What is the struggle against the self?

Jihad al-nafs is the struggle against evil ideas, desires and powers of lust, anger, and insatiable imagination, placing all of them under the dictates of reason and faith in obedience to God’s commands, and finally, purging all satanic ideas and influences from one’s soul.

Islamic ethical teachings indicate that the one who succeeds in this struggle can rise above and beyond the level of angels, and one who fails in this struggle will descend to a level lower than the level of animals, and may even be grouped among the legions of the devil.

Ever realize how strong you are? Ever thought why everyday we are able to wake up to face another day, that we were able to survive yesterday with complete undistorted or less of a human?

Well, it is because of the Mercy of Allaah, and because you are still fighting your battle, because Allaah is still sustaining you with His Love, Guidance and Protection. So are we not to say Alhamdulillaah?

Do you think any scholar or any person who have earned such status in Islam through the guidance and wisdom Allaah has bestowed upon him didn’t go under struggle, yet they still went on, and they have and until now survived it, because they had the faith in islam, in Muhammad sallallahu allaihi wassalaam and most truly to Allaah who have created them.

Of course they did, learn from the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum, Bilaal Radiyallahu Anhu was tortured yet remained steadfast and Allaah reward him as the first muezzin in Islam, Abu Bakr Radiyallahu Anhu was tortured by other men so severe that the people thought He would die, but still he never left Muhammad’s sallallahu alaihi wassalaam side, ‘Umar Radiyallahu Anhu had the best luxuries of life and was at the peak of his status but this didn’t shun him from coming to Islam- these are just some of the stories of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum that would inspire us as much.

Or rather let me remind you the struggle and severe maltreatment that our beloved Muhammad sallallahu allaihi wassalaam had when He went to Taif? See full story here

Indeed we all are to struggle, we are awake for a reason, our struggles are done for something that will benefit us, if we fail then embrace the failure but remember tomorrow is a new day, so don’t let the failure of yesterday haunt the light of your tomorrow. in sha Allaah.

Today is a new day, not the broken pieces of yesterday. Your battle hasn’t ended yet, so fight again, and now stronger and braver than yesterday. in sha Allaah.

Just never despair of His Mercy, never despair of your failures today, in sha Allaah better days are coming, keep the faith always have hope, never let depression live in your hearts rather crush the depression with the faith and trust you have in Him. 


and we pray that those who are facing such struggles these days are to be given comfort by Allaah who is As Salaam that in His Love, Guidance and Protection we among others who are struggling would find such ease in our trust in Him. in sha Allaah.



"Being ‘Happy’ is not a sin in Islam, but if the Haram is what is making you happy, then realize that SHAYTAAN IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK."

Stay away from Haraam love. It will only poison your heart and numb your senses in recognizing the sweetness of Imaan. 

Your value is immeasurable, Oh Muslimah! Don’t degrade yourself in indulging in Haraam love. There’s no such thing as "we are on a process of making it Halaal” yet you are communicating with each other directly and exchanging sweet words. Denying the real truth after knowing that it’s haraam is completely absurd my dear sister!

Strive against those desires until pleasing Allaah will be your only desire. In shaa Allaah! Ask Allaah for protection and be NOT an ALLY of Shaytaan in spreading fawaahish (indecency) on Earth. 

A reminder for me and for every single sisters. And Allaah knows best.