The ProductiveMuslim Dua

“If we look at all the six elements that the Dua is asking Allah for refuge from, we would realise that all of them are anti-Productivity elements that if removed from our lives we can move forward much quicker and be more productive.”

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O Allah! Grant us refuge from all the six elements. Aameen!

Abu Hurairah (radhiAllahu 'anhu) said, the Prophet (sallAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: "Time will pass rapidly, knowledge will decrease, miserliness will become widespread in people's hearts, afflictions will appear, and there will be much Harj." The people asked, "O Messenger of Allah, what is Harj?" He said, "Killing, killing!"

[Sahih Al-Bukhari]

wow people really need to stop getting off the back of the Jack Frost fandom for finding a young-portrayed (close to their age range) male character hot

it’s a thing people do, y’know, find people attractive
and an animated film isn’t going to stop them
never has, never will
And stop saying it’s wrong because it’s meant for “children.” does it suddenly make it okay that people fetishize 13 year old boys and girls just because Homestuck isn’t meant for children???

would you rather they beat off to anime girls meant to be 14 just because they’re drawn with bodaciously huge tits?
would you rather the rabbit become the huge fan icon instead?
ya want bunny dick all over tumblr?

you can’t stop people for liking an attractively rendered character
admittedly I haven’t seen the movie, but I bet he has an attractive personality to go along with it
possibly even an attractive backstory

and aside from North, he’s the most humanly designed character of the main group so…

Narrated Abu Huraira (radhiAllahu 'anhu): The Prophet (sallAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said, "Every day two angels come down from Heaven and one of them says, 'O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in Your Cause,' and the other (angel) says, 'O Allah! Destroy every miser.'"

[Sahih Bukhari Vol. 2, no. 522]

Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu):

The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Time will pass rapidly,
good deeds will decrease, miserliness will be thrown (in the hearts of the
people) afflictions will appear and there will be much ‘Al-Harj.” They
said, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is “Al-Harj?” He said, “Killing! Killing!”

—  Bukhari Vol. 9 : No. 183

اَللّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْعِجْزِ ، وَالْكَسْلِ، وَالْجُبْنِ ، وَالْهَرَمِ ، وَالْبُخْلِ ، وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ، وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ.

O Allah, I seek refuge in You from weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, anxiety and sorrow, and I seek refuge in You from the torments of grave, and I seek refuge in You from the trials and tribulations of life and death.

As someone who absolutely used to believe in and complain about the Friend Zone, it took a lot of listening and self-examination to accept that it was entirely possible that not only was there nothing wrong with me, but that there was nothing wrong with her either (whoever ‘she’ happened to be at the time). People do things for reasons. Sometimes those reasons are malicious and exploitative and cruel. But at least as often (and I’d say far more often), they’re entirely reasonable and defensible. Part of this problem, to be sure, is that we have adopted a completely bizarre model of relationships that denies both men and women full agency – men as mindless sexual automatons, women as miserly guardians of sexual activity. A more mature understanding of relationships as two people who find ways to enhance each other’s lives allows for the possibility that people could have meaningful interaction that may or may not include sexual intimacy.
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Heirs of Paradise | Traits of those who Believe

Sura 23 - Ayats 1 through 9  Al-Mu’minun (The Believers)

Translation (below) and exegesis (In Urdu Audio Above)

English (Yusuf Ali) 

23:1 The believers must (eventually) win through,-

23:2 Those who humble themselves in their prayers;

23:3 Who avoid vain talk;

23:4 Who are active in deeds of charity;

23:5 Who abstain from sex, | 23:6 Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (in their case) they are free from blame,

23:7 But those whose desires exceed those limits are transgressors;-

23:8 Those who faithfully observe their trusts and their covenants;

23:9 And who (strictly) guard their prayers;-


Please listen to audio above for exegesis and related content.

A few blame-worthy traits

(a) Bukhl or Miserliness - Its definition and method of reformation.

(b) Riya karee or Show-off

Of what does not belong to you or your subjects you should, therefore, be a lavish giver, as were Cyrus, Caesar, and Alexander; for to be liberal with the property of others does not take away from your reputation, but adds to it. What injures you is to give away what is your own.
—  Machiavelli, The Prince (Dover Thrift Editions), 16. Of liberality and miserliness.

bcing - f. of {‘ching} bind, bound, tied up [by a knot of miserliness], to tie, attach, restricted, fettered, tethered, stuck, control; fut. of {‘ching} bind, bound, tied up [by a knot of miserliness], to tie, attach, restricted, fettered, tethered, stuck, control [RY]

'jur gegs - a preta with a contracted windpipe/ miserliness [RY]

ser sna - stinginess, avarice, mibp 85, miserliness, frugality, greed, parsimony, avaricious, greedy [JV]

ser sna - avarice, stinginess * miserliness [IW]

ser sna - 1) stinginess, as one of the twenty sub-disturbances; avarice, greed, frugality, miserliness, meanness, the continual desire to increase one’s store of wealth. Def. by Jamg?n Kongtr?l: {rang gi yo byad btang mi bra ba} 2) stingy, tightfisted; close, mean, cheap, tight, parsimonious, penurious, close-fisted, miserly, niggardly, penny-pinching [RY]

ser snas bsags pa - hoarded in miserliness [RY]

ser snas bsags pa’i - hoarded in miserliness [IW]

bse rag - Serak. A type of mischievous spirit who consumes the potent essences of food and wealth. He personifies ultimate envy and miserliness and is usually exorcized during rituals to promote wealth and prosperity [RY]

Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu):

The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) said,
“Time will pass rapidly,
good deeds will decrease,
miserliness will be thrown (in the hearts of the people)
afflictions will appear
and there will be much ‘Al-Harj.
” They said, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is “Al-Harj?”
He said, “Killing! Killing!
—  Bukhari Vol. 9 : No. 183

Ibn Sa’d narrated that Shaddad said: The first words that ‘Umar would say when he ascended the minbar were,

"O Allah, I am severe, so make me gentle, I am weak, so strengthen me, and I am miserly, so make me generous."

-Tarikh al-Khulafa’ by Imam as-Suyuti.

anonymous said:

Assalamualaikum. I have a major exam tmr & i am so scared. What should i do? 😭

Walaikum Assalaam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu,

Recite the following dua’s:

1.It was reported from Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to say, when something upset him:

“Yaa Hayyu yaa Qayyoom, bi Rahmatika astagheeth (O Ever-Living One, O Everlasting One, by Your mercy I seek help).”

2. Allahumma inni a’oodhoo bika minal-hammi walhuzni, wal-’ajzi wal-kasali wal-bukhli wal-jubni, wa dal’id-dayni wa ghalabatir- rajaal

O Allah! I seek refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being oppressed by men.

I hope it will be helpful. May Allah guide us all to the straight path.


She tells the psychiatrist she isn’t sure how 
it got this way, that maybe it was her 
father’s fault that she played with

plebeians then shoved them under sofa cushions,
slipped somnolent and sully under the mattress
stashed miserly and magnitude in the sugar jar.
It began slowly, content just to 
spend quiet evenings at home with laconic
and laissez-faire. But then her father died, 

and within days she brought home 
obstreperous, loquacious, and 
alacrity—partied with them for weeks 

before she realized loquacious 
had pushed laconic and laissez-faire 
out the door. Inchoation slips out 

from under her tongue—she acknowledges
it’s gotten out of hand. It’s not easy living 
like this
, she says standing before stacks 

of hubris towering in front of the fireplace; 
she can’t even brush her teeth without stumbling 
over garrulous piles of you-name-it.

She weaves her way 
like a drunken mouse 
gnawing through a

cache of wanton words—
dingy, salacious, crapulence—
all hailing down upon her, 

admits she can’t stop, 
tastes shrink in her mouth,
purrs, I want even you.  

Jennifer Clark