Prophet Muhammed

Things that would have made SKAM s4 better for me...

1. Sana winning and happy.
I get it’s teen drama and it’s not gonna be smooth sailing all the way, but it’s episode 7 and all we see is nothing working out for her, Yousef, girl squad, Russ bus, Elias..

2. More positive stuff about Islam.
Honestly this could have been a really good opportunity to educate viewers about some of the common Western misconceptions of Islam, some interesting history of the Middle East, and why did Sana’s family move to Norway? Side note, did you know prophet Muhammed’s first wife proposed to him (this was really interesting for me, strong woman who knew what she wanted! Nothing sexist about that.) The similarities between Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Beautiful visuals like Moroccan or Turkish tea sets?
But all we got so far is Sana’s religion is part of her identify that’s rather “inconvenient” for her 😔 (cheap plot..)

Honestly it overplays how ignorant her friends are with the pizza scene, i have Muslim (and Jewish) friends and when we have parties we are so careful not serving pork (they all drink alcohol though lol), we always cook pork last so the other food isn’t “contaminated”. Like it’s just normal to accommodate friends? I myself have food intolerances and when we go out my friends always accommodate me too?

3. Sana’s mum is a surgeon
OK I think it’s cool she’s got great parents but I just think a bit of girl power in a teen girl drama series won’t hurt, fight the gender roles and inspire strong women! We all know her dad is a surgeon it wasn’t mentioned what her mum does… (Unless they did earlier and I missed?)

4. Less Noora, less Evak, less everyone else who’s not Sana
I can’t believe I’m saying this, because you all know I love Evak! But this is her season, she can’t just be the “connection”, I want her to lead!! Tell her own stories!! Debunk islamphobic misconceptions! Bring people together! She’s strong and beautiful, she can do that! Not sneaking around taking petty screenshots of a conversation from a long time ago, betraying her friend Isak’s trust. I want her, Sana, to go up to Sara and assertively and articulately tell her she’s a manipulative insecure bitch and horrible person and shove it! Tell Noora to toughen up and get over William who’s an arsehole. Tell Vilde that she’s been the loyaliest friend to her and she needs to grow up and stop being a back stabber or soon she’ll have no real friends.
Sana’s a badass who’s not had any issues standing up for herself and being strong in the past, do it again for us!! 💪

عَنْ أَبِي مَسْعُودٍ الأَنْصَارِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ :“‏ مَنْ قَرَأَ بِالآيَتَيْنِ مِنْ آخِرِ سُورَةِ الْبَقَرَةِ فِي لَيْلَةٍ كَفَتَاهُ‏ "‏‏.‏ صحيح البخاري حديث ٥٠٠٩

Narrated Abu Mas`ud Al-Ansari: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, ”If one recites the last two Verses of Surat-al-Baqara at night, it is sufficient for him (for that night).” Sahih al-Bukhari 5040
In-book reference : Book 66, Hadith 64
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 6, Book 61, Hadith 560

سلسلة الأذكار والأدعية // Athkar & Invocations Series | 13

Amazing advice from Ibn Al-Qayyim رحمه الله

“A friend will not (literally) share your struggles, and a loved one cannot physically take away your pain, and a close one will not stay up the night on your behalf. So look after yourself, protect it, nurture it. Don’t give life’s events more than what they are really worth. 

Be certain that when you break, no one will heal you except you; and when you are defeated, no one will give you victory except your own determination. Your ability to stand up again and carry on is your responsibility.

Do not look for your self-worth in the eyes of people; look for your worth from within your conscious. If your conscious is at peace then you will ascend high, and if you truly know yourself then what is said about you won’t harm you.

Do not carry the worries of this life, because this is for Allah. And do not carry the worries of sustenance because it is from Allah. And do not carry the anxiety for the future because it is in the Hands of Allah.

Carry one thing:

How to Please Allah. Because if you please Him, He Pleases you, fulfils you and enriches you. Do not weep from a life that made your heart weep, just say “Oh Allah compensate me with good in this life and the hereafter”.

Sadness departs with a sajdah. Happiness comes with a sincere du'a. Allah does not forget the good you do, nor does He forget the good you did to others and the pain you relieved them from. Nor will He forget the eye which was about to cry but you made it laugh.

Live your life with this principle: Be good even if you don’t receive good, not because of other’s sake but because Allah loves the good doers".

عن أبي هُرَيْرَةَ عن الرَسُولَ صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: ‏"‏ وَاللَّهِ إِنِّي لأَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ فِي الْيَوْمِ أَكْثَرَ مِنْ سَبْعِينَ مَرَّةً ‏"‏‏.‏ صحيح البخاري حديث ٦٣٠٧

Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying.“ By Allah! I ask for forgiveness from Allah and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day." Sahih al-Bukhari 6307
In-book reference : Book 80, Hadith 4
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 8, Book 75, Hadith 319

سلسلة الأذكار والأدعية // Athkar & Invocations Series | 16

A man feeds a cat in Turkey.

The Companions asked The Prophet 

“Shall we be rewarded for showing kindness to the animals also?” Heﷺsaid, “A reward is given in connection with every living creature”. 

(Riyadh Us Saliheen. Book 1, Hadith 126).

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه، سمعت رسول صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: “ يدخلُ الجنةَ من أمتي زمرةٌ هي سبعون ألفًا ، تضيءُ وجوهُهم إضاءةَ القمرِ . فقام عكاشةُ بنُ محصنٍ الأسدي ، يرفعُ نمرةً عليه ، قال : ادعْ اللهَ لي يا رسولَ  اللهِ أن يجعلني منهم ، فقال : اللهم اجعلْه منهم . ثم قام رجلٌ من الأنصارِ فقال : يا رسولَ اللهِ ، ادع اللهَ أن يجعلني منهم ، فقال رسولُ اللهِ صلى اللهُ عليهِ وسلَّمَ : سبقك عكاشةُ “ صحيح البخاري حديث ٥٨١١ - صحيح مسلم حديث ٢١٦

Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying “From among my followers, a group (of 70,000) will enter Paradise without being asked for their accounts, Their faces will be shining like the moon.” ‘Ukasha bin Muhsin Al-Asadi got up, lifting his covering sheet and said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) Invoke Allah for me that He may include me with them.” The Prophet (ﷺ) said! “O Allah! Make him from them.” Then another man from Al-Ansar got up and said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! Invoke Allah for me that He may include me with them.” On that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “'Ukasha has anticipated you." Sahih al-Bukhari 5811
In-book reference : Book 77, Hadith 29
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 7, Book 72, Hadith 702 

Sahih Muslim 216 c
In-book reference : Book 1, Hadith 430
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 1, Hadith 420