For other men 
you are unforgettable.
You are justice.
A law without teeth. 
You are the high road to the city.
Your hips 
are the most wonderful 
thing about you. 
They move for the public.
And you would want them
to pay you their tears for it. 
you are a funny misbehaviour.
Your laugh reflects your loneliness. 
They never see you cry,
and they pronounce your name wrong. 
Therefore you eat your eyes,
and close your country upon them.
You are the silky night, 
velvet between the sheets,
alone in bed.
They dream about you like this.
—  Al-Maghrib by Royla Asghar 
GEMS from Echoes of a Cave: Tafseer of Surah Al Kahf
  • Allah will support those who have trust in him.
  • The Prophet (pbuh) understood that nurturing is important. We have lost this concept. We need to encourage children to follow the Sunnah.
  • Allah will be with you and continue to be with you in your salah, until you do your tasleem.
  • The Dunya is a rat race - it will end.
  • Methodology of Excellence: The more you worship Allah, the more Allah will aid you. People of Excellence will be humble and not arrogant.
  • Wisdom is a precious gift. Wisdom is putting everything in its right place.
  • Allah demands excellence. He does not want the bare minimum. He wants us to go beyond the target.
  • Everything we do, use the power of intention - For the Sake of Allah. Reward comes with the intention.
  • Essence of Ihsan is to worship Allah as if he is there. Even if he is not there, he sees you.
  • People will disown you once you start making changes and moving away. Is friendship defined by your exterior?
  • Allah provides guidance to whom he will. If Allah prescribes misguidance, then he will never be guided.
  • If we remember Allah, we will protect us in any way he wants, when we need his protection.
  • True guidance comes from Allah. Make dua for guidance. Constantly seek guidance.
  • Important to have good righteous companionship - Allah will provide you support through them.
  • Always remember Allah. You forget to praise him, then say it as soon as you remember.
  • Those who have imaan and good deeds - Allah will preserve them.

Ruling on praying Witr in the same way as Maghrib

Praise be to Allaah.

It was proven that the Prophet (ﷺ) prayed Witr in different ways. He prayed one rak’ah, and three, and five, and seven, and nine.

And he prayed three rak’ahs in two different ways, either continuously with one tashahhud, or saying salaam after two rak’ahs and praying one rak’ah and saying salaam after it.

Shaykh Muhammad al-Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (Rahimahullah) said:

It is permissible to pray Witr with three rak’ahs, or with five, or with seven, or with nine. If a person prays Witr with three, it may be done in one of two ways, both of which are prescribed in sharee’ah:

1 – Praying the three rak'ahs continually with one tashahhud.

2 – Saying salaam after two rak’ahs, then praying one rak’ah on its own.

Both of these are narrated in the Sunnah, so if a person does it one way sometimes and the other way sometimes, that is good.

It is permissible to say it with one salaam, but it should be with only one tashahhud and not two, because if he does it with two tashahhuds, it will be like Maghrib prayer, and the Prophet (ﷺ) forbade making it like Maghrib prayer.

Al-Sharh al-Mumti’, 4/14-16

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said: “Do not pray Witr with three rak’ahs like Maghrib.”

Narrated by al-Haakim, 1/403; al-Bayhaqi, 3/31; al-Daaraqutni, p. 172. Al-Haafiz ibn Hajar said in Fath al-Baari (4/301):

Its isnaad fulfils the conditions of the two Shaykhs (al-Bukhaari and Muslim).

Some Countries in Arabic
*I just included some of the ones we might pronounce a bit differently*

Afghanistan | أفغانستان
Algeria | Al Jaza‘er : الجزائر
Argentina | Al Arjantin : الأرجنتين
America | Amrika : أمريكا
Belgium | Biljika : بلجيكا
China | Assin : الصين
Cyprus | Qubrus : قبرص
Egypt | Misr : مصر
Ethiopia | Athyubiya : أثيوبيا
Finland | Finlanda : فنلندا
France | Faransa : فرنسا
Germany | Almaniya : ألمانيا
Greece | Al Yunan : اليونان
Hungary | Hungariya : هنغاريا
India | Al Hind : الهند
Italy | Italiya : إيطاليا
Ireland | Erlanda : إيرلندا
Japan | Yaban : يابان
Jordan | Al Urdun : الأردن
Liechtenstein | Likhten.shtein : لختنشتاين
Madagascar | Mudghashqar : مدغشقر
Malaysia | Maliziya : ماليزيا
Mexico | Al Maksik : المكسيك
Morocco | Al Maghrib : المغرب
Norway | Annarweej : النرويج
Palestine | Filastin : فلسطين
Paris | Baris : باريس
Russia | Rusiya : روسيا
St. Lucia | Sant Lusiya : سانت لوسيا
Singapore | Singhafora : سنغافوة
South Africa | Janub Afriqiya : جنوب أفريقيا
Spain | Asbania : أسبانيا
Sweden | Assuwaid : السويد
Syria | Suriya : سوريا
Saudi Arabia | Almamlaka Al`arabiya Assu`udiya : المملكة العربية السعودية
Tunisia | Tunis : تونس
Turkey | Turkiya : تركيا
Uganda | oghanda : أوغاندا
Ukraine | Ükraniya : أوكرانيا
Britain | Britaniya : بريطانيا

anonymous asked:

What is Dua istaftah

Du’a al-Istiftah is the prayer that is said at the start of the Salah (prayer) after one says the Takbeerat al-Ihram (the start of the prayer where you raise your hands and say Allahu Akbar) and before the recitation of Surat al Fatiha. It is a Sunnah act (i.e. it is not obligatory in the prayer however it is highly recommended.) 

The Prophet (peace be upon him) taught us that there are several ways to open the prayer some shorter than others. SOme of 

سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ وَتَبَارَكَ اسْمُكَ وَتَعَالَى جَدُّكَ وَلاَ إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ

Subhanakallahumma, wa bihamdika tabarakasmuka wa ta'ala jadduka wa la ilaha ghairuk 

Glory and praise be to You, O Allah. Blessed be Your name and exalted be Your majesty, there is none worthy of worship except You. (Tirmidhi and an Nisa’i)

اللهم باعد بيني وبين خطاياي كما باعدت بين المشرق والمغرب اللهم نقني من خطاياي كما ينقى الثوب الأبيض من الدنس اللهم اغسلني من خطاياي بالثلج والماء والب

Allahumma baa’id bayni wa bayna khataayaaya kama baa’adta bayna al-mashriqi wa’l-maghrib. Allahumma naqqini min khataayaaya kama yunaqqa al-thawb al-abyad min al-danas. Allaahumma ighsilni min khataayaaya bi’l-thalji wa’l-maa’i wa’l-barad.

O Allah, put a great distance between me and my sins, as great as the distance You have made between the East and the West. O Allah, cleanse me of sin as a white garment is cleansed from filth. O Allah, wash away my sins with snow and water and hail. (Bukhari)

Hope this was of help insha’Allah. 


DISCLAIMER: This is all jokes. I don’t mean to offend any ladies in here 

Xalimo the FOB

You can catch this girl wearing an outdated circa 2003 jean skirt with an oversized belt around her waist or a jilbaab. She will lecture you about how you will end up in hell for wearing pants. She also uses adjectives like “cadey”, “qalanjo” or quruxleey” as her facebook name. She buys a new dirac every week for weddings despite lying to the government. She claims that she moved to the United States when she was 2 months old from Sweden. She can make bomb shax.

Social Activist

You will see this girl at almost every human rights protest and you’ll see her sporting a keffiyeh around her neck. She only drinks fair trade coffee and she shares lots of “Free Palestine” or “Free Ogaden” posts on her facebook page. She wants to save the world. She dreams of working for the United Nations and traveling to urban slums and refugee camps. She’s a hard core angry feminist and you’ll see her using words like “patriarchy”, “heteronormativity”, “ white privilege” and “white supremacy”. You can catch her reading the feminine mystique, Angela Davis or anything by bell hooks while bumping to Beyonce’s song “flawless” in the background.


She is the definition of what a haute xalimo is. This girl has over a thousand followers on twitter and instagram. Her make-up and fashion game is on point. She’s a little narcissistic takes a million selfies and documents every moment of her life on snapchat. She usually sports cute turbans and posts make up tutorials on her instagram page. She regularly gets featured on the somali beauties page on instagram and she desires to become the next Somali version of Michelle Phan.

Super Religious

You can catch her attending multiple Al-Maghrib events and islamic lectures. She is also fond of posting islamic quotes on facebook and twitter. She preaches the deen. However, she doesn’t  exactly practice what she preaches and posts ratchet songs on facebook and makes statuses about “TURNING UP”. She’s a sucker for the bearded brothers. She is the object of desire of creepy white reverts.

Asian Fanatic

You can catch this girl watching k -dramas, anime and listening to k-pop music. She even started taking Korean as a language at her university or switched her major to Asian Languages & Literature. Secretly, she wants to marry an asian guy and become the next “Jason & Farhiya” couple.


Sorry fellas, she doesn’t exist. She’s usually created by someone insecure who uses a cute lightskin girl’s picture. The person behind this account probably looks like chief keef in real life.


She got it all the looks, brains and a cute guy. She excels in everything she does from grades to extracurriculars. Your parents are constantly comparing her with you. However, realize she’s far from perfect. Except if they only knew she was the neighborhood kid selling weed. But that’s none of my business tho… *sips tea*

Diana Abuser

This girl is insecure about her beautiful dark skin and has been brainwashed by western media. She abuses diana bleaching cream. She is guilty of overfiltering her pictures on instagram to make herself look lighter. She looks like beyonce in her pictures, but looks like Michael Jackson in real life

Ajnabi Lover

This girl dreams of being swept off her feet by a non-Somali or Saudi prince. She will pick Tyrone over Faraax anyday. Like her super religious friend, she ends up falling prey to creepy white reverts. Eventually when she turns 30 years old those dreams come to a screeching halt and she ends up marrying your typical faraax.

Bad Girl

You can catch her at the shisha lounge and occasionally at the club wearing a cute bodycon dress posing for instagram pics. She usually sneaks out of her house wearing an Abaaya telling her parents she’s going to sleep over at Ayaan’s house. Once she gets to the shisha lounge or club she takes off her abaya only to reveal a short dress or *gasp* pants underneath. She’s a pro at crashing weddings and she ignores all the thirsty faraaxs flocking her inbox. Her favorite TV shows include the Bad Girls Club and Love & Hip Hop.


She’s the biggest keyboard warrior. She spends her days arguing on facebook and creating cyber beef on twitter over trivial matters. She talks smack about how so and so wedding was whack. In real life she’s timid and wouldn’t hurt a fly.


Typically a nursing or pre-med major. This xalimo was either pressured by her parents into her major or she wants to make good money and give back to Somalia/save the world one day. She helps out hooyo iyo abo and is overall a good person. She’s obsessed with Drake and gets overly excited whenever she hears him drop a verse about East African Women.

An Amazing Du’aa Not to Be Missed After Fajr and Maghrib For Protection From Shaitaan

Narration About Fajr Prayer
The Messenger of Allaah (ﷺ) said, “Whoever says at the end of every Fajr prayer, while his feet are still folded, before speaking:

‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah, Alone without partner, to Him belongs all that exists, and to Him is the praise. He gives life and causes death, and He is powerful over all things.

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Lā ilāha illallāh, waḥdahu lā sharīka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu, yuḥyī wa yumītu, wa huwa alā kulli shay’in qadīr

ten times, then ten good deeds shall be written for him, ten evil deeds shall be wiped away from him, ten degrees shall be raised up for him, and he shall be in security all that day from every disliked thing—and he shall be in protection from Shaitaan—, and no sin will meet him or destroy him that day, except for associating partners with Allaah.”

Saheeh at-Targheeb, 472. At-Tirmidhee, Eng. trans., vol. 6, p. 194.

Narration About Maghrib Prayer
Umaarah bin Shabib As-Saba’i narrated that the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ said, “Whoever says: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah, Alone without partner, to Him belongs all that exists, and to Him belongs the praise. He gives life and causes death, and He is powerful over all things.’

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Lā ilāha illallāh, waḥdahu lā sharīka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu, yuḥyī wa yumītu, wa huwa alā kulli shai’in qadīr

ten times at the end of al-Maghrib—Allaah shall send for him protectors to guard him from Shaitaan until he reaches morning—and Allaah writes for him ten good deeds, Mujibat (Obligating, or necessitating, that is they necessitate that he shall enter Jannah, see Tuhfatul-Ahwadhi) and He wipes from him ten of the destructive evil deeds, and it shall be for him the equal of freeing ten believing slaves.”

Saheeh at-Targheeb, 473. At-Tirmidhee, Eng. trans., vol. 6, p. 243, entire translation taken from here.

Dahsyatnya Manfaat Membaca Al-Qur'an Setelah Subuh dan Maghrib

Menurut hasil penelitian ternyata membaca Al-Qur’an sehabis Maghrib dan sesudah Subuh itu dapat meningkatkan kecerdasan otak sampai 80%, karena di sana ada pergantian dari siang ke malam dan dari malam ke siang hari di samping itu ada tiga aktifitas sekaligus, membaca, melihat dan mendengar.

Terdapat beberapa hal yang dapat menyebabkan seseorang kuat ingatan atau hafalannya. Diantaranya:
- Menyedikitkan makan
- Membiasakan melaksanakan ibadah shalat malam
- Membaca Al-Qur’an sambil melihat kepada mushaf

Tak ada lagi bacaan yang dapat meningkatkan terhadap daya ingat dan memberikan ketenangan kepada seseorang kecuali membaca Al-Qur’an.

Dr. Al Qadhi, melalui penelitiannya yang panjang dan serius di Klinik Besar Florida Amerika Serikat, berhasil membuktikan hanya dengan mendengarkan bacaan ayat-ayat Al-Qur’an, seorang Muslim, baik mereka yang berbahasa Arab maupun bukan, dapat merasakan perubahan:
• Fisiologis yang sangat besar
• Penurunan depresi, kesedihan
• Memperoleh ketenangan jiwa
• Menangkal berbagai macam penyakit merupakan pengaruh umum yang dirasakan orang-orang yang menjadi objek penelitiannya.

Penemuan sang dokter ahli jiwa ini tidak serampangan. Penelitiannya ditunjang dengan bantuan peralatan elektronik terbaru untuk mendeteksi tekanan darah, detak jantung, ketahanan otot, dan ketahanan kulit terhadap aliran listrik.

Dari hasil uji cobanya ia berkesimpulan, bacaan Al-Qur’an berpengaruh besar hingga 97% dalam melahirkan ketenangan jiwa dan penyembuhan penyakit.

Dalam laporan sebuah penelitian yang disampaikan dalam Konferensi Kedokteran Islam Amerika Utara pada tahun 1984, disebutkan, Al-Qur’an terbukti mampu mendatangkan ketenangan sampai 97% bagi mereka yang mndengarkannya.

Mari kita mulai luangkan waktu beberapa menit dari 24 jam di hari kita. Semoga bermanfaat buat kita semua bersama keluarga kita. Semoga kita kelak menjadi penghuni Surga, Aamiin Yaa Rabb.

The Prophet ﷺ ‬used to break the fast with THREE dates. He would eat three dates. Then he would pray Maghrib.
—  Sh. al-Albānī Raḥimahullāh [سلسلة الهدى والنور ٤٩٠]

If you know, that upon you is the obligation of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil, and you know that being careless and negligent in fulfilling this obligation could incur the wrath of Allāh and would bring about the destruction of the Ummah in the same manner Banī Isrā’el were destroyed and the great nations before them, would you sign away your duty?

SubhānaAllah, how treacherous are the Al-Maghrib Institute and the people of their ilk? How treacherous are the Al-Maghrib Institute and the people of their ilk? They only seek to destroy Islam from within.

Tayybah scholarship for Al-Maghrib is filled out.
I’m unsure of how much they give to people, but I really want to go to this awesome class (it’s $85) and as a college student, I honestly don’t have the money. As a convert, I can’t ask my parents. Insha'Allah, they give me at least $40 or $50. The more, the better. 
I also need to think of something to come up with about why I’m away all weekend.  Considering using my major plus my internship as an excuse. We’ll see. 

Just, please, make dua'a I get this scholarship and can attend this class for a weekend without any problems!