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Your deeds are only for Allah.

Ad-Dahhak reported:

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty says: I am the best partner, for whoever associates another partner with me, then it is only done for the sake of my partner.” The Prophet said, “O people! Make your deeds sincere for Allah Almighty. Verily, Allah does not accept any deed unless it is sincerely for him. Do not say: This is for the sake of Allah and this is for the sake of my relatives. Verily, it was done for your relatives and none of it was for Allah. And do not say: This is for the sake of Allah and for your sake. Verily, it was done for their sake and none of it was for Allah.”

Source: Sunan al-Dāraquṭnī 111
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

The Reward of a Martyr is within your grasp

Narrated ‘abdu ALlaah ibn ‘Umar (رَضِيَ الله عَنْهُمَا) that the messenger of Allaah (صَلَّى للَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said:

“He who prays a-Doha, fasts three days every month and does not abandon Witr neither travelling nor at residence, will have the reward of a martyr written for him”

[atTabarii in Muyamma’ azZawa’ed (241/2), declared saheeh by sheikh al-Albani (rahimahu Allaah) in sahih a-Ttarghib wa Ttarhib, no. 595]

Note: aDoha starts when the sun raises the length of a spear (approximately 10 to 20 minutes after sunrise) and ends about 15 to 30 minutes before the adhan for duhr, it is prayed in pairs of rakats and can consist of at least two, to as many rakat as you would like beyond that.

Jumada Al-Awwal 22, 1438/February 19, 2017

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I was tagged by three lovely ladies: @theycallmebecca @heather-lynn and @novelcarrington

Rules: enter your answers then tag ~10 people! Use the first letter of your name to answer each question. Real answers only. If the person who tagged you has the same initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use the same word twice.

  • Name: Ashley
  • A four letter word: Able
  • A boy’s name: Anthony
  • An occupation: Assassin
  • Something you can wear: Anklet
  • A food: Avacado
  • Something you can find in a bathroom: Acne medication
  • A place: Albany
  • A reason for being late: Accident
  • Something you shout: Abracadabra
  • A movie title: American Psycho
  • Something you drink: Apple Cider
  • An animal: Aardvark
  • A type of car: Audi
  • Title of a song: Aerials by System of a Down

and I will tag @misshyen @jennymagicalheart @myluvislikewow @goody2shoessmut @lillianfromaccounting

Jalan Allah itu panjang, sementara kita berjalan seperti kura-kura, dan bukanlah menjadi tujuan  untuk sampai ke ujung jalan, akan tetapi yang menjadi tujuan adalah kita mati dalam keadaan kita tetap diatas jalanNya
—  Syaikh al-Albani rahimahullah

Miles from any classroom, in the middle of Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, Dana Albany, a “book sculptor,” creates a massive sculpture of the human body. It is composed of out-of-date textbooks and discarded library books. She names this giant figure: Body of Knowledge. It is burned to the ground. No one objects.

BODY of KNOWLEDGE by Dana Albany

BURNING MAN 2000, Black Rock Desert, northern NEVADA, USA

photo credit: “Scott Beale / Laughing Squid”