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You know in surah al Fatiha Allah ﷻ teaches us to ask for guidance in the 5th verse

Here (first ayah of Surah Baqarah) before Allah ﷻ says the Qur'an contains guidance.

Allah ﷻ tells us something we can’t comprehend and understand (Alif Laam Meem)

So in order to truly gain guidance from this book (Qur'an) we must submit our intellect to this book.

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America’s first Muslim fraternity may change your idea of fraternities … and Muslims

When you think of fraternities, the first things that usually come to mind are house parties and keg stands, not kufis and prayer rugs. But the brothers of Alpha Lambda Mu — or Alif Laam Meem, as they are also known — are out to change people’s ideas of fraternities, as well as their perceptions of young American Muslims.

ALM, the first Muslim fraternity in the U.S., was founded last year by Ali Mahmoud, a junior at the University of Texas, Dallas. Since then, chapters have opened at Cornell University and University of California, San Diego, and there are plans to expand this fall at San Diego State and the University of Florida.

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When you read Harry Potter books, do you get cured? Read it a hundred times, is there any cure? You get disturbed even more!
There is no comparison from all dunya books to Holy Quran; that one is dunya words and this one is Allah’s words!
On every letter of the Holy Quran there are Allah’s rewards – “Alif. Laam. Meem.” or “Kaaf. Haa. ‘Ayn. Saad.” Not one book from around the world gives you reward when you read it except the Holy Quran.
—  Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

It is well known that if a believer spends an hour reading Qur’an, thousands of hasanaat will be recorded for him, because the Prophet (ﷺ) said:

مَنْ قَرَأَ حَرْفًا مِنْ كِتَابِ اللَّهِ فَلَهُ بِهِ حَسَنَةٌ ، وَالْحَسَنَةُ بِعَشْرِ أَمْثَالِهَا ، لا أَقُولُ الم حَرْفٌ ، وَلَكِنْ أَلِفٌ حَرْفٌ ، وَلامٌ حَرْفٌ ، وَمِيمٌ حَرْفٌ

 

“Whoever reads one letter of the Book of Allaah will have one hasanah for that, and a hasanah brings a tenfold reward. I do not say that alif-laam-meem is a letter, rather alif is a letter, laam is a letter, meem is a letter.”

 

[Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2910; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.]

anonymous asked:

I've lost the desire to read Qur'aan and doing good deeds. I feel tired all the time is this shaitaan? How can I desire to do good again? Barakallahu feek for all your help xx

Assalamu Alaikum

Alwaysremember with every passing second we are going close to our death. We don’t have much time, try to use your time efficiently that will benefit you in the hereafter as well in shaa Allah. Time is passing quickly and we cannot bring the time back that is passed. So use your time wisely.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ”Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth before you become old; your health, before you fall sick; your wealth, before you become poor; your free time before you become preoccupied, and your life, before your death.” (Narrated by Ibn Abbas in the Mustadrak of Hakim & Musnad Imam Ahmad. Sahih)

Ibn Abbas narrated that Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said:
There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) health and free time for doing good.“ (Bukhari 8/421)

Try to spend your leisure time in a positive way. Leisure time is a blessing in disguise because some people don’t have time for themselves because of their busy schedules. If you have leisure time try to gain knowledge, read quran or do dhikr.. Try to spend your time in a good way that will be beneficial for you in the hereafter. Increase your worship before you get so much responsibility that you don’t get time to worship. This life is temporary will end one day so try to do good deeds as much possible.

Our eman is not constant. So when we have stronger connection with Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala, it’s easier for us to fight with the desires and whispers of shaitan but when we have weak connection, it become difficult to fight. Strive to get closer to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala and ask Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala to give us sincerity in our worship and make us fall in love with him and don’t get us attach to this worldly life.

Here is the dua to seek refuge with Allah from helplessness and laziness

Allahumma innee a’oozhubika minal hammi wal huzn, wal ‘ajzi wal kasal, wal bukhli wal jubn, wadhal ‘iddayni wa ghalabatir-rijaal.
“Oh Allah I seek refuge in you from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and from being overpowered by men (i.e. other people)
(Bukhari, volume 8, Book 75, Number 380)

The rewards of reciting the Quran are many. Some are mentioned:

1. An authentic hadith in At-Tirmithee states:Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.” So try to increase your recitation of the Qur’an to gain these merits.

2.In another hadeeth, ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, relates that the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].This hadith proves that people who are not well versed in the Arabic languge or have other difficulties in reciting the Quran, get even a higher reward for reciting the Quran in Arabic for their extra effort.

3. Quran as intercessor on the day of judgment.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:The Qur’an is an intercessor, something given permission to intercede, and it is rightfully believed in. Whoever puts it in front of him, it will lead him to Paradise; whoever puts it behind him, it will steer him to the Hellfire.” [An authentic hadith found in At-Tabaraanee, on the authority of ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood]

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

Ameen

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Remember these adorable guys, Alif Laam Meem (the only active Muslim fraternity in America)? They started a vlog, Kufi Krew, it’s even more adorable. Boys. I tell you.

The believers will be tested

Allah, the Most High says:

“Alif-Laam-Meem. Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: ‘We believe’, and will not be tested? And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allah will certainly make known, those who are true, and will certainly make known those who are liars.”

(Al-Qur’an 29:1-3)

anonymous asked:

Salam. I feel like I'm not so close to Allah anymore. I try to get closer by reading Quran but it's honestly very complicated for me to understand, even in English so I've given up. What can I do? I feel like my Iman is weaker. (Thanks in advance.)

Walaikum Assalaam,

Our eman is not constant. So when we have stronger connection with Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala, it’s easier for us to fight with the desires and whispers of shaitan but when we have weak connection, it become difficult to fight. Strive to get closer to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala and ask Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala to give us sincerity in our worship and fill our heart with His love and don’t get us attach to the dunya.

Secondly If you want to understand the Quran then read the Tafsir. Also try to recite the Quran. When you feel difficult then remind yourself of this beautiful hadith

An authentic hadith in At-Tirmithee states:Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.”

‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, relates that the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

 Here are some tips to get closer to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala that will help you in shaa Allah.

1.If we want to get closer to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, we have to fulfill our obligatory duties and follows the command of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala and his messenger (peace be upon him) wholeheartedly.

2.Being God conscious, always keep in mind that whatever we do, we have to be accountable to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala and He’s watching us all the time.

3.Whenever we do a good work, always make the intention that you are doing this to please Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.

4.Be thankful to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala in every situation and be happy with the Allah decree.

5.Try to do dhikr all the time, it will make us closer to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.

Following are some dhikr that we can do all the time:

1. Asthaghfirullah

2. Subhaanallah

3. Alhamdulillah

4. Allahu Akbar

5. Laa ilaaha illallah

6. LA HAWLA WA LA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAH-HIL ALIYYIL ADHEEM

7. Asthaghfirullah-halladhee Laa ilaaha illa-huwal Hayyul Qayyuumu Wa athoobu Ilay

OrAsthaghfirullah

8. SUB-HAAN’ALLAAHi WA BI-HAM’DIHI SUB-HAAN’ALLAH-IL ADHEEM 

OrSUB-HAAN’ALLAAHi WA BI-HAM’DIHI

9. Subhāna-llāhi, wa-l-hamdu li-llāhi, wa lā ilāha illā-llāhu, wa-llāhu akbar. Wa lā hawla wa lā quwwata illā bi-llāhi-l-aliyyi-l-azīm

10. Lā ilāha illā-llāhu waḥdahu lā sharīka lahu lahu-l-mulku wa lahu-l-ḥamdu yuhyi wa yumītu wa huwa ḥayyu-llā yamūtu abadan abada, ḏū-l-jalāli wa-l-ikrām, biyadihi-l-khayr, wa huwa alā kulli Shay-in qadīr

Or

Laa ilaaha illal-laahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shay-in qadeer

We should also recite much of durood e Ibrahim which is the durood that is recited towards the end of Salaah. 

Or the shortest durood is: Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallim

6. Dua and Repentence:

Almighty Allah says in the Qur’an: "When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me.“ [2:186] 

The place of Dua is so high in front of Allah, that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallim) has said: ”Nothing is more honourable to Allah the Most High than Dua.”[Sahih al-Jami` no.5268]. 

Allah loves repentance & loves those who turn to him in sincere repentance: 

Truly Allah loves those who turn [to Him] in repentance… (Qur’an 2:222)

Narrated ‘Ubaadah that the Messenger of Allah said, “Whoever seeks forgiveness for the believing men and believing women, Allah will write for him a good deed for EACH believing man and believing woman.” (Tabarrani) 

Subhanallah this deed can be done in EVERY dua and can you imagine how many rewards can be gained for each and every Muslim you make dua for from Adam alayhis ‘salam until now and the last Muslim on earth. This is the easiest way to earn rewards that go into the billions and the more you make these dua’s then the more your good deed account will get filled!

7. Have friends that make you close to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala, not those whose company make you forget Allah.

8. Turn to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala for every little problem and ask for his help.

Read Islamic books, fix your prayers and try to do dhikr it will help in shaa Allah. I hope it will be helpful. May Allah guide us to the straight path.

Ameen

“Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that "Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.“
—  The Messenger of Allah (SAWS) [Reported by at-Tirmidhi on the authority of ‘Abd Allah b. Mas'ud]

anonymous asked:

I want to get into the habit of reading. The Quran everyday and I started by doing 1 page after each salah is that good enough? Do you have any tips of how I can get into the habit do reading the Quran? Jazakallah x

Assalamu Alaikum,

Therewards of reciting the Quran are many. Some are mentioned:

1. An authentic hadith in At-Tirmithee states:Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.” 

So increase your recitation of the Qur’an to gain these merits, and to gain the following merit as well.

2.In another hadeeth, ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, relates that the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

This hadith proves that people who are not well versed in the Arabic languge or have other difficulties in reciting the Quran, get even a higher reward for reciting the Quran in Arabic for their extra effort.

3. Quran as intercessor on the day of judgment.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:The Qur’an is an intercessor, something given permission to intercede, and it is rightfully believed in. Whoever puts it in front of him, it will lead him to Paradise; whoever puts it behind him, it will steer him to the Hellfire.” [An authentic hadith found in At-Tabaraanee, on the authority of ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood]

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

Ameen