allah is my hope

Guys please stay vigilant when outside especially if you are around the east london area, there have been an increase in acid attacks on innocent people. It seems that the perpetrators are directly targeting Muslims, if you are driving please try not to open your window especially if you see someone knocking on your window. Stay safe.

In our busy lives, we must make time to remember our Lord and to worship Him. Then, and only then will we find true comfort and peace. If we make our every action for His sake, we will see the abundance of blessings, by His Permission.

[Al-Ghafur/ The Forgiver and Hider of Faults/ The All Forgiving]
This divine name appears many times in the Qur'ān, pointing to Allah’s kindness, love and mercy which He keeps showering upon his servants. We should not doubt, and rather have conviction that He may forgive our sins out of His mercy. However, we should attempt to avoid sinning as much as we can. This divine name should make us steady on the right path, believing that He will forgive our past misdeeds. “Verily, Allah is the Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful.” ‎﴾‬‎2.173﴿‬
Allah’s forgiveness is unlimited. “Tell my servants that I am the Most-Forgiving, The Merciful.” ‎﴾15.49‬‎﴿‬
Knowing this, believers serve Allah with hope in their hearts and not despair. “O My servants, you sin by night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness of Me and I shall forgive you.” [Muslim]
So, if one commits a sin, one should turn to his Lord in humility and repentance, and ask Him sincerely for forgiveness. “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, if you did not commit sin Allaah would do away with you and bring people who would commit sin then pray for forgiveness.” [Narrated by Muslim, 2749]
The best way to pray for forgiveness is to say:
‎اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَمَا اسْتَطَعْتُ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلا أَنْتَ
Allahumma anta Rabbi la ilaha illa anta, Anta Khalaqtani wa ana abduka, wa ana ‘ala ahdika wa wa'dika mastata'tu, A'udhu bika min Sharri ma sana'tu, abu'u Laka bini'matika 'alaiya, wa Abu Laka bidhanbi faghfirli innahu la yaghfiru adhdhunuba illa anta
(O Allah! You are my Lord! None has the right to be worshipped but You. You created me and I am Your slave, and I am faithful to my covenant and my promise as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from all the evil I have done. I acknowledge before You all the blessings You have bestowed upon me, and I confess to You all my sins. So I entreat You to forgive my sins, for nobody can forgive sins except You.)

أَللٌّهُمَّ مَغْفِرَتُكَ أَوْسَعُ مِنْ ذُنُوبِي وَرَحْمَـتُكَ أَرْجى عِنْدِي مِنْ عَمَلِي، فَاغْفِرْ لِي ذُنُوبِي يَا حَيّاً لاَ يَمُوتُ.

“O Allah! Your forgiveness is greater than my sins and I am more hopeful of Your mercy than of my actions, so forgive my sins O Living who never dies!

[Al-Wakil/The trustee/The Excellent Guardian]
“Allah suffices as a Disposer [of affairs].” ‎﴾‬‎4.81﴿‬
Allah is All-good and All-powerful; all our affairs are best entrusted to His care, for He is the best Guardian of all interests “In Allah let the believers put all their trust.” ‎﴾3.160‬‎﴿‬‎
Putting one’s trust in Allah means that one should take all possible precautions and then leave the results in the hands of Allah, who knows the working of events better than any human mind can conceive of. “And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah. Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him].” ‎﴾‬‎3‬‎‎.‬‎1‬‎5‬‎9‬‎﴿‬ A true believer, like the Prophets, realises that the fruition of his efforts comes only from Allah, therefore He turns to no one else for that. “Sufficient for us is Allah , and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs."‎﴾‬‎3‬‎.‬‎1‬‎7‬‎3‬‎﴿‬ The Prophet ‎ﷺ‎‬‎ recommended the following dua before sleeping: "O Allah, I surrender myself to You and entrust my affair to You, with hope in You and fear of You. There is no resort and no deliverer (from hardship but You). I affirm my faith in the Book which You revealed and in the Messengers whom You sent.” (Sahih Muslim : Book 48, Hadith 77) ‎اللَّهُمَّ أَسْلَمْتُ نَفْسِي إِلَيْكَ وَوَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِي إِلَيْكَ وَأَلْجَأْتُ ظَهْرِي إِلَيْكَ وَفَوَّضْتُ أَمْرِي إِلَيْكَ رَغْبَةً وَرَهْبَةً إِلَيْكَ لاَ مَلْجَأَ وَلاَ مَنْجَا مِنْكَ إِلاَّ إِلَيْكَ آمَنْتُ بِكِتَابِكَ الَّذِي أَنْزَلْتَ وَبِرَسُولِكَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلْتَ ‏.‏ فَإِنْ مَاتَ مَاتَ عَلَى الْفِطْرَةِ ‏"
To take Allah as the only Guardian is part of our belief in Allah, as is clear from this verse “(O Prophet, tell them) "He is the Most Merciful; we have believed in Him, and upon Him we have relied.” ‎﴾‬‎6‬‎7‬‎.‬‎2‬‎9‬‎﴿‬ Tawakkul (having trust in Allah) is a highly desirable and rewarding trait which all of us should try to develop for it reinforces our belief in the One true God.❤️

anonymous asked:

Can you expand a bit on what sustainable come back to prayer is, like a few things I should aim for, for example. I'm a different person, but I am trying to get into prayer, and I know a thing about building habits. But I haven't been successful on my own. Thanks.

How do you improve concentration during prayer? 

I Have Trouble Praying Consistently 

Tips on feeling that connection with Allah when praying

I pray, read Qur’an, fast, but I still feel distant from Islam, what can I do?

All from my index. Hope this helps, insha Allah.


for the lovely Barzah


anonymous asked:

The story of Prophet Yusuf is very beautiful, but how can I translate that same hope and trust in Allah into my own life? All of the Prophets were very honorable and highly blessed people to begin with. I'm just nobody, nobody special at all. But I feel like I'm at the bottom of a well too. So I feel bad for saying this, but Prophet stories don't inspire me because I know they were special and I'm not. I desperately need to feel hope again but how can I when I can't relate to the Prophets?

I understand how you feel, but this quote alone made me understand how valuable we are to Allaah and how much He loves us. It teaches us, that at the end of the day, like even the greatest of prophets; we are only human.

Hasan al-Basri: Allaah didn’t mention the mistakes of past prophets to humiliate them, but He mentioned these mistakes so that you don’t lose hope in repentance.

Source: Tafsir al-Qurtubi (v. 9, p. 147)

I am genuinely happy for her to finally find a friend after her entire life struggling to make one and keep one that was genuine and real.

The Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: Every Prophet was given miracles because of which people believed, but what I have been given, is Divine Inspiration which Allah has revealed to me. So I hope that my followers will outnumber the followers of the other Prophets on the Day of Resurrection.
—  Sahih al-Bukhari, Virtues of the Qur'an, Book 66, Hadith 3