alwali

Remember those days when we cry whenever someone bullies us at school, or if we fail an exam and we get to be laughed at? And our parents tell us to pray to Allah every night because He will make it a better day tomorrow and because He is watching over us? 

And when we grew up, do we remember how we were pressured to do good because we represent our family name or so on? And when failure upon failure came to us, we are once again reminded by our loved ones to have faith?

Do these things not justify what Allaah says in the Qur'an;

[1] “Allaah is the Wali (Guardian) of those who believe. He brings them out from darkness into light. 

So reminisce the days when we found such peace after we sit beside our beds when we were kids and pray to Allaah to make our days better? subhan'Allaah.

Also, have you observed that when such calamity comes upon any person, illness, death of a beloved or even their whole country being afflicted of typhoons or hurricanes, they all go back to their Lord?

That in these darkest times, they only find Allah beside them, who helps them, and then they become more aware of the blessings that Allah has given them. Then again we are reminded of that very verse from the Qur'an again? Subhan'Allaah.

Subhan'Allaah how people never realized that whatever happens, we will always return back to HIm, both pertaining to death and the trials and tests we get in this dunya, we ONLY and will ALWAYS find refuge in Him. 

We do not realize that from the very moment we were born in this dunya, or even before we were born Allaah was and will always be there? That He is Al ‘Awwal (The First) and that at the very end when we meet our end and death comes upon us we will find Him again, that our last destination is Him, that He is Al Aakhir (The last).

SO FLEE TO HIM. FLEE TO HIM.

Actually, it’s just fascinating how when we were just little kids roaming around we always flee to Allaah for our petite problems, we even ask him to give us candies, or colors so we can paint around the house? How faithful were we to Him when we were little, subhan'Allah.

What happened O dear Muslim?

Why now when your problems are as big as the dunya you cannot find time to flee to Him like you used to when you were a child? Why now you cannot ask for Him? Why won’t you stand up and pray for Salah? What is wrong with you? 

Let me remind you of what is said in the Qur'an;

[2] ”And Allaah has brought you out from the wombs of your mothers while you know nothing. And He gave you hearing, sight, and hearts that you might give thanks (to Allah.)“

Before you couldn’t even walk properly but you were faithful to him, always asking him for this and that and whenever you get it you always get hyper and start O thank you Allah, thank you but now that you can stand and are able to pray, you can’t even remember His Name?

My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, Allaah gave you a mercy beyond mercies, He gave you a religion that He perfected, He bestowed upon blessings upon blessings but why when we are down with trials we blame him and forget that it is but just a way of calling from Him for us to come back to Him, that we should always flee to him.

O dear sound soul, don’t you know that Allaah loves to be asked?

[3] Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi wassalaam said;

"Allaah the Most High is Munificent and Generous and is ashamed to turn away empty and disappointed the hands of a man when he raises them to Him.”

So do you think He will say NO? He never says no, but it is with His Love and Mercy that He answers our du'aas, and for the betterment of each one of us. So, never despair of it.

Realize that the one who have created you and gave you life can take it away anytime He wants as well, but more than that realize that when you were facing such trial He made and will always make a way out for you if you just stay faithful to Him.

Never let death come first to you before your lips can even utter Alhamdulillaah.

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and we pray that through the happenings in our lives we become more thankful to His Blessings that before we could start complaining we are tongue tied with His Countless Favors and Blessing upon us.

May Allaah always be with you all! Amin

Zohayma

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F.N.

[1] Qur'aan 2:257
[2] Qur'aan 16:78
[3] Ahmad | Abu Dawud | Tirmidhi | Ibn Majah | Al-Hakim

A friend without a fault is asking for the perfection of Allah, Al-Wali. A spouse without shortcomings in his love, is asking for the eternal love of Allah, Al-Wadud. A relative who may never cause you harm, is asking for the generosity of Allah, AlKareem.

In life we will *never* find perfection, but we will find beautiful friendships. We may never have a perfect relationship with our spouse, but we will have memories which keep us up all night. Our relatives may not meet our expectations, but the kindness they show us, and the support they give us, removes the poison which has the ability to come in our hearts.

Reminder: Let us seek perfection in Allah, and appreciate His favours, because when we focus on the flaws of others, we’ll *always* be the ones to lose out.

anonymous asked:

Really, don't self diagnose

Do you even know why people self diagnose?
Do you know how calming it is to some people that theres a name to what they might be going through?
I mean shit, im not fucking saying i 100% have it, im saying im 90% sure i do.
Good for you that you either didnt diagnose and just went to a doctor (thats not alwalys right btw, they might give you a perscription for something you dont need it for instead of helping the actual issue)
or good for you that you dont need to see a doctor
But some of us do, and you and everyone else should fucking respect that

imagine this scenario where the cast of lis is hit with a spell that only lets them speak their first language

  • max, chloe, and kate only speak english
  • victoria would be left with her Tày maternal grandmother (who used to live in northern vietnam btw) at home during her parents’ business trips/while they worked when she was a little girl. so she’s walking around speaking to people in very limited words bc she only remembers a little of what her grandmother and her aunt taught her when she was young
  • rachel’s dad is from east london and has a cockney accent. she talked like this for years until halfway through kindergarten
  • warren starts speaking in korean because his mom is korean and alwalys gets grumpy if he doesn’t speak it at home, and at first people don’t understand why he’s just responding with “nn” to all their questions while he’s working and they’re like “u ok bro” and he’s just :) :) :)
  • nathan had a nanny from El Salvador who spoke spanish, but nathan doesn’t start speaking spanish because his parents fired her a week after she was hired all because she accidentally knocked over some china in their cupboards and the Prescotts Are Assholes
  • they hired a new babysitter a few days later who supposed to be an old british lady but miscommunication happened, and so they got this 20-year-old woman from texas who would look after nathan and call him “sweet pea” all the time. so nathan’s walking around with a strong southern accent and calling everyone y’all and victoria  c a n n o t  s t o p  l a u g h i n g
  • brooke’s mom is a second generation immigrant from korea and her other mom is a japanese woman from okinawa, but they pushed japanese, korean, and english at her at the exact same time with the exact same amount of teaching and so brooke starts speaking a really weird mix of all three languages. anyone else who speaks either japanese or korean or english at blackwell can get easily confused and has trouble understanding her. warren is the only one who can really understand some of what she’s saying.
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