always remember allah

Just because something bad happens to us doesn’t mean Allah is displeased with us. Or we are being punished. Yusuf AS, a prophet of Allah was in prison for many years. Lut lost his wife because she was among the people who went beyond their limits. Prophet Ayyub had a skin disease and his life was filled with calamities. These things happened not because Allah was displeased with them. But because there is wisdom behind the trials Allah puts us through. We should always remember what Allah told the angels when they questioned Him about Adam.

‘I know that which you do not know.’ - Quran 2:30

this dunya is nothing more than temporary enjoyment, this dunya was not build for the believers.. our permanent home is in the akhirah.
So build the akhirah you want, build a palace for yourself in Jannah. Stay on the right path, give to charity, follow the sunnah of the prophet ﷺ, have the best of manners, increase your taqwa, don’t change the teachings to suit yourself, never let go of salah, always remember Allah ﷻ, recite the words of Allah on a daily basis, stay away from that which Allah has forbidden, be amongst those who enjoin in good and forbid evil, increase your knowledge for the sake of Allah ﷻ and always renew your intentions.

A dua on the first of Ramadaan:
By Naadira Chhipa
To the widow who is experiencing her first Ramadaan alone.I know the pain stabs at your heart as you remember the last Ramadaan that past.The memories and love of those beautiful years spent together will always be in your heart.You will remember him at every Suhoor and every Iftaar, you will remember him with every bite of food you eat as you recall his favourites.You will remember him in his Kurta getting ready to leave for taraweeh.You will always remember him until Allah reunites you with him in the gardens of Jannah.May Allah grant you ease and peace.Ameen.

To the sister who is experiencing her first Ramadaan after nikkah.I know you are nervous and you want to make sure your loving husband and his family are pleased with you so you try to do your best to accommodate and make everybody comfortable even though you feel a little ‘out of place’ or nervous.Remember Allah has blessed you with a house which you will make a home and a wonderful husband who acknowledges your efforts and is grateful to Allah for you.May Allah grant you warmth, acceptance, unity, peace, love, barakaah and happiness within your marriage and your home.Ameen.

To the sister who was recently divorced.This will be a very difficult first Ramadaan after your divorce.You may still be angry, disturbed and hurt yet you will heal.This month will heal your body, mind and soul.Allah will bless you with peace and happiness again.The sun will shine once again giving you hope, warmth and light in your life.Be strong and soldier on.May Allah grant you ease, happiness, hope and strength.Ameen.

To the mother who lost her child.This Ramadaan will be one of many tears, unfulfilled hopes and dreams.You will feel empty and alone but remember Allah knows and he is closer to you than your jugular vein so take comfort in that.Allah is with you at all times and your little one is awaiting your arrival in Jannah, eternal bliss.May Allah grant your heart patience, hope, strength and comfort.Ameen.

To the brother who lost his family in a car crash recently.You are still in state of shock and disbelief as you wake up alone for suhoor and search the house for those warm smiles and noisy laughter.Your tears do no justice as you cannot understand why your wife and three children were taken from you within a blink of an eye. Allah sees your tears and knows your fears.Allah has your place reserved in a beautiful home in Jannah with your family.Take comfort and seek refuge in the love of Allah for this world is temporary.Ameen.

To the elderly parents who are alone as their children have moved out and have lives of their own.I know you feel lonely and the quite house haunts your heart but remember that you are blessed to have each other and Allah is with you every step of the way.You may yearn for those days and years that were chaotic and busy as you were raising your children but now it is your time to reconnect with your creator and immerse yourself in ibaadah.May Allah grant you barakah, mercy, peace, contentment and happiness.Ameen.

To those people who are burdened by huge debts, to those people who are in financial crisis and to those people who are sleeping on the cold pavements this Ramadaan.Remember Allah tests those he loves the most, you may have nothing in this world but everything in the hereafter.May Allah grant you barakah, ease, peace and mercy.Ameen.

To all those brothers and sisters who are sick and ailing this Ramadaan.May Allah grant you complete shifa of the body, mind and soul.May all your sins be washed away with every pain you suffer.Ameen.

To the world this Ramadaan.Remember all your brothers, sisters and the entire Ummah as you raise your hands and make dua.Remember to be kind, generous and caring to your family as well as those you meet for you know not of the internal battles they fight.May Allah grant you happiness, peace, barakaah and mercy in this blessed month of Ramadaan and for the rest of your life in this world and the hereafter.Ameen.

—  Naadira Chippa

Happy Pride and Ramadan Mubarak to my fellow queer Muslims! May this month bring you all the blessings in the world no matter what state of your journey you’re at. Remember always that Allah (SWT) created you perfectly exactly as you are, and that no one can shut you out of your religion–your faith is yours and yours alone.
Be proud of every part of your identity, and live with love in your heart. Ameen.

@iamnotharaam @queermuslims @queerummah @queermuslimproject @lgbtqmuslimyouth

Please ALWAYS remember:

Allah Designed you
Allah Created you
Allah Blesses you
Allah Heals you
Allah Defends you
Allah Forgives you
Allah Loves you

Okay Mom. Na’am Ummi. Shh.

Do you feel happy when she calls you? I know, more likely irritated as it seems, right?

Do you look for her when you come home? I know, probably you’ll go straight upstairs to your room and check how many retweets, reblogs and likes you have from your last status update, right?

Do you appreciate how she reminds you for your own good? I know, you must be thinking “why am I the always one “seen” in this house”.

Don’t deny it, well you can, but you cannot deny it infront of Allah, always remember that. 
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You know, sometimes, it really hits me that a lot of us take our mothers for granted knowing that she would always be there when we need her.

But today I want everyone to realize how blessed they are if they were born Muslim with Muslim parents, why? because I know a lot of reverts that struggle a lot within themselves because their parents aren’t Muslims yet you find such reverts amongst people who treat their parents with the utmost kindest and respect. Subhan’Allah.

Whenever I hear someone reverts to Islam, I remember the Sahabah RA, why? because almost all of them were reverts and it is quite a shame how we treat reverts, how there comes a discrimination within that line. Astagfirullah. 

Let me narrate to you a story of one of the greatest Sahabah RA that ever walked in this world, Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu Anhu. Did you know how much he tried and convinced his mother to revert to Islam? How much he endured patiently even when at times his mother would be so angry with him, yet he sought for what is good for his mother and never despaired?
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Abu Hurairah RA narrated that his mother was a polytheist who often got angry when I invited her to Islam every now and then.

“One day, I again called upon her to embrace Islam, but she flew into a rage and uttered some offensive remarks against the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam. Deeply upset, I went to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam with tears in my eyes and said “I always invite my mother to Islam, and she always refuses. I asked her again to accept Islam today, but she said some things against you that have made me really sad. May I request you to pray that Allah guide my mother?”

The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam prayed very generously and cheerfully, “O Allah! Guide Abu Hurairah’s mother to the right path.”

My joy knew no bounds to have the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam pray for my mother. I returned home and found the door closed from the inside. My mother had heard the sound of my footsteps and said: Abu Hurairah, wait until I open the door. In the meanwhile, I heard splashing of water. Then my mother hurriedly took bath, got dressed, covered her head with a sheet of cloth and opened the door. As she opened the door, she said, Abu Hurairah! I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam is His Servant and Messenger.”

I again went to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam crying with joy and said: “O Allah’s Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam! I have good news, Allah has answered your prayer and guided my mother to Islam.”

The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam praise and glorified Allah and prayed for goodness. I further said: “pray that Allah may instil love for me and for my mother in the believers and let our hearts be filled with their love.” So the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam  prayed for it. 

Accordingly, this supplication was answered by Allah so that every believer who hears of me or sees me has love for me.”

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Alhamdulillah. Subhan’Allah. 

My brothers and sisters in Islam, revert or born Muslim, I know we all go through such struggles. Born Muslims who are in situations where their parents are still trapped with the cultural bang of traditions and revert Muslims who are still struggling to invite their parents to Islam, this is a beautiful struggle for all of us.

Never give up on inviting your family to accept and practice Islam accordingly. Yes, our situations may all be different but we all are striving to invite them to the same way, to the same path. 

Take advantage of these remaining days of your life, invite them everyday to Islam just like how Abu Hurairah RA did with his mother, even when she got angry with him often, still this did not stop him from seeking what is good for her mother.

Always accompany your invitation and calling to Islam with a sincere du’a for only Allah can turn hearts. So rely upon Him at all times. Every word said and act done for His Sake will surely be rewarded. So never despair.

Just like how reverts are doing their best to invite more people from their family to come to the fold of Islam, born Muslims should also do same efforts to clear out the cultural traditions they have mixed with Islam so that our religion would be practiced appropriately.
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May everyone of you, who is struggling with such situation, be inspired through this story of Abu Hurairah RA to not give up from what you are doing for His Sake. May Allah accept all your efforts and grant us beautiful blessings here and in the hereafter.

May He unite us all with our loved ones in His Paradise. Amin

Zohayma
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Story was taken from Sahih Muslim, Hadith 2491

to whoever is reading this.

may Allah fill your life with happiness and love, prosperity and faith, may he make you smile and take away all of your pain. may he give you blessings you never would have imagined, may he make the most beautiful things happen. may peace enter your heart and acceptance lie within you, may you always remember that Allah loves to forgive you. may his mercy descend upon you from dawn till the sun sets, and he loves you, please never forget.

—  thesmilingakh

subhanallah don’t take this month for granted. death is never to far away and how peak it would be if any of us would leave this dunya without witnessing the month of Ramadan :(
keep praying, recite the Quran, do good deeds, repent, increase your worship and always remember Allah☝🏼
i ask Allah(swt) to allow us to see this upcoming beautiful month of Ramadan and may He forgive us all for our shortcomings.
Allahuma Ameen! 👐🏼

Please ALWAYS remember:

When Allah says “YES” No one can say “NO”

When Allah says “YES” No one can say “NO”

When Allah says “YES” No one can say “NO”

anonymous asked:

I don't know what's wrong with me anymore. I feel like I'm losing my faith and I keep questioning myself about life, Allah, almost everything. I can't stop thinking about these thoughts. And I am going through a heart break right now, I started praying 5 times daily but still, I feel so empty and sad. I don't even know who to talk to about this. I can't talk to my parents about this, my siblings nor my friends. I don't know what to do and believe anymore

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu,

Always remember that Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala plans arebetter than our wishes. Make lots of dua and while asking Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala always say “if it’s good for me” because we don’t know what’s good for us only Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala knows. Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala loves us more than our mother so His decisions are always for our own good and we have to trust Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.

“But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.” (Quran 2:216)

“When we can’t marry the person we had in mind, our inability to look beyond may even blind sight us from someone who is in fact better for us. When we don’t get hired, or we lose something dear to us, it’s hard to take a step back and notice the bigger picture. Often Allah takes things away from us, only to replace them with something greater.”
(Yasmin Mogahed)

Always remember this:

“No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future. Go easy on yourself for the outcome of all affairs is determined by the decree of Allah. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come on your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee.”
Umar ibn al Khattab (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu)

On healing broken hearts:

If you are trying to get over a person you can’t be with, treat it like an addiction:
1. Cut yourself off from the drug completely: Cut off all communication and reminders–even if that means blocking numbers, emails, a Facebook profile, and stop checking their Facebook! This is your detox.
2. Replace it with something better: Increase in your thikr (remembrance of Allah) and get closer to Allah. If you aren’t praying your daily prayers, fix that. Pray all and pray on time. Pray qiyam in the last third of the night (just before fajr). Make duaa, tawbah (repentance), cry, plead to Allah. This is your treatment.
(Yasmin Mogahed)

Unlawlful love before marriage…

Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah (rahimahullah) mentions in regards to unlawful love before marriage (i.e. haram sexual relations, or love for someone who you are unable to marry).

“And the cure for this deadly illness (i.e. unlawful love before marriage) is for the person that is afflicted to realise that this love is only due to his/her own delusions and ignorance.
So upon such a person is to first and foremost strengthen their Tawheed and reliance upon Allah, and secondly to increase in worship and busy themselves with it, so much so that they do not have any spare time letting their minds wander and think about their beloved.
And they should call upon Allah to protect them and save them from this evil, just as Prophet Yusuf called upon Allah and he was saved. And they should do as he did, be as he was, in terms of ikhlaas (sincerity) and remembering Allah in abundance.
This is because if the heart is filled with ikhlaas for the sake of Allah, there will be no space left for any unlawful love to be present, rather this only happens to a heart that is empty and has no ikhlaas whatsoever.
And let such people remind themselves that whatever Allah has decreed for them is only in their own best interests, and when Allah commands something it is never to cause harm or misery to His slaves.
And let them also remind themselves that their unlawful love does not benefit them, neither in this world or the hereafter! As for this world then they will be so preoccupied with their love that it will cripple them and will cause them to live in a fantasy world. And as for the hereafter then it will cause them to be preoccupied with the love of the creation instead of love for the Creator!
These people need to be reminded, that the one who is submerged in something will never see it’s ill effects, neither will the person who has never experienced such things. The only people who will be able to relate to them are those who have experienced the same thing but have been saved. Such people can look back and realise how evil it is.”

Think positive when you are depressed. Following are some tips that we can use when we are depress, 

1. Try to do dhikr, it will help to reduce.
2. Think that after every hardship, there will be ease and this time will also pass.
3. We have to be patient in every trial and we will get rewarded.
4. By being patient we are pleasing our creator.
5. Trials are blessing in disguise and it will remove our sins.
6. Try to divert you mind, listen to islamic lectures, read books or talk to your siblings.
7. The hardship will go on its appointed time and if we not remain patient, we will lose the reward as well.
8. Thank to Allah in every situation may be HE is saving us from greater affliction.
9. Pray to Allah, ask for HIS help.
10. Allah loves us more than our mother and HE will take care of everything so don’t stress.
11. This life is a test and we will not get everything we want and we have to be happy in Allah decree.
12. We have to please our creator and strive for akhirah, this life is temporary and it will end.
13. When you get depressed look at those who are less blessed than you and you will be thankful to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.

Following are the dua’s for the marriage:

1.Perform your obligatory prayer and after every prayer recite this dua you will get a good husband/wife when the time’s come in shaa Allah,

"Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous." (Quran 25:74)

2.Rabbi inni lemaa anzalta elayya min khairin faqeer (Chapter 28, verse 24)

My Lord! I am needy of whatever good You Send down for me

So, what you have to do is after you read this verse a number of times; make sure to ask Allah (God) in a way similar to what follows:

 ”Oh Allah! You have made every living thing in pairs. The sincere, beautiful and pious pair that you have created for me, please give it to me”

It is recommended that one recites this verse at least 10times and after finishing this dua ask Allah Almighty for a spouse that is kind, beautiful, soft hearted, pious, loving and a gentle soul mate. What you want in your spouse is what you should ask but if you don’t ask for piety or kind heartedness then don’t blame anyone but yourself.

3.”Rabbana aatina fi’d dunya hasana wa fi’l aakhirati hasana wa qina `adhab an-nar.” [O Lord! Grant us good in this life, and good in the next, and save us from the torment of the Fire] (Qur’an, 2: 200). Recite this dua’ with the intention of marriage as it is included in the phrase “fi’d dunya hasana” (good in this life).

4.My Lord, do not leave me alone and You are the best of inheritors. (Surah al-Anbiya` 21:89)

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

Ameen