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Alhamdulillah for bringing us closer in Islam❤ and looking forward to meeting you all in the chat❤❤

anonymous asked:

Asalamu alaikum, this is my first Ramadan as a Muslimah, and I went shopping today and saw another sister wearing hijab, so I said Ramadan Mubarak to her, and her face LIT UP! It was like magic! Such a sense of sisterhood over two little words subhanallah.

Wa Alaikum Salam, my Sister ♥

Yes the Ummah is One Nation and everyday life, simply by the joy shown on another Muslim’s face, when we greet them, is truly amazing and shows this as fact ♥ Alhamdulilah, Ma Shaa Allah ♥

I am glad you make such positive and peaceful actions in your life, Sister, Ameen ♥

When you start something, say “Bismillah”
When you meet a Muslim, say “Asalamu Alaikum”
When you sneeze, say “Alhamdullillah”
When you hear a sad news, say “Innalillah wa inna Ilaiyhi Rajeoon”
When you wish something to do, say “In-sha-Allah”
When you thank someone say, “Jazak Allahu Khair”
When you do wrong, say “Astagfirullah”
When you see something amazing, say “Subhan Allah”

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anonymous asked:

Asalamu Alaikum, I know you're a guy and I apologize in advance if this question discomforts you in any way. How can a person support or comfort a friend who was raped and in a really dark place? It just seems insensitive to say things like "it was God's will" and it's all your test whatnot.

Wa alykum as-salaam,

I appreciate your concern with my discomfort, but, many victims of rape are men, particularly men when they were younger. Clearly, women are more likely to being assaulted, but I just don’t want you to think that men should be exempt or unaware or insensitive to assault. Sexual abuse and assault is one of the big problems in any community, and ours, and the fact that we don’t address it with expertise is terrible.

That being said, I’m no expert, I’m not trained in the best ways to deal with that, but, I think if you’re going to utter the words “it was God’s will” to someone who was assaulted, you’re being cruel.

First, it wasn’t God’s will that someone raped someone. That criminal wasn’t inspired by anyone, nor tempted by the victim, it was on the criminal.

Second, making sure they get help is really important. Finding resources, when they’re ready to talk about that, is a good thing to find out.

Third, I think we put too much of a premium on talking. My job is to talk, but honestly, the best thing we can do is just listen. No comments. No “well one time I…” None of that. Just listening. Asking what they want to talk about. Reassuring that you’ll be there, and following that up with actually being there.

That’s what we need. We need to protect people who have been subject to this heinous crime, contact authorities if possible, seek professional help, but just being there and focusing on that person rather than what talking points we can use.

I think the fact that many (if not most) victims of assault face a stigma in our communities is a literal travesty. We should be protecting, advocating, and seeking to prevent this stuff from happening, but we don’t. That is one of the most painful problems in our Ummah, and we do very little about it.

I’m not the one to be able to change it, because I don’t have the training. If I said anything wrong, please correct me, please, but just know that I will do whatever I can, in my limited capacity, to help those who need it, insha Allah.

COMMON MISTAKES MADE DURING RAMADHAN

Asalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatulahi Wa Barakatu,

Most Muslims who fast in Ramadan focus on the benefits and rewards of it. But in doing so, we often make mistakes that instead of adding to our experience actually detract from it. Mistakes that can make us commercialize Ramadan as so many other religions have commercialized their sacred days. In sha Allah the following will serve as a reminder to, first, myself and then to all Muslims. May Allah help us in spending our time wisely this Ramadan and help us in avoiding these mistakes. Ameen!!

1. Taking Ramadan as a ritual

For many of us Ramadan has lost its spirituality and has become more of a ritual than a form of Ibaadah. We fast from morning to night just because everyone around us is fasting. We forget that it’s a time to purify our hearts and our souls from all evil. We forget to beseech Allah SWT to forgive us and ask Him to save us from the Hell-Fire.

2. Too much stress on food and drink.

For some people, the entire month of Ramadan revolves around food. They spend the ENTIRE day planning, cooking, shopping and thinking only about food, instead of concentrating on Salah, Quraan and other acts of worship. They are missing the very purpose of fasting, and thus, increase in their greed and desires instead of learning to control them.

3. Eating too much

Some people stuff themselves at Suhoor until they are ready to burst, because they think this is the way to not feel hungry during the day and some people eat at Iftaar, like there is no tomorrow, trying to ‘make up for the food missed’. However, this is completely against the Sunnah. Moderation is the key to everything.
The Prophet (s.a.w..) said: ‘The son of Adam does not fill any vessel worse than his stomach; for the son of Adam a few mouthfuls are sufficient to keep his back straight. If you must fill it, then one-third for food, one-third for drink and one-third for air.’ [Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah. Classified as saheeh by al-Albaani]

4. Sleeping all day

Some people spend their entire day (or a major part of it) ’sleeping away their fast’. Is this what is really required of us during this noble month? These people are also missing the purpose of fasting and are slaves to their desires of comfort and ease. They cannot ‘bear’ to be awake and face a little hunger or exert a little self-control.

5. Wasting time.

We should try and spend every moment possible in the worship of Allah so that we can make the most of this blessing. However, there are some of us who waste away their day playing video games, or still worse, watching TV to occupy their mind so that they won’t feel the hunger pangs.

6. Fasting but not giving up evil.

Some of us fast but do not give up lying, cursing, fighting, backbiting, etc. and some of us fast but do not give up cheating, stealing, dealing in haraam activities, buying lottery tickets, selling alcohol, fornication, etc. and all kinds of impermissible things without realizing that the purpose of fasting is to not stay away from food and drink; rather the aim behind it is to fear Allah, to increase our Taqwa.

7. Skipping Suhoor (sehri)

The Prophet (s.a.w.w.) said: ‘Eat suhoor for in suhoor there is blessing.’ [Bukhaari, Muslim]. And he (s.a.w.) said: ‘The thing that differentiates between our fasting and the fasting of the People of the Book is eating suhoor.’ [Muslim]

8. Not fasting if they missed Suhoor.

Some people are too scared to fast if they miss Suhoor. However, this is an act kind of cowardice and love of ease. Missing a few morsels in the morning will, in sha’Allah, not lead to death. Remember, obedience to Allah overcomes everything.

9. Delaying opening fast

Some people wait until the adhaan finishes or even several minutes after that, just to be ‘on the safe side’. However, the Sunnah is to hasten to open the fast, which means opening fast whenever the adhaan starts, right after the sun has set (and not before).

10. Eating continuously until the time for Maghrib is up.

Some people put so much food in their plates when breaking their fast and continue eating, enjoying dessert, drinking tea, etc., until they miss the Maghrib prayer. That is obviously not right.

11. Missing the golden chance of having your Dua’a accepted

Prophet (s.a..w.) said: ‘Three prayers are not rejected: the prayer of a father, the prayer of a fasting person, and the prayer of a traveler.’ [al-Bayhaqi, classified as saheeh by al-Albaani]
Instead of sitting down and making Dua’a at this precious time, some people forego this beautiful chance, and are too busy frying samosas, talking, setting the food, filling their plates and glasses, etc.


15. Wasting the last part of Ramadan preparing for Eid.

Some people waste the entire last 10 days of Ramadan preparing for Eid, shopping and frequenting malls, etc. neglecting Ibadah and Lailatul Qadr. Even though, the Prophet (s.a.w.) used to strive the most during the last ten days of Ramadan in worship [Ahmad, Muslim] and not in shopping. Buy whatever you need for Eid before Ramadan so that you can utilize the time in Ramadan to the utmost.

anonymous asked:

Asalamu 'alaikum. Can you please make a list of dua's i can use for Laylatul Qadr?

Walaikum Assalaam,

Aishah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) said: “I asked the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him),: ‘O Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), if I know what night is the Night of Qadr, what should I say during it?‘  He (peace be upon him) said: 'Say:“Allah humma Innaka Afuwan, Tohibbul Afwa, Fahfo anna.  (O Allah, You are The Pardoner, and You love to pardon, so pardon me.)”

Related by Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and by atTirmidhi.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The best ‘dhikr’ is the one on the day of Arafah, and the best thing which I and the Prophets before me have said is, 'Laa ilaha illalaaho, Wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, Lahul Mulk, wa lahul Hamd, wa ala kulle shayyin Qadeer.’  (There is no god but Allah, Alone, Who has no partner; to Him Alone belongs the Dominion, to Him Alone belongs all Praise; and He Alone has Power over all things.)” Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2598        

Following are some dua’s that you can recite

1.       Dua asking Allah to accept ones good deeds

           O Allah accept from us our good deeds

2.       Dua asking for love of Allah

O Allah I ask for your love. And love of those who love You. And love of deeds that bring me closer to your love.

3.       Dua asking for good offspring

Rabbi-habli minas-saliheen (O my Lord! Grant me a Righteous (son))

(surah Saffat; 37: 100)

4.    Dua for thanking Allah

My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to work righteousness of which You will approve and make righteous for me my offspring. Indeed, I have repented to You, and indeed, I am of the Muslims.” (Surah AL-AHQAF:15)

5.       Dua asking Allah to elevate honor and respect of Muslim

O Allah Elevate in respect the religion of Islam and the Muslims

6.     'My Lord, forgive me and accept my repentance, verily you are Acceptor of Repentance, Oft-Forgiving.’ ” [Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah]

7.     “Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If Thou forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.” (Al-A’raf; 7:23)

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

Ameen

When you start something, say “Bismillah”
When you meet a Muslim, say “Asalamu Alaikum”
When you sneeze, say “Alhamdullillah”
When you hear a sad news, say “Innalillah wa inna Ilaiyhi Rajeoon”
When you wish something to do, say “In-sha-Allah”
When you thank someone say, “Jazak Allahu Khair”
When you do wrong, say “Astagfirullah”
When you see something amazing, say “Subhan Allah”

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anonymous asked:

Asalamu alaikum (: I love Allah subhana tala but how will I know if he loves me back?

Walaikum Assalaam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu,

It was narrated that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “Some prisoners were brought to the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and there was a woman among the prisoners who was searching (for her child). When she found her child she embraced him and put him to her breast. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said to us, ‘Do you think that this woman would throw her child in the fire?’ We said, ‘No, by Allah, not if she is able not to.’ The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘Allah is more merciful to His slaves than this woman is to her child.’” (Sahih Bukhari)

Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘if Allah loves a person, He calls Jibrael saying, ’Allah loves so and so; O Jibrael love him.’ And make an announcement amongst the inhabitants of the heaven: “Allah loves so and so therefore you should love him also, and so all the inhabitants of the heaven would love him, and then he is granted the pleasures of the people on the earth.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. 

Sahl bin Sad As-Sai’di (radi Allahu anhu) reported: “A man came to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, guide me to such an action which if I do Allah will love me and the people will also love me.’ He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, ‘Have no desire for this world, Allah will love you; and have no desire for what people possess, people will love you.’” [Ibn Majah. Al-Albani classified this hadith as authentic.

May Allah guide us to the straight path.

Ameen

anonymous asked:

Asalamu alaikum I'm on the last day of my period today and it sucks because I wanted to stand in prayer all night and recite Quran since it's the 21st of Ramadan! I wanted to ask whether there is anything I could do that would give me some rewards as well as please Allah Subhan w T3ala! I really want to do something not just sit and watch while everyone else is able to pray and recite Quran etc. Thank you!

Walaikum Assalaam,

You can do the following acts in shaa Allah

Dhikr of Allah: 

A women on her periods can do excessive dhikr night and day. We will all have utter regret for each second wasted without remembering Allah:

Mu`adh Ibn Jabal (RA) said that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "The People of Paradise will not regret anything except one thing alone: the hour that passed them by in which they made no remembrance of Allah.“ Narrated Bayhaqi in Shu`ab al-iman (1:392 #512-513)

The highest rank in Jannah are for those who remembered Allah the most:

Abu Sa`id (RA) narrates the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was asked, "Which of the servants of Allah is best in rank before Allah on the Day of resurrection?“ He said: "The ones who remember him much.“I said: "O Messenger of Allah, what about the fighter in the way of Allah?" He answered: "Even if he strikes the unbelievers and mushrikin with his sword until it broke, and becomes red with their blood, truly those who do Dhikr are better than him in rank." (Ahmad, Tirmidhi, & Bayhaqi)

Therefore we should remember Allah as much as we can & glorify him night & day until our very last breath. So we should set ourselves daily targets of doing as much Dhikr as we can. We can remember & glorify Allah whatever we are doing throughout the day. At work, whilst cooking, shopping & even whilst relaxing. We should remember Allah in our heart’s & not just by our tongues. We should also contemplate over his magnificence & his creations & imagine him in front of us as we glorify & remember him. 

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

Or Asthaghfirullah

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

Or SUB-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

Dua & Repentance

A women in her periods can make excessive Dua to Allah night and day. 

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)

Many of us rush our Dua’s & quite often our hearts are not present whilst we are making dua to Allah. That is why we lose out on much of the benefits & blessings of Dua. Therefore we should not let our minds wonder whilst in Dua & we should concentrate more, making sure our hearts are present whilst asking of Allah. Whilst we are in dua we should imagine Almighty Allah in front of us & so we should humble ourselves in front of him in a state of meekness & humility. 

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 wil get filled!

Listen to Quran Recitation:

Listening to recitation is the perfume of the souls, the calmer of hearts, and the food of the spirit. Is is one of the most important psychological medicines. It is a source of pleasure, even to some animals – and pleasure in moderation purifies inner energy, enhances the functioning of the faculties, slows down senile decay by driving out its diseases, improves the complexion, and refreshes the entire body. Pleasure in excess, on the other hand, makes the illnesses of the body grow worse.

Abu Nu’aim states, in his Tib an-Nabbi, that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said that the benefits of listening to recitation are increased when it is understood – that is, when its meaning is understood.

Allah Himself says:

…so give good news to My slaves, those who listen to the word and then follow the best of it

(Qur’an: 39.17-18)

Source:

As-Suyuti’s Medicine of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

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

Ameen

anonymous asked:

Asalamu alaikum how can we know we're on the right track when we're practicing the deen or if we're not, what signs can we look for when Allah is happy with us

Walaikum Assalaam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu,

Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala will be displeased with us when we don’t follow the commands of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala and his messenger (peace be upon him). So we should always keep our actions and intention in check that what we are doing is pleasing Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala or not. So keep striving towards Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala.

Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘if Allah loves a person, He calls Jibrael saying, ’Allah loves so and so; O Jibrael love him.’ And make an announcement amongst the inhabitants of the heaven: “Allah loves so and so therefore you should love him also, and so all the inhabitants of the heaven would love him, and then he is granted the pleasures of the people on the earth.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. 

Sahl bin Sad As-Sai’di (radi Allahu anhu) reported: “A man came to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, guide me to such an action which if I do Allah will love me and the people will also love me.’ He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, ‘Have no desire for this world, Allah will love you; and have no desire for what people possess, people will love you.’” [Ibn Majah. Al-Albani classified this hadith as authentic.

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!

May Allah guide us to the straight path.Ameen