dua dhikr

Period To Do List

For me and all my fellow sisters who feel distanced from Allah during their period. This is a list of things I want to implement into my life during that week. But first, download Quran Explorer on your phone/tablet.

Wake up for fajr, and do your Morning Remembrance.

Make wudhu as you would when you would pray. Sit down on the floor or on your bed. Close your eyes. 

  • Recite Surah Fatiha, slowly. 
  • Recite Surah Ikhlaas 3x.
  • Recite Ayatul Kursi.
  • Read Surah Yaseen | Everything has a heart and the heart of the Quran is Surah Yaseen, whoever read Yaseen, Allah will write the reward of reading the Quran ten times from him. [Tirmidhi]
  • Tasbeeh Fatima | SubhanAllah 33x, Alhamdulilah 33x, AllahuAkbar 34x
  • Dua for Forgiveness | Rabbana zalamna anfusana wa in lam taghfirlana watar hamna lana koonanna minal khasireen [Surah Al-Araf, Verse 23] | Our Lord ! we have sinned against ourselves and unless You grant us forgiveness and bestow Your mercy upon us, we shall most certainly be lost.
  • Salutations to the Prophet SAW | Allaahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala aali Muhammad kama salayta ‘ala Ibraaheem wa ‘ala aali Ibraaheem, innaka hameedun majeed. Allaahumma baarik ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala aali Muhammad kama baarakta ‘ala Ibraaheem wa ‘ala aali Ibraaheem, innaka hameedun majeed | Allah and the angels send salutations to the Prophet SAW [Surah Al-Ahzaab, Verse 56]

Replace each of the five prayers with these rembrances.

And remember your Nighttime Remembrances too.

And use Quran Explorer - pick one surah, and read parts of it throughout your day.

anonymous asked:

Sometimes I'm really good with my prayers and can manage to pray most but I lack consistency because other times I completely don't feel like praying and it is bad but I just don't pray I don't know how to fix my broken self. How do I just do it why does it feel so difficult at times

Tips for Picking up Salaah Again

Managing Salaah & Life

Improving Salaah

Consistency Tips for Salaah

Know WHY Salaah is so Vital

Start with Asr

Ways to Maintain Salaah

All Things Salaah

I hope these help :D Keep trying! Keep making dua for guidance! Renew your intention everyday and try your best! You can do this, it takes time! Sometimes it won’t be perfect but what matters is if you keep trying and remain consistent! Allah wants you to be near, and you can do it!

Seek refuge from shaytaan often, make dua and dhikr, and don’t give up! Immerse yourself thinking about Allah and let me know how else I can help

IN THE NAME OF GOD,

THE ALL-COMPASSIONATE AND MOST MERCIFUL

In the Name of God, the opener of existence!

Praise be to God, the manifester of every existent!

There is no god but God, the absolute Unity far beyond any
unveiling or contemplation!

God is greater, from Him the order originates and to Him it
returns!

Glory be to God, there is none other than Him to be contem-
plated! There is none with Him but Him to be worshipped!

One, Unique, He is as He has [always] been before the letters
of limitation!

He has in every thing a Sign, pointing to the fact that He is
One Existent.

His mystery is His being veiled from all perception or
penetration!

There is no power nor strength save through God, the Most High,
the Most Magnificent, a treasure with which He has specially
favoured us, from among the treasures of the Unseen in all
Its Generosity. By it may I call upon all good to descend, by it
may I repel all evil and harm, and by it may I unstitch all that
which is sewn up and closed off!

Indeed we belong to God and indeed we return to Him in all that
has descended or is descending, in every state and station, in
every thought and inspiration, and in all that arises from the
interior or is received from the exterior.

 God is the One wished for every thing, and in every thing He
is the One hoped for and intended!

Inspiration and understanding come from Him, and that which
is found to be is Him, without any [possibility of] denial or
disclaimer.

When He unveils, there is no other. When He veils, all is
other, and each one is a concealed adored.

[He is] Inward in Uniqueness and Outward in Oneness. From
Him and through Him is the existence of everything, so there
is no thing. If there is a thing, in reality it is devoid and bereft
of existence.

For He is the First and the Last, the Outwardly Manifest and the
Inwardly Hidden, and He is Knower and Known of every thing,
before the existence of any thing and after its existence.

To Him belongs the all-embracing Grasp, the unifying Reality
and the eternally subsistent Mystery, the permanent Sover-
eignty and the inherent Authority! Deserving of all praise and
glorification, He is such that He extols Himself, for He is both
Praiser and Praised.

[He is] Unique of Essence, One in [all] Names and Qualities!
Knowledgeable of all universals and particulars! Encompassing
of all that is above and all that is below! It is before Him that
the faces bow from all directions!

O God, O You who are the all-englobing Encompasser, who
cannot be prevented from effusing gifts! O You whose treasuries
are never exhausted, and whose generosity and support to the
whole of creation is unfailingly extended!

O God, open for me the locks of these treasures; unveil for me
the realities of these symbols. Be the One who faces me and
my facing. By vision of You veil me from vision of me! By the
manifestation of Your Self-revelation efface all my attributes,
so that I have no orientation except towards You, so that my
eyes alight upon none but You!

O God, look upon me with the eye of compassion and concern,
of safeguarding and safekeeping, of election and direction, in
every circumstance, so that nothing veils me from my vision
of You and that I may look upon You through what You
have accorded me of Your regard in everything. Render me
completely conforming to Your Self-revelation, completely
suitable to Your election and direction, place of Your regard
in Your creation and channel for the effusion of Your gifts and
favours towards them.

O You to whom belongs absolute Richness beyond need, whilst
His servants possess [only] poverty beyond question!

O You who is Rich beyond need of anything, whilst each thing
is in need of Him!

O You in whose hand lies the destiny of everything and to
whom everything returns!

O You who possesses absolute Being, such that none knows
what He truly is except Him, and none can be informed of
Him except through His Guidance!

O You who commands that righteous actions be subject to the
servant, so that all their benefit accrues to him! I have no goal
other than You, and nothing suffices me except Your generosity
and Your goodness.

O You who bestows most generously far in excess of any desire!
O You who bestows favours before any asking! O You before
whom the intellect of every petitioner stops short! O You who
is all-powerful in His Command and all- triumphant! O You
who gives freely to everything, but if He so wishes may deprive!
I strive towards You requesting, that I may find myself to be
servant to You in every state. Direct me, my Master - indeed
that is Your prerogative rather than mine.

—  Ibn al Arabi, Seven Days of the Heart

anonymous asked:

salaam alakium ! can you say me what we do in night of Laylatul Qadr ?

Walaikom Assalam :)

Laylat al-Qadr

This is the time when we should be striving in acts of worship more than ever. It’s reported in authentic narrations that during this time (the last 10 days) our Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to strive the most in worship, and stayed awake during the nights - waking up his family even to participate.

The main things are

  • Prayer
  • Reading Quran
  • Dua

But all good deeds are welcomed and are acts of worship.

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:  “Whoever stays up and prays on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.”

THE BEST DUA FOR LAYLAT AL QADR

‘Aa’ishah said: “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, if I know which night is Laylat al-Qadr, what should I say on that night?’ He said, ‘Say: Allaahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibb al-‘afwa fa’affu ‘anni (O Allaah, You are forgiving and You love forgiveness, so forgive me).” (Sahih Tirmidhi)

Allaahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibb al-’afwa fa’affu ‘anni

When is it?

“With regard to specifying which night of Ramadaan is Laylat al-Qadr, this needs specific evidence, but the odd-numbered nights during the last ten nights are more likely than others, and the night of the twenty-seventh is the most likely to be Laylat al-Qadr, because that is mentioned in the ahaadeeth.” (x)

So you should

  • attend taraweeh/pray it at home
  • make a lot of dua
  • read as much Quran as possible
  • stay up during the night in acts of worship (even if you’re on your period you can be making dua, making dhikr)

I ask Allah to make Laylat al-Qadr something we all reach and experience this Ramadan.

anonymous asked:

This is My first Ramadan that I will be fasting the entire time and I'm a bit nervous! I have some questions, if you don't mind. I take antidepressants but can I still take them after sundown? Also do you have any advice for me? Thanks!

Assalam Alaikom :)

May Allah make this Ramadan full of ease and blessings for you, ameen.

You can definitely take any medication you need to after Maghrib (sunset) or before Fajr (sunrise). Consult with your doctor about the sensitivity of the medication.

Advice for your first Ramadan

RIGHT NOW

  • Start to get rid of bad habits now (cursing, backbiting, missing salah)
  • Prepare goals. 1-2 is good. Make them reasonable then prepare a plan to achieve them. For example, read the whole Quran during Ramadan and memorize 3 new surahs
  • Reduce caffeine intake now
  • Start getting up earlier now
  • Start eating less now
  • Make a dua list

Nutrition

  • WAKE UP FOR SUHOOR EVERY DAY. Do not miss breakfast. Set 3 alarms if you need to
  • Eat nutritious at breakfast and at iftar (complex carbs, fruit, veggies, high quality protein)
  • Get fiber in at suhoor/breakfast so you can fill your tummy (fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, seets, beans)
  • Break your fast with an odd number of dates, if you cannot get dates, use water
  • Eat sweets 2-3 hours after iftar
  • Plan your meals ahead of time
  • Take a multivitamin
  • Eat hydrating fruits & veggies in the morning - or yogurt (decreases thirst)
  • Drink lots of water throughout the night. Don’t get dehydrated. 
  • Know when iftar is and don’t delay breaking your fast (eat right at Maghrib)
  • Don’t eat too much immediately at iftar. Your stomach will shrink and you will get full and bloated fast. Eat a small amount and eat some more later if you need to
  • Don’t eat too quickly. Eat slow, your tummy will thank you
  • Avoid fried foods, salty and sugary foods, in high amounts (moderation is key)

Spiritual

  • Always keep in mind your reward is with Allah
  • Make dua
  • Make dhikr throughout the day
  • Find something beneficial you enjoy (watching youtube lectures on Islam, painting Quran ayat, reading about the life of rasulullah (pbuh)) and do this often
  • Be around Muslims often
  • If you mess up and drink or eat (if you forgot) keep going, mistakes are forgiven
  • DON’T MISS ANY PRAYERS
  • Consider attending taraweeh, but don’t feel bad if you don’t or can’t handle it. Long night without sleep can be tough, this is your first Ramadan .. so it’s ok if you don’t do a million things
  • Know its going to get easier. Ramadan is not actually hard, especially when your faith is strong

During the Day

  • Keep busy. The more you’re occupied with work & activities, the less you’ll remember you’re somewhat tired or hungry or thirsty
  • Don’t watch the clock, time goes by fast until you look at it, then it doesn’t move
  • Rest when you need to, take short naps (don’t waste your whole day napping)
  • Decorate your home (if you can), bake fun sweets, celebrate. This is a festive time
  • Attend iftar gatherings or have one
  • Keep moving forward each day, even if the last wasn’t so great
  • Know that you will for more tired & thirsty than hungry for the most part of the month
  • Get enough sleep
  • Don’t stress about working out

// “And it is We Who have constructed the heaven (unuverse) with might, and verily, it is We Who are steadily expanding it”

Surah Adh-Dhariyat 47.

The universe is expanding but that doesn’t mean Allah is further away. Don’t give up hope in making dua’ and never stop believing in Allah. “And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, then indeed I am near to them. I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me. So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may led aright”

Surah Al-Baqarah 186.

It has been proven by science in 1929 by Edwin Hubble that the universe is constantly expanding since its creation. The Quran as we all know it was revealed 1400+ years ago and no one has this kind of knowledge except Allah S.W.T.

In fact space-time continuum existence does not apply to Allah for He is timeless. Time is a creation by Allah.

So keep making dua’ and do dhikr constantly, just as how the universe is constantly expanding.

Allahu'alam.

Whoever Removes a Hardship from a Believer…

Abu Huraira (radiallahu anhu)  narrated that the Prophet Muhammad  (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallaam) said:

مَنْ نَفَّسَ عَنْ مُؤْمِنٍ كُرْبَةٍ مِنْ كُرَبِ الدُّنْيَا

Whoever removes from a Believer a hardship from the hardships of this life (the dunya),

نَفَّسَ اللهُ عَنْهُ كُرْبَةٍ مِنْ كُرَبِ يَوْمِ القِيَامَة

Allah (God) will remove from him a hardship from the hardships of the Day of Judgment

وَ مَنْ يَسَّرَ عَلَى مُعْسَرٍ يَسَّرَ اللهُ عَلَيْهِ فِي الدُّنْيَا والآخِرَة

And whoever makes a difficult affair easy, Allah will make things easy for him in this life and the Hereafter

وَمَنْ سَتَرَ مُسْلِمًا سَتَرَهُ اللهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا والآخِرَة

And whoever covers a Muslim, Allah will cover him in this life and the Hereafter

وَاللهُ فِي عَوْنِ العَبْدِ مَا كَانَ العَبْدُ فِي عَوْنِ أَخِيْهِ

And Allah comes to the help of His servant as long as (or as much as) the servant comes to the help of his brother

وَمَنْ سَلَكَ طَرِيْقًا يَلْتَمِسُ فِيْهِ عِلْمًا

And whoever treads a path seeking (Islamic) knowledge

سَهَّلَ اللهُ لَهُ بِهِ طَرِيقًا إِلَى الجَنَّة

Allah will make easy for him by way of it a path to Paradise

وَمَا اجْتَمَعَ قَوْمٌ فِي بَيْتٍ مِنْ بُيُوْتِ اللهِ

And a group of people don’t gather in one of the houses of Allah

يَتْلُوْنَ كِتَابَ اللهِ

Reciting the Book of Allah

وَيَتَدَارَسُوْنَهُ بَيْنَهُمْ

And studying it amongst themselves

إِلَّا نَزَلَتْ عَلَيْهِم السَّكِيْنَةُ

Except that tranquility descends upon them

وَغَشِيَتْهُم الرَّحْمَة

And mercy covers them

وحَفَّتْهُم المَلَأئِكَة

And the angels surround them

وذَكَرَهُم اللهُ فِيْمَنْ عِنْدَهُ

And Allah mentions them to those with Him

ومَنْ بَطَّأَ بِهِ عَمَلُهُ

And whoever is slowed down by his deeds

لَمْ يُسْرِعْ بِهِ نَسَبُهُ

His lineage won’t speed him up

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~صحيح مسلم كتاب الذكر والدعاء والتوبة والاستغفار 

From Saheeh Muslim,

The Book of Dhikr, Dua, Repentance, and Seeking Forgiveness

Chapter: The Merit of an Assembly for the Recitation of the Qur’an or for the Dhikr