fears allah

anonymous asked:

Asalamu alaykum. I've sent this as a request in hopes of lifting my spirits. I tend to feel pretty depressed whether I commit to Islam or not. If I pray 5 times a day, I don't feel good. If I miss all my prayers, I feel like garbage. Honesty, I feel like whatever I do, good or bad, I think I'm going to hell either way. It's messed up, but it's constantly running through my mind. I wanted to hear thoughts from someone who's more ... pious I should say? I'm tired of feeling this way.

Wa'alaikumasalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh!

This is shaytaan messing with your head. Allah is the most merciful, if you’re fulfilling your obligations to Him, you need to believe in His mercy.

We must have a balance of hope and fear of Allah -
hope in His mercy and forgiveness, and fear of His punishment.

The fact that you feel bad when you miss your prayers is actually a mercy of Allah towards you, that’s Him calling to you. So, He obviously wants you to focus on Him and He loves you. There are people who miss all of their prayers and don’t feel an ounce of guilt, alhumdulilah you are not one of them - Allah is the one who put this guilt in your heart to bring you closer to Him, subhanallah.

The feeling of depression, you have to give it time. I don’t know how long you’ve been depressed, and how long you’ve been committed to islam but depression doesn’t really just magically go away. It takes time to heal so you need to make lots of duas and be patient dear sister/brother.

I promise you, if you stay steadfast on your deen, you WILL get out of your depression - I PROMISE. I’ve been there and being steadfast in deen will bring you happiness in the end.

Don’t have the mentality, “I’m not any happier so I should just quit Islam.” no, no, no. This is a test from Allah. I know there are days in depression where you just want to stay in bed and not do anything at all, but these are the times where getting up and praying is the most rewarding. Complain about everything to Allah, and when Allah sees that even though you feel crap, you still showed up to prayer for Him - He will reward you. It is your test, do not leave the thread of faith for this. Be determined and seek refuge in Allah against shaytaan often.

It is shaytaan who whispers into people’s hearts - “Didn’t Allah say He will help? well? Seems like you’re just wasting your time and hopes” and “You'r enot worthy of Jannah, God will never forgive you. You’re destined to Hell.” This is the work of shaytaan.

On the contrary, Allah says:
“Indeed, your Lord knows, [O Muhammad], that you stand [in prayer] almost two thirds of the night or half of it or a third of it, and [so do] a group of those with you. And Allah determines [the extent of] the night and the day. He has known that you [Muslims] will not be able to do it and has turned to you in forgiveness, so recite what is easy [for you] of the Qur'an. He has known that there will be among you those who are ill and others traveling throughout the land seeking [something] of the bounty of Allah and others fighting for the cause of Allah . So recite what is easy from it and establish prayer and give zakah and loan Allah a goodly loan. And whatever good you put forward for yourselves - you will find it with Allah . It is better and greater in reward. And seek forgiveness of Allah . Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” - Quran 73:20

Allah addressed both, how to obtain happiness and His level of forgiveness here.

So who will you listen to, the one who is the enemy of mankind out of spite and jealousy? Or the One you will return to who describes Himself as the Compassionate, Merciful, and the Loving? It’s your call. It’s all about mindset, think good of Allah, and He will give you good. Perhaps that is why your depression is still clinging with you as Allah said “ Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” [13:11]. So change the negativity within yourself into hope and good thoughts towards Allah, be steadfast in the commandments of Allah and try your best to fight negativity in yourself, and I promise you that help will come.

I hope I managed to advise you and lift up your spirits. I hope you will contact me again as I hope to see your progress in sha Allah.

Take care and have good thoughts!! Recite Surah An-Nas often for protection against shaytaan and his helpers, and say “au'dhubillahi min ash shaytanir-rajeem”

May Allah guide you and grant you happiness, ameen.

6

They have no rights,
they go thought bullying every single day.
they got Illegally occupied,
they got kicked out of their own Houses,
they got kicked out of their own Lands.
.
Bombs are being dropped at their Houses.
they are being arrested,
they are being tortured,
they will probably get locked up in Prisons for Years.
~
And they did nothing wrong.
We all know they are not guilty.
.
They go through all this only because they believe one word. - La ilaha illallah.
.
They are going through all this and still smiling!
They lost everything, expect Honor.
You can’t scare them.
We are a people who fear none but Allah

‘’Ya Rab, why me?’’ She said. If only she knew.


  • ‘’No soul shall have a burden laid on it greater than it can bear.’’ (2:233)
  • ‘’..And Allah loves the steadfast.’’ (3:146)
  • ‘’[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving.’’ (67:2)
  • “And rely upon Allah ; and sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.” (33:3)
  • “Do the people think that they will be left to say, "We believe” and they will not be tried?“ (29:2)
  • ’‘And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient.” (2:155)
  • “You will surely be tested in your possessions and in yourselves. And you will surely hear from those who were given the Scripture before you and from those who associate others with Allah much abuse. But if you are patient and fear Allah - indeed, that is of the matters [worthy] of determination.’’ (3:186)
  • ‘’There, [on that Day], every soul will be put to trial for what it did previously, and they will be returned to Allah , their master, the Truth, and lost from them is whatever they used to invent.‘’ (10:30)
  • ‘’O you who have believed, Allah will surely test you through something of the game that your hands and spears [can] reach, that Allah may make evident those who fear Him unseen. And whoever transgresses after that - for him is a painful punishment. ’’(5:94)
  • ’'Every soul will taste death. And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned.” (21:35)
  • “But We have certainly tried those before them, and Allah will surely make evident those who are truthful, and He will surely make evident the liars.” (29:3)
  • “And We will surely test you until We make evident those who strive among you [for the cause of Allah ] and the patient, and We will test your affairs.” (47:31)
  • “…but Allah will reward the grateful.’' (3:144)
  • ’'But Allah is your protector, and He is the best of helpers.” (3:150)  

فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا : Verily, with hardship comes ease. [94:6]

“They will wear the skins of lambs over hearts of wolves.”

There will come upon the people a time when their hearts will be derelict of the Qur’an; they will find neither sweetness nor pleasure by it.

If they fall short of doing what they have been commanded to do, they will say: Allah is most forgiving, merciful (He will forgive us), and if they do what they have been forbidden from doing, they will say: we will be forgiven, we haven’t committed any shirk with Allah.

Their affairs will all be based on [false] hope, having no truth and sincerity with it. They will wear the skins of lambs over hearts of wolves. The best of them in his religion will be someone who compromises.

Imam Aḥmad, Al-Zuhd 1741.

i’m gonna try and explain this situation, from my point of view. let me reiterate: i am not speaking for all muslims here. i am not speaking for all muslims here. but i, as a girl who is muslim, am speaking from my knowledge and point of view. there will be muslims who will disagree with me, just like how there will be non muslims who will too. i already know this.

but … i’m just putting what my beliefs are about this whole situation, as a muslim girl, out there:

yousef isn’t muslim. sana is muslim. sana clearly likes yousef. for some muslims, the fact that yousef isn’t a muslim, wouldn’t be a huge issue. they’d still be okay to date/marry their non muslim partner.

however, for some muslims (and i’m saying this with my point of view put into this too), dating/marrying a non muslim, is a huge issue. a huge, huge, huge issue, both religiously speaking, because there is a clash of faith/no faith, and also culturally speaking too, where in which, people will point fingers. but hey, people point fingers all the time anyway. so, let’s remove the culture factor.

religiously speaking, practising muslims find it extremely important that their partner is muslim too. for some muslims, this isn’t even something that is negotiable. we can’t compromise on that. faith comes first for us. 

the prophet muhammad (saw) said once, “when Allah’s servant marries, he has completed one half of the religion. thereafter, let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half.”

let me explain what that above hadeeth means. if our partner is muslim too, it makes life a whole lot more easier, a lot less simple, but also, because with our partner, the 2 of us can motivate each other, and help each other, and support each other when our imaan (faith) and deen (religion) isn’t as strong as we would like it to be. we become each other’s motivation. we become each other’s rock. we become each other’s inspiration. 

and that’s the whole essence, and beauty, for a muslim having a partner who is muslim too, that we may wish to marry, and further deepen our bond with.

sana, according to her beliefs, needs for her partner to be muslim too. that is something she doesn’t wish to compromise on.

yousef, isn’t muslim. he doesn’t believe in Allah. 

so where does that leave sana, who is really starting to like yousef?

yousef could revert back into islam, if he was muslim before, or he could convert, and things could work out for them 2. some people though, may not feel that that is an adequate enough reason to accept islam back into your life again - just for the sake of someone else. if you’re wanting to come into islam, then it should be because you want to, for the sake of Allah, for the sake of worshipping Allah, not for anybody else. because your islam is between you and Allah to have, that should be the reason, not any other, for wanting to convert/revert. so, yousef reverting/converting, would have to be something that’s not just solely because of sana, but because he WANTS to accept islam, for the sake of himself and Allah, and strengthening that bond again. 

of course, some people will say that yousef converting/reverting to islam for sana could be a good thing too, if, say, after he does accept islam, he fully accepts islam into his life, and believes in Allah too, and practices islam as much or as little as he wants, but that he believes in Allah, that is the main thing. 

otherwise? i’m not too sure how this is going to work for sana and yousef, if neither sana wants to change her stance on compromising (which, personally, i can’t see her doing), and neither does yousef want to become muslim (again) and believe in allah. 

but yeah, let’s see what happens.

(Not just men, women say this stuff about other women too)
Just because a girl dresses a certain way or seems to act a certain way, slandering and assuming things about her chastity is a major sin. I’ve seen so many people casually call Muslim girls stuff like ‘hoejabis’ and honestly they need to fear Allah.

“Verily, those who accuse chaste women, who never even think of anything touching their chastity and are good believers — are cursed in this life and in the Hereafter, and for them will be a great torment”
[al-Noor 24:23]

قوله تعالى : ( فاتقوا الله ما استطعتم ) أي : جهدكم وطاقتكم . كما ثبت في الصحيحين عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه ، قال : قال رسول الله - صلى الله عليه وسلم - : “ إذا أمرتكم بأمر فائتوا منه ما استطعتم ، وما نهيتكم عنه فاجتنبوه ”
وقد قال بعض المفسرين - كما رواه مالك ، عن زيد بن أسلم - إن هذه الآية العظيمة ناسخة للتي في “ آل عمران ” وهي قوله : ( ياأيها الذين آمنوا اتقوا الله حق تقاته ولا تموتن إلا وأنتم مسلمون ) [ آل عمران : 102 ]
قال ابن أبي حاتم : حدثنا أبو زرعة ، حدثني يحيى بن عبد الله بن بكير ، حدثني ابن لهيعة ، حدثني عطاء - هو ابن دينار - عن سعيد بن جبير في قوله : ( اتقوا الله حق تقاته ولا تموتن إلا وأنتم مسلمون ) قال : لما نزلت الآية اشتد على القوم العمل ، فقاموا حتى ورمت عراقيبهم وتقرحت جباههم ، فأنزل الله تخفيفا على المسلمين : ( فاتقوا الله ما استطعتم ) فنسخت الآية الأولى .

Take care of your intentions, for your deeds are rewarded according to your intentions.
Start from now, ask yourself, whatever you are doing and whatever you are going to do, is it for the sake of Allah? Is to please Allah?If not renew your intentions. SubhanAllah this will help you be in a state of earning rewards all the time.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ

O you who believe! be careful of (your duty to) Allah with the care which is due to Him, and do not die unless you are Muslims.

-Quran [3:102]

وَمَنْ يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ مَخْرَجًا، وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِب

“And whoever fears Allah - He will make for him a way out (from every difficulty). And will provide for him from where (sources) he does not expect.”

- [Qura'n Surah At-Talaq 65:2-3]

7

وَإِمَّا يَنزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ نَزْغٌ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ

And if an evil suggestion comes to you from Satan, then seek refuge in Allah . Indeed, He is Hearing and Knowing.

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا إِذَا مَسَّهُمْ طَائِفٌ مِّنَ الشَّيْطَانِ تَذَكَّرُوا فَإِذَا هُم مُّبْصِرُونَ

Indeed, those who fear Allah - when a thought of evil from Satan assaults them, they remember [Him] And at Once they have insight.

[Surah Al-’a’raf Verse 200 & 201]

Shaikh Abu Abdillah Yunus gave students some really nice advice.

He said in order to have to have a heart that’s awakened, do four things.

- Lower your gaze (Avert the gaze from Haraam)
- Remember ﷲ often by asking forgiveness (istaghfar)
- keep a good company (righteous friends)
- Cry often (soft heart) from the fear and love for Allah.

وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَىٰ ۖ وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ

“And help you one another in righteousness and piety, but do not help one another in sin and transgression.”

(Surah Al Maa’idah, 5:2)