god allah

one night
you will breathe out
the most silent ‘alhamdulillah’
into the wind,

almost voiceless
yet loud enough

for even
the furthest of nightingales
to listen
and sing its praise
all along.

this night i promise
you would hear
from the entire world
only that

and understand
that each voice
had always been
encompassed by Him.
—  ibtasem // الحمد لله - “All praise to Allah”

عن أبي ذر الغفاري رضي الله عنه، عن الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: “ألا أخبرُك بأحبِّ الكلامِ إلى اللهِ ؟ قلتُ : يا رسولَ اللهِ ! أخبرني بأحبِّ الكلامِ إلى اللهِ . فقال : إن أحبَّ الكلامِ إلى اللهِ ، سبحانَ اللهِ وبحمدِه“ صحيح مسلم حديث ٢٧٣١

Abu Dharr reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “Should I not inform you about the words liked most by Allah? I said: Allah’s Mes- senger, do inform me about the words liked most by Allah. He said: Verily, the words liked most by Allah are: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me, “Shall I tell you the expression that is most loved by Allah? It is ‘Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdih’ (hallowed be Allah and praise is due to Him).“ Sahih Muslim 2731 b
In-book reference : Book 48, Hadith 118
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 35, Hadith 6587

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“You are very important. If you weren’t, then you would not be here. You matter. If you tap into your potential, you are among the best of all creation. You are the one that if you mention Allah, He mentions you among His highest angels - Gabriel, and Michael - He is mentioning you to them. The scholars say if you could hear the scratch of the pen as it writes your name, you would die from ecstasy.

Then, who are you? You are very special.

When you realize how important you are, you will then realize why you will be judged. You have a purpose. You have importance. You will be judged based on how you used the gifts Allah has given you.

Most people live their whole life without knowing themselves. To know yourself, is to know God.

—  Dr. ʿUmar Farūq ʿAbd-Allāh

عن سعد بن أبي وقاص رضي الله عنه قال: كان النبيُّ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّم يُعَلِّمُنا هؤُلاءِ الكَلِماتِ، كما تُعَلَّمُ الكِتابَةُ : “ اللَّهُمَّ إني أعوذُ بكَ مِنَ البُخلِ، وأعوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الجُبنِ، وأعوذُ بِكَ مِن أنْ نُرَدَّ إلى أرْذَلِ العُمُرِ، وأعوذُ بِكَ مِن فِتنَةِ الدُّنْيا، وعَذابِ القَبرِ ” . صحيح البخاري حديث ٦٣٩٠

Narrated Sa`d bin Abi Waqqas: The Prophet (ﷺ) used to teach us these words as he used to teach us the Book (Qur'an): “O Allah! seek refuge with You from miserliness, and seek refuge with You from cowardice, and seek refuge with You from being brought back to (senile) geriatric old age, and seek refuge with You from the affliction of the world and from the punishment in the Hereafter." Sahih al-Bukhari 6390
In-book reference : Book 80, Hadith 85
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 8, Book 75, Hadith 399

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