How To Change Your Life For The Better In One Month
I want to start off by saying that I am in no way an expert on this thing we call life. I have had my fair share of ups and downs (trust me) and on this roller coaster ride they are inevitable. I have been at some pretty low points and have resorted to some pretty extreme measures in order to “help” myself or “save” myself.
What I learned, after various attempts to “fix” myself, was that I had the power all along, and all I had to do to turn my life around was to be able to see that. Self-help books didn’t help, counselling didn’t help, and other “healing” techniques didn’t seem to help (for me anyways) because as I said, the only thing that was stopping me from having a good, purposeful life was myself and I needed to learn that I held the power within me. I held the power to step into who I am and trust that I had what it takes inside of me to let go of past issues and be who I am meant to be.
“Thus it is due to mercy from Allah that you deal with them gently, and had you been rough, hard hearted, they would certainly have dispersed from around you…”
Sometimes when we want to advice people, or enjoin good and forbid evil, we tend to come across as rude and #harsh. We forget these are humans who have delicate hearts, emotions and #feelings.
The Prophet (ﷺ) never sugar coated the #deen but #subhanallah. He had such a profound way of dealing with people, correcting mistakes, etc. It was his #gentleness and soft nature that won people over. Even his enemies knew him to be #Merciful.
If you want to advice akhawaat and Ikhwaan, then think of your da'wah as a #gift. Adorn your advice in kindness and present it with graciousness so that they fall in #love with Allah. So that they inclined towards performing good deeds and the obedoemce to Allah.
Just know It is not upto you to guide for #guidance only comes from #Allah. So if they respond to your advice harshly then do not despair and #donotgiveup on people either. Because the Prophet (ﷺ) never gave up on anyone. He also endured rejection. Infact, all the prophets faced criticism and insults. They were even physically attacked, but they never quit. Because the value of spreading the deen outweighed the harsh pains they recieved.
Irrespective of the results, if we plant seeds of gentleness Allah will cause those very seeds to grow and become #beautiful gardens. #Inshallah
Finding The Balance Between Your Dark & Light Qualities
The spiritual journey is one scattered with a great deal of emotions. You will have moments when you feel euphoric, you will have moments of despair when you start to question what it is that you stand for and there will be moments when you are fully focused and moving in the right direction in your life.
It is an all-around experience, it is light and dark, yin and yang and you will experience a full range of emotions on your journey. Finding comfort with this fact and being prepared will help you to deal with the spiritual experience, although in some cases being unprepared is an inevitable part of your awakening.
Ramadhaan, the month that Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’ala accepts the Tawbah of the servants, and the month that Allaah blesses His servants.
We are in need of Ramadhaan to correct ourselves, for we have forgotten Allaah tabarak wa ta’ala for the majority of the year.
To correct ourselves for we have been neglectful.
To correct ourselves for we are not upon the remembrance of Allaah.
To correct ourselves because our hearts have gotten hard, some hearts are dead, some hearts are sick, some hearts are stone-cold, some hearts are black, getting no benefit whatsoever. Some hearts are so bad, and so ill that they see a good as a Munkar, (as an evil), and they see an evil as a good. These are not as they should be.
We need a Ramadhaan. We need a Ramadhaan because our connection with Allaah tabarak wa ta’ala is not correct.
We need a Ramadhaan because we do not have any Khushoo or devotion in our Salaah.
We need a Ramadhaan because our Qura’an has dust and is sitting on a shelf.
We need a Ramadhaan because we never read the books of Sunnah.
We need a Ramadhaan because we don’t fast, and if we fast physically without food or drink, we don’t fast with our eyes by lowering them and our tongue by not slandering and our tongue by not lying and back-biting. We need a Ramadhaan to get ourselves back in order, to work for the Hereafter, to connect ourselves to Allaah tabarak wa ta’ala.
We need a Ramadhaan because relationships brother to brother and sister to sister is in a miserable condition.
We need a Ramadhaan because we have bad thoughts about one another.
We need a Ramadhaan because of dhulm, injustice to one another.
We need a Ramadhaan because there is backbiting, there is envy, there is jealousy, and there is slander.
We need a Ramadhaan because we are despicable, because we are sick, because we are ill. (All these are diseases of the heart)
We need a Ramadhaan because we don’t believe in the promise of Allaah tabarak wa ta’ala, or if we do, we do not implement it.
We need a Ramadhaan because it is time for us to change and become something better then we are now.
We need a Ramadhaan because that is the only thing that is going to get us together.
We need a Ramadhaan because we don’t have unity, there’s no brotherhood.
We need a Ramadhaan because there’s no respect for elders.
We need a Ramadhaan because there’s no real love between us.
We need a Ramadhaan, full of love and the Mercy of Allaah tabarak wa ta’ala.
A Ramadhaan like we come in, like in a clinic or a hospital, trying to solve our illnesses, trying to come out of there without the disease we came with, trying to be better than we went in with.
We need a Ramadhaan. Look around you, look to your right, look to your left, look in front of you and look behind you and you’ll say, “We need a Ramadhaan”.
The sisters aren’t covering properly, we need a Ramadhaan. Brothers and sisters are mixing. We need a Ramadhaan. Talking on phones and on the internet, we need a Ramadhaan. This is a mess, we are in a fix, we are in a bind, and this is a problem… We need a Ramadhaan. We need a Ramadhaan to get ourselves together.
We need a Ramadhaan, that we come in the Masjid and we face the Qiblah and we say “Allaahu Akbar” and we stand in qiyaamah a long time until those diseases, that filth, that sickness, that hardness the heart goes away.
We need a Ramadhaan that reminds us of the Hell-fire. We need a Ramadhaan that tells us that we haven’t been given a certificate that we are people of Jannah.
We need a Ramadhaan that lets us known that we are servants of Allaah tabarak wa ta’ala.
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[Transcribed by Umm Hasna Firdous Bint Jabir. Full Transcript for the audio lecture here].
How Each Moon Phase Affects Different Aspects Of Our Life
The moon carries pretty significant and specific meanings for different types of people around the world. A variety of cultures and religions used to worship the moon, and even used the different phases of the lunar cycle as a calendar. Many major religions still celebrate their holidays in accordance to the moon.
For example, Easter Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon that follows the Spring Equinox. The Chinese New Year occurs on the second full moon after the Winter Solstice.
Why Deep People Often Feel Alone & Misunderstood (What They Can Do About It)
Do you often feel alone and misunderstood by other people?
Believe me, you are not the only one who feels this way. There are many people out there who are misunderstood and even underestimated by others because of certain personality traits. Paradoxically, these individuals are usually much more talented, intelligent and deep than those who reject them. Still, being uninterested in popular things along with being too reserved and introspective may make you appear a sort of freak to the mediocre minds.
Have You Been Seeing Repeating Numbers? What Do They Mean?
Do you have a tendency of seeing repeating numbers? It could be on a clock, on the radio or even street signs and addresses. If it happens a lot to you then it could mean that a non physical entity is speaking to you. Being a member of this third dimension, means I can only guess at who or what is trying to communicate with you. It could be a demon, angel, spirit, ghost or deity. As the different potential entities operate above or below our plane of existence, they are forced to communicate through indirect means.
Spiritual specialists have surmised the meanings behind these repetitions. Like other forms of divination, this interpretation is going to be very personal. While these guidelines will provide the general map, it will be up to you to highlight what it means to you and your life.