Muslims are not perfect. 

Some don’t fast.

Some don’t pray.

Some drink.

Some party.

Some have pre-marital sex.

Some smoke.

Some lie.

Some cheat.

Some gamble.

We all sin differently.

But will all be judged equally.

Stop the “good Muslim” vs. “bad Muslim” narrative

Accept that being Muslim means to be a work in progress.

Embrace the fact that anyone can be close to Allah.

Despite the imperfections.

The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

“I guarantee a house in Paradise for one who gives up arguing, even if he is right; and a house in the middle of Paradise for one who abandons lying even when joking; and a house in the highest part of Paradise for one who makes his character excellent.”

[Abu Dawud]

عَنْ أَبِي مَسْعُودٍ الأَنْصَارِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ :“‏ مَنْ قَرَأَ بِالآيَتَيْنِ مِنْ آخِرِ سُورَةِ الْبَقَرَةِ فِي لَيْلَةٍ كَفَتَاهُ‏ "‏‏.‏ صحيح البخاري حديث ٥٠٠٩

Narrated Abu Mas`ud Al-Ansari: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, ”If one recites the last two Verses of Surat-al-Baqara at night, it is sufficient for him (for that night).” Sahih al-Bukhari 5040
In-book reference : Book 66, Hadith 64
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 6, Book 61, Hadith 560

سلسلة الأذكار والأدعية // Athkar & Invocations Series | 13

How beautiful is
The journey of Salah:
When you fall to your lowest 
You draw closest to Allah (96:19).
So fall in your sujood and cry,
As you praise your Lord the Most High.
— 

Sraliz

The servant is nearest to his Lord during prostration, so increase your supplications therein.
 -Prophet Muhammad (saww) [Sahih Muslim]

If a praying person knew to what extent he was surrounded by Allah’s Mercy, he would never raise his head from Prostration.
-Imam Ali (as) [Tasnif al-Ghurar al-Hikam]

Eid Mubarak 🌙  A few thoughts:

1) Today is the worlds largest, most celebrated cheat meal.
2) Don’t lose sight what you learned this month and stay progressing.
3) Keep the oppressed and marginalized in your thoughts and prayers.
4) Eat sparingly and don’t waste anything.
5) Let go of any grudges and anger you have inside you and start anew.

All the best to my Muslim fam. May Allah keep you happy and prosperous. Ameen 🌺😄

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنه قال: كنتُ خلفَ رسولِ اللهِ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّمَ يومًا قال يا غلامُ، إني أعلِّمُك كلماتٍ :” احفَظِ اللهَ يحفَظْك، احفَظِ اللهَ تجِدْه تُجاهَك، إذا سألتَ فاسألِ اللهَ، وإذا استعنْتَ فاستعِنْ باللهِ، واعلمْ أنَّ الأمةَ لو اجتمعتْ على أن ينفعوك بشيءٍ، لم ينفعوك إلا بشيءٍ قد كتبه اللهُ لك ، وإنِ اجتمعوا على أن يضُرُّوك بشيءٍ لم  يضُروك إلا بشيءٍ قد كتبه اللهُ عليك، رُفِعَتِ الأقلامُ وجَفَّتِ الصُّحُفَ “. حسن صحيح  - الترمذي حديث ٢٥١٦

Ibn ‘Abbas narrated:“I was behind the Prophet(s.a.w) one day when he said: 'O boy! I will teach you a statement: Be mindful of Allah and He will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and you will find Him before you. When you ask, ask Allah, and when you seek aid, seek Allah’s aid. Know that if the entire creation were to gather together to do something to benefit you- you would never get any benefit except that Allah had written for you. And if they were to gather to do something to harm you- you would never be harmed except that Allah had written for you. The pens are lifted and the pages are dried.’"  Hasan Sahih - Jami` at-Tirmidhi _ English reference : Vol. 4, Book 11, Hadith 2516

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ :
( مَنْ صَامَ رَمَضَانَ إِيمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ ،
وَمَنْ قَامَ لَيْلَةَ الْقَدْرِ إِيمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ ‏)

Narrated Abu Hurairah :
The Prophet of Allah (Allah blessings and peace be upon him) :
( If anyone fasts during Ramadan because of faith and in order to seek his reward from Allah, his previous sins will be forgiven to him.
If anyone prays in the night of the power (lailat al-qadr) because of faith and in order to seek his reward from Allah his previous sins will be forgiven for him.)