he was a mercy to mankind

If you have free time, read the Seerah of the Prophet ﷺ. Know who your messenger is, try to live the life he lived and grow to love him just as he loved you.

anonymous asked:

Ramadan Mubarak:) I am a Muslim from birth, but my mother is Catholic so we often neglect certain holidays for her sake. I don't agree with this myself, but when you're young pleasing parents is usually a bigger priority. I'm now seventeen and don't know how to pray at all, I don't know any passages from the Quran, and I'm old enough now to do things on my own. I'm so lost, but I know what I believe. What can I do?

Wa Alaikum Salam, my Dear Sister ♥

I am so happy to read this message as it shows me your Emaan, ma shaa Allah ♥ May Allah SWT reward you and give you a good life and afterlife, Ameen ♥

It is ok that you do not know how to pray (Salah) yet ♥ as you always need to start somewhere ♥ but Sister it is better that you are making the effort to make Salah, in shaa Allah, and that is very admirable, ma shaa Allah ♥

You need to start off slowly and with the basics my dear Sister ♥ because you know Islam and all that is required of you, you might not know where to start, but it is all very basic ♥ just take it one step at a time and in shaa Allah you will cover miles Ameen ♥

So the first thing I would show you are the Miracles in the Quran ♥ They are scientific, mathematical, biological (you name it)! Sitting and reading through some of these Miracles is a lot of motivation to know Allah SWT and start praising Him ♥ In shaa Allah ♥
Please go to the following website:
www.miraclesof thequran.com


Once you know some of the Miracles and In shaa Allah feel closer to Allah SWT, you can start making some Du’a and talking to Him ♥
Please read the following blog post on how to make Du’a:
http://islam-for-girls.tumblr.com/post/64386622603/salaam-i-am-struggling-with-how-to-properly-make

Now it is for the Salah ♥ There are five a day ♥ and they come at very specific times and last for a certain amount of time only ♥

Fajr – Before Sunrise
Dhur – When the sun is highest in the sky
Asr – Late Afternoon
Magrib – Sunset
Esha – Nightime

Each prayer has a certain amount of Rakaat ♥ A Rakaat is a single up and down movement done with prayers being recited ♥

Fajr – 2
Dhur – 4
Asr – 4
Magrib – 3
Esha – 4


In order to make Salah and perform these Rakaats, you need to know some certain Quranic verses and chapters (short ones for now, you can always lengthen it if you wish) ♥ So if you want to start making Salah, you can start by learning these prayers from the Quran ♥

If it looks like too much, don’t worry Sister, start off slowly ♥ Try to put these prayers somewhere you can easily access them, and recite them as much as possible for protection, guidance and forgiveness ♥ The more you casually recite the verses, the quicker you will learn them ♥ in shaa Allah ♥

You pronunciation does not need to be perfect, as long as you understand what you saying, that is what is most important ♥


The Fatigha ♥
This is the opening Surah (Chapter) of the Quran, and it is what you recite at the beginning of each Rakaat ♥

Transliteration:
Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Al hamdu lillaahi rabbil ‘alameen
Ar-Rahman ar-Raheem Maaliki yaumid Deen
Iyyaaka na’abudu wa iyyaaka nasta’een
Ihdinas siraatal mustaqeem
Siraatal ladheena an ‘amta’ alaihim
Ghairil maghduubi’ alaihim waladaaleen
Aameen


Translation:
In the name of God, the infinitely Compassionate and Merciful.
Praise be to God, Lord of all the worlds.
The Compassionate, the Merciful. Ruler on the Day of Reckoning.
You alone do we worship, and You alone do we ask for help.
Guide us on the straight path,
the path of those who have received your grace;
not the path of those who have brought down wrath, nor of those who wander astray.
Amen


Al-Ikhlas (Purity)
This is a short Surah (Chapter number 112) which you can recite after the Fatigha, for one of the first two Rakaats only ♥

Transliteration:
Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Qul huwallaahu ahad
Allahus samad
Lam yalid wa lam yuulad
Wa lamyakun lahuuu kufuwan ahad


Translation:
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Say: He is Allah, the One.
He is Allah, the Eternal,
Who was never born, nor ever gave birth.
The One beyond compare.


An-Naas (Mankind)
This is a short Surah (Chapter number 114) which you can recite after the Fatigha, for one of the first two Rakaats only ♥

Transliteration:
Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Qul a’uudhi bi rabbin naas
Malikin naas
Ilaahin naas
Min sharril wawaasil khannas
Alladhee yuwaswisu fee suduurin naas
Minal Jinnati wa naas

Translation:
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Say: I take refuge in the Lord of mankind,
the Master of mankind,
the God of mankind,
from the evil of the secret tempter
who whispers in the hearts of men,
of the jinns and men.


Now to learn the movements and when to say those Dua’s:

You need to be facing the direction of the Qibla with wudu (ablution) and you need to be covered as prescribed, so that is everything except your face, hands and feet (from your ankles are veiled ♥
You need to be standing on mat which is clean and to be kept clean, for prayer in shaa Allah ♥
Please read the following link on how to make Wudu (ablution) ♥
http://www.wikihow.com/Perform-Wudu

If you are confused about in which direction the Qibla is, there are apps which you can download such as Salatuk, which use GPS to direct you what direction the Qibla is in and give reminders of the Salah times ♥ especially if there are no mosques around you ♥

Please read the following link on how to make Salah ♥ (it has pictures which is very helpful, ma shaa Allah):
http://www.wikihow.com/Perform-Salah


Aaytul Kursi ♥
This Du’a is a section of verses from the Quranic Chapter two, Surah Baqara ♥
This prayer you should recite frequently for protection, this prayer is not necessary for Salah though ♥

Transliteration:
Allahu laaa ilaaha illaa huwal haiyul qai-yoom;
laa taakhuzuhoo sinatunw wa laa nawm;
lahoo maa fissamaawaati wa maa fil ard;
man zallazee yashfa'u indahooo illaa be iznih;
ya'lamu maa baina aideehim wa maa khalfahum;
wa laa yuheetoona beshai ‘immin ‘ilmihee illa be maa shaaaa;
wasi'a kursiyyuhus samaa waati wal arda wa la ya'ooduho hifzuhumaa;
wa huwal aliyyul ‘azeem

Translation:
Allah! There is no god but He - the Living, The Self-subsisting, Eternal.
No slumber can seize Him Nor Sleep.
His are all things In the heavens and on earth.
Who is there can intercede In His presence except As he permitteth?
He knoweth What (appeareth to His creatures As) Before or After or Behind them.
Nor shall they compass Aught of his knowledge Except as He willeth.
His throne doth extend Over the heavens And on earth,
and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding And preserving them,
For He is the Most High. The Supreme (in glory).


Sister, I would just like to repeat that I have given you alot of information and I don’t want you to become overwhelmed by it, so take it at your pace in shaa Allah ♥

Start off with getting familiar with the prayers, by reciting them as much as possible ♥
Become familiar with the movements by imitating them, first without saying any prayers and then by simply saying the name of the prayer in the place where it should be in as you do the movements ♥

When you are ready to pray properly, do so ♥ The ideal is that you know the prayer off by heart and recite them from memory in Salah, but if in the beginning you need to read the prayers off from somewhere while making Salah, Allah SWT is Most-Merciful in shaa Allah ♥ 

If you need more help or are confused or too overwhelmed, please contact me over Tumblr chat or Kik (username: Merhmayd), or send me another question via the ask-box as this one; in shaa Allah ♥ Ameen ♥ Please just make reference that you are the one who sent this message, just so I know who I am talking to as this message is anonymous ♥ 

In shaa Allah all will be well with you, Sister ♥ Ameen 

♥♥ Ramadaan Mubarak ♥♥

THE WORD FOR 6/3
Nobody speaks of sin anymore. In fact, sin has almost disappeared from our vocabulary. We speak of sins as problems, issues, a sickness or it is someone else’s fault. But the Bible says very plainly that if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves. (1 John 1:8).
How serious is it? Paul said, “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). We sin because it’s our nature. And we sin by choice.
God is holy and He cannot coexist with sinful man. The cross is the only place that God will meet with mankind. The cross is the only place where both God’s mercy and God’s justice could meet. How can God be a God of love and a God of justice at the same time? How can holy, perfect God meet with sinful, rebellious man? Only at the cross Jesus Christ came, took our punishment, washed us clean with His precious blood and then He declared you and me righteous.
—  theqordfortheday

“Satan, on the contrary, is thin, ascetic and a fanatical devotee of logic. He reads Machiavelli, Ignatius of Loyola, Marx and Hegel; he is cold and unmerciful to mankind, out of a kind of mathematical mercifulness. He is damned always to do that which is most repugnant to him: to become a slaughterer, in order to abolish slaughtering, to sacrifice lambs so that no more lambs may be slaughtered, to whip people with knouts so that they may learn not to let themselves be whipped, to strip himself of every scruple in the name of a higher scrupulousness, and to challenge the hatred of mankind because of his love for it–an abstract and geometric love.”

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Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon

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Graphic - Nikolai Kalmakoff

He is waiting for you to return to Him

Don’t let your sins weigh you down. And don’t let them be the cause of you despairing from the mercy of Allah.

Know that Allah will always be there waiting for you with His infinite Mercy and forgiveness even if you slip and fall again and again.

In a hadith it is mentioned that Allah stretches out His hand during the day so that the sinners of the night can repent and He stretches His hand during the night so that the sinners of the day can repent. And Allah will continue to stretch His hand during the day and night until the sun rises from the west.

Subhanallah, how much more beautiful can that get?

He does not need anyone, He does not need our worship, His Greatness does not increase by the whole of mankind worshipping Him. And yet, this Allah is more happier when His servant, when the likes of you and i, make tawbah to Him than a man who found his lost camel.

The biggest blessing is that Allah is our Lord. Because wallahi, who has this much love? He has billions of angels praising Him and prostrating to Him day and night, and yet, He is happy when we repent to Him.

Is this not a Lord worthy of worship? Indeed He is.

So turn to Him. For He loves you and He loves to hear your voice. Even if you’ve never worshipped Allah your whole life but you just decided to turn to Him just this once, He will accept your repentence and surround you with His Mercy.

A beautiful hadith Qudsi:

“O My slave, if you came to Me with an earthload of sins, not associating any partners with Me, I will come to you with an earthload of forgiveness.”

[Tirmidhi]

anonymous asked:

what if islam is not the true religion? What's the most compelling piece of evidence that convinces you that Islam is true?

Well, the Qu'raan was sent down as a clear evidence to mankind…..

Let me explain…

The Qur'an introduces itself as the guidance for the worlds (3:96); and the manifest light (4:174).

According to Qur’an, Allah عز و جل has laid down solution of every human problem in the Qur’an very clearly. He says: “and We have revealed the Book to you explaining clearly everything (16:89).

Also He has described the Qur'an in these words: “ ……. a guidance for mankind and clear evidence of guidance and discrimination (between wrong)”. (2:185).

The Qur'an is, accordingly, a guidance, an evidence, a discrimination between right and wrong and a manifest light for the people to guide them to what is right and help them in all their needs. Is it imaginable that it would not guide them to what is right right in its own matter, while it is our most important need?

Again Allah عز و جل says: “And (as for) those who strive hard for Us, We will most certainly guide them onto Our ways”. (29:69). Which striving is greater than the striving to understand His Book? And which way is more straight than the Qur'an?

“Lo! this Qur’an guides to that which is most upright”. (17:9)

The Qur’an is a book which, by sound reasoning, bestows insight upon mankind. It shows the right path to mankind by giving the accounts of the Prophets and the nations. It motivates us through parables, exhortations and admonitions.

“Such are some of the stories of the unseen, which We have revealed unto you, before this neither you nor your people knew them. So persevere patiently, for the end is for those who are righteous”. (11:49).

Allah عز و جل describes its other function as the presentation of the Prophetic mission, which is aimed at guidance of humanity, by delivering it from darkness and leading it towards light:

“A Book We have sent down to you so that you may bring forth mankind from the darkness into the light……”. (14:1)

What is the meaning of darkness mentioned in the above ayah? Without doubt the darkness of ignorance is one of the vices from which the Qur'an emancipates (frees) humanity and leads it towards the light of knowledge and wisdom. However, if merely ignorance were regarded as darkness, then the philosophers could have accomplished this job.

But there exist other evils more dangerous than the vice of ignorance, and to subdue them is beyond the power of sheer human knowledge. Among them are the vices of worship of material benefits, egoism, enslavement to desires, and greed, which are considered to be personal and moral vices. Social vices like oppression and discrimination manifest the spiritual darkness of a society.

In Arabic, the word dhulm (injustice and oppression) is derived from the same root as dhulmah (darkness), which shows that injustice is a form of social and spiritual darkness. To struggle against such forms of darkness is the responsibility and mission of the Qur'an and other heavenly books. For example, addressing Prophet Musa عليه السلام, the Qur'an says:

“That you may bring forth your people from the darkness into the light …” (14:5).

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In other places, the Qur’an is described by Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى as:

“This is the book, in it is guidance for sure without doubt, to those who fear Allah”. (2:2)

“They are invited to the book of Allah to settle their dispute”. (3:23)

“We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) in truth so that you might judge between men as guided by Allah”. (4:105).

“And this is a book which We have revealed as a blessing, so follow it and be righteous, that you may receive mercy”. (6:155).

“A book revealed unto you, so that your heart be not in any difficulty on that account, (so that) with it you may warn (the sinful) and teach the believers”. (7:2).

“This Qur’an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah, on the contrary it is a confirmation of (revelations) that were sent before it, and a full explanation of the book, wherein there is not doubt from the Lord of the worlds”. (10:37)

“And We sent down the book to you for the express purpose that you should make clear to them those things in which they differ, and so that it should be a guide and mercy to those who believe”. (16:64).

“We have revealed for you (O men) a book in which there is a message for you, will you then not understand”. (21:10).

“These are the verses of the book that make things clear”. (26:2).

“… A book which We have sent down unto you with full of blessings so that they may meditate on its signs and that man of understanding may receive admonition”. (38:29).

“Verily We have revealed the book to you in truth for instructing mankind. He that receives guidance benefits his own soul, but he that strays injures his own soul”. (39:41).

I find it hard to believe that anybody could deny such a clear evidence as the Qur'an. Hope this helps.

Day 12 - Gheebah, the disease of the Soul

Gheebah (backbiting, gossip) occurs when a person mentions the faults of a Muslim brother/sister in their absence.

“… neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is the One Who forgives and accepts repentance, Most Merciful” [49:12]

Gheebah is one of the most vile sins, yet the most widely spread amongst mankind; in which very few will be free from. It is a sin even greater than zina (adultery). When you commit adultery, you can repent to Allah (swt) and He will forgive you. However, when you commit gheebah, Allah (swt) can not forgive you, until the victim forgives you first. Allah (swt) can forgive you the sins that have affected your life, but he can not forgive you for the hurt you have caused to another. 

Not only is it a sin to backbite, it is also equally a sin to listen to it. When you are amongst one who is backbiting, refrain from expressing forms of amazement that would encourage the backbiter to continue. Such as, “Astaghfirullah!” or “I didn’t know he would do such a thing!” The Prophet ﷺ said: “whoever does a favour to his brother by refuting his backbiting upon hearing it in a gathering, God shall save him from a thousand kinds of evils in this world and in the Hereafter. And if he does not do so despite his ability to refute it, on him shall be the burden of one who commits his backbiting seventy times.” [Al-Hurr al-`Amili, Wasa'il al-Shi`ah, vol. 8, hadith no. 16316] 

Gheebah will also nullify your fast during Ramadan. In other words, when you are fasting refrain from talking about others and focus on purifying your soul. Remember that fasting is not just from food, but also from gossiping, lying, swearing, and any other bad habits.

The only situations in which it is allowed to speak about the faults of another person. 

  • to protect Muslims from the evil of another person, including situations where one is asked to vouch for the integrity of a marriage prospect
  • when the person being talked about does not conceal his violations of Divine commands
  • to describe any fault of a patient before a physician for purposes of treatment
  • criticism about a narrator of traditions (hadith).

anonymous asked:

It is people like you that try to keep society in the dark ages.

Jesus suffered and died for the darkness and sin of humanity, and defeated death on the cross and pours out his unlimited grace and mercy upon unworthy mankind. He heals the sick, the disturbed, emotional wounds, our brokenness and despair, gives us unfathomable hope now and for eternity….sounds like I’m leading others to the light….not darkness….do you have better enlightenment than this? What arrogance! 😂

The Dua of the Prophet Muḥammad (ﷺ) and Jibrīl (عليه السلام)


“So many chances for forgiveness and attaining the high rank, that the mercy of mankind the Prophet (ﷺ), Raḥmatal-lil-‘Āalamīn and Rūhil-Quds Jibrīl (عليه السلام) made duʿāʾ on one who misses out on this opportunity.

It was narrated from Abū Hurayrah – Allāh be pleased with him – said in an authentic ḥadīth, that the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) ascended the minbar and said: ‘‘Āmīn, ‘Āmīn, ‘Āmīn.’ It was said to him, ‘O Messenger of Allāh, why did you do that?’ He said, ‘ Jibrīl said to me, ‘May Allāh rub his nose in the dust, that person who Ramaḍān comes and his sins are not forgiven,’ and I said, ‘‘Āmīn’. Then he said, ‘May Allāh rub his nose in the dust, that person who lives to see his parents grow old, one or both of them, but he does not enter Paradise,’ and I said, ‘‘Āmīn’. Then he said, ‘May Allāh rub his nose in the dust, that person in whose presence you are mentioned and he does not send blessings upon you,’ and I said, ‘‘Āmīn.’” - al-Tirmidhī (3545)

Shaykh Aḥmad Mūsā Jibrīl, Gems of Ramaḍān (Shackle Your Inclinations)

Title: Blade Runner: Neon Lights

Rating: T for violence related to guns

A/N: For Day Four: Modern AU, hosted by @bodhirookweek. A Bodhi Rook Alternate Universe Story: In a dying world there is only one truth about mankind: what rules your heart versus what rules your head. As a Blade Runner Bodhi Rook is caught in the tangled in-between.

Okay, so I might have taken some liberties with the concept for this day. I mean it IS modern, just sci-fi future modern. *cough*

London, December 2019:


No remorse. No mercy. That was what he had been trained in; it was what he kept repeating as the red bead lined up on the back of the fleeing woman. To everyone else she was completely ordinary, pretty blue eyes and a pile of dark auburn hair accented by a streak of red lipstick dressed in the high fashion of the era. It was all shoulder pads now and fitted suits and fur coats with high collars. She was no exception to that rule. He could see the soft pile ruffling in the slight breeze permeated by rain; it hid her neck up to her hairline and ears despite the moisture matting it down slightly. All around the neon lights of the city glowed dimly and figures rushed by, trying to not be involved in anything other than surviving each moment.

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In the incarnation, the Son of God did not take upon Himself the body of pre-fall mankind; rather He took a body that, though untainted by sin, was subject to all the terrible consequences of our fallen race. As a man He was subject to the same limitations, frailties, afflictions, and anguish of fallen humanity.
—  Paul Washer
The Huntress - 13

Chapter 13

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“With leather worn and sword unsheathed stands the fallen child of the angels; the huntress of the deep.” - willowing-love

Pairing: Castiel x Nephilim!Reader

Warning: This will be another one of my adventure fics. This series will contain FLUFF, ANGST and SMUT (at some point. I am not a smut writer, but this fic calls for it). All nsfw chapters will be tagged. It will also contain strong language, physical violence, blood, gore, violent visions, and pain. If any of this would be triggering for you, then you can check out my masterlist for some slightly less angsty oneshots and drabbles instead.

Word Count: 5,951

WARNING: Physical pain, blood and gore

@perseusandmedusa whispered ‘Castiel x Nephilim!Reader’ in my ear and THIS happened. Enochian translations at the end.

THE MELODY OF INSPIRATION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2lf_vyK8fw  

(Just in case the links start working…)

Prologue  Chapter 1  Chapter 2   Chapter 3  

Chapter 4  Chapter 5   Chapter 6  Chapter 7  

Chapter 8  Chapter 9  Chapter 10  

Chapter 11  Chapter 12  Chapter 13

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You turned around to see an angel with sandy blonde hair, wearing a gray suit and grimacing at the sight of you. Castiel kept his grip tight on your shoulder and pulled you back to move in front of you, shifting to stand in between you and the other angel as he released your shoulder.

“Castiel, I should have known that you would be the one to try to protect something so tainted.” he spat.

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There was once a tiny fishing village on the Waking Sea that was set upon by the Tevinter Imperium, which enslaved the villagers to be sold in the markets of Minrathous, leaving behind only the old and the infirm. One of the captives was the child Andraste.

She was raised in slavery in a foreign land. She escaped, then made the long and treacherous journey back to her homeland alone. She rose from nothing to be the wife of an Alamarri warlord.

Each day she sang to the gods, asking them to help her people who remained slaves in Tevinter. The false gods of the mountains and the winds did not answer her, but the true god did.

The Maker spoke. He showed her all the works of His hands: the Fade, the world, and all the creatures therein. He showed her how men had forgotten Him, lavishing devotion upon mute idols and demons, and how He had left them to their fate. But her voice had reached Him, and so captivated Him that He offered her a place at His side, that she might rule all of creation.

But Andraste would not forsake her people.

She begged the Maker to return, to save His children from the cruelty of the Imperium. Reluctantly, the Maker agreed to give man another chance.

Andraste went back to her husband, Maferath, and told him all that the Maker had revealed to her. Together, they rallied the Alamarri and marched forth against the mage-lords of the Imperium, and the Maker was with them.

The Maker’s sword was creation itself: fire and flood, famine and earthquake. Everywhere they went, Andraste sang to the people of the Maker, and they heard her. The ranks of Andraste’s followers grew until they were a vast tide washing over the Imperium. And when Maferath saw that the people loved Andraste and not him, a worm grew within his heart, gnawing upon it.

At last, the armies of Andraste and Maferath stood before the very gates of Minrathous, but Andraste was not with them.

For Maferath had schemed in secret to hand Andraste over to the Tevinter. For this, the archon would give Maferath all the lands to the south of the Waking Sea.

And so, before all the armies of the Alamarri and of Tevinter, Andraste was tied to a stake and burned while her earthly husband turned his armies aside and did nothing, for his heart had been devoured. But as he watched the pyre, the archon softened. He took pity on Andraste, and drew his sword, and granted her the mercy of a quick death.

The Maker wept for His Beloved, cursed Maferath, cursed mankind for their betrayal, and turned once again from creation, taking only Andraste with him. And Our Lady sits still at his side, where she still urges Him to take pity on His children.

–From The Sermons of Justinia II.

It’s not every day that you find yourself on a foreign planet, at the mercy of a star straight out of a science fiction novel, surrounded by strange plants and fauna that make the reality of how far from home you are seem that much more real. Unless, of course, you’re on an exploratory mission for the good of mankind and have actually been on said planet for more days than you care to count. Especially given that, you know, in Happy’s case he actually kind of preferred this space adventure to Earth. Too many people on Earth, too much polution, way too big a focus on capitalism. Which leads to, of course - “So, when’re we gonna ditch the Claytonians?“

20 reasons why I love Superman

In order to celebrate Superman Day today, June 12th, I decided to share with all of you a list of 20 reasons why I love Superman.

But before I start I must say that the order displayed here does not mean any type of preference. I love everything about Supes. Therefore, these 20 reasons are parts of a whole.

So let’s go…

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Boom.

I know what you feel. 

Makes you feel guilty, on how much indifferent we are on making our du’a.
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Indeed, countless times we ask of Him for things that would give us temporary happiness, but we barely ask for such du’a as above.

We are too deluded with the presence of this dunya that we tend to forget the permanent abode, the Hereafter.

Do you not fear the day you’ll stand before Him with all these sins you have?

Do you not fear the day you’ll stand before Him not being able to answer any of His questions?

Do you not fear the day when there will be no Light except the Light of the Qur’an, and how much of your day do you spend with the Qur’an?

Do you not fear the day when everyone else will leave and it will only be you with the questioning of the angels!?

O You, who calls himself a Muslim, do you not fear the day Death will approach you!?


Are you prepared enough to meet Allah in this condition of yours right now? Drowning with sins, Ungrateful heart, A soul that does not repent! 

You are in the blessed month of Ramadhan! Allahu’akbar! You are given this beautiful gift of being showered upon forgiveness upon forgiveness yet your soul do not take heed! 

How can you just heart the adhan with the excitement to just take pictures to put on instagram and say “iftar day1″ without even minding making dua?

How can you just go on saying “i’m fasting” but all you think is what time will be iftar, without even reflecting on how the fasting disciplines yourself.

How can you just let the people pass by you as they go to the masjid to pray taraweeh while you just stay where you are checking your twitter news feed or liking statuses on your facebook?


How can you be so unmindful of your ibadah!?

Remember the Sahabah RA would spend the rest of the year just to prepare for this blessed month, and how countless times would they make du’a that they reach the blessed month of Ramadhan!

There are millions of Muslim people who made du’a to reach this blessed month of Ramadhan, you might not be even one who desired to approach this blessed month, but you are here

Allah chose that you reach this beautiful month of abundant mercy, but look what you are doing? 

Wallah, I leave this blog with a question taken from the Qur’an on surah Infitar, verses 6-7:

“O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous,Who created you, proportioned you, and balanced you?”

Now, ponder hard.

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And we pray that Allah helps us on making the most out of this Ramadhan and that through it we find ourselves getting closer to Him each passing day. May He forgive us all and accept our good deeds! Amin

Zohayma


Satan, on the contrary, is thin, ascetic and a fanatical devotee of logic. He reads Machiavelli, Ignatius of Loyola, Marx and Hegel; he is cold and unmerciful to mankind, out of a kind of mathematical mercifulness. He is damned always to do that which is most repugnant to him: to become a slaughterer, in order to abolish slaughtering, to sacrifice lambs so that no more lambs may be slaughtered, to whip people with knouts so that they may learn not to let themselves be whipped, to strip himself of every scruple in the name of a higher scrupulousness, and to challenge the hatred of mankind because of his love for it–an abstract and geometric love.
—  Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon
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“Matters came to a head when Degwin Zabi decided he would no longer be at the mercy of unilateral decisions made by a distant Earth Federation. Rallying the colonists of Zeon around him, he organized an independent military force and decided to resist by force. And thus mankind slid into it’s first war in space.”

from Mobile Suit Gundam: Awakening; by Yoshiyuki Tomino

And He gave you from all you asked of Him. And if you should count the favor of Allah , you could not enumerate them. Indeed, mankind is [generally] most unjust and ungrateful.
—  [Al-Qur`aan (Surat (14) ‘Ibrahim (Verse #34)]

I just read the intro to a new fic on AO3 and it was so accurate that I had to stop for a second and quote the whole paragraph:

“The message the show gave is that Ward was unredeemable, so the only epilogue possible for him was death; that he was bound to the unfair destiny of a person whose moral and psychological infrastructure had been ruined, self esteem and mental sanity destroyed by childhood abuse and brainwashing; that he could only transform from the victim to the perpetrator; that he didn’t deserve a second chance, or mercy, or forgiveness, or absolution; that nobody cared, nobody helped even when he tried, with difficulty, to become better: on the contrary, he deserved only to be pushed even deeper into the abyss.

By whom?

By Coulson, the “second chance my ass” man.
By Skye: a girl so sensitive and caring and emotionally rich! Do you remember her? …You can’t? Me neither.
By Shield: the protector of both mankind and every single man! … Where? When? I don’t know.”

quoted for truth