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If the first inward thought is not warded off, it will generate a desire, then the desire will generate a wish, and the wish will generate an intention, and the intention will generate the action, and the action will result in ruin and divine wrath. So evil must be cut off at its root, which is when it is simply a thought that crosses the mind, from which all the other things follow on.
—  Imam al-Ghazali (rahimullah)

May Allaah bless you -  بارك الله فيك (Baarak Allaahu Feek)

  • To Group: Baarak’Allaahu feekum (reply to group: wa feekum Baarak’Allaah)
  • To Female: Baarak’Allaahu feeki (replying to female: wa feeki Baarak’Allaah)
  • To Male: Baarak’Allaahu feek (replying to male: wa feek Baarak’Allaah)

Sayeda Zainab al-Kubra (sa) is the granddaughter of the Holy Prophet (sawa) and the daughter of Imam Ali (as) and Sayeda Fatima Zahra (sa). Just like her mother, Zainab is one of the greatest women in Islamic history renowned for her brave and heroic stance against the tyrant Yazid (la) after the battle of Karbala. She was brave, intelligent, eloquent and modest; among her titles are Aqilah - the one who is knowledgeable without being taught and Umm Masaib - the mother of sorrows. 

She had the virtues of her grandmother Sayeda Khadija al-Kubra (sa)

⚪️ The Holy Prophet (sawa) said “Her name is Zainab (sa), do respect her as she is similar to Sayeda Khadija (sa) in merits.”

(Riyaheen ush Shariyah v3 p.38)

Jibreel (as) related the events of Sayeda Zainab’s (sa) life to the Holy Prophet (sawa)

⚪️ Jibreel (as) told the Holy Prophet (sawa) “O Messenger of Allah! From the early phase of her life, this infant girl will remain involved in tribulations and trails in this world.” 

(Namune Sabr Zainab p.22) 

⚪️ The Holy Prophet (sawa) told Fatima Zahra (sa) “My dear child! This child of mine, Zainab (sa), would face a thousand and one calamities and hardships in Karbala.”

(Tiraz al Mazhab Dar Ehwale Zainab p.38)

She showed eloquence and love of Allah (swt) from an early age:

⚪️ One day Sayeda Zainab (sa) was sitting on the lap of Imam Ali (as). She turned to her father and said “do you love me?”

Imam Ali (as) replied “Of course! My daughter, I love you because you are the fruit of my heart.”

Then Sayeda Zainab (sa) said “O father! Love is exclusively for Allah (swt) while it is kindness which is for us.”

Hearing this reply, Imam Ali (as) smiled and embraced his daughter.

(Zainab al Kubra p.53/ Majmua ar-Rasail/ Mustadrak ul Wasail/ Masabeeh ul Qulub)

The opinion of her husband Abdullah ibn Ja’far At-Tayyar (ra):

⚪️ Abdullah ibn Jaf’ar At-Tayyar said “Zainab (sa) is the ideal wife.”

(Sayedatun Zainab p.22)

She was devoted in her worship to Allah (swt):

⚪️ Imam Zainulabedin (as) said “My aunt Zainab (sa) never ignored Nafil Salat at night during our journey of trials and tribulations from Karbala to Syria. At one stopover I saw her offering Fard Salat in a sitting position. The reason was due to weakness because she had presented her part of food to the children for 3 days continuously.”

(Khasais al Zaynabiyyah)

She was patient through the extreme trails of Karbala and Sham through her foresight:

⚪️ Sayeda Zainab (sa) said to Imam Zainulabedin (as) “Nephew! Beyond this tragedy is a philosophy. Our grandfather has said that at this place where the body of Hussain (as) lies, devotees of Hussain (as) will perform Tawaf around his grave. In the near future this place will turn into the Kaaba of the Mukhliseen.”

(Tarikh al Rasul wal Mulook/ Bihar al-Anwar v45 p.179/ Hamasah Hussaini p.334)

Assalaamu ‘Alaykum (السلام عليكم)

  • A greeting/supplication said upon meeting a Muslim.

Assalaamu ‘Alaykum wa rahmatullaah wa barakaatuh (السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته)

  • A greeting to a Muslim with additional supplications.
  • Translation: May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allaah be upon you.

anonymous asked:

What advice would you give a college aged lesbian who's considering converting to Islam? It all feels so overwhelming and I don't know where to even start, not to mention I don't want to offend anyone.

Get to know Islam, read the Qur'an, learn what Islam is all about.

Remember that everyone has different interpretations and one line in the Qur'an can be perceived in hundreds of different ways by different people so I suggest you read it yourself and try to understand the religion yourself and find out what it means to you. Especially as a lesbian, you’ll hear so many people tell you that being gay is unlawful/haram because of some allegory they supposedly read in the Qur'an when in fact it’s just their homophobic and bigoted interpretations that deducted it in that way.

If you do decide to convert, what you should always keep in mind is you shouldn’t dress in a certain way or celebrate a certain thing because you want to be recognized as a Muslim by other people, you should do it because of your love for God. Islam is not about praying 5 times a day/wearing a hijab/etc, Islam is about your relationship with Allah SWT

All in all, Im wishing you the best of luck, you have my support! ❤️

Here are some pretty great posts filled with resources and tips that could help: 

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Rajab 💜 ☪


. The Holy Prophet () said ❝Rajab is the great month of Allah (ﷻ). No other month equals it in sanctity and merit. During this month fighting against the infidels is prohibited. Indeed Rajab is the month of Allah, Shaban is my month and Ramadan is the month of my Ummah. Surely whoever fasts one day in Rajab secures Allah’s greatest pleasure, distances himself from the wrath of Allah and one gate of Hell is closed for him.❞

 

. Imam Kazim (عليه السلام) said ❝For those who fast a day in Rajab, the fire of Hell recedes from them a distance of one year walking and whoever fasts for three days in Rajab is certain to enter Paradise.❞


. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝ Rajab is the month of forgiveness therefore seek much forgiveness during this month.❞

 

. Imam Kazim (عليه السلام) said ❝Rajab is a river in Paradise which is whiter than milk and sweeter than honey. Whoever fasts one day in Rajab will be given a drink from this river.❞

 

. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝Allah (ﷻ)has exalted the month of Rajab and given it a stupendous sanctity taking it upon Himself to honour those who fast it. Whoever fasts a single day of the latter part of Rajab will be saved from the severity of the throes of death, from the horrors encountered after death and the torment of the grave. Whoever fasts two days of the latter part of Rajab will cross over the Sirat (bridge) with ease and whoever fasts for three days will be secure from the terrors and calamities of the Day of greatest terror and will be given immunity from Hell.

 

. The Holy Prophet () said ❝Whoever recites ‘la ilaha il Allah’ 1000 times during the month of Rajab, Almighty Allah (ﷻ) will decide for them 100,000 rewards and award them 100 houses in Paradise.❞


. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝Whoever recites Surah al-Ikhlas 100 times on a Friday in Rajab will be given such a light that they will enter Paradise.


📓 All hadiths taken from Mafatih al-Jinan


📆 Important events in Rajab:

1st Rajab: Birth of Imam Baqir (عليه السلام)

3rd Rajab: Martyrdom of Imam Hadi (عليه السلام)

10th Rajab: Birth of Imam Jawad (عليه السلام)

13th Rajab: Birth of Imam Ameerulmumineen (عليه السلام)

15th Rajab: Martyrdom of Lady Zainab al-Kubra (سلام الله علیها)

20th Rajab: Birth of Lady Sakina bint Hussain (سلام الله علیها)

24th Rajab: Birth of Hazrat Ali al-Asghar (عليه السلام)

25th Rajab: Martyrdom of Imam Kazim (عليه السلام)

26th Rajab: Death of Hazrat Abu Talib ( رحمه الله)

27th Rajab: Miraj and the beginning of the prophethood of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

28th Rajab: Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) and his caravan leave Medina

theguardian.com
Moonlight's Mahershala Ali: anti-Islam prejudice 'not a shock' if you have grown up black
Oscar-nominated Muslim actor reveals additional discrimination he has faced since converting to Islam in 1999
By Andrew Pulver

“If you convert to Islam after a couple of decades of being a black man in the US, the discrimination you receive as a Muslim doesn’t feel like a shock. I’ve been pulled over, asked where my gun is, asked if I’m a pimp, had my car pulled apart. Muslims will feel like there’s this new discrimination that they hadn’t received before – but it’s not new for us.

[…]

My wife stopped wrapping [wearing a headscarf] in New York … as she had so many bad experiences. She didn’t feel safe anymore”

Ali said an airport worker had let slip he was on an FBI watchlist after 9/11 and that his accountant told him “his name had been flagged” when he tried to rent a property and discovered his funds had been frozen.

Wa ‘alaykum assalaam (وَعَلَيْكُم السَّلَام)

  • The response to assalaamu ‘alaykum (السلام عليكم) .
  • Translation: And may peace be upon you. 

Wa’alaykum assalaam wa rahmatullaah wa barakaatuh (وعليكم السلام و رحمة الله و بركاته)

  • A lengthier response to assalaamu ‘alaykum (السلام عليكم)
  • Translation: And may the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allaah be upon you.
SALAH WITH VIDEOS

Lately there have been a lot of anons asking about memorizing surahs for salah (prayer). A sister (may Allah reward her) sent me these links as a recommendation of how to learn to memorize prayer and surahs.

SALAT VIDEOS

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The last Jews of Albania (1991)

  • holiday celebrated at the Vituli home in Albania 
  • Priptik near the graves of Jews in Tirana
  • Kolonomus, an Albanian Jewish woman who converted to Islam, displays pictures of her sister who lives in Haifa
  • Josef Jakoel holds a Hebrew document of Albanian Jews 
  • family at Tirana airport en route to Israel 
  • wearingin a “talit” - prayer shawl - in Tirana
  • A representative of the Ministry of Tourism helps Riketa Jomtov uncover the grave of a Jew in Vlora 
  • family saying goodbye to their neighbors as they leave Tirana for Israel 
Prayers (or Salah | صلاة )

Note: Rakat/Rakah ( ركعة‎‎) refers to the number of movements (standing/kneeling/sitting) that happens in the prayer. Rakat is plural and rakah is the singular.

Fajr  |  صلاة الفجر

  • “Dawn Prayer”
  • Fard (required) = 2 rakat
  • Sunnah (extra) = 2 rakat before or after

Dhuhr  |  صلاة الظهر

  • “Noon Prayer”
  • Fard = 4 rakat
  • Sunnah = 4 rakat usually before the fard

Asr  |  صلاة العصر

  • “Afternoon Prayer”
  • Fard = 4 rakat
  • Sunnah = 4 rakat after

Maghrib  |  صلاة المغرب

  • “West Prayer” (when sun sets)
  • Fard = 3 rakat
  • Sunnah = 2 rakat before and/or after

Isha  |  صلاة العشاء

  • “Night Prayer”
  • Fard = 4 rakat
  • Sunnah = 2 rakat after

  Taraweeh  |  تراويح‎‎

  • Special night prayers held at the masjid (mosque) throughout Ramadan
  • Held after Isha prayer
  • Prayed in two rakat
  • Rakat are normally an 8 or 20
  • Often used to recite the entire Quran
Looking for sisters

Assalaam aleykoum dear sisters. Recently, I’ve converted to Islam, alhamdullilah. I would love to meet more sisters. Please like or reblog this message so I can contact you, jazakallah khair <3. 

Seeing that it’s Muslim Women’s Day, it’s worth sharing the stories of Emily Assami, Mary Kennedy, and Amatullah Bantley.

They are three sisters who converted to Islam, dedicates a great deal of time to learn Arabic, and then provided us with the Sahih International meaning of the Qur'an.

There are a great deal of sisters who’ve done things that has brought a great benefit to the Ummah, and are largely unknown. Worth pointing out their accomplishments.

I know I’m late but i want to celebrate the first ever Muslim Women’s Day!!

Give Muslim women the opportunities and platforms to express ourselves. We are not the oppressed or submissive women that the media portrays. We are women with dreams, passions, families, friends, hobbies, jobs and ambitions. We come from all backgrounds and parts of the world. We cannot be defined by one blanket statement. ✌️✌🏻✌🏼✌🏽✌🏾✌🏿