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Things to do in pursuit of happiness

• Wake up for Tahajjud prayers at least once a week.
• Fast on Mondays and Thursdays. And the white days every month.
• Spread salaam to those whom you know and those who you don’t know. The full salaam.
• Send peace and blessings upon the prophet Muhammad, everyday. Salla Allaahu ‘alayhi wassalam.
• Read the morning and evening and sleep adhkaar every day without fail.
• Read at least one page of the Qur-aan with the translation a day. Gradually increase.
• Dedicate at least 20 minutes a day to read from tafseer Ibn Kathir. Take notes.
• Aim to memorise the Qur-aan. Make the intention and set realistic goals.
• Have the Qur-aan or a beneficial tape playing anytime you can. When you’re getting ready in the morning… Brushing your teeth, washing your face, eating your breakfast, driving, cooking… Etc.
• At least 15 mins a day to listen and FOCUS on an Islamic reminder/audio. Or read out of an Islamic book. Take notes.
• Lower your gaze.
• Don’t talk to opposite gender without reason.
• Try to pray as soon as the time has been called.
• Pray the sunnah prayers.
• Do the adkhaar after each prayer. Astaghfirullaah. Alhamdulillaah. SubhaanAllaah. Allaahu akbar. Ayaatul kursi. Du'aa.
• Kiss your parents. Hug your parents. Smile at your parents. Serve your parents. Be kind, be kind, be kind.
• Give small gifts.
• Smile to people and say hello.
• Tell people you love them.
• Keep in regular touch with your relatives, even if its through a text.
• Give bottles of water to strangers on a hot day.
• Give glasses of water to those close to you on a hot day. And a normal day.
• Hold the door open for people.
• Offer the seat you have to someone.
• Make genuine du'aa for those you think of, those who ask you to, and those who you you say you will to.
• Think of your brothers and sisters around the world, the situations they’re in and pray for them.
• Attend the masjid regularly for prayer and talks. Think of the angels surrounding you and supplicating for you.
• Treat people according to your manners and values, not theirs.
• Eat your greens. Exercise. Brush your teeth. Brush your hair. Shower. Exfoliate. Moisturise your skin. Wear clean clothes.
• Know you can’t please everyone. And forgive the mean ones.
• Do it all for His sake.
• Beg for jannatul firdous. Beg for jannatul firdous. Beg for jannatul firdous.

You will fall again and again. It’s in your nature. Just don’t stop getting up. Keep struggling and striving till you get there. Because eventually, by His will, you will.

If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out
Cat Stevens

the 60 day song challenge:

day 29 - a song with good advice in the lyrics

If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out by Cat Stevens

Well if you want to say yes, say yes.
And if you want to say no, say no.
‘Cause there’s a million ways to go.
You know that there are.

There is a brother in need of help with personals and some food. His homeless and im going to the market with him. Im trying to Raise $150 for him. Whoever wants to donate plz do so. No Amount is too small. Please spread this (even if you can’t personally donate), but if you can then please donate via paypal to

anonymous asked:

do you have any suggestions for arabic learning material that is mainly audio based? i find i learn better that way. i've done one program called Language Transfer that was great but there were only 38 lessons :(

Hello anon!

I would like to link you to this great Arabic app master list made by @wonderful-language-sounds and to this Arabic language master post  made by @boddirook . They both have interesting Arabic learning sites and apps and I think they can be helpful.

In addition to these master lists, I prepared a list Arabic Audio books and the books that are being read. 

I. Children stories

The magical lemons [book/ audio book]

The sleeping beauty [book/ audio book]

King Adel [book/ audio book]

The magical mirror [book/ audio book]

The marvelous lighter [book/ audio book]

The girl and the lion [book/ audio book]

In the Island of light [book/ audio book]

II. International stories (translated into Arabic)

Great Expectations- Charles Dickens [ audio]

Oliver twist- Charles Dickens [book / audio]

A tale of two cities - Charles Dickens [audio]

A doll’s house- Henrik Ibsen [audio]

The country of the blind -  H. G. Wells

[audio part 1/ audio part 2/ audio part 3]

III. Arabic books

A Thousand and one nights (playlist) [audio]

Al-sawad yaleeq bik (Black suits you)- by Ahlam Mstaghanmi [book/ audio book]

Men in the sun- Ghassan Kanafani [book / audio]

“Man of the impossible” series by Dr. Nabeel Faruq [books/ audio files]

Soft hands by Ihsan Abdul Quddoos [book/ audio file]

The Prophet by Khalil Jibran [book/ audio book]

The Tortured of Modern Conscience  - Taha Hussein [book/ audio]

Don’t be sad - Aed Al Qarni (Islamic book) [book/ audio file]

IV.Other sources for Arabic audio books :

- Al Kitab al masmou’ website [link]

-Book stream website [link]

-Ask booky : a wide range of Arabic audio books [link]

-Arabic audio books : can purchase audio books online [link]

-Aluka network : has Arabic grammar books, and Islamic references [link]

I hope this answered your question. If you need any help looking for a specific book or audio book please let me know!

Surah Al Qadr
Muhammad Siddiq Al-Minshawī (رحمه الله)
Surah Al Qadr

Sūrah Al Qadr – سورة القدر

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ

1. Verily! We have sent it (this Qur'ān) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree)

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ

2. And what will make you know what the night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is?

لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ

3. The night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allah in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months).

تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمْرٍ

4. Therein descend the angels and the Ruh [Jibrīl (Gabriel)] by Allāh’s Permission with all Decrees,

سَلَامٌ هِيَ حَتَّىٰ مَطْلَعِ الْفَجْرِ

5. Peace! (All that night, there is Peace and Goodness from Allāh to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn.

[Translation by Dr. Muhammad Taqī-ud-Dīn Al-Hilālī, Ph.D. & Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khān]

The attack on a largely Latino crowd at a gay nightclub in Orlando by a Muslim American mass shooter has meant different things to different people. The devastation cuts across many facets of culture, identity and community.

We wanted to speak to people who might be feeling this most acutely — folks who belong to the LGBTQ and Latino communities that were disproportionately affected, folks who shared the shooter’s Muslim background, and people whose identities fall somewhere in both camps.

How LGBTQ People Of Color Are Dealing With Orlando: Code Switch Podcast, Episode 4

Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

A Righteous Women is an Example for Her Children

By Shaykh Saalih ibn Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)

The Uprightness of a Woman

A woman first and foremost needs to be righteous herself, so that she can be a good example for her daughters.

How can a woman become upright? Every woman must realize that only through knowledge can she become upright, and here I am referring to religious knowledge that she can learn from books - if that is possible for her - or from the tongues of scholars, regardless of whether those scholars are men or women.

In these times, it has become very easy for women to learn knowledge directly from the mouths of scholars through audio cassettes, for Islamic audio cassettes Alhamdulillah now represent an important means of enlightening and educating society. Hence, a woman needs knowledge to become upright, for there is no such thing as uprightness without knowledge.

Sound Training of Children

A woman should train her children properly, for her children represent the men and women of the future. In the earliest stages of their development, it is the mothers that human beings learn from. If she is a good mother, good in her manners and dealings and good in the way she brings up her children, then those children will take after her and contribute positively to the betterment of society.

Every mother, then, must dedicate herself to training her children, and if she cannot undertake their training on her own, then their father or another guardian – for example, a brother or uncle, if their father is dead – should help her to raise them.

A woman should not yield to difficult circumstances, feeling that she cannot change her situation or her family’s situation for the better. A bad situation needs to be changed and a good situation needs to be improved. When the Prophet (ﷺ) was sent to a Nation whose people worshipped idols, severed the ties of relations, and wronged one another, he (ﷺ) did not submit to their situation; in fact, Allah did not permit him to give up and yield to the prevailing conditions. Allah said to him:

فَاصْدَعْ بِمَا تُؤْمَرُ وَأَعْرِضْ عَنِ الْمُشْرِكِينَ

Therefore proclaim openly (Allah’s Message – Islamic Monotheism) that which you are commanded, and turn away from Al-Mushrihun (polytheists, idolaters and disbelievers).

(Qur’an – Surah Al Hijr, 15:94)

[Source: Excerpt from The Islamic Awakening, by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, pg. 223 and pg 229. Compiled by his student Abu Anas Ali ibn Husayn Abu Lauz]

Poetry Slams & Hip Hop Battles & its Relationship to Jahiliyyah
Moosaa Richardson
Poetry Slams & Hip Hop Battles & its Relationship to Jahiliyyah

Short benefit: the similarity between the poetry from the Days of Ignorance (Jahiliyyah) and the modern-day hip hop freestyle battles and poetry slam competitions:

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"I can read Arabic."
Zayn Malik
"I can read Arabic."

Interviewer: “Zayn, how does your Muslim background influence your career and can you speak any Arabic?”

Zayn: “Uhm, I can read Arabic. Uhm, and I wouldn’t say its had any direct influence on my career, uhm,  in any way it hasn’t really gotten in the way, just you know, if I was following a different religion, it wouldn’t affect this either.”

[september 2012; taken from an interview from the this is us movie prem.]

my baBY


anonymous asked:

Salam :) would you mind sharing some good links of beneficial videos to watch during Ramadan? I want ways to keep busy during fasting(other than just reading Quran) please & thank you (But you don't have to if you don't want to/don't know of any of course)

Wa `alykumus-salaam wa Rahmatullaah.

 TaqabbalAllaahu minna wa minkum. BaarakAllaahu Feek[i].




I hope these are of help, albeit none of these are videos, inshaa Allaahu ta`aala.