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O Mu’min. Do not feel bad if people look at you differently or call you “backward” because of the way you dress and act (with modesty). Remind yourself that Allah has promised Jannah to those who sincerely submit to His will and follow His orders. Be amongst the strangers in this world and in Shaa Allah your sacrifices will be compensated with something far better than the pleasures of this Dunya.

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رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

Our Rabb, pour down upon us patience, and make our steps firm and assist us against the disbelieving people.
- Surah Al-Baqarah : 250

Always pray for our brothers & sisters around the world suffering from the hands of the enemies of Islam. Keep them in your du’a, never forget them.

May we be granted victory over the oppressors who are trying to put out the light of Islam. Ameen.

May the eyes of the cowards never sleep. Ameen.

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“As a woman, Islam tells me, I’m not here on display and my body is not for public consumption. I’m not to allow anyone to reduce me to an object. I am a soul, a mind, a servant of GOD. I don’t worship beauty standards, and don’t submit to fashion sense. My submission is to something higher. My worth is defined by the beauty of my soul, my heart, my moral character, and so when you look at me, that character is all you should see, NOT my body. With my veil I put my faith on display, rather than my beauty, because my value as a human being is defined by my relationship with God, and so I cover the irrelevant, and when you look at me, you view me only as what I am, a servant of the Creator.”

-Yasmin Mogahed
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O Mu’min. Do not feel bad if people look at you differently or call you “backward” because of the way you dress and act (with modesty). Remind yourself that Allah has promised Jannah to those who sincerely submit to His will and follow His orders. Be amongst the strangers in this world and in Shaa Allah your sacrifices will be compensated with something far better than the pleasures of this Dunya.

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One of the stories that would always make me cry whenever I share it to others. Read until the end and in Shaa Allah you will be enlightened and inspired just like I am. 😊💚 الحمدلله على نعمة الاسلام
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Thalaba bin Abdur Rahman رضي الله عنه was a young man at the age of 16. He always ran errands for the Prophet ﷺ.

One day while walking though the city of Madinah, he passed by a house with an open door. Out of curiosity he took a glance inside. In this glance, he saw a light curtain being blown away from a bathroom entrance where a woman was bathing. He immediately lowered his gaze. With an extreme feeling of guilt and hypocrisy, his mind ran. Thinking to himself, ”How could I be of the companions, one that is close to the Prophet ﷺ, one who runs his errands and be so horrible as to disrespect peoples privacy?”

He feared that Allah would reveal to the Prophet ﷺ evidence of his hypocrisy. His guilt denied him to ever show his face to the Prophet ﷺ. So he ran away and headed towards the mountains.

Days went by and the Prophet ﷺ kept asking the other companions if they had seen Thalaba. No one had seen him. With the Prophet ﷺ worried about Thalaba, he sent a few of the companions to look for him everywhere, among them were Umar ibn Khattab رضي الله عنه and Salman al-Farsi رضي الله عنه. They looked everywhere in Madinah, and on the outskirts of Madinah, until they came about a set of mountains between Makkah and Madinah where some nomads where herding sheep. The companions asked the nomads if they had seen a young man with Thalaba’s characteristics. They told the companions about a weeping boy. He has been here for 40 days. He comes down from the mountains once a day weeping and he drinks the milk they offer him. Then he goes back up the mountains weeping, crying, always asking for Allah for forgiveness, and saying words of repentance. So the companions waited until he came down and watched him. He had lost weight. His countenance reflected sorrow as he drank the milk that was mixed with his tears.

When Thalaba saw the 2 companions, fear and terror crept inside his heart as though the angels of death came to take him. He tried to run away but they chased him and grabbed him. Thalaba pleaded with the companions, ”Please! Please! Don’t take me to the Prophet ﷺ! Im too scared!”

The companions told him ”What is wrong with you oh Thalaba?? Take a hold of yourself!…Please come with us oh Thalaba!”

Thalaba pleaded with them not to take him to the Prophet ﷺ asking them if Allah revealed a verse about him saying he was a hyprocite? That he was a munaafiq??

The companions were committed to taking him to the Prophet ﷺ as they said ”Wallahi we have to take you to the Prophet ﷺ.. It is a command from him!” and he was taken back to Madinah where the Prophet ﷺ came to see him.

He asked again if Allah had put him among the hypocrites or revealed that he was. The Prophet ﷺ assured him that there were no such verses. He laid out Thalaba’s tired, weak body and placed Thalaba’s head on his lap.

He said ”Ya Rasulullah remove the head of a sinner away from you!”

The Prophet ﷺ comforted him until Thalaba told the Prophet ﷺ ”I feel as though ants are walking between my flesh and bones.” The Prophet ﷺ told him it was death and his time had come. He witnessed while Thalaba’s head was on his lap, Thalaba proclaiming ”There is no God worthy of worship other than Allah, and that Muhammad ﷺ is the messenger of Allah!”

The Prophet ﷺ washed Thalaba and carried him to the grave. It is narrated that on their way to bury Thalaba, the Prophet (SAW) walked on his toes as though he were in a crowd. When Umar (RA) asked about this, the Prophet ﷺ explained that he was being crowded with the angels.

"Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.). That is purer for them. Verily, Allah is All-Aware of what they do." [Surah Nur : 30]

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Maa Shaa Allah! The Sahabas would weep and tremble out of fear of Allah’s judgment and punishment for committing something (even unintentionally) that is disliked by Allah, yet we see some Muslims today neglecting sins believing that “Allah will forgive them anyway”. Yes, Allah is the Most Loving, Most Forgiving, & Most Merciful but He is also Just and Severe in His Punishments. When you sin, you ask forgiveness from Allah and He will forgive you. You commit the same sin again, then you ask for His forgiveness again. And the cycle goes on and on. But brother/sister, if you die in that state of committing sin without repenting or asking for forgiveness from Allah, what do you think will be the consequence? Subhānallah.. Earning the anger of Allah is certainly a Great Loss and you will be punished accordingly. It is not enough to just ask forgiveness. Leave the sin and repent completely and whole-heartedly. And ask Allah to keep you on the right path.

Remember also that when we ask forgiveness from Allah, it is granted to us only if we are sincere. And one of the signs of being sincere is leaving the sin completely for the sake of Allah. If you ask Allah for forgiveness but you do not feel it in your heart, then brother/sister, you are doing it wrong. Reflect on your mistake and sincerely ask forgiveness from Allah. Take your Deen seriously as this is the gift that Allah gave you to achieve Jannah. The key is already in your hands, never let go of it! Praise Allah and take advantage of this Ni’ma. And know that there is nothing better than the Jannah that Allah promised for the Believers. Allahu Akbar!

"And Allah does not give this Honour to anyone." A beautiful reminder/thought we should always ponder upon. Let’s ask ourselves, Are we deserving of Jannah? If not, let’s work hard for it. In Shaa Allah.

Reminder for myself before anyone else. ☝️
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"Ya Allah, do not make this Dunya our biggest concern." Ameen..

***Dear brother/sister, This life is full of benefits and fortunes: The land on which man constructs his dwelling, and grows his food, drinks, dress …etc., all represents the nourishment for man’s body and soul proceeding towards Allah. Man, of course, cannot do without these vital necessities. The one who takes from these necessities only according to his real need as commanded by Allah is saved and praised. But whoever takes more than necessary for himself falls into covetousness which will lead him into harm instead of benefit, and consequently divert him from the right path towards Allah and the Hereafter. Likewise, taking less than required of the worldly benefits is harmful because the human body needs to satisfy certain basicneeds, and that will increase its capability to worship Allah perfectly.

'Amr Ibn Abdullah (radiyallahu anhu) said: “The life of this world and the Hereafter, in the heart of a person, are like the two scales of a balance, when the one becomes heavier the other becomes lighter.”

Al-Hasan Al-Basri was asked: “Who is going to cry more than the others on the Day of Resurrection?” He answered: “A man on whom Allah has bestowed His Grace and who uses that for Allah’s disobedience.”

No doubt, the one who uses his money in this life in Allah’s obedience: giving charity, contributing to the spread of Islamic knowledge, constructing mosques, is successful in directing this grace of Allah towards the right deeds that will definitely benefit him in the Hereafter.

Man, by nature, loves collecting money, gold and silver, running, for that purpose, here and there from birth to death, but what will he attain? And where is he going to finish? Life will never continue on one pattern and is always changing, from richness to poverty, and from happiness to sorrow. This is Allah’s Way with His Creation, but the people are running after a mirage each for a known number of days and years that will expire.

A poet made an image about the life of this world saying that it is like a dead animal encircled by a number of dogs pulling, its parts each in a direction. If you avoid it, then you are safe, but if you decide to pull a part for yourself, the dogs will be your rivals.

`Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (radiyallahu anhu) said: “Renouncing the worldly pleasures is a comfort for both the human heart and body.”Al-Hasan (radiyallahu anhu) said: “I know some people who do neither feel happy for obtaining any of the worldly pleasures, nor feel sorry for missing any of them.”

A believer should not regard the life of this world as a home and a dwelling, but should consider himself as a traveller in it. This is the good understanding and the fruitful knowledge. Yahya Ibn Mu’adh (radiyallahu anhu) said: “How can’t I love this life? A sustenance is decreed for me in it which keeps me alive and helps me to perform the deeds of obedience that will lead me to Paradise.” Such are the people who should be happy because of the way they regard life, but not those who live in luxurious palaces, neglect worship and reject every deed of obedience.

`Abdullah Ibn `Umar (radiyallahu anhu) said: “The life of this world is Paradise for a disbeliever and a prison for a believer. When a believer dies and departs from this world, he feels himself like a prisoner who was released to go freely on the spacious earth.”

(An excerpt from an article posted at IslamicAwakening.com)

Let us embark on the road to paradise; let us seek knowledge today.

The Messenger of Allah gave glad tidings to anyone who undertakes the task of seeking knowledge. Abu Hurayrah relates that the Prophet said, “For him who embarks on the path of seeking knowledge, Allah will ease for him the way to paradise.” (Related by Muslim) If no Hadith on the importance of knowledge besides this one had been uttered by the Prophet , it would have been enough for Muslims. Yet the Prophet did more than that:

He used to stimulate his companions to seek knowledge: Ibn Mas’ud relates that the Prophet said, “Only two persons are worthy of being envied; a person upon whom Allah bestows riches and gives him the power to spend it in a righteous cause; and a person upon whom Allah bestows wisdom by which he judges and which he teaches.” (Related by Bukhari and Muslim)

He used to congratulate the companions whenever they issued a right judgement or correctly answered a question. Imam Muslim narrates that once the Prophet asked Ubayy Ibn Ka’b, “Do you know which verse in Allah’s Book is the greatest?” Ubayy answered by reciting Ayat-ul-Kursi (the verse of the Throne, i.e. Al-Baqarah, 2:255): “Allah! None has the right to be worshiped but He, the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists…) The Messenger kindly patted him on the chest, saying, “Congratulations, Abul-Munthir for this knowledge”.

He used to call upon Allah to grant them the correct knowledge and understanding of this Deen: Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated, “Once the Prophet embraced me and said, ‘O Allah! Bestow on him the knowledge of the Book (Qur’an).” (Related by Bukhari)

He ordained all his companions and, thus, every Muslim who possesses some knowledge — even as little as one verse — to disseminate what they know to others: He said, “Convey (what you learn from me) even if only one verse…” (Related by Bukhari)

He made special du’a (supplication) for those who learn his sayings and transmit them to others: Zayd Ibn Thabit narrated that the Prophet said, “May Allah brighten the face of the person who hears what I say and retains it, then conveys it to others: for sometimes one who hears from another remembers it better than the original hearer himself.” (Related by Ahmad and Tirmidhi)

He assured all those who disseminate his knowledge that they will get the same reward of any Muslim who acts upon that knowledge: Abu Hurayrah relates that the Prophet said, “He who calls another to guidance will have a reward equal; to the reward of him who follows him without diminishing the reward of either of them.” (Related by Muslim)

He showed to us the noble status of the learned people of His Ummah: Abu Umamah relates that the Prophet said, “A learned one is as much above an (ordinary) worshiper as I am above the least of you; and he added: Allah, His angels and all those in the heavens and in the earth, even the ants in their holes and the fish in the water, call down blessings on those who instruct people in beneficent knowledge.” (Related by Tirmidhi)

Better still, he declared that the ‘Ulama’ (those who have Islamic knowledge) are his heirs: Abu Darda’ said that he heard the Prophet saying, “The ‘Ulama’ are heirs of the Prophets, and the Prophets do not leave an inheritance of Dirhams and Dinars but (they left) only knowledge. He who acquires knowledge acquires a vast portion.” (Related by Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi)

After reading all these promises and glad tidings, one might ask, what more do we need to awaken our consciousness? We have been promised an easy way to paradise; the inheritance of our Prophet; a lofty rank, high and noble in status; a blessing from Allah and a supplication of all that exists in the heavens and earth; a face beaming in brightness and beauty on the Day of Judgement, when other faces will be sad and dismal. So, let us embark on the road to paradise; let us seek knowledge today.

Excerpt from an article found at missionislam.com

وَلَا تُؤْمِنُوا إِلَّا لِمَن تَبِعَ دِينَكُمْ قُلْ إِنَّ الْهُدَىٰ هُدَى اللَّهِ أَن يُؤْتَىٰ أَحَدٌ مِّثْلَ مَا أُوتِيتُمْ أَوْ يُحَاجُّوكُمْ عِندَ رَبِّكُمْ قُلْ إِنَّ الْفَضْلَ بِيَدِ اللَّهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَن يَشَاءُ وَاللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ

And do not believe but in him who follows your religion. Say: Surely the (true) guidance is the guidance of Allah— that one may be given (by Him) the like of what you were given; or they would contend with you by an argument before your Lord. Say: Surely grace is in the hand of Allah, He gives it to whom He pleases; and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.

Surah Al-‘Imran : 73 

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