la ilaha ila allah

This is a really beautiful story about the hijab and da'wah so you need to read this and reflect. About five or six years ago, I got introduced to an amazing sister from Taiwan. She miraculously accepted Islam many years ago however I want to share one of the stories of how she changed someone’s life without knowing.

She told me that she lived on the outskirts of Vienna so about two times a week, she’d catch the train into the city in order to go shopping and buy things for her home. One day, she went to a gathering and an Austrian woman who she did not recognise saw her and said, “IT’S YOU! IT’S YOU! IT’S YOU!” - everyone was extremely confused so the Taiwanese sister looked at her and said, “Me? We don’t each-other? I think you’ve mistaken me for someone else?”

The Austrian woman got extremely emotional and said, “No, It is you! I saw you on the train for 2 years. I saw the way you wore your hijab and I saw how dignified and beautiful you were. I saw how much modesty and self honour you possessed. I saw how great and elevated your morals were, and something triggered into my heart that I must learn about your way of life. I looked up Hijab and found Islam. I looked up Islam and found God. I fell in love with this religion so I decided to accepted Islam!’

This is the essence of true da'wah - Lips don’t need to move because character talks. Tongues don’t have to articulate because our morals translate the secrets of the hearts. We don’t have to give a thousands lectures because our soul carry a million realities. Sisters, Allah honoured you with the Hijab. He raised you above creation. He made you inheritors of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra and the noble wives of the Prophet ﷺ. If you embody their teachings and remain steadfast with their modesty and purity, Allah will show you miracles and he will make you a means to changing lives. The people of this world are thirsty for La-ilaha-ila-Allah, but only those who love and connect themselves to the Prophet ﷺ who shall distribute al-Kawthar can quench the thirst of humanity.

—  Shaykh Mohammad Aslam

اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ ، وَأَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أنْتَ
Allahumma rahmataka arju fala takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘aynin wa aslih li sha'ni kullahu la ilaha ila anta
“O Allah, it is Your mercy that I hope for, so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for a blink of an eye and rectify for me all of my affairs. None has the right to be worshipped except You.” -
The Prophet ‎ﷺ‎‬‎ advised those going through great stress and difficulty to recite the dua above.
Reflect on how when things get tough, the solution *starts* by relieving one’s iman: calling upon our creator alone and declaring He’s the only One truly worth it. ❤️

For times of hardship
  1. Prayer / صلاة
  2. Read Quran / قراءة القرآن الكريم
  3. Make dua / الدعاء

حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ

“Hasbunallah wa ni’mal Wakil”

“Allah is sufficient for us and He is the Best Guardian”

يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيثُ

“Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum, bi Rahmatika astagheeth”

“O Alive and everlasting One, I beseech You by Your mercy”

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

“La illaha illa Anta Subhanak, inni kuntu min adh-dhalimeen”

“O Allah, there is none worthy of worship besides You. You are Pure, definitely I have oppressed my soul by sinning”

لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ

“La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illah Billah”

“There is no might or power except in Allah”

اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ وَأَصْلِحْ شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

“Allahumma rahmataka arju fala takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘aynin wa aslih li sha'ni kullahu la ilaha ila anta”

“O Allah, I hope for Your mercy, do not leave me for even the duration of an eye blink (duration) and correct my total condition. Besides You there is none worthy of worship”


Always keep your iman strong and remember hardship is not lost. Allah (SWT) does not forget.

The worst of the people became the best of the people because of Islam

Allah (swt) send His Prophet (saws), while the Arabs were in the depths of ignorance and blinding darkness. They were the most naked, the hungriest, and the most backwards of people, sinking in depths of lowness. No one care about them or gave them any regard. They submitted in humiliation to Kisra and Caesar, yielding to the conqueror. 

Allah (swt) said: “Although they were before in clear error.” (al-Jumu’ah: 2). Allah (swt) also said: “And remember when you were few and oppressed in the land, fearing that people might abduct you.” (al-Anfaal: 26)

Qataadah (rahimahullah) said in explanation of this verse: “These clans of Arabs were the most disgraced, the hungriest, the most ignorant, and the most naked. They were people who were eaten but did not eat. Whoever lived from them lived miserably. And whoever died from them fell into hellfire.” … His words end here, may Allah have mercy upon him.

A group of the Sahaba entered upon Kisra Yazdajard on the day of the battle of al-Qaadisiyyah to call him to islam.
He said to them: “I don’t know any nation on the earth that was more miserable, fewer in number, and more divided than you. We would entrust the people of the villages in the outskirts to hold you back. Persia did not wage war against you, nor did you ever hope to stand and face it.”

Then al-Mughirah ibn Shu’bah (ra) responded to him, saying: “As for what you’ve mentioned of our poor condition, then there was no condition poorer than ours. As for our hunger, then it was unlike any hunger. We used to eat scarabs, beetles, scorpions, and snakes. We considered such as food. As for our homes, then they were nothing but the surface of the earth. We did not use to wear anything except what we made from the fur of our camels and sheep. Our religion was to kill each other and oppress each other. One of us would bury his daughter alive, hating the thought that she would eat from his food.”

This was the condition of the Arabs before Islam. They were in dispute and broke up; they were dispersed and had infighting striking each others necks, suffering hunger, lack of unity, and capture. Then, when Allah blessed them with Islam and they believed, Allah unified them, united their ranks, honoured them after their humiliation, enriched them after their poverty, and brought their hearts together, all through Islam. Thus, by the grace of Allah, they became brothers.

Allah (swt) said: “If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have brought their hearts together; but Allah brought them together.” (al-Anfaal: 63)

So the animosity and hatred they had for each other vanished from their hearts. They were united by faith and piety became their measuring scale. They did not differentiate between an Arab and a non-Arab, nor between an easterner and a westerner, nor between a white person and a black person, nor between a poor person and a rich person. They abandoned nationalism and the calls of jaahiliyyah (pre-Islamic ignorance), raised the flag of la ilaha ila Allah. So Allah raised them through this religion and honoured them by having them carry its message. He bestowed His grace on them, and made them the kings and masters of the world.

How dare you.

How dare you. How dare you bomb the most holiest place in Islam. How dare you bomb the place where people go to worship. How dare you do it on the last day of Ramadan, which may I add is the holiest month in Islam.

How fucking dare you.

I hate you, I never hated anyone more than I hate you. I hope you go to hell, which I know that’s your final place. Allah does not condemn “suicide killing.” In fact it’s haram (forbidden) to kill yourself when Allah has blessed you with a beautiful life. So do you think, killing people during Ramadan, on the last day, a day before Eid celebration, a day where everyone in Madina and Mecca go to - do you think heaven awaits you? Well you’re wrong. Hell awaits you. And I hope you taste the flame of your so called “religion.” I hope you look around and shout at this Imaam (guider) of yours who brainwashed you into thinking this is the way of Islam. It isn’t, it never will be. How dare you.

How could you? Did you at least recite la ilaha ila Allah? (There is no God but Allah) Like it would make a difference, right? How dare you.

To the people reading this, I have one quotation for you.

Do you still think ISIS represents Islam? Even after they bomb our holiest city? Where our Prophets mosque is locate? Do you still fucking think it’s “Islam”?

No, it isn’t.

Islam isn’t killing, Islam is love. Islam isn’t murder, Islam is peace.

ISIS does not represent Islam. The same way KKK does not represent Christianity. Respect us like we respect you. Islam is a religion of peace. We don’t condemn this, we never have.

So how fucking dare you, ISIS. How fucking dare you.

🌟 ‏سبحان الله SubhanaAllah⭐
🌟 الحمدلله AlHamduLillah⭐
🌟 لا إله إلا الله La ilaha ila Allah⭐
🌟 الله اكبر Allahu Akbar⭐

Do you love the Qur'an?

Do you feel the words of Allah Azza Wa Jall talking to you that with an instant you turn to Him, repent, ask forgiveness and abide to His commandments?

Is this how the Qur'an affects you?

We hear a lot of stories about conversions to Islam, but when you go and read about these stories all of them goes back to the core of Islam, the Qur'an.

It is always His Words that sparks and ignites ones heart to fully turn back to His Creator.

Today, I would like to “again” narrate to you the story of ‘Umar Ibn Al Khattab Radiyallahu Anhu, I know many have read about this but do me a favor and read until the end, and I pray it enlightens and inspires your heart to fall in love again with the words of Allah Azza Wa Jall.
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Nua'im Radiyallahu Anhu spotted 'Umar Ibn Al Khattab with his sword in his hand, and realized that he was setting out with the intention of harming the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, with his, Nu'am divulged the news to 'Umar that he should check on his sister first for she and her husband had embraced islam.

Upon hearing that Faatimah Radiyallahu Anha, (his sister) and her husband, Sa'eed Radiyallahu Anhu had embraced Islam, 'Umar was overcome by a fit of uncontrollable rage.

He then headed straight towards his sister’s house and banged on the door.

Faatimah, Sa'eed and Khabbab (their Qur'an teacher) were inside busy reading the Qur'an. As soon as they heard 'Umar’s angry voice, they stopped what they were doing. Khabbab Radiyallahu Anhu found a place to hide and by the time 'Umar entered, Faatimah did not have enough time to hide the scroll (other narrations say it was a piece of leaf) from which they were reading the Qur'an- and so she hurriedly tried to hide it under her leg.

Faatimah Radiyallahu Anha prepared for the worst, for she immediately saw and understood the meaning of the evil expression of 'Umar’s face.

“I heard you speaking in low, secretive voices, what were you saying?” 'Umar demanded. (They were reciting Chapter Ta-Ha of the Noble Qur'an.)

“We were just having a conversation between ourselves.” Faatimah said.

“Perhaps the two of you have abandoned your religion,” said 'Umar.

Sa'eed said, “O 'Umar, suppose that the truth lies in something other than your religion.”

'Umar suddenly hunged at Sa'eed and pulled his beard. The two of them struggled for a brief period, but 'Umar was clearly stronger, pinning his opponent on the ground and then sitting on his chest.

Seeing this, Faatimah came and tried to push 'Umar off her husband, but then 'Umar struck her on her face, which resulted in blood streaming down the side of her face. In angry tone, Faatimah exclaimed, “O enemy of Allah! Do you strike me simply because I believe in the Oneness of Allah?” He dryly replied, “Yes.”

Now one will be truly amazed on the faith of Faatimah as she said, “Then do whatever you planned to do. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. We have embraced Islam in spite of you!”

When 'Umar Radiyallahu Anhu heard these words, he began to regret what he had done. He got off Sa'eed Radiyallahu Anhu and sat down beside him on the ground. And he then said, “give me the scroll that is with you, so that I can read it.” Faatimah said,“I will not do that.”

'Umar said, “Woe upon you! What you said struck a chord in my heart, so give it to me and let me see it. I give you the sincerest and strongest of pledges that I will not betray (by tearing it apart, for instance) and that I will give it back to you so you can then safeguard it in any place of your choosing.”

“You are impure,” Faatimah replied, thus alluding to the saying of Allah Azza Wa Jall (Qur'an 56:79)

“Then stand up and take a bath, or at least perform ablution,” Faatimah said.

'Umar left, took a bath, and then returned to his sister, who then gave him the scroll. It contained Chapter Ta-Ha, in addition to other chapters of the Qur'an. The first words 'Umar read were: In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.“

Upon reading the words: "The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful,” 'Umar felt frightened and dropped the scroll from his hand. When he then regained his composure, he picked up the scroll again and read the following verses of Chapter Ta-Ha:

“Ta-Ha. We have not sent down the Qur'an unto you (O Muhammad) to cause you distress, But only as a Reminder to those who fear (Allah). A revelation from Him (Allah) Who has created the earth and high heavens. The Most Beneficent (Allah) rose over (Istawa) the (Mighty) throne (in a manner that suits His Mejsty). To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth, and all that is between them, and all that is under the soil. And if you (O Muhammad) speak (the invocation) aloud, then verily, He knows the secret and that which is yet more hidden. Allah! La ilaha ila Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He)! To Him belong the Best Names.” Qur'an 20:1-8

He felt the magnificence and greatness of what he was reading for upon finishing the said verses, he commented, “Is it from this that the Quraish have been running away?” He then continued to read on, until he reached the saying of Allah Azza Wa Jall:

“Verily! I am Allah! La ilaha illa Ana. ( none has the right to be worshipped but I), so worship Me, and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) for My remembrance. Verily, the Hour is coming-and My Will is to keep it hidden- that every person may be rewarded for that which he strives. Therefore, let not the one who believes not therein (i.e in the Day of Resurrection, Reckoning, Paradise and Hell, etc.), but follows his own lusts, divert you therefrom, lest you perish.” Qur'an 20:14-16

'Umar then said, “As for the One Who says this, it is not fitting that any other (false idol, person, angel or anyone or anything for that matter) should be worshipped alongside him. TAKE ME TO MUHAMMAD.”

Subhan'Allah. After hearing 'Umar Radiyallahu Anhu uttered those last words, Khabbab who was hiding came out from his hiding place and exclaimed,“ rejoice, O'Umar! For Indeed I hope that the supplication of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam made on Monday is being answered with you. He Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam said, "O Allah, honor Islam with the more beloved of these two men to you: Abu Jahl Ibn Hisham or 'Umar Ibn Al Khattab.”
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And we all know what happened next, 'Umar was more beloved to Allah Azza Wa Jall for 'Umar embraced Islam.

Now why did I highlight this story of 'Umar for this blessed day of Jumu'ah? Time by time, Muslims need reminders, inspiration and motivation. A lot of Muslims nowadays, have made the Qur'an nothing but among the ordinary books on their shelves, or decorations on their houses.

O Muslims, the Qur'an is to be read and reflected upon! Do not put it on your shelves for it is for you to use, have we forgotten how the Sahabah radiyallahu Anhum struggled to compile such beautiful gift from Allah?

Reflect O Muslims, are we the likes of 'Umar Ibn Al Khattab that when He read parts of the Qur'an he had the urge to enter the fold of Islam, we are Muslims, but indeed everyday we need to renew our iman, we need to enter again the fold of Islam, but how can one be given such thirst for Islam when one doesn’t become affected by the words of Allah Azza Wa Jall?

Or are we the likes of Faatimah and Sa'eed Radiyallahu Anhum who stood up for Islam, even tho they knew they could have faced death on that time?

Know that only through the words of Allah Azza Wa Jall did Faatimah and Sa'eed;s hearts feel such strength within them to stand up for it and it is only through the words of Allah Azza Wa Jall did the heart of 'Umar Ibn Al Khattab become guided!

Allahu'akbar!

Today is a blessed day, Mercy indeed is hovering upon us, regain your strength, redeem your soul, renew your imaan, go read the Qu'ran.

And may Allah Azza Wa Jall fill our hearts with hidayah, rahma and barakah from Him.

Amin

Zohayma
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Fadail As-Sahaabah, Imam Ahmad, 1/344

Some people laugh at those they call “Ramadan Muslims” [don’t get me started] but let me ask you: what were you doing last year? What were you just looking at on the internet? How dare you look down on someone who has said “La ilaha ila Allah,” they are your brothers and sisters and yet you laugh?

You demand solidarity in every student organization you belong to and can’t find it in your heart to show some compassion to someone who has said such a weighty phrase?

But you know what? I was thinking how The Qur'an says that if you kill one person it is as if you have killed all of humanity, and if you save one person it is as if you have saved all of humanity, and then it hit me:

What if your little snarky comments push someone out of Islam? Are you ready to bear those consequences? Think of all the prayers they’d miss, because of your negativity. If killing one person is equivalent to killing all of humanity, what do you think it would mean to push someone out of Islam?

And yet if you were just a little kinder, a little more patient, a little more Muslim, actually following The Command of Your Lord and brought someone back to Islam what sort of reward do you think you would get?

Just something to think about while fasting this Ramadan:

“for to fast is to do good unto yourselves - if you but knew it.”

- The Holy Qur'an [2:184]

anonymous asked:

Lately I have been feeling weak my Imaan has dropped , as I stopped praying but every salat the inner voice in me is like get up pray stop being like this . But slowly I am just losing hope in myself as much as I love Allah I feel like things ain't looking good at the moment so I just gave up with everything . I know that you should always hold tight on your prayers but you know when you just feel so weak inside and yeah I don't know to be honest May Allah bestow his mercy upon us and guide us.

As’salaamu Alaikum,


First off, I want you to know you’re not alone! Everyone goes through certain points in their life when they may feel far from Allah (SWT), but the good news is, Alhumdulillah, you wanting to get closer to Him is a sign He wants you to closer to Him too insha’Allah! :D

Let’s go back to the basics, the five pillars of Islam:

    Ibn Umar reported, the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said:

“Islam is built upon five: to worship Allah and to disbelieve in what is worshiped besides him, to establish prayer, to give charity, to perform Hajj pilgrimage to the House, and to fast the month of Ramadan.”

    — Sahih Bukhari 8, Sahih Muslim 16



1. To Worship Allah (SWT) without associating any partners

This is essentially believing in the Oneness of Allah (SWT), as described in The Noble Qur’an:

“Say, ‘He is Allah , [who is] One,

    Allah, the Eternal Refuge.

    He neither begets nor is born,

    Nor is there to Him any equivalent.’”

    — Surah Al-Ikhlas [112:1-4]


Insha’Allah, you already have this step covered! :)

    La ilaha ila Allah; Muhammadur-rasul Allah.
    “There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”

However, to renew your faith you can try reciting the Shahadah  (testimony of faith) sincerely from your heart, insha’Allah it’ll help give you an Iman boost. :D


2. Establish Prayer (Salah)
Never, ever leave Salah, even on days when you feel low on Iman. :)

I’ve answered a similar question in regards to concentrating in Salah, please see the response here, insha’Allah. ^-^

Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said:

“If a person had a stream outside his door and he bathed in it five times a day, do you think he would have any filth left on him?”
The people said, “No filth would remain on him whatsoever.”
Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) then said, “That is like the five daily prayers: Allah wipes away the sins by them.”

— Sahih al Bukhari, Muslim

Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) was asked:

“Which of the actions is best?”
He replied: “Observing prayer early in its period.”

— Abu Dawud 2:426

Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said:

“Salah is a pillar of the religion (Islam). He who establishes it, establishes religion; and he who destroys it, destroys religion.” — Tabrani

I also encourage you to try praying at the Mosque, insha’Allah it’ll also help give you an Iman boost. :)


3. Charity (Zakat)

Give Zakat or charity whenever it is possible for you to do so, even if it is a small amount (i.e. the change you have in your pocket), as Allah (SWT) looks at your intentions. :) The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

“Save yourself from hellfire by giving even half a date-fruit in charity.” — Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 498

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

“Charity is prescribed for each descendant of Adam every day the sun rises.” He was then asked: “From what do we give charity every day?” The Prophet answered: “The doors of goodness are many… enjoining good, forbidding evil, removing harm from the road, listening to the deaf, leading the blind, guiding one to the object of his need, hurrying with the strength of one’s legs to one in sorrow who is asking for help, and supporting the feeble with the strength of one’s arms—all of these are charity prescribed for you.”He also said: “Your smile for your brother is charity.” — Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 98


4. Fasting in Ramadan

Ramadan is a great time to recharge your Iman! Take advantage of this when shaitan is locked up and try your best to fast the full month of Ramadan, insha’Allah. :D

“Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may attain taqwaa.”— The Noble Qur’an [2:183]

”..And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew.”— The Noble Qur’an [2:184]

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said:

“When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” — Sahih Bukhari


5. Hajj (Pilgrimage)

If you are physically and financially able to perform Hajj, then insha’Allah that will also help increase your Iman! :D

Take it one step at a time.

Make a list of goals you want to achieve to get closer to Allah. Want to start reading Salah regularly and time? Great!

Now if you find it really difficult to read all 5 Salahs, try making a goal for each week.

For example, “this week I will definitely pray Zuhur Salah without missing a single one!” (and of course try your very best to pray all the other Salahs as well, but at least this way you’ll have a habit of praying Salah on time at least once in the day).


Then the next week, add another Salah.

For example, “this week I will definitely read Zuhur AND Asr Salah without missing a single one“ (and again try your absolute best to read the rest of the Salahs too as they’re all essential)!

And continue this until you reach all 5 Salahs inshaAllah. :)
Who knows you might find you didn’t even need 5 weeks to set the habit (insha’Allah).

And continue down your list of goals, insha’Allah.

Lastly, I highly, highly, recommend volunteering at your local mosque! Initially, it doesn’t even matter how long you volunteer. :)

The key is consistency. Don’t overwhelm yourself by volunteering like 8 hours a day at the mosque right away (unless you’re SURE you can handle it — which is wonderful if you can inshaAllah!). :D

Start by trying to volunteer an hour everyday or even a couple of times a week and gradually increase as you feel comfortable. Simply being at the mosque, will (insha’Allah) definitely help strength your Iman! :)


Also, Make Dua / Pour Your Heart Out

“And your Lord says: Call upon Me, I will answer you …”

— Surah Ghafir [40:60]

You need to speak to Allah (SWT). Speak to Him about your fears, doubts, etc. Anything that comes to mind, just speak to Him with utmost sincerity, really speak from the bottom of your heart, if tears flow, let them flow. Especially if you do so in Sajdah (prostration) after Salah (prayer), insha’Allah tala (Allah SWT willing) you’ll feel at peace and all your worries will diminish.


Hand over your worries to Him

“And Allah wants to lighten for you [your difficulties]; and mankind was created weak.”

— Surah An-Nisa’ [4:28]


Don’t try to face the world by yourself, we are all incapable of doing so. :) We can’t overcome any obstacle without the help of Allah (SWT), whether we realize it or not, He’s always Helping us. In your mind, mentally “hand over” your worries to Allah (SWT), think something along the lines of:

“Allah (SWT), it is You I worship and You I ask for help. I place all my trust in You and hand over my worries to You, as You are the only One Who can Help me.”

And then stop stressing about it! :) You’ve placed your trust in Al-Khaliq (The Creator), As-Sami (The Hearer of All), Al-Mu’izz (The Bestower of Honors), As-Samad (The Satisfier of All Needs) and Al-Muqtadir (The Creator of All Power) so no need to worry! :D

I hope I was able to help at least a bit insha’Allah. May Allah (SWT) bless you and your family, Ameen. :)

*May Allah (SWT) forgive me if I’ve said something incorrect.

Q: What do you think of women who don’t wear the hijab or pray?

A: Wallahi, They are our sisters. They are our honour, they forever remain precious. They say La ilaha ila Allah and their hearts contain the love of Muhammad Rasool'Allah ﷺ, and as long as we live in this world, we honour and respect them. If we truly live with this mentality and we pray for each other, a day will come when they’ll return…

—  Shaykh Mohammed Aslam
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سبحان الله
SubhanaAllah
الحمدلله
AlHamduLillah
لا إله إلا الله
La ilaha ila Allah
الله اكبر
Allahu Akbar

anonymous asked:

Assalamu'alaykum warahmatullah.. Can u give advice for me? Im feeling so far away from Allah.. I wanna go back to the light, to the right path..

Walaikum As’salam wa Rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

First off, I want you to know you’re not alone! Everyone goes through certain points in their life when they may feel far from Allah (SWT), but the good news is, Alhumdulillah, you wanting to get closer to Him is a sign He wants you to closer to Him too insha’Allah! :D

Let’s go back to the basics, the five pillars of Islam:

    Ibn Umar reported, the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said:

“Islam is built upon five: to worship Allah and to disbelieve in what is worshiped besides him, to establish prayer, to give charity, to perform Hajj pilgrimage to the House, and to fast the month of Ramadan.”

    — Sahih Bukhari 8, Sahih Muslim 16



1. To Worship Allah (SWT) without associating any partners

This is essentially believing in the Oneness of Allah (SWT), as described in The Noble Qur’an:

“Say, ‘He is Allah , [who is] One,

    Allah, the Eternal Refuge.

    He neither begets nor is born,

    Nor is there to Him any equivalent.’”

    — Surah Al-Ikhlas [112:1-4]


Insha’Allah, you already have this step covered! :)

    La ilaha ila Allah; Muhammadur-rasul Allah.
    “There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”


However, to renew your faith you can try reciting the Shahadah  (testimony of faith) sincerely from your heart, insha’Allah it’ll help give you an Iman boost. :D



2. Establish Prayer (Salah)
Never, ever leave Salah, even on days when you feel low on Iman. :)

I’ve answered a similar question in regards to concentrating in Salah, please see the response here, insha’Allah. ^-^

Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said:

“If a person had a stream outside his door and he bathed in it five times a day, do you think he would have any filth left on him?”
The people said, “No filth would remain on him whatsoever.”
Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) then said, “That is like the five daily prayers: Allah wipes away the sins by them.”

— Sahih al Bukhari, Muslim

Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) was asked:

“Which of the actions is best?”
He replied: “Observing prayer early in its period.”

— Abu Dawud 2:426

Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said:

“Salah is a pillar of the religion (Islam). He who establishes it, establishes religion; and he who destroys it, destroys religion.” — Tabrani

I also encourage you to try praying at the Mosque, insha’Allah it’ll also help give you an Iman boost. :)




3. Charity (Zakat) Give Zakat or charity whenever it is possible for you to do so, even if it is a small amount (i.e. the change you have in your pocket), as Allah (SWT) looks at your intentions. :) The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

“Save yourself from hellfire by giving even half a date-fruit in charity.” — Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 498

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

“Charity is prescribed for each descendant of Adam every day the sun rises.” He was then asked: “From what do we give charity every day?” The Prophet answered: “The doors of goodness are many… enjoining good, forbidding evil, removing harm from the road, listening to the deaf, leading the blind, guiding one to the object of his need, hurrying with the strength of one’s legs to one in sorrow who is asking for help, and supporting the feeble with the strength of one’s arms—all of these are charity prescribed for you.”He also said: “Your smile for your brother is charity.” — Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 98




4. Fasting in Ramadan Ramadan is a great time to recharge your Iman! Take advantage of this when shaitan is locked up and try your best to fast the full month of Ramadan, insha’Allah. :D

“Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may attain taqwaa.”— The Noble Qur’an [2:183]

”..And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew.”— The Noble Qur’an [2:184]

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said:

“When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” — Sahih Bukhari




5. Hajj (Pilgrimage) If you are physically and financially able to perform Hajj, then insha’Allah that will also help increase your Iman! :D




Take it one step at a time. Make a list of goals you want to achieve to get closer to Allah.

Want to start reading Salah regularly and time? Great!

Now if you find it really difficult to read all 5 Salahs, try making a goal for each week.

For example, “this week I will definitely read Zuhur Salah without missing a single one!” (and of course try your very best to read all the other Salahs as well, but at least this way you’ll have a habit of reading Salah on time at least once in the day).

Then the next week, add another Salah.
For example, “this week I will definitely read Zuhur AND Asr Salah without missing a single one“ (and again try your absolute best to read the rest of the Salahs too as they’re all essential)!

And continue this until you reach all 5 Salahs inshaAllah. :)
Who knows you might find you didn’t even need 5 weeks to set the habit (insha’Allah).

And continue down your list of goals, insha’Allah.

Lastly, I highly, highly, recommend volunteering at your local mosque! Initially, it doesn’t even matter how long you volunteer. :)

The key is consistency. Don’t overwhelm yourself by volunteering like 8 hours a day at the mosque right away (unless you’re SURE you can handle it — which is wonderful if you can inshaAllah!). :D

Start by trying to volunteer an hour everyday or even a couple of times a week and gradually increase as you feel comfortable. Simply being at the mosque, will (insha’Allah) definitely help strength your Iman! :)

May Allah (SWT) bless you in your efforts and grant you ease and steadfastness in your iman, Ameen. Feel free to ask if you have any more questions/concerns. And if anyone else has suggestions for this brother/sister please feel free to suggest them as well. :D

*May Allah (SWT) forgive me if I’ve said something incorrect.

anonymous asked:

I will never get how Shias think. Do you guys say la ilaha ila Allah Mohammed il rasool Allah? Do you believe Mohammed was the messenger or say Ali wali Allah or something like like astagharallah 🙅🏻

Salam alaykom 😊

“Getting” how we think starts by asking questions and opening your heart to answers of those inquiries.

Every single Muslim has to say the same shahada - la ilaha il Allah, Muhammad RasulAllah.

If you don’t believe that there is no other Lord but Allah (swt) and that Muhammad (saww) is the seal of messengers, then you’re not a Muslim.

What distinguishes the Shia is the belief in the divine successorship. We believe that Allah (swt) chose Ali (as) to be the successor of Muhammad (saww) along with 11 other people after Ali (as).

This should be familiar to you seeing as Nabi Musa (as) also had 12 as did Nabi Isa (as).

Muhammad (saww) never once left a city to go to another city without appointing someone to take care of it. To suggest that he left this religion without appointing someone just doesn’t make sense.

Nowhere in the Quran did people choose their successors. It has always been a decision by Allah (swt) and in the case of Muhammad (saww), it’s no different.

Ashhado ana Aliyan wali Allah is merely the declaration of this concept that you bare witness that Ali (as) is the chosen successor of Muhammad (saww) by Allah (swt).

Ghadir Khum, hadith manzila, hadith mubahila, hadith kisa, Dawatul ashira - these are just some of the many occasions in which Muhammad (saww) made it clear to the people that Ali (as) was to take the torch of Islam after him.
These events are narrated by the Shia and the Ahle Sunnah. I suggest you take a look into them.

Ya Ali.

Bless you 😊