nothing in my heart except allah

No one cares for me.

- I know when you reach such age, somewhere between teenage and adulthood, you will utter such words.
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How many of our daughters or friends have uttered and ranted about this to us? When they feel like no one wants to talk to them or cares about them? Especially those days when their hearts become attached to someone who shows interest in marrying them. 

It was a practice of the Sahabiyyat RA to remind their sons/daughters about Allah, about Islam and even about death every now and then. Some would write notes, some would narrate it in stories, and some spark it through their speeches urging their sons to fight for the cause of Allah. 

We have to be like that. So today, I would like to write something for my future daughter, and I encourage all of you to do so, write something for them to read when they grow up, write by now when work has not occupied much of your time yet. Let us revive a beautiful practice of the Sahabiyyat RA. in sha Allah.
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My princess, I am writing this at a time when hate crime and discrimination against Muslims are on its height. But fear not, as Mommy is okay, as Mommy is in Allah’s Care. 

My beautiful one, know that there will come a time when people around you will stare at you in a way that is quite disturbing but I ask you to reciprocate such glares and stares with a beautiful smile of yours, never look back at them with an angry or fierce look for this might enflame such intense emotions within them.

Indeed, there will be moments when you will be asking things about why you wear the hijab and why you need to cover up and I pray that our actions, our worship that you see for Allah would be enough to answer your queries.

Befriend the Qur’an, make it your companion. It was the strength of Mommy and I’m sure it will be yours as well, as long as you open your heart for it. It is something that would never leave you and come to you at the time when you need it the most.

Be resourceful and always inquire/ask something you do not understand or you are having some misunderstanding about, especially when it comes to Islam. Know that Mommy prepared activities for you to get to know the greatest of people that came before us (the Sahabah). 

Always protect your hayaa’ my little one, no matter how the society would lure you to buy all these new trends, gadgets and clothes. I ask you to stick upon the teachings of the Qur’an and following the sunnah.

When things become hard for you, I ask you to ask Allah always for ease, for Allah is the only one who can bring ease in whatever trial or tribulation you are or will be facing.

My little hijabi, maintain and always be constant with your salah, I ask you not to give me a frowning face when Mommy reminds you of salah rather Mommy would be so happy to see you preparing yourself for salah even before she can tell you.

Be appreciative, when an aunty comes, welcome her always with a warm hug, be charitable my little one, for Allah spends for those who spend for Him. Always choose and prefer to give rather than to receive.  

My little star, one day, when you will be engrossed with the cyberworld, refrain from talking with the opposite sex. If someone would approach you, advice them to fear Allah and I ask you to open it up with me, if not with your daddy then know that mommy is all ears for you. This is not because I want to reprimand you but Mommy just wants to be aware and give you guidance as Mommy doesn’t want you to indulge into something haraam and might hurt you at the end.

When someone would ask for your hand, fear not from telling us and telling him to contact your wali, for I have pledge not to make you go through what others may have gone through, making your mahr too expensive is a big no from us, as long as the brother has deen then we would gladly give you to him in accordance to the rules that are needed to be abided within Islam.

And when the time comes that Mommy won’t be with you anymore, know that You are in Allah’s Care just like how Mommy was in Allah’s Care. Remember that whatever happens in your life is accordingly upon the Will of Allah, and nothing happens in the life of a Believer except that it is for his/her own good. So accept and face every struggle with patience and strong trust in Allah.

I promise with a hopeful heart that we will see each other in Jannah again, I will run to you my baby girl, Mommy will hug you there.

But for now, Mommy is still in the process of asking Allah’s guidance on making herself grow better so that as soon as Allah decrees that you and Mommy meets here, she is in the best of state in all aspects, ready to fulfill such responsibility of raising you upon the Qur’an and Sunnah.

My baby, I can’t wait to hear you call me, Mommy <3 in sha Allah. 
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And we pray that we be amongst those parents who would be able to raise such lions and lionesses of this Ummah, and make them the coolness of our eyes. Amin

Zohayma

My ultimate & greatest desire is for ever person on this earth is memorise the Book of Allah & to stand before Him on the Day of Judgement and recite His beautiful words to Him. How beautiful would that be? You will witness Allah’s pleasure by seeing His face. SubhanAllah.


Ya Allah, make this desire of mine come true for You have power over everything & there is not a nothing that moves except by Your command. So please command the hearts of Your creation to be turned towards You in submission. Ameen.

The Passionate Imperfectionist Ramadan Mindset:

1) I accept that I am imperfect and flawed and and will *always* be in need of the mercy and guidance of my Lord.

2) I believe that my mistakes are opportunities to learn and grow as a Muslim, and take them seriously by not allowing the temptation of justifying my mistakes to enter my heart.

3) I recognize that my connection and closeness to Allah is in direct correlation to how vulnerable I am willing to be with Him. The deeper I go, the more I am able to open up and speak to Him without ego and without convincing myself I am hiding from Him.

4) I know that I will never become a perfect human being in this life and so I never hold onto perfectionist standards which would allow me to beat myself up all the time for failing to become perfect.

5) I firmly believe that sins are mirrors that show I have lost sight of my true purpose in this life and will do everything within my power to rectify myself, including reaching out for help from those I can trust with my heart and Deen when it is clear I cannot conquer my sins on my own.

6) I will not allow my previous past mistakes to be an excuse to not become a better servant of God today. What is past is done, and so I will accept the next chance given to me and do the best I can with what I am given by the Mercy of my Lord.

7) I believe in “la ilaha il Allah” (there is nothing worthy of worship except God) and trust that if I am sincere and seek Him alone, He will never let me down.

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Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” (Qur'an 39:53)

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“Peace be upon you for what you patiently endured! And excellent is the final home.” (Qur’an, 13:24)

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From Abu Hurairah: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, “I swear by Allah that I seek Allah’s Pardon and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day.” [Al-Bukhari].

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From Abu Hurairah: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “By the One in Whose Hand my soul is! If you do not commit sins, Allah would replace you with a people who would commit sins and seek forgiveness from Allah; and Allah will certainly forgive them.[Muslim].

—  Megan Wyatt

anonymous asked:

How can I cope with the possibility of losing someone I love, because we can't be together at this point in time?

As’salaamu Alaikum,

1. Trust in His timing.

The Noble Qur’an:
“And Allah is the best of planners.”
— Surah ‘Ali `Imran [3:54]

The Noble Qur’an:
“… rely upon Allah. Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him].”

— Surah ‘Ali `Imran [3:159]

Remind yourself that Allah (SWT) will do what is best for you, and will never do anything that is harmful for you.

2. Focus on improving your relationship with Allah.

So you already rely upon Allah (SWT), now we need to focus on pleasing Allah! :)


Try focusing on becoming an even better Muslim than you already are masha’Allah! :) When you strengthen your relationship with Allah (SWT) insha’Allah your heart will feel at peace even when such worries arise they will deminish at the thought that you’ve left the matter to Allah and He will do what is best for you insha’Allah. :)

The Noble Qur’an:
“Truly Allah loves those who turn to Him in repentance.”
— Surah Al-Baqarah [2:222]


You can get closer to Allah through maintaining Salah (which is extremely important), also through reciting the Noble Quran and repentance (i.e. asking for forgiveness).

3. Dua Dua Dua

Keep making dua to Allah (SWT) to guide him and ask Him to do what is best for you, insha’Allah. :) If you and the person are meant to be together then surely Allah (SWT) will allow you both to be together. Duas made sincerely from the heart are extremely powerful:

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said:

“Nothing can change the Divine decree except Dua.” — Narrated by Ahmad, 5/677; Ibn Maajah, 90 & al-Tirmidhi, 139

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said:

“Du’aa’ may be of benefit with regard to what has already happened or what has not yet happened, so adhere to Du’aa’, O slaves of Allaah.” — al-Tirmidhi, 3548

And if He doesn’t place you two together, understand that it is because He knows what is best for you, and try your best to remain patient, insha’Allah.

O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.

— Surah Al-Baqarah [2:153]

And your Lord says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.”

— Surah Ghafir [40:60]

If Allah (SWT) has willed for you two to be together, then nothing can stop you two from being together (the halal way) and if you are not meant to be together, then nothing (except Allah’s will and dua to Him) can change that:

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.”

— Imam Shafi’ee

Lastly, I highly encourage you to speak to someone with more Islamic knowledge (such as an Imam or scholar) who will be able to better advise you, insha’Allah tala. :)

I hope I was able to help at least a bit insha’Allah. May Allah (SWT) bless you and your family and may He do what is best for you, Ameen. :)

6raceful  asked:

Can you please pray for me to pass my exam tomorrow and also my cousin and please pray for my cousin she's going through a hard time may Allah be pleased with you xx

Salaam alykum,

We will be sure to do so, as will many of your brothers and sisters in Islam.

Here are a few Duas for studying:

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