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anonymous asked:

I have a mental illness, it's not a major one alhamdulillah, but sometimes it's really hard for me to focus with reality and faith. what should i do? i'm scared I'll die like this

as-Salaam Alaykum!

Please go to a mental health professional and get help if you are in that stage. Thats what Islam says.

“Make use of medical treatment, for Allah has not made a disease without appointing a remedy for it, with the exception of one disease, namely old age.” (Abu Dawud)

Also make sure you pray 5 times a day regularly and stay away from major sins.

May Aah grant you shifa. Ameen

All Muslims want to do is just pray 5 times a day, give charity, eat some dates, go to the masjid, take care of the elderly, like….. let us live?????????????????????????????? Let us go to our Masjids in PEACE.

Allah responds to the one who calls. Not just the one who prays 5 times a day, or the one who has memorized the Quran, or the one with with a sunnah beard, or the one wearing hijab/niqab. Allah responds to the caller, whoever they are, whenever they call.

Don’t let your past hold you back from your future. 

Even if you haven’t talked to Allah for the longest time ever, talk to Him today!

Sins take you away from Allah!
Salah takes you back to Allah!

Your goal should be staying away from major sins and praying 5 times a day regularly!

Rasool'Allah was the most perfect man who God ever created and was totally free from sin, yet he never looked down on anyone. We pray our 5 prayers on time for a few days and suddenly feel as though we have the right to judge and cast everyone into the fire of hell. ‪‬ صلى الله عليه و سلم
—  Shaykh Mohammed Aslam

support muslims who don’t wear the hijab (and don’t particularly want to)

support muslims who work in the sex industry

support muslims who eat pork and/or drink alcohol

support muslims who are even the slightest bit openly expressive about their sexuality

support muslims that don’t pray 5 times a day (or at all)

support muslims that perform magick or witchcraft

support muslims that are lgbtq

support muslims whose race, gender, sexuality, or any other part of their identity is more salient to them than their faith

support muslims who don’t eat halal

support muslims who are ambivalent, doubtful, or even unhappy about their faith

support those who consider themselves “culturally muslim” because of their family, upbringing, location, law, or any other reason regardless of their actual faith

support muslims who are not proud of being muslim

support those who wish to leave Islam but can’t for any reason

support muslims who do not fit the “good muslim” trope, who get a lot of backlash from other muslims (sometimes to the point of persecution), who do not get featured in thinkpieces and hashtag campaigns about islam, who aren’t necessarily supported by non-muslims because of their history, whose relationship to islam is diverse and complex and deeply personal but is still valid anyway

anonymous asked:

i keep hearing from sunnis that shias pray 3 times per day as opposed to 5 times, is that true?

No, Shias have three periods during the day where they perform all five prayers, some of these prayers can be combined with each other (praying them right after each other) or separately (praying all of them at a later time) This is through the support of Hadiths of both Shias and those of Ahlul Sunnah (Sunni Islam).

The periods of prayer are established in 17:78 of the Qur’an:

Period of the “Morning” to Sunrise - Morning prayer (no comb)
Period of the “Declining Sun” - Noon Prayer and Afternoon Prayer
Period of “Darkness of the Night” - Dusk prayer and Night prayer

This is different from the Sunnis who pray them all separately at their respective times, with no permissibility to combine the prayers unless they’re in fear or traveling (Hanafi Sunnis deem it impermissible at all circumstances). 

Shias can combine both the Noon and Afternoon prayers, and both the Dusk and Night prayers together (to pray them right after each other) at their respective periods during the day. The purpose of combining prayers is simply because of convenience and Grace. Combining the prayers follow no prerequisite, however, so whether you’re in a rush or not, you can combine the prayers by your own will, but it is better to pray them all separately at their appropriate times.

I am a Muslim.

I am not a terrorist

I am not for war

I am not for hate

I am not for injustice

I am not for oppression

I am a Muslim

I am for peace

I am for love

I am for freedom

I am for justice

I am a Muslim

I wear a hijab

I pray 5 times a day

I read the Quran

I am a Muslim

I have beautiful hair

I go out with friends

I read science fiction books

I am a Muslim and today is as sad for me as it is for every other “American” citizen.

We still think we have time to correct ourselves, we still postpone until tomorrow. But who promised us tomorrow? Probably, Shaytan!

Please repent today! Start praying 5 times a day regularly and stay away from major sins!

Okay time for a rant!

Dear Muslim brothers,

Saying you won’t marry someone who doesn’t wear a hijab is rude and judgmental. Having a preference of a hijabi, that’s totally cool but when you say wear hijab or you’re not good enough for me, that’s pathetic. If you’re so religious, you must also know that judgment is a big no no. There are so many hijabis I know that are terribly spoiled and so many non hijabis I know that are so on track with faith. Marry a persons deen not their attire. A woman’s hijab doesn’t define a thing. They might be only sacrificing their hair but might be out doing drugs while a non hijab sister might be struggling hard with wearing a hijab but be praying 5 times a day, fasting, doing constant dhikr, etc. you can’t judge by what’s on someone’s head. I’m honestly so sick of you brothers posting things like “too bad you’re not a hijabi” like that is judgment on such high levels and super ignorant. Reevaluate your own halal persona instead judging others especially by physical appearances I mean really grow up

The Prophet was the most perfect man who God ever created and was totally free from mistake and sin, yet he never judged or looked down on anyone. We pray our 5 prayers on time for a few days, grow a stubble and suddenly feel as though we have the right to cast everyone into the fire of hell.صلى الله عليه و سلم
—  Shaykh Mohammed Aslam

Quick reminders for everyone:

1) Salat is important. Please try your best to pray 5 times a day. Please try to encourage others around you to pray with you inshallah. You lose your salat and you lose your connection to Allah swt.

2) Throughout the world, the ummah is suffering. Keep them in your prayers. Instead of cursing Israel (as tempting as it is), pray for Palestine instead. Exams are going on now. Pray for yourselves and each other. Allah doesn’t lose anything by helping you achieve that A you wanted.

3) Don’t transgress. Even in worship. In Islam, worship isn’t your only duty. You have obligations to your neighbours, to your family, to the ummah and to this world. Worshipping isn’t your only responsibility. There are other things that are fardh. Ramadan is coming soon and it’s really easily for people (even me) to go into this “Islamic seclusion” where we just forget our worldly duties and try to do as much recitation and praying as possible. Alhamdulillah but please remember that you’re also a son/daughter/sibling/spouse etc.

I wish you all the best for your exams and your other endeavours. Please keep me in your ad’iyah inshallah.

Just a reminder

The PAST is gone! The FUTURE has not
come yet! Please stop worrying and enjoy the moment.

Shaytaan will whisper you: “Praying 5 times a day, FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE IS TOO MUCH” Don’t listen to him! The future has not come yet. Worrying about 3 days from now is like somebody drinking 5 gallons of water today, thinking he will be thirsty in 3 days. How crazy is that? Live the moment. You are responsible for NOW! Pray today. The future belongs to Allah! Not you!

Time

Assalamu alaikum everyone. I pray you’re all well. So a lot of us (Muslims) pray 5 times a day alhamdulillah. But how many of us know the translation? We recite surats while praying salat like robots (and wallah by no means am I trying to discourage you… you’re still fulfilling your duty). But wouldn’t it be nice if we knew what we were praying? We knew what we were talking to Allah swt about? We knew what we were asking for?

There’s a surat in the Qur’an (the one I just reblogged), Surat Al-`Asr (103) meaning Time* I think. It’s very short and so a surat most of us are likely to have memorised. But what does this surat actually entail?

Imam Shafi held-that if God had only revealed this surat it would have been sufficient for the guidance of all humankind. It summarised the very essence of the Qur'anic message. Thus, Imam Shafi asserts that if one followed its counsel, it was enough for mankind to achieve success in life.

وَالْعَصْرِ - By time, | Allah swt is swearing by time (showing us the importance of what’s being revealed)

إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ - Indeed, mankind is in loss,

إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ - Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.

Imaam Shafi maintains that, “time is a sword, if you do not cut it then it will cut you”. Then it would stand to reason that one that wastes time, is constantly being slaughtered by time itself.

Why is this the case? The main reason for us wasting time is because we are being deceived by this dun; we are being deceived by this world and its affairs. Uthman bin Affan, the 3rd caliphate of Islam, he mentions that absorption in worldly affairs breeds darkness in the heart, and absorption in the akhirah, in the next world enkindles light in the heart. (taken from a khutbah)

You’ll notice that we come to this world with nothing worldly. That’s exactly how we will leave. You will leave this dunya with nothing as you entered it with nothing. Many people (including myself) think that yeah I’ll get on my deen once my exams are done, once I’ve graduated, once I’ve settled down with a family, once I’m retired… once I’m older but not now. This is the shaytan whispering in your ears. What guarantee do we have that we will live to see tomorrow? Do you have anyway to guarantee you’ll wake up tomorrow? Do I have any guarantee that I won’t pass away while writing these? No. None of us do. Yet we deceive our minds telling us that we will fulfil our responsibilities to Allah swt when we are older. You’ve all heard the saying old habits die hard? So make the changes you have to now. Build a good character now. Be more pious now. The older you get, the harder it will be. And wallah I’m not trying to discourage anyone older reading this. You have time to change! Allah swt is the Most Gracious, Most Merciful. If you make a commitment inshallah He will guide you. And I have seen many people change for the better once they are older subhanallah. But to my younger brothers and sisters. WHAT GUARANTEE DO YOU HAVE THAT YOU WILL LIVE TO SEE THAT DAY? Think of your deen as an apartment. You don’t jump to the 3rd floor when constructing. You have to lay the foundation first. Once the foundation is set and strong, you start constructing bottom up. If the foundation is weak, the apartment will crumble when there’s an earthquake, as will your faith. This is how Islam is. Inshallah we need to all make a collective effort to incorporate it into our daily lives as soon as possible. Inshallah let us not wait to start fulfilling our obligations to Allah swt. Let us not waste time thinking about what a good Muslim should be. Let us become one. We need to hold ourselves accountable before we are called to account on the Day of Judgement. Ameen.

Please note this is advice to me first and foremost so inshallah pray that I can act upon my words. I apologise if I have misquoted or misinterpreted anything (please do tell me). I’m sorry if I have offended anyone or spoken out of place. I hope this was useful to some of my non-Muslim followers too. May Allah swt guide us all to the right path.

About 4 times a day I feel like I’m ready to give up
And about 5 times a day I pray to get through
By the end of the day I just have to say thank You for not giving up on me when I was so ready to give up on myself