#bodposfeb 28: Write about what you have learnt during this challenge

I’ve learnt that sharing in body positivity with others is much more fun than simply practicing it yourself! I’ve continued to strengthen my commitment to loving my body and treating it with respect, and I’ve been inspired by others doing the same. Most of all, I’ve solidified my belief in the body positive community and feel impassioned to continue working towards spreading body positive ideals. 

Thank you all so much for doing this challenge with me!

What did you learn? Share with #bodposfeb

O Jannah! 

Wallahi, is it Jannah that you want, O slave of Ar Rahman?

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Why do you do what you do? Is it because you want Jannah? Or is it because you want something else? Fame, appreciation or just so you please someone you love?

O slave of Ar Rahman! Renew your intention!

So many things have been across the globe, deaths, massacres, injustice to our fellow Muslims, do we feel such pain? Do we feel the sorrow and the struggle they are going through when it is said that this Ummah is like but one body, that when a part of it feels pain the whole body feels pain?

When we see and read news of our fellow Muslims in pain and vain, do we actually make du’a for them or is it just a normal newsfeed we see on our dashboards?

It is because you believe that you will only feel the pain when you experience it? O my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, our Ummah is in pain yet we do not even give an ample of our time to make du’a for this raised nation that Allah Azza Wa Jall talked about in the Qur’an! Astagfirullah.

Hundreds of hate crimes have been done to our fellow Muslims, massacres here and there, and no it is not that you can not do anything, you are given the gift of du’a [to some it may look as if it’s nothing but know that this the most powerful weapon and gift you were given by Allah Azza Wa Jall], so make du’a for the safety of our brothers and sisters in Islam.

Remember the story of that merchant who was hijacked on the desert yet when he made du’a that Allah Azza Wa Jall saves him, the angels raced to Allah Azza Wa Jall so that they can rescue that merchant, so they can perform that task!

Imagine, O Ummah of Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, if everyone of us made du’a for something we unite for, do you not think that the angels do not race too to answer the prayers of ours? Yes, it may not look as if it’s there already but this is to attest our faith in Him.

Remember the story of Al Quds, when Salahuddin freed the Muslims from the barbaric enemies of Islam, when our fellow Muslims were torture in the most inhumane way, they did not lose faith, they were patient and their patient never tired off Allahu’akbar! They waited 90 years until the 91st year the Help of Allah Azza Wa Jall finally came through Salahuddin Al Ayyub.

But know that these people in these stories are but instruments for us to remember that after this life there is a better life, and that is the life why we were created for. 

We are for Jannah, so make yourself worthy for Jannah!

Indeed, in Jannah, there is love without separation, there is happiness without limits and there is pleasure beyond our imagination, and of course there is a bond that will never be broken! And there you will be reunited with those whom you love! 

So ask yourself, will all that you have been doing in your life, do you think these things will earn you Jannah?

If you have stumbled then rise up and start a new, if you are heartbroken then know that your heart belongs only to Allah Azza Wa Jall where there will be no heartaches, if you have failed then know that you will never attain success without Allah Azza Wa Jall in your life.
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The Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum made their entire lives as a preparation for their akhirah. Have you started doing the same?
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And we pray that we become more enlighten with our deen and that Allah Azza Wa Jall helps us on attaining the knowledge that will make us yearn for Jannah more in our day to day lives. Amin.

Please remember my mother Allah yer7ama in your ad’iyah.

Zohayma



Truth and Encouragement For You

Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

Philippians 2:3
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Matthew 6:33-34
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Psalm 139:23-24
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

2 Peter 1:5-7
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.

2014; When God speaks.
God spoke different truths into my heart this year, and at the end of each month I wrote down what most transformed my heart. I hope some of them can set your heart free too. JANUARY.
  • His love is so deep and wide that He can, in one moment of our faith, forgive our past, present, and future sins. Sin is simply not a problem for God (Jesus Is ___, Judah Smith)
  • When you look in the eyes of grace, when you meet grace, when you embrace grace, when you see the nail prints in grace’s hands and the fire in His eyes, when you feel His relentless love for you - it will not motivate you to sin. It will motivate you to righteousness…. Allegiance to a doctrine can only last so long, but relationship trumps everything. We’ll do anything for someone we love (Jesus Is ___, Judah Smith)
FEBRUARY.
  • Emmanuel: I am with you. My presence is enough for the deepest places of pain.
  • If I stop clinging to Jesus, I will unravel. ‘My soul clings to You’ (Psalm 63).
  • The wilderness is what God uses to wean us from the most precious things in the world and make Himself most precious.
  • Though the fig tree does not blossom… yet I will rejoice in the LORD (Habakkuk 3:18)
MARCH.
  • Do you think I’m not waiting for you in your future? Your April? Your May? I am your first, I am your last, I am your future and your past.
  • Your eternal identity is a daughter of the King of kings.
  • You must first thirst before you can be filled (Psalm 42:1)
  • I will resurrect your broken heart. I promise to restore you.
APRIL.
  • I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands; you are continually before Me (Isaiah 49:16).
  • I’ll see you in a breath.
  • Empty your grandstands. Live for an audience of One.
MAY.
  • "I am my Beloved’s, and His desire is for me.” Song of Songs 7:10
  • "Love cleanses, beloved.” Michael Hosea, Redeeming Love
  • I want to take and sacrifice what is most precious and perfect in my life (Malachi 1). I cannot keep simply laying down my brokenness to Him; no, I must too lay down my restoration, my wholeness. To offer back to Him what He first gave, because He is the great King. He’s the King of my heart, in the wholeness and the brokenness.  
JUNE.
  • He reigns with healing in His wings (Malachai 4)
  • Suffering doesn’t break us, it simply reveals our brokenness (Jay)
  • Everything he was pointing me to finds it’s fulfillment in Me. I am all in all.
  • I am loved by God more than He loves me, so now I get to love others more than they love me (Walsh)
  • God’s reckless grace is our greatest hope (Gav Mork).
JULY.
  • And He calls us beloved. Is that not more wonderful than all the praises of man? T. B. LaBerge
  • Oh i can see You now, I can see the love in Your eyes, laying yourself down, raising up the broken to life (Broken Vessels)
  • The initiating love of the Father brings us home.
AUGUST.
  • Follow restfully; My burden is light (Francis Chan).
  • So come now in power and let our chains be broken; pour out Your Spirit, Jesus our hearts are open (Austin Stone Worship).
  • You’ll find His heart between these pages (Leonce Crump)
  • The great I AM says, ‘I AM with you.”
  • God takes everyone He loves through a desert. It is his cure for our wandering hearts, restlessly searching for a new Eden. The best gift of the desert is God’s presence… The protective love of the Shepherd gives me courage to face the interior journey.” Paul E Miller, A Praying Life
  • "At one’s first entrance into the school of waiting on God, his heart is chiefly set on the blessing which he waits for. God graciously used our need and desire for help to educate us for something higher than we were thinking of. We were seeking gifts; He, the giver, longs to give Himself and to satisfy the soul with His goodness. It is just for this reason that He frequently withholds the gifts and that the time of waiting is made so long. He is all the time seeking to win the heart of His child for Himself. He hopes that not only when He gives the gift will we say, "how good is God!" but that long before it comes, and even if it never comes, we will always be experiencing: it is good that a man should quietly wait. "The Lord is good to them that wait for Him.” (a reflection on Lam 3:25 “The LORD is good to those who wait on Him, to the soul that seeks Him.")
SEPTEMBER.
  • I am Your First Love.
  • I am better than food, sex, earthly love, intimacy, fame, popularity. See, my steadfast love is better than life!
  • Your heart is a white rose. Pure, spotless, beautiful.
OCTOBER.
  • He is Forgiver. Healer. Redeemer. Steadfast. Merciful. Satisfying. Renewing. Righteous. Known. Slow to Anger. Abounding in Love. Remover of Sin. Father. Compassionate. Everlasting. Lord. King. Psalm 103
  • “Holiness is a position before it’s a pattern of behaviour. Because you are already holy in Christ, you can be holy every day. Wear holiness.” Piper
  • Stand in victory, for He is risen. Ephesians 6, City Light Balmain
NOVEMBER.
  • Jesus wants the rose.
  • Nothing can satisfy Christ’s people more than living out the purposes of christ for the world. (CLB The Big Weekend)
  • Set your hopes, desires, and wants fully on that grace-filled day when you see your Saviour face-to-face (CLB 1 Peter)
  • “For the LORD has called you, like a wive deserted and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is cast off, says your God. For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you. In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the LORD, your Redeemer.” Isaiah 54:6-8.
  • It is finished. You are my child forever. 
DECEMBER.
  • The word Advent means “coming.” This season is about the mission of God to seek and to save lost people. He is a God on a mission, that he is not aloof or passive or indecisive. He is sending, pursuing, searching, saving. That’s the meaning of Advent. (Piper)
  • When He returns, we will be fully restored. Set free from the power and presence of sin. No more hurt, no more tears, no more suffering (CLB 1 Peter)
  • Prayer gives us a relief from the melancholy burden of self absorption. Tim Keller
  • I will give you rest. Follow me, I love you. Come, you’re weary. Give me everything. I love you.