remember-your-lord

I found this snippet this morning in a book I keep with me at all times, “Don’t be Sad” by A’id al-Qarni.
I feel it’s quite appropriate to share with you guys especially with the recent tragedies.

“And never say of anything, “Indeed, I will do that tomorrow,”
Except [when adding], “If Allah wills.” And remember your Lord when you forget [it] and say, “Perhaps my Lord will guide me to what is nearer than this to right conduct.”” (Quran 18:23-24)

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you’ve fallen once more.
you’ve failed yet again.
he tells you ‘you’ve lost,
give up, that will be
what’s best for you’.



but in that moment of despair,
remember that your Lord
is the Most Merciful,
and no matter what Shaytaan
tells you
He will always forgive you.


you may fall,
and fall a thousand times
over, but always remember:
never will the Mercy of your
Lord cease to reach you
unless you stop asking
Him for it.

—  diaryofaniqaabi // He will always forgive you

ـ الإمام ُ‏الباقرُ أو الإمام ُ‏الصّادقُ(: لايَكتُبُ المَلَكُ إلّا ما يَسمَعُ ، قالَ اللّه‏ُ عزّوجلّ: «وَاذْكُـرْ رَبَّكَ في نَفسِكَ»: لا يَعلمُ ثوابَ ذلكَ الذِّكرِ في نَفسِ العَبدِ غيرُ اللّه‏ِ تعالى.

Imam al-Baqir or Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘The angel only writes down what he hears, but when Allah, Mighty and Exalted, has said, “And remember your Lord within your heart…”, no one knows the reward of that remembrance in the heart of the servant except Allah, most High.’

—  Bihar al-Anwar, v. 5, p. 322, no. 7

Psalm 25:1-10 (NASB)
To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in You I trust,
Do not let me be ashamed;
Do not let my enemies exult over me.
Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed;
Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.

Make me know Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
For You I wait all the day.
Remember, O Lord, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses,
For they have been from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
According to Your lovingkindness remember me,
For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord.

Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in justice,
And He teaches the humble His way.
All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and truth
To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.

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The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) An Unexpected Journey (2012)

ـ الإمامُ‏الباقرُ أو الإمامُ‏الصّادقُ(: لايَكتُبُ المَلَكُ إلّا ما يَسمَعُ ، قالَ اللّه‏ُ عزّوجلّ: «وَاذْكُـرْ رَبَّكَ في نَفسِكَ»: لا يَعلمُ ثوابَ ذلكَ الذِّكرِ في نَفسِ العَبدِ غيرُ اللّه‏ِ تعالى.

‪Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, ‘The angel only writes down what he hears, but when Allah, Mighty and Exalted, has said, “And remember your Lord within your heart…”, no one knows the reward of that remembrance in the heart of the servant except Allah, most High.’

—  [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 5, p. 322, no. 7]

Holy Qur'an: Ibrahim (14:7)

ﻭَﺇِﺫْ ﺗَﺄَﺫَّﻥَ ﺭَﺑُّﻜُﻢْ ﻟَﺌِﻦْ ﺷَﻜَﺮْﺗُﻢْ ﻷََﺯِﻳﺪَﻧَّﻜُﻢْ ۖ ﻭَﻟَﺌِﻦْ ﻛَﻔَﺮْﺗُﻢْ ﺇِﻥَّ ﻋَﺬَاﺑِﻲ ﻟَﺸَﺪِﻳﺪٌ

Waith taaththana rabbukum lain shakartum laazeedannakum walain kafartum inna AAathabee lashadeedun

“And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favour]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe’.”

وَلَا تَقُولَنَّ لِشَيْءٍ إِنِّي فَاعِلٌ ذَٰلِكَ غَدًا
إِلَّا أَن يَشَاءَ اللَّهُ ۚ وَاذْكُر رَّبَّكَ إِذَا نَسِيتَ وَقُلْ عَسَىٰ أَن يَهْدِيَنِ رَبِّي لِأَقْرَبَ مِنْ هَٰذَا رَشَدًا
And never say of anything, “Indeed, I will do that tomorrow,
Except [when adding], "If Allah wills.” And remember your Lord when you forget [it] and say, “Perhaps my Lord will guide me to what is nearer than this to right conduct.
—  Qur’an, Surat Al-Kahf (18:23-24)
With the aid of Allah all will be well

Certain things are destined to happen to you,

trials sent by Allah to test your eemaan,

you either let them break you or make you,

with the aid of Allah all will be well,

don’t let a moment of sorrow take over,

because there are better days to come,

and if you feel like there is no hope anymore,

take sometime to remember your Lord,

for His remembrance is the cure,

to any pain you will ever endure,

He is The Merciful Al-Raheem,

The Forgiver who will pardon your bad deeds,

He is The All knowing Al-Aleem,

so when the shyataan whispers take heed,

the darkness you feel now will leave,

when you realise the only happiness is with speaking to your Lord,

Allah Al-Samee’ Al-’Aleem Al-Rahmaan Al-Raheem.

Friendly reminder that you do not need to educate the assholes on Facebook. Not now, not ever, but especially not to the detriment of your own mental health.

Remember your Audre Lorde: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

Some advice from surah Kahf:
You will never know everything. Humble yourself and keep yourself patient with those who constantly call out to their Lord. Never say of anything “I will do it tomorrow” w/o saying “If Allah wills” and remember your Lord when you forget. Be grateful for what Allah gives you and if you seek to meet Him then do righteous deeds and be free of associating any partners with He.