supplications

“Perhaps you may be sleeping whilst the doors of the heaven are knocking with tens of supplications for you; by a poor person you aided, or a sad person you made happy, or a distressed person you brought relief to. Therefore, do not underestimate doing good at all.”
➻ Ibn Al-Qayyim

With dua, everything becomes easy. When you are sad, tired, confused or overwhelmed, make dua — it is the all-round weapon of the believer.

Prostrate, drop all your burdens and speak to Him. Ask for all that you need, utter whatever is in your chest. He already knows what you conceal or hold hidden. But He wants you to have faith in Him, to ask Him.
Know that your helplessness before Allah and your poverty to Him will be met with His Absolute Richness…

Is not Allah Al-Ghany, Al-Moghny (The Rich One, The Enricher)?
So make dua and know that Allah certainly Listens and Responds:

And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me — indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided. [Qur’an: Chapter 2, Verse 186] #sfzhstories

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deathchrist2000  asked:

Is it just me, or were the baddies in Star Trek Beyond a bunch of Evil Wizards?

I’m not sure. I’d have to think a lot more on it. Reiterating the definition of Evil Wizard:

an ‘evil wizard’ is a character that has no or little systemic power in the setting but is threatening to the protagonists via ‘extraordinary’ circumstances, powers, or other means.

I would say yes, maybe, in a technical sense. But I might not want to put Krall next to, say, Ganondorf, because he actually uses the systems of the Federation against itself– as <SPOILERS> he once was part of its former organization. 

He definitely has “extraordinary circumstances” and powers, but without the Federation’s own constructions, policies, and structure, he never would have been able to enact his master plan. Contrast this to Ganondorf who may supplicate to Hyrule, but never uses any Hylian system to get what he wants, basically ever… and doesn’t seem to destroy them, either, or replace it with his own rules.

And I think that Krall’s motif and main antagonistic drive is about the systems of the Federation– that they abandoned him, are weak, and can be turned against those who depend on them. That he’s <SPOILERS> a left-behind relic of a former point in humanity’s history: a xenophobic, profit-oriented and warlike one, and wants to inflict it on a civilization that’s moved on as a form of revenge.

Maybe there’s kind of some wiggle room for characters that use systems and policies of their enemies to wreak havoc, but don’t seek to actually gain power within or without those systems. Antagonists can be complex. I don’t really feel the same dissatisfaction with Krall as I do with the handling of Ganondorf, etc. And he’s definitely not a Shitty Wizard because his extraordinary extra-systemic abilities are effective in getting him a shot at what he wants.

‘Dua’ means to ask Allah directly for something. There is nothing that Allah cannot do, therefore Dua is basically the means of asking the creator to do something and Allah is capable of doing each and everything imaginable and the things that are beyond belief for the human mind. Rasullullah Allah’s Peace and blessings be upon him used to turn to Allah for every matter in life, be it small or big. However insignificant a task may be, as Muslims we have been instructed and advised to turn towards Allah in times of happiness and of sadness. If the mind is not connected to Allah, we will result in asking help from the creation of Allah.
—  Colours of Life

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَا أَنْتَ
بِكَ الْوُجُوْدُ
وَلَكَ الْسُّجُوْدُ
وَانْتَ الْحَقُّ الْمَعْبُوْدُ
. الْلَّهُمَّ أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنِّىْ
وَأَسْأَلُكَ زَوَالِى عَنّىِ


There is no God but YOU
Existence is by You,
Prostration is for You,
And You are the only worshiped truth{Haqq}
O Lord !!
I seek refuge with You from me,
And I beseech You that I am freed of me(Myself)

—  إبن عربي – Ibn Arabi
Du'aa is like a weapon, and a weapon is only as good as the person who is using it; it is not merely the matter of how sharp it is. If the weapon is perfect and free of faults, and the arm of the person using it is strong, and there is nothing stopping him, then he can lay waste the enemy. But if any of these three features is lacking, then the effect will be lacking accordingly.
—  Ibn Qayyum Al-Jawziyyah RA

Make a Dua List for Ramadan!

As we aim for a remarkably productive Ramadan, Insha Allah, it makes sense for us to prepare with deliberation and careful thought the duas we will focus on throughout the month. So ask yourself: “What are the duas that will change my life in the coming year?” and be absolutely certain that Allah (Glorified and Exalted is He) will answer them Insha Allah!

Read more about ‘Awesome Duas For an Awesome Year’: http://proms.ly/1hJzG9B

Ya Rabb,

Never ever have I felt this sorrow and it’s only because I’ve become distant from you.

This world drowned me in its intricacies and before I knew it I found myself drifting ashore.

Of your rope I want to never let go.

So even when I feel like I’m drifting away again, I know I have You with me.

Always….

Imam Ja`far [a] said,

“Whoever supplicates for 40 believers before supplicating for himself will have his supplication fulfilled.”

 محمد بن يعقوب، عن علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن هشام بن سالم، عن أبي عبدالله (عليه السلام) قال: من قدم أربعين من المؤمنين ثم دعا استجيب له

(al-Kafi)