talk to allah

Because this, right here? Needs to be talked about. Everything about this scene, every shot, every cut, speaks volumes.

From the way Sana worms her way past the people at the party to enter the bathroom, and as soon as the door shuts, the music stops. Because from here, her preparation for Salah has begun. She’s in a whole different mindset from here on out.

She performs the Wudhu (ablution), which is needed to done, before reading the Salah. From her actions, you can see her performing the same actions of washing her hands, her face, gargling etc, 3 times, because that is how the Wudhu is performed. This isn’t the complete Wudhu, there’s more bits to it, but you can get the rough idea.

Then, she squeezes her way past people, being extremely cautious that nothing and no one touches her, because now that she is in a clean state of performing Salah, even the slightest bit of uncleanliness touching her, like alcohol, etc, would mean she would have to do her Wudhu again.

After she enters the room, she takes her phone out, and like most Muslims, she will have a compass app on her phone, that, when she uses, will inform her which direction the Qiblah (the Ka’abah in Makkah) is in, since it is the direction we face to pray our Salah in.

Once she finds it, she places the mat into position, and shuts her eyes. This is the final bit of worldly contact she will have, before she has to cut herself off, and go into direct, one to one communication with Allah. Her closing her eyes? That is her focusing, or rather, switching her focus, from worldly, to Allah, and Allah only.

She raises her hands, and that’s the sign that she is now in Salah, reading Salah. And notice the way we can HEAR Sana pray. That’s something I have NEVER seen happen on TV, EVER before, where we can HEAR the person pray. And it’s just silence. Pure silence. Nothing but Sana in direct communication with Allah, talking to Allah, praising Allah, asking Allah to guide her.

And the final part, where she goes down into Sujood, where she places her head on the floor? That is the ULTIMATE position of worship. That position signifies just how much we need our Allah, how we’re literally, on the floor, in worship of him, prostrating, needing his assistance, his guidance. 

Talk about this scene. Talk about it. Because this? Is HUGE.

Some days you just need to talk to Allah. Pour everything out, even if it makes no sense. Allah understands. Allah knows even the things you forget to mention. Allah hears, Allah sees. Never forget that.

For my fellow Muslims who suffer from mental illness, I’d like to share a tip I learned from my wonderful counselor (who I miss so much now that I live out in the boonies and have no access to therapy services anymore).

She was non-Muslim, but upon learning that I was Muslim and learning a little about Islam and what I do during the day as a Muslim, ie praying five times a day, wudu, etc, she taught me to incorporate grounding techniques into my prayers as a way to keep consistent not only spirituality but also in my treatment of my OCD.

I tend to start missing prayer when I have an OCD related anxiety attack. So, she taught me to start using prayer when I’m having good days to teach myself to associate prayer with grounding techniques for when those bad days come. So, for example, every time you pray, either at the beginning, or the end, or both, do 10 deep breaths. Do some grounding techniques. The one she taught me was where you identify five things you can hear, five things you can feel, five things you can see and five things you can smell (if you can). And then, you go around again, this time finding four things of each, three things of each, two, one, etc. So, you do this during prayer (I usually do it afterwards when I do it) and you start implementing it before you have an anxiety attack. 

There is also another technique where you picture your problems written on the side of a train. In your mind, you see the train coming with your problems written on the side of it. You mentally watch the train go by, and then acknowledge the problem exists, but that you are not going to obsess over it, and then mentally watch the train go by, taking your obsessions over the problems with it. I tend to do that technique after making dua and talking to Allah about my problems, because then that helps me not to dwell after taking my worries to Allah and relieves my anxiety a bit.

I found this really helpful to help me not abandon prayer when I have a bad OCD day, or just a bad day in general, because I’ve associated my grounding techniques with prayer or dua, so now prayer is a calming experience for me, not just spiritually, but for treatment, as well. I’m not saying this is a perfect science or that you’ll never miss prayer again because of this, because I know those of us struggling with varying degrees of severity with mental illness will have some dark days. I’m just saying that this can helpful if prayer is something you would like to focus on while also coping with a mental illness. I hope it’s beneficial to someone out there.

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!

Islam also ordered men to be gentle towards women and to care for their feelings.🌹
The Prophet (PBUH) says:
“There is nothing that you spend for Allah’s sake but you will be rewarded for it, even the food that you raise up to your wife’s mouth”.
Agreed upon, Sahih Al Bukhari, Hadith 2591,3/1006, Sahih Muslim, Hadith#1628, 3/1251.
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➖Please be careful,
Not every time the person that excites you most isn’t necessarily going to make the best husband or wife.
It takes a lot to see past the glamor and glitter when you’re looking to get married and look for someone who’s going to be a loving companion that will stand by your side no matter what, and better you while also seeking to be bettered by you.

A wife and a husband should be regarded as friends for the sake of Allaah.
And that friendship is above material needs;
each encouraging the other one to do good deeds, which are pleasing to Allaah.
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When talking about marriage, Allah says:
“Your wives are a garment for you, and you are a garment for them.”
Qur'an (2:187)
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A garment may or may not fit perfectly - but either way, it covers imperfections, protects, and beautifies.
Garments also conceal the body and protect the wearer so that a husband and wife are each other’s protectors and helpers and each of them safeguards their partner’s honor shaping the state of marriage into a haven and a sanctuary where each should feel safe and secure, sheltered in one another’s care and guardianship.
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been thinking a lot about the “yousef stopped practising Islam because of even, what a good friend”-posts that has gone around since yesterday and i just want to point out that i do not believe that yousef, in fact, stop practice Islam to support his friend, especially since they’re not actually friends anymore. what i see hhappened with even and yousef was that yousef saw his friend trying to find something in the religion yousef was practising and that he couldn’t find the answers in it. yousef, in turn, started questioning, evaluating what he thought religion was and especially, what it was to him and found that he thought there were good things, like he told sana, but he also found that he felt better taking distance from it and separating himself from Allah. he didn’t do it for even, even only made him reevaluate, and yousef chose to step away for himself.

Even+Sana & S4.

Even and Sana - we already how great the prospect of having them two becoming and being 2 really, really great friends is - there’s no doubt in that. They’re a major BROTP.

But, whilst analysing S3 (because that’s what me and @josteninski have been doing all day everyday ever since S3 ended), a few very, very direct hints have pointed out exactly WHY Even and Sana’s friendship should - and could - be explored and be seen on screen in S4. If this was to happen, it’d be breaking down so many stereotypes and so many barriers, just like how Isak and Sana’s friendship did in S3. It’d form such an important relationship in S4 for a focus to be on, just like how at the end of S3, Magnus and Even’s little budding friendship became a focus, which there’s no doubt, will continue on in S4 too. And there’s PLENTY of proof in S3 as to exactly why Even/Sana could very well happen in S4.

  • Let’s start from the end and work our way backwards. The last dialogue that was spoken in the S3 finale began when Isak said this:

There’s very, very specific detailing here. 4 systems of belief are mentioned here: Allah, Jesus, The Theory of Evolution and Parallel Universes. These 4 were MAJOR points of discussion throughout S3, and related back to 3 characters:

Allah = Sana and Even (how so? I’ll explain further down as we go along).
The Theory of Evolution = Sana.
Jesus = Even (the Jesus tshirt, 21:21, Even dressing as God etc) and Isak’s Mum.
Parallel Universes = Even.

From the 3 characters, it’s Even and Sana who relate the most back to these 4 concepts - Sana taking 2, and Even equally taking 2. Even and Sana helped Isak, SO MUCH, in shaping his beliefs in S3. Even did, with making Isak learning to live in the now, and Sana did, by making Isak realise that fear doesn’t come from religion, and she became a guide for Isak to gain that courage to reach out to his Mum.

Everything happens on this show for a reason, for a parallel to occur, to come back full circle. I’ve got no doubt that that dialogue was a small hint, a doorway opening into S4, leading me to believe that one of the major focuses on S4 will be on Even and Sana, as friends, together. 

  • Which brings me nicely to my next point: Even and Sana meeting each other in the finale.

I mean, of course we know they’ve met before. Why did they need to show us this again? Your argument will be “because Sana came to return the 10% drugs to Isak, and Even was stood there, so naturally, it’d happen.” But, honestly? At this point in the season, did it even MATTER anymore if Sana gave Isak the 10% drugs or not? Not really. Isak would have been fine without them. He didn’t demand them back. And Sana’s a smart girl, she would have figured out what to have done with them to dispose of them. So honestly, what was the point of this scene - because there MUST have been a point. 

The point was: For Isak to become a bridge, connecting Even and Sana together. It was the EXACT same with Magnus and Even too. Isak introduced the boys to Even and vice versa, and from all the boys, it was Magnus ONLY that hugged Even. Later on, we’d come to find out that indeed, it was because Magnus understood Even, since Magnus’ Mum was bipolar too. That became a link for Magnus and Even, whose friendship, I’m sure, is gonna continue on in S4. I mean, in the finale, did you see how Magnus took on Even’s advice? Not Isak’s, or Jonas’ or Mahdi’s - he took on Even’s. And it worked for him and Vilde! It’s the EXACT same thing here, with Sana and Even too. Look at the look they both share in the GIF above - that’s a look of pure acknowledgment. Of, “I see you. I know who you are, by name now. And Isak’s our common ground.” Just like how Magnus and Even hugged, this is that, only in the form of appreciative glances here. 

But just like how with Magnus and Even, not only was Isak their common ground, but so was bipolar disorder. With Sana and Even, the common ground isn’t JUST Isak. It’s also: Islam.

  • This brings me very nicely to my next point. Even and Islam. Remember above when I said I’d discuss how Even related back to Isak talking about Allah? Well, here it is:

There’s a REASON why Sonja was made to say this specific dialogue so blatantly. And at first, as a Muslim myself, it just really, REALLY confused me up as to WHY they’d say this. Why would they say Even memorized the Qura’an - in Arabic no less. What does that have to do with anything? In fact, it COULD have been ANYTHING else Even could have done - but no, he chose to memorize the WHOLE Qura’an. He seeked out Islam when he felt like he needed it the most. He turned to Islam. Some may say that it was because, in his state of elevation, he did that. But, he still did it, nonetheless? And learning the Qura’an doesn’t just happen in one day. It takes YEARS. So Even doing this, within a year, even though it’s a very short time to learn the Qura’an, he still must have dedicated MONTHS towards learning it. And he learnt it.

Then, when we have Even calling out Emma on her generalisations about the LGBT+ community, Even uses “not all Muslims are terrorists” as an example to give his point of view. Yes, that is a very “go to” example, but it’s still used here. By Even. And now that we know that Even memorized the Qura’an, at a time when he needed to do a bit of soul searching and finding some answers, all of a sudden, it just makes even more sense? That Even knows about Islam. Even has some level of education about Islam.

And you know who else he has now, as a reference, in human form, regarding Islam?

Sana.

Which brings this all back full circle. And I’m SO excited to see how Even and Sana could be portrayed next season. I imagine Even would seek out Sana when he feels like he needs someone to speak to, because he turned to Islam last time, I wouldn’t be surprised if Even turns to Sana for support, or just as a friend in a time of need, or he goes to her to actually understand Islam and what he learnt about Islam, some more, by her. That’d then disclose to Sana, that Even’s learnt the entire Qura’an off by heart - and the discussions that could flow from that honestly give me goosebumps, in terms of Sana making Even understand what he learnt, or Sana giving Even insight, or Even understanding Sana and her struggles. We could see Sana open up to Even, and Even UNDERSTANDING that. 

This could be SUCH a GOOD SOLID friendship forming, with so MUCH representation being shown. Is it foolish of me to hope for so much between Even and Sana? Maybe it is. But there’s so much to fall back on in S3, that gives me that hope that we could see Even/Sana in S4! 

A couple years ago i used to have days and nights that were full of over thinking. I literally skipped classes bcs of the headache i had and the need of sleep.

Until i went to this lecture and he was talking about trusting Allah. I realized that i never thought of this.

Why would i break my head on issues meanwhile He is the one who has everything in control?

I can ask Him, and He will answer me, problem solved. Easy.

That night was the first one in a long time, i finally felt mentally this solace.

Day 23 - The 8 gates and 8 levels of Jannah

“And those who feared their Lord will be led to the Garden in crowds, until behold, they arrive there. Its gates will be opened, and its keepers will say: ‘Peace be upon you! You have done well! Enter here, to dwell therein.” (Quran 39:73)

The 8 Gates:

  1. Baabus Salaah: Those who were consistent in observing their Salaah will be granted entry through this door.
  2.  Baabul Jihad: Those who participated in Jihad will be granted entry through this door.
  3. Baabus Sadaqah: Those who frequently gave Sadaqah will be admitted into Jannah through this door.
  4. Baabur Rayyaan: The people who constantly observed the fast will be granted entry through this door.
  5. Baabul Hajj: Those who observe the pilgrimage will be admitted through this door.
  6.  Baabul Kaazimeenal Ghaiz Wal Aafina Anin Naas: This door is reserved for those who suppress their anger and pardon others.
  7. Baabul Aiman: This door is reserved for the entry of such people who are saved from reckoning and chastisement (The Awliyah).
  8. Baabuz Zikr: Those who excessively remembered Allah will be admitted through this door.

The 8 Levels:

  1. Jannat al- Adn:
    “Adn” means “recidence” and “eternal place”.“(If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of ‘Adn [‘Adn (Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success.” (Surah as-Saf 12)“Allah promiseth to the believers, men and women, Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide – blessed dwellings in Gardens of Eden. And – greater (far)! – acceptance from Allah. That is the supreme triumph.” (Surah at-Tawbah 72)
  2. Jannat al- Firdaws: 
    “Firdaws” means “garden which has all kinds of plants”. It is also described as the garden therein the grape vines. Because the Jannat al- Firdaws is over all jannahs and is superior to them, it is advised to be asked primarily. (Kutub-i Sitta)
  3. Jannat an-Naeem: “Naim” means a prosperous and peaceful life, living in wealth, welfare and blessings. “Lo! those who believe and do good works, their Lord guideth them by their faith. Rivers will flow beneath them in the Gardens of Delight. (Jannat-an Naim)” (Surah al Yunus, 9) 
  4. Jannat al- Mawa: 
    “Mawa” means “place to take refuge; dwelling, home.” This level is also mentioned as the abode for the martyred (shahid) and the Mumins. “But as for those who believe and do righteous deeds, for them are the Gardens of Retreat (Jannat al-Mawa)- a welcome (in reward) for what they used to do.” (Surah as- Sajdah, 19)
  5. Dar-ul Khuld:
    Khuld means being eternal, everlasting; eternity, immortality. “Say: Is that (doom) better or the Garden of Immortality (Dar-ul Khuld) which is promised unto those who ward off (evil)? It will be their reward and journey’s end.” (Surah al- Furqan, 15)
  6. Dar-ul Maqaam:
    Means “the essence place to stay, land to dwell eternally, the safe place.” “Who, of His grace, hath installed us in the mansion of eternity, where toil toucheth us not nor can weariness affect us.” (Surah al -Fatir, 35)
  7. Dar-us Salaam:
    Means home of peace and safety; abode of well-being. “For them will be the home of peace (Paradise) with their Lord. And He will be their Protector because of what they used to do.” (Surah al An`am, 127) Dar al-salaam is a place where its speech is salaam—meaning free of all negative and evil talk. As Allah (swt) describes, “They will not hear therein ill speech or commission of sin – Only a saying: ‘Peace, peace,’” (Qur’an, 56:25-26). It is dar al-salaam because there will be no enmity nor hatred among the inhabitants of Paradise. The Prophet ﷺ said, “They will neither have differences nor hatred amongst themselves; their hearts will be as if one heart,” (Bukhari). 
  8. Illiyyun:
    The highest level of Jannah for the most perfect muslims. “No! Indeed, the record of the righteous is in ‘illiyyun. And what can make you know what is ‘illiyyun? It is [their destination recorded in] a register inscribed” – 83:18-20. Nay!, verily, the record of the pious, that is, the record of the deeds of the believers who were sincere in their faith, is in ‘Illiyyūn — this is said to be the book [containing] all the good deeds of the angels and the believers from among the two heavy ones [sc. mankind and jinn]; but it is also said to be a place below the Throne in the seventh heaven.

Request: “Can you do an imagine where Damian and his s/o try to go out to the movies to just be together but his older brothers are in the background running commentary and embarrassing him? I feel like that would be adorable 😂☺”

A/N: You are both 16-17 years old

“This was a terrible idea.” Damian whispered quietly, turning around to glare at his brothers, a couple rows behind them. Other movie watchers shushed the giggling brothers, Jason and Duke especially. Damian turned back around, adjusting to steady the popcorn bowl.

“Your brothers seem…” You whispered, turning around to smile back at them. “Nice. Excited really.”

“They’re obnoxious.” You both continued to enjoy the movie, ignoring the occasional talking from behind, Damian sighing “Allah please” every once a while. Throughout the movie you noticed Damian’s phone blinking, he checked it a few times before he grew frustrated and turned the phone off entirely.

“Damian.” You both heard a whisper from behind, Dick, who earned a shush from others. “Sorry, one sec. Damian.” The whisper grew even harsher only for Damian to ignore it. “Make a move.” Both you and Damian scoffed at the brothers, turning around giving them a look, yet you were the only one to chuckle earning a look from Damian.

“What?” You asked, smiling at him. “They’re funny. I mean if you weren’t gonna make one I was.”

“I…” He felt loss of words. “It is our third date.”

“Technically, first.” You immediately corrected, not trying to hide the fact you were annoyed by the thought. “The first two you had to leave due to important family business.”

“My apologies.” He continued to face the movie, he didn’t know how to deal with the situation, his brothers continuing to be their noisy selves. Damian never even told them, it baffled him how they found out. You groaned, lifted the cup holder and arm hooked with your embarrassed date.

“This is as far as we’re going until we go on a proper date that doesn’t include family business nor your brothers.” You assured, leaning you head on him only for the both of you to groaned once more at the cheering brothers who were shushed even louder.

Biography of Prophet Muhammad - SAW

Biography of Prophet Muhammad - SAW

40 Lessons by Holy ProphetMuhammad (S.A.W)

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01. Refrain from sleeping between fajr and Ishraq, Asr and Maghrib, Maghrib and Isha.

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02. Avoid sitting with smelly people. i.e (onion)

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03. Do not sleep between people who talk bad before sleeping.

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04. Don’t eat and drink with your left hand.

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05. Don’t eat the food that is taken out from your teeth.

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06. Don’t break your knuckles.

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07. Check your shoes before wearing it.

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08. Don’t look at the sky while in Salaat.

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09. Don’t spit in the toilet.

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10. Don’t clean your teeth with charcoal.

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11. Sit and wear your trousers.

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12. Don’t break tough things with your teeth.

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13. Don’t blow on your food when it’s hot but u can fan it.

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14. Don’t look for faults of others.

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15. Don’t talk between iqamath and adhan.

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16. Don’t speak in the toilet.

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17. Don’t speak tales about your friends.

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18. Don’t antagonize your friends.

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19. Don’t look behind frequently while walking.

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20. Don’t stamp your feet while walking.

21. Don’t be suspicious about your friends.

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22. Don’t speak lies at anytime.

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23. Don’t smell the food while you eat.

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24. Speak clearly so others can understand.

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25. Avoid travelling alone.

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26. Don’t decide on your own but do

consult others who know.

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27. Don’t be proud of yourself.

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28. Don’t be sad about your food.

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29. Don’t boast.

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30. Don’t chase the beggars.

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31. Treat your guests well with good heart.

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32. Be patient when in poverty.

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33. Assist a good cause.

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34. Think of your faults and repent.

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35. Do good to those who do bad to you.

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36. Be satisfied with what you have.

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37. Don’t sleep too much - it causes forgetfulness.

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38. Repent at least 100 times a day (Istighfaar).

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39. Don’t eat in darkness.

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40. Don’t eat mouth-full.

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‘Send to others to remind them’.

—————————————- -May Allah bless you…! Aameen.

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Love is real.

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Why do we sleep in the masjid but stay awake in parties?

——————————————-Why is it so hard to talk to Allah but so easy to gossip?

—————————————— Why is it so easy to ignore a Godly text message but re-send the nasty ones?

—————————————–Are u going to send this to ur friends or are u going to ignore it?

——————————————Allah said: “if u deny me in front of ur friends, i will deny u on the day of Resurrection”

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If each muslim says astaghfirullah wa atubu ilaih 3 times now and forward, in a few seconds billions will have said it and You’ve got nothing to loose so pass on…..