Establishment on Earth:“Allah has promised, to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will, of a surety, grant them in the land, inheritance (of power), as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion, the one which He has chosen for them and that He will change (their state), after the fear in which they (lived), to one of security and peace: They will worship Me (alone) and not associate any partner with Me. If any do reject Faith after this, they are rebellious and wicked.” [Al Qur’an 24:55]
A good life: “Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has Faith, verily, to him will We give a new Life, a life that is good and pure and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions.” [Al Qur’an 16:97]
Protection: “Verily Allah will defend (from ill) those who believe, verily, Allah loves not any that is a traitor to faith or shows ingratitude.” [Al Qur’an 22:38]
Allah will never grant the disbelievers a way over the believers: “And never will Allah grant to the unbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers” [Al Qur’an 4:141]
Deliverance from darkness into light: “Allah is the Protector of those who have faith; from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the evil ones, from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be companions of the fire, to dwell therein (For ever).” [Al Qur’an 2:257]
No fear and no grief: “Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” [Al Qur’an 2:277]
Allah will pay them in full: “As to those who believe and work righteousness, Allah will pay them (in full) their reward, but Allah loves not those who do wrong.” [Al Qur’an 3:57]
The grace and kindness of Allah: “…for Allah is full of grace to those who believe.” [Al Qur’an 3:152]
Allah will be with you: “…for verily Allah is with those who believe.” [Al Qur’an 8:19]
Noor (Light): “One Day shall you see the believing men and the believing women, how their Light runs forward before them and by their right hands: (their greeting will be): “Good News for you this Day, gardens beneath which flow rivers, to dwell therein for forever. This is indeed the highest Achievement” [Al Qur’an 57:12]
Jannah: “Give glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that their portion is Gardens, beneath which rivers flow. Every time they are fed with fruits therein, they say: “Why, this is what we were fed with before,” for they are given things in similitude; and they have therein companions pure (and holy), and they abide therein (for ever).” [Al Qur’an 2:25]
Forgiveness/Maghfirah: “To those who believe and do deeds of righteousness has Allah promised forgiveness and a great reward” [Al Qur’an 5:9]
Peace and security:“It is those who believe and confuse not their beliefs with wrong that are (truly) in security, for they are on (right) guidance.” [Al Qur’an 6:82]
Blessings/Barakah:“If the people of the towns had but believed and feared Allah, we should indeed have opened out to them (all kinds of) blessings from heaven and earth, but they rejected (the truth), and We brought them to book for their misdeeds.” [Al Qur’an 7:96]
Guidance/Hidayah: “Those who believe, and work righteousness, their Lord will guide them because of their faith, beneath them will flow rivers in gardens of bliss.” [Al Qur’an 10:9]
A good ending: “For those who believe and work righteousness, is (every) blessedness, and a beautiful place of (final) return.” [Al Qur’an 13:29]
Steadfastness and firmness/Thibaat: “Allah will establish in strength those who believe, with the word that stands firm, in this world and in the Hereafter; but Allah will leave, to stray, those who do wrong, and Allah does what He wills.” [Al Qur’an 14:27]
Protection from Shaitaan: “No authority has he (i.e. Shaitaan) over those who believe and put their trust in their Lord.” [Al Qur’an 16:99]
No effort will be wasted: “As to those who believe and work righteousness, verily We shall not suffer to perish the reward of any who do a (single) righteous deed.” [Al Qur’an 18:30]
Allah will erase the evil: “Those who believe and work righteous deeds, from them shall We blot out all evil (that maybe) in them, and We shall reward them according to the best of their deeds.” [Al Qur’an 29:7]
Victory: “We will, without doubt, help our Messengers and those who believe, (both) in this world’s life and on the Day when the Witnesses will stand forth” [Al Qur’an 40:51]
The mercy of Allah/Rahmah: “Then, as to those who believed and did righteous deeds, their Lord will admit them to His Mercy. That will be the achievement for all to see.” [Al Qur’an 45:30]
The protection and friendship of Allah: “Without doubt, amongst men, the nearest of kin to Ibrahim, are those who follow him, as are also this Messenger and those who believe: And Allah is the Wali [protecting friend] of those who have faith.” [Al Qur’an 3:68]
Love for them:“Verily, those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, the Most Gracious will bestow love for them.” [Al Qur’an 19:96]
Allah will save you:“In the end We deliver Our Messengers and those who believe (to safety) Thus is it fitting on Our part that We should deliver those who believe.” [Al Qur’an 10:103]
“Our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maula (Patron, Supporter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people.”
I always find myself questioning the things I do, even if I was the one who opted to do it from the beginning. I frequently ask myself whether I’m doing the right thing. Whether there’s any good in the things I choose to put myself in. The school I go to, the activities I join, the events I attend, the friends I choose to keep. Are my decisions going to benefit my future or are they just a waste of time? I wonder if I’m really doing anything right these days. You see, I have always had this fear in me. This fear I can’t specifically explain. I often am afraid if I make the wrong choices, especially when I have to make big important life decisions. What if my plans don’t work out? Who will I be in 10 years? Will I ever really figure it out?
I hate self-doubt. You know when they say we are our own biggest critics, they’re hella right.
Sometimes, the plans that I have for myself, are not exactly the plans that Allah has for me. I get myself in a relationship, and it ends tragically. I take up a course I thought I’m good at, and later fail miserably. I apply for a scholarship, but then find out I was rejected. I plan to graduate on time, but got sick and am told to defer my studies. All these circumstances, it all leads to self-doubt. Will I ever be good enough for anything?
A few days ago, I was reading Surah Al-Kahf and stumbled upon a verse that struck a chord with me. It was so beautiful I made it my phone’s wallpaper lol. The verse goes:
“Except “if Allah wills.” And remember your Lord when you forget & say “May my Lord guide me to what is right” (18:24)
Perfect timing. This verse isn’t only a do’a but also a statement of optimism. “Asa” according to the arabic language is a verb used to express hope. Subhanallah, Allah is teaching us that the most fundmental thing we need is His guidance. He is teaching us that in the end, He knows best what is good for us and all we have to do is give our best in the things we do. The rest is Allah’s job. I learnt that if we do what is good, our effort will never go to waste, even if things don’t turn out the way we want it. Our compensation is with Allah.
The verse screams optimism. It says “when you forget” because whenever something bad/failure befalls us, we tend to lose hope. We are bound to feel lost & confused. Been there a lot of time. So this powerful verse is telling us ‘no, don’t give up, hang in there and ask Allah to guide you’. He created us, He created the stars and the universe, so He definitely knows what is best for us. Whatever happens yesterday, stays there. If we have failed in the past, that failure should not dictate our future.
“Amazing is the affair of the believer, verily all of his affair is good and this is not for no one except the believer. If something of good/happiness befalls him he is grateful and that is good for him. If something of harm befalls him he is patient and that is good for him” (Saheeh Muslim #2999)
So I guess we will never really have all the answers, but it’s perfectly okay, What we do know is that we can always ask Allah to guide us to what’s the best for us.
As long has we put our trust in him, we are in good hands.
lmao muslim women only wear hijab because koran says that women body is dirty and you can only show your body to your father or man. koran control women. i'm happy that i'm human who independently and made independently decisions. not follow some misogyny book writen by man god who thinks men are better than women. religons are shit. believe in yourself not in some god man.
first of all, thank you for hiding behind the anonymous icon and judging me for a small piece of cloth i put on my head, it just proves how ignorant you are <3
now let me tell you a few things about the quran (yes, quran not Koran), all too often, people read the quran selectively, taking phrases out of context,
use it for whatever point they want to make and i think you’re one of those people. unlike what you believe, islam is not a religion where women sit and take orders, actually I do not know of another religious tradition in which women were so central, so present, so active in its formative history, from the first years of islam women scholars taught judges and imams, issued fatwas, and traveled to distant cities. Some made lecture tours across the Middle East. the real question here is
“Are Men and Women Equal Before Allah?” and any person with a brain, who read the quran knows that the answere to this question is YES just one example is the verse 4:43 from sourat a’nissa’ ( the women), it starts by saying men and women are created “from one soul.” So the Koran starts from the assumption of absolute equality in creation.
“what do you think about all violent thing in writen in koran? murder, rape, violence, about men controlling everything women do? “ wow what kind of quran did you read??? bc the quran i read wasn’t like this, it was quite the opposit actually, the principle reason of fighting in Islam is self-defensive
“To those against whom war is made, permission is given (to fight), because they are wronged; and verily, God is most powerful for their aid…If God did not defend one set of people by means of another, then monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of God is commemorated in abundant measure, would surely have been destroyed…” (22:39-40)
Further, Muslims are commanded not to be aggressive: “Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for God loveth not transgressors” (2:190) In addition, when the enemy inclines toward peace, Muslims are commanded to cease hostilities: “But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace” (8:61). The guiding principle of Islam with respect to non-Muslims is one of tolerance and mutual respect, plain and simple: “God does not forbid you from dealing kindly and justly with those who do not fight you for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes: for God loveth those who are just.” (60:8) now let’s talk about hijab. Muslim society prizes female modesty.
Hijab frees women from being thought of as sexual objects of desire or from being valued for their looks, or body shape rather then their minds and intellect. No longer slaves to consumerism, hijab liberates women from the need to conform to unrealistic stereotypes and images dictated by the media. Women wearing hijab have expressed that dressing modestly and covering their hair, minimises sexual harassment in the workplace. The aura of privacy created by hijab is indicative of the great value Islam places upon women.
Hijab can be a symbol of piety and it can be a sign of great inner strength and fortitude. A woman wearing hijab becomes a very visible sign of Islam that’s why,
in the last 30 years hijab has emerged as a sign of Islamic consciousness. Many women see wearing the hijab as indicative of their desire to be part of an Islamic revival, especially in countries where the practice of Islam is discouraged or even forbidden.
whew that was long, sorry if i made many mistakes english isn’t my first language (not even 2nd), thank you.
Did you do it? Did you lie? Tell a teacher something bad happened when really you just overslept. Asked for an extension when you simply procrastinated and didn’t honor the time given to you. Said it was studying at the library when really it was something else.
Did you rebel against your parents good wishes. When she asked you to stay home did you storm out. When he asked you for a favor did you scoff. When mom tugged on your shirt to cover a little bit more of your behind, did you shove her hand away.
Did you steal? Added an extra hour on the timesheet when you actually left early.
Did you kiss someone you didn’t have the right to touch? Did you do it. Did you lose yourself in zinna and can’t remember how you got there. How the hands touched places it shouldn’t have.
Did you watch it. The scene you said you would skip through. The website you memorized on private mode or incognito even though the angels don’t need a browsing history to write down.
Did you smoke cause ‘it isn’t that bad’ and you once heard a rumor that there’s a difference of opinion. Did you drink because it was just there.
Did you say it. The swear rolled off the tongue didn’t it? Did you say it. That you don’t talk bad about other people but she’s just such a *bleep* and she did this to you. Did you say it, the story you don’t even know the truth behind but put together from istagram and snaps and whispers.
Did you wear it to fulfill the command of Allah and rip it off when it got difficult.
Did you leave salaah for hours or days or months. Did you pray your salaah with motions and words to just fulfill it but not think.
Did you get upset. Mad at Allah for not answering and mutter to yourself how could He do this. Did you scream into your pillow that God hates you and forget His mercy?
Big or small sins, did you do them?
From last Ramadan until this one - do your sins fill your palms, or do they pour down like the rain. Or maybe you can’t even contain your own self during Ramadan.
Did you do things the world doesn’t know about. That if the sin were to appear etched on your face, even your closest friends wouldn’t come near you no longer.
Did you do everything on this post. Or just some. Or just one.
Does it feel like you’re a fake. You being religious this month. Do you feel like a fake to your own self. Like a hypocrite.
Do you want a redo. Let’s redo life again.
How about another lifetime. Enough to wipe out the mountains and seas of sin.
That’s why people obsess over laylatul qadr.
To the ones who have a hard time believing in Allah mercy - believe it. He gave a night to redeem a lifetime. A night better than 83 years. A night where any good deed get’s 83 years of it marked on your record, and more.
A night when all the angels are told to leave their posts. To go down and give to the people their duas, and Allah’s salaam.
A night where fate literally changes. Because you asked your merciful Lord. And His words are the truth - His book is the truth - if He says He grants with mercy that night of laylatul qadr - then who are you to hold your sins against yourself.
Your sin - is it bigger than His mercy, or truer than His book?
—- Surah Qadr —-
Verily! We have sent it (this Qur'an) down in the night of Al-Qadr. And what will make you know what the night of Al-Qadr is?
The night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months.
Therein descend the angels and the Ruh [Jibrael] by Allah’s Permission with all Decrees.
Peace! (All that night, there is Peace and Goodness from Allah to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn.
To all those suffering from sadness or depression, know that it isn’t your fault. It isn’t because you’re weak. It isn’t because you’re just not grateful enough. It isn’t because you’re just not religious enough. It isn’t because you don’t have enough faith. It isn’t because God is angry with you. To all the well-meaning people who tell you this, just smile. And know deep in your heart that the tests of God come in different forms to different people. And know that, by the help of God, every test can become a tool to get closer to Him. And that, verily, with hardship come ease–and like all things of this world–this too shall pass.
Just because I share Islamic reminders and posts, this does not mean I am claiming to be a perfect or amazing Muslim, pretending to be pious, or think I am a better person or more religious than others.
I’m just sharing because ‘verily, reminders benefit the believers’, and literally everything is about myself first and foremost.
“I am composing a piece, of which… I shall endeavour to prevail upon her to act the principal character. The title is ‘the way to get him, for the benefit of all single ladies who desire to be married.’ You will ask her, if she has any objection to taking a part in this piece, and tell her that, if am not much mistaken in her, I am sure she will have none. For your own part, your business now is to study ‘the way to keep him’—which is said to be much the most difficult task of the two; though in your case I verily believe it will be an easy one, and that to succeed effectually you will only have to wish it sincerely. May I only be as successful in pleasing you, and may you be as happy as I shall ever wish to make you.” - Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Schuyler (Oct 5, 1780).
“My dear son, always remember that your wife is your life partner, for better or for worse; don’t be harsh with her, even if you are angry with her. Follow this advice, and consider it my treasure to you:
1. Always bear in mind that you have married a woman, not a man.
2. Don’t try to be victorious over her in every battle.
3. Give her a completely free reign in her home and do not interfere at all in her affairs.
4. Continuously praise her, especially in front of your family and pay extra attention to her in their presence.
5. Know as much as you can about her; be sensitive and pick up on subtle changes.
6. Surprise her with a gift on a day she is not expecting it, and give her little gifts from time to time.
7. Send her loving text messages once in a while.
8. Do not spy on her, and beware of doubting her and being overly suspicious.
9. Be keen to satisfy her physical and emotional needs.
10. Have a strong personality without being stern and obscene.
11. Don’t communicate what happens between the two of you to your mother.
12. Give her your ear, she’ll give you her heart and mind.
13. Kindness, kindness, kindness.
14. Understand the extent of the pressure she faces, then see if you appreciate what she does.
15. Always pamper her and massage her from time to time.
16. Call her from work, not to ask about dinner, but to say, "I love you”.
17. Remain composed during any conflict; neither raise your voice nor utter unbecoming words.
18. Honour her parents and speak well of them and invite them.
19. Pay attention to personal hygiene, especially your mouth (breath); and take a bath at least once a day.
20. Use lovely nicknames and address her with terms of endearment.
21. Be merciful and loving, verily, those with big hearts always win.
22. Let her feel how valuable she is, how much you need her and that you are proud of her.
23. Overlook trivial matters and rise above lowly matters; don’t be nitpicky.
24. Bury past negative stances and forget them (let bygones be bygones).
25. Ask her how her day went everyday.
26. Stand by her in any disagreements with your children, and share your thoughts with her when alone with her.
27. Spend on her from the bank of sweet words without limit.
28. When you get home, look for her before anything else.
29. Don’t minimize her feelings and needs.
30. Go out with her from time to time alone, with no kids.
31. When she’s ill, be gentle with her and care for her.
32. If you hurt her feelings, be extra kind to her and apologize.
33. Be keen to keep a smile; it is cheaper than electricity, but brighter.“
BLOGGING FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE: LIFE AFTER THE TROUBADOUR
This is gonna get really long, so I apologize in advance, but I feel like the story of the whole day should be told. So, I’m going to go through the getting tickets through a show recap. Continue if you’re interested.