My granddad passed away this morning innalilahi waina illaihi rajioon. May Allah forgive his sins and grant him a place in Jannah.
Please keep him and my family in your duas.
A little prayer for the strugglers (I’m with you):
The Prophet (sa) would say every morning and evening, “Allah, I seek solace in you from hamm and hazn.”
Hamm means things we’ve experienced in the past that sadden and worry us. Hazin are things in the future that scare us and sadden us. Allah is al-Qadīr and al-Rahīm.
May Allah lift the hamm and hazin from us, relieve our burdens and grant us the faith to soar above dark times. Stay strong and know that there are others going through what you are going through, even Imams and activists. You are not alone!
With faith, worship and community, you can do it - with God’s help, you got this. “Indeed, Allah’s help is (constantly) close.”
Even though I don’t know you, consider my prayers as a crutch with you at every tear and sad feeling. My prayers are not strong - I’m in need of yours more. But everyone holding on to their faith amongst the rocky seas of life, I love you for the sake of Allah and I’m happy to share in the struggle with you. Have a great Sunday!
Sunday, March 30th, 2014
The explanation of hamm and hazn just blew my mind. I’ve known that dua for years and loved it when I read the translation but now it means so much more.
Mariam “Al-Astrolabiya” Al-Ijliya: Why she kicks ass
- She lived in the tenth century in Aleppo, Syria and was a famous scientist who designed and constructed astrolabes.
- Astrolabes were global positioning instruments that determine the position of the sun and planets, so they were used in the fields of astronomy, astrology and horoscopes. They were also used to tell time and for navigation by finding location by latitude and longitude. They were also used to find the Qibla, prayer times, and determine starting days for Ramadan and Eid.
- Mariam Al-Ijliya came from a family of engineers and manufacturers, like her father and many engineers, she was a student of a certain Bitolus, who was a well known manufacturer of astrolabes in Baghdad and she in turn became his student. Her hand-crafted designs were so intricate and innovative that she was employed by the ruler of the city, Sayf Al Dawla, from 944 AD until 967 AD.
On the left is a gif showing the change in seasons throughout the year, and on the right is a beating heart.
Anyone else see the similarities?
“Have they not observed things that Allaah has created…?”
It’s difficult to keep everyone in your du’a. But try to include general groups in your prayers as often as you can.
Pray for the deceased, that Allah ease the journey of their souls. Pray for those who died as martyrs. Pray to God for the oppressed everywhere, that they find relief in this world and that the Hereafter is good for them. Pray that the sick are granted shifa and that their sins are expiated. Pray for all the brothers and sisters who are looking to get married, for Allah to send them righteous spouses who elevate their imaan and make them happy. Pray that our parents forgive us for our shortcomings and that we raise children who are better believers than us. Pray that we are all guided to the Straight Path and die with the shahadah in our tongue and heart.
Whoever met me would have refused to greet me
And they would have shunned me and be disgusted with my friendship
And I would have drawn on myself disgrace after honour
But You covered my faults and defects,
And You bore my sin and my tyranny
So all Praise is to You, and all commendations
With my thoughts, my limbs and my tongue…
Hey guys, this little angel lives in my area and just went through her first round of chemo without her mom by her side because she’s pregnant and can’t be around the radiation. This angel isn’t doing so well so I’m asking to please pray for her. Please reblog to spread this around to get more prayers from everybody. The power of prayer is amazing. Thanks.
🙏 Prayers to her .
You got this baby
— Ibn Al-Jawzee (via gordo10bx)
Life is hard and let’s face it, none of us walk into a relationship without issues and life throws curve balls all the time, which expose your flaws and weaknesses. So marriage is hard work, because it’s incredibly easy to become complacent in your relationship, because it’s so familiar and in the process forgetting that as life is changing you, it’s also changing the other person and to keep up with that progress. To remain in touch with your spouse’s needs and at the same time being honest about your own growth and needs… It’s the constant stopping and checking up on your relationship, nurturing it, but allowing yourself to grow is hard. It’s hard because life isn’t romantic sunset walks on the beach, it’s international deployments, infertility, relocations, financial strain, illness, occupational stress, dysfunctional families and nowhere to be seen friends. Marriage is hard because you promised that you will never give up and sometimes giving up feels like it would be the easiest thing to do.
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan:
“It is worse to be hopeless about the forgiveness of Allah than to sin.”
(al-Ittihaf, p. 524)
"Knowledge is a comforting friend in times of loneliness, it is the best companion during travels, and it is the inner friend that speaks to you in privacy.
Knowledge is the discerning proof of what is right and what is wrong, and it is the positive force that will help you surmount the trials of comfort, as well as those of hardships.
Knowledge is your most powerful sword against your enemy, and finally it is your most dignifying raiment in the company of your close companions.”
- Hilyat-ul Awliya Wa Tabaqat Al-Asfiya
My great uncle just passed away. Please keep him in your prayers.