“The (right) path always starts with trials and tribulations. Then comes the period of patience and reliance upon Allah: and (then) the end is enlightenment, guidance and victory.”—Ibn Al Qayyim (via muslimahbyheart)
If I die at a young age or unexpectedly, don’t dwell on how much of a shock it is. Make duaa for me. Forgive me. Pray for jannah for me. Pray for ease for my family. That is how you can prove your love for me.
Another ship sunk today (18/4) in Flores, Indonesia with 100 crews in it. Earthquake in Mexico, the Sewol ferry tragedy in South Korea, the erruption of Sinabung in Indonesia, the missing plane MH370, the riots happened in several countries. Instead of #PrayForSouthKorea, #PrayForIndonesia or #PrayForMexico, we probably should #PrayForTheWorld instead. These whole things were so heartbreaking :(
Being older than most of you I can tell you that your perception changes a lot as you mature. On the same note maturity and wisdom does not always come with age if we do not learn from our experiences and reflect upon them. When I was a 21 year old I saw the world much differently than I see it today. I have been introduced to many realities that before I was naive about. I still have much to learn but I urge all of you to constantly seek knowledge and focus on improving one’s self. Do not put much credence in the negative opinions of people because they too will be judged right next to you.
Try making an impact in your own life and then the lives of others. Never feel like you don’t matter because you do. Everyone has the propensity to become something great …what that greatness entails is entirely up to you.
“It’s funny though, how in this normal struggle to come closer to Allah, people closest to me may label me as “religious” or whatever term they want. But I smile and think to myself, I am just a typical human who is trying to search for truth and work hard to learn about Islam, something which I’m already born into. I see some converts and mashaAllah, they are much ahead of me in following and keeping up with knowledge about the Deen, so I think, where does that place me?”—Ola Alghazzouli. Please read the full article, too! ^_^ (via aneesahs)
I pray that the brothers and sisters who passed away in Nigeria are in a better place. I can’t believe this is still happening, but don’t worry Allah Subantala will handle these unjust organizations. Extremists think they are doing us a favor…do us a favor and stop attacking and killing our loved ones. Islam never condones violence and never will. When you look at the Muslim countries it’s about standing up together against oppression and hurting others. Think about the day of Judgement when you stand in front of the Almighty and answer his questions. Let’s pray for those who were affected in this attack and other hate crime’s. Peace and blessings to all my brothers and sisters. Love you all for the sake of Allah.
“Allah - glorified and exalted is He! - does not change a decree
which He has destined for His creation until creation is content
with it. Someone who does not accept the decree of Allah with
regard to afflictions, for instance, will continue to suffer afflictions. If one wishes Allah to remove the decree from him, they
should say, “I am pleased with the decree of Allah Almighty,” and
praise Allah for all that befalls them.”—Shaykh El-Shaarawy (via menaraus)
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon. I’m sure we’ve all visited IslamQA at some point or another, and have come across Sh. M. Al-Munajjid. His son, Anas, was killed today due to multiple stab wounds in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. May He grant them sabr and forgive Anas of his sins.
Assalaamu alaykum, my really good friend’s aunty died while on holiday, after falling off a veranda and I’d really apreciate it if you kept her and her family in your precious duaa. SubhaanAllah she was even planning to go to Umrah from there but Allah(SWT) had planned her life to end before hand. She wasn’t even in her home country, she was on a holiday! Never think you can escape death. You could die at anytime, anywhere. Allah(SWT) says: “Every soul shall taste death” (21:35)
God tests different people with different trials because everyone has a different level of patience. This is a mercy from God because even though everyone has different tests, they all seek a solution to their problems from the same Lord.
I’m a relatively (but not extremely) new revert to Islam, and I’m trying to find support. :) The area where I live has a literally nonexistent Muslim population, so I have been on my own for some time. I hope to be welcomed into the arms of my brothers and sisters in the faith.
It’s beautiful how Allah uses the word flee. It’s so much more urgent then “come” or “return”. But in a way it’s also reassuring because Allah literally is telling us He is the escape. To flee is to leave your comfort zone into safety, and that’s literally what Islam is to us in this dunya.
Allah protects and takes care of us in ways and in places we would never expect. And oftentimes we don’t even realize how in need we are of Him. But He is our Creator and we wouldn’t even exist if He decided against it. In our saddest loneliest moments we should consider the breaths we take. How automatic and instinctual they are. They’re a reminder, a sign that we’re never alone. We have Him. He’s taking care of us. He is our Sustainer. Truly.
“If your heart is broken, know that He is Al Jabbar, the One who mends. If your heart is dead, know that the One who can give life to the dead body, can give life to your dead heart.”—Yasmin Mogahed (via aeryie)
And your Lord says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.” [Qur’an 40:60]
God continues in this verse to say that it is they who are too proud or arrogant to worship (in this case, make dua) who are in the wrong. So when you see people asking for duas for themselves or for whomever, and it seems ‘selfish,’ it’s not. Because God commanded you (ادْعُونِي— Call upon Me) to ask so that He will respond.
Let’s remember to humble ourselves so that we may receive the blessings of our supplications. Because simply by calling unto God, He will respond.
I find it absolutely mesmerizing when brothers and sisters unite together and pray together..seriously not only for Jummah but anywhere. I love that comfort that no matter what our race, or social status is that we pray to the Almighty. It’s just a reminder that we are here for a bigger purpose and we support each other in the end. We are one and will continue to unite around the world. Another great feeling is when you read a Surah from the Quran and you think about there has to be someone else somewhere else that is reading the same Surah or even same verse. Peace and blessings to all the brothers and sisters around the world. I seriously love all of you for the sake of Allah Subantala.