So my Dad had an appointment with the bank last friday morning and had to talk to the manager about the no-interest plan we were on because something had changed and he needed to see why and how it would affect us since we don’t want to deal in interest.
He ended up talking to her for 2 hours in her office and about what? Lol
He told me that she started crying within 10 minutes simply from happiness and pure disbelief because she was somehow always taught that looking into another faith would weaken your own beliefs and that she was told horrible things about Islam. She said she always wanted to know more about Islam but she was so, so frightened to even think about it, to even think about her curiosity, to even fathom the notion that it might not be that bad.
Dad just talked to her and reassured her and cleared up anything she was curious about and basically
Now she wants a Quran and wouldn’t even let my Dad leave because of all the questions she had about Islam.
Dad wasn’t even going to go that morning because he had a bad headache and wanted to go home instead before he’d have to go to Jumuah but he said something changed his mind and he ended up going and then just went straight to jumuah later.
SubhanAllah at how things work out.
“Indeed, Allah loves those who are constantly repentant and loves those who purify themselves.” (Surah al-Baqarah, 2:222)
Sincere Repentance: must meet five conditions (in order to be accepted), which are:
1. Sincerity to Allaah, the Most High: This is by the person doing it only for the sake of Allaah and seeking His reward and salvation from His punishment.
2. Remorse: for the sin that was committed, such that he is sad he did it and wishes he had never done it.
3. Ceasing to commit the sin immediately: If the sin was against Allaah, then he should (1) stop doing it if it was an unlawful act, or (2) hasten to do it if it was an obligation that he abandoned doing. And if the sin was against a created being (such as humans), then he should hasten to free himself from it, whether by returning it back to him or seeking his forgiveness and pardon.
4. Determination: to not go back to doing that sin again in the future.
5. The repentance should not occur before the time when its acceptance is terminated, either by death or by the sun rising from the west. Allaah says: “Repentance is of no effect for those who commit sins constantly until when death faces one of them, he says: Verily I repent now.” [Surah an-Nisaa, 4:18] The Prophet SAWS said: “Whoever repents before the sun rises from its west, Allaah will accept his repentance.” [Reported by Muslim]
Sheikh Muhammad As-Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen
My mother - who never got to finish high school and go onto college because of the war in Lebanon at the time - on marriage.
insha’Allah mom, insha’Allah.(via mendmyheart)
Harboring resentment towards anyone kills your heart and eats at your soul. Forgive for your own sake. Nobody is worth the pain, nobody is worth taking you away from your ability to move forward in life.
On the Last Day, all of us will look back at our lives. It is up to us whether we look back in regret at how we could have saved ourselves or look back in relief at how we have been saved.
Let today be the day you make a change in your life and return to Allah.
Just read this quote on Facebook and wanted to share:
I can’t brag about my love for God because I fail Him daily, but I can brag about His love for me because it never fails.
Subhanallah, how true.
one of our sisters in Islam, Soundos, is having a really really hard time. She and her family are really close to becoming homeless and need a lot of support and love (please spare your pity, none of that is needed).
Please inshaAllah, if you can at least visit her page and send a really nice message full of hope and reverence, I would really appreciate it. If not that, make sincere dua for her and her family, please.
InshaAllah Allah guides us all and provides us with continuing sustenance and patience.
don’t let something small hold you back from talking to God. even if you’re just lying in bed and lack the energy to get up out of bed, get into your prayer clothes and follow your whole ritual or whatever you do, just open your heart. you don’t need to do anything else when He is closer than your jugular vein. take Him as the familiar Friend He is in both ease and sorrow. in your good times remember gratitude, in your bad times remember gratitude too because He is going to be there when you are all alone. subhanAllah.
just talk to Him, He will listen.