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.
— Yasmin Mogahed (via aeryie)
Even Shaitan’s du’a was answered by Allah. (7:14-15)
Make du’a, be patient, and put your trust in Allah.
Allama Tabatabai, Kernel of the Kernel, pgs. 78-9.
"God’s greatness extends to even those who deny him" - Hamza Yusuf
Verse 60 in Surat Ghāfir (The Forgiver) reads:
وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ ۚ
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.
"Flee unto Allah"
- Surat Adh-Dhāriyāt, Verse 50
God bless every mother who has held back tears to cradle us, kiss us, and tell us stories until we fell asleep. Every mother who had only seconds to wipe away her tears and paint a smile the moment you naively begged her to color with you. Every mother who performs miracles by respiring on the spot, reanimating her every limb, so to give her children a happiness even she is foreign to.
Abu Ali, the old Bookseller on Mutanabbi Street died today on April 10th, 2014.
Anyone who sells books for living and offers the world a window to knowledge deserves a little acknowledgement, so please recite Al-fatiha for him.
A classmate of mine passed away today. Please keep him, his family, and his loved ones in your prayers.
— Within this Soul (via passionate-opinions)