justamuslimblogger asked: A'salam Wa'alaikum. I thought I'd send you this because I know you get this a lot. I'm a 17 year old muslim girl who lost her cousin/brother in a motorbike accident last year, a week before Ramadhan and before his second wedding anniversary. He was 25 years old, his life had hardly began. I can remember everything I did that day. He left behind his wife and a family that loved him very very much. I was very distant to Islam at the time, simply because I didn't understand it. But when (cont)
he died, it changed me. At the time you feel so powerless, you realise that you are just this object living in this dunya, you realise the truth of this life, that we all have to die one day, sooner or later. Overtime, it gets better, but you still miss them. For anyone who has lost a family member I just want to say this: Keep faith in Allah and give it time. He can make everything better and remember he loves us more than anyone. Everything happens for a reason. Its important to remember him..
We need to understand that he does things for the better. Who knows, maybe in the case of my cousin, something worse could’ve happened to him later on, maybe that’s why Allah took him back. Sure, it hurts, but have sabr. Time is the greatest healer. Insha’allah may Allah grant all our passed relatives Jannah and provide us with the patience. Ameen. If anybody ever wants to talk I’m here :) Insha’Allah have faith that everything will be ok :)
God bless you for sharing this, it means a lot to the administrators of this page and those who can relate to your words. May God bless you immensely and may He grant your cousin Jannah, ameen.
Assalamu Alaikum, as we all know, the Prophet (SAW) considered taking care of an orphan one of the most blessed deeds, saying that the person who takes care of an orphan (however minutely) and him (SAW) would be as close as two intertwined fingers.
Keeping this in mind, would you please signal boost the Plus One Initiative. Its been started by a group of Muslims primarily from Texas; a group that focuses only on sponsoring and empowering orphans. Right now, we’re in our first stages, hopefully being fully launched by Ramadan. But any sort of support or publicity would be much appreciated.
Reported by Anas bin Malik (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Allah has appointed an angel in the womb, and the angel says, ‘O Lord! A drop of discharge (i.e. of semen), O Lord! a clot, O Lord! a piece of flesh.’ And then, if Allah wishes to complete the child’s creation, the angel will say. ‘O Lord! A male or a female? O Lord! wretched or blessed (in religion)? What will his livelihood be? What will his age be?’ The angel writes all this while the child is in the womb of its mother.”
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Ok salam , I would really appreciate it if you made dua for me because I have many exams coming up .. Jazakallah Khair
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