Often women can lead men to God.
"Grant us, O Lord, someone who will pray for us after our deaths"
— (via ahlulbayt-saviour)
Page from a tiny book in my house. This is my favorite one.
No gossiping. No backbiting.
If you have nothing nice to say, just be silent.
In Islam, it’s said that we are a soul encapsulated in a body. That soul, before it’s placed in a body, exists (idk in what dimension or where, somewhere near God I suppose) amongst many other souls. There are cohorts of souls that exist together. God puts a soul in…
My close friends sister has been diagnosed with an extreme case of breast cancer. she’s being taken in for surgery on Tuesday. Please keep her in your duas.
One should always be conscious of their surroundings and seek to be considerate to those who are sharing a space with them.
Some practical examples:
- When in a store or a public walkway, never stand in the middle of the aisle or sidewalk.
- When in a public space adjust the volume of your conversation and presence in accordance with the space.
- Don’t listen to things at a very high volume in quiet areas (i.e. Residential neighborhoods).
- If there are children around make sure your content is child-appropriate.
- if you are the first car at a stoplight it is your responsibility to not mess it up for everyone else by not paying attention.
- If you’re at a left turn yield light move up so that if it turns yellow more than you can make the light.
- If it’s late and you’re leaving in an apartment, watch your volume. People are sleeping.
And so on.
Generally principle: always be considerate of your surroundings and circumstances.
If someone ever tells you that women were not a part of early Islamic scholarship, just pack up your things and walk away because that person is every kind of wrong.
Like. They taught the four main imams as well as many prominent figures of Islam—
Rubiyya bint Muawidh was a famous narrator of ahadeeth found in many hadith compilations including Bukhari and Muslim and was the teacher of Abdullah Ibn Abbas.
Aisha bint Sad bint ibn Abi Waqqas taught Imam Malik, Hakim ibn Utaybah and Ayyub as Sakhtiyan Islamic sciences.
Sayyida Nafisa, who was the Prophet (pbuh)’s grad daughter taught Islamic jurisprudence to Imam Shafi’i.
Amra bint Abdurrahman was a second generation Muslim jurist, scholar in hadith, and a mufti, and she was praised highly by Imam Ibn Hanbal for her work. (she was amazing—read about her)
Fatima bint Ibrahim was a great teacher of Bukhari who taught at the Mosque of the Prophet. Imams Dhahabi and Subqi studied under her as well.
Umm Darda was a scholar who taught at the Ummayyad mosque in Damascus as well as in Jerusalem—she taught Caliph Abdul Malik ibn Marwan.
Ayesha bint Abdul Hadi was also a scholar of hadith and taught in Damascus. Her chain of narration is the strongest from her generation to the Prophet (pbuh).
Shuhadah bint Ahmad al-Ibrii was a scholar and jurist in Baghdad.
And there are so many more. Don’t let people erase history.
— ~Rumi (via alscientist)
Update on friend that had a stroke: she’s having surgery tomorrow. Still unconscious. Still in critical condition. Please please please take a minute to just send some duas her way she is an incredible woman and our entire community is worried for her. Jazakallahu Khair <3
Amazing Indo-Persian manuscript illumination on a page of a 15th century Qur’an. Because illuminated manuscripts are the highest form of human accomplishment.
Can we all make dua for the sister who passed away due to a car accident. May Allah forgive her with his ever mercy and May Allah reward her in abundance for every good deed. May Allah make her grave a bed of rest and may Allah grant her the highest rank of Jannah. Innalilahiwainailayhirajioon.