Unsure of a decision you want to or have to make? Pray Isthikhaarah and listen to your heart. Allah will guide you and your heart towards what’s best for you in this life and the Next. And even if where you are lead is a temporary place, know that you had to go there first before you went anywhere else.
2 months ago with 393 notes
Wanted to just send out some love…

nadirkeval:

May Allah (God) give you all the strength, courage, patience, and guidance to remain steadfast on the path that’s best for you as individuals in this life and the Next. Ameen :)

2 months ago with 329 notes
Just wanted to say thank you…

nadirkeval:

Just wanted to say thank you and jazakallahu khairun to everyone that sent me messages and kept me in their prayers. All of your messages really made me feel great :) I’m healing up and recovering well, but won’t be as active on social media site or my phone/emails for a while, until I feel completely recovered. Thank you all again. Much love! :D

5 months ago with 24 notes
nadirkeval:

Last year, I wrote an article about my personal connection to the day of Arafah, which is today this year (Monday, October 14th, 2013), so I thought I’d share the article again 
This day made me who I am, because before it, my parents were convinced they would never be able to have children. Alhamdulillah, Allah proved the doctors wrong. Ah, the power of dua.
The Day of Arafah - My Personal Story by Nadir Keval

nadirkeval:

Last year, I wrote an article about my personal connection to the day of Arafah, which is today this year (Monday, October 14th, 2013), so I thought I’d share the article again 

This day made me who I am, because before it, my parents were convinced they would never be able to have children. Alhamdulillah, Allah proved the doctors wrong. Ah, the power of dua.

The Day of Arafah - My Personal Story by Nadir Keval

6 months ago with 203 notes
I am in no place to tell anyone how to live. I can only speak and act out of love, and be patient with the results of my efforts. At the end of the day, I trust in God to take care of those I love and those I have not had the pleasure of sharing my love with. I strive to begin every day with raising my hands to ask for the tools of survival, success, and positive influence, and end my night with prostration to the Most High, asking Him to forgive me for my humanity, to accept my humble gratitude, and to give me the chance of another day, to prove my love of Him and for Him.
6 months ago with 411 notes
You are allowed to be happy. Don’t forget that, because far too many of us do. The key, though, is to understand that happiness is not something that is just given to us. It is earned. We spend so much of our lives complaining and pleading for some sort of happiness to “come our way”, when in fact, happiness is something we need to work hard for. We’ve all heard before about how the things most worth having in life are also the things that are hardest to attain, so, just like success, good health, and righteousness, happiness too requires that hard work. And now that you know this, get out there, live your life, and be happy! No person experienced long term happiness by sitting on a couch all day complaining. Don’t try to be the first, because it’s an impossibility. I pray that Allah grants all of us the strength, zeal, and guidance to pursue and achieve happiness by any means necessary.
7 months ago with 209 notes
After praying for something, don’t sit around waiting for things to happen as you hope they will, and don’t dwell on things turning out a certain way. Focus too closely on that, and who knows, your prayers may get answered in a different way that’s better for you, but you won’t notice because you’re too busy looking at something that was never meant to be yours in the first place.
8 months ago with 319 notes
nadirkeval:

We often look at the lives of others and wonder, why not me? I was recently asked the same question by someone on Tumblr, and wanted to share the question and response with all of you. 
Here’s what was asked:
"It seems unfair at times as you seem to have it all. May Allah bless you with more inshaAllah, but at times I find it all too much as you really seem to have a great life. A great family, good food, great job… Why are some people tested more than the others. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t envy you but can’t help but wonder. Why you, why not me?”
Answer:
Alhamdulillah, I do have a great life, but this should not be misconstrued as being a life without struggle, strife, and challenges. I have experienced many different phases in my life, including health scares, desperation for enough food to eat in a day, heartbreak, family discourse, and more. For all of it, I say, with all sincerity, Alhamdulillah.
What makes my life seem so great is the approach I take towards it, wa lillahil hamd. I believe in being grateful for all that we have and recognizing that there may be some things that happen in our lives that we don’t necessarily want or expect, but those are often the same things we later learn to be amongst the most beneficial towards our growth and happiness.
Read the rest of my response here: Question: Why are some people tested more than others?
For more articles like this, check out my blog (nadirkeval.com), OR follow me on Tumblr (nadirkeval.tumblr.com), Twitter (@nadirkeval), Instagram (nadirkeval) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/nadirkeval), and like my page on Facebook (facebook.com/nadirkeval), or send me a shout at mail@nadirkeval.com!

nadirkeval:

We often look at the lives of others and wonder, why not me? I was recently asked the same question by someone on Tumblr, and wanted to share the question and response with all of you.

Here’s what was asked:

"It seems unfair at times as you seem to have it all. May Allah bless you with more inshaAllah, but at times I find it all too much as you really seem to have a great life. A great family, good food, great job… Why are some people tested more than the others. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t envy you but can’t help but wonder. Why you, why not me?”

Answer:

Alhamdulillah, I do have a great life, but this should not be misconstrued as being a life without struggle, strife, and challenges. I have experienced many different phases in my life, including health scares, desperation for enough food to eat in a day, heartbreak, family discourse, and more. For all of it, I say, with all sincerity, Alhamdulillah.

What makes my life seem so great is the approach I take towards it, wa lillahil hamd. I believe in being grateful for all that we have and recognizing that there may be some things that happen in our lives that we don’t necessarily want or expect, but those are often the same things we later learn to be amongst the most beneficial towards our growth and happiness.

Read the rest of my response here: Question: Why are some people tested more than others?

For more articles like this, check out my blog (nadirkeval.com), OR follow me on Tumblr (nadirkeval.tumblr.com), Twitter (@nadirkeval), Instagram (nadirkeval) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/nadirkeval), and like my page on Facebook (facebook.com/nadirkeval), or send me a shout at mail@nadirkeval.com!

8 months ago with 53 notes

nadirkeval:

Assalaamu alaikum everyone,

Please pray for my uncle in Germany. He has a brain tumor, and doctors are saying that the next 3 weeks will determine which way his condition will go. Jazakallahu khairun. My family really appreciates it.

10 months ago with 63 notes

nadirkeval:

Assalaamu alaikum again everyone. Alhamdulillah, we just got word from the doctors that my grandmother’s surgery was a success. We’re just waiting on her to wake up now. She’s in recovery right now. The doctors said that they will be watching her for the next few hours, and will be doing x-rays to see that everything was successful internally. Jazakallahu khairun for all of your duas, and I ask that you please continue to keep her in duas.

10 months ago with 47 notes

nadirkeval:

Hey and Assalaamu alaikum guys and girls. My grandmother is going in for surgery in a few hours, so could I request that you all make dua for her that everything turns out okay and that Allah reduces her stress? It would truly mean a lot, and I’d really appreciate it. Jazakallahu khairun.

10 months ago with 55 notes
ithinkiknowyou: Salaams, Could you please submit a step by step post on how to perform taubah (repentance)? Because I'm not too sure whether you do it as a normal prayer or it has different steps to it. And it'd be nice to include other advice and tips on taubah. It'd truly benefit your followers, insyaAllah.

Salaam!

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1 year ago with 18 notes
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1 year ago with 137 notes
ashiq-of-allah: Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. First off, I'd like to say your blog is very inspiring and please keep it up insyaAllah. Second of all, I'd like to ask you about a topic that I seldom come across. Eating disorders (Anorexia/Bulimia) in Islam. What are the methods to avoid or how can we overcome this illness? Any duas to fight off the evil voices leading us to this evil path? Thank you. :))

Peace and many many blessings,

Personally, I think this is one of the most important questions that we have ever received. May Allah bless you immensely for this.

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God bless you! — Dee

1 year ago with 11 notes