We need to teach our children how to be real men and how to treat a woman. To always be there for her no matter what happens. Once she talks, to drop everything and focus on what she has to say. To open the doors for her and to kiss her before going to work and coming back home. To keep her in your duaa. Keep her smiling. Hold her tight, especially the times she wants to break down. Make her feel loved. Make her feel special. Let her be herself. Don’t try to change her, and accept her for who she is.
Two Year Anniversary today. May Allah bless our marriages and may it be a means of entering Jannatul Fardos. May He grant those who are single righteous spouses that are the coolness of their eyes. Ameen.
Hubby got into accident. Alhamdolilah he is okay. May Allah always protect him.
Imam Al Ghazzali woke up one early morning and as usual offered his prayers. He then enquired what day it was and his younger brother, Ahmad Ghazzali replied,”Monday.”
He asked him to bring his white shroud, kissed it, stretched himself full length and saying “Lord, I obey willingly,” breathed his last.
Underneath his head rest they found the following verses; composed by him, probably, during the night:
“Say to my friends, when they look upon me, dead,
Weeping for me and mourning me in sorrow,
‘Do not believe that this corpse you see is myself,
In the name of God, I tell you, it is not I,
I am a spirit, and this is naught but flesh,
It was my abode and my garment for a time.
I am a treasure, by a talisman kept hid,
Fashioned of dust, which served me as a shrine,
I am a pearl, which has left it’s shell deserted,
I am a bird, and this body was my cage,
Whence I have now flown forth and it is left as a token,
Praise to God, who hath now set me free,
And prepared for me my place in the highest of the Heavens,
Until today I was dead, though alive in your midst.
Now I live in truth, with the grave – clothes discarded.
Today I hold converse with the Saints above,
With no veil between, I see God face to face.
I look upon “Loh-i-Mahfuz” and there in I read,
Whatever was and is, and all that is to be.
Let my house fall in ruins, lay my cage in the ground,
Cast away the talisman, it is a token no more,
Lay aside my cloak, it was but my outer garment.
Place them all in the grave, let them be forgotten,
I have passed on my way and you are left behind,
Your place of abode was no dwelling place for me.
Think not that death is death, nay, it is life,
A life that surpasses all we could dream of here,
While in this world, here we are granted sleep,
Death is but sleep, sleep that shall be prolonged
Be not frightened when death draweth nigh,
It is but the departure for this blessed home,
Think of the mercy and love of your Lord,
Give thanks for His Grace and come without fear.
What I am now, even so shall you be,
For I know that you are even as I am,
The souls of all men come forth from God,
The bodies of all are compounded alike,
Good and evil, alike it was ours.
I give you now a message of good cheer
May God’s peace and joy forever more be yours.”
As we are watching all these videos of what is happening in Gaza, and feeling completely shocked as to the level of torture, loss, and horror they are going through, we need to remember this:
When Asiya (ra) was being tortured, Allah (swt) allowed her to see her place in jannah. When Ibrahim (as) was thrown into the fire, Allah swt made the fire cool for him. When Moses’s mother feared for her son as she was putting him into the river, Allah made her heart firm. When Moses and his people were fleeing after years of persecution, pain, and torture, they would not have found a way out had Allah not parted the Red Sea for them. These aren’t just stories of what Allah did for His prophets or people of the past. This is a reminder of what Allah swt does for His creation,those who put their trust in Him, those who know that they have no Protector but Him, those who have no voice and no way out but through Him.
I am sure with all my heart that He is as close to them as He was to Asiya, Ibrahim, and Musa (as) and many others. Just look at the courage these palestinian children have as they stand infront of not one soildier but 2, 3, or 4. Just look at their undying spirit and faith. Every time I watch those videos, I see how much courage that Allah swt has put in the hearts of the oppressed, and the amount of cowardliness and fear He has put in the hearts of the oppressors. It takes 3 soldiers to hold a child back, or to beat him up. Look at the fear and cowardliness that Allah has consumed these oppressors’ hearts with.
This is such a Rahma from Allah, and I am sure there is so much He is doing for them that we cannot see or witness.
May Allah swt grant them freedom, and ease their suffering and pain, and keep their hearts firm and full of courage, light, and hope. Hasbiya Allah wa ni3ma al wakeel
My precious son, masha’Allah and me :-) 💞.
May Allah (swt) bless him in this Dunia and the next, and may he be raised to be amongst the righteous. Ameen.