All night, a man called “Allah”
Until his lips were bleeding.
Then the Devil said, “Hey! Mr Gullible!
How comes you’ve been calling all night
And never once heard Allah say, “Here, I am”?
You call out so earnestly and, in reply, what?
I’ll tell you what. Nothing!”

The man suddenly felt empty and abandoned.
Depressed, he threw himself on the ground
And fell into a deep sleep.
In a dream, he met Abraham, who asked,
“Why are you regretting praising Allah?”

The man said, “ I called and called
But Allah never replied, “Here I am.”
Abraham explained, “Allah has said,
“Your calling my name is My reply.
Your longing for Me is My message to you.
All your attempts to reach Me
Are in reality My attempts to reach you.
Your fear and love are a noose to catch Me.
In the silence surrounding every call of “Allah”
Waits a thousand replies of “Here I am.”

Rumi

sumhats asked: Jazaki Allahu khairan sister, Masha Allah your posts are full of wisdom and beauty. ^^ Alhamdulillah. May Allah always bless you and protect you. Amin :)

Ameen! jazak Allahu khairan! I pray you find it beneficial. Have a wonderful day!!:-)

imaginations-better-than-actuals asked: Salams Sister, MashaAllah! your baby is very cute !!! May Allah bless your baby with the best Naseeb & character. Aameen.

Welikum assalam,  

ameen. She’s my niece but jazak Allahu khairan:-)

If you fear Allah, you are in jannah now. Your goal is what drives your emotions and if my main focus is Allah swt and if my goal is Jannah then I should always be in a peaceful state. What determines my freedom is not the means or circumstances that govern my emotional state, it is my destination. The richest person in the world may have all the wealth in the world however if their goal is not jannah, they’re in complete misguidance.

It’s interesting how everyone is looking and yearning for freedom. Why are people looking for a job? Why are people looking to get married? You’re looking for a job to free yourself from poverty. You’re looking to get married so you can free yourself from immodesty. You’re looking to get educated to free yourself from ignorance.

People have this concept of everything being haram, but if you think about it, anything that Allah swt has forbidden is actually a means of true freedom.

Don’t worry if you are single. When the right time comes Allah SWT will send your gift to you in unexpected ways. Allah SWT is saving you a perfect match. Insha’Allah. His plans for you is always for the best.

Being single doesn’t mean you are weak; it means you are strong enough to wait for what you really deserve.

When people walk away from you…let them go… your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you… and it doesn’t mean they are bad people…it just means that their part in your story is over.

Nothing is permanent in this world - not even our troubles. So always have hope.

" In life we all lose one thing or the other; might be a job, relationship etc. It’s very normal. But don’t grieve over your losses. Why? Because Allah always has a better replacement for them. So whenever you lose something, tell yourself, there’s something better waiting for me."

neyaleefrompali asked: I wish I was in hajj right now too but insha'Allah one day I'll get to visit it because I don't think I want to do anything more than I want hajj. Did you go in the same group as Yasmin Mogahed?!

insha’Allah next year is our year! Yasmin Mogahed led the sisters for our group in NJ at umrah last year. 

I wish I was here right now

I wish I was here right now

Grave Widens for Believer

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When the believing worshipper is buried, the grave says to him, ‘Welcome, make yourself comfortable. Indeed, to me, you are the most beloved of those who walked upon me. Since you have been entrusted to me and delivered to me today, you shall see what I have arranged for you.’ It will then widen for him to the extent that his sight extends, and the door to Jannah is opened for him.” [Tirmidhi]

One day I will enter my grave. What will I feel then? Will my grave welcome me, widen for me till the limit of my sight? Will I feel comfortable in it and secure? Will a door to Jannah be opened from it so that I might see my place in Jannah from my grave, enjoy its sight and spend my time in my grave in joyful anticipation?

I hope so. I hope that I do such deeds that I become beloved to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). Then I will become beloved to all the angels, all the animals, birds, fish, and plants. I will also become beloved to the earth that I walk upon. Then when I enter my grave, it will be happy to see me and I will be happy to see it.

Alhamdolilah, it’s my one year wedding anniversary today. I came to find this in the morning(roses, cake that says ilY Diana and balloons) and the house extra sparkling clean. I can never thank Allah enough for blessing me with an amazing husband. May Allah always bless our special bond and help us grow together when life gets in the way. Ameen. 

"And among His signs, is this that He created for you mates from among you that you may dwell in tranquillity with them. And, He has put love and mercy between your hearts. Verily in that are signs for those who ponder." (30:21)

Alhamdolilah, it’s my one year wedding anniversary today. I came to find this in the morning(roses, cake that says ilY Diana and balloons) and the house extra sparkling clean. I can never thank Allah enough for blessing me with an amazing husband. May Allah always bless our special bond and help us grow together when life gets in the way. Ameen.

"And among His signs, is this that He created for you mates from among you that you may dwell in tranquillity with them. And, He has put love and mercy between your hearts. Verily in that are signs for those who ponder." (30:21)

'When Imam Ahmed Bin Hanbal’s Wife Passed Away, He Said: “Wallahi, I Lived With Her For 40 Years And We Didn’t Argue Once.”

He Was Asked How??

He said, “Whenever She Gets Upset And Tries To Argue, I Stay Quiet. And Whenever I’m Upset And Try To Argue, She Stays Quiet.”

A young man dies, and his friends build a masjid for him (as sadaqah). A young woman dies, and her friends dig a well for her. A third dies and his friends put up water tanks for him, and another dies and one of her friends will give in charity for months on her behalf. And yet another will wake up in the depth of night, asking Allah to forgive her friend who has passed away. These are the fruits of having righteous companions! Be aware of your friends, for a person is on the religion of his friend.

O Allah bless me with those who will remember me after my death.

We always feel that Allah’s Blessings never come on time, but the truth is, they are always on time, but we are always in a hurry!

If you really miss Ramadan and want the same feeling back, spend your days and nights as you did in Ramadan.

Saad Tasleem