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.”

Had a long day at work- this little big guy, lol

Had a long day at work- this little big guy, lol

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I just want to eat him up 😍

He makes it worth it all. Alhamdolilah. Masha Allah.

He makes it worth it all. Alhamdolilah. Masha Allah.

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.

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.

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!!:-)

goodwillindexing 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."