Your hardships and disappointments are your emptying. If you leave it there, you remain empty and only achieve the first half of Al Kalima: “La Illaha”.
Suppose you found a watch in the middle of the desert. What would you conclude? Would you think someone dropped the watch? Or would you suppose that the watch came by itself? Of course, no sane person would say the watch just happened to emerge from the sand.
All the intricate working parts could not simply develop from the metals that lay buried in the earth. The watch must have a manufacturer. If a watch tells an accurate time, we expect the manufacturer must be intelligent. Blind chance cannot produce a working watch. But what else tells accurate time? Consider the sunrise and the sunset.
Their timings are so strictly regulated that scientists can publish in advance the sunrise and sunset times in your daily newspaper, but who regulated the timings of sunrise and sunset? If a watch cannot work without an intelligent maker, how can the sun appear to rise and set with such clockwork regularity? Could this occur by itself? Consider also that we benefit from the sun only because it remains at a safe distance from the earth.
A distance that averages 93 million miles. If it gets much closer, the earth would burn up. And if it got too far away, the earth would turn into an icy planet making human life here impossible. Who decided in advance that this was the right distance? Could it just happen by chance? Without the sun, plants would not grow. Then animals and humans would starve. Did the sun just decide to be there for us? We need to experience sunrise.
We need the sun energy and its light to see our way during the day. But we also need sunset. We need a break for the heat, we need the cool of the night and we need the lights to go out so we may sleep. Who regulated this process to provide what we need?
Moreover, if we had only the warmth of the sun and the protection of the atmosphere we would want something more-beauty. Our clothes provide warmth and protection, yet we design them also to look beautiful/knowing our need for beauty, the designer of the sunrise and the sunset also made the view of them to be simply breathtaking.
The Creator who gave us light, energy, protection and beauty deserves our thanks. Yet some people insist that He does not exist. What would they think if they a watch in the desert? An accurate and working watch? A beautiful designed watch? Would they not conclude that there is a watchmaker? One who appreciates beauty? Such is God who made us.
This is sweet: a five year old girl asks her older brother, “what is love?”
He replies, “love is when you steal my chocolate dessert from my school lunch bag every day, yet I still keep it in the same place.”
Isn’t that sweet. So true.
Anonymous asked: Asalaamu alaykum. Hey! Thank u very much for responding to the question in depth. It is sweet of u. I am feeling better than when I first posted Alhamdulilah. Thanks for the advice. Jazaki Allahu khairan. 💜💜💜
Welikum assalam!!! Alhamdolilah that’s great to hear!! Wa iyyaki, May Allah always grant you sakinah and peace of the mind and heart. Ameen.
A husband said this to his wife: “If Jannah was a flower, I would pick it for you. If Jannah was a bird, I would catch it for you. If Jannah was a house, I’d build it for you…But since Jannah is a place no eye has ever seen, I make du’a to Allah to reserve it for you.”
May Allah help all those who have exams and make it easy for them, and make them content with whatever they receive, Ameen.
“Oh Allah! Nothing is easy except what you have made easy. If you wish, you can make the difficult easy.”
Don’t spend any precious time being emotionally dependent on others’ opinions of you. Growing up, that was me; I look back now, not seeing it as a “waste”, but rather to appreciate the sweet inner freedom that comes with the moment YOU decide that others don’t define you. The only relationship that should affect your inner state is the one you have with your Creator (subhaanahu wa ta’aala), for truly there is no reality and no truth except with Allah ♥
He separates you from those you love to show you the nature of this world. Then reunites you, to show you the nature of the next.
Whenever the worship gets harder on an individual, or when there are a few worshiping Allah instead of being comfortable in their beds, the reward is higher. In the state of NJ, there are about 5 million people. How many people pray Salatul Eid? 1/2 million. Well, ok..you’re one of 1/2 million. How many pray people pray Salatul Jumaa? 1/4 million. Well, alright you’re 1/4 million, but how many people are up at 2 or 3 am to sit with Allah swt and raise their hands to make duaa or lower their heads to make sujood? How many are actually up having this intimate conversation with their Lord? 1/2 million? Nope. 1000? Nope. 100? Nope. It can possibly be 3 or 4 people out of the 5 million.
What if you were one of those people, and you sincerely repented to Him or sincerely asked Him for Jannah or just anything you want? Open your heart to Him and think of it as an intimate relationship between you and Allah swt <3
There are many pieces that make up our lives: Moments that break us. Moments that raise and shape us. Decisions we make to hold on. Or let go. People who enter our lives and leave us changed forever. The ones we love, the ones that hurt us, or heal us, or leave us. Sometimes we don’t understand these pieces—or even despair over them. It’s only when time goes by and we look back, that we suddenly can see our whole life like a perfectly designed puzzle. Don’t be afraid of the puzzle piece you’re in now. It will fit perfectly…just like the rest. How could it not? The Designer is perfect.
The weather has been really beautiful lately, mashAllah and this was something I shared before by Amu Fikry, someone I really look up to. <3
”Whenever one wants to make someone happy, beautiful flowers are usually what people give to each other. When one’s wife is upset with him, what does he usually bring her to make her happy? Roses, flowers..etc…..And whenever we give flowers or receive flowers, what is the usual response?…We say “Thank you”, and we are grateful, and appreciative for the beautiful roses. Right?
Well, Every year, Allah (swt) brings the trees that were once dead in the winter, and lifeless, back to life infront of our eyes every year around this time, for us to look at , for us to enjoy. Allah swt not only brings the trees back to life, but he brings the world around us to life, and makes the scenery beautiful, and decorates our world for us. The branches that were once empty and bare, now have gorgeous flowers that keep changing color. If someone wanted to decorate their back yard for an event that was coming up, they would spend thousands of dollars to get the best flowers, and make the scene look beautiful, but subhanAllah, Allah does that for us every year for free, and the question is, as we would say thank you to someone for bringing us a rose, Have we ever taken the time to glorify Allah swt and thank him for this blessing and beauty around us, for this beautiful scenery, that not only is livening up our world and scenery, but also livens our hearts and spirits. So this is just a reminder to step back and think of Allah’s blessings on us, and to take the time to thank him for everything that we sometimes are too busy to notice.
Anonymous asked: Assalamu'alaikom ukthi! :) I really love your blog, it inspires me. And i envy your wisdom with regards the deen, as well as your Imaan. I would love you to know that you are an inspiration for me to be a better muslimah, In Shaa Allah. Shukran and may ALLAH swt bless you always! :) ♥♥♥
Please keep me in your duaa. Whatever good is from Him, whatever bad is certainly from myself.
Anonymous asked: Asalaamu alaikum. What umrah group did u go on? How much was it? Thanks.
I went last May 17-27 with ICPC (Islamic Center of Passaic County) in NJ- Dar El Salam Travel. I believe it was $1,850. It included: 4 nights in Movenpick Madinah located in front of Masjid Al Nabawi 5 nights in Fairmont Clock Tower Makkah located in front of Masjid Al Haram.
Ya Allah, allow me to visit Your house again. Ameen.
Anonymous asked: Are u sufi?
I am Muslim and that’s all that matters. We all have the same goal, to worship Allah (swt). We have to stand united. Islam is one religion. One way. One way of life. The Qur’an clearly states to not divide ourselves. So let’s follow the Qur’an and ignore these divisions. Call yourself Muslim and follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah, wa Allahu a3lam, only Allah knows best.