My husband giving the athan (call to prayer) at the Islamic Center of Rockland (ICR) in upstate New York. I ask you all to keep him in your duaa. May Allah bless and preserve him.
What you see in other people is a reflection of yourself. A person of goodness sees goodness in others and a person of evil sees evil in others.
Masha’Allah, this was done by my sister. May Allah bless Dina in this Dunia and the Akhira. She distributed Ramadan packages to her whole building which consists of about 150 apartments and whatever that was left, gave it to her coworkers.
A Reddit user posted this picture on July 11, 2013, captioned, “I’m Catholic, but I received this from a coworker this morning - happy Ramadan!”
Some people get upset that I don’t talk ‘politics’ enough. I guess they think the ‘fluffy’ matters of the heart have nothing to do with political strength or worldly success. And yet each time the Prophet (pbuh) talked about our external condition, he brought it back to the condition of the heart. Our political problems are symptoms. Our social problems are symptoms. You can keep treating the symptoms, but until you cure the disease, you haven’t really solved your problem. When you look at a tree, you can describe the leaves. You can describe the branches, or you can describe the trunk. I choose to describe the roots.
I pray to Allah to bring people in my life who will always remind me of Him.
When you love someone, you should love them for the sake of Allah (swt). Don’t just love them for the sake of yourself and do not get attached. You’re not doing it to get something back, it’s a transaction between you and Allah (swt). That means when you don’t thank me, that’s ok, Allah swt will thank me. Don’t be disappointed when something doesn’t work out the way you want it. Allah is only protecting you and wants to give you something better and that is nearness to Him. He wants what is better for you. “It may be something you hate, for it is good for you. It may be something you love, for it is bad for you.” Every relationship we have, you are entering this relationship because you are using it to bring you closer to Him. And remember when Allah is with us even during our hardest struggles, it can be light. I believe that if you can picture your home with Allah (swt) in Jannah, (ya Allah grant us entrance into Jannah without any judgment, ameen) no matter what you’re going through in this life, it can become easy. Our self worth should only come from one relationship only one relationship, and that’s the relationship between the one true source, our Creator. I ask Allah (swt) to take away everything, literally just everything. I don’t need anything from this dunia and to bring me nearer to everything that brings closeness to You, ya Allah. Keep in mind that when Allah has not granted your duaa, it is because Allah is planning to give it to you at the best moment, just like you receive a present on your birthday, you will cherish it forever, because you received it on a special day.
A person who truly loves you, is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
Say you have a problem, but you cant find anyone else to help.. that’s kheir. That means Allah is reminding you that He is the only One you should turn to and He is the one who is going to help you.
The attitude of the believer is someone who is constantly counting on Allah to open the door for him. When you see the doors shut from you in every direction, then know that is goodness from Allah (swt) because He wants you to turn to Him alone and no one else. When you feel the doors are open, you got it easy and have a way out from all these sources, that’s not necessarily a good sign b/c it means that you are still striving through other doors instead of Allah (swt). I’m sure, we all have been in situations where we are just like “no one can help me with this!” At that point, when you can’t take it anymore, that’s where the help of Allah is.
May Allah (swt) allow us to always turn to Him alone whenever we’re in a difficult situation, or especially when we are at ease. Ameen
Happy Father’s Day, ya Allah grant him strength, health and happiness. Ya Allah, I beg You to make me a light in his life, make me a source of laughter and smile, just as he has been for me. I ask you oh Allah, to continue to guide him to the straight path and to keep him away from any worry or grief. Ameen ameen ameen.
"I’m a Christian. But Muslims are misunderstood. Intentionally misunderstood. We should all be more like them. They make sense, especially with their children. There is no other group like the Black Muslims, who put so much effort into teaching children the right things, they don’t smoke, they don’t drink or overindulge in alcohol, they protect their women, they command respect. And what do these other people do?
They complain about them, they criticize them. We’d be a better world if we emulated them. We don’t have to become black Muslims, but we can embrace the things that work.”
When Allah loves you, He places the love of you in the hearts of the people whose love is worth having.
And maybe I’ll try to remain silent during this hardship. Maybe goodness is silent. Maybe goodness is only found in the silence, and we never notice because we’re always crying and screaming during the hardship.
I don’t believe in coincidences. Nothing is random. Everything is perfectly created and planned. When we think of this concept though, we often think of the sun that comes up every day at its appointed time, the precise alignment of the planets, or our perfect anatomy. We think of our ordained provisions, our birth, our death, or other big events as a reminder of fate and destiny. Usually, that is what we think of when we reflect on the perfection of God’s planning and creation. It is the obvious that comes to mind. It is in those big moments that we sit there and ponder and reflect on the message God is relaying to us. But so much of what we deal with is not so big. Yes, there are obvious aspects of creation and big events that happen in our life that remind us of fate and God’s perfection and wisdom, but a huge part of our life is made up of a million little events, small moments, and subtle happenings that we let go by without an ounce of reflection. It could be a piece of advice someone gave us, a lecture we attended, something we have heard or seen, a conversation we were apart of, or even a delay or setback we witnessed. We forget that even those not so obvious events happened by God’s will and they also contain wisdom and perfection. These moments are not random. They are not coincidences. Like the big moments and signs, these little ones also contain their own wisdom, message, and an opportunity for us to learn and grow.
Verily, in the creation of the heaven and the earth, and in the alteration of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding-those who remember [the Guidance of] God standing, sitting and lying down on their sides, and THINK & REFLECT about the creation of the heavens and the earth… [Qur’an 3:190-191]
“God in his infinite wisdom has designed everything on this planet earth, the universe around and w/in it to ultimately point to him. THE SIGNS ARE EVERYWHERE, you just have to look.”