Posts tagged Allah.

SubhanAllah, imagine….

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,’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


An old reciation of mine. For anon. 

Surah Baqarah, Verses 183-186. 

“O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous -

[Fasting for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] - then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] - a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day]. And whoever volunteers excess - it is better for him. But to fast is best for you, if you only knew.

The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.

And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.”

#Quran  #Islam  #Allah  #God  #Audio  

Yasmin Mogahed’s lecture when she came to NJ: “Hardships and The Path to the Most Merciful” at Darul Islah: Muslim Society of Bergen County! There was another story she told that wasn’t recorded:-

"A woman goes to her daughter so she takes a carrot, a coffee bean, and an egg. The woman fills the three different pots with boiling water to illustrate a point on how each of these things respond differently. When the carrot is put in boiling water, it becomes soft. There are some people when they’re put through hardship, it makes them limp and soft (weakened). When the egg boils, it becomes hard. When some people are put through hardships, it makes them very hard inside. The hardening of the heart makes a person most distant to Allah (swt). Never allow hardships to harden you inside because the heart that is hard is the one that is most distant to Allah. The reason why that happens is bc of the dependency on the self. In order for you to say “you got this,” you have to harden up, but that hardening makes you farther from Allah. Lastly, when you put a coffee bean in boiled water, it benefits and beautifies it That’s the way we want to be when put through hardships. It brings out something from us that improves our surroundings. “ ~ Yasmin Mogahed♥

The Most Pure and Sweetest Love

The most pure and sweetest love that can ever exist;

Is between The Creator and His beloved

No love, no matter how great, can ever equate with His

All other love has been given as a blessing from Him,

But hardly ever do we realize this

A sisters love for her brother

A fathers love for his daughter

A husbands love for his wife;

The purity and beauty in these relationships are mere reflections of His Mercy

“Place all love in your hand, and save the heart for Him.”

We left Home, away from Our Beloved

And We will return soon, alone

Your mother, father, spouses, siblings and best friends are only gifts from Allah(swt)

If you lose a loved one,

Your whole life should not shatter to pieces,

Because they are making their journey back to their Beloved(swt)

And your life should never be placed in the hands of someone or something that is temporary

In the end, all love but His should be in the hands

So when the time comes, you can let go without too much difficulty

#love  #Allah  #pure  #beauty  #Islam  

The Last Prophet (PBUH) said: 
“Verily, there are ninety-nine names of God, one hundred minus one. He who enumerates [and believes in them and the one god behind] them would get into Paradise.” 
Allah is not only translated to “God”, but Allah is The Name God gave Himself. 99 other names define His Majesty, His Supreme Highness. If we not only memorize them on the surface, but learn their meanings, incorporate them into our daily lives and characters. Then, inshAllah, we will be in Paradise (Jannah). How do we incorporate them? We know that Allah loves to hear our duaa. So when we call on Allah, we should call on the name that is most befitting. 

Without knowing Allah, REALLY knowing Allah, how strong can our duaa’s be? Our prayers? How understanding are we of His Being? How much can we LOVE someone we do not even really know? SubhanAllah. 

  • Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have the sweetness (delight) of faith:

    1. The one to whom Allah AND His Apostle become dearer than anything else.

    2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah’s sake.

    3. Who hates to revert to Atheism (disbelief) as he hates to be thrown into the fire.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 16)

*Memorize 3 names of Allah per day, and in 33 days, you will know them all. SubhanAllah, imagine being guaranteed Jenna simply by intending to learn who Allah is, His Most Gracious Most Merciful Being, His 99 Names. Once we truly learn who Allah subhana wa taala is, than reading His words, His message, His Prophets’ lifestyles and pieces of advice will sink much deeper insha Allah. Only then can we truly gain the purest love for Prophet Muhammad SAWS.

  • The Prophet said “None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 15)  

It is a small task when you break it down, do it from the heart, and ask Allah for help if your memory is not that great (like myself), and the Reward is Eternal.

You are the servant, He is the Master. Prayers come from you, answers come from Him. Abstinence comes from you, protection comes from Him. Repentance comes from you, acceptance comes from Him. Go towards him walking, He will come to you running.

When you see beauty and perfection in this world, it is nothing but a sign of Him. A beautiful creature is merely a single blossom from the vast garden of God. But remember that a picture fades, a flower dies, and the reflection in the mirror is eclipsed by the real Light. It is God who is real and remains so forever. So why waste your time over something that is here today and gone tomorrow? Go directly to the Source without delay.

#quote  #Jami  #beauty  #Allah  #God  #perfection  

What Allah has taken away from me belongs to Him. I was only its trustee for a while. He gives to whom He wills and withholds from whom He wills.

How to detach your heart from the dunya: Realize that anyone or anything in your life belongs to Allah and can be taken away from you at any moment.

Saad Tasleem

If you’ve really attained piety in your heart, you’ll find that your limbs will follow suit and act in obedience to Allah.

Saad Tasleem

Shaykh Safwat Al-Hijazi, a great scholar from Egypt said that there was a man who prayed qiyām’l-layl and never missed a ṣalāh in the masjid for the past 15 years since he was 15 years old. He said, “One day he came to me and told me, ‘I’ve been doing qiyām’l-layl and this and that. What is the difference between me and the ṣaḥābah?’ I could sense from his words that he had arrogance. I said, ‘You are a righteous person. Ask Allāh (subḥānahu wa ta‘āla) to show you what the difference is between you and the ṣaḥābah.’ He came at fajr and said, ‘I found the difference between me and the ṣaḥābah. Last night, I prayed and asked Allāh to show me the difference between us and the ṣaḥābah. I saw the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) come to me in a dream with the same description that I’ve read in books. He was holding my hand and in the other hand he was holding the hand of one of the companions. We were on a highway and a car was coming very fast, and the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told me to stop the car from hitting us. I took a rock and threw it. I tried everything, but the car kept coming. I felt so sad. I came to the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and told him I threw everything I could and couldn’t stop the car. The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) looked at the companion and told him to stop the car, and the companion went and stopped right in front of the car and the car hit him and stopped. He stopped the car with his own body. Then I woke up from my dream with tears in my eyes and realized the difference between us and the ṣaḥābah.’”

Allāh chose the companions specifically to be in the company of Muhammad (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) because they are role models. We learn from their lives.

As we start practicing our faith more, it is important to surround ourselves with people that help us to excel in the deen. Indeed, some people may hinder our progression in learning more about our beautiful faith so we should not allow ourselves to be held back. We need to try to be with those who are true and righteous as we are told,

O you who have believed, fear Allah and be with those who are true” [9:119]

Indeed those who came before you saw the Qur’an as personal letters from their Lord. So they would ponder over it by night and yearn for it by day.

Sayyidina Husayn (ra) the son of Sayyidina Ali ibn Abu Talib (ra) | at-Tibyan, by Imam an-Nawawi

Dawah means you’re calling over to somebody to what you have. Dawah is for muslims, non-muslims, family, friends, co-workers, classmates, etc. Dawah is for everyone. You’re calling everyone to the truth that Allah (swt) has given you. When you look at the ummah today, no one will disagree that one of our biggest problems is disunity. We’re all fragmented; different pieces and different parts. Even look at the families, even the families are separated. They’re not one whole functioning movement. Everyone is doing their own thing. How can we have unity in the Islamic ummah if we can’t even achieve unity within 4 or 5 people in our homes? This is why dawah is imperative, this is why dawah is important to everyone, in the way you act, the way you speak, the way you dress, the way you eat are all things that show Islam to everyone: Your mother, your father, children, wives, friends…etc.. 

"Guide us to the straight path." It doesn’t say "Guide me to the straight path" It’s plural. Believing, and having iman is a group effort. It’s not something you do by yourself, it’s something you do as a community, it’s something you do as a family. It’s something you do together because if you really believed in something, you will share it with everybody and everyone that you love. You should be the shining example of the Truth that you believe in. 

Surat Al-Asr:

Wal 3asr: He uses the time “Asr” and asr comes from the word “3asara” meaning to squeeze something like water or oil or liquid out of something. 

Why do we call the prayer before Maghrib Asr? Because that’s when the day is being squeezed, it’s disappearing. So Allah swears by the time and he gives it this idea of 3asr that it’s squeezing away, so be aware that the time is going away! 

What’s the answer? He says "Innal insan la fe khusr" That indeed, the human being is drowned in loss, the human being is a loser, except for THOSE (plural) who has these four qualities: (il lalatheena)

1) who believe (amanu) 

2) who do good work (wa 3amalu alsale7at)

3) who preach the truth  (wa tawaso bel haq) 

4) who preach patience (wal tawaso bel sabr) 

Scholars give an interesting image:

Imagine that you are unconscious and drowning in a sea. All of a sudden, you realize that you are submerged (drowning) in water and you are just unconscious. What’s the first thing you’re going to do? You’re going to wake up and say “I gotta get out of here or I’m going to die!” 

walatheena amanu: First you have to believe that you have to do something. 

3amalu elsalehat: Then you’re going to try to get out of there so you don’t die. This is like the one who is doing the good work. 

Once you finally get up to the top of the water and you breathe and fill your lungs with that first breath of air. You run and feel something is pulling you from down and suddenly you get drawn all the way back down to the water and you get sucked back down, and you’re drowning again. And you look down below you and you see that your leg is chained to somebody else, one of your family members and he/she is also unconscious and drowning. 

What do you have to do? This is like tawaso bel haqq. You have to say “Come on, wake up, we both have to go, or else we’re both going to die!” So you try and wake up your loved one and then you both get pulled down again. This is watawaso bel sabr (Those who preach patience) 

First, you have to be aware (you believe in the One God) and then you do works to please this One God and then you preach the truth. You explain it to everybody else the truth that Allah (swt) has given you. When you find difficulty or resistance from people, this is when you have to be “watawaso bel sabr” (those who are preaching the patience) not just saying “This is the way to believe.” You have to be patient when they believe it. You can’t just be frustrated and angry. Be like Ibrahim, he said “Rabbena takabel mena” because he was aware that he can’t be perfect every single moment, he can’t remember Allah (swt) in every single moment. 

May Allah make us patient when we are giving dawah. May Allah make us of those who are constantly striving to be the best example of the truth that we believe in.

~Khutbah given by Omar Ibrahim

“He is the originator of the heavens and the earth”(Quran: 6:101)
The sky itself has so much beauty and i can’t imagine space  and beyond…subhanaAllah! It’s such a beautiful feeling to wake up  right when fajr comes in, pray it..and go outside….and just stare at the  sky till the sun rises….its a feeling that is priceless…and doing zikr  throughout the whole time…when you lay and stare at the sky…you don’t  see the houses, the buildings..etc.. and everything around just  see the sky..and your mind is just so clear……..&lt;3

“He is the originator of the heavens and the earth”
(Quran: 6:101)

The sky itself has so much beauty and i can’t imagine space and beyond…subhanaAllah! It’s such a beautiful feeling to wake up right when fajr comes in, pray it..and go outside….and just stare at the sky till the sun rises….its a feeling that is priceless…and doing zikr throughout the whole time…when you lay and stare at the sky…you don’t see the houses, the buildings..etc.. and everything around just see the sky..and your mind is just so clear……..<3

#sky  #fajr  #beauty  #Allah  #zikr