- "Softness is not weakness. It takes courage to stay delicate in a world this cruel."
- Perhaps to deal with dilemmas in life is to learn to prioritize between 'what is it that I am going to be held accountable for' and differentiate it from other challenges. Such is the way one can attain peace of heart.
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'Somewhere along the line, you lose the desire to desire. A point where whatever comes your way is welcomed and what doesn't is least bothered about. Maybe this very feeling is the objective of our trials; to take away that yearning for this dunya from our hearts.
Maybe this is the end of it all....'
- Let Allah speak for you. In that, is the Best of defence...
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تزكية النفس"Sometimes we just have to stop pretending to be strong. Admit our weaknesses and seek our strength in Him. Rejuvenate our heart through prayers for prayers are the cure for all illnesses."
"Sometimes the power of Dua is such that it flies through the skies faster than light, where the cries of the heart are calmed before the very next heartbeat, and that tranquility is given to the desperate caller from the One who is As-Sami', the One Who hears all.
All this, before the caller has even dropped their hands from it's raised position. SubhanAllah!" :')
Prioritize!Adab in knowledge is to know the rightful place of everything in your life.
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- The town that was ‘by the sea’..
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- ‘O you who have believed, believe!’
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- ‘they were near to not doing it.’
- When even the Shaytan ran for his life…
- Never will you find for them a helper…
- Woe to those who pray!
- A Beautiful Contract
- Rising from the Lowest of the Low
- In Thy Name We live
- Matters Of The Heart
- Maryam’s AS silence.
- Oh What’s that! ‘Too sinful to be forgiven. Too bad to do good’ ?
- What does it mean to have a peace of heart?
- And there you are, staring at Allah SWT. :’)
- When things just don’t seem to work out
- Ramadan’s coming and I am SO not ready
- When someone so close to Allah is depressed, how do you soothe them?
- Of Overcoming Roadblocks in Life
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- The light will shine through..
- While he’s been away…
- Can’t wear the Hijab
- Healing A Broken Heart </3
- Let Go.
- So let me NOT talk about ‘Marriage’ here…
- Don’t Be Sad
- Fly soul, fly…
- Fix your end now.
- When dua isn’t about what we want..
- Of fallen flowers on the ground..
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- You don’t remember anything, ma.
- I Fail..
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- Throw that pride away..
- The Little Bird Now Has Faith
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- That Perpetual Presence
- While the Pigeons ate to their fill..
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- My Little steps for this not-so-great Ramadan..
- To those who want to do big things in life.. :)
- You Are Powerful.. NOT.
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- Most of us very well know the story of Yunus AS and the dua he made so strongly, that saved him from his difficulty, the belly of the whale. Allah swt says in Surah Saffat, 143, "Had he not been of those who glorify Allah swt (musabbiheen), he would have indeed remained inside its belly till the day of resurrection!" SubhanAllah! How many times have we (even now) faced trials that make us feel like we are in layers of darkness upon darkness in the belly of the whale? But how much even during this time are we of those who can be called as "musabbiheen"? Those who glorify Allah swt? Take time to really praise and do dhikr of Allah every day. May He take us out of our difficulties. And save us from remaining in those situations till the day if judgement. Ameen. 🧡To all homeschoolers, unschoolers, people whose children are back at home with no school due to #covid_19 : Take in all the positivity. Spend time with your children. No need to teach them. No need to worry about their education. It'll all come along anyway. So relax on all those free resources and curriculums everyone's sharing, and dont feel overwhelmed. (save them f you'd like, they're amazing too) Hug them. Spend time with them. Play with them. And relax. Breathe in positivity and breathe out love. If there's one thing you want to 'teach' them: connect them to their Rabb. Let it be their connection with Our Lord. And you've achieved everything else. Connect them to WHO Allah is. How powerful He is. And you're set for the rest of their lives. None of us know what the future holds, but if this connection is strongly and properly created, we all will make it thru whatever comes our way inshaAllah. This is anyway what we needed to achieve regardless of school holidays. Regardless of whether you were #homeschooling or not. Since we have the option now, why not make the best of it? When was the last time you spoke about Allah SWT in your homes? Or made the Quran echo with love in your rooms? Do it now. This slow down is a beautiful getaway to connect back to our Core. Our Beautiful Lord. 💛 It always starts with us.'Enjoy', my father in law told me. Physically exhausted from our stay in Arafah, although we were quite ecstatic and energetic due to the rain; we were cold and shivering and tired, and that's how we got off the bus in Muzdalifah. Only to be told to find a spot over a blank plain expanse filled with stones to sleep for the night. While I found our spot, and began setting the place for prayer and sleep, quite amazed at how am I going to lie down here in front of everyone, "enjoy!", he told me. Men, women, wealthy or poor, children, aged; no matter who it was, all had to sleep on a blanket of stones (whatever bed sheets we managed to take in our backpacks were soaked from the Arafah flood). No roof above us, no bed underneath us. No walls besides us. And we slept. Under the beautiful starlit sky. Actually it was such a good sleep! Even my husband admits to that. Maybe we were that exhausted. I look back to that day and remember the words of my father in law. Enjoy. Every moment of Hajj. It struck a little chord in me; enjoy? But yeah! Isn't it such a beautiful feeling to endure all that pain and struggle only and solely to seek the pleasure and acceptance of our Lord? When you seek Him in all your life's struggles, they become purposeful and meaningful. And so, enjoy every phase of life, it meant. Even the testing times when the sun shone hard, enjoy seeking Allah. Or when the rain sank deep and still you sought your creator, enjoy looking for Him in every phase of your life; whether you're physically, mentally, spiritually sinking low or floating high. Rejoice in every kind of moment by seeking Allah's love and and life's going to be as beautiful as that sleep on a stoney surface of the plain vast open ground. And add to that a beautiful starlit sky ;) Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: "Strange are the ways of a believer for there is good in every affair of his and this is not the case with anyone else except in the case of a believer for if he has an occasion to feel delight, he thanks (God), thus there is a good for him in it, and if he gets into trouble and shows resignation (and endures it patiently), there is a good for him in it." [Muslim]Hands shivering out of pain. Feet and ankles cant move another inch; it aches. Too much work. Just for the love of family. And YET, after a long hard day, you still make it look so simple and happy at the dinner table. Mom. What are mothers really? Sigh.There are so so many lessons you can take from the exact verses again and again even if you repeatedly read them every week! SubhanAllah such is the miracle of the words of the Almighty! The man in the story of two gardens in surah kahf, felt pride in his beautiful garden. Who wouldn't be proud when you've toiled all year in taking care so meticulously of all your plants day and night, watering them, removing weeds and nurturing them? He began to feel a sense of surety that nothing would happen to his garden which was better than everyone else's. Each if us actually have that beautiful garden. Consider your situation now; perhaps you're better in knowledge than those around you, perhaps you're better at some skill than those around you or better in wealth or status and so on. All this yes, you've toiled hard at it to get to it. It's natural to think how can anyone get better than you on that or even how can you lose all that after all this? That man there with his beautiful garden said and thought the exact same. But his garden was ruined and he remained clapping his hands with sorrow over what he had spent upon it, while it was all destroyed on its trellises! We are taught as a solution to this feeling and as a safety to our garden, a very simple statement which is from "the treasures of paradise" [Bukhari] : لا حول و لا قوة إلا بالله There is no might and no power except that of Allah's. As simple as that. And then the verses on this story continue to teach us about the value of this world in reality and what wealth and children are. Right after that Allah swt narrates the story of DhulQarnain and honors him with a huge task. After finishing such a humongous task, all that he says is enough for us to conclude this reflection- قَالَ هَٰذَا رَحْمَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّىۖ [Dhul-Qarnayn] said, "This is a mercy from my Lord;" (Al-Kahf 18:98) Look at your garden today, you watched it grow, you cultivated it and you bask in its beauty. You LOVE what you have now. So proclaim the most beautiful words from the treasures of Jannah and mean it with all your heart 🧡 لا حول و لا قوة إلا بالله #surahkahf #friday #quranhourSomething we often hear is - "Use your talent for the sake of Allah" I'll tell you what.. use it for YOU growing closer to Him. Yes you can see how your talent benefits the Ummah, but dont forget, to see HOW it takes YOU first and foremost closer to your Lord. Allah doesn't need us to 'work for His sake' to be honest. We need Him. #tarbiyyah #talent
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