- "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!" :')
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- In our halaqa this week we discussed just one verse of the Qur'an for nearly TWO hours. It wasn't too long a verse, wasn't much of a heavy meaning verse rather a very simple one. Something so so simple that when you read it you'd say "oh the usual stuff we know" and move on to the next. So simple for the ones who know even little Arabic to be able to translate. At first I thought of just giving it a brief explanation and move on. But then... the halaqa grew into 2 hours! We were stuck in that one verse and the lessons we took from it. SubhanAllah! Because when something becomes so normal in your life, you definitely need the reminder for it to be 'purposeful' in your life. We do so many good things in our lives, but how much of it is done consciously for the sake of Allah swt, consciously seeking Jannah? And if that's not done, then really, what are we seeking in this life? The following is the verse- وَإِذْ أَخَذْنَا مِيثَٰقَ بَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ لَا تَعْبُدُونَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهَ وَبِٱلْوَٰلِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا وَذِى ٱلْقُرْبَىٰ وَٱلْيَتَٰمَىٰ وَٱلْمَسَٰكِينِ وَقُولُوا۟ لِلنَّاسِ حُسْنًا وَأَقِيمُوا۟ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتُوا۟ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ ثُمَّ تَوَلَّيْتُمْ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا مِّنكُمْ وَأَنتُم مُّعْرِضُونَ 2:83 So The verse was about the covenant the Bani Israel took with Allah swt and broke. The rights of Allah swt mentioned first (to worship Him alone) and then right next to it was the rights of our parents and relatives and the orphans and the needy and all of mankind. And then of establishing prayer and giving zakat. And we delved deep into each of it especially on the parents part (nearly an hour) because we had to reflect a lot on our akhlaaq with them. But what struck with me the most and makes my heart MELT with LOVE for Allah swt so so much is that He mentions they turned away from the covenant, EXCEPT a little of them. He uses the word تولّيتم meaning turning away, leaving it behind their back. And then uses the word معرضون meaning 'turning away such that they do not even have it slightly in their hearts to do it'. Meaning to say, completely totally turned away on their promise. But look at that.. (continued in comments)My 1.4 year old son was sitting on the corner of the bed and my husband sitting down by the bedside tells him, "Jump!". Without any second thoughts, or any fear, my son exclaims something in his gibberish language thats in the tone of "Threeeee twooooo one!!" and just jumps off that height, knowing his father would hold him and he'd be fine.. Two seconds later, my husband and I look at each other with the same thoughts; Would you blindly trust someone like that and jump? Faith in arabic is 'Eeman'. The word Eeman in arabic comes from the root letters hamza meem and noon. Aamana also stems the meaning of "being safe" "secure".. how is safety and security linked to faith? I've always wondered this until i came across one of Omar Suleimans talks recently where he clearly explains it. To have faith, one is safe from anything that harms their spiritual state; any deeds that harms your faith you must not do it in order to protect your faith. Even tho the deed to my son could have been harmful, he felt safe in the hands of his father. When you analyse the state of your eman and heart today, look for all those things and deeds that harm it. Protecting ourselves from those is what gives us faith, 'Emaan', security. Let's strive to work on our Imans to enter the blessed month of Ramadan with a beautiful heart and make the best of it inshaAllah! #oldwriteup #faith #ramadanThe house of Halima was unexpectedly blessed. It overflowed with blessings. Noone slept hungry, not even their livestock. They lived in the most drought stricken spot in the region; yet their camels and goats would return home with bellies and udders full. And this was only after the time she took the Prophet SAW to nurse with her. She saw blessings come her way thru this special baby. If that's what happens when the Prophet SAW is around as an infant, then how would a house with his presence thru his acts of sunnah be? Revive the Sunnah. There is so much barakah in it. 🌹 #beautifuldeen #prophetmuhammad #prophetSuddenly the sky broke apart and it rained. So so heavily; it flooded our tent. As I stood there drenched in just 5 mins, facing the sky while the rain drops wash my face, praying and crying; I smile. I look around to see the joy on everyone's face and everyone's crying but also full of joy; exclaiming that this is the first time it rained on the day of Arafah in years! And it was just scorching heat 5 mins ago! So scorching the whole day (the whole week even), that we had to use spray bottles constantly to cool the air and drink lots of Zamzam to ensure we didn't faint! But the rain... it was magical. Miraculous. Beautiful. Just... out of this world. It MADE us believe that if on a peak summer day in the middle of a scorching desert, Allah can send us heavy heavy rain, then splitting the moon, splitting the sea, drowning a nation, lifting the mountains, or anything unimaginable as a matter of fact, was definitely possible too. Imagine making dua with that sort of faith in Him. Imagine having those duas been answered and looking back to that day again! Such is the faith we need to have. "Never have I failed in my supplication to You Ya Rabb. Never" Like flowing water that cleans the stone while also softening it a bit.. The rain softened our hearts as it fell over us. We felt lighter. We prayed more. We cried more. But we also felt so much joy and so much closer to You, ya Rabb. It was a beautiful gift of a memory I rejoice even now. It makes me smile when I think of it. And I'm so grateful, He made me a part of it. #Alhamdulillah #Hajj2019 Close your eyes and think of something that makes you smile and please share it with me below! :)Today, I was often reminded of a trial I went thru that I might have surpassed somehow these past few months. But the thought of it pains so fresh. I still can't make sense over it all happening to me. It's side effects remain. Every single day I'm reminded of it in some way or the other. Like a wound that leaves a scar that just won't go away. But some wounds are like that. They are in such an important place that you just can't easily forget them. And sometimes when you prick them they only hurt more, unnecessarily, while in the process of healing. You can't tell why they aren't gone yet but you know what.... there is only One hope. That for every bit of pain you endured thru that wound and that scar, there's a recompense Allah stores for you in the hereafter, in the process of forgiving a sin of yours. “And whatever of misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your hands have earned. And He pardons much” [aShuara 42:30] “There is nothing that befalls a believer, not even a thorn that pricks him, but Allaah will record a hasanah (good deed) for him thereby, or erase from him a sin.” [Muslim]'Be kind', her voice echoed in my ears as I walked angrily to my room after giving a piece of my mind to a worker. 'No matter what, don't ever fall into their hurtfelt curse. Be stern but just be kind. And I repeat this to you again and again, BE KIND OKAY?' (My mom is like that;she repeats things) These are my mother's words in every alternate phone call to me. (Repeatomania, we call it, lovingly). 'I'm sorry, Amma is undergoing the heart treatment now and I've been on my toes since morning so I took it out on you.', I went back to tell my worker. 'No problem ma. Allah will take care. You don't be nervous. It's fine' When I called up my mom first to tell her that I may have a chance to make Hajj accompanying my inlaws, her words echoed in my mind throughout my hajj journey- 'Sameera, this is very very important. It's going to be very testing, so no matter what happens, don't lose your temper. Don't say anything to them. Don't take out even a pint of anger or impatience on them. Be cafeful' 'Ginger must be lesser than garlic in making the paste'. 'Dont scrape the nonstick pan.' 'Pray on time and then do your chores'. 'Don't let your left hand see what your right hand gives' (her fav quote to say abt giving charity in private) etc etc etc How many a times does the echoes of her voice come back to comfort us; Our mother. Every single detail she looked at for us. Sticks to us now. As a very significant part of our character. 💛 #mother ..... I've always loved the rain. Today my sons wanted me to open the terrace door for them to enjoy the rain; so I did. And they loved it too! Which made me reflect on the above.
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