- "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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- *My Ramadan Writing Prompt 4* I look at the moon and its neaaaarly full. I just love gazing at the moon, yet this time its bringing me a series of mixed emotions. Nearing half of this month, it reminds me that time is flying and I have got to up the game. But then again, this beautiful moon is such a comfort to the soul. Telling me that it took its time too to be this full and bright, it takes nearly half a month to light up the whole sky. Everything by nature takes time. And after ages of struggling to want to have khushu in my salah, without worrying and being distracted about my two babies, I finally was able to focus on the verses recited today (day 11). A little. Just a few verses actually. But this meant a lot to this heart. It felt like my hard heart is finally and slowly cracking and making way for light to come in. So this is a very crucial time- to not give up. To not think about the past,to not delve on how time has flown,on how I haven't done much. Rather to keep going. To keep striving. And to never ever give up, even if little. Just like the three companions who stayed behind at the expedition of Tabuk; they honestly admitted it, regretted their acts,and waited for 40 days and then another 10, to hear of forgiveness from Allah swt. ONE sin they committed distanced them from Allah swt sooooo much; no believer was allowed to talk to them, their wives were commanded to be away from them, the disbelievers invited them and tempted them with honour, yet they never gave up. They knew with all their heart that true victory was with Allah swt. They never spent a day without seeking His forgiveness, no matter how uncertain a situation they felt they were in. It felt like the earth narrowed upon them but they were still resilient. And Allah swt forgave them, and accepted their repentance. 'And [He also forgave] the three who were left behind [and regretted their error] to the point that the earth closed in on them in spite of its vastness and their souls confined them and they were certain that there is no refuge from Allah except in Him. Then He turned to them so they could repent. Indeed, Allah is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful'You know that feeling of earnestly expecting something and looking up at the sky with hope and a deep sense of longing ? That physical expression on a person when he looks up with a desperate longing in the heart? Our beloved Prophet SAW had exactly done this too, and Allah swt beaaautifully recorded it (even the physical gesture) saying, 'certainly we saw you *turn your face* towards the sky/heaven". (قَدْ نَرَىٰ تَقَلُّبَ وَجْهِكَ فِي السَّمَاء) ۖ How comforting does that sound? Every single word and verse in the Quran is for us. We might think it seems to be talking to the Prophet, but no. What is each and every word and verse talking to ME? I am a single being, one in a billiion people who have come, are here now and are yet to come throughout centuries, yet this Quran talks to me and relates with me at every stage of MY life. Only I need to pay more heed and listen attentively to gain from it. Checking out the context under which the verse was revealed, we see that it was regarding the change in the direction of the Qiblah. The muslims initially prayed facing the BaitulMaqdis in Jerusalem. When the Prophet SAW migrated to Madinah, the disbelievers taunted him saying that the muslims don't even have a qiblah of their own and still share the same as that of the jews. The Prophet saw was really really hurt. He kept longing for Allah swt to send a command to face the kabah in Makkah. He kept looking up hoping that he would get some revelation. He waited for days and months patiently, yet yearning for change . And then Allah swt sent the ayah - (continued in comments) Pic credits : @rants.n.ramblesSo for this Ramadan, I have my dua list ready even though I forgot my dua journal back home. I wrote it all over again, making a new cute little spiral bound book (I just love little spiral bound books!). My dua list is actually organised into sections for dunya and akhirah and even each persons name would be written so I don't forget anyone. And yet still, this time it feels diferent. I sat at the iftar table and I feel blank. I close my eyes and I'm reminded of those days I desperately sought from Allah swt. I would catch every possible time when dua is promised to be answered (rain, dua between adhaan and iqamah, dua before iftar, etc etc etc) and make dua. I would beg like a baby. And yes, babies nag us like anything when they want something. Ahmed reminded me of this today. He wanted something and would not give up asking for it at all. I didn't give it to him as it wasn't good for him, but he didn't give up. And then he wanted something else which I promised to give him later if he had his lunch. I HAD to blackmail him as he just doesn't eat his food otherwise. But he kept nagging me for the thing even tho I promised him he would get it after he's finished his food. Ahmed is 2 today. And that's how a two year old asks for what he wants. Which got me thinking- I am not asking Allah enough. How much do I want all those things I've written down and some unwritten? How badly am I opening up to my Lord and asking Him? To be able to MAKE dua, effortlessly, is such a huge blessing. So I quickly make my ONE dua before the call for Maghrib is given today - "ya Allah..ya Rabbi... Ya mujeebu da'wati...please, help me ASK you." Because right now, this heart needs it. The longing to ask. The longing to cry. The words to flow thru without any aid. The tears to pour without any effort. This heart.. needs it all. Pic Credit: @rants.n.rambles #ramadanwritingchallenge #ramadanwriting #muslimahwritesRamadan is here. And it feels like just yesterday we wrapped up last Ramadan. The spiritual high and that excitement for Eid. The tests I faced last eid so freshly embedded in my mind. The hurts I endured. And then a whole year just passed by; a million opportunities to please Him, some taken and some missed. Here I am, while the first Maghrib of this blessed month is being called, sitting by my Window, feeling nervous, anxious and unready. Multiple Adhaain being called like the world is in a hurry to grab all the good from this month, while here I am, wanting to slow things down. Slow down time, I am not ready. Slow down everyone, I feel overwhelmed. Slow down Sam, just let it be. I enter Ramadan emotionally drained, physically tired and spirituallly as low as I can ever be. But that's exactly why this month has come to be again, for my growth. To water and bring life to my heart again, to be able to grow and nourish myself and my family for the rest of the year. Here I am, looking at all my faults, all the shortcomings of my self and soul wanting to work on them one by one; to bring about a better me. Like a new beginning, a fresh start again,Today has given me hope to a new life. To restart with everything and make it better. Work on my faults, improve my talents, make the best of time and health and live life to the fullest until it is taken away. Ramadan; what a beautiful Mercy from our Lord. I start here, my Rabb, using Your Mercy to rejuvenate again. I seek You with all my heart, even though I'm really far now, I know and believe you'll never let me get lost. Entering Ramadan, I imagine entering this beautiful garden confused by the choices of flowers to pick and overwhelmed by its beauty and opportunities. So I sit here first and enjoy its aroma..I let the surrounding colors and smell get absorbed into my skin, my heart and soul. And then I get up and pick them one by one leading myself to the path where I'll build more gardens. 🌹 #ramadanwriting #ramadanwritingchallengeWelcoming Ramadan with Ahmed ❤ Work In Progress :) For now, he recognises the moon and stars shapes so its perfect for Ramadan Deco 🌹 BaarakAllahu feeh. #ramadan #DIY #flourdough #decoBloom where you're planted? Often I'm told, "Bloom where you're planted." Yes. But flowers, they need the right environment to bloom. Or else they die. And stink. Yes, flowers can stink. Don't be the reason for it. If we really want a flower to bloom, we've got to do our part in nourishing it. More than often, if you want someones true potential to bloom, you've got to appreciate their efforts. You've got to show pride in their works. That's how they keep getting better. Looking back at my childhood, I've noticed that most of my milestones and achievements have been due to the way my parents and mentors appreciated my works, efforts or me. It's amazing how one positive comment could lift up my childs enthusiasm and improve his ability to try again! Its so common to taunt and tease children and mock them telling them they can't do it. Adults do this to adults too! I despise it. I would never imagine the Prophet SAW do this. Every little thing that I was mocked at, during my childhood, are things I have a complex for now. This is not how we let people grow; be it our children, others children, students, friends, spouses or anyone. This reminds me of Allah's beautiful name and attribute ; AsShakoor. The Most Appreciative. Where He does exactly this - appreciate. Appreciate what? He appreciates our efforts. Everything we do, intending to gain His pleasure, is not forgotten. So if you've remained silent, patient instead of getting angry, if you've silently waited for your dreams to come true while enduring other hardships to it, its also a way of attaining rewards manifold. " 'Shukr' is defined as recognizing and appreciating when good is done. Shakoor in Arabic is also used to describe an animal that is given little food but gives back much. So it revolves around receiving something, even if small, and giving back much because of it. Al-Ghazali tells us that ash-Shakoor is “the one who rewards the practice of a few pious deeds many-fold, and in response to the action of a few days, gives limitless happiness in the life to come. (cont in comments)
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