God never fails in His promise; what He says He does

Many people live their lives unaware of the existence of God. If they believe in God, their belief is part of a whole. Some believe in God but their actions betray them. Some believe in themselves and deny the capacity of God. What is God consciousness and why do we need to be fully aware of His existence?

  

There is a time when things seem to stand still

We struggle and battle our rage out.

Then slowly, we enter into a communion with God

May be He will answer our call, if we turn to Him

Yet, we feel desperate.

So many days have passed and we feel so abandoned

Does He really hear our complaint?

Does He really listen?

There are times when we really cannot bear the sufferings, let alone the time of waiting for something to really happen…

And it is at this time, where everything stumbles and falls apart….

Amother who is ill

A sister who departs

A business that work no more…

A result that turns negative…

And the attempt to knock at God’s door once again….

And finally a voice is heard:

Knock, knock with insistance

Show your eagerness to win the test

Do not lose hope for He is here and listen

To every distressed soul

The true time to supplicate is after midnight’s hour

When all are fully asleep, and you have waken up for His sake alone

Do pray and you will soon be gratified….

This is a promise from your Lord and His promises never fail

   Author: Ammaara Uddeen 


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A DEATH-BED


by: James Aldrich (1810-1856)

A death bed

  • ER suffering ended with the day,

  • Yet lived she at its close,

  • And breathed the long,

  • long night away,

  • In statue-like repose.

    But when the sun in all his state Illumed the eastern skies,

  • She passed through Glory’s morning gate

  • And walked in Paradise.

To veil or not to veil, that is the question!!!

To veil or not to veil, that is the question!!!

It is incredible yet a fact, that everybody, male as well is interested with the veil issue!!!

Is it a vested interest? Some hidden interest or some hidden gains?

There have been so many articles written about the veils.

And I will only brush up some few ideas.

By the time, surah 24 v 31 was revealed, Allah himself explained to Muhammad about its purpose and importance.

The prophet therefore advised all women to cover themselves including their hair.

Now, there is no frustration, no confinement whatsoever in covering the hair.

Are women threatened while they cover the hair?

For those who have submitted themselves voluntarily, for their heart, body and soul to Islam, they find it easy to crush their desires or ego….and voluntarily cover their hair.

They understand that Allah, in His immense Generosity and Wisdom has wished this for women.

Covering of the hair has many advantages:

You are no more a sex symbol

You are no more considered as an object

You are more respected as a human being

You are not looked at from head to toe ….

There is no need for you, to wake up in the morning and always have to concentrate on your look, do your hair

How many women have problems when they wake up in the morning and take enormous time to tame their hair in order to be in condition

Your head is protected from pollution, wind and uncertain weather condition.

Those who have sinus problem, know well about the advantages of covering the head

It prevents us from satanic attacks – the jinn problem

Many muslim women [we are here talking only about women] – are victimed of sorcery and jinn attack and by covering the head, the attack is less violent upon them.

Well, islam is not only an intellectual battle where so and so will come and argue about intellectual or rational issues.

Islam is above all a story of love and commitment to Almighty Allah. When you love, you respect and you understand. He is the Creator and He has set down a program [this world as a parameter for us] for us.

Those who accept and understand His program, will surely attain bliss.

Intellectuals and intelligent people are really two things.

The prophet saw once said that the intelligent are those who control their passions and desires in order to attain bliss. [the hereafter world].

Now, you muslims who are not just born within a muslim family but are committed to Allah and have accepted islam as your way of life [s5 v 3]

To you, I say, let us, prepare ourselves sincerely to meet our Lord, with the hope to see His Wadj on the resurrection day.

To you, I say, let us stay firm on the issue of hijab …

Indeed Allah has set a veil between those who read the Quran [and love its reading ]and those who do not read the Quran

Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik!!

Renew your faith on this new year 1430AH

The Noble ur’an reminds us:

“Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are

[all] for Allah, the Cherisher of the worlds.”

Chapter 6 verse 162

This should indeed be our resolution because 1430 is not simply a change

a year. it is a new era. And only those who are endowed with Taqwa [fear

to displease Allah] will be successful.

Muslims who are partly muslims – which means – they have partly

submitted their soul to Allah while half of their actions are against islam –

will unfortunately pay a terrible consequence for their hypocrisy

New resolutions for the new year ahead

Assalamua’alaikum Warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu;

I have come across this wonderful article which I’d like to share on

the blog, may you all who read it benefit from it, by Allah’s will,

Ameen.

By Sadullah Khan

We realize that another year has passed; minutes move into hours, hours

into days, days into weeks, weeks into months, and months into years,

seemingly faster than ever before; yet every moment is a precious

component of life and every moment counts.

The pertinent question one should ask about tomorrow is, “What have I

done with my yesterdays?” In the Qur’an, we are commanded to carefully

consider what we are sending forth or doing for the future:

(O you who believe, observe your duty to Allah, and let every soul look

to that which it has sent on for the morrow) (Al-Hashr 59:18)

This introspective question should evoke critical self-evaluation ineach individual: “What am I doing with my today?” Our attitude towards time indicates our attitude toward the value of the capital of life. That

is why the Qur’an exhorts us to value the time we have before life comes to an end, so that we may realize that time is the measure of life.

Time is an amaanah (trust); what we do with time is what we do with our lives.

Almighty Allah says,

(And spend of that wherewith We have provided you before death comes

unto one of you and he says, “My Lord, if only You would respite me to anear term, so that I would give alms and be among the righteous!”)

(Al-Munafiqun 63:10)

(He Who created death and life that He may try you — which of you is best in deeds, and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving) (Al-Mulk 67:2)

One might ask, “How can I make my life count? Where do I begin? And

what should I change?” Muhammad Iqbal, the great poet and philosopher,

echoed that question in one of his poems when he reminded us that Allah never changes the condition of those who do not consider changing themselves. He was echoing the following Qur’anic verse:

(Verily Allah does not change the condition of a people until they

[first] change their own condition) (Ar-Ra`d 13:11)

Are we accepting our conditions as they are? Or are we willing to take the responsibility of changing them? Ultimately, we have to be the change we want to see. Iqbal said,

When you are enslaved, neither arms nor reflection by itself is of real use:

But if you have a sense of dignified determination, then you can break  up all shackles;

Can anyone really know the strength of a principled believer?

Destiny can be changed by the glance of a determined believer.

Principle Priorities

Without a clear sense of our personal principles and priorities, it is

most difficult, if not improbable, for us to make our lives really count. We must acknowledge that the right thing to do is always the best  thing to do, provided that it is done with propriety (i.e. at the right  time and in the right manner)- thus deserving to be called muqmin  (true believer). This fulfills the following Prophetic advice:

“If doing right pleases you and doing wrong displeases you, then you  are truly a believer.” (Authenticated by Al-Albani)

As those who performed Hajj and returned sinless as newborns are being  welcom ed and as the new Hijri year is being ushered in, it is a good  time to make personal resolutions.

New Year’s Resolutions

A resolution is one’s commitment to an attitude, a moral task, a habit,  or a change in lifestyle that is beneficial to one and to others. Such  a commitment sets goals to be achieved. It is a means of  self-assessment and repentance, which demand personal honesty, moral commitment,  humility, and dedication.

Stay wide-awake. Always ask yourself, “Where am I? And where am I going  to?” Our lives are being continually shaped by the choices we make and  the convictions and values that underlie them. In this sense, our  lives are like works of art that are in progress.

Anyone can take the material of life and either react to it passively,  always remaining life’s victim, or take it and use it creatively,  becoming the architect of their life and a participant in shaping their  destiny and in designing their true personality.

Reach your full potential. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be  upon him) is reported to have said,

“Verily Allah has prescribed ihsan [goodness and excellence] for all  things.” (Muslim)

In relation to evolving human potential and developing the personality,  this statement motivates a person to utilize his or her life skills in  the most progressive and proactive manner. This demands the  demonstration of dignity with pride, courage with conviction, patience with  perseverance, power with mercy, authority with justice, duty with  commitment, principle with wisdom, freedom with discipline, and honor with

compassion.

Leave small thing small. Do not make a major issue of small matters. Be  more compassionate, less confrontational. Let’s all make a resolution  that we will genuinely be more loving, more respectful, more  accommodating, less hurtful, less demeaning, and less confrontational. Let’s put  our house in order, beginning with our relationships with our family  members at home.

Value five before five.

The Prophet is reported to have said,

“Take advantage of five before five: your youth before your old age,your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your  free time before your becoming [too] busy, and your life before your  death.” (Al-Hakim in Al-Mustadrak)

Do something for someone. Our function in life is not merely to have  and to hold but also to give and to serve. The Prophet is reported to  have said,

“Allah helps the servant as long as this servant helps his brother [or  sister].” (Muslim)

We should always remember the promise that we will enter Paradise by  the mercy of Allah and also through the generosity of our spirits and  soundness of our hearts.

Learn from your mistakes. There is a Prophetic hadith that captures a  reality in all human endeavors. That reality is the fact that all human  beings err. The Prophet said,

“All the children of Adam are bound to constantly err, but the best of  those who constantly err are those who constantly repent.”

(At-Tirmidhi)

Regard failures as learning opportunities. Think of how you can learn  from failure a lesson that can help you in the future. But how can this  be possible? Ask yourself the following questions:

* What was the mistake?

* Why did it happen?

* How could it have been prevented?

* How can I do better next time?

The ability to utilize our unpleasant experiences requires a

willingness to learn from our mistakes. The Prophet said, “People are like mines  of gold and silver; those who were excellent during [the time of]  jahiliyyah [pre-Islamic ignorance] are excellent during [the time of] Islam,  as long as they have an understanding” (Muslim). We should then do our  best to learn from our mistakes.

Live every day as if it were your last. Do remember, however, that one  cannot do an act of kindness too soon, for one never knows how soon it  will be too late, so do the good once you can and never postpone it.

Kindness is indeed a most noble quality; it is a characteristic of the Supreme Being.

`Abdullah ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) is reported to have  said, “When you go to sleep, do not assume you will live to see the  dawn. And, when you wake up, do not assume you will live to see the  sunset. Take from your health what will benefit you in your sickness, and  take from your life what will benefit you in your death.”

Our attitude toward future influences our mindset in the rest of our

lives. Being positive is a great motivator. Hope is the best attitude one  can harbor toward future. It is the realistic expectation that something good or better can happen if one continues to do his or her best.

So, let’s determine to do what we have to do. May Allah help us all keep  firm on the right path. Ameen

Sent by Sister Humayra

My ummah by sami yusuf

Believers are friends and those who reject the oneness of God, disobey God

Yea, to those who take for friends unbelievers rather than believers: is it honour they seek among them? Nay,- all honour is with Allah. (Surah An-Nisa, 139)

Already has He sent you Word in the Book, that when ye hear the signs of Allah held in defiance and ridicule, ye are not to sit with them unless they turn to a different theme: if ye did, ye would be like them.For Allah will collect the hypocrites and those who defy faith – all in Hell:- (Surah An-Nisa, 140)

The traits of the hypocrite

When it is said to them: “Come to what Allah hath revealed, and to the Messenger.: Thou seest the Hypocrites avert their faces from thee in disgust. (Surah An-Nisa, 61)

How then, when they are seized by misfortune, because of the deeds which they hands have sent forth? Then their come to thee, swearing by Allah.”We meant no more than good-will and conciliation!” (Surah An-Nisa, 62)

Those men,-(Allah) knows what is in their hearts; so keep clear of them, but admonish them, and speak to them a word to reach their very souls. (Surah An-Nisa, 63)

May Allaah guide us to the truth and keep us firm on the Deen of Islaam

A dedication to my mother

Remember to always love your mother and to understand her when it is time…we may regret it after her death.

My Mother

“I love so much my mother,
She’s always in my heart.
Even though we argue,
We’ll never be apart.

She can tell when I have problems.
She knows when I am down.
She’s always there to cheer me up,
and take away my frowns.

At times when I get mad at her
it’s hard to stay that way.
Only because she makes me laugh
every passing day.

I love my mother with all my heart,
but this she does not know.
Sometimes I want to tell her,
but I’m afraid to let it show.”

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/i-love-you-mother#ixzz3oBu5KIlm
Family Friend Poems

My Loving Mother

by Anonymous

To the one who gave me life
I can give nothing but love
To the star so full of light
to the one sent from up above.

Thank you for the kindness
for everything you do
thank you for the happiness
thanks for seeing me through.

I love you more than anything
I’ll love you to the end
you are my mother first
then my very best friend.

It is unusual what we share
everything I do you know,
every beautiful quality
you have in you, I try to show.

Not often enough do I tell you
how much you mean to me
Not often enough do I show you
how your love set me free

To live forever and always
Is what I wish for you.
A long life ever-lasting
for one so sacred and true

You are my special angel
who I always find comfort in
whether life is in a shambles
whether I lose or whether I win

To the one who gave me life,
I can give nothing but love
to the one who genuinely is,
sent from heaven above

Dedication to my mother for her devotion, love and care

May Allah bless her soul and cheer her with endless love and mercy

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A song for you

What to wish for muslims’ new year 1430AH?

First, renew your kalimah [your testimony of faith]

Make a Ghusl

Make two rakats of sincere repentance [tawba] in order to return sincerely to Allah

Sit and analyse your past years.

Are you satisfied with what happened spiritually?

What did you do in terms of worship?

What did you do for muslims in general?

Give sadaqa

Pray for forgiveness

List the actions that you would like to do in order to please your Creator

What more?

Please send more ideas

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