Advice to the converts of Islam

By Aisha Stacey / 28 May 2013

After a person has accepted Islam as their religion they will come to realise that Islam is more than just a religion – it is way of life.  Worship is not reserved for special days or special ceremonies; it is a part of our living and our dying, our working and our play, our rest and our study.  In short Islam is something that we live with all our actions, thoughts and deeds. Developing good habits to assist us in our everyday lives as a worshipper of the One God is easy. Below you will find a few guidelines to get you started.  They are habits that should InshaAllah become as familiar as breathing.

1. Dedicate some part of everyday to reading a translation of the Quran.

2. Pay strict attention to learning how to pray.  Try to improve your prayers until you are satisfied that you are praying in the correct manner. Sometimes this takes longer than you might expect, so do not be discouraged.

3.Try to learn some words of remembrance.  These can be said at any time of the day or night.  If you feel you do not know enough of the prayer ritual but want to spend longer connected to Allah then they can even be repeated at the end of your prayer.  Learn to say:SubhanAllah, Alhamdulillah  and Allahu Akbar.

“Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying), I will remember you, and be grateful to Me (for My countless Favours on you) and never be ungrateful to Me.”(Quran 2:152)

4. Give some form of charity every day.  Remember that in Islam giving charity can be as simple as smiling and brightening a person’s day.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Every Muslim has to give in charity.”  The people then asked: “(But what) if someone has nothing to give, what should he do?” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) replied:“He should work with his hands and benefit himself and also give in charity (from what he earns).” The people further asked: “If he cannot find even that?”  He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) replied: “He should help the needy who appeal for help.”  Then the people asked: “If he cannot do (even) that?” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said finally: “Then he should perform good deeds and keep away from evil deeds, and that will be regarded as charity.” Saheeh Al-Bukhari

“Every act of kindness is charity.” Saheeh Muslim

5. Avoid wasting your free time. You will discover that there 1001 things to do that are beneficial.  Time wasted on video games and idly surfing the internet can be better spent.  Once you understand that every single thing can be a way of worshipping Allah then playing video games for hours on end does not seem to be a very wise way to spend time.  Having said this however we now come to the next point.

6. Avoid going to extremes.  It may be tempting to fast everyday or read all of the Quran in one sitting but Prophet Muhammad warned us against going to extremes.  Therefore in a 24 hour day there is time to play and time to learn.

“Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists…” Saheeh Al-Bukhari

7. Islam is a holistic religion; it requires us to pay attention to our spiritual, physical and mental health.  Therefore acquire habits that keep you healthy and add to your Islamic character.  Getting enough sleep at night allows you to rise early to pray. Eating the right foods in the right quantities keeps you energetic rather than lazy; this allows you to worship without hardship.

8.Try to make friends in the Muslim community. Staying in the company of people who worship Allah in the correct manner is a source of fun and benefit.  The best friends are those who talk about Islam more than the latest fashions. Good friends remind each other of their Islamic obligations, such as praying on time or the importance of helping others.

9.Try to read about the life and times of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). There are many good books in all languages that teach about the noble life of Allah’s final messenger. As Muslims we should love the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) but how do we love someone we do not know.

“Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much.”(Quran 33:21)

10. Acquire virtuous manners and morals. Learn about and try to emulate the morals and manners of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), those who lived around him and all of our righteous predecessors, including all the Prophets of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Allah expects us to behave in the best manner, if we fail sometimes then we should seek forgiveness and try to do better.

Our religion is easy.  It is one small step at a time.  Slowly but surely acquire the habits that will make life in this world better and a better life in the hereafter secure

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Dua in moment of heavy torment and oppression

Dua in moment of heavy torment and oppression

How to make your dua the most effective?

Remember dua can be made alone but Allah always listens to the dua of a group of sincere people. So, it is important from time to time to unite and to make collective duas, in shaa Allah.

How to proceed?

1. Have a Ghusl

2. Do wudu

3. Pray two rakaat of tawbah [repentance]

4. Send darood upon the prophet [pbuh]

5. read surah Al Fatiha

6. Read surah 94

7. Read surah 105

8. The first ten verses of Surah Al Fath

Important note:

Many sincere believers today are oppressed by their enemies who threaten them with terror, jinns, sorceries etc. This dua is very powerful when you cannot cope with your ennemies and they have decided to make your life impossible…Remember that Allah always listens to the pleas of the oppressed and we should never lose patience in making dua. Allah will never let down an oppressed person, so persevere with patience and constant supplication with hope and certainty until Allah releases you from your torment and give you victory upon your ennemies.

Brothers and Sisters: The greatest support you can give to those who are oppressed  involves you raising your hands towards the heavens and making rigorous supplication to Allah Most High with the following Dua:

A POWERFUL DUA FOR THE BELIEVERS

Yaa Allah! You have revealed The Book, You control the clouds and dominate their path …

You defeat the armies of Your enemies…

Yaa Allah, All Mighty are You, All Powerful are You,

Yaa Allah, defeat your enemies, defeat them all, All our enemies and yours!

Yaa Allah! Scatter their aim, shake the earth beneath their feet, strike fear into their hearts and thunder into their lands and properties, assign the winds and your soldiers on them to finish them as you’ve done before to your enemies Allahuma Ameen. [remember surah Al fil]

Yaa Allah! Cripple their limbs and blind their sight, mute them, and send upon them epidemics and calamities and don’t cure them no more if they persist in their crimes and refuse to submit upon You, Yaa Allah. Allahumma Ameen.

Yaa Allah! Disperse their gatherings and shatter their unity and their leaders & troops labors; Make their condition severe amongst themselves, and make their plots turn against them – show the worlds the signs of your Power, and make their destruction a lesson for those who do not learn lessons Allahumma Ameen.

Yaa Allah! Hasten their destruction, and make their wealth a bounty for the Muslims Allahumma Ameen.

Yaa Allah! Aid our Mujahideen brothers in Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Philippine, Indonesia, and every where Allahumma Ameen. Guide them towards what is right. Teach them the right way to attack the ennemies. Give them full support and create unity among them always. And disperse the kaafirun. Put hatred in their hearts among themselves so that they become weaker and weaker each day.

O Allah, you are are Lord, so listen to our supplications and to not frustrate us by delaying our demands. Do not abandon us at the hands of the kaafir, the unjust and the oppressors. Do not allow others to have the upper hand upon us. O Allah, you are the Generous, the Merciful, the Wise, help us to stand straight in all circumstances. Free us from the slavery of our own minds and do not leave us alone with our own selves but accompany us each moment of our lives so that we may feel peace of heart and mind.

Yaa Allah, you are the most powerful, the Almighty. Defend us against the attacks of the devils and the taghout. O Allah, save our ummah from the treachery of the dajjal’s plan. O Allah smooth our way and give us solace and tranquility so that we may have enough time to pursue in loving You more, in strengthening our acts of worship.

 

Yaa Allah! Unify the ranks of the mujahideens, and gather them on the word of truth Allahumma Ameen.

Yaa Allah! Make accurate the aim of their weapons; strengthen their determination and make them steadfast, and bestow upon them tranquillity Allahumma Ameen. Yaa Allah, put their hearts at peace and guide them to that which is all-good Allahumma Ameen.

Yaa Allah! Give them authority in Your Glorified Name, and give glory to them with your infinite armies in the heavens and the earth Allahumma Ameen.

Allahumma you are The King of kings & the king of all Worlds! May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger of Allah and upon all his followers and companions

Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen Allahumma Ameen.

Send darood upon the prophet [pbuh]

REMEMBER: Allah does not need any permission to do or undo a situation. Be firm upon your dua and hope, hope and hope until Allah sends down His Mercy upon you.

 

Do you care if i say: Ramadan is coming soon?

  • Do you pay heed about the good news: Ramadan is coming soon?

  • But then, as it will come so it will go ….fast, very fast

  • Many people just take Ramadan as a news: Ramadan is coming but their hearts remain heedless….

  • In fact, they do not care

  • Many others wait for the last minute and then say: “I hope Ramadan is not tomorrow because i have not yet had time to prepare….”

  • And when we ask them: what do you have to prepare?

  • Sadly they reply: i have not bought any sirop, any flour, dried grapes, dates etc to start sehri and of course to feast at iftar…

  • Ramadan has become a kind of : let’s party tonight…!

  • inviting friends and even non believers to feast: the iftar party and making dua [invocation] without knowing a single word of what we are saying

  • This is no joke and nothing to do with criticising. Surely not!!! this is a reflection that brings awareness and God consciousness

  • Ramadan’s objective is to bring God consciousness

  • We are human beings. We have been given reasoning so let us reason according to the Quran and hadith….

  • Over eating over sleeping over talking ….all these are against the rule of  Ramadan….and of course, against the principle of Islam

  • Do not say that you do not know

  • Now you know, brothers and sisters. Surely you have read, surely you know….

  • May Allah bless us all with firm iman and forgive our sins

  • and take care of our family

Your sister in islam

Ammaara

Now what are muslims doing in their day-to-day lives in order to accomplish their mission as vice regents?

The Noble Qur’an says in chapter 2 starting from verse 30, that we mankind we have been created as khalifah [representatives of God] on earth.

Therefore, we all have a mission: Our mission is to serve Allah, to establish peace and to uproot evil.

Let us not lose our objectives!!!!

Do not let the devil fool us

We have not been created to imitate unbelievers, to dress like them, to eat what they eat or to watch what they watch.

Stop complaining about this and that

Start working at your jannah [your aboard in paradise]

Don’t think because you have a muslim name, you already have a passport for jannat-ul -firdous

That’s too simple an imagination!!

If you feel you are a Muslim, then you have to prove it!!!

That’s so simple. if you say you are an engineer, you have to prove it. If you say you are a doctor, you have to prove it. If you say you are an electrician, you have to prove it. Or else, who would employ you???

So, show your competence as a believer!!!

and by doing this each day, you have indeed participated in the élan of islamisation of the world

Ammaara

 

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To Allah: Victory lies in your Mighty Hands


I refuse to be discouraged,to be sad, or to cry;

I refuse to be downhearted, and here’s the

reason why:

I have a God who’s mighty, Who is Sovereign

and Supreme;

I have a God who loves me, and by His Divine

grace I’m on His team.

He is all-wise and powerful. Allah is His name;

Though everything is changeable, My God

remains the same.

My God knows all that’s happening; from

Beginning to the end;

His presence is my comfort; He is my dearest

Friend, may I say so.

When sickness comes to weaken me, To bring

my head down low,

I call upon my mighty God;

When circumstances threaten to rob me of my peace;

He draws me close Him, Where all my strivings

cease.

When my heart melts within me, and weakness

takes control;

He gathers me into His arms, He soothes my heart and soul.

I refuse to be defeated coz I know Him Ar

Rahman

He has promised to be with me, and He never

leaves us bare handed

My prayers have reached Him

I give God thanks for standing by my side

The battle’s His, the victory mine; He’ll help me

win the race.

Alhamdulillah, I can do all things through Allah

who strengthens me!

A moment of peace

If you want peace, take time to live in silent communion with nature

With hold your passion with noise pollution and reflect on  Allah’s

pict0002creation so that you may find Truth

What about love

Love is like playing the piano.

First you must learn to play by the rules,

then you must forget the rules

and play from your heart

To each his own

Today I would like to share with you, the gift of a Thought or two. . .

To Each His Own

I cannot change the way I am, I never really try,

God made me different and unique, I never ask him why.

If I appear peculiar, There’s nothing I can do, You must accept me as I am, As I’ve accepted you.

God made a casting of each life, Then threw the old away, Each child is different from the rest, Unlike as night from day. So often we will criticize, The things that others do, But, do you know, they do not think, The same as me and you.

So God in all his wisdom, Who knows us all by name, He didn’t want us to be bored, That’s why we’re not the same

Should we care for our muslims brothers and sisters?

Today, it has become a fact that many muslims only care for their own families.

They live a life which has nothing to do with the prophet’s sayings.

They believe that their families are only their father, mother, sisters and brothers.

This is why they tend to neglect other muslims’ sufferings.

However, we must understand that this is Shaitan’s trick

to disunite us and to sow disunion among our fellow brothers and sisters.

True!!!

Our family is the large muslim community who resides in several parts of the world.

We are all sisters and brothers in islam.

And because of this, we should start taking care of the poor, the needy, the orphans,

the weak, the sick, the widowed, the divorced etcetera…

It is our duty to care for our umma if we say we love Allah and His rassoul.

Let us start today itself by giving fissabillillah.

let us take charge of one family until this family can stand on its own, insha Allah!

To take care, does not mean only food; it means providing love and affection and

sharing of dua.

Remember: dua [supplication] can change a person’s life drastically and it works

miracles on distressed souls

May the Almighty Allah help us insha Allah

Your sister in Islam,

Ammaara

What can make you happy?

The Holy Prophet (SAW) Said:

1) Four things that make your body sick:

a) Excessive talking
b) Excessive sleeping
c) Excessive eating and
d) Excessive meeting other people

2) Four things that destroys the body:

a) Worrying
b) Sorrow (Sadness/Grief)
c) Hunger
d) Sleeping late in the night

3) Four things that dry the face & take away its happiness:

a) Lying
b) Being disrespectful / impudent (insisting on something wrong knowingly)
c) Arguing without adequate knowledge & Information.
d) Excessive immorality (doing something wrong without fear).

4) Four things that increases the wetness of face & it happiness:

a) Piety
b) Loyalty
c) Generosity (being kind)
d) To be helpful to others without he/she asking for that.

5) Four things that stop the Rizq (Sustenance) :

a) Sleeping in the morning (from Fajr to sunrise)
b) Not Performing Swalaaat or Ir-regular in Prayers
c) Laziness / Idleness
d) Treachery / Dishonesty

6) Four things that bring / increase the Rizq:

a) Staying up in the night for prayers.
b) Excessive Repentance
c) Regular Charity
d) Zikr (Remembrance of Allah / God).


The Holy Prophet (SAW), Also said to communicate to others even if you listen One Verse (Ayaah) & this one verse will stand on the Day of Judgment for intercession.


The Holy Prophet (SAW) said, Stop doing everything during the Azaan, even reading the Quran, the person who talks  during the Azaan will not be able to say the Kalima or the  Shahada on his/her death bed….


Please pass this message to Muslims…and non muslims

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