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“To the widow who is experiencing her first Ramadaan alone. I know the pain stabs at your heart as you remember the last Ramadaan that past. The memories and love of those beautiful years spent together will always be in your heart. You will remember him at every Suhoor and every Iftaar, you will remember him with every bite of food you eat as you recall his favourites. You will remember him in his Kurta getting ready to leave for taraweeh. You will always remember him until Allah reunites you with him in the gardens of Jannah. May Allah grant you ease and peace. Aameen.


To the orphan experiencing the first Ramadan without your parents. You’re still feeling shocked right? You remembered how sweet sahuur was with them and how cool iftaar. You remembered your parents advice and promises during Ramadan. Remember Allah Ta’ala is your Sole Protector and Comforter. Pray for your parents a lot and live the lifestyle they wished for you. 


To the sister who is experiencing her first Ramadaan after nikkah. I know you are nervous and you want to make sure your loving husband and his family are pleased with you so you try to do your best to accommodate and make everybody comfortable even though you feel a little ‘out of place’ or nervous. Remember Allah has blessed you with a house which you will make a home and a wonderful husband who acknowledges your efforts and is grateful to Allah for you. May Allah grant you warmth, acceptance, unity, peace, love, barakaah and happiness within your marriage and your home. Aameen .


To the sister who was recently divorced. This will be a very difficult first Ramadaan after your divorce. You may still be angry, disturbed and hurt yet you will heal. This month will heal your body, mind and soul. Allah will bless you with peace and happiness again. The sun will shine once again giving you hope, warmth and light in your life. Be strong and soldier on. May Allah grant you ease, happiness, hope and strength. Aameen.


To those people who are burdened by huge debts, to those people who are in financial crisis and to those people who are sleeping on the cold pavements this Ramadaan. Remember Allah tests those he loves the most, you may have nothing in this world but everything in the hereafter. May Allah grant you barakah, ease, peace and mercy. Aameen .


To all those brothers and sisters who are sick and ailing this Ramadaan. May Allah grant you complete shifa of the body, mind and soul. May all your sins be washed away with every pain you suffer. Aameen .


To the world this Ramadhan, remember all your brothers, sisters and the entire Ummah as you raise your hands,cry and make dua. Remember to be kind, generous and caring to your family as well as those you meet for you know not of the internal battles they fight. May Allah grant you happiness, peace, barakaah and mercy in this blessed month of Ramadaan and for the rest of your life in this world and the hereafter.”

 

RAMADHAN MUBARAK 💕

 

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Purifying one’s heart 💕

اللَهُمَّ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِي عَلَى دِيْنِكَ

‘O Allaah, keep my heart firm upon your religion’

(and by saying):

اللَهُمَّ يَا مُقَلِّبَ القُلُوْبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِي عَلَى دِيْنِكَ

‘O Allaah, O Turner of the hearts, keep my heart firm upon your religion’

(and by saying):

اللَهُمَّ يَا مُصَرِّفَ القُلُوْبِ صَرِّفْ قَلْبِي عَلَى طَاعَتِكَ

O Allaah, O Turner of the hearts, turn my heart to your obedience”6

(The Believer) asks his Lord for firmness.

And Allaah – Exalted and Lofty is He – is described as having fingers, and He has a hand – Exalted and Lofty is He – in a manner that is befitting to Him – He is The Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects.

He does not resemble the things He has created – not in the hand, nor the fingers, nor in speech, nor in being pleased, nor in being angry, nor in other than that just as He – Who is The Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects – said (translated):

There is nothing like Him, and He is The All-Hearing, The All-Seeing” (42:11)

Sisterhood

Barakh’Allahu feekum. So heart-warming ya Mina ❤

MINA'S MEMOIR


Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

It was my first time. I was shy and just did not know what to expect.
I went in and performed my two rakats of tahiyatul masjid which I had just learnt about. By then, I wasn’t told that Muslim sisters were exceptionally kind. I heard whispers of asalaamu ‘alaikum with a big smile from the womenfolk but I still felt out of place. Oh have you noticed how sisters are also so touchy feely? Yeah took me time to get used to the hand shake, holding hands each time and hugging etc.

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How Big Of A Deal Is It To Refuse A Handshake Anyway?

MINA'S MEMOIR

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Asalamu alaikum warahmatula wabarakatuhu.

I have had conversations with friends and family on how difficult it usually is to avoid a handshake with the opposite gender. It can be awkward. True. It will be different, no doubt which is mostly due to inconsistency amongst us Muslims so of course, people will find it strange in the beginning but nothing will beat the relief knowing you declined to shake hands with the opposite gender be it your manager, business partner or even a family member who is not your mahram only to please your Lord.

Here are few tips and my experience regarding that awkward handshake insha Allah. It was a piece I wrote and shared on Amaliah.com


Questions, Answers, and Tips…

While it is seen as a norm to reciprocate and shake hands in a professional setting here in the west mainly, it is in fact, contrary to…

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Five Jannah events you can’t wait to experience:

1. Greeted by the Angels and Salam from Allah SWT
When you enter Jannah through its gates (there are 8), the Angels will be waiting to greet and congratulate you. Even better than that – a greeting from Allah Himself.

2. Finding your house
Once you are greeted, there won’t be a rush to claim housing. Everyone will know their home in Jannah, better than they know theirs in this world. So amazing.

3. Jannah-Star Service
Crave a fruit you see? The branch will come down to you. Take a bite from an apple and want a banana instead? It will turn into one just for you. Lean back on plush cushions, lofty beds while rivers of water, honey, milk and wine flow beneath you.

4. Jumuah Gatherings, Markets and Visitation
On Fridays, everyone will gather at the market from all levels of Jannah. You will meet and greet one another perhaps even recognize friends from the Dunya. When you return to your spouse, you’ll find one another more beautiful than when you left.

5. The Ultimate Reward
When you think it couldn’t get any better a caller will call out: “There’s still a promise from Allah waiting for you…” The veil will be lifted and the greatest joy will be to gaze upon the Face of Allah SWT – the most precious gift from our Lord.

#forever #jannah

 credits to the owner, Barakh'Allahu fiqh! May we unite in Jannah bi idhnillahu Ghaffur-ur Rahim.

True Love

 

In today’s world, a lot of young people are afflicted by a serious illness that is even more deadly than any virus or bacteria. It is an illness that affects the heart and will cause its death, if not treated.
This illness is none other than love before marriage, and it is with great sadness that a lot of youth fail to realize that in reality there is no such thing as “true” love before marriage, yes, there might be crushes, infatuations and the likes, but true love? No.
Some people might argue and say, how can you make such a bold statement? To that I reply, love is what creates happiness not sorrow, love is what gives you a peace of mind not worry and anguish but most importantly, love is that which brings you closer to Allaah the Most High, not that which will push you further away from Him and acquire His wrath.
Yet there are a few brothers and sisters, who truly love Allaah, only to find their hearts crippled by this disease, they have apparently fallen in “love” with the opposite gender (before marriage) and can’t seem to stop thinking about them, they lose their appetite, their sleep and become neglectful of life as a whole.
These individuals sometimes regret falling in love and want a way out, they want a cure for this illness, but is there really a cure?
Listen to what Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim has to say:
“And the cure for this deadly illness (i.e. love before marriage) is for the person that is afflicted to realize that this love is only due to his/her own delusions and ignorance.
So upon such a person is to first and foremost strengthen their Tawheed and reliance upon Allaah, and secondly to increase in worship and busy themselves with it, so much so that they do not have any spare time letting their minds wander and think about their beloved.
And they should call upon Allaah to protect them and save them from this evil, just as Prophet Yusuf called upon Allaah and he was saved. And they should do as he did, be as he was, in terms of ikhlaas (sincerity) and remembering Allaah in abundance.
This is because if the heart is filled with ikhlaas for the sake of Allaah, there will be no space left for any unlawful love to be present, rather this only happens to a heart that is empty and has no ikhlaas whatsoever.
And let such people remind themselves that whatever Allaah has decreed for them is only in their own best interests, and when Allaah commands something it is never to cause harm or misery to His slaves.
And let them also remind themselves that their unlawful love does not benefit them, neither in this world or the hereafter! As for this world then they will be so preoccupied with their love that it will cripple them and will cause them to live in a fantasy world. And as for the hereafter then it will cause them to be preoccupied with the love of the creation instead of love for the Creator!
These people need to be reminded, that the one who is emerged in something will never see its ill effects, neither will the person who has never experienced such things. The only people who will be able to relate to them are those who have experienced the same thing but have been saved. Such people can look back and realize how evil it is.”

 

Special thanks to Ustadha Maryam Amir 💗

Reciting last 10 verses of Surah Imran before Tahajjud —

Narrated Kuraib Maula Ibn `Abbas:

`Abdullah bin `Abbas said that he had passed a night in the house of Maimuna the mother of the faithful believers, who was his aunt. He said, “I slept across the bed, and Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) along with his wife slept lengthwise. Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) slept till midnight or slightly before or after it. Then Allah’s Apostle woke up, sat, and removed the traces of sleep by rubbing his hands over his face. Then he recited the last ten verses of Surat-Al `Imran. Then he went towards a hanging leather water container and performed a perfect ablution and then stood up for prayer.” `Abdullah bin `Abbas added, “I got up and did the same as Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) had done and then went and stood by his side. Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) then put his right hand over my head and caught my right ear and twisted it. He offered two rak`at, then two rak`at, then two rak`at, then two rak`at, then two rak`at, then two rak`at and then offered one rak`a witr. Then he lay down till the Mu’adh-dhin came and then he prayed two light rak`at and went out and offered the early morning (Fajr) prayer.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 1198

—– Last Ten Verses of Surah Imran —–

191. Allazeena yazkuroonal laaha qiyaamaiw-wa qu’oodanw-wa ‘alaa juno obihim wa yatafakkaroona fee khalqis samaawaati wal ardi Rabbanaa maa khalaqta haaza baatilan Subhaanak faqinaa ‘azaaban Naar
192. Rabbanaaa innaka man tudkhilin Naara faqad akhzai tahoo wa maa lizzaalimeena min ansaar
193. Rabbanaaa innanaa sami’naa munaadiyai yunaadee lil eemaani an aaminoo bi Rabbikum fa aamannaa; Rabbanaa faghfir lanaa zunoobanaa wa kaffir ‘annaa saiyi aatina wa tawaffanaa ma’al abraar
194. Rabbanaa wa aatinaa maa wa’attanaa ‘alaa Rusulika wa laa tukhzinaa Yawmal Qiyaamah; innaka laa tukhliful mee’aad
195. Fastajaaba lahum Rabbuhum annee laaa Udee’u ‘amala ‘aamilim minkum min zakarin aw unsaa ba’dukum mim ba’din fal lazeena haajaroo wa ukhrijoo min diyaarihim wa oozoo fee sabeelee wa qaataloo wa qutiloo la ukaffiranna ‘anhum saiyi aatihim wa la udkhilanna hum Jannnatin tajree min tahtihal anhaaru sawaabam min ‘indil laah; wallaahu ‘indahoo husnus sawaab
196. Laa yaghurrannaka taqal lubul lazeena kafaroo fil bilaad
197. Mataa’un qaleelun summa maawaahum Jahannam; wa bi’sal mihaad
198. Laakinil lazeenat taqaw Rabbahum lahum Jannnaatun tajree min tahtihal anhaaru khaalideena feehaa nuzulammin ‘indil laah; wa maa ‘indal laahi khairul lil abraar
199. Wa inna min Ahlil Kitaabi lamai yu minu billaahi wa maaa unzila ilaikum wa maaa unzila ilaihim khaashi ‘eena lillaahi laa yashtaroona bi Aayaatil laahi samanan qaleelaa; ulaaa’ika lahum ajruhum ‘inda Rabbihim; innal laaha saree’ul hisaab
200. Yaaa aiyuhal lazeena aamanus biroo wa saabiroo wa raabitoo wattaqul laaha la’allakum tuflihoon

191. Men who celebrate the praises of Allah, standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth, (With the thought): “Our Lord! not for naught Hast Thou created (all) this! Glory to Thee! Give us salvation from the penalty of the Fire.

192. “Our Lord! any whom Thou dost admit to the Fire, Truly Thou coverest with shame, and never will wrong-doers Find any helpers!

193. “Our Lord! we have heard the call of one calling (Us) to Faith, ‘Believe ye in the Lord,’ and we have believed. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, blot out from us our iniquities, and take to Thyself our souls in the company of the righteous.

194. “Our Lord! Grant us what Thou didst promise unto us through Thine apostles, and save us from shame on the Day of Judgment: For Thou never breakest Thy promise.”

195. And their Lord hath accepted of them, and answered them: “Never will I suffer to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female: Ye are members, one of another: Those who have left their homes, or been driven out therefrom, or suffered harm in My Cause, or fought or been slain,- verily, I will blot out from them their iniquities, and admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing beneath;- A reward from the presence of Allah, and from His presence is the best of rewards.”

196. Let not the strutting about of the Unbelievers through the land deceive thee:

197. Little is it for enjoyment: Their ultimate abode is Hell: what an evil bed (To lie on)!

198. On the other hand, for those who fear their Lord, are Gardens, with rivers flowing beneath; therein are they to dwell (forever), – a gift from the presence of Allah. and that which is in the presence of Allah is the best (bliss) for the righteous.

199. And there are, certainly, among the People of the Book, those who believe in Allah, in the revelation to you, and in the revelation to them, bowing in humility to Allah. They will not sell the Signs of Allah for a miserable gain! For them is a reward with their Lord, and Allah is swift in account.

200. O ye who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance