Friday, May 22, 2015

I Wish You Knew... (Author Unknown)

I Wish You Knew
 
Recently I’ve just been hearing about the moral degeneration of our society and how many of the things we do or believe stem from ignorance. So I thought I’d pen down all the things I wish people knew. Dont just read this but ponder over it too. Please share with your loved ones, friends, contacts etc because I wish they knew too…

I wish you knew that rizq is predetermined by Allah so that you would stop chasing wealth.

I wish you knew that haraam relationships can never lead to happiness and bliss.

I wish you knew the sweetness of waiting rather than engaging in zina before marriage.

I wish you knew that you should hide your sins for Allah dislikes us broadcasting our sins.

I wish that you knew that it’s NOT ok to watch 50 shades of grey.

I wish that you knew that giving in charity does not diminish your funds, it earns you good deeds which is the currency of the hereafter.

I wish you knew the importance of bringing your children up with good morals and values and not letting them run wild.

I wish that you knew that your success and your wealth are not a direct result of how hard you work or what degree you have, it is a blessing bestowed on you by Allah. If He willed you could lose it in an instant.

I wish that you knew that intentionally missing a salaah can leave you out of the fold of Islam, so that you would not let them pile up.

I wish that you knew how privileged you are and how badly people out there suffer.

I wish that you knew that when you leave the house without a scarf on you are no longer safe from Allah’s punishment.

I wish that you knew that peace is to be found in the remembrance of Allah.

I wish that you knew that trials and hardships don’t mean that Allah doesnt love you or listen to you, instead they are tests from Allah that are meant to purge you of your sins.

I wish that you knew that the harder your test, the greater Allah’s love is for you.

I wish that you knew how music affects you, how it hardens your heart and how dangerous it really is.

I wish that you knew that swearing does not make you cool, it earns you sins.

I wish that you knew that having a new car or a beautiful house doesn’t mean that you’re successful.

I wish that you knew that a man who has no protective jealousy over the women in his family and lets them leave the house displaying their beauty will never enter Jannah.

I wish that you knew that when people point out your wrongs and advise you to do good they’re not judging you. They only want to help you.

I wish that you knew that money can’t buy you Jannah.

I wish that you knew that you will leave behind all of your possessions and take only your deeds to the grave.

I wish that you knew that even if we were to bury you with all your wealth it would not benefit you.

I wish that you knew that the poor will enter Jannah before the rich do.

I wish that you knew that this world is temporary so you wouldn’t get too comfortable here.

I wish that you knew that death does not discriminate against age, wealth, health or gender.

I wish that you knew how fortunate you are to be Muslim instead of adopting the lifestyle of the disbelievers.

I wish that you knew the beauty of Islam and the beauty behind Allah’s commands.

I wish you knew ....

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Clouded Emotion

We always trying to copy one another
One trying to better the other.
Everyone so focused on gaining worldly success they willing to put down their brothers and sisters in the process.

Friend turning on Friend.
Family turning on Family.
All because of one emotion.. JEALOUSY.

It clouds the mind and kills the heart leaving you thoughtless and emotionless not caring who you hurt.
You desire what others have and you become malicious and hateful instead of acknowledging your own countless bounties and being grateful.

You become greedy no longer bothering about the needy. Buying things that are unnecessary, hoping it will make you happy, but all these things still leave you feeling empty, lonely devoid of tranquility.

Because wordly things can't bring you true joy, you were blinded by emotion, you failed to realise that everything they have is only due to Allahs infinite generosity.

You thought success and contentment to be in cash and kind, you allowed these thoughts to overtake your mind.

How could you forget that Rizq comes only from Ar-Razaaq!

Now you've awoken from your trance and everything is different at a second glance.

Your infatuation has abated, you look around and asses your situation and you find your eyes fill with tears of repentance, now you've finally noticed your own abundance of sustenance.

Your heart is filled with gratitude and your jealous attitude falls away like a wilted flower flying away from a tree.

And new buds begin to blossom.

Your life becomes happier.
You've walked the road of redemption and the road you now tread is one of contentment.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Time To Change Is NOW!


Oh Ummah of Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم..
When are we gonna stop all of our wrongs?
Next week? Next month? Next year?
No! Then it might be to late.

We have to STOP TODAY ! NOW!
STOP watching movies NOW!
STOP listening to music NOW!
STOP going out dressed inappropriately NOW!
STOP backbiting NOW!
STOP picking out others faults NOW!
STOP mingling with members of the opposite gender NOW!
STOP! STOP! STOP NOW!

We claim that we love Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم, yet we dont ever follow his way!
We don't follow His sunnah! We don't read Quraan! We don't strive to follow His example!
Our actions contradict his lifestyle and what He ﷺ taught in every way!
Do you call that love ???
I don't!!

Yes we LOVE celebrities,sports stars and famous people. We strive to be like them, look like them, walk like them, talk like them and live like them..
We wish they knew who we are, but they don't.
And even if they did they don't care about us.

My Habib Muhammad ﷺ cried for YOU and I, He used to cry so much that His mubarak beard used to be soaked with tears. And He used to stand so long in Salaah pleading to Allah for us that His mubarak feet used to swell.
 "Ummati, Ummati.. My Ummah, My Ummah"
That was His concern.
He Loves YOU and I.
He wants to be with us in Jannah.
On the day of Qiyaamah when every single Prophet (A.S) and every human being will be saying "Ya Rabbi Nafsi Nafsi, Oh Allah Save me, Save Me"

He صلى الله عليه وسلم will say"Ya Rabbi Ummati Ummati, Oh Allah My Ummah, My Ummah"
Yet we still choose the ways of Kuffar. Do we want to be with them in Jahannam???
Because we will be raised with those who we love on the day of Qiyaamah, and it seems that we love them and their ways more than our own Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم and our Deen.

But it is not to late to change.
Change NOW!
Make a firm intention that you are going to change for the better today.
Even if you start slowly, removing small sinful actions from your life one at a time.
Start implementing small Sunnahs one at a time.
Spend more time with Allah conscious people and people who constantly remind you of Allah.
Distance yourself from people who encourage you to indulge in sinful acts.
Listen to Inspirational Islamic talks.

Don't worry about what people will say, or what they will think. Do this for yourself.
To make your Dunya, Qabr and Aakhirah better.
Turn to Allah and repent sincerely, cry to your Lord.
He is waiting for you!
He is waiting to Forgive you!
Turn to him sincerely. Humbly.
It doesn't matter how much you might have sinned! Allah is willing to forgive you if you jst turn to Him!
Follow the Sunnah of Muhammad Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم..
Build a strong connection with Allah

Leave the Kaafir culture behind.
Leave their way of dressing behind.
Leave their way of living behind.
Leave their way of speaking behind.
Leave everything of theirs behind.
And start following the way taught by Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم!
This is the way of success.
The way of happiness.
The way of peace.

Allah give us all the ability to practice upon what has been written.
May he forgive our sins and accept our efforts.
Aameen.

Surah Ambiya: Verse 107:
وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

And We have not sent you (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) but as a mercy to the worlds.

Surah Al-Hajj, Verse 14:
إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُدْخِلُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَفْعَلُ مَا يُرِيدُ

Surely Allah will cause those who believe and do good deeds to enter gardens beneath which rivers flow, surely Allah does what He pleases.

Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 104:
وَلْتَكُن مِّنكُمْ أُمَّةٌ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى الْخَيْرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ

And from among you there should be a party who invite to good and enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong, and these it is that shall be successful.

Surah Ash-Shuara, Verse 83:
رَبِّ هَبْ لِي حُكْمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالصَّالِحِينَ

My Lord: Grant me wisdom, and join me with the good.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Truth in Time: By Naseera binte Ismaeel™

Oh, how quick time flies by
It's Friday, It's Monday
Oh, it's another week gone by
Then a month
Then an annum
One year...
Two years...
What have we done?
Moments in tears
Moments of joy
All memories passed by
Forgotten words
Forgotten actions
Marking the world of a passerby
Life is but a moment in time
In the everlasting next life
just a memory...
Our current actions determining our destination
A destination we hope will be
Joy and blissful eternity ...

Friday, May 1, 2015

Emerging From My Shell

Imprisoned by my own dark thoughts.
It seems like a tunnel with no exit or light at the end. Like a dark cloud without a silver lining.

I'm holding myself back with regrets of things already passed, and worrying of things yet to occur. I seem to be colouring my life in black and white. To scared to get out of my comfort zone or explore.

I'm living in a shell, and i keep closing it tighter and retreating further.
Trying to keep pain and sorrow out.
I'm trying so hard to protect myself,
i havnt realised i have actually trapped myself.

Now I've become so comfortable in my shell, that i don't want to leave it.
I want to remin clamped between its musty walls, wallowing in my thoughts, wandering along its narrow passages aimlessly. It's become the place i call home, everything else seems foreign to me.

I need to start chipping away at these walls before they close in and suffocate me.
I need to get out and start living life.

But I've bee in this shell so long that the real world scares me now. I dont know if i can fit in anymore. I'll feel alien, out of place, like i don't belong.
Thats how i always feel, and i end up crawling back into my shell and i don't emerge again for days or weeks sometimes even months.

I always wonder what i need to do to fit in.
I've been trying so hard to be like everyone else, trying to imitate others, trying to hard to be someone I'm not. Only now do I realise i don't have to fit in, I don't WANT to fit in.

I just want to be happy with myself.
And as long as i do those things that are pleasing to Allah what people say doesn't matter.

Now that i have acknowledged this fact maybe I'll finally be able to rid myself of this shell.
I have to leave it behind along with all my grief sorrows and fears, and i have to stop my tears.

I have to emerge a different person.
I have to stop trying to please people and strive to please Allah alone.
I have to stop relying on people and rely only on Allah.
Because Allah never leaves me or lets me down.

Now that i have realised this, i can come out of my musty shell, and i don't ever have to return.
As long as i follow these few simple rules in my life i will remain happy and content not matter what trials i face or what life throws at me, i will remain strong.

Its time to add some colour to my life.
Its time to emerge from my shell!

Endless Greed and Desire

Sayyiduna Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “If the son of Aadam has two valleys of we...