Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Peace Despite The Pain

And suddenly a sense of peace descends despite the pain.
There's a light at the end of this tunnel, an end to this unbearable strain.
A new train is soon arriving, this one filled with blessing and mercy.
For verily He has promised ease after every difficulty.
And we will have happiness after we experience misery.
Today you may have felt like you cannot go on, you felt like falling, never to stand again.
But you have to realise failing is not an option.
Every test sent by Allah has a solution.
He will reveal it at the perfect moment.
Never doubt, never lose hope for surely Allah does not abandon those who hold on to His rope.
Trials are temporary.
So endure them with a beautiful patience, and Allah will shower you with His endless bounty.
Do not resort to sin, thinking it will rid you of your pain. That is the biggest mistake we make.
The cure is found only in remembrance of Your Lord. Raise your hands and make dua, plead and beg your most Merciful Allah.
Fall before Him in prostration, let your tears flow without restriction.
Knock at His door without hesitation.
Your heart might feel like its breaking, but never give up, begging your Lord for salvation.
Soon Oh burdened soul Allah will lift your sorrows and He will replace it with something so Amazing, the sweetness of which will leave you speechless.
Then you will desire to be tested again just so that you may receive the reward at the end.
And you will see that your perseverance proved fruitful, and your adherence to His commands did not go unnoticed.
Because indeed He is the most kind, never leaving anyone behind.
Your Heart will soar, and you will feel a happiness more beautiful then you have ever felt before.
You will find yourself smiling, constantly praising Allah.
You will forget that you were ever sad, you will never again grieve.
Because you know that Allah never deprives those who truly believe.
You are now stronger then ever before, strengthened by His love.
This love is like none other, it will never leave you broken nor will it ever hurt.
Never let go of this Love no matter what difficulties you may face.
Because without it you will be nothing but a depressed longing soul, wandering aimlessly in a never ending void of darkness, constantly suffering in sadness.

So make sure you never abandon your link and connection with Allah, for it is the key to your eternal Happiness.

Friday, August 21, 2015

What is Love

What is love?
Love is that feeling you get after you make dua, knowing that Allah heard every word.

Love is that feeling you get when your dua is accepted and you can't stop praising Allah.

Love is that feeling of peace that washes over you when you listen to or read Quraan.

Love is that feeling you get, and the way your heart skips a beat when you read or hear about the life of Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم and his companions رضي الله عنه.

Love is the feeling you get and the way tears flow freely from your eyes when you see the Baitullah for the first time.

Love is the feelings you get when you miss Madinah Munawwara so much you feel like your heart is going to shatter.

Love is that feeling you get when you look out the window, and you see Allah's beautiful creation.

Love is that feeling you get after you have eaten a delicious meal.

Love is that feeling you get when you realise how blessed you are.

Love is that feeling you get when see a baby smile.

Love is that feeling you get when after a long tiring day you climb into a comfortable bed.

Love is that feeling you get when you say Alhamdulillah.

Love is that feeling you get when someone tells you Jazakallah Khair, you the best.

Love is an unexplainable feeling, every person experiences everyday.
We just don't realise it because we look for Love in all the wrong places and in all the wrong things.

Love is found in everything you do everyday of your life. You just have to pay more attention.
There are so many different kinds of love, and so many different ways of loving.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Things We Forgot About Fashion

Its really saddening how some Muslimahs today are willing to sell their Jannah for the price of Fashion and following trends...

Revealing and tight clothing are now what they choose to wear. Sometimes some wear a Scarf, but more often then not with the camel hump under.

They absolutely cannot live without make up, applying thick layers onto their face before stepping out of the house.
Oh, and Allah forbid they should forget to douse themselves in perfume.

And if you are a Niqabi then that doesn't mean you havto miss out. Nopes.
Now days even Niqabis and girls from good pious families get caught up in these very fitnas.
Apply extra eye make up since thats the only part visible through your Niqab. Make sure to get a half Niqab if you gonna wear your shades and of course don't forget the Perfume and Camel hump. And you all good to go.

Oh my Muslim Sister do you not see how much of Sin you are committing?
Are you pleased with the fact that the displeasure of Allah and Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم follows you wherever you go?
Are you really so willing to sell the Infinite Gardens of Jannah for this temporary dunya??

Islaam respects and honours woman.
And here you are throwing that away.

At this point you might be wondering
"What have i done wrong? What is she going on about? I don't see anything haraam in all the above mentioned things! "

Well, allow me to enlighten you my Beloved Sister.

Let's start with the clothing.
By wearing revealing & tight clothing, not only are you degrading yourself, you are also earning the displeasure and curse of Allah.
And, Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم is narrated to have said something to the effect "A woman who reveals her body or even wears tight fitting clothing won't come within 500 years of the smell of Jannah"

As Muslimahs we are commanded that when we leave our homes we have to wear loose clothing that does not reveal our bodies shape nor reveal any of our skin. A Muslimah has to make sure every part of her is covered, the only part of her body that can be exposed is her hands (upto the wrists) and her feet.
We are also not supposed to wear bright coloured or extremely fancy clothing with lots of beads etc.
Keep it simple so you do not attract the attention and stares of strange men.
We need to understand, the above is not to oppress us. On the contrary, it is meant to liberate us and to honour us, by protecting us from the unsavoury Glances of non - mehram Men. Our beauty is for our Husbands, and ourselves. We are not some cheap item that everyone can view at leisure.
We have to conceal and protect ourselves, because we're worth it right?
And by covering ourselves not only do we protect ourself, we also earn the pleasure of Allah and we are rewarded tremendously. Insha'Allah...

And to all the sisters who leave their hair open.
I have one question for you.
Why do you CHOOSE not to wear a Hijab.
Hijab is the crown of a Muslimah.
Why do you voluntarily discard it?
By discarding it not only are you throwing away your crown and status of Queen of Islam, you are blatantly disobeying the command of Allah & Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم.
Oh my Sister it is such a big sin to expose your hair to Non-mehrams.
Here is proof that it is Haram and haramful to yourself and more so for your Aakhirah.
A question posed to an honorable Mufti.

Q: What's the punishment of a women/girl not wearing a scarf ?

A. It appears in a hadith narrated by Hazrat Ayesha (radhiyallahu anha) that Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
Any woman who removes her scarf or shawl outside her home, has violated the barrier of sanctity between her and Her Lord (Reported by Imam Bayhaqi).
Once the barrier of sanctity is removed, it means such a woman is no longer safe from Allah’s punishment.
Hazrat Ayesha, the narrator of this hadith, used to evict women from her home if they came to her with transparent scarves or shawls through which the hair could be seen.
Another hadith states that on the Day of Judgment those women will be in great pain who were dressed yet naked in this world.
This means they wore transparent garments. Imagine then what the position will be of women who wore no covering at all.
For them will be greater hardship on the day of Judgement.In one hadith it is stated that Allah has cursed the looker and the one who is looked at.
The one who is looked at is the woman who exposes her body in public for people to see and admire. From this we learn that the woman who walks out bareheaded is cursed by Allah.
Ulema have mentioned that a woman who goes out bareheaded is prone to the effects and possession of Jinn.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Siraj Desai

So please my sisters, cover yourself properly.
Protect yourself from Allah's wrath & curse .

And then about the Camel hump under the Hijab.
Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم has been reported to have said something to this effect
"There are two types of the people of Hell whom I have not seen: men in whose hands are whips like the tails of cattle, with which they beat the people, and women who are clothed yet naked, with their heads like the humps of camels, tilted to one side. They will not enter Paradise nor even smell its fragrance."

So by wearing the camel hump (and tight clothing, as mentioned above) you throwing your Jannah away.
Can you imagine, you won't even get the fragrance of Jannah!
We all want to ultimately attain Jannah right?
So doesn't it break your heart or terrify you that you will not attain it because of this one thing you are doing, and for what are you doing this?
For the sake of Fashion!
If you are one who wears the camel hump, or tight fitting & revealing clothing etc please STOP and make sincere Taubah.
Allah is oft Forgiving most Merciful. Its not to late.

And then theres the Make-Up.
We've become so used to using it and seeing others wearing it that we have forgotten, its actually NOT permissible to apply make up before leaving your home. For those wondering why, i posed the following question to an honourable Mufti.

Is it permissible for woman to apply make up before leaving the home.?
If not, please give the reason.
Jazakallah Khair.

Answer: "The hadith prohibits a woman from applying strong perfume when going out. The reason for this is that it will attract the attention of menfolk. Makeup will serve the same wrong purpose of drawing the stares and looks of men. This is a common factor in make - up and perfume. Hence we will apply the same ruling to both practices. Allah knows best. "

So if you are one of the girls who like applying make up then you can apply it in your homes, but remove it when you go out.
And if you a Niqabi do NOT do up your eyes with lots of make up. Because if your eyes are beautified then it will attract the attention of men, and that is HARAAM.

And on the topic of perfume, here is the hadith that says its NOT permissible.
The Prophet ﷺ said:
"Any woman who puts on perfume then passes by people so that they can smell her fragrance is an adulteress (zaaniyah)."
Another narration states
"Every eye is an adulterer (by looking at non-mehram woman) and a woman is like an adulteress when she wears perfume and walks by men"

Do you really want to have the title of Zaaniyah (adulteress) ??
Do you want to receive the same punishments (in this world and in Jahannam) that they (adulterers) will ?
I seriously dont think so.
So please stop applying Make-Up and perfume when going out (Shopping, Visiting, Weddings, Picnics etc).

This article is NOT to Judge, its not to point fingers or shame anyone. It is simply to enlighten and correct the wrongs of myself first, and then all of my sisters.
All of us, myself included are guilty of committing one of the above mentioned Sins at some point in our life.

We are all human, and we get seduced by the glamour of this Dunya. We fall for shaytaans traps, and we indulge in countless sins.
But sadly we no longer regard them as sins, .
many a time we try and make a haraam into something that is permissible (نعوذ بالله) . Or we simply don't care if its Permissible or not, everyone's doing it, so we follow blindly. Because we don't wanna be drab or a spoil sport.
We don't want people to view us as "Pious" nowdays, because then no one wants to associate with you, because you "to strict".
We need to throw this harmful attitude away and change our lives
Pleasing our creator needs to become our priority in life.

I don't want to go to Jahannam.
And i do not want any of my Beloved sisters to be sent there either.
So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take heed to the messages in this article.
And please pass it on to other Sisters as well.
Jazakallah Khair

To all the sisters who are already in Hijab & Niqab and they're doing it 100% properly i look up to and admire you.

To all the sisters who want to wear Hijab & Niqab but they're scared etc. Dont be.
It not difficult especially if your intention is to wear it for Allah's pleasure.
It really makes you feel beautiful and precious.
Its an Amazing feeling Alhamdulillah . ❤

May Allaah grant us all the ability to practice and may He forgive all our shortcomings.

[Qur’an - Al-Noor 24:31]
And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer palms of hands or one eye or dress like veil, gloves, headcover, apron), and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers or their brother’s sons, or their sister’s sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of feminine sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allaah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful”

All the good in this is from Allah and whatever is wrong is from myself and Shaytan.
Please forgive me if there are any grammatical errors.

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