BE KIND TO EVERYONE

As we prayed Isha and Taraweeh, the sister next to me quietly cried. I couldn’t help but wonder how many sisters in that room were in pain, and facing some trial, silently, and bravely, as we came together to worship Allah ﷻ in prayer. And you’d never know.. How many were calling out to Allah ﷻ for His Mercy, knowing that He is the only One who can relieve their distress, forgive them, set right their affairs, and only in His remembrance would their hearts find rest?

Trials are the nature of this dunya and everyone is facing something.

“And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.” Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.” [Surat Al Baqarah: 155 – 157]

I wanted to take a moment to write to all of the sisters who are struggling this Ramadan, who are facing trials, who feel like their hearts have been shattered into a thousand pieces.

TO: THE SISTER WHO CRIED QUIETLY IN TARAWEEH AND ALL THOSE STRUGGLING THIS RAMADAN

The sister who is exhausted

The sister who is heartbroken

The sister who feels overwhelmed with it all

The sister who feels numb because so much has happened

The sister who feels disconnected, from people and from her Lord

The sister who is spending Ramadan by herself

The sister who is lonely because she’s alone

The sister who is lonely in her marriage

The sister who cries every night to her Lord, knowing He is the only One who can help her

The sister who is unable to fast this Ramadan because of health reasons. She feels left out, disconnected from the Ummah and all she wants to do is fast for the sake of Allah ﷻ, but she knows she can’t

The sister who is no longer able to make sujood because her body is failing her

The sister who is struggling with invisible illness – in pain and battling to get through each day, putting on a brave face, trying to stay positive and not let the comments “But you look fine” get to her

The sister who has been told by the doctors that she only has a few years left

The sister who has been trying for a baby for years, and endures regular hurtful and probing comments from others. She knows children are from Allah ﷻ, but still, she feels the pinch of their words

The sister who has had IVF so many times, but still remains childless

The sister who miscarried, again, and felt like a piece of her heart broke when she lost her baby

The sister who is trying her best to fulfil her obligations and take care of her kids, but is so so tired

The sister who has lost someone she loves, and she misses them everyday

The sister who was recently diagnosed with cancer

The sister who is battling cancer and the treatment is grueling

The sister whose eyesight is fading

The sister whose child is very sick

The sister whose child has been hurt

The sister who is struggling with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues

The sister who is struggling with oppression

The sister who’s imprisoned

The sister whose world has been devastated and her life scattered by shocking news

The sister whose marriage and home is emotionally turbulent

The sister who is widowed and struggling to get through each day, trying to support herself and her children, one step at a time

The sister who is divorced and heartbroken, and trying to get back on her feet, one step at a time

The sister struggling to find work, who needs to pay the bills,

The sister facing eviction and homelessness

The sister who doesn’t know how she’s going to feed her children tonight

The sister from Syria, whose city and country have been destroyed

The sister who is living in a refugee camp, relying on charity to feed and clothe her and her children

To every one of you, and all the other sisters who are facing innumerable challenges, my love and Du’a go out to you this Ramadhan. Know, dear sister, your solace and comfort lies with Allah, Ar-Rahman, the source of our relief and the reliever of our distress. He is able to do all things. Turn to Him and cry. Pour your heart out to Him. He is the One who can bring you ease, who can set right your affairs, who can relieve the burden that is weighing on your heart and know, for your patience, your reward awaits you in Jannah, ان شاء الله a place where there is no sorrow or hardship; only eternal bliss and closeness to your Lord.

This life is temporary and surely we know we will be tested but this life will also be over in the blink of an eye, and the reward in the Hereafter is beyond our imaginings, so hold on to Allah in your darkest hours, when you feel like there is no one else in the world.

Hold on to Him and know, with absolute certainty that He will never leave you, never let you down and that your reward lies with Him. He is the Most Merciful, and He is ever near.

BE KIND TO EVERYONE

As I wrote this, it was a reminder to myself, first and foremost, that we never know what others may be facing in silence. The sister next to you in salah could be facing the greatest trial of her life.

As we pray tonight and every night in Ramadan, let’s remember the Ummah who are struggling in our Du’a.

And as we move through this blessed month and beyond, let’s make the effort to be compassionate, to help where we can, to ease the burden of others if we are able, to be patient and to be kind to everyone.

A smile and a kind word to your sister might be a ray of light in the darkness of her day.

Your silent Du’a for her might be answered.

 

– Umm Abdullah

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Tranquility & Peace – Imam Ibn al Qayyim

By Shaykh ul –Islaam Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah as-Salafi -Rahimullaah-
From his book ‘Madarij as-Salikeen’
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

Shamsuddeen Muhammad bin Abee Bakr Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah (d.751 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said:

‘Indeed Allaah mentioned ‘as-Sakeenah’ (Tranquility) in His Book in six places:

1) The saying of Allaah Ta’ala:

« وَقَالَ لَهُمْ نَبِيُّهُمْ إِنَّ آيَةَ مُلْكِهِ أَنْ يَأْتِيَكُمُ التَّابُوتُ فِيهِ سَكِينَةٌ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ »

« And their prophet said to them, Indeed, a sign of his kingship is that the chest will come to you in which is assurance from your Lord »[al-Baqarah: 248]

2) The saying of Allaah Ta’ala:

« ثُمَّ أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَى رَسُولِهِ وَعَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ »

« Then Allah sent down His tranquility upon His Messenger and upon the believers »[Tawbah: 26]

3) The saying of Allaah Ta’ala:

إِذْ يَقُولُ لِصَاحِبِهِ لَا تَحْزَنْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَنَا فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَيْهِ وَأَيَّدَهُ بِجُنُودٍ لَمْ تَرَوْهَا

« and he said to his companion, ‘Do not grieve; indeed Allah is with us.’ And Allah sent down his tranquility upon him and supported him with Angels you did not see »[Tawbah: 40]

4) The saying of Allaah Ta’ala:

« هُوَ الَّذِي أَنْزَلَ السَّكِينَةَ فِي قُلُوبِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ لِيَزْدَادُوا إِيمَانًا مَعَ إِيمَانِهِمْ وَلِلَّهِ جُنُودُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا »

« It is He who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the believers that they would increase in faith along with their [present] faith. And to Allah belong the soldiers of the heavens and the earth, and ever is Allah Knowing and Wise. »[al-Fath: 4]

5) The saying of Allaah Ta’ala:

« لَقَدْ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِذْ يُبَايِعُونَكَ تَحْتَ الشَّجَرَةِ فَعَلِمَ مَا فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ فَأَنْزَلَ السَّكِينَةَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَأَثَابَهُمْ فَتْحًا قَرِيبًا »

« Certainly was Allah pleased with the believers when they pledged allegiance to you, [O Muhammad], under the tree, and He knew what was in their hearts, so He sent down tranquility upon them and rewarded them with an imminent conquest »[al-Fath: 18]

6) The saying of Allaah Ta’ala:

« إِذْ جَعَلَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فِي قُلُوبِهِمُ الْحَمِيَّةَ حَمِيَّةَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَى رَسُولِهِ وَعَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ »

« When those who disbelieved had put into their hearts chauvinism – the chauvinism of the time of ignorance. But Allah sent down His tranquility upon His Messenger and upon the believers »[al-Fath: 26]

Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah (d.728 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- used to read the Ayaatofas-Sakeenah (Tranquility) if matters became intense for him.

And I heard him talk about a great incident which occurred when he was sick, the general intellect is too deficient to comprehend how evil souls emerged and waged war against him in his state of weakness.

Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah (d.728 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said :

When this matter became intense, I said to my relatives and those around me: ‘Read the Ayaat of as-Sakeenah(Tranquility).

Then I would be free from this condition, and I would sit up as if a transformation had taken place and there was nothing wrong with me.’

Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah (d.751 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said:

I also tried this, and I read these Ayaat ofas-Sakeenah (Tranquility) when the heart becomes agitated due to what affects it and I witnessed the amazing effects of theseAyaat on the tranquility of the heart and its peacefulness.’

[From: ‘Samma’aat Ibn al-Qayyim min Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah’ p.352-353 Quoted from: ‘Madarij as-Salikeen’ 2/502]

save your sister’s from such liars…

 

This article is based on true story about almost every girl.

Men and Women constitute the society and this is based on the sacred relationship of Nikah.. But unfortunately now a days some men have voilated the real beauty of Nikah..

In Islam man has given the power to choose the women he likes and marry her, it means that Islam has given him right..

Does Islam give permission to the man to play with the feeling of girl in the name of proposal for Nikah and after sometimes leaving her due to baseless and lame excuses.. Does Islam give this permission to man?

The man of today’s is soo hasty to proposed the girl for Nikah and when girl shows her consent for nikah with that man, She is said that you should wait and keep praying and trust Allah.. Is it enough?

And when she insist more and more to send his parents to her home, she is finally replied that Im sorry, My family is not willing that I should marry you, and in this way she is left alone.. In addition to saying that I am going from your side now, I lost you… My family is more important than you and I cannot disobey them…

My question is that, Do boys not know about their families before proposing that girl?

Do they not know about the choices of their beloved sisters and mother?

Does girl not have any family of her?

Is girl family not respectable for her?

Is she heirless?

Does she not have any feelings or self respect?

She is selected when he wants her to select, and also rejected when wants to reject later with so many lame excuses..

What is the fault of that girl who trust him blindly? And after that trust she is left alone..

What Islam says about women?

Islam says, To treat women with kindness..

More over, It is also said that you will be questioned about women on the day of judgement…

Is the man of today so powerful that only he has the right to select or reject her at anytime?

Has he forgotten the day of judgement?

Why does such man forget that “As he sow, so shall he reap”…

At the end it’s my humble request to all my brother please proceed the matter and contact your desired girl if your family is willing for this and have no issue… And I also request you please don’t insult her when you want to reject her with these statements like…

What the hell you are?
I can sacrifice thousands of girls like you for my family…
It’s my biggest mistake of life to proposed you..
Don’t make me fool,
Don’t even try to blackmail me emotionally..etc…

Fear Allah dear brothers fear Allah… Her tears are very much precious and important for Allah, these are not just drops of water for Allah, These are her feelings, her emotions, her pain… And Allah alone is sufficient for her…

Please don’t play with the feelings of any girl, fear Allah, because one day you will be answerable for this in front of Allah SWT.

May Allah SWT help us and guide us all towards the right path. Ameen

Credits: Respected Hoorain Sheikh

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“Marriage” more than love and romance

Marriage is so much more than love and romance. It has to be.

A couple struggles together to cope when there is a miscarriage, and the loss of love, dreams, and excitement they had for that child.

A couple struggles together when the bank account is low, hospital bills from a sick child are stacking up, and more work or a higher salary is hard to come by.

A couple struggles together when one of their parents becomes ill, and after years of care, finally returns to our Lord.

A couple struggles together through the tantrums of the toddler years, and the storms of trying to keep a close hold on their kids in the teens and young adult years.

A couple struggles together when facing the loss of their home, or car, or job and how to recreate stability at a time when there seems to be none.

A couple struggles together when one spouse’s iman is low, and their faith is teetering on the edge, while the other strives hard to keep them both at a safe distance away from that same sharp edge and dramatic fall.

Marriage is not just about love and romance. It’s also about fulfilling this ayah:
“And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find *tranquillity* in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” Quran 30:21

Love and romance are what surrounds the marriage to make ease in hard times, laughter in the midst of stress, passion at the most ironic times.

But it’s depth, the meaning of love, and even romance, should be given so much more depth and value. Hollywood romance doesn’t even come close to this kind of beauty.

Love is worth the struggle, and the struggle is beautiful.

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Women in Heaven

“When is my turn? Why am i a single? How long will i live as a single woman?

For every woman must be asked about it. But Did you know about women in heaven?
Do you believe that there is no single woman in heaven?

Okay Im gonna explain for you about it that makes you smile and keep envy away from your mind. In syaa Allah

So, Here they are, 6 Women in Heaven.

The state of women in the world there are six:

1. Died before marriage.
2. Divorced first husband, and not remarry until death.
3. Married to a man who is not a pious. For example, her husband is an apostate or doing polytheism.
4. Died first before her husband.
5. Died of her husband, and did not remarry until death .
6. Divorced or abandoned her husband, then married to another man.

For women of the first, second, and third kind, she will be married to a man who is a resident of heaven. He has a perfect nature, just like other heavenly hosts.
This is based on the words of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, .
“In heaven, no one is not married.” (H.R. Ahmad and Muslim) .

For women of the fourth and fifth types, she will be married to her husband in the world. . The sixth woman will be married with the last husband.
This is based on the words of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, .
“Whatever her husband left behind, then the she remarried, then she became the wife of her last husband.” (H.R. Thabrani, judged by Al-Albani) .

(Adapted from the treatise of Ahwalun Nisa ‘fil Jannah, the work of Sulaiman bin Shaleh al-Khurasyi.)

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So…Yeah as we know, mostly woman worry about her future life specially about their spouse. We also face some woman worried because they don’t get married yet in their age, when all of their friends has children. Some of them jealous with others life. Some of them sad. Some of them give up.

Dear single muslimah,
Don’t be sad, don’t even jealous with them. Everyone has their own fate, their own future. Even siblings has different fate each other. Sometime little brother got married first then his elder sister. It’s normal, because this is life, this is dunya (earth). There are first and last. There are early and late. But indeed there is no late and last in islam in Allah’s plan.

If you don’t married yet but your friends has children. You are 29 yo or even 30 to 35. then people say “you are late”. Remember there is no late in Allah’s plan. Age is just a number. Even there is no age requirement of nikah (marriage) in islam. Islam’s requirement of nikah is baligh (mature) not by age.

So keep your mind away from others negative’s opinion about you. Busy your life with positive activity, full your mind with positive things.

There is no late, when Allah say “Be” and it is.
( His command is only when He intends a thing that He says to it, “Be,” and it is.) (Surah yaseen : 82)

So if Allah doesn’t give you a spouse right now, not because you don’t deserve to be a wife. But you deserve best in the best time. so All you need to do is patient. Remember!!!, this is dunya (earth) there are first and late, there are young and old. But in heaven we are all be the same age, we are young, we have spouse each other. As adam and eve. We aren’t single in heaven. Heaven is a perfect place. so Allah created everything perfect too and balance.

so don’t need to worry dear all muslimah, if you don’t get a spouse in this dunya you will get it in Jannah. the best spouse ever. in syaa Allah.

Jazak Allah Khair ^_^

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Prayer while traveling: (Qasr Salah) and its conditions

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

Today i’ve got message from sister who asked me about Qasr prayer. she said  “I am going to college…and I miss my zuhr, asr and magrib ( I am travelling )”

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i will explain about the Qasr prayer first, Below you will find some more information on this from the book Anis al-Musafir.

THE (QASR) SALĀH OF A MUSĀFIR

1. When a person qualifies as a musāfir according to the Sharī‛ah he is required to offer two rak‛ahs for the Fard of Zuhr, ‛Asr and ‛Ishā’ salāh. The other salāhs remain as normal.

2. More than two rak‛ahs should not be offered for the Fard of Zuhr, ‛Asr and ‛Ishā’ salāh. If a person mistakenly offered four raka‛āt for these salāhs, and he had sat down for Tashahhud (al-Tahiyyāt) in the second rak‛ah, then the first two rak‛ahs will be regarded as Fard and the other two rak‛ahs as nafl.

3. In the above case he will have to make sajdah al-sahw. If he did not make sajdah al-sahw then he must repeat the salāh if its time still remains.

4. If he did not sit in the second rak‛ah then all four raka‛āt will become nafl and he will have to repeat his Fard salāh.

and the meaning of Musafir in Islam,

WHO IS A MUSĀFIR (traveller)?

1. The person who sets out with the intention of eventually travelling three manzils (approx. 77 km) * is regarded as a musāfir in the Sharī‛ah.

2. The moment he comes out of the boundaries of his town or city he becomes a musāfir. Within the boundaries of his town or city, he will not be a musāfir.

PRINCIPLE: A person will not become a musāfir until he firmly intends to travel 77 km from the place he is in.

Thus a person who travels from place to place, intending to travel less than 77km each time, will not become a musāfir – even if he travels the entire world in this way!

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Respected Sister,

if your collage not far from your home and there is no reason for you to miss your salah, you have to salah wherever you go. because salah is fard. but if the reason you miss salah can accept in Islam, you can do qadha your salah, as soon as possible you remember it. and ask Allah for forgive you then dont do that again.

but if you on traveling far from your home, You will have to offer Qasr Salah (i.e. 2 rak`ahs for Zuhr, `Asr and `Isha) at your place of travel. This is because it is more than 77km from your hometown and you do not intend to stay there for 15 days or more. Thus you remain a musafir. (Shar`i traveller).

Jazak Allah Khair

Tafsir Ibn Kathir Surah An-Nas

Surah Nas Ayah 1- 3

Allah says:

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ﴿١﴾

مَلِكِ النَّاسِ﴿٢﴾

إِلَهِ النَّاسِ﴿٣﴾

Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of An-Nas,

The King of An-Nas,

The God of An-Nas,

These are three attributes from the attributes of the Lord, the Mighty and Majestic. They are:

– lordship,

– sovereignty and

– divinity.

Thus,

– He is the Lord of everything,

– the King of everything and

– the God of everything.

All things

– are created by Him,

– owned by Him, and

– subservient to Him.

Therefore, He commands whoever is seeking protection to seek refuge with the One Who has these attributes from the evil of the whisperer who withdraws.

This (the whisperer) is the devil that is assigned to man. For verily, there is not any of the Children of Adam except that he has a companion that beautifies wicked deeds for him. This devil will go to any lengths to confuse and confound him. The only person who is safe is He Whom Allah protects.

It is confirmed in the Sahih that he (the Prophet) said,

مَا مِنْكُمْ مِنْ أَحَدٍ إِلَّا قَدْ وُكِّلَ بِهِ قَرِينُهُ

There is not a single one of you except that his companion (a devil) has been assigned to him.

They (the Companions) said, “What about you, O Messenger of Allah!”

He replied,

نَعَمْ،

إِلَّا أَنَّ اللهَ أَعَانَنِي عَلَيْهِ فَأَسْلَمَ، فَلَا يَأْمُرُنِي إِلَّا بِخَيْرٍ

Yes.

However, Allah has helped me against him and he has accepted Islam. Thus, he only commands me to do good.

It is also confirmed in the Two Sahihs from Anas, who reported the story of Safiyyah when she came to visit the Prophet while he was performing Itikaf, that he went out with her during the night to walk her back to her house. So, two men from the Ansar met him (on the way). When they saw the Prophet, they began walking swiftly. So, the Messenger of Allah said,

عَلَى رِسْلِكُمَا، إِنَّهَا صَفِيَّةُ بِنْتُ حُيَيَ

Slow down! This is Safiyyah bint Huyay!

They said, “Glory be to Allah, O Messenger of Allah!”

He said,

إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ يَجْرِي مِنِ ابْنِ آدَمَ مَجْرَى الدَّم، وَإِنِّي خَشِيتُ أَنْ يَقْذِفَ فِي قُلُوبِكُمَا شَيْئًا، أَوْ قَالَ: شَرًّا

Verily, Shaytan runs in the Son of Adam like the running of the blood. And verily, I feared that he might cast something into your hearts — or he said — evil.

Surah Nas Ayah 4

Said bin Jubayr reported that Ibn Abbas said concerning Allah’s statement,

… الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاس ﴿٤﴾

The whisperer (Al-Waswas) who withdraws.

“The devil who is squatting (perched) upon the heart of the Son of Adam. So when he becomes absentminded and heedless he whispers. Then, when he remembers Allah he withdraws.”

Mujahid and Qatadah also said this.

Al-Mutamir bin Sulayman reported that his father said,

“It has been mentioned to me that Shaytan is Al-Waswas. He blows into the heart of the Son of Adam when he is sad and when he is happy. But when he (man) remembers Allah, Shaytan withdraws.”

Al-`Awfi reported from Ibn Abbas;الْوَسْوَاسِ The whisperer.

“He is Shaytan. He whispers and then when he is obeyed, he withdraws.”

Surah Nas Ayah 5-6

As for Allah’s saying;

الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاس ﴿٥﴾

Who whispers in the breasts of An-Nas.

Is this specific for the Children of Adam as is apparent, or is it general, including both mankind and Jinns

There are two views concerning this. This is because they (the Jinns) are also included in the usage of the word An-Nas (the people) in most cases.

Ibn Jarir said,

“The phrase Rijalun min Al-Jinn (Men from the Jinns) has been used in reference to them, so it is not strange for the word An-Nas to be applied to them also.”

Then Allah says,

مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَ النَّاس ﴿٦﴾

Of Jinn and An-Nas.

Is this explanatory of Allah’s statement, الَّذِى يُوَسْوِسُ فِى صُدُورِ النَّاسِ Who whispers in the breasts of An-Nas.

Then, Allah explains this by saying, مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِOf Jinn and An-Nas.

This is supportive of the second view.

It has also been said that Allah’s saying, مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِ Of Jinn and An-Nas, is an explanation of who is it that whispers into the breasts of mankind from the devils of mankind and Jinns.

This is similar to Allah’s saying,

وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَا لِكُلِّ نِبِىٍّ عَدُوّاً شَيَـطِينَ الإِنْسِ وَالْجِنِّ يُوحِى بَعْضُهُمْ إِلَى بَعْضٍ زُخْرُفَ الْقَوْلِ غُرُوراً

And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies –Shayatin among mankind and Jinn, inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion. (6:112)

Imam Ahmad recorded that Ibn Abbas said,

“A man came to the Prophet and said,

`O Messenger of Allah! Sometimes I say things to myself that I would rather fall from the sky than say (aloud openly). ‘

The Prophet said,

اللهُ أَكْبَرُ، اللهُ أَكْبَرٌ الْحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي رَدَّ كَيْدَهُ إِلَى الْوَسْوَسَةِ

Allah is Most Great!

Allah is Most Great!

All praise is due to Allah Who sent his (Shaytan’s) plot back as only a whisper.”

Abu Dawud and An-Nasa’i also recorded this Hadith.

This is the end of the Tafsir. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, the Lord of all that exists.