Category Archives: Du'aa

Smart Athkaar

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Bismillah,

It has been related by Juwayriyya that early one morning the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) left her room while she was doing the dawn prayer. He returned later that morning and she was still sitting in the same place. “have you been sitting in the same place since I left you?” he asked. “Yes,” she replied. Whereupon the Prophet said, “I recited four phrases three times after I left you, and if these were to be weighed against what you have been reciting since dawn, they would still outweigh them. They are: ‘Glory be to Allah and Praise be to Him as much as the number of his creations, and His pleasure, and the weight of His Throne, and the ink of His words.’”

سبحان الله وبحمده عدد خلقه ورضى نفسه وزنه عرشه ومداد كلماته

SubhanAllah, sometimes we don’t really think about the quality of our athkar, but we think of the quantity. My hadith professor today was talking about how sometimes we got to be smart with our athkar. When we hear a hadith like this, where Juwariya sat from dawn to the break day making tasbeeh, which is obviously a great virtue, but at the same time the prophet told here these 4 phrases which couldn’t add up to what she had said.. why so?

a) Praising Allah by the number of His creations … UNCOUNTABLE

b) Praising Allah by the ink of His words

Say: ‘If the sea were the ink for the words of My Lord, truly the sea would be used up before the words of my Lord were completed, and even if We used the same again to assist. (Qur’an 18:109)

 So be wise whilst you praise Allah subhanahu wa ta’laa. Look for what weighs the most, and make them part of your life.

🙂

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Whom do I cry too?

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Life’s hard. It isn’t supposed to be a piece of cake, and thats where i find the beauty of it. The ups and downs, the smiles the frowns, that is what keeps life more worthwhile. But sometimes it can get really hard…

Sometimes you feel like you’ve lost all control on what you thought you had going on right. You think you’ve got ‘control’ on your life, you’ve got it all planned out, but things go wrong, and thats well… life.

If it was easy, if we were perfect, if disasters and bad days didn’t happen, it would not be life… Thats how we grow, how we learn, how we love. Life. Oh life.

But there are days worse than others… days where all you want to do is sit in bed and cry, you feel like everything is crumbling in front of your eyes. The years, the sweat, the tears, the joy, all gone to waste. Everything … just bam… gone.

You want to scream, you wanna cry, but you don’t know to whom. You don’t want to hurt the ones close to you, you don’t want to cry to people whom look up to you, you can’t cry to yourself because that hurts your self esteem, you don’t wanna feel like you’ve lost it.

Sometimes, we forget the bigger purpose in life. We forget that our relationship with Allah is what matters, our realtionship with our Creator is what needs mending… He’s the One we need to cry to… without shame and without any hard feelings.

Just sometimes, you gutta cry to Allah. Realize that it is all in His hands, subhanahu wa ta’ala… Its such a beautiful thing actually… cry to the One whose got it all planned out for you, the One who knows you best, the One whom you can cry and cry and not feel bad for doing.

قَالَ إِنَّمَا أَشْكُو بَثِّي وَحُزْنِي إِلَى اللّهِ وَأَعْلَمُ مِنَ اللّهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ

I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah (Yusuf: 86)

 Ayub, alayhi asalaam, didn’t cry to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala ‘angry’ or ‘mad’ at what is happening to him. Nope. On the contrary, he cried because no one can solve his problems, no one can help him, no one can ease his pain except Allah.

When you cry to Allah jala wa ‘alaa, you cry for answers, you cry for utter peace in your heart, you cry because in the end of the day no one can help you with your problems, except Allah.

So cry. Do it. Man up, and cry. But cry to Allah, not angry at what is written for you, but cry because that is the only guidance you need.

Cry, it will make you feel better 🙂

It’s Been a While :(

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Bismilah,
1) Ramadan! Ah how much i miss thou ❤ I was just laying down listening to Sudais’s famous qunoot duaa’s subhanAllah. My goal this ramadan = go to Meccah… speaking of which

2) I miss the Ka’bah! SubhanAllah, i was in such a blessing when i was able to visit it so many times, but never thought to thank Allah for allowing me to see it. Just thinking of the 4 years i have lived since i have since Meccah hurts my heart.. sigh 😦 May Allah allow us all to see the ka’bah (soon!)

Taken back in 2007

Alhamdulilah

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Bismilah,

It’s just one of those times, where you just feel so beyond extra super doopperrr happy and glad, greatful, it’s kinda not even explainable?

Well alhamdulilah, i feel it now. And i know the secrete ingreidgent to achieve this utter most happiness and satisfaction of the heart:

Duaa (Supplication)

Yepp, the weapon of the believer. Duaa, it’s one of those things that we are constantly told to do, constantly told the benefit of, but really, do we get up at night and take time out of our day to do this? The simplest of action we tend to forget so easily, subhanAllah.

Well, i think i learnt my lesson. Alhamdulilah recently(the past few weeks) i have been blessed with such amazing opportunites. One after another it was just like the snap of the fingures i found gates of opportunity open right in front of me. Now as i see what i have come too, i look back at that path of my destination, and i look at what awaits me. I wonder and ask myself, man how did i get it? How was i blessed, with such awsome things. What did i do.

Now that i think about it, was it my resume, my hard work, my essay, my quick applications.

Nope. It was the duaa. Well maybe those factors helped 😛 but subhanAllah i made sure i made my duaa something major. But it was like those mad sincere duaas, those times where you are just so commited that you make your istikhara because you seirously want something or make duaa for the best of it. Those wallahi, are the best duaas.

But hey, don’t stop there. Remember to keep on going. Now its time to thank Allah for blessing you with anything and everything. Even if you didn’t get that thing you wanted, thank Allah, praise Him, for choosing what is best for you. But even for that, we have to make duaa to Allah to always be thankful and remembering to thank Him.

ربــي أوزعـنـي أن أشـكـر نـعـمـتـك الـتـي أنـعـمـت عـلـي

Ya Allah, aid me so that I am thankful for all the blessings which you have blessed upon me (not sure of translation)

Read ’em!

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Bismilah,

I know of a sis who would every day, start her day off with a nice walk outside holding a piece of paper. I never really knew what it was, i just thought she liked the nice breeze. But one day i asked her what she was doing, it turned out that that piece of peaper was not any paper, but it was the morning ath’kar.

SubhanAllah it was so amazing, i don’t know why it really hit me, but it did :). So i said to myself ‘hey why not?’. Alhamduliah, for the past couple weeks, i have been trying to become constant with the morning ones, and trying my best to remember the night ones. But seriously what better way to start your morning … so fresh!

There is so much barakah!! SO much! It just subhanAllah :p. You know how a lot of moslems come to a point where they are so overwhelmed with ‘who gave me the evil eye’. Well enough with the nonsense, the athkar not only protect you from the evil eye, but also allows you to have full tawakul on Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, to not even have the whole deal bother you! How awesome is that for some aunties eh ;).

So i found a paper stacked up somewhere on my desk, it had the daily atkhar, as it sat there some days i forgot it took it with me to school or wherever i would go. So then *halal drum roll* I just downloaded  the ‘AZKAR’ app on my iTouch :D. Man do i love it! alhamduliah

The days you start with the rememberance of Allah, are days worth living! Trust moi 🙂

If you do not wanna look like this…

Read your athkar!!

A Letter from a Muslim

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“Whatever is with you, will be exhausted, and whatever is with Allaah (of good deeds) will remain” [al-Nahl 16:96]

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us that every man will be shaded by his charity on the Day of Resurrection, the day on which the sun will be brought close to people’s heads until Allaah passes judgement between them. Narrated by Ahmad, 16882; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 4510.

So hasten to give charity and strive to make your charity ongoing, so that you may benefit from it after death. We ask Allaah to help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him.
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Taken from MuslimMatters.org

The following is a message from brother Ahmed ibn Ambroise; a Muslim based in Haiti. JazakAllah khair to brother Tariq, President of SOAS Islamic Society, for sharing it with us.


Ya Ikhwani! We are in need of your assistance. Our country has been hit by an act of nature that has left our people with countless deaths, homeless, without water, food, blood and medication.

All of our hospitals have crumbled, we have piles of people in the streets dead. Some people have had to have their limbs removed without aesthetics. Makeshift hospitals are being made with tents but there are not enough doctors or medication for the amount of injured.

The smell of dead bodies has risen in the entire city, the people have become desperate of the situation.

There are still people who are under the rumble and cannot be reached.

My brother Didier Ambroise is missing and we have not been able to find him. My Uncle Roblain Legagneur and my cousin Namu Corvington and his wife died buried under their house.

Brother Ibrahim Abdoul Salam’s house was destroyed and his cousin died.

Also brother Abou Bakr’s house was crumbled and his sister died.

Many brothers and sisters are unaccounted for. We do not know if they are alive or dead. May Allah give ease to them in whatever state they may be. Amin.

Houses have been destroyed, stores, buildings, it is a complete nightmare. A children hospital was destroyed and thousands of children have died.

All the masjids are still standing and the brothers and sisters are using them as shelters for those in need. The little available is being shared.

Unfortunately all the churches have been destroyed and over 100 priest have died.

There are wails in every corner of the city. It’s just a real living nightmare. They’ve had to do massive burials and have started to do massive cremations and more bodies are being discovered.

We ask you please for your du’as to Allah, subhanahu wa ta ala, to alleviate us from this tragedy. And if you can help us in any way, with food, water, medication or whatever it may be. Please, please, please do so.

May Allah keep you all under His shade and move your hearts to extend your hands to your brothers and sisters and our people who are in need.

[Ref: Hidden Souls]