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Semi-Permanent Leave

Assalamu Alaykum

Due to recent events I am no longer able to post blog posts on this site.

I pray that you have it in your hearts to forgive any mistakes that I have made.

I pray that you remember me in your duas because I surely need them right now.

I love you all for the sake of Allah

CK soon InshaAllah

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Friends #NaseehahSessions 2

A true friend keeps you on the straight path. They will do  Amr bil Ma’roof and Nahi anil Munkar

“The likeness of a righteous friend and an evil friend, is the likeness of a (musk) perfume seller and a blacksmith. As for the perfume seller, he may either bestow something on you, or you may purchase something from him, or you may benefit from his sweet smell. And as for the blacksmith, he may either burn your clothes, or you may be exposed to his awful smell.” (Bukhari)

A true friend will keep your secrets. They will be there when you go through a tough time and then see you smile at the end of it.

A man is upon the religion of his best friend, so let at a person look at whom he befriends. ( Abu Dawood)

It is important that you keep your circle of friends good. People judge you by it and their ideologies will rub off on you.

There was a man who wanted to marry the daughter of the leader of the Khawarij. He did, and intendid that he will convert her etc. However, he himself turned into the leader of the khawarij.

It is okay to argue with your friends.

I myself have a semi-argument with the bestie about me not wanting to eat and then her forcing me and thats okay. She does it cause she cares about me and wants me to be a better and healthier person. And at the end of the day its one of the reasons that I know that our friendship is real.

xxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

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Respect. #NaseehahSessions1

Recently I started to give my students a small Naseehah session every Friday.By the request of a Special Person I have typed up the notes for the session for others to read. Please bear in mind that these are 1. notes and 2. Tailored to my students and what they need to hear.

Respect for the Quraans

It is imperative that we have respect for the Quraans that are in front of us.

The quraan will either be an intercession for you or against you. (Muslim)

We should do actions that make the Quraan talk for us and not against us.

This involves

Sitting straight,

Ml Umarji, prayed in Rander in India for nine years, In those nine years he never sat cross legged once.

Not talking rubbish in front of the Quraan

Praying with correct Tajweed.

Respecting the teachers

“He is not of us who does not have mercy on young children, nor honor the elderly” (Tirmidhi)

The teachers here are strict because they want to see you as young women that pray the Quraan correctly

Respecting Parents

Ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The pious offspring who casts a single look of affection at his parents receives a reward from Allah equal to the reward of an accepted Hajj.” The people enquired: “O Prophet of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), if someone casts a hundred such glances of love and affection at his parents, what then?” The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Yes, indeed, even if one does so a hundred times a day, he will get a hundred fold reward. Allah is far greater than you imagine and is completely free from petty narrow mindedness.” [Sahih Muslim]

It is imperative that you don’t backchat

Ask them to make dua for you.

Help out with chores in the house

Respect for the classroom and classmates

No throwing pens etc.

Encourage them to do good and stay  away from evil

Trust them. This is a journey, make it the best journey of your life.

Remember them in your duas

CLEAN UPP

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A Reminder

This is your reminder that you’re strong.. More than you give yourself credit for.

You’ve picked yourself up again and again in the past. You can do it.

All you need is some ice and chocolate.

Ring me if you need to..or message me..or just comment

It’ll be okay InshaAllah

Wipe your tears..Drink some water and remember

Those People that have no-one behind them have Allah.

With all the duas, chocolate, hugs and ice in the world

Love you to Jannah and Never back

Cereal Khala… InshaAllah x

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The Laughing of Our Prophet SAW

Hadeeth Two

It has been mentioned in other ahaadeeth that Our Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam used to stay deep in thought. However this hadeeth seems to contradict this hadeeth. This ikhtilaaf has been addressed in two ways. The first is that he smiled more than he laughed. The second is that he used to smile despite being worried to allow the Sahaabah to feel more at ease.

Hadeeth Seven

The laughing of Sayyidina Rasullullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam was due to his happiness on granting His Mercies and Bounties on a person who is the last to be taken out of Jahannam.
From this it is clear that the person was the most sinful (Muslim). Yet he was so greatly
rewarded in this manner. What about the general Muslims, and especially the pious, what great Mercies and Bounties shall be showered on them? The more bounties the Ummah will receive, the more it becomes a reason for Sayyidina Rasullullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam to become happy. It is possible that Sayyidina Rasullullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam laughed, because that person, who after experiencing the great hardships and punishment, came out of Jahannam. Yet he had the audacity to express his desires and also say that Allah was joking.

 

 

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TBM

This post is a rant.

About

My bestie..My Sahaabiyah

These last few days have been slightly eventful for me. Maybe I’m an exaggerator. Maybe I’m not. That’s not the point.

Okay

Im going to list the qualities that I want in a friend and well see how well she fares against them

  1. Honest
  2. Dayi or Kind
  3. Empathetic
  4. Equipped with chocolate for me to eat
  5. Makes me laugh
  6. Someone I can have a deep conversation with
  7. Someone that I can trust and does not betray it
  8. Someone that teases me till no end but doesn’t make me feel uncomfortable
  9. Makes me do good things
  10. Encourages me to be the best person I can be
  11. Someone that is dependable
  12. Someone who can listen to me talk
  13. Someone that keeps my crying to a minimum

Okay

  1. My jalapeno is the most genuine, honest person I have ever met. She’s honest enough to tell me that this is right or wrong.
  2. My mum has yet meet the bestie…Cons of having a bestie in a different continent…BUT she has heard enough about her to say that she is the sweetest person around. This is now her cue to say ‘Whatever’
  3. Empathetic. Okay TB is the first person to understand how I feel. She is the first one to say to me that I know you feel like this or that. And she is also the first person to tell me how to combat the negative feelings
  4. Equipped with chocolate for me to eat. WELL…That’s your biggest downfall TB-M. NEVER have you actually given me chocolate.. But I forgive you… Cause like I understand that it may be difficult to give me chocolate when we are separated by an ocean.
  5. Makes me laugh…Oh boy does she make me laugh.. Whether that is by telling me something funny or crazy that she did today or whether she’s telling me a joke that only the two of us would find funny.
  6. Someone that I can have a deep conversation with. Honestly, the last few days were FULL of deep convos and valuable genuine advice. I couldn’t have gone through it without you.
  7. Someone that I can trust and would not betray it. TB knows stuff about me that my family don’t know… Honestly and she knows enough about me to make people think I’m crazy. I can still walk the streets of my home town without people looking at me funny..So I’m assuming that stuff has stayed between us.
  8. Its no exaggeration when I say that we cannot have a conversation without her teasing me. Never have I felt uncomfortable or awkward
  9. Makes me do good. TBM you are one of the biggest sources of inspiration to good these days.. Enough said.
  10. Encourages me to be the best person I can be. With all the advice amazing role modelish behaviour you show me.. How can I not class that as encouragement? Or all those motivational quotes you sprout of from the middle of nowhere

11 and 12. TBM… I have spent the majority of my nights these last three months talking to you at stupid o clock at night/morning…Stupid o clock for both of us. If that doesn’t class as dependable.. What does?

  1. Keeps my crying to a minimum. Something that she always tells me. Cry. Cry all you want to your lord. If you want to cry just..Then your only allowed for one second.

Right there you go.

That’s my list and that..I probably could go on for another few hours but being the person she is she would read it to the end and then that’s it. Her ego would inflate and I would never hear the end of it.. This list is an arsonal enough for her as it is

TBM. I’m so proud to call you my sahaabiyah. And even more blessed to have you. You’re like my older sister, friend, teacher, mortal enemy all rolled into one. I couldn’t have done this week without you though and I appreciate you so, so much. I’m so glad that Allah has made you the means for my smiles and I hope that we are together in Jannah too…Ask about me if you don’t find me there. And I pray that Allah keeps our friendship strong in this dunya and the Aakhirah

Love you to Jannah and Never back

With all the duas and chocolate and ice in the world

Cereal Khala xxxx

 

 

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On being Ramadhaan-sick

Ramadhaan is over… The month where the Rahmah of Allah descended endlessly is over.. The month where the shayateen were locked up is over.. The month where Allah looks for excuses to forgive his servants is over. And many of us are just here wondering where it went. Like it was just moments ago that I was jumping up and down in excitement cause it was approaching. Like I clearly remember writing my bestie a letter that she would receive in the month and coming back from the post office and literally jumping. And bear in mind I’m 20. I mostly behave like I’m 20… Unless you happen to stumble on my path at 4:00 am…Which is a completely different story and blog post. And I feel this ache. I just want it  to be Ramadhaan again. I am officially Ramadhaan-sick.

Then I came across this

“Whoever used to worship Ramadhaan, then know that it has passed and gone, and whoever used to worship Allah, then know that Allah, he is the Lord of all the months. Then how bad are those people who do not recognise Allah except in Ramadhaan?”

Shaykh Saoud Shuraym, Imaam of Makkah (DB)

And its true. Allah is there all year round. You just need to find the time to talk to him. Like how you did in Ramadhaan. There is no condition on when you can fast. You can fast any time round. So long as it isn’t Eid or the three days after Eid ul Adha…You can fast…You can give charity any time in the year. You can pray Tahajjud at any time in the year.. Not just in Ramadhaan…You can help your parents any time in the year. And infact..We should… We should be doing all the good that we did in Ramadhaan all year round.

Cry to your lord in the depth of the night. Wallah theres a sweetness in crying out loud when the house sleeps…

Go to different duroos in your area…Or listen to the right lectures online…There is a satisfaction in gaining ilm.

Fast… Even if it only on the Ayaam e Beedh so 13th, 14th and 15th or on Mondays and Thursdays… The benefits of that are countless.

But the point is… We need to carry on the good that we did in Ramadhaan all year round. The best deeds to Allah are those that have istiqaamah (continuity) in them.

May Allah give all of us the tawfeeq to do the Aamaal that makes Allah SWT happy with us. Aameen thumma Aameen.

 

 

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Ibaadur Rahmaan

وَعِبَادُ  الرَّحْمَٰنِ الَّذِينَ يَمْشُونَ عَلَى الْأَرْضِ هَوْنًا وَإِذَا خَاطَبَهُمُ الْجَاهِلُونَ قَالُوا سَلَامًا

And the servants of (Allah) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility and when the ignorant address them they say “Peace!”

In Surah Furqaan Allah mentions qualities of a Muslim that we should all strive to have.

The word عِبَادُ is plural of the word عبد meaning servant. But it differs from the word عبيد.

عبيد would be used even if the servants in question do not necessarily accept Allah as their master… so can be used for kuffar.

The word عباد can be used only if the servants in question have accepted Allah as their master, so the muslimeen.

If we have even one of these qualities we can class ourselves from عباد الرحمن.

The more qualities we have though the better…

So, walking on the earth with humility has been said to walk slightly swiftly..and that is One sign of humility

The second Quality of Ibaadur Rahman is that when an ignorant person talks to them the reply with Salam..

As in he doesn’t rise to his level and engage in the nonsense that the Jaahil is engaging in. He doesn’t feel the need to give a smart remark back that may or may not cause an argument.

وَالَّذِينَ يَبِيتُونَ لِرَبِّهِمْ سُجَّدًا وَقِيَامًا

And those who spend part of the night for their lord in prostration and in standing..

Here Allah SWT makes mention of Tahajjud…The night has been mentioned specifically because it is a time of rest and aaraam. It is harder to wake up and pray Tahajjud at night rather than nafl in the day and obviously becase theres nobody else awake at that time there is no element of riyaa in it.

There are a lot of benefits of Tahajjud which Im not going to go in to right now but it has been said that it is the first pious amal that a pious person does..

وَالَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا اصْرِفْ عَنَّا عَذَابَ جَهَنَّمَ

And those who say, “Our Lord, avert from us the punishment of Hell

إِنَّ عَذَابَهَا كَانَ غَرَامًا

Indeed, its punishment is ever adhering;

إِنَّهَا سَاءَتْ مُسْتَقَرًّا وَمُقَامًا

Indeed, it is evil as a settlement and residence.”

A true servant of Allah has a balance between Khawf of Allah and Hope in him.

They will Make dua despite their acts of worship for forgiveness and safeguarding from Jahannam but continue to do more Ibaadah in the hope that it gets accepted

وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا أَنْفَقُوا لَمْ يُسْرِفُوا وَلَمْ يَقْتُرُوا وَكَانَ بَيْنَ ذَٰلِكَ قَوَامًا

who, when they spend, are neither wasteful nor stingy, but keep the balance between those two extremes

Here when it talks about spending it is important to know what is classed as wasteful or stingy..

Hazrat Ibn Abbas has said that it means to spend outside what Allah has permitted for us.. This can be would be classed as wasteful.

Stingy would be classed as not spending where Our prophet has told us to spend.

So we need to strike a balance between the two and spend where Allah has permitted for us.

May Allah grant us the Tawfeeq to do Amal and make us better Muslims

لم يسرفوا Can also be translated as Not spending in extragavance

وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَدْعُونَ مَعَ اللَّهِ إِلَٰهًا آخَرَ وَلَا يَقْتُلُونَ النَّفْسَ الَّتِي حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ إِلَّا بِالْحَقِّ وَلَا يَزْنُونَ ۚ

وَمَنْ يَفْعَلْ ذَٰلِكَ يَلْقَ أَثَامًا

يُضَاعَفْ لَهُ الْعَذَابُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَيَخْلُدْ فِيهِ مُهَانًا

And those who do not invoke with Allah another deity or kill the soul which Allah has forbidden [to be killed], except by right, and do not commit unlawful sexual intercourse. And whoever should do that will meet a penalty. Multiplied for him is the punishment on the Day of Resurrection, and he will abide therein humiliated

From this Ayah, Allah begins to mention the things that a Muslim should NOT have.. The first and most important think is not to do shirk and not to associate partners with Allah… Following that Allah mentions not to murder and not to commit zina.

أَثَامًا is a valley in Jahannam according to some Ulama’ Some ulama’ just translate it to mean a punishment

إِلَّا مَنْ تَابَ وَآمَنَ وَعَمِلَ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا فَأُولَٰئِكَ يُبَدِّلُ اللَّهُ سَيِّئَاتِهِمْ حَسَنَاتٍ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَحِيمًا

Except for those who repent, believe and do righteous work. For them Allah will replace their evil deeds with good. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.

Here it is worth noting that a Tawbah has to have regret.. and a firm intention of not continuing the amal in the future for it to be classed as correct. But again Allah brings up the point that there is hope for even the bigger of sins.

وَالَّذِيۡنَ لَا يَشۡهَدُوۡنَ الزُّوۡرَۙ وَ اِذَا مَرُّوۡا بِاللَّغۡوِ مَرُّوۡا كِرَامًا

And those who do not bear witness to any falsehood and who, when they pass by frivolity, pass by it with dignity.

So the true servants of Allah, will not partake in any gatherings where lies are uttered…The biggest lie being lies of kufr and shirk… and then the other lies that we may utter everyday…

Some Ulama’ have narrated that this ayah refers to bearing a false witness in terms of qasams etc.

Hazrat Ibn Abbas has narrated that these gatherings refer to the celebrations of the mushrikeen.

Hazrat Mujahid and Muhammad ibn Huzaifah have said these gatherings are the gatherings where music is being played.

Hazrat Umar ibn Qays narrates that these gatherings are the gatherings of immodesty and dancing.

Imam Malik says that these gatherings are the gatherings where alcohol is present..

However, ALL these gatherings can be put under the umbrella of زور

And if by chance they do end up in such a gathering, they remove themselves from there in an acceptable way.

وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِّرُوا بِآيَاتِ رَبِّهِمْ لَمْ يَخِرُّوا عَلَيْهَا صُمًّا وَعُمْيَانًا

And when they are reminded of the Verses of their Lord, they do not fall down at them deaf and blind.

Meaning, that when the ayaat of Allah are mentioned, they take heed and do amal on them rather than ignoring them and acting as though they are deaf and blind and acting as if they do not know.

وَالَّذِيۡنَ يَقُوۡلُوۡنَ رَبَّنَا هَبۡ لَـنَا مِنۡ اَزۡوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيّٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ اَعۡيُنٍ وَّاجۡعَلۡنَا لِلۡمُتَّقِيۡنَ اِمَامًا‏

And those who say, “Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.”

A servant of Allah will make dua for a pious spouse and child and pray for them to be the coolness of their eyes

Hasan Basri has stated that coolness of eyes means to see your those around you busy in the obedience of Allah.

A true servant of Allah however will not only be concerned about his self islaah but will help his family too.

أُولَٰئِكَ يُجْزَوْنَ الْغُرْفَةَ بِمَا صَبَرُوا وَيُلَقَّوْنَ فِيهَا تَحِيَّةً وَسَلَامًا

Those will be awarded the Chamber for what they patiently endured, and they will be received therein with greetings and [words of] peace.

The word chamber here refers to a specific room in paradise that will be given to the people that are closest to Allah

خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا ۚ حَسُنَتْ مُسْتَقَرًّا وَمُقَامًا

Abiding eternally therein. Good is the settlement and residence.

قُلْ مَا يَعْبَأُ بِكُمْ رَبِّي لَوْلَا دُعَاؤُكُمْ ۖ فَقَدْ كَذَّبْتُمْ فَسَوْفَ يَكُونُ لِزَامًا

O Muhammad! Say: “My Rabb does not care at all if you invoke Him or not. Now that you have rejected His revelations, soon you will face the inevitable punishment.”

Its a point worth mentioning that Allah is not in need of our ibaadah. Rather we are in need of it for our own benefit

May Allah accept our efforts and grant us the tawfeeq to do amal on what we have learnt.

May he grant us the honour of being from amongst the ibaadur Rahmaan

Make dua for me in this blessed month and I hope that you have it in your hearts to forgive anything that I have done to you.

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A message for my friend…

Sometimes in life
You meet that one person
That you would give up
Anything for
Because
a. You know they wouldnt
ask for your imaan
b. Theyre just worth it.
That you would do anything for
Because they just are made of
Awesome
That you would never let go of
Because theyre the oxygen
You breathe
Whose company you crave
Seconds after you say
Assalamu Alaykum
Who inspires you to do good every day.
Ya Qalbii..Im just so glad your my person…
You keep me going these days..
And that means the world to me.
Love you to Jannah and beyond
For Allah’s sake

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The Versatile Blogger Award

 

I was nominated my Reflectionsofataalibah for this award…

These are the seven facts about me….

  1. I am the eldest of four children
  2. I am 20 years old
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  3. I love it when it rains..
  4. My favourite colour is black.
  5. I love reading
  6. My favourite nasheed artist is Muhammad al Muqit
  7. My favourite number is seven

My nominations

  1. http://www.talkaboutchat.com
  2. http://www.veiledjournal.wordpress.com
  3. http://www.peaceloveanunity.wordpress.com
  4. http://www.seekingsinceriy.wordpress.com
  5. http://www.muallimofdeen.wordpress.com
  6. http://www.journeyinajouranl.wordpress.com
  7. http://www.wordsonablackboard.wordpress.com