Unalloyed Truth!

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There are many things in this world that are discordant. People conflict about the existence of god. They suggest that time is a man-made illusion. Some say great minds think alike while others like to believe fools seldom differ. In all this commotion, there’s not even a single person who denies death.  No one has ever contradicted its essence and nobody can stop it. No matter how much science progresses or how much technology advances, the one hard inevitable truth that each one of us has to gulp down our throats is that someday we will die and our souls will leave our bodies. Occasionally death strucks some of us out of the blue. But every now and then it grants a few of us some moments to ponder on this mystery known as “life”. Continue reading

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Treasured Armour

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Allah سبحانه وتعالى sent down Prophet peace be upon him with complete guidance, one that doesn’t require any addition or subtraction as it has been sent down by the All-knowing, the Ever Wise. One of the most important things that the prophet emphasised upon is Haya (modesty). It is considered a part of Imaan (faith). Continue reading

Conversation with Allah swt

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Surah Fatiha is a surah with many virtues, in sha Allah soon I ll be putting all its virtues in light but for today’s post I would like to highlight one of the most overwhelming side of reciting Surah Fatiha in our prayers.

As Muslims we are blessed with a direct link to our Creator 5 times a day, where we stand in front Him and worship Him. It’s a one to one conversation just between Allah swt and his slave.

So do you also know that when you recite Surah Fatiha, Allah swt actually replies to every ayah you recite?! Subahn Allah its just such a beautiful thing.

In Hadith Al-Qudsi Allah swt says: ” I have divided the prayer into two halves between Me and My servant, and My servant will receive what he asks.’

Here’s the conversation between your Sustainer and you every time you stand in front of Him reciting this beautiful surah:

You say: (‏ (الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينPraise be to Allah, the Lord of the universe.

Allah the Most High says: My servant has praised Me.

You say:  الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ)‏) The Most Compassionate, the Merciful.

Allah the Most High says: My servant has extolled Me.

You say: (مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ) Master of the Day of judgement.

Allah the Most Exalted says:  My servant has glorified Me. and sometimes He would say: My servant entrusted (his affairs) to Me.

You say:  (إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ) You alone do we worship and You alone we ask for help.

Allah Almighty says: This is between Me and My servant, and My servant shall have what he has asked for.

You say: (اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ)  Guide us to the straight path, the path of those to whom You have favored, not the path of those who earn Your anger nor the ones who go astray.

Allah the Most High says: This is for My servant, and My servant will receive what he asks for.

Isn’t it beautiful? :’)

The next time you stand for your prayers, keep in mind this sacred conversation between you and the Lord of Worlds, don’t rush through it, recite properly and feel the closeness of the One who is more Merciful to you than your own mother.

Complete Hadith Qudsi: http://sunnah.com/muslim/4/41

AN.

And she died in Sujood..

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We often hear about someone passing away while praying,or in Sujood or while reading Quran and always have this strong desire to be in such a state when our time comes.

The Scholars have said that one of they way a person has a good-ending (خاتمة حسنة) is by doing good deeds that is between him and Allah swt only, no one but Allah swt knows about them and the opposite is true for a bad-ending (سوء خاتمة), that a person secretly sins and disobeys Allah swt, thus dying while disobeying Allah swt.

Try increasing your good deeds when no one but Allah swt is watching you.

You don’t know it could be that charity which you gave while no one was watching.

Or  tear that ran down your cheek out of they fear of Allah while supplicating in the darkness of the night.

Or the 2 Ra’kats you prayed while the rest of the world was sleeping.

Or the smile you passed to the poor man while walking down the street.

Or the remembrance of Allah swt your tongue was engaged in every time you were in car while no one knew about it and was getting recorded by the Angles at your right.

It could be the slightest thing you have done which was between you and Allah swt that becomes a reason for the Angels to take away your soul while you are in the best state in the sight of Allah swt! What a beautiful way to leave this world and go to our Creator!

May Allah swt grant us all a good-ending and make the best day of the our lives the day we meet Him and He is pleased with us. Ameen.

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PHENOMENAL !

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Every now and then I have this sudden urge to read a children’s book, kind of nostalgic, right? I remember back in the days they all used to start with ….once upon a time or long ago in a faraway land there lived a king who had a very wise advisor , at some point in the story we all realize that the advisor is the main protagonist. Anyhow, today I will share with you guys a story with the same kind of theme but I hope that it leaves us with a deeper meaning rather than squeezing blood from a turnip. So here it goes…..

Long ago there lived a king in some anonymous land. His advisor was a very knowledgeable man. Now this advisor had a peculiar habit of saying كله خير {everything’s for good} after every incident. On a certain occasion it happened that the king lost his thump. It was already unpleasant for him, as the matter was discussed with his advisor to which he replied “everything’s for good”. This sentence enraged the king and he immediately ordered the guards to throw the advisor in the dungeon. After that the king set out for a walk. During his course he was ambushed by nearby villagers and taken as a captive. But that is not the end of the story, reaching the village he comprehended that these townspeople are about to offer him as a sacrifice gift for their gods. But when they saw he’s missing a thump they released him saying that they cannot perform their ritual with an incomplete sacrifice. Upon his return to the palace he instantly liberated his advisor and narrated the whole story. He inquired his advisor that he losing the thump turned out beneficial for him but what about the advisor, what good did he get for being imprisoned? To this the advisor replied that had I not be imprisoned by you then I would have accompanied you to the woods and most probably would have been sacrificed instead of you.

For some reason we are all playing the king’s role in our story. We spontaneously expect the worst from every situation that doesn’t go our way. Most of the times we are unable to see the wisdom behind it as we are our vision gets vague due to our agitation and animosity.

Bad things happen, right?  Right. And there’s nothing we can do about it, right? Wrong!! All that happens to a believer is good or it has more good in it than bad. How come I know about it? That’s because the prophet (saw) said: Wondrous is the affair of the believer for there is good for him in every matter and this is not the case with anyone except the believer. If he is happy, he thanks Allah and there is good for him. If he is harmed, he shows patience and there is good for him.”

Source: Sahih Muslim 2999

the question is are we one of those believers?

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The Ignored Reality 

Call water as water.
And poison as poison.

Many people unfortunately, even knowing that their cousins are non mahrams, treat them as brothers/sisters, and so hang out with them, talk as though they are your brother/sister from the same mother, which is completely wrong.
The Islamic guidelines which is applied while interacting with a non mahram applies to interacting with the cousins as well.
>Talk only when necessary.
> Minimize the greeting and the general conversation to only what is necessary.

The Shariah Hijab which applies to us when being in front of Non mahrams applies to cousins as well.

Call your cousin as cousin.
A Non Mahram a Non Mahram
And a Brother/sister as a brother/sister.

And follow what the Qura’an and Sunnah say not what your culture says!

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