Powerful prayer…

ASalamu’alaykum,

Today we have a beautiful story that illustrates the power of Duah. Never belittle the power of Duah…

A poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store.
She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her a few groceries.

She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food.

The grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store at once.

Visualizing the family needs, she said: ‘Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can.’

Store keeper told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge account at his store.
Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family. The grocer said in a very reluctant voice, ‘Do you have a grocery list?’

Lady replied, ‘Yes sir.’ ‘O.K’ he said, ‘put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries.’

Lady hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed.

The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down..

The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, ‘I can’t believe it.’

The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more.

The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement.

It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said:

🙏’Dear Allah, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands.’🙏

The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence.

Lady thanked him and left the store. The other customer handed a hundred-dollar bill to the grocer and said; ‘It was worth every penny of it. Only Allah Knows how much a prayer weighs.’

Thank Allah for what he has given us, without knowing, appreciate everything with a sincere heart

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Ease promised twice!….

Asalamu’alaykum dear readers,

 

There are times, days and some months and years that we all go thru in life experiencing great hardships, unease and discomfort. However, during those moments of great hardship and sadness we forget ourself whilst the problem engulfs every piece of us…but then something amazing happens to a believer. The amazing realization that Allah promises us many a thing..but the most of all He promised us during these testing times…EASE! Yes you read right…He, Allah Ta’Alla promised us ease not once but twice.

فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا (94:5

 

إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا (94:6

 

Thus with this promise we break from the shackles of worry, discomfort, sadness, loss, wound, disappointment and whatever else is eating away our mind, body and soul.

For verily we read these verses more often but we never reflect on the beauty hidden between these verses.

And so I said to my soul; my sufferings became easier because my Lord promised me ease, not once but twice! 🙏💕

 

May Allah grant us all ease, ameen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duah can go along way…

Asalamualaykum we pray you are all well.

Subhanallah we surely are living in times of many trials. It’s hard not to become emotional and sad about what’s going on in the Muslim world. You look to every corner where there’s muslims and in one way or another there’s oppression, suffering or massacre. It’s hard not to want to crawl into an empty hole and shut your eyes and cover your ears….all because we feel helpless and we are overcome with such despair.

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Alhamdulillah we have so many charities that are working tirelessly to try and provide basic essentials to help the needy live a little bit better than what they are currently undergoing….but the biggest help we can give is DUAH too!

We have forgotten the power of duah that we are only reminded when a situation is dire. But no, it should be done regardless. Duah is the only weapon of a believer…we should make Duah for them day and night, whenever we can.

Duah and istighfar go hand in hand…ask Allah to forgive us for our sins and pardon us. Because our sins could be a barrier for those that are suffering. Cry to your lord and ask Him to save the Ummah and grant us all the ability to wake up and see everything clearly.

Make Duah for the people stuck in East Aleppo, in mainland Syria, Africa, Burma, Pakistan

No messing about!

Asalamu’alaykum

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Don’t waste time in these last few nights… Keep your tongue busy your akhira depends on it!
What’s the difference between Maghfirah (مغفرة ) and ‘Afuw (عفو )?
Maghfirah: is for Allah to forgive you for the sin but the sin will still be registered on your book of deeds. Maghfirah is Allah’s forgiveness for your sin but on the Judgment Day it will be written on your record, Allah will ask you about it but HE won’t punish you because of it

*’Afuw*: is for Allah to forgive you for the sin and delete it from your book of deeds as if it did not happen. ‘Afuw is Allah’s pardon for your sin, it will be completely erased from your record and Allah won’t ask you about it on Judgement day

This is why our Prophet (salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said that, this is the best Duaa to make on Laylatul Qadr

“Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee”

(Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi)

O Allah, You are The One Who pardons greatly, and You love to pardon, so pardon me.)”

So make sure you read this dua all the time and as much as you can. Make it one of your daily athkaar.
Imagine that you are standing on the day of Judgment being held accountable for your deeds, and you’re not guaranteed your entry to Jannah

May Allah grant us etry into Firdaws with no kitaab and no hisaab Ameen 💗

Bedouins duah

Asalamu’alaykum

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A lot of times, we get hesitate to make du’a because we’re not sure exactly what to say.

We ask around for a du’a in Arabic that we can memorize and recite, thinking that the Arabic wording is the key to the du’as acceptance.

The thing is, it’s not about the Arabic.

Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala understands every language and understands you even when you don’t say a thing.

It’s all about turning your heart to Him with sincerity and conviction.

It reminds me of a story of a rich man, a poor man and a bedouin…

A rich man was going to Hajj. He had prepared for the journey and was ready to go when a poor man asked him if he could go with him and serve him.

The rich man agreed and they started traveling. On the way, the two stopped at a Bedouin’s tent.

The Bedouin was a generous host, serving his guests and making them comfortable. The two travelers stayed overnight at the Bedouin’s tent.

In the morning, the rich man awoke to find that the poor man had passed away in the evening. He asked the Bedouin to help him wash and bury the poor man.

Before they buried the poor man, the rich man asked the Bedouin to lead him in the funeral prayer. The Bedouin declined, saying that he didn’t know how to make du’a for the poor man.

So the rich man led the prayer. They buried the poor man and then the rich man continued on his way.

After he had left the Bedouin’s tent, the rich man had a dream in which he was told that Allah had forgiven the poor man’s sins because of the du’a of the Bedouin.

The rich man was so curious that he went back to the Bedouin’s tent to ask him what his du’a was.

The Bedouin insisted that he didn’t say anything special. The rich man described his dream to the Bedouin and asked him again to tell him the du’a.

The Bedouin told him he just said, “Oh Allah, this man was my guest and I was generous to him. Now he is Your guest, so please be generous to him.”

It wasn’t an extravagant du’a but it was the sincerity of the du’a that made it accepted.

With best wishes to see you succeed at the highest level.

 

Don’t cry my sister…

Asalamu’alaykum

It’s sad times… Why you may ask? We are half way through Ramadan… It was only yesterday that it started!!

Make the most of the remaining nights…. Seek, plead and beg your Lord for Jannah Ameen.

Today we have an interesting post by our sister Umm Abdullah, we ask Allah to bless you and us Ameen

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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 in prayer. And you’d never know…

How many were calling out to Allah 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, but she knows she can’t,

The sister who is no longer able to make sujood because her body is failing her… as her disease progresses, her muscles have stopped working. Alhamdullilah, she can still walk – with help, but she doesn’t know for how much longer,

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. They don’t know exactly how long,

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, 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. They don’t yet know if it’s spread,

The sister who is battling cancer and the treatment is grueling,

The sister whose eyesight is fading,

The sister whose child is sick, 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 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, who doesn’t know anyone that hasn’t lost someone they love. All she wants to do is go home, but she can’t,

The sister who is living in a refugee camp, relying on charity to feed and clothe her and her children. She’s alone this Ramadan. Her husband didn’t make it on the boat crossing,

The sister who is walking, carrying her children and the few belongings they managed to save. Walking, hoping that wherever they are walking to will be safer than where they have come from,

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 Ramadan. 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, in shaa Allah, 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 salat could be facing the greatest trial of her life.

As we pray tonight and every night in Ramadan, let’s remember the sisters 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.

 

Only a few….

Assalamu’alaykum

Today we present you with some sincere advice that we hope we all benefit from. Ameen

Are you Following The Crowd?

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When Umar bin al-Khattab (رضي الله عنه) was walking in the market, he passed by a man who was supplicating,

اللهم اجعلني من القليل    اللهم اجعلني من القليل
“O Allah, make me from the few! O Allah make me from the few!”

So ‘Umar said to him, “Where did you get this du`a’ (supplication) from?” And the man said, “Allah in His Book says:
و قليل من عبادي الشكور
‘And few of My servants are grateful.’ (Qur’an 34:13)”

So ‘Umar wept and admonished himself, “The people are more knowledgeable than you, O Umar!
O Allah make us from Your ‘few’ servants.”

Sometimes when you advise someone to leave a sin, they respond with “But everybody does it, it’s not just me!”

But if you look for the words “most people” in the Qur’an, you will find that most people –

ولكن اكثرهم لا يعلمون
“And however most people do not know” (7:187)

ولكن أكثرهم لا يشكرون
– “and most people do not show gratitude” (2:243)

and
و لكن اكثر الناس لا يؤمنون
– “and most people do not believe” (11:17).

And if you look for “most of them”, you will find that most of them are

و آن أكثرهم فَاسِقُون
– “definitely disobedient” (5:59)

و لكن أكثرهم يجهلون
– “ ignorant” (6:111)

بل أكثرهم لا يعلمون الحق فهم معرضون
– “turning away” (21:24)

So be of the “few”, whom Allah says about them:

و قليل من عبادي الشكور
– “And few of My servants are grateful.” (34:13)

و ما امن معه الا قليل
– “But none had believed with him, except a few.” (11:40)

في جنات النعيم ثلة من الاولين و قليل من الآخرين
– “In the Gardens of Bliss, A [large] company of the former peoples, And a few of the later peoples.” (56:12-14)

Ibn al-Qayyim (رحمه الله) said, “Go on the path of truth and do not feel lonely because there are few who take that path, and beware of the path of falsehood and do not be deceived by the vastness of the perishers.”
[Found in Kitab al-Zuhd by Ahmad bin Hanbal (رحمه الله), and also in the Musannaf of Ibn Abi Shaybah.] –

May Allah make us of His few servants. Ameen

[This piece of advice was taken from a Shaykh by the name of Abdur Raheem]

Duah list for Arafat

Asalamu’alaykum readers, please don’t forget to include us in your duahs today. And most importantly for the ummah that is suffering so much. Read and say Ameen

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🍁1. Ya Allah grant me Ultimate Success -safety from the Fire and entry into Jannathul Firdous(Aa’meen)

🍁2. Ya Allah make me and my family of those companions of the Right. Who receive the book of deeds in our right hands(Aa’meen).

🍁3. Ya Allah, Grant me a blessed death. Let me utter the shahada before I die. Grant me the intercession of Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).(Aa’meen)

🍁4. Ya Allah grant me the companionship of Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), his family and the Sahaba’s in Jannathul Firdous(Aa’meen).

🍁5. Ya Allah save my non Muslim friends and anyone who has a drop of goodness in his heart from the Fire. Guide them to Islam.(Aa’meen)

🍁6. Ya Allah, reunite me in Jannathul Firdous with those whom I love for Your sake alone.(Aa’meen)

🍁7. Ya Rabb, perfect my Deen and my Worship. Save me and distance me from anything that displeases and angers You.(Aa’meen)

🍁8. Ya Allah accept my good deeds and increase me in reward and Your Mercy. Wipe away my sins and pardon me completely. Shower your Mercy upon me and my family ,save us from disgrace on the Day of Reckoning.(Aa’meen)

🍁9. Ya Allah, when I die, let my soul and my record of Deeds be with the Illiyeen.(Aa’meen)

🍁10. Ya Allah grant me, my parents, family and children guidance, steadfastness and increased Imaan.(Aa’meen)

🍁11. Ya Allah, make me of the few You love, You Pardon and You shade on a Day when there is no shade but from Your Majestic Arsh (Throne).(Aa’meen)

🍁12. Oh my Lord, increase me in Yakeen and Tawakkul in you. Let there be no doubt in my belief in Your Oneness, Your Majesty and Power.(Aa’meen)

🍁13. Ya Allah increase me in my love for You and Your Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).(Aa’meen)

🍁14. Ya Allah forgive me and increase me in Your Blessings and Provisions.(Aa’meen)

🍁15. Ya Allah lead me to more opportunities to do good and seeking Your Pleasure.(Aa’meen)

🍁16. Ya Rabb, Purify my intentions for Your Sake alone and let me not show off or take false pride. Save me from arrogance, pride, showing off and reminding of favors.(Aa’meen)

🍁17. Oh my Creator and Sustainer, do not leave me alone. Bless me with a righteous spouse and children who will be the coolness of my eyes.(Aa’meen)

🍁18. Oh my Lord, make me of those who are patient and obedient to You and to my parents.(Aa’meen)

🍁19. Save me from the Fitnah of Dajjal.(Aa’meen)

🍁20. Save me from the punishment of the grave and the punishment of the Hell Fire.(Aa’meen)

🍁21. Ya Allah, increase me in Sadakathul Jariya work.(Aa’meen)

🍁22. Ya Allah, bless me with good health, so I can make sajdah with ease till my dying day.(Aa’meen)

🍁23. Ya Allah, protect me and the Muslim Ummah against wicked oppressors. Save us from Fitnah and give us ease in our times of trial.(Aa’meen)

🍁24. My Lord, bless me with the best in this world, the best in the Hereafter and save me from the fire. I am indeed in need of the good You have in store for me.(Aa’meen)

🍁25. Ya Allah increase me in gratitude towards You alone.(Aa’meen)

🍁26. Oh my Rabb, save me from hypocrisy.(Aa’meen)

🍁27. Ya Allah, bless me and my family with accepted hajj and umra and accepted ibadah (Aa’meen).

🍁28. Ya Allah protect me against Evil Jinns and Spirits. Safeguard me from c incitements and plots.(Aa’meen)

🍁29. Ya Allah forgive and have Mercy upon my parents, as they looked after me when I was young.(Aa’meen)

🍁30. Ya Allah, I pray and beg of You for the guidance of the Muslim Youth and Ummah. Save us all from Kufr, Despair, Misdeeds and Shirk.(Aa’meen)

🍁31. Ya Allah grant me the strength to battle laziness and sleep, so I may wake up for Tahajjud and Fajr daily,guide me,my family and all believers on sirat-Al Haqq,Surat-Al mustaqim,make us of those who serve You and worship You in a way pleasing to You and befitting Your Majesty.
🌺Aa’meen thumma Aa’meen.