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When we learn something from our teacher. He (she) lights a torch of knowledge (wisdom) in us. The love for remembering Allah increases. Now it’s upto us, to take care of it, help it grow and to pass it on to others, and invite them to the mehfil. The love of Allah, is such, that no matter who your family, sibling, spouse, children, work, color, ethnicity is, without that love, everything we have gained is bitter. With the love and obedience of Allah, no matter how small achievement it is, Allah makes it good for us, increases baraqah through it for us, blesses us through the achievement. When we invite other to the khair (dhikr mehfil), we wish for them something similar as we have. Inviting someone for the sake of Allah, means we are not helping them for any personal benefit, except that if they start with dhikr, they will pray for us, and our own baraqah increases in our life. What good they will do, will also benefit us with good deeds. And the khair becomes a sadqa jariyah (ongoing charity), that lasts longer than our life. When we pray salah or do dhikr, it is for our personal benefit. Allah doesn’t need our prayers. We are in need of Him. If we only pray for a certain matter to happen for us, and it doesn’t happen, we can’t let our practice of love and obedience for Allah, die because of that. No matter what your blessing is, Allah decreases the goodness from that blessing, if you are not obedient to Him (Allah). We need Allah, just as much as when we are the most succesful human on earth, as when we are of the most un-succesful person on earth, in dunya blessings. Success without Allah, is actually failure, no matter your salary, your children, status, spouse etc. Ya Allah, grant us to win the struggle of perfecting our niyah, our ikhlas, our integrity. Aamen. Ya Allah, help us increase in doing dhikr every day. Ya Allah, Help us successfully pass on the torch of the remembrance of Allah, for the sake of Allah, to others, so it can become an ongoing charity for us for many years. Ya Allah, grant us to win the struggle in correcting those faults in us, that are coming in our way of us learning what our teacher knows we lack. Grant us to reach our fullest potential in becoming the most succesful “muttaqi of imam” of our time. Aamen

sunnah is helping around in the house, men, husband, fatherRamadan is a month to let our soul connect with Allah through ibaadah. It is important that all the family members get a chance to improve themselves, not only the men. Often the women in the house, daughter, sister, mother, wife does not get the chance to spend as much time for ibaadah because of the chores of the house. It is important that the whole family helps around, so that it doesn`t burden a few. Ramadan is not about the iftars and food we are going to eat at the end of the day, it is about getting closer to Allah and how can we possibly achieve that if we are over-burdened.

It is important that men help around the house more in ramadan. The same if you have children, keep them also busy helping. Good family ties kan only be kept from team work, we are in this together, one goal, and we help each other to do good. If ramadan is meant for us to forget the women in the house and overburdening them with our request for iftar meals, we are not living the essence of ramadan.

help me draw closer to you this ramadan.You are not the only one whom prayers are obligatory for. Your family must also pray. Make it easy for each other to pray. Give the women in your family breaks at salah time to complete the salah with khusoo and no concern for the food that is cooking. Men will be held accountable for every salah their daughters, sister, mother and wife missed or read being overburdened. Work chores can easily become family time, if we try to keep a good environment for each other. Maybe that is something that won`t make the chores that unwanted, especially by the children or teens. If these teens boys and girls are given good values from the start they will grow up and become an asset to the whole community, not only for themselves. Parents can teach them good qualities. It is vital that we give them time as the fragile age they are in. A good muslim is first and foremost good to his family. Ramadan is a time to grow spiritually. Make this a time for the whole family to help become better people and better muslims.

photo, develop, negatives, quote, lifeThe good and bad qualities that are in the generation of parents doesn`t automatically pass on to the next generation. It depends on the way we nurture good behaviour in our children, that matters. Sometimes we fail sometimes we succeed, Allah`s help is necessary.

 

Age is no obstacle

Just because we didn`t get a fully islamic upbringing, doesn`t mean we can`t do that for our next generation. It depends on what values we have in us right now. We might have come to Islam as adults, but people who are far more elder than us has completed a lot more tasks for Islam. They didn`t let that stop them. We want the best for our generations of children. Just because we didn`t pray that much when we were younger, if we have come back to Islam, we would want the best for the next generation and wan`t to instill in them these qualities as early as possible.

 

Just because my father smoked cigarettes

Just because your father smoked cigarettes doesn`t automatically mean that you will also fall into the same. If your father did smoke and his health is deteriorating because of it, he wouldn`t want the same to happen to his son. So when he gives you guidance to prevent you from doing it, it is because he knows what it does to you. Often people who have had a un-islamic lifestyle and Allah guides them to Islam, are the best people to give naseeha, because they know how it is to grow up in the “hood”. We can`t throw back comments to them that you yourself didn`t manage to prevent yourself from it, so why should we. You should rather listen to the wisdom they have gained from quitting it. They know the inside story, you might not. Listen to them with an open heart.

 

If every generations had to start from scratch

People increase in experience by making mistakes. When we have learned from the mistakes that gave us some experience we would like to instill those values in our children from an early age so that they don`t fall into the same traps as we did. If every generation had to invent cars every time they need a vehicle, just because they want to do everything on their own, we might not have had any planes now. If every generation use the experience the generations before has gathered, we will develop that into something better as time passes. Every generation doesn`t have to start from scratch. We can try to build our life on others experience so that we can prosper and succeed as time passes. May Allah help us. Ameen

jealousyThere is two sides of everything. Sometimes something can be a blessing other times it could be the very opposite. Sometimes when one see other people`s blessings one forget what we ourselves are blessed with and get a bad energy out from us. It could perhaps be because we have never tried to count our blessings or write them down. The one way of accepting that we are worthful we need to know how blessed we are. That would indeed increase the positive energy into our lives.

We should cut the bad habits like jealousy and envy, and let ourselves shine the way through our own destiny for what we are destined to. What is jealousy? Jealousy is when one feel bitter or unhappy when others succeed in something. Envy is when we want that blessing to be taken away from that person and given to us. Both of this feelings should be dealt with a manner that kicks them out of our lives in sha Allah.

How can we manage that? I read a status at a islamic Facebook page about that. Why make dua to Allah that someone loses the things he /she are blessed with? Why not instead excel our duas and try to make dua for the things that we ourselves can achieve. I mean Allah has so much to offer, so big treasures, which is more than enough to fill our lives. Why do we then see so constricted to only something or someone and rather expand our horizon for something better. Instead of praying and wishing that some other people don`t succeed in their matters, try to change your thinking in praying that they increase in their blessings instead. Have we not thought about the hadith of our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) that when we make supplications for other muslims in their absence, an angel by our side says ” ameen and may you have something similar”. Won`t this little habit bring more blessings into our lives. How can we think so little when Allah is so Great 🙂

I`m sure that praying for others will bring more barakah in your blessings as well as it being a prayer for yourself as well. Think bigger, aim for something bigger and by the will of Allah, He will increase. If we instead hope for the downfall of others we will lose all that is mentioned above. Why put all this at risk?

May Allah give us help in understanding how blessed we really are and give us guidance to pray for each other and aim higher. This will in sha Allah help us get rid of any bad habits like jealousy and envy, in sha Allah, ameen summa ameen.

tahajjud prayerAllah has given us so many opportunities to ask of Him, and we don`t even utilize them. Just think where it could lead us if we knew of every such opportunity? Each and every want their supplications to be answered, but when is the most auspicious time to make dua? It happens every night at tahajjud time. Yes every night, so seize this opportunity as much as you can. Especially now that the nights are so long it shouldn`t be any problem to stand up for prayer at night.

Sheikh Yasir Qadhi has said: “If you want something in your life and you aren`t reading tahajjud for it, than in reality you don`t really want it”. This should motivate us to supplicate at the most Heard time of the night in sha Allah. In night there is an hour that supplications are answered. It was narrated from Abu Sufyan Ra that Jabir Ra said>: ” I heard the Prophet (pbuh) say:

” In the night there is an hour when if a muslim asks Allah for good in this world and in the Hereafter, He will give him it, and that happens every night.” (Sahih Muslim)

So no more waiting for only fridays to make special supplications at the one hour before magribh 😉 This is a gift to us from Allah that I hope we can try to make the best of in sha Allah, ameen.

Also the Prophet (pbuh) has mentioned that rakats are of two and two at the night prayer. And read the witr at the end if you know you will stand up for night prayer, if not than you should read it at the beginning of the night. The special time begins at the last third of the night: It was narrated from Abu Hurairah Ra that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:

“Our Lord, May He be blessed and exalted, comes down to the lowest heaven every night when the last third (2/3) of the night is left, and He says : ” Who will call upon Me, that I may answer him? Who will ask of Me, that I may give him? Who will ask Me for forgiveness, that I may forgive him? “.

There is no better time to ask Allah than in this hour in sha Allah. May Allah make us of those that read tahajjud every night and may Allah make us His pious worshippers, May Allah keep us steadfast on the deen and guidance and give us the best in this world and the Hereafter, ameen summa ameen. Remember me and the whole Ummah in your humble prayers in sha Allah.

supplicationsThe month of ramadan it is very important that we supplicate a lot to Allah for forgiveness and for asking for what we want. A supplication can change Qadar.

“Nothing drives back Al-Qadaa (a decree) except for supplication, and nothing increases a persons lifespan except for Al-Birr (dutifulness to one`s parents).” (Jami`At-Tirmidhi)

Therefore it is very important that one knows how the supplication will be answered. There are many ways of supplicating. Some people supplicate but their supplications aren`t answered. Here I will list a few points about the manners of supplication, so that in sha Allah you also supplicate like it is meant to be done.

  1. Dutifulness to parents is one way that leads to your prayers being answered. A person that is dutiful to his parents will always be guided to goodness. Allah will put love for him into the hearts of people; and he becomes more likely to have his supplications answered.
  2. It is advised that one does good deeds before a supplication. Those deeds that brings you closer to Allah, such as prayer, zakat, fasting etc. Allah`s love for His slaves means His being pleased with him, His help, His support, and His answering that slave`s supplications. Allah`s anger for a slave, means His wrath upon that slave, and His rejection of that slave`s supplication. Do a good deed in the Eyes of Allah and then supplicate, and in sha Allah your supplications will be answered.
  3. Seek closeness to Allah by voluntary acts of worship in addition to your obligatory worship and your supplications will be answered. Abu Hurayra narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: ” Allah said: ” Whoever shows enmity to a close friend of mine then I declare war upon him. No slave seeks closeness to Me with anything that is more beloved to Me than that which I have made obligatory upon him. And My slave continues to seek closeness to Me through voluntary acts of worship until I love him. And when I love him, I become his hearing that he hears with, his sight that he sees with, his hand that he strikes with, and his leg that he walks with. If he asks Me,I give him; if he seeks refuge with Me, I give him refuge. And I have never hesitated about something I do the way I hesitate to take the soul of a believer; he dislikes death, and I dislike his being distressed (or harmed). (Sahih Bukhari).
  4. It is advised to face the Qibla when supplicating as our Prophet Muhammad used to do. And we have hadiths that points toward it.
  5. It is advised to raise your hands while supplicating.
  6. It is advised to supplicate to Allah in secret. When one supplicate quietly and in secret the concentration and humility is better. You know The King of All Kings is listening.  You feel a sence of closeness to Allah. You supplicate for a longer period than. And for protection from jealousy of others. Allah says : “invoke your Lord in humility and secret. He likes not the aggressors”. (Quran 7:55).
  7. When one supplicate and is attentive your supplications will be answered.  The Prophet (pbuh) has said: ” When you invoke Allah, You should believe with certainty that your supplication will be answered. And know that Allah does not answer a supplication from a heart that is inattentive and heedless.”
  8. It is important to supplicate to Allah persistently and repeatedly. Making the same supplications over and over again. Showing ones humility and complete dependence of your Lord.
  9. Ask with determination. By doing so and being sure in one`s supplication one shows that one trusts Allah, that His Lord is All-Seeing, All-Hearing, and can do all things. Don`t say “if you will, give me that”, be determined. Think well of Allah, be sure that he will answer your supplication.
  10. Don`t be a transgressor in your supplication. Like asking Allah to help you steal or do something haram.
  11. Don`t ask for help for sinning or breaking of ties of kinship. Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: ” A slave will continue to be answered in his supplications as long as he doesn`t invoke for a sin to be carried out or for breaking of ties of kinship and as long as he does not rush”.

Remember that no matter what you have to not stop supplicating to Allah. Allah doesn`t like those whom doesn`t ask of Him. Allah says:

” And your Lord said; “Invoke Me and ask Me for anything, I will respond to your invocation. Verily! Those who scorn My worship, (i.e. doesn`t invoke Me, and do not believe in my Oneness, they will surely enter Hell in humiliation”. (Quran 40:60).

No matter what don`t lose hope in Allah. He does answers prayers but in his own way. Sometimes He gives, other times he withholds, sometimes he saves it for the hereafter, other times he saves you from a bigger calamity, but he does respond to the supplication. Put your trust in Allah and He will in sha Allah take care of the rest.

Exctracts taken out from ” the book of manners” written by Fuad Ibn Abdul Azeez Ash-Shulhoob.

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“O Allah, place light in my heart, and on my tongue light, and in my ears light and in my sight light, and above me light, and below me light, and to my right light, and to my left light, and before me light and behind me light. Place in my soul light. Magnify for me light, and amplify for me light. Make for me light and make me a light. O Allah, grant me light, and place light in my nerves, and in my body light and in my blood light and in my hair light and in my skin light.” Ameen

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Surah 105 Al Fil

Let not man be intoxicated with power, Or material resourses, They cannot defeat. The purpose of Allah. So Abrahah Ashram Found to his cost. His sacrilegious attack On the holy Fane of Allah brought about His own undoing:what seemed but frail Destroyed his mighty hosts in a day!

The foolproof tip of the day for everyone else!

USE YOUR OWN VOICE TO RAISE YOUR OPINION!

Nasiyat..

(",) My Mum always says that
you should marry someone
who loves you more than you
love him, because that man
would never ever make you cry
or be the reason that your
sheding tears. He would do
anything to always keep you
happy and satisfied (",)

:) W & R one 2 one :)

(",) Your heart is mine and mine is yours, and so it`s been since I`ve known love`s true meaning itself, holding each others hand we stand together beneath the lovely sky, gazing towards the same destiny, just U and I (",)

Naat/hamd-Quote of the moment :)

Saari duniya ke liye dard
se mahmor hain jo..
Ik faqat Rehmat-e-aalam
hi ka seena dekha..

Ye sab tumhara
karam hain Aka
ke baat ab tak
bani hoyi hain..

Ehsas dein toofik dein..
Phir jazbaen Siddiq dein..

Kya ye zarra likhein
Shaan Unki, jin pe
bejhein Salaam
khud Khudai..

Quote of the moment :)

Though we might sometimes
have to struggle through thick
or thin,We will receive each
other’s support to be there to
win..And we will blossom like
this through eternity..
InshaAllah
Ameen summa ameen

Når du er forent med en
du elsker, er det ingenting
du ikke klarer :)

Gode ord skaper tillit.
Gode tanker skaper
Inderlighet. God
giverglede skaper
kjærlighet:)

Mood :)

Overjoyous :) I wonder which song is always on my mind (",)

(“,) Always on my mind (“,)

Be mine all the time,
never cross the line,
I`m a one man woman,
I don`t share
what`s mine,
never settle for less..

Song of the moment :)

:) If you just love me, i will let you see, how more you need? :)

:) Discover enlightenment
holding your hand.. :)