"Today, you wanted to have a good day. So you woke up and you got dressed. You made yourself breakfast and you headed out. One thing happened and it threatened to ruin your day, but you had the mindset that nothing would get in the way of it. Not a bad test grade or your latte falling down was going to get in the way of your good mood. You kept moving forward. These moments were only fragments of your day; they did not constitute for your whole day. You were able to smile at others and receive smiles back. You were able to smell the fresh air and feel the warmth of your family as it surrounded you. You were able to overlook the bad, and look at all the good that is at a constant equilibrium around you. You took the bad as a lesson learned. You understood how to carry your latte better, and you realized that you had to study more for the next test. You understood that the good would always be there, and the bad was just a test. You wanted to have a good day, so you decided to exceed it. You let today be great."
"Your time is your life, and much like ice, it is constantly melting away. Do not let time go to waste.
Know that, time should not be without structure. You must order your day and night, organizing your routine of worship, and assigning an activity to each period.
This is a method for constant remembrance of God, a necessary ingredient in attaining spiritual happiness.”
"A brilliant video by RainDrop Academy summarizing what a true Productive Muslim day should be like based on the works of Imam Al-Ghazali."
"If you want to understand the concept of how tawakkul (trust in Allah) will ease the pain of your hardships, imagine a scenario in which a stranger picks you up and starts driving. What will you feel? Not understanding what’s happening, you will feel extreme anxiety. But what happens if you find out with all certainty that the stranger was sent by your mother? What happens to your fear and anxiety? It suddenly disappears. And the more trust you have in your mother, the less anxiety you will feel. Why? Because even if you don’t know why you are being taken along a certain path, you know with full certainty that your mother always has your back. You have *full trust* that your mother only wants good for you and would never send something to harm you. So it is this trust that gives your heart peace—even when you don’t understand the path your being taken on.”
Do not ever abandon your Prayer.
1- Increases Rizq
2- Increases health
3- repels harm
4- safe guards against illness
5- strengthen the heart
6- brightens the face
7- raises the spirit
8- cures lethargy
9- stretches the limbs
10- strengthens the body
11- expands the chest
12- nurtures the soul
13- illuminates the heart
14- Guarantees Grace
15- removes hardship
16- invites blessing
17- restrains the devil
18- Connects you to the Lord of Mercy
(Ibn ul Qayyim)
[Borrowed from Imam Yahya Adel Ibrahim.]
These gifs for AlAqsa mosque is taken from this video “Al Aqsa mosque Call To Prayer ” produced by “Ramadan is different in Jerusalem” campaign.
"As someone who has struggled with depression my entire life, I’m grateful that it’s finally being talked about. It is, of course, tragic that it took the suicide of a famous comedian to make it happen.
In an age of selfies and photoshopped Facebooks, it’s hard to resist the impending need to display our false perfection. Pop culture teaches us to dance and sing along to songs that obnoxiously repeat “because I’m happy!” Somewhere along the line we buy into the myth of perpetual worldly happiness and perfection. So we put on our happy masks and photoshop our Facebook. But it’s all just a farce. Why can’t we admit that we *aren’t* perfect? Why can’t we admit that our lives aren’t perfect? That our relationships aren’t perfect? Why can’t we admit that we struggle too? That we are human, living a human existence in a painfully imperfect world? If there’s anything that this Ramadan did for our ummah around the world, it is this: it has torn away at the veils over our eyes, showing us the Reality of Dunya. So maybe we can stop pretending. It’s okay to be broken. If all the horrors and tragedies of this world don’t break us, maybe our hearts are already dead.
Maybe it’s time to finally put away the false, edited photos, and stautuses. Maybe it’s time to set aside our masks and just be real. This world isn’t perfect. We aren’t perfect. Our lives aren’t perfect. And that’s okay. If all of these things were perfect, how would we know our need for God? How would we see it?
Our utter, desperate need.
But you see, that’s just it. It is only through that need, that we are given. It is only through breaking, that we can be made whole. Tears can be like medicine. Tears to God—the only cure. Salvation doesn’t come through feigning perfection. It comes through breaking, through humility, through admitting defeat and utter need, to the only One who can save you. To God. And God alone.
Look at the stories of the Prophets and how they were each saved. Look at the duaa of Nuh (AS) and Yunus (AS) and Ayoub (AS). They didn’t pretend. They didn’t feign strength and ability and perfection. They humbled themselves completely and admit that they had no strength or ability, because they knew that truly, truly, all strength and ability comes from Allah.”