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.”
- Mufti Ismail Menk (via thepathofabeliever)
“Islam and Terrorism”
An episode extremely relevant to current events in the world.
"Anyone who reads about our Prophet (pbuh) will know that he and his followers, never sanctioned harming innocent people. And in fact the Qur’an likened killing one innocent person to killing all of mankind."
"Indeed, the Muslim men and Muslim women, the believing men and believing women, the obedient men and obedient women, the truthful men and truthful women, the patient men and patient women, the humble men and humble women, the charitable men and charitable women, the fasting men and fasting women, the men who guard their private parts and the women who do so, and the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so - for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward."
- Qur’an 33:35 - Surat Al-‘Aĥzāb (The Combined Forces) - سورة الأحزاب
"Islam helps us to live, because this whole life is a test. Allah (swt) promises us that he will test us. And already in advance we have declared that we will never compete with the decree of the Almighty.
We believe that He is in command. We play our role, and the rest we will leave in the hands of the Almighty. Whatever He then decides to do, we will surrender to it.
May Allah (swt) never make us from those who question His decree, and who question His power, and His independence, and the fact that He is in supreme control.”