Posts tagged ‘Allah’

August 4, 2012

Ahad, Ahad …

by Khanum

Why shed these tears of sorrow?

Why shed these tears of grief? Ya nafsy how soon you forget, After trials come sweet relief

Why turn you from Ar-Rahman? Why yearn for a listening friend? Ya nafsy, do you not remember, On ALLAH (SWT), you must depend?

Have you not read those stories, Of the trials in days gone by, Of the Sahaba beloved by ALLAH (SWT), Who for ALLAH (SWT)’s cause did strive?

Why loosen your hold upon Him? Why fling away, His outstretched Hand? Ya nafsy, do you not remember, Bilal’s Sabr on the blazing sand? “

“Ahad! Ahad!” He cried, While his flesh did drip and burn. “Ahad! Ahad!” He cried, To ALLAH (SWT) alone he turned.

Have you forgotten the firmness of Hamza, As the gleaming swords did fall? With Sabr he turned to ALLAH (SWT), As the Quraish did slice and maul.

Why drown in salty tear drops? How can you dare compare your pain? To that of Yasir and Summayah, As they lay tortured on the scorching plain?

Have you forgotten the charring of Khabbab, As on burning coals he lay? Ya nafsy how meager your suffering, Wherefore do you lose your way?

Why befriend you not Al-Wali? Why not in Salaah to Him complain? Like Job who only to Allah, Turned in all his grief and pain?

Forget you that trials in this life, Cleanse your heart and make it clean? Ya nafsy, why all this sadness? Do you not wish your heart to gleam?

Be patient in all your hardships, ALLAH (SWT) hears your cries of woe. So trust Him and His Hikmah, For He knows best and not you.

So tighten your hold upon Him, Lest He withdraw His outstretched Hand! And remember the example of Bilal, As he lay anchored on the blazing sand.

“Ahad! Ahad!” he cried, While his flesh did drip and burn. “Ahad! Ahad!” he cried, To ALLAH (SWT) alone he turned.

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July 26, 2012

Is your Ramadan going the right way, O’ Muslims?

by Khanum

Many a times what happens is, we wait for the holy month of Ramadan with such great fervour and zeal but when it actually arrives, 1day of passionate fasting happens and that’s pretty much it. The laziness after iftar and the sleepy eyes at Suhoor time takes over. I usually try to take a nap after zuhr but that 1 minute nap , we all know, is actually a big satanic movement! You too end up sleeping till maghrib then dont u ? 😀 dont hide now.

I have met many people in life who skip suhoor just for the sake of better sleep. And then I have met those people as well who have no interest in offering prayers what-so-ever.

“I am fasting yar! Pls don’t bother me. :@

I am fasting, ah , please massage my head. 😦

I am fasting, oh my God, how much time left? 😦

HOW DARE YOU!  ask me to do that work?, I am fasting Bro dont u know? :O

Uff I dont feel like walking or moving man,  😦 I am FASTING”

Yeah right! Fasting!!

That’s no fasting Dear Lazy Muslim. Please revise your Ramadan routine and put your heart and soul into this month. I know you may have your own level of spirituality you know, like I have my own where I dont like people poking in their noses  so you might have your own space with Lord ALmighty where you are given free hand at many things in life but listen human, you can’t use that as an excuse to skip the obligatory acts that includes offering 5 times prayers a day. Getting ?

I observed the routine of many people and I came across some pretty cool chart by Productive Muslim as well on how to form your Ramadan routine. As you can see below it’s a very basic yet complicated looking thing.

People who wanna do the “struggle” , keyword struggle to fast better would bother follow that but I am basically speaking of “lazy” people in my post, keyword lazy, who are at the first step of Fasting. So I made out a very easy chart for your understanding.

This Ramadan, Your Goal is One. TO PLEASE ALLAH ALMIGHTY ALONE.

How to Achieve this target ? Simply follow the basics.

1- Wake up for Suhoor with a happy and content heart. Do not be lazy.

2- Finish suhoor and Offer your 1st Daily obligatory prayer, Fajr. Do not be lazy.

3-Keep praying all your prayers through out day , Zuhr and Asr with the same determination and love for God that you had at Suhoor. Pls, do not be lazy.

4- Break your fast at Maghrib, don’t overdose yourself and pray the Maghrib and then Isha properly with witr *if you don’t wish to pray extra nafal during night*

Offer Taraweeh if you please, if you don’t want to do that just go to bed when you please and offer the same cycle again.

Congratulations! You are now a productive Muslim headed in the right direction this Ramadan!

Apart from this please keep in mind, there are some etiquettes of living as a Muslim that get high during the holy month of Ramadan. Meaning, we are expected to behave more good during this month. Lying, backbitting, stabbing, murdering, saying evil, doing evil, hearing evil all this must be STOPPED! I shall speak on this in detail in another post INsha Allah, for now, just do yourself a favor 🙂 be good and have a Happy Ramadan.

Praying isn’t hard for a Muslim. Its just a prayer, Muslim. If you seem to run away from the number of Rakat then don’t panic, just offer the farz i.e., obligatory prayer units and there you go. Allah will Love you so much for it. 🙂

I remember in childhood, we used to have this fantasy that Allah has a phone number and the phone number is 24434! If you notice, its the obligatory prayer units number for each prayer, 2 for Fajr, 4 for Zuhr, 4 for Aser then 3 for Maghrib and 4 for Isha.  Simple and easy. How often do u dial it? Daily?

And if you wish to enhance your your routine further, take a step ahead. Read Quran as much as you can., May it be a single surah or few verses of the Quran even on your smartphone. If you make a routine a determination that after Fajr or before going to bed you will read atleast 5 verses of Quran daily, trust me you’ll soon be reading more than that and more frequently. And Subhan Allah, the ajar the immense immense ajar for that deed is beyond our measures : )

So stead fast, fasten your seat belts and get going! You have an important appointment with Allah each day this month  or perhaps, throughout the year if you really ponder. And lastly pray as much as you can. Sincere pious Dua is your ticket out from the fitnah of this world and the akhirah!

Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you many learn piety and righteousness” (Quran, 2:183)

Assalam o alaikum!

June 14, 2012

Beloved

by Khanum

I: ‘Can I talk to you ?’ I asked when in seclusion with Him.

 I wanted to say… I wanna start over..

He smiled like He read my mind, like He knew I was gonna come to this point sooner or later

I: I.. I am really , lost.

I think He Went on smiling again. I found His eyes on me , not that of anger – not that of anguish, but of Someone’s who’s been watching over me since a long long time now despite of my follies and I was asking Him about a ‘start over’? I felt … silly

I: ..”I am hoping we can start over anew, No one would come between you and me. I – I won’t let anyone come..I won’t let u down again”,  My heart was going numb with an unknown feeling. Throbbing, burning, crying, yearning. “will you just, just once more love me? Love me the same ? Just love me?”

He didn’t speak, nor turned away from me

I grew more intense, more anxious and begging.  My head down , my eyes wet… He was really making me nervous now , I, hither and thither,  like a stubborn lover trying once more to win over this beautiful and perfect beloved, went dizzy. He was a sea, and I ..nothing ..and this aching pain – so hurting..

Not being able to bear His silence any longer, I went over board and threw myself in prostration before Him

“Look,..’ I begged for forgiveness , ‘I am looking to mend our relation.You can’t refuse me I know, its not What you do. I know I just know you won’t refuse me.'” I finally exploded for a relief for a solution. He kept being there  , watching me preserving silence, then cries – then again silence..and again cries. A pain had seized my soul for so long now that it longed for His mercy. And He knew it. He knew it alright what He and I had together, it was sweet and pure and nothing like it could ever exist.

 Regrets were beginning to bite on my heart. How could I be so consumed in something than Him.. I held myself in dismay , Had I lost him? No..this thought haunted me. Tormented. I begged – over and over again for something that could free me …

and then in that moment of remorse before my beloved, pain trickling down my face –  He made me look up at Him.

Rejoice!  all my sorrows vanquished ..

Rejoice! my Beloved had embraced me…

Rejoice! for the sweet love whispered to me..

Rejoice! .. “And He is the Forgiving and Loving”….. <Qur’an 85:14>

March 16, 2012

Allah o Akbar!

by Khanum

Allah O Akbar!

Subhan Allah !

Alhamdulillah.

Allah O Akbar!

O My Lord! All the Praises belong to You. All The Worlds Belong to You. You are the Most High – The most Merciful. The Most beneficent, The Most Powerful. The Best Companion. The Best Protector, The Best Friend and The Best Helper.

You’re the Great Helper who helped Your Prophet Yusuf, You are the Great listener, Who listened to the Prayers of Your Slave Zakariyya, You’re the Most Merciful, Who gave Your beloved Musa the way through the waters, You are ALlah the Rab of Arshe-e-kareem, The Pure One , Who gave Your pious slave Maryam the Gift of Isa, You are the Rab, Who made a home near You in Paradise for Your Pious Slave Assiya….

Ya Allah! The Lord , The One and Only Lord of Muhammad sallalla ho alaihi wasallam,

The Lord of The Man who could neither write nor read,

The So High ALLAH who sent down army of angels to fight in Your Way with Your Pious Prophet against Kuffar

O My lord!

The Creator of all Human beings,

 I turn to You

I turn to you

And I will return to you

I love You Allah as You are,  and You Love me as I am.

Thank you for the Great Shelter You provide.

Protect my Heart and the hearts of my beloveds in this dunya from bad things, forgive our sins,  Protect  the tongue from uttering evil and Give me patience in abundance and sufficient things in life to live good and righteous.

Oh My Lord!

Correct me when I am wrong. Help me when I am right but can’t fight back and Speak on my Behalf when I choose Silence in response to oppression. Deal with people who wronged me Allah, I am weak and nothing without Your Help. Ya Allah, Ya Allah, YA Allah!!! I beg You for Mercy. Make me merciful too. Ya Allah! I ask you for security. Give me security too and don’t let my any beloved be the cause of my humiliation and distress. Never let me be the cause of other’s distress too.

And If I am to  b wed in this world, Ya Allah! let me be with your good honest slave and give me the glad tidings of  nurturing pious future generations. This world of yours is very beautiful but just like a dew drop. Mesmerizing but just…for a moment. And then gone.

Give me life when Life is better. And Give me death when death is better.

Let our stay here be good Allah. I never despair when I seek  anything from You. Just hold me………..

You are The Great Most Beautiful One…

Allah o Akbar!

Subhan Allah !

Alhamdulillah.

Allah O Akbar!

Ameen – Ya Rab Ya Kareem!

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March 14, 2012

The Flower’s Song by John Shuck

by Khanum

The humble flower swaying free,
Bent down in prayer as winds blow by.
No glimpse of greed or poverty,
Once again she stretches up beneath the sky.

Listen closely to the flower’s song,
As pedals play their part.
To turn Man’s eye for a moment long,
To God’s great work of art.

“See order in my rhythm,
See plan in my design.
See prayer in my precision.
’I’ve been sent here as a sign.

Ponder now, before I’m gone,
For winter here draws nigh.
Without knowledge of why we’re here,
Is not wisdom naught but a lie?

And as I sing my final song,
This is what we all will learn.
To God it is we all belong,
And to Him is our return.”

I found this pretty poem in fountain magazine, Hope it delights your heart. 

February 10, 2012

For a Friend. For every Woman. For every Man.

by Khanum

For my Dearest Friend, Ladoo!

What is a woman?

A creature you cannot explain well. Don’t worry I am not even going to attempt it. I just wish to mention a feeling of her heart.  :  )

A Feeling so gentle and noble almost a smile if you wanna imagine.

Many girls when young dream of getting married. I used to have a class mate who whenever was asked ‘what’s your dream your life goal?’ she’ll give a dentonic smile, and say ‘SHADI!!!”

Once married, a woman’s ultimate dream is her husband. And then the love takes you to this budding desire, to have a baby. To give the man you belong to something of yourself. A part of you a part of him. An offspring in your arms. Apki omer ka Hasil. It’s a epitome of their love. It truly is a sheer source of joy for a woman. Absolutely nothing compares to motherhood. No jewel offered to the mother can make her compromise on this desire of hers. And why should she? : ) Isn’t it Allah’s blessing upon a woman to give birth, to be responsible for a life in this world.

Almost every couple wants a child immediately after marriage. Yes, trust me. Few men actually like the idea of being a dad. While others simply refuse to grow up but in the end even they have this desire and yearning for fatherhood. But the thing is, sometimes the plan a couple has made to have a child doesn’t go according to their dreams. Men may not feel this as much as women do and therefore, I want to say to my friend, it’s alright to be worried but Prayer is always around the corner. Its not even that far. It’s right here in your heart and hands. Trust Allah and let me help you supplicate to Allah well for a prince or a princess child.

I was going through the translation of Surah Maryam. And I noticed rather had a spiritual peace when I actually could grasp the crux of the ayahs. The beauty of the Quran is that you can immediately relate your worries with the events mentioned in Quran and the dua’s mentioned in verses supplicated by Prophets help you out. How? Cos they are not there for no reason. Allah swt mentioned it knowing you’ll read it someday here in this world at some point of your life and it will be your guiding light.

1. Kaf- Ha-Ya-‘Ain-Sad.

[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings].

2. (This is) a mention of the mercy of your Lord to His slave Zakariya (Zachariah).

3. When he called out his Lord (Allah) a call in secret,

4. Saying: “My Lord! Indeed my bones have grown feeble, and grey hair has spread on my head, And I have never been unblest in my invocation to You, O my Lord!

5. “And Verily! I fear my relatives after me, since my wife is barren. So give me from Yourself an heir,

6. “Who shall inherit me, and inherit (also) the posterity of Ya’qub (Jacob) (inheritance of the religious knowledge and Prophethood, not the wealth, etc.). And make him, my Lord, one with whom You are Well-pleased!”.

7. (Allah said) “O Zakariya (Zachariah)! Verily, We give you the glad tidings of a son, His name will be Yahya (John). We have given that name to none before (him).”

8. He said: “My Lord! How can I have a son, when my wife is barren, and I have reached the extreme old age.”

9. He said: “So (it will be). Your Lord says; It is easy for Me. Certainly I have created you before, when you had been nothing!”

10. [Zakariya (Zachariah)] said: “My Lord! Appoint for me a sign.” He said: “Your sign is that you shall not speak unto mankind for three nights, though having no bodily defect.”

11. Then he came out to his people from Al-Mihrab (a praying place or a private room, etc.), he told them by signs to glorify Allah’s Praises in the morning and in the afternoon.

12. (It was said to his son): “O Yahya (John)! Hold fast the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)].” And We gave him wisdom while yet a child.

13. And (made him) sympathetic to men as a mercy (or a grant) from Us, and pure from sins [i.e. Yahya (John)] and he was righteous,

14. And dutiful towards his parents, and he was neither an arrogant nor disobedient (to Allah or to his parents).

15. And Salamun (peace) be on him the day he was born, the day he dies, and the day he will be raised up to life (again)!

Look at the wording, the beauty , the strength and the wisdom behind the prayer of Hazrat Zakariyyah A.S. Spend few minutes reading it with your heart and teh Imaan behind it. You’ll find a miracle of Allah guiding your way.

1- The importance and power of Dua

2- The need to mention to Allah what you want why you want despite of your status in this world.

3- Allah gives. He is The All Power ful One!

The beauty of this prayer came before me twice.. Frist time I read it in Quran myself and later on I was watching this Islamic movie on Hazrat Maryam a.s. in which they beautifully described and presented this portion of the prayer. Once you understand it, you will realise that Hazrat Zakariya had no hope no scientific guarantee with him no doctor nothing but just Allah and kamil emaan in Allah’s power and love. Second point to be noted is the ultimate faith of Hazrat Zakariya in prayer. Look at the way Allah swt is speaking to us in Quran via His prophet that look he had the knowledge  I am old and my wife is barren. But yet he came to Me.

If you read the context of this prayer you’ll see Hazrat Zaakariya even though a prophet whose heart desires and wishes are known to Allah well, even he at this point after spending all his life finally realised that how come he had not made this dua before. How could he not mention this desire before to Him? and once he realised it. He prayed the most beautiful dua that if a non believer hears He’ll say look, he’s old plus his wife is barren but look he dares pray that give me a child Allah. People had laughed at Prophet zakariya even at that time and even today those who do not believe are likely to laugh. But does it matter? : ) Allah gave His Miracle. So pray. Couple whose reports are even okay and their age is even okay and everything is okay but just a child is not ready to come. Invoke Allah ! He’s waiting to give another miracle . He never runs out of it.

Do not despair and have firm faith. Have patience and take it as a test from Allah. What is a probability for us humans is a POSSIBILITY for Allah kareem. He’s GOD u know!! so make wudu and pray like it’s going to be answered right now. : ) May your child be a blessed one. Ameen.

P.S. When you recieve a miracle dear ladoo, dont forget to show him/her this post written by Khala Pervisha !  I love your child already.

I DONUT own the picture.

January 23, 2012

A woman’s du’a for her future husband

by Khanum

O Allah! Please grant me the one

Who will be the garment for my soul

Who will satisfy half of my deen

And in doing so make me whole

Make him righteous and on your path

In all he’ll do and say

And sprinkle water on me at Fajr (Early Morning Prayer)

Reminding me to pray

May he earn from halal sources

And spend within his means

May he seek Allah’s guidance always

To fulfill all his dreams

May he always refer to Qur’an

and the Sunnah as his moral guide

May he thank and appreciate Allah

For the woman at his side

May he be conscious of his anger

And often fast and pray

Be charitable and sensitive

In every possible way

May he honor and protect me

And guide me in this life

And please Allah! Make me worthy

to be his loving wife

And finally, O Allah!

Make him abundant in love and laughter

In taqwa and sincerity

In striving for the hereafter!

May Allah grant all the Muslim sisters with such husbands… Ameen ya rabbel alameen”

I came across this beautiful dua somewhere on internet and Really wished to share it with my readers.  it actually teared me a bit. It reminded me of the song by Maher zain, “For the Rest of  My Life”.  May Allah swt bless my sisters /correct lost souls all by granting such an honest and virtuous spouse who may lead my sisters and brothers even In Islam to the path of  Jannah and help them prepare for the akhirah as they walk in this world hand in hand. Ameen!

I wanted to write down a poem/dua in reply to this myself from a man’s perspective but since m not on writing mode these days I thought of sharing this one. JazakAllah for reading!

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