Importance of being organized

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Verily Allah loves Ihsan (proficiency and excellence) in all things.” (Sahih Muslim). Excellence and productivity are results of a well-organized routine of life.We end up wasting our time in useless talks, activities and gossiping and then ‘lack of time’ is all what we complain about. There is a place for everything, and everything should be in its place. In order to be productive and in turn be an asset to the society, we need to get ourselves organized and get well acquainted with time management. 

THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD FRIENDSHIP & UNITED BROTHERHOOD & SISTERHOOD IN ISLAM

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In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful

All praises be to Allah who is the Lord of all worlds. We praise Him and seek His help. Whomsoever Allah guides none can misguide and whomsoever Allah guides none can guide.

We send our heartfelt salutations on the prophet of Allah (Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam).

Assalaamualykum wa rehmatullahi wa baraktuhu.

May this article find you in the best of your health, wealth and iman.

At the outset it must be said that it’s very hard to write just a single article on a topic that requires a lot of nuance. This is because anytime we deal with human interactions (mu’amalaat), context is essential to having a balanced understanding. Major values are universally applicable but the specifics of how they are expressed can be vastly different, taking into account different times, places, and circumstances.

To begin with, we must always remember being Muslims that our purpose in life is to worship Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, so whatever we do in our life we must intend that it should be for the sake of Allah.

We, human beings, are known as social animals and as we all know that this is because we always want someone to be there for us and with us in all the situations of our life. Therefore, as we want someone to be with us throughout our whole life, it is very crucial that this “someone” whoever that may be, is “beneficial for us”.

We usually want that “someone” to be our friend or any close companion and while selecting that “someone” we must keep in mind that we are doing it for the sake of Allah. This intention alone ensures Allah’s barakah(blessing) in our friendship which will ultimately lead to our friend or companion to be successfully  with us in this dunya and akhira.

Thus, for the purpose that our friend or the close companion whom we want to always stick with us, to be beneficial for us, our beloved prophet Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam, gave us a beautiful parable to take advice from:

Abu Musa reported: the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The parable of a good friend and a bad friend is that of a carrier of musk and a blacksmith. The carrier of musk will give you some, or you will buy some, or you will notice a good smell; but as for the blacksmith, he will burn your clothes or you will notice a bad smell.

Source: Sahih Muslim 2628

In addition to this, there are several other Hadith from which we must take benefit from in order to have the right successful kind of friendship and companionship with which we can benefit from in this dunya and akhira in sha Allah. Some of the Hadith are as follows:

“A person is likely to follow the faith of his friend, so look whom you befriend.” Abu Dawud and at-Tirmidi

“Mix with the noble people, you become one of them; and keep away from evil people to protect you from their evils.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

“Anyone who criticizes you cares about your friendship.  Anyone who makes light of your faults cares nothing about you. ” Abu Dawud, Hasan Hadith

Moreover when we look at the Quran to seek Allah’s guidance for our friendship and companionship to be successful we see that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says about the day of judgment:

A Day when the wrong-doer will bite his hands, saying: “Would that I had stood by the Messenger! Woe to me! Would that I had not taken so and so for a friend!  He led me astray from the Admonition that had come to me. Satan proved to be a great betrayer of man. (25:27-29)

 

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala also says about the day of judgment that:

Friends on that day will be enemies to each other, except those who kept their duty (to Allah).(Surah Zukhraf 43:67)

 

We must take the example of how best friends should be from the example of our beloved Prophet Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam and his best friend, Abu Bakr Siddeeq Radi Allahu anhu (From whom Allah is pleased) from the Quran which shows:

“Allah did indeed help him (Muhammad) when the disbelievers drove him out. The second of the two, when they (Muhammad and Abu Bakr) were in the cave, and he (saws) said to his companion, ‘Be not sad (or afraid), surely Allah is with us’.” (Al-Qur’an 9:40)

 

Abu Bakr Radi Allahu anhu(From whom Allah is pleased), the most trusted friend and companion of Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam(peace be upon him), sacrificed everything for the sake of Allah and to the service of the Prophet. He was given the title As-Siddiq or trustworthy.

So, now this question comes to our mind that who after all is a “good friend” whom we should choose as a trustworthy and beneficial for our dunya and akhira in sha Allah. The following are the qualities which we must always keep in mind for having a beneficial friendship:
•leave each other’s company with a higher level of faith (in Allah).
•always meet each other or start talk with the Islamic greeting ‘Assalamu Alaykum’ with reciprocal response.
•exchange useful and mature ideas and thoughts.
•do not shun in reforming each other’s mistakes or bad habits, but do this with politeness and humility.
•do not waste each other’s time in vain talk or useless activities.
•never encourage each other to do wrong and invite to a place or gathering of sin.
•stand firm on each other’s side when needed – ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed.’

So, now we know who is a “good friend” and we must befriend only this type of people. Now, to see what we must avoid while choosing a friend let’s look at the characteristics of a “bad friend”:

•backbites and makes fun of people; laugh at others or call each other with demeaning names for fun; they laugh at each other’s cruel jokes about someone else.
• gets involved in activities that delay or do away with compulsory prayer.
• entices other friends in fulfilling desires and ends up spending money on things you do not really need.
• raises and discusses unimportant or vain things, such as a films or latest gadgets.
• shuns from pointing out each other’s mistakes or weaknesses, even if they are serious.
•is a ‘fair weather friend.’

May Allah save us all from making “bad friends” as “our friends” Aameen.

So, to save ourselves from bad friendship, let’s look at the know-how to prevent ourselves from that:

“To save ourselves from bad friendship we must always be careful of our friend’s habits and we must keep checking where they fall: in the type of “good friends” or “bad friends” as mentioned above. If we have a friend since a long time that was “good” initially but later on deviated from the path of Allah and Islam and fell into the category of “bad friends”, we must firstly advise our friend in the best manners that whatever they are doing is “wrong” and remind to fear Allah. But, even after this, if our friend persists in wrongdoing we must distance ourselves from that person for the sake of Allah and for our own good”

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Now, let’s have an insight about brotherhood and sisterhood in Islam gender wise and then let’s discuss that how can a united brotherhood and sisterhood exist within the prescribed interactions of both the genders within the Islamic guidelines:

In Islam, for every action of ours to be successful for our life in this dunya and akhira, we must do everything for the sake of Allah .i.e. for gaining Allah’s pleasure.

So, to gain Allah’s pleasure by our actions we must do all our actions as they are prescribed by Allah. With this in mind, all our human interactions should obviously be for the sake of Allah (swt) as well as everything else we do. Accordingly,  we must understand and implement this in all our relationships in this life, that the most important friendship and relationship in our life is between us and Allah(swt) and all our other relationships and friendships followed come under our connection with Allah(swt) in the manner, He commanded for us. In Islam, the relationship between a Muslim and other fellow Muslims is based on Ta’akhi (brotherhood/sisterhood) which is for Allah’s sake. There are several hadiths which tell us the importance of this relationship. Some of them are as follows:

“You will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another.” (Sahih Muslim).

 

“Allah (swt) will say on the day of Judgment: Where are those who loved each other for my sake? I will shade them today, when there is no shade but mine!” (Sahih Muslim).

 

“There are three things that if one has them, he will find the sweetness of faith. That Allah and His messenger be more beloved to him than anything else, that he love a person for no reason other than for the sake of Allah, and to hate to go back to disbelief as much as he hates to be thrown into fire.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

 

“Whoever relieves a calamity that has struck a believer in this world, Allah will relieve for him one of the calamities of the day of Judgement, and whoever makes things easy for a person in trouble, Allah will make his matters easy in this life and in the hereafter, and whoever shields the faults of a Muslim, Allah will shield his faults in this world and the hereafter, and Allah will help and support his servant as long as he is helping and supporting his brother” (Sahih Muslim)

 

“The most beloved people to Allah (swt) are those who help and benefit others the most, and the most beloved actions to Allah (swt), is pleasure and happiness that you cause to enter the heart of a Muslim, or to solve one of his problems, or to pay off his debt, or to prevent him from being hungry, and working to help my Muslim brother is more beloved to me than making I’tikaf in this masjid for a month, and whoever controls his anger, Allah will conceal his faults, and whoever controls his ill feelings, Allah (swt) will fill his heart with contentment on the day of Judgment, and whoever strives to help fulfill a need for his Muslim brother, Allah will make his feet steadfast on the day of Judgment, and bad manners ruin good deeds just like vinegar ruins honey.” (Sheikh Al-Albani said it is a sound hadith)

 In addition to all of the above Ahadith on brotherhood/sisterhood, let’s look at what Allah (swt) says to us in the Quran:

 Allah (swt) also tells us in the Quran how important this brotherhood between the believers is:

“And adhere to the Bond of Allah, together, and do not be divided. And remember the Favor of Allah that was bestowed upon you: how you were enemies, and how He united your hearts, so that by His Favor you became brothers. And how He saved you from the Pit of Fire when you were on the brink of it. And so Allah makes plain to you His verses, in order that you will be guided.” (Al-Imran, 103).

Allah (swt) also says in the Quran: “The believers, both men and women, are awlia (helpers, supporters, allies) to each other.” (Al-Tawbah, 71)

Allah (swt) warns us against disunity, and how being divided and having disputes with each other will result in failure and loss: “Obey Allah and His Messenger and do not dispute with one another, otherwise you will fail and lose your strength. Have patience – Allah is with those who are patient.” (Al-Anfal, 46)

As we have seen the above Ahadith and Quranic ayahs (verses) gave us the importance of brotherhood. But, in all of them when the term “brotherhood” is used, the same is meant for “sisterhood” and likewise the terms “brother/brothers” is also referred for “sister/sisters”.

Now let us look at the concept of co-ed united brotherhood and sisterhood for Allah’s sake. Many of us think that “is co-ed love even possible provided all the Islamic rulings of male and female interactions are strictly observed?”.

This Quranic verse must be taken by all of us, Muslims, when we think about co-ed love for Allah’s sake:

Allah(swt) says: The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and establish prayer and give zakah [charity] and obey Allah and His Messenger. Those — Allah will have mercy upon them. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” (Qur’an 9:71)

The word that is used is awliyaa’, which is also translated as helpers, supporters, friends, and protectors. This is how Allah (swt) Himself describes how the believing men and women should regard one another. It is the spirit of who we seek to be towards the other gender. Yet, this spirit does not mean interaction between genders is a complete free for all, as the word ‘friend’ tends to imply especially in a western context. Rather, this spirit of love for the sake of Allah (swt) is *only* achieved when it is governed by the letter of the law. The basic guidelines for this interaction include:

  1. Your intention of dealing with the other gender is sincere.
  2. Your interaction is purposeful.
  3. Your ‘awra (nakedness) is covered.
  4. You lower your gaze at the appropriate times.
  5. You are not totally secluded with someone of the opposite gender.
  6. Your reputation is protected.
  7. You do not physically touch one another.
  8. You respect each-other’s personal space and comfort levels.
  9. You speak in a decent manner.
  10.  Your circumstances are safe.
  11.  You must not speak unnecessarily.

So, by following all of the above rules, co-ed love for the sake of Allah is possible. There are many examples which we can find in Islamic history where men spoke to women and vice-versa wherein they loved each other for the sake of Allah. It is natural for us to love those who have the same mission as us and this love is unlike lust or any sensual physical attraction or desire which leads to zina (illegal sexual intercourse).This is a pure love and actually this is the kind of love which we have with the great people from the opposite gender of our Islamic history.

May Allah make all of us; Muslims have good friendships and united strong brotherhood and sisterhood bonds for His sake which are extremely beneficial for our life in this dunya and our akhirah. Aameen.

Whatever was pure in this article is from Allah and any mistakes whatsoever is from the writer and Shaitan.

If the reader likes this article, then it is humbly requested that dua is made for the writer.

And Allah always knows best and all praises are for Him.

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Ramadan-A Muslim’s Favourite Month

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Ramadan is the month of Quran

The best opportunity to connect with Allah is Ramadan

Since locked up is the Shaitaan

The celebration of spirituality begins with the sighting of the crescent moon

Which marks the beginning of Ramadan announcing the taraweeh prayers led soon

After the soulfully overhelming Isha prayer

The most beautiful recitation of Al-Quran,word of Ar-Rahmaan, is heard in the taraweeh prayer

Which stirs and moves our heart and soul

And brings tears to our eyes emerged from the shaking of our soul

Here we see the true essence of spirituality in Ramadan

Oh Beautiful is the immense spirituality which can be seen only in Ramadan out of all the months

And that is the reason Ramadan is the best of the months.

Ramadan is a Muslim’s favourite month

Since it is only by Allah’s vast mercy that we are blessed with this amazing month

In it the first ten days are full of mercy (rahmah)

Followed by the next ten days of forgiveness (maghfirah)

Last ten days marking the end to this soulful month are for saving ourselves from the Hell-Fire

The Hell-Fire, for which we had become deserving by following our inner evil desire

Finally, this month is marked by eid

A joyful celebration like no other to celebrate our lots of good deed

Done within Ramadan and also to celebrate the joy of having Allah’s mercy upon us

And freeing us from Hell-Fire preceded by forgiving all the sins of all of us

Ramadan is like a goldmine

All of its blessings are hidden in its mine

So, avoid wasting any opportunity to make yourself the best and the most connected to Allah

Seek all the hidden treasures of this goldmine and become the most productive for sake of Allah

To get the maximum pleasure of Allah and the highest ranks of Paradise

And be very careful lest out of the goldmine instead of gold, with copper you shall rise.

So, avoid wasting your time and becoming deprived of Ramadan’s immense blessings

Be proactive, squeeze time to your benefit and strive to get all immeasurably blissful blessings.

HOW TO USE FACEBOOK IN A PERFECTLY HALAL MANNER

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There is always a debate going on in the Muslim Ummah on the usage of Facebook-whether it is Halal or Haram. The answer to this is that Facebook cannot be categorized as being Halal or Haram as Facebook is a tool,so it’s usage determines whether it is Halal or Haram. This dunya(world) itself is a tool, which if you use properly it brings you closer to Allah whereas if you use it improperly then it takes you away from Allah.So,if you use Facebook for doing what is pleasing to Allah,then Facebook is Halal for you but, if you use Facebook in disobedience to Allah then Facebook becomes Haram for you.

Come,let’s look at how we can use Facebook in a perfectly Halal manner so as to please Allah and make Facebook a means of making ourselves the people of paradise.

As Muslims whenever we do anything in our life we must always have the intention that we are doing it for Allah (swt): So, when you log into Facebook just remember that you are doing again an action for the sake of Allah. Having this intention, mainly determines your Facebook usage because you can’t say that you are using Facebook for the sake of Allah while what you are doing in Facebook is disobeying Allah. Our prophet Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam is reported to have said that “All actions are by their intentions”(Sahih Bukhari).

As Muslims we are commanded to keep righteous Muslims as our friends and keep away from evil and bad company: The importance of this is beautifully illustrated in the following Hadith:

“The example of a good companion and a bad companion is like that of the seller of musk, and the one who blows the blacksmith’s bellows. So as for the seller of musk then either he will grant you some, or you buy some from him, or at least you enjoy a pleasant smell from him. As for the one who blows the blacksmith’s bellows then either he will burn your clothes or you will get an offensive smell from him.”

So, keeping good companions and friends who are good Muslims in your real life and adding only them to your Facebook friend list ensures that what you do on Facebook will be Halal eventually and what newsfeed you get on your Facebook Homepage will be Halal.

But, in case you would want to add to your friend list those who are not practicing Muslims and Non-Muslims,then you can surely add them, provided that you show them the true message of Islam(do dawah) to them and bring them closer to Allah so that even they, being your friends, can get the best of the dunya and akhirah. Avoid adding members of the opposite gender in your friend list unless they are your Mahrams who are anyone of this list:

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Do not accept friend requests of anyone of the opposite gender nor reply to any of their messages except out of necessity and that too with the permission of your mahram because our prophet Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam said that:

“When a man and woman are alone together, Satan is the third.” [Tirmidhi].

Lower your gaze while you’re using Facebook and avoid looking at indecent pictures. As it is commanded by Allah (swt):

“Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do. And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers…” [Al-Nour, 24: 30-31]

And avoid liking pages which are indecent or which contain indecent photos.

Avoid backbiting, slandering, telling and spreading lies, gossiping and spying on others conversations and profiles unnecessarily. Always keep in mind that Allah (swt)is watching you and if he catches you, then no one can save you. So, fear Allah all the time and while using Facebook O Servants of Allah and children of Adam! Use your time wisely on Facebook and avoid wasting time. Do only what is beneficial to you on Facebook obeying all of Allah’s commandments and remembering all the time that you are using Facebook for the sake of Allah.

By doing all of the above when you use Facebook you are worshipping Allah and fulfilling the purpose of your creation which is to worship Allah as Allah(swt) said: “And I have not created the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).” {Surah adh-dhaariyat: 56}

So, here we come to the end of this article I hope you use your Facebook account now in a perfectly Halal way and that your usage of Facebook becomes a means of worshipping Allah.

May Allah forgive us for all of our shortcomings and accept all our actions, let not any of our actions go waste and grant all of us Jannat Al-Firdaus. Aameen.

Here is a short quote for you to keep in your mind:

“When using Facebook, start with Bismillah to keep your intentions straight.” (Muslim Jewels*) — Bilal Philips

Your Private Facebook Messages are being
Seen…
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Even your Facebook Chat conversations are
Read…
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Every word you type on Facebook is being
Recorded…
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Also each Photo you check is being
Observed…
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That Profile you Click on daily is being noted…
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Even that Facebook message you read on your
Mobile is Tracked…
,
“Are You Scared”
“Do you feel Fear”
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ALLAH swt is All-Knowing and All-Seeing so
have TAQWA on Facebook….

[ DON’T FORGET TO SHARE]

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“Concentration”…

“Concentration” is a very big tool for fighting with the Satan.

Concentrate,focus on who you are,what you are doing,your connection with Allah and whether you are doing the right action for the utmost pleasure of Allah.
Our mind can focus only up to 3-4 thoughts at any particular moment.So,focus your mind and concentrate only on the most important thoughts to you which are described above.These thoughts are the ones which are essential for you to focus your mind and keep yourself away from the distraction of Satan.Train your mind to keep itself concentrated on these thoughts and remember that if you are unable to concentrate properly, this is the most dangerous thing for you, as Satan can then distract you easily because if Satan is unable to deter you away from your important tasks of your life he settles for 50/50 and distracts you so that even if you do your tasks which are pleasing to Allah, your mind is distracted and therefore you produce low quality work and get less reward from Allah rather than getting more reward and producing the best quality of work, if you were to concentrate on the most important “thoughts”!

May Allah keep our minds always focused on the relevant stuff which lead us to Him.Amin

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When you feel l…

When you feel like “escaping” from your life by all the problems and difficulties it gives you,the best place to escape is “prayer”.#Escape into prayer and eliminate all your worries with the help of Allah.

“O you who believe! Seek Help in patience and salah. Truly, Allah is with those that are patient.” [Al-Qur’an 2:153]

Ibn al-Jawzi said, “If this dunya was not a station of tests it would not be filled with sicknesses and filth. If life was not about hardship, then the Prophets and the pious would have lived the most comfortable of lives. Nay, Adam suffered test after test until he left the dunya. Nuh (Noah) cried for 300 years. Ibrahim (Abraham) was thrown into a pit of fire and later told to slaughter his son. Ya’qub (Jacob) cried until he became blind. Musa (Moses) challenged Fir’aun and was tested by his people. Isa (Jesus) had no provision except the morsels his disciples provided him with. And Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam met poverty with patience, his uncle – one of the most beloved relatives to him – was slain and mutilated and his people disbelieved in him … and the list of Prophets and the pious goes on and on.”

What happens to us happens by the will of Allah. It is an article of our iman in qada’ and qadr that we are pleased with Allah’s choice, Good or seemingly bad it is all the test of this dunya. How could we imagine that we shall not be tested when those who were better than us suffered what they suffered? They however came away with the pleasure of Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala (how far from imperfection is He and He is the Most High).

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MY ITCHY HEART

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What is the cure to my itchy heart?

I know the answer to this, clear and smart

My heart becomes itchy as it wants to fulfill all of its desires

The desires and temptations which it gets from the inner fires

Of ignorance and want to fulfill lusty desires

My heart gets drowned with the base desire

Without even thinking about the consequences of Hell-Fire

This happens because of the Nafs

Ammarah Bis Soo Allah placed in us

Yet to get the success of this dunya and akhirah

The cure to this itchiness of the heart is what I must seek

Before my life in this dunya ends and starts in the akhirah

And In the akhirah due to the punishment of Allah I shriek

The cure to the itchiness of my heart is to keep it at rest

By immersing myself in the remembrance of Allah by which my heart finds rest

Truly loving Allah the most by all my thoughts, words, deeds and actions

Also keeps my heart at rest and away from all kinds of evil desires and passions

Keeping my heart the most attached to Allah keeps it away from itching

When life becomes a complicated puzzle and everything looks confusing

The coolness of my eyes is Salah, this was said by my Prophet

I make Salah the coolness of my heart so that I can make of this dunya and akhirah the utmost profit

And to keep it away from itching

So that it is protected from switching

Back to its sinful itchy state

Also so that it meets in the highest stations of Jannah Inshallah its great fate

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Alhumdulillah for being a Niqabi

Alhumdulillah for being a niqabi

Alhumdulillah I am a Niqabi

People are not so fond of my niqab and they ask me why I am a Niqabi

My reply to everyone who asks that is because my lord loves it

They ask me can’t I just be a hijabi and go for it

I tell that I must always do what is most preferred by my Lord because I love Him

I do not like any strange man looking at me so I am a Niqabi to avoid him

And his lustful stares

Sometime I find ogling at me people’s suspicious stares

Because they think I am oppressed

I look at them and think who is more oppressed?

Those who follow their vain desires which destroy them

Or those who follow their Creator’s commands which honor them

I firmly believe that those who follow their Creator have complete freedom

Because only way to get all good in this dunya and akhira is to be within the bounds of that freedom

I ask to those who do not understand my wearing of niqab

What is the difference between coverings for protection from flu and covering oneself with niqab

The only difference is that the former is for protection from health diseases

And the latter is for protection from spiritual diseases

To all the Hijabis I invite to wear Niqab

Firstly, I praise Allah for guiding them to be a Hijabi and then I say the importance of the Niqab

If Hijab is a screen of privacy

Then, indeed, Niqab is a better screen of privacy

If Hijab helps develop Taqwa

Niqab helps develop more Taqwa

If Hijab is a Jihad that purifies the soul

Niqab is a greater Jihad which immensely enlightens and purifies the soul

If Hijab is a protection for sisters

Niqab is a better protection which avoids the unnecessary looks of strange misters

If Hijab is an assertion of Islamic identity

Niqab is a stronger assertion and in itself an Islamic entity

Only those whose hearts have been purified by Allah can truly understand

The true beauty of A Niqabi sister who can never be, by the sun, ever tanned

I am a Niqabi and I proudly wear the Niqab for the sake of Allah

And I truly love it for His sake, Wallah!

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Allah is my best friend

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Allah is my best friend

This I say from my heart and not by following any trend

For verily, when the world turned against me

Allah was always beside me

Guiding me, supporting me and helping me

But I was heedless to the guidance and that is the reason I had to suffer

As I was negligent to the call of Allah, my heart became tougher

The hardness of my heart was because it became attached to this world

It was so hard and arrogant that it almost forgot the next upcoming world

All my life people whom I loved did not stick with me

But I always found that Allah was always beside me

Calling me unto Himself

But I was negligent of His calls as I was proud and too much of myself

Alas! A day came when I pondered over myself and my life

That day I came to know which the most important friendship is for me in my life

It is what is between me and Allah as Allah is the one who is my Khaliq, the one who created me

HE is Ar-Rahman, Ar-Raheem, the most merciful who blessed me

HE is the one whose guidance if I take and to whom if I be close

My life becomes forever successful and so happily it goes

What more can I ask for and need

When Allah, Al-Qadeer, who has power over everything, is always by my side whenever Him I need

What else in my life do I need to hope and find

When Allah Almighty, the most merciful, gives me all what I desperately hope for getting and find

My mother loves me the most in this world and takes care of me to the best of her human abilities

Allah loves me more than 70 mothers, so, he immensely blesses me with all His invincible abilities

When I say that Allah is my best friend

You might wonder who then is my best friend

In the ranks of humans

Well, the one who gets me closer to my ultimate best friend,Allah, is my best friend in the ranks of humans

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Life goes on…

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I cry, I weep and I think with my entire mind in all the difficulties where and whom shall I turn to?

Allah is the answer to every problem I realize in the end after all the other things I do

I start praying; I cry and weep there, and pray for all what’s in my heart and mind

And then after the prayer from the deepest depths of my heart, a beautiful serenity I find

Life goes on and I often get lost with it, many problems come and go

And with every problem I realize that to all the other things beside Allah I should say no

And before the start of any problem, itself, I must turn to Allah and say yes

To all the things which Allah says before I again make myself or my life into a mess

I realize all these things yet I get off-track and make all the mistakes I shouldn’t make

And then I realize what wrong I have done and then I yearn for all the useful advices I must take

All the useful advices which I need I find in the Quran and Hadith, which I take

To better my life and not make any more mistakes again

But what I find unfortunately is that I still happen to make mistakes again

A phase of guilt and remorse surpasses me, and to Shaitan is all the blame I place

As my heart then yearns for logical solutions to all problems, I realize that to my nafs I must face

I ponder over myself and try to learn from all the mistakes I made

From all the evils of Shaitan and my nafs I seek refuge in Allah’s most merciful shade

I go on through life and try to be careful and when I see myself making any mistakes again

I seek refuge from Allah, The Most Merciful and The Most Forgiving, to forgive my mistakes yet again

He is Al-Gafoor Ar-Raheem, so I sincerely believe that he will forgive me for all my mistakes

To him I return when I need, from my difficult and non expectable life, some peaceful breaks

From prayer I get all my tranquilly and peace

As that is the place where all my problems cease

For verily I pray to Al-Qadeer, who is able to do all things and always knows and does what is best for me

Life goes on daily this way with all the mistakes and seeking refuge and asking forgiveness, for me.

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