Today I was asking Allah about something and the very next day I had it..

Assalam u alaikum wr wb,

Today I was asking Allah about something and the very next day I had it. Today I was striving for somethings and in short time span I had it.. sometimes I asked , sometimes I had it before I asked.. do I deserve what I own then ? All the blessings, everything going straight in my life.. perhaps I have everything yet nothing at all.. how am I grateful for my blessings is a big question I need to ask myself!

Why is it so important to ask this query ?

Allah gave it to me whether I acknowledge it or not.
To Allah do I return whether I want to or not.

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Allah when puts us through tests in life…

Assalam u alaikum wr wb,

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The world and this life is full of paths which are narrow, smooth and tricky. How we walk this path actually determines our approach towards life. Also, there is another reality . For each and everyone of us we are given this life and we are not in control of even our own breaths because they’re also given to us for a certain amount of time. The thing which is given to us we can get tested by it.  It’s something pretty logical .  It’s just like saying while cooking that I am given the ingredients , I’ll cook now and while cooking I am using those ingredients but to how much extent do I use them is my test. If I get careless using them can be counted as my mistake and hence how I acted in my test. Now, one of those ingredient can be rotten by default even if it in an air fitted jar . This is also my test, that I didn’t know about from the start but this cannot be counted as my mistake as I couldn’t possible know.  This elucidates tests are not always related to our own mistakes hence we cannot question all the tests that comes our way. 

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I love you Allah…. ♥

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalam u alaikum wr wb,

Alhamdulilah , I am writing again. Today I want to write about Allah subhana wa taa’la and a confusion that when made unclear made me realize His Greatness and made me realize how He loves.

 “Say you, He is Allah, the one. Allah the Independent, Care free. He begot none’ nor was He begotten. And nor anyone is equal to Him.”

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Oh Allah make us reach Ramadan!

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Alhamdulilah , it’s almost about time that Ramadan has come very near. We all wait for this month all year. It is because we understand it’s blessings. The gates of heavens gets opened and the gates of hell gets closed.

Ramadan is the month of fasting.

To fast is to attain piousness , it’s not just a ritual. To attain the degree of piousness one must acknowledge Allah’s greatness. To acknowledge Allah’s greatness one must know about Allah from the book that came from Him. ^_^

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Our negative reactions becomes a gateway to our guilt. Our guilt drives us to the corners of madness…

Assalam u alaikum wr wb,
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Been so long , today is but the day to finally write of what I understood of the concept gratefulness .
Grateful , thankful, Being good, Thinking good.
Gratitude is not a word and definitely not saying Alhamdulilah when you don’t feel it. We actually don’t really feel the positive energy that comes into our halos if we don’t feel the gratitude.
What is gratefulness really?
Have we been grateful all of our lives?
Lets see about that…
Gratitude to me is the acceptance of reality, Meanwhile being happy about it.
3 ways are a must to show that we are being grateful :
  1. One is we feel the greatness in our hearts, we actually feel grateful.
  2. Second is we say something about it. If it’s a person then thank them. If it’s Allah then think about ways to improve our worship more.
  3. Third is we do some sort of action. For instance we give a gift or do some other action of the sort.

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We have forgotten to sacrifice for the sake of our creator..

Assalam u alaikum wr wb,

Sometimes I wonder how hard is it to think deeply about our originality. When I started writing it was so easy to write on random topics without much authentic knowledge and little wisdom that I used on my own. But now it is more difficult to give words to my thoughts. I am becoming less expressionless , sometimes I do wonder why do that happen? & then I get the idea because I forgot how I really was. How I used to write.

I understood about myself and in general ,

That happens to a person when they are under the impact of other people and gives less importance to the real self and hence neglecting real knowledge. 3

We all have a skill . A hidden most appropriate skill which we fail to utilize many a times in our lives because there are so many distractions. So much is now in the form of information that we neglect the basic realizations and hence we don’t start from the start. & We feel the need of start in struggle at least somewhere. Not knowing where , we also fail to look inside for an answer . 
It is so unfortunate that almost all the struggle we have is for this world. SO much and so often that we have forgotten the need of our souls. We Think that we are in control of our destiny and so we lost control of reliance of Allah subhana wa ta’aala and so we stopped asking for help from Him altogether forgetting that without Allah’s help we will not be able to commence the ability to use our abilities. We need Him even when we are doing good , even when our intentions are good. We need to understand the complications of this matter. It is a serious matter. 

Now let’s talk a little bit about that hidden skill of ours. 

“Shut your eyes and see.” – James Joyce

We all have the ability to think. We all make different choices and alternative decisions in our lives. We all give ourselves a motivational call when we get up for the sake of going to universities and colleges and schools in the morning. We know that doing this will groom us , we will excel in our lives but how much do we really think when we by chance get up for the fajr?
How much do we think about this world and how much about the hereafter?

We have forgotten to sacrifice for the sake of our creator. We have forgotten to give our souls the food it demands. Mind that the food our souls demand must be the one that comes from the skies because our soul has descended from the skies.

Take a moment to stand back and think where does our struggles lie? Do we even have a sense of direction when it comes to our religion or we just go back to it when we are in a bad state of health, wealth or anything else.Have we learned to trust Allah subhana wa ta’aala? How much do we count on Him and how much do we give ourselves and the surroundings a credit of out well-being? Are we thankful enough? Are our decisions struggled upon and then settled down only for the sake of Allah? DO we love for the sake of Allah? Do we hate for the sake of Allah? Are we willing to change? How much are we willing to change? 

May Allah grant us the peace of mind and heart. May He gives us the ability to use our abilities in acknowledging Him. May He makes us among the ones who are hopeful and fearful of Him at the sametime. May He makes us like the ones who He loves and may He makes us like the ones who He loves. Allahuma Ameen.

Qadr , Fate Or Destiny !

Assalam u alaikum wr wb,

A topic rather a difficult one to understand and maybe that is why I keep writing about it because it is rather complicated. It is a very important factor in terms of our belief. Without believing in destiny the faith cannot get completed as a whole. It is important as a Muslim to believe in the concept of destiny or “qadr” wholeheartedly.
Some points to keep in mind to fully understand the concept:

  1. Destiny is one of the pillars of belief.
  2. Destiny is of about everything and not just of humans. Everything that exists.
  3. Destiny was written down 50,000 years before the world came into existence.
  4. Destiny is a secret of Allah.
  5. Allah practices justice and equity over the humans and do not deprive anybody of their rights.
  6. Don’t think negatively about the decisions of Allah subhana wa taa’ala as the knowledge and understanding of a human is far less and hence far vulnerable .
  7. There is always a certain wisdom behind each of Allah subhana wa taa’ala’s actions (many a times unknown to humans).
  8. The blessings are always redirected towards us by Allah subhana wa taa’ala (of course He makes a cause for them).
  9. The knowledge of Allah Subhana wa taa’ala is perfect and complete in every form and manner whereas humans are weak and have faults in almost every aspect for instance they are mortal,they cannot control anything that happens in their life neither can they be absolutely sure of what happens next.
  10. Destiny is among the علم غیب so one should believe in it and at the same time try not to question it too much.

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First what is destiny? When was it written?

And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The first thing that Allaah created was the Pen, and He said to it, ‘Write!’ It said, ‘O Lord, what should I write?’ He said: ‘Write down the decrees of all things until the Hour begins.” Narrated by Abu Dawood, 4700; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood

Belief in al-Qadar includes four things: 

1 – The belief that Allaah knows all things, in general and in detail, from eternity to eternity, whether that has to do with His actions or the actions of His slaves. 

2 – The belief that Allaah has written that in al-Lawh al-Mahfooz (the Book of Decrees). 

3 – The belief that whatever happens only happens by the will of Allaah – whether that has to do with His actions or the actions of created beings. 

4 – The belief that all things that happen are created by Allaah in their essence, their attributes and their movements. 

Extract from http://islamqa.info/en/34732

Believing in the above mentioned four things is hence very necessary being a Muslim. It is very important to note that whatever we do and whatever we intend do it also by the will of Allah. Does that mean that each of us should be in vain? & To just go with the flow and think that If Allah wills it’ll happen otherwise it won’t so I don’t need to do anything. This is a very wrong concept!
A work is done or a matter is resolved when the struggle of man and the command of Allah meets. Remember Allah never forces especially when a person do not want it as well:

Surah Hud,
11:28

“He said, “O my people have you considered: if I should be upon clear evidence from my Lord while He has given me mercy from Himself but it has been made unapparent to you, should we force it upon you while you are averse to it?”

!!A person will be asked about only what he is capable of and however much authority one is given in this world and not more than that. Also remember Allah never does any sort of injustice . He is all-just.
If there is bad happening in this world DOES NOT mean that Allah likes bad and evil Nauzubillah.!!
Allah keeps on giving a person trial after trial in any form may it be blessings and may it be hardships until the time limit reaches for them and then after loosening He tightens their ropes. He does give them some say in their injustices to the world and their surroundings but it is LIMITED. Neither is a human totally bound . Yes, he has a will. Yes,one does what was required from them . One is free to choose. One is free to struggle for what they have chosen.

Moreover,one should always remember these trials and these blessings are for a person to return to one’s creator. They are not for us to be ungrateful of or to be proud of them. The purpose is different and the end result matters.

Ahadith say that prayers change your destiny.

Once a man entered a masjid and asked Hazrat Ali (r.a) ” What is Fate ?”
Hazrat Ali (r.a) said,” Lift your one foot in the air.” He did so.
Hazrat Ali (r.a) said,” Now lift the other one.” (while being in the same position)
He replied,”I can’t”
Hazrat Ali (r.a) said,” This is answer to your question. Half of it Allah has given to you in your hand, and the rest HE has kept to Himself.”

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That is why even the Sahaba radi Allah hu anhuma used to make dua(pray) about the destiny. O Allah if you have written us among the ones who are evil fated ( i.e the ones who’ll go to hellfire ) replace it with the ones who have blessed fates ( i.e the ones who’ll go to jannah ). Ameen.

May Allah make us be acceptable from heart for His decisions for us and may we be grateful for them as well whatever may happen. May we be die upon right faith and belief and get enjoined with the righteous ones. Ameen.

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A sudden Death …

Assalam u alaikum wr wb,

For now I am speechless, maybe that is why writing is the best option.

Ayah for today;

16:61
And if Allah were to impose blame on the people for their wrongdoing, He would not have left upon the earth any creature, but He defers them for a specified term. And when their term has come, they will not remain behind an hour, nor will they precede [it].
Reflection:
The part of the ayah where it says “And when their term has come, they will not remain behind an hour, nor will they precede [it].” I get scared. Have we ever even thought about it that way? Will our time come too? It gives me goosebumps now . Maybe I wouldn’t even know and that time will be near. I cannot think about it. Previously, I only skipped these thoughts as when it’ll come, it’ll come. When I’ll die ,I’ll die there is no alternate of that or no escaping that fact of life. None can deny and none has ever escaped Death! But is that it? Do I need to block the thoughts that come afterwards? or Should I delay them for sometime else ? What are those thoughts…
For me; they are how should I now live. I am not perfect, I need things to be done. I need my worship to improve. I need more than anything to think and believe that there exists another life after this, and that it’ll be very different and difficult for the one I am currently spending my time in. I need to believe in something unseen,something nobody has ever seen and hence we fail to believe in it because we fail to acknowledge it’s existence. I need proper analysis of life after death so I don’t get to live in a way that I was living. I need to properly counsel myself. Death should be a reminder for me that my time is somewhere near but I don’t know exactly how near. What exactly will be the course of death for me… It can’t be nothing. Why then? Why do I keep blocking the way to improve myself ? Why don’t I think in a manner that I should?
“Really” Do think About it .

“Qabool Hai” A mind boggingly awesome workshop: By Brother Raja Zia ul Haq

Assalam u alaikum wr wb,

I am so tired but Alhamdulilah I so want to write about this beneficial workshop. It is a pleasure to write sometimes. So let’s commence with the name of Allah.

بِسمِ اللہِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحِيم
“In (or with) the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, entirely Merciful.”

Who is the most romantic person on the face of this Earth? Many a times we come across this question and every time we get different confusing answers . Mostly because the personalities we cherish are somehow weak or not true in their essence of fictionalization. Who really is the most romantic person? The person is prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم . Why should a person get married?

 Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: A woman may be married for four reasons: for her property, her status. her beauty and her religion, so try to get one who is religious, may your hand be besmeared with dust.  Sahih Muslim: 3457 (The book of nikaah).

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Now a person can get married because of these 4 reasons. The one reason which is prioritized is her religious commitment. Wonder why? The beauty will last some years and if you have married for that reason will you then divorce your spouse? The lineage and wealth can also crash down. What then? But the lasting thing will be the religious commitment in amazing ways that is the love will begin in this world and will end in the hereafter. That’s the happily ever after, and not the one that we have falsified/fantasized for ourselves. Rather it is someone who will save me and protect me in this world and the means in the hereafter In Sha Allah.

So, the first thing is to get the criteria straight. Don’t compromise on your requirements while getting married. & Don’t confuse yourselves and don’t rush , it’s a big decision.

وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُمْ مِنْ أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُمْ مَوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَ‌ٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.

Surah Rum :21

The second important thing to keep in mind is that when married there is a certain aspect of love during the recent years but after time passes there is necessarily not “love always” , as a routine is now started and it is usually frustrating and it is hard to keep up with the same pace being human. So, the rehmah(mercifulness, gratitude) then keeps the relationship going.

Marriage doesn’t have to kill love. If both parties are sincere and show concern for each others needs. Ibn al qayyim

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Thirdly, spouses should stop taking each other for granted. It is therefore important to grow the relationships as much as needed. Relationship is not a salad bar , we cannot pick and choose the attributes of our spouse. You have to break the template which you have created of your spouse. 
As it is a fact that men and women are not created alike. They are two very different beings. One should understand that the spouses don’t think alike as well. The way men think are sequenced and women think in a random fashion. May be that’s why men have wallets and women have big purses/bags. Understand ,A man likes to talk about achievements while socializing and women likes to socialize . That is why an encouragement of different sort is needed for them both. A woman is sensitive about sharing.

Prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم used to recite Quran , share food through same utensils as Aisha razi allah tala anha . & Aisha razi allah tala anha used to comb prophet’s hair. They had a chemistry.They laughed. They felt even jeoulos and protective as a normal husband or wife. We have put them on the high pedestals that we don’t know what it truly means to follow the sunnah. Prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم used to share stories with his wives,used to joke ,used to run with them as well as do all his chores himself صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. Who do we follow? How many men do we know who can do all those things and don’t impose their manliness over women.

 هُنَّ لِبَاسٌ لَّكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ لِبَاسٌ لَّهُنَّ

They are clothing/covering (libaas) for you and you for them….”
(2:187)

Spouses are garments for one another. Garment saves us from shamelessness. Garment also beautifies us and meanwhile a person gets beautified in the eyes of Allah subhana wa ta’ala. A garment hides and screens us in a way that it hides our faults and do not advertise them. Garment is closest to one’s body. Garment also provides protection and shields. When one serves another the level of respect increases.

Practical Points :

  1. The public display of affection should be limited and should not create a corruption in the society. To hold hands in a place where it doesn’t matter is okay but to hold hands in khayber pakhtunkhwa is a big deal. So,one has to be careful.
  2. A level of respect should always be there but it should be made a compulsion from day one. No abusive language should ever be used between husband and wife. 
  3. He wants to feel needed and she wants to feel loved. Work together collectively. Promise to defend each other. Come to each other’s rescue. That is how the mawaddah and rehmah will grow.
  4. Frequently make each other feel loved through kind words and little gestures.
  5. Do little acts of service accordingly. This will show your concern and interest in family matter. That can be like assisting with the house and office work.
  6. Understanding each other.
  7. Spending quality time with each other which includes no technology devices. Do something together.
  8. Give gifts. Share some poetry , or nicknames that shows your affection.

“Our Lord! Grant unto us spouses and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous. (Rabbana hab lana min azwajina wa dhurriyatina qurrata a`yunin wa’j`alna li’l muttaqina imama)” [Qur’an, 25:74]

رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَاماً

Allahuma Ameen Ya Rabb.

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