Blog Archives

The Sunnah of Mental Focus

Blog-Post-to-start-the-day-slider1-578x420
By: Abdul-Baseer
Everybody has, at some point of time in their lives, woken up in a state of sluggishness, , , , or felt like a dark cloud has come over their heads.  Perhaps Shaitan visited you during your sleep in a dream or otherwise, perhaps you are ill or perhaps the ebb and flow of life has balanced the abundance of good feeling with some bad.  But we, as active healthy Muslims, must take our affairs into our own hands with the knowledge and strength that Allah  SWT has blessed us with.  Our bodies are a trust that Allah SWT  has bestowed us with, which we must take care of. We must also take our Prophet ﷺ (who was strong, powerful, capable, adaptive and elegant) as the guide whom Allah SWT  sent to remind us. The main difference is that Prophet ﷺ was taught directly by Allah SWT  through the angel AS  while we are blessed in a way that is indirect (through the Qur’an and his Sunnah which has been passed down through generations.)Let us start at the beginning of the day, as that is what generally makes us or breaks us.  ‘Ubaidullah bin Mihsan Al-Ansari  RAu reported:

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Whosoever begins the day feeling security and good health; and possessing provision for his day is as though he possessed the whole world.”  [At- Tirmidhi].

Read the rest of this entry

Advertisements

Simple Deeds…Mountains of Rewards!

Blog-Post-mercy-slider-1

Source: blog.islamiconlineuniversity.com

“Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of . Unquestionably, by the remembrance ofAllah hearts are assured.”
(Ar-Ra’d, 13:28)

With the never-ending distractions of this life and the infinite tasks filling our plates, we tend to forget the main purpose of our existence which is to worship Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala. Unfortunately, we make this life *the* priority rather than spending our precious time earning Allah’s and forgiveness.

The mercy of Allah is superior to anything known to the limited human mind.

He has blessed us with innumerable opportunities to erase our sins in less than sixty seconds, yet we make use of such invaluable golden opportunities very rarely. Bountiful rewards await us but we have to take the first step of remembering Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala at all times. Here are some daily actions that barely take up our time but grant us magnificent rewards. I will split them into two categories: one which concerns , and the other consisting of voluntary acts.

Read the rest of this entry

Book of Deeds: Fill It With Whatsoever You Wish

book

Source: http://blog.islamiconlineuniversity.com

By: Nasmira Firdous

Imagine this: You’ve just written one of the most amazing books, making it shoot into the best-selling list. You have your name plastered all across the world. You have just been given the most coveted literary award, after being generously appreciated by some of the world’s famous literary giants. The feeling of excitement and joy is palpable. (If you can’t imagine any of this, just think of yourself as J.K. Rowling :P)

But, stop. Just for a moment. What if I told you that one day you will indeed read a book which you and solely you were responsible for writing? What if I told you, on that Day, that book will have a record of ALL your words, thoughts, intentions, actions, every unspoken word and every wrong reaction? What if that book holds the keys to your eternal abode? Would you be eager to open it and gasp with happiness or would be perspiring and hoping you had righted the wrongs?

Read the rest of this entry

How to read Quran with Multiple Intentions

Source: blog.islamiconlineuniversity.com

By: Shaibu Asali

What is your intention when you recite the Qur’an? The Prophet (SAW) said,

“Actions are to be judged only by and a man will have only what he intended” 1

Having great intentions was the way through which the Sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them), the sincere worshipers of Allah (Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala) and the scholars sought reward from Allah (Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala) They used to have multiple intentions for one action in order to acquire a great reward for every action. Ibn Katheer (may Allah have mercy on him) said,

Read the rest of this entry

Controlling Our Emotions As Muslimahs

Embrace Your , Your Actions

green-heart-blue-flower

Source: blog.islamiconlineuniversity.com

Fact: Allah (Subhanahu wa Taala) made sensitive and emotional by nature.   Whether we like it or not or choose to admit it, a woman can go through so many intense emotional highs and lows in one day that by the day’s end she is left feeling weary and mentally drained because every emotion we experience has a physical and psychological reaction.

Read the rest of this entry

Abu Bakr Islam: Intention (Video)

Facebook_Logo

TO HIM WE BELONG: MY JOURNEY, MY FAITH.

Dua-supplication

In the Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

To Him We Belong: My Journey, My Faith

By: Ruqayyah Dawood

Source: http://ruqayyahdawood.wordpress.com

I will never forget that day. I sat in Birmingham Children’s Hospital, hands wrapped around my tummy, forcing fake tears, waiting for the doctor to return.

I was seventeen years old, twenty-one weeks pregnant, and I had just been advised to abort my baby.

Read the rest of this entry

Dua for the oppressed

gaza-destr

By: Ummasya

Source: http://ummasya.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/dua-for-the-oppressed/

Ya Rabb (My Lord), Ya Al-Mu’Min (The Giver of Peace), Ya Al-Malik (The Sovereign), Ya Al-Rahim (The Merciful), Ya Al-Darr (The Afflictor), Ya Al-Muhaymin (The Protector)…

Ya Allah who knows the best of all his names, please help them. Ya Al-Mu’Min if they can not have peace on this earth then grant them peace in their hearts on the battlefield and grant them the loftiest of peace in the hereafter. Ya Allah Al- Aziz (The Almighty), Ya Allah Al-Mu’izz (The Honourer), Honor them with the highest of Honors. Ya Al-Adl (The Just), bring justice to the oppressed. Send them thousands of angels to help them, and send those who fear none but you. Ya Al-Halim (The All-Clement), pardon our mistakes and disobedience to you for you are Al-Tawwab The Acceptor of Repentance). Ya Al- Hafiz (The Guardian), please guide those oppressors, soften their hearts to Islam and Ya Al-Wakil (The Trustee), if guidance is not written for them, then protect us Al-Waliyy (The protector) in every way from them.   Give those suffering, strength, patience, and jennah for this trial is great. If they die let it be with li illiah hi il lallah on their lips. Ameen.

Read the rest of this entry

Major Israeli news outlet apologizes for blog that justified genocide of Palestinians

when-genocide-permissible.png-large

On August 1 the Times of Israel published a blog entry (reproduced in full below) by one Yochanan Gordon that essentially justified and all but called for the extermination of Palestinians.

The blog ultimately asked to following question of readers:

If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?

It immediately sparked outrage on social media and was promptly withdrawn by the Times of Israel who called ita “damnable and ignorant” breach of trust regarding their open blogging editorial policy. They also reported that the author issued a public apology as well.

Note: Below is the entire original “Times of Israel” blog entry, ’When Genocide Is Permissible’ that was published on August 1 then retracted.

Read the rest of this entry