On the left is a gif of Muslims circumambulating around the Kaabah in Makkah.
On the right is a gif of billions upon billions of stars and solar systems revolving around the centre of the a Galaxy.
See the similarities?
”…Thus does Allaah make clear His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses) to you that you may give thought.”
This isn’t a copy paste, not a simple forwarding of a mass sent message, and I know I’m late, but I would like to personally wish every single one of you, ‘Eid Mubaarak, even if you don’t see this or you don’t understand English, may Allaah accept your deeds and forgive our sins. May Allaah reward you and bless your Mothers and Fathers.
I hope you all had a great ‘Eid and spent time with your family, remember those Muslims who don’t have any family or who are struggling in hardship, and unite upon the Truth my brothers and sisters!
May Allaah bless you all!
- Dhul Hijjah translates to month of Hajj.
- This virtuous month contains the ten best days in which the Prophet Muhammad (Sallah Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The best days in the world are the ten days.” (1)
- Please note that the ten best nights refer to the last ten…
Doing things for the sake of Allaah
Ibn al-Qayyim writes,
“When Musa traveled to meet with Khadir, he got tired and hungry on the journey, and said to his servant, “Bring me my dinner, for this journey has made us very tired” [Kahf: 62]. For in this journey, he was travelling to another created being.
But then, when his Lord promised him a meeting for thirty full days, and He blessed him with ten more to complete forty, on Mt. Sinai, he did not eat during this meeting, nor did he feel hungry or tired. For in that journey, he was travelling to his Lord.
And so from this we learn that when the heart is on its journey to its Lord, it shall not find any pain, or tiredness, or suffering, yet when it is on a journey to another created being, it shall suffer from all of these."
From Bada’i al-Fawa’id, vol. 1, p. 72.
On the left is a gif showing the change in seasons throughout the year, and on the right is a beating heart.
Anyone else see the similarities?
“Have they not observed things that Allaah has created…?”
Perhaps our generation (as a whole) is beyond saving… If so, then it’s up to us to raise our children in a manner as to rectify future generations.
We need to act now so that our future generation of Muslims maybe even 200 years from now will still feel the fruits of our actions.
Don’t just act for today, think beyond your life.
Why Are You Shy O’ Muslim?
We’ve all - probably- been in the situation before.
In School/College/University or at Work, the time for prayer comes, but you don’t have wudhu. There are no dedicated prayer washing facilities so the only choice left? The public toilets.
Now, there are those of us who have no problem with doing wudhu in a public place, but there are many Muslims who feel a sense of shyness and embarrassment for doing wudhu in front of others, and this is not an abnormal thing, who wouldn’t feel a little bit shy?
Or how about a young brother who wants to start growing his beard, yet he thinks he will be made fun of or like like an outcast.
Or the case of a sister who wants to start wearing the hijaab or the abaaya, or even the niqaab, yet feels that she will feel like she will be seen as foreign and different.
In all the above cases, there is no doubt a sense of shyness or embarrassment within us. We often ask ourselves questions like:
"What if someone says something to me?"
"What if people start hating me?"
"What will people think of me, how will they judge me?"
But if we took the time to think about it, the question we should really be asking ourselves is “Why should we be shy?”.
In the world we live in today, we have people from all corners of society who stand proudly in front of the world for what they believe in. They may come in the form of men who dress as women, women who dress as men, people who dress in all black with high platform shoes, Goths, Emos, Punks and many more from their like….and you are shy O’ Muslim?!
Do you think the people of the like previously mentioned are as embarrassed to express themselves in public? No! They proudly be who they are and they dont care who thinks what of them!
So how about us?
Didnt Allaah Say:
"You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind…”
Surah al ‘Imraan: 110
Subhaan Allaah! We have been told firectly by the One who created every living creature upon the earth, every beetle, every bear, every bird, every beast that walks upon the earth that we are the absolute BEST!
So how can we be shy to be who we are?
When we leave our houses, we should leave knowing that Allaah has no doubt preferred us over those who strive in other than His path.
We should walk in confidence O’ my brother who grows his beard among the clean-shaven people!
You should walk with confidence O’ my sister who wishes to cover herself and adorn herself with the beauty of modesty!
You are the inheritors of the most noble people to walk the earth, the Prophets of Allaah, the companions of the Prophets, so carry this honour humbly, but do not confuse humility with low self worth and low self esteem!
We walk around the earth knowing our purpose in life, knowing that our ultimate goal is to worship and please Allaah, how many millions live and die without even knowing their Lord? Yet we know and we are shy?
So the next time you have to do wudhu in a public washroom, be proud and confident. You are washing yourself to stand in front of Allaah! The Lord of the Universe, He Who controls the hearts of every creature, species and organism. He Who created the countless galaxies and placed the trillions of stars in the sky for usto navigate by. He Who made the earth as a suitable place for man to live in comfort and security. You are recognising His Majesty and you are preparing to worship Him!
So tell me my brother…Tell me my sister….
Why are you shy?
All that is right is from Allaah, and anything wrong, any misquoted Qur’aan, Hadeeth or interpretations are from me, and I ask Allaah to correct and forgive me.