A hearts fulfilment 

There’s a lump of flesh, a muscle. In each individual. A vital clot that allows our blood to flow. 

There are people. Some who love us, some who don’t. Some who bring us hardships and pain and some who offer us love and comfort. 

Sometimes, words, actions and events create cuts in the lump of flesh. With each tear that strolls it feels as though those cuts turn into holes, leaving nothing but emptiness. The more cuts we feel, the more we cry, the more holes, until we’re left spiralling into a hopeless pit of hopelessness. 

Do you see the problem? We try to fill these holes through people, or things that will only make us more vulnerable to cuts and holes. We find a strange sense of belonging in things we know are wrong. We tend to run back to the same kinds of people who created the holes in the first place, asking them for fulfilment. 

Yet were given a choice. We can fill these holes with temporary deceiving pleasures OR we can fill our hearts with the same substance from which they initially were made, only better. Something that not only fills it, but makes the muscle stronger. Something that makes a positive change in what you see, think and say. Something that doesn’t promise to protect you from cuts, but promises to ALWAYS be there.

 We can find fulfilment in Allah. He will fill your holes if you sincerely ask him. He will fill you with a sense of purity and hope no matter how deep your cuts. He can make you feel renewed. Allah knows the state of your heart, do you not think that as the creator he would be the best one to turn to in order to repair it? He is the one who can change the state of our hearts through turning to him. Allah is the most merciful, most forgiving, most kind. He hears your silent prayers when nobody else does. He understands you not just as a Muslim but as a human. So we should do our best to gain our hearts contentment through fulfilling our obligations to the one who fashioned us. Peace starts from within.  And when we learn to place our hearts in the hands of the one who created it, he will place in our lives people who deserve to hold it.

May Alllah guide us and grant us Jannah. May he forgive us for all the wrong we may do. May he make us successful in this life and in the hereafter. May he protect us from all forms of jealousy and evil. May he bring us closer as an Ummah and give us the strength to be strong.  Ameen. 

The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things. [24:35] 

Those busy days 

For when you have those busy days where you feel like you can hardly fit in time to eat. Those days where you feel like you haven’t sat down and relaxed at all. Those days where you can hardly think because you’re just on the go all day. Those days when all you want to do is go home, get into a onesie and have a comforting meal, and a warming cup of tea at the end of your busy day. 

For those days how many times do you make a conscious effort to remember the reason you’re able to be busy? The reason you’re able to  walk to where you need to be, talk to who you need to talk to, write what you need to, see what you need to… Breathe as you need to. How many times do we remember the ultimate reason we’re doing what we’re doing? 

Yes, it’s a deep thought to think. But it’s essential to keep it in our minds even when we’re having those busy days. We should remember to start and end in the name of the one who is ultimately in control of what were busy with. We should make an effort to pray on time. Wherever we may be, and we shouldn’t feel embarrassed or ashamed of that. We may be busy but we should never be too busy to pray. Because that’s where true success lies. 

All your busy days, weeks, months, are wasted if you haven’t worshipped the one who allows you to busy. The one who allows you to breathe and speak and talk and walk and hear. The one who gives you the ability to do whatever it is you’re doing. So remember him in all you do. Remember your ultimate goals and bring Allah into your intentions and remember those intentions. It is easy to forget and we aren’t made perfect. We will forget sometimes and we will trip up but as long as we always return back to our vision as Muslims, and we make an effort to remember our creator in all we do, Insha’Allah Allah will forgive us and make us successful in all we do, and ultimately in the hereafter. Ameen. You’ll find comfort in praying on those busy days, as if it’s a mental and spiritual recharge. 

May Allah grant us jannah and forgive us for all we may do. May he purify our intentions and hearts. May he give us success in all we do. May he bring us closer to those we love and guide us. Ameen. 

The gift 

Imagine you have been given a gift. One that you could keep forever, and get use out of 24/7. A gift that could change your life. A gift that made things easy, a gift that when used, brings love, and reminds you of love and peace. A gift so beautiful that you have to be pure to touch it. 

A divine gift. From Allah. The gift is the Quran. Containing all we need to know along with the Sunnah. A book. Words from God that have the power to soften the hardest of hearts, to heal the most broken of hearts. The book that was revealed in this holy month that befalls us. It may be the first time in a while, but open the book and read. Let the words touch your heart, even if you don’t finish the whole Quran in this month, read it. Watch it make a difference to you and how you feel, and take something from it. Let the words of your Lord inspire you to aspire toward becoming a better Muslim insha’Allah. Ramadan isn’t about who can finish the Quran the quickest, or who prays 20 rakats of taraweeh the fastest. Ramadan should mean something to us. We should benefit from it. We should aim to do a better job of bettering ourselves, to become closer to he who created us. It’s a month where we learn about ourselves as shaytan is locked away. A month where we can purify ourselves and recognise our weaknesses in order to act upon them. Quran will help you through it. It brings a sense of peace that is truly inexplainable. A sense of peace that can reduce me to tears just thinking about how amazing it feels to have gained such a relationship with Allah that he allows you to feel that peace. Subhanallah. 

We all sin. Yet we are able to learn from our sins with asking for forgiveness. We all go through hardship, but eventually with the will of Allah, they pass. No matter what happens in your life, read. It will make a difference to you. Find solace in his holy text, as you will find it will benefit you in this world and the next life insha’Allah. 

May Allah make this Ramadan easy for us to benefit from. May he forgive us for all the sins we may commit knowingly and unknowingly. May he guide us and grant us a high place in Jannah. May he make it easy for us to read, reflect and understand in order for us to come closer to him. May he help us be successful in this life and in the hereafter. May he help the ummah come closer in a world of corruption. May he bring us closer to those we love and save us from the punishment of the grave, the fire, and all evil. May he protect us from all evil. May he keep us rightly guided and grant us what is best. Ameen. 

“And he taught you that which you did not know” (Quran 96:5)

‘Everything is beautifully planned within his knowledge’ 

  

At some point everything may feel lost, all over the place, and at this point we may begin to feel hopeless, the tears begin to fall and we feel like we’re left in limbo. However the importance of remembering Allah at these points in life is crucial. Yes it is hard, and yes it can get tiresome, but Allah knows what he is doing. He knows what lies in your heart and he knows what you want, but perhaps what it is you want isn’t always best. 

We may plan, but Allah is the best of planners. 

Subhanallah, Allah may bring things to you at times where you least expect it. It may not seem clear at the time, but afterward, once resolved the picture gains focus, and the happiness and content you will feel from trusting Allah through your confusion will uplift you in a way that can only be understood through feeling. Allah hears you. The most silent of prayers. He hears them. He will put things before you when it is best for you. All we can do is pray for what is best for us, work hard, and trust him and his plan. For he is our creator, surely he knows what is best for us. Like the leaves on an autumn tree, they begin to fall and become bare. Then by the will of Allah, soon after, the tree blossoms once again, and green leaves form.  Similarly, we may begin to fall and stumble, We may lose things or people close to us, but with prayer and trust in him, our leaves will eventually grow back. Perhaps not in the same way as before, but in a way that will beautify us, and will Insha’Allah make us better Muslims. 

True happiness is felt within. Put your full trust in him, pray to him, talk to him, and you will begin to see the blossoms form. 

He will guide you toward your missing piece. Just remain patient and hopeful in him and his plan Insha’Allah. 

May Allah guide us and grant us Jannah. May he forgive us for all we may have done. May he grant us a place in Jannah and protect us from all evil. May he make us successful in this life and in the hereafter. And may he bring us closer to those we love. Ameen.

Trusting Allah 

sometimes we feel as if there isn’t much hope left for us or the people around us. That there is something in our life that is failing, and in that we feel as if we are failing ourselves or letting others down. It’s in times like this that it is crucial to remember your Lord, and to remember that he doesn’t give us more than we can handle. He may test you, he may let you taste the bitterness, but never is it more than you can bare. Remember, he does this to test us. Perhaps to remind us that we need him more than we need anything worldly. Perhaps to remind us who our creator is. To remind us that the only one who can truly understand what lies in our hearts is the one who created it. 

So trust him. Put trust in what he has given you, and appreciate all he has given you. If a teacher only gave you basic questions in class, you would never learn how to answer questions of a higher level. Similarly Allah tests those who are closer to him. Once you lose Allah you lose all you have. You may still remain with materialistic values, but your heart will never feel the same contentment and peace it feels when you’re connected to Allah. So remember to trust him. Put trust in his plan. Everything happens for a reason. As people, the best we can do is work hard and ask him for what it is we want. He is the creator of all things, the most gracious, the most merciful, the most high. When you take a step toward Allah he comes running toward you – trust him. Create a connection with Allah, and turn to him.

May Allah guide us and grant us jannah. May he forgive us for all the wrong we may do. May he bring us closer to those we love and protect us from all evil. May he make us successful in this life and in the hereafter.  Ameen. 

Competitions of worldly matter.

There comes a point where we have to realise that this world is not forever. Although we should work hard to achieve what we want, we should moreover ensure we are working hard to gain jannah.
You may be smarter than someone in terms of your exam results, however you may not be better than them in terms of their connection with Allah.
You may be more physically attractive than another person, but their heart may be more beautiful than yours.
You may have achieved everything you ever wanted, with all the wealth you could wish for, but the poor orphan child who asks Allah for help may have gained the wealth of Jannah whilst you may have not.
We need to stop comparing ourselves to other people, stop thinking ‘I am better than her/him because I got into this university’, or ‘I am better than her/him because I have more money’. We are all human beings.

we are equal in the eyes of Allah, except by levels of faith.

 We should be helping one another to achieve what it is we want to achieve. Helping and guiding one another to islam, and being happy for one another’s achievements. Not becoming competitive and arrogant due to our own achievements.

Everything we are blessed with comes from Allah. We’re told to wish for our brother what we wish for ourselves. So be happy for one another, support one another, and guide one another to be closer to Allah. Then we have truly achieved a level of happiness that comes from him alone. To be content with what Allah has given us takes strength in a world full of desires, but we need to see that this isn’t a competition of what we have and what we don’t have. Life is a test, and we should help each other, and thank Allah for what he has blessed us with. Because if you count all your blessings, Im sure you’ll find you have a lot more than you thought you had.

May Allah guide us and grant us Jannah. May he help us be successful in this life and in the hereafter. May he save us from the fire, forgive all our sins, and bring us closer to those we love. Ameen.

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Difficulties

Difficulty in all honesty is something that we all face at some point in life. It can leave you feeling hopeless, with no direction. As if you know where you want to go, but you can’t quite see how to get there, and you find yourself feeling lost. When you genuinely don’t know what to do, and you know you just need the picture clearing.

At that point in your life, there are things we need to remember. That Allah has a plan, you can try your best and you can work hard and pray, then after that, leave it in the hands of Allah. However difficult that may be, just trust him. It might take strength and tears to do so, but put your trust in him and he will Insha’Allah bring you toward whats right for you with happiness. Secondly, that whatever happens, in the end, to Allah we shall return. So maybe things don’t go the way we wanted in this life, but remember Allah is always with you, and the struggles of this world (however difficult they may be) are only temporary. Thirdly, the efforts you put in aren’t worthless. You tried, and maybe things didn’t go the way you had hoped, but you still developed in the process of trying. You would have learnt something from it, and trying your best is the most you could do, just trust Allah and his plan.

It is difficult picking yourself up and carrying on when you have nowhere to go, or you don’t have much direction, but know that Allah is with you, he’s close to you, and he won’t leave you in difficulty. Just remember him and he will remember you. Maybe its a test for you, and maybe he holds something better for you, just trust him. And when you’re finding it hard to do so, talk to him through prayer. Open up to your creator, and insha’Allah he will make you stronger. The picture may not be clear right now, but hold on to the rope of Allah, and he will suffice you Insha’Allah. Allah loves you, he won’t leave you alone. Dua is your biggest weapon, and sometimes that one extra dua you make can make all the difference, so never underestimate the power of dua. You’re talking to the one who has the power to change whats ahead of you. So speak to him, and confide in him, and trust him and his plans, because nobody knows you better than the one who created you.

May Allah guide us and grant us Jannah. May he forgive us for all the wrong we may have done. May he help us be successful in this life and the hereafter. May he save us from the fire and protect us from all evil. May he bring us closer to those we love, and strengthen our faith. Ameen.

Your own path to God

Every individual has their own story, their own views on life, and their own unique connection with god. Some may have not found their path to Allah yet, and some may have found their deepest connection with their lord earlier than others. You can find Allah through anything; sometimes he may test you to bring you back to him, you may find him through simply seeing something that inspires you, even through the acts of someone else. However you may find a path to your creator, let it be a reminder for you. When you’re feeling your faith is dipping, remind yourself of how Allah brought you closer to him. Remind yourself that no matter what there is always hope for you. Even if you feel like your sins have overtaken the good within you, know that Allah is all forgiving. Just believe in him, and repent, and if you’re sincere, you’re likely to feel a connection with your creator that nothing can compare to. faith Remember him in all you do, and when you feel like you’re slipping into the desires of this world too much, go back to that spot where you pray, and remember him, how your lord saved you when you fell and hit the lowest points, how he inspired hope in you after you prayed, how he forgives when you sin, how he’s there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Allah is always there for you, watching you, knowing of every breath you take. Thank Allah for bringing you back into the light when you were lost in darkness. Its normal for your faith to feel like its dipping. Its unlikely that its always at a high point, but as long as you try, and you don’t let yourself fall into the likes of this world too much, insha’allah Allah will save us. You may find that the one big sin you committed, is the one thing that brought you back to Allah in the end. So we shouldn’t  judge someone based on their sins, because most of us may have a past. We can only pray for them and offer them a friend who will help guide them, because that could be all they need. As a muslim ummah we should be helping one another become better, rather than judging and dividing ourselves.

May Allah guide us and grant us Jannah. May he help us in all we do and grant us success in this world and in the hereafter. May he bring us closer to those we love and forgive all the sins we may have committed. Ameen

Here are 2 of my favourite videos on youtube that never fail to inspire faith in me when I’m feeling a little low.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=84gvjlHOZfs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Wdhk2y6zFg4

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Hope after Failure

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There will always be things that don’t go the way we may have hoped. There will always be failures in life, but those fails only teach us. They make us stronger and allow us to learn from our mistakes. So they shouldn’t be seen as failures, rather as attempts. Maybe they teach you something, and maybe they reveal mistakes that you can then work upon. Either way we shouldn’t let our failures dishearten us. It can be difficult when your efforts seem to have not payed off, and it can be upsetting and frustrating, but Allah is always with you. He puts us in situations for a reason, you just have to trust him. And even if you do want to cry then cry in your prayers. Allah will listen to you, he won’t ignore your call. He is there for you all the time, so put your trust in him. Confide in your creator, the one who has power over all.

When you have failed, ask Allah for help and guidance, and work upon rectifying your mistakes. Its not the end of the world if you fail, theres always a second option. Even if that second option isn’t what you wanted, remember your lord in everything you do, and insha’allah he will make it easy for you. Ask Allah for what you want, and thank him for all that he has given you. They say to never underestimate the power of dua, and its true. You may feel like your dua’s aren’t being accepted right now, but think about it. Allah is listening to everything you’re saying, he knows exactly how your feeling when nobody else does, and he can hear everything you say. Subhanallah. So talk to your lord and ask him for help for guidance and for direction, and insha’allah he will guide us towards whats best. Never let your failures doubt your trust in Allah, because it could just be a test from him, to test your faith. So turn to him and ask of him more, tell your lord what you want because Allah loves those who remember him.

Don't be sad, Allah is with us

Don’t be sad, Allah is with us (Quran 9;40)

A world of deception

We live in a world filled with lies, something that was set up to make us fall down. To test us. A place where everything that seems to be bad can be seen as fun and good, and everything that is good can be seen as lame. We’re put in a place where theres a lot against us. A place where people live as if there is nothing left after death. But the truth is that this life is only temporary. A world made by The Almighty to test us. This world is made to knock you down, it was made to test your faith in Allah, to test your love for him. filled with deceptions of the shaytan, but keep strong in the faith of Allah. Hold on tightly to his rope, and when you feel yourself slipping too far into the dunya, then read quran. Read it in a language that you understand, listen to it. The words of your lord in a book sent to guide mankind. Let his holy text enter your heart and bring you back to the reality that your worldly indulgences aren’t forever.

It can be dangerous to fall too far into this dunya because eventually you will slip away from the one who created you. Remember him often, and remember him in all you do. Establish your salah to avoid forgetting your purpose in this life. Remember where you came from, remember who controls the breaths you take and who is in control of everything you have. Talk to your creator, one of the best parts of islam is that you have your creator closer to you than your jugular vein, a lord you can talk to about anything, any time of the day, and the best thing is that he already knows what you’re going to say. Just remember Allah in your daily life and avoid things that take you away from him. He is the one that judges you when your book of deeds are opened. So please him before anyone else. Don’t let this worldly life make you forget your true purpose.

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Allah may test you, but he is always close to you. He sent us the Quran and the prophet (pbuh) as a guidance, so use them. Ask Allah for strength and guidance, in a world filled with deceptions. Stay strong in your faith and remember that just because the whole world may be doing something wrong, it doesn’t make it right. May Allah guide us and grant us Jannah. May he make us successful in all we do and give us the best in this life and in the hereafter. May he forgive all our sins and bring us closer to those we love. May he help us to do good and bring us closer to him. Ameen.