Struggles.

“A friend will not (literally) share your struggles, an a loved one cannot physically take away your pain, and a close one will not stay up the night on your behalf…so look after yourself, protect it, nurture it…and don’t give life’s events more than what they are really worth…Be certain that when you break no one will heal you except you, and when you are defeated no one will give you victory except your determination…your ability to stand up again and carry on is your responsibility…Do not look for your self worth in the eyes of people; look for your worth from within your conscience…if your conscience is at peace then you will ascend high…and if you truly know yourself then what is said about you won’t harm you.

Do not carry the worries of this life… because this is for Allah…and do not carry the worries of sustenance because it is from Allah…and do not carry the anxiety for the future because it is in the Hands of Allah…

Carry one thing: How to Please Allah. Because if you please Him, He Pleases you, fulfills you and enriches you. Do not weep from a life that made your heart weep…just say “oh Allah compensate me with good in this life and the hereafter”.
Sadness departs with a sajdah…happiness comes with a sincere du’a…Allah Does Not forget the good you do…nor Do He Forget the good you did to others and the pain you relieved them from…Nor Will He Forget the eye which was about to cry but you made it laugh…

Live your life with this principle: Be good even if you don’t receive good…not because of other’s sake but because Allah Loves the good doers”.

Ibn Qayyim

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Who said that Du’aah needs to be lengthy, rhyming and sophisticated?

Who said that Du’aah needs to be lengthy, rhyming and sophisticated?

Allah documents the words of Prophet Noah prior to the flood.

فَدَعَا رَبَّهُ أَنِّي مَغْلُوبٌ فَانْتَصِرْ

“So he invoked his Lord, “Indeed, I am overpowered, so help me.”

(Al-Qur’an, Surah 54, Ayah 10)

It could be just a *single* word that you utter with certainty and real sincerity that changes your world and the world of others.

Ali Hammuda

* Allah, then parents *

* Allah, then parents *

Allah says,

وَوَصَّيْنَا الْإِنْسَانَ بِوَالِدَيْهِ حَمَلَتْهُ أُمُّهُ وَهْنًا عَلَى وَهْنٍ وَفِصَالُهُ فِي عَامَيْنِ أَنِ اشْكُرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيْكَ إِلَيَّ الْمَصِيرُ

“And We have enjoined upon man to be good to his parents. His mother carried him, increasing her in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years, saying: Be grateful to Me *and* to your parents; to Me is the final destination.” (Al-Qur’an, Surah 31, Ayah 14)

Astonishing ..

Gratitude to Allah *and* to parents are mentioned side by side.

Sufyan Ath-Thawri said,

من صلى الصلوات الخمس فقد شكر الله تعالى ومن دعا لوالديه في أدبار الصلوات فقد شكرهما

“Whoever prays the five prayers has shown gratitude to Allah, and whoever makes Du’aah for his parents after those prayers has shown gratitude to them” (Tafseer Imam Al-Qurtubi)

Practising Islam, but tough on your parents?

Revisit your religiosity in its entirety.

Ali Hammuda