Love for Allah and His prophet<3

To love Allah..

BismillahirRahmaanirRaheem

To Love Allah

He is always there when I need Him,

He is always there when I call upon Him,

He is always there for me,

Always, Always being there for me

To all my problems and woes, listening,

Morning, evening, even when the stars are shining!

Always enveloping me in His Mercy,

Submerging me in His Love, Grace and Beauty,

Filling me with peace and serenity,

Free from any doubt and worry!

Only He knows whats best for me

Any challenge is because He loves me

Any tribulation is because He wants to guide me

Any trial is because He wants to reward me

He is always protecting me from my enemy,

Whose sole purpose is to destroy me,

And whose footsteps I tend to follow,

Without any care for the morrow..

But He..He still never fails to care

He..He is always there awaiting my return,

Awaiting me to make a U-turn

Out of my reverie I snap out,

Into the reality, lest I freak out!

I’ve realised the enormity of what I’ve done…

And back to Allah, I turn and RUN!!

I long for His Forgiveness,

I long for His Mercy,

I long those days,

Which were filled with love, peace and tranquility…

I crave His Love

I crave His Grace

I crave the One

Who when is with me, I’m safe:)

All I have to do is return

To repent, to please and to learn

I am His Slave, and He is my Master,

He owns me,

And to Him I’ll return thereafter..

Salaam:)

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The Power of Smiles:)

BismillahirRahmaanirRaheem

Its been a long time since I blogged:) Alhamdulillah, Allah gave me some free time today to write:)\

The power of smiling is amazing. The prophet (saw) described smiling as charity. Why? This is because when one smiles, one is giving charity to others and also himself. He is giving charity and nourishment to others and also his own souls. If money, food, clothing etc are charity for the physical being of a person, dua and smiles are charity for his spiritual and also mental being.

This is further elaborated here: http://www.suhaibwebb.com/personaldvlpt/worship/charity/put-your-best-face-forward/

I’ve actually tried maintaining a smile on my face for a weeks now. I usually have a naturally fierce unsmiling face, especially if I’m deep in contemplation where I’ve been described to look very very emotionless and blank, like a zombie.

The results were MashaAllah!

1) Once I was returning home from school and I was exhausted but reminding myself of the benefits of smiling, I smiled. I actually feel less tired and peaceful. This, I think, is what made an Indonesian domestic worker(Muslimah, I think) to ask me where can she get a Quran with its translation as I was reading my Quran in the bus. I totally didn’t expected it for a few reasons. Firstly, her attire did not show that she is a Muslimah(I later found out that some domestic workers were not allowed to cover up by their employers) and secondly, I was ignorant to the fact that a person didn’t know where to get a Quran in Singapore!

I told her a few places around that area where she could get them. I would have given her the Quran I was reading but the translation was in old English and I did not think she would understand it. She then asked me if I can buy one for her and she will pay for it. By this time, I was about to alight the crowded bus. I apologised to her that I couldn’t buy one for her. I said that without thinking as I was hurriedly alighting from the crowded bus! What was I thinking!??

Let us together pray for Allah to lead her to a Quran and repay her willpower and eagerness to learn Islam.

The point here is that I didn’t think she would’ve approached me if I wasn’t smiling:)

2) Before I boarded the bus, I had to cross. It was raining and the traffic light was taking ages! I was drenched. Suddenly, a non-Muslim teen(I think) put her umbrella above me, half her body became drenched. I was touched! I think she would’ve been afraid to approach me if I wasn’t smiling:)

3) I was in the bus returning from my grandmother’s house. A non-Muslims lady sat beside me. As usual, I ignored her. Suddenly, I became aware of the fact that she was watching me as I completed my homework. Unfortunately, I was doing my Islamic Revealed Knowledge homework that was in Malay which I don’t think she understood.

As I was putting it in my bag, it got stuck so I was forcing it in and to my surprise, she helped me. I was was shocked. I smiled at her and thanked her. She then wished me Happy Holidays as I was alighting-another shock-(it was the Lunar New Year Holiday) and I wished her back:)

I didn’t think she would have wished me if I’d replied her with an unsmiling face:)

 

All in all, smile always as with each smile, charity is given and InshaAllah, you will be rewarded:)

I end with an excerpt from Osman Nuri Topbas’s book: The Exemplar Beyond Compare Muhammad Mustafa pbuh, page 44..

     A lovely light radiated from His face; there was a graceful flow in His speech, elegance in His every move, an extraordinary power of expression, and a supreme eloquence in every word that spilled from His tongue.

Never uttering a word in vain, his every word conveyed wisdom and advice. There was not the least space for backbiting and futile talk in His vocabulary. He would talk to people in accordance with their capacities.

He was kind and humble. Although he would never express His joy through excessive laughing, His face always put a warm smile on view.

Seeing Him instantaneously would overwhelm one in awe; though a brief conversation would suffice to implant feelings of deep love and affection towards Him

SubhanAllah!! His face is more beautiful than the moon. As His Ummah, we must emulate His every deed, word and even expression.

Upon hearing his(The Prophet pbuh) arrival in Madinah, the curious Abdullah Ibn Salam, then a Jewish scholar, visited the Prophet pbuh and after a fleeting look at His countenance, he remarked:

“Such a face can never lie”, and immediately became a Muslim there and then.(Tirmizi, Qiyamah, 42/2485; Ahmad, V, 451)

 

So smile, and not only will you get the reward for charity, you will also get the reward for following the sunnah of the Prophet pbuh InshaAllah:)

ps. I really recommend you to read the above stated book. InshaAllah, your heart will be brimming with love for Allah and His Messenger after reading just a few paragraphs lines!

pps. My head is currently filled with things to post about(like the wonderful and beneficial MashaAllah ProductiveMuslim seminar I went end of last month) but I’m very occupied with my studies now. Please make dua for my success in both worlds and to not make my studies a severer of my connection with Allah and also with His Ummah, Ameen.

Till we meet again InshaAllah!

Don’t remember to smile:)

Salaam:)

 

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How to react to the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film

Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem

Alhamdulillah, all praises be to Allah, for giving me the time to post.

As we all know, some irresponsible and inconsiderate islamophobes have recently made a lewd film about our beloved Prophet PBUH which as we all know, including the non-Muslims, are all lies.

The question is: How do we react?

As I said, most people know that this film is nonsensical and utterly preposterous. It is a joke. Nobody believes in its contents as it is illogical and just plain ridiculous.

Firstly, we must look at our intention. Why do we react?

1) To defend our Prophet PBUH and Islam

2) To show the public that Muslims won’t tolerate humiliation and would readily defend their honour

3) To show the public that Muslims aren’t weak

Back to the first question.

As we know this film is ridiculous and nobody is believing it, why would we have to defend Islam and The Prophet pbuh as the person in the video is just ‘said’ by the producers to be Muhammad. Everyone knows that the person in the video isn’t Muhammad. Its a joke upon them.

What should we do?

Let me give you a scenario…

A person is being disturbed by his some other people who are calling him stupid but in reality, he is the smartest student in his whole form and the people disturbing him know it. If he knows this fact, why would he lash out and them and be angry or defend his honour when what they say won’t effect what people think or say about him at all?

From another perspective, lets say you are 6 years old and have a younger sibling. It is human nature for you to keep on irritating/teasing your younger sibling if he cries/complains/get annoyed or angry every time you do so. If your younger sibling ignores you, you will get bored and eventually stop.

A person who stays calm and is patient when is disturbed will attract positive attention while a person who erupts will attract negative attention.

This is because anger is the expected and wanted reaction from the disturb-ers or in reality, the film producers. They want Muslims to riot, hurt and lose themselves in anger so that 1) the Syaithaan inside them will be happy and 2) Islam is defamed and labeled as violent.

If on the other hand, Muslims stay calm and patient, they will attract attraction from the public. The public would be wondering why are Muslims patient, how can they be patient and eventually, what makes them patient.

They will try to find answers out of curiosity and wanting to find the Truth and behold, if Allah Almighty guides them, they will be guided to Islam.

The patient won’t be considered weak,

Hadith – Sahih Al-Bukhari 8.135, Narrated Abu Huraira, r.a.

Allah’s Apostle Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said, “The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.”

ie. being patient

So, to sum it all up, Allah Ta’aalaa says:

“And the slaves of the Most Beneficent (Allah) are those who walk on the earth in humility and sedateness, and when the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with mild words of gentleness.(salaaman)“25:63

and

Narrated by A’isyah RadiyaAllahu Anhaa:

The Jews used to greet the Prophet by saying, “As-Samu ‘Alaika (i.e., death be upon you), so I understood what they said, and I said to them, “As-Samu ‘alaikum wal-la’na (i.e. Death and Allah’s Curse be upon you).” The Prophet said, “Be gentle and calm, O `Aisha, as Allah likes gentleness in all affairs.” I said, “O Allah’s Prophet! Didn’t you hear what they said?” He said, “Didn’t you hear me answering them back by saying, ‘Alaikum (i.e., the same be upon you)?”

Even Rasulullah pbuh didn’t react with anger when he was insulted, and he told A’isyah to be gentle and calm when she defended The Prophet pbuh with harshness.

Thus, in my opinion, the producers of the film are foolish. Don’t waste our precious time arguing with them as it is useless as they themselves know the Truth but are unwilling to accept it as they have allowed the Dunya and Shaithaan to fill their hearts.

Instead, spread Islam by being patient and peaceful and by living Islam, the only True way of life.

One more thing, if one really loves the Prophet pbuh, won’t it be much much more important to follow his sunnah and orders first? It is useless if one shows any reaction in defending our Prophet pbuh if he himself disrespect the Prophet pbuh by not obeying his orders which are actually from Allah.’

All the good here is from Allah, while all the discrepancies are from His weak slave..

Loving Islam always inshaAllah,

WasSalaam A’laykum:)

 

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Forgiveness: The glue for a broken heart

ISLAM---World's Greatest Religion!

In The name of Allah,The Most Merciful,The Most gracious

Forgiveness: the Glue for a Broken Heart

Crash.

Bang.

Smash.

‘What was that?!

That was the sound of a once sound heart, shattering into a million pieces. Imagine you are the person carrying that heart: covered in pain and soaked in tears. Maybe you don’t have to imagine, because maybe that is your heart.

We are the broken-hearted.

Betrayal, oppression, deception, whatever it may be that happened to us—the result is the same, a broken heart at the hand of a human. A broken heart that feels like it can never be fixed, and it was entirely someone else’s fault. It would be enough if they had just hurt us, and all we had to do is deal with the pain that came from their actions, but no. Rather, the hurt, the pain, the brokenness…it brought out the worst in us, allowing us to see our own faults…

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Love for the Divine

What is love actually? If you love someone would you do anything for that person, even if it lands you in an awkward position with others? Would you miss that person when he or she is away and spent sleepless nights in remembrance of that individual? Do you spent every unoccupied hour of your life with that person? Do you seek his or her admiration, unending love and attention? Do you try your best to avoid making that person angry and feel hatred towards your actions?If so, well, this is just what you do when you love a human-a creation of Allah-who can’t reward you in any other way and will die once the hour comes. If you do this for a human, a creation, what you do for your Creator, the One who brought you into existence? Logically, you would give the exalted your infinite love, bigger than the love of any other loving creature or non-living ie.money and other worldly possessions. But, if that is so, why do we see the servants of Allah the Exalted do things that he hates(makruuh) or things that he forbids(haraam)? Why are there Muslims out there who kill their brothers and sisters and give Islam, the religion of their beloved, a bad name? Why do some Muslims get themselves involved in gang activity and thus hurt their beloved’s creations? Why do some of them have premarital intimate relationships when they know that their beloved is watching and forbids that act? This is just food for thought… All in all, if you love Allah the Al-Mighty do what he asks of you and avoid what he forbids. InsyaAllah(by Allah’s will) Allah the Great would return your love by granting you a place at his side in the hereafter..

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