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An End with Allah SWT’s Praise

Posted in Scrutinizing Soliloquies on April 14, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

Asalamoalaykum warahmatullah,

This is going to be my final post here inshaa’Allah.

I wanted to properly return all praise to Allah SWT…for allowing me to type in His Name, get inspired by His Guidance and fall in love with Him exponentially more with every trial…with every post I wrote by His Help only. Alhamdolilah, I have been blessed very graciously by my Rabb. Nobody can add to how rich I feel when I talk about Him. Only He SWT knows and He SWT knows my intentions. So every praise I’ve received is in fact all due to Him and I personally can never thank Him…

Indeed He SWT is responsible for giving us honor and debase us as He SWT wills in His Infinite Wisdom. It is true that I haven’t lived up to what I preach. I also know that for every single word I typed on this blog…I may be questioned about it.  So I ask for His Forgiveness publicly and forgiveness from everyone or anyone whom I may have unintentionally would’ve hurt. Please forgive me so that Allah SWT forgives me and you inshaa’Allah. We all met in His Name and we part in His Name.

Anything good that is on this blog is from Him entirely and anything evil is from the evil of my Nafs and ignorant self.

If I die, it wouldn’t affect Him or anyone in this dunia. If I live, I wish to be one of the Ansaarullah like the Hawariyoon (disciples) around Prophet Eesa AS inshaa’Allah. So in the process I wish to make the duaa of Prophet Ibrahim AS:

“Verily! they are enemies to me, save the Lord of the ‘Alamîn (mankind, jinn and all that exists); (77)

“Who has created me, and it is He Who guides me; (78)

 “And it is He Who feeds me and gives me to drink (79)

 “And when I am ill, it is He who cures me; (80)

 “And Who will cause me to die, and then will bring me to life (again); (81)

“And Who, I hope will forgive me my faults on the Day of Recompense, (the Day of Resurrection),” (82)

My Lord! Bestow Hukm (religious knowledge, right judgement of the affairs and Prophethood) on me, and join me with the righteous, (83)

And grant me an honourable mention in later generations. (84)

And make me one of the inheritors of the Paradise of Delight. (85)

And disgrace me not on the Day when (all the creatures) will be resurrected; (87)

The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail, (88) Except him who brings to Allâh a clean heart [clean from Shirk (polytheism) and Nifâq (hypocrisy)]. (89)  [Sura # 26, Surah Al Shuara]

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The Creations are busy silently in His Worship because:

He is Allâh, beside Whom Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen. He is the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. (22)

He is Allâh beside Whom is Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allâh! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him. (23)

 He is Allâh, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names . All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (24) [Surah # 59, Al Hashr]

I have high expectations of You, I seek Your Mercy O my Lord even though I’m only words! Please accept the efforts and reward me and I wish this reward to be shared by my entire family, my next generation, readers, friends and ultimately the rest of the Ummah.

Finally: Rabbana Taqabal minna innaka antas-Same’-ul ‘Aleem. Wa-tubb ilayna innaka anta-Tawabur-Raheem.Ameen.

I make my fingers,my senses and all readers a witness that I testify that there’s no deity worthy of Worship except Allah SWT and that Prophet Mohammed SAW is the Final Messenger.

I am pleased with Allah SWT as my Rabb, Islam as my religion and Prophet Mohammed SAW as a Nabi.

JazakummAllahu khayran and many duaas,

-Umm Sulaym

….who wishes to be like the real Umm Sulaym RA, mother of the famous narrator Sahabi Anas ibn Malik RA, wife of the amazing Sahabi Abu Talhah RA (not Talhah), aunt of Rasulalah SAW, a woman who was promised Paradise in her life time. May Allah SWT be pleased with her and make me like her.Ameen.

P.S> those who don’t know what’s going on. Please click here.

Subhanak-Allahuma wabihamdika ash-hadu la-ilaha-illa-Ant. Nastaghfiruka, nastaghfiruka,nastaghfiruka wa natoobu ilayh.

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Queen Zummurud’s Story begins…

Posted in Scrutinizing Soliloquies on April 8, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

…I’ve shared her story on the new blog. Now who would want to miss a story of a Muslim Queen? I’m sure you wouldn’t! :)

Sooo final call for all those interested…refer to the sticky post, leave a comment with your email add. to show me your interest and I’ll get back to you inshaa’Allah.

Wasalamu alaykum warahmatullah,

-UmmS.

New Blog…

Posted in Scrutinizing Soliloquies on April 5, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

Asalamoalaykum warahmatullah,

The new blog’s up and running alhamdolilah.

Subscribers, I was thinking whether it’d be appropriate for me to email you guys the new web address. I haven’t come to a decision yet but I will soon. But then again I’m thinking if you are subscribers, you may already know I’m shifting and if you’re interested you’ll reply to the previous post. I guess I’ll stick with that.

I have started posting on the new blog by the way. Feels very refreshing. Alhamdolilah.

See you all there inshaa’Allah!

-UmmS.

UmmS. …is moving inshaa’Allah!

Posted in Scrutinizing Soliloquies on April 2, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

I’m so excited to start a new blog inshaa’Allah :)

It’s time to let go of this one because I think I’ve grown as a person and it no longer represents my current spiritual state.

When a traveller becomes too known in a town, it’s time for her to move to a new one. Get some fresh air without the positive and/or negative biases against her. And refresh her level of sincerity.

My lingering projects will be completed in a much better way on the newer blog inshaa’Allah.

Still interested in reading my posts? Leave a comment with a real email address. I’ll email the new web address a.s.a.p. Yes discretion will be applied. However, both genders are equally welcome. Those who know me at a personal level won’t be getting access to it because that’s my new preference.  I like to play it low so my sincere apologies! This is as far along I can take you and it was no doubt wonderful having you all. JazakummAllahu khayran kathira!  :)

Wasalamu alaykum warahmatullah,

-UmmS.

Addressing a Comment

Posted in Scrutinizing Soliloquies on March 30, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

Asalamoalaykum warahmatullah ‘Hopeless-Sinner’,

Umm Sulaym will no longer entertain any ‘help-me’ comments. Please consult your local Imam/Muslim psychologist if you’re that desperate. The thirsty one should go to the well. If you’re too embarrassed to visit your local Imam, then use online options such as Islam Q and A. Some local Masajid have online facilities for residents to ask questions by submitting them through an online form.

It is extremely unfair and I repeat extremely unfair if you expect to use my blog to get your answers and provide a fake email address via which I can’t even contact you. Especially unfair if you post irrelevant questions repetitively under posts which have no connection with your comment. When a facility is withdrawn, most likely it’s because it’s been abused.I’m not a ‘Wali’ or a person who has psychic powers who can guess where the problem lies just by a random comment. And did I not mention several times that I’m not an ‘Alima? Sadly, I’m not even a student of knowledge. You see now that you’re asking the wrong person? It’s like asking a 7-year old to help you solve a University-level Calculus question.

Whoever has issues with their spiritual life should start from their fundamental beliefs, i.e. Aqeedah. Check whether their belief  is correct. If it’s correct and free from Shirk (which is the greatest sin), then one would get peace from repentance. When I say that, most people want an easy way out. Let me tell you buddy, there’s no easy way out in our Deen. I’m not making the Deen harder by saying that but I’m just letting everyone know that knowledge is not acquired by listening to a few lectures.You must first learn from a teacher who :

  • is free from Bid’ah
  • is free from Sufism/extreme Salafism
  • is on the methodology of Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jama’h, has proper knowledge of Al Wala wal Bara  and is not an apologetic lunatic

(How do you figure all that out? By learning Aqeedah. Here’s where you can start!)

If you can ensure all that, THEN you study from them. I can’t stress this enough. People just accept any eloquent speaker here in the West as their teacher and blindly follow them. I’d like to remind people of these verses in which Allah SWT asks us to be aware of such individuals:

They have made their oaths a screen (for their hypocrisy). Thus they hinder (men) from the Path of Allâh. Verily, evil is what they used to do.  That is because they believed, then disbelieved, therefore their hearts are sealed, so they understand not. And when you look at them, their bodies please you; and when they speak, you listen to their words. They are as blocks of wood propped up. They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies, so beware of them. May Allâh curse them! How are they denying (or deviating from) the Right Path? [Surah Al Munafiqoon, 63:2-4].

Now I have no right to accuse anyone of hypocrisy and that’s not the intention of any God-fearing individual obviously. But I want people to be vigilant of regarding whom they’re taking their knowledge from.

Sufyan ath-Thawri (R) said: “Whoever studies with an innovator, Allah will not allow him to benefit from what he learned, and whoever shakes his hand has removed the bonds of Islam, one by one.”

 And Malik bin Anas(R)  said: “Knowledge is not to be taken from four types of people, and is to be taken from anyone else: the fool who is known for his foolishness, even if he narrates more than anyone; the liar who lies on the people, even if he doesn’t lie upon the Prophet (peace be upon him); an innovator who calls people to his innovation; a shaykh who is known for his virtue and worship if he doesn’t understand what he talks about.” [Source, pp. 54-55]

May Allah SWT guide us to the Path of those whom He’s Pleased with.Ameen.

And Allah SWT knows best.

Sh. Abu Eesa: Benefits of Pak.’s Cricket Defeat

Posted in Scrutinizing Soliloquies with tags , , on March 30, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

‘Folks, if we were to call upon Allah everyday like we have been over this cricket match I swear we’d never taste fear or sadness ever again.’ [Sh. Abu Eesa]

I care less about Cricket and I feel like sending hate mail to everyone who watched it religiously. Khayr, I have shortcomings of my own.And they may be slightly more in number and greater in burden. May Allah SWT forgive me! Ameen.

BUT, I like how Sh. Abu Eesa takes a positive (AND humorous as always) attitude towards it.

If you feel down about this whole thing, you can read his excuses right here.

May Allah SWT bless him. May Allah SWT bless Muslims who watched this match with thori si ‘aqal.Ameen.

Hours wasted. Won’t even get a chance for a single second to redeem those empty moments on Youm al Qiyamah. Esp. here in North America where this time could’ve been used for Qiyam al-Layl. Allahu Akbar what a tragedy! Pakistanis should be crying for the time lost rather than the loss in game. *sigh*

And Allah SWT knows best.

Fiqh of Salah

Posted in Scrutinizing Soliloquies on March 30, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

…up next for QNasr by the end of Spring inshaa’Allah!