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Reliance + Expecting Good from Allah SWT = Allah SWT’s Love

Posted in Vaccinations for Dunia on April 1, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

No calamity befalls, but by the Leave [i.e. Decision and Qadar (Divine Preordainments)] of Allâh, and whosoever believes in Allâh, He guides his heart [to the true Faith with certainty, i.e. what has befallen him was already written for him by Allâh from the Qadar (Divine Preordainments)], And Allâh is the All-Knower of everything. (11) Allâh! Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), And in Allâh (Alone), therefore, let the believers put their trust. (13) O you who believe! Verily, among your wives and your children are your enemies (who may stop you from the obedience of Allâh), therefore beware of them! But if you pardon (them) and overlook, and forgive (their faults), then verily, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (14) Your wealth and your children are only a trial, whereas Allâh! With Him is a great reward (Paradise). (15) So keep your duty to Allâh and fear Him as much as you can; listen and obey; and spend in charity, that is better for yourselves. And whosoever is saved from his own covetousness, then they are the successful ones. (16) [Surah At-Taghabun]

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  • Ibn al Qayyim (R) has said: “The more you have good expectations of your Lord and hope in Him, the more you will rely on and trust in Him. This is why some explained true reliance and trust to be having good expectations of Allah. In reality, having good expectations of Him leads to relying on and trusting in Him, as it is unthinkable that one can trust in someone that he has bad expectations of or no hope in, and Allah Knows best.” [Tahdhib Madarij as-Salikin’, pp. 240]

– He has also said, “The one who hopes in Allah should always be optimistic, cautious, and hopeful in Allah’s bounty, expecting the best from Him.” [Tahdhib Madarij as-Salikin’, pp. 300]

  • Sayyid Qutb (R) has said, ” The believing heart assumes the best of its Lord, and always expects the best from Him. It expects good from Him in times of ease and times of hardship, and it believes that Allah wants good for him in either situation. The secret of this is that his heart is connected to Allah, and the flow of good from Allah is never cut off. So, whenever the heart is connected to Him, it touches upon this fundamental reality and experiences it in a direct and sweet way.” [Fi Dhilal al-Qur’an’ (6/3219) ]

To me, having good hopes from Allah SWT is the quickest way to come out of any regret of past and worry of future. It works like a medicine to an unsettled heart. It’s like telling yourself that Allah SWT cannot desert you because you relied on Him in times of ease and difficulty. It’s like making yourself understand that Allah SWT has already taken care of things and all I have to do now as a slave is just be pleased with it. I may not know what, why and how things happened. That’s not my concern anyway. But I do know what I need to know and that is…there’s goodness for a believer in everything decreed for him. There’s goodness for me to be singled out for this test. Only a fool will not happily accept this because the reward is immense. If the reward is immense, is it not befitting the trial to be of an equal if not greater difficulty level?

 “Verily, Allah loves those who rely on Him.” [Ale `Imraan, 3:159]

And Allah SWT knows best.

I want you to envy me…

Posted in Muslimah PoweR, Precious Possessions, Vaccinations for Dunia on March 30, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

“You should not envy anybody except for two: a man to whom Allaah has given the Qur’aan, so he recites it night and day, so that another man says, ‘If I were given what he has been given I would so the same as he does’; and a man to whom Allaah has given wealth, so he spends it appropriately, and another man says, ‘If I were given what he has been given I would so the same as he does’.” [Reported by al-Bukhaari, 6974]

Four things that most people believe in but their actions belie.

Posted in Vaccinations for Dunia on March 30, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

Four things that most people believe in but their actions belie..

Want to soften your heart?

Posted in Vaccinations for Dunia with tags , , , , , , , on March 29, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

Diseases of Heart in the Context of Modernism, ‘Twistism’, ‘Messed-upism’

Posted in Vaccinations for Dunia with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

…words of wisdom! Mashaa’Allah.  :)

I think this Shaykh is truly a true man. May Allah SWT preserve him and his family.Ameen.

Masajid are empty during Fajr…and ‘they’ have these huge ideas for Dawah projects.

Disgusts me…I don’t know but brothers are just delusioned.

Help yourself first and then help others!

The Ummah should stop wasting their energy on justifying matters. Quran and Sunnah are preserved for those very reasons. Instead the people should change their focus to the dead hearts. If I could during Fajr, I would knock on the door of every house in which there are men to get them out to pray in Masjid. SubhanAllah! Victory will only be achieved if we guard our Salawaat…it’s not going to be achieved by having aimless press conferences ridiculing fellow brothers. Or conducting Dawah initiatives in which the Muslim boys gawk at the Muslim girls with no proper adherence of Islamic law. Abhi bachay hai’n. The cookies they are. Somehow as soon as they step in the Masjid, almost automatically they become Mahrams and so the miskeen curtain is raised.

And how is it a free world when the whole cmmunity of over 1000 people is burdened by the mistake of one Muslim? How ridiculous!

I need to start from myself first of course. Take some real action. One of which could be to throw eggs and tomatoes at such Muslim men. I don’t care if I’m called a crazy lady. That’d probably force me to wear Niqab. There’s goodness for a believer in everything.

My anger’s only for the Sake of Allah SWT. May Allah SWT forgive me and all of us.Ameen.

And Allah SWT knows best.

Don’t ‘Freeze’ Khayr-Activities during Calamities

Posted in Vaccinations for Dunia with tags , , , , , on March 18, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

Ibn Abid-Duniay also reported that ‘Umar ibn Bakr said:

“And old Qurayshite man once said: ‘When al-Hasan ibn al-Husayn , the father of ‘Ubaydullah Ibn al-Hasan died, his son ‘Ubaydullah, was the commander and judge of al-Basrah. Many people came to console him. They argued about what reveals man’s impatience , and concluded that it is considered to be a token of impatience that man interrupts anything he used to do (before calamity).”

[‘The Way to Patience and Gratitude’, by Imam ibn Al Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah(R), pp.144]

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This then probably includes:

-not giving up on Nawafil acts of ‘Ibadah during a calamity if that’s what you engaged in prior to  the calamity

-continuing to pray with Khushoo’ and doing Faraidh in the manner ordained

-not giving up being polite and gentle to people when it’s a difficult/tensed situation

-continuing good deeds such as spending of one’s time and money for the Sake of Allah SWT when both are tight due to increased no. of responsiblities and/or financial constraints

In short, continue the acts of goodness and let not calamity become a dead end to your road to Jannah. That’s some food for thought. Hmm. Just become ‘unstoppable’ because Shaytan’s going to make you lazy/sad/down/frustrated in every way. Something to monitor within myself.

And Allah SWT knows best.

Amazing Reminder of Tawbah, Istighfaar and Shukr

Posted in Vaccinations for Dunia with tags , , , , on March 11, 2011 by Ibby'sMom