Her frail legs carrying my growing load,
Facing hardships, yet such care she showed,
Despite being delicate and petite,
Always active and up on her feet.
Who can love me as my precious mother?
No one would, none other.
Indulgent hands work for hours on end,
On her gallant soul I can always depend.
Her eyes well up seeing me in pain,
My loss is her loss, my gain her gain.
Who can love me as my precious mother?
No one would, none other. Continue reading No one Would, None Other Except
Stress and depression have been proven to be the main reasons for the occurrence of many psychological problems.
We tend to ignore our psychological needs until they turn into life threatening ailments. If not addressed promptly and properly, a seemingly minor matter related to stress or depression can become traumatic for any individual.
So what can be the core reason for something so dangerous? Allah(subhanahu wa ta’ala) explains the reason to us by saying:
“And whoever turns away from My remembrance – indeed, he will have a depressed life...” (20:124)
Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) has created us with a combination of body and soul, so in other words, we are a blend of the physiological and psychological and He has provided rizq (provision) for both.
Continue reading Finding Time For Dhikr
There always will be something related to the divine commandments that our intellect will not be able to completely justify for us. This is where submission is meant to take over from logic. We need to understand that our mere brains cannot grasp the wisdom behind all the commands. We need to grasp that our intellect cannot possibly grasp that which is beyond its reach. Can one expect a three year old to understand the laws of physics?
Similarly, our perception is subjugated to what it’s allowed to perceive, by its Creator. So, if you find yourself challenging a clear order from Allah, or justifying it with invalid reasoning because you fear that you won’t be able to find a tangible reason behind following His commands, then understand that submission should never be dependent on the power of reasoning. If you find yourself questioning your iman or your ‘amal then let your intuition answer it.
If he really loves you he will never put your respect, your dignity, your character, and most importantly your eternal life at stake under any circumstances.
If he really loves you it will show in his mannerisms and his character. If he really values you, he will proudly take the responsibility of giving you love, care, respect and protection by being deserving enough to marry you. If he deems that his love for you is true he will strive to please His Rabb so that He blesses him with you as his wife not only in dunia but also in the life to come so that both of you may live happily ever after.
Think, reflect and ponder. Allah has made many U-turns on this road. It still isn’t too late.
If your insecurity and the fear of losing your beloved is compelling you to indulge in haram with him or her then such a relationship is not worth yearning for.
How can a relationship based on the foundation of insecurity have a strong and secure future?
Not a day goes by,
Without the need to console,
You send a sign, admonition or reminder,
To reassure and inspire my restless soul,
Please never leave me at the Mercy of myself,
Even for a blink of an eye.
Adorned in wrappings,
Decorating the room,
Covered in dust,
A picture of gloom.
Filled with treasures,
Priceless yet free,
Allah has sent this key.
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We come across some special people in life that teach us the real meaning and true value of life. Their quiet endeavour to seek positivity from the negative is what makes them what they are; the silent warriors who make this life worth living not only for themselves but also for those around them!
A major pitfall to avoid is submission to Allah only on one’s whims. Who do we turn to when we are in trouble? At such times, we become acutely aware of our insignificance and the greatness of our Rabb (the Sustainer). We turn our faces humbly to Him alone and pledge our obedience but as soon as He blesses us with ease, we forget all our promises.
Like He says in Surah Fussilat, verse 51,
‘And when We show favour to man, he turns away and becomes arrogant; but when evil touches him, then he has recourse to long supplications.’
So what’s the Cure?
The cure is to establish a strong bond with Allah that holds in both good times and bad and to willingly strive in His path by establishing a strong bond that never breaks.