“Seek help through patient perseverance and prayer…..” [2:153]

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

I hope you are well.

Going through a decrease in imaan, for a believer, is a horrible experience, where you are left lost, depressed, without purpose and sad.

But there is hope.

Through your unhappiness at the state of your heart and your awareness of it, you are already in a better place than one who may deny the disease or imperfection which is within their heart.

Recently, I went through such an experience, learning a lot along the way.

I learned that:

– Allah(SWT) is TRULY the only One Who can grant you relief and no other being can do the same.

– it will not last forever, if you have a sincere intention within to want to change.
“Verily, with hardship comes ease.”
This quote, used often, shows the certainty of “a light at the end of the tunnel”. It also gives us all the ability to keep fighting through hardship, knowing for certain that it will be over and there is no argument about it.

– being insincere in your intentions only makes you stray further away from the path.

– everything bad that happens to you, apart from trials, are because of your own deeds.

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and last but not least,

the best way that I have found to check your heart is to take some time out by yourself and really analyse your heart, deeds, words and actions.

Everything in life is a test so let’s do our best by revising a lot then putting our knowledge to good use in the examination itself.

P.S. no-one is perfect so don’t be TOO angry at yourself when you slip slightly.

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JazakAllahu khairan.

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

A Modern Muslimah ❤

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ALHUMDULILLAH!!

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

I hope you are well.

Recently, I have realised just how lucky I am.
About a week and half ago, a man went missing from his parents’ home. In this, I realised just how lucky I am to have a hospitable environment to reside in, which allows me to not feel the urge to go from where I have been my entire life. ALHUMDULILLAH!
A few days later, I found out that a family member was seriously ill with lung problems. I realised just how lucky I am to have my complete health, mental and physical. ALHUMDULILLAH!
Just today, and upon many other occasions, I saw someone waking up from a sleeping bag, after having slept underneath a fly-over(a sort of bridge for cars to go upon). I realised just how lucky I am to have a home and a comfy bed to sleep upon. ALHUMDULILLAH!

The last situation urged me to really analyse and realize the HUGE number of blessings in my life, whether it be the money that I have in my pocket, the food that is readily available to me or the warm, comfy bed that I can sleep upon.

Allah(SWT) says

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When you truly reflect upon this verse (which you should be doing all the time, insha’Allah(SWT)!), we are being told that even though we have everything, we don’t realise, at times, that we have everything. We mourn over the blank space whilst not seeing the full basket next to it. This is a act of great disrespect to the Most Generous and the Most Gracious! We must be very wary of our attitude towards the things within our lives and say Alhumdulillah as much as we possibly can.(You get rewarded for it as well! Alhumdulillah! 😉 )

Other ways of thanking Allah(SWT) are to use the Blessings you have been given in Allah(SWT)’s Way/Cause, which will show that you know where those Blessings have come from. Also, using the Blessings given to help others, which falls into the same or similar category, can be a great way of earning goodness AND praising the Most High (SWT). Helpful acts, such as giving money to the poor, helping old people with their shopping and others, can do the job well!

Insha’Allah I hope that we all can be a lot more aware of our Blessed lives and be continually grateful for everything within. Ameen.

Also, please make a lot of dua for your brothers and sisters who have less than you, by a lot or a little.

JazakAllahu khairan.

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

A Modern Muslimah ❤

Shaping up for Ramadan!

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

I hope you are well.

The beautiful month of Ramadan is fast approaching, bringing about a lot of goodness and forgiveness for us all, insha’Allah(SWT).

Ramadan is a month which can change a person’s life completely, if used correctly. It grants every single one of us the ability to REALLY look within ourselves to see whether or not what is within us is good enough in front of Allah(SWT). Many times we “look” within ourselves and may think nothing is wrong.

If you think that, something is definitely wrong! Insha’Allah when you look within, you should really nit-pick at all of your deeds and analyse them thoroughly.

A small deed can be your passport to Jannah but it can also be your passport to Jahannam.

Many of us don’t take the time to do so, thus becoming blind to the disease at our cores(our hearts). Upon sitting down and reflecting properly, truly allowing your mind to focus on your heart, will you then, insha’Allah(SWT), be able to see where things are not as good as they could be.

I recently did just this, looking and analysing the way my heart changed over a period of time and thinking hard about what could be contributing to it. The results were where I didn’t think they would be: in the television. (I’m not saying that television is haraam. I’m saying that personally my imaan and my heart were affected negatively by it.)
The heart controls the body, as Abu Mussab Wajdi Akkari says in his beautiful lecture.
After listening to the lecture, I was inspired to write this post. Alhumdulillah!

The link is:

May Allah(SWT) grant us the ability to fully and completely prepare for Ramadan, mentally, physically and spiritually. Insha’Allah(SWT) ameen.

JazakAllahu khairan.

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

A Modern Muslimah