My friend, I did this, then that and you know all of it this and that.
By Allaah, stop revealing what Allaah Azza Wa Jall chosen to conceal for you.
Don’t just go out there and confess to people about your problems or your secrets especially your sins.
Know there are reasons why people do not know this, why people never thought about you like this, and that is what your call the concealment of Allaah Azza Wa Jall.
What does it make you feel after speaking about what happened to you or what you have done, does it bring such relief? Maybe, for a while.
Yes, for a while and I mean that as long as you and the person you’ve told it doesn’t went or doesn’t go into such argument or discussion that leads to some fight, because you know when things get rough, the best weapon that a person (who wants to bring you down) has is your secrets.
Why do you like confessing to these people? They are people, they aren’t perfect they can definitely think bad of you even if they say no I understand you or this and that, but in reality my dear, humans are made to be this “nosy” its hard for them to control their tongues, its a struggle.
Islam has a gift within it that you find in Salaah, its that direct communication to Allaah Azza Wa Jall, we aren’t given people to confess to so we can expiate some sins, this is one of the millions of beauty that Islam has.
When you confess my dear, confess to Allaah Azza Wa Jall, why?
Because Allaah Azza Wa Jall is the One who can bring peace in your heart, who can answer your questions, who can guide you from darkness to light, who can hear and see everything that you do, but still forgives and never gets tired of giving out His Mercy and Blessings Upon You.
When you repent to Him, he forgives. When you ask of Him, He gives and answers.
What else do you need? Would you rather be given 20 second relief than a lifetime of ease and peace in your heart?
People you confess to, they don’t really care, because in reality everyone has their own problems, yes they can give advice and tell you this and that, Yeah, I’ve been there and all…
but just observe, just reflect that at the end of the day, where do you find yourself, who do you call out? Isn’t it Allaah Azza Wa Jall? Isn’t it the same scene every night, in your bed, you’re calling out, O Allaah… O Allaah… O Allaah….
Allaah Azza Wa Jall is the Only One who can really Help you, so why seek help from others when you Have Him to Help you? isn’t Allaah Azza Wa Jall sufficient enough for you that you let all these people talk about you behind your back?
I love you for the sake of Allaah Azza Wa Jall, so I ask of you before you would want to confess to anyone, why not consider confessing it first to the One Who Hears and Sees and Know everything?
and we pray that Allaah Azza Wa Jall gives us the heart that is so mindful of Him that at the time we wake up it is His Name that we Call and at the time when we sleep it is still His Name that we Call upon.
TWO-BROWNGIRLS : TWO-FAITHS
While both of us were studying at University, we came across this post by Dora Dalila,which inspired us to think about how our own friendship stretches across two faiths.
Centuries of tension have existed between Muslims and Sikhs; whether we look at Mughal history, 20th Century partition or even modern day media headlines, there seems to be a constant fuel added to the fire between both of our religious communities.
Throughout University we both started to look deeper into our own faiths and had endless discussions with each other about God, religion etc. Through this dialogue we learnt how our faiths are clearly unique but also how they share numerous similarities too.
We don’t agree on everything, but our mutual respect for each other’s opinion proves the possibility of sharing a strong bond with someone who holds different beliefs. It also taught us the importance of a fresh perspective on what religion and spirituality really is.
Remember: We are not undermining or dismissing the shared history of bloodshed between Sikhs and Muslims. But its important we do not let this history prevent a healthy dialogue between both of our communities. This will allow us to tackle existing issues much better than if we are constantly working against each-other, fuelling hatred and racism.
We hope you enjoy this little photo-set that shows that we may do things differently, but ultimately we’re the same.
- A&S x
He creates you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation, within three darknesses. That is Allah , your Lord; to Him belongs dominion. There is no deity except Him, so how are you turned away? (Qur’an 39:6)
1. Take time to ponder the questions “What really matters in life; what do I want to have achieved when I look back over my life?”
2. Make time for solitude and silence. Filling every minute makes it hard to listen to our intuition, or that inner guiding voice.
3. Seek out people who inspire you…
1. Your time is the best gift you can give. – In your relationships with others, nothing you can give is more appreciated than your sincere, focused attention. So don’t listen with an agenda or the intent to reply. Hear what is being said with the intent to truly understand.
2. You have the…
Excerpt of The Prophet’s (peace be upon him) last sermon:
"O People! it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under Allah’s trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers."
Friends, may we always remember to treat our mothers, wives and sisters with utmost love and kindness as how our Beloved Prophet has reminded us to.
Subhan’Allah, so well put by Ali Ibn Abi Talib (May Allah be pleased with him).
How long will the person be happy with his worldly home?
Knowing that his ultimate home is the grave.
- Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali
Why wear a happy mask over your real sad face?
Why? Had the triple D past? Deep, dirty and dark.
Well listen to me, we all had.
You’re not alone, there are other people who does and had too.
But you see these things were meant to come unto us for reasons we are bound to discover, maybe at this moment, you are yet to find it or maybe at this moment you cannot see it because you choose to be covered by your past, neither of the two, you need to let it go.
Our emotional breakdown and society failure are things that tend to dig up such a big hole in our hearts which becomes such a barrier for us to jump and step to another start, so don’t let it. Do not let the things that people think and talk about you become a pulling force for you to breakdown.
People are sinful, all of us are sinful.
No one can be ever deny this but the beauty of struggle is that after hardship, you stand up, repent, regret and then what? MOVE ON. Make a goal that is so ultimate that once you get it, you know in your heart you have earned the greatest victory, and what other goal can be better than Jannah?
My dear brother and sister in Islam, let the past be in the past, make a new beginning, start with prayer, By Allaah Azza Wa Jall, when you start to have that connection with your Lord, wallahi, everything comes to its rightful places, there is such peace in your heart that everything seems just wonderful and your heart becomes so soft that with the mentioning of His Name not only does your heart become touched but your eyes begin to tear with the love you have for Him.
And never for a second doubt that Allaah Azza Wa Jall doesn’t forgive those who repent sincerely unto Him, there are so many verses in the Qur’aan that confirms this.
Your past is a part of your timeline here in the dunya, everything was written before you were born, all these obstacles has been present and as times goes by you walk unto these obstacles and therein you will discover the strength that inevitable strength that you’ve been given since you were born, you heart. Wallahi, it’s the strongest because it has Allaah Azza Wa Jall.
So my brother and sister, recognize that Allaah Azza Wa Jall made this an abode of Him in you! So recognize! Know that you have him, with every beat of your heart, you have Him. Subhan’Allaah.
Yes, do not grieve because you have this and that, but be grateful because Allaah Azza Wa Jall never gets tired of giving and forgiving, be grateful for with these struggles you found Him, be grateful for you were strong enough that you are able to be where you are standing now. Allaah Azza Wa Jall loves you more than you can ever love Him.
Do not grieve about your past rather learn from them, learn from every mistake, from every action that led you astray, learn how to conceal what has to be concealed, know how to struggle what is ought for you to struggle and then face every endeavor that you need to keeping in mind that you have the greatest One with you, Allaah Azza Wa Jall and no problem nor anything can defeat the Al Ala, The Most High!
Let your past be a reminder of the darkness you were in before Allaah Azza Wa Jall has brought you into the light of Guidance. Let it be a reminder for you to strive harder, let it be a reminder for you to question yourself every now and then, will you go back into such darkness when Allaah Azza Wa Jall has given you a torch so bright it affects others’ hearts?
It is true that after every storm there is a rainbow, but then also there is the rise of a beautiful sun. Let his very words of Umar Ibn Al Khattab Radiyallahu Anhu, one of the greatest Amir ul Mumineen of Islaam, one of greatest Muslim that ever walked upon this dunya, be a reminder for you.
If anything, then maybe the effect will be different, if you go and imagine Umar himself, saying it to you.
AND TO THOSE WHO MOCK THE SINS OR TRY TO BRING UP THE PAST OF SOMEONE, let the words of Ibn Al Qayyim enter your hearts as he said;
 "Whoever mocks his brother for a sin they repented from will not die til he himself falls into the same sin.”
And may we all learn from our past mistakes and become better individuals who tries everyday to be closer to Him through working on our ibadaah and may He also shed upon us the Light of His Guidance and Protection.
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