Allahoumma ya Muqallib Al-Quloob, thabbit qalbi ‘alaa Deenik - O Allah, Turner of the hearts, make my heart firm upon Your Religion.
"Getting married isn’t going to solve our inabilities to wake up for Fajr or get up for qiyam. We need to develop our own selves without expecting marriage to somehow magically change our lives. Marriage can be a great tool of self-improvement and can help us change for the best, with Allah’s will. Marriage is amongst the greatest blessings that Allah (swt) can bestow on a person; and the creation of a family, and taking care of that family, is amongst the greatest acts of worship. But if we are not personally working on ourselves now, how can we expect that it will be easier with the additional baggage of another individual who is also imperfect? "
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Every year on the 15th of April, the football world comes together. The world game stops worldwide and remembers those who were lost on that day at Hillsborough in 1989. A day where 96 football fans followed their team to a match and never returned. Every year, on this day, rivalries are lost and all focus turns to remorse, in remembrance of the fans that never returned. In a day where football is so important, some things are more important than football.
So if you’re a player, family, a fan or anyone at all involved in this wonderful football club, remember the 96 who lost their lives at Hillsborough and most importantly remember, You’ll Never Walk Alone.
Oh yeah, maybe a lot of you now are thinking why such words are written above.
Like we all know, who would want to race with an injured horse, right? That’s gonna make you definitely lose.
Subhan’Allaah, it looks so simply but there are things that are laid infront of us that bear so much than it looks, deeper wisdom, deeper understanding and reflection.
Let me relate to you a story that truly breaks hardened hearts, if only reflected much, in sha Allaah.
 Ubaidullah Ibn ‘Umar Qawariri (May Allaah have Mercy on him) narrated:
" I never missed the evening congregational prayer (I’sha) until a guest came to my house on night and I stayed in his company and missed the evening prayer. So I went out looking for a masjid in the city of Basra where I can catch the prayer, but in vain. I found that people had already prayed, and masjids had been closed.
I returned home saying to myself the hadith of our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam saying:
"The prayer in congregation is twenty-seven (27) times superior to the prayer offered by a person alone."
So, I prayed the evening prayer twenty-seven times over and then went to sleep. In my sleep, I dreamt that I was with a group of people who were racing on horses. I was also racing with them on my horse but I was failing behind them. I kicked my horse to catch up with them but I could not.
One of them turned to me and said: "Do not urge your horse, for you will not be able to catch up with us."
I asked: "Why not?"
He replied: "We prayed the evening prayer in congregation but you prayed it alone."
I woke up, deeply grieved.
Subhan’Allaah! Subhan’Allaah reflect from this man! Look at his determination, and his grief upon missing one salaah.
Realize that you can never be successful in anything unless you have Allaah Azza Wa Jall, yes maybe here in dunya you can race among the richest people, the socialites, the elites of this world and yet your finish line will only at the doom of your death, chasing something that was never meant to be yours.
Yes, I say, do not race with an injured horse and I meant it being your salaah.
I’ve seen a lot of people talking about jihad, urging one another, but when it is time for athan he cannot even raise his hands up surrendering to Allaah in every utterance of Allahu’akbar!
You want to be among the front liners of the army that will emerge from the coming Khalifa, then be strict on your salaah, be consistent and firm with it. How can you stand to fight for Allaah Azza Wa jall when you can’t even stand against yourself?
Your real battle is right there, with your nafs, that’s the jihad you should really really be concerned of, once you are firm with it, then everything will go in its way, to be able to have a firm dedication you have to have a firm belief in your heart.
The Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum were pioneering models of salaah, it was their dedication for it, their worship to Allaah Azza Wa Jall that would bring them strength to fight in the battlefields, not the twitter fans, nor the tumblr followers it was their taqwa!
O men of this Ummah, you are our protectors, our mujahideen, our warriors, the flag bearers of the Kalimah! So be the likes of ‘Umar Ibn Al Khattab, Ali Ibn Abi Talib, Hamza Ibn Abdul Muttalib, the Khalid Ibn Al Walid, Salahuddin Al Ayyub, such were great men of this deen, they were great warriors but what mold them to be such great fighters for this deen was nothing else but their taqwa and love for Allaah Azza Wa Jall.
Know that these great men would go into the battlefield, strong as mountains, but crying like babies in their Salaah out of their fear and love for Him! They were consistent in their prayers!
The first step to become so strong as them is to work on your hearts, and what else can bring such comfort to it but salaah? Remember how our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam when Khadija Radiyallahu Anha passed away call out to Bilal Radiyallahu Anhu to call the athan, when he lost his sons, he would then call out to Bilal Radiyallahu Anhu to call the athan again, because he could only find ease and comfort within Salaah.
O men of this Ummah, raise your flags by perfecting your salaah first and foremost and see how Allaah Azza Wa Jall will clothe you with His protection and arm you with His strength and bestow upon you weapons that will only lead you and give you a one way ticket back to Him.
So BECOME THE MARTYRS OF THIS UMMAH, Soar high and be honored by Allaah Azza Wa Jall!
Men of this Ummah, you are protectors of the Ummah, your blood is our honor, rejoice for you fight for no one else but Allaah Azza Wa Jall, the King of all Kings!
Soon you will race with the enemies, so see to it you do not race with an injured horse!
Allahu’akbar! Allahu’akbar! Allahu’akbar!
And we pray that we become such establishers of salaah that whenever athan is called we get up immediately and leave our works to go and perform one of the best gifts that He has given us, salaah.
 Al Ka’baar, Ad-Dhahabi, p. 26-27
 Sahih Bukhari: Vol. 1, Book 11, Number 618
"Over thinking kills happiness, insecurities kill self-esteem and lies kills trust. "
"Always be kinder than you feel. "