Keep your eyes on the prize - the end goal and work towards it at each moment. Jannah is for those who work hard are steadfast and stay upon the straight path - even when other paths come along to confuse you. Work hard. That's the true key of success.
...If you stop - you drop - don't let them pop your dreams! Keep moving, keep proving to God that you'll try - it ain't a lie - dry those eyes from tears conquer your fears because God hears your call stay on the ball with your eyes on the prize - Jannah al-Firdaus - that's where we want to be right? Let's fight the demons within and become free men and women obedient to our Creator our Master - this life may move faster but it'll be over soon - til then shine like the moon - don't stop as you have one life one chance so don't drop!
...Easy come easy go! But success is so much sweeter when you've worked for it and worked hard for it! Ultimate success is Jannah al-Firdaus and what a sweet, sweet success! So, whose in? Whose ready to commit to working hard so we can achieve the sweet success of Jannah al-Firdaus? :D
...Sisters please become students of knowledge and consider becoming scholars and lecturers. We really need it - more so today - especially in societies where women are told what they should and should not do. If we look into our Islamic history we see that they sacrificed so much, balanced so much and achieved so much. Because they knew true knowledge seeking is also worshipping Allah. I know we females can also do that today. We need to. We should. We will always be daughters, wives, mothers - but we are also aunts, nieces, sisters. We should aim high and hope for the best insha'Allah ♥
...Breaks are good. We need breaks to re-energize and re-focus. I need them for sure! But let's remember that our true rest will be in Jannah al-Firdaus. So let's keep working hard because Jannah must be won insha'Allah! :)
...Everything happens for a reason. Whatever has happened in our lives so far has been a lesson. It is teaching us something. What that something is, we all need to discover for ourselves as we are all on a journey. This #Ramadan2012 allow yourself to go deeper into this journey - a journey which takes you deeper into your heart and soul. Therein lie all the answers. Be thankful and grateful to Allah for all the lessons. We all need to improve for the better - each day - little by little. Don't be afraid on this journey - it will lead you to your final abode - let it be Jannah al-Firdaus insha'Allah.
..."Seek knowledge, because seeking it for the sake of Allah is a worship. And knowing it makes you more God-fearing; and searching for it is jihaad, teaching it to those who do not know is charity, reviewing and learning it more is like tasbeeh. Through knowledge Allah will be known and worshipped."
[Ibn Taymiyyah Rahimahullaah]
Ever wondered why when you meet someone you either instantly 'click' or instantly 'run'?
...The Prophet (pbuh) said: "The souls are like armies gathered together, those who knew each other (in the other life), agree with each other (are inclined towards each other). Those who did not know each other, disagree."
That is the reason why when you meet people in this life you either click with them or run from them! How cool is that? Those who click in this world used to chill together in Jannah! :D
The Prophet (salAllaahu alayhi wa salam) said: “The signs of the hypocrite are three: when he speaks he lies, when he promises he breaks his promise and when he is entrusted he betrays the trust.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
Simple solutions: 1. Speak only good or remain silent. 2. Don't promise if you know (for whatever reason) you can't deliver and; 3. Don't take on a responsibility which you strongly feel you can't handle.
Sounds really simple, I know! But we humans like to complicate things for ourselves.
We think that the hadith mentions something 'light' and if we break a promise or lie then we can just tell the truth next time. But do we know if we will get a chance 'next time'?
Let's always speak the truth or remain silent. Let's always fulfil our promises and let's always take our responsibilities seriously iA!
What is great in sin?
"Arrogance, boasting and showing off are greater in sin than drinking alcohol." (Ibn Taymiyyah).
This doesn't mean we justify the drinking of alcohol but we need to remember that arrogance, boasting, showing off not only ruin our daily day-to-day life and leave our souls in a state of unhappiness but also ruin our hereafter.
Remember that Shaytaan was thrown out of Jannah because of arrogance - let's not allow arrogance to keep us out of Jannah!
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