...You are not lonely or alone! The One who created you is always with you. He has put us in this world to live and learn. Islam is about balance and moderation. We can spend each day after fajr in seclusion to do dhikr to get even closer to Allah - soul therapy - but no need to shun this world. Create a balance in your world, in your lives. How did our beloved Rasool Allah live his life? Exactly! You're not lonely or alone. Hold on tight to the rope of Allah...
We all do...
Then quit complaining!
Because the more you complain the more negative energy you create around yourself.
Sometimes we have to accept 'Qadr-Allah' and we have to be proactive in looking for an alternative solution.
Take any situation you're in - if it hasn't worked just accept its Qadr-Allah and focus on how to move forward.
Because if we allow ourselves to wallow in complaints then we'll never see the next opportunity.
After all we do ask Allah to bless us with good and keep bad away - then why complain?
Its ok to have a bit of a 'pitty-party' to let the emotions out, but don't allow yourself to drown in it - instead be ready to swim to new opportunities insha'Allah.
As some wise person once-upon-a-time said; 'When one door closes in life - another opens!'.
Be focused and alert so you see the next opportunity iA!
Sunday: Love It - Hate It!
What do you love and what do you hate?
“…But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.”
(Surah Al Baqarah 2:216)
...We want to achieve so much in life, yet when many people reach the end of their lives they have regrets - for not living their dreams.
Since each moment of ours is the only moment and could be our last moment - don't waste this moment and don't wait for illness to hit to make you realise what you missed out on.
Have a read of this article I got via email from; 'Qur'an For Busy People - The 5 Regrets' and Be Inspired to live your life without any regrets http://quranforbusypeople.com/2012/01/the-5-regrets/
Enjoy each moment of your life!
Thursday: The Path
"Let events flow in their predestined path,
And do not sleep except with a clear mind,
Between the period of the blinking of the eye and its opening, Allah changes things from one state to another.”
*Moral: Do not worry too much about events in your life. Do your best, have full faith and leave Allah to do the rest. For worry leads to confusion, anger and frustration. He who created you will make a way for you. In the end it'll all be ok iA!
Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah (RA) said: "Deeds without sincerity are like a traveller who carries in his water-jug dirt. The carrying of it burdens him and it brings no benefit."
So on this Friday and as the year ends let's all look back at what we have achieved, what we would like to achieve and let's make a promise to check our intentions and sincerity daily and ask Allah az wajal to but barakah and grant us tawfeeq in all that we do and to do all for His sake alone - ameen!
Tuesday: Need Help?
...Who do YOU call on when YOU need help??
Sure, fam, friends, teachers etc can help (and so can WBI iA!) - but where does our ultimate source of help come from???
This has inspired me - hope it inspires YOU too!
“Oh you who believe, if you help Allah, He will help you and make firm your feet”. (47:7)
..."He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things."
[65. Surah At-Talaaq :3]
Don't never feal as Allah is always near! :)
So call on Him today and see your life transformed and changed for the better iA!
Thursday: Live & Let Live!
Let others 'Live', we are all on a unique journey.
Yes the ultimate vision is Jannah al-Firdaus, but don't knit pick on peoples bad/negative habits.
We all have bad/negative habits which we need to work on iA.
Give them nasiha or even practical examples - and anyway change starts within each of us - if we be the best version of us upon the deen then iA that will be reflected and it will soften the hearts of others and it'll be easier to advice them and help them through.
Always remember - we've all been there and we were all guided.
Whomsoever Allah guides non can misguide!
So Live and let's others Live and stop putting them down - that will only take them further away from the deen and from Allah.
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