I will not stop calling anyone who says “لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله,” my brother or my sister in Islam, whether they call themselves Sunni, Shia, Salafi, Ismaili, or even if they refuse to call me their brother in Islam. Whether you agree or disagree with me, whether you hate me or not,…
“And when those come to you who believe in Our verses, say, “Peace be upon you. Your Lord has decreed upon Himself mercy: that any of you who does wrong out of ignorance and then repents after that and corrects himself - indeed, He is Forgiving and Merciful.”—Surah An’am (via plutovision)
InshaAllah It Gets Better After This And I Feel Better After All This Is Over But Alhamdulillah For Everything I Have. You Only Know Whats Better For Me. InshaAllah Keep Me On The Straight Path Till The End Of My Time.
It honestly makes me so happy when I see all the Muslim reverts on Tumblr and everywhere Mashallah! Islam is just constantly expanding and its just amazing that so many people are finding Islam and realizing that what they think Islam is, is just not true. I pray that Allah continues to guide us all. Salam :)
When people ask me if I’m a Shiite, Sunni, or Sufi…
I tell them I’m a Muslim. I follow the Quran, and what the Prophet Muhammad SalAllahualeyhiwaSALAM said along with what his closest friends had prescribed under his discretion. I classify my religion as only Islam. N e v e r ask me to choose between any branch of Islam. I know none.
Today, while out with my family at the Ashby Flea Market in Berkeley California, I ran into a man who changed the entire course of my life 15 years ago. And he did it with a smile and one simple question. I have no doubt in my mind that had I not met this man on that cold day in February, that…
Each day we learn something good or some new deed. If we share this with others, we will get the same reward. The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) said: “Whoever guides another to a good deed will get a reward similar to the one who performs it.” Saheeh Muslim Also, “By Allah, if Allah were to guide one man through you it would be better for you than the best type of camels.” al-Bukhaaree, Muslim
“I do not believe that the hair in itself is that important; this is not about protection from men’s lusts. It is me telling the world that my femininity is not available for public consumption. I am taking control of it, and I don’t want to be part of a system that reduces and demeans women. Behind this exterior I am a person – and it is this person for which I want to be known.”—Nadiya Takolia in The Guardian. on the Hijab, and why it is a political and feminist for her. (via boringalien)
“Whenever you are sad, feel oppressed, wronged, stressed, or hurt, remember that this is an opportunity. Yes, opportunity. It is an opportunity to return to Allah. It is an opportunity to gain Allah’s love and rise in status in His sight. It is a great time to direct this emotion and energy in the right place by performing, inside and out, the deeds that Allah loves best. Go cry to Allah in sujood (prostration) for help. Perfect your five prayers and increase your extra prayers. Moist your tongue with dhikr (remembrance of Allah). Go start reading the Qur’an and making dua’. It is a great moment to fix the shortcomings. Imagine how pleased Allah will be to see that you truly understand that Allah is the Only One with the solution. How pleased Allah will be with you to see that at such a stressful time, you turn to Only Him instead of committing sins for temporary relief. Remember what Allah states in the Qur’an: “… hold fast to Allaah [i.e. have confidence in Allaah, and depend upon Him in all your affairs]. He is your Mawla (Patron, Lord), what an Excellent Mawla (Patron, Lord) and what an Excellent Helper!” [al-Hajj 22:78]”—The Ideal Muslimah (Facebook page)
“This world is like an ocean in which many a creation had drowned. Make, therefore, the fear of Allah your boat in this ocean; your faith the main hull of the boat; reliance on Allah as its sails; reason as its rower; knowledge as its captain; and patience as its anchor.”—Ali Ibn Abu Talib (via islam2011)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Near the establishment of the Hour there will be days during which Religious ignorance will spread, knowledge will be taken away (vanish) and there will be much Al-Harj, and Al-Harj means killing.”
“O Lord, grant me your love, grant me that I love those who love you; grant me, that I might do the deeds that win your love. Make your love dearer to me than the love of myself, my family and wealth.”—The Prophet Muhammad (Hadith At-Tirmidhi)
Narrated Abu Huraira (raa): I heard Allah’s Messenger (saw) saying: There were two fraternal persons among the Children of Israel. One of them was engrossed in committing sins while the other was devoted to worship. The devotee…
For all those Muslimahs bearing the scorching heat this summer in full hijab, I pray that God blesses you immensely and continues to elevate your status in His eyes. And for those Muslimahs who are very close to wearing it this summer, I pray that Allah blesses you immensely and provides you with…
I know a man who lost his parents but refused to be called an orphan. He was man enough to love a strong woman years older than him, worked for her and made her stronger, opened his heart to her, shared his fears to no one but her.
He was romantic and was faithful to her till her last breath. Cleaned after himself and sewed his own clothes. He was good looking, courageous and fearless. He never judged anyone on their pasts or looks, and was moderate, open minded and tolerant.
His neighbor was Jewish and his cousin-in-law was a Christian priest. Beaten and exiled when he was helpless, he was merciful when he became stronger. Intelligent, wise and a hard worker, he built a long lasting nation out of nothing in the last 20 years of his life. He had no parents, but loved his daughters and grandchildren.
His last will was “Be good to women”.
This man was a mercy for all mankind, this is my Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam (may God’s peace and blessings be upon him)
“Having a relationship with Allah is more than just spending a few minutes in the morning or evening in making dua, and then going out into the world and doing whatever one pleases. That would make the relationship a fraud. True religion is a person’s heeding his Lord in every situation, his keeping his activities within the bounds of what the Lord has commanded and prohibited, acknowledging his human frailties, and seeking the help of the Lord whenever he is beset with difficulties.”