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O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah , witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.

Surah Maidah 5:8

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“O (thou) soul, in (complete) rest and satisfaction! (27) “Come back thou to thy Lord well pleased (thyself), and well-pleasing unto Him! (28) “Enter thou, then among my Devotees! (29) “Yea, enter thou my Heaven”! (30)

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Ya Allahhh!

Ya Allah, You say:
“And remember God within yourself, imploringly, fearfully, without raising your voice, mornings and evenings, and be not one of the forgetful.”

“And don’t be forgetful”: which is exactly what I am. I start my du’as morning and evening and I forget to finish the rest. I put reminders of You around me and I forget to notice them. I put reminders around me to check my heart, yet I pay no heed to them. Ya Allahhh guide me to You and make me steadfast in Your direction.

Ya Allah, forgive me for the sins in my heart.

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 The Quran says, “And this life of the world is nothing but a sport and a play; and as for the next abode, that most surely is the life- did they but know!” [29.64]
This life is a deception! May Allah allow me to think of Him constantly and have that connection with Him as I live this life of consumerism and competition!  May He help me detach myself… I need a pure heart. I’m sick. Allah, cure me.

Behind me

I’m sick and tired of you… the way thoughts of you occupy my mind because you’re so annoying and jealous and argumentative and attention-seeking. I’ve decided to put you behind me (even though you’re constantly around, irritating me)… but I will try, nonetheless, to put your idiocy behind me and just live my life without wasting my brain’s energy on thoughts of you.

Moving on, I realized I need to be more focused on myself and my goals… the reason why trivial things were bothering me is because I have a lot of time to think–about useless nonesense. I have to make myself think about my internal state and the dynamics of the diseases in my heart and fix those, rather than fix other idiots and their arrogance. May Allah make me humble without the humiliation.

I’m seeking that true nafs mutumainah. May Allah grant it to me and make me sincere.

We Buried a Man Today: a Reflection on Death

Source: http://www.suhaibwebb.com/personaldvlpt/purification-heart/we-buried-a-man-today-a-reflection-on-death/

We Buried a Man Today: a Reflection on Death

Yasmin Mogahed | April 12, 2011 5:00 am
I wrote this in the car on my way back home from the burial of a righteous soul. May Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (swt) have mercy on him and his family. Ameen.


We buried a man today. And here I am now on my way home in the caravan of the living. For now.

For now, you and I are in the caravan of the living. But not because we’re headed for a separate land. Not because they’re going and we are not. Only because our caravan lagged behind. Right now we’re driving back to our homes, our beds, our TVs, our stereos, our jobs, our exams, our friends, our Facebook, and Gchat. Right now we’re driving back to our distractions, our idols, our deceptive illusions. But that’s just it. I’m not driving back to my home, my bed, my TV and my stereo. I’m not returning to my job, my exams, my friends, my Facebook and Gchat. I’m not on my way back to my distractions, illusions and idols. I’m driving back to where I began. I’m driving now to the very same place he went to. I’m on my way to the same place. I just don’t know how long my drive will take.

I’m driving back to where I began: with God. Because God is Al-Awal (the Beginning) and God is Al-Akhir (the End).

My body is taking me there, but it’s only a vehicle. When I get there, it will stay behind. As he did today. My body came from the ground and it will go back to the ground, as it came. It was only a shell, a container for my soul. A companion for a while. But I’ll leave it here when I arrive. Arrive—not depart. Because that’s my home. Not this. That’s why when Allah (swt) is calling the back the righteous soul, He says, ‘irjiee’: return (Qur’an, 89:28).

The beautiful, noble soul that we buried didn’t depart from life today. He just entered a higher—and God willing—better level of it. He only arrived home. But the body is made of the material world and so he had to leave it here. The body is of the lower world. The world where we need to eat and sleep and bleed and cry. And die. But the soul is of the higher world. The soul has only one need: to be with God.

And so while the body cries and bleeds and feels pain from the material world, the soul is untouched by these things. There is only one thing that can cut or stab or hurt the soul. There is only one thing that can kill it: depriving it of its only need: to be close to its Originator. To be near God. And so we should not weep for the arriving soul—It isn’t dead. We should weep instead for the one whose body is alive, but whose soul is dead because of its alienation from that which gives it life: God.

And so the believing soul races home, even while in this life.

O Lord, make my soul a sanctuary, a fortress within. That no one and nothing can disturb. A place of calm, silence, serenity, untouched by the outside world. The soul that Allah (swt) calls al-nafs al mutmaina (the reassured soul) (Qur’an 89:27). The soul that Allah (swt) calls back saying:





“(To the righteous soul will be said:) ‘O (thou) soul, in (complete) rest and satisfaction! Come back thou to thy Lord – well pleased (thyself), and well-pleasing unto Him! Enter thou, then, among My devotees! Yea, enter thou My Heaven!’” (Qur’an, 89:27-30)


You’re so annoyingly jealous of me. Everything is a contest to you but why are you competing against me? Who am I to compete with seriously? There should be no reason to envy me because the only thing you would need to envy about me is my happiness and I pray that Allah does not take that away from me.
If you still insist on being annoyingly jealous and competitive, do it with someone. Thanx.


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