Overcoming our Greatest Fears

“Fear is the tool of a man-made devil. Self-confident faith in one’s self is both the man-made weapon which defeats this devil and the man-made tool which builds a triumphant life. And it is more than that. It is a link to the irresistible forces of the universe which stand behind a man who does…

Ramadan Gems: Day #13

al-Hasan al-Basri:“الدُّنْيَاثَلاثَةُأَيَّامٍ : أَمَاأَمْسِفَقَدْذَهَبَبِمَافِيهِ،أَمَاغَدٌفَلَعَلَّكَلاتُدْرِكُهُ،وَالْيَوْمُلَكَفَاعْمَلْفِيهِ” — “The world is 3 days: As for yesterday, it has vanished along with all that was in it. As for tomorrow, you may never see it. As for today, it is yours, so work on it.” It’s the 13th day of Ramadan. The 13th. It’s crazy because for some of us,…

Ramadan Gems: Day #12

  Just wanted to begin by saying: May Allah make us from amongst those who brighten up another person’s path with happiness, even when our own is clouded with darkness. I’ve decided to share an excerpt by Asmaa Hussain. Her writing is absolutley beautiful and she tells her story of what it was like raising…

Ramadan Gems: Day #11

    Before I start, I just want to say to whoever is reading this, I pray that Allah Azwajjal grants you love that is good for you. I pray that He distances you from a type of love that destroys you. May Allah cause your heart to not grieve for a love that is not meant for you. With…

Ramadan Gems: Day #10

“The Prophet (ص) would not sleep until he had expressed his affection to Fatima (س), rested his head on her chest, and prayed for her.” — Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq   Here are some dua’s for different emotion’s you may be feeling: Happy/Thanking Allah Azwajjal:  للهم إن شكرك نعمة، تستحق الشكر، فعلّمني كيف أشكرك ، الحمد لله…

Ramadan Gems: Day #9

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ “So remember Me; I will remember you.” [Surat al-Baqarah (2): 152]. Ibn ‘Abbaas said explaining this verse: اذكروني بطاعتي أذكركم بمغفرتي “Remember Me by obeying Me; I will remember you with My Forgiveness.” —  Source: Tafseer al-Baghawee 1/168 Less than three weeks left until Ramadan! Here are some mini pointers to keep in mind: 1. Continue preparing yourself mentally…

Ramadan Gems: Day #8

“اللهم ان رأيتني ابتعد عنك فردني اليك ردا جميلا ” —  Oh Allah, if you see me getting farther away from you, return me to You in a beautiful way.   Here’s a small little reminder that I hope will always benefit myself first and foremost, and of course all of you as well.  It is…

Ramadan Gems: Day #7

Ya Rabb. When I lose hope, help me to remember that Your love is greater than my disappointments, and Your plans for my life is better than my dreams. —  Unknown Whether you feel like your faith is a little low, or your emotions are taking a toll on you, here are 5 helpful dua’s for when…

Ramadan Gems: Day #6

Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said: «فأفضل الصائمين أكثرهم ذكراً لله عز وجل في صومهم.» – “The best of those who fast are those who remember Allaah Azza Wa Jal the most in their fast.” — Al-Waabil As-Sayyib, pg. 153    I’ve realized that a verse in the Quran will never really hit you until Allah Azwajjal puts…

Ramadan Gems: Day #5

“There are people who fast and get nothing from their fast except hunger, and there are those who pray and get nothing from their prayer but a sleepless night.” — Rasulullah ﷺ | Ibn Majah 1690 Today in particular was different from most days. As I was walking through the mall, I couldn’t help but take…