Saturday, 7 December 2013

The realm of souls

Prophet (pbuh) said: “Souls are like crowds which gather together. The ones who met before get along well. The ones who did not meet before, cannot get along very well and separate.” (Bukhari, Anbiya, 2; Muslim, Birr, 159; Abu Dawud, Adab, 19).

Ever get that moment where when you meet someone for the first time, and you suddenly just click? As if you knew or met each other before? This hadith clearly states that before we were born, our souls were already created. And we were able to talk and get along in a place, long before we were born. 

I found the hadith above quite some time ago and I find the idea of souls extremely interesting. We were something before Allah put us here. We were something before we came into this world, into these lives, and into these bodies. Then I did some research on the creation of the souls and found this piece of text:

"Did All Souls Prostrate Allah?
It's reported that, in the realm of souls some of the souls prostrated Allah while some didn't. Is it true? Were souls subjected to a test before coming into this world and some became rebellious while the others were obedient.

In the realm of souls, all souls prostrated Allah (swt). The rumours reporting the opposite are not authentic. This event took place in the realm of souls is not a test; it is a promise taken from humanbeings by Allah. Man has been sent to this world in order to be tested. Those who fail their tests are the ones who break their promises."

From ALLAH we come, and to ALLAH we shall return.

Source of Hadith
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Friday, 8 November 2013

Patience is a virtue

Sometimes when you do something for Allah's sake, you are tested with what seems like more than you can handle. Remember that Allah will never give you more than you can handle, and the challenges you are put through and how you act upon them, define who you are and will shape you into who you will become.

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

I've found that praying always helps, and try to remember that whenever you feel like something is taking too long, maybe you're not being patient enough. Patience can be a virtue.

It's hard but try to look at the positive side of things. Be thankful for what you still have because complaining, shows ingratitude towards Allah; The One Who has given you everything that you have, The Reason why you are still breathing , and The Reason why you will succeed.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

May Allah have mercy on us all
May Allah see our efforts
May Allah give us strength
May Allah give us patience
May Allah give us knowledge
May Allah guide us and keep us on the right path



Allah does not only test us with hardships but also with ease and blessings. When life beats us to the ground, we are in the perfect position to kneel down and pray, but what about when we're feeling like we're floating on top of the world? It's easy to lose sight of everything else around you and what's really important. I'm drowning in an emotion that I've never felt before and I grown too attached. I am losing control of the situation, as well as losing control of myself. I've never wanted something so badly in my life before, and it's making me impatient. So what should one do with impatience?

Trust in your Lord... for verily, after hardship comes ease, and He is the best of planners.

"Only those who are patient shall receive their reward in full, without reckoning [39:10]"

Friday, 12 July 2013

Tears can extinguish the fire of Hell

There is a hadith, in which the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, says:

"No one sheds tears but Allah will sae his body from the fire of Hell. If the tears trickle down a person's cheeks, his or her face will be saved from any degradation. If one out of a group of people cries, the whole group will be blessed by Allah. Only tears have unrestricted power. Verily, tears can extinguish the fire of Hell."

This shows us how wonderful it is to cry for Allah's sake. Tears are not something that we can fake. They are the result of true and deep emotions. The Prophet says that "the Hellfire is forbidden to touch the eyes of the one who sheds tears at the remembrance of Allah."

Meditate on the last part of the Hadith that I told you, on how "tears can extinguish the fire of Hell." This is how powerful your tears are!

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Thursday, 4 July 2013

What is the use of silent gratitude?

As I sit here and watch the sun rise over the horizon and shine through the empty spaces between the trees, at the same old spot that I always watch it - my bedroom window, I can't help but be reminded of Malaysia. I think I miss Malaysia, the land where, for me, there are no impossibilities, and I am as free as a bird. A place where I can enjoy the moment, and not think about anything other than deciding what food I should order at the restaurant. I miss the scenery, and how much it made me glorify our Lord. I miss the humidity. I miss spending quality time with my family there. But I love it here too. I love it so much. The freshness of the air, our beautiful garden, the convenience of everything. So, I guess, I'm thankful that I am able to appreciate both. I really do love my life, and it's time I started showing my appreciation... towards my surroundings and the people surrounding me. I am not thankful enough for them, and I can never be. Allah has given me too much and I am going to appreciate it before it's too late.

Monday, 1 July 2013

"Islam wants people's hearts to be at peace, put a stop to provocative thoughts and over active imaginations, so that people may live their lives in a decent and calm fashion, free from such thoughts an able to go about the tasks and duties for which they were created."

- The Ideal Muslimah