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April 2016

There is absolutely nothing more amazing than the fact that we can ask God for His guidance and get an answer on everything. Salat Al-Istikhara, that’s what this prayer is for, asking God for His help in picking what to do next and/or what is best to do. Before doing anything I like to take the time to pray Istikhara every day and night until I get a clear vision on what God believes is best for me. I’ve done it plenty of times, I never get a ‘dream’ or anything but instead I see things going smoothly or difficult. If it’s difficult I know God is telling me to leave that aside and move on because it’s not meant for me or it’s probably bad for me; but if things are moving smoothly I take it as God telling me this is meant for me and it’s what’s best for me.

The Duaa that is read in Salat Al-Istikhara is beautiful because the Duaa doesn’t ask God to make it work but rather asks God to ease what’s best for you and if it’s not what’s best for you to make it difficult and remove it from your life and help you deal with it. SubhanAllah.

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Translation: “O Allah! I seek goodness from Your Knowledge and with Your Power (and Might) I seek strength, and I ask from You Your Great Blessings, because You have the Power and I do not have the power. You Know everything and I do not know, and You have knowledge of the unseen. Oh Allah! If in Your Knowledge this action (which I intend to do) is better for my religion and faith, for my life and end [death], for here [in this world] and the hereafter then make it destined for me and make it easy for me and then add blessings [baraka’] in it, for me. O Allah! In Your Knowledge if this action is bad for me, bad for my religion and faith, for my life and end [death], for here [in this world] and the hereafter then turn it away from me and turn me away from it and whatever is better for me, ordain [destine] that for me and then make me satisfied with it.”

If you truly [want to] change for the sake of Allah, not only will He make things easier for you but He will reward you with everything you’ve ever wanted. He will not let you down. So have faith in Him and His greatness and do things for His sake; and His sake only.

Happiness to me is…

…when I see the smile on my mamas face when I tell her I’m doing well. Happiness is when I hear the joy in my babas voice when I tell him I miss him dearly. Happiness is when I feel the longing in that big bear hug I receive from my sister after a long times distance. Happiness is when a week together with my brother is so dang precious. Happiness is when I’m helping my brother fix his car instead of going out but having a blast doing so. Happiness is when I have the man I love beside me and it’s more than enough. Finally, happiness is when I’m content, and I’ve pleased my lord. AlhamdurAllah Rab Al-Alameen. 

Suicide

 

I was so happy to see this video; especially coming from well known figures that we all enjoy listening to.

Suicide is a fact, yes even in the Muslim community. Everyone has a breaking point; I’m sure many have experienced suicidal thoughts, many have attempted, and many have unfortunately succeeded [Allah yer7amhom]. It’s such a scary place to be in, imagine that you’ve reached the point in your life where you just don’t care? Where your life means absolutely nothing to you? Where your it’s just not worth living? Where you see no way out but this? That’s a terrifying place to be in. Suicide is no joke, nor should it ever be treated as such. It should be taken seriously and should be treated.

Please, anyone who is suffering from suicidal thoughts, do me a favor and go see a professional. Please.

I think a lot about this sentence, It’s important to make sure your happiness doesn’t rely on anyone. Because if it does…then you’ll never [truly] be happy. 

Support

Support is like a pain killer. It’s that bright light that helps me through this dark tunnel of uncertainty and hardship. Support to me means I can do it, I have potential, and someone out there believes in me. Without support I feel alone, abandoned, and sometimes not good enough. Sometimes I need support more than anything in this world; be it to fulfil my dream of becoming a writer or getting up in the morning…which is why I try my best to only surround myself with those who care enough to support me and weed out those who put me down. I try my best to make sure those in my life are those who only help me become better by supporting me though It all. Through the good and the bad, those who want to see me succeed in this life and the next. And because I desire support from those around me I always try to be that supportive person in someone else’s life. I try to be there through the hard times and be as supportive as can be, as well as show you my support when trying to reach your ultimate goal.  

God gave and continues to give us a lot. We need to remember that everything we have in this life is from Him and that He gave us everything for a reason. He might have given us all these things in our life to help others as well as to live. We need to remember that whatever we have in this dunya [life] is not only ours and that we need to give those in need. Remember what God said?

‎وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ ۖ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ

And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.’ ”

[14:7] 

In order to receive more from Him you need to give. You’ll not only receive good in this dunya [life] but you’ll also receive good in the akhira [hereafter], which is what really counts.  

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