الثلاثاء، 10 مارس 2015

سورة البينة’ by Alafasy

The Book of Menstruation


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LADIES! It's that time of year again...especially with the weather this week!


“Verily, man was created impatient, irritable when evil touches him and ungenerous when good touches him. Except for those devoted to prayer those who remain constant in their prayers…” (Quran 70:19-23)


It is with great sadness

Assalaamu Alaikum brothers & sisters...
It is with great sadness that we inform you that The Daily Reminder YouTube channel, which had over 240,000 subscribers has been terminated. How YouTube usually works is that it gives 3 strikes before terminating a channel if their terms and conditions are violated, in our case, we did NOT receive a single strike, and our channel was in good standing with 0 strikes. So it is a huge shock to us still as to why it was terminated.
We are currently in the process of using the 2 main ways possible to appeal the decision. Meanwhile, we want to know, worst-case scenario, if we are unable to bring the channel back, can every one of you pledge to help us promote a new channel we will have to create, so that we get at least half of the subscribers we had in the channel that we lost within 1 month, in sha Allah...
Please add us in your prayers,
Wassalaamu Alaikum.

f the balloons from the decorations"

f the balloons from the decorations"
They all grab one of the floating balloons -
"Now write your name on it with a marker from the table"
He said, "Now everyone put your balloon in the side room"
100 balloons all floating around the room -
"OK. Now go quickly! Find the balloon with your name on it"
100 people frantically running about the room -
All searching, pushing, shoving each other in chaos -
- 5 minutes go by, but no one found their own balloon.
"STOP" he ordered suddenly!
"Now everyone pick up a balloon close to you"
"Just give it to the person whose name is on it"
2 minutes later - Each One Had Their Own BALLOON!
"This is our problem in this life.." he began.
We're all frantically searching for our purpose, our peace of mind and peace of heart!
We want real peace! Even if we find it - How do we hold on to it?
{God has not created you all, except that you serve Him, alone without partners} Quran 51:56
Peace comes easy when we reflect on what God gives us every day and help others find their peace!
What is a better purpose for life, than to serve others?
{Verily, in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find rest} - Quran 13:28
Smile in the face of your brother, and see the smile return back.
"A smile in the face of your brother, is charity" - Muhammad (p)
Give to others what you love for yourself. They will love you and you will feel love.
"Your not a believer until you give to others what you love for yourself" - Prophet Muhammad (p)
Forget about "days" like:
Birthdays, party days, valentine days, Independence days, Easter days, Christmas days, Farmer's days, Graduation days, Me day, this day, that day . . .
. . STOP!
{Every soul shall taste death} Quran chapter 2
That's no party day, no festival, no celebration for you, is it?
Think you're safe? What about your family? Friends?
"O you who believe, guard yourselves and your family from a fire whose fuel is men and stones.." - Quran
Allah Guide us to a BETTER DAY - ameen.
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And don't say later, tomorrow may be too late.

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there’s Room for You and Me

With the Divine

There’s Room for You and Me: Al-Waasi`

https://stocksnap.io/photo/E77EB36FC4A few years ago, I took my little nephew to a public park for the first time. While we have a garden at home, it was his first time to see such vast open space. He almost immediately started running, in awe of the vastness and beauty, not even sure what to do with it. It was so big to him, and the possibilities were endless. He then came back and hugged me, saying, “Thank you, Aunty! Thank you!” My heart was warmed of course, but I was also amused at this kid’s first experience with open spaces.
But as I started reflecting, I realized that we are all my little nephew in relation to Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He). Most of us are not familiar with Allah’s vastness—that He named Himself al-Waasi` (the Vast)—and once we get a little taste of it, we are left in awe; humbled and grateful.
Al-Waasi` comes from the root w-s-` (و-س-ع), and it is the opposite of constriction and difficulty. It means to be vast, spacious without limit, and all-encompassing. Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an:
“And to Allah belongs the east and the west. So wherever you [might] turn, there is the Face of Allah. Indeed, Allah is all-Encompassing (waasi`) and Knowing.” (Qur’an, 2:115)
In the verse above we are told that wherever we turn, Allah (swt) is there. He is vast and cannot be contained in space. Al-Ghazali stated that “Al-Waasi` —the Vast—derives from expansiveness, and expansiveness is sometimes linked to knowledge, when it extends to and comprehends a multitude of objects; and at other times it is linked to charity and widespread blessings, extending as far as possible to whatever they descend upon”.
So what does this mean for you and me?
It means there is room for us. There is room for me and you. There is room for us, with all of our struggles and our mistakes and our faults: Allah is vast. No matter how broken we are. No matter where we have been. No matter how many times we have messed up. There is room for everyone. Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an:
“My punishment – I afflict with it whom I will, but My mercy encompasses (wasi`at) all things.” (Qur’an, 7:156)
The word used here for ‘encompasses’ is from the same root of Allah’s Name al-Waasi`. His mercy encompasses everything. Every. single. thing. Allah (swt) also says:
“Indeed, your Lord is vast (waasi’) in forgiveness.” (Qur’an, 53:32)
Do you feel so as though your sins are too heavy? Allah’s forgiveness is also all-encompassing. The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) said: “Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He, says, ‘O son of Adam, as long as you call on Me, I shall forgive you of what you have done, and think nothing of it. O son of Adam, even if your sins were to reach up to the clouds in the sky, and then you were to ask for My forgiveness, I would forgive you and think nothing of it. O son of Adam, even if you were to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth, and then you were to meet Me after death, not worshiping anything besides Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as the earth.’” [Tirmidhi]
Allah (swt) tells us in Surat at-Tawba:
“And [He also forgave] the three who were left behind [and regretted their error] to the point that the earth closed in on them in spite of its vastness and their souls confined them and they were certain that there is no refuge from Allah except in Him. Then He turned to them so they could repent. Indeed, Allah is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.” (Qur’an, 9:118)
The description in this verse is so apt. It speaks about the three companions who abandoned the Muslims in their time of need, how they regretted it and how they felt like the earth was closing in on them, and that their souls were confined. But what happened? There is no refuge from God except to Him. And Allah (swt) accepted them. That constriction that they felt was released. They could breathe. Allah’s vastness allows you to breathe.
Allah (swt) is all-encompassing when you ask Him. Sheikh Akram Nadwi once said (paraphrased): “If you were to ask me for a penny, how hard would it be for me to give it you? It would be like giving nothing. When you ask Allah (swt), what you are asking of Him is even less to Him than that one penny is to me.” So do not confine Allah to what you think He can give. Remember that He is limitless.
And there is another meaning here. Allah’s religion is vast. We all have things that are obligatory upon us—such prayer, fasting and good character—but beyond that, we have all been given different talents and passions. We are told of so many different ways to come to Allah (swt): smiling,1 helping others,2 being an honest business person,3 even simply having good intentions.4This religion is for you. You can contribute in your own way.
Once, Imam Malik was rebuked in a letter for wearing nice clothes. He was told that he should spend his time fasting during the day and praying during the night. Aside from the fact that wearing nice clothes does not preclude one from extra praying and fasting, Imam Malik responded in the most beautiful way. He wrote back to the person that Allah (swt) has apportioned acts of worship like He apportioned sustenance. And Allah may have put a deep love of voluntary fasting and prayers in the heart of the author of the letter, but Allah (swt) had also put love in Imam Malik’s heart for learning and teaching. And in all is good.
So connect to Allah (swt) with the obligatory, and then use what inspires you from the permissible to go deeper into that love. Just remember that He is vast, and so is His religion. He will accept you. In His mercy, there is enough space for you, with all of your mistakes. There is enough space for your talent. We all have things that are required of us, such as prayer. But Allah is all-encompassing and boundless, He accepts our own journey to Him. You do not have to be the scholar, but you can if you want. You can be the honored cleaner of the mosque. You can be the one in your family that always brings people together. You can be the person known for his or her integrity. You can be like Uways al-Qarni, who was “unknown to the people on earth, but well-known to those in the heavens” because of his sincerity. Those are all beautiful paths to God.
So what is your way to Allah (swt)?
Breathe. You are with Al-Waasi`. And His Vastness will embrace you.
  1. “Your smile for your brother is charity.” Tirmidhi []
  2. “Allah will aid a servant [of His] so long as the servant aids his brother.” Muslim []
  3. “May Allah’s mercy be on him who is lenient in his buying, selling, and in demanding back his money.” Bukhari []
  4. “A person to whom Allah grants knowledge but He does not grant him wealth, but he is sincere in his intention and says: If I had wealth, I would do the same as So and so does. He will be rewarded according to his intention and their reward will be the same.” Ahmad []