Monday, July 17, 2006

Muslim While Flying

Couldn't resist posting this one:

Muslim While Flying (Found via DP)

...and with that...insha'Allah, see you in September '06 :)

Friday, July 14, 2006

Have a Great Summer...!

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful & Compassionate
Peace and Blessings be upon the final Prophet and Messenger, Muhammad, his family, companions and all those who seek to follow his blessed way until the Last Day

Assalamu'alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu,

Insha'Allah, I pray this post finds you all in the best of health, happiness, and times. Just a note to let readers know I'm taking the rest summer off from the blog. Insha'Allah, I'll be back at it in September 2006. In the meantime, for every visit you would have made to this blog, please read some Qur'an :) ...and please remember my family and I in your blessed du'as. May Allah grant you every good in this life and in the hereafter.

Wassalamu'alaykum wa Rahmatullah,
Your Sister,

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Take a Minute...

...and thank Allah for all the blessings in your life.

Alhamdulillah, all praise belongs to Allah Alone.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Between The Past And The Future

Your life in the present moment is in between the past and the future. So what has preceded can be rectified by tawbah (repentance), nadam (regret) and istighfar (seeking Allaah’s forgiveness). And this is something that will neither tire you, nor cause you to toil as you would with strenuous labour. Rather it is an action of the heart. Then as regards the future (then it can be corrected) by withholding yourself from sins. And this abandonment is merely the leaving of something and to be at ease from it. This also is not action of the limbs, which requires you to strive and toil. Rather this is a firm resolve and intention of the heart – which will give rest to your body, heart and thoughts. So as for what has preceded, then you rectify it with repentance. And as for the future – then you rectify it with firm resolve and intention. Neither of these involves any hardship or exertion of the limbs. But then your attention must be directed to your life in the present - the time between two times. If you waste it, then you have wasted the opportunity to be of the fortunate and saved ones. If you look after it, having rectified the two times – what is before and after it, as we have said – then you will be successful and achieve rest, delight and ever-lasting bliss. However, looking after it is harder than that which comes before and after it, since guarding it involves keeping to that which is most befitting and beneficial for your soul, and that which will bring it success and well-being.

Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah