يَا بَنِيَّ إِنَّ اللَّهَ اصْطَفَىٰ لَكُمُ الدِّينَ فَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنْتُمْ مُسْلِمُونَ
"O my sons, indeed Allah has chosen for you this religion, so do not die except while you are Muslims."
[Sura Baqara: 132]
Perform righteous deeds during your lifetime and remain on this path, so that Allah will endow you with the favour of dying upon it. Usually, one dies upon the path that he lived on and is resurrected according to what he died on.
I’ve always past this but never gone deeper in to have a look, and I think now that I have I’ve discovered the closest thing to nature in Hackney.
It’s so beautiful and quiet, perfect place to just sit and think or read.
Might make this my secret thinking/reading spot.
Also a great place to ponder over the creation of Allah SWT.
Check the sky after that burst of heavy rain subhan Allah. It’s like the sky reflects moods.
Allahumma Sayyiban Naafi’ah ♥
"And He who sends down (from time to time) water from the sky in due measure, and We raise to life by means of it a land that is dead. Likewise will you be raised (from the dead.)"
No one seems to understand my fascination with the sky, but doesn’t the beauty of it explain it to them?
A beautiful creation of Allah, how can this just appear by itself without a creator? It’s the design of Allah SWT.
It’s pondering over these things that make you think about life on a much deeper level. “And when you see the sun set and rise, I hope you thinks of me. Just as I think of you”
A picture perfect summer day Alhamdulillah
And an amazing quote on the value of time: ‘Your time is your life, & your life is your capital; by it, you will make your trade, & by it you will reach the eternal bounties in the proximity of Allah.
Every single breath of yours is a priceless jewel, because it is irreplaceable; once it is gone, there is no return for it. So do not be like the fools who rejoice each day as their wealth increases whilst their lives decrease. What good is there in wealth that increases whilst ones’ lifespan decreases?
Do not rejoice except in an increase of knowledge or an increase of good works. Truly they are your two friends who will accompany you in your grave, when your spouse, your wealth, your children and your friends will remain behind’
Imaam Abu Haamid al Ghazzaali رحمه الله
"If you put your whole trust in Allah, as you ought to, He most certainly will satisfy your needs, as He satisfies those of the birds. They come out hungry in the morning, but return full to their nests" ♡♥
- Sunnan at Tirmidhi
I absolutely love this hadeeth, brings me so much peace, and reminds me of my dear friend @sami_rexx because she was the first to gift me a book mark with it on ♥
I think I quite like my windows now :’) all them colours in the sky subhan Allah, looked amazing today.
Tabaarakallah wa huwa ahsanul khaliqeen ♥
Yes I’m one of them sky people. I stare at the sky.
Usually when a person gives love and gets none back, it’s disheartening and they end up wanting to be cold hearted.
But being cold hearted is never a good thing. A cold hearted person is void of feelings of mercy, and one who does not give mercy shall not receive mercy.
And how do you expect to be affected by the words of Allah SWT if you are cold hearted?
The believers are those whom when they hear the words of Allah SWT their hearts shake with awe and fear, and to be hard hearted totally contradicts that quality.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ had a very soft heart. He treated all people gently. His wives would say that they could not recall even a single incident when he hit or scolded them harshly. He was known for his gentleness when he needed to be gentle, and his harshness when it was befitting. There should always be a balance between the two.
And most importantly, love for the sake of Allah SWT. When you love for His sake you won’t expect anything back from His creation because you will be doing so solely for Allah’s pleasure.
There may have been times where love gave you more pain than comfort. But that doesn’t mean that will be the case with all people. Who knows, it may not have been ‘love’ at all, just a delusion. Allah knows best, ask for it from Him.
Seek the love of Allah SWT and make Him beloved to the people, and He will make you beloved to His creation.
الحب اليسود فالله الودود -
“Love is a refuge, and Allah SWT is the most loving”
Such a powerful statement.
I love this so much, how this one statement sums up the characteristic of a real muslimah.
A woman without hayaah is a woman who has stripped herself of the honour that Allah SWT bestowed upon her.
The noble woman is the one who never cheapens her value and preserve herself, even in compulsion or struggle.
It was Allah SWT who liberated women, and we oppress our own selves by looking to please others and rely on them.
The only One worthy of pleasing and being relied on is Allah SWT, without Him there is no providence nor refuge.
Adopt nobility my sisters.
May Allah SWT make us amongst the most noble women, and safeguard us from immorality - Ameen.
Once I attended this talk by an aalimah who lives and teaches in South Africa, hafizahaAllah, and she mentioned that she was given a guideline for an event, as for what topics she she should speak of at which times.
And she just told them that if she’s going to speak, she will speak from her heart, not from a pre planned piece of paper.
So she actually spoke to us for two whole hours without no notes, and without any guidelines or anything.
And even then we were all just so taken in with what she was saying to us subhan Allah.
I hope to be able to do that one day in sha Allah, only a person who truly loves the deen can do that and make so much sense.