Everybody wants their prayer to be answered, but very few actually pray on time.
Know that when everything in your life leaves you, the one constant being that’s always with you is Allah.
Tears only dry up as a result of hardness of the heart, and the hearts only harden as a result of frequent sinning. (Hazrat Ali [RA])
The biggest gift after Iman (Faith) is your wives. (Hazrat Umar [RA])
To earn a suspicious living is worse than begging. (Hazrat Umar [RA])
He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with people with kindness. (Hazrat Abu Bakr [RA])
He who avoids complaint invites happiness. (Hazrat Abu Bakr [RA])
He who fears to weep, should learn to e kind to those who weep. (Hazrat Abu Bakr [RA])
Numbers don’t matter to Allah. The importance lies in the quality of deeds, not the quantity.
At times you may think that everything is going wrong,yet you don’t realize that Allah is setting everything right.
Give your enemy 1,000 chances to become your friend, but don’t give your friend a single chance to become your enemy. (Ali ibn Abi Talib)
“I tell people this over and over again: don’t attach your faith to people. People will come and go. People will disappoint you. People will divulge dark secrets. People will turn out to be the opposite of what you thought. Allah is perfect. His Messenger (peace be upon him) is a perfect example, and the religion is a perfect methodology. Attach yourself to the principles instead of the people. That way no Shaykh going wild or role model going rogue will be able to shake your faith.”
“The people that truly love you won’t tell you what you want to hear, but what you need to hear even if it means it’ll make you hate them. And because they love you so much, they will leave their doors open to receive you and readily forgive you when you wake up and regret your mistake. #TrueFriends.”
“The only way we rise above our differences internally is by genuine brotherhood, sincere advice, and collectively striving to please Allah. Blessed to hang out with so many awesome people. May Allah preserve them all and guide us to the straight path.”
“Allah doesn’t make mistakes in His planning. You will not go through a single hardship in this life before attaining ease except that the hardship was just as essential in making you the person you are as the ease is. Stop asking why it happened and focus on how you should respond.”
“This is a dua that has helped me immensely in life. I’d recommend you memorize it as well.
اللَّهُمَ حَبَّبْ إِلَيْنَا الْإِيمَانَ وَزَيِّنْهُ فِي قُلُوبِنَا، وَكَرِّهْ إِلَيْنَا الْكُفْرَ وَالْفُسُوقَ وَالْعِصْيَانَ، وَاجْعَلْنَا مِنَ الرَّاشِدِينَ
“O Allah make our faith beloved to us and beautify it in our hearts and make hateful to us disbelief, wickedness and disobedience. And make us of the rightly guided.”
“Many people ask Allah for guidance. But the problem is they’re either not sincere when they ask for that guidance, or they don’t follow it when it comes to them.”
“Imagine meeting Allah and having done everything right and you’re about to enter Jannah. But then Allah reveals to you the people you’ve wronged. One person you may have joked about in a prohibited way. One person you backbited because everyone else in the gathering was doing it. One person you had an argument with and raised your voice at. One person you got into with on Social Media…At that point, do you think winning the argument would’ve been worth it? That extra dollar or even a thousand? Was the joke really that funny? Was your unrelenting ego worth the loss of Jannah?”
“Dawah is not about how to be impressive with your speech, but instead how to reach the other person’s heart.”
“One of my all-time favorite quotes is: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” Honesty is what the Prophet (peace be upon him) was known for before Islam. Truthfulness is the trait that Allah chose to praise Abraham (peace be upon him) with in the Quran. Both the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) had many noble qualities, but that was the trait most beloved to Allah and that made them beloved to the people.”
“Embrace your physical imperfections and work on the ones that are spiritual. Many times we are so focused on how we look that we lose focus of who we are. We’re so distracted with our insecurities in this world, that we stop working to secure our fates in the hereafter. We’re so obsessed with how people see us, that we disregard how Allah sees us.”
“I ALWAYS tell people who are thinking about becoming Muslim, just call upon God and ask Him to guide you to the path most pleasing to Him. If your heart opens up to Islam, then all praises are due to Him. Faith is a beautiful experience and there is nothing like that first moment of acknowledgment.”
“Our Prophet (peace be upon him) taught us to be angry when we see injustice. But even as he was angry, he remained noble. If you’re angry for Allah, you won’t disobey Allah in your anger. You will remain dignified and not transgress because it is transgression that upset you in the first place.”
“When your brother or sister suddenly behaves in a bizarre manner on social media in an uncharacteristic way, instead of trying to refute them, try to find out what’s really going on with them and show them support. It’s your duty to correct them when they’re wrong, but an even greater duty to support them when they’re down.”
“A reflection as I’m in transit on the way to the city of the Beloved (SalAllahu alayhi wa salam).
“O, you who believe! Be conscious of Allah and always speak the truth. He will guide you to righteous deeds and forgive you for your sins. And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed achieved a great achievement.” (Quran: Al Ahzab 33:70-71)
Notice how Allah connects speaking the truth to obedience to Him and His Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wa salam)? The two, for the believer, are absolutely inseparable.”
“I’ve come to be grateful for the things that didn’t work out. I found out they were meant to prepare you for the things that do. Alhamdulilah.”
“This explains why we sometimes feel inexplicably drawn to other souls–even those we just met: The Prophet (pbuh) said: “The souls are (like) an army joined (in the world of spirits) whichever souls knew each other (in that world) are attracted towards each other (in this world) and whichever remained distant and indifferent (there) are disinterested to each other (in this world)” (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Kitaab Ahaadeeth al-Anbiyaa’, Baab al-Arwaah junood mujannadah).”
“Sometimes we cannot break free from the chains of our past, because we haven’t made amends for those sins and missed obligations. But the beauty is we have an All-Loving, All-Forgiving, All-Merciful Lord who loves for us to turn to Him in repentance.”
“Don’t be afraid to let go. Allow me to be the first person to say, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for your pain. Believe me, I know you are haunted by all that you’ve invested. I know that you feel it was all for nothing. But please trust me, none of that matters. The only thing that matters is your peace of heart *now* and moving forward. Let go of the past. Let go of all you’ve given. Let go of the ending you thought you wanted.”
“…I love truthful people so much…The ones who aren’t afraid to say they’re afraid. The ones who have the courage to look into what’s really in their heart, no matter how scary it is. And then who have the bravery to live that truth–no matter what the obstacles are.”
“It’s amazing how when things don’t work out the way you planned, Allah makes them work out better. And when you least expect it, you’re given so much more than what you thought you wanted. Alhamdulilah.”
“I think there’s something we all have in common. Acceptance. We often search our whole lives for it, and rarely ever find it. Then the land where we find it, becomes the most precious land of our heart.”
“Sometimes your greatest strength can also be your greatest weakness. For me it’s the ability to hyperfocus. To see through what is, into what could be. To look past the debris and the surface, to see what’s underneath: the essence of things. The potential. But I have learned that this strength can also destroy me. It’s one thing to believe in the potential and essence of something. It’s another thing entirely to ignore the current reality of it.”
“Sometimes his mercy is manifested in making us remember. Sometimes it’s in making us forget.”
While driving this morning, I saw a billboard that said: ‘Turn heartbreak into hope.’ And then, directly in front of me, on the car license plate, it read: ‘Live free, or die.’ May Allah turn all our heartbreaks into hope, and free our hearts from the shackles that bind them.”
“Allah is able to give you the whole ocean, so don’t settle for drops. Seek in Him, and you’ll always find.”
“Angels, while carrying Allah’s Arsh, ask Allah to forgive us (40:7). Nothing we do is important enough to overlook praying for each other.”
“Allah praises الكاظمين الغيظ (the ones swallowing anger). Good people also get angry but suppress it like swallowing something quickly.”
“As a believer I should never forget that my need to give charity will always be far greater than the need of the one receiving my charity.”
“Quran emphasizes avoiding corrupt money making practices right after the ayaat of Ramadan. Let’s take that to heart as we celebrate Eid!”
“You can hate our prophet but our love for him keeps us from hating you. #muslimsrespond.”
“I have been trying to study the Quran for 15 years and even though I haven’t even scratched the surface, the joy of discovery from within its endless vaults only intensifies every day.”
“Sabr isn’t just patience, it’s also being able to remain consistent. For a student, the danger is those two things together: not being able to be consistent and also not being patient. From our weekly study of Surah Al-Kahf on Bayyinah TV, we learn that if remaining consistent and patient was a challenge for Musa (alayhis-salam), then it’s certainly a danger for you and me in our barriers to learning.”
“Everything in the Quran has value, even Firaun! He talks a lot in the Quran, doesn’t he? But what value can be extracted from such a horrible human being? You have to understand the genius of evil politicians and Firaun is from the best of them. You have to study how he operated because there are going to be plenty of politicians and dictators like him. If you understand Firaun, then you’ll understand how to navigate all of them.”
“A husband and a wife have a relationship with each other, with their own parents, and their own siblings. One of these relationships should not superimpose on another relationship and take you away from fulfilling its rights and responsibilities. #ThatsMessedUp”
“One problem I see more and more is the idea that the Sunnah is questionable and it was not protected and preserved as well as the Quran. When I became a student of the Quran over 15 years ago, one of the first lessons I could not escape is that the most powerful defense of the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the Quran itself. The only way someone can say they believe in the Quran but not the Sunnah is if they don’t study the Quran.”
“People look for ways to point out your flaws. Allah looks for ways to cover them up. #ThatsMessedUp.”
“… how important it is to have a comprehensive study of the life, mission, teachings and legacy of Jesus, Esa (alaihissalam). This study has significant ramifications on Muslim-Christian relations and can profoundly enhance the love and appreciation for this Messenger of Allah in the hearts of Muslims in particular. There are such startling parallels between his blessed mission and that of our own messenger SAW and it is high time that we produced something in depth consulting Islamic scholarly sources but also Christian and Roman records to paint a truly multidimensional picture.”
“Don’t put yourselves in front of Allah and His Messenger.” What that simply means is that, we need to make sure that our opinions and stance on issues are in submission to Allah and His Messenger salAllahu alayhi wa sallam. And it’s not just about actions; it’s our opinions, too. It’s about making important what Allah and His Messenger made important. If something is permissible, we can’t make it impermissible. And if Allah and His Messenger made something impermissible, then I can’t even THINK it’s okay (forget about acting on it). This is how we submit our hearts and our minds.”
“Every single success you experience is a combination of two things: your effort and Allah’s help. When you don’t put in enough effort, Allah does not give His barakah. And sometimes you might put in a lot of effort but you may not see the result you expected. That, also, is Allah’s barakah.”
“He (Shaithan) is extremely patient. He won’t get you in one shot. He’ll come at you and he’ll put a little bit and a little bit and a little bit until he destroys your character.”
Think about what you say. Will this saying of mine please Allah? Will this saying of mine bring me closer to Allah? Does this saying earn with it obedience to Allah? If yes, then speak, otherwise one should keep quiet.
We will find ourselves in depression of we make money our companion.Spend in ways that bring you closer to Allah.
Out of love for his creation, Allah keeps doors to His mercy open. Never despair in His mercy because He is: Al-Wadus [Most Affectionate].
Allah stands in no need of anything, whereas the whole creation stands in dire need of Him. (Abn Taymiyyah)
If you hide the faults of others, Allah will hide your faults, but you purposely, Allah will expose you. (Imam Ghazali)
Sins destroy the heart the same way poison destroys the body. (Ibn Qayyim)