Sunnah – Dua 

I came across this beautiful Dua, Muhammad (SAW) taught us, human beings. I try to pray, but not as much as I would like to. Regardless may Allah (SWT) help us all, guide us to Jannah, and make our lives in this world easier for the next. Aameen. 

Feel free to share this Dua with family and friends 

  

How to deal with Riya and showoff in Islam? Part 1

Bismillah e rahmani raheem (In the name of Allah (swt) {God}, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)
Bismillah e rahmani raheem (In the name of Allah (swt) {God}, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)+

Assalam alaikum,

I got a question from one of our readers, while I did some research, I was surprised by such vast of information on this topic, which was very interesting. Before I go ahead, I would deeply like to thank that reader for this question, because of you, I got a chance to learn and teach to many other people In Sha’Allah.

Question: How to deal with Riya and showoff in Islam?

Since this is huge topic, I would like to discuss in depth and into parts.

Part 1: Riya

What is riya? Riya has many levels in Islam, but the broad definition could be considered as arrogance. Riya can come in many forms such as in our hearts, minds, verbal aspects, and actions.

Let us explore these aspects:

Hearts: When we win or do something and get praised, we often forget Allah (swt) helped us, and we believe that we achieved by ourselves. We not only forget our Creator, without His help we cannot achieve anything, but we also discredit our family members and our loved ones and leave them behind. We take all the credit and fame.

Minds: We tend to believe in ourselves after we achieve something. That’s “I tried” or “I did”, it becomes all about me, instead of Allah (swt). When we lose something or something goes bad, we say or blame Allah (swt) or family/friends, but never oneself.

Verbal Aspects: We start comparing ourselves to other people, especially people in Islamic history such as Caliphs, Sahabahs, Prophet (saw)’s wives, and Prophet (saw), and etc.

We should never compare ourselves with anyone, especially anyone from Prophet’s time or to Himself. Allah (swt) is the best in Knowledge, let Him be the judge. We can strive to be like them, but we can never be them or compare ourselves with them.

Actions: When hearts and minds become one thought, then automatically our actions follow that train of thought.

This is Islam

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته)

Believe it or not, this image sums up what Islam is, not what people have made Islam into! 

Please take a moment to think about it and share it with your family and friends. Jazaka’Allah Khair ( جزاك اللهُ خيراً) 

  

Hijab for Both Genders-

Assalam’alaikum,

Hijab for Both Genders, is the third installation to my Hijab parts. Please see Part 1 – Dressing Hijab for Women and Part 2 – Dressing Hijab for Men

In Part 1, we focused on women and in Part 2 the focus was on men, and respectively in the manner of dressing/clothing.

In today’s time, it is extremely emphasized Hijab in the manner of dressing, yet in our Qur’an, hijab is mentioned in the aspect of manners and dressing.

In this part, I would like to explore Hijab, in the perspective of manners, modesty/moderate, and lifestyle.

A believer or a Muslim behaves accordingly to the Qur’an and Muhammad (SAW)’s Hadiths. Also there is a reason for that. We know whatever Allah (swt) has commended us is for our own benefit (in this life and Hereafter) and the benefit of the society.

 Manners: 

  • Smile –  Smiling does not only bring calmness, but also is a sadaqa
  • Self Respect – If you respect yourself, your body, your mind, and your soul, you will automatically respect elders, youngers, and children.
  • Helping Hand – Our Prophet (saw) always helped in and outside the house. He (SAW) helped friends and strangers alike
  • Be Grateful – The whole domain belongs to Allah (swt) and He knows best for you and me, so whatever and whenever you are in life, be appreciative and thankful
  • Lower your voice – this goes for both genders. We have to watch our voice level, tone, and laugh.
  • Walk – Don’t walk hard or with pride. With hard walk, earth is in pain and with pride; the society and people around us are in pain.
  • Cleanliness/Hygiene- This is extremely important, physically and emotionally for oneself and the society
  • Gaze/Tongue – Both genders equally are fully responsible for his/her words and action, whether it is done by tongue, eyes, ears, feet, hands, and etc.

Modesty/Moderate: 

  • Self Respect – Dress accordingly
  • Health/Free Time –  We all love eating, watching movies, hanging out, listening to music (I am not going to lie, cause I do too love all that), but be moderate in that, since in today’s time it is challenging, yet we have to be careful of how we use our health and time. Keep track!
  • Religion/Worldly – We all have responsibilities. Remember that we are in this world for Allah (swt), so don’t become too busy in worldly affairs, take sometime for Him. Though that doesn’t mean that we become extreme in religious beliefs, we also have been told by Allah (swt) that we should enjoy our life as long as it is halal (permitted within the laws of Islam)
  • Waste – Don’t waste food, clothes, or yourself

Lifestyle:

  • Be Knowledgeable – Spread positive knowledge
  • Secrecy/Charity – When you do good deeds, keep that within you and Allah (swt) and trust Him. Don’t share or brag. Whatever you hear, keep it to yourself or if needed share with Allah (swt) only
  • Anger – Don’t become angry or frustrated easily. Remember you are in the specific situation, because Allah (swt) is testing you. Ask Him (swt) for help

Let us become a positive role model for our children and future of Islam. May Allah (swt) make each one of us success in this life and Hereafter. Aameen.

Help One Another – Ummah

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته)

I thought of posting the Hadith of Prophet Muhammed (SAW) (صلى الله عليه وسلم‎ ) that was forwarded to me by a relative, on this blog tomorrow. Then I thought about it, no one is promised next day and what if I die? 

So here is it a sweet reminder to me, first, please keep this on your mind as well. 

  
May Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) help us be His best servants in manners, deeds, and role models in our deen.  Aameen. 

Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) Right

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته) 

Very interesting Hadith that was forwarded to me. I wanted to share with you guys. 

I pray that each of us with Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى)’s help are able to worship Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) in the bestest manner. Aameen. 

  

Month of Rajab

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته) 

I love Muhammed (SAW) (صلى الله عليه وسلم‎ ), so I would like to share anything and everything I could about him. 

If I come across something like a Hadiths, sayings, & etc I will In Sha’Allah ( إن شاء الله) try to share with you. 

Did you know Muhammed (SAW) (صلى الله عليه وسلم‎ ) said many Duas for different seasons, time, people, circumstances, and etc. I had never realized the treasure of duas he, Muhammed (SAW) (صلى الله عليه وسلم‎ ), left behind him for us, his Ummah. 

So let us take that treasure and bring close to our heart by making it part of our lives In Sha’Allah ( إن شاء الله)! 

Best part about this blog is that I know I am not the only one learning, we all are struggling daily but with each other’s help and duas, In Sha’Allah ( إن شاء الله) we can make little changes In Sha’Allah ( إن شاء الله), for the sake of Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) and May he grant us patience and Barakat Aameen. 

Here is the dua for Rajab

  
May Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) bless us and may we benefit in this life and hereafter. Aameen

Role Model In Islam

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته)

We all go through different stages of like as we grow older and eventually we change as well. 

As a child my super hero and role models were my parents. In teen years my role models change to TV and movie celebs, yet I never was satisfied. 

Now I realized why I never used to be satisfied, because in Islam there is no place for such role models. Celebrities and models take us very far from our deen Astagfirrullah (May Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) forgive me). 

Our role models should be none other than Muhammed (SAW) (صلى الله عليه وسلم‎ ), his wives, and his Companions! 

Many of us are struggling with relationship, with our parents, spouses, children, & siblings on daily basis. I used to get angry really fast but Alhumdulillah ( الحمد لله) by doing hijab and researching and teaching myself Islam, I realized the importance of each relationship. 

It’s so easy to get upset and judge each other, so let’s help each other, (I do need your help!) whenever we are in sticky situation and before drawing a judgment call, yelling, and/or cussing, imagine what our role models (in my case Muhammed (SAW) (صلى الله عليه وسلم‎ )) would have done! 

Please make dua for me that I am able to handle the situation(s) more appropriately and maturely. Aameen. 

  

Part 2 — Dressing Hijab for Men

In my earlier posts, I had started the concept of Hijab is pretty huge, so in order for me to try to cover as much as possible, I would need to break into parts. In Part 1 — Dressing Hijab for Women, and in this Part 2 — Dressing Hijab, I would like to focus on men.

Many people and media, keep pointing hijab for women is oppressing (though there is no actual facts, besides minority women’s views), there is no mention at all on men and their hijab!

Hijab is NOT only for women, rather it is EQUALLY for both men and women.

Hijab for men:

  • Jubbas
Jubbas for men
Ankle-length garment, usually with long sleeves, and similar to a robe.
  • Galabiyyas
Galabiyas for men
Classic Islamic men’s wear
  • Modest Tops
descent tops men
For men, in Islam, must cover from the navel to the knee, private parts, and upper front/back body.
  • Kufis
Caps for men
In Islam, men too are highly advised to wear Kufis

Forbidden for men to wear:

  • Silk (100%)
  • Gold (fake or real)
  • Bracelets
  • Earrings
  • Anklets
  • Transparent clothes (tops/bottoms)
  • Any article of clothes/accessories that imitate women

First Child

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته) 

I am an oldest child out of four Alhumdulillah ( الحمد لله). 

My parents were always reminded, or attempted to feel guilty by the society, because their first child was a girl. 

Yet my parents always stood by me and told their family members and relatives, that’s Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) blessing! 

Until couple days ago, I came across this Quote of Muhammed (SAW) (صلى الله عليه وسلم‎ ). Now indeed I feel so happy and blessed Alhumdulillah ( الحمد لله) 

My dear sisters and Muslimahs, we are indeed blessings to our family. Do not ever feel that you are not worth it, because that would mean you are not accepting Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى)’s Will. 

You are absolutely worth it, moreover, we, girls, in Islam are a blessings!!! 

Alhumdulillah ( الحمد لله) Subhana’Allah ( سبحان الله) Allah-u-Akbar (Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) is Great)