Your time is your life, and your life is your capital; it is the basis of your transactions with God, and the means to attain to everlasting felicity, in the proximity of God the Exalted. Each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, and when it passes away it never returns.
There is a certain hour in the day of every Friday is such that if you call out to Allah in that moment, you will definitely get what you’ve asked for as long as it doesn’t have sin or something evil in it.
When the soul weakens, the heart hardens and finds itself incapable of staying on the path it should. It begins to wither. So anything deviant that makes you happy isn't akin to feeding your soul, it's feeding the demon inside. Take some time out for some serious soul searching...
Many of us make dua (supplication). We call out: “O Allah help me… guide me… give me…” “O Allah I’m looking for a job, grant me a good health, a good wife…” and we keep on making dua, but many of us forget to make dua for others. We make dua only for ourselves, we are selfish!
The Lord of the universe has offered us a sacred conversation with Him. That Lord waits for us to come speak with Him, and yet many of us leave Him waiting while we sleep in our beds.
Great souls live with a much wider outlook from a higher altitude of life, much keener awareness, and stronger feelings. They are upright on the straight path, from which they rarely swerve. They are accustomed to soaring high, and rarely fly low.
Pour your heart out. Say what you want. Ask for what you desire. Cry if you must. He is listening; you are not alone. The peace that follows is impeccable. When you are constantly praying and talking to God, your trust in Him distinctively increases. The closer you are to Him, the more you realize how dependent you are upon Him.
Many people give up in the face of something seemingly impossible. Sometimes, we give up on an individual level: getting married, getting that job we want; sometimes it is on a global level, such as injustice in the Muslim world. But the point of the struggle is to realize who is in charge.
It is the path that we don’t want to take that turns out to be the best for us in the long run. It is the flat tire that made us avoid getting involved in a deadly accident or the waitress bringing us the wrong order that allowed us to avoid getting food poisoning that are the blessings.
The ultimate patience is that of Allah. He leads us gently and compassionately and forgives us when we fail. He doesn’t condemn us when we make mistakes from ignorance as long as we’re sincere in our striving and prayers. Even when we become frustrated with our own failures Allah surrounds and embraces us with his love and encourages us to keep going.
It is dhikr that purifies your heart and makes it sound. And you can only attain salvation and true success by having a pure and sound heart. The 'heart' referred to here is not the pump in your breast that pushes blood around your body but rather the center...
What has brought you to stand here right now? It is your love and longing to be with Allah. And when you meet up with your beloved, what do you first say? The sweet sound of the beloved’s name, the name that blesses everything it falls upon! Feel the bismillaahir-rahmaanir-raheem soothing your heart as it gently rolls off your lips.