This is one of my favorite things about dua. I like that it’s like sharing a secret between me and Allah. Only Allah knows what I whisper to Him or ask of Him in my heart. I can open up about my deepest feelings, regrets, and hopes; and I know that I am sharing all of this with the best confidant.
It's important for us to never give up. You don't know how close you are to the end. Imagine a person digging a tunnel for example and right when they are near the end, they suddenly give up thinking that, “I don't know how long this is going to carry on for.” Had they carried on for a minute longer, they would have broken through.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) heard this man calling out to Allah with this mind-blowing dua; and this is truly a mind-blowing dua, I might even have difficulty translating it to be honest with you. But this man calls upon Allah and he says:
In order to build a personal connection with the Quran, a very unique activity is to write your own thoughts, reflections, and action items BASED on the tafsir that you read.
My heart was swollen with sorrow and there was no other way to relieve the pain than to simply make wudu, sit on my prayer mat and cry. No one on earth was able to soothe me or give me any answers that would ease the pain. Only Allah could do that.
The message from Abraham's life is simple- the love of Allah trumps all other loves- love for his wife, love for a son, love for life (interestingly all halal sources of love). He was willing to keep his wife and son in the middle of a desert, all because Allah asked Him to.
There is a special type of barakah that happens at the early morning. A tip for some of you that the fajr time is a time when most of the people in the household are sleeping. So those mothers who are working at home, perhaps working from home with...
It is this training which makes a man a perfect Muslim. Prayer reminds him of his covenant with God, refreshes his faith in Him, and keeps the belief in the Day of Judgment alive and ever present before his mind’s eye. It makes him follow the Prophet and trains him in the observance of his duties.
How can I be committing all of these sins and I pray? That's disrespectful, or that makes me a hypocrite. Pray. Allah says the prayer will take you away from sin. Sometimes people say, “look let me straighten my life out and inshallah I'm going to start praying!
Prayer beads are more than something to keep idle hands busy or to dangle from the rear-view mirrors of cars; they are used as a tool by which Muslims perform the dhikr, or pronouncements in remembrance of Allah as instructed by the Holy Quran.
Allah descends to the lowest heavens in the last third of the night and He asks: “Is there anyone repenting that I can accept their repentance? Is there anyone seeking forgiveness that I can forgive them? Anyone asking Me anything that I can give them?
Do not be discouraged by your countless sins. Even if they are as much as the ocean foam, God will not mind forgiving them all for you as long as you turn to Him repentantly and hurry your steps for His Mercy and Pardon. Past ingratitude should be no barrier to sincere repentance.