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callAssalaamualaikum wr wb,

For the past year, I’ve had insomnia. I can’t sleep at all or only have a few hours of sleep every night. I started getting messed up: I became irritated at everyone, I would lose my temper easily, and a lot of other stuff but most of all, I was losing hope. Hope in Allah (swt) that He will help you when you ask for anything.

Obviously, the first thing I did do when I started losing sleep was ask Allah (swt) to let me fall asleep instead of making me go through another long night of lying in bed, frustrated. This didn’t really work and with each passing month, it got worse and worse. Soon enough I was afraid to go to bed. My parents tried everything and so did I. Everyday I would wake up tired and think why did Allah (swt) leave me restless the entire night?

Many Muslims have a similar problem, they ask Allah for something and don’t see any change and lose hope that Allah is the Most Powerful. When we don’t receive any change, we must recognize that Allah is simply testing us and our patience. There’s a hadith where the Prophet (saw) said that a person should not say that he prayed and nothing happened. (I’m sorry I don’t remember where I got this from.) This is a sign of impatience and losing faith. It’s difficult to not feel this way but maybe there’s a reason behind this.

Maybe you didn’t repent sincerely or maybe it’s just best if you don’t get what you asked for. You never know. What if what you asked for would cause you to go astray or cause a major conflict. You must realize that Allah (swt) knows what is best for you. In the Qur’an, Allah says, “Although they plan, Allah also plans. And Allah is the best of planners.” (Surah Anfal:30). So what you should do is ask for forgiveness and don’t lose trust in Allah.

Also, it’s important that when we do ask du’a, we ask sincerely and begin by praising Allah (swt). You should also be steadfast in your prayers, read the Qur’an often, strive to gain knowledge, and be kind and compassionate to everyone around you.

Remember that time when you thought you would just die without the new nintendo ds or that cute little barbie house that everyone had? Well after you begged your parents with all those extra “pretty please with a cherry on top”, they still said no. Then you decided to be on your very best behavior and doing all your chores as best as you can. Afterwards, your parents decided hey, let’s get our kid that toy he’s been talking about as a reward for his good work.

Although that’s not really how it works now, it’s a similar situation. We should do good deeds so Allah will answer our prayers and if you are fortunate enough to have your prayer answered, remember to thank Allah constantly. Even if this still doesn’t work out, still repent and still thank Allah because you have everything because of Allah. Allah could take all that away in a blink of the eye.

So my dear readers, I hope your prayers are answered, I really do. Don’t lost hope, Allah is the Most Merciful. Remember to also pray for me in order to have sleep, thanks. 🙂

“Remember Me- I will remember you. Give thanks to me and do not be ungrateful. You who have faith, seek help in steadfastness and prayer. Allah is with the steadfast.” (Surah Baqarah: 152-153).

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Assalamualaikum wr wb,

Well I’m going to copy and paste the Final Sermon of Prophet Muhammad (saw). The link is: http://www.iqrasense.com/about-islam/the-last-sermon-khutbah-of-prophet-muhammad-farewell-sermon.html They really explain it well. It’s so cool to know that even after so many years, we are still reading his sermon. Mashallah! 😀 Before when I was younger I thought it was pretty cool but now that I understand it more, I’m like Oh my Allah, this is soooo amazingg!!! Anyways here is the link, they first talk about the sermon and then actually say it:

 

Shortly before his death, Prophet Muhammad delivered a sermon during theHajj, which came to be known as his “Final Sermon”.  This final sermon was not only a reminder to his followers, but also an important admonition.  The final sermon confirms the end of his Prophetic Mission.

 

Year 10 A.H.  of the Islamic Calendar is considered to be one of the most significant years for three reasons.  Firstly, this was the year when the Prophet delivered his Last Sermon during his farewell pilgrimage to Mecca.  Secondly, this was the year where number of deputations came to the Prophet to announce their Islam as well as their tribes.  Thirdly, it was the golden period of Islam when multitudes of people embraced the faith by accepting the message of the Prophet.

 

Prophet Muhammad undertook his farewell pilgrimage in the year 10 A.H.  His farewell pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the most significant historical events in the minds of Muslims, for it was the first and last pilgrimage made by Prophet Muhammad, as well as being the model for performing the fifth pillar of Islam, theHajj.

 

Prophet Muhammad’s final sermon was delivered during the Hajj of the year 632 C.E., the ninth day of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th month of the lunar year, at Arafat, the most blessed day of the year.  There were countless Muslims present with the Prophet during his last pilgrimage when he delivered his last Sermon.

 

The Final Sermon:

 

After praising, and thanking God, the Prophet, may God send His praises upon him said:

 

“O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again.  Therefore, listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.

 

O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust.  Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners.  Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.  Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds.  God has forbidden you to take usury (interest), therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived.  Your capital, however, is yours to keep.  You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity.  God has Judged that there shall be no interest, and that all the interest due to Abbas ibn Abd’al Muttalib shall henceforth be waived…

 

Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion.  He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.

 

O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have rights over you.  Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under a trust from God and with His permission.  If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness.  Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers.  And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.

 

O People, listen to me in earnest, worship God, perform your five daily prayers, fast during the month of Ramadan, and offer Zakat.  Perform Hajj if you have the means.

 

All mankind is from Adam and Eve.  An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor does a non-Arab have any superiority over an Arab; white has no superiority over black, nor does a black have any superiority over white; [none have superiority over another] except by piety and good action.  Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.  Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly.  Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.

 

Remember, one day you will appear before God and answer for your deeds.  So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.

 

O People, no prophet or apostle will come after me, and no new faith will be born.  Reason well, therefore, O people, and understand words which I convey to you.  I leave behind me two things, the Quran and my example, the Sunnah, and if you follow these you will never go astray.

 

All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and it may be that the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly.  Be my witness, O God, that I have conveyed your message to your people.”

 

Thus the beloved Prophet completed his Final Sermon, and upon it, near the summit of Arafat, the revelation came down:

 

“…This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My Grace upon you, and have chosen Islam for you as your religion…” (Quran 5:3)

 

Even today the Last Sermon of Prophet Muhammad is passed to every Muslim in every corner of the word through all possible means of communication.  Muslims are reminded about it in mosques and in lectures.  Indeed the meanings found in this sermon are indeed astounding, touching upon some of the most important rights God has over humanity, and humanity has over each other.  Though the Prophet’s soul has left this world, his words are still living in our hearts.

 

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Assalaamualaikum wr wb sisters,

“Then exalt [Him] with praise of your Lord and ask forgiveness of Him. Indeed, He is ever Accepting of repentance.”

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Assalaamualaikum wr wb sisters,

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Assalaamualaikum wr wb sisters,

I think we’ve all noticed that bullying is a huge issue. I mean seriously, it’s caused hundreds of deaths. Now that’s what I call scary and going too far. And you know what’s worse? People, mainly kids,  still bully each other. That’s a bit silly and ridiculous.

This is how the bullying game starts. A kid is having a bad time or has a harsh life or something so guess what? To have “fun”, the kid decides to make some another kid have a bad time. This makes the other kid either do suicide or bully someone else or rarely, get help. Look if there’s anyone out there that’s a bully, you’re a coward and you’re sick. We all have to go through some hardships but that doesn’t mean we go and attack someone else to make their lives miserable as well. The world is already scary as it is, don’t add to it. If you’re having a hard time, go to someone, there’s always someone who can help! Or if you don’t go for help, just deal with it and try to make it better.

Now, as for the victim, do NOT do suicide. That’s the most ridiculous I’ve ever heard of. You’d rather have death than someone to bully you?! Death where your soul is taken away and you’re in a cold and dirty grave. A grave filled with bugs and other nasty things. All alone… You’d rather have that?! If someone cam up to me and said you have 2 choices: either you die or you let someone torment you, I’ll choose the latter. ‘Coz dying doesn’t help, it makes it worse. Actually, I think it’s a bit selfish too. Taking your own life just to get rid of your problems. What about all your loved ones? Don’t say “My life is miserable and I don’t have anyone.”, ‘coz that’s not true. You might think that, but no. There has to be at least one person who loves you and will cry for you if you die.

So don’t kill yourself ‘coz I’m telling you right now, it’s not gonna be fun. Maybe you might say that I don’t know how it feels to be a bully or the victim. But well I think I do, I got bullied once back in kindergarten. This kid used to always take my stuff but he was mentally retarded so yeah… So then one day I got mad and hit him where it hurts lol, he never took my stuff again. But anyways I was only 5 and I knew there was another solution to it than doing suicide.

If someone bullies you, I guess you should… talk back in a confident manner? Or maybe just ignore it all together. Or maybe, if you want the world a happy place, get to know that bully and maybe you can solve whatever is bothering him/her.

Anyways my last point is bullying is wrong. Don’t be the bully or the bystander and don’t do suicide.

Ooh and one more thing,very important: Keep calm and have patience ‘coz there’s always God there to help you. You’re never alone, you might have nobody but you do have God. 🙂 Don’t worry after every hardship, there is ease. One day the light you’ve been waiting for will come. 

Jazakallahu khayran. 🙂

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Assalaamualaikum wr wb sisters,

First and foremost, I’d like to say I’m so sorry for not posting in like forever. But I’ve been really busy!

Anyways happy Islamic New Year everybody. Yup, I’m a bit late… -_- Ashura is coming up. Comment if you’re fasting on this day! 🙂  You know that if you do fast, all your minor sins are forgiven of that year or I think it’s the previous year. You could look it up if you don’t believe me.

Okay so let’s get down to business! What I wanted to tell you all is please, please, please, for anything, site your source! It makes things easier for everybody. Okay I know some of the hadees I posted don’t have sources written, but it’s only because it’s very obvious and I don’t want to go through looking for the source. But other things aren’t so obvious, so please, once again, site your sources!

Jazakallahu khayran. 🙂 Inshallah we will all be engaged in doing good deeds on Ashura.

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