Friday Message | Solution to Problems

‘…”Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver. He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers And give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers.”‘

(Surah Nuh 71:10-12)

This ayah teaches us that the act of Istigfaar provides many benefits and is the solution for many of us who are in distress or in need of something.

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Friday Message | Lord of Power

‘Indeed, it is Allah who is the [continual] Provider, the firm possessor of strength.’

(Surah Adh Dhariyat 51:58)

The One whose strength is unlimited. We must all rest our hopes on none besides Allah, there are no weaknesses in His qualities or in His actions. His strength is indicative of His complete Might; nothing in the heavens or earth can stand His way, He affects everything yet nothing can affect Him. Glory be to Allah, Lord of the worlds.

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Friday Message | The Day of Arafat

‘…This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion…’

(Surah Al Maidah 5:3)

Today is the most significant day in Islam. The day of Arafat.
“There is no day on which Allah frees people from the Fire more so than on the Day of Arafat…” (Hadith)

Oh Allah, grant us all the ultimate success; safety from the fire and entry into Jannatul Firdaus. Ameen.

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My Lord’s knowledge has sufficed me

My Lord’s knowledge has sufficed me
from asking or choosing
For my du’a and my agonising supplication
is a witness to my poverty.
For this secret (reason) I make supplication
in times of ease and times of difficulty
I am a slave whose pride
is in his poverty and obligation

By Imam al-Haddad

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Friday Message | The Quran

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

‘Allah has sent down the best statement: a consistent Book wherein is reiteration. The skins shiver therefrom of those who fear their Lord; then their skins and their hearts relax at the remembrance of Allah…’

(Surah Az Zumar 39:23)

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Friday Message | Gifts from God

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

‘…”Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.”‘

(Surah Al Baqarah 2:156)

The families we have been blessed with, the health that He gave us, the time that He has allowed us all belongs to Allah. Gifts are given to us for a limited time only and Allah alone has the right to take it away when He wills.

‘Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi Raaji’oon’

Be Patient. Trust The Provider. He will only do what is best for us. Alhumdullilah

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Friday Message | Appreciation

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

‘Indeed, those who recite the Book of Allah and establish prayer and spend [in His cause] out of what We have provided them, secretly and publicly, [can] expect a profit that will never perish – That He may give them in full their rewards and increase for them of His bounty. Indeed, He is Forgiving and Appreciative’

(Surah Fatir 35:29-30)

‘Al Shakoor’ is derived from the root word shukr which conveys the meaning of: an increase.

Allah appreciates even the few good deeds we as His servants do for Him. Al-Shakoor accepts the little and gives a lot; Allah has called Himself Al-Shakoor in order to tell us that He rewards His servants for thanking Him; He does not permit the deeds of such doers to be wasted or unrewarded. It is in this sense that rewarding the doers of good with what he deserves is called appreciation, and Allah has thus called Himself Appreciative. Alhumdullilah

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