Friday Message | Our signs

‘And on the earth are signs for the certain [in faith] And in yourselves. Then will you not see? And in the heaven is your provision and whatever you are promised.’

(Surah Adh-Dhariyat 51:20-22)

He is the All-Provider of our needs, from the food we eat to the roof over our heads. The Protecter of all the calamities He has saved us from, calamities we were aware and unaware of.

Often we forget that these too are signs from Allah, signs that bring us closer to Him.

May Allah (swt) grant us all Jannatul Firdaus. Ameen.

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Friday Message | Guidance

‘Guide us to the straight path.
The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor…’

(Surah Fatiha 1:6-7)

This is the dua we make several times in our Salaah.

There are many traps placed in our paths and occasionally we stumble, however we must never forget He is Ar Rahman, Ar Raheem. By asking for guidance, for forgiveness we must never give up and keep moving forward. May Allah (swt) guide us all. Ameen.

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Friday Message | Perspective

‘For each one are successive [angels] before and behind him who protect him by the decree of Allah. Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves…’

(Surah Ar R’ad 13:11)

This verse indicates that Allah’s (swt) perfect justice and wisdom does not change the condition of people from good to bad or from bad to good, from ease to hardship or from hardship to ease, unless we change our condition ourselves first.

We all have it in us to make a difference; we can change so many things that we aren’t happy with purely by making an effort with our own actions and the way we perceive this world. May Allah (swt) help us all. Ameen.

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Friday Message | Creation

‘He created you from one soul. Then He made from it its mate, and He produced for you from the grazing livestock eight mates. He creates you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation, within three darknesses. That is Allah , your Lord; to Him belongs dominion. There is no deity except Him, so how are you averted?’

(Surah Az Zumar 39:6)

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Note to self…

The word happiness has no value until you have experienced sadness. Worldly matters should not take over your life, so what should we do?

‘Oh you who are patient!
Bear a little more
Only a little more remains’ – Ibn Qayyim

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Friday Message | Supplicate

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

‘And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.’
(Surah Baqarah 2:186)

If you ever feel the distance between you and Allah (swt) is getting bigger, remember that Allah (swt) hasn’t moved an inch. SubhanAllah

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Friday Message | Reward for doing good

‘Is the reward for good [anything] but good?

So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny?’

(Surah Ar Rahman 55:60-61)

Righteousness and doing good is not just observance in acts of worship but also in acts of compassion and kindness. The Quran teaches us in various verses that we will succeed if we are kind and compassionate to our people.

No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted. Glory and Praise be to Allah.

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