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Mohamed's Blog: On the soul tearing you away from Haram.

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Don’t ever underestimate the amount of struggle and self-power it takes for someone to turn back to God. Do not look down upon those who falter. Do not refuse to help someone who asks for help. Do not wait until a person asks for help until you help them - even a dua, a prayer, a reminder will help them. For some people, it’s simply “turning”. For others, it’s completely ripping apart their consciousness from fahsha’ and munkar to the path of God.

To establish a spiritual connection with the divine is easy when the mind, body, and soul are all willing participants. Even after a sin is committed, the soul will cry out and yearn for you to repent. Your mind sobers up. Your body halts its stupor. You have control over your body.

What happens however, when you’re in the process of sinning and remember there’s 20 minutes left until prayer ends? When you’ve entangled yourself in guaranteeing that God will curse your name by the end of your day; when your soul reminds you that the next thing you do will fulfil God’s promise that he who does such and such a sin is forsaken by God?

It’s a long struggle when the soul is literally fighting against every cell in the body and against every thought, and every desire, and the only thing your mind is focusing on, to tell you:

GO PRAY.

RUN AWAY.

LEAVE THESE PEOPLE.

LEAVE THIS SIN.

What a horrible ordeal it is for the soul to wrench the body away and clear the mind of its sinful objective. For the soul to scream in pain as the body regains control, for the mind to drift back to its objective. For the soul to fight once again against these baser desires and tear away the human, the shell, from what it’s doing.

I remember a recount of Sheikh Shady from Lakemba, going to the city to pull the Muslim men out of the nightclubs and rip them away from what they’re doing. When I was told this I imagined the men like fish caught on a fishing hook. Either these men would rip the hook out of their mouth and endure the pain, and live another day, or they’d be taken by the hook, run out of breath and slowly let their lifeline die.

Our lifeline is with God. If you help someone keep theirs alive, there will be a lifetime of gratitude; if you choose to keep your own lifeline alive, especially at the time when you’ve been hooked - mentally, physically - it’ll hurt; but repentance will come easy. spiritual death is literally insanely hard to recover from.

~ Mohamed

If Allah should aid you, no one can overcome you; but if He should forsake you, who is there that can aid you after Him? And upon Allah let the believers rely.

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"In a very weak hadeeth that’s often quoted, the first 10 nights of Ramadan are for mercy, the second 10 are forgiveness, and the third 10 are redemption. Aside from the fact that the chain of the hadeeth is broken, the concept is also problematic since it implicitly justifies the laziness many people carry themselves with through the first two thirds of Ramadan waiting for the redemption part. In truth, the entire month is mercy, forgiveness, and redemption.

In fact, in an amazing authentic hadeeth, the Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wa salam) said, “At every breaking of the fast, Allah has people whom He redeems from the fire.” [Ahmad]

SubhanAllah can you imagine, EVERY night some people are written as those who will be protected from the fire?!

Why is this so important: The Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wa salam) and his companions (may Allah be pleased with them) frequently emphasized the importance of treating every moment as your last. So with that, we have the narrations such as “pray as if it is your last prayer”, “actions are judged by their ending”, etc.

As such, we should fast every day as if it is our last fast and hope that on each special night, we are amongst those written from the redeemed!”

- Shaykh Omar Suleiman

“You must convince your heart that whatever Allah has decreed is most appropriate and most beneficial for you.” — Imam al-Ghazali 
 
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“You must convince your heart that whatever Allah has decreed is most appropriate and most beneficial for you.” 

— Imam al-Ghazali 

 

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The 3 T’s of success

Tawakul (trust in Allah)
Taqwah (fear of Allah)
Tawbah (repentance to Allah).


Don’t let this Ramadan be just a holiday of rituals. Don’t finish reading the Quran without it transforming you. Don’t feed your body at suhoor, but starve your heart of Qiyam. Don’t reduce this downpour of mercy to just a month of sweets and lavish iftars. Seek Him, you will find. Take a sincere step towards change, transformation, redemption. If you do, you will find Him in front of you. Find Him this month. He’s been there all along. Closer than your jugular vein. Look and you’ll find. Walk and you’ll arrive.

- Yasmin Mogahed

A Powerful must watch Film! #Dear #Mum
Do we really appreciate what our Mothers have done for us since the very day we were born. I know I can never repay my mother for what she went through, the least I must do is try to show her the respect and love she deserves…

"And We have enjoined upon man [care] for his parents. His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years. Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination." Quran 31:14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j69EycXERQ&feature=c4-overview&list=LLxBR44IXdJY0gsfHcIDMQuQ

The greatest gift God can give to Man after faith is intellect.

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'Abdur-Rahman ibn ’Ali ibn Jafar al-Jawzi 

from Suhaib Webb’s Halaqah 13/5/3

 | Why you will love Islam | 2013 | A Sydney Response to the Anti-Islam hate campaign - YouTube

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Feb 8
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As to those who believe and work righteous deeds, they have, for their entertainment, the Gardens of Paradise,
Wherein they shall dwell (for aye): no change will they wish for from them.

- Quran: Surah Al-Kahf, Verse 107-108

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Jan 4

Friday Khutba Points

 Friday Khutba with Zac Matthews on Suicide Prevention in Australia.

  • "180 attempts everyday trying to commit suicide"
  • "more commit suicide than the road toll".
  • Stress, family hardship, monetary, social factors leads to this phenomenon.
  • Muslims are at risk of suicide, particularly with the social pressures of being a muslim in this day and age.
  • Engage in open communication on mental health.
  • Allah swt says “Allah swt will not burden a soul with anymore than what they can bear” and “hardship and difficulty is part of this journey, Allah swt will test you with fear hunger and and your lives, give glad tidings to those who are patient”.
  • Allah swt will wipe out sins if you are patient.
  • Allah swt says “do not use your own hands to contribute to your death” as this is the road to hellfire. Life is short in this dunya (world). Islam prevents suicide by making it haram, promotes patience, never give up and rely on Allah swt.
  • Faith hope and reliance upon Allah are always the only options for a muslim.
  • Replace toxic or deviant friends and surroundings with righteous and pursue natural happiness and joy: help someone even those weak and vulnerable amongst us.
  • He also mentioned that fixing the cause is not only spiritual. Mentioned suicide hotline and use of qualified doctors ALONG with spiritual correction.
  • Dua “Oh Allah we hope for your Mercy don’t leave us alone even for a single second and set us on the right path.” Ameen.

(Source: thejourneyofaleader)

The Arab boys of old…

influenced by their mothers, were one of the most respectable breeds of people among the globe. They had respect and character instilled in them and, most importantly, they treated women correctly.

Those mothers would teach them, before they even looked at a woman, proper manners and etiquette and respect when interacting with the opposite gender. Only then would they be allowed to be in the same room as each other, even as kids.

And ihtiram was taught. There was no giving ‘signals’ nor was there any room for disrespect.

And these mothers brought their sons over here, outside of Arabia where people would only show you as much face as you were prepared to give them, and brought them to a place where it was either the Devil or the Parent bringing up the child. But the mothers lost their purpose in Bab el-hara and other Drama TV series; and the fathers were too busy working 80 hour weeks to provide for their family.

I won’t maintain bickering and complaining about this shitty generation we live in, because it’s wrong to look down upon those who simply sin differently than you. Instead, let’s ensure the future generations revert back to their Arab roots, back to their Muslim and Christian foundations; and God willing we’ll no longer need to talk about the rat-tailed men who never grew up, lurking at 11pm outside Bankstown station, or the retarded… okay I’ll stop now.

Keep this in your mind when you have kids. Please.

(Source: muslimleaders)

Christmas Greetings for Muslims - completely summarised

Merry christmas X

Happy New Year X

Have a great holiday 

Enjoy your christmas 

i hope you have a lovely day today ✓

Enjoy your holidays 

GO SCREW YOURSELF YOU DISGUSTING KUFFAR X

(Source: muslimleaders)