REFRESH!

My Prophet, OUR Prophet, My Muhammad, May Peace and blessings be upon him once said ” The Greatest Jihad, is to battle your own soul, to fight the evil within yourself. ”  
We can conquer the battle, as we all have the natural disposition, to DO good, BE good, WANT to be good, it’s just that there is always that whisper telling us, “we already good enough” or “tomorrow is a better day to start” – to recognize THAT voice, is half the battle won. 
Our Imaan, my Imaan, is weak, we have lots to do in this world to gain the best of Akhira, but how do we go about attaining the best results as weak creation? and Especially because we have this constant battle that occupies our hearts and minds?
Hit REFRESH!!
What I mean by this is, lets clean out our hearts so that when you invite Allah and Islam in to the beautiful walls of your heart, there is no reason to leave, Would you like to spend even one night in a crappy broken down hotel room? Didn’t think so ya’ll! So how can we invite this Islam in to our hearts when it may be cluttered with the filth and dust of the world which we carry with us? Ofcourse – we need to secure dunya, but our primary objective is securing the best of akhira, Inshallah. 
So when i say ” Hit Refresh” what I am saying, is turn to Allah, for Allah loves those who turn to Him. What I am saying, is that we should affirm our faith at every given opportunity, so that we become strong enough to battle the nafs and desires that distract us. 
Just as we find so much satisfaction in downing a refreshing drink on a hot summer’s day, let’s find that same satisfaction in this kalima, لآ اِلَهَ اِلّا اللّهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُوُل اللّهِ.  La ilaha illa-llah, Muhammadu-rasulu-llahThere is no Allah but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. Let’s make the intention, each and every day, that Ya Rab, we want to renew our faith today. Ameen! 
By removing all that is negative – La Ilaha, illa-allah and affirming that there is ONLY Allah, we can remove this love for dunya, and invite this love for Allah in to our hearts. And yes, we are weak, but if we keep refreshing and we keep turning back to Allah, we will be successful ameen, ya rab. This is love. Allah’s love. 
So arm yourself with intention to refresh, persevere with your nafs, use this kalima and keep turning to your Allah. And, Inshallah this battle will subside and we will be the victors of our nafs. 
Remember, the more we affirm our faith, and the closer we get to our Allah, the closer we are to our natural disposition and the easier it will be to fulfill our highest good, ameen ya Rabilaalimeen ❤

Under Construction but already packing the closet…

Assalamu’Alaikum!

 المحاسبه

 

On that Day will men proceed in groups, sorted out, to be shown their Deeds. Then shall anyone who has done an atom’s weight of good, see it! And anyone who has done an atom’s weight of evil, shall see it.” (Qur’an 99:6-8)

While this site and the necessary are under construction, I couldn’t help but unpack a few of my “things”. To be quite honest – I have no idea how this bloggin’ thing works, but here goes. So let’s talk about today, 12 August 2014.

Did you know it is encouraged to reflect about the happenings of your day as a form of Sunnah? 

Yes indeed – self inventory or Muhasabah is a term most of us either ignore or are unaware of. Howwwwever…lets delve into what this entails, I mean it is a simple task, you probably do it without even realising it. So lets start by gaining some reward for the acts of our subconscious minds – ” Oh My Creator in accordance with the Sunnah of our beloved Nabi Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him), I take account and reflect on the day, Grant me the ability to monitor my actions and to act in accordance with your word, Ameen, Ya Rab”

Essentially, Muhasaba is to reflect upon and account for your actions. If we look at every second we live as a blessing from the Almighty and that by Allah’s grace we were allowed to breath in that second, should we not be grateful for this blessing? The least we could do is monitor how we use the time we have been given.

What did I do today? Could I have done it better, in a way that my Allah would be pleased with me? Did I pray my Salaah? Did I deserve my salary today? Have I fulfilled my worldly, religious and spiritual duties? Have I prepared for the Hereafter? 

If we fail to monitor our actions, how will we know if we falter? It’s like updating your client on a monthly basis, the only way he can judge your current performance is by referring to your previous actions. Forget that – #selfie ! is it not at all possible to inspect inner selves the way we inspect our selfies before posting them? #ithinkYES

Its a simple exercise, from which, we will gain a reward, Insha’Allah. By taking account of our days, seeking forgiveness for our sins & shortcomings, Thanking Allah for His blessings and asking Him for a better tomorrow.Surely we are capable…

Lets be mindful of our actions and revive a forgotten Sunnah. Let us present only good on That day [Judgment day] Ameen, Ya Rab

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