One woman defied the oppression of Pharaoh. She stood up to his crimes in a wise and calculated manner, she worked against his tyranny, by defying the genocide Pharaoh was committing, by protecting her asset, her son, Musa (may Allah be pleased with him). Can you imagine the love of this mother? For nine months she bore her child, she experienced its growth on a daily basis and with each kick she fell in love with her baby, her beloved. 

"Indeed, Pharaoh exalted himself in the land and made its people into factions, oppressing a sector among them, slaughtering their [newborn] sons and keeping their females alive. Indeed, he was of the corrupters." - Qur’an: 28:4

She hid her pregnancy, because Pharaoh was fearful his reign on his self acclaimed ‘holy’ land will come to an end, due a prophecy foretold in his dream. 

Then she couldn’t keep up the act, and the mother of Musa almost lost sight of her goal due to the love for her child, but when she did, she put her trust in God and He increased her faith.

Her son was Musa the liberator of the oppressed. This is the result of complete and utter trust in God. 

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  • Confidence is a great boost for our self-esteem. When the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was attacked, maligned and fought he stood his ground. 

    In reality, due to his confidence, his knowledge and self-restraint he was always in control, always. We can learn a lesson from the sunnah of the Prophet (salAllahu ‘alayhi wassallam) and use his example to remain intact, emotionally, physically and spiritually. His confidence was coupled with a genuine care and concern for the wider community, which is what, made him such a profound example. He cared, he really did. 

    In life we may come across individuals who lack compassion, kindness and are relentless that their way is the right way. Through these experiences we can learn from the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and his life.

    1) Success came from understanding the Qur’an: Gain knowledge through the Qur’an, and his (salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) example. The Qur’an is a source, which is coupled by the experiences of the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam). Sadly, we have taken it as a sacred text with an overly knowledge based approach, which is removed from the personal experience we go through. 

    2) Compassion won hearts, and harshness would have driven them away: Allah (subhanahu wa ta ‘ala) says: “O Messenger of Allah! It is a great Mercy of God that you are gentle and kind towards them; for, had you been harsh and hard-hearted, they would all have broken away from you” - [Quran: 3:159]. 

    We have many young people who are driving others away from Islam, Muslims and Non-Muslims alike, but they forget that it was the compassion and understanding of the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) which gave Islam long term success, rather than becoming a movement. 

    3) Patience is key: The Messenger of Allah (salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) wasn’t hasty, he was patient, and because he knew and appreciated that victory will always come. 

    He said; “So be patient. Indeed, the promise of Allah is truth. And ask for forgiveness of your sin and exalt [Allah] with praise of your Lord in the evening and the morning.” [Qur’an: 40:55].

    These are just a few lessons from the sunnah which contributes a balanced outlook in life, rather than becoming hasty and harsh hearted, which are characteristics which lead Iblees to his disastrous fate.

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  • We are living in an era when our siblings, children and youngsters are becoming older, and as they embrace their future, it becomes difficult to have a say in their lives. In fact, for many it becomes harder to keep them in firm upon Islam. 

    We’re losing them to a way of life, which will bring them hardship, rather than happiness in this lifetime or the next. 

    Hence, tomorrow is an exceptionally special night, an odd an night. 

    When it comes to our community as always, tell our people to respect jumm’ah, to respect Ramadhan, to respect the ‘Eid salah, because it’s part of our faith, it’s a reminder than at least we’re safe, holding on to a string, that hopefully won’t break. 

    Still, if our community members, our family members fail take heed in these special times, then what shall we say about their faith? I can’t question it, but it’s of concern. Let us take the son of Nuh (may Allah be pleased with him) as an example, he gave da’wah to his son for years, but still he rejected his father’s cries, until the punishment came. When Nuh (may Allah be pleased with him) was safely on the ship he saw his son drowning and yelled out to him, he was hurting due to the love for his son. He wept for him, but still he rejected his calls.

    We have individuals in our households and communities who have a sense arrogance. They don’t care, they really don’t, regardless of what their parents advise them, or even what the Prophet (salAllahu ‘alayhi wassallam) says, because a love of this life has consumed them. 

    What shall we say to them? We love them, we want them to priorities their hereafter, but really, how shall we win them back?

    We need to call upon them with care and worry. Internalise it. It’s a terrifying thought that they will be accountable to Allah (subhanahu wa ta ‘ala), and be held accountable for their lack of attention.

    We need to be call upon them compassionately, and remind them that they rebelling against Allah (subhanahu wa ta ‘ala), and it will eventually catch up with them. 

    Tomorrow is a special night, use the 27th night to remind them that they need to be concerned about Allah and their future. 

    Remind them how much they mean to you, hoping that Allah (subhanahu wa ta ‘ala) will soften their hearts. 

    Talk to them about what really matters, what will make a lasting impact in their lives and the hearts of people, which is their faith. 

    These are special nights, and this is a perfect opportunity to have one to one discussions with our loves ones and remind them about the love of Allah.

    After you’ve done your part, stand to pray on these special nights and speak to Allah (subhanahu wa ta ‘ala) and call out to Him that you care, that you did your responsibility, and that He helps you in guiding your loved ones. 

    The issue is we have normalised that our communities don’t pray their prayers, however, even though we have become accustomed to this rebelling against Allah, does it make it okay? It needs to mean something to us and we need to call out to our sisters, brothers, fathers, mothers and daughters to stay true to their faith.

    Let us be concerned, let us save them from the fire, because it is true. The Prophets (may Allah be pleased with them) had children and lived in communities who did not believe, they rebelled, but they didn’t give up on them, they didn’t normalise their neglect. They called upon them to return back to Allah (subhanahu wa ta ‘ala) with love, because they knew they will be questioned about their flock.

    We need to nurture a concern in our hearts, because if we lack this concern, then we have to question our priorities, we are either lacking in concern or in faith. 

    Let us come together in our solicitude and when we do, be certain that Allah (subhanahu wa ta ‘ala) will navigate our families back to His path.

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  • When Pharaoh summoned his soldiers to intimidate, occupy and murder the male infants of Bani Israel, he forgot that leadership was not a privilege, far from it, leadership was a responsibility. Pharaoh made one grave mistake, he forgot who was really in charge. He forgot he was embarking on a mission which would end in a nightmare, because his intentions were full of corruption.

    He was temporarily given his reign, only to return back to to Allah, AlMuhsi, The Accounter, The One who counts every injustice committed to the oppressed.

    He forgot that Allah is AlBa’ith, The Raiser of the Dead, that every single child will rise on The Day of Judgement and ask the oppressors for what reason were they killed? Every mother will question, for what reason was she deprived?

    Was it greed, or power? Will there be any point of this glitter and glamour, when we’ll experience the blowing of the trumpet, and the shattering of the skies? What will speak for us on that day, except for our faith, persistence and kind treatment of others?

    The oppressors can plan, they can plot, but Allah is AlMuntaqim, and He will avenge every death, for He is fair, and those who fail to reflect upon their horrific actions will eventually be sorrowful due to their crimes.

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  • beardsandankles:

    IMPORTANT REQUEST

    Babar Ahmad is being sentenced in court in the US this Wednesday 16th July. He is looking at 25 years imprisonment.

    This is Ramadhan so PLEASE make dua that the sentence is minimum - Allah Almighty is controller of the hearts and all affairs.

    Babar has requested that anyone that knows him or anything about the case to make dua.

    Please share with others.

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  • As-salamu alaykum, I am currently facing difficulties in my life and kindly request your dua.JazakAllahu Khayran.
    AnonymousAsked by Anonymous

    wa ‘alaykumasslaam wa rahmatullah, may Allah ‘azza wa jal make your affairs easy for you, aameen! I will keep you in my du’a, insha Allah. :)