Sometimes we do things without thinking. Without considering the aftermath. Without any wisdom…
Sometimes we just let go of our intellect and follow our emotions. Sometimes we forget our values and our very own statements and promises and run after our worldly desires.
These times, when we do all of the above mentioned, we’re really hurting none but ourselves. We’re only cheating our own selves out of what we know to be true.
Sometimes…all we want to do is stare into space and think and ponder over life. Over the little incidents here and there that never make sense…Over the coincidences that statistically seem out of this world…
“What are the chances?”, we may ask ourselves…
“Pretty good actually! Anything is possible…the one in a million is possible…with duaa!!“, my optimism replies 🙂
“Can dua’a heal my heart? What about my soul?”, we wonder many times…
“What are you waiting for! Start making duaa and find out for yourself!”, my thoughts respond…Besides, ألا بذكر الله تطمئن القلوب (Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest -13:28)
How can we protect ourselves from acting on impulse? From falling into holes our own faulty actions dug up for us?
One of the most amazing dua’as I’ve ever learned was: اللهم لا تكلني إلى نفسي طرفة عين
I have many more favorite dua’as but…if I started I fear I will never finish!
I’ve listened to Du’a: The Weapon of the Believer (by Sheikh Yasir Qadhi hafithahullah) many times before and it gets to me EVERY single time! I cannot count the times I sat quietly in the car, late at night in tears, and early in the morning with a smile, avoiding stepping outside into the world, attentively listening to the beauty and power of dua’a! “Just listen to a couple more minutes”, I always think to myself!! I love it mashaAllah!! I think its one of the most beneficial things I have ever stumbled upon walillahi alhamd!
If you would like to borrow the CDs from me, please let me know…
Note: it’s actually originally a book (which you can download from here) that Sheikh Yasir Qadhi wrote and later recorded, jazahu Allahu khairan!!
You can also listen to it here: (If you’re running short on time, listen to part 9 first…surely, it will get you hooked for some more inshaAllah 😉 )
I have recently fallen in love with Surat AshShams…and I have been meaning to write about it…and then, subhanaAllah, as always, the weekly reminder from Sh. Muhammad Al-Shareef arrived in my inbox with an excerpt from surat AshShams!! SubhanaAllah!! It happens everytime! Those emails arrive at the perfect time for the perfect state I am in!!
Undoubtedly, the one who purifies (their soul) has succeeded /
And the one who soiled (their soul) has certainly failed.
– Surat AshShams 92/9-10
[Lessons from this Verse]
What’s the goal in life? Is it just to collect materialistic
toys? Or is it .. to purify our souls? Yes.
We know that that is the right answer, but truthfully, what are
you doing about it? What more can you do, today!
For the next seven days, ask yourself daily, “What more can I do
today to purify my soul even more?”
With best wishes to see you succeed at the highest level!
– Muhammad Alshareef
This is not me writing about surat AshShams though…that post will come later inshaAllah 🙂
P.S. to get the email reminders: www.successinislam.com
Because to Him belongs everything…
Check it out, you won’t regret, inshaAllah: