Archive for June, 2007

A conversation with Allah!

Posted in Stories on June 29, 2007 by Muslimah

(Something deep to think about) 

 

One day, I woke early in the morning to watch the sunrise. Ah the beauty of
Allah’s creation is beyond description. As I watched, I praised Allah for
His beautiful work. As I sat there, I felt his presence with me. He asked
me, “Do you love me?”
I answered, “Of course! You are my Lord!”

Then He asked, “If you were physically handicapped, would you still love
me?”

I was perplexed. I looked down upon my arms, legs and the rest of my body
and wondered how many things I wouldn’t; be able to do, the things that I
took for granted.

And I answered, “It would be tough, but I would still love You.”

Then the Lord said, “If you were blind, would you still love my creation?”

How could I love something without being able to see it? Then I thought of
all the blind people in the world and how many of them still loved God and
His creation. So I answered, “Its hard to think of it, but I would still
love you.”

The Lord then asked me, “If you were deaf, would you still listen to my
word?”

How could I listen to anything being deaf? Then I understood. Listening to
Allah’s Word is not merely using our ears, but our hearts. I answered, “It
would be tough, but I would still listen to Your word.”

The Lord then asked, “If you were mute, would you still praise My Name?”

How could I praise without a voice? Then it occurred to me: Allah wants us
to pray from our very heart and soul. And praising Allah is not always with
a prayer, but when we are persecuted, we give Allah praise with our words of
thanks. So I answered, “Though I could not physically pray, I would still
praise Your Name.

And the Lord asked, “Do you really love Me?”

With courage and a strong conviction, I answered boldly,”Yes Lord! I love
You because You are the one and true God!”

I thought I had answered well, but…

God asked, “THEN WHY DO YOU SIN?”

I answered, “Because I am only human. I am not perfect.” “THEN WHY IN TIMES
OF PEACE DO YOU STRAY THE FURTHEST? WHY ONLY IN TIMES OF TROUBLE DO YOU PRAY THE EARNEST?”

No answers. Only tears.

The Lord continued: “Why only pray at mosques? Why seek Me only in times of
worship? Why ask things so selfishly? Why ask things so unfaithfully?”

The tears continued to roll down my cheeks. “Why are you ashamed of Me? Why
are you not spreading the good news? Why in times of persecution, you cry to
others when I offer My shoulder to cry on? Why make excuses when I give you
opportunities to serve in My Name?”

I tried to answer, but there was no answer to give.

“You are blessed with life. I made you not to throw this gift away. I have
blessed you with talents to serve Me, but you continue to turn away. I have
revealed My Word to you, but you do not gain in knowledge. I have spoken to
you but your ears were closed. I have shown My blessings to you, but your
eyes were turned away. I have sent you servants, but you sat idly by as they
were pushed away. I have heard your prayers and I have answered them all.”

“DO YOU TRULY LOVE ME ?”

I could not answer. How could I? I was embarrassed beyond belief. I had no
excuse. What could I say to this? When I my heart had cried out and the
tears had flowed, I said, ” Please forgive me Lord. I am unworthy to be Your
servant.”

The Lord answered, ” That is My Grace, My servant.”

I asked, ” Then why do you continue to forgive me? Why do You love me so?”

The Lord answered, ” Because you are My creation. You are my servant. I will
never abandon you. When you cry, I will have compassion and cry with you.
When you shout with joy, I will laugh with you. When you are down, I will
encourage you. When you fall, will raise you up.

When you are tired, I will carry you. I will be with you till the end of
days, and I will love you forever.”

A dream that changed my life.. (Hijab story)

Posted in *My Thoughts*, Only for Muslim Women on June 25, 2007 by Muslimah

 

 

Before I begin this story, I want to say a brief introduction to who I was before. I never wore hijab and it never came to my mind. I was another person back then… and here is how I changed to who I am now, how my world switched to the better … this is the dream that changed my life completely…

It all began on a Wednesday morning…

It’s a normal day, like any other day… and it was time to go to sleep. Let’s say it was about 3.30 in the morning. I had a dream that came to me that removed me from the darkness and brought me to the light.

In the dream… here he was, a man covered with light but his face did not show, whispered in my ears and I still hear his voice in my head!!! He was saying “you’re going to die tomorrow”, nearly three times in a row, it’s like he’s certain that tomorrow is my day.  I felt scared and shocked also! When I woke up, “Sobhan Allah” it was immediately the fajir prayer, “Allahoo Akbar”.

 

 

The day I wore the hijab… I found out that something was missing in my life and I finally found it. It was a day ill never forget! I will never forget the experience that I had and how my life had changed after wearing it. The hijab made me feel pure and special “Subhan Allah.” I do not want to remember my old life but “ilhamdulilah” Allah saved me from the darkness. People should not live as if they are going to live forever; no one knows when his day will come, only Allah Subhana Wata’ala.

 

 

I ran to my father and told him somebody was talking to me and I saw him but of course he did not believe me. He said “read surat Al-Kursi and say Besmelah and return back to sleep”. The next day, my father told me lets go out but I told him I will not go out unless wearing a hijab. At that time, my dad was against the hijab and refused to let me wear it but I wore it anyway. I knew what i was doing was right and I knew someday my dad will understand me.

 

 

 

Praying underwater?!?!

Posted in Islamic Images on June 22, 2007 by Muslimah

Sobhan ALLAH… A diver praying under water!!
 

Until when..??

Posted in *My Thoughts* on June 20, 2007 by Muslimah

Until When????

Written by: MUSLIMAH

Can you please answer me? Answer my questions… answer my thoughts…
I’m confused… lost… my head is filled with unsolved questions…misplaced ideas…!
Until when… fear is in our hearts, broken dreams, an unexpected future loaded with nightmares…until when will we cry?? When will we stop?? When will this life change??….. Is there end to tears???

Can you see the world? Can you see what’s happening around us…what’s happening everywhere… here… and there…! Is it only the wars, bombing and terrorism? Or is there something we don’t understand? … Lies? Hate? Pain? Is it… why are we crying and our world is filled with darkness… filled with sorrow…! How come political issues… that are talked between “well-known” individuals… kills innocent people???

Why is our religion “ISLAM” is being punished? Do we deserve to be called terrorists… when we are actually not? Do we deserve to see death everyday in front of our eyes… just because other religions believe we are the enemies and we aim to destroy the world? How come? People dieing everyday… children starving…families are getting separated…!! Is this what “they” call “HUMANITY”?????

How can I express what’s in my heart? What I see on TV… what people talk about every now and then… what’s in our mind even when we sleep…!! Our tears will stay in our eyes…waiting for a day of sunshine… to smile…to begin a new life…to have faith for building a better future…!!!

Who will answer our call??? It’s praying to ALLAH…who will show us a bright day…an end to our sadness…an end to all this hate…!

So keep faith…that this day will come…a day that tears will be dried… tears will go forever… tears will be switched to smiles… a day we waited for a long time… freedom…peace.. and love! AT LAST……. …… ……

But when…..when???…. Until when????

By: Muslimah

Change my dead heart..!!!

Posted in Islamic Poems on June 18, 2007 by Muslimah

 

Wash all the filth away and change my dead heart
Make me alive again give me a fresh start

So change my heart please and wash the filth away
Don’t leave me drowning here alone and astray

I spent my life running away from you
and now i have nowhere to turn except you

I turn to you and i am begging you to be saved
and change me into an obedient slave

Wash all the filth away and change my dead heart
Make me alive again give me a fresh start.

I have been doing all my life what i craved
Shaitan and nafs have always had me enslaved

I am ashamed that i have broken your rules
worshipped my nafs and pure ignorant fools

but now i know the path leading me to thee
I bow to you and am asking you to help me

Wash all the filth away and change my dead heart
Make me alive again give me a fresh start

I wish your name to be engraved in my heart
I will be grateful to you. Change this dead heart.

My heart is dark and so my eyes remain dry
Hypocrisy and hubris won’t let me cry

I’m at your door and begging you let me in!
Don’t push me back to my hopeless life of sin

So change my heart please and forgive my sins this day
Dont leave me drowning here alone and astray

Wash all the filth away and change my dead heart
Make me alive again give me a fresh start

Dua’a cards

Posted in Arabic cards, Dua'a, Islamic Cards on June 18, 2007 by Muslimah

 

 

 

يا مسلمين يا كل انسان ينبض قلبه بالرحمة

Posted in *My Thoughts* on June 17, 2007 by Muslimah
LOOK AT THOSE POOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN NIGERIA.. WHO DON’T EVEN HAVE A
TINY BREAD OR A DROP OF WATER SO THEY CAN LIVE!!! AND HERE IN KUWAIT
WE HAVE EVERYTHING.. AND WE CAN’T EVEN SAY “IL7AMDELAH”
 
Can I say everything? Can I express every little emotion in my heart?
I don’t think so. I learned a lot, that life is not
just to live, and have fun, nor to have a fancy car or the new type of mobile in the market.
Life is bigger than that, actually greater, filled with things to learn about. But where are
the people who will listen? Because we live in a world filled with fashion, money,
and come on lets show off! But what I saw had told me that life is filled with other things…

What do I mean? The world is filled with children, who never tasted the food we eat,
filled with children without clothes, without those new trends in the Marina shops!
J
ust LOOk!

العشرات يموتون يوميًا وهم يتساءلون: أين إخواننا في الدين؟ ولماذا لا يغيثوننا من الهلاك؟! وكيف تمتلىء موائدهم بالطعام، وبطوننا فارغةٌ حتى من كسرةٍ خبزٍ ناشفة!
People here in our country lives a life just full of laughter, never thinking that someone
in this world had never smiled! It’s not only “starbucks”, “burger king”..yea lets eat..
but actually there is someone out there who didnt even tasted those things!!
COME ON PEOPLE… can’t you see..!?
هذا كله فلنتأمل أخي وأختي حالنا نحن: منذ أول قرصة جوعٍ في البطن، تمتد أيدينا لسماعة الهاتف كي نطلب وجبةً من مطعم، أو تتجه أرجلنا نحو المطبخ فتجد في الأدراج والثلاجة كل ما لذ وطاب
Why can’t we just try to forget the way our life is designed, why not change it to
something better! Try to think that actually there is someone in this world, that doesn’t have
what we have. Try to help them in a way that will make you feel better from the inside
rather than the outside.
They just live a life of loneliness, far from our real world. Their world is
filled with broken dreams, an unexpected future, a destroyed world, waiting to be
renewed again.
But I would like to send a small message, from a pure heart, a heart of a child, to everyone,
that life is not worth just going out, having fun, waiting for new styles of mobile phones
but actually there are people out there waiting for help, who can’t even come to our world
and can’t have the things we have. Try to think of them, and imagine if you were in their
place, how will you feel?
لست أفضل منهم، ولكنه اختبار من الله لنا ولهم, { وَمَآ أَرْسَلْنَا فِي قَرْيَةٍ مِّن نَّبِيٍّ إِلاَّ أَخَذْنَا أَهْلَهَا بِالْبَأْسَآءِ وَالضَّرَّآءِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَضَّرِّعُونَ }
صدق الله العظيم