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Posted in Qur'an on December 15, 2012
It was the practice of the pious predecessors to recite Quran before starting off their day in order to gain more blessings in their day. And if they had more to do then they would recite more Quran so that they can increase the blessings.
SubhanAllah.. amazing insight. It makes sense why they got so much done in the day and why we on the other hand – even with our fast-everything lifestyle – fail to find time to do the things that are important to us.
The secret formula? Not extra time.
Posted in Character on December 1, 2012
Just heard a very disturbing story first hand, whereby a revert sister went through a difficult time in her life which caused her Eman to decrease and as a result caused her to remove her hijab.
The sad thing was that her Muslim friends decided to tell her off and desert her instead of sticking by her and practising the very essence of sisterhood.
SubhanAllah.. May Allah forgive and grant us understanding.
To my dear Muslim sisters, remember to never judge anyone. This is only up to Allah. We do not know what caused people to do what they are doing, what was their situation and what was the root cause.
Remember that when advising someone we do so in the best possible way as the Prophet (saw) taught us and harshness often does more harm then good.
And most importantly remember that your practising of Islam is a blessing from Allah and being given such blessing should not make us arrogant for Allah may forgive a person for their ignorance and punish you for your arrogance.
Finally, if this has happened to you and your Muslim friends were not there to support you when you needed them then do not despair, know that Allah is always there for you. Never fall into the trap of judging the beautiful teachings of Islam by the actions of the people who practise it.
Once upon a time when I used to go pray Taraweeh prayers, they were different. I found myself getting bored, staring at the carpet at times and getting a bit frustrated at other times – why? Simply because I didn’t understand what the Imam was reciting. Though his voice was beautiful, I really wanted to understand what he was saying but being a non-Arabic speaker, I only knew how to read the Quran, not understand it and I felt really left out especially when the Imam recited some verses that caused him and people to tears… everyone except me of course ( unless I cried because I didn’t understand anything! lol – joking 😛 )
I am sure many can relate to my experiences, so from that frustration of not understanding, I prayed to Allah that he granted me the ability to understand his words. I didn’t know how, where, the way to go about but I just asked Allah for it.
And one thing lead to another, I got into learning more Arabic, Quran etc and fast forward a few Ramadans and things are completely different! Alhamdulilah, my taraweeh today is completely different to my experience then and its something that I really look forward to daily because I understand so much more now! 🙂
No doubt, I still have a long way to go in my Quranic Arabic/Arabic in general – But if you find yourself in that same boat that I was in before then don’t lose hope. I totally understand what your going through.
What you need to do is make that sincere intention and ask Allah for it because he will open up a way for you even if you find yourself busy with so many things. You can do it, but only with Allah’s help.
Many people have asked me how and where I learn Arabic and Quran online so instead of just listing the links to the websites, I decided to create a post about this so I can also include in a few things that I have learned with learning Arabic (fusha/classical) through this mode.
Firstly, many of us would love to get that opportunity to go overseas to learn Arabic but not everyone gets the chance. So instead of dreaming, we should all do what we can within our capability to get closer to this goal. The good thing about having this attitude is that even if we do end up going overseas then at least we would know the basics of Arabic which many people who actually have gone overseas advise others to learn first.