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Persevering for His Pleasure

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 10:52

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem 

As salaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

I come from South Asia, from a country named Bangladesh. Alhamdulillah, I was born to a Muslim family who are Sayyids (from the blessed family of Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam]) by blood. However, my family was not practicing Deen completely. They performed the five daily salaah and tried to earn a halaal income, but they never emphasized on the complete Islamic life since they didn’t know any better.

Since I was ten, I was very fond of complete purdah, but I didn’t know its significance in our Deen and how should I start. Six years later, during Ramadhaan, I felt as if my heart was broken and I was disconnected from Allah Ta‘ala. Therefore, I would perform a lot of salaah, recite Surah Yaseen every morning and cry to Allah Ta‘ala for help. Allah Ta‘ala accepted my pleading and He inculcated the desire in my heart to learn more about Deen.

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Pleased with His Decree

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Monday, 30 July 2018 09:06

(Sayyidah Maryam [‘alaihas salaam] – Part Six)

Sayyidah Maryam (‘alaihas salaam) realized that in conceiving Nabi ‘Isa (‘alaihis salaam), there was a test for her, as people would notice that she was expecting and would ask who had fathered the child. However, she placed her trust in Allah Ta‘ala and accepted that this was His decision.

The first person to notice that Sayyidah Maryam (‘alaihas salaam) was expecting was her cousin, Yusuf bin Ya’qoob Najjaar. Since he was well aware of the piety and chastity of Sayyidah Maryam (‘alaihas salaam), and everyone knew that she was unmarried, he was extremely surprised to see that she was expecting a child.

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Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

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Saturday, 04 August 2018 10:40

Tasty and fun no matter how old you are.

Beat the following ingredients until they form crumbs:

70 g butter

210 g flour

250 g castor sugar

1 Tbsp baking powder

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Share and Care

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Thursday, 26 July 2018 09:48

Ask our Children:

Should we share what we have with others, or should we keep everything for ourselves?

Now tell them the story:

Bilaal was a boy who was very greedy and would never share with people. When visitors came to his home and their children wanted to play with his toys, he would shout, “NO! IT’S MINE!” and would refuse to let them play with any of his toys. Also, when he had a chocolate or a packet of chips, he would not share with anyone! He would shout, “IT’S MINE!” Because he never ever shared with anyone, the other children in his school wouldn’t like to play with him or sit with him.

One day, when Bilaal came to school, he realized that he forgot his food at home! When it was break time, he watched in misery as all the other children took their food out of their bags and began to eat. He was so hungry, that his stomach was rumbling away like a tractor “Grrrrrrr!”

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Open Eight Doors of Jannah

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Thursday, 19 July 2018 10:11

‘Umar bin Khattaab (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Whoever performs a perfect wudhu and thereafter recites the following du‘aa, eight doors of Jannah will open for him, and he may enter from whichever door he wishes:

أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَّا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ اَللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِيْ مِنَ التَّوَابِيْنَ وَاجْعَلْنِيْ مِنَ الْمُتَطَهِّرِيْنَ

I testify that there is no deity besides Allah, who is alone, without any partner, and I testify that Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is His servant and messenger. O Allah! Make me from among those who constantly repent, and make me from among those who are pure! (Sunan Tirmizi #55)

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