Surah Al-‘Asr is a fascinating surah because it sort of sets the blueprint and the cycle of a believer’s life. Think about it:
1. By time, وَالعَصرِِ
2. Indeed the mankind is in lose, إِنَّ الإِنسٰنَ لَفى خُسرٍ
3. Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience. إِلَّا الَّذينَ ءامَنوا وَعَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ وَتَواصَوا بِالحَقِّ وَتَواصَوا بِالصَّبرِ
A person’s *lifetime* seems to follow a certain pattern: We are all in loss and in danger of losing our Hereafter - except for the believer. But when belief enters your heart, you naturally start doing deeds of righteousness. But then belief can’t stay suppressed in your heart and so you advise others and enjoin goodness - most importantly, you stand up for the Truth. And the moment you stand up for the Truth in this world, is the moment you will need to gather all the patience you can to overcome the obstacles that will no doubt come your way. This is because men and women of truth are tested and they are often fought by those who are still in lingering in loss from amongst Mankind… Subhan’Allah.
It is no wonder that the likes of Imam al-Shafi’i used to say “If nothing else but this (Surah Al-’Asr) were to be revealed, then it would have been enough for them as guidance and righteousness.”
Today is the first day of the month of Sha’ban, the month before the coming of the month of Ramadan insha’Allah. The coming of this month reminds us even more the approach of Ramadan, the holy month awaited by all. This is an opportunity to prepare Ramadan through the month of Sha’ban in the obedience of Allah by the example of our prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) who fasted during this month. You can also prepare, insha’Allah, by increasing the dhikr of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى), by reading Quran and by fasting. This will allow (بإذن الله) to welcome Ramadan with more faith, piety & with a peaceful heart !
first calligraphy on my new drawing book - “كن فيكون” (Be, and it is) - quranic term
salam aleykoum wa rahmatoullah wa barakatouh beautiful ummah (:
each day, ii will post an islamic value on the profound teachings of prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم). there will be 48 in total in sha Allah, so stay tuned (:
the first one above is
๑۩۞۩๑ S P I R I T U A L I T Y ๑۩۞۩๑
The prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said :
“ wealth does not come from having great riches ; true wealth is contentment of the soul ” (Sahih Boukhari, Sahih Muslim)
“no matter where you may be, dead is going to reach you, even if you are in lofty towers” (surah an-nissa | verse 78)
There is no escape from death and the above verse states this fact clearly
and explicitly. Many of us rarely pause to think about the reality of death.
We believe that we have come to live in this world for a very long time and
that death is meant for others.
Remember : life is a bridge, cross over it, but build no house on it
"A coincidence could be better than a thousand meeting."
Both the Quran and the traditions of Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, make it clear that Islam considers time to a very valuable resource. Believers are encouraged to be conscious of time, to recognise its importance and to organise it wisely. If human beings do not waste or abuse time, but rather think of it as a blessing from God then they have every reason to hope for success both in this life and in the hereafter.
“By Al-’Asr (the time). Verily, man is in loss. Except those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth and recommend one another to patience.” (Quran 103)
Prophet Muhammad instructed his followers and thus the believers to know and value the importance of time in the following traditions. Humankind will remain standing on the Day of Resurrection until he is asked about four things: his life and how he spent it, his youth and how he used it up, his property and how he acquired and managed it and his knowledge and how he utilized it.
Sadly, many Muslims do not pray or fulfil the conditions of the prayer, despite its importance. The purpose of prayer is to strengthen your relationship with God; to be grateful for all His blessings; and to remind yourself of His Greatness. Just as the body requires physical needs, such as food and water, the soul requires spiritual needs, nourished by acts of worship, the most important of which is prayer. It could be that the body of a person is healthy but the person is spiritually dead.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
“The comparison of one who remembers Allah and one who does not, is like that of the living and the dead.”
& Allah says,
“O you who believe! Respond to (the call of) Allah and His Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life.” - Qur’an 8:24
pray before they pray on you
so ii found this picture on tumblr (the first one on top), & ii realised that ii couldn’t relate myself to any of those “wonderwomen” because i’m a hijabii. so, i’ve decided to transform the third one from the left because her index finger is raised as if she was doing tawhid (gesture of monotheism in Islam) haha, perfect match ! (:
so to all my hijabis, never let anything put you aside because WE also are WONDERWOMEN ! xo
You’re a masterpiece - how were you created by mistake?