Spirituality

Allah knows

When you feel all alone in this world

And there’s nobody to count your tears

Just remember, no matter where you are

Allah knows

When you carrying a monster load

And you wonder how far you can go

With every step on that road that you take

Allah knows

No matter what, inside or out

There’s one thing of which there’s no doubt

Allah knows

And whatever lies in the heavens and the earth

Every star in this whole universe

Allah knows

When you find that special someone

Feel your whole life has barely begun

You can walk on the moon, shout it to everyone

Allah knows

When you gaze with love in your eyes

Catch a glimpse of paradise

And you see your child take the first breath of life

Allah knows

When you lose someone close to your heart

See your whole world fall apart

And you try to go on but it seems so hard

Allah knows

You see we all have a path to choose

Through the valleys and hills we go

With the ups and the downs, never fret never frown

Allah knows

Every grain of sand,

In every desert land, He knows.

Every shade of palm,

Every closed hand, He knows.

Every sparkling tear,

On every eyelash, He knows.

Every thought I have,

And every word I share, He knows.

Allah knows.

 

Another Prayer in solitude 

Lord, the night is gone. The dawn has lighted the sky. How I long to know if You accepted or rejected my prayers. Comfort me, Lord, for only you can comfort this state of mine. You gave me life and nurtured me; Yours is all the praise. If You would ever drive me away from Your door, I would never abandon it for the sake of Your love, which I carry in my heart.

Bedtime Prayers

In Thy name, Lord, I lay me down and
in Thy name will I rise up…

O God,
Thou art the first and before Thee there is nothing;
Thou art the last and after Thee there is nothing;

Thou art the outmost and above Thee there is nothing;
Thou art the inmost and below Thee there is nothing….

Waken me, O God, in the hour most pleasing to Thee
and use me in the works most pleasing to Thee,
that Thou mayest bring me ever nearer to Thyself.

One day a small opening appeared on a cocoon; a man sat and watched for the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seems to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could not go any further. So the man decided to help the butterfly: he took a pair of scissors and opened the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily.But it had a withered body, it was tiny and shrivelled wings.

The man continued to watch because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would open, enlarge and expand, to be able to support the butterfly’s body, and become firm. Neither happened!

In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a withered body and shrivelled wings. It never was able to fly.

What the man, in his kindness and his goodwill did not understand was the the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening, were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings, so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If God allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as we could have been. Never been able to fly.

I asked for Strength… and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom…and God gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity… and God gave me a Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage… and God gave me obstacles to overcome.
I asked for Love… and God gave me Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors… and God gave me Opportunities.

“I received nothing I wanted but I received everything that I needed”

 

Your prayers should be for a healthy mind in a healthy body.

O Lord! thou knowest how busy I must be this day; if I forget thee, do not thou forget me.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.

Four characteristics pertain to the practices of the Prophets (Messengers): Modesty, use of perfume, use of siwak, and marriage. (Hadith)

Note: Siwak or miswak is a natural toothbrush prepared from roots or branches of various trees and bushes. The most common and beneficial is that of the root of the Salvadora Persica.

A man served God for seventy years and then committed a sin which canceled the merit of his service. Afterwards he gave a loaf of bread to a poor man, so God pardoned his sin and gave him back the merit of his seventy years’ service. His alms are vain who does not know that his need of the reward for giving is greater than the poor man’s need of the gift. (Muslim Saying)

A basket full of bread sits on your head; yet you go from door to door begging for crusts. Attend to your own head. Knock on your heart’s door. (Rumi)

Practice what you have learned, for theory without practice is like a spirit without a body. One who is content with learning alone is not learned, for the truly learned seeks more than mere words. Divine guidance entails self-mortification, without which contemplation is unattainable. (Al-Hujwiri)

Allah tries his chosen people through many hardships, but those who persevere through adversity, surrendering themselves before the will of Allah, shall be blessed with a superb reward. (Hadith)

Once a rich merchant, seeing Rabi’a’s house falling into disrepair, gave her a thousand pieces of gold and a new house. …Immediately she returned the money to the merchant and said, “I fear I will become attached to this house and will no longer be able to occupy myself with the other world. My only desire is to be of service to God.” (Rabi’a)


Do not strut proudly on account of your good deeds. Do not let pride waylay you. When you deem yourself holier than others, know that you have fallen into grave error because in your pride you believed yourself equal to God. (Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani)

Blessed are the ones who rely on Allah and have surrendered themselves before His will, who are grateful in prosperity and patient in adversity. (Muslim saying)

You will not be able to give anyone happiness by means of your wealth, so do it by means of a cheerful countenance and good humor. (Hadith)

The rank of a man of silence is better than divine service for sixty years. (Hadith)

Ye have indeed in the Apostle of Allah a beautiful pattern of conduct to follow. (33:21)

Fear is like a candle whose flame helps a person distinguish goodness from evil; and fear of God allows a person to turn away from evil. Those who fear mere creatures flee from them; but those who fear God flee to Him. (Rabi’a)

Good humor and character is manifested in a cheerful face, generous giving, and not imposing one’s problems on others.
(Hasan Al-Basr)

What is with you will vanish, what is with Allah will endure.(16:96)

Blessed are the ones who rely on Allah and have surrendered themselves before His will, who are grateful in prosperity and patient in adversity. (Prophet Muhammad pbuh)

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