“ALL OUR PRAYERS ARE GRANTED! “

There’s a common feeling that Allah doesn’t grant all our prayers (dua). I used to feel that way too. I used to wonder why I couldn’t get that very good job I always would pray for. Although I had the best grades at university, my mates were getting those better jobs and I couldn’t. I would spend nights praying and days searching, working very hard for no results.

I remember this very usual prayer I would make; “O Allah grant me a great job that makes me travel alot and keeps me very busy to avoid idleness and temptation by shaytaan”. As the years went by, I hoped for that job. But Allah made me a Technical High school teacher and at the same time, got me a part-time in a private university. Little did I notice His Rahma in these. I used to travel every week between 2 cities for these two jobs. Ungrateful as I now realise I was, I totally couldn’t realise that my prayer had been granted in the best way, His way. This continued for 3 years until I quit for further studies.

Today, I work in a MNC, at a position with so much travelling and I realize that Allah had granted that prayer I used to make about 10 years ago. It is when I looked at this situation that I realized Allah had granted that prayer 6 years ago, but my greed made me blind, unable to notice it. I regret not being grateful and thankful to Allah at that time. I missed the opportunity of being grateful to Allah for 6 years. But that now is the past. So, I praise Him for letting me realize that and giving me the opportunity to thank Him today. I seek forgiveness for my weaknesses and I don’t waste a sec to say Alhamdulillah!

The bottomline is for us to understand that all our prayers are granted the moment we finish saying “ameen”, but we need to be patient enough for our time to harmonize with Allah’s time for it to come real in our lives. It may come real our way or His way, but whatever way it comes real it certainly is the best way it could come real for us.
In our next story we shall visit the notion of Time Harmonization inshaa Allah.
Ma’assalam

“LET LIFE FLOW”

One of the BEST advice regarding life would be to just let it flow. You can’t really ever force life to go your way, no matter how hard you try. If something has to happen it will happen whether you like it or not. That’s just how it works. So instead of stressing about it, just let it go and relax. There are times when you just have to admit that LIFE takes you to your destination, YOU do not take life towards your destination. I’m not saying that you make no efforts at all. No. Make efforts. Do your best but after that let it go and let life flow. Wherever it takes you, accept it. Because that is where Allah wanted you to be. Enjoy with those who are good to you and avoid the rest.

Be happy. Be free. Relax.

Don’t let life bring you down. Smile  

“Everyone Is Laughing At You, Talking About You, That Kind Of Feeling You Get ….Like You’re An Alien”

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So up till O levels I was the cool kid, everything was normal. I was good in studies and everything. Then when I stepped into college life, everything changed. Like completely. Too many friends, going out to play snooker, coming home late and hardly ever studying. I had become very spoiled..

Then my friends betrayed me and started taking advantage of me, started using me for my money etc. After I realized that, I just stayed mostly at home, I was very disappointed. So I ignored almost everyone. Even myself. From then it was just me, Salah ( prayer) and my room. I even grew a beard, didn’t shave for a very long time. Like can you imagine a guy who had a thousand friends just locked himself in a room? But I had tried everyone and I had seen everything.

So one day I was in my bed crying withthe blanket covering me. Mama saw me, sat down and hugged me. She said “ Befriend Allah , pray to Him and everything will be alright”. It was nice, the feeling, like you don’t talk to anyone but you know someone is listening. You don’t see anyone, but you know someone is there. It’s very peaceful. I became very relaxed. It was like I had found a friend. In between all of this I tried to smoke, but trust me the first cigarette I smoked made me vomit and I never touched it again.
But after that I picked myself back up, prayed, studied and got back on track. So now I just keep to myself, spending most of my free time in my room, focusing on myself and my goals of becoming a doctor and helping others rather than wasting my time and peace of mind on those who aren’t true to me..

MESSAGE TO THE READERS:
Try to live a simple life, but don’t try to please everyone. Just find the true you and stick to it. Let society judge you because that’s the only thing it can do. Set your aims, try to stick to them and never give up.

Dua for sadness, depression, burdens

“O Allah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered by men.”

اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّي أَعْوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الهَـمِّ وَ الْحُـزْنِ، والعًجْـزِ والكَسَلِ والبُخْـلِ والجُـبْنِ، وضَلْـعِ الـدَّيْنِ وغَلَبَـةِ الرِّجال

 

 TIGHTS, JEANS & CHOORIDAR PAJAMAS

The Prophet (SAW) warned of some of the minor signs of the Hour, a time when their will be “women who will be dressed but naked.” Where the tightness of their clothes conceals nothing but the colour of their skin. He (SAW) said about such women “they will not enter Paradise and will not even smell the scent of Paradise, while it can be smelt from a far distance.”
[Sahih Muslim]

​It had been six years since they got Married

This is a beautiful story… 

It has been six years since they got Married , but the couple was not blessed with a child. One night the couple began to whisper to each other: “why don’t we have kids ? It has been more than six years by now.” I guess, there is a problem amongst us”. The whispering, eventually became noisy.

Without telling anyone, Ahmed and Maryam went to a doctor for consultation, and conduct the examination. The lab results revealed that Maryam is barren, while Ahmed does not have any problem and there is no hope for her to recover in the sense that no opportunity for her to conceive and have children.

Seeing the result, Ahmed though mentally disturbed still said: Praise be to God!

Ahmed entered the room alone at the doctor’s lab and allowed Maryam to wait in the waiting room.

Ahmed said to the doctor: “I’ll call my wife to enter the room, but, please, will you explain to her that the problem is with me, while she does not have any problem.”

He told the doctor to do as he said, but the doctor refused and was amazed. However, Ahmed insisted and the doctor finally agreed to do as he said.

Finally Ahmed called Maryam. She entered the doctor’s cabin and the doctor opened the envelope infront of her, then read it :” Oooh, Mr.Ahmed you are barren, while Maryam does not has any problem, and there is no hope for you to heal.”

Hearing the announcement of the doctor, Ahmed kept quiet, and looked at Maryam with a face of someone who surrendered to the will of God.

Then the couple went home, and gradually, the news spread to their neighbors, relatives and friends.

Five years later, since the hospital checkup; Ahmed and Maryam were patient, until finally Maryam lost her patience and said : “O Ahmed, I have been patient during the past 11 years, and did not ask for a divorce from you, and all the people have said: “how good and faithful wife I am. 11 years have passed, and even after knowing that her husband will not get any children still, she is loyal to him”. However, now it seems  thatI can no longer be patient, I want you to immediately divorce me, so I can marry another man and have offspring from him, so I could see my children, cuddle and nurture them.”

Hearing Maryam’s emotions , Ahmed said: “Maryam, this is a trial from God, we must be patient”.

Finally Maryam said: “OK, I’ll hold my patience for another year, remember, just one year, no more”. Ahmed agreed, filled with great hope, that God may give the best solution for both.

baby

A few days later, Maryam suddenly became ill, and the lab results revealed that she was suffering from renal failure. Hearing the news, her psychology and emotions took a big toll .

She said to Ahmed: “All this is because of you, I always kept my composure, and now I’m like this, why don’t you immediately divorce me, I do want to have kids, I want a baby, …”.

Maryam was at bed rest in the hospital . At that juncture, Ahmed said: “Sorry, I have a job overseas, and I hope you will be fine very soon”.

“Haah, go!”. Said Maryam. “Yes, I would go out and look for a kidney donor, may be”. Said Ahmed.

The day before the surgery, the doctor came to the bedside of Maryam and said that tomorrow will be the operation of the donor’s kidney.

At that time Maryam was reminded of Ahmed, she said within herself: “What a husband I have got’ I am undergoing operation, and uh he just left me “.

Anyhow, the operation was successful. And after one week, Ahmed came back.
After nine months of operation, Maryam gave birth to a child. Then there was a rejoicing smile and joy in their life.
One day, Ahmed while going to office, forgot his personal diary on the table , a diary which he had kept hidden all this time. And unintentionally , Maryam got the diary, she opened it and started reading it.

She almost fell unconscious when she found the secret about herself and her household. She was shocked.
She immediately called Ahmed, and wept uncontrollably, and apologized to Ahmed. And even after the event, for three months, she did not dare to look at Ahmed’s face.

Know that the donor was no other man but Ahmed himself. Yes, Ahmed had donated a kidney to Maryam, and nobody knew about it except the doctor. He had ordered not to disclose the secret (and thus made overseas job excuse). And he also got her operated through latest technology so that she could conceive.

Be the caring spouse InshaAllah for the sake of Allah