Sunday, May 17, 2009

When Nur Pervades the Heart

When Nur Pervades the Heart
The women would arise
From the world of darkness
To the light of happiness

Because imaan and Islam
Has become a certainy
The heart and soul are sacrificed
For the sake of Islam

From the world of ignorance
Not knowing faith and belief
And from the land of sins
Towards happiness and peace

From the world of blasphemy
Towards the light of truth
Though it’s a long way home
To the religion of truth

O women of the latter days
Come let us struggle together
With imaan and Islam in our hearts,
Loving Allah wholeheartedly,

~nur sakinah thomas~
~December 2008~

Modesty & Decency

Modesty & Decency
In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

The beauty of a woman:
Is not in the clothes she wears,
the figure that she carries,
or the way she combs her hair,
or the style she does make up.
The beauty of a woman:
must be seen in her Hijab, and her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman:
is not in a facial mole,
but true beauty in a woman,
is reflected in her soul.
The beauty of woman is in her modesty.
And the real glamour of her is her honesty.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
the passion that she shows.
And the beauty of a woman,
with passing years - only grows!

" O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. "( Surah-e-Ahzaab, verse 59)

"And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain Bliss." ( Surah-e-Nur, verse 31)

Women of Islam

Women of Islam
By Sister Fatiha Sh. Omar
True, sincere, believing women of the past
Who in their lives remained faithful and steadfast
Amazing were they, those women who believed
Who hastened to the truth as the Qur’an was revealed
To forever leave behind the old, ignorant ways
Passed down by their forefathers, in the bygone days
Accepting the truth, in utter awe of their lord
Memorizing His divine pearls, word by word

Khadija Al-Kubra, the prophet’s most beloved
Upon her wealth and wisdom was bestowed
Her wealth, she flourished generously on the poor
Her wisdom helped the prophet believe in the noor
The light of the angels who brought glad tidings
Of prophet hood, a lifetime full of blessings
She was one of the first Muslims who believed
Whilst the majority had refused and rejected
Although, Islam’s early days did she pass away
In the prophet’s heart and memory she did stay

Rare are women today like Fatima Az-Zahra
The youngest daughter of Khadija Al-Kubra
As a little girl, she bravely helped her father
From the disbelievers, when he was in prayer
Whilst they mocked, she stood firm to protect
What she believed in and her father, the noble prophet
She grew up to be most patient in all her burden
So rightfully earned, she was promised the garden

The memory of Summayyah, within us it still remains
The first martyr of Islam as she endured all pains
Abu Jahl did beat her as she lay on the blazing sand
Why she strongly held onto Islam he could not understand
The truth that Summayyah saw was hidden from his eyes
With sabr, she refused once and again to believe in his lies
Infuriated to the limit, Abu Jahl lunged forward his spear
Putting an end to her life, and she welcomed it without fear
To meet Allah Almighty, to enter the highest rank in Jannah
An end to her suffering, a start of a new beginning

Aisha Bint Abi-Bakr, the greatest scholar of all time
So gifted with knowledge was she, beyond the boundary
People came looking for her, from all over the country
To benefit from her ilm, to hear her advice
Learning from the prophet, she came to be wise
She turned to Allah, when she was wronged in slander
All around the city of Makkah, tongues did wander
Allah came to her aid, as He knew her to be pure
As mother of the believers, she did remain true

Mentioned in the Quran, is Maryam Bint Imran
Allah’s chosen “above all women of the world”
Mother of prophet Isa, the purest of all women
Allah provided for her when she was in seclusion
Living only for Him, she was in His protection
Obedient was she when she was told to leave
All her people behind, in order to conceive
In her chastity, a baby boy, a most unique miracle
And patient was she, when she came back to her people
Mocking her that she had disgraced her noble family
Jesus in the cradle had spoken words of true reality
Preached as a baby, a sign of his mother’s purity
No doubt, Maryam was unique in every way
And will indeed remain so, until the last day

Last but not least is Asiya, wife of Pharaoh
One of the four most perfect women in Islam
Who had adopted Musa, his life she had saved
With the will of Allah, like a son he’d been loved
To grow up in fir’awn’s eyes, his future untold
He had guided Asiya, pulled her into the fold
Of truth, to believe in the Oneness of the Creator
Instead of Pharaoh, a most deceitful transgressor
To Allah only she did seek His help in desperation
When she went against her husband, for protection
Hoping to reside in paradise with Allah Almighty

Oh how true were the believing women of Islam
To their lord and creator, with strong, solid Iman
They are many, and they all command a sense of respect
They lived their lives righteously, with little regret
Fighting all temptations of life, to live for Allah
What happened then to the Muslimahs of today?
Why are they throwing their precious deen away?
The deen in which women are most honored
A gift from Allah Most High that is sacred
O Allah, I ask you to open their eyes to see
How truly blessed in Islam they could be



In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

My days will pass
Like the shadows of yesterdays,
I’ll strive on forward with faith in my heart,
Never drifting back to my past,

I’ll endure the pressure,
Of obstacles along my way,
Even when the world is crushing around me,
Trusting in Allah and depending on Him,
Seeking muraqabah in all my deeds

There is a land beyond the sea,
Where waves and mountains meet,
There is hope in Allah’s love
Where tears and comfort meets,
Just like a rainbow that comforts after rain,

I’ll accept the challenges,
And keep my dream alive,
No matter how dark the moment may be,
Believing in Allah and depending on Him,
That there will be dawn after the darkest night
Coz I believe that my dawn is near……………………
~nur sakinah thomas~
16th December 2008

The path to paradise through seeking Allah’s Rehdo, Mercy, Forgiveness and Love

BismiAlllah erRahman erRahim
No matter how beautiful we describe the beauties and pleasures of the paradise , the beauties and pleasures are far beyond our imagination, far beyond our logic, far beyond our knowledge. So we should be very careful of how we do the Quranic description , don’t let our self imagination be too sensual and unnaturally causing the distortion of the facts.

Allah has given us the freedom of speech, thought and action but we must remember that our speech, thoughts and actions should always be restricted and qualified according to the teaching of Islam because Allah reminds us:
“.. Verily! The hearing, and the sight, and the heart, of each of those you will be questioned (by Allah)” (Translation SurahAl-Isra’:36)

It is not wrong to aim for paradise, but actually our highest aim is not solely to seek paradise but to seek Allah Redho, Mercy , Forgiveness and Love.

"This is a Day on which the truthful will profit from their truth: theirs are Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise) - they shall abide therein forever. Allah is pleased with them and they with Him. That is the great success (Paradise). (Translation Surah Al Maidah: 119)

“And have in their minds no favor from anyone for which a reward is expected in return. But only the desire to seek for the countenance of their Lord Most High. And soon will they attain (complete) satisfaction.”(Translation Surah Al-Lail: 19-21)

“There is no good in most of their secret talks save (in) him who orders Sadaqah (charity in Allah's Cause), or Ma'ruf (Islamic Monotheism and all the good and righteous deeds which Allah has ordained), or conciliation between mankind, and he who does this, seeking the good Pleasure of Allah, We shall give him a great reward” (Translation Surah An-Nisa:114)

“He will admit to His Mercy whom He will ………..”(Translation Surah Al-Insan: 31)

“He punishes whom He will, and shows mercy to whom He will, and to Him you will be returned.” (Translation Surah Al-Ankabut: 21)

“………That is best for those who seek Allah's Countenance, and it is they who will be successful.” (Translation Surah Ar-Rum: 38)

“Except those who repent and do righteous deeds, and openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.”(Translation Surah Al-Baqarah: 160)

“you will certainly find it with Allah, better and greater in reward. And seek Forgiveness of Allah. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.” (Translation Surah Al Muzzammil:20)

"Those who humble themselves in their prayer, and turn away from all that is frivolous, who are intent on inner purity, who are mindful of their chastity, ...... ..who are faithful to their trusts and pledges, and who guard their prayers, it is they, who will be the heirs who shall inherit paradise to live therein for ever." (Translation Surah Al-Mu’minun:1-11)

May Allah place us in the group of people who are good in showing gratitude and being thankful to Allah and our brothers and sisters and may Allah place us in the group of people seeking Allah’s Redho, Mercy, Forgiveness and Love. Ameen.

Thank you Allah for Your blessings.

Laa haulawala quwwata illa billa hil alyyil aadzim.

With love and duas ,
10.47am 30th April 2009

Mafhuum from hadith :
Narrated by Imam Ahmad ,the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Truly people who are most grateful in thanking Allah, they are the ones who are greatly thankful to others.”
Narrated by Tirmidzi, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Those who are not thankful to Allah are not being thankful to others.”