Dua for Laylatul Qadr

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ كَرِيمٌ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي Oh Allah! You are the Pardoner (of sins) and you love to pardon, so pardon me! Jami` at-Tirmidhi One of the brothers in the revert group I participate in on the effbook reminded us of this dua a few days ago, and included a brief discussion of […]

the Importance of Patience (2)

I just have no patience for manmade things. Ya Allah, grant me patience for things. إِنَّ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ وَالْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَالْقَانِتِينَ وَالْقَانِتَاتِ وَالصَّادِقِينَ وَالصَّادِقَاتِ وَالصَّابِرِينَ وَالصَّابِرَاتِ وَالْخَاشِعِينَ وَالْخَاشِعَاتِ وَالْمُتَصَدِّقِينَ وَالْمُتَصَدِّقَاتِ وَالصَّائِمِينَ وَالصَّائِمَاتِ وَالْحَافِظِينَ فُرُوجَهُمْ وَالْحَافِظَاتِ وَالذَّاكِرِينَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا وَالذَّاكِرَاتِ أَعَدَّ اللَّهُ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةً وَأَجْرًا عَظِيمًا Indeed, the Muslim men and Muslim women, the believing men […]

Independence Day

قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ Say: “He is Allah, the One and Only, اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ Allah, whom all things need and who needs none, لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ He wasn’t born, nor did He give birth, وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ and there is nothing like Him anywhere.   Surah Ikhlas Oh Allah! I seek independence from […]

Ramadan Halftime Report

We’re more than halfway through Ramadan now… What have we done? How have we performed? Where have we fallen short? What can we do to improve in the next half? Well, I’ve lost my temper, lost my nerve, lost my focus, and failed in innumerable ways. I’ve spent most of my non-working hours trying not […]

Astagfirullah. 

أَحَسِبَ النَّاسُ أَن يُتْرَكُوا أَن يَقُولُوا آمَنَّا وَهُمْ لَا يُفْتَنُونَ Do the people think that they will be left to say, “We believe” and they will not be tried? وَلَقَدْ فَتَنَّا الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ ۖ فَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ صَدَقُوا وَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ الْكَاذِبِينَ But We have certainly tried those before them, and Allah will surely make evident […]