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Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah, all praise is due to Allah has blessed in so many ways!

Alhamdulilah.

I recently started two youth halaqahs. I love teaching about Allah, and anything that I hope is pleasing to Allah. I look at my young students and in my heart I want the best for them and pray that Allah showers His mercy upon them and keeps them on the straight path. In the life we live there are so many opportunities for children to get lost and to forget the remembrance of Allah, but its up to all of us to aid anyone we can, young or old into remembering Allah, into keeping steadfast in the straight path, into striving to do greater things for the sake of this deen. The Prophet sal allahu sallam said the ummah is like one body, when one part is ailing we should all feel responsible and help them. The youth of today are the future, the kids I teach today are going to be adults in a less than a decade, they are going to be the movers and shakers of their community, they are going to be the ones calling to goodness and forbidding the bad. We are all connected to one another and all of us have to ask ourselves how are we giving back to our community, what are we doing for our ummah, how are we contributing to the ummah of the Prophet sal allah sallam. As I told a mother of one of my students, that every time I do I talk I’m helping myself, this is good for me! I ask Allah to accept it of me and to grant me the blessings of being able to see His face in Paradise. I ask Allah to bless all of us in whatever capacity we are in helping our ummah…whether its raising righteous children at home, fulfilling the rights of our families, or taking a bit of our precious time in helping young ones in our communities.

A wonderful Quran khutbah given by the Prophet sal allahu sallam that recorded in the books of hadeeth.

Till next time, may we be joined together in gatherings of remembrance and be remembered in a better gathering in Alfirdous ala!

Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah, all praise is due to Allah who has allowed us to reach these last blessed days and nights of Ramadan.

Every Ramadan, I literally get addicted to a series of lectures by one or two specific Shaykhs. A couple Ramadan’s ago or maybe it was last Ramadan it was Kamel El Makki Lectures, now this Ramadan its been Shaykh AbdulNasir Jangda’s Tafseer of Surah Yaseen. Masha’Allah, this series is really really beautiful Masha’Allah.

So many gems picked up from lecture but here are a few…

1.) A reflection of some sort, I love love how he connects everything back to Seerah, the story of the Prophet sal allahu sallam. My heart rejoices in the connections made of the life of the Prophet sal allahu sallam i.e of the hardship he faced and how Allah subhana wa tala reminded him to be patient and continue to do the dawah. This particular surah was sent down as a consolation for the Prophet sal allahu sallam (just like many other surah’s such as surah Yusuf). The group of people mentioned and discussed in surah Yaseen are similar to the people of Mecca and the hardship he sallahu alayhi wa sallam faced while giving dawah to them. Its an amazing reminder to know that these verses of Quran were sent down as a consolation for the Prophet sal allahu sallam,i.e that when worry, harm, fatigue, concern, or anything touched him Allah sent him sal allahu sallam a reminder to keep moving, to not give up, and to know that Allah would aid him….and that is powerful, because in the same way we also are granted the same privilege from Allah every single time we open this blessed book. Subhana’allah. Subhana’Allah. I’am in awe of the magnitude of this privilege! My Lord is truly great to us!

2.) Ayah number (8), such a vivid description of what happened to these specific people who denied the message…This verse I’ve memorized years ago, but now every time I read it now I think about shackles and the restriction of it…in the literally sense, they are indeed restrict in this capacity in dunya means…may Allah grant us not to be shackled down by our own sins, our own short-comings, our own neglect in our faith.

36:8
Inna jaAAalna fee aAAnaqihim aghlalan fahiya ila alathqani fahum muqmahoona

Indeed, We have put shackles on their necks, and they are to their chins, so they are with heads [kept] aloft.

3.) Quran memorization. Word. I cannot describe in words how happy this makes me. Every Ramadan I am reminded of what I’ve memorized, what I know like the back of my hand, and what I need to still cover. The process in itself is a beautiful thing, and I loved the fact that Shaykh AbdulNasir encouraged his listeners on lecture series to memorize the verses he has done so far, for indeed I am reminded again of how beautiful it is when you connect the understanding with what you’ve memorized…its like internalizing the powerful words of Allah in a different/amazing way. This is exactly why I love Alhuda and my own Quran memorization modes!

I encourage everyone to start listening to the series during Ramadan or even after. I am on 17-18 right now, slow poke mode, but insha’Allah I should pick up more after my finals this week!

Till next time, may Allah make us the people Quran, the people Allah. May we be joined in Al Firdous ala!

Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah, all praise is due to Allah, who gives life and causes all His creatures to return to Him.

I absolutely love Ramadan. Many times throughout the year, I know what Ramadan means to me, but there is nothing like the first day of Taraweeh to make me rejoice on this blessed event to come. While sitting in the masjid today after maghrib, revising, going through old dua’s list, my mind raced through many Ramadan’s before…of the things I got to do, of the so many eman-rush opportunities given to me, of the so many reflections on the words of Allah, and most important ability to read and understand this noble book (Alhamdulilah for Alhuda), of the dua’s list visited and reflecting on how exactly Allah answered my duas, and last but not least of the amazing habits developed.

Ramadan means a lot to me as its the times during my youth that Allah allowed me to understand its true meaning. Its a time where I became to see the world as it was, a race, a race for goodness and a time to draw more closer to the one who is most deserving of it! I am happy that Allah allowed me to have another Ramadan, for indeed it is one of the greatest blessings indeed!

I made my dua list (a fresh one) the night before, and there is no words to describe how I feel about my dua list. Truly, Ramadan is a time where you just need to race, run, go go go- to not let fatigue, hunger, or anything get in your way. Its time to just ask ask ask ask for all that stuff you’ve been dying for all year long. Its time to ask for things of this dunya and most definitely the akhirah.

So now dua list is made, goal list is done, and now all that is left is….to act, and just move along and do the khayr. Oh Allah accept these deeds from me, grant me to be of the slaves whom you love, and help me to remain steadfast during this month and afterwards!

Till next may Allah make us the people of Paradise, and make us of the people of Allah (the people of Quran), and grant us a qatimul Khayr- those with a blessed end!