Ramadan Reminder #4

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, Allah the Exalted said: All the deeds of the children of Adam are for them, except fasting which is for Me, and I will give the reward for it. (Sahih Bukhari) Reflections: When we fast, we give up doing things that are haram (backbiting, … More Ramadan Reminder #4

Ramadan Reminder #3

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said,  “The morning meal (al-suhoor) is a blessed meal, so do not abandon it even if you take only a sip of water. Verily, Allah and his angels send blessings upon those who take the morning meal.” (Ahmad) In practice: Set an alarm. Wake up … More Ramadan Reminder #3

Ramadan Reminder #2

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “A person might fast and he gets nothing from his fast but hunger. A person might pray at night but he gets nothing from his prayer but sleeplessness.” (Ibn Majah) In practice: Have the sincere intention to please Allah when doing good deeds. Understand the reason you … More Ramadan Reminder #2

Ramadan Reminder #1

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever would love to meet Allah, then Allah would love to meet him.” (Sahih Muslim) In practice: Have a good opinion of Allah. When you want to meet someone you love, you prepare.  Prepare to meet Allah by doing deeds that He loves.

Dua for Forgiveness

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لّا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ، خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ، وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ، أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ، وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِر لِي فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ “O Allah, You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship but You. You created me and I … More Dua for Forgiveness

Dua for Seeking the Love of Allah

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ حُبَّكَ، وَحُبَّ مَنْ يُحِبُّكَ، وَالعَمَلَ الَّذِي يُبَلِّغُنِي حُبَّكَ، اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ حُبَّكَ أَحَبَّ إِلَيَّ مِنْ نَفْسِي وَأَهْلِي، وَمِنَ المَاءِ البَارِدِ “O Allah, I ask You for Your love and the love of those who love You and love of the action which will make me reach Your love. O Allah make Your love … More Dua for Seeking the Love of Allah