Friday, December 07, 2012

AFRICA - The Continent

AFRICA - The continent, not the country
Everyone speaks of it like it's all the same glory
So let me set the record straight..
It's not!
Dessert and dry lands mask the North
Arabic spoken; vivid through its roots
South is ocean and grass - the red earth of the 'mother land'
Center point you have the best of nature
Then there's the West, where knowledge rose to it's best
Take it East and you'll know how to feast
Except now its worn, stricken and in drought
Higher up flourishes the art of 'stealing from the assumed rich and still staying poor'
In the midst is AIDS plaguing the villages 
Raids and tribal wars - you know , divide and conquer
Education a commodity of the affluent
To find crime and bribery a normal day-to-day occurrence
This is AFRICA a land that became infested by uninvited savages 
Who enslaved, divided and tore apart only for their own advantages
This is why today, an entire land mass is unappreciated, as it's known only as "Africa" ...
Where the lions roam among mud and brick homes?
Yet its a land that has every precious stone and all of natures own
Once the best of beauties, now tainted and ruined
Left as the beast, brainwashed upon release
Downsized to one word, though it consists of 57 unions
'Africa' they say - a land stolen in the night and forgotten in the day 

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Mile

Until you walk in the same shoes you'll never know how it feels
You can't even relate, so let's just keep it real 
My 'own' is within my capacity; this is no complaint
I remain 'human', so my emotions aren't always straight
Judge me as you like
It's no concern of mine
But know that you really don't know until you've walked the mile
I appreciate the the sympathy
But I'm not after empathy 
This is my decree and I'll face it like woman
Just don't expect that I'm free from faults and I can bear it almost non-human
I'm reaching my capacity 
Knuckleheads need not apply - I'm through with all the stupidity 
I don't claim perfection but I do try my hardest
It's a messed up equation -  this is my test
I don't trust my vision is straight
Each knock makes me doubt myself and accept my mistakes
I know only He Knows what's good and that's part of the reason I don't digress in this stress 
Although I do admit, it's a mental battle wondering if my next move is best
I suppose in the end none of us really know what's up

It's just a matter of trying and the rest will just flow as it's been written: only He to Knows...

Monday, November 26, 2012

Label Me Muslim



I've given up on all these denominations, it's a secular mentality to create all these organizations. Who said it takes a label to become eligible? It's not even a reflection of the practical. I've noticed a hypocrisy in some people that preach humility, when it comes to accepting the truth there need not be any discrepancy. It's quite simple, the system got complicated when everyone decided they know how to play it. I've never once come across the ideology that affiliation brings about harmony, or more than that, it produces a blissful eternity. I keep reading the same reminder, calling on the people to believe without hesitation, submit and increase in righteous good deeds. Adhere to words sent to him, and follow his example, the Prophet - peace be upon him.Before he parted it was perfected. Any different and you've subjected yourself to have your deeds rejected. My position was stated the day I chose to submit, the Prophet (peace be upon him) left us as Muslims and that was it. I'm not interested in any other title, I'm trying to just make it and fight my own internal battle. Truth doesn't require a group, it's in relying on Him, submitting, pleading for the truth. Nothing left but to enjoy the fruit, tears watering, nurturing the belief directed in fear and hope to Him Alone. It's not so complicated but Shaytaan has us arguing - dividing, sometimes even within our own homes. I don't care to argue, though I may agree to disagree. Truth needs no defense and thus I follow the words locked down and chained, even the devil can't break the fence. As such the foundation and example laid out always follows. Sincerity and truth are seeds in the hollow of our root; we've been given the blue print, there's no need to borrow. All matters and decisions return to Him! May He Guide us and Forgive us, may our existence be for His Pleasure, may we stand united by choosing not to be divided. May we uphold the status given to us, the Muslim - the one who Submits to the will of God. No questions, no need to applaud. We've been created to know, but keep ourselves distracted by our ego. It's upto us how we want to roll ... 

3 minutes of your time.. watch,; this is wisdom, Masha'Allah (title of video doesn't make the point..)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

This is for our brother Omar Khader...

It's been a heavy road to travel
Caged like an animal for defending your right to your own survival
Persecuted for throwing back the very weapon aimed to destroy 
A man of 15 years old, you held down beyond the capacity of a young boy

They've kept you for a decade and just can't seem to let go
Guess they were hoping to break your spirit but you're still standing - that's the call of a hero
What's the fear of a man that simply defends himself?
Except that they can't comprehend the mind that fears nothing in this life
I can't claim to even know how it feels, but I admire the strength for I see innocence that we were not made to see
A message to the masses that choose to hate...
You're looking in the wrong direction, your enemy isn't the young man that's locked down in wait
No, the enemy isn't the child covered in debris throwing back the weapon of a terrorist trying to destroy his family
The enemy is the hand that feeds you,takes your sons, husbands, fathers and brothers and tells them to defend their territory
Defend the land, give this life up and kill those that have barely enough food to live
It's obvious most don't take a second to think.. 
Sit down and put yourself in the same place as him
This is for the man who's physical being was lowered and disgraced
But his mental state has been enhanced and firmly placed
May he be honored before the Most High, and elevated in rank
Allah alone do we need, He alone do we ask,  to Him alone we bow and to Him we thank

Humbled Servant

One of the Salaf said: ‘Indeed the servant commits a mistake by which he enters Paradise. And he performs a good deed by which he enters the Fire.’

It was asked, ‘How so?’

He said, ‘He commits a mistake and so it remains before his eyes. When he recalls it he regrets it, resigns [himself to] and earnestly implores Allaah, and hastens to erase it, and he becomes broken and humble before his Lord, and his self-amazement and arrogance disappears. And he will perform a good deed and it will remain before his eyes, he sees it and uses it as a favour, and becomes self-conceited because of it, becomes arrogant because of it, until he enters the Fire.’”

(Ibn al-Qayyim (r.a.) - Al-Waabilus-Sayyib minal-Kalimit-Tayyib)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Socially Legit



Before all couples were dealing with was personality
Now the issues are loaded with 'self' and corroded with social implication
The perfect concoction for the emotional whirlpool
Reality behind ideologies not reaching status quo
So its the broken heart fed by the television show

Whether she can't seem to stay flawless during the night
Or he can't seem to be ballin' like a Prince or a Knight
.... Perhaps it's not to such an extreme?
Just, 'make sure I stay your ONLY Queen'
And make sure we're cruising the Nile hand in hand
While he holla's "mah lady betta keep up"
'If I don't have your attention, I might have to sneak off'

Social sustainability?
Now it's an unhappy he and she
Complicated arrangement if I do say so...
Knock it all down and own your own
Not the borrowed perception of love, happiness and affection
Just keep it right with each other, having an honorable intention





Saturday, October 27, 2012

Heart of Hearts



Have you seen the guy faking it
Thinking he's making it
Walkin' around without any heart
Like the blind, forever lost in the dark
No feeling for the so called conviction 
No emotion for the so called relation
No love for the so called dedication 
That's the he that seduces to make moves
But feels nothing as he keeps changing his shoes
Walking only to what he believes is his benefit
But the reality is gonna come with a heavy hit
For there comes a point when darkness will cease
And he will reap
Problem is only that with heart can grow
Otherwise it really doesn't matter what you sow...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Do like Hajar (raa) did...

Hajar (may peace and mercy be upon her), she knew it was coming
She just didn't know the direction so she kept on running
Relying faithfully on the All Knowing
Who would run thirsty and beat?
Except for someone who knew without a doubt that she'll be saved from the heat
Nevermind once or twice; that we may all do
But she went back and forth, making it a total of a seven lap course
Thus do we honor her
The woman that stood firm in her reliance in Allah
So it's upon me to reflect and do as Hajar did
Know with certainty my Lord would not leave me in the midst of wolves
Prowling within our most intimate of lives, trying to snatch our young
Trying to degrade the fortress of a woman
I must stand firm
Knowing that the social reform is not what I choose to conform
And thus......I'mah do like Hajar did
Hold it down, until an angel is sent to beat his wing
Send me a cover, while battling the storm
It's a never ending hurricane - even at my death it'll be twirling, hunting for another name
I know...
I see it... and thus I will remain
By the Will and Mercy of Him
I'mah keep my eyes open for the door I need
For the shelter where I can breathe in ease
Until then....I'mah keep on.......and do as Hajar did! Insha'Allah


Another Year Gone

I feel at a loss
Another year going by, the Hajji's big day is about to pass
I have this yearning desire
To try to get up higher
but I'm plagued by the weakness within myself
By the laziness that dwells as each day passes and I haven't increased in the next life
How do I shake it off?
Distressed that I missed the opportunity 
There's a burden on my back that leaves me living restlessly
I fear my own hypocrisy
How do I make it, if I can't even motivate me ..
If I find days passing when I left off any memorizing or realizing
I can't justify it
It's simply a fault I need to fix
There's this sense of feeling weak
Like I'm slippin', creating a deceit 
How can I stand before Him
Knowing I'm lacking, and that I know I'm slacking
I need the strength ya Raab
Allow me, Will for me .. that the coming year I increase and I'm graced with the opportunity
To stand, to bow, to purify within the most scared of vacinity
Ya Allah! Forgive me for you love to Forgive
Strengthen me for I am weak with many sins
Guide me, for I'm lost without your aid and assistance
Show me to your Pleasure Ya Raabi
For I am at a loss in both worlds if I don't live to serve Thee... 


Quote: "Be aware of every hour and how it passes and only spend it in the best possible way. Do not neglect yourself, but keep accustomed to the noblest and best actions, and send to your grave that which will please you when you arrive to it. (Imam Ibn Al-Jawzee)

"As Almighty Allah has united us throughout the world in Arafat and Eid, let us spend our time in fasting, prayer, study, teaching, and whatever acts of righteousness we can perform. Let us strive to come out of these blessed days more united, softer in our hearts and ready to change our lives for Allah's cause. May Allah accept our ten days actions, our Arafat fasting and our Eid sacrifice. May Allah bless your families and protect us all from the wicked plans of the evil ones!"

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

MUST MUST MUUUUUST Watch... on POINT! Masha'Allah

On Point... every single wife and husband NEED to watch this together, and accept it in TRUTH, with honesty even if it's against their own self. May Allah Guide us to good, to increase in knowledge and wisdom, to give us the strength and understanding to fulfill our duties before Him... Ameen Please LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE 3 PARTS....

Monday, October 15, 2012

What a sista wants...


All a woman wants is time, man!!
Why ya gotta keep her stressin' ?
Guys gotta get it outta  their head
A second wife makes her tick only because she doesn't even get a decent sit down
"How's it hanging?", "hey children lemme show you how..."
A woman needs time
That's her greatest desire
Any time a man keeps creeping out for whatever reason he has given her
She takes her lil mental note pick, and creates a check list
Every time your time doesn't match up to the job you said you set out to do..
You lose her respect and eventually she starts making you into two
Brothers, all a woman wants with her tears, her noise, her screaming,her nagging... 
Is your time..
She wants your love through the time you give her and the family DIRECTLY
Not the slick mentality, 'well baby, this is for you and the family..."
Nah, give her a straw house and your time
She'll serve you like a king and never complain about a missing dime
See I'm talking about a real woman
The one that holds it down while you clown around
The one that prays for you even when she knows you got her playin' the foo', hoping that your days go smooth
The one that has your meals ready, and your kids in bed
The one that loves you by hating how you don't do what you said
See, people that care hold you to your words
'Cause after all a man's greatest commodity is his words...
Otherwise the worth of a man is only his bank account
And we all can spot one'a those sisters, like an NBA scout..
Your time doesn't include your phone, you computer, your too tired to sit up and be one with her
One as in ... share the day to day things to do, cuz that's what marriage is about 
You know, making it easy for each other to do the things you both need to do
...But what happens is one keeps on trying to make it easy, while the other keeps on piling 
Why not just drop it down a notch?
Quit chasing the dollar that never amounts to anything
Because you're too busy wasting it while you're wife is bending
How back can she go before you break her in two?
Recognize the signs my brother
Cuz when you're old, and needy you'll begin to realize life's greatest assets you already had
But they learned from their father to be too busy, and the wife well she found a hobby...
You're on your own suck'a..........just the way you taught.......
Give it a second thought
Before you come to realize what you truly bought!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Reflections in Lessons...


 So at 30 years old I've learned a thing or two (not profound but lessons for ME- but maybe of benefit to someone else?), technically it's downhill now to my death, or maybe I should say.... my life? :) Insha'Allah, May it be a successful end of the beginning.. Ameen!!!!

1) Sometimes things in life don't go as we would ever imagine.....sometimes we lose something, and I've realized no matter what you won't get it back. It will never be the same, it is what they call a "by-gone". So for me, my family will never be "one" , or ideal as I grew up, or as I expected. Nothing I do, or can do will ever make it that same way. Yet, through the lose of something, comes the opportunity for something even greater. How? What? Where? When?.........Only Allah Knows, but Allah is with the patient. Insha'Allah

2) Though you may be wronged in life, I've come to realize that it's no excuse to wrong. Regardless of the magnitude of wrong against you, it doesn't even justify the slightest wrong we may do back. You know the saying, two wrongs don't make a right? Well that sums it up! This here is my check point - In the past I've justified my belligerence by the wrong done to me. In reality though, it just made me foolish. I've come to realize, the lower someone brings me down, the higher I am destined to rise... Insha'Allah. 

3) Words are powerful, even though many times they are not a form of standard or expectation that we should rely upon. Often people talk for the mere purpose of talk. I've come to understand the frugality of ones words, yet at the same time it is words that have given me the strength to move on in life. It's words from the Qur'an (and the sayings of the Prophet [peace be upon him]. Truly, on a daily the  Quran can be applied to our individual circumstances. I've learned to listen but not expect from the speech of others. But from the Qur'an I've learned to expect, as well as listen, and apply. The words are powerful beyond measure......it's something I can't explain. But really, Allah IS Near. 

4) We are our biggest enemy. All that comes forth in life is really only as bad as we make it. Our greatest fears dictate our reality, yet those fears often aren't even a reality. By that I mean, our mind is our greatest asset and obstacle at the same time. It may take years, and years to train or re-program, but for the most part that's really the only difference between success and failure. Although, I do advise one must assess the true nature of success - what is it really?  As a believer, we beg for success from our Lord ; Jannah - Gardens of Paradise. It's the mind that needs to humble itself to do such. I think this is probably why it's imperative to stay around good company, because they influence thought - therefore actions are eventually dictated by our companions ; hence we reap what we sow. 

5) Does it really matter? Don't you think this world has gotten a bit too complicated for it's own good? Sometimes, I wonder why we worry so much about nothing really... lol. If we really think about it, does half the stuff that bother us really matter?! ... Not really,  at the end of the day whether our rug matches our curtains  will not determine our eternal life. Life used to be simpler when we just worried about making it, not about how hard we can fake it, or display it. 

6) There's a definition that floats about from people to people and that is the definition of 'love'. Over time, I've come to understand what it really means to me, and yes loving gestures, kindness and consideration all are on top of the list. However, the epitome of love (to me at least), is truly wanting Jannah for those that you love. There's no better way of saying , proving or showing ones affection than wanting an eternity of goodness for them. This is so hard for most, because I've realized many don't really want Jannah for themselves. I have to wonder to myself, how badly I want it....'cause surely I can do better. Just sayin' though......

7) Kindness is liberating ... believe it or not, kindness especially towards those that are mean is liberating. It frees the mind and soul from an ugly burdensome chore of being harsh. I get it, being mean can also be a defense mechanism against  being hurt by others. Or it is a result of being hurt by others.The way it seems though, is when you let go of that the ability of having to protect your heart/mind/soul and leave your affairs to Allah Alone by just being good to people even when they lie in your face and you know it, or they sneak behind your back and you know it, or when they're using you and you know it ......smile, be kind . The truth of the matter is, when people do wrong, they KNOW it. They know it very well, the kinder you are to them, the harder their ego can justify their wrongs and the more their self conscience cannot get away from it. 

8) I'm beginning to implement a mental application that I call, "what's the benefit?" ... Once I can answer the question, my thoughts and actions move into the right direction (Insha'Allah). Often (you'll be surprised), we end up getting into things  ... be it conversations, issues between people, particular wants etc without even seeing the purpose or benefit in it. If there's no benefit, then why do it. I suppose I'm learning to practice what I preach to my children which is, "why do you do what you do? - if you don't know, they why do it?"

9) This one here has definitely come with time, and tests... it's the realization of how firm truth is and how weak falsehood is.Whether it's through ones character, through words, or claims of anyone. It's clear that truth always remains standing. While falsehood eventually shows it's face, and a disgusting one it is. Often people think even if it's not the whole truth it's "okay" , slowly but surely the reality of the absolute truth becomes clear. It's only time that that removes falsehood, but it happens. And anything built on falsehood (lying, being slick, cheating, stalling, slandering etc) will crumble in the most miserable of ways and it will be evident that it simply wasn't worth it. Really it seems the pull of greed/selfishness is ultimately what causes the cookie to crumble. 

10) The word "sorry" is disliked by the raw ego, but it is in fact one of the most calming words to we can apply to our daily lives -especially when you mean it! There's this unspoken expectation that we are perfect beings hence the inability to apologize SINCERELY. Really, we weren't created perfect. We have the choice to strive for perfection, and the first stop in striving is realizing that we are not perfect, that we will make mistakes (many, many mistakes - this is the nature of man: WEAK). If we admit it, fix it with good (apologizing is a form of good) and sincerely striving...we end up taking greater steps towards reaching the standards of perfection, Insha'Allah. The goal of striving towards an unattainable goal of perfection is for the purpose of attaining true success - its our striving that's required to enter Jannah therefore reaching ultimate success. 

11) 12) 13) 14) etc  .... WE DON'T REALLY KNOW ANYTHING!! The truth of the matter is we don't know what's good for us, we don't know what will bring us closer to Allah, we don't know what the outcome of anything will be, we don't know the condition of other peoples hearts as we barely know ours. We rely entirely on Allah, and in Him ALONE DO BELIEVERS PUT THEIR TRUST! 
"Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), and in Allah (Alone), therefore, let the believers put their trust." [64:13]

Saturday, October 06, 2012

The Believer

Dr. Bilal Philips:The believer remains free from the extremes of happiness that cause one to forget Allaah and the extremes of sadness that causes the ignorant to lose hope and blame Allaah. Consequently, both the trials of good and the tests of evil benefit the believer. Suhayb ibn Sinaan related that the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله 
عليه و سلم) said: “The affair of the believer is amazing! The whole of his life is beneficial, and that is only in the case of the believer. When good times come to him, he is thankful and it is good for him, and when bad times befall him, he is patient and it is also good for him.” Sahih Muslim, vol.4, p.1541, no.7138.



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Who Knows?


Bismillahi Al Rahman Al Raheem


I'm going to throw it down like this...
Perhaps if you can decode, you'll be the right toad? :)
Seeds are three, nurtured and watered by the Help of the Almighty
Home is their place to grow, where they come to know
The wild world is lost in its own song of narcissism and materialism
No longer do minds contemplate or stop to appreciate
Thus, my home is my favorite place to be - traditional is part of my identity
 I'm among the simplistic folk, none the less I enjoy a joke or friendly poke, some make up, a lil dress up
Literate in the kitchen, able to carry a meaningful conversation
Like to dwell deep into the reality, not so impressed by surface fluff
Alhamdulilah, my roots are strong - as is the sunflower
I hold tight blood bonds that encourage me towards The Master
I can often admit my wrongs and I have my fair share, but I've also felt the harsh wind once too many to borrow ...
This remains a drama free zone, I stand in anticipation for my eternal home
Which means the 'he', that I wish leading and guarding my family
Needs to be a weave of morality, honesty, values, and dignity
 See I've come to realize the ones who's eyes never run dry
The ones who exhaust all means to avoid lies
Are the ones that remain sincere and steadfast despite the trials
I'm lookin' for a solja that "hears and obeys"
The one with the Fire in his sight
And Paradise in his mind
Strictly preserving the Quran and AUTHENTIC Sunnah [period!!]
The Quran is my Guide, on the daily, through pain 'n ease the words provide comfort and support [Alhamdulilah]
 Not the type looking to justify stupidity: not the beast dining on the weak
Not just the appearance of piety; though the beard does make a man look mighty
I'd like to connect on every level
Be firm together, though seeds are not likely to be in my future
Shop is closed for the physical reached its quota [wa Allahu Alam]
By the Grace of Allah and the experience decreed for me, I'm a woman that has come to learn a man's needs
I like to study my role, hoping to roll like Khadijah (radiyalahu'anha) did
Though I know we (and me included in it) all have our faults, please be patient with me and I too will try
As long as we remain sincere in striving, not making excuses when we slip and stop abiding
I'm still looking for that one that can hold it down
And not give it all up cuz he's too busy playin' the clown
Though I can be soft and gentle - I can also be firm so know I'm not just going to settle
I'm looking to be lead to Jannah, not lead
If you aren't tryin' to stand steadfast you aren't going to fulfill my need(s)
I'm after pearl seats, with bricks of gold n' silver
Naturally with 30 years under me, can't say it all
Priorities should be clear; lessons have been learned through every fall
If you're feelin' this..  hit me up ...
If it's meant to be .....not even an army can stop it
Know before we diggin' it, you'll be dealing with my wali
Come to realize the one I'm after knows the worth of a woman is in approaching her proper .. ly
I prefer the blessing of doing it right, not taking a dip in the heat
Bismillah ... march on till the Plan of He takes its seat!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Exaggerating


The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Those who exaggerate will be ruined; those who exaggerate will be ruined; those who exaggerate will be ruined." [Sahih Muslim]

1736. Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "Ruined are Al-Mutanatti`un.'' He repeated this thrice.
[Muslim].

Commentary: Mutanatti`un are those people who are in the habit of making unnecessary and unreasonably fine distinctions, exaggeration, artificial and eloquent speech in simple matters. We learn from this Hadith that in all matters one should adopt simplicity and avoid exaggeration no matter whether in speech or action.

What About Us?


Being a critic is easy
Even as a child we can recognize what's cheesy
Society tells us having an opinion makes us intelligent
Often it's only to hate, or have something to say, therefore belligerent
It's after some time, perhaps with some thought we can begin to actually see
That the truth remains - it's a weakness inside me, he or she
Strength and wisdom that surpasses intelligence at any mark
Is derived by understanding the use of speech; silence is the finer art
It's the same concept of strength not being in the fist of a man
But being in his ability to control the desire to hit even if he can
It's not so simple, neither is speaking good or remaining silent
I've come to understand even if it's the honest truth it still bears no fruit
This is wisdom planting it's root (Insha'Allah)
Being a critic really reflects a defect within us
Perhaps the best place to start is asking, if we see fault in others what about us?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

At the tip of our nose...


I've got the solution... it's always been there
Somehow it's made to seem as though it's unclear
But it's so crisp; I can't believe how much I've missed
It's the prayer we're advised
'Read two when any decision needs to be derived'
I've come to realize it's much more than that
It's not for the moment, it's not once you've got the facts
It's the reinforcement of 'tawakal'ala Allah' - Trust in Allah
It's not a need to know basis
If done before knowledge comes it seems to be potent
Makes everything irrelevant to your benefit suddenly turn to fluff
That 'unknown' we can never know, if it's not good it just turns to dust
It makes the prized diamond look like a zircon
It's got a value no words can come close on
So I pass this well known findings on to you in its testimony
Anything that comes your way hit two before you know it's place
Before you even think about it's stay
Save yourself the burden of racking your brain
Just trust Allah, through words and actions - it's truly the greater gain!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Keen Connection


How did relations between kith and kin become so strained?
I thought blood is thicker than water: by default it's suppose to be a gain
But somehow I keep noticing it's a never ending battle
If mothers can't remember their own ..
And children forget their parents when they're grown
Surely we're in a state of lacking
The equation seems so unnatural
Perhaps its due to ingratitude
Not thankful for the connection, so the choice is to lose
Let it slip between fingers as days turn into months and months into years
Only to look back and realize that you forgot what was yours
Your comfort in this life remains the blessings of children, husband and wife
Of the parents, grandparents,  and the nieces and nephews that have graced your life
It's this attitude of 'me against the world"
But can't you see, you can never make it on your own
It's by the Mercy of God that He sends people your way
If it's not family it's surely a friendship that's meant to stay
How did it become all so blurred?
Chasing the very same thing that you need to be embracing
COMFORT is temporary no matter the avenue
But one that sinks deep is the connection between two or a few
No endeavor that bears fruit of pleasure if free of an effort
Even a billionaire had to put it in to get there
Paths are paved by choices we make
Guidance is laid by submitting and committing for Allah's Sake

Narrated Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him):
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
"He who does not thank the people has not thanked Allah." 
(Abu Dawud)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"Big words and big promises mean nothing when you can't come through with the little things"
-AbdulBary Yahya

Thursday, July 12, 2012

"...Happily Ever After"


A marital relationship..
Should never be "that's just the way it is"
When rights are upon you, the status of the situation is elevated to become a form of worship
This idea that marriage is only meant to be comfort, is like expecting fruit to grow from a plant that's never been watered
Your result is either death or a situation of the cactus
You'll remain pulling pins outta your toosh... so understand that marriage requires a root before the fruit
To me, the love and mercy that some experience is not the based on mere marital existence
Rather that's the consequence, or perhaps you could say the motivational factor by fulfilling the rights and needs of one another
Through the course of forgiveness and giving without any conditions, there flourishes the ever sought after "happily ever after"
It's constant, and the reason shaytaan works so hard in breaking it, is that if you find yourself making it...
You've reached the ultimate success; you've attained the best this world has to offer
It doesn't take blood and sweat, it just takes sincerity and respect
Allah Helps those that help themselves, and trust me I do understand...
That marriage is a two way road, it's hard to work with another when they've got their back turned
Honestly can't say I've got a solution...
But I encourage you to try your best, without ever sacrificing your obligations
There's no obedience to Allah in disobedience, so refrain from trying to maintain by committing any sin
Blessed be the home filled with remembrance of Him
If there's mutual understanding, then keep pushing, for you're promised the reward of love and mercy
What else is there? ... Sadly, most aren't that thirsty
See when you steal your temporary comfort you'll only find joy in it for a minute
If you get busted you're always in a black 'n white jumpsuit
There's not quick fix when we talk about heaven on earth
There's effort, work, and trust.........there's understanding the rights upon you and fearing the Almighty
Thereafter........every good deed will be rewarded
So, mark your calendar and trust that Allah has it recorded :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ramadaan... Ramadaan it's coming! [Insha'Allah]


Have you noticed how people's egos and emotional woes are humming? Have you seen the fitna spread by one wrong step?
The lack of forgiveness, this need to fight for ......
Hm.. I don't think anyone knows!
Ramadaan.. Ramadaan it's coming!
Shaytaan getting in his last few before he's on lock down
Got his army on overtime working to shake our ground
Keep us unstable during the month our sins are forgiven
Get us all worked up and fussing over nothing
Keep our minds distracted so we lose the moment of this great blessing
Ah.. have you heard??
Ramadaan...Ramadaan it's coming!
Fight off the evil my people
It ain't worth the argumentation
Back down, it's the devil blowing upon our ego
Just ignore it, rise above the emotions and be the hero
For shaytaan has no power over us
It is only that he called and we answered , so choose to not reply
Our objective is Jannah, let's keep our eye on the prize
Ramadaan... Ramadaan it's coming!
Bismillah, Ya Allah upon us bestow your Blessings and Mercy
Forgive us and mark us with a safe soul's journey
Protect us, and Guide us for we depend on you ONLY
Ramadaan...Ramadaan......A MONTH OF MERCY!!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

See the truth, Die in truth, so you can LIVE the truth


Who ever said that you're living?

We're actually dying
Everyday is not a day closer to life, it's a day closer to death
Our short existance on earth only builds up our life
We can work towards bliss or strife
Don't let anyone tell you, "you've only got one life to live"
Because if they do it's not this world that gives
To live is to sincerely believe
For our soul will continue but our home is unknown
Our flesh, our time, our understanding, what we know...will turn cold
So no this isn't living; this is surviving
Preparation for our dying
Each day we must commit to striving
For the loss is great if we give it all up, delliusioned that we need to 'live it up'

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It's NEVER enough..

It's never enough...
Haven't you noticed
Dude can have a BMW but still wants the Ferrari
Can have the nicest, sweetest, hottest wife or two but still wants another
Can have shoes to match every outfit but it's not enough
Can watch every movie and go to every show, but still needs to be entertained
Can have the world but it's never enough...
The wealthy ones have yet to find true success
Gratitude is the only tool for happiness
This never ending wheel of materialism; a tiring form of socialism
It's all made in China, name brands are only designed to pacify the material mind
The hearts that yearn for the best marketed....... where is the cut off point of "best", the price tag?
Competition is not about quality, it's not even about quantity any more
It's just boredom..... empty hearts, empty minds can never be filled with the tangible and its likes
Show me someone that's earned satisfaction through their possessions?
The only form of comfort wealth brings is the lack of worry about paying the bills...
Well....even that, greed causes man to surpass that, so much so even the richest are broke like a joke, bankrupt dressed in Armani's latest
How about the 'average joe'.. the one that doesn't have so much money to blow?
Whom "mediocre" entertainment (tv), never seems to satisfy
That explains why millions watch murder and decapitation of a human; how sick are humans that their desires have caused them to find pleasure evil?
It's this on-going road......now it's just gross....
Can't even be satisfied with the opposite gender ..
Liberated they say?
Captivated by the emptiness inside
It seems it's just never enough
When will we draw the line and just be happy with what we have
Stop the chase
Stop the rat race
Just be pleased for we are on top of the food chain
Our greatest enemy is ourselves...
Paradise is awaiting us through His Mercy, our Gratitude; a noble gain!
May we be among the ones who's marked with a righteous name.. Ameen

Friday, June 15, 2012

"Penny for your thoughts"...

"Penny-pinching" is a social term derived for the purpose of allowing ones nafs/desires free access to wasteful spending habits. By allowing anything to hold a negative connotation the reverse of it implies one is doing "good" therefore the conscious can be at ease. There are many such cases implementing this social mentality (deluding oneself from the reality of their affairs) that in fact is leading to the destruction of our familial and societal units. Social justification is not a standard of correctness......... it's just.............. a bunch'a - - - - (hmm?)



"Tie Your Camel"

Tie your camel gurl in any direction
It doesn't really matter, as long as you aim for perfection
It's not upon you to facilitate or regulate
You're only accountable for your mind, body and soul
Do your duty and withhold the need to control
Each being faces their own fate




Direct your being to those that stimulate
The ones that choose success to emulate
Tie it, no matter how hard
The knot is all that's required, the rest is for God


Sincerity will only hold it together
Otherwise any loop, or twist made will loosen like an oily braid
It takes true work and no matter what we will not exceed our capacity
Submission should remain our legacy

So tie your camel gurl
In any direction
For He who Controls
Makes the selection!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"Real love means helping each other attain Jannah, not holding each other’s hands walking towards Hellfire."



                                                                                       -Khalid Yasin



★ Seven Qualities that Allah does not Love ★

1. ISRAAF (Extravagance)
"But waste not by excess: for Allah loves not the wasters (Al-Musrifun (those who waste by extravagance))." [Surah Al An'am 6:141]

2. ISTIKBAAR (Pride)
"Verily He loves not the arrogant (proud)." [Surah Al Nahl 16:23]

3. MUKHTAL FAKHOOR (Arrogant boaster)
"For Allah loves not any arrogant boaster." [Surah Luqman 31:18]

4. UDWAAN (Transgression)
"For Allah loves not transgressors." [Surah Al Ma'idah 5:87]

5. ZULM (Evil, Wrongdoing)
"But Allah loves not those who do wrong (Zalimun (oppressors, polytheists and wrong doers))." [Surah Ali 'Imran 3:57]
6. KHIYAANAH (Treachery)
"For Allah loves not the treacherous." [Surah Al Anfal 8:58]

7. MUFSIDEEN (Mischief-makers)
"And Allah loves not those who do mischief." [Surah Al Ma'idah 5:64]

Taken from Facebook page "Obey Allah -Attain Jannah"   ... (InshaAllah)

Monday, May 28, 2012

"You can never change a person by always looking at their faults, you can only influence them by looking at the positive."
-my dad <3

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Definition of Iman

Faith is not just in the heart [definition of Iman]



Imâm Al-Awzâ’î – Allâh have mercy on him – said:


Faith (îmân) is not sound except with [correct] words. Faith and words are not sound except with [good] works. And faith, words and deeds are not sound except with [the correct] intentions in conformance to the Sunnah. Those who went before us of our Salaf did not separate faith from deeds: deeds are a part of faith, and faith is from [ones deeds]. îmân is a word that brings together these aspects of the religions [of Allâh] and is confirmed through [a person's] works.




So whoever believes in word, knows in his heart and confirms [his belief] through his works, then this is the strongest handhold that will never break. And whoever says [words of faith] but does not know [faith] in his heart nor confirms it with his works, it will never be accepted of him and he will be in the hereafter from those who suffer in loss.




Ibn Ba tt ah, Al-Ibânah Al-Kubrâ article 1097.
 
Source: http://www.sayingsofthesalaf.net/index.php/tag/al-awzai/#ixzz1JIX7MTUl

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Surroundings ..

Distractions surround us
Sin just seems to hound us
Is it just me or do you also feel a sense of weakness?
A constant need to remind myself it's all a trick
The ploy of the devil luring us into his grip
Maybe we're already there?
I don't know, but I definitely don't feel safe or secure
Merely refraining from 'major sin' doesn't guarantee us a win
In fact we ourselves become deluded in our own "piety"
The devils whispers come from every direction
The harder we pull away it seems the stronger his determination
He stays patient in his persuasion
Man inclined to feel productive
Really when accomplishing nothing of value or substance
Activity after activity
Indeed wasteful and at times foolish productivity
Yet no power does he have over a TRUE believer
How far are we?
Are we harboring hypocrisy?
Disillusioned by the modern day concept of moderation
No longer a bar of standards - we're sinking; it's a fragile state of our nation
May Allah Shower His Mercy and Blessings upon us all
May He Protect us from the plots of evil that surround us all
May He Guide us on the Path to His Pleasure
May our end be Jannah...Ameen