Thursday, 27 June 2013

ILoveYouMum x

Assalaamualaikum Wa Rahmtullahi Wa Barakatuh,

Mothers. The most, single most important (AND dads, but for now let's focus on mums)  person in your life. Yes, your entire life. They cook, clean, bring you up, and they ask for nothing in return. That's pretty amazing, right? I remember this poem in like year 2, about a mother's love. But I can't find it! It's about a son who does chores and makes a list of them all, and he gives them to his mother, and asks for money. The best part is the last part, where the mother replies with all her duties as a mother (bathing him, caring for him ...etc) and she says it's all for free. It is a great poem! If you know what I am talking about, please let me know! You know I have been thinking about how much we neglect our mothers. We go by our lives, living so smoothly- do we ever think why it's running so smooth? The food, always on the table- The clean clothes, on your bed... When we don't have something we realise how much we need it. It's like having the best food- 5* star quality, you have it.. & MMM yum does it taste good! BUT what happens when one day, we wake up & we have ...1* food...? Can you tell the difference? The texture, flavour, amount...etc. is all different. In the same way, when we have EVERYTHING done for us, when we have to do it ourselves ( and it's not as good) that's when we realise just HOW good we had it before & boy do we regret not appreciating it... Your mother, is always there for you. Since you were born to now.

I remember from my Productive Muslim emails, a calamities article. It was super informative! It spoke about how people are either in a calamity, just passed a calamity, or heading towards one. When I thought about it, it's true. Relating it to mothers, whenever we are in trouble our mothers are always there to help us, Alhamdulilah! We should appreciate the help we have, because not everyone has that. Look at the video below

I like this nasheed, mainly because it reminds me how lucky I am to have a mother. :D

SubhanAllah I found this poem you should definitely read.

One day a man tempted a foolish boy

With his money to safeguard the boy from harm.

He told him: “Boy, bring me the heart of your mother,

And you I’ll give jewels, coins, and pearls.”

So he went and sheathed a dagger with his Mother’s chest

And the Heart he took out and went back the way he came,

But because of his excess haste, he fell

And the heart, covered with blood, rolled along as he stumbled.

The mother’s heart called him while being covered with dirt.

“Son! My beloved! Are you hurt?!”

And suddenly, even though the voice was very compassionate,

It was as if the wrath of the heaven had fallen on the boy

And so, he unsheathed his dagger to stab himself,

A stabbing to become an example for those who heed examples.

But, just as the blade was about to pierce his own heart,

The heart of the mother called him saying

“Stop your hand!”

So not kill my heart twice in the same place!”

Ibrahim B. Mikhail Al-Mundhir

Because our mother’s love is priceless,
Immeasurable, and unconditional,
Let today be a day that we sincerely remember our Mother,
And remind her and show her, truly, just how much we love her.
But, most importantly, let us remember to make
Every day our Mothers Day ----
I found this on the webpage, and it is beautiful and so accurate! So I thought I would share!

This poem makes me cry. Well all of them do.. :/ ...

Lastly I thought I would finish with reminding me and us all, that what we have in this dunya is not forever, and we know that. But sometimes we forget that. We neglect our duties as a son, daughter...etc. and get led astray by the worldly things, which we should try to avoid inshaAllah. Mothers are precious. I remember a quote about the household. If there is no mother, there is no household. I think that's it. Which is true, the household relies on the mother, everything is chaotic without your mum. (Please do not be offended to you all out there who don't have mothers, anymore)

Aww, a sweet quote I thought I'd share.
Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

I am not sure who wrote that...

Lastly, I would like to finish off by the saying of our beloved Rasool (SAW)

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that a person came to Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said: Who among the people is most deserving of a fine treatment from my hand? He said: Your mother. He again said: Then who (is the next one)? He said: Again it is your mother (who deserves the best treatment from you). He said: Then who (is the next one)? He (the Holy Prophet) said: Again, it is your mother. He (again) said: Then who? Thereupon he said: Then it is your father. In the hadith transmitted on the authority of Qutalba, there is no mention of the word" the people".

Sahih Muslims Book 032, Number 6180

See, even our beloved Rasool (SAW) said our mothers were important. 

& Lastly some nice pictures that are too sweet!

If you are wondering why I decided to post about Mothers today it is because my mum is extremely ill but inshaAllah she will get better! Alhamdulilah I have a mum!Keep her in your duas inshaAllah & let's all appreciate our mothers! Tell them we love them <3 and hug them! Never forget how they looked after us, and spend time with them like they spent time with us when we were young! <3

I love you mum <3


Friday, 21 June 2013

Happy, Crazy, Love

Assalaamulaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh!

Feeling happy? Bit..Crazy? Feeling love for the Almighty? Well that's great! How did you get there?  Not to say we don't all feel love for the Almighty its just sometimes we don't have it consistently & as passionately. A way- well my personal way- to get there, is take yourself out. Yeah, you heard it right ;) Take yourself out on a day, where you concentrate on Allah (SWT)'s bounties! SubhanAllah, it's truly amazing, try it one day. Go out simply to look at the sky, grass, trees..and say SubhanAllah! Go to a park, or a cafe...sit and read, take in the world, and be prepared to be amazed!

Go out after it's rained, or while its raining if your daring+ your mum lets you (Haha).  Take a long walk round a busy area, it might help. Or might not, depending on the type of person you are.

I think it's good to have a bit of personal time, in my opinion surrounding yourself  with friends constantly doesn't leave much time for reflection. I am an ultimate thinker, anyone who knows me can tell you that fo sure. I think, like all the time, I seriously mean ALL the time. I overthink, sometimes. But obviously don't be me, think about your actions, who you are, what you need to do to be a better person etc...but don't overthink. That probably won't help you. Personal time will help you to do this, well I think.. anyway. If you have another way, do share! Okay this was short but I gots to go now... Hey, I found this video from my faVo site, Productive Muslim..It's to do with reflecting on a verse, but I think it can be general reflection as well. So you know, take a look if your in the mood. Or not, if your not in the mood.

Have a nice day. Try out my advice if you want, let me know how it goes. Take care, and be happy! InshaAllah! :D See yous soon :) Wasalaam.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Demotivation. I. Am

Assalaamualaikum Wa Rahmtullahi Wa Barakatuh,

You know those feelings of demotivation, depression, sadness, loneliness, that you get every once in a while? Well whenever I feel like that, I try to look forward and focus, because we as insaan, tend to lose focus- lose sight of the bigger picture in life. We always stray towards the meaningless- but I wanted to tell you, that it's natural to get upset, I mean not everyone is happy all the time! We all get down, but we just need to pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and start afresh.

Starting afresh means, reflecting on who you are, and what you need to do. It's not just for deep thinkers, its as muslims, we should reflect on ourselves, to improve. The time when you get upset, or lonely, remember Allah is there for you no matter what, then it's just about reminding yourselves of the glorious bounties of Allah (SWT) and getting excited about the little things-like prayer, optional fasting, small sunnahs etc. If you make it exciting, you won't feel sad. La Tahzan InnAllaha Ma Ana' meaning dont be sad, Allah is with you (or us).

Do you realise, that when every person you depend on lets you down, the only one who has never let you down, is Allah (SWT) . Not many people realise this, they get caught up on the betrayal from a friend, or being let down by family...when to be truthful, you don't need anyone but Allah (SWT)! You know a great way to always feel happy, is talk to Allah. Tell Allah about your day, your problems, what your thinking, feeling...Allah is the best listener, you know? It might feel silly, but it will help you feel closer to Allah(SWT) and constantly remind you that Allah(SWT) is watching you.

Lastly, if you do get sad, even after these tips, remember how easy you have it, compared to our beloved brothers and sisters around the world. Ya Allah! Imagine our beloved brothers and sisters in Syria, Gaza, Pakistan..etc, they go through a much bigger trial than us! Allah tests us, to make us better people. I remember someone saying to me that it's like being cleaned, you know when you get a sieve and sieve away the bad, or unnecessary flour or whatever, you are getting the best at the top, right? In the same way, Allah cleanses us through the trials we face, whether we pass or not AllahuAlam! But it's getting the best out of us, if we want to attain Jannah Al Firdous, we need to be pure, have Ikhlaas(Sincerity), you know? Don't see problems for whatever reason, whether your under pressure, or stressed out, as bad thing, see it as a way to attain closeness to the almighty! Now my sisters, I want you to go away feeling happy, because Allah wanted you to read this, maybe because you were feeling upset, this message got to you for a reason, so don't ignore the advice inshaAllah! Cheer up! :D The same goes to me! :D Allahu Akbar! JazakAllah Khairan for reading, and I hope you have a blessed afternoon!

(This was a short post, I know, it's just cause' I felt like writing! InshaAllah next post will be longer + more videos, and quotes!)

Wasalaam. :D

Monday, 17 June 2013

Stopping Time.

Assalaamualaikum Wa Rahmtullahi Wa Barakatuh,

 You know those times, when you feel like you're are losing yourself, in this western world. Although we want to be modest, yet adapted to society, we dont want to lose ourselves-our deen in this world, because ultimately we are living for the Akhirah. I know, I feel like I lose myself, I get confused, angry, and annoyed with myself for not being a better person, not using my time properly & a lot more. This discussion inshaAllah that I will do whenever I feel like talking is meant to help you (and me ;) ) with worries, confusion, and struggles. I know I waste time, sometimes I think fashion blogging is a bit time-consuming, and time-wasting, but then we should think about our intentions. I would like other people, to be more open to Abaya, or Hijab, but if they are not. Then that's fine. But ultimately I do it, because it's fun. Its a hobby. I like taking pictures. I would say I am more into photographs than fashion. Below is a video from Productive Muslim. Its a reminder to us all I guess.

Productive Muslim is really good, and really helpful. Alhamdulilah, we have so much resources available to us now, its great! I think, we all (including me) need to really reflect on ourselves and who we are. Its fine, to be into fashion, but I think we all get a bit obsessed with things, (like me) inshaAllah we should try to concentrate on what's important. 

Ibn Al Qayyim says: "Wasting time is worse than death because death seperates you from this world whereas wasting time seperates you from Allah" 

AllahuAkbar! From Mufti Menks videos, that I have failed to acknowledge, he said that every thing you read, or come across, is for a reason. It's no coincidence, sisters, if you have read this, Allah wanted you to read it, maybe its a message to you. SubhanAllah, that is the mighty power of Allah (SWT) he can portray messages anyway he wants.

After thinking, sisters, this blog is no longer going to be a fashion blog. It will be a discussion on, my views, on topics in Islam, the news, books etc.Things that matter, not that fashion doesn't matter, it does, but not that much. I'm sorry, but it's the truth. 

We all have wavering faith sisters, but it's okay to fall, and stumble, and trip, and get hurt, because it doesn't matter, those experiences make us who we are, they build us. From Philosophy class, empiricism says that the mind is a tabula rasa, that is built up by our experiences in the world which is true!

Ultimately we all need to go through bad times, to appreciate the good times! It's like never knowing good, if you never knew bad. If you understand me. I think, we all need to take a breather. Realise why are we here. Lastly who are we trying to please? Allah (SWT)
I found this on 

Once a woman was searching for her child and when she found him, she took hold of him, pressed him against her chest and gave him her breast to nurse him. Allah's Messenger Muhammad(saw) saw her and asked his companions: "Do you think this woman would ever afford to throw her child in the fire? They said: "By Allah, so far as it is in her power, she would never throw her child in the fire. Thereupon Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: 'Allah is more Merciful to his believing servants than this woman is to her child.'
(Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Book 73, Number 28)

That makes me want to cry, seriously. Just think Allah loves us so much! Allah wants us to go Heaven, but its up to us, Right? So we need to utilize our time. InshaAllah sisters, we all keep on the straight path, and imrpove every day (including me).

JazakAllah Khairan :)

P.S I am not an Aalimah or anyone is who claiming to be anyone other than a regular teenager trying to be a better muslim, so not hatess  :)