When times are easy, and things are going well, then it’s easy to be thankful. But when times are a bit difficult, or things don’t go the way you wanted, that’s when the true test of faith begins. Maybe we are all guilty, that when things are well, we become a little comfortable. Maybe we also become a little careless. But when we are going through hard times, maybe it helps us get closer to Allah (SWT), and become humble, and realize our constant reliance upon Him. It is through these times when we need to bear with patience and keep our trust in Allah (SWT). Don’t give up, and think good of Allah (SWT), and try to understand that if things are not going the way you want, or you are not getting what you want, Allah (SWT) knows what’s best for us and is guiding us to achieve the highest level of success. He sees the bigger picture and knows what’s best for us, better than we understand. So don’t stop calling upon Allah (SWT), try to actually stay appreciative while going through these tough times, and work HARD to try to maintain your duty to Him. Don’t just keep running back to the things that harm you, actually WORK to make adjustments in your lives in-sha’-Allah. PUSH yourself to try to keep up with the prayers. Resist those temptations that keep pulling you. Keep trying and trying and dont give up! As time goes by, you will be able to see your own progress so that as each difficulty comes, you are able to stay more patient and trusting in Allah (SWT). And what will show even better results of your progress, is how much you are able to stay THANKFUL through these difficult times. May #Allah (SWT) instill the highest level of patience(#sabr), trust(#tawakkul) and thankfulness in all of us, Ameen.

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This will surely bring tears in you eyes๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

Love is when Bilal(may Allah be pleased with him) retired from making the adhan after the death of the Prophet Peace be upon him (because he called the Prophet Peace be upon him to prayer when he was alive, and could not stand to do so without him)

Love is Bilal ..when he left the Illuminated City ( Madinah) because he could not stand to stay there after the Prophet died (because everything reminded him of the Beloved Peace be upon him)

Love is Bilal..when a long time passed between him visiting the Prophet’s Peace be upon him grave in Madinah and subsequently the Prophet coming to him in his dream and telling Bilal, “what is with this dryness/ distance oh Bilal?” driving Bilal to make arrangements to head to Madinah immediately upon waking.

Love is Bilal arriving in Madinah in the middle of the night and Hassan and Husayn, the grandsons of the Prophet Peace be upon him, finding him at the maqam of the Prophet Peace be upon him crying and insisting that he, for old time’s sake, make the adhan for the impending fajr prayer and causing an uproar that morning in Madinah as everyone therein poured out of their homes weeping and anguished in being reminded of the days with the Prophet Peace be upon him.

Love is Bilal..when Umar ibn al Khattab asked him to make adhan to, calling the army in Sham to prayer, and when he reached the part “Ashhadu anna Muhammadan Rasul Allah” began to weep uncontrollably, unable to finish the adhan, and causing the entire army to weep- Umar being the most emotional of them all.

Love is Bilal on his deathbed and experiencing the pangs of death, with his family all around him weeping for him, crying out in poetry to his family gathered around him, ” Tomorrow I meet the beloveds// Muhamamad and his companions”

Subhan Allah!

Why is love for the sake of Allah is so beautiful?
It’s being conscious of the unseen world.
It’s knowing that your relations in the dunya mean nothing if you arn’t planning to go to Jannah together.
It’s helping one another make the biggest investments for their hereafter. It’s sincere love because you plan your whole life for the moment you walk hand in hand into the gates of Jannah together & you know regardless of the fact you’re going to be happy in Jannah, you only want to be there with THEM.

So many of us are blind to the blessings of Allah upon us. We race through life barely giving a thought to the blessings we are surrounded by…

A worthy du’aa for us to make:

ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู€ูู…ูŽู‘ ุชูŽู…ูู‘ู…ู’ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู†ูŽุง ู†ูุนู’ู…ูŽู†ูŽุง ูˆูŽุงุฌู’ุนูŽู„ู’ู†ูŽุง ู„ูŽูƒูŽ ุดูŽู€ุงูƒูุฑููŠู’ู† ูŠูŽุงุญูŽูŠูู‘ ูŠูŽุงู‚ูŽูŠู€ูู‘ูˆู…

O Allah, perfect for us the blessings you have favoured upon us and make us from those who are grateful to You, O the Ever Living, the One who sustains and protects everything that exists.

Ever feel like you are slipping away? Ever feel like holding on isn’t as easy as it used to be? Despite His infinite mercy and compassion, you still feel a barrier rising between you and Him?

Such a feeling is experienced by all. It’s a constant battle which requires continuous effort to remain close, to remain strong and maintain forbearance. Because He deals with us with ever so much forbearance.
When we falter, when we fall, when we blindly keep making the same mistakes, even then He cradles us with His mercy, He holds us close and doesn’t let us go, although He has every right to do so.

And when you feel that you’re falling the deepest, that’s when He shelters you more, takes care of you more, to remind you that you are His, you belong to Him and He loves you even though you make mistakes, He just cares that you are mindful enough to acknowledge them. That’s an ultimate aspect of the slave and Master relationship. The slave will make mistakes, and the Master will not reprimand the slave as long as he/she is aware and makes up for the mistake.

You may feel like you’re losing hope, you’re losing yourself, because around you people are gradually receiving what they ask for, or they are achieving things which you can only ever dream of, but don’t lose yourself in these thoughts, know that your time will come, your moment will come. If He takes care of you despite your mistakes, will He not then come to your aid when you’re holding on with every ounce of strength you have?

He will be of aid to you, as long as you maintain hope and faith in Him. He will hold you up, as long as you want to be held. Promise He is listening to you. He is listening to your silent tears. And that is your Lord, Close and Responsive.

A believer is superior:
A believer is mighty, victorious, supported and sufficed (by Allaah), even if all the humans on earth were to gather against him, as long as he fulfills the reality of faith and his duties (towards Allaah): “So do not weaken and do not grieve, and you will be superior if you are [true] believers.” [3:139]