Friday, May 25, 2018

Ramadan Diaries Day 10: Restocking Fruit Chat Staples and More

••• 🍎 🍌 Ah yes, it was fruit chat restocking time and a trip to the store happened ••• Mannee is such an adorable little person and it’s super hilarious asking her questions about Ramadan and how everyone is fasting except her ••• I woke up pretty early than usual today and ended up going super low on energy at about 3pm ••• Got started on my Ramadan poetry, Ar Rayyan Collection like each year •••
READ THE NEW POEM "PLIGHT OF SOLITUDE" 
 

Plight Of Solitude

 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Surah Al-Baqarah: Virtues of the Surah, Characteristics of Believers


Tafsir of Surah Al-Baqarah
Revealed in Al-Madinah
VIRTUES OF SURAH AL-BAQARAH
Al-Baqarah keeps out Shaytan. Shaytan does not enter the house where it is being recited(Ahmad, Muslim, Nasai). He flees the house where it is being recited. When he leaves he passes gas. Shaytan will not enter the house where 10 ayat of Surah Al-Baqarah are being recited: 4 from the beginning, Ayat Al-Kursi, the 2 following it, and the last 3. Shaytan will not come near the reciter and his family nor will he be touched by anything he dislikes. Reciting them over a senile person will wake him up (Darimi). Furthermore, Prophet Muhammad SAWW said that Al-Baqarah is the hump (high peek) of the Quran and whoever recites this in his house at night, Shaytan will stay away for 3 nights, and whoever recites it in the day, Shaytan will not enter for 3 days (At-Tabarani & Ibn Hibban). Another hadith is mentioned about the virtue of learning Quran, reciting it, and adhering to it. RasulAllah SAWW said that a person who does so is like a bag of musk (open) whose scent fills the air. And whoever learns and sleeps (is lazy) with it in his memory only is a bag of musk that is closed tight (An Nasai, Ibn Majah).
Angels are known to keep close when Al-Baqarah is being recited. According to Al-Bukhari, a companion Hudayr experienced seeing a cloud with lights like lamps, and something caused disturbance to his horse who could have trampled his young son nearby. RasulAllah SAWW told him that there were angels who came close upon hearing Al-Baqarah and if Hudayr would have continued, they would have come so close that all the people would have witnessed them. 
RasulAllah SAWW said that learning the Surah is blessing, ignoring it is sorrow, and sorceresses cannot memorize it. He further advised to learn Surah Al-Baqarah and Al Imran because they are 2 lights and they shade their people on the Day of Resurrection like 2 clouds, 2 spaces of shade, or 2 lines of flying birds. On the Day of Resurrection when a person’s grave will be opened, the Quran will meet him as a pale-faced man and will say … ‘I am your companion, the Quran, which has brought you thirst during the heat and made you stay up during the night. Every merchant has his certain trade. But, this Day, you are behind all types of trades.’ Kingship will then be given to him in his right hand, eternal life in his left hand and the crown of grace will be placed on his head. His parents will also be granted 2 garments that the people of this life could never afford. They will be told these are because their son carried the Quran. It would be said to the Reader of the Quran, ‘Read and ascend through the levels of Paradise.’ He will go on ascending as long as he recites, slowly or quickly. (Ahmad, Majah).
The Quran will intercede on behalf of its people on the Day of Resurrection (Ahmad)
1. Alif. Lam. Mim
Knowledge of these letters rests with Allah. Some say they are the beginning letters of Surahs of the Quran, removing the repeating letters. These are 14: Alif. Lam. Mim, Sad. Ra. Kaf. Ha. Ya. Ayn. Ta. Sin. Ha. Qaf. Nun. They reflect Allah’s wisdom. They testify to the miracle of the Quran - the challenge, the brilliance, the unparalleled script.
Attributes of believers are mentioned in the next ayat whether they are among humans (Arabs, non-Arabs).

2. This is the scripture whereof there is no doubt, a guidance unto those (Al Muttaqeen) who ward of evil.
The Quran is guidance for those who have Taqwa, fear of Allah. The Muttaqeen - righteous and pious people. They avoid shirk and are obedient. As Allah says in Surah Fussilat (41:44) that it is a guide and a healing for those who believe. And for those who disbelieve there is heaviness (deafness) in their ears and blindness for the eyes. Guidance (Hidayah) comes to those whom He wills. If He will He can send a nation astray. Prophets came as guides.

3. Who believe in the unseen, and establish worship, and spend of that We have bestowed upon them.
They trust and believe in an unseen God, His Books, His Messengers, Paradise, Hell, and the Day of Resurrection, and their Iman (faith) is expressed through their tongue (affirmation), deed, and creed. A companion asked RasulAllah SAWW if there are people better than them who have embraced Islam with him and performed Jihad with him. The Prophet said yes and informed that they would be those who will come after them (us, the Ummah of today) and who will believe in him although they did not see him (Ahmad). People of this Ummah will be given the Quran and they will implement it and believe it and will have twice the reward (Ibn Asakir).Iqamat-as-Salah (establish worship) with complete ablution (wudu), purity, bowings, prostrations, recitations, Tashahud, and Durud Shareef, humbleness, and attention. Spending in Allah’s way on family, servants, the wife, and rest of the people for charity.

4. And who believe in that which is revealed unto thee (Muhammad) and that which was revealed before thee, and are certain of the Hereafter
5. These depend on guidance from their Lord. These are the successful.
Successful in this world and the next where they will be safe from torment of punishment and will be rewarded eternal Paradise. 

Ramadan Diaries Day 09: Race for Chai

It’s a true bootcamp, waking up eating and responding to ⏰ alarms! ••• the days seem to be getting longer by minutes ••• the fun always starts at Iftar time when the treats are let out ••• Alhamdulillah ••• and the race for Chai ☕️ is ever crazy! •••


Ramadan Diaries Day 08: Out & About A Bit

I was out today for mom’s therapy and contrary to her concerns I didn’t faint, and in fact my body liked the going out and driving about bit ••• I caught up on my tafsir reading project ••• @sarasbakedcreations photography session was in full swing when I got home. I helped out pick the name for her latest Ramadan treat ‘The Peanut Butter Chocolate Scandal Brownies’ ••• Then for Iftaar there was pizza πŸ• made by SIL, what a treat ••• Countdown Candy Treat was Snickers Almond ••• and I restocked on Dahi Baray after Iftaar.
 

🎞πŸŽ₯RAMADAN ADVENTURE FILMSπŸŒ™✨🎞 Day 08>>> ••• I was out today for mom’s therapy and contrary to her concerns I didn’t faint, and in fact my body liked the going out and driving about bit ••• I caught up on my tafsir reading project ••• @sarasbakedcreations photography session was in full swing when I got home. I helped out pick the name for her latest Ramadan treat ‘The Peanut Butter Chocolate Scandal Brownies’ ••• Then for Iftaar there was pizza πŸ• made by SIL, what a treat ••• Countdown Candy Treat was Snickers Almond ••• and I restocked on Dahi Baray after Iftaar #muslimahblogger #muslimahbloggers #muslim #muslimblogger #muslimbloggers #muslims #MashaAllah #Alhamdulillah #ramadan2018 #ramadan #ramadandiaries #islam #islamic #islamicblogger #iftar #suhoor

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ramadan Diaries Day 07: Bubbles in the Pink Thingy

Rain ☔️ has attached itself to Maryland this time for good during Ramadan ••• It's been grey and gloomy mostly since the beginning. And that’s been happening for the past couple of years by the way ••• Taraweeh grounds become puddled and flood sirens are blaring around Iftar time ••• it was stormy again today ••• The best celebration of Ramadan is sharing it with my baby niece ••• she shares my love for Rooh Afza! ••• She calls it the Pink Thingy ••• And she loves blowing bubbles in it! ••• SIL made kabab burgers for us today! @sarasbakedcreations did these insanely delicious peanut butter and chocolate brownies! Treat of the day was Butterfingers ALHAMDULILLAH.
🎞πŸŽ₯RAMADAN ADVENTURE FILMSπŸŒ™✨🎞 Day 07>>> ••• Rain ☔️ has attached itself to Maryland this time for good during Ramadan ••• And that’s been happening for the past couple of years by the way ••• Taraweeh grounds become puddled and flood sirens are blaring around Iftar time ••• it was stormy again today ••• The best celebration of Ramadan is sharing it with my baby niece ••• she shares my love for Rooh Afza! ••• She calls it the Pink Thingy ••• And she loves blowing bubbles in it! ••• SIL made kabab burgers for us today! @sarasbakedcreations did these insanely delicious peanut butter and chocolate brownies! Treat of the day was Butterfingers ALHAMDULILLAH #muslimahblogger #muslimahbloggers #muslim #muslimblogger #muslimbloggers #muslims #MashaAllah #Alhamdulillah #ramadan2018 #ramadan #ramadandiaries #islam #islamic #islamicblogger #iftar #suhoor
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