A Heedless Heart ...

What is the connection between Laylatul Qadr and the Ahlul-bayt?

Sh Bachoo - Ramadhan 1435 (first lecture) 

Child in Gaza doing homework.

Child in Gaza doing homework.

مَن يَهْدِ اللَّـهُ فَهُوَ الْمُهْتَدِي ۖ وَمَن يُضْلِلْ فَأُولَـٰئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.
Khalil Gibran 

Dua Mujeer by Br. Hassan Al-Khaffaji

Every night in the month of Ramadan, Allah, the Blessed and the Exalted, calls out three times: “Is there anyone who seeks from Me so that I grant him his wish? Is there anyone who turns to Me in repentance so that I may turn to him (in Mercy)? Is there anyone who seeks forgiveness from Me so that I may forgive him?”
Prophet Muhammad (S), Mustadrak al-Wasaail, vol. 7, pg. 429  (via thelittlephilosopher)
Be pious in hardship and ease.
The Messenger of Allah (ص) Nahj al-Fasahah p. 39  (via loveofahlulbayt)
I look back and half of Ramadan is over in the blink of an eye. Before I know I’ll be saying that about my entire life.
Nouman Ali Khan
If people understood what good there was in the month of Ramadhan, they would have liked that it last for a year
Prophet Muhammad (sawa)
An Empty Life

A group friends went to a newly married friends house, with chocolates and gifts. They noticed an empty frame on the wall…they knew he wasn’t financially stable, he lived in a small house, but the empty frame left them puzzled.

One of them mustered some courage and asked him if the empty frame was to have the couples’ wedding picture on it, which might not have sufficient hijab. The rest of the group laughed. 

And the newlywed replied:

"No, the empty frame is for the picture of Imam Zaman. When he reappears and when everyone sees and knows what he looks like, we will fill the frame with his picture."

"So why have you hung an empty frame from now? Imam has not reappeared yet!"

He immediately replied:

"That’s exactly why…we want a constant reminder that there is something missing in our lives. Every time we look at the empty frame, it tells us to be amongst the ones who are eagerly awaiting his reappearance."

اللهم عجّل لوليك الفرج

irfandhirani:

A person was standing next to a lake, when a group of bees attacked him. Wanting to prevent himself from the pain of their sting, he jumped into the water. As long as he was in the water, they could not sting him.

The water, is the remembrance of Allah, and the bees are those worldly thoughts, whims and desires, that are constantly pestering the soul, trying to pull the soul away from seeking its goal of spiritual perfection.

- Ostaad Fatemi-Niya