Depart with Grace

وَٱهْجُرْهُمْ هَجْرًا جَمِيلًا
سورة المزمل
“.. and depart from them courteously.” – Surah Al Muzzammil

Quran teaches us not to scream back when someone screams at us, or to return curse for a curse. The beauty of living lies in being kinder, nicer, and distancing and removing ourselves from such company by clearing our hearts.

Don’t take someone’s negative, harsh attitude as a personal attack on your being- their actions define them, yours define you. Once you shift your perspective to how you can be kind, forgiving following in the footsteps of Prophet ﷺ, your approach will differ a lot and you’ll be able to handle issues with grace and control.

A Condition for Success

Focusing on Quran, mastering it and growing with it will be one of the greatest commitments you make in this life to protect and shield your heart from the illusions of this world.

Memorising Quran, in fact, is a lifelong commitment. Don’t start a new decade of your life without having devoted yourself to hifdh and recitation of Quran.

Quran will provide steadfastness to your heart and safeguard your intellect while increasing your focus and shifting your priorities for a more blessed and healthy lifestyle as it’ll become the guiding light for you on your journey in this life.

قِيلَ ادْخُلِ الْجَنَّةَ قَالَ يَا لَيْتَ قَوْمِي يَعْلَمُونَ * بِمَا غَفَرَ لِي رَبِّي وَجَعَلَنِي مِنَ الْمُكْرَمِينَ

سورة يس

“..he was told ˹by the angels˺, “Enter Paradise!” He said, “If only my people knew

of how my Lord has forgiven me, and made me one of the honourable.”

Surah Ya Sin

Under His Watchful Eyes

وَلِتُصْنَعَ عَلَىٰ عَيْنِىٓ – سورة طه
“.. so that you are reared under My watchful eye, protection and care.” – Surah TaHa

In the palace of the tyrants, protected, guarded and raised in the hands of his enemies.

Allah sheltered Musa عليه السلام and gave his mother the strength and faith to carry on, and even returned Musa عليه السلام safely to her so she can take care of him.

Reflecting on just a part of this verse.. Moving from trial to trial at different stages in our lives, facing challenges and struggles.. Do we keep our focus on what’s coming ahead or do we give in to our situation, blame the circumstances while turning our eyes away from the mercy of our Lord?

Difficulties help us in building our characters. We will not taste the sweetness of spirituality if it were not for the struggles of this life.

Struggles that bring us closer to Allah are where we shed all insecurities, fears and focus only on Him and beseech Him, seek His Grace and Mercy. Such a struggle is spiritually productive because it strengthens our faith and we learn how to discover our connection with our Creator instead of coasting along in this life.

A strengthened faith is not something you’ll just find- it’s something you work for.

What can you do today to strengthen your connection with Allah?

Overwhelmed?

‎إِنَّمَا أَمْرُهُ إِذَا أَرَادَ شَيْئًا أَن يَقُولَ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُونُ

‎His command, when He wants anything, is to say to it: ‘Be,’ and it is.

‎— Surah Ya-Sin 36:82

‎Only He can help you overcome ALL that you’re overwhelmed with. Don’t stop praying and asking Him. He will make a way forward for you.

Inspired Action will Clear your Path

Change doesn’t come over night. It takes time. Don’t wait for things to fall into place in this life, get yourself busy by setting goals that extend far ahead of you into your afterlife.

Soon a mercy from Allah would come to you from where you didn’t expect, in times when you thought that success or an escape was impossible.

Release the need to control everything about your life and start with what you have, right now, wherever you are.

Raise your hands in prayers and ask Allah to give you the strength to continue this journey in life with His Mercy and Help.

Pray with hope and out of earnest faith. Know that He will respond to you. Because He will.

فَاسْتَجَابَ لَهُمْ رَبُّهُمْ أَنِّي لَا أُضِيعُ عَمَلَ عَامِلٍ مِّنكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَىٰ ۖ بَعْضُكُم مِّن بَعْضٍ

Their Lord responded to them: Never will I cause to be lost the deeds of any among you, whether male or female; you are of one another.

Surat Ali Imran 3:195

Reconnect with Your Quran

During the month of January, we will be covering:
Purpose and period of revelation
Reflections and Call to Action within the verses.

Surahs that will be covered this week:
سورة الفاتحة
سورة الناس
سورة الفلق
سورة الإخلاص
سورة المسد
سورة النصر
سورة الكافرون
سورة الكوثر

Link for registration: https://forms.gle/mo2Y71azF9P8sEpm8

Sessions will be held on Zoom.

Don’t Suffer in Silence

Being patient does not mean suffering in silence. Being patient means that what ever happens, you do not lose the connection between you and Allah. He is your lifeline at those times when you don’t know who out of the people you can turn to. Allah will make a way out for you and this will be done when the time is right.

“For indeed, with hardship there’s ease. Indeed, with hardship there’s ease.” [al-Sharh: 5-6]