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Hadith of the Week

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When a person's child dies, Allah the Most High asks His angels, ‘Have you taken out the life of the child of My slave?’ They reply in the affirmative. He then asks, ‘Have you taken the fruit of his heart?’ They reply in the affirmative. Thereupon he asks, ‘What has My slave said?’ They say: ‘He has praised You and said: Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un (We belong to Allah and to Him we shall be returned).’ Allah says: ‘Build a house for My slave in Jannah and name it Bait-ul-Hamd (the House of Praise).’” [Tirmidhi]


Love Letter


I saw you yesterday as you began your daily chores. You awoke without kneeling to pray. As a matter of fact, you didn't even bless your meals, or pray before going to bed last night. You are so unthankful, I like that about you. I cannot tell you how glad I am that you have not changed your way of living, Fool, you are mine. Remember, you and I have been going steady for years, and I still don't love you yet. As a matter of fact, I hate you.

You see, Fool, GOD LOVES YOU and HE has great plans in store for you. But you have yielded your life to me and I'm going to make your life a living hell. That way we'll be together twice. Thanks to you. With all of the good times we've had.......We have been watching dirty movies, cursing people out, partying, stealing, lying, being hypocritical, indulging in fornication, overeating, telling dirty jokes, gossiping, back stabbing people, disrespecting adults and those in leadership position, NO respect for the mosque, bad attitudes: SURELY you don't want to give all this up. Come on, Fool, let's burn together forever. I've got some hot plans for us.

This is just a letter of appreciation from me to you. I'd like to say "THANKS" for letting me use you for most of your foolish life. You are so gullible, I laugh at you. When you are tempted to sin, you give in HA HA HA, you make me sick. Sin is beginning to take its toll on your life. You look 20 years older, I need new blood. So go ahead and teach some children how to sin. All you have to do is smoke, drink alcoholic beverages, cheat, gamble, gossip, fornicate, and listen to and dance to the top 10 jams. Do all this in the presence of children and they will do it too. Kids are like that.

Well, Fool, I have to let you go for now. I'll be back in a couple of seconds to tempt you again. If you were smart, you would run somewhere, live for God with what little bit of life that you have left. It's not my nature to warn anyone, but to be your age and still sinning, it's becoming a bit ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, I still hate you......IT'S JUST THAT YOU'D MAKE A BETTER FOOL FOR YOURSELF.

Waiting for you,
Shaytan (Satan) Devil Iblis

Inpiration Series: Episode 1
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Hide The Sins Of Your Brother

Conceal the sins of you muslim brother now, in this world! 

InshAllah Ta'ala Allah (SWT) will cover our sins on the day of Judgement...

On that day when the whole of Mankind will be standing, listening, waiting...

Hadith of The Week

Hadhrat Abdulah Ibn Qart (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The first act about which one will be questioned on the Day of Qiyammah will be Salaat. If Salaat is found to be proper, other acts will pass as proper. But, if Salaat is found there to be despoiled, then all other acts too will fail.” (Tibrani, Ausat).


The Spirit of Bravery

May Allah ('Azza Wajjal) help our Brothers and Sisters in Syria! Ameen!

The Tests Of This Journey

One man had beautiful hair. The other had a beautiful skin.The third had beautiful eyes.
Allah took it all away from them.
Why? It was a test.

You, Dear Traveller, Have Fasted The Entire Year.

The Prophet (P.B.U.H.) said: "Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan and then followed it with fasting 6 days from the month of Shawwal, it is as though that person fasted the entire year." [Sahih Muslim]
Go for it, traveller!

"Daddy! Don't Lose The Trust!"

Oh the ignorance of that time!
"...And the Prophet's beard was soaked with tears!"
What a heart-wrenching story. May Allah protect us all. Ameen.

...So Glad Tidings To The Strangers!

We are strangers. And we should be glad we are strangers. Why? Remind yourself:
Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Islam initiated as something strange, and it will revert to its (old position) of being strange. So, glad tidings to the stranger!” [Muslim]

The Greatest Loser On The Day Of Judgement

Good deeds for Allah ('Azza Wajjal) or good deeds for the people of this Dunya?
That is the real question, wayfarer.

| There Is No Ignorance In Islam |
Let Us Understand, Fellow Travellers

When Bilal (R.A.) complained to the Messenger Muhammad (S.A.W.) about the racist comment Abu Dharr (R.A.) made about him. SubhanAllah, what a reprimand! And what humility, humbleness and regret Abu Dharr (R.A.) had! May we learn our lesson, Ameen!

Never Underestimate:
You've Got Potential, He's Got Potential

Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal (R.A.) was a great scholar of Islam. Listen to this amazing story related by Shaykh Nasir Abdul Jangda of the Qalam Institue. Learn, traveller!

Think About the Dunya (This Worldy Life), Traveller.

What is this Life? 20, 30, 40, 60, 80 years? And then what?
May Alla ('Azza Wajjal) help us ponder over this amazing reminder and may Allah ('Azza Wajjal) give us the strength to remove ourselves from the shackles of this world. Ameen.

Love for Your Brother What You Love for Yourself

Don't let that regret haunt you. May Allah ('Azza Wajjal) instill love in our hearts for our brothers and sisters. Before we leave this world or they do. Ameen.

The Dua of a Person in Need:
A reminder for the traveller

Allah is closest to you when you are in Sujood (Prostration). Ask Allah. Talk to Him! For He says in the Noble Quran:  يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اسْتَعِينُواْ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلاَةِ إِنَّ اللّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ

Be A Wayfarer; You'll Be Free

So do you think you are free? Think again. Let Hamza Tzortziz and Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explain to you.

RAMADAN: The Journey Just Got Better

Reminders are there for a reason. They make our journey in this world a better one. And what better time to act on reminders than Ramadan!
Yes! We're saying the Shaitan just got properly locked up! Run for it!