Dua to Allah

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
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You tell on yourself by the friends you seek,
By the very manner in which you speak,
By the way you employ your leisure time,
By the use you make of dollar and dime;

You tell what you are by the things your wear,
By the spirit in which your burdens bear,
By the kind of things at which you laugh,
By the deeds you do which angels paragraph;

You tell what you are by the way you walk,
By the things of which you delight to talk,
By the manner in which you bear defeat,
By so simple a thing as by how you eat,

By the books you choose from the well-filled shelf,
In these ways and more you tell on yourself.
So there’s really no particle of sense
In an effort to keep up false pretense.

Remember, important of all, the only wealth
Is the spiritual happiness within yourself,
By having wisdom to make Islam your Deen
For Allah knows your true ways and heart Unseen.

JUZ 17 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1)

Alhuda, The Quran Club

PART 1

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The first part of Juz 17, Surah Al-Anbiyaa, is titled “the Prophets.”  The leaders of Makkah had dismissed the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as a false prophet or a mere “poet.”  Some doubted his intentions or his sanity.  These verses set the record straight, that the Prophet teaches the same message of tawhid, Unity of God, that all previous prophets had also taught their people.  A long line of prophets is discussed, the message being that they all were rejected by their people, yet their message lived on.  The leaders of Makkah and other unbelievers are warned that their rumors and backbiting will not hurt the Prophet or the message of Islam in the least; on the contrary, they will be the ones facing punishment in the Hereafter.  Rather than being a curse, it was a blessing to them that the Prophet was amongst them, to give them a warning and a chance…

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Depression, Not Medication, Kills Creativity

“My favorite escapes from depression are meds and writing,” says Diana Spechler in a New York Times opinion piece. “But I can’t do both at once.” Friends have been forwarding to me her columns in the “Going Off” series, which chronicles her attempt to wean off the medications she takes for depression, anxiety, and insomnia.…

http://thereseborchard.com/2015/07/14/depression-kills-creativity-not-medication/

Depression and Men: Why It’s Hard to Ask for Help

Fans surprised Supernatural star Jared Padalecki at Comic-Con on Sunday, July 12, by lighting candles in the audience—7,000 of them–as a thank you for opening up about his struggles with depression and as a tribute to his Always Keep Fighting campaign that supports people struggling with depression, self-injury, addiction, or suicidal thoughts. In the third…

http://thereseborchard.com/2015/07/13/depression-and-men-why-its-hard-to-ask-for-help/

HOW TO FIND LAYLAT-UL-QADR

Alhuda, The Quran Club

Laylat-ul-qadr is an honorable night. Worship during this night is equivalent to worship performed for a period of one thousand months. Allah says about this night in Surah AlQadr Ayah 1-3:

“Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree.And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.”

Ibn Abbas narrated that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said,

Look for the Night of Qadr in the Last ten nights of Ramadan,’on the night when nine or seven or five nights remain out of the Last Ten Nights of Ramadan (i.e 21,23,25 respectively).” Sahih Bukhari Hadith# 238

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said:

“Whoever stands (in Qiyam) in Laylatul-Qadr (and it is facilitated for him) out of faith and expectation of Allah’s reward, will have all of his previous sins forgiven.”…

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The Legislative Rulings For ‘Eid-ul-Fitr – Shaykh ‘AbdulQaadir al-Junayd [e-Book]by AbdurRahman.org

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The Legislative Rulings For ‘Eid-ul-Fitr – Shaykh ‘AbdulQaadir al-Junayd [e-Book]by AbdurRahman.org

The Legislative Rulings For ‘Eid-ul-Fitr – Shaykh ‘AbdulQaadir al-Junayd

Extremely comprehensive yet potent with much benefit, this Ebook offers a synopsis of essential matters surrounding the ‘Eid prayer which every Muslim who wishes to align himself to the Sunnah of Muhammad(sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) should be familiar with.
This treatise was written by Shaykh ‘Abdul Qaadir Ibn Muhammad al-Junyad (حفظهالله) and was translated by Abu Afnaan Muhammad ‘Abdullah (حفظهالله) with the explicit permission and approval of the Shaykh.
The Chapter Headings
The Legislative Validity of The ‘Eid Prayer

Making Ghusl For The ‘Eid

Adorning Oneself with The Best Clothes and Wearing Fragrance/Scents for The ‘Eid

Eating Before Going to The ‘Eid Prayer Area

Leaving for The Prayer Area and Returning From It

The ‘Takbeer’ on The Day of ‘Eid al-Fitr

Raising The Hands Whilst Making The Initial Takbeer of…

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