Islamic Crafts – Sadaqah Jar

Making a Sadaqah Jar is something I have wanted to do with the girls for a while. And with Ramadan coming up I felt it was the perfect time to make it and get Munchkin to start contributing to it. Sadaqah (charity) is important in Islam and I want the girls to grow up knowing…

http://www.muslimmummies.com/2016/04/islamic-crafts-sadaqah-jar/

Things that Help me through the Dark Patches

Then indeed with hardship comes ease. Indeed with hardship comes ease. (Quran 94:5-6)

 

“There is no worthy of worship except Allah, the Ever Forbearing, the Most Great. There is none worthy of worship except Allah, the Lord of the Tremendous Throne. There is none worthy of worship One Who sustains and protects all that exists, there is none worthy of worship except You, and by Your Mercy do we seek Your aid.”
“So be patient, with a good patience…” (Qur’an 70:5)

“O’ you who believe! Seek help in patience and the Prayer.” (Qur’an 2:153)

“Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty, ailments and were shaken.” (Qur’an 2:214)

“Verily, with hardship there is relief” (Qur’an 94:6)
“Perhaps Allah may bring victory or a decision according to His Will.” (Qur’an 5:52)

Prophet Ibrahim (‘alayhissalam) did not feel its heat because of the help he received from Allah. “We (Allah) said : O’ fire! Be you coolness and safety for Ibrahim.” (Qur’an 21:69)

The sea would not drown Prophet Moses (‘alayhissalaam) because he uttered in confident, strong and truthful manner: “Nay verily! With me is my Lord, He will guide me.” (Qur’an 26:62)

“No calamity befalls on earth or in yourselves but but is inscribed in the Book of Decrees – before We bring it into existence.” (Qur’an 57:22)
The pen has dried, and the pages have been lifted: all events shall come to pass have already been written. Whatever has befallen you was not meant to escape you, and whatever has escaped you was not meant to befall you: if this belief were to be firmly ingrained in your heart, then all hardships and difficulty would become ease and comfort.

The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Whoever Allah wishes good for, He inflicts him (with hardship).” [Bukhari]

For those who are afflicted with disaster, glad tidings await them: so remain patient and happy with your Lord. “He cannot be questioned as to what He does, while they will be questioned.” (Qur’an 21:23)

 

“Allah is sufficient for us, and He is the best Disposer of affairs. So they returned with Grace and Bounty from Allah. No harm touched them; and they followed the good Pleasure of Allah. And Allah is the owner of Great Bounty.” (Qur’an 3:173-174)

“And put your trust in Allah if you are believers indeed…(Qur’an 5:23)
“O you who believe! Seek help in patience and the prayer…” (Qur’an 2:153)

“So do not become weak, nor be sad…” (Qur’an 3:139)
“And grieve not over them, and be not distressed because of what they plot.” (Qur’an 16:127)

“…Bear with patience whatever befalls you….” (Qur’an 31:17) and “Be not sad, surely Allah is with us.” (Qur’an 9:40)

 
sweet baby boy and honey boy smiles hugs from baby girl
 
Writing about how I feel
 
Chocolate need I say more , not the crappy kind but the good melts in your mouth sends a shiver down your spin kind
 
Being in nature walks hikes and sometimes just sitting out in the sun and watching nature
 
Family and friends who understand and allow me to just be me
 
Crocheting things for other people and crafts
 
Baking and cooking simple comfort foods
 
washing clothes and dishes
keeping busy
and some days just hiding under the blankets and waiting for the dark patch to pass