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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Vietnamese Iced Coffee Popsicle

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As the summer heat kicks in, switch that steaming hot cuppa joe for something more refreshing. Inspired by the coffee culture here in Vietnam, I have decided to created these “cà phê sữa đá” popsicles for my family (instead of myself because I am allergic to coffee sadly). They are super easy and you do not have to be an ice cream expert to make these. A great way to start the day, they are also agreat pick-me-up snack along the way.

To make Vietnamese Iced Coffee, you can stick to the traditional method of brewing roast coffee with a drip filter. However, being the lazy person I am I would just whip G7 3-in-1 instant coffee with water and a spoonfulof condensed milk. Depending on what type of instant coffee you use you may want to adjust the sweetness by the amount of condensed milk. Let the mixture…

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Virtues and Blessings of Ramadan

Authentic Knowledge from Quran & Sunnah

Virtues and Blessings of Ramadan
Virtues of the month of rewards are known to most Muslims. The biggest of all is that Allah has said that fasting is for Him and He will reward it. He said, as reported in a Hadith Qudsee:
“…except for fasting which is only for My sake, and I will reward him for it.” [Al-Bukhaari, al-Fat’h, no. 1904; Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/407.]

Amongst the many virtues of Ramadan, following are some of them:
Forgiveness of sins (sins that potentially are blocking Allah’s blessings in our lives)

Gates of heaven are opened (showing Allah’s bountiful blessings)

Gates of hell are closed (showing Allah’s mercy)

Devils are chained up (making it easier for Muslims to get closer to Allah)

It has a blessed night which is better than 1000 months (83 years and 4 months)

Quran recitation provides an opportunity of great rewards in this life and the…

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Loving a Revert…

The Secret Hijabi

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Loving a Revert means never doubting,

Never shouting,

Never ignoring,

And never nagging.

Loving a revert means always loving,

always being patient,

always compromising,

and always forgiving.

Loving a revert means to live with a child,

innocent and new to the world,

curious and puzzled,

wanting to see and touch all.

Loving a revert means to see the world differently,

recoloured,

refocussed,

re-evaluated,

and refreshed.

Loving a revert is difficult,

a challenge,

a struggle,

and to most a problem.

But,

Loving a revert means knowing you love Allah,

His words,

His decree,

and His Prophet (SAW).

Thank you to all those beautiful souls who love reverts. It’s not easy living with us, but we appreciate your efforts. May Allah bless you all abundantly and grant you a beautiful Akhira, Ameen!

To my Husband who goes through the struggle that is me each and every day, Jazakhallah Kahiran for being you.

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Feeling mad as a hatter
To whom nothing much matters
I am quite the artisan when it comes to rhymes and melodies
Not much else I’m afraid
In the end, she is the only sunshine that penetrates the rainy days in my brain

Sadness gave over to rage, rage spiraled quickly into despair

It’s an important part of your journey. After you have had several tantrums, flung yourself down in defeated despair, attempted to medicate yourself out of the feelings you are having, and perhaps just withdrawn into your “safe place” of feeling nothing at all…you may (or may not) finally realize that you *have* to figure this out. The situation may seem like a prison cell with no outlet, and it may seem that someone else, someone who does not have anything good in store for you, holds the keys and all the power over your life.

You know I found that , Depression is rage turned inward .
Most people don’t recognize that .

This did not happen over night , and I fell off the wagon a number of times I can tell you . You see as bipolar , we tend to see the world as either ” black or white ” no grey , either all good or all bad . Its the extremes that define the condition right ?

I started looking at things , carefully and delayed my reaction to things ( Its really hard at times , when you are caught in the moment and the emotion ) I started
looking for the grey ,

I found it a little at a time . Sometimes , I found that things well they sucked , but at the same time it wasn’t the worst thing in the world sometimes they were in fact ” life altering bad ”
There were times where I just gave myself ” permission ” to feel bad like this past year .

I didn’t beat myself up over feeling bad . On the thought of ” suicidal ” thoughts ” this is controversial I know . But when I felt like I wanted to give up . I suggested this to “others as well ” I forced my self to ” visualize my funeral and my family and friends ” at my funeral .