Those moments when you look at someone and think they are really good at maths and then you remember that you use to tutor them 2 years ago
post a selfie!!!
at first i was going to ask why, but then i thought hardy anyones online so why not, but i suck at taking selfies soooo you should just go to http://inyourbrilliancebask.tumblr.com/tagged/me instead :P
@anon from yesterday (if you see this)
I just wanted to clear up what i meant by something last night. When i said that loving Allah isnt too hard, i meant its not when you compare it to the difficulty of completely mastering ones intentions and sincerity. A person can love Allah and still slip up in those things. However the more your love for Allah grows the more easier being sincere and getting your intentions correct will be. So thats why i said you shouldnt wait.
Hope that makes more sense than what i said before, And Allah also says
"Has the time not come for those who have believed that their hearts should become humbly submissive at the remembrance of Allah and what has come down of the truth? And let them not be like those who were given the Scripture before, and a long period passed over them, so their hearts hardened; and many of them are defiantly disobedient.” (57:16)
So the time to repent is always now, the future is never guaranteed
I appreciate your response especially with all the duas and video. Also, I think I might be like that because I distanced myself with my sins and I want to be forgiven but I don't think I'm sincere. Should I try to love Allah first until I'm sincere in my asking for repentance or is wanting repentance and having the intention to change enough to be forgiven?Since I don't know if I'm sincere... This is so difficult, I hope I'm not bothering you too much. I just have no one else to ask for advice
you’re not bothering me at all :)
(but i did have 4 hours sleep last night and ive been up for 21 hours so forgive me if i dont make sense, im not really sure what i just wrote lol)
I recently wrote a post on my Qur’an blog talking about how even the people who have taqwa fall into major sins (heres the post) so don’t let grief from your mistakes make you lose sight of whats important. I wouldnt recommend delaying repentance because you never know when you will die. In all honesty sometime you will never know how sincere you were in your tawba or if it was accepted so theres no harm in constantly repenting (in fact its a good thing). Try to increase your love but also constantly renew your tawba, and just like the ayah in the last post said, Allah is your helper, ask him to help you be sincere in your repentance to him.
I’ll tell you this now, loving Allah isn’t too hard, but learning to be sincere and mastering ones intentions is quite difficult, but doubting your intentions or constantly thinking about your sins isnt necessarily a bad thing, you just need to learn how to control it to work to your benefit.
"Except for those who repent, believe and do righteous work. For them Allah will replace their evil deeds with good. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.
And he who repents and does righteousness does indeed turn to Allah with [accepted] repentance.” (25:70-71)
I see so many Muslims who love Allah so much and I want to be like them but I'm not and it breaks my heart and I don't know what to do. How do we love Allah? I feel like I don't appreciate Him or love Him and I don't want to be a disbeliever. Please help
Asalamu alaikum, by the very fact that you feel bad and are looking for a way to increase your love for Allah shows that Allah wants to guide you, how many people live their entire lives without once thinking about attaining love for Allah? Feeling lost in itself is a part of guidance Alhamdulillah.
One of the most essential steps to loving Allah is knowing him, the more you know Allah and his mercy upon you, the more you will grow to love him. This talk discusses khushu’ in salah, and I want you to watch it because i remember on of the first steps of attaining khushu’ being to love Allah and he explains this point much better than i can.
Allah tells us that he replies to the call of the caller when they call, so use this to your advantage, ask Allah to let you love him because it is Allah who controls the hearts.
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "One of Prophet Dawud’s supplications was: ‘Allahumma inni as’aluka hubbaka, wa hubba man yuhibbuka, wal-‘amalalladhi yuballighuni hubbaka. Allahumm-aj’al hubbaka ahabba ilayya min nafsi, wa ahli, wa minal-ma’il-baridi (O Allah! I ask You for Your Love, the love of those who love You, and deeds which will cause me to attain Your Love. O Allah! Make Your Love dearer to me than myself, my family and the cold water).”’
repeat duas such as this one often and you are sure to see a difference.
Allah says in the Qur’an
“Say, [O Muhammad], ‘If you should love Allah , then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.’” (3:31)
One of the main ways to love Allah and gain his love is by following the guidance which the prophet (saw) came with, so try and add more worship in your life. Imitate the prophet (saw) in his manners and characteristics, do more sunnah acts etc.
I think these cover the main ways to gain love of Allah but I want you to know one thing, Allah says in the Qur’an
"And strive for Allah with the striving due to Him. He has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty. [It is] the religion of your father, Abraham. Allah named you “Muslims” before [in former scriptures] and in this [revelation] that the Messenger may be a witness over you and you may be witnesses over the people. So establish prayer and give zakah and hold fast to Allah . He is your protector; and excellent is the protector, and excellent is the helper.” (22:78)
Allah specifically chose you for this deen, a favour which he did not grant to the majority of humans and jinns, and he specifically tailored it so that it was not difficult upon you. We all have our different struggles which Allah gives us to purify us so that He may raise our ranks in jannah and reward us for our patience in the hereafter. So establish prayer and give zakah if you are able to, and hold fast to Allah especially when you feel like you are slipping away and ask for his help because he is your helper.
Read the Qur’an more, Wallahi all the answers to the questions you might have are there. You said it breaks your heart but Allah said
"Say, ‘In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy - in that let them rejoice; it is better than what they accumulate.’" (10:58)
Its only through Allahs mercy that you are feeling the way you do, and inshaAllah it will be the first step which leads you to extreme love of Allah, take comfort in the fact that Allah has not sealed your heart.
You said that you fear disbelief, Allah says
"Indeed, Allah leaves astray whom He wills and guides to Himself whoever turns back [to Him] - Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah . Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.” (13:27-28)
The very fact that you asked this question shows that you are turning back to Allah.
I’ll say one last thing before i end this post, Allah says
"And He gave you from all you asked of Him. And if you should count the favour of Allah , you could not enumerate them. Indeed, mankind is [generally] most unjust and ungrateful." (14:34)
Call out to Allah and say that He said that he gives you from all that he asks, tell Him that He said that he will respond to those who call unto Him, tell Him that you have believed in His words and that no one is more truthful in speech than Him and ask him to make you love him and ask for his love. Allah wont turn you away :)
When everyone else in your tajweed class is arab and the older guys (like in their 40s) start talking to the sheikh in arabic and he forgets himself and keeps talking in arabic for ages and your just say there like :S
Having a friend who encourages you to do a good deed, especially one which most people don’t do is truly a blessing from Allah
Wallahi, My Brother Died Disobeying Allah!
All muslims should watch this!
But the evil plot does not encompass except its own people.
Surah Fatir (35:43)
bilari replied to your post “i seriously wish i just studied the deen as a degree, i could easily…”
its cool because you get rewarded for revising, hence why i choose to revise that over college work
smart choice tbh, its a lot more interesting too and benefits you in both this life and the next
mardhiyya replied to your post “mardhiyya replied to your post “i seriously wish i just studied the…”
Well get a job and some stability, then pursue it. If you’re into it and can make use of your time, it’s possible. I work too, but I make time, alhamdulillah :)
then i dont think i’d be able to learn the deen to the same level i want to then, it will pretty much be the same as my level of study now :/