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Flee


It was eerily quiet. Lights were on, but no one in sight. My late husband was away, and  my eight year old daughter and I were on our own. Strangely it looked like our servants had gone somewhere else. 

Telling Nola to stay in one place, I tried to find out why no one was at home. I looked all around outside, but mysteriously everyone had disappeared. I came back to where I had left Nola — she wasn’t there. Now where could she go? With heart full of anxiety, and eyes brimming with tears, I kept calling my daughter. 

I searched my home, inside and outside, it seemed Nola had disappeared too. Crying, I ran outside to find my daughter. Suddenly I got the feeling I was the next target, and I had to flee. I felt desperate, hopeless and didn’t know what to do? With grief stricken heart at the loss of my daughter I ran trying to hide behind bushes, and trees on the way. I could hear them calling each other, as they searched for me. I kept praying to God, as I evaded them.

With tears running down my face, I woke up. It was a bad dream. The call of muezzin calling to morning prayer had begun. With heart full of relief, I stood on the prayer mat to say my prayers.

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DAILY PROMPT

Flee

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Autonomy at Home


I wanted my own say where my bed should be placed in the room. My son had his own prerogative in which direction it should be. In the end hard earned autonomy won — the spot I chose.

There wasn’t a good option available. One thing was clear that my feet shouldn’t face the Kaaba. It meant disrespect. For those who don’t know? Kaaba is the House of Worship built by the Prophet Ibrahim together with his son Ismail at Mecca. It is in this direction we face when we pray to God five times a day, or more. Buried in the graves our faces are turned slightly right facing Kaaba too.

My son wanted my bed in a different spot then I had in my mind. He stopped objecting. It was my room after all. The hired men helped in putting my room together for me.

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DAILY PROMPT

Autonomy

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The Purpose of Life

Why was I created?

Was there a purpose?

There must have been……… 

Or I wouldn’t be here

I am just wondering!

The Quran 23:115 says, “Did you think that We created you in play (without any purpose), and that you would not be brought back to Us?”


DAILY PROMPT

Purpose

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Countless 


When we hear about the death of someone we know we have been told to say “Inna Lillahi wa Inna ilayhi rajiun”. This verse from the Quran: Surah 2, Ayat 156 means “Truly to Allah we belong and truly to Him we shall return”. 

I may have repeated this Ayat countless times myself at the news of death, but one can use this Ayat for another purpose too.

When I misplace something. I have found it amazing when I find it immediately after repeating the above Ayat. The moment I realize I am not finding the thing I am looking for I go numb with worry. Sometimes I forget to say the Ayat. It takes longer to find what I am looking for, and then it comes to mind what I have to say, and hey in a second I find it.

I can only say:

Countless are the ways His Mercies work

Countless are the ways God Help us through

Countless are the times we forget His Grace

Countless are the times He Forgives us though

(Sheen-May2016)

DAILY PROMPT

Countless

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A Soul Rejoices

I am answering yesterday’s prompt.

I was deadbeat yesterday. I reached my bed (the previous night) at 2.30 am (preparations for food). Got up at 5.10 to answer the Fajr Prayer, then headed towards the kitchen to resume what further needed to be done.

I made two sweet dishes, so that the ladies had a choice. In between I managed to make breakfast too. Then prepared a huge bowl of salad. The chicken pieces which I had coated with my special mixture (a day before), I put them in the oven to bake. Last item left was Chinese fried rice. It was to go with Gen Tsao chicken which I had done a day earlier. 

For the past many years when it was my turn to invite someone for food, I managed by inviting them to a restaurant. Yesterday was really an uphill task by doing the cooking myself. It would have looked odd inviting people to a restaurant for a reading of the Quran.

I am glad I held the rememberance for my (late) husband. I was afraid I may not be able to manage.

All that food doesn’t reach a soul. When people gather to read God’s Book, Angels come, and watch. They go, and tell the dead person’s soul, “your ……… did this, and sent God’s Blessings on you”.

And the soul rejoices. 

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/game-of-groans/

Game of Groans

Think about an object, an activity, or a cultural phenomenon you really don’t like. Now write a post (tongue in cheek or not — your call!) about why it’s the best thing ever.

The Sincerest Form of Flattery

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Yesterday, and day before I didn’t attempt my daily prompts. Today I am combining yesterday’s and today’s prompt.

I admire Salam’s blog – http://unitedheartsislamiccentre.com, and also like Maher Zain’s songs.

Lyrics of I Love You So.

I pray to God

My heart, soul, and body

Every single day of my life

With every breath I solemnly promise

To try to live my life for You

O Allah! You did revive my soul

And shone Your light into my heart

So pleasing You is now my only goal

Oh I love You so

I love You so
Now I know how it’s like

To have Your precious love in my life

Now I know how it feels

To finally be at peace inside

I wish that everybody knew

How amazing it feels to love You

I wish that everyone could see

How Your love has set me free

Set me free and made me strong
O Allah! I’m forever grateful to You

Whatever I say could never be enough

You gave me strength to overcome my uncertainties 

And stand firm against all the odds

You are the One

Who did revive my soul

You shone Your light into my heart

So pleasing You is now my only goal

Oh I love You so

I love You so
Now I know how it’s like

To have Your precious love in my life

Now I know how it feels

To finally be at peace inside

I wish that everybody knew

How amazing it feels to love You

I wish that everyone could see

How Your love has set me free

Set me free and made me strong
My love, my life, my days, my nights, my wealth, my prayers – all for You

My love, my life, my days, my nights, my wealth, my prayers – all for You

And I swear that I will never put anyone or anything before You

My love, my life, my days, my nights, my wealth, my prayers – all for You
Now I know how it’s like

To have Your precious love in my life

Now I know how it feels

To finally be at peace inside 

I wish that everybody knew

How amazing it feels to love You

I wish that everyone could see

How Your love has set me free

Set me free and made me strong
https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/always-something-there-to-remind-me/

http://unitedheartsislamiccenter.com/2015/07/19/best-songs-about-loving-allah-by-maher-zain/