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Ya Rabbi! Ummāti! Ummāti!

On the authority of Sayyidina Anas (may Allāh be pleased with him) related that the Prophet ﷺ said:

“The day of judgement will be very hot and the people will be thirsty and hungry. They will be running around, exhausted and tired. They will go to Adam (Alayhisalaam) and say, ‘You are the father of all the people, and Allāh created you with His Own Hands, and ordered the angels to prostrate to you, and taught you the names of all things; so please intercede for us with your Lord, so that He may relieve us from this place of ours.’ Adam (Alayhisalaam) will say, ‘I am not fit for this .’ Then Adam (Alahisalaam) will remember his sin and feel ashamed thereof. He will say, ‘Nafsi, Nafsi, myself, myself, Go to Nuh (Alayhisalam), for he was the first Apostle, Allāh sent to the inhabitants of the earth.’ They will go to him and Nuh (alayhisalam) will say,
‘I am not fit for this undertaking.’ He will remember his appeal to his Lord to do what he had no knowledge of, then he will feel ashamed thereof and will say, ‘Nafsi, Nafsi, myself, myself, Go to the Khalil ar-Rahman (i.e. Ibrahim alayhisalam).’ They will go to him and he will say, ‘I am not fit for this undertaking. Go to Musa (alayhisalam), the slave to whom Allāh spoke (directly) and gave him the Torah .’ So they will go to him and he will say, ‘I am not fit for this undertaking.’ and he will mention (his) killing a person who was not a killer, and so he will feel ashamed thereof before his Lord, and he will say, ‘Go to Eesa (alayhisalam), Allāh’s Slave, His Apostle and Allāh’s Word and a Spirit coming from Him. Eesa (alayhisalam) will say, ‘I am not fit for this undertaking, go to Muhammad ﷺ the Slave of Allāh whose past and future sins were forgiven by Allāh.’

‘Then I will ask my Lord for permission and He will give me permission, and He will inspire me with words of praise with which I will praise Him, words that I do not know now. So I will praise Him with those words of praise and I will prostrate before Him. He will say, ‘Ya Muhammad (ﷺ), raise your head. Speak and you will be heard will heard, ask and you will be given, intercede and your intercession will be accepted.’ I will say, ‘Ya Rabbi! Ummāti! Ummāti! (O Lord, my Ummāh! my Ummāh!)’ He will say, ‘Go and bring forth everyone in whose heart there is faith the weight of a barley-grain.’ So I will go and do that. Then I will come back and praise Him with those words of praise and I will prostrate before Him. He will say, ‘Ya Muhammad (ﷺ), raise your head. Speak and you will be heard, ask and you will be given, intercede and your intercession will be accepted.’ I will say, ‘Ya Rabbi! Ummāti! Ummāti! (O Lord, my Ummāh! my Ummāh!)’ He will say, ‘Go and bring forth everyone in whose heart there is faith the weight of a small ant or a mustard-seed.’ So I will go and do that. Then I will come back and praise Him with those words of praise and I will prostrate before Him. He will say, ‘Ya Muhammad (ﷺ), raise your head. Speak and you will be heard, ask and you will be given, intercede and your intercession will be accepted.’ I will say, ‘Ya Rabbi! Ummāt!i Ummāti! (O Lord, my Ummāh! my Ummāh!)’ He will say, ‘Go and bring forth from the Fire everyone in whose heart there is faith the weight of the lightest, lightest grain of mustard-seed.’ So I will go and bring them forth.”

All of mankind, all of humanity, the ones who loved Muhammad ﷺ and the ones who didn’t, the ones who followed him and the ones who rejected him. The ones who knew about him and the ones who didn’t. They will all run to him on the Day of Judgement saying Ya Rasul Allāh ﷺ ! Ya Rasul Allāh ﷺ !

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Eid Mubārak!

Eid Mubārak Ya Ummāti Rasul Allāh ﷺ!


كل عام وانتم بالف خير 🕋 
May your sins be forgiven. May your duas be accepted. May your hearts be mended. May your sorrows be wiped. May your brokenness be healed. 

May Allāh ﷻ shower His Mercy, His Rahma, His Forgiveness, His Provision, His Blessings, His Love and Acceptance upon you, your loved ones, your families and your friends. 

Pray for the Ummāh, for all those who are oppressed, who are sick, who are broken, who are lost, who are hopeless, who are strayed. 
May Allāh ﷻ accept our efforts. 

May Allāh ﷻ accept our slavehood.

May Allāh ﷻ accept our worship.

May Allāh ﷻ accept us.

Ameen Ameen Ameen ya Rab Al’Amin 💚

Ramadan reminders #3

Do not delude yourself that the path of love is a path of rainbows and butterflies.
The path of love is a path of blood, sweat, and tears. Of heartache and heartbreak. Of hardship and humiliation.
If you want to love Allāh and His Messenger ﷺ, more than everything other than the two of Them, then expect to be tested in everything else you love. Your parents. Your children. Your siblings. Your spouses. Your circle. Your belongings. Your livelihood. Your homes.
Until all those things leave your heart battered. Shattered. Broken. Thrown in the dirt and stepped on. Left bleeding all alone.
And then… And then… And then in that state, as your heart is lying bare, broken, and bleeding in the dirt…
It will be as if your heart is being asked by Allāh ﷻ: “Do you still want Me and My Beloved? Do you still belong to Us?
If in that state, your heart–through all its heartache — is somehow still smiling and full, and it answers back, “Yes. Yes. Yes. A thousand times, yes.”
Then your heart might just hear, “Then you are Ours… and We are yours.”
Lord, realize us in the path of love…until nothing is more beloved to us than You and Your Messenger ﷺ and struggling in Your way. And please be gentle with us, because we are fragile slaves, and Your are the Gentle.

Ramadan reminders #2

Assalamu alaykum ya Ahl Ummāh! I pray you are all physically mentally and spiritually well insha’Allāh! 

Here is a dua inspired by the blessed moments of iftar. Insha’Allāh remember this needy soul in your duas too!

Ya Rab, You promised that You would answer our calls at the breaking of our fasts so I thought about the rewards of the heavens and the earth, the diamond encrusted palaces and the pearl filled streets, the joy of eternity and the bliss of multitude, but on this night of mercy, the sinner wants nothing but You and Your Beloved ﷺ. 

Duas in Ramadan 

 

 First ten days (1-10) of the Blessed Month of Ramadan are the days of Mercy.

So we should seek Allāh’s Mercy in these days.

* Rab-bigh-fir war-ham wa Anta Khair-ur-Raahimeen. (Surah Al Muminun:118)

Meaning: My Lord! Forgive and have mercy, for You are the Best of those who show mercy!

* Ya Rabb, Allāhumma arhamni Ya Arham-mar-Rahimeen.

* Ya Hāyyu Ya Qayyumu Birahmatika asta-ghee-thu.

The second ten days (11-20) of Ramadan are the days of Forgiveness.

So we should seek Allāh’s forgiveness and repent for sins in those days.

* Allāhum-magh-fir-li dhunoobi Ya Rabbal Alameen

* Rabbana Fagh-fir-lana dhunoobana wa kaf-fir-‘anna sayyi-aatina wa ta-waf-fana ma-‘al abraar. (Surah Al-Imran:193)

Meaning: Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and remit from us our evil deeds, and make us die in the state of righteousness along with Al-Abrâr (those who are obedient to Allâh and follow strictly His Orders).

The last ten days (21-30) of Ramadan are to seek Refuge in Allāh from the Hellfire.

* Allāhumma Ajirna min-an-naar.

Meaning: O Allāh, protect us from the fire.

The Pious “Drunkard” and “Fornicator”

Splendid Pearls

Sultan Murad IV [d. 1640 CE]

Sultan Murad IV, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1623-1640, would often anonymously go into the midst of the people and see their state. One evening, he felt an uneasiness in himself and the urge to go out. He called for his head of security and out they went. They came to a busy vicinity, and found a man lying on the ground. The Sultan prodded him but he was dead and the people were going about their own business. Nobody seemed to care about the dead man lying on the ground.

The Sultan called upon the people. They didn’t recognise him and asked him what he wanted. He said,

“Why is this man lying dead on the ground and why does no one seem to care? Where is his family?”

They replied,

“He is so and so, the drunkard and fornicator!”

The Sultan said,

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Ramadan reminders #1

Ibn al-Jāwzi’s advice to his son —

Know, my son, that days consist of hours and hours are made of the breaths you take. Every breath is a treasure chest, so beware of letting a breath pass by with no benefit. You do not want to find an empty treasure chest on the Day of Judgement and regret.”

May Allāh ﷻ grant us the tawfiq to spend our breaths in ways that will benefit us in the Hereafter insha’Allāh! 

Ramadan Kareem!

Assalamu alaykum ya Ahl Ummāh!

I pray you are all physically mentally and spiritually well insha’Allāh!

Alhumdolilah by the grace of Allāh ﷻ we have entered the blessed month of Ramadan!

Insha’Allāh to maximise our potential in Ramadan, Revive Your Deen will be posting daily Ramadan reminders as we did last year. 

Insha’Allāh we pray this month brings blessings, Mercy and Rahma of our Lord upon you and yours. 

Keep us and Ummāh of our Beloved Messenger ﷺ in your duas insha’Allāh!

Masalaama 

Keep on keeping on 

If God answered the prayer of Satan even after the latter disobeyed His direct command to bow to Adam… then what about you? 
You who feel guilty after indulging in what you know you should stop doing. You who pray in parking lots and random, tucked away corners. You who cry because of your weakness, but continue to wake up, put on a brave face and say Bismillah every single day just because you know you have to. You who cut yourself and then try your hardest again to stop. You who strive to avert your gaze. You who are embarrassed when it looks like you’re taking a shower in the sink at work. You who put your phone away with a heavy heart after you’ve finally broken off what you should have done some time ago. 
If God could answer the prayer of the most cursed being, then how could you even doubt for a moment that He would not answer the call of His struggling believer? 
He loves and appreciates your struggle, even when you border on hating yourself. Don’t underestimate the vastness of His Mercy or the depth of His understanding of your most intimate internal battles. Raise your hands and call to Him and if you’re feeling too broken to say them with your words, whisper them in your heart. Know that He will undoubtedly respond, even if sometimes at first, you don’t quite understand the answer.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ taught, “Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him, He becomes shy to return them empty.” (Ahmad) 

This one is for our mothers

This post is dedicated to the mothers amongst our followers Insha’Allāh.
When she has her first baby, she must manage for another life even more dependent on her personal sacrifices. By the second, third, or fourth child, her days and nights belong almost entirely to others. Whether she has a spiritual path or not, such a mother can seldom resist a glance at the past, when there were more prayers, more meanings, more spiritual company, and more serenity. When Allāh opens her understanding, she will see that she is engaged in one of the highest forms of worship, that of producing new believers who love and worship Allāh. She is effectively worshipping Allah for as many lifetimes she has children, for the reward of every spiritual work her children do will be hers, without this diminishing anything of their own rewards: every ablution, every prayer, every Ramadan, every hajj, and even the works her children will in turn pass on to their offspring, and, so on till the end of time. Even if her children do not turn out as she wishes, she shall be requited in paradise forever according to her intention in raising them, which was that they should be godly.

Aside from the tremendous reward, within the path itself it is noticeable that many of those who benefit most from khalwa or ‘solitary retreat of dhikr’ are women who have raised children. With only a little daily dhikr and worship over the years, but much toil and sacrifice for others, they surpass many a younger person who has had more free time, effort, and ‘spiritual works.’ What they find is greater because their state with Allah is greater; namely, the awe, hope, and love of the Divine they have realized by years of sincerity to Him.” 

— Shāykh Nūh Hā Mīm Keller

 

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