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November Dua of the Month

Duaa for Forgiveness

ALLAHUMMA INNEE ASTAGHFIRUKA LIKULLI D’AMBIN JARAA BIHEE I’LMUKA FIYYA WA A’LAYYA ILAA AAKHIRI U’MREE BI-JAMEE-I D’UNOOBEE LI-AWWALIHAA WA AAKHIRIHAA WA A’MADIHAA WA KHAT A-IHAA WA QALEELIHAA WA KATHEERIHAA WA DAQEEQIHAA WA JALEELIHAA WA QADEEMIHAA WA H’ADEETHIHAA WA SIRRIHAA WA A’LAANIYATIHAA WA JAMEE-I MAA ANAA MUD’NIBUHOO WA ATOOBU ILAYKA WA AS-ALUKA AN TUS’ALLIYA A’LAA MUH’AMMADIN WA AALI MUH’AMMADIN WA AN TAGHFIRA LEE JAMEE-A, MAA AH’S’AYTU MIM MAZ’AALIMIL I’BAADI QIBALEE FA-INNA LI-IBAADIKA A’LAYYA H’UQOOQAN WA ANAA MURTAHINUM BIHAA TAGHFIRUHAA KAYFA SHI-TA WA ANNAA SHIA-TA YAA ARH’AMAR RAAH’IMEEN

O Allah, I seek forgiveness for every sin, I committed, about which, of course, You know inside and out, from the beginning to the end of my life, whether committed deliberately or intentionally, few or many, abstruse or manifest, old or new, secretly carried out or openly done; and for whatever wrong I have done I turn repentant unto You and beseech You to bless Muhammad and the children of Muhammad and forgive all my unjust acts I did to wrong the people (because they have rights which I have to recognize and fulfill) but You have full authority to forgive those wrongdoings whenever and howsoever You wish, O the most merciful.

Imagine a Muslim Witch

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Her parents are severely alarmed at her first incident of accidental magic, when she’s a baby and summons the apple slice right out of her distracted mother’s hand. They read Quran over her and throughout the house to ward against djinn, but the accidental magic continues, so the write ayat-ul qursi and put it in a locket for her to wear to protect her from the evil eye and sihr.

Nothing stops, and since she doesn’t act possessed, they decide its just a miracle from God, makes sure she reads Quran and does her prayers, and make dua, and she grows up well-adjusted and slightly worried about this ability of her. Her parents make sure she doesn’t get a big head and think she’s a saint or something.

Then she turns 11, and McGonagall comes to tell them about Hogwarts. The parents are sceptical and demand some kind of proof that this woman isn’t about to spirit their daughter away. McGonagall is taken aback that the issue for these Muggles isn’t the magic so much as the ‘invisible boarding school we can’t tell is safe or not’. 

So she gathers other Muggle parents to testify that their daughter is going to a real and proper school, and that’s that, she’s off to Hogwarts. She gets sorted into Ravenclaw (but almost into Slytherin for all that ambition she has). 

Through the years, though, things she never considered comes up. Like how she’s basically a vegetarian at Hogwarts in her first year cause the house-elves don’t know about halaal meat, or how everyone looks at her funnily when in Third Year she gets special permission from Dumbledore to break from classes for prayer (and she learns to be quiet for Fajr when her roommates complain).

Or how Madame Pomfrey gets worried about her fasting in Ramadan, and the house-elves are insulted when she won’t eat their food until she explains, and then stuff her full of food half an hour before Fajr and at Maghrib.

Or that she takes to healing the muggle way because not all those potions have ingredients that she can ingest, and she talks to a sheikh for advice on if salamanders and bat eyes are actually halaal. 

And then its a struggle to be the only hijabi in the school, and she makes friends with the Baron so he stops Peeves from trying to pull it off all the time.

And how annoying it is when the only holidays that get celebrated are Christian ones, and that’s when she makes friends with Anthony Goldstein, who agrees that there should be more religious diversity so he can really enjoy Hannukah at school. 

She gets in trouble for saying her spells in Arabic, to the consternation of all her professors who don’t understand the language and insist that its dangerous if they can’t govern her spell-casting.

So she starts a duelling club, and Padma joins her and casts spells in Punjabi, and Anthony who does his spells in Hebrew (they’re not making up spells, just changing the language, and isn’t it funny that the spells are always a teensy bit different?), and others trickle in, and new magic gets practiced under the supervision of a Ministry hire who encourages them and speaks sixteen different languages.

Then people claim she’s a frigid freak because she keeps turning down boys who want to date her (even though she really likes them), until she puts the gossipers in the Hospital Wing, and then no one says anything after that.

She worries about the practical non-existence of Muslims in Wizarding Britain, and will that affect the jobs she can get, because wizards and witches are a bit funny about religion?

(via walk-like-an-egyptian)

October | Dua of the Month

In honor of Hajj being in this month, the Duaa of the Month will be one to day when you are beginning your Hajj. :)

Dua after taking Ghusl – Wearing Ehram

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BISMILLAHI WABILLAHI ALLAHUMMAJALHU FII NURAN WATAHUZAN WAHUZAN WAAMNAN MIN KULLI KHWAFIN WASHIFAAN MIN KULLI DAAIN WASUQMIN. ALLAHUMMA TAHHIRNII WATAHII QALBII WASHRIHLII SADRII WAAJRI ALAA LISAANII MAHABBATAKA WAMIDHATAKA WASSANAAA ALAIKA FAINNAHU LAA QUWWATA LII ILLA BIKA WAQAD ALIMTU ANNAQIWAAMA DIINII ALTASLIIMU LAKA WALITTIBAAU LISUNNATI NABIYYIKA SALAWAATUKA ALAIHI WAALIHI.

I commence by the name of Allah and seek help from Him. O Allah render this ghusl an illumination for me and that it may purify me, protect me from all fears and be a cure for all ills. O Allah! Purify me and my heart, broaden my chest and that my tongue may utter words of love, adoration and praise for You as there is no strength for me but You and I know that my religion is submission to You and following the practices of Your prophet, may Your peace be on him.

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muslismafashionistasteph asked: Salam :D how are you? I wish for you the very best, especially during this special month. I have a small favor to ask and that is whether you would be able to please participate in and spread the word about my blog page "letters of love", which is about writing letters to children who are either sick, orphaned, and/or experiencing extremely difficult circumstances in several parts of the world. Thank you very much,jazaakallahu 5ayran :D shukran

wa alaikum salam!

I’m doing well, alhamdulilah. Eid Mubarak to you and your family!

FOLLOWERS!

please check out her Letters of Love and participate if you can and inshaAllah I will as well. :)

my post-ramadan goals:

  1. continue reading 10 pages of Quran every morning and evening
  2. pray at least one prayer at the mosque every month
  3. continue praying sunnah prayers
  4. fast monday and thursday in a week at least once a month

what are some of your post-Ramadan goals/plans?

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July Duaa of the Month: Ramadan Edition

This is the duaa that the Prophet (SAWW) told us to say before breaking our fast.

ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَ ابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ، وَ ثَبَتَ الأجْرُ إنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ

dhahabadh dhama-u wabtallatil ‘urooqu, wa tha-batal ajru in-shaa Allah

The thrist is gone, the veins are moistened and the reward is confirmed, if Allah [Ta’ala] wills.

June Dua of the Month

This month’s dua comes from the Quran and is about patience in the face of disbelievers.

وَلَمَّا بَرَزُوا لِجَالُوتَ وَجُنُودِه ِِ قَالُوا رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرا ً وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانْصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِالْكَافِ

Wa Lammā Barazū Lijālūta Wa Junūdihi Qālū Rabbanā ’Afrigh`Alaynā Şabrāan Wa Thabbit ‘Aqdāmanā Wa Anşurnā `Alá Al-Qawmi Al-Kāfirīna

And when they advanced to meet Jalût (Goliath) and his forces, they invoked: “Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience, set our feet firm and make us victorious over the disbelieving people.” (Al-Baqarah 2:250)

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    • What this course will cover

    • A historical development of Islamic law (shariah or fiqh)

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  • how to learn, where do you take your knowledge from, and why

  • The only learning is that which leads us to a better understanding of Allah and therefore closer to Him

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April Dua of the Month

Dua for the Sick: When visiting a sick person, it is from the Sunnah to say this seven times.

أَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ رَبَّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ أَنْ يَشْفِيَكَ

As’alul-laha ‘al-atheema, rabbal ‘arshil átheemi an yashfiyaka

I ask Allah, Lord of the Magnificent throne, to heal you.

 

(Reference: At-Tirmithi, Abu Dawud. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 2/210 and Sahihul-Jami’ As-Saghir 5/180.)

March Dua’a of the Month

Dua’a for studying: This is a Dua’a that it is suggested to recite before studying

 للَّهُمَّ انْفَعْنِي بِمَا عَلَّمْـتَنِي وَ عَلِّمْنِي مَا يَنْفَعُنِي

للَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ فَهْمَ النَّ بِيِّينَ وَ حِفْظَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ لِسَانِي عَامِرًا بِذِكْرِكَ وَ قَلْبِي بِخَشْيَتِك. .

 َ.إِنَّكَ عَلَى مَا تَشَاءُ قَدِيرٌ وَ أَنْتَ حَسْـبُنَا اللَّهُ وَ نِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ

 

ALLAHUMMA INFA’NII BIMAA ‘ALLAMTANII WA’ALLIMNII MAA YANFA’UUNII.

ALLAHUMMA INII AS’ALUKA FAHMAL-NABIYYEN WA HIFZAL MURSALEEN AL-MUQARRABEEN.

ALLAHUMMA IJAL LEESANEE ‘AIMAN BI DHIKRIKA WA QALBI BI KHASHYATIKA.

 INNAKA ‘ALA MA-TASHA’U QADEER WA ANTA HASBUN-ALLAHU WA NA’MAL WAKEEL”

 

Oh Allah! Make useful for me what you have taught me and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me.

Oh Allah! I ask you for the understanding of the prophets and the memory of the messengers, and those nearest to you.

Oh Allah! Make my tongue full of your remembrance and my heart with awe of you.

Oh Allah! You do whatever you wish, and you are my availer and protector and best of aid.

The Playlist is up!!

There are 11 different surahs that you can listen to right now. If you want me to add others that aren’t on there, let me know and I will, inshaAllah. :)