Archive for April, 2010

Stress is life. Stress is anything that causes mental, physical, or spiritual tension. There is no running away from it. All that matters is how you deal with it.

Turn to Allah

The first Muslim women knew that prayer was the link between a person and her Lord, and that those that pray with proper focus and humility are the ones who are successful.

Successful indeed are the believers. Those who offer their Salah with all solemnity and full submissiveness.”

(Quran 23:1-2)

They used to stay up at night, worshipping with full humility and submission. They knew that the best provision for the Hereafter, and the thing that helps make the message reach the people is prayer. It gives a person will-power and helps to resolve difficulties and face hardship. They also knew that praying qiyam-al-layl is one of the best acts of worship that bring a person closer to Allah, the Exalted, as He said to the Prophet s.a.w.

And in some parts of the night [also] offer the salah with it [i.e recite the quran in the prayer] as an additional prayer [Tahajjud] and optional prayer [Nawafil] for you [O’ Muhammad]. It may be that your Lord will raise you to Maqam Mahmud [a station of praise and glory, i.e. the honour of intercession on the Day of Resurrection.”

(Quran 17:79)

Allah listens and already knows what is in your heart, but He wants you to ask Him for what you want. And He praise those who pray qiyam al-layl:

They used to sleep but little of the night [invoking their Lord (Allah) and praying, with fear and hope].”

(Quran 51:17)

The best of matters are those that are moderate.

Anas r.a narrated that, “The Prophet s.aw entered the mosque and saw a rope tied between two of the pillars of the mosque. He said: ‘What is the rope?’ They said: ‘It belongs to Zaynab. When she feels tired she holds on to it.’ The Prophet said: ‘Untie it. Let any one of you pray when he has the energy, and when he feels tired, let him sit down.’ ”

The believing women used to force themselves to pray at night, seeking the pleasure of Allah, but the Prophet s.a.w commanded them not to impose on themselves more than they could bear. The best of worship is one that is done regularly, even if it is a little. We know that the women of the modern age fill their time, night and day, with worldly things, but the least that is expected of them is two rakaats offered in the middle of the night to defeat the syaitan thereby.

Put your trust in Allah if you are sincere and rejoice in tomorrow if you are repentant. Then will you be the happiest person in the world 🙂


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