Friday, August 12, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ya Muqallib al-Qulub

- Ya muqallib al-qulub, thabbit qalbi ‘ala dinik

O mover (or flip-flopper) of hearts, make my heart firm upon your religion

- Ya muqallib al-qulub, thabbit ‘ala’l-haqq

O mover of hearts, make my heart firm upon the truth

- Ya muqallib al-qulub, thabbit qalbi ‘ala ta’atik

O mover of hearts, make my heart firm upon your obedience

- Ya musarrif al-qulub, thabbit qalbi ‘ala ta’atik

O director of hearts, keep my heart in a state of obedience to you

- Ya muqallib al-qulub wa ‘l-ahwalhawwil halina ila ahsan ‘l-hal

O you, transformer of hearts and spiritual states make our states the loveliest of states

- Allahumma, ya muqallib al-qulub wa’l-absar, thabbit qalbi ‘ala dinik

O Allah, O controller of the hearts and eyes, let my heart hold fast onto your religion

- Allahuma Ya Musabbib al-Asbab, Ya Mufattih al-Abwab, Ya Muqallib al-qulubi wal-absar, Ya Dalil al-mutahayyirin, Ya Ghiyath al-mustaghathin, Ya Hayyu, Ya Qayyum, Ya Dhul-Jalali wa-l-Ikram! Wa ufawwidu amri il-Allah, inn-Allaha basirun bil-’ibad

O Allah, o causer of causes, o opener of doors, o transformer of hearts and eyes, o guide of the stupefied ones, o redresser of complainants, o living, o eternal, o majestic an venerable, (..)

Allah is the one who controls the hearts of people. Remember the hadith – in Sahih Muslim – that Allah doesn’t look at your bodies and appearances but rather at your hearts (and your acts). In the Qur’an it is said that only the ones with a clean heart (bi qalbin salim) will be accepted by Allah. Oh Allah clean our hearts and deeds from hypocrisy and make us better people.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Ibn al-Qayyim

If the heart is sick, the forbidden becomes attractive and obedience of Allah becomes something you look at with contempt.

"Our enemies are not the Jews or Christians, but our enemy is our own ignorance.”

Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as)

“Wisdom is the lost property of the believer; he takes it from wherever he finds.”

Prophet Muhammad. (Narrated by at-Tirmidhi)

Muadh Ibn Jabal (radiAllahu anhu)

My son, when you pray, do it like a person who is bidding farewell to this world, and don’t assume you will have another chance to pray again. My son, know that a believer dies in between two deeds, one he offers for today, where he will get immediate blessings, and the second deed is what he offers towards the day of resurrection, and that is where he will gain the ultimate benefits.

Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah Rahimullah.

When you fast, then let your hearing, sight and tongue fast and abstain from lies and haraam things, and refrain from harming your neighbour. Be tranquil and dignified on the day when you fast, and do not let the day when you fast and the day when you do not fast be the same.


The Prophet (SAW) sent a small army unit. When it returned, the men said to the Prophet (SAW),
"Oh Messenger of Allah! The man whom you appointed our commander, recited only this Surah =which was surah ikhlas- after recitation in every rakah of every prayer."
When the Prophet (SAW) asked the man about the reason, he said,
"This Surah has the Attributes of Allah and I love to recite it." The Prophet (SAW) sent him the glad tidings that 'Allah also loves him.'