To Be The Most Beautiful Woman In The World

With your beauty, you are better than the sun; with your morals you are more sublime than musk; with your modesty you are nobler than the full moon; with your compassion you are more beneficial than rain. So, preserve your beauty with faith, your tranquility with contentment, your chastity with hijab. Remember that your adornment is not gold, silver or diamonds, rather, it is two rak’ahs at Fajr, going thirsty when you fast for Allah, concealed charity which no one knows except Him, hot tears that wash away sin, a lengthy prostration born of utter submission to Allah, shyness before Allah when the inclination to do evil overwhelms you. Clothe yourself with the garments of taqwa (piety) for you are the most beautiful woman in the world, even if you are barefoot. Beware of the life of bewitching immoral disbelieving women, for they are the fuel of the fire of Hell.

“None shall enter it save the most wicked” Surah al-Lail (92:15)

Whenever you go and find darkness in your life; what you have to do is to light the lamp within yourself.

Excerpt (1) from “You Can Be The Happiest Woman In The World” by Dr. A’id al-Qarni.

Four Decades of Occupation

Four decades of occupation

Happening to the best of all nations

What will become of the new generation

O Allah grant them salvation

For them this is a dedication

A call for an end to the defamation

 

Don’t let go of your determination

Persist in du’aa in your prostration

This is only Allah’s preparation

For a great victory that follows tribulation

 

Continually make your invocations

He hears the call of all His creation

And better than that we are Muslims by identification

According to the Prophet’s narration

Our affairs are good for us – we will have compensation

From his words take inspiration

 

Picture this lovely illustration

A total change and variation

An end to the foreign occupation

Living in peace and relaxation

 

Brothers and sisters this is no falsification

Allah speaks the truth with no misrepresentation

Be steadfast and obedient and endure trials with patience

And the reward will bring you to total elation

Because Allah said we are the best of all nations

 

“Kuntum khayra ummatin”

 

~Um Yusuf as-Siddiq

Being a Stranger and a Traveler

On the road of life, remembering these words from Prophet Mohammed (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) grounds me and gives me solace: “Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveler.”

A traveler is continuously on the move, in a place where it is not his home, stopping merely to get basic needs, only to continue his journey toward his destination. A stranger wanders about in a foreign place, observing his surroundings; the land, the scenery, the people, the actions. This is exactly what we are. Travelers in this temporary world, subject to beautiful scenery, entertainment, amusement, fulfillment of our desires, and the many hardships of traveling. At times we may get distracted from our destination. But as we reflect on these beautiful words, these distractions become less trivial as our focus is shifted and we are reminded of our goal. We remember that we are just passing by, longing to reach our destination, back home to the eternal life in Paradise.

 

Hadith 40 Arabic text

On the authority of Ibn ‘Umar, radiyallahu ‘anhuma, who said: The Messenger of Allah, sallAlahu alayhi wasallam, took me by the shoulder and said:

 

“Be in this world as though you were a stranger or a traveler/wayfarer.”
Ibn ‘Umar used to say:
“When evening comes, do not expect (to live till) morning, and when morning comes, do not expect (to live till) evening. Take from your health (a preparation) for your illness, and from your life for your death.”