Charity (one solid ummah)

Asalamu ‘alaykum. Charity is an important aspect of our deen (way of life). As the ummah of Muhammad peace be upon him, we are ONE in all aspects. We pray to ONE God- Allah, we have ONE book (the Quran), and we face ONE direction when praying. Therefore, our brothers and sisters dilemmas are OURS as well. We are ONE body – brothers and sisters of one another.

Allah سبحانه وتعالى revealed:

إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ

“The believers are nothing else than brothers. So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy.” [Al-Hujjurat, 49:10]

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم also said about brotherhood (translation): “None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [Bukhari & Muslim]

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم described the Ummah as one body; if one member becomes sick then the other members of this one body will take care of the sick one (translation):

“The Believers, in their mutual love, mercy and compassion, are like one body: if one organ complained, the rest of the body develops a fever.” [Bukhari & Muslim]

It is important that we take into consideration today’s events in our world. The ummah is facing obstacles from every corner, and we are, much of the time, bystanders. We need to stop being bystanders and contribute in anyway we can. One way you can make a difference is to donate to causes that truly deliver the aid to the people in need. We have a great group of founders who have founded an organization that has truly, truly delivered the aid beyond believe. One such organization is OneSolidUmmah –>

What have they done?- they’ve done so much, here are just a few things they’ve done:

-opened up a bakery to feed the families

-bought two buildings, one as apartments for the orphan families to live in and the widows, and the other as a building for learning the Quran

-bought backpacks for the children and clothes

-bought food for the families

-carpets for the buildings

-made orphan sponsorship readily available for those who’d like to sponsor orphans

-bought a van to transport children and their families to needed destinations

-made it possible with the permission of Allah to restore hope in the hearts of families (widows and orphans)

Don’t you want to be a part and a cause of the happiness of those orphans and widows? Don’t you want to be a neighbor with Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam?

Sahl ibn Sa’d reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The one who cares for an orphan and myself will be together in Paradise like this,” and he held his two fingers together.

Source: Sahih Bukhari 5659

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

سَهْلَ بْنَ سَعْدٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ أَنَا وَكَافِلُ الْيَتِيمِ فِي الْجَنَّةِ هَكَذَا وَقَالَ بِإِصْبَعَيْهِ السَّبَّابَةِ وَالْوُسْطَى

5659 صحيح البخاري كِتَاب الْأَدَبِ بَاب فَضْلِ مَنْ يَعُولُ يَتِيمًا

Here’s your chance! Donate to the above links in shaa Allah!


The Weakest of Homes (Domestic Violence)

Asalamu alaikum. As muslims we should honor the sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam, therefore brothers protect your sisters/wives. Don’t abuse them, don’t be violent with them. Be KIND to them. And wives be kind to your husbands. you are both garments for each other. Don’t tear down your garments.


Asalamu alaikum,

Many of us dream, and some of us refuse to dream because we have already formed a mentality that we cannot make our dreams come true because they seem “too good to be true.” Well, it’s time to end that mentality. How dare we put an end to our dreams simply because we are not willing to work as hard to make them come true? Allah ‘aza wajal who split the moon in half (see suratul Qamar) is my lord and YOURS. If He has the power to make the moon split in half at the request of some mushrikeen then what do you think of a mu’min (believer) who asks him for something much simpler than that?! Of course He will not deny you and I our dreams. It has been said before, “If you wish Allah to grant you that which you love, then persist in doing that which He loves.” I know some dreams seem IMPOSSIBLE. But they’re not impossible. They’re just hard to reach. However, with effort, hard work, persistence, perseverance, and lots of faith, then Allah SWT will not neglect us in our duas. Sometimes we don’t see our dreams come true because perhaps we don’t see the bad effects it could have in the future and thus Allah swt replaces it with something better for us. So don’t lose hope so easily. If you’d like to start an orphanage, go ahead. Gather all your efforts and skills, put it to use! Start with bismillah, and start out small. If you’d like to feed the poor and start a restraunt, then go ahead!  Dreams are not impossible. With that I end that you all please make dua for me and the rest of the ummah, that Allah make our dreams come true if there is khayr in it. may Allah make us all successful. Now keep on dreaming and work your way towards that special and beautiful dream. Be a firm believer in Allah. Success lies with Him.



Asalamu Alaikum- love is a topic that comes up over and over again. So I wanted to just touch upon the topic a bit. Love means something different to each and every individual. However, love has a totally new meaning for me. A few years ago whenever I thought of love, the ideal standard of love came to mind. Of course that ideal standard of love was the trend of love that was set by celebrities, actors, and novels. My heart was slightly broken when people would say, “that’s just in movies, not in reality.” Why? Because I wanted the love I saw on television to be re-enacted in my own life once I would find my “prince charming.” But you know what I realized? I realized that the love displayed on television is one full of misery, heartbreak, blame, mistrust, and evil. Soon I started reading books on the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam, and being into the topic of love, I would constantly look for examples of love in islamic books- whether it was the love between Prophet Muhammad salallahu alayhi wasalam and his wives, or whether it was the love between the sahabah and their wives. I was not only stunned but thrilled and teary eyed to read about the true love that our Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam and his companions had for their beloved wives. I got my hands on a book titled, “Women Around the Messenger” because I really wanted to see examples of women throughout Islamic history to motivate myself to be a better Muslimah and those around me. When I picked up the book I could not put it down. I just had to finish reading it. The story that made my heart move was that of Zaynab and Abu Al ‘aas. That’s when my perspective on love changed and I realized that love wasn’t what we are shown on television, or what celebrities do, but that love is based upon deen not dunyah, that it’s based upon character not the price tag of a gift, that it’s based on true love and taqwa (God consciousness) not on looks. There are many prince charming’s out there, but the person who will truly love and cherish you forever despite the stages you go through in life, are the ones who truly love Allah, know Allah through His attributes, through the Quran and so forth. True love won’t ever belittle you, degrade you, or take away your value and worth as a human, but rather true love will only increase your status, add worth to your value, earn you respect, and allow you to dwell in this world happily, and continue through the akhirah to jannah bi’idnillah. Don’t be frustrated or impatient, because what you thought was love perhaps wasn’t and perhaps Allah has someone much much more worthy of you in store for you than you could ever imagine. You may just look back one day and say, “Alhamdulillah for the great doors of opportunity that Allah has opened up for me.”


Be Productive

Asalamu alaykum- being productive, what does that even mean? If we look at some dictionary definitions we can find the meaning “creative, causing or bringing about,” “having the power of producing, generative.” So with these few meanings let’s try and apply this to our everyday actions. Are we productive? Shouldn’t we be a people of productivity, especially as Muslims. We need to be creative and the cause of great and good change to come about. Too often, as humans, we sit back and lay the burdens on someone else’s shoulders. No! We must change that. We are all responsible. We’re an ummah- and the ummah of Muhammad salallahu alayhi wasalam, must be an ummah of change. We can’t expect others to change our bad habits for us. Are old habits are hard to break? Hard? -yes! , impossible? NO! Let’s be productive members of our communities, productive members of our society. Let’s not wait for others to take responsibility because if each person waits for the other to be the cause of change, then we will surely be waiting for change to happen for a LONG, long time. Small contributions go a long way, and no deed is too small to reward in the sight of Allah. So start today- make the changes that need to be made in your life. “A thousand mile begins with a single step.” 

“Don’t wait till tomorrow what can be done today.” Productivity – just do it!