Power of Astakfirullah! “seeking repentance”

February 16, 2016

As salamu alekum wa rehmatullihi wa barakatuhu!

(May peace and blessings of Allah ( سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى ) be upon you!

“Astakfirullah” is a very light and easy word to say; however, if we knew the true meaning of it then we will realize how powerful it is. When we constantly do “astakfar” which is asking Allah (swt) for forgiveness we are actually praying for ourselves to have a better life, we are asking Allah (swt) to guide us to the straight path (path of the Prophet Muhammad (saw)), we are asking Allah swt to give us what we really need to survive in the world so we can better prepare ourselves for hearafter.

 

This is why the din is established with tawhid and istighfar, as Allah the Exalted said: “Alif Lam Ra. This is a Book whose verses are perfected an then presented in detail from One who is Wise and Acquainted. Through a messenger, saying, “Do not worship except Allah. Indeed, I am to you from Him a warner and a bringer of good tidings,” and saying, “Seek forgiveness of your Lord and repent to Him, and He will let you enjoy a good provision.” [Al-Qur’an 11:1-3]

As we all know saytan(the devil) is our sworned enimie. He swore to Allah swt that he will make the believers follow him and make them sinners, Allah swt said “as long as His (swt) believers say astakfirullah, He (swt) will forgive!” “Allah Hu Akbar!!! When we stop doing astakfar and procrastinate and when we let our ego come in between it is nothing but saytan stopping us from doing it,. Just remember one thing as long as we do astakfar we will be erasing our sins.

I always tell my kids when we do astakfar it’s like a eraser when we write with a pencile and make a mistake you can always erase it. If you are writing with a pen (which are bigger sins) you can white out and try to do as much astakfar to makeup for what you did wrong. Therefore as long as we do astakfar we are defeating shayatan, and that is our goal. By defeating shaytan we are getting closer and closer to Allah swt and surely He is the most merciful and most forgiving!

Sometimes when we feel down or when we need to get things done or when we are having a difficult time resolving a problem, we should try doing astafar and then we can truly see the power of it. Everything becomes crystal clear and easy for us in this world to survive.

We want good lifestyle do astakfar

We want to have healthy kids do astakfar

We want to have money do astakfar

We want to have a good future for ourselves and kids do astakfar

Even if we want to die in a peaceful way do astakfar. Sub’han’Allah!

Finally, even if we are very pure never did anything bad in our lives always did the right thing which I know in todays world it is impossible but only the Prophet (saw ), sahabs, or Wali Allah will be of a kind, still do astakfar because it will help us and our families get closer to Allah swt together and have a peaceful life in this world and hearafter. Once we start doing astakfar we will see ourselves following our Deen our religion very easily because everytime we say astakfirullah Allah swt takes away one obstacle out of our way. Without any hassel we will find ourselves praying and doing dikr while taking care of worldly needs. Allah Hu Akbar!

Just remember one more thing as long as we do astakfar Allah swt will always forgive us. The moment we stop doing astakfar Allah swt will close the doors of forgiveness and seal our hearts from never doing astakfar again. May Allah swt give us all the hidayath of doing astakfar till the end of time Ameen sumameen ya Rabul Alameen!

Ramadan

March 27, 2010
As salam alekum wa rehmatillahi wa barkatahu
(May peace, blessings, and mercy of Allah (swt) be on all of you)

O you who believe! Observing al-sawm (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become al-muttaqoon (the pious). (Qur’an al-Baqarah 2:183)

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim calender. The month of Ramadan is to pure ourselves physically and spiritually.  Fasting is obligatory upon all Muslims who have reached the age of maturity. Ramadan is a holy month, which is full of divine blessings and mercy. This month is a gift from Allah (the creater of all creatures) to the followers of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Therefore, we should value this gift that comes along once a year. We Muslims should show more gratitude and gratefullness to Allah s.w.t in this month.

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Pillars of Islam

January 15, 2009

As salam alekum wa rehmatillahi wa barkatahu

(May peace, blessings, and mercy of Allah (swt) be upon all of you)

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In Islam, Muslims have to take shahada, pray 5 times a day, give zakat (giving charity to the poor and needy), Sawm (Fasting in the month of Ramadan), and pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Namaz- The Prayer

December 12, 2008

As salam alekum wa rehmatillahi wa barkatahu

(May peace, blessings, and mercy of Allah (swt) be upon all of you)

          As Muslims we all know, we have to pray five times a day. This is for those who is having a hard time finding the Prayers which are performed in a certain order. Offering salat (The prayer) is the most important and it is one of the five pillars. Therefore, Salat is the most virtuous of all the different acts of ibaadah (worship).

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Our Best Friend- Quran

December 12, 2008

As salam alekum wa rehmatillahi wa barkatahu

(May peace, blessings, and mercy of Allah (swt) be upon all of you)

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Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said: “When a man dies and his relatives are busy in funeral, there stands an extremely handsome man by his head. When the dead body is shrouded, the man gets in between the shroud and the chest of the deceased.

When after the burial, the people return home, 2 angels, Munkar and Nakeer(names of two special Angels), come in the grave and try to separate this handsome man so that they may be able to interrogate the dead man in privacy about his faith. But the handsome man says, “He is my companion, he is my friend. I will not  leave him alone in any case. If you are appointed for interrogation, do your job. I cannot leave him until I get him admitted into Paradise.”

Thereafter he turns to his dead companion and says, “I am the Qur’an, which you used to read, sometimes in a loud voice and sometimes in a low voice. Do not worry. After the interrogation of Munkar and Naker, you will have no grief.” When the interrogation is over, the handsome man arranges for him from Al-Mala’ul A’laa (the angels in Heaven) silk bedding filled with musk. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said: “On the Day of Judgement, before Allah, no other Intercessor will have a greater status than the Qur’an, neither a Prophet nor an angel.”

May Allah bestow his favour on all of us.

Ameen!

Sunnahs of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [PBUH]

December 12, 2008

 As salam alekum wa rehmatillahi wa barkatahu

(May peace, blessings, and mercy of Allah (swt) be upon all of you) 

Sunnahs of Eating:

  • Sit and eat on the floor.
  • Spread out a cloth on the floor first before eating.
  • Wash both hands up to the wrists.
  • Recite “Bismillah wa’la barakatillah’ aloud.
  • Eat with the right hand.
  • Eat from the side that is in front of you.
  • If a morsel of food falls down, pick it up, clean it and eat it.
  • Do not find fault with the food.
  • When eating, sit with either both knees on the ground or one knee raised or both knees raised.
  • Clean the plate and other utensils thoroughly after eating.
  • By doing this, the utensils make dua for one’s forgiveness.
  • Recite dua after eating. ( Al hamdu lillahi lazi atamana saqana wo jaalna minal musalamin )
  • After meals wash both the hands.
  • Eat with three fingers if possible.
  • One should not eat very hot food.
  • Do not blow on the food.
  • After eating one should lick his fingers.

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Athan (Azan)- Call to Prayer

December 11, 2008

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As salam alekum wa rehmatillahi wa barkatahu!

(May peace, blessings, and mercy of Allah (swt) be upon all of you)

       Athan (Azan) means call to Prayer.  Read the rest of this entry »

Rights of Women in Islam! part one

October 1, 2008
As salam alekum wa rehmatillahi wa barkatahu
(May peace, blessings, and mercy of Allah (swt) be on all of you)

Women Rights in Islam are reviewed by two sources Al Qura’n and Hadith which never contradict each other. Many people have different perspective and differences which can be eradicated by using the quotations of Qura’n and Hadith. A Muslim should show gratitude towards Allah (swt) and should seek pleasure. Islam believes in equality of both men and women. However, equality doesn’t mean identicality. The character of a man and a woman in Islam is to be approving of one another. Because a man and a woman are partners no one can be noticeable for supremacy. Furthermore, men and women are companions of one and other. Read the rest of this entry »