Ramadan Reminder #1

Assalamualaikum Everyone, I hope your Ramadan is going well so far, cant believe its already the last 10!

Here is a great reminder I came across that might be beneficial iA:

Assalaamu alaykum,
Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, then he will receive one good deed as ten good deeds like it. I do not say that Alif Lam Mim is one letter, but rather Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter, and Mim is a letter.”Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2910
SubhanAllah what a reward indeed! And for those who struggle to recite the Quran, the reward becomes doubled! This is because Allah, (swt) does not judge on the quality of the recitation rather Allah, the Most Beneficent, looks at the level of effort of the believer and rewards them accordingly. So, if a person is slow, stutters but is making his utmost effort to read the Quran correctly, Allah will surely reward him with greater. We must imagine the month of Ramadan as a jackpot for us Muslims as Allah promises that the reward for doing good in this month is utmost, so much so that it gives the believer a completely clean slate, erases all his sins/mistakes and gives him an opportunity to start over. So why do we not try? Why would we not want to grab this opportunity with both hands and build our relationship with His Supreme words?

Big questions for some of us to ask ourselves indeed.”

A Ramadan reminder…

Someone wrote this really nice reminder/message that might be beneficial for us all, so here it is:

Assalaamu alaykum and Ramadan Mubarak
The month has finally arrived and for many of us, it has come as a relief. It’s a great time for us to reset ourselves especially if we have not been in the best of habits or have made a number of blunders and mistakes, in the past year.
We’re human so we’re all bound to make mistakes and if you imagine over the course of the year, all that we have accumulated in terms of the bad, we can get rid of. And with that, our good deeds we have done over the year, remains, in shaa Allah. How amazing is that?! Ramadan comes once a year and is a golden opportunity to seek forgiveness and the blessings of Allah (swt).

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Friendship

A stranger wrote to me, the following.


With Ramadan approaching, I think it would be a good time for us all to reflect on our friendships and renew our intentions regarding them in shaa Allah. “There is seven whom Allah will shade on a day when there is no shade but his… Two men who love one another for the sake of Allah and meet and part on that basis…” [Bukhārī and Muslim].

Forming friendships and relationships is an innate desire for us. We unknowingly influence each other; we shape each other’s lives and personalities and work towards common goals together. Let us make the primary common goal to get closer to Allah SWT and to be actively conscious of our duty to Allah in our friendships. Let’s talk to each other about the beauty of the Quran and the Sunnah, let’s remind each other not to sin and let’s help each other in fulfilling our duties to the Almighty.
Let us make it so that our friendships are a cause of joy and gratification in the hereafter and on the day of Judgement. What an enormous, beautiful blessing it is that Allah has decreed us to meet and become close to our friends!
Ramadan is the perfect opportunity to reach out to your friends and maintain those pivotal relationships. Set goals together about what you want to achieve in this blessed month, hold (yourself and) your friends accountable, check up on them regularly, send them a delicious recipe for iftar that you love or post them some dates they can break their fasts with. There is something very wholesome and beautiful about worshipping Allah with the people you love and we should not underestimate the motivation and reward that can come from this, in shaa Allah.


May Allah keep us all in good company and may Allah make us good company. May Allah make us of the people that are granted shade on the day of judgement and may we be reunited with our friends in Jannah. Ameen.


I hope you found the above message beneficial and a different take on the relationship between friendship and Ramadan.

I’m alive – kinda.

Assalamualaikum people, how’s life (lemme know down bellow).

I feel like I say this in almost every post (the title), but you can’t blame me, since my consistency here is spectacular. Honestly I should get an award for being the most inconsistent blogger ever. Anywayy life’s been a bit crazy, I’ve been TRYING to multitask things and do more than one thing because studying alone is too boring (but of course, still VERY important). Yh so that hasn’t really been working so well.

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How can we get Someone who knows the religion but is not practicing the fundamentals or are not regular with them, to start practicing?

Different individuals require a different approach. Some people need to be told bluntly. A few tend to listen when a third party tells them instead of hearing it from their own kin/kith. Some need a harsh reminder to give them a wakeup call. Others we can give them advice without going into detail and they get the message. There are times where people will want a daleel after daleel. Many require a soft approach or just a gentle reminder. Some people just don’t listen and seem to not care. At times we may get caught up into the affairs of others and neglect ourself. Nevertheless,

You, yourself try to:

  • · Stay on deen and pray salah on time
  • Do all the fundamentals required by you
  • · Show good character – truth shines through character – the first dawah one gives to someone is via character
  • · Bond with them
  • · Give to charity
  • · Don’t be ashamed to pray around the person in question when you’re outside. If you continue to do so, they will see the importance of the act and consistency within yourself.
  • Ask them to do wudu before leaving the house. When the time for salah comes they won’t have the excuse that they can’t pray due to lack of wudu. Sometimes people don’t pray because they are embarrassed to make wudu in front of others or can’t be bothered to do so.
  • · Make dua for them
  • · Encourage them or engage them in doing other acts of worship/seeking knowledge instead of pointing out that they’re not currently doing a command of Allah (swt), even if obligatory. They will slowly come round too practicing the obligatory or the way they’re supposed follow the deen

At the end of the day we should try to be a prime example although we may not be perfect ourselves. Leading by example can slowly motivate others.

Advice & Action

Come to me with your advice when I am alone

And do not advise me in the crowd

Because advice amongst the people is a scolding

And I do not like to hear it aloud

Then if you disobey me and do not heed my words

Do no feel sad when you are not followed

Imam Ash-Shafi’ (rh)

Verily the heart has moments of yearning and responsiveness. And moments of indifference and refusal. So snatch it at the time of yearning and response. And leave it at the time of indifference and refusal

-‘ibn Masud (ra)

Don’t convey the truth in a challenging manner

-Imam Ghazali (rh)

Do not be affected by worry or anger when people show a negative response to advice

-JustSomeThoughts