About your sincerity…
Don’t do things to be famous, rather do things that bring about diligent value to your life and the lives of others around you. The Prophet ﷺ said, “Allah loves the servant who is pious, independent (of others) and hidden (from the people).” Reported by Imam Muslim from the hadeeth of Aamir bin Sa’d (may […]
Actions speak louder
These 3 images prove that it isn’t necessary to verbally command action, for it is in your actions, that those under your care will be lead! Act now, for no matter who you are; there are those waiting for you to lead!
Wisdom from Al-Hasan al-Basri رحمه الله
Al-Hasan al-Basri رحمه الله said, ‘Indeed those who came before you saw the Qur’an as personal letters from their Lord. So they would ponder over it by night and yearn for it by day.’ *[Al-Tibyan fi Adab Hamalat al-Qur’an, by Imam al-Nawawi رحمه الله ]* Shaikh Sajid Umar
A Forgotten Practice
A pertinent message I received today, along with the attached picture…. … These sheets of cloths are shrouds (Kafan) that people used to bring to Makkah to wash with Zamzam, and then leave it to dry in the sun. It’s seldom practised today, but we’ve heard many stories of how back in time people used […]
What’s your intention?
“If your intention is one of these three, do not seek knowledge: To shame the ignorant, or to argue with the Fuqahaa’ (scholars), or to cause people to turn their faces in your direction. Intend with your actions and words that which is with Allaah, for indeed that which is with Allaah shall remain and […]
Quote of the Day!
Don’t just look at the sun and the moon. Rather keep moving as they both do, for in ACTION do our dreams evolve into REALITIES. Shaikh Sajid Umar
Means to an End.
Money is supposed to be kept in the sun so that you can be in the shade… Ponder over the above statement… Today, unfortunately, we see some people hold so tight onto their money that they would rather keep it in their pocket than buy the essentials required to boost the quality of their lives! […]
I dream of children growing up to be great men and women, not worthless beings. Which trajectory are you or your children upon? Ponder over this… In one of the houses of Madinah, ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allaah be pleased with him, was sitting with a group of his companions. He asked them: “Make a […]
The Ant’s Rule Book of Life.
There is a reason an entire Surah in the Qur’an has been named after the ant! Subhanallah. Shaikh Sajid Umar
The Supplication of Rassullullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasalam’s).
Assalamualaikum everyone. I share with you a narration of hope and motivation! May Allah Almighty accept the Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasalam’s) dua for us and gather us with Him in Alfirdaus. Ameen! A’ishah (radi Allahu anha) narrated “Once, when I saw the Prophet in a good mood, I said to him: “O Messenger of Allah! […]
Indeed the heart screams and the eyes tear, and Allah Almighty is enough for us. https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2018/04/afghan-air-attack-kills-children-kunduz-religious-school-180403064510386.html The children huffaath killed as a result of the Kundooz air strike in Afghanistan are safe with Allah. Their parents inShaAllah will be crowned in the hereafter as a result of their children’s hifth and their patience. As for […]
Beware Of The Hardened Heart
“The slave is not afflicted with a punishment greater than the hardening of the heart and being distant from Allah. For the Fire was created to melt the hardened heart. The most distant heart from Allah is the heart which is hardened. If the heart becomes hardened, the eye becomes dry.” Ibn Al-Qayyim Shaikh Sajid […]
When Fitan Strikes
When fitan strikes; the true character and values that people possess become manifest. When you being attacked; don’t be surprised if some of the closest to you will choose to sit on the fence, or even side with the fitan & throw you under the bus, in order to protect themselves. Being principled is a […]
A teacher in a village in Ghana creates a word document on a chalk board to teach his students how to use MSWord. He does this as a solution due to the lack of funds to purchase actual computers! He does not complain! He just acts! Stop complaining! Start acting!
Sometimes we live in a period whereby we are not surprised at those who fall, regarding how they fell! But rather we are blown away in amazement by those who succeed, regarding how they succeeded! Given things today, I pray for the success of ourselves, children & those after them! Shaikh Sajid Umar
Wisdom From Ibn alQayyim
The heart falls ill as the body does; its cure is in repentance and a spiritual regimen. It gets tarnished as a mirror does; its polish is dhikr. It feels exposed as the body does: its robe is piety (taqwa). It hungers and thirsts like the body does: its sustenance is gnosis, love, repentance and […]
A piece of advice…
Peer pressure is not about others being right really. It’s more about your worry over of possibly being wrong. Right & wrong are judged based on evidence. Not the numbers of the masses doing or leaving something! You were created by Allah and are special. You have no need for being defined by others. Don’t […]
Fail in style!
We are so scared to fail that we never end up trying! We become so conscious of our egos & protecting it, that we protect ourselves from remotely trying. The Arabic saying goes; if you scared to fall; you will never stand! If you fail after really doing everything to succeed; I say: fail in […]
Your own legacy… Think about it.
Building a legacy takes time and requires mighty effort. Some people just don’t appreciate this reality. One of the best legacies you can leave behind, in this day age especially, is being a champion in recognising the people responsible for the surplus wealth & time you have. Whenever you have more than someone else; you […]
The Transformers phenomenon is something proactively searched for nowadays and has taken the world by storm over the past few years, and especially in 2017/1439. Here is my review of the topic. I sincerely request you all to access the link and give it your valuable time. I also sincerely request you to *share* it […]
What’s True Activism ?
A true believer in the Almighty is always an activist. A proactive activist that is! Especially the followers of the final Messenger (SAW), as He was sent as a propagator of all of good & benefit, and taught us to work carefully & diligently in the removal of everything harmful. As a muslim, you cannot […]
The Importance of Knowledge.
Umar ibn Abdul Azeez (may Allah have mercy on him) said: إِنِ اسْتَطَعْتَ فَكُنْ عَالِماً Become a scholar if you are able. فَإِنْ لَمْ تَسْتَطِعْ فَكُنْ مُتَعَلِّماً If you are not able, then be a student. وَإِنْ لَمْ تَسْتَطِعْ فَأَحَبَّهُمْ If you can not, then show love for them. وَإِنْ لَمْ تَسْتَطِعْ فَلا َتَبْغَضُهُمْ. If […]
What is Success?
Success is not necessarily a destination. We perceive it as so, but Islam teaches us that it is more than that. It is also the journey; lifelong endeavor, continuous effort, and most importantly, sincere striving. Hence it is the journey as well as the destination. We ask Allah to grant us the best in this […]
Please save your children.
To the parents reading this; please save your children from becoming fans of TV and YouTube personalities. The disenfranchisement falling upon our children as a result is frightening. The constant following of personalities going about their daily lives doing useless things ends up developing into an addiction which eventually leads to the sense of your […]
Beware of the leaking bucket.
Assalamualaikum everyone, below is small paradigm shifting piece I received; The Leaking Bucket Beware of the leaking bucket. 1. You wear abaya and hijab but with perfume and makeup. ( a leaking bucket ) 2. You’re following the Sunnah and have a beard but you don’t lower your gaze. (A leaking bucket) 3. You […]
Dua is not only about asking Allah; it is also about the conversation with Allah! Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (رحمة الله عليه) said: ❝Sometimes, I have a certain need that only Allah can fulfil, so I call upon Him. Then, I find that the door of dialogue with Allah opens up for me, and through […]
Lessons from History
History has always taught us that the honour of a people was never cut, until they, the same people, began cutting their respect for their scholars. Catastrophic ends always have a disastrous beginning which leads to them. In light of this; be cautious of your character always, especially towards your the esteemed scholars.
A picture is worth a thousand words!
No offence but…
If general public advice is given, and you feel the message is about you; there is a high chance that you are guilty of having the problem being addressed by the advice in you. Don’t take offence. Humble yourself, and correct your affairs accordingly.
The Reality of Rizq
Many of us confine our understanding of rizq to the provisions Allah has given us. However part of rizq is the feeling of contentment which Allah blesses our families to have with regards to that which we are able to provide them as well.
Agreeing to disagree
We are friends because of the values and likes we share, not that which we don’t. This means that we will disagree. Disagreeing does not mean enmity. And if we can’t agree; Let’s atleast cooperate. We are here to serve the purpose. Not ourselves.
How To Get Rid Of Sadness
This clip has information from the inheritance of the final Messenger (saw) which will stop you from feeling in a state of loss and ensure that you never ever feel like the highest jannah is beyond your ability to reach. InShaAllah.
Fear that Matters!
Assalamualaikum everyone. The fear should never be about us NOT having our wishes, whilst we are dutiful to Allah Almighty! The real fear should be about us actually living our dreams and experiencing our wishes whilst we DISOBEY Allah Almighty! To clarify this further; consider this aayah: Allah Almighty says in chapter 6, verse 44: […]
Imam alBukhari And His Teacher
Assalamualaikum everyone. Never underestimate the weight of a simple statement of recognition and inspiration towards our youth. Imam alBukhari (the famous compiler of the most authentic book after the Qur’an- Saheeh alBukhari) was set on his path of completing a great legacy at the tender age of 16 by a goodly word he heard from […]
The Inspiring Muslims
Assalamualaikum everyone. Today I would like to introduce you to brother Mohammed Ashour. An amazing asset to the ummah and someone for whom I pray enters the highest paradise for taking his identity as a Muslim to where the identity of every Muslim should be! May Allah bless him! Ameen. (Please read till the end) […]
Inspirational vs Trasnformative knowledge
Assalamualaikum everyone. I pray you are well. May Allah reward you all for your reading and participation in relation to the earlier post about ‘too much movement but very little progress. ‘ For those who requested actual case studies for further clarity; I will attempt to put together an article titled (Transformers) – may Allah […]
Which of these groups are you part of…
Assalamualaikum everyone. I pray you are all well. In my time travelling to different communities sharing messages of ignition for the ummah; I have come to realise that people fall into one of the following categories with regards to living a life of substance: 1. Those who have little or no movement and thus have […]
The Advantage of the Youth
Muhammad al-Maruzi said: “It was said that the mud will swallow up a ring so long as it is still soft. In other words, knowledge should be sought after- when one is still young.” The younger you are, the softer your heart and mind will be due to the distance between you and sin. This […]
A pinch of probably, is worth a pound of perhaps.
Assalamualaikum everyone… An American humorist once wrote: “A pinch of probably, is worth a pound of perhaps.” It is a very telling statement and one that requires much deliberation! In terms of my contemplations; I understand from his statement that we as a people don’t live in a world of perhapses, but of probabilities. We […]
The doors of Excess
Excessiveness of all types is frowned upon, especially the following six: Ibn Al-Qayyim mentioned that Shaitaan achieves his aim from the son of Aadam through six doors; and they are: 1. The excesses of food. 2. The excesses of speech. 3. The excesses of socialising/mixing with the people. 4. The excesses of sight. 5. The […]
Assalamualaikum everyone. I received this message and picture below. If established as true; it is absolutely amazing. The picture in any case is worth millions of words! A young Muslim from Burma who fled to Bangladesh, did not leave behind his parents who are unable to move,he carried them on his shoulders for 7 days […]
The True Reality of Da’wah
Assalamualaikum everyone. I pray you are all well. I wanted to share a reflection with you all, and especially with our da’wah workers today. Looking at history and usage of radio decades ago; radio executives introduced the evening news as a free service with a partial aim to balance the public’s view about them due […]
Assalamualaikum everyone. I received this message today and wished to share it. Please see the contents of the message below… …… URGENTLY NEEDED… Not BLOOD But, An ELECTRICIAN, to restore the current between people, who do not speak to each other anymore… An OPTICIAN, to change the outlook of people… An ARTIST, to draw a […]
Be water my friend!
“Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.” ~ Bruce Lee Analysis: […]
Ibn ul-Qayyim رحمه الله تعالى mentioned a statement attributed to the Salaf in origin: A Shaytaan met another Shaytaan and said to him: “Why am I seeing you so thin & skinny?” So he replied: “I am with a man who upon eating always mentions the name of Allah so I am unable to […]
How do you see things?
Its important to develop a positive paradigm for yourself. Some people thrive on being negative and seeing everything with a negative eye. Its important to be just in our speech and not delete the positives of anything from our memories. Even in our Shariah- Inviting towards good comes before preventing against evil…Inviting has a positive […]
Not even the smallest detail!
Imagine… If you had your entire life broadcasted in a well-documented program on one of the most watched TV channels. Would you be able to watch it with your family & friends? Now, reflect using the emotions created from the above scenario over your situation on the day when your entire life will be presented […]
Some Sincere Advice
If you don’t want to pay; don’t complain. Rather start an endowment & support good work, and ensure that you are never a spanner in the works of actual progress… Please take note of the context to this caption below 👇 “We want the duaat to revolutionise Islamic learning, use university type settings or conducive […]