The Character of A Muslim Woman

I read this beautiful article on a blog I discovered today and I thank the sister for writing it so beautifully masha Allah. I am focused on character building and transforming. For me, our lack of focus on developing an Islamic Character is our downfall and will be something oneday we will be held to account for. A poor character focus is the basis for most of the conflict with interpersonal relationships in our lives. May Allah reward you sister for writing this and for reminding us women of how much we need to be careful about our natural character traits. Ameen.

A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah

muslimwomensitting.jpgLet’s face it. As women we can be cruel to each other. As for men, I don’t know the politics of their relationships being that I am not a man. Therefore, I will not speak about men. Though, I do know the relationships and cruelty we women show one another. It seems that everything is  a competition. Who is the most pious, intelligent, who has the best children, who is the most beautiful and on and on.In my opinion this competitveness is our human nature. However, as Muslim women we should be above this nonsense. Sadly, many of us are not. Many of us can not control our tongues. We love to backbite and gossip about other sisters. Maybe, it makes us feel better about our own less than perfect lives.  Women are quick to point out which woman needs to lose weight, which woman has a big nose…

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Ultimate Happiness.. The Majestic Face of Allah .. Better than Jannah itself

No matter how many times I hear this talk.. it never fails to inspire me to be the best in the dunya to achieve the ultimate.. seeing His face in the Akhira in shaa Allah

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Shaykh Yassir Qadhi

As a Christian my drive, my hope, my reward was the thought of seeing my Lord face to face.  As a Muslim, the knowledge that the promise of Jannah is the promise of seeing Allah SWT my Lord is my life motivation.  I love this talk so much… subhanAllah take time to listen and take time to consider what is promised to Muslims…

“The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) recited, ‘For those who have done good is the best (reward, i.e. Jannah) and even more (i.e., having the honour of glancing at the countenance of Allah)’ [Quran: Surah Yunus, Aayat 26] and said: ‘When the people of Jannah have entered Jannah, and the people of Jahannum have entered Jahannum, a caller will proclaim, ‘O people of Jannah, Allah made a promise to you that He wants to fulfill.’ They will say, ‘What is it?…

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Mates of One Another

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Allah SWT tells us in the Qur’an that we are created in pairs.  That together with our spouse we are created to be Mates of One Another. The Muslim concept of marriage is unique and beautiful in both it’s simplicity and it’s focus on the rights and obligations of each person in the couple towards their Lord, themselves AND their partner.

When we read the Qur’an we find the nature of men and women revealed.  All discussion about rights and obligations that each spouse has over the other or can expect from the other is based on the characteristics that make each man uniquely male and each female uniquely female.

“And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your hearts. Undoubtedly in these are signs for those…

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Love Actually

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ImageI read a post on Facebook this morning.  Actually it was meant to be a joke. It was about a wife who left a note for her husband telling him she was leaving him.  When he came home, he read the note which had been left in their bedroom, wrote something on it and then made a phonecall to a mysterious “honey”,  saying his wife was a fool, he should never have married her and he was coming over to see the  “honey”.   He left left the room and his wife who had been hiding under the bed came out from under the bed where she was hiding, to read what he had written.

His reply..

I could see your feet under the bed
you silly wife, I am going to buy
bread. Stand up, stop your silly
games and prepare me a meal
because I’m very hungry!

Many…

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Fix Your Heart on the Source of Tranquility

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1509272_699593986730784_1113384149_nHe who keeps his heart near Allah will find peace and tranquility, whilst he who gives his heart to the people will find restlessness and apprehension.

Scholar: Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah

I was asked a question yesterday on dealing with something that is allowed Islamically but which may end up being challenging and require a lot of sabr.  My response was immediate and I ask Allah SWT to make it true for me always insha’Allah.   I replied that I trust my Lord is taking care of me and can trust Him to continue taking care of me and that is enough for me.

In my journey as a Muslim I can’t count the number of times I’ve been surprised or challenged by life, people, family, circumstances. Sometimes I wonder about when they will stop happening, but of course we are told that we need to expect them.. that challenges and…

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You are Never Happier Than you are Content

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I was inspired recently by this reminder from Dr Bilal Phillips on Facebook.  Society today is being torn apart by the relentless pursuit of happiness.  People change careers, spend money, save money, marry, divorce, remarry….the list goes on. In almost all cases it’s in the hope that life will become happier if they leave this relationship, or go into that one… purchase this item or leave this job for that one.

Reality is.. Allah SWT says in the translated  Quran that all mankind is at loss  except those who

1. Believe

2 Do Righteous Deeds

3. Advise each other to truth and patience.

Sura Al Asr  (103)

As a Muslim, I have a choice before me… I can live like the non believer and try to find my happiness in the pursuit of worldly pleasures or I can learn the truth that none of these things will ever make me truly…

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Seize the Day or Seize the Moment?

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Carpe Diem. I used to use that phrase often. Seize the Day. Every day brings it’s own experiences.. some I am so thankful for and others I wish I didn’t have to experience, yet still in their own way a benefit I ought to be thankful for, yet in my human weakness, I struggle to accept.

Then I read Surah Al Asr ..

By Al-’Asr (the time). Verily, man is in loss. Except those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth and recommend one another to patience.” (Quran 103)

Here Allah tells us it’s not enough to “Seize the Day”. We need to “Seize Every Second” As Muslims we understand that time is borrowed. It’s given to us to use, but we are accountable for it. Angels record our actions and our words and every second is accounted for.

Prophet Muhammad said…

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