Salaam: 8 reasons to Spread Love and Peace

Have you ever been in an unfamiliar place where everyone else is a stranger to you? Do you remember the awkwardness and unease that you felt then? How did you break the ice? For me it has always been as simple as a salaam with a smile. Just that! And it always works. A few…

10 beautiful Invocations for your Deen, Duniya and Aakhira

We all know the importance of duaa and how absolutely necessary it is. We ask Allah swt for everything that we are in need of or desire. A holistic approach to making duaa is to cover all grounds – your deen, your duniya and your aakhira. The Prophet (pbuh) loved supplications that were precisel but…

5 Reasons why your duaa is not answered?

Have you been asking Allah for something, making duaa for it everyday and yet you seem to have no response? Do you feel that your duaa is not being answered? No matter how often you make it, day in and day out, still there are no results ? If yes, then read on. Assuming that…

Virtues of Duaa

  Do you only make duaa when you are helpless and sad? Do you only make duaa only when things are not going your way? Do you only make duaa when you need something ? If for any of these, your answer is Yes, then this post is a reminder for you. Of course we need…

Etiquette Of Duaa

Now that we are done with the importance of Duaa, how important and powerful it is, the next thing in line to learn, is the proper way to make a duaa.  Just like there is a proper mannerism of movements in our salaah, there is an established decorum for making duaa as well. Before you get…

Times and Places where Duaa is Accepted- Part 2

In Part 1 we learned about the times and places in Salaah during which duaa is to be made. In addition we learned some of the beautiful Sunnah supplications that are recommended to be made in those positions. This post mentions more such places and times, wherein the chances of the duaa being granted are higher, as per…

Times and Places where Duaa is Accepted – Part 1

Firstly, lets not get misguided by the title of this post. You can seek Allah everywhere, and anytime. You can make duaa to him whenever you feel like. There is no such thing as a proper time or place for duaa. However, what this post aims at is that there are some specific times and places…

Duaa is the Essence of Worship

The Prophet (peace be upon him), our excellent teacher and life inspiration, conveyed in a few beautiful words, the importance of duaa. He (pbuh) said, “Dua is the essence of Ibadah (worship).” (at Tirmdhi, Ahmad] Duaa is the invariable aspect, the constitutional significance of our Faith, our worship to Allah swt. The Prophet (pbuh) said: Supplication…

Duaa

When I was a little girl, I would make a prayer every day. I would ask for winning at a board game, doing well in exams, chocolates and ice creams, happy endings to my favorite stories seeking protection from what scared me the most, street canines 😉 and many such mini prayers. As I grew up, my…

Al Qasas (28:69)

And your Lord knows what their breasts conceal, and what they reveal.  This ayah reminds me of so many aspects of people. At first I used to think that this ayah was directed towards hypocrites only. People who were two-faced in their deeds and actions. Who said one thing, and did another. Held and preached…

My Favorite Hadeeth Qudsi

Nothing motivates me more than this Hadeeth does. SubhanAllah, what a blessing Islam is and how sweet merciful is my Creator, Allah Swt 🙂 In a Qudsi hadith, the Prophet (peace be upon him) quotes Allah (swt) to have said, “The most beloved thing with which My slave comes nearer to Me, is what I…

Sabr

Prophet Muhammad Saw Promised… No Tiredness, Exhaustion, Worry, Grief, Distress Or Harm Befalls A Believer In This World, Not Even A Thorn That Pricks Him, But Allah Expiates Some Of His Sins Thereby. [Sahih Al-Bukhari And Muslim]