Dua’s that changed the world

Just as I was pondering upon the last few days and how Allah swt accepted my duas, I came across an email by Yasir Qadhi. An email that titled “Duas that changed the world”.

To be honest, I skip a lot of emails, ‘I’ll read them later’ I tell myself… Often forgetting about it completely, or giving up because it’s too long.

However, this email couldn’t wait, I absolutely love hearing ‘miracle’ stories and the power of dua.

I find myself speechless at this very point… All I can say is I can’t even thank Allah swt for one answered dua if I tried my whole life to. How He handles our affairs is beyond amazing.

It got me thinking how little I worship Him in return.

As you will find in the pdf, it just shows our weakness as human beings and Allah swt’s Mercy and Perfection.

Please have a read, short but powerful.

Click here to read “Duas That Changed the World”

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Answered duas

Have you ever made dua for something that eventually happened, but better than you would have ever thought or imagined..

SubhanAllah.

We say Allah is the best of planners, but we don’t truly understand this until we experience something like this ourselves.

Oh Allah, if I tried a life time to thank you for what I perceive as my worst day, I would not able to thank you, not even the slightest bit. Not even for one bad day.

And if you should count the favors of Allah, you could not enumerate them. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (16:18)

I just think about the times of desperation that I went through. When I begged Allah swt on the prayer mat. I remember how hopeless and helpless I felt. And I think now about how I was worried for nothing because what I was praying for- I received, and in better ways that I could ever imagine. But if I knew the answer to my dua was going to turn out the way it did, perhaps I wouldn’t have learnt the lesson that I did. Perhaps I wouldn’t have had a conversation with my Lord. Perhaps I wouldn’t appreciate what I eventually got.

There is a wisdom in everything. It’s hard to see it, in fact, it’s almost impossible to see it when you’re in need of something so desperately. But, wait. Just wait until whatever you’re praying for is answered. There’s a reason it’s being delayed. A reason beyond what your mind can comprehend.

Then when you get it, you will understand why it took so long. Just wait and see.

Sabr ❤

Deeply wounded

They say time heals all

But sometimes it hurts.

The day is fast approaching

And all I can think about is you.

As I leave the house that was once my home

To embark on this new journey

To start my own family

All I can think about is you.

As I leave the comfort I’ve always known,

Into a house of my very own

With a man I hold dear to my heart

All I can think about is you.

– The absence of the first man I ever loved on my wedding day, baba.

Unexpected 

Who am I you ask. 

But you answered your own question. 

Someone who has built sturdy walls to keep out the pain. 

Walls I have worked tiresly to build. 

But one by one you’re tearing them down

As if that’s what you were sent for. 

Do I hate it? 

Surprisingly not. 

I am lost for words because you have given me something I never thought I would have. 

Just like the hadith where we are told if we enter Jannah, we will forget all of our worldly hardships. 

Being with you is similar to that. 

Like my heaven on earth, 

You make me forget the times I didn’t want to live 

Because life was tough. 

But now you are here, 

And that’s enough. 

So be patient with me, 

It takes a while for me to open up

As much as I want to tell you everything, 

Sometimes the words don’t come out. 

Against the grain

Sometimes in life, people will push you to do something you don’t want to do. If this thing goes against your morals, faith or values, don’t compromise. Ever. 

It does not matter if this person is your family member, your boss, your lifelong friend- do not compromise. 

People may argue all they like that compromise means maturity over ego, and it means respect etc. Yes, sometimes, but sometimes it’s not. 

Here’s what I do know.

– Compromising against your values means you lose who you truly are. And you are nothing without your values. 

– If you compromise your faith just to fit in to societal norms, you will lose your identity. Set the example. Go against the grain. 

– When you aim to please people in order to gain acceptance, you lose your self worth. 

– Compromise is not always necessary. Your principals should never, ever be compromised.

And I shall leave you with this, “The irony of compromising your morals to please others is that eventually even they will stop respecting you for having wear resolve”. – Saad Tasleem. 

Once a stranger 

There you were. 

Strange as a stranger can be. 

Our souls must have met previously, 

For me to be full of certainty

That you will be the one

I will spend my days and my nights with

In happiness 

And in pain. 

Show me you will be there

Through struggles and despair

And I will do everything I can

To make you the happiest man. 

Fire

Like a burning candle, 

Sometimes you brighten up my night. 

When the power goes out, and all I see is darkness, your guiding light saves me. 
~

But sometimes, the light catches on fire, and you become the burning house that’s crashing in on me. 
~

As though rubble has collapsed on me, 
Burrying me deep into the ground until there’s nothing left of me.

~Family.

~
-Sometimes your family will be your strength and guide you through, and sometimes they will push you to unimaginable limits. 

I waited. 

The next day I woke up and you were no longer to be seen.

The footsteps you used to take, no longer to be heard.
The bed you used to sleep in, deserted.
The clothes you wore, now taken away for good will or for dry clean.
The house was quiet. Empty.
Something was missing.
I waited.
Every time I heard a car driving past at night,
I waited for the noise I would usually hear despite
I waited for the sound of the key unlocking the door.
I waited.
But nothing happened, not at all.

Then the pains of seeing your beautiful face,
No heart beat.
I broke down and embraced
All that I could, all that remained.

And then I saw your name on the grave.
Then it was all too real to handle,
Too much to take
Now the pain is unbearable.

The ground you are to be buried in also awaited.
It now feels your presence
While we’re separated.
But now I wait for a different meeting.
I wait until I can meet you in heaven.
And that’s better than seeing you again in this world.
And I wait, until I am to my Lord returned. 
~To give some context, this is about when my dad passed away when I was 13. From the early days to the funeral where I saw him, followed by the burial. 

Beautiful lie. Photos in disguise.

Instead of hiding it like I should have, 

I showed it to the world.  

“Look at me, look at how beautiful I am”

May as well have been the caption. 

Taking credit, 

as if I had anything to do with it. 

All I did was put some make-up on,

Hid behind where I was truly from. 

Looking for acceptance and liberation. 

Compliments and affirmation. 

Now all I see is darkness in that life, 

How was that enjoyable? 

..
If I could put in words, 

How much I regret the way

I sought approval and praise

At the cost of my hereafter.

..

We are lying to ourselves if we say, 

We seek nothing else…

What do you live for? 

What makes you wake up each day? 

There’s got to be more to life than this.