Journey through self improvement.

Self improvement is a battle we all have to fight during our life time. It does not matter if we are moving slowly or rapidly but what matters is that we are striving towards changing ourselves for the better.

 Your body and soul are all amanah given to you and if you do not care for it you will be asked by Allah.

Selflessness does not imply you care for others and neglect yourself, your needs. It doesn’t mean you should hurt your self to make others happy or you should cry to place a smile on other people’s faces. We want to love ourselves and love other people as much.

Selflessness is about caring for yourself first, then others. Only when you love yourself can you love others. 

#selflove

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A good advice

Do not be in competition with anyone. 

You were created alone, you walk your path alone and eventually you will die alone. 

Do not want what someone has. 

Do not envy, envy is a poison,  it kills the one in possession of it. 

Do not wish for others to fail so that you succeed. Hope for the best for every one. 

If anyone is competing with you, let the person compete alone. 

You were not created for a contest,  you were created to LIVE. 

Healing

They say time heals all wounds. 

With time you wont feel the pains anymore. 

The tears will dry up and you will be whole again. 

What if time alone is not enough? 

What if other things are required to work together with time to help us heal? 

Love, support, encouragement, togetherness and prayers from others will have a great impact on someone who is trying to heal. 

Be there for someone today!!!! 

Happiness

I searched for it in the luxuries of this life. 

I searched in the company of others. 

I crossed oceans and I climbed mountains. 

I looked up into the skies and across the vast lands. 

I never found it. 

I sought it in You Oh! Allah and I was filled with it. 

Not once, not twice but always. 

                            

Be inspired

Not written by me took it from a group and said I should share with you.

Successful people have two things on their lips, “smile and

silence”. Smile can solve

problems, while Silence can

avoid problems. Sugar and salt may be mixed together but ants reject the
salt and carry away only the

sugar. Select the right people

in life and make your life

better and sweeter. If you fail to achieve your dreams, change your ways not

your God. Remember, trees

change their leaves and not

their roots. You will never reach your destination if you stop and

throw stones to every dog that

barks. Haters will see you walking on water and say its because

you can’t swim. Even if you

dance on water, your enemies

will accuse you of raising dust. Make it your ambition to live a quiet life, to mind your own

business and to work with your

own hands. Remember, don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both

get dirty, but the pig will enjoy

it.

Patience and Gratitude

Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh
   
So, I read the book “patience and gratitude” by Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyya. An amazing book indeed. You will learn about the patience of man, animals, angels and even jinns Subhanallah
*Other names for patience
*Degree of patience
*When patience is needed
*The 5 categories of patience
*Good patience and bad patience
*Elements of patience
*Relationship between patience and gratitude and a lot more
    The book is really enlightening and I will encourage you to try and read it as well as also implement what you learn from it. Surely patience is a virtue and it is required one way or the other in our lives. May Allah make it easy for us all ameen.
 

woman

In most societies now a days women are being silenced and are not allowed to contribute their own quota to the development of their communities.
During the time of the Rasool peace and blessings be upon him, women took part in several activities which helped in the progressing of the Ummah.
Women sought knowledge and were allowed to teach what they learnt, they owned and ran businesses, a very good example was Nana Khadija wife of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him.
Women went to the battle field where they helped the sahabas with water and also tend to their wounds and injuries. So it baffles me when women are being silenced, looked down upon and even abused(emotionally and physically). This is heart breaking actually.
Women are the gems of the society and our prosperity comes when our mothers, sisters, aunties, daughters and nieces are regarded as the special gifts they are to us.
  I believe that all women rich or poor, old or young, educated or not, white or black must be respected, appreciated, protected and treated like the gems they are.

 

Wolves in sheep’s clothing

In a world where people are fake, lie is the new truth, pretence dominates.

In such kind of times you won’t know who is real, who is faking it and who to trust.

The ones you think care, the ones you think will fight for you are the ones that will fight against you.

Sometimes you don’t know what to believe. Is it what they say, what they show, or what they hide?

Be careful who you run to with your problems or even your success.

Be careful whose shoulders you cry on. Some people aren’t who they say they are.

Be cautious of the company you keep. 

Fear Allah

Above all things, the fear of Allah is mandatory upon everyone.

For if you fear Allah, then your life will be a positive one.

Remember, you cannot decieve Allah, He knows you better than you know yourself.

Do good, and you shall see good.

Do evil, and it will follow you everywhere like a tail.

Fussilat : 46
مَّنْ عَمِلَ صٰلِحًا فَلِنَفْسِهِۦ ۖ وَمَنْ أَسَآءَ فَعَلَيْهَا ۗ وَمَا رَبُّكَ بِظَلّٰمٍ لِّلْعَبِيدِ
Whoever does righteousness – it is for his [own] soul; and whoever does evil [does so] against it. And your Lord is not ever unjust to [His] servants.

It is people who break us, situations, trials and tribulations, struggles of life, scorching sun, burning heat, freezing cold, sickness, heartbreak, betrayal, lies, jealousy, envy, hypocrisy, gossips, slander, mockery, insults, criticism, nagging and the list goes on….

Allah has always and will always be there to fix and mend what is broken in us, because He created us whole and that is why He is always there to heal us and fill us up until we are whole again.

Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alameen.