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Our world is all about social networking now. From Hi5 and Myspace to Facebook and Twitter. Blogging on blogspot and wordpress and of course the video-world of Youtube!

They can take a huge amount of our time. You may decide to ‘quickly’ check what’s going on but before you know it, 3 hours have gone by!

You may not be wasting time on these websites per se, since you are reading Hadith reminders, and ayat from the Quran and forming bonds with fellow brothers and sisters in Islam which is all really great Alhamdulilah! But if all those hours are spent online then when are we acting on these tweets and facebook posts?

Ask yourself these questions?

  • How many hours do I spend on Facebook looking at friends’ profiles, the pictures and all the comments?
  • How many hours do I spend reading the profile of Prophet Muhammad (saw) and glancing over the comments about him?
  • How many hours do I spend reading words and quotes that people in the Twittersphere have posted in comparison to the hours spent reading Allah’s words that He posted to us for guidance in this life?
  • How many hours do I spend daily on all these different networking sites in comparison to how long I’ve spent with my family and my friends

Now there’s no harm in using these sites, as long as it is all halal and it’s amazing when we can learn new things on the go! But remember that time is valuable, it is what we can use to build our good deeds for the Akhira. So keep it all in moderation InshAllah.

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“An Islamophobe is a person who does not know how to think for himself or does not want to think for himself but instead let’s the media control his thinking.” – Abdul Bary Yahya

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I’m sure whoever is reading this, has studied ratios in maths class at some point in their life. Ratios allow us to see the relationship between two numbers of the same kind. So now let’s talk ratios in relation to this hadith.

According to Geologic Surveys this planet’s oceans has 346,049,000,000,000,000,000 gallons of water. Let’s assume there is a drop of water left on the finger which is about 0.0251 millilitres.

So if we have both these numbers into gallons to make a ratio we get:

Water on the finger : Water in the ocean

= 0.0000066 gallons : 346,049,000,000,000,000,000 gallons

Sometimes seeing things in number form makes it easier to visualize and put in perspective and we can understand the relationship between the two things and to value their importance in comparison to each other. So as we can see, this life is so minute in comparison to the Akhira. The Ahkira is where we should place value and importance, and consequently invest our time, efforts and money towards.

No matter what circumstances you are going through at the moment, whether it is good or bad, remember this hadith by our Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam).

Remember that this life is almost nothing. Dunya isn’t the end, it’s just a means to our Akhira. So let’s treat it that way InshAllah.

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SubhanAllah! If this was the case, we probably would not have our health, we’d lose our eyesight, our hearing, our ability to walk, talk, think and have memories. We’d become vegetables. It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible to think of every single blessing Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has given us and be thankful for it.

But by the great mercy of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, He does not take these blessings away from us, even when we forget to be thankful for the most obvious ones, like the food in our fridges and the roof over our heads.

Let’s remember to be more thankful InshAllah.

Quick Tips:

1) When you wake up in the morning, recite the dua –  ‘Alhamdulilah alethi ahyana ba’da ma amaatena wa ilayhil nishoor’

 (All praise be to Allah, who gave us life after killing us (sleep is a form of death) and to Him will we be raised and returned)

2) Try to say Alhamdulilah as many times as you can every day. Start with 100 times a day, a meager 20 times after every salah. And keep increasing it everyday InshAllah.

May Allah forgive us for our forgetfulness. 

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”Verily, those who believe not in the Hereafter, We have made their deeds fair-seeming to them, so they wander about blindly.” (Quran 27:4)

Source: Tumblr

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Think before you speak. 

If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all. If you don’t have anything beneficial to say, then again, just don’t say anything.

We shouldn’t waste words saying things that aren’t any good to anybody, and also aren’t any good for us. We’re not getting ajir from it, and in addition, we could potentially be sinning (if we’re gossiping or back-biting for example)

We should remember we will be judged on what we have said to people in our lifetime, so let’s make it all worthy of ajir InshAllah. 

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Iqra

Iqra (read) was the first word to be revealed for a reason.

Keep reading Quran. Keep reading books and anything beneficial =)

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