Ramadhan – Make the Most of it

Saturday’s Sacred Mornings

  1. Tafsir Juz Amma & Memorisation of Last 10 Surahs

Location: Blk 236, Yishun Ring Road, #01-1010, Singapore 760236

Date & Time: 12 May 2017, 10am – 12.30pm

Facilitators Profile:

Ustazah Hafizah Abdul Latif is an ardent fan of the Quran, who loves facilitating reciters through Tajweed.

She graduated from Madrasah Wak Tanjong, Singapore and Ma’had in Damascus, Syria. She also holds an Applied Diploma in Positive Psychology.

To register, feel free to WhatsApp 9755 8876 the following details
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2) Solat Refreshers

Location: Blk 236, Yishun Ring Road, #01-1010, Singapore 760236

Date & Time: 12 May 2017, 1.30am – 3pm

Objective: Strive to achieve quality solah

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Eid Baking For Children



What is this? Basic Food & Hygiene Baking

For whom? Children aged 6 – 12 years old

Objectives? Have the little ones…

  • Dedicate their baking for a good purpose/niat
  • To practice halalan toyyiban – food hygiene & safety

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said:
“Purity is half of iman (faith).”

  • Adding noor and positive energy into food preparation by different tasbihs while cooking/baking
  • Motivation to be categorised as the people the Prophet described:

 “Whoever eats lawful food,
works according to the Sunnah,
and the people are safe from his evil, 
then he will enter Paradise.”

A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, indeed, today there are many people.”

The Prophet said, “They will be from generations after me.”*

  • Develop focus, confidence and creativity.
  • Be adventurous on how to be creative with flavors, textures and shaping.
  • Be nurtured with using various techniques and simplified styling

Everyone always looks forward to tucking into the delicious festive feasts!

Get the Little Sahaabah pumped up for Hari Raya celebration with a motivation to fast!

Nobody gets to eat their bakes until iftar! 😉

How much? $40 per session.

To register, WhatsApp to 9755 8876 with the following details
~Title: 2 days Hari Raya Bootcamp
~Date: 5 June / 6 June / 7 June / 8 June (kindly choose date)
~Venue: Tampines / Yishun (kindly choose place)
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*Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2520 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Mundhiri

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ أَكَلَ طَيِّبًا وَعَمِلَ فِي سُنَّةٍ وَأَمِنَ النَّاسُ بَوَائِقَهُ دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنَّ هَذَا الْيَوْمَ فِي النَّاسِ لَكَثِيرٌ قَالَ وَسَيَكُونُ فِي قُرُونٍ بَعْدِي

2520 سنن الترمذي كتاب صفة القيامة والرقائق والورع عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم باب منه

المحدث المنذري خلاصة حكم المحدث إسناده صحيح أو حسن أو ما قاربهم


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Loving Your Brethren, as You Love Yourself

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Do You Love Yourself?

Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “None of you believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [Sahīh al-Bukhārī and Sahīh Muslim]

– How do you love another, if you do not love yourself?

– How do we proportion self-love?
It is the syariah in Islam, that we attend to ourselves, before we attend to another.

While we are mindful of our duties in friendship, we must also be mindful of our duties to ourselves.

Allah protects through the Syariah: our right to:
1) Spirituality,
2) Life and Physical Health
3) Sanity and Mental Health
4) Family Relationships
5) Financial Stability
6) Dignity and Self Worth.

When we understand and honour the pain and fatigue in striving to achieve these for ourselves – we learn to be self-motivated; we learn to value effort and avoid dependency on others.

We then relate better to the pain and discomfort in others; are able to motivate and value their efforts; and more able to forgive and be less judgemental.

This is Compassion.
It is from here that we learn, what it means, to want good for others, as much as we want good for ourselves.

The highest level of ihsan, is in the privilege of helping people find success, being happy for them, and allow them to grow continuously and joyfully – and we can allow them to journey on without us, because we too, have our own journeys to fulfill.

Categories: Hijrah Steps

Don’t Like your Situation

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If You Don’t Like your Situation – Change your Game Plan

لَهُ مُعَقِّبَاتٌ مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِ يَحْفَظُونَهُ مِنْ أَمْرِ اللَّهِ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ ۗ وَإِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ سُوءًا فَلَا مَرَدَّ لَهُ ۚ وَمَا لَهُمْ مِنْ دُونِهِ مِنْ وَالٍ

For each one are successive [angels] before and behind him who protect him by the decree of Allah.
Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.
And when Allah intends for a people ill, there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any patron. (Surah ArRa’d 13:11)

We are protected with angels before and behind us, so that what is not meant for us, will not befall us.

If you find yourself struggling, do an audit of your accounts of deeds, and see what you’re doing ineffectively.

Change your patterns: behaviour, approach, thoughts, reactions – so that Allah will facilitate and change your condition.

The rule of the thumb is : Be in Harmony. Do Good and Do No Harm.

Categories: Hijrah Steps

Reward for Istighfar

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بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

فَقُلْتُ اسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ غَفَّارًا

And (Prophet Nuh ‘alaihissalaam) exhorted, ‘Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver.

يُرْسِلِ السَّمَاءَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِدْرَارًا

وَيُمْدِدْكُمْ بِأَمْوَالٍ وَبَنِينَ وَيَجْعَلْ لَكُمْ جَنَّاتٍ وَيَجْعَلْ لَكُمْ أَنْهَارًا

And give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers. (Surah Nuh 71:10-12)

May Allah forgive us, have mercy on us and accept our deeds.

Categories: Hijrah Steps

Avert Punishment by Seeking Forgiveness

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

وَمَا كَانَ اللَّهُ لِيُعَذِّبَهُمْ وَأَنْتَ فِيهِمْ ۚ وَمَا كَانَ اللَّهُ مُعَذِّبَهُمْ وَهُمْ يَسْتَغْفِرُونَ

But Allah would not punish them while you, [O Muhammad], are among them, and Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness. Surah Al Anfal 8:33

We all know that there are laws around the universe. We also know that we are not perfect.

There would be times in our lives, when we eat, do, speak, spend and mingle as we please – without much of a thought for the damage that we may be doing to ourselves and to those around us.
When these instances of ghaflah (forgetfulness) pass, we become aware of the repurcussions of our misdeeds.

This is not to say that istighfar would erase our misdeeds and the repurcussions… we still have to make amends in order to expiate the misdeeds. Istighfar is what buys us time to correct the wrong that we have done.

Thus is the Mercy of Allah.

May Allah forgive us our sins and have mercy on us.

Categories: Hijrah Steps

Harnessing Rezki

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بسم اللّه الرحمن الرحيم

Have you noticed any change in yourself?

Are you moving even an inch towards being your preferred self?

Let’s harness a higher level of help.

لِيَجْزِيَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ لَهُمْ مَغْفِرَةٌ وَرِزْقٌ كَرِيمٌ

That He may reward those who believe and do righteous deeds. Those will have forgiveness and noble provision. (Surah Saba 34:4)

Allah – The Lord of the Worlds – promises that anyone who does good deeds, will be rewarded with forgiveness and generous rezeki.

Let’s do this brothers & sisters.

Today, we will put ourselves in our preferred positive future self and do a simple self-less good deed.

– Smile at an old lady
– Greet a neighbour
– Pray in congregation
– Send clean positive good vibes and prayer to a friend.
– Fill our hearts with white light and thank Allah for the clean air we breathe.

May the Love of Allah & Rasulullah (s.a.w) fill your heart today and everyday.

Categories: Hijrah Steps

Motivation to Change

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ ۗ

Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. (Surah Ar-Rad 13 : 11)

If you were not happy with yesterday, or today – Try something different tomorrow.
Don’t stay stuck.
Do better.

It is never too late to start over.

Categories: Hijrah Steps

Staying Focused on Goals

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَا فِي أَمْرِنَا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ
Our Lord, forgive us for our misdeeds and our rash, indiscrete, extremities; reinforce our resolutions; and help us over the disbelieving people.
Ali Imraan 3:147

Staying Focused on Goals

لَتَرۡكَبُنَّ طَبَقًا عَن طَبَقٍ۬
That you shall assuredly pass on from one stage to another. (Surah Al Inshiqaq 84:19)

Progress in life is, passing one stage to another = making changes, learning and adapting.

The bigger the change, the steeper the road.

The successful ones are they who brave the change, take on the task diligently and actually take the steps to walk, run and ride with the wind. (Note: Successful people plan power rests. So, schedule rest too.)

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

1) Find out what drives you to change. (Motivations)
There is normally more than one reason. Writing it down might helps you remember them (especially when the going gets tough).

2) Make small achievable steps towards the goal.
If the goal is to get an A for an exam or parenting, small steps might include a topical plan that lays out daily readings, memorising, practice etc.

3) Remind oneself regularly of it.
– make a poster n use it as place-mats
– Put it on your screensaver / sticky notes
– use it as a password

4) Include it in your every prayer. Especially before you sleep. Say it to yourself as a positive affirmation. “I will be courageous, more positive, more compassionate, more diligent and complete my journey reasonably well.”

5) Gather friends with the same goal. Find your Tribe and motivate each other!

When the going gets tough (as it definitely will, especially at the end), root yourself and hold on to your goal – as if your life depended on it.

Insya Allah! Bittaufiq wannajah.

Categories: Hijrah Steps

Allah’s Help is Near

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When the Going gets Toughest, Allah’s Help is Near.

أَمْ حَسِبْتُمْ أَنْ تَدْخُلُوا الْجَنَّةَ وَلَمَّا يَأْتِكُمْ مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ خَلَوْا مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ ۖ مَسَّتْهُمُ الْبَأْسَاءُ وَالضَّرَّاءُ وَزُلْزِلُوا حَتَّىٰ يَقُولَ الرَّسُولُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَعَهُ مَتَىٰ نَصْرُ اللَّهِ ۗ أَلَا إِنَّ نَصْرَ اللَّهِ قَرِيبٌ

Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while such [trial] has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until [even their] messenger and those who believed with him said,”When is the help of Allah?” Unquestionably, the help of Allah is near. (Surah 2 Al Baqarah:214)

Life on earth is a test. It is a like program where we are its players. We had signed up for this “game” for an opportunity to gain entry to Paradise. We had signed up to prove our devotion to our Almighty Creator.

Our Creator is the Most Present and Compassionate. Allah knows the difficulties that we have chosen to participate in, and extends His Aid when we ask for it, while allowing us to gain the experience we need, so that we become more aware of the need for harmony – ours and others.

Waki’ bin Hudus narrated that his paternal uncle Abu Razin natrated that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, ‘Allah delights at the despair of His slaves which (is exactly when) He soon changes it (their despair to relief).’
I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, does the Lord laugh?’
He said: ‘Yes.’
I said: ‘We shall never be deprived of good (when we have) a Lord Who laughs.”
[Sunan ibn Majah, Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 181]

The truth is, we are as a collective, frequently getting ourselves into a fix, with our bright ideas, faulty beliefs and pursuits for instant gratification. Collectively, we find ourselves pushing the laws of nature to its limit, sometimes out of curiosity, sometimes out of desperation, and sometimes out of ignorance.

Yet, through all our tumbling, Our Lord Most High is Ever-Present, Ever-Watchful and Ever-Compassionate. While our loved ones mourn over our failures, Allah honours our experiences, and respectfully allows us to learn from our mistakes – because Allah knows that His calculations for perfect balance is precise.

We perceive happiness and joy as positive, and get obsessed with the pursuit of comfort & gratification. We perceive sadness, fear, disappointments as negative and uncomfortable, and avoid it at all costs. We dis-count the importance and necessity of emotions, that contributes to our motivation to progress and enrich the meaning of life.

We do this even while we verbalise: الإيمان بالقدر خيره وشره

that we believe in Qadr its positive and negative – which is the Absolute Law of Balanced Equation which maintains and restores Harmony, that Allah has installed into this worldly universe.

The hadith above illustrates the Loving Compassion of Allah, as He delights in His Creation and their experiences. The Prophet instills hope in us that all difficulties are temporary, and Allah in His Compassion will replace this present hardship with ease.

The verse above prompts us to remember that life on this earth is meant to be a challenge for us who will be reckoned with in the Hereafter.

Should you be going through difficulties right now, know that Allah’s help is ever so near.

Remember too that the entire purpose of life on earth is to be tested for our commitment to our covenant with Allah.

How deep is our Love for Him? How much hardship will we bear to prove our filial devotion to HIM?

The outcome of the test is less relevant than the proof of your submission and devotion to Him. You are graded by your intention to serve Him, and your devotion to your duties to uphold harmony.

May Allah pour patience on us and make firm our feets, and protect us from giving up and turning away from the mercy of Allah.

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Categories: Essential Beliefs