August 23, 2011

Favorite Qur'an verses/hadith

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. So I'm facing some issues right now (what believer doesn't???) and I do indeed take comfort in the words from the Qur'an. I want to post some of my favorites right now and insha'Allah it can serve as a reminder to us all, in good times AND in bad.

"Verily, after hardship there is ease." Qur'an 94:6

"Bear with patience whatever befalls you" Qur'an 31:17

"And put your trust in ALLAH if you are a believer indeed" Qur'an 5:23

""No calamity befalls on earth or in yourselves but is inscribed in the Book of Decrees – before We bring it into existence." Qur'an 57:22

"Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest." Qur'an 13:28

"Therefore remember Me and I will remember you…" Qur'an 2:152

The Prophet (pbuh) said, "Whoever Allah wishes good for, He inflicts him (with hardship)." [Bukhari]

I've had some issues I've been dealing with and I will admit there are times when I have forgotten to turn in everything to my Creator. I find when I read verses such as these, it serves as a great reminder and helps me to trust in Allah and His grace and providence.

One issue is my transplant. I've been having some pain around my transplant site and they've schedule and ultrasound and clinic appointment tomorrow. My creatnine has crept up again, 1.97 which is almost 2.0 (yeah duh! lol). That is kinda the number where they say, Oh snap, kidney looks like it might be failing.

Just make du'a for me, sisters, that I come through these hardships with stronger iman and even more faith and trust in the qadr of Allah. And while we're at it, please make dua' for a very nice Persian sister I've met the past 2 Ramadhans at my masjid. She's so kind masha'Allah and she asked me to make du'a for her sons, that they become strong in their faith.

It touched a chord in me. I am always humbled by those with strong faith, who turn first to Allah in their hearts when trouble strikes them. And her asking me to pray for her and her sons... it humbled me, sisters. So please, if you can remember. make du'a for this sisters and ask Allah to grant her requests and also remember me to Allah.

Jazakum Allahu khair!

UPDATE: I just heard our brothers and sisters in Libya are liberated! The tyrant Ghadafi is gone! Allahuakbar! Allahuakbar!! Allahuakbar!!! May Allah swt guide their new leaders to institute laws that are just and equitable for all and free all our ummah from persecution, amin!


iMuslimah said...

Assalamu alaykum,

I like you, do the same things. Worry and carry a heavy heart and forget to turn to The One.

You are in my duas, for good health, that your kidney stays strong for you, and that Allah brings you and your family ease during this hardship, Ameen.

When did you get your transplant?

iMuslimah said...

Hey :) This is my favorite hadith, ever. (Hadith Qudsi #15)

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

"Allah the Almighty said:

'I am as My servant thinks I am (1). I am with him when he makes mention of Me. If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention of him to Myself; and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention of him in an assembly better than it. And if he draws near to Me an arm's length, I draw near to him a fathom's length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed."

The last sentence makes me cry.

Umm Aaminah said...

Salaam sis. I had my transplant in 2002 so I've had it for 9 yrs now. Hoping for 9 more but we'll see! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Definitely verses that help in times of hardship. I am discovering a lot about your beautiful religion as days pass. Thank you for sharing.
Keeping you in my prayers so that all will be alright.
Take care and read these lines again and again so that you stay strong in your faith.

Umm Aaminah said...

Aww thanks Marie! It is my hope that some of the beauty of my religion can show thru my blog. :-) Welcome!

Um Zakarya said...

Assalamu Aleykum dear sister,

I haven't been around the blogosphere these days, but wanted to let you know I dreamt about you and your little girl last night.You had invited me to your home and I was playing with Aaminah, she was showing me her toys, "this is a turtle, this is a horse....etc...".MashALLAH it was a cute dream.And you were cooking something for me, and I was telling you "Thank you sister, I really apreciate , you're like a mom to me.".
Lol I don't know what it means, but it was a cute dream MashALLAH.
I'll definitely keep you in mu duas InshALLAH.May ALLAH SWT give you full recovery.AMeen!

Lot of love.