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5 Practical Tips to Help the Ummah Today
 
1. Make dua to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)
Dua is the believer’s strongest weapon. As we are in the last 10 nights of Ramadan, let us all make the most of seeking to attain the Night of Power and unite in dua for the Ummah who are struggling in conflict areas. Pray for your brothers and sisters like you pray for yourself, even harder. Try to imagine what they are going through and sincerely ask Allah to help them & grant them victory.
 
2. Don’t get angry. Educate instead.
Ranting & swearing on social media is unproductive. Remember, we the Ummah must come forward with a united front that speaks firmly and clearly about the situation our brothers and sisters who are being suppressed are going through. Help our non-Muslim neighbours and colleagues understand the real situation by sharing educational articles or videos that show the truth in a clear way. Avoid spreading anger, racism or hate that only backfire on us as Muslims.
 
3. Donate & organise fundraisers
Let’s do what we can to help raise money for the Ummah in need. Check in with your local organisation on how you can help with fundraisers, or initiate a fundraiser with your own circle of family and friends. There are many ways to get creative, from having an iftar fundraiser to baking and selling cookies to raise funds, or even doing household chores for the neighbours in exchange for payment that will be donated to charity.
 
4. Sign petitions or attend peaceful protests
It may seem like a digital signature on a petition or another protesting face on the streets can’t do much to change the situation, but we never know what change we can create unless we try. We must do whatever is in our power to stand up for justice, for Allah SWT has commanded us to do so.
 
5. Don’t give up hope
This is the most important. If we lose hope, then we’ve lost faith. If we lose faith, then we’ve lost everything. Remember the many times Allah SWT brought victory to Muslims even when the odds were seemingly against us — such as the Battle of Badr — and let that fill your heart with hope.
 
So let’s take whatever action we can with sincerity, humility and hope — no matter how insignificant it may seem and may Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) bless us to see the light of victory very very soon inshaAllah.
 

[Taken from Productive Muslim’s newsletter. Sign up here: http://productivemuslim.com/newsletter/]

productivemuslim:

5 Practical Tips to Help the Ummah Today

 

1. Make dua to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)

Dua is the believer’s strongest weapon. As we are in the last 10 nights of Ramadan, let us all make the most of seeking to attain the Night of Power and unite in dua for the Ummah who are struggling in conflict areas. Pray for your brothers and sisters like you pray for yourself, even harder. Try to imagine what they are going through and sincerely ask Allah to help them & grant them victory.

 

2. Don’t get angry. Educate instead.

Ranting & swearing on social media is unproductive. Remember, we the Ummah must come forward with a united front that speaks firmly and clearly about the situation our brothers and sisters who are being suppressed are going through. Help our non-Muslim neighbours and colleagues understand the real situation by sharing educational articles or videos that show the truth in a clear way. Avoid spreading anger, racism or hate that only backfire on us as Muslims.

 

3. Donate & organise fundraisers

Let’s do what we can to help raise money for the Ummah in need. Check in with your local organisation on how you can help with fundraisers, or initiate a fundraiser with your own circle of family and friends. There are many ways to get creative, from having an iftar fundraiser to baking and selling cookies to raise funds, or even doing household chores for the neighbours in exchange for payment that will be donated to charity.

 

4. Sign petitions or attend peaceful protests

It may seem like a digital signature on a petition or another protesting face on the streets can’t do much to change the situation, but we never know what change we can create unless we try. We must do whatever is in our power to stand up for justice, for Allah SWT has commanded us to do so.

 

5. Don’t give up hope

This is the most important. If we lose hope, then we’ve lost faith. If we lose faith, then we’ve lost everything. Remember the many times Allah SWT brought victory to Muslims even when the odds were seemingly against us — such as the Battle of Badr — and let that fill your heart with hope.

 

So let’s take whatever action we can with sincerity, humility and hope — no matter how insignificant it may seem and may Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) bless us to see the light of victory very very soon inshaAllah.

 

[Taken from Productive Muslim’s newsletter. Sign up here: http://productivemuslim.com/newsletter/]

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  1. If you like someone, wait.
  2. Give lots of compliments, even if you’re shy. Everyone else is too.
  3. Change. Get a haircut, try new perfume, get new sheets. Become better than you were before.
  4. Eat healthier. Learn to cook something fancy.
  5. Get up earlier and watch the sun come up.
  6. Wear soft clothes, take a bath, drink something warm.
  7. Meet someone new, even just a friend.
  8. Become closer with your friends and your family. Call your mother. Cry with your best friend. Tell everyone how much you appreciate them.
  9. Keep your room clean. Buy some candles. Let the natural light in.
  10. Make a list of reasons why you’ll be better off without them. Believe they are true, because they are.
  11. Listen to new music.
  12. Write everything you’re thinking and feeling. Write letters. Write happy letters, sad letters, and angry letters, even if you’re never going to send them.
  13. It’s okay to be sad, but not forever. Sadness is not as beautiful as music makes it seem. Lack of sleep makes your eyes droopy, not deep. Wake up every morning and tell yourself you’re going to have a good day.
  14. Go to the library. Don’t forget to look in the music section.
  15. Remove them from your life. Get rid of the things they gave you if they make you sad. They’re not worth it. You will never be happy if you continue to hold on to the things that make you sad.
  16. Make new memories.
  17. Try to find something to appreciate in everything you do or experience.
  18. Being alone is okay, you don’t have to surround yourself with people.
  19. Become your own best friend. Buy yourself coffee and drink it alone in a cafe. Take your time.
  20. Learn to love every bit of yourself.
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Powerful Tips for the Last 10 Nights:

1. Do not let your ‘performance’ until now affect your last 10 days. The moment of forgiveness could be today or anytime in the coming days! It is not all lost! If you sincerely wish it could have been better - Chin up and get ready to make it your best yet! Start with a positive, sincere intention!

2. Today, take a little time to read the Tafseer of Surah al-Qadr to understand what actually happens this night! You will feel its power & greatness so much more!

3. Do not wait for the 27th Night to give it your “all”. The entire last 10 days should be your target. Stay up each night! Would you want to miss Laylatul Qadr even “by chance”?

4. Do not fall into any innovations/celebrations any masjid or culture might try to promote. Follow the Sunnah! The Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) guided us simply: “Whoever stays up and prays on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.”

5. Memorize and keep asking the dua’ taught by Rasulullah (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam): Allaahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibb al-‘afwa fa’affu ‘anni (O Allaah, You are forgiving and You love forgiveness, so forgive me).

6. Prepare a short dua’ list. Remember this is as awesome as it ever gets for a servant of Allah! The Night of Qadr, of Destiny! Consciously pick each and everything you crucially wish for in this dunya, in your deen, family, and in your aakhirah! Don’t forget to include the brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering and in grief!

7. Take brief naps during the day, if possible. Keep your stomach light and sleep as soon as you have prayed ‘isha. Do not delay! After a brief nap, refresh yourself and get. ready for worship.

8. Don’t neglect your family! Rasulullah made it a point to wake up his wives throughout these nights! And yes, your children are not too young to stay up some part of the night - if they can be allowed to play video games or watch TV, they can be inspired to be up atleast for sometime! Prepare them, make them excited, plan some activities for them to do!

9. Look the Part: The way we dress and prepare.has a big effect on our psychology. Wear your best, perfume yourself, and feel the energy!

10. Choose a spot, whether in the Masjid or in your home, where you can have peace and solitude. Keep your mushaf, praying mat, and water at hand so that you are not distracted by constantly getting up for this or that.

11. IMP: This is not the night to tweet pics or update FB statuses about how amazing the night is and how you are feeling & worshipping Allah! Let that be a secret between you & your Rabb! So switch off those phones, wifi, laptops and computers. Disconnect with the world, and connect with al-‘Afuww!

12. If you find yourself feeling sleepy, vary your acts of worship. Alternate between qiyaam, heartfelt dua’a, reading the Qur’an. Do not spend the night listening to lectures or recitations. Or do it only for a short while when you feel the sleep coming on!

13. Patience is the Key: The last 10 days might be tiring. You might still have work or school. This is the time to bear all that hardship, and keep firm sabr. Think how Allah has blessed you with this tremendous opportunity that might NEVER come again in your life again. If you knew for sure that this was your last Ramadan , if you knew certainly that Jannah was up for grabs, wouldn’t you sprint for it no matter what it takes?

14. This is most important: Keep husn adh-dhann bi Allah (good expectations from Allah). When you ask, remember you are asking the Most Generous King. If you hope for the best, He will give you the best. Don’t hold back. Trust in Him, pour out your heart in front of Him, and let no doubt, no barrier, no evil thoughts keep you away from ar-
Rahman, ar-Raheem!

Allahumma balighna laylatal qadr.

Shaykh Tawfique Choudhury (via muslimahrella)

thx very much, very helpful… <3

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