Posted by: alqamardesigns | December 21, 2010

Stay Positive

Be patient (in adversity); for, verily, Allah will not let the reward of the righteous be wasted.
——— The Holy Quran, Chapter 11, Verse 115.

“Be content with what Allah has given you, and you will be among the richest of people.”

Service to others is the rent you pay here for your room on earth.”
——— Muhammad Ali.

“Among the most grateful of people to Allah are those who are most grateful to other people.”

The most valuable things in life are a tongue which mentions Allah, a grateful heart and a believing wife who helps a man with his faith.
——— Prophet Muhammad (s) as reported in Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 721.

“Forgive the one who does you wrong.”

Forsake wordly pleasures, Allah will like you, and forsake what others have, mankind will like you.
——— Prophet Muhammad (s) as reported by Ibn Majah.

“Tie up (your camel) [i.e., take the necessary precautions], and put your trust in Allah.”

Posted by: alqamardesigns | November 14, 2010

The shadow you will never catch

“The reality of this world, and true happiness in this world is with Allah subhana wa tala alone.

Every equation that has Allah subhana wa tala in that equation, that person will be a content and happy individual.” – Navaid Aziz

Posted by: alqamardesigns | November 13, 2010

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8th of Dhul Hijjah (Sunday 14th Nov) –

The first day of Hajj – where all the hujjaj will make their way to Mina before Dhuhr.

9th of Dhul Hijjah (Monday 15th Nov) –

The Great day of Arafat – where all will stand on the plains of Arafat, beseeching their Lord and pouring their hearts out… asking for His Forgiveness and Mercy.  Then off to Muzdelifah after sunset.

10th of Dhul Hijjah (Tuesday 16th Nov) –

The busiest day of Hajj for the pilgrims, where as for us we will be celebrating the day of Eid – the pilgrims will before dawn head back to Mina, stone the big jamarat, head to Makkah to perform Tawaf Ifadah and the Sai of Hajj! Wow, what a day!

11th – 13th of Dhul Hijjah (3 days of Tashreeq) –

After which the pilgrims will return back to Mina and stay there overnight for the next few days; to stone the three Jamaraat.

May Allah accept the Hajj of all those who have set off for this noble journey,and from all those who have been and will go until the end of times.Ameen!
Posted by: alqamardesigns | November 11, 2010

In Tests & Trials – There Are Lessons…

Testing, Affliction and Calamities
by Shaykh Dr. Saalih As-Saalih رحمه الله
Delivered on May 20th, 2006


Tests and trials contain many lessons.

1. The first lesson – From the benefit of tests and trials is the influence it has on one’s tawheed (worship of Allaah), eemaan (faith) and tawakkul – reliance upon Allaah.

It makes you examine the reality that man is a weak creation without any power or strength, except in your Lord. Therefore you resort to Him and depend on Him. Thereupon arrogance, false pride and negligence will be removed and you will come to know that you are really poor and in need of your Creator, the Almighty, the Most Perfect, and so you resort to Him.

2. The second lesson – Tests unravel the reality of this life. It is clarified to be a temporal stay for enjoyment, and the perfect life is the one which follows, wherein there is no toil, worry, fatigue or disease.

Allaah سبحانه وتعالى stated this in Surah al-Ankaboot, verse 64:
وَإِنَّ الدَّارَ الْآخِرَةَ لَهِيَ الْحَيَوَانُ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُون
{And this life of the world is only amusement and play! Verily, the home of the Hereafter – that is the life indeed (i.e. the eternal life that will never end), if they but knew.} [al-Ankaboot 29:64]

Even with this amusement and play there is also toil and fatigue. This is the reality of this life – one day life is smiling at you, and the other day it is turning its back on you. This is the nature of life, but man forgets that. The trials and tests come and they serve to remind man of the nature of this life and that he should not become attached to it.

3. The third lesson – The tests and trials remind the person of the favours bestowed upon him by Allaah.

It is also a reminder that this life is transitional.

4. The fourth lesson – We are reminded to avoid being in a state of joy such that we feel arrogance and likewise to avoid a state of sadness and grief such that one feels despair.

Allaah سبحانه وتعالى sates this in Surah al-Hadeed, verses 22-23:
مَا أَصَابَ مِن مُّصِيبَةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي أَنفُسِكُمْ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مِّن قَبْلِ أَن نَّبْرَأَهَا إِنَّ ذَلِكَ عَلَى اللَّهِ يَسِيرٌ {22} لِكَيْلَا تَأْسَوْا عَلَى مَا فَاتَكُمْ وَلَا تَفْرَحُوا بِمَا آتَاكُمْ وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ مُخْتَالٍ فَخُورٍ
{No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but it is inscribed in the Book of Decrees (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfooz) before We bring it into existence. Verily, that is easy for Allaah. In order that you may not grieve at the things over that you fail to get, nor rejoice over that which has been given to you. And Allaah likes not every prideful boaster.} [al-Hadeed 57:22-23]

5. The fifth lesson – Trials and tests remind the person of his shortcomings and diseases (of the heart and actions) so that he can take preventive measures against them.

Allaah سبحانه وتعالى says in Surah an-Nisaa’ verse79:
مَّا أَصَابَكَ مِنْ حَسَنَةٍ فَمِنَ اللّهِ وَمَا أَصَابَكَ مِن سَيِّئَةٍ فَمِن نَّفْسِكَ وَأَرْسَلْنَاكَ لِلنَّاسِ رَسُولاً وَكَفَى بِاللّهِ شَهِيدًا
{Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allaah, but whatever of evil befalls you, is from yourself. And We have sent you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) as a Messenger to mankind, and Allaah is Sufficient as a Witness.} [an-Nisaa’ 4:79]

And Allaah سبحانه وتعالى says in Surah as-Shooraa, verse 30:
وَمَا أَصَابَكُم مِّن مُّصِيبَةٍ فَبِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِيكُمْ وَيَعْفُو عَن كَثِيرٍ
{And whatever of misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your hands have earned. And He pardons much.} [ash-Shooraa 42:30]

There is a chance for repentance before the greater torment occurs.

Allaah سبحانه وتعالى says in Surah as-Sajdah, verse 21:
وَلَنُذِيقَنَّهُمْ مِنَ الْعَذَابِ الْأَدْنَى دُونَ الْعَذَابِ الْأَكْبَرِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ
{And verily, We will make them taste of the near torment (i.e. the torment in the life of this world, i.e. disasters, calamities) prior to the supreme torment (in the Hereafter), in order that they may (repent and) return (i.e. accept Islaam).} [as-Sajdah 32:21]

This lesser torment is in this life which is full of calamities, disasters and hardships.

6. The sixth lesson – Tests and trials serve as great teaching processes through which one learns patience.

We cannot be firm upon truth and obedience except with patience; and we cannot stay away from falsehood and disobedience except with patience and perseverance. We cannot walk the paths of this life except with patience regarding the pre-ordinance of Allaah. The outcome is jannat al-qulb war-ridwaan – the endless bliss in Paradise and the Pleasure of Allaah سبحانه وتعالى.

Allaah سبحانه وتعالى says in Surah Fussilat, verse 35:
وَمَا يُلَقَّاهَا إِلَّا الَّذِينَ صَبَرُوا وَمَا يُلَقَّاهَا إِلَّا ذُو حَظٍ عَظِيمٍ
{But none is granted it except those who are patient – and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion (of happiness in the Hereafter, i.e., Paradise, and of a high moral character) in this world.} [Fussilat 41:35]


Posted by: alqamardesigns | November 8, 2010

Easy Great Deed #3 – Earn a thousand good deeds in Minutes

Asalaamualaykum all,

Inshaa Allah you’re having an outstanding day.

How blessed are we that we are once again witness to the best 10 days of the year – those being the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. I ask Allah to guide us to become better Muslims, and make us from those who strive hard for His Sake – Seeking His Pleasure, Forgiveness, Love and Mercy. Ameen

Easy Great Deed #3

Earn a thousand good deeds in Minutes!

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: “Is anyone of you incapable of earning one thousand Hasanah (rewards) a day?”

Someone from the gathering asked, “How can anyone of us earn a thousand Hasanah?”

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: “Glorify Allah a hundred times by just saying “Subhanallah” and a thousand good deeds will be written for you, or a thousand sins will be wiped away.”

[Sahih Al Muslim].

Take Action Today!

1. Stop and ponder over the statement “Subhaan Allah” –

  • That Glorified be Allah
  • Allah being above any fault or defect
  • Allah is free from imperfection
  • Veneration of His Majesty
  • How Allah is above every bad thing that is inappropriately attributed to Him. 
  • For more:

2. Ask yourself: Are you in need to invest in good deeds? Are you in need of your sins being wiped away?

3. If the answer is yes, then what are you waiting for – make time and remember your Lord in abundance, for the Day will surely come when we will want our Lord to remember us.

A thousand good deeds await you! May Allah accept from us.

Always remember:

The following 2 conditions, as they need to be met for any deed to be accepted by Allah:

  1. It must be done solely and sincerely for Allah SWT, seeking His Pleasure and Reward only.
  2. It must be done in a manner instructed to us by Allah and His Messenger (s) i.e. in accordance to the Quran and the authentic Sunnah, and not by any other way.

Have A Great Evening Guys!


Posted by: alqamardesigns | October 20, 2010

The Power of Prayer

Muslims praying in Egypt in Ramadan 2010 (1431AH)

One God, One Book, One Ummah

Asalaamualaykum all,

Inshaa Allah you are doing exceptionally well, and looking forward to the best 10 days of the year which are soon to approach us!

Easy Great Deed #2

4 Phrases that will be heavier on your scale (on the Day of Judgment) than an entire Morning spent in Dhikr!

Juwairiyah bint Al-Harith (the wife of the Prophet Muhammad (s), may Allah be pleased with her) reported:

The Prophet (s) came out from my apartment in the morning as I was busy in performing Salat-ul Fajr. He came back in the forenoon and found me sitting there.

The Prophet (s) asked, “Are you still in the same position as I left you.”

I replied yes.

Thereupon the Prophet (s) said, “I recited four words three times after I had left you. If these are to be weighed against all you have recited since morning, these will be heavier. These four words are:

Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi,

`adada khalqihi,

wa rida nafsihi,

wa zinatah `arshihi,

wa midada kalimatihi

[Allah is free from imperfection and I begin with His praise, as many times as the number of His creatures, in accordance with His Good Pleasure, equal to the weight of His Throne and equal to the ink that may be used in recording the words (for His Praise)].”

[Sahih Al Muslim].

Take Action Today!

1. After Salat-ul Fajr recite the above Dhikr three times.

2. Ask Allah to accept this from you and place it in your scale of good!

3. Keep it up every morning, as Allah loves those deeds that are done regularly 🙂

Always remember:

The following 2 conditions, as they need to be met for any deed to be accepted by Allah:

  1. It must be done solely and sincerely for Allah SWT, seeking His Pleasure and Reward only.
  2. It must be done in a manner instructed to us by Allah and His Messenger (s) i.e. in accordance to the Quran and the authentic Sunnah, and not by any other way.

Have A Great Day Guys!


Posted by: alqamardesigns | October 4, 2010

Easy Great Deed #1 – Remove an obstacle

Asalaamualaykum everyone,

Inshaa Allah you are doing exceptionally great, and keeping steadfast after Ramadan.

May Allah protect us from the evil whispers of the Shayateen (devils) who are constantly trying to divert us from the right path and from obeying Allah. Ameen.

I came across some really easy deeds from the sunnan of Rasool Allah (s) that we can do for the sake of Allah SWT ……that come with enormous rewards, not to be missed!

Insha Allah through implementing these “easy deeds” will serve as a great means to increase our knowledge and ultimately strive to do as many good deeds as we can do in the short lives we have to grow closer to our Lord, Allah Subhana.

So Here Goes……

Easy Great Deed #1

Remove An Obstacle

The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,

“Belief has over sixty branches. The best of them is the words “La ilaha illalllah” (There is none worthy of worship except Allah) and the least of them is to remove an obstacle from the road.” [Agreed upon]

The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,

Sadaqa (charity) is owed on every limb people have every day on which the sun rises, someone establishing justice between two people is sadaqa. To help a man with his animal and help him onto it is sadaqa, or to lift his goods onto it is sadaqa. A good word is sadaqa. Every step you take to the prayer is sadaqa. Removing an obstacle from the road is sadaqa.” [Agreed]

Take Action Today!

1. Identify the obstacle to be removed 🙂

2. Then Just Go Move It!

Always remember the following 2 conditions, as they need to be met for any deed to be accepted by Allah:

  1. It must be done solely and sincerely for Allah SWT, seeking His Pleasure and Reward only.
  2. It must be done in a manner instructed to us by Allah and His Messenger (s) i.e. in accordance to the Quran and the authentic Sunnah, and not by any other way.

Have A Great Day Folks!


Posted by: alqamardesigns | October 3, 2010

What are you thankful for today?

Shukr is not only just to thank and praise Allah for His blessings upon you, this is only the first step, but Shukr is to utilize that which Allah blessed you with to get closer to Him (i.e. use it for His sake).

Posted by: alqamardesigns | October 3, 2010

Learn from Salaf!

Imam Ibn al-Jawzi (rahimahullah) said:

“Whoever does not read the stories of the Salaf and the path that they tread, he can never tread that path. It is befitting for a person to know and understand that the nature of an individual (character) is a thief. If a person leaves his nature with the people of his time, his nature will steal from theirs and he will become similar to them. But if he reads into the lives of the Salaf his nature will join theirs and he will learn from their character….”

Source: Telblees Iblees

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