Saturday, 15 April 2017

POEM: Niqabis, wear niqab for Allah's sake.

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


Niqabis, wear the niqaab for Allah’s sake,
Or the full face-veil to differentiate
Yourself as a Muslimah from those astray,
Not to feel superior, you wish to obey....
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Stay modest as the *Prophet Muhammad’s wives,
Who were known to be clad in black when outside,
By their voices or style they were recognized,
Their gems and adornments, like true queens, they’d hide.
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With the niqaab, no man needs to know your age,
No need for heavy make-up each night and day,
Judged not by looks, but by what you do and say,
A reminder for some to lower the gaze.
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Fear Allah Almighty as much as you can,
When asked to unveil face for checkpoint reasons,
Find ways to comply without any problems.
Acts are rewarded based on their intentions.
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While obeying God some struggles you may meet,
Be steadfast, in Jannah is real bliss and peace.
May Allah forgive us, accept our good deeds,
And allow us to see Him smiling. Ameen.

*SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam~
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May Allah Almighty make us among His righteous friends whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

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Wasalaam~
Mariam M.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

POEM: What Some Friends Have Taught Me Regarding Friendship

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


Some lessons on friendship I've learned from old friends,
Friends of various types and personalities -
No lies as always, no guessing nor pretense,
Just taking some lessons from past memories.

From Saudi friends - at private and public schools,
I've learned that stereotyping is but a lie,
Friends can be found in both the cool and uncool,
Friendship develops when both parties are kind.

From friends who come from their country Pakistan,
I've learned how generosity forms liking,
To be close to someone help and understand,
Egoism may keep one from forgiving.

From Yemeni sisters whom I still recall,
I've learned that at times one must make the first move,
Accept the friendship of those who are sincere,
For strong bonds are seen between friends who are true.

From a special ex-friend who chose to stay far,
I've learned that when you love find a middle way,
Don't love or hate too much, some friends become foes,
And some strangers may transform to friends someday.

Now from some of the new friends recently made,
I've observed that Only Allah we can trust,
It's best to be with Him than befriend some fakes,
Who talk badly and clearly put on an act.

 While some may hate you out of mere jealousy,
There are those few who can be your best of friends,
Who insist on sharing, seeing you happy,
And who secretly pray for you now and then.

What makes some people click and get along quick,
From experience, is when both friends are alike,
In terms of shared likes, dislikes, similar goals,
Comfort with each other and distance from lies.

Regardless of how many friends you have made,
Friendship with Allah is what matters the most.
Some Muslims on earth may not be that famous,
Yet Allah and those in Heaven love them so.

May Allah Almighty make us among His righteous friends whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

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Wasalaam~
Mariam M. <3 Nomayri AbdulWahab

Friday, 10 March 2017

POEM: Similar Souls Likely Get Along

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
    With Allah’s Will similar souls get along.
    Good souls click with the right, bad ones with the wrong.
    Those who share your goals in your circle belong,
    With your own team, not with all, you can get on.

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    So when you wonder why with this you both clicked,
    Your love increases with that each time you meet,
    While with others your likes and dislikes won’t fit,
    It’s because souls seek those not too different.

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    Never met them but I liked some instantly,
    Seeing them share gifts of knowledge lovingly.
    As for those few I loathe, yet I’ve known for years,
    Bad vibes they give out I don’t want to go near.

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    More likely to be friends with those more like you,
    If you’re truthful you’ll attract souls who are true,
    Liars and fakes won’t agree with what you do,
    With the deceitful you’ll more often dispute.

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    Your friends may define you, choose them carefully.
    May Allah Almighty grant ability
    To pick wisely – quality then quantity,
    Good companions who want Jannah too. Ameen.
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    Imam Al-Bukhari (may Allah have mercy on him) reported in his Sahih that 'Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said: “I heard the Prophet Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam saying: ‘Souls are like conscripted soldiers; those whom they recognize, they get along with, and those whom they do not recognize, they will not get along with.’”
    (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Kitab Ahadith Al-Anbiyaa’).
    www.islamqa.info/en/3864

    May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, forgive all our wrongdoings, answer our du'as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in the uppermost level of Heaven Jannatul Firdaus next to Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allahumma Innaka 'Afuwwun Kareemun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annaa. Ameen.
    Wasalaam~
    Mariam​
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    Saturday, 4 March 2017

    POEM: Forgive And Unite As One Ummah

    In the Name of Allah
    The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
      Love for Allah’s sake Muslims and family,
      Include each other’s names in du’as daily.
      True love is found in advising sincerely,
      Guiding to what’s right which brings serenity.
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      Don’t let vile pride stop you from understanding,
      Nor let arrogance keep you from forgiving.
      Prone to err and forget, as human beings,
      All have flaws and reasons for every doing.
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      Though improbable to get along with all,
      To stay polite with morals it’s possible.
      Put yourself in their shoes, understand their call,
      Recall no one’s perfect and impeccable.
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      Tips to not hate those whom you must love: Listen.
      Pay attention to their side. Learn expressions.
      List good times you had and when you needed them.
      Forgive like you would long to be forgiven.
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      Forgive for Allah’s sake the Most Merciful.
      Move on to meet relief and sleep whilst peaceful.
      Did you know, satan cheers when Muslims quarrel.
      Unite as one Ummah to win life’s battles.
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      Allah the Almighty said, “So know (O Muhammad – peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) that La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), and ask forgiveness for your sin, and also for (the sin of) believing men and believing women.” [The Noble Qur'an 47:19] 
      www.islamqa.info/en/140798

      May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, forgive all our wrongdoings, answer our du'as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in the uppermost level of Heaven Jannatul Firdaus next to Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allahumma Innaka 'Afuwwun Kareemun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annaa. Ameen.
      Wasalaam~
      Mariam​
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      Thursday, 2 March 2017

      POEM: O' Allah Forgive My Dear Parents. Ameen.

      In the Name of Allah
      The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

        O’ Allah, the Most Merciful, Most Loving,
        Some good deeds my parents did back when living,
        As a witness that my parents did their best,
        Praying Jannatul Ferdaus is where they rest:

        Dear Allah, I remember those nights back then
        Seeing my parents pray Tahajjud often,
        My Dad as my Mom’s Imam, I’d find them both
        Praying together for success in both worlds.

        My Mom, a great mom, did whatever she could
        To fulfill our needs, she cleaned, sew clothes and cooked,
        Woke us early for Fajr Salah on time,
        Was always there to love, feed, hug and advise.

        Before going to school I’d kiss her goodbye,
        Writing her Islamic books as I’d arrive.
        Always busy researching about Islam,
        She taught me lessons I had to understand.

        My Dad, a wonderful dad, tried his best too
        In caring for us, buying supplies for school.
        Often he’d come home from work with lots of sweets,
        Ensure we had blankets before he would sleep.

        Many times he’d assist with school assignments.
        Though closer to Mom, my Dad was still my friend.
        I recall that time he sat right next to me
        To prevent boys mixing, to teach modesty.

         MashaAllah both were active in Da’wah,
        Sharing Islamic talks and giving Zakah.
        Saw how they’d donate boxes of food and clothes
        To needy loved ones and refugees unknown.

        Always concerned for oppressed Muslims worldwide,
        In Iraq, Kashmir, Chechnya, Palestine,
        And all countries, they did whatever they could
        Through du’as and teaching Islam as all should.

        My parents too loved feeding stray cats and birds,
        Strived to teach us good manners and keep us learned.
        From Mom’s advice is not to be material,
        To have good manners. From Dad: to stay faithful.

        Before Mom died, I helped her pray her prayers,
        Lifting her arms, saying ‘Allahu Akbar’.
        On seeing Dad passed in ICU, told him
        ‘You’re a martyr, we’ll meet in Jannah again.’

        No nights and days pass without sorrow greeting,
        May my tears expiate all my sins. Ameen.
        May Allah Almighty always grant Mercy
        And unite me with my parents in Jannah. Ameen.
        Allah the Almighty said, “And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents.” [The Noble Qur'an 46:15] 
        www.Islamqa.info/en/13783

        May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, forgive all our wrongdoings, answer our du'as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in the uppermost level of Heaven Jannatul Firdaus next to Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allahumma Innaka 'Afuwwun Kareemun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annaa. Ameen.
        Wasalaam~
        Mariam​
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        Wednesday, 8 February 2017

        POEM: First Wife - His Fighter In Love

        In the Name of Allah
        The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
          She loves God Allah first and foremost before her man,
          She loves her husband in ways Only God understands.
          She knows that to be his first wife is from Allah’s Plan,
          She’s his treasure, so she loves him as much as she can....
          💛
          He’s plain? In Jannah she knows he’ll be more good-looking.
          Not pious? She’s more than glad to teach him religion.
          They don’t talk always? In Jannah is their real meeting.
          Wed to two to four wives? It’s alright, she still loves him.
          💚
          She deserves better? She knows, yet she accepts God’s Will.
          He doesn’t see her enough? Jannah is Eternal.
          She loves him like she’s his gift from the Most Merciful,
          For God’s sake she loves, since the first time her love stays real.
          💛
          Aware of evil forces that try to split them up,
          Unwilling to comply with their desires, she still loves,
          She loves her husband stubbornly, though it may be tough,
          She won’t leave him to please their foes, thus she won’t give up.
          💚
          She’s a fighter in love, for Allah she loves truly.
          She loves her spouse till he departs this world peacefully,
          And if there’s a next one she’ll love him similarly -
          For now he’s her only man she loves so faithfully.
          💛
          When she loves, she loves for God, not just anybody.
          Her love life is a complex yet loving mystery,
          A puzzle to solve through sacrifice and poetry,
          A journey of lessons learned by those who love bravely.
          💚
          May our marriage be blessed by Allah the Almighty,
          May Allah Most Kind love us for our faith and good deeds,
          And for our striving May Allah fulfill our best dreams,
          May Allah prove all someday that it’s worth it. Ameen.
          💛
          Allah's beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam said: “If a woman offers her five daily prayers, fasts her month (Ramadan), guards her modesty and obeys her husband, it will be said to her: Enter Paradise by whichever of its gates you wish.”
          [Sahih Hadith]
          www.islamqa.info/en/171295
          May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, forgive all our wrongdoings, answer our du'as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in the uppermost level of Heaven Jannatul Firdaus next to Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allahumma Innaka 'Afuwwun Kareemun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annaa. Ameen.
          Wasalaam~
          Mariam​
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          Tuesday, 7 February 2017

          POEM: Sharing Niqab Experience

          In the Name of Allah
          The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

            Alhamdulillah first time wearing niqab went well,
            It began as a dress code at a Saudi gov. school,
            Only when going outside to wear the complete veil.
            No problem with niqab back then save for some travels.

            I used to think niqab should be worn just in Saudi,
            My faith back then was not strong till Islam I studied.
            Back then I was conscious of wearing niqab fully,
            Was okay wearing it around many niqabis,

            But after research and advice from my dear parents,
            I’ve learned niqab is Wajib or at least encouraged.
            To remove niqab as Hajj pilgrims is evidence
            That niqab is Wajib, rewarding and important.

            Niqab is useful in a sense it prevents wrong gaze,
            It’s meant to promote modesty and strengthen one’s faith,
            To join those who strive to obey God’s Laws night and day,
            Distinguishing devout women from those led astray.

            Alhamdulillah I’m now a full-time niqaabi,
            Don’t mind if I’m the only one amongst hijabis.
            Not a big deal too if onlookers would stare at me.
            Another way of doing Da’wah indirectly.

            Negative reactions with niqab? Yes, a few times.
            ‘Aswang!’ or ‘Monster!’ I’ve been called once by a scared child,
            A few laughter here or there in public, day or night,
            Curious stares from those who see niqab for the first time.

            Even from some Muslim kids I’ve been asked ‘Why wear that?’
            My response: ‘I’m Muslim, faith stronger with the niqab.’
            I’ve been called ‘Ninja!’ by ignorant adults and brats,
            Their lack of travel and world knowledge I understand.

            Love niqab for Allah’s sake, dear niqabi sisters.
            All your sins are taken by each one of your mockers.
            Those who ridicule, think, they’ve never been travelers,
            They’re insecure, so through you they try to find laughter.

            Take pride in being of the ‘ghurabaa’ / strangers few,
            Humble to God, nice with likes, watchful of what you do,
            Adorned with manners and inner beauty that shines through,
            Praying you enter Jannah and Allah welcomes you.

            May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, forgive all our wrongdoings, answer our du'as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in the uppermost level of Heaven Jannatul Firdaus next to Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allahumma Innaka 'Afuwwun Kareemun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annaa. Ameen.
            Wasalaam~
            Mariam​
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