Wednesday, 30 September 2015

SONNET: For Allah's Sake She Stays Loyal To Her Spouse

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


Note her loyalty - so grand and regal,
So true, yet to some - unbelievable -
Despite her spouse's flaws that make her dismal,
She's still his first wife - faithfully loyal.

Her dreams are where she more often meets him,
His absence never stops her from loving,
Of his tears and woes she's understanding,
And of his faults, she's always forgiving.

Though he seldom speaks, his wife understands -
Her gaze is for him, not at any man.
His misdeeds, she knows, may be acts enforced,
Thus, she stays with him and trusts Allah's Plan.

"Divorce": a fantasy of the jealous -
On Judgment Day, all truths will come obvious.

"What goes around comes around"
Include all Muslims in your good du'as :)

Mariam <3 Dr Nomayri AbdulWahab

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

POEM: Du'a/Supplication On Yawm 'Arafa

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

It's been two weeks since our dear Abu's passing,
Not even a year since dear Ome's death too -
I type these words while on this day we're fasting,
On Yawm 'Arafa - when all du'as come true:

May Allah have Mercy on both my parents,
Who took care of me and tried their very best -
Writers of Islamic books and lecturers,
Who shared Islam with others - faith of the blessed.

May Allah the Most Forgiving forgive me,
Forgive all my sins which I have committed,
May Allah pardon all my mistakes and flaws,
And good acts I may have procrastinated.

May Allah the Most Wise, like He has shown me
That Only He Allah is to be trusted,
Teach me His Wisdom behind all things even
Through some dreams, or people's lessons undoubted.

May Allah the Most Loving accept all my
Good deeds and make my tears also intercede
On Judgment Day - and May I meet Allah while
Doing what He loves and He is with me pleased.

May Allah the Most Just and the All-Knowing
Answer our du'as against those who oppressed,
Who stole from us, lied to us or laughed at us -
We have nothing to do with their lies and mess.

May Allah the Most Merciful reunite
Me with my beloved parents in Heaven -
Along with all our Muslim loved ones and friends,
May Allah make Firdaus where we meet again.

May Allah make our being Muslim the main
Reason for our being welcome in Jannah,
Even if we may lag in doing Da'wah
As long as we stick to the Prophet's Sunnah.

AstaghfurAllah Al-'Atheem everyday,
AstaghfurAllah Al-'Atheem for all sins,
AstaghfurAllah Al-'Atheem day and night,
Always think of Allah until you meet Him.

SubhanAllah as I remember the smiles
Of my dear mother and father when they died,
Knowing that they're with Allah, I smile likewise,
And pray that we'll meet again in Paradise.

Now I worry of my husband dear Noma,
The only man whom I can take as my spouse -
With some of what he does, how will his state be?
What words will be about him spreading around?

I love him for Allah's sake. Allah knows best.
On Yawm 'Arafa I pray for my spouse too,
For all Muslims whom I love just for Allah,
May our du'as by Allah's Mercy come true.

On Judgment Day all secrets will be revealed,
As for those few du'as that were unanswered
On that Day they may become your friends or shield.
Thus, say your du'as, for God's Rewards are real.

May Allah the Most Merciful forgive all our mistakes, accept all our good deeds, answer all our du'as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in Jannatul Firdaus near Him Allah and His noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

Mariam Mababaya

Include all Muslims in your good du'as :)

Virtues Of The Day Of 'Arafa:

Friday, 11 September 2015

POEM: InshaAllah We Look Forward To Meeting Our Parents In Heaven

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

To Allah we belong and to Him we return.

Full orphans in our twenties by Allah’s Will -
Our dear Mom passed away on Yawm ‘Ashooraa,
After just a few months dear Dad followed her,
He died too as a Shahid in Dhul-Qi’daa.

Both were very studious as children and teens,
In their adult years they did their best as well.
As parents they did a remarkable job,
Were pretty strict but had fun stories to tell -

I thank our mother for the great meals she cooked,
I too thank our dad for the food he would buy,
I thank our mom for preparing us for school,
Our dad for the money he gave and car drives.

There are many things we’re grateful to them for -
Listing them would take a large amount of time.
Alhamdulillah, though they left earth too soon,
We have learned a lot from them before they died.

First, to share are some good deeds they used to do -
Not to brag – just to follow their noble ways:
Regularly they sought Islamic knowledge,
Researched about Islam almost every day,

Each week, or when they had a chance, they’d attend
Islamic gatherings/classes in Saudi -
They’d learn about Islam, Arabic, Qur’an -
Did Da’wah to various nationalities.

Traveling worldwide was Dad’s job benefit,
Our travels were but means to thank Allah more.
To prove that they were thankful, they taught Islam,
Gave charity, and treated well all neighbors.

They brought us up well to be better Muslims,
Who at an early age learned to pray on time,
To not make fun of others, and never steal,
To behave, and about Islam teach and write.

We could have lived a very material life -
With our Dad working at a big company,
With opportunities to travel worldwide,
Go out shopping and dining each day and night -

But due to their love of Allah and mercy,
To move to the Philippines our parents chose,
To make use of the money which Allah gave
In sharing Islam and teaching what they know.

So they built a Masjid and Islamic school,
As a charity and Waqf for Allah’s sake -
Reliable Muslims may share the reward
Through volunteering or their will to donate.

It’s Amaana / a trust, purely for Allah,
A place where you can learn about true Islam -
We’ve no intentions to cause harm nor show off,
With mercy, we’re here to help you understand

That Islam means peaceful submission to God,
Allah the Great, the One Creator of all.
To be true Muslims is to worship Allah,
To have good manners and answer Allah’s Call.

Quick lessons from our beloved parents’ lives:
With Allah’s Will hard work can lead to success.
Also too much of something is never good,
Never be extreme, once in a while take rests.

Pray Tahajjud, as our Mom and Dad did too,
Recite Surah Al-Kahaf every Friday,
Say your good du’as – though not all are answered,
One small good deed can save you on Judgment Day.

Some advice from our parents which I recall:
Have Faith and good manners wherever you are,
Be humble, be modest, don’t brag nor envy,
Learn to listen, care for loved ones near and far,

Share what you can share, and stick to each other,
Stick to the Qur’an and the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Wherever we are, Allah is always there,
Various routes but one destination: Jannah.

It’s Friday now, so Muslims say your du’as,
Pray for our parents too, please forgive their faults,
Forgive each other, and our debts if we have,
May Allah the Most Kind forgive all our wrongs.

Since our parents are no longer on FB,
I’ve decided to stop checking this website
To inshaAllah fulfill our parents’ wish,
To memorize Qur’an or give it a try.

If a Muslim in her eighties could do it,
If so many managed to learn Allah’s Word,
InshaAllah if eager you can do it,
To learn the Qur’an you’re not too young nor old.

May Allah make our tears and good deeds speak for
Us on Judgment Day by His utmost Mercy,
May He reunite us in Firdaus/Heaven
And May we meet Him while He is with us pleased.

Mariam M.

Include all Muslims worldwide in your good du'as :)
May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, May Allah the Most Forgiving forgive all our sins, and May Allah the Almighty join us with His righteous friends in Firdaus/Heaven near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.
Wisdom Islamic School | Qur'an, Islamic, Arabic | K-12 English Medium |
Accredited by DepED | | Philippines

POEM: Old Poem - Why My Spouse And I Don't Use FaceBook

In the Name of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

When asked why I no longer have an account
On facebook dot com, this is what I would say:
No strange facebook addiction would mean no stress
Checking on negative posts each night and day,

No looking at photos which I should not view,
Pics of meetups where I was uninvited,
Of people showcasing what they want to show,
Who with themselves are so infatuated.

No passing by someone you dislike online,
No comments that may offend or cause debate,
No comparing oneself with someone's fake state,
No fishing for 'likes', no excuse to pray late.

Now the main reason why I'm not on facebook
And God knows best - is to prove my loyalty -
Loyalty to my one and only husband,
Who has not one facebook account, just like me -

As his true wife Alhamdulillah, I would
Never form relations with a non-Mahram -
I've no connections with other men but he -
In real life and in dreams: my one and only husband.

(MashaAllah) Wasalaam~
Mariam & Nomayri

Thursday, 10 September 2015

SONNET: Forgive For Allah's Sake

In the Name of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

Wouldn't you like that Allah forgives you and Allah is
the Most Forgiving the Most Merciful.

To all those who read this, Muslims, forgive,
And to those who don’t read this, forgive too,
If I ever made your lives hard to live,
Forgive me for the wrongs I did to you.

So I am sorry if from you I took

Anything which I thought belonged to me,
Like a piece of clothing, a pen or book,
Forgive my flaws and my being clumsy,

And to those whom I owe any money…

If I could not pay you back, forgive still,
For the mistakes I’ve done, I am sorry,
With blessings may your days always be filled.

May Allah forgive me and those I’ve wronged,

And make Heaven the place where we’ll belong.

Mariam M.

It was narrated that Allah's noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said,
“Whoever has wronged his brother (or sister in Islam) with regard to his honour or something (example: by telling lies, ridiculing or stealing from him knowingly or unintentionally), let him ask him for forgiveness before the time (Judgment Day) when there will be neither dinar nor dirham (to pay for one's wrongs), and if he has any good deeds it will be taken from him in proportion to the wrong he did, and if he does not have any good deeds, some of the other person's evil deeds will be taken and given to his account.”
 [Sahih Bukhari]
Include all Muslims worldwide in your good du'as :)
May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, May Allah the Most Forgiving forgive all our sins, and May Allah the Almighty join us with His righteous friends in Firdaus/Heaven near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.
Wisdom Islamic School | Qur'an, Islamic, Arabic | K-12 English Medium |
Accredited by the Department of Education | | Philippines

POEM: My Travel Is Only To Allah

In the Name of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

An old poem I found
from my beloved father's laptop (May Allah the Almighty have mercy on both my loving parents and may Allah the Most Merciful reunite me and my loved ones with them in Firdaus/Heaven near Allah and His noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam by Allah's Mercy. Ameen.)
I believe this poem was written on Friday February 28, 2014
Today I talked to Allah this Friday morn,
Today I spoke to God, said my good du’as,
By God’s Will and Mercy, this is His response,
After reading the great Surat Al-Kahaf.

I write these lines –about one eighty of them,
Each line containing eleven syllables,
About the sweet memories that I still have
Of countries I’ve been to and places travelled.

First, I was born in Saudi, MashaAllah -
Saudi Arabia –the best country on earth.
I’ve performed Hajj many times, MashaAllah -
I’ve tons of memories here of joy and mirth.

In Riyadh, I have studied at many schools,
Have gone through many kinds of experiences,
Have met nice people from different countries,
Got along well despite our differences,

Joined in some public radio and T.V. shows,
Was in school clubs where I’d learn to speak on stage,
At school I was known for my creative skills
And for being among those who got high grades.

More sweet memories Allah wants me to write:
The funny looks I exchanged with my classmates
Of various colors, from colorful countries -
And with them the many games I used to play.

My Saudi friends complimenting my writing,
My British pal naming me ‘Bubblegum Girl’,
My teachers commending me on my artwork,
And soccer buddies scared when I’d have the ball -

The beautiful views of the Ka’bah far-off,
The wondrous moments of performing ‘Umrah,
The many lessons learned when performing Hajj -
Are among sweet memories MashaAllah!

Now quick mentions of more countries I’ve been to:
I remember Dad driving us, with his car,
On a group journey, with many ‘Pinoy friends’,
To Kuwait/Bahrain, exploring some tower.

 I recall the times we’d wait at some airports,
In countries like Bangladesh, Greece and Oman,
And in the country where many look alike,
Where my Dad can blend in well –in cool Japan.

I remember the clowns who gave us balloons,
At some aquatic park, Sea World, in Hong Kong,
 In the aquarium various creatures we’ve seen,
The tricks the whales and dolphins did without wrongs. 

In Langkawi too I recall the visit
We paid to a park called ‘Underwater World’,
More sea creatures we’ve seen there, facts about them,
And cool aquatic stuff that were being sold.

In the capital city of Malaysia,
I recall the times we’ve been to the towers,
The visits to various parks, like Genting Park,
And the funny monkeys chasing my brothers.

And that time I took classes at a uni.
Where my Mother was invited to lecture,
How I got to know many Asian Muslims,
Meeting one of them in Makkah thereafter.

More memories on our trips to Malaysia:
Visiting one of the sultans’ huge palace,
The zoo, the bird park, and butterfly gardens,
And the pools where my loved ones loved to relax.

Now moving on to Singapore, I recall:
The visits to the zoo and night safari,
Various shopping malls, restaurants and hotels,
And Sentosa Island –with my family.

In Indonesia I recall our visit
To a Muslim School –I think we’ve been there twice,
I recall my brothers playing soccer there -
And how sitting with the V.I.P.’s was… nice.

At the masjid there, I recall admiring
How the students would get up early to pray
And then memorize Surahs from the Qur’an -
And how this school was unique in many ways.

Anyway, now moving on to Thailand, I
Recall visiting some kind of museum,
I recall how Thai Airways was so comfy,
How I liked their outfits and decorations.

More countries I’ve been to include Qatar… but
We’ve only stayed at the airport, honestly,
So another country I can mention is
One that is also near Saudi: U.A.E.

There we’ve been to Dubai and Abu Dhabi,
We went to a park, many photos we took,
Many malls we’ve been to, restaurants as well,
And at many interesting things we’ve looked.

I recall my parents meeting two friends there,
Who helped us go sight-seeing in the city,
We ate at a cool Japanese restaurant,
And then at a Mid-Eastern one, I believe.

Another place where my parents met two friends
Is in the busy, cool city of London.
With them we had a walk at a well-known park,
And dined with them at an Indian restaurant,

Where ‘tis funny how I still recall a teen’s
Grimace after eating a dish so spicy -
The walks we had around the wax museum,
And how I thought the cab ride was so nifty.

After that, we had some snacks –twin ice-cream cones,
With Time Out or Flakes chocolate at the top -
I recall more museums we’ve been to, there,
And waiting at the double-decker bus stops.

A bit near England is France –we’ve been there too,
There, in Paris, we have been to Disneyland -
We’ve also been to the one in the U.S.
Where English lang. we were glad to understand.

In the U.S. we’ve visited many parks,
Among them Knott's Berry Farm, Walt Disney World,
J.K. Space Center, Universal Studios,
And other places forgotten to be told.

I do recall that time in Mississippi,
Where we rode a boat, went to an aquarium,
And that time we went to strange Mardi Gras World -
Where we saw many masks and parade customs.

Another place where we toured more museums
And towers is Egypt, where we saw ‘Fir’awn’ -
We’ve seen the pyramids and the so-called ‘Sphinx’,
Have seen many views in that Egyptian town -

I recall going up the Cairo Tower,
And the many times my bros would buy a ball -
Many balls they’d purchase and many they’d lose -
Many sweet memories I can still recall…

Like that ‘almost-one-month-vacation’ abroad
In a milk-producing country called Denmark,
We’ve stayed at the house of my Dad’s friend –‘tis strange
How I still recall his name: ‘Eric Emborg’.

I recall the times we rode on those buses
To malls and stores we would go for grocery -
Exchanging smiles with an Arab family
And the fun times we’ve had at Park Tivoli.

Many memories I have of our travels,
And fortunately, they’re too many to list -
I can gladly say that one’s joys in life could
Be among the many kinds of Allah’s tests.

So my answers to God’s tests are in these lines:
Alhamdulillah, Praise is for God alone,
I thank Allah for the good He’s given me,
I pray God makes Heaven my Eternal Home,

Near Him Allah and His Beloved Prophets,
I pray that by Allah’s Mercy I’m near Him -
For the tears I’ve shed for Allah’s sake, for my
Du’as –begging God to forgive all my sins.

My next answer is some advice to Muslims,
Dear Muslims who bow down to Allah only,
‘Tis foolish to look at the lives of others
Who foolishly care about sin and money.

When it comes to worldly things, see those below…
Look at those who can’t afford the things you have.
Look at those who can’t do the good things you do -
Pray for those who know not what ‘tis like to laugh.

When it comes to faith, look at those near Allah,
Strive to reach their level or do much better,
They’ve memorized the Qur’an, prayed many times,
Their goal is to succeed in the Hereafter.

When non-Muslim ‘friends’ come to you to show off
Their temporal pleasures and sad so-called ‘joys’,
Pity their low self-esteem, high ignorance,
If they don’t turn to God, in Hell they’ll enjoy…

They will enjoy regretting how they were lost
In their misguidance and in their daily sins,
They’ll enjoy attaining the sins of Muslims
While the Muslims enjoy God’s gifts in Heaven.

And my next answer to Allah’s tests is this:
Do not think that traveling in life is grand,
Don’t think that if Allah gave others a chance
To travel, Allah’s Love you misunderstand.

Allah gave things to some people as a test,
And prevented things from some –as a test too.
Good times and bad times are among Allah’s tests,
To see if your Faith/Iman is indeed True,

So that those who mistreat you collect your sins,
And if they’re Muslims, you collect their good deeds -
This is why all acts of oppression must be
Shunned, while in God Allah, we Muslims believe.

And did you know, dear Muslims, that all of us
Are travelers in this grand journey called ‘Life’?
To reach the wanted destination, Heaven,
Pack the right things, shun bad deeds that bring forth strife.

So Allahu Akbar wherever we are,
Our goal is to travel to Heaven only,
To be near God Allah, be amongst His friends,
Heaven by God’s Mercy is our destiny.

Mariam M.

Include all Muslims worldwide in your good du'as :)
May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, May Allah the Most Forgiving forgive all our sins, and May Allah the Almighty join us with His righteous friends in Firdaus/Heaven near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.
Wisdom Islamic School | Qur'an, Islamic, Arabic | K-12 English Medium |
Accredited by the Department of Education | | Philippines