Thursday, 21 January 2016

SONNET: When Some Have Found Allah's Way Don't Judge Their Past Mistakes

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

When some Muslims have returned to Allah,
Found His Light and love His Prophet's Sunnah,
And repented sincerely from a sin,
To forgive their past mistakes be willing.

The past does not truly define someone,
What can are lessons learned and good deeds done.
Anyone can err. No one is perfect,
Except for Allah Who knows who's guided.

Don't judge me for sins I no longer do,
Nor think wrong ideas I hold onto.
Alhamdulillah for learning Islam
And for being able to understand.

If Allah Wills, the worst can turn into
His best allies - Muslims whose faith stay true.

Allah can guide even the most sinful unbeliever back to Islam and make him among His best defenders like He guided the companions of the noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam including Abu Bakr As-Siddiq, 'Umar ibn Al-Khattab, Khalid ibn Al-Walid, Abu Sufyan and Salman Al-Farisi. Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Wise and the Most Just guides whom He Wills to His Way.  

It was narrated that Allah's Noble Prophet Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Allah, the Almighty, said: ‘O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you and I would not mind." [Sahih Bukhari]

The beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam also taught us that "The one who has sincerely repented for Allah's sake and stopped commiting a sin is like the one who never committed that sin in the first place." [Sahih Ibn Majah]

Islamic online article on not asking too many questions about a Muslim's past mistakes:

Mariam M. <3 Nomayri AbdulWahab

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

SONNET: Marriage - A Special Way Of Love

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

I can love a Muslim for Allah's sake,
For their faith and good manners they portray.
It's one's right to choose whom it's right to hate,
When those you despise are liars and fakes.

As for my love for my spouse - it's special;
It's love that's true and unconditional,
Just for Allah's sake, the Most Merciful,
To stay loving, wise, humble and loyal.

I've loved him since the time we were engaged,
All good things he's done I appreciate,
Still love him despite his human mistakes,
Because I'm his wife whose loyalty stays.

With my spouse - we spoke, shared, learned, loved and laughed.
It's special with him - he's my other half.

MashaAllah and Alhamdulillah always :)

Mariam M. <3 Nomayri AbdulWahab

Allah Almighty knows best.
Most of the poems about my marriage are directed at those jealous unbelievers who doubt my love for the only man whom I can take as my only husband. May Allah the Most Merciful forgive all our sins, accept all our good deeds and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in Jannatul Firdaus with His Mercy near Him and His noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

Islamic online article shared by a first wife
about the wisdom of men being allowed to have up to four wives in Islam:

Monday, 11 January 2016

POEM: Thank You Note To Those We've Met By Allah's Will

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

A note in the form of a few rhyming lines,
To express my thanks to those whom I have met,
As a sign of my gratitude to Allah
For lessons He taught me I should not forget:

To my beloved parents, first and foremost:
Though they won't read this, as Allah brought them back,
May Allah have Mercy on them, reunite
Us in Heaven, and make our good dreams true facts.

To my dear brothers and immediate loved ones:
Forgive, and thank you for all favors you've done.
Though at times we were quiet, I stayed thankful
For advice you gave, good memories and fun.

To my only husband, though he won't know this:
Many poems of love I wrote about you,
Including you in my du'as, as well as
My loyalty, are some proofs my love is true.

To my family, relatives - far or near:
Thank you for gifts you gave and kindness you showed.
If I still owe anything, please forgive me,
Forgive, for not everyone's feelings I know.

To teachers, even those from kindergarten:
May Allah reward you for good things you taught,
For your words that helped motivate and inspire,
Awesome memories and gifts some teachers brought.

To friends, classmates and schoolmates of various kinds:
Thank you for every moment in which we learned -
Learned a lot from each other and others too,
And how most deeds to their doers do return.

Thanks to those who understand that I talk when
I have some truth to share or good things to teach,
And when I enjoin right, it's not out of pride,
It's to remind others of our true belief.

And when I stay silent or seem distant so,
It's because I'm being watchful of my speech.
The wise speak a few words, spend time with the wise,
And with those whose doors are closed don't bother speak.

'Love and hate for Allah' in that I believe,
While maintaining good Muslim manners always.
To be Muslim is to be fair, kind, and just,
And to do everything just for Allah's sake.

As for those who did us wrong in any way,
Those who treated me or loved ones unfairly:
They know who they are, May Allah deal with them,
And on Judgment Day give them their wrongs justly.

Only Allah is free of imperfections.
Only Allah is The True Judge in both worlds.
Before some criticize, because of envy,
They must look at themselves first, and list their flaws.

If ever I insulted you, I'm sorry.
If ever I seemed strict, I thought I was right.
If I thought I was right, when I was wrong, know
That I'm human too, making mistakes at times.

Thank you to the readers who read all these lines,
May Allah The Most Kind guide you to His Way.
May Allah The Most Merciful forgive us,
And join us with the winners on Judgment Day.

To some people, all actions need explaining.
To the faithful, your acts don't need any words.
In truth, all deeds are already recorded,
And of everyone's state Allah always knows.

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.

Include all Muslims in your good du'as :)

Mariam Mababaya <3 Nomayri AbdulWahab

POEM: What Makes A Blessed Marriage [Acrostic Poetry]

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

Marriage in Islam is when a wife and her husband:

Meet on the same road to help one another
Achieve similar goals, and love each other,
Recognize sweet features shared between the two,
Remember the good deeds they both used to do,
Inspire each other to be better Muslims,
Ambitious on the path that leads to Heaven,
Guiding one another to Allah's Straight Way,
Eager for Allah's love, blessed each night and day.
What makes a blessed marriage?

[Righteous Muslim wife + Muslim husband]
[Muslim wife + Righteous Muslim husband]
[Righteous Muslim wife + Righteous Muslim husband] = blessed marriage

Allah's Noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam taught us that a man can marry a woman for her beauty, wealth, lineage or family status while emphasizing that if one marries a righteous Muslim woman who truly loves Allah then that Muslim made a better choice, and is more fortunate than he who marries a woman primarily for her outer looks.
Tips for a blessed marriage:

Marry your spouse sincerely to please Allah.
Avoid Bid'ah. Stick to the Prophet's Sunnah [SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam].
Realize none is perfect. Forgive always.
Recall sweet memories. Love. Appreciate.
Inspire each other to do good. Guide and share.
Accept each other. For each other be there.
Give each other gifts, lessons, quality time -
Earnestly stay loyal. Make your love sublime.

Note: A Muslim is allowed to marry up to four wives, and for a man to have a wife who is okay with that is a blessing from Allah Almighty. Among the best gifts a wife can give her only husband, besides sharing her faith and Islamic knowledge, are her loyalty and loving him unconditionally for Allah's sake. Keep learning more about Islam, as arrogance and ignorance are unattractive qualities which God Allah does not like :) || Some Questions And Answers
About Marriage In Islam

Allah the Most Merciful knows best.

Mariam <3 Nomayri AbdulWahab

Friday, 8 January 2016

SONNET: The True Good Wife

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

The jealous admit that she's the best wife,
While loved ones admire her noble good traits -
Of faith, loyalty, just doing what's right,
And love so true - flourishing day by day.

Her husband - she forgives and understands.
Loving, she cares for him despite his flaws.
Though she's his first wife, he's her only man.
A gift from God, this wife is light and gloss.

Far or near, they're close - more so in their dreams.
Blessed indeed are men wed to righteous wives,
Whose joys are seen when God is with them pleased
Through belief and obedience day and night.

It's a Mercy from Allah that He guides
A Muslim to marry a true, good wife.

Mariam <3 Nomayri

Sunday, 3 January 2016

POEM: 15 Lessons Learned In 2015 To Share

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

Fifteen lessons learned from two-thousand-fifteen,
Some lessons and thoughts to share for Allah's sake:
One - things done for Allah are blissful and sweet.
Two - one way to regret is procrastinate.

Three - don't mind what fellow servants do or say.
Allah is The Judge, Only Him we should please.
Four - feelings of sadness wipe away one's sins.
Five - more Sunnah prayers bring joy and relief.

Six - talk to Allah more, and less with His slaves.
Allah is your Only Friend Whom you can trust.
Seven - a major reason why one would hate
Is jealousy while admitting you're above.

Eight - women who accept their men wedding four
Are sisters with knowledge - free of arrogance.
Nine - loyalty, humbleness, and righteousness
Are some traits that make a wife more elegant.

Ten - while it may take time to befriend someone,
Sharing similarities can bring you close.
Trust, love, shared goals and respect invite friendship,
Whereas lies and envy can make a friend go.

Eleven - keep learning more about Islam,
As seeking knowledge strengthens your faith/Imaan.
Twelve - at times, one should not be too quick to judge.
People's situations try to understand.

Thirteen - when busy, the days go by quickly.
When idle, doing nothing, time may get slow.
Spend more time with Allah so your life is blessed.
Fourteen - to be guilt-free, keep most speech unknown.

Fifteen - those who do you good, pray for them, and
Pray too for Muslims you love for Allah's sake.
Worldwide there are best friends you have not met yet,
But you may stand next to them on Judgment Day.

May Allah Most Kind accept all our good deeds,
Forgive all our sins, bless us for our belief,
Reunite us in Heaven with our loved ones,
And see Allah smiling back at us. Ameen.

Mariam Mababaya

Wisdom Islamic School | Saudi Arabia / Philippines