Wednesday, 17 February 2016

SONNET: On How To Be His Loyal Wife + Tips On Loyalty

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

So this is how I prove my loyalty
To my husband whom Allah chose for me:
His good acts I appreciate truly,
Along with our cherished sweet memories.

His flaws I ignore, though him I still guide -
Near or far keep dreaming he's at my side -
He's my dear spouse, while I'm his loyal wife -
Special - though to many not Mister Right.

I'll love him 'till Allah takes him away,
Remain rightly in love for Allah's sake,
Mention him in my du'as night and day,
Open doors of forgiveness, give him space,

And despite better choices I may like,
For Allah I stay as his loyal wife.

Mariam M. <3 Nomayri AbdulWahab

On staying loyal for Allah's sake:
1] Love your other half for Allah since the time you were engaged.
2] Be grateful for good things he/she has done to you, even if they may be few.
3] Don't count the times your spouse was sweet. Instead enjoy recalling sweet memories. 4] Even if your husband/wife has traits you do not like, they still have many positive qualities. 5] Never compare your love life to that of others, for each love story like yours is unique.
6] Remember your husband/wife in your du'as every night and day.
7] For their forgiveness and guidance to Allah pray.
8] Divorce is allowed but it is something which Allah so hates.
9] Give your husband/wife excuses and be that good to forgive their mistakes.
10] Lies, truth and justice will inshaAllah be revealed on Judgment Day.
11] About your spouse, whom you know well, never trust what the jealous say.

May Allah the Most Forgiving forgive us always. Ameen.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

POEM: No Valentine's Day In Islam

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

The Islamic ruling on saint valentine's day:

Just reminding loved ones to celebrate
The fact that V-Day is not in Islam.
In Islam there's no saint Valentine's Day -
There are only two Eids we understand.
So as Muslims there's no need to wear red,
Crimson or pink to value this vile day.
Wear other colors, white or black instead -
Let friends know that it's just another day.
Deeds are rewarded by their intentions,
So make all your actions for Allah's sake.
V-Day is among shaytan's inventions.
Don't decorate your love just on this day.
Wives and husbands should prove their love always,
Through staying loyal, being forgiving,
Supplicating for one's spouse night and day,
And protecting each other from all sins.
Those who are single can wait for that time
When Allah blesses them with the best spouse,
Whose companionship can strengthen and guide,
And teach true love - despite their whereabouts.
I recall that time when gifts were exchanged
At an English private school I went to.
Some ignorantly celebrate V-Day.
Others I support in sharing the truth.
The truth: Islam is peace, some roses red,
Sunnah to smile, not all violets are blue.
If you can't stay single, fast or get wed.
Only Allah knows that our love is true.

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

Mariam M. <3 Nomayri AbdulWahab

Wisdom Islamic School [Philippines]

Friday, 12 February 2016

POEM: The Adult Orphan Cries Too

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

On behalf of dear Muslims whose parents died,
Who lost a parent, their mom, their dad, or two –
As well as those who never saw their parents,
With truth I say, ‘The adult orphan cries too.’

Not a day goes by without me recalling
Sweet memories of my life spent with my folks.
Each time I speak to Allah I remember
My parents, and warm tears would begin to flow.

I miss the great dishes my dear Mom would cook,
And clothes she creatively sew now and then.
I miss my Dad’s speeches and wise advice, and
His wonderful car drives. I miss both of them.

Delivering their food as they reached old age,
Washing their clothes when I could – I miss that too.
I miss obeying them whilst they were alive,
Exchanging hugs, and telling them, “I love you.”

Allah took them by His Mercy, they’re gone now
But in my thoughts and du’as they’ll always stay.
To continue loving them: I’ll share their words,

Do charity, when I can, on their behalf,
 And treat well their relatives and friends they love.
Always I’ll supplicate for my dear parents
‘Till we meet again, next to Allah above.

I’ve learned how to sympathize with orphans more,
Ever since my loving parents passed away.
Tears of various feelings flow more than before,
With Allah’s Kindness, to have all sins erased.

Why do most good people struggle? One might ask.
One must take note that life is all kinds of tests.
Some problems train patience, others teach lessons,
And most lead to repentance or humbleness.

True peace and happiness are found in Heaven,
For Allah’s friends who worship Him sincerely.
Be with those whom Allah loves. Stick to Islam,
Though the believers may not be that many.

To those whose folks are living – you are lucky,
And those with one parent, you’re fortunate too.
Take care of them, help them do good deeds, give them
More love, before Allah Wills that they leave you.

May Allah Almighty forgive all our sins,
Accept all our good deeds, and reunite us –
May Allah unite us with our loved ones in
Jannatul Firdaus, amongst friends Allah loves.

Mariam Mababaya <3 Nomayri AbdulWahab

Friday, 5 February 2016

POEM: Make Your Husband Grateful For A Great Wife

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

It was narrated that Allah's Noble 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 from whichever of the Gates of Paradise you wish.”
Al-Albaani in Takhreej Al-Mishkaat (3254 IslamQA)

To sisters in Islam I've spoken to,
Who cried to me about their husbands' faults,
Wondering why and how my love stays true -
How I love my husband despite his flaws:

Since my engagement, loyalty I knew -
From our blissful marriage, love developed.
Thankful for my man's gifts, though they seem few.
As his other half, him I understood.

Pleased with whom Allah gave me as a trust,
We need not pretentiousness to show love -
That Allah blessed our marriage 'tis enough,
Allah is Witness to our special bond.

Marriage is a pact between man and wife,
Where one or both perfect each other's life.
Though he's not flawless, like no being is,
For Allah I love him, so I forgive.

Divorce: despicable, loved by God's foes -
Avoid all things that make the jealous smile.
Be his gem and lantern who shines and glows,
Make your husband grateful for a great wife.

Love your husband from the time you're his wife until Allah takes him away. For your next spouse, be loyal likewise and do the same. Otherwise, wait until you reunite with your spouse in Heaven or there have him replaced by a better reward from Allah for taking care of your marriage for Allah's sake :) Whatever is the case, don't leave the one you promised to love,
even if it's allowed, divorce is something which Allah hates.

Allah Almighty knows best.

Mariam M. <3 Nomayri AbdulWahab

POEM: Three Types Of Strangers We Remember

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

There are three groups of strangers we meet in life,
Strangers whose actions we strangely remember -
From the memories we still recall of them
Are useful lessons and wisdom to gather:

The first of these groups consists of wrongdoers,
Whose wrongs may invite you to pray against them.
Their rude acts or remarks you know to this day,
With vile people like them you would not be friends.

From this team I recall one Southeast Asian
Immodest lady staring, with a grimace,
At my beloved Mom and I in niqaab,
Who both saw her scowl yet with grace walked away.

The second set of strangers is of sweet folks,
Whose names you don't know, but whose good acts you do -
Like that friendly flight attendant, salespersons,
Or that kind British bellboy who greeted you.

From this I recall that nice man on wheelchair,
Who gave my loved ones and I much of his food -
In Makkah, at some hotel - for him I pray
That Allah makes his wish for Heaven come true.

The third type of strangers are those we once knew,
Who used to be friends but chose another way.
Whether they lost contact or cannot forgive,
Most of their doings we recall to this day.

What we can learn from here is to watch our deeds,
And remember to deal with strangers fairly.
For Allah, maintain good manners, and your acts
Serve as lessons to some, not just memories.

May Allah the Most Merciful forgive all our sins,
accept all our good deeds, join us with our Muslim loved ones in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His Prophets especially His noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

Include us and all Muslims in your good du'as :)

Mariam Mababaya <3 Nomayri AbdulWahab

Wisdom Islamic School | Philippines

Monday, 1 February 2016

SONNET: Nine Signs Of The Trustworthy. Who Should You Trust?

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

In a world where just a few we can trust,
While choosing one's friends, one must be cautious.
Nine traits of the trustworthy, if you must
Trust loved ones - first quality: Not jealous.

Away from envy. Happy for your joys.
Second: Keep their promises, always true.
Third: Return your favors, with a right choice.
Fourth: Loyal friends enjoy being with you.

Fifth: About others never talk badly.
Sixth: Lovers of learning, seeking wisdom.
Seventh: See your good, hope you're trustworthy.
Eighth: Wise and sincere, with good intentions.

Ninth: Forgiving, thoughtful and self-aware.
Note: If none you can trust, Allah is there.

Allah Almighty is the Only One we can truly trust.

What does it mean to trust?
To be able to trust some people is to know that on them you can rely. With ease and confidence you can talk to them about anything anytime. You know they're there for you day and night. Their promises they keep and they respect your rights. They never make fun of you when you're wrong or ridicule you when you cry. They're happy for your achievements and glad when you're right. They understand your concerns and share your delights. In fact they always want you to do well in both worlds and do only what's right. Hence they can recognize any lies you try to hide, yet they're forgiving as they're aware that no one but God Allah is Perfect. And they want you to be with them in attaining only what is best. So they try to guide you to Allah's Way with reminders and advice for you and themselves, so in Heaven with Allah's Mercy together you can rest. Allah Almighty knows best.

May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds,
forgive all our sins and join us with our Muslim loved ones in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His Prophets especially His noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

Include us and all Muslims in your good du'as :)

Mariam M.