Monday, 31 July 2017

POEM: Notes On Marriage Proposals

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


Lessons from my past to share for Allah’s sake,
Reasons why I rejected some proposals -
From one of them I disliked his baby-faced,
My ignorance back then was quite colossal,

He was to work in Madinah at that time,
I was at fault for judging him by his looks -
Thirteen years old then, needed loads of advice,
 Bulimic teen, rebellious, misunderstood.

Another proposal from a childhood friend,
Who similarly came to our house to meet,
Said no to his request which I now resent,
Simply because he was years younger than me.

My dear parents - Allah yarhamhum. Ameen.
Turned down another guy’s proposal for me,
In U.S. he worked while I stayed in Saudi,
Not seeming pious then, they thought he’d mislead.

At eighteen or so I made a big mistake
Of rejecting this man’s proposal wrongly.
To memorize the whole Qur’an he did aim,
From a good family, friends, Pakistani.

The silly reason why I denied again,
Was my assumption he was too soft and shy,
Blame if you like, I was ignorant back then,
I did many wrongs and couldn’t tell what’s right.

Later on Allah taught me about Islam,
Alhamdulillah through learning I was changed.
Value of marriage I loved to understand,
Noble traits like patience made me change my ways.

At twenty I was married to my cousin,
Our marriage though not perfect brought forth lessons.
At twenty-six or so I became first wife,
Loved my husband for Allah more than desires.

Tips regarding marriage proposals, to guide:
Pray the Istikhaarah prayer then decide.
To say yes or no it’s every woman’s right,
While recalling not to judge upon first sight.

Don’t do the wrongs I did. Do learn from mistakes.
On feeling attracted, choose the halal way,
Marry for Allah’s sake, complete your deen/faith,
Keep learning and applying Islam each day.

To parents or guardians of those who’ll marry:
Don’t expect perfection from anybody,
As you yourselves have flaws like everybody.
Don’t demand huge dowries. Make marriage easy.

In-laws don’t need to be from the same country,
Nor be the same socially / financially.
Beauty in diversity / large families.
Understand your kids, they’re the ones to marry.

Marriage is a blessed gift which Allah made
To unite souls who’ll exchange love lawfully,
A journey of loving lessons to God’s Way,
One of the means that strengthen spiritually.
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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.

Muslim Marrying Up To Four In Islam
Accepting Husband's Choice To Marry Up To Four Wives

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

Friday, 7 July 2017

POEM: May Our Marriage Motivate. Ameen.

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


Dear husband, more words of love for Allah’s sake,
You may not read these, but in Jannah someday,
With Allah’s Will you’ll know what I used to say,
How I truly felt, missing you night and day.

Though you may be wed to up to four I’ll stay,
Even though we don’t see each other always,
Although we’re both busy and you’re far away,
For God, as your first wife I choose to remain.

I’ve loved and love lots, my love for you is strange,
Eccentric yet magnetic in many ways.
I can’t divorce as it’s hard to separate,
Promised to stay loyal since I was engaged.

For you to marry up to four it’s okay,
Accountable for all the choices we make,
I choose to be patient with you for God’s sake,
Contentedly married to you come what may.

Dear husband, that Allah loves you I do pray,
For your success in both worlds I supplicate,
Pray our love reforms us and strengthens our faith,
May this connection inspire and motivate. Ameen.
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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.

Muslim Marrying Up To Four In Islam
Accepting Husband's Choice To Marry Up To Four Wives

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

POEM: Seven Signs Of Jealousy

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


Signs of jealousy, in few minutes, to share,
Envy found in frenemies, foes or strangers:
One: No congrats, no kindness to show they care.
No compliments when they see you seem better.

Two: Telling lies about themselves and untruths,
Breaking promises, almost unreal with you.
Three: Not thankful, never showing gratitude.
Do them a favor and they’ll just frown at you.

Four: Treating you rudely with awful manners,
Shoving or excluding you where they gather.
Five: Joking or laughing at you whenever
You pass by them engulfed in jealous laughter.

Six: Silent with you yet with others chatty.
Quiet when you’re around while, like spies, nosy.
Seven: Suspicious of you so constantly,
Doubtful of your merits and best qualities.

Seven signs of those guilty of vile envy.
The more haters you get, the better really,
They attest to your blessings, that you’re lucky,
Charmed you’re not stuck with their insecurity.

So next time you notice those who are jealous,
Thank them inside for being your witnesses,
Envious people acknowledge you are blessed,
Not knowing that we all have gifts, joys and tests.

May Allah the Most Kind bless all that He gave,
Beautify us with good deeds and noble traits,
Allow us to enter Jannah, see His Face,
And take us smiling with love and grace. Ameen.
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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.

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

POEM: On Lost Friendships And Those We Once Knew

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


A poem on the topic of lost friendships,
Friends transformed to foes and those we used to know,
From lessons learned through experience, sharing tips
To remind others that they are not alone.

On facebook I’ve spotted lots of folks I knew
From school, places I’ve been to, when we were young.
With some so many adventures I went through,
Swapped jokes and laughter, played games, had loads of fun.

Numbers of them I’ve added but they refused,
Probably disliking my transformation,
The jealous among them hate what I now do,
While the rest have old memories forgotten.

Strangely I remember the good times we had,
Soccer, jogging, yoga, playing Truth or Dare,
Long telephone-calls and fancy teenage fads,
Bandanas we wore, styles we tried on our hair,

Exchanging VCDs, DVDs and mags,
And other stuff we used to do together.
At times I wonder what’s the point of those hugs
And love if they had no place in the future.

Then I’ve learned: People come and go, few remain.
Past friends are teachers who taught us memories.
Present names are tests. True friends are those who stay.
Rare worthy ones make it to your VIP.

As for online friends who ditched you, it’s okay.
Learn not to acquire their awful qualities.
Lost friends in this world can always be replaced.
Those who’ll like you share your goals, dislikes and needs.

So long as Allah loves you, you are all-right.
Make Allah your Best Friend, Qur’an by your side,
Books are neat companions, Tahajjud at night,
No need for evil friends who lie and backbite.

May Allah the Most Kind grant us His Friendship,
His Love and entry to Jannah Paradise.
Ameen. Gifts to find in all relationships:
Self-awareness, increased strength, a light that guides.
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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.

For Allah's Sake, Choose Close Friends Wisely
The Ruling On Befriending Those Who Are Not Righteous

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

POEM: A Prayer In Laylatul Qadr

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


Dear Allah the Most Kind, Most Just and Most Near,
Yet again I’m here, I call on You, in tears.
As I raise my hands facing down so humbly,
I pray: “Allahumma Innaka ‘Afuwwun Tuhebbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee.”
Dear Allah Most Forgiving, forgive me please.

Dear Allah, I’m overwhelmed, stressed, tired and weak.
Your Mercy and Guidance O’ Allah I seek.
Allah, I miss my loved ones and family,
That I can’t take care of them all I’m sorry.
Please alleviate my struggles and worries.

I’m sorry I didn’t do much, Allah Dear,
Some bad traits of mine have not yet disappeared.
So beautify my character, guide me please,
Cause me to overcome obstacles with ease,
And make the Path to Jannah ever easy.

O’ Allah, for every moment, stay with me,
Enlighten through lessons and prophetic dreams.
Keep forgiving me when I slack frequently,
The Way to Your Love don’t allow me to leave.
Dear Allah, Only You I worship daily.

O’ Allah, please help Muslims worldwide in need,
Please fix our state as we bow to You Only.
With what You bestowed inspire us to be pleased,
That we see You in Paradise please decree,
Our good deeds accept, and our sins forgive, please.

Allahumma Innaka ‘Afuwwun Tuhebbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee. Ameen.
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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.

Laylatul Qadr Tips [ProductiveMuslim.com]
Regarding Laylatul Qadr

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

Saturday, 3 June 2017

POEM: Good Teachers v.s. Bad Teaching Style

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


From teachers I've observed at schools I've been to,
And surveys of students regarding their likes,
With God's Will I've gathered nine differences
Between good teachers and bad teachers unwise:

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One: Bad teachers teach with insincerity,
Full of lies, they mainly work for the money.
Good teachers teach sincerely for Allah's sake,
To help and share their knowledge out of mercy.
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Two: Bad teachers are often late or absent,
Late to arrive in class, early to go home.
Good teachers are regularly on time, and
Don't mind completing their work in class alone.
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Three: Bad teachers get angry when asked questions -
Lessons unclear - for them 'one word is enough'.
Good teachers are ready to answer and help,
They love making things easy that which is tough.
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Four: Bad teachers lack good manners and kind words.
No words of encouragement - they hate to smile.
Good teachers are motherly, fatherly, nice -
Meetings with their students are fun and worthwhile.
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Five: Bad teachers treat parents as enemies -
They hate them in class, like they have things to hide.
Good teachers see parents as friends or teammates,
And they welcome guests to their class anytime.
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Six: Bad teachers are so good at backbiting -
They speak badly of both teachers and students.
Good Muslim teachers know that God is Watching,
Gossip shows one's ignorance - and imprudence.
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Seven: Bad teachers take their class for granted -
They don't correct mistakes, and don't grade on time.
Good teachers are always honest in grading,
And are proud, not jealous, when a student shines.
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Eight: Bad teachers refuse to lead or follow -
They're passive - or the school's rules they contradict.
Good teachers have initiative to do right -
Both leaders and followers, they're not too strict.
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Nine: Bad teachers don't take control of their class.
With their class so noisy, not all students learn.
Good teachers are able to quiet a class
Of many students, through being kind and firm.
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While each teacher has his/her own teaching style,
What's important is that knowledge is received.
Countries can thrive when all are educated
And are willing to help meet each other's needs.
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The Prophet Muhammad* is the best teacher -
Many lessons and good morals he had taught.
Teachers, know that teaching is a trust from God.
Thus, do your best, as it's the most noble job.
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May Allah the Most Kind accept our good deeds,
And reward us for teaching all that we know.
Ameen. So teach for Allah's sake, keep learning,
Educate, inspire, love - the Way to God show.


*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.
www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

Thursday, 11 May 2017

POEM: ABCs Of Loving Your Husband

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


ABCs of loving your spouse, as his wife -
A: Love your husband for Allah’s sake, firstly.
B: Do your best to be with him day and night.
C: Care for him. Cook his fave. Miss him daily.

D: Long to see each other in dreams and thoughts.
E: Strengthen faith/Emaan and love escalates.
F: Faithfully deal with him with fervent love.
G: Be grateful and guide him to the Straight Way.

H: Help him in what’s right. His side always hear.
I: Inspire your man by never giving up.
J: Joke with him often. Know his strengths and fears.
K: Kiss. Caress. Cuddle. Hold him tight and hug.

L: Look at him lovingly. Overlook flaws.
M: Beautify with make-up or sweet manners.
N: Note his good points. Nice memories recall.
O: Observe your spouse. Understand each other.

P: Pray for him, include him in your prayers.
Q: Even if wed to four, you’re still his queen.
R: Respect him. Remember all his favors.
S: Stay steadfast. Ensure you’re special to him.

T: Thank each other. Love is thinking often.
U: Undervalue pride. To unite be strong.
V: Value each other’s rights and your husband.
W: Wise in speech/silence. Pardon wrongs.

X: Be that good to shun envy. ‘X’ bad traits.
Y: Though wed to more than one, your man is yours.
Z: Zealously be his wife. Appreciate.
Love spouse more than desires. Love Allah foremost.

When you love for Allah's sake, your love becomes more sincere & the struggles that come with loving become easier. When you love for Allah you're always willing to forgive each other hoping in jannah you'll be together.
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Best Joy Of This World Is A Righteous Wife:
www.islamqa.info/en/171295
Islamic Ruling Regarding Marriage:
www.islamswomen.com/marriage/fiqh_of_marriage_8.php
Tips On How To Be A Good Wife:
www.idealmuslimah.com/family/wife/3048-how-to-be-a-good-wife.html

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.

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~
Mariam M.

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.

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
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.

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
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​
    ______________________

    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​
      ______________________

      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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            Friday, 3 February 2017

            POEM: On The Muslim Ummah's State

            In the Name of Allah
            The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

              Say “HasbunAllah wa Ni’m Al-Wakeel”, Allah knows
              All events that take place and mishaps caused by His foes.
              Allah saw what happened in Syria and Palestine,
              Rohingya, Burma, Iraq – to all innocent lives.

              Negative news of Muslims may be a wake-up call,
              For all Muslims to unite as oppression befalls,
              A search for peaceful warriors who’ll stand by the oppressed,
              Through charity and speaking out against injustice.

              To criminals: “What goes around comes around” please note,
              If justice is not served on earth then in the next world.
              Don’t do unto others what you don’t want done to you.
              Peace can be achieved though we vary in what we do.

              To oppressors: Don’t let your pride get the best of you.
              Evil has its consequences. God’s Justice is True.
              It’s possible to attain peace without greed and wars,
              If you listen to all sides, support truth, not liars.

              To Muslims: Forgive each other, show Islam is peace,
              Practice what you preach, share your knowledge out of mercy.
              Through certain trials Allah takes martyrs, sins fall off,
              Islam promoted, Muslims tested on faith and love.

              To non-Muslims: Please study Islam. Don’t just assume.
              As Muslims, we’re discouraged from violence and feuds.
              We’re taught to teach Islam kindly, not spread it by force,
              To make things easy through good manners, not make things worse.

              May Allah accept our faith that God is Only One,
              Who witnessed all that took place, what has been said and done,
              May Allah welcome us in Jannah for our good deeds,
              And may Allah prove all that Islam is Peace. Ameen.

              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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              Monday, 23 January 2017

              POEM: These Tears That Fall May They Intercede

              In the Name of Allah
              The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

                ‘Allahu Akbar’ state these tears that fall,
                These tears that drizzle when to God I call,
                Talk to Allah with various emotions,
                Du’as depend on each situation.
                ~.~
                Tears that fall as I miss my dear parents,
                When I miss my husband, loved ones and friends,
                Remorseful of good deeds I neglected,
                By the Ummah’s current state dejected,
                ~.~
                I cry when I long to help but just can’t,
                When to Allah I return and repent,
                Seeking Allah’s Guidance, Love and Mercy,
                Mentioning Muslims in prayers daily.
                ~.~
                These tears fall too when sinners I pity,
                How they can afford to steal or mistreat,
                When Allah Almighty knows what they do,
                Knowing Allah’s Justice is swift and true.
                ~.~
                May Allah Most High forgive us always,
                Accept all our good deeds done for His sake,
                Make our tears among those that intercede
                To let us meet God in Jannah. Ameen.
                ~.~

                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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                Monday, 16 January 2017

                POEM: ABCs Of Joy/Happiness

                In the Name of Allah
                The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


                  ABCs of ‘Joy’
                  A: Appreciate all gifts that Allah gave you.
                  B: Blessings disguised are seen in good deeds you do....
                  C: Contemplate on the positives. Care wisely.
                  D: Demand less from this world, don’t be too worldly.
                  E: Evaluate yourself before Judgment Day.
                  F: Forgive yourself and others’ human mistakes.
                  G: Gather good deeds, facts and authentic knowledge.
                  H: Help one another do what’s right with courage.
                  I: Include Muslims in your du’as night and day.
                  J: Join the righteous, Allah’s friends. Never betray.
                  K: Kindness to the young, mercy to elderly.
                  L: Love the truthful ones. Guide the lost and lonely.
                  M: Make all your deeds just for Allah Almighty.
                  N: Never compare yourself to anybody.
                  O: Only do better than yourself yesterday.
                  P: Pray on time, pray more Sunnahs, sincerely pray.
                  Q: Quit sinful acts and wasting time with bad friends.
                  R: Real friends listen, understand, share and defend.
                  S: Seek Allah’s Forgiveness and Guidance always.
                  T: Try to stay true. Inspire all to do the same.
                  U: Understand this world is but temporary.
                  V: Vie with others for Allah’s Love and Mercy.
                  W: Win Allah’s friendship through your faith and good deeds.
                  X: Excel in truth, character and piety.
                  Y: Your goal is to enter Jannah free of sins.
                  Z: Zealously pray that we meet Allah smiling. Ameen.
                  True joy is obeying Allah and knowing that you will Inn-sha-Allah meet Him and His noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam in Jannah Paradise and staying there with Allah's Mercy~
                  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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                  SONNET: Allah Sees What Tyrants Do

                  In the Name of Allah
                  The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


                  Allahu Akbar. Allah knows all things.
                  Allah sees each one and knows how each thinks.
                  Don’t fret over why evildoers sin,
                  To Hell those vile folks may have been destined.
                  ~.~
                  Allah knows liars when they trick and lie,
                  How snakes try to separate man and wife,
                  Why hypocrites pretend, whom fakes misguide,
                  And where the ungrateful will soon abide.
                  ~.~
                  Allah sees all tyrants, those who deceive,
                  Those who break promises, steal and mistreat,
                  Who try to take people’s lands unjustly,
                  Who from them may change ways eventually.
                  ~.~
                  Recall Fir’awn and what happened to him.
                  Shaytan vowed his followers should not win.

                  All will Inn-sha-Allah receive their rewards justly if not in this world then on Judgment Day~ 

                  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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