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He is Greater

Woke up before dawn Cold water and sleepy eyes Ignored Shaitan’s lies Left my class early Warmer weather, it’s noon now Study room, I bow Finally back home Have homework but it can wait Face He who creates Dinner, we sit down Finish eating, make wudu Feet close by like glue Day is almost done And the moon shines with the stars Allahu Akbar Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) has said in the Qur’an: “I have not created the jinn and humankind for any other purpose except that they should...

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I Will Not Take Heed

Hey you evil nafs I beg you to quit complaining I don’t want to hear your silent earsplitting pleading Do you think you’re strong enough to break me down With all your selfish wants and needs You wish and desire until your inner heart bleeds You beautify every evil that you see You’re going here, there, left, right It’s like you’re brainless, you’re not that bright You see, I can hear you. Yes, I do sometimes listen I too want what you want but I suppress my desire You...

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Flying Away

That night, I was too little to cry, Hidden in mama’s womb So closely tied. And during that night, He took me out From that warm darkness To the blinding light, So serene and bright. Yet I do not bow To him And when time for prayer Comes I fly Away I lie I say I’m busy But I’m just Too lazy Yet I can’t deny That When I shut my eyes Every night I die, And then Every morning, He Opens my eyes, And once again My breath...

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Powerful Protecter

Remember when we were younger and they used to tell us about the Prophets of the past? Let’s step back and remind ourselves about one of them again; Prophet Ibrahim. When he started making Da’wah to his father, Azar, and the people of his town, he was just a young teenager. Allah mentions in Surah Anbiya, They said, “We heard a youth threaten them; he is called Ibrahim.” Sure, we all know the story and can recite it by heart. But do we really understand what this young man...

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One Way

A lot of people have exams coming up. During one of my Arabic Classes, one student asked the teacher to cancel next week’s class because of she needed to study to get a perfect grade. When we want something, like an A on our exam, or a new electronic, or to win in this competition, we always have a plan to help us make our way towards that goal. We might study, work to raise money, practice and so on. We know for a fact that sitting around and dreaming...