Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Jumm'ah Reminders

A spoken word poetry piece by an American poet called QuadirLateef. You can find more of his videos on Youtube and also follow his twitter, @QuadirDaPoet.

New Poem

Asalamu Alaikum everyone and many apologies for another delay. 
In sha Allah, poems will be posted when promised.
Thank you for your patience :)

I'm still posting a Jumm'ah Reminder for last week as i want to share this amazing poem that speaks of the reality facing some men and women in our society.

                  [Topic request from follower AkhiKamran - Family]

 None like them

The blessings of a family,
You can never compare,
With countless stories to tell,
And loving memories to share,
There is no-one like them,
Each one created rare,
From parents to siblings,
Who show you they care.

Much our mothers have given,
Little we return,
A lifetime they have sacrificed,
Paradise they have earned,
Value her for she is priceless,
Let her be aware,
She’s worth more than the world’s riches,
Deserves more than what is here.

When it seems you and your family oppose, 
Like you’re both on different sides,
Have patience with them and remember your Lord,
Know their love is deep inside,
Sometimes it’s declared openly,
Other times the words may hide,
But the love is a bond none can copy,
It is truly one of a kind.

Allah in His wisdom granted you this family,
Not facing this world alone,
Always a sibling to talk to,
Or a parent you can phone,
But in Islam we are all brothers and sisters,
Who should help in highs and lows,
It is not only blood that relates you,
But your faith in life that grows.

A gift from your creator,
A unique relation made up above,
There will never be anyone like them,
Your family, a real love.

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For any topic requests, drop a comment or reach me at the e-mail address in the "About" section.

Keep your eyes out for a new poem this Friday I recently wrote for a dawah organisation.

Stay Blessed.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Delay in poetry post

Apologies readers as I won't be posting the poem I promised yesterday for a couple of days due to completing Uni work. I hope you can all bear with me & in sha Allah it will be up before the "Jumm'ah Reminders" post.

Stay Blessed

Friday, 20 January 2012

Jumm'ah Reminders

Asalamu Alaikum, I hope everyone is having a blessed Jumm'ah.

The youtube video i'm posting is highly popular on facebook & twitter this week, and is a poetic response to the highly circulating video "Why i hate religon but love Jesus," which has since been re-made by many others.

(For those who want to view the original, view below or click this link :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAhDGYlpqY )

Only 5 minutes of your time, a simple delivery with an important message.

Watch here or click the link to view : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNGqrzkFp_4

Feel free to share your views on either video & look out for a new poem requested by a follower tommorrow !

Stay Blessed

Friday, 13 January 2012

Jumm'ah Reminders

Asalamu Alaikum (peace be upon you) and i hope everyone is having a blessed Jumm'ah :)

The lecture i wanted to share today is Procrastination by AbdulBary Yahya, who's quickly become one of my favourite to listen for motivation as well as having a beautiful voice for recitation of the Qur'an Ma sha Allah. This is definitely one of my weak points which i'm striving to eliminate and in his delivery, it felt like it was just me being addressed, and i think others may feel the same.

He shares practical tips to help those procrastinating , as well as reminders of the value of our time which is something that can never be gained once it's gone.

To listen to the lecture, view below or click this link :

This picture below goes well with the topic lool.

Wishing you a  productive weekend :)

Friday, 6 January 2012

Jumm'ah Reminders

Something I hope to make regular is posting a video or article every Friday that will inspire, remind or motivate.

The link below is a lecture  by Sheikh Yassir Fazaga about self-image and what the Islamic viewpoint is.


Feel free to share links for videos, articles, or anything we can relate to.

Wishing everyone a blessed Jummu'ah :)

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Urban Hijab Announces a New Line for the Consumer of Modest Style Clothing

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Monday, 2 January 2012

Inspired by the lost life of Seydou 26/12/11 - May Allah have mercy

Not Today

Big Dreams,
Bigger plans,
Come together in God’s hands,
Fulfilling our wishes in His wisdom alone,
But in the end we return to dust and bones,
Working for his pleasure, living for his sake?
Any regrets over past mistakes?
Holding out for a tomorrow that may never arrive,
Can you say you’re of those always willing to strive?

 In our belief we’ll see tomorrow, we deceive ourselves,
Into putting off duties, delaying seeking His help,
Don’t assume you’re far from your determined time,
Because of status or an age which is prime,
We are servants and to our Lord we’ll return,
A life lesson we must remember and learn.

 Nothing lasts, people go, and life is ever changing,
Once you’re gone, only a memory of you is left remaining,
Live well so you’re remembered for good,
Speak the truth so it’s clear for which side you stood,
In the time I wrote this poem, more souls have passed,
Maybe not aware the breath taken was their last,
Be aware that tomorrow is not promised to any,
You have been blessed with today, not given to many.