Our Prophet ﷺ used to say, “let them have the Dunya, Akhirah will be ours.”
اعمل باستمرار من أجل حياتك الآخرة و لا تقلق بشأن إثارة إعجاب الناس.
Continuously work for your Akhirah and worry less about impressing people.
I hope you remember we are here to build our Akhirah. so don’t get attach to this place.
May Allāh ﷻ make you and your parents among those who will stand next to the Prophet ﷺ on yaumul qiyamah.
Imām Ṭabarī رحمه الله said:
"You were once in the womb, unmentioned and unknown. And again you will be forgotten, unknown and unmentioned."
[جامع البيان عن تأويل آي القرآن]
قُلْ إِنَّ رَبِّي يَبْسُطُ الرِّزْقَ لِمَن يَشَاء مِنْ عِبَادِهِ وَيَقْدِرُ لَهُ وَمَا أَنفَقْتُم مِّن شَيْءٍ فَهُوَ يُخْلِفُهُ وَهُوَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ
Kul inne rabbi yebsutur rızka li men yeşau min ibadihi ve yakdiru leh, ve ma enfaktum min şeyin fe huve yuhlifuh, ve huve hayrur razikin.
Sebe' Suresi - 39 . Ayet
ya Allah please help us and guide us and grant us what we wish for, only if it will bring us closer to You.
Depression and hijacking of a believer's mind.
First thing a believer has to note about life is this: This world was a punishment for Adam (a.s.); And depression was the first emotion ever felt by the father of all fathers. This world wasn't built as a place of enjoyment or a place to fulfill your dreams, and neither it will always go according to your life's plan. There will be hard bumps along the way, and sometimes very severe bumps that change the whole structure of your life. This is the whole idea of life: It is a prison for the believer and paradise for the non-believer.
Life is very hard and depression is something that will affect a believer's life one time or the other, in fact the more a believer is tested, the more close he comes to Allah. The thing I wanted to discuss is that the youth is going through extreme depression these days like never before in history due to industrialization, globalization and much more of illicit relationships with the opposite gender.
Once a believer's mind shackles itself in depression, it becomes a very easy target for Satan/شَيْطَان . And Satan easily hijacks this vulnerability as this is one of the weak spots of a believer.
You can easily see what modern society offers to depressed people: It is alcohol, it is smoking instruments, sexual desires that drive a believer straight into hell. And one of the instruments which is the most common is songs and music that have subliminal messaging which many, many believers listen to thinking it is harmless but causes absolute chaos within the structural thinking of the mind.
The other most important thing everyone should know as a must is the level of depression in current times makes many individuals isolated from family and the only outlet makes them commit self-harm and even suicide which should be noted as an important and alarming fact which is absolutely haraam and one of the most common problem. Such people require the most immediate help ASAP.
Not to make myself special, but I am one of those youth battling hard against all surrounding evil that is trying to bring down my Imaan into depression. The key to battle depression is to read and recite Qur'an daily and do Zikr, and don't miss the 5 prayers. As Allah mentions clearly that: those who forget my remembrance, will indeed live a miserable life, and also always remember that this life is not easy, and it never will be, except for the hereafter, so the best you can do is prepare for it. May Allah bless me first and help me go through depression and all other believers and مؤمنون.
"Focus on pleasing Allah, not on everyone around you, no matter what you do, you can't please everyone."
Surah Al-Kausar, the shortest surah of the Qur'an. This surah was revealed when Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) was experiencing enormously difficult time, hardships, tryanny, opposition, extreme resistance for his preaching of Islam. Allah in order to console him and the rest of the Muslims sent down these profound verses and brought happiness, hope, prosperity and peace amongst believers.
إِنَّآ أَعْطَيْنَـٰكَ ٱلْكَوْثَرَ
Indeed, We have granted you ˹O Prophet˺
فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَٱنْحَرْ
So pray and sacrifice to your Lord alone.
إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ ٱلْأَبْتَرُ
Only the one who hates you is truly cut off from
Solar eclipse's today!☀️
The duo do get a bit quirky at that time because they lack of light from sun or moon, so be careful with them...😨
Today in my country has happened partial solar eclipse, you can see at second slide! Btw, I love how the arabic language has specific word for those eclipse and their shiny is based on it🌝
Narrated Abu Masud: The Prophet said, "The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of the death of someone from the people but they are two signs amongst the signs of Allah. When you see them stand up and pray." (Sahih Bukhari)