Ramadan-My Reflection for day 23

Surah Mulk 67:23

قُلْ هُوَ الَّذِي أَنشَأَكُمْ وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَشْكُرُونَ

23.Say: He it is Who brought you into being and made for you the ears and the eyes and the hearts: little is it that you give thanks.
23. Di: Él es Quien os ha creado y os ha dado el oído, la vista y el corazón. ¡Qué poco es lo que agradecéis!

Wow today I thought it would never end. I really thought I would not make it to maghrib. I was so sleepy at work and so hungry. I really thought I was going to pass out. But Alhamdulillah I made it to 5:30pm Yay me!

Yesterday I the pleasure of breaking fast (Iftar) with a wonderful sister. She is actually my sewing student. At first I did not want to go. I was just exhausted and really just wanted to go home and sleep. BUT then I remembered reading some where about keeping your word and keeping your promise. So I changed my mind and decided to go to my friends house to break fast (Iftar).

It was the best decision I made that day. I was so happy that I went. It was nice to pray with a wonderful group of women. It was nice to feel at ease and just relax. We all knew what we were there to do. Worship Allah (Ala, God, Dios) and fellowship.

The food was good, the atmoshphere was awesome. It was the perfect ending to a long day. Alhamdulillah! At the end of the day, breaking fast with friends made realize how important it is not to lock yourself off from the world. We has humans need to interact with others. It does something wonderful to your soul. And you can feel the re awakening of your soul. It is such a wonderful feeling.

Remember, when someone invites you over do not hesitate to accept. That interaction may be the thing your soul needs to wake up!

Thank you again for allowing me to share my day of fasting. Until next time have a wonderful night.

 

Tu Hermana en Islam

Alma_atl

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My Ramadan weekend

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This was the first weekend of Ramadan. Usually more people come out on the weekend and this past weekend was no exception. It was wonderful to see friends and spend some time with them. When I walked in and heard the recitation of Quran. It was so sweet and melodic. I instantly felt the connection between my heart and the Quran. I was really moved, almost to tears. As I listened my mind drifted to people who are no longer with us. I said a small prayer for them. It really made me think about how from one Ramadan to the next we do not know if we will see it. I was so grateful to be there.

7 days into fasting you really have to prepare your mind and soul. This past weekend was the first time I felt moved to tears in a very long time.

Insha Allah for the rest of the week we will make it to the masjid, pray next to our brothers and sisters. And Thank Allah for having one more Ramadan together.

Have a wonderful day and a wonderful fast!

ALMA_ATL

Today is an awesome day 


Yesterday was a struggle but today I feel so much better. I woke up with peace, love, thankfulness and clarity in my heart and soul. Today I am thankful for the people in my life and the love and support given to me!

Today I am happy and at peace with who I am. What I am doing with my life. Today I woke up with clarity in my mind, heart and soul. As I laid down last night, I couldn’t breath. My nose was clogged. I had sinus pressure. But as I laid down I remembered a Hadith about a man who in his heart forgave those people who hurt him. I told Allah I forgive those people who have hurt me.

Today I woke up light hearted and the only thing I can attribute this feeling to, is to this thought and prayer.

In Islam, we are taught that Allah loves those who ask him forgiveness. And he loves those who forgives.

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “If anyone constantly seeks pardon (from Allah), Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide sustenance for him from where he expects not.”

[Abu Dawud].

With Ramadan literally right around the corner, Forgiveness is one of the things we ask for while fasting and we learn to forgive those people who have caused use hurt and pain. But most importantly we learn to forgive ourselves!

Think about that and learn to forgive yourself. Have a great Friday everyone!

Remember you can keep up with my daily thoughts, prayers and inspirations on IG, Facebook and Twitter.

 

ALMA_ATL

 

 

New Shahada to Islam from Mexico

Bismillah

As salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu. Alhamdulillah! Alhamduillahi rabbil alameen.

These brothers are doing great things in New Jersey. The latino community is growing and seeking answers. Alhamdulillah these brothers are here to answer the call. May Allah reward them in this life and the next. Ameen.

Nuestro Hermano Isaac de México acaba de aceptar el Islam como su nueva forma de vida, Allahu Akbar!

Brother Isaac from Mexico accepts Islam as his new way of life, Takbeer!#IslamInSpanish #NHIEC #Shahada