Thursday, May 31, 2012


The whole month, we've been watching, reading and seeing the strife unfolding in Syria and Wallah I can't bear seeing another child massacred so ruthlessly. Syria needs her brothers and sisters in Islam to pray for her. The Muslim Ummah is one whole body; just as when one part of the body is in the pain the whole body suffers, we should feel the pain and the angst of our brothers and sisters in Syria. No one can put it so beautifully as our Beloved Nabi Muhammad (SAL) said: “The similitude of believers in regard to mutual love, affection, fellow-feeling is that of one body; when any limb of it aches, the whole body aches, because of sleeplessness and fever.” [Muslim]. It doesn't matter that they are split into different political states or that they belong to different Madhahibs/Fiqh, as long as the person is a Muslim; they are a part of your body.

The Syrian Revolution publicly begun on March 15th 2011, demanding freedom and human rights. 11 months later and the Syrian people persist on protesting strongly against the tyranny and brutality of the Syrian regime.

11 months later and the Syrian people have only become stronger and more determined to bring down this regime of tyranny, oppression and corruption.

11 months later and the Syrian people have lost 8000 beloved fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, daughters and sons – for speaking up against what’s wrong.

11 months later and children all over Syria have been robbed of their childhood, deprived of living a life that the kids in other countries enjoy.

535 of them have been killed, slaughtered mercilessly and massacred all for speaking up for their rights…

Another incalculable number of them have been tortured and imprisoned.
Since March 15th, at least 8064 people have been killed in Syria, amongst them 535 children and 250 women.

350,000 injured.
200,000 imprisoned.
Over 22,000 refugees.

And what did we do?

Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem

O Allah! The Compassionate, The Merciful
Ar Rahman Ar Raheem

Today and everyday
I ask You for Syria

O King, O the Holy One
Al Malik Al Quddus

I raise my hands
That You have given me
Begging Only You for Mercy

O The Source of Peace and the Guardian of Faith
Ya Salam Ya Mu'min

Please grant peace to
My Muslim brothers and sisters
In Syria
Please grant them strength to fight
And give them Your Protection

O Guardian O The Mighty One!
Ya Al Muhaymin Ya Aziz

Please take care of my Muslim brothers
And sisters in Syria

O Enforcer O Supreme One
Ya Al Jabbar Al Mutakabbir

I prostrate myself to You
Humbling myself to You
Please free Syria

O Lord, Our Creator, The Evolver
Al Khaliq Al Bari

Please do not let any more
Of my Muslim brothers and sisters
In Syria die, O Allah please!

O Fashioner, O my Lord
You are the Forgiver
Ya Musawwir Ya Gaffar

You are Our Creator
Please forgive the people of Syria
And please forgive us all

Ya Gaffar, I know I am covered in sins
Ya Rabb, please forgive me
And accept my Duas for my dear brothers and sisters in Syria
The Ummah of our beloved Prophet (Sall Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam)

Ya Al Qahhar Al Wahhab
The Subduer, The Bestower

Please bestow upon Syria
Your Great Mercy Ya Allah!

Ya Razzaq Ya Al Fattah
O The Provider, The Opener

Please open the gates of Victory
For the people in Syria
O Allah please also open the gates of Jannah
For my Muslim brothers and sisters who have died in Syria
O Allah please provide sustenance for Syria
Please provide for them everything they need
And take care of them-Ameen

Ya Alim Ya Qabid
O the All-Knowing, O The Seizer

O Allah You know everything
Nothing is hidden from You
Please destroy Bashar and his evil army
O Allah! Please do not let any blood be shed
From my brothers and sisters
O Allah I cannot even imagine
What they are going through!

Please help them Ya Malik Ya Rahim
Ya Al Basit Al khafid
O The Expander, The Abaser

Please make it easy
On the people of Syria

Ya Ar Rafi Al Muizz
O The Exalter, The Dignifier

Please Exalt honour to the Syrians
In the world, on the Day of Judgement
And the Hereafter Ya Rabb Al Alameen

Ya Mujill Ya As Sami
O Abaser, The All-Hearing One

Please humiliate Bashar & his evil army
Please listen to our Duas O Allah!

Ya Al-Basir Al Hakam
O All-Seeing One, Our Judge

Please grant justice to Syria
Please help Syria O Allah!

Ya Adl Ya Latif
The Just, The Subtle

Please grant Justice to Syria
And all Muslims in this world
O Allah! Please I ask You
I ask You Only for Justice
To please destroy the Oppressors

Ya Khabir Ya Halim
O The Aware, The Forbearing One

Please O Allah
You see everything and You know everything
We turn to You O Allah
For help please, O Allah!

Ya Al-Azim Ya Gafur
The Magnificent, The Forgiver

Please forgive this Ummah
Please O Allah
We cry to You
And Complain to You
For our helplessness
We are far away from Syria
But You are closer to them
Than their jugular veins
Please listen to this dua
And accept this from me
This is all I want today
Right now Ya Rabb!

My eyes are filled with tears
And I want Only You
To wipe it away from me
How you clear the clouds from darkness
After Rain
O Allah I have never heard such things
In my life
I cannot bear an inch of what is happening
To the people of Syria
How men has lacked mercy
And became harder than any stone
In the world
But You are the Lord of the Worlds
To You we thank, O The Appreciative One!

Ya Ash Shakur
Ya 'Ali, The Most High
Please hear our plight
Ya Kabir, Ya Hafiz
My Lord, Most Great

To You I humble my body, my soul
My heart in pain
Asking You to preserve the people of Syria

O Allah! Al Muqit, Al Hasib
The Nourisher, The Reckoner
Al Jalil Al Karim
The Glorious, The Munificent

To You I ask for Help
Please O Allah!

Ya Raqib Ya Al Mujib
The Vigilant, The Responder to Prayer

Please respond to my prayer
And send Your army full of angels
And believers to Syria O Allah!

Ya Wasi Ya Hakim
Only You are the Wise One, The Embracing One

Please embrace Syria with Your Love
And please don't let any harm or grief touch them

Ya Wadud Ya Majid
The Loving, The Majestic

Ya Wadud I love Syria for Your sake Only
Please Ya Majid it hurts me when I
Look through my Islamic books
And find the name of Syria written in there
May the blessed city be free
O Allah please love the people of Syria
I call out to You
With my love for You
With my love for my Muslim
Brothers and sisters
Who say La Ilaha Ill Allah
Muhammad Ar Rasulullah
(Sall Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam)
Please grant victory to Syria

Ya Al Baith, Al Shahid, Ya Haq, Ya Wakil
The Resurrector, The Witness, The Truth, The Ultimate Trustee

I invoke You please O Allah
Only You know what is going on in Syria
Only You know their every tear
Only You know what their hearts are going through
Please O Allah! They are oppressed, they are weak
They need You more than anything O Allah!

Ya Al Qawi, Ya Matin, Ya Wali, Ya Hamid
O The Strong One, The Firm One, The Protector, The Praiseworthy

Ya Hamid, All praise is Yours alone
Please grant Syria Your Ultimate Protection
Please help them O Allah! You are our Wali!

Ya Muhsi, Al Mubdi, Al Muid, Al Muhyi, Al Mumit
The Appraiser, The Originator, The Restorer, The Giver of Life, The Giver of Death

Everything is in Your Hands Ya Rabb
Please don't let them take away
Any of my brothers and sisters life in Syria!

Ya Al Haye, Al Qayyum, Al Wajid, Al Majid,
O The Eternal, The Self Existing, The Finder, The Splendid

Please destroy the Oppressors
And Save Syria from Oppression Ya Allah!

Ya Wahid, Ya Ahad, Ya Samad, Ya Qadir
O The One, The Unique, The Absolute, The Able

You are able to do all things
Please protect Syria and grant them relief O Allah!

Ya Muqtadir, Ya Muqaddam, Ya Muakkhir, Al Awal, Al Akhir
The Powerful, The Expeditor, The Delayer, The First, The Last
Yours is the Power alone

Please destroy the wrongdoers
Ya Zhahir, Ya Batin, Ya Wali, Ya Muta’ali
O The Manifest, Hidden, Supreme Governor, The Most Exalted

Please help Syria
Ya Al-Barr, At-Tawwab, Al-Muntaqim
The Source of All Good, The Acceptor of Repentance, The Avenger

Please forgive us all
O Allah, please avenge every Syrian death
And grant them Shahadah
Every day people in Syria are dying
People are losing their loved ones
And are being tortured and murdered
Please envelop Syria in Your Mercy
O Most Gracious Most High Lord!

Ya Al-Afu, Ar-Rauf, Al Malik ul Mulk
O The Pardoner, The Clement, The Master of Soverignty

Yours is the Soverignty, Yours is the Praise
No one forgives sins except You
Please forgive Syria and grant them victory!

Ya Jul-Jalali-Wal-Ikram, Ya Muqsit, Ya Jami’
The Lord of Majesty & Generosity, The Equitable, The Gatherer

I seek Only Your help
For my brothers and sisters in Syria
For I cannot do anything for them
But I have hope in You

Ya Ghani, Ya Mughni, Ya Mani’, Ya Dhaar
The Self Sufficient, The Enricher, The Preventor, The One who causes Loss
Please prevent any harm from coming
To the people of Syria

Ya Nafi’, Ya Nur, Ya Hadi, Ya Badi, Ya Baqi, Ya Warith, Ya Rashid, Ya Sabur
O The Propitious, The Light, The Guide, The Originator, The Everlasting, The Inheritor, The Righteous, The Patient

O Allah! I Invoke You with Your Great Special 99 Names and Attributes!
Please help the Masakeen, This Ummah, The People of Syria for I cannot help but cry for them. When I get even a small inch of tiny hurt, I can't help but think for the greatest of pains they have been suffering. I might have lost a few loved ones in life but they have lost many and watched them die in front of their own eyes. They have been the victims of massive oppression and crimes. They are oppressed. While the world waits and lets them die, I cannot for they are my brothers and sisters in faith. Their pain is mine as well. I thank You for everything You have given me but I cannot be happy if they are deprived of every happiness. I know You love them so much, I know You are testing them. In only You alone they put their trust in and I have hope in You that You will accept my Dua today that and You will take good care of my dear brothers and sisters in Syria.

Ameen thumma Ameen O Allah! Please Help! Please Please I beg You to help my dear brothers and sisters in Syria! Ya Rabb Al Alameen! O Lord of the Heavens and the Earth!! Allahu Akbar!!
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Abud-Darda' (Radhiallaho anha) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam) saying, "Whenever a Muslim supplicates for his (Muslim) brother in his absence, the angels say: `May the same be for you too'.''


Additionally, make sure you recite Qunut Nazilah that our Prophet prescribed when the Ummah is a facing difficult time.

*Note: We got this Dua from this site JazakAllah ukthi/akhi for that beautiful Dua.
The stats mentioned were from this blog by a sister JazakAlah khairan ya ukthi.
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Sunday, May 27, 2012


A follower on Niqab_lovers gave a very very interesting link that relates a dilemma Muslim women (particularly Non-Hijabis) are confronted with. It's just so perfect and true and I have to share it with all of you! It's a bit long, but trust me, you will never regret reading it! 

"I'm so tired."
"Tired of what?"
"Of all these people judging me."
"Who judged you?"
"Like that woman, every time I sit with her, she tells me to wear hijab."
"Oh, hijab and music! The mother of all topics!"
"Yeah! I listen to music without hijab…haha!"
"Maybe she was just giving you advice."
"I don't need her advice. I know my religion. Can`t she mind her own
"Maybe you misunderstood. She was just being nice."
"Keeping out of my business, that would be nice..."
"But it's her duty to encourage you do to good."
"Trust me. That was no encouragement. And what do you mean `good` ?"
"Well, wearing hijab, that would be a good thing to do."
"Says who?"
"It's in the Qur'an, isn't it?"
"Yes. She did quote me something."
"She said Surah Nur, and other places of the Qur'an."
"Yes, but it's not a big sin anyway. Helping people and praying is more
"True. But big things start with small things."
"That's a good point, but what you wear is not important. What's important
is to have a good healthy heart."
"What you wear is not important?"
"That's what I said."
"Then why do you spend an hour every morning fixing up?"
"What do you mean?"
"You spend money on cosmetics, not to mention all the time you spend on
fixing your hair and low-carb dieting."
"So, your appearance IS important."
"No. I said wearing hijab is not an important thing in religion."
"If it's not an important thing in religion, why is it mentioned in the Holy
"You know I can't follow all that's in Qur'an."
"You mean God tells you something to do, you disobey and then it's OK?"
"Yes. God is forgiving."
"God is forgiving to those who repent and do not repeat their mistakes."
"Says who?"
"Says the same book that tells you to cover."
"But I don't like hijab, it limits my freedom."
"But the lotions, lipsticks, mascara and other cosmetics set you free?!
What`s your definition of freedom anyway?"
"Freedom is in doing whatever you like to do."
"No. Freedom is in doing the right thing, not in doing whatever we wish to do."
"Look! I've seen so many people who don't wear hijab and are nice people, and so many who wear hijab and are bad people."
"So what? There are people who are nice to you but are alcoholic. Should we all be alcoholics? You made a stupid point."
"I don't want to be an extremist or a fanatic. I'm OK the way I am without hijab."
"Then you are a secular fanatic. An extremist in disobeying God."
"You don't get it, if I wear hijab, who would marry me?!"
"So all these people with hijab never get married?!"
"Okay! What if I get married and my husband doesn't like it? And wants me to remove it?"
"What if your husband wants you to go out with him on a bank robbery?!"
"That's irrelevant, bank robbery is a crime."
"Disobeying your Creator is not a crime?"
"But then who would hire me?"
"A company that respects people for who they are."
"Not after 9-11"
"Yes. After 9-11. Don't you know about Hanan who just got into med school?
And the other one, what was her name, the girl who always wore a white hijab…ummm…"
"Yes. Yasmeen. She just finished her MBA and is now interning for GE."
"Why do you reduce religion to a piece of cloth anyway?"
"Why do you reduce womanhood to high heals and lipstick colors?"
"You didn't answer my question."
"In fact, I did. Hijab is not just a piece of cloth. It is obeying God in a difficult environment. It is courage, faith in action, and true womanhood.
But your short sleeves, tight pants…"
"That's called `fashion`, you live in a cave or
something? First of all, hijab was founded by men who wanted to control
"Really? I did not know men could control women by hijab."
"Yes. That's what it is."
"What about the women who fight their husbands to wear hijab? And women in France who are forced to remove their hijab by men? What do you say about that?"
"Well, that's different."
"What difference? The woman who asked you to wear hijab…she was a woman, right?"
"Right, but…"
"But fashions that are designed and promoted by male-dominated corporations, set you free? Men have no control on exposing women and using them as a commodity?! Give me a break!"
"Wait, let me finish, I was saying…"
"Saying what? You think that men control women by hijab?"
"Specifically how?"
"By telling women how and what to wear, dummy!"
"Doesn't TV, magazines and movies tell you what to wear, and how to be `attractive'?"
"Of course, it's fashion."
"Isn't that control? Pressuring you to wear what they want you to wear?"
"Not just controlling you, but also controlling the market."
"What do you mean?"
"I mean, you are told to look skinny and anorexic like that woman on the cover of the magazine, by men who design those magazines and sell those products."
"I don't get it. What does hijab have to do with products."
"It has everything to do with that. Don't you see? Hijab is a threat to consumerism, women who spend billions of dollars to look skinny and live by standards of fashion designed by men…and then here is Islam, saying trash all that nonsense and focus on your soul, not on your looks, and do not worry what men think of your looks."
"Like I don't have to buy hijab? Isn't hijab a product?"
"Yes, it is. It is a product that sets you free from male-dominated consumerism."
"Stop lecturing me! I WILL NOT WEAR HIJAB! 
It is awkward, outdated, and totally not suitable for this society ... Moreover, I am only 20 and too young to wear hijab!"
"OK.. Say that to your Lord, when you face Him on Judgment Day."
"OK. May Allah Guide you and all of us, ameen."
"Shut up and I don't want to hear more about hijab niqab schmijab Punjab!"
She stared at the mirror, tired of arguing with herself all this time.
Successful enough, she managed to shut the voices in her head, with her own opinions triumphant in victory on the matter, and a final modern decision accepted by the society - but rejected by the Faith:
"Yes!" - to short dresses, revealing clothes, make-up, eye liner?
"NO!"- to Hijab? Choose wisely dear sisters!

I'm sure all of you would have found this to be a wonderful eye opener and I hope you all enjoyed reading it as much as I did! I took this story from this site

May Allah bless all the Hijabis sisters and inspire non-Hijabis to wear the Hijab with love, respect and pride. Aameen!