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Bismillah

Saw this on Disney Junior. It was so lovely I had to get the lyrics.

Mother’s Song
a Traditional Lullaby
(read by Jennifer Garner)

My heart is like a fountain true

That flows and flows with love to you

As chirps the lark unto the tree

So chirps my pretty babe to me

There’s not a rose where’er I seek,

As comely as my baby’s cheek.

There’s not a comb of honey-bee,

So full of sweets as babe to me.

There’s not a star that shines on high,

Is brighter than my baby’s eye.

There’s not a boat upon the sea,

Can dance as baby does to me.

No silk was ever spun so fine

As is the hair of baby mine.

My baby smells more sweet to me

Than smells in spring the elder tree.

A little fish swims in the well,

So in my heart does baby dwell.

A little flower blows on the tree,

My baby is the flower to me.

The Queen has sceptre, crown and ball,

You are my sceptre, crown and all.

For all her robes of royal silk,

More fair your skin, as white as milk.

Ten thousand parks where deer do run,

Ten thousand roses in the sun,

Ten thousand pearls beneath the sea,

My babe more precious is to me.

 And here is another one with the lyrics posted below inshallah:

Home, Sweet Home

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home;
A charm from the sky seems to hallow us there,
Which, seek through the world, is ne’er met with elsewhere.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There’s no place like home, oh, there’s no place like home!

An exile from home, splendor dazzles in vain;
Oh, give me my lowly thatched cottage again!
The birds singing gayly, that come at my call —
Give me them — and the peace of mind, dearer than all!
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There’s no place like home, oh, there’s no place like home!

I gaze on the moon as I tread the drear wild,
And feel that my mother now thinks of her child,
As she looks on that moon from our own cottage door
Thro’ the woodbine, whose fragrance shall cheer me no more.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There’s no place like home, oh, there’s no place like home!

How sweet ’tis to sit ‘neath a fond father’s smile,
And the caress of a mother to soothe and beguile!
Let others delight mid new pleasures to roam,
But give me, oh, give me, the pleasures of home.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There’s no place like home, oh, there’s no place like home!

To thee I’ll return, overburdened with care;
The heart’s dearest solace will smile on me there;
No more from that cottage again will I roam;
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.
Home, home, sweet, sweet, home!
There’s no place like home, oh, there’s no place like home!

John Howard Payne

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Bismillah

Found this today, read it and decided that I should strive to intentionally make my reading worth at least some of these ‘meanings’ inshallah. I love to read the Quran, and once I get started, I love to continue mashallah. My Arabic is descent enough to get by with the meaning of most verses but sometimes, the reading is just by rote (astaghfirullah) so I’m definitely inspired by these meanings.

The Missing Link

 

The Qur’an and Muslims: An Indelible Link

Attitude determines the altitude.
The way Qur’anic Commands are put into action determine the altitude of
one’s belief in the Qur’an.

Belief in the Qur’an, in fact, means…

· Understanding the Qur’an
· Recognising its Author
· Knowing oneself & one’s Creator
· Proclaiming the oneness of Allah
· Submitting to Allah’s will
· Pondering over the creation
· Developing Allah-consciousness
· Differentiating between
Truth & falsehood
Lawful & prohibited
Right & wrong
Good & bad
· Excelling in Good Deeds
· Fulfilling the Rights of Allah
· Honouring human rights
· Competing in Righteousness
· Enjoining what is right
· Forbidding what is wrong
· Pooling Human & Material resources
· Crushing the evil forces
· Exploring the universe
· Facilitating peace & justice
· Building relationships
· Proclaiming the finality of Prophet Muhammad’s Prophethood
· Striving one’s utmost to make the word of Allah supreme
· Travelling in the land drawing lessons from the history of nations
· Verifying news before communicating
· Fearing the evil consequences of one’s deeds in the Hereafter
· Nurturing humane values
· Purifying the inner-self
· Evolving a just world order
· Developing caring & sharing attitude ·

· Tolerating others’ faith
· Leading mankind from darkness to light
· Taking Prophet Muhammad as one’s role model
· Conquering hearts
· Establishing Islam on earth
· Living by the Qur’an
· Dying for the cause of Allah

What an insult to the Word of Allah should someone take for granted that the Glorious Qur’an is just for reading!
Moreover, how disgusting it is when someone should read it without understanding!

source 

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Bismillah

Found this today, read it and decided that I should strive to intentionally make my reading worth at least some of these ‘meanings’ inshallah. I love to read the Quran, and once I get started, I love to continue mashallah. My Arabic is descent enough to get by with the meaning of most verses but sometimes, the reading is just by rote (astaghfirullah) so I’m definitely inspired by these meanings.

The Missing Link

The Qur’an and Muslims: An Indelible Link

Attitude determines the altitude.
The way Qur’anic Commands are put into action determine the altitude of
one’s belief in the Qur’an.

Belief in the Qur’an, in fact, means…

· Understanding the Qur’an
· Recognising its Author
· Knowing oneself & one’s Creator
· Proclaiming the oneness of Allah
· Submitting to Allah’s will
· Pondering over the creation
· Developing Allah-consciousness
· Differentiating between
Truth & falsehood
Lawful & prohibited
Right & wrong
Good & bad
· Excelling in Good Deeds
· Fulfilling the Rights of Allah
· Honouring human rights
· Competing in Righteousness
· Enjoining what is right
· Forbidding what is wrong
· Pooling Human & Material resources
· Crushing the evil forces
· Exploring the universe
· Facilitating peace & justice
· Building relationships
· Proclaiming the finality of Prophet Muhammad’s Prophethood
· Striving one’s utmost to make the word of Allah supreme
· Travelling in the land drawing lessons from the history of nations
· Verifying news before communicating
· Fearing the evil consequences of one’s deeds in the Hereafter
· Nurturing humane values
· Purifying the inner-self
· Evolving a just world order
· Developing caring & sharing attitude ·

· Tolerating others’ faith
· Leading mankind from darkness to light
· Taking Prophet Muhammad as one’s role model
· Conquering hearts
· Establishing Islam on earth
· Living by the Qur’an
· Dying for the cause of Allah

What an insult to the Word of Allah should someone take for granted that the Glorious Qur’an is just for reading!
Moreover, how disgusting it is when someone should read it without understanding!

source

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Bismillah

This seems like the  beginning of a great personal treatment inshallah. I look forward to following this series so I can take better care of my “beauty” inshallah, the natural way!

What to Stock in Your Handmade Beauty Cupboard.

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Bismillah

If you want to know about the Muslim woman, and every aspect of her life, from how she is with Allah, to how she should contribute in society, or raise her children, or mind her husband, or go about finding clean entertainment, and so much else, it call all be found outlined right in this very useful book mashallah.

To get even more about of the book, please visit this page dedicated to the whole concept of the ideal Muslimah mashallah.

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Allah

Bismillah

What a beautiful reminder about Who/What our Lord is mashallah! Powerful mashallah. I invite you to listen to it here, read along the words he’s saying for even more impact inshallah.

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Queen of Islam

Bismillah

Today I happened upon this video on youtube. It left me in tears, deeply affected, repentant to my Lord, beseeching of His Mercy, falling in love all over again with being a Muslim, with wearing my hijab, with sacrificing my dunia pleasure for my akhirah, and so much more. 

The sacrifice that a Muslimah does, by suppressing her desires to be admired, to fit in, to not stand out, to beautify herself and earn compliments from the general public… 

The sacrifice that a Muslimah gives up freely, lovingly, hopefully, sincerely to Allah, by living by the rules of Allah as her Maker and Knower…

This sacrifice, which is often rediculed, laughed at, put down, called degrading names or redifined by those who dont know, dont understand, dont care, or swho just have a different agenda such as selling as many of their designs/fashions or who want to paint Islam as a oppressive religion, etc…

This great sacrifice, which only Allah will reward, because only Allah understands what He has asked for His handmaidens*…

Today, listening to this wonderful inspiring and powerful lecture, I was re-vitalized to find even more joy in my act of Hijab and to find even more wisdom and beauty in the act of Hijab-ing inshallah.

* Narrated Abdullah ibn AbuDhubab: Iyas ibn Abdullah ibn AbuDhubab reported the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: Do not beat Allah’s handmaidens, but when Umar came to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Women have become emboldened towards their husbands, he (the Prophet) gave permission to beat them. Then many women came round the family of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) complaining against their husbands. So the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Many women have gone round Muhammad’s family complaining against their husbands. They are not the best among you.  (Book #11, Hadith #2141)

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