Allah’s plan…

In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Merciful.

Sitting on a bus en route to Brisbane airport after our flight from the Gold Coast was cancelled, I was reminded of a verse from the Quran. “They plan and Allah plans, and Allah is the best of planners.”

Its a good reminder of how helpless we are, we can plot and plan all we want but Allah knows what’s best for us. I enjoy acknowledging the power of Allah in these situations. It’s humbling and reassuring to know that He is watching us and guiding us.

When you understand the magnitude of Allah’s power and trust in what has been decreed for you, it’s easier to accept and be content when things don’t go as you planned.

I’m grateful for the ability to recognize Allah’s power and accept his plan. I really hope the weather clears and we can get to Melbourne tonight Insha Allah!

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Ramadhan Reminders: 5 simple tips to benefit from Laylat-ul-Qadr…

In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Merciful.

“Lailat-ul-Qadr is better than a thousand months” [97:3]

The last 10 nights of Ramadhan are upon us and whithin these nights is the night of Power. We are encouraged to seek out this night in the last 10 nights and benefit from the mercy and blessings attached to it. This one night surpasses the value of 30,000 nights. The most authentic account of the occurrence of the Night indicates that it can occur on any one of the last ten, odd numbered nights of Ramadan, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29.

The night itself is of great magnitude but it doesn’t take much effort to benefit from this auspicious occassion. Here are 5 simple things to do to benefit from Laylat-ul-Qadr this Ramadhan:

  1. Recite Quran abundantly
  2. Seek Allah’s Mercy & Forgiveness –
    “Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee”. O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.’
  3. Perform Nafl (optional) prayers
  4. Perform Dhikr (The Rememberence of Allah)
  5. Make Dua in abundance

5 simple things to do to benefit from Laylat-ul-Qadr. There’s no set procedure or rituals for this night. Allah has made it easy for us to benefit from these auspicious occassions, the key is to acknowledge them and learn from them. All it takes is a few minutes of your time. Be sincere in your actions and do the best you can. Allah is truely oft-forgiving and most Merciful.

…and remember… “The deeds most loved by Allah are those done regularly, even if they are small.”