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" The originator of the heavens and earth! When He decreeth a thing,He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.
(2:117)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

On the path to becoming an Inspired Muslimah



Life has gotten really hard for me lately and sometimes I feel as I am losing control. School has taken over my life and I dont even know what fun is anymore. If you knew me before, you would notice the difference. Iam anxious and uptight all the time from the stress of school. However, I find comfort in reading the hadith. As you may know Im struggling with some things in islam right now. However, I have been handling it the wrong way. I read the blogs of my fellow muslimahs and I think wow they make it look easy. I need to have the attititude if they can do I can do it too. I need to stop fighting all the things about this wonderful and complete religion and embrace it. This will be hard for me but insha'allah I will work hard at this. Narrated by Abu Musa: The Prophet said, "The example of guidance and knowledge with which Allah has sent me is like abundant rain falling on the earth, some of which was fertile soil that absorbed rain water and brought forth vegetation and grass in abundance. (And) another portion of it was hard and held the rain water and Allah benefited the people with it and they utilized it for drinking, making their animals drink from it and for irrigation of the land for cultivation. (And) a portion of it was barren which could neither hold the water nor bring forth vegetation (then that land gave no benefits). The first is the example of the person who comprehends Allah's religion and gets benefit (from the knowledge) which Allah has revealed through me (the Prophets and learns and then teaches others. The last example is that of a person who does not care for it and does not take Allah'sguidance revealed through me (He is like that barren land.)" This hadith was striking to me!! Sometimes I read quran or hadith and I feel as if Allah is speaking to me directly. To all my sisters out there who find themselves overwhelmed take solace in this amazing hadith revealed for our beloved prophet (please and blessing upon him). And sisters, inshallah I will prepare to become a full time hijabi January 1,2009. Please make duas for me.

13 comments:

Halal Honey said...

Assalamu Alaykum Inspired Muslimah,

MashAllah, all that you have said is correct! Sometimes it's not easy, but we have to keep making duaa for Allah (s.w.t.) to keep us strong in our times of hardship. I'm so proud of you girl! Wearing the hijab full time is great. InshAllah I will make lots of duaa for you!:)

Inspired Muslimah said...

Thanks sis, honestly, You have been so much in my transition and I thank you for it! :D

Random Muslima said...

Salamu alaykum,

may Allah make it ease for you sister. We all havve our struggles and weak points too, and often as Islam requires us to hide our sins if He subhanahu wa ta'ala does not reveal them for the people, we do not often show our weakest points to others, so it may feel others got it all perfect, which is far from the truth.

May Allah make it easy for you and let you wear hijab for His sake subhanahu wa ta'ala and let you enjoy it!

Empress Anisa said...

Inspired- you're a beautiful sister... may Allah make it all easy for you- if ever you need a sister to turn to, my door is ALWAYS open:
thebarefootempress@hotmail.com

And oh yes, I tagged you!
http://thebarefootempress.blogspot.com/

Halal Honey said...

Salams! you've been tagged again!

http://www.halalhoney.blogspot.com

Inspired Muslimah said...

Random muslima-Salaam sister, I know that is such a good point. I dont know why I feel so alone about it and like no one else had the same struggles as me. Thanks for your support and your kinda words.

Empress Anisa, Thanks so much, I had such rough day and both of your kind words were so nice and inspiring, Masha'allah! I will definitly take you up on that offer to email you sis, insha'allah.

Umm Travis said...

assalamu alaykum! What a pretty blog ma shaa Allah!

May Allah make it a easy transition for you sister... may He bless you with all that is good, ameen.

I know what you mean about studies! I remember that about Uni, and now as I try to study Arabic, sometimes I think I am losing my marbles! May Allah make it easy for us, ameen.

wa salam x

Reyhana said...

This post really shows what I'm going through. Sometimes I feel like school is turning me into a zombie. Academics is really important to my parents and I have to work double hard to make sure I get As. I used to do that before but I'm not like that anymore. I feel like what's the point. All I want to do is be a full-time devotee to Allah. I feel split between two different paths - to excel in this world and to excel in deen.

Allah knows what's truly in our hearts and He will show us the Way. Inspired Muslimah, I pray that Allah Jalla Shonohu guides you, strengthens you, favours you and blesses you among the enlightened ones. Ameen!

Inspired Muslimah said...

Umm travis: Salaams sis, thanks for the encouragement and support. Also thanks for the compliment of my blog and Masha'allah I enjoy yours as well! :D

Reyhana: It seems like you can feel my pain sis. Insha'allah we will both get through this rough transition. Alhamdulillah Iam getting stronger everyday and so will you. Thanks for your duas.

American Muslima Writer said...

SubhanAllah sister may Allah make it easy for you to ge through this time of difficulty. You know we all get inspired by the good muslimahs online and Allah Knows I try my best to inspire when I can but we all have our own personal faults in our homes that we try hard to over come too and subhanAllah not even the Prophet (saw) was PERFECT. Keep striving. you can do it!

Hajar said...

Assalamualaikum,

Blog-hopped my way ... :) Such a thought-provoking post. Sometimes when I get so caught up with worldly matters, I take a long breath and recite a few zikr to calm me down. Alhamdulillah, it works all the time. ^ No doubt, it is hard to strike a balance between the both, though surely with guidance from Allah S.W.T all shall become easy and Insya'Allah, yours will be smooth.

W'salam,
Hajar

Inspired Muslimah said...

American Muslima Writer: aww thanks sis!

Hajar: Salaam sis and thanks for the compliment. I need to do exactly what you do, I am not sure what is holding me back. Make duas for me :D

pharmacist man said...

i'm just curious to know how did sister convert to islam...i like reading ur blog.salam

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