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Racing to Allah

Sister Muslema Purmul in this year's new series (In The Shade of Ramadan)
says that Allah (SWT) wants us to come to Him rushing, without loads that prevent us from being close to Him

Race to Allah, race to His forgiveness and race towards Paradise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDvRVat0TMo

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Spiritual Liberation This Ramadan-Let Go

Four Common Emotional Weights:

1. Sadness

Some of the Sufis in history used to consider sadness a station of spirituality and wrote poetry and works in that regard, but Ibn al-Qayyim rejected this concept as being foreign to Islam.1 If holding onto sadness 2   was a good thing, we would not have been taught to make the Prophetic prayer that starts with, “Oh Allah I seek refuge in you from worry and sadness.”

When it gets to a point where a person can not function, there is an attachment that must be let go. In this sense, heavy emotions can in and of themselves be signs of attachments, of weights that slow the person down in their race to Allah (swt).
 
2. Apathy
 
Rather than racing the race, they begin to give up on things they used to have hope in accomplishing because they are simply too heavy.
 
3. Worry and Stress

In the Prophetic du`a’s (supplications), we were taught to face our hardships with these words:

“O Allah, Your mercy do I hope for, so do not leave me to my nafs [self]; not even for the blinking of an eye. And make well for me all of my affairs. There is none worthy of worship except you.”

“Allah is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs for us.”

Now, many people would make these prayers, and still continue to worry. This is a mistake in understanding. Du`a’ alone is not the answer where human effort can also be exerted. People allow their minds to actively engage thoughts that cause them distress.

And even the word patience in Arabic does not mean passive acceptance of difficulties. It means perseverance through them, always choosing what Allah (swt) would be pleased with.

4. Fear

Fear is the fourth most common weight that holds people down. Many people freeze in the race because of fears and insecurities. Subhan’ Allah (glory be to God), even when it comes to getting away from something harmful, Allah (swt) still uses the imagery of actively rushing to Him:

So flee to Allah.” (Qur’an 51:50)

How do you actually remove the weights and loads?
 
The first step is seeking the help of Allah (swt) and making du`a’. The second is the actual process of trying to release the weights.
 
1. Sending Prayers on the Prophet(pbuh).
2. Reading, Listening to, and Implementing the Qur’an.
3. Calling Upon the Names of Allah (swt)

Subhan Allah, if we realize His Names as much as we can, letting go becomes practically effortless. How can you ask “why?” to the All- Wise, or “what if” to the Best of Planners? How can you feel unloved before The Most Loving, or sad when the past belongs to the dominion of Allah, The Perfect?

4. Modern Programs, tailored by Muslim Specialists.

And keep in mind, you can take all these methods but in the end, it’s Allah (swt) who is al-Shaafi, The Healer, who allows the medicine to work, who removes the hurt from your heart. If you’re trying everything you can, and the hurt is still there, be patient because its time for removal will come. What you have left, is beautiful patience and perseverance, and in the context of the race, you’re actually getting stronger while fleeing to Him.
 
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Reach Out and Help Someone

Sister Muslema Purmul in this year's new series (In The Shade of Ramadan)
says that helping others has a great reward and it is something we should try to do more often especially in Ramadan if we want to come closer to God

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTBqQfjrO5c

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Be the Light

The world is desperately in need of mercy, and it starts with us.

The month of Ramadan is a month where Allah (swt) multiplies the rewards of our deeds and expiates all of our sins.

Abu Hurayrah quoted the Prophet as saying,

“Whoever fasts during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah will have all of his previous sins forgiven.” (Bukhari)

He is not only Generous with us in forgiveness during this month, but also in multiplying the rewards of good deeds.

The Prophet also said:

“Whoever draws near to Allah during it (Ramadan) with a single characteristic from the characteristics of (voluntary) goodness, he is like whoever performs an obligatory act in other times. And whoever performs an obligatory act during it, he is like whoever performed seventy obligatory acts in other times.” (Ibn Khuzaymah)

This is why we say, “Ramadan Kareem”—we are praying that we get to experience the Generosity of Allah’s blessings upon us in Ramadan. The Scholars talk about “al-takhalluq bi akhlaqillah” which means to embody the Beautiful Attributes of Allah (swt) as much as we can, as a means of coming closer to Him.
The Prophet also encouraged this when he said, “The one who does not show mercy, is not shown Mercy.”

So I look at the downpour of Allah’s blessings in Ramadan, His Mercy, Forgiveness, and Generosity, and then I look at the tragic events around us in America and abroad in the same month, and I can’t help but think—it’s time to share the wealth. It’s time to embody mercy, forgiveness and generosity and fight the shades of darkness we see.

Allah (swt) describes darkness in the Qur’an in the plural form, and light in the singular. “Allah is the protector of those who believe. He brings them out from darknesses into the light.” (2:257)

In the words of Ust. Abdelrahman Mussa,”It takes a huge effort to make sure that only darkness prevails. If even a crack is made, then light spills in. Layers of darkness are weaker than one ray of light.” (ipersonalenrichment.com)

Let us resolve to show mercy to those around us, forgive all those who have wronged us, and practice generosity with every relationship we have. Forgiveness, mercy, and generosity are all charities of the heart, and just as charity does not lessen one’s wealth, forgiveness, mercy, and generosity do not lessen or weaken one’s heart. Rather, they increase, strengthen and bless our hearts. They dignify us, and beautify our character even more. It’s not just the world that is in need of mercy, but we ourselves are in need of showing mercy.

We were taught by the Prophet, “Charity does not decrease wealth, and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in esteem.” (Muslim)

Let us try and embody His Attributes to a world that is desperately in need of them. This Ramadan, let us fight the darkness not just by lighting a candle, but by *being the light.*

Be the Light:

In the words of our beloved example of Mercy we pray, “O Allah, place within my heart light, and upon my tongue light, and within my ears light, and within my eyes light, and place behind me light and in front of me light and above me light and beneath me light. O Allah, bestow upon me light.”...

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If God Helps You, None Can Overcome You

Imam Suhaib Webb, Shaykha Muslema Purmul, and Shaykh Jamaal Diwan speak about our relationship with God at the MAS-ICNA 2012 Convention

Sister Muslema's talk starts at minute 15, and she tells of her experience of studying in Egypt at Al-Azhar with her husband Sheikh Jamaal Diwan:

http://www.suhaibwebb.com/relationships/withthedivine/if-god-helps-you-none-can-overcome-you/

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The Forbiddance of Anger

Shaykha Muslema Purmul talks in this video on how to control anger in explaining this hadith:

Hadith 16: http://40hadithnawawi.com/hadith16

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 Follow a Bad Deed with a Good Deed

Shaykha Muslema Purmul talks in this video reflects on one of the 40 Hadiths where Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, advised us on what to do after having committed a bad deed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kNcXhUUCZc


Hadith 18: http://40hadithnawawi.com/hadith18

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No Harming and No Reciprocating of Harm

Shaykha Muslema Purmul in this video reflects on one of the 40 Hadiths where Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, says that in Islam there should be no harm and no reciprocating of harm:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYNDlDOx8kc&feature=youtu.be

Hadith 32: http://40hadithnawawi.com/hadith32

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Significance of The 40 Nawawi Hadiths

Sister Muslema Purmul shares the significance of Imam Nawawi's Forty Hadiths

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Striving for Sincerity

Sister Muslema Purmul discusses sincerity, especially as it applies to Islamic work, and how, without sincerity, good actions can lead you in the wrong direction

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Miss Interdependent

Sister Muslema Purmul in this session of MSA West Convention together with sister
Maryam Amirebrahimi discuss women issues in Islam.

5 main points of women women as:


Worshipper
Organized learner
Monetarily responsible
Active in community contributor
Nurturing

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Qur'anic Mandate for a Peaceful World

Sister Muslema Purmul speaks on how our Islamic traditions teach us to be God conscious in the way we worship, eat, shop, etc. and not to waste.

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MAS-ICNA 2014 Convention: Reflections on Life, Knowledge & Belief

Sister Muslema Purmul gave this talk last December at the MAS-ICNA Convention in Chicago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iaLKS_NZ_U

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Three Tips for Your Life

Sister Muslema Purmul reflects on this Hadith:

Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said:

"Be conscious of Allah wherever you are, Follow the bad deed with a good one to erase it and engage people with beautiful character"

http://www.onislam.net/english/shariah/hadith/this-hadith/470635-tips-muslim-life-prophet-islam-happy-perfect.html

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