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    Remember Yusuf

    When you're feeling sad
    And all alone
    No family or company
    To call your own

    Always think good
    Of your Lord - Allah
    Recite, reflect
    On Surah Duha

    Your Lord never abandoned
    And does not hate
    He knows the reality
    Of your state

    He knows your strengths
    And what you can bear
    Compassion, so vast
    And never unfair

    Say Alhamdulillah
    And do not cease
    Sight, hearing, intellect
    May your blessings increase

    Forgiven or raised
    For even the prick of a thorn
    So in the end you'll be sinless
    Like when you were born

    Remember the prophets
    Suffered test upon test
    Heartbroken, mistreated
    And they were the best

    Reflect on Surah Yusuf
    How distressing was his state
    Continually tested
    And...
    Allah's love for him is great.

    You are my Protecting Friend
    In this world and the next
    Make me die as a Muslim
    And join me with the best.




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    I called it Remember Yusuf because: although other prophets ('alayhim salam) were greatly tested too - Yusuf's ('alayhi salam) story is in the Qur'an - showing how he was tested with one severe trial to the next, and in the end he saw how Allah elevated him - and also made his dream come true. And if we just look at the trials we only see tormenting hurt and sorrow. But we are told the reality: that ALL the time, ALL along, Allah was with him and cared for him, setting him up for something SO incredible in this life and the next. We are shown just how beautiful Yusuf ('alayhi salam) was, and now we all love him too!

    I imagine when Yusuf ('alayhi salam) made his Du'a to Allah in the end, that perhaps he felt such a deeeep love for and closeness to Allah; his heart full of gratitude, so touched by Allah's sheer Beauty and Compassion. I imagine he made that Du'a with tears of awe pouring out, wallahu a'lam.


    Hence, 'Remember Yusuf' when you feel overwhelmed.

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    No believer is pricked by a thorn or more, except that Allah will raise him one degree in status or He will erase a sin. - Sahih Muslim

    The slave [of Allah] will continue to be tested until he is left walking upon the earth sinless. - Al-Tirmidhi


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  • #2
    Beautiful poem Allahumma Baarik

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    • #3
      Jazakallah Khair sis. A really beneficial and touching reminder
      وَاقْصِدْ فِي مَشْيِكَ وَاغْضُضْ مِن صَوْتِكَ ۚ إِنَّ أَنكَرَ الْأَصْوَاتِ لَصَوْتُ الْحَمِيرِ - 31:19

      And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; indeed, the most disagreeable of sounds is the voice of donkeys."


      أَلَمْ تَرَوْا أَنَّ اللَّهَ سَخَّرَ لَكُم مَّا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَأَسْبَغَ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعَمَهُ ظَاهِرَةً وَبَاطِنَةً ۗ وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يُجَادِلُ فِي اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ وَلَا هُدًى وَلَا كِتَابٍ مُّنِيرٍ - 31:20

      Do you not see that Allah has made subject to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth and amply bestowed upon you His favors, [both] apparent and unapparent? But of the people is he who disputes about Allah without knowledge or guidance or an enlightening Book [from Him].


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      • #4
        Masha'Allah
        "Had Allah lifted the veil for his slave and shown him how He handles his affairs for him, and how Allah is more keen for the benefit of the slave than his own self, his heart would have melted out of the love for Allah and would have been torn to pieces out of thankfulness to Allah. Therefore if the pains of this world tire you do not grieve. For it may be that Allah wishes to hear your voice by way of duaa. So pour out your desires in prostration and forget about it and know; that verily Allah does not forget it."
        - Ibn al Qayyim (rahimahullah)

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