What Counts:

Is not the colour of your skin but the color of your character;
Is not the language that you speak but the words that you use;
Is not where you live but how you live;
Is not how much you earn but what you do to earn it;
Is not where you are but how you got here;
Is not that you are a human being but the kind of human being you are.

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Dua List (For Ramadan)

1 Sincerity

2 Good Character

3 To be generous

4 Contentment

5 Jannatul Firdaws

6 Protection from punishment of the grave

7 Protection from punishment of the fire

8 Allah’s pleasure

9 Refuge from Allah’s wrath

10 Purification of heart

11 Allah’s love

12 Refuge from laziness and procrastination

13 To be heedful

14 Allah’s forgiveness

15 Guidance

16 To be humble

17 To be truthful in words and deeds

18 Righteous Company

19 To be grateful

20 Istiqaamah (steadfastness)

21 Refuge from arrogance

22 To have husn-ath-than (good assumptions/thoughts) concerning Allah and people

23 Strong memory

24 To be forgiving

25 To be courageous

26 Protection from ar-riyaa, as-sumu’, and al-‘ujub

27 To love Allah and His messenger (SAW) more than everyone and everything, including myself

28 For the Quran to be a proof for me and not against me

29 Protection from hypocrisy and doubts

30 To be well-wishing and want the best for all humans

31 To have hayaa with Allah and people

32 To constantly seek forgiveness for apparent and hidden faults/sins

33 To prefer the hereafter over the dunya

34 To never become satisified with the good deeds that I do

35 To be grateful to Allah for any good deed that I do

36 To always ask Allah to accept my deeds

37 To overcome my soul

38To speak only that which pleases Allah

39 To never despair

40 For the best in this world and the hereafter

41 To practise what I preach

42 For my last words to be ‘La ilaha illa Allah.’

43 To never stop on working on the betterment of myself

44 For Allah to grant all my loved ones all that I have asked for.

45 For Allah to mercy on my parents as they have had mercy on me.

46 For Allah to protect my parents from the fire and grant them residence in the highest dwellings in Paradise.

47 For Allah to make me among those who enter Paradise without account.

48 For Allah to grant me all the good things which the Prophet (SAW) asked for, and for Allah to protect me from all the things the Prophet (SAW) sought refuge from.

49 To have the characteristics of the believers, as described in the Quran.

50 For Allah to grant peace and safety to my Muslim brethren in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, and all other countries. For Allah to protect them from the oppressors. 

51 Peace for all humans.

Ramadan Kareem :)



And Sudan.

And Sudan.

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Mothers, especially, bind their stomachs to lessen hunger pangs: ‘Only the rich around here don’t tie a rope in times like this,’ says Zippora Mbungo (above) of Makima, Kenya…
“I tie this rope around my waist to hold my stomach in and avoid feeling hungry. Most of the time we have very little food, so I give it to my grandchildren first, leaving little or nothing for me. That is why I tie this rope around me. Only the rich people around here don’t tie a rope in times like this.This is one of the worst droughts I have ever seen in my life.”
-86-year-old grandmother from Makima, Kenya, told the agency’s workers..
“This practice shows just how desperately hungry women are. But it can be lethal – women have died after suddenly untying their stomachs once food is available.”
-Philip Kilonzo, of ActionAid Kenya..

Mothers, especially, bind their stomachs to lessen hunger pangs: ‘Only the rich around here don’t tie a rope in times like this,’ says Zippora Mbungo (above) of Makima, Kenya…

“I tie this rope around my waist to hold my stomach in and avoid feeling hungry. Most of the time we have very little food, so I give it to my grandchildren first, leaving little or nothing for me. That is why I tie this rope around me. Only the rich people around here don’t tie a rope in times like this.This is one of the worst droughts I have ever seen in my life.”

-86-year-old grandmother from Makima, Kenya, told the agency’s workers..

This practice shows just how desperately hungry women are. But it can be lethal – women have died after suddenly untying their stomachs once food is available.”

-Philip Kilonzo, of ActionAid Kenya..


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Even the most valuable jewel on earth doesn’t shine as brightly as the woman who knows her worth. 

Even the most valuable jewel on earth doesn’t shine as brightly as the woman who knows her worth. 



10 Things We Waste
Our Knowledge: Wasted by not taking action with it
Our Actions: Wasted by committing them without sincerity.
Our Wealth: Wasted by using on things that will not bring us ajr (reward from Allah). We waste our money, our status, our authority, on things which have no benefit in this life or in akhirah (hereafter).
Our Hearts: Wasted because they are empty from the love of Allah, and the feeling of longing to go to Him, and a feeling of peace and contentment. In it’s place, our hearts are filled with something or someoneelse.
Our Bodies: Wasted because we don’t use them in ibadah (worship) and service of Allah.
Our Love: Our emotional love is misdirected, not towards Allah, but towards something/someone else.
Our Time: Wasted, not used properly, to compensate for that which has passed, by doing what is righteous to make up for past deeds.
Our Intellect: Wasted on things that are not beneficial, that are detrimental to society and the individual, not in contemplation or reflection.
Our Service: Wasted in service of someone who will not bring us closer to Allah, or benefit in dunyaa
Our Dhikr (Remembrence of Allah) : Wasted, because it does not effect us or our hearts.
-Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

10 Things We Waste

  1. Our Knowledge: Wasted by not taking action with it
  2. Our Actions: Wasted by committing them without sincerity.
  3. Our Wealth: Wasted by using on things that will not bring us ajr (reward from Allah). We waste our money, our status, our authority, on things which have no benefit in this life or in akhirah (hereafter).
  4. Our Hearts: Wasted because they are empty from the love of Allah, and the feeling of longing to go to Him, and a feeling of peace and contentment. In it’s place, our hearts are filled with something or someoneelse.
  5. Our Bodies: Wasted because we don’t use them in ibadah (worship) and service of Allah.
  6. Our Love: Our emotional love is misdirected, not towards Allah, but towards something/someone else.
  7. Our Time: Wasted, not used properly, to compensate for that which has passed, by doing what is righteous to make up for past deeds.
  8. Our Intellect: Wasted on things that are not beneficial, that are detrimental to society and the individual, not in contemplation or reflection.
  9. Our Service: Wasted in service of someone who will not bring us closer to Allah, or benefit in dunyaa
  10. Our Dhikr (Remembrence of Allah) : Wasted, because it does not effect us or our hearts.


-Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

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People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the  sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed  only if there is a light from within.

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.