lastrealindians:

Throughout Brazil massive protests continue over the billions spent on the World Cup at the expense of education, housing, health care, and indigenous peoples land rights.

ryouta11:

European vs. American Football Coaches

ryouta11:

European vs. American Football Coaches

Journey on the train of Life

Life is like a journey on a train…
with its stations…
with changes of routes…
and with accidents !

We board this train when we are born and our parents are the ones who get our ticket.

We believe they will always travel on this train with us.

However, at some station our parents will get off the train, leaving us alone on this journey.

As time goes by, other passengers will board the train, many of whom will be significant - our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of our life.

Many will get off during the journey and leave a permanent vacuum in our lives.

Many will go so unnoticed that we won’t even know when they vacated their seats and got off the train !

This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, good-byes, and farewells.

A good journey is helping, loving, having a good relationship with all co passengers…
and making sure that we give our best to make their journey comfortable.

The mystery of this fabulous journey is ;
We do not know at which station we ourselves are going to get off.

So, we must live in the best way - adjust, forget, forgive, and offer the best of what we have.

It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to leave our seat… we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

witchsistah:

themamatproject:

reven-g-e:

fireandicewillsuffice:

beautiful-laserz:

thatarabgirl:

whatpath:

Yes, lets imagine a world WITHOUT MUSLIMS, shall we?
Without Muslims you wouldn’t have:
Coffee

Cameras


Experimental Physics


Chess


Soap


Shampoo


Perfume/spirits


Irrigation


Crank-shaft, internal combustion engine, valves, pistons


Combination locks


Architectural innovation (pointed arch -European Gothic cathedrals adopted this technique as it made the building much stronger, rose windows, dome buildings, round towers, etc.)


Surgical instruments


Anesthesia


Windmill


Treatment of Cowpox


Fountain pen


Numbering system


Algebra/Trigonometry


Modern Cryptology


3 course meal (soup, meat/fish, fruit/nuts)


Crystal glasses


Carpets


Checks


Gardens used for beauty and meditation instead of for herbs and kitchen.

University
Optics
Music
Toothbrush
Hospitals
Bathing
Quilting
Mariner’s Compass
Soft drinks
Pendulum
Braille
Cosmetics
Plastic surgery
Calligraphy
Manufacturing of paper and cloth
It was a Muslim who realized that light ENTERS our eyes, unlike the Greeks who thought we EMITTED rays, and so invented a camera from this discovery.
It was a Muslim who first tried to FLY in 852, even though it is the Wright Brothers who have taken the credit.
It was a Muslim by the name of Jabir ibn Hayyan who was known as the founder of modern Chemistry. He transformed alchemy into chemistry. He invented: distillation, purification, oxidation, evaporation, and filtration. He also discovered sulfuric and nitric acid.
It is a Muslim, by the name of Al-Jazari who is known as the father of robotics.
It was a Muslim who was the architect for Henry V’s castle.
It was a Muslim who invented hollow needles to suck cataracts from eyes, a technique still used today.
It was a Muslim who actually discovered inoculation, not Jenner and Pasteur to treat cowpox. The West just brought it over from Turkey
It was Muslims who contributed much to mathematics like Algebra and Trigonometry, which was imported over to Europe 300 years later to Fibonnaci and the rest.
It was Muslims who discovered that the Earth was round 500 years before Galileo did.
The list goes on………..
Just imagine a world without Muslims. Now I think you probably meant, JUST IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT TERRORISTS. And then I would agree, the world would definitely be a better place without those pieces of filth. But to hold a whole group responsible for the actions of a few is ignorant and racist. No one would ever expect Christians or White people to be held responsible for the acts of Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma bombing) or Andreas Brevik (Norway killing), or the gun man that shot Congresswoman Giffords in head, wounded 12 and killed 6 people, and rightly so because they had nothing to do with those incidents! Just like the rest of the 1.5 billion Muslims have nothing to do with this incident!
Sources:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-islamic-inventors-changed-the-world-469452.html
http://articles.cnn.com/2010-01-29/world/muslim.inventions_1_hassani-inventions-muslim?_s=PM:WORLD
http://www.ummahedinburgh.co.uk/radio/files/Muslim-Invention-Article.pdf

BURN :)

 Forever reblog.

Alhamdulillah. 

wow

Preach!!! 

That’s gotta hurt.


Lol read the replies.. brilliant. 👌👌👌👌👉

witchsistah:

themamatproject:

reven-g-e:

fireandicewillsuffice:

beautiful-laserz:

thatarabgirl:

whatpath:

Yes, lets imagine a world WITHOUT MUSLIMS, shall we?

Without Muslims you wouldn’t have:

  • Coffee
  • Cameras

  • Experimental Physics

  • Chess

  • Soap

  • Shampoo

  • Perfume/spirits

  • Irrigation

  • Crank-shaft, internal combustion engine, valves, pistons

  • Combination locks

  • Architectural innovation (pointed arch -European Gothic cathedrals adopted this technique as it made the building much stronger, rose windows, dome buildings, round towers, etc.)

  • Surgical instruments

  • Anesthesia

  • Windmill

  • Treatment of Cowpox

  • Fountain pen

  • Numbering system

  • Algebra/Trigonometry

  • Modern Cryptology

  • 3 course meal (soup, meat/fish, fruit/nuts)

  • Crystal glasses

  • Carpets

  • Checks

  • Gardens used for beauty and meditation instead of for herbs and kitchen.

  • University
  • Optics
  • Music
  • Toothbrush
  • Hospitals
  • Bathing
  • Quilting
  • Mariner’s Compass
  • Soft drinks
  • Pendulum
  • Braille
  • Cosmetics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Calligraphy
  • Manufacturing of paper and cloth

It was a Muslim who realized that light ENTERS our eyes, unlike the Greeks who thought we EMITTED rays, and so invented a camera from this discovery.

It was a Muslim who first tried to FLY in 852, even though it is the Wright Brothers who have taken the credit.

It was a Muslim by the name of Jabir ibn Hayyan who was known as the founder of modern Chemistry. He transformed alchemy into chemistry. He invented: distillation, purification, oxidation, evaporation, and filtration. He also discovered sulfuric and nitric acid.

It is a Muslim, by the name of Al-Jazari who is known as the father of robotics.

It was a Muslim who was the architect for Henry V’s castle.

It was a Muslim who invented hollow needles to suck cataracts from eyes, a technique still used today.

It was a Muslim who actually discovered inoculation, not Jenner and Pasteur to treat cowpox. The West just brought it over from Turkey

It was Muslims who contributed much to mathematics like Algebra and Trigonometry, which was imported over to Europe 300 years later to Fibonnaci and the rest.

It was Muslims who discovered that the Earth was round 500 years before Galileo did.

The list goes on………..

Just imagine a world without Muslims. Now I think you probably meant, JUST IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT TERRORISTS. And then I would agree, the world would definitely be a better place without those pieces of filth. But to hold a whole group responsible for the actions of a few is ignorant and racist. No one would ever expect Christians or White people to be held responsible for the acts of Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma bombing) or Andreas Brevik (Norway killing), or the gun man that shot Congresswoman Giffords in head, wounded 12 and killed 6 people, and rightly so because they had nothing to do with those incidents! Just like the rest of the 1.5 billion Muslims have nothing to do with this incident!

Sources:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-islamic-inventors-changed-the-world-469452.html

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-01-29/world/muslim.inventions_1_hassani-inventions-muslim?_s=PM:WORLD

http://www.ummahedinburgh.co.uk/radio/files/Muslim-Invention-Article.pdf

BURN :)

 Forever reblog.

Alhamdulillah. 

wow

Preach!!! 

That’s gotta hurt.

Lol read the replies.. brilliant. 👌👌👌👌👉

storiesofthesahabah:

THE MARTYRS. THE MUJAHIDEEN.
Do you know them? Do you care about them? Do you even think about them?
Most of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum were martyrs, the thing that really moves you about them is their willingness to go venture to the Path of Allaah Azza Wa Jall, their self-sacrifice for the virtue of this Path, their piety and consistent battling against those who want to destroy Islam, indeed these were the guardians.
No story of a Sahabi leaves me unmoved, it always brings me to tears and gives my heart filled with hope and strength of guarding my belief, guarding my religion.
Today, this feeling reminisced with me.
I was informed that a good brother in deen was martyred in Syria and my heart just felt this indescribable feeling, everything just bombarded me, i was like reading a page, an excerpt from the stories of the Sahabah, it wasn’t that detailed but the feeling was exactly same.
I know millions of people die everyday, sisters are being raped across the globe, Muslims are being killed and slaughtered, and yes, we hurt for the way they are being treated even if we do not know them we are hurting, but today was just different, maybe because I have known the person who is being talked about today.
Indeed this life is just journey back to our Lord, and we should all strive to make the day we meet him the most beautiful day in our lives.
It was such a shocking news, but as i look back, this was his calling, and this was his destiny, it was written for him, and somehow he knew this. he knew as he step foot in that blessed place, he may not come back to his family and this just reminded me of these beautiful words from Allaah Azza Wa Jall:
[1] Abdullah Ibn Umar Radiyallahu Anhu reported from Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi wassalaam in one of the Hadith Qudsi narrated by him that his Rabb Tabaraka wa Ta a’ala has said;
"Any slave from amongst My slaves goes out as a Mujahid in My Path, only to please Me, I guarantee that either I shall return him back with a reward and captured enemy assets, or if I recall his soul, then I will forgive him, bless him and send him to Paradise."
~Yes, i know tears might be falling from your eyes now.~
We may know a lot of people, we may have spoken to many but why whenever we hear someone was martyred our hearts just feel that indescribable feeling, that our eyes cry but deep in our hearts we are rejoicing because we know that these martyred people come back to their Lord, well honored and then we feel such blessings that Allaah Azza Wa Jall made us know such blessed people and become one of their companions in this dunya. subhan’Allaah.
And why do i say we are blessed to have them entered our lives? Please find a solemn time to read and understand the next following lines…
Allaah Azza Wa Jall says in the Qur’an;
[2] "Those who believed and left their homes, and strove for the cause of Allaah, and those who gave them shelter, and helped them; these are the believers in truth. For them, is forgiveness, and a bountiful provision."
[3] "Those who believe, and have migrated, and striven hard with their wealth and their lives in Allaah’s way, have the highest rank in Allaah’s sight. These are those who are successful.
Their Rabb gives them good tidings of Mercy from Him, and pleasurable acceptance, and gardens where everlasting delights will be theirs.
They will dwell therein forever. Verily, with Allaah is a great reward.”
[4] "The (true) believers are those who only believe in Allaah and His Messenger and afterwards doubt not, but strive with their wealth and their lives for the cause of Allaah. Such are the truthful."
and His Beloved Messenger Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi wassalaam also said about these people;
[5] "Whosoever’s feet become dusty in the Path of Allaah Azza Wa Jall; Allaah Azza Wa Jall will prohibit those feet from Hell-Fire."
[6] "A day spent in the Path of Allaah is better than a thousand other days."
[7] "Your striving in the Path of Allaah for a short while, is far better than your good deeds of the whole life staying with your family."
[8] "One who meets Allaah, without a mark of Jihad, he will meet Allaah with a flaw in him."
Note: The mark of Jihad includes, for example, a wound on the body, or dust settled in the Path of Allaah, or marks on the body while rendering his services.
[9] "Three people and who are under Allaah’s protection. If alive, they are sustained and looked after, and if they die, Allaah will send them to Paradise. 1. One who enters his house and offers Salaam, he is under Allaah’s guarantee; 2. One who goes to the masjid, he is under Allaah’s guarantee; 3. One who goes out in the Path of Allaah, he is under Allaah’s guarantee.”
[10] "The deed which brings one closest to Allaah Azza Wa Jall is to strive in the Path of Allaah. No other good deed can be better than Jihad itself in getting Allaah’s closeness."
Subhan’Allaah. Subhan’Allaah. Subhan’Allaah.
Indeed, hundreds of brothers and sisters are being martyred in Syria, so do hundreds of ours are being blessed and honored by Allaah Azza Wa Jall.
Umar Ibn Al Khattab Radiyallahu Anhu who was one of the greatest caliph of Islam, had such love for martyrdom. Indeed he was a great Mu’min of Allaah. We all know through out the story of his life, during the time of his caliphate, he always made a du’a saying; “Allahumma ruziqniy shahaadah,(O Allah, provide me with martyrdom.)” both publicly and privately. And indeed, Allaah has heard him and honored him with it. Everday Allaah Azza Wa Jall blesses us with an opportunity to make a dua and call upon him, it is but upon us on which words would we ask of Him… So next time you meet and get to know someone, virtually or in real life, know that Allaah Azza Wa Jall has brought them to you for a reason, and as to brother Ifthekar who had been a good big brother to me, i now know that Allaah Azza Wa Jall brought him to me to inspire me, i may not be among his “friends” but i know i was among those whom he have shared beneficial words and wisdom with, and with that i know Allaah Azza Wa Jall has blessed me with a great companion in this dunya.
One thing i’ll never forget about him would be that he embodied these very words of Muhammad sallallahu allaihi wassalaam through his life; [11] "The deeds that are best are Offering Salat on time; kindness to parents; and Jihad in the Path of Allaah." He was a good Muslim, a very loving son to his parents and at the end ventured to the Path of Allaah, well honored. Alhamdulillaah. So fly high, our green bird, fly and roam around the highest ranks of Jannah our dearest brother Ifthekar. _____
and i ask all of those who read this, to please spare some time on making du’a for our brother Ifthekar, that Allaah Azza Wa Jall forgives his sins and grant him Jannah and for his family and friends to be able to cope up on this hard time and also for all the martyrs and the state of our Ummah. Amin. May Allaah Azza Wa Jall reward you all. Amin. Zohayma ______
F.N [1] Musnad Ahmad [2] Qur’aan 8:74 [3] Qur’aan 9:20-22 [4] Qur’aan 49:15 [5] Musnad Ahmad [6] Nasai [7] Mustadrak Hakim [8] Tirmidhi | Sharh ut Tibi [9] Ibn Hibban [10] Bukhari | Jama-us-Saghur [11] Bukhari

storiesofthesahabah:

THE MARTYRS. THE MUJAHIDEEN.

Do you know them? Do you care about them? Do you even think about them?

Most of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum were martyrs, the thing that really moves you about them is their willingness to go venture to the Path of Allaah Azza Wa Jall, their self-sacrifice for the virtue of this Path, their piety and consistent battling against those who want to destroy Islam, indeed these were the guardians.

No story of a Sahabi leaves me unmoved, it always brings me to tears and gives my heart filled with hope and strength of guarding my belief, guarding my religion.

Today, this feeling reminisced with me.

I was informed that a good brother in deen was martyred in Syria and my heart just felt this indescribable feeling, everything just bombarded me, i was like reading a page, an excerpt from the stories of the Sahabah, it wasn’t that detailed but the feeling was exactly same.

I know millions of people die everyday, sisters are being raped across the globe, Muslims are being killed and slaughtered, and yes, we hurt for the way they are being treated even if we do not know them we are hurting, but today was just different, maybe because I have known the person who is being talked about today.

Indeed this life is just journey back to our Lord, and we should all strive to make the day we meet him the most beautiful day in our lives.

It was such a shocking news, but as i look back, this was his calling, and this was his destiny, it was written for him, and somehow he knew this. he knew as he step foot in that blessed place, he may not come back to his family and this just reminded me of these beautiful words from Allaah Azza Wa Jall:

[1] Abdullah Ibn Umar Radiyallahu Anhu reported from Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi wassalaam in one of the Hadith Qudsi narrated by him that his Rabb Tabaraka wa Ta a’ala has said;

"Any slave from amongst My slaves goes out as a Mujahid in My Path, only to please Me, I guarantee that either I shall return him back with a reward and captured enemy assets, or if I recall his soul, then I will forgive him, bless him and send him to Paradise."

~Yes, i know tears might be falling from your eyes now.~

We may know a lot of people, we may have spoken to many but why whenever we hear someone was martyred our hearts just feel that indescribable feeling, that our eyes cry but deep in our hearts we are rejoicing because we know that these martyred people come back to their Lord, well honored and then we feel such blessings that Allaah Azza Wa Jall made us know such blessed people and become one of their companions in this dunya. subhan’Allaah.

And why do i say we are blessed to have them entered our lives? Please find a solemn time to read and understand the next following lines…

Allaah Azza Wa Jall says in the Qur’an;

[2] "Those who believed and left their homes, and strove for the cause of Allaah, and those who gave them shelter, and helped them; these are the believers in truth. For them, is forgiveness, and a bountiful provision."

[3] "Those who believe, and have migrated, and striven hard with their wealth and their lives in Allaah’s way, have the highest rank in Allaah’s sight. These are those who are successful.

Their Rabb gives them good tidings of Mercy from Him, and pleasurable acceptance, and gardens where everlasting delights will be theirs.

They will dwell therein forever. Verily, with Allaah is a great reward.”

[4] "The (true) believers are those who only believe in Allaah and His Messenger and afterwards doubt not, but strive with their wealth and their lives for the cause of Allaah. Such are the truthful."

and His Beloved Messenger Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi wassalaam also said about these people;

[5] "Whosoever’s feet become dusty in the Path of Allaah Azza Wa Jall; Allaah Azza Wa Jall will prohibit those feet from Hell-Fire."

[6] "A day spent in the Path of Allaah is better than a thousand other days."

[7] "Your striving in the Path of Allaah for a short while, is far better than your good deeds of the whole life staying with your family."

[8] "One who meets Allaah, without a mark of Jihad, he will meet Allaah with a flaw in him."

Note: The mark of Jihad includes, for example, a wound on the body, or dust settled in the Path of Allaah, or marks on the body while rendering his services.

[9] "Three people and who are under Allaah’s protection. If alive, they are sustained and looked after, and if they die, Allaah will send them to Paradise.

1. One who enters his house and offers Salaam, he is under Allaah’s guarantee;
2. One who goes to the masjid, he is under Allaah’s guarantee;
3. One who goes out in the Path of Allaah, he is under Allaah’s guarantee.”

[10] "The deed which brings one closest to Allaah Azza Wa Jall is to strive in the Path of Allaah. No other good deed can be better than Jihad itself in getting Allaah’s closeness."

Subhan’Allaah. Subhan’Allaah. Subhan’Allaah.

Indeed, hundreds of brothers and sisters are being martyred in Syria, so do hundreds of ours are being blessed and honored by Allaah Azza Wa Jall.

Umar Ibn Al Khattab Radiyallahu Anhu who was one of the greatest caliph of Islam, had such love for martyrdom. Indeed he was a great Mu’min of Allaah. We all know through out the story of his life, during the time of his caliphate, he always made a du’a saying; “Allahumma ruziqniy shahaadah,(O Allah, provide me with martyrdom.)” both publicly and privately. And indeed, Allaah has heard him and honored him with it.
Everday Allaah Azza Wa Jall blesses us with an opportunity to make a dua and call upon him, it is but upon us on which words would we ask of Him…

So next time you meet and get to know someone, virtually or in real life, know that Allaah Azza Wa Jall has brought them to you for a reason, and as to brother Ifthekar who had been a good big brother to me, i now know that Allaah Azza Wa Jall brought him to me to inspire me, i may not be among his “friends” but i know i was among those whom he have shared beneficial words and wisdom with, and with that i know Allaah Azza Wa Jall has blessed me with a great companion in this dunya.

One thing i’ll never forget about him would be that he embodied these very words of Muhammad sallallahu allaihi wassalaam through his life;

[11] "The deeds that are best are Offering Salat on time; kindness to parents; and Jihad in the Path of Allaah."

He was a good Muslim, a very loving son to his parents and at the end ventured to the Path of Allaah, well honored. Alhamdulillaah.

So fly high, our green bird, fly and roam around the highest ranks of Jannah our dearest brother Ifthekar.
_____

and i ask all of those who read this, to please spare some time on making du’a for our brother Ifthekar, that Allaah Azza Wa Jall forgives his sins and grant him Jannah and for his family and friends to be able to cope up on this hard time and also for all the martyrs and the state of our Ummah. Amin.

May Allaah Azza Wa Jall reward you all. Amin.

Zohayma
______

F.N

[1] Musnad Ahmad
[2] Qur’aan 8:74 
[3] Qur’aan 9:20-22 
[4] Qur’aan 49:15 
[5] Musnad Ahmad
[6] Nasai
[7] Mustadrak Hakim
[8] Tirmidhi | Sharh ut Tibi
[9] Ibn Hibban
[10] Bukhari | Jama-us-Saghur
[11] Bukhari

Abu ‘Abdurrahman al-Biritani

muwahideen:

Make Du’aa for this brother as two days ago during the battle of Deer az-Zoor he was martyred. Those who know him i ask you to inform his family and in shaa Allah as soon as i can i will givbe them full details. Make Du’aa Allah accepts him and now he is in Jannah with the Hoor. :)

Forgive me for not posting as i have been injured during the battle from a bullet wound. My foot is fractured but al-Hamdu lillah all is good make Du’aa for us.

Your brothers in Dawlah

Put your phone down or one day you will look up and find yourself in an old age home and all the people you cared about long gone… #addicted #technology #foamo

Put your phone down or one day you will look up and find yourself in an old age home and all the people you cared about long gone… #addicted #technology #foamo

True beauty is Light of the heart. We know that Allah will not judge us by our body shape or outer appearance but by the content of our hearts…& that which brings light to your heart is the Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah)  Once all the makeup has been washed away & age slowly takes effect..The only  beauty that will remain is the beauty of the heart …

True beauty is Light of the heart. We know that Allah will not judge us by our body shape or outer appearance but by the content of our hearts…& that which brings light to your heart is the Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah) Once all the makeup has been washed away & age slowly takes effect..The only beauty that will remain is the beauty of the heart …

heartz-unspoken:

A great enlightening recent video on the progress of Mujahideen in Shaam, specifically ISIS. Featuring brotherhood between the Ikhwa, The school and education program, Care for the children, Fun & Game sessions for the people, Da’wah Conferences, Social Services, Many of the Fighters praising the Amir, and leaders of the tribes giving Ba’yah to the Amir of ISIS, ash-Sheikh Abu Bakr Al-Bagdhadi Al-Qurayshi [Hafidhahullah]

Sleep…

Allah describes sleep as a blessing from Him. He says in the Qur’an:

“And We made your sleep a rest for you.” [Surah al-Naba’: 9]

“And remember when He made slumber fall upon you as a reassurance from Him.” [Surah al-Anfal: 11]

“It is Allah who has made the night for you, that you may rest therein, and the days as that which helps you to see. Verily Allah is full of grace and bounty to humanity, yet most people give no thanks.” [Surah Ghafir: 61]

Sleep is not only described as a blessing bestowed upon the people, but also as a testament to Allah’s creative ability. Consider where Allah says:

“He it is who gathers up your souls at night and knows all that you do by day. Then He raises you up again, so that the term appointed for you (on Earth) may be accomplished. And afterward unto Him is your return. Then He will proclaim to you what you used to do.” [Surah al-An`am: 60]

“Allah takes the souls at the time of their death, as well as (the souls of) those who die not, during their sleep. Then He withholds those on whom He has passed the decree of death and sends the others back until an appointed term. Most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect.” [Surah al-Zumar: 42]

Yes, sleep is His creation, and it has its marvels. A sleeping person drifts away from his consciousness and reason, only to be fully restored to his rational faculties upon waking, refreshed and revitalised.

A sleeping person can see the strangest and most amazing things, things that a waking person could never possibly see. Our ability to dream is another of Allah’s blessings, and another sign of His greatness.

We can appreciate the importance of sleep if we consider that Allah guided His Messenger (peace be upon him) regarding the etiquettes of sleeping, like being in a state of purity and lying on his right side. (As for facing the qiblah, this is actually not established by the Sunnah.)

Likewise, a number of remembrances and supplications are prescribed for sleeping. The Prophet (peace be upon him) instructed `Ali b. Abi Talib and Fatimah to say “Subhan Allah” 33 times, “al-Hamdu Lillah” 33 times, and “Allah Akbar” 33 times. He informed them that doing so will remove their fatigue and revitalize them, and said: “It is better than having a servant.” [Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim]

Our generation is sometimes accused of being “the sleeping generation”. Most of us certainly do not need to sleep more than we already do. Nevertheless, we must respect our need to sleep by observing the etiquettes and approaches to sleep that will maximise the benefit that we get from it. This, in turn, helps us manage stress and makes our waking hours more productive.

It is a mistake to dismiss the importance of sleep. We all need it, and we all get our daily quota of sleep. Therefore, it is wrong that we make light of the subject of sleep and disdain reading or speaking about it, as if it were something superfluous.

In order to sleep better, we should first relax a bit. We need to unwind from the pressures, worries, and distresses of the day. We need to end the day on a note of forgiveness and with a few moments of tenderness with our families. We need to recite our remembrances of Allah and rid our hearts of all our animosities. We should not lay our heads down on our pillows with resentfulness in our hearts and angry thoughts in our minds. We should make our last thoughts of the day positive ones.

By Shaykh Salman al-Oadah