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The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.

-Psalm 37:23

Sometimes God will inconvenience you in order to help somebody else. Instead of getting frustrated when our plans don’t work out, we need to remember that it’s not all about us. “I don’t like my job. The people are so negative. When is God going to move me out?” Maybe God has you there on purpose to let your light shine and be a good influence on them.

Quit fighting everything you don’t like. If God has you there, He’s ordered your steps. It may be uncomfortable, but instead of resisting it, trying to pray it away, why don’t you embrace it? Say, “God, this is where You have me right now, so I’m going to be my best. I may not like it, but I know a secret: it’s all good.” If you’ll stay in faith, everything that was meant to stop you, God is going to use to push you forward. He’s bringing it all together right now.

Father, thank You that You never allow anything out of which You can’t bring good. Thank You that You purposefully order my steps in the way that is best for me. I believe that You have me right where You want me this week, and it’ll work for me throughout this week. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Ask God to make these words of his meaningful to you. I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future. –Jeremiah 29:11

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The Miracle of the Splitting of the Moon

Despite the fact that polytheists witnessed all sorts of miracles that confirmed our Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) cause, they continued their denial and stubbornness; they did not accept his truth. They were only deceiving themselves and other people by desiring to find faults with and belittling every miracle they saw as well as attempting to make these miracles seem small and simple. From time to time, they would make seemingly impossible requests, with the intention of troubling our Holy Prophet (PBUH).They would say, “If you truly are an appointed prophet of Allah, then do this-and-this and show this-and-that so that we can see.”

Their intention was not to testify to truth when making these requests; it was to cause difficulty for our Holy Prophet (PBUH). Nonetheless, Allah never left His Beloved Messenger (PBUH) in a quandary and never ceased protecting and assisting him.

One day, a group from among the leading figures that included Abu Jahl and Walid bin Mughira came to our Holy Prophet (PBUH) and said, “If you truly are a Prophet that has been appointed by Allah, then split the moon in half. Let it be in such a way that one half will appear over the Mount Abu Qubais and the other half will be seen over Mount Quayqan.”

“If I am able to do this then will you become Muslims?” asked our Holy Prophet (PBUH) to which they replied, “Yes we will.”

It is a prophet’s duty to request to show a miracle in order to prove the truth and justness of his cause whereas Allah is the One Who creates this miracle.

It was a full moon, meaning that it was on the 14th night, when the moon is in its most beautiful state.

The Master of the Universe (PBUH), who acted in accordance with the will and orders of Allah, pointed towards the moon with his index finger.

This prophetic indication sufficed to split the moon in half in such a way that one half stood over Mount Abu Qubais and the other half was seen over Mount Quayqan just as the polytheists had wanted.

Our Holy Prophet (PBUH) shouted, “Bear witness! Bear witness!” to the crowd that was present. 

The polytheists did not forgo their stubbornness in the face of such a conspicuous miracle. They further tried to deceive and comfort themselves by making a groundless misinterpretation, “This is one of the spells of Abu Kabsha’s Son.” Of course, they could not deny an incident that happened right before their eyes. Since they were unable to deny it, they were obliged to say that it was a “spell”!

Those Who Came From the Surroundings Reported the Same Circumstance

The polytheists, who called one of our Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) conspicuous miracles a spell so as to disaffirm his cause, spoke with one another:

“If Muhammad cast a spell, then it could not have covered the entire world! Let us ask the wayfarers who came from the surrounding areas if they saw what we saw.” 

They asked those who came from the surrounding areas. They admitted that they had seen same thing.

Despite all this, the polytheists whose souls and hearts had decayed from the filth of disbelief did not believe although they had promised to become believers. They did not go to the source of eternal happiness and instead said,

“Abu Talib’s orphan affected the sky with his spell!” 

Upon the denial of this bright miracle of the Prophet by the polytheists, God Almighty stated that it took place and that they insisted on being unbelievers and liars as follows:

“The hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder. But if they see a Sign, they turn away, and say:

“This is (but) transient magic.”

“They reject (the warning) and follow their (own) lusts but every matter has its appointed time.” 

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SAHIH al-BUKHARI : Fasting: Hadith 90

Narrated By Abu Aiyub from Juwairiya bint Al-Harith : The Prophet visited her (Juwairiya) on a Friday and she was fasting. He asked her, “Did you fast yesterday?” She said, “No.” He said, “Do you intend to fast tomorrow?” She said, “No.” He said, “Then break your fast.” Through another series of narrators, Abu Aiyub is reported to have said, “He ordered her and she broke her fast.”


SAHIH al-BUKHARI : Fasting: Hadith 90/107

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All this talk about advent wreaths and @woolandflax ’s input on this during the past days has really gotten me to go there earnestly this year.

Today I actually really truly wound my first advent wreath!!! 😀🌲🕯

That was a really big step towards adult life for me and unfortunately my mother didn’t recognize it and the importance it held to me. It was truly a big moment for me and it moved me. She did tell me how to wind it though. So here’s my little masterpiece and tomorrow I’ll decorate it. The candles are a bit makeshift because they didn’t have the right kind of candle holders that I needed, so I improvised. But at least it has the pink candle for Gaudete Sunday and I’m trying to learn so much on how to incorporate the Catholic traditions. I put those little twigs in on purpose because I wanted it to look more venturesome. 😎😉 Will post an update with a picture tomorrow.

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Riyad as-Salihin, The Book of Dress, Book 3, Hadith 16

Chapter: The Description of the Length of the Qamees’ Sleeves, the End of the Turban, and Prohibition of Wearing Long Garments Out of Pride and Undesirability of Wearing Them Without Pride

Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, “There are three to whom Allah will neither speak on the Day of Resurrection nor will look at them nor purify them (i.e., of their sins), and they will be severely tormented.” When he repeated this (statement) thrice, Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him) said: “They are doomed and destroyed! (But) who are they, O Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)?” He said, “One whose lower garment trails, one who boasts of kindness shown to another; and one who promotes sale of his business by taking false oaths.”

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A poem by grandson Ethan

I pray for you to hold me one day, I pray to feel your warmth, like how I feel the warmth of the sun. I want to be held tighter then the earth to the sky. Your eyes are like the everlasting beauty of the ocean. Your hands are softer then the silkiest of silk. Your beauty is more beautiful then then stars. I love you more then there’s matter in the universe, and I hope you love me just as much. When you look at me you make me feel love, when you hold me you make me feel love. Love if everything I want from you, and that’s all I need from you. My love for you can never be broken, and I hope you feel the same.


Ethan Eldred

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I declare that I will dwell in the shelter in the most High God.
I declare that I will find rest in the shadow of the almighty.
I declare that I God is my refuge and my fortress.
I declare that I that you are my God in whom I trust and with great confidence in whom I rely.
I declare that God will rescue me from every trap and protect me from every disease.
I declare that I am covered and protected by His outstretched arms.
I declare that God’s faithful promises are my armour and protection.
I declare that I will not be afraid of the terrors of the night nor the arrows of the day.
I declare that I will not dread any disease that stalks in the darkness nor any disaster that strikes at midday.
I declare that because God is my refuge and the almighty God of my home, no evil can befall me and no plague can come near my dwelling.
I declare that God has ordered His angels to guard, defend, protect me and my house.
I declare that God’s army of heaven will keep me from falling, I will walk unharmed and kick anything that is evil from my path.
I declare that because of God’s love for me, I will call upon Him, He will set me above all my troubles, He will deliver me from all my fears, He will honour me with His presence and power.
I declare that He will reward me with long life and He will show me His salvation.

I am Psalms 91 equipped in the name of Jesus.

From Creflo Dollar

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Everyday Sahabah: Khalifa Ali bin Abu Talib (RA):PART 313

The Battle of Nahrawan

Ali marched with forces to Nahrawan. Reaching Nahrawan Ali planted a standard on the ground, and declared that those who came under the standard would have amnesty and safe conduct. Some persons deserted the Kharijite camp and were allowed amnesty and safe conduct to their houses. Thereafter Ali sent a message to the Kharijite asking them that should surrender the persons who were guilty of killing Abdullah b Khabab and other Muslims. The Kharijite refused to surrender any person, and declared that they would consider it to be a virtue to fight against Ali and his forces.


Ali marshaled his force and launched an attack against the Kharijites, with the battle cry “on to paradise,” the Kharijites rushed on their troops of Ali. The Kharijites hardly numbered four thousand, while the troops Ali numbered about fifty thousand. The Kharijites fought desperately and frantically but they were outnumbered by the forces of Ali. Out of four thousand Kharijites, only two or three dozen Kharijites escaped; the rest were killed.


Ali won a decisive victory at Nahrawan, but it proved to be a hollow and fatal victory, which diverted Ali from his main war against Muawiyah. After the victory of Nahrawan, Ali felt that the victory would raise the morale of his people. That was however, not to be the case. Ali wanted that from Nahrawan he should proceed direct to Syria. His army, however, desired that they should return to Kufa and thereafter proceed to Syria after taking some rest. Ali agreed with the wishes of his troops. The army returned to Kufa and went to Nukhails outside Kufa. The troops given leaves for two or three days and were commanded to return to camp thereafter in order to proceed to Syria. The men left the camp, but did not return to march to Syria. Ali addressed the people in the mosque, and exhorted them to join the camp. He reproached them for their disobedience and accused them of treachery. These exhortations, reproaches, and accusations had no effect on the people, and heart broken Ali had to abandon the campaign to Syria. When we reflect at the events that happened it appears that there was something wrong with the military organization. The troops lacked discipline, and instead of obeying orders from above, the troops indulged in giving orders. The troops betrayed Ali at Siffin and forced him to stop the war when the victory was almost in sight. At Kufa Ali was betrayed by his troops again when they refused to march to Syria. This naturally led to the advantage of Muawiyah. When he got the intelligence that Ali was planning a march to Syria he led his forces to Siffin. When Ali had to abandon the campaign to Syria, Muawiyah withdrew his forces from Siffin and led them to Egypt with a view to wresting that prize province from the control of Ali. Misfortune was now stalking the footsteps of Ali. Henceforward he was faced not with the loss of territories alone, he came to be exposed to the danger of losing his life as well. Though most of the Kharijites were killed at the Battle of Nahrawan, some Kharijites escaped the massacre, and these people conspicuous for their fanaticism vowed vengeance against Ali. The victory of Nahrawan thus paved the way to the assassination of Ali, for a Kharijite assassinated Ali two years later.

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Faith often sounds like “Jesus, I am beautiful because you made me this way and you don’t make mistakes. You changed my heart, made it clean. I’m so holy in Your eyes. You chose me. And I am happy with Your choice. Thanks for loving me so well and leading my life. I give myself to You. Thank You for another day to know You and to shine who You are in me.”

It’s less like asking God to change things around you and more like you being changed in the face of all those things; you are the light of the world. Know who you are, your purpose is there.

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TEFSIR ibn KATHIR: Surah Hashr Ayah 8-10

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 

8. (And there is also a share in this booty) for the poor emigrants, who were expelled from their homes and their property, seeking bounties from Allah and (His) good pleasure, and helping Allah and His Messenger. Such are indeed the truthful.

9. And (it is also for) those who, before them, had homes and had adopted the faith, love those who emigrate to them, and have no jealousy in their breasts for that which they have been given, and give them preference over themselves even though they were in need of that.

And whosoever is saved from his own greed, such are they who will be the successful.

10. And those who came after them say:

“Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful.

Those Who deserve the Fai’; and the Virtues of the Muhajirin and Al-Ansar

Allah states;

(And there is also a share in this booty) for the poor emigrants, Allah states the categories of needy people who also deserve a part of the Fai’, who were expelled from their homes and their property, seeking bounties from Allah and (His) good pleasure, meaning, departed their homes and defied their people, seeking the acceptance of Allah and His favor, and helping Allah and His Messenger. Such are indeed the truthful.

meaning, `they are those who were truthful in statement and deed, and they are the chiefs of the Muhajirin.’

Allah the Exalted praised the Ansar next and emphasized their virtue, status and honor, preferring to give to others over themselves, even though they were in need, and not feeling enviousness.

Allah the Exalted said,

And (it is also for) those who, before them, had homes and had adopted the faith, referring to those who resided in the city to which the migration occurred, before the emigrants arrived at it, and who embraced the faith before many of the emigrants.

Umar said,

"I recommend the Khalifah, who will come after me, to know the rights and virtues of the foremost Muhajirin and to preserve their honor. I also recommend him to be kind to the Ansar, those who resided in the city of Hijrah and embraced the faith beforehand, that he accepts the good that comes from those who do good among them and forgives those among them who commit errors.”

Al-Bukhari collected this Hadith.

Allah said,

love those who emigrate to them, indicates that they, on account of their generosity and honorable conduct, loved those who emigrated to them and comforted them with their wealth.

Imam Ahmad recorded that Anas said,

“The Muhajirin said, `O Allah’s Messenger! We have never met people like those whom we emigrated to; comforting us in times of scarcity and giving us with a good heart in times of abundance. They have sufficed for us and shared their wealth with us so much so, that we feared that they might earn the whole reward instead of us.’

He said,

“No they won’t, as long you thanked them for what they did and invoked Allah for them.”

I have not seen this version in the other books.

Al-Bukhari recorded that Yahya bin Sa`id heard Anas bin Malik, when he went with him to Al-Walid, saying, The Prophet called Ansar to divide Al-Bahrayn among them. 

The Ansar said, “Not until you give a similar portion to our emigrant brothers.”

He said,

“Perhaps, no; but you will soon see people giving preference to others, so remain patient until you meet me (on the Day of Resurrection).“

Al-Bukhari was alone with this version.

He also recorded that Abu Hurayrah said,

"The Ansar said (to the Prophet), `Distribute our date-palms between us and our emigrant brothers.”

He replied, `No.’

The Ansar said (to the emigrants), `Look tend to the trees and share the fruits with us.’

The emigrants said, `We hear and obey.”’

Al-Bukhari, but not Muslim, recorded it.

The Ansar never envied the Muhajirin

Allah said,

and have no jealousy in their breasts for that which they have been given, meaning, the Ansar did not have any envy for the Muhajirin because of the better status, rank, or more exalted grade that Allah gave the Muhajirin above them.

Allah’s statement, (that which they have been given), refers to what the Muhajirin were favored with, according to Qatadah and Ibn Zayd.

 Selflessness of the Ansar

Allah said,

and give them preference over themselves even though they were in need of that. meaning, they preferred giving to the needy rather than attending to their own needs, and began by giving the people before their own selves, even though they too were in need.

An authentic Hadith stated that the Messenger of Allah said,

The best charity is that given when one is in need and struggling.

This exalted rank is better than the rank of those whom Allah described in His statements, And they give food, inspite of their love for it. (76:8),

and,

And gives his wealth, in spite of love for it. (2:177)

The latter give charity even though they love the wealth they give, not that they really need it, nor that it is necessary for them to keep it. The former prefer others to themselves even though they are in need and have a necessity for what they spend in charity. Abu Bakr As-Siddiq gave away all his wealth in charity and Allah’s Messenger asked him, What did you keep for your family, and he said, “I kept for them Allah and His Messenger.”

Ikrimah (bin Abi Jahl) and two other wounded fighters were offered water when they were injured during the battle of Al-Yarmuk, and each one of them said that the sip of water should be given to another of the three wounded men. They did so even though they were badly injured and craving water. When the water reached the third man, he and the other two died and none of them drank any of the water! May Allah be pleased with them and make them pleased with Him.

Al-Bukhari recorded that Abu Hurayrah said,

“A man came to the Prophet and said, `O Allah’s Messenger! Poverty has stuck me.”

The Prophet sent a messenger to his wives (to bring something for that man to eat) but they said that they had nothing. Then Allah’s Messenger said,

Who will invite this person or entertain him as a guest tonight; may Allah grant His mercy to him who does so.

An Ansari man said, `I, O Allah’s Messenger!’

So he took him to his wife and said to her, `Entertain the guest of Allah’s Messenger generously.’

She said, `By Allah! We have nothing except the meal for my children.’

He said, `Let your children sleep if they ask for supper. Then turn off the lamp and we go to bed tonight while hungry.’

She did what he asked her to do.

In the morning the Ansari went to Allah’s Messenger who said, Allah wondered (favorably) or laughed at the action of so-and-so and his wife.

Then Allah revealed, and they give them preference over themselves even though they were in need of that.

Al-Bukhari recorded this Hadith in another part of his Sahih. Muslim, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasa'i collected this Hadith.

In another narration for this Hadith, the Companion’s name was mentioned, it was Abu Talhah Al-Ansari, may Allah be pleased with him.

Allah said,

And whosoever is saved from his own greed, such are they who will be the successful, indicating that those who are saved from being stingy, then they have earned success and a good achievement.

Imam Ahmad recorded that Jabir bin Abdullah said that the Messenger of Allah said,

- Be on your guard against committing oppression, for oppression is darkness on the Day of Resurrection.

- Be on your guard against being stingy, for being stingy is what destroyed those who were before you. It made them shed blood and make lawful what was unlawful for them.

Muslim collected this Hadith.

Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Al-Aswad bin Hilal said that a man said to `Abdullah (bin Mas`ud),

"O Abu Abdur-Rahman! I fear that I have earned destruction for myself.”

Abdullah asked him what the matter was and he said, “I hear Allah’s saying, And whosoever is saved from his own greed, such are they who will be the successful, and I am somewhat a miser who barely gives away anything.”

Abdullah said,

“That is not the greed Allah mentioned in the Qur'an, which pertains to illegally consuming your brother’s wealth. What you have is miserliness, and it is an evil thing indeed to be a miser.”

Allah said,

And those who came after them say: “Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful. This is the third type of believers whose poor most deserve to receive a part of the Fai”.

These three types are

• the Muhajirin,

• the Ansar and

• those who followed their righteous lead with excellence.

Allah said in another Ayah, And of the foremost to embrace Islam of the Muhajirin and the Ansar and also those who followed them exactly, Allah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. (9:100)

The third type are those who followed the Muhajirin and Ansar in their good works, beautiful attributes and who invoke Allah for them in public and secret.

This is why Allah the Exalted said in this honorable Ayah, And those who came after them say, meaning, the statement that they utter is, Our Lord!

Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred, meaning, rage or envy, against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful.

Indeed, it is a beautiful way that Imam Malik used this honorable Ayah to declare that the Rafidah who curse the Companions do not have a share in the Fai’ money, because they do not have the good quality of those whom Allah has described here that they say, Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful.

Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that A'ishah said,

"They were commanded to invoke Allah to forgive them, but instead, they cursed them!”

She then recited this Ayah, And those who came after them say: “Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed.”

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