Duas that lack certainty!

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A few days ago I was speaking to a dear friend. The conversation started off with her pouring out her frustration at not being able to achieve a particular goal she’s always dreamed of. She told me of a slight obstacle that she felt was getting in the way of this dream turning into a reality. To her, this obstacle was the main reason that she couldn’t have what she has always wanted.

I saw it very differently. After a long conversation on the phone, she told me she felt like a ‘burden’ had been lifted and she saw the entire situation in a completely different light. I wasn’t going to blog about it but I thought it may be that others are in a similar predicament and so I will inshaAllah share with you some of the things I mentioned to her.

Many of us want so many different things in our lives. In fact, the list is endless. We have these ideas that keep itching away at us and we hope and dream and then hope and dream again. But why is it that nothing actually transpires?

I’m going to quickly talk about two initial steps that are very important…

Be certain in your own dreams

We all know that Allah answers our duas. Either He azza wa jaal gives it to us in this life, grants it to us in the next life or prevents an equal harm from happening to us. We all know that if we want something badly, make dua for it! One of the conditions of a powerful dua is that you are CERTAIN 100% that Allah is hearing you and that He WILL respond to you. No doubt about it – no ‘insha’Allah’ – no ‘maybe’. But that ‘YES!’, HE WILL RESPOND. But here’s the problem. Many of us are not even certain in what we are asking for so how can we actually have that certainty that our dua will receive a response?

Lack of certainty in our own dreams breeds INACTION. When you’re not certain about something – you’re simply not passionate and to be quite frank, you won’t put in the ACTION to make it happen. You won’t even raise your hands and beg Allah for it because it isn’t something that has been ingrained into your heart yet.

So one of the first steps is really to take time out to build your vision for your dunya and akhirah, to refine it to such a level that you almost SEE it happening right in front of you. Your fingers start tingling, your heart starts racing as you can almost touch that vision. Your senses reach a heightened state and bam! It’s there right in front of you - you can see it, hear it, smell it, touch it, taste its sweetness. It isn’t far away. It is almost as though you are watching a movie of your dreams unfolding right in front of you. You can almost see yourself enjoying the pleasures of jannah – the different fruits you will eat, the gathering of people in jannah seated on magnificient chairs waiting for their one on one time with Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala) where they can ask for anything that want…the Day of Increase!

Be certain in your goals for this life and the next, so that when you make dua for it, when you start putting it into action, it actually starts unfolding right in front of your eyes.

 

Be certain in your duas

Now that you are at a point where you’re child-like excited about your goals, you will definitely be making dua for it EVERYWHERE. You’ll know that you need to lift it up to Allah – that without doing so, it won’t be fully possible. You need that golden seal of baraka from your Lord. But this time you’ll be making dua differently. Instead of asking for the actual goal or dream to happen. You will be making dua that ‘When it happens ya Allah ….x, y,z’  It is now not an ‘IF’ dua but a ‘WHEN’ dua! Why? Because your certainty in your dua happening and your certainty in you doing the work is how can I put it….. ‘mmm…mmm… mmm….mashaAllah!’

Sisters, try to focus on these two aspects in your life and watch the amazing results unfold. With Allah anything is possible. We just need to be certain in that.

And finally, to my friend who I spoke to…I’m still waiting for that registration form!

Meaningful prayer

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Sisters, I want to highly recommend you contact bayyinah tv and request whether you can still attend the Meaningful prayer course. It started about 10 days ago but it’s all pre recorded so you still have time to catch up. My daughter and I have been doing the course together and I cannot begin to tell you how amazing it is. It covers the linguistic beauties of the salah and is transforming our salah SubhanaAllah. Contact them today.

Www.meaningfulprayer.com

I’m speechless at what we’re learning SubhanaAllah! Umm Raiyaan

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New Online Course!

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Recently, our home ed has been a little bit dull! Just getting the basics done. This has been because I have been busy setting up a new online course for sisters which will take them on a journey in turning their ideas and dreams into a reality.

I’ll inshaAllah return back to home ed blogging soon. In the meantime, head over to my other blog and check out the course. If you know anyone that will benefit especially those who might have a fantastic idea that will benefit the Muslim community in some way, then please do share the message below with them:

‘Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe of you must. But take the step. ‘
Closing date for registration for the ‘Achieve your dunya and akhirah dreams Online Course’ 15th May 2014. Register here: http://dunyaandakhirahdreams.wordpress.com/about-the-course/

Child-friendly Morning and Evening Adhkar Book

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A brother and sister are launching a child-friendly version of the Morning and evening adhkar!

Their aim is to instill in children a love and attachment to the morning and evening adhkaar.

Be sure to subscribe to their mailing list on their website:

http://www.raisingmumineen.com

Follow them on Facebook or Twitter. Links are on the website.

Share with your friends and family.

Do you run a Home Ed group?

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Do you run a home Ed group? If so, please email the following details to homeeducatorshub@gmail.com

Name of home Ed group:
Country, City:
Brief description of what the home Ed group does (including what day and time the group meets):
Name and email/no of person who runs the group:

Every day is different

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No two home Ed days are the same.
Some days we knuckle down to a lot of book work. Other days we don’t do any book work at all.

For example today, I fell ill and just couldn’t do anything. So my plans didn’t materialise but that was absolutely FINE.

We had an autonomous day. I actually see these autonomous days as real home Ed. .. More than the structured days. I love them and really need to make more space for them.

So this was our day:

R woke up prayed and did her hifdh.
Boys woke up and read in bed and then played with their cars.
Baby S woke up and I gave her her milk (she still breastfeeds).
We all had breakfast and spoke about all sorts as is usual at breakfast times for us!
Boys did murajaah.
R did her murajaah.
Boys played and watched a documentary.
R carried on with a paper quilling project she’s working on. She’s really into that at the moment after borrowing the tools from a friend.
We had lunch and prayed.
Kids decided to watch a few documentaries.
I put baby S to sleep and fell asleep with her.
Woke up and a delivery from my dad arrived for Z (he turned 6 today) … a new electronics set.
The boys spent ages using the set.
R decided to do a few electricity and magnetism experiments.
Prayed.
Tested R on her hifdh and some murajaah.
Did a bit of tidying up together.
Prayed maghrib together.
Kids played, read and entertained their baby sister.
Had dinner.
Tested out a new projector for work… They were amazed – felt as though we had a home cinema lol. (We don’t have a TV at home).
Got ready for bed. Duas and adhkar.

A very chilled out autonomous day. Love these days. I don’t see them as unsuccessful home Ed days as home Ed is life. . It is real living. Embracing the flow. .