soliloquy i used to be

“winds caustic whisper 
a malleable soul times three
not the monologue
(earth used to be)”
 
~zaahidah
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soliloquy
                                                                                                                      image credit: http://www.luxosophy.com

whispers of the accursed one overcome you in ways subliminal,

Death times three: out of earth, in the grave and after The Day or Regret.

Your body lifeless, vulnerable – malleable to One Omnipresent.

“In front of such a one is Hell, and he is given, for drink, boiling fetid water. Death will come to him from every side, yet he will not die; and in front of him will be a chastisement unrelenting” (14:16-17) 

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pacemaker

“The breeze you yearn
Stress coagulates your veins
As my heart pumps – willingly”
 
~ zaahida
 
 
 
 Photo: The human heart stripped of fat and muscle, with just the angel veins remaining
 

There’s a certain inner-peace and contentment the person who believes in a Higher Power feels that some may never get to feel. A breeze within, knowing that your heart is with Him.

Their heart stresses constantly, living with uncertainty. 

Yet the believer’s heart pumps blood throughout the soul, doing as it should – knowing that it’s safe  with the  Creator of all hearts. 

Rope

photo credits - plainmuslimah

photo credits – plainmuslimah

Let the Holy Quran be the rope to our lives

 
“Spring helps intertwine
ayah fuses with the rooh
blooming iman noor”
 
~zaheedah
 
Key
 Ayah – Arabic word for verse/sign.
Rooh – Arabic word for soul
Iman -Arabic word for faith
Noor – Arabic word for light/illumination

Holistic remedies – Honey

I’m all about natural remedies and after reading an Ayah (verse) from the Quran about the healing properties of honey, I was encouraged to explore more on this idea. The remedies I will share here are not for the Muslim, the non-Muslim, the Jew or the Buddhist – they are for the human ♥     

The Ayah reads:

“And thy Lord taught the Bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and in (men’s) habitations; Then to eat of all the produce (of the earth), and find with skill the spacious paths of its Lord: there issues from within their bodies a drink (honey) of varying colours, wherein is healing for men: verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought”

{Quran 16:68-68}

I will begin with remedies of mild ailments then will share remedies of more severe ones at a later stage.

1. Pimples

3 Tbs of honey and 1 tsp of cinnamon powder paste. Apply before sleeping and wash off next morning with warm water. If done for 2 weeks, pimples are removed and skin is kept fresh and soft.

Tried this personally and it really works SubhanAllah!

2. Colds, coughs and sinuses

Mix 1 Tbs of luke warm honey with 1 tsp cinnamon powder, take for 3 consecutive days.

3. Toothaches

Make a paste using 5 tsps of honey and 1 tsp of cinnamon powder, apply on the aching tooth 3 times daily until pain stops.

4. Indigestion

Before food, take 2 Tbs of honey sprinkled on top with cinnamon powder. It relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

5. Upset stomach

Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

6.Hair loss

Apply hot olive oil ie. zaytuna oil 🙂 , 1 Tbs of honey, 1 tsp of cinnamon powder before a bath. Wash after 15 mins. Also found effective if kept for only 5 mins.

7. Skin infections

Eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections are cured by applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected areas.

8. Bad breath

A very common ailment, most people are embarrassed to talk about.

Gargle with 1 tsp of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water. Breath stays fresh throughout the day.

*Please not that all remedies here are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Credits: Islam4U Muslim Directory Guide.

Sunnah living^

ascetic /uh-set-ik/ •adj. strictly self-disciplined and avoiding any pleasures or luxuries.

As said by the Rasul of Allah, we in this dunya – this temporal life, are like riders who seek shade under a tree and then continue on (along the journey). To spend our precious time and money trying to embellish our stay here is futile and distracts us from our only true purpose.

“Know that the life of this world is merely a game and a diversion and decoration and a cause of boasting among yourselves and trying to outdo one another in wealth” – Quran (57:19)

“O mankind! Allah’s promise is true. Do not let the life of this world delude you and do not let the Deluder delude you about Allah.” – Quran (35:5)

The fine character of the Rasul of Allah (saw) in a few words- “No man possessed the excellent characteristics and ethics that he possessed all at one time. Great riches would come to him and yet he lived in a state of poverty and asceticism.

The beloved Nabi (saw) would not have fire lit in his house for many days and he would stay hungry. He slept on a mat of hay and a pillow filled with coarse fibers. The only provisions in his house were a handful of barley and a water skin that hung on the wall.

When asked why he lives under such conditions and why he owns so little by His Companion Umar (pbuh) he replied, “O Umar, wouldn’t it please you that this wordly life be the share of the opulent kings, such as Khosrau and Caesar, in this life;  and in the Hereafter this pleasure would be for us alone?” –  Abdurrahman Al-Seha.

The Sunnah _ a way of life that is perfectly moulded by the Will of Allah for all generations and centuries to come. It is timeless.

The word “modernization” seems to slyly find its way on the tip of The Ummah’s tongue. It is a way of making life subjectively ‘easier’ to live – adapting. Oh, how this only leads to innovation and belittling of the trials and hardships our Messenger carved his way through for the sake of Allah • for the sake of Islam.

Simplification • Minimalism • Humility