Muslims Inspired – Story #3 – Leave Your Mark On This World

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Asalamwalikhum, I’d like to share an inspiring story to all of you about a man who has changed my life. Who has inspired me and changed my life for the better. Now, we all have these types of people but this man, was strong and committed no matter the circumstances. He is my grandfather.
My grandfather an Egyptian man. He wasn’t your typical aged man, who ends up sitting around after working his life away, he was different. He was active and liked to spend his day from morning to evening, but would take his rest in the middle. He was always committed to keeping ties of kinship, by visiting family members whether in other cities or other countries outside Egypt. Many of us, when our relatives move away to different cities, or even down the street, we hesitate or make execuses to visit them,  or to even pick up the phone and ask how they are doing, unlike my grandfather, he loved to travel and meet relatives. He loved to paint portraits as an hobby and also give them as gifts to relatives. He may have been old but to me, he was strong and always had time for the sake of Allah subhana wata’ala, praying salaah in his old age and reading the Qur’an daily and books to gain knowledge. He wasn’t lazy and he didn’t rely on his wife to do everything for him. Men, whether young or old, rely on either their mother or wives to do things for them but grandfather did not. He would make fresh meals all the time, without the help of others. He was neat, well mannered and loved to stay in shape. He would walk daily for salaah or even in his spare time just to stay healthy. If you ever met him, you wouldn’t know he was a middle aged man by the way he conducted himself and carried himself through out day.
Eventually, time passes and father time as people like to say, catches up to you and things begin to get taken away. In his 70’s he began to lose his hearing but that still didn’t make him stop from doing what he did all those years. People think, the elderly like to depend on others but not my grandfather, he was still independent after things starting being taken away by the permission of Allah subhana wata’ala. In his 80’s, his wife passed away. My grandmother(May Allah have mercy on her), was the kindest, nicest person you would ever meet. Of course that’s another story to tell, but unlimited words describe how amazing she was.
Few years later he was diagnosed with alzheimers and began forgetting things. In Ramadan, he wouldn’t know when suhoor started and when iftar started, and sometimes the praying times too, and so he had to be reminded by his children. Even then, he stayed strong holding onto the rope of Allah subhana wata’ala. He wouldn’t use a chair to pray salaah as many elderly do but he would insist on praying standing as if he was still young. As time went by, his alzheimers got worse and he was forgetting everyone around him, but Subhan Allah, the strangest thing he did not forget was the Qur’an and the duaa’s which he learned. My grandfather would pass away a few years later at 92 years old , May Allah have mercy on him.
What I learned from him?
My grandfather has taught me a lot of things through out his life. He would pretend as if, he was still young and still did things like any ordinary person.He did not rely on his wife or children to do everything for him. He exercised, he cleaned, he cooked, read Qur’an daily and would pray his salaah. My grandfather (May Allah have mercy on him) would spend a lot of time learning and educating himself about this world and about Islam. In other words, he would spend his time wisely.He didn’t waste opportunities that were given to him, nor did he use his age as an excuse to not do things as if he knew the blessings Allah has given him and so he didn’t want to waste them and that time is precious.
How will you leave your mark on this world?
My grandfather has left a permanent impression of my life for the better.
We all have a limited time on this earth and my grandfather taught me, no matter your age, you use the opportunities given to you in the present moment and you don’t use your age or health as an excuse to give up in life. Try to do the positive things and be a successful person in your job/position or in what you do,and always fear Allah and don’t use your power or authority in a negative or illegal way to gain money or other things in life. Like my grandfather used to say, feed your children with Halal (permissible), so that Allah will bless you more. You work in this dunya (world) and you build for your akhira (hereafter) by being a slave of Allah subhana wat’ala, reading Qur’an, keeping ties of kinship, looking after yourself as your body has a right over you. Having hobbies and never limiting yourself because of your age or because things start being taken away by the permission of Allah subhana wata’ala. We are all different, and Allah has blessed us with things diferent than others. Just take a good look and you will know them.You work with what you have and you make the most of it because many others don’t have what you have today. So just enjoy your life and and always have faith in Allah (SWT), and be optimistic because you never know what the future will bring.
Allah (SWT) says:
{But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.}    [2:216  AL-BAQARAH]
It is not your disabilities that matter nor your skin colour or race but it is the person you want to become and how you want to leave your mark in this world.
Allah (SWT) says:
{Indeed, it is We who bring the dead to life and record what they have put forth and what they left behind, and all things We have enumerated in a clear register. }     [36:12  Yasin]
And finally, don’t forget to spend time with your relatives or your loved ones while they are still around and learn from them the positive things and do it like them and take thawab.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
” After the death of a person, his actions stop, except three things that he leaves behind: First, continuous charity, Second, a knowledge from which some benefit may be obtained, Third, a virtuous son who make dua (pray, supplicate) on his behalf.” Related by Muslim.
Thank you for reading and letting me share it with you. Insha’Allah, it has inspired you to spend your time wisely.
Please don’t forget to make duaa for my grandparents (May Allah have mercy on them)”
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihii raji’un ( Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return)
– L.K
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Muslims Inspired – Story #2 – “The only time in my life I felt loved was when I turned to Allah”

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One day I met someone that changed my life. For a moment in time I felt peace. I was more than happy. This one person made me see I had my whole life ahead of me. What I didn’t know was that empty promises will eventually wear. I was misguided by his words and the waswasa of Shaytan. I felt good with him because no matter what was going on, we’d talk about it. But, due to several events we were no longer able to. We’d fight and we were no longer so forgiving towards one another. Everything was happening so fast. Surprisingly when that individual walked out of my life, I cried for less than 5 minutes. I realized that maybe the only way to not have your heart broken is to give it to the one who’d never break it. The one to whom your heart really belongs to. I never prayed to Allah or asked Him for help and yet He still loved me enough to turn me back to Him. Somehow I knew that it was because of Allah’s love and mercy that I was even able to realize what exactly I was missing from my life. How I’ve never had someone who had loved me unconditionally. I was ungrateful for everything. You can’t expect people to never leave you. That one individual I spoke about earlier really made me feel like he was here to stay. I was left baffled by this idea that all my life I kept turning to things. The only time in my life I felt loved was when I turned to Allah. It was no doubt from Allah.” – A.K.

Do you have an inspiring story that you want to share with people around the world? Been through a lot in your life and learned lessons? Do you think it’ll help others? If so, send me your story and I will share it with others around the world, insha’Allah (if Allah wills)

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Muslims Inspired – Story #1 – Follow The True Meaning of “La ilaha ilAllah” –

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It was just before ramadan was going to begin. My uncle, who was battling cancer at the time, was at the end of his days. I remember everything so vividly, as if it were happening right now. I guess you can say it’s a scary thought, but for me, I say alhamdulilah. Allow me to explain. For me, it wasn’t until I saw what happened right before my eyes, that changed my life from that day forward. It was last year, we rushed to the hospital, and there he was. I never knew a human being could look the way he did, so scrawny, so unbelievably weak. I remember walking in the room slowly and hearing those very words being repeated by everyone in the room. “Can you hear us?? Please, repeat after us! This is your last chance! La ilaha ilAllah!” 4 hours had gone by, and still, he could not say it. Every time he tried to, it was as if there was something holding him back. SubhanAllah. Doctors were rushing in and out, refilling his oxygen tank. Finally, it came to the point where not even doctors were able to save him. And before he was able to say it, he passed away. I thought to myself, those words are so easy to say…all it takes is the movement of your tongue. Then it hit me..anyone can say they are a Muslim, but true actions will always speak louder than words. If you want to have an easy death, follow the meaning of being a Muslim. Follow the true meaning of “La ilaha ilAllah”. Because one day, when all you have is one more shot, you might not even be able to say it. And just those words can be your ticket to jannah.

Do you have an inspiring story that you want to share with people around the world? Been through a lot in your life and learned lessons? Do you think it’ll help others? If so, send me your story and I will share it with others around the world, insha’Allah (if Allah wills)

Please read rules here: https://mshabazz33.wordpress.com/share-your-inspiring-stories/

Share Your Inspiring Stories

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Everyday, I will share a story from either one of my subscribers or someone random who decides to share it. Your story can be about anything. How you reverted to Islam, how you became a practicing Muslim, how you overcame things in your life, how you became a better person, things that will help others from what you’ve been through in your life. These stories will, insha’Allah, inspire people around the world and help them with what they are going through and relate, as we are all humans and we can always relate to one another.

These are the rules:

1. No cursing or swearing

2. No exposing of your sins 

3. Send a picture that describes you or a picture that describes your story

4. 300 words or less 

Why no pictures of yourself? Due to sihr (magic) and ayn (evil eye) we thought it be best to protect people from harm but the best protection is salah, Quran and reading your daily adkhars (supplications)

Insha’Allah, I will do my best to share every single one of your stories as long as you follow the rules.  If, I do forget, please don’t hesitate to remind me because I am only human and I forget.

If you ever need advice, you can always email me

Now, do you have a story? Want to share it?

Email me at: mshabazz33@gmail.com

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