My Sisters

My sisters, you come in many colors
each with a shape and beauty all its own
like flowers in a garden
who can say which is best?

Tiny flaws are swallowed up by
massive beauty
The more you look
the more is uncovered
revealing delicate softness
covered with thick stalks
and some times thorns

We grow hardness without
to protect the vulnerability within

The flower dies all too soon
but in the spring
a new bud will form on a sturdy stalk
a new beauty yet to blossom
and share its God-given splendor
with the world.

Mother

Assalaamualaikumwar ahmatullahwabara katahu:
Someone who can run on coffee and leftovers,

Have a lap that can hold five children at one time,

Have a kiss that can cure everything from a scraped knee to a broken heart,

And she can do everything with only two hands,

A woman heals herself when she is sick,

Work 18 hours a day,

A woman was made soft but also made tough,

She is able to think,she will be able to reason and negotiate,

For a woman, her tears is her way of expressing her joy,

Her sorrow, her pain,

Her disappointment,

Her love,

her loneliness and her grief,

And she have strengths that amaze men,

They bear hardships and they carry burdens,

They hold happiness,love and joy,

They smile when they want to scream,

They recite quran when they want to cry,

They cry when they are happy,

And laugh when they are nervous,

They fight for what they believe in,

They stand up to injustice,

They don’t take no for an answer when they believe there is an solution,

They go without so their family can have,

They go to the doctor with a frightened friend,

They love unconditionally,

They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards,

They are happy when they hear about a birth or nikah,

Their hearts break when their friend dies but to duaa they remain strong,

They grieve at the loss of a family member,

They are strong when they think there is no strength left,

They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart,

Women come in all shapes,sizes, and colors,

The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning,

They bring joy,hope and love.

They have compassion and ideals,

They give moral support to their family and friends,

Woman have vital things to say and everything to give,

However it is that they forget what they are worth.

DU’A

Ya Allah,
Protect this Ummah,
Love us with your great Love
Guide us with Your sweet Guidance
In ways we can’t think of

Ya Allah,
Leave us not,
Even for the blink of an eye
Show us the way, show us the light
To fill our souls, and fill our lives

Ya Allah,
Forgive this Ummah
Forgive us, for all we have done
Forgive us, for all that we do
Oh Oft-forgiving One
Ya Allah,
For our mothers,
Grant them the Jannah of which we can only dream
Reclining on raised thrones
In raiment’s silk and green

Ya Allah,
For our Fathers,
Grant them Gardens under which rivers flow
Grant them peace, and grant them mercy
No room for grief, no room for sorrow

Ya Allah,
For our Sisters
Instil in them the heart
The heart that yearns for Your Salam
For Your love to never part

Ya Allah,
For our brothers
Make them strong, and make them stronger
May their Iman, only increase
And lead them straight to Jannah

Ya Allah,
In a world, where faith is thinning
And faith is greying

Keep us on the straight path
Lead us away from the shayatin

Ya Allah,
Make us to remember,
The power of your decree
The wisdom behind your words
The Hikmah of your Mercy

Ya Allah,
Without you we are nothing
Lord of the Alamin
With you we need
nothing
Al-Rahman, Al-Raheem

Ya Allah,
Protect this Ummah,
Let not our Imaan fade
Like Muhammad, peace be upon him
Be with us, every step of the way.

ameen ya rab al alameen