Showing posts with label thoughts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label thoughts. Show all posts

2016/05/18

The Qur'an is a confirmation that the Secret is true and valid

The book "The Secret".
"All powers is from within and
therefore under our control."
Robert Collier 1885-1950
The Qur'an and The Secret

While dissecting the Qur'an and really reading the words in arabic, questioning the interpretation of the translator into English and Swedish (my mothertongue) and trying to find the real meaning behind the ayah, you'll notice after a while, comparing with the book the Secret, that Allah is what the Secret calls the universe or the Source, and that prayer is nothing without the intention behind it, and the focus you have, just like the Secret is contending.

There is nothing that belie the Secret, from the view of a Muslim. I have been reading the Secret and trying to dissect it meticulously, but the Qur'an actually confirm what the Secret has to say. Nothing it says goes against the Qur'an.

This might be surprising for a lot of people. Could there be more out in the world than the Qur'an, having the same truth?

Of course. The Qur'an is only a reminder of the truth that is out there, open for everybody to see.

The Qur'an is amazing. Having all the details we need. But life is more than the Qur'an, but the Qur'an is true. What it contains is all correct.

I love the Qur'an.

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2012/11/14

Stressed out, depressed, annoyed or angry?

Don't listen to your own thoughts, i.e. don't obey your thoughts. Many of your thoughts are from your personal Shaytan and he only wants to lead you astray. Challenge every thought and say "Keep your mouth shut" to him sometimes.

2012/07/23

26 tiny wisdoms

TINY WISDOMS



  1. SHARE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE - IT IS SUNNAH
  2. WHATEVER THE PRESENT MOMENT CONTAINS, YOU HAVE CHOSEN IT - OR BETTER, YOU HAVE PRAYED TO ALLAH TO HAVE CHOSEN IT FOR YOU
  3. HAPPINESS DEPENDS UPON OURSELVES AND DEPENDS ON HOW THANKFUL YOU ARE TO YOUR CREATOR
  4. BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE STRONG, AND BELIEVE THAT ALLAH IS STRONGER THAN YOU AND HE IS THE ONE THAT GIVE YOU STRENGTH
  5. PEACE IN YOUR HEART IS ACCEPTING, TO OBEY AND FOLLOW THE GUIDANCE OF ALLAH (QUR'AN AND THE SUNNAH)
  6. IN CHAOS THERE IS NO ORDER. MAN CREATES CHAOS WHILE ALLAH CREATES ONLY ORDER. 
  7. THE GOOD LIFE IS A STATE OF BEING. THE GOOD LIFE IS A DESTINATION, NOT A DIRECTION.
  8. WHEN RELATIONSHIPS ARE MESSY, IT IS BECAUSE IT IS NOT BASED ON THE TRUE LOVE AND SUBMISSION TO ALLAH
  9. SET YOUR MIND FREE, BUT KNOW WHO IS YOUR CREATOR
  10. RENEW YOURSELF. RELEASE THE STUFF YOU ARE HOLDING ON TO. TODAY IS A NEW DAY. IS IT BETTER THAN YESTERDAY?
  11. WHEN YOU JUDGE ME, AS I KNOW YOU WILL, KEEP IN MIND HOW FAR I'VE COME
  12. FOLLOW YOUR GUIDANCE (QUR'AN) AND DON'T BE AFRAID. DOORS WILL BE OPEN WHERE YOU DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE GOING TO BE
  13. CHOOSE TO ENJOY THE DESTINY DESTINED BY YOUR CREATOR
  14. THIS MOMENT IS A CHANCE TO BE SUBMITTED TO YOUR CREATOR, TO ACCEPT THE TRUTH IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE TRULY FREE
  15. I WISE MAN MAKES HIS OWN DECISIONS, AN IGNORANT MAN FOLLOWS PUBLIC OPINION
  16. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO BE BUSY - SO ARE THE ANTS. THE QUESTION IS: WHAT ARE WE BUSY ABOUT?
  17. THE MOST POWERFUL WORDS FOR HEALING IS THE WORDS "THANK YOU" AND "ALHAMDOLILLAH"
  18. NURTURE YOUR MIND WITH GREAT THOUGHTS, TO BELIEVE IN ALLAH AND MIRACLES MAKES HEROES
  19. WHEN YOU BELIEVE SOMETHING CAN BE DONE, REALLY BELIEVE, YOUR MIND WILL FIND WAYS TO DO IT
  20. BE GENTLE FIRST WITH YOURSELF IF YOU WANT TO BE GENTLE WITH OTHERS
  21. WHAT YOU DO TODAY IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE YOU DON'T EXCHANGE THIS DAY WITH ANOTHER ONE
  22. STRESS IS CAUSED BY DOING THE WRONG THINGS
  23. THE ONLY WAY TO RECEIVE LOVE IS TO OPEN YOUR HEART TO SUBMISSION TO YOUR CREATOR, THEN HE WILL FILL YOUR HEART WITH IT
  24. LOVE HEALS, BUT WHAT IS LOVE AND WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? GOD!
  25. TO BE GOOD ENOUGH IS NOT THE SAME AS BEING PERFECT AND ONLY ALLAH IS PERFECT
  26. WHO DOES NOT THANK FOR THE LITTLE WILL NOT THANK FOR THE MUCH
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How to be free and happy as a Muslim woman

How can I be free and happy as a Muslim woman?


Everyone that looks at islam from the the outside sees only the Muslim woman in Media. The one who is sad, berupted from her child in an attack from the terrorist-state of Israel. The one in Iraq who is covered up top to toe, looking sad, because everybody in her family has been killed or wounded. That is NOT a free and happy Muslim woman, because the free and happy Muslim women are NEVER in media, except for a few convertites sometimes. So how can you free and happy as a Muslim woman?


1. Notice your tendencies.

You and I, we both have our unique tendencies that distract us from the present moment. I’m a worrier, so I tend to think about the future and try to solve problems before they even happen.
What are your tendencies? What kind of thoughts tend to rob you of the now?
These questions will help you become more mindful about what is going on in your head, which in turn leads to mindfulness.
A few examples of tendencies that are very common are:
  • anxiety
  • worry
  • fear
  • pleasure seeking
A great tip is to write down your tendencies and how they tease you out of the now. Grab a piece of pen and paper, and just do it.

2. Practice non-acceptance.

Once you start becoming mindful of your tendencies, it’s crucial that you JUDGE yourself. Practice non-acceptance and embrace the faith you have.
The tendencies you have are there for a reason. They are signposts pointing to the areas of your life that need attention.
If you’re a chronic worrier, you need to start noticing whenever you begin drifting to the future. Become mindful, observe your thoughts, and breathe.
We believe our thoughts to be the authority on life, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Our thoughts are not just thoughts. Our thoughts are either from our-selves or from Shaytan. So beware of who is whispering in your ear. Read the Qur'an, say Aoudo billahi minna shaytan irrajim Allah - preserve me from Shaytan. 

3. Focus on your breath and dhikr.

Your breath is a powerful and simple way to anchor yourself in the present moment. Whenever you are having a hard time staying in the now, take deep breaths, and focus on your breathing.
You could even count your breaths or do dhikr and say subhanallah over and over again. Something I like to do is count to four on the inhale and four on the exhale or more often subhanallah, alhamdolillah, la illaha illa Allah, Allaho Akbar, la hawla wa la quatta illah billah.
It focuses the logical part of my brain on counting or remembering (dhikr) and allows me to focus on my breath. After a while I can release the crutch of counting or dhikr and just be.

4. Question your thoughts.

Your thoughts aren’t always right. In fact, they are rarely right, especially if they make you feel bad.
Question your thoughts constantly. When you start to feel negative emotions, use it as a reminder to examine what thoughts are causing the commotion.
Most people walk around all day letting negative thoughts cause negative feelings. We both know that nothing good can come out of this. But if you take your negative thoughts and repent for the things you have done that were against the sunnah of the prophet or the Qur'an, you will start feeling much more free and happy. If you cry, that is a good sign that you are on the right path. 
It takes discipline to be mindful, but the rewards are peace and happiness. Even researchers are discovering the power of emotions. Negative emotions not only have the power to make you feel bad, but can affect your physical health as well.
Whenever a negative thought arises, take a step back, and look at if the thought is true. Perhaps it is your nafs, your soul that is trying to impose something on you that you do not want to do, because of your faith. Perhaps it is a djinn, a shayateen. You have to remember Allah those times and say alhamdolillah and thank him for everything you have understood and everything Allah has done for you. Allah knows what is best for you. Perhaps he is protecting you from something that you do not know yet. Be patient. 

5. Use reminders.

Another great way to stay anchored in the now is to use reminders. The best reminders are those of dhikr and remembrance of the Qur'an and the hadith. If you know some part of the Qur'an by heart, repeat those verse for yourself.
Each time you say alhamdolillah or read Qur'an or do other dhikr, you are reminded of the present moment. Are you in the now, or are you somewhere else? Because it is only in the present you can change your past and your future. 
There are no limits to what you can use as a reminder. If you want to take this even further, you can add a new reminder each week.
Start using internal reminders such as dhikr and so on. If you keep doing this, you will be astonished at the results. You can use external reminders as well, as the people around you. Choose people you admire and want to look like or be like. They will remind you of who you could be and who you should be and who you are becoming. -lk 

6. Be determined.

Increasing the time you spend in the present moment can be a lot of work. If you’re serious about becoming more mindful, you have to be determined.
There will be times when you feel like you want to throw in the towel. You will face challenges, obstacles, and problems.
But if you’re determined, you will get through them. They are nothing but teachers on your path.
When you make becoming more mindful one of your main goals, you simply cannot fail.

7. Don't follow your passion.

I have noticed that the more I follow my passion and my hearts deepest desire, the more I am able to stay in the now but the twist is that if you follow your passion, then you will be misguided as well. Shaytan wants you to follow your passion, and that is his 24/7 work all day long. He wants you to deviate from the right path that God has put forward you. This is one obstacle that he lays out for you. Allah wants you to pass those hinders and continue the road, by only looking at the target - paradise. If you look at things in your way or follow your passion, then you will be misguided. That is more dangerous for you and your soul than following your passion right now. You will feel good for a moment, but for the long-lasting feeling you have to go away from your passions and work for your future goal. 
I enjoy every second of every minute when I’m working on something I love. My heart buzzes with joy and I feel amazing.
Writing is one of my passions. I love helping people improve their life. It makes me come alive, and it keeps me in the present moment. But, it have to be something that is in the path of Allah. Something that helps me not only in this life, but also my soul in the next life. If I do something that is considered haram like guitare-playing, then I will lose everything in the next life. So be careful with what you engage in. 
Inspiration flows effortlessly, and it’s almost like I am channeling someone else as I am writing. Find your passion and go after it, but let it be in lign with Allahs goal for you.
Becoming more mindful is done step-by-step. You do not have to go all-in. You only have to increase the amount of time you spend in the present moment each and every day.
If you do that, it’s impossible for you not to become a mindfulness master.

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2012/07/10

What 64 000 thoughts is it that I am trying to change?

What are my thoughts during a day like this? I think about many things. 64 000 thoughts is normal for a person to think every day. Most of the thoughts are the same as those I had yesterday and the day before that. 


What I am thinking about as an average Muslim woman? 

The first thing that I think about is a Swedish song I heard as a young girl. "Härligt, härlig, men farligt, farligt" It really takes years to get rid of these songs in my head. I do not listen to music on the radio, not normally. I avoid television and many movies. But I really love to watch television and movies. There are so many things on television that amazes me. 

Okay. Then what? I try to change my thoughts into dhikr. I pray to Allah: Send Your Peace And Blessings To Our Beloved Prophet: "Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:". 

This is a good doua. You have a lot of reward to say this a thousand times a day. If you change 1000 thoughts into this thought, then you have achieved a lot. 

So I started. 

"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:". 

I was interrupt A LOT:

"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:". 
"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:". 
"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:". 


I continued, but thoughts of other kinds went through my mind.
"Facebook-Muslim- woman in Stockholm without any money tries to have help after being robbed".
How did she manage the situation? Did she go to the police? Did she talk to her parents? Yes, she did talk to her  Swedish parents who could not (did not want to) help her with her two infant kids on the train-station. Subhanallah. 


"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:". 

I thought about my blogs and what to write next time. 


"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:". 

I thought about the dish and when to clean it up, and what to do as lunch to my children. I thought about not being LAZY during the fast - but how? With not being lazy with prayer, dhikr and doua perhaps.What did they do on the prophet Muhammad's time  :pbuh:?  They did djihad, but what else? What did the women do? And the other men? 

"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:"

There is some dirt on the wall. Who is going to pay for this when we move? Us or nobody? How lovely it is to stay in Sweden during Summer. You should not lie, steal or take ribah. 

"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:"

I was a really horder of things. As I had a lot of things that I did not want to have, the whole family thought I was a good candidate to receive more of their stuff they did not want to have. My sisters, my mother, my father and my grand-mother. And I accepted everything. Now I am trying to get rid of everything. That's it. I am no more a bin. 

"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:"

How lovely to be a tree in the rain, feeling the rain on its leaves! I have to do the laundry. My husbands surgery tomorrow. I have to prepare the linnen in the beds and change them until tonight. Pizza. Kebab. Kebab on the pizza. Mmm. 

"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:"


Now, it is raining again. 

Mashallah. How do I feel? Quite. Ohh, the window in my kitchen opened by the wind. It scared me. Djinn, angels. Swimming-school. Doctors, Architectes, Building-workers, Archeologes. 

"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:"

If I continue to say this I will inchallah dream a pleasant dream about the prophet :pbuh:. Water. Pure. Inventors - cool - who invented the screw must be very cool. And the one who found out how to make plastic things - who was it? He must be very intelligent. And who invented the windows and when? Shall I work with my kids now? With their french and the books?

"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:"


Break time after 500. 

Now I am back. I have given the children food to eat and washed up the dishes. I want my children to be better than I was and am. I want to give them the chance to choose whatever they want to do in life. I was only good at art, music and sports-activites in school. Now I am really good at technical stuff and how to find out how technical things work. 

"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:"

Now it is raining again. It is hard to do dhikr when my children are present. I am cold and want to close the door to the veranda. 

"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:"

It is really nice to hear my children sing in Arabic. I am really proud of them to have learnt arabic so fastly. How is it possible to learn these hard words? I can't hear the difference. Arabic and finnish is almost the same when I hear them. (That was what my children found out too, when listening to a finnish program on the radio). 

"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad :pbuh:"

It is hard to do dhikr while listening to my children singing. 

Can't they stop for a while? Now when they have stoped, the song is in my head instead. Thank you very much! :-)

"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad " :pbuh:

Atheists: You say that there is no life after this, but if we after this life does not find anything, then we are even, but if we DO, they you will lose. 

"Allahumma salli wa salem wa barik ala sayidina Muhammad " :pbuh:

I want to purify my body, my thoughts my heart, my clothes, my house, my properties, my money! 

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