About Asbah Alaena

I am Asbah. A servent of Allah who is a muslim by birth and choice, Accountant by way of studies, an artist at heart, house wife by profession and a mom to two toddlers. This blog had been my major writing rendezvous while i was young but will feature more grown-up mommy type content, simply owing to the fact that i have become one. My struggles and comforts as a mommy, our cooking and crafting adventures and a rant or two in between ;).

Struggling with Salah?

if you are like me, you struggle with salah.

Before I was married it was so different, I was pretty consistent and then marriage and 3 babies later – I find myself skipping salah or rushing them, and I wanted to fix it.

i had been making Zikr and dua and Alhamdolilah ended up taking this awesome course by @define360 in the module 1 br Wadud talked about

Mindful salah is important, but why is it important? And how to be mindful in salah? .

  • While praying we face Qiblah – it is an emblem of being connected to the epicenter of Muslims – Kabbah!
  • Do you know angels surround people when they are mindfully praying or remembering Allah and angels bring Sakeenah (peace) with them?
  • And the best part and most amazing part is that while all the commands of worship like charity or fasting was sent down of Prophet Muhammad saw by angel Jibreel AS, Allah swt called Prophet Muhammad PBUH up on the Heavens, very close to him to Gift Him PBUH and us, Salah! .So while Prophet Muhammud PBUH got up to the heaven to meet Allah swt (Miraj) all of us Muslims can pray our Salah and be in Allah’s meeting hence salah is Momins Miraj!

Salah is the most important element of our faith, it is the discerning factor between Muslims and non Muslims! .

May Allah swt bless us enough to be able to guard our salah and pray mindfully Ameen!

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How to be mindful about our Salah?

These are 6 points by Imam Ghazali as explained by brother Wadud (@define360 ) I n the Mindful salah Khutbah – he added “gratitude” to the list as well! So 7 points.

👑 doing a mindful Wudu believing that the water is washing away the sin. Taking time to clean yourself properly. Reciting the Duas (more on this later INSHA Allah)

👑 Having a firm intention, you don’t need specific words though, just intending to mindfully pray salah! And if your mind wanders in salah, REMEMBER every ALLAH O AKBAR. In salah is to redirect your focus back to salah.

👑 understanding what you are saying in salah is also one step to be mindful! We utter words out of habit in salah and often pray rushed salah because of that.

👑 know that you are standing in front of Allah, be attentive, have respect and awe of How Majestic Allah swt is – imagine going to the president/king and talking to them – now think you are talking to the King of all Kings Allah!

👑 While you are in the awe of Allah, keep the hope from Allah alive as well, keep the love of Allah as well.

👑 be grateful that Allah swt gave you the Tawfiq (chance) to stand in front of him and pray; Alhamdolilah .

. 👑 lastly, have some haya (shame) to be mindful! It’s Allah that you are standing in front of! And Allah is all seeing, all hearing!!! Allah KNOWS!!!

SubhanAllah they benefit me a lot, I’m slowly trying to built up my salah! And I hope these points help you all as well. .DF7DA21A-12DF-44FE-868D-6B9D9E973B60

Children heal us.

My Guest post at Niqaab Hub: https://niqaabhub.com/kids-heal-grieving-heart/#comment-107

Let Our Children Be The Coolness Of Our Eyes And Heal Our Grieving Heart

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Back then, there was a saying that goes ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ .

Those days, the responsibility of raising a child was considered to be a joint effort for each and everyone that knew him.

This included his grand parents, teachers, extended family and society and community at large.

However, over time the concept of joint extended families slowly disappeared. The burden of rearing a child has fall solely onto the shoulders of both parents.

Raising a child in today’s millenial age is becoming very stressful. The difficulty increases manifold if a mother is parenting a child or children single handedly, in the absence of the father. Continue reading

Practicing Love.

So this marks the first step of me Drawing comics myself on a software. How cool is that? 😀

Okay, so I really wanted to do something like this for a very long time. I feel, sometimes, people who do not believe in celebrating ‘Days’ usually do not believe in celebrating life at all. They go on saying that ‘love is not confined to Valentine or mothers day etc’ but they don’t do anything special for any other day for the rest of the year as well. That’s kind of ironic.

Having said that, well I do not endorse or believe in Valentine day at all because of all the reasons! I believe in the Prophetic Tradition instead 🙂

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