expressions, Ramadhan 1432

…weave a Ramadhan shawl…

By In

source the finest of threads

dyed with the brilliance of Revelation

on a loom blessed with a Maqbool Shaban

work with hands ready to generously give

and a heart prepared to reform

the way Allah Ta’ala plans

not the whim of the nafs

focus with a steadfast mind

with full concentration and devotion

to produce the finest fabric

without tangles of anger

or knots of impatience

or inconsistent tension

that forms holes of negligence

let the shuttle rhythmically fly

on repetitious Dhikr

Salawat and Tilawat

embellish the shawl with jewels of

La illaha illa Allah Muhammadur Rasulullah

and beads

that shine with the seeking of forgiveness

embroider corners that beg for Jannah

add textured patterns that shield from the Fire

interlace Heaven’s open gates

with the bolted doors of Hell

splice in multitudes of Angels

forget about the Shayateen as they are chained

insert swirls of Taraweh

incorporate glittery sequins of nawafil

and flourishes that glimmer of Laylatul Qadr

envision Allah’s Gaze as you create

abstaining for Him

then wear your shawl


with Taqwa


All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.  May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.


  • Faajeena Reply
    July 29, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Asaalmualaikum Khala Nur!!
    Dont forget this soul in ur speccial supplications…. Jumma MUbarak…
    lots of love….faajeena

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  • Qushayri Reply
    July 29, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Keep the duas coming as we draw closer to Ramadan and the time for Hajj is likewise drawing nearer.


  • chitra Reply
    July 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm


  • Reluctant Grasshopper Reply
    July 29, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Many thanks Ya Aunty!
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Aisha Reply
    July 30, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Assalamu Alaikum

    Sister, the beautiful month of Ramadan is almost here. I’m sure Madinah is aglow with the coming of this royal month! I hope you + all madaniyans + the rest of the muslims around the world derive maximum benefit from this month and see the fruits of your i’badah throughout the oncoming year. An early Ramadan to you! Please keep this sister in your most special prayers!

    Your sister in Islam

  • almiskenah Reply
    July 30, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Wa ‘alaikumus Salam wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    Dearest Faajeena and family, Insha’Allah, and don;t forget this needy one in you special Du’a during this coming Mubarak month that promises supreme specialties 🙂 Ya Rabb, Ya Lateef, Ya Wadud, pour Your Mercies and Bounties upon us all, we all are in desperate need, Ameen.
    JazakumuLlahu khaira growmama for the ping…thoroughly enjoyed the short time I wandered around in your great space with so many inspiring things for our younger ones, Masha’Allah!
    Yes, yes, yes, Dear Qushayri and family 🙂 Insha’Allah your Ramadhan is full of blessings and purification that assists your journey for Hajj, Ameen.
    Dearest Chitra, always a thrill to see you visit! You and yours very often in my thoughts, God Willing you are all well and life being sweet and kind…appreciate your appreciation 🙂
    “reluctant” grasshopper ?? thought you would be gorgeous grasshopper LOL with all the joy of these last moments before the eagerly awaited guest…Alhumdulillah!
    Dearesy Sister Aisha, Ameen thumma Ameen to your kind words for us all. The City of Light is aglow with anticipation…the crowds increasing by the hour…while the heat is stuck at 47-48!!!!!!!!! It’s a ‘glowing’ sizzle with predictions it will remain like this for days…Alhumdulillah,
    Wassalamu alaikum

  • Seema Reply
    July 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Assalaam alaikum dearest sister,

    Ramadan Mubarak to you and all who visit here!
    “….then wear your shawl aglow with Taqwa”
    SubhanAllah!!! How beautifully you have expressed Ramadan- Allah’s hidden mercy in its immense benefits through our soul cleansing and ways to strive to acheive the utmost during this Ramadan!!!
    JazaakAllah Khairan for your efforts and motivation and may Allah(swt) grant you immeasurable blessings in this world an the next.

    May all our prayers and ibadah be accepted and may Allah(swt) shower his mercy, grant forgiveness, inner peace, health and intense blessings to all of us during this Ramadan and in the future. Ameen
    Please do not forget this sister in your prayers.


  • Nadia Siddique Reply
    August 1, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Ramadan Mubarak dearest ukhti!
    please check your mail…my new-born nephew is in the hospital, *needs* duas. (details in the mail.)

    your sister

  • saimah Reply
    August 1, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Ramadhan kareem mubarak to u dear sister and all… the circumstances i am in lately (alhamdolillah ala kul hal) and this post of yours making the on set of this holy month rather special drenched in tears..and i am loving it ur duas requested my dear

  • almiskenah Reply
    August 3, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    Dearest Sister Seema,
    AMEEN THUMMA AMEEN to your heartfelt sentiments and JazakiLlahu khaira for your encouraging words 🙂 May all that is promised be your reward at the end of this Mubarak month, Ameen.
    JazakiLLahu khaira for giving this speck the honour of asking Allah Ta’ala for Shifa’ for your precious nephew Dearest Sister Nadia. May all the family accept Allah Ta’ala’s Wisdom and Plans and be granted ease in all they are tested with, Ameen. Recently so many have been sharing various trials that have come their way…not one person on the planet is without some issue or other, but Alhumdulillah we are of the Ummah of Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wasallam and are blessed with knowledge and understanding that billions on the planet do not have. Sabr and Shukr, Insha’Allah.
    Always Du’a for you and yours Ya Sister Saimah…may the fruits of this most blessed month be sweet and nourishing in all your affairs, Ameen,
    Wassalamu alaikum

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