Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Magic Words

As salaamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

I stood in the kitchen trying to open a new jar of organic date syrup, and struggle as I might, it would not open. I exclaimed "subhaan Allah!" as my finger joints felt like they were going to be dislocated from struggling with the jar lid. Then I applied heat to expand the metal, and so touched the hot metal to add to the mix. Then some calm came over me. I simply said, "b'ism Illah" (in the name of Allah) and that jar opened in a second. I was struggling with something that, as soon as I simply acknowledged Allah and made the effort in His name, became as easy as pie. I reflected on how shaytaan was having his way with me by encouraging me to think of things in light of my abilities and strength or how much I put into them, when truly what must precede all that is WHO enables me to do any action. It's amazing how I can say it every time I eat and other fixed times, but for seemingly mundane things, I let shaytaan get the better of me. I have, since then, opened a few other jars with a bism'Illah right up front, with no problems or struggle whatsoever. Now I'm reminded and re-motivated to say the magic words,
"b'ism Illah."


  1. Thank you dearest as always for the wonderful reminder xx

  2. As Salamualaikum!

    Ah, so simple yet so brilliant! It's amazing isn't it? how we dont give much thought to the fact that NOTHING will happen with out Allah's aid. even if you threw that jar to the floor with all of your strength and ability, determined to prove that gravity never fails, it would not have broken if Allah did not will it to!

    Such simple pleasures that make us smile :)!

  3. Salamu Alaykum,
    Long time no post! Hope you and the baby are doing fine in sha' Allah?