Welcome to the Sisters for the Ummah blog! We ask Allah to make it a source of benefit, insight and inspiration for sisters of the Ummah. The purpose of this initiative revolves around the immense need we face, as sisters, to rise up to the standards and duties which Allah defined for us and which the sahabiyaat and those who followed them seeking Allah’s pleasure throughout the times.
In the challenging times which we reside today many of us find ourselves busy with surviving through every day and many a time we feel as though we are held captive within the confines of a materialistic life centered around school, college, work, cooking, housework, children, relatives, shopping and keeping up with appearance!
For such reasons and others exhausting ourselves in pursuing Allah’s pleasure, fulfilling our divine duties and purpose of life are often marginalized and pushed away to the sidelines (by both the system we live in as well as with our preoccupation in surviving through such a system!)
And such is the sorry state of many of us in the Islamic Ummah. Unfortunate for many reasons, one primary reason being the dire conditions facing our brothers and sisters worldwide caused by the fierce attack on Islam and Muslims led by the Zionist-Crusader alliance throughout the Muslim lands. Our lands, which were once purified by the establishment of La ilaha illallah above all other oppressive and enslaving systems, now witness the open suppression and slaughter of any who dare raise the banner of La ilaha illallah!
However Allah spoke the truth when He said:
إِن يَمْسَسْكُمْ قَرْحٌ فَقَدْ مَسَّ الْقَوْمَ قَرْحٌ مِّثْلُهُ وَتِلْكَ الْأَيَّامُ نُدَاوِلُهَا بَيْنَ النَّاسِ وَلِيَعْلَمَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَيَتَّخِذَ مِنكُمْ شُهَدَاءَ وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِين(140) وَلِيُمَحِّصَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَيَمْحَقَ الْكَافِرِينَ (141) أَمْ حَسِبْتُمْ أَن تَدْخُلُوا الْجَنَّةَ وَلَمَّا يَعْلَمِ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ جَاهَدُوا مِنكُمْ وَيَعْلَمَ الصَّابِرِينَ(142)
“If a wound should touch you – there has already touched the [opposing] people a wound similar to it. And these days [of varying conditions] We alternate among the people so that Allah may make evident those who believe and [may] take to Himself from among you martyrs – and Allah does not like the wrongdoers.
And that Allah may purify the believers [through trials] and destroy the disbelievers.
Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while Allah has not yet made evident those of you who fight in His cause and made evident those who are steadfast?” - (3:140-142)
As was RasulAllah when he laid out for us the exit strategy for the Ummah from the long standing crisis it has been facing when he said:
“If you deal in usury (riba) and hang onto the tails of cows, being satisfied with cultivation and ceasing to take part in Jihad, Allah will inflict a humiliation upon you which will not be removed until you return to your religion.” [Narrated Ahmad and Abu Dawud]
It is with this background that this blog has been set up and with the permission and help of Allah we aspire to provide inspirational and informative material which hope to serve as a reminder for sisters of the Ummah to return to their religion and file into their assigned positions within the ranks of the victorious generation!