Assalammualaikum Friends, 

We are deeply saddened to let you guys know that The 114 will cease, indefinitely. We wished we could put in more time for The 114 but other work commitments does not permit us to fully focus on The 114. We are immensely grateful for all the support/encouragement + kind words that we have received from all of you and may Allah bless you and your family always.

We can be reached, alternatively on our personal websites. Aida (The 114’s Main Designer) writes at: while Karim blogs at

With all our love and prayers,

Aida Azlin + Karim Boubker

Yes we are! In Sha Allah!

Friends, it’s easy to criticise, to comment, and to have opinions. But it’s much harder, and more noble, to help. May Allah allow us to be closer to Him through helping others, Amin.

Strive on, friends. Let’s keep our eyes on the prize: Jannah In Sha Allah!

To ask ourselves, every single day.

Friends, we say this Aya at least 17 times a day. May we one day fully understand the beauty of it. Even asking for help from Allah, is a form of Ibadah (Worship). Ya Allah, how Merciful You are to us.


Anonymous asked:

Assalamualaikum. Love it. Love your blog. Pleaseeeeee keep it up bcs I really need more of something like this. Thank you :D


Walaikumsalam Warahmatullah Wabarakatu, 

Alhamdulillah! Thank you so much for this super-nice message, kind stranger! In Sha Allah, if Alllah wills it, we will certainly keep doing this. May Allah bless you and your family in abundance. 


Friends, whatever situation we find ourselves in right now, take comfort that we are exactly where Allah wants us to be right now. If you are in an extremely difficult situation, our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said “know that what does not afflict you could never have afflicted you; and what afflicts you would never have missed you. And realize that victory is with patience, relief is with stress, and indeed with difficulty comes ease.” [Nawawi’s 40 Hadith]

There is always a bigger picture, a larger context that we are unable to perceive with our short-sightedness. Allah Most High is fully aware of how things unfold in the long run, and we must place our trust in Him, fully realizing that there is wisdom in His decisions.

"Ya Allah, may You make it easy for all of us to trust in Your Qadr, Amin."

Excerpt of The Prophet’s (peace be upon him) last sermon:

"O People! it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under Allah’s trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers."

Friends, may we always remember to treat our mothers, wives and sisters with utmost love and kindness as how our Beloved Prophet has reminded us to.

Narrated by Imam Muslim: the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said “one should beg one’s Lord with a will and full devotion, for there is nothing so great in the eye of Allah SWT which He cannot grant”.

Subhan’Allah. Friends, may we never forget His Abundance even during our tough times and the most dire of circumstances. Amin.

May Allah give us strength and courage to hold on, fight on and stay firm against our everyday struggles with the most deceptive and the most cunning Shaytaan, Amin.

Allah is Ever-Present, Ever-Listening!

Ma Sha Allah, this week really flew by! Jumaa Mubarak friends, may we take hold of our precious time in this Dunia to do only good, good things. Amin.

Friends, sometimes we are guilty of saying things that we don’t mean, or doing things that we are not supposed to, at the heat of the moment. This can cause so much hurt to the other party and the best thing to do when we are angry is to remember Allah, Istighfar, and remind ourselves that “the strong man is not the one who can wrestle, but it is the one who can control himself when he is angry.” (Bukhari)

May Allah make us those who will always remain calm, especially when being provoked, Amin.


Anonymous asked:

Salam,I'm so glad I stumbled across your site. Absolutely love the marriage of Islam and creativity. I was wonder if it is ok to copy and share your lovely quotes on my blog, Facebook, Instagram etc? Pls do let me know. Barakallah fiihi


Walaikumsalam Warahmatullah Wabarakatu, 

Yes of course you can have it on your blog or any social media platforms. Would greatly appreciate if you can link it back to us. :)

Jazak’Allah Khair,

The 114 team