Monthly Archives: March 2013
Assalam o Alikum WaramatuLLAHI Wa Barakatuhu!
“Sometimes what we wish for seems far away or were faced with what we fear, Only then the reality of being attached to ALLAH subhanahu wa taala is revealed. Some people leave off dua thinking that their request will never be fulfilled, or they leave off dua thinking that their affliction or hardship will not be taken away. But who still keeps supplicating? It is the one who thinks well of ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala!. What does thinking well of ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala means? It’s not what may be initially understood; which is that ALLAH is merciful and that’s it! This is not enough. Thinking well of ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala is firstly knowing that ALLAH is able to do all things, and then to know that ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala is the Most Merciful. So first you have to know that ALLAH is able (to do all things). Because during a hardship anyone who sees you will have mercy on you, So the issue here is not mercy, the issue is that this person cannot help you or alleviate your affliction. The key to thinking well of ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala is to know that nothing can stop ALLAH from doing what He wishes be it in this earth or the Heavens! For one to have this truth firm in his heart… this cannot be read in books or taught in universities nor it is given in lectures.
THIS ONLY COMES FROM RECIETING THE QURAN.
(Or like the one who passed by a town while it had tumbled over its roofs,
He said: “Oh! How will ALLAH ever bring it to life after its death?” So ALLAH caused him to die for a hundred years , then raised him up (again). He said: “How long did you remain (dead)?”. He (the man) said: “i remained (dead) a day or part of the day.” He said: “nay! you have remained (dead) for a hundred years , look at your food and your drink …they show no change; and look at your donkey. And thus we have made of you a sign for the people. Look at the bones, how We bring them together and clothe them with flesh.”
When this was clearly shown to him,he said: “i know (now) that ALLAH is able to do all things.” (2:259)
This is the greatest key to being a true slave of ALLAH… to know that ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala is able to do all things!
If this certainty is firm in the heart… who amongst the creation will you worry about asking or will you stand in front of to beg for His help? There is nobody (who can help).
If you are sure and certain that only ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala is able to do all things, only then , when your wishes and aspirations seem far away and you are faced with problems you will know that ALLAH is able to remove your afflictions and complete His favor on you and bestow His blessing on you.”
Note: This is a transcript of a lecture, to listen to the lecture you can use the link below.
Lets change the world with piety
Assalam o Alikum WarahmatuLLAHI Wa Barakatuhu!
Sometimes a little incident teaches you a great lesson.
I was alone at home in the evening, did some work, and offered maghrib salah when the light suddenly went out. Horrible! dark everywhere. I kept sitting with horror in my heart.
Suddenly a thought came to my mind, that how much we fear the darkness in the surroundings and how much ignorant we are of the darkness of our hearts??? The darkness of surroundings cannot harm me the way inside dark can. then why are we this much careless about it.
We take all measures to keep ourself safe from outward harms, but what about inward diseases???
i only fear the darkness of my surroundings forgetting this that the darkness of my heart will one day become the darkness of my surroundings in the grave (May ALLAH protect us).
When the light came back i felt a calmness in my heart, as i had found something missing. so i realized that when an outward darkness effects my heart this way that it frightens me alot, what would be the effect of my inner darkness on me??? and how extreme the pleasure can be when the ‘electricity’ of my heart will come back?
ALLAHU AKBAR!, darkness of the heart are sins , as it is mentioned in a hadith narrated by Abu Hurairah Rd.A, that when a person does a sin he gets a dark dot on his heart, if he repents it is removed, and if he keeps doing sins and do not repent then the whole heart gets black. and hardly the person can get a chance to repent. (May ALLAH protect us)
Also while writing this post i found something on a website regarding the effects of inside darkness .
” The sinner will find darkness in his heart, which he will feel just as he feels the darkness of night. So this darkness affects his heart as the physical darkness affects his vision. For obedience is light and disobedience is darkness. The stronger the darkness grows, the greater becomes his confusion, until he falls into innovation, misguidance and other things that lead to doom, without even realizing, like a blind man who goes out in the darkness of the night, walking alone This darkness grows stronger until it covers the eyes, then it grows stronger until it covers the face, which appears dark and is seen by everyone. ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abbaas said: “Good deeds make the face light, give light to the heart, and bring about ample provision, physical strength and love in people’s hearts. Bad deeds make the face dark, give darkness to the heart, and bring about physical weakness, a lack of provision and hatred in people’s hearts.”
Then appears a question that how can i get light in my heart and clean my heart?
“Abdullah ibn Umar (Radhiyallaho anhum) narrated: “Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) said, “The hearts get rusted as does iron with water. When someone asked, “what could cleanse hearts again?’ Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) said, “Frequent remembrance of death and recitation of Qur’an.”
I don’t no what more to write, i just know that i have learned a great lesson today, and i have decided to provide more and more “electric power” t my heart.
i thought to share this incident with you as well .
Now me and you, we all have have to look in ourselves.
How much darkness and how much light do we have???
Kindly say Ameen once to this dua:
O ALLAH! forgive our all major and minor sins, make us amongst those who repent when they make sins. and give light in our hearts.. ALLAHUMMA AMEEN.
Let’s change the world with PIETY
Assalam o Alikum WarahmatuLLAHI Wa Barakatuhu
We all know the importance of hijab, and we keep hearing different news about hijab. but the post is not actually about hijab , but “hijabians”
Whenever we talk or hear about modesty and it comes on women, we think that a modest women= hijabian. And thats all, how we define modesty of a women. Right?
But no brothers and sisters!
Personality of a modest women is not complete with a hijab. Do you remember when you read Surah Ahzaab, what does ALLAH say in it while giving ahkaam to the wives of the Prophet, and indirectly to the women of whole Ummah ???
“O wives of the Prophet, you are not like anyone among women. If you fear Allah , then do not be soft in speech [to men], lest he in whose heart is disease should covet, but speak with appropriate speech”
Point to be noted, even after wearing hijab, and even that you are in hijab DO NOT BE SOFT IN SPEECH.
But our problem today is this, that we only concentrate on wearing dashing hijab, thinking that we are obeying ALLAH subhanahu wa taala. But we leave the factors that are stuck with the order of Hijab.
We see today that people make fun of hijabis and niqabis, that ohh look at them, they are weraing hijab with a camel hump, niqab of A,B,C,D is not proper and etc.
By doing this we ourself give chance to people to speak against hijab, and to make fun of it.
Wearing hijab means that now you have to be , and you should behave modest, remember that hijab of a Modest woman is not only a cloth over her, But her whole personality is a HIJAB.Her speech, her walking style ,her gaze, her sound and the whole “she” is a Hijab!!
The difference between just appearance and no personality is this
So what would we like to have? Appearance? Modest personality? Or Both???
A modest woman has both.
So, From now onwards we should take an account of ourself dear sisters, and should avoid:-
1. The best thing is to stay at home if we have nothing to do outside, (meaning that if we are not a student or working women etc). Going outside just to have fun , just for window shoppings, just to show the people how cute we are, these all are the deeds a modest woman never does.
2. We should avoid wearing such hijabs that are more a claptrap than a hijab.
3. Be alarmed to talk to any stranger , any non-mehrum with a soft sound, soft voice, because you may have no wrong intention, but what about the one standing before you??? He can take any meaning of you being soft with him, so we have to take a safe side.
4.While we are outside in public , we should make a habit to lower our gaze. (lowering gaze is one thing which gives light to your heart, i bet.)
5. Once again, and the thing i have recently learned, that your whole personality, your voice, your walking style should be so much majestic that never a non-mehrum can get a chance to have chit chat with you.
Do we do all these things? No we don’t, and thats the reason people have made a fun of hijab. If we start wearing hijabs and niqabs with its true essence never someone will get a single chance to make fun of the order our Lord has given to us.
Be majestic , Be modest and Be a Hijabi/Niqabi!
Women who are not only covered but even their heatrts are more clean than the clean water are the ones ALLAH subhanahu ta’ala loves , let we be the beloveds of our Lord.
LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD WITH PIETY! , AND LET “WE” BE THE ONE TO START A CHANGE.
P.S you can comment your views or healthy criticism, or may be the points i have left to mention.
Assalam o Alikum WarahmatuLLAHI Wa Brakatuhu!
Imam Ibn Ul Jauzi Rh.A was a great scholar of his time, he had written around 150 books on different aspects of religious and worldly matters.
Normally Ibn Ul Jauzi is famous as a scholar only, but he also wrote some books which have got a lot of humor in them. One of those humorous black and white is “من اخبار الحمقی والمغفلین”
He writes in this book:
An innocent man was going somewhere with his donkey. A man saw him and said to his friend: ” I will take away his donkey and i will not let him know of it “. His friend inquired: “How is it possible when the rope of donkey is in his hands?”
Man replied: “keep waching” , and he stepped forward, took off the rope from the neck of the donkey, wore it around his own neck and said to his friend: “Take the donkey and go from here”.
After some time , the donkey’s owner looked back and found no donkey but a man, he got amazed and asked: “where is the donkey”?
Man: “i am the donkey”
Owner: “Whatttttt??? How is it possible?
Man: “actually i always used to disobey my mother, one day she said some bad words to me, and since then i am a donkey, and have been serving you, , but now my mother has uttered some good words for me and i have again become a human. ”
Owner amazingly said, “ohh., i have been using you and you were a human?”
Man: “Yes, exactly”
Owner: “Okay then, go on your way” (and the man quickly went away)
The donkey’s owner went to his house , and kept thinking for some days, at last he thought to buy a new donkey , so he reached a market to buy one.
There he saw his first donkey, he stepped towards him, and as he reached almost near to the donkey , he said in his ear:
“O DEVIL! HAVE YOU AGAIN DISOBEYED YOUR MUM?: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
* Keeeep smiling.
By: Junaid Ahmed , AlHittin.com contributor
Reminiscent of a hardcore criminal on trial, a Muslim woman clad in hijab stands in the courts of “liberalism” and “tolerance”; she is the “perpetrator” and will be given no lawyer to plead her case, instead she has to do it all herself. She is to convince the “civilized” people with infallible proof that her hijab is not a result of evil and oppressive Muslim men but her own conscious and God-fearing self. Verily she fails to do because her case has already been decided, no matter the how strong her argument. The west in its blood-stained efforts to bring “civility” and “modernity” to the Muslim world has left no stone unturned to create such a ruckus that every Muslim woman wearing a hijab has to stand a trial in the beleaguered courts of the modern society. From newspaper headlines to movies, hijab clad Muslim women are presented as one of the lacunae of the Islamic civilization; the same civilization that, transcending the barriers of superstitions and profound fallacies formed treasures of knowledge which paved the way for west’s renaissance after hundreds of years of darkness. It signifies profound hypocrisy on part of west that it lectures Muslims on the codes of conduct while it itself sits atop the utterly shameless tree of Godlessness characterized by rampant injustice and oppression.
While the west created “rules” allow a woman to wander naked on beaches, a Muslim woman wearing hijab is castigated and asked whether she is tortured into donning a hijab or not. If a Muslim man assaulted her into wearing one? All journalistic skills are put to use to portray she is indeed an “oppressed black box”. The hate filled obsession of the west and its ardent followers in the east with hijab can be best understood by taking a cursory look at the position of the women in the apparently liberal societies. From a woman’s toe-nails to her hair, everything has been brought in the open market to sell-optimum utilization of resources a manager will tell you. Having completely stripped their society of all morality, the champions of liberalism have turned to Muslim women and Muslim societies.
“Remove those covers off the faces of your women and let us feast on their beauty and corrupt them. We have already exhausted and corrupted our women. We want fresh meat now. Remove those veils and let us satisfy our lust”, this is the actual meaning of feminism and women rights that the west is so arduously promoting among Muslims. And many a Muslims, dazzled by the glitz of this sugar-coated lust and corruption, cordially help in establishment of its franchises, effectively putting their mothers and daughters on sale. A truly discomforting and sick reality!
In an actual age of modernity, morality and ethics would form the cornerstone of any action and discourse. Nudity as an evil would be debated, ridiculed infact. Hijab as token of modesty would be promoted. However the current times are far from being modern; Hijab is castigated and put to countless biased debates and nudity is promoted. Modernity does not lie in nudity and its glorification. Departing from the apologetic tones that Muslims take with respect to hijab, there should actually be a debate, a serious one at that, on the vanity of western concept of woman. A woman in west is defined by sexuality, sexuality and sexuality! Just like an animal. The rampant exploitation of women in west has significantly increased homosexuality as the women view men as nothing more than beasts. An objective look into the sexual morality would help the children in west in having a more positive feel towards the society, when they who their father is. USA, the epitome of modernity has most of its population based on illegitimate children. It will go a long way in helping the masses in west to come to terms with the reality and evolve as better humans. Immodesty and promiscuity should be debated as a vice rather than a virtue. Muslims must realize that all that glitters is not gold and shun the apologetic attitude of slavery.
Rather than putting a hijab clad Muslim woman on trial in the courts of “modernity”, it should be the bikini clad woman that should be put there. Questions should be asked of them; who is forcing you to walk half-nude and feast the eyes of lustful men? Who is infact brainwashing you into believing that nudity and promiscuity is liberation? Indeed, who says that you are free?