Monthly Archives: October 2013
کبھی کبھی انسان اپنوں میں ھوتے ھوۓ بھی کتنا اجنبی پن محسوس کرتا ھے، اور کبھی کبھار غیروں میں بھی کتنی اپنائیت محسوس ھونے لگتی ھے۔
ایسا کیوں ھوتا ھے؟؟؟
کیوں کہ شاید ھم موافقت تلاش کر رہے ہوتے ھیں۔ جب ہمیں وہ نہیں ملتی، تو اپنے بھی غیر لگنے لگتے ھیں، اور اگر مل جاتی ھے، تو جہاں ملتی ھے، وہ غیر بھی ھوں تو اپنائیت کا احساس دیتے ھیں۔
ایسا ھی ھے؟
A Dutch politician who once helped produce a film depicting Islam as evil and extreme has performed the Hajj after declaring his conversion to the religion earlier this year.
Arnoud van Doorn has said he bitterly regrets his actions and wants to make amends by producing a film showing Islam in a positive light.
While on the Hajj, he told the Saudi Gazette: “I found myself among these faithful hearts. I hope that my tears of regret will wash out all my sins after my repentance.
“I felt ashamed standing in front of the Prophet’s grave. I thought of the grave mistake which I had made by producing that sacrilegious film. I hope that Allah will forgive me and accept my repentance.”
Van Doorn used to be a leading member of the Party for Freedom in Netherlands, headed by the notorious Geert Wilders.
In 2008 he helped market a short film produced by Wilders entitled ‘Fitna’ (sedition)in which Islam is portrayed as a religion that promotes violence and terrorism.
It also depicted the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb on his head.
The film was widely condemned and caused uproar in the Muslim world.
Van Doorn shocked many – not least his friend Wilders – when he publicly announced his conversion to Islam in March this year.
He told Al Jazeera: “I can understand people are skeptic, especially that it is unexpected for many of them.
He later added: “I have heard so many negative stories about Islam, but I am not a person who follows opinions of others without doing my own research,” he said.
“Therefore, I have actually started to deepen my knowledge of the Islam out of curiosity.
“My colleague Aboe Khoulani from the City Council in The Hague has brought me further into contact with the as-Soennah mosque, which has guided me even further.”
Van Doorn is also hoping to establish the first Islamic political party in Europe to represent Muslims on the continent.
Written By: Chris York
She wasn’t the same. She was different. Different from siblings, different from the rest of her age mates.
Her silence was meaningful, and so was her speech. She used to spend hours and hours alone , wandering in the distant skies.
After every obligatory prayer, a long pause used to be there, silently and lonely, whenever she used to raise her hands before ALLAH, she was never rejected.
There was a peace in her that people madly search for. She never planned bright futures, never thought of a beautiful hubby, or a huge banglow , or all that similar stuff teenagers used to dream of.
She was rather more interested in the Heavens above , more interested to know what ALLAH thinks of her, instead of thinking what people think of her.
And more over that. It wasn’t the only good thing about her , she wasn’t loyal only to the creator, but to the creation as well. All the relatives, all the friends, with everyone she was good.
But sometimes things change so suddenly, and so changed for her too.
Dunyah was brought infront of her, and she just fell down. The one who never thought of all kinda future plans started sewing dreamy sweaters. Her salah, no longer remained that profound. Her hours in solitude just finished, her good behavior dropped.
All because she started loving Dunyah, she indulged in Dunyah. Even having time , it was all given up thinking about how will she get a job, how will it change the life, how much to earn, and just money , money, money. Dunyah all around.
The love of dunyah when enters someone’s heart it leaves him a living dead. And so she was. A living being with dead soul.
ALLAH is so kind, He is so Merciful , The beginning of Love, the deep Love.
It was all His mercy, which turned her days once again. After failures and failures an failures, she understood, that ALLAH doesn’t like her this way, He wants her back. And then an Ayaah let her understood what exactly the issue was.
She forgot her friendship with ALLAH in making herself so indulged in Dunyah. And so ALLAH made her forget her ownself.
The reason behind all those restless nights, and fade days was that , she had lost herself.
When one finds his ownself, he surely finds ALLAH.
We are so busy in our lives, in our colleges, universities , in planning bright futures, in working day and night just to earn, and we just forget that nothing happens, nothing happens, nothing happens without the will of our Lord.
So if you want things to happen how you want them to happen, then just friendship with ALLAH first.
5 times salah, and prayers after that as a custom aren’t enough to build the relationship. Attention is required. Devotion is needed.
Go alone, sit alone, and talk to your best friend. ALLAH!!! The only loyal friend.
Please don’t let the business of this world make you lose your actual self. Please come out of this trap.
We only discuss that today we don’t give time to the relatives but to the technology only, but no one thinks that the greatest loss we have gone through is the clash between our relationship with ALLAH. We just say final salaam of salah, and run towards the iphone, to check if there are new emails, new twitter mentions, more like on facebook, more retweets. Just a hustle bustle.
No 5 minutes you sit alone with yourself that you hear a beep of your phone, and . . . . . time is over. You pick that up, and get busy with that.
Is this not the case with you too???
Do you not fall in this category? The lost people?? The forgotten “you” ?
Come back, please come back . . . . before it gets too late.
This dunyah is a trap, the more you focus on it, the more you get confused. The more you miss yourself.
Extract out time from the “busy schedule, and give company to your ownself, in an environment where there is no social network , no phone in your hand, no media around. just you and you.
And see the difference yourself.
I hope we all may find our lost selves.
Assalam o Alikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
You have a good relationship with your neighbors , you go twice thrice to their home daily to give something or to bring something. Sometimes just for a chit chat you spend hours there. The more time you spend with them the more you come to know about them, i.e how do they live, what they eat, what ethical values do they follow, which t.v channel do they like, who is their favorite actor/actress , how liberal are they, what hobbies they have, what time they sleep and a long long list of things are there which you come to know because of this close relationship. Many of these things even their relatives may not be aware of, which you know. Why??? Because you are close to them . And closeness brings knowingness, the more close you go, the more you come to know.
Now if these close neighbors leave for somewhere else, this thing make you deeply sad. It creates a huge space. Because you have a close relation with them. And their departure is unbearable for you.
On the contrary if your neighbors are “just” neighbors to you. You don’t visit them but only in case of funerals or wedding ceremonies, then they are just equal to strangers to you even living one next door.
If anytime they leave the house, their departure will not effect you, you will never feel their absence.
Quran is just similar, it is your neighbor living in your shelf. Now the more you visit it, the more deeply you’l come to know about it. , and you will feel hollowness inside whenever you’l be unable to find a copy of Quran. It will become your life, your day and night , your best friend , you’l go to it in every bad and sad. , you’l have it close to your heart , and it’s departure??? Naaa you can never think of it.
It depends of you now what kind of relationship would you like to create with your neighbor Quran. If you open it just to read on funerals, just on fridays or just to keep over a bride’s head as a bid’ah and a custom, forget that you’l receive it’s blessings.
Look! whenever you sent something to your neighbors , say sweet dish, of some gift., they surely return back something. Then how did you think that you will give Quran your time, and will not receive blessings in return?
Quran is that neighbor which is going to be there always till Qyamah, but you??? . . . . . . . . . . . . You may have to LEAVE for you new home (grave) anytime.
So before this departure come. Hug it, and friendship today with Quran. 🙂
In sha ALLAH this week our task is to make habit of reading the Quran daily, with understanding, even if one verse.
So let’s start our true friendship with Quran from today.
May ALLAH give us taofeeq to read , and read with understanding. In sha ALLAH.
So how many of you are ready for a true friendship ?????
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