Daily Archives: April 14, 2013

when you love someone what should you do?

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Question and Answer:
I have never spoken to her, and generally do not speak to women. We sometimes exchange salams.
How do I propose to her and approach her for marriage, since I am a practising muslim, and do not talk to sisters what is the best way?
Should I go and speak to her and get to know her first, without stepping beyond the boundaries of Allah? or shall I propose straight away?
I am afraid that because she does not really know me, and that we are from different cultural backgrounds I will be rejected instantly if I propose straight away without getting to know her first.
Whilst on the other hand I fear that I am doing something Un-islamic If I talk to her and get to know her.
I am in a difficult situation what is the best thing to do?
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A good wife can bring balance in your life! lol

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You may smile at this picture, lol 🙂 but this picture has got a moral in it.

The Man = You
The Woman = Your Wife
The limping Tractor = Your Life

You may run your life in your own way; but Allah has created wives for you to balance your life. A good wife will always assist you in all sort of problems you are facing in your life. You can share all your sad and sweet moments with her, your life cannot be a complete life without her, in Al-Quran Allah says about wives.

“…They are your garments, and you are their garments” [Qur’an 2-187].

Do I need to explain more than this beautiful Quranic verse?

Youth Before Old Age

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Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) has said “value five things before five, youth before old age, health before sickness, wealth before poverty, leisure before preoccupation, and life before death.” (Tirmizi)

Youth, Health, Wealth, and Time, are temporary stages within the cycle of life. They seem so permanent, so full of promise, yet i…n reality are so fleeting and so deceitful. They breed a false sense of authority, and independence that leads to rebellion, and heedlessness.

The Holy Qur’an states: “Most certainly, men transgress all bounds because he deems himself to be independent. -Verily to your Rabb is the (final) return.” (AI-Alaq, Ayah 6-8)

When we do eventually return to Allah Ta’ala, everyone will inescapably have to give an account of the favours that he enjoyed. “Man will remain firmly rooted to his place on the Day of Judgment until he is asked about five (favours) : His life span -how he spent it, his youth – how he ruined it, his wealth -where he earned it and how he spent it, and how he acted on what he learnt.”

As youth we procrastinate, and hope to reform some time in the “future”, least realizing that we may never see the dawn of another day, that we are going to be questioned particularly about how we spent our youth. You are therefore never too young to be a devout and committed Muslim. During the golden era of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), society was divided into only two categories. An individual was either regarded as a child and granted all the privileges of childhood or as an adult who shouldered the responsibilities of adulthood. Read the rest of this entry

Nurturing Daughters

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Islaam has held in high esteem those parents who nurture daughters and has made the undertaking of this task a means of entering Jannah (paradise). Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) has given glad tidings of his closeness and proximity to the parents who bring up daughters.

Hazrat Anas (radiyallahu anhu) reports Rasulullah (Sallallaahu A…layhi Wa Sallam) said, “The person who successfully brings up two daughters until they reach maturity, then on the day of Qiyamah (Judgement) myself and that person will be like this (Rasulullah r) indicated closeness by bringing together his index and middle fingers). (Sahih Muslim)

Imam Bukhari (rah) has brought several ahadith in his book Adabul Mufrad, stating that the person, who has two or three daughters, and he gives them an Islamic upbringing then those very daughters will become a shield for him from the fire of Jahannam (Hell).

It has been recorded in Abu Dawood, the famous compilation of Hadith, the person who brings up three daughters, gets them married, and thereafter maintains affable relationship with them; will enter Jannah (paradise).

With regards to kindness and fairness Islam has ensured that boys and girls are treated equally. We should not unjustly discriminate between our children on the basis of their gender. Read the rest of this entry

Messengers: God’s Communication Channel

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To every nation that has passed on, God sent a messenger who summoned them to His true path. Messengers are those who communicate the existence and oneness of God, spread His religion, and inform them about what Allah demands from them, in other words, things that they should do and things that they should abstain from. They also warn them against the punishment of Hell and give them the glad tidings of Paradise.

The lives and struggles of the messengers are abundant in lessons for believers who think and are inclined to learn from them. In the Qur’an, God describes in detail the subjects they communicated to their peoples, the methods they employed to persuade them and many other aspects of the messengers themselves.

There is instruction in their stories for people of intelligence… [The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 12, Verse 111 ] Read the rest of this entry

If you don’t cry reading this (story) you have no heart

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I was walking around in a Big Bazar store shopping, when I saw a Cashier talking to a boy couldn’t have been more than 5 or 6 years old..

The Cashier said, ‘I’…m sorry, but you don’t have enough money to buy this doll. Then the little boy turned to the cashier and asked: are you sure I don’t have enough money?”

The cashier counted his cash once again and replied: ”You know that you don’t have enough money to buy the doll, my dear.” The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.

Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to. ‘It’s the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much . I wanted to Gift her for her BIRTHDAY. Read the rest of this entry

Khalid Bin Waleed’s Letter to Persian empire

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This letter was written by Khalid, from his head-quarters in Babylonia, to the Persian monarch Emperor Yazdegerd III before invading it. (History of the World, Volume IV [Book XII. The Mohammedan Ascendency], page 463, by John Clark Ridpath, LL.D. 1910.)

“Submit to Islam and be safe. Or agree to the payment of the Jizya (tax), and you and your people will be under our protection, else you will have only yourself to blame for the consequences, for I bring the men who desire death as ardently as you desire life.”

doing small sin!!>?

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Ibn Al Hasan (A.R.) once remarked: “I am grieving for forty years over a sin committed by me.” Someone enquired, “What sin is that which has caused great concern and grief in you?”

He replied, “Once I was visited by a friend and in order to entertain him, I bought fish which we subsequently ate. After the meal, I scraped some sand from my neighbour’s wall without his permission, to wash my hands. I am still crying over that sin.”

The questioner expressed surprise over the fact that such a small fault has created so much of anguish and concern. So Ibn Al Hasana explained that according to the Prophet (peace and blessing upon him) the biggest sin before Allah is that little slip or error which man regards as trifle and unimportant and therefore thinks it unnecessary to seek forgiveness.

On the other hand, if he acknowledges his wrongs considering them to be quite serious, he would certainly feel guilty and ashamed of his actions and this would induce him to repent, seek Allah’s forgiveness through which he receives pardon and in this way obliterates all trace of the sin.

Avoid confession your sins

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Confession of one’s sins is on a rise. A rising trend that leads one’s secrecy to demise. “O’ Lord, forgive me of my sins”, you always appealed. Then why do you broadcast your sins in pride that He already concealed? Remember the day you will run naked on an endless field. When your skin will be torn, burnt & peeled. Where no mother, no father, no friends can act as a shield. Your sins will come back to form that were once cleaned. Ask yourself; is it really worth confessing what He sealed?

“All of my Ummah will be forgiven except those who make their sins known.” – Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam)

Cleanliness is a Part of Your Faith

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Not that long ago, when Europe was in its Golden Age, civilization, it seemed was at its peak and perfection. It was also during this time of pomp and pageantry, that it was not uncommon for men and women of the aristocracy to wear lice and mouse traps on their bodies, because to immerse oneself bodily into water, (i.e., to take a bath), was deemed unhealthy. Powdered wigs covered shaved heads due to lice infestations, and heavy perfumes barely covered the pungent smells of unwashed bodies.

Cleanliness had very little to do with that civilization, but it has everything to do with ours. Unfortunately, the Muslims are backtracking to a darker period, when to be clean, in our bodies, our homes, and our communities, was looked upon as a small thing. But as the old saying goes, cleanliness is godliness, and as we profess to be the true worshippers of the One, true God, Allah, then our nation should be the cleanest. Cleanliness, however, does not stop at the physical level; we must also strive to keep our minds, our hearts and our intentions free from the filth of sin.

It was narrated by Abu Malik al-Ash’ari that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, said, “Cleanliness is half of faith and Alhamdulillah fills the scale, and SubhanaAllah and Alhamdulillah fill up what is between the heavens and the earth. Salah is a light, and charity is proof (of one’s faith) and endurance is a brightness and the Qur’an is a proof on your behalf or against you. All men go out early in the morning and sell themselves, thereby setting themselves free or destroying themselves.” (Sahih Muslim). Read the rest of this entry

Islaam and Freedom of Thought

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During the course of a discussion I was told:

“You are not liberal”

“Why?” I asked him.

“Do you believe in the existence of a God”. He said.

“Yes, I do”

During the course of a discussion I was told:

“You are not liberal”

“Why?” I asked him.

“Do you believe in the existence of a God”. He said.

“Yes, I do”

“Do you pray and fast for Him?”

“I do”.

“Well, then you are not liberal”.

There upon I asked him:

“ How do you say that I am not a freethinker?”

“Because you believe in nonsense that has no existence at all”.

He told me.

“And you? What do you believe in? What do you think created universe and life?” I asked him.

“Nature!”

“But what is Nature?”

“It is the secret power that is limitless but has got manifestations which can be perceived by the sense organs,” he said.

At this I said: “I understand by this statement of yours that you prevent me from believing in an unknown power because you want me to believe in another equally unknown power. But the question is that why should I disown my God for the sake of another equally unknown but false god, especially when in the one I find peace, tranquility and comfort, whereas the false god of Nature neither answers my call, nor comforts me?”. Read the rest of this entry