Daily Archives: June 25, 2013
Share the challenge in sha ALLAH Let’s see who hides behind Facebook comments and who is brave enough to come out into the open!
The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) said:
“The most perfect of the believers in faith is he who is
the best of them in conduct, and the best of you in conduct
… are those who are best to their wives.”
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“And be patient for the decision of your Lord, for indeed you are in Our eyes.” (52:48)It is through the knowledge that Allah (swt) sees what we are going through and is in control that we are able to be patient.
One of the burning issues these days in Canada and in all Western countries is that of Abortion. In the absence of a specific law on abortion, the provincial governments are, in fact, groping in the dark. One court in Ontario allowed a woman to have abortion. The interesting thing, however, is that on her way out of the court, she announced that she already had abortion but she repented for doing so simply because she returned back to her boy-friend. So she no more supports the pro-abortion campaign in Canada. This statement was hailed by what is called pro-lifers in North America.
Another woman from Quebec, called Chantal Daigle, asked the court there to allow her have abortion of her 21 week pregnancy. The court prevented her from doing so. The woman, however, insisted and defied the court’s judgment. She did have abortion. Not only this but she resorted to the Supreme Court to change that decision. The Supreme Court gave its approval and repealed the prevention decision.
In the light of the above, it may be asked here: What is the attitude of Islam towards the issue of abortion? Is it true that women have full control over their bodies and they can have abortion anytime they wish? Or does Islam agree with those who say: “No, the fetus is a human being and has full human rights”? It has the right to live and to be protected. So it is a crime to have abortion? How does Islam look at this issue?
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O you who believe! Do your duty to Allah, seek the means of approach to Him, and strive with might and main in His cause: that you may prosper.”
[Holy Quran 5:35]
It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (Radiya Allahu anhu) that the Messenger of Allah (Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) related the following words from Allah The Almighty:
“Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, I shall be at war with him. My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have imposed upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with the supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask (something) of Me, I would surely grant him it.”
Just as a farmer needs to make an effort to prepare the land for plantation by clearing the shrubs & weeds, then softeni…ng the soil & tilling it, planting the seeds & ensuring the proper irrigation and fumigation etc until the day of harvest, we too need to prepare for the month of fasting by leaving all sin, softening our hearts, increase our acts of worship etc. Without this we would not reap the fruits of this month.
~Mufti Ismail Menk~ Read the rest of this entry
“Say: ‘Shall we tell you of those who lose most in respect of their deeds? Those whose efforts have been wasted in this life, while they thought that they were acquiring good by their works.”
[Holy Quran 18:103/104]
“The greatest of these things we waste are two, upon which are founded all other wasted things: the waste of the heart, and the waste of time. Wasting of the heart is to prefer the world over the Hereafter; and wasting of time is to have too much hope. Every corruption is found in the following of desires and having too much hope; and every benefit is found in the following of the guidance and preparing for the meeting with Allah; and Allah’s help is sought.”