Daily Archives: October 6, 2013
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
One of the facts that gave me great comfort when I was reading about Islam was the fact that Jesus is also known as the Messiah in the Quran. He was born from a virgin birth, from his mother Mary.
I found it intriguing that their was a chapter in the Qurran named for the mother of the Messiah, Mary. I remember reading this chapter and feeling like I was embarking on one of life’s great mysteries – this being the great mystery of the birth of Jesus but also the great mystery; why as a 36 year old educated human being diid I not know this fact? How could I classify myself as educated, and what system educated me to reach a state as an adult that I did not know that one of the great faiths on this planet shared the belief with me that Jesus was the Messiah and born of the virgin Mary! This in some ways was the greater of the mysteries!
(Reverted brother, Will King)
10 Causes that Result in Allaah’s Love For His Slave and the Slave’s Love for his Lord
1. reciting the Qur’an while pondering over its meanings and what is meant by it. Read the rest of this entry
Al-Bukaari and Muslim narrated from Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, relating from his Lord, may He be glorified and exalted: “Allah decreed good deeds and bad deeds, then He explained that. Whoever thinks of doing a good deed then does not do it, Allah will write it down as one complete good deed. If he thinks of doing a good deed and then does it, Allah [may He be glorified and exalted] will write it down between ten and seven hundred fold, or many more. If he thinks of doing a bad deed then he does not do it, Allah will write it down as one complete good deed, and if he thinks of it then does it, Allah will write it down as one bad deed.” Read the rest of this entry
As that which is hidden from you is the Paradise, the Hell-Fire, the angels, the damsels of Paradise, the act of resurrection and that which comes after it. All of those things are hidden from you and you believe in them.
The second type of hidden matters is that which you have hidden yourself from O-servant! and that is the Ḥaḍra (presence) of Allāh-Taʿālā. The Ḥaḍra of Allāh-Taʿālā is not absent; it is omnipresent and closer to you than anything else. If you fail to find this Ḥaḍra, then you are the one who is absent, not the Ḥaḍra.~
Gardens of Tafsir of Shaykh Ibrahim Niasse