Here, Allah swt mentions the punishment of the disbelievers and the reward of the righteous believers, after describing the Kufr(not believing Allah, and rejecting the message of truth) and Shirk (Seting partner with Allah) that the disbelievers indulge in,
(For them is a torment in the life of this world,) by the hands of the believers, killing and capturing them,
(and certainly, the torment of the Hereafter.) which will come after they suffer humiliation in this life, (is harder) many times harder.
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said to those who agreed to Mula`anah,
(Surely, the torment of this life, is easier than the torment of the Hereafter.) Indeed, and just as the Messenger of Allah stated, the torment of this life ends but the torment of the Hereafter is everlasting in a Fire that is seventy times hot than our fire, where there are chains whose thickness and hardness are unimaginable. Allah said in other Verse,
(So on that Day none will punish as He will punish. And none will bind as He will bind.)﴿[The Holy Quran, 89:25-26] Read the rest of this entry
O Allah! Please grant me the one
Who will be the garment for my soul…
Who will satisfy half of my deen
And in doing so make me whole
Make him righteous and on your path
In all he’ll do and say
And sprinkle water on me at Fajr (Early Morning Prayer)
And spend within his means
May he seek Allah’s guidance always
To fulfill all his dreams
May he always refer to Qur’an
and the Sunnah as his moral guide
May he thank and appreciate Allah
For the woman at his side
May he be conscious of his anger
And often fast and pray
In every possible way
May he honor and protect me
And guide me in this life
And finally, O Allah!
Make him abundant in love and laughter
In taqwa and sincerity
In striving for the hereafter!
May Allah grant all the Muslim sisters with such husbands… Ameen ya rabbel alameen
She will think that she can control her self and protect herself from haraam even if she studies and works with males, communicates with males, share jokes with males, goes to canteen and picnics with males….just because she wears a hijab and a scarf so she is safe.
There are certain careers essential for women and medical zone and teaching being one them, yet they are not without dangers because the learning environment teaches you many other things too .. those things which you dont pay your fees for, nor it is part of your syllabus.
It comes in the form of being ‘look cautious’, smart at jokes or responding to jokes, ettiquette of laughing , sitting, exchanging gifts and gift cards and demanding parties from class mates……A girl is exposed to the latest fashions and realises that her looks, her face, her style and the colour of her dresses needs to be updated. Even a simple girl wants complicated looks.
This causes a shift in her attitude towards herself specially her Islamic way of life she has come from.
An environment that enveloped her from all the glitter of being watched and graded by males, a cloud that shaded her from all the heats of competitive looks will now seem to her like a cage depriving her freedom to fly.
Yet I say that these two are the need of of our community so some females who are firm in deen and have a strong religious background should go ino them but with a little caution
In fields like Information Technology it is only intelligence that is needed but a grade in beauty will lift your popularity index as compared to the other girls in the class.
Lengthy working hours to finish the tasks and late nights to fix up net work problems are important part of the job profile. She will keep on disconnecting her phone repeatedly every time her husband or children disturb her. Poor fellows only wanted to know if she is coming early and cooking food or should they order from hotel. The only thing she gets is a fat salary to buy luxuries for herself and branded expensive beauty products designer’s dresses are some of them, and some time birthday cards with flowery words of love and affections for her husband and children , which come from the pens of professional writers and not from her heart.Replace IT with Engineering or CA , the rules and the rulers of studying and working places remain same.
There are certain careers like MBA where looks and styles are essential chapters of your syllabus. . She has to learn the art of persuading customers and please them and bargain hard for her company. If you see it from a little different angle, she is not only marketing the product or the services of her company but marketing herself in the office. Students have to give presentations to audience standing before them, looking into their eyes, without feeling shy and bashful other wise it is counted as lack confidence.
Those natural attributes that fetch you more marks in the book of Allah will now sit in the column of liablities and barriers towards prosperity.
Your shy and modest Islamic nature, that is declared to be a part of Emaan in every book of hadith, will gradually say to you good bye..
After all an A-plus in Maths and Sceince indicates that you are intelligent in those subject only but in real life there are subjects in which are grading is done by Allah only and Haya is one of them.
Meanwhile you will still continue to wear an abhaya with a scarf, fearless of any threat to your modesty from any side. Any takers of my Advice?
Or as Prophet Saleh said when he looked at his dead people devasted by the wrath of Allah:
O my People! I gave you sincere advice but Alas! You do not love sincere advisors…..
Surah al-Ar’af ch 7,verse 79
Auhtor: Nisaar Nadiadwala speaksn write on socio-educational issues from Islamic perspective. he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org