April 20, 2013

The Character of Muhammad (SAW)

Everyone knows the very famous story of when Rasulullah (S.A.W) was walking in the dessert at noon, it was very hot and he saw a woman carrying her luggage on her head. He went and took the luggage from her and carried it until they reached her destination. This woman did not know that it was Rasulullah (S.A.W) who was helping her. As they walked, Rasulullah (S.A.W) asked her why she was leaving town and she answered that she heard of a magician named Muhammad was in town. The whole way she kept on saying immoral things about the prophet (S.A.W), but Rasulullah (S.A.W) was very patient and kind, therefore he did not say anything and he listened quietly. When they finally reached their destination Rasulullah (S.A.W) put down her bag, and when he was just about to leave, the woman said to him, “Oh kind person! At least tell me your name!” Rasulullah (S.A.W) replied, “I am the person because of whom you left town.” The woman was amazed to hear this, and she felt bad that such a kind, helpful and true person had been wronged so she accepted Islam

There are many more incidents just like this; like the woman who used to throw garbage on Rasulullah (S.A.W) whenever he would pass by. Then when one day she failed to do so and Rasulullah (S.A.W) knocked on her door to see if she was ok, she feared that he had come to take revenge. When she found out that he only came to see that she is well she became so surprised and impressed by Rasulullah (S.A.W)’s behaviour that she accepted Islam.

See, Rasulullah (S.A.W), he did not preach to these women and immediately start telling them about Islam. He didn’t knock on the old lady’s door and say “hey since you’re not throwing garbage right now, maybe you wanna hear a little about tawheed.”No. He approached them with kindness and treated them in the best manner. They watched for themselves and seeing this amazing character in the prophet made them realize on their own that this man must be the messenger and this religion he has brought must be the truth.

Spreading Islam through words is very important, but we have to remember that our actions count a lot more. Most of us here go to public school, or not just in school but when we’re anywhere in the public people are watching us. They know we’re Muslims, so everything we do, in their eyes, thats what Islam is. We represent Islam. So if we show respect, kindness, be helpful and display the best manners in public, then the people who this behaviour will see that this is from Islam, a religion that teaches good morals. When we are at home, or at the masjid in a gathering, we are all equal, no Muslim is better than another. But, when we go in the outside world we are not the same as everyone else. When people see Muslims, they should see something different, something exceptional; Rasulullah (S.A.W)’s character was very great and uncommon. If people look at us and they do see these good morals and character this could be a means of da’wat to them and their coming closer to Islam. However, if we don’t show proper behaviour, and we act disrespectfully, speak rudely, show absolutely no manners and violent behaviours. Then people will obviously hate our religion and run away from it. Then when we do try to call people to Islam they will only have negative thoughts about. When we look all over the media we see so many misconceptions about Islam. We get offended and defensive but reality is that most of these misconceptions are because of our own actions. The people examine our actions and it won’t make any difference to them what we say with our mouths. Even in the time of the prophet (S.A.W) sometimes disbelievers would come to the prophet just to see what kind of character he had. After Abdullah bin Salaam accepted Islam, he tried to convince his Jewish friend, Zaid bin Sa’nah, to accept Islam. Zaid bin Sa’nah insisted on his faith and refused to turn to Islam.  One day Abdullah bin Salaam entered masjid nabawi and he saw Zaid bin Sa’nah sitting there and he became really happy. When he asked why he accepted Islam, Zaid bin Sa’nah replied saying that he read about the attributes of the prophet (s.a.w) in the torah, and that for several days he’d been watching the prophet and he found all the attributes in the prophet (s.a.w) except one which was forbearance. Once he found this attribute in him as well, he fell in love with Islam and Rasulullah (s.a.w) and gave shahadah. So even back in the days, people from other religions would come and observe the Prophet (s.a.w)’s behaviour and they would be impressed by his incomparable character and they would automatically fall in love with Islam.

Today, we are surrounded by kuffar everywhere and they’re watching us. Anything we do defines our religion. Let’s ask ourselves, When people look at us what do they think? What would they say if we asked what they think Islam is? We are responsible for making sure that the message of Islam reaches everyone and best way is through our actions, so we must fix ourselves first. Actions speak louder than words. May Allah keep us steadfast on the straight path and use us in spreading his deen and bringing others to the right path. Ameen. 

April 13, 2013

Appearance of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Abu Hurairah (R.A) narrates “I haven’t seen anything more beautiful than Rasulullah (S.A.W), as if the sun was shining on his face; and I haven’t seen anyone quicker in his walk than Rasulullah (S.A.W), as if the earth was scrolled up for him. We certainly exert ourselves for provisions, but he was without anxiety.” (Tirmidhi)

Rasulullah (saw)’s beauty was such that he could not be compared to any other person. He was more beautiful than anyone before or after him. Hazrat Abu Hurairah (r.a) says in a Hadeeth that, “I have never seen anything more beautiful than Rasulullah (s.a.w)”. Hazrat Jabir (r.a) has said, “I saw the prophet on a moon-lit night, and I began to look at the messenger of Allah (s.a.w) while he was wearing a red garment, and (I looked) to the moon, when certainly he was more beautiful to me than moon.” No human’s body had the blend of beautiful features that were combined in the body of Rasulullah (s.a.w). And even though he was so beautiful, not all his beauty could be seen, and if it was able to be seen the eyes wouldn’t even be able to bear the sight of him. That’s how beautiful our Nabi (s.a.w) was. Subhanallah!

Rasulullah (s.a.w)’s face was more beautiful than the sun and the full moon. His face was round and broad, and a light came from one area. His cheeks were high. He had large, dark eyes with a touch of redness. His eyebrows were full and had a slight split in the middle. His nose had perfect symmetry and his lips were beautiful. He had a thick beard and his hair was not too long or too short. When Anas (r.a) was asked about Rasulullah (s.a.w) dyeing his hair he replied saying that he never reached the point where he needed to color his hair and that if he wanted he could count the hairs of the prophet, so he had very little gray hair.

Rasulullah (s.a.w)’s smile was very charming. He never bursted out into laughter, but when he smiled his teeth shone like a set of pearls and there were slight spaces between his teeth. And he always smiled. If we were to look at him, sitting in the masjid, it looked like he was depressed. But the ulema have said that this was because when he was with his lord, he was in such deep thought and looked so intense, so the ulema say that when he was with his creator, Allah, he was in deep thought and when he was with the creation he was always smiling.

He wasn’t tall or short, but in the middle. If someone taller than him stood beside him, he still seemed taller because of his greatness. He had a strong build and had broad shoulders, and between his shoulders was the seal of the prophet, which was shaped like an egg, with spots. He had broad arms and very soft palms. His shoulders had thick hair and he had a line of hair down his chest. His stomach and chest were at the same level, his stomach never bloated even when he became very old.

Rasulullah (s.a.w.) had thick feet. He walked really fast and took firm steps. When he turned around, he always turned around fully. And wherever he walked he used to leave such a pleasant smell that anyone who passed in that place, would know that Rasulullah (s.a.w) passed there. And even his sweat had such a good smell and it fell like drops of pearls. Umme Sulaim (r.a) used to collect Rasulullah (s.a.w)’s sweat and put it in perfume box. Imagine having sweat that smells good enough to gather in a bottle?
When Rasulullah (s.a.w) spoke, he didn’t speak to fast or too slow and he had a moderate tone. The words he used weren’t too short or too long, always just right. He had perfect pronunciation.

Our Rasool (s.a.w) was of extreme beauty that we cannot even imagine. It is narrated in a Hadeeth that, “whoever describes him says: I’ve seen nobody like him before or after him.” No amount of words can make us see Rasulullah (s.a.w)’s true beauty and appearance, unless we see him ourselves. The sahaba (r.a) were very blessed to see our beloved Nabi (s.a.w), and inshallah Allah will bless us enough to see him in Jannat as well. Ameen.

January 26, 2013

"Here I am"

All night, a man called “Allah”
Until his lips were bleeding.
Then the Devil said, “Hey! Mr Gullible!
How comes you’ve been calling all night
And never once heard Allah say, “Here, I am”?
You call out so earnestly and, in reply, what?
I’ll tell you what. Nothing!”
The man suddenly felt empty and abandoned.
Depressed, he threw himself on the ground
And fell into a deep sleep.
In a dream, he met Abraham, who asked,
“Why are you regretting praising Allah?”
The man said, ” I called and called
But Allah never replied, “Here I am.”
Abraham explained, “Allah has said,
“Your calling my name is My reply.
Your longing for Me is My message to you.
All your attempts to reach Me
Are in reality My attempts to reach you.
Your fear and love are a noose to catch Me.
In the silence surrounding every call of “Allah”
Waits a thousand replies of “Here I am.”

                             - Jalaluddin Rumi

January 22, 2013

Spending your day the Prophets way

 لَّقَدۡ كَانَ لَكُمۡ فِى رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ أُسۡوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ۬ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرۡجُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱلۡيَوۡمَ ٱلۡأَخِرَ وَذَكَرَ ٱللَّهَ كَثِيرً۬ا
There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often.

It was around the five regular prayer times in which all other regular activities were scheduled in the life of our Nabi (saw). The Prophet (saw) would wake up for Fajr namaz, and he would wake up by thanking Allah (swt) for granting him another day of life by reciting “Alhamdulillahillazi Ahyana Ba'dama Amaathana Wa Ilaihinnushoor”. He would then proceed to make wudhu and perform namaz.  The Prophet never slept after Fajr namaz and prohibited the Sahabas (RA) from doing so also. Instead he used to stay at the mosque until sunrise and have group conversations with the sahabas. The subjects of these conversations were both religious as well as entertaining, for example, on some mornings dreams of the previous night would be related while on other mornings he would engage in dhikr until sunrise and once the sun has risen he would perform two rakat of namaz.

On days when he was not fasting, he would have breakfast afterwards. The Prophet (saw) preferred eating in a group rather than individually and also preferred to sit on the ground placing the food on a matt rather than a chair and table. Anas(RA) related that the prophet never ate off a table or in small plates.

After Zuhr namaaz, he would take a nap and encourage others to do the same, as this would help them to stay awake at night for prayers.

When greeting people he would say salaam first (regardless of knowing the person or not). Abu Umamah reported the The prophet (saw) said ‘The person most worthy of Allah is the one who greets with salam first”. And there is the hadith “He who greets first is free from pride”, and we know that pride is an attribute of shaitan and we should therefore always try to avoid it or cure it.
When meeting someone he would shake hand their hand, and if it was someone he hadn’t seen in awhile he would hug and kiss them. Anas (RA) reported: A man asked: "O Messenger of Allah! When a man meets a brother or a friend, should he bow to him?" He said, "No." The man asked whether he should embrace and kiss him? The Messenger of Allah (saw) replied, "No." He asked whether he should hold his hand and shake it? The Messenger of Allah (saw) replied, "Yes." [At-Tirmidhi]

When interacting with people would smile often as we know that smiling is a form of charity, and he was also very humble and never deemed others inferior, that brings to my mind a very famous quote by Sheik Suleiman Mulla where he says “I assume others better than myself, simply because I assume them to be sinners, while I know with certainty that I am a sinner”. He also spoke very clearly and I think it goes without saying that he never gossiped or slandered and just never engaged himself in useless talk.

After Asr namaz he would spend time with his family, whether he was taking part in the household chores or just talking about their days.

He never went out right after Maghrib because shaitan starts roaming the streets in the first portion of the night (approximately one hour after maghrib). Instead he would wait one hour and then go out, and that too only if it was something of importance.

After Isha, some nights he spent with his wife, while on others he would stay up in prayers. It is said that after Isha there a three groups of people; those who get blessings, those who get sins, and those who do not get anything. The ones that get blessings are those that spend the night in worship, while the ones that get sins are the ones who use that time to gossip or backbite, and the ones who do not receive anything, are the ones that go to sleep right after Isha.

When retiring he would put away all pots and utensils and would never keep the exposed. He would also turn off all appliances and would lock all doors. He would then apply kohl to eyes three times and perform wudhu.

When he was ready to go into bed he would dust his bed three times because you don’t know what was in your bed since the last time you lay in it. He would lay on his right side, placing the right hand below the right cheek. He would also never lie on his stomach because it is a sleeping position that is disliked by Allah (swt).
He would then make intention of waking up for tahajjud. It comes in a hadith that whoever makes intention for waking up for tahajjud and during the night sleep overwhelms them, then that sleep would be counted as a donation.
When having bad dream he would recite  and imitate the action of spitting on his left side before going back to sleep.

The point to take away from all this is not the order in which The prophet (saw) did things, but rather that he did do them. We shouldn’t take of great importance that he spent time with his family AFTER Asr, but rather that he would take a portion of his day out to spend with his family. In the time of our beloved Nabi (saw), the Sahabas used to love the actions of The prophet (saw) because they were sunnah, and today we are leaving it because it is just sunnah. Today we have sunk so low that we can’t even be bothered to say (SAW) after our Nabis name is mentioned anymore.

May Allah (SWT) grant us all the tawfeeq to act upon this Inshallah. 

September 09, 2012

Eternal regret

Imagine standing on the Day of Judgment, trembling in fear, recalling your sins, regretting lost opportunities and dreading your fate. Visualize the horror as the scrolls are laid bare and your deeds are about to be read out. Try and feel that horrible sinking feeling as your heart rises to your throat and you get the feeling that you wish could have just one more chance on this earth. There are no more chances – there was only shot at it, and you’ve blown it.
Another scroll is opened. A list of names – the names of those upon whom Allah will bestow His mercy because they helped a Muslim in his time of need. The first name is read out ... One by one the names are read out in what seems like an eternity. As each name is read out, imagine waiting anxiously and nervously, praying to hear your name. The list continues. Paralyzed in fear, you stand waiting, petrified, with a voice inside you screaming out ‘SAY MY NAME!’

The reading comes to an end.
100,000 names have been read out.
Yours was not.
Game Over.
Eternal regret

August 28, 2012

Patience & Perseverance

~ When you’re hurt by people who share the same blood as you, then just remember Yusuf (AS), who was betrayed by his own brothers.
If you find your parents opposing you, remember Ibrahim (AS), whose father led him to the fire.
If you’re stuck with a problem where there’s no way out, remember Yunus (AS), stuck in the belly of a whale.
If you’re ill & your body cries with pain, remember Ayoob (AS) who
was more ill than you.
When someone slanders you, remember Ai’sha (RA) who was slandered throughout the city.
When you’re lonely, recall Aadam (AS) who was created alone.
When you can’t see any logic around you, think of Nuh (AS) who built an ark without questioning.
If you are mocked by your own relatives then think of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Allah (SWT) put these Prophets to trial, so that later generations may learn a lesson of patience & perseverance. ~

August 14, 2012

The 27th Night

The Prophet (SAW) told us to search for Shab-e-Qadr in the odd numbered nights, in the last ten days of Ramadhan. The 27th night ( 4th night of Lailat-ul-Qadr) has been emphasized on many occasions.

Once, Prophet Musa ('a) said to Allah (swt)"I desired to be near you", to which Allah (swt) said, "Whoever desires to be near me should remain awake during Laylatul Qadr (worshiping me)." Prophet Musa ('a) said:"And I wish to earn your mercy", Allah (swt) said, "That is granted to the one who is merciful to the indigent during this night." Prophet Musa ('a) said: “And I wish to pass on the right path", Allah (swt) said, "This is granted to the one who spends alms during Laylatul Qadr." Prophet Musa ('a) said:"I wish to enjoy the trees and fruits of paradise", the Almighty (swt) said, "That is granted to the one who praises me during this night."Again Prophet Musa ('a) asked, "I wish to achieve salvation from the fire" - Allah (swt) said, "That is granted to the one who seeks forgiveness during Laylatul Qadr." And then Prophet Musa ('a) said, "O 'Allah - I want to achieve your pleasure", the Almighty (swt) said, " I shall be pleased with anyone who prays two rakaat prayer during this night."

On the 27th night we should perform 12 Raka’ of ritual prayer in 3 sets of 4 raka’ each. In each raka’, after Surah Fatiha, recite Surah Qadr once and Surah Iikhlas fifteen times. After salah recite Astaghfar 70 times ( Allah Hummagh Fir Li Wa Tub A'laiyya Inna Ka Innta Tawwabur Raheem).
* If we can we should also Pray two raka’ of ritual prayer. In each raka’, after Surah Fatiha recite Surah Qadr 3 times and Surah Ikhlas 27 times, repent for your sins and ask forgiveness.  
* Pray four raka of ritual prayer in 2 sets of 2. In each raka’, after Surah Fatiha, recite Surah Takaasur once and Surah Ikhlas three times.
* Pray two raka of ritual prayer. In each raka’, after Surah Fatiha, recite Surah Ikhlas seven times and after salah recite this seventy times: Aataghfirullaa Hal Azeemal laze laa Ilaaha illa Huwal Haiy yul Qayyoonu Wa Atoobu Ilaih.
* Pray two raka’ of ritual prayer. In each raka’, after Surah Fatiha, recite Surah Alam’ Nashra once, Surah Ikhlas three times and after salah, recite Surah Qadr 27 times.
* Pray four raka of ritual prayer.  In each raka’, after Surah Fatiha recite Surah Qadr three times and Surah Ikhlas fifty times and after completion of this salah, recite this once in Sajdaah: Subhaan Allahi Wal Hamdu Lillahi Walaa Ilaahi Illal Laahu Wallu Hu Akbar"
* And last but not least, recite Surah Mulk 7 times. 

August 12, 2012

Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Power)

Asslamulaikum Have you ever wondered who the most unfortunate person in the world is? Let me answer that for you; the most unfortunate person in the world is the one who did not make it the next Ramadhan to have his past sins forgiven. How many people are laying in there Grave, who thought they can make it to Ramadhan this year. They never made it! We are blessed to have made it to this Ramadhan! But we must make the most of it. The Prophet (SAW) said: 'Whosoever reaches the month of Ramadhaan and does not have his sins forgiven, and so enters the Fire, then may ALLAH distance him.'[Ahmad (2/246) and Bayhaqi (4/204)]

We also have in hand Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Power). The Messenger (SAW) said: 'Whoever prays the Night of Qadr with Iman (faith) and hoping for its reward, ALLAH will forgive him all his previous sins.' [Bukhari and Muslim].                                                                                                                                             Allah (SWT) says in the Qur'an in Surah Al-Qadr: 'We have indeed revealed this (message) in the Night of Power. And what will explain to thee what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. Therein come down the angels and the spirit by God's permission, on every errand: Peace!' (97:1-5) Aa'isha (R) said: 'When the last ten days of Ramadhaan arrived the Messenger (SAW) used to abstain (from contact a with his wives) and he would establish the nights. He would awaken (his family) to do the same also.' [Bukhari and Muslim]                                                                                                                                                     
This Night is a 'Night of Mercy', a 'Night of Blessing', a 'Night of Peace' and a 'Night of Guidance'. It is a 'Night of Unification' between the finite world of ours and the Infinite Universe of the Unseen.
So when does this blessed of nights occur? Lailat-ul-Qadr is reported to be during one of the odd numbered nights of the last ten days of Ramadhaan, i.e. 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th. It has been emphasized that it is most likely to be the 27th night. But this doesn't by anymean that we should depend on 27th night only.

Some of the Signs of the Night of Power:

* The Messenger of Allah (SWT) described the morning of the night of Qadr so that the   muslims can know which night it is: Ubayy (R) said : 'On the morning of the night of Qadr the sun would rise without any beams; (it is like) a wash basin until it raises.' [Muslim]
* Abu Hurairah (R) said : 'We mentioned the night of Qadr to the Messenger of ALLAH  (SWT) and he said: 'Which of you remembers when the moon rises and it is like half a bowl.' [Muslim]
* Ibn Abbaas (R) said that the Messenger of ALLAH  (SWT) said : 'The night of Qadr is a night of generosity and happiness, it is not hot and neither is it cold. The sun comes up in its morning weak, reddish.' [Tabaranee, Ibn Khuzaimah and Bazzaar]

May Allah (SWT) guide us and may HE strengthen our Iman and help us to live another year with sincerity and devotion. Ameen.

August 11, 2012

The Right The Wrong and The Answer

All praise to God the Al-Mighty and the Exalted. Allah created humans and this earth only for one sole reason. And that reason was our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).  Allah created the earth for six days and on the seventh he rested marvelling in what he had created. Allah created Adam (A.S) and from his left ribs his wife; Hawa or Eve as many people know her. As we all know the story, Hawa and Adam were told by Allah not to eat from this one tree. Satan, or Iblis or Shaytaan as many people call him had been rebuked from being an angel to being Jinn.  He tricked Eve into eating from that tree as we all know girls can/are easily manipulated at times. Anyways, Allah got angry at both husband and wife and threw them out of heaven and into the world that today we all reside on. They had children who had children who had children and so on forth it went. From those children’s and children’s the Prophet Nuh or Noah was born and he lived a couple of hundred years and then Prophet Ibrahim was born, then his son Prophet Ismail from his wife of that time Hajara or as known in English Hagar. After a few years Prophet Isaac was born from his other wife Sarah. Prophet Isaac had a son whose name was Yakub which in English is Jacob; he then had twelve sons and the eleventh son happened to be Prophet Yusuf or known as Joseph. However, there’s another tragic story that happened with Prophet Yusuf but continuing on somehow leads to Prophet Musa also known as Moses who well he was brought up to believe he was a prince when he wasn’t. The people of all these prophets were known as the Bani Israel. I don’t know if many people know this tribe however, they cause Musa (A.S) some very hard time. They always had to question the yes and the no, this and what. They didn’t have a stop to their questions. They wanted the right, the wrong and the answer. But they would never be satisfied with what they got.
Today’s society seems to have become like Bani Israel... to be honest that is. Everyone wants this question and they want that answer. This isn’t right or that isn’t wrong. It always has to be questioned. Of course I’m not accusing or assuming this about people, just stating a fact that I have seen with my own eyes. Back in school my teacher would call us students Bani Israel because we would love to question her and ask questions that were useless. Also Bani Israel had the tendency to do the opposite of what was told to them and well my class and I would do that, it was quite amusing.

I’d like to touch upon a topic that has been well driving me crazy for the past few days. There are many people who have become scholars and well learned people of Quran and Hadith and the ways of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).  Learning this and talking about it is an amazing thing to do. To learn and to leach is the greatest. However, it all depends on who, what, where and how you are learning it from; when, you can learn whenever. The stuff you learn should be authentic; it should be backed up with the proof with Hadith and Quran.  Before the death of our Prophet (S.A.W) he said a Hadith in which it has been narrated to say: “After my death there will come a time when more than 70 different nations of Muslims will be known” it is not the exact narration but Allah forgive me if I have spoken it wrong in any way, ameen. Today if you look around there are many people who have created different groups of Islam and following only what they like. For example; there are people who only follow the Quran and not Hadith and Sunnah. Then there are people who are the opposite, they follow the Hadith but not Quran and Sunnah. And then there are some who follow only the Sunnah and do not believe in the Quran and Hadith. There are other groups out there known as Al-Huda and Isna and I don’t even know for sure how many others there are. But my point here is that you don’t know who is right and who is wrong. You have to believe in Allah, in Muhammad (S.A.W), in the Quran and in Hadith. When hearing something or reading something you should make sure where it is from, is it authentic? Let’s just say that you hear something and its wrong and you spread the word around, you will get a sin for it. However, if you don’t know that it’s wrong it’s up to Allah then but Inshallah Allah is the Most-Forgiving and of course he’d forgive us all. That’s why it is up to you to figure out the Right the Wrong and the Answer. Also, when you hear something or see something you shouldn’t just go telling everyone about it, first find out if it is a reliable source; learning something from a Sheik, Molana or an Aalimah is right, no one would question that but then it depends on who they follow; are they following just Quran? Just Hadith? Just Sunnah? Or all three? Do they believe in everything Allah says or are they questioning it and only believing what they think are easy for them? Because today, I myself with my own eyes have seen people follow one Muslim nation but only accepting and doing the things they find easy for them and the rest... it’s all history.

So the moral of what I just wrote above; Figure out what you hear, see or learn is authentic or not. Who has it said by? A sheik? A Molana? An Aalimah? You should make sure of it and keep close tabs on what is being said. And after you learn that it is reliable you should then practise upon it before preaching it.

May Allah keep us all in His good favour and May He forgive us for all our sins and May he give us all Jannat-ul-firdos. Ameen.

Oh and one last thing, the last ten days of Ramadan are going by, make these last ten days like they are last ten days of your life. In one of these nights will be Laylutal Qadr also known as The Night of Power, it comes on one of the odd nights, one of them has already passed, tonight is the second one. Keep in mind that this night is a very powerful night and Allah comes down from His Throne to rest above the Earth so he can see who is praying for him, who is dedicating themselves to him during the night. He sends out his Angels to gather and record all that is being done.  Read Quran, pray extra salaah and search for the Night of Power. Have a good morning, evening, or afternoon to everyone in the world. Remember me in your duaas and me in return.

Oh and I hope I haven’t offended anyone cuz it was never the case to offend anyone.

The Right the Wrong and the Answer should be learned by everyone, it’s only best.

July 29, 2012

Sometimes you have to fall from the mountain

 ~"Sometimes you have to fall from the mountain to realize what you are climbing for. Obstacles are placed in our way to see if what we want is really worth fighting for. From every wound there's a scar and every scar tells a story. A story that says, I was deeply wounded but 'I will survive'. He who keeps his heart near Allah will find peace and tranquility, whilst he who gives his heart to the people will find restlessness and apprehension." ~ [Ibn al-Qayyim]