2009/12/31

Qur'an On One Side, Sunnah On The Other

Quraan
on one side
of my heart
Sunnah
on the other
I can't function without either
Eemaan
pumping around
my body
keeping me
active
and alive

Quraan
on one side
of my heart
Sunnah
on the other
My brain working
with a rhythm
Eemaan
rushing through
my veins
keeping me
stable mind
and body

Quraan
on one side
of my heart
Sunnah
on the other
My heart
functioning
because of Deen
Eemaan
present in the
bloodstream
Keeping me
elated and serene..!

http://www.islamicpoetry.org/viewpoem281.htm

2009/12/29

A Story From the Life of Ayesha (R.A) Part 1

Ayesha (may Allah be please with her)
(the wife of the Prophet peace be upon him) stated that, "Whenever Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) intended to go on a journey, he would
draw lots amongst his wives and would take with him the one upon whom the lot fell.

During a Ghazwa of his, he drew lots amongst us and the lot fell upon me, and I proceeded with him after Allah had decreed the use of the veil by women. I was carried in a Howdah
(on the camel) and dismounted while still in it. When Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) was through with his Ghazwa and returned home, and we approached the city of Medina, Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) ordered us to proceed at night. When the order of setting off was given, I walked till I was past the army to answer the call of nature. After finishing I returned (to the camp) to depart (with the others) and suddenly realized that my necklace over my chest was missing. So, I
returned to look for it and was delayed because of that. The people who used to carry me on the camel, came to my Howdah and put it on the back of the camel, thinking that I was in it, as, at that time, women were light in weight, and thin and lean, and did not use to eat
much.

So, those people did not feel the difference in the heaviness of the Howdah while
lifting it, and they put it over the camel.


At that time I was a young lady. They set the camel moving and proceeded on. I found my necklace after the army had gone, and came to their camp to find nobody. So, I went to the place where I used to stay, thinking that they would discover my absence and come back in my search. While in that state, I felt sleepy and
slept.


Safwan bin Mu'attal As-Sulami Adh-Dhakwani (may Allah be pleased with him) was behind the army and reached my abode in the morning. When he saw a sleeping person, he came to me, and he used to see me before veiling. So, I got up when I heard him saying, 'Inna lil-lah-wa inn a ilaihi rajiun (We are for Allah, and we will return to Him).' He made his camel kneel down. He got down from his camel, and put his leg on the front legs of the camel and then I rode and sat over it.


Safwan (R.A) set out walking, leading the camel by the rope till we reached the army who had halted to take rest at midday. Then whoever was meant for destruction, fell into
destruction, (some people accused me falsely) and the leader of the false accusers was
'Abdullah bin Ubai bin Salul. After that we returned to Medina, and I became ill for one month while the people were spreading the forged statements of the false accusers. I was
feeling during my ailment as if I were not receiving the usual kindness from the Prophet (peace be upon him) which I used to receive from him when I got sick. But he would come, greet and say, 'How
is that (girl)?' I did not know anything of what was going on till I recovered from my ailment and went out with Um Mistah to the Manasi where we used to answer the call of nature,
and we used not to go to answer the call of nature except from night to night and that was before we had lavatories near to our houses. And this habit of ours was similar to the habit of the old 'Arabs in the open country (or away from houses).



So, I and Um Mistah bint Ruhm (R.A) went out walking. Um Mistah (R.A) stumbled because of her long dress and on that she said, 'Let
Mistah be ruined.' I said, 'You are saying a bad word. Why are you abusing a man who took part in (the battle of) Badr?' She said, 'O Hanata (you there) didn't you hear what they
said?' Then she told me the rumors of the false accusers.



My sickness was aggravated, and when I returned home, Allah's Apostle came to me, and
after greeting he said, 'How is that (girl)?' I requested him to allow me to go to my parents.
I wanted then to be sure of the news through them. Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) allowed me, and I went to my parents and asked my mother, 'What are the people talking about?' She said, 'O my daughter! Don't worry much about this matter. By Allah, never is there a charming woman
loved by her husband who has other wives, but the women would forge false news about
her.' I said, 'Glorified be Allah! Are the people really taking of this matter?' That night I kept on weeping and could not sleep till morning.


In the morning Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) called Ali bin Abu Talib and Usama bin Zaid when he saw the Divine Inspiration delayed, to consult them about divorcing his wife (i.e. 'Aisha (R.A)). Usama bin Zaid (R.A) said what he knew of the good reputation of his wives and added, 'O Allah's Apostle! Keep your wife, for, by Allah, we know nothing about her but good.' 'Ali bin Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Allah has not imposed restrictions on you, and there are many women other than she, yet you may ask the woman-servant who will tell you the truth.' On that Allah's Apostle called Buraira (R.A) and
said, 'O Buraira. Did you ever see anything which roused your suspicions about her?'
Buraira (R.A) said, 'No, by Allah Who has sent you with the Truth, I have never seen in her anything faulty except that she is a girl of immature age, who sometimes sleeps and leaves
the dough for the goats to eat.'

A Story From the Life of Ayesha (R.A) Part 2

On that day Allah's Apostle may Allah be pleased with him ascended the pulpit and requested that somebody support him in punishing 'Abdullah bin Ubai bin Salul. Allah's Apostle said, 'Who will support me to punish that person ('Abdullah bin Ubai bin Salul) who
has hurt me by slandering the reputation of my family? By Allah, I know nothing about my family but good, and they have accused a person about whom I know nothing except good,
and he never entered my house except in my company.'


Sad bin Mu'adh (R.A) got up and said, 'O Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him)! by Allah, I will relieve you from him. If
that man is from the tribe of the Aus, then we will chop his head off, and if he is from our brothers, the Khazraj, then order us, and we will fulfill your order.' On that Sad bin
'Ubada, the chief of the Khazraj and before this incident, he had been a pious man, got up,
motivated by his zeal for his tribe and said, 'By Allah, you have told a lie; you cannot kill him, and you will never be able to kill him.' On that Usaid bin Al-Hadir (R.A) got up and said (to
Sad bin 'Ubada), 'By Allah! you are a liar. By Allah, we will kill him; and you are a hypocrite, defending the hypocrites.'

On this the two tribes of Aus and Khazraj got excited and were about to fight each other, while Allah's Apostle may Allah be pleased with him was standing on the pulpit. He got down and quieted them till they became silent and he kept quiet. On that day I kept on weeping so much so that neither did my tears stop, nor could I sleep.

In the morning my parents were with me and I had wept for two nights and a day, till I thought my liver would burst from weeping. While they were sitting with me and I was
weeping, an Ansari woman asked my permission to enter, and I allowed her to come in.


She sat down and started weeping with me. While we were in this state, Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) came and sat down and he had never sat with me since the day they forged the accusation.

No revelation regarding my case came to him for a month. He recited
Tashah-hud (i.e. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is His Apostle) and then said, 'O 'Aisha! I have been informed such-and-such about you; if you
are innocent, then Allah will soon reveal your innocence, and if you have committed a sin,
then repent to Allah and ask Him to forgive you, for when a person confesses his sin and asks Allah for forgiveness, Allah accepts his repentance.' When Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) finished his speech my tears ceased completely and there remained not even a single drop of it.

I requested my father to reply to Allah's Apostle on my behalf. My father said, By Allah, I do
not know what to say to Allah's Apostle(peace be upon him).' I said to my mother, 'Talk to Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) on my behalf.' She said, 'By Allah, I do not know what to say to Allah's Apostle.'(peace be upon him)

A Story From the Life of Ayesha (R.A) Part 3

I was a young girl and did not have much knowledge of the Qur'an. I said. 'I know, by Allah,
that you have listened to what people are saying and that has been planted in your minds and you have taken it as a truth. Now, if I told you that I am innocent and Allah knows that
I am innocent, you would not believe me and if I confessed to you falsely that I am guilty, and Allah knows that I am innocent you would believe me. By Allah, I don't compare my
situation with you except to the situation of Joseph's (peace be upon him) father (i.e. Jacob (peace be upon him)) who said, 'So (for
me) patience is most fitting against that which you assert and it is Allah (alone) whose help can be sought.' Then I turned to the other side of my bed hoping that Allah would prove my
innocence. By Allah I never thought that Allah would reveal Divine Inspiration in my case, as
I considered myself too inferior to be talked of in the Holy Qur'an. I had hoped that Allah's
Apostle (peace be upon him) might have a dream in which Allah would prove my innocence. By Allah, Allah's
Apostle (peace be upon him) had not got up and nobody had left the house before the Divine Inspiration came
to Allah's Apostle. So, there overtook him the same state which used to overtake him,
(when he used to have, on being inspired divinely). He was sweating so much so that the
drops of the sweat were dropping like pearls though it was a (cold) wintry day. When that
state of Allah's Apostle was over, he was smiling and the first word he said, 'Aisha! Thank
Allah, for Allah has declared your innocence.'
My mother told me to go to Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him). I replied, 'By Allah I will not go to him and will not thank but Allah.' So Allah revealed: "Verily!
They who spread the slander are a gang among you . . ." (24.11)

When Allah gave the declaration of my innocence, Abu Bakr, who used to provide for Mistah bin Uthatha for he was his relative, said, 'By Allah, I will never provide Mistah with anything because of what he said about 'Aisha.' But Allah later revealed:

"And let not those who are good and wealthy among you swear not to help their kinsmen,
those in need and those who left their homes in Allah's cause. Let them forgive and
overlook. Do you not wish that Allah should forgive you? Verily! Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most
Merciful."
(24.22) After that Abu Bakr said, 'Yes ! By Allah! I like that Allah should forgive
me,' and resumed helping Mistah whom he used to help before.

Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) also asked Zainab bint Jahsh (i.e. the Prophet's wife about me saying, 'What
do you know and what did you see?' She replied, 'O Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him)! I refrain to claim
hearing or seeing what I have not heard or seen. By Allah, I know nothing except goodness about 'Aisha." Aisha further added "Zainab was competing with me (in her beauty and the Prophet's (peace be upon him) love), yet Allah protected her (from being malicious), for she had piety."

2009/12/27

The Story of Moosa (Moses peace be upon him) and Firon (Pharoah) : (Post 1)

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.


Tua Ha.[1] We have not sent down this Qur’an to put you to trouble,[2] but as a reminder to those who fear Allah.[3] This is a revelation from Him Who has created the earth and the lofty Heavens,[4] the Beneficent (Allah) Who is firmly established on the throne of authority,[5] to Him belongs whatever is in the Heavens and in the earth, and all that lies between them, and all that is beneath the soil.[6] The One to Whom you need not speak aloud; for He knows what is said in secret and what is yet more hidden.[7] He is Allah! There is no deity worthy of worship except Him! To Him belong the most beautiful Names.[8]



Have you heard the story of Moses?[9] When he saw a fire, he said to his family:
"Wait! I saw a fire. I may be able to bring some fire or find someone beside the fire to guide us towards the right direction."[10] When he reached there, he was called: "O Moses![11] In fact, I am your Lord! Take off your shoes, you are in the sacred valley of Tuwa.[12] I have chosen you, so listen to what I am about to reveal.[13] It is Me, Allah; there is none worthy of worship except Me, so worship Me and establish Salah for My remembrance.[14] The final Hour is sure to come, I choose to keep it hidden, so that every soul may be rewarded according to its efforts.[15] Therefore, let not any, who does not believe in this fact and follow his own desires, turn your away, lest you should perish."[16]


"O Moses what is in your right hand?"[17]

Moses replied: "It is my staff; I lean on it, I beat down fodder with it for my flocks and I have also other uses for it."[18]

Allah said
"Toss it down O Moses."[19] So he tossed it down and saw that it became a snake active in motion.[20] Allah said: "Catch it and don’t be afraid, We shall change it to its original shape.[21] Now put your hand under your armpit, it shall become shining white without hurting you, this will be another Sign.[22] These miracles are given to you, in order to show you some of Our Great Signs.[23] Now go to Pharoah (Pharaoh) for he has indeed transgressed all bounds." [24]



Moses prayed: "O Lord! Open my heart,[25] ease my task[26] and remove the
impediment from my speech[27] so that people may understand what I say[28] and grant me a minister from my family;[29] Haroon my brother.[30] Grant me strength through him[31] and let him share my task,[32] so that we may glorify You frequently[33] and mention You often;[34] for You are the One Who has always been watching over us."[35]



Allah responded: "Your request is granted, O Moses.[36] We had indeed bestowed a favor on you before,[37] when We revealed Our will to your mother saying:[38] 'Put your child into the chest and throw the chest into the river.
The river will cast him on to the bank and he will be picked up by one who is an
enemy to Me and an enemy to him.' I made you an object of love and so arranged things that you may be brought up under My supervision.[39]


Recall when your sister went to them and said: 'May I tell you of the one who can take care of this child?’
Thus did We return you back to your mother to comfort her eyes and that she might not grieve. Again when you killed a man, We saved you from great distress and We tested you through various trials. You stayed a number of years with the people of Median. Now you have come here per Our pre-ordainment, O Moses.[40] I have molded you for My service.[41] You and your brother should go with My Signs and do not neglect to mention Me.[42] Go both of you to Pharoah, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds.[43] Speak to him in gentle words; perhaps he may take heed of the reminder or fear Our punishment."[44]


Moses and Haroon said: "Our Lord! We fear that he may behave towards us unjustly or may cross all bounds."[45]

Allah said: "Do not be afraid, I shall be with you both. I hear everything and see
everything.[46] So go to him and say 'Surely we both are Messengers of your Lord.
Let the Children of Israel go with us and oppress them no more. We have brought you a Sign from your Lord; may peace be upon him who follows the guidance.[47]
Indeed it has been revealed to us that the scourge will fall on those who deny this fact and turn away’."[48] 20:[25-48]



When Moses and Haroon went to Pharoah and delivered this message , he said:
"Well, who is your Lord O Moses?"[49]

Moses replied: "Our Lord is He Who has given a distinctive form to all creatures and then rightly guided them."[50]

Pharoah asked: "What do you say about the condition of previous generations?"[51] Moses replied: "That knowledge is with my Lord, duly recorded in a Book. He neither makes
a mistake nor does He forget."[52] He is the One Who has made the earth a cradlefor you, traced the roads on it for you to walk on; and sends down water from the sky with which We produce pairs of various kinds of vegetation[53] - eat from these yourselves and pasture your cattle. Surely there are Signs in it for those who use their brains.[54]
We have created you from the earth, into it We shall return you and from it We shall bring you back to life once again.[55]


We showed Pharoah all kinds of Our Signs, but he denied them and gave no heed.[56]

He said: "Have you come to drive us out of our land with your magic O Moses?[57]

The Story of Moosa (Moses peace be upon him) and Firon (Pharoah) : (Post 2)

Well, we will confront you with magic to match yours! Let us fix a day when both of us should meet, neither we nor you shall fail to keep it, in a place where both shall have even chances."[58]

Moses replied:
"Let it be the Day of Festival and let the people be assembled before noon."[59]


Pharoah then withdrew, concerted his plan and came back.[60]

Moses addressed
them saying: "Woe to you for this challenge! Do not forge a lie against Allah by calling it a magic, lest He destroy you by a scourge; for whosoever forges a lie will indeed be disappointed."[61]


Hearing this, they debated their case among themselves, whispering to one another.[62] Finally they said: "These two (Moses and Haroon) are certainly expert magicians who intend to drive you out from your land with their magic and to do away with your best traditions.[63] Therefore, muster up all
devices and face them with a united front."




Finally when the day of confrontation came, Pharoah said: " Whoever comes out victorious this day shall prevail."[64]

The magicians said: "O Moses! Will you throw down first or shall we?"[65]

Moses replied: "Go ahead, throw down first."

Suddenly it appeared to Moses as if their cords and staffs were moving about because of their magic,[66] and Moses conceived fear within himself.[67]

We said: "Do not be afraid! You will surely come out on top.[68]

Throw that which is in your right hand. It will swallow up all that they have produced.
What they have produced is nothing but a magician’s trick, and a magician can never succeed against a miracle no matter how skillful he may be."[69]


When the magicians saw the serpent of Moses swallowing all their display, being professionals they knew that it was not magic, so the magicians humbled themselves by prostrating and said: "We believe in the Lord of Haroon and Moses."[70]



Pharoah said: "How do you dare to believe in Him without my permission? This man must be your master, who taught you witchcraft. Well, I will cut off your hands and feet on alternate sides and crucify you on trunks of palm-trees; then you will know which one of us can give a more terrible and more lasting punishment."[71]

The magicians replied: "We can never prefer you, rather we prefer the miracle which we have witnessed and Him
Who has created us. Therefore do whatever you will; you can only punish us in this worldly life.[72]

As for us, we have believed in our Lord so that He may forgive us our sins and the magic you have forced us to practice. Better is the ever lasting reward of
Allah."[73]



Surely he who will come to his Lord as a sinner shall be consigned to Hell
- wherein he shall neither die nor live.
[74]


While he who will come to Him as a
believer and has done good deeds shall have the highest ranks[75] - Gardens of
Eden, beneath which rivers flow, to live therein forever; such is the reward of those who purify themselves from evil.
[76]


We sent Our revelation to Moses, saying: "Set forth with my servants at night and strike a dry path for them through the sea without fear of being overtaken by Pharoah
and without any fear while passing through the sea."[77]

Pharoah followed them withhis armies but the waters completely overwhelmed them and covered them up.[78]


Thus Pharoah misled his people instead of guiding them aright.[79]

O Children of Israel! We delivered you from your enemy, We fixed a time to grant you The Torah on the right side of Mount Tur and We sent down to you Manna (sweet dish) and Salva (quail meat)[80] - saying: "Eat of the good things We have provided for your sustenance and do not transgress, lest you should incur My wrath, and whoever
incurs My wrath, is surely bound to perish,[81]

but the one who repents, becomes a
believer, does good deeds and follows the Right Way shall be forgiven."
[82]


[Meanings of Surah: Al-TAHA,
Verses 1-82
The Holy Quran.]

2009/12/26

Paradise



Narrated Abu Said Al Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him)



The Prophet (sallAllahu alaihe wassallam) said, "The people of Paradise will look at the dwellers of the lofty mansions (i.e. a superior place in Paradise) in the same way as one looks at a brilliant star far away
in the East or in the West on the horizon; all that is because of their superiority over one another (in rewards)." On that the people said, "O Allah's Apostle! Are these lofty mansions for the prophets which nobody else can reach? The Prophet replied," No! "By Allah in whose Hands my life is, these are for the men who believed in Allah and also believed in the Apostles."



Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him)


The Prophet (sallAllahu alaihe wassallam) said "There is a tree in Paradise (which is so big and huge that) a rider could travel in its shade for a hundred years. And if you wish, you can recite: 'In shade long extended..' (56. 30) and a place in Paradise equal to an arrow bow of one of you, is better than (the whole earth) on which the sun rises and sets."



Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him)


Allah's Apostle (sallAllahu alaihe wassallam) said, "Allah said, 'I have prepared for My pious slaves things which have never been seen by an eye, or heard by an ear, or imagined by a human being.' If you wish, you can recite this verse from the Holy Qur'an: 'No soul knows what is kept hidden for them, of joy as a reward for what they used to do.' " (32.17)

Ref: Sahih Bukhari

Convey

Abdullah bin Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that:



The Prophet peace be upon him said,

"Convey (my teachings) to the people even if it were a single sentence.

(Alhadith, Sahih Bukhari)

2009/12/24

A wasted life

You asked me "Why I didn't care?"
It's because I forgot about you
You asked me "How could I forget you?"
Its because I was blind
You asked me "How did you become blind?"
Its because I was busy
You ask me "Busy with what"
I say I was busy with life, school, work, love, heartache, TV-
You stop me and ask "What is it all worth, now that its over?"
Nothing, I say
"So why did you do it?"
Blind and stupid, I say
What do you think you deserve?
Hell, I say
"Then why are you here?"
To beg, I say
To beg on behalf of my worthless soul
To beg on behalf of of my wasted life
On behalf of my broken heart
Because my lord you are merciful
Dear God for everthing to mean nothing
For you to be everything
Give me mercy
Give my underserving soul mercy
Because you are great
And I am nothing

Because you are great
And I am nothing...

2009/12/23

One Half of a Date

Narrated Adi bin Hatim
(May Allah be please with him)


The Prophet peace be upon him said, "There will be none among you but will be talked to by Allah on the Day of Resurrection, without there being an interpreter between him and Him (Allah). He will
look and see nothing ahead of him, and then he will look (again for the second time) in front of him, and the (Hell) Fire will confront him. So, whoever among you can save himself from the Fire, should do so even with one half of a date (to give in charity)."

2009/12/22

Would it Benefit You?

Thawban (may Allah be pleased with him), the freed slave of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: While I was standing beside the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) one of the rabbis of the Jews came and said: Peace be upon you, O Muhammad. I pushed him back so hard that he nearly fell over. Upon this he said: Why do you push me? I said: Why don't you say: O Messenger of Allah? The Jew said: We call him by the name which he was given by his family. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: My name is Muhammad, which is how I was named by my family.

The Jew said: I have come to ask you (something). The
Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Will it be of any benefit to you, if I tell you that? He (the Jew) said: I shall lend my ears to it. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) drew a line with the help of the stick that he had with him and then said: Ask (whatever you like).

Thereupon the Jew said: Where will the human beings be on the Day when the Earth changes into another earth and the Heavens too (change into other heavens)?

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). said: They will be in darkness beside the bridge.

He (the Jew) again said:
Who amongst the people will be the first to cross (this bridge)?

He said: They would be the poor amongst the refugees.

The Jew said: What would constitute their breakfast when they would enter Paradise?

He (the Holy Prophet) replied: A caul of
fish-liver.

He (the Jew) said:
What would be their food after this?

He (the Holy Prophet) said: a bullock which was fed in the different quarters of Paradise would be slaughtered for them.

He (the Jew) said: What would be their drink?

He (the Holy Prophet) said: They would be given a drink from the fountain which is named Salsabil.

He (the Jew) said: I have come to ask you about something which no one amongst the people on Earth knows except an apostle or one or two men besides him. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Would it
benefit you if I tell you that?


He (the Jew) said: I would lend my ears to that. He then said:

I have come to ask you about the child.

He (the Holy Prophet) said:

The reproductive substance of a man is white and that of a woman (i.e. ovum central portion) is yellow. When they have sexual intercourse and the male's substance (chromosomes and genes) prevails upon the female's substance (chromosomes and genes), it is the male child that is created by Allah's Decree. When the substance of the female prevails upon the substance contributed by the male, a female child is formed by the Decree of Allah.

The Jew said: What
you have said is true; verily you are an Apostle.


He then turned round and went away. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: He asked me about such and such things of which I had no knowledge until Allah gave it to me.

Ref: Muslim Sharif

Narrated Anas bin Malik
The Prophet said, "At every womb Allah appoints an angel who says, 'O Lord ! A drop of semen, O Lord ! A clot. O Lord ! A little lump of flesh." Then if Allah wishes (to complete) its creation, the angel asks, (O Lord!) Will it be a male or female, a wretched or a blessed, and how much will his provision be? And what will his age be?' So all that is written while the child is still in the mother's womb."

Ref: Sahih Al-Bukhari

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2009/12/16

All for a palm tree in jannah (paradise)

Abu Darda (may Allah have mercy on him) was one of those people who found an opportunity to win what is greater than the heavens and the earth. There was a companion of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) who cultivated his garden next to the property of an orphan. The orphan claimed that a specific palm tree was on his property and therefore belonged to him. The companion rejected the claim, so the orphan boy went to the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) to complain. The Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) measured the two gardens and found that the palm tree did indeed belong to the companion. The orphan erupted crying. Seeing this, the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) asked the companion, “Would you give him the palm tree and for you is a palm tree in Jannah?” However, the companion in his disbelief that an orphan would complain to the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), missed the opportunity and went away angry.

But someone else saw the opportunity – Abu Darda (radi Allahu anhu). He went to the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) and asked, “Ya RasulAllah, if I buy the tree from him and give it to the orphan shall I have that tree in Jannah?”

The Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) replied, “Yes.”

Abu Darda (radi Allahu anhu) had chased after the companion and asked, “Would you sell that tree to me for my entire garden?” (Abu Darda had a garden of 600 trees)

The companion answered, “Take it, for there is no good in a tree that was complained to the Prophet about.”

Immediately, Abu Darda (radi Allahu anhu) went home and found his wife and children playing in the garden. “Leave the garden!” shouted Abu Darda. “WE HAVE SOLD IT TO ALLAH! WE HAVE SOLD IT TO ALLAH!” Some of his children had dates in their hand and he snatched the dates from them and threw them back into the garden. “WE HAVE SOLD IT TO ALLAH!”

When Abu Darda was later martyred in the battle of Uhud, RasulAllah (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) stood over his slain body and remarked, “How many shady palm trees does Abu Darda now have in Paradise?”

What did Abu Darda lose? Dates? Bushes? Dirt? What did he gain? He gained a Jannah whose expanse is the heavens and the earth.

Subhan’Allah, how beautiful is this story, of one Sahabi who gave up everything he had, just to have one palm tree in Jannah. Allahu Akbar.
source: hadith blogspot

2009/12/15

Surely This Qur’an Guides to the Way Which is Perfectly Straight.......

Surely this Qur’an guides to the Way which is perfectly straight and gives the good news to the believers who do
good that they shall have a magnificent reward;[9] and at the same time it gives
warnings to those who do not believe in the hereafter, that We have prepared for them a painful punishment.[10]


Yet man prays for evil as fervently as he ought to pray for good, and mankind is ever hasty.[11] We have made the night and the day as two signs. We enshrouded the
night with darkness and gave light to the day, to enable you to seek the bounty of
your Lord, and that you may compute the years and count the numbers. Thus, We have set forth all things in detail.[12] We have fastened the fate of every man to his own neck, and on the Day of Judgment We shall bring out for him a book spread
wide open,[13] saying: "Here is your book of deeds: read it. Today you yourself are
sufficient to take your own account."[14]


He that seeks guidance, shall be guided to his own advantage, but he that goes astray does so to his own loss. No bearer shall bear the burden of another on the
Day of Judgment. And during your worldly life, We do not inflict punishment until We
send forth a Messenger to make truth distinct from falsehood.[15] Whenever We
have intended to destroy a town, it was because We sent Our commandments to its people who were leading easy lives but they showed disobedience; as a result Our
Judgment was passed, and We razed that city to the ground.[16]

How many generations have We destroyed since Noah’s time? Sufficient is your Lord to note and see the sins of His servants.[17]


He that desires the transitory things of this life, We readily grant him such things as We please to whomsoever We want, then We condemn him to hell, where he will burn, disgraced and rejected.[18] He that desires the life of the hereafter and strives for it as best as he can provided he is a Believer, the endeavor of every such person will be accepted.[19] We bestowed on all - these as well those - out of the bounties
of your Lord; the bounties of your Lord are not confined.[20] See how We have
exalted some over others, and certainly the hereafter is more exalted and greater in
excellence.[21]

Do not associate another deity with Allah, lest you sit back, condemned, forsaken.[22] Your Lord has decreed to you that: You shall worship none but Him, and you shall be
kind to your parents; if one or both of them live to their old age in your lifetime, you shall not say to them any word of contempt nor repel them and you shall address
them in kind words.[23]

You shall lower to them your wings of humility and pray: "O Lord! Bestow on them Your blessings just as they cherished me when I was a little
child."[24] Your Lord knows best what is in your hearts. If you do good deeds,
certainly He is most forgiving to those who turn to Him in repentance.[25] You shall give to your relatives their due and to the needy and to the wayfarers. You shall not be a spendthrift[26] - as spendthrifts are the brethren of Satan and Satan is ever
ungrateful to His Lord.[27]

You shall speak courteously to needy persons if you are waiting for your Lord’s bounty and you lack the means to assist them.[28] You shall neither tie your hands to your neck (be miserly) nor stretch them forth to their utmost
reach (be prodigal), lest you sit back, blameworthy, destitute.[29] Surely your Lord gives abundantly to whom He pleases and sparingly to whom He wills, for He is aware of the condition of His servants and observes them closely.[30] You shall not kill your children for fear of want, for it is We Who provide sustenance for them as well as for you; surely killing them is a great blunder.[31] You shall not
commit adultery; surely it is a shameful deed and an evil way (opening the door to other evils).[32] You shall not kill anyone whom Allah has forbidden, except for just
cause under the law. If anyone is killed unjustly, We have granted the right of
retribution to his heir, but let him not carry his vengeance too far in killing the culprit through taking the law in his own hands, as he is supported by the law.[33] You shall not go near the property of an orphan, except with the good intention of improving it, until he attains his maturity. You shall fulfill your pledges; surely you shall be held
accountable for your pledges.[34] You shall give full measure, when you measure, and weigh with even scale; this is the best way and will prove to be the best in the end.[35] You shall not follow anyone blindly in those matters of which you have no
knowledge, surely the use of your ears and the eyes and the heart - all of these, shall
be questioned on the Day of Judgment.[36] You shall not walk arrogantly on the
earth, for you can neither rend the earth asunder nor attain the height of the mountains.[37] All these and their evil aspects are hateful in the sight of your Lord.[38] This is but a part of the wisdom which your Lord has revealed to you. Do
not associate other deities as object of worship, lest you should be cast into hell, blameworthy rejected.[39] What! Has your Lord preferred to give you sons and adopted angels as daughters for Himself? Certainly you are uttering a monstrous statement.[40]
We have explained things in various ways in this Qur’an so that they may receive admonition, yet it has only added to their aversion.[41]

2009/12/09

The Mercy of Allah

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A)


I heard Allah's Apostle (Muhammad peace be upon him) saying, "Verily Allah created Mercy. The day He created it, He made it into one hundred parts. He withheld with Him ninety-nine parts, and sent its one part to all His creatures. Had the non-believer known of all the Mercy which is in the Hands of Allah, he would not lose hope of entering Paradise, and had the believer known of all the punishment which is present with Allah, he would not consider himself safe from the Hell-Fire."


Abu Said Al Khudri (R.A)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

"Amongst the men of Bani Israel there was a man who had murdered ninety-nine persons. Then he set out asking (whether his repentance could be accepted or not). He came upon a monk and asked him if his repentance could be accepted. The monk replied in the negative and so the man killed him. He kept on asking till a man advised to go to such and such village. (So he left for it) but death overtook him on the way. While dying, he turned his chest towards that village (where he had hoped his repentance would be
accepted), and so the angels of mercy and the angels of punishment quarrelled amongst
themselves regarding him. Allah ordered the village (towards which he was going) to come closer to him, and ordered the village (whence he had come), to go far away, and then He
ordered the angels to measure the distances between his body and the two villages. So he
was found to be one span closer to the village (he was going to). So he was forgiven."

Abu Huraira narrated that
Allah's Apostle (Muhammad peace be upon him) said,

"A prostitute was forgiven by Allah, because, passing by a panting dog near a well and seeing that the dog was about to die of thirst, she took off her shoe, and
tying it with her head-cover she drew out some water for it. So, Allah forgave her because of that."

Ref: Bukhari

2009/12/06

Turn in Repentance to Your Lord, and Submit to Him.....

Allah says: "O My servants who have transgressed against their souls, do not despair of Allah’s mercy, for Allah forgives all sins. It is He Who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.[53]

Turn in repentance to your Lord, and submit to Him before there comes to you the scourge: for then, there shall be none to help you.[54] Follow the best way
that is revealed to you by your Lord before the scourge comes to you all of a sudden while you do not even perceive it.[55]


Lest someone should say: ‘Alas! I neglected my duty towards Allah and I was one of those who mocked at His revelations.'[56] Or lest he should say: 'If Allah had guided me, I would have been one of the righteous.'[57] Or lest he should say upon seeing the punishment: 'I wish I had
another chance, I would certainly be among the righteous.'"[58]

Then Allah will say to him: "My revelations did come to you; but you denied them, were arrogant and you were among the disbelievers."[59] On the Day of Judgment you shall see that the faces of those who uttered falsehood against Allah shall be darkened. Is there not an abode in hell for such arrogant?[60]

On the contrary, Allah will deliver the righteous to their place of salvation. No harm shall touch them, nor shall they ever grieve.

Surah Az-Zumar

2009/12/02

Presenting The Story of Jesus (A.S) and Mary (A.S) from the Holy Quran

""O Muhammad, relate to them the story of Maryam (Mary) in the Book (The Qur'an) when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East.[16] She chose to be secluded from them. We sent to her Our angel and he appeared before her as a grown man.[17]

She said: "I seek Rahman’s (Allah’s) protection against you, leave me alone if you are Godfearing."[18] He said: "Don’t be afraid, I am merely a messenger from your
Lord to tell you about the gift of a holy son."[19]


She said: "How shall I bear a son, no
man has ever touched me nor am I unchaste?"[20] The angel replied: "So shall it be- Your Lord says: `It is easy for Me. We wish to make him a Sign for mankind and a blessing from Us’ - and this matter has already been decreed."[21]


So she conceived the child and she retired with him to a remote place.[22] The pains of childbirth drove
her to the trunk of a palm-tree. She cried in her anguish: "Ah! Would that I had died
before this, and been long forgotten!"[23]


An angel from beneath the palm-tree consoled her, saying: "Do not grieve! Your Lord has provided a brook at your
feet.[24] If you shake the trunk of this palm-tree, it will drop fresh ripe dates in your lap.[25]


So eat, drink and refresh yourself. If you see anyone, tell him: `I have vowed a fast to Rahman (Allah), so I will not speak to anyone today’."[26]
Carrying the baby, she came back to her people. They said: "O Mary! You have brought something hard to believe![27]


O sister (a woman from the noble family) of
Haroon! Your father was not a bad man nor your mother an unchaste woman."[28] In
response she merely pointed towards the baby. They said: ."How can we talk to a babe in the cradle?".[29]


Whereupon the baby spoke out: ."I am indeed a servant of
Allah. He has given me the Book and made me a Prophet.[30] His blessing is with me wherever I go. He has commanded me to establish Salah and give Zakah as long
as I shall live.[31]


He has exhorted me to honor my mother and has not made me
domineering, hard to deal with.[32] Peace be upon me the day I was born, the day I
shall die and the Day I shall be raised to life again."[33]

Such was Jesus the son of Mary, and this is the True statement about him concerning which they are in doubt.[34] It is not befitting to the majesty of Allah that He Himself should beget a son! He is far above this; for when He decrees a matter He need only say: "Be" and it is.[35].



Jesus declared, Verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord: therefore serve Him. This is the Right Way."36



Chapter: Maryam (MARY)
Verses :16-36
The Holy Quran"

2009/11/30

The Angels Write Our Good and Bad Deeds

Narrated Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him)


The Prophet (Peace be upon him) narrating about his Lord and,

"Allah ordered (the appointed angels over you) that the good and the bad deeds be written, and He then showed (the way) how (to write). If somebody intends to do a good deed and he does not do it, then Allah will write for him a full good deed (in his account with Him); and if he intends to do a good deed and actually did it, then Allah will write for him (in his account) with Him (its reward equal) from ten to seven hundred times to many more times: and if somebody intended to do a bad deed and he does not do it, then Allah will write a full good deed (in his account) with Him, and if he intended to do it (a bad deed) and actually did it, then Allah will write one bad
deed (in his account)."

2009/11/23

A Story Relating to Prophet Ibrahim, Ismail (PBUH) and Hajj in Mecca

Ibn Abbas
(R.A) Narrated that :
When Abraham (Peace be upon him) had differences with his wife), he took Ishmael (Peace be upon him) and his mother and went away. They had a water-skin
with them containing some water, Ishmael's mother used to drink water from the water-skin so that her milk would increase for her child. When Abraham reached Mecca, he made her sit under a tree and afterwards returned home. Ishmael's mother followed him, and when they reached Kada', she called him from behind, "O Abraham! To whom are you leaving us?" He replied, "(I am leaving you) to Allah's (care)." She said, "I am satisfied to be
with Allah." She returned to her place and started drinking water from the water-skin, and her milk increased for her child. When the water had all been used up, she said to herself,
"I'd better go and look so that I may see somebody." She ascended the Safa mountain and looked, hoping to see somebody, but in vain.

When she came down to the valley, she ran till she reached the Marwa mountain. She ran
to and fro (between the two mountains) many times. They she said toherself, "I'd better go and see the state of the child." She went and found it in a state of one on the point of dying. She could not endure to watch it dying and said (to herself), "If I go and look, I may
find somebody." She went and ascended the Safa mountain and looked for a long while but could not find anybody. Thus she completed seven rounds (of running) between Safa and
Marwa. Again she said (to herself), "I'd better go back and see the state of the child." But suddenly she heard a voice, and she said to that strange voice, "Help us if you can offer
any help." Lo! It was Gabriel (who had made the voice).

Gabriel hit the earth with his heel like this (Ibn 'Abbas hit the earth with his heel to
illustrate it), and so the water gushed out. Ishmael's mother was astonished and started digging. (Abu Al-Qasim) (i.e. the Prophet) said, "If she had left the water, (flow naturally
without her intervention), it would have been flowing on the surface of the earth.")
Ishmael's mother started drinking from the water and her milk increased for her child.
Afterwards some people of the tribe of Jurhum, while passing through the bottom of the valley, saw some birds, and that astonished them, and they said, "Birds can only be found
at a place where there is water." They sent a messenger who searched the place and found the water, and returned to inform them about it.

Then they all went to her and said, "O Ishmael's mother! Will you allow us to be with you (or dwell with you)?" (And thus they stayed there.) Later on her boy reached the age of
puberty and married a lady from them. Then an idea occurred to Abraham which he disclosed to his wife (Sarah), "I want to call on my dependents I left (at Mecca)." When he went there, he greeted (Ishmael's wife) and said, "Where is Ishmael?" She replied, "He has gone out hunting." Abraham said (toher), "When he comes, tell him to change the
threshold of his gate." When he came, she told him the same whereupon Ishmael said to her, "You are the threshold, so go to your family (i.e. you are divorced)."

Again Abraham thought of visiting his dependents whom he had left (at Mecca), and he told
his wife (Sarah) of his intentions. Abraham came to Ishmael's house and asked. "Where is
Ishmael?" Ishmael's wife replied, "He has gone out hunting," and added, "Will you stay (for some time) and have something to eat and drink?" Abraham asked, "What is your food and what is your drink?" She replied, "Our food is meat and our drink is water." He said, "O
Allah! Bless their meals and their drink." Abu Al-Qa-sim (i.e. Prophet) said, "Because of Abraham's invocation there are blessings (in Mecca)." Once more Abraham thought of
visiting his family he had left (at Mecca), so he told his wife (Sarah) of his decision. He went
and found Ishmael behind the Zam-zam well, mending his arrows. He said, "O Ishmael,
Your Lord has ordered me to build a house for Him." Ishmael said, "Obey (the order of) your
Lord." Abraham said, "Allah has also ordered me that you should help me therein." Ishmael
said, "Then I will do." So, both of them rose and Abraham started building (the Ka'ba) while
Ishmael went on handing him the stones, and both of them were saying, "O our Lord!
Accept (this service) from us, Verily, You are the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing." (2.127) When
the building became high and the old man (i.e. Abraham) could no longer lift the stones (to
such a high position), he stood over the stone of Al-Maqam and Ishmael carried on handing him the stones, and both of them were saying, -O our Lord! Accept (this service) from us,
Verily You are All-Hearing, All-Knowing." (2.127)

Reference : Bukhari

2009/11/17

What is faith?

Narrated Abu Huraira (May Allah be pleased with him)


One day while the Prophet (peace be upon him) was sitting in the company of some people, (The angel) Gabriel came and asked, "What is faith?" Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) replied, 'Faith is to believe in Allah, His
angels, (the) meeting with Him, His Apostles, and to believe in Resurrection." Then he further asked, "What is Islam?" Allah's Apostle replied, "To worship Allah Alone and none else, to offer prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and to observe fasts
during the month of Ramadan." Then he further asked, "What is Ihsan (perfection)?" Allah's
Apostle (peace be upon him) replied, "To worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you cannot achieve this state of
devotion then you must consider that He is looking at you." Then he further asked, "When will the Hour be established?" Allah's Apostle replied, "The answerer has no better
knowledge than the questioner. But I will inform you about its portents.

When a slave (lady) gives birth to her master.
When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the construction of higher buildings. And the Hour is one of five things which nobody knows except Allah.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) then recited: "Verily, with Allah (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour--." (31. 34) Then that man (Gabriel) left and the Prophet asked his companions to call him back, but they could not see him. Then the Prophet said, "That was Gabriel who came to teach the
people their religion." Abu 'Abdullah said: He (the Prophet (peace be upon him)) considered all that as a part of faith.

Ref: Bhukhari

2009/11/13

Muslims and non-Muslims, hold on for a while


Because I have something to tell you :)

A German guy who is the murderer of the Muslim Woman Marwa, Murdered in Germany last July was judged on few days ago and will be in jail for the rest of his life for killing a Muslim woman and stabbing her husband defending her...
This was the information on a group for that accident if you didn't come across it before:
Marwa El Sherbiny, Victim of Terrorism

Marwa El Sherbiny, who was 3 months pregnant when she was killed by a German in a Court of Law, is the well educated Egyptian mother of a 3 year old son.
Marwa went with her husband who is a graduate student in Germany.

What did Marwa do? Nothing, What did Marwa say? Nothing, But Marwa used her right to wear what she wants,What she believes is good for her, Hijab.

Marwa was brutally stabbed to death by a terrorist: A German Terrorist this time..

Marwa was killed in a Court of Law Where was the Judge?
Where were the security guards?
Where was the police?

For 8 minutes the killer continued stabbing her inside the court room in front of the Judge.
What did the Judge do? Nothing.

Her husband tried to save her but he was stabbed too. The Police arrived But what did the Police do? They shot her Egyptian Husband, Ironically, for the German police an Arab is a Terrorist!

What kind of law is this? The prey gets hunted while everybody watches: Isn't this the law of the Jungle?
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Important Note:
Violence should not lead to violence, The main goal of this group is to condemn the tragic killing of Marwa El Sherbiny and to make sure that the killer gets the punishment he deserves.

We also hope to stop the escalating racism against Muslims.


This goal ought to be achieved peacefully without hostility against the Germans or Europeans in general. Our main concern with the German administration is the lack of security in the court room, the delay in police interference and in condemning the crime.
Racial profiling should also be condemned.
Marwa should not have died in vain.

The link to the group for more info
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Well, I believe that Marwa, the killed Muslim woman in Germany is a victim of racial discrimination and ignorance, and the German guy who murdered her is a victim at the same time but of his government that teaches hatred and difference intolerance to it's people..

We Muslims are also mistaken by not letting people from other cultural background know more about us and about our belief system that teaches peace, love and mercy to mankind and orders us to spread them...

Me, You, My brother in Islam and you My sister in Islam could be a part of the issue if you are not trying to do your best in terms of:

*Dawah..


*Learning your religion properly so that you could teach it to others.


I would like to remind myself and you with this beautiful verse, simplifying everything:

{يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنْثَى وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ
خَبِيرٌ (13) } الحجرات

[O, people, we have created you from a male and a female and made you into peoples and tribes that you may know each other. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the greatest in righteous practice.] Qur'an 49/13

Human beings, chill out please and let everybody believe in, think, wear and do like whatever they want..

Let all this difference intolerance, Racial discrimination and hatred based on race and religion come to an end ...

Peace be upon you...
from my blog: I write here for you

2009/11/09

The story of Abu Dhar's (R.A) conversion to Islam

Abu Jamra
narrated that
Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said to us, "Shall I tell you the story of Abu Dhar's (may Allah be pleased with him) conversion to Islam?" We said, "Yes." He said, Abu Dhar (R.A) said: "I was a man from the tribe of Ghifar. We heard that a man (peace be upon him) had appeared in Mecca, claiming to be a Prophet. I said to my brother, 'Go to that man (peace be upon him) and talk to him and bring me his news.' He set out, met him and returned. I asked him, 'What is the news with you?' He said, 'By Allah, I saw a man enjoining what is good and
forbidding what is evil.' I said to him, 'You have not satisfied me with this little information.'
So, I took a waterskin and a stick and proceeded towards Mecca. Neither did I know him (i.e. the Prophet (peace be upon him)), nor did I like to ask anyone about him. I kept on drinking Zam-zam water and staying in the mosque. Then 'Ali (R.A) passed by me and said, 'It seems you are a stranger?' I said, 'Yes.' He proceeded to his house and I accompanied him. Neither did he ask me anything, nor did I tell him anything. Next morning I went to the mosque to ask about the Prophet (peace be upon him) but no one told me anything about him. 'Ali (R.A)passed by me again and
asked, 'Hasn't the man recognized his dwelling place yet?' I said, 'No.' He said, 'Come along with me.' He asked me, 'What is your business? What has brought you to this town?' I said
to him, 'If you keep my secret, I will tell you.' He said, 'I will do,' I said to him, 'We have heard that a person has appeared here, claiming to be a Prophet (peace be upon him). I sent my brother to speak to him and when he returned, he did not bring a satisfactory report; so I thought of meeting him personally.' 'Ali (R.A) said (to Abu Dhar), 'You have reached your goal; I am going to him just now, so follow me, and wherever I enter, enter after me. If I should see someone who may cause you trouble, I will stand near a wall pretending to mend my shoes (as a
warning), and you should go away then.' 'Ali (R.A) proceeded and I accompanied him till he entered a place, and I entered with him to the Prophet (peace be upon him) to whom I said, 'Present (the
principles of) Islam to me.' When he did, I embraced Islam 'immediately. He said to me, 'O Abu Dhar! Keep your conversion as a secret and return to your town; and when you hear of our victory, return to us. ' I said, 'By Him Who has sent you with the Truth, I will
announce my conversion to Islam publicly amongst them (i.e. the infidels),' Abu Dhar went to the mosque, where some people from Quraish were present, and said, 'O folk of Quraish! I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, and I (also) testify that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is Allah's Slave and His Apostle.' (Hearing that) the Quraishi men said, 'Get at this Sabi (i.e. Muslim)!' They got up and beat me nearly to death. Al 'Abbas (R.A) saw me and
threw himself over me to protect me. He then faced them and said, 'Woe to you! You want to kill a man from the tribe of Ghifar, although your trade and your communications are through the territory of Ghifar?' They therefore left me. The next morning I returned (to the Mosque) and said the same as I have said on the previous day. They again said, 'Get at
this Sabi!' I was treated in the same way as on the previous day, and again Al-Abbas found me and threw himself over me to protect me and told them the same as he had said the day before.' So, that was the conversion of Abu Dhar (may Allah be Merciful to him) to Islam."

2009/11/08

Prayers of 3 Men Who Took Shelter Inside a Cave

Ibn Umar (a companion of Messenger Muhammad peace be him) narrated that:

Allah's Apostle (peace be him) said, "Once three persons (from the previous nations) were traveling, and
suddenly it started raining and they took shelter in a cave. The entrance of the cave got closed while they were inside. They said to each other, 'O you! Nothing can save you except the truth, so each of you should ask Allah's help by referring to such a deed as he thinks he did sincerely (i.e. just for gaining Allah's pleasure).' So one of them said, 'O Allah! You know that I had a laborer who worked for me for one Faraq (i.e. three Sas) of rice, but he departed, leaving it (i.e. his wages). I sowed that Faraq of rice and with its yield I bought cows (for him). Later on when he came to me asking for his wages, I said (to him), 'Go to those cows and drive them away.' He said to me, 'But you have to pay me only a Faraq of rice,' I said to him, 'Go to those cows and take them, for they are the product of that Faraq (of rice).' So he drove them. O Allah! If you consider that I did that for fear of You, then please remove the rock.' The rock shifted a bit from the mouth of the cave. The second one said, 'O Allah, You know that I had old parents whom I used to provide with the milk of my sheep every night. One night I was delayed and when I came, they had slept, while my wife and children were crying with hunger. I used not to let them (i.e. my family) drink unless my parents had drunk first. So I disliked to wake them up and also disliked that they should sleep without drinking it, I kept on waiting (for them to wake) till it dawned. O Allah! If You consider that I did that for fear of you, then please remove the rock.' So the rock shifted and they could see the sky through it. The (third) one said, 'O Allah! You know that I had a cousin (i.e. my paternal uncle's daughter) who was most beloved to me and I sought to seduce her, but she refused, unless I paid her one-hundred Dinars (i.e. gold pieces). So I collected the amount and brought it to her, and she allowed me to sleep with her. But when I sat between her legs, she said, 'Be afraid of Allah, and do not deflower me but legally. 'I got up and left the hundred Dinars (for her). O Allah! If You consider that I did that for fear of you then please remove the rock. So Allah saved them
and they came out (of the cave)."

Ref: Bukhari

(This Hadith indicates that one can only ask Allah for help directly or through his performed good deeds. But to ask Allah through dead or absent prophets, saints, spirits, holy men, angels etc. is absolutely forbidden in Islam and it is a
kind of disbelief.)

2009/10/31

What can you do in one minute?

Praise be to Allaah.


In one minute you can do a lot of good and earn much reward. In just one minute, by giving in charity, studying, memorizing, or striving to do good deeds, you can make sure that this minute of your life is not wasted. One minute may be recorded in your book of good deeds if you know how to make the most of it and take care of it:

There follows a list of things that can be done in one minute, by the permission of Allaah:

1. In one minute you can recite Soorat al-Faatihah 3 times, reciting rapidly and silently. Some scholars said that the reward for reading al-Faatihah is more than 600 hasanahs, so if you read it 3 times you will, by the permission of Allaah, gain more than 1800 hasanahs – all of that in one minute.

2. In one minute you can recite Soorat al-Ikhlaas (Qul Huwa Allaahu Ahad) 20 times, reciting rapidly and silently. Reciting it once is equivalent to one-third of the Qur’aan. If you read it 20 times it is equivalent to reading the Qur’aan 7 times. If you read it 20 times in one minute each day, you will have read it 600 times in one month, and 7200 times in one year, which will be equal in reward to reading the Qur’aan 2400 times.

3. You can read one page of the Book of Allaah in one minute.

4. You can memorize a short aayah of the Book of Allaah in one minute.

5. In one minute you can say Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer (There is no god except Allaah alone with no partner; to Him be dominion and praise, and He is Able to do all things) – 20 times. The reward for saying this is like freeing 8 slaves for the sake of Allaah from among the sons of Ismaa’eel.

6. In one minute you can say Subhaan Allaahi wa bi hamdihi (Glory and praise be to Allaah) 100 times. Whoever says that in one day will be forgiven for his sins even if they are like the foam of the sea.

7. In one minute you can say Subhaan Allaahi wa bi hamdihi Subhaan Allaah il-‘Azeem (Glory and praise be to Allaah, glory be to Allaah the Almighty) 50 times. These are two phrases which are light on the lips, heavy in the balance and beloved to the Most Merciful, as was narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim.

8. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When I say ‘Subhaan Allaah, wa’l-hamdu Lillah, wa laa ilaah ill-Allaah, wa Allaahu akbar (Glory be to Allaah, praise be to Allaah, there is no god except Allaah, and Allaah is Most Great)’, this is more beloved to me than all that the sun rises upon.” (Narrated by Muslim). In one minute, you can say all of these words more than 18 times. These words are the most beloved words to Allaah, the best of words, and they weigh heavily in the balance of good deeds, as was narrated in the saheeh ahaadeeth.

9. In one minute you can say, Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa Billaah (there is no strength and no power except with Allaah) more than 40 times. This is one of the treasures of Paradise, as was narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim. They are a means of putting up with difficulties and of aiming to achieve great things.

10. In one minute you can say Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah approximately 50 times. This is the greatest word, for it is the word of Tawheed, the good word, the word that stands firm. If these are the last words of a person, he will enter Paradise, and there are other reports which indicate how great these words are.

11. In one minute you can say Subhaan Allaah wa bi hamdih, ‘adada khalqihi, wa ridaa nafsihi, wazinata ‘arshihi, wa midaada kalimaatihi (Glory and praise be to Allaah, as much as the number of His creation, as much as pleases Him, as much as the weight of His Throne and as much as the ink of His words) more than 15 times. This words bring many more times the reward for other forms of tasbeeh and dhikr, as was reported in saheeh ahaadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

12. In one minute you can seek the forgiveness of Allaah more than 100 times by saying “Astaghfir-Allaah (I seek the forgiveness of Allaah). The virtues of seeking forgiveness are no secret, for it is the means of attaining forgiveness and entering Paradise, and it is the means of being granted a good life, increasing one’s strength, warding off disasters, making things easier, bringing rain and increasing one’s wealth and children.

13. You can say a few brief and concise words in one minute, and Allaah may bring about some good through them that you could never imagine.

14. In one minute you can send blessings on the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) 50 times by saying Sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah bless him and grant him peace). In return Allaah will send blessings upon you 500 hundred times because one blessing brings ten like it.

15. In one minute you can motivate your heart to give thanks to Allaah, to love Him, to fear Him, to put hope in Him, to long for Him, and thus travel through the stages of ‘uboodiyyah (total enslavement to Allaah). You could do this when you are lying on your bed or walking in the street.

16. In one minute you can read more than two pages of a useful book that is easy to understand.

17. In one minute you can uphold the ties of kinship by calling a relative on the phone.

18. You can raise your hands and recite any du’aa’ you wish from the books of du’aa’, in one minute.

19. You can say salaams to and shake hands with a number of people in one minute.

20. You can forbid an evil action in one minute.

21. You can enjoin something good in one minute.

22. You can offer sincere advice to a brother in one minute.

23. You can console someone who is depressed in one minute.

24. You can remove something harmful from the road in one minute.

25. Making the most of one minute motivates you to make the most of other periods that would otherwise be wasted.

Finally, the more sincere you are towards Allaah and the more aware you are of Him, the greater will be your reward and the more your hasanaat will increase.

Note that most of these actions will not cost you anything; they do not require tahaarah (purity) and they will not tire you out or take much effort. On the contrary, you can do them whilst you are walking, or in your car, or lying down, or standing, or sitting, or waiting for somebody.

These actions are also among the greatest means of attaining happiness, expanding the chest (i.e., bringing relief and joy) and removing stress and anxiety. May Allaah help us and you to do that which He loves and which pleases Him. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad.
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2009/10/26

Verily ! in these things there are signs for those who believe.



It is He Who sends down water (rain) from the sky, and with it We bring forth vegetation of all kinds, and out of it We bring forth green stalks, from wich We bring forth clustered grain. And out of the date-palm and its spathe come forth clusters and dates hanging low and near, and gardens of grapes, olives and pomegranates, each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety and taste). Look at their fruits when they begin to bear, and the ripeness thereof. Verily ! in these things there are signs for those who believe.



The Holy Quran
Chaptor #06 Al-Anaam

2009/10/25

And a sign to them is the dead earth.....

"And a sign to them is the dead earth: We give life to it and bring forth from it grain so that they may eat of it.

And We make therein gardens of palms and grapevines and We make springs to flow forth from it,

That they may eat of the fruit thereof, and their hands did not make it; will they not then be greatful?

Glory be to Him Who created pairs of all things, of what the earth grows, and of their kind and of what they do not know.
"


Meanings of The Quran, Chapter: Ya Seen



Photo: Ibn Hanif

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2009/10/24

Answer To Non Muslims, Common Questions About Islam :PART4

Answer To Non Muslims, Common Questions About Islam :PART1
Answer To Non Muslims, Common Questions About Islam :PART2
Answer To Non Muslims, Common Questions About Islam :PART3

Question:
If Islam is the best religion, why are many of the Muslims dishonest, unreliable,and involved in activities such as cheating, bribing, dealing in drugs, etc.?

Answer:

1. Media maligns Islam


a. Islam is without doubt the best religion but the media is in the hands of the westerners who are afraid of Islam. The media is continuously broadcasting and printing information against Islam. They either provide misinformation about Islam, misquote Islam or project a point out of proportion, if any.

b. When any bomb blasts take place anywhere, the first people to be accused without proof are invariably the Muslims. This appears as headlines in the news. Later, when they find that non-Muslims were responsible, it appears as an insignificant news’ item.

c. If a 50 year old Muslim marries a 15 year old girl after taking her permission, it appears on the front page but when a 50 year old non-Muslim rapes a 6 year old girl, it may appear in the news in the inside pages as ‘Newsbriefs’. Everyday in America on an average 2,713 cases of rape take place but it doesn’t appear
in the news, since it has become a way of life for the Americans.

2.  Black sheep in every community:

I am aware that there are some Muslims who are dishonest, unreliable, who cheat, etc. but the media projects this as though only Muslims are involved in such activities. There are black sheep in every community. I know Muslims who are alcoholics and who can drink most of the non-Muslims under the table.

 3.  Muslims best as a whole:

Inspite of all the black sheep in the Muslim community, Muslims taken on the whole, yet form the best community in the world. We are the biggest community of tee-totallers as a whole, i.e. those who don’t imbibe alcohol. Collectively, we are a community which gives the maximum charity in the world. There is no
community as a whole in the world which can show even a candle to the Muslims where modesty is concerned; where sobriety is concerned; where human values and ethics are concerned.

4.  Don’t judge a car by its driver:

If you want to judge how good is the latest model of the “Mercedes” car and a person who does not know how to drive sits at the steering wheel and bangs up the car, who will you blame? The car or the driver? But naturally, the driver. To analyze how good the car is, a person should not look at the driver but see the ability and features of the car. How fast is it, what is its average fuel consumption, what are the safety measures, etc. Even if I agree for the sake of argument that the Muslims are bad, we can’t judge Islam by its followers? If you
want to judge how good Islam is then judge it according to its authentic sources, i.e. the Glorious Qur’an and the Sahih Hadith.

5.  Judge Islam by its best follower i.e. Prophet Mohammed (pbuh):

If you practically want to check how good a car is put an expert driver behind the steering wheel. Similarly the best and the most exemplary follower of Islam by whom you can check how good Islam is, is the last and final messenger of God, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Besides Muslims, there are several honest and unbiased non-Muslim historians who have acclaimed that prophet Muhammad was the best human being. According to Michael H. Hart who wrote the book, ‘The Hundred Most Influential Men in History’, the topmost position, i.e. the number one position goes to the beloved prophet of Islam, Muhammad (pbuh). There are several such examples of non-Muslims paying great tributes to the prophet, like Thomas Carlyle, La-Martine, etc.

2009/10/22

GUIDELINES



"And not alike are the good and the evil. Repel (evil) with what is best, when lo! he betwen whom and you was enmity would be as if he were a warm friend. And none are made to recieve it but those who are patient, and none are made to recieve it but those who have a mighty good fortune." 
Chapter: 41 Verses 33-35
"Call people to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and best advice, and reason with them, if you have to, in the most courteous manner: for your Lord knows best who strays from His Way and He knows best who is rightly guided. If you have to retaliate, let your retaliation be commensurate with the wrong which was done to you; but if you endure with patience, the best reward indeed is for those who endure with patience. Be patient - for your patience is not but with the help of Allah - do not grieve over them and do not distress yourself because of their plots, for Allah is with those who fear Him and adopt the righteous attitude."
Chapter: AN-Nahl Verses : 125-128
Al-Quran 

2009/10/19

Control Your Anger Before it Controls You

control your anger before it controls you

Author: Hamil Almisk

Longman Dictionary define anger as a strong feeling of wanting to hurt or criticize someone because they have done something bad to you or been unkind to you. We as a human face sometimes some people who try to hurt or insult us .So we become angry so easily. Great people just who can control themselves in such attitude like this.

Hadith - Sahih Al-Bukhari 8.135, Narrated Abu Huraira, r.a.

Allah's Apostle Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, "The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger."

Hadith - Sahih Al-Bukhari 8.137, Narrated Abu Huraira, r.a.

A man said to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), "Advise me!" The Prophet said, "Do not become angry and furious." The man asked (the same) again and again, and the Prophet said in each case, "Do not become angry and furious."

So as you see anger is dangerous.We should avoid it. But we have two kinds of anger .We will explain it below

The first kind anger for sake of Allah . For example , when father sees his son sleep in prayer time .Then he gets angry of it and tell his son to pray and not do it again .This is good anger.

The second kind of anger is for something else not for sake of Allah . This is unacceptable in Islam. For example if someone interrupt your speech suddenly. some people get mad and not continue his speech. This is not acceptable.

We have to be flexible especially with three kinds of people .

First kind, Ignorant people because sometimes most of their mistakes are result of being ignorant. So we should not get mad when they make such mistake.

Second one, Old people because sometimes most of their mistakes are result of psychology of  their age . So we should also not get mad when they make such mistake.

Third one, Children because most of their mistakes are a result of their short experience in this life. So we should also not get mad when they make such mistake.

So if you get angry what should you do ?. Islam introduce some solutions for this case.

 

Hadith - Sunan of Abu Dawood, Narrated Atiyyah as-Sa'di, r.a.

AbuWa'il al-Qass said: We entered upon Urwah ibn Muhammad ibn as-Sa'di. A man spoke to him and made him angry. So he stood and performed ablution; he then returned and performed ablution, and said: My father told me on the authority of my grandfather Atiyyah who reported the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) as saying: Anger comes from the devil, the devil was created of fire, and fire is extinguished only with water; so when one of you becomes angry, he should perform ablution.

So one of the solutions Islam introduce is performing ablution. Another solution comes in this.

Hadith - Sunan of Abu Dawood, Narrated Abu Dharr, r.a.

The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said to us: When one of you becomes angry while standing, he should sit down. If the anger leaves him, well and good; otherwise he should lie down.

As you see you have move to change your place and situation. This will help you a lot to come down and become quite.

At the end of my article, I advised you not get angry as Prophet Muhammad advised his companion .

 

 

About the Author:

I am a teacher of English .

Article Source: ArticlesBase.com - control your anger before it controls you

2009/10/16

He is Allah the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner......

Not alike are the inmates of the fire and the dwellers of the guarden: the dwellers of the guarden are they that are the achievers.

Had We sent down this Quran on a mountain, you would certainly have seen it falling down, splitting asunder because of the fear of Allah, and We set forth these parables to men that they may reflect.

He is Allah besides Whom there is no god; the Knower of the unseen and the seen; He is the Beneficent, the Merciful.

He is Allah, besides Whom there is no god; the King, the Holy, the Giver of peace, the Granter of security, Guardian over all, the Mighty, the Supreme, the Possessor of every greatness, Glory be to Allah from what they set up (with Him).

He is Allah the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner; His are the most excellent names; whatever is in the heaven and the earth declares His glory; and He is the Mighty, the Wise.

Ref:
[The meanings of chapter Al-Hashr, Verses:
20-24, Al-Quran.]

Protection

2009/10/13

The Meaning of La Ilaaha Illa Allah , Muhammad-ur Rasoolullah

THE MEANING OF LA ILAAHA ILLA ALLAH , MUHAMMAD RASOOLULLAH

Author: areeb

THE MEANING OF “LA ILAAHA ILLA ALLAH , MUHAMMAD RASOOLULLAH” AND CONDITIONS OF “LA ILAAHA ILLA ALLAH .” THE MEANING OF THE TESTIMONY OF FAITH The testimony (LA ILAAHA ILLA ALLAH ) comprises two concepts: Denial and Affirmation.

FIRST:

The testimony of faith denies the attribute of divinity to anyone and anything other than Allah - the Exalted. All those other than Allah, such as the angels, the Prophets, and the rest of Mankind,let alone the idols and the political regimes in the world, are not gods and thus don’t deserve to be worshipped. Therefore, denial in this respect is not denial of the existence of the alleged gods, rather the denial of divinity which is attributed to them.

SECOND:

The testimony of faith affirms and restricts divinity to Allah alone. That is, the slave must believe that Allah is the only true God,and accordingly dedicate no act of worship to any, other than Allah.

THE MEANING OF MUHAMMAD RASOOLULLAH

A confession with your tongue but a heartfelt belief, “O Allah! I testify that Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is Your Messenger.” That means that none has the right to be followed after Allah, but the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) as he is the Last of His Messengers. As Allah said:

“Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is not the father on any man amongst you but he is the Messenger of Allah and the last (end)of the Prophets and Allah is Ever All Aware of everything.” (V.33:40)

“And whatsoever the Messenger Muhammad (Peace be upon him) gives you, take it and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain from it.” (V.59:7)

And Allah said: “Say (O Muhammad) (to mankind) ‘if you (really)love Allah, then follow me’.” (V.3:31)

As for the others than Muhammad (Peace be upon him) their statements are to be taken or rejected as to whether these are in accordance with Allah’s Book (i.e. the Quran) or with the Sunnah (legal ways, orders, acts of worship, statements etc.,) of the Prophet (Peace be upon him), or not.

CONDITIONS OF “LA ILAAHA ILLA ALLAH”

1. Knowledge, which consists of recognizing Allah as the only true God to Whom worship must be dedicated, and denouncing all gods worshipped beside Allah as false, and that they can neither extend benefit nor cause harm.

2. Certainty that the belief in Allah must be unblemished with any doubt.

3. Acceptance: That is, to accept all the conditions of the declaration.

4. Submission: That is, to fulfill its conditions submissively and willingly being content with Allah as the Rabb (only Lord) and Muhammad (Peace be upon him) as His last Prophet and Messenger.

5. Truthfulness: That is, to fulfill its requirements truthfully.

6. Sincerity: That is, to be sincere in worshipping Allah, dedicating all acts of worship to Him alone.

7. The love of Allah - the Exalted, and the love of His Messenger Muhammad (Peace be upon him), and the love of Allah’s devotees and the people of His obedience, which means love of all Muslims

Finally it should be borne in mind that Allah must be obeyed, by following His commands and refraining from His prohibitions. Obedience to Allah must be associated with loving Him, fearing His punishment, and hoping for His reward, seeking His forgiveness and adhering to the teachings of His Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) - the last of Allah’s Messengers. The Shari’ah (the laws and religious rites) of Muhammad (PBUH)abrogates all other preceding laws and religious rites and this comprises the best of every preceding Shari’ah.

 

 

 

 

 

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2009/10/10

The Right of Allah upon His Slaves

Narrated Muadh bin Jabal (may Allah be pleased with him) :

The Prophet (Muhammad peace be upon him) said,

"O Muadh! Do you know what Allah's Right upon His slaves is?"

I said, "Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad peace be upon him) know better."

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "That they worship Him (Allah)
Alone and do not associate any partner in worship with Him (Allah). Do
you know what their right upon Him is?"

I replied, "Allah and His Messenger know better."

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "That He will not punish them
(if they did so)."

Ref: [Al-Bukhari]

2009/10/08

Answer To Non Muslims, Common Questions About Islam :PART3

Answer To Non Muslims, Common Questions About Islam :PART1
Answer To Non Muslims, Common Questions About Islam :PART2

3.MUSLIMS ARE FUNDAMENTALISTS AND TERRORISTS

Question:
Why are most of the Muslims fundamentalists and terrorists?

Answer:
This question is often hurled at Muslims, either directly or indirectly, during any discussion on religion or world affairs. Muslim stereotypes are perpetuated in every form of the media accompanied by gross misinformation about Islam and Muslims. In fact, such misinformation and false propaganda often leads to discrimination and
acts of violence against Muslims. A case in point is the anti-Muslim campaign in the American media following the Oklahoma bomb blast, where the press was quick to declare a ‘Middle Eastern conspiracy’ behind the attack. The culprit was later identified as a soldier from the American Armed Forces.

Let us analyze this allegation of ‘fundamentalism’ and ‘terrorism’:


1. Definition of  the word ‘fundamentalist’
A fundamentalist is a person who follows and adheres to the fundamentals of the doctrine or theory he is following.  For a person to be a good doctor, he should know, follow, and practise the fundamentals of medicine. In other words, he should be a fundamentalist in the field of medicine. For a person to be a good mathematician, he should know, follow and practise the fundamentals of mathematics. He should be a fundamentalist in the field of mathematics. For a person to be a good scientist, he should know, follow and practise the fundamentals of science. He should be a fundamentalist in the field of science.

2. Not all ‘fundamentalists’ are the same
One cannot paint all fundamentalists with the same brush. One cannot categorize all fundamentalists as either good or bad. Such a categorization of any fundamentalist will depend upon the field or activity in which he is a
fundamentalist. A fundamentalist robber or thief causes harm to society and is therefore undesirable. A fundamentalist doctor, on the other hand, benefits society and earns much respect.

3. I am proud to be a Muslim funda-mentalist
I am a fundamentalist Muslim who, by the grace of Allah, knows, follows and strives to practise the fundamentals of Islam. A true Muslim does not shy away from being a fundamentalist. I am proud to be a fundamentalist Muslim because, I know that the fundamentals of Islam are beneficial to humanity and the whole world. There is not a single fundamental of Islam that causes harm or is against the interests of the human race as a whole. Many people harbour misconceptions about Islam and consider several teachings of Islam to be unfair or improper. This is due to insufficient and incorrect knowledge of Islam. If one critically analyzes the teachings of Islam with an open mind, one cannot escape the fact that Islam is full of benefits both at the individual and collective
levels.

4. Dictionary meaning of the word ‘fundamentalist’
According to Webster’s dictionary ‘fundamentalism’ was a movement in American Protestanism that arose in the earlier part of the 20th century.  It was a reaction to modernism, and stressed the infallibility of the Bible, not only in matters of faith and morals but also as a literal historical record. It stressed on belief in the Bible as the literal word of God. Thus fundamentalism was a word initially used for a group of Christians who believed that the Bible was the verbatim word of God without any errors and mistakes. According to the Oxford dictionary ‘fundamentalism’ means ‘strict maintenance of ancient or fundamental doctrines of any religion, especially Islam’.
Today the moment a person uses the word fundamentalist he thinks of a Muslim who is a terrorist.

5. Every Muslim should be a terrorist
Every Muslim should be a terrorist. A terrorist is a person who causes terror. The moment a robber sees a policeman he is terrified. A policeman is a terrorist for the robber. Similarly every Muslim should be a terrorist for the antisocial elements of society, such as thieves, dacoits and rapists. Whenever such an anti-social element sees a Muslim, he should be terrified. It is true that the word ‘terrorist’ is generally used for a person who causes terror among the common people. But a true Muslim should only be a terrorist to selective people i.e. anti-social elements, and not to the common innocent people. In fact a Muslim should be a source of peace for innocent people.

6. Different labels given to the same individual for the same action, i.e. ‘terrorist’ and ‘patriot’
Before India achieved independence from British rule, some freedom fighters of India who did not subscribe to non-violence were labeled as terrorists by the British government. The same individuals have been lauded by Indians for the same activities and hailed as ‘patriots’. Thus two different labels have been given to the same people for the same set of actions. One is calling him a terrorist while the other is calling him a patriot. Those who believed that Britain had a right to rule over India called these people terrorists, while those who
were of the view that Britain had no right to rule India called them patriots and freedom fighters. It is therefore important that before a person is judged, he is given a fair hearing. Both sides of the argument should be heard, the situation should be analyzed, and the reason and the intention of the person should be taken into account, and then the person can be judged accordingly.

7. Islam means peace
Islam is derived from the word ‘salaam’ which means peace. It is a religion of peace whose fundamentals teach its followers to maintain and promote peace throughout the world. Thus every Muslim should be a fundamentalist i.e. he should follow the fundamentals of the Religion of Peace: Islam. He should be a terrorist only towards the antisocial elements in order to promote peace and justice in the society.

[Source: From the talk of Dr.Zakir Naik]
 

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