Presenting flowers as a gift

A few days before I captured a photo of this beautiful white flower. I want to present it as a gift to the visitor's of The Guiding Friends blog.

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be him) as saying:

"He who is presented with a flower should not reject it, for it is light to carry and pleasant in odour."

(Sahih Muslim, book#27, Hadith 5600)


Is there a god with Allah?

Say: Praise be to Allah and peace on His servants whom He has chosen:
is Allah better, or what they associate (with Him)?
Nay, He Who created the heavens and the earth, and sent down for you
water from the cloud; then We cause to grow thereby beautiful gardens;
it is not possible for you that you should make the trees thereof to
grow. Is there a god with Allah? Nay! They are people who deviate.
Or, Who made the earth a resting place, and made in it rivers, and
raised on it mountains and placed betwen the two seas a barrier. Is
there a god with Allah? Nay! Most of them do not know!

Or, Who answers the distressed one when he calls upon Him and removes
the evil, and He will make you successors in the earth. Is there a god
with Allah? Little is that you mind!

Or, who guides you in the utter darkness of the land and the sea, and
Who sends the winds as good news before His mercy. Is there a god with
High Exalted be Allah from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him)!

Or, Who originates the creation, then reproduces it and Who gives you
sustenance from the heaven and the earth. Is there a god with Allah?
Say: Bring your proof if you are truthful.

Meanings of The Quran, Chapter: The Ant, Verses 59-64


A Masjid (Mosque) in Lahore.


1st Revelation on Prophet Muhammad

(R.A) (Wife of Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H) Narrated that :

The commencement of the Divine Inspiration to Allah's
Apostle was in the form of good dreams which came true like bright daylight, and then the
love of seclusion was bestowed upon him. He used to go in seclusion in the cave of Hira
where he used to worship (Allah alone) continuously for many days before his desire to see
his family. He used to take with him the journey food for the stay and then come back to
(his wife) Khadija to take his food likewise again till suddenly the Truth descended upon
him while he was in the cave of Hira. The angel came to him and asked him to read. The
Prophet replied, "I do not know how to read."

The Prophet added, "The angel caught me (forcefully) and pressed me so hard that I could
not bear it any more. He then released me and again asked me to read and I replied, 'I do
not know how to read.' Thereupon he caught me again and pressed me a second time till I
could not bear it any more. He then released me and again asked me to read but again I
replied, 'I do not know how to read (or what shall I read)?' Thereupon he caught me for the
third time and pressed me, and then released me and said, 'Read in the name of your Lord,
who has created (all that exists) has created man from a clot. Read! And your Lord is the
Most Generous." (96.1, 96.2, 96.3) Then Allah's Apostle returned with the Inspiration and
with his heart beating severely. Then he went to Khadija bint Khuwailid and said, "Cover
me! Cover me!" They covered him till his fear was over and after that he told her everything
that had happened and said, "I fear that something may happen to me." Khadija replied,
"Never! By Allah, Allah will never disgrace you. You keep good relations with your kith and
kin, help the poor and the destitute, serve your guests generously and assist the
deserving calamity-afflicted ones."

Khadija then accompanied him to her cousin Waraqa bin Naufal bin Asad bin 'Abdul 'Uzza,
who, during the Pre-Islamic Period became a Christian and used to write the writing with
Hebrew letters. He would write from the Gospel in Hebrew as much as Allah wished him to
write. He was an old man and had lost his eyesight. Khadija said to Waraqa, "Listen to the
story of your nephew, O my cousin!" Waraqa asked, "O my nephew! What have you seen?"
Allah's Apostle described whatever he had seen. Waraqa said, "This is the same one who
keeps the secrets (angel Gabriel) whom Allah had sent to Moses. I wish I were young and
could live up to the time when your people would turn you out." Allah's Apostle asked, "Will
they drive me out?" Waraqa replied in the affirmative and said, "Anyone (man) who came
with something similar to what you have brought was treated with hostility; and if I should
remain alive till the day when you will be turned out then I would support you strongly."
But after a few days Waraqa died and the Divine Inspiration was also paused for a while.

Jabir bin 'Abdullah Al-Ansari narrated while talking about the period of pause in revelation
reporting the speech of the Prophet "While I was walking, all of a sudden I heard a voice
from the sky. I looked up and saw the same angel who had visited me at the cave of Hira
sitting on a chair between the sky and the earth. I got afraid of him and came back home
and said, 'Wrap me (in blankets).' And then Allah revealed the following Holy Verses (of

'O you (i.e. Muhammad)! wrapped up in garments! Arise and warn (the people against
Allah's Punishment),...' up to 'and desert the idols.' (74.1-5) After this the revelation started
coming strongly, frequently and regularly."

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