2009/08/27

A Prayer of Intelligent People

And Allah's is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and Allah has power over all things.

Most surely, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day there are signs for people of intelligence.

Those who remember Allah standing and sitting and lying on their sides and consider the creation of the heavens and the earth:

Our Lord! You have not created (all)this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted are You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire.

Our Lord! Verily, whom You admit to the Fire, indeed, You have disgraced him; and never will the Zalimun (polythiests and wrong-doers) find any helpers.

Our Lord! Verily, we have heard the call of one (Muhammad Peace be upon him) calling to Faith: 'Believe in your Lord,'and we have believed.
Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and expiate from us our evil deeds. And make us die the death of righteous.

Our Lord! Grant us what You promised through Your Messengers and disgrace us not on the Day of Resurrection, for you never break (Your) Promise "

So their Lord accepted of them (their supplication and answered them),

"Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female. You proceed one from another. So those who emigrated and and were driven out from their homes, and suffered harm in My cause, and who fought and were killed (in My cause), Verily I will expiate from them their evil deeds and admit them into Gardens under wich rivers flow (in Paradise) ; a reward from Allah, and with Allah is the best of rewards."

Let not the free disposal (and affluence) of the disbelievers throughout the land deceive you.

A brief enjoyment; then, their ultimate abode is Hell; and worst indeed is that place for rest.

But, for those who fear their Lord, are Gardens under wich rivers flow (in Paradise); therein are they to dwell (for ever), an entertainment from Allah; and that wich is with Allah is the Best for righteous.


Ref:

Meanings of the Quran
Chapter# :03
Verses 189-198

2009/08/24

Medical Benefits of fasting


Most Muslims do not fast because of medical benefits but because it has been ordained to them in the Quran. The medical benefits of fasting are as a result of fasting.

Fasting in general has been used in medicine for medical reasons including weight management, for rest of the digestive tract and for lowering lipids. There are many adverse effects of total fasting as well as so-called crash diets. Islamic fasting is different from such diet plans because in Ramadan fasting, there is no malnutrition or inadequate calorie intake. The caloric intake of Muslims during Ramadan is at or slightly below the national requirement guidelines. In addition, the fasting in Ramadan is voluntarily taken and is not a prescribed imposition from the physician.

Ramadan is a month of self-regulation and self-training, with the hope that this training will last beyond the end of Ramadan. If the lessons learned during Ramadan, whether in terms of dietary intake or righteousness, are carried on after Ramadan, it is beneficial for one’s entire life. Moreover, the type of food taken during Ramadan does not have any selective criteria of crash diets such as those which are protein only or fruit only type diets. Everything that is permissible is taken in moderate quantities.

The only difference between Ramadan and total fasting is the timing of the food; during Ramadan, we basically miss lunch and take an early breakfast and do not eat until dusk. Abstinence from water during this period is not bad at all and in fact, it causes concentration of all fluids within the body, producing slight dehydration. The body has its own water conservation mechanism; in fact, it has been shown that slight dehydration and water conservation, at least in plant life, improve their longevity.

The physiological effect of fasting includes lower of blood sugar, lowering of cholesterol and lowering of the systolic blood pressure. In fact, Ramadan fasting would be an ideal recommendation for treatment of mild to moderate, stable, non-insulin diabetes, obesity and essential hypertension. In 1994 the first International Congress on "Health and Ramadan," held in Casablanca, entered 50 research papers from all over the world, from Muslim and non-Muslim researchers who have done extensive studies on the medical ethics of fasting. While improvement in many medical conditions was noted; however, in no way did fasting worsen any patients’ health or baseline medical condition. On the other hand, patients who are suffering from severe diseases, whether diabetes or coronary artery disease, kidney stones, etc., are exempt from fasting and should not try to fast.

There are psychological effects of fasting as well. There is a peace and tranquility for those who fast during the month of Ramadan. Personal hostility is at a minimum, and the crime rate decreases. ... This psychological improvement could be related to better stabilization of blood glucose during fasting as hypoglycemia after eating, aggravates behavior changes. ... Similarly, recitation of the Quran not only produces a tranquility of heart and mind, but improves the memory.

[2:185] Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book. Those of you who witness this month shall fast therein. Those who are ill or traveling may substitute the same number of other days. GOD wishes for you convenience, not hardship, that you may fulfill your obligations, and to glorify GOD for guiding you, and to express your appreciation.

proofs !

http://www.crescentlife.com/spirituality…
http://www.tolueislam.com/bazm/mansoor/m…
http://aaiil.org/text/articles/light/bnf…
http://ageofjahiliyah.wordpress.com/2006…
http://www.ezsoftech.com/ramadan/ramadan…
http://www.islamfortoday.com/athar07.htm…
http://www.allaahuakbar.net/ramadhaan/fa…

Good Manners

Narrated Anas ben Malik (R.A) : The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said,
"If any Muslim plants any plant and a human being or an animal eats of
it, he will be rewarded as if he had given that much in charity."

Narrated Abu Ayub Al-Ansari (R.A) :

Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him) said, "It is not lawful for a man
to desert his Muslim brother for more than three nights. (It is
unlawful for them that) when they meet, one of them turns his face
away from the other, and the other turns his face from the former, and
the better of the two will be the one who greets the other first."


Narrated Ibn Umar (R.A) : Allah's Messenger (Peace be upon him) said,
"Gabriel (Angel) kept on recommending me about treating the neighbours
in a kind and polite manner, so much so that I thought he would order
(me) to make them (my) heirs."


Narrated Abu Shuraikh (R.A) : The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said,

"By Allah he does not believe! By Allah he does not believe!"

It was said,

"who is that O Allah's Apostle?"

He said,

"That person whose neighbours does not feel safe from his evil."

Narrated Sahl ben Sa'd (R.A) :
The Prophet (Peace be upon him ) said,

"I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will
be in Paradise like this," putting his index and middle fingers
together.

Narrated Jabir (R.A) :
Never was the Prophet (Peace be upon him) asked for a thing to be
given for wich his answer was 'No'.

Narrated Anas (R.A) : I served the Prophet (Peace be upon him) for ten
years, and he never said to me, "uf" (a minor harsh word denoting
impatience) and never blamed me by saying, "Why did you do so or why
did not you do so?"


Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A) : The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said,
"Beware of suspician, for suspician is the worst of false tales; and
do no look for the others' faults, and do not spy, and do not be
jealous of one another, and do not desert (cut your relation with) one
another, and do not hate one another; and O Allah's worshipers! Be
brothers !.

2009/08/15

Shade




The grass that grows
The trees that shade
Should cause man to stop and think

Not one could cause a plant to grow
Though the think they causest so
But if it be that you are
Then try to give the blind man sight

Or try to stop a human death
Or try to go right when he command you left
Control the time with your hand
Make food grow upon destitute land

Then ye know the truth indeed
Understand the will of God
None is better then our lord
He is better to be adored

Upon my rest
I'll think of thee
The one you save me from my self
The one who strengthens me with health
You rest me down to sleep
And bring me live from the dead

Please lord bless me one more night
To forbid what's wrong
And do what's right
So I be among heaven sent
And not among the burning dead.
by N. Knight


Photograph: Ibn Hanif

Poetry: Nuriddeen knight

Nuriddeen is also a team member of The Guiding Friends.

2009/08/08

"Have you considered the water wich you drink?



(Dear visiters please also read the following verses of the holly Quran wich are a great reminders of Allah's favours upon humans.)


Have you considered the seed?

Is it you that create it or are We the creators?

We have ordained death among you and We are not to be overcome,

In order that We may bring in your place the like of you and make you grow into what you know not.

And certainly you know the first growth, why do you not then mind?

Have you considered what you sow?

Is it you that cause it to grow, or are We the causers of the growth?

If We pleased We would have certainly made it broken down into pieces, then would you begin to lament.
Surely we are burdened with debt:
Nay! we are deprived.


"Have you considered the water wich you drink?

Is it you that send it down from the clouds or are We the senders?

If We pleased, We would have made it salty; why do you not then give thanks?

Have you considered the fire wich you strike?

Is it you that produce the trees for it, or are We the producers?

We have made it a reminder and an advantage to the wayfarers of the desert.

Therefore glorify the name of your Lord, the Great."


Meanings of The Holy Quran
Chapter : The Event (Al-Waqaya)
Verses: 68-74

2009/08/07

Patience required

Paradise

46 But for him who feareth the standing before his Lord there are two gardens.

47 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

48 Of spreading branches.
49 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

50 Wherein are two fountains flowing.
51 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

52 Wherein is every kind of fruit in pairs.
53 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

54 Reclining upon couches lined with silk brocade, the fruit of both the gardens near to hand.
55 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

56 Therein are those of modest gaze, whom neither man nor jinni will have touched before them.
57 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

58 (In beauty) like the jacynth and the coral-stone.
59 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

60 Is the reward of goodness aught save goodness?

61 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

62 And beside them are two other gardens,
63 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

64 Dark green with foliage.
65 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

66 Wherein are two abundant springs.
67 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

68 Wherein is fruit, the date-palm and pomegranate.
69 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

70 Wherein (are found) the good and beautiful -
71 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny? -

72 Fair ones, close-guarded in pavilions -
73 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny? -

74 Whom neither man nor jinni will have touched before them -
75 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

76 Reclining on green cushions and fair carpets.
77 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

78 Blessed be the name of thy Lord, Mighty and Glorious!

Meanings of The Holy Quran Chaptor Name : The Beneficent
 

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