2011/04/29

Boonaa Mohammed - Heroes

2011/04/26

Are you weary?

"I swear by God, He does not tire of your deeds, rather it is you who become tired; and the best religious acts are those that the worshiper performs consistently"
-Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)

Don't stunt your growth!

Ash-Shams: In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
By the sun and his brightness, (1) And the moon when she followeth him, (2) And the day when it revealeth him, (3) And the night when it enshroudeth him, (4) And the heaven and Him Who built it, (5) And the earth and Him Who spread it, (6) And a soul and Him Who perfected it (7) And inspired it (with conscience of) what is wrong for it and (what is) right for it. (8) He is indeed successful who causeth it to grow, (9) And he is indeed a failure who stunteth it. (10) (The tribe of) Thamud denied (the truth) in their rebellious pride, (11) When the basest of them broke forth (12) And the messenger of Allah said: It is the she-camel of Allah, so let her drink! (13) But they denied him, and they hamstrung her, so Allah doomed them for their sin and razed (their dwellings). (14)He dreadeth not the sequel (of events). (15)

2011/04/23

Easy living?

"Do not be overly pleased by easy times. Verily, gold is tested for its purity by fire. Likewise, a righteous servant is tested by tribulations."
-Al Muhasibi's Risala Al- Mustarshidin

2011/04/22

Know that not a single good deed is done in vain, for God says:

Whatever good you send forth for your souls before you, you shall find it with God: for God sees well all that you do
2, 110

2011/04/20

Go forth and seek knowledge!

"There are a number of things in our lives which we strive for because we can see happiness in them, we can see pleasure and enjoyment that we can get from them. And these things may have difficulties in their path but because we can see the obvious benifits we are willing to bear the difficulties and carry on anyway. Sometimes in the case of knowledge and seeking knowledge, the benifits are not that obvious so satan can easily swirve us by enhancing some difficulties, whispering in our ears (you know) we can find a million and one excuses why not to seek knowledge. Satan will be busy to throw these things in our paths. So this is a remider from this story, the struggle that prophet Musa -and this is a prophet of Allah, the struggle that he had to go through to get the knowledge. The trials that he faced in the process of getting that knowledge this is all a reminder to us that we have to be prepared if we seriuosly want to act on the Prophet's (saw) instruction "seeking knowledge is compulsury for every Muslim" if we are really sincere about following the prophet's (saw) instruction then we have to be prepared to face difficulty in the process...."
-Sheikh Abu Aminah Bilal Philips

2011/04/08

The steps for a “Fast” cure for depression.



1. Do a complete focused fast on Mondays and Thursdays.
a) Get up Read in Arabic and English – Inna fee Khalqis samaawati wal Ard (Aali Imraan, 3:191-end) and crying.
b) Make a focused wudoo and Tahajjud followed by
c) a very light Suhoor (brown bread, olives and extra virgin olive oil + 2 table spoons full of canned tuna or one egg) followed by
d) a day of focused sunnah and Fard prayers
e) Utilize throughout the day any of the prophetic du’aas requesting ease like: “Allahumma laa sahla illaa maa ja’altahu sahlaa (O Allah, nothing is easy except what you make easy) wa anta taj’alus sa’ba in shi’ta sahlaa (And You can make what is difficult easy if You wish)
f) as well as the other du’aas for depression like: Allaahumma rahmataka arjoo falaa takilnee ilaa nafsee tarfata ‘ayn. wa aslih lee sha’nee kullah. Laa ilaaha illaa Ant.  (O Allah, it is Your mercy that I hope for, so don’t leave me in charge of my affairs even for the blinking of an eye. And rectify all of my affairs for me. Nothing has the right to be worshipped except You. See  Hisnul Muslim – the Muslim Fortress for more).
g) Then break the fast with 3 dates and a glass of water and pray maghrib,
h) Have a light Iftaar followed by a focused Ishaa,
The depression should begin to lift, if not go altogether from the very first day of the Fast cure. It will work if you do it believing with all your heart, strongly that this prophetic formula WORKS and the degree to which it does work depends on how seriously you take it and apply it.

Peace and blessings on our beloved messenger Muhammad

The Prophet Muhammad (s) said: ““It is better for a leader to make a mistake in forgiving than to make a mistake in punishing.”
——— 
Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1011.



The Prophet Muhammad (s) said: “Indeed, an ignorant man who is generous is dearer to God than a worshipper who is miserly.”
——— 
Al-Tirmidhi: Hadith 580.



The Prophet Muhammad (s) said, “None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.”
——— 
Bukhari and Muslim.



http://makkah.wordpress.com/positive-quotes/

2011/04/04

A Friend Weeping for his Friend--Real Friendship in Islam

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
"For various moral, psychological and social reasons, people need good company and close friendship. The type of friends you have, often indicate the type of person you are. 'Show me your friends and I will tell you what you are,' says the well-known proverb. The noble Prophet (pbuh) pointed to the value of good company when he said that it is better to be alone than in the company of the wicked, and it is better to be in the company of the good than to be alone. Good company can be a great source of help and support in leading a virtuous life, while bad company can lead to sin and ruin.... The Prophet (pbuh) was asked: "What is the person that can be the best friend?" "He who helps you when you remember God, and he who reminds you when you forget Him," the Prophet (pbuh) replied. Then he (pbuh) was asked, "And which friend is the worst?" "He who does not help you when you remember God and does not remind you of God when you forget," he replied. Then he was again asked, "Who is the best among people?" He replied, "He who when you look at him, you remember God."

.....When Zaid ibn Harithah (R), the servant of Muhammad (pbuh), was killed at the battle of Mu'tah, the Prophet (pbuh) said: "Zayd strove in the path of God sincerely as he should. Today he has met his Lord, and he is serene." Thereafter, Zayd's daughter found the Prophet (pbuh) weeping over the dead body of her father and said: "What do I see?" The noble Prophet (peace be upon him), with tears in his eyes, said: "A friend weeping for his friend."
Through such actions and sentiments, the Prophet (pbuh) showed his gentleness and true human friendship and brotherhood. "


(Taken from "ISLAM- The Natural Way", pages 95-97, by Abdul Wahid Hamid)

2011/04/03

Asalamu Alakum dear readers

Asalamu Alakum dear readers,
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2011/04/02

Reflections of joy, serenity and love

A true muslim’s life
Reflects joy, serenity and love,
Ever loving and forgiving,
Never forgetting caring and sharing
Enduring the thorns
Returning with roses,
Seeking not human pleasure
But Allah’s redha.
In a life full of trust and sincerity
To experience the amazing love and tranquility
In a spiritual journey returning to Allah
~10pm, 17th December 2009~


Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said,
“Richness is not in plenty of provisions; the (real) richness is the richness of the soul.”
(Al-Bukhari and Muslim)


2011/04/01

Say your prays

Say your prays
The fatiha and your quls
Say your prays
For your niece who was picked on in school
For your nephew
Who sometimes breaks the rules
For the marriage of your dreams
For a child you can love
Say your prays
For your parents
For yourself
That you'll make it to paradise
That Allah make forgives your sins
And grants you his ultimate mercy
Say your prays
For your friend far away and in a lonely place
For your cousin who went astray
For the other who sometimes can't see clearly
Say your prays
For your mother who seldom prays
Or your father whose faith is washing away
Or your sister who can't tell right from wrong
For your brother who can't seem to get along
For your neighbors who constantly argue and fight
For the peers who don't understand the sadness layered behind what they call truth
Say your prays
To have knowledge
Useful knowledge that will bring you closer to your lord
Say your prays
Sending peace and blessing on to the soul of the prophet and on to his children and his wives and his companions
Say your prays,
Pray that you pray for the right things to pray for
Say your prays
That God will love you
And allow your hands to speak for you
And recall the righteous things you use to pray for
Say your prays
To have knowledge
Useful knowledge that will bring you closer to your lord
Say your prays
 

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