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When MOMIN will enter into Jannat, it will be announce

1) You will remain healthy forever, disease will never come. 2) You will remain alive for ever, death will never come. 3) You will remain in bounties which will never be finished.
Jannat is made with: Bricks of Gold and Silver Its cement is of perfumed Musk Its chips are pearls and Yaqoot Its sand is Zafraan There are eight doors of Jannat. These are eight grades of Jannat: 1.   Jannatul Mava 2.   Darul Maqaam 3.   Darul Salaam 4.   Darul Khuld 5.   Jannat-ul-Adan 6.   Jannat-ul-Naeem 7.   Jannat-ul-Kasif 8.   Jannat-ul-Firdous

Jannatul Mava is in the lowest, Jannat-ul-Adan is the middle & Jannat-ul- Firdous is on the highest. Food of Jannat: They will eat foods and fruits continuously up to 40 years Every bowl will have a new taste They will take eructation which will digest the food and there will be perfumed sweating for the digestion of water There will be no urine and stool Place Name: There will be gardens in Jannat. Every garden will have the length of about 100 year ‘ s journey. The shadow of these gardens will be very dense. Their plants will be free of thorns. The size of their leaves will be equal to ears of elephants. Their fruits will be hanging in rows. Those who love each other for the sake of Allah will get a pillar of Yaqoot, on which there will be seventy thousand (70,000) rooms. These will shine for the residents of Jannat as the sun shines for the residents of Duniya There will be rooms in Jannat in such a way that every room will have seventy thousand (70,000) dinning sheets. On every dinning sheet 70,000 types of foods will be served. For their service 80,000 young boys will be moving around looking like beautiful scattered pearls. One bunch of dates will be equal to the length of 12 arms. The size of a date will be equal to the big pitcher. These will be whiter than milk, sweeter than honey and softer than butter and free of seeds. The stem of these plants will be made up of gold and silver. There will also be gardens of grapes. The bunches of grapes will be very big. The size of a single grape will be equal to a big pitcher. Someone asked, ya Rasulullah (Sallalahu alaihi wasallam): will it be sufficient for me and my family. It was answered, it will be sufficient for you and your whole tribe. The Dresses of Jannat: The dress of Jannat will be very beautiful. One will wear 70 dresses at a time. These will be very fine, delicate, weightless, having different colors. These dresses will be so fine that the body even the heart will be visible. And the waves of love in the hearts will also be visible. These dresses will never become old, never be dirty and will never tear. There will be four canals in every Jannat: 1.  Water. 2.   Milk. 3.   Honey. 4.   Sharabun Tahoora. There will also be three fountains in  Jannat: 1.   Kafoor. 2.   Zanjabeel. 3.   Tasneem. Qualities of People of Jannat: In Jannat, Height of every MOMIN, will be equal to the height of Hazrat Adam (Alaihissalaam) 60 arms (90 feet). Beauty will be like that of Hazrat Yousuf (Alaihissalaam) Age of youth will be like that of Hazrat Esa (Alaihissalaam) 30-33 years). Sweetness of voice will be like that of Hazrat Dawud (Alaihissalaam) . Tolerance will be like that of Hazrat Yaqoob (Alaihissalaam) . Patience will be like that of Hazrat Ayyub (Alaihissalaam) . Habits will be like that of Sayyaduna Muhammad (Sallalahu alaihi wasallam). NOTE: If a person makes Du ‘ a for Jannat three times, Jannat requests Allah that O, Allah; make his entry into Jannat. And if a person makes Du ‘ a for safety from Jahannum three times, The Jahannnum requests Allah that, O, Allah; save him from Jahannum. Please pass on and may Allah grant the entire Ummah of Nabi sallalahu alayhi wasallam Jannat ul Firdous Ameen! Every good act is charity.

JAZAK ALLAHU KHAIR- May Allah Forgive our sins… Ameen!

 

The Qur’an and Hijab

 

 

 

The Qur’an and Hijab

 

Islam has strongly emphasized the concept of decency and modesty in the interaction between members of the opposite sex. Dress code is part of that overall teaching. There are two verses in the Qur’an in which Almighty Allah talks about the issue of decency and hijab as defined earlier.

 

The First Verse

 

In Chapter 24 known as an-Nur (the Light), in verse 30, Allah commands Prophet Muhammad as follows:

 

قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ يَغُضُّوْا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَ يَحْفَظُوْا فُرُوْجَهُمْ, ذَلِكَ أَزْكَى لَهُمْ.

 

Say to the believing men that: they should cast down their glances and guard their private parts (by being chaste). This is better for them.”

 

This is a command to Muslim men that they should not lustfully look at women (other than their own wives); and in order to prevent any possibility of temptation, they are required to cast their glances downwards. This is known as “hijab of the eyes”.

 

Then in the next verse, Allah commands the Prophet to address the women:

 

قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَ يَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوْجَهُنَّ…

 

“Say to the believing women that: they should cast down their glances and guard their private parts (by being chaste)…”

 

This is a similar command as given to the men in the previous verse regarding “hijab of the eyes”.

 

This hijab of eyes is similar to the teaching of Jesus where he says, “You have heard that it was said by them of old time, you shall not commit adultery. But I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.”1 So if you see a Muslim casting his/her eyes downwards when he/she is talking to a member of opposite sex, this should not be considered as rude or an indication of lack of confidence — he/she is just abiding by the Qur’anic as well as Biblical teaching.

 

After “hijab of the eyes” came the order describing the dress code for women:

 

وَ لاَ يُبْدِيْنَ زِيْنَتَهُنَّ إِلاَّ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَ لْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلىَ جُيُوْبِهِنَّ…

 

“…and not display their beauty except what is apparent, and they should place their khumur over their bosoms…”

 

There are two issues about this sentence.

 

(1) What is the meaning of “khumur” used in this verse?

 

Khumur خُمُرٌis plural of khimarخِمَارٌ , the veil covering the head. See any Arabic dictionary like Lisanu ’l-‘Arab, Majma‘u ’l-Bahrayn or al-Munjid.

 

Al-Munjid, which is the most popular dictionary in the Arab world, defines al-khimar as “something with which a woman conceals her head —ما تغطى به المرأة رأسها .” Fakhru ’d-Din al-Turayhi in Majma‘u ’l-Bahrayn (which is a dictionary of Qur’anic and hadith terms) defines al-khimar as “scarf, and it is known as such because the head is covered with it.”

 

So the word khimar, by definition, means a piece of cloth that covers the head.

 

(2) Then what does the clause “placing the khumur over the bosoms” mean?

 

According to the commentators of the Qur’an, the women of Medina in the pre-Islamic era used to put their khumur over the head with the two ends tucked behind and tied at the back of the neck, in the process exposing their ears and neck. By saying that, “place the khumur over the bosoms,” Almighty Allah ordered the women to let the two ends of their headgear extend onto their bosoms so that they conceal their ears, the neck, and the upper part of the bosom also.3

 

This is confirmed by the way the Muslim women of the Prophet’s era understood this commandment of Almighty Allah. The Sunni sources quote Ummu ’l-mu’minin ‘A’isha, the Prophet’s wife, as follows: “I have not seen women better than those of al-Ansar (the inhabitants of Medina): when this verse was revealed, all of them got hold of their aprons, tore them apart, and used them to cover their heads…”

 

The meaning of khimar and the context in which the verse was revealed clearly talks about concealing the head and then using the loose ends of the scarf to conceal the neck and the bosom. It is absurd to believe that the Qur’an would use the word khimar (which, by definition, means a cloth that covers the head) only to conceal the bosom with the exclusion of the head! It would be like saying to put on your shirt only around the belly or the waist without covering the chest!

 

Finally the verse goes on to give the list of the mahram – male family members in whose presence the hijab is not required, such as the husband, the father, the father-in-law, the son(s), and others.

 

The Second Verse

 

In Chapter 33 known as al-Ahzab, verse 59, Allah gives the following command to Prophet Muhammad:

 

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ, قُلْ لأَزْوَاجِكَ وَ بَنَاتِكَ وَ نِسآءِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ: يُدْنِيْنَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِنْ جَلاَبِيْبِهِنَّ…

 

“O Prophet! Say to your wives, your daughters, and the women of the believers that: they should let down upon themselves their jalabib.

 

What is the meaning of “jalabib”?

 

Jalabib جَلاَبِيْبٌis the plural of jilbabجِلْبَابٌ , which means a loose outer garment. See any Arabic dictionary like Lisanu ’l-‘Arab, Majma‘u ’l-Bahrayn or al-Munjid.

 

Al-Munjid, for instance, defines jilbab as “the shirt or a wide dress—القميص أو الثوب الواسع.” While al-Turayhi, in Majma‘u ’l-Bahrayn, defines it as “a wide dress, wider than the scarf and shorter than a robe, that a woman puts upon her head and lets it down on her bosom…”5

 

This means that the Islamic dress code for women does not only consist of a scarf that covers the head, the neck and the bosom; it also includes the overall dress that should be long and loose.

 

So, for instance, the combination of a tight, short sweater with tight-fitting jeans with a scarf over the head does not fulfill the requirements of the Islamic dress code.

 

 

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Depression

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Depression is an illness that a lot of people go through at some point in their life and it can be avoided and treated just like all other illnesses. Although, anti depressants are used to treat it somehow the person may find that they are back in that state again after a year or two. Some of the symptoms of depression are:

• continuous low mood or sadness
• feeling hopeless and helpless
• having low self-esteem 
• feeling tearful.
• feeling guilt-ridden.

• feeling irritable and intolerant of others
• having no motivation or interest in things
• finding it difficult to make decisions
• not getting any enjoyment out of life
• having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself
• feeling anxious or worried
(Symptoms according to NHS)
The solution to it can only be found in the infallible words of Allah, The Qur’an.

Have you wondered why it happens? There may be an answer like a life event or unhappiness with one’s life but this is not the answer because one may find that after a while they end up in depression again. The truth is life is hard.

Allah says in the Qur’an “Or do you think you will enter into heaven (with ease)?” (2:214)

This verse poses a question for people to understand that entering Jannah is not possible without various difficulties surrounding it.
We also need to remember this verse in the Qur’an where Allah says: “Allah does not place a burden on a soul greater than what it can handle.” (2:286). One should feel hope from this verse because whatever you are going through, you CAN handle it or else Allah, The Almighty, The All-Knowing would not have put you through a certain test.

Depression can be related to from a spiritual way. Allah has created everything in a perfect balance, even humans. Allah says in the Qur’an “And do not ruin the balance” (55:9).

So how can depression be related to balancing something? We as humans have a spiritual side and a physical side and both need to be kept in a balance. We need to feed our bodies for energy and feed our spiritual side with prayer and acts of worship as we have been created to worship none other than Allah. If we overfeed our bodies, we’ll be unable to perform our duties or if we focus too much on the dunya and not on Islam, this unbalances the natural balance and abandoning worshipping Allah has a detrimental effect on us especially our soul, which leads to depression.

The only solution to avoid and treat depression is found in the Qur’an.

Allah says in the Qur’an “Those who believed, and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah.” (13:28)

Ibn Kathir said in his tafsir “for their hearts (believers) find comfort on the side of Allah, become tranquil when He is remembered and pleased to have Him as their Protector and Supporter. So Allah said,

“Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest” (13:28)

So one needs to ask themselves are they remembering Allah during hardship, trials, tests and during times of ease.

The best option to avoid depression and find peace in the heart is to remember Allah constantly. Some of the acts that help are:

• Ask Allah to help you because none can help but Him. Just turn to Him and remember “Verily the help of Allah is near” (2:214)
• Ask Allah for patience
• Having Khushu in prayer ( I would recommend everyone to read ‘Developing Khushu in the prayer’ by Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid)
• Dhikr (Remembering Allah and Praising Him whenever you have some time free e.g. walking to the bus stop)
• Reading the Qur’an (Even if it is just a page or a verse, plus translation if you do not understand Arabic)
• Having Hope in Allah and leaving everything in His Hands because He knows what is best for us
• Also remember that everything comes to an end so whatever trial or test you are going through will come to an end as well
• Speak to a friend or family (Talking about a problem helps to perceive your problems in a different way)
• Do exercise (During depression, a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which regulates mood, anger etc goes low. Doing exercise helps to keep it up). Even the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) took part in various sports.

Developing Khushu in Salah 1

 

 

Khushu

 

We perform Salah five times a day but can we honestly say that we have Khushu in it. When some of us pray, we go into autopilot or we daydream, but we should realise that the Salah is like a gift from Allah and that is how we should treat it. Being able to stand in front of Allah five times a day is an honour and we really should make the most out of our Salah and to do this we need to have Khushu.

 

Allah says in the Qur’an:

 

وَاسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِۚ وَإِنَّهَا لَكَبِيرَةٌ إِلَّا عَلَى الْخَاشِعِينَ

 

And seek help through patience and prayer; and indeed, it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allah] (Al Khasi’in – Those who have Khushu)

 

(2:45)

 

Khushu means humility. It is to be humble in front of Allah. It also means serenity, tranquillity and dignity. To have Khushu a person needs to fear Allah and know that He is always watching.

 

Khushu also means that the heart stands before the Lord in humility and submission. (Al Madarij)

 

حَافِظُوا عَلَى الصَّلَوَاتِ وَالصَّلَاةِ الْوُسْطَىٰ وَقُومُوا لِلَّهِ قَانِتِينَ

 

Maintain with care the [obligatory] prayers and [in particular] the middle [i.e., ‘asr] prayer and stand before Allah, devoutly obedient.

 

(2:238)

 

Part of obedience is to bow, to be solemn and submissive, to lower one’s gaze and to humble oneself out of fear of Allah, may He be Glorified. (Ta’zim Qadr al Salah)  

 

Allah says:

 

قَدْأَفْلَحَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ

 

Certainly will the believers have succeeded:
الَّذِينَهُمْفِيصَلَاتِهِمْخَاشِعُونَ

 

They who are during their prayer humbly submissive

 

(23:1-2)

 

Khushu is developed in the heart (that is why I decided to do a post about it and to benefit my brothers and sisters in the deen) and the results of it manifest on the body. This brings to mind the hadith of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم who said: “Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body, if it becomes good (reformed), the whole body becomes good, but if it gets spoilt, the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart.” (Sahih Bukhari)

 

Shaitan, who wishes to mislead mankind, tries to distract us during Salah so that we lose the reward and sweetness of Salah and he also tries to divert us getting closer to Allah hence why some people get a lot of waswas during Salah. May Allah save us from the cursed one.

 

The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم also said:

 

“The first thing of your religion that you will lose is Khushu, and the last thing that you will lose of your religion is Salah. There may be a person praying who has no goodness in him, and soon you will enter the masjid and not find anyone who has Khushu” (Al-Madarij)

 

So in these difficult times where we are drawing closer to the Day of Judgement, day by day, we really need to hold fast to our deen and try to improve our Salah so that we may please Allah and draw closer to Him, Most Glorified and Exalted is He.

 

May Allah make it easy for us to gain Khushu.

 

More posts about Khushu heading your way in’shaa’Allah

 

Body Language

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Before starting your dawah conversation, make dua to Allah to make it easy for you and ask Him to guide the person you are giving dawah to because none can guide or help except for Allah.

When giving dawah, it is important to have the right body language, correct tone of voice etc as 94% of our communication is non verbal. A lot of people like Yusuf Estes and others embraced Islam after seeing the kindness and mannerisms of Muslims. 

Narrated `

Abdullâh bin `Amr رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُما : The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was neither a Fâhish nor a Mutafahhish (never used bad language). He used to say, “The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.” (Bukhari)

We should aim to adopt the best manners and character for our own benefit and use it for dawah as well as to get us into Jannah.

When giving someone dawah you should make them feel relaxed. You can do this by relaxing yourself first. Make sure you keep your back straight. This helps with increasing your own confidence. Being confident is crucial as the person can take over the conversation or change the subject. And try to keep them interested by emphasising what you are saying.

Make eye contact with the person. This makes them feel that all your attention is on them and they would want to listen to what you have to say. But do not stare at them because this will make them feel uncomfortable.

Try not to stand too close to the person you are giving dawah to as this might make them feel intimidated and they will feel like your invading their personal space. Leave at least an arm’s length distance between you and the person.

ادْعُ إِلَىٰ سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِۖ وَجَادِلْهُم بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُۚ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِۖ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ

Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided. (16:125)

Speak to them calmly and with kind words and make them realise how beautiful Islam is through you by showing them. E.g. Kindness, respect.

Try to find out their name by asking them and get to know them a bit. Use their name during the conversation. This would make them feel that the message is specifically for them. Shake hands with them too.

Introduce yourself as well and talk a bit about yourself (but not too much) so that the person feels comfortable and doesn’t see you as a complete stranger.

If they ask a question listen to them attentively. They will throw a lot of questions at you but in turn question them about their beliefs (Not to show interest but just to make them realise that logically Islam makes more sense)

Do a bit of research beforehand like the basics of Islam etc and watch videos on YouTube of people giving dawah so that you would know what questions and comments to expect from people.

Smile at them and enjoy talking about this wonderful deen. But mostly enjoy! Giving dawah makes you realise how fortunate you are to be a Muslim.

I would personally recommend this website to learn about the basics of Dawah

And I’ll finish this tip off with a beautiful ayah from the Quran.

وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلًا مِّمَّن دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ

And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, “Indeed, I am of the Muslims.” (41:33)

 

The Woman as Mother

 The first contact with a woman is with one’s mother, who suffers in the pregnancy,delivery,nursing and rearing of her child. History does not recall a religion or a system which honours the woman as a mother and which raises her, as Islam does. Islam repeatedly commends the woman, and this comes directly after the command to worship and believe in the Oneness of Allah. Allah has made honouring one’s mother a virtue, and He puts forth the mother’s right over that of the father for what she endures in pregnancy, delivery,nursing and raising her children.

This has been honoured and restated in the Qur’an, in multiple chapters, to imprint this notion in the child’s mind and heart as per the following verses:

“And we have enjoined on man (to be dutiful and good) to his parents. His mother bore him in weakness and hardship upon weakness and hardship, and his weaning is in two years-give thanks to Me and your parents,-unto Me is the final destination. [The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 31, Verse 14]

“And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents. His mother bears him with hardship and she brings him forth with hardship, and the bearing of him, and the weaning of him is thirty (30) months. [The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 46, Verse 15]

The status of women as mother has been restated in many Ahadis ( Sayings of Muhammad (PBUH)).

A man came to the Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) asking, “Who is most deserving of my care?” He said, “Your mother.” The man asked, “Then who?” He said, “Your mother.” The man asked, “Then who?” He said, Your mother.” The man asked (the fourth time), “Then who?” He said, “Your father. [ Transmitted by Bukhari and Muslim on the authority of Abu Huraira The Pearl and the Coral (Al-Lu’lu’ wal-Marjan) (1652)]

Al-Bazzar recounts that a man was circumambulating the Ka’bah carrying his mother. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) asked him, “Have you repaid her?” The man said, “No, not even for one of her moans (i.e. one of the moans of labour, delivery and so on) [Transmitted by Al-Bazzar (1872)]

As to be good to her, it means treating her well, respecting her, humbling oneself in front of her, obeying her without disobeying Allah, seeking her satisfaction and pleasure in all matters, even in a holy war. If it is optional, he must have her permission, for being good to her in a type of jihad. [ Jihad is the struggle (physical, mental, psychological, spiritual, etc.) to preserve the purity and practice of Islam. ]

A man came to the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) and said, “O Messenger of Allah, I want to fight and I want your advice.” He asked him, “Have you a mother?” The man said, “Yes.” He said, “Do not leave her because Paradise is under her feet. [ Transmitted by Al-Nisaai, 6/11; Ibn Majah, 1/278 and Al-Hakim. It is amended and approved by Al-Dhahaby, 4/151, on the authority of Muaaweya Ibn Jammah.]

Some religious laws before Islam neglected the mother’s relations, making them insignificant. With the advent of Islam, it recommended caring for uncles and aunts, both on the father’s side and the mother’s. A man approached the Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) and said, “I committed an offence, could I atone for it?” He asked, “Have you got a mother?” The man said, “No.” He asked, “Have you got a maternal aunt?” The man said, “Yes.” The Prophet (PBUH) said, “Be good to her. [ Transmitted by Termithy in “Righteousness and Relations” (1905); Ibn Hibban Charity (EI-Ehsan) (435); and Al-Hakim who amended it on the terms of the two Sheikhs, agreed upon by Al-Dhahaby, 4/155, all on the authority of Umar.]

It is amazing that Islam commanded us to be good to a mother even though she is an unbeliever!

Asma’a bint Abu Bakr asked the Prophet (PBUH) about her relationship to her unbelieving mother who had come to her. He said, “Yes, be on good terms with your mother”. [Transmitted on the authority of Asmaa (agreed upon), The Pearl and the Coral (Al-Lu’lu’ wal-Marjan) (587).]

An indication that Islam cares for motherhood, for the rights of mothers and their feelings is that a divorced mother has greater rights and is worthier of looking after her children than the father.

`Abdallah ibn `Amr ibn Al-as transmitted that a woman asked, “O Messenger of Allah, this son of mine had my womb as a container, my breasts for drinking, my lap to contain him. His father has taken him from me.” The Prophet (PBUH) said, “You have more right if you do not marry”. [Transmitted by Ahmad in Al Musnad (6707). Sheikh Shaker said its authenticity is correct. Transmitted also by Abu Dawud.]

Imam Al-Khataby said in Landmarks of Traditions (Maalem As-Sunna): “Container” is the name of the place that contains a thing. This means that the mother is worthier as she and the father shared in the begetting of the child, then she was singled out for such things as nursing which the father had no share in. Therefore she deserves to be the first when it comes to disputes about the child.

On the authenticity of Ibn `Abbas who said, “`Umar ibn Al-Khattab divorced his wife from Al-Ansar, the mother of `Asim. He met her carrying the child in Mahser (a market- place between Quba and Medina). The child was weaned and could walk. `Umar held out his hand to take the child from her and disputed about it till the boy cried out in pain. `Umar said, “I am worthier of my son than you “They complained to Abu Bakr, whose verdict was that the mother should keep the child. He said, “Her scent, her bed, and her lap are better for him than yours until he grows up and chooses for himself “. [ Landmarks of Traditions (Maalem as-Sunna) (2181).]

The mother who is cherished that much by Islam and given all these rights has a task to perform. She has to take care of her children, raise them well, implant virtues, and make them loathe evil. She has to teach them to obey Allah, encourage them to defend what is truthful, not dissuade them from fighting for the saka of Allah (one form of jihad) because of the motherly sentiments in her heart but to favour the correct way over sentiment.

We saw a believing mother, Al-Khansaa, in the Battle of Qadesseyah eloquently urging her four sons to be brave and steadfast. Then as soon as the battle was over and the news of their four deaths came to her, she did not wail and carry on but said with certainty and contentment, “Praise be to Allah who honoured me with their martyrdom for His faith.”

Immortal mothers

Out of Qur’anic guidance, we have been supplied with superb examples of good mothers who had influence and position in the history of the faith in Allah.

Moses’ mother, for example, responded to Allah’s inspiration and calling when she cast the apple of her eye into the river, assured of Allah’s promise:

“And We inspired the mother of Moses, (saying): `suckle him (Moses), but when you fear for him, then cast him into the river and fear not, nor grieve. Verily! We shall bring him back for you, and shall make him one of (Our) Messengers.” [The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 28, Verse 7]

There is also Mary’s mother, who promised what she had in her womb to be devoted to Allah, to be pure of any polytheism or worship of anything other than Allah. She prayed to Allah to accept her vow:

“so accept (this), from me. Verily, You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knowing”. [ The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 3, Verse 35]

When the child turned out to be a female, which she had not expected, it did not prevent her from fulfilling her vow, asking Allah to protect her from all evil:

“and I seek refuge with You (Allah) for her and for her offspring from Satan, the outcast” [The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 3, Verse 36]

Moreover, the Qur’an has made Mary (may Allah be pleased with her), daughter of `Imran and mother of the Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him), an example of purity, humility to Allah and of faith in His word.

“And Mary, the daughter of `Imran who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into (the sleeve of her shirt or her garment) through Our “Ruh” (i.e. Gabriel), and she testified to the truth of the Words of her Lord (believed in the Words of Allah “Be! and he was; that is Jesus-son of Mary;-as a Messenger of Allah), and (also believed in) His Scriptures, and she was of the Qanitun (i.e. obedient to Allah). [ The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 66, Verse 12]

Allah’s Pharmacy

“Allah is All-Knowing All-Wise”…Quran

carrot

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye…and YES science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

 

tomato

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.

 grapes

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food .walnut 

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

 

Kidney Beans

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys .

Celery

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don’t have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

 

avocado

Eggplant, Avocadoes and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female – they look just like these organs. Today’s research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? …. It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

 

figs

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm cells to overcome male sterility.

lemon

Grapefruits, Oranges, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts .

onions

Onions look like body cells. Today’s research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.

 

sweet potatoes

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

 

olives

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

Then which of the favours of your Allah will ye deny? – [Quran 55:13] 

Milk :
The Prophet(SAW) said that milk wipes away heat from the heart
just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back,
increases the brain, augments intelligence,renews vision and drives away
forgetfulness.

 

Honey :
Considered to be the best remedy for diarrhea when mixed in hot
water. It is the food of foods, drink of drinks and drug of drugs. It is used
for creating appetite,strengthening the stomach, eliminating phlegm,
as a meat preservative,hair conditioner, eye salve and mouthwash. It is
extremely beneficial in the morning in warm water and is also a sunnah.

 

Olive oil :
excellenent treatment for skin and hair, delays old age, treats inflammation
of the stomach

Mushroom :
The Prophet(SAW) said that mushroom is a good cure for the eyes, it also
serves as a form of birthcontrol and arrests paralysis.

Grapes :
The Prophet was very fond of grapes, it purifies the blood, provides vigour
and health, strengthens the kidneys and clears the bowels.

 

Dates :
The Prophet(SAW) said that a house without dates has no food, also to be eaten at the time of childbirth.

 Figs :
It is a fruit from paradise and a cure for piles.

Barley :
Good for fever in a soup form

 

Melon :
Melon contains 1000 blessings and 1000 mercies, The prophet SAW said “Noneof your women who are pregnant and eat of water melon will fail to produce off spring who are good in countenance and good in character.

Pomegranate :
The Prophet(SAW) said it cleanse you of Satan and evil aspirations for 40
days.

Water :
the Prophet(SAW) said the best drink in this world and the next is Water, when you are thirsty drink it by sips and not gulps, gulping produces sickness of the liver.

So praise be to our beloved Nabi(SAW) who produced us with marvelous knowledge which dazzles the wisest minds. May this information be beneficial to all of us Insha-Allah

Japan Earthquake – A Reminder for the World

Anything can change in our lives within moments…

massive damage in japan
Are you fond of your car? Think about the owners of these cars.

japan-earthquake/massive-japan-destruction.jpg
People on this train didn’t know it was their last train ride.

train wreckage
Always remember the life of this world is short and temporary

city under water japan
So much wealth gone within minutes…

broken cars

A peaceful life is a blessing of Allah, make use of it before misfortune befalls you.

huge fire japan

soldiers carrying dead body

ship wrecked in japan

destroyed cars on road

city under water japan

rubbles japan earthquake

people on roof

borken house

kids radiation japan

“O you who believe let not your riches or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah and whoever do this the loss is their own. And spend in charity out of the substance which we have bestowed on you before death should come to any of you and he would say `O my Lord why don’t You give me a respite for a little while? I should then have given largely in charity and I will be one of the doers of good. But to no soul will Allah grant respite when the time appointed for it has come and Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do.” (al-Munafiqun 63:9-11)

ibn ‘Umar used to say, “In the evening, do not anticipate the morning, and in the morning do not anticipate the evening. Take from your health for your illness and from your life for your death.” [al-Bukhari]

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has said: “Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth, before you become old; and your health, before you fall sick; and your richness, before you become poor; and your free time before you become busy; and your life, before your death.” [Mustadrak of Al-Haakim, Musnad Imam Ahmad]

 

 

The Sight of Kabah

The Sight of Kabah

One never tires of gazing at the sight of the House of Allah, the Kaa’ba. The site upon which the mercy and blessings of Allah are constantly descending. There is truly nothing comparable to the House of Allah on this Earth. People wish time would stand still so they could keep gazing at the Kaa’ba; their thirst is never quenched, rather it increases.

Once, while on a visit to Washington, people told me that a woman had accepted Islam and had some questions for me. They told me that many non-practicing Muslim women had started practicing again due to her. At prayer time she would dress in her best clothes as if readying herself for someone special, and would become oblivious to everything around her as soon she started praying.

After a brief question and answer session, I asked her what prompted her to accept Islam. She sighed and started explaining; “I was a Jew and my husband was a Christian who was posted in Saudi Arabia for some technical work. Everyday I used to see Muslim men and women dressed in white on their way somewhere. I asked my husband where they were going and he told me that they go to perform pilgrimage at the Muslim shrine of Kaa’ba. I expressed a desire to go but he told me that non-Muslims were not allowed. However, I was determined and so we both bought white clothes and set out. Fortunately no one stopped us and we reached Makkah, from where we found directions to the Kaa’ba. Upon seeing the Kaa’ba our eyes froze and time seemed to stand still. When we turned to look at each other after some time, we were both crying. With our eyes we told each other that this was the Truth and we should accept Islam. No one ever told me about Islam, but there were so many blessings descending on that House that they changed my life forever.”

The blessings of Tawhid descend in Makkah, and the blessings of Prophethood descend in Madinah. One has seen nothing in life if he has not seen these two holy sites. May Allah give all Muslims the opportunity to visit to His House.

10 Principles for Peaceful Life

1. Do Not Interfere In Others’ Business Unless Asked: Most of us create our own problems by interfering too often in others’ affairs. We do so because somehow we have convinced ourselves that our way is the best way, our logic is the perfect logic and those who do not conform to our thinking must be criticized and steered to the right direction, i.e. our direction. This thinking denies the existence of individuality and consequently undermines the Intelligence and Creativity that is only attributed to Allah. Allah has created each one of us in a unique way. No two human beings can think or act in exactly the same way. All men or women act the way they do because Allah has made each one of us different, with different personalities. Be patient with one another, and mind your own business and you will keep your peace.
2. Forgive And Forget: This is the most powerful aid to peace of mind, but also challenging to achieve. We often develop ill feelings inside our heart for the person who insult us or harm us. We nurture grievances resulting in loss of sleep, development of stomach ulcers, and high blood pressure. We further aggravate stress in ourselves by remembering, and reminding ourselves of the very persons that caused us harm. Get over this bad habit. Life is too short to waste in such trifles. Forgive, forget, and march on. Love flourishes in giving and forgiving.
3. Do Not Crave For Recognition: This world is full of selfish people. They seldom praise anybody without selfish motives. They may praise you today because you are in power, but no sooner than you are powerless; they will forget your achievement and will start finding faults in you. Why do you wish to kill yourself in striving for their recognition? Do your duties ethically and sincerely, and only seek the pleasure of Allah through Salah and Ibadah.
4. Do Not Be Jealous: We all have experienced how jealousy can disturb our peace of mind. You know that you work harder than your colleagues in the office, but sometimes they get promotions; you do not. You started a business several years ago, but you are not as successful as your neighbour whose business is only a one year old. There are several examples like these in everyday life. Should you be jealous? No. Remember, a person’s life is shaped by their destiny, which becomes their reality. If you are destined to be rich, nothing in the world can stop you. And if you are destined to be poor, then no matter what you do, you will only be what you are destined to be. Nothing will be gained by blaming others for your misfortune. Jealousy will not get you anywhere; it will only take away your peace of mind.
5. Change Yourself: If you try to change the environment single-handedly, the chances are you will fail. Instead, change yourself to suit your environment. As you do this, even the environment, which has been unfriendly to you, will mysteriously change and seem congenial and harmonious.
6. Endure What Cannot Be Cured: Every day we face numerous inconveniences, ailments, irritations, and accidents that are beyond our control. If we cannot control them or change them, we must learn to put up with these things. We must learn to endure them cheerfully. Believe in yourself and you will gain in terms of patience, inner strength and will power.
7. Do Not Bite Off More Than You Can Chew: We often tend to take more responsibilities than we are capable of. This is done to satisfy our ego. Know your limitations. Why take on additional loads that may create more worries? You cannot gain peace of mind by expanding your external activities. Reduce your material engagements and spend time in prayer, and introspection. It will prevent you from thinking of matters that upset you. An uncluttered mind is a peaceful mind.
8. Make Regular Dhikr: Dhikr, the remembrance of Allah, calms the mind and gets rid of disturbing thoughts. Try it yourself. If you do tasbih, dhikr, whenever you are free, your mind will be at peace during the day. Your mind will not be easily disturbed as it was before. You may think that this will interfere with your daily work. On the contrary, this will increase your efficiency and you will be able to produce better results in less time.
9. Never Leave The Mind Vacant: An empty mind is the devil’s workshop. Keep your mind occupied in something positive, something worthwhile and negative thoughts will not plague your mind. Actively follow a hobby, something that holds your interest. You must decide what you value more: money or peace of mind. Your hobby, like social work or religious work, may not always earn you more money, but you will have a sense of fulfillment and achievement. Even when you are resting physically, occupy yourself in healthy reading or mental chanting of God’s name.
10.Do Not Procrastinate And Never Regret: Do not waste time in protracted wondering, “Should I or shouldn’t I?” You can never plan enough because you can never fully anticipate all future happenings. Value your time and do the things that need to be done now. It does not matter if you fail the first time, so long as you don’t leave it for tomorrow. You can learn from your mistakes and succeed the next time. Sitting back and worrying will lead to nothing. DO NOT REGRET. Whatever happened was destined to happen. Why cry over spilt milk