God is ‘ONE’ according to Hinduism

Hinduism advocates monotheism but most of the Hindus believe in 33 crores, 10 crores, 3 crores or 3 gods and goddesses. No one believes in One God.
Dear brothers and sisters Life which is given to us is very valuable, it is given only once. We can not get it again. Those who believe in incarnation or Re-birth are not sure about it so why do you put your hereafter at risk? come out of the prevalent myth among Hindus and look at the reality with your own eyes and believe the truth.
Upanishads say
‘Ekam Evadvitheeyam’ Chandogya Upanishath (6:2:1)
means ‘He is one and there is none except Him’

‘Ye ko hi Rudhrona dwithiyaya thasthuha’ (Swetha swatharaopanishath 3:2)
means ‘He, who sustains all the worlds by protecting them with His powers, is One’

‘Ekam Evano doothyo’ (Katopanishath)
means ‘He is one and there is none except Him’

The Brahma sutra of Hindu vedantha is
‘Ekkam Brahmam, Dvitheeya nasthenen na nasthe kinchan’
means ‘ God (the Creator) is one and there is none except Him even for a little extent’
(In Sanskrit Brahma means the Creator)

‘Devo Maha Asi’ (Adharvana Veda 20:58:3)
means ‘Only God is great’

‘Ya Yeka Iththamushtuhi’
means ‘Praise the One who has no equivalent besides Him’

‘Maa Chidanya dvishamshatha’ (Rig Veda 8:1:1)
means ‘Worship only that God. Then you would not be affected by any grief’
And many more similar verses from Vedas Geeta and Upanishads can be quoted.
Please check what else Yajurveda says about idols and idol worship

‘Na Tasya Pratima asti’ (Yajur Veda 32:3)
means ‘There is no image of Him’

‘Shudhamapoapvidham’ (Yajur Veda 40:8)
means ‘He is bodyless and Pure’

Anthahtama pravishanti ye asambhuti mupaste, tatobhaya ivathetamoyaoo sambhutyagrataha (Yajur Veda 40:9)
means ‘ They enter darkness, those who worship the natural elements (water, air fire etc)
They sink deeper in darkness, those who worship sambhuti. (created things like table chair, idol etc)
So there is no place for idol worship in Hinduism too, those who do they will enter into hell. Brothers and sisters it is up to you Whether you like to waste your given life or utilize it to gain the success of hereafter.

I’tikaf – The Seclusion

 

Bismillahirrahmanirraheem
If people are tired of their day to day life or boredom occupies them or fed up of worldly life or want to keep themselves away from family burdens and responsibilities or hurt and bitten by injustice or their nature demand them to take lonely places and meditate, they flee to the quiet places to have peace and tranquility. Sometimes their flight takes them to the jungles and mountains and makes them sages or monks. Sometimes their abodes become temples and churches in search of peace. In this way they keep themselves away from society and human beings. Actually such people deceive themselves; they gain neither pleasure of life nor can please their Lord instead they waste their lives. The reason is their Lord did not create them to be away from the society and worship Him by sitting in one place day and night leaving their duties and obligations.
No doubt the Lord of the Universe created human beings for worship but He gave them a perfect system of worship, the system has prayers at prescribed times and other acts of worship according to the needs and situations. If they follow the way He showed, even the struggle in fulfillment of their personal needs will become worship. In this way life’s every moment become worship and one can gain the rewards of continuous worship.
Man is gregarious by nature. He cannot live in isolation permanently. To flourish fully he must live in society but every human being like to spend some time in serenity, peace and calmness, in other words he wants to meditate, wants to spend few moments with himself and his creator. So Allah the Creator provided him the chance to do so. He knows the nature of human beings and provided the facilities for isolation in the month of Ramadan that is called I’tikaf.
Let’s know what I’tikaf is and how it should be performed.
Allah says in the Qur’an:
“What are these images to which you are devoted (akifoon)?”
(Al-Anbiya:52)
I’tikaf is an Arabic word it means to stick to something whether good or bad. It also means seclusion, retreat or Withdrawal for prayer, study and meditation.
It means staying in the mosque with the intention of becoming closer to Allah.
Prophet (SAWS) would perform I’tikaf for ten days every Ramadan. In the year that He died, he performed it for twenty days. (al-Bukhari, Abu Dawud, and ibn-Majah)
The Prophet’s companions and wives performed i’tikaf with him and continued to do so after his death.
There are two types of I’tikaf.
1) Sunnah 2) Obligatory.
The Sunnah I’tikaf is that which the Muslim performs to get closer to Allah by following the actions of the Prophet(peace be upon him), especially during the last ten days of Ramadan.
The obligatory I’tikaf is that which the person makes obligatory upon himself.
(This may be done, for example: By an oath: ‘For Allah I must make i’tikaf,’ or by a conditional oath: ‘If Allah cures me, I shall make i’tikaf)
In Sahih al- Bukhari it is reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said: “Whoever makes an oath to obey Allah, should be obedient to Him. “Umar (RA) said: “O Messenger of Allah, I made an oath to perform i’tikaf one night in the mosque at Makkah. “The Prophet, upon whom be peace, said: “Fulfill your oath”.
The length of i’tikaf: The obligatory i’tikaf is to be as long as the oath states it to be. If one makes an oath to make i’tikaf for one day or more, he is to fulfill that length of time.
The Sunnah or preferred i’tikaf has no specific time limit. It can be fulfilled by staying in the mosque with the intention of making i’tikaf for a long or short time. The reward will be according to how long one stays in the mosque and then returns.
One who is performing the non-obligatory i’tikaf may end his i’tikaf at any time. Even if it is before the period he intended to stay.
The conditions for i’tikaf:
1. Islam and sanity, in case of women, cleanliness from menstruation and postnatal bleeding.
Cleanliness from sexual defilement is required from all.
(I’tikaf is not acceptable from an unbeliever, a non-discerning child, a sexually defiled person, a menstruating woman or with post- childbirth bleeding)
2. A person in retreat shall not depart from his willed retreat, except for a need, for a doctor, or for washing and cleanliness.
3. Intention of becoming closer to Allah is obligatory.
The Prophet said, “Deeds are judged by the intent.”
If the one who retreats leaves the mosque, he must renew the intention.
The person making itikaf may make the call to prayer if the place from where the call is made is either the door of the mosque or its interior courtyard. He may also go to the roof of the mosque as all of that is considered part of the mosque. If the place for the call to prayer is outside of the mosque, and the Mutakif (the person who is retreat) makes the call, he will void his itikaf.
Beginning and Ending of I’tikaf: Voluntary i’tikaf does not have any specific time period. Whenever a person enters the mosque and makes the intention of becoming closer to Allah by staying there, he will be performing itikaf .
During the last ten days of Ramadan, he should enter the mosque before the sun has completely set and may leave after the sun has completely set at the end of the month- regardless of whether it is Ramadan or otherwise.”
The preferable acts for the person who is making i’tikaf are:
To perform supererogatory acts of worship and to occupy himself with prayers, reciting the Qur’an, glorifying and praising Allah, extolling His oneness and His greatness, asking His forgiveness, sending salutations on the Prophet, upon whom be peace, and supplicating Allah that is, all actions that bring one closer to Allah. Included among these actions is studying and reading books of tafsir and Hadith, books on the lives of the Prophets, upon whom be peace, books of fiqh, and so on. It is also preferred to set up a small tent in the courtyard of the mosque as the Prophet did.
It is disliked for one to engage himself in affairs that do not concern him.
Fasting while performing I’tikaf: It is good for the person performing I’tikaf to fast but not obligatory to do so.
Permissible Acts for the Mu’takif:
1. The person may leave his place of I’tikaf to bid farewell to his wife.
2. Combing and cutting hair, clipping nails, cleaning one’s body, washing clothes, wearing nice clothes or wearing perfume are all permissible.
3. The person may go out for some need that he must perform.
(Like answering the natural calls, for vomiting, for eating and drinking if he does not have any one to bring him his food, for anything that he must do but cannot do in the mosque, he can leave and such acts will not void his I’tikaf, even if they take a long time.
4. The person may eat, drink, and sleep in the mosque, and he should also keep it clean. He may make contracts for marriage, buying, selling and so on.
Actions that nullify the Itikaf:
If a person performs one of the following acts, his I’tikaf will be nullified:
(1) Intentionally leaving the mosque without any need to do so, even if it is for just a short time.
(2) Abandoning Islam, this would nullify all acts of worship.
(3) Losing one’s reason due to insanity or the onset of menstruation or post child bleeding.
(4) Sexual intercourse.
Making up I’tikaf:
If an individual intends to perform a voluntary i’tikaf and then ends it before he completes it, he should make up that I’tikaf later.
Making a vow to perform I’tikaf in a Specific Mosque:
If someone makes a vow to perform I’tikaf in the Masjid al-Haram (in Makkah), the Prophet’s Mosque (in Madinah), or in the Aqsa Mosque (in Jerusalem) he is to fulfill his vow.
If someone vows to perform I’tikaf in another mosque, it is not obligatory on him to fulfill it and he may perform that I’tikaf in any mosque, for Allah did not specify any particular place for His worship.
The Purpose of Retreat, In particular, the last ten days of Ramadan.
There is wisdom in God’s wish to conceal the precise timing of the night of Al-Qadr, and in not specifying which particular night is the night of al-Qadr. The purpose is to accord equal enhancements to all the latter ten days of Ramadan, in accordance with a saying of the Prophet upon whom be peace: “Seek it in the latter ten days of Ramadan.”
1. To seek to ascertain the night of al-Qadr which Allah, the Most High has described as (the night of al-Qadr is better than a thousand months.
i.e. worshipping Allah in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months). And the Prophet said: “He who stays up the night of al-Qadr out of deep faith and fear of God, God shall forgive him all his former sins” Bukhari and Muslim)
2. To devote full time to the worship of God, and to distance oneself from engaging in the affairs of this temporary world, and in order to enliven the houses of God, with remembrance and obedience to God,
In these blessed days.
On the authority of ‘Aisha, May God be pleased with her, she said,
“The Prophet, if the ten latter days ushered he urged us to stay up the nights, wake up his household, and put on the garment.”
The happy one is he whom God has guided to stay up the night of al-Qadr, to be engaged in reciting remembrances of God, and obedience to Him. And the accursed is he whom Satan has precluded him from benefitting from the blessings of worship during it. For a person does not know whether he would be alive to receive a coming Ramadan, or would be amongst the dead.
May Allah lead us to follow his guidance.

Fasting As-Siyam


Bismillahirrahmanirraheem
Let’s know about Ramadan.
Ramadan is the 9th month of Islamic calendar. It is called the month of freedom and expiation. It means the sins will be expiated and the person becomes free of sins. It is the 4th pillar of Islam. The fasting of complete one month is obligatory upon everyone who is Muslim, sane, attained the age of puberty and has sound health. Whoever denies dissipates or disputes cannot be called a Muslim.
Allah says,
يآأيها الذين ءأمنوأ كتب عليكم الصيام كما كتب على الذين من قبلكم لعلكم تتقون .
“O you who believe, the fast is decreed for you and those who preceded you perhaps then you will become venerators.”
(The Holy Qur’an 2:183)
As-Siyam means fasting or ‘to abstain from something’. Fasting in the month of Ramadan means abstaining from eating, drinking, sexual intercourse from dawn until sunset with the explicit intention of doing so (for the sake of Allah).
The main aims of this ordinance are to encourage ‘piety’ among the people and to show gratitude to Allah for the revelation of the Holy Qur’an.
‘Piety’ means goodness or god-fearing. It keeps a person away from all evils and wickedness and makes him adorable and amiable. Its rewards also are high like
1. Allah loves pious.
2. Allah’s mercy surrounds them.
3. Allah facilitates them towards prosperity.
4. They shall triumph over the other people in the Day of Judgement.
5. They will be protected from the depravity of Satan.
6. They will be given beneficial knowledge.
7. They will be provided with comfortable livelihood.
8. Their abode will be amid gardens and rivers in the paradise on a seat of contentment, in the presence of Allah the Exalted, the Most
Powerful.

The virtues of this month are,
1. The Holy Qur’an is revealed in the month of Ramadan.
2. The gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained during this month. An angel calls out ‘O you intend to do good deeds, have glad tidings. O you, who intend to do evil, refrain until Ramadan is completed.
3. There is a Night (during this month) which is better than thousand months.
4. Whoever fast in the month of Ramadan, with faith and seeks Allah’s pleasure and reward will have his previous sins forgiven.” (Related by Ahmed)
5. Allah the Most High will recompense the fasting servant.
6. Every good deed will be rewarded ten to seven hundred folds.
7. The reward of the fast will be given by The Almighty Allah Himself.
8. The supplications of the fasting person will not be turn down until he breaks his fast.
9. The fasting will intercede for the fasting person on the Day of Judgement.
10. A special gate called ‘Al Rayyan’ is there in the Paradise which will be opened only for the fasting people.
11. The hell fire will be kept away at the distance of 70 years.
12. An Umrah during Ramadan is equal in reward to that of a pilgrimage in the company of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS).
13. The smell of the mouth of fasting person is more agreeable to God than the perfume of musk.
14. The Angels supplicate for them until they break the fast.
15. Allah the most high, would embellish everyday his Paradise, for His virtuous servants.
16. The wicked Satan will be constrained of his mischief.

The advent of the month of Ramadan can be ascertained in one of the two ways:
Prophet Muhammad SAWS said, “Fast on sighting the crescent and break the fast on sighting it, and if the vision is blurred, then complete thirty days of Sha’ban.” (related by Bukhari, Muslim an others) It means,
1. Sighting the crescent of the moon.
(-After the moon is seen anywhere in the world, it becomes obligatory for all Muslims to begin fasting.
-Most Jurists state that the new moon must have been reported by at least two just witnesses)
2. Or Completion of thirty days of the month of Sha’ban.

The pillars or the essential elements of the fast are,
1. The Intention (the intention must be made before Fajr and during every night of Ramadan. Prophet SAWS said, “whoever does not determine to fast before fajr will have no fast” (related by Ahmed, An-Nasa’I, At-Thirmidhi, Abu Dawud, and Ibn Majah etc)
(The intention is valid during any part of the night. It need not be spoken, as it is an act of heart which does not involve the tongue)
2. To refrain from all things which cause an infringement of the fast from dawn until the nightfall.

Fasting is obligatory upon;
1. Muslim
2. Sane
3. Adult
4. Healthy (able to fast)
Those who are exempted from fasting without any compensation/ransom or ‘make up’ are:
1. Insane
2. Young children who do not attain the age of puberty (but they should be encouraged to fast)
Those who are exempted from fasting but must pay a ransom are:
1. Elderly men and women who are too weak to fast.
2. Those who are chronically ill.
3. Those who have to perform difficult jobs under harsh circumstances and cannot find any other way to support themselves.
The above people are obliged to feed one poor person a day the whole month.

Those who are allowed to break the fast but are liable to pay the ransom as well as make up the fast are:
1. The pregnant women
2. The Breast-feeding women
Note: If they fear only for the unborn or new born babies they are supposed to feed the poor as well as make up their fast later.
(This rule is according to Ahmed and Shafa’i) If they fear for themselves or both their child and themselves they are only to make up the missed days later)
Those who have to make up the missed days of fasting are:
1. Travelers
2. Those who are ill (not chronically)
3. One who is healthy but fears that he will become ill if he fasts can break the fast, or who is overcomes by hunger or thirst and fears that he may die because of it must make up the days fasting that he missed.
4. Menstruating women

The Manners of Fasting:
(1) Eating a predawn meal called suhoor. As Prophet (SA) said there are blessings in it and Angels pray for those who have pre-dawn meals. This should be eaten between middle of the night and dawn. There should be at least the gap of 50 verses (the time to be recited) between suhoor and Fajr.
(2) Hastening in breaking the fast. It is preferred for the fasting person to hasten in breaking the fast when the sun has set. Means at the Adhan of Maghrib.

Acts which are permissible during the ‘Fast’
1. Taking bath or due to thirst or extreme heat one can pour water over one’s self or submerge one’s self in water.
2. Applying Kajal or Surma (Kohl) or eye drops or anything else to the eyes.
3. Kissing the wife for one who has control over himself.
4. Any type of Injections (whether in the muscles or veins)
5. Cupping to drain blood.
6. Rinsing the mouth and nose.
7. The things which one cannot protect oneself from such as swallowing one’s saliva, the dust of the road, sifting flour and so on are all overlooked.
The Actions that void the Fast:
1. Intentional eating or drinking
2. Intentional vomiting.
3. Menstruation and Post child birth bleeding.
4. The Ejaculation of sperm even if it is just due to kissing, hugging, or masturbation.
5. If one eats, drinks, or has intercourse, thinking that the sun has set or that fajr has not occurred.
6. Sexual intercourse while knowing of the prohibition
7. The Absorption of anything into the stomach from an opening even if it be a little stone, if it were done deliberately and electively, while knowing of the prohibition.
8. Mental disorder even momentarily and loss of consciousness throughout the day.
9. Apostasy from Islam, God forbid.
All the above causes need to be made up with the fast after the Ramadan, except for the sexual intercourse.
Those who have sexual intercourse during a day (while they have the intention of fasting) of Ramadan must make up the day with expiation.
The Expiation is:
1. Should free a slave or
2. Should fast for two consecutive months or
3. Should feed sixty poor people.

Proverbs in telugu

మీ వ్యక్తిత్వం నీటి లాంటిది, దాన్ని ఏ రంగు పాత్రలో నింపితే ఆ రంగును అవలంభిస్తుంది. ఒక వేళ mee 
తత్వం దానికి రాజీ పడి ఆనందిస్తే దానిలో సంతోషం, మేలు మరియు అందాన్ని చవి చూస్తుంది. ఒక వేళ దాన్ని ఇరుకైనడిగా నలుపుగా భావిస్తే అసంతోశానికి గురై దానిలో చెడునే చూస్తుంది.
ఒక వేళ  ప్రాపంచిక న్యాయాలయంలో న్యాయం లభించక పోతే  మీ కర్మల రికార్డును ఉన్నత స్థాయికి ప్రళయ న్యాయస్థానానికి చేర్చండి, దానికి సాక్ష్యం దైవ దూతలు, మీ
కేసును భద్రంగా ఉంచేవారు, మరి న్యాయాధికారి సకల లోకాల సర్వాధికారి. 
శుభ వార్త!  ఎవరైతే తమకు కలిగిన శుభాలకు కృతఙ్ఞతలు తెలుపుకుంటారో, ఆపదలకు గురైతే సహనం చూపేవారో, తప్పులు జరిగితే క్షమాపణ కోరేవారో, ఆగ్రహానికి నిగ్రహించుకునే వారు, న్యాయాధికారిగా నియమించబడితే న్యాయం చేసేవారికి శుభవార్త.
ఓ అల్లాహ్ naa వద్ద చాలా దుఖముంది అని కాక ఓ దుఖమా నా వద్ద చాలా గొప్ప దైవమున్నాడు అనండి.
మీకు చెవుడు, మూగత్వం, గ్రుడ్డి  లేదు, పిచ్చికి, క్రుష్టు వ్యాధికి దూరంగా ఉన్నారు, క్షయ క్యాన్సర్ల నుండి సురక్షితంగా ఉన్నారు. మరి అల్లాహ్, ఆ కరుణామయుడికి కృతఙ్ఞతలు తెలుపుకున్నారా?

అల్లాహ్ స్మరణ అతన్ని రాజీ చేస్తుంది, మనిషికి ఆనందాన్నిస్తుంది, శైతాన్ను చికాకు పరుస్తుంది. దుఖాలను తొలగిస్తుంది, కర్మల త్రాసు పళ్ళేన్ని నింపుతుంది.

ఒకవేళ మీరు ఎ పాపం చేయకుండా ఉంటే, ఎవరిపై ఏ అత్యాచారం చేయకపోతే ప్రశాంతంగా నిద్రించండి. సంతోషించండి మీకది గొప్ప అవకాశం, మీ అలసట తీరింది, మీకే శత్రువూ లేదు. 

ఎన్ని సార్లు అల్లాహ్  మీ కోరికలను తీర్చాడు, ఎన్ని సార్లు మీరడిగింది ప్రసాదించాడు, ఎన్ని సార్లు మీరు పడుతుంటే ఆదుకున్నాడు, ఎన్ని సార్లు మీ కష్టాలు తొలగించాడు, ఎన్ని సార్లు మీ మొరలను ఆలకించాడు.

బాధితుడి మొరలనాలకించు వాడెవడు
మునిగే వాడు పిలిచినప్పుడు చేయూతనిచ్చేవాడెవడు,
కష్టాలను కనుక్కొని వాటిని దూరం చేసే వాడెవడు,
ఎవరన్నారు, అల్లాహ్ ?
వారికే అల్లాహ్ !
ఉదయాన సూర్యోదయాన్ని ఆనంద దృష్టి తో చూడండి,
దానిలో ఉంది అందం, గాంభీర్యం,
ఆ ప్రకాశ ప్రగతి మీలో క్రొత్త ఆశలను స్పురిమ్పజేస్తుంది.