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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Ar Rah'man - The Most Compassionate

Assalamualaykum warahmatullah wabarakatu,Bismillah Hirah'manir Raheem.
Allahuma Sali'ala sayidina Muhammadin nabiyil ummi wa 'Ala ali wa sahbihi wa salim

The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers and the blasphemers in this world and especially for the believers in the hereafter.

This beautiful Name of Allah is very effective in removing hard-heatedness and unmindfulness if recited 100 times after every salaah.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Expectations of the Mercy of Allah

Assalamualaykum warahmatullah wabarakatu,Bismillah Hirah'manir Raheem.
Allahuma Sali'ala sayidina Muhammadin nabiyil ummi wa 'Ala ali wa sahbihi wa salim

There once lived a pious man who was enslaved to a wicked master. The righteous slave wanted to teach his master a lesson that he would not forget, a lesson that would make him change his ways.
The Master told him one day to plant wheat. The slave took the opportunity. He went and collected seeds of barley and planted them. As the season drew near, the master was enraged to see that after all this work and time the slave had planted the wrong seed. In his thrashing rage, he scolded the slave saying, “Why did you do this?”
The righteous slave said, “I had hope that the barley seeds would come out as wheat.”
The Master said, “How can you plant barley seeds and expect it to come out as wheat?”
The slave stopped and said quietly, “How can you disobey Allah and expect for His bounteous mercy? How can you openly challenge His Deen and hope for Jannah.”
The Master was stunned and silent. He understood. “You have taught me something today that I had never realized. You are free for the sake of Allah.”

Taken from Qisas.com

Friday, March 17, 2006

Student of science

Assalamualaykum warahmatullah wabarakatu,Bismillah Hirah'manir Raheem.
Allahuma Sali'ala sayidina Muhammadin nabiyil ummi wa 'Ala ali wa sahbihi wa salim

A thought crossed my mind the other day whilst I was studying..science as it goes and it occured to me that there are so many miracles in science that prove the existence of Allah subhana wa ta'ala. Many of my friends, including myself, are studying science at a higher level of education and mash'Allah enjoying it too.

The study of science is something absolutely amazing and one can study all his life but there will be no end to the amount of knowledge out there. It amazes me to see how many fields of science there are..cardiology..zoology..radiography..oncology..optometry..ecology..hepatology..imunology..the list goes on forever. Day in and day out people study theories and go in depth with their given specialist subject and now after many years of research people are discovering science on a broader scale.

Anyway carrying on with this thought..it relates back to my Islamic studies GCSE and it was to do with the athiest of belief that (audhubillah!) that there is no god. My teacher gave the example of a watch..so extremely complex in its engineering that the person who made the watch must have been really clever, but don't stop there..think of The One who made the person who made the watch..(subhan'Allah there is only One Allah!)..going back to the main topic..being a student of science, you learn that there is so much wisdom(an understatement) behind the way the body is made(and this is just the body..think of the rest of this dunya..subhan'Allah). Everything co-ordinates hand in hand with one another and it flows like water..its so beautiful..Allah hu Akbar! And we can see that there is truly A Creator in everything..the power and beauty behind the way our bodies have been made, have not come about just like that..no no..there must have been a Creator behind our being creations..and that is Allah sub hana wa Ta'ala..

Allah says in the Quraan:
"And indeed we have created man and we know what his ownself whispers to him. And we are nearer to him than his jugular vein"-Surah Qa'f.Verse 16 (50:16)
Modern science has found out that the jugular vein in our bodies, it the most important blood vessel in the human body as it connects directly to the brain..subhan'Allah.

Whilst sitting down deep into my thoughts..I also realised that the Quran has so many miracles in it which modern day scientists are discovering. It amazes me to see that many non-muslims do not see that there is A Creator and subhan'Allah He is the GREATEST!

This post have been a bit weird, to put it bluntly; probably because no words can describe how Amazing and beautiful Allah subhana wa ta'ala's creation is. All I can do whilst writing this post is feel humbled by the Greatness of Our Lord and repeat subhan'Allah.
Subhana'Allah, subhana'Allah, subhana'Allah, subhana'Allah subhana'Allah subhana'Allah..
"Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?" no really which of the bounties of this world can one say he does not appreciate and see the Haque..Subhan'Allah is just amazes me.

Please keep this sinner in your humble duaas.
Wa alaykum salam warahmatullah

Sunday, March 12, 2006

A lil' bit about Hadhrat Ruqayyah bint Muhammad

Assalamualaykum warahmatullah wabarakatu,Bismillah Hirah'manir Raheem.
Allahuma Sali'ala sayidina Muhammadin nabiyil ummi wa 'Ala ali wa sahbihi wa salim

Hadhrat Ruqayya bint Muhammaed radiAllahu anha was the wife of Hadhrat Uthmaan, daughter of Rasulullah saliala hualayhi wassalam and the third daughter of Hadhrat Khadeeja radiAllahu ta'ala anha. She had an only son by the name of Abdullah and made Hijrah with Hadharat Uthmaan radiAll ta'ala anhu to the distant land of Abyssinia, leaving behind her heart and home for the protection of her deen. She set a sterling example to the women of the world, teaching them love for their deen and devotion to their husbands.

Hadhrat Ruqayya radiAllahu ta'ala anhuwas first married to Utba who was the son of Abu Lahab, however, she had not yet started living with her husband when Abu Lahab instructed his son to divorce her because Rasulullah saliala hualayhi wassalam had announced his prophethood. She was then married to Hadhrat Uthmaan, five years after nabuwwah (after the announcement of prophethood)Hadhrat Uthmaana and Hadhrat Ruqayya migrated to Abyssinia. For long while afterwards, Rasulullah salia alahualay hi wassalm received no news from his dauhgter until a woman of the Quraysh informed him that the couple were well. Rasulullah salia ala hualayhi wassalam said
"May Allah be their companion" (SaHibuhum'Allahu).
Rasulullah salia ala hualayhi wassalam then said "Uthmaan is the first person since Loot alay hisalam to migrate to with his family. When Hadhrat Ruqayya returned to Makkah, she was devasted to receive the news that her beloved mother had already left this world, a shock that endured with patience.

May Allah bless her with His mercy and blessings. May Allah bless her with peace and mercy. May Allah bless women with the qualities that she carried. Ameen wa thuma ameen.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The conveyance of Salaam

Assalamualaykum warahmatullah wabarakatu, Bismillah Hirah'manir Raheem.
Allahuma Sali'ala sayidina Muhammadin nabiyil ummi wa 'Ala ali wa sahbihi wa salim

(This post is dedicated to my sister Mujahidah an Nafs-sorry it's not very good)
Something that I have been meaning to post on for a while is the importance of conveying Salam to our fellow muslims brothers and sisters. I feel that there are many of us out there who fail to put this importance into practise in our everyday lives and whats more it is part of the sunnah of our Beloved Prophet saliala hualayhi wassalam. Allah subhana wa ta'ala has said in the Quran

"And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better than it, or (at least) return it equally." (Qur'an, An-Nisa 4:86)

Subhan'Allah our Lord has said in the Holy book how that when we are greeted we must return the greeting with words that are greater than what the conveyor has said to us.

There are many of us out who fail to see that the greeting of a muslim is very special, it means (as shown above) 'Peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His blessings'. This is such a nice thing to say to a fellow muslim and to have someone say it back to you is an even better thing, it creates love between one another Fisabililah. It is very important that we greet one another in the manner that has been shown by our Beloved Prophet Saliala hu alayhi wassalam as he said:
"When one of you meets a brother [in Faith], he should greet him. Then if a tree or a wall or a stone should intervenes between them and then he meets him again, he should greet him." [Abu Dawood]
Subhan'Allah so beautifully these words are put by the Beloved Messenger saliala hualayhi wassalam; so it is a command by Allah subhana wa ta'ala and it is also a sunnah of the prophet saliala hualayhi wassalam.

Also another point that should be noted here is that when we are with our young we need to bring them up with the sunnah in their life and as mothers we should teach them to convey salam through our actions thus greeting every muslim you see with salam will also encourage our children to spread the word of peace insh'Allah. It makes me feel warm to see younger children convery salam to everybody, I was once travelling and I met this sister who had reverted to Islam, mash'Allah she had a beautiful younger daughter who wherever she would go would convey salam to everybody! Mash'Allah. May Allah keep her steadfast in her salam.

There are numerous hadith which tell us to give salam to our fellow muslim brothers and sisters, however one that should always be in our minds is:
"The one who says salam first is free from pride"
This shows muslims that we are not people who are proud and we should always be taking the opportunity we get to greet each other.

I'll leave this post with the duaa that May Allah give us all the ability to put the sunnah into our lives and may He give us all the ability to greet one another with salam. Ameen wa thuma ameen.

Assalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu :)