Man will then look for something ABOVE HIMSELF worthy to worship and believe in. This is the amazing spiritual nature of man, which makes him unique and also makes him accountable. It is the inner discussion he has with his own SOUL, which distinguishes the human being from the ANIMALS.
If he is guided, he will find the One True God, and will fulfil his need to worship by believing in Him and obeying the Divine Inspiration sent by Him. This is basically the meaning of Islam; surrender to the Lord and Sustainer of the Universe - Allah.
Monday, October 31, 2005
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
Folk, jazz, rock, world-beat, classical, country: musical genres that have been defined and consistently evolving for decades. Many talented artists interpret, arrange and blend these genres with their unique styles. Few though, are able to claim being pioneers in charting a completely new musical market.
Dawud Wharnsby, however, is one such artist.
Monday, October 24, 2005
"ACTIONS ARE BASED UPON INTENTIONS"
Friday, October 21, 2005
The prophet of Islam, Muhammed, also said in his last sermon that:
"All men are equal, whatever nation or tribe that they belong to, and whatever station of life they may hold, all are equal. Even as this month is sacred, this day holy, so has God made the lives, properties and honor of every man sacred. To take any man's life or property, or attack his honor is as unjust and wrong as to violate the sacredness of this day, this month, and this territory. What I command you today is not meant only for today, but for all time. You are expected to remember it and act upon it until you leave this world and go to the next and meet your Maker. "
Thursday, October 20, 2005
TRUTH = SKY
Friday, October 14, 2005
"We shall show them Our signs on the horizons and within themselves until it will become clear to them that it is the Truth. Does it not suffice that your Lord is Witness over all things?"
Qur'an, Fussilat (41:53).
"" ON THE HORIZONS & WITHIN THEMSELVES "" The exhibition of signs in the horizons and within ourselves may refer to the tremendous burst of knowledge in the fields of cosmology and biology.
He has THE beautiful mind...I'm serious... 'cuz his heart has been washed... literally washed...
SHE said : "Every time I thought I found myself, got hold of my life, I end up lost again. Will there ever be an end to this endless chase." BUT THEN SHE SAID:
" Life can not be that complicated, yet can not be that simple either. Confusing. Yes. Very actually. Born. Connect. Get attached on purpose. How can not you be. They die. Pain. You do not learn. Search for another one to attach to. Fall in love. This time your choice or so you think or even do not think. Something happens or nothing happens. You do not want to detach. Can not. Feel grabbed like a dead animal. Revolve and spin in their space. Reminding yourself that you want to be free. They tell you to go. Go. Go away. You beg to be a servant. But they are no masters, you know. And indeed you are no servant. Yet you act as one. They abuse you. You abuse yourself I suppose. You blame it all on them. They see you as fool. You see them as idiots. Both of you are idiots.You live in patterns. Call it energy patterns or life patterns. Pattern why need to define the type. Things are repeated. Things in your life I mean. You fall for the wrong people. You learn. Swear you were wrong. Never will do this again. You are kidding me. You do it again. This time it is more fun. Watching a movie. Seeing yourself sneaking to doing it again. Know it is wrong. Recognize the pain. Taste the pain & regret before things happen, yet you keep going. Doing it. Happy for the feeling you get, yet, know it is all fake. I have been there. I have been swaped by guilt feeling before. I know its ending. Well, sounds like I like to see things end. Is it a yoga concept? Things must end before a new one starts. Dunno. For sure, something will start. But to my surprise, it is the one thing that had just died."
SEEKING, SEEKING, & SEEKING --- Thats all we do...
but the difference between us is WHAT we seek...
SINCERITY would lead us to our targets...
PROPHET MOHAMMAD (PBUH) SAID:
So it all comes from our hearts... literally, from our hearts... its been found by scientists -not so long ago- that the heart has more than 40,000 neurons connected to our brains... Most people think that its the brain which controls our consciences, 'cuz its the centre of our nervous system...
On the contrary.... its our hearts...
MAY ALLAH PURIFY OUR HEARTS AND MAKE US RICH BY BEING HIS SERVANTS... AMEN.
Monday, October 10, 2005
Al-Tirmidhi (2616) also narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to Mu’aadh, after teaching him some of the laws of Islam, “Shall I not tell you what is the foundation of all that?” I [Mu’aadh] said: “Of course, O Prophet of Allaah.” He took hold of his tongue and said, “Control this.” I said, “O Prophet of Allaah, will we be held responsible for what we say with it?” He said, “May your mother be bereft of you, O Mu’aadh! Will the people be thrown into Hell on their faces or on their noses for anything other than the harvest of their tongues?”Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, 2110.
THE BLUE SOUL HAS SHOWN ME THE REAL MANNER OF THIS HADITH BY CONTROLLING HER TONGUE IN ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL SITUATIONS... HOPE I KEEP ON BENIFITING FROM HER AND SEEING THROUGH HER VERY TRANSAPARENT AND DEEPEST BLUE SOUL... AMEN.
Sunday, October 09, 2005
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-- Albert Einstein
Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you plan to stop peddling.
-- Claude Pepper
"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it."
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah said,
"Whoever establishes prayers during the nights of Ramadan faithfully out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah's rewards (not for showing off), all his past sins will be forgiven."
The term ‘enlightenment’ was not mentioned in the Quran, but the stem ‘light’ was mentioned 43 times, as in these verses :
-“Allah is the protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith, the patrons are the Evil Ones: from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be Companions of the Fire, to dwell therein (forever)”.
-“Wherewith Allah guideth all who seek His good pleasure to ways of peace and safety, and leadeth them out of darkness, by His Will, unto the light, guideth them to a Path that is Straight”.
-“O People of the Book! there hath come to you Our Messenger, revealing to you much that ye used to hide in the Book, and passing over much (that is now unnecessary): There hath come to you from Allah a (new) light and a perspicuous Book”.
“And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah”.
“Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass; the glass as it were a brilliant star: lit from a blessed Tree, an Olive, neither of the East nor of the West, whose Oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! Allah doth guide whom He will to His Light: Allah doth set forth Parables for men: and Allah doth know all things”.
The holy scriptures were messages from God to His prophets to bring mankind out of darkness to light.
In this way, God’s guidance is closely linked to light, that is a guidance to Mankind. “Or (the Unbelievers' state) is like the depths of darkness in a vast deep ocean, overwhelmed with billow topped by billow, topped by (dark) clouds: depths of darkness, one above another: if a man stretches out his hand, he can hardly see it! For any to whom Allah giveth not light, there is no light!”. We notice here that light is mentioned in the Quran as a singular noun, whereas obscurities are mentioned as plural. This is a very exact description because God is the source of every light. Therefore, light must be singular, unlike obscurities. A man whom God guides to light lives in permanent enlightenment. God’s light is like no other light. “Whatever beings there are in the heavens and the earth do prostrate themselves to Allah (acknowledging subjection) - with good-will or in spite of themselves - so do their shadows in the mornings and evenings”. In this analogy, God compares non-belief to obscurities and belief to light. In his book entitled ‘The Synthesis of Eloquence’, Essabouni says: “this is one of the best analogies because non-belief is like the obscurity where the confused is lost, and belief is like light, where the confused is guided. Belief is rewarded with paradise and non-belief is punished with hell”.
The meanings of the Quran are the best illustration of the Islamic concept of enlightenment.
Monday, October 03, 2005
LOVE YOU DEAREST...PEOPLE ALWAYS SEEK TO BE LOVED, BUT I FELL IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE WHOM TAUGHT ME THAT IT STARTS FROM WITHIN US... WE SHOULDN'T SEEK FOR THINGS OUTSIDE... WE SHOULD FIND INNER PEACE FIRST...I'M JUST SOOOOOOOO TOUCHED AT THE MOMENT.. BUT WANTED TO SHARE THIS INCREDIBLE CONCLUSION...
"IT ALL STARTS FROM WITHIN"
Sunday, October 02, 2005
Praise be to Allah who answers me when I call Him, although I am reluctant when He calls me, and Praise is for Allah who gives me when I ask Him, although I am miserly when he asks me. This is worth pondering over for those who think of Allah as a tyrannical master imposing his rules over humans.
OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH, THAT FEEEEEEELING !!! DO U KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT? ITS THE PILES AND PILES OF THINGS TO DO....
Before we begin, let me please say this to those of you who would rather pile than file your papers—it's okay. No, I'm serious. There is nothing wrong with leaving papers in piles as long as you can find what you need when you need it. See, getting organized isn't going to be as bad as you thought. The truth is, there is no right or wrong way to deal with paper. There isn't a Paper Police that will issue you a citation (yikes, more paper) if your papers aren't nice and tidy, filed away in alphabetical order and cross referenced chronologically. Right-brainers are much more likely to want to leave paper out where it can be seen. The problem is we live and work in a left-brain world where papers MUST be filed or else. Or else what? I know a lot of people who have everything—and I mean everything—put away and they can’t find a thing. So stop apologizing for having your papers organized in an unorthodox manner. “Excuse the sticky notes and piles of papers, I'm gonna get to it soon,” we say meekly to those who ridicule and reprimand us for our unique way of working. Well, I'm here to tell you that it's okay to be who you are. There is no shame in being a right-brainer who by nature is visually oriented and likes papers out where they can be seen.
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Life on this earth is a period of trials and challenges. Physical life is only temporary; the spiritual life continues beyond the physical realm.
Hope = having anticipation, belief, desire, expectancy, light at the end of the tunnel; aspiring toward something; looking forward to something; being optimistic, assured, reassuring, confident.
Hope is usually described with metaphors of light, such as a ray of hope, a glimmer of hope, light at the end of a long dark tunnel, a beam of sunshine through the stormy clouds, a silver lining in a cloud.
Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said,"Verily Allah created mercy. The day He created it, He made it into 100 parts. He withheld with Him 99 parts, and sent its 1 part to all His creatures. Had the non-believer known of all the mercy which is in the hands of Allah, he would not lose hope of entering Paradise, and had the believer known of all the punishment which is present with Allah, he would not consider himself safe from the Hell-Fire."(Al-Bukhari, hadith 8.476; narrated by Abu Hurayrah [may Allah be pleased with him])When all hope is lost, then all energy also dissipates. All problems seem bigger than they are when we wear the spectacles of despair (making mountains out of molehills). All problems seem much smaller than they are when we wear the spectacles of hope. Our life in this world is temporary. We need to sow the seeds that will reap the rewards in the Hereafter. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is a champion of hope. He never faltered or wavered in his mission to establish the Law of Allah Most High on earth. Despite difficulties, hardships, perseverance, and loss of loved ones, he never fell into despair and gloom. He always maintained his hope and he always placed his trust in Allah Most High. He continually strove against all odds when lesser men would have easily given up, and it was through his fortitude, patience, perseverance, and unshakeable belief that victory came to him. May Allah Most High guide us to the straight path and fill our lives with peace, contentment, bliss and hope.
We all know of the famous hadith:
[Sunan ibn Majah 3981, Kitaab Al Fitan]
A QUESTION CAME:
As an American Muslim I have seen astonishing growth of Islam in our state, But I am also seeing a growth of somthing more then Islam called "Sufism" and "Secular" "Modern" Muslims, Why do think that this growth has also been steady, Is due to the outside forces or is it just Islam, with many groups like the christans. Please explain.
THE ANSWER WOULD BE:
Reflect on the poet's words:
Harken! O you who was not content to sin throughout Rajab.
His rebellion against his Lord had to continue the duration of Sha'ban.
The month of fasting has now come to shade and shelter you,
Do not transform it also into a month of sinning.
Recite the Qur'an and glorify [God], with diligent assertion.
Indeed! It is a month for glorification and the Qur'an.
Deny your bodily appetites, seeking your soul's salvation.
Eventually, the earth will consume the body.
How many deceased people have you known who fasted?
Amongst your family, neighbors, and brothers.
Death has erased them, leaving you behind.
Get serious [about your religion], for the living are quite close to the dead!
You take delight in the 'Eid outfits being cut out now for the festival.
But soon they will be your burial shrouds.
How long will the person be happy with his worldly home?
Knowing that his ultimate home is the grave.