THATS HOW I FEEL...
Friday, January 27, 2006
THATS HOW I FEEL...
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
[2:3] who believe in the unseen, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and from our provisions to them, they give to charity.
[2:4] And they believe in what was revealed to you, and in what was revealed before you, and with regard to the Hereafter, they are absolutely certain.
[2:5] These are guided by their Lord; these are the winners.
[2:6] As for those who disbelieve, it is the same for them; whether you warn them, or not warn them, they cannot believe.
[2:7] GOD seals their minds and their hearing, and their eyes are veiled. They have incurred severe retribution.
[2:8] Then there are those who say, "We believe in GOD and the Last Day," while they are not believers.
[2:9] In trying to deceive GOD and those who believe, they only deceive themselves without perceiving.
[2:10] In their minds there is a disease. Consequently, GOD augments their disease. They have incurred a painful retribution for their lying.
[2:11] When they are told, "Do not commit evil," they say, "But we are righteous!"
[2:12] In fact, they are evildoers, but they do not perceive.
[2:13] When they are told, "Believe like the people who believed," they say, "Shall we believe like the fools who believed?" In fact, it is they who are fools, but they do not know.
[2:14] When they meet the believers, they say, "We believe," but when alone with their devils, they say, "We are with you; we were only mocking."
[2:15] GOD mocks them, and leads them on in their transgressions, blundering.
[2:16] It is they who bought the straying, at the expense of guidance. Such trade never prospers, nor do they receive any guidance.
[2:17] Their example is like those who start a fire, then, as it begins to shed light around them, GOD takes away their light, leaving them in darkness, unable to see.
[2:18] Deaf, dumb, and blind; they fail to return.
[2:19] Another example: a rainstorm from the sky in which there is darkness, thunder, and lightning. They put their fingers in their ears, to evade death. GOD is fully aware of the disbelievers.
... It may be that you hate something when it is good for you and it may be that you love something when it is bad for you. God knows and you do not know.
Believers live in wholehearted submission to God, aware that everything, in its minutest detail, is created by God and predetermined by Him according to a certain plan. Although believers may encounter all sorts of hardships and trials throughout their lives, they never feel regret and say, "I wished this did not happen to me..." They believe that a divine purpose and good is to be found in every event. Therefore, even in the most distressing circumstances, they live with peace of mind. However, disbelievers, who are unaware of this truth, feel great anxiety whenever they are confronted by an event which to them seems evil. Hopelessness and despair pervades their lives. The fact is, however, due to his nature, man is constantly seeking peace and comfort, because of the physical and spiritual pains that difficulty, stress and sorrow cause him. But, the sorrow, stress and despair, which a person who does not put his trust in God or see the good in whatever befalls him is subjected to, encroaches upon him from all around. He can never manage to free himself from fear of future, fear of death, disease, or fear of poverty.
Man's only salvation is found in remembering that God creates every event for a divine purpose and a certain good. A believer is putting his faith in God in the truest sense only if he remains cognisant of this fact. He comports himself in the manner of a true servant only if he does not merely endure these situations, but is patient through them. Keeping always near to God, by praying and putting one's faith in Him, and expecting that everything comes from Him, is a quality particular to believers.
In this world, in which he waits to attain the gates of Paradise, a believer encounters various sorts of circumstances as part of his trial. During this test, he conducts himself responsibly towards his Creator, and endeavours to earn the pleasure of God and His Paradise. He seeks to avoid hell, fears God, and sees the good in all that occurs to him and around him. Though he fails to see this good, he remembers that it is God Who knows all, no matter what the circumstance. A believer is a being who has descended to the world from paradise through timelessness, that is, in God's sight. Here he is to remain, for a brief period of time, until he is permitted to enter that final abode by God's will. God informs us about an event which is sure to happen to His servants who fear Him and do their duty:
And those who have heeded their Lord will be driven to the Garden in companies and when they arrive there, finding its gates open, its custodians will say to them, "Peace be upon you! You have done well so enter it timelessly, for ever." They will say, "Praise be to God Who has fulfilled His promise to us and made us the inheritors of this land, letting us settle in the Garden wherever we want. How excellent is the wage of those who work!" You will see the angels circling round the Throne, glorifying their Lord with praise. It will be decided between them with truth. And it will be said: "Praise be to God, the Lord of all the worlds."
‘Absolutely, we have revealed the reminder, and, absolutely, we will preserve it.’
Almost a year ago, I met this very interesting young lady at the mosque… she is French. She didn’t know any Arabic, not even the alphabets whatsoever… and despite that, she used to go to the mosque continuously… she loved to hear the Qur’an being recited, she loved the prayers,… she actually left France and her folks to live here in the U.A.E. as the veil is permitted, unlike France…and now she works here…
Anyhow, a week ago, she called me on the phone to tell me that her brother came all over from France, just to learn Arabic, to read Qur’an… Moreover, his English is almost zilch!
But yet my daddy helps him out with Arabic, & my dad doesn’t know French, and that brother doesn’t know English, and they still communicate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They still connect. And talking about connection please do read this:
I mean cummooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon!!!
We are born with Arabic in our heads, and forget to even open the Qur’an…
Please, let’s connect ourselves to Allah’s living miracle…
Let’s try harder…
May Allah Almighty grant us the love of his book, and the deeds that are related to obeying it. May Allah give us the inclination of creating a link and connection with Him. And may He also give us the feeling of regret and the understanding to establish a connection with Him. Aameen.
Absolutely this is true:
‘Absolutely, we have revealed the reminder, and, absolutely, we will preserve it.’
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Yet still you prefer the life of the world, when the hereafter is better and longer lasting.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran:
"We have indeed created man in the best of moulds" (95:4)
The Holy Quran thus bears witness that Allah created man as the best of creation. Why has man been awarded such status? Is it because of form or character?
Sunday, January 22, 2006
MY HORIZON IS A LONG GREY LINE OF SILENCE STRETCHED FROM ONE SOLITARY MOMENT TO ANOTHER.
How did we learn to be soooo limited?
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Now you take the glasses off and rubbing your eyes, focus in and around you, your eyes new to a raw world.
You should be thanking the One Above for the ups and patiently wait-out the downs, all the while striving to be closer to and to have more understanding of the One Above.
"And certainly, God shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits,
Some people live in this world in total hardship,
Like the dead corpse of the night and the sleeper of the day.
But if they were of honor and religion,
They would be aware of God and would avoid anger.
The people are two: the traveller and the resident,
And the traveller is a warning lesson for the resident.
Fitra According to the Quran, the original state in which humans are created by God. In the Quran, God is called Fatir, that is, creator of heaven and earth, and the verb fatara is also used to mean "to create." However, the commonly accepted meaning of the word derives from the traditions of Muhammad, according to which God creates children according to fitra.
Friday, January 20, 2006
If you compare two things you tell how they are alike. If you contrast two things you tell how they are different. If you compare and contrast two things you tell how they are alike and how they are different.
It is important to organize your thoughts and information before you do so.
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
"And if you tried to count the blessings of Allah, never will you be able to calculate them." (14:34)
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Most of the time is spent in comparing our lives and belongings (material ones) with our peers, fuming about things that will make no difference to our lives five minutes later.
And our days are consumed by these negative thoughts, emotions and moments. Instead of focusing on making our little environment a better place for ourselves, we focus on being the best, competing and….. oof the list goes on.
Changing the attitude is all that is required. Looking at the big picture all the time is what should be kept in mind (and always thinking outside the box, just remember this!!).
WELL, TODAY IS A NEW START, EACH NEW DAY IS, AND THANK GOD FOR THAT.
The prophet Muhammad (pbuh) made a spectacular supplication:
“O God, if you are not angry with me, then I do not care what you do with me.”
In other words,
“If my life is toilsome and difficult, but I have not incurred your wrath, then I am happy with that.”
He is happy because he knows that the real life-the everlasting existence-is in the hereafter.
It’s funny how people find reservoirs of energy when it comes to worldly matters, but are overcome with sloth when it comes to matters of the hereafter.
IT’S ACTUALLY S-A-D!
"It's like you go to the beach; you go down to the water. It's a little cold You're not sure you want to go in. There's a pretty girl standing next to you. She doesn't want to go in either. She sees you, and you know that if you just asked her her name, you would leave with her. Forget your life. Whoever you came with... and leave the beach with her. And after that day, you remember. Not every day, every week... She comes back to you. It's the memory of another life you could have had. Today is that girl."
DO IT NOW, DON'T WAIT FOR TOMMORROW, 'CUZ AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU MIGHT NOT FEEL ALL THAT WELL!
Much as he left it when he went from us
Monday, January 16, 2006
These are my palms…
Don’t know really if it’s palmar hyperhidrosis (http://www.sweatypalms.com/sweaty_palms.html) or not, but definitely sweaty palms…
As far as I remember, at a very young age, it was somehow difficult for me to hold my friends hands to play, or shake hands with strangers…
I even remember sitting for a French exam, and ‘cuz of my love for French, I panicked; and therefore my hands started sweating excessively on the exam paper, and next thing I find, the paper is torn…
Yep, it was ‘cuz of the sweat, and I had to ask for another one (exam paper)!
It’s a lot of things together…
Thank God, I’m not moaning, PRAISE THE LORD ALMIGHTY, THERE IS NOTHING TO MOAN ABOUT, I just wanted to say, that we are truly blessed with a lot of things…
Please feel these blessings and be thankful.
I HOPE THIS BABY GIRL’S HAND DOES ALL THAT IS RIGHT, WHETHER SWEATY OR NOT, IT’S THE DEEDS THAT TRULY COUNT, DON’T YOU THINK?
Sunday, January 15, 2006
What is the price we've paid?