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  1. Please Make Duaa For My Sick Boy

    I pray your son returns to health . May Allan give him cure and Shifa He is the Healer. Ameen. Hope he is feeling better this morning? In Sha Allah
  2. Wasted Life

    Wasted Life Al-Hashr (The Gathering) Sura 59: Verse 18 (partial) "Let every soul see what it sends on before it for the Day of Account." The saints have always understood that they have come into this world to carry on a spiritual traffic, the resulting gain or loss of which is heaven [Paradise] or hell. At the resurrection, a man will find all the hours of his life arranged like a long series of treasure chests. The door of one will be opened, and it will be seen to be full of light: it represents an hour which he spent in doing good. His heart will be filled with such joy that even a fraction of it would make the inhabitants of hell forget the fire. The door of a second will be opened; it is pitch-dark within, and from it issues such an evil odour as will cause everyone to hold his nose: it represents an hour which he spent in ill doing, and he will suffer such terror that a fraction of it would embitter Paradise for the blessed. The door of a third treasure-chest will be opened; it will be seen to be empty and neither light nor dark within: this represents the hour in which he did neither good nor evil. Then he will feel remorse and confusion like that of a man who has been the possessor of a great treasure and wasted it or let it slip from his grasp. Thus, the whole series of the hours of his life will be displayed, one by one, to his gaze. Therefore, one should say to his soul every morning, "God has given you twenty-four treasures; take heed lest you lose anyone of them, for you will not be able to endure the regret that will follow such loss." The saints have said, "Even suppose God should forgive you, after a wasted life, you will not attain to the ranks of the righteous and must deplore your loss; therefore, keep a strict watch over your tongue, your eyes, and each of your seven members, for each of these is, as it were, a possible gate to hell." Compiled From: "The Alchemy of Happiness" - Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali
  3. Truthfulness

    Truthfulness "O You who believe! Have taqwa with Allah, and be among the truthful." (Surat al- Tawbah:119) Many people understand truthfulness to mean truthfulness of the tongue through speech alone. In reality, truthfulness is a vast curriculum. It is as much one of the characteristics of the Muslim's personality both outward and inward, as it is his speech and action. From it are the following: A. Truthfulness in conveying the Religion: That is, one must profess the correct belief built upon truthfulness with Allah Azza wa Jall, not upon hypocrisy, deceit and patronization. This is why truthfulness is mentioned in the Qur’an as the opposite of hypocrisy. "That Allah may reward the truthful for their truth, and punish the hypocrites if He wills, or turn mercifully towards them..." (Surat al-Ahzaab:64). Therefore, it is necessary to posses the outward Islam with the inward Imaan; it is necessary to have the correct belief in Allah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Books, and the Messengers. The outward guidance must conform to the inward guidance. Here, is one of the hidden plots of shaytaan who inspires the daa`iya to neglect some of the outward good deeds under the pretense that his inner reality is not the same. So he avoids this in order to avoid deceiving the people! This is a huge mistake. The good deed which you perform outwardly is so because of the righteousness and truthfulness in your heart as long as you do not do it for riyaa' [show], reputation or in order to deceive the believers. B. Truthfulness in speech: Truthfulness in speech expresses a dignified personality, manhood, insight and generosity. No one would resort to lies unless he has a wicked nature, a wicked nafs [self], and a weak personality. A good-natured individual denounces lie and rebukes it, which is why all of the [previous revelations] agreed upon the prohibition and admonition of lie. How about the daai'ya then, can you imagine him lying!? I believe not, inshaa Allah. Some of the daai'yas may come across ambiguously by making certain statements which some people misunderstand, then later they may find out the opposite of what they misunderstood. Then they accuse him of lying. Besides, ambiguity may lead to the acceptance of some minor lies under the pretense that it is helpful!! So be cautious! If you are in a situation that would cause you to lie, avoid doing so, and remember the words of Abu Sufyaan before Heracles when he was asked about the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and he [latter narrated to Muhammad sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam], "I swear by Allah, if I was sure that they would not have transmitted a lie from me, I would have lied about you." [bukhari] This man, who was an idolater at the time, avoided lying out of fear that his lying would be transmitted, or that he would be insulted some day because of it. Re avoided lying even though he needed to do so We know that the honor of today's duaat [pl. of daai iya] has become a target for a barrage of arrows, and this is why it is necessary for the daa'iya to close the door before the foul wind comes in, so that he can be safe! C. Truthfulness in deeds: Meaning that a person's deeds have to be purely for Allah Ta'alawithout riyaa' or seeking good reputation, "Whoever hopes to meet his Lord, he should do good deeds, and not join any one in the worship of His Lord." and "...that He may try you; which of you is the best in deeds." (Surat alKahf:11 and Mulk 2) Fudail bin Ayaad commented that, "Which one of you is the best in deeds" means 'most sincere and pertinent.' He was asked, "O father of Ah! What is most sincere and pertinent?" He said, "If the deed is sincere and not pertinent it won't be accepted, and if it is pertinent and not sincere, it won't be accepted. It will not be accepted until it is sincere and pertinent!" Included among the subject of truthfulness in deeds is, possessing clarity and avoiding obscurity or ambiguity. It was reported upon the authority of Abu Dawud and Nisaa'ee that after a confrontation with a man, when the companions refrained from standing up for him peace be upon him he rebuked them, so they said, "O Messenger of Allah, we don't know what is in your nafs, couldn't you signal us with your eye?" He (sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam) said, "It is not becoming of a Prophet that he have a deceiving eye!!" [Abu Dawud, Nisaa'ee, Hakim, Ahmad from the hadeeth of Anas in which it is, "A Prophet does not wink."] Tirmidhi reported that 'Abdullah bin Salaam, may Allah be pleased with him, said "When the Prophet, sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam, came to Madina the people came out and said, 'The Messenger of Allah has come! The Messenger of Allah has come! The Messenger of Allah has come!' So I came forward among the people to look at him (sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam), and when I beheld his face I knew that his face wasn't the face of a liar. And the first thing that he (sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam) said was, "O People! Spread the salaam, and serve the food, and pray while the people are asleep, you will enter Jannah peacefully." [Ahmad, Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah.] The truthfulness of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) spread from his heart to his tongue...to the extremities, it became manifest in his honorable face...(peace be upon him). Everyone who beheld his bright vision saw truthfulness and was assured that his face was absolutely not the face of a liar!! We are in need for the type of duaat who transmit truthfulness with their speech and deeds so much so that truthfulness becomes a natural disposition swimming through their veins, emerging through their outward behavior, so that when the people see them they say, "These are not the faces of liars!" We are also in need of duaat who are beautified with moral excellence, who stay away from selfishness and agitation, who persevere through their tranquility, who are moderate in their manner of speaking in all circumstances in such a way that the people are able to look at their characteristics and say, "These are the characteristics of Prophets!" Surely truthfulness in carrying our dawa is a cause for people to accept our religion, and we should not be like the actor on the stage who shows the people the opposite of what he really is. In this case, the reality of such a daa'iya is quickly revealed and the people rush away from him. It was reported that one of the Salaf [pious predecessors] used to affect people and bring them to tears while admonishing them, to the point that you could hear them crying loudly. Yet someone else may have given a better speech in the same gathering and may have been more knowledgeable, but he could not affect their hearts nor bring them to tears! So his son asked him about this one day and his response was, "The weeping of the mother who lost her beloved is not like the weeping of the one who is paid to do so." Therefore the first mean for the success of the daai'ya is: His truthfulness in carrying his dawa, his seriousness in it and truthfulness in words and deeds must be his method and characteristic of him. Elegant sweet words are not most important - even if they are required - more important is truthfulness, that he is in harmony with himself, and his speech comes from the heart. Long ago it was said: "If a word comes from the heart it will land in the heart... and if it comes from the tongue it will not even pass the ears!! From "Moral Code of the Daa`iya" by Shaykh Salman al-`Awdah
  4. Prayers Please

    I'm so sorry for your baby. To Allah we belong and to Him is our return. May Allah give you patience and stregnth. So difficult to console anyone in this situation. May Allah give you sabr and bless you.
  5. Prayers Please

    May Allah give your son the best of health, wealth and Emaan. May Allah make a suce of great blessing for your family. May Allah support your son and you and give you strength in times of difficulty, may Allah make your son a shining light of this Ummah. Ameen.
  6. Arsalan's Blog

    I dont understand...
  7. Arsalan's Blog

    Salams. Good advice. Thanks
  8. The Hardship Of The Muslims In Car

    Thank you for this. I recommend another video about assisination squads in kenya who are given free reign to murder muslims - young and old in cold blood - no due process or court or trial. These squades are professionally trained killer who have been schoold by international intelligence agencies. These methods are already employed in communist regiemes like Russia, but are now entering so called "democracies". Its on our doorstep. Al Jazeera link: http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/KenyaDeathSquads/ The video can also be found on youtube
  9. Arsalan's Blog

    Regarding DUA to Allah: Allah’s promise to the believers Allah has asserted in no uncertain language about Him listening to our dua. Consider the following verses from the Quran and prophet’s (s)Hadith: Allah says: (Interpretation of the meaning): “And your Lord said: Invoke Me (i.e. believe in My Oneness (Islamic Monotheism) and ask Me for anything) I will respond to your (invocation). Verily, those who scorn My worship [i.e. do not invoke Me, and do not believe in My Oneness, (Islamic Monotheism)] they will surely enter Hell in humiliation!” [surah Ghaafir, 40:60] http://www.iqrasense.com/dua-from-quran-and-hadith/regarding-dua-to-Allah-allahs-promise-to-the-believers.html
  10. They have been bringing freedom and demcracy to the world since the last 300 years. Here is a recent example of the liberalist fascist method of brining freedom of expression to the muslims. Fallujah - The massacres. 1000s were murdered. No one knows their names or faces, column inches are not devoted to them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9fvR9l7ITE
  11. Arsalan's Blog

    Freedom is the right to dignity, life property and thought. Everything else in the understanding of what is "freedom" is grey . However the freedom of thought does not imply the freedom of expression. The later can lead to a great deal of evil, incitement to violence and dehumanisation, corruption and hurt. The recent and most unfortunate events in France in January are extremely sad and there is no justificaiton for these Vigilante methods. Muslims must realise that we need to defend of the honour of the Prophet by setting a good example as muslims and living as proper guests in the countries of our residence. The Blasphmers would be dealt within an Islamic court but not by random methods of justice and wanton violence, this can lead to alot of trouble in society as muslims are experiencing. We need to act with wisdom and need to spread the spiritual teachings of Islam, These offensive cartoons are getting so much media attention alot more around the world then they ever had in 30 years. All because of two men who made the wrong choice to talke the law into their own hands. Beautiful blessed Ayah of Quran that gives solace to the muslimeen in these difficult times... Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 186: لَتُبْلَوُنَّ فِي أَمْوَالِكُمْ وَأَنفُسِكُمْ وَلَتَسْمَعُنَّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ وَمِنَ الَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُوا أَذًى كَثِيرًا وَإِن تَصْبِرُوا وَتَتَّقُوا فَإِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ الْأُمُورِ Assuredly ye will be tried in your property and in your persons, and ye will hear much wrong from those who were given the Scripture before you, and from the idolaters. But if ye persevere and ward off (evil), then that is of the steadfast heart of things. (English - Pickthal) Quran
  12. What Has Happened To The Forum?

    I agree with the point in particular regarding long MINDFUL DISCUSSIONS, many peoples attention span and patience to learn and engage has wilted with the onset of mobile technology and small chit chat on social media. The hashtag generation I call it. Why type long paragraphs and try and challenge yourself and others in THOUGHTFUL AND INTELLECTUAL DISCUSSIONS as can be often found in internet forums, when you can go on youtube and passively watch another video about Islam and atheism. Your right it’s the lure of social media.
  13. What Has Happened To The Forum?

    Totally agree on the promotion of Islamic knowledge point. Its quite effective on forums . Its even more important now to promote the correct image of Islam theoretically at least. And secondly to get muslims practicing the true spirit of our faith. In the current harsh environment for muslins, mass media communications even at the level of discussion forums can have a positive effect on dawah. Personally I would be the first to admit that my sense of humour does get me in a lot of trouble and strong opinions or a rash attitude does get me in trouble!! But that’s life! J I wouldn’t say I have knowledge ( no way! ). I would say I have ideas and thoughts I like to share as does anyone and alhamdoulillah if there some knowledge in there then that is a blessing. It would be inshAlah good to get involved more, but my life is so hectic ( no joke)!
  14. What Has Happened To The Forum?

    Bro Dot its not like that :D Basically I like this forum, but I dont get time anymore to do more posts. The spare time goes on social media and well life is very very busy and demanding. When I was younger I had alot of time for forums but now its difficult to sit on a computer for other then work. I think another issue is in recent years, mobile technology has taken over in the social media area as well and so people converse alot more on those platforms.If you can get your forum somehow converted so it is easy to use n mobile technology this may actually get it even more active. There is an app i thnk called TapTalk that does this for example. However it depends on the design build of your forum.. :) Biut you would get alot of small pointless talk as well. Perhaps you should promote your page on social media inshAllah? I have quite an active page I am and can show you it if you like
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