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  1. Wierd/scary Experiences

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabrakatahu, Insha’Allah you are in the best of health and imaan. "In the last few weeks i've had weird and somewhat scary experiences at night.. On the first occasion, I'd just fallen sleep, only to wake up ten minutes later to a huge weight pressing down on me from on top of the duvet.. When i looked it was nothing.. i couldn't move or scream when i tried to.. and all the while i kept reciting the kalimah in my head, it lasted a minute or so and then the weight eased off.. The second time happened last night.. It was half hour before fajr salah, just like the last time. I was lying face down and had just closed my eyes.. Then suddenly the same thing happened, only this time i could feel something holding me down by the back of my neck.. THe same kind of weight, i was totally paralyzed for a few minutes.. Kept reading my kalimah and then it disappeared.. Lastly, my mum told me she had a similar experience in her room a while back, only she saw a figure dressed in black with a faded face, it stood at the foot of her bed for a short while before falling on top of her bed rendering her paralyzed for a few minutes like me.. I dont know whats happening in our household but its scaring the life outta me.." Any help would be appraciated, JazakAllah Khuryun Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabrakatahu
  2. Opening To 'illuminate'

    بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu Dear Brothers, Sisters & Friends :j: :sl: you are all in the best of health and imaan. “The spirit of faith is the flame of reality, the life of humanity and the cause of eternal illumination.” I welcome you to my blog and hope that it will hold some light for you within it :sl: . Quotes, such as the one above have always touched a deep part of me. In such few words they catch the meaning of life and so much more. I hope in some way it reflects what is held in this blog. :no: Fi'aminillah Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  3. Inspirational Short Stories

    بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, This thread will allow you to add comments, thoughts or views on any stories in the topic (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?showtopic=156614"]Inspirational Short Stories[/url]. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  4. Lost My Job ,make Dua For Me

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, Ameen. :sl: it really is good to hear that you strive to get a halal income. The advise your best friend gave you would be the best one anyone can give. Be patient and with time you will get what you need :sl: .You seem to be have alot going for you, just in need of an opportunity to come up. It would also be best to some way or another keep using your skills or you will lose them as said you were. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  5. The Regrets About Her

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, I hate to say it, but that is why Islam provides us with limits and boundaries and you both over stepped them. It seems that you know that and have learnt your lesson. It would be best that you let go of any contact you have with her, if you have not done so already. As advised before you should apologise, but also repent to Allah SWT. You being present in her life will not help her to move on; with the feelings she has for you. It is now up to her what she does, she has to decide to move on and take that step. She knows her duties and responsibilities and when she is ready she will act on them. There is nothing you can do for her but make dua for her. Your wife being a good friend of hers can advise her and give her support as a friend. Let it go and move on, its time she did the same. Your wife seems very understanding and supportive, you are blessed to have her. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  6. Inspirational Short Stories

    بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, As requested by Brother Subhaanallaah & Sister UmAhmad I open this thread (it is solely down to these two that I even opened a blog). It will only consist of a collection of Inspirational Short Stories. I take no credit for what is posted here. :sl: it will give you something to reflect on and inspire you. If you have any comments or thought to say, please click (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?showtopic=156615"]here[/url]. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  7. Inspirational Short Stories

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Look at a Man Who Will Enter Paradise ________________________________________ [using large font size is not allowed] One day the Prophet peace be upon him looked at a man and said, "Whoever likes to look at a man who will enter Paradise, let him look at this man." Abdullah Ibn Abbas, who was present and heard this comment, followed the man who was favoured with this promise. He asked his permission to be his guest which the man accepted. After observing him for three consecutive nights, without seeing anything extraordinary about him, Abdullah Ibn Abbas said, "I don't see anything about you which qualifies you to enter Paradise more than the rest of us. Can you remember one special thing you do of which I may not be aware." After thinking for sometime the man said, "Nothing is outstanding in my life except one thing, may be, that I go to bed with a pure and sound heart towards my friends (meaning to forgive others of their bad qualities and to think good of everybody)." Then Ibn Abbas exclaimed, "This is exactly what qualifies you to enter paradise." Source: from the book "Luminaries of Islam" by Arafat K.El-Ashi[using large font size is not allowed]
  8. Lost My Job ,make Dua For Me

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, You lack self belief, the above 3 statements you made show that. All of the above can be changed. At such times when in such a predicament you can and have to come above the things you think you can't do. Some of them will take time, in the meantime look out for any job that you get accepted for and keep an eye out for jobs that you want at the same time. Stop saying you can't or that you will fail, for the sake of yourself and your wife come above that and give this your best. There are always jobs around so :sl: it won't take to long to find another. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  9. How Can You Tell When Allah Sends You Signs?

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, Dear Sister, firstly I’d like to say, you are not messed up at all. Any person that goes through the experiences you have do feel and have the same thoughts as you have been and are currently. Unlike some people you have had experiences which have left you with scars and deep fears. I don’t think your situation is impossible to deal with, infact I have known Sisters in similar positions who have got married. They also told there their partner beforehand, if not themselves then by some family member. The reactions of their partners were that only a fool would turn away from someone who has dealt with what you have and similar reactions like that. Its hard to have trust in any man after what you have been though, but believe me not all will turn away after what they hear about what you have to say. They may be amazed and it will show them that you are indeed special and strong in character. Take the chance and say it, and whatever happens next trust that it will be for the best of you. Your capable of alot more then you give yourself credit for. Maybe this meeting someone out of the blue is a sign to give you hope or to tell you have not been forsaken regardless of what happens, Allahu Alim. Just don't let the past taint beauty of the present. If you wish for me to expand further or ask anything else please feel free to email me, you are always welcome. Remember: If Allah (SWT) answers your prayers, He is increasing your "Faith"; If He (SWT) delays, He is increasing your "Patience"; If He (SWT) does not answer, He has "Something better for you" :sl: it goes smoothly for you. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  10. Inspirational Short Stories

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Good News for the Poor People ________________________________________ [using large font size is not allowed] Once, Abu Dardaa (RA) was sitting in company with his students when his wife came and said to him, "You are sitting here with your students and we haven't got a pinch of flour left with us in the house." Abu Dardaa (RA) said to her, "Good lady, before us there is a valley hard to travel (The Day of Judgement) and only such people can traverse it successfully who travel light." Hearing this, his wife went away, satisfied with the reply, and did not complain any more about her needs. Abdu Dardaa (RA) once said, "We have food and the rich also have food; we wear clothes and the rich also wear clothes. The rich people possess wealth, which exceeds their requirements, and they just see it without using it. We can also look at wealth (possessed by others) without using it. We are equal in this respect, but the rich will be required to render an account, on the Day of Resurrection, for holding extra wealth in their possession. We are free from Reckoning, for, we have nothing in our possession." Story from "Fadhail-e-Sadaqaa Part II", translated by Prof. Abdul Karim.[using large font size is not allowed]
  11. Nervous

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, :sl: to all those above, great advice. I think you do have a problem that is common with many people. Standing up before people and presenting something can always try your nerves as said before preparation and being well reversed is the key to making things go smoothly. It would also help that you feel at ease with who you are, when you wish to say something you should go ahead and do so. Even though you may not feel comfortable, with time you will ease into this and being able to say your opinions. We all learn from one another sis and you could have a very valuable point to share, in some way it also kills the purpose of yourself being here when you chose to close yourself off in this way. You cannot gain confidence from the praise or gratitude from others. That itself comes from you, if you are comfortable in your own skin and do not feel that your opinions are stupid you will be fine. You have to see your own worth before you push to achieve it. I wish you well with your presentation Sister, do let us know how it goes :sl: Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  12. Blackout In Besieged Gaza City

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, Ameen. At times like this we can only remember our Lord, and keep our Brothers and Sister in our Dua's :sl: . Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  13. Emaan- Faith

    بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, Ameen Wa'iyaakum. Brother Ajmal, I'm glad you have had the benefit of being able to experience such a moment. Moments such as those cannot be planned or fitted into our daily lives, although there are times where they are most suitable to put aside time for them. Its usually the ones you least expect and do not plan ahead that take the most effect. Another thing I would add is not to get to comfortable in your routine life. Some of us have a fixed timetable for life and some of us don’t. None the less sometimes it goes against us and we become so fixed into this routine that we do reach to become better. We do not reach out and set ourselves goals to achieve higher. There are many that have had a set routine for so long and are now too comfortable in it that they are too lazy to change it. Even though they know they should, even though they know they themselves are at fault for limiting themselves and going beyond what they have achieved so far. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  14. I Did It!

    بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, Brother Jazza2246, unless you are 100% sure that your friends didn't come with an 'excuse' of a cold it would really be best you refrain from saying that. First glance it can seem that way. After all it was nice of them to offer and its understandable that they may want to back off as this is unknown territory to them and it can be scary to walk into that area. I'm sure you understand that feeling too. Even if it so, maybe they just need a little more encouragement and support in taking that step. I only mean that as a gentle reminder. It is great to hear you were welcomed by the Brothers, it does seem that you got over your nerves quite quickly. You didn't even mention the nervousness of praying with others surrounding you for the first time. Alhamdulillah, things have truly looked up for you. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  15. Sisters Marriage Problems

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, Brother, that was just meant as an example. It was just a what if scenario to put across his point. It does not seem he is comparing culture and Islam, he's just trying to say that depending on what your culture consists of it could conflict against Islam. Anyway I think this will be the last I speak of this, like I said above this is kinda off topic. The problem here is solved and unless you have something to add in reference to that it would probably be best you create a new thread if you wish to discuss this further. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  16. Sisters Marriage Problems

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, If that was for me, I do already understand what you are saying Brother. I agree that if any part of a culture conflicts with Islam then it should be disregarded. However, I do not agree that one part makes a whole rubbish. I also think this may be going way off topic if we start discussing culture and conflicts. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  17. Visiting A Masjid

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, Thought I'd add that the new thread in conclusion to this one is now (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?showtopic=160007&st=0&p=593220entry593220"]here[/url]. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  18. I Did It!

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, I was wondering when you would post your experience, although I forget to look here for it. Alhamdulillah, its great to hear it went well. I have the same questions as Sister Aamina so won't bother repeating them. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  19. Sisters Marriage Problems

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, Alhamdulillah, thats great news Brother. Even though your mother have had time to adjust to the idea, it may be a while before it eases off her mind. It just needs time :sl: As for the whole culture business that has been mentioned here. Sister nawal, it would seem only meant her comment in reference to racism being involved in culture. If racism was to be involved in culture then not many people would see that culture with much value. I agree with you here, sometimes it is the people within the culture that create such things and at times the culture itself is not at fault. The Brother you have directed this question to only meant that, if a culture has anything like racism as part of it, it would conflict with Islam. Not that they are all alike and not that anyone in a culture is in conflict with Islam. But if things within it did conflict with Islam then it wouldn't be right. Correct me if I'm wrong but thats how I interpreted the replies here, I think you may be just misreading it. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  20. Sisters Marriage Problems

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, It's nice to hear back from you Brother. Alhamdulillah, no need to thank us. Glad we could help. If you don't mind me asking, how is everything with your family and Sister? :sl: the matter has eased for your family and will be accepted among them. Don't hesitate to come back if there is anything else we could help with. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  21. Inspirational Short Stories

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] The Man Plucked Out his Eye ________________________________________ [using large font size is not allowed] Ka'ab relates, once at the time of Prophet Musa (AS), there was a drought. The Bani Israeel asked him to pray for rain. Prophet Musa told them to come with him to the mountain. When they climbed the mountain he said to his people, "Whoever has committed a sin? then do not follow me." They all turned back down the mountain except for one man. He was blind from one eye and known to the people as Barkh. Prophet Musa asked him, "Did you not hear what I said?" "Yes" he replied. Prophet Musa asked again, "Have you never committed a sin?" Barkh paused and then replied, "I cannot remember committing a sin except for one, but I do not know whether it is regarded as a sin. I will mention in to you and if it is a sin I shall return." Prophet Musa enquired, "What is it?" Barkh replied, "Once I happened to pass the door of a house which was open. I glanced in and saw somebody, but I was not able to tell whether it was a man or a woman. I said to my eye, 'Out of my whole body you hurried to commit a sin, you cannot remain with me anymore', so I plucked out my eye. If this is a sin, I will return." Prophet Musa assured him that he had not sinned and then told him to pray for rain. They prayed to Allah, "Oh Almighty, whatever you have does not finish. There is no end to your treasures; you cannot be accused of being miserly. Oh Allah show us your mercy and send forth rain." The narrator states that they both walked home in the mud. From 'Stories of the Pious', by Maulana Ahmed Ali, originally recorded in Rowdh.[using large font size is not allowed]
  22. Visiting A Masjid

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, Thats great news Brother, Alhamdulillah. I look forward to reading your full experience when you post it tomorrow :sl: Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  23. Visiting A Masjid

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, I should have added this to my earlier comment. There is no need to say sorry, its no big deal Brother. No offense taken, no worries. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  24. Visiting A Masjid

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, Alhamdulillah, its must bring back alot of memories. Ameen Lastly, just so I don't leave you under any misconceptions, I just wanted to correct that I am not a Bro. Its a mistake that is made alot so no worries. Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
  25. Visiting A Masjid

    ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÍúãäö ÇáÑøóÍöíãö[using large font size is not allowed] Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu, Brother IBowOnly2Allah, its good to have you join us. I mentioned your name here and gave a link to your post. This topic reminded me of your post, I hope thats ok. Thought it would help to read a similar experience. As for your question, this should answer it: Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatahu
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