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  1. EYES WITH ITS OWN PURPOSE AND LIFE PHILOSOPHY 1. Protect your physical eyesight the best way you can. Avoid misuse as it may weaken our inner sight and intuitive sense. 2. It is all right to have blurry eyesight or be blind altogether, as this would only create hardship in this world. If our inner sight is blurry or blind, it would cause misery in the Hereafter where we spend eternity. 3. Physical eyesight is similar to car lights: if we frequently misuse it, the car battery becomes weak; the same is true for the physical eyesight, if we misuse it frequently by looking at the forbidden, it will weaken the heart. 4. The eyes are a part of the body with its own purpose and life philosophy. Among them are: i. A casual glance means looking while preoccupied. ii. A sideways glance means that there is a secret to be seen or something to be suspicious of, or the intent is to look without being noticed. iii. Staring intently means the subject being looked at is being contemplated deeply. iv. Eyes opening wide is a reaction of surprise or anger at the subject. v. Looking in a particular direction for a length of time while the body remains still probably means that the mind is busy fantasizing or thinking about the past or wondering what is the future. vi. Looking around with a wide-eyed look is a sign of being spellbounded or overwhelmed with the environment, perhaps with a feeling of strangeness, terror or disgust. vii. Squinting means signalling someone else, perhaps to indicate interest towards the other person. viii. Closing the eyes means sleepiness or an attempt to recall something that has been forgotten. ix. Playing with the eyes or moving them rapidly while squinting means playfulness. This is usually used towards children. x. Looking around wildly means fear or watchfulness over someone committing a crime, or if there`s something being searched for or if there`s someone suspicious to look out for. xi. Devious looks, someone who likes to look at women or women who like to look at men with uncontrolled sexual desires. xii. If the eyes are closed with a frown or scowl, this means either trying to withstand pain or sensing food that is bitter, sour or hot. xiii. If the eyes are tired or sleepy between opening and closing, it shows someone is sleepy and wants to go to sleep. xiv. Bedroom eyes along with a lethargic body, sorry but it has to be said, it shows that someone is already too aroused. 5. The things that we see through our eyes are able to remind us of Allah Taala, but they could also make us forget to remember Allah. 6.The things we see through our eyes are able to make our hearts feel the greatness and awesomeness of Allah or simply able to make us feel the beauty or greatness of the things we look at. 7. Our physical eyes can distract our inner sense if we see things without an awareness of Allah. However, our eyes can enlighten our inner sense if we are aware of Allah when we look at things.
  2. Secularism, In Islam

    Secularism, in Islam, is to carry out the activities in this world whether in the fields of economy, politics, education, administration, culture, communications and so on in complete separation from religion or without any connection whatsoever with the Hereafter; in other words, secularism is a concept that touches purely on worldly matters. It does not have any connection with the Hereafter. Secularism means life on earth will end on earth. If there is profit made, it will only be for this world. If there is loss suffered, it will also be only for this world. If a person is poor, it will only be for this world and if a person is rich, it will also only be for this world. It will not be questioned in the Hereafter. Rewards for good and bad deeds are irrelevant as life exists only in this world and it does not go beyond that. In secularism, the shariah (rule of Allah) is not taken into account. In fact, the shariah has no place in life. In secularism, God does not involve Himself in the lives of man. As such, man can do anything he likes. What is important is profit. What is required is development and progress. The important thing is to gain victory and success no matter how, even if the prohibited (haram) have to be made permissible (halal). Time should not be wasted on deciding between the permissible and the prohibited. The dos and don`ts too are not considered. In secularism, the world is not a bridge to the Hereafter or a farm for the Hereafter. Whatever happens in this world will end in this world. In secularism, there is no reward for good or bad deeds. There is no life in the Hereafter or there is no concern for life in the Hereafter. If there is at all any belief in the Hereafter, it is not taken seriously as though it is not there or it needs to be forgotten. In fact, some secularists dislike the Hereafter. When we mention the "Hereafter", they make a wry face to show disgust. Whoever mentions the Hereafter is considered old-fashioned, backward and non-progressive. After analyzing and debating the meaning of secularism, we now know that those who are secular belong to many groups. They can be divided into many categories. Among them are as follows: 1. The Pure Secularists The group who do not believe in the existence of God or the Hereafter and who believe that religion is man-made and is opiate to the masses. They believe the universe came to exist naturally and on its own accord. Those who are of this belief are communists, atheists or "free thinkers". These are the pure secularists. 2. The Secularists Who Have Been Led Astray This group comprises of infidels who believe in God, the Hereafter and religion but who do not know God. Their belief of the Hereafter is not accurate. They have been led astray in religion. God is not involved in their worldly lives and their lives are totally separated from religion. These are secularists who have been led astray. 3. Muslim Secularists who Believe in the Existence of God. These are Muslims who believe in the existence and unity of God and their knowledge of God is accurate. They also accurately believe in the Hereafter. Only, their religion is restricted merely to acts of devotions. Due to ignorance, all matters of life like economy, politics, education, the struggle and so on are separated from Islam. The Islamic shariah has no place in their lives except only in acts of devotions. Other than in devotions, they can accept any ideology or ism or whatever is formulated by the human mind. These are secularists because they are unbecoming (fasik). 4. Secularists Due to Being Tyranous (Zalim) These are Muslims who believe as above but are also committed to the fact that Islam is a complete way of life. They believe that Islam is a religion for all aspects of life. Islam is a religion of devotion, a religion of politics, a religion of administration, a religion of economy, and a religion of education. But perhaps out of fear of a certain group of people or because they are not prepared to face any serious consequences or due to some personal interests or out of fear or shame that they will be branded as old-fashioned, they forgo the shariah except in acts of devotion. In other aspects of life, the shariah does not become the rule and discipline. These people become secularists because they are tyrants (zalim) for not placing the truth in its proper place or for misplacing the truth. 5. Secularists Who Inadvertently Change Their Intention Muslims who carry out acts of devotion, the struggle, economy, politics, communications and so on according to the shariah, but not because of Allah Taala as it formally was. Instead, they do it now out of pride and self-conceit and to gain fame, glamour, rank, or money, whether they realize it or not. Because of this, the reward for their good deeds do not reach the Hereafter. These people become secularists because they inadvertently change their intentions. 6. Secularists Due to Secular Elements or Who Attach Too Much Importance to the World This group is more refined than the groups above. These people do everything according to the shariah. But because they attach too much importance to life in the world compared to life in the Hereafter to the extent that they are not prepared to pay the tithes and they become miserly. They do not like to do good and they do not like to help other people. They do not like to give alms. They prefer only to accumulate their wealth and they become greedy. These people become secularists because they do things that contain secular elements or things that are secular in nature or they attach too much importance to the world. That, briefly, is the meaning of secularism from the Islamic viewpoint that I understand. So, secularism gives importance to the worldly. Although some secularists believe in the Hereafter, they do not take it seriously or they purposely forget it and they do not take any heed. This is because their hearts cling and are tied to life in this world. It is even worse if they do not believe in the Hereafter at all. Their lives will only be solely for the world. It is also even worse if they are absolutely worldly oriented or they are truly pure secularists. So we see at this end of time, the majority of the world population are secular, whether they believe that this life will end here on earth and there is no Hereafter or whether they still believe in the Hereafter but at heart and by attitude, they put more importance to life on earth. It is here that a lot of Muslims have fallen into secularism. Even if they do not believe in pure secularism, at least the spray of secularism has attacked Muslims and this is the secret why Muslims cannot unite. The hearts of Muslims have been destroyed by this spray of secularism. This is my view and opinion. If there is any truth in it, surely it is from Allah Taala , the All Knowing. If there are mistakes and errors, they are due solely to my own weakness and shortcomings, being one who did not have high education.
  3. He was one of the first eight persons to accept Islam. He was one of the ten persons (al-'asharatu-l mubash-shirun) who were assured of Paradise by the Noble Prophet (saw). He was one of the six persons chosen by 'Umar (ra) to form the council of shura to choose the Khalifah after his death. His name in Jahiliyah days was 'Abdu 'Amr. But when he accepted Islam the Noble Prophet SAW called him 'Abdur-Rahman - the servant of the Beneficent God. 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) became a Muslim before the Prophet SAW entered the house of al-Arqam. In fact, it is said that he accepted Islam only two days after Abu Bakar as-Siddiq (ra) did so. 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) did not escape the punishment which the early Muslims suffered at the hands of the Quraysh. He bore this punishment with steadfastness as they did. He remained firm as they did. And when they were compelled to leave Makkah for Abyssinia because of the continuous and unbearable persecution, 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) also went. He returned to Makkah when it was rumored that conditions for the Muslims had improved, but when these rumors proved to be false, he left again for Abyssinia on a second hijrah. He later returned to Makkah again from where he made the hijrah to Madinah. Soon after arriving in Madinah, the Prophet SAW in the unique manner began pairing off the Muhajirin and the Ansar. This established a firm bond of brotherhood and was meant to strengthen social cohesion and ease the destitution of the Muhajirin. 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) was linked by the Prophet SAW with Sa'd ibn ar-Rabi'ah (ra). Sa'd (ra) in the spirit of generosity and magnanimity with which the Ansar greeted the Muhajirin, said to 'Abdur-Rahman (ra): "My brother! Among the people of Madinah I have the most wealth. I have two orchards and I have two wives. See which of the two orchards you like and I shall vacate it for you and which of my two wives is pleasing to you and I will divorce her for you." 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) must have been embarrassed and said in reply: "May Allah SAW bless you in your family and your wealth. But just show me where the suq is." 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) went to the market place and began trading with whatever little resources he had. He bought and sold and his profits grew rapidly. Soon he was sufficiently well off and was able to get married. He went to the Noble Prophet with the scent of perfume lingering over him. "Mahyam, O 'Abdur-Rahman!" exclaimed the Prophet SAW - "mahyam" being a word of Yemeni origin which indicates pleasant surprise. "I have gotten married," replied 'Abdur-Rahman (ra). "And what did you give your wife as mahr?" "The weight of a nuwat in gold." "You must have a walimah (wedding feast) even if it is with a single sheep. And may Allah SWT bless you in your wealth," said the Prophet SAW with obvious pleasure and encouragement. Thereafter 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) grew so accustomed to business success that he said if he lifted a stone he expected to find gold or silver under it! 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) distinguished himself in both the battles of Badr and Uhud. At Uhud he remained firm throughout and suffered more than twenty wounds, some of them deep and severe. Even so, his physical jihad was matched by his jihad with his wealth. Once the Prophet SAW was preparing to dispatch an expeditionary force. He summoned his companions and said: "Contribute sadaqah for I want to dispatch an expedition." 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) went to his house and quickly returned. "O Messenger of Allah SAW," he said, "I have four thousand (dinars). I give two thousand as a qard to my Lord and two thousand I leave for my family." When the Prophet SAW decided to send an expedition to distant Tabuk - this was the last ghazwah of his life that he mounted - his need for finance and material was not greater than his need for men, for the Byzantine forces were a numerous and well-equipped foe. That year in Madinah was one of drought and hardship. The journey to Tabuk was long, more than a thousand kilometers. Provisions were in short supply. Transport was at a premium, so much so that a group of Muslims came to the Prophet SAW pleading to go with him but he had to turn them away because he could find no transport for them. These men were sad and dejected and came to be known as the Bakka'in, or the Weepers, and the army itself was called the Army of Hardship ('Usrah). The Prophet SAW urged his companions to give generously for the war effort in the path of Allah SWT and assured them they would be rewarded. The Muslims' response to the Prophet's call was immediate and generous. In the forefront of those who responded was 'Abdur-Rahman ibn 'Awf. He donated two hundred awqiyah of gold whereupon 'Umar ibn al-Khattab (ra) said to the Prophet (saw): "I have (now) seen 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) committing a wrong. He has not left anything for his family." "Have you left anything for your family, 'Abdur-Rahman?" asked the Prophet (saw). "Yes," replied 'Abdur-Rahman (ra), "I have left for them more than what I give and better." "How much?" inquired the Prophet SAW. "What Allah SWT and His Messenger SAW have promised of sustenance, goodness and reward," replied 'Abdur-Rahman (ra). The Muslim army eventually left for Tabuk. There, 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) was blessed with an honor which was not conferred on anyone till then. The time of Salat came and the Prophet SAW was not there. The Muslims chose 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) as their imam. The first two rak'at of the Salat were almost completed when the Prophet SAW joined the worshipers and performed the Salat behind 'Abdur-Rahman ibn 'Awf. Could there be a greater honor conferred on anyone than to have been the imam of the most honored of Allah's creation, the imam of the Prophets, the imam of Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah SAW! When the Prophet SAW passed away, 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) took on the responsibility of looking after the needs of his family, the Ummahat al-Mu'minin. He would go with them wherever they wanted to and he even performed Hajj with them to ensure that all their needs were met. This is a sign of the trust and confidence that he enjoyed on the part of the Prophet's family. 'Abdur-Rahman's support for the Muslims and the Prophet's wives in particular was well-known. Once he sold a piece of land for forty thousand dinars and he distributed the entire amount among the Banu Zahrah (the relatives of the Prophet's mother Aminah - ra), the poor among the Muslims and the Prophet's wives. When 'A'ishah (ra) received some of this money she asked: "Who has sent this money?" She was told it was 'Abdur-Rahman (ra), whereupon she said: "The Messenger of Allah SAW said: 'No one will feel compassion towards you after I die except the sabirin (those who are patient and resolute).'" The prayer of the Noble Prophet SAW that Allah SWT should bestow barakah on the wealth of 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) appeared to be with 'Abdur-Rahman all his life. He became the richest man among the companions of the Prophet SAW. His business transactions invariably met with success and his wealth continued to grow. His trading caravans to and from Madinah grew larger and larger bringing to the people of Madinah wheat, flour, butter, cloths, utensils, perfume and other commodities, and exporting whatever surplus produce they had. One day, a loud rumbling sound was heard coming from beyond the boundaries of Madinah, normally a calm and peaceful city. The rumbling sound gradually increased in volume. In addition, clouds of dust and sand were stirred up and blown in the wind. The people of Madinah soon realized that a mighty caravan was entering the city. They stood in amazement as seven hundred camels laden with goods moved into the city and crowded the streets. There was much shouting and excitement as people called to one another to come out and witness the sight and see what goods and sustenance the camel caravan had brought. 'A'ishah (ra) heard the commotion and asked: "What is this that's happening in Madinah?" and she was told: "It is the caravan of 'Abdur-Rahman ibn 'Awf which has come from Syria bearing his merchandise." "A caravan making all this commotion?" she asked in disbelief. "Yes, O Umm al-Mu'minin. There are seven hundred camels." 'A'ishah (ra) shook her head and gazed in the distance as if she was trying to recall some scene or utterance of the past and then she said: "I have heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) say: 'I have seen 'Abdur-Rahman ibn 'Awf entering Paradise creeping.'" Why creeping? Why should he not enter Paradise leaping and at a quick pace with the early companions of the Prophet SAW? Some friends of his related to 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) the hadith which 'A'ishah (ra) had mentioned. He remembered that he had heard the hadith more than once from the Prophet (saw) and he hurried to the house of 'A'ishah (ra) and said to her: "Ya Ammah! Have you heard that from the Messenger of Allah SAW?" "Yes," she replied. "You have reminded me of a hadith which I have never forgotten," he is also reported to have said. He was so over-joyed and added: "If I could, I would certainly like to enter Paradise standing. I swear to you, ya Ammah, that this entire caravan with all its merchandise, I will give fi sabilillah (in the Way of Allah)." And so he did. In a great festival of charity and righteousness, he distributed all that the massive caravan had brought to the people of Madinah and surrounding areas. This is just one incident that showed what type of man 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) was. He earned much wealth but be never remained attached to it for its own sake and he did not allow it to corrupt him. 'Abdur-Rahman's generosity did not stop there. He continued giving with both his hands, secretly and openly. Some of the figures mentioned are truly astounding: forty thousand dirhams of silver, forty thousand dinars of gold, two hundred awqiyah of gold, five hundred horses to mujahidin setting out in the path of Allah SWT and one thousand five hundred camels to another group of mujahidin, four hundred dinars of gold to the survivors of Badar and a large legacy to the Ummahat al-Mu'minin - and the catalogue goes on. On account of this fabulous generosity, 'A'ishah (ra) said: "May Allah SWT give him to drink from the water of Salsabil (a spring in Paradise)." All this wealth did not corrupt 'Abdur-Rahman (ra) and did not change him. When he was among his workers and assistants, people could not distinguish him from them. One day, food was brought to him with which to end a fast. He looked at the food and said: "Mus'ab ibn 'Umayr (ra) has been killed. He was better than me. We did not find anything of his to shroud him with except what covered his head but left his legs uncovered Then Allah SWT endowed us with the (bounties of) the world I really fear that our reward has been bestowed on us early (in this world)." He began to cry and sob and could not eat. May 'Abdur-Rahman ibn 'Awf be granted felicity among "those who spend their substance in the cause of Allah SWT and follow up not their gifts with reminders of their generosity or with injury. For them their reward is with their Lord, and on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve." (The Qur'an, Surah al-Baqarah, 2:262) {Moderator note} This post violated forum rule #19. Action taken. View (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?act=boardrules"]details[/url]. and {Moderator note} This post violated forum rule #23. Action taken. 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  4. Sayidatina Fatimah (ra) is the youngest daughter of our beloved Prophet SAW. Out of all the children, she was the most beloved to him. He said, "The Queen of the ladies in Jannah is Fatimah." He also said, "Fatimah is part of my body. Whoever grieves her, grieves me." When Sayidatina Fatimah (ra) reached the age of fifteen, proposals for her marriage began to come from high and responsible families. But the Prophet SAW remained irresponsive. Sayidina Ali (ra), who was 21 at the time, says: "It occurred to me that I should go and make a formal proposal, but then I thought, `How could this be accomplished, for I possess nothing.` At last, encouraged by the Prophet`s kindness, I went to him and expressed my intention to marry Fatimah (ra). The Prophet SAW was extremely pleased and asked, `Ali! Do you possess anything to give her in Mahr?` I replied, `Apart from a horse and an armour I possess nothing.` The Prophet SAW said, `A soldier must, of course, have his horse. Go and sell away your armour." So, Sayidina Ali (ra) went and sold his armour to Sayidina Uthmaan (ra) for 480 Dirham and presented it to Rasulullah SAW. Bilaal (ra) was ordered by the Prophet SAW to bring some perfume and a few other things and Anas (ra) was sent to call Abu Bakar, Uthman, Talhah, Zubayr with some companions from the Ansaar (ra). When these men arrived and had taken their seats, the Prophet SAW recited the Khutbah (sermon) of Nikaah and gave Sayidatina Fatimah (ra) in marriage to Sayidina Ali (ra). He announced, "Bear you all witness that I have given my daughter Fatimah in marriage to Ali for 400 Mithqaal of silver and Ali has accepted." He then raised his head and made Dua saying, "O Allah, create love and harmony between these two. Bless them and bestow upon them good children." After the Nikaah, dates were distributed. When the time came for SayidatinaFatimah (ra) to go to Sayidina Ali`s (ra) house, she was sent without any clamour, hue and cry accompanied Umm Ayman (ra). After the `Isha Salaat, the Prophet SAW went to their house, took permission and entered. He asked for a basin of water, put his blessed hands into it and sprinkled it on both Sayidina Ali (ra) and Sayidatina Fatimah (ra) and made Dua for them. The sovereign of both worlds gave his beloved daughter a silver bracelet, two Yemeni sheets, four mattresses, one blanket, one pillow, one cup, one hand-grinding mill, one bedstead, a small water skin and a leather pitcher. In this simple fashion, the wedding of the daughter of the leader of the worlds was solemnised. In following this Sunnah method, a wedding becomes very simple and easy to fulfill.
  5. UNCONTROLLABLE NAFS' IS JUST LIKE DOGS UNCONTROLLABLE NAFS' IS JUST LIKE DOGS Uncontrollable nafs' is just like a dog. Dogs are greedy, do not care about cleanliness, barking and biting.Because of their greediness, dogs are always fighting for foods.Because of their filthiness, dogs devour carcass and dirt.They have the nature to bark at people and many would bit people and animal alike. Thus uncontrollable nafs'is just like dogs. Nafs' is greedy with its worldly wealth and its struggle leading to fightings and confrontations.Uncontrollable nafs' is prone to forbidden things which are filthy and disgusting ,cheating, lying, stealing, bribering,alcohols, free sosialisation, adultery, robbing. Barking the character of a dog is like one with a sharp tongue. Such as bad mouthing, ridiculing, slandering other people, also haste accusing, downgrading and cursing others,just like the dogs irritating and upsetting others. Similarly with uncontrollable nafs' is just like an angry dog. {Moderator note} This post violated forum rule #19. Action taken. View (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?act=boardrules"]details[/url]. and {Moderator note} This post violated forum rule #23. Action taken. View (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?act=boardrules"]details[/url].
  6. The Hidden Knowledge

    THE HIDDEN KNOWLEDGE Among these things are: One of the ways to foster mankind to be good is to endeavor to hurt his nafs (desire). A Muslim who dies in pain due to his physical disease, such pain obliterates his sins or he is awarded a high standing in heaven. But if he dies with the disease of his soul (heart), he goes to hell. A man who suffers physical disease, such disease affects his physical, but a man who suffers disease of the soul (heart) will destroy many things including total destruction on earth. We find it difficult to manage things or matters that we truly like or favor. Normally we often make mistakes in managing them. Most of us can talk about diseases of the soul (heart) but fail to detect such diseases within themselves. Hence, there are people who talk about arrogance, but the same time they are arrogant themselves. To nurture people informally and through our attitude (manners) is more effective than to give them knowledge and its theories. Unbrainy or uneducated people are destroyed by the most stupid of creations. In fact, the cleverest of people including professors as well are also destroyed by them: which is money and wealth. A race of people who have taqwa (fear of Allah) and knowledge, will have control over other races. But majority of races are not able to follow this path. So they control other races with their physical might and strength but this brings about too much destruction. People who own the world always have souls that are not at peace. People who own Allah have souls that are serene and at peace. As such, there are people who own the world but who commit suicide. This does not happen to people who have God. A person who commits suicide has created a bigger sin than a person who kills another person. Actually, problems of human life in this world can be easily solved if we know the secret; which is faith and taqwa (fear of Allah). With faith and taqwa, leaders will protect the people and will uphold justice, the wealthy will be generous, the poor will be patient, the knowledgeable will teach, the theologians will give advice and will foster people, and the youth (males and females) will contribute their energy. Every human will maintain his or her self respect and are by nature shy. Everyone will give priority to other people. Young children are shown love and care, those in school are not to be shown love and care openly and the grown-ups are shown warmth and regarded as friends and are brought into discussions. A person will be loved or will be given sympathy if he knows himself and is able to put himself in his proper place. It is the innate nature of man to love peace, love and care, sympathy, being helped and assisted, being respected and not being disturbed. But man always forget that sometimes and in fact in most cases, the thing that he does not like, occurs as a result of his own fault whether directly or indirectly. As an example, a tyrant will be treated with hate and spite and people will create trouble for him. There will be no peace for him. When there is no peace, the tyrant himself will suffer difficulty and will be threatened. When the rich and wealthy are misers, people will be envious and spiteful. They (the rich) will then have to bear the consequences. When one is arrogant, people hate him. If something happens that put him in difficulty, people will not care for him and they will not sympathize with him. So it is our attitude that sometimes invite calamity and adversity. The same analogy can be drawn from other evil attitudes. END. {Moderator note} This post violated forum rule #19. Action taken. View (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?act=boardrules"]details[/url]. and {Moderator note} This post violated forum rule #23. Action taken. View (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?act=boardrules"]details[/url].
  7. If One Nation Is Damaged

    If One Nation is Damaged If one nation is divided Often causing each other to fall The rich are greedy and miserly Very self important Each one seeking for profits, seeking for name Seeking for titles of honour Respect for one another no longer exist Even though between students to their teachers Children to their parents Citizens and their rulers The relationship between husbands and wives are merely biological relationships Each one mistrusting the other Leaders and the rich are proud, arrogant, and like to be praised All the elergy (ulama) are no longer recognised as ulama The citizens live (a life) that can no longer be disciplined Evil and disobedience occur openly with no shame The youths waste their time, living aimlessly Love and care, consideration, giving preference to others, have disappeared Backbiting, slandering and blaming have become the culture Matters that are obscene and loathesome are upheld All these originate from its foundation From a system of education that is damaged As it is developed by leaders in power whose thoughts (fikrah) and soul are damaged The environment and the state of society only continue to further enhance the situation As such, a nation needs to have a good leader So that a good education system can be advocated To rehabilitate the already chronic damage of the nation This will surely take hundreds of years to rehabilitate That is the case if a nation that has damaged its soul and its behaviour {Moderator note} This post violated forum rule #19. Action taken. View (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?act=boardrules"]details[/url]. and {Moderator note} This post violated forum rule #23. Action taken. View (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?act=boardrules"]details[/url].
  8. Independence Day

    With the celebration of Independence Day of our beloved country Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia [or any country you are living in] let us try to understand the true meaning of independence so that we may truly be an independent nation as independence has various definitions.Here are some of its interpretions for us to understand: Racial independence according to politics means independence from other racial colonialisation. Our own race with the governing power to determine the path with freedom from manmade ideologies. God's system being used for the living system as God is the Creator,the entire Universe and all creations are His. Economic independence means there is no individual or group monopolizing the economy with no discrimination, no barriers, no cruelty. There is even distribution of wealth among the people based on ability, affordability and needs. Mental independence means there is freedom for everyone to voice out opinions and thoughts Without any fear or worries.Cultural independence means every race have their own identity, having the freedom to have their own the attires, social interactions in their everyday life according to their own style without any need to imitate external foreign cultures.Education independence means everyone is given equal opportunity to receive education. Everyone is encouraged to receive knowldege in various fields and those eligible for financial support are given the chance without any fear of discrimination or cronyism. Religous independence means everyone given the freedom to practise their own faith and no one is allowed to belittle or hate one another on religous grounds. There is freedom of explanation in the search of the truth giving opportunity for everyone to have the true and clear faith as there is only one truth from God. However, there is one very important form of independence which is frequently forgotten and yet it is the one determining the peace and harmony in one's life. More importantly it even determines whether one goes to Heaven or Hell. Which form of independence is this? It is the independence from evil nafs, contributing to ill traits which has been destroying mankind, it has been destroying individuals and others including wealth and property.This independence means there is freedom from mazmumah or ill traits, the greatest destroyer which is then transformed to the beautiful serene mahmudah or noble traits. Freedom from destruction caused by hatred, arrogance, anger,slander. Freedom from vindictiveness, stinginess, greediness, laziness,inactive, self pride, self importance and glamour.These ill traits are offending almost everyone and would be replaced by kindness, humbleness, gentleness which are loved by all. Generosity, hardworking, bravery, forgivefullnes developed into a culture. Sincerity, thoughtfulness for others, all deeply felt in the heart. There is Love for God, fear Him, getting closer to Him, all to be felt in the heart. This is the "True Independence" {Moderator note} This post violated forum rule #19. Action taken. View (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?act=boardrules"]details[/url]. and {Moderator note} This post violated forum rule #23. Action taken. View (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?act=boardrules"]details[/url].
  9. WHICH IS EASIER, WORK FOR THE HEREAFTER OR WORK FOR THIS WORLD? WHICH IS EASIER, WORK FOR THE HEREAFTER OR WORK FOR THIS WORLD? There is not a single person who can deny that life on this world is temporary. Now, at the end of time, the longest that a person can live according to the world record is 150 years. After that everyone believes in death, and after death there is the Hereafter. Many people believe in the Hereafter, with only a few not believing in it.Muslims, in particular, firmly believe in the existence of the Hereafter, which is where life is eternal. The Hereafter has comfort and difficulties just like in this world, only that the level of comfort and difficulties between this world and the next is vastly different. As a rough example, this difference is akin to the comparable comfort of living in a tree to the comfort of living in a palace, while the comparable difficulties are that of an ant bite to being eaten by a hungry lion.The border between this world and the Hereafter is the Barzakh world, or the world in the grave. This is a waiting area where the dead are held before moving on to the Hereafter. There are comforts and difficulties here, too. The Barzakh world is comparable to a border between countries, where there are comforts and suffering, just like all other worlds.Although Muslims believe in the Hereafter, the Barzakh between this world and the Hereafter, as well as that the comforts and suffering that exist there are greater than the comforts and suffering in this world, they are frequently forgetting it. If Allah Taala let us feel the difference right now, then all people would quickly push aside everything of this world and dedicated everything for the Hereafter.Even so, because human beings initially live their lives in this world, this world which is closer and cheaper, they experience the comforts and sufferings in this world first. They fall in love with their lives here. They become neglectful, distracted, and forget the lives they will live in the Hereafter.Due to this, they will dedicate all their time and effort to chase after the comfort and avoid the sufferings in this world. They will rack their brains, work their limbs day and night diligently despite whatever obstacles come in their way. Although they suffer with hardships that inflict them, they face them determinedly. Sometimes if they are searching for profit, they will suffers losses, or if they are searching for luxury, they will find misery. Happiness is what they are looking for, but they find unhappiness. Even so, people never get tired or lose hope or give up, and they continue using what strength they have to continue on their journey for worldly happiness. In the end, there is no space in their lives to dedicate to the Hereafter, or they only give what leftovers they have. Even then they feel that it is difficult, boring, lowly or embarrassing. But in our own experience, is the pursuit of the Hereafter that is more important than the pursuit of this world. The Hereafter is far more amazing and extraordinary than this world, and so to is the work for the Hereafter. Although the work is important, Allah Taala would make it easy. That is the blessings of God for His servants that want to go there. This world, on the other hand, is cheap, so worldly work would become difficult and unimportant. This is the way that things should be. But human beings do not think this way, and feel that that work for the Hereafter is difficult, although they in fact easier than work that is to be done for this world. Humans feel that it is the other way around. This proves that this world attracts and influences Muslims so much although the work that is to be done for it is more difficult when you think about the attraction of the promise of the incomparable Hereafter.Let us look at a few examples of how worldly work is in fact difficult despite the assumption made by people that it is easy because of how attractive it appears. On the other hand, work for the Herafter is so easy but people think that it is difficult because of how unattractive it appears. I will mention a few to compare below. 1. Which is more difficult, the two rakaat of the Subuh prayers that take 20 to 30 minutes, or the 8-hour work days of people who are looking for money. Then there labourers whose work is physically demanding. And yet there are still Muslims who are not willing to spend those 20 to 30 minutes praying Subuh, but are able to work 8-hour days if there is money involved. 2. Which is more difficult, helping a friend for Allah Taala for maybe an hour or two, compared to a walkathon event that can take hours, going over hills and rivers and valleys, all for publicity and glamour. A walkathon is difficult and tiring, but people can do it. It is helping friends that feels difficult. 3. Which is more difficult, forgiving others as Allah Taala commands us to, or climbing Mount Kinabalu for glamour and pride. By not climbing Mount Kinabalu is not a crime, but people are more able of climbing that mountain than forgiving others. 4. Going for congregational prayers that do not take up that much time, do not require long-distance travelling and do not tire the body, compared to going camping and wasting time hanging out at far away places such as in the woods, at the seaside or next to a river, taking up time and money as well as leaving the body weak with exhaustion. But still people are more willing to go camping than to go to congregational prayers. Sometimes this leads to the fights in the household between husbands and their wives that feel irritated with neglect. 5. Going to study overseas in order to obtain degrees that take years to achieve, just so to eventually be able to get a decent salary-paying job, but in the process have to leave behind your parents and hometown, along with sacrificing money and on some occasions even having to die over there. Which is more difficult: that, or to spend an hour or so in a Masjid for religious classes in order to improve the soul, without the need to sacrifice a great deal of time or money, and there is no need to leave behind your parents or hometown. Of course it is more difficult to go overseas to study, compared to studying in a Masjid for a mere hour. But people are more willing to go overseas than to a Masjid. 6. Which is more difficult, spending a few hours for your parents, who in turn give you food, clothes and all other necessities, compared to spending days and money for a boyfriend or girlfriend. Sometimes they are not even honest to you, and are seeing someone else behind your back. It is more difficult to tend to a boyfriend or girlfriend compared to parents. 7. Which is heavier, donating hundreds of ringgit to useless clubs and entertainment centres or donating ten or maybe twenty ringgit to the poor. Of course it is more of a burden to spend such large amounts of money on entertainment centres, but people do it for the sake of publicity or to keep their pride in the public eye. Sometimes the wife finds out and nags the husband for spending the money that way, but they are willing to face that risk. 8. Watching movies that destroy morals or reading nonsensical books that can take hours, until they cause fights with parents or between spouses. Which is a more difficult sacrifice, that or to zikir or read the al-Qur'an for 30 minutes. Of course watching those movies or reading those books which lead to fights is more of a waste of time compared to zikir or reading the al-Qur'an. 9. Which is more difficult, gambling or going to the disco to drink liquor which only wastes time and money and causes fights between spouses until the household is threatened, or to occasionally help a neighbour in need that will form bonds of love between neighbours. Of course helping a neighbour in need is easier, but people are not willing to do so. People are more willing to gamble, go to disco and drink alcohol until their household is in tatters, and they get into fights and build up debts. 10. People who suffer such things as being killed, lied about, caught, sent to prison, mocked, gossiped about, insulted and condemned as more often those who lie, cheat, steal, hurt, rape, commit adultery, bribe and fight for ideology, rather than those who work for halal livelihood and struggle for Islam. Of course this is because who look for halal livelihoods and struggle for Islam are in the minority compared to those who do evils. But people are willing to take the risks for those evil deeds or worldly profits. But if it is to do good deeds or search for the truth, they are not willing to do it.After analysing the differences between work for the Hereafter and work for the world, it is work for the world that is more wicked, sinful and carries a heavier burden than work that is halal and carried out for the Hereafter. Even so, people are not willing to work for the Hereafter although work that is for this is world is more difficult and tiresome.This shows that at heart, Muslims place more priority on this world than the Hereafter although this world is cheap and temporary compared to the Hereafter which is eternal and more beautiful. The old adage is true: love is blind. Once you love something you become to blind to everything else, no matter how beautiful and special the others things are. Like a person who has fallen in love with another, they forget everything else, they forget their family, they forget to eat drink, they forget their work and so on so forth. It is because of this love that they are willing to suffer any hardships and face any risk.This is what has happened to those who have fallen in love with the world and forgotten the Hereafter. They are willing to face all sorts of risks and difficulties, and sometimes are even willing to die for it. But for the Hereafter, which is more special, even though it is easier to work for it, people feel that it is more a burden because they do not love it.After we have analysed that work the world is more difficult and dangerous, and has worse consequences than work for the Hereafter, what would we say to God later? There is no excuse. Thus, more people will enter Hell than Heaven. {Moderator note} This post violated forum rule #19. Action taken. 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  10. RAMADHAN, FESTIVAL OF RELIGIOUS RITUALS Do not make Ramadahan an eating festivities, do not make Ramadhan a month where sleeping is the daily rituals and do not make Ramadhan when after a short prayer at night, the activities to follow on is the casual endless chatting. After the seeming endless chatting, everyone returns home to sleep, forgetting to get up during the night to be close to God. Ramadhan is not only to revive the night or to suffer from hunger during the day and being under exhaustion. Ramadhan is meant for us to revive our minds, our hearts and souls with the feeling of being with God. Ramadhan is the joyous times for our souls to feel subservience towards Him, to feel low down with Him, to have the feeling of weakness towards Him, and to have the feeling of being small towards God the AlMighty. Ramadhan is the time to revive our hearts to feel humble, to fear God, to love God, to feel being with God always. Ramadhan is the time to make our souls have the feeling of compassion towards others, loving and caring for others, to sympathise with those in hardships and those unfortunate ones.Ramadhan is the time to deepen our feelings of being sinful towards Him, having fear to do anymore wrongdoings. Ramadhan is the time to feel God's Supremacy, to feel His Awesomeness and His Strength. Ramadhan is not just actively doing the physical rituals which seem good on the exterior while the inner aspects are neglected and in darkness. What is important is to keep our souls alive, having an inner enjoyment. God does not see the exterior or the outside but He sees what's inside.God wishes to see what's inside the human soul as to whether his soul has the feelings of being with God. Fasting during the day, night prayers being performed, Quran being read all to enlighten the soul which has been in darkness. Reciting the zikir should not be just an utterance but it comes with inner feelings. To do zikir is not just at the tongue but the heart is saying it as well, felt in the heart. To do the zikir is not at the tongue but what's remembered inside the heart. The arrival of Ramadhan is for the purpose of reviving the heart which has been dead all this while. Hopefully, with a month of Ramadhan to revive the heart, it will last for another year. Then as the next Ramadhan appears the same thing happens again where the dead heart is revived to last for another year. This is for the normal person who is indifferent and negligent. For someone with taqwa where his soul is always alive, the coming of Ramadhan is the time for him to upgrade his position with God. But if Ramadhan comes without any effort to revive the inner souls, the exterior seems joyous, the exterior being lighted up with various physical rituals while the inner rituals left unattended, during the times outside the month of Ramadhan, sad to say, the heart will be left in darkness for the whole year. {Moderator note} This post violated forum rule #19. Action taken. View (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?act=boardrules"]details[/url]. and {Moderator note} This post violated forum rule #23. Action taken. View (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?act=boardrules"]details[/url].
  11. Tsunami- God`s Messenger

    It has been a year since Tsunami struck an Indonesian town of Banda Aceh and various other coastal parts of Asia. Why has this happened? God Al Mighty has His own agenda with this special incident and let us ponder a little on the wisdom and enlightenment from Tsunami Among God`s virtues associated with Tsunami are: 1. To those with taqwa, it is to upgrade their status 2. To those solehin, it is to have their sins revoked or forgiven 3. To those obstinate and defiants refusing to accept God and His systems (even though they are Muslims), Tsunami is God`s punishment for them. 4. To those unbelievers, it is a condemnation There are various additional virtuousness from the Tsunami`s incident : 1. With the increase of Islamic awareness throughout the Asian region, probably there are still those who could be made to repent or realize but not through sermon, preaching or teaching. They are the hard-headed and hard hearted group of people, unyielding to God. Hence, Tsunami is the hard and fast actions to make them realise who they really are in this world. They would realise they are only God`s servants, created in this world to serve God and not yielding to nafs, syaitan or their own mind or intelligence. 2. Human beings should know their wrong doings towards God which could have prompted such God`s action in Asia or far east: a. We are God`s creations living on His earth and yet we use a man-made living system, rejecting His system as if His systems are out of date, unglobal and various other accusations and insults towards God and His systems. b. We believe our livelihood, fate, illness all come from God and yet in our struggle in life, daily work and enslavement, we do them not for God but for our own desires and syaitan. We are not bothered about God. We pledged to God during our daily prayers as our word of honour or oath: " Indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds". However, after the solat, the living concept no longer follows God`s commands but submitting to the western values unrelated to God`s wishes. Thank you Tsunami, for giving us the chance to understand what life is. Thank you for making us realize who we are. Thank you for helping us to make a paradigm shift, changing our life directions towards the true destination. Your actions was only for 10 minutes but sufficient enough to make human beings uttering: "Oh God, if this is the ending, I do not have any choice except to submit my whole life to you, searching only for Your acceptance. I do fear Your wrath which not even the most powerful nation on earth could hinder. I do fear Your hell. Oh God! please be my Saviour!.
  12. How Do I Become A Muslim?

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  13. skygatefront page About ABUYA ASHAARI MUHAMMAD: The Most Miraculous Leader of His Time July 9th, 2007 · No Comments ABUYA ASHAARI MUHAMMAD: The Most Miraculous Leader of His Time I present this book to the whole of Malaysia A Land which God has ennobled with the resurgence of Islam On your bosom God and His Messenger have showered love You have become a beautiful, peaceful and serene country Albeit your multi-racial character The loveliest in comparison with other ASEAN nations Neither because of money Nor for your citizens’ intelligence But because on your physique God has given life to His Envoy Who bears the status of a reformer A precursor of now veritable Imam al-Mahdi His honour bestows Malaysia with its glory The tsunami could not pulverize it The devil is rendered helpless God’s enemies, stupefied and frustrated All forms of obstacles and barriers Have been attempted in vain Beloved Malaysia, ‘The Second Medina’ You have been chosen to recreate history The Final Prophet, in the hands of his brother Whom he called the Youth of Bani Tamim To whom the Messenger of Allah arrives at and speaks to Revealing guidance and news On Malaysian soil They plan the second resurgence Without departure from the Quran and the Sunnah In fact this is God’s Way Of implementing the Quran and the Sunnah For Malaysia to emerge as an Islamic state Ashaari Muhammad read more detail you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_skygate.wordpress(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/ you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetrufaqa(contact admin if its a beneficial link)
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