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  1. Disabliliy N Sexuality In Islam

    Doing a false thing is not a solution for anything. You say that use it or loose it. I don't really get you..If you really try somebody will come to marry you..Pray to Allah and have unwavering trust in him than opting those measures not befitting us. May Allah Help you
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  3. Modern Life And Islam

    Thanks for your reply I am not saying that we have to do away with TV or computer. But I want the community to open their eyes to what is happening around. I want all of us to put our mind into all sorts of things we do and make our heart bleed, which may be small confession or apology before the almighty. Just because we don't have answers to above point doesn't mean we should be a mute spectator to what is happening around. Our small step may be big revolution later. I would like like to believe in this proverb,"small drops of water make a big ocean. Please take a look at the life of an average person He gets up early,get freshened up, get his children ready for school and in the evening send them for tuition. They have hardly any time for religious education. Suppose if u can take a bit of time daily from ur entertainments to teach something from quran,It would be huge investment in this world and hereafter. So My intention is that so many people have religion in their mind but never pay too much attention.They can't see their mistake unless somebody tell that. So I am sure some of may do something positive based on this. May Allh bring light in the hearts of people and give unwavering belief that this worlds is just and inn, whatever big asset we make here at the cost of worship and religion is like carrying water in a leaking pot. So decide whether we assume pain for an everlasting tomorrow or just follow what other do and go empty handed to the court of Allah
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  5. Modern Life And Islam

    As you all know modern life style is fast evolving. The style of people get change according to the demands of the society. Here comes the big problem of social pressure. As a Muslim we need to live up to the will of Allah.But what happens in the modern families. Everybody work, get employed, earn more. Working their children to become more rich just to speak high about them. I am afraid whether we are concerned about Islamic education, I mean spiritual education over materialistic education. What message we are giving to our kids. TV is the most important enemy that take our young minds to evil deeds. For a child who spend some time in front of TV normally does not care about abusive language or importance of covering whole body since he see different sort of approach daily. Every wants to be in safety. Whenever there is something happening in our neighbor countries for instance Palestin, we never make any action believing that it may harm us. I asking what is there in enjoying luxury and pleasure when our people are suffering. Parents teach children how to be safe not to question the wrong doings. All these brings to a conclusion that everybody want heaven ,but nobody like to take pain. We all like to believe whatever small deed we are doing is good enough for final success.... So it is high time think in the right way
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  7. My Mind Is Wandering During Namas

    Assalamu Allaikkum Thanks a lot for this thought provoking reply. I will pray for you to shower Allas blessings on you. Regards Anish A Karim
  8. I always experience a concentration problem while observing Namas. Every time I start off with an intention to pay full attention but get deviated especially during longer Namas like Tharaveeh. It really pains me as I know that prayer without involvement is like carrying water in a leaking pot.Please help get out of this problem
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  12. Bank Loan /usury/islamic Views

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  13. Passing away of Abu Bakr Illness of Abu Bakr. On the 7th of Jamadi-ui-Akhir of the 1 3th A H. corresponding to the 8th of August 634 C.E, Abu Bakr fell sick, and out of this sickness he never recovered. There are two accounts about the sickness of Abu Bakr. One account is that the 8th of August 634 was a cold day, when Abu Bakr took a bath and caught a chill. Another account is that about a year ago, along with some other companions Harith bin Kaladah, and Attab bin Usaid he had eaten some food which was poisoned, and which was to have its effect after a year. Harith b. Kaladah and Attab b Usaid died on the same day as Abu Bakr, and that lends support to the theory that the death of Abu Bakr was because of the effect of poison. The physician. Abu Bakr developed high fever, and was confined to bed. His illness prolonged, and when his condition worsened, he felt that his end was near. Some companions called on him to inquire about his welfare. They said, "O Vicegerent of the Apostle of God, may we call a physician to examine you". He said that the physician had already visited him. They inquired as to what had the physician said. Abu Bakr said that the physician had said that he would do what he would do. Refund of the amount drawn from the treasury. When Abu Bakr felt that his end was near, he wanted to know what amount he had drawn from the State treasury as allowance for the office of the Caliph. He was told that this amount was six thousand dirhams. He directed that the plot of land which belonged to him should be sold, and from the sale proceeds, the amount of six thousand dirhams should be paid to the State treasury. He next took stock of the personal fortune that he had acquired since becoming the Caliph. These assets included a slave, a camel, and some cloth. He directed that these assets should be handed over to the new Caliph. When in pursuance of the will of Abu Bakr, the amount of six thousand dirhams and other assets were handed over to the new Caliph, Umar, the new Caliph wept and said, "O Abu Bakr, may God bless you; you have made the task of your successor most difficult." Property bequeathed to Ayesha. Abu Bakr had bequeathed some property to Ayesha. Now that he was on deathbed he desired that the property should be divided among her two brothers and three sisters in accordance with the Islamic Law. Ayesha said that they were two sisters, Asma and herself, and inquired as to who was the third sister? Abu Bakr said that his wife Habiba was pregnant, and he had a feeling that the child would be a girl. Indeed after the death of Abu Bakr, a girl was born to Habiba, who was named Umm Kulthum. Ayesha complied with the wish of her father and released the property in her charge for distribution among her brothers and sisters. The Coffin. Abu Bakr next asked Ayesha as to how many pieces of cloth were used for the coffin of the Holy Prophet. Ayesha said that three pieces had been used in the coffin of the Holy Prophet. Abu Bakr thereupon desired that for his coffin as well, three pieces should be used. He wanted that the two sheets that he was wearing should be washed and used for his coffin, while the third piece might be purchased. Ayesha said that they were not so poor as not to afford to purchase all the three pieces required for the coffin. Abu Bakr said, "No, the new material will be of more use to the living than the dead. The cloth for the dead body is merely meant to absorb blood and pus, and it is not necessary that the cloth should be new." The day of death. Abu Bakr inquired of Ayesha as to what was the day on which the Holy Prophet had died. She replied that the day was Monday. Abu Bakr next inquired as to what was the day that day. She said that it was Monday. Abu Bakr said that in that case he would die that day. He desired that if he died that day, he should be buried the same day. Last moments of Abu Bakr. As Abu Bakr lay on the deathbed, Ayesha wailed: "And one so unsullied in honor that the cloud draws moisture from his face; the protection of orphans. the defense of widows." Abu Bakr said, "No, this encomium must be reserved for the Holy Prophet alone". Ayesha said: "Wealth is of no avail to a man; on the day when the death-rattle is in his throat, and his breast is contracted by it." Abu Bakr uncovered his face and said, "It is not so, Say that the agony of death shall come in truth; this, O man, is what you sought to avoid." He swooned, and on regaining consciousness, he recited the verse of the Holy Quran: "Lord, let me die a true believer: And join me with the blessed ones on high who are virtuous." With these words of the Holy Quran on his lips, Abu Bakr expired. From God he had come and to God he returned. It was 22nd of Jamadi-ul-Akhir of 13 A.H. corresponding to 23rd of August, 534 C.E. The day was Monday. His death took place between the hours of the Maghrib and Isha prayers. He was 63 years at the time of his death. That was the exact age at which the Holy Prophet had died. Burial. According to the will of Abu Bakr, his dead body was prepared for burial by his wife Asma b Umas. She was helped by his son Abdul Rahman. The funeral prayer was led by Umar. He was buried the same night in the house of Ayesha by the side of the grave of the Holy Prophet. In life, Abu Bakr had the honor of being a bosom companion of the Holy Prophet, after death he had also the honor of resting by the side of the Master. Abu Qahafa. When Abu Bakr died, his father Abu Qahafa was at Makkah. It is reported that when Abu Bakr died, the city of Makkah was convulsed by an earthquake. Abu Qahafa said that the earthquake was indicative of some calamity. Soon the sad news arrived of the death of Abu Bakr. Abu Qahafa mourned the death of his son. Abu Qahafa died six months later at the age of ninety-seven.
  14. Sayings of Abu Bakr Thus spoke Abu Bakr. Abu Bakr was of a contemplative bent of mind. He often expressed his thoughts in words conspicuous for their wisdom. A number of his sayings has come down to us, and these show the depths and dimensions of his thought and philosophy. Some of the sayings of Abu Bakr which have assumed the character of proverbs are given hereunder: Greatness. About greatness, Abu Bakr said: Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you. There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honor in humility. Good actions. About good actions, Abu Bakr said: Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity. Be good to others, that will protect you against evil. If you expect the blessings of God, be good to His people. Every day, nay every moment, try to do some good deed. Death. About death, he said: Have an earnestness for death, and you will have life. Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it. Knowledge. About knowledge, he said: The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah. Without knowledge action is useless, and knowledge without action is futile. Knowledge is the life of the mind. When a noble man learns knowledge he becomes humble, when an ignoble person gains knowledge he gets conceited. When knowledge is limited, it leads to folly; when knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation. Advice. In the matter of advice, he said: When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek. When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God. If any body seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice. He who is not impressed by sound advice lacks faith. Kindness. About kindness he said: If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people. He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with the people with kindness. He who fears to weep should learn to be kind to those who weep. Self-control. About self-control he said, "If you want to control other people, first control your self." Patience and confidence. With regard to patience and confidence, he said: "Patience is half faith, and confidence is full faith." Society of evil persons. About the society of evil persons he held, "Solitude is better than the society of evil persons." Honesty. About honesty he said, "The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty." Treatment of Muslims. About the treatment of Muslims he said, "Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God." Help and cooperation. About help and cooperation, he said: "God blesses him who helps his brother". "Do not non-cooperate with one another, and have no grudge of jealousy". "Muslims should live like brothers". "God helps those who fear Him''. "Allah will help him who moves in the way of Allah". Jihad. About "Jihad", he said: "The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation". "Jihad is obligatory for the Muslims". "To fight against the infidels is Jihad, but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad. Intentions. With regard to intentions, he said, "Intentions count in your actions". Sadaqah. In the matter of the offering of "Sadaqah" he said, "When you offer any Sadaqah to a beggar, do it with humility and respect, for what you are offering is an offer to Allah". Masjids. With regard to Masjids he said: "He who builds a Masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise." Way of life. About the way of life he said, "Follow the way of life, which the Holy Prophet has shown you, for verily that is the right path". Prayers. With regard to prayers, he said, "He who prays for five times a day is in the protection of God, and he who is protected by God cannot be harmed by any one." Neighbors. About neighbors, he said, "You should not quarrel with your neighbor, for he will remain where he is, but your high handedness will become the talk of the people". Appearance of things. About the outward appearance of things he said: "Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest". "It is possible that a thing that you may desire may be against your interest". Love of God. About the love of God, and the love of the world, he said, "He who comes to take the love of God can have no taste for the love of the world". Becoming a Muslim. About becoming a Muslim, he said, "He who becomes a Muslim does so in his own interest". Falsehood. About falsehood, he said "He who indulges in falsehood will find the paths of paradise shut to him". Boasting. About boasting, he said, "He who boasts lowers himself". Pride. About pride he said, "Pride in the case of a rich man is bad, but pride in the case of a poor man is worse". Elation. In the matter of elation, he said, "Do not get elated at any victory, for all such victory is subject to the will of God." Avoidance of complaints. With regard to the avoidance of complaints he said, "He who avoids complaints invites happiness." Attraction of the things of the world. About the attraction of the things of the world, he said, "If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world this is bad, but if a learned person is thus attracted, it is worse." He also said, "O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out". Justice. About justice, he said: "In the matter of justice, all should be equal in your eyes". Deception and faithlessness. About deception and faithlessness he said, "Do not deceive or be faithless even with your enemy." Measure. About the use of measure he said, "Use same measure for selling which you use for purchase". Sin. About Sin, he said: (1) It is good to repent from sin; it is better to avoid sin. (2) It is bad for a young man to sin, but it is worse for an old man to sin. Evil. About evil he said "Cursed is the man who dies himself, but the evil done by him survives." Dyeing of hair. In the case of the dyeing of hair he said, "Youth is not restored by the dyeing of your hair". Early rising. About early rising, he said, "It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you." Piety. About Piety he said: Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice. Truth and falsehood. About truth and falsehood he said, "Truth is a trust, falsehood a treason." Vain desires. About vain desires, he said, "Do not follow vain desires for verily he prospers who is preserved from lust, greed and anger." The best. Abu Bakr prayed, "O Lord, render You the best of my life its close, the best of my deeds as the last, and the best of my days the day of Your meeting." "O God verily I ask of You that which may be the best for me in the end. O God vouchsafe that the last good that You bestow upon me, is Your approbation." Deadly things. Abu Bakr said, "The most deadly of things are the two that are red, gold and saffron." Reward of the believer. Abu Bakr said, "The true believer is rewarded in every thing, even in affliction." Life of the world. About the life of the world, Abu Bakr said, "Our abode in this world is transitory. Our life therein is but a loan. Our breaths are numbered, and our indolence is manifest. " Condolence. While condoling the death of a companion, Abu Bakr said to the bereaved family: "There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easiest to bear than that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened. " Prayer for a dead man. When praying for a dead man. Abu Bakr said: "O God his people and his goods and his kindred have forsaken this servant of Yours. His sin was grievous, but You are Merciful and Compassionate."
  15. Conquest of Makkah Betrayal of the Quraish. According to the terms of the treaty of Hudaibiya the Arab tribes had the option to be allied with the Quraish or the Muslims. As a consequence the Banu Bakr joined the Quraish, and Banu Khuza'ah joined the Muslims. In disregard of the treaty, Banu Bakr attacked the Banu Khuza'ah, and even when the Banu Khuza'ah sought the sanctuary of the Ka'aba, many persons of the Banu Khuza'ah were chased and put to death. The Banu Khuza'ah appealed to the Muslims to come to their aid in accordance with the terms of the treaty. The Holy Prophet admitted the obligation of the Muslims to come to the aid of the Banu Khuza'ah. He accordingly gave an ultimatum to the Quraish making three alternative demands, i.e. to pay the blood money for the victims, or terminate their alliance with Banu Bakr, or consider the Hudaibiya pact to be abrogated. In a fit of arrogance the Quraish replied that they would neither pay blood money, nor terminate their alliance with Banu Bakr, and that they were prepared to consider the Hudaibiya pact as having been abrogated. The Holy Prophet welcomed this stand, and he decided to take action. The Quraish soon realized that they had imprudently abrogated the treaty. Abu Sufyan the leader of the Quraish visited Madina to arrive at some amicable settlement with the Muslims, but his efforts proved futile. March to Makkah. After Abu Sufyan had left Madina, the Holy Prophet ordered preparations to be made for a foray. As Abu Bakr came to see his daughter Ayesha he saw that she was packing some goods. He inquired whether the Holy Prophet had ordered her to get things packed up, and she said that he had. Ayesha wanted her father to get ready as well. Later the Holy Prophet took Abu Bakr into confidence and told him that he was leading an expedition to Makkah. The Holy Prophet mustered a force over ten thousand strong and marched to Makkah. Having reached in the neighborhood of Makkah the Muslim army encamped at Marr al-Zahran. The Quraish realized they were no match for this force. Abu Sufyan visited the Muslim camp and became a Muslim. That was the end of the Quraish opposition. The next day the Muslim army marched triumphantly into Makkah. Occupation of Makkah. The triumphant entry of the Muslims in Makkah marked the vindication of thc truth of Islam. One of the contingents of the Muslims which entered Makkah was led by Abu Bakr. The city which ten years ago had treated the Muslims cruelly, and had driven them to take refuge with strangers now lay at their foot. ln the hour of triumph the Holy Prophet forgot every evil suffered, and forgave every injury that had been inflicted on him. He granted amnesty to the people of Makkah. Having entered Makkah the Holy Prophet along with his companions offered prayer of thanks to Allah. Then the Holy Prophet along with Abu Bakr visited the Kaaba. The idols were broken, and as one by one the stone gods were destroyed the Holy Prophet recited the verse from the Holy Quran: "Say the Truth is come and falsehood gone; Verily, falsehood is ever vanishing.'' The Holy Prophet's address at the Ka'aba. The people assembled at the Ka'aba, and the Holy Prophet delivered the following address: "There is no God but Allah. He has no associate. He has made good His promise that He held to His bondman and helped him and defeated all his confederates. Bear in mind that every claim of privilege, whether that of blood or property is abolished except that of the custody of the Ka'aba and of supplying water to the pilgrims. Bear in mind that for any one who is slain the bloodwit is hundred camels. O people of Quraish, surely God has abolished from you all pride of the time of ignorance and all pride in your ancestry, because all men are descended from Adam, and Adam was made of clay." Then the Holy Prophet turning to the people said: "O ye Quraish, what do you think of treatment that I should accord you". And they said, " Mercy, O Prophet of Allah. We expect nothing but good from you." Thereupon the Holy Prophet said: " I speak to you in the same words as Joseph spoke to his brothers. This day, there is no reproof against you: Go your way, for you are free." This announcement was received with great joy and applause. Conversion of the father of Abu Bakr. Abu Bakr went to his home in Makkah and the other members of his family. It was happy reunion. Then Abu Bakr took his father to the Holy Prophet. On seeing him the Holy Prophet said, "Why did you trouble the respected old man; I would have come to him in your house". Abu Bakr said that it was but meet that he should have come to the Holy Prophet to accept Islam. The Holy Prophet made Abu Qahafa the father of Abu Bakr sit before him and stroke his chest, and asked him to accept Islam which he did by declaring the article of faith. The locket of the sister of Abu Bakr. When the Muslim army had marched to Makkah some one had deprived the sister of Abu Bakr of her silver locket. Abu Bakr stood up before an assembly and addressed the people. He said, "I ask in the name of God for my sister's necklace." No one answered him, and thereupon turning to his sister he said, "Sister, regard your necklace as taken by God, and look to Him to requite you."
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