Sunday, June 26, 2011

How can you still deny ALLAH ta'ala being the only god???

Asalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, A few days ago we had three days holidays for going in a jamaat for three days, so my classmates and I sat together today's and shared what we heard in our jamaaats, so A friend was telling us that one of the ladies in her jamaat told them that there was a jamaat that went to a foreign country where all were non muslims, so the jamaat tried to bring them to islam, and told them about the hadeeth: (maa ma'anaahu): If the skies, and the earths and everything in them, and between them were put on a side of a scale and the kalimah: laa ilaaha illallahu in the other side of the scale the side with the kalimah will be heavier than the one with all the skies, and earths, and everything between them. Upon hearing this hadeeth the non-believers started to argue that how is that possible. Thats not true, that cant happen, so the jamaat tried to explain to them that is totally true as its a hadeeth, and hadeeths are always true, as the prophet sallallahu ta'ala alaihi wa sallam does not lie, they insisted the jamaat to come the next day and prove to them that its true by actually doing it. The jamaati became worried, and spend the whole night in duas and prayer, and as the next morning came all the foreigners and jamaatis showed up, and put a scale in front of them, and then the foreigners put 10 kilo weight on one side of the scale, so then the head of the jamaats put a paper in which he had written the kalimah on the other side of the scale, upon which the side in which he put the kalimah started to drop down as it was heavier, so the foreigners became really surprised, and added another 10 kilo, that how is that possible, so as soon as they put it on the scale the side with the kalimah became soo heavy that it started to touch the floor, and no matter how much weight they added, the side with the kalimah stayed heavier. Right there and then ALL the foreigners accepted Islam. Subhanallah ta'ala! Ive got three more incidents to share, but inshaALLAH ta'ala i'll share them soon.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Part 2: Take Back Your Heart

No one likes to fall. And few people would ever choose to drown. But in struggling through the ocean of this life, sometimes it’s so hard not to let the world in. Sometimes the ocean does enter us. The dunya does seep into our hearts.
And like the water that breaks the boat, when dunya enters, it shatters our heart.  It shatters the boat. Recently, I was reminded of what a broken boat looks like, of what happens when you let everything in. I was reminded because I saw someone, just like me, fall in love too much with this life and seek to be filled by the creation. So the ocean of dunya shattered her boat, as it had shattered mine, and she fell out into the water.  But she stayed down too long, and didn’t know how to come back up or what to hold on to.
So she drowned.



If you allow dunya to own your heart, like the ocean that owns the boat, it will take over. You will sink down to the depths of the sea. You will touch the ocean floor. And you will feel as though you were at your lowest point. Entrapped by your sins and the love of this life, you will feel broken. Surrounded by darkness. That’s the amazing thing about the floor of the ocean. No light reaches it.
But, this dark place is not the end. Remember that the darkness of night precedes the dawn. And as long as your heart still beats, this is not the death of it. You don’t have to die here. Sometimes, the ocean floor is only a stop on the journey. And it is when you are at this lowest point, that you are faced with a choice. You can stay there at the bottom, until you drown. Or you can gather pearls and rise back up—stronger from the swim, and richer from the jewels.
If you seek Him, God can raise you up, and replace the darkness of the ocean, with the light of His sun. He can transform what was once your greatest weakness into your greatest strength, and a means of growth, purification and redemption. Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall. The ground is where humility lives. Take it. Learn it. Breathe it in. And then come back stronger, humbler and more aware of your need for Him. Come back having seen your own nothingness and His greatness. Know that if you have seen that Reality, you have seen much. For the one who is truly deceived is the one who sees his own self—but not Him.  Deprived is the one who has never witnessed his own desperate need for God.  Reliant on his own means, he forgets that the means, his own soul, and everything else in existence are His creation.
Seek God to bring you back up, for when He does, He will rebuild your ship. The heart that you thought was forever damaged will be mended. What was shattered will be whole again. Know that only He can do this. Seek Him.
And when He saves you, beg forgiveness for the fall, feel remorse over it—but not despair.  As Ibn ul Qayyim (RA) has said: “Satan rejoiced when Adam (peace be upon him) came out of Paradise, but he did not know that when a diver sinks into the sea, he collects pearls and then rises again.”
There is a powerful and amazing thing about tawbah (repentance) and turning back to Allah (swt). We are told that it is a polish for the heart. What’s amazing about a polish is that it doesn’t just clean. It makes the object that is polished even shiner than it was before it got dirty. If you come back to God, seek His forgiveness, and refocus your life and heart on Him, you have the potential to be even richer than if you’d never fallen at all. Sometimes falling and coming back up gives you wisdom and humility that you may never otherwise have had. Ibn ul Qayyim (RA) writes:
One of the Salaf [Pious Predecessors] said: “Indeed a servant commits a sin by which he enters Paradise; and another does a good deed by which he enters the Fire.” It was asked: How is that? So he replied: “The one who committed the sin, constantly thinks about it; which causes him to fear it, regret it, weep over it and feel ashamed in front of his Lord—the Most High—due to it. He stands before Allah, broken-hearted and with his head lowered in humility. So this sin is more beneficial to him than doing many acts of obedience, since it caused him to have humility and humbleness—which leads to the servant’s happiness and success—to the extent that this sin becomes the cause for him entering Paradise. As for the doer of good, then he does not consider this good a favor from his Lord upon him. Rather, he becomes arrogant and amazed with himself, saying: I have achieved such and such, and such and such. So this further increases him in self-adulation, pride and arrogance—such that this becomes the cause for his destruction.”
Allah (swt) reminds us in the Qur’an to never lose hope. He says: “Say, ‘O My servants who have transgressed against their souls [by sinning], despair not of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful,’” (39:53).
And so, this is a call to all those who have become enslaved by the tyranny of the self, imprisoned in the dungeon of the nafs (self) and desires.  It is a call to all those who have entered the ocean of dunya, who have sunk into its depths, and become trapped by its crushing waves. Rise up. Rise up to the air, to the Real world above the prison of the ocean. Rise up to your freedom. Rise up and come back to life. Leave the death of your soul behind you. Your heart can still live and be stronger and purer than it ever was. Does not the polish of tawbah remake the heart even more beautiful than it was? Remove the veil you have sewn with your sins. Remove the veil between you and Life, between you and Freedom, between you and Light—between you and God.  Remove the veil and rise up. Come back to yourself. Come back to where you began. Come back Home. Know that when all the other doors have shut in your face, there is One that is always open. Always. Seek it. Seek Him and He will guide you through the waves of the cruel ocean, into the mercy of the sun.
This world cannot break you—unless you give it permission. And it cannot own you unless you hand it the keys – unless you give it your heart.  And so, if you have handed those keys to dunya for a while—take them back. This isn’t the End. You don’t have to die here. Reclaim your heart and place it with its rightful owner:
God.

(link to actual post:  http://www.suhaibwebb.com/personaldvlpt/purification-heart/take-back-your-heart/comment-page-1/#comment-34236)

The Ocean of Dunya

Assalamu Alaykum warahmatullahi ta'ala wabarakatuhu,
I fell in love with this article at another website and I really wanted to share it with you all.

(Its from www.suhaibwebb.com.
Writer: Yasmin Mogahed)
(This is part one, part two will be posted in the next post)


Part 1: The Ocean of Dunya
Yesterday, I went to the beach. As I sat watching the massive Californian waves, I realized something strange. The ocean is so breathtakingly beautiful. But just as it is beautiful, it is also deadly. The same spellbinding waves, which we appreciate from the shore, can kill us if we enter them. Water, the same substance necessary to sustain life, can end life, in drowning. And the same ocean that holds ships afloat can shatter those ships to pieces.
This worldly life, the dunya, is just like the ocean. And our hearts are the ships. We can use the ocean for our needs and as a means to get to our final destination. But the ocean is only that: a means. It is a means for seeking food of the sea. It is a means of travel. It is a means of seeking a higher purpose. But it is something which we only pass through, but never think to remain in. Imagine what would happen if the ocean became our end – rather than just a means.
Eventually we would drown.
As long as the ocean’s water remains outside the ship, the ship will continue to float and be in control. But what happens as soon as the water creeps into the ship? What happens when the dunya is not just water outside of our hearts, when the dunya is no longer just a means? What happens when the dunya enters our heart?
That is when the boat sinks.
That is when the heart is taken hostage and becomes a slave. And that is when the dunya – which was once under our control – begins to control us. When the ocean’s water enters and overtakes a ship, that ship is no longer in control. The boat then becomes at the mercy of the ocean.


To stay afloat, we must view this world in exactly the same way, for Allah (swt) has told us that “Verily in the creation of the heavens and the earth are signs for those who reflect.” (Qur’an, 3:190) We live in the dunya, and the dunya is in fact created for our use. Detachment from dunya (zuhd) does not mean that we do not interact with this world. Rather, the Prophet ﷺ has taught us that we must:
Anas (ra) said: “Three people came to the houses of the wives of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, to ask about how the Prophet ﷺ worshipped. When they were told, it was as if they thought it was little and said, ‘Where are we in relation to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, who has been forgiven his past and future wrong actions?’” He said, “One of them said, ‘I will pray all of every night.’ Another said, ‘I will fast all the time and not break the fast.’ The other said, “I will withdraw from women and never marry.’ The Messenger of Allah came to them and said, ‘Are you the ones who said such-and-such? By Allah, I am the one among you with the most fear and awareness of Allah, but I fast and break the fast, I pray and I sleep, and I marry women. Whoever disdains my sunnah is not with me.’” [Agreed upon]
The Prophet ﷺ did not withdraw from the dunya in order to be detached from it. His detachment was much deeper. It was the detachment of the heart. His ultimate attachment was only to Allah (swt) and the home with Him, for he truly understood the words of God:
“What is the life of this world but amusement and play? But verily the Home in the Hereafter, – that is life indeed, if they but knew.” (Qur’an, 29:64)
Detachment does not even mean that we cannot own things of the dunya. In fact many of the greatest companions were wealthy. Rather, detachment is that we view and interact with the dunya for what it really is: just a means. Detachment is when the dunya remains in our hand – not in our heart. As `Ali (ra) expressed beautifully, “Detachment is not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you.”


Like the ocean’s water entering the boat, the moment that we let the dunya enter our hearts, we will sink. The ocean was never intended to enter the boat; it was intended only as a means that must remain outside of it. The dunya, too, was never intended to enter our heart. It is only a means that must not enter or control us. This is why Allah (swt) repeatedly refers to the dunya in the Qur’an as a mata’a. The word mata’a can be translated as a “resource for transitory worldly delight.” It is a resource. It is a tool. It is the path—not the destination.
And it is this very concept that the Prophet ﷺ spoke about so eloquently when he said:
“What relationship do I have with this world? I am in this world like a rider who halts in the shade of a tree for a short time, and after taking some rest, resumes his journey leaving the tree behind.” (Ahmad, Tirmidhi)
Consider for a moment the metaphor of a traveler. What happens when you’re traveling or you know that your stay is only temporary? When you’re passing through a city for one night, how attached do you get to that place? If you know it’s temporary, you’ll be willing to stay at Motel 6. But would you like to live there? Probably not. Suppose your boss sent you to a new town to work on a limited project. Suppose he didn’t tell you exactly when the project would end, but you knew that you could be returning home, any day. How would you be in that town? Would you invest in massive amounts of property and spend all your savings on expensive furniture and cars? Most likely not. Even while shopping, would you buy cart-loads of food and other perishables? No. You’d probably hesitate about buying any more than you need for a couple days – because your boss could call you back any day.
This is the mindset of a traveler. There is a natural detachment that comes with the realization that something is only temporary. That is what the Prophet ﷺ in his wisdom, is talking about in this profound hadith. He understood the danger of becoming engrossed in this life. In fact, there was nothing he feared for us more.
He ﷺ said, “By Allah I don’t fear for you poverty, but I fear that the world would be abundant for you as it has been for those before you, so you compete for it as they have competed for it, so it destroys you as it has destroyed them.” (Agreed upon)
The blessed Prophet ﷺ recognized the true nature of this life. He understood what it meant to be in the dunya, without being of it. He sailed the very same ocean that we all must. But his ship knew well from where it had come, and to where it was going. His was a boat that remained dry. He understood that the same ocean which sparkles in the sunlight, will become a graveyard for the ships that enter it.

(Link to actual post:  http://www.suhaibwebb.com/personaldvlpt/purification-heart/the-ocean-of-dunya/)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Feeling a little down?

Assalamu Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu,

Hmm...so your feeling upset? Don't worry, your not alone, there are about a gazillion people around you right now in this world who also are crying due to some problem they are going through. That's life.When you find your heart swallowed by sorrow, and happiness only in dreams which seem thousands of miles away...don't let yourself break into pieces, tomorrow you will be looking back at these days, and you'll be thinking wow, did that really happen? Life sometimes gives, and sometimes takes, just how a tree sometimes is fruitful, and sometimes, forget fruits , it doesn't even have any leaves like in August. There will be times in life when you feel like the whole world been taken away from you, no one cares, your in this little bubble all by yourself, then there will be times when you'll be on the moon, swinging on the clouds. I know hardships are not easy, believe me, I know what I'm talking about, everyone has their own sad story to tell. Just remember that ALLAH ta'ala is with those who have broken hearts, and you know why? Maybe because when some one is sad they mean what they say, they are more sincere, and they always are asking from the heart, I'm sure you've been through this before, sometimes you find it so hard to make dua, you can't concentrate, or get yourself to cry, or mean what you say, ask like you really want it, and then there are times when your pouring your heart out, your crying and pleading for help, you constantly have ALLAH on your mind...well learn from your hardships and always stay connected to ALLAH azza wa jall, these problems are just tests, He wants to see if you complain, or you wait with patience, without any complaining or whining. ALLAH always loves you no matter what. You will find many people who only contact you because they need you, or some love you sincerely but after one mistake they're gone, but ALLAH is different, He loves you always, no matter what, Remember the last time you slept sinning, didn't you wake up the next morning without any pain, problem, illness? You ate some haram food, but you you didn't choke, You did a very big sin but your still alive, healthy, and in the best shape you can ever be...that's his love. he doesn't give you problems because he doesn't like you, he gives them too you because he loves you more than others, and he wants you to remember him, cry to him, share your sorrows with him, he wants you to make him your friend NOT your other friend/mother/sister who can't do anything other than give advice. Remember the keys to everything are in his hands, he's your creator. I heard in a bayan once about this prophet (I really don't remember which one) who was tired of his people, their sins, they didn't listen to him, and so he asked ALLAH to punish them and kill them. ALLAH azza wa jall ordered him to make a bowl out of clay, then another, then another.....until...he had a huge stack in front of him, then the next day ALLAH azza wa jall asked him to make more, then..the prophet asked what to do with them, so ALLAH azza wa jall ordered him to break them. He was shocked and upset, how much hard work he had put in those bowls, it had took him days to make them, and now in just a second hes been ordered to break them? Why? well..he did as his creator ordered him to do, and then when he asked why he had been ordered to do so? ALLAH ta'ala said "you only created some lifeless bowls and when I told you to break them, you became upset, so didn't I create these people with my own hand? People who can walk, talk, stand, and sit, and you tell me to destroy them? I am their creator, I love them." That's how much he loves us! Yes us....us, who disobey him night and day, in privacy and public, even though we eat what HE has given us, we wear what He has given us, we Live under what He has given us, We touch, smell, hear, see, and taste with what HE has given us...we know he can take all of this back from us in less than a second, but still we think we're all that and still disobey him, he STILL loves us! He said to his prophet Moosa alaihissalam: Basshiril muznibeen..Give glad tidings to the sinners. (yes, the sinners.) The prophet asked: of what oh ALLAH? ALLAH azza wa jall said: Glad tidings that I am here, waiting for them, they only have to ask for forgiveness once, from their hearts, and I am ready to forgive them! ALLAHU AKBAR! How great is our creator who we take for granted, Shame on such people like us! The sea asks ALLAH everyday to drown us, the Sky pleads to fall on us, the earth cries to swallow us in it, EVERYDAY, but what does our creator say? Have you created them? Are they your creations? If so, do as you wish with them, otherwise, NO! I have created them, leave them to me, This is between us, not you. WHEN WILL THE TIME COME FOR US TO RETURN TO HIM? TO ASK HIM FOR FORGIVNESS? OUR WONDERFUL, MOST KIND, MOST GRACIOUS ALLAH? WHO LOVES US MORE THAN ANYTHING? WHO LETS US GO NOT ONCE, NOT TWICE, NOT THRICE, BUT A MILLION TIMES A DAY???

Just imagine if you were in his place, and you have created humans with your hand, and they walked on your earth, used your created hands, mouths, noses, ears, feet, while disobeying YOU, what would you do? What would you do? Think about it!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

ATTENTION ALL PASSENGERS!



Size of hotel room: two meters space
Time of Departure: TIME OF DEATH

LUGGAGE:
5 meters of white cloth and a small amount of cotton. The real luggage that will come in handy is good deeds, good conduct, time spent in inviting mankind to good deeds and prohibiting evil, ilm(knowledge) obtained and used properly, children raised and educated to be good Muslims. All other types of luggage will be carried AT YOUR OWN RISK.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:
All tickets are nonnegotiable and nontransferable. Therefore everyone must be ready and keep an eye out for the pilot of the plane -THE ANGEL OF DEATH.

REMINDERS:
All passengers are reminded that no oxygen mask will be available, as it is not required. Also, the hotel room does not have any electricity or air-conditioning. The only 'light' will be the 'light' of your good deeds. There is no need for any boarding pass, passport or other travel documents, just get ready. For more information, read instructions to be found in the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah. You can also consult the learned Ulema. Study the Qur'an and Sunnah and put them into practice! IT IS IMPORTANT this is done as soon as possible.

This ticket may be called in at any time, so PREPARE NOW FOR DEPARTURE!
ATTENTION ALL PASSENGERS!Here is a ticket that has been made out to all of us from our Lord, Allah Subhana Wa Ta'ala. The flight is about to leave, so pack your bags and get ready!

TYPE OF TICKET: One-way (return ticket not available)
COST: absolutely free
RESERVATION: confirmed

DETAILS OF PASSENGER:
Name: _________ (Fill in YOUR name in the blank)
Father's name: Adam (peace be upon him)
Origin: Piece of clay
Address: Surface of the Earth

DETAILS OF JOURNEY:
Departure Point: Anywhere on Earth
Destination: the Other World
One Stopover: The GRAVE (no transit visa required)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Im Malakul Maut

Asalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi ta'ala wa barakatuhu,

A beautiful Poem:

Im Malakul Maut:
It was early in the morning at four,
When death knocked upon a bedroom door.
Who is there? The sleeping one cried.
I'm Malkul Maut, let me inside.
At once, the man began to shiver,
As one sweating in deadly fever,
He shouted to his sleeping wife,
Don't let him take away my life.
Please go away, O Angel of Death!
Leave me alone; I'm not ready yet.
My parents and family on me depends,
Give me a chance, O please prepense!
The angel knocked again and again,
Friend! I'll take your life without a pain,
Tis your soul Allah requires,
I come not with my own desires..
Bewildered, the man began to cry,
O Angel I'm so afraid to die,
I'll give you gold and be your slave,
Don't send me to the unlit grave.
Let me in, O Friend!
The Angel said, Open the door;
get up from your bed,
If you do not allow me in,
I will walk through it, like a Jinn.
The man held a gun in his hand,
Ready to defy the Angel's stand..
I'll point my gun, towards your head,
You dare come in; I'll shoot you dead.
By now the Angel was in the room,
Saying, O Friend! Prepare for you doom.
Foolish man, Angels never die,
Put down your gun and do not sigh.
Whyy are you afraid! Tell me O man,
To die according to Allah's plan?
Come smile at me, do not be grim,
Be Happy, to return to Him.
O Angel! I bow my head in shame;
I had no time to take Allah's Name.
From morning till dusk, I made my wealth,
Not even caring for my own health.
Allah's command I never obeyed,
Nor five times a day I ever prayed.
Ramadan came and a Ramadan went,
But I had no time to repent.
The Hajj was already FARD on me,
But I would not part with my money.
All charities I did ignore,
Taking usury more and more.
Sometimes I sipped my favorite wine,
With flirting women I sat to dine...
O Angel! I appeal to you,
Spare my life for a year or two.
The Laws of Quran I will obey,
I'll begin my SALAT this very day.
My Fast and Hajj, I will complete,
And keep away from self-conceit.
I will refrain from usury,
And give all my wealth to charity,
Wine and wenches I will detest,
Allah's oneness I will attest.
We Angels do what Allah demands,
We cannot go against His commands..
Death is ordained for everyone,
Father, mother, daughter or son.
i'm afraid this moment is your last,
Now be reminded, of your past,
do understand your dreadful fears,
But it is now too late for your tears.
You lived in this world, two score and more,
Never did to you, your people adore.
Your parents, you did not obey,
Hungry beggars, you turned away.
Your two ill-gotten, female offspring,
In nightclubs, for livelihood they sing.
Instead of making many more Muslims,
You made your children non-Muslims?
You did ignore the Mua'dhin Adhaan,
Nor did you read the Holy Quran.
Breaking promises all your life,
Backbiting friends, and causing strife.
From hoarded goods,great profits youmade,
And for your poor workers, you underpaid.
Horses and cars were your leisure,
Moneymaking was your pleasure.
You ate vitamins and grew more fat,
With the very sick, you never sat.
A pint of blood you never gave,
Which could a little baby save?
O Human, you have done enough wrong,
You bought good properties for a song.
When the farmers appealed to you,
You did not have mercy, tis true.
Paradise for you? I cannot tell,
Undoubtedly you will dwell in hell.
There is no time for you to repent,
I'll take your soul for which I am sent.
The ending however, is very sad,
Eventually the man became mad With a cry,
he jumped out of bed, And suddenly, he fell down dead.
O Reader! Take moral from here,
You never know, your end may be near
Change your living and make amends
For heaven, on your deeds depends.
if this poem inspires you,
It can help someone too.
At least take sometime,
and do not ban
And send it to as many people as you can.
This poem may change many lives,
And Allah may have for you a great surprise.

(from online source)


مع السلامة