Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ramadan Mubarak!!!

                                                      Beauty Tips

1. For attractive lips -- speak words of kindness

2. For lovely eyes -- seek out the good in people

3. For a slim figure -- share your food with the hungry

4. For beautiful hair -- let a child run his or her finger through it once a day

5. For poise -- walk with the knowledge you you'll never walk alone -- people, more than the things have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed.

6. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand -- you'll find one at the end of your arm.

7. As you grow, you'll discover that you have two hands -- one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Reality of Life

Life is a journey and death is not the end.

No human being ever created will ever cease to exist: we were created for eternity.

This life is brief, the next life is forever.

Everything in life is a test. All our deeds, good or bad, will remain with us for eternity.

The material possessions will remain in this world and be inherited by others who may fight over it after we are gone.

We need to prioritize our life and work for our the Akhirah and not just chase after the Dunia.

Although we live in this world and have to raise families and earn our living, we shouldn't get attached to it.

The next life is eternal thus we need to be ever more concerned about how we would be there: whether we'll have a nice house in Jannah or not?

Let us prepare ourselves for the 'real life' that is to come, without wasting a single moment.

let us be prepared for our deaths before it catches up with us -- when we are unaware.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lesson of the Day 1356

Ayahs of the day:
And who is better in faith than the one who surrenders his being to God, and is a doer of good, and follows the way of Ibrahim, rightly oriented? For God took Ibrahim as a friend. [4: 125]

Hadith of the day:
No people ever withhold zakah except that Allah tests them with famine. [Tabarani]

Wise quote of the day:
Everyone in this world is a guest, and his money is but a loan. The guest must go sooner or later and the loan must be returned. [Ibn Mas'ud]

Guidance of the day:
He who yearns so much for the Sacred House of God and is so eager to perform that religious obligation that he strains himself to go to pilgrimage, although he is not able in every way, his faith is more complete and his reward is greater and more liberal.

 A believer should not postpone, act lazily, or procrastinate, producing excuses year after year, when he is able to go. How can he be sure that death will not overtake him, or that he will lose the ability he now possesses. He will remain indebted with pilgrimage and when he meets God, will do so as a disobedient sinner. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. Hatred is the madness of the heart. A man who lives, not by what he loves but what he hates, is a sick man. When our hatred is violent, it sinks us even beneath those who we hate. Hatred is self-punishment.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Father's day -- 365 days a year

Fathers: The Gates to Paradise

It has been related to us by the Best of Creation:
He who thanks not people, can show no appreciation

To the exalted Creator and Cherisher of humanity.
Thus is gratitude one of the keys to unending Felicity.

Many are those who enrich our lives, time and again
During our brief sojourn on this earthly plane.

But near the top of the list, we must never forget
the gratitude we owe the man whose name we inherit,

He who Allah made the cause of our worldly existence.
After this, thanks of any amount becomes a pittance.

We speak of course, of fathers, if you are not yet aware,
and all the hardships and sacrifices they selflessly bear.

Not only in securing for us our means of well-being,
But in teaching us virtues, to our Lord so pleasing.

Whence did we first learn of traits defining nobility
like decency, honor, manhood, and integrity?

Where else but the school of our fatherly exemplar
Who taught so much simply through his character.

He taught us in hardship and ease, through thick and thin,
How ennobling it is to serve one's family, kith, and kin.

He taught us more through his silent contemplation
Than one ever learns from others’ endless conversation.

He taught us what it means to be truly human, upright
And how one stands on principle, regardless of one’s plight.

Without doubt, we owe so much to our mothers’ nurturing care
But he who toiled for her every comfort also deserves a share.

As so my plea to us all, that we not earmark one single day
Out of the year, to buy him a cheap gift and be on our way.

Rather, from this day forth we resolve to adhere
To observing a Father’s Day on every day of the year,

By striving to serve him in excellence, fulfilling his needs,
Showing him utmost respect and love, in word and in deeds.

O Allah, through our parents, grant us the best of endings and a goodly fate!
For if Paradise lies at the mother's feet, then the father is surely its gate!

By a Son

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pearls of Wisdom 355

1. The noblest form of mercy is to protect others from yourself.

2. Attentiveness in prayers makes us attentive to life.

3. Should you wish to ascend, look down.

4. Domestic violence -- he should remember that she is not his, she is His.

5. Master your wrath, or taste the Master's wrath.

6. To follow Sunnah is to conform body to spirit.

7. You may sometimes have to pray fast, but always pray well.

8. Do not be proud of what you have done; be proud of what you have been asked to do.

9. Inner peace comes from ignoring the verdict of others, but this is only possible when one correctly trusts the verdict of God.

10. Do not wait until your body starts to fail before you wonder who you really are. [Abdul Hakeem Murad]

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Please watch and share....

Loving those with disabilities

Just sharing a short video done by Sh. Omar Suleiman released a few nights ago
on Youtube, Quran Weekly, FB, Twitter etc..,

Monday, June 02, 2014

Lesson of the Day 1355

Ayahs of the day:
There is no good in most of their private conferences, except those who enjoin charity, or fairness, or reconciliation between people. And whoever does so seeking the pleasure of God, We will give a tremendous reward. [4: 114]

Hadith of the day:
There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm. [Ahmad]

Wise quote of the day:
Of the signs that one loves Allah are that one is preoccupied in contemplation and reflection (of the Divine beauty), and that one enjoys being alone (with his Beloved). [Ahmad bin Antaki]

Guidance of the day:
To recompense for every good work is known except for fasting, its recompense is neither determined, nor limited. Allah the Exalted, Himself has said "Every work of the Son of Adam is multiplied ten to seven hundred times, except fasting, for it is Mine an I Myself shall reward it. Reflect on the promise of limitless reward from the Generous, Liberal, and Compassionate Master. Reflect also on the odor of the fasting person's mouth being more fragrant near God than the scent of musk.

The spirit of fasting is to refrain from sins and prohibited things, and neglect no obligation or duty. He who refrains from eating, drinking, and intercourse, but does not refrain from contraventions will have gained nothing from his fast but pains and discomfort. When you fast or engage in any other good work, do it well. Strive to perform all good works with excellence, perfection, and sincerity, so that God may allow you to profit from them and grant you the immense reward on the day when you return to Him. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
Good habits result from resisting temptation. Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life.
Sow an act and you reap a habit.
Sow a habit and you reap a character.
Sow a character and you reap a destiny.