Sunday, October 30, 2016
Say (O' Mohammad): " If you do love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you and forgive you your sins; for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." Say: " Obey Allah and His Messenger"; but if they turn back, Allah loves not those who reject Faith. [3: 31,32 ]
Hadith of the Day
By his good character traits a believer will attain the degree of one who prays during the night and fasts during the day. [Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day
Whoever remembers death frequently will be rewarded in three ways: he will hasten to repent, he will become content, and he will be active in worship. [Shaykh al Daqaq]
Guidance of the Day
We are warned against desiring death in a hadith, one should desire life in order to repent and make amends of past iniquities. If one did much good, he should want more life to perform more righteous deeds. If one's past has been marred with evil, then there is a new day and opportunity to turn things around.
People who recognize the urgency of the human condition and their own impending mortality do not squander their time. They set out positive deeds. It is no coincidence that those very people who do good and hope to do more of it are in fact those who reflect on death and work for the Hereafter the most, so the day of judgment will be a moment of joy and light for them. [Purification of the Heart]
Food for Thought
You end up as you deserve. In the old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 5:41 PM
Saturday, October 22, 2016
I have recently read a medical article about an eye disease called “Trachoma”, a disease that infects the conjunctiva and retina of the eye. It has different phases, or stages, whereby it develops, beginning with slight agitation and itching and ending in blindness.
However, this is not our concern, for it is a purely medical issue the facts of which have to be sought in books of medical science. What concerns us here is that a female medical specialist wrote an article in a science magazine issued by the Information Office of the UN. In her article, the writer confirms that repeated and regular wash of the body as well as Wudu’ (Ritual Ablution), witnessed in the Muslim communities, are very helpful in the confinement of this disease, Trachoma, which is considered as the main cause of blindness in countries of the third world.
The writer adds that nearly 500,000,000 people, from all countries of the world, suffer from this disease, which is avoidable by adopting the Muslim way of cleanliness that Muslims have to observe before performing their prayers. She also reiterates that the average of the spread of this disease in committed Islamic communities is very low. It even rates to 0 % in those Islamic communities where Muslims are committed to performing Wudu’ (Ritual Ablution) five times a day.
In the light of the above-mentioned facts, it should be believed that such Islamic commandments and practices are all from Allah, All-Mighty, Creator of mankind. Furthermore, it is naïve to think that Allah’s Divine Commands have only one or two benefits. Nay! Their benefits are unlimited!
The above-mentioned foreign writer has nothing to do with the religion of Islam, but while carrying out her research, studies, investigations, and calculations, she found out that the average of the spread of this disease, from which more than 500,000,000 people suffer all over the world, is very low in Muslim communities, which are committed to cultic purity and cleanliness. This is Allah’s Religion! And this is why scholars say: “The relationship between religious commitment and its consequences is a scientific one, and so is the relationship between religious non-commitment and its consequences.”
To wrap up, since man is naturally predisposed to love his existence, safety of his existence, perfection of his existence, and continuity of his existence, he should obey his Lord, Allah, All-Mighty, Most Gracious, and he should follow His Divine Religion. To this effect, Allah, Glory to Him, says,
“And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed achieved a great achievement.”
Translation : Khaled Al- Athmed
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 1:48 PM
Monday, October 10, 2016
2. We shouldn't just do what we feel like doing; instead do what the Lord
asks of us.
3. Who is wealthy? He who is content with what he has.
4. The fear of God may indeed be the beginning of wisdom and the corner
stone of proper living.
5. When we have learned how to live, life itself is a reward.
6. It is only when we are no longer afraid to die that we can say that we are
7. It is a sign of maturity when we stop asking -- what does life have in store
for me? And start asking -- what am I doing with my life?
8. There is no way to prevent dying. But the cure for the fear of death is to
make sure that we have lived according to the commandments of the Lord
9. Having an impact on another person, shaping his or her life in some small
but vital way, is one of the most enduring satisfactions we will know.
10. Life, if you will, is a work of art, and if we paid loving attention to its details,
we will be able to take pride in the finished product.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 1:43 PM
Sunday, October 02, 2016
I want to be able as days go by to look myself straight in the eye.
I don't want to stand with the setting sun (time of death) and think
of things I have or haven't done, I want to go with my heart erect.
I want to deserve all men's respect, I want to be able to like myself.
I don't want to look at myself and know that I am a bluster, a bluff
and an empty show.
I can never hide myself from me, I see what others may never see.
I know what others may never know.
I can never fool myself and so whatever happens, I want to be self-
respecting and conscience free.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 6:25 PM