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13
Feb
2014

In The Court Of Allah

posted by Taalibah on 13th February 2014 - 2 comments
IN THE COURT OF ALLAH O' dear servant I've been expecting you, come a bit closer so I can deal with you, Is it true what the angels say,that your scroll of bad deeds heavily outweighs? [color=#0000FF]O' Allah let me explain, it is true many of thy commandments I did break, I wore a Muslim badge, but only by name, ignorance of thy faith I did display, I laughed and jeered, at thy servants who refrained on earth,
12
Nov
2013

The Blind Following The Blind

posted by Taalibah on 12th November 2013 - 2 comments
[b]THE BLIND FOLLOWING THE BLIND[/center] [b]written by Taalibah[/center] To be sitting in the Masjid al-Haram in Makkatul Mukarramah, is one of great gifts of honour and reverence from the Almighty Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala, and a feeling of overwhelming awe and gratefulness. As I was seated in the masjid one day waiting for the call of adhan, two African women came and sat beside me making zikr of Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala. I turned towards them and made salam, only to see that they were both blind. The woman who sat beside me replied to my salam and continued glorifying Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala. Instantly my heart felt pity due to their blindness, but at the same time, it amazed me of how blind people from around the world flocked to the blessed city without the aid of their eyesight. As I waited for the adhan to commence questions ran through my mind, how did they manage at the airport? How did they travel to Makkah? How did they find their way to the masjid? I paused and questioned myself, at how weak my trust in Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala was. He can make anything possible, especially for those who have full trust and reliance in Him. Just like these women did. In truth, it was I who was justified to be pitied for questioning their presence due to my lack of understanding in the trust of Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala and not them. As the words of the adhan began to echo, everyone rose to their feet. I noticed that both the blind women were stood slightly away from the qiblah, so I gently held the shoulders of the lady nearest to me and turned her towards the direction of the Ka’aba, she stroked my hand and thanked me. Her friend held on to her clothing and followed whatever her friend said and did. Seeing their actions reminded me of the phrase ‘the blind following the blind’; unfortunately this terminology in English is used as a phrase of mockery, but to actually see this in reality is nothing but a miracle of Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala. [page]
30
Oct
2013

The Reality Of Our Lives

posted by Taalibah on 30th October 2013 - 2 comments
[b]THE REALITY OF OUR LIVES written by Taalibah[/center] Thousands of people are seen during the blessed time of Hajj and Umrah, enshrouded in two white sheets (ihram). Seeing such people reminds one of the shroud the deceased are covered and buried in. Once in ihram, there is suddenly no longer any significance in status or wealth. It becomes difficult to differentiate from where around the world people have travelled, as every person appears to be equal to others regardless of colour, race, and wealth. This in truth is our very status in the eyes of Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala, that not matter what worldly gains we have or whatever our worldly achievements are or from whichever background we originate from, in the eyes of Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala we are all equal, and will be reckoned as such on the day of Judgement. When a person dies his/her status disappears leaving only his/her name and wealth behind, and even this within a short period of time is utilised and forgotten. In our lifetime, the ones whom we strived to please will continue with their lives, forgetting us and replacing our vacant spaces with the companionship and friendship of others.
23
Sep
2013

Positive And Negative Thoughts

posted by Taalibah on 23rd September 2013 - 2 comments
[b]POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE THOUGHTS[/center] Transcribed by Taalibah [center]From teachings of Shaykh ul Hadeeth Muhammad Saleem Dhorat Sahib [/b] Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aa’la has stated in the Holy Qur’an: [b]Ya ayuhal latheena amanu ij tanibu katheerun minathun[/center] [b]O’ you who believe! Shun as much suspicion as possible for some suspicion is a sin[/center] PART ONE Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aa’la has declared; I am yours therefore I will protect you from indulging in matters that will become a harmful lesson for you and detrimental to your Imaan. Negative feelings, thoughts, and suspicion towards others that run through our hearts and mind, if dwelled upon and accepted, is a grave sin and strictly forbidden. If any negative thought enters our mind it should not be given any president or space, but should be shunned and regarded as the evil whispering of Shaytan and the Nafs. Such thoughts should not be accepted as the truth, but immediately disregarded and ignored as a passing Shatanic and Nafsani conspiracy. When a thought enters our mind, we must firstly examine it and identify whether it is a positive or a negative thought. If it is positive, we must regard it as a virtue, something we will be abundantly rewarded for. A believer’s good thoughts are so precious to Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aa’la that even if a person does not acquire these good qualities that we hold them in esteem of, then Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aa’la will bestow these qualities upon them.
30
Aug
2013

Are We Any Happier?

posted by Taalibah on 30th August 2013 - 1 comment
[color=#004080]ARE WE ANY HAPPIER?[/color] According to the School of Economics, prior to financially struggling, once people are able to afford the basic essentials or even more, happiness does not increase. When comparing happiness among rich and poor countries, and looking at surveys of happiness over time, levels of happiness have not changed in the last 30 years, despite the doubling of living standards. Ironically, while we spend more now on leisure goods, travel, housing, motoring, mobile phones, internet devices, then half a century ago, we still have less time to enjoy them. Thus, leaving us the question, why are we not any happier? We have more wealth and spending power then we did over 30 years ago, but we are still not happy. What is it that is missing in our lives, why is our wealth not bringing us happiness? Wealth can be defined as our property, children, money, earnings, assets, etc, anything that is of worldly value. However, our wealth can only hold value if it is earned, acquired and utilised in the correct manner. Wealth has been bestowed upon us so we can utilise it in attaining Jannah. It is a great bounty and blessing from Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala. Imagine how difficult life would be without it. If this bounty is acquired and spent in the correct manner, it would become a means for us to attain the pleasure and closeness of Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala. Our wealth does not bring us happiness or comfort in this world because the earth is our temporary abode which will one day diminish forever. Our objective in life should be to acquire the eternal happiness of the Hereafter. When one becomes attached to wealth, it leads a person to become increasingly inclined towards the love of this world, leaving them neglectful in working towards attaining the everlasting happiness of the Hereafter.
22
Jul
2013

In Times Of Difficulties

posted by Taalibah on 22nd July 2013 - 6 comments
[b]IN TIMES OF DIFFICULTIES[/center] written by Taalibah In times of Difficulties when we have tried everything that has been possible within our means to resolve our troubles, and searched every avenue and every route possible for a solution, and we are none the wiser. We should ponder why we are unable to find a solution or any positive answers, and why there are closed doors in every direction we turn to? The answer lies in the following words we are taught; [b]'A Believer bears difficulties with patience’[/center] By performing patience we are allowing our worries to rest with Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala, we search for help in everything and from everyone other then our Creator. It is only our Creator who can make the impossible; possible, and only He can do what He wills, how He wills, and for whomever He wills. As soon as we turn towards Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala with our bag full of worries, concerns, anxieties and troubles, the panic, despondency and frustration begins to disappear. Our Creator is Al-Wise, Al-Aware; therefore, difficulties are only created with His full Wisdom and Awareness. What can a human resolve who does not know everything, compared to the One who is All-Knowing and knows everything and has the entire universe running under His Control? When we turn to people for help after a few times of helping us they become fed up and despondent with us, unlike our Creator who does not want to help us a few times, but He wants to help us unlimitedly and forever as long as we are alive, just waiting to embrace us with His Compassion and Mercy. The creation maybe the means, but it is the Creator whose hands are at work for us.
12
Jul
2013

Shining Light Of Knowledge

posted by Taalibah on 12th July 2013 - 1 comment
[b]SHINING LIGHT OF KNOWLEDGE[/center] All praise belongs to Allah Subhaanahuwata’aala for creating life and death, and the Day of Judgement, to identify which one of us is most excellent in our intentions and worship. What have we prepared for this Day? What have we prepared to take with us into our graves? A place of loneliness, where we will have to undergo being completely alone carrying nothing except our good deeds and actions. We live in this world as if we are going to live forever. We do not prepare for the Hereafter because we are too busy enjoying the frivolities of this fleeting life, we fulfil so many of our lusts and desires that we give no preference to our lives in the Hereafter. A preference, which can only be made possible by acquiring knowledge. Knowledge is not something that is inherited nor is it something that can be taken away from us; it is a light, which disappears through our neglect of love, respect and appreciation for our respected Ulama; who carry and spread the word of Allah Subhaanuhuwataa’aala and His Rasullullah Sallallahualayhiwasallam. Therefore, we must appreciate this knowledge by implementing, and fulfilling its responsibilities and duties. We must not allow our respected and pious Ulama to depart from this world without us having benefited from their wisdom, nor should we find ourselves departing from this world without having learnt and placed into practice their teachings. Deen is the knowledge of Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala. Through His Messenger Sallallahualayhiwassalam, Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala has promised the best of both Worlds for the one who gains knowledge, acts upon the knowledge, spreads it to others, and makes it his garment. On one hand our Creator promises an outcome of goodness and certainty whist on the other hand stands the promises of those who reside with us in this world. Whose promises are we going to fulfil? Whom do we wish to please? Our Creator or the Creation? What became of our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahualayhiwasallam’s Companions R.A after He, Sallallahualayhiwasallam left this world? When news spread of the Prophet Sallallahualayhiwasallam’s demise, the Sahabah’s R.A were hit with immediate shock. Their eyes shed tears, their hearts mourned, and they were overcome with grief. Such was the impact of losing the very someone who had taught them so much, that even the likes of Umar Radiyallahuanhu could not control himself at the passing away of the Prophet Sallallahualayhiwasallam. His mind could not comprehend life without this beacon of hope and lantern of knowledge. His grief was such that he stood in utter shock and bewilderment saying:
30
Jun
2013

Biting the Hand That Feeds

posted by Taalibah on 30th June 2013 - 0 comments
Biting The Hand That Feeds We are often offended when someone we have spent our valuable time and energy to help, accommodate and please, don’t return the same, or show any sign of gratitude in return. We forget that all our actions and show of kindness towards any of Allah (swt) creation is solely for His pleasure and not for those we strive to please or for our own self interest, therefore we should not hold any expectations in return from anyone, but have full faith that all our virtuous acts of kindness will be rewarded to us only by Allah (swt). We have expectations of others yet are ourselves neglectful towards our Creator, we cannot tolerate ingratitude, abuse, disrespect, or ill-mannered behaviour of any kind towards us by anyone, yet we do not mind being ungrateful by disrespecting Allah (swt) right over us, by neglecting His sacred laws and commandments, we continue showing ingratitude towards him, yet are happy to take everything He bestows upon us without refusal. He lovingly tolerates us when we continuously sin, but yet we deny and acknowledge His existence; this is how we repay the kindness and generosity of our Beloved Creator for tolerating and persevering with our neglectful ways. We take great measures to please others and take offence to their lack of appreciation, yet we are neglectful towards the one we depend on for everything. We perform small worldly favours for others and have high expectations in return, and here is Allah (swt) what has he not favoured us with? If we have been deprived of health, he has given us wealth in replacement, if we have been deprived of wealth; he has granted us firm health in replacement, the favours that descend upon us always outweighing any small deprivation, and even then if the least amount of deprivation is patiently persevered with and accepted as the decree of Allah (swt) we become the beloved of Allah (swt) and will be rewarded abundantly, with our sins forgiven and rank raised in the hereafter. We worry and busy ourselves with what other people are thinking, saying and doing, always looking at the affairs of others, judging and watching them with no concern for our own state of affairs.
30
Jun
2013

Mothers Day

posted by Taalibah on 30th June 2013 - 2 comments
MOTHERS DAY?? Duty to both parents, especially the mother, and treating them kindly is an act of worship enjoined in both the Qur'an and Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Sallallahualaihiwassalam. Being dutiful to parents is not confined to a specific time or day. It is an obligation that should be observed at all times, as all people commonly know Islam's teaching on honouring the mother means that their is no need for an innovation, and unislamic custom such as Mother's Day, as is evident from the following Ahadith: A man came to the Prophet Sallallahualaihiwassalam and said, 'O Messenger of Allah! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet Sallallahualaihiwassalam said: Your mother. The man said, 'Then who?' The Prophet Sallallahualaihiwassalam said: Then your mother. The man further asked, 'Then who?' The Prophet Sallallahualaihiwassalam said: Then your mother. The man asked again, 'Then who?' The Prophet Sallallahualaihiwassalam said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim). Abu Usaid Saidi said: We were once sitting with Rasulullah Sallallahualaihiwassalam when a man from the tribe of Salmah came and said to him: O Messenger of Allah! Do my parents have rights over me even after they have died? And Rasulullah Sallallahualaihiwassalam said: Yes. You must pray to Allah to bless them with His Forgiveness and Mercy, fulfil the promises they made to anyone, and respect their relations and their friends (Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah). Abdullah ibn Amr related that the Messenger Sallallahualaihiwassalam of Allah said: The major sins are to believe that Allah has partners, to disobey one's parents, to commit murder, and to bear false witness (Bukhari, Muslim).
30
Jun
2013

Untiring Love

posted by Taalibah on 30th June 2013 - 0 comments
Untiring Love This is a story from Japan. In order to renovate the house, someone in Japan tore open the wall. Japanese houses normally have a hollow space between the wooden walls. When tearing down the walls, he found that there was a lizard stuck there because a nail from outside was hammered into one of its feet. He saw this, felt pity, and at the same time he was curious. When he checked the nail, turns out, it was nailed 10 years ago when the house was first built. What happened? The lizard had survived in such a position for 10 years! In a dark wall partition for 10 years without moving, it is impossible and mind boggling. Then he wondered how this lizard survived for 10 years without moving a single step--since its foot was nailed!
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