Monday, February 25, 2013

Oh Allah increase Me In Knowledge

Oh Allah increase Me In Knowledge 

Piyam e Iqbal

wastage of time

A family of tortoise went on a picnic.
They packed food and set out to a place they had selected… behind the hills.
 When they reached the spot,
they unpacked their picnic basket.
They realized they had forgotten to bring salt. Food without salt is tasteless.
They had a conference to decide who should go back and get salt.
 After a lot of discussion,
the youngest tortoise was chosen,
as he was faster than the others.
The youngest objected on the ground that before he could come back the others might eat the snacks.
But they assured him they would wait for him to come back with salt. 
Six months passed,
but the youngest tortoise did not turn up.
So the rest of the family decided to open the basket and eat the snacks.
When they opened the snack basket,
the little tortoise jumped out of the bushes and screamed,“Look,
 I knew you would not wait till I came back.
 For six months I have been hiding in these bushes to make sure you would not eat without me. Now my suspicion has been confirmed,
and I am not going to get the salt.”

Some of us are exactly like our suspicious tortoise : we waste our own time waiting for people to live up to our expectations. Instead of doing the right thing ourselves, we wait for others to act in ways we expect them to. We waste our time waiting for others to live according to our expectations

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Most Beautiful Dua’a – Dua’a at-Ta’if

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
In the Name of Allah Most-Compassionate, Most-Merciful
As was the custom with the tribes of Arabia prior to Islam, people’s allegiances were to tribes under whose protection one was, which meant other tribes, particularly less influential ones, would avoid entering into a feud with anyone from a more noble tribe. The Prophet (s) belonged to the most noble of them all, the tribe of Quraysh, and within that tribe, the noble tribe of Bani Hashim. After the death of his grandfather Abd-al- Muttalib it was Abu Talib the uncle of the Prophet (saw) who gave him protection. And when Muhammad (s) became a prophet, although his uncle did not accept Islam, he nevertheless loved his nephew very much and maintained that protection from the increasingly hostile Quraysh. However, Abu Talib died, and the Prophet (saw) sought protection from another of his uncles, Abu Lahab, who accepted his request very reluctantly, unable to refuse out of tribal custom. However, this protection was considerably nominal as the Prophet (s) was to discover, and led on more than one occasion, to Abu Lahab inciting violence against the Muslims. It seemed the family of the Noble Messenger (saw), the tribe of Quraysh, had turned their backs on him, that there was no one to protect him in his (saw) mission, and that hope of gaining any other support was remote. The situation looked bleak for the young Muslim community who were suffering both persecution through exile from Makkah and now also economic boycott from the Quraysh, meaning they were desperately short of food. With no other avenues open, and seeing the suffering of his family and community, he (saw), he travelled on foot from Makkah to Ta’if, a day’s journey. There was no other time when a noble prophet of Allah, the noblest of them all, was in a humbler state before people. And yet by the will of Allah, he entered the city of Ta’if seeking its leaders, hoping that they would accept Islam and help him. But they proved to be even more vociferous than the Quraysh. Hearing enough, the Prophet (s) stood to leave, but as he did the Noble Messenger (saw) was set upon by the slaves and children of Ta’if with stones, he ran, his feet cut and bleeding, he saw a garden, a private orchard, and sought refuge within its walls. Sitting under a tree cut and bruised, and perhaps at his lowest point, he turned to his Lord for ease and guidance. He had set out to Ta’if for the sake of God, for the sake of his religion, for the sake of His believers, and now it seemed all paths had been closed, where was he to go, who could he turn to for help? At that moment the Prophet (s) made, what is considered, as his most beautiful dua’a to Allah, a dua’a of complete sincerity, grace abounding, noble eloquence and utter humility before his Lord. Here are his words, read them slowly, for in them you will find the complete truth and beauty of Islam, in them you will find the true state of man to his Lord, in them you will find your Lord, and in them you will find the best of all people, the Messenger of Allah (saw).

Dua’a at-Ta’if
“O Allah! Unto You do I complain of my weakness, of my helplessness and of my lowliness before men.  O most Merciful of the merciful. O Lord of the weak and my Lord too. Into whose hands have you entrusted me?  Unto some far off stranger who receives me with hostility? Or unto a foe whom you have empowered against me? I care not, so long as You are not angry with me.  But Your favouring help, that were for me the broader way and the wider scope.  I take refuge in the light of Your countenance whereby all darknesses are illuminated and all things of this world and the next are rightly ordered, lest You make descend Your anger upon me or lest Your wrath beset me. Yet it is Yours to reproach until You are well pleased. There is no power and no might except through Thee.”
Prophet Muhammad(peace and blessings be upon him)


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Health Benefits of Consuming Dates

eating dates are sunnah of Prophet MUHAMMAD SAWW.. here are some benefits of using this

1) Dates are free from cholesterol and contain very low fat. Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals.
2) They are rich source of protein, dietary fiber and rich in vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5 along with vitamin A1 and C.
3)It helps improve the digestive system as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers and different kinds of amino acids.
4) Dates are great energy boosters as they contain natural sugars like glucose, sucrose and fructose. To get more advantage add dates to milk and make it a very nutritious snack.
5)Dates are very low in calories and are extremely suitable for health conscious people.
6) Dates are rich in potassium and reduced in sodium. This helps regulate a healthy nervous system. Researchers have revealed the fact that potassium intake up to a
certain extent can reduce risk of stroke.
7) Dates also help in lowering of the LDL cholesterol.
8) Dates have high iron content and are very useful in treating anemia. The patients can eat many dates for better advantages.
9) Dates also have fluorine that slows down the process of tooth decay.
10) It helps people suffering from constipation. Soak dates overnight and take it along with water to have added advantage.
11) Dates help in weight gain and are beneficial for those who suffer from over slimming problem.
12) Dates are excellent for abdominal cancer.
13) It also helps in improving eye sight and helps in curing night blindness as well.
"The best thing is that it does not have any side effect on the body and is completely natural as well as it works better than medicine

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Good Dreams and Bad Dreams

Narrated Abu Qatada (Radi-Allahu 'anhu):

The Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, "A good dream is from Allah, and a bad or evil dream is from Satan; so if anyone of you has a bad dream of which he gets afraid, he should spit on his left side and should seek Refuge with Allah from its evil, for then it will not harm him."

Bukhari Vol. 4 : No. 513

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

any EXCUSE to Leave Namaaz

After Looking at the pictures below do you still think you have any EXCUSE to Leave Namaaz

Why do Muslims pray ? After a long and hectic day at work, some might think that it is difficult for a tired person to concentrate on his prayers to Allah, the Almighty. Snuggled up in a warm and cozy bed, how difficult it is to get up at the call of the Mu`azzin (calling to prayers): "Come to prayer! Come to success!" 
Describing this moment, the famous doctor and philosopher, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), narrated that on one cold and icy night, he and his slave were resting at an inn in a remote part of Khuraasaan. During the night, he felt thirsty, so he called to his slave to bring him some water. The slave had no desire to leave his warm bed, so he pretended not to hear Ibn Sina's call. But finally, after repeated calls, he reluctantly got up and went to fetch the water. A little while later, the melodious sound of the azaan (call to prayer) filled the air.

Ibn Sina began to think about the person calling the people to prayer. "My slave, 'Abdullaah, he mused, has always respected me and admired me. He seizes any opportunity to lavish praise and affection on me, but tonight he preferred his own comfort to my needs. On the other hand, look at this Persian slave of Allaah: He left his warm bed to go out into the chilly night, he made ablution in the icy water of the stream, and then he ascended the high minaret of the mosque to glorify Allah whom he truly serves; calling for the prayer; 

  "I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah. I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah." Ibn Sina records: "I learned the essence of true love, that love which results in complete obedience." The love of Allah demands total and unconditional obedience. 

  Allah, the Almighty says: (Say [oh, Muhammad!]: "If you love Allah, follow me: Allah will forgive your sins, for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful)(Qur'an 3:31) After Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was commissioned for Prophet Hood, the first thing he was commanded to do by Allah was to pray. 

  The angel Jibreel came to him and a spring of water gushed out of the rocks in front of them. Jibreel then showed Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) how to make ablution. He then showed him how to pray to Allah (swt). Then Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) went home and showed his wife Khadeejah what he had learnt from the angel Jibreel. At first the prophet (pbuh) prayed two rak'ah twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. From that time, the Prophet (pbuh) never went through a day without praying. Just before his migration to Madinah, he was taken on a night journey to Jerusalem and then to the heavens (Mi`raaj). During this journey, Allah, Almighty, ordered him to pray five times a day. This prayer was a gift given to every Believer to enable him to experience a spiritual ascension five times a day. 

  Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: "The prayer is the Mi`raaj of the Believer." Prayers give every Muslim the chance to communicate with his Lord. During each prayer, the Muslim recites "Soorah Al-Fatihah": This recitation is not a dull monologue by the Believer, but Allah promises that it is a conversation between Him and the worshipper. 

  Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) reported that Allah, the Almighty says: 'When my slave says in his prayer: "All praise is for Allah, the lord of the worlds" I say: "My slave has praised me" When he says: "The Merciful, the Compassionate, Master of the Day of Judgment," I say: "My slave has glorified me." When he says: "You alone we worship and your aid we seek," I say: "This is between me and my slave." When he says: "Show us the straight path," I say: "This is for my slave, and I give my slave what he wants." 

  The Prophet (pbuh) once said: "Prayer is the pillar of religion."(Narrated by Al-Baihaqi) He also informed us that Islam is built upon five pillars, the second being to establish prayer five times a day. (Narrated by Al-Bukhaari) This makes the image very clear: Islam is like a building supported by five columns; remove just one column and the entire building weakens. In the same way, when a person stops praying, his faith becomes weak, and the mildest blows can cause it to crumble. 

  The prayer is so very important that the Prophet (pbuh) said: "Verily, between man and polytheism and disbelief is abandoning prayer."(Narrated by Muslim) Regarding the plight of disbelievers on the Day of Judgment, Allah (swt) says: (What led you into the Hell-fire?" They will say: "We were not of those who prayed.)(Qur'an 74:43). 

  Allah (swt) also says: (Successful indeed are the Believers, those who humble themselves in their prayers)(Qur'an 23:2), (And those who guard [strictly] their worship, such will be the honoured ones in the Gardens [of Bliss])(Qur'an 70:35). Allah (swt) has emphasized the need for humility and concentration in prayers. There is no doubt that Satan is the bitterest enemy of man; he always tries to disturb the Believer's prayers. A Muslim (the worshipper) may find his/her mind suddenly engulfed with memories, problems, worries, work and family and will often find himself wondering whether he has prayed three rak`ah or four. This is how Satan steals the prayer. Allah (swt) says that man was created only to worship him, He (swt) says: (I created not the jinns and mankind except to worship me) (Qur'an 51:56) Man is to live in this world as a worshipper of Allah and prayer is the best form of worship. On the Day of Judgment, man will have to answer for his deeds. Allah (swt) says: (Then shall you be questioned about the joy [you indulged in])(Qur'an 102:8) 


Monday, February 4, 2013

Anyone dies worshipping Allah will enter Jannah

Narrated Abu Huraira (raziAllahuanhu): Nabi (Sallalahualaywasallam), "Angels come to you in succession by night and day and all of them get together at the time of the Fajr and 'Asr prayers. Those who have passed the night with you (or stayed with you) ascend (to the Heaven) and Allah asks them, though He knows everything about you, well, "In what state did you leave my slaves?" The angels reply: "When we left them they were praying and when we reached them, they were praying."

[Volume 1, Book 10, Number 530: Bukhaari]

Abdullah (raziAllahuanhu) narrated that the Prophet (Sallalahualaywasallam) said: "Anyone who dies worshiping OTHERS along with Allah will definitely enter the Fire and anyone who dies worshiping NONE along with Allah will definitely enter Paradise"

[Bukhari: Vol 2, Book 23, Hadith 330]