February 2007


Assalaamu alaikum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh

(May Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you)

Tears of Realization

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“Do men think that they will be left alone on sayings, ‘We believe’, and that they will not be tested? We did test those before them, and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are false.” (29:2-3)

It all started during the summer of 2003, after my second year of high school. I was playing basketball with a bunch of family friends when fate twisted me in an undesirable way (more…)

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The Equipment of the Patient and the investment of the Grateful.

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As-Safar said: “Abû Bakr fell ill, so some people visited him and asked whether they should call a doctor for him. He said,‘The Doctor has already seen me.’ They asked, ‘What did he say?’ Abû Bakr said, ‘He said, “I do what I want”.’ ” (Meaning, that Allâh is his “Doctor” and can make him sick or healthy as He wills) (Ahmad).

‘Umar ibn al-Khattâb (RA) said:

“The best days we ever lived were by virtue of patience, and if patience were to take the shape of a man, he would be a noble and generous man.”

‘Alî ibn Abî Tâlib (RA) said:

“The relation of patience to îmân is like the relation of the head to the body. If the head is chopped off, the body becomes useless.” Then he raised his voice and said: “Certainly, the one who has no patience has no îmân, and patience is like a riding-beast that nevers gets tired.” (more…)

This is a good short video of a new muslim revert who explains the simplicity of Islaam and clears misconceptions.

Asalaamu ‘alykum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh. (Peace be upon you.)

Darkness to the Light It was dark..I felt confused.. empty. things weren’t goin my way. You got alot but you still want more.. you don’t want to stick with anyone, you don’t want to make that commitment because you know its all goin to end someday anyway. So why trust them? It’s just a one man thing. That’s what I felt about life. Maybe that was one of the reasons why i went down the other road from my friends? I dno, but it was easy.. easier than losing them when i wasn’t prepared for it. People say you’re friendship can be so strong that you never give up on backing each other.. others say that a guy or a gurl can make your friendship crumble.. no matter how long it lasted. What if you lose both?

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Asalaamu ‘alykum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh. (Peace be upon you.)

Emaan Boosting Moments

 

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Yesterday i went to sleep, in a proper deep sleep.. suddenly i just woke up. For some reason – i felt in a state of shock. It was totally dark. I quickly got up cuz i had to pray fajr (the dawn prayer.)

Before I woke up, i was having a dream about death. So when i woke up, I could still hear the sounds from my dream, so it kinda freaked me out. (more…)

Asalaamu ‘alykum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh.

(Peace be upon you.)

The 99 Beautiful Names of Allah


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFh6gXmWdIo

A Meeting With Allah…


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukBX2TvfyQE

What does Islam really teach?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIxIk2Wta58&eurl=

It all began 18 years ago… I am the youngest and raised in a family which alhamdulillah has always been practising, and very much a part of the community (which in many ways is a good thing, but also a bad thing given the pain that comes with “fame.”) Having your parents as your role models as Islamic figures in your life is the best thing that can happen to any child, and my siblings and I were blessed with that. Many times we take our parents for granted, not realizing what they’re imparting to us is full of blessing. When you’re in such a family, you look inwards and realize your wrong doings are from yourself, and that on the day of Qiyamah who can you blame but yourself when you were raised upon the right path?

Elsewhere I’m usually known as Jawharah, which means jewel, and the reasoning behind the name was mainly cuz it sounded good, and well…it reminds me of the hadith:

…We asked, “From what is Paradise built?” He said, “Bricks of gold and silver and mortar of fragrant musk; its pebbles are pearls and rubies, and its soil is saffron. Whoever enters it is blessed with joy and will never be miserable; he will remain there forever and never die; his clothes will never wear out, and his youth will never fade away.”

[Mishkāt al-Masābīh, 3/89, no. 5630]

We chase after the jewels of this world, spending money on them which could have been better spent on the poor. Yet we so easily forget that we should be aiming higher, for the hereafter, where we can have such jewels as pebbles!

InshaAllah if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

May Allah make this effort a success and may He reward all those doing it sincerely for His sake. Ameen.

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