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Thursday, April 15, 2010

alhamdolillah!

Assalamoalaikum,
it is an irony that we thank Allah swt for His bounties, graciousness and mercies when we recall the problems we had once suffered! I was reflecting in a similar manner this morning in order to thank the Almighty for the blessings I have right now in life. Life was not easy. But Allah swt was very merciful and guided me and my family through the thorny path without receiving a single scratch. My heart weeps when I think of the sufferings of the past. I dislike people for an instant. I hate the world for its ways. But then i begin seeing the graciousness of Allah swt that he showered upon us even while we thought we were living the bleakest moments of our lives! Allah swt was helping us by showing us the ways of the world. he was guiding us through a very difficult path so that we would call upon him mor often. Allah swt was showing us His "qudrat" , His might by leading us towards the solutions of our problems. He brought happiness and joy to our weeping souls. He swt replaced agony with relief for us. His merciful Being granted us with all that we had lacked all our lives! From physical comfort to material to, most importantly, love happiness and respect!
There is nothing I can do to thank my Lord enough! My heart and soul prostrate in gratitude for the Almighty. My eyes well with tears when I realize the Almighty's love for Creation. How He watches over each one of us individually! It is not just obligatory for us to thank Allah swt as a custom or religious ritual. That gratitude should fill our hearts. It should over whelm our senses. still it will never be enough! SubhanAllah! Alhamdolillah!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Assalamoalaikum!
here is another list of valuable reminders that I picked up from different islamic groups and that made my day Alhamdolilh.
1-“ …If you are grateful, I will add more (favours) unto you…” (Ibrâhîm 14:7)
2-Rasulullah (S.A.W) said, “He who does not thank people does not thank Allah.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
3-“Worship Allah and join none with Him (in worship); and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, Al-Masaakeen (the poor), the neighbour who is near of kin, the neighbour who is a stranger, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (you meet), and those (slaves) whom your right hands possess. Verily, Allah does not like such as are proud and boastful” [Quran al-Nisa’ 4:36]

JazakAllah khairum, InshAllah we will all benefit from these valuable islamic reminders!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Reminders for Today

I picked all these reminders from wonderful islamic groups that i have joined online. I am sure they will be helpful and enlightening for everybody InshAllah!

1-Abu Hurayrah reported Allaah’s Messenger (S.A.W) as saying: There is none whose deeds alone would entitle him to get into Paradise. It was said to him: And, Allah’s Messenger, not even you? Thereupon he said: Not even I, but that my Lord wraps me in Mercy. [Muslim, Book 39, 15, #6761]

2-“Nay! (Man denies Resurrection and Reckoning. So) he desires to continue committing sins. He asks: “When will be this Day of Resurrection?”....(Quran Al-Qiyaamah 75:5)

3-"Do not walk upon the earth except in humbleness, For how many people underneath it are more exalted than you! If you are in glory, goodness and strength, Then how many have died that were more stronger than you." [Al-Kirizi]

4-If it's truly for the sake of Allah, do not get hurt and do not become angry. Keep your cool when you run across problems in the 'Dawah Scene' or when giving sincere advice. It's not about you after all, it's about the pleasure of Allah. :-)

Women are from hell,Men are from heaven...

assalam u alaikum!

the other day i read an article posted by a wonderful islamic group on facebook, that had an explanation to the hadeeth shareef of our Beloved Prophet(s), indicating that there will be more women in hell than in heaven! Just as alarming as this might be, i believe that it was indeed very merciful of Allah swt to have warned us through the Last Prophet(s) about the kind of trouble we could get ourselves into!As the prophet(s) himself said in his last address that our deen had been completed for us; and I believe that certainly in the life of the Holy Prophet(s) and his teachings Allah swt really did cover all aspects of life, human conduct, psychology and development for our guidance.
Returning to the hadeeth-i-mubarakah, when we go in it's details, the prophet(s) explained the women present in His(s) day that women tend to compare their husbands to other men and no matter how kind and loving their partners are they do not feel completely satisfied by them. Which is why they should make more sadaqaat and save themselves from the fires of hell! when the women heard our Holy Prophet(s) say this, they began throwing their jewels out of fear in the cloth that Hazrat Bilal(R) held for the collection of sadaqaat.
SubhanAllah!
The question that rises here is whether we are well-informed about these matters or not! And if we are, do we work towards rectifying our behaviors and thought processes or not! I certainly have no right to comment on the issue, as I myself am too inexperienced in this context. But as deeni sisters we could help and guide each other on the matter. A lot of times we have friends telling us how grumpy their husbands can be or how "demanding" their husbands are... I seriously want to know what the term "demanding" really inplies?!!! If their spouse is loyal to them and not seeing any other woman, and if he is caring about the needs of his family, then why is it that women "demand" for him to be soft-spoken, social, funny and compromising as well! Maybe I am unable to relate to their problem, but if the guy wants to live with his parents, or avoid late-nights-out or tends to go quiet after a hard day at work, then its not men who are asking for too much its us women who are asking for too much!!! If we consider the hadeeth shareef that i have referred to here, then we are earning hell for ourselves! These minor complains will close the doors of heaven on us! We will be shunned! Is it not a great mercy on us from our Almighty Lord that He has provided us guidance?!! And is it not highly ignorant of us to not pay any heed to that guidance and continue whimpering over absolutely nothing! Alhamdolillah majority households nowadays are much more liberal, tolerant and so-not-demanding as compared to those of the previous generations! Yet we manage to find faults and mope over them, succeeding in pleasing Shaytaan and failing in earning the pleasure of Allah swt!
It is time that we educate our sisters, daughters, nieces, friends, relatives and all other females who we interact with to become more tolerant and thankful to Allah swt for His blessings. Instead of searching for faults, we should reconsider the blessings we daily thank Allah for. InshAllah daily all my sisters and I will find a hundred more reasons to thank Allah swt for!
May Allah swt open doors of His guidance on us; may we earn the pleasure of Allah swt and turn to His merciful Being only when we need help. Ameen

Monday, April 12, 2010

ASSALAMOALAIKUM!

After having followed quite a few blogs, for quite sometime, I have finally decided to launch my own blogspot. I really dont know how it will be received. Neither do I have a dedicated readership that I am aiming at pleasing. My purpose in beginning a blogspot is simply to use this space as an outlet for my feelings and my so-called knack for writing.

I have not come across a single woman in so long who does not have the need to speak her mind. And I, like the entire female specie have a lot to share with the world. My insights as a mom, a wife, a siter and a daughter; my intellect(it may be borrowed a lot of times in the form of islamic matter that i will have to take from reliable sources); and my personal experiences.
When i speak of experiences they will not always be mine either. Being the youngest among my siblings and then in my husband's family, I have managed to learn a lot from the expriences of the people around me! I, too, have a learnt a harsh lesson or two at the hands of the cruel selfish world. But that remains my asset. Allah swt has been very kind and merciful. These harsh experiences have made a better person of me, given me more perspective and finally helped me realize the many blessings that Allah swt has graciously granted me with all my life!
I am really excited at finally being part of the blogosphere, hence Im sure I will be found posting daily. But I hope I remain just as excited in future and frequently update my space.

May Allah swt guide and protect us all. Ameen,
Thanaya