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16  Islam / Inspirational Islamic Stories / Re: He's Like a Brother on: April 26, 2010, 06:48:28 AM
Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu My Dear Sister!

Wa Feeki Baraka Allah, dear ukhti!
Summa Ameen to your beautiful du'a, and Alhamdulilah (Praise be to Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa)) I have learnt alot here! Jazakum Allah Khairan Fi Dunya Wal Akhira to All My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Islam for sharing their knowledge!

Take Care and Stay Blessed!
Wa Alaykumusalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
17  Islam / Inspirational Islamic Stories / She's My Sister on: April 25, 2010, 01:38:22 PM
Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Islam!

I hope you all are doing Great, InshaAllah! May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) grant you all with the best of health and strong emaan (faith), Ameen!

There is a pretty emotional story that brought tears into my eyes, but it has a Great message and I would like to share it with you! InshaAllah, we will all benefit from it and take the lesson the message is giving us!

Mohammad Alshareef translated the following true story from the book "Azzaman Alqaadim" and gave it as his final speech at the MYNA East Zone conference.

 
~*~   She's My Sister   ~*~

Her cheeks were worn and sunken and her skin hugged her bones. That didn't stop her though, you could never catch her not reciting Qur'an. Always vigil in her personal prayer room Dad had set up for her. Bowing, prostrating, raising her hands in prayer. That was the way she was from dawn to sunset and back again, boredom was for others.

As for me I craved nothing more than fashion magazines and novels. I treated myself all the time to videos until those trips to the rental place became my trademark. As they say, when something becomes habit people tend to distinguish you by it. I was negligent in my responsibilities and laziness characterized my Salah.

One night, I turned the video off after a marathon three hours of watching. The adhan softly rose in that quiet night. I slipped peacefully into my blanket.

Her voice carried from her prayer room. "Yes? Would you like anything Noorah?" I said.

With a sharp needle she popped my plans. "Don't sleep before you pray Fajr!"

Agh...there' s still an hour before Fajr, that was only the first Adhaan!

With those loving pinches of hers, she called me closer. She was always like that, even before the fierce sickness shook her spirit and shut her in bed. "Hanan can you come sit beside me."

I could never refuse any of her requests, you could touch the purity and sincerity. "Yes, Noorah?"

"Please sit here."

"OK, I"m sitting. What's on your mind?"

With the sweetest mono voice she began reciting:

"Every soul shall taste death and you will merely be repaid your earnings on Resurrection Day"

She stopped thoughtfully. Then she asked, "Do you believe in death?"

"Of course I do."

"Do you believe that you shall be responsible for whatever you do, regardless of how small or large?"

"I do, but Allah is Forgiving and Merciful and I've got a long life waiting for me."

"Stop it Hanan ... aren't you afraid of death and it's abruptness? Look at Hind. She was younger than you but she died in a car accident. So did so and so, and so and so. Death is age-blind and your age could never be a measure of when you shall die."

The darkness of the room filled my skin with fear. "I'm scared of the dark and now you made me scared of death, how am I supposed to go to sleep now. Noorah, I thought you promised you'd go with us on vacation during the summer break."

Impact. Her voice broke and her heart quivered. "I might be going on a long trip this year Hanan, but somewhere else. Just maybe. All of our lives are in Allah's hands and we all belong to Him."

My eyes welled and the tears slipped down both cheeks.

I pondered my sisters grizzly sickness, how the doctors had informed my father privately that there was not much hope that Noorah was going to outlive the disease. She wasn't told though. Who hinted to her? Or was it that she could sense the truth.

"What are you thinking about Hanan?" Her voice was sharp. "Do you think I am just saying this because I am sick? Uh - uh. In fact, I may live longer than people who are not sick. And you Hanan, how long are you going to live? Twenty years, maybe? Forty? Then what?" Through the dark she reached for my hand and squeezed gently. "There's no difference between us; we're all going to leave this world to live in Paradise or agonize in Hell. Listen to the words of Allah:

"Anyone who is pushed away from the Fire and shown into Jannah will have triumphed."

I left my sister's room dazed, her words ringing in my ears: May Allah guide you Hanan - don't forget your prayer.

Eight O'clock in the morning. Pounding on my door. I don't usually wake up at this time. Crying. Confusion. O Allah, what happened?

Noorahs condition became critical after Fajr, they took her immediately to the hospital ... Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.

There wasn't going to be any trips this summer. It was written that I would spend the summer at home.

After an eternity...

It was one O'clock in the afternoon. Mother phoned the hospital. "Yes. You can come and see her now." Dad's voice had changed, mother could sense something had gone deathly wrong. We left immediately.

Where was that avenue I used to travel and thought was so short? Why was it so long now, so very long. Where was the cherished crowd and traffic that would give me a chance to gaze left and right. Everyone, just move out of our way. Mother was shaking her head in her hands crying as she made dua'a for her Noorah.

We arrived at the hospitals main entrance.

One man was moaning, another was involved in an accident and a third's eyes were iced, you couldn't tell if he was alive or dead.

We skipped stairs to Noorahs floor. She was in intensive care.

The nurse approached us. "Let me take you to her." As we walked down the aisles the nurse went on expressing how sweet a girl Noorah was. She reassured Mother somewhat that Noorah's condition had gotten better than what it was in the morning.

"Sorry. No more than one visitor at a time." This was the intensive care unit. Through the small window in the door and past the flurry of white robes I caught my sisters eyes. Mother was standing beside her. After two minutes, mother came out unable to control her crying.

"You may enter and say Salam to her on condition that you do not speak too long," they told me. "Two minutes should be enough."

"How are you Noorah? You were fine last night sister, what happened?"

We held hands, she squeezed harmlessly. "Even now, Alhamdulillah, I'm doing fine."

"Alhamdulillah. ..but...your hands are so cold."

I sat on her bedside and rested my fingers on her knee. She jerked it away. "Sorry ... did I hurt you?"

"No, it is just that I remembered Allah's words

One leg will be wrapped to the other leg (in the death shroud) {waltafatul saaqu bil saaq}

"Hanan pray for me. I may be meeting the first day of the hearafter very soon. It is a long journey and I haven't prepared enough good deeds in my suitcase."

A tear escaped my eye and ran down my cheek at her words. I cried and she joined me. The room blurred away and left us ^Ö two sisters - to cry together. Rivulets of tears splashed down on my sister's palm which I held with both hands. Dad was now becoming more worried about me. I've never cried like that before.

At home and upstairs in my room, I watched the sun pass away with a sorrowful day. Silence mingled in our corridors. A cousin came in my room, another. The visitors were many and all the voices from downstairs stirred together. Only one thing was clear at that point ... Noorah had died!

I stopped distinguishing who came and who went. I couldn't remember what they said. O Allah, where was I? What was going on? I couldn't even cry anymore.

Later that week they told me what had happened. Dad had taken my hand to say goodbye to my sister for the last time, I had kissed Noorah's head.

I remember only one thing though, seeing her spread on that bed, the bed that she was going to die on. I remembered the verse she recited:

"One leg will be wrapped to the other leg (in the death shroud)" and I knew too well the truth of the next verse: "The drive on that day we be to your Lord (Allah)!"

I tiptoed into her prayer room that night. Staring at the quiet dressers and silenced mirrors, I treasured who it was that had shared my mother's stomach with me. Noorah was my twin sister.

I remembered who I had swapped sorrows with. Who had comforted my rainy days. I remembered who had prayed for my guidance and who had spent so many tears for so many long nights telling me about death and accountability. May Allah save us all.

Tonight is Noorah's first night that she shall spend in her tomb. O Allah, have mercy on her and illumine her grave. This was her Qur'an, her prayer mat and this was the spring rose-colored dress that she told me she would hide until she got married, the dress she wanted to keep just for her husband.

I remembered my sister and cried over all the days that I had lost. I prayed to Allah to have mercy on me, accept me and forgive me. I prayed to Allah to keep her firm in her grave as she always liked to mention in her supplications.

At that moment, I stopped. I asked myself: what if it was I who had died? Where would I be moving on to? Fear pressed me and the tears began all over again.

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar...

The first adhan rose softly from the Masjid, how beautiful it sounded this time. I felt calm and relaxed as I repeated the Muadhdhins call. I wrapped the shawl around my shoulders and stood to pray Fajr. I prayed as if it was my last prayer, a farewell prayer, just like Noorah had done yesterday. It had been her last Fajr.

Now and insha' Allah for the rest of my life, if I awake in the mornings I do not count on being alive by evening, and in the evening I do not count on being alive by morning.

We are all going on Noorah's journey. What have we prepared for it?
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May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) strengthen our emaan and keep us firm on the straight path to Jannah and make our journey in the Hereafter easy, Ameen!!

Stay Strong Dear Sisters and Brothers in your deen and emaan! Keep Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) in rememberance and prepare yourselves for the Hereafter, only Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) knows when we will meet the Angel of death!

Stay Blessed all!
Wa Alaykumusalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

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Anything good that I have said is from Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa), and if anything I said was bad and wrong is from myself. May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) forgive our mistakes and sins and increase our knowledge of the deen, Ameen!
['Amr bil Ma'ruf Wa Nahi anil Munkar! (Command the good and forbid the evil!) - So, please dear sisters and brothers - correct me if I do a mistake or say something wrong! InshaAllah, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) will reward us for correcting the mistakes of each other!
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18  Islam / Inspirational Islamic Stories / Re: He's Like a Brother on: April 25, 2010, 01:17:48 PM


Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu My Dear Sister Tasneem!

I hope everything is Great with you, InshaAllah! May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) Grant you with the best of health and strong emaan and bless you, Ameen!

JazakAllahu Khairan Fidunya Wal Akhira for your reply, it was Alhamdulilah (Praise be to Allah) very beneficial! I have Alhamdulilah (Praise be to Allah) learnt alot!

I was also quite surprised that a sister who is teaching about Islam is having close relationship with nonmahrams. But May Allah guide us all, Ameen! A Muslim should practise what he/she preaches!

The Prophet (May peace and blessings be upon him) enforced separation of men and women even at Allaah’s most revered and preferred place, the mosque. This was accomplished via the separation of the women’s rows from the men’s; men were asked to stay in the mosque after completion of the obligatory prayer so that women will have enough time to leave the mosque; and, a special door was assigned to women. Evidence of the foregoing are:

Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her) said that after Allah’s Messenger (May peace and blessings be upon him) said "as-Salamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullah’ twice announcing the end of prayer, women would stand up and leave. He would stay for a while before leaving. Ibn Shihab said that he thought that the staying of the Prophet (May peace and blessings be upon him) was in order for the women to be able to leave before the men who wanted to depart." Narrated by al-Bukhari under No. 793.

Abu Dawood under No. 876 narrates the same hadith in Kitab al-Salaat under the title "Insiraaf an-Nisaa’ Qabl al-Rijaal min al-Salaah" (Departure of Women before Men after the Prayer). Ibn ‘Umar said that Allah’s Messenger (May peace and blessings be upon him) said: "We should leave this door (of the mosque) for women." Naafi’ said: "Ibn ‘Umar never again entered through that door until he died." Narrated by Abu Dawood under No. 484 in "Kitab as-Salah" under the Chapter entitled: "at-Tashdid fi Thalik".

If these procedures and precautions were prescribed and adhered to in a mosque, which is a pure place of worship where people are as far away as they ever are from the arousal of desire and temptation, then no doubt the same procedures need to be followed even more rigorously at other places. [/color]

I wish it was like that in all mosques... Unfortunately many mosques here in Sweden, where I live, is not like that. There are many brothers surrounding the exits and it feels very uncomfortable when you exit because they stand there and many look at you. The women tend to "hide" theirselves at the back of the mosque while waiting for their mahram to pick them up. But JazakAllahu Khairan for posting it, and now that I know about it, I will InshaAllah send a request to the mosque and tell them about it!

May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) strengthen our emaan and guide us all and help us to keep firm on the straight path to Jannah, Ameen!

Take Care and Stay Blessed, dear sister!
Wa Alaykumusalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

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[ All the good things I have said is from Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) and all wrong and bad things I have said is from myself. May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) forgive our mistakes and sins, Ameen! ]
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19  Islam / Inspirational Islamic Stories / Re: very nice story must read:The Rich Merchant on: April 24, 2010, 03:51:51 PM
Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu Brother!

Baraka Allah feek for this great post! It was truly a very nice and well done simile!

Stay Blessed!
Wa Alaykumusalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
20  Islam / Inspirational Islamic Stories / Re: A little girl named Al`brah on: April 24, 2010, 03:29:49 PM
Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu Brother!

Baraka Allah Feek for sharing the story! It was really touching!
Ameen to sister Tasneem's beautiful du'a!

Stay Blessed all!
Wa Alaykumusalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
21  Islam / Inspirational Islamic Stories / He's Like a Brother on: April 24, 2010, 03:10:16 PM
Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Islam!

I would like to post a text which I read on a sister's website and I think it will be beneficial for both sisters and brothers, InshaAllah!

September 6, 2009 by Naiyerah Kolkailah's hometown is San Luis Obispo, California, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Religious Studies in 2008. She formerly taught Arabic, Qur’an and Islamic Studies in her local community, and is currently pursuing higher education in Arabic and Islamic Studies in Doha, Qatar.

“You're just like a brother to me!” she'd often tell her Muslim college friend whom she's grown close to over the years. She feels comfortable with confiding in him, trusting him, opening up to him – but she’s never thought of him as a husband. They hang out together during their breaks, she calls him whenever she needs to vent, and she loves how he’s never judgmental towards her.

To him, she was a friend at first — but he soon discovered that he'd often feel a tinge of jealousy whenever she spoke nonchalantly and joked with other male classmates. It burned him inside, and he'd always try to pull her away casually without making his irritation apparent.

Many times, he'd look at her with admiration, smiling and melting away with his dreams of what could be for them. He would never dare bring up marriage to her, though. How could he when she only viewed him as her brother?

So, would you call these two good friends? Brother and sister maybe? Boyfriend and girlfriend?
As with many cases in the Muslim community, this is a confused pseudo-marriage framed under the guise of friendship or an innocent brotherly bond. As the two become lax in their interaction, their hearts naturally – albeit unintentionally – gravitate towards each other, their minds become occupied with each other, and one or both parties eventually develop feelings that either remain trapped or expressed and acted upon unlawfully. With their increasing closeness and intimacy, the special reserves of loyalty, emotional sentiments and halaal physical attraction may be exhausted before their rightful outlet in marriage.

If they end up not getting married and search elsewhere for a partner, they may never be content because they can't resist comparing potential spouses with their former "friend". Even if they eventually marry someone else, they will always have a history, and sometimes Shaytan can push them to reconnect and rekindle that past relationship during
marriage. It is no wonder why our wise Creator 'azza wa jall, who is well aware of our natures and inclinations, says in the Qur’an “…Nor of those who take (boy)friends…(4:25). With many commands and prohibitions in Islam, Allah has mercifully forbade the prerequisite acts that would lead to major sins. He is protecting us from Shaytan and from falling prey to our desires, which saves us the emotional distress and painful regret that often come as a consequence to disobedience.

It's also no wonder why it is purer and more chaste for both men and women to lower their gaze when speaking to those of the opposite gender (24:30-31), and to focus only on the tasks necessitating their communication. Remember Musa (`alayhissalam ) with the two daughters of Shu`ayb? Their interaction and communicating was exuding hayaa’ and self-respect; Musa (as) never struck personal, unwarranted conversation with them and when one of the daughters informed Musa (as) that her father is inviting him to reward him for his assistance, she walked (and spoke) with utmost modesty and dignity.

One of the greatest manifestations of modesty and also a safeguard to indecent conduct is the Muslimah’s Islamic dress. Besides obeying Allah and the Messenger’s commands in wearing loose, non-transparent, non-perfumed clothing, the attire brings with it an entire set of behavioral traits that the Muslim woman finds befitting to uphold. She
is no longer comfortable mingling with men, joking and laughing loudly with them – or behaving in any way that may ignite their desires. Her taqwa (God-consciousness) and hayaa’ with Allah become embodied in all her mannerisms – her body language, how she speaks and carries herself – and reminds her of amicably maintaining the boundaries that Allah and the Messenger (peace be upon him) would be pleased with.

There is a profound hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him), which if practiced and truly believed in, can adorn our lives with blessings and many successes. It states: “There is nothing that you leave out of God-consciousness except that Allah will compensate you with something better” (Ahmad). We all long for acceptance and relationships that quell our loneliness and make us feel needed and loved. Perhaps if we devote our lives to increasing our love for Allah and gaining His love in return, He will bless us with halaal relationships that will be the greatest source of happiness, love, loyalty and compassion in this life and the better one to come.


It is important to think before doing an action and stay strong dear sisters and brothers, don't let Shaytan fool you and whisper things which will lead you slowly into a sin, InshaAllah!
Yesterday I read a story, don't unfortunately remember where, otherwise I would post the link here. But it was about a religious man who took care of a virgin girl while her 3 brothers were out for a period of time, and Shaytan whispered to the man to get closer to that girl each day until she gave birth to a baby from that man and the man was once again told by Shaytan to kill the girl and the baby and bury them. Aodhobillahi Mina Shaytan Al Rajeem.

May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) protect us from Shaytan's whispers and strengthen our emaan, Ameen.

Take Care and Stay Blessed all!
Wa Alaykumusalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
22  General Category / Introduce Yourself / Re: Warm Greetings and Introduction on: April 24, 2010, 01:14:37 PM
Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

Wa Feeki Baraka Allah, dear sister! Cheesy

23  General Category / Introduce Yourself / Re: Warm Greetings and Introduction on: April 24, 2010, 01:04:54 PM
Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu Dear Sister Tasneem!

I hope everything's Great with you, InshaAllah!
JazakAllahu khairan for your welcome and Ameen to your beautiful Du'as!

Take Care and Stay Blessed!
Wa Alaykumusalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
24  Islam / Inspirational Islamic Stories / The Duty Girl on: April 24, 2010, 11:23:36 AM
Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Islam!

I hope you all are doing Great and having a good time increasing your knowledge here , InshaAllah! May Allah Grant you all with the best of health and strong emaan, Ameen!

A few days ago I heard a quite sad and emotional story but with a Great message! I would like to share it with you and hopefully we will all take the message and learn from it, InshaAllah!


There was a very wealthy, rich and powerful man with high status in the society. He lived with his wife and two children. This man was very unjust and unfair human with a very hard heart. His heart was so hard and cold, that if you split up the hardness of the heart on the earths population they would drown in it.

This man's wife tells and says:
"We resided in a detached house and my husband was a highly placed man. My husband was very aggressive
and did not have any good morale at all, both me and him were unfair humans. When we employed a duty girl, she did not stay with us for more than one or two months maximum because of all the abuse, punches, torture and punishment we exposed to the duty girls. We performed all kinds of torture and did not leave anyone out."

She tells:
"One day, a man came from my husband's village with one of his daughters and said to the rich man;
'My daughter here wants to work for you because we don't afford with food or drink and what amount
of salary you pay or whatever you give we can live of.'
My husband said 'Okey'. And they agreed on a salary and the man said to the daughter that he was going to
come and get the salary every month or send someone. The man and my husband agreed.

The poor girl were only 12 years old and said: 'Please father, dont leave me! I can't live too far away from my father and mother!
Don't do this to me, please...!'

But the father left her and went.
The girl was now alone in a foreign home with foreign people as a duty girl. Worried and frightened...

The girl had a brother who worked in Jordan and he was her big hope!
Her brother used to tell her; 'InshaAllah my beloved sister, when I get back home you will not have
to work in lots of homes and such things and you are going to live an honourable life with a nice apartment
and I will buy you this and that and I will bring you this and that.'
This was her big hope..." tells the wife of the rich man.

In the rich man's house, they began to torture her severely, the wife tells;
"We used to give her electricity shocks with over 220 voltage power. We used to hang her on the roof
and fasten her. We gave her old bread and mouldy, rotten food. In the coldest winter days we forced her
to sleep on the ceramic plates in the kitchen. We injured her with all methods to the point she
tried to escape from us 6 times! And because of my husband's high position and status, he could get her day thereon,
and when we got her after she had escaped we let her go through all the kinds of torture a human could imagine!"

The poor girl says;"I went to my village only two times."
The first time was when she heard that her brother passed away on the way home from Jordan! Then she lost all hope!
The second time was when her mother died.
It was only these two times she went to her village; to go to her brother's funeral and then to her mother's funeral,
then she never went back there again.

These unjust humans carried on torturing her very harshly to the point that the girl's vision began to weaken and weaken, part by part. When she buyed things, she discovered that she had bought rotten and bad things and the girl didnt know what to do.
The people in the market felt sorry for her and helped her to shop and then she brought it to the family.

Daily they continued to beat her and torture her until she became totally blind!
When this girl became blind, they throwed her out on the street.
They said; "What are we going to do with her?! She is worthless now."

The girl walked around from home to home until they took her to a home where they take care of blind
children and those who have lost their sight.

Allah's regulations were put in work and after she had been tortured for 10 years by those people and put in the home
for blind people when she was 22 years old.

After that rich man retired from his placed position he became now completely worthless in the society and
lost his status. In addition to losing his status, he had no morale so nobody liked him, so he felt very bad.

When the man's son became older, he married a very beautiful girl. This girl got pregnant and everybody were happy
that there was a grandchild to come. Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) settles the first surprise and this girl gives birth to a blind boy!

They were thinking if there is any connection between this newborn boy and that duty girl who got blind after all torture and suffering?

They started thinking and said;
"wonder if this is because of what we did?...
If our son gets another child, is the newborn going to be blind again?"
They got very confused and did not know what to do.
Her husband, who had high status, and when he saw his grandson blind like that, he got hysterical and was shocked
and they placed the man in a hospital.

The doctor told the son that they did not have to worry because it is not something hereditary and the boy was born blind through Allah's regulations. "InshaAllah in the future nothing will happen and you can have a child completely normal so no problems", the doctors said.

After two years the grandparents started to encourage their son to get another child, to increase their happiness
and they told him "Come on our dear son, make us happy with another child, a boy or a girl more,
your child is the only happiness in our life now."

So, the son's wife got pregnant again and the time for birth approached. Everybody was worried and no one
knows what will happen! The birth came and the son's wife got a baby and she got a very beautiful girl.
And they started asking the doctor about how the girl's sight is. The doctor said it was perfect!
The couple were more than happy and could not believe it was true!
They asked "The girl can see??"
"Yes!" responded the doctor.
"She have vision???" the couple asked with great happiness.
"Ofcourse!" said the doctor.
"And everything is fine with her?"
"Yes, she is perfect!"

6 months later the baby girl got blind...
This was the second disaster!..

The mother to the son felt what the reason was and started thinking;
"This is not possible that all of this happens without any reason. This cannot happen just like that..no no... This must be because of what we did to that poor duty girl, all the torture we exposed her to. The girl who had no one in this world and early became an orphan. Who had a cruel father who used her only as a merchandise towards some little amount in the end of the month, to the point where he only met her 2 times in 10 years. Its a punishment from Allah to us." the mother thought.

The mother began looking for the girl on every possible place; in the hospitals, residential retirement homes, orphanages and everywhere until she found her in the home for the visionally handicapped.
When the woman found her, she ran to and started hugging and kissing her over and over again and say; "Forgive me, my daughter."
"Who are you?" asked the girl.
"Its me!" replied the woman.
"Is it really you?" asked the girl when she recognised the woman's voice

The girl, SubhanAllah, when she heard the woman's name she remembered all the torture she had to go through the last 10 years. She thought; the woman who used to do that and that to me, she who used to give me electrical shocks, she who used to force me to sleep on the cold kitchen floor and used to give me rotten mouldy food!

The girl remembered all the difficult memories from the time of torture. She remembered when her brother passed away, the day her mother passed away, the day her father dumped her, the day they gave her electrical shocks, the day they ruined her life and future, the day they throwed he out when she became blind.

The woman said to her; "Do you forgive me, my daughter?"
After all they did to her, and by the girl's pure heart.. she said; "I forgive you..."
The woman took the girl with her and said that she wanted to compensate for what she had done to her and
raise this her up with her grandchildren whom also were blind as her.
The woman thought; "Maybe I will be forgiven for what I have done earlier if I take care of this girl."

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The Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu 'Alayhi Wa Salam) said to Ali ibn Abi Talib:
"Beware of the supplication of the unjustly treated, because there is no shelter nor veil between it
(the supplication of the one who is suffering injustice) and Allah (SWT)" [Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

"Consider not that Allah is unaware of that which the Zalimun (polytheists, wrongdoers, etc.) do,
but He gives them respite up to a Day when the eyes will stare in horror" [Ibrahim 14:42]
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May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) forgive our sins and bless us and strengthen our emaan
so we can keep firm on the path to Jannah, Ameen.

Jazakum Allah Khairan, brothers and sisters!

Take Care and Stay Blessed!
As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu!
25  General Category / Introduce Yourself / Re: Warm Greetings and Introduction on: April 24, 2010, 07:05:03 AM
Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu ya Akhi mAbdullah!

JazakAllahu Khairan for your welcoming.
Ameen to your Du'as and May Allah make those Du'as come true for you too, Ameen.

Take Care and Stay Blessed!
Wa Alaykumusalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
26  Islam / Islamic Article Discussion / Re: The Key to Paradise-II on: April 24, 2010, 06:44:37 AM
Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu Brother mAbdullah!

I hope you are doing Great, InshaAllah!
JazakAllahu Khairan Fidunya Wal Akhira Brother for the articles! May we all benefit from it and be better in practising our deen, InshaAllah.
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That is, one must have the basic and general knowledge of what is meant by the shahadah. One must understand what the shahadah is affirming and what the shahadah is denying. Allah says in the Qur'an,
"So know that there is no God save Allah, and ask forgiveness for your sin."
(Surah Muhammad: 19).

With all due to respect, the translation of the verse has been a bit strange since I don't see anywhere in the verse that says "save", but perhaps I have been mistaken and tell me if I have, since I noticed you mentioned the word "save" again here;
The Prophet (peace be upon his) said, "No one bears testimony to there being no one worth of worship save Allah, sincerely from his heart, except that Allah makes the Hell-fire forbidden for him." (Recorded by al-Bukhari and Muslim.)
As per my knowlegde it would be; "So know that, La ilaha illallah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), and ask forgiveness for your sin" [Surah Muhammad 47:19]

But, verily Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'alaa) knows best!

As you say brother, it is essential to know a thing first before saying or acting upon it as Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'alaa) States; "So know..."

Narrated by Mu'awiya (Radhiallahu 'anh) in a Khutbah: "I heard Allah's Messenger (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Salam) saying; "If Allah wants to go good to a person, He makes him comprehend the religion [the understanding of the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Salam)]"(...)" [Sahih Al Bukhari, Vol. 1, Hadith No. 71]

I could not agree with you more when you said;
This is something that we should all think about, especially those of us who grew up in Muslim families and were born Muslim. We should make it very clear to ourselves that we are Muslims only for the sake of Allah. We are not Muslims for the sake of our parents, friends, family or community.

Unfortunately, it is the thinking of some Muslims. MashaAllah when nonmuslims converts to the deen of Prophet Muhammad (Sallahu Alayhi Wa Salam) are alot better in practising the deen than some Muslims who were born as Muslims and grew up in a Muslim family. And that is why the Muslims who take the deen as a culture or something that they have been grown up with and do not really implement the deen correctly or feel that they are Muslims only because of their family, should consider this that they should only be Muslims for the sake of Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'alaa).
May Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'alaa) guide us all and strengthen our emaan, Ameen.


O Allah, make us of those who learn, understand and apply the true meanings of the shahadah, ameen.
Forgive us were we fall short or make mistakes, ameen.
Bring us closer to You by Your Mercy and enter us into Your Jennah, ameen."

Ameen Ya Rabbal'alameen!

Take Care and Stay Blessed!
Wa Alaykumusalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
27  www.dailyhadith.co.uk / Feedback & Suggestions / A New Category on: April 23, 2010, 03:28:34 PM
Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu Administrator of this website!

May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) Grant you with Great rewards in this life and also in the Hereafter (Ameen) for your efforts you are putting on this website to spread the truth of Islam and the sayings of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Salam).

I have some suggestion about creating new categories but the desicion is in your hands by the will of Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'alaa).

As the number of new members, MashaAllah, are increasing here (May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'alaa) increase it with Barakah and Kheir, Ameen!) they are therefore not so much aware of the different functions of this site.
One category I would suggest would be questions regarding this website/forum. As I am also a new member and unaware of the different functions and things in here, I have questions. So simply, it would be good if all the questions of this website/forum is in a category of itself, so that other new members that come don't need to ask them again or click wrong things or something like that. I think this would be very useful, InshaAllah.
Maybe you could have that category under this category ("Feedback & Suggestions")?

This website/forum has a category with the name "Islamic Websites", and as I have understood; the members are supposed to link an Islamic Website which they find beneficial and wants to share it with their Sisters and Brothers.
I think that it would be also useful if there was a new category for random topics in Islam, where someone wants to post a YouTube clip or maybe some pictures of Islam or maybe some poems about Islam or a Nasheed or tell a story or why not (clean) jokes/humours? It could simply be anything!
I don't know if this last suggestion seems as good as the first one..
But I hope you consider both of my suggestions, InshaAllah.

Take Care and Stay Blessed!
Wa Alaykumusalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
28  Islam / Islamic Websites / Islamic Video Site on: April 23, 2010, 02:50:04 PM
Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Islam!

I hope you all are doing Great, InshaAllah! May Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'alaa) Grant you all with Great health and strong emaan, Ameen Ya Rabbal'alameen!

TubeIslam is the name of the Islamic Video site I would like to share with you.
In my opinion it is MashaAllah a very good website where you can find everything from lectures by different Sheikhs to random videos about Islam and clips of converted Muslims and many more. Explore the website by yourself, InshaAllah.

May you all benefit from it and May Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'alaa) Help us to keep firm on the right path to Jannah and increase our knowledge of the deen, Ameen Ya Rabbal'alameen.

Take Care and Stay Blessed all!
Wa Alaykumusalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
29  Islam / Islamic Websites / Islamic Dictionary Online on: April 23, 2010, 02:14:12 PM
Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Islam!

I hope you all are doing Great, InshaAllah! May Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'alaa) Grant you all with Great health and strong emaan, Ameen Ya Rabbal'alameen.

I would like to share a good website where you can search Islamic Words which you might not understand or want to know the exact meaning of a word. The website is called Islamic Dictionary and hopefully you will all have benefit from it as I do, InshaAllah.

Recently I found a document on a website with the title Phrases and Expressions for Muslims and it is simply different useful phrases and expressions that are common. This is not some kind of dictionary where you type the word and click enter and it gives you the translation. They have put common words and phrases into one document and have written formally what they mean and if there is any reply to any expression. At the end of the document they explain some expressions in alphabetical order.
I can also mention that if you scroll down the page you can notice on the right hand side that they have given other documents like "Kitab At-Tawheed" and many more. Explore it by yourself and InshaAllah it will be useful!

May Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'alaa) increase our knowledge and understanding of the deen with Khair (Blessings), Ameen.

Take Care and Stay Blessed all!
Wa Alaykumusalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
30  Islam / Islamic Websites / Islam's Women on: April 23, 2010, 12:49:32 PM
Bismillahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahim - In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

As Salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu My dear Sisters (and Brothers) in Islam!

I hope you all are doing Great, InshaAllah!
I thought of posting a link of a website which is somehow only dedicated for sisters, but it won't do any harm if brothers are also interested in taking a look (who can later on forward to their sisters), InshaAllah.

The link is; Islam's Women

I also suggest the sisters to join their "Sister's Mailing List", scroll down the site and you'll see a little purple box on lefthand side and write your e-mail address there, InshaAllah.

May Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'alaa) guide us to being the best Muslims we can be for His sake, Ameen Ya Rabbal'alameen.

Take Care and Stay Blessed all!
Wa Alaykumusalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
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