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Salaam

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Friday, 26 October 2007 00:41

Hi … then … Bye!!! This is the meaningless greeting of the West. One wonders what really does it mean? Is he asking you whether you are on a high? Whatever it may mean, no greeting is as comprehensive and perfect as the greeting which is derived from one of the attributes of Allah Ta'ala, which is the greeting of the angels and will be the greeting of the Believers in Jannah — the beautiful greeting of As-Salaamu Alaikum.

  

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Zhul Hijjah

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Friday, 26 October 2007 00:39

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said:

"On no other day is the worship of Allah Ta'ala more beloved than the first ten days of Zhul Hijjah. The fast of each of these days is equal to the fast of a whole year, and the ibaadat (worship) of each of these nights is equal to the ibaadat of Laylatul Qadr" (Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah).

 

It is related from Ibn Abbaas (R.A.) that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

"No days are as weighty with Allah Ta'ala and so liked by Him for good deeds than the first ten days of Zhul Hijjah. So in these days increasingly read: TASBEEH (Subhaanallah), TAHLEEL (Laa-Ilaaha-Illallaah), TAHMEED (Alhamdulillah), TAKBEER (Allahu Akbar) (Tabraani)

   

Advice of Hadrat Luqman (a.s)

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Friday, 26 October 2007 00:29

Hazrath Luqman (A.S.) was  granted great wisdom by Allah Ta'ala. He once said to his son:

"My dear son, avoid incurring debts, for a debt is a humiliation by day (when the creditors make demands) and grief by night (when you cannot sleep worrying about how you will pay it).

 

My dear son, entertain hopes of mercy from Allah Ta'ala, but let not your hopes make you bold in committing sins; be fearful of Allah Ta'ala but let not your fear make you despair of His mercy.

 

My dear son, if somebody complains to you that so-and-so has taken out both his eyes and you can actually see his eyes missing, do not form any judgement about the person until you have heard the other side of the story. It is possible that the one complaining may have hit the other person first and taken out his eyes earlier" (Fazaa'il -e-Sadaqaat).

 

   

Meeting for Allah's Sake

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Friday, 26 October 2007 00:29

"I am bored. Let's take a drive."

Once the above statement has been uttered by somebody, the action starts. Shortly thereafter the vehicle has taken off and the occupants are on a "drive." The crucial question is: "Where to?"


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Reality of Love

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Friday, 26 October 2007 00:25

Parables are indeed excellent. They enable one to reflect on issues in a manner that bring the reality home very easily and clearly. The Qur'an-al-Kareem and Ahadith are also replete with examples and parables.

         Hence, let us also consider the following parable: A son most eloquently expresses his love and affection for his learned and wise father. "My most beloved father," he says. "There is nobody dearer to me on the face of this earth than you. I love you more than myself. I will do anything for you. I will even give my life for you. To make you happy is my greatest joy. When I see you in pain, it is as though I have been struck by a thousand arrows!!!"

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