Thursday, February 10, 2011

Women are honoured.

Women are honoured to carry themselves the greatest secret - that of human life.

Jalaluddin Rumi wrote:

The Prophet, to whose speech the whole world was enslaved,
Used to say, “Speak to me, O Aisha!”
The Prophet said that women dominate men of intellect
and Possessors of hearts,
but ignorant men dominate women,
for they are shackled by the ferocity of animals.
They have no kindness, gentleness, or love,
Since animality dominates their nature.
Love and kindness are human attributes,
Anger and sensuality belong to the animal.
She is not your “Sweetheart” – She is the radiance of God!

What better example of a women is there than the daughter of the
Prophet (s.a.w), Fatimah az-Zahrah (r.a)? When she saw that her father was
constantly saying, “O my Community,” she wanted to do something herself
for the benefit of this Community. when God ordered the Prophet (s.a.w) to find
a husband for his daughter, the Prophet (s.a.w) called all the Companions
without discrimination and said to them, “God has ordered me to say that
whoever recites the Quran from beginning to end tonight may marry my
daughter Fatimah, if she consents.”

That night, all the Companions tried to recite the Quran from
beginning to end. All stayed at the mosque trying to finish except Ali ibn
Abi Talib (r.a) who went home and slept. Everyone, including the blessed
Prophet (s.a.w) assembled in the mosque when Bilal (r.a) recited the call for the
dawn prayer. After performing the dawn prayer, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)
asked, who finished the Quran last night so that I can marry him to my
daughter Fatimah?” No one was able to answer, because it is very difficult
to finish the thirty parts of the Quran in only seven or eight hours.

Ali ibn Abi Talib (r.a) said, “O Messenger of God, I finished reciting the
Quran last night.”

The other Companions looked at him and said, “How is it that you
finished the Quran? You slept all night.”

He said, “No, I completed Quran from beginning to end.”

The Prophet (s.a.w) said to Ali (r.a) “Who is your witness?”

Ali (r.a) said, “God is my witness and you, O Prophet (s.a.w), are my witness
that I completed it. O Messenger of God, I recited the following: “There is no
God but God, Muhammad is the Messenger of God” three times; “I seek the
forgiveness of God” seventy times; the Opening Chapter once; the Chapter
of Sincerity three times; the Chapter of the Dawn once; then the Chapter of
Humanity once; There is no god but God” ten times ; and ten times “Peace
and the blessings of God be upon Muhammad and his family.”

The Prophet (s.a.w) said, “As God bears witness, I also bear witness that Ali
has completed the Quran.” If you recite what he recited, it is equivalent to
having completed the Quran.”

The Prophet (s.a.w) asked Fatimah (r.a), “o Fatimah, do you accept Ali as
your husband?”

She said, “On one condition.”

All the Companions looked at Ali (r.a), at Fatimah (r.a), and at the Prophet
(s.a.w). the Prophet’s face changed as he wondered why Fatimah (r.a) said this?
What could the condition be? The angel Gabriel (a.s) came and told him, “O
Prophet, do not make a quick decision concerning her. God is telling you to
ask her what her condition is.”

The Prophet (s.a.w) said, “O Fatimah, what is your condition?”

She said, “The condition does not concern Ali, but it is related to me. If
that condition is fulfilled, I will accept. If not, I will never accept to marry

Again, the angel Gabriel (a.s) came to the Prophet (s.a.w) saying, “God is
ordering you to ask her what her condition is.” Now look at what God had
put into her heart and consider the benefit and station of women in

The Prophet (s.a.w) said, “O Fatimah, what is your condition?”

She said, “I hear you continuously, day and night, praying for your
Community. You say “O my Lord! Give me permission to lead my
Community to you! Forgive them! Purify them! Take away their sins,
difficulties and burdens!” I hear you, and know how much you suffer for
your Community. I know from what you have said that when you pass
away, you will still be saying, “My Community!” before your Lord, in your
grave, and on the Judgement Day.

My father, I see you suffering so much for your Community. Since
that love of your Community is also in my heart, I want your Community as
my dowry. If you accept, I will marry Ali.”

She asked for all of the Prophet’s Community, everyone without
discrimination. What was the Prophet (s.a.w) going to say? It was not in his hand
to give such a dowry. He waited for Gabriel (a.s), but Gabriel did not come quickly. He kept him waiting for some time, then came and said,
“God sends you His greetings and accepts Fatimah’s request. He gives her what
she asked for her dowry to marry Ali,” the Prophet (s.a.w) immediately stood
up and performed two rakats of prostrations of thankfulness to his Lord.

Fatimah (r.a) was only concerned for the salvation of the Community of
the Prophet (s.a.w). No one is going to be outside of her dowry because if God
removes one person from the dowry, it will be as if her marriage to Ali (r.a)
had been invalid. Therefore, she is going to take the entire Community
under her wing and they shall enter with her into Paradise.

This is from the power of one Muslim woman. She will take everyone with her into

What about other such women in islam? What will their power be?
What about saints? What about prophets? God has created human beings
pure. He keeps them pure with such power as that of the Prophet (s.a.w), Abu
Bakr (r.a) Umar (r.a) Uthman (r.a), Ali (r.a), and especially our grandmother,
Fatimah az-Zahrah (r.a).
May God guide us and all seekers in the Way of Divine Love and the
Divine Presence.

Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
Chairman, Islamic Supreme Council of America
Washington, D.C.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

One's self

Sometimes I felt tired of acting in front of others,then again the world is just a stage and there's only 5% of the people in this world that are living a truthful life..

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. ~Mark Twain

Think positively about yourself.... ask God who made you to keep on remaking you. ~Norman Vincent Peale

Each of us is something of a schizophrenic personality, tragically divided against ourselves. ~Martin Luther King

In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be the gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

I was right not to be afraid of any thief but myself, who will end by leaving me nothing. ~Katherine Anne Porter

Looking back, you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your life, and that person was you. It is not too late to become that person again. ~Robert Brault

"How many people welcome a day whose end they will not live to see, and expect a tomorrow which they do not reach? "

-The Messenger of God, Prophet Muhammad ibn Abdullah (s)

"One of the most important doors to the Presence of Allah is to eat with Awareness. The food gives the body strength, and to eat with consciousness gives the body purity."

-Shaykh Muhammad Baha'uddin Shah Naqshband

"To protect your heart from evil thoughts is very difficult, and I protected my heart for twenty years without letting in a single whisper."

-Shaykh Ala'uddin al-Bukhari al-Attar

"If you were to examine yourself, you would find that you are nothing, and you would find God there, that is, you would find God instead of finding yourself."

-Shaykh Ahmad Al-Alawi

."For every condition, you must make ready "Alhamdulillah (praise and thanks be to god)", and then every difficulty goes away, it brings solutions for every difficult problem."

-Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani

Ya Allah,help us and support us by letting us always remember You in everything that we do and help us by letting us live a truthful life.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ways to increase our IMAAN


Recite and ponder on the meanings of the Quran. Tranquility then descends and our hearts become soft. To get optimum
benefit, remind yourself that Allah is speaking to you. People are

described in different categories in the Quran; think of which

one you find yourself in.

Realize the greatness of Allah. Everything is under His control. There are signs in everything we see that points us to His greatness.
Everything happens according to His permission. Allah keeps track and

looks after everything, even a black ant on a black rock on a black moonless


Make an effort to gain knowledge, for at least the basic things in daily life e.g. how to make wudu properly. Know the meanings behind
Allah's names and attributes. People who have taqwa are those who have


Attend gatherings where Allah is remembered. In such gatherings we are surrounded by angels.
We have to increase our good deeds. One good deed leads to another good
deed. Allah will make the way easy for someone who gives charity and

also make it easy for him or her to do good deeds. Good deeds must be


continuously, not in spurts.

We must fear the miserable end to our lives; the remembrance of death is the destroyer of pleasures.
Remember the different levels of akhirah, for instance when we are put in our graves, when we are judged, whether we will be in paradise or

Make dua, realize that we need Allah. Be humble. Don't covet material things in this life.
Our love for Subhana Wa Ta'Ala must be shown in actions. We must hope Allah will accept our prayers, and be in constant fear that we do
wrong. At night before going to sleep, we must think about what good we

did during that day.

Realize the effects of sins and disobedience- one's imaan is increased with good deeds and our imaan is decreased by bad deeds. Everything
that happens is because Allah wanted it. When calamity befalls us-

it is also from Allah. It is a direct result of our disobedience to


source:hamza's blog

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Allahumma Solli wa Sallim 'ala Sayidina Muhammad

"Jibrail (As) once said, “Allah gave me the knowledge to count every leaf on Earth, every fish in the sea, every star in the sky and every particle of sand on earth. But, there is only one thing I can’t count.” The Prophet (SAWS) asked, “What is that?” Jibrail (AS) replied, “When one of your Ummah recites durood or send his salaam to you, the blessing of Allah showers upon him and it becomes impossible for me to count."