Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Advices on relationship with others

“Those who want to see women as playthings in the hands of dissolute men are traitors. Women should not be tricked, they shouldn’t imagine that their station in life calls for them to come out into the streets dressed up and made up with no veil and scantily dressed. This is not the role of a woman; this is the role of a doll.”

-Imam Khomeini (ra)

"Do not waste your life on any person made of dust
Sacrifice your youth for the One who gave you youth"

- Maulana Muhammad Akhtar Saheb

"Do not look at a man’s prayers nor his fasts,
rather, measure him by how well he deals with others,
the compassion he shows his fellow man,
his wisdom and his integrity."

-Umar ibn al Khattab (radhi’alla anhu)

"Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Shall I not point out to you a person whom the Fire is forbidden to touch and who is forbidden to the Fire? He is the one who makes things easy for the relatives."

Narrated by: Anas bin Malik (R.A) Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said, "Do not hate one another, and do not be jealous of one another, and do not desert each other, and O, ALLAH's worshipers! Be brothers. Lo! It is not permissible for any Muslim to desert (not talk to) his brother (Muslim) for more than three days."

Sunday, March 6, 2011


‎"When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar...and the coffee..."

‎"A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if ...the jar was full. They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes.

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things, your religion, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else the small stuff.

"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

[Author unknown]

from : Manners in Islam

The Purity of a Muslimah

A non-Muslim guy: why do your girls cover up their hair & body?
*Muslim guy smiled and got two candies, one covered and the other not and threw them into the dusty floor*
Muslim guy
: If you were to choose one of them, which one would you choose?
non-Muslim guy replied: The covered one.
Muslim guy: And that's how we treat & see our women.

A quote from Muhammad Ali to his daughter: “Hana, everything that Allah (SWT) made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You’ve got to work hard to get to them.”