Monday, June 29, 2009

7 people under the shade of Allah.

"On the Day of Resurrection, the sun would draw so close to the people that there would be left a distance of only one mile. The people will be submerged in perspiration according to their deeds, some up to their ankles, some up to their knees, some up to the waist

It is related on the authority of Abu Haraira (Rahimahullaah) that the Holy Prophet(salAllahu `alaihi wa sallam) said,"Seven people will be shaded by Allah under His shade on the day when there will be no shade except His. They are:
1) The judge who is just;
2) The man who devotes his life in the worship of God even in his youth;
3) The man who eagerly awaits the call to prayer to go to the Mosque and worship God;
4) The two friends, who love each other for the sake of God, when they meet they meet for the sake of God, when they separate they separate for the sake of God;
5) The man who resists the temptation of a woman who is beautiful and comes of a respectable family and tries to incline him towards her for evil purposes;
6) The man who gives alms with his right hand but conceals it from the left;
7) The man when alone, meditates on God, and his eyes become filled with tears."

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Technology helping you to perform worship?!!!!

Asalamu Alakyam Wa Ramatullahi Wa Bakaratuh,
Truly we are living in a amazing times. Take Advantage of technology, it can help in performing Ibadah. Instead of the Athaan going off suddenly you can be more prepared!! By just looking at your tool bar, on any website you'll be able to see the next prayer time. Counting down to prayer significantly changes your daily schedule; in a positive way! :-)Make sure to check the calculation settings. Prayer Times

I found a website that would be very beneficial for non-Arabic speakers like me. There are numerious translations in different languages including English, of course! The translations of the Quran will appear on the video while the audio plays. I know youtube has videos already like that but the amazing thing about this website is its the Full Quran!! Sometimes you go on youtube looking for a certain Surah by your favorite reciter and lo and behold you can't find anything! This website solves the problem quite nicely! ** Quran

[The Story of the Alqamah, MashAllah a heart wrenching story of a faithful servant and the importance of being dutiful to ones parents!!]

-InshAllah these websites benefit you guys as much as it benefited me. =))

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Book in your right hand?! Surah Haqqah;

May the followers of Prophet Muhammad (Sallahu Wa Alayhi Wasallam) all be saved from the severity of Jahannam. May they all receive the book of deeds in their right hand. Ameen Ya Rabbi Alameen.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

=) I'm grateful

This originally was a post about my job. And due to an insightful blogger they reminded me I should be more thankful. That everything I have is a gift from Allah Subhana Wa Tala. They were a 100% right, I should be more grateful, a lot of people are jobless and are suffering while I have one. So Al-hamdulilah for that, and of course at times I'm not going to like it but I'll look at the bright side of things. InshAllah I'll be rewarded for it because it could be considered Ibadah. :)

InshaAllah If I do have a career later on I hope it has something to do with Islam.
Speaking of the future, I can't imagine having a family and still committing to a full time/part time job. Props go out to all those working Muslimahs that take care of business and still continues to keep her family as number one priority. MashAllah, I don't know how they do it.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tour around Jannah*

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Assalamu`Alakyam everyone.
Lets take a quick tour around Jennah and get more acquainted with its inhabitants shall we?

The Prophets River called al-Kawthar, is river found in paradise through which anyone from the Prophet's ummah can drink from. On Yaum al-Qiyamah (the Day of Judgement) all of those who truly believed in Allah will be led to al-Kawthar where they will drink once once, and will never feel hunger or thirst again.

Fountains called Salsabil, it is a fountain that flows into a river. Allah says "And they will be given to drink there of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Zanjabil," [Quran 76:17-18]

The Bridge called as as-Siraat, upon it will be lined all those that you have wronged, so that they can extract their justice. As only the pure will enter Jannah. And the trials in duniyah, death, the grave and qiyama are all stages where purification can occur.

A Tree called Tuba, whose width is a hundred years, and the clothes of the people of Paradise are taken from its bark and the trunk is made of gold. If a rider travels in its shade for one hundred years, he would not be able to cross it.

....Do you know how to Plant Trees in Jennah?
The Prophet of Allah (salAllahu `alaihi wa sallam)
said: In the night of Isra when I met Ibrahim (alakyam salam) he said: O Muhammad (salAllahu `alaihi wa sallam) tell your people that the heaven has pure soil and sweet water but the land is bare. If they want to plant trees in the heaven, they should say Subhan Allah Al-Hamdulillah and Allah Akbar.

7 Levels of Jennah, each level is divided into hundreds. Al-Firdaws which is the best and highest levels of them all. Above it is the throne of the Most Merciful, and from it originates the rivers of Jennah. In the Lowest level, you will get the Earth multiplied by 70 in terms of space.

Once the Rasul (salAllahu `alaihi wa sallam) concluded the description of Paradise with these words: There would be bounties which the eye has not seen, the ear has not heard and no human heart has ever perceived them.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Quran a mathematical approach

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
MashAllah, It was very informative and insightful I couldn't help but to share it with you all. It's a mathematical approach on discussing the divine guidance of Allah Azawajal. May Allah reward them greatly in this life and the hereafter. Ameen Ya Rab.

**Salam. What I had to say was tell them this, they want an explanation from science to prove their theory, right. Tell them about the Probability. In mathematics there is a theory known as ‘Theory of Probability’. If you have two options, out of which one is right, and one is wrong, the chances that you will chose the right one is half, i.e. one out of the two will be correct. You have 50% chances of being correct. Similarly if you toss a coin the chances that your guess will be correct is 50% (1 out of 2) i.e. 1/2. If you toss a coin the second time, the chances that you will be correct in the second toss is again 50% i.e. half. But the chances that you will be correct in both the tosses is half multiplied by half (1/2 x 1/2) which is equal to 1/4 i.e. 50% of 50% which is equal to 25%. If you toss a coin the third time, chances that you will be correct all three times is (1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2) that is 1/8 or 50% of 50% of 50% that is 12½%. A dice has got six sides. If you throw a dice and guess any number between 1 to 6, the chances that your guess will be correct is 1/6. If you throw the dice the second time, the chances that your guess will be correct in both the throws is (1/6 x 1/6) which is equal to 1/36. If you throw the dice the third time, the chances that all your three guesses are correct is (1/6 x 1/6 x 1/6) is equal to 1/216 that is less than 0.5 %.

Let us apply this theory of probability to the Qur’an, and assume that a person has guessed all the information that is mentioned in the Qur’an which was unknown at that time. Let us discuss the probability of all the guesses being simultaneously correct. At the time when the Qur’an was revealed, people thought the world was flat, there are several other options for the shape of the earth. It could be triangular, it could be quadrangular, pentagonal, hexagonal, heptagonal, octagonal, spherical, etc. Lets assume there are about 30 different options for the shape of the earth. The Qur’an rightly says it is spherical, if it was a guess the chances of the guess being correct is 1/30.

The light of the moon can be its own light or a reflected light. The Qur’an rightly says it is a reflected light. If it is a guess, the chances that it will be correct is 1/2 and the probability that both the guesses i.e the earth is spherical and the light of the moon is reflected light is 1/30 x 1/2 = 1/60. Further, the Qur’an also mentions every living thing is made of water. Every living thing can be made up of either wood, stone, copper, aluminum, steel, silver, gold, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, oil, water, cement, concrete, etc. The options are say about 10,000. The Qur’an rightly says that everything is made up of water. If it is a guess, the chances that it will be correct is 1/10,000 and the probability of all the three guesses i.e. the earth is spherical, light of moon is reflected light and everything is created from water being correct is 1/30 x 1/2 x 1/10,000 = 1/60,000 which is equal to about .0017%.

The Qur’an speaks about hundreds of things that were not known to men at the time of its revelation. Only in three options the result is .0017%. I leave it upto you, to work out the probability if all the hundreds of the unknown facts were guesses, the chances of all of them being correct guesses simultaneously and there being not a single wrong guess. It is beyond human capacity to make all correct guesses without a single mistake, which itself is sufficient to prove to a logical person that the origin of the Qur’an is Divine.**

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A sin that leads to Jennah!!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullah) said: "Sin may be more beneficial for a person, if it leads him to repent, than doing a lot of acts of worship. This is what is meant by the words of one of the salaf:
'A person may commit a sin and enter Paradise because of it, or he may do an act of worship and enter Hell because of it.'
They said: 'How is that?'
He said: 'He may commit a sin and continues to think about it, and when he stands or sits or walks he remembers his sin, so he feels ashamed and repents and seeks forgiveness and regrets it, so that will be the means of his salvation.
And he may do a good deed and continue to think about it, and when he stands or sits or walks he remembers it and it fills him with self-admiration and pride, so it is the cause of his doom.
So the sin may be the factor that leads him to do acts of worship and good deeds and to change his attitude so that he fears Allah and feels shy before Him and feels humiliated before Him, hanging his head in shame and weeping with regret, seeking the forgiveness of his Lord. Each of these effects is better for a person than an act of worship that makes him feel proud and show off and look down on people. Undoubtedly this sin is better before Allah and is more likely to bring salvation than one who admires himself and looks down on others, and who thinks that he is doing Allah a favour. Even if he says words that indicate something other than that, Allah is the Witness over what is in his heart. Such a person may feel hatred towards people if they do not hold him in high esteem and humiliate themselves before him. If he were to examine himself honestly, he would see that clearly."
-Madarij as-Salikeen, 1/299

{Disclaimer}The statements above are not an encouragement for you to go out and commit sins. We should try our best to stay away from sins as much as possible and to ask Allah to protect us from the Shaytan. Even though Allah forgives if asked sincerely and having fulfilled the conditions of forgiveness, Insha'Allah, but this is no reason to commit sins intentionally.
Allah knows best.

[*Al-hamdulilah I'm back home, it was definitely a humbling experience. Insh'Allah everyone is in the best of health and in the highest of Imaan. *]