THEY WENT TO SCHOOL AND NEVER CAME BACK

tumblr_ngoehoHevM1u0sexro1_500Black day, the day of mourning for the children who lost their lives to uncultured swines (the Taliban) who kill in the name of the religion, a religion which they’ve distorted and made their own. The death toll has risen to 149 children, all between the ages of 9-16, the youngest being 2. More than a hundred wounded. The operation is officially over now, but its impact on humanity will be unending.

One of the 145 students who were martyred in the school, uploaded a cover photo some days back which had quoted, “We are a nation of beauty and great grief, our smiles are more powerful than your guns”. As awful as Sydney was, and as terrible as the Canadian parliament attack was, and as horrific as the Boston Marathon bombings were, and as much as 9/11 hurts to this day, the slaughtering of school children in Pakistan happened too. Its just one more attack on Muslims in the name of extremist indoctrination disguised as religion. One little girl survived by laying among dead bodies and trying not to scream. A teenage survivor played dead after been shot in both legs by insurgents hunting down students to kill. Instructors tried to barricade classrooms as terrorists roamed the halls with guns and suicide vests. A teacher was doused in gasoline and set on fire in front of students. Children ran for their lives and were shot dead as they tried to escape. 20 years of parenthood were snatched away from the parents in just 20 minutes. Astagfirullah.

Pakistan has seen many dark days in its short history, today will be remembered as the darkest. Parents waited hours only to have their children return to them in wooden boxes. Parents crowded around lists just to check if their children were dead or alive. The kids ran to escape, but many did not make it. I read one child, around 9 years old, told his mother on the phone that he was fine and safe when he in fact was shot in the chest.

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REACTIONS TO PESHAWAR ATTACK


Of all God’s creatures, it is children who warrant the greatest protection due to their helplessness and innocence, which is why the punishment for violating them is and ought to be severe. The Prophet, God bless and grant him peace, loved children and honored them on many occasions, such as calling them by honorific epithets or patting young ones on the head, leaving the scent of musk upon them for the rest of the day. In fact, the Prophet, God bless and grant him peace, visited one child whose pet had died in order to offer condolences and cheer him up.

The rights and protection that God has given humans is to be upheld and honored by each of us. If anyone betrays that trust, then, in this world, the government has the authority and right to redress the wrong. In redressing the wrong, wholeness is restored, and healing can take place. If this does not occur, remember: There is a day when the Divine Redresser will right every wrong, heal every wound, fulfill every vow, and remove for all eternity the scars of this world that were unjustly inflicted by those who betrayed God’s protection.

-Shaykh Hazma Yusuf


For what? Who could do this? Are these people human?

If the Taliban is really behind this, I have no doubt in my mind that this one incident will be the end of this group, once and for all.

Those who defended other incidents in the past, all in the name of fighting drone attacks and American aggression and your long, never ending list: I’d really like to see you defend this one. Actually, scratch that, if you feel this act is defensible I don’t think this world is a place for you to live in, and I don’t want to hear anything from you or about you.

As the father of four children, my sympathies and duas go out to ALL of the families of that school.

For how long will we tolerate and defend fanaticism? Do people not see that when you open this door of allowing innocent deaths, the logical conclusion will be such an attack?! Do ISIS supporters and al-Qaeda types not understand that their rhetoric inevitably causes their own followers to become deaf, dumb and blind, and that this leads to such fanaticism and psychopathic bloodshed?

Who cares if the parents of these children were Pakistani military and that it was a school for the children of the army – WHAT HAVE THESE CHILDREN DONE TO DESERVE SUCH A CRUEL AND DASTARDLY DEATH?? Nothing, I repeat, NOTHING, justifies this massacre.

-Yasir Qadhi


“We denounce Taliban for killing 141 children today; nothing in Islam justifies killing civilians or women & children. Let’s speak up.”

“To all Sunni Ulema, let us unite against terrorists using Islam, whether ISIS, Taliban, Al-Qaida or Poko Haram; this is not Islam.”

- Shaykh Muhammad al Yaqoubi


Our Religion is beautiful. And when someone tries to make it look ugly, they only uglify themselves and their ideologies. ‪Islam is a religion of mercy and does not permit terrorism. And If anyone still thinks and believes this is because of religion, and not a political struggle with the barest patina of religion as justification for this war, they need to open their minds and see the truth and visit Peshawar to attend the funerals of the children. They have only to hear what their parents will say, the customary response to the news of a Muslim’s death: to Him we belong and to Him we will return. The children who were killed are of the same religion as the attackers claim to follow. This is not about religion: this is about power, intimidation and revenge.

This surely should be enough to wake up the whole nation, rather the whole Ummah and stand against extremism. The Pakistan army should go after all these terrorists and their sympathizers, abetters, and facilitators. Until all of them are captured or killed, this operation should not end. These terrorists have attacked funerals and mosques, for them there is no limit. They are operating outside human values and ought to be dealt the same way.

Al-Fatiha for all innocent victims and their families.

Please keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

And Here’s to all you extremists nincompoop, by the grace of God may you rot in the depths of Hell.

In pictures: Some of the victims of Peshawar Terror Attack

The Mawlid: A Time to Celebrate

Every year, when the month of Rabi al-Awwal comes around once again, bringing in its train the night of the twelfth, it seems to us as if the whole world is perfumed by the memory of the birth of the Final Messenger, may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him. Countless millions of Muslims in every corner of the earth fix their thoughts on his birth, by re-reading his biography and learning from his unique values and qualities. For he was the Unlettered Prophet, in whose human essence were combined and perfected every noble and generous trait of character: the best of all role-models, of whom Allah Himself has said: “Truly, yours is a tremendous character.”

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The love of the holy Prophet (SalAllahu Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wassallam), and the joy which his birth and career have brought to us, bring every imaginable kind of good thing to a true Muslim. Even an unbeliever can benefit from his birth. The idolator Abu Lahab, one of the greatest enemies of Islam, was pleased when one Monday he heard the news that Muhammad (SalAllahu Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wassallam) had been born: and he freed his slave-girl Thuwaiba who had brought him the news. We are told that because of this deed his punishment in the grave is reduced every Monday. This hadith, which is narrated by Imam Bukhari (rah), inspired Imam Shams al-Din al-Dimashqi (rah) to write:

If an unbeliever, condemned by the Quran to eternal pain,
Can be relieved every Monday through his joy at Ahmad,
Then what must a true servant of God hope to gain,
When with the truth of Tawhid he felt joy at Ahmad?

Without the slightest doubt, the best way of commemorating this most noble of all birthdays is in reciting the story of his life, to adults and to children, in order to accustom them to the love of Allah’s great Messenger (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) and to recite as much salawat (durood) as possible on this blessed day .

My own mother, may Allah show her soul mercy, used to put us in the habit of sitting down and reading the sira books. Even though she herself could neither read nor write, she knew much of the sira by heart, and would constantly encourage her family and neighbours to become intimately familiar with the beautiful life-story of the Prophet (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him).

No-one could deny that gathering to listen to the career of the Master of the Messengers is one of the most desirable of all activities. It can yield a whole range of blessings and benefits, as long as it takes place in a proper Islamic atmosphere without any reprehensible innovations or distortions. Needless to say, the life of the Prophet, upon him be blessings and peace, can and should be commemorated at any time of the year. Nonetheless, when he is remembered in Rabi al-Awwal, people’s attachment to him grows even stronger, for the simple reason that it was in this month that he was born. At this special time, when the impulse to gather for this purpose is at its strongest, one feels an overwhelming sense of connection between our time and his, as the present reminds us of the past, and helps us to bring to mind and relate to events which took place many centuries ago.

The Prophet himself, may Allah bless him, used to commemorate his birthday, thanking his Lord for His great kindness to him. He would express this commemoration by fasting, as we are told in a hadith narrated by Imam Muslim. The methods by which his birthday may be celebrated vary widely, but the objective is the same: whether in fasting, giving food to the poor, gathering for the remembrance (dhikr) of Allah or calling down blessings upon His Messenger, and listening to the story of his virtues and mighty achievements.

Allah has commanded us Muslims to rejoice at the things by which His grace and mercy comes to us. In the Holy Quran we read: ‘Say, by Allah’s grace and mercy; and let them be made joyful by this!’ (Yunus, 58.) And we have never received any mercy greater than the Prophet himself: ‘We sent you only as a mercy to the worlds.’ (Anbiya, 107.)

Q: ‘Why was he born during that month, rather than during Ramadan, the month when the Quran was revealed, or in one of the Sacred Months, which Allah rendered sacred on the day He created the heavens and the earth? Or even in Sha’ban, the month which contains the blessed Night of Mid-Sha’ban?’

Firstly, in a hadith we read that Allah created the tree on Monday. This can be taken to mean that the creation of sustenance, fruits and all the good things of the earth upon which the children of Adam depend for their life, and which give them medicines to heal them, and whose very sight brings them rest and joy: all this was decreed to come into existence on this day.

The Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, also came into the world on this day, as a cause of rapture and joy. He is associated with it in other ways also: according to Ibn Abbas (radiAllahu anhu) , ‘Allah’s Messenger was born on a Monday, became a Prophet on a Monday, and raised up the Black Stone on a Monday.’

Secondly, we should recall that the Arabic name of the month of his birth signifies the season of spring: the time of rebirth and renewal. Now, the Birthday of the Prophet, may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him , resembles this closely. His birth in the month of this name gives good tidings of the greatest forms of sustenance and protection for the believers. It proclaims Allah’s mercy, the greatest of which is His granting guidance, through His messenger, to the Straight Path.’

Thirdly, Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf al-Salihi writes: ‘Can you not see that the season of spring is both the most beautiful and moderate of seasons, free of both bitter cold or stifling heat, or exaggerated length in its days or nights? It is the time of year when people feel most refreshed and whole, so that they can enjoy the pleasure of prayer at night, and of fasting during the day. All of this symbolises and resembles the moderation and healthfulness of the Sunna and the Law which the Prophet brought.’

Fourthly, It would seem to be the case that the Wise God sometimes wishes to ennoble times through events, not events through times. A time otherwise left vacant can thereby be filled with a special quality from which people can derive benefit.

Obviously, if the Blessed Prophet, may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, had been born in Ramadan, or one of the Sacred Months, or in the holy month of Sha’ban, some people might think that it was he himself who was being ennobled by these times because of their great merit. But it was Allah’s wise decree that he be born in Rabi al-Awwal in order to ennoble that month, and to display Allah’s care and good providence for His Prophet, may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him. As an Arab poet has written:

Allah gave good news of you to the heavens, and they were adorned,
The soil of the earth turned to musk when it heard of you.
A day whose dawn is part of history,
And whose evening is made luminous by Muhammad!

To sum up what I have been trying to say: celebrations of the Mawlid are nothing other than a revival of the memory of the Chosen One. When this is done in the context of an Islamically-learned circle of knowledge and remembrance, in which the manners of our Islamic religion are observed, it is something which the great scholars approve of strongly. It provides a superb opportunity to link us to the Sira, to his miracles and beautiful character, and to the magnification of the Prophet whom Allah has commanded us to follow and emulate in all things.

Only by knowing his virtues and good qualities can we have perfect faith in him.
Only by listening to his life-story will we acquire a true and deep love for him.
As Allah Himself has stated: ‘We tell you the stories of the Messengers, in order to make firm your heart.’
O Allah, make firm our hearts in Islam! Make our faith true and deep, and bestow upon us real love for Your Prophet!

May Allah’s blessings and peace be upon our beloved Prophet, his family, his companions and all his followers.

-by Dr. Muhammad Abduh Yamani

 

Our Religion is a religion of love and it ought to change you for good….

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Our religion is a religion of LOVE in the first place. Love of Allah Ta’ala, Love of Rasoolulllah, SallAllahu Ta’ala alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam, love of doing good, love of people, love of parents, love of children, love of neighbors, etc….

A good Muslim is a good human being in the first place. In summary; The Beloved sent the beloved out of love to teach love with love for the sake of love. And love does not have limits, for true love collapses all limits, not establishes them.

Asma ul Husna – 99 Divine Attributes of Allah…

Asma ul Husna (the 99 Divine Attributes or Names of Allah) with English translation.

Allah

1 Ar-Rahman
The Exceedingly Compassionate; the Exceedingly Beneficent; the Exceedingly Gracious

2 Ar-Rahīm
The Exceedingly Merciful

3 Al-Malik
[Qur’an 59:23, 20:114, 23:116]
The King

4 Al-Quddūs
[Qur’an 59:23, 62:1]
The Holy, The Pure, The Perfect

5 As-Salam
[Qur’an 59:23]
The Peace, The Source of Peace and Safety, The Savior

6 Al-Mu’min
[Qur’an 59:23]
The Guarantor, The Affirming

7 Al-Muhaymin
[Qur’an 59:23]
The Guardian

8 Al-’Azīz
[Qur’an 3:6, 4:158, 9:40, 48:7, 59:23]
The Almighty, The Invulnerable, The Honorable

9 Al-Jabbar
[Qur’an 59:23]
The Irresistible, The Compeller, The Lofty

10 Al-Mutakabbir
[Qur’an 59:23]
The Majestic, The Supreme

11 Al-Khaliq
[Qur’an 6:102, 13:16, 39:62, 40:62, 59:24]
The Creator

12 Al-Bari’
[Qur’an 59:24]
The Evolver, The Fashioner, The Designer

13 Al-Musawwir
[Qur’an 59:24]
The Fashioner of Forms

14 Al-Ghaffar
[Qur’an 20:82, 38:66, 39:5, 40:42, 71:10]
The Repeatedly Forgiving

15 Al-Qahhar
[Qur’an 12:39, 13:16, 14:48, 38:65, 39:4, 40:16]
The Subduer

16 Al-Wahhab
[Qur’an 3:8, 38:9, 38:35]
The Bestower

17 Ar-Razzaq
[Qur’an 51:58]
The Provider

18 Al-Fattah
[Qur’an 34:26]
The Opener, The Victory Giver

19 Al-’Alīm
[Qur’an 2:158, 3:92, 4:35, 24:41, 33:40]
The All Knowing, The Omniscient

20 Al-Qabid
[Qur’an 2:245]
The Restrainer, The Straightener

21 Al-Basit
[Qur’an 2:245]
The Extender / Expander

22 Al-Khafid
[Qur’an 56:3]
The Abaser

23 Ar-Rafi’
[Qur’an 58:11, 6:83]
The Exalter

24 Al-Mu’izz
[Qur’an 3:26]
The Giver of Honour

25 Al-Mudhill
[Qur’an 3:26]
The Giver of Dishonour

26 As-Samī’
[Qur’an 2:127, 2:256, 8:17, 49:1]
The All Hearing

27 Al-Basīr
[Qur’an 4:58, 17:1, 42:11, 42:27]
The All Seeing

28 Al-Hakam
[Qur’an 22:69]
The Judge, The Arbitrator

29 Al-’Adl
[Qur’an 6:115]
The Utterly Just

30 Al-Latīf
[Qur’an 6:103, 22:63, 31:16, 33:34]
The Gentle, The Subtly Kind

31 Al-Khabīr
[Qur’an 6:18, 17:30, 49:13, 59:18]
The All Aware

32 Al-Halīm
[Qur’an 2:235, 17:44, 22:59, 35:41]
The Forbearing, The Indulgent

33 Al-’Azīm
[Qur’an 2:255, 42:4, 56:96]
The Magnificent

34 Al-Ghafūr
[Qur’an 2:173, 8:69, 16:110, 41:32]
The Much-Forgiving

35 Ash-Shakūr
[Qur’an 35:30, 35:34, 42:23, 64:17]
The Grateful

36 Al-’Alī
[Qur’an 4:34, 31:30, 42:4, 42:51]
The Sublime

37 Al-Kabīr
[Qur’an 13:9, 22:62, 31:30]
The Great

38 Al-Hafīz
[Qur’an 11:57, 34:21, 42:6]
The Preserver

39 Al-Muqīt
[Qur’an 4:85]
The Nourisher

40 Al-Hasīb
[Qur’an 4:6, 4:86, 33:39]
The Bringer of Judgment

41 Al-Jalīl
[Qur’an 55:27, 39:14, 7:143]
The Majestic

42 Al-Karīm
[Qur’an 27:40, 82:6]
The Bountiful, The Generous

43 Ar-Raqīb
[Qur’an 4:1, 5:117]
The Watchful

44 Al-Mujīb
[Qur’an 11:61]
The Responsive, The Answerer

45 Al-Wasi’
[Qur’an 2:268, 3:73, 5:54]
The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Omnipresent, The Boundless

46 Al-Hakīm
[Qur’an 31:27, 46:2, 57:1, 66:2]
The Wise

47 Al-Wadūd
[Qur’an 11:90, 85:14]
The Loving

48 Al-Majīd
[Qur’an 11:73]
All-Glorious, The Majestic

49 Al-Ba’ith
[Qur’an 22:7]
The Resurrecter

50 Ash-Shahīd
[Qur’an 4:166, 22:17, 41:53, 48:28]
The Witness

51 Al-Haqq
[Qur’an 6:62, 22:6, 23:116, 24:25]
The Truth, The Reality

52 Al-Wakīl
[Qur’an 3:173, 4:171, 28:28, 73:9]
The Trustee, The Dependable, The Advocate

53 Al-Qawwī
[Qur’an 22:40, 22:74, 42:19, 57:25]
The Strong

54 Al-Matīn
[Qur’an 51:58]
The Firm, The Steadfast

55 Al-Walī
[Qur’an 4:45, 7:196, 42:28, 45:19]
The Friend, Patron and Helper

56 Al-Hamīd
[Qur’an 14:8, 31:12, 31:26, 41:42]
The All Praiseworthy

57 Al-Muhsī
[Qur’an 72:28, 78:29, 82:10-12]
The Accounter, The Numberer of All

58 Al-Mubdi’
[Qur’an 10:34, 27:64, 29:19, 85:13]
The Originator, The Producer, The Initiator

59 Al-Mu’īd
[Qur’an 10:34, 27:64, 29:19, 85:13]
The Restorer, The Reinstater Who Brings Back All

60 Al-Muhyī
[Qur’an 7:158, 15:23, 30:50, 57:2]
The Giver of Life

61 Al-Mumīt
[Qur’an 3:156, 7:158, 15:23, 57:2]
The Destroyer, The Bringer of Death

62 Al-Hayy
[Qur’an 2:255, 3:2, 25:58, 40:65]
The Living

63 Al-Qayyūm
[Qur’an 2:255, 3:2, 20:111]
The Subsisting, The Guardian

64 Al-Wajid
[Qur’an 38:44]
The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing

65 Al-Majid
[Qur’an 85:15, 11:73]
The Illustrious, The Magnificent

66 Al-Wahid
[Qur’an 2:163, 5:73, 9:31, 18:110]
The One, The Unique

67 Al-’Ahad
[Qur’an 112:1]
The Unity, The Indivisible

68 As-Samad
[Qur’an 112:2]
The Eternal, The Absolute, The Self-Sufficient

69 Al-Qadir
[Qur’an 6:65, 36:81, 46:33, 75:40]
The Omnipotent, The All Able

70 Al-Muqtadir
[Qur’an 18:45, 54:42, 54:55]
The Determiner, The Dominant

71 Al-Muqaddim
[Qur’an 16:61, 17:34]
The Expediter, He Who Brings Forward

72 Al-Mu’akhkhir
[Qur’an 71:4]
The Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away

73 Al-’Awwal
[Qur’an 57:3]
The First, The Beginning-less

74 Al-’Akhir
[Qur’an 57:3]
The Last, The Endless

75 Az-Zahir
[Qur’an 57:3]
The Manifest, The Evident, The Outer

76 Al-Batin
[Qur’an 57:3]
The Hidden, The Unmanifest, The Inner

77 Al-Walī
[Qur’an 13:11, 22:7]
The Patron, The Protecting Friend, The Friendly Lord

78 Al-Muta’alī
[Qur’an 13:9]
The Supremely Exalted, The Most High

79 Al-Barr
[Qur’an 52:28]
The Good, The Beneficent

80 At-Tawwab
[Qur’an 2:128, 4:64, 49:12, 110:3]
The Ever Returning, Ever Relenting

81 Al-Muntaqim
[Qur’an 32:22, 43:41, 44:16]
The Avenger

82 Al-’Afū
[Qur’an 4:99, 4:149, 22:60]
The Pardoner, The Effacer, The Forgiver

83 Ar-Ra’ūf
[Qur’an 3:30, 9:117, 57:9, 59:10]
The Kind, The Pitying

84 Malik-ul-Mulk
[Qur’an 3:26]
The Owner of all Sovereignty

85 Dhū-l-Jalali wa-l-’ikram
[Qur’an 55:27, 55:78]
The Lord of Majesty and Generosity

86 Al-Muqsit
[Qur’an 7:29, 3:18]
The Equitable, The Requiter

87 Al-Jami’
[Qur’an 3:9]
The Gatherer, The Unifier

88 Al-Ghanī
[Qur’an 3:97, 39:7, 47:38, 57:24]
The Rich, The Independent

89 Al-Mughnī
[Qur’an 9:28]
The Enricher, The Emancipator

90 Al-Mani’
[Qur’an 67:21]
The Withholder, The Shielder, The Defender

91 Ad-Darr
[Qur’an 6:17]
The Distressor, The Harmer, The Afflictor

92 An-Nafi’
[Qur’an 30:37]
The Propitious, The Benefactor, The Source of Good

93 An-Nūr
[Qur’an 24:35]
The Light

94 Al-Hadī
[Qur’an 22:54]
The Guide, The Way

95 Al-Badī’
[Qur’an 2:117, 6:101]
The Incomparable, The Unattainable

96 Al-Baqī
[Qur’an 55:27]
The Immutable, The Infinite, The Everlasting

97 Al-Warith
[Qur’an 15:23, 57:10]
The Heir, The Inheritor of All

98 Ar-Rashīd
[Qur’an 2:256, 72:10]
The Guide to the Right Path

99 As-Sabūr
[Qur’an 2:153, 3:200, 103:3]
The Timeless, The Patient

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Our religion is a religion of LOVE….

“Our religion is a religion of LOVE in the first place. Love of Allah Ta’ala, Love of Rasoolulllah, sallallahu Ta’ala alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam, love of doing good, love of people, love of parents, love of children, love of neighbors, etc..love, love, love. No love = No Deen, as simple as that. Being a good Muslim doesn’t depend on knowledge you amass -as much-, race, color, culture, “holy” clothing you wear, “holy” self-proclaimed titles, or political views. It depends on how YOU treat OTHER than you; The Creator and the creation. Also if you don’t love for other human beings (regardless of creed, political view and background) what you love for yourself, then there is an essential problem in your very Iman. The merchants of hate and violence, even when they portray themselves as the “official and exclusive” spokespeople of Islam or “Sunnah”, dish out poison, not Deen. Islam is not a Deen of hate but of Love, mercy and unconditional compassion. Rest assured; Allah Ta’ala is much more compassionate, forgiving & merciful than all the “experts” in or “scholars” of the Deen (religion) put together. Today we have clerics -instantly- and without any experience or track record, turned into politicians as well, and started issuing Fatwa’s of violence against their political enemies. Our religion was always about giving life, not death to others. It was never about “Fatwa”, but was and is always about “Taqwa”.

The Religion itself is much easier and simpler than the strict rituals of the “religious”. The “official” spokesmen of the Deen are plenty!! making you feel as if Malik (Hellfire gatekeeper) is their employee, and Ridwan (Jannah gatekeeper) is them in person. Those who call you to hate or violate, are callers of Satan and to him, not to Allah Ta’ala or Islam. The term “Ulama-u-Su’ ” or (Errant Scholars) is a term usually used to describe scholars keen to please powerful governments/regimes and give them what they’d like to hear on the account of principles of Haqq, but equally so includes scholars/ preachers keen to please the populous and masses, cater to them, mobilize and ride on the wave of their innocent Deeni emotions of he masses on account of principles of Haqq.

I call you to search for the truths and question truths offered to you, for no truth can contradict the Wahi (Qur’an and authentic Sunnah). I call you to Love; for love heals.

Treat yourself and others with knowledge, humility and love. But Love itself is also a form of Rizq (sustenance from heavens/provisions granted by Allah). Don’t you see the Prophet -Sallallahu Ta’ala alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam- saying about Sayyidatuna Khadija al-Kubra: “I was granted the Rizq of her love” . So seek love just like you seek other forms of Rizq. Learn how to, aspire to, dream of, and be with those who love. The enemy of Islam is: ignorance and the culture and cults of hate.

The Saved Sect (al-Firqah al-Najiyah) Hadith -which is less than Sahih in my view- does not in anyway give any one group/cult the exclusive keys to Jannah, The Qur’an & authentic Sunnah do. The Saved Sect (al-Firqah al-Najiyah) is not the one seeking to lock up all other sects in Hell fire, but the one struggling to save them and all others. Such claims of guaranteed exclusivity to the right of salvation is nothing new, see Surah Al-Ma’ida #18, and the answer to it is beautiful and simple in Surah Al-Nis’a #124.

A good Muslim is a good human being in the first place. In summary; The Beloved sent the beloved out of love to teach love with love for the sake of love. And love does not have limits, for true love collapses all limits, not establishes them. O’Allah; empty my heart from all distractions taking me away from You, forgive me and fill my heart with Your Love.”
-Sayyidi Shaykh Dr. Muhammad bin Yahya al-Husayni al-Ninowy الشيخ د. محمد النينوي (May 2014)

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Beautiful one liners….

1) Give Allah what’s right, not what’s left.

2) Man’s way leads to a hopeless end – Allah’s way leads to an endless hope.

3) A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.

4) He who kneels before Allah can stand before anyone.

5) In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma, but never let him be the full stop.

6) Don’t put a question mark where Allah has put a full stop.

7) Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to the mosque for a face lift.

8) When praying, don’t give Allah instructions, just report for duty.

9) Don’t wait for six strong men to take you to the mosque.

10) We don’t change Allah’s message — His message changes us.

11) The mosque is prayer-conditioned.

12) When Allah ordains, He sustains.

13) Glad tiding — Exposure to Allah will prevent burning.

14) Plan ahead – It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.

15) Most people want to serve Allah, but only in an advisory position.

16) Suffering from truth decay? Brush up on your Qur’an.

17) Exercise daily – Walk with Allah.

18) Never give the devil a ride – He will always want to drive.

19) Nothing else ruins the truth like stretching it.

20) Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.

21) He, who angers you, controls you.

22) Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed.

23) Give Satan an inch and he will be a ruler.

24) Allah doesn’t call the qualified – He qualifies the called.

25) Read the Qur’an – It will scare the hell out of you.