There lived a pious man and the Shopkeeper

January 11th, 2012

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There lived a pious man all by himself, who spent most of his time in praying, fasting and praising Allah. Almost all his waking hours were utilised in meditation and devotions. He was very happy with his spiritual progress. No wicked thoughts came to his mind and no evil temptations entered his heart.

One night, he dreamt a rather disturbing dream. He saw that a shopkeeper in the town was far superior to him in spirituality and that he must go to him to learn the basics of true spiritual life.

In the morning, the pious man went in search of the shopkeeper. He found him busy with his customers, selling goods and collecting money with a cheerful face. He sat there in a corner of the shop and watched the shopkeeper carefully. No signs of any spiritual life at all, he said to himself. His dream could not be true. But then he saw the shopkeeper disappear to pray his Salah. When he returned, he was busy dealing with money matters again.

The shopkeeper noticed the pious man sitting in the corner and asked: “As Salamu Alaikum, would you like something, brother?”

“Wa Alaikum As Salam. Oh! No! No!” said the pious man. “I don’t want to buy anything, but I want to ask you a question.” He then related his dream.

“Well, that is very simple to explain,” said the shopkeeper, “but you will have to do something for me before I answer your question.”

“I will do anything for you,” replied the pious man.

“All right! Take this saucer; there is some mercury in it. Go to the other end of the street and come back fast within half an hour. If the mercury falls out of the saucer, you will hear nothing from me. There you go now.”

The pious man took the saucer and started running. The mercury nearly wobbled out of the saucer. He saved it just in time, and slowed down. Then he remembered he had to return within half an hour, so he started walking at a fast pace. At long last he returned puffing and panting. “Here is your mercury, safe and sound,” he told the shopkeeper. “Now tell me the true interpretation of my dream.”

The shopkeeper looked at the pious man’s weary condition and asked him: “Well, friend, how many times did you remember Allah while you were going from this end of the street to the other?”

“Remember Allah!” exclaimed the pious man. “I did not remember Him at all. I was so worried about the mercury in the saucer.”

“But I do remember Him all the time,” said the shopkeeper. “When I am doing my business, I am also carrying mercury in a saucer. I am fair, honest and kind to my customers. I never forget Allah Ta’ala in my dealings with other men.”

“Men whom neither trade nor sale (business) diverts from the remembrance of Allaah (with heart and tongue) nor from performing As‑Salaah (Iqaamat‑as‑Salaah) nor from giving the Zakaah. They fear a Day when hearts and eyes will be overturned (out of the horror of the torment of the Day of Resurrection). That Allaah may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more for them out of His Grace. And Allaah provides without measure to whom He wills” [Al Quran, Surah an-Noor 24:37-38]

30 short interesting facts about Islam

December 6th, 2011
by Sufia

1. A man with his dua can change his destiny.
2. Many people ignore two of Allah’s blessings: health and leisure.
3. It should use five things: life before death, health before illness, leisure beforeoccupancy, the youth before old age and wealth before poverty.
4. Jealousy destroys good deeds as fire burns the wood.
5. The strongest is a man who restrain themselves in anger.
6. The mother and father Muhammad a.s. were called Abdullah Amina.
7. Woman getting married four things: beauty, origins, wealth and faith.
8. A martyr in heaven will have seventy-two HURIJA.
9. Allah most hated permitted divorce.
10. In Islam it is forbidden sorrowful lamentation complaining for the dead.
11. The angels are praying daily for the donor of charity.
12. Charity increased wealth and extinguishes the sins like water extinguishes fire.
13. A Muslim is allowed to use a lie to reconcile two quarreling Muslims.
14. Etiquette entering the house are: not to enter without permission, knock three times,do not look through the window or the keyhole or overhear.
15. The one who seduced another’s wife no longer belongs to us (Muslims).

16. To whom Allah wants good, place him on trial.
17. Muslims and Muslim women have to shave shy places, to remove underarm hair.
18. It is forbidden to blow the hot food to cool down.
19. Disliked to refuse to accept a gift from someone, and do not respond to the food when it is offered.
20. Muhammad a.s. of worldly things loved wife and smells.
21. Alcohol is the mother of all evils.
22. Be sure to host an guests for three days, and after all it is a charitable fund.
23. A man can not defend his wife to go to the mosque.
24. A woman is not allowed to let anyone into the house without her husband’s consent.
25. Disliked a Muslim man to carry a small bathroom standing up.
26. The man who forgives, Allah further enhances the reputation.
27. A woman who dies in childbirth have the level of martyrs.
28. The girl can not marry without her father’s permission.
29. A woman should take her husband’s surname upon marriage.
30. Who point out the good, is reward as the one who do this work.

Conversion of Non Muslims to Islam in Russia

December 6th, 2011
by Sufia

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Russian Federation, the largest country in the world, stretches across the eastern Europe and northern Asia. Its relief consists of Eastern European and Western Siberian lowlands, hilly eastern Siberia, the Far East, the Caucasus and the cliffy mountain areas east of Lake Baikal and Central Asia.

The largest percentage of the population are Russian Orthodox Christians, or atheists. There are no reliable data of the number of Muslims in Russia. Many experts estimate that Russia now has about 20 million Muslims, and Mufti of the Asian part of Russia, that number places between 25 and 30 million. Despite all the efforts that the image of “blackened” and negatively shows in the West, Islam recorded the largest growth and expansion of all other faiths. In Russia converted to Islam each year goes more and more people, in this country are recorded enormous growth of Islam.

World today is divided into East (Islamic world) and West (Christian world) that are mutually conflicting and unfriendly. This hostility to the Western world is the result of the Islamic East, as fear of the expansion of Islam, and from insufficient knowledge of the nature of this faith, which led to incorrect presentation and prejudices of Western man about it. The rapid expansion of Islam was not be, as they claim, by fire and sword, but there was the will of the people to accept Islam.

Religion does not leave space for questions and doubts. It is important to find shelter and answers in it. All are born in a specific tradition, culture and inherited religion,which will only belong to – individually decide and it is good that way.

As a woman who converted to Islam, she says: Although she had ugly views on Muslims, while interviewing the Muslim women over the phone, she realizedthat they were the opposite of what she thought about them. ‘They are very smart, have a breadth of understanding of many things, very calm,gentle, and at the same time they are very clever. Still fascinated by how they practice religion the way it is provided, without any distorted claims. I started asking more questions ,in the beginning I was a bit skeptic towards all this. I fought against it, thinking it is impossible that Islam is true, that anything can be true, except my faith.’

But as she says, reading the Qur’an she realize the true, authentic truth.

What Everyone Should Know About Islam

December 6th, 2011
by Sufia

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If we said that from the times we live in a war against Islam and Muslims, we would not be mistaken. But should to know that this war does not come in arms, so that is killing innocent Muslims. War is being fought, and some other assets, and seeks to prove that Islam is backward, that is not for advanced civilizations, etc. Of course, this”evidence” is not done with anything other than the lies of Islam and the Islamic religion law – Sharia. However, anyone who sincerely wants to know about Islam and Islamic religion law will be able to see very easily that there is nothing but a way to happiness and prosperity in both worlds. Islam and Islamic laws are codes of life, the teaching is based on ethics and it is the best prescribed way of leading life toward the right direction.

Earlier Islamic scholars who spoke about the Sharia and its intentions were reminded that the goal of implementation of the Sharia to benefit and eliminating damage, not only in the hereafter, but on this world too.

Its obligation of all Muslims to show the others the beauty of Islam, primarily through their behavior and actions. This is the very thing that would cause a large number of people entering the aegis of Islam since the time of revelation, until today, and the best proof of this we find if we look at the latest biography of the Holy Prophet Muhammad PBUH.

Besides high obligation of Muslims and Muslim women is also that through the contact and conversation with the people speaks about the beauty of Islam, because we live in a time when Islam is trying to be presented in a different way. Anti Islam forces are focussing on presnting the twisted image of this divine religion and faith holders. Islam is nothing but love, harmony and peace. There is no hatred or prejudice has any place in the Islamic teachings. The divine religion focusses on the change of heart and the actions would follow. But, there are lot of misconceptions and wrong assumptions, acquisitions and blasphamous statements against Islam. That is why our great obligation is to explain to people the beauty of Islam, because knowledge of the beauty of Islam for Muslims increases their loyalty, love and devotion to religion. Those who were deviated from Islam they have a great opportunity to convince their veracity, and to accept to be saved in this world and the hereafter.

Islam, indeed, exudes the beauty (and wisdom) of each command, prohibition,regulation, quality, incentive…

Conservatism in Muslims (structural faults)

December 3rd, 2011
by Sufia

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One of the most basic faults in Muslim world has been lack of democracy and distinctive powers of state organs. The concept of freedom of speech and right to justice that remained central to Islamic state in the beginning, with the emergence of greed for power among different rulers.

Another major reason is lack of good educational institution, which could support researches, hence, intellectual development of a nation. Muslim nation remained deprived of good universities, and students desiring higher studies had to go abroad. This restricted the spread and development of Muslim culture and thought and as more time passed, the sense of nation totally died or went down. Research is necessary not only for technological or worldly education but it is the core need of heart and soul of the religion as well. It is lack of research that Muslims are unable to find out new interpretations of their religion in the wake of new world affairs, hence all the identity dilemma and terrorism in the world.

Lack of scholars of Islam is another problem. Since Muslim world had no universities and research center, it produced no great numbers of scholars. The burden of educating the nation fell on the shoulders of maulvis, who are not aptly educated for this huge a task. They are educated in merely recitation of the Holy Quran, pronunciation and a little knowledge of translation but generally, they are unaware of the new interpretations. Their ignorance has become the key factors of misleading people because of their incomplete and insufficient knowledge cum information. This misleading characteristic of maulvis is not to be taken mildly because all the violence and terrorism in Muslim world is to be taken care of by these maulvis because terrorists are normal, common people and they seek maulvis for knowledge in the times of distress. If a maulvi were misleading, he would not only destroy the life of the person but would also be responsible for demeaning the name of Islam in the wake of anti- terrorism hate throughout the world. It would be unjust to add that there are many great names, scholars of deen and religious leaders who have had spent their lives for the betterment of Muslim ummah and they left no stone unturned to educate the nation. To a Muslim, the only goal of life is to make his life here after better and good. The whole building of Islamic faith and belief system stands on the belief on life here after and the Day of Resurrections or Qyamah.

These structural faults and others have accumulated to hinder the progress of Islamic nation and these are the reasons for conservatism in Islamic society otherwise, Muslims are as good people as any other is and they would like to live in peace. As for peace, internal problems are not the only reasons; discrepancies in the international world have played a huge role in agitating the Muslims ummah.

Oh Lord i need you now

November 30th, 2011
by Sufia

I wish someone can come and take me today
Take me to a place far far away
A place where I can be with me myself and I
A place where I can just sit down and continuously cry
I can’t bare this pain no more
It is so damn hard to ignore
It makes me feel like death is my only solution
Just a small simple execution
How hard could it be?
It must be so easy
Just a dagger in the heart
Could set me and this world miles apart
Nobody knows what I go through other than my lord
He has my whole life record on his own personal board
Sitting there in the skies
Hearing all my sobbing and cries
Oh lord what must I do, I really really need you
I sit here on earth and do nothing but suffer
And watch my life grow tougher and tougher
Oh God, I come to you with sins very high
And I know I did wrong and I won’t deny
But please forgive me and help me make it through
Because I know nothing will turn right without you…