Are You Following The Crowd?

follow-the-crowdWhen Umar bin al-Khattab (رضي الله عنه) was walking in the market, he passed by a man who was supplicating,

اللهم اجعلني من القليل اللهم اجعلني من القليل

“O Allah, make me from the few!

O Allah make me from the few!”

So ‘Umar said to him;
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ഒരു കുഴപ്പവുമില്ലാത്ത ആളായിരുന്നു.

Sudden Deathഇന്നും വളരെ ലേയ്റ്റായി..!!
ഇനി ഓഫീസിലെത്തിയാൽ സാറിന്റെ മുഖം കാണേണ്ട കാര്യമാലോചിക്കുമ്പോൾ…….!!!!!!

ധൃതിയിൽ നടക്കുന്നതിനിടക്കാണ്‌ എന്നെ ആരോ വിളിക്കുന്നത്‌ കേട്ടത്‌.
ഞാനൊന്ന് തിരിഞ്ഞു നോക്കി… വീണ്ടും നടന്നു.

“ഹേയ്‌… നിങ്ങളെ തന്നെയാ…!!! ഒന്ന് നിൽക്കൂ…!! ”

തിരിഞ്ഞു നോക്കുമ്പോൾ… ഒരു വയസനായ വ്യക്തി.
” എന്താ…?? ”

” എങ്ങോട്ടാ… ഇത്ര ധൃതിയിൽ. ഇന്നലേയും കണ്ടല്ലോ. ” – അയാൾ ചിരിച്ചുകൊണ്ട്‌ പറഞ്ഞു.

” ഓഫീസിലേക്കാ… തിരക്കുണ്ട്‌. പിന്നെ കാണാം ” – ഞാൻ നടന്ന് കൊണ്ട്‌ പറഞ്ഞു.  Continue reading

A Gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyan

Narrated Sahl:
The Prophet said, ‘There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyan, and those who observe fasts will enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter through it. It will be said, ‘Where are those who used to observe fasts?’ They will get up, and none except them will enter through it. After their entry the gate will be closed and nobody will enter through it.’
(Sahih Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 31, Number 120)
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Fasting Is A Shield

Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Fasting is a shield (or a screen or a shelter). So, the person observing fasting should avoid sexual relation with his wife and should not behave foolishly and impudently, and if somebody fights with him or abuses him, he should tell him twice, ‘I am fasting.’ The Prophet added, ‘By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, the smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. (Allah says about the fasting person), ‘He has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The fast is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times.’

(Sahih Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 31, Number 118)

Guidance And Success For Believers And Disbelievers

(They are on guidance from their Lord, and they are the successful.) (2:5)

(They are) refers to those who believe in the Unseen, establish the prayer, spend from what Allah has granted them, believe in what Allah has revealed to the Messenger and the Messengers before him, believe in the Hereafter with certainty, and prepare the necessary requirements for the Hereafter by performing good deeds and avoiding the prohibitions. Allah then said,

(On guidance) meaning, they are (following) a light, guidance, and have insight from Allah,

(And they are the successful) meaning, in this world and the Hereafter. They shall have what they seek and be saved from the evil that they tried to avoid. Therefore, they will have rewards, eternal life in Paradise, and safety from the torment that Allah has prepared for His enemies.

Verily, those who disbelieve, it is the same to them whether you warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe.) (2:6)

Allah said,

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Attributes Of The Believers

Mujahid once stated, “Four Ayat at the beginning of Surat Al-Baqarah describe the believers, two describe the disbelievers, and thirteen describe the hypocrites.” The four Ayat mentioned in this statement are general and include every believer, whether an Arab, non-Arab, or a person of a previous Scripture, whether they are Jinns or humans. All of these attributes complement each other and require the existence of the other attributes. For instance, it is not possible that one believes in the Unseen, performs the prayer and gives Zakah without believing in what the Messenger of Allah and the previous Messengers were sent with. The same with certainty in the Hereafter, this is not correct without that, for Allah has commanded the believers,

(O you who believe! Believe in Allah, and His Messenger, and the Book (the Qur’an) which He has revealed to the Messenger, and the Book which He sent own to those before (him)) (4:136),

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People Who Trust In Unseen

Abu Ja`far Ar-Razi quoted Ar-Rabi` bin Anas, reporting from Abu Al-`Aliyah about Allah’s statement, in

((Those who) have faith in the Ghayb),

“They believe in Allah, His angels, Books, Messengers, the Last Day, His Paradise, Fire and in the meeting with Him. They also believe in life after death and in Resurrection. All of this is the Ghayb.” Qatadah bin Di`amah said similarly.

Sa`id bin Mansur reported from `Abdur-Rahman bin Yazid who said, “We were sitting with `Abdullah bin Mas`ud when we mentioned the Companions of the Prophet and their deeds being superior to our deeds. `Abdullah said, `The matter of Muhammad was clear for those who saw him. By He other than Whom there is no God, no person will ever acquire a better type of faith than believing in Al-Ghayb.’ He then recited

“(Alif Lam Mim. This is the Book, wherein there is no doubt, a guidance for the Muttaqin. Those who believe in the Ghayb), until, (the successful).” (1:1)

Ibn Abi Hatim, Ibn Marduwyah and Al-Hakim, in his Mustadrak, recorded this Hadith. Al-Hakim commented that this Hadith is authentic and that the Two Shaykhs – Al-Bukhari and Muslim – did not collect it, although it meets their criteria.

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The Brave Boy

Mina

Mina

Long long ago, about 4000 years ago, there lived the Prophet Ibrahim alaihissalam (Abaraham). He was gracious, tender-hearted and pure in faith. His family lived in a beautiful valley, which is now known as Makkah.

One night, the Prophet Ibrahim alaihissalam dreamt that he was sacrificing his son, Ismail alaihissalam. This was an order from his Lord.

Ismail alaihissalam was still a child, but the Prophet Ibrahim alaihissalam told him about the dream.

Ismail alaihissalam was a brave boy. He was ready to obey the command of Allah, who had created him.

So without hesitating, he said to his father, “Do what you are commanded, father. God willing, you willing, you will find me one of the steadfast.”

Ibrahim alaihissalam took his son away to sacrifice him. As he was reached a place, which is now known as Mina – a valley near Makkah – Satan appeared and tried to stop him from doing his Lord’s bidding.

The Prophet Ibrahim alaihissalam picked up a few small stones and threw them at Satan. Little Ismail alaihissalam and his mother did likewise.

The Prophet Ibrahim alaihissalam gently placed his son on the ground and blindfolded himself with a handkerchief so that he could not see his beloved son while carrying out the Lord’s command. Continue reading

Allah Speaks To The Prophet Musa

About 3000 years ago, Egypt was ruled by a cruel king Firawn or Pharaoh.

One day a court soothsayer told Firawn that that year a boy would be born among the tribe of the Children of Israel who would destroy him and his kingdom.

Enraged, Firawn ordered all newborn boys of the tribe to be killed. The Children of Israel, already enslaved by Firawn, suffered the torment of seeing their newborn sons killed, while only their daughters were spared.

During these horrible times of pious woman, called Yukabid, of the Children of Israel, gave birth to a beautiful boy who was named Musa or Moses alaihissalam. She was told by Allah that this was a very special child who would one day become a great prophet.

Allah inspired her to put him in a box, which she was to cast into the river Nile, with the promise that her baby would be safe. She obeyed Allah’s order, and as the waves carried the box away, his sisterkept a watch on it, until it stopped at a bank near the royal palace.

There it was picked up by a member of Firawn’s household and brought to the queen. The queen was a loving, kind-hearted woman. When she saw the baby, her heart was touched and she exclaimed: “What a lovely child! Whoever sees him cannot but love him.” Despite the king’s objection, the queen decided to keep the baby in the palace and rear him as her own child. Continue reading

The Ant’s Panic

The Prophet Sulayman alaihissalam was the son of the Prophet Dawud alaihissalam. He was a mighty king and ruled Jerusalem. He was given wonderful powers by Allah.

As a child, Sulayman alaihissalam showed wisdom and intelligence. At a very young age he surprised his father with his ideas about the rule of law.

It was when two angry men came to see Dawud alaihissalam. One of them said, “I had a beautiful field full of crops. This man’s sheep entered it and destroyed all my plants.”

Dawud alaihissalam said that the owner of the field was in the right and that he should take the sheep to make up for his loss.But Sulayman alaihissalm, who was a boy at that time, gave a better solution to the problem. “I would like to suggest,” said Sulayman alaihissalam “that the sheep be given to the owner of the field, who will use the their milk and wool.”

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