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How prophet Muhammad (pbuh) treated his wives

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Source: http://islamgreatreligion.wordpress.com

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) gave us a striking example of how to treat women in his sunnah, but so many men follow the sunnah and forget that a major component of it is the prophets (pbuh) treatment of his wives, this is a reminder for all those guys who are married or inshallah when they get married to remember the sunnah of the prophet (pbuh) and the value and blessing of a wife.

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37 SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR YOUTH MORE REWARDING

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By: Amina Edota

Source: http://muslimmatters.org

Do you always dream of the years ahead when you will hit your first million, memorise the Qur’an, or break some world record? Or perhaps you jump, to a few months ahead – getting published, married or launching an online business.

Whatever your big dream is, you know what I’m talking about, right?

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Instead of complaining about the fast diminishing number of honest, kind, sincere, upright people in the world, I should strive to be one.

gb copy Instead of complaining about the fast diminishing number of honest, kind, sincere, upright people in the world, I should strive to be one.
es copy En lugar de quejarse de la disminución del número rápido de honesto, amable, sincero, personas íntegras en el mundo, me esfuerzo por ser uno.
nl copy In plaats van klagen over het snel afnemende aantal eerlijk, vriendelijk, oprecht, rechtschapen mensen in de wereld, zou ik ernaar streven om een te zijn.
fr copy Au lieu de se plaindre de la diminution du nombre de rapide honnêtes, aimables, sincères, honnêtes gens dans le monde, je m’efforce d’être un.
de copy Statt zu klagen über die immer knapper Anzahl der ehrlich, freundlich, aufrichtig, aufrecht Menschen in der Welt, sollte ich danach streben, einer zu sein.
CN67867 Ér bùshì bàoyuàn chéngshí, shànliáng, zhēnchéng, zhèngzhí de rén zài shìjiè shàng de xùnsù jiǎnshǎo duōshǎo, wǒ yīnggāi nǔlì zuò dào de.
Sweden I stället för att klaga på det snabba minskande antalet ärliga, vänliga, ärlig, hederlig människor i världen, skulle jag sträva efter att vara en.
rus7897 Vmesto togo, chtoby zhalovat’sya na bystro umen’sheniyu chisla chestnyy, dobryy , iskrenniy, vertikal’nykh lyudey v mire , ya dolzhen stremit’sya byt’ odnim.
4523turkey Bunun yerine dünyada dürüst, nazik, samimi, dik insanların hızla azalan sayıda şikayet, ben biri olmak için gayret göstermelisiniz.
images Invece di lamentarsi diminuzione del numero veloce oneste, gentili, sinceri, giusti nel mondo, dovrei sforzo di essere uno.
indonesiaID Daripada mengeluh tentang berkurangnya jumlah cepat jujur, baik, tulus, orang yang jujur ​​di dunia, saya harus berusaha untuk menjadi satu.

6 Things Every Muslim Should Avoid Sharing In The Social Media

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Unless you have being living under a rock or in a cave for the past few years, you know that hundreds and millions of people from every race, gender and religion are rushing towards social media networks. However, like every other tool they are effective when used properly, on the contrary, if approached in an inappropriate and unauthorized manner, it can have negative effects in your spiritual as well as your worldly life.

Islam has covered every aspect of human life, whether economic, cultural individual or social. Since social media has turned out to be a necessary part of every Muslim’s day-to-day life, I have pulled together some guidelines from authentic Islamic sources; which will help out every Muslim to gain the actual benefits from social media and avoid its downside.

I suggest that every Muslim to read these six points before getting through Facebook,Twitter, Google Plus, etc.

1. Personal life

when it comes to sharing your personnel life on social media, there must be a fine line in how much detail you should and shouldn’t make public. If you are uncomfortable with something you are going to share, use your best judgment and avoid it at any cost.
Posting personnel pictures has become a trend among the Muslims nowadays. According to some reports, uploading your personnel pictures and pictures of your kids are the most hazardous thing to share in the social media; most probably your pictures will end up being used to scam or cyber bullying. So whatever you are posting don’t forget that Allah is watching , and the angels who record your deeds are not switched off even when you are online.

2. Arguments

Vain arguments should be strictly avoided. We must learn to tolerate other people’s views, because social media is a platform where people share their personnel opinions and beliefs. Starting an argument over stuff that doesn’t concern you, shows how much annoying you are and additionally it will give people a bad impression about our peaceful religion.
Sometimes you will find it hard to agree with something someone has posted, but it is better for you to avoid disagreeing with them which will eventually lead to an frustrating argument.

3. Foul language

As we all know social media is an excellent way of connecting and interacting with others, You might feel like you can say anything that comes out of your mind, but it’s important to realize that using foul languages and cursing are not appreciated online. Others might see the comments or posts that you have made, and it can cost you your friends and even your family life. You should not say anything on the social media that you won’t say in real life to someone.

Islam has given special attention to conversation; its style, its etiquette and directions, because the words that comes out from a man’s mouth reveals his intellectual grade and his moral nature. Before posting something take a glance at yourself, and ask will my post benefit someone or will it hurt someone . If the response is fine, then proceed, else avoiding it is a lot better, because to avoid causing troubles is a worship of large rewards.

“It is the excellence of a man’s faith that he gives up meaningless work” (Tirmizi)

4. Anything immodest

Posting comments or pictures which is related to sex is not an act of a Muslim. Maybe your non Muslim friends and co-workers are seeing what you post and they could stereotype that Islam is an immodest and a filthy religion. Islam encourages modesty; and it is an important part of our faith. If you lack any form of modesty then it is most likely that your faith is extremely weak.

“ Iman has some sixty or seventy branches, and modesty is an important part of Iman” (Bukhari)

5. Exposing sins

Committing sin is common as we are human beings; and no one is perfect unless you are God, but where some people cross the line is when they expose their own sins to others and take a pride out of it. Although Allah has concealed your faults and protected your honor, how are you supposed to share it with others online or offline?
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) warned:
“All of my nation will be will be forgiven except for those who make their sins public”.

6. Complaining

We all live in a world where people are dying from hunger and poverty and others dealing with protests, tornadoes, Tsunami and extremist attacks, and some others with financial and family problems. In this manner, no one is free from troubles and distress, but trying to deal with them by shouting and complaining on Social media won’t provide you with any help, rather it will make it worse. The only perfect way of getting around your problems is to seek the help from Allah, in whose hands rest all solutions for you affairs.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to say this prayer over and over:

“O Allah, yours is the praise, you are the one whose help we seek, you are the one we rely, your is the aid we seek. There is no might and strength except from Allah, the high and the almighty”.

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30 things to stop

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By: muslimvillage.com

Sourcemuslimvillage.com

When you stop chasing the wrong things you give
the right things a chance to catch you.

As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  Nothing could be closer to the truth.  But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you.  You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot.  Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth.  And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.
  2. Stop running from your problems. – Face them head on.  No, it won’t be easy.  There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them.  We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems.  That’s not how we’re made.  In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall.  Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time.  This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.
  3. Stop lying to yourself. – You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself.  Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves.  Read The Road Less Traveled.
  4. Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.  Yes, help others; but help yourself too.  If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.
  5. Stop trying to be someone you’re not. – One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you like everyone else.  Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you.  Don’t change so people will like you.  Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.
  6. Stop trying to hold onto the past. – You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.
  7. Stop being scared to make a mistake. – Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing.  Every success has a trail of failures behind it, and every failure is leading towards success.  You end up regretting the things you did NOT do far more than the things you did.
  8. Stop berating yourself for old mistakes. – We may love the wrong person and cry about the wrong things, but no matter how things go wrong, one thing is for sure, mistakes help us find the person and things that are right for us.  We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past.  But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.  Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
  9. Stop trying to buy happiness. – Many of the things we desire are expensive.  But the truth is, the things that really satisfy us are totally free – love, laughter and working on our passions.
  10. Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness. – If you’re not happy with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either.  You have to create stability in your own life first before you can share it with someone else.  Read Stumbling on Happiness.
  11. Stop being idle. – Don’t think too much or you’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place.  Evaluate situations and take decisive action.  You cannot change what you refuse to confront.  Making progress involves risk.  Period!  You can’t make it to second base with your foot on first.
  12. Stop thinking you’re not ready. – Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises.  Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.
  13. Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons. – Relationships must be chosen wisely.  It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company.  There’s no need to rush.  If something is meant to be, it will happen – in the right time, with the right person, and for the best reason. Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.
  14. Stop rejecting new relationships just because old ones didn’t work. – In life you’ll realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet.  Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you.  But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you.
  15. Stop trying to compete against everyone else. – Don’t worry about what others are doing better than you.  Concentrate on beating your own records every day.  Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.
  16. Stop being jealous of others. – Jealousy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own.  Ask yourself this:  “What’s something I have that everyone wants?”
  17. Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself. – Life’s curve-balls are thrown for a reason – to shift your path in a direction that is meant for you.  You may not see or understand everything the moment it happens, and it may be tough.  But reflect back on those negative curve-balls thrown at you in the past.  You’ll often see that eventually they led you to a better place, person, state of mind, or situation.  So smile!  Let everyone know that today you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday, and you will be.
  18. Stop holding grudges. – Don’t live your life with hate in your heart.  You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate.  Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.”  It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.”  Forgiveness is the answer… let go, find peace, liberate yourself!  And remember, forgiveness is not just for other people, it’s for you too.  If you must, forgive yourself, move on and try to do better next time.
  19. Stop letting others bring you down to their level. – Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs.
  20. Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others. – Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it anyway.  Just do what you know in your heart is right.
  21. Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break. – The time to take a deep breath is when you don’t have time for it.  If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.  Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.
  22. Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments. – Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things.  The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
  23. Stop trying to make things perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done.  Read Getting Things Done.
  24. Stop following the path of least resistance. – Life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile.  Don’t take the easy way out.  Do something extraordinary.
  25. Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t. – It’s okay to fall apart for a little while.  You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well.  You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking either – cry if you need to – it’s healthy to shed your tears.  The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.
  26. Stop blaming others for your troubles. – The extent to which you can achieve your dreams depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life.  When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility – you give others power over that part of your life.
  27. Stop trying to be everything to everyone. – Doing so is impossible, and trying will only burn you out.  But making one person smile CAN change the world.  Maybe not the whole world, but their world.  So narrow your focus.
  28. Stop worrying so much. – Worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, it will strip today of its joy.  One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: “Will this matter in one year’s time?  Three years?  Five years?”  If not, then it’s not worth worrying about.
  29. Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen. – Focus on what you do want to happen.  Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story.  If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.
  30. Stop being ungrateful. – No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life.  Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.  Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those ofMuslimVillage.com.

You can’t stay strong in faith by complaining. When you complain, you remain. When you praise, you’ll be raised.

gb copy You can’t stay strong in faith by complaining. When you complain, you remain. When you praise, you’ll be raised.
es copy No se puede permanecer fuertes en la fe por las protestas. Cuando te quejas, te quedas. Cuando te alabamos, te criaste.
nl copy Je kunt niet sterk blijven in het geloof door te klagen. Als je klaagt, blijft u. Wanneer u loven, zult u worden verhoogd.
fr copy Vous ne pouvez pas rester forts dans la foi en se plaignant. Lorsque vous vous plaignez, vous restez. Lorsque vous louez, vous serez ressuscités.
de copy Sie können nicht stark zu bleiben im Glauben durch beschweren. Wenn Sie sich beschweren, bleiben Sie. Wenn Sie loben, werden Sie angesprochen werden.
CN67867 Bàoyuàn nǐ bùnéng qiáng liú de xìnxīn. Dāng nǐ bàoyuàn, nǐ yīrán cúnzài. Dāng nǐ zànměi, nǐ huì dédào tíshēng.
Sweden Du kan inte stanna stark i tron genom att klaga. När du klagar, förblir du. När du beröm, kommer du att höjas.
rus7897 Vy ne mozhete ostavat’sya sil’nymi v vere , zhaluyas’ . Kogda vy zhaluyetes’ , vy ostayetes’ . Kogda vy khvalite , vy budete podnyal.
4523turkey Sen şikayet ederek inancı güçlü kalamaz. Eğer şikayet zaman, kalır. Eğer övgü zaman, yükseltilmiş olacak.
images Non si può rimanere forte nella fede da lamentarsi. Quando ti lamenti, si rimane. Quando ti lodiamo, ti verrà sollevato.
indonesiaID Anda tidak bisa tetap kuat dalam iman dengan mengeluh. Ketika Anda mengeluh, Anda tetap. Ketika Anda memuji, Anda akan dibangkitkan.

The more time you spend complaining about your problems, the less time you’ll have to enjoy your blessings.

gb copy The more time you spend complaining about your problems, the less time you’ll have to enjoy your blessings.
es copy Cuanto más tiempo usted pasa quejándose de sus problemas, menos tiempo tendrás para disfrutar de sus bendiciones.
nl copy Hoe meer tijd je besteedt klagen over je problemen, hoe minder tijd je hebt om je zegeningen te genieten.
fr copy Le temps que vous passez plaindre de vos problèmes, moins de temps vous aurez pour profiter de vos bénédictions.
de copy Je mehr Zeit Sie beschweren sich über Ihre Probleme verbringen, desto weniger Zeit müssen Sie Ihren Segen zu genießen.
CN67867 Gèng duō de shíjiān huā zài nǐ bàoyuàn nǐ de wèntí, zài gèng duǎn de shíjiān, nǐ bìxū xiǎngshòu nǐ de zhùfú.
Sweden Ju mer tid du spenderar klagar om dina problem, desto mindre tid har du att njuta av dina välsignelser.
rus7897 Чем больше времени вы проводите жаловаться о своих проблемах, тем меньше времени вам придется наслаждаться благословения.
4523turkey Eğer sorunlar hakkında şikayetçi harcamak daha fazla zaman, daha az zaman size nimetler zevk gerekecek.
images Il tempo che spenderai in più lamentano i problemi, meno tempo si dovrà godere le vostre benedizioni.
indonesiaID Semakin banyak waktu yang Anda habiskan mengeluh tentang masalah Anda, semakin sedikit waktu Anda harus menikmati berkat-berkat Anda.