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Word of advice to those interested in Islam

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It is a good idea to point out to those who are interested in Islam, when they find some matters difficult to understand or they find some rulings hard to accept, that Paradise is surrounded with difficulties and Hell is surrounded with desires, and that Allaah has issued His commands to His slaves in order to test them and see if they will do well. Earning the Lord’s pleasure and gaining the honour of admittance to His Paradise is not something that is easy in all aspects or something that a person can attain without any difficulty. It is not like that at all. Rather we have to be patient and strive to overcome our nafs (self), and put up with a lot of difficulties in order to please our Lord, be honoured by Him and be saved from His wrath. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

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Never losing the hope…

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By: Fareed Ahmad

The arabic word for or grief is “Gham” – derived from the word “Ghaamama (the cloud) “. Although there’s no apparent relationship between and cloud, there is a hidden one.  Just like how a cloud blocks away sunshine from lighting up the earth,/grief also acts as a stumbling block, hindering man’s positive energy and performance.

Just like a cloud blocks all the sun-shine coming down to the earth, sadness or grief, one way or another, also acts as a stumbling block for a man’s positive energy and performance. 2

It is very natural that when a person is and everything is going according to his whims and desires and his own wishful thinking, his performance is at it’s peak, but when he is tested or a strikes him, he becomes pessimistic and isn’t able to give a good performance.

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Q&A: How can I stop thinking about women?

Question:

How can I stop thinking about women? I try too fast but don’t have enough money to get married and I try to lower my gaze but it’s so difficult. Please advise.

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Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

Thank you for your question.

Allah says in the Quran:

“Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things)…” [Surat al-Nur: 30]

Al-Junayd (rahimahullah) was asked: “With what do we seek help to lower our gaze?”

He replied: “Your knowledge that Him looking upon you precedes whatever you look at.”

In regard to these verses Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullah) says: “So He (Allah) put purity after lowering of the gaze and protecting of the private parts. For this reason lowering the gaze away from the prohibited things warrants three great benefits. The first of them is the sweetness of Imaan and the pleasure that comes from it, which is more sweet and pleasing than that which he diverted his eyes away from for Allah’s sake. Verily, whoever abandons a thing for Allah’s sake, He (Subhaanahu WaTa’ala) compensates him with better than it…The second benefit is a light in the heart and quality of intuition… and the third benefit is the strength of the heart and steadfastness and courage. So Allah (Subhaanahu WaTa’ala) would give him, by His strength, the ability of wisdom and substantiation, and the devil would flee from him as it has been mentioned in the saying, “Whoever fears his whims, the devil would race out of his shadow.”

So part of the answer dear brother is recognizing that Allah is watching you and that by looking at that which He has forbidden, you risk losing the opportunity to see Him on the Day of Judgment.

As far as practical tips are concerned:

1. Install a firewall on your computer/laptop that filters lewd material
2. Enroll in a program online to help you deal with pornography. Purify your gaze is one that I would recommend.
3. Try not to put yourself in a situation that will make it harder for you. So avoid places that will cause your gaze to wander and also being alone with your computer/laptop/TV.
4. Fasting controls ones desires and builds that consciousness in Allah needed to fight this disease.
5. Remind yourself frequently of the reward of paradise for lowering your gaze.

May Allah make it easy for you and grant you strength and firmness. Ameen

And Allah knows best.

Answered by Shaykh Omar Suleiman
Hadith of the Day Imam
Director – Islamic Learning Foundation

Allah is near!

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Dear Muslims, No matter what conditions any man may endure; whether he enjoys great or bad times, he is healthy or sick, he achieves success or is caught in failure, he needs his Creator, the Independent. Constantly, he is aware of his weakness before his Lord, the Almighty. He, therefore, seeks refuge in Him through prayers. In so doing He insists in asking in hope for fulfilling his needs and overcoming his difficulties. How can he not pray to Allah, whereas He says, “call upon Me; I will respond to you.” (Ghafir: 60). O you who is plunged into pain, leaving him blank and is hardly able to rid of his grief; O who is deeply sad and depressed; O who is needy, to whom are you going to resort for relieving your worries? Do not you seek your Lord’s assistance, Who is Closer to you than the jugular vein? Have not you read in His book: “and when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me.” (Al Baqara: 186). Certainly the Glorious is He responds to those who turn to and supplicate to Him, and, by His favour, does not disappoint them. So be keen to insist in invoking Allah as the Prophet pbuh used to do.

Palestine tragedy and Allah’s Help

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By: The Haqq Seeker

Source: http://muslimvillage.com/

The Muslim Ummah is like one body

In a hadith Rasulullāh (Sallallāhu ‘alaihe wasallam) is reported to have said:

The Muslim Ummah is like one body. If the eye is in pain then the whole body is in pain and if the head is in pain then the whole body is in pain.

The above hadith clearly signifies that the Muslim Ummah are like one body, immaterial of where we are, what nationality or gender we belong to or what colour is our skin. If we hear that any part of this Ummah is being oppressed, then we should all feel this pain.

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It is better to do what matters most now, than to watch all hope slip away over time.

gb copy It is better to do what matters most now, than to watch all hope slip away over time.
es copy Es mejor hacer lo que más importa ahora, que para ver toda la esperanza se escape durante la hora.
nl copy Het is beter om te doen wat het meest telt nu, dan om naar te kijken alle hoop weg te glijden in de tijd.
fr copy Il est préférable de faire ce qui importe le plus maintenant, que de regarder tout espoir filer sur l’heure.
de copy Es ist besser, zu tun, was am wichtigsten ist jetzt, als zu beobachten, alle Hoffnung weg gleiten über die Stunde.
CN67867 這是更好地做什麼,最重要的現在,而不是看所有的希望溜走隨著時間的推移。
Sweden Det är bättre att göra det som betyder mest nu, än att titta på allt hopp glida bort över tiden.
rus7897 Лучше делать то, что самое главное сейчас, чем смотреть всякую надежду ускользнуть с течением времени.
4523turkey Bu zaman içinde uzak tüm umut kayma izlemek yerine, artık en önemli şey yapmak daha iyidir.
images E ‘meglio fare ciò che più conta oggi, oltre a guardare tutti scivolare via la speranza nel tempo.
indonesiaID Hal ini lebih baik untuk melakukan apa yang paling penting sekarang, daripada menonton semua harapan menyelinap pergi dari waktu ke waktu.

You can’t fix yourself by breaking someone else.

gb copy You can’t fix yourself by breaking someone else.
es copy No se puede arreglar usted mismo rompiendo otra persona.
nl copy Je kunt jezelf niet oplossen door het breken van iemand anders.
fr copy Vous ne pouvez pas résoudre vous-même en brisant quelqu’un d’autre.
de copy Sie können nicht selbst beheben durch Brechen jemand anderes.
CN67867 Dǎpò biérén nǐ bùnéng xiūfù zìjǐ.
Sweden Du kan inte fixa själv genom att bryta någon annan.
rus7897 Vy ne mozhete ispravit’ sebya , lomaya kogo-to drugogo.
4523turkey Başka birini kırarak kendinizi düzeltemez.
images Non si può risolvere da soli rompendo qualcun altro.
indonesiaID Anda tidak dapat memperbaiki diri sendiri dengan melanggar orang lain.

Fear your sins more than your enemies.

gb copy Fear your sins more than your enemies.
es copy Teme a sus pecados más que sus enemigos.
nl copy Vreest uw zonden meer dan je vijanden.
fr copy Craignez vos péchés plus que vos ennemis.
de copy Fürchtet euren Sünden mehr als Ihre Feinde.
CN67867 Dānxīn nǐ de zuì bǐ nǐ de dírén.
Sweden Frukta dina synder mer än dina fiender.
rus7897 Boytes’ svoikh grekhakh bol’she vashikh vragov.
4523turkey Daha fazla düşman daha senin günahlarını korkuyorlar.
images Paura vostri peccati più i vostri nemici.
indonesiaID Takut dosa-dosamu lebih dari musuh Anda.

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do; it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t do.

gb copy Strength doesn’t come from what you can do; it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t do.
es copy La fuerza no viene de lo que puede hacer, sino que proviene de la superación de las cosas que una vez pensó que no podía hacer.
nl copy Kracht komt niet uit wat u kunt doen, het komt uit het overwinnen van de dingen die je ooit dacht dat je niet kon doen.
fr copy La force ne vient pas de ce que vous pouvez faire, il s’agit de surmonter les choses que vous pensiez lorsque vous ne pouviez pas faire.
de copy Stärke nicht von dem, was Sie tun können, kommen, es von der Überwindung der Dinge, die Sie einmal gedacht, dass man nicht kommt.
CN67867 Lìliàng bùshì láizì nǐ kěyǐ zuò shénme, tā láizì kèfú nǐ céngjīng rènwéi nǐ bùnéng zuò de shìqíng.
Sweden Styrka kommer inte från vad du kan göra, det kommer från att övervinna de saker som du en gång trodde att du inte kunde göra.
rus7897 Sila iskhodit ne ot togo, chto vy mozhete sdelat’ , eto proiskhodit ot preodoleniya , chto vy kogda-to dumali vy ne mogli sdelat’ .
4523turkey Güç ne yapabilirim gelmiyor, bu kez yapamayacağını düşündüm şeyleri üstesinden geliyor.
images Forza non viene da ciò che si può fare, ma viene da superare le cose che una volta si pensava non si poteva fare.
indonesiaID Kekuatan tidak datang dari apa yang dapat Anda lakukan, yang datang dari mengatasi hal-hal yang Anda pernah berpikir Anda tidak bisa melakukan.