By: Shaykh Rami Nsour
The Spring Source of our actions
All of our actions spring forth from a thought that enters our heart and this is what makes knowing the science of thoughts (khawatir) so important [Muhammad Mawlud, The Purification of the Heart]. One of the most difficult tasks we face in our lives will be in weighing out each one of the thoughts that enters our heart and seeing which one we should follow. The scholars have given us a guideline as to how to tell the signs of the source of thoughts that enter our heart.
KRS-One says “Your perception of yourself and your environment blinds you from your opportunity and achieving your dreams.”
Mexican brother umar explains how he saw the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in his dream and explains how he came to Islam.
Here are ten choices that ultimately lead to this phrase of regret, and how to elude them:
1. Wearing a mask to impress others. – If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it. Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are. So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you. You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people. Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
2. Letting someone else create your dreams for you. – The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are; the second greatest is being happy with what you find. A big part of this is your decision to stay true toyour own goals and dreams. Do you have people who disagree with you? Good. It means you’re standing your ground and walking your own path. Sometimes you’ll do things considered crazy by others, but when you catch yourself excitedly losing track of time, that’s when you’ll know you’re doing the right thing. Read The 4-Hour Workweek.
3. Keeping negative company. – Don’t let someone who has a bad attitude give it to you. Don’t let them get to you. They can’t pull the trigger if you don’t hand them the gun. When you remember that keeping the company of negative people is a choice, instead of an obligation, you free yourself to keep the company of compassion instead of anger, generosity instead of greed, and patience instead of anxiety.
4. Being selfish and egotistical. – A life filled with loving deeds and good character is the best tombstone. Those who you inspired and shared your love with will remember how you made them feel long after your time has expired. So carve your name on hearts, not stone. What you have done for yourself alone dies with you; what you have done for others and the world remains.
By: Navaid Aziz
People are often caught day dreaming. Our minds drift off to places we would rather be than here. People we would rather be with than the ones we are with now. Eating and drinking things that we desire more than what we currently have. Have we ever stopped to wonder what is greater, our reality or our dreams? The prophet -Salla Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam- answers this question for us in describing jannah: “In it is what no eye has seen, no ear has heard of, nor has any mind imagined.” The reality of paradise is greater than anything we can imagine or dream of in this life. Paradise is the ultimate dream. Make it your driving force and motivation. As for this life it is just a means of making your dreams a reality. You may not have everything you dream of in this life, but if you work hard enough Allah guarantees all of your dreams and fantasies to come true in the next. May Allah make us from the inhabitants of al-firdaws without any hisab. Ameen.”
Yusuf Talia, despite his challenges with Muscular Dystrophy was truly an inspiration to all that knew him. He was the President of the MSA Union, vice president of the Wits SRC. He was also very active with the Free Palestine campaign. In his time at university he studied a science degree and a accounting degree. Truly a legend.
Some people claim that God spoke to them, that they have conversations with God everyday, that God spoke to them directly or that they saw God in a Dream. We will be discussing this important topic on this weeks episode of TheDeenShow to see if this is true or not.
A father and his pilot son in a country with no history of manufacturing are making products that will stun the world.
Accra, Ghana – Imagine having a television set that comes on after an effortless clap or by blowing air; picture yourself in a car that is engineless and starts with a simple push of a button tucked to your dress; or a change-over-machine that speaks and tells you where exactly a fire or electrical fault is in your home.