BISMILLĀHIR RAHMĀNIR RAHĪM
Glory to Allāh and Salutations on Rasulullāh Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam.
“And (when) he (Nabi Sulaimān) inspected the birds, he exclaimed: ‘Why do I not see Hud-Hud, or is he among the absentees? Either he brings to me a valid proof (explanation) or I shall most certainly give him a severe punishment or slaughter him. The Hud-Hud stayed away for just a short time. (Upon his return) he said: ‘I have discovered what you have not discovered, and I come to you from (the land of) Saba’ with reliable information. Verily, I found a woman ruling over people. She has been given everything (of worldly wealth) and she has a wonderful throne. I have found her and her people prostrating to the sun besides Allāh. Shaitān has adorned for them their deeds and has prevented them from the Path of Allāh, hence they do not derive guidance.” (Surah Namal, Āyat 20 – 24)
These are the Qur’ānic aayaat commencing the story of Nabi Sulaimān (‘alayhis Salām) and Queen Bilqees, the ruler of Yemen at that time. The story begins with an inspection of the birds by Nabi Sulaimān (‘alayhis Salām). Allāh Ta’ala had bestowed to Nabi Sulaimān (‘alayhis Salām) the ability to understand and speak the variety of languages of even the birds. Mentioning this, the Qur’ān Majeed records the statement of Nabi Sulaimān (‘alayhis Salām) who said: “O people, we have been taught the speech of the birds and have been granted from everything. Verily, this is a clear bounty (of Allāh).” – Āyat 16, Surah Namal
On his expedition from Baitul Maqdis (Jerusalem) to Yemen, at one stage his army requested for water. There was no water in sight and the soldiers were extremely thirsty. Nabi Sulaimān (‘alayhis Salām) ordered the variety of birds to form their rows for an inspection. The purpose of the inspection was to issue a command to the bird Hud-Hud. What bird is the Hud-Hud?
The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) expressed dislike for over-eating and said that over-eating is ill luck and misfortune. In other words, a person who over eats will be followed by such faults and defects that he will have difficulty and hardship in every place and people will look at him in a bad way.
The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) used to eat with three fingers, and before wiping and cleaning his hand he used to lick his blessed fingers.
Whenever food is very hot, it should be left covered for a while, so that the emission of steam finishes. In doing so, the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) has said that this is a method in which barakah may be gained.
We have a big problem among the muslims when it comes to racism if we don’t stand up and speak about it how will we ever sort out our problems? Islam is perfect but the muslims are not.
“For Almighty Allah, the Past, Present and Future are the Same!” We, human beings, have been given Prophets and Messengers and clear guidance. There is no need for the killing, hatred, racism, exploitation, Ebola, or any other evil.We need to wake up as a human race before it is too late. Imagine what the animals think about us (if they could) when they see us destroying the very earth that was given to us as a blessing!!! This is an Islamic Center; not in Cairo, Fez, Kano, Lahore, Jakarta or Dakar but in Washington D.C.!!! SubhaanAllah, the light of Allah will eventually shine over all things!!!
It is better to do what matters most now, than to watch all hope slip away over time.
Es mejor hacer lo que más importa ahora, que para ver toda la esperanza se escape durante la hora.
Het is beter om te doen wat het meest telt nu, dan om naar te kijken alle hoop weg te glijden in de tijd.
Il est préférable de faire ce qui importe le plus maintenant, que de regarder tout espoir filer sur l’heure.
Es ist besser, zu tun, was am wichtigsten ist jetzt, als zu beobachten, alle Hoffnung weg gleiten über die Stunde.
Det är bättre att göra det som betyder mest nu, än att titta på allt hopp glida bort över tiden.
Лучше делать то, что самое главное сейчас, чем смотреть всякую надежду ускользнуть с течением времени.
Bu zaman içinde uzak tüm umut kayma izlemek yerine, artık en önemli şey yapmak daha iyidir.
E ‘meglio fare ciò che più conta oggi, oltre a guardare tutti scivolare via la speranza nel tempo.
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.
No se puede arreglar usted mismo rompiendo otra persona.
Je kunt jezelf niet oplossen door het breken van iemand anders.
Vous ne pouvez pas résoudre vous-même en brisant quelqu’un d’autre.
Sie können nicht selbst beheben durch Brechen jemand anderes.
Dǎpò biérén nǐ bùnéng xiūfù zìjǐ.
Du kan inte fixa själv genom att bryta någon annan.
Vy ne mozhete ispravit’ sebya , lomaya kogo-to drugogo.
Başka birini kırarak kendinizi düzeltemez.
Non si può risolvere da soli rompendo qualcun altro.
Anda tidak dapat memperbaiki diri sendiri dengan melanggar orang lain.
“Before you delve into these documentaries, there’s one more thing I should mention. Though I believe it’s important for us to be aware of our surroundings, and more so for the community’s leadership, we must never forget that the best source of guidance is the speech of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) – the Qur’an, the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (peace be upon him), and the knowledge of the scholars (may Allah preserve the ones alive and have mercy on the ones that have passed). Above all, we should turn to the Qur’an for enlightenment and guidance. A truly successful personality and truly successful society can only be built via the lessons and implementation of the concepts outlined in the Book of Allah. Without true internal direction from the heart, there can be no true external direction for society. And Allah knows best.” – Suhaib Webb
Time. We waste it, save it, kill it, make it. The world runs on it. Yet ask physicists what time actually is, and the answer might shock you: They have no idea. Even more surprising, the deep sense we have of time passing from present to past may be nothing more than an illusion. How can our understanding of something so familiar be so wrong? In search of answers, Brian Greene takes us on the ultimate time-traveling adventure, hurtling 50 years into the future before stepping into a wormhole to travel back to the past. Along the way, he will reveal a new way of thinking about time in which moments past, present, and future—from the reign of T. rex to the birth of your great-great-grandchildren—exist all at once. This journey will bring us all the way back to the Big Bang, where physicists think the ultimate secrets of time may be hidden. You’ll never look at your wristwatch the same way again.
Fear your sins more than your enemies.
Teme a sus pecados más que sus enemigos.
Vreest uw zonden meer dan je vijanden.
Craignez vos péchés plus que vos ennemis.
Fürchtet euren Sünden mehr als Ihre Feinde.
Dānxīn nǐ de zuì bǐ nǐ de dírén.
Frukta dina synder mer än dina fiender.
Boytes’ svoikh grekhakh bol’she vashikh vragov.
Daha fazla düşman daha senin günahlarını korkuyorlar.
Paura vostri peccati più i vostri nemici.
Takut dosa-dosamu lebih dari musuh Anda.