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Commanding the good: knowing when and what to say

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Source: seekersguidance.org

By: Shaykh Faraz A. Khan

Making the correct determination regarding when and how to intervene when something wrong or inappropriate occurs returns to the issue of enjoining the good and forbidding evil, which is a communal obligation (fard kifaya) and an essential duty in Islam. Based on the criteria outlined below, if the conditions of enjoining the good and forbidding evil are met, one must do so. Otherwise, one can be vague so as to avoid disputation of no benefit.

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Year 2050: Humans Will Be Completely NEW SPECIES, Merging With Machine, Say Scientists (Video)

info-pictogram1 Mark Dice is a media analyst, author, and political activist who, in an entertaining and educational way, gets people to question our celebrity obsessed culture and the role the mainstream media and elite secret societies play in shaping our lives.

British jihadists want to come home, say they made ‘mistake’

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Source: metro.co.uk

British jihadist fighters have contacted a university in London to say they regret their decision to join Islamist extremists in the Middle East.

The jihadists, thought to be a 30-strong group, said they wanted to return home to Britain but were afraid they would be jailed if they did so.

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Lebanon sceptical of ‘save water’ effort

Lebanese campaign to save water amid a shortage is unlikely to work without government regulation, experts say.

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More than 80 percent of farmers in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley said they face water shortages this year

By: Sophie Cousins

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com

Beirut, Lebanon – Plastered across billboards, flashing across television screens, and splashed on pamphlets and stickers, a new message is suddenly everywhere you look in Lebanon: “If you love me, save me some water.”

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Words Of Wisdom of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

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The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is an inspiration to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Here are some sayings of the Prophet Muhammed (Hadith)  that help us understand his inspirational character…

  • “A Muslim who plants a tree or sows a field, from which man, birds and animals can eat, is committing an act of charity.” (Muslim)
  • “There is a polish for everything that takes away rust; and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of Allah.” (Bukhari)
  • “What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured.” (Bukhari)
  • “The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self.” (Bukhari)
  • “If you put your whole trust in Allah, as you ought, He most certainly will satisfy your needs, as He satisfies those of the birds. They come out hungry in the morning, but return full to their nests.” (Tirmidhi)
  • “Allah will not give mercy to anyone, except those who give mercy to other creatures.” (Abdullah b. Amr: Abu Dawud & Tirmidhi)
  • “Say what is true, although it may be bitter and displeasing to people.” (Baihaqi)
  • “Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith.” (Muslim)
  • “When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, look to those, who have been given less.” (Muslim)
  • “If you do not feel ashamed of anything, then you can do whatever you like.” (Abu-Masud: Bukhari)
  • “It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad; and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; but silence is better than idle words.” (Bukhari)
  • “Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.” (Muslim)
  • “Whoever is kind, Allah will be kind to him; therefore be kind to man on the earth. He who is in heaven will show mercy on you.” (Abu Dawud: Tirmidhi)
  • “It is difficult for a man laden with riches to climb the steep path, that leads to bliss.” (Muslim)
  • “The best of you are those who are best to the women.” (Tirmidhi)
  • “Whoever loveth to meet God, God loveth to meet him” (Bukhari)
  • “Once a man, who was passing through a road, found a branch of a tree with thorns obstructing it. The man removed the thorns from the way. Allah thanked him and forgave his sins.” (Bukhari)
  • “Who are the learned? Those who practice what they know.” (Bukhari)
  • “Allah has revealed to me, that you must be humble. No one should boast over one another, and no one should oppress another.” (Iyad b. Hinar al-Mujashi: Muslim)
  • “A true Muslim is thankful to Allah in prosperity, and resigned to His will in adversity.” (Muslim)
  • “A Muslim who meets with others and shares their burdens is better than one who lives a life of seclusion and contemplation.” (Muslim)
  • “Serve Allah, as you would if you could see Him; although you cannot see Him, He can see you.” (Umar: Muslim)
  • “Allah does not look at your appearance or your possessions; but He looks at your heart and your deeds.” (Abu Huraira: Muslim)
  • “The best richness is the richness of the soul.” (Bukhari)
  • “Keep yourselves far from envy; because it eats up and takes away good actions, like a fire eats up and burns wood.” (Abu Dawud)
  • “Much silence and a good disposition, there are no two things better than these.” (Bukhari)
  • “Verily, Allah is mild and is fond of mildness, and He gives to the mild what He does not give to the harsh.” (Muslim)
  • “Once the Prophet was asked: “Tell us, which action is dearest to Allah?” He answered: “To say your prayer at its proper time.” Again he was asked: “What comes next?” Mohammad said: “To show kindness to parents.” “Then what?” he was asked, “To strive for the cause of Allah!” (Ibn Masad: Bukhari)
  • “When two persons are together, two of them must not whisper to each other, without letting the third hear; because it would hurt him.” (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • “Verily, it is one of the respects to Allah to honor an old man.” (Bukhari)
  • “I command you to treat women kindly…” (Bukhari)
  • “All Muslims are like a foundation, each strengthening the other; in such a way they do support each other.” (Abu Musa: Bukhari & Muslim)
  • “Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.” (Bukhari)
  • “You will not enter paradise until you have faith; and you will not complete your faith till you love one another.” (Muslim)
  • “He, who wishes to enter paradise at the best gate, must please his father and mother.” (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • “I am leaving two things among you, and if you cling to them firmly you will never go astray; one is the Book of Allah and the other is my way of life.” (Last Sermon on the Mount)
  • “Allah is One and likes Unity.” (Muslim)
  • “The best of alms is that, which the right hand gives and the left hand knows not of.” (Bukhari)
  • “The perfect Muslim is not a perfect Muslim, who eats till he is full and leaves his neighbors hungry.” (Ibn Abbas: Baihaqi)
  • “He is not of us who is not affectionate to the little ones, and does not respect the old; and he is not of us, who does not order which is lawful, and prohibits that which is unlawful.” (Ibn Abbas: Tirmidhi)
  • “No man is a true believer unless he desires for his brother that, what he desires for himself.” (Abu Hamza Anas: Bukhari & Muslim)
  • “To strive for the cause of Allah from daybreak to noon and sunset is better than the goods and enjoyment of the whole worldly life.” (Bukhari)
  • “Be not like the hypocrite who, when he talks, tells lies; when he gives a promise, he breaks it; and when he is trusted, he proves dishonest.” (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • “The proof of a Muslim’s sincerity is, that he pays no heed to that, which is not his business.” (Abu Hureira: Tirmidhi)
  • “Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind.” (Muslims & Bukhari)
  • “Conduct yourself in this world, as if you are here to stay forever; prepare for eternity as if you have to die tomorrow.” (Bukhari)
  • “The human being does not fill up any vessel worse than his stomach.” (Tirmidhi)
  • “The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveler, who takes a rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.” (Tirmidhi)
  • “Women are the twin halves of men.” (Tirmidhi)
  • “A father gives his child nothing better than a good education.” (Tirmidhi)
  • “The strong person is not the one who can wrestle someone else down. The strong person is the one who can control himself when he is angry.” (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • “The seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim.” (Tirmidhi)

Let us know in the comments section below which is your favourite saying of Prophet Muhammad  – Peace be upon him and all the Prophets.

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Worrying about what people will say prevents us from doing the right thing.

gb copy Worrying about what people will say prevents us from doing the right thing.
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nl copy Zorgen te maken over wat de mensen zullen zeggen verhindert ons het juiste te doen.
fr copy S’inquiéter de ce que les gens vont dire nous empêche de faire la bonne chose.
de copy Sorgen über das, was die Leute sagen uns daran hindert, das Richtige zu tun.
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4523turkey Insanlar ne diyecek endişesi doğru olanı yapıyor bizi engeller.
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Cheetah Visits Wildlife Photographers’ Safari to Say ‘Hello’! (IMAGES)

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You can’t blame the devil for your actions

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You can’t blame Shaytan for your actions, because on the Day of Judgement he will say: “I had no authority over you. I only invited you and you responded. So do not blame me but blame yourselves.” Quran 14:22

How to Be a Successful Muslim Husband

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      Begin with a good greeting: when you return from work or travel, greet her. Start with “As-salaamu ‘alaikum” – meaning, “Peace be upon you!”. Remember the saying of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him: “Shall I guide you to a thing, if you were to do that, you would love one another? Spread the salaam [greetings of peace] amongst yourselves.” [1]

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      Look at her with love. Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: “When a husband and wife look at each other with love, Allah looks at both of them with Mercy.” [2] Make eye-contact when you talk with her, as a woman she will really appreciate this – and having eye-contact which is full of love is just the icing on the cake!

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      Notice her and smile at her. The Prophet, peace be upon him, saw a smile as a gift of joy – an emotional gift, not a material one – a gift whose substance is received by the heart. A companion of the Prophet, Jarîr `Abd Allah said: “Since the time I accepted Islam, the Prophet (peace be upon him) never once failed to notice me. Whenever he saw me, he would smile at me.” [3] – and the more famous saying, “”When you smile at your brother’s face (meaning everyone, not specific to brothers), it is charity.” [4] Now, if you did these two things within your marriage, a more emphasized-on relationship, think of how much more virtuous it will be! Let your wife feel your love for her by your glimmering smile upon seeing her.

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      Tell her you love her. And tell her it often! And be imaginative sometimes – add a romantic twist! Take an example from the Prophet! The wife of the Prophet, ‘Ayesha, would ask him: “How is your love for me?” And he would reply, : “Like the rope’s knot,” meaning that it was strong and secure. Time after time she would ask him, “How is the knot?” and he would reply, “In the same condition!” [5]

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      Kiss her. This is a simple act but one with massive impact! The Prophet peace be upon him, would kiss his wife before leaving for prayers. [6] Positive dispositions induce positivity in the atmosphere.

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      Play games with her: the Prophet’s wife ‘Ayesha said that she accompanied the Prophet on a certain journey. At that time she was a mere girl and was neither fat nor bulky. The Prophet asked the people to move on, and they marched ahead. Then the Prophet said to her, “Come on, let us have a race!” ‘A’ishah says that she ran and remained ahead of him. The Prophet kept quiet for some time. Later on when ‘Ayesha had forgotton the previous incident and gained weight, again she accompanied the Prophet on some journey. The Prophet again asked the people to march ahead, and they moved ahead. Then the Prophet again asked her to have a race with him. This time the Prophet raced ahead of her and she lagged behind. Now the Prophet laughed and said, “This is in reply to my previous defeat.” [7]