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Is Love A Crime?



By: Zaynub Zafar

As innocent as this emotion sounds, can sometimes prove truly fatal – both to our spiritual and physical well being. What exactly does it mean to be in ; where are we going wrong with it, what is it by definition and why are we confusing it with other emotions, what are its dangers and repercussions and how do we deal with them – find out the answers below.

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The Correct Words: To Prevent The Evil-Eye



بـسـم  الله  والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول  الله، وبـعـد
Taken from the book of Shaikh Maaher bin Dhaafer al-Qahtaanee حفظه الله :
رفع الغين عن بيان بدعية قول ما شاء الله لدفع العين

The reality of evil-eye:

The evil-eye is real and there is no difference between the scholars of Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jamaa`ah that the affliction by the evil eye is real and its existence proven.

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What Causes Winds


Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): I heard the Messenger of Allah saying: “The wind is a blessing of Allah. Sometimes it brings His mercy and sometimes it brings His chastisement. When you experience it, do not revile it but beg of Allah its good, and seek Allah’s refuge against its evil.

[Abu Dawud – Riyad us Saliheen Chapter 323, 1728]

info-pictogram1 Wind is caused by differences in atmospheric pressure created, in large part, by the unequal heating of the earth’s surface by the sun. Air moves from a region of higher pressure to one of lower pressure and this movement is wind. Any difference in pressure will cause wind, but the greater the difference the stronger the wind.

The direction that wind takes is influenced by the rotation of the earth. On a nonrotating earth wind would move in a straight path from a high- to a low-pressure area. It is deflected from this path—to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern—by the turning of the earth on its axis.

Local winds—those that affect a comparatively small area—are often caused by heat transferred by convection. Direct radiation from the sun does little to heat the air. It is warmed chiefly by heat radiated from the earth. Intense local heating of the land causes air directly above to become greatly heated and to expand. As a result, some of the air aloft flows away, lowering the pressure over the heated area and increasing the pressure around it. The cooler, heavier air near the earth then flows to the heated area.

In mountainous areas, winds tend to blow uphill during the day because the mountainside is heated more than the valley below it. At night, when the mountainside cools, the wind blows downhill. In summer, breezes tend to blow from oceans or large lakes to the warmer land during the day. They blow from the land at night, when the land cools.

Sometimes you have to experience the bad, so that you can learn to appreciate the good things that enter your life.

gb copy Sometimes you have to experience the bad, so that you can learn to appreciate the good things that enter your life.
es copy A veces usted tiene que experimentar lo malo, para que pueda aprender a apreciar las cosas buenas que entran en su vida.
nl copy Soms moet je de slechte ervaring, zodat je kunt leren om de goede dingen die je leven in te gaan waarderen.
fr copy Parfois, vous avez l’expérience de la mauvaise, de sorte que vous pouvez apprendre à apprécier les bonnes choses qui entrent dans votre vie.
de copy Manchmal muss man die schlechten zu erleben, so dass Sie lernen können, die guten Dinge, die Ihr Leben geben zu schätzen wissen.
CN67867 Yǒu shíhou, nǐ bìxū yào jīnglì de zāogāo, ràng nǐ kěyǐ xuéhuì xīnshǎng shì jìnrù nǐ de shēnghuó de hǎo dōngxi.
Sweden Ibland måste man uppleva de dåliga, så att du kan lära dig att uppskatta de bra saker som kommer in i ditt liv.
rus7897 Inogda vy dolzhny ispytat’ plokhoye, tak chto vy mozhete nauchit’sya tsenit’ to khorosheye, chto voyti v vashu zhizn.
4523turkey Eğer hayatınızı girmek iyi şeyler takdir öğrenebilirsiniz böylece bazen, kötü yaşamak zorunda.
images A volte è necessario sperimentare il male, in modo che si può imparare ad apprezzare le cose buone che entrano nella vostra vita.
indonesiaID Kadang-kadang Anda harus mengalami yang buruk, sehingga Anda dapat belajar untuk menghargai hal-hal baik yang memasuki kehidupan Anda.

Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing, some people are not even worth your words.

gb copy Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing, some people are not even worth your words.
es copy A veces la mejor cosa que decir nada, algunas personas no son siquiera vale la pena sus palabras.
nl copy Soms is de beste ding om te zeggen niets, sommige mensen zijn niet eens de moeite waard uw woorden.
fr copy Parfois, la meilleure chose à dire, c’est rien, certaines personnes ne valent même pas vos mots.
de copy Manchmal ist das Beste, was zu sagen ist nichts, manche Leute sind nicht einmal wert, deine Worte.
CN67867 有時候說的最好的事情是什麼,有些人是不值得你的話。
Sweden Ibland är det bästa man kan säga är ingenting, en del människor är inte ens värda dina ord.
rus7897 Иногда лучшее, что можно сказать, нет ничего, что некоторые люди даже не стоит ваши слова.
4523turkey Bazen söylemek en iyi şey, bazı insanlar bile senin sözlerin değer değildir, hiçbir şey.
images A volte la cosa migliore da dire è niente, alcune persone non sono neanche la pena tue parole.
indonesiaID Kadang-kadang hal terbaik untuk mengatakan apa-apa, beberapa orang bahkan tidak layak kata-kata Anda.

Where to Find Inspiration


You might have already gone through the phase where you feel depressed, empty or lonely and it starts to become a problem because you don’t know how to or where to get rid of these feelings. Some people may be going through this phase now and don’t know how to find any inspiration or motivation to do anything. Sometimes it becomes so hectic and frustrating that you keep all these feelings bottled up (PLEASE DON’T DO THAT) inside yourself and your heart starts throbbing. You don’t know who to talk to because it feels like all the advice you are getting you may have already heard or it is not relatable.

Today, in the digital age you meet people on social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook and other online forums) where you start to feel like you are being understood. Lately, I have been getting a lot of friends on Twitter suggesting these accounts I should follow because these people are so inspirational (which they are) and because they say things in such a simple manner that help them get through the day. So, the time came when I sat down with a hot cup of tea and I went through these accounts to find out what makes these people so inspirational and different from other accounts. I was enjoying what I was reading because I learnt a lot but one thing I didn’t find as much as I was hoping for – inspiration.

Now, you might think ‘why do you not find this account inspirational?’ It ticks all the boxes. They are quotes from the Quran, Hadith, originality and constant reminders of Islam. I won’t lie, these accounts are amazing and may Allah bless these individuals with everything they deserve. The reason why I didn’t find these people inspirational is because when I read text, there is a difference between a text coming from the heart and text just being written. For example, when I read a verse from the Quran it either makes me cry, think or open my mind or all of them at once. Whilst going through these accounts nothing touched my heart or made me say ‘oh wow! Yes!’ or even make me nod my head in 100% agreement.

However, there are some accounts that I love so much because through their thoughts, I can feel that there is a person behind a computer screen who is typing all these heart-warming reminders and texts. I admire these accounts that I always go on their account because I know I will either learn something, remember something or find a source for inspiration. I feel that there will always be something that will trace my steps back to the Quran and Hadith. But, have you ever asked yourself where these people get their inspiration from? Where are these people getting all this knowledge from? When someone posts an Islamic reminder or a quote from the Quran, we read it and smile but do we ever go and read the Quran or Hadith and learn ourselves what Allah has written. What made this person tweet or post this? Haveyou ever gone through the extra effort to go and research on the information these people have posted? Ask yourselves, are these people inspirational or is the information they are posting inspirational? Because at the end of the day all these quotes are from the Quran and Hadith.

Don’t limit yourself to online social networking websites. Go and be the person where people come to you for inspiration and you can direct them to the source of your inspiration so that they can pass this knowledge on to others. Do this so that people go to the Quran and Hadith and solidify their knowledge. Do this so that these tweets and posts are more than just words but are the worlds of Allah (I am talking about when people post Quranic text and Hadith). My point here is that question yourself and go ask these people where they get this knowledge from. Don’t be the robot who accepts the answer and moves on! Be a human and build your own personality! Most importantly, be a Muslim.

May Allah guide us all on to the correct path and forgive us all for any mistakes we make. Insha’Allah I pray that He gives you the things that you deserve and not desire because, after all, He knows what is best for us.

By: Afza Tabassum Qureshi


Sometimes you have to lose the battle to win the war.

gb copy Sometimes you have to lose the battle to win the war.
es copy A veces hay que perder la batalla para ganar la guerra.
nl copy Soms moet je de strijd om de oorlog te winnen verliezen.
fr copy Parfois, vous avez à perdre la bataille pour gagner la guerre.
de copy Manchmal muss man, um den Kampf, den Krieg zu gewinnen, zu verlieren.
CN67867 Yǒu shí nǐ bùdé bù shīqù zhàndòu yíngdé zhànzhēng.
Sweden Ibland måste man förlora kampen för att vinna kriget.
rus7897 Inogda vy dolzhny proigrat’ srazheniye , chtoby vyigrat’ voynu.
4523turkey Bazen savaşı kazanmak için savaşı kaybetmek zorunda.
images A volte devi perdere la battaglia per vincere la guerra.
indonesiaID Kadang-kadang Anda harus kehilangan pertempuran untuk memenangkan perang.

Sometimes the answer comes in defeat, the moment you let go, you shall find out & know.

gb copy Sometimes the answer comes in defeat, the moment you let go, you shall find out & know.
es copy A veces la respuesta viene en la derrota, el momento en que dejas ir, usted debe saber y conocer.
nl copy Soms is het antwoord komt in een nederlaag, het moment dat je loslaat, zal je erachter komen en te leren kennen.
fr copy Parfois, la réponse est dans la défaite, le moment où vous laissez aller, vous ne savoir et savoir.
de copy Manchmal kommt die Antwort in der Niederlage, der Moment, Sie gehen zu lassen, wirst du herausfinden und wissen.
CN67867 Yǒu shí, dá’àn láizì yú shīlì, nǐ fàngshǒu dì nà yīkè, nǐ huì fāxiàn yǔ rènshi.
Sweden Ibland svaret kommer i nederlag, det ögonblick du släpper, ska du ta reda på och känner.
rus7897 Иногда ответ приходит в поражении, как только вы отпустите, вы должны выяснить, и знаю.
4523turkey Bazen cevap yenilgiyle geliyor, gitmene izin an, öğrenmek ve bilmek zorundadır.
images A volte la risposta arriva nella sconfitta, il momento in cui si lascia andare, si deve scoprire e conoscere.
indonesiaID Kadang-kadang jawabannya datang dalam kekalahan, saat Anda membiarkan pergi, Anda akan menemukan & tahu.

Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.

gb copy Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.
es copy No pierda las palabras en las personas que merecen su silencio. A veces la cosa más poderosa que se puede decir nada en absoluto.
nl copy Geen woorden verspillen aan mensen die uw stilte verdienen. Soms is de meest krachtige wat je kan zeggen is helemaal niets.
fr copy Ne perdez pas de mots sur les personnes qui méritent votre silence. Parfois, la chose la plus puissante que vous pouvez dire, c’est rien du tout.
de copy Verschwenden Sie keine Wörter auf Menschen, die Ihre Ruhe verdient. Manchmal ist das Beste, was man sagen kann, ist gar nichts.
CN67867 Bùyào làngfèi de rén shuí zhídé nǐ chénmò dehuà. Yǒu shíhou, zuì qiáng dà de dōngxi, nǐ kěyǐ shuō shì shénme dōu méiyǒu.
Sweden Slösa inte ord för människor som förtjänar din tystnad. Ibland är det mest kraftfulla man kan säga är ingenting alls.
rus7897 Ne trat’te slov na lyudey, kotoryye zasluzhivayut vashe molchaniye . Inogda samyy moshchnyy , chto mozhno skazat’ nichego voobshche.
4523turkey Sessizliğini hak insanlara kelime israf etmeyin. Bazen söyleyebilirim en güçlü şey, hiç bir şey değildir.
images Non sprecare parole su persone che meritano il vostro silenzio. A volte la cosa più potente che si può dire è nulla.
indonesiaID Jangan buang kata-kata pada orang-orang yang layak keheningan Anda. Kadang-kadang hal yang paling kuat yang dapat Anda katakan adalah apa-apa.