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The Seven Under Allah’s Shade

By: Jamaal Diwan


The hadith (saying of the Prophet) of the seven who are in Allah’s shade, subhanahu wa ta’ala (exalted is He), on the Day of Judgment gives us guidance as to important milestones and markers for our spiritual development. These are goals that should be sought in one’s development.

The Prophet ﷺ said:

There are seven whom Allah will shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to the mosques; two men who love each other for Allah’s sake, meeting for that and parting upon that; a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position [for illegal intercourse], but he says: ‘I fear Allah’, a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity; and a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.

So there are seven things mentioned in this hadith:

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How to be a VIP on the Day of Judgment


Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said,

“Allah will cover seven people with His shade, on the Day when there will be no shade but His: a just ruler, a youth who has grown up in the worship of Allah, a man whose heart is attached to the mosques, two persons who love each other only for Allah’s sake and they meet and part in Allah’s cause only, a man who refuses the call of a beautiful and influential woman for illicit relation with her and says: I am afraid of Allah, a man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given, and a person who remembers Allah while he is alone and his eyes are flooded with tears.” (Al-Bukhari)

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“I’m Afraid To Have A Son”


By: Basheer Jones

“I’m afraid to have a son.”

As I stood at the place where 18-year-old Michael Brown took his last breath, shot six times by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, despite being unarmed, these were the words said by a young African-American woman.

“I’m afraid to birth a son who could possibly be a victim of police brutality.”

As she spoke, tears streamed down her face. All I could do was hug her. I couldn’t comfort her by saying that she doesn’t have to worry, because history doesn’t show that. According to a study conducted by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, an organization that promotes self-determination in our community, police officers, security guards or self-appointed vigilantes killed at least 313 African Americans in 2012.

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By: Muhammad Wajid Akhter


The hands are up, the tears flow and the “Ameens!” vibrate around the room. “Oh Allah, save the people of Gaza! Oh Allah help them! Oh Allah protect them!” the imam continues to beseech fervently. This was a scene played out in practically every mosque in the world this Ramadan. And last Ramadan. And the Ramadan before that.


And yet, when we get home and turn on the TV – more deaths, more heartbreak and more injustice. Every single time. In fact, each time – things seem to be getting worse.

So what is going on? How come our duaas are not answered?

There is a possibility that we are being impatient and that maybe Allah is accepting our duaas and fervent prayers, but He is doing so in ways that we cannot see or understand. Maybe Allah is helping us and the situation would have been so much worse otherwise. Perhaps.

Or maybe, just maybe – He is not answering our prayers because there is something fundamentally wrong with us. The thought should chill us to the bone. Here are a few reasons why this might be the case:

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Gaza’s Christians and Muslims grow closer in defiance of Israeli attacks

Solidarity between the Christian minority and Muslim majority is growing in Gaza as both suffer under the Israeli offensive, with churches sheltering all religions and prayers being offered up on all sides

aa_picture_20140728_2905878_webMourners gather at the funeral of Palestinian Christian Jalila Ayyad (AA)

By: Mohammed Omer


GAZA CITY – Without prior warning, an Israeli missile hit the house of the Ayyad family last Saturday. The Ayyads, who are Christian, were the first family among the tiny minority in Gaza to be targeted since the offensive began three weeks ago.

The Ayyad’s home was severely damaged. Furniture was ruined and family belongings such as children’s toys were strewn everywhere as a result of the missile’s impact. But naturally the human cost was much greater.

Jalila Ayyad was known among the people of Gaza as a woman that had nothing to do with any militia groups.  “We are a Christian minority and have no links to Hamas or Fatah – we keep to ourselves and avoid problems,” says Fouad Ayyad, Jalila’s nephew.

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Just as the rainbow appears after the rain & day follows night, your tears will dry & the sunshine will return to your face.

gb copy Just as the rainbow appears after the rain & day follows night, your tears will dry & the sunshine will return to your face.
es copy Así como el arco iris aparece después de la lluvia y el día sigue a la noche, sus lágrimas se secarán y el sol volverá a su cara.
nl copy Net als de regenboog verschijnt na de regen en dag volgt nacht, zal je tranen drogen en de zon zal terugkeren naar je gezicht.
fr copy Tout comme l’arc en ciel apparaît après la pluie et le jour succède à la nuit, tes larmes sécheront et le soleil sera de retour à votre visage.
de copy So wie der Regenbogen erscheint nach dem regen Tag & Nacht folgt, wird Ihre Tränen zu trocknen und die Sonne wird zu Ihrem Gesicht zurück.
CN67867 Zhèngrú cǎihóng chūxiàn de jiàngyǔ hé rìyè zhīhòu, nǐ de yǎnlèi huì gàn hé yángguāng jiāng fǎnhuí dào nǐ de liǎn.
Sweden Precis som regnbågen visas efter regnet och dag följer natt, kommer dina tårar torka och solen kommer tillbaka till ditt ansikte.
rus7897 Tak zhe, kak poyavlyayetsya posle dozhdya i den’ smenyayet noch’ raduga , vashi slezy vysokhnut i solntse vernetsya v vashem litse.
4523turkey Yağmur ve gün geceyi takip sonra gökkuşağı görünür gibi, gözyaşların kurur ve güneş yüzünü dönecektir.
images Proprio come l’arcobaleno appare dopo la pioggia e il giorno segue la notte, le tue lacrime si asciugheranno e il sole tornerà al vostro viso.
indonesiaID Sama seperti pelangi muncul setelah hujan & hari berikut malam, air mata Anda akan kering & sinar matahari akan kembali ke wajah Anda.

After a thousand tears of joy at committing sin, a single tear of sincere repentance washes it all.

gb copy After a thousand tears of joy at committing sin, a single tear of sincere repentance washes it all.
es copy Después de un millar de lágrimas de alegría a cometer pecado, una lágrima de arrepentimiento sincero lava todo.
nl copy Na duizend tranen van vreugde bij het ​​plegen van de zonde, een enkele traan van oprecht berouw wast het allemaal.
fr copy Après mille larmes de joie à commettre un péché, une larme de repentir sincère lave tout.
de copy Nach tausend Tränen der Freude in Sünde zu begehen, eine einzelne Träne von aufrichtiger Reue wäscht sie alle.
CN67867 Jīngguòle yīqiān xǐyuè de lèishuǐ zài fàn xià zuìniè, zhēnchéng huǐgǎi de yīdī yǎnlèi xǐle yīqiè.
Sweden Efter tusen glädjetårar vid begå synd, en enda tår av uppriktig ånger tvättar allt.
rus7897 Posle tysyachi slezami radosti na soversheniye grekha, ni odnoy slezy iskrennego pokayaniya moyet vse eto.
4523turkey Günah işlemekten de sevinç bin gözyaşı sonra, samimi tövbe bir tek gözyaşı hepsini yıkar.
images Dopo mille lacrime di gioia a commettere il peccato, una sola lacrima di pentimento sincero lava tutto.
indonesiaID Setelah seribu air mata kebahagiaan di berbuat dosa, setetes air mata pertobatan yang tulus mencuci semuanya.

Crying is actually very healthy (IMAGE)


Pain makes you stronger. Tears make you braver.

gb copy Pain makes you stronger. Tears make you braver.
es copy El dolor te hace más fuerte. Las lágrimas te hacen más valiente.
nl copy Pijn maakt je sterker. Tranen maken je moediger.
fr copy La douleur vous rend plus fort. Les larmes vous font plus courageux.
de copy Schmerz macht dich stärker. Tränen machen Sie mutiger.
CN67867 Téngtòng ràng nǐ gèngjiā jiānqiáng. Yǎnlèi shǐ nǐ gèng yǒnggǎn.
Sweden Smärta gör dig starkare. Tårar gör dig modigare.
rus7897 Bol’ delayet tebya sil’neye . Slezy sdelat’ vas khrabreye.
4523turkey Ağrı sizi güçlü kılar. Gözyaşları Eğer cesur olun.
images Il dolore ti rende più forte. Le lacrime ti fanno più coraggioso.
indonesiaID Nyeri membuat Anda lebih kuat. Air mata membuat Anda berani.