ALLAH does not change the state of people, until they change it themselves

28.4.11

Come to Falaah

Do not be a part of spreading of evil. Like good completes its full circle, evil does the same. It returns back to its origin, from where it had started. Doesn't it sound scary that one day an evil deed or saying will come back to us. haunt us, punish us for what we had done! And think of akhirah, the judgement day! It is said that; every person will have to carry their own weight of deeds.(Al-Baqarah)


Nobody will get rid of their bad deeds, nobody there will carry it for you. The more bad you did in this world the heavier will be your sack of deeds. The more you did good here in the world the lighter it will be. It is also said that like if
someone does a good deed and it goes on in a chain, and until it is alive the reward will be given to the person who started it and other persons who continued it. Likewise it is for evil. Until that evil is alive, the originator, the person who started it, will be punished until then, people who participated in it and continued it will be as well. Like I listened to a song and I told my friend to listen to it its cool. I became part of that gunaah and every time she listens to it, I will be also charged with its punishment because I recommended it to her.

So imagine, in akhirah there will be the burden of our evil deeds and it will be doubled cuz it was continued ahead and we were responsible for this. Imagine that helplessness, regret, sadness, anger on people that why did they continue it. And there will be no going back. No erasing our mistakes. No pardon. We'll have to live with our burden and others burden on us forever. forever and ever ever.
Burning in that fire. Then healed, then burned again. Nobody will listen to our cries and it will be just because we wanted to 'enjoy' the life. We were 'chilling' 'sharing the fun' where is the fun now? Who is gonna help us?! the people who asked us to create different things for the sake of fun, will run away from us.(Surah Qaaf) They will say they are not responsible for us.

Be a part of Falaah. Be a part of light. Be a part of good. Which remains through and through. There is no end to its rewards. Be a fountain of "bhalai" which is always yielding one thing. Which is always giving away cool water in hot summers. Be a part of Allaah's plan. Do not go against Him. There's nothing in this world or universe and even beyond it that's against Him. Nothing exists without Him. Where can we run from Him? He encompasses us. Wherever we face. Wherever we don't. He's in the air we breathe in. He runs in our veins. Each and every heartbeat, even if we don't realize it or forget Him. Could we escape someone who is within us? So why even try to go beyond Him and disobey Him? Be a piece of falaah. Goodness, brightness. He'll take you in His hands. He'll not leave you. Ever!


And one more thing; do not consider any gunaah small. Gunaah is gunaah. Even it is gunaah that you consider a certain gunaah a smallest gunaah. Cuz, small gunaah together makes up huge ones. Like lying is bad but if you lie in the name of
ALLaah or Ambiya that's gunaahe kabeera. Like to take someone's money illegally is gunaah but if you take an orphan's money and spend it all, its called in Quran as "Hooban Kabeera"(strong evil deed)(Surah Nisa). Each small gunaah leads to a bigger gunaah. So never say 'ismein kia hai. its nothing.' On judgement day not a single minuscule particle of sand like deed will be neglected. each and everything will be weighed.(Surah Zilzaal) What if Allaah forbid we go to hell because of that tiniest gunaah?


PS: Just like these two; evil and good, complete their circle, humans do too. Humans came from Allaah and they return back to Him. Now its our choice either we submit ourselves willingly to Him or we are being dragged to Him when we die. Whatever the case we return back to from where we came. And that person is an ultimate foolish who forgets his roots..

23.4.11

Imaad-Ud-Din-A Heart Rending End


He knew from his experience in Sind how eager the Indian masses were to enjoy the good life promised by Islam. But events at home were taking a sad turn. The hey day of young hero was rapidly drawing to a close. His career of conquest was going to cut short.

All was ready for a march in the heart of Hindustan when the news of Hajjaj's death reached to Sind. The news made Mohammad very very sad. Hajjaj was his uncle and father-in-law. But he was much more to him than just this. It was he who had given him a chance to show his rare abilities. Again it was Hajjaj to whom he turned for advice throughout the campaign.

Walid thought that the success in Sind was solely due to Hajjaj. Now that Hajjaj was no more, the Caliph thought it was wise to call a halt in Sind. He knew almost nothing about the monumental talents of young Conqueror of Sind. This was pretty bad for the high spirits of a conquering army. But worse things were to follow.

In the year 715 Walid died. The new Caliph Suleman was deadly against the men who were close to Walid. Hajjaj was one of these men. But Hajjaj had died before Walid's death and Suleman's hands could not reach him so his hand fell heavily on the relatives and trusted men of Hajjaj.

Suleman's actions did much harm to the cause of Islam.

Under Walid, the Muslim Empire had expanded rapidly both in the East and the West. In the east Hajjaj and Mohammad bin Qasim carried the standard of Islam to the Indus Valley. In the west Musa bin Nusair and Tariq bin Ziyad carried this standard to Spain and from there to Southern France. Under Suleman the expansion suddenly stopped. The new Caliph dismissed the able generals who had made these conquests. The only fault of these heroes was that they had been appointed by Walid.

Suleman dismissed the brave young conqueror of Sind and sent a new governor in his place. The new Caliph ordered that Mohammad bin Qasim be put in chains and sent a prisoner to Iraq.

When these orders reached to Mohammad, the young hero was all powerful in Sind. He was loved by the army and the people alike. It was easy for him o disobey the Caliph. Nobody in Sind wanted him to go. He could throw off the nominal yoke of Suleman and become an independent ruler or even he gave up the command in Sind, he could refuse to be taken a prisoner. The people of Sind almost worshipped him. He could live here as a free citizen and no one could lay hands on him.

It was open to Mohammad to do any of these things. But he was a true son of Islam. The words of the Holy Quran;

"Obey Allaah and the Apostles and those from among you who have been raised to authority."


rang in his ears. He could not disobey the command of Allaah. Silently by boldly, he carried out the Caliph's orders. He knew what fate awaited him in Iraq. But he accepted his fate with a smile. With cool courage he gave up all he had won with his sword and allowed himself to be put in chains. He thereby set a lofty example of a keen sense of duty to Allaah and to his country.

As soon as Mohammad bin Qasim reached Iraq ,Salih shut him up in the prison at Wasit. No attempt was made to bring any charges against him. To be related to late Hajjaj was the worst crime in the eyes of the men in power. But even at this dark moment, the young hero was not sorry for himself. He was only sorry for his people.

The gallant young Conqueror of Sind never came out of prison. It is not known how he met his end, but he was certainly tortured to death.

At the time of death, Mohammad was in his early twenties(just 21). His sun set long before it was even midday. History will never forgive the men who committed this act of barbarity.

Mohammad bin Qasim is undoubtedly one of the noblest sons of Islam. The most remarkable thing about him is that he combines the innocence of youth with the highest level of achievement. He was hardly seventeen when he led an army into Sind. In a little more than three years he not only conquered whole Sind but also gave it a just and good government. History has very few examples to put beside this one.

One cannot help wondering at the ready obedience of Mohammad to an unjust order of the Caliph. Had he so chosen, he could easily have saved his life and his future. For all purposes he was the ruler of the lands he had conquered. The Caliph could not remove him by force. But Mohammad chose to respect the Caliph's authority even though he knew what it meant. He prized the unity of his people more than he prized his own life.

The cool courage with which the young hero met his unjust fate is beyond praise. He understood the temper of his age and without a word of bitterness, passed through the hardest of ordeals to which a man can be subjected.

Allaah's peace and blessings be on this gallant young conqueror of Sind who so selflessly worked for the glory of Allaah!

12.4.11

Hijab And Women Of Today

Written by Noor-e-Hira and Sarah Saqib.


How ironical is that those of us who have the freedom of easily cover and protect themselves from the dirt of the society are not availing this blessing yet on the other hand those French Muslim women despite of being subjected to injustice are still determined to continue it. They are ready to suffer the worldly punishments in order to save themselves from hell fire. While these women are moving forward on "Sirat-e-Mustaqeem" we are rushing towards "Liberalism" It is ultimate foolishness; we have Allaah's Kalaam, which is in the form of strong commandments then we have the examples of Sahaba and Sahabyat who molded themselves completely to these commandments. For those who consider these examples as tales of old times which cannot be applied in "modern times" then they can have a look on these French Muslim women who are strong in belief and are ready to give away their worldly luxuries over Jannat's Prizes and are following sahabyat in true meaning. I pray that

"May Allaah protect them from all the evils and satanic way of this world and give them best and best of Jannat" Ameen

And for the likes of us, may Allaah make us the doers!

11.4.11

Lack of fear - The reason to wrong doings!

   Fear alone persuades us to take precautions against falling prey to certain things. Until we are not afraid of something we do not take measures to protect ourselves from it. Same is for Islam. How can our Namaz be filled with khush'u and khuz'u when we don't fear Allaah Ta'ala in the real manner. How can we pause even for a second while backbiting;to consider that its gunah or slandering or adultery when we don't fear the fire of Hell! Fear is important to alter one's behavior/attitude. When a huge fire is burning what sane person would dare to go near it? The fear of its huge flames will not allow us to take a single step towards it. 

    In the same way, fear of Allah, Akhrah, the day of judgement, accountability and punishment is important to stop us from committing sins. When we are in a classroom we do not usually talk or misbehave because we fear that we'll be expelled from the class, then why don't we pause when we are lying, listening to music? Are we so fearless of Hell? Or do we think that we'll not be thrown into it by committing these sins? Or the most dangerous thing; we don't believe in it like it is to be believed? The way in which Allah has explained its intensity and nature should be enough to make our skin crawl with fear and to change our course of action in a more acceptable(to Allah) way.

    Fear the day when it'll be brought into our visibility. There will be no escape from it and no going back to alter the condition. People will scream in bloodcurdling voices yet there will be no mercy that day. Allah forbid, non-believers will be thrown into it. May he bless us with Noor-Hidayah and save us from Hell. [Ameen]

IMAAD-UD-DIN

Disclaimer: This piece is copied from a book I read 5 years ago. I am sorry I can't remember its name.


"To Dear Mohammad (sallallhu alaehe wasallam) The Savior Of Mankind From Whom Flows Directly All What Is Great In Modern Life"


>Sind was the first part of the sub-continent to be lit up by the light of Islam. In the wake of this light came the freedom and equality of man. For the first time since the time began, the people of Sind knew what it meant to live on human level. People in the rest of the sub-continent were still doomed to sub-human lives. This rare good luck earned for Sind, the title of "Bab-UL-Islam" or the Gateway of Islam.

To conquer Sind, Hajjaj's choice fell upon his youthful nephew Mohammad Bin Qasim. Mohammad would no doubt would make a boy-commander, but that did not matter. There had been boy-commanders in Islam before. Usama bin Zaid was also a boy-commander, appointed by Messenger(PBUH) of Allaah himself. So Hajjaj finally made up his mind to put his son-in-law in command. The task was a difficult one. Mohammad had to march into the strange land of the Hindus, across wide desert tracts. He had to fight an enemy made over-bold by two easy victories. He was to be among alien people with whom he had nothing in common. His handful of men could be easily overwhelmed by the sheer weight of members. These and other similar considerations were enough to un-nerve even a tried general. But Mohammad was made of different stuff. He was as cool and prudent in dealing with men as he was fearless in battle. No task could be too difficult for him. With calm confidence he made over charge at Rayy and set off to Shiraz where he was to join his army. THE YOUTHFUL COMMANDER OF ISLAM WAS ON HIS WAY TO SIND.

The young conqueror of Debul showed un-heard of tolerance and kindness to the fallen foe. It was a pleasant surprise to the inhabitants of Nirun to find that their conquerors were the best of men. They were extremely kind, sympathetic and did their utmost to make the people happy. By his kind treatment Mohammad won the hearts of the people.

The people of Sehwan were glad to get rid of Bhajra. They raised shouts of joy as Mohammad bin Qasim entered the city. The youthful Arab commander was extremely nice to them. Through his kindness and justice, Mohammad was able to bring under his flag almost the whole of Sind to the west of the Indus with the exception of Debul. Nowhere did he have to use the sword. The younger general of Islam knew how to conquer men's hearts. This proved the most powerful weapon then the sword. The remarkable achievement of Mohammad bin Qasim in Sind is a landmark in Muslim history. India was the first country where Muslim conquerors had to deal with a whole nation of idolaters. Mohammad treated the Hindus with tolerance. Mohammad knew that Allaah, and not he was the real author of the victory. Jumping down from his horse, he fell on his knees and bowed his head in thanksgiving.


(In the next part we'll read how this Young Commander met his heartrending end)