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

31.5.11

Khaak-e-Pur-Israar

khiradmandun se kia puchun k meri ibteda kia hai
keh mein is fikar mein rehta hun, meri inteha kia
hai! (Iqbal)

I showed my cousin a piece on Mohammad bin Qasim and told him(actually emphasized over the fact)that he conquered Sindh when he was just 17 years old. My little cousin just stared at me in wonder; disbelief was dancing clearly in his eyes. His smile told me that I had to be lying. It made me smile.

I know what he must be thinking. 17 seems too young of an age to accomplish such a huge feat. What I wanted to tell him was that such actions are possible from only a Muslim. Islam has the ability to create this kind of a superhuman who can do everything. Islam has the characteristic of building in you a strong devotion, sense of submission and slavery to Allaah Ta'ala. When he said 'La ilaha ilaallaah', the "LA" in the kalma erased its self and Allaah become everything. There's nothing in exchange to Allaah or Rasul Allaah sallallahu alaehi wasallam. For a Believer their word is the last word. If there's a command from Allaah SWT or sunnah of Rasul Allaah sallallahu alehi wasallam, the Believer will search for all the means to work on it without taking in account of his own difficulties. And it is from here that the possibility of a Muslim being a superhuman starts. There are no limits for his energies. He has infinite resources because the main purpose for him is the ‘raza’ of Allaah SWT so he will go for any option (halaal) to please him. In this way he makes everything possible for himself. There's nothing impossible, no boundary in his life, as in, he can surmount any moral, physical, spiritual task for the sake of Allaah SWT.

is zarrey ko rehti hai wus'at ki hawas her dum
ye zarra nahi, shayad simta hua sehra hai! (Iqbal)

Take Hazrat Ibraheem A.S. for instance. He jumped into fire because he believed Allaah SWT will save him and indeed he was saved. Allaah ordered fire;

"Ay aag Ibrahim pe thandi ho ja or salamti ban ja"

He left his native land and migrated to another for Allaah. When he was blessed with a son, he was ordered to leave his wife and son at a certain place, and that certain place was the Desert of Makkah. He left them there alone with no one to watch over them but Allaah, but then who needs a watch other than Allaah's!!

Then he dreams that he's sacrificing his own son, he goes to his son and relates to him his dream. Check out the response of another believer.

"Aap mjhe sabir or shakir payengy"



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"Cover your eyes with a cloth so that while sacrificing you don’t have pity on me and your hands don’t shake"

Do you see any limit to their actions. They are happy by obliging to Allaah's desire. And Allaah SWT the most merciful had another plan. He just wanted to check their level of submission to Him and so He sent a lamb in place of Hazrat Ismail. All praise to be Allaah! Hazrat Ibrahim was then called ‘KHALEEL UL ALLAAH’ "Allaah's friend" lucky him, no??

My narration can be waived off by arguing that he was a prophet and prophets are special people. They are expected to act this way, then what about Sahaba Ikram razi Allaahu ta'ala unhum? They were ordinary people but the most righteous after Ambiya Alaehi As Salaam. Allaah SWT in Quran so many times says:



"Allaah in se razi or ye Allaah se razi"

They also accomplished many superhuman acts in their lives. Every Sahaba(RA) was a beautiful projection of their Leader, Hazrat Mohammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They were the people who "Samy'na wa Ata'na" "we listened and we obeyed" was their condition. (Al-Quran)





When ruling on prohibition of alcohol came, the utensils filled with wine were broken at once, without any reluctance. When Allaah and His Rasul Sallallahu alayhi wasallam called them for jihad then history tells us that 313 men staggered the fully equipped army of 1000 Mushrikeen. In the conquest of Rome, 10,000 Muslims fought and had victory over 100,000 great army of Romans. Can anyone imagine that competition? For 1 Muslim soldier there were 10 Roman soldiers. Think about the situation. Try to comprehend the power of Muslims, their Imaan.

aayin-e-jawan mardi haq goyi-o-bebaki
Allaah k sheyron ko ati nahi rubahi! (Iqbal)

They were the best of people ever found on Earth. The most honest, selfless, trustworthy, pious, gallant and awesome men!! And why should they not be. They were the followers of a person about whom the most respectable on Earth, Quran says:



"Innaka la'ala khuluqin azeem"


"Beshak Aap(sallallahu alyhi wasallam is of best character"

Hazrat Mohammad sallallahu alaehi wasallam. May many many many peace and blessings be on him!

So now it will not be surprising for you that a 17 year old boy conquered a totally unknown land in a brief period, was madly loved by natives and ruled it justly. It is possible because he is their off-spring.

momin k jahan ki had nahi hai
momin ka muqam her kahin hai!
(Iqbal)

29.5.11

Salaat In Masjid

Many of the People of the Scripture wish they could turn you back to disbelief after you have believed, out of envy from themselves [even] after the truth has become clear to them. So pardon and overlook until Allah delivers His command. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent.----And who are more unjust than those who prevent the name of Allah from being mentioned in His mosques and strive toward their destruction. It is not for them to enter them except in fear. For them in this world is disgrace, and they will have in the Hereafter a great punishment." Al-Baqarah, ayah 109 and 114)
In this ayah, Allaah intimates Muslims that the Jews and Christians are jealous of you.(keep one thing in mind that they were envious of Muslims of the time, whose Imaan was like rock. They are not envious of us lot who are worst of our kind) They envy you, your ‘Imaan’ and your readiness to accept Islam. They were given the same opportunity. Allaah sent His Ambiya Alayhis Salaam and His books to them but they killed most of those Ambiya mercilessly and tampered their books, two heinous crimes against Allaah. On the other side Sahaba ikram razi Allaahu ta'ala anhum embraced both Allaah's Rasul sallallahu aleyhi wasallam and His book,the Quran with an open heart. They followed Rasul Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in every aspect. Wherever Rasul (S.A.W) took them they followed willingly and after Rasul sallallahu alayhi wasallam they perserved his teachings and the Quran. So they(Jews and Christians) want to bring you off the track. They want to take away your Imaan at all cost, through every possible mean. And in doing so they don't mean any good for you as they show, they are so ferocious in their jealousy that it boils in their blood and they show it(envy) many times.(Ma'rif ul Quran)

After this disclosure, Allaah ta'ala knew that Muslims will be enraged and so He calms them down and advises them to keep doing what they are ordered to do. Soon there will be a ruling (which is a general rule in nature for such activities, i.e- qital and jizya) for their activities.(Ma'rif ul Quran)




In the next ayah, Allaah ta'ala then relates one of Jews's and Christians's scheme of taking them as far as possible from their religion, they work to keep Muslims away from Masajid’s. Allaah ta'ala gives an example; in Hazrat Mohammad sallallahu alyhi wasallam's time they kept him and Sahaba ikram RA from Masjid-e-Haraam and from performing Hajj. Rasul Allaah and Sahaba ikram RA had come all the way from Medinah with their sacrificing animals all prepared to perform hajj. But they were forced to return without performing Hajj(at that time many Sahaba especially Hazrat Umar RA was very very sad and enraged but Rasul Allaah cooled him down). (Ma'rif ul Quran)




That was the example from past. This scheme is still carried out in present times. They are blasting bombs in our masajid’s especially in Friday congregations, to keep the Muslims away from performing salaat in the most desired way. They want to scare away Muslims from going to a Masjid by creating terror and building fear of death but they are wrong. They can't frighten us with the dread of death. Being a Muslim we have firm belief that death comes at its own time and we can't run away from it, be it in a Masjid bomb blast or at home. Besides, what could be better then dying for Allaah and what more in Allaa’s very own home! And, it is not (shayan-e-shaan) be-fitting for a Muslim to show cowardice.

What has to come, will come. And when it does, we'll have to face it.

A note to Muslim brothers: Please try your best to perform each of your salaat in a masjid. Allaah ta'ala loves that particular namaz which is performed in a masjid. And think about it, it is such a great act and blessing that Jews and Christians are scheming for hundreds of years to keep us away from masjid’s. What is it in performing a salaat in a masjid that they are so much against it? Think about it.

19.5.11

FUNNY HUMANS


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فَأْتِيَا فِرْعَوْنَ فَقُولَا إِنَّا رَسُولُ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ﴿١٦
surah Shua'raaa)(قَالَ رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا ۖ إِن كُنتُم مُّوقِنِينَ (24


Go to Pharaoh and say, 'We are the messengers of the Lord of the worlds, -----[Moses] said, "The Lord of the heavens and earth and that between them, if you should be convinced."




These ayah made me think that its a nature's joke. Firoun is reminding Hazrat Moosa A.S.of his blessings on him. He took care of him when he was young. Provided all necessary things which are needed for an infant's upbringing. He was brought up in his palace under special attention and no doubt Firoun and his wife gave Hazrat Moosa all their love and care. He reminds him how Hazrat Moosa had committed a mistake and Firoun had overlooked it. Allaah ta'ala after giving Hazrat Moosa prophethood asked him to go to Firoun and ask him whether he comes to right path or allows "Bani Israel" to go with Hazrat Moosa A.S. away from Firoun's tenacy. When Hazrat Moosa A.S. went to Firoun with Allaah's message Firoun was angry that he wass standing against him. After all that benevolence, the result is rebellion!! This was the part where I wanted to laugh at Firoun. And I thought, look who's talking. Imagine the situation; he's reminding Hazrat Moosa of his being a blessed guardian when in fact he is the one who forgot his Guardian. Who created him from nothing. First he was just a clot of blood, from that he was made a grown man. And yet he's denying the One so Powerful, Exalted. The Rab-bul-Aalaameen. Whose authority is like He says "KUN" "Be done" and it is "FAYA-KOON" "done" Firoun is challenging Allaah ta'ala. He claimed that he's the god (Allaah forbid), he asked people to prostrate in front of him. Why did he forget his status. And he is calling Hazrat Moosa a thankless person! Absurd!! Doesn't it sound funny?









Didn't Firoun think that like he's angry on Hazrat Moosa's thanklessness(in his idea), after all he did for him, likewise Allaah ta'ala is angered on his actions , his proud nature. Like Firoun poses himself as god. Whose god? what he is capable of? He didn't even create himself. What can Firoun do? He is as powerless and insignificant in front of Allaah as any other ordinary peasant in his rule for him and yet he forgets, he forgets and he is proud of it. How dare he!! Allaah ta'ala is the one who is the Owner of all easts and wests. He owns every single grain, every minuscule particle of sand and even of things smaller then that. Firoun is the rebellion and not Hazrat Moosa. Hazrat Moosa is in fact a thankful, obedient slave of Allaah.







فَأَخَذَهُ اللَّـهُ نَكَالَ الْآخِرَةِ وَالْأُولَىٰ ﴿٢٥﴾ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَعِبْرَةً لِّمَن يَخْشَىٰ
(surah Naazi'aat)

So Allah seized him in exemplary punishment for the last and the first [transgression)(25)-Indeed in that is a warning for whoever would fear [Allah]. (26)

2.5.11

KHOL ANKH

Written by Sarah Saqib and Noor-e-Hira










"Thus, have We made of you an Ummat justly balanced, that ye might be witnesses over the nations, and the Messenger a witness over yourselves;" (Surah Al-Baqarah-ayat 143)


This ayat relates one of the distinctive virtue of Ummat-e-Mohammadiya(Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Alehi) that, its a temperate Ummat. Allaah bestowed us with Noblest Qiblaa likewise He gave us the excellence of being moderate in all aspects. Due to this proficient attribute, when on Judgement Day, all other Ummats will deny the fact that any Prophets, Apostles and Book waere sent to them; we the Ummat-e-Mohammadiya will testify that Prophets and Apostles were not only sent to them but also they delivered Allaah's teachings to them and did all that was in thier power to bring their people to right path. The rival Ummats will argue back 'how can they(Ummat-e-Mohammadiya) testify against us when they were not even present in our time. How come their testimony is given preference over ours.' We(Ummat-e-Mohammadiya) will reject their arguement by saying that 'no doubt we were not present in their times but their events and incidents were related to us by a Noble Prophet and Allaah's Book(Quran) which is without any inspection is highly respectable and prestigious for us. Therefore, our testimony is rightly justified.' At that moment Hazrat Mohammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam will come forward and will comfirm their(his Ummat's) testimony to be rightful. And he'll say that yes, they came to know these events through me and The Book(Quran) which was revealed to me.



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do you realize its us. we are there infront of Allaah to testify other ambiya. Allaah tala is giving us precedence over other aqwam. Hazrat Mohammad saww will ratify our testimony. This is our place, our true muqaam. We have the upper hand. Please wake up and realize your worth. Everything is inferior against this scenario. This world and its luxuries are nothing for what lies there. We are mentioned in Quraan. We are called temperate people, we are given not one not two but three great blessings. In arabic wasata is used for something superior and this word is used for us. We are khairul ummat. What else do we want? What else do we need? isn't it enough for a group of people not only be mentioned by a superior authority but also be blessed! And in our case its Allaah tal the most supreme and divine. the Sovereign, Exalted! and Hazrat Mohammad saww the most complete human being ever!! We should realize the importance of our position and raise our level so that we can truly become that most eminent ummah of all!



kabhe aye naujawan muslim!tadabbur bhe kia tuny?
wo kia girdoun tha, tu jis ka hai ek tuta hua tara?


(it is translated from Marf-ul-Quran)