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

21.9.12

Hate-No More

I am tired of people abusing openly at social network sites. and they don't even pause for a lady. they have apparently brought down all walls. The civility which was attached to 'educated' is nowhere to be seen. The degrees and job descriptions written after your name on these sites are of no importance if one checks out your tweets and the things you say-even to ladies. This is audacious. I was plainly shocked when I read that tweet. My eyes physically hurt when I read something like this. And it was ReTweeted-meaning forwarded to others. Lord. What an age. I was thinking about un-following all the people who used hate as their weapon but than I realized I will be following very few. If this is freedom of expression than God forbid we are better without it. 

Though I am enraged and want to say more but ending it on few quotations IF 'they' would just try to listen.

"And if two factions among the believers should fight, then make settlement between the two. But if one of them oppresses the other, then fight against the one that oppresses until it returns to the ordinance of Allah. And if it returns, then make settlement between them in justice and act justly. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly." Al-Quran [49:9]

Bhittai says: "Stop before firing your arrow on me. I am You! You may hurt yourself!"

(Please please think before you say something. There's enough hate in this world. We don't need more.) 

20.9.12

Do Not Bind Your Hand

And as for man, when his Lord tries him and [thus] is generous to him and favors him, he says, "My Lord has honored me." [89:15]

But when He tries him and restricts his provision, he says, "My Lord has humiliated me." [89:16]

No! But you do not honor the orphan [89:17]

And you do not encourage one another to feed the poor [89:18]

And you consume inheritance, devouring [it] altogether, [89:19]

And you love wealth with immense love. [89:20]

19.9.12

Spend Spend Spend*

This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah -Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them, [2:1-2]

and spend out of that in which He has made you successors. For those who have believed among you and spent, there will be a great reward. [57:7]

Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He will multiply it for him and he will have a noble reward? [57:11]

"Do not withold your money or else Allah will withold His blessings from you. Spend in (Allah's cause) as much as you can." [Sahih Bukhari]



*In Allah's cause. :) 

12.9.12

Meetings And Miracles


(Prepared with Mr. Akhtar Wasim from http://mypageonweb.blogspot.com/)


They say we get parents by fate but choose our friends for ourselves. But sometimes we don't even get to choose and Allah materialize special people in our lives 'just like that'. Most beautiful people we hadn't realized, until then, living oceans apart yet in our hearts. 

Meeting is an eternal desire of man. Even the beauty, bounty and serenity of paradise were not enough for Adam to live in bliss, peace and happiness alone, he missed something, he didn't know what, but Allah knew, so he was given the companion, Eve.

We need the others always in the times of bliss or in times of tremor because that other works as our mirror, and we love to see mirror. Maulana Rumi says: "for every Jacob there is a Joseph somewhere whose fragrance assures him that the meeting time is not that far away. And for each of us there is a Joseph waiting to meet us, to make our life meaningful."





The Creator always Knew that humans live and thrive in association so from Eternity they were subjected to this, and it is narrated in beautiful tradition (hadith) of Holy Prophet that:

"There were large flocks of spirits, who loved each other in the Eternity and so they are Friends in this World too. And those who weren't familiar with others There, lived in oblivion of them Here as well." (From Bukhari) 

Further, in the opening chapter of Quran Al-Fatiah, the entire humanity prays together that it be shown the right path, this is extremely significant because when we pray we are alone but here we are not praying as 'me' but as 'us'. This shows that spiritually we are always bounded with the others for their well being like flocks in eternity which is so beautifully mentioned in the hadith of Holy Prophet. 


"Our world that is before our eyes is not the only world. There are many other worlds. When we stand to say our prayers, right in the beginning reciting Surah Fateha, we acknowledge the existence of all other worlds though we are not aware of their laws and principles." (Col. Retired Ashfaq Hussein)


Entrance


Whoever you are: step out of doors tonight,
Out of the room that lets you feel secure.
Infinity is open to your sight.
Whoever you are.
With eyes that have forgotten how to see
From viewing things already too well-known,
Lift up into the dark a huge, black tree
And put it in the heavens: tall, alone.
And you have made the world and all you see.
It ripens like the words still in your mouth.
And when at last you comprehend its truth,
Then close your eyes and gently set it free.

--Dana Gioia

"In their seeking, madness and wisdom are one and the same. On the path of Love friend and stranger are one and the same." Maulana Rumi






(For cherie, Connie L. Nash who inspired this post.)