Monday, October 24, 2016

Giant pages of ancient copy of Qur’an on display in Washington

Washington: Two consecutive giant pages of the Holy Qur’an are being displayed at the show “The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts,” which opened Saturday at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington.
The sprawling pages, each measuring 5 feet by 7 feet, have rows of calligraphy standing 8 to 9 inches high. They date from about 1400 and have been on long-term loan to the Smithsonian museum. The passage on display is from a chapter explaining that “signs of God and evidence of His goodness are all around,” according to Simon Rettig, assistant curator of Islamic Art.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Rejecting an Excuse

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When someone offers an excuse to his fellow Muslim and the latter does not accept it, his sin is like the crime of imposing taxes.” [Ibn Majah]

To reject someone’s excuse is basically to accuse him/her of lieing. Before you assume that someone is lieing, think about how sinful you will be if they are not lieing while you accuse them of it. If they are lieing, while you give them the benefit of the doubt, you get your reward for following the Sunnah, while they will have to face their accountability before Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).

Sunday, October 2, 2016

With Whom You Love

“A man asked the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), ‘When will the Hour be established, O Allah’s Messenger?’ The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, ‘What have you prepared for it?’ The man said, ‘I haven’t prepared for it much of Salaat (prayers) or Saum (fasts) or Sadaqa (charity), but I love Allah and His Messenger.” The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, ‘You will be with those whom you love.’” [Sahih Bukhari]

Notice that when the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was asked when the Day of Judgement would be, he asked in return ‘What have you prepared for it?’ This is because what matters is not when it will happen, but what will happen to you when it happens. Although nobody knows the exact time of its occurrence, it is sure to happen. Each and every person to have ever lived on the face of the earth will be resurrected and present on the occasion. So when it happens is immaterial. Of much greater significance is the preparation we make for it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Meaningful Words

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah likes sneezing and dislikes yawning, so if someone sneezes and then praises Allah (saying Alhamdu-lillah), then it is obligatory on every Muslim who heard him to say: ‘May Allah be merciful to you (Yar-hamukallah).’ But as regards yawning, it is from Shaitaan, so one must try his best to stop it as much as possible; if one says ‘Haa’ when yawning, Shaitaan will laugh at him.” [Sahih Bukhari]

When a Muslim says “Alhamdu-lillah” upon sneezing, it becomes incumbent on those Muslims who hear him to say “Yar-hamukallah” in response. This is the right of one Muslim on another. Instead of saying “Bless you,” “Gesundheit,” or anything else, it is better to say that which pleases Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) and is a source of Hasanaat for oneself.

This hadith also tells us to suppress our yawns and not make sounds when yawning. Whatever we do in order to obey Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) will be put as a good deed on The Scale on the Day of Judgement when our deeds will be weighed to determine our future.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Am I Big Headed ?

I Conceal my friend's errors
I Reveal their achievements
I am not a gentleman but
Nothing less than a gentleman

I am a Gift to people around
I am infected with love and affection
I always encourage young ones and
Respect the deserved elders

I live in harmony with Nature
Nurture, adore and safeguard it
I love Peace by all means
But prepared for war too


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