تصویرِ کمالِ مُحبت ، تنویرِ جمالِ خُدائی

It was narrated that the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), his servant, a guide and Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) left Mecca, passing a tent of an elderly lady called Umm Ma’bud. She would sit close to the tent and would give food and drink to travellers. So they asked her if they could buy some meat or dates from her but she could not find anything. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) looked towards a sheep next to the tent. They had run out of provisions and where hungry. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) asked Umm Ma’bud, “What is wrong with this sheep, dear Umm Ma’bud?”

She replied, “The sheep is fatigued and is weaker than the other sheep.”

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Does it milk?

She replied, “I swear by your mother and father, if I saw milk from it then I would milk it.” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) called the sheep and moved his hand over its udder; he pronounced the name of Allah and praised him. Then he called Umm Ma’bud when the sheep steadied its feet and its udder filled. He asked for a large container and milked it until it was filled. The lady drank until full, his companions (meaning satisfied) drank until full, then the others drank. Then it was milked for a second time until the container was full and they left her and continued on their journey.

After a short while, the partner of the lady (Abu Ma’bud) returned from herding goats that were swaying from weakness. He saw the milk and said to his wife, “Where did you get this milk from, dear Umm Ma’bad. The sheep is single and there is no milk in the house!”

She replied, “I swear by God, a blessed man passed by, in the following manner…”

Abu Ma’bud said, “Describe him to me.”

She said, “I saw a man externally bright; fair of face (beautiful face). His form was not blemished (The slimness of his body); he was not afflicted by extreme leanness (he was not thin), he was not plump but beautifully proportioned (He radiated beauty); his eyes were deep set (they were black); his eyelids were bushy (he had long eyelashes); his voice was melody (throaty and beautiful); his neck was prominent (long); his beard was dense (ample hair); curved furrows (long arched eyebrows). If silent, he possessed dignity, when he spoke, its elevation and loftiness was beautiful. He is the most beautiful person, beautiful from afar and stunning when close. Delightful speech with pauses, without jest or nonsense (speech between a little and a lot). His speech is like the beads of a necklace cut (he would not speak excessively or moderately). His height does not harm and the eye is not taken over by him, a branch between two branches, he is more radiant than them and he is most respected.

His colleagues would surround him, if he said something they would listen attentively, if he ordered then they would hasten to perform it, his entourage (He had some companions with him who would obey him), without frowning or refusing (without frowning on the face and speech free from dislike).”

Abu Ma’bud said, “I swear to God, he is the one Quresh mentioned to us about his affair in Mecca. I am determined to accompany him; if I could go that way.”

Umm Mabad

Links:

http://www.sheikhynotes.blogspot.com/2009/01/umm-mabuds-description-of-messenger-of.html

http://www.es.klear.com/profile/khadeejah_b

http://www.muslimmatters.org/2009/04/18/a-man-of-evident-splendor-description-of-the-prophet/

Bahaar aayi to khul gaye hein…. Naye siray se hisaab saaray…

Spring

[Image from Internet]

Wo Sheeftah, kay dhoom thee hazrat kay zohd ki…

Dajjāl: An Arabic word (دجال) whose root is “dajl” (meaning “lie” or “deception”).

Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl, with the definite article al- (“the”), refers to “the deceiving Messiah”, a specific end-of times deceiver. The Dajjāl is an evil being who will seek to impersonate the true Messiah.

In today’s world of uncertainty and unpredictability, the Messiahs of all kinds need to be looked deeper into…. 🙂

Aiy kaash baras jaaye yahaan Noor ki baarish…. Eemaan kay sheeshon pe barri gard jamee hai…

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[Soorah Al Noor : 35]

Khush-fehmyoun kay silsilay itnay daraaz hein…

روزوشب کے میلے میں
غفلتوں کے مارے لوگ
سب یہی سمجھتے ہیں
ہم نے جس کو دفنایا تھا
بس اُسی کو مرنا تھا۔۔۔

 

[As shared by Rehman Zahid, on our Telegram group]

Khulta kisi pe kyoun meray dil ka muaamla…

jab yunhi kabhi baithay baithay kuch yaad achanak aa jaaye,

har baat se dil bezaar sa ho,

har cheez se dil ghabra jaye,

karna bhi mujhe kuch aur ho, aur kuch aur hi mujh se ho jaye,

kuch aur hi sochun main dil mein, kuch aur hi hounton par aaye,

aisay hi kisi ik lamhay mein, chupke se kabhi khamoshi mein, kuch phool achanak khil jayein, kuch beetay lamhay yaad aayein,

tab yaad tumhari aati hai…..

jab chandni dil ke aangan mein, kuch kehne mujhse aa jaye,

ek khwabeeda si chot koi, ehsaas pe mere chhaa jaye,

jab zulf pareshan chehray par, kuch aur pareshan ho jaye,

kuch dard bhi dil mein hone lagay, aur saans bhi bojhal ho jaye,

aisay hi kisi ik lamhay mein, chupke se kabhi khamoshi mein, kuch phool achanak khil jayein, kuch beetay lamhay yaad aayein,

tab yaad tumhari aati hai…..

jab shaam dhale chalte chalte, manzil ka na koi naam milay,

ik hansta hua aaghaz milay,

ik rota hua anjaam milay,

palkon kay laraztay ashkon say,

is dil ko koi paigam milay,

aur saari wafaon kay badlay,

hum ko hi koi ilzaam milay,

aisay hi kisi ik lamhay mein, chupke se kabhi khamoshi mein, kuch phool achanak khil jayein, kuch beetay lamhay yaad aayein,

tab yaad tumhari aati hai…..

 

[From Internet]

لا کہیں سے ڈھونڈ کر اسلاف کا قلب و جِگر

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[from Internet]

فَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ [Al Baqarah – 38]

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Masterpiece – 6 [Teri justuju mein khabar nahin mein kahaan kahaan se guzar giya…]

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[Bulleh Shah]

Phirta hai zamaanay mein Khuda bhais badal kay..

 

[from the movie “Bhootnath Returns”]

Paimaan…

Uss mein, Mujh mein Ehd hua thaa,
Ek dooje ko bhoolna ho ga…

Uss ne qoul nibhaaya poora
Hum eemaan kay kachchay niklay…

 

[received as msg]

Facts – 4 [Muaam’la…]

ﺳﻨﻨﮯ ﻭﺍﻻ ﺳﻦ ﮐﺮ ‘ ﺩﯾﮑﮭﻨﮯ ﻭﺍﻻ ﺩﯾﮑﮫ ﮐﺮ ‘ ﺍﻭﺭ ﺳﮩﻨﮯ ﻭﺍﻻ ﺳﮩﮧ ﮐﺮ ﺧﺎﻣﻮﺵ ﮨﻮ ﺟﺎﺋﮯ

ﺗﻮ ﺳﻤﺠﮫ ﻟﻮ ﺍﺱ ﮐﺎ ﻣﻌﺎﻣﻠﮧ ﺍﻟﻠّٰﮧ ﮐﯽ ﻋﺪﺍﻟﺖ ﻣﯿﮟ ﭘﮩﻨﭻ ﮔﯿﺎ ﮨﮯ

 

[From Internet]

Tip-Tip 2

1. Spend the money that should be spent, enjoy what should be enjoyed, donate what you are able to donate, but don’t leave all to your children or grandchildren, for you don’t want them to become parasites.

 2. Don’t worry about what will happen after you are gone, because when you return to dust, you will feel nothing about praises or criticisms.

 3. Don’t worry too much about your children for children will have their own destiny and find their own way. Don’t be your children’s slave.

 4. Don’t expect too much from your children. Caring children, though caring, would be too busy with their jobs and commitments to render any help.

 5. Uncaring children may fight over your assets even when you are still alive, and wish for your early demise so they can inherit your properties.

 6. Your children take for granted that they are rightful heirs to your wealth; but you have no claims to their money.

 7. Don’t trade in your health for wealth anymore;….. Because your money may not be able to buy your health…

 8. When to stop making money, and how much is enough (hundred thousand, million, ten million)? Out of thousand hectares of good farm land, you can only consume three quarts (of rice) daily; out of a thousand of mansions, you only need eight square metres of space to rest at night.

9. So as long as you have enough food and enough money to spend, that is good enough.

10. So you should live happily. Every family has its own problems. Just do not compare with others for fame and social status and see whose children are doing better, etc. but challenge others for happiness, health and longevity…..

11. Don’t worry about things that you cant change because it doesn’t help and it may spoil your health. You have to create your own well-being and find your own happiness; As long as you are in good mood, think about happy things, do happy things daily and have fun in doing, then you will pass your time happily every day.

12. One day passes, you will lose one day .One day passes with happiness, and then you gain one day.In good spirit, sickness will cure; in happy spirit, sickness will cure fast; in good and happy spirit; sickness will never come.

13. With good mood, suitable amount of exercise, always in the sun, variety of foods, reasonable amount of vitamin and mineral intake, hopefully you will live another 20 or 30 years of healthy life.

14. Above all learn to cherish the goodness around ..and FRIENDS. …

They all make you feel young and “wanted”… without them you are sure to feel lost!!

 

[from Internet]

Tip-Tip 1

  1. Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life. Never ask for a lighter rain. Just pray for a better umbrella. That is attitude.

  2. When flood comes, fish eat ants & when flood recedes, ants eat fish. Only time matters. Just hold on, God gives opportunity to everyone!

  3. Some people always throw stones in your path. It depends on you what you make with them. Wall or Bridge? Remember you are the architect of your life.

  4. Every problem has (n+1) solutions, where n is the number of solutions that you have tried and 1 is that you have not tried. That’s life.

  5. It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life. But it’s important how well you play with the cards which you hold.

  6. Often when we lose all hope and think this is the end.. But remember, its just a bend, not the end. Have faith and have a successful life.

 

[from Internet]

Be Hated. Love Someone.

Adrian Tan, author of The Teenage Textbook (1988), was the guest-of-honour at a recent NTU convocation ceremony. This was his speech to the graduating class of 2008.

[This post came to me via Mr Zeeshan Jamal’s page. This is one of the most realistic, impressive and worthwhile speech that I ever came across….. Very, very true and kicking…]

“I must say thank you to the faculty and staff of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information for inviting me to give your convocation address. It’s a wonderful honour and a privilege for me to speak here for ten minutes without fear of contradiction, defamation or retaliation. I say this as a Singaporean and more so as a husband.

My wife is a wonderful person and perfect in every way except one. She is the editor of a magazine. She corrects people for a living. She has honed her expert skills over a quarter of a century, mostly by practising at home during conversations between her and me.
On the other hand, I am a litigator. Essentially, I spend my day telling people how wrong they are. I make my living being disagreeable. Nevertheless, there is perfect harmony in our matrimonial home. That is because when an editor and a litigator have an argument, the one who triumphs is always the wife.

And so I want to start by giving one piece of advice to the men: when you’ve already won her heart, you don’t need to win every argument.

Marriage is considered one milestone of life. Some of you may already be married. Some of you may never be married. Some of you will be married. Some of you will enjoy the experience so much, you will be married many, many times. Good for you.

The next big milestone in your life is today: your graduation. The end of education. You’re done learning. You’ve probably been told the big lie that “Learning is a lifelong process” and that therefore you will continue studying and taking masters’ degrees and doctorates and professorships and so on. You know the sort of people who tell you that? Teachers. Don’t you think there is some measure of conflict of interest? They are in the business of learning, after all. Where would they be without you? They need you to be repeat customers.

The good news is that they’re wrong.

The bad news is that you don’t need further education because your entire life is over. It is gone. That may come as a shock to some of you. You’re in your teens or early twenties. People may tell you that you will live to be 70, 80, 90 years old. That is your life expectancy.

I love that term: life expectancy. We all understand the term to mean the average life span of a group of people. But I’m here to talk about a bigger idea, which is what you expect from your life.

You may be very happy to know that Singapore is currently ranked as the country with the third highest life expectancy. We are behind Andorra and Japan, and tied with San Marino. It seems quite clear why people in those countries, and ours, live so long. We share one thing in common: our football teams are all hopeless. There’s very little danger of any of our citizens having their pulses raised by watching us play in the World Cup. Spectators are more likely to be lulled into a gentle and restful nap.

Singaporeans have a life expectancy of 81.8 years. Singapore men live to an average of 79.21 years, while Singapore women live more than five years longer, probably to take into account the additional time they need to spend in the bathroom.

So here you are, in your twenties, thinking that you’ll have another 40 years to go. Four decades in which to live long and prosper.

Bad news. Read the papers. There are people dropping dead when they’re 50, 40, 30 years old. Or quite possibly just after finishing their convocation. They would be very disappointed that they didn’t meet their life expectancy.

I’m here to tell you this. Forget about your life expectancy. After all, it’s calculated based on an average. And you never, ever want to expect being average.

Revisit those expectations. You might be looking forward to working, falling in love, marrying, raising a family. You are told that, as graduates, you should expect to find a job paying so much, where your hours are so much, where your responsibilities are so much.

That is what is expected of you. And if you live up to it, it will be an awful waste.

If you expect that, you will be limiting yourself. You will be living your life according to boundaries set by average people. I have nothing against average people. But no one should aspire to be them. And you don’t need years of education by the best minds in Singapore to prepare you to be average.

What you should prepare for is mess. Life’s a mess. You are not entitled to expect anything from it. Life is not fair. Everything does not balance out in the end. Life happens, and you have no control over it. Good and bad things happen to you day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment. Your degree is a poor armour against fate. Don’t expect anything. Erase all life expectancies. Just live. Your life is over as of today. At this point in time, you have grown as tall as you will ever be, you are physically the fittest you will ever be in your entire life and you are probably looking the best that you will ever look. This is as good as it gets. It is all downhill from here. Or up. No one knows. What does this mean for you? It is good that your life is over.

Since your life is over, you are free. Let me tell you the many wonderful things that you can do when you are free. The most important is this: do not work. Work is anything that you are compelled to do. By its very nature, it is undesirable. Work kills. The Japanese have a term “Karoshi”, which means death from overwork. That’s the most dramatic form of how work can kill. But it can also kill you in more subtle ways. If you work, then day by day, bit by bit, your soul is chipped away, disintegrating until there’s nothing left. A rock has been ground into sand and dust.There’s a common misconception that work is necessary. You will meet people working at miserable jobs. They tell you they are “making a living”. No, they’re not. They’re dying, frittering away their fast-extinguishing lives doing things which are, at best, meaningless and, at worst, harmful. People will tell you that work ennobles you, that work lends you a certain dignity. Work makes you free. The slogan “Arbeit macht frei” was placed at the entrances to a number of Nazi concentration camps. Utter nonsense. Do not waste the vast majority of your life doing something you hate so that you can spend the small remainder sliver of your life in modest comfort. You may never reach that end anyway. Resist the temptation to get a job. Instead, play.Find something you enjoy doing. Do it. Over and over again. You will become good at it for two reasons: you like it, and you do it often. Soon, that will have value in itself. I like arguing, and I love language. So, I became a litigator. I enjoy it and I would do it for free. If I didn’t do that, I would’ve been in some other type of work that still involved writing fiction – probably a sports journalist.

So what should you do? You will find your own niche. I don’t imagine you will need to look very hard.By this time in your life, you will have a very good idea of what you will want to do. In fact, I’ll go further and say the ideal situation would be that you will not be able to stop yourself pursuing your passions. By this time you should know what your obsessions are. If you enjoy showing off your knowledge and feeling superior, you might become a teacher. Find that pursuit that will energise you, consume you, become an obsession. Each day, you must rise with a restless enthusiasm. If you don’t, you are working.

Most of you will end up in activities which involve communication. To those of you I have a second message: be wary of the truth. I’m not asking you to speak it, or write it, for there are times when it is dangerous or impossible to do those things. The truth has a great capacity to offend and injure, and you will find that the closer you are to someone, the more care you must take to disguise or even conceal the truth. Often, there is great virtue in being evasive, or equivocating. There is also great skill. Any child can blurt out the truth, without thought to the consequences. It takes great maturity to appreciate the value of silence. In order to be wary of the truth, you must first know it. That requires great frankness to yourself. Never fool the person in the mirror. I have told you that your life is over, that you should not work, and that you should avoid telling the truth.

I now say this to you: be hated. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Do you know anyone who hates you? Yet every great figure who has contributed to the human race has been hated, not just by one person, but often by a great many. That hatred is so strong it has caused those great figures to be shunned, abused, murdered and in one famous instance, nailed to a cross. One does not have to be evil to be hated. In fact, it’s often the case that one is hated precisely because one is trying to do right by one’s own convictions. It is far too easy to be liked, one merely has to be accommodating and hold no strong convictions. Then one will gravitate towards the centre and settle into the average. That cannot be your role. There are a great many bad people in the world, and if you are not offending them, you must be bad yourself. Popularity is a sure sign that you are doing something wrong.

The other side of the coin is this: fall in love.

I didn’t say “be loved”. That requires too much compromise. If one changes one’s looks, personality and values, one can be loved by anyone. Rather, I exhort you to love another human being. It may seem odd for me to tell you this. You may expect it to happen naturally, without deliberation. That is false. Modern society is anti-love. We’ve taken a microscope to everyone to bring out their flaws and shortcomings. It far easier to find a reason not to love someone, than otherwise. Rejection requires only one reason. Love requires complete acceptance. It is hard work – the only kind of work that I find palatable. Loving someone has great benefits. There is admiration, learning, attraction and something which, for the want of a better word, we call happiness. In loving someone, we become inspired to better ourselves in every way. We learn the truth worthlessness of material things. We celebrate being human. Loving is good for the soul. Loving someone is therefore very important, and it is also important to choose the right person. Despite popular culture, love doesn’t happen by chance, at first sight, across a crowded dance floor. It grows slowly, sinking roots first before branching and blossoming. It is not a silly weed, but a mighty tree that weathers every storm. You will find, that when you have someone to love, that the face is less important than the brain, and the body is less important than the heart. You will also find that it is no great tragedy if your love is not reciprocated. You are not doing it to be loved back. Its value is to inspire you. Finally, you will find that there is no half-measure when it comes to loving someone. You either don’t, or you do with every cell in your body, completely and utterly, without reservation or apology. It consumes you, and you are reborn, all the better for it.

Don’t work. Avoid telling the truth. Be hated. Love someone. You’re going to have a busy life. Thank goodness there’s no life expectancy.”

[from Internet]

Value is with time and people…

To realize The value of ten years:
Ask a newly Divorced couple.

To realize The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize The value of one year:
Ask a student who Has failed a final exam.

To realize The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a still born.

To realize The value of one month:
Ask a mother who has Given birth to a premature baby.

To realize The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize The value of one hour:
Ask the lovers who are waiting to Meet.

To realize The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize The value of one-second:Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.

To realize The value of one millisecond:
Ask the person who has
Won a silver medal in the Olympics.

To realize the value of a friend
Lose one.

[from Internet]

Gratitude – 1 [Rang, khushboo, saba, chaand, taaray, kiran, phool, shabnam, shafaq, aab-e-joo, chaandni…]

When a man was sitting beside a sleeping woman after working late one day
A little boy came by and said: “Why spend so much time beside her ?”

And the man answered:“Son, Have you seen all she is capable of ?”
“she functions on all kinds of food, she is able to embrace several kids at the same time, gives a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart and she does all this with only two hands”.

The little boy was impressed.

“Just two hands….impossible!“

And this is a normal woman?!

“Too much work for one day…. “.

“Indeed”, said the man. “That is why she is my favorite”.

“She cures herself when sick and she can work 18 hours a day”.

The little boy came nearer and touched the woman.

“But she is so soft” “She is soft”, said the man, “But she is also so strong. You can’t imagine what she can endure and overcome.“

“Can she think?” the little boy asked. 

The man answered:
“Not only can she think, she can reason and negotiate.”

The little boy touched the woman’s cheek….
“It seems she is leaking! You have put too many burdens on her.” 

“She is not leaking….it’s a tear” the man corrected the little man.

“What’s it for?” asked the little boy.

And the man said:
“Tears are her way of expressing grief, her doubts, her love, her loneliness, her suffering and her pride.”
This made a big impression on the little boy; “Hey, you are lucky.
You know everything. The woman is indeed marvellous!”

Indeed she is!
Woman has strengths that amazes man. She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens.
She holds happiness, love and opinions.
She smiles when feeling like screaming.
She sings when she feels like crying, crys when she is happy and laughs when she is afraid.

She fights for what she belives in.
Stand up against injustice.
She doesn’t take “no” for an answer, when she can see a better solution. She gives herself so her family can thrive. She takes her friend to the doctor if she is afraid.
Her love is unconditional.

She cries when her kids are victorious. She is happy when her friends do well.
She is glad when she hears of a birth or a wedding.

Her heart is broken when a next of kin or friend dies.
But she finds the strength to get on with life.

She knows that a kiss and a hug can heal a broken heart.

There is only one thing wrong with her: 

She forgets what she’s worth…..

 

(Pass this on to ladies to remind them how fantastic they are….pass it on to males you know. Sometimes they need to be reminded..!!!)

 

……..unki dil-kash jawaani ki takmeel mein husn-e-fitrat ki har cheez kaam aa gayi

 

[from Internet]

A view on Military…

“By the nature of its missions, the military must maintain a hard and illiberal view of life and the world.

Society’s purpose is to live; the military’s is to stand ready  –  if need be, to die.

 –  T. R. Fehrenbach

Bachchay hamaaray ehd kay…

What are the characteristics of youth today?

 

  • it is a critical youth which, having considerably increased its cultural assets, is logically led to think more, to reflect, to judge;

 

  • it is a demanding youth which, though it may sometimes exaggerate and succumb to personal selfishness, wants and claims honesty, truthfulness, justice and consistency;

 

  • it is a youth that suffers from the contradictory nature of the ideologies that impinge upon it, and from the continual emptying of ideals which it witnesses;

 

  • it is a questioning youth which wants to account for what is happening, which looks for the meaning of its own life and the significance of the history of man and of the whole universe, which invokes certainty and clarity on its own destiny and with regard to its own conduct;

 

  • it is a youth anxious for truth, ideals for which to live, responsibility, moral beauty, innocence and joy.

 

 [Confessions – Pope John Paul II – March 7, 1981]

Armed Forces…

“What a society gets in its armed services is exactly what it asks for.

No more and no less. What it asks for tends to be a reflection of what it is.

When a country looks at its fighting forces it is looking in a mirror:

If the mirror is a true one the face that it sees there will be its own.”

 

 

– General Sir John Winthrop Hackett, 1962

[from Internet]

Four principles of spirituality

“Whomsoever you encounter is the right one”

“Whatever happened is the only thing that could have happened”

“Each moment in which something begins is the right moment”

“What is over, is over”

Well, it is no coincidence that you’re reading this. If these words strike a chord, it’s because you meet the requirements and understand that not one single snowflake falls accidentally in the wrong place.

[from Internet]

یوں کیسے کٹ سکے گا کڑی دُھوپ کا سفر ، سر پر خیالِ یار کی چادر ہی لے چلیں

Beautiful letter written by a father to his son! This applies to daughters too. Use this in your teachings to your children.

Following is a letter to his son from a renown Hong Kong TV broadcaster cum Child Psychologist. The words are actually applicable to all of us, young or old, children or parents.!

I am writing this to you because of 3 reasons

  1. Life, fortune and mishaps are unpredictable, nobody knows how long he lives. Some words are better said early.
  2. I am your father, and if I don’t tell you these, no one else will.
  3. What is written is my own personal bitter experiences that perhaps could save you a lot of unnecessary heartaches.

Remember the following as you go through life

  1. Do not bear grudge towards those who are not good to you. No one has the responsibility of treating you well, except your mother and I. To those who are good to you, you have to treasure it and be thankful, and ALSO you have to be cautious, because, everyone has a motive for every move. When a person is good to you, it does not mean he really likes you. You have to be careful, don’t hastily regard him as a real friend.

  2. No one is indispensable, nothing in the world that you must possess. Once you understand this idea, it would be easier for you to go through life when people around you don’t want you anymore, or when you lose what/who you love most.

  3. Life is short. When you waste your life today, tomorrow you would find that life is leaving you. The earlier you treasure your life, the better you enjoy life.

  4. Love is but a transient feeling, and this feeling would fade with time and with one’s mood. If your so called loved one leaves you, be patient, time will wash away your aches and sadness. Don’t over exaggerate the beauty and sweetness of love, and don’t over exaggerate the sadness of falling out of love.

  5. A lot of successful people did not receive a good education, that does not mean that you can be successful by not studying hard! Whatever knowledge you gain is your weapon in life. One can go from rags to riches, but one has to start from some rags!

  6. I do not expect you to financially support me when I am old, neither would I financially support your whole life. My responsibility as a supporter ends when you are grown up. After that, you decide whether you want to travel in a public transport or in your limousine, whether rich or poor.

  7. You honour your words, but don’t expect others to be so. You can be good to people, but don’t expect people to be good to you. If you don’t understand this, you would end up with unnecessary troubles.

  8. I have bought lotteries for umpteen years, but I never strike any prize. That shows if you want to be rich, you have to work hard! There is no free lunch!

  9. No matter how much time I have with you, let’s treasure the time we have together. We do not know if we would meet again in our next life.

Your Ever loving Dad.

[from Internet]

Dastak…

Kon aaya hai, zaraa aik nazar dekh to lo…..
….kiya khabar waqt dabay paaoun chala aaya ho!

[Mumtaz Hazeen]

Top “Last Five” Regrets…

I wish I had

– not worked so hard.
– the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
– the courage to convey my feelings and emotions openly.
– remained in touch with my friends and dear ones.
– let myself be happier.

[http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/feb/01/top-five-regrets-of-the-dying]

Al-Kitaab…

Posts in this sub-category are about learning of Quraan.

Al-Kitaab (The Holy Quraan) is the word of Allah, sent to us through Prophet Muhammad (Sallaho Alaihe Wasallaam).

Quraan was sent to be read, to be understood, to be acted upon, and to be made a part of life so as to demonstrate “Islam”. However, most of us do not do all these things due to a variety of reasons.

In a humble endeavour, I have tried to study Quraan, and present its contents in the order of Soorah Al-Fateha.

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Soorah Al-Fateha is the “opening” of Quraan. Tremendous significance has been placed upon this Soorah, in Ahaadees. It is also called Umm-ul-Kitaab (“the Mother of the Book”) and Sab’a al-Masaani or seven repeated verses (as per verse 15:87 of the Quran).

Verses of Soorah Al Fateha, when broken down into subjects, result into following main-headings:

  1. Allah – Grace and Attributes (Verse 1, 2, 3).

  2. Attributions to Prophet Muhammad PBUH.

  3. Judgment Day and Thereafter (Verse 4).

  4. Prayers of Saliheen (Verse 5, 6).

  5. Right Path [Sirat al Mustaqeem] / Path of  Righteous People (DOs) (Verse 6) ….. [It includes Facts, Narratives & Examples, Orders & Instructions and Specific Address].

  6. Wrong Path / Path of Wrath-ed and Astray people (DON’Ts) (Verse 6)….. [It includes Facts, Narratives & Examples, Orders & Instructions and Specific Address].

Thus, in summary, Quraan talks of these subject: Allah’s Greatness, Aakhirat, Prayers, DOs and DON’Ts. “Attributions to Prophet Muhammad PBUH” are the verses which form the foundation of Islam, as the whole concept of Deen reached us through Prophet Muhammad PBUH.

Indeed in essence, Islam is all about these six things.

In my view, each and every aayat of Quraan falls in one or more of the above categories.

The study is being carried out with specific regard to essence of Aayat 7 of Soorah Aal-e-Imran..

“It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; in it are verses [that are] precise – they are the foundation of the Book – and others unspecific. As for those in whose hearts is deviation [from truth], they will follow that of it which is unspecific, seeking discord and seeking an interpretation [suitable to them]. And no one knows its [true] interpretation except Allah . But those firm in knowledge say, “We believe in it. All [of it] is from our Lord.” And no one will be reminded except those of understanding.”


Here’s the link…..

https://maddojazar.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/al-kitaab-consolidated-data/

 

People who are gems.

https://thewayithinkblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/people-who-are-gems/

“Who made you stand tall even when you didn’t believe in yourself.”

[From the Blog: The Way I Think]