Sunday, July 31, 2005

Bi Saffiyah

BI SAFIYYAH - MOTHER OF MAULANA ILYAS DEHLVI
Bi Saffiyah was an excellent reciter and memoriser of the Holy Qur'an. She had memorised the Holy Book during her son Yahya's suckling and she had a command on memory that few could stand to contest. She had the habit of going through the Qur'an Al-Majid once daily during the month of Ramadan and thus would complete 30 repititions of the Noble Book. It was also her practice to perform the household duties and the recitation simultaneously. Her daily practice other than Ramadan was that she would recite:

  • Durood shareef 5000 times
  • Ism Dhat (One of Allahs names chosen on the virtue of its meaning) 5000 times
  • بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (in the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful) 900 times
  • يا مغنى (O Enricher, Provider to His slaves) 1100 tiimes
  • استغفار (I beg Thine pardon, Mighty Lord) 500 times
  • حسبى الله ونعم الوكيل (Allah sufficeth me! Most excellent is He in whom we trust) 500 times
  • سبحان الله (Glory be to Allah) 200 times
  • الحمد للله (Praise be to Allah) 200 times
  • لااله الا الله (There is no God but Allah) 200 times
  • الله اكبر (Allah is the Greatest) 200 times
  • افوض امر الى الله (I confide my cause unto Allah) 100 times
  • حسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل (Allah is sufficient for us, Most excellent is He in whom we trust) 100 times
  • رب انى مغلوب فانتصر (My Lord, I am vanquished, so give me help) 100 times
  • رب انى مسنى الضر وانت ارحم الراحمين (My Lord, Lo adversity afficeth me, and thou are Most Merciful of all who show mercy) 100 times
  • لااله الا انت سبحنك انى كنت من الظلمين (There is no God save Thee, Be Thou Glorified! Lo! I have been a wrong doer) 100 times

and, moreover she would recite some part of the Holy Qur'an.
Source: Leading Ladies, who made a difference in the lives of others

Subhanallah such an amazing example of a Pious Woman from Modern history, not only did she engage in Dhikr of Allah, but she would also fulfill her household chores and reared her children with an islamic upbringing. My sister and I, upon reading this did some quick calculations and arrived at the conclusion that on average Bi Safiyyah would do the Dhikr of Allah 12 times every minute, subhanallah, even then her recitation of the Qur'an has not been included!!

May Allah give us the ability to tread in the footsteps of our pious predecessors, generate the love of Allah in our hearts, obtain nearness to our Lord and live our lives in accoradance to the Shariah.

Duah ma yhad
Wasalams

Thursday, July 28, 2005

At the Mall

Shopping Mall



AT THE MALL
by Ahmed
Young girls and boys I do see
Taken in by the Satan so gullibly

Taking half the morning to prepare
In front of the mirror perfecting your hair

Then putting on THE fresh ‘garms’
Getting ready with your sweet charms

Lastly you stop and at yourself in the mirror you stare
Saying to yourself ‘Baby I’m bad, you know I got flair’

Telling your parents you’re off to the library
Quickly from your home you flee

Straight to the shopping centre you go
With your mates you get into the flow

Hanging out all day at the mall
Hoping to pull and haul

Eyeing up that girl or guy
Whom you think looks so fly

Walking up and down, checking the scene
Each time it is the same routine

Don’t you realise for the Akhirah we must prepare
The clothes of Jannah don’t you want to wear?

Why then don’t you stop this charade
Go sit with the pious, don’t be afraid

And gain the pleasure of your Lord
Inshallah, Jannah will be your eternal reward!

edited 29th July:
Sahih Muslim Book 004, Number 1416:
Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: The parts of land dearest to Allah are its mosques, and the parts most hateful to Allah are markets.


Jazakallah to Abdul bhai for providing the hadith.


I thought this poem would be received well now as the summer holidays are just starting out and young Muslims in general have too much free time on their hands! If you know of someone that might like to read this poem, email the post to them using the 'Email post' icon below.

Jazakallah
Duah ma yhad
Wasalams

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Abstaining from Sin

ABSTAINING FROM SIN
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (r.a) narrates that Rasulullah (pbuh) said:
“When the Mu’min sins, a black spot forms on his heart. If he makes istighfaar and taubah, the black mark is removed and his heart is purified. If he increases his sin, the black mark increases. This is the corrosion of the heart spoken of by Allah Ta’ala (in the Qur’an).
[Ahmad, Tirmizi, Ibn Majah]

Hadhrat Muaaz (r.a) narrates that Rasulullah (pbuh) said:
“Guard yourselves against sin because the Wrath of Allah descends in the wake of sin.” [Ahmad]

Hadhrat Anas Bin Malik (r.a) narrates that Rasulullah (pbuh) said:
“Should I not show you your sickness and its remedy? Your sickness is sinning and your remedy is to seek forgiveness (istighfaar).” [Baihaqi]

Hadhrat Anas (r.a) narrates that Rasulullah (pbuh) said:
“The hearts too become corroded(by means of sin). Its polish is istighfaar.” [Baihaqi]

Rasulullah (pbuh) said:
“Verily, man is deprived of rizq because of the sins which he perpetrates.” [Ahmad]

Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood (r.a) narrates that Rasulullah (pbuh) said:
“A sincere repenter of sins is like one who has not committed sins.” [Baihaqi]

Source: Hayatul Muslimeen

From the above we can see how important it is for a Muslim to refrain from committing sin. Sinning breaks our connection with Allah, I heard one scholar say recently. What better way to restore this connection than by humbling yourself to Allah and seeking forgiveness from Him, subhanallah!

How fortunate we are that we have been given the opportunity by the Almighty to repent and seek forgiveness such that a person who is sincere in Istighfar is like the person who has not committed sins.

May Allah swt give us the ability to realise, abandon and repent for our sins and be grateful to Him for showing us the error of our ways, Ameen.
Duah ma yhad
Wasalams

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Amina Ramlyah

AMINAH RAMLYAH(R)
Aminah Ramlyah is regarded a member of the learned elite of the time and one of great mystics of the 2nd and 3rd century Hijrah. She was born about 163H in Ramla, a suburb of Baghdad. She was very intelligent and had a longing to acquire knowledge since early childhood, but her parents were poor so they could not do enough for her education. In her young age she accompanied her mother to Hajj. In those days an old man with scholarly figure delivered Dars (lessons) in Masjidul Haram.

She joined his Dars and learned from him the knowledge of Qur’ãn and Hadith. After his death, she went to Madinah where Imãm Mãlik (R) had laid his rug for seekers of knowledge. Aminah joined his class and continued learning Hadith from him for long. She memorised a number of Ahãdith. Hãfiz ibn Abdul Barr held the number of Ahãdith, reported by her to around 100.

She, afterwards returned to Makkah and studied Fiqh from Imãm Shãfi’i (R). At the age of thirty six she left for Kufa and took benefit of the presence of many eminent scholars and gained knowledge from them with great interest. She got excellence in all fields of studies. When she returned to her nativity from Kufa, fame of her erudition already had spread all around. She instituted delivering the Dars to enlighten the heart and soul of people who would throng to achieve the knowledge of Hadith.

A number of notable scholars came to listen to her Dars on Hadith. She happened to visit Baghdad in 209H where a dervish, by the benefit of his consideration caused her life to change entirely. She gave away all her belongings as charity and took the life of a dervish. Her days and nights were started to be spent in praying and wailing in fear of Allah.

People called her ’chosen by Allah’ for her piety. Her dignity and grace could be judged by the fact that an illustrious Wali Allah of her time Bishar Hãfi (R) would visit her occasionally. So was the fourth Imãm of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah, Imãm Ahmad bin Hanbal (R) appreciative of her glory and grace.

Once Bishar Hãfi fell ill and Aminah went to see him. Imãm Ahmad ibn Hanbal (R), too, incidentally came to inquire about his health. He asked Bishar Hãfi who was the lady. He told him that she was Aminah Ramalyah, who had come to visit him on his illness. Imãn Ahmad (R) expressed great pleasure on her presence and said, it was his longstanding desire to visit her. He asked Bishar Hãfi to ask her to pray for him. Bishar Hãfi conveyed his will to Aminah who raised her hands and prayed with immense humility; “O, Allah! Ahmad bin Hanbal and Bishr, both seek your protection from the fire, You are the Most Merciful, save them from it.”

Bishar Hãfi narrates that Aminah woke up by midnight and prayed prayers with great concentration and humility till dawn.

She had made it a principle not to accept food from anyone unless it was sure that the host was pious and his sources of income were pure.

The historians are silent about her matrimonial life, and neither has it been detailed how she managed long stays at distant towns to attain knowledge and who was her patron there.

She died sometime in the third century Hijrah.
www.islamictarbiyah.com/

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Funeral

FUNERAL
FUN-A-RAL
FUN-FOR-ALL

The town supposedly came to mourn
but merely socialised on the lawn

Fancy dressed ladies to the occasion came
with tongues difficult to tame

Many a man from all over did come
& all you could hear was the stench of worldly hum

Just as an ignorant dog goes 'arf, arf'
the gathering merely joked and laughed

Never were they concerned over death
when the very next second could be their last breath

Duas were made as the deceased was laid down
only to be by the call of the cellphone drowned

So intense was his incessant chatter
that the few sane thought he was mad as a hatter

Back at the fun-a-ral house
people gorged themselves as would a louse

About the orphan heirs' share
who could a bit care?

A wonderful outing, the day was for all
I wonder what will happen on the day when they won't walk tall

and only worms on them will crawl
will they still have the courage to brawl and about the dunya drawl?

source: www.direct.za.org

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Virtues of performing Wudu well

VIRTUES OF PERFORMING WUDU (ABLUTION) WELL
Sayyiduna Uthman (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) said,
“Whoever performs ablutions (wudu) and does so well, their sins will leave their body, even from under the nails.” [Muslim, and Nasa’i]

Sayyidi Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi (Allah have mercy on him) explained performing wudu ‘well’ as performing all the obligatory, sunna and recommended actions, while avoiding that which is blameworthy such as wasting water. [Nihayat al-Murad]

Imam Wali-Allah al-Dahlawi (Allah have mercy on him), the great Indian jurist, hadith expert, and sufi, explained this hadith in his Hujjat Allah al-Baligha, one of the very best works on the secrets of the Shariah in all its dimensions,

“Cleanliness effects the very roots of the soul, and purifies it until it becomes akin to angels. Cleanliness also makes one forget a lot of lowly states…”[Dahlawi, Hujjat Allah al-Baligha, 1.397, Qadimi Kutub Khana ed.]

taken from sunnipath.com

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Hannah - Mother of Maryam (a.s)

Her husband's name is ‘Imrân who is the father of Maryam. When she fell pregnant, she took a vow that when she gives birth to the child she will keep him free for the service of the musjid. That is, she will not allow him to get involved in any worldly activity. She was under the impression that she will give birth to a boy because only a boy can be of service to the musjid. At that time, vows of this nature were permissible.

When the time of delivery of the child came, she gave birth to a girl. Out of sadness she said: "O Allah! I have given birth to a girl." She was informed that this girl will be better than boys and that Allah has accepted her. She kept the name of this child Maryam and made a du‘â to Allah that He should protect her and her progeny from shaytân. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said that shaytân torments every child that is born. However, he was unable to torment Maryam and ‘Îsâ ‘alayhimas salâm.

Bahishti Zewar

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Where Would I Be Without The Quran?

Where Would I Be Without The Quran?
By British Political Prisoner Babar Ahmad MX5383


Where would I be without the Quran?
Would I be guided?
Would I be strong?
Would I be protected from evil and wrong?
Would I hear my Creator's Words?
Would I hear Him describe the birds?
Would I know the stories of the old?
Would I realise their worth in gold?

Where would I be without the Quran?
Would I find safety when others fear?
Would I find peace whilst sitting here?
Would I be happy when others are sad?
Would I be protected from going mad?
Would I be patient when things get tough?
Would I be firm when the seas are rough?

Where would I be without the Quran?
Would I get to know the One above?
Would I increase for him my love?
Would I be aware of the Day to come?
Would I value what is worthless to some?
Would I be able to sleep at night?
Would I be able to see with His light?

Where would I be without the Quran?
Would I have examples to follow?
Would I rejoice when others are in sorrow?
Would I have fear of the Burning Fire?
Would I be at the bottom of the sea,
And have hope, that one day, my Lord will release me?

sent by email from Zaheer Mahomed

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Remove an object from the road

TO REMOVE AN ANNOYING OBJECT FROM THE ROAD
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (r.a) narrates that the Prophet (pbuh) stated:
"I saw a person enjoying the delectabilities of paradise simply because he had chopped from the road a tree that was annoying the Muslims." [Muslim]

Mustaneer bin Akhdar bin Muaawiyah bin Qurrah narrates from his grandfather Muaawiyah,
"I was once walking with Hadhrat Ma'qil bin Yasaar (r.a) on a road when we passed by a vexatious object which he then removed. A little while later, I noticed a similar object and removed it from the road. He grasped my arm asking why I had done this."
I replied:
"Uncle! I saw you doing it so I followed suit."
Thereupon he said:
" I heard the Holy Prophet (pbuh) saying:
Whomsoever clears a troublesome object from the path of the Muslims Allah will record a good deed to his credit. And the person whose good deed is accepted will surely enter paradise." [Suyooti in Jamie Sagheer]

A troublesome object is a reference to anything harmful or irksome, such as stones, sand, trees, broken glass, filth, water or anything of that sort. Clearing such objects off the road entitles one entry into paradise.

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (r.a) narrates that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) said:
"A person was once walking down a road when he saw the branch of a thorny tree leaning out towards the road. He pushed it aside. Allah favoured him by pardoning all his sins." [Muslim]

Hadhrat Abu Barzah Aslami (r.a) states that I once asked the Holy Prophet (pbuh) to appraise me of a (perpetually) beneficial deed. He said:
"Go on removing vexatious objects from the pathways of the Muslimeen." [ibne Majah]
Source: the 40 Pathways to Jannah

Subhanallah, such an easy path to Jannah for doing a small action which could take less than a minute for us to do!! May Allah (swt) gives us the ability to practise upon the above for His sake and may He grant us Jannah for it.

Duahs requested please.
Wasalams

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Asiyah

ASIYAH
She is the wife of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt who had claimed to be god. Look at the power of Allah that the husband was a shaytan while the wife was so pious that the Quran praise her and our Rasul has spoken about her in the following terms: "There are many men who have reached stages of excellence. However, from among the women, no one reached a stage of excellence except Maryam and Asiyah. It was Asiyah who had saved the life of Musa from the tyrant, Pharaoh."

When Musa 'alayhis salam received prophethood, Pharaoh did not bring iman on him, whilst Asiyah did bring iman on him. When Pharaoh heard about this, he became extremely harsh to her and imposed many punishments on her. However, she did not relinquish her iman and left the world in this state.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Our Children

OUR CHILDREN

This is the story of a Muslim named Mo.
It's a symbolic story that many of us may know.
He was born in a Muslim family but they were weak in the deen.
He was a lovely child, he was more precious then anything you've seen.
He grew up so quick; it was just a flash before his parent's eyes.
They didn't get to teach him about Islam. You know how the time just flies.

Before they knew it, they were sending him off to school.
They were so happy; he shined like a precious little jewel.
He was taught that he was a Muslim, but that's about all he knew.
He wanted to know more but his dad had way too many things to do.
He had cute little cheeks; they turned rosy as he got tired.
He was a handsome little guy, he was always admired.

But with his parents so busy, he never got to learn about Allah.
The days past by and his parents never taught him how to do Salah.

Some more years past by, and by now his voice began to change.
He felt new emotions, and he liked them, even though they felt strange.

His dad finally took him one day to some Islamic Sunday school.
But he had already learned from his friends that religion just wasn't cool.

Time past by and the little man grew older.
With the passage of time his temper became bolder.

His mother was getting worried, he was found to be ditching school.
But she didn't say anything, or else his temper would flare up like fuel.

He would go to parties and come home all drunk.
And in some of his classes he was now beginning to flunk.
Her cute little rosy-cheeked child had become a wild young man.
She cried every night because teaching him Islam was never in her plan.

He meet a pretty girl named Rose, he thought he loved her for sure.
She noticed how he felt, so she asked him to go out with her.
He thought it was love at first sight, she kissed him on the first date.
But she just wanted to sleep with him, yet to that he had no debate.
He would go out all night with her, sometimes without even saying good-bye.
"Why didn't I show him the deen?" His father could only cry.
He kept on partying while his family kept on weeping.
And he meet other girls, and with them too he was also sleeping.

He started to look sick, and he wasn't really felling so good.
His mother just had to cry, he didn't look like the way he should.

He went to the doctor for what he thought was a cold.
"Young man, you got AIDS," is what he was told.
When his mom found out she just couldn't take the pain.
For not teaching him his deen, she knew she was to blame.

Mo got sicker and you could see him getting weaker day by day.
And he didn't know Allah, so to Him he never prayed.
What could she do now for her once precious little guy?
She knew he needed the deen, but now she could only cry.
His time came one day so the Angel came for his spirit.
His dad told him to say la ilaha illalah, but Mo didn't hear it.
"What's that dad? I can't seem to hear you, everything's going dull."
But before Mo ever heard it, the Angel was off with his soul.
His father fell to his knees and cried like he never did before.
He knew he should have taught him the deen, so he felt guilty to the core.
This is the story of little Mo. Lets not let it be the story of our kid's
situation.

So please, my dear brothers and sisters, take this deen to the next
generation with seriousness and its totality
and we must show it to them from our action inshaAllah.

May Allah azza wa jaal guide us all to The Truth Of Al-Islam, protect us from all evils and make us the carriers of Islam to the next generation and the rest of humanity Ameen.
by email from Zaheer Mahomed

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Wasted Time

WASTED TIME
(by Shaykh Abdul-Malik Qasim)
Since last night my young son has been unwell. When I got back from work this evening I decided to take him to hospital despite my exhaustion. Indeed, fatigue for his sake is rest.

There were many waiting...perhaps we will be delayed by more than an hour. I took my number and sat down in the waiting room. There were many faces, young and old, but all silent. Some brothers made use of the many booklets available in the waiting room.

Some of those waiting had their eyes closed, while others were looking around. Most were bored. Once in a while the long silence was broken by a nurse calling out a number. Happiness appears on the one whose turn it is, and he gets up quickly...then silence returns.

A young man grabbed my attention. He was reading a pocket-sized Qur`an continuously; not raising his head even once. At first I did not think much about him. However, after one hour of waiting my casual glances turned into a deep reflection about his lifestyle and how he utilizes his time.

One hour of life wasted! Instead of making benefit of that hour, it was just a boring wait. Then the call for prayer was made. We went to prayer in the hospital's mosque. I tried to pray close to the man who was reading the Qur`an earlier in the waiting room. After the prayer I walked with him. I informed him of how impressed I was of him and how he tries to benefit from his time.

He told me that most of our time is wasted without any benefit. These are days that go from our lives without being conscious of them or regretting their waste. He said that he started carrying the pocket-sized Qur`an around when a friend encouraged him to make full use of his time. He told me that in the time other people waste he gets to read much more of the Qur`an than he gets to read either at home or in the mosque. Moreover, besides the reward of reading the Qur`an, this habit saves him from boredom and stress. He added that he has now been waiting for one and a half hours.

Then he asked, "when will you find one and a half hours to read the Qur`an?"

I reflected...how much time do we waste? How many moments of our lives pass by, and yet we do not account for how they passed by? Indeed, how many months pass by and we do not read the Qur`an?

I came to respect my companion, and I discovered that I am to stand for account and that time is not in my hand...so what am I waiting for? My thoughts were interrupted by the nurse calling out my number...I went to the doctor. But I want to achieve something now. After I left the hospital I quickly went to the bookshop and bought a pocket-sized Qur`an. I decided to be mindful of how I spend the time. That was my intention when I put that Qur`an in my pocket.

How many people will do this? And what great reward is for the one who guides others to this idea?


May Allah swt gives us all the ability to utilise our time for obtaining reward and His pleasure.
Duahs requested please.
Wasalams

Monday, July 04, 2005

Mohy-ud-Din Alamgir Aurangzeb

AURANGZEB [1618-1707]
Aurangzeb was the greatest king among the Mughals and ruled over the largest territory of any ruler in Indian history. His empire extended from Kabul in present Afghanistan to areas in South India bordering Madurai in present Tamil Nadu State. He was a kind-hearted man and led a simple life. He was a just ruler and forgave his enemies. He abolished all non-Islamic practices at his court; abolished Ilahi calendar introduced by Akbar and reinstated Islamic lunar calendar. He enforced laws against gambling and drinking. He abolished taxes on commodities and inland transport duties. He forbade the practice of Emperor being weighed in gold and silver on birthdays. Aurangzeb did not draw salary from state treasury but earned his own living by selling caps he sewed and selling copies of the Quran he copied by hand.

Birth and Education
Mohyuddin Muhammad Aurangzeb was born on October 24, 1618 CE at Dohad in the Bombay Presidency. He was the third son of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. Aurangzeb was nine years old when his father became Emperor of India. From that time on, his regular education began. He got good education in religion as well as the ordinary education of that time. He memorized the whole Quran and was taught to write in a beautiful handwriting. He also developed a taste for poetry and could make verses. He also learned the Arabic language.

Military Training
His military training began by age 16. When Aurangzeb was seventeen, he was made the Viceroy of Deccan. Aurangzeb worked well as the Viceroy of Deccan. This didn't still bring peace to his mind. He wanted a purpose of life. After some thought, he turned to the Quran as a light for his life.

Life as a Faqir
In May 1644 CE, he gave up his duties as the Viceroy of Deccan and left to live in the wild region of Western Ghats. Here he lived for several months as a Faqir (poor, simple man). He took up a life of prayer and self-disciplined life. This action of Aurangzeb brought great anger to his father, the Emperor. He was so shocked that his son became a Faqir that he stopped all his allowances and took his estates. This didn't bother Aurangzeb at first. After some thought though, Aurangzeb decided to go back to his family. For some months, Aurangzeb lived in Agra with disgrace. His mother and sisters felt sorry for him but the Emperors displeasure was hard to go.

Regaining his Rank
In November 1644 CE, his sister, Jahan Ara, who was the eldest and best-loved daughter of the Emperor, got a terrible burn and when she recovered, the Emperor, who was so happy, could not refuse her anything. At her request, Aurangzeb was raised back to his rank. The prince was again the Viceroy of Deccan.

End of Lawlessness in Gujrat
In February 1645 CE, Aurangzeb was made the Viceroy of Gujrat. For years, this province had been causing trouble for the Emperor. With a strong hand, Aurangzeb put an end to this lawlessness. The Emperor was pleased with his son and rewarded him well. Aurangzeb was put to the rank of a Mansabdar of 15,000 foot soldiers and 10,000 horses.

Division of Land by Emperor
The aged Emperor knew that his sons would fight for power after he died. This was the Mughal custom. Therefore, taking precaution, he divided his empire into four regions for each of them to rule. They all had their own government, army, etc. Dara was given governorship of Multan and Kabul in the extreme northwest. Shuja, the second son got Bengal the eastern most province. Aurangzeb was in Deccan in extreme south and Murad, the last son, had Gujerat in the west.

Arguments over Rule
In early September 1657 CE, Shah Jahan fell ill. For a whole week, he was at the state of death. The report spread that the emperor was dead. Dara began acting as if he was emperor. Meanwhile, Shuja, who said that the Emperor had been poisoned by Dara, claimed himself emperor. Murad too, crowned himself Emperor and also struck coins with his name. Both, Shuja and Murad wrote letters to Aurangzeb for support against Dara. Aurangzeb strongly advised them not to start a civil war because their father was still alive and improving in health.

Aurangzeb's Rule
After much fighting, the administration of the empire passed into the hands of Aurangzeb. The rest of his life was a struggle for Islam. He looked upon power as a mean to reform an corrupt society. The pious Emperor did much to improve the life of common people. He abolished all illegal taxes, etc. His measures brought relief to common men. He didn't seem to care about his own comfort. His reign was an era of happiness and peace through the empire. He never committed the slightest injustice during his reign. He was overall the best Mughal emperor in its history.

Source: Leicester Muslims
Further Reading: Heroes of Islam: Mohy-ud-Din Alamgir Aurangzeb

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Muslim Beliefs

MUSLIM BELIEFS

The religion of a Muslim is called Islam. The faith/ beliefs of the religion of a Muslim in a nutshell are given below.


  1. Muslims believe in Allah, the one and only almighty God, Lord and Creator. Him we trust and Him alone we fear.
  2. Muslims believe in the angels created by Allah. We know them even though they are not visible to us. They are the obedient servants of Allah and they carry out all His orders.
  3. Muslims believe that the words which Allah revealed to the prophets were written down in books. The last book, which was given to Muhammad (pbuh) is the Qur’an. The Quran is the only book from Allah which is complete and preserved in its original form.
  4. Muslims believe that Allah has sent His prophets to all mankind with the message to worship only Allah and to do good.
  5. Muslims believe in the Day of Resurrection when Allah will wake us from our deaths. We will be rewarded for the good that we have done and those of us who did not believe in Allah and did evil, will be punished.
  6. Muslims believe that Allah has taught us to understand what good and evil is, so that we can ourselves decide for the good and against the evil. All good and evil is decreed by Allah.
  7. Muslims believe in Life after Death. The life after death is eternal and one will be rewarded with either Heaven or Hell depending on how the life of this earth was spent.

Kalimah-Tayyibah - Declaration of Faith
Imaan

Muslim Beliefs