Friday, September 28, 2007

Ramadhan The Blessed Month

Ramadhan, The Blessed Month
by Shaykh Rafiq Sufi

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Accepted Prayer

Not a single prayer made by a fasting person at the time of breaking fast is rejected. [Ibne Maajah]

Friday, September 21, 2007

Suhoor

Anas رضى الله تعالى عنه related that Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: Take the Suhoor meal, for there is blessing in it. (Bukhari, Muslim)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Ramadan

Abu Huraira related that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. And he who passes Lailat al-Qadr in prayer with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. (Bukhari, Muslim)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ramadhan Mubarak

Ramadhan Mubarak
Please remember me & my family in your duas in this blessed month.
Wasalam

Monday, September 10, 2007

Stay sharp

Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it. The pay was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason,the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to work. The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees.

"Congratulations," the boss said. "Go on that way!" Very motivated for the boss' words, the woodcutter try harder the next day,but he only could bring 15 trees. The third day he try even harder, but he only could bring 10 trees. Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.

"I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.

"When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" the boss asked. "Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees."

Our lives are like that. We sometimes get so busy that we don't take time to sharpen the axe." In today's world, it seems that everyone is busier than ever, but less happy than ever. Why is that? Could it be that we have forgotten how to stay sharp?

There's nothing wrong with activity and hard work. But God doesn't want us to get so busy that we neglect the truly important things in life, like taking time to pray, to read. We all need time to relax, to think and meditate, to learn and grow.

If we don't take time to sharpen the axe, we will become dull and lose our effectiveness. So start today. Think about the ways by which you could do your job more effectively and add a lot of value to it.
source: fisabilillah publicatons