Saturday, June 28, 2008

Remembrance of God

Remembrance of God instills in us a desire for the journey, and makes us into travellers.
Divan-i Shams

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Young Hafiz

There was a young man, who got to know about a precious stone. He decided not to come back to his house till he finds the stone. So he left his house with a little provision. He sat down to sketch a map on a notebook. He had a very long route to cover, but he stuck to his ambition and had very high hopes.

He believed that if he found the stone he would not have to work anymore and would become the wealthiest person. All his worries and problems would be finished. Everyone would respect him. Ultimately he would become a successful man.

He traveled through many countries, cities, towns, jungles, and mountains in search of the stone for forty years.

At last while he was passing by an ancient mine he found the stone underneath a heavy rock but by then he had become very old and frail looking person.

Holding the stone tightly in his fist, he started jumping with great joy and happiness. Suddenly he saw a young boy sitting by the stream, reciting the Quraan-e-Kareem in a beautiful tone.

The boy's penetrating words of the Quraan-e-Hakeem struck the man's heart. It seemed that trees, birds, water all were listening to his Quraan.

He thought to himself that he had become too old and weak, so why not give the stone this young man.

The man came up to the boy and said, young man, may I have your attention please. I have traveled through many countries, Cities, towns, jungles and mountains in search of this precious stone for forty long ho years. Now I have found it, but I have become very weak and old. I want you to have it because you seem to be pious and have long life ahead of you."

"What would I do with it?" The boy asked suspiciously.

"Oh..., you would be the most successful, happiest and wealthiest person in the world", laughed the man as he stretched out his hands.

"But I have found the Creator of t his stone as well as all the stones of the entire universe," said the boy confidently.

"Allah Ta'ala has all the treasures of success, happiness, peace, respect and sustenance. Allah Ta'ala has got power over every thing." smiled the young boy as he raised his index finger to the sky, as the little boy continued, "If you had given even a little time toyour Creator. Everything would have become yours."

The man broke into tears and the boy's words sank into his heart. He repented and threw the stone and served rest of his life to become the friend of Allah Ta'ala.


Look, children..! Even the young ones can become the means of guidance for the Elders if they are on the right path.

If the stone had impressed the boy, do you think that the old man would have got guidance (Hidayat)?
Source: Darul Islam

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Nikah is a form of Ibaadat, but people have made it into a Museebat.

Shaykhul Hadeeth Muhammad Zakariyya - Aap Beti

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Halal Diet and Pregnancy

We are what we eat. Today we complain our children are disobedient towards us, but why the surprise? If we feed our children haram (even while in the womb) then the thoughts that will be bred in their minds (later in life) will be haram. Understand well, halal foods breed halal thoughts and halal actions whilst haram food breeds haram thoughts and haram actions.

Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanwi narrates, 'If before birth of the child, parents were to reform themselves and adopt piety, then there is no reason why the child born too should not be pious. The actions of parents during pregnancy have a profound effect on the unborn child. Accordingly, the son of a saint was quite mischievous. Somebody queried the saint; 'It is indeed strange; you are so pious yet your son so naughty?' The saint replied, ' One evening I was invited to meals by a rich person (whose income was doubtful). After eating, my nafs became excited and I made love to my wife who became pregnant. This child is the affect of the doubtful food.'

Therefore, during pregnancy (especially) it is of the utmost importance to eat a varied halal diet brought from halal income. If in doubt regarding ingredients, leave it out.
Source: Ashrafs Blessings of Marriage published by Ashrafs Amanat

There are a few women in my family who are pregnant, please make dua Allah makes the pregnancy and labour easy for them and grants them pious children. Do not forget in your duas those who are unable/ trying to have children as well.
Lastly, please also remember me in your duas.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Good Character

Narrated AbudDarda' (رضى الله تعالى عنه):

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) said: There is nothing heavier than good character put in the scale of a believer on the Day of Resurrection. [Sunan Abu Dawud]