Today, I was browsing some Islamic lectures on youtube and I found a very informative Islamic sermon about beard and hijaab by Maulana Jan Ali Shah Kazmi. In our so called Islamic civilization the perception of hijaab and beard is not extensive and don’t consider to be laudable. This lecture is an eye opener for those who don’t deem the Islam and its values and taboo. Below is the link for the lecture.
I read this poem from a site and found it worth sharing as it is a beautiful poem. Must read it.
The Saviour of Islam
The leader of Islam
The hero of IslamHusein HUSSAIN HUSSAIN.
You saved Islam by giving your lifeThe courage and patience you had in your life
To sacrifice your self was easy in life
Husein HUSSAIN HUSSAIN.
You gave your family but never complained
You had no water but never complainedYour family was tortured but never complained
Husein HUSSAIN HUSSAIN.
Without resting day and night
Fought with Yazid to show us the right
From the darkness life you brought us the light
Husein HUSSAIN HUSSAIN.
IMAM HUSSAIN (A.S) says:
People are slaves to the world, and as long as they live favorable and comfortable lives, they are loyal to religious principles. However, at hard times, the times of trials, true religious people are scarce.
HOLY PROPHET MOHAMMED (SAW) says:
Appreciate five things before five others: Your Youth before your Old age, Your Health before your illness, Your Wealth before your Poverty, Your Spare Time before your hard work and Your Life before Death.
Subhanallah – glory be to Allah Almighty – Ayatollah Khomeini has given us a very valuable legacy. It’s 16 points of advice that very useful for the progress of Muslims all over the world. His advices will never be forgotten. It will always be recalled on every single Muslim’s memories until the end of the time.
Those valuable advices of Ayatollah Khomeini are:
1. Do fasting every Monday and Thursday.
2. Do 5 times daily prayer on time, try to do Tahajjud (night prayer).
3. Lessen your sleeping time, read Qur’an frequently.
4. Coincide your promises well.
5. Share your money with poor.
6. Don’t visit any immoral places.
7. Don’t visit any party places.
8. Don’t speak too much. Get pray as much as you can.
9. Don’t wear luxurious clothes, use simple one.
10. Take exercise frequently.
11. Read various useful books (such as religion, social, policies, science, philosophy, history, literature, etc).
12. Learn all technical sciences that useful for Islam progress.
13. Learn Tajweed and Arabian language.
14. Forget your goodness; remember to all of your sins.
15. Look at the poor from material aspect and a religious teacher from spiritual aspect.
16. Stay updated with Islam progress.
Backbiting, a sin which we actually don’t realize a sin. One of the major moral vice; spreading rapidly among the people, used to call gossip, slander, backbite, whisper, talk behind someone’s back, criticize and so on In point of fact, we ourselves don’t know why we do it.
In surah Hujrat, Allah says,
O you who believe! Avoid most of suspicion, for surely suspicion in some cases is a sin, and do not spy nor let some of you backbite others. Does one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? But you abhor it; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, surely Allah is Oft-returning (to mercy), Merciful.
And further Allah says,
No one make back bite. Any one among you would like to eat the meat of his dead brother
In Surah Al-Qamah,
Neither obey thou each feeble oath-monger; detractor, going about with slander
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
One of the greatest of the major sins is to stretch out one’s tongue without right against the honor of a Muslim.
Above picture along with the saying of IMAM ALI(AS) shows the consequences of the backbiters. May Allah help us and forbid us from such evils and vices.AMEEN…
Islam is the only religion which teaches us the lesson of harmony, unity and strength among all the Muslims despite of any racial discrimination. Through various ayaat and ahadis it is very much evident that unity is the potency of the Muslim nation.
“And hold fast all of you together to the rope of ALLAH, and be not disunited.”
But what we are doing is totally opposite to it. We have divided ourselves into different sects and this was not the limit we several split into different races. Now if you ask someone who are you he is definitely going to tell you your race not going to called himself a Muslim. Where we are standing right now? Which path we are following? If today someone dies in a suicide attack than we will not say a Muslim martyred his life but a shia or a sunni has died. What we are doing? I am sure nobody has the answer. Peaces and harmony was the heritage of Muslims but I feel sorry to say that it has been adopted by other non-muslims. We have lost our heritage and teachings; we have forgotten what Islam has taught us. We all are busy in our own life, nobody cares about what is going on and why.
“The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin the ma`roof (all of Islam), and forbid the munkar (all that is evil; kufr): they observe regular prayers, pay Zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise.” (The Holy Qur’an, 9:71)
Muhammad (SAW) said:-
“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.”
There is a huge amount of Quranic verses teaches us the tutorial of unity and accord. But we have become dumb and blind to pay any heed towards the sayings of ISLAM and AHL-E-BAIT (AS). Lets pray for unity and brotherhood among Muslims and to lead the world. AMEEN.
Reward of reciting Tasbeehaat-e-Arba often..
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) said,
“Recite Sub-h’aanallaahi wal h’amdu lillaahi wa laa ilaaha illallaahu wallaahu akbar often because this statement will come t o you surrounded by angels and will be included among your good deeds.”
“For one who recites Laa ilaaha illallaahu h’aqqan h’aqqan, Laa ilaaha illallaahu eemaananw wa tas’deeqan, Laa ilaaha illallaahu a’boodiyyatanw waraqan, the Almighty Allah will turn towards him and won’t turn back till he enters Paradise.”
Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says,
“One who supplicates and says: Maashaa allaahu laa h’aula wa laa quwwata illaa billaah at the end of his supplication, his wish would be fulfilled.”
Sawabul Aamaal (English – Printed by As-Serat Publications), Pg 34