Saturday, 6 September 2008

O Palestine

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

O Palestine, your land is so pure
Your riddance of the Infamous Zionists*is its cure
Your lands are green and blessed
Even your cursed enemies confessed

And thus they attack your Olive trees
They bulldoze your houses and your valuables they seize
They fill your pure air with debris and kill as they please
As a way to feed their hearts' disease

All the plants will one day testify--its in their fate
With the exception of one, the one they cultivate
AlGharqd, the tree of treachery will have nothing to say
It will be silent and shut itself like we do today

We live in a time of hope and despair
Where no human would give an earthly care
For those children orphaned or dead or those mothers widowed
Or those men incarcerated, and they wonder why they explode

The land--is now lost
Our dignity has been bought at a cheap cost
By money, it was sold
And true where the words that the Prophet* told

"The Fitnah of Bani Israel was women and yours is Money"
The words of the Mustafa* are like ailments to honey
But this shifa' is and never was given by force
For the Nabi* was told to only warn and endorse

But to those who believe in Him, Allah makes a way out
For those who pray, read His Book and serve Him with no doubt
A day will come when one can hold the banner high and say
"All praise is due to Allah" as we thank Him for this glorious day

But hey...

Only if we unite in goodwill, the force of evil will slowly perish
If Allah gave us the power, and we loved Him and cherish
Our Muslim brothers and sisters no matter who they are
And where they come from--near or far

The day still seems far
As far as the North Star
But your flowers will once more bloom and the Sun will shine
On your land that is divine
O Palestine...

* May the Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him
* Zionists does not equal Jews

Saturday, 16 August 2008

The Wisdom Of Luqman

Advices Of Luqman Hakeem.

The son of Luqman said to his father, ' O my beloved father, which quality of man is the best? '
He replied, ' Deen. '
He then asked, ' If there were two? '
He replied, ' Deen & Wealth. '
He asked, ' If there were three? '
He replied, ' Deen, Wealth & Modesty. ' He asked, ' If there were four? '
He replied, ' Deen, Wealth, Modesty & Good Character. '
e asked, ' If there were five? '
He replied, ' Deen, Wealth, Modesty, Good character & Generosity. '
He said, ' If there were six? '
Luqman replied, ' O my son! If a person had these five qualities combined in him, he would be pure and pious and a friend of Allah. He would be free of Shaitaan. '

Luqman said, ' I have moved rocks and carried speech,
but i have not seen anything heavier than debt.
I have eaten wholesome foods and embraced good deeds,
but i have never witnessed anything tastier than health and vitality. '

He said, ' When you are engaged in Salaah,
then protect your heart.
When you are engaged in eating,
then protect your throat.
If you are in someone else's home,
then protect your eyes.

When you are amongst people,
then protect your tongue.
Think of two things and forget two;
As for the two you should remember;
they are Allah and d eath.
And the two which you should forget are; The good you have done for others,
and the evil done to you by others. '

( Shaikh Yusuf Kathaar Muhammad)

Saturday, 17 May 2008

The Soul Of The Son Of Adam

Ibn Qayyim wrote in his highly esteemed book, Al Fawa'id : ' How perfect is Allah! In the soul of man is the pride of Iblis, the jealousy of Qabil, the insolence of the people of 'Ad, the tyranny of Thamud, the temerity of Namrud, the arrogance of Pharaoh, the wrongdoing of Qarun, the trickeries of the people of Sabt, the rebelliousness of Al-Walid, the ignorance of Abu Jahl, and the impudence of Haman. The soul of man also has many characteristics of beasts. He has the avarice of a crow, the gluttony of a dog, the display of the peacok, the filth of the hog, the malice of the camel, the predatory nature of the lion, the venom of the snake, the frivolity of the ape, the greed of the ant, and the deception of the fox. '

The rigid training of the soul exercises these conditions; however, if one allows any of these traits to and prevail, one then becomes akin to the ones cursed by Allah, and akin to the beasts possessing lowly characteristics. A person who allows these traits to te his soul is not that commodity in the contract described by Allah the exalted:

Verily, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives.
( Quran 9:111 )

uch a commodity (soul) must be refined by faith and purified by repentance and attentiveness in worship. The commodity must also be protected from defects or from being destroyed so as to allow the buyer to accept it.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Food For Thought

There is no compulsion for man to accept the TRUTH. But it is certainly a shame upon the Human intellect when man is not even interested in finding out as to what is the TRUTH! Islam teaches that God has given man the faculty of reason and therefore expects man to reason things out objectively and systematically for himself/herself. To reflect and to question and to reflect.

Nobody should press you to make a hasty decision to accept any of the teachings of Islam, for Islam teaches that man should be given the freedom to choose. Even when man is faced with the TRUTH, there is no compulsion upon man to embrace it. But before you begin to form an opinion about Islam, ask yourself whether your existing knowledge of is thorough enough. Ask yourself whether that knowledge has been obtained through non-Muslim third party sources; who themselves have probably been exposed to only random glimpses of Islamic writings and have yet to reason on Islam, objectively and systematically themselves.

Is it fair, that one should form an opinion about the taste of a particular dish just by hearsay from others who may themselves not necessarily have tasted the dish yet, or has different tastes from you?

Similarly you should find out for yourself about Islam from reliable sources and not only taste it, but digest it, well before you form an opinion. That would be the intellectual approach to Islam.

It is up to you to make the next move. In making your move Islam continuously reassures you that your rights to freedom of choice and freedom to use that God given faculty of thought and reason will be respected. Every man has that individual will. No one else can take away that will and force you to surrender to the will of God. You have to find out and make that decision yourself.

For all of you who are studying Islam in the quest for Truth and enlightenment-May your intellectual journey towards the TRUTH be a pleasant one.

Sunday, 13 April 2008

The Lost Generation

Once we were Kings and Queens,
Enlightening the world with the treasures,
Of the Qur'an and Sunnah of our deen.
But we lost it all, We have lost it all.

For those for whom chastity was a virtue,
Immodesty has now become the theme.
For those for whom Allah was the aim,
The wealth of the world has now become their dream.

It is as if we walk in a trance.
A lost generation of souls.
To Shaytaans tune we dance.
Paying no attention to higher goals.

The eyes of the pious shed tears,
In sorrow and grief for a people deceived,
But we continue in our ways,
Paying no attention and taking no heed.

How long will this situation continue?
How long will we continue to play?
How long will we ignore the questions,
That will come from Allah when our life ends
And we finish our stay?

Is it not time to change our situation?
Is it not time to change our way?
Is it not time to change our direction,
Turn over a new leaf and begin a new day?

The doors of guidance are still open,
The window of opportunity still awaits,
But the pen of life waits for no man.
So take hold of yourself and return.
Return to Allah before its too late.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Sharing A Thought On...Happiness

For the longest time, it seemed that life was about to start. Real
But there was always some obstacle along the way, an ordeal to
get through, some work to be finished, some time to be given, a
bill to be paid. Then life would start.
I finally came to understand that those obstacles were life.

That point of view helped me see
that there isn't any road to
Happiness IS the road.

So, enjoy every moment.
Stop waiting for school to end, for a return to school, to lose ten pounds,
to gain ten pounds, for work to begin, to get married, for Friday evening,
for Saturday morning, waiting for a new car, for your mortgage to be paid
off, for spring, for summer, for autumn, for winter, for the first or the fifteenth
of the month, for your song to be played on the radio, to di e, to be
reborn.... before deciding to be happy.

Enjoy every moment, treat every problem as a lesson to be learnt, and thank the Lord of Man for giving you....Life.