Monday, 30 July 2007


Peace & Blessings

Old as the stars probably,but this short piece is definitely something to ponder over.

To realise the value of one year,ask the student who failed a grade.

To realise the value of one month,ask the mother who gave birth to a premature baby.

To realise the value of one day,ask the editor of a daily newspaper.

To realise the value of one hour,ask the bride waiting to be wed.

To realise the value of one minute,ask the man who just missed the train.

To realise the value of one second,ask the person who just avoided an accident.

To realise the value of one milli-second,ask the Olympian who qualified for the bronze.

Treat everyday as your last.
Treasure every moment you have.
And remember that time waits for no-one.
Today is history.Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
The gift of life.

Sunday, 22 July 2007

The Two Wolves Inside Of Us...

Peace & Blessings....

I read this short tale a while ago,it really enabled me to think of how less we try to stop ourselves doing bad.We have a choice between doing good and bad.We are good at laying the fault at shaitans feet,but if we were really strong in faith,and if we tried we would be able to free ourselves from the same time free ourselves from our own evil thoughts.

An old Indian grandfather said to his grandson,who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice...

'Let me tell you a story.I too,at times have felt a great h8 for those that have taken so much,with no sorrow for what they do.But h8 wears you down,and does not hurt your enemy.
It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would vanish.I have struggled with these feelings many times....'

He continued:

'It is as if there are two wolves inside me:
One is good and does no harm.He lives in harmony with all round him and does not take offence when no offence was intended.He will only fight when it is right to do so,and in the right way.He saves all his energy for the right fight.
But the other wolf,ahhh!
He is full of anger.The littlest thing will send him into a fit of temper.He fights everyone,all the time,for no reason.He cannot think because his anger and his h8 are so great.It is helpless anger,for his anger will change nothing.Sometimes it is hard to live with there two wolves inside me,for both of them try to te me spirit.'

The boy looked intently into his grandfathers eyes and asked,'Which one wins grandfather?'
The grandfather smiled,and said quietly....

'The one i feed...'

Helping Hand

Peace & Blessings

Walking back from Asda the other day,i spotted an old man walking along,huddled in
an inadequate coat against the rain.He gripped a walking stick in one hand and several
bags in the other,he had difficulty walking.Anyone would have felt pity at the sight.Actually
i'm sure you would see plenty of old people like this around.With no one to help them carry there bags,or offer them a lift home.if i hadn't been carrying a bag in each hand,i would
certainly have stopped and asked if i could assist.

As muslims,shouldn't we know better?We have our Prophet Muhammad,the mercy to both the
worlds for a beautiful example.The man who mended his own clothes,and helped with the
housework,the man who never sent away a beggar empty handed,the man who told us to be kind
and caring towards our fellow sisters and no other than our prophet,Gods greatest
messenger,Muhammad,peace be upon him.People these days seem to favour following the
examples of irresponsible 'pop stars' and what not,if people followed the example of Muhammad,the world would be a better place.

The messenger of Allah,Muhammad peace be upon him said:'Whoever relieves a believer of distress in this world,Allah will relieve him of some of the distress on the day of resurrection.Whoever makes things easier for those who are in difficulty,Allah will make things easy for him in this world and the next.Whoever conceals the faults of a believer in this world,Allah will conceal his faults in this world and in the hereafter.Allah will help the slave so long as the slave helps his/her brother/sister.' (Mishkaat)

InshaAllah (God-Willing) lets take a lesson from the Prophet and help others and therefore,help ourselves...

Saturday, 14 July 2007


Peace & blessings

Thought id type down a few thoughts on my blog for a change!
...iv been thinking a lot these days.All these atrocities committed in the world today....
and the media never lets up blaming the Muslims...its gone past the point when you can say
oh,omg,astaghfirAllah,how can muslims do this?because now its getting extremely
difficult believing the media,considering all the media does is directly target the muslims,
blame all and sundry act of 'ter rorism' on us muslims and cause more racial discrimination
and unrest.I don't believe that my muslim brothers and sisters are responsible for these
acts,but if they are,then any muslim can clarify for you that Islam forbids the killling of in nocent
Now looking at it from a different point,IF-and its a big IF- these people ARE muslims,
can you honestly blame them?Palestine...the situation is always reported biasedly on the
news,palestinians are always the 'baddies' and israel is oh so good.well actually,read
what a jewish rabbi has to say on the matter of the zionists oppressing the palestinians:

'We have come to Boston today to protest the celebration of the founding of the blasphemous
and heretical zionist state taking place here.we represent Torah true jews who remain loyal
to authentic judaism,who know that the root cause of the conflict and instability
plaguing the middle east and hence the entire world,is the heresy against God,called
zionism,and the heinous crimes committed in the name of its ille getimate 'state of Israel.'

Zionism!an ideology that is antithetical to judaism,one formented by unabashed atheists,
heretics and even some ostensibly 'religious' collaborators who have sold there souls to the
irreligious zionists for money and power.'
Rabbi yisroel feldman of neturei Karta
at a rallyhosted by the new england committee to defend Palestine,to protest the'Boston
celebrates Israel festival.')

interesting isn't it.Not to mention the disgusting attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq.
Yep,its disgusting and saddening.
Although i do not believe that Muslims are committing these atrocities,if it IS Muslims
then a true muslim will condemn such acts,as Islam does NOT support such acts.
Do Not Judge A People Because Of The Actions Of A Few.


When i was the first Qiblah,you faced
praying me.
What a sacred place i am,why don't you see.

The cities of Makkah & Medinah are sacred to you.
These are cities sacred to Allah,but i am also sacred to

Now that i am in danger,look how you have deserted
The enemies are planning to take over,yet
you are watching peacefully.

Please get up,O' dear Muslim,and show the world you
Come on and lets be united,so then they wont dare!

And if you dont do something to show that you love me,
on the day of Qiyaamah,it will be Allah,you,and

Take heed oh muslims,and help the suffering Muslims in the land of Palestine.

Sunday, 8 July 2007

My Beloved...

There was a time in my youth
when Islam was only a custom.
They said,'Say Laa Ilaaha Illallah
And pray,you'll go to heaven.'

AH,how simple,
no struggle in this,
just a word,and a simple act.
Thereafter,im absolved in this world,
with my 'assured' place in paradise intact.

But this was not to be my fate
for ALLAH chose to guide my heart.
I learnt of a man who struggled so hard,
When his mission was difficult from the start.

The story of someone who had morals
spoke gently,kindness as he knew.
Never fearing to say what is right,
his conviction in ISLAM was true.

The touch of his hand was as soft as silk,
to comfort the crying child.
To mend his clothes,or do the chores,
never complaining,he always smiled.
A living he made with his bare hands,
the same that held his mighty sword.
Valour shone from the edge of his blade,
every heart and soul he adored.

His smell was always of musk,
and cleanliness he kept at his best.
Stark contrast with the heroes of today,
who stink of b eer and sweat.

He held the hands of his companions,
unashamed to make children happy.
So modest,so humble,a perfect example,
that even a stranger could recognise him.

His eyes slept very little,
for nights were precious.
His prayers he treasured much greater,
To wake and pray in the depths of night,
Seeking forgiveness,and being near to his creator.

He broke his teeth for me at Uhud,
and bled for me at Taa'if.
He cried for me,tears of concern,
Just so i could have this belief.

His enemies admired his teachings,
Uniting every religion,every clan.
Till ISLAM came to every corner of this world,
yet,indeed,he was only a Man.

To own a house,or build his wealth
was not his main concern.
To establish ISLAM was more essential,
to bring us under a Higher Authority.

Don't you want him to plea for your case,
when before Allah,the judge,you stand?
Don't you wish to be around his fountain,
a burning desire to drink from his hand?

So love him more than all creation,
our leader,OUR Beautiful Prophet
MUHAMMAD~was a mercy to all mankind
and to me,he is MY BELOVED!

Friday, 6 July 2007

Who is a poor man?

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah narrated that the Holy Prophet peace be upon him
asked the companions:'do you know who is a poor man?' The companions answered:
'He who has neither money nor property is poor in our eyes.'

The Holy Prophet peace be upon him said:'The poor man amongst my people is he
who shall come with an abundant amount of prayers,fasts and charity
on the day of judgement,but who would also have abused someone,produced
false charges against an individual,stole someones belongings,or beaten
or killed a person.'

he complaints of the oppressed people will be heard by Allah and a case made out for each
of them.The wrongs they suffered will be made amends for by the good deeds of the wrong
doers.On the day of judgement the good deeds of the individuals shall be the currency,
with which the dues shall be paid.

Monday, 2 July 2007


'The parable of those who spend their substance in the way of Allah is that of a grain
of corn;it groweth seven ears,and each ear hath a hundred grains.Allah giveth
manifold increase to whom he pleaseth;and Allah careth for all and he knoweth all things.'

-Quran 2:274-

'Those who (in charity) spend of their goods by night and by day,in secret and in public,
have their reward with their Lord:on them shall be no fear,nor shall they grieve.'
-Quran 2:274-

Six Bridges

Ibrahim Bin Adham said to a man during the circulation (Tawaaf) of the Ka'abah:

'Remember dear brother,you shall never be counted among the righteous
ones until you have crossed the six bridges.Firstly,that you close the door of
favours on yourself and open the door of hardship for yourself.Secondly,that
you refrain from love of honour and prefer humility.Thirdly,that you refrain
from comfort and accept hardship.Fourthly,that you discard love of sleep and
enforce on yourself love of remaining awake-for worship,Ibaadah.Fifthly,that you
discard riches and prefer poverty.Sixthly,that you disassociate yourself from hoping and
prepare for death.'


The Robes Of Humanity

A Student engaged in the acquisition of western education switched to Deeni (Islamic)
studies.Someone asked him the reason for cutting short his western education.
The student replied:
'I desired to don the robes of humanity,for it is well-known that people are identified
by there national garb.Allah Almighty has specified the type of garment in the Quran.he says:
'And the robes of Taqwa (God fearing) are best.

This robe of Taqwa is not obtainable without the knowledge of the Dean.True and perfect
knowledge of the Deen is in the arabic language,hence the robes of humanity lies in arabic.
I have,therefore,switched from english to arabic to commence my Deeni education.'

(Maulana Maseehullah)