what islam is all about

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Mother's love

So there was this young man about twenty years old (let’s call him Jamal). Jamal was approached by a salesman, Adam, who offered Jamal one hundred thousand dollars (or dinars) for his mother’s heart (whether it is figurative or literal we do not know).

Jamal, with dollar signs in his eyes and greed in his heart, took the offer to be literal and went home right away and with a dagger claimed the life of his mother and tore out her heart and hurriedly started back towards the marketplace to find the salesman. On his way to the marketplace, Jamal tripped on some pebbles and as he fell down he dropped his mother’s heart and it got all dirty with the dust from the ground. After he fell, a soft voice came from within the heart and said: “O my son, are you alright?”

Startled, Jamal realized what he had done and started crying. He cried so much that the tears from his eyes rolled down his cheeks and with those tears the dirt on the heart was wiped clean. Jamal, now desperate, wanted a way out of the major sin he had just committed. He picked up his dagger and pulled it up and was about to take his own life. Suddenly, the same soft voice came out a second time from the heart. This time it stated: “O my son, do not kill me twice.”

This story definitely symbolizes a mother’s love for her child. The Quran and Sunnah show the importance of one’s parents. Quranic verses:

1. “We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents; in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth” (46:15).

2. “Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor. And out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: ‘My Lord! bestow on them Thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood’” (17:23-24).

3. “We have enjoined on man and woman kindness to parents; but if they (either of them) strive (to force) thee to join with Me anything of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not’” (29:8).

4. “We have enjoined on man and woman (to be good) to his/her parents; show gratitude to Me and to thy parents; to Me is (thy final) Goal. If they (parents) strive to make thee join in worship with Me things of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration) and follow the way of those who turn to Me (in love)” (31:14-15).

The fourth verse listed is something we need to take seriously (including myself). Insha’Allah, we should never get angry or raise our voices with our parents. I saw this cool billboard about moms. It read something like “She doesn’t love because she’s tough. She’s tough because she loves.” I think that statement hits it right home. A few hadith talking about mothers (and fathers) are:

1. A man came to Rasulullah (SAW) and said, ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? Rasulullah (SAW) said: Your mother. The man said, ‘Then who?’ Rasulullah (SAW) said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?’ Rasulullah (SAW) said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?’ Rasulullah (SAW) said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim).

2. Abu Usaid Saidi said: We were once sitting with Rasulullah (SAW) when a man from the tribe of Salmah came and said to him: O Messenger of Allah! do my parents have rights over me even after they have died? And Rasulullah said: Yes. You must pray to Allah to bless them with His Forgiveness and Mercy, fulfill the promises they made to anyone, and respect their relations and their friends (Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah).

3. Abdullah ibn Amr related that Rasulullah (SAW) said: The major sins are to believe that Allah has partners, to disobey one’s parents, to commit murder, and to bear false witness (Bukhari, Muslim).

4. Rasulullah (SAW) said, “Be at your mother’s feet and there is the Paradise.” (Ibn Majah)

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

For the love

Monday, 22 February 2010

Inspiring Story- -This flame is nothing ...

The Story Of Two Friends

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Anatomy of a Believer

Anatomy of a Believer :)

Forehead - Place for Prostration

Eyes - saves them from haram

Ears - listens to Quran

Tongue - speaks only what pleases Allah

Heart - full of belief in Allah

Muscles - fights against the oppressor

Stomach - fasts during the month of Ramadan

Hands - helps the needy, gives in charity

Legs - uses to go for pilgrimage

Feet - uses to go to the mosque

Monday, 8 February 2010

A Carrot, An Egg And A Cup of Coffee

(I just read this story and I thought I would like to share it :) )

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as though just as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil.

In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.

Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see."

Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did, and noted that they were soft.

The mother then asked the daughter to take the egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee.

The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.

The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently.

The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

"Which are you?" she asked her daughter.

"When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?"

Think of this: Which am I?

Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, ... but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity?

Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Sunday, 7 February 2010

outlandish - I only ask of God

I only ask of God
He won't let me be indifferent to the suffering
That the very dried up death doesn't find me
Empty and without having given my everything

(Todos juntos Por Favor!)
I only ask of God
He won't let me be indifferent to the wars
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people

People...people, people

I only ask of God
He won't let me be indifferent to the injustice (ohh no no no no...)
That they do not slap my other cheek
After a claw has scratched my whole body

(Todos juntos Por Favor!)
I only ask of God
He won't let me be indifferent to the wars (no no no...)
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people

(Yeah... Put Your Lights On. For All My People)

Solo le pido a Dios
Que la guerra no me sea indiferente
Es un monstruo grande y pisa fuerte
Toda la pobre inocencia de la gente
Es un monstruo grande y pisa fuerte
Toda la pobre inocencia de la gente


Sunday, 25 October 2009



Such is the respect and honour that is given to Mary by Allah that the chapter called Maryam in the Quran is named after her. No other woman in the history of mankind is honoured in this way.

After Mary had given birth, people were suspicious and started to accuse her of sin. The Quran reveals how the baby Jesus (p) miraculously spoke from the cradle in defence of his pious mother.


The narrative continues with the Quran revealing some of the miracles that were performed by Prophet Jesus (p). The miracles tended to centre around healing and curing, as people at the time placed great faith in healers. They were performed by Allah's permission as a sign to the people that Propher Jesus (p) was a true Messenger of Allah.


The disciples of Propher Jesus (p) declared that they were Muslims who believed in him message and would obey their Lord. However, they wanted some more proof in the form of food sent from heaven, so they could satisfy themselves that they were on the right path. So Propher Jesus (p) prayed for 'a table spread with food'.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Jesus - Prophet of Islam

Known in Quran as Eesa bin Maryam. He is regarded as a Prophet, a reformist, 'the anointed one' and the 'Spirit of Allah' who was elevated to heaven. He was born miraculously: he spoke from the cradle as a baby, cured leprosy and those born deaf and blind, raised the dead and blew life into inanimate objects - al by the Will of Allah. Muslims do not believe that he was Allah of part of a trinity or that he was crucified or that he was 'son of God'.
His high status to Muslims highlighted by the fact that the Quran mentions him by name 25 times. In comparsion Prophet Muhammad (saw) is only mentioned by name 5 times. It is not surprising for muslims as the Quran is regarded as the world of Allah. Also Mary the mother of Jesus (p) is mentioned in the Quran and chapter is named after her. Anyone who disbelieve in Jesus (p) is not muslim.
In islamic tradition the mother of Jesus (p) was unique, in that she gave birth to a son by a miracle without the intervention of any physical means. The Prophethood of Jesus (p) is described with an emphasis on the miracles performed by him. This chapter contains an account of Propher Jesus' (p) life taken from the Quran.

  • (Mention, O Muhammad) when the wife of Imran said, "My Lord, indeed I have pledged to You what is in my womb, consecrated (for Your service), so accept this from me. Indeed, You are the Hearing, the Knowing. "But when she delivered her, she said, "My Lord, I have delivered a famale." And Allah was most knowing of what she delivered, "And the male is not like the famale. And I have named her Mary and I seek refuge for her in You and (for) her descendants from Satan, the expelled (from the mercy of Allah)." So her Lord accepted her with good acceptance and caused her to grow in a good manner and put her in the care of Zacharias. (Quran, The Family of Imran 3:35-37)

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Long time...

Salam Aleikum, I m very very sorry I didnt write here long time... I had some problems and I didnt have internet. InshaAllah I will have more time now.

Please remember me in ur Duas. Jazakallah khair