Aug
27

Ibn Abbas reported that the Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “Teach the people, and be easy on them, and not difficult. And when one of you is angry, let him be quiet” [Reported by Ahmad in his Musnad].

From this simple and beautiful hadith, we learn:

– Of the most noble of deeds is to teach others their religion. Each person should know his/her own level, and teach people in accordance with the knowledge Allah has given him/her.

– When teaching others, do not make the religion more difficult than it is, and do not teach others matters that are overly strict, detailed, or confusing for them. Be gentle and easy, and put higher standards on yourself than you do on other people.

– Be careful of speaking, and especially teaching, when angry. Anger clouds one’s judgment, and causes one to say things that will later bring regret, and perhaps even harm. An angry teacher will never be effective in imparting useful knowledge.

May Allah bless us to be of those who teach beneficial knowledge to others, and avoid misguiding and misleading others ! And may Allah bless us with the calmness to be effective teachers, and cause us to avoid the the anger and ramblings of ineffective teachers!

آمين يا ربّ العالمين!!

Aug
25

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam ‘ala Rasulillah

Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu):

Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Whoever has oppressed another person concerning his reputation or anything else, he should beg him to forgive him before the Day of Resurrection when there will be no money (to compensate for wrong deeds), but if he has good deeds, those good deeds will be taken from him according to his oppression which he has done, and if he has no good deeds, the sins of the oppressed person will be loaded on him.”

Bukhari Vol. 3 : No. 629

Aug
24

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=869059076560169&id=185523868247030

 

Aug
22

Great idea and well said – isn’t it about time that the different madhabs in Islam united against our common enemy ? Namely the Neocons and Zionist filth !

http://onepathnetwork.com/imam-panel/

 

 

 

Aug
21

http://www.soundvision.com/article/quran-and-ahadith-on-the-poor-and-needy

 

Aug
21

Mother:

I fought with death when I was giving birth to you. I spent sleepless nights when you were sick and crying. I never ate without feeding you first. I bore so many pains to bring you to the stage that you are in today. How will you repay me my son?

Son:
When I grow up, I will find a good job and earn lots of money for you so you can enjoy the pleasures of this world.

Mother:
Your father is doing this already and I do not expect this from you too. By the time you are earning I will be old and will not be in need of any worldly luxuries.

Son:
I will find a pious lady and marry her so she can cook for you and take care of you.

Mother:
That is not her duty my son and neither should you marry for that reason. It is not compulsory on her to do any service to me, neither do I expect this from her. Your marriage should be for you, a companion and a comfort for you as you go through this journey of life.

Son:
Tell me mother how can I repay you then?

Mother:
(With tears in her eyes) Visit or call me often. A mother only requires this much from you while she is alive. Then when I die give me your shoulder and bury me. Whenever you perform prayers, supplicate for me. Give out in charity for me. Remember your every good deed will benefit me in the hereafter so be good and kind always. Fulfill the rights of Allah SWT and all those around you. The sleepless nights and pains I took to bring you up was not a favour to you but was for my creator. He blessed me with you as a beautiful gift and as a means for me to attain His pleasure. Your every good deed becomes my repayment. Will you do it my son?

Son:
(Cannot speak and has tears in his eyes)

May we all be of those that are a coolness of our parents eyes and a means of their purification.

“Say My Lord be merciful to them as they brought me up in my childhood”
Aameen…

Aug
20

 

Bukhari Book 041, Hadith Number 591.

Narated By Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba : The Prophet said, “Allah has forbidden for you, (1) to be undutiful to your mothers, (2) to bury your daughters alive, (3) to not to pay the rights of the others (e.g. charity, etc.) and (4) to beg of men (begging). And Allah has hated for you (1) vain, useless talk, or that you talk too much about others, (2) to ask too many questions, (in disputed religious matters) and (3) to waste the wealth (by extravagance).

Aug
14

My daughter Amina’s experience after her first werk of 3 in a third World  country Uganda

It was my first proper day today.

Alhamdulillah I’ve got a bed to sleep in and clean water and after the things I’ve seen I’m so grateful for everything

I see life so differently, I cant come home the same person but I’m living the proper village life, Alhamdulillah I’ve got a bed to sleep in and clean water and after the things I’ve seen I’m so grateful for everything. Every now and then I have to leave and cry for a bit.

I’m not quite sure what to say here because there is so much that I need to share. Words and a picture can’t do justice to what I want to say but I’ll try. These incredible children here have so little but are so, so happy about life. Working here so far hasn’t been easy. I’ve been living like the villagers and it has been hard beyond measure. But you can’t do work like this and live a luxurious life. I came here to give, but I am learning so much. In the UK we take everything for granted. If you have water to drink, food to eat, a place to sleep and good sanitation you have no reason to complain about anything. I came to Uganda, my mothers hometown, to teach but these children have taught me so much.
(P.s. the girl I’m holding is called Maggie. I wish you could all hear her laugh it is the most beautiful sound I have ever heard).
Alhamdulillah ya Rabb for bringing me here. I wish everyone could experience this life and see the things that I’ve seen; the way I look at the word has completely changed. When I come home Inshaallah I know that I won’t be the same person that left.

“Simple living is a sure sign of true faith.” [Abu Dawud/Muslim] This is Muhammad. He may not have a lot but he’s very happy Alhamdulillah. He loves to sing and has the sweetest voice. Life is what you make of it, thankyou Muhammad for teaching me so much, you are my hero x

When nansu forgot her basmallah😂. So I came here intending to teach english and maths. Turns out we’re having Quran lessons too ahha! One of the most comforting things when I first arrived and was quite scared was hearing the Athaan outside. And these children recite so beautifully mashaallah. Mohammed loves to pray and always keeps me on top of my prayers. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the other side of the world, Islam is Islam wherever you are.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”- Malcolm X
The school life here is very basic. They have a few pencils, some paper, a black board, some chalk and a hell of a lot of energy and willingness to learn.

Madina (the headteacher) hasn’t had a lot of people visit from the UK. She wants to know how we teach so I’ve been making notes for her. For example, the kids were all colouring the same picture exactly as they had been told to colour it. My wonderful Collins coloured his different colours and got told off. I explained to her that kids learn through creativity, we need to mould children into people that can think for themselves. I’m making a book of notes for her on how they can improve their teaching. Madina tells me that when you pass on knowledge, you are never forgotten.
There are too many children here and only three teachers so the children don’t get any where near the attention that they need. However, these children are so, so l, so bright. Today I spent time spelling out words to this kid and he started slowly reading words by himself. His face after he did it was something out of this world, I have never seen a smile so huge. These children have so much potential, but in reality their future seems sad. Here are some of their aspirations.

This is Collins. I don’t know how I’m going to leave this kid that I have grown so attached to. I’m at school with him all day and he also lives in the village where I stay. The children here do everything for themselves from such a young age, it amazes me. Today Collins was playing and he was running so fast. He slipped because his shoes are too small for him and got such a massive graze on his arm, it genuinely hurt me so much inside to see it. He didn’t cry, he told me that he is strong. Later I found him crying on his own telling me that his wound is hurting so I held him. The kids here are raised to be strong, that’s how they have to be, they don’t have people that can hold them all the time when they hurt. Collins was sitting outside on his own after class. I asked him if he’s okay. He said “Amina I’m waiting for you. You are my friend and I don’t leave my friend behind”.

 

Aug
14

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Dear All,

I am climbing Scafell Pike (highest Peak in England) this weekend to raise money for Children’s Heart Unit in Leeds General Infirmary as part of the “Give A Gift” & “St. Martin’s Hospice” charities, based in Leeds. My target is to raise £1000. Please donate generously. Thanks for your support.

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Aug
13

Inna Lillahee Wa Inna Ilahee Rajeeon – from Allah we come and to Allah we return/belong. May Allah grant him the highest level in Janah (Paradise)

lillaahi maa ‘akhatha, wa lahu maa ‘a’taa, wa kullu shay’in ‘indahu bi’ajalin musamman . . . faltasbir waltahtasib.’A’dhamallaahu ‘ajraka, wa ‘ahsana ‘azaa’aka wa ghafara limayyitika.

Surely, Allah takes what is His, and what He gives is His, and to all things He has appointed a time. So have patience and be rewarded. Ameen

 

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