Teaching

Today,instead of me teaching my brother,I told him to teach me.

Alhamdulillah,a wonderful experience.
So much to learn.

It gave me him confidence.When he wrote something wrong,I would give a confusing expression and he would apologetically say,”Beta,I dont know that.” 🙂

I wrote with my left hand to make him feel good and told him to call out the spellings.That way he was revising.I was testing if he knew the spellings.

Once done with my writing..while he was checking..I asked him to explain what each word meant. There were many words he didnt know so I explained..and then told him, “Sir,I want to revise..pls explain again.” When he forgot..I told him “Sir,you were saying about that building (for far)” and he would remember…

For number work,I knew he was confused with spellings of 12,fifteen and five,13 so I deliberately wrote wrong spellings so that he would correct me.

For Hindi,he taught me the easy way of writing..3 and 1 makes “a”,s and arabic “wow” below makes “e”..

For Arabic,he was teaching me the sounds.
The way his Moulana taught him.

And at the end he was happy and he gave me smileys !
Aww,ma sha Allah. 🙂

We can learn so much from kids,Alhamdulillah.

Teaching them everyday could make them bored.Once in a while,trying something new helps.

While doing this,I learnt a few things:

1)The child would know and be confident of his strengths.

2)When he doesnt know,he would learn to ask,to question and not to be told and not feel shy to confess that he doesnt know something.

3)Kids often complain that their hands pain when they write.So,if I am writing,he wont complain and my work is done-he should revise.

4)While checking,he was paying attention to each letter and I observed how he learnt that way ..he understood his own mistakes..e.g.Five and fifteen.He knew he was the teacher,so if I was wrong he had to correct.

5)Meaning of words-giving him examples from where we were-on the terrace.

6)Studying in the open..Fresh air.

Alhamdulillah ! 🙂

SDK

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We need to realize that something needs to be done for the revert brothers and sisters.

Just calling them to Islam isnt enough…they need more help after reverting..in terms of knowledge,finan ce,shelter,jobs ,marriage..

We need to keep in touch with them..They need to be taught the basics,the method of wudu,ghusl,Sala h..and other details.

For those who are not allowed to stay at home by the family..they have to be given shelter..

Those who are financially weak need help.

As they are reverts,a born Muslim might not want to marry them due to society’s pressure.

Inspite of this,Alhamdulil lah so many people embrace Islam.

This shows that it is the truth,the beauty of Islam that captures their hearts..Allah Guides them and saves them from the evil of Shirk.SubhanAll ah.

Allah elevates their ranks.

We as a community need to realize these problems and be like the Ansars were to the Makkans..

Helping them..educating them,helping them find jobs,providing shelter..

And this is not the responsibility of an individual or a family or a group but the entire community (Muslims)..

The Dilliwal,Awlewa l,Bihari,Punjab i,Gujrati,Benga li,Iraqi,South Indian, ..then the madhabs..all this shouldnt stop you from helping your brother or sister in faith.

The Muslim Ummah is like one body,a huge family and we are all brothers and sisters in faith.If one is suffering or in pain and needs help …it is our responsibility to help.

A group of people will invite people to Islam..another group of people will educate them..another group will help with other aspects-shelter ,jobs,marriage etc.

Even at the time of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) there was distribution of responsibilitie s.Some Sahabahs like Abu Bakr r.a.,Muadh ibn Jabal r.a. and others would call people to Islam..Some Sahabahs who were wealthy would support the community.

Thats how a community progresses..the strong (in knowledge,wealt h,resources etc) help the weak (in terms of what I mentioned above.)

May Allah give us hearts like the Ansars.May Allah instill in our hearts Love for Him.May Allah Help us to utilize the blessings He has bestowed upon us to Please Him,to serve His Deen and the Ummah.Ameen

We would love to read your comments/ opinion on this.

If you wish to help in any way,kindly let us know.

Jazakumullahu khairan.

Treat equally

We want recognition from the rich,the elites,the famous,the strong people but we turn away or avoid eye contact when we recognize or are recognized by the poor,the less fortunate,the weak.

I have observed how people behave around the famous,the elites..they try to catch attention,hover around them.

But incase they recognize or are recognized by the maids,drivers,office staff..their families..they feel embarassed..!

Your real value is measured by how you behave with those who are less fortunate than you,those who cant give you anything materialistic..the way they treat you and their opinion of you..

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.

Albert Einstein

Job and dawah

If you are a Teacher,make others reflect on the fact that to make the students understand the curriculum/syllabus/text book,a teacher is required,who will answer the questions,explain and make things easy.

A student isnt just left on her own and told to study.Right?A teacher is required.

Similarly,humans are given a manual (Quran),guidelines for covering each aspect of their lives and Allah sent a teacher,a Messenger-Prophet Muhammad (pbuh),to make it easy to understand..to show us that it is practical.

If you are a doctor,make others reflect on the fact that even though you are studying and operating on people..it is Allah,Who cures and gives health.No matter how much you try,you cant stop a person from dying nor can you bring back dead to life.

There are so many examples of how people who had no hope of recovering,became healthy and there are so many normal,healthy people suddenly developing diseases,disorders and cant be cured by doctors.Allah has control over life and death.

If you are a designer (fashion/interior) make others reflect on the fact that the finer details are so important and how those finer details makes each piece stand out from the other.

Allah has created things so perfectly.There are so many finer details and this makes one stand out from the other.Each one is unique.

If you are a scientist,make others reflect on how this world-the plants,animals,humans, cant be a product of a Big Bang or evolution from simple chemicals or monkeys to complex cells or humans.

Allah created humans,plants and animals.When asked about a robot,we say it is created by man.When asked about humans,we say it is a result of evolution and that too from monkeys!

Islam is perfect

Human beings can NEVER produce\manufacture a PERFECT Product.
That is why we have so many Versions,Series,Updates of Softwares,mobiles,laptops or any other man-made product.

But ALLAH has sent a PERFECT Religion-ISLAM !
(A COMPLETE WAY OF LIFE) No Updates\Versions Required.

For All People.
For All Times.

Perfect !
And Yes,it has “Stood the Test of Time”.

Times Change,Man’s Nature Does Not .

Dua

May Allah guide us and make us true believers of Islam.May Allah make us obedient to our parents,elders and all those who call us towards truth and guidance.
May we spread Deen with our knowledge.
May Allah bless us with people,who will take us closer to Allah and complete our Eeman and take us to Jannah.Aameen.

Allah aapko har nek kaam me kamyabi de or usko aapke liye aasaan kare.Allah apko gunaho se bachae,aapke eeman ko mazbut kare..aapse bahut logon ko faydo ho.Aameen.

Incident on mawlid

I didn’t want to step out of the house today coz of traffic but had to with mom and muhammad to go to doctor.

I could hear the biddah.Mom and I were talking about it and making dua.

When we stepped out of the car..we heard milads and instantly Muhammad started calling out for Tawheed-shahadah and other duas.Ma sha Allah.May Allah give us strength to stand up for and be people of Tawheed.Ameen

Alert

Assalamualaikum.

14th February-Valentines Day,Right ?

And that is why so many posts and articles on love from now on Islamic pages and Muslims timelines?

Yes.

Not to promote or encourage.

But to make it clear and spread awareness about why we youngsters shouldnt be involved in an illegal,haram relationship.

During this youth stage of a human beings life,we do have the tendency of developing feelings for the opposite sex.

This is due to the hormones as well as due to the sexualized world around us.

Having feelings for a member of the opposite sex is one thing and expressing it in a halal or haram way is the other thing.

Make it halal.

Approach the elders concerned.

If that cant be done due to some reason,make Dua to Allah,to make it halal,to bless you with a righteous sister or brother.

Do istikharah.
Seek Allah’s Help.

To the singles,
Do not meet the person in seclusion,do not share romantic messages and gifts.

Let your romance blossom after your Nikah.

For the married people,why choose this one day to exchange romantic gifts and messages?

Do it 365 1/4 days.
It doesnt have to be expensive,materialistic gifts exchange.

It could be a grin,a smile,a hug,a word.

Read the Seerah and you’ll know the different ways on how to be a loving spouse.

May Allah protect us from haram relationships.

May Allah grant us halal love,a righteous spouse.Ameen

“Boyfriends and Girlfriends will leave you in this dunya, while a righteous spouse will be with you even in Jannah”!
– Boona Mohammed

Love a natural feeling

We often say this is haram.Dont do it.
Yet people do except a few who abstain.
When we tell others that do not celebrate Valentines day or do not indulge in girlfriend-boyfriend relationships,when we say such and such things are forbidden..people wont stop doing the haram things .
When we say something is wrong or forbidden,we have to tell them the best alternative-what is the right thing to do,what is permissible.
In this case,marriage is the best thing for two people who love each other.
The Prophet salallahu aleyhi wasallam as mentioned, recognized love as a natural feeling even if it was not consummated by marriage provided that it did NOT result into something that was unlawful or crossed the confines of the Shari’ah and the displeasure of Allah.
One such story is that of the companion Khansa bint Khadam. Khansa bint Khadam went to the Prophet salallahu aleyhi wasallam and told him that that she did not want to marry a particular man that her father forced on her and she said, “My cousin is more beloved to me.”
Narrated Khansa bint Khidam Al-Ansariya: that her father gave her in marriage when she was a matron and she disliked that marriage. So she went to Allah’s Apostle and he declared that marriage invalid.
At that time, she was a young woman but this did not stop her from expressing herself in front of the Prophet salallahu aleyhi wasallam about who she loved! And this man was Ar Rasool salallahu aleyhi wasallam, the Prophet of Allah.
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“Halal and Haram love
Indeed:
“It is He who created you from one soul and created from it its mate that he might dwell in security with her…”
(Surah Al-Araf 7:189)
Masha’Allah that is what halal love is all about.
It is a balanced love in which the focus still remains on making sure we please Allah Subhannahu wa ta’ala every step of the way.
Haram love on the other end is a love that we seek ourselves selfishly without following the limits set by Allah Subhannahu wa ta’ala.
“And [yet], among the people are those who take other than Allah as equals [to Him].
They love them as they [should] love Allah. But those who believe are stronger in love for Allah. And if only they who have wronged would consider [that] when they see the punishment,
[they will be certain] that all power belongs to Allah and that Allah is severe in punishment.”
(Surah Baqarah 2:165)
Furthermore, we are strictly reminded in another passage of the Qur’an that Allah and His Messenger Sallahu alayhi wa salaam should always come first:
“Say, [O Muhammad], “If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce wherein you fear decline, and dwellings with which you are pleased are more beloved to you than Allah and His Messenger and jihad in His cause, then wait until Allah executes His command. And Allah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people.”
(Surah At-Taubah 9:24)
To the believers, the cause of Allah is what matters the most, the way of life that is prescribed for them in the Qur’an, they do not make any compromises with anyone against that way of life, even to their much loved ones.
Thus we should always keep in mind that obeying Allah is the ultimate goal.
As soon as we engage in haram while seeking a spouse, Shaytan takes control and Allah’s baraka (blessing) vanishes because Shaitan’s work and Allah’s baraka do not coexist, just as truth and falsehood, halal and haram do not coexist.
A good example of this fact is when the companions were told how they would get rewarded for engaging in sexual acts with their spouses.
The Messenger of Allah, Sallahu alayhi wa salaam explained the fact that had they engaged in haram sexual acts, they would have been punished.
The difference between halal and haram love is clear. One brings us rewards in this life and the next, while the other one brings us doom in this life and the next.
“In the sexual act of each of you there is a sadaqa.” The Companions replied: “O Messenger of Allah! When one of us fulfils his sexual desire, will he be given a reward for that?”
And he said, “Do you not think that were he to act upon it unlawfully, he would be sinning? Likewise, if he acts upon it lawfully he will be rewarded.”
(Sahih Muslim Book #5 Hadith #2198)
May Allah forgive all of us who have unfortunately experienced haram love.
What I know now for sure is that halal love is worth the wait, it is worth the sacrifices; it is worth persevering in the obedience of Allah.
May Allah help all our single brothers and sisters seek only halal love. Ameen.”

Love

“If a man truly wants you to be his loving wife, he will come to your parents admits all the obstacles.
Know that he will not be AFRAID whether he has enough WEALTH or MATERIALISTIC things,
Because he is a man of DEEN, coming to marry his QUEEN.”