Let your thoughtsand actions inspire

Let the thoughts that come to your mind, the words that you utter and the actions you do -be the reason why people respect you or want to be with you or look up to you. Not your clothes, shoes, jewellery,makeup,gadgets, sophisticated language and accent, car,etc.

Unfortunately today it is really sad. So many people who are talking of change and changing the society,the world are caught up in this. They are so conscious of the above things.

Unnecessary. Be simple and let your message be simple and powerful. The talk, activities etc can be challenging, innovative but it is important that it reaches the hearts and minds. So much to learn from the life of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

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Reflection while cooking

Reflections while cooking

Initially when I started cooking kebabs,it would look nice and tasty but it was tasteless because the spices didn’t seep in. Alhamdulillah with time, I have learnt to cook average and keep certain things in mind as told by mom. May Allah bless her.

Reflections:
1.When a person just talks about Islam,teaches and doesn’t walk the talk, his Dawah efforts may not really be that effective and also he doesn’t get real satisfaction and peace in life.

But when a person learns Islam, lives Islam and teaches Islam, he benefits himself and others in the Duniya and Akhirah.

2.A person might appear good ( deeds and looks)  but might not have a good heart. It might be superficial.

Such a person can do good but may not be that effective where results or success is concerned.

When you do things from within, sincerely it is beautiful. It will be effective in short or long run, in sha Allah.

3. Islam is not just memorising information and facts and stories to be able to impress people or for sharing knowledge for the sake of it. Islam is about learning and applying what we learn to our daily lives. It is about learning and reflection.

It is not just about attending a khutbah or an Islamic class once in a while,respecting and reading Qur’an for specific duration, covering head and dressing decently in a religious gatherings. No.

Islam is what you live in public and private places. When with people and when alone. Islam is what you live and practise everywhere irrespective of the places, time and people. It is a way of life.

4. Education today has become superficial. It is about learning and giving exams and a great competition to attain higher degrees irrespective of the quality and its ability to transform individuals and society gets wasted.

Sad. Doesn’t matter if you just hang out and waste time in school or college. Just there to have fun and pass exam, get good marks and promotions. Who cares about reflection and transformation. Boring stuff, ha?

Indeed” some students drink at the fountain of knowledge and others just gargle. ” Those who drink at the fountain of knowledge benefit themselves and others around them while those who gargle, so many resources wasted! 

The knowledge you gain in school and college should make you reflect and connect.

“Photosynthesis teaches about social change”is a simple example. Its not extraordinary, rather it is what should be, what education should do to us.

If only we know that we are created by Allah for a purpose, that this life is temporary, that everything in this world is a means of earning Paradise or Hell, that we have limited time on this Earth, in this world and that we are accountable for what we say and do, that you can deceive people but can’t deceive the Lord of the people, that you can bribe the police, the judges, the politicians but can’t bribe, the King of Kings, the Judges of Judges, Allah, the Greatest…

If only we knew the Haqq, the truth,our lives would be so much better, peaceful and happy, our efforts would be successful in the short or long run, every good news and bad news would bring consolation – gratitude and patience. We would then be role models for the society, for the world. We would be social reformers in every place we go and for every person we meet.

May Allah Guide us all and grant us the true understanding of His Deen. May Allah grant us beneficial Knowledge. May Allah make everything that He has blessed us with a means to invest in the Akhirah. Ameen

Kindness to animals

On the way to my brothers school, I see an old man with a stick in one hand and a bag in the other coming in the afternoon to feed the dogs nearby . The dogs surround him and he has a satisfied look on his face.

Kindness to animals. Islam encourages it.

Reminds me of the chapter I studied in class 10 and 12,The portait of a lady!
Reminds me of the incident of the lady at the well who quenched the dogs thirst and all her sins were forgiven by Allah.

If only we observe and reflect, Islam will make sense and we will love it more, in sha Allah and appreciate the blessing of Islam, of the Deen of Allah that we have.

Be kind anyway

I sometimes see people-few Muslims reacting in certain ways -anger,hatred,frustration.

But we have to realise that :
We can only convey the message, it is Allah who guides. Be it for those we call hypocrite or disbelievers or for anyone who wishes harm for the Deen.

You know no benefit in those reactions.
Why?

Because if we react in anger we are only wasting time on negative emotions and effects. Curse might come to our minds or ill feeling.

Why let any negativity harbour in the soul of a Muslim?

Why not ignore and pray for everyones guidance? Pray for being a role model for humanity by working hard on ourselves by gaining knowledge that is beneficial to our Deen and Duniya and a source of transformation in the world,in sha Allah.

No point thinking bad of anyone no matter how evil they are. Let it be, Allah is Great and sufficient to deal with them.

We can only work hard and strive. Allah will see our efforts. Nothing else matters. Haters will hate islam. Lovers will love Islam. Allah’s Deen will be victorious anyway.

Be happy. Be confident as Muslims. Be the winds of change. Pray that Allah makes our efforts effective and successful.

Be the reason

Be the reason why someone loves. Be the reason why someone forgives. Be the reason why someone changes for the better. Be the reason why someone grows closer to Allah. Be the reason why someone realises their purpose of life. Be the reason why someone lives and is inspired to inspire others.

Learn Islam. Live Islam. Teach Islam. And you will be the reason for change. You will be the change. You will be the winds of change, in sha Allah!

May Allah Guide us all and keep us sincere and steadfast upon His Deen. Ameen

Burooj Angels kids

Burooj Angels kids

A 6 year old Shams 2 student,Muhammad stood first in his class and got gold medal tells his cousin, Abdur Raafay in Shams 5 (7 year old) who stood third and got bronze medal,
” Don’t worry, Abdur Raafay. Next time you do more hard work (koshish). Ok?”

Alhamdulillah, so proud of them. It’s not just about winning yourself but also lifting up another and making them feel good!

Proud of the Burooj kids. Proud to be a Burooj student myself.

Alhamdulillah, our children are different. Different because they understand Islam and we try our best to teach them the application from a young age.

Burooj Angels is transforming kids with Allah’s Help.. Do you have one in your city?