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    Hadith Is the Only True History in the World [Quote – 929]

    Posted: Jul 16, 2018 | 4 days ago.

    There are times when to be a Muslim is to be a stranger in one’s own land. And among one’s own friends, relatives and people. For, that in many ways is the nature of Islam. 

    That is the basic nature of TruthTruth often has few friends in this world.

    The fact is, Islam came into this world as a stranger. Ghareeb is the word the Hadith Sharif uses. 

    The words of the Hadith, if I recall them right, are:

    Bada-al Islamu Ghareeban.

    Islam started out as a Ghareeb: as a stranger; as an alien; as a foreigner; as an outsider; as an unfamiliar entity.

    And here is the other part of that same Hadith Sharif“Islam shall return to being a Ghareeb.” 

    Islam shall become a stranger, in our midst, one more time; or from time to time; or at the end time, when the world is about to end.

    When that happens, Islam shall have few friends. It shall have few among people who will be able to recognize its true contours and dimensions; and understand them; and articulate them; and stand up for them, champion them and defend them. 

    Here is how that same Hadith Sharif phrases that notion:

    Wa Sa-Ya’oodu Kamaa Bada-a.

    Paraphrase:

    “And Islam shall return to how it began.”

    What a Hadith! Allahu Akbar!

    Like all the most glorious Ahaadeeth — plural for Hadith. Each and every one of them.

    The world has no literature like the Hadith. And certainly no better or more authentic or truthful or accurate account of any period or culture or time or individual or group or nation or society or event in the world.

    Hadith is the only true History that exists in the world. While all that the world refers to as History is guesswork and speculation and patchwork of truth and non-truth. 

    Hadith is the only true eyewitness and participant account of historical reality. While that which we call History is generally a hit-and-miss account of things by individuals three, four or ten times removed from reality.

    And there are still people in this world who question whether Islam is true and that it came directly from Allah — God Almighty?

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    How Generous and Gracious We Humans Can Be! [Quote – 928]

    Jun 06, 2018 | 1 month ago.

    I absolutely, positively love us humans.  Not the least for our most amazing generosity and graciousness when it comes to Working for Allah.

    To begin with, Allah says we are his property. And without a doubt, we live on Allah’s earth. And we use the body that Allah gave us to do everything we do in this world. 

    And then, all through our life, we get super busy doing the work of everybody else, including our own. 

    And then in flashes of the most amazing generosity and graciousness, we, from time to time, try to find some “spare” moments in which we can do Allah’s Work.

    See how cute we humans can be? Now, do you blame me for loving us humans the way I do?

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    How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too [Quote – 927]

    Jun 06, 2018 | 1 month ago.

    Your journey to God begins when your preoccupation with your own self begins to taper off.

    That means the more ascendant and salient you make yourself in your list of priorities, and in your own scheme of things, and the more prominent your child, spouse, job or business is in the calculus of your life, the slower and more arduous and fitful your journey to God. And the farther and more uncertain your destination.

    Even though God Almighty is near. He is close by. By his own testimony. In his own words. Hear him says so in the Qur’an:

    “Fa-Innee Qareeb.”

    Paraphrase:

    “I am close.”

    Closer than one’s own jugular vein in fact. Again, just as the Qur’an says:

    Wa Nahnu Aqrabu Ilayihi Min Hablil Wareed.

    Unless, of course, you master the true Islamic technique of doing things, under which you love God first and foremost; you love him unconditionally; and you love him above all else.

    And then, thereafter, you compress and derive all your worldly loves, whether it is your love for your family, career, country or even yourself, from that single most dominant and all-consuming love and passion in your life – Unconditional Love of God.

    That total and single-minded devotion for God then validates, legitimizes, blesses and consecrates every other lawful love you may have in this world, whether it is love of a child, parent, sport, business, spouse, career, nation, society, culture or place.

    This is a Divine Formula, designed by God to help human beings find true and complete success in their life. When you embrace and implement this formula without reservation, you gain everything. And you lose nothing.

    There never was a better way to have your cake and eat it too.

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    Said This Before, Saying It Again! [Quote – 926]

    Jun 05, 2018 | 1 month ago.

    Imagine a household.

    Imagine a household in which the father works hard to provide for the family. There is a daughter in the family and she works very, very hard to give herself the best education she can.

    And the mother, she breaks her bones and burns her brains everyday to keep the entire household running as smoothly as possible.

    Imagine such a household. And then ask yourself: How far can such a household be from Islam?

    From that most amazing system of belief and behaviour that God called Islam and that he sent down into this world to help human beings live a good life on earth. Both as individuals and as groups and societies.

    All you need to do thereafter is to throw into this family’s equation of life some of the staples of Islam such as Belief in one GodBelief in Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, as the last and final messenger of God; and Belief in the Day of Judgment as a reality and a certainty.

    You do that and you have built a solid foundation of Islam around such a household.

    All that remains to be attended to after that are some practical requirements of daily living such as Prayer (Salaah) and Fasting (Siyaam) and Cleanliness (Tahaarah) and you have got yourself as complete a picture of Islam as you may wish.

    That is right. That is what Islam comes down to in terms of day-to-day living right here in this world.

    So, why should not all the nice and wholesome households of today, in every part of the world, from every culture and background, look to Islam to help them fill and complete what is missing in their life?

    And thus help turn their success in This World into a passport for even greater success in the Next World.

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    Clarifying the Deen of Allah to the World of Today [Quote – 925]

    Jun 05, 2018 | 1 month ago.

    For a Muslim, the way I see it, there is no greater duty than to clarify the Core Concepts of Allah’s Deen to a world that seems to be so steeped in confusion and mired in mystery.

    Allah made his Deen simple and clear. But the world is bent on making it complex and obtuse. 

    And most Muslims appear to have become partners in the process of mystifying Islam. And, as a result, in rendering Islam less accessible and less hospitable to most ordinary human beings around the world.

    In times such as these, every Muslim is called upon to do all he or she can to dispel the mystery and to remove the cobwebs from the fundamental precepts and practices of Islam.

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    For this Month of Ramadan
    Some More Adhkaar (Plural for Dhikr) [Quote – 924]

    May 23, 2018 | 1 month ago.

    Dhikr in this context means repeatedly reciting Allah’s name and his word multiple times. As many times as you can can. How you can and where you can.

    To talk about Allah is also Dhikr

    And so is thinking about Allah. And about Allah’s Creation. 

    And about your own duties and responsibilities in the world of Allah.

    All that is Dhikr. And there is nothing more important or more powerful in life than Dhikr of Allah.

    My preference is NOT to change the Kalaam of Allah as he has used it in the Qur’an. But to use it the way it occurs in the Qur’an — without any changes whatsoever.

    So, here are some more Adhkaar (plural for Dhikr) to read and to recite, especially when faced with difficulties and challenges in life.

    And not the least during the month of Ramadan.

    It helps to read Darood Sharif several times, preferably odd times, before and after. 

    Of course, Darood Sharif is your Life Jacket in navigating the turbulent waters of life — anywhere, anytime, in any situation or context. 

    All the time!

    1. “Hasbunallahu wa Ni’mal Wakeel.”

    2. “Ni’mal Mawulaa wa Ni’man Naseer.”

    3. “Wa Kafaa Billahi Waliyyan wa Kafaa Billahi Naseeraa.”

    4. “Wa Kafaa Billahi Wakeelaa.”

    5. “Sa-Yaj’alullahu Ba’d ‘Usrin Yusraa.”

    6. “Fa-Inna M’al ‘Usri Yusran, Inna Ma’al ‘Usri Yusraa.”

    7. “A-Laa Inna Nasrallahi Qareeb.”

    8. “Hasbiyallah.”

    9. “Hasbiyallahu Laa Ilaaha Illaa Huwa Alaihi Tawakkaltu Wa Huwa Rabbul ‘Arshil ‘Azeem.”

    10. “Ujeebu Da’watad Daa’i Idhaa Da’aanee.”

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    Things That Move Mountains [Quote – 923]

    May 22, 2018 | 1 month ago.

    Qur’an is what keeps this world going. It is not a matter of one’s faith to say that. It is things people with eyes can see.

    One single word of the Qur’an will outweigh the entire universe in the scale, if there were such a scale in place.

    And there is.

    Didn’t Allah say:

    “Lawu Anzalnaa Haadhal Qur’ana Alaa Jabalin 
    La-Ra-Aytahoo Khashi’an Mutasaddi’aa.”

    Paraphrase:

    If this Qur’an were to be set at a mountain, 
    the mountain will crumble to pieces.”

    So, here are some Aayaats from the Qur’an that will move mountains. If you are inclined, feel free to recite them. Especially, if you are facing some kind of a difficulty. And who among us does not?

    That is called Dhikr.

    1. “Hasbunallahu wa Ni’mal Wakeel.”

    2. “Ni’mal Mawulaa wa Ni’man Naseer.”

    3. “Wa Kafaa Billahi Waliyyan wa Kafaa Billahi Naseeraa.”

    4. “Wa Kafaa Billahi Wakeelaa.”

    5. “Sa-Yaj’alullah Ba’d ‘Usrin Yusraa.”

    6. “Fa-Inna M’al ‘Usri Yusran, Inna Ma’al ‘Usri Yusraa.”

    7. “A-Laa Inna Nasrallahi Qareeb.”

    These are all aayaat (plural for Aayat) taken directly from the Qur’an. Their Dhikr has the power to move mountains. And to crush adversities to dust.

    If you can, and if you care, feel free to recite them. As often as you can.

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    This Ramadan, a Wish, a Prayer [Quote – 922]

    May 18, 2018 | 2 months ago.

    May Allah make this Ramadan a source of all kinds of worldly and other worldly blessings for all of you and your families.

    And to all of us and our families too, whatever the difference.

    And to the entire Khalq of Allah, which I somehow believe is part of my family too: Allah’s entire creation

    It is worrying about the world of Allah — Allah’s Khalq — that keeps me up at night. And rings torrents of pain and grief out of my eyes during the day. 

    As I watch helplessly Allah’s world burn and smolder right before our eyes, and writhe and cry in agony and torment, as we, the Good Muslims, go about our business and our “worldly concerns” — jobs, education, family, business, profession, vacation and everything else — with perfect equanimity and indifference.

    So, what can I do but to say: May we all be better Muslims this Ramadan than we have been in all previous Ramadans and in all other months and days.

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    Ramadan: 
    Month of the Qur’an [Quote – 921]

    May 18, 2018 | 2 months ago.

    Dr. Firdaus Kamalodeen

    This is Ramadan. The month of the Qur’an. 

    How fortunate we are that Allah has given us this month. One more time. 

    And he has given us the Qur’an. 

    And the Qur’an comes with a very clear and precise agenda for human beings. All human beings in general. And Muslims in particular.

    Muslims of course have their own agenda. And Muslims everywhere are busy doing their own thing. 

    What passes for Muslim leadership is doing a fine job of dragging Muslims by their tail in all kinds of murky alleys. And they do all that in the name of Islam — and Muslims.

    As for us, ordinary Muslims, we must do what we must. And that to me boils down to taking the Qur’an to every Home and Heart that needs it — and which one does not. 

    When you read the Qur’an, you can’t help but recognize what a sorry lot we human beings are. Not the least the Muslims.

    Allah describes our various profiles in such detail — not a thing left out and always with clear and pin-point accuracy. 

    At the same time, Allah has also stated what our duties and responsibilities are in this world. Why he placed us on this earth in the first place. And he has done so with most amazing clarity and precision. 

    May Allah make this month of Ramadan meaningful and successful for all of you and your families. And may he accept your fasting and other Ibaadaat — plural for Ibaadat.

    What else can I say?

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    The Great Communicator,
    Malcolm X, Rahmatullahi Alaihi! [Quote – 920]

    May 17, 2018 | 2 months ago.

    In a way, Muhammad Ali came to Allah through the sport of boxing.

    But Allah led Malcolm X, Rahmatullahi Alaihi, to truth, even though Malcolm was no sportsman in the ordinary sense of that expression. But still what great sport Malcolm was in reality!

    And what great communicator!

    May Allah fill Malcolm’s grave with his blessings and with his light!

    And how Malcolm grew and evolved from a confused and then hate-filled individual, seething with rage against White Racism and Oppression of the Blacks, in America and elsewhere, into an embodiment of love and justice and compassion for all.

    And how Allah made Malcolm’s tongue an Instrument of Truth – often a blunt one – in a world and in an era characterized by confusion, obfuscation and mendacity, and filled with hate, prejudice and oppression.

    Was it any wonder then that his voice and his passion for truth and justice filled the bosoms of his friends with love and the hearts of his enemies with terror?

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    Muhammad Ali, the Champ!
    Rahimahullah! [Quote – 919]

    May 17, 2018 | 2 months ago.

    Certainly, Muhammad Ali, Rahimahullah, arguably the greatest American boxing champion of all time, found God using the killer sport of boxing. A sport that in my mind should never have been allowed to exist in the first place.

    And a sport that should be banned by law forthwith everywhere.

    For, the central object of the sport of boxing is to inflict as much physical harm and damage and pain on your opponent as humanly possible and thus stop him from continuing the fight any longer, while, of course, all the bloodthirsty thousands surrounding the ring yell themselves hoarse to feed their blood lust and, while, all the equally bloodthirsty millions glue themselves to television screens to lick the human gore splashed on their screens.

    In my mind, it should be a crime to organize or watch the blood sport of boxing. As much as it is a crime to organize dog and cock fights. Safety and integrity of the human body should be respected at least as much as that of the bodies of dogs and roosters.

    Allah makes this quite clear in the Qur’an. And how lucid and precise the words of the Qur’an are.

    Wa Laqad Karramnaa Banee Aadama.

    Paraphrase:

    “Surely, we did exalt humans,
    and we did endow them with great dignity and honor.

    Boxing is a sport that you could blame, to the extent it makes sense, for accelerating the degeneration of the late Mr. Ali’s health and for speeding up his death.

    I am saying “to the extent it makes sense” because death and life, just like the movement of all the stars above, and the stirring of every single blade of grass or grain of sand below, are meticulously choreographed by God as per a very precise calculus and matrix. 

    So, what happened to Muhammad Ali would have happened regardless, had God wanted it that way. But boxing did punch up serious holes in Ali Marhoom’s health and turn him from a roaring tiger into a wilting cabbage for much of his later life.

    For those of us who were witnesses to that colossal human degradation and deterioration, it was a crime that history should neither condone, nor cover up, nor forgive.

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    Love of God Means Love of People! [Quote – 918]

    May 17, 2018 | 2 months ago.

    It does not matter whether you are a Jew, a Christian, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Buddhist or something else. But if you, in any form or fashion, claim to love God, your claim to Love God must be backed up by your Love of People.

    In other words, that is Allah’s Law in his creation: Sunnatullah as the Qur’an calls it. And God’s Law neither changes nor moves from its scripted place and time.

    In other words: Love GodLove God’s Creation! It is that simple!

    And show through your practical behavior, and through the policies and practices of your organizations and governments and societies, that you do so.

    And one simple and clear way to show your Love of God is to honor, to protect and to serve God’s Creation in general and human beings in particular.

    And when you say Human Beings, that means “All” human beings of all colors, races, religions, nationalities.

    And “kinds.”

    That “kind” thing is a hark back to Benjamin Franklin who once remarked that it was quite natural for people to be“partial” to their own “kind.” That was Dr. Franklin’s explanation for why he, Benjamin Franklin, was “partial” to his own “kind,” the English, as opposed to the “Swarthy” Swedes, whom he did not want crowding the shores of these United States, in the shaping and creation of which Dr. Franklin did play a fairly significant role.

    Hello!

    At least now will you all say in chorus: 

    Thank God for Islam? 
    And thank God for Prophet Muhammad, 
    Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam?

    And thank God for the Qur’an?

    For, it was they – Islam, the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, I mean – that taught the Human Race the basic tenet of loving, respecting, honoring and protecting “All” human races equally, regardless of their religion, ethnicity, color, country.

    Or “kind.”

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