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DR.PASHA | August 11, 2016 | Section: Articles | 485 reads


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774

An Important Wird for Those Working for Allah

Memorize, recite and repeat the following Wird -- as often as you can and whenever you can and need to.

Helps with all kinds of difficulties and challenges. Hazrat Yunus, Alaihis Salam, read it and Allah freed him from the belly of the beast.

Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam, said there is no better or more powerful Du’a than this one.


773

Did You Know Allah Thanks You?

I have all kinds of trouble with the words of the Qur’an. For, I don’t know how to translate them in plain, simple English.

Without jeopardizing what is left of my Iman.

But here is what the Qur’an says:

Wallahu Shakoorun Haleem!

I know what the Arabic says. It says:

Allah is most appreciative and most kind 
and most patient and most forbearing
and most tolerant.”

But I know I cannot help thinking:

“Allah is most grateful!”

For, that is what the words mean in Arabic.

And also, I cannot help thinking:

“Allah says: ‘Thank You!'”

But I dare not say these words, even though I just said them. And I shudder as I say them. But say them I must.

For, that is my job, and that is the commitment I made: 

To bear and carry Allah’s words to Allah’s people.

I must deliver that Amaanat to whom it was addressed: Allah’s people everywhere.

And this was the responsibility the heavens and the earth were too frightened to accept. 

And they ran from it when it was offered to them. 

Fa-Abayina An Yahmilna-haa!

But foolish human beings that we are, we came forward to shoulder it. And we said: “Yes, we will do it!”

Wa Hamalahal Insaan!

What a foolish, foolish decision that was on the part of the Human Race!

Innahoo Kaana Zalooman Jahoolaa!

But do you see the kind of God you have? 

While you all are busy saying “Thank You!” to each other, as you must, for that is part of Islam, how little you realize that Allah also looks at you and says: 

“Thank You, My Slave!

Don’t think I don’t know what you are doing.
And what you have done.

For me.
And for my creation.

Even though I am As-Samad,
I do not need anything from anybody.

And even though I am Al-Ghaniyy,
And could not care less about anyone or anything.

But thank you anyway.
For what you are doing.
And for what you have done!

Thank You!

I don’t know after saying these words in relation to God Almighty I will have any Iman left!

But that is your God for you! Directly from the Qur’an.

Dhaalikumullahu Rabbukum!

For, that is what the Qur’an says.


772

Learning Islam and Teaching Islam:
That Is What We Are Supposed To do!

What each and everyone of us must do is to learn Islam, from scratch as it were, and to preach and teach it to everyone everywhere in the world.

This is the job for which Allah created us in the first place.

As the Qur’an says, in a different context:

Wa Lidhaalika Khalaqahum!

And that requires total and unflagging focus on the part of each and everyone of us. 

And that requires that each and everyone of us put everything else on the back burner, whether it is our jobs, businesses, relatives, parents, children, everything.

If we don’t do it, the results will be disastrous -- for us and for the world.

And that is precisely what is going on in the world right now.


771

Islam Is about Good Things

Simple stuff!

Islam is all about Good Things. The Qur’an calls it Ma’roof.

And Islam is not about Bad Things, which the Qur’an calls Munkar.


770

To Those Working for Allah,
A Primer on Writing E-Mails!

I wonder if there is any place in Paradise for people who all they did was teach people how to write e-mails.

And whether the concerned angels even know what this thing is about. And how to report it.

You know the Social Media stuff?

But, in any case, here is one more tip for would-be e-mail writers -- those among them who say they Work for Allah.

Muslims that is.

For, the Corporations, especially American Corporations, are already on top of it. At least those of them that you may consider to be worth their salt.

They set the standards. Standards that pretty much run the world.

Muslims can criticize America and American Corporations all they want. But they will go farther in life if they learn from some of the better practices in America and in the American Corporate World.

I know it is a lot of hard work, but would it be better -- more “Islamic” perhaps? -- if, every time we write an e-mail, we change subject heading of e-mails to reflect actual content?

Does anybody think so?



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