For a Muslim, Vacation Is Worship [Quote – 854]
My submission to all my Muslim friends who are taking a vacation with their families:
Please do enjoy your vacation with your families.
For, your vacation could be your Ibaadat.
It could be your Worship!
May Allah keep you all in good health and give you tons and tons of fun — both in this world and in the next world — just like the Qur’an says:
Rabbanaa Aatinaa Fiddunya Hasanata,
Wa Fil Aakhirati Hasanah!
For a Muslim, slaving in Allah’s Work all night and all day, Working for Allah as we have been calling it, even vacation is a way to worship Allah.
Your vacation could be you Ibaadat.
Your vacation, therefore, is not only a way to recharge your bodies and minds, and cement your family ties, and opportunities to meet all kinds of new people, it is a way to replenish the treasures of your souls right here in This World.
And, at the same time, it is an extraordinary opportunity to rake up enormous amounts of Divine Blessings, and rewards, and Thawaab, in the Next World.
Happy Hunting People! Enjoy Your Vacation!
Preparing Muslim Journalists and Communication Experts [Quote – 853]
Every Muslim educational institution, from High School to College to University, must have a full-fledged program on Communication that would train the younger generation of Muslims in all kinds of Communication models, theories, methods and skills.
Islam is all about Communication. Allah is the best Communicator of all. Followed by Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.
And Qur’an is the finest form of Communication in Heaven and on earth, followed by Hadith Sharif.
It is time for Muslims to start training themselves to become the finest and most effective all-round communicators that they were meant to be.
And that they were for much of their history.
And that they need to be even now, today, so that they can do a good and effective job of taking Allah’s message to every home and heart that needs it.
And these Communication Programs need to consist of all kind of great courses on Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Media, and everything else communication most broadly and inclusively conceived.
One or two courses in Mass Com are not enough, by any stretch of the imagination. We need all kinds of complete and full-range programs that will produce top experts and professionals in all related fields of Communication — and pretty fast too.
I am ready, willing, and, with help from God Almighty, able, to cobble programs of this kind for anyone in any high school, college or university anywhere — at the drop of a hat as it were.
Islam of a Businessman [Quote – 852]
For a smart and successful Muslim businessman, there is no clearer path to even more Islam than his own business enterprise: to make his business grow and become stronger by leaps and bounds every hour, every minute.
That is where all the attention and all the energies need to go.
If Muslims understood this simple equation, they are not likely to continue in the kind of mess in which they are.
Businessmen — and business women — of Quraish got Islam off the ground the first time around. Is there a reason why today’s business people cannot do the same, provided they have the same commitment and character that the earlier Muslims brought to the table?
Islam Is Business [Quote – 851]
For those who understand Islam, and also understand the world, it is clear as daylight: Islam, properly understood, is business, and business, properly done, is Islam.
Pretty much the way I said a long a time ago: Islam properly understood is science, and science, properly done, is Islam.
All Is Well! [Quote – 850]
A simple message from Dr. Firdaus Kamalodeen:
All is well, Alhamdulillah!
All is always well as long as Allah is in charge — which is always and forever.
Muslims Sticking Together — And Working Together [Quote – 849]
It is a requirement of this Deen of Islam that Muslims stick together. And they work together.
Here is a Hadith Sharif:
Yadullahi Ma’al Jamaa’ah!
One simple paraphrase:
“Allah’s hand is with the group.”
At one level, Islam is all about Jamaa’ah: The Group.
Even though it is all about the individual: Fard.
And the bottomline, as they say, about Jamaa’ah is the magic number 3: three people.
That is the minimum needed to establish Jum’ah.
And that is when — when there are three individuals together — “they,” according to Hadith Sharif, those three individuals, must elect one of “them” as leader.
What explanation or elaboration does any of this need?
Sleeping Is Dying:
Read the Qur’an, and You’ll Know! [Quote – 848]
Every breath we take is a miracle. An event totally beyond human control or comprehension.
If we don’t see that, we need to have our IQ tested. Not our faith, but our Intelligence Quotient.
And when the breathing mechanism in the human body ceases, life ceases. We call it death.
But death can, and it does, come to us even while we are alive, even while the breathing mechanism of the human system is intact and functional.
Every night, and often during daytime as well — let me drop it on you as gently as I can — we all die.
That is right!
Every single one of us — man, woman and child. We all die at night — when we sleep.
And those of us who have trouble dying — falling asleep that is — are forced to call the doctor and resort to chemical intervention of all kinds.
How hard is that to understand that sleep is exactly that: Death? That it is exactly what the Qur’an says it is?
Albeit, you can say, a milder, gentler and, perhaps, a sweeter form of death. And certainly a much less scary one.
“Tired Nature’s Sweet Restorer!” Isn’t that what someone called sleep? A long time ago?
“Death Light,” perhaps, is how they would say it in more modern language. But death, nevertheless.
The Qur’an is pretty clear on this subject. Read the Qur’an and find out for yourself.
That alone should tell you that this Qur’an is not, it could not have been, of human imagination or composition.
Least of all, produced by a man, Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, whom no human being ever taught, tutored, educated, trained or mentored in any form or fashion.
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