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Archive for the month “December, 2006”

One Woman’s Legacy

From Inspire Magazine

The Story of Asmaa bint Abu Bakr

BY MOHAMED BASSYOUNI

Along with Ayesha and Abdullah, Asmaa was born to Abu Bakr, the closest friend of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). She played a very crucial role in the early period of the Prophet’ s (pbuh) message in Makkah. After migrating to Madinah, she continued to be a beacon of Islam, raising her sons to be the future famous personalities of Islam.

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Selections from the Quran: bringing advance news of His mercy…

It is He who sends out the winds,

bringing advance news of His mercy.

And We send down from heaven pure water

so that by it We can bring a dead land to life

and give drink to many of the animals and people We created.

We have variegated it for them so they might pay heed
but most people spurn anything else but kufr.

– (Quran 25: 48-50)

Quotations for Thought: Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress…

Although men now possess the power to dominate and exploit every corner of the natural world, nothing in that fact implies that they have the right or the need to do so.
– Edward Abbey

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.
– Russell Baker

The marriage of reason and nightmare which has dominated the 20th century has given birth to an ever more ambiguous world. Across the communications landscape move the specters of sinister technologies and the dreams that money can buy.
– J.G. Ballard

Islamic Quotations for Reflection: Liberating the heart…

Liberating the heart can be attained through four virtues: humility before Allah alone, needing Allah alone, fearing and respecting Allah alone, and hoping from Allah alone.

Said al-Hiri

Is the Muslim Ummah in Need of Collective Repentance?

In the article below, The Lava Tracts, I was amazed how the people of Madinah all came together and appealed to Allah, and were thereby saved from imminent destruction. As we Muslims all know, we are living in a time of great fitnah (trials), brought on by our own hands.

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Qari Abdul Basit Recites Surah Al Ahqaf

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Islamic Quotations: Every breath of life is a precious jewel…

Imam Ghazali (rh) says:

It is incumbent on every person who believes in Allah and the Last Day that he should not be oblivious of auditing himself. Every breath of life is a precious jewel which can buy eternal treasures. Wasting these breaths or using them for detrimental purposes is such a great loss which no intelligent person could justify. When a person wakes up he tells himself that the only commodity he has is his life. When life perishes all his capital perishes. This is a new day that Allah has given as a further opporutnity to make amends. If He had taken his life away he would want to return for just a single day so that he could do good. So one should deem that one has died and has returned to the world for one more day. One should not waste these precious and invaluable jewels of life.

The day has twenty-four hours. One should strive today and not become lazy and lethargic lest one loses the ranks of the ‘Illiyeen’ (the highest rank of those in Paradise) and forever live in regret.

From: Taqwa: The Provision of Believers
by Imam Ghazali, Imam Ibn Qayyim, Ibn Rajab, Hanbali

The Quran Leads the Way to Science Part 4

Sheikh Mishary Rashid El Efasi Recites Surah Qaf with English Subtitles

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Hadith: Be prompt in doing good deeds…

Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah’s Messenger said, “Be prompt in doing good deeds (before you are overtaken) by turbulence which would be like a part of the dark night. During (that stormy period) a man would be a believer in the morning and turn to disbelief in the evening, or he would be a believer in the evening and turn disbeliever in the morning, and would sell his Faith for worldly goods.” (Muslim)

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