Archive for March, 2009

Why Do Women Have Brains?


I was reading this blog by a friend of mine, basically asking the question why do men have nipples?  Even though the answer is blatantly obvious.. No woman wants to see a man chest without nipples.. However she did kinda raise an interesting point “Why do men have nipples when it looks as though they have no real use?”.

This begged me to ask the question “Why did God give women a brain, When they seldom seem to use it?”

Majness

Hadith: Sweetness of Faith


Hadhrat Anas (radiallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
“Whoever has in him three things, will experience the sweetness of Imaan.” (These are):
i) His love for Allah and His Rasool is more than that for all and everything.
ii) His love for another (person) is motivated by only the love of Allah. i.e. His love and friendship with people are not for worldly motives. He befriends people because they happen to be pious men of Allah).
iii) A man who, after having been saved by Allah from kufr, abhors returning to kufr as much as he abhors falling into a fire.”

Baby Pigeon, 4 Days Old


Baby Pigeon

Pigeon News


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some of you may know I keep pigeons :$ (Iranian High Flyers) and that the pair of pigeons I had were incubating the eggs. Well Alhumdulillah Good news Eggs hatched and there are 2 little tiny chicks (growing fast)

if you look at the pictures you can see the eggs the day before hatching and the little lumps with the chick trying to hatch out..

And of course the chick of whom I took the pics this morning.

Is Love Expensive?


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The Prophet (Peace be upon him) has said: ‘A Muslim does not plant, or sow anything from which a person, animal or anything eats but it is considered as Sadaqah from him.’ (Bukhari)

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) has said:: “To smile in the company of your brother is charity. To command to do good deeds and to prevent others from doing evil is charity. To guide a person in a place where he can not get astray is charity. To remove troublesome things like thorns and bones from the road is charity. To pour water from your jug into the jug of your brother is charity. To guide a person with defective vision is charity for you.” (Bukhari)

Islam: The Story of Ayaaz. (Rh)


Assalamu alaikum wr wb, I was reading somethng very interesting yesterday basically it was about safeguarding ones self from sins and the harm of sins. For example one of the harm of sins that it reduces intellect and reduces the capacity to make the right decisions as they cloud the mind and heart. If i ever get a chance i will inshallah post more on the harms.

One thing it also mentioned was If a person takes lots of tonics and vitamins for health however he takes a little bt of poison too then in reality the poison is going to reduce the affect of the tonics and he is going to end up ill and sick. However another person does not take any special tonics but just eats the basic healthy food and keeps away from poison; he will end up healthy.

The contrast was made with people who do a lot of extra nafil worship but did not keep away from sins the sins will make them spiritually sick. However a person who only performs the Fard and wajib duties but at the same time keeps away from sin, Inshallah his iman will remain good.

Some people even ask or try t o work out why a certain deed should be done or not? Sometimes it defies logic or perhaps we do not see any harm in it. The thing is our intellect is limited, we may not realise the long term affect on our souls of which the creator is Allah and He knows how best to look after it and the world. The example was given of Ayaaz why he was the most favourite minister of the king BECAUSE  He respected the order of the King and broke the Priceless pearl as opposed to the other Ministers who respected the pearl but not the Kings orders.

Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (rahmatullahi alaihi) mentions in his Mathnawi, a story of Sultan Mahmood: One day the Sultan decided to test his ministers and ordered them to crush the most prized pearl of his treasury. One by one, each of 65 ministers declined, stating that the pearl was far too valuable to be destroyed.

The King then summoned his closest and trusted courtier, Ayaaz, and ordered him to crush the pearl. Without any delay or hesitation, Ayaaz crushed the pearl into fragments. When the ministers expressed disbelief and shock at such audacity, the King asked Ayaaz to inform them as to the reason for him having broken the pearl.

In response, Ayaaz asked these ministers: “Which is more important, the Royal Decree or the pearl? “

The question we pose to ourselves is: “Which is more important, the command of my Allah or the desire of my heart?”

The haram desires of the heart are akin to pearls, which appear to be quite beautiful but we should not fulfill these haram desires at the cost of breaking the decrees of Allah.

Ayaaz attained closeness to the king through his loyalty and faithfulness and his obedience and submission. Similarly, we will gain the extreme nearness and intimate closeness to the King of Kings through loyalty and faithfulness. This in turn is dependent upon sincere obedience and complete submission to His decrees.

Islam:


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I was reading this blog about Haya and Modesty earlier well basically it reminded me of something I had read last week in a book.

Touching Incident..

basically it was a hadith about a lady female companion, May Allah be pleased with her. She (RA)  was looking for her son when the muslims were returning from an expedition. She was informed he was martyred..  In the time of grief she went to the Prophet salallahu alahi wasalam to confirm this. However even in her time and moments of trauma and grief she had not forgot to cover her face, etc. . The other muslims commented on this and She (RA) told them:

“I might have lost my son but I didn’t lose my haya (modesty). “

(Subhanallah… such spirit.. their hearts were so imbued with  faith)

The reference  for the above hadith is in the book of Abu dawuud, I can’t remember the exact detail but it was 2488 I think.