Monday, September 22, 2008

Exclusive Devotion

O Muzammil (folded in garments- one of the nick names of the Prophet Muhammad).

Stand in prayers at night, but not the whole night, half of it or little less, or a little more; and recite the Quran with measured tone. Soon We are going to send you a weighty message.

Surely, the getting up at night for prayer is most effective for controlling the self and most suitable for understanding the Word of Allah (the Quran) as well, because during the day you are hard pressured with worldly affairs.

Remember the name of your Rabb and devote yourself to Him exclusively.

~Quran, Surah al Muzzammil, 73: 1-9~

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Travel and Think

O believers! If you help the cause of Allah, He will help you and establish your feet firmly.

As for the unbelievers, they shall be consigned to perdition, and He will bring their deeds to nothing. That is because they hate the revelations of Allah; therefore they rendered their deeds fruitless.

Have they not traveled through the land and seen what was the end of those who have gone before them? Allah destroyed them utterly and a similar fate awaits these unbelievers. This is because Allah is the protector of the believers while the unbelievers have no protector.

~Surah Muhammad, 47: 7-11 ~

Monday, September 15, 2008

Social Intelligent

O beleivers!
Let no men laugh at other men who may perhaps be better than themselves; and let no woman laugh at another women, who may perhaps be better than herself.

Do not defame through sarcastic remarks about one another, nor call one another by offensive nicknames. It is an evil thing to be called by a bad name after being a believer, and those who are not repent are the ones who are the wrongdoers.

O beleivers!

Avoid immoderate suspicion, for, in some cases, suspicion is a sin.

Do not spy an one another, nor backbite one another ( to say something about one another behinds one back that if one hears it, dislikes it).

Would any of you like to eat the flesh his dead brother? Surely, you would abhore it.

Fear Allah, for Allah is the Accepter of repentance, Merciful.

~Al-Hujurat, 49: 11-12~