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The Plight of the Kite

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 08:58

The colourful kite is flying high up in the sky. Attached to it is a string which goes all the way down to a man standing on the ground, who is controlling it. Everyone see’s and admires the kite whereas it is the man behind the kite who is doing everything. Supposing the kite thinks to itself one day, that I need to break away and disconnect myself from the man on the ground since he is restricting me and preventing me from reaching greater heights. The moment the kite snaps away, no doubt for a few moments it may go higher up, only to come down crashing, never to be seen again. In the same way, at times the deceptive thought may go through our minds that due to our attachment to the Ulama we are not progressing. The reality is that the moment we separate ourselves from the Ulama, we will fall into destruction and deviation. Our protection lies in our attachment to the Ulama and the pious.

   

Washing the Dead Body

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 16:54

The body of a deceased person totally submits and surrenders itself to those who are washing it. They move the body to the left, to the right, they tilt it, they pour water over it but there is no resistance or complaint from the body with regards to being moved or the temperature of the water. Thus the body is thoroughly washed and ready to be lowered into the grave. In the same way when a person submits and surrenders his/her heart to Allah Ta’ala, which may have turned dead due to sin and desire, then with the grace and mercy of Allah Ta’ala his/her heart will be spiritually cleansed and ready to be presented in the court of Allah Ta’ala.

   

It is Your Company - Khadeejah (radiyallahu anha)

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 06:48

Step back a moment and reflect . . . Imagine . . . Think of a woman who has experienced all the ups and downs of life, enduring the death of one husband after the other, going through the difficulty of earning for herself due to her circumstances, suffering the heartache of the divorce of her daughters because of her faith, living in a home that was constantly beset with abuse and persecution for the sake of her Rabb, going into exile in her old age, tolerating adverse conditions of hunger and starvation . . . yet still maintaining the same intense love for her husband like a newly-wed bride . . . yet still dedicated to him with her heart and soul, totally compliant with her mind and body . . . yet still pouring every vestige of her strength in nurturing her children . . . yet still spending large amounts of money for the cause of her faith with a smile ... yet still motivating those around her despite the hostile environment . . .

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A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed - Khadeejah (radiyallahu anha)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:46

An intelligent woman, a sincere philanthropist, a pious soul, a patient human, a devoted wife, a caring spouse, a loyal partner, a loving mother, an expert homemaker . . . The Ideal Woman and a dream for many . . . This was Sayyidah Khadeejah Al-Kubraa (radiyallahu anha).

Indeed, this superwoman had supported Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) when he had no worldly resources; trusted and believed in him when most had denied him; encouraged and understood him when he took up the call with trembling steps; withstood persecution, insults, threats and torture and was a lifelong helpmate of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) till her last breath at the age of sixty five.

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One Tight Slap

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Last Updated on Monday, 01 October 2012 15:09

A young girl was once walking along a road. After a while she sensed that she was being followed. She turned around to find a boy walking behind her. She asked him as to why he was following her. He replied that he loves her deeply and was infatuated with her extreme beauty. She said to him, “My beauty is nothing. My sister is walking behind and she is much more beautiful than me.” As soon as she said this, the boy turned around to look behind him. But as he turned to look, the girl gave him a tight slap and said to him, “Do you not have any shame? You claim to love me, but you turn your gaze towards someone other than me!!” 

Lesson: In the very same way, it should never be that we claim to love Allah Ta’ala but our hearts are inclined to the haraam fashions, lusts and temptations of this temporary world. The one in who’s heart the love of Allah Ta’ala has settled will never look in any other direction.

   

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