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A Mountain of Courage-Hira

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:58

Below is the transcript of a true story of a girl called Hira. Born a Hindu, she accepted Islam at a very young age, but was persecuted mercilessly by her family for this. The story is narrated by her uncle.    

Hira’s uncle relates: If I was to say that since the world has been created, the world has not seen a more sinister tyrant, a more vicious predatory animal, yet at the same time an extremely fortunate individual, then this will be an accurate description of myself. 

I was born 42 to 43 years ago into a Hindu household. My family were known for their criminal behaviour. My father and uncle were amongst the leaders of a criminal group. Theft, violence etc. was in the family blood. In 1987, during the Mayroth riots, I was with my father to assist our tribe in the riots, Together we killed 25 Muslims with our own hands. 

After this I joined Bazrandil, an extremist group after becoming influenced by the hatred and enmity towards the Muslims. Infact, I killed many Muslims during the riots that broke out in 1990 at the time of the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Furthermore, I killed many more Muslims in Udhyanwe in 1992. 

A true famous Muslim used to reside in ljrara. In my eyes however, he was a criminal as he was a Muslim. All Non-Muslims in the area were petrified of him. With the help of my friend I shot him dead as well.

Enmity towards the Muslims caused me to carry out such a tyrannous and violent act that I believe has not been seen, heard of and thought of under the sky and on top of the earth.

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Travelling in the same Direction

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Last Updated on Monday, 30 April 2012 08:28

Imagine a family wishing to travel together. However, each person has a different destination. Thus the husband wants to take a turn towards the east, the wife wants him to turn towards the west and the children want to go south. Can you imagine the arguments and the tension in that vehicle? The arguments and tension could sometime even lead to an accident. The same is the case of daily life. In order to avoid the arguments and tension, everyone must have the same direction.

The only direction that leads to every success is Deen. Therefore, the husband, wife and children must all adopt one direction and have one goal, to earn the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala. Whenever the family is confronted with the issue of whether to turn left or right, all should simply ask: “What will make Allah Ta’ala happy?” This approach will Insha-Allah make the journey of life peaceful and enjoyable. 

 

Our Life Solution

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 09:11

We have been created to remember our loving Allah Ta`ala. As a Muslim it is not possible for us to allow the day to go by without us taking the beautiful name of Allah Ta`ala. The name of our Allah Ta`ala is full of love, warmth, mercy, tranquility, and contentment. Sadness and depression, helplessness and hopelessness are definitely not for a muslim. With the Zikr of Allah Ta`ala a Muslim’s life is full of happiness, courage, steadfastness and hope. The Zikr of Allah Ta`ala is the live wire in a Muslim. Without the Zikr of Allah Ta`ala there will be a breakdown in our lives. The sweetness of a drink depends on the sugar added into the drink. The satisfaction of life depends on the Zikr established in our lives. Let us start by getting a Tasbeeh (a string of beads), and recite morning and evening:

- Istighfaar (Astaghfirullah) 

- Third Kalimah (Subhaanallahi walhamdulillaahi walaailaaha illallahu wallahu akbar) 

- Durood Shareef 

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The Best Wealth

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 11:14

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “The best wealth is a tongue which remains in the remembrance of Allah Ta’ala, a grateful heart and a believing wife who helps her husband in his Imaan.” (Tirmizi #3094) Nowadays we have understood only material possessions to be wealth, whereas in the words of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) the best wealth is a tongue that remembers Allah Ta’ala and is moist in zikr.

Secondly, a thankful heart appreciating the favours of Allah Ta’ala. Our life should not evolve around acquiring the wealth of this world nor should our hearts be simply filled with the desire for more of the world. Instead, while making a moderate effort for halaal sustenance, one’s heart should be filled with contentment.

Thirdly, a wife is a man’s best wealth if she helps him in matters of deen and encourages him to serve Allah Ta’ala. His wife should not become an obstacle in his journey towards Allah Ta’ala by not allowing him to keep a beard, taking him out visiting at the time of salaah, forcing him to work harder at the expense of his deen so that she has more money to squander and enjoy. The need of the time is that the society be filled with believing men and women who assist each other in their journey towards Allah Ta’ala.

 

No Fear of Poverty

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Last Updated on Monday, 14 May 2012 15:14

When Abdullah bin Mas`ood (radiyallahu anhu) was on his death bed, Uthmaan (radiyallahu anhu) who was the khalifah at that time asked him if he should fix a monthly allowance from the public treasury to assist his daughters after his demise. Abdullah bin Mas`ood (radiyallahu anhu) replied: “Do you fear poverty on my daughters? I have instructed them to recite Surah Waaqi`ah every night, and I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) saying: “The one who recites Surah Waaqi`ah every night will never experience poverty.” (Shu`abul Imaan #2267/ Usdul Ghaabah vol. 3, pg. 77).This was the hallmark in the lives of the Sahaabah (radiyallahu anhum) that they had firm conviction upon the words of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). Hence they practised on the teachings of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). Today we impress on our children the importance of degrees and professions.

While these are means of earning one’s livelihood, they have no guarantee. It is therefore necessary that we introduce our children towards the regular performance of salaah and daily recitation of the Quraan Majeed, the guaranteed means of drawing sustenance.

In one narration Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) instructs us to teach our women Surah Waaqi`ah as it is a surah that brings in wealth (Dailami #4005). Women in particular have been instructed to recite Surah Waaqi`ah since they very easily succumb to the thoughts and fear of poverty.
 

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