Greetings from the Al-Abidaat
This blog is initially a place for the three people who write in it to share our thoughts on life. However, if any of our pieces benefit and interest you, we welcome you to share your thoughts on comments. Thank you.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Salam Barakah to my brothers and sisters in Islam,
On this third entry, there's something I want to discuss among us Muslims. Let's look upon the world we live in today...........Are there more suffering than contribution? Are there more poverty than affuency? Are there more cures than illness?
Our Muslims Ummah (society) today may all haven't notice how far Islam has changed over the past 1400 years ago. Once a Golden Age during the reign of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the khulafā' ar-rāshidūn, the Abbasids, and the Ottoman until the caliphate reign was abolished in 1924.
Can't we think righteously? Why are we blind to the truth? In this modern times, modern Islam, also increases its influence rapidly. Even so, these "Modern" Muslims are more inclined towards the Western Nations, their cultures.
I watched some videos once, about Western tools of propoganda and influences. They easily brainwashed Muslims through the medias, especially television, music, fashion and harmful ways of life. Whether we realise it or not, these satanic powers are mutating into several stages, for example the minds of Muslim women, who was now more obsessed in stylish fashion rather than keeping their aurah in veils.
I do have not any prejudice against the Western Cultures, but I'm justifying the truth about them! We don't want people of other religions watchs us from every corner, thinking, "Hey, that Muslim is exposing her hair. And it the dyed gives too much of pink colour."
See that? Or, "It's Friday today. Why is that Muslim man not at the mosque like his fellow brethren?" or "Hmph! Why should I convert to Islam when their ways of life is the same as mine?"
We want neither of them to cross the minds of other people of different religions.
|Facing One Qiblah|
So, we must all work together to gain back the peace and right we Muslims should all have. After al, even when we are all separated across the globe, aren't we all facing the one qiblah?
I found this poem from a website. It's really beautiful, and I like us all to think about it. Farewell...........
By Imran Ali
We live for desires, 'till the last of our breath...
And so the path to Jannaah becomes thinner and thinner...
We will walk the path, to reach our serenity...
However for the evil, will be thin as a hair...
But there's not enough time in the day, you see..."
There's so much going on, that won't leave me alone..."
Most of my friends, well, they've changed..."
How can I pray, when I feel so demeaning...?"
Are none of the sort, if they can't make amends..."
Your strive in Imaan, and modesty's care...?"
Are the Ummah of Islam, who share your strife..."
But Muslims are strong, and strive through the rubble..."
For Imaan is the structure, that shelters our days...
But Islam is our paint, and our brush is Imaan...
We may lose desires, and materialistic possessions...
How we, Brothers and Sisters, form a Unity...
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Assalamualaikum again, and good morning to all members of the Earth. On this drizzly morning, I'm gonna tell you about the Noble Qur'an.
Said Allah the Great in Surat Al-Wāqi'ah:
Assuredly, it is a generous Qur’an, in a book kept hidden, which none touches save the purified; a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. [56:77-80]
For that, Assalamualaikum, until next time...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Assalamualaikum, and good morning to my fellow brothers and sisters in Islam. Since this is my first entry on this blog I joined, I decide to tell about faith. Faith is really important mainly because it involve with our Iman. When I say faith, it means we have a belief and our belief as in Allah (tawakkul 'ala Allah ) As some of us might have learned Tawheed (the Oneness of Allah) Remember my dear friends, disbelief in Allah is marked as Kufr or Kafir. Learning Tawheed will rekindle our Iman, as well as it is compulsary for every muslim to understand its meaning.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah has ninety-nine Names, one-hundred less one; and he who memorized them all by heart will enter Paradise.” To count something means to know it by heart.
Also, in the Noble Qur'an:
Now we see why Faith is Allah is really important for us to understand and learn thrugh through the concept of Tawheed.
This is the list of Allah's beautiful names their meanings:
|#||Arabic||Transliteration||Translation (can vary based on context)||Qur’anic Usage|
|1||الرحمن||Ar-Rahman||The All Beneficent, The Most Merciful in Essence, The Compassionate, The Most Gracious||Beginning of every chapter except one, and in numerous other places|
|2||الرحيم||Ar-Rahim||The Most Merciful, The Most Merciful in Actions||Beginning of every chapter except one, and in numerous other places|
|3||الملك||Al-Malik||The King, The Sovereign, The True and Ultimate King||59:23, 20:114|
|4||القدوس||Al-Quddus||The Most Holy, The Most Pure, The Most Perfect||59:23, 62:1|
|5||السلام||As-Salaam||The Peace and Blessing, The Source of Peace and Safety, The Most Perfect||59:23|
|6||المؤمن||Al-Mu’min||The Guarantor, The Self Affirming, The Granter of Security, The Affirmer of Truth||59:23|
|7||المهيمن||Al-Muhaymin||The Guardian, The Preserver, The Overseeing Protector||59:23|
|8||العزيز||Al-Aziz||The Almighty, The Self Sufficient, The Most Honorable||3:6, 4:158, 9:40, 48:7, 59:23|
|9||الجبار||Al-Jabbar||The Powerful, The Irresistible, The Compeller, The Most Lofty, The Restorer/Improver of Affairs||59:23|
|11||الخالق||Al-Khaliq||The Creator||6:102, 13:16, 39:62, 40:62, 59:24|
|13||المصور||Al-Musawwir||The Fashioner of Forms||59:24|
|14||الغفار||Al-Ghaffar||The Ever Forgiving||20:82, 38:66, 39:5, 40:42, 71:10|
|15||القهار||Al-Qahhar||The All Compelling Subduer||13:16, 14:48, 38:65, 39:4, 40:16|
|16||الوهاب||Al-Wahhab||The Bestower||3:8, 38:9, 38:35|
|17||الرزاق||Ar-Razzaq||The Ever Providing||51:58|
|18||الفتاح||Al-Fattah||The Opener, The Victory Giver||34:26|
|19||العليم||Al-Alim||The All Knowing, The Omniscient||2:158, 3:92, 4:35, 24:41, 33:40|
|20||القابض||Al-Qabid||The Restrainer, The Straightener||2:245|
|21||الباسط||Al-Basit||The Expander, The Munificent||2:245|
|23||الرافع||Ar-Rafi‘e||The Exalter||58:11, 6:83|
|24||المعز||Al-Mu‘ezz||The Giver of Honour||3:26|
|25||المذل||Al-Mudhell||The Giver of Dishonour||3:26|
|26||السميع||As-Sami‘e||The All Hearing||2:127, 2:256, 8:17, 49:1|
|27||البصير||Al-Basir||The All Seeing||4:58, 17:1, 42:11, 42:27|
|28||الحكم||Al-Hakam||The Judge, The Arbitrator||22:69|
|29||العدل||Al-`Adl||The Utterly Just||6:115|
|30||اللطيف||Al-Lateef||The Subtly Kind||6:103, 22:63, 31:16, 33:34|
|31||الخبير||Al-Khabeer||The All Aware||6:18, 17:30, 49:13, 59:18|
|32||الحليم||Al-Haleem||The Forbearing, The Indulgent||2:235, 17:44, 22:59, 35:41|
|33||العظيم||Al-Azeem||The Magnificent, The Infinite||2:255, 42:4, 56:96|
|34||الغفور||Al-Ghafoor||The All Forgiving||2:173, 8:69, 16:110, 41:32|
|35||الشكور||Ash-Shakoor||The Grateful||35:30, 35:34, 42:23, 64:17|
|36||العلي||Al-Aliyy||The Sublimely Exalted||4:34, 31:30, 42:4, 42:51|
|37||الكبير||Al-Kabeer||The Great||13:9, 22:62, 31:30|
|38||الحفيظ||Al-Hafeez||The Preserver||11:57, 34:21, 42:6|
|40||الحسيب||Al-Hasib||The Reckoner||4:6, 4:86, 33:39|
|41||الجليل||Al-Jaleel||The Majestic||55:27, 39:14, 7:143|
|42||الكريم||Al-Karim||The Bountiful, The Generous||27:40, 82:6|
|43||الرقيب||Ar-Raqib||The Watchful||4:1, 5:117|
|44||المجيب||Al-Mujib||The Responsive, The Answerer||11:61|
|45||الواسع||Al-Wasse‘e||The Vast, The All Encompassing||2:268, 3:73, 5:54|
|46||الحكيم||Al-Hakeem||The Wise||31:27, 46:2, 57:1, 66:2|
|47||الودود||Al-Wadud||The Loving, The Kind One||11:90, 85:14|
|48||المجيد||Al-Majeed||The All Glorious||11:73|
|49||الباعث||Al-Ba’ith||The Raiser of The Dead||22:7|
|50||الشهيد||Ash-Shaheed||The Witness||4:166, 22:17, 41:53, 48:28|
|51||الحق||Al-Haqq||The Truth, The Real||6:62, 22:6, 23:116, 24:25|
|52||الوكيل||Al-Wakeel||The Trustee, The Dependable||3:173, 4:171, 28:28, 73:9|
|53||القوى||Al-Qawee||The Strong||22:40, 22:74, 42:19, 57:25|
|54||المتين||Al-Mateen||The Firm, The Steadfast||51:58|
|55||الولى||Al-Walee||The Protecting Friend, Patron and Helper||4:45, 7:196, 42:28, 45:19|
|56||الحميد||Al-Hamid||The All Praiseworthy||14:8, 31:12, 31:26, 41:42|
|57||المحصى||Al-Muhsi||The Accounter, The Numberer of All||72:28, 78:29, 82:10-12|
|58||المبدئ||Al-Mubdi’||The Producer, Originator, and Initiator of All||10:34, 27:64, 29:19, 85:13|
|59||المعيد||Al-Mu‘id||The Reinstater Who Brings Back All||10:34, 27:64, 29:19, 85:13|
|60||المحيى||Al-Muhyi||The Giver of Life||7:158, 15:23, 30:50, 57:2|
|61||المميت||Al-Mumit||The Bringer of Death, The Destroyer||3:156, 7:158, 15:23, 57:2|
|62||الحي||Al-Hayy||The Ever Living||2:255, 3:2, 25:58, 40:65|
|63||القيوم||Al-Qayyum||The Self Subsisting Sustainer of All||2:255, 3:2, 20:111|
|64||الواجد||Al-Wajid||The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing||38:44|
|65||الماجد||Al-Majid||The Illustrious, The Magnificent||85:15, 11:73,|
|66||الواحد||Al-Wahid||The One, The Unique, Manifestation of Unity||2:163, 5:73, 9:31, 18:110|
|67||الاحد||Al-Ahad||The One, the All Inclusive, The Indivisible||112:1|
|68||الصمد||As-Samad||The Self Sufficient, The Impregnable,|
The Eternally Besought of All, The Everlasting
|69||القادر||Al-Qadir||The All Able||6:65, 36:81, 46:33, 75:40|
|70||المقتدر||Al-Muqtadir||The All Determiner, The Dominant||18:45, 54:42, 54:55|
|71||المقدم||Al-Muqaddim||The Expediter, He Who Brings Forward||16:61, 17:34,|
|72||المؤخر||Al-Mu’akhir||The Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away||71:4|
|75||الظاهر||Az-Zahir||The Manifest, The All Victorious||57:3|
|76||الباطن||Al-Batin||The Hidden, The All Encompassing||57:3|
|77||الوالي||Al-Waali||The Patron||13:11, 22:7|
|78||المتعالي||Al-Muta’ali||The Self Exalted||13:9|
|79||البر||Al-Barr||The Most Kind and Righteous||52:28|
|80||التواب||At-Tawwab||The Ever Returning, Ever Relenting||2:128, 4:64, 49:12, 110:3|
|81||المنتقم||Al-Muntaqim||The Avenger||32:22, 43:41, 44:16|
|82||العفو||Al-‘Afuww||The Pardoner, The Effacer of Sins||4:99, 4:149, 22:60|
|83||الرؤوف||Ar-Ra’uf||The Compassionate, The All Pitying||3:30, 9:117, 57:9, 59:10|
|84||مالك الملك||Malik-al-Mulk||The Owner of All Sovereignty||3:26|
|85||ذو الجلال والإكرام||Dhu-al-Jalaliwa-al-Ikram||The Lord of Majesty and Generosity||55:27, 55:78|
|86||المقسط||Al-Muqsit||The Equitable, The Requiter||7:29, 3:18|
|87||الجامع||Al-Jami‘e||The Gatherer, The Unifier||3:9|
|88||الغني||Al-Ghani||The All Rich, The Independent||3:97, 39:7, 47:38, 57:24|
|89||المغني||Al-Mughni||The Enricher, The Emancipator||9:28|
|90||المانع||Al-Mani’e||The Withholder, The Shielder, the Defender||67:21|
|91||الضار||Ad-Darr||The Distressor, The Harmer, The AfflictorThis attribute can only be found in hadith||6:17|
|92||النافع||An-Nafi‘e||The Propitious, The Benefactor|
|95||البديع||Al-Badi||The Incomparable, The Originator||2:117, 6:101|
|96||الباقي||Al-Baqi||The Ever Enduring and Immutable|
|97||الوارث||Al-Warith||The Heir, The Inheritor of All||15:23|
|98||الرشيد||Ar-Rashid||The Guide, Infallible Teacher and Knower||2:256|
|99||الصبور||As-Sabur||The Patient, The Timeless.|
I took this from a wonderful website called Faith in Allah.
So, the first step towards achieving our aim in order to strengthen our Iman is by knowing the names of our God. Know that, memorising them all, Allah promised His worshippers Al-Jannah (the Heaven).
I guess I'll stop now in this post. Assalamualaikum......
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Saw ads for this event on 2 blogs,and I also remembered KakYong telling me about them.
I'd really LOVE to go, but I'm not sure I can afford it. Anyway, find out more about the programme from the official website. You can purchase tickets online there, and you can also get them here.
These are the speakers who will be giving the talks, insya-Allah. I'm familiar with some of the names, though I've only listened to Abdurraheem Green via online videos. I've heard very good reviews about the others though, so I'm sure it'll be truly beneficial and meaningful.
I'm strongly thinking of going, but I do not know if I can afford it. Ummi & Abuya have given me the green light, so that's good. Now how do I go? There'll be money for the ticket, and I have to find accommodation (free if possible) as well as think of how to transport there. I fervently hope and pray that Allah will show me a way. I'm also looking for a friend to go with.
There will also be other side programmes such as a Mother's Room, Kids Zone, a Marriage Corner etc. Find out more by clicking on the links or by going to their official website.
Is anybody going???