Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hazrat Ayub (A.S) The Man Of Patience And Tolerance

The Holy Quran tells its readers about the stories of Prophets so that the readers get guidance and direction. Hazrat Ayub (A.S) was one of the dearest Prophet of Allah (SWT) and his story is very inspirational.

Ibn Ishaaq stated that he was a man of Rum and he was a descendant of Abraham's offspring. Hazrat Ayub (A.S) was very thankful to Allah, he was repentant and his strength was patience. Hazrat Ayub (A.S) was blessed with wealth, he had children, horses, land etc. the best part was that he was famous in angles and he was considered to be a role model.

Iblis (The Satan) came up with the argument that just because Hazrat Ayub (A.S) has the wealth, heath, horses and children that’s is why he is so thankful to Allah Almighty, if Allah takes away all these blessings , Hazrat Ayub (A.S) would become like other people.

Allah (SWT) has this Sunnah of testing his people so he tested Hazrat Ayub (A.S) by taking all his wealth and health, but Hazrat Ayub (A.S) was the man of patience and determination, he always remembered Allah (SWT) in those conditions too.

Allah (SWT) says in Quran: “Truly! We found him patient. How excellent a slave! Verily, he was ever oft returning in repentance to Us”. At another place Allah (SWT) says: “Commemorate Our Servant Job. Behold he cried to his Lord: "The Evil One has afflicted me with distress and suffering,”

Monday, February 21, 2011

Quran- The Most Authentic Scripture On The Face Of the World

Quran is the book of Allah, which holds its authenticity until date, not a single word out of it has been changed and nor will ever be changed by anyone. Allah has taken the duty Himself to be the guard of Quran Himself. Unlike other sacred scriptures, words of Quran can never be changed.

According to many sources, Christians and Jews have made lot of changes in their scriptures. All these scriptures hold the references to Muhammad and Quran, which were then removed by people themselves. On the whole, the early scriptures carried the news of Muhammad and Quran before Muhammad was sent to the Earth and before Quran was revealed to him.

There is no doubt about the fact that Quran is the only authentic scripture which is unchanged from nearly 1500 years. Allah himself talks about Quran’s authenticity in Surah Nisa [4:82] "Do they not then meditate on the Quran? And if it were from any other than Allah, they would have found in it many a discrepancy."

The above mentioned worse is enough to clear any doubts about the authenticity of Quran. Still if anyone wants to check the authenticity of the book, there is an easy method for one to do so. You can check it through thorough reading of the book itself. Quran is opened for everyone, who doubt on its authenticity.

Read the Quran, research over it and find any discrepancy if you have any doubt. This is a simple method to research on Quran. You might be amazed to know that there hasn’t been any single person in the history, who found a single discrepancy in the scripture. Many scholars have been researching over it but no one succeed in finding any kind of discrepancy and no discrepancy simple means that its 100% authentic.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Defacing Quran Is Nothing For Christians

It is the need of the hour that we Muslims learn the spirit of Holy Quran. It is understandable that the world is moving at a very fast pace, but even in this technology oriented era one can learn Holy Quran online.

The Muslims expect a high level of dignity and respect towards the holy Quran and if it is not there, their emotions are hurt. There arose a case in Nairobi, Kenya where a Christian in Ethiopia, languished in jail for some months due to paying disrespect to the Holy Quran.

A member of the Full Gospel Church, Tamirat Woldegorgis , when he was 30 he was arrested because he used the words “Jesus is Lord” in some of the clothes (as he was a worker in a cloth making business) and he used the same words in a copy of the Holy Quran as well.

There were allegations on Tamirat Woldegorgis that he was involved in defacing the Holy Quran and this is what hurt the emotions of Muslims. He was transferred to prison Jijiga (Jijiga is the capital of Ethiopia). Some sources say that his life was in great danger there, anyhow he spent 3 years in prison.

According to a church leader, Tamirat Woldegorgis suffered 3 years of jail for something which is nothing special, the question arises, what about the hurt emotions of the Muslims?

For all the Muslims Holy Quran online is the facility available on internet, we must avail it in order to pronounce the Holy Quran rightly and to understand it properly.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Islam Believes Justice And Equality Is The Solution For Terrorism

It is very unfortunate that the image of Muslims all over the world is ruined very much due to the terrorism. It is a natural tendency in people to make a huge out of nothing (stereotypically), that’s what happened in Muslims case. Christians were involved in mass murdering at the times of crusade wars but they weren’t tagged as terrorists. On the other hand Muslims’ minor mistakes are not acceptable to the world. This is a double standard.

If one goes through the Holy Quran and Hadith, he /she will get to know the message of peace and harmony of Islam. Other than the Holy Quran and Hadith, the Islamic History is the proof that Muslims were always against terrorism, an Ummah (nation) which was always against terrorism, how can it become terrorist themselves.

This is a proven fact that Caesar had sleepless nights and on the other hand Hazrat Umar (R.A) used to sleep under a tree without a guard. This shows how peaceful the environment was at the times of Sahabas.

Islam believes that the justice and equality is the only solution for terrorism. If we trace the root cause of terrorism, we will get to know that it’s the frustration, power crisis, prominence, and lust for money and fame that forces people to unstable the conditions in a society and this is how people dictate their terms. If we bring justice and equality, the power crisis would be gone and the terrorism would not be anymore.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Prophet's (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) Is Our Role Model

Allah has sent His Beloved Messenger Prophet's (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) for our guidance and success. Every act of Prophet's (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) is a must follow for us because Allah Ta’ala has put success in His orders and the Sunnah of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW).

The knowledge of Quran and Hadith enlightens people and they get to know about the real objective of life. Unfortunately we are so much busy in our corporate life that we have forgotten the objective of our life. People with time constraints can pretty much use the facility of internet and can learn online Quran reading, this way they will be inclined towards the orders of Allah (SWT) and the Sunnah of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW).

When we say that Prophet's (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) is our role model and we have to follow him in every walk of life then there is a need to have a look at his life style. What he used to do at the time of sorrows, what was his act at the time of joys, how he responded to someone if someone misbehaved. We actually need to know what were his behaviors and acts in different situations.

Hadhrat Aishah (Radhiyallaho Anha) relates that whenever a strong wind bringing dense clouds started blowing, the Prophet’s (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) face turned pale with the fear of Allah. He became restive and would go in and out with perturbation, and would recite the prayer.

The above mentioned Hadith shows that how much fear of Allah the Prophet's (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) had, we must follow Prophet's (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) in order to get success.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Rights Of Women In Islam

Before Islam the women had no rights what so ever. They were literally treated as animals in fact animals were treated in a better way in so many cases. It is recorded that there was a tradition of Arabs where they used to bury their females born babies in hatred.

A companion of Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) names Hazrat Wahi Qalbi (RA) came to him after embracing Islam and shared a story. He told Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) that he had a baby girl and he wanted to bury her, but somehow he couldn’t do that. The girl grew older to a stage where she could speak.

Hazrat Wahi Qalbi (RA) got a chance to take his daughter to the forest, there he buried his daughter, he says his daughter was crying out loudly but he gave no attentionJustify Full to her. When Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) listened to all this, tears ran through his cheeks and he couldn’t resist to hide his sorrow.

The happening itself explains that what a brutal and cruel system was there in Arab. Allah (SWT) sent His Messenger to the people of Arab with the clear cut commandments. Allah Ta’ala addressed the issues women were facing in Arab. Islam gave a proper share to women in inheritance. Other than inheritance women got a chance to give their input when it comes to their own marriages.

Quran is the source where people can get guidance for their lives. We all must learn Quran, nowadays people can learn live Quran on internet, and indeed it is a great facility.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Branches Of Imaan (Belief)

(In the Name of Allah (SWT), Most Gracious, Most Merciful, all praise and thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the Realms and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger (SAWS) and upon all his family and companions)

One must show association and affection to Quran as this the book that strengthen the Imaan of people. If there are time constraints one can learn live Quran on internet. Imaan (Belief) is the base of Islam. No matter how good you are, how humble your behavior is, how many charity works you do, if you don’t have Imaan, all of these things are just a waste and it will not give you benefits in hereafter.

It was the Imaan that made Hazrat Bilal (RA) so strong that he tolerated all the difficulties and sorrows but didn’t revert from Islam. There are many factors contribute in to Imaan, Modesty is one of them. Following Hadith portrays the importance of Modesty: “the Rasulullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) has said, "Imaan has more than seventy (According to some, ! seventy seven) branches, of which the most important is the recitation of “La ilaha illallah” and the least one is to remove some obstacle (stone, wood, thorn, etc) from the way; and modesty also is a special requisite of Imaan. "

Modesty makes a person keeps away from adultery, dirty talk, nakedness and abusive language. A companion of Rasulullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) says that if you don’t have modesty, you can do everything in the world.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Quran Clarified 1400 Years Ago That The Earth And Sun Both Revolve

We are living in a highly technology oriented era, the science has progressed so much that now the world has become a global village. Our communications, buying and selling re just a click away. Science explored it far later that the earth and Sun both revolve. Quran on the other hand gave details about the movement of earth, Sun and Moon 1400 years ago.

To be honest, Galileo Galilei (a great scientist) found out that the earth and Sun revolves but at that time this concept was against the belief of Christians. The Christian religious leaders got together and suggested punishment for Galileo Galilei. The Christian leaders were so much frightened by the unleash of this concept that they threatened Galileo Galilei to stop spreading this concept otherwise be prepared for the death penalty.

Quran talks about that how these objects, the earth, Sun and Moon revolves. Allah says in Quran: “And the sun runs his course for a period determined for him: that is the decree of (Him), the Exalted in Might, the All-Knowing. And the Moon, - We have measured for her mansions (to traverse) till she returns like the old (and withered) lower part of a date-stalk. It is not permitted to the Sun to catch up the Moon, nor can the Night outstrip the Day: Each (just) swims along in (its own) orbit (according to Law)

The above mentioned verses are from Surah yaseen and these verses explain beautifully about how these objects revolve and Who controls it.

Learn Quran The Modern Way

Live Quran Services, an innovative idea that modern technological developments have bestowed to the Muslims all over the world to fulfill one of their prime moral and religious obligations, i.e. learning Holy Quran to equip themselves with the praise worthy knowledge of Quran.

Quran holds central to the lives of true Muslims, as is nucleus to the lives of electrons revolving around it, since it is described as the greatest gift to humanity by The Mightiest Himself; consider the pure words of God in this verse:

Aal-e-Imran [3:164] Indeed Allâh conferred a great favor on the believers when He sent among them a Messenger (Muhammad PBUH) from among themselves, reciting unto them His Verses (the Qur'ân), and purifying them (from sins by their following him), and instructing them (in) the book (the Qur'ân) and Al¬Hikmah [the wisdom and the Sunnah of the Prophet PBUH(i.e. his legal ways, statements, acts of worship)], while before that they had been in manifest error.

So, Live Quran Services serve to be the most convenient and accessible means of following the words of God Almighty. Not only that, our beloved Prophet (PBUH) also insisted greatly on the significance of Quran in many places; one such hadith is given below:

"I am leaving you two things and you will never go astray as long as you cling to them -- they are the Book of Allah and my Sunnah." [Reported by Al- Haakim - Sahih].

That is why an increasing number of Muslims from all places of world are resorting towards Live Quran Services to get included amongst those who fulfill God’s and His Prophet’s (Muhammad PBUH) wish to learn Quran, making Live Quran Services one of the most followed methods of doing so.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hazrat Umar (RA) Embracing Islam

Quran has the divine light (Noor) in it; it is the word of Allah (SWT) and guidance for the mankind. We all must learn and teach Quran in order to understand the essence of Quran. Nowadays we are living in a technology oriented era, in this era Quran can be learnt online as well, there are facilities of live Quran available on internet. One can take advantage of it.

The more we would recite and understand the Quran, the more it would become easier for us to follow it. Quran is very impactful, people can’t get away from its impact, and even those people who were strictly against Islam (before embracing Islam) such as Hazrat Umar (RA) and Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed (RA) couldn’t resist its impact.

Hazrat Umar (RA) used to be very much against Islam, once he prepared himself to (God forbid) kill Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam), he was on his way to Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) until he met a companion of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW). The companion told Hazrat Umar (RA) that his sister has embraced Islam. Hazrat Umar (RA) couldn’t believe it, He went back Home were his sister and brother in law were learning Quran from Hazrat khubab (RA).

When Hazrat Umar (RA) listened to this verse of Quran : “Lo! I, indeed I am Alfah. There is none worthy of worship savz Me. So serve me and establish Salaat for My remembrance”, his heart got softened and he embraced Islam.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Quran Is Easy To Learn And Understand- What Exactly This Statement Means?

Allah Ta’ala is the ultimate creator of everything, He is the one Who has made this world and one day He will destroy it. One day every single thing which exists in this universe would be destroyed. We all have to die one day, for that it’s important for us to follow the teachings of Quran. We must send our children to Quran School to learn the core of Quran.

You must have come across people Quoting this verse of Quran: “And We have indeed made the Qur´an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?" this is the verse of Surah Qammar/ The Moon, but what exactly that means?

This actually means that Allah Ta’ala has made the Quran easy to learn that is why people who can’t really read their mother languages can read this book out. Memorizing a whole book word by word looks impossible but there are many Hufaz (people who memorize Quran word by word) who do it. This is just because Allah has made it easier for people to learn it.

If someone takes this meaning in this context that since Quran itself states that Allah has made it easier to understand and remember hence everyone can explain the complicated meanings and problems of Quran. This is absolutely wrong, until and unless a person doesn’t become a scholar, he must not do that.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Allah Doesn’t Tolerate Disrespect Of His Messenger Hazrat Muhammad (SAW)

Allah (SWT) is very possessive about His Messenger Hazrat Muhammad (SAW). The people who disrespect His Messenger, Allah doesn’t like them at all. There were some unfortunate people who disturbed Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) in his life very much such as Umia bin kalf, Abu lahab and his wife.

Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) was the mountain of tolerance; he tolerated all the extremism and brutality against him. People like Abu Jahal, Abu lahab and his wife were so brutal and violent that they used to physically and psychologically torture Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam.)

Allah didn’t like their acts at all that’s why He mentioned in Quran that these people will not survive on judgment day as Allah says: “Perish the hands of the Father of Flame! Perish he!, No profit to him from all his wealth, and all his gains!, Burnt soon will he be in a Fire of Blazing Flame!, His wife shall carry the (crackling) wood - As fuel, A twisted rope of palm-leaf fibre round her (own) neck!”.

This is such a horrible and terrified end of those people who used to tease and taunt Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam). We must learn Quran to understand the respect level we should give to Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam)

The real objective of learning and teaching Quran is to follow the codes it provides. Nowadays people can learn live Quran from internet but then again they must respect the dignity of Quran. People tend to relax and sit in a manner which is inappropriate when it comes to learning Quran through internet.

The Relationship Between Salah (Prayer) And Quran

The relationship between Salah and Quran is directly proportional. The more a person knows about Quran the better he would be able to perform his prayers. Actually we recite Quran in most of the prayer activities such as Qayam (when we stand in the prayer and recites Surah fatiha the very first chapter), Qada (when we sit in the middle and end of prayer). We have to recite a Surah (chapter) or at least 3 verses of Quran after Surah Faiha, it means if someone has not memorized Quran (for prayer), he or she can’t actually offer prayer as well.

A person, who pronounces well, recites well and respects Quran from deep down inside will get more benefits in Namaz in comparison to a person who doesn’t even know what is he saying in prayer. Prayer is one of the pillar of Islam and it can only be refined if someone knows Quran.

there is a Hadith that sates prayer is a pillar of Islam, here is the Hadith: Hadhrat Abdullah bin Umar (Kadhiyallaho anho) narrates that he heard the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) saying: "Islam is founded on five pillars: bearing witness that there is no god but Allah, and Muhanlmad (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) is His servant and apostle: estahlishmerlt of salaat: paying of Zakaat; pertorrnance of Hajj: and fasting in Ramadhaan.

Since prayer is one of the pillar that is why it’s important to offer it with utmost respect and care. One can only get the fruits of prayer if he or she pronounces well the Quranic part in payer.