Tuesday, May 16, 2006

wealth of blessings

Verily, with every difficulty there is ease (Quran, 94:6); after night comes day. The clouds of worry will be blown away, the darkness of distress will be dispelled, and the calamaties will end, by Allahs leave.

Think of the world as awhole, of the hospitals filled with patients who have been striken with disease and calamity for many years, and the prisons which thousands of people are held in behind bars, their lives and pleasures ruined. Are there not poor poeple living in tattered tents and hovels, who cannot find a bit to eat? Or others who have lost their sight, hearing or whose arms or legs have been amputated, or who have lost thier minds. Others who are victim to war, losing their homes, and families. But youi are sound in body and good health, living a life of tranquility, security and contentment. So give thanks to Allah the Exalted; All Mericful, for His blessings and do not waste your time with things that are unpleasing to Him.

Extracted from "You can be the happiest of women in the world" by Dr A'id al Qarni.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Speak good

"Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him speak good or remain silent."

Friday, May 12, 2006

Asalamalaikum warahmatullah...

Hope you are in the best of health and iman inshallah.

I have been feeling the need to create my own blog of worth, inshallah, i will try. A blog of beautiful quotes, of powerful ayahs, of meaningful hadith. A blog with lessons, with poems and ultimately with pearls of our glorious deen, Islam.

Of course, these pearls are not always easy to understand, to grasp, to accept. So first and foremost it is a series of reminders for myself, which sometimes may be put under dust and forgotten, especially in this western fast paced life we lead..but time over these pearls are the ones that purify us, the ones that will matter...and then i hope that whoever reads it, wherever they may be, something on this blog, even if it is one word, may be of use to them inshallah ta'allah.