Sunday, July 30, 2006

continued blessings

When a person dies, his actions come to an end, except in respect to 3 things:
  1. A continuous charity
  2. beneficial knowledge that helps others
  3. righteous children who pray for one


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Saturday, July 15, 2006

A reminder of where we are all destined to go. We tend to forget or avoid the subject of death. But its closer than we can imagine.

On the authority of Ibn 'Umar, radiyallahu 'anhuma, who said: The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam, took me by the shoulder and said:

"Be in this world as though you were a stranger or a traveler/wayfarer."
Ibn 'Umar used to say:
"When evening comes, do not expect (to live till) morning, and when morning comes, do not expect (to live till) evening. Take from your health (a preparation) for your illness, and from your life for your death."


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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Gender relations

“Say to the believing men to lower their gaze and guard their modesty. That is purer for them, and Allah is aware of what they do. And say to the believing women to lower their gaze and guard their modesty.”

[Qur’an, 24:30-31]

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