Sunday, 25 November 2012

On Marriage

Even though marriage is a Sunna and an act of worship (ibadah), there is a 'genuine' difference of opinion between classical scholars – due to the various evidences – in terms of what is ‘superior’ for a person who does not have a desire or urge to get married. Most Imams hold that marrying is superior, but there are many others who consider marriage to be merely permitted (mubāḥ) for such a person, and thus it is better for him/her to devote him/herself to worship, serving Islam and other noble activities. In view of this, some of the greatest Imams of our Umma did not marry? Scholars like Imam Nawawi, Imam Ibn Taymiya, Imam Ibn Jarir al-Tabari and the famous female scholar of hadith Sayyida Karima al-Marwaziyy and others (Allah have mercy on them) did not marry due to their dedication to teaching, propagating and serving the din of Allah!

By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Morsi in a muddle...and not in the middle!

The recent protests in Alex have been quite intersting and perhaps a little unexpected. The law change in Egypt that Morsi put into place has flustered quite a lot of Egyptians so it seems, and perhaps confused them after his "heroic" act of running to Gazas aid and freeing them from the oppression of Israel, only to come back to his own country to take full control, removing anyone elses rights to put laws into place - correct me if I understood the politics incorrectly.

Was it just a coincidence, that Egypt was the country to run to help Gaza, and that Israel agreed to a ceasfire under the "influence" of Egypt, and then for all power to be shifted to Morsi in terms of law making.

Point one here, is that Since Morsi came into power, nothing much changed, people are still in a desperate situation in terms of jobs, you can ask any layman that on the street, and the economy is just generally a bit rubbish, so he wasn't able to make a positive impact economically. Perhaps his rush to Gaza showed that he at least could have another impact, and win the people of Egypt by a means of "Well at least his principals are in place."

Point two here is, whats the connection between Israel agreeing to a ceasfire and then Morsi putting it on himself to have full control of Egypt.
What did Morsi agree to in order for Isreal to stop bombing the people of Gaza...? And is he now just another puppet, another way in which to control the masses. Or I wonder if this was the plan all along...and poor Morsi fell for it.

So after putting himself in the middle of Gaza and Israel to mediate a ceasfire, has he now got himself into a bit of a muddle?

Thursday, 22 November 2012

A Graceful Patience.

There is always one ayah in every surah thats stands out from the rest for me. It always hits me, so profound are the words, and it can be something perfectly simple but completely amazes me.

Surat Al-Ma'arijj, Verse 5. "So be patient, with a graceful patience."

Maybe it hit me because I am such an impatient person. We are always reminded to keep patience during times of turmoil or stress or whatever situation that requires it. However we are never reminded to keep a graceful patience.
I think this shows how important it is to be graceful in everything one does. Because one can be patient and still be bitter and twisted about it. And one can be enduring patience but still be cut up about it, upset, crying, moody, hating, like you have a thunder cloud above you or you have a "chip on your shoulder". However, to be patient with grace? Wow now that is something else. That is really letting go of any bitterness and hurt and simply accepting the will of Allah, completely. A graceful patience would be the type that leaves no sign on you that you are undergoing turmoil and infact would show the opposite, that you are the most happiest and content person in the world. That you would still show love and mercy to others, that your character stays beautiful, that you simply stay smiling :) Theres is so much beauty in this one tiny ayah, which is why I love it. It is so hard to stay patient, yet even harder to keep it gracefully, but you can see why there would be so much more benefit in it.
This is just my opinion, I am not attempting to interprete the ayah out of context or anything. I am just stating my feelings when I read certain surahs/ayats.
And Allah Knows best.

2nd chance, 3rd chance...but no 4th.

When you consistantly let others down. When you took them for granted, thinking they would always be there no matter how you treated them. When no one of importance likes you...or trusts you. There may be that one person, who looked past everything, who gave you another chance at a time when no one else would. But you abused that chance (again) and misused it. So don't be surprised, when that person cuts you out their life, completely. You was never deserving of them anyway.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

We will not leave Gaza alone

"I am telling the Zionist oppressors that if you insist on your aggressions, you will face the consequences of your mistakes, you and those who you think are protecting you... I am saying to Israel stop, or you will face the anger of Egyptians... Our souls are striving for the holy lands... Everyone must know that the will and abilities of Egypt could take out the roots of evil just like it took out the roots of oppression... Read history and you would know that you will never become victorious... There will be no peace or prosperity with oppression, as the bloods of victims will be a curse on you and will move all nations against you... The Zionists shall not have power over the people of Gaza, and we are not going to leave Gaza alone." - President Mursi, Friday night.

IKRAM Mesir 2012
Source : Sheikh. Waleed Abdulhakeem

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Sound of War...

It was pretty scary being woken up this morning by the sound of rockets. Yeh thats what I said. I had convinced myself that the deafening sound was just a very low flying airoplane...I knew in my heart though that it wasn't quite the same sound, it sounded more scary, the sound of war. It was only when I got to school that people confirmed my thoughts and that struck some fear in me. "They were sent via Egypt as a warning..." and what is to follow only Allah knows, but I guess we know too, to an extent, because its all predicted, and those who seek knoweldge of the end of times and reflect will know that..

I guess my point here is that, we get so caught up in our own little lives, we tend to forget the world around us, until we become part of the craziness. One "warning" is all it took, for me to realise completely that my life is  nothing, that whatever trivial things happen in my life, is most certainly trivial and worthless. That was just one sound, one time, imagine the muslims out there who are constantly bombarded with this, rockets, bombs, people dying, your life is nothing, esspecially when you are not doing anything to help them and esspecially when you know there is so so much more to come. You worry about not passing your exams, or that your not getting married, or your getting old, or that someone let you down yet again, don't you worry of the end of times? Dont you fear the Dajjaal? Dont you fear the chaos that will lead up to and unfold during these events? You should fear, for yourself, for your children and grandchildren that will inevitably be part of these difficult times. Only then will you realise, that everything and everyone else is nothing and no one. Because what is to come is going to be the biggest trial of all for the muslim ummah.


Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Dreamer and the Angel

What happens when the dreamer stops it that he gives up hope, or is it that he just settles for what was destined for him. Don't we all just "settle" in the end? And what if he is not satisfied with his destiny? Or perhaps he is satisfied...he just wants a reason to keep dreaming, to keep aiming, searching, for something better, never knowing if it really existed in the first place.

All the Dreamer wanted was an angel.

And when the dreamer met his angel, he became arrogant and found that the light of the angel was not bright enough. And so he searched for a star, yet he found that even the light of the star was not bright enough. And so he searched for the sun and he found that the sun, it burnt him. It burnt him so bad that the scars were unbearably ugly. The sun, no longer wanted him. The star, no longer wanted him and nor did the angel.

Through his search he only gained in arrogance which shunned everyone away, but the sun that burnt him made him realise, that the search was not a search of finding something better. His search was a search of becoming someone better...

 Lovers are givers, not takers