Do you offer your Salah?

March 29, 2010 § 3 Comments

Every Muslim knows praying [Salah] is one of the most important five pillars of Islam and yet so many of us don’t bother praying.

We just finished doing the Tafseer of Surah Al Mudathir and Surah Al Qiyama and there was something that was repeated in both chapters of the Qurán that really caught my eye and made me think.

In Surah Al Muddathir there is a conversation between the People of Paradise [May Allah azza wa jal’ make us from among them] and the people of Hell-fire where the People of Paradise will ask them the reason for why they were entered into hell-fire:-

مَا سَلَكَكُمْ فِي سَقَرَ

“What has caused you to enter Hell?”

قَالُوا لَمْ نَكُ مِنَ الْمُصَلِّينَ

‘They will say: “We were not of those who used to offer their Salat (prayers)’

And in Surah Al Qiyama again, one of the reasons for being entered into hell-fire is because:-

فَلَا صَدَّقَ وَلَا صَلَّىٰ

‘He neither affirmed the truth; nor prayed’

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The reason why these people are entered into hell-fire is because they did not offer Salah. A lot of Muslims simply believe they were will be entered into Paradise because they claim to be Muslim and have said the Shahada – but is it really enough?

Reflect, think and ponder.

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Daily life in Afghanistan and Pakistan

February 28, 2010 § 2 Comments

Some very beautiful pictures from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

You can view all the pictures here: – Link

Is there any hope?

February 2, 2010 § 17 Comments

A friend of mine emailed me today saying she was divorced. Yes, divorced. Shes been married for only two years.

Another friend of mine is also filing for divorce because her husband hit her.

Both of the couples above, when you’d see them a couple of months back you wouldn’t think there would be any cause for divorce. It’s amazing how people can change.

Which makes me hesitate in jumping the marriage bandwagon even in the future.

I’m probably paranoid but you can’t blame me when I’ve seen two of my Sisters’ going through the difficult process of divorce when I was growing up. Leaves emotional scars behind. In the end, the thought of getting hitched isn’t appealing. I’ll probably give whoever I do end up getting married to a nightmare.

January 11, 2010 § 4 Comments

She longs to be immersed in a well of icy cold water. Ice cold so that it purifies her. Always… in an attempt to be rid of what clings to her. And failing… and failing. The battle goes on, between him and her. Only death will tell who won in the end.

Changes

December 16, 2009 § 18 Comments

I need to make them.

Blekh

December 4, 2009 § 18 Comments

I need a break. From everything. Preferably somewhere isolated. A cabin in the midst of wilderness perhaps. Oh and no means of comunication – especially the Internet.

I want to be left alone for a little while – in the midst of Gods nature where I can contemplate. Meditate.

Lifes unfair though and the above isn’t exactly possible is it?

I was off for the past 5-6 days and I hate to say this but I spent them terribly. I got no work done. Didn’t even start on any personal goals or even try to achieve anything. I just wasted, wasted and wasted.

My imaan has been on the down low lately and my own weaknesses have been eating me alive.

I think I need to re-listen to Imam Anwar Al Awlakis ‘the hereafter’ series. Nothing like remembering death and your akhira to boost your imaan.

Keep me in your duaas. Please.

PS I will reply soon to the PW post below soon inshaallah. Really appreciate the responses, Jazak Allah khayr. 🙂

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