Surah Yusuf

February 12, 2011

Salaamun ‘alaykum

Wowee. A long time. Muddah 6aweelah as they say.

Hosni has fallen. Wowee. Allahu Akbar. The earth belongs to Allah. He inherits it to whom he wills. The Owner of sovereignty. He gives it to whom He wills and takes it away from whom He wills.

How amazing is the decree of the Most High? His planning is Magnificent. He caused the Pharaoh to fall, and inherited the land from it’s east to west to those that were weak in the land.

At the end of the day, there is no difference between the oppressed and the oppressor in flesh, bones and blood. The difference is in authority and power, both of which are god given. Both of which can be taken away in a blink of an eye.

I wasn’t even supposed to write about this. I think I was gonna write about my beautiful weekend away studying yusuf a.s

Oh well!

Stage to Stage

October 31, 2010

Is it not amazing how we travel from stage to stage in life, and we rarely look back to see how far we’ve come?

We enter new stages in life nervous and anxious, not knowing what this new stage holds in store for us. Why should we be nervous and anxious when everything that was going to happen has already been written anyway and we’re just reading what has been written.

No matter what happens in your life, good or bad, it should be embraced without it taking a strong hold of your negative emotions. One rule to Allah’s Book of decree, is that after difficulty comes ease. So can we be optimistic and look forward to reading the next chapter? Even if the current chapter is seventy thousand pages long. Why are we so hasty?

On friday I prayed janazah over my father’s cousin, this morning my cousin had a baby girl, this evening my 2 year old nephew got admitted to hospital after having 2 fits, and on the same evening my brother flew out of the nest to start a new life with his family.

“So I swear by the afterglow of sunset; And by the night and whatever it gathers in its darkness; And by the moon when it is at the full, You shall certainly travel from stage to stage (in this life and in the Hereafter).

Escape

August 30, 2010

Life is a book full of chapters. Allah has given us some control of how this book is written. It’s your life and your story.

Imagine now you’re sitting in another world reading your story of hundreds of years ago. You read and you continue to read. And all you’re thinking is had I done this or that differently this chapter woulda been like this or that.

My message and reminder to you is to escape. Escape from the book that you are currently in semi control of. Let your physical body be within the book but let your mind escape from it and write it with fun, pleasure and hindsight.

Ever wished you could dream and control each and every aspect of the dream knowing that it’s just a dream but still remaining within that pseudo-realism so that it’s pleasurable to the senses? Taking all the risks and plunging to whatever because it’s just a temporary dream?

Well now is your chance. Because hundreds of years from now when you look back to now, this will be nothing more than a dream.

This is enlightenment. Beautiful enlightenment. After reading this post, your mind will already be centuries ahead looking back at you now whilst your body remains here looking at your screen.

Dear reader, congratulations if your mind has allowed you to escape. Many congratulations, because this is not an easy task. Only a certain calibre of mind allows this escape. To many of you this post will be nothing short of a string of jumbled characters.

But to those of you who have managed to escape, enjoy your new game.

Harlem Brothers

August 27, 2010

I’m chilling with them Harlem Brothers

Sunny Days

May 23, 2010

Allah has decreed for it to be sunny. And so it is sunny.

Here I sit in cream 3/4s and a green t shirt, a yard away from a gleaming sun ray. In it comes through the blinds, reminding me of intelligent ‘bulb-lit’ minds, meandering through their mental finds, to come up with this post which shines.

No this is not going to be all poetry.

I want to write with the energy of the sun, for indeed it is vitalising, energising and rejuvenating.

But the problem is, I dont really know what to write about.

Let’s write about Sundom. Sundom is an exaggerated state of Stardom. And I say exaggerated because in actual fact, the sun is a star and so sundom and stardom are the same but sundom just appears to be larger to us.

Many people in the world are thus. There may be two people, equal in calibre and rank, but one is well known, famous and spoken of much whilst the other known to maybe just his family. One appears to be the sun, whilse the other a very dim star. Only after examining and getting close up to the dim star will we realise that hey up, he’s the same size as the sun, if not larger!

And in reality, the dim star is a sun to a different crowd; the crowd that is close to him. Because they indeed view him as large as a sun due to proximity.

And who knows, maybe those that are close to him and see him as the Sun are better folk than the first who are enjoying the sun close to us.

So Sundom is relative.

And Who would be better to view us as high ranking creatures than the Magnificent, Most High, All Knowing Allah ‘azza wajal?

Even if the world saw us as nothing more than spacial black nothing.

The Seas of People

April 12, 2010

The crowds of people are in the next life. Seas and seas of people have passed on. There are more people there than here with us in this short transitory world.

African, Chinese, Arab, Caucasian and Latino brothers and sisters. So many of them. Enjoying, having a great time. So nice. So nice to belong to such a large and wonderful family.

You can mutilate me, but my feeling of brotherhood you will never kill. Because faith cannot be killed. Laa ilaaha illa Allah.

How amazing would it be if you stuck out from the seas in the Sight of Allah? Standing tall. Like Ibrahim a.s who stood so tall his face couldn’t be seen.

But what good is longing when its not followed with action. Allah loves actions. But you don’t act. So what are these empty words?

Who are you trying to fool?

JIMAS 2010

March 14, 2010

JIMAS 2010 is coming up inshaAllah and I can’t wait.

JIMAS CONFERENCE 2010 – 2nd to 5th April – Bank Holiday Weekend

The 3 day conference held at Leicester University Halls of Residence is one amazing experience. To those of who have never attended or are double minded whether to attend or not, I have one word:

Attend.

That’s it. No fancy big clever witty words no haagy daagy gobble de goo. Straight up, to the point.

It feels as though you’ve left the world for 3 days and are living in a lil Muslim Village. The area is beautifully green, and the feeling of brotherhood is immense. It is b e a u t i f u l.

Sh Salem al Amry is attending and to be quite frank he’s worth attending for if no one else is. His lectures are inspiring, motivating, and full of the fundamental essential core: Quran and Sunnah.

3 nights accommodation, three hearty breakfasts, three lovely lunches, and three succulent dinners. And I really mean tantalising lunches and dinners – rice, curries, naan bread, sweet dish. All for ONLY

£50.

What a bargain. JIMAS does not make any profit from the applications. They only just break even if not fall short (as they did last year).

So please come along and bring a friend or two to this potentially life-changing experience (the stories are many), and live together, eat together, and boost your eemaan together.

May Allah bless you.

http://www.jimas.org

When the life of this world is put into perspective  in comparison to a never ending eternal life, we realise the importance of this life and how crucial it is.

This lifespan in comparison to the next is like the blinking of an eye, nay it is more than a  million times less than that even.

If we do well in this blinking of an eye, our eternity is sound. If we don’t do well, our eternity is ruined.

Thus it’s massive significance.

Therefore, our wish should be to die whilst Allah loves us and is pleased with us. That’s all we need. For Him to be happy with us, is great success.

But it aint as black and white as that, for there are grades of love. And all I ask for is that I die whilst I am one of the His most beloved, just after Muhammad s.a.w.

Am I asking for too much?

And to get to that station, is surely with deeds. Because Allah says that we gain His love by obligatory and supererogatory actions.

But never lose sight of the ultimate goal: Allah’s love. Had you the option of getting to that lofty station by studying for 40 years, becoming a scholar, or making tahajjud for 40 years, or by merely being just a family man performing the bear minimum, you would most definitely choose the latter due to it’s ease.

If afterall each method will gain you the same amount of Allah’s love, why burden yourself with the first two?

We know however that the truth is, we should perform deeds to gain Allah’s love.

So let us work with the ultimate goal always in sight.

What a fantastic and refreshing BBC programme to watch!

I applaud the BBC for broadcasting it. It was full of positivity for Islam. It tackled stereotypes, and showed 8/9 Muslims to be decent.

It was full of beautiful hadeeth from Muhammad (s.a.w.).

MashaAllah TabarakAllah

Great points were made.

At the end of the day, most programmes featuring Islam are good, even if they attempt to demonise Islam.

The atrocity of 9/11 was immensely evil, but how many Non-Muslims wanted to research the Quran and Islam thereafter and consequently became Muslim?

Indeed Allah’s statement is true:

“They intend to put out the Light of Allah (i.e. the religion of Islam, this Qur’an, and Prophet Muhammad ) with their mouths. But Allah will complete His Light even though the disbelievers hate (it).”

Hekk

February 17, 2010

This post is a post of many posts on this blog. I am writing it and therefore that makes me a blogger. Isn’t it funny that if I lie in this post, it makes me a BLAGGER.

I personally think BLOGGER should’ve been associated with lying because the ‘a’ in blagger sounds good. That’s why the A team is the A team and not the O Team.

That’s another example of perverted SHOT IT terms like nudity = art, usury = interest and Alan Carr = TV Presenter.

I’m tired and I need to sleep.  I forgot how good it feels to blag.