Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Shepherd

Once upon a time, there lived in Basra an old man whose only
occupation was caring for and loving his only son who was a handsome
young man. The old man invested all his money on his son's education.
The young man went away for a few years and acquired an education at a
well known university under the great scholars of that age.
The day had arrived for the son to return from his studies and the old
man waited at the door for his son. When the son came and met his
father, the old man looked into his eyes and felt great
disappointment. "What have you learnt my son?" he asked, "I have
learnt everything there was to be learnt, father", he said. "But have
you learnt what cannot be taught?" asked the father. "Go, my son and
learn what cannot be taught", said the old man.

The young man went back to his master and asked him to teach him what
cannot be taught.
"Go away to the mountains with these four hundred sheep and come back
when they are one thousand", said the master.

The young man went to the mountains and became a shepherd. There for
the first time he encountered a silence. He had no one to talk to. The
sheep did not understand his language. In his desperation, he would
talk to them but they would look back at him as if to say he was
stupid. Slowly but surely he began to forget all his worldly
knowledge, his ego, his pride and he became quiet like the sheep and
great wisdom and humility came to him.

At the end of two years when the number of sheep had grown to one
thousand, he returned to his master and fell on his feet. "Now you
have learnt what cannot be taught," said the master.

NB. It is interesting to note that the Nabis of Allah Taala (Alayhimus
salaam) at some time in their lives, generally before Nubuwwat, tended
to sheep, and other such animals.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Islamic Alphabet A-Z

A is for ALLAH

B is for Bismillah


C for Concentrate only on the right path, and staying away from 
following the Satanic footsteps.

D for Dua'a for everyone to do better in this life, and a peaceful ending and Hereafter. Ameen.


E for Eternal blessed life may we all get Jannah when we die. Ameen.

F for Faith in ONE ALLAH and His Final Messenger Muhammad (pbuh).

G for Grave may ALLAH protect us from its 
darkness and open its window to Jannah.

H for Honour everyone with love and respect so you 
be honoured by ALLAH.

I for ISLAM the only true and best religion.


J for Jihad, struggling for the Sake of Allah.


K for Kill all the evil desires raised in our hearts by 
Satan and be strong in faith.

L for "La ilaha illa Allahu,Muhammad ur-rasul ALLAH" 
heartbeat of every Muslim.

M for Muhammad (pbuh) the best human, for whom 
ALLAH made this entire universe.

N for Nourish your soul with loads of Ibadah and extra 
supplications.

O for ONE Life and ONE Death so make this life so 
pure, our next life be full of peace.

P for Peace, Peace and only Peace and we should be 
proud to be Muslims.

Q for Qur'an which we must recite daily and 
understand and implement in daily life.

R for Riba means INTEREST which is illegal in 
Islam.

S for Sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)which 
we will follow In shaa'Allah.

T for Truth which leads to a peaceful life.


U for Un-blessed people who disgrace and don't 
respect their parents.

V for Victory of ISLAM Insha'Allah.


W for Watch which way you're going in this world, are 
you sure it will lead to Jannah?

X for Xerox means copy The Qur'an in your and 
heart and follow the Sunnah.

Y for YA-ALLAH our ONLY Saviour in this world and in the Hereafter.

Z for Zealous towards Islam and bring new hope for a 
blessed life in both worlds.

Monday, November 07, 2011

A Beautiful Eid Story

Waleed received a car from his brother as an Eid gift. On Eid day when
Waleed came out of his house, a small poor boy was walking around the
new car, admiring it. “Does it belong to you, Uncle” he asked. Waleed
replied in negative. “This is Eid gift from my brother.” The boy was
amazed.

“You mean your brother gave it to you and it cost you nothing? Boy, I
wish…” He hesitated. Of course Waleed knew what he was going to wish
for. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the lad
said jarred Waleed all the way down to his heels. “I wish,” the boy
went on, “that I could be a brother like that.” Waleed looked at the
boy in astonishment, then impulsively he added, “Would you like to
take a ride in my car?” “Oh yes, I’d love that.”

After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow, said,
“Uncle, would you mind driving in front of my house?” Waleed smiled a
little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his
neighbors that he could ride home in a big car. But Waleed was wrong
again. “Will you stop where those two steps are?” the boy asked. He
ran up the steps. Then in a little while Waleed heard him coming back,
but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled
brother. He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up
against him and pointed to the car.

“There it is, little brother, just like I told you before. His brother
gave it to him for Eid and it didn’t cost him a penny. And some day
I’m gonna give you one just like it…then you can see for yourself all
the pretty things in the shop windows that I’ve been trying to tell
you about.”

Waleed got out and lifted the boy to the front seat of his car. The
shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them
began a memorable ride. That Eid, Waleed learned what the
Prophet(pbuh) meant when he had said: “love for your brother what you
love for yourself”.