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William James said:
“Our handicaps help us to an extent that we never expected. If Dostoyevski and Tolstoy had not lived painful lives, they would not have been capable of writing their ageless journals. So being an orphan, blind, poor, or away from home and comfort are all conditions that may lead you to accomplishment and distinction, to advancement and contribution.”
A poet said:
“Allah can bestow His blessings through trials that are small or large,
And He puts some to trial by giving them of His blessings.” Even children and wealth can be the cause of misery:
So let not their wealth or their children amaze you [O’ Muhammad]; in reality Allah’s Plan is to punish them with these things in the life of this world… (Qur’an 9: 55)
Upon becoming crippled, Ibn Atheer was afforded the opportunity to complete his two famous books. Jam ‘ey al-Usool and An-Nihayah. As-Sarakhsi wrote his acclaimed book, Al-Mabsoot, all fifteen volumes of it, while being imprisoned at the bottom of a well.
Ibn al-Qayyim wrote Zaad al-Ma’ad while journeying on a riding animal; Al-Qurtubi wrote a commentary on Saheeh Muslim while traveling on a boat; Most of Ibn Taymiyah’s Fataawa was written while he was in jail.
The scholars of hadith gathered hundreds and thousands of ahaadeeth (hadiths): these were people that were poor, people that were strangers to the word `home.’ A righteous person informed me that he was imprisoned for a while, and during the period of his incarceration, he memorized the entire Qur’an and studied forty large volumes on Islamic jurisprudence.
Abu al-‘Ulaa dictated his books to others because he was blind. Taba Hussain lost his sight, and forthwith he began writing his renowned journals and books. Many bright people, upon being removed from their positions or jobs, contributed to the world in knowledge and thought much more than they ever previously did in their lives.
Francis Bacon said that,
“A little philosophy makes one lean towards disbelief, and to delve into philosophy brings the mind closer to religion.”
And these similitudes we put forward for mankind, but none will understand them except those who have knowledge [ofAllah and His Signs, etc]. (Qur ‘an 29: 43)
1t is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah. (Qur’an 35: 28)
And those who have been bestowed with knowledge and faith will say: `Indeed you have stayed according to the Decree of Allah, until the Day of Resurrection… ‘(Qur’an 30: 56)
Say [to them O’ Muhammad]: `I exhort you on one [thing] only: that you stand up for Allah’s sake in pairs and singly, and reflect [within yourselves the life history of the Prophet], he is only a warner to you in .face of a severe torment. (Qur’an 34: 46)
Dr. A. A. Brill said:
“The true believer will never be afflicted by mental sickness.”
Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger (Muhammad)] and work deeds of righteousness, the Most Beneficent [Allah] will bestow love for them [in the hearts of the believers]. (Qur ‘an 19: 96)
Whoever works righteousness, whether male of female, while he [or she] is a true believer [of Islamic Monotheism] verily, to him we will give a good life [in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision], and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do [i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter]. (Qur’an 16: 97)
And verily, Allah is the Guide of those who believe, to the straight path. (Qur’an 22: 54)
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We are peaceful, moderate, and tolerant. We respect the views of all Madhahib (Schools of thought), However, we do not tolerate any kind of extremism or extremist ideologies inside this centre.
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In approaching Adam’s AS story, it is important to keep in mind that his story begins in the spiritual world, in the timeless, spaceless realm of Allah and His angels. And While Adam AS is obviously the most important character in his own story, there is another character who is also of great importance, Iblees or Shaytan, the arch-villain. Adam’s AS story is a history of our species. He is both the first man and ancestor of the human race. At a deeper level, his story is also a subtle allegory concerning mankind and the human condition, both before and after the Fall. We hope this summary of his story serves to give us a deeper insight of our true origin, nature and identity, so that we can know who we truly are and where we belong in the divine scheme of things.
THE CREATION OF PROPHET ADAM Read more ›
آية الكرسي /Ayatul Kursi / Surat Al-Baqarah 2:255
Reading the Holy Quran is a great way to overcome turmoil, anxiety and distress, and to relieve us. There is one particular Ayah in particular that Prophet Muhammad salallahu alaihi wasallam spoke of, that is said to give its reader great benefits in this life and the afterlife – Ayatul Kursi (Surat Al-Baqarah 2:255), also known as the Verse of the Throne. Read more ›
Surat Al Kahf has immense blessings.
Abu Darda’ reported Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Surat Al-Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal. (Sahih muslim Book 004, Hadith 1766)
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reports that the Prophet SAW said: “Whoever recites Surat Al-Kahf on Jumu’ah will have illumination from the light from one Jumu’ah to the next.” (an-Nasa’i, al-Baihaqi, and al-Hakim) Read more ›
Prophet Muhammad’s SAW Farewell Sermon / خطبة الودا, Khutbatu l-Wada
9 DhulHijjah 10 AH (9 March 632) at Mount Arafat
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) undertook his farewell pilgrimage in the year 10 A.H. His farewell pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the most significant historical events in the minds of Muslims, for it was the first and last pilgrimage made by Prophet Muhammad, as well as being the model for performing the fifth pillar of Islam, the Hajj. Read more ›
William James said:
“Our handicaps help us to an extent that we never expected. If Dostoyevski and Tolstoy had not lived painful lives, they would not have been capable of writing their ageless journals. So being an orphan, blind, poor, or away from home and comfort are all conditions that may lead you to accomplishment and distinction, to advancement and contribution.” Read more ›
Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the foolish [i.e. don’t punish them]. (Qur ‘an 7: 199)
It is not right for you to forsake your brother because of one or two faults that you find in him, especially if the rest of his character is honorable. As we know, perfection for any one of us is unattainable. Al-Kindi said:
“How is it that you want your friend to possess a specific pattern of characteristics when your soul____________ which is the closest of souls to you – does not always obey your commands? What right do you then have to expect another person’s soul to follow your orders?”
Even as he is now, so were you yourselves before till Allah conferred on you His Favors [i.e. guided you to Islam]… (Qur’an 4: 94)
So ascribe not purity to yourselves. He knows best him who fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him. (Qur’an: 53: 32)
It is enough for you that you are satisfied with the main part of your brother’s character. Abu Darda (may Allah be pleased with him) said:
“To reproach your brother for something is better than to lose him altogether.”
Some of the wise said:
“We are still not satisfied with ourselves, so how then can we expect ourselves to be satisfied with others.”
It has also been said:
“Don’t remain aloof from someone who impresses you with a good character and sound judgment because of some minor fault that is surrounded by an ocean of virtues. You will not find, as long as you live, a person so cultivated that he is free from blemish and sin. Contemplate your own self and how it often errs and strays. This kind of introspection makes your demand on others more balanced and makes you more sympathetic to the sinner.” An Arab poet said:
“Who is the one whose character is untainted,
Sufficient worthiness for someone is that his defects can be counted.”
It has been said that one’s suspicions concerning one’s brother should not ruin a good mutual trust that has been tested over time. Ja’far ibn Muhammad said to his son. “O’ my son, whoever among your brothers becomes angry with you three times, and on each occasion speaks only the truth about you, take him as a close friend.” Al-Hasan ibn Wahb said,
“From the rights of mutual love is to forgive and overlook shortcomings.”
So overlook their faults with gracious forgiveness. (Qur ‘an 15: 85)
Ibn Roomi said:
“These are people and the world, and there is no doing away with dust
That irritates the eyes or spoils the drink.
From the lack of fairness is to expect refinement
In the world, while you yourself are unrefined.”
And had it not been for the Grace of Allah and His Mercy on you, not one of you would ever have been pure from sins. (Qur ‘an 24: 21)
A poet said:
“You seek a cultivated person who is free from defects, but does the aloe exude a pleasant odor without smoke.”
He knows best him who fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him. (Qur’an 53: 32)
Being of service to others leads to happiness. In an authentic hadith, the Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him) said:
Verily, Allah will say to His slave as He is taking account of him on the Day of Judgment, `O’ son of Adam, I was hungry and you did not feed me. He will answer, how can I feed you and you are the Lord of the worlds! He will say, did you not know that my slave so and so who is the son of so and so felt hunger, and you did not feed him. Alas! Had you fed him you would have found that (i.e. reward) with Me. O’ son of Adam, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink. He will say, How can I give you drink, and you are the Lord of the worlds! He will say, did you not know that my slave so and so, the son of so and so felt thirsty and you did not give him drink. Alas! If you had given him, you would have found that (i.e. reward) with Me. O’ son of Adam, I became sick and you did not visit Me. He will say, How can I visit you and you are the Lord of the worlds! He will say, did you not know that my slave so and so, the son of so and so became sick and you did not visit him. Alas! Had you visited him, you would have found me with him.” Read more ›
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