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MYF Open Day Saturday 14th June

The MYF will be having our quarterly open day again on Saturday the 14th of June 2014 inshAllah.

MYF Open Day

Volunteers will be greatly appreciated in the following areas In Shaa Allah:

  • Volunteers to help set up for the open day on Friday the 13th of June 2014,      4pm onwards iA (We will meet at the MYF iA).
  • Volunteers to distribute leaflets advertising the open day around the area of the MYF (to local take aways etc) – on FRIDAY 13TH JUNE 2014 – 4PM ONWARDS.
  • Volunteers to help on the open day itself In Shaa Allah:
  • Volunteers to greet people visiting the open day & take them round the open day exhibits.
  • Volunteers to hand out flyers advertising the open day to people walking past the MYF to invite them into the MYF for the open day In Shaa Allah.
  • Volunteers to generally help out on the day it self In Shaa Allah.

MYF Open Day

Please forward this message as widely as possible In Shaa Allah.

The art of happiness

Among the greatest of blessings is to have a calm, stable, and happy heart. For in happiness the mind is clear, enabling one to be a productive person. It has been said that happiness is an art that needs to be learned. And if you learn it, you will be blessed in this life. But how does one learn it? A basic principle of achieving happiness is having an ability to endure and to cope with any situation. Therefore you should neither be swayed nor governed by difficult circumstances, nor should you be annoyed by insignificant trifles. Based on the purity of the heart and its ability to endure, a person will shine. When you train yourself to be patient and forbearing, then hardship and calamity will be easy for you to bear. Read more

Extinguish the fire of enmity before it spreads

Throughout my life, I found that whenever I defended myself against defamatory comments, loss and regret were the main results. At first I would think it wise that I should set things straight when some person criticized me, regardless of whether the criticism was verbal or written. In the end, however, I found the opposite to be true. By defending myself, more enmity resulted, and instead of the restoration of good ties between my critic and me, he would attempt to malign me even further. Eventually I would wish that I had never confronted him in the first place. It would have been better to forgive, forbear, show patience, turn away, and ignore the defamatory remarks. After all, this is what the Qur’an teaches us: Read more

Gentleness helps you achieve your goals

In previous chapters, I quoted revealed texts to illustrate the importance of being gentle; here we expand on the same theme by mentioning some examples. Imagine yourself driving a car on an extremely narrow road that is enclosed on either side by a wall. There is no way for a car to pass except with a great deal of care, gentleness, and caution. However, if a driver attempted to go through this street at a high speed, he would constantly crash into the wall on the right, and then into the one on the left, eventually causing his car to break down. In both of these instances ___________that of driving carefully and that of driving recklessly at a high speed – the street is the same and the car is the same, but the way of driving is different. Read more

Dissatisfaction is the door to doubt

Dissatisfaction opens the door that leads to doubt in Allah: in His Decree, in His Wisdom, and in His Knowledge. Rarely is the complainer free from these accompanying doubts that mix within his heart and permeate his being. If he were to delve deep into his self with honest introspection, he would find his faith to be infirm and questionable. Contentment and faith are like brothers that accompany one another; meanwhile, doubt and discontentment have a similar fraternal relationship. Tirmidhi related that the Prophet (bpuh) said: Read more

Your reward is Paradise…

“My soul that owns things is itself departing, Then why should I cry when something leaves me.”MYF

The whole world, with all its gold, silver, positions, and mansions does not deserve even a teardrop. In a hadith related by Tirmidhi, the Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him) said:

“The world is cursed, and what is in it is cursed, except the remembrance of Allah, that which follows it (i.e. other good deeds that Allah loves), the scholar, and the student.” Read more

Sleepless nights…

If you toss and turn during the night without being able to fall asleep, do the following:

1. Remember Allah with Prophetic supplications or supplications taken from the Qur’an:

 Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.  (Qur’an 13: 28)

2. Avoid sleeping during the day, except when you have no other choice:

And have made the day for livelihood.   (Qur’an 78: 11)

3. Read or write until sleep comes:

And say: My Lord! Increase me in knowledge. ‘(Qur’an 20: 114)

4. Work hard during the day:

And [it is He no] makes the day Nushur [i.e. getting up and going about here and there for daily work, etc., after one’s sleep at night or like resurrection after one’s death]. (Qur’an 25: 47)

5. Consume stimulants such as coffee and tea in moderation.