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Do not grieve – There is another life to come

The day will come when Allah will gather together the first of the creation and the last of it. The knowledge of this occurrence alone should reassure you of Allah’s justice. So whoever’s money is usurped here shall find it there; whoever is oppressed here shall find justice carried out there; and whoever oppresses here shall find his punishment there.

Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher, said, Read more…

Congratulations for new parents and how they should respond

Baarakallaahu laka fil-mawhoobi laka, wa shakartal-waahiba , wa balagha ‘ashuddahu, wa ruziqta birrahu.

May Allah bless you with His gift to you , and may you (the new parent) give thanks, may the child reach the maturity of years , and may you be granted its righteousness . The reply of the person being congratulated is to say : Read more…

Invocations in times of worry and grief

Allaahumma ‘innee ‘abduka, ibnu ‘abdika, ibnu ‘amatika, naasiyatee biyadika, maadhin fiyya hukmuka, ‘adlun fiyya qadhaa’uka, ‘as’aluka bikulli ismin huwa laka, sammayta bihi nafsaka, ‘aw ‘anzaltahu fee kitaabika, ‘aw ‘allamtahu ‘ahadan min khalqika, ‘awista’tharta bihi fee ‘ilmil-ghaybi ‘indaka, ‘an taj’alal-Qur’aana rabee’a qalbee, wa noora sadree, wa jalaa’a huznee, wa thahaaba hammee . Read more…

New Muslim Group Calendar for December 27th @Nayaab

Our monthly social for December will be a dinner this coming Saturday (27th December) at “Nayaab” restaurant iA (details below). We are planning to meet at 6-30 pm for a 7pm start iA. The buffet style food set up will cost £7-99 per person (drinks are extra). Please try to come for the dinner if you can & please forward this message to any revert brothers & sisters whom you know of iA. (If any revert brothers / sisters would like to bring their non-muslim family / friends to the dinner, they are welcome to do so iA).

The booking at the restaurant is strictly from 7pm till 8-30pm so so we all need to be at our tables at 7pm & leave our tables at 8-30 pm so please arrive at the restaurant by 7pm iA.

If people think that an 8-30 pm finish is too early for them, we can go for a coffee / ice-cream afterwords iA !

Also, I need to give the restaurant the exact numbers attending, so if you would like to attend, I would need to have your confirmation (by return of e-mail or text message) by 8pm tomorrow (Friday, 26th December) iA.

The restaurant details are:

NAYAAB

5-7 Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6JZ.

Everlastingness and Paradise are there, and not here!

Do you wish to stay young, healthy, rich, and immortal? If you desire these things, you will not find them in this world; however, you can find them in the Hereafter. Allah, the Exalted, has decreed misery and impermanence for this world. He called this life a trifle and an enjoyment of deception.

There is a well-known poet from long ago, who for the greater part of his life lived a life of penury. In the prime of his youth, he wanted money and could not get it. He wanted a wife too, but he failed in that pursuit as well. When he became old, with white hair and brittle bones, he became rich. Many women were now willing to marry him and he lived a comfortable life. The irony of his story is that he was poor when he was able to enjoy all comforts and that he became rich when he could no longer enjoy the pleasures of life. He composed these verses in the latter part of his life: Read more…

Everyone is searching for happiness, but…

Few are those who are guided to the path that truly leads to happiness. Regarding that and other paths, here are three points for you to reflect upon:

1. Whoever does not make the pleasure of Allah to be his main concern in life will end up losing in the end:

We shall gradually seize them with punishment in ways they perceive not)

2. In order to achieve happiness, people attempt to follow many complicated and tricky paths. Little do they know that an easier path is ready for them in the religion of Islam – a path that will bring them the best of this life and the Hereafter?

… But if they had done what they were told, it would have been better .for them, and would have strengthened their [Faith].   (Qur ‘an 4: 66)

3. There are too many people in this world who think they are doing well, but who, in reality, are losing out on this life and the Hereafter, simply because they turn their backs to the true Religion.

And the Word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice.   (Qur’an 6: 115)

Things that bring about happiness

1. Good deeds:

Whoever works righteousness, whether male or 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]…  (Qur’an 16: 97) Read more…

Some other effects of depression

I recently read the translation of Dr. Edward Bodowlski’s book, Stop Worrying and Seek Betterment. Here are some of the chapter titles from his book:

– What Anxiety does to the Heart?

– High Blood Pressure Feeds off of Anxiety

Anxiety may be the Cause of some Forms of Rheumatism

As a Favor to your insides, Seek to Decrease the Level of your Anxiety

How Anxiety can be considered a Cause of the Common Cold Anxiety and the Thyroid Gland

The Victim of Diabetes and Anxiety

Dr. Carl Maninger, a specialist in psychology, wrote a book called Man against Himself: In it, he says:

“Dr. Maninger will not give you the principles of how to avoid anxiety, but instead he will give you an astonishing report on how we destroy our own body and minds through anxiety and nervousness, malice and rancor, fear, and feelings of revenge.”

And those who pardon men; verily, Allah loves the good-doer.}  (Qur ‘an 3: 134)

Among the more salient lessons that we should learn from this verse is that we should have a sound heart, peace of mind, calm nerves, and a feeling of happiness.

The French philosopher Montaigne once said:

“I wish to help you in dealing with your problems with my hands, but not with my liver and lungs.”

Invoke Allah with the following

“O’ Allah, give us a good share of piety, for you serve as a barrier between us and between our disobeying Thu. Give us that share of obedience to you with which you make us enter Paradise, and a share of the faith that serves to make the calamities of this world seem easy for us. Make us enjoy the blessings of our hearing, sight, and strength as long as you give us life… Grant us revenge against those who have wronged us and help us against those who have transgressed against us. And do not make our calamity to him in our religion; do not make the world to be the most important matter with us, nor make it the extent of our knowledge. And on account of our sins, do not give those who show us no mercy the power to subjugate us.”