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  • Submit To Peace
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    Debate



    A Mufti sat next to a Reverend on a flight.

    The Rev asked the Mufti:

    What is your occupation?

    Mufti: I'm into big business

    Rev: But what business exactly?

    Mufti:
    I deal with God

    Rev: Ah, so you're a Muslim religious leader. I have one problem with you Muslims: you oppress your women.

    Mufti: How do we oppress women?


    Rev: You make your women cover up completely and you keep them in the homes.

    Mufti: Ah. I have a problem with you people: you oppress MONEY

    Rev: What? How can one oppress money?

    Mufti: You keep your money hidden away, in wallets, banks and safes. You keep it covered up. Why don't you display it in public if it's a beautiful thing

    Rev:
    It will get stolen, obviously.

    Mufti:
    You keep your money hidden because it is so valuable. We value the true worth of women far, far more. Therefore, these precious jewels are not on display to one and all. They are kept in honour and dignity

    Rev:
    -*silence*

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  • Submit To Peace
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    A cup of water



    A famous sufi Sheikh once visited the Caliph Harun al-Rashid, the caliph asked him if he wanted anything. The Sheikh said that he only desired a simple cup of water.


    When the cup of water was given to the sheikh he asked the Caliph, "what would you give if no water was available to you and you are forced to trade for this one cup of water?"

    Harun al-Rashid replied, "I most certainly would give at the very least half of my kingdom"



    The Sheikh then said, "and what would you give if you were not able to release the waste of that water from your body unless you traded something for it?"



    The Caliph said, "I would certainly give the other half of my kingdom"



    The Sheikh smiled and told the Caliph, "It is God that controls both these things, so what is the worth of all your kingdom if it can be so easily traded for a simple cup of water".


    There are many (apparently) minor things in our life which we take for granted (from Allah) till the time it is taken away from us. Similarly this life which we easily laugh away (at times) we would realize the value of each and every moment of it when it would be taken away from us, but then it would be too late, not even the gold of the whole world would be enough to bring back even one second.

    May Allah (swt) help us in realizing the importance of everything that HE has blessed us with. Ameen!

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  • Submit To Peace
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    JazakAllah khair everyone for the kind words of encouragement. May Allah (swt) reward you for your sincerity.


    Life

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  • OBL
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    Jazakallah khair

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  • Aaliyah90
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    Jazakullah Khair for sharing these with us

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  • -T-
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    Submit To Peace, I love you.

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  • Submit To Peace
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    Step by step

    A certain man had to go out to another town miles away. It was night and pitch dark, and all he had was a tiny little lantern which could, at most, light a couple of steps. Because the journey seemed so long, and the night dark, he was depressed and unsure - unsure of reaching his destination with only this tiny light.
    While he stood at his door utterly frustrated and helpless, a Realised Man happened to appear and asked him why he was standing at his door with a lantern.

    The man replied that he really did not know what to do;
    though he was all set for the journey, it appeared so long, and the night so dark, that his small lantern could not really be of much use.
    The Realised Man explained to him that it was not necessary to have a big enough light to illuminate the whole way.

    'As you proceed' he said, 'the light will move with you, so that the next one or two steps will always be clear. All you need to do is to hold on to this light and start walking. As the darkness clears with the rising of the sun, if you keep walking you will reach the destination in the full light of the noon.

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  • Submit To Peace
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    Kindness

    One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.

    Instead of a meal, he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry and so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you?"

    "You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness." He said, "Then I thank you from my heart." As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strengthened also. He had been ready to give up and quit.

    Years later, that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.

    Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, he went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown, he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day, he gave special attention to the case.

    After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested from the business office to pass the final billing to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge, and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words:

    "PAID IN FULL WITH ONE GLASS OF MILK....


    (Signed)
    Dr. Howard Kelly."


    Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You, God, that Your love is shed abroad through human hearts and hands.".

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  • Submit To Peace
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    ^ JazakAllah khair for the kind words of encouragement


    Originally posted by .: Anna :. View Post
    perhaps one per day.
    the problem is when u make so many at once, and they are all c&p
    Alright, I would try to limit it to one per day. Well, they are not all copy and paste. Some of them I have heard from scholars and noted from them, some of them I wrote myself, few of them I heard from different sources, and the rest of them I copy and pasted whenever I come across anything interesting through any source at any stage of life. I am able to share them at once, because I have been collecting them for a long time in one place, and it is easy for me to copy them from there and paste here.
    Last edited by Submit To Peace; 24-11-08, 05:52 PM.

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  • HiBiScUs
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    Jazakallahu khayr for your thought provoking posts, mashallah its very much appreciated.

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  • .: Anna :.
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    perhaps one per day.
    the problem is when u make so many at once, and they are all c&p

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  • Submit To Peace
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    Originally posted by .: Anna :. View Post
    please post in ur thread here, instead of making so many new topics and making work for us
    I apologize for the inconvenience. My intentions were to share the topics in the relevant forums. I would be inshaAllah careful in future.

    p.s. Is it alright if I start one thread per day in each sub-forum ? As I think very less people would like to read all the topics within one thread. Just my personal thinking though I might be wrong.

    JazakAllah khair.

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  • .: Anna :.
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    please post in ur thread here, instead of making so many new topics and making work for us

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  • Submit To Peace
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    True Love and Metaphorical Love Compared

    Majnun's real name was Qais. His story falls in the period of Hadrat Hasan(ra). Qais was deeply taken by Laila. He once met Hadrat Hasan(ra) who said, Qais, I have made peace with Amir Mu'awiyah(ra). I have handed the reigns of leadership to those suited for it. Qais kept silent for a while. Hadrat Hasan asked him, What are you thinking about? He replied, I was thinking that the governorship actually suits Laila. Upon hearing this Hadrat Hasan stated, You are crazy[ Anta Majnun]! and from then on he became known as Majnun.


    One of the greatest stories of love between man and a woman is that of Laila and Majnun. Due to its fame, 'ishq laila [ love for Laila] has become another term for ishq majazi[metaphorical love] as Majnun's love for Laila is symbolic of the love of worldly objects.


    Once Majnun's father told him, Because of you I have had to face considerable disgrace. The tales of your infatuation have spread far and wide. Come, I will take you to the Sacred Ka'bah. There, you can sincerely repent for your sins. When Majnun reached the sacred Ka'bah, he clasped the shroud of the Ka'bah and supplicated: O Allah, I repent of all my sins,But I repent not of my love of Laila. When his father heard him say this, he looked angrily at him. Then Majnun recited another couplet:

    O Lord, never remove my love for her,And have mercy upon that person who says amen for my supplication.


    Once a person saw Majnun kissing the feet of a dog. He asked Majnun, Why are you doing that? Majnun replied, This dog has just come from the street on which Laila lives. That is why I am kissing its feet. What else can such an obsessed and insane person be called except for Majnun [crazy]!


    Majnun used to circle the street where Laila lived, reciting the following couplets:


    I circle the walls of the house of LailaSometimes I kiss this wall, sometimes I kiss that one,It is not love for these walls that has infatuated my heart,But the love of who lives within them.


    Once, the mayor of the city thought that he should actually see with his own eyes the girl whom Majnun's love have made famous. When Laila was brought before him, he was astounded to see that she was just an ordinary girl without any extraordinary features, figure, or complexion. He said to her, You are no prettier than any other girl. She retorted, Keep quiet. You are not Majnun. It is for this reason that the metaphorical lover claims that Laila should be beheld by the eyes of Majnun.


    True love is permissible and is an act of worship [ibadah]; whereas metaphorical love is impermissible and sinful.True love secures one's religion as well as worldly life; whereas metaphorical love destroys them.True love will one day result in meeting the Beloved (saws) whereas metaphorical love will one day result in separation from the beloved.True love illuminates the heart; whereas metaphorical love darkens it..True love breathes life into the heart; whereas metaphorical love brings it death.True love brings one respect and honor; whereas metaphorical love leads one to disgrace.True love's fervor is everlasting; whereas metaphorical love's zeal is temporary.In true love the lover's final adobe is Heaven [Jannah]; whereas in metaphorical love the lover's final adobe is Hell [Jahannam].True love's road is one on which all difficulties are endured easily; whereas in metaphorical love every difficulty is a punishment.In true love the lovers' faces glow with the freshness of spring; whereas in metaphorical love the lovers' faces cast the dreariness of winter.



    True love ['Ishq Haqiqi] refers to love for Allah swt, while metaphoric love ['Ishq Majazi] refers to love for creation when it exists for the sake of fulfilling one's base desires. In short, true love is love of Allah swt, Lord of the universe, and metaphorical love is love for creation.Metaphorical Love:Allah, the Lord of the worlds, has placed an instinctive mutual attraction between men and women. However, He has also placed some restrictions and conditions for their relationships. If they live within these limits, they will be rewarded. If they exceed these limits, they will be punished. When purification of the soul [ tazkiyah al-nafs ] is not achieved, a man's mind is always preoccupied with thoughts women. Similarly, women may be captivated by men. Even if the whole world praises the beauty of a certain woman, she herself can become infatuated with the physical beauty of one man.

    Love for Allah By Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad (db)

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  • Kubs
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    Mashallah that was really nice and had alot of truth in it.

    Jazakallah Khair for posting.

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