Thursday, December 29, 2011

Money doesn't talk ... it just whines

At what point did we get it all so confused?
Instead of money being a source of assistance
It has become a source of our existence
What would be the sense in creating for the purpose of maintaining?
Surely our purpose isn't to secure such a temporary fortress?
There has to be more to this....
Yet we run in rings chasing our tails
Making an effort yet we continue to fail
For our duty and our mission remains simply through Submission
To Him who Created us from dust, said "BE" and it is
The One Alone, not in need anything, Aware of everything
But still this knowledge, this truth, some how keeps getting twisted
The whispers that are whispered keep enticing us to invest in our lusts
Foolish enough even when God PROMISES an increase we plan our own decrease
Just doesn't make any sense
Wealth is gifted not attained
Wealth is released for purpose in due measure to ensure we are saved
Tested through the dollar or lack of;  just means we need to let go and submit
Does it really matter? If He Provides what's all the clatter?
Our role remains that we make an effort our goal proclaims that we rely solely on He who is Perfect

"Do they not know that Allah enlarges the provision for whom He wills, and straitens it (for whom He wills). Verily, in this are signs for the folk who believe!" Quran 39:52

Monday, December 26, 2011

It's gotta go back to basics
Take it all off, drop it all down
Quit the races
It's rooted in you; with pure intentions guidance is found
People after one another
Nit picking, thumb flicking, air stinking
It's an open mouth, in a drought
Trying to be replenished but you've got your thoughts caught with the devil
Trying to understand, truth in your effort reflects your stance
And it all goes back down to basics
Every question, every reply will come from simplicity , with a tear in your eye
It's really all that simple
But the devil takes his seat upon every lying victim
That's our social standing we're all caught up in the corrupt system
Morality lost , ethics comes last and our understanding of life and death is mismatched
Trying to balance this extreme perception
So even at our finest we're weakened in our own deception
We excuse our stagnation
Blame our inability to keep up with our natural inclination
Shame over shameless ...
Need I remind us
Social change remains a reflection
If we don't have it right inside it's gonna be tight outside
But we won't ever piece the puzzle
Until we realize the basics rule our lives
And if we just focus our energy on correcting and implementing truth will be clear and will easily turn away the stench of falsehood as it's fermenting
....... yah, there I go venting ..
On the authority of Aboo `Abdillaah an-Nu`maan the son of Basheer (radiAllaahu 'anhumaa), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) say:

That which is lawful is clear and that which is unlawful is clear, and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which many people do not know. Thus he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honour, but he who falls into doubtful matters [eventually] falls into that which is unlawful, like the shepherd who pastures around a sanctuary, all but grazing therein. Truly every king has a sanctuary, and truly Allaah's sanctuary is His prohibitions. Truly in the body there is a morsel of flesh, which, if it be whole, all the body is whole, and which, if it is diseased, all of [the body] is diseased. Truly, it is the heart.

Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Command to shun Shirk and lying -Ibn Kathir

Quran 22:30 That and whoever honors the sacred things of Allah, then that is better for him with his Lord. The cattle are lawful to you, except those (that will be) mentioned to you. So shun the Rijs of the idols, and shun false speech.

The Command to shun Shirk and Lying
Allah says:

So shun the Rijis of the idols, and shun false speech.
From this it is clear what Ar-Rijs means, i.e., avoid the abomination, which means idols. Shirk is mentioned in conjunction with false speech, as in the Ayah:

Say: "(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are;
  • Al-Fawahish (immoral sins) whether committed openly or secretly,
  • sins (of all kinds),
  • unrighteous oppression,
  • joining partners with Allah for which He has given no authority, and
  • saying things about Allah of which you have no knowledge''. (7:33)
This includes bearing false witness.
In the Two Sahihs it was reported from Abu Bakrah that the Messenger of Allah said:
Shall I not tell you about the worst of major sins?
We said, "Yes, O Messenger of Allah.''
He said: Associating others with Allah, disobeying one's parents.
He was reclining, then he sat up and said: and indeed giving false statements, and indeed bearing false witness...
and he kept on repeating it until we wished that he would stop.''
Imam Ahmad recorded that Khuraym bin Fatik Al-Asadi said,
"The Messenger of Allah prayed As-Subh (Al-Fajr), and when he had finished, he stood up and said:

Bearing false witness is on a par with the association of others with Allah.
Then he recited this Ayah: ...
So shun the Rijs of the idols, and shun lying speech. Hunafa' Lillah, not associating partners unto Him;
Allah says:

Hunafa' Lillah,
means, sincerely submitting to Him Alone, shunning falsehood and seeking the truth.
Allah says: not associating partners unto Him;
Then Allah gives a likeness of the idolator in his misguidance and being doomed and being far away from true guidance, and says: and whoever assigns partners to Allah, it is as if he had fallen from the sky,
meaning, the birds caught him in midair,for the wind had thrown him to a far off place.
means, remote and desolate, dangerous for anyone who lands there.

Hence it says in the Hadith of Al-Bara':
When the angels of death take the soul of the disbeliever in death, they take his soul up to the heaven, but the gates of heaven are not opened for him; on the contrary, his soul is thrown down from there.
Then he recited this Ayah.
The Hadith has already been quoted in our explanation of Surah Ibrahim.
Allah gives another parable of the idolators in Surah Al-An`am, where He says:

"Shall we invoke others besides Allah, that can do us neither good nor can harm us, and shall we turn back on our heels after Allah has guided us -- like one whom the Shayatin have made to go astray in the land in confusion, his companions calling him to guidance (saying): `Come to us.'''
Say: "Verily, Allah's guidance is the only guidance.'' (6:71)

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Exaggerated State

How did exaggeration become so day-to-day?
I catch myself doing it, embedded into our daily speech
The phrases we say, like "I've done it a million times today?"
Really? No, not literally but that's how it ends up to be
What is, isn't actuality
Even within our own being it's a hard catch to see
How did truth get distorted so dangerously
Where we've said it so many times we're convinced it's part of our reality
Like, "I'm trying my best..."
Oh yah ...
If that's the case then you fail in patience for you just complained
For "my best" becomes an excuse; exaggerated and strained
Yet for some reason we're convinced
That amidst our test we should raise our flags and give up
The battle internally rages, it's fire fumes in stages
And instead of humbling ourselves we become engulfed in fluff
The fuzzy-ness that we choose to describe our state of mind
The exaggerated phrases and over the top lines
Keep us mentally deluded or in stress arrogance can find
I suffer no less than the rest in my confusion
Steps to reform I've been told come from acknowledgment and confession
Corrections greatest enemy is the concept of realization
So I question....... how did our speech become so loose?
Where did we come up with the phrases we use?
Does it reflect a reality or is it just what society will approve?
.........I question, come walk with me in this mental concession

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lunar Eclipse

During the Jaahiliyyah, people used to believe that eclipses happened to mark the birth or death of a great person, but the Messenger of Allaah SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) declared this belief to be false and explained the divine wisdom behind the occurrence of eclipses:

Imaam al-Bukhaari and Muslim narrated that Ibn Mas’ood al-Ansaari said: “the sun was eclipsed the day Ibraaheem the son of the Messenger of Allaah SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) died, and the people said, ‘The sun is eclipsed because of the death of Ibraaheem.’ The Messenger of Allaah SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘The sun and the moon are two signs from Allaah, and they do not become eclipsed for the death or the birth of anyone. If you see that, hasten to remember Allaah and to pray.’”

Allaah causes eclipses to happen to these two mighty signs, the sun and the moon, to teach His slaves and show them that these things are created and are subject to imperfections and changes just like any other created entities. Thus He shows them His perfect ability and that He alone is deserving of worship, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Prostrate yourselves not to the sun” nor to the moon, but prostrate yourselves to Allaah Who created them, if you (really) worship Him”

(Fussilat 41:37)

“It is He Who made the sun a shining thing and the moon as a light and measured out for it stages that you might know the number of years and the reckoning. Allaah did not create this but in truth. He explains the Ayaat in detail for people who have knowledge.” [Yoonus 10:5]

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Friday, December 02, 2011

Some people want it all.... I just don't wanna fall......(in the pit of hell, May He Forgive and Protect us..Ameen)

Don't need to be organized just need to be clean
Don't need to be wealthy just need to be heedful of your duty before Allah and the rights over you
Don't need to be educated but need to be hardworking
Don't need to have extensive Islamic knowledge but need to practice what you know and desire to keep increasing
Don't need to be popular or well known but the company you keep needs to be among those that truly remember the Meeting with their Lord
Don't need to be articulate but need to do what you say and give weight to your words
Don't need to be interesting just need to be true (ie not exaggerate/attention seekers at any expense/negative)
Don't need to be rich but need to control desires and spend within your means
Dont need to own a house but need to consciously choose to not want to battle Allah (ie be involved in interest)
Don't need to have it all but need not waste what you have
Don't need to be a comedian/joker but need to know how to smile and be Pleased with the blessings you are given
Don't need to have charm but need to have good manners
Dont need to be perfect but need to be truthful to constantly be striving towards perfection