26 Sep Pearls of Wisdom

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said:  Allah says: Whoever is at enmity with one whom I befriend should beware of having to do battle with Me.  When a servant of Mine seeks to approach Me through that which I like best out of what I have made obligatory upon him, and continues to advance towards Me by dint of voluntary effort beyond that prescribed then I begin to love him.  When I love him I become his ears by which he hears, and his eyes with which he sees, and his hands with which he grasps, and his feet with which he walks.  When he asks Me I bestow upon him and when he seeks My protection I protect him (Bokhari) The Holy Prophet (saws) said:  Allah says: When a servant of Mine advances towards Me a foot, I advance towards him a yard, and when he advances towards Me a yard, I advance towards...

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26 Sep Pearls of Wisdom

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said:  A strong believer is better and more loved by Allah than a weak one.  Out of all good things, desire that which is most beneficial for you.  Keep imploring Allah for help and do not give up.  Should you be afflicted in any way, do not say: Had I only done this and that, things would have turned out so and so; but say only: Allah so determined and did as He willed.  The phrase: Had I only, opens the gates of evil conduct (Muslim)   The Holy Prophet (saws) said: 3 accompany a dead body: members of his family, his belongings, and his deeds.  2 of them come away and 1 remains.  The members of his family and his belongings come away, his deeds remain (Bokhari and Muslim)...

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20 Sep Pearls of Wisdom

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: The strong one is not he who knocks out others in wrestling, the strong one is he who keeps control over himself when he is roused (Bokhari and Muslim) Someone asked the Holy Prophet (saws) to advise him.  The Holy Prophet (saws) said: Do not yield to anger.  The man repeated his request several times.  Every time the Holy Prophet (saws) said: Do not yield to anger.  (Bokhari)...

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20 Sep Pearls of Wisdom

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : Hasan ibn Ali relates that he learnt the following from the Holy Prophet (saw):  Leave alone that which involves thee in doubt and adhere to that which is free from doubt, for truth is comforting, falsehood is disturbing. (Tirmidhi) The Holy Prophet (saw) said: He who supplicates Allah sincerely for martyrdom is raised by Him to the station of a martyr even if he should die in his bed (Muslim)...

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20 Sep Writings of Hazrat Promised Messiah (as)

Writings of Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": The first spring which is the source of all natural states is designated by the Holy Quran the Nafsi Ammarah, which means the self that incites to evil, as it says in the Holy Quran   The soul is surely prone to enjoin evil (12:54)   This is man's natural state, so long as he is not guided by reason and understanding but follows his natural bent in eating, drinking, sleeping, waking, anger, and provocation, like the animals.  When a person is guided by reason and understanding and brings his natural state under control and regulates it in a proper manner, then these three states, as described, cease to remain the categories as natural states, but are called moral states....

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20 Sep Pearls of Wisdom

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : A companion related: We were with the Holy Prophet (saw) in a campaign.  We came to a shady tree and we left it for him to rest under.  A pagan came and seeing the sword of the Holy Prophet (saw) which was hanging from the tree, drew it, and said to him:  Do you fear me?  He answered: No.  Then the man asked:  Now who will deliver you from me?  The Holy Prophet (saw) answered:  Allah.  Thereupon the sword fell from the man's hand and the Holy Prophet (saw) having secured it asked him: Who will now deliver you from me?  The man said: Be a good captor.  The Holy Prophet (saw) asked him: Will you affirm that there is no one worthy of worship save Allah and that I am His Messenger?  The man said: No.  But I promise you that I will not fight against you, nor will I join...

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20 Sep Pearls of Wisdom

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: Were you to put your complete trust in Allah, He would provide for you as He provides for the birds.  They issue forth hungry in the morning and return filled in the evening. (Tirmidhi)   The Holy Prophet (saws) said: He who on emerging from his house supplicates supplicates:  Bismillah-i tawakkaltu 'alallaahi wa-laa haula wa-laa quwwata 'illaa billah-i (I issue forth in the name of Allah, putting my trust in Him; there is no strength to resist evil and no power to do good save through Him) is greeted with: He is guided, is sufficed, and is saved, and Satan withdraws from him (Abu Daud, Tirmidhi, Nisai)   ...

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19 Sep Student Athlete Spotlight – Toseef Chaudhry

 MKA FIT's - STUDENT ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Toseef Chaudhry Sehat-e-Jismani’s next Student-Athlete Spotlight is Toseef Chaudhry. A thriving football star and student from Laurel, MD, Toseef began as a novice player and trained ferociously to eventually become a perennial starter and leader in his high school football team. According to Toseef, his demeanor and play-style on the field was influenced by his connection with the Jama’at: “The Qur'an discusses brotherhood and striving and vying with one another in good works. These teachings have inspired me and I… try to inculcate them into my sports activities.” By implementing these teachings during the game, Toseef earned the Senior Award for being the best player on and off the field while maintaining his position on the honor roll all throughout high school. Since then, our young Khadim has entered college and has joined his collegiate football team, describing this new trial as a transition from “complete stress to extreme joy.” Drawing from these experiences, Toseef...

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13 Sep Friday Sermon: Ahmadiyyat: Faith Inspiring Events

Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad at Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Hazrat Khalifatul Masih said he recently received a letter from USA in which an Ahmadi wrote how he was inspired to listen to Huzoor’s address at Jalsa Salana UK about people coming into the fold of Ahmadiyyat. Huzoor had explained in the address how people were entering Ahmadiyyat Islam through Tabligh efforts and also by directly drawn to Ahmadiyyat by God through dreams etc. and how faith was being strengthened and the truthfulness of Ahmadiyyat was being instilled in hearts. This inspired the letter-writer to wish for someone to come into Ahmadiyyat through him so that he could personally witness Divine signs. A short while later he received a telephone call from a lady who said that she had seen his number on our web site. She said she was interested in Islam and wished to meet. On being invited she travelled a long distance and came...

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