Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: No one of you should wish for death because of any misfortune that befalls him.  Should anyone be so afflicted, he should say: Allah, keep me alive so long as life is the better for me, and cause me to die when death is the better for me (Bokhari and Muslim) The Holy Prophet (saws) said: High reward is for high endeavor; and when Allah, the Exalted, loves a people, he puts them to trial.  Then for him who accepts the affliction cheerfully, is His pleasure, and for him who evades or shirks it, is His wrath (Tirmidhi)...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : A woman came to the Holy Prophet (Saws) and said: Messenger of Allah, I suffer from epilepsy and when I have a fit, my body is exposed.  Please pray to Allah for me.  He said: If you choose to be steadfast under this affliction, you will gain Paradise, but if you so wish I shall pray that Allah may heal you.  She said: I shall be steadfast, but please pray that my body may not be exposed.  He prayed accordingly.  (Bokhari and Muslim) The Holy Prophet (saws) said:  Whatever trouble, illness, anxiety, grief, hurt, or sorrow afflicts a Muslim, even the pricking of a thorn, but Allah removes instead some of his defaults. (Bokhari and Muslim)...

The concept of the Farewell Friday is something Muslims or the religious scholars have concocted through their own incorrect interpretations. Generally speaking Traditions say that it (Laylatul Qadr) should be looked for in the odd nights during last ten days of Ramadan. The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) was given the knowledge of the specific date of the Night of Destiny (Laylatul Qadr) during which a true believer experiences special acceptance of prayers. ...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: Wondrous is the case of a believer; there is good for him in everything, and it is so for him alone.  If he experiences something agreeable, he is grateful to God and that is good for him; and if he experiences adversity, he is steadfast and that is good for him. (Muslim)   The Holy Prophet (saws) passed by a woman who was crying over a grave.  He said to her: Be mindful of thy duty to Allah and be steadfast.  She retorted: Leave me alone; you have not been afflicted as I have been.  She had not known who he was.  Someone told her: That was the Holy Prophet (saws)  She proceeded to the door of the Holy Prophet (saws) and not finding any doorman went in and said to him: I had not recognized you.  He said: Steadfastness means to be resigned at the time of the...

[caption id="attachment_16317" align="aligncenter" width="250"] MKA FIT - PEDOMETER CHALLENGE[/caption] What: In an effort to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle, Sehatejismani Department has created an event called MKA FIT Pedometer Challenge. This free pedometer challenge is designed to encourage Khadims to get up and get moving in a fun, supportive manner. Participants will have an opportunity to earn FREE MKA FIT Apparel and are encouraged to jog/run/walk as many steps as they can each day. Prizes are awarded upon milestones reached, rather than being based on the most steps taken to encourage people of all fitness levels. When: Rolling registrationWho: Any Khadim How: Purchase a Fitbit Pedometer - www.walmart.com Be added to MKA's National Fit Bit Group by emailing a request to usman.jamil@mkausa.org   Walk/Run/Jog with your pedometer to increase your overall mileage count. NOTE: Khuddam may choose to use any type of pedometer. (Nike Fuel Band, Cell Phone, etc..)  Prize Distribution:  Simply visit our MKA FIT Bazaar at any of the following National MKA Events:  Ijtema,...

Humayun Ahmed is Sehet-e-Jismani’s first Student-Athlete Spotlight A dedicated, 21 year-old Khadim from Austin, TX, Humayun enjoys playing soccer recreation-ally and competitively, having earned his way into the Varsity soccer team when he was in high school. As both a successful student and devoted athlete, Humayun urges Khuddam to be determined toward their goals: “Work hard in what you are good at, even if you lose games it’s the effort that really counts.” Following his own advice, he began playing soccer in 8th grade and remained dedicated to the sport until high school, where he was awarded the Varsity Letter Award as a sophomore and junior. Humayun promises to continue playing this sport with friends for the rest of his life and encourages his fellow aspiring student-athletes to “go out there and play your heart out.”  ...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (Saws) related: An individual from a people before you having killed as many as 99 people inquired who was the most learned person on earth.  He was directed to a monk.  He went to the monk and said: I have killed 99 people.  Is there any chance of repentance left for me? The monk answered: No.  Then he dispatched the monk also and completed a full century of victims.  Then he inquired again: Who is the most learned person on Earth? and was directed to a savant, to whom he said: I have killed 100 people.  Is there a chance of repentance left for me?  The savant said: Yes.  What can stand between you and repentance? Proceed to such and such a land.  In it there are people who worship God.  Join them in the worship of God and do not return to thine own land, for it is...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: Take breakfast before the fast begins; there is blessing in breakfast. (Bokhari and Muslim) The Holy Prophet (saws) said: The difference between our observance of the fast and that of the people of the Book is the eating of breakfast. (Muslim)...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: [blockquote text='When a servant of Allah observes a fast for a day for the sake of Allah, He thereby repels the fire from him a distance of seventy years of journeying ' text_color='' width='' line_height='undefined' background_color='' border_color='' show_quote_icon='no' quote_icon_color=''] -Bokhari and Muslim The Holy Prophet (saws) was the most generous of men and he was at his most bountiful during Ramadan when Gabriel visited him every night and recited the Quran to him.  During this period the bounty of the Holy Prophet (saws) waxed faster than the rain-bearing breeze (Bokhari and Muslim) ...