Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: Look for me among the weak ones, for you are helped and provided for on account of the weak ones among you (Abu Daud)...

by: Madeel Abdullah Mohtamim Khidmat-e-Khalq بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ   By the Grace of Allah, 8 months into the year, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) USA has been able to feed 86,410 people on our way to reaching 100,000 people by the end of the year, Insha’Allah.  This comes with 92% of chapters across the country participating in this noble cause. During the Holy month of Ramadhan, our food drives actually increased.  Food drives from New York to Los Angeles and from Chicago to Houston were held during this period.  Food was prepared at homeless shelters, canned goods were collected at the Mosques and community centers, and thousands of meals were packaged.  Our youth fed the nation’s hungry as they themselves fasted from any food or water. Why feed the hungry? Simply, it is for the sake of God as Allah says in the Quran: “And they are those who give food – in spite of their own need, to the needy, and the orphan,  and...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: He who brings up 2 girls through their childhood will appear on the Day of Judgment attached to me like two fingers of a hand (Muslim)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": After Barzakh there is the 3rd state of resurrection.  In that every soul, good or bad, righteous or disobedient, will be bestowed a visible body.  That day has been appointed for the perfect manifestations of God, when every person will get to know the Being of his Lord fully, and everyone will arrive at the climax of his recompense...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": In short, this body which is required according to the condition of one's actions, becomes a source of the recompense of good and evil in the intermediate state.  I have experience of this.  I have often had experience in a complete state of wakefulness of meeting some persons who had died, and I saw that the bodies of some evil-doers and misguided ones were so dark as if they had been made of smoke....

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: He who takes care of an orphan and me will be like this in Paradise; and he raised his forefinger and middle finger by way of illustration (Bokhari and Muslim)...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": According to Islamic principles, for the soul to act perfectly, it is necessary for it to enjoy the companionship of a body at all times.  On death the soul departs from this mortal body, but in the intermediate state every soul is invested with a body in order to enable it to react to the conditions of that state. That body is not like this physical body, but is prepared from light or from darkness, according to the quality of the person's actions in this life, as if a man's actions serve as a body for the soul in that state....

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: I stood at the gate of Paradise and observed that the generality of those who entered it were the lowly.  The wealthy had been held back from it.  Then those condemned to the Fire were ordered to it and I stood at the gate of the Fire and observed that the generality of those who entered it were women (Bokhari and Muslim)...

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: Shall I tell you who are the dwellers of Paradise? It is every weak one who is accounted weak and is looked down upon, who if he takes an oath relying upon Allah He would fulfill it.  Now shall I tell you who are the denizens of the Fire? It is every ignorant, impertinent, prideful, and arrogant one (Bokhari and Muslim)...