Never Cry

Never cry for any relation in life
Because the one for whom you cry does not deserve your tears and the one Who deserves them
Will never let you cry………

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you, not because they are not nice but because you are nice…….. ……… ……

Never search for your happiness in others
Who will make you feel alone;
Rather search for it in yourself – you will feel happy
Even if you are left alone……. ……… ……

Happiness always looks small when we hold it in our hands.  But when we learn to share it,

We realize how big and precious it is!……… …..

Free Islamic Books for Kids

“Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists)” Holy Qur’an 96:1 (Al-Alaq:1)

Reading is an important part of our lives.  It opens the doors to knowledge and allows us to experience things that, in some cases, cannot not be experienced any other way.

Finding books that are rooted in Islam and that are well-written and interesting for our Muslim children can sometimes be a challenge.  But Harun Yahya has produced many that not only provide an Islamic foundation, but a scientific one as well.

If you haven’t explored his material before, you have a chance right now to do so.  He has made several of his books available for free download online at Truths for Kids. These are full-length, illustrated books that are wonderful for sharing with your children.

These books can be downloaded as text or pdf files, whichever format suits you best.  And, if that’s not enough, they’re available in many languages including Arabic, Farsi, Albanian, Dutch, Indonesian, Turkish, Spanish, Polish, Malay, French, Bosnian, Russian and Swahili!

Here are some of the titles you’ll find:

Stories for Thinking Children 1

Stories for Thinking Children 2

Miracles in Our Bodies

Wonderful Creatures

Wonders of Allah’s Creation

The Glory in the Heavens

Enjoy!

By Sonia Dabboussi

Love one another for the sake of Allah (SWT)

https://i0.wp.com/www.geocities.com/mihraab786/PGp1.gif

This particular topic was discussed in one of the weekly ‘Halaqas’ for the teachers and as always I was very much impressed by the knowledge of Shaikh Abdullah, our Imam and founder of Al-Hijra School. Inspired by the discussion, I have compiled a few additional topics here for the sake of our readers. Hope everyone will be benefitted by it.

(Br.) Zafar M. Momin

There are three things, that whoever attains, will find the sweetness of faith: If Allah and his messenger are dearer to him than anyone else; if he loves a person solely for the sake of Allah; and if he would hate to return to disbelief (kufr) after Allah has rescued him from it, as much as he would hate to be thrown into fire.” [Bukhari & Muslim]Our love for each other for the sake of Allah implies a willingness to sacrifice our needs for the sake of our fellow Muslims’ needs in a manner that far outweighs normal sacrifice for the sake of friendship. This pure love is crucial to maintaining Muslims’ faith, if Muslims don’t have strong relations with each other, their faith will automatically decrease.

Loving for the sake of Allah means to love Allah and to show loyalty to Him by following His Shariah. It means to love all that is good and permissible in the Quran and Sunnah. This type of love requires one to defend Allah’s deen and to preserve it. It is to love those who are obedient to Allah and to defend and assist them. These are the party of Allah.

Support one another
“The relationship between believers is like a wall, parts of which support other parts.”[Muslim]

A Muslim should not forsake or abandon his brother, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “There should be no breaking off of ties, no turning away from one another, no hating one another. Be brothers, as Allah has commanded you.” [Muslim]

Loved by Allah (SWT)
It is mentioned in a hadith Qudsi “My love is incumbent upon those who love one another for my sake, those who exchange visits for my sake, those who sit with one another for my sake, and those who put themselves in the service of one another for my sake”. It is the loyalty of those who love one another not for worldly benefits but only in the cause of Allah. Those are the ones for whom Allah’s love is incumbent.

Shaded by Allah (SWT)
Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: The Prophet (SAW) said, “Seven are (the persons) whom Allah will give Shade of His Throne on the Day when there would be no shade other than His Throne’s Shade: A just ruler; a youth who grew up worshipping Allah; a man whose heart is attached to mosques; two persons who love and meet each other and depart from each other for the sake of Allah; a man whom an extremely beautiful woman seduces (for illicit relation), but he (rejects this offer by saying): `I fear Allah’; a man who gives in charity and conceals it (to such an extent) that the left hand does not know what the right has given; and a person who remembers Allah in solitude and his eyes well up”. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “On the Day of Resurrection, Allah, the Exalted, will say: `Where are those who have mutual love for the sake of My Glory? Today I shall shelter them in My Shade when there will be no shade except Mine”[Muslim]

Seated on pulpits of light
Mu`adh (bin Jabal) (RA) reported: Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “Allah, the Exalted, has said: `For those who love one another for the sake of My Glory, there will be seats of light (on the Day of Resurrection), and they will be envied by the Prophets and martyrs”. [Tirmidhi]

On one occasion the Prophet (SAW) finished the prayer and turned toward the people and said, “O people, listen and understand. Allah has slaves who are neither prophets nor martyrs, but both the prophets and martyrs envy them for their closeness to Allah.” A bedouin stepped forward, pointed to the Messenger of Allah and said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell us about these people.” The Prophet was pleased with the bedouin’s request and said, “They are from various peoples and tribes who have no ties of relationship between them. They love each other purely for the sake of Allah. On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will present them pulpits of light for them to sit on. Their faces will be light and their clothes will be light. The people will be scared on the Day of Resurrection, but they will not be scared. They are the friends of Allah who will not have any fear upon them nor will they grieve. [Ahmad and Abu Ya’la with a hassan chain]

Acts of love for one another
Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: The Prophet (SAW) said, “A man set out to visit a brother (in Faith) in another town and Allah sent an angel on his way. When the man met the angel, the latter asked him, “Where do you intend to go?” He said, “I intend to visit my brother in this town”. The angel said, “Have you done any favour to him?” He said, “No, I have no desire except to visit him because I love him for the sake of Allah, the Exalted, and Glorious.” Thereupon the angel said, “I am a messenger to you from Allah (to inform you) that Allah loves you as you love him (for His sake)”. [Muslim]

“If a man loves his brother in faith, he should tell him that he loves him.”[Abu Dawud]

Anas bin Malik (RA) reported: A man was with the Prophet (SAW) when another man passed by and the former said: “O Messenger of Allah! I love this man (for Allah’s sake)”. Messenger of Allah (SAW) asked, “Have you informed him?” He said, “No”. Messenger of Allah (SAW) then said, “Tell him (that you love him)”. So he went up to the man and said to him, “I love you for the sake of Allah;” and the other replied, “May Allah, for Whose sake you love me, love you.” [Abu Dawud].

“Two men who love each other for the sake of Allah, meeting for that reason, and parting with this love (still cherished by both of them) will enjoy Allah’s shade.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

So let’s all show affection towards our family, friends and muslim brothers and sisters for ALlah’s sake….Indeed every good act is a good deed and it will surely be rewarded.

Is it time for prayer?

Prayer Time

الصلاة

الصلاة هي الركن الثاني من أركان الإسلام الخمسة, قال الله تعالى ( إِنَّ الصَّلاَةََ تَنْهَى عَنِ الفَحْشَاءِ وَالمُنْكَروَ لَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ ) . سورة العنكبوت

وفي سورة النساء (إِنَّ الصَّلاَةََ كَانَتْ عَلَى المُؤْمِنِينَ كِتَاباً مَوْقُوتاً ), صدق الله العظيم. للصلاة أثر في حياة الفرد حيث تقوي روحه على مواجهة الأحداث , قال سبحانه وتعالى (وَاسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبِْروَالصَّلاَةِ…) سورة البقرة. إليكم الحوار الذي دار بين تلميذتين من الصف الرابع حول الصلاة.

Listen in here!

Health is Amazing!

بـسـم الله الرحـمـن الـرحـيـم

عــزيــزي الـقـارئ: كـمـدرس لـمـادة الـتربـيـة الـريـاضـيـة يـمـكـنـك اتـبـاع خـطـوات عـد يـدة و يـومـيـة تـسـاعـدك فـي الـحـفـاظ عــلـى صـحـتـك وصـحـة طـلابـك .

فهـل تـعـلـم أهـمـيـة تـنـاول الأغـذ يـة الـصـحـيـة والـقـيـام بـالأنـشـطـة

البـد نـيـة يـو مـيـا سـيـسـاعـدك عـلـى تـحـقـيـق الـنـتائـج الــتا لـيـة:

1.الـتـمـتـع بـصـحـة عـامـة أفـضـل .

2.الـتـقـلـيـل مـن خـطـر الا صـا بـة بـالأ مـراض .

3. الاحـسـا س بـمـناعـة أ فـضـل و الـظـهـور بـمـظـهـر أ حـسـن .

4. الـتـمـتـع بـالـمـزيـد مـن الـطـاقـة والـحـيـويـة .

5. الـحـفـاظ عـلـى وزن صـحـي .

6. تـقـويـة الـعـظـام وتـنـمـيـة الـعـضـلات .

ان شـاء الله سـو ف نـكـمـل الارشـادات والـتـعـلـيـمـا ت الـتـي يـجـب عـلـيـنـا اتـبـاعــها فـي الأ سـابـيـع الـمـقـبـلـة .

By: Sr. Manal Mekkaoui

FAST and SIMPLE Tajweed Rules

Tajweed Rules

خيركم من تعلم القرآن وعلمه

الحمد لله رب العالمين نحمده ونستعينه ونستغفره ونعوذ به من شرور أنفسنا وسيئات أعمالنا ، من يهده الله فهو المهتد ومن يضلل فلا هادي له ، ونصلي ونسلم على خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين ومن تبعه بالحق إلى يوم الدين.

أحبائي .. إن تعلم القرآن التي عناها الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم في حديثه الشريف أعلاه هو أن يكون على الطريقة الصحيحة بتعلم التجويد والأخذ بأحكام التلاوة ، لأن القرآن الكريم هكذا أنزله الله سبحانه وتعالى على رسوله الكريم ، وهكذا تلقاه رسوله وحفظه ومن ثم تعلمه الصحابة رضوان الله عليهم ومن جاء من بعدهم ، وهكذا وصل إلينا.

وكما قال الإمام الشافعي رحمه الله :

الأخـذُ بالتجـويدِ حَـتْـمٌ لازمُ مَـن لم يُجــوِّد القرآن آثِـمُ

لأنـه بـهِ الإلــهُ أنـْــــــــَزلا وهــكذا ِمنه إلـْينـا وَصَـلا

ولذلك إخوتي من الواجب علينا أن نتبع نهج الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم ونحذو حذوه بتعلم قراءة القرآن الكريم على الطريقة السليمة لننال الأجر والثواب بمرضاة الله عزوجل .

وهذه محاولة متواضعة أقدمها لكم لتسهيل تعلم أحكام التجويد في قراءة القرآن .. مع تمنياتي لكم بالإستفادة منها ولا تنسوني من صالح دعائكم.

وإلى لقاءٍ قريبٍ مع الدرس الأول.

بقلم : رضاء كيلاني

By Reda Kilani

Self-Esteem and Islam – Part 3

Islam has the Solution

Islam Has the Solution

Since self-esteem requires doing the right thing, it takes courage to defy personal temptations and the social norms.  It is only when you have a positive self-esteem or self-regard that you can restrain your self from debasing or shameful conduct/actions/behaviors.

The Islamic concept of responsibility for our own actions and knowing that we will be held accountable for our beliefs and actions instills a sense of reality and control.  It teaches that if I want a good end I have to be responsible for myself… regardless of how life or others may treat me.  It helps eliminate the ‘blame and shame’ game that leads to conflicts and misery.

Sûrah al An’âm 6.164
Say: “Shall I seek for (my) Cherisher other than good, when He is the Cherisher of all things (that exist)? Every soul draws the meed of its acts on none but itself: no bearer of burdens can bear of burdens of another. Your goal in the end is towards God: He will tell you the truth of the things wherein ye disputed.”

The Islamic concept of life as a test and fate also helps you learn to accept life, as is, whatever the condition we might be in, since it is from Allah (swt) for a reason and a purpose.  Islam teaches us that life is meaningful and purposeful.  Everything that happens is for a reason and we are to accept it with patience, faith and a good attitude… with the belief that everything that Allah(swt) creates in our life is for a better outcome.  This is a powerful belief if we can internalize it since it gives one a sense of peace and confidence.  With this belief we don’t fall apart at any misfortune that may come in our path.

Islam explains individual differences as a means of getting to know each other, as created by Allah so we can appreciate His creativity and as a means of testing us.  Differences in religion, wealth, social status, intelligence, colour, gender, nationality, age, etc. are not to be used to belittle, ridicule, discriminate or abuse anyone.  These are meant as a test for our ability to be fair and just toward everyone.

Sûrah Al Hujurât 49:11
“Let not some men among you laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor let some women laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames.”

Finally, the concept of mutual responsibility toward the well being of everyone in the community and world is the most powerful test for us.  Justice is a theme that runs throughout the Qur’ân and we have been asked to be just and fair without discrimination… a person with a low self-esteem will be unable to do that.  So to meet this criterion we have to learn to overcome our own insecurities and weaknesses.

Islam teaches that the ultimate responsibility of mankind is toward God, and that we fulfill this through being just, fair and responsible toward His creation. It instills a belief of life being meaningful and purposeful, which instills a sense of positive self-worth and self-esteem.

By Amanda Adhami