Wednesday, 18 February 2015

C for #ChapelHillShooting


"Is the reward for good [anything] but good?" (Surah Rahman:60)

"Bring about a change in yourselves, and you will in shaa Allah, be able to create ripples in the society."

We all have surely heard about the recent deaths of three Muslim youth, who were barely in their twenties.

Now, when I heard about Deah's, Yusor's and Razan's deaths, I was deeply saddened. I thought, how could you kill someone just because they were part of a faith that you didn't like? How is that even possible? And I remember the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم saying that Allah hasn't put mercy in the hearts of some people. But I was still thinking, how can they not care about these people who were murdered in their own homes? That's when a friend of mine says that, we shouldn't expect justice from the kuffar, they're going to be unjust anyways. Why wait for them to be the judge when we've got Allah, Al Ahkamul Hakimeen, and the Best Judge of all judges?

Friday, 13 February 2015

B for Barakah

باسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Barakah :- (Arabic) Translation: Blessings.

تَبَارَكَ اسْمُ رَبِّكَ ذِي الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ

          "Blessed be the Name of your Lord, the Owner of Glory and Honour." (ٍSurah Rahmān:78)

In the last ayah of Surah Rahmān, Allah says that the Name of Allah, who is full of jalāl (glory), is filled with barakah. And which Name is He talking about? The Name that the Surah began with: Ar Rahmān الرحمن. What we should also note, is that Allah, here, is not talking about Himself, although He Himself is full of barakah. He is talking about His 'Name'. The Name itself is filled with barakah. That's what Allah is telling us. 

So about the word barakah.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

A for Alhamdulillah

Alhamdulillah :- (Arabic) Translation: Praise be to Allah (God)

For those of you who don't know, Muslims say alhamdulillah when something happens that makes us glad. We thank God for letting it happen.

The word 'Alhamdulillah' means two things. One, thanks or gratitude to Allah for doing what He did. Two, praise or appreciation for what He did. 

There is a difference between these two things.

Monday, 2 February 2015

A to Z

My friend came up with this idea that I should post about a word for each letter, every week. Like, A for Apple, and B for Bicycle, etc. A word a week. So this week, I start with letter A. Although, I won't be telling you what the word will be. You're going to find out by yourself through each new post. (◕‿-)