Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Working Together to Reach Jannah

"A woman's heart should be so lost in God, that a man must seek Him in order to find her"

This quote really got me and a friend of mine thinking about the meaning behind what was stated. At first I thought the quote was self explainable, maybe because it made so much sense to me, but at the same time I was left dazed and confused about the hidden meaning behind the quote. After five minutes of deliberation I came to the conclusion that the quote was saying that Allah should always be the focus point of any relationship between a man and a women because that makes it that much more beautiful and meaningful. God is the communication system between the two and for a man to truly get to know a women for what she's worth, he needs to also have a good relationship with Allah. From a man's perspective, I think the same idea was captured from the quote. "Being close to Allah puts in people characteristics that make them attentive to the significant other and having that common destination, that focal point makes a connection of steel; nothing can break it." (Amr Hamadi)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hadith: Remember Allah and He will Remember You

"I am as My servant expects Me to be. I am with him when he makes mention of Me. If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention of him to Myself; and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention of him in an assembly better than it. And if he draws near to Me a hand’s span, I draw near to him an arm’s length; and if he draws near to me an arm’s length, I draw near to him a fathom’s length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running."
(Hadith Qudsi, Al-Bukhari)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The True Meaning of Peace of Mind

Complete peace of mind or even a taste of it cannot be achieved without the knowledge of the route and true meaning of the word peace. Bliss, contentment, euphoria, happiness,and tranquility all define the term peace. Many cannot fathom the achievement of such a pleasure on Earth and our ignorance of the true definition of peace has led people to the verge of chaos and turmoil. Peace comes from “salam” and “salam” comes from Islam, submitting oneself to the one and only true god Allah Subhannah wa ta3alah. True peace is IMPOSSIBLE to achieve without completely submitting our hearts to our creator, because he knows us better than anyone in the universe, even ourselves. It's incredible to see people living their lives in complete and utter despair not realizing that the key to genuine happiness is through Allah. Without Allah we would not exist and all praise is due to him, therefore to believe that we are completely content without remembering Allah and submitting to him is nothing less than absolute insanity and disbelief (kufr). The Remembrance of Allah is the straight path towards righteousness and ultimately peace of mind. Simply remembering Allah and saying Bismillah, Alhamdulilah, or Subhanallah, will keep away the shaitan and any bad thoughts that interrupt the contentment and joy we all seek.