Is there any reward for good except good?

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If something is troubling you to the point of anxiety and frustration because you have no idea how things will end up, then look to three things: your heart, your tongue, and your hands.

If your heart is repentant and patient, if your tongue is uttering prayers of forgiveness and Allah’s praise, and if your hands are busy with good, then receive glad tidings. For your Lord says, “Is there any reward for good except good?”

But if your heart is restless and impatient, if your tongue is uttering angry outbursts and complaints, and if your hands are busy with sin, then woe to you. You should stop and repent—and still receive glad tidings, for your Lord says, “I am All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

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Status of women in Islam.

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At the time of Babylonian Civilization, Greek Civilization, Roman Civilization, Egyptian Civilization, Pre-Islamic Arabia Women were kept as mere sex tools. They didn’t have any basic human rights.

Islam uplifted the status of women and granted them their just rights 1400 years ago in times of the “Days of Ignorance”. Islam expects women to maintain their status.

One of the objectives of Islam was and continues to be of modernizing the thinking, living, seeing, hearing and feelings of women and striving for women’s upliftment and emancipation in society.

But women in the 21st centuries taking them back to the age of pre Islamic era.
In the name of fashion, Art and culture the women follow the ideologies of corrupted minded men, and they’ve  forgotten the commandment of their Creator.

If they don’t want to obey their Creator they are bound be disgraced, dishonored  and belittled.
That’s what we can see in those so called ‘civilized’ Countries, The highest rates of Rape, Homicide, Child abuse, Female Molestation, Divorce, Domestic violence are found in USA, Mexico, Sweden, Italy, UK, France, Brazil and other so called civilized countries.

Some women may ask, ‘What’s wrong in our dresses, why should the men be bothered about it, why should the men chase after us?’

The Real gentlemen will lower their gaze, protect their women. But, unfortunately all men are not Real Gentlemen.

My dear sisters, do you want to please the world in this short life and enter in to Hell-fire forever? Or Obey the Creator in this life and enter in to Paradise for eternal pleasure?

This is Jihad

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Jihad is a wide sweeping term that includes many aspects of being a Muslim and is not limited to the “Boogey Man propaganda” we often see. One thing to consider is the always promoted concept that Jihad is presented within the scope of war and physical fighting is a limited and a narrow view. Fighting can be verbal and even peaceful resistance is a form of fighting. Getting up for Fajr is a form of fighting…

If we use the often translated word “Striving” we can see there are many aspects. One can strive physically through prayer, one can strive mentally through education. Some strive through verbal actions of teaching and some strive through actions of War (offense and defense). There are many more examples that do not have any physical aspect.

Now, of course it does not mean that there is not a responsibility for people to “Fight” physically, even in the history of the Prophet (peace be upon him), he would fight when needed to, but would always attempt peaceful means initially and if a war broke out he would constantly strive for a peaceful resolution. (e.g. treaties and agreements)

So to isolate the word “Jihad” to one aspect and one aspect only is dishonest.

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Change always begins with you.

Change always begins with youTo make this world a happier place for you to live in , requires you to change yourself -your heart, your mindset and your attitude- Not the entire world. Change ALWAYS begins with you– not your spouse, your parent,  your in-laws, your neighbor or that someone giving you a hard time.

One must bear in mind that everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. When we change ourselves first, we can change those near to us and expand further, Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.


“Truly, Allah does not change the condition of  the people until they change what is in themselves.” (Qura’n 13:11).

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A sister’s struggle…

 Woman at Supplication.   A sister wrote : Years back when I used to listen to music, there eventually came a time that I started to feel thoughts like this is Haraam and would feel guilty every time I blasted the tracks.

So I thought to myself, let me add Qur’an in my Mp3 player (and I didn’t eliminate the music).

But what happened was that as long as both the Qur’an and the music was there I would flip between the two.

So I said to myself: I have to remove music completely, because as long as I allow for the the impermissible thing to thrive, then I may succumb and listen. So I deleted all music and removed every CD of it that I had.

Then I repented to Allah I will never listen to music again, and prayed at Tahajjud regularly that O Allah only you can prevent me from sins, so save me from every minor and major sin.

This method I have applied to many other areas in my life that I feel weak in. I just make Du’aa’ to my Allah and then remove it completely, for as long as it remains, I remain vulnerable.

InshaaAllaah I hope that this benefits everyone else struggling with their own struggle.