As-salamu alaikum wa rahmutallah,
May this reach you in the best state of health and iman. Ameen.
In Islam, Shar’iah refers to legal matters which God has legislated for his servants. In Arabic, Shar’ia (Islamic Law) denotes a trodden pathway which leads to water. Indeed, the Muslim relates to both of these definitions, identifying Islamic Law as a vital means of nourishment for the body and soul.
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Insha’allah Shaykh Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq will be delivering the Dars of the abridged Sahih Bukhari tonight (Fri 8:15pm BST) and will also deliver a talk ‘The Righteousness of the Four Caliphs’ tomorrow (Sat 9:10pm BST).
Insha’Allah both these events will be broadcast online at http://akacademy.eu/ and AK Academy Paltalk. The Bukhari Dars will continue to be on the Book of Hajj. Given that, Insha’Allah we will all perform Hajj at some point in our life we really should make an effort to listen to this Dars in order to benefit from it.
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‘Whomsoever guides towards a goodness, will get virtues equal to the one who performs that goodness.’ [Muslim]
If Allah gives us 60 years to live then it comes to around 22,000 days (60×365). All these days Allah gives us to prepare for one day of interview with Allah. That is on the Day of Judgement. On that day, Allah will ask us some questions and He wants some correct answers. Allah is so merciful that He already told us what the questions will be through Quran and Ahadith. His mercy is so great that He even told us the answers to these questions.
Now imagine, a student goes to write an exam. He opens his exam paper and finds the questions on one side. Then he finds that the answers to the questions are on the other side. Now after writting the exam, if this student still fails then what would we think of him? We would think that he is the dumbest person around. Well, tell you what, on the Day of Judgement, us people who knew the questions and answers will still fail! That is why, this is the time to wake up before we prove ourselves to be the dumbest of people.
Youth is the prime time of our lives. This is where people make important decisions like what to become in the future. Things you do in this time will most likely affect you throughout the rest of your life. That is why, it is important to bring Islam into your life during these days. Many people have the conception that when they get old then they will start practising Islam. Probably you and me also have this feeling. But look at it this way: If you want to become a famous hockey player then you would start playing right from the youth. As you grow up, you will become better and better. But if you think that you will start playing when you are an old man then the chances of becoming famous is virtually zero. That’s the reality. When we become old, we won’t have enough energy to even stand up and pray.
Because youth is the prime time of your life, that is why it is very precious to Allah. Allah has prepared a shade on the Day of Judgement for those people who used to worship Allah in their youth. On that Day, there will be no other shade except the shade from the throne of Allah. Imagine standing outside on a very hot day under the sun for hours after hours. You would definately want some shadow to rest under. But what about that Day when the sun will be much nearer to us and the heat will be much more extreme. Wouldn’t you want some shade on that day? Ofcourse you would!
You and I are all weak in terms of keeping our duties to Allah and Allah is aware of that. Allah wants that we keep trying to do our best. If a baby falls down while walking he tries to get up again and walk. He doesn’t keep sitting down. Then a day comes when he does start to walk. Similarly, we should keep trying our best and not give up. A day will come when, Inshallah, we will be strong enough to obey Allah in every situation. Let us make a small promise to Allah right now that we will start doing the things for which we were sent to this life. Otherwise, we will be like that dumb guy who will fail the test on the Day of Judgement.
May Allah make it easy for us. Ameen.
Recently we had a fair amount of snowfall and it actually settled which is rather unusual for us. Anyway, one morning whilst walking through the snow I was amazed to see a lady jogging through the snow. About a day or so later, I see another man running whilst it is still snowing in the early evening as I walk home from work. Both of these individuals were jogging/ running as part of their exercise routine.
This got me thinking in that see how someone can be so dedicated to a particular task/ cause when they put their mind to it. They know the outcome that if they continue to train they will eventually achieve their goal. The goal maybe to keep fit or merely to avoid being a couch potatoe. They come across days like the above, with bad weather but still they remain undeterred.
Why do I mention this? Well the case of a believer is similar, they know (should know!) the outcome if they do/ don’t follow the requirements laid out by the deen of Islam. This needs to be often remembered so that we keep ourselves in check and avoid straying from the straight path. We need to keep at the forefront of our mind the continuous effort we should make to increase our good deeds and please Almighty Allah.
Just like the runners mentioned above, the Muslim will also come accross ‘days with bad weather’ but we should not fear or despair but take it in our stride, be patient and carry on with our end goal in mind. It maybe hard at first but with duah and perseverance, Insha’Allah we will remain strong and not waiver, even during these bad days.
Its now running late so I will end here. These were just a few words to invoke some thoughts and keep us motivated. All good is from Allah alone, and any mistake are from my own shortcomings.
Please remember me and my family in your duas and pray I am able to keep the site updated more frequently in future.
As if its not already obvious the harm and detriment the TV causes to children and adults. I still thought it would be good to share this article I came accross a little while back.
by David Burke
A policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics has made clear what many parents have suspected for a long time: Television is bad for young children. In the Academy’s journal Pediatrics the report’s authors write: “Pediatricians should urge parents to avoid television viewing for children under the age of 2 years.”
It continues: “While certain television programmes may be promoted to this age group, research on early brain development shows that babies and toddlers have a critical need for direct interactions with parents and other significant care givers for healthy brain growth and development of appropriate social, emotional and cognitive skills.” The Academy also recommends that viewing for older children be limited to two hours a day.
Media commentators seemed unable to come to grips with the simplicity and directness of the Academy’s message. Many were left clinging to their usual advice that ‘moderation is best’. Anne Woods, producer of the Teletubbies, tried to reassure parents that watching her programme was somehow an interactive experience for children, and the programme’s US marketer, Kenn Viselman, dismissed the advice of the 55,000 doctors as “a bunch of malarky”.
But the Academy is not going away. They have also advised their members to ask parents about “media history” when treating eating disorders and obesity. Their report will add to concerns raised in 1996 by a study in Manchester showing that exposure to television causes delayed acquisition of language in toddlers.
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
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