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Lower Your Gaze

A very effective Story on lowering your gaze with the proof from the Glorious Quran.

A young man came to a scholar and said, “I am a young man with strong desires. I cannot help looking at people (girls) when I am in the bazaar (market). What do I do?” The scholar handed him a cup of milk that was full to the brim, and told him to deliver it to an

address that would take the young man directly through the bazaar (market). He then instructed the young man that the milk should not spill, and the man said that it would not.

The scholar then summoned one of his students and told him to accompany the man through the bazaar to the destination, and to severely beat him if any milk were to spill. This man successfully took the milk to the destination and returned to give the good news to the scholar. The scholar asked, “Tell me, how many sights and faces did you see in the bazaar?”

The man replied incredulously, “Scholar, I didn’t even realize what was going on around me. I was only fearful of the beating and disgrace that I would have to endure in public if a drop of milk were to spill.”

The scholar smiled and said, “It is the same with a believer. The believer fears that Allah may disgrace him in front of the entire creation on the Day of Judgment if his faith were to spill over from his heart.”

Such people save themselves from sin because they constantly remain focused on the Day of Judgment.

“Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and guard their modesty. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what they do.” (Quran, 24:30

 
bad habits

A wealthy man requested an old scholar to wean his son away from his bad habits. The scholar took the boy for a stroll through a garden.

Stopping suddenly he asked the boy to pull out a tiny plant growing there.

The boy held the plant between his thumb and forefinger and pulled it out. The old man then asked him to pull out a slightly bigger plant.


The youth pulled hard and the plant came out.
Roots and all.

Now pull out that one, said the old man pointing to a bush. The boy had to use all his strength to pull it out.

Now take this one out, said the old man, indicating a guava tree.

The youth grasped the trunk and tried to pull it out. But it would not budge. It's impossible, said the boy, panting with the effort.

So it is with bad habits, said the sage.

When they are young it is easy to pull them out, but when they take hold they cannot be uprooted.

Don't wait for Bad Habits to grow in you,
Drop them while you have control over them,
Else they will get control of you!.
The best time 2 get rid of bad habits is NOW!!!
♥. ♥. ♥. ♥. ♥. ♥. ♥

 
Changes for survival

 

Eagle Story is about a wounded Eaglet who was rescued by a kind farmer. Farmer found Eaglet in one of his fields, and so took him home, tended to his wounds, and then placed him outside in the barnyard to recover.

 

Strangely enough, Eaglet soon adapted to the habits of all the barnyard chickens. Eaglet learned to walk and cluck like chickens. Eaglet learned to drink from a trough and peck the dirt for food, and for many years Eaglet peacefully resigned himself to this new life on the farm and grow up to become beautiful Eagle.

 

But then one day, one of the farmer's friends spotted the Eagle and asked, "Why in the world is that Eagle acting like a Chicken?" The farmer told him what had happened, yet the friend could hardly accept the situation.

 

"It's just not right," said the friend. "The Almighty Creator made that Eagle to soar in the sky, not scavenge in the barnyard!" So he picked up the unsuspecting Eagle, climbed onto a nearby fence post, and tossed him into the air. But the confused Eagle just fell back to earth and scurried off in search of his feathered friends.

 

Undaunted, the friend then grabbed the Eagle and climbed to the top of the barn. As he heaved him off the roof, the Eagle made a few halfhearted squawks and flaps before falling into a bale of hay. After shaking his head a few times, the Eagle then made himself comfortable and began mindlessly pecking at pieces of straw.

 

The friend went home that night dejected, and could barely sleep as he remembered the sight of those powerful talons caked with barnyard mud. He couldn't bear the thought, so the very next day, he headed back to the farm for another try. This time he carried the Eagle to the top of a nearby mountain where the sky unfolded in a limitless horizon.

 

He looked into the Eagle's eyes and cried out, "Don't you understand? You weren't made to live like a Chicken! Why would you want to stay down here when you were born for the sky?" As the man held the confused Eagle aloft, he made sure the Eagle was facing into the brilliant light of the setting sun. Then he powerfully heaved the bird into the sky, and this time the Eagle opened his wings, looked at the sun, caught the updraft rising from the valley, and disappeared into the clouds of sky.

 

Moral: Do you know that we, too, were born for some high purpose in this life? The Almighty Creator has called us to live in the heights, yet too many of us have huddled together in the barnyard, not struggling to search for our own Islamic identity and the purpose of Islamic life?

 
Parable of the Pencil

 

The Pencil Maker took the Pencil aside, just before putting it into the box.

 

"There are five things you need to know," the Pencil Maker told the Pencil, "Before I send you out into the World. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best Pencil you can be."

 

1. "You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone's hand."

 

2. "You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you will need it to become a better Pencil."

 

3. "You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make."

 

4. "The most important part of you will always be what's inside."

 

5. "On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write."

 

The Pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

 

Now replacing the place of the Pencil with you. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.

 

1. "You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Allah's (SWT) hand. And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess."

 

2. "You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems in life, but you will need it to become a stronger person."

 

3. "You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make."

 

4. "The most important part of you will always be what's on the inside."

 

5. "On every surface you walk through, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to do your duties."

 

Moral: Allow this parable on the Pencil to encourage you to know that you are a special person and only you can fulfill the purpose to which you were born to accomplish.

 

Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot make a change.

 
Never give up

Tamerlane! Amir Timur was a great Mongolian King and great great grandfather of Babur, the founder of the Mughal Dynasty in India. He was one of the bravest and greatest warriors born in present Uzbekistan. He had conquered nearly half of the world known at that time. His courage was great. Amir Taimur, was someone who was so firm and unfaltering in every predicament, that he did not cower from any misfortune. He learnt from an Ant not to loose courage. He tells his own story as follows.

 

Once he was fighting a battle. He was defeated. He had to run away to the mountains to save his life. He hid himself in a safe place. Tired and hungry he sat at one place quietly watching little things around him. He noticed an Ant working. The Ant was carrying a grain of rice much bigger than itself. With this load the Ant tried to climb up a wall. The grain fell down. The Ant came down and lifted the grain once again. It started to climb the wall. Again the grain fell down and again it went down to try. The Ant did not loose courage. It tried again and again. The King tells us that the Ant tried thirty three times until it succeeded in taking the grain up the wall. The King learnt a lesson. Man looses courage. He was weak. He must grow strong.

 

I said to myself: O' Taimur! You are by no means inferior to an Ant. Arise and get back to work. So heartened, he went about collecting his run-away soldiers and officers. He rebuilt his army. He fought yet another battle. He won. Thereafter, one success after another came to him. He had learnt not to loose courage. He continued to battle until he became a great King.

 

Constant effort is the key to success. Ants know their lesson. Men have to learn. Never loose courage. Islam teaches true values of life. It teaches human beings not to despair. Each one must try harder and achieve greater results in life.

 

Noble Qur'an teaches: "And that there is nothing for man except what he tried, His efforts shall be seen. And rewarded to fullest extent." (Sura An-Najm 53:39-41)

 

Moral: Falling down is not defeat...defeat is when you refuse to get up...

 
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017  
29. Dhul Qadah 1438

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Reported by Jundub bin `Abdullah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Once someone said: `By Allah! Allah will not forgive such and such (a person).' Thereupon Allah, the Exalted and the Glorious, said: `Who is he who takes an oath in My Name that I will not grant pardon to so-and-so? I have granted pardon to so-and-so and rendered your good deeds fruitless.''' [Muslim]

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