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As’salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

 (Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you)

Praise be to Allaah and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of ALLAH and upon his family and companions.

There was this beautiful woman, who wanted to get married, but she wanted a very pious husband, so she said that she’ll marry the man who recites the whole Quran every single day, fasts for the whole year and stays awake and worships Allah all throughout the night.

She was a very beautiful woman, and a lot of suitors wanted to marry her, but they knew they couldn’t fulfill the conditions she set. Until this one man stepped forward and said he could fulfill them. So the Imam got both of them married.

After the first night of the marriage, the wife sees that the husband doesn’t recite the whole of the Quran, nor does he fast, nor does he stay awake in the worship of Allah, she decided to let it roll on for a few weeks to see if there were any changes, there weren’t, so she filed a complaint and asked for a divorce.

They are both taken in front of the judge, and the judge asked, ‘What were the conditions of the marriage?’ the man replied ‘They were for me to recite the whole Quran daily, keep fast for the whole year and to worship Allah all throughout the night.’

The Judge asked, ‘ did you fulfill them? The man calmly answered, ‘…yes.’

The judge answers, ‘you lie, your wife has said that you don’t, that’s why she’s asking for a divorce’.

But the man insisted that he had fulfilled the conditions, so the judge asked, ‘did you recite the full Quran everyday?’ The man answered yes. The Judge, baffled asked, ‘how? How can you do that?’ The man coolly answered, ‘I recite Surah Ikhlas three times a day and according to Prophet Muhammad (saw), reciting Surah Ikhlas three times is equivalent to reciting the whole Quran.’ The Judge was intrigued, so he asked, ‘how did you fast the whole year?’ The man answered, ‘ I fasted for the whole month of Ramadan, then kept another six fasts in the month of Shawwal, according to Prophet Muhammad (saw), keeping all of the fast of Ramadan then keeping six fasts in the month of Shawwal, is as if you have fasted for the whole year.’

The Judge remained silent, he couldn’t give a reply saying the man was wrong, so finally he asked, ‘ how did you stay awake all night and worship Allah, when your wife saw you sleeping?’ The Judge thought the man wouldn’t be able to answer this one, but the man, cool as a cucumber answered, ‘I prayed Salatul Isha with jamaat, then the next day prayed Salatul Fajr with jamaat, according to Prophet Muhammad (saw), the one who prays Salatul Isha and Salatul Fajr with jamaat, it is as if he had stayed up all night worshiping Allah.’

The Judge sat there looking at the man; the final verdict was about to be released…

He said to the man and his wife, ‘…go, just go, there is nothing wrong with this marriage’…

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Salah On Time

Posted: August 4, 2011 in Inspiring Stories
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As’salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

 (Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you)

A delay in a prayer a wonderful inspiring story

There were only 15 minutes left before Salat-ul Isha.He quickly made Wudhu and performed Salat-ul Maghrib.While making Tasbih, he again remembered his grandmother and was embarrassed by how he had prayed.His grandmother prayed with such tranquillity and peace.

He began making Dua and went down to make Sajdah and stayed like that for a while.He had been at work all day and was tired, so tired.He awoke abruptly to the sound of noise and shouting.He was sweating profusely.He looked around.It was very crowded.Every direction he looked in was filled with people.Some stood frozen looking around, some were running left and right and some were on their knees with their heads in their hands just waiting.Pure fear and apprehension filled him as he realized where he was.His heart was about to burst.It was the Day of Judgment.

When he was alive, he had heard many things about the questioning on theDay of Judgment, but that seemed so long ago.Could this be something his mind made up?No, the wait and the fear were so great that he could not have imaginedthis.The interrogation was still going on.He began moving frantically from people to people to ask if his name hadbeen called.No one could answer him.

All of a sudden his name was called and the crowd split into two and madea passageway for him.Two angels grabbed his arms and led him forward.He walked with unknowing eyes through the crowd.The angels brought him to the centre and left him there.His head was bent down and his whole life was passing in front of hiseyes like a movie.He opened his eyes but saw only another world.The people were all helping others.He saw his father running from one lecture to the other, spending hiswealth in the way of Islam.His mother invited guests to their house and one table was being setwhile the other was being cleared.He pleaded his case, I too was always on this path.I helped others. spread the word of Allah.I performed my Salah. I fasted in the month of Ramadhan.Whatever Allah ordered us to do, I did.Whatever he ordered us not to do, I did not.’He began to cry and think about how much he loved Allah.He knew that whatever he had done in life would be less than what Allah deserved and his only protector was Allah He was sweating like neverbefore and was shaking all over.His eyes were fixed on the scale, waiting for the final decision.

At last, the decision was made.The two angels with sheets of paper in their hands, turned to the crowd.His legs felt like they were going to collapse.He closed his eyes as they beganTo read the names of those people who were to enter Jahannam.His name was read first.He fell on his knees and yelled that this couldn’t be,’How could I go to Jahannam?I served others all my life, I spread the word of Allah to others’.His eyes had become blurry and he was shaking with sweat.The two angels took him by the arms.As his feet dragged, they went through the crowd and advanced toward theblazing flames of Jahannam.

He was yelling and wondered if there was any person who was going to help him.He was yelling of all the good deeds he had done, how he had helped his father, his fasts, prayers, the Noble Qur’an that he read, he was asking if none of them would help him.The Jahannam angels continued to drag him.They had gotten closer to the Hellfire. He looked back and these were his last pleas.

Had not Rasulullah [SAW] said,’How clean would a person be who bathes in a river five times a day, so too does the Salah performed five times cleanse someone of their sins’?He began yelling, ‘My prayers? My prayers? My prayers.?

‘The two angels did not stop, and they came to the edge of the abyss of Jahannam.The flames of the fire were burning his face. He looked back one last time, but his eyes were dry of hope and he had nothing left in him.One of the angels pushed him in. He found himself in the air and falling towards the flames.

He had just fallen five or six feet when a hand grabbed him by the arm and pulled him back.He lifted his head and saw an old man with a long white beard.He wiped some dust off himself and asked him, ‘Who are you?’The old man replied, ‘I am your prayers’.’Why are you so late! I was almost in the Fire! You rescued me at the last minute before I fell in’.The old man smiled and shook his head,’You always performed me at the last minute, did you forget?’ (And what of those who perform no prayers at all?)

At that instant, he blinked and lifted his head from Sajdah. He was in a sweat.He listened to the voices coming from outside. He heard the Adhan for Salat-ul Isha.He got up quickly and went to perform Wudhu.

May Allah guide us all Ameen


As’salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

 (Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you)

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A highly skilled carpenter who had grown old was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire.

The employer was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter agreed to this proposal but made sure that this will be his last project. Being in a mood to retire, the carpenter was not paying much attention to building this house. His heart was not in his work. He resorted to poor workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.

When the job was done, the carpenter called his employer and showed him the house. The employer handed over some papers and the front door key to the carpenter and said “This is your house, my gift to you.”

The carpenter was in a shock! What a shame! If he had only known that he was building his own house, he would have made it better than any other house that he ever built!

Our situation can be compared to this carpenter. Allah Ta’la has sent us to this world to build our homes in paradise by obeying His commands. Now, we have to decide how well we wish to build the homes where we will live forever. We do good deeds the outcome is going to be wonderful.
If we go the shaytaans way… hell fire awaits..

We pray that Allah subhannwatalla keeps us away and protect us from hell fire, punishments of the grave, grant us Jannah and guide us to follow the right path- Quran and Prophet’s(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) hadiths and sunnah…Aamiin

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As’salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

 (Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you)

Two young adults enter in the company of the Caliph Umar (May Allah Be Pleased With Him), stand right in front of a man seated there, point at him and say

“Ya Umar (رضي الله عنه)! This is the person!  ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه). asks him, “What has this man done?” , ‘Umar R.A. turns towards that man and asks him, “Have you killed their father?”  The man replied, “Yes Ameer ul Momineen, their father has died because of me”  ‘Umar R.A. inquires “How has he been killed?”  

The man replies, “Ya ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه), their father had entered my crops alongwith his camel. I tried to warn and stop him, he did not pay heed so I threw a stone at him which hit his head and he died on the spot”   ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه) replied, “Then you will have to give qisaas (compensation for blood), the punishment is death”  

There was no need to write down the judgment. The decision was in accordance with Islamic laws and supreme. Furthermore, the man who killed their father was not asked as to which tribe/clan he belonged to or what his family background or status was. Justice reigned supreme. What has ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه) to do with such useless questions!?   No one can influence ‘Umar’s decision and neither can someone stop ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه) from propagating the Shariat of Allah. Even if it was ‘umar’s own son infront of him awaiting justice, ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه) would have applied the same for him.

The man says, “Ya Ameer ul Momineen, in the Name of Him by whose power the Earth and Heavens are held together, please let me go back to my wife and children in the desert and inform them that I shall be killed. They have no one besides Allah and myself, I will return back soon”   ‘Umar R.A. says “Who will guarantee your return once you go the desert?”

And then, silence overtakes the gathering. There was no one there who even knew the name of this person who had confessed to his crime. The identity of his tribe/clan and whereabouts was also not known.   Who will be his guarantor? Is the issue about a loan of 10 dirhams, about a piece of land or exchange of camels? Here, the issue was of a different magnitude as it involved the killing of a person.   And then, there was no one could dare challenge ‘Umar’s (رضي الله عنه) verdict on Allah’s Shariat. There is no one who will even dare act as a referral of mercy for the accused.   Silence has overtaken the Sahaba (Companions of the Prophet p.b.u.h.) who are seated in the gathering. ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه) himself is affected by this situation. The man’s condition and situation has surprised everyone. Should this person really be killed as compensation and his wife and children be left to rot and starve to death? Or should he be pardoned without remuneration? If he does not come back, there shall be grave injustice against the blood of the slain father of two youngsters!

‘Umar R.A. himself is seated in anxiety with his head lowered. He raises his head and with eyes signifying humble request, he asks those two young men “Forgive this man”   “No Ameer ul Momineen, it cannot be possible that a person who kills our father gets away like this” The two young men announce their final decision without any hesitation.   ‘Umar R.A. once again looks among the gathering and asks in a loud voice “Oh people, is there any one amongst who willing to be the guarantor of this man?”   Abuzar Ghaffari R.A. stands up with his truthfulness and piety in his old age and says, “I guarantee this man”   ‘Umar R.A. tells Abuzar Ghaffari (رضي الله عنه), “Abuzar, he has killed”   “Even though he is a killer”, replies Abuzar Ghaffari R.A., with full firmness in his decision.   ‘Umar R.A. asks, “Do you know this man?”   Abuzar replies, “No I don’t”   ‘Umar R.A. asks again, “Then how are you guaranteeing him?”   Abuzar Ghaffari R.A. replies, “I have seen signs of virtue on his face, and I strongly feel he is not lying. He will return Insha-Allah”   ‘Umar R.A. says “Abuzar, make sure again. If this man does not return within 3 days, I shall have to bear the sadness of your separation” (that is, Abuzar will have to be killed because he is guaranteeing the killer)   Abuzar Ghaffari R.A. replies with confidence, “Ameer ul Momineen, then Allah Maalik”

The accused man gets 3 days time limit from ‘Umar R.A. and sets off for the desert: for important preparations, to bid farewell to his family, to arrange means for them after his punishment.   3 days pass by. How can ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه) forget how each and every moment during these days passed by for him? During ‘Asr time after the congregational prayers are over, the two young men are waiting desperately to get compensation and justice for their father’s killing. A crowd of people has gathered to watch Allah’s Shariah make decisions for the case.   Abuzar Ghaffari R.A. arrives and sits in front of ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه)

“Where is that man?” asks ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه)   “I do not know, Ya Ameer ul Momineen”, says Abuzar Ghaffari (رضي الله عنه) in his brief reply.   Abuzar Ghaffari R.A. looks towards the sky where the Sun is quickly trying to set itself in the West.   There is an eerie silence hovering over the gathering. No one besides Allah knows what will take place now.   It is true that Abuzar R.A. has a special place in ‘Umar’s heart. If Abuzar (رضي الله عنه) were to ask ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه) to give him a piece of his body, the latter would not spare a minute and cut out his body for Abuzar. This was the love they had for each other.   However, the situation right is of a Shariah case, Allah’s judicial Commands are involved and demand implementation. This is not a drama. If the killer does not return, then Abuzar’s neck will have to be cut off as he is his guarantor.

A few minutes before Maghrib time, the killer returns. “Allahu Akbar!” says ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه) suddenly. And soon, everyone in the gathering chants “Allahu Akbar!”   ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه) addresses the killer and says, “O person, even if you had not returned, what could we have done of you? Neither does anyone know about your house nor anyone knows your location!”   The man replies, “Ameer ul Momineen, by Allah, it is not about you. It is about that entity (Allah) who Has Knowledge of everything visible/hidden. Do see, that I have returned, leaving my children alone in the desert like the babies of a bird, where there is no shadow of a tree neither any sign of water. I present myself to be killed. I was only fearing that people will say that promises are not fulfilled anymore.”   ‘Umar R.A. turned towards Abuzar Ghaffari (رضي الله عنه) and asked, “Abuzar, on what basis had you given your guarantee for this person?”   Abuzar (رضي الله عنه) replied, “Ya ‘Umar, I feared that people might say Khair cannot be expected these days”   ‘Umar R.A. remained in silence for a while and then asked those two young men, “What do you say now?”   They erupted into tears and said, “Ya Ameer ul Momineen, we forgive this man for his truthfulness, we fear that people might say the spirit of forgiveness is no more among us”   ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه) started weeping “Allahu Akbar!”, so much so that the tears had wet his beard and fallen down.   “Oh young men, May Allah reward you for your forgiveness!”   “Oh Abuzar! May Allah reward you for helping this man in the time of need!”   “And Oh person, May Allah reward you for fulfilling your vow!”   And then the man replied, “And Oh Ameer ul Momineen, May Allah reward you for your justice and mercy!”

One of the Islamic historians is reported to have said, I swear in the name of Him in whose hand is my life, the glories of Islam and belief buried themselves in the coffin alongwith ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه)  to his grave (that is, such instances cannot be found after ‘Umar’s (رضي الله عنه) age).



As’salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

(Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you)

Shuaib received an automobile from his brother as an Eid present. On Eid day when Shuaib came out of his house, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it.”Is this your car, Uncle?” he asked.

Shuaib nodded…. “My brother gave it to me for Eid.”

The boy was astounded. “You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn’t cost you nothing? Boy, I wish…” He hesitated.

Of course Shuaib knew what he was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the lad said jarred Shuaib all the way down to his heels.

“I wish,” the boy went on, “that I could be a brother like that.” Shuaib looked at the boy in astonishment, then impulsively he added,

“Would you like to take a ride in my automobile?” “Oh yes, I’d love that.”

After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow, said, “Uncle, would you mind driving in front of my house?”

Shuaib smiled a little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big automobile. But Shuaib was wrong again. “Will you stop where those two steps are?” the boy asked. He ran up the steps. Then in a little while Shuaib heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled brother. He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car.

“There it is, little brother, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Eid and it didn’t cost him a penny. And some day I’m gonna give you one just like it…then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the Shop windows that I’ve been trying to tell you about.”

Shuaib got out and lifted the boy to the front seat of his car. The shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable ride.

That Eid, Shuaib learned what the RasulAllah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) meant when he had said:

“Love for your Brother what you love for Yourself”.


As’salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

(Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you)

A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it everyday. He climbed to the tree top, ate the apples, took a nap under the shadow. He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him.
Time went by. The little boy had grown up and he no longer played around the tree everyday. One day, the boy came back to the tree and he looked sad. “Come and play with me,” the tree asked the boy. “I am no longer a kid, I don’t play around trees anymore.” The boy replied, “I want toys. I need money to buy them.” “Sorry, but I don’t have money. But you can pick all my apples and sell them. So, you will have money.” The boy was so excited. He grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily.
The boy never came back after he picked the apples. The tree was sad. One day, the boy returned and the tree was so excited. “Come and play with me” the tree said.
“I don’t have time to play. I have to work for family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?”
“Sorry, but I don’t have a house. But you can chop off my branches
to build your house.”So the boy cut all the branches of the tree and left happily.
The tree was glad to see him happy but the boy never came back since then.
The tree was again lonely and sad.
One hot summer day, the boy returned and the tree was delighted.
“Come and play with me!” the tree said. The boy said, “I am sad and getting old.
I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?”
“Use my truck to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy.”
So the boy cut the tree truck to make a boat. He went sailing
and never showed up for a long time.
Finally, the boy returned after he left for so many years. “Sorry, my boy.
But I don’t have anything for you anymore. No more apples for you.”
the tree said.
“I don’t have teeth to bite” the boy replied.
“No more truck for you to climb on”
“I am too old for that now” the boy said.
“I really can’t give you anything. The only thing left is my dying roots.”
the tree said with tears.
“I don’t need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years.”
the boy replied.”Good! Old tree roots is the best place to lean on and rest.
Come, come sit down with me and rest.”
The boy sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears.
Lessons to Learn From Heart Touching Story:
This is a story of everyone. The tree is our parent. When we were young,
we loved to play with Mom and Dad. When we grown up, we left them,
only came to them when we need something or when we are in trouble.
No matter what, parents will always be there and give everything they could
to make you happy. You may think the boy is cruel to the tree but that’s how all of us
are treating our parents. So Respect Parents and help them when they really need you,
Love them,Take care of them as they take care of you when you was small baby.
Allah Will be happy with you if you keep your parents happy.

As’salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

(Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you)

A young man was getting ready to  graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study.His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box. Curious, but some what disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Holy Quran,
with the young man’s name embossed in gold. Angry, he raised his voice to his father and said “With all your money, you give me a Holy Quran ?” and stormed out of the house, leaving the Holy Quran. Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram
telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son.
He needed to come home immediately and take care of things. When he arrived at his father’s house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father’s important papers and saw the still new Holy Quran, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Holy Quran and began to turn the pages. And as he did, a car key dropped from the back of the Holy Quran.It had a tag with the dealer’s name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words PAID IN FULL.

Lesson from the Inspiring Story:

How many times do we miss Allah’s blessings and answers to our prayers because they do not arrive exactly as we have expected?

As’salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

(Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you)

As King Parveez and Queen Shireen were sitting in their palace one day, a fisherman who was selling beautiful fish was brought in front of them. King Parveez decided to buy a fish and gave the fisherman 4000 dirham for it. The fisherman was overjoyed. He thanked King Parveez and left. Queen Shireen turned to her husband in anger and
scolded him for paying so much for a fish. King Parveez let her have her say but said that the fish was purchased and that there was nothing that could be done about it. However, the Queen Shireen was adamant and insisted that the fisherman be brought back. “We will ask the fisherman about the gender of the fish,” she said. “If he answers that it is female, we will say that we wanted a male fish and if his response is that it is male, we will say that we wanted a female fish! Either way, we will be able to return the fish and have our money back.” So the poor fisherman was called back and was asked the question. Fortunately, he was clever enough not to be caught out. Fisherman replied, “This fish is unique in the sense that it is neutral i.e., it’s neither male nor female.” King Parveez was so impressed by the ingenuity of the man that he ordered a further 4000 dirham to be paid to him.
The fisherman thanked the King Parveez again but as he was about to leave with the heavy bag of money, one of the coins fell onto the floor. The fisherman immediately bent down to look for the coin. Queen Shireen was already upset that the fisherman had been given 8000 dirham. “Look how miserly this man is!” the Queen Shireen exclaimed. “One coin has fallen out of his bag full of money and he searches for it instead of leaving it for some other poor servant to find.”
The fisherman heard this remark and said, “O Queen, it is not out of miserliness that I search for the coin but rather because it had the picture of generous King Parveez on it. I would not tolerate anyone to cause dishonour to the King Parveez by treading on the coin.” King Parveez was so flattered with this response that he immediately called for another 4000 dirham to be given to the fisherman. When Queen Shireen saw all this, she thought it was better to hold her tongue and let the fisherman go with the 12000 dirham before the King decided to increase the amount again.

Lessons from Life:

Speech is an Art. If one knows what, when and how to talk then such a person will be successful in life.