All Praise is due to Allah, The Most Beneficiant The Most Merciful, may the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Al'Sayyidi Muhammad Mustafaa Sal'Allahualayhiwasalam, his family, and companions.

"And the believers, men and women, are protecting friends one of another; they enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and they establish worship and they pay the poor-due, and they obey Allah and His messenger. As for these, Allah will have mercy on them. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise."
~Surah Tawbah, Ayah Seventy-Two


"Meet people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they yearn for your company."
~Ali ibn Abi Talib RadhiAllahuanhu

Duaas are always requested...

Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Most Beautiful Heart

Bismillahir'rahman'nir-rahim.

Allahumma sali'ala sayyiddina Muhammadin wa 'ala alay sayyiddina Muhammadin wa barik wa salim.


The Most Beautiful Heart
From
Qisas.com


One day a young man was standing in the middle of the town proclaiming that he had the most beautiful heart in the whole valley.

A large crowd gathered and they all admired his heart for it was perfect. There was not a mark or a flaw in it.

Yes, they all agreed it truly was the most beautiful heart they had ever seen. The young man was very proud and boasted more loudly about his beautiful heart.

Suddenly, an old man appeared at the front of the crowd and said, “Why your heart is not nearly as beautiful as mine.” The crowd and the young man looked at the old man’s heart. It was beating strongly, but full of scars, it had places where pieces had been removed and other pieces put in, but they didn’t fit quite right and there were several jagged edges. In fact, in some places there were deep gouges where whole pieces were missing.

The people stared — how can he say his heart is more beautiful, they thought? The young man looked at the old man’s heart and saw its state and laughed. “You must be joking,” he said. “Compare your heart with mine, mine is perfect and yours is a mess of scars and tears.” “Yes,” said the old man, “yours is perfect looking but I would never trade with you.

You see, every scar represents a person to whom I have given my love - I tear out a piece of my heart and give it to them, and often they give me a piece of their heart which fits into the empty place in my heart, but because the pieces aren’t exact, I have some rough edges, which I cherish, because they remind me of the love we shared.

Sometimes I have given pieces of my heart away, and the other person hasn’t returned a piece of his heart to me. These are the empty gouges — giving love is taking a chance. Although these gouges are painful, they stay open, reminding me of the love I have for these people too, and I hope someday they may return and fill the space I have waiting.

So now do you see what true beauty is?” The young man stood silently with tears running down his cheeks. He walked up to the old man, reached into his perfect young and beautiful heart, and ripped a piece out. He offered it to the old man with trembling hands. The old man took his offering, placed it in his heart and then took a piece from his old scarred heart and placed it in the wound in the young man’s heart. It fit, but not perfectly, as there were some jagged edges.

The young man looked at his heart, not perfect anymore but more beautiful than ever, since love from the old man’s heart flowed into his. They embraced and walked away side by side.

Please let everyone know each day how much they mean to you, as they may be gone tomorrow.

Allahumma sali'ala sayyiddina Muhammadin wa 'ala alay sayyiddina Muhammadin wa barik wa salim. Rawdhina billahi Rabba wa bil'islaami deena wa bi'Muhammadin nabiyaa, wa akhirud'duana anil'hamdulillahi rabbil'alameen. Walaykumasalam wa rahmatullah

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Fisabilillah insha'Allah...

Bismillahir'rahman'nir-rahim.

Allahumma sali'ala sayyiddina Muhammadin wa 'ala alay sayyiddina Muhammadin wa barik wa salim.


Asalamualaykum wa Rahmatullah, insha'Allah all are doing well...

Firstly, I have to apologize on behalf of myself and sister Mujahidah an Nafs for the lack of participation on this blog from us. As some of you may know Sisiter Mujahidah and Nafs hasn't been too well lately, she has taken a leave from her blog for, insha'Allah, a short period of time and I have been busy with a few things. Insha'Allah this blog will become more active in a few months time, but untill then it seems as if it will continue to be one randomly timed post after another insha'Allah. So anyways...

Today I had a conversation with a dear friend, instead of boring you with the conversation, heres what happend: this dear sister of mine was very upset becuase people were being mean, not only that someone shes close to lied to her. My friend was upset by this because it was blatant and she knew it wasnt true and at that time my friened needed help and the other person was not able to help her, or rather was, but decided not to.

So the 'other' person sounds evil huh? Hmm they might, but i think theres another way to look at this. See i belive we can learn many things from our friendships/relationships with everyone and anyone. One thing I've learned is that People come with Imperfections. I'm not saying this to point out the faults in others, because I myself have MANY MANY MANY imperfections. But the point isn't that sister this or brother that does this or that. The point is that we are human and we all err. We all have our imperfections. If we go around expecting to have create bonds of friendship but only with the MOST pious and faultless people, we may never become One Unified Ummah. We all have our faults, some may be stronger in one trait while others may be weak in that, and vice versa.

So the main point is.. Even if its somethng small or big, people come with imperfections, love your fellow brother or sister in Islam For the Sake of Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala, 'cuz when you think about it you and I are people too. Besides this way its easier to love everyone, accept everyone, be good to everyone, maintain ties Fisabilillah, strengthen the Ummah, and most importantly it gives us another chance to look into our hearts and correct ourselves; b/c when we begin to see the faults of others, we should quickly negate those thoughts, make istighfar and look at our own faults and make istighfar again, insha'Allah.

If anyone finds this post utterly useless feel free to email us at journeyends@hotmail.com. Please remember Sister Mujahidah an Nafs [and her family] in your duaas, may Allah grant her complete shifa'a insha'Allah. If possible please remember this faqir in your duaas too. Jazakamullahukhayran.

Allahumma sali'ala sayyiddina Muhammadin wa 'ala alay sayyiddina Muhammadin wa barik wa salim. Rawdhina billahi Rabba wa bil'islaami deena wa bi'Muhammadin nabiyaa, wa akhirud'duana anil'hamdulillahi rabbil'alameen.
Walaykumasalam wa rahmatullah

 

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