Quraan is not to be put on the shelf and decorated and covered
Abu Darda (radi'Allahu anhu) said:
“Whenever the time comes when you will decorate your mosques and your mushafs, that is the time when you will be destroyed because that is an indication you are favouring symbols over substance.”
At the time of Abu Dārda, Qur'ān was written on bones, leaves and pieces of leather. These days the Qur'an is decorated so much that people don’t even want to touch it and read it because it looks so good. If people were to see the Qur'an written on bones or other pieces, they would be quick to say that such a thing is disrespect to the Qur'ān. Yet people do not think that not following the Qur'an is disrespect to it. We have lost track of what Qur'an should do for us and how we should study the Book of Allah.“
TIME – Can you stop time? Time is revolving and eroding of our existence. Time, the movement of time is an erosion of our existence in this dunya. It is ripping away and tearing apart from our own existence with every second that passes by, it is taking part of us. We do not belong here. And we need to believe in the fact that we do not belong here and we need to prepare for death.We are travelling.
And that’s why Rasullullaah (s.a.w) said: “Be in the world as if you are a traveller”.
I fail to understand how the Israeli soldier wearing his bulletproof vest and his steel helmet and is cowering behind his pile of sandbags and still runs away by the stones thrown by Palestinian children is courageous, while the Palestinian children charging at the soldiers full speed armed with nothing but rocks and wearing nothing but trousers and t-shirts are cowards.
Having a belief in the promise of Allah and then we’re gonna see the result of believing in His promise.
If you take one step towards Allah, Allah will take many steps towards you. If you walk towards Allah, Allah will run towards you.
No one knows the soldiers of Allah, but Allah. Everything and anything can be a soldier of Allah. ( Wind, water and animals can be the soldiers of Allah. It was water which drowned Fir’aun)
If you have Taqwa, Allah will find a way out for you. Allah will provide for you those opportunities you never thought of.
Even when Allah is going to perform a miracle, Allah still wants you to do your part. Nothing will be given to you without any effort. Your condition will not change until you do what is the ultimate capability of yourself. That is when Allah will help you.
Source: (Imam Anwar Al- Awlaki / lessons from the life of Musa (A.S)
Four years ago, an American drone strike in Yemen killed Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born imam. It was a targeted attack; more than a year earlier, the Obama administration and the CIA had placed Awlaki’s name on a “capture or kill list.” Journalist Scott Shane traces Awlaki’s trajectory from a celebrated imam who had called for moderation following the Sept. 11 attacks to a radicalized jihadist.
On Awlaki’s influenceas apropagandist and recruiter for al-Qaida
“He was by far the most popular, most influential English-language recruiter for al-Qaida and for the whole jihadist cause. And in a way, his influence has spilled outside English. If you go on YouTube you find him translated into French, into German, into to other languages, he also worked in Arabic. So he just became one of the most powerful and effective voices persuading people to join al-Qaida or to join its cause.”