the noble prophet

This is a really beautiful story about the hijab and da'wah so you need to read this and reflect. About five or six years ago, I got introduced to an amazing sister from Taiwan. She miraculously accepted Islam many years ago however I want to share one of the stories of how she changed someone’s life without knowing.

She told me that she lived on the outskirts of Vienna so about two times a week, she’d catch the train into the city in order to go shopping and buy things for her home. One day, she went to a gathering and an Austrian woman who she did not recognise saw her and said, “IT’S YOU! IT’S YOU! IT’S YOU!” - everyone was extremely confused so the Taiwanese sister looked at her and said, “Me? We don’t each-other? I think you’ve mistaken me for someone else?”

The Austrian woman got extremely emotional and said, “No, It is you! I saw you on the train for 2 years. I saw the way you wore your hijab and I saw how dignified and beautiful you were. I saw how much modesty and self honour you possessed. I saw how great and elevated your morals were, and something triggered into my heart that I must learn about your way of life. I looked up Hijab and found Islam. I looked up Islam and found God. I fell in love with this religion so I decided to accepted Islam!’

This is the essence of true da'wah - Lips don’t need to move because character talks. Tongues don’t have to articulate because our morals translate the secrets of the hearts. We don’t have to give a thousands lectures because our soul carry a million realities. Sisters, Allah honoured you with the Hijab. He raised you above creation. He made you inheritors of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra and the noble wives of the Prophet ﷺ. If you embody their teachings and remain steadfast with their modesty and purity, Allah will show you miracles and he will make you a means to changing lives. The people of this world are thirsty for La-ilaha-ila-Allah, but only those who love and connect themselves to the Prophet ﷺ who shall distribute al-Kawthar can quench the thirst of humanity.

—  Shaykh Mohammad Aslam

The enemies of the Prophet ﷺ intended to poison him at Khaybar. A woman named Zaynab offered meat to him and just as he placed it in his mouth it spoke:

لا تأكلني يا رسول الله فاني مسموم
O Messenger of Allah! Do not eat me. I have been poisoned.

One may ask why the meat did not inform the Prophet ﷺ that it was poisoned when it was placed before him. A fitting answer is that the piece of meat longed to receive the kiss, the love and the touch of the Noble Prophet ﷺ.

The way forward for Muslims in the US is not to assimilate into this or that state institution; not for a Muslim to become a cop, a soldier, or a Senator – for not only are the roots of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim violence not targeted this way, this approach disassociates our liberation from the liberation of the struggling people living here and around the world.

For a Muslim to be a cop means that they’ll carry out violence against people of color on behalf of the state, and for a Muslim to become a soldier means that they’ll export imperialism overseas and maintain it with brutal violence (against Muslims as well). To have this assimilation recognized and applauded by liberals – who simultaneously promote and spearhead capitalist imperialism in the Muslim world – is worth nothing.

The only straight path is to stand in solidarity and struggle alongside the marginalized and oppressed peoples of this colonized land. If Islam is for all, then we must commit ourselves to a political praxis which refuses to define religion solely in terms of individual struggle, but also in terms of collective liberation. We must practice liberation theology.

The core of Islamic liberation theology is the joint struggle and solidarity preached and practiced by Muslim revolutionaries and, in particular, the Muslim South African liberation movements under the apartheid regime. When the apartheid regime offered Muslims freedom of worship, it was in return for their complicity with the apartheid system. Muslim activists in South Africa preferred to organize against apartheid, sacrificing their right to free worship, and practiced solidarity with the native black South Africans. Do we Muslims in the US embrace such revolutionary fervor? How far are we willing to go to put our faith into practice?

We are Muslims first before we are imperial citizens.

“Do you know what the rights of neighbors are?” asked the noble Prophet. And he went on to give a list:
Help him if he asks for your help. Give him relief if he seeks your relief. Lend him if he needs a loan. Show him concern if he is distressed. Nurse him when he is ill. Attend his funeral when he dies. Congratulate him if he meets any good. Sympathize with him if any calamity befalls him. Do not block his air by raising your building high without his permission. Harass him not. Give him a share when you buy fruits, and if you do not give him, bring what you buy quietly and let not your children take them out to excite the jealousy of his children.“ (Bukhari & Muslim)

“O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted.” (4:135)

anonymous asked:

May Allaah's fear & Misery be struck into your wretched, filthy, Soul. Ameen Ya Rabbi Ya Rabbi. Don't you ever call me a kaffir again, you filthy demonic disbeliever swine. Know this, Islam is taking over the entire world.. You cannot stop the soldiers of Allaah from conquering the entire globe. It's been promised to our blessed Ummah by our noble Prophet (PBUH), who Allah sent with a Sword, as a mercy to all worlds. Our Mujahideen will free humanity from the shackles of democracy inshallah

Hey kefir is tasty my psychotic friend

The Signs as Hamilton Characters

ARIES: energetic, restless, courageous, protective, enthusiastic, a firecracker

 Hercules Mulligan

  • oh my god, tear this dude apart
  • when you knock me down i get the fuck back up again
  • and i got y’all knuckheads in loco parentis

TAURUS: dependable, stubborn, possessive, hilarious, deeply attached to family and friends

♉ King George III

  • i will fight the fight and win the war
  • it’s much harder when it’s call your call
  • i’ll love you till my dying days
  • awesome, wow

GEMINI: curious, charming, unreliable, fickle in love, enigmatic 

♊ Aaron Burr

  • don’t let them know what you’re against or what you’re for
  • i’m a trust fund, baby, you can trust me!
  • i am the one thing in life i can control; i am inimitable, i am an original 
  • domestic life was never quite my style

CANCER: highly receptive, maternal, insecure, compassionate, optimistic, has a long memory 

♋ Elizabeth Schuyler

  • i’m trying not to cry because there’s nothing that your mind can’t do
  • you deserve a chance to meet your son
  • the world has no right to my heart 
  • i help raise hundreds of children, i get to see them growing up, in their eyes i see you, alexander 

LEO: natural leader, narcissistic, passionate, generous, arrogant, theatrical, creative, loyal

♌ Marquis de Lafayette 

  • tell the king “casse toi” (fuck off), who’s the best? c’est moi!
  • and i’m never gonna stop until i make ‘em drop and burn ‘em up and scatter their remains
  • no one has more resilience or matches my practical tactical brilliance
  • i bring freedom to my people if i’m given the chance

VIRGO: practical, perfectionist, worrisome, self-sacrificing, intelligent, analytical

♍ Angelica Schuyler

  • you have a revolution? i want a revelation!
  • i noticed a comma in the middle of a phrase
  • i will choose her happiness over mine every time
  • there is a grace too powerful to name, we push away what we can never understand

LIBRA: sociable, vain, gracious, greatly imaginative, weak, prides verbal acuity 

♎ Thomas Jefferson

  • i helped lafayette draft a declaration then i said, “i gotta go”
  • i guess i better think of something to say
  • stand with me in the land of the free
  • smells like new money, dresses like fake royalty

SCORPIO: intimidating, brave, intense, a true friend, resourceful, solitary, taciturn

♏ James Madison

  • i’ve been fighting for the south alone…we have to win
  • won’t talk to [hamilton], that’s a nonstarter
  • i hate to admit it, but…

SAGITTARIUS: noble, prophetic, philosophical, impatient, detached

♐  George Washington

  • my name’s been through a lot, i can take it
  • don’t do a thing, history will prove him wrong
  • i scream in the face of this mass mutiny
  • i wanna talk about what i have learned, the hard-won wisdom i have earned

CAPRICORN: ambitious achievers, disciplined, self-controlled, loyal, full of purpose, melancholic 

♑ Alexander Hamilton

  • they think me macbeth, ambition is my folly
  • when my prayers to god were met with indifference, i picked up a pen, i wrote my own deliverance 
  • god help and forgive me, i wanna build something that’s gonna outlive me
  • and i thought i was so smart

AQUARIUS: progressive, original, humanitarian, complex, spirited, uncompromising, trailblazer

♒ John Laurens

  • we’ll never be truly free until those in bondage have the same rights as you and me, you and i, do or die
  • when you’re living on your knees you rise up
  • i’ve seen wonders great and small
  • we’ll never be free until we end slavery!

PISCES: intuitive, gentle, fearful, trusting, private, dreamer, wide-eyed 

♓ Philip Hamilton

  • i’m only nineteen by my mind is older
  • i am a poet, i wrote this poem just to show it
  • i held my head up high

Blessed birthday of the humble Imam of Ahlulbayt (as), Hazrat al Hassan al Mujtaba (as) that in human perfection was reminiscent of His father Hazrat Ali (as) and a perfect example of His noble grandfather Prophet Muhammad (saw).

Patience

Allah, the Wise, has said:

فَاصْـبِرْ کَماَ صَبَرَ أُُولُوا الْعَزمِ مِنَ الرُّسُلِ

“Therefore bear up patiently as did the messengers endowed with faithfulness bear up with patience." [95]

Imam Ali (a.s) said:

حَلاَوَةُ الظَّفَرِ تَمْحُوا مَراَرَةَ الصَّـبْرِ.

"The sweetness of success erases the bitterness of patience.” [96]

For some, the initial phase of patience is bitter while its final phase is sweet, while for others, its initial as well as its final phase is bitter, while for yet others, patience, in all phases, is sweet.

One who exhibits patience willingly, refrains from complaining before the others and does not fret and fume, is of the Patient Ones, while one, who is not forbearing in the face of misfortunes and does not beseech and supplicate to Allah, is regarded as being of the Impatient Ones.

It is in the face of misfortune and calamity that a truly patient person is differentiated from a false claimant. A patient person is submissive in the face of adversities while one who claims falsely is overcome with perturbation, anguish and sorrow.[97]

1 – Survival of Religion Lies in Patience

One day the Noble Prophet (s.a.w), accompanied by the Commander of the Faithful(a.s), had been heading towards the mosque of Quba when they happened to come across a lush-green garden. Witnessing it Imam Ali (a.s) commented: “O Prophet of Allah! It is a nice garden.” The Noble Prophet (s.a.w) responded: “Your garden in Paradise is nicer!”

They passed by the garden and continued on their way; in the course of their walk they passed by seven gardens and on each occasion the same conversation ensued between the two. Then, the Noble Prophet (s.a.w) took Ali (a.s) into his arms and began weeping intensely, causing the Imam (a.s) to weep too. When he (a.s) sought to know the reason for the Noble Prophet’s (s.a.w) weeping, he (s.a.w) said: “I suddenly recollected the malice that has taken root in the breasts of the people towards you and which they shall make manifest after my death.”

The Imam (a.s) inquired: “O Prophet of Allah! What should I do?” He (s.a.w) advised: “Patience and fortitude. If you fail to exhibit patience you shall fall into far greater difficulties.”

He (a.s) said: “Do you fear the destruction of my faith and religion?” He (s.a.w) replied: “Your (faith and religion’s) existence lies in patience.”[98]

2 – Ease After Patience

The only son of an indigent woman had gone on a journey which had transformed into a protracted one. Extremely worried, she approached Imam Sadiq (a.s) and complained: “My son has been away on a journey, which has turned into a very long one and I am terribly distressed.”

The Imam (a.s) said: “O’ Lady! Be patient and control yourself.”

The lady left, but after having waited for a few more days and with no sign of her son’s arrival she was not able to take it any more and so, approaching the Imam (a.s) again, she said: “My son has still not returned. What should I do?”

The Imam (a.s) said to her: “But did I not advise you to be patient and exhibit fortitude.” She lamented: “By Allah! I have reached the limit of my patience and do not possess the strength to bear this separation any more!”

Hearing this, the Imam (a.s) said: “Return home for your son has arrived.”

Confounded, she returned to her house only to find her son back from his journey. Even as she was overjoyed at seeing him, she thought to herself: “How did the Imam (a.s) know that he had returned? Does Revelation descend upon him? Let me go and ask him about this issue.”

Approaching the Imam (a.s) she asked: “Just as you had informed, my son has returned from his journey. But tell me, do you receive revelation that you were able to inform me of the unseen?”

He (a.s) said: “I deduced this from one of the traditions of the Noble Prophet (s.a.w). He (s.a.w) had said:

عِندَ فَناَءِ الصَّبرِ ياِتيِ الْفَرَجُ

"When man’s patience reaches its end, ease and relief sets in upon him.” When I observed that your patience had reached its termination, I realized that relief had arrived and so informed you that your son had arrived and my deduction proved to be correct.’“[99]

3 – The Patience and Fortitude of Bilal

Bilal was originally from Abyssinia and in Madinah, was one of the slaves of the tribe of Bani Jama.’ After he had embraced Islam he had to suffer intense hardships at the hands of his owners.

During the onset of Islam those in Mecca who had embraced the faith had to face great adversities - especially those, who did not possess any familial or tribal support, or were slaves and servants. Some, due to the intensity of sufferings, even backtracked from their (new) religion but Bilal exhibiting great patience, increased in steadfastness as thus, his owners increased their torture upon him.

Abu Jahl would force him to lie on his stomach on the hot sands of Hijaz, pin him down by means of a millstone till his brains would almost come to a boil due to the intensity of the heat and then say to him: "Deny the Allah of Muhammad!” However, all that Bilal would say was: “Ahad Ahad” - meaning Allah is One.

One of those, who greatly persecuted him, was Umayyah Ibn Khalaf, who used to torture him repeatedly. However, as Divine decree would have it, he was killed in the battle of Badr at the hands of Bilal.

During one of those occasions when Bilal was being tortured, the Noble Prophet (s.a.w) happened to pass by. Witnessing him, he (s.a.w) said to Abu Bakr: “Had I possessed money, I would have purchased Bilal.” Later he (s.a.w) approached his uncle Abbas and said: “Purchase Bilal for me.” Even as Abbas went in search of the woman who owned him, Bilal was being subjected to torture and persecution - pinioned under the weight of heavy stones and almost on the verge of death.

Abbas approached the woman and expressed his desire to purchase Bilal whereupon she began to criticize and speak ill of him, but eventually sold him. Thus, Bilal, as a result of his patience in the face of torture and persecution, became free and entering into the services of the Noble Prophet (s.a.w) he became his muezzin.[100]

4 – Patience is Better than Retaliation

When the battle of Uhud had concluded, the Noble Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) dispatched Harith Ibn Samt to search for the body of his uncle, Hamzah, amongst the dead. When Harith witnessed that Hamzah’s liver had been taken out and his body mutilated by cutting off the ears, nose and other parts of the body, he could not bring himself to inform the Noble Prophet (s.a.w) of this unpleasant occurrence.

As a result, the Noble Prophet (s.a.w) himself arrived amongst the dead, but when his eyes fell upon the mutilated body of his uncle, he was immensely disturbed. As he wept, he said: “By Allah! Nothing has disturbed me more than this. If Allah grants me dominance over the Quraish, I shall mutilate seventy of their individuals.”

At that moment, Jibrail descended with the following verse: “And if you take your turn, then retaliate with the like of that with which you were afflicted; but if you are patient, it will certainly be best for those who are patient,” whereupon the Noble Prophet (s.a.w) said: “I shall exhibit patience over this calamity.”

The person who killed Hamzah was Wahshi - the slave of Jubair - who, upon the orders of Hind (Muawiyah’s mother. Her father, ‘Atabah, had been killed in the battle of Badr) had torn open Hamzah’s stomach, pulled out his liver and presented it to her. Taking the liver she bit into it, but by Divine decree was unable eat it. Arriving at Hamzah’s body, she went on to mutilate it and then rewarded Wahshi by gifting him her necklace, bracelet and ear-rings.[101]

5 – The Wedding Night

Sibt al-Sheikh has narrated: “One of the elders of Arabia - the chief of a tribe that dwelled in the environs of Baghdad, decided to marry his son to a maiden from amongst his relatives. As per the custom prevalent there, the marriage and its consummation was supposed to take place on the same night. On the appointed night preparations were made for feast and entertainment, and the supreme religious authority of the Arab world - Sheikh Mahdi Khalisi, was invited to recite the marriage formula.

Some of the youths proceeded towards the bridegroom in order bring him to the marriage gathering in a special ceremony and with special formalities. As was their custom, they began firing bullets into the air and in the process a bullet from the gun of one of the youths - a Sayyid (descendant of the Noble Prophet (s.a.w)) - accidentally struck the bridegroom in the chest and killed him.

Witnessing this, the Sayyid youth ran away and the episode was brought to the attention of the bridegroom’s father. The late Sheikh Mahdi Khalisi, coming to know of the incident, instructed the father to exhibit patience and advised: "Do you know that the Noble Prophet (s.a.w) has a great obligation upon us and all of us are in need of his intercession; this youth did not do this intentionally but it was by providence that the bullet happened to strike your son killing him. Forgive this youth for the sake of his grandfather (s.a.w) and exhibit patience over this misfortune so that Allah grants you the rewards of the Patient Ones!”

Upon hearing the Sheikh’s counsel the father of the bridegroom became silent and after little reflection said: “We have numerous guests now and the occasion of joy has been transformed into an occasion of grief. For completing the right of the Noble Prophet (s.a.w), call the Sayyid youth and instead of my son, marry him to the maiden and lead them to the bridal chamber!”

The Sheikh praised and commended him (for this gesture of his). When the people went after the Sayyid youth and informed him that he was to get married in place of the chief’s son he initially refused to believe it, thinking it to be a ploy to seize him and kill him.

However, ultimately the Sheikh married the maiden to the Sayyid youth on that night itself, while the dead son was buried the next day.“[102]


Notes:
[95] Suratul Ahqaf (46), Verse 35
[96] Ghurar al-Hikam, tr. 4882
[97] Tadhkeratul Haqa`iq, pg. 86
[98] Dastan-ha-e-Zindagi-e-~Ali, pg. 97 (a work of this author, published by Intesharat-e-Nasir, Qum);Aine-e-Dil; Manaqib (of Ibn ShahrAshub), vol. 1, pg. 322
[99] Hikayat-ha-e-Shanidani, vol. 5, pg. 147, Layali al-Akhbar, vol. 1, pg. 266
[100] Paighambar Wa Yaran, vol. 2, pg. 66; Asad al-Ghabbah, vol. 1, pg. 206
[101] Muntakhab al-Tawarikh, pg. 51
[102] Dastan-ha-e-Shigaft, pg. 255

6

“Say,  "O  disbelievers,

I  do  not  worship  what  you  worship.

Nor  are  you  worshippers  of  what  I  worship.

Nor  will  I  be  a  worshipper  of  what  you  worship.

Nor  will  you  be  worshippers  of  what  I  worship.

For  you  is  your  religion,  and  for  me  is  my  religion.”

– The Noble Qu'ran | Surah Al-Kafirun [109:1-6]


“It is narrated by Muslim that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to recite this Surah with Surah Al-Ikhlas in two raka'at following tawaf of the Ka'bah; it is also narrated by Muslim that he used to recite them in the two raka'at of fajr prayer; and Imam Ahmad narrates that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam used to recite them in the two raka'at before fajr prayer and in the two raka'at of maghrib prayer.”

Whoever commits himself to the moral guidelines of the Sunnah, Allah will illuminate his heart with the light of knowledge. There is no station nobler than following the beloved one [i.e. Muhammad (ﷺ) in his commands, actions and manners.
—  Ibn Ataa (rahimahullah) [Madaarij As-Saalikeen 2/486]
The Signs in a Medieval Storybook!

Aries: Kings

Taurus: Villain

Gemini: Nymphs

Cancer: Princesses

Leo: Princes

Virgo: Noble Steeds

Libra: Prophet/Oracle

Scorpio: Dragons

Sagittarius: Animals that for an unexplained reason can talk, and brings comedic value

Capricorn: Queens

Aquarius: Sidekicks or Pets who help defeat the villain/dragon

Pisces: Fairies

anonymous asked:

I cannot believe you called it

IT’S OFFICIAL. YOU ARE THE MOST UNUSELESS PROPHET.

genuinely the only thing i didn’t call this whole time

was that i was useful

i always believed chuck was god

and then he believed in me

Anonymous said:

ARE YOU OKAY GREAT AND NOBLE PROPHET SCOUT

THE ONLY REASON I’M ALIVE IS BECAUSE CHUCK BROUGHT EVERYONE BACK IN THE END