Falling Skies Hiatus Survival Week - Jan. 24: In Memoriam

Jimmy Boland




Just stop, even for a minute stop.

Stop looking at others’ faults, stop minding others’ actions, stop talking ill about others. For Allaah’s Azza Wa Jall sake, stop.

Aren’t you tired? Are you not tired of making the angel tired of recording every word you are uttering against your fellow Muslim? Are you not full, are you not full of eating the flesh of your brother?

Since when do did you ever took backbiting as a hobby? How can a heart of Muslim, who prays, and remembers Allaah Azza Wa Jall utter a word that doesn’t only displeases the one they talk about but also Allaah Azza Wa Jall?

How is it that now, putting shame on others is “okay” and advising others in private is “not okay”? What has this Ummah have become?

We are humans, yes, we make mistakes, but we are Muslims more than humans, we SHOULD follow up a bad deed with a good deed, or rather, we should always repent for something we know we did wrong. Is your Lord not Al Baseer, Who sees everything? Is He not As Samee, Who hears everything?

And everytime you say “DO NOT JUDGE ME ONLY ALLAH CAN JUDGE ME!”

yes, indeed Allaah will judge you but are you not scared, don’t you know how heavy these words are, yes you are telling us that you are not to be judge because Allaah will be the one…
He will justify every action you did, good or bad, remember your deeds, with the number of deeds, bad and good you’ve done, where do you think you will reside? Is your good deeds more than the bad or the bad is more than the good?

My brother and sister in Islam, before we would judge someone, we should first understand why and how this person was able to do such action.

One of the commonest thing that we usually encounter is a person wearing a hijab, yes, you compliment her and all, yet the next day you see her without it, is that enough reason for you to tell the world about her? Has the thought of “understanding her” come before the thought of “judging her” to you?

Everyone has their own struggles, even you have your own. We struggle because we are Muslims, and Allaah Azza Wa Jall, makes every day of our life as a battle to attain our ultimate goal, Jannah, Jannah, Jannah and i mean Jannah with Him.

Before we could utter a word of distress to our fellow Muslims, remember that you yourself have your own faults, sins and flaws, you are not an exception. Hence, how can you be too arrogant to not realize that?

I know its hard, but each time you would want to say a word, think, think about how it will affect others, Muslims are not selfish people, we give not thinking of receiving anything in return, we advise not that we get recognition but because our hearts tell us to comfort one another.

Remember, you write the words that are written and is being written on your scroll of deeds, and not a single word would be erased there unless Allaah Azza Wa Jall permits it, with His Abundant Mercy.

Know my brother and sister in Islam, that no one can deny a single written letter on that scroll, remember how Allaah Azza Wa Jall says on the Qur'aan:

“Do not dispute before Me, while I had already presented to you the warning. The word will not be changed with Me, and never will I be unjust to the servants.” [50:28-29]

Have we not gone through the Words of Allaah Azza Wa Jall in the Qur'aan? Have we not read about the characteristics of Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi wassalaam on various ahadith?

Even our own limbs will be made to speak on that Day, and no one can deny, no one.

So resist the temptations of Shaitan, resist and cover your tongues with the remembrance of Allaah Azza Wa Jall, protect your limbs with the cleanliness of wudhu, be always at a state of waiting for the next salaah, keep your mind conscious of Allaah Azza Wa Jall and you will be conscious of your deeds and actions. in sha Allaah.

Let me inspire you from the Words of the Qur'aan:

“And Paradise will be brought near to the righteous, not far, [it will be said], "this is what you were promised-for every returner[to Allaah] and keeper [of His covenant] Who feared the Most Merciful unseen and came with a heart returning[in repentance]. Enter it in peace. This Day of Eternity.” [50:31-34]

Subhan'Allaah, so fear Allaah, fear Allaah and become one of those who returns to Him with a heart full of repentance.

So please, speak good or remain silent.

And we seek refuge in Allaah Azza Wa Jall from the evil of our souls and our bad deeds. May He with His Abundant Mercy forgive us and enlighten us to see what is only good in others and speak of what is appropriate and haqq. Amin


Ninomiya Doesn't Care If the World Hates Him So Long As He Has His Parents

This is from Ninomiya Kazunari’s column “It” in the March issue of MORE magazine

The theme for March is “repaying kindness”

In Arashi’s “LOVE” album released in 2013, Nino’s solo song “20825日目の曲” for which he wrote both the music and lyrics was dedicated to his mom. Even though Nino looks like he’s close to his parents, he said, “Actually I don’t really talk much to my mom. Recently I haven’t been able to go see her either. Most people don’t think it’s necessary to tell their parents everything that’s on their mind.” Nino and his mother are more of the traditional parent-child relationship with a little more distance than the “friend-parent” type of relationship that is more common now. However, he said, “When I break down, there are sides of me I cannot even show to people that I trust. At times like these, I can only show myself to my parents. Such a relationship can only exist between parent and child. It is a support for one’s heart.”

Nino said that his parents usually don’t speak their mind, but they will always be his support, “I don’t really care if people hate me”, he said with strong conviction, “maybe because I have my parents (behind me all the time)”. Even though he doesn’t get to return his parents’ love for him everyday, he said he wants to do that one day.