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Forgiveness Whats it for?

Forgiveness works! It is often difficult, AND it works! LOVE is the most powerful healing force. Stubborn door to Love is FORGIVENESS. We often think of forgiveness as something that someone who has done us wrong must ask of US. There is always another way of looking at something. You focus on offering forgiveness to the person who has wronged you. -Forgiveness : have courage to give up your ego to win peoples hearts. Ask forgiveness from everyone who has wronged you and to whom you have wronged for Allahs sake. -Forgive yourself . Jihad is courage only a courageous person can forgive not a weak person. -Moment to moment be in a state of acceptance and anything you resist-give up the resistance. It is not something you do FOR someone else. It is not complicated. It is simple. Simply identify the situation to be forgiven and ask yourself: Am I willing to waste my energy further on this matter? if the answer is NO, then thats it! All is forgiven. Forgiveness It challenges you to give up you destructive thoughts about the situation and to believe in the possibility of a better future. It builds confidence that you can survive the pain and grow from it. There is nothing so bad that cannot be forgiven. Nothing! Remember that you always have choice. When you forgive, you do it for YOU, not for the OTHER. The person you have never forgivenowns you! The hurts wont heal until you forgive! Recovery from wrongdoing that produces genuine forgiveness takes time. For some, it may take years. When you feel that forgiveness is necessary, do not do it for their sake. Do it for yourself! It would be great if they would come to you and ask for forgiveness but you must accept the fact that some people never do that. That is their choice.

They do not NEED to be forgiven. They did what they did and that is it except for the consequences, which THEY must live with. HEALTHY love relationships are not possible without forgiveness! You cannot have a loving and rewarding relationship with anyone else, much less yourself, if you continue to hold on to things that happened in the past. Want peace of mind? Forgive. It is not possible to truly be present and available to a new relationship until you heal the hurt and upsets of the past. Forgiving someone else is to agree within yourself to overlook the wrong they have committed against you and to move on with yourlife. Non-forgiveness keeps you in the struggle. Being willing to forgive can bring a sense of peace and well being. It lifts anxiety and delivers you from depression. It can enhance your self-esteem and give you hope. There is no future in the past. You can never live in the present and create a new and exciting future for yourself and your love partner if you always stay stuck in the past.

Forgiveness helps you move forward. No one benefits from forgiveness more than the one who forgives!

The very word forgiveness is built on the root word give. Forgiveness releases your partner from your criticism and also releases you from being imprisoned by your own negative judgments. It is not surrender, but a conscious decision to cease to harbor resentment. In affect, it takes the poison out of your body. Forgiveness breaks the cycle of hatred, resentment, anger and pain is often passed on to those around you.
"[those] who restrain anger and pardon [all] men for Allah loves those who do good." (Quran, 3:134) "Allah will not increase His servant except in honor. No one humbles himself for the sake of Allah, but Allah will raise his status." (Muslim)
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So Are You Going To Forgive Someone Today?

Marriage is a religious duty and is consequently a moral safeguard as well as a social necessity. Islam does not equal celibacy with high "taqwa" / "Iman". The prophet has also said, "Marriage is my tradition who so ever keeps away there from is not from amongst me". Marriage is supposed to tie a man and a woman together and strengthen their relationship. Today the world is seeing a new era where marriage is no longer considered necessary or even significant for a relationship. Islam has laid down rules and regulations for marriage and has considered marriage an important and essential part of a Muslims life. This article is intended to highlight some of most important aspects related to the role of the husband and wife and dedicated to help all Muslims who are thinking about or already are married. The article and all listed to help provide you with valuable information pertaining to Marriage in Islam.
And marry those among you who are single (i.e. a man who has no wife and the woman who has no husband) and (also marry) the Salihoon (pious, fit and capable ones) of your (male) slaves and maidservants (female slaves). If they be poor, Allah will enrich them out of His Bounty. And Allah is AllSufficient for His creatures needs, All-Knowing. (Quran 24:32).

What Must Be Known About Marriage in Islam

And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect. (Quran 30:21)

Sisters in Islam should be aware of the following,


Any marriage contract that is consummated without the girls consent would be invalid according to a hadith mentioned in Ahmad & Abudawood. The Prophet (pbuh) said, When a man calls his wife to his bed and she does not come, if he spends the night angry with her, the angels curse her until morning. (Bukhari and Muslim) There are three people whose prayers will not be accepted by Allah, nor do any good deed of theirs risen up to heaven: a fleeing slave until he returns to his master and helps him, a woman whose husband is angry with her until he is pleased with her, and a drunkard until he becomes conscious. (Ibn Hibban) Whenever a woman causes annoyance and torture to her husband in this world, his mate from among the hour is of Paradise says to her:

may Allah ruin thee, do not cause your husband annoyance, for, he is only your guest, and will soon leave thee to join us in Paradise. (Tirmidhi, Ibn Hibban, Ahmad and Ad-Dailami) When a man sends for his wife for the satisfaction of his need, she should go to him even if she may be occupied in baking bread (cooking food). (Tirmidhi) (It is unlawful to approach a woman during the time of her menstruation as stated by Allah: {Keep away from women in their curses, and do not approach them until they are clean} (Al-Baqarah: 222) The prophet said, "if a woman prays her 5 daily prayers, fasts her month (Ramadan), obeys her husband and guards her chastity, then it will be said to her; enter paradise through whichever of its gates you wish'" reported by Ahmed and Tibraani The angles' curse will befall every woman who is rebellious and disobedient; this does not exclude those who are too slow and reluctant to respond to their husbands: The warning given to women whose husband is angry with her reaches such an extent that it would shake the conscience of every righteous wife who has faith in Allah and the last day. She is told that her prayer and good deeds will not be accepted, until her husband is pleased with her again. Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "By Him in Whose Hand is my life, when a man calls his wife to his bed, and she does not respond, the One Who is above the heaven becomes displeased with her until he (her husband) becomes pleased with her". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. This Hadith makes it abundantly clear that obedience of the husband is compulsory on the wife. If, in the absence of any lawful reason, she refuses to obey the orders of her husband, she will be liable to the Wrath and Curse of Allah until she returns to obedience. This Hadith has a stern warning for those women who do not care for the displeasure of their husbands because of their bad temperament, stubbornness and habit of dominating their husbands.

Brothers in Islam should be aware of the following,

Many men seem to feel that women and their wives in particular, should be ideal Muslims, while they themselves and their fellow men behave as they like without reference to the Quran and Sunnah, and unchallenged by the Shariah. However since men and women are interdependent, it is not wise to concentrate on one and remain silent about the other.

Most Muslim men would like to be ideal husbands. And most Muslim women would, no doubt, like to be married to one. But, for some reason, the men are not ideal husbands, and the women will almost surely admit that they didn't marry one. So, why the discrepancy between our sincere aspirations and reality? Is it an inability on the part of the man, an impossible goal; or is it perhaps that we do not even know what an ideal Muslim husband is? "Our Lord! Grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous." (Quran 25:74) Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) said, The most perfect believer in faith is one who is the best of them in good conduct. The best of you is one who treats best with his wife among you. The best of you is the one who is best to his wives, and I am the best of you toward my wives. His first duty is maintenance and protection, and overall responsibility for the welfare of his wife, which is prescribed in the Quran: "Men shall take full care of women with the bounties which Allah has bestowed more abundantly on the former than on the latter, and with whatthey may spend out of their possessions....". [Quran 4:34] This includes feeding, clothing and shelter for the wife and for any children of the marriage. This is a legally enforceable duty, which remains even after divorce until the expiry of the Iddah. The Husband is however urged in the Quran to avoid divorce and try to preserve marriage even if it is not ideal. This is to be done in the first instance by exercising patience with his wifes faults. The Quran says; "Live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If you take a dislike to them, it may be that you dislike a thing while Allah brings about through it a great deal of good." [Quran 4:19] The Prophet (saws) also emphasized the undesirability of divorce in a Hadith found in Abu Dawood: "The most hateful of all lawful things, in the sight of Allah, is divorce." The ideal husband should therefore, if need arises, make full use of Quranic provisions for reconciliation and arbitration [Quran 4:34] before proceeding with divorce. It should also be realized the husband is required to be faithful in marriage as the wife must. The punishment for adultery of a married person, male or female, under the Shariah is death. The fact that the punishment may not be applied in this world does not make the sin any less in the sight of Allah. A sin that is not expiated in this world is after all going to follow a person to the grave. Therefore the husband should not fail to follow Allahs command in the Quran:

"Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and to be mindful of their chastity: verily this will be most conductive to their purity (and) verily Allah is aware of all that they do." [Quran 24:30] "O you who have attained to faith! Ward off from yourselves and your families that fire (of the hereafter) whose fuel is Human beings and stones." [Quran 66:6]
In this respect a husband has a duty to ensure that his wife is fully educated as a Muslim. If this has been neglected in her parents home, he must take necessary steps to remedy it. Either by teaching her himself or by arranging for her Islamic education by other means. The husband is expected to give leadership in the family. The wise husband will, as indicated, consult his wife on important matters concerning the family, and if he sees her advice is good, accept it. However, Islam has given the man authority as the head of the family, and he is expected to abide by the Quran and Sunnah and endeavour to ensure that his family do not violate Islamic norms of behavior. Therefore any man who wants to make a success of his marriage cannot go wrong if he takes as his model and example the practice of the blessed Prophet (saws). The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) said:"A man marries a woman for four reasons: for her property, for her rank, for her beauty, and for her religion (and character). So marry the one who is best in the religion and character and prosper". (Bukhari and Muslim) Men are the protectors and maintainers [qawwamun] of women, because Allah has given the one more [strength] than the other, and because they support them from their means. (Quran 4:34) And let not those who hoard up that which Allah hath bestowed upon them of his bounty think that it is better for them. Nay, it is worse for them. That which they hoard will be their collar on the Day of Resurrection. .. (Sura Ali Im ran, 3: 180) The husband must make all possible efforts to provide material comforts to his family, but if he is miserly not only does he fail to fulfill that which is obligatory on him but also becomes the target of those verses of the Holy Quran which condemn miserliness. The Quran says that the miserly person should not think that stinginess is a virtue, it is an undesirable trait. On the Day of Judgment, the money that he refused to spend due to his stinginess will be hung from his neck in the form of a heavy chain, and he will be brought to the Grounds of Reckoning in this shameful state!

The Prophet (SAW) said, "I am not leaving behind me a more harmful trial for men than women". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
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In-laws or Outlaws

"Allah commands justice, the doing of good and liberality to kith and kin, and He forbid all shameful deeds and injustice and rebellion; He instructs you that ye may receive admonition."
(Surah An-Nahl: Verse 90)

Almost every society especially the ones flourishing in subcontinent or the ones influenced by subcontinent culture is a huge victim of interference of both parents and in-laws in the affairs of children especially after their marriage. Parents should understand that Allah has bestowed upon them set of responsibilities towards their children and like versa. However it is evidently clear from Quran and Sunah that children are not the properties of their parents and vice versa and therefore no-one owns no one. Every time either party goes beyond their already set responsibilities or expectations injustice shall arise and chaos shall be inevitable/unavoidable. Surely in that case, involved party shall be answerable before Allah!!! Many divorces, too, take place between young couples because of parental interference. If we really want our children to flourish and progress, we should refrain from interfering in their affairs. We should not try to become uninvited judges of their problems. We find that this malaise practice is deeply rooted in our society. It has gone to such an extent that even the men of piety, even those who are regular in salah and even those who are understanding, intentionally or unintentionally, cause problems for their children by their interferences. Kindly find below refreshing take on certain aspects to help sort out this serious issue: 01. Love & Jealousy - One should learn to accept that different kind of love exists and each has its own capacity and its importance, eg. Childrens love to their parents, husbands love to his wife, brothers love to his sister and so on. Once either son or daughter gets married, mothers commonly feel jealous that their children love their spouse more than them. Kindly understand that the love of your children towards you is always there and could not be compared with their bond and commitment towards their spouses. 02. Confidence Be confident in your childrens love and do not suspect them just because they need to divide their time towards spouses after the marriage. Be sure to keep loving you them as before and let the children know of it. Always let them know that you are there for them no matter what for any guidance 03. Care Common issue relating to care and looking after parents after marriage is that parents often wrongfully blame their son in-law or daughter in-law for not taking care of them enough or at least thats how it is perceived ---this is mainly applicable to situations where daughter in laws are concerned. It should be very clear that it is mainly the duty of children themselves to fully accept and fulfill their responsibilities towards their own respectful parents. Majority of the times, parents either fail to realize or still in denial to accept that in many cases it is their own childrens negligence and only they are to be blamed---this applies mainly to cases where son responsibilities are concerned towards its own parents. 04. Consultation When one gets married, issues relating to spouses/marriage are bound to emergein which case one can always go to their parents or in-laws for guidance. Make sure that one should consult them and should not complain to them. If one comes across

as complaining to their in-laws about their daughter or son---it shall be taken negatively and shall always create a negative impression. 05. Advice for parents/in-laws- Remember always to advise your children rather than ordering them or imposing your suggestions on them. 06. Involvement of parents/in-laws Dont get involved in the details of your childrens marriage life-- let them explore and experience their lives on themselves. Let them handle things on their own unless they come to you for your help and advice! Remind yourself all the time, that when you got married you wished the same. 07. Gifts Often give gifts, small and immaterial it may seem, to your parents and in-laws as it has a magic effect. Love needs expression so such kind gestures show one's love and care to them. Always remember to be fair and just between parents and in-laws. 08. Forgiveness Whatever your parents or in-laws say or do--always be willing and ready to let issues go by. Allah loves those who forgive and forget and is considered one of the best attributes to have. Keeping in mind the Quranic verse where Allah says; ''and treat your parents with kindness; if either of them or both reach old age in your presence, do not say *Uff* to them and do not rebuff them, and speak to them with the utmost respect. And lower your wing humbly for them, with mercy, and pray, "My Lord! Have mercy on them both, the way they nursed me when I was young." (Qur'an 17:23-24) 09. Privacy of couples---Keep your family matters within the walls do not disclose them unless it is necessary. 10. In-law's respect and care for daughter-in-law - Let the daughter-in-laws know of your respect, care and love for them specially through your actions. Express her of your happiness and satisfaction upon her marriage to your son, and how wonderful of a wife she has been to him. If she happens to be a mother, tell her what a wonderful mother she is. No one ever gets tired of hearing sincere compliments. Do compliment her and say "JazakAllah" when "JazakAllah" is due instead of behaving as if a thoughtful gesture is a duty to her towards that needs to be obeyed. 11. Realizing that you are you and she is she- Your daughter-in-law will most likely do things differently than you. If it bothers you, just smile and bear it. Don't try to dictate how things should be done. In the end, the little details aren't important. Don't let them cause tension between you. 12. To Mother in-laws - You have seen each one of them grow from young ladies, to loving, caring women. Give them the same unconditional love that you give your sons. 13. To Mother in-laws - They were raised by families with different backgrounds than yours. They each have their own ways of doing things. They have learned a lot from you, and, hopefully, your relationship will get better with time." Needless to say, some of the comments above may be relevant to fathers-in-law as much as it is to mothers-in-laws. In order to sustain the key elements of a wonderful relationship with your daughter-in-law/ son-in-law a concerted EFFORT is to be made in establishing and maintaining it. Nonetheless, as this article has concentrated on the mother-in-law; it is not intended to portray a one sided

approach or to demonize them in anyway. To equally sustain and maintain this balance---it requires and needs the daughter-in-law/ son-in-law play their parts with similar awareness, respect, care and patience. As the clich' goes: "It takes two hands to clap". 14. Be a good wife and be a good husband that no one will ever criticize you. ( Nor can Goodness and Evil be equal. Repel [Evil] with what is better: then will he between whom and you was hatred become as it were your friend and intimate!And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint none but persons of the greatest good fortune.) (Qur'an 41:34-35)

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Those who repented to Allah SWT

This is an interesting account of a true story of Layla Al Helw, a Moroccan woman who had been afflicted by cancer, and the doctors were completely helpless to cure her. The best specialists of Europe had no hope for her recovery even Layla herself lost all hope but Allah Subhanuhu wa taala (SWT) had the solution. Sister Layla tells of her Imaan-boosting story in her own words as it is originally a translation from French, please do excuse any grammatical errors. Translated, edited and abridged from the book titled: Those who repented to Allah, written by: Ibrahim Abdullah Al Hazemy. Layla says: 9 years ago I found out that I have a very dangerous disease, cancer everyone here knows even the mention of this name is scary!.. My faith in Allah was very weak. I had completely drifted away from the remembrance of Allah SWT, and I used to think that ones beauty and health shall remain all her life I never ever thought I would be afflicted by a disease like cancer and so when I found out, it did shake me so strongly from the inside I thought of escaping but, where? Where in the world I can escape from this disease that is inside me wherever I go? I thought of committing suicide! But I was deeply in love with my husband and my children I did not think of Allahs punishment if I committed such a sin because, as I told you before, I was far away from remembering Allah.. It was of Allahs will that this disease was the reason for my guidance and the reason for guiding a lot of people as well.

I went to Belgium, and I visited many doctors there.. they told my husband that I first have to remove my breasts, then go on certain medication! I knew that such medication would make my hair fall and my eye lashes and brows to disappear.. it shall also grow a beard on my face and make the nails and teeth fall as well so I completely refused this solution.. I would rather die with my breasts, teeth and everything that Allah has created for me than to live without them, I said I asked the doctors to give me another medication course that is less effective.. and so they did. I went back to Morocco.. I used the medication course and it did not have any bad effects on my body which made me so happy.. I thought; maybe the doctors were wrong and I didnt have cancer However, after about six months, I started losing weight quickly, my colour started to change and I had a continuous pain.. My Moroccan doctor advised me to go back to Europe, and so I did. There, in Belgium, was the disaster!.. the doctors told my husband that the disease has spread all over my body, that the lungs were completely infected and that they now have no solution for my case they said: you better take your wife back to her country so that she dies there!.. My husband got shocked and instead of going back to Morocco, we went to France thinking that we might reach to a solution there But, we got in France, nothing more than what we achieved to in Belgium! Finally, we decided to enter the hospital to remove my breasts through a surgical therapy and go on the strong medication (the doctors prescribed before).. However. my husband thought of something that we had always forgot.. something that was always too far away from our thoughts, sadly.. God inspired my husband to take me to His holy house in Mecca.. maybe we can stand in front of Allah and ask Him to help us find away out of this problem We left Paris saying: Allaho Akbar, La Ilaha Illa Allah (Allah is the Greatest, No God but Allah) I was very happy because this was the first time for me to visit the Holy House of Allah and see the Kaaba.. I bought a copy of the Quran from Paris, I did not even have that with me before that! And we went to Mecca When I entered the holy mosque and first saw the Kaaba I cried a lot.. the sight, of the place of worship of the prophets of God, the Holy Mosque, the multitude of Muslims and Majesty, the Bounty and the sheer Splendour of my Lord, Allah! I was crying because I couldnt face all this, because I regretted all those past years I had spent without praying and seeking Allahs help I said: O Lord, the doctors were disabled to cure me (You) have the cure for every disease.. All the doors are locked in front of me.. I have nothing left to seek except Your door, so please.. please Lord, dont close Your door on me I kept on praying to Allah and making Duaa while I was going around the Kaaba.. I asked Him not to disappoint me or send me back with empty hands As I said before, I was completely ignorant regarding the religion of Allah, so I went to the scholars there and asked them to guide me to the little books and supplications that can be easy to read.. They advised me to read as much as I can from the Quran.. They have also advised me to make a lot of Tadhalloo from Zamzam water (Tadhalloo: is to drink a lot of water until the water reaches your ribs) They have also advised me to mention Allahs name a lot and make Salat on the prophet SAAWS.. In Allahs holy place I felt very peaceful and relieved.. I asked my husband to allow me to not go back to the hotel and stay in the Haram all the time (the holy mosque).. He gave me his permission to stay there.. In the holy mosque, there were some Egyptian and Turkish sisters beside me, who saw me crying a lot.. They asked me about the reason.. I told them that I came to the holy house of Allah and I never thought I would love it that much! I also told them that I have cancer.. They kept beside me all the time and did not leave me.. they also took the permission of their husbands to stay with me at the mosque During that time, we rarely slept.. we ate very little quantities of food.. but we drank a lot of Zamzam water.. And as the prophet SAAWS said, Zamzam water is for whatever you drink it for, If you drink it for the intention of being cured, Allah SWT shall cure you.. If you drink it because you are thirsty, Allah shall quench you out of thirst etc. and so we didnt feel hungry.. We kept on doing Tawaf (going around the Kaaba) continuously.. and read Quran a lot.. This was the way we were day and night. When I came to the holy house of God I was very thin, and the upper part of my body and my breasts were filled with swells, blood and pus This was because the cancer had completely spread all through the upper part of my chest so the sisters kept on begging me to wash the upper part of my body with Zamzam water.. but I was very afraid to even touch it.. I was afraid to remember my sickness, because then that sickness shall occupy my thoughts instead of remembering Allah and worshipping Him in complete submission. hence I was always washing my body without touching t he part affected by cancer..

On the fifth day, my friends insisted that I should go over my whole body with Zamzam water.. at the beginning I refused.. but I felt something forcing me to do it! I slowly started trying to go through the parts I always avoided, over my chest.. but I became frightened again then I felt this thing forcing me again.. I hesitated and on the third turn, I forced my hand to the upper part of my body and finally went over my breasts! Something unbelievable happened.. there were no swells.. no blood.. no pus!!! I couldnt believe what I felt.. I went over my breasts with my hand again, and it was true! Yes that was true!.. I shivered!! But I remembered that Allah SWT is capable of doing anything whatsoever. I asked one of my friends to touch my body with her hand and look for the swells.. she did! ..and they all automatically shouted: Allahu Akbar.. Allahu Akbar!! I ran to my husband in the hotel When I saw him, I tore my shirt up and said: look at Allahs Mercy! I told him of what happened and he couldnt believe it!!.. He cried and cried.. He said: Do you know that the doctors swore that you shall die within a period of three weeks only? .. I said: all fate is within the Hands and Will of Allah (Praised be He), no one knows what the future is holding for us except for Him SWT. We stayed in the holy house of Allah for one week, I thanked Him for His un-countable Graces.. Then we went to the prophets mosque in Medina.. then we travelled to France.. There, the doctors were confused and surprised.. they nearly become crazy!! Are you the same person?!, they asked me.. I was very proud to say: YESS!! .. and this is my husband.. we have returned to God.. and I now fear nothing but Allah SWT.. The fate is from Him SWT. They told me that mine is a very strange case.. they said they want to examine me again.. They did it again, and they found nothing! Before, I could hardly breath because of the swells.. but when I went to Allahs holy place and asked Him to cure me, the cancer has all gone I looked for the seerah (biography) of the Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) and his companions (may Allah be pleased with them).. I read them and I cried a lot.. I cried, as I was regretting all what I have missed in my past life.. I missed the love of Allah and His prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) I, a humble slave of My Lord, who should have Loved Allah with all my soul, had spent my love, for all these years, on meaningless things of this world. I cried for the time I have wasted away from Allah SWT, my Creator.. time which we should all spend worshipping Allah whilst loving Him truly, and loving the Messenger by following His Noble Example, his Sunnah and the Hadiths I ask Allah to forgive me, my husband and all Muslims and to accept me as His sincere worshipper.

And when My slaves ask you concerning Me, then I am indeed near. I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me. So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led right. (Quran 2:186)

When the REAL Volcano Blows

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Millions of passengers stranded across the globe, families desperate to return homethousands upon thousands of flights canceled causing chaos across the world.. Billions of dollars lost by the airline industry as airspace across Europe shut down.the economy, of not only a major continent, but the entire world affectedall in a matter of just a few days. Food supplies ran short as fresh produce rotted in cargo. Health officials issued warnings concerning public health, while experts worried about severe weather worldwide. And why? All because a volcano, only a mile and a half wide in size, somewhere way up north, let out its steam and ashes. Subhaan Allaah! Could you ever imagine that something like this, taking place thousands of miles away from your home, could actually disrupt your life and plans? Yet the ripple effect of its massive ash cloud reverberated worldwide and literally paralyzed man. All it took was one little puff.one blow..from a small volcano.out of the many, much bigger, and more powerful volcanoes that Allaah has created on this earth. And all this volcano is, is a trivial, trivial creation from among the creations of Allaah Subhaanahu wa Taala. And look how it affected man. Look how it affected his life. It left him powerless, weak and subjugated. So what will you do O man?, when the entire earth will shake and the skies will shatterwhen the stars will fall and the mountains will crumble? To whom will you run and where you will you hide? Doesnt this volcano and its ash make you think of Allaah.His Irresistible Power, His Invincible Might.His Authority and Command? Doesnt this show His Supreme, Unsurpassable Ability to do anything and everything, any which way He pleases? And all this is easy for Allaah. And if it wasnt for Allaah and His Immense, Overwhelming Mercy towards His slaves, He could have done this every day. Every single day, there could be volcanoes blowing ashes.or the earth trembling..or the sky falling on our head. Yet, it is He that placed mountains on the earth so that it wouldnt shake and made it stable and walkable and liveablefor us to flourish and farm and cultivate. And He made the sky a roof over our heads, a shade and a protection from the elements in space. Shouldnt we be thankful?

Alas! As Allaah says, we are ungrateful and thankless. We are so involved in our lives, its fun and enjoyment, so engrossed in all the blessings that we have around us, that we forget to thank the Lord of the blessings. We are so arrogant that we associate everything to our selves and our achievements and our power. We lose sight of the source of the blessings, the One who gave us the blessings in the first place. We forget that the best way to thank Allaah is to submit to Himto obey Him and worship him the way He deserves to be worshipped, without associating partners with Him Subhaanahu wa Taala. Not to disobey him and to follow the Sunnah that His Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa sallam) brought. Therefore, Allaah sends us remindersreminders, like ash from an insignificant volcano, that incapacitates and debilitates us, so that we

He (Allaah) has created the heavens without any pillars, that you see and has set on the earth firm mountains, lest it should shake with you. (Surah Luqman: 10) Say: Think! What if Allah should enshroud you in unceasing night till the Day of Resurrection, what god, other than Allah, shall bring you light! Will you not hear? (Surah al-Qasas:71-72)

may remember and reflectso that we may be thankful and submit to His Might and Power. So take lesson from these signs and reminders that your Lord sends to you and truly appreciate His innumerable blessings upon you and thank Him from the bottom of your heart. Realize the Ultimate, Supreme Greatness of your Lord and the fragility and insignificance of your own. Know that you are nothing but a speck of dust in front of the Mighty Plan of the Lord of the worlds and if He so wished, you would be annihilated in less than a second and there is nothing, absolutely nothing, you could do about it. When Ever he wish to do something. He says to it only: BE! and it is. [Noble Quran 3:47] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Do you hate someone?

Do you hate someone? Do you really hate someone? You havent spoken to him for a while? Youve been blaming him? Youre not the only one; the Muslim Ummah today is diseased with this to the extent that almost every Muslim knows another Muslim who he hates. The Ummah is like a building with the Muslims as its bricks, brotherhood is the cement. Without forgiveness you cannot have brotherhood. He wronged you. He deceived you. He backbited you. He lied to you. But even in these extreme situations the Quran and the Hadith teach us that we have to forgive others (especially those who hurt us the most) if we wish to earn the forgiveness of Allah on the day of judgement. We have all committed many sins, made many mistakes and no doubt we have wronged others, we have deceived others, we have backbited others and no doubt we have lied to others. So what makes us focus onto brothers and sisters errors while we remain unconscious of our own. Not to forgive is like to live in arrogance, and ignorance of our own shortcomings. Forgiveness is linked with piety and God-consciousness, is there anybody who is not without sin? Is there anybody who can be arrogant enough to say that he does not need to forgive? Do we not know that Allah forgives those who forgive others? Therefore, we should realise the difficulties of others and forgive them. Allah says in the Quran:

Be quick in the forgiveness from your Lord, and pardon (all) men for Allah loves those who do good.[Surah ali Imran; 3:133-134]
And we know that Allah Himself is Ar-Rahmaan (the Most Compassionate) and Ar-Raheem (the Most Merciful) and that His Mercy is infinite, and that no matter the sin (except shirk) Allah is always willing to answer the persons call for forgiveness. In fact Allah loves the tear drop that falls from the eye of one who sincerely seeks the forgiveness of his Lord

Whoever apologises to his brother and that apology is not accepted, then the person who refuses to accept the apology bears the sin of one who takes the property of another unjustly.
Some might say that to forgive is a sign of weakness and humiliation, and for them it is better to be strong and preserve their honor. But honor in the eyes of Allah lies in forgiveness.

But indeed if any shows patience and forgives that would truly be an exercise of courageous will and resolution in the conduct of affairs. (Qur'an 42:43)
If we are to be really strong then we have to be strong against Shaytaan and forgive our brothers and sisters, and in this way maybe Allah will decide insha-Allah to forgive ourselves for our many mistakes. so,Are You going to forgive someone ?????

We seek the forgiveness of Allah SWT for any mistakes and Allah knows best