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Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

A man has just returned home, messed up, after hiding forever what was a total disgrace to him, no mercy for an innocent tiny heart, gasping for breath till it can gasp no more under all that soil he had just dug as she smiled and giggled thinking he was playing a game with her. Her crime? Being a female.

A woman in labour pain, after carrying her precious baby in her womb for 9 months, oh such anxiety adding to the pain, will it be a respected male, or a loathed female? Ya Rabbi, it is a girl! Oh no! How can I keep my baby alive? the only way now is to send her away to be cared for by someone else and to say my baby has died.

A bet has just been lost with no more wealth to pay for the losses. The solution? the wife will now be traded.
The parents of this child have passed on, let’s distribute the inheritance to this only child of their’s. Oh wait, it is a girl? Haha, we can get richer now! Not just the money but even she is ours now.
Those were days that just having the wrong identity was a nightmare to live through.
It is amidst this very same darkness that such light emerges, that spared no one around! Not the weak elderly or the helpless children, nor the orphans and even the ‘worthless in their sight’ women.

“..The best of you are the those who are best to their wives”,
“I and the one who takes care of two daughters until they reach maturity, will be like this on the day of Qiyaamah,’’ and he then joined his fingers together.
“One who sees to the needs of the widow and the needy is like a Mujahid in the path of Allah.”
“A man asked, ‘’O Rasulullah, who is most deserving of my kind companionship? He reolied, “Your mother”, (three times).”
..are words so foreign at the time, yet conveyed strongly and repeatedly in different ways and occasions, by a man so pure, a model of justness and kindess, Rahmatul lil ‘Aalameen- a mercy to the entire humanity, our beloved Prophet Muhammed SAW.
As we try to look at his Mubaarak excellent model, we can only cover a drop in the vast ocean in the numerous occasions of Rasulullah’s SAW most kind, caring and tolerant character with a gender which was so frowned upon.

Right down to a little girl who Rasulullah SAW once described as ‘the one he loves most’, when saying who he will hand over a necklace to, his beloved granddaughter, Umaamah R.A, the daughter of Zainub R.A, whom he calls and so gently places the necklaces around her neck. Not forgetting the times Rasulullah SAW, the leader of both worlds, would be leading the illustrious Sahabah R.A in salaah and yet on his Mubarak back sat his beloved granddaughter, little Umaamah R.A, as he read.

A man with the biggest responsibility anyone could ever have, that of conveying the guidance for humanity till Qiyaamah, who could have a more valid excuse for being busy, yet he has time to have races with his beloved wife , stand with her as she watches the abyssinians playing with their shields and spears, until she is fully satisfied , stopping an entire caravan among whom are most senior Sahabah R.A, for what reason? Because of a necklace of his blessed wife getting lost, and to appease her distress and allow time to search for it even though it was even in the middle of the desert.

“Glass vessels” is the most beautiful description that our beloved Rasulullah SAW so caringly chose when saying to the slave who sang his song, causing the camels to move faster, on which was Our beloved mothers, the blessed wives of Rasulullah SAW and the wives of the blessed Sahabah R.A.
“Becareful, Oh Anjashah! The camels you are driving are carrying glass vessels”, or as another narration has, “Be more gentle, Oh Anjashah; be careful of the glass vessels.”

Oh how extremely merciful was our beloved Prophet SAW. Never did he ever raise his hand on any woman, be it from his family or even a slave. But on the contrary he would even share in their chores, never considering it below his dignity.
Showing such love right upto even eating in the same utensil with his wives, and even eating from the same bone, and drinking from the same side of the cup that his wife drank from! When the Azwaje Mutahharaat was in menstruation, then too, Rasulullah SAW would embrace them

And love so loyal, that no matter how many years may have passed on, the support and help from his beloved Khadija R.A he never ever forgot, so much so that Ayesha R.A would begin to feel jealous, even though Khadija R.A was no longer among them. Loyalty extending so far that even to the relatives and friends of his beloved Khadija R.A was honour shown, gifts given and kind treatment carried out.

With his mammoth task, appeared many enemies too. Rasulullah SAW having to leave his home many times on many different occasions.
On one such occasion, it was a tough battle. Many enemies have been defeated. The blessed Prophet returns to his home city, and after visiting the house of Allah, to his beloved daughter Fathima R.A he goes, whom he would visit first, not just this time but after every return home. When she would visit him, he would stand up to kiss her and welcome her and make her sit next to him.(tirmidhi) and expressed such love for her saying, “Fathima is a part of me, whoever makes her angry, makes me angry.”

The love and kindness of Rasulullah SAW spread even to non family members, wether it be when the little slave girl would hold his Mubaarak hand, pulling him along with her wherever she wanted to go and the Merciful Prophet, our Rasulullah SAW following.
Or any women coming with any complaint or problem, not leaving except satisfied with the assistance of Rasulullah SAW.

Every action done for Rasulullah SAW, even by women never went unappreciated and the bravery of even women was acknowledged, like when Rasulullah SAW, talking about a Sahabiyyah R.A said, “Whenever I turned left or right on the day of the battle of Uhud, I always saw her (Umm ‘Ammarah) fighting in my defense.”. And commending her on her bravery as she urges her wounded son, after bandaging his wound, “Go and fight the people, my son till your last breath!”, the Prophet ﷺ says to her, “Who can endure what you can endure, Umm Ammarah!”.

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The Greatest Deception



The Greatest Deception

We came as economic migrants leaving behind our kith and kin, fertile soils, fresh air, the calling of the Adhan, the scent of the fire burning at dawn on the foothills of the mountains and the swirling of the river waters. We survived on meagre means, huddled together in 10’s and 20’s, one elder took care of the entire tribe, family with little means. The reliance, trust, emaan, faith, belief, hope, fear, love, care, need was solely attributed to our Creator, The Most Merciful, The Most Compassionate.

We buried our heads in the sand and the great deception began, whispers, whispers, and more whispers, he started his work and successfully did what he set out from the moment he was given time till the end of time to stir his whispers. What’s his end game? – to lead all those who deny the Creator to a blaze of torment and an eternal damnation.

We lost our identity, our language, our clothing, our food, our respect, our honour, our traditions, our philosophy. From meagre means to lavish, house, car, bank account, from 20 sharing, to only 2 sharing, from opening the door to those in need to slamming the door, from having deep embedded relationships to highly dysfunctional families, communities and bitter tastes in mouths that could not be satisfied.

Yet, the Creator is closer to his Creation for every breath that his Creation takes, but the Created forgot the Creator, at every junction, at every crossroad, at every point of no return, the Creator safe-guarded and protected those who turned to him and bowed in complete and utter submission.

Fajr – 20 to 30, Dhur – 30 to 40, Asr – 30 to 40, Magreb – 40 to 50, Isha – 30 to 40,
Jumah – 1000+

This is the greatest deception, mankind turned away from his Creator and became reliant upon the illusion of the world, yet the greatest command to be ever given was to Submit and bow our heads in humility.

With which face will we face our Creator on the day of Reckoning, with which face will we recognise our Holy and Blessed Prophet?

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The Meaning Of Waseela



The Meaning Of Waseela

I got goosebumps. Let me tell you about it…

3 days ago, a friend of mine told me that they are looking for someone to make the food and tea for 10 people in a factory. He told me that I know a lot of people and if any one of them was looking for a job, he asked me to forward him to them.
I just ignored it, I even thought why would I care to bother.

My daughter’s teacher just called. She told me “There’s a child that is an earthquake victim, they lost everything they had, the mother and her three children were left alone in a difficult situation, the woman’s family told her to give the children to the dormitory and come back, the woman can only make food and tea because her one arm was injured during the earthquake, you know a lot of people, keep that in mind.” I can’t describe the state of shock I felt at that moment…

We immediately organized a meeting and got the job done. My Allah will make me the intermediary for the sustenance of those 3 children…
Anyone who doubts His greatness will turn into a stone…

Abu Mas’ud ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amr Al-Ansari Al-Badri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Whoever guides someone to virtue will be rewarded equivalent to him who practices that good action”.




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