Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Last Sermon / Last Prophet

After praising, and thanking God, Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Al'Mighty God be upon him) was quoted saying:


"O People, listen well to my words, for I do not know whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.

O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Treat others justly so that no one would be unjust to you. Remember that you will indeed meet your LORD, and that HE will indeed reckon your deeds. God has forbidden you to take usury (riba), therefore all riba obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital , however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer inequity. God has judged that there shall be no riba and that all the riba due to `Abbas ibn `Abd al Muttalib shall henceforth be waived. Every right arising out of homicide in pre-Islamic days is henceforth waived and the first such right that I waive is that arising from the murder of Rabi`ah ibn al Harith ibn `Abd al Muttalib.

 O Men, the Unbelievers indulge in tampering with the calendar in order to make permissible that which God forbade, and to forbid that which God has made permissible. With God the months are twelve in number. Four of them are sacred, three of these are successive and one occurs singly between the months of Jumada and Sha`ban. Beware of the devil, for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.

O People, it is true that you have certain rights over your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under God's trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Treat your women well and be kind to them, for they are your partners and committed helpers. It is your right and they do not make friends with anyone of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.

O People, listen to me in earnest, worship God (the One Creator of the universe), perform your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your financial obligation (zakah) of your wealth. Perform Hajj if you can afford to.All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves. Remember, one day you will appear before God (the Creator) and you will answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.

O People, no prophet or messenger will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefor, O People, and understand words which I convey to you. I am leaving you with the Book of God (the Qur'an) and my Sunnah (the life style and the behavioral mode of the Prophet), if you follow them you will never go astray.
All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness O God, that I have conveyed your message to your people.

Date delivered: 632 A.C., 9th day of Dhul al Hijjah, 10 A.H. in the 'Uranah valley of Mount Arafat.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Only God Will Judge Us


"Surely All Mighty God does not do injustice to the weight of an atom, and if it is a good deed He multiplies it and gives from Himself a great reward." Sura An-Nisa - The Women - verse 40

Belief in the Judgement day commonly referred to as al-Qiyamah (the Resurrection) is considered a basic tenet of faith by all Muslims. The trials associated with the Judgement day are detailed in both the Qur'an and reported sayings of Prophet Muhammad (May the Peace and blessings of Al'Mighty God be upon him) which are called  Hadith. Every human, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, is will be held accountable for their deeds and are believed to be judged by All Mighty God accordingly.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Wisdom Quotes

"The call has come for every individual in the present age to prepare himself and his surroundings for a new era, when man shall discover his soul in the spiritual unity of all human being" - Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Dhikr

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ
اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ
لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ


Bismillahi-r-Rahmani-r-Rahim
Qul Hu Allah Hu Ahad
Allah Hu Samad
Lam yalid wa lam yulad
Wa lam yakun lahu kufuwan Ahad 



In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
He is Allah, the One Reality 
Allah, the All-Encompassing.
No reality but Him, nor does He originate from another reality,
& nothing compares to Him, apart from Him nothing exists. 



Sura Ikhlas - The Verse of Sincerity, Transparency and Unity (Chapter 112 Of The Holy Quran).
Recite preferably before sunrise. The Prophet Muhammad declared to his beloved wife Aisha that the value of reciting three Sura Ikhlas (above) was equivalent to the power of reciting the entire Quran. 

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Sufi Mystics


Go sweep out the chamber of your heart.
Make it ready to be the dwelling place of the Beloved.
When you depart out,
He will enter it.
In you,
void of yourself,
will He display His beauties.
Shabistari, The Secret Rose Garden