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Whoever starts a good practice in Islam that is followed after he is gone, there will be written for him a reward like that of those who do it, without that detracting from their reward in the slightest. Whoever starts a bad practice in Islam that is followed after he is gone, there will be written for him a burden of sin like that of those who do it, without that detracting from their burden in the slightest. 

What is the American dream? What is America today? What makes an American an American? Mostly people talk about becoming famous. Rich. Live a luxurious life. Have everything you can have that money can buy. As many cars as you need. Become rich in a few months and not work for the rest of the life. How many of those who have become popular because of an art they know, have become more humble? When we hear about the life of the rich and famous, people admire them. What a life they have. Everyone around them are so gorgeous. What happens to a life, when they no longer experience any difficulty? Everything is easy, they can buy what they want, at any time? No restrictions? Allah takes away the joy and satisfaction? A rapper once said, I have everything I desire, still I have no peace. Maybe he lost what he needed the most to achieve peace. The love of Allah, and being obedient to Him.

How Is Life In Norway

What is the Norwegian dream? Back to basics. People travel almost every other weekend to the mountains, away from the city, where they can find peace. Go skiing. Simple life in a cottage. They only bring with them the essentials. They connect with the quietness of nature and the peace surrounding them. Away from turmoil, cars and traffic signals. They find themselves through the quietness. The humbleness that is seen is very beautiful. Before the world became a global unity. Life was easier. Most people weren`t so much aware of the right clothes. They spent more time on being the right person. The increase of media, has resulted in people becoming so aware of fashion, that it has lost it`s value. Now, it`s more about what you’re wearing than who you are? Is it the right brand? Norway has also been affected by this. Many people are trying to find the american dream in Norway. But that`s not typical norwegian. There was a time, when the leaders also lived a very ordinary life. A very norwegian simple life. The fear of terrorism has changed how we live. Many important people doesn`t leave their home with out people who protect them.

Simplicity

When we compare these two types of national dreams, what is the conclusion? We find peace where we find simplicity. Where there is less noise. Connect with oneself, and family. Away from gadgets, tv etc. Talking. Connecting with each other without distractions. The characteristics of a typical norwegian has some matters in common with typical muslims values. Finding tranquility, connecting with Allah. See His Beauty. How beautiful He has made Norway. It`s not only the mountains and the sea`s. If we look at the bunad. It is different from city to city. One matter it has in common, it shows the femininity of a woman, while the same time, a modest dress. This is the heritage of Norway. If we look at what american woman wants to wear, they are starving their body to fit into a dress that shows much skin. The national dress of Norway, is very expensive. Teenager are often gifted it from the family in their teens.

Beauty In Re-Use

The new thing now, is to own the most newest thing. New phone, new car, new design, new fashion. If it’s old it’s out. Many american magazines are influencing their readers into becoming more materialistic. When the phone breaks, we buy another of the newest designs. Many Norwegians are very sensitive about the environment. Not even that, they find pride in wearing their grandparents clothes from their younger years. A family can often re-use clothes in many generations, before their worn out. And they proudly say it to their friends, and do not hide it. Many still doesn’t care more about newest fashion and design, than something from their family. Often many designs do come back after several years. They also often find proudness in buying second-hand, clothing and furniture. Many people have made it their hobby, to go to such places and try to find some real antiques. Often do they get a great bargain. The money sent to help people, and they find one of a kind of something real ancient an awesome. They care for the history behind the ancient stuff.

Take Care Of Their Health

With eating fast food and less exercise, it is easy to gain weight. The majority of American has come into this vicious circle, where they make a little effort to keep their health. In general Norwegians are very active people. They like to keep themselves fit by being active in summer and winter sports. Not only with their school, but also with family, friends and free time. It is a part of their culture. Taking part in outdoor activities. Spending time camping. 

Norwegian Support Good Causes

Often when there is any kind of people who need help. They eagerly take part in collecting donations. In demonstrations against oppression, there are more Norwegian participants, than the ethnicity of the people they are fighting for. They care, they listen. Often supportive of the weak, the oppressed. They spend many hours daily and weekly for voluntary work for the less fortunate. The refugees. Those who live on the street. Finding missing people. They want to help the community. Give back of the goodness, they have. Many are doing much remarkable efforts. It is not about money. They genuinely care for the weak. It’s very inspiring. Even with family, children, and many of the same chores of other muslims, they still manage to take out time for the betterment of the community. 

They Earn Their Money

They earn their living. Many take education, and work to attain a meaningful living. After retirement, many help as volunteers helping children with their school work. They don’t see work as burdening. Good work ethics. Being active. Utilizing their skills. 

Your Voice Is Heard

The democratic system. Their open debate. Often amazes me. People can voice their opinions. They often have open debate about matters around social security. The good news is, people are heard. The bad news can be, that people (countries, groups) can harm them through the info they get via media. 

Norwegian Muslim?

There is much beauty in the Norwegian heritage and culture. There is much goodness in calling ourself Norwegian muslims. Proud of where we live. Thankfulness. Gratitude. Muslims come from many backgrounds, many ethnicities, many colors. One matter they have in common is their deen. We can still be good muslims and good Norwegian citizen, at the same time.

Ummah is dealing with low integrity, bad manners, bad niyah, wrong ikhlas, no ibaadah, no haya, openly sinning, leaving islam.

While the leaders are fighting about details of the 4 madhabs, that we disagree with each other about. 

The ummah, isn’t even following one matter of what the four madhabs agree about. And the leaders are afraid people are going astray. How will we be able to help the ummati from fighting another ummati, when the ummah’s leaders are fighting.

If our niyah is clean, and we want to help people to the righteous way, we have to find something that unites us. One person can’t do it alone. Those on the wrong path, will of course resist, coming on the straight path. Ya Allah guide and help the shephards to help and guide their flock, while also prevent their flock from wronging others. Aameen 

love for your brother islamIn Ramadan at the end of the day big aftari`s awaits us. Even though we have restricted ourself during the day, we have abundance of food, when it is time to open the fast. The fast gives us an idea of how it is for those individuals whom doesn`t have as much as us. How does it feel when you don`t have enough for the essentials? Muslims fast for one month, though because of poor conditions some people can`t eat for several month`s. Can we imagine to be fasting all day, but not have the minimum nourishing food to eat at the end of the day. Going day by day listening to kids when they complain that they have a stomach ache because they are too hungry. One thing is that oneself is suffering but when one sees these poor angels suffering, that is unbearable and hurts. It hurts for others but it hurts the most for their parents. Seeing one child suffering, without being able to take the suffering away, is indeed devastating.

 

We have a choice to refrain from food

Not everyone has that. In some countries there are people whom would want to have the minimum to survive and earn their own money, have a family and live in security with them but they aren`t able because of the situation there. Are we able to imagine when there is fight for the food that is given to some people and only those who are strong enough are able to get the survival kit of food for a week or so.

 

They Have The Abilities But Not The Support

Most people want to earn the halal way for their family`s to provide for them. Here in Norway there are a few people who dies out of hunger, because the country takes care of all of it`s citizens even for those whom can`t provide for themselves. Back home most of the population of Pakistan are young adults. They have the education, but because of the system, they are not able to get hired without anyone put in a good word for them. Even though they might have the abilities and great results from the university, most of them have to work in underpaid jobs. They have the potential but aren`t given the chances because they doesn`t have the means.

 

Tension Is Increasing

When the youth aren`t given enough chances to do good work according to their abilities of course a lot of tension erupts. Their opinions doesn`t matter and they are easily oppressed. If some people in such a country wants to live in a halal matter, it becomes quite difficult. Imagine being somewhere where you can`t get documents from an office because they are asking for bribes. Unless you don`t pay them money that will go into their own pockets, they won`t do your work. Because of the inflation, ordinary people can`t afford the bare minimum to have a nutritous meal. There is not enough security for the families that lives there. Innocent people are killed and innocent people are jailed because of some crime some others have done. The people are deprived from their basic needs to keep them oppressed and diverted from doing something about how the country is ruled and their money utilized. Because of the cancer in the system of the country and the governments lack of control over the situation or willingness to do anything, people`s difficulties are increasing. The youths displeasure is increasing. Nothing can be done without eliminating the corruption in the system.

 

maslows behovshierarkiThe Leaders Will Have A Tougher Questioning.

Because they are responsible for their people`s need. The population is oppressed by the government for the essential to live a good life, like food, clothing, house, electricity, fuel for vehicles, security to prevent them to climb to the fifth row, see picture. They are keeping the people suffering so they don`t fight against the government. This has been going on for years. Roti/kapda/makan. The leaders are not taking care of their people? There was a time in the  Khalifat of the hadrat Umar raa, when he used to go around at night to see if anyone was suffering under his leadership. When he was asked about it, he said that even if one dog goes to sleep hungry, I will be answerable to Allah about it. What will then happen to a leader where most of his people are suffering. Does this not scare them? Or do they not believe in the hereafter? We all are going to be questioned about our life. The leader has a responsibility not only for their own but also for their people, and their questioning is going to be far more harsh. One day we are all going to stand in front of our Creator. Before we even stand for election, ask yourself are you compassionate about the people you are going to lead. If you don`t have the motivation to help them or guide them to success and reduce their sufferings, the job was never made for you. When the leaders will be compassionate for their people, only then will people be satisfied with them. May Allah help the ummah and ease their sufferings. Aameen summa aameen.

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“O Allah, place light in my heart, and on my tongue light, and in my ears light and in my sight light, and above me light, and below me light, and to my right light, and to my left light, and before me light and behind me light. Place in my soul light. Magnify for me light, and amplify for me light. Make for me light and make me a light. O Allah, grant me light, and place light in my nerves, and in my body light and in my blood light and in my hair light and in my skin light.” Ameen

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Surah 105 Al Fil

Let not man be intoxicated with power, Or material resourses, They cannot defeat. The purpose of Allah. So Abrahah Ashram Found to his cost. His sacrilegious attack On the holy Fane of Allah brought about His own undoing:what seemed but frail Destroyed his mighty hosts in a day!

The foolproof tip of the day for everyone else!

USE YOUR OWN VOICE TO RAISE YOUR OPINION!

Nasiyat..

(",) My Mum always says that
you should marry someone
who loves you more than you
love him, because that man
would never ever make you cry
or be the reason that your
sheding tears. He would do
anything to always keep you
happy and satisfied (",)

Poetry

(“,) Your heart is mine and mine is yours, and so it`s been since I`ve known love`s true meaning itself, holding each others hand we stand together beneath the lovely sky, gazing towards the same destiny, just U and I (“,)

Naat/hamd-Quote of the moment :)

Saari duniya ke liye dard
se mahmor hain jo..
Ik faqat Rehmat-e-aalam
hi ka seena dekha..

Ye sab tumhara
karam hain Aka
ke baat ab tak
bani hoyi hain..

Ehsas dein toofik dein..
Phir jazbaen Siddiq dein..

Kya ye zarra likhein
Shaan Unki, jin pe
bejhein Salaam
khud Khudai..

Quote of the moment :)

Though we might sometimes
have to struggle through thick
or thin,We will receive each
other’s support to be there to
win..And we will blossom like
this through eternity..
InshaAllah
Ameen summa ameen

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