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how you are feelingA lot of people whom aren`t that into Islam, though are muslims, often make fun of others who are following the deen. I have experienced this myself. If you are the only one in your friends or acquaintances that read salah or have a beard and is trying to follow the sunnah, people will make fun of you. They will give comments about the other persons looks and make fun of them in front of others. Though deep down, i believe they actually want to be like them, but haven`t come as “far” as those muslims in practising their deen. So instead of encouraging them they belittle them.

I am thinking that these people should be a bit careful about how they look down on others that are practising the deen. If they by their remarks make someone un-motivated to do a good deed, they might be those people whom have managed to take someone off seerat-ul-mustaqim. So they will get a share in their bad deeds or the gunah for them stopping to practice something they did before.

Instead they should motivate and encourage others and look up to good muslims. Maybe in a few years they will be in that person’s place and someone else would look down on them. Lets stop the vicious circle. If you can`t encourage someone when they are doing something great at least don`t prevent them from doing something good.

A very nice hadith quote i like is “Wish for your fellow muslim what you wish for yourself”. Lets in sha Allah put that in practice 😉 When one is happy for others in their accomplishments, Allah will also give you like as much, if not even more.

What is important in life. It is not the fancy car which you have just bought it is more about your accomplishments in your deen. Have you started to read salah with khusho, Quran with translation, and improve your character by reading hadiths. Than that is where the eternal felicity is.

People that have to listen to other muslims remarks when they are practicing their deen, need to remember that hadith-quote, that Islam started as something strange and in the end it will become something for strangers (few will practice is as the sunnah is), so glad tidings to the strangers. Be proud of who you are (Muslims), where you have come from and all the Islamic heritage that we have gotten from our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) his Sunnah, the Quran and the sahaba and the righteous muslims that have lived.

Smiley, zip, stille, dont talk, dont laugh of othersThere are certain rules in Islam about Joking. Not all kinds of joking is allowed. Before I get into the rules I want to say that it doesn`t mean that one can`t have fun being a muslim. Of course one can, but without offending others, is a must.

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was very fun to be with. He was funny and entertaining, without hurting others. He was the perfect company one could have, subhan Allah. Once an old woman come to him and asked him if she as an old woman will get permission to enter jannah after she dies. The Prophet (pbuh) declined it, so the woman went away crying. When he sent someone after her to tell her that when she will enter jannah she will be young, not old. Subhan Allah. Lighthearted jokes with truthfulness.

If you look at media today. People aren`t aware of the rules of joking in Islam, and therefore can be very obnoxious when they joke. For instance in prime tv, Pakistani channel, they joke about homosexual people, about how they dress and makes jokes about them, when men wear women’s clothes and talks like women. The first thing is that no man can mimic or wear clothes of women, and no woman can mimic men or wear clothes or act like a man. People whom does this are cursed in Islam. It is not permissible.

Another thing is that it is not allowed to ridicule people just because they are different. That is done so much on and off media.

I am going to point out the rules of joking that I have collected from http://www.islamqa.com:

The question which is asked is; what are the rules of permissible joking?

Praise be to Allaah.
1 – It should not involve any element of making fun of Islam.

That is one of the things that nullify a person’s Islam. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“If you ask them (about this), they declare: ‘We were only talking idly and joking.’ Say: ‘Was it at Allaah, and His Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger that you were mocking?’

Make no excuse; you disbelieved after you had believed”

[al-Tawbah 9:65-66]

Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “Making fun of Allaah, His Signs and His Messenger is kufr (disbelief) and the one who does that disbelieves thereby after he had believed.”

The same applies to making fun of some Sunnahs, an action which is widespread, such as making fun of the beard and the hijaab, or of shortening one’s garment, etc.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen said in al-Majmoo’ al-Thameen, 1/63:
“The matters of Divine Lordship, Prophethood, Revelation and religion are sacred matters which are to be venerated. It is not permissible for anyone to show disrespect towards them, whether by mocking them to make others laugh or to poke fun at them. If anyone does that, he is a kaafir, because this is indicative of his disrespect towards Allaah and His Messengers, Books and Laws. Whoever does that has to repent to Allaah for what he has done, because that is a kind of hypocrisy. So he has to repent to Allaah, seek His forgiveness, mend his ways and develop fear of Allaah, veneration towards Him and love for Him in his heart. And Allaah is the Source of strength.

2 – The jokes should only be truthful.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Woe to the one who tells lies to make people laugh, woe to him.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood).

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, warning against this kind of behaviour which some jokers are accustomed to: “A man may say something to make his companions laugh, and he will fall into Hell as far as it is.” (Narrated by Ahmad).

3 – Not scaring people

Especially those who are very energetic or strong, or who are holding a weapon or a piece of iron, or who take advantage of the darkness and people’s weakness to use that as a means of scaring and alarming them. It was narrated that a sahabi said: “The companions of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said that they were travelling with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and a man among them fell asleep. Some of them got a rope and tied him up, and he got scared. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘It is not permissible for a Muslim to frighten another Muslim.’” (Narrated by Abu Dawood).

4 – Mocking people by winking behind their backs or making snide remarks

People vary in their ability to understand things and in their characters. Some weak people, those who like to make fun of others and wink behind their backs or make snide remarks, may find a person to be an object of fun for them and the butt of their jokes – Allaah forbid. Allaah has forbidden such behaviour in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):

“O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former. Nor let (some) women scoff at other women, it may be that the latter are better than the former. Nor defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. How bad is it to insult one’s brother after having Faith”

[al-Hujuraat 49:11]

Ibn Katheer said in his Tafseer: “What is meant here is looking down on them, belittling them or making fun of them. This is haraam and is counted as one of the characteristics of the hypocrites.”

Some people make fun of a person’s appearance, manner of walking or vehicle. But there is the fear that Allaah may requite the one who makes fun of others because of that. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “Do not express malicious joy towards your brother’s misfortune, for Allaah may have mercy on him and you may be stricken by the thing you made fun of.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi).

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) warned against mocking people and hurting their feelings, because that is the path that leads to hatred and grudges. He (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The Muslim is the brother of another Muslim, he does not wrong him, let him down or look down upon him. Taqwa (piety, awareness and fear of Allaah) is here” – and he pointed to his chest three times – “It is sufficient evil for a man to look down upon his Muslim brother. Every Muslim is sacred to another Muslim, his blood, his property and his honour.” (Narrated by Muslim)

5 – The jokes should not be excessive.

Some people joke too much and it becomes a habit for them. This is the opposite of the serious nature which is the characteristic of the believers. Joking is a break, a rest from ongoing seriousness and striving; it is a little relaxation for the soul. ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azeez (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “Fear joking, for it is folly and generates grudges.”

Imaam al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “The kind of joking which is forbidden is that which is excessive and persistent, for it leads to too much laughter and hardening of the heart, it distracts from remembrance of Allaah, and it often leads to hurt feelings, generates hatred and causes people to lose respect and dignity. But whoever is safe from such dangers, then that which the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to do is permissible for him.”

6 – Acknowledging people’s status

Some people may joke with everyone indiscriminately, but scholars and the elderly have rights, so you have to be aware of the character of the person with whom you are dealing. You should not joke with ignorant people, fools or people whom you do not know.

With regard to this matter, ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azeez said: “Fear joking, for it undermines chivalry and manliness.”

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqaas said: “Set a limit to your jokes, for going to extremes makes you lose respect and incites the foolish against you.”

7 – The amount of joking should be like the amount of salt in one’s food.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not laugh too much, for laughing too much deadens the heart.” (Saheeh al-Jaami’, 7312)

‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “Whoever laughs too much or jokes too much loses respect, and whoever persists in doing something will be known for it.”

So beware of joking, for it “causes a person to lose face after he was thought of as respectable, and it brings him humiliation after esteem.”

8 – It should not involve backbiting.

This is a foul sickness. Some people think that they can talk about others, and say that this is by way of joking, but it is included in the hadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), “[Backbiting is] your mentioning about your brother something that he dislikes.” (Narrated by Muslim)

9 – Choosing appropriate times for joking.

Such as when you are taking a trip in the countryside, or attending a party in the evening, or when meeting a friend, you may relax and enjoy some gentle anecdotes, nice stories or light jokes, in order to generate friendship and instill happiness in the heart; or when family problems are taking their toll and one of the spouses is angry, some gentle joking may relieve the tension and cheer people up.

O Muslim,

A man said  (may Allaah be pleased with him), “Joking is not right, it is to be denounced.” He replied, “Rather it is Sunnah, but only for those who know how to do it and do it at the appropriate time.”

Nowadays, although the ummah needs to increase the love between its individual members and to relieve itself of boredom, it has gone too far with regard to relaxation, laughter and jokes. This has become a habit which fills their gatherings and wastes their time, so their lives are wasted and their newspapers are filled with jokes and trivia.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If you knew what I know, you would laugh little and weep much.” In Fath al-Baari it says: “What is meant by knowledge here has to do with the might of Allaah and His vengeance upon those who disobey Him, and the terrors that occur at death, in the grave and on the Day of Resurrection).

Muslim men and women have to be inclined to choose righteous and serious friends in their lives, who will help them to make good use of their time and strive for the sake of Allaah with seriousness and steadfastness, good and righteous people whose example they can follow. Bilaal raa said: “I saw them [the Sahaabah] jokingly pretending to fight over some goods, and laughing with one another, but when night came they were like monks.”

Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) was asked, “Did the Companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) laugh?” He said, “Yes, and the faith in their hearts was like mountains.”

So you have to follow the example of such people, who were knights by day and monks (i.e., devoted worshippers) by night.

May Allaah keep us, you and our parents safe on the Day of the Greatest Terror, those to whom the call will go out on that great Day:

“Enter Paradise, no fear shall be on you, nor shall you grieve”

[al-A’raaf 7:49 – interpretation of the meaning]

May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad and all his family and companions.

Extract taken out from http://www.Islamqa.com

Loyalty is very important in every relation, be it husband and wife, family or others. One person who is not loyal to his/her beloved can`t be any marriage-material at all after my opinion. Loyalty is one of the foundations in a relationship. Like for instance if someone say something bad about your beloved, you back your beloved against that person. If you instead back up the “enemy”, how do you think your beloved would feel in such a circumstance. Not that loved, I would dare to say.

Or something like making fun of others. For one, I would like to say is that someone whom deliberately makes fun of others will have a lot of explaining to do to Allah on judgement day, for all the people he/she hurt. Another if someone makes fun of his/her loved ones in front of other, he/she is being rude and disrespectful and that should not be tolerated. For instance, We Muslims alhamdolillah love our Prophet (pbuh), so when someone makes fun of him making any cartoons just for fun, that is not ok with us. Most of us would want to protest against that and in some countries flags are burned, but mostly protests are held around the world. If you cannot be loyal you would have a difficulty being in relationship for a long time. So we should be careful how we interact with people. And we shouldn`t let our loved ones down. That can be terrible for the relation be it with anyone.

It could be that your loved ones are jealous of you, or that you have done something to hurt that person, so now he /she is taking back. In a civilized community I hope this wouldn`t happen, because they rather talk out their differences instead of any malicious act. Our Prophet (pbuh) would never ever approve of this and dislike it the most, as the character (subhanAllah) he has.

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My Prayer..

“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

Bukhari and Muslim

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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

Når du er forent med en
du elsker, er det ingenting
du ikke klarer :)

Gode ord skaper tillit.
Gode tanker skaper
Inderlighet. God
giverglede skaper
kjærlighet:)

Mood :)

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