The Seed…

You should be sure that you are talented…

You should be sure that you are unique…

You were not created to resemble millions of people….

But you came to life for a holy mission to discover your own jewel and value it…

Every body should know that behind his /her ordinary appearance lies a seed….the seed of genius…

You should search for that seed and try to find it…

After that….every thing will be possible…

Dr. Mostafa Mahmoud…

🙂

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The Quotes of Ali…..

Ali Ibn Abi Talib is the cousin of prophet Mohammad( peace and blessings be upon him )..

Ali was also a son of law of prophet Mohammad..he was married to Fatimah..the daughter of prophet Mohammad.

Ali was the fourth leader of the Islamic Countries after prophet Mohammad…

Ali was a warrior…a wise man…a great man indeed…

Here is some of his quotes…

Ali was a school…a great school…

Enjoy…

Don’t talk about your power in front of weak.”- Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Don’t talk about the joys of your life in front of the sad ones.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Don’t talk about your freedom in front of the captivated.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“I was not created to be occupied by eating delicious foods like tied up cattle.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Don’t talk about your parents in front of the orphans, For their wounds cannot withstand more pain.” -Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Take your words into account as part of your action , and don’t say anything unless it is good.” – Hazrat Ali(RA)

“Anger begins with madness and ends with regret.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“The right of freedom of speech consists in speaking the truth.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“A true friend is one who upon seeing a fault gives you advice and who defends you in your absence.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA))

“There is no successful outcome in treating people unjustly.”- Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Be Respectful to women, for they are the mothers of mankind.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“A wise man first thinks and then speaks but a fool speaks first and then thinks.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Don’t disappoint the ones whose hopes lies in you.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Don’t feel ashamed when giving little for charity; that is because there is always goodness in giving no matter how little.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

Do not take someone’s silence as his pride, perhaps he is busy fighting with his self.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Good manners are your beauty.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Every man is attached to the one who resembles him. Every bird follows his own kind. Those of the same nature are inclined to each other. The good follow the good. The evil follow the evil.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Be the flower that gives its fragrance to even the hand that crushes it.”- Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Visit one another and discuss Hadiths; do not neglect it lest they disappear.”- Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“If Allah guides you to remember him it is sign that Allah loves you.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“The worst of our faults is our interest in other peoples faults.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“A fool will lose his peace running after wealth, a wise will give away his wealth for peace.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Never make a decision in anger and never make a promise in happiness.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

Someone asked Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA):
“what’s the difference between a sibling and a friend?”
He said:
“ a sibling is like gold and friend is like diamond.”
Then that person asked:
“why did you give more value to friend than a sibling?”
He said:
“If there occurs any crack in gold,
it may be repaired and reshaped to its original shape & texture.
Whereas if crack occurs in diamond,
it can never be repaired and reshaped.”
collected from [Beshak, Allah is the greatest]

“Company of good people yields in wisdom only. Because when wind passes through flowers, that becomes fragrance.”- Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Anybody looking for an evil (evil) example is like a fly that leaves all the beautiful things just sitting on the wound.”- Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“If a man steal bread for their hunger, instead of cutting the hands of thieves should be cut with hand of the king.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Must do their work who remember you only when they’re needed. Because they find light in the darkness. And that light is you.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Always learn to compromise, its way better to bow down sometimes than breaking off a relation forever.”- Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA))

“If You Want To Know Someone’s Character, Examine The Friends He Sits With.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Don’t speak wise in front of ignorant mentality, first he’ll debate then will become enemy by seeing his defeat.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Be enemy to the oppressors and a helper to the oppressed.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Be friends with the righteous and avoid the evil doers, stay away from the hypocrites and do not accompany the treacherous.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Never Trust on your Physical Strength and wealth, because illness and poverty will not take long time to come…” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)’s last words to his family…….
“My advice to you is that you should not consider anyone as a co-worker of the Allah, be firm in your belief that there is One and only One Allah. Never waste the knowledge given to you by the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and never give up and destroy his Sunnah. Always Keep these two pillars of Islam “monotheism and Sunnah of the Muhammad (Peace Be upon him)” aloft. If you act according to my advice then you cannot be blamed for damaging or destroying the religion.”

“An alert & learned man will take advice from any incident.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“No wealth like Education and no poverty like Ignorance.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“The wealth of a miser is as useless as a pebble.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“To fight against one’s desires is the greatest of all fights.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“The sum total of excellence is knowledge.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Wealth and greed are the roots of all evils.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Patience is the fruit of faith.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“The disease of the heart is worse than the disease of the body.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“No shelter is safe than piety.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Do not soil your conscience for anything but Janah.”- Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“A man’s worth depends upon the nobility of his aspirations.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Knowledge enlivens the soul.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Riches without faith are the greatest poverty.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Generosity hides shortcomings.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)”The wealth of a miser is as useless as a pebble.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib

“A man’s glory from his virtue is greater than the glory of his pedigree.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

“Hide the good you do & make known the good done to you.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

Peace 🙂

Who is Omar ? (2)…

Mahatma Gandhi said that if India finds a man like Omar ibn Khatab all the problems will be solved. Mahatma Gandhi once said “I can not give you the reference of Ram Chandar or Krishna, because they were not historical figures. I can not help it but to present to you the names of Abu Bakar and Omar Farooq. They were leaders of a vast Empire, yet they lived a life of austerity.”

In Arabic, caliph means “a successor to the prophet”. This is what leaders of the Islamic faith came to be called. Their rule is called a caliphate.

Map of caliphate

35 Inspirational Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (RA) Quotes On Success

Umar ibn Al-Khattab (RA) was one of the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs in history. He was a senior companion of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He succeeded Abu Bakr (RA) (632–634) as the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate on 23 August 634. He was an expert Muslim jurist known for his pious and just nature, which earned him the epithet Al-Farooq (the one who distinguishes – between right and wrong). May his quotes inspire you to be a good person and an individual of action.

1. “The best way to defeat someone is to beat him at politeness.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

2. “Do not grieve over what has passed unless it makes you work harder for what is about to come.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

3. “Whosoever shows you your faults is your friend. Thos that pay you lip service in praise are your executioners.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

4. “I have never regretted my silence, as for my speech I’ve regretted it many times .”

5. “The less attachment to the world. The easier your life.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

6. “Remind yourselves of God, for it is a cure. Do not remind yourselves of the people, for it is a disease.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

7. “A man should be like a child with his wife, but if she needs him, he should act like a man.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

8. “The most beloved of people to me is he that points out my flaws to me.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

9. “Learn the Arabic language; it will sharpen your wisdom.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

10. “Sit with those who love God, for that enlightens the mind.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

11. “Go easy on yourself, for the outcome of all affairs is determined by God’s decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

12. “Sit with those who have sinned and repented for they have the softest of hearts.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

13. “Learn dignity and tranquility.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

14. “No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

15. “Sometimes the people with the worst past, create the best future.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

16. “Get used to a rough life, for luxury does not last forever.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

17. “My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me and that what misses me was never meant for me.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

18. Patience is the healthiest ingredient of our life.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

19. “To be alone you avoid bad company. But to have a true friend is better than being alone.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

20. “Be dignified, honest, and truthful.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

21. “When one’s intention is sincere, God will suffice his needs, protect him, and guide him in his dealings with the people.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

22. “Let not your love become attachment, nor your hate become destruction.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

23. “To speak less is wisdom, to eat less is healthy, and to mingle less with the people is safe and serene.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

24. “He who wins through fraud is no winner.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

25. “The women are not a garment you wear and undress however you like. They are honored and have their rights.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

26. “God loves moderation and hates extravagance and excess.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

27. “He who does not live in the way of his beliefs starts to believe in the way he lives.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

28. “Doing good for a good done to you is simply repayment, whereas doing good for an evil done to you is a tremendous virtue.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

29. “Don’t forget your own self while preaching to others.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

30. “Acquire knowledge and teach it to people.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

31. “The wisest man is he who can account for his actions.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

32. “I wish you knew what I have in my heart for you, but there is no way for you to know except by my actions.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

33. “Do not put off today’s work for tomorrow.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

34. “Patience is a pillar of faith.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

35. “May God bless the man who says less and does more.” Umar ibn Al-Khattab

Omar’s Justice………..

One of the key qualities of ‘Umar ibn al Khattab which exemplified his character was social justice. For him, social justice meant redistribution of power and income in such a way that, when introduced at the lowest level, it spreads upward to all the reaches of society. He established the pillars of justice, Al Adl, The first social policy infrastructure is found in all of history to be set up by ‘Umar (radhiAllahu anhu). The concept of Bait ul maal was established by him (radhiAllahu anhu). He would roam the streets of medina at night to help his people. The foundation of child benefit or children allowance, meaning every child gets benefit every week to keep them afloat, followed by the west today was initially set by him.

One night ‘Umar went on his rounds as usual when he heard the voice of a baby crying. ‘Umar stood outside the house for some time, but when the baby did not stop crying he knocked at the door and was admitted inside the house. He saw that a woman held a small baby in her lap and the baby continued to cry. ‘Umar turned to the lady and said, “What sort of mother are you? The baby is crying, and you do not feed it with your milk!”

The woman said, “Go and ask ‘Umar as to what sort of Caliph he is! He has ordained that a child would not get a stipend until it was weaned. In order to secure the stipend for our child we are trying to wean it.”

‘Umar (radhiAllahu anhu) told the woman “Feed your baby with your milk, and rest assured you will get the stipend for your baby even though it is not weaned.”

The following day in Fajr Salah, ‘Umar cried so much that the Sahaba said we could not understand what he was reciting and after he had finished he passed orders that stipends would be allowed for children from their date of birth.

People came from faraway lands to seek the justice of ‘Umar (radhiAllahu anhu). Ibn Abd Al-Hakim reported: Anas, May Allah be pleased with him, said that a man from the people of Egypt came to ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab and said, “O leader of the believers, I seek refuge in you from injustice!” ‘Umar replied, “You have sought someone willing.” The man said, “I competed with the son of Amr ibn Al-‘As and I won, but he started striking me with a whip and saying: I am the son of the dignified!” Upon this, ‘Umar wrote to Amr ordering him to travel to him with his son. He came with his son and ‘Umar said, “Where is the Egyptian?” He gave him the whip and told him to strike the son of Amr. The man started striking him while ‘Umar was saying, “Strike the son of the illiterates!” Anas said, “By Allah, the man struck him and we loved his striking, and he did not stop until we wished he stopped.” Then ‘Umar said to the Egyptian, “Direct it to Amr.” The Egyptian said, “O leader of the believers, it was only his son who struck me and I have settled the score.” ‘Umar said to Amr, Since when did you enslave the people though they were born from their mothers in freedom?Amr said, “O leader of the believers, I did not know about this and he did not tell me.” (Ibn Abdil Hakam,Futuh Masr 290)

In 637 CE, Jerusalem offered a truce, provided that the Khalifa come himself from Medina to sign the treaty. ‘Umar (radhiAllahu anhu) set out for Jerusalem with a slave and a camel. No retinue accompanied the Caliph. The slave and he would take turns riding the camel and they also gave the camel time off from carrying either passenger. When they approached Jerusalem, ‘Umar (radhiAllahu anhu) was walking and had to cross through muddy ground, as a result of which his feet and clothes got mud on them. When ‘Umar (radhiAllahu anhu) entered Jerusalem, he was holding the rope of his camel leading it and his clothes were patched and muddy.

Abu Ubaidah (radhiAllahu anhu), the commander in chief of the Muslim army and himself a very pious man, suggested that he change his clothes so that the people of Jerusalem, accustomed to the pomp and grandeur of kings and emperors, were not dissuaded from handing the keys of Jerusalem over to him. ‘Umar (radhiAllahu anhu) hit him hard on the chest and reminded him that they had been a disgraced nation. What had brought them honour and elevated them was Islam; should they seek honor from anything else, they would surely be humiliated again.
“The only way for success is the way of the Holy Prophet” he said.
When the people of Jerusalem saw ‘Umar’s simplicity they started crying. Such was his sense of justice, He would sleep beneath a tree peacefully unguarded and it was only this quality which enabled him to do so.

In the year of Ar ramadah 18th year after hijrah, the year the Muslims were hit by famine, 60,000 refugees came to Medina and ‘Umar (radhiAllahu anhu) would himself carry oil and food to the people and whenever he would see that the people were deprived of something he would deprive himself of that as well, if they didn’t have meat he would deprive himself from meat if they didn’t have oil he would deprive himself from oil to the extent that the Sahaba feared he would die. He would say, “How can I be a shepherd when I am not struck with what my flock is struck with.”

Even before his death at the hands of the man Abu lulu al majoosi, he said some words to ‘Umar (radhiAllahu anhu) from which the caliph understood that he meant to kill him but he did not take action because it was against his sense of justice to punish a man just for his words.

Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal records a hadith narrated upon the authority of Sayyiduna Qabisah ibn Jaabir who said:

“I haven’t seen anyone more knowledgeable about the book of Allah and His religion, nor anyone more upholding of the limits imposed by Allah, nor anyone more feared and respected in the breasts of men than ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab.” [Fadail al-Sahaba, Vol. 1, Page 330, Hadith 472]

He was a just leader unparalleled by any other from the time he accepted Islam to his death. He was Al-Farooq.

Peace…..

Who is Omar ?

Well..

My blog is for teaching people about Islam ….

So I will make some posts God willing about The famouse characters in the Islamic history..

I will begin with Omar..

Who is Omar?

What did he present for humanity?

That will be my next post in sha Allah…

Have a great weekend 🙂

The sitting place of the sun…

Hawaiian Islands…the above image…

Those islands were recently discovered…but they were mentioned in the holy Quran which was revealed by Allah on the heart of prophet Mohammed since about 1440 years ago..

Mohammad did not compose Quran …it was revealed on him by God.

Allah says in Quran…Cave Chapter verse 86…

86.
Until, when he reached the setting place of the sun, he found it setting in a spring of black muddy (or hot) water. And he found near it a people. We (Allah) said (by inspiration): “O Dhul-Qarnain! Either you punish them, or treat them with kindness.”

When you look at the above image….you feel that the sun is going to fall inside the lava…but of course this is an image of the sunset at that place…a pretty image from afar…seem like the sun is going to fall inside the hot hole…amazing view…

Best wishes 🙂