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Rumi -“A star”

“A star”

Please do not remove the logos To download the cards in original size and quality clic on “download” on the left near each card in the album – Feel free to use the cards and share with your friends – – Rumi is best known as a poet to the Western worl…d, but he was also a Sunni Muslim Islamic Jurist, a theologian and sufi mystic. His works were written 13th century ‘New Persian’. Persian was a language used by educated people all over the Middle East: from Spain to India. As such he was using the ‘English’ of the time. No wonder his works cross national and ethnic borders then. His popularity has ensured translations of his works into local languages all over the Muslim world: from Urdu and Bengali to Arabic and Turkish languages. In the past decades his popularity has spread to the West. Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi has influenced not only Persian literature, but that in many other Muslim cultures as well. Again: South Asia, Turkic languages, Arabic and the West. He’s sometimes even considered the most popular poet in America. Born in what’s now Tajikistan, then part of the Persian empire, in 1207. Rumi traveled the Persian world and ended up in what’s now Turkey where he passed on in 1273. His Mevlana Sufi order (famous for the whirling dervishes) is still strongest in Turkey. One of the reasons for his current popularity is that Rumi was tolerant of all religions, and stressed love and charity in his teachings. The ultimate goal of his Sufi mysticism was unity with the Beloved, Allah. See more
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Posted by on July 28, 2011 in Islam, Video

 

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Muslim woman avoids idle talk and idle deeds

Muslim woman avoids idle talk and idle deeds

Muslim women, who are sincerely devoted to Allah,organize their whole lives in accordance with the law Allah ordered in the Quran and they do this with a meticulous care. Therefore, like it does for all people, Islam brings honor, dignity and respect to the esteemed Muslim women, who truly live in the way Allah ordered, during their life both in this world and in the hereafter; and thus grants them with a superior morality. In our previous article, we made a detailed explanation upon this subject.

And in this article, we will continue to emphasize the features of Muslim women.Idle talk and wasting time with worthless deeds is a very common feature of females in the societies that do not practice Quranic Morality. Yet, Allah described the true believers in a Quran verse as the ones “who avoid vain talk”(Surah Al-Muminun,3). “Avoiding idle talk and vain deeds” is a significant feature of the true believers. The personality of a Muslim woman is much more different than all characteristic features of females who do not live in accordance with the Quranic Morality. She knows that Allah destined a short earthly life span for men and time is quickly being consumed. This short life span is all they have to attain Allah’s blessing, His will and His eternal paradise. Therefore, Muslim women act knowingly that any moment is very precious. They are aware that any moment they waste with a vain deed or an idle talk is a great loss, indeed – which may cause a feeling of regret in the Hereafter. Read the rest of this entry »
 
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Posted by on July 19, 2011 in Article

 

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My Forelock is in Your Hands

The Hadith:

The Prophet peace be upon him says: (O my God, I’m your servant son of your male servant and female servant, my forelock is in your hands, passing in me your rule, fair on me your judgment, I ask You by each name You called Yourself or You wrote in Your book or You taught to one of Your creatures or You hid for Yourself, to let the Quran be the spring of my heart and the light of my sight and the going of my sorrow) He said peace be upon him: (no one ever says these words when he is sad but God removes his sadness and replace it with happiness) So the people asked the Prophet do we have to learn these words? He replied 😦 yes, who heard them should learn them). [Narrated by Ibn Hibban in Al Raqaeq and by Imam Ahmed Bin Massoud]. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2011 in Islam

 

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