I Believe

January 31, 2011 Leave a comment

… I Believe …
(An Inspirational Poem)
Author by: Unknown

I believe that nothing in life is unimportant

Every moment can be a beginning

And a time for decision,

Taken against the constant background of one’s faith

Each word and gesture – whether it comes from our

Strength or our weakness

May change the subsequent course of our life

And the lives of those around us.

 

An introduction to Tasawwuf

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

An introduction to Tasawwuf
(By: Syed Shabbir Ahmad Kaka Khel)

There are many misconceptions prevalent in our society about tasawwuf, however, due to its redundantness from our popular culture with the passage of time, the misconceptions about it have taken over its real concept thereby reducing its significance. In plain words, there are two types of deeds (aamals) including manifested (zahiri) as well as hidden (batini). Manifested are noticeable and includes Namaz, rooza, and zakat but hidden are rooh (spirit) related, known to person himself / herself and are observed by Allah Taala only. The beauty of manifested deeds is dependent on hidden deeds but hidden deeds (batani aamals) have their reflection in manifested deeds (zahiri aamals) and if hidden deeds (batini aamals) are not performed with true spirit, the manifested deeds (zahiri aamals) fail to achieve Allah Taala’s pleasure (endorsement). It can be inferred from the above narration that manifested deeds (zahiri aamals) are in fact dependent on hidden deeds (batini aamals) and thus training of one’s batin to enable it to draw desired results is utmost important. The training system to mould batin to act within the dictates of Shariah is called Tasawwuf. Tasawwuf could also be termed as Fiqa-ul-batin as fiqh is the branch of knowledge that interprets Islamic shariah.

WHAT IS TASAWWUF ?

 

Tasawwuf is the method of purifying heart. The evil present in Nafs not only endanger faith and deeds (actions) but some times even the life is culminated, and one does not feel satisfied leading to restlessness, depression and others dangerous states of mind. Every person encounters this whether he/she  educated or illiterate, and belongs to urban or rural area. It is just like in case of a disease. As every body needs treatment if he is physically ill , similarly one needs treatment if he/she is spiritually ill. The only difference is that with physical diseases, the life may in trouble and in pain or at the most one’s life may finish but spiritual disease pains both soul and body, leading to loss in both the lives. Hence, every one should  the basics of such a treatment that he should able to protect his/herself from spiritual evils and get spiritual health.

source: http://tazkia.org/

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Be Thankful

February 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Be Thankful (An Inspirational Poem)
Author by: Unknown

Be thankful that you don’t already
have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

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