Wheels of Life

Have you ever wondered how important wheels are in our lives ? Today, our world revolves on a invisible wheel too, one that is responsible for day and night. One that decides who gets good rain and who is blessed with sunshine.

Wheels wheels everywhere, always moving, always in motion, always reminding about the circle of  life.

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72 signs of Qayamat.

In my opinion, all those muslims who followed and practised Deen from the heart have really not much to loose due to the global recession, coz the root cause of all this is “Sood” ~ “Interest” And the Prophet sallahu alai hu wa salam had made it haram for all muslims in his last sermon. All those who have not plunged their wealth completly in rolling or Interest bound, have not been devastated by the recession. 

The following signs have been sighted 1400 years years back when people had not even heard of automobiles, buildings etc !! Amazing.

In my opinion, all those muslims who followed and practised Deen from the heart have really not much to loose due to the global recession, coz the root cause of all this is “Sood” ~ “Interest” And the Prophet sallahu alai hu wa salam had made it haram for all muslims in his last sermon. All those who have not plunged their wealth 

1.     People will leave prayer.

2.     People will usurp Ama’naat.

3.     Lying will become an Art.

4.     There will be murders on the slightest of disagreements

5.     Interest will become common.

6.     There will be very tall buildings

7      People will sell religion for the world.

8.     People will treat relatives badly

9      Justice will become a rarity

10    Lies will be considered truth

11.   Clothes will be of silk

12.   Persecution will become common

13.   Divorces will become common

14.   Sudden deaths will increase.

15.   The usurper of Ama’naat will be considered honest and honorable.

16.   The keeper of Ama’naat will be called an usurper of things given to him for safekeeping

17.   Liars will be thought of as honest

18.   Honest people will be thought of as liars

19.   False accusations will become the norm.

20.   It will be hot in spite of rain.

21.   Instead of wishing for children, people will pray that they not have children

22.   People from bad backgrounds and with bad upbringing will live a life of luxury (material, not peaceful).

23.   Good people, when they try to practice, will be cut off from the world

24.   Previously good people will also usurp Ama’naat.

25.   Leaders will become persecutors.

26.   Ulema and Qaris will commit adultery.

27.   People will wear clothes of animal skin.

28.   But their hearts will smell and will be dead.

29.   And will be bitter.

30.   Gold will become common.

31.   Demand for silver will increase.

32.   Sin will increase.

33.   Peace will become rare.

34.   Ayaats from the Quran will be decorated and calligraphy will become.

35.   Mosques will be decorated.

36.   And will have tall Minars.

37.   But hearts will be empty.

38.   Alcoholic drinks will be consumed.

39.   Punishments ordered by the Shariah will be revoked and will not longer be implemented.

40.   Women will order their mother around.

41.   People who are with naked feet, naked bodies and against religion will become kings.

42.   Women will trade along with men.

43.   Women will imitate men.

44.   Men will imitate women.

45.   People will swear by things other than Allah and the Quran.

46.   Even Muslims will be prepared to give false testimony, without being incited to it.

47.   Only people one knows will be greeted with the salaam.

48.   The knowledge of the Shariah will be used to earn worldly things.

49.   Acts, which earn the Akhirah, will be used to earn the world.

50.   Assets belonging to the nation will be considered and treated as personal treasures by the rulers.

51.   Ama’naat will be considered ones personal asset.

52.   Zakaat will be considered as a penalty.

53.   The lowest and the worst man in the nation will become its leader.

54.   People will not obey their fathers.

55.   And will mistreat their mothers.

56.   And will not hold back from harming their friends.

57.   And will obey their wives.

58.   And the voices of the men who commit adultery will be raised in mosques.

59.   Women who sing will be treated with great deference.

60.   Instruments of music will be kept with great care.

61.   Alcohol will be drunk on the highways.

62.   People will be proud of their acts of persecution.

63.   Justice will be sold in the courts.

64.   The number of men in the police force will increase.

65.   Instead of music, the Quran will be used to gain pleasure for its tune and style (qirat), not for what it preaches, its meaning or for rewards in the Akhirah.

66.   Animal fur will be used.

67.   The last of the Ummat will curse those before them (clearly seen today in people who call the Prophet’s companion’s names).

68.   Either Allah will send a Red Storm upon you.

69.   Or Earthquakes.

70.   Or your faces will be changed.

71.   Or a rain of rocks from the skies. Asteroids? Meteors.

72.   Lies will become a habit of the rulers and the rich.

 

The Prophet Muhammad Salallaho Alaihi Wa Alehi Wassallam also said:

1.     Alcohol will be called Sherbat and will be considered Halal.

2.     Interest will be called Trade and will be considered Halal.

3.     Brides will be called Gifts and will be considered Halal.

4.     Women will be naked in spite of wearing dresses.

This Hadith has baffled the Ulema for a very long time until now:

The three kind of naked women are:

1.     Those who wear see-through dresses.

2.     Those who wear tight dresses.

3.     Those whose dresses are so short and they expose the body.

          Women will have hair, like the hump of a camel. (This hadith too, bad baffled the Ulema for quite a long time till they saw current hairstyles. I believe it came into fashion about 5 years ago).

 

          Jihad is fast approaching every corner of the world. We have to reinforce our inner strength with the help of Allah s.w.t. by dzikr in abundance to always remember Allah s.w.t. to seek protection. Sincere in our action, salat, read Al Quran. These are the guiding principle of tabligh as practiced by our beloved Prophet Muhammad Salallaho Alaihi Wa Alehi Wassallam. Please spread the truth and Insha Allah our Muslim brothers and sisters are able to understand and practice the guiding principles, what ever way they can afford to uphold our believe of our Islam religion this world and hereafter.

Utilize Time Efficiently.

My dear friend Tahera sent me this email today and I felt it would be nice to share it with you’ll.  Time is probably the most important commodity that we have in our lives today and yet it is so easy to have it wasted on irrelevant  things. This small story is a reminder of how we idle around when we can use time productively for our  “Akhirat.” 

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Since last night my young son has been unwell. When I got back   from Work this evening I decided to take him to hospital despite my exhaustion.

There were many waiting; perhaps we will be delayed by more than an hour. I took my number and sat down in the waiting room. There were many faces, young and old, but all silent. Some brothers  made use of the many booklets available in the waiting room.  

Some of those waiting had their eyes closed, while others were looking around. Most were bored. Once in a while the long silence was broken by a nurse calling out a number. Happiness appears on the one whose turn it is, and he gets up quickly; then silence returns.

A young man grabbed my attention. He was reading a pocket-sized Qur`an continuously; not raising his head even once. At first I did not thi! nk much about him. However, after one hour of waiting my casual glances turned into a deep reflection about his lifestyle and how he utilizes his time.  One hour of life wasted! Instead of making benefit of that hour, it was just a boring wait. Then the call for prayer was made. We went to prayer in the hospital’s Masjid. I tried to pray close to the man who was reading the Qur’an earlier in the waiting room.  

After the prayer I walked with him. I informed him of how impressed I was of him and how he tries to benefit from his time. He told me that most of our time is wasted without any benefit. These are days that go from our lives without being conscious of them or regretting their waste. He said that he started carrying the pocket-sized Qur`an around when a friend encouraged him to make full use of his time. He told me that in the time other people waste he gets to read much more of the Qur`an than he gets to read either at home or in the masjid. Moreover, besides the reward of reading the Qur`an,&nb! sp;  this habit saves him from boredom and stress.  

He added that he has now been waiting for one and a half hours. Then he asked, when will you find one and a half hours to read the Qur`an? I reflected; How much time do we waste? How many moments of our lives pass by, and yet we do not account for how they passed by? Indeed, how many months pass by and we do not read the Qur`an? I came to respect my companion, and I discovered that I am to stand for account and that time is not in my hand;  
 so what am I waiting for?  


My thoughts were interrupted by the nurse calling out my number; I went to the doctor. But I want to achieve something now. After I left the hospital I quickly went to the bookshop and bought a pocket-sized Qur`an. I decided to be mindful of how I spend the time.
If this information is beneficial to you, then please do forward it to your friends and relatives.

Our Prophet (SAW) said; ‘Whoever guides or directs to good, then he   gets the same amount of blessing (reward) as the one who does it’
The Prophet (SAW) also said ‘Pass on knowledge from me even if it is only one verse’

Octomom, Fritzl .. what is the world coming to !

Octo Mom !

Octo Mom !

Ever so often, certain really really scary and abnormal headlines take the center space  of the tabloids and newspapers .. and one can only but wonder how something so absurd could happen ..  not that the newspapers report anything normal anyways, but these days I am really in shock  about certain issues :

One of the most horendous story’s I have briefly heard about is that of  the 73 year old Austrian father, Fritzl who had kept his daughter locked in the cellar for 24 years and had abused her for so many long years. It really makes me sick in the stomach to think of this man and the unfortunate girl, now 42.  Nothing could be as worse as her situation and to give birth to her father’s  children that too in the cellar !  He did not provide for any hot water, heating, no sunlight or air.  This is simply insane.  It is complete violation of a person’s worth. This poor lady is going to bear this  scar all her life,  or whatever is remaining of it.  One of the babies died at birth and he convieniently put the baby in a broiler !!!  I dont think this can be happening ~ He is a real life monster. He has got to have a demon inside him. I really cant imagine how she will ever come out of it !! It must be devastating for her, to say the least.

I read yesterday that the father admitted, he is guilty !! Dah !!! I mean, He is really a psychiatric deformed case but what was the mother doing all along ??  24 years is a long time and she gave birth to seven children during that time. It is unbelievable.  My heart goes out to this poor lady who has seen nothing but emotional and physical torment.  I understand, not every family can be normal and contain the minimum sanity but this really is beyond anything I have ever heard.

Having said that, Nadia Suleman is another weird case. She has 6 or 7 children by IVF then again goes in for IVF  ocuplets !! I mean what was she thinking ?? She is another mental sick case, she needs to be admitted to an institution. Those poor children ! She is not married, has no job, No money, mom’s house, where is stays with all her children,  is going to be evicted .!!!!!!!!!!!!  When do these people stop being so selfish ~ thinking only about themselves, greedy ~ wanting all this press coverage and self centered ~ why have so many children when you cant take care of any of them.  I really saddens me to think, how people manupulate organizations and media to gain mileage out of their situation. Again, I think, the children are the victims.  How is she going to care for the 2 or 3 autistic children in all these children. Its simply not possible.  But of course ~  help is at hand, all those charity organizations ! I mean, dont they realize this is exactly what she wanted in the first place ! why dont the social services do something about the children ??? I really wish something was done before she went for the IVF. The greedy doctor could have been stopped.

Children are a blessing, each one of them, they are to be nurtured with care and attention and love. Not merely raised like animals. How will she be able to feed them, educate them, cloth them, and even more importantly discipline them ?? Who is to blame ? Her mom, her dad, herself, or her doctor ???????? I think all of them hold equal responsibility for messing up so many tender and young lives, who dont even have a voice to speak for themselves. All this in the name of choices and rights !!  Shame.    

Do check this site for some very interesting views on Nadya’s story.

http://1pov.com/2009/02/13/100/

Discover yourself

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I have been with Facebook for the last year and a half, I confess I am a major addict ! Need to open fb and know who’s saying what about my pics or who’s feeling whatever. One thing peculiar I found here is strangely enough, most people, are almost always, trying to discover or rediscover themselves. Hence these quizes, what stone are you, what flower are you, what music are you, what !@!@# are you…………. If you go to the quiz section, you will be surprised by the types of quizes they have. But I think its becoz they have tapped  into human phsycology. Not only are we keen to know ourselves better but we also want someone or something to tell us that we “good”, “liked”, “Charming” or whatever positive adjective can be used there !

The other day, I posted Jeremy’s article which stated that people talk more on or to the computer than to people do to eachother.  I felt I needed to add to that.  Internet is a “mostly secure” world. A large proportion of the users dont leave their identity or contact details, they have an alias. Most of us dont even have our pics posted, for fear of being misused. In such a case, it is so easy to talk to people, pass comments on people, discuss problems without being judged, becoz your just a username. Thats who we become .. another username. A blog becomes our daily diary and we can pen  type all our feelings without the fear of being “Judged” We talk to the computer becoz unfriendly comments can be unapproved easily with/without confrontations, unlike how it happens in the real world. Internet has turned into a safe haven coz its a real world within an unreal world.

We yearn for  acceptance .. Theres plenty here. The ‘disapprovals’ go in the ” junk box “

Life is not like that. People we meet and are friends with are not like that. They may have something to say that does leave an impact on how or what we feel. We dont really have the option of sending it to the junk box. We learn to take it with a pinch of salt. AND THEN,,,, we write a long post about it on our blog. 

The Choice between career and family ..

Read this thought provoking article and felt I just had to share it with you’ll. 

The Choice
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EVERY moment in life, we are faced with a choice.

Which should command our preference–the demands of our job or the duties to our family?

If there is a board meeting today at the same hours that our son graduates from school, where should we go — to the boardroom or to the graduation ceremony?

If we have to make a very important presentation tomorrow, so as to advance our career, but our wife says she has to see the doctor on a suspicion of cancer, which appointment should we keep?

These are the daily battles of conscience we have to wage, trying to keep a balance between our responsibility to earn a living and our opportunity to live a life.  And our choices invariably reveal who we really are.   Our preferences indicate our true character.  Our priorities are the best indicators of our real identity.

What profits success?

I know that many of you out there would go for career on the pretension that after all, you are doing all these for the family.

Many of you, dear readers, would rather become outstanding employees, model personnel instead of being doting fathers or loving husbands.

Many of you would opt to perform exceedingly well in the office even if you work 12 to 16 hours a day, going home only to change clothes or catch a few hours of sleep.

But what for? At the end of the day, what have you accomplished?

What profits a highly successful professional or wealthy businessman if ultimately, he loses his family, wrecks his marriage or dishonors the name he will leave to his children?

What has a rich man accomplished if he has built a fortune and founded conglomerates of highly profitable companies and yet drives his own wife to vices or infidelity, his children to drugs and delinquency and himself to spiritual decay and total burnout?

What matters most?

Look around you. The evidence is overwhelming and irreversible.
Families are shattered.
Marriages are broken.
Lives are reduced to utter emptiness.

Even as man advances in wealth and success, he deteriorates on the basic standards of joy, peace and serenity. As we all compete and struggle for power and possessions, we often neglect what really matters most. In our insatiable mania for supremacy over the rest, we often forget the most important things in life.

I will respect your choice. But as for me, my priorities are clear. Between career and family, I will always go for family.

I can forego that board meeting and earn the ire of my boss or make a bad impression on my peers. But I shall not inflict a lifetime trauma on my son by sending him alone to graduate without his dad. I can forget that business presentation and lose a valued client or waste a career promotion, but I cannot
leave my wife alone in her moments of anxiety.

Meaningless?

Why should a well-known public figure commit suicide given all his fame and fortune? Can his wealth and wisdom compensate for ruptures in his relationships?

Why should a wife of a famous politician commit adultery with the family driver? Is it lust or vain fixation for the pleasures of the flesh? Or is it the pain of being neglected and ignored by the husband she used to adore?

Why should a son cut his wrist or a daughter drink poison despite all the luxuries and pleasures they are showered with?

Can money replace love?
Can pleasure take the place of affections?

In this age of top line technology and convenience gadgets, why are humans talking to computers rather than with each other?
Why are we retrenching people and replacing them with robots and machines?

Why have we lost the simple joys of nurturing relationships with bank tellers because we have replaced them with ATMs?

Why, with all our cells, e-mails, Internets, websites or the endemic texting, are we no longer communicating?
Why are family members no longer talking to each other?

The ultimate hell?

To succeed in career and fail in the family is, to me, the ultimate hell.

John Grisham, that famous author of legal fictions wrote “The Testament,” which tells of a highly successful industrialist who made billions of dollars but lost his family.

In the first 10 pages of the novel, he jumped to his death from his multi-story building in front of his self-centered children.
By his will, he disinherited all of them and bequeathed his entire estate to an illegitimate daughter who refused to accept it.

That is the ultimate irony; those who lusted for money lost it.
Those who were given all the money refused it.

In all his dozen masterpieces, Grisham tells us about the importance of family. “A Time to Kill” tells of a father who went to jail for killing his daughter’s rapists.

Indeed, we who are simple folks should learn from the mistakes of others. We should straighten our lives and put our priorities in order.

I don’t know about you.

But as for me and my house, our credo is: There is no success in a career that can make up for a failure in the family.

By Atty. Josepus Jeminiz

Get organized ~ Beat the clutter ~ A shed in need : a shed indeed.

Like I said earlier, this year has to be about setting right our priorties, getting organized, and working around it to achieve the goals  .. No not trying. Trying almost makes it sound like an excuse even before making the effort. So with the Study  ” a  l   m   o   s   t ” done with the new shelves and new paper holder shelves, Samie ordered for the new Larger shed from Interplast. Now not only is this larger, it is 10″ x 8″, it is far more expensive too, but the silver lining is that they aggreed to have it installed the very next day !!!!!! Wow, could’nt have asked for more better news. So the boys came on thursday and have done a pretty neat job. check it out :

Finally its here .. ..

Finally its here .. ..

For all those of you who think, the second shed could have been avoided, plz look further :

Tons of RC cars packed, stuff stuff and more stuff.

Tons of RC cars packed, stuff stuff and more stuff.

    

no derth of stuff in our courtyard !

Now you know why the 2nd shed was a"MUST"

In the making..

In the making..

 

Saturday night we started out with the spring cleaning. It seemed like it took forever, but after heaps and heaps of stuff had been disposed .. I actually felt so redeemed !!!!!!! It really felt good although I was bone tired. Sam did all the hard work while I just kept guiding him what to place where. It’s always fantastic team work between the both of us ..

Still we have a pile of toy boxes and cartons that need to be filtered before I pack some into the shed. Well thats for another week end or maybe even a week day. With that off our backs, we’ll now start re-organizing the furniture in the courtyard.

Both of us deserve a well earned pat on the back !