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Relevant Commands in Islam for Young People (and everyone)

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Sort of rebloging / copying from the original source with the purpose so as to remind my self and also for the benefit for the handful of wanderings souls who come to my humble blog 🙂

This is the best list of advice for everyone with reference Quran and Hadees .

The blogger is a real imam and gives the best Q/A advice to the ones who ask. His URL is a little peculiar but if you are curious you can find the thought behind it on the blog 🙂

Allah mujh samait  hum sab ko amal karne ki tofeeq de. Ameen.
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Stop talking trash about other people:

“O you who have attained to faith! Avoid most guesswork [about one another] – for, behold, some of [such] guesswork is [in itself] a sin; and do not spy upon one another, and neither allow yourselves to speak ill of one another behind your backs. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, you would loathe it! And be conscious of God. Verily, God is an acceptor of repentance, a dispenser of grace!” – The Holy Qur’an [49:12]

Stop saying you’ll do something, but not do it:

“Most loathsome is it in the sight of God that you say what you do not do!” – The Holy Qur’an [61:3]

Stop talking when you’re angry:

“When one of you is angry, he should be silent.” – The Prophet [Al-Adab Al-Mufrad]

Stop thinking that God won’t accept your repentence:

“Even if your sins reached up to the clouds in the sky, I would forgive you.”- Hadith Qudsi [Sunan al-Tirmdhi]

Stop pretending that God won’t forgive you from your sins so you don’t start fresh:

“Why would God cause you to suffer [for your past sins] if you are grateful and attain to belief – seeing that God is always responsive to gratitude, all-knowing?” – The Holy Qur’an [4:147]

Stop telling the other gender to lower their gaze, lower it yourself, that includes online:

“Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and to be mindful of their chastity: this will be most conducive to their purity – [and,] verily, God is aware of all that they do… And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and to be mindful of their chastity.” – The Holy Qur’an [24:30]

Stop being mean to those who have wronged you:

“Excellence is being kind to those who are evil to you.” – Prophet Eisa (Jesus) [Tafsir ibn Kathir]

Stop forgetting to pray to God when times are tough, here, Dua of Desperation:
رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنْزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ
Rabbi inni limaa anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqeer
[28:24]

Stop neglecting to put what you learn into practice:

“Who are the learned? Those who practice what they know.” – The Prophet [Bukhari]

Stop procrastinating and work hard:

“The believer dies with sweat on his brow.” – The Prophet [Tirmidhi]

Stop envying other people:

“Beware of envy, for envy consumes good works as fire consumes wood.” – The Prophet [Abu Dawud]

Stop chasing things that you know aren’t good for you:

“…it may well be that you hate a thing the while it is good for you, and it may well be that you love a thing the while it is bad for you: and God knows, whereas you do not know.” – The Holy Qur’an [2:216]

Stop forgetting that God is testing you with hardships:

“Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: ‘We believe,’ and will not be tested?” – The Holy Qur’an [29:2]

“And most certainly shall We try you by means of danger, and hunger, and loss of worldly goods, of lives and of [labour’s] fruits. But give glad tidings unto those who are patient in adversity -” – The Holy Qur’an [2:155]

Stop forgetting that God knows you can get through these hardships:

“God does not burden any human being with more than he is well able to bear” – The Holy Qur’an [2:286]

“God does not burden any human being with more than He has given him – [and it may well be that] God will grant, after hardship, ease.” – The Holy Qur’an [65:7]

“Seek closeness [to God] and be steadfast.. in all that afflicts the believer there is atonement, even a thorn that pricks him.” – The Prophet [Tirmidhi]

Stop taking your free time and health for granted:

“Two favors that many of the people squander are health and free time.” – The Prophet [Tirmidhi]

Stop fooling yourself into thinking that those sins you do lead to better things than what God can give:

“There is nothing that you leave out of God-consciousness [taqwa] except that God will compensate you with something better” – The Prophet [Ahmad]

Stop forgetting that God remembers those who do good:

“O son of Adam, I do not forget the person who disobeys Me, so how can I forget someone who obeys Me?” – Hadith Qudsi

Stop finding excuses to not give money in charity:

“A man said: ‘O Messenger of God, which kind of charity is best? He said: ‘Giving charity when you are in good health, and feeling stingy, hoping for a long life and fearing poverty.”’ [Nasa’i]

“[O believers,] never shall you attain to true piety unless you spend on others out of what you cherish yourselves;” – The Qur’an [3:92]

Stop waiting for God to make a change you need to make:

“Indeed, God will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” – The Holy Qur’an [13:11]

Stop forgetting to pray for your parents, here, the Dua for parents:

[rabbi irhamhuma kama rabbayanee sagheera] “My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small” [17:24]

Stop thinking that being young doesn’t matter, of the protected people on Youm Al-Qiyamah it includes:

“a youth who grew up with the worship of God” – The Prophet [Bukhari]

Stop pretending that wealth and worldly stuff is a reward from God, they’re tests:

“and know that your worldly goods and your children are but a trial and a temptation, and that with God there is a tremendous reward” [8:28]

Just remember: “The Prophet said, ‘My Lord says…if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.’” – [Bukhari]

 

 

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take… – George Carlin

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The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.


We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to (your parents and) your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.

– George Carlin

George Carlin’s wife died early in 2008 and George followed her, dying in July 2008. It is ironic George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s – could write something so very eloquent and so very appropriate.

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Tum meri Zindagi ki Aadat ho (تم میری زندگی کی عادت ہو)

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تم حقیقت نہیں ہو حسرت ہو

جو ملے خواب میں وہ دولت ہو

میں تمہارے ہی دم سے زندہ ہوں

مر ہی جاؤں جو تم سے فرصت ہو

تم ہو تو خوشبو کے خواب کی خوشبو

اور اتنی ہی بے مروت ہو

تم ہو پہلو میں پر قرار نہیں

یعنی ایسا ہے جیسے فرقت ہو

کس طرح چھوڑ دوں تمہیں جاناں

تم میری زندگی کی عادت ہو

کس لیے دیکھتی ہو آئینہ

تم تو خود سے بھی خوبصورت ہو

داستاں ختم ہونے والی ہے

تم میری آخری محبت ہو

جون ایلیا

 

 

Tum Haqiqat Nahi Ho Hasrat Ho

Jo Mile Khuwab Main Wo Daulat Ho

 

Mai Tumhare He Dum Se Zinda Hun

Mar He Jaaun Jo Tumse Fursat ho

 

Tum Ho To Khushboo Ke Khuwab Ki Khushboo

Aur Itni He Be.Muravat Ho

 

Tum Ho Pehlu Mai Per Qaraar Nahin

Yaani Aisa Hai Jaise Furqat Ho

 

Kis tarha Chhor Dun Tumhe Jaana

Tum Meri Zindagi Ki Aadat Ho

 

Kis Liye Dekhti Ho Aaina ?

Tum to Khud Se Bhe Khoobsurat Ho

 

Daastan Khatam Hone Wali Hai

Tum Meri Aakhri Mohabbat Ho

 

Jaun Elia

Tujhe bhula dia ! (تجھے بُھلا دیا)

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نینا لگیاں بارِشاں ۔ ۔ ۔ تے سُکھے سُکھے سپنے وی پِج گئے

نینا لگیاں بارِشاں ۔ ۔ ۔ رووے پلکاں دے کونے وِچ نیند میری

نینا لگیاں بارِشاں ۔ ۔ ۔ ہنجُو ڈگدے نے ، چوٹ لگے دِل تے

نینا لگیاں بارِشاں ۔ ۔ ۔ رُت بِرہا دے بدلاں دی چھا گئی

 

کالی کالی خالی راتوں سے ہونے لگی ۔ ۔ ۔ ہے دوستی

کھویا کھویا اِن راہوں میں اب میرا ۔ ۔ ۔ کچھ بھی نہیں ! ۔

ہر پل ، ہر لمحہ میں کیسے سہتا ہوں ؟

ہر پل ، ہر لمحہ میں خُود سے کہتا رہتا ہوں ۔ ۔

تجھے بُھلا دیا ! تجھے بھُلا دیا ! ۔

پھر کیوں تیری یادوں نے مجھے رُلا دیا ؟؟؟

 

تیری یادوں میں لکھے جو لفظ ۔ ۔ ۔ دیتے ہیں سُنائی ! ۔

بیتے لمحے پوچھتے ہیں ۔ ۔ ۔ کیوں ہوئے ایسے جدا ؟؟؟

کالی کالی خالی راتوں سے ہونے لگی ۔ ۔ ۔ ہے دوستی

کھویا کھویا اِن راہوں میں اب میرا ۔ ۔ ۔ کچھ بھی نہیں ! ۔

 

دو پل تجھ سے جُڑا تھا ! ۔

ایسے پھر رستہ مُڑا تھا، تجھ سے میں کھونے لگا

جُدا جیسے ہونے لگا، مجھ سے کچھ میرا

تُو ہی میرے لیئے اب کر دعا ! ۔

تُو ہی اس درد سے کر دے جُدا ! ۔

 

تیرا ہو کے تیرا جو میں نہ رہا ، میں یہ خود سے کہتا ہوں ۔ ۔ ۔

تجھے بُھلا دیا ! تجھے بھُلا دیا ! ۔

پھر کیوں تیری یادوں نے مجھے رُلا دیا ؟؟؟


naina Lagiya’n Barisha’n … tay sukke sukke sapne vi pijj gaye
naina Lagiya’n Barisha’n … rovay palka’n de Konay vich neend meri
naina Lagiya’n Barisha’n … hanju digday ne chot lagay Dil tay
naina Lagiya’n Barisha’n … rut birha di badla’n di chaa gayi

kaali kaali khaali raato’n se hone lagi … hai dosti
khoya khoya in raaho’n mein ab mera … kuch bhi nahi !
har pal her lamha, main kaise sehta hoon ?
har pal her lamha main khud se yeh kehta rehta hoon …
tujhe bhula diya ! Tujhe bhula diya!
phir kyun teri yaadon ne Mujhe rula diya ???

 

teri yaadon mein likhe jo lafz … dete hain sunaai
beete lamhe poochtay hain … kyun hue aise juda ??
kaali kaali khaali raato’n se hone lagi … hai dosti
khoya khoya in raaho’n mein ab mera … kuch bhi nahi !


do pal tujh se judda tha !
aise phir rasta muda tha , tujh se main khone laga
juda jaise hone lag mujh se kuch mera
tu hi mera liye ab kar dua!
tu hi is dard se kar de juda!

tera hoke tera jo main na raha, main yeh khud se kehta hoon …
tujhe bhula diya ! Tujhe bhula diya!
phir kyun teri yaadon ne Mujhe rula diya ???

I know everyone has heard this song may be a thousand times. But did I ever tell you that I just LOVE punjabi language .. and, naturally, this song had me at the very first sher !

Note: to best view the beautiful urdu in this post. Download and install Jameel Noori Kasheeda font.

Perception of Beauty

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In Washington DC, at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes.  During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.  After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing.  He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.

About 4 minutes later:

The violinist received his first dollar.  A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

At 6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

At 10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly.  The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time.  This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent – without exception – forced their children to move on quickly.

At 45 minutes:

The musician played continuously.  Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while.  About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace.  The man collected a total of $32.

After 1 hour:

He finished playing and silence took over.  No one noticed and no one applauded.  There was no recognition at all.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world.  He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a Stradivarius violin worth $3.5 million dollars.  Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.

This is a true story.  Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the DC Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.

This experiment raised several questions:

*In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?

*If so, do we stop to appreciate it?

*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . .

How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?