What could be better than being a true slave of Allah? One whom Allah loves and forgives? Our goal in this life is to embody the characteristics of the people of Paradise and become true believers, and as the Noble Qur'an is our ultimate source of guidance; we must extract the invaluable lessons from it and take heed of Allah's reminders.
"Police say Angela Timmons, 54, who works at Virginia Colleges in Spartanburg County, texted her daughter just after 10 a.m. claiming she 'could hear gun shots being fired inside the school.' However, the daughter, April Timmons, who lives in New York couldn't get hold of her mom after receiving the message and, c-oncerned, the 34-year-old proceeded to call 911 to report the incident. Sheriff's deputies swarmed the college where they discovered that no shooting had occurred. Sheriff Chuck Wright told WPTV that he was expecting to find a serious situation as he approached the school. 'I'm thinking Columbine High School, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech,' he said. However, the daughter soon called back after receiving a second text from her mom explaining that it was a prank."
Some of what we do is greater than other things depending on where Allah made us excel. It is like a farmer who is producing exotic fruits and he has some trees which are special which he reserves for himself and does not take to the market while some are standard marketable produce and others are below par than what he would want to send to market. Allah grants us special blessings in some areas and makes us deficient in others.
Nobody has been safeguarded in history in the same way as Prophet Muhammad SAW. Nobody knows how Jesus Alayhi salam or Rama looked like. But ask a young Muslim schoolboy studying even in a Convent school run by Christian Missionaries, and he will tell you minute details about his Prophet SAW. Every act of his is kept alive in the memory of Muslims.
There are certain characteristics which we should embody in this world in order to belong to the category of 'the successful'. Why should we attain success? Can we be successful in this world and in the hereafter as well? Read this article to find out the characteristics needed to become one of "the successful".
In modern times we have become wonted to living on our own; as if God does not exist. Many of us feel that religion is no longer apposite, and that books of religious teachings have been replaced by modern books of science and progressive thinking. The Qur'an - Is it relevant today? Or has it gone into the oblivions of the past as have many other books.
The home must be a place of worship, a classroom, a place of taking care of the necessities of life, a place of close family relationships, a place for rest, a place for work, a place for drawing near to Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala even when no one else can see, a place of thinking, a place of upbringing steadfast and upright Muslim children. The home is the place we always return to in this world while the hereafter is the place we will certainly return to, after our death. Thus, it is a temporary resting place for us given as sustenance from AllahAllah Subhanahu-wa-Taala which we should use to prepare for the final resting place to come.