2012/11/14

Stressed out, depressed, annoyed or angry?

Don't listen to your own thoughts, i.e. don't obey your thoughts. Many of your thoughts are from your personal Shaytan and he only wants to lead you astray. Challenge every thought and say "Keep your mouth shut" to him sometimes.

2012/11/13

My travelmap with favourite places

I love to travel. This is my travelmap:



 
   

         
  1. Mecka, Saudiarabien

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  3. Disneyland Paris, Frankrike

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  5. Tönsberg, Norge

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  7. Tunis, Tunisien

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  9. Medina, Saudiarabien

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    • Skapa en egen resekarta.

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      2012/11/09

      Step 5 - The "field" of all possibilities - Accessible even if you don't know al-Wahhâb

      Step 5 - The Field of All Possibilities is always accessible even if you don't know al-Wahhâb, Allâh, who is The Most Liberal Bestower, The Great Giver, The Giver of Gifts.

      Today, we will delve into the field of all possibilities that reveals itself in the state of prayer. The unlimited power of al-Wahhâb is always available to you. Making intuitive choices, or asking for guidance in Istikhara is grounded in this unified field, and it will help you have your deepest desires, especially that of being forgiven.

      When going about your daily life, continue to cultivate stillness in your prayer whenever possible. Spend time in nature, absorb its beauty, and notice how its abundance is spread before you. Bask in the energy of beautiful recitation of the Qur'an; uplifting and inspirational stories; and optimistic, like-minded people. As you do this, you'll find the field of all possibilities will open wide to help your dreams, hopes, and desires come to fruition, because you know that He, Allâh, is al-Wahhâb.

      This name is used in the Qur'ân. For example, see 3:8



      With regard to mankind's role in giving, Abû Hâmid al-Ghazâlî notes that:

      Whoever bestows gifts with an eye to some interest to be realized by it sooner or later, be it appreciation, affection or release from blame, or or acquiring distinction of mention - he is neither a giver nor generous, but rather engaged in transaction and recompense. ... But the one who sacrifices all he owns, even his life, for the sake of God alone - such a one is worthy of being named giver and generous.
      Our centering thought for today is:

      "Today, I embrace my potential to be, do, and have whatever I can dream because I know al-Wahhâb who is the Most Liberal Bestower, The Great Giver, the Giver of Gifts, and the best gift is that of being forgiven"

      Today's invocation and its English essence are:


      My Lord, forgive me and my parents and whoever enters my house as a believer and the believing men and believing women. Noah: 28

      Until we meet in the unified field,

      Assalem aleikum

      2012/11/08

      Step 4 - The state of a mind, heart and soul that is close to al-Qoddos

      Step 4 - To know the One who is pure from any imperfection and clear from children and adversaries, Al-Qoddos

      In our time together today, we will explore the concept of pure consciousness, and get to know al-Qoddos, Allah. Pure consciousness, i.e. a state of a mind, heart and soul that is close to Allah, is that which reappears as we release the world of the physical, the world of thoughts, perceptions, beliefs, and feelings. We reach pure consciousness through the practice of meditation, dhikr and prayer.

      Once in a while, out of the fog of thoughts, a clear patch will emerge. If we are quiet, still and invocing Allah, we can get gloser to The One who is pure from any imperfection and clear from children and adversaries we encounter moments of pure silence. Through these gaps of stillness, we can glimpse the deepest level of the soul. Each glimpse increases our understanding, and eventually our consciousness becomes expanded. In this way, we transcend the three-dimensional world so to speak and slip into pure consciousness, Allah willing.

      The process of the purification of the soul should start with the purification of the body: It is essential to take shower, cleaning yourself with water before you enter the state of prayer. You must clean yourself with water also after relieving yourself, trimming your hair, brushing your teeth, cleaning your clothes, washing your face, hands and feet and so on.

      There are several hadiths about the purification of the body. It is essential as it is half of the religion. There is a whole book of Purification (Kitab al-Tahara) about this. The book of Tahara also tells you when and how often you should purify your body and clothes.

      It is also good to use some musk after taking a shower or washing your self, as the odour is essential for the well-being.

      Then we should start praying.

      According to the Sunnah, one should say, Allâhu Akbar" when commencing lifting from prostration and prolongs the same words till he has sat straight. One should say what the Prophet (PBUH) was reported to have said.

      Abu Hudhaifa, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that when the Prophet (PBUH) performed late-night optional prayer he recited the chapters of Al-Baqarah, al-Imran and an-Nisaa' and he would say between the two prostrations, "rabby eghfir li rabby eghfir li" (O my Lord! Forgive me, O my Lord! Forgive me.) He sat for a while that equaled the duration of his prostration.

      Our centering thought for today is:

      "From this moment forward, I repent and I accept and invite al-Bâsit, al-Qoddos, Allah and His unlimited abundance into my life"

      Today's invocation and its English essence are:

      Allaho Akbar, Allaho al-Akbar and Rabby eghfir li, Rabby eghfir li

      God is Greater or God is the Greatest O my Lord! Forgive me. O my Lord! Forgive me.

      I look forward to our time in the stillness.

      2012/11/07

      Step 3 - Mind, matter and Spirit

      Step 3 - Mind, matter and Spirit


      If you know how to invoke Allâh the right way, you can have your share of all the abundance He has created. He is al-Bâsit. In today's meditation (i.e. reflection without interruption), supplications and prayers, we'll continue our first steps on our journey into the abundant life.

      The word "abundance" can mean different things to different people. For instance, one person may consider amassing great wealth as living an abundant life. Another may define abundance in spiritual terms—to be, do, and have a life filled with love, joy, harmony, peace, health, and vitality. Throughout our time together, we'll explore what abundance is at its core, how we can prepare ourselves to receive more of all good things, and how we can transform any limiting beliefs we may have held up until now.

      Allâh is The Unfolder, The Expander, The Releaser
      Allâh is the One who makes ample and plentiful all that is needed. The One who expands and amplifies all abundance. He is the One who makes the way wide and open. The One who stretches out a helping hand to mankind. The One whose open hand releases joy, comfort and abundance. He is the One who infuses the soul into body. The One who has filled the heart with spiritual abundance. The One whose glory and abundance fill and expand the heart. 

      Allâh is Al-Azeem (The Magnificent)
      Anas said the Prophet (PBUH) said, "He who sees something and admires it, he should say, "ma shaal lâh la qowwata illa billah" (What Allâh wills occurs. There is no power but through Allâh.) For these words prevent  the influence of the evil eye." (narrated by Ibnus-Sunni)

      Sahl Ibn Hanif reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, "When one of you sees something he admires best in himself or property, he should invoke Allâhs blessings upon it (that is to say, Allâhumma barik lanâ fihi, O Allâh! Confer blessings upon it.)This is because the influence of an evil eye is true." (narrated by Ibnus-Sunni)

      Sa'id Ibn HAkim said, "When the Prophet feared that his eye might influence something, he would say these words, "Allâhumma bârik fihi wa la tadurruh" (O Alllâh! Bless it for us and protect it against damage." (narrated by Ibnus-Sunni)

      Imam Abu Muhammad Husain the judge said, "One of the Prophets looked at his people one day and wondered at their large number and admired them so much. In a short while seventy thousand people died. Thereupon Allâh revealed to him that he envied them and if he safeguarded them, they would not perish. The Prophet asked, "How can I protect them?" Allâh revealed to him that he should say, "hassantukum bilhayy alqayyoum alladhi lâ yamoutu abadan wa dafa'ta 'ankum assou'a bilâ hawlin wa lâ quwwata ellâ billâ al'aleyy al'azeem." (I protect you with Allâh, the Living and the Everlasting. I seek your being protected against evil through my words, 'there is no power or ability but through the assistance of Allâh, the Supreme and the Greatest.)

      Aesha said, "Allâh's Prophet (PBUH) used to say whenever he saw something he like, "alhamdu lillahi bi ne'amatihi tatemmu assalihat" (Praise is due to Allâh owing to whose munificence and grace that good deeds are accomplished.) If he disklike what he saw, he would say, "alhamdu lillahi 'ala kulli hâl (Praise is due to Allâh in all circumstances.)

      Ibn 'Abbas reported Allâh's Prophet (PBUH) as saying , "The Influence of an evil eye is true, and if anything else would precede the destiny, it would be the influence of an evil eye, and when you are asked to take bath (as a cure) from the influence of an evil eye, you should take bath." (narrated by Muslim)

      Our centering thought for today is:

      “Today, I focus on what I want to attract into my life and I say, Allâhumma barik lanâ fihi, O Allâh! Confer blessings upon it  and Allâhumma bârik fihi wa la tadurruh, O Alllâh! Bless it for us and protect it against damage”

      Today's invocation is::

       "Alhamdu lillahi bi ne'amatihi tatemmu assalihat" 

      and its English essence are

      Praise is due to Allâh owing to whose munificence and grace that good deeds are accomplished.

      This is to be said regularly  as soon as you think of something you like, if you want anything which is good for you and avoid things and be protected against which are not good for you.

      Four questions you ask yourself every day.

      One of the biggest issues for many people is to get rid of these questions that they pose themselves everyday. 

      The first question is What's wrong with me? 
      The second is What's going to happen?
      The third question is How will I ever get out of this?
      The fourth question is Where will the money come from?

      The biggest mistake one does everyday is to think that your thoughts are either yours or that they are your enemy.  The truth is that it is neither. One of the biggest issues for every man and woman is to get rid of the bad thoughts that lead you astray. We obsess and worry. We are haunted by everything that we don't want to think about. This is because your enemy is always close to you, always, except if you read the Qur'an or mention Allah's name. He knows everything that makes you feel afraid, sad, melancholic, angry, passive, ignorant. He knows you better than you do yourself, because it is his work to know you. It is not Allâh that I am talking about, but your Shaytan, the one and only that accompany you even during Ramadan, when all the others are chained. 

      So to get some peace of mind you have to say Allah's name repeatedly, because the second you stop, he will return. Everyday suffering is largely mental and this must stop. 

      So, 

      1. "What's wrong with you?"
      2. "What's going to happen?"
      3. "How will you ever get out of this?"
      4. "Where will the money come from?"

      Making these thoughts go away is extremely difficult, but it is not possible.

      Step 1. Replace these thoughts with the every verse you know from the Qur'an. If you only know Al-Fatiha, that is sufficient. Repeat it all the time from you wake up until you lay down in your bed. If you feel something, remind yourself that these feelings are from Shaytan and probably you will notice that you have stopped reciting the Qur'an. 

      Step 2. Know the source of these questions and try to answer them. Your thoughts are persistent and can not be resolved themselves. Normally, the solutions you try to find don't work either. You ignore the nagging questions—a form of denial—or you reassure yourself that there is nothing actually wrong, which, ironically, only stokes the worry and doubt. Another tactic? We try to offset our anxiety by proving our worth through the pursuit of money, power and accomplishment. This can result in riches and success, but it doesn't put end to the fear or the idea that the future holds something dreadful and unknown. 

      It's necessary to try a new way, one that allows our mind tio be our friend and not our enemy. To do that, we have to move from the level of the problem to the level of the solution. The first step is to take an honest look at what the four questions are doing to you and where they come from.

      "What's wrong with me?"
      This question is important to ask yourself, every day. Life is about improving your faith, purify your heart and mind. But if you listen to your personal Shaytan  that knows you better than yourself, he will push the buttons and increase all the things you hate, just to make you feel bad, or to make you forget or just to be ignorant. He uses your personal insecurity, self-doubt, and judgment against yourself. 
      When people wrestle with self-doubt, they generally get stuck saying opposite things to themselves: "There's nothing wrong with me" one day and "I'm a mess. Everything is wrong with me" the next, as circumstances swing from good to bad. Neither extreme is true, but that's not the point. The false answer becomes a ritual, a fixed response that gets nowhere. Other ritualistic thoughts would include "I keep doing this to myself," "I'm stupid," "I'm all alone," "I never get a break" and so on. These ritualistic thoughts are from Shaytan. He is like a radio in your head that talks to you. It is like a whisper. It is not only your own thoughts, but only one whisper from him and your own thoughts will repeat his words, if you don't stop it, with recitation from the Qur'an or just saying Allâhs name over and over again. The moment you stop, he will be back.

      The answer to the rest of the questions are: Qur'an and Allâh. The answer for the second question is in the Qur'an, your future is that which will begin after death. So read the Qur'an and the hadiths that will tell you more about it. For the remaining questions: It is Allâh who will get you out of your current situation, because every situation is a test and he wants you test your behaviour in the situation your are in currently. It is Allâh who will give you sustenance and money, that is the answer to the fourth question.

      Step 2 - The source of all Abundance - al-Bâsit

      Step 2 - The Source of all Abundance

      The Source of all Abundance is Allâh - al-Bâsit. 
      Yes, it is Allah who creates abundance. 

      The term Bâsit includes a powerful and majestic sense of infusing into something a gift which will grow and flourish in great abundance.

      If you know how to invoke Allâh the right way, you can have your share of all the abundance He has created. In today's meditation (i.e. reflection without interruption), supplications and prayers, we'll continue our first steps on our journey into the abundant life.

      The word "abundance" can mean different things to different people. For instance, one person may consider amassing great wealth as living an abundant life. Another may define abundance in spiritual terms—to be, do, and have a life filled with love, joy, harmony, peace, health, and vitality. Throughout our time together, we'll explore what abundance is at its core, how we can prepare ourselves to receive more of all good things, and how we can transform any limiting beliefs we may have held up until now.

      Allâh is The Unfolder, The Expander, The Releaser
      Allâh is the One who makes ample and plentiful all that is needed. The One who expands and amplifies all abundance. He is the One who makes the way wide and open. The One who stretches out a helping hand to mankind. The One whose open hand releases joy, comfort and abundance. He is the One who infuses the soul into body. The One who has filled the heart with spiritual abundance. The One whose glory and abundance fill and expand the heart. 

      'Abdullah Ibn Abu Awfa said, "Allâh's Prophet (PBUH) said, "He who begs Allâh for some need or asks someone else for a thing should perform ablution properly, offer two rak'as of prayer, glorify Allâh and invoke Allâh's blessing upon the Prophet (PBUH) then say, "la elaha ella Allâhu alhaleem alkareem subhana Allâhi rabbil 'arsh al'azeem alhamdu lillahi rabbil 'alameen asaluka mojibati rahmatik wa 'azaema maghfiratik wal ghaneemah min kulli birr wawwalamah min kulli ethm la tada' li dhanban ella ghafartah wa la hamman ella farrgtah wa la hajatan heya laka redan ella qadaitaha ya arhamar rahimin" (There is no god but Alâh, the Forbearing and the Munificent. Glory be to Allâh, the Lord of the Grand Throne. Praise is due to Allâh, the Lord of all worlds. I plead with You for Your mercy and forgiveness. Make me gain benefit from good deeds andmake me safe from sins. Forgive all my sins. Drive away my worries and trouble. Help me satisfy my need that pleases You, the All-Merciful.) One can also say, "O All! Grant us a good recompense in this world and a good reward in the Hereafter and protect us against the torment of Hell."

      Our centering thought for today is:

      “It is Allâh who is the infinite source of abundance and  it is He who creates my personal abundance.”

      Today's invocation and its English essence are:

      "O Allâh! Grant us a good recompense in this world and a good reward in the Hereafter and protect us against the torment of Hell" 

      This is to be said during prayer of need or if you want abundance of anything which is good for you.

      Step 1 - The reality of Abundance

      Step 1 - The Reality of Abundance

      How do be create abundance? Can we create abundance? Isn't that what Allah does? Yes, it is Allah who creates abundance. But, if you know how to invoke Allâh the right way, you can have your share of all the abundance He has created. 

      In today's meditation (i.e. reflection without interruption), supplications and prayers, we'll take our first steps on our journey into the abundant life. 

      The word "abundance" can mean different things to different people. For instance, one person may consider amassing great wealth as living an abundant life. Another may define abundance in spiritual terms—to be, do, and have a life filled with love, joy, harmony, peace, health, and vitality. Throughout our time together, we'll explore what abundance is at its core, how we can prepare ourselves to receive more of all good things, and how we can transform any limiting beliefs we may have held up until now.

      Ibn 'Omar said, "I heard Allâh's Prophet (PBUH) say, "There were three men who lived before you and set out on a journey. During their journey they had to spend the night in a cave. They entered it and immediately a huge rock fell off the mountain and obstructed the entrance of the cave. Thereupon they said to each other. "The only thing that can rid us of this rock is to supplicate Allâh through our good deeds." One of them said imploringly, "O Allâh! My parents were aged and I took care of them generously and sincerely." After they all invoked Allâh through their best deeds, each one of them said, "O Allâh! If you know that I did that for Your sake, then relieve us of this situation." Indeed, the rock began to be gradually displaced till it had been fully dislogded at the invocation of the third man. Finally they got out of the cave and proceeded with their journey." (narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim)

      So, invoke Allâh through your good deeds and think about them and use them, to gain abundance.

      Our centering thought for today is:

      "Today, I behold all the abundance that surrounds me. Thanks to Allâh"

      Today's invocation and its English essence are:

      "The doers of good are blameless" (At-tawbah: 91)

      The whole verse (At-tawbah : 91)


      "Laysa AAala adduAAafa-iwala AAala almarda wala AAalaallatheena la yajidoona ma yunfiqoona harajunitha nasahoo lillahi warasoolihi maAAala almuhsineena min sabeelin wallahughafoorun raheem"

      "It shall be no crime in the weak, nor in the sick, nor in those who do not find what they should spend (to stay behind), so long as they are sincere to Allah and His Messenger; there is no way (to blame) against the doers of good; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful" (Shakir)

      I'm looking forward to beginning our journey together.

      2012/11/06

      Focus on the Muslim man again, as he has become ignorant

      As woman, man enjoys an equal share as to rights, responsibilities and duties, all of which are best suiting his nature. Since science confirmed that man is created with so many differences in his biological nature, physical capabilities and mental faculties, it would be unfair to assign him the same responsibilities, duties and rights as woman.

      In other words, there is a difference between sameness and equality. As woman and man are not the same in terms of biological nature, physical capabilities and mental faculties, so they are not the same and it would be unjustice to deal with both the same. But to put into consideration this difference of nature is regarded as the ore of justice and equality, the methodology adopted by Islam, the religion of the Creator of both woman and man.

      The source book of Ibn Taymayah comprises so many subjects that mostly concern man rather than woman. So the focus was centered on Fatwas which are confined to man along with others that might appear to be interesting to man.

      The jurists are all agreed that it is forbidden to touch the Qur'an while one is in a state of impurity.

      A man should not see the private part of another man and a woman should not see the private part of another woman.

      Most men today are ignorant about their responsibilities. They are focusing on the women and they forget about their duties. For example, the husband should talk to his in-laws politely and decently. That is the wife's right of him.

      We must return the focusing part on the men again, because they are ignorant, and they are lacking knowledge and taqwah. There has been a huge focus on the woman, now it is man's turn.

      2012/11/01

      10 Tips to Fight Depression !

      Assalam O Alaykum
      I would like to share this article,which is very usefull for everyone.

      Well, from last few days, I am xtrmly depressed, so, I was looking for some solution.and i found this article.

      ..

      Feeling down in the dumps, depressed, having the blues: these are just some of the terms used to describe a feeling of hopelessness and despair that can hit even the most optimistic of us at some point in our lives. While clinical depression requires proper professional treatment, the occasional feeling of sadness due to factors ranging from economic difficulty to harassment and discrimination can be helped through some simple spiritual practices. Here are a couple that can help:

      1. Look at those below you

      The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Whenever you see someone better than you in wealth, face or figure, you should look at someone who is inferior to you in these respects” (Bukhari, Muslim). If you are reading this article online, consider this: you are one of the lucky set of human beings on the planet who can afford a computer and internet connection or at least have access to one. The United Nations Development Program’s 2007 Human Development Report notes that there are still around 1 billion people living worldwide at the margins of survival on less than $1 a day, with 2.6 billion living on less than $2 a day. Also consider that in the Quran (14:7), God says that if you are thankful to Him for what you have, He blesses you with more.

      2. Serve your fellow human beings

      The best way to thank God is to serve humanity, especially those who have less than you. Serving others is uplifting and rewarding. It helps us gain a better perspective on life’s challenges, making us realize how very often, are problems seem so small compared to the awesome difficulties others face. That’s why when the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, and the Muslims were a small, poor and persecuted community, they used to give to the poor even more. They understood that when you are generous when you have less, you achieve the perspective of a winner. You are focused on the bigger picture.

      3. Read Surah Ad Duha

      According to one report, after the Prophet had begun receiving revelation from God, at one point a long period of time passed with no such communication from Allah. As a result, the Makkans ridiculed the Prophet and he became severely depressed. That’s when this chapter was revealed (Quran 93: 1-11). The chapter is a beautiful reminder to us to see life in the greater scheme of things, to be grateful for what we have and to never give up striving for what is right. This chapter of the Quran can be considered a direct recipe from God for depression.

      4. Turn to God in all situations

      Remember that nothing can harm you without the consent of God. While you must take care of yourself, rely on God and know that He is always with you and only He can give you strength in difficult times. Also remember that He will help you can come out of a trying situation as a better person if you deal with it positively.

      5. Remember God’s Names

      God has many beautiful Names which describe His attributes and powers. These are reminders of His Love, Mercy, Forgiveness, Justice, Strength and much, more. Supplicating to God using these Names reminds us that God has these attributes more than any other being and that we can and must rely on Him during good and bad times.

      6. Say ‘Hasbun Allahu wa Ni’ mal Wakeel‘;

      This can be be translated as “God suffices me and He is the best guardian.” It is an excellent way of reminding us that whatever worries we have or problems we face, God has the answer and cure to all of them and is the only One who can really do what is best for us.

      7. Make sure when you leave home,

      you read this Dua ‘In the name of Allah, I place my trust in Allah, and there is no might nor power except with Allah.’ Bismillahe tawakkaltu alAllahe la haula wa la quwwata illa biAllah.

      8. Take your spiritual break from the world,

      five times a day and in the late nights or early mornings. Taking a break away from school, work or other life activities to spend a few minutes to remember God helps you reconnect with the Creator of the Universe, fortify your soul and strengthen your resolve to live a better life that is in tune with your faith and principles.

      9. End your day on a good note

      Shakespeare once wrote a play entitled “All’s well that ends well.” That’s good advice for dealing with depression too. End a day that may have been riddled with challenges and frustrations by making Wudu before going to bed, thinking of God and the Prophet and counting every blessings you have

      10. Stop Shaytan in his tracks

      Shaytan is the source of many of our negative emotions. It’s his job to make us feel pessimistic and to despair of any good in life. When you feel these feelings coming on, stop him dead in his tracks: say Aoutho billahi minash Shaytan ir Rajeem (I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed satan).

      I pray, Almighty will remove these pains from my heart,and make this post useful for muslims brothers and sisters…

      Ameen!

      KING

      slave of ALLAH SWT

      Source: islamgreatreligion.wordpress.com