For cat lovers and animal lovers and everyother person

The Prophet Muhammad
(SAW) was tender and kind towards cats. He appreciated cats. Muhammad’s (SAW) favorite
cat was called Muezza. There is a well known story regarding the Prophet Muhammad (s) and Muezza.
“When the call to prayers was heard, Muezza was asleep on one of the sleeves of the Prophet’s (SAW) robes. The Prophet (s) wanted to wear the robe to go to prayers.
Rather than disturb Muezza, Muhammad (SAW) cut off the sleeve to leave Muezza in peace. Prophet (s) then stroked the cat three
times, which, it is said, granted Muezza seven lives and the ability to land on his feet at all times (as you might know, cats have a
self-righting mechanism,a righting reflex, which is a complex series of movements when a cat falls and which protects the cat
from breaking her back).”

Islam teaches Muslims to treat cats well and that the cat is a creature to be cherished and loved.
Mistreating a cat is regarded as a severe sin in Islam.

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The story of Abu Hanifa (radi Allahu ‘anhu), and his neighbor.

It is well known that Abu Hanifa (radi Allahu ‘anhu), did
tahajjut every night. He would spend his night reciting
the Quran. He had a neighbor who was an alcoholic, and
he used to drink a lot and sing love poems. This used to
bother the imam.
But one day, the imam did not hear this man’s revelry,
so he went and asked about him. They said, “Oh, so-and-
so. They took him to jail.” So, the very well respected
imam went to the jail. He was the most respected imam
and qaadi at the time in that place. When the ruler
found out the imam went to the jail, he asked for the
reason and was told that the imam was concerned about
his neighbor who had been arrested. So, the ruler said to
release the man, and he was released.
    The neighbor then asked Abu Hanifa why he did that, and
he replied, “Because you have a right upon me as a
neighbor, and I have not been neglectful of that.” That
was the reason that the neighbor made tauba to Allah
subhâna wa ta’âla [that is: embraced islam].

Let’s be good neighbors to one another.

Before Earth We Met.

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Isn’t this true? Sometimes we meet certain people for the first time and it feels like we’ve known them all our lives. I am sure it must have happened to you atleast once.

Also sometimes you walk along a certain road for the first time and suddenly you get this feeling that you’ve been to that place before, but you know you were never ever there before. Even some incidents happen and you just feel like that particular incident had taken place before.

Its interesting when these things happens and some people have suggested that its as a result of rebirth. That people who lived before are reborn or that in their before-life they were certain animals or insect…..this is totally false and wrong.

Where Is Our Future?

The next generation is the future,
the generation of youths that find no problem in consuming alcohol even to stupor!

The youths who see nothing wrong in immoral acts!

How can the youths who see lieing as a natural act be our future,

Or those who are used to stealing and bribery!

How can they make a change?

I am a Nigerian, and I am proudly one.
I am a muslim, and I am proudly one.

My parents told me that in their time there was nothing like kidnapping, but I tell you now that that’s what the youths are practising.

They told me that in their time the society was responsible, accountable, they knew right from wrong. But presently we know right from wrong, but we just choosed to follow wrong.

Does civilisation mean being naked?!!! I don’t know, but what I know is that a long time ago the white came to our country and found us naked, literally using leafs to cover the sensitive parts of our body. And they gave us clothes to cover ourselves, but now why are they walking naked, why are we joining them in being naked. Is this the end of civilisation or migration into the animal kingdom!

Corruption! Its now everywhere! Its no news that the youths are corrupt as well. Now let me tell you, millions of dollars are spent lavishly by those in power while others live in squalor. They spend these money to protect their own lives; because they don’t want to die serving the country, because they are not serving the country, they are serving money, serving the country is just a secondary task to them.

They send their children to foreign lands with the country’s money.

Now here’s a news that you know…..One of the greatest man to walk the earth, prophet Muhammmed (pbuh), he commanded armies, had a great multitude of followers, but he never enriched himself, he lived in a hut, infact he was a pauper but a leader. He could have become a king if he wanted, he could have built a masion for himself but he didnt, now that’s a leader.

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Jesus(Isa) was a great leader sent by God, he alway gave and never took, he didn’t enrich himself.

ok, so this was like two thousand years ago.

Well here is one, remember Ghadafi ?

Here is another……Nelson Mandela(former president of South Africa)

These are men who were once youths, who changed the world.

Here is a lesson to all the leaders, both the world leaders and those below,,,,,remember Pharoah of Egypt? Remember how he called himself God? How he was the world leader and how God purnished him? Its not a myth nor a fairy tale, his body is on earth, a promise of God to remind us, to remind the world leaders, to remind we the youths who are the future of hopefully a human kingdom and not an animal kingdom.

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By Seyyid

What Is Love?

LOVE is when Khadijah (R.A) spent her entire wealth on this
Deen (Islam) for the Man she loved.

LOVE is when Muhammed (SAWS) took the glass that Ayesha
(R.A) drank from and put his lips on the exact place she put
hers on and then drank.

LOVE is when Muhammed (SAWS) had a race with Ayesha
(R.A) and teased her when she lost.

LOVE is when Muhammed (SAWS) would take a bone that
Ayesha (R.A.) sucked meat from and would put his lips on
that same place she chewed the meat from.

Real LOVE is not based on romance , candle light dinner
and walks along the beach rather it is based On Respect ,
Compromise , Care And Trust…

Story :The Triple Filter Test.

During the golden Abbasid period, one of the
scholars in Baghdad, the capital of Muslim caliphate at
that time, was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem.

One day an acquaintance met the great scholar and said,
“Do you know what I just heard about your friend?”

“Hold on a minute,” the scholar replied. “Before telling
me anything I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called
the Triple Filter Test.”

“Triple filter?”

“That’s right,” the scholar continued. “Before you talk to
me about my friend it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you’re going to say. That’s why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”

“No,” the man said, “actually I just heard about it and..”

“All right,” said the scholar. “So you don’t really know if
it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend
something good?”

“No, on the contrary…”

“So,” the scholar continued, “you want to tell me
something bad about him, but you’re not certain it’s
true. You may still pass the test though, because there’s
one filter left: the filter of usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?”

“No, not really.”

“Well,” concluded the scholar, “if what you want to tell
me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it
to me at all?”. END.

“O ye who believe! Let not some men among you laugh
at others: It may be that the (latter) are better than the
(former)” ……….Hujurat 49.12

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“And spy not on each other behind their backs…” Hujurat 49.13.

Praise be to Allah that we are Muslims. Hope the lessons have been learnt?

Hazrat Hassan Al-Basri (ra) Impresses An Unbelieving Neighbour Hazrat

Hasan al-Basri once fell sick. His neighbour, an unbeliever, came to pay him a visit.

“O Imam,” he exclaimed, “I detect a bad smell.”

The Imam told him it was caused by illness, but the
neighbour insisted: “That is not the odor of sickness. It
is a lavatory smell. For the love of God, tell me what it
is!”

He had not noticed that sewage was leaking from his
house into that of the Imam.
    When the neighbour pressed him, the Imam finally said:

“For some months your drain has been seeping through
to our side. I tried to fix it, but without success.”

His neighbour asked why he had not told him before, but
the venerable Imam said:

“I might have offended you.”

The unbeliever was so impressed by this ethical refinement that he was ennobled with True Faith, for he recognized the Imam’s morality as a ray of Islam.

from Irshad
by Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak al-Jerrahi.

This story has a very great lesson. It makes us realize that showing good behaviour, being nice, being cheerful, being accomodating and being selfless to your neighbours impacts alots in them. And just your behaviour alone is capable of changing someone and guiding them to the right path.

Be nice to your neighbours irrespective of their religion or race. Our beloved prophet Muhammed(pbuh) encouraged and did it.