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lesson-7 class-8

the direct meaning of will power is the mental power. We should be able 2 control our desires or also known as Quwate Shahwiya. The will power is mportant in many ways one of them r that u can attain the pleasure of ALLAH, etc.

The world that we live in distracts us from our main goals, which r 2 worship ALLAH and please HIM in every way we can, this world rings us towards DRUGS, PORNOGHRAPHY, etc.

If a person has will power it means that he is keeping himself away of these bad habits such as sleeping late and behavior, etc. In the month of RAMADHAN   it  is a regular thing 2 fast but it is not a regular thing 2 try and close down a large number of bad things which we usually do.

Once the PROPHET (S) was asked, don’t you have a voice inside you(a Shaitan) which tells you to do evil? And HE replied, YES I DO! but i keep it locked up.The NAFS is not tied by chains of metal but with the WILL POWER. this shows how improtant it is.

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Islamic Culture

A culture is a rule which is present in all religion and in all  the world. Nobody is lives without it. Islam is a religion of peace and for its muslims it has presented certain rules which we derive from the Holy Quran and Hadith of the Holy Prophet(P.B.U.H.). This is the way Islam wants is muslims to live inorder achieve paradise.The Quran and Hadith contain all the aspects of good akhlaq. The Quran is a written book of Allah and Hadith are the acts and action shown by the Prophet. There influence are moral for all mankind.

    All our Prophets enlarges one message that is treat people the way they would want to treat you. This emphasis that our culture should not become a way of disturbance to other people. People should always concern us as good person. By our personality,our relgion can be respected and inorder to do that we should look at our Prophets and Imams teachings. There cultures were never a threat to anyone. Every Muslim should follow ther culture.In many cases we are seeing parents discouraging children from hijab and fasting in examination. This is simply throwing culture away and it should be stop.People should love there culture and should be proud of it. This should be the thaught of every muslim.

CHAPTER 2 CLEANLINESS

To be clean is amongst the habbit of the prophets

    The prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)has said ” cleanliness is half of faith “

   In another hadith the prophet has said

         “There will come a time when people will have unclean inner selves,but beautiful appearances;they will     

          have greed for the worldly affairs and they will not wish for that which is with Allah.Their religion will             

         be for show.Then they would pray like a drowning one, and Allah will not answer their prayer”

Even simple act such as performing wodhu before sleeping is highly recommended . If this is done, the whole night is counted as if you were performing prayer.

Other action of cleanliness are external.we have always been taught to keep our bodies and clothes clean,but we should also take apart in keeping our houses, and the sourrounding areas clean . One of the signs of a muslim is that when he uses something, he leaves it in a cleaner condition then it was before. This means that we should set an example to the no muslims, and keep the street free from litter, keep our houses tidy. If we do this, no one will be able to point on us and blame us.    

On the country we should give an islam the reputation it deserves.

cultural chameleons

Cultural chameleons

I read an interesting article on cultural chameleons. These are people who pray at home or the Masjid and then sneak out to a party or wear Hijaab around family and then turning into a fashion diva at school or a gathering. This is the reality about many Muslims- One person, two worlds and a desperate struggle to juggle them both. It has led to deterioration in the social values and the community suffers. Many grievous examples are seen such as teens running away from home, getting into drugs and much more – the worst of which is turning away totally from Islam, rejecting it completely.

To combat this we must first be aware of the reality and be knowledge of its causes.

Causes

The article enlists the following:

* Lack of strong Islamic foundation in the home

* Double standards of the parents

* Lack of personal understanding/ conviction of Islam and failure to build a personal relationship with Allah (SWT)

* General teen rebellion and lack of common

* Insecurity, the desire to want to “fit in” or be acceptable or in other words a lack of self esteem and fear of rejection. To avoid this the child’s self-esteem at home and let them know that they don’t need to seek approval from anyone except Allah (SWT). Complimenting and praising them will make them be confident in their faith and in themselves.

* Bad companions:  The Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: “The example of a good companion and a bad one is the bearer of musk and the worker on the bellows. A bearer of musk would give you some, you might buy some from him, or you might enjoy the fragrance of his musk. The worker on the bellows, on the other hand, might spoil your clothes with sparks from his bellows, or you get a bad smell from him.”(Hadith Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

* The “Adolescent” Myth: This mentality is one of “I’m young, let me have fun and then I’ll be religious when I’m older!” It’s an attitude of irresponsibility, immaturity and misunderstanding of Islam and the purpose of our lives. The Holy Prophet (sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said : “An intelligent person is the one who calls himself to account and and does deeds to benefit him after death and a foolish person is he who follows his desires and hopes from Allah (SWT).” (Hadith Tirmidhi)

We must constantly turn to Allah (SWT) in Du’a (prayer). Indeed, this is something that should be done at all times… it is a means of prevention, as well as part of the path to the cure.

Allah (SWT) Most Wise and Most Merciful says:  “No one despairs of Soothing Mercy from Allah except for those who are unbelievers” (Quran – 12:87)

Cultural chameleons

I read an interesting article on cultural chameleons. These are people who pray at home or the Masjid and then sneak out to a party or wear Hijaab around family and then turning into a fashion diva at school or a gathering. This is the reality about many Muslims- One person, two worlds and a desperate struggle to juggle them both. It has led to deterioration in the social values and the community suffers. Many grievous examples are seen such as teens running away from home, getting into drugs and much more – the worst of which is turning away totally from Islam, rejecting it completely.

To combat this we must first be aware of the reality and be knowledge of its causes.

Causes

The article enlists the following:

* Lack of strong Islamic foundation in the home

* Double standards of the parents

* Lack of personal understanding/ conviction of Islam and failure to build a personal relationship with Allah (SWT)

* General teen rebellion and lack of common

* Insecurity, the desire to want to “fit in” or be acceptable or in other words a lack of self esteem and fear of rejection. To avoid this the child’s self-esteem at home and let them know that they don’t need to seek approval from anyone except Allah (SWT). Complimenting and praising them will make them be confident in their faith and in themselves.

* Bad companions:  The Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: “The example of a good companion and a bad one is the bearer of musk and the worker on the bellows. A bearer of musk would give you some, you might buy some from him, or you might enjoy the fragrance of his musk. The worker on the bellows, on the other hand, might spoil your clothes with sparks from his bellows, or you get a bad smell from him.”(Hadith Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

* The “Adolescent” Myth: This mentality is one of “I’m young, let me have fun and then I’ll be religious when I’m older!” It’s an attitude of irresponsibility, immaturity and misunderstanding of Islam and the purpose of our lives. The Holy Prophet (sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said : “An intelligent person is the one who calls himself to account and and does deeds to benefit him after death and a foolish person is he who follows his desires and hopes from Allah (SWT).” (Hadith Tirmidhi)

We must constantly turn to Allah (SWT) in Du’a (prayer). Indeed, this is something that should be done at all times… it is a means of prevention, as well as part of the path to the cure.

Allah (SWT) Most Wise and Most Merciful says:  “No one despairs of Soothing Mercy from Allah except for those who are unbelievers” (Quran – 12:87)

ISLAMIC CULTURE

A Culture is a set of habits, rules and regulations which a group of people follow as part of their lives.

Muslims are tought to live on the two sources of Quran and Hadith and a muslim should practise this knowledge.To have good akhlaq, you  have to follow a very simple rule that is-Treat others in the way you would like them to treat you.Whenever you do an action just ask a question to yourself, “Would Imam Ali (A.S) do that?”.Then think about the action before you do that action.We should try to become a role model for others and when people see you they must say, “This is how Muslims behave”.

There was once a school which had many Muslim students in it.The principal of that school when asked what he thought of the month of Ramadan. He responded  that it was the worst month of the year. When he was asked why, he replied “the students are all fasting, and so they spit all over the walls, and the floors as they do not want to swallow their saliva.”

Once when the Prophet (S) was asked why he came to the world .He replied that he have been sent to complete the nobility of your character. This means that the main purpose of the Prophet (S) was to improve and perfect the culture,the character of a person, and thus the community.

We must always try to recite salat on time. If possible we should pray in jamaat.Similarly we should all try not to miss any fast. The parents should explain the importance of Hijab to their girls.

Thus, we must make Islamic culture part of our day-to-day life. Only then we will benefit in this life and hereafter.

Assalamu alaykum.

Self Reliance

Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem

SELF RELIANCE:-

In this Chapter, we dicussed that what is SELF RELIANCE and what various ways people adopt. We also discussed when we SHOULDN’T be dependant on people and when they have the right to be dependent on us, e.g:- When are Parents grow old, they DESERVE care as they did to us when we were small.  

An example quoted from the book:-

When a child is born, it is totally dependent on it’s mother, for the first few years,  for nourishment, clothes, warmth, love and affection etc. But sometimes, people ask others to do their work FOR them. (Note that helping them is a different case) This is a HORRENDOUS habit. If one does this an excessive number, it may lead into a case with people eluding them!!!

Dependence and independence is kind of like a circle: We are born totally dependent on our parents, whereas our parents are independent. Throught our teen years, we slowly become partly independent, BUT NOT TOTALLY, and our parents are still totally independent. But during our adult years (usually age 20+), we are totally independent and have more responsibilities: Our children will be quite young, making them dependent, and our parents would likely be old-aged, so they are quite feeble, making them dependent. And finally, when we are old-aged, we will again become dependent, but not on our parents, on our CHILDREN.

Being Self Reliant means to depend on YOURSELF. You should try to do as much as you can alone, but not EVERYTHING (Dont exceed our limits) 

I hoped you liked my little account on self-reliance and may Allah (S.W.T.) give us the toufeeq to apply it in our daily life!

Cheers!!!  😉

 

(P.S.- Sorry for sending it quite late!!!)

3 more students of Class 8

Who is going to name them?