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  1. All praises are for you Allah, how I hope that you are there.

    For sinful though I know I am, your displeasure I can not bear.

    Never, till this moment, did I realize how much I've strayed.

    Never, till now, was I more conscious of all those times when I should have prayed.

    For sins are like heavy baggage, that one carries through Life, the airport.

    Why didn't I realize sooner, that Earth is but a place of sport?

    Ya Allah ! Forgive me. Save me from the fire of Hell.

    Forgive me as you did my parents, from Jan'ah though they fell.

    Ya Allah ! Protect me. From myself for my soul is weak.

    Let me not falter ever, for Jan'ah is the abode I seek.

    Ya, Allah! Please help me. For I don't understand and thus, I fear.

    What happened to all those moments when I never doubted that you were near ?

    My actions once were guided, by my faith which, once, was strong.

    Ya Allah! please guide me . What happened, what went wrong ?

    Each footstep that I used to take, I took with you ever near my side.

    The Quran was my faithful companion, Rasoolallah my beloved guide.

    How I yearn for those bygone days Allah, for I know that the day comes near

    When we'll each receive our just rewards, and Truth will stand sparkling clear.

    Life is like a spider's web Allah. We get caught in its tricky snare

    So thoroughly are we disillusioned, time for salat we can not spare.

    I sit here and I wonder, Ya Allah! Why did I fall so low ?

    What happened to my faith Allah? Where did my Iman go?

    In this earthly life of ours, so often does sin seem right.

    Falsehood seems to be the truth, as if days are confused with night.

    Man is an imperfect creature. And thus, Man shall always wrong.

    For the road to Jan'ah is rocky, and the journey seems awfully long.

    Ya Allah ! Our creator, we are all just peices of clay.

    Please help us with our steps in life, and let us not lose our way.

    All praises are for you Allah, I know that you are near.

    I know that you have read my heart, and my words I know you hear.

  2. The one who disdains the prayers will receive fifteen punishments from Allah.Six punishments in lifetime,three while dying,three in grave and three on the Day of Judgement.

    The six punishments of life:


    1.Allah takes away blessings from his age(makes his life misfortunate)

    2.Allah does not accept his plea(Du'aa)

    3.Allah erases the features of good people from his face.

    4.He will be detested by all creatures on earth.

    5.Allah does not award him for his good deeds.(No thawab)

    6.He will not be included in the Du'aa of good people.



    The three punishments while Dying:



    1.He dies humiliated.

    2.He dies hungry.

    3.He dies thirsty.Even if he drinks the water of all seas he will still be thirsty.



    The three punishments in the Grave:



    1.Allah tightens his grave until his chest ribs come over each other.

    2.Allah pours on him fire with embers.

    3.Allah sets on him a snake called "the brave","the bold" which hits him from morning until afternoon for leaving Fajr prayer,from the afternoon until Asr for leaving Dhuhr prayer and so on.With each strike he sinks 70 yards under the ground.



    The three punishments on the Day of Judgement:



    1.Allah sends who would accompany him to hell pulling him on the face.

    2.Allah gives him an angry look that makes the flesh of his face fall down.

    3.Allah judges him strictly and orders him to be thrown in hell.

  3. "A few months before I was born, my dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer, and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around to welcome me into the world a few months later.

    As I grew up I never questioned his place in our family. In my young mind, each member had a special niche. My brother, Yusuf, five years my senior,was my example. Samya, my younger sister, gave me an opportunity to play 'big brother' and develop the art of teasing. My parents were complementary instructors-- Mom taught me to love Allah, and Dad taught me to how to obey Him. But the stranger was our storyteller. He could weave the most fascinating tales. Adventures, mysteries and comedies were daily conversations. He could hold our whole family spell-bound for hours each evening. If I wanted to know about politics, history, or science, he knew it.


    He knew about the past and seemed to understood the present. The pictures he could draw were so life like that I would often laugh or cry as I watched. He was like a friend to the whole family. He took Dad, Yusuf and me to our first major league football game. He was always encouraging us to see the movies and he even made arrangements to introduce us to several famous people.


    The stranger was an incessant talker. Dad didn' t seem to mind-but sometimes Mom would quietly get up-- while the rest of us were enthralled with one of his stories of faraway places-- go to her room, read the Qur'aan.


    I wonder now if she ever prayed that the stranger would leave. You see, my dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions. But this stranger never felt obligation to honor them. Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our house-- not from us, from our friends, or adults. Our longtime visitor,however, used occasional four letter words that burned my ears and made Dad squirm.. To my knowledge the stranger was never confronted. My dad was a teatotaler who didn't permit alcohol in his home - not even for cooking.


    But the stranger felt like we needed exposure and enlightened us to other ways of life. He offered us beer and other alcoholic beverages often.


    He made cigarettes look tasty, cigars manly, and pipes distinguished. He talked freely (probably too much too freely) about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing.


    I know now that my early concepts of the man-woman relationship were influenced by the stranger.


    As I look back, I believe it was Allah's Mercy that the stranger did not influence us more. Time after time he opposed the values of my parents. Yet he was seldom rebuked and never asked to leave. More than thirty years have passed since the stranger moved in with the young family on Morningside Drive.


    He is not nearly so intriguing to my Dad as he was in those early years. But if I were to walk into my parents' den today, you would still see him sitting over in a corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.


    His name you ask?


    We called him TV.


    It makes you think, doesn't it...

  4. A man slipped down from the brink of a deep well. Fortunately, a plant had grown in the wall of the well, and while falling down his hands clutched a branch of that plant. After the initial shock, he began looking up and down. What he saw, was enough to make him scared. A huge serpent, in the depth of the well, was waiting for him to fall down. Desperately, he decided to remain where he was and then saw, to his horror, that two mice - one black, another white - were busy cutting the root of that plant. He lost his hope. Then he looked up, and his heart was full of hope. He was not very far from the rim of the well and, by a little judicious effort could reach to safety very easily. Then he saw a beehive in that plant. And forgetting his tragic position, he began eating the honey. Of course, the bees did not like it and began stinging him, but he remained oblivious of all the troubles. A short time after, the mice succeeded in cutting the plant down and he fell in the mouth of the serpent.

    We are that man; this world is that well; the plant in midway is our life; which is being coded away by every passing night and day - the black and white mice; death is the serpent waiting for us. The honey represents the pleasantries of this world, for which we quarrel with other people- the bees, and are bitten by them. What makes our plight more tragic is the fact that rescue is never very far. It just requires a little effort on our path to reach the safety and security provided by the loving care of Allah. We may easily reach to God and be safe forever. Or, on the other hand, we may be destroyed by death.


    The choice is ours.