Home On Leave

February 23, 2007

Too good to be back home 🙂

But tommorow i return but still i am fresh for another go.


Another Day Of Being Silly

February 16, 2007

Well well well

I woke up at about 0600hrs in the morning got ready for going to job. Van came to collect us ( me and my room mate ) for going to job . We both boarded it and went on when we reached the home of one of our senior ,

He broke the bomb.”Hey Talha arn’t you on Afternoon today?”

Puff , I replied “Ah…… Sir i didn’t checked that.”

He told me “OK then we can go to job and then you check out the schedule and do accordingly”

I replied , “Right Sir.”

Then we went on to our work place and i first tried to find out schedule for one other colleague but he was also not in knowledge so i went on to office were duplicate of schedule was present so i check out and hell yeah i was in after noon . I took vehicle and came back only to go to job after some hours and i destroyed my afternoon job enjoyment i-e waking up late and that too because yesterday i didn’t do a single call to ask timing to my duty.

SILLY ME!!!


Rains are blessing but sometime ……… they cause problems don’t they?????

February 12, 2007

Rains spell hit Kamra and all over the country and winter is back with a bash. And i WAS too happy to welcome it back. Earlier I thought that my all winter clothes were done for this year but gosh they have time 🙂 so pack in my winter clothes i was enjoying to most , went to my home on week end , and i was sitting in a cozy room then suddenly I was given a breaking news that our car has stopped in the middle of road near our home but not so near.

It was about 1230pm and it was raining that night (yesterday night or should i say today because 12 was stuck by clock arms). I stupidly went out to try to get my car working though I am poor in cars knowledge but put it a side I didn’t confirm where car was standing and went to other road till I reached a round about where that road ends (remember that I am on foot and that too without umberalla) So my clothes were totally wet by then but foolish me i still didn’t ring home ( I was having cell) to confirm the location and still went on wrong road after a while i realized that car is not even here but i was on the height of stupidity yesterday that i again went on that round about road to find out again that car isn’t here time was about 1:00am by then and i rang up home to ask for the location of car then cursing my self i went on that road to find that car was parked in front of tennis courts. pressed the clicker open the car and try to start it and as i was thinking that it will start by car was not responding to sulf and giving out sound like “grgrgrgrgr trtrtrtrtr ” and nothing happening. i went out open engine cover like and expert but when i opened i found my self in strange world and i had no clue what so ever that what should i be checking so looking here and there in engine and putting my hand over almost all of the parts and doing nothing then i closed it and went on driving seat to start car and failed again 😦 .

Hmmm then i gave up on trying to start car and try to push it too our home. So i opened the window on the side of driving seat and started pushing it. Time was 1:45 then . So pushing then resting ,pushing and resting i at last reached home but problem how can i get my car on drive way in front of my home as i was little high but after 15 min of trying i at last succeeded and parked ca in garage. Totally wet and exhausted i went in side home and directly to wash room to take shower at about 2:30am .

So praying for rain to get winter back , i got winter back to get all revenge from me for calling it back 🙂 .

Lessons
1) Learn about car
2) Call someone for help if not able to handle situation
3) Get full information about work before going to do that and never go around stupidly not knowing where to go and what to do.

So i was so tried after that , i didn’t woke up till 12 in the morning or should i say afternoon today ( I know to day is monday But i had a off today 🙂 ) Waking up then and realizing that because i sleep more and i missed my bank appointment more over only three hours left before i would leave for Kamra as tomorrow i have to go for job .

So back in Kamra writing blog before going to sleep and remembering my stupidity of yesterday 🙂 i say

SOMEDAY ARE NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN AND YESTERDAY WAS ONE OF THEM


Round and Round and Round………………Life in Circles

February 6, 2007

Well well ……….. now a days life is really spinning me, going so fast that i only spend a day counting that one more gone. Really; going for job coming back and then again going for job Days are coming and going with the speed of light.

In this fast life there are brief moments of joy and i missed one of them today and feeling little bad in heart to miss it. It happened like that , i went out of my room for an urgent piece of work ( as we used to write it in the application to get leave from school ), Guess what i missed , my family came to see me as they were preceding to Islamabad and Guess what else …………….. not finding me in my room they just went ahead without meeting me 😦 .

Hmmm……… out in this circular life sometimes this life take a shape of a square when the mood of the boss is not in its best of conduct , luckily or unluckily that was also today. So you must be thinking what all happen in this kind of day , Firstly we all try not to show our faces to him because who so ever goes in front of him looses his pride and come back with a pale face and shaky steps. But I got luck in this unlucky day as i was successful in not coming in front of him 🙂

Before going to sleep i am assuring myself that all that happens , it happens for good. And now i am approaching the best thing of a day here in this busy routine “S-L-E-E-P” . So hold tight , here i come take care. :p


Stop Cutting! – Lengthen Your Beard

February 4, 2007

The society we live in today has had a great impact not only on Muslims but on many other religious people too. This is to such an extent that people are often ready to criticise an injunction of their faith merely because it does not comply with ways, fads or modes of today’s society.

Is this what we call faith?

All religious scholars are unanimous that that all ProphetsAllah's peace and blessings be upon them kept beards. Furthermore, the Prophets have classified the beard as something (that is) part of nature (Fitrah). ‘Allamah Suyuti explains human nature is based on keeping a beard and does not need a special order to be part of a particular faith. Thus, the beard is part of human nature to which all humans (men) have to adhere.

The Prophet of Allah May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him mentions in a Hadeeth 10 points of nature. Out of these ten, he May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him mentions is the lengthening of the beard. Allah the Almighty narrates the incident when Sayyiduna Harun Alaihissalam calls out to his brother Sayyiduna Musa Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, “O son of my mother! Do not seize (me) by my beard, and nor by my head.” (94:20)

This verse clearly shows that Prophet Harun Allah's peace and blessings be upon him had a lengthy beard.

The first nation ever to shave their beards was the nation to whom Allah the Almighty sent Sayyiduna Lut Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, the people of Sadoom ( Sodom). Hadhrat Hasan Basri reports a Hadeeth that the nation of Lut was punished for 10 sins they committed; the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him mentioned ‘trimming the beard’ from the 10 sins. These sins then resulted in severe punishments from Allah the Almighty as mentioned in the Holy Quran in numerous chapters. Gradually other nations also started to trim and shave their beards but were less in number. However in the 17th century, the King of Russia, Patrice propagated ‘shaving of the beard’ in Europe and was successful in his mission. In the 20th century, the Ottoman Empire collapsed and western influences swamped nations. By the mid 20th century, these influences had penetrated the Muslim world, which has gradually resulted on corrupting Muslims. Today, this is the reason why we see that most Muslims unfortunately either trim their beard or shave it off.

We have to remember that cultures change day in day out, cultures are man made; hung on man’s ideologies, perceptions and ideas. On the other hand, the Shariah, the Islamic holy divine law is from Allah the creator of all, who is the best of all planners. The Shariah is such that it is compatible to every era till the day of judgement.

In the Shariah (Islamic law), it is Haram (unlawful) for men to shave the beard, this ruling is with the Ijma (consensus) of the scholars of all the Schools of Thought. Among the scholars who have attested to this consensus, include Allamah Mahmood Khattab 6, Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri Hanafi, Allamah Muhammad Ashraf Ali Thanwi, Allamah Hasfaki, Allamah Kamal Ibn Al-Humam Hanafi, Sheikh Ahmad Nafrawi Maliki, Allamah Abu Muhammad Ibn Hazm Zahiri, Allaamah Shaykh ul islaam Ibn Tayimyyah, and many other scholars.

Various present day scholars have misunderstood from what some Shafiee scholars have stated that to shave the beard is Makrooh (disliked). This has been mentioned by Imam Nawawi, Rafi’ee. Allamah Abbadi states, Allamah Ibn Rif’aah refutes this, as Imam Shafiee has mentioned in his famous work Kitab Al-umm, which is thought to be one of his final works: “to shave the beard is Haram.”

This has also been mentioned by Allamah Haleemi, Allamah Qaffal Shashi, Allamah Azrai and many other Shafiee scholars.

There are many Ahadeeth, which clearly state the above. Primarily the famous Hadeeth narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar and others that the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him ordered us to lengthen our beards. This Hadeeth has been narrated with six different words, all of which refer to lengthening the beard and leaving it alone without interfering. This is why in the Shariah (Islamic law) if one was to shave the beard or trim it to less than a fist length then he will be sinful. Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri writes,“None of the scholars have permitted trimming the beard to less than a fist length.” Various other scholars such as Allamah Hasfaki, Allamah Ashraf Ali Thanwi and Mufti Rasheed Ahmad have mentioned similar to this.

The Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him’s beard was dense, and would cover his chest. The Sahaba May Allah be pleased with them realised, by the movement of he May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him’s beard, that the prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him would recite from the Holy Quran in Zuhr and Asr; clearly indicating that the beard was lengthy. In the same manner Hadhrat Abu bakr May Allah be pleased with him and Umar May Allah be pleased with him possessed a dense beard. Hadhrat Uthman May Allah be pleased with him possessed a fine beard stretched out in length where as Hadhrat AliMay Allah be pleased with hims beard was spread in width covering the area between his shoulders. Therefore, when the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him ordered us to legthen our beards we have to follow his and his Sahaba’s Sunnah and their method of keeping a beard. The Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him says, “Hold fast unto my ways and the ways of the guided caliphs after me.”

Hadhrat Molana Hussein Ahmad Madni writes, “It is clearly narrated from Hadhrat Umar May Allah be pleased with him, Ammar Ibn Yasir May Allah be pleased with him, Abdullah Ibn Umar May Allah be pleased with him and Jabir May Allah be pleased with him that their beards were more than a fist length, and they would order the Muslims to do the same.” Hadhrat Sheikh Moulana Muhammad Zakaria writes, “It has not been narrated from any of the Sahabah that they trimmed their beards to less than a fist”. When Abdullah Ibn Umar May Allah be pleased with him would perform Hajj or Umrah, he would hold on to his beard with his fist and trim the remaining. In reality, we have explicitly been ordered to increase and lengthen our beards without any interference whatsoever, but as Abdullah Ibn Umar May Allah be pleased with him and other Sahaba would often trim their beards up to a fist length, the scholars have given permission to do this.

In the eighth year of Hijri, the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him sent a letter with Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Huthafah to Feroz, the king of Persia. Feroz tore the letter apart and ordered Bazan, the king of Yemen to send two officers to the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him to kidnap him. They arrived in Madinah Munawwarah, on seeing the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, started to shiver. However the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him asked them, “Who ordered you to leave your moustache and shave your beard?” They replied, “Our Lord” (referring to their King). The Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him declared, “But my Lord orders me to trim the moustache and lengthen the beard”. Those who shave their beards should decide for themselves whether their Lord is Allah or someone else! Just imagine how much pain the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him must be going through due to all of those people who shave, as these two men were fire worshippers, but never the less, the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him could not bear to look at their faces.

Some people have a misconception that lengthening the beard is unattractive. This view is seriously flawed as the Prophets especially Sayyiduna Muhammad May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him possessed great beauty as Allah the almighty chooses those who are perfect in character and creation. It is reported in a narration, “Allah the Almighty sent each and every Prophet with a beautiful face and a melodious voice.” Many Sahaba relate that the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him possessed the most beautiful face.

Allah the most wise has distinguished between men and women just as he has distinguished between the male and female animals; and the distinguishing feature in itself holds great beauty. Allah the almighty mentions some of his bounties he has bestowed upon Mankind, he says “He (Allah) fashioned you and perfected your shapes.” (64:40) Some scholars narrate a weak narration “Glory to the one who beautified the men with beards and the women with plaits”. Allamah IbnAl-Qayyim explains, “The beard has many benefits, such as beauty and dignity.”

In many Ahadeeth, the prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him has cursed men who imitate women and those women who imitate men. There is no doubt that shaving the beard is a clear imitation of a woman’s face.

Many scholars have stated that shaving the beard is Tagyeeru Khalqillah (changing the creation of Allah). Allah mentions in the Holy Quran the promise of Satan, “Indeed I will order them (Mankind) to change the nature created by Allah” (4:119). In effect, the one who shaves his beard is obeying Satan. The great Caliph Umar Ibn Abdul Aziz would say, “Shaving the beard is Muthlah (mutilation). Verily the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him has prohibited Muthlah”. A similar verdict has also been narrated from the great Imam of Madina Munawwarah, Imam Malik.

The sin of shaving the beard is not only a Kabirah (Major) sin, but it is also Bagawah (open offence). The prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him says, “My nation will be forgiven except those who sin in the night and then boast about their sin the following day.” Although one may not boast about this sin verbally but indirectly, he will boast by showing his face to the people. Some sins are limited to the time of the act or omission, for example, Zina (adultery & fornication) is a grave sin; the sinner is sinning for the duration of that act. Whereas this sin’s time remains for as long as the beard remains shaven or trimmed to less than a fist’s length. The person will be regarded a sinner for every second his face is devoid of a proper beard, therefore sinning for that entire time span. this means it’s severity aggregates and persists more than other sins.

In the aftermath of the Tsunami disaster, many Muslims attained the status of Shahadah (Martyrdom). Due to the excess amount of bodies it was difficult to identify each individual. Regarding Salat Ul-Janazah the problem arose that how will we be able to differentiate between a Muslim and non-Muslim? Finally, it was decided that the prayer would be lead upon those deceased who possessed beards. People in the world have hopes that people will benefit them after their death, by performing Salat Al-Janazah and carrying out other deeds. However, in a situation like this, would this be possible?

Similarly in the grave when the deceased is asked, one of the questions is, “What would you say about this person? (Referring to the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) Some scholars are to the opinion that the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him will be present in front of the deceased! How do you think the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him will react when he sees a person who has shaved his beard?

Furthermore, on the day of judgement when the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him will intercede for the Ummah and quench the thirst of the Ummah at the Hawdh of Kauthar, the angels will stop some of the people. The Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him will say that these people are from my Ummah (nation); thus let them proceed. The angels will reply, “You do not know what innovations they invented after you”. The Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him will reply “Destruction for those who innovated after me”. A point to ponder upon is that the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him will not recognise these innovators because they will possess beards and their outer Islamic appearance, so what about those who do not possess beards. The Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him will not need to be informed that these were innovators, as he mentions in another Hadeeth that the deceased will be resurrected in the condition he died in. The Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him will not even look at these people just as this would hurt the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him. The Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him says, “Whoever so hurts me, displeases Allah. And who ever displeases Allah, is likely to be punished.”

People claim to love the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him but still do not keep a beard. What kind of love is this? There was once a poet in the city of Delhi , Mirza Qateel, famous for praising the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him. An Iranian citizen decided to visit this poet assuming that he was a great pious scholar. On arriving in Delhi, he was informed that this poet has gone to the barbers. He proceeds towards the barbers and what does he see? The poet is having his beard shaved. He cries out “’O’ the one who claims to love the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, you are shaving your beard!” The poet replies “yes, but I am not hurting anyone’s feelings”, they continued their debate. Finally, the Iranian exclaimed, “you claim that you are not hurting anyone’s feelings, I warn you that you are hurting the feelings of the one who is the leader in this world and the hereafter, the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him”. On hearing this remark, he fainted, when he regained consciousness he accepted and admitted his mistake, repented to Allah, The most forgiving and thanked the Iranian for guiding him.

In reality when a person loves someone, he will fulfil every command of his. We cannot see the love a person possesses in his heart for someone except by his actions. We have been guided to judge people according to their apparent and visible actions. The Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him has repeatedly said, “I have not been ordered to cut open the hearts of people.” (to see their intention) When a disbeliever recites the Shahadah, he will be classified as a Muslim, despite of what his beliefs are in reality. Thus if a person shaves his beard it cannot be judged that he loves the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him. Nowadays we see the love people possess for celebrities and football players, which is evident; people are ready to dress the way they dress, live the way they live; emulating them in every way possible, so why is it that people are not ready to accept the Sunnah of the Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him?

Unfortunately, many Muslims nowadays mock and joke about the beard. If someone has a beard, he is labelled a ‘beast’. To make a mockery of any minor order of the Shariah is KUFR without any doubt; the same applies to undermining a sin. The great Muhaddith Allamah Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Ibn Siddiq Al-Gimari says, “To mock the beard is KUFR with the consensus of all the Muslims”. The consequences of this would be that the Nikah (Marriage) would invalidate and renewing the Imaan (faith) will be necessary.


Rain here : Winter is back ???

February 4, 2007

Yesterday evening it stared to rain here at about 5pm and then suddenly my room was ice cold. i rushed to my heater sat in front of it to feel warmth. I again didn’t went for dinner because of raining and cold out there. In the morning today sky was cloudy but then sun had other plans , as day become sunny so cold weather disappeared so i am again in my room after coming from job and heater is off.

Its only February and days are becoming hotter and hotter i wish this season give one more spell of cold (at least) so that i could wear my warm clothing for once more at-least. 🙂


My First Accident on Motor Bike

February 1, 2007

Today i was is Islamabad. At about 1400 Hrs we ( myself in rear seat and my friend Umer rizvi driving bike) about cross a signal. Then Umer saw a policeman; as he was not wearing helmet so we kept bike behind front car to stay out of policeman sight but we had to come in his sight 🙂 .

Suddenly there was water on the road and bike slipped then …………………………….  BANG !!!!!!!! i was on ground with right knee first then on my back . But thanks , many many many thanks to ALLAH ALMIGHTY that my self and Umer was totally saved. i still have little pain in my right knee and back. As i had recited the prayer of mounting vehicle  so i was totally confident that myself and vehicle will be saved and my belief was stenthend today as i was saved by ALLAH ALMIGHTY from what could have been a deadly accident.

Lessons

1. Always recite Duwa for riding transport

2. Wear helmet 🙂