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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2007, 03:55:37 PM »
Dan-Borno, ka sa jiki na yayi sanyi.


My thought:

We have this "Charity Fund" in the office. It's a voluntary, charitable fund where members are expected to donate some certain percentage of their income from time to time to the "Fund". We then look for and help people in dire need i.e those who couldn't pay their hospital bills, the orphanage etc. One day we got a call from a hospital about a poor cancer patient, who couldn't afford the money needed for surgery/medication. So we went to the hospital to see him. Coincidentally, that was the time we were so worried about a particular staff welfare issue that the management was dragging thier feet on. When the issue failed to get management approval, we all felt it was the end of the world. It was on this mood we went to see the patient. On getting to the ward, we were shocked on his and others conditions. For starters, the ward was smelly and dirty, while the patients were all lying on make-shift beds, with various ailments. It was a miracle I didn't throw up.

I then said to myself:  "Someone is here battling for his/her life. But I was so fortunate that my problem was "only" an improvement on my pay package :( Some people don't even the money to pay for their medical bills or even go to the hospitals, and many die bcos of that, while my organization takes care of my medicals."

Jama'a mu rika gode wa Allah, a duk halin da muka samu kanmu. A duk yadda kake, ka fi wani. Wani yana nan yana neman abin da zai ci da iyalinsa, ko kuma ma ta lafiyar sa yake. Allah Ya kara taimokon mu amin.
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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2007, 08:11:46 PM »
Wallahi u are right. Right now I feel as if no one has more problems than I in the world, yet they are somehow self imposed and at the same time the fruition or none fruition of what I have set out to do will only affect my self ego and how I esteem myself, or other ppl's expectations of me or my own view of their own expectations of me which maybe real or apparent. So when I see ppl on TV who have lost everything to earthquakes, tsunamis, like the disasters that happened btw 2004 and 2006 in various places and how hundreds of thousands were displaced, or the wars in Africa and how ppl are made destitute and homeless, I realize just how ungrateful I am being to Allah SWT, and I am dreading the day da Allah Will set a trial for me....
Ghafurallahi lana wa lakum

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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2007, 11:51:14 AM »
Ikon Allah!! su Hakuri ma sun koma ga Allah dari bisa dari
yakamata mu yakubayi mu koa ga Allah
"My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for" - Tupak

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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2007, 03:28:24 PM »
Allahsarki, wallahi abin tausayi gaskiyar ku yakamata mu rika gode wa allah a ko wane hali muka tsinci kanmu bcoz none of us know that situation could have been worse allahu akbar, if only the rest of mankind wud stop for a minute to think about this, da duniyar ma ta sami saukin abinda ke faruwa a cikinta.
Allah sa mu dace, allah jikan musulmai. Ameen summa Ameen.
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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2007, 06:49:44 PM »
Amin Amin Amira.
Kam Bornoye mai kuma kake nufi da su Hakuri sun koma ga Allah dari bisa dari? Da su Hakurin ba su karkata zuwa gare Shi bane ne?  ::)
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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2007, 08:24:04 PM »
Ups, just confirming my imani.  Ana nan tare.
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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2007, 09:10:22 PM »
We have some very touching stories up here.
Elgazus your situation is not weird. I Know that most people sometimes have strange thoughts (most often very very blasphemous). Once at an Islamic lecture a question was asked by someone that he has some kind of weird thoughts that should he mention these thoughts it would (maybe) make him a non believer.
The Imam told him that many many people have such kind of thoughts and he has been asked so many times.Fortunately the Mallam told him to thank Allah,that it was a sign of Iman.That it was Satan that was trying to affect his Iman.
He advised anyone with such thoughts not to mention them.
Nevertheless,the du'a for anyone having doubtful thoughts about his Iman should recite the verse 'Huwal auwwalu wal akhiru waz dhakiru wal batin wa huwa ala kulli shai'in qadeer' from Suratul Hadid(Q57 V3)
Allah ya Jikan Sheikh Ja'afar.


My thoughts:
This emanated from reading Husna's post on the Black teenager.
In a Hadith narrated by Abu Huraira (R.A) he said the Prophet told him that Allah created  his Rahma and divided it into 100 parts.He took 99 parts and shared the remaining 1 part among human beings.Said that if bani Adam knew Allah's Rahma then no one would have lost hope of entering Jannah.Also if bani Adam knew the punishment available at Allah's hand then they would have run as far away as possible from such punishments.
Although this is not the direct translation of the Hadith but that is the Muhallush shahid. What it means.
Now here is my thought:
If this 1 part of rahma is shared among all of us.
Hardly would anyone want to see a person (Muslim or non Muslim) suffer any calamity like being burnt in fire.This i believe is out of our rahma(one divided by the whole people ever to exist).
If out of one part we cant allow a person to burn then what happens with someone that has the 99 remaining parts.
It is not Allah's will at all to burn people in Hell fire.
Allah is not a wicked being.
His rahma is too wide for one to loose hope.

Ya hayyu ya qayyum bi RAHMATIKA astagithu.


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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2007, 12:01:02 PM »
Now I understand why a friend of mine always say "It could be worse", whenever a bad thing happen to him. He always takes things in his stride calmly.

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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2007, 03:26:47 PM »
Now I understand why a friend of mine always say "It could be worse", whenever a bad thing happen to him. He always takes things in his stride calmly.


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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2007, 07:53:25 PM »
yep things could have been worse so we should always thank Allah at good times and bad.
DK who you waving at?
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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2007, 11:59:22 AM »
yep things could have been worse so we should always thank Allah at good times and bad.
DK who you waving at?


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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2007, 01:52:44 PM »
Mugode wa Allah da Ya Halicce mu musulmi ya sanyamu a kasar musulmi kuma ya samu ke hurda da 'yan uwa musulmi. Mu gode maSa da  Ya bamu imani iya daidai gwargwado da imanin ya kansa mu kanyi tawakkali da irin rayuwar da muke cikin ta, ba ma janyo wa kammu bala'ai.
Dalilin wa 'yannan kalaman shine jiya ne da ga karfe 11 PM zuwa 2AM, na kalli two programs dealing with the same issue. One was a dramatization and the other was a real life happening documentary which followed a man as he was going through the odyssey of trying to locate his wife. What I am talking about is human trafficking.
This is the new or rather old menace in a new skin that is creating a nightmare for many women all over the world. Human trafficking of children goes on in Africa where kids are taken from their homes at a tender age and sold into domestic slavery. Elsewhere in the world, the human trafficking is of girls sold into sex slavery. That was the type I watched last night. To say I was upset is an understatement.
The dramatization showed the nitty gritty no holds barred way that criminal gangs trap innocent girls into this  hell. As it was a serialized program, I have so far seen the first installment. It follows three female characters who were each abducted in a different way by the same network of criminals operating in different countries and different continents. One woman was lured to Austria by her new boyfriend anad there he sold her immediately. The other was a 15 or 16 yr old girl who was chosen  by a 'modelling agency' which happened to be the traffickers posing as such. The other the saddest, was a 12 or 11 yr old girl who was forcefully abducted in the Philipphines.

The documentary couldnt show the nitty gritty of course, but the fact that it brings home the reality of it, since it was not fiction created a more powerful and unpleasant sensation with a lasting impact. It is the tale of a couple from the Ukraine or one of these east european countries, where the standard of living was very low and ppl eked out a hard life. The wife was a very beautiful 23 yr old girl, just married a yr earlier to the husband. She has a five yr old son and was 4 months gone with a second on the way. Her mother owns a shop or some such thing and she decided to go to Turkey to buy some commodities for the mother. Her husband has a male friend. When this male friend heard that she was going to Turkey, he offered to escort her there because he had some business to transact as he told them. Thus unsuspectingly, she goes to Turkey with him and when they got there, he sold her. Then he became guilt ridden after he'd heard that she'd been sold to a most notorious pimp. He phoned the husband and informed him that he'd sold his wife. Devastated, the husband somehow got a phone call from the wife who told him the situation she was in and begged him to rescue her. So the husband went on a wild goose chase to Turkey. He posed as one of the middlemen in the trafficking ring that sold the wife, in order to gain the trust of the pimp and also access to his wife. He set up a meeting but when the pimp showed up, the wife was not in tow. At anyrate, something went wrong and his cover was nearly blown. From then on he couldnt get any closer to his wife, although he tried as hard as he could to convince  her jailers that  he was only trying to protect their joint interests as the girl could be a lead to them since her case was being thoroughly investigated. His greatest fear was that if she became too much of a threat to them, they could kill her or deport her to another country and any chance of ever seeing her again would be lost forever and she would be condemned to a life of sexual slavery until the pimps got tired of her. In desperation, he began to haunt the streets at night in the hope that he might see her soliciting. Unfortunately, girls that were kidnapped and forced into prostitution are always kept under lock and key and closely monitored so there was no way that she would be out on the streets.
Eventually he gave up and went back to his country. Da yake Allah Mai Jin Kan bawansa ne, his persistence had paid off and the pimps had somehow thought to err on the side of caution and  had let the girl go. She made her way back home where he found her when he reached it. To tasu kenan.
His friend was prosecuted for trafficking. The wife agreed to testify in court against him. On the day of the hearing, the husband and wife went to court, but were barred from entering. The camera crew filming this documentary were allowed inside the courtroom however and that was how they came to know what traspired at the court. What happened inside was that a judge made an appearance at his desk moments after the defendant  was brought into the courtroom by two jailers. He had put up his jacket to hide his face. There was a cage and he was bundled into it, and the door shut. Then the judge delivered his sentence/ verdict what ever. In a case of human trafficking, criminals are given a maximum of 15 yrs in jail. Standing at his desk the judge passed a sentence of five yrs on the man and then followed up with a clause that  under article so and so section so and so, the sentence had been commuted to a five yr probation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. After that, the judge walked out of the court room. The cage door was opened and the guy..........
.................WALKED AWAY A FREE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG!!! I couldnt believe it!! It was so surreal! This is not I repeat NOT a movie, but a real life event that happened and was recorded in real time as it happened!!
The  husband and his wife meantime were standing outside waiting to hear the verdict. When they heard that he'd been released on probation, the husband said that this was sending a message to the trafficking world that you could do it get caught and get away with it. Afterward when he was interviewed, the convicted trafficker smugly said to the man interviewing him that he guessed that he'd hired a good lawyer  and that the judge was a good man to have given him a light sentence.
Allah Ya Kyauta.  The reason why I say that we should Praise Allah that we are born muslims and live in a muslim community is because most of these countries where the gangs 'recruit' the girls are dirt poor countries. Our countries are just as much affected by poverty, yet these tragedies hardly occur on such an organized scale. I am not saying that there is no prostitution in our societies, what I am saying is that we dont have organized crime that deals in sex slavery. I believe this is so, because the religion of Islam has come down very heavily on adultery prostitution etc, imposing such devastating penalties on the perpetrators even though it also gives stringent clauses for the use of the punishments. All in all we as muslims have been psyched to regard sexual misdemeanours as the worst of any of the crimes that one can indulge in, so that it will be a pretty rare day the day we have criminals selling girls into the sex industry on a massive scale as is happening now in Europe. (Its been estimated that around 500,000 girls are trafficked  every yr!)

Well anyway there is so much to say on this topic but i cant articulate my thoughts very well and I have other  things to do so I will stop here. Contributions on the subject highly sought
Ghafurallahi lana wa lakum

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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2007, 02:24:01 PM »
Hum, what a tourching story, i was eager to hear
that the culprit was sentenced to a long term jail,
when suddenly, you mentioned that probation of a
thing - kai ikon ALlah, I kept on imagining i am in
the scene, what would be my reaction?

Aunty Husnaa, why dont you transfer this post as
a new thread "HUMAN TRIFICKING", so that we
will not distort this thread "THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY"
because I have contribution to make on this
human traficking.

Cheers
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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2007, 01:01:45 PM »
About three to four hrs ago, I was on a ramadhan high. I thought of all sorts of wonderful and comforting things. I wanted to log on and write them out while the feeling lasted. Unfortunately,  I had other considerations. Now I am a bit free, but the high has gone. So I cant hyperbolize,  ;D (which is just as well.... keep a steady head.. thats the better).
I guess this is not a piece of advice as much as a thought: How many of us have ever despaired? Despaired of getting something that we have really really put our hearts into? Despaired because we couldnt get what we wanted and had that feeling of finality that it is forever out of our reach? Like a substitute just isnt good enough? I bet most of us have. I believe it is because in some things in life, we limit ourselves and what understanding we have, to this present life. We dont think beyond the possibility that what ever we want and we cant have, it doesnt mean that we are forever doomed not to have it and especially when it is a near impossible thing to have. If we cant have it in this world, we can certainly have it in the next world, providing that we enter Aljannatul Firdaus. The point is to REALLY BELIEVE that it will happen. The comfort to be derived from this is that when we do acquire what ever it is, it is everlasting and we will never get tired of it and it will always be a source of joy and happiness unlike its earthly counterpart, no sooner acquired no sooner bored with it.
If we dont despair but believe that in sha Allah one day a thing will be ours, it boosts our faith because one KNOWS for a certainty that the event will happen even though there will be calamity before the eventuality occurs. Thus you begin to feel such gratitude towards Allah because u begin to feel that HE IS not denying you anything in reality, just keeping what ever it is you wish for, at bay, that is all. Then you begin to try and think of ways of improving yourself so that the eventuality becomes favorable to you, i.e you dont end up in hell after all. So in that way, you begin to improve yr self as a muslim and with time, your iman increases to the level that all you want to do is please Allah regardless of where HE will put you or what your outcome in the afterlife is going to be.
So lets stop despairing. Mu fa musulmi 'yan gatan Allah ne truly speaking.
Ghafurallahi lana wa lakum

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Re: THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2007, 06:10:41 PM »
A wonderful piece.
Allahbamu sa'a kuma ya taimakemu Ameen dan Quran.
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