Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sun Allergies: Symptoms and Treatment

A sun allergy is a reaction of the immune system, caused by sensitivity due to sunlight, and is known as photosensitivity. They occur when the sun-exposed skin reacts abnormally to sunlight. Scientist are still not able to understand the exact reason for its occurrence, though some research indicates inheritance as one of its reasons. The most common explanation is that the immune system treats the sun-altered skin as foreign substances and activates its defensive mechanism against it, causing allergic reactions.

Sun Allergies: Symptoms and Treatment
There are mainly four types of sun allergies. Sun allergy symptoms and treatments depend on the type of sun allergy. Following are the types, its symptoms and treatments.

Polymorphous Light Eruption (PMLE)
PMLE symptoms are an itchy or burning skin rash, as red plaques or small fluid-filled blisters, that can bleed on rupture, on the sun-exposed skin. It occurs within a couple of hours after sun-exposure and at times maybe accompanied by chills, headache or nausea. It usually occurs on exposed portions of the neck, upper chest, arms and lower legs. They tend to disappear on their own in a couple of days, but for some people it keeps re-occurring every spring and summer, resulting in a decrease in the skin's sensitivity to sunlight.

A mild reaction can be treated using a cold compress application or spaying the skin with cold water in frequent intervals. A more severe or hardened allergy is treated through medications such as an oral antihistamine, like diphenhydramine or chlorpheniramine, or any anti-rash skin cream containing cortisone. For extreme cases, doctors usually prescribe photo therapy treatment, where the skin is gradually exposed to ultraviolet light (UV), in small and frequent doses to build skin resistance to the sun. Sometimes, a combination of psoralen and ultraviolet light, antimalarial drugs or beta-carotene tablets are also used for treating PMLE sun allergy.

Actinic Prurigo
This form of sun allergy is an inherited form of PMLE. As its nature is inheritable, it begins early in life during childhood or adolescence. They share similar symptoms as PMLE form, but the rash occurs more on the face, than any other place. It re-occurs in spring and summer, while in tropical climates it persists round the year. Actinic prurigo sun allergy is treated using medications that include corticosteroids, thalidomide, antimalarial drugs, beta-carotene and UV, depending on the severity of the allergy.

Photoallergic Eruption
When the skin is exposed to sun, at times it reacts to the chemical component or substance present in the application used on the skin, such as sunscreen, fragrances, cosmetics or ointments and even to some prescribed drugs. The skin reacts and produces tiny red rashes or fluid-filled blisters. It may also spread through clothing, that covers the infected area. Most of the times, these symptoms present themselves after 2 to 3 days of sun exposure. The duration of photo allergic eruption, depends on the duration of the particular chemical substance used. The most common treatment prescribed by the doctor other than corticosteroid cream, is to find and eliminate the allergy causing products.

Solar Urticaria
This rare form of allergy is considered to be the only true form of sun allergy. It produces hives on the affected parts of the skin. It exhibits symptoms within minutes of exposure to sunlight, and if the hives are formed individually, they fade away within a couple of hours. It is treated as per its severity. For mild allergies, oral antihistamine or an anti-itch skin cream, containing cortisone is prescribed. For severe symptoms, a combination of psoralen and ultraviolet light, antimalarial drugs or beta-carotene tablets are used for its treatment.

Some over the counter medications like Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and quercitin (flavonoids) can prove to be helpful in treating and healing sun allergies. Besides these, preventive measures like using a good quality and high SPF sunscreen, and sun protection gear, should be used regularly. Exposure to sunlight cannot be avoided, but a few simple preventions taken, can save us the agony of dealing with sunburns and rashes

Monday, October 4, 2010

Husband's Responsibility Etiquette Towards His Wife

It is certainly not deficiency, but rather good manners, that the husband shares responsibility in household work like mending garments or what is similar to that. The wife takes care of the household affairs. So, it is from good manners that the husband extends a helping hand to his wife in the house during times of necessity such as when she is sick, pregnant, has given birth, etc. A man should not feel shy in serving himself.
The exemplary husband is he who cooperates with his wife by keeping good relations and showing kind manners (to her). Truly, the husbands who help their wives in their work are the best of mankind in the view of Islam. This good way of living between the spouses must be deeply imbedded into the daily marital life, even if the matter were to reach divorce.
Beware of characterizing the relationship between the spouses with over-seriousness. For indeed characterizing the family life with a militaristic nature amounts to one of the causes for failure and bad results.
Among the kind and noble manners of the husband is that he complies and assents to the requests of his wife, so long as they are not forbidden in the Religion. Extravagance in food, drink and clothing leads to the door of forbidden things in the Religion.
No human being is perfect. So no doubt the husband will see things in his wife that do not comply with his preferences. If these aspects are not in opposition to the fundaments of the Religion or to the obedience of the husband and his rights, then he should not try to change her personality to make it comply with his preferences.
He must always remember that for each one of the couple, there will be an aspect of one's personality that conflicts with the other's personality. The husband should always remember that if he doesn't like some things in his wife, then indeed she will have other characteristics that are definitely pleasing to him.
Do not look for the errors of your wife and recount them to her, for too much blaming and reprimanding will worsen the relationship between the two of you, and it will pose a threat to your marital life. So overlook each other's mistakes.
If you are able, do not hold back from providing your wife with good clothing and food, and from being generous in spending money on her. This is of course according to the extent of your ability.
Do not belittle the importance of correcting your wife if she does things that go against the Religion. This should be the main, if not the only reason that should cause you to become angry.
The woman is the head of the household, the one responsible for it. So do not attempt to meddle into affairs that do not fall into your area of duties and responsibilities, such as the food and the upkeep of the house.
Beware of scolding your wife in presence of others, even if they are your own children. For indeed that is unsuitable behavior that turn the hearts of people against each other.
Having protective jealousy and caring about the modesty of your wife is a praiseworthy thing, which shows your love for her. However it is on the condition that you do not go to great lengths in this jealousy. For then at that point, it would turn into something worthy of no praise.
Beware of divulging any secrets connected with the intimate encounters you have with your wife, for that is something restricted and forbidden.
Constantly maintain the cleaning of your mouth and the freshening of your breath.
Guardianship of your wife doesn't mean that you can exploit what Allah has bestowed upon you from taking charge of her, such that you harm and oppress her.
Showing respect and kindness to your wife's family is showing respect and kindness to her. And this applies even after her death.
Too much joking will lead to (your family having) little fear (of disobeying you) and a lack of respect for you. So do not joke too much and lose respect.
Fulfilling the conditions that you promised your wife in the marriage contract is very important.. So do not neglect that after getting married.
When you advise her or simply talk to her, choose the kindest and nicest of words and expressions. It is not proper for you to ask your wife to look for work outside the house or to spend upon you from her wealth.
Do not overburden your wife with chores that she is not able to handle. Consider, with extreme regard, the environment she was raised up in. Work in rural atmosphere is not like that in urban places. What a strong woman is prepared for and able to do, cannot be done by a weak woman.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

50 things to know about marriage

1. Great relationships don't just happen; they are created. You have to work at it.

2. If your job takes all of your best energy, your marriage will suffer.

3. One of the greatest gifts you can give your spouse is your own happiness.

4. It is possible to love and hate someone at the same time.

5. When you complain about your spouse to your friends (which you shouldn't), remember that their feedback can be distorted.

6. The only rules in your marriage are those you both choose to agree with.

7. It is not conflict that destroys marriage; it is the cold, smoldering resentment that you hold for a long time.

8. It's not what you've got, it's what you do with what you have.

9. If you think you are too good for your spouse, think again.

10. Growing up in a happy household doesn't ensure a happy marriage, or vice versa.

11. It's never too late to repair damaged trust.

12. The real issue is usually not the one you are arguing about.

13. Love isn't just a feeling; it is expressed through our actions.

14. Expectations set us up for disappointment and resentment.

15. Arguments cannot be avoided, but destructive arguments can be avoided.

16. One of the greatest gifts you can give your spouse is focused attention.

17. Even people with happy marriages sometimes worry that they married the wrong person.

18. Your spouse cannot rescue you from unhappiness, but they can help you rescue yourself.

19. The cost of a lie is far greater than any advantage you gain from speaking it.

20. Your opinion is not necessarily the truth.

21. Trust takes years to establish and moments to destroy.

22. Guilt-tripping won't get you what you really want.

23. Don't neglect your friends.

24. If you think, "You are not the person I married," you are probably right.

25. Resisting the temptation to prove your point will win you a lot of points.

26. Generosity of spirit is the foundation of a good marriage.

27. If your spouse is being defensive, you might be giving them reasons to be like that.

28. Marriage isn't 50/50; it's 100/100.

29. You can pay now or pay later, but the later you pay, the more interest and penalties you acquire.

30. Marriage requires sacrifice, but your benefits outweigh your costs.

31. Forgiveness isn't a one-time event; it's a continuous process.

32. Accepting the challenges of marriage will shape you into a better person.

33. Creating a marriage is like launching a rocket: once it clears the pull of gravity, it takes much less energy to sustain the flight.

34. A successful marriage has more to do with how you deal with your current reality than with what you've experienced in the past.

35. Don't keep feelings of gratitude to yourself.

36. There is no greater eloquence than the silence of real listening.

37. One of the greatest questions to ask your spouse is "How best can I love you?"

38. Marriage can stay fresh over time.

39. Assumptions are fine as long as you check them before acting upon them.

40. Intention may not be the only thing, but it is the most important thing.

41. Good sex won't make your marriage, but it'll help.

42. Privacy won't hurt your marriage, but secrecy will.

43. Possessiveness and jealousy are born out of fear, not love.

44. Authenticity is contagious and habit-forming.

45. If your spouse thinks something is important, then it is.

46. Marriage never outgrows the need for romance.

47. The sparkle of a new relationship is always temporary.

48. There is violence in silence when it's used as a weapon.

49. It's better to focus on what you can do to make things right, then what your partner did to make things wrong.

50. If you think marriage counseling is too expensive, try divorce.

Monday, September 27, 2010

How much of the Quran should I read daily to not be of the neglectful?

Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Mas?ood [Radhiallaahu anhu] that Rasulullah [Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam] mentioned, ?He who recites one Harf (letter) of the Qur?aan, he will receive one reward and one will be multiplied ten fold.? He further mentioned, ?I am not saying Alif-laam-meem is one letter, but alif is one letter, laam is one letter and maam is one letter.? (Tirmidhi)
This means that only for the recitation of Alif-laam-meem, one will get thirty rewards, and if one recites ?alhamd? he will get fifty rewards because it consists of five letters.
From the above narration, we learn the more Qur?aan recited by an individual, the more rewards one will attain. It was the practise of the Sahaaba [Radhiallahu anhum] that they used to complete one Qur?aan every week. For this, they have distributed the Qur?aan into seven parts which is known as Manzils or Ahzaab.
In the first century, the Qur?aan was distributed in Akhmaas and A?shaar.
Akhmaas ? after every five Aayaat on the side of the Qur?aan ?kh? was written.
A?shaar ? after every ten Aayaat on the side of the Qur?aan ?ashr? was written.
After a while, these signs were done away with and the Qur?aan was then distributed according to its subjects, composition and stories, etc. The distribution is called Rukus and on the side of the Qur?aan to signify a Ruku an ?ayn? is written. The idea of this distribution was so that the Qur?aan be distributed in a very moderate amount so that one may recite that amount in one Rakaat of Salaat. It is for this reason it is called Ruku because it is here where a person will go into Ruku. In the entire Qur?aan, there are 540 Rukus.
There is no specific amount for one to recite daily. However, one should remember ? the more he recites, the more reward he will attain.
Hadhrat Imaam Abu Hanifa [ra] has mentioned, ?It is the right of the Qur?aan, then we at least complete it twice every year. Once in the month of Ramadhaan and once in the remaining months of the year.?
and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best
Qari Ismail Abdul-Aziz
checked & approved by: MUFTI EBRAHIM DESAI (FATWA DEPT.)
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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Akhlaq-e-Nabvi - Edited

  1. Aala nasab
  2. Aala hasab
  3. Qaum ashraf
  4. Qabeela ashraf
  5. Khandan ashraf
  6. Aapka naam ahrmed rakha gaya jis ka matlab hai sabse zyada qabil-e-tareef
  7. Aap sabse zyada sakhee (generous) thay
  8. Sabse zyada bahadur thay
  9. Sabse zyada duniya se be-raghbat (indifferent) thay
  10. Sabse zyada maharbaan thay
  11. Sabse zyada khubsoorat chehre wale thay
  12. Yaani sirf akhlaaqi aitbaar se hi khubsoorat nhi thay, Allah ne aapko shakl-o-soorat bhi behad haseen di thi
  13. Sabse behtreen akhlaaq ke haamil thay
  14. Bohat naram dil wale thay
  15. Nihayat maharbaan dost thay
  16. Tamaam jahan walo ke liye rahmat bana kar bheje gaye thay
  17. Kasrat se zikr-e-ilaahi karte thay
  18. Aap har waqt allah ko yaad karte aur kasrat se tasbeeh aur istighfaar karte
  19. Ek din mein 70-100 times istighfaar karte
  20. Jab kabhi ghamgeen hote to ya hayyu ya qayyoomu birahmatika astaghees parh allah se fariyad karte
  21. Aap apne waqt per namaz parhte thay
  22. Aap raat ka ek taveel hissa qayaam karte thay means kharre ho kar namaz parhte thay
  23. Namaz mein quran ko thahar thahar kar parhte thay
  24. Aayat-e-rahmat per ruk kar allah se rahmat maangte aur aayat-e-azaab per ruk kar allah se panah maangte
  25. Itni ibaadat karte ke pair sooj jaate aur farmate ke kya main allah ka shukr guzaar banda na banu
  26. Lekin logo ko halki namaz parhaate
  27. Namaz ke dauraan agar bachche ke rone ki awaz aati to namaz ko mukhtasar kar dete
  28. Beemar hote to baith kar namaz parhte lekin namaz chhorrte nhi thay
  29. Safar mein namaz-e-qasr ada karte
  30. Din charhne per nama-e-chasht ada karte
  31. Larrai mein fatah hoti ya koi khushi naseeb hoti to fauran sajda karte
  32. Yaani har aham kaam mein fauran namaz ki taraf daurrte
  33. Ramzan ke maheene mein nek kaamo mein bohat barh jaate thay khusoosan sadqa aur khairaat karne mein tez aandhi se bhi zyada barh jaate
  34. Jibreel (AS) ke saath quran ka daur karte
  35. Jaise hi ramzan ka akhri ashra shuru hota to aap khud bhi jaagte aur apne gharwalo ko bhi jaate
  36. Har saal aitkaaf karte
  37. Ramzan ke alawa shaban mein bhi kasrat se roze rakhte
  38. Baaqi maheeno mein bhi bohat roze rakhte
  39. Kabhi lagatar itne roze rakhte ke lagta tha ke abb kabhi aap roza nhi chhorrenge
  40. Aur jabb nahin rakhte to aisa lagta tha ke abb kabhi nhi rakhenge
  41. Chand ki 13, 14, 15/monday/thursday/10 Muharram aur ashra-e-dilhijah ke roze rakhte
  42. Shawwal ke 6 rozo ka bhi ahtamaam farmaate
  43. Roza aksar khajoor se iftaar karte
  44. Eid per ghusl karte
  45. Behtreen libaas pahante
  46. Eid ke liye paidal aate aur jaate
  47. Khwateen ko bhi eidgaah jaane ka hukm dete
  48. Eid-ul-fitr ke din meethi cheez khaa kar namaz ke liye jaate
  49. Eid-ul-azha ke mauqe per har saal qurbaani karte
  50. Khud bhi sadqa karte aur doosro ko bhi sadqa karne ka hukm dete
  51. Koi cheez kal ke liye bacha kar nhi rakhte thay
  52. Koi sadqa le kar aata to uss ko dua dete
  53. Kisi mangne wale ko inkaar na karte
  54. Agar kuchh dene ke liye paas kuchh na hota to khamoshi ikhtiyaar karte
  55. Kisi ko hadiya keh kar dete to kisi ko kuchh hiba kar dete
  56. Kabhi khareed-o-farokht mein zyada adayegi karte
  57. Qarz lete to zyada lautaate hanlanki maal ka zaaya karna bilkul pasand na tha
  58. Gharwalo ki khidmat karne ko aib mahsoos na karte
  59. Aap apna joota khud see lete thay matlab usay khud hi repair kar lete thay
  60. Paani bharne ke dol ko bhi khud hi repair kar lete thay
  61. Apne kapdo per bhi khud hi paiband laga lete aur see lete thay
  62. Kapdo per lagi hui chhoti moti gandgi jaise baal ya keerre etc khud hi saaf kar lete
  63. Apne haath se bakri ka doodh nikaal lete thay
  64. Oral hygeine ka bohat khyal rakhte thay
  65. Subah so kar uthte to sabse pehle miswak karte
  66. Ghar mein enter karte to pehla kaam miswak karna hota
  67. Sote waqt bhi miswak aapke paas hota
  68. Jo shakhs raat ko wuzu karke sota hai to poori raat farishte uss ke liye rahmat ki duayein karte hain
  69. Aap (saw) har namaz ke liye alag wuzu karte
  70. Wuzu ka aaghaaz bismillah se karte aur kabhi ek hi wuzu se kayi namazein bhi parh lete
  71. Wuzu mein paani ke israaf (wastage) se bachte
  72. Right hand se khaate
  73. Apne saamne ki side se khaate
  74. 3 ungliyon se khaate
  75. Khaane ke baad ungliyaan chaat lete
  76. Khaane khaate hue tek na lagate
  77. Let ke bhi nhi khaate thay
  78. Zameen per baithte aur khaate thay
  79. Koi bhi cheez uss waqt tak na khaate thay jabb tak ke confirm na ho ke kya hai
  80. Kisi khaane mein aib nahi nikaalte
  81. Khaane ke baad alhamdulillah kehte
  82. Makkhan aur khajoor pasand farmaate
  83. Bohat hot drinks nahin peete thay
  84. Peene mein sabse zyada pasandeeda thandi aur meethi cheez hoti jaise sharbat
  85. Paani right hand se 3 saans mein peete
  86. Khaane mein doosro ko shareek karna pasand karte
  87. Hazrat Anas(ra) se farmate ke dekho agar koi mere saath khaane mein shaamil ho jaye
  88. Kabhi bistar per sote to kabhi zameen per
  89. Dahini (right) karwat se sote
  90. Leather ka takiya aur bistar istemaan karte jis mein khajoor ki chhaal bhari hoti
  91. Isha ki namaz se pehle sona pasand nahin farmaate thay
  92. Raat sone se pehle surma lagaate aur dua parh kar sote aur dua parhte hue jaagte
  93. Aapki chaal ba-waqaar aur pur-sukoon thi
  94. Jab chalte to peechhay murr kar nahi dekhte thay
  95. Kabhi joota pahan kar aur kabhi nange pair bhi chalte
  96. Ye baat aap (saw) ko napasand thi ke koi aapke peechhay chale
  97. Jis tarah ka bhi kapda mayassar hota pahan lete
  98. Achchhe se achchha bhi aur paiband laga kapda bhi pahan lete
  99. Dikhaawe ke liye kapda pahanna pasand nahi farmaate thay
  100. Mardo ko resham pahanne se mana karte
  101. Kurta pasandeeda libaas tha
  102. Poori aasteen zeb-e-tan farmaate
  103. Umaama kabhi topi ke saath aur kabbi baghair topi ke istemaal farmaate
  104. Chandi ki angoothi pahante
  105. Zyadatar green color pasand tha
  106. Ghorre oont gadhe aur khachchar etc sab per sawari kar lete
  107. Kabhi apne aage ya peechhhe kisi aur ko bhi saath bitha lete
  108. Aksar sawari per nafil namaz ada karte
  109. Thursday ke din safar karna pasand karte
  110. Safar se wapsi per ghar jaane se pehle masjid mein 2 rakat namaz ada karte
  111. Mulaqat ke mauqe per salam mein pahal karte aur musafa karte
  112. Jab tak doosra shakhs haath na chhorrta aap bhi nhi chhorrte
  113. Salam ka jawab zabaan se dete sirf ishaare se nahin
  114. Mulaqat ke waqt baat ko dhyan se sunte
  115. Jab aap kisi majlis mein tashreef farma hote to jis baat per log taajjub karte uss baat per aap bhi taajjub karte
  116. Majlis mein jab koi hansta to aap bhi muskuraate yaani mood off karke ya bilkul chup kar ke nhi baithe rehte thay
  117. Kabhi koi baahar ka aadmi sakht kalaami karta to tahammul se kaam lete aur sakht jawab nahin dete
  118. Ehsaan ka badla dene wale ke siwa kisi ki tareef pasand na karte
  119. Zaroorat se zyada tarreef bhi napasand thi
  120. Kisi majme mein jaate to jahan jagah milti wahin baith jate
  121. Chheenk aane per awaz ahista ka lete aur alhamdulillah kehte
  122. Koi aur chheenkta to jawab bhi dete yaani ke yarhamukallah kehte
  123. Chehre ko haath ya kapde se dhaanp lete
  124. Jamhaai (yawning) ke waqt bhi aisa hi karte ya rok lete
  125. Majlis ke ikhtitaam () per Allah ka zikr karte
  126. Aap (SAW) kasrat se Allah ka zikr karne waale thay aur aapke kalaam mein laghw aur bekar baatein na thi
  127. Aap (SAW) ka kalaam waazeh (clear/understandable) tha.
  128. Samjhane ke liye thahar thahar kar bolte thay
  129. Baat ko 3 baar dohraate thay
  130. Is tarah bolte ke sunne wala baat poori tarah samajh jaata
  131. Aisi guftgu farmaate ke agar koi alfaaz (words) ko ginna chaahta to gin sakta tha
  132. Aap (SAW) baat utni karte jitni zaroori hoti
  133. Aap (SAW) ko bohat zyada sawaal (questioning) aur qeel-o-qaal (gossips) pasand nahi thay.
  134. Aap (SAW) ki guftgu mein kisi ki na to gheebat hoti aur na hi taane hote.
  135. Aap (SAW) kisi ke aib nahi ginwaate thay
  136. Aap (SAW) kisi ke androoni baaton (internal/personal affairs) ki toh mein na rehte thay
  137. Baat wahi karte jis se koi mufeed (beneficial) nateeja nikal sake
  138. Aap (SAW) zyadatar khamosh rehte aur kam hanste lekin bohat khushmizaaj thay
  139. Khush hote to aap (SAW) ka chehra mubarak chamak uthta tha aur jab naraz hote to chehre per narazgi ka izhaar hote means jo dil mein hota wahi baahar hota
  140. Na khushi mein kehkahe thay aur na rone mein cheekh pukaar thi. Bass ankhon ashqbaar hoti yaani aansu aa jaate
  141. Hazrat Jareer (RA) farmate hain ke aapne kabhi mujhe apne paas aane se nahin roka aur kabhi aisa nahin hua ke maine aapko dekha ho aur aap muskuraaye na ho
  142. Aap (SAW) ka akhlaaq Quran tha yaani ke Aap (SAW) chalta phirta quran thay
  143. Hamesha sach bolte aur jhooth se nafrat karte
  144. Waade ki paabandi karte
  145. Haq ki himayat karte
  146. Bohat bahadur aur nidar thay
  147. Mushkilat aur pareshani mein sabr karne wale thay
  148. Baa-parda kunwati larrki se zyada hayadaat thay
  149. Jo aapko dekhta aapka rob uss per parrta lekin jaise jaise aashna (acquented) hote aapse mohabbat karne lagta
  150. Aap narm mizaaj thay. Sakht mizaaj na thay.
  151. Dunkiya aur uss ki cheezein ghussa na dila sakti thi
  152. Agar koi haq ki mukhaalifat karta tab hi ghussa karte
  153. Zaati (personal) maamlo mein kabhi ghussa na karte aur na hi kabhi intiqaam liya.
  154. Barri se barri sakht baat per aap tahammul se kaam lete
  155. Burai ka badla burai se na dete thay balki maaf farma dete aur darguzar kar dete thay.
  156. Azwaj-e-Mutahharaat (His (SAW) wives) ke saath nihayat achchha bartaaw tha
  157. Unn se achchhe akhlaaq se pesh aate
  158. Hazrat Aisha (RA) ko Aa-ish keh kar pukaarte
  159. Ek jagah khaana khaate
  160. Ek bartan se ghusl kar lete
  161. Unn ki god mein tek lagate aur quran parhte
  162. Hazrat Aisha ke saath daurh (running) ka muqabla kiya to ek baar wo aage nikal gayi aur doosri dafa Aap (SAW) unn se aage nikal gaye
  163. Azwaj-e-Mutahharat ke saath adl-o-insaaf ka maamla karte
  164. Bachcho ke saath intahaai shafqat se pesh aate
  165. Unn ke paas se ghuzarte to khud salaam karte
  166. Fatima (RA) aati to unn ke haath aur maatha chumte phir khaas jagah per bithaate
  167. Hazrat Hassan (RA) bin Ali (Ra) ke liye apni zabaan nikaalte to wo apko dekh kar muskuraate yaani bachcho ke saath bachcho ki tarah maamla karte
  168. Aap namaz parh rahe hote aur Hasan (RA) aur Hussain (RA) khel rahe hote aur aapki peeth (back) per sawaat ho jaate jabb aap sajde mein jaate
  169. Umaama jo aapki nawasi thi kandhe per hoti aur aap (SAW) namaz parha rahe hote
  170. Fajr ki namaz ke baad masjid mein saathiyon ke saath baith jaate
  171. Unn ki baatein sunte. Koi khwaab sunaata to uss ka matlab bayaan karte. Sher (poetry) bhi sunte aur uss per inaam bhi dete
  172. Ghaneemat ya sadqa baantte. Hadiya qubool karte aur badle mein bhi dete.
  173. Khushbu bohat pasand thi. Iss liye khushbu ka tohfa kabhi radd na karte
  174. Achchhe naam pasand karte aur bure naam badal dete
  175. Mehmaan nawazi mein bohat aage rehte
  176. Khud bhi mehman nawaazi farmaate
  177. Kabhi aisa bhi hota ke ghar mein saara khaana mehmaan ki nazar ho jaata aur ghar wale khud faaqa karte
  178. Dawat bhi qubool karte
  179. Agar koi ghulaam bhi Jou ki roti ki dawat karte to qubool farmaate yaani mamooli se mamooli cheez ki bhi dawat qubool farmaate
  180. Logo ki hidaayat ke liye tadapte
  181. Aap farmaate thay
    [Yassiru wa la tuassiru] Aasani kiya karo, mushkil paida na kiya karo
    [Bashshiru wa la tunaffiru] khushkhabri diya karo aur nafrat na dilaaya karo
  182. koi do baaton mein selection karna hota to aasan ko select karte basharte ke gunah na ho
  183. Aap (SAW) ne kabhi kisi pe apna haath nhi uthaaya aur na kisi ki tauheen ki
  184. Logo ko aapse door nhi kiya jaata tha
  185. Aap (SAW) ke liye hato bacho ki awazein nhi aati thi
  186. Aur na logo ko aapse mar mar kar door kiya jaata
  187. Kisi muhim per logo ko rawana karte hue ameer-e-karwan ko dua dete aur naseehat karte
  188. Miskeeno ke kaam aate aur yateemo ki sarparasti karte
  189. Maqroozo ko qarz utaarne mein madad karte
  190. Ghulamo ke saath husn-e-sulook karte aur unhe azad karte aur azar karne ki takeed farmate
  191. Miskeeno aur bebaso ke saath aise baithte ke koi aapko pehchaan nahi sakta tha
  192. Bewaon (widows) aur miskeeno ki zarooratein poori karne ke liye unn ke saath jaate
  193. Ek maamuli laundi (female ghulaam) apne masail ke solution ke liye aapka haath pakad kar aapko jahan chaahti le jaati
  194. Aap ghareeb logo ki baat bhi iss tarah sunte thay jaise kisi bohat important shakhsiyat ki sun rahe ho
  195. Jab koi maangne wala ya zarooratmand aata to sathiyon ko nekiyon mein shareek karte
  196. Logo ke gham mein shareek rehte aur kamzor musalmaano se khud milne jaate
  197. Unn ki iyaadat ke liye jaate, dua farmaate aur unn ka janaza bhi parhte
  198. Jaanwaro per bhi khaas rehmat aur shafqat farmaate
  199. Darakhton (Trees) ko bina wajah kaatne aur khetiyaan kharaab karne se mana farmaate thay

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Deeds that wash away our sins

The following are some statements of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) on what deeds could lead to forgiveness of our past and future sins. The statements were collected in the book Al-Bihar Az-Zakhirah fi Asbab Al-Maghfirah
  1. Perfecting one's ablution
    "No worshipper perfects his ablution except that his past and future sins are forgiven." (Hasan, Al-Bazzar. Al-Haythami and Al-Mundhiri agreed upon.)
  2. Fasting in Ramadan
    "Whoever fasts Ramadan out of faith and seeking Allah's reward then his past and future sins are forgiven." (Ahmad)
  3. Night prayer in Ramadan
    "Whoever stands (in prayer) in Ramadan out of faith and seeking Allah's reward then his past and future sins are forgiven." (Sahih An-Nasa'i)
  4. Night of Al-Qadr
    Laylat-ul-Qadr or the Night of Al-Qadr can be expected in the odd nights of the last 10 days of Ramadan. He who performs the night prayer in it out of belief and seeking Allah's reward his past and future sins are forgiven. (Ahmad)
  5. Thanking Allah after eating and putting one's clothes on
    "Whoever ate food and then said, 'Praise be to Allah who has fed me this food and provided it for me, without any strength or power on my part', is forgiven his past (and future*) sins. And whoever wears a garment and says, 'Praise be to Allah who has clothed me with this (garment) and provided it for me, without any strength or power on my part', is forgiven his past and future sins." (Ibn Majah, Abu Dawood, Al-Tirmidhi, An-Nasa'i, and others)
    The addition marked by (*) is related by Abu Dawood. Sheikh Al-Albani declared it Hasan in Sahih Al-Jami (no. 6086).
  6. Getting old in Islam
    "No one reaches 40 years in Islam except that Allah protects him from madness, leprosy and leucoderma. When he is 50, Allah makes his reckoning easy. When he reaches 60, Allah grants him repentance. And when he reaches 70, Allah loves him and the inhabitants of the heavens love him.
    And when he reaches 80, Allah accepts his good deeds and overlooks his sins. When he reaches 90, Allah forgives his past and future sins, and he is named 'the prisoner of Allah on earth' and is granted intercession (for forgiveness) for his family." (Hasan, Ibn Asakir. Ahmad Shakir said in his notes on Al-Musnad, 8/23, 25: "Its chain is at least Hasan. It is supported with other chains which raise it to the level of Sahih.")
  7. Neither Ruqya nor belief in bad omens
    "I was told: 'These are your people and amongst them there are 70,000 who shall enter Paradise without being taken to either account or torment.' …'They are those who do not make Ruqya nor seek it, nor believe in bad omens, but trust in their Lord (Allah).'" (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
  8. Patiently bearing children's death
    "Whoever buries three children, Allah will forbid the (Hell) Fire for him." (Sahih, Tabarani in Al-Kabeer, Al-Albani authenticated it in Sahih Al-Jami, no. 6238)
    "There are no two Muslim parents whose three children die before reaching puberty except that Allah will enter them into Paradise due to His mercy to the children.
    It will be said to them, 'Enter the Paradise,' so they will say, 'Not until our parents enter first.' It will be said, 'Enter the Paradise you and your parents.' (Ahmad and An-Nasa'i; Al-Albani authenticated it in Sahih Al-Jami, no. 5780)

    "Whoever remains content and patient after the death of three of his offspring will enter Jannah."

    A woman said, "What about two?" The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "And two." (Sahih, An-Nasa'i and Ibn Hibban; authenticated by Al-Albani in Sahih Al-Jami, no. 5969)
  9. Raising three daughters
    "There is no one from my Ummah who takes care of three daughters or three sisters, and is nice to them, except that they will be a screen (protection) for him from the Fire." (Sahih, Al-Bayhaqi and Al-Bukhari in Al-Adab, authenticated by Al-Albani in Sahih Al-Jami, no. 5372)
  10. Defending a Muslim's honor
    "Whoever defends the honor of his brother in absence has the right with Allah to be freed from the Fire." (Sahih, Ahmad and Al-Tabarani; authenticated by Al-Albani in Sahih Al-Jami, no. 6240)
  11. Sincerity to Allah
    No servant who says 'La ilaha ill Allah', seeking the pleasure of Allah, will reach the Day of Judgment, except that Allah will forbid the Fire for him. (Ahmad and Al-Bukhari) Hafidh Ibn Hajr said, "It's not like that (i.e. not entering the Fire at all) for everyone who believed in Tawheed and worshiped, but it is specific for the sincere, and sincerity (Ikhlas) requires the realization of its meaning by the heart. One cannot imagine that the heart will reach that while persisting in sins, as the heart would be filled with the love and fear of Allah, whereupon limbs will embark upon obedience and leave disobedience."
  12. Crying out of fear of Allah
    "No man who cried out of fear of Allah will enter the Fire until the milk returns to the udder, and dust in the path of Allah (Jihad) and the smoke of the Fire cannot go together." (Ahmad, Al-Tirmidhi, and An-Nasa'i; authenticated by Al-Albani in Sahih Al-Jami, no. 7778)
  13. Congregational prayer for 40 days
    "Whoever prays to Allah for 40 days in congregation, reaching the opening Takbeer (Takbeer Al-Ihram), will have two (rewards)written for him: freedom from the Fire and freedom from hypocrisy." (Al-Tirmidhi, declared Hasan by Al-Albani in Sahih Al-Jami, no. 6365)
  14. Praying four Rak`at before and after Dhuhr
    "Whoever is consistent in praying four units of prayer before Dhuhr and four after it, Fire will be forbidden for him." (Sahih, Abu Dawood, An-Nasa'i, Al-Tirmidhi, and Ibn Majah; authenticated by Al-Albani in Sahih Al-Jami, no. 6195)
  15. Praying before sunrise and after sunset
    "No one will enter Fire who prays before sunrise and after sunset." (Ahmad, Muslim, Abu Dawood, and An-Nasa'i; meaning: Fajr and Asr prayers)
  16. Good character
    "Whoever is easy-going, easy to deal with and kindhearted, Allah will forbid the Fire for him." (Sahih, Al-Hakim in Al-Mustadrak, Al-Bayhaqi, Al-Tabarani; authenticated by Al-Albani in Sahih Al-Jami, no. 6484)