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The I-SOC (Islamic Society) (IV)

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    In the name of Allah- the Most Gracious, the Most Compassionate.


    Assalamuilakum-Warahmathullahi-Wabarakathuhu

    Welcome to the Islamic Society


    Click HERE to join the TSR Islamic Society
    Membership is open to all


    The TSR Islamic Society aims to unite both Muslims and non-Muslims alike, with the intention of discussing issues relating to Islam, current world affairs, seeking and offering advice for one another and general respectful chat (within reason).

    For answers to specific questions then please ask in the "Ask about Islam" threads here:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1240627



    Welcome to Part 4 of the I-Soc!

    Please stay on topic, keep the conversation related to the thread and make it beneficial for us all inshallah!
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    The other thread reached its limit?
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    Front page!!

    Salam all.
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    Mashallah! The best soc on TSR by far!
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    Why's there a new thread? :P

    Front page 2 lawl !! x
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    Rare poster reporting for duty.
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    Salamssssssss alll new thread Alhamdulillah
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    Salaam everyone. I will lurk often but rarely post. Most of what I see is good mashallah :yy:
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    Nooooooooooooooo

    I wanted to create the new thread! You cheated In2deep! But it's ok since you're the leader :h:

    Salaam Alaykum everyone
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    (Original post by Hylean)
    Closed as per request. Find new thread here
    Thank you
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    (Original post by CombineHarvester)
    Salaam everyone. I will lurk often but rarely post. Most of what I see is good mashallah :yy:
    Long time bro, how's life?




    (Original post by Tpos)
    Nooooooooooooooo

    I wanted to create the new thread! You cheated In2deep! But it's ok since you're the leader :h:

    Salaam Alaykum everyone

    I was instructed to do so :ninja: I'm sorry
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    (Original post by In2deep)
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    You still haven't answered me about your trip to the ME :sly:

    Come on I wanna know, how was it? What did you do there?
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    (Original post by In2deep)
    I was instructed to do so :ninja: I'm sorry
    hehe, don't worry about it



    (Original post by mel0n)
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    I just noticed how violent your avatar is! lol
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    "Today I feel as if I am only three years old and the rest of the years of my life have no value.
    Ibn Taymiyyah also spent 36 months imprisoned in the citadel during which he completed reciting the Quran 80 times. He would put his head on the floor in prostration from Isha until Fajr (all night long) repeating the supplication, “O Allah! Help me to remember You, be grateful to You and to worship You with excellence.”
    This is what you call a blessed, productive life.
    Prison teaches you the value of time. We are nothing more than a combination of days, hours, minutes and seconds. When a day passes a part of us dies along with it never to return. Time is immortal. We can never kill time but it is time that devours us day after day after day.

    People say that time is money. This is an illusion. Money can be replaced but lost time can never be replaced. Time is the most precious thing we posses. Ask the dead in the graves whether they would prefer time or money. They would probably give the whole earth full of gold in exchange for the chance to pray just one more salah. How deprived is the one who wasted years of his life waiting for a ‘tomorrow’ that never came?

    The classical scholar Sufyan Ath-Thawri said, “Fear evil when you are in a good situation and expect good when you are in an evil situation.”
    This is life. A wave of tidal currents that oscillates between the ebbs of hardship and the flows of ease. Allah tests us continuously, with good (to test our gratitude) and evil (to test our patience) until the day we meet Him.
    When all the people you encounter in your daily life- friends, neighbours, work colleagues, etc. – are what one may describe as decent, honest, genuine people, your worldview is limited to that narrow mindset. You begin to think that everyone and everything in the world is good. You cannot imagine concepts such as ‘evil.’
    That is why it is necessary to be subjected to physical, psychological, verbal and racist abuse in order to form a balanced view of the world. Having treaded both paths I have finally understood the hadith of the Prophet (SAS): “People are like 100 camels out of which you can hardly find one suitable to ride.” In other words less than one out of every 100 people is genuine: the rest are fakes to varying degrees.

    At times in our lives every one of us will cross paths with a handful of truly inspirational individuals who will have a life-changing effect on us even though we may meet them only once. You know that someone has had a profound effect on you when you find yourself remembering their faces, their actions and their words long after they leave your company. For some reason influential people tend to have more of an effect on you in their absence than their presence. The longer and more distant the absence (e.g. death, imprisonment, exile) the more the effect they have on you. I have been honoured to meet some exceptional individuals in my life and blessed to spend moments in their company.
    Time and time again I picture their blessed faces and hear the echoes of their precious words in my cell as I journey through the toils of prison life, even though they are far away from me. Their faith inspires me when I feel low, their determination motivates me when I lose hope and their wisdom advises me when I am in a difficult situation. Even though they are absent from me their influence is not.
    I am aware of men in unjust captivity today who are like priceless diamonds buried deep in a mine. It would not be an exaggeration to say it is not just those who know them, but the entire world that is deprived due to their absence. Allah says repeatedly in the Quran: “Indeed Allah is with the patient ones.”
    To the individual of weak iman, these are just empty words until an experience brings them to life. There are times in prison when you experience such utter despair, hopelessness and helplessness that you pray (and curse) not from your tongue or even in your heart, but from somewhere far deeper.
    Those are the times when you need a response to your supplication now. Not tomorrow, not next week, month or year, but now. And I swear that Allah, Generous and Bountiful is He, never abandons you when you call Him in such a state. In these situations His Response comes immediately. By this I do not mean a good dream, but real-life miracles that first melt then strengthen your shattered heart. These supernatural signs are Allah’s way of saying, “Don’t worry, I am still with you.”

    For years I recited the Quran day and night but I did not unlock its secrets and power until I came to prison.
    Now I understand why prison is known as the University of Islamic Knowledge. Muslims expect miracles from the sky but forget the miracle living in our very midst. The Quran is the story of my ordeal. Whoever wants to know what I have gone through need only read the Quran and reflect upon it.
    Many today say that these are dark days for the Muslim ummah. I beg to differ. These are glorious days that will be sorely missed once gone.

    Successive generations of Muslims will look back to these days as the days in which Islam was revived and heroes were made as dreams turned into realities. History is repeating itself as we have returned to the early days of Prophethood in Makkah. The Muhajireen (Emigrants) of today are those who have been forcibly expelled from their homes and estranged from their loved ones. The Ansar (Helpers) of today are those who are helping them and their families. It is precisely at times like these that nations discover their quest for mission and moment.
    There is no time to rest; that will come later. Prison is not a place of rest. In fact this whole dunya is not the realm of rest. Khalid bin Al-Waleed (RA) said, “Rest is only in the Hereafter. Man will rest in the Hereafter according to how much effort he expends in the dunya.”
    Imam Ahmad’s students asked him when they were experiencing hardships, “When will we rest?” He replied, “When our first step enters Paradise, that is when we will rest.”
    Fear of the future is what holds you prisoner; hope is what sets you free. Hardship is overcome by hope and the excitement of good things to come. And good things will come, for it is Allah’s unconditional Promise: “Allah will make after hardship, ease.” (Quran 65:7).
    I can feel the breeze of relief blowing in my face and its vibrations in my blood. It’s only a matter of time before it arrives.

    The story is not over yet as articulated by this quote: “Life is a book with many chapters. Some tell of tragedy, others tell of triumph. Some are dull and ordinary, others intense and exciting. The key to success in life is to never stop on a difficult page, to never quit on a tough chapter. Champions have the courage to keep turning the pages because they know that a better chapter always lies ahead, because with Allah all things are possible.” And the last chapter of a book is always the best…… "

    Babar Ahmad
    MashaAllah! SubhanAllah! He has a lot of patience and faith!
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    (Original post by In2deep)
    Long time bro, how's life?
    Yes it has :moon: (don't use smilies that much so copying off posts on this page)

    This is a very spammy popular thread anyway so it's not like it needs a lot of posts. Guvnor used to post good stuff here, quotes/hadiths. I'd be interested to know if we have any Ahmadiyya here but I don't want to start a fight. I'm not Ahmadiyya btw.
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    (Original post by CombineHarvester)
    Yes it has :moon: (don't use smilies that much so copying off posts on this page)

    This is a very spammy popular thread anyway so it's not like it needs a lot of posts. Guvnor used to post good stuff here, quotes/hadiths. I'd be interested to know if we have any Ahmadiyya here but I don't want to start a fight. I'm not Ahmadiyya btw.

    I don't think so. I've seen one or two members on TSR but they don't post here..

    Guvnor has been a little bit more busy lately but he does occasionally pop in, and I know you're not Ahmadiyya bro
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    (Original post by Tpos)
    hehe, don't worry about it



    I just noticed how violent your avatar is! lol
    Loool it's funny though :p:
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    (Original post by mel0n)
    Loool it's funny though :p:
    It sure is!
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    "Verily, in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find rest"

    The Prophet (saw) mentioned in numerous ahadith that a muslim should fear the du'a of he who has been wronged, for he said: "Fear the du'a of he who has been wronged, for verily it ascends to the skies faster than sparks (of light)."

    Let not your tongue mention the shame of another
    For you yourself are covered in shame and all men have tongues.
    If your eye falls upon the sins of your brother
    Shield them and say: "O my eye! All men have eyes!
    " Imam Shafii

    Never do I debate a man with a desire to hear him err in his speech, or to expose the flaws in his argument, and thus vanquish him. Whenever I face an opponent in debate I silently supplicate, ‘O Lord, help him so that truth may manifest itself in his heart and on his tongue. If it be that the truth is on my side, may he follow me; and if the truth be on his side, may I follow him. Imam Shafii
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