Sunday, April 29, 2007

A Women Like No Other! Mary: The Mother Of Jesus (peace be upon them)

In highest level of eloquence The Noble Quran honors the Mother Of Jesus with Words which have never been used for any living women, God Almighty shields her from all forms of assertions made against her.

Maryam, like the rest of her family, was known among her people for her devotion to Allah as well as her religiosity, chastity, and sincerity. Allah Almighty speaks of her as someone obedient to Him.

And Maryam, the daughter of 'Imran, who guarded her chastity-We breathed Our Spirit into her. She confirmed the Words of her Lord and His Book, and was one of the obedient. (Chapter at-Tahrim: Verse 12)

… and she who guarded her chastity. We breathed into her some of Our Spirit and made her and her son a Sign for all the worlds. (Chapter al-Anbiya': 91)

The trial of Maryam was that that she had to face such filthy and repulsive accusations despite being a chaste woman who held Allah in the greatest respect and awe. These people ignored her impeccable character and honorable conduct, despite her own reputation and that of her family, and so, as always, she turned toward Allah, and trusted in Him, knowing that He would defend her in the best possible way.

The Life of this great woman is an exemplary for women of all time to pursue.

May God Almighty grant all the women of today to at least grab a glimpse of the life of this great woman.

The Eloquent Narration

The Noble Quran: Chapter 19: Verses 16-36

16. Relate in the Book (the story of) Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East.

17. She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent her our angel, and he appeared before her as a man in all respects.

18. She said: "I seek refuge from thee to ((Allah)) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear Allah."

19. He said: "Nay, I am only a messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son.

20. She said: "How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?"

21. He said: "So (it will be): Thy Lord saith, 'that is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us':It is a matter (so) decreed."

22. So she conceived him, and she retired with him to a remote place.

23. And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm-tree: She cried (in her anguish): "Ah! would that I had died before this! would that I had been a thing forgotten and out of sight!"

24. But (a voice) cried to her from beneath the (palm-tree): "Grieve not! for thy Lord hath provided a rivulet beneath thee;

25. "And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree: It will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee.

26. "So eat and drink and cool (thine) eye. And if thou dost see any man, say, 'I have vowed a fast to ((Allah)) Most Gracious, and this day will I enter into not talk with any human being'"

27. At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms). They said: "O Mary! truly an amazing thing hast thou brought!

28. "O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!"

29. But she pointed to the babe. They said: "How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?"

30. He said: "I am indeed a servant of Allah. He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;

31. "And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live;

32. "(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable;

33. "So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"!

34. Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute.

35. It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be", and it is.

36. Verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord: Him therefore serve ye: this is a Way that is straight.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Hypocrite Man

The Hypocrite Man

In the general usage of the word 'hypocrite' almost any and every one can be labbled as one.

Examples of the general usage are:
How parents tell their children to go and sleep early, whereas they themselves sleep late.
How a doctor tells the public not to smoke but he himself smokes.
There are countless other examples on this.

The more technical definition as stated in the Webster dictionary of the word ‘hypocrite’ is :

-A person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion
-A person who acts in contradiction of his or her stated beliefs or feelings

Now what we notice from the definition is that this word is mostly used in the context of religious believes, feelings and virtue.
So the overall simple to understand definition of this word is that of a person’s belief without his/her action.


Why did i write this post? well it was to remind people to be more carefull when using this word. It should be used in the right context and not be played around with. This can turn out to be a very dangerous word.

Is it really that lame??

In the past I’ve received some comments from friends saying that "ahsan'thebest' " sounds a bit cliche, actually initially when I was creating this blog, I wanted to have my name as the title, but then later I decided to have it as "ahsanthebest" which actually has a meaning to it.
"Ahsan" is my name and word "the best" is a translations of Ahsan from arabic/urdu/farsi. So in reality my name is written twice, the first part is in arabic/urdu/farsi (in english script) and then the second part is the English word.

Monday, January 29, 2007

The Real Life

I have deleted everything from the past...its like i deleted my past life...which was so meaning less and i have come up with this new motto which is "Logic Speaks"... hope to go deep into the problems of life..

i don't know

I was talking to a friend the other day and he said a very very nice thing...what he said was that we humans should learn to say "I don’t know".... people tend to think that they know everything but the fact is that either they have heard about a particular topic form somebody or had read a little about it somewhere... so when somebody asks them about it they tend to say everything out so confidentially....i'll give an example...we as a group of friends were sitting around a table when one guy asks us about the use of contraceptive under religious laws?? one answer that Christianity doesn’t allow it...while the other answers(personal opinion) as Islam allows i was sitting there wondering how do they know religious verdicts?? they tend to say their answers with no justification they r just being pure prejudice....none of them wanted to admit that they don’t know!!! its would be ok if this question was a general one...meaning not referring to any specific religion… but in this case moral values, religious perspective and fear of slander was we have to be real careful when answering these conclusion when we don’t know an answer or we’re not sure about it then we should juz say in plain words "I DONT KNOW!!!" sheesh.... i am sure its not that hard... or maybe it is...