Archive for September, 2007

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Curtin Iftar This Sunday

September 28, 2007

Iftar Details: 

Date: Sunday the 30th of September 2007

Time: 6.00pm arrival
Iftar begins at 6.20pm With Mughrib and Isha’ Prayer followed by Qiyam of Ramadan prayers
Venue: Curtin Mushalla (Buildings 510 & 541)

Your ECU Islamic Society – representative is Marwan

All Welcome

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Forgiveness – and much more

September 26, 2007

And He (Allah) forgives much (wa ya’fu an katheer[5,15]) of our sins.

All our collective sins, past, present, future for all of mankind for all of time are like a spot of mud on the claw of an eagle. His forgiveness is like that same eagle swooping down on the surface of the ocean and being cleansed in the blink of an eye or less (ka lam hil basar aw huwa akraba [16,77]).

Indeed your Lord’s Mercy is vast (inna rabbaka waasi ul maghfirat[53,32])

And His Mercy is tied to His Forgiveness, so let us race to Forgiveness (saariu ila maghfirat[3,133]). In doing so, we will be rewarded with a Paradise the width of the heavens and the earth which has been prepared for the righteous (jannatin ka ardus samawaati wal ardu, ooiddat lil muttakeen[3,133])

Again, indeed He forgives much (wa ya’fu an katheer[42,30]).

To be continued… InshaAllah.

Yunous Vagh

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On Forgiveness

September 24, 2007

Allah swt. says to the prophet saws, “tell my servants, about me, that I am the Most Forgiving, Most Merciful“, (nabbi ibaadi anni anal Ghafoor ur Raheem [15,49]). Now we are in the middle of Ramadaan having past the first ashar (10). Being in Ramadaan means that we are in a certain state of submissiveness (tasleema), especially the middle.

Looking back from the middle we see that it was filled with Mercy from within (baatinuhu feehir Rahmat 57,13). The middle of Ramadaan is like a station of Paradise that is to be envied by others as we know that we can only arrive at such a station through forgiveness. Outside of this we know we may face the punishment (wa zahiruhu min qibalahil azaab [57,13).

As we continue our struggle towards the (your) Lord painfully (kaadihun ila rabbika kadhan [84,6]), we are reminded by Him that, “no fear upon them, nor shall they grieve” (La Khawfun alayhim walaa hum yahzanoon [2,62]), for we shall meet Him (famulakeehi [84,6]).

To be continued…

Yunous Vagh

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Multi-Clutural Week (MCW) Iftar – Churchlands – Friday, Oct 5th

September 24, 2007

Host: ECUISC

Time and Place:

Date: Friday, October 5, 2007
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: ECU Churchlands Campust in Building 13

Street: Pearson Street

For more information:

Contact: 041.369.4612
Email: events.mcw@gmail.com

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The Days with Allah

September 21, 2007

MashaAllah, we are now at the end of the first 10 days. It is time to reflect on these days of Mercy, these days with Allah (zakkir hum bi ayyaamul Allah [14,5]).

Have we partaken of the graces and bounties. Have we seen the good in ourselves and have we seen how easy it is to overcome the evils of ourselves? Did we eat and drink of His Sustenance and felt His Providence?  Have we held up the cups of our hearts to the drinks of His Light and Mercy?

Have we drunk from the rivers of water that cannot be polluted (anhaarum min maain ghairi aasinin [47,15])? And increased our knowledge of Allah, His Prophet (messenger), His Book  (message) and His Deen (the contract), in other words, have we imbibed the pure knowledges?

Have we drunk from the rivers of Milk that cannot be spoiled (anhaarum min labanin lam yata ghayyar ta’muhu [47,15])? And tasted the spiritual knowledge of journeying to Allah.

Have we drunk from the rivers of Honey that is clear flowing (anhaarum min asalim musaffa)? And tasted the Knowledge of Certainty of Union with no obstacles of doubt.

Have we drunk from the rivers of wine that is delicious to the drinkers (anhaarum min ghamrin lazzata lish shaaribeen [47,15])? And revelled in spiritual exultation that remained from the experience of closeness.

Alhumdolillah, we have all felt it to varying degrees some knowingly and some unknowingly.

If not, there is still time. So hasten to forgiveness (in the next 10 days). And flee towards Allah (Fa firru illa Allah [51,50]). For He it is Who Provides, Possessor of Invincible Power (InnAllaha Huwa Razzaku zu Quwwatil Mateen [51,58])

Yunous Vagh

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The Two Kinds of Mercy

September 19, 2007

As we near the end of the first 10 days of Ramadaan, we begin to realise that we have been given two types of Mercies from Allah. First we received the All Encompassing Mercy (Wa Rahmati wasiat  Kulla shay [7,156]) as well as the special Mercy from Himself (Min ladunka Rahmat[18,10]), especially if we have attracted it with our prayers, deeds (Quran recitals), rememberences and supplications.

Now before we traverse into the next 10 days, and enter into Forgiveness, we must remember not to despair of the Mercy of Allah (La ta’nattaw min Rahmati Allah[39,53]) no matter what. The more trials we have the greater is the Mercy. And through this Mercy we may be brought near (mukarrabin) and be of the Foremost (Saabikoon), InshaAllah.

 Allahummaj Alna minal Mukarrabeen (Oh Allah, make us of those who are brought near)

Yunous Vagh

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Counting the Blessings

September 18, 2007

Alhumdolillah, Ramadaan, the first week and blessings abound. Taking stock, we attempt a tally. What folly for Allah has granted us from His unlimited Bounty. Then we remember His words… and if you tried to count the favours of Allah you would not be able to number them. (wa in tauddu ne’matuAllahi, la tuhsooha[14,34]). Remembering this, secretly (sirr) or loudly (alaaniyat) the answer is the same, we simply cannot.

Knowing this, we wonder whether it is even possible to thank Allah for his many bounties. How can we the limited creatures thank the limitless Allah. Only Allah, can truly thank Allah. Yet, when in our feebleness, we do try, He increases us even more. (La in shakartum, La azzidanakum[14,7]). Mercy upon mercies! He even sent His Beloved, Muhammed saws as a Mercy to all the worlds. (Wa ma arsalnaka illa Rahmatal lil aalameen[21,107]).

The prophet used to praise Allah profusely, yet even he (saws) came to conclusion that it was inadequate. And he, Muhammed the Praised One said, “I count not Thy praises before Thee, You are as Thy praiseth Thyself“. (La uhsinu sanaa an alayka, kam asna alayka nafsik).

In these days of blessing and Mercy, we ask Allah to open for all of us His doors of Mercy (Allahumma aftahla abwaaba Rahmatik). And we pray the prayer of Moosa a.s. by saying “Oh my Lord, I am in need if whatever Thy sendest down” (Rabbi inni lima anzalta ilayya min khairin faqeer[28,24]). Ameen.

Yunous Vagh