Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What I will be remembered for.. my memory of the last day with the great Kalam sir...

Srijan Pal Singh 
 What I will be remembered for.. my memory of the last day with the great Kalam sir...

It has been eight hours since we last talked – sleep eludes me and memories keep flushing down, sometimes as tears. Our day, 27th July, began at 12 noon, when we took our seats in the flight to Guhawati. Dr. Kalam was 1A and I was IC. He was wearing a dark colored “Kalam suit”, and I started off complimenting, “Nice color!” Little did I know this was going to be the last color I will see on him.
Long, 2.5 hours of flying in the monsoon weather. I hate turbulence, and he had mastered over them. Whenever he would see me go cold in shaking plane, he would just pull down the window pane and saw, “Now you don’t see any fear!”.
That was followed by another 2.5 hours of car drive to IIM Shillong. For these two legged trip of five hours we talked, discussed and debated. These were amongsthundreds of the long flights and longer drives we have been together over the last six years.
As each of them, this was as special too. Three incidents/discussions in particular will be “lasting memories of our last trip”.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Guarding the Borders of Muslim Land

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, "Everyone who dies has his actions sealed, except for the one guarding the border in the way of Allah - his actions continue to increase for him until the Day of Resurrection and he is saved from the trials of the grave." [Abu Dawud]

This shows the importance of guarding Muslim frontiers against the Kuffar. If the sovereignty of Muslims in their land is lost, their Deen becomes compromised: Muslims lose the freedom to practice Islam, and even to think independently. This is what we can see has happened in many parts of the world today. The weaker Muslims even attempt to change Islam to justify what they do among the Kuffar or hypocrites. Therefore, we are told the virtues of the Mujahid who defends the land of Islam and protects the freedom of the Muslims.

The Mujahid continues to have good deeds written for him until the Day of Resurrection, while the deeds of all others end with their deaths. The records of others are finalized but that of the Mujahid continues to accrue good deeds as though he were still doing them, until the Day of Judgement. The guard defending Muslim borders is also spared from the trials of the grave. This is such an important job and the reward for it so enormous that “…for a Muslim to keep watch at the border of the Islamic state for one night is better than the world and what it contains.” [Sahih Bukhari]

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Islamic Quotes

New Islam TV service called Alchemiya launched in UK

London : A new on demand TV service called Alchemiya is launching in the UK hoping to change perceptions and misconceptions of Islam, BBC reported.

Alchemiya is the brainchild of two British Muslims, and offers documentaries and entertainment.
Alchemiya TV is spearheaded by Navid Akhtar, who has 20 years of experience as a producer at the BBC and Channel 4. The chief marketing officer is the prominent Muslim commentator and Imam Ajmal Masroor.
It will broadcast award-winning films, independent documentaries, travel, lifestyle, children’s programmes, history and religion.

For Akhtar, this Ramadan has been a chance to establish a broader understanding with friends of what their faith means to Muslims today, in the West and elsewhere.
The idea is for Alchemiya to show a different side of the modern Muslim world – one seen all too rarely on the news today.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Eating Fish Reduces Risk of Alzheimer's Disease, Study Finds

People who eat baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis are thought to be improving their brain health and reducing their risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

"This is the first study to establish a direct relationship between fish consumption, brain structure and Alzheimer's risk," said the lead author.

"The results showed that people who consumed baked or broiled fish at least one time per week had better preservation of gray matter volume on MRI in brain areas at risk for Alzheimer's disease."

Alzheimer's disease is an incurable, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and cognitive skills. In mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, memory loss is present but to a lesser extent than in Alzheimer's disease. People with MCI often go on to develop Alzheimer's disease.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

What's your IQ

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, "The most intelligent person is the one who remembers death often."

If a person is thought to be very intelligent, yet fails exam after exam, soon all those around him/her will begin to think that he/she is not really very intelligent after all. To get through life with your faith intact, with good deeds, and with Allah’s pleasure as your greatest goal, is the biggest exam you will ever face.

If you fail the exam of life you cannot call yourself intelligent, regardless of what else your “intelligence” allowed you to accumulate of education, wealth, fame or pleasure. These will all go to waste with your death, while you will still have to stand before your Lord and face the consequences for eternity.


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