Hazrat Umar (RA) – Never Made Any Wish

Hazrat Umar (RA) never made any wish. One day, when he wanted to eat fish, he expressed it to his slave Yerka. Yerka was your most loyal slave. He said to Jerka, “Today I would love to eat fish. But the problem is, you have to go eight miles to get fish from the river and come back eight miles to get back.” Then he said, “Don’t let me eat. It is not good to put yourself in so much trouble for a small desire to go eight miles and come back eight miles just for my fish. You may go leave, yerka”.  Then, they look into each others’ eyes. The slave says, “I have been your servant for many years but you never made any wish but today when you have made a wish, I thought in my heart that Hazrat Omar Farooq (RA) has made a wish for the first time and I will not fulfill it.? How can this be …” Yerka says, “When Mr. Umar went to offer Zuhr prayers, I knew that some guests had come to him and Asr would be there. Yerka says that I some guests behind Hazrat Umar and prayed two rak’ats of Sunnah. I was sitting on a horse of Arabian breed. I ran and reached the river. What is eight miles for an Arabian horse? When I got there, I bought a piece of fish and I came back before the ‘Asr prayer of Hazrat Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) and I tied the horse in the cool shade so that the sweat that came from it would dry.  Without looking at Hazrat Omar Farooq (RA) Yerks says that the sweat of the horse has dried up but due to the sweat the dust had accumulated on the horse which was clearly visible that the horse had gone somewhere on a journey then I thought that Hazrat Omar Farooq (RA) should not see it. 

Then I quickly took the horse to the well and bathed it quickly and brought it and tied it in the shade.  (What happens when we have desires, but we are afraid to fulfill those desires because our conscience is alive) He says that when Hazrat Umar Farooq came after offering Asr prayers, I also offered prayers behind him.
 When I came home, I said, “Allah has fulfilled your wish.” The fish has been arranged and I will serve the cooked fish in a short time. He said, “When I said this word, Mr. Omar Farooq (R.A) got up and went to the horse and turned his hand on the back of the horse.” He turned his hand on his legs and then went to his ears and picked up another ear of the horse and said, “Jerka, you have washed the whole horse, but you don’t remember wiping the sweat from behind the ears. And here you forgot to pour water.” Hazrat Omar knelt down on the ground and said “Oh, my friend, come here. I have no doubt in your loyalty And I’m not a better person, I am not a pious person, I ask for prayers O Allah, forgive me by equalizing my good and bad deeds. He did not show much piety and continued to say, “Friend, tell me one thing, if this horse cries out to Allah on the Day of Resurrection that Allah has given me a journey of 16 miles to fulfill one of my desires.”  Fixed O Allah, I had an animal, Was speechless A journey of 16 miles to fulfill a wish So tell me, JerKa, how can a weak man like me answer a horse’s question to his master? ” Yerka says, “I did not weep as much over the death of my father as I do today. I was tormented by this thought.”  In this way, give the horse a little extra fodder and distribute the fish that he has brought to the poor houses of Madinah and give them this fish and ask for your forgiveness and also for the forgiveness of old age.”

In Connection with Labour day – 1st May

The hands that made the wonders in the world like; the Taj Mahal, great wall of china, pyramids of Egypt; and the hands that work in the hot coal mines, blackening chimneys, and suffocating industries; and the hands that pierce the land, cut down the heaviest trees, pull the weightiest things and plying with heavier machines; and the shoulders that carry deadening loads, and are never afraid of shouldering any weight; and the feet that climb steeps with heavy weight on shoulders, walk uncovered on the burning texture of earth in the mid summer days, move even in the darkest of times for the search of labour; last but not the least, the deep wounds that appear on hands, shoulders and feet out of hardest labours belong to the labourers that spread the blessed living for others, mend the ways for other fellow beings, create the colours around for others and help the system running on alongwith the hope of running home and hearth of their own…Dear labourers! The world without you would have been a nightmare, the system without you would have been incongruous and the life without you would have been a living hell on the globe. Thank you all the labourers in the world. For you the world makers, system runners and colour fillers in life.

Gratitude unbounded 🙏🙏
Happy Labour Day- the 1st May.
H. Dr. Ahmed Kamal 🌹

Ramadan 2020: Why is it so important for Muslims Life

Ramadan 2020: Why is it so important for Muslims Life

Ramadan 2020: Why is it so important for Muslims Life

The Muslim holy month is upon us once again, this year with many Muslim-majority nations under coronavirus lockdown.

25 Apr 2020 GMT+3

Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims. Every year, Muslims around the world fast during daylight hours, but what is it really about?

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar. Healthy adult Muslims fast in Ramadan from dawn until dusk. This includes abstaining from drinking, eating, immoral acts and anger. Other acts of worship such as prayer, reading the Quran and charity are also encouraged during the holy month.

Muslims also believe the Quran was revealed in Ramadan.

During the holy month, Muslims wake up early to eat a pre-dawn meal called sehr, and they break their fast with a meal referred to as iftar.

It is common for mosques to host large iftars, especially for the poor and needy. Nightly prayers called Tarawih are also held in mosques after iftar.
Ramadan 2020: Why is it so important for Muslims Life

Different cultures have different traditions during Ramadan, whether it is a special food they must cook, or eating iftar with the extended family. Islamic tenets such as generosity inspired most of these traditions, including sharing food and inviting guests over for iftar.

However, this year Ramadan will most certainly be a less festive time, amid the coronavirus pandemic as all nations, including Muslims ones, take precautions to curb the spread of the virus by banning or limiting social gatherings, and closing mosques.

Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh, the highest religious authority in the kingdom, asserted that prayers during Ramadan, including nightly Tarawee and Eid al-Fitr prayers, should be performed at home as the pandemic rages on around the world, Saudi newspaper Okaz reported.

When is Ramadan?

Since Ramadan is part of the lunar calendar, its date annually changes on the Gregorian calendar. Muslims tend to wait for the new month’s moon to appear before they announce the first day of Ramadan. However, they can still estimate the day beforehand.

This year Ramadan begins on Saturday, April 25 in most Muslim-majority nations

Other than fasting during Ramadan, Muslims also read the Quran, pray and give to charity [File: Issam Rimawi/Anadolu]

How long is Ramadan?

Lunar months last between 29 to 30 days depending on when the new moon is sighted. If the moon is not seen on the night of the 29th day, then Ramadan lasts for the full 30 days.

The Eid al-Fitr celebration marks the end of the month when Muslims celebrate a successful Ramadan of fasting and worship.

Why do Muslims fast during Ramadan?

Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. There is also a verse in the Quran that prescribes fasting for all Muslims who are mature and healthy enough to do so for the full day.

So Muslims fast as an act of worship, a chance to get closer to God, and a way to become more compassionate to those in need.

Fasting is also seen as a way to learn patience and break bad habits.
Ramadan 2020: Why is it so important for Muslims Life

When does Ramadan end? 

This year, Monday, May 22, will be the 29th day of Ramadan for most Muslim nations in the Middle East.

These countries will be on the lookout for the Eid moon that evening. If it is sighted, the first day of Eid al-Fitr will be observed on Sunday, May 23.

Ramadan 2020: Why is it so important for Muslims Life

Ramadan 2020: Why is it so important for Muslims Life

Ramadan 2020: Why is it so important for Muslims Life