Monday, October 25, 2010

Take benefit of five before five

The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Take benefit of five before five:your youth before your old age,your health before your sickness,your wealth before your poverty,your free-time before your preoccupation,and your life before your death.”(Hakim)

This hadith reminds us to make proactive use of my talents, gifts, and resources. Nothing in this is life is permanent and it is important to utilize our strengths/skills NOW, rather, than later, iA. Each gift mentioned in this hadith is important: our youth, health, wealth, free-time, and life. I hope we have the ability to take full advantage of these gifts to empower ourselves and our communities.

Khutbah.com has a great khutbah on this topic
http://www.khutbah.com/en/sunnah_seerah/five.php

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Visit the sick

During Fajr prayer, the imam reminded us about the importance of visiting the sick. I believe he was referring to the following hadith.

The Prophet (S) said: "When a man goes to visit his sick Muslim brother, he walks along a path of Paradise until he sits, and when he sits he is cloaked in mercy. If he comes in the morning, seventy thousand angels pray for him until evening, and if he comes in the evening, seventy thousand angels pray for him until morning." At-TirmidSubhanAllah.. Who wouldn't angels praying for him/her? This hadith is a great reminder on the importance of visiting the sick. I definitely need to this more often. Hopefully, I will be make it a point to visit someone sick within a week, iA.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Practice what you preach

Usamah bin Zaid (May Allah bepleased with them) reported: The
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,

“A man will be brought on the Day of Resurrection and will be cast
into Hell, and his intestines will pour forth and he will go round
them as a donkey goes round a millstone. The inmates of Hell will
gather round him and say: ‘What has happened to you, O so-and-so? Were
you not enjoining us to do good and forbidding us to do evil?’ He will
reply: ‘I was enjoining you to do good, but was not doing it myself;
and I was forbidding you to do evil, but was doing it myself”.

Salams, It has been a long time since my last post. The imam at fajr prayer today reminded us the importance of implementing our own advice. This hadith is a reminder to practice what we preach. Sometimes it is easier to advise others to do good than reflecting on and practicing our own advice. The best way to advise others to do
good or change a particular action is by demonstrating THAT very action in our own behavior. May Allah help us be sincere in all ouractions/advice and be the very best examples.
Ameen.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Advance in Quest for HIV Vaccine

"In the latest development, U.S. government scientists say they have discovered three powerful antibodies, the strongest of which neutralizes 91% of HIV strains, more than any AIDS antibody yet discovered. They are now deploying the technique used to find those antibodies to identify antibodies to influenza viruses."

Read the rest of the article by clicking on the link below:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703609004575355072271264394.html?mod=wsj_share_digg


How are you contributing to the betterment of the world?-

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

ADHD: Why More Adults Are Being Diagnosed - WSJ.com

This article can also be accessed if you copy and paste the entire address below into your web browser.
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052702304620304575165902933059076-lMyQjAxMTAwMDAwNjEwNDYyWj.html


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Nouman Ali Khan's talk on Islam and Ego

Salams. I watched the talk below and found it enlightening and thought provoking. What are our intentions? Where is our sincerity?

No matter how we might seem to the outside world, our inner thoughts and actions define us, and thus, reminders of this reality are beneficial, mA.

Check yourself, and renew your intentions, and make sure to surround yourself with good company.

Much love and peace-

www.halaltube.com/nouman-ali-khan-islam-and-ego

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Salams- Come closer to your Lord with extra deeds

Salams- I think I posted this hadith before, but, I love this reminder:

On the Authority of Abu Hurairah who reported that the Messenger of Allah said:

"Allah the Exalted has said: 'Whosover shows enmity to a friend of Mine, I shall be at war with him. My slave does not draw nearer to me with anything more loved by me that the religious duties that I have imposed upon him, and My Slave continues to draw near to ME with extra works so that I shall love him. When I love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hands with which he holds, and his foot which which he walks. Were he to ask of Me, I would surely give it to him and were he were he ask ME for refuge, I would surely grant it.' "

Related by Bukhari.

My take:
1. Wow, mA.. Take care of religous obligations (testify the oneness of your Lord, pray 5 times/day, pay your zakat, fast in ramadan, make the hajj), and do a little extra to earn your Lord's love
2. How amazing is it to be loved by your Lord?

Be safe and take care-

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Work hard/Trust in your Lord + Expecting a Surge in U.S. Medical Schools

Bismillah.

So.. Tawakul (Complete Trust in Your Lord)..

One day the Prophet (peace be upon him) noticed a Bedouin leaving his camel without tying it. He asked the Bedouin, "Why don't you tie down your camel?" The Bedouin answered, "I put my trust in Allah." The Prophet then said, "Tie your camel first, then put your trust in Allah"

My take:

1. Try your very best AND place your trust in your Lord

Also, for those interested in medical school, read the following piece. Thanks Naji and Dulbahai.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/15/education/15medschools.html

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Marriage Decision: Following One’s Heart

http://seekersguidance.org/ans-blog/2010/01/29/marriage-decision-following-ones-heart/

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Time Management- a prespective from Muhammad Alshareef

Saalams..

The link (Journey's end lecture) below is useful, mA. Feel free to listen to it.

http://attendthisevent.com/Modern/?eventid=10763076

Peace-

Monday, January 18, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Who should you aspire to be?

Bismillah

Thanks, Ibraheem for sharing this prophetic saying:

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud:

The Prophet (S) said, "Do not wish to be like anyone except in two cases. (The first is) A person, whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it righteously; (the second is) the one whom Allah has given wisdom (the Holy Qur'an) and he acts according to it and teaches it to others."
-Sahih Al Bukhari Volume 1, Book 3, Number 73

My take:
1. Give generously and use your wealth for good, betterment of your community, iA
2. Learn, teach and act upon the lessons from the Quran

Peace-

Sunday, January 3, 2010

How to Get $20 Billion for Using Electronic Medical Records

Congress had passed a HITECH stimulus bill in Feb that gave Medicare and Medicaid incentives to docs and hospitals to make meaningful use of electronic medical records. The HITECH bill laid out a few basics about meaningful use: (e.g. reporting quality measures, sharing information electronically, etc.). Read the article and click on links within the article for more info.

Peace-

Click the following to access the sent link:
How to Get $20 Billion for Using Electronic Medical Records*
This article can also be accessed if you copy and paste the entire address below into your web browser.
http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2009/12/30/how-to-get-20-billion-for-using-electronic-medical-records/?blog_id=10&post_id=28096


Abu Eesa Niamatullah on relationships

Salams, my cousin sent me this link. This Al Maghrib instructor offers advice on how to engage the opposite gender Islamically.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5Kyy_4NE3Y

Peace-