"A teacher from Primary School asked her students to write an essay about what they would like for them.
At the end of the day while correcting the essays, she read one that made her very emotional. Her husband, who had just walked in saw her crying and asked her, "What happened?"
She answered, "Read this. It's one of my student’s essays.
'Oh Allah, tonight I ask you something very special: Mak......e me into a television. I want to take its place. Live like the TV in my house. Have my own special place and have my family around ME. To be taken seriously when I talk. I want to be the centre of attention and be heard without interruptions or questions. I want to receive the same special care that the TV receives when it is not working.
Have the company of my dad when he arrives home from work, even when he is tired and I want my mum to want me when she is sad and upset, instead of ignoring me... and... I want my brothers to fight to be with me... I want to feel that family just leaves everything aside, every now and then, just to spend some time with me and last but not least make it that I can make them all happy and entertain them... Allah I don't ask you for much... I just want to live like every TV.
At that moment the husband said:- 'My God, poor kid. What horrible parents!
She looked up at him and said, "That essay is our son's!" - [Author Unknown]
Make time for your loved ones. Tell them as well as show them how much you care and appreciate them.
"After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.”
The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.
That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie. “What’s wrong, are you well?” she asked.
My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news. “I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some time with you,” I responded. “Just the two of us.” She thought about it for a moment, and then said, “I would like that very much.”
That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel’s. “I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, “she said, as she got into the car. “They can’t wait to hear about our meeting.”
We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only read large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. “It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,” she said. “Then it’s time that you relax and let me return the favor,” I responded. During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation – nothing extraordinary but catching up on recent events of each other’s life. We talked so much that we missed the movie. As we arrived at her house later, she said, “I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.” I agreed.
“How was your dinner date?” asked my wife when I got home. “Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,” I answered.
A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn’t have a chance to do anything for her. Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined. An attached note said: “I paid this bill in advance. I wasn’t sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates – one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son.”
At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: “I LOVE YOU” and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till “some other time.”
May Allah (SWT) bless our mothers and fathers, Ameen!
في يوم مشمس اشترى عبوات مياه باردة وقام بتوزيعها على العمال – عمل بسيط زرع الإبتسامة على وجوههم واكتسب الأجر In a sunny day he bought bottles of cold water and distributed them on the workers. – a small act that drew smiles on their faces and he gained ajir
In other words, Jesus says to the Lord: You are the only true God and You have sent me, i.e. I am Your messenger.
Not once or twice but over and over again and towards the end he mentions again that he is a servant of God and not God himself. Trinitarians always claim (using Paul's writings) that Jesus was perfect man and fully divine. but Jesus himself keep refuting that. This portrait of Jesus, as you will read below, is not of some one who is fully divine, but a humble man, who is not Omnipotent and does not know the future and is praying to God , for help for himself and his followers. Read for yourself:
“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled."
“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified."
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."
“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” (John 17)
Abdullah reported: We were with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, on a journey and he went out to relieve himself. We saw a red-headed sparrow that had two chicks with her and we took her chicks. The sparrow started to flap her wings. The Prophet came to us and he said, “Who has upset her by taking her children? Give her children back to her.” He also saw an ant colony which we had burned and he said, “Who burned this?” We said, “We did it.” He said, “No one should punish with fire except the Lord of the fire.”
[Sunan Abu Dawud, Book of Manners, Number 5268, Sahih]
Sharid reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Whoever kills so much as a sparrow for no reason will have it pleading to Allah on the Day of Resurrection, saying: O Lord, so-and-so killed me for no reason, and he did not kill be for any beneficial purpose.”
[Sunan An-Nasa’i, Book of Sacrifices, Number 4446, Hasan]
Aisha reported: Some people among the desert Arabs would bring us meat and we did not know if the name of Allah was mentioned over it or not. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Mention the name of Allah over it and eat.”
[Sunan An-Nasa’i, Book of Sacrifices, Number 4436, Sahih]
Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah has pardoned my nation for thoughts that occur in their minds as long as they do not act upon them or speak about them.” Qatadah said, “If a person divorces his wife in his mind, then it amounts to nothing.”
"O you who have believed, spend from that which We have provided for you before there comes a Day in which there is no exchange and no friendship and no intercession. And the disbelievers – they are the wrongdoers."
Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The world is sweet and green, and verily, Allah will make you successors in order to see how you will behave. Therefore, be cautious of the world and be cautious of women; verily, the first trial of the Children of Israel was concerning women.”