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Oh The Regret

Assalamu’alaykum,
Bismillah.

We were registering people for an event of the Winds of Change tour by Youth Club. After the registration had closed, we kept on receiving requests for any remaining spots. We had to refuse everyone. Then there were some changes in the arrangement and we could register a few more people. We opened the registration forms and in five minutes we were full again. Something happened and I re-opened them, and a form came in. Then they were closed for good.

I felt sad, I wanted everyone to attend it but they just couldn’t register in time.

This is just a simple event. No guarantee that that those who’ll come will be the chosen ones and those who won’t will be rejected. (Don’t compare it with the thought below)

BUT that day came to my mind. That great Big Day; when only those will be allowed to enter Jannah who had registered for it well in time i.e. before their death. And those who missed their chance….however much they’d request, the chance would have gone. Oh the grief! Nothing could be done then. Allah (SWT) wanted all His creation to enter Jannah but they just didn’t do the good deeds, they did not register. How could He let them enter?

Doesn’t it bring a shiver and feeling of the deepest remorse? It’ll all be over? And no chance? Lost forever! Imagine the regret! It’s called Yaum-ul-Hasrah for that very reason. If only, only we could have done some more….

When that single form came in at the end, I thought to myself, I clicked on the re-open button for him but I didn’t know. It was his good fate. And then I thought of those who’ll be allowed to enter Jannah after the accounts of everyone would have been cleared. They’ll be forgiven for something or the other that was worth it and Allah will let them go at the end; which implies that never ever should we ever leave any good deed, however small it may be, thinking this is so small or what’s the use. Maybe it’s that one small good deed on which we’ll be allowed to enter at the very end.

Think about those people who’re striving hard for Jannah, who don’t let go of any good deed that comes their way. Are we wasting our time? Will this be a source of regret for us at the end? :(

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Wassalam,
Hajrah.

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The Real Deal @ Winds of Change!

Salam,
Bismillah.

With the event ‘Winds of Change’ by Youth Club aspirations, inspirations and emotions in general were running high. I, too, was feeling the same. :p

Everyone wanted to do, or rather start, something.
All the time, things said by brothers Adnan & Hamza were floating in my mind. So, I was sitting just like that thinking about something remotely different and it hit me.

This picture popped in my mind and I said to myself, “But this is awesome, they gave the plan of action themselves”.

(*Note: Its Bayyinah, not Bayinnah.)

Brother Hamza Andreas Tzortzis said at UCI, “Pakistan will not change with power, Pakistan will not change with gold, Pakistan will not change with money…. Pakistan will only change when we change our hearts.”
(By the way, can you guess what changes the hearts forever?)

So the first thing is that hearts be softened. We get to realize, at the very first step, that Allah DOES exist. We belong to Him, have to return to Him and have to spend our lives according to His likes and dislikes. This recognition was reinforced in us by these iERA people (by the will of Allah s.w.t), alhamdulillah.

And so the earth was ready now for the seed to be sown.

Then comes the next step. In order to live our life according to Allah s.w.t’s likes and dislikes, we need to know what His likes and dislikes are. For that we need the Quran because it is the Word of Allah i.e. Allah’s speech, He speaks to us directly in it.
Naturally we need to understand this Great Book through and through.

So here you are. Notice the 3rd website mentioned by brother Hamza  on the white board in the picture?
On this website you’ll get the detailed explanation of the Quran with the contextual background and all inshaAllah.

Let’s start today. Download it, trim it into 10 minutes chunks and load it into your mobile. This way you can listen to it while commuting or waiting.

Check out websites for explanation of Quran at the end of this post.

By the way, this plan is something individual and very personal. After we’re done with the explanation of the Quran we can go to the rest of the websites mentioned in the picture and build up reasoning, relate it with our Quran notes and be ready for any sort of serious discussions and debates etc. :p

As for doing something collectively, I’m sure Youth Club’s cooking up something for you. ;)
Join them: http://www.facebook.com/youthclub.pk

Here are the websites for Quran’s explanation:
On the white-board in the picture: http://bayyinah.com/
Another one recommended by me: http://wp.farhathashmi.com/

P.S. Remember that you won’t really understand the Quran unless you are taught by a teacher i.e. by listening (be it an online teacher). Its just like you’d never understand your physics or chemistry book unless you have a teacher for that.

Wassalam,
Hajrah. :)

Read previous post on ‘Winds of Change’ here.

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