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#manners #whatarealmanis … I shouldn’t have to go through asking a guy again and again on the subway to get a seat. And he NEVER got up. A woman offered me her seat. So instead of a man giving up his seat for someone with a disability card the moron made a woman do it. What kind of man does that??!?! Definitely not a real man. A real man has manners. And if a woman asks him for his seat he gives it to her. There shouldn’t have to be an explanation.
I was walking up the stairs of the subway a few days ago and I was struggling with my bag. All of a sudden I felt the weight gone. Without even asking a man had grabbed my bag and was lifting it up the stairs for me. That’s called manners.
Wish there were more men like that in the world but usually you can’t even find one that holds doors open.
(This is a picture of the guy who wouldn’t get up. Looks like a nice guy right? Nicely dressed, etc. Just goes to show can’t tell by appearances.)

" #ISIS are distinguished by their obsession for declaring Muslims as disbelievers. The danger with this takfeer of course, is that if you get it wrong, you’ve probably left Islam yourself. 

The Prophet (s) said, ‘If that was not the case, then the one who said it has brought disbelief upon himself.’”

A day I wish the #Muslims were like the #Jews.
In #NewYork there are very strict #Kosher laws. The Jewish community enforces them vigilantly. If someone says something is Kosher in a business and it isn’t then they can get a heavy fine. And believe me people are watching.
But not in the Muslim community. No one seems to regulate who says “Haram” and “Halal”. And all over New York businesses are breaking dietary laws and fooling people with no repercussions.
Take this guy on Whitehall and Pearl in #Manhattan. His cart says “Halal food”. But if you ask him he will tell you the chicken is only Halal but not the beef hot dogs. But in his eyes since they are beef not pork it’s ok. And they are both cooked on the same grill, the chicken and beef hot dogs.
So “Muslim” businesses are cutting costs by buying regular meat because there are Halal hot dogs for a higher price than regular beef hot dogs. But at who’s expense? 
#Halal #Halalfood

If you ever take the #StatenIslandFerry and decide to eat in the #StatenIsland station DON’T eat at Zi Zi’s Pizza and Grill the food is sooooo disgusting I couldn’t even finish it. And I hate wasting food and I was really hungry. And still I couldn’t eat it. I complained to the man working there and he just agrued with me. That says something right there about how they do business.

Story of Strong #Faith: Young Boy with Strong Belief

Once I saw a young boy walking through the jungle. It appeared as if he was uttering some words. I greeted him with Salaam and he replied accordingly. I inquired,

"Where are you going?"

Young boy retorted, “To the house of Allah, Kaaba in Makkah.”

I further asked, “What are you reciting?”

"Noble Qur’an" he replied.

I remarked, “You are at a tender age, it is not an obligation that you are required to fulfill.”

Young boy said, “I have witnessed death approach people younger than me and therefore would like to prepare if death was to knock on my door.”

I astoundingly commented, “Your steps are small and your destination far.”

He responded, “My duty is to take the step and it remains the responsibility of Allah (SWT) to take me to my destination.”

I continued to ask, “Where is your provision and conveyance (means of transport).”

He replied, “My Yaqeen (certainty) is my provision and my feet’s are my conveyance.”

I explained, “I am asking you regarding bread and water.”

Young boy replied! “Oh Shaykh if someone invited you to his house, would it be appropriate to take your own food?”

I exclaimed, “No!”

"Similarly, My Lord has invited His servant to His house, it is only the weakness of your Yaqeen (certainty) that makes us carry provisions. Despite this, do you think Allah (SWT) will let me go to waste?"

"Never" I replied.

The young boy then left. Sometime later I saw him in Makkah. Young boy approached me and inquired,

"Oh Shaykh are you still of weak belief?"


Source: Stories of the Pious by Shaikh Ahmad Ali


Noble Prophet Muhammad (saws) said: “He who likes to be the strongest should trust in Allah (SWT).”

Noble Prophet Muhammad (saws) said: “If you would have trusted Allah (SWT) as He deserves to be trusted then He would have fed you the way He feeds the birds.”

Imam Ali (as) said: “Do not betray anyone who places his trust in you, even if he betrays you.”

Imam Ali (as) said: “Fulfillment of trusts is the key to one’s means of livelihood.”

Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) said: “There is no faith for him who has no modesty.”

Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) said: “To remove a mountain is easier than removing faith.”

Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) said: “You will not be faithful believer before you become fearful and hopeful. You will not be fearful and hopeful before you work for what you fear and hope.”

Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) said: “Faith is not identified through outer appearances and hopes. Faith is that which is pure in the hearts and assured by deeds.”

Noble Prophet Isa (Jesus) the son of Maryam (as) said: “Verily as crops can not thrive except with water and dirt, so then too true faith can not thrive except through knowledge and action.”

#Islam #Muslim



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