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Monday, April 16, 2012

Beautiful Calligraphy Writing

Islamic calligraphy is the beautiful writing of the Arabic script. It is has been the main Islamic art since the Quran's revelation (610 AD). It has helped and continues to help preserve the beautiful words of the Quran. The Muslim scribes of the time recorded the Quranic text and many of the Muslim's memories it. Images of living beings are not aloud to be drawn in Islam so the text is very precious. 

From the Greek word for "beautiful writing," calligraphy was considered the highest art form in Islam, for several reasons. For one, Muslims believe that Allah used the Arabic language to recite the Qur'an to Muhammad, and for that reason, it has a spiritual meaning for Muslims. Also, using words as artistry avoided the problem of using pictorial images. Whereas decorative writing all but disappeared in Europe with the advent of the printing press, the Islamic world retained it as an art form long after the necessity of writing longhand was removed by modern technology. Calligraphy adorned architecture, decorative arts, coins, jewelers, textiles, weapons, tools, paintings, and manuscripts.

The Nabatean script was the recorded earliest form of pre-Arabic script. The early Arabs, called the Nabatean's, are said to have developed the Aramaic script, also known as the north Arabic script, during around the 5th century. It became very popular and swept to the rest of the ancient Middle East in around 9 BCE. Ammonite and Aramaic were languages that used the Aramaic script.

As the Aramaic language and writing evolved, the Arabic script took over and started from around 500AD, which was the first recorded Arabic alphabet. There are around roughly 20 languages all spoken today that writes in the Arabic script. As the time went on, the Aramaic dictionary was developing leading to the Arabic alphabet, evolving and becoming the most widespread writing system worldwide. 

There are many types of cursive scripts used in Islamic calligraphy one being; the 'kufic script' also known as the 'Kufi script'. This scrip became popular in the 10th century, and although the script was known much earlier, it was not developed well enough until that time.

Friday, April 13, 2012

How much beautiful Oh Allah

Love is one of the greatest blessings that Allah gives to people. Throughout their life, everyone wants to be with those who they love, rely on, and are close to. Many of Allah's blessings and their true meanings can only be found in an environment where true love and friendship exist. For example, a person who is enjoying a magnificent view naturally wants to share his feelings of awe and happiness with someone whom he loves. 

The most beautifully furnished house may not seem very attractive if you are alone. Allah has created people in such a way that they enjoy being loved and loving others, and are pleased with friendships and closeness.
To be fulfilling friendships and love with them is, for each believer, more enjoyable than many other blessings.
This is why Paradise, which Allah promises to those faithful servants whom He loves and with whom He is pleased, is an extraordinarily beautiful place where true love, friendship, and closeness are lived with great exuberance.

In the Qur'an, Allah informs us of how believers will live in Paradise: It will be a life of constant joy, friendship, love, peaceful discussions, kind words, and overall peace. Its inhabitants will encounter none of the obstacles to love and friendship that they knew on Earth.
One of the most important characteristics of the Muslims living in Paradise will be their ability to love, just as they did on Earth, all of the prophets, those pious believers who strove in the path of Allah, and all of the Muslims who lived in the past. All believers feel very close to other pious believers who strive to please only Allah, and so choose them to be their close friends and guardians. 

The great love emanates from their fear and awe of Allah, and, as a reward for their internal closeness to our Lord, they will be rewarded with Paradise, the most beautiful abode of love and truthfulness.
The true source of love in the believers' hearts is their profound love of Allah. Believers love Allah greatly and, at every moment, strive to gain His love and good pleasure.
Allah has created everything from nothing. While a person was still in a state of "nothingness," Allah granted him or her life as a blessing. Our Lord, the Most Merciful, the Most Gracious, and the possessor of infinite mercy, has provided everything for His servants: a vast variety of foods, fruits, and flowers; lovely creatures and landscapes in which we take pleasure; and all other things, from the Sun to water, from the air we breathe to the vitamins we need. He created all of this perfectly on our world.
Believers who think about the blessings bestowed upon them, who are aware that He can do all things and is the sole sovereign of the universe, the Creator of everything in the best possible form, will feel their love for Allah strengthen. Those who love and fear Allah, and hold Him in awe, will faithfully observe the boundaries that He has established for humanity, show great sensitivity when implementing His rules, and do their best to win His good pleasure, love, mercy, and Paradise.
Every believer who loves and respects Allah and who strives to please Him enriches the world with goodness. Whoever loves Allah also loves His creations, feels compassion and mercy for them, and wants to protect them by bringing more goodness and beauty into the world. Allah's messengers, the most excellent and moral people in the world, always invited their people toward love and closeness to each other and to Allah.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Beautiful Islamic Life

This collection of essays by one of the best known contemporary Muslim scholars writing in English covers many facets of Islamic life and thought. The author has brought together studies dealing with the practical as well as intellectual aspects of Islam in both their historical and contemporary reality. The contemporary is significance of themes such as religion and secularism.

Sincerity is one of the key elements for one's good deeds to be accepted by Allah (SWT). One advice to try to preserve your sincerity is to do some of your good deeds secretly so that no one else knows about them. This action may help prevent you from committing ar-riyaa (showing-off), in'sha'Allah. May Allah (SWT) allow us to do all of our deeds solely for His Sake, Ameen!

Islamic Philosophy from Its Origin to the Present offers a comprehensive overview of Islamic philosophy from the ninth century to the present day. Philosophizing is done in a world in which prophecy is the central reality of life—a reality related not only to the realms of action and ethics but also to the realm of knowledge. Comparisons with Jewish and Christian philosophies highlight the relation between reason and revelation, that is, philosophy and religion.
Islamic philosophy in relation to always treats this philosophy as philosophy, not simply as intellectual history. In addition to chapters dealing with the general historical development of Islamic philosophy, several chapters are devoted to later and mostly unknown philosophers.

Monday, April 2, 2012

We pray to Allah

When our life come to end then life of grave will begin .There nobody can help us without our good deeds and mercy of Almighty Allah. 

We pray to Allah that he may become our companion in the life after death.

I Pray to Allah
I pray to Allah in the Heavens above,
I pray to Allah asking Him for His love.
I pray to Allah to keep me safe and warm,
I pray to Allah to keep me away from harm.
I pray to Allah to keep my family safe,
I pray to Allah to keep us all in His embrace.
I pray to Allah so that I have no fear,
I pray to Allah for all that I hold dear.
I pray to Allah for me and for you,
I pray to Allah that He forgives the wrong that we do.
I pray to Allah in the Heavens above,
I pray to Allah asking Him for His love.