Saudi officials confiscate 70,000 ‘fake’ Quran Copies

Fake Quran ConfiscatedAccording to The Holy Quran, there couldn’t be any changes in the Quran at all. Because Allah has taken the oath to safeguard it. So, Allah actually kept his promise and through the Saudi Govt the Fake Copies were confiscated.

Wallahu Aalam. Allah is the best Know-er of all. Allah should help us all. There always has been something or the other happening to Islam and its followers, but Allah is always with all of us. Islam has never tried harming anyone.

Saudi authorities have confiscated 70, 000 fake copies of the Holy Quran during Hajj season.

According to Saudi officials, a truck carrying fake copies was stopped near Al Jamoom village, a gateway to the city of Makkah, where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have gathered to do Hajj.

“All the forged copies were seized after stopping a vehicle,” the officials said.

Monday’s discovery came after several tragic events leading up to this year’s hajj. Four pilgrims from Yemen were injured in a hotel fire in Mecca Monday, AFP reported. The fire forced about 1,500 people to flee the hotel.

Earlier in September a crane collapsed in Makkah, killing over 100 people and injuring over 300. The Saudi king said he would compensate the families affected by the collapse with over $260,000 each.

The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, and all able-bodied Muslims who can afford the journey to Saudi Arabia are expected to take part at some point in their lives. The Quran is viewed as Islam’s holy book, its scripture revealed to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by God.

Researchers in Britain this month discovered that what they believe to be the world’s oldest Quran might in fact predate the founding of Islam. Researchers at the University of Oxford said they found Quran fragments in August that dated to between 568 and 645 AD.

Courtesy: Tribune

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Why Should I feel Bad?

love

Once, there was this guy, who was in love with a girl. She wasn’t the most beautiful and gorgeous but for him, she was everything. He used to dream about her, about spending the rest of life with her. His friends told him, “why do you dream so much about her, when you don’t even know if she loves you or not?  First tell her your feelings, and get to know if she likes you or not”.

He felt that was the right way.   The girl knew from the beginning, that this guy loves her.   One day when he proposed, she rejected him.  His friends thought he would take alcohol, drugs etc and ruin his life.  To their surprise, he was not depressed.

When they asked him how was it that he is not sad,  he replied, “‘why should I feel bad? I lost one who never loved me and she lost the one who really loved and cared for her.”

Moral of the Story:  True Love is Hard to Get.  Love is all about giving to other person without greed of gaining anything in return, if other person rejects it, its him/her who will be losing the most important thing in life. So never feel dejected.

 

 

From A Delivery Boy To An Auto-Driver And Now A Pilot

Nagpur’s Shrikant Pantawane, an auto-driver and son of a security guard, started working early in life as a delivery boy to support his family’s dwindling finances. Later he took to driving an auto to make ends meet. At a very young age Shrikant was burdened with responsibilities and he would balance both his job and studies to support his family.

But hardships, obstacles and financial struggles never disheartened him from pursuing his dreams.

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Shrikant still sits behind a three-wheeled vehicle, but now its not his auto-rikshaw, but an aircraft!

With hardwork, determination and a pinch of luck, Shrikant achieved what he had only dreamt of as a child.

Once when Shrikant had gone to the airport to deliver a parcel, during a conversation with cadets he learnt that one could also become a pilot even without being inducted in the Indian Air Force. His conversation with a tea-seller outside the airport apprised him of a pilot scholarship program by the DGCA. There was no stopping for Shrikant after this.

He immediately grabbed his class 12 books and started studying and preparing for the scholarship. After the class 12 results were declared, he joined a flight school in Madhya Pradesh but he had one major obstacle in his way- English. Taking the bull by its horn, he accepted the challenge and surpassed the language barrier with help from his friends.

Shrikant passed the examination with flying colours and got his commercial pilot license, but global recession and a sluggish aviation market kept him at bay. To support himself and his family, he joined as an executive in a company. He worked as a corporate executive for sometime but always kept hoping for flying in the sky.

Two months back, he received a call from Indigo Airlines that included him as a First Officer in its pack of pilots.

Kudos to Shrikant’s spirit and determination.

Courtesy: India Times

How Much Allah Loves Us

How merciful is Allah, because I heard he loves you more than 70 mothers. Is that true? Please explain?

Praise be to Allah.

Allah is the Most Merciful, Most Compassionate, and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy. His Mercy encompasses all things. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“… and My Mercy embraces all things.” [7:156]

In Saheeh Muslim it is narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah has one hundred parts of mercy, of which He sent down one between the jinn, mankind, the animals and the insects, by means of which they are compassionate and merciful to one another, and by means of which wild animals are kind to their offspring. And Allah has kept back ninety-nine parts of mercy with which to be merciful to His slaves of the Day of Resurrection.” (Muslim, al-Tawbah, 6908)

It was narrated that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “Some prisoners were brought to the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and there was a woman among the prisoners who was searching (for her child). When she found her child she embraced him and put him to her breast. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said to us, ‘Do you think that this woman would throw her child in the fire?’ We said, ‘No, by Allah, not if she is able not to.’ The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘Allah is more merciful to His slaves than this woman is to her child.’”  (Agreed upon)

One aspect of the Mercy of Allah to His slaves is that He sent the Messengers and revealed the Books and laws to organize their lives according to the ways of wisdom, far removed from hardship and difficulty. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And We have sent you (O Muhammad) not but as a mercy for the ‘alameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists).” [21:107]

The Mercy of Allah is what will admit His believing slaves to Paradise on the Day of Resurrection. No one will ever enter Paradise because of his deeds alone, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “No one’s deeds will ever admit him to Paradise.” They said, “Not even you, O Messenger of Allah?” He said, “No, not even me, unless Allah showers me with His Mercy. So try to be near to perfection. And no one should wish for death; he is either doing good so he will do more of that, or he is doing wrong so he may repent.”

[al-Bukhari, Muslim]

So the believer must remain in a state between hoping for the Mercy of Allah and fearing His punishment, for Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Declare (O Muhammad) unto My slaves, that truly, I am the Oft-Forgiving, the Most-Merciful.

And that My Torment is indeed the most painful torment.” [15:49-50]

With regard to your saying that Allah loves us more than seventy mothers, Allah knows best concerning that. It is sufficient for us to know that the Mercy of Allah encompasses all things. O Allah, have mercy upon us, O Most Merciful of those who show mercy.

And Allah knows best.

Wise Story: Slave of Your Words

Amazing Heart Touching Stories

Once upon a time an old man spread rumors that his neighbor was a thief. As a result, the young man was arrested. Days later the young man was proven innocent. After been released he sued the old man for wrongly accusing him.

In court the old man told the Judge : They were just comments, didn’t harm anyone.

The judge, before passing sentence on the case, told the old man : Write all the things you said about him on a piece of paper. Cut them up and on the way home, throw the pieces of paper out. Tomorrow, come back to hear the sentence.

The next day, the judge told the old man : Before receiving the sentence, you will have to go out and gather all the pieces of paper that you threw out yesterday.

The old man said : I can’t do that ! The wind spread them and I won’t know where to find them.

The judge then replied : The same way, simple comments may destroy the honor of a man to such an extent that one is not able to fix it.

“If you can’t speak well of someone, rather don’t say anything.” Let’s all be masters of our mouths, so that we won’t be slaves of our words.

Complex Ralities | Unity with All That Is

Hello my dear friends,

I have been using this blog from a year or so. Now, I have my own blog started as Complex Realities. I would love to have you all there as I am very much inspired from the response I received from this blog. I would also love to have some articles by all of you on different topics like, Religion, Science, Philosophy, Spirituality, Atheism etc.

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Being You No Matter What

Syed Usman Being You No Matter What

There are times in your life when you must paste on the smile.  You nod your head politely and have no idea what the conversation is even about.  I have been through many of those moments.  This last year has been an extraordinary journey for me.  I have learned many valuable lessons.  The biggest one of all, the one that can make or break you, is the realization that it’s okay to be “not okay” during your life.  You do not have to have it all figured out.

It is okay to say I am going to take a break from this.  It is not failure until you quit.  It is okay to let people be disappointed in you.  That is their expectation of you, not yours.  Your success is not tied to anyone.  Period.  I have disappointed many people in my life, I’m sure.  Because they saw a vision of how my life should be.  I sold my first house to the amazement of others and bought an older home surrounded by wonderful trees, near water, and a nature trail.  People I knew thought we had lost our minds buying this old house.  I downsized.  OMG.  Less?  How dare I live with less.  As I look out my window now, all the leaves are brilliant and beautiful.  I call my old friend and we go for walks on the trail near my house.  I no longer live next to an airport.  You would have thought I moved half-way across the universe.  Seriously.

I have been writing almost everyday.  I am a writer.  I know it amazes some and confuses others.  It’s my J.O.B. now and I am currently not getting paid for it.  It doesn’t mean I will never make any money ever again.  No, it doesn’t.  But it means I am doing something for me.  Not for anyone else.  And I like it.  I can volunteer at my children’s schools now, and pop in when needed.  I can work the school store, and actually go to the store.  The benefits are amazing.  They are hugs, kisses, and meeting tiny people at the bus.  I no longer have the latest clothes…it’s okay.  Yoga pants are all the clothes I need anyway.  They are awesome.

So during this time, I have not had it all figured out.  But I have come to the conclusion that if we are honest with ourselves, and our friends, the ones who matter will still be here after I get finished with this process.  If they are gone, they were not willing to be part of my life.  That is not mean, negative or spiteful.  It is the truth.  It took me long enough to figure this out.

So the next time you are having problems, like one of my closest friends says, “It’s okay to not be okay.”  Life will go on, just remember to pick yourself back up and keep going.

Original Text: The Wellness Universe

30 Days – A very heart touching story

Heart Touching Story

Boy and Girl are sitting alone in the park one night

Boy: I guess we are the left overs in this world.

Girl: I think so. All of my friends have boyfriends and we are only the 2 persons left in this world with out any special person in our life .

Boy: Yup I don’t know what to do..

Girl: I know! We’ll play a game..

Boy: What game ?

Girl: i’ll be your girl friend for 30 days and you will be my boy friend…

Boy: That’s a great plan in fact i don’t have nothing to do much this following weeks…

DAY 1: They watch their first movie and they both touched in a romantic film

DAY 4: They went to the beach and have a picnic. Boy and Girl have their quality time together

DAY 12: Boy invited Girl to a circus and they ride on a Horror House….Girl was scared and she touched Boy’s hand but she touched someone else’s hand and they both laughed.

DAY 15: They saw a fortune teller down the road and they asked for their future advice and the fortune teller said: “My darling, Please don’t waste the time of your life. Spend the rest of your time together happily” Then tears flow out from the teller’s eyes.

DAY 20: Girl invited Boy to go to the hill and they saw a meteor.Girl mumbled something.

DAY 28: They sat on the bus and because of a bumpy road Girl gave her first kiss to Boy by accident

DAY 29: 11:37pm Girl and Boy sat in the park where they first decided to play this game.

Boy: I’m tired. Do you want any drinks? I’ll buy you one. I’ll just go down the road.

Girl: Apple Juice that’s all.

Boy: Wait for me.

20 mins later. A stranger approached Girl.

Stranger: Are you a friend of Dat Boy?

Girl: Why yes? What happened?

Stranger: A reckless drunken driver ran over boy and he is critical in the hospital.

11:57pm: The doctor went out of the emergency room and he handed out an apple juice and a letter.

Doctor: We found this in boy’s pocket .

Girl reads the letter and it says: This past few days, I realized. You are really a cute girl and I am really falling for you. Your cherish smile your everything when we played this game. Before this game would end. I would like you to be my girl friend for the rest of my life.

“I love you”

Girl crumples the paper and shouted: “I don’t want you to die. I love you. Remember that night when we saw a meteor, I mumbled something. I mumbled that I wish we would be together forever and never end this game. Please don’t leave me. I love you! You cannot do this to me ”

Then the clock strikes 12 Boy’s heart stopped pumping.

Courtesy: Mastegg