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Today is the Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad,peace be upon him & Mawlid un Nabi(ﷺ) Mubarak to all Muslims around the world ♥

Posted in EY NEBİ & Prophet Muhammad, The articles in English & stories, İSLAM with tags , , , on 29/11/2017 by Semra Polat

Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [ Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [ Allah to grant him] peace.

Şüphesiz Allah ve melekleri Peygamber’e salât ediyorlar. Ey iman edenler! Siz de ona salât edin, selâm edin.

Surah Al-Ahzab [33:56]

Allahumma salli ala sayyedina Muhammadin wa ala ali sayyedina Muhammad. Be ‘adadi kulli da’in wa dawa’in wa barik wasallim alayhi wa alayhim katheera.

O Allah, bestow blessings on our master Muhammad and on all of his family, in the number of all illnesses and all cures, and send him and to all of them many many peace and blessings.

Salli wa sallim ya Rabbi ala habeebeka Muhammadin wa ala jamee’ al’anbiyaa wal mursalin wa ala ali kullin wa sahbi kullin ajma’in. ameen wal hamdulillahi rabbil’alameen.

O my Lord and Cherisher, bestow blessings and peace on your beloved Muhammad and on all of the messengers and prophets, and on all of their families and companions.

Ameen and All praise be to Allah.

Alfu alfi salatin wa alfu alfi salamin ‘alayka ya Rasulullah.
Endless blessings and endless peace be upon you, O Prophet of Allah.
Alfu alfi salatin wa alfu alfi salamin ‘alayka ya habiballah.
Endless blessings and endless peace be upon you, O beloved of Allah.
Alfu alfi salatin wa alfu alfi salamin ‘alayka ya amina wahyillah.
Endless blessings and endless peace be upon you, O trustee of revelation of Allah.

Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barek ‘ala sayyidina Muhammadin wa ‘ala alihi ve as’habih. Bi adadi awraqil ashjar wa amwajil behar ve qataratil amtar. Waghferlana warhamna waltuf bena ya ilahana bekulli salatin minha shahadah. Ashhadu an la ilaha illallah va ashadu anna muhammadan rasulullahi sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wasallam.

O Allah, bestow blessings and peace on our master Muhammad and on all of his family and companions, in the number of the leaves of the trees and the waves of the seas and the drops of the rain. O Allah, forgive us our sins, have mercy on us, and be graceful to us with each of these blessings. I testify that there is no god but Allah and I testify that Muhammad, Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, is His Messenger.

Reklamlar

Life is not a bed of roses . . . Hayat güllük gülistanlık değildir . . .

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What a beautiful pray: .❝Our Lord, pour upon us patience and plant firmly our feet.❞ Patient to Friends, Enemies, Blessing, Tribulation, Exam.

Ne güzel bir duadır: .❝Rabbimiz üzerimize sabır yağdır, ayaklarımızı (düşman karşısında) sabit kıl.❞ Dosta, Düşmana, Nimete, Musibete, İmtihana Sabır…

We are always in an exam. About the people we love and we don’t love. About our friends, enemies. Oh Allah! Don’t let us to be loser!

Her an imtihandayız. Sevdiklerimizle, sevmediklerimizle. Dostlarımızla, düşmanlarımızla. Ey Allah’ım! Kaybedenlerden eyleme!

Life is not a bed of roses. Sometimes we have to walk on thorns. In times of prosperity make Shukr. In times of adversity make Sabr.

Hayat güllük gülistanlık değildir. Bazen diken üzerinde yürümek zorundayız. Bolluk zamanlarında Şükret. Zorluk zamanlarında sabret.

Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. & Muhakkak ki zorlukla beraber, bir kolaylık vardır. Surah Ash-Sharh [94:6]

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Difficult times are meant to bring you closer to the Almighty. So if you’re having a rough day or tough month, be calm. Let His Plan unfold.

Mufti Ismail Menk

And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord except for those astray?

[Quran 15: 56]

Zor zamanlar, sizi Allah’a daha da yaklaştırmak için gelir. Eğer kötü bir gün geçiriyorsanız veya zor bir ayda iseniz, sakin olun. Allah’ın planının ortaya çıkmasını bekleyin.

Mufti Ismail Menk

Ve Rabbimin rahmetinden, sapıklardan başka kim ümit keser?

[Hicr suresi, 56. ayet]

Do not grieve, there is another life to come…!! Üzülme, bizi bekleyen yeni bir hayat var … !!

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The day will come when Allah will gather together the first of the creation and the last of it. The knowledge of this occurrence alone should reassure you of Allah’s justice. So whoever’s money is usurped here shall find it there; whoever is oppressed here shall find justice carried out there; and whoever oppresses here shall find his punishment there.

Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher, said,

“The drama of this life is not complete; there must be a second scene to it, for we see the tyrant and his victims without seeing justice being executed. We see the conqueror and the subjugated, without the latter finding any revenge. Therefore there must be another world, where justice will be carried out.”

Ash-Shaykh `Ali at-Tantawi, commenting on this, said:

“This statement suggests a confession from this foreigner (to Islam); of the existence of a Hereafter where judgment will take place.”

An Arab poet said:

“If the minister and his delegates rule despotically, and the judge on earth is unjust in his judgments, then woe, followed by woe after woe

Upon the judge of the earth from the judge who is above.

“(This Day shall every person be recompensed for what he earned. No injustice [shall he done to anybody]. Truly, Allah is Swift in reckoning. (Qur ‘an 40: 17)

Robert Louis Stevenson said:

“Every person is capable of performing his daily tasks, no matter how difficult they are, and every person is capable of living happily during his day until the sun sets: and this is the meaning of life.”

“Robert Louis Stevenson şöyle dedi ; Ne kadar meşakkatli olursa olsun her insan işini bir gün içinde yapabilir. Güneş batıncaya kadar her insan mutluluk içinde yaşayabilir. İşte hayatın anlamı budur.”

Stephen Leacock said:

“The young child says: when I will become a bigger boy. The boy says: when I become a teenager, and when that time comes, he says: when I will marry. What about after marriage? And what comes after all of these stages? One’s thoughts constantly follow the tune of the following: when I will be able to retire. But when one actually reaches old age and looks back, he is scorched by a cold wind. He lost out on his whole life that dwindled away without ever living inside of it. And thus we learn, only when it is too late, that life is to be lived in every breathing minute and hour.”

Such is the state of those who put off repenting from their sins. One of our pious predecessors said:

“I warn you of delaying and saying that I will do it later, for this is a phrase that prevents one from doing good and causes one to fall behind in deeds of righteousness.”

Leave them to eat and enjoy, and let them be preoccupied with [false] hope. They will come to know! (Qur’an 15: 3)

The French philosopher, Montaigne, said:

“My life was filled with bad luck that never showed mercy.”

I assert that despite their knowledge and intelligence, many famous thinkers knew nothing of the wisdom behind their own creation. They were not guided by the teachings that Allah sent through His Messenger, Muhammad (pbuh).

And he for whom Allah has not appointed light, for him there is no light. (Qur’an 24: 40)

Verily, we showed him the way, whether he be grateful or ungrateful. (Qur’an 76: 3)

Dante said:

“Consider that this day will not occur again.”
Better and more beautiful and complete is the hadith:
“Pray as if it is your farewell prayer.”

Dante şöyle dedi:

“Bugünün bir daha doğmayacağını düşün.”

Daha iyi ve daha güzel ve tamamlayan bir Hadis,
“Namazına kalktığın vakit (dünyaya) veda edenin (namazı gibi) namaz kıl.”

Whoever puts it into his mind that today is his last day, will make a fresh repentance, will do good deeds, and will strive to be obedient to his Lord, the Almighty and His Messenger (bpuh).

Grieve not and ask yourself the following questions

1. Do I put off living in the present because of fears and apprehensions about the future or because of hopes of the magical garden beyond the horizon?

2. Do I embitter my present life by mulling over events that occurred in the past?

3. Do I wake up in the morning with an intention of spending my day usefully?

4. Do I find that I am benefiting from my life when I try to concentrate on a present situation or task?

5. When will I begin to live in the present moment, without worrying too much about the past and future? Next week? Tomorrow? Or today?

Excerpt from the book “Don’t Be Sad , Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni

Acceptance AND Surrender. & Kabullenmek VE Teslim Olmak.

Posted in SEMRA'NIN DÜNYASI & SEMRA'S WORLD !, İNŞİRAH, İSLAM with tags , , , , , on 02/10/2017 by Semra Polat

Acceptance

1. When we don’t accept an undesired event, it becomes anger;
when we accept it, it becomes tolerance.

2. When we don’t accept uncertainty, it becomes fear;
when we accept it, it becomes adventure.

3. When we don’t accept bad behavior of others towards us, it becomes
hatred; when we accept it, it becomes forgiveness.

4. When we don’t accept success of others, it becomes jealousy;
when we accept it, it becomes inspiration.

Surrender

1. When we are wrong and we surrender, it means we are
honest.

2. When we are in doubt and we surrender, it means we are
wise.

3. When we are right and we surrender, it means we value
our relations.

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ~☆~ Hayatın amacı mutlu olmak değildir. İşe yarar olmaktır, onurlu olmaktır, merhametli olmaktır, yaşadığın süre boyunca bir fark yaratmaktır.― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Posted in Allah (Jalla Jalaluhu), Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi, The articles in English & stories, İSLAM, İSTANBUL with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 28/09/2017 by Semra Polat

“Love cannot be contained within our speaking or listening. Love is an ocean whose depths cannot be plumbed. Love cannot be found in erudition and science, books and pages. The kernel of Love is a mystery that cannot be divulged”.
(Diwan-i-Shams-I Tabrizi)

Those who believe and do good deeds — the Gracious God will create love in their hearts. (Al Quran 19:97)

Allah is not only the Gracious and the Merciful, but, also wants humanity to be gracious and merciful, to each other. Compassion’ is the most frequently occurring word in the Qur’an. Each of its 114 chapters, with the exception of the 9th, begins with the invocation ‘In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful…

The Qur’an frequently speaks of God’s plan for diversity, and the goodness of difference as part of this plan. “O mankind, We have indeed created you as male and female, and made you as nations and tribes that you may come to know one another” (49:13); “And every community has its direction of which He lets them turn towards it. Vie, therefore, with one another in doing good works. Wherever you may be, God will gather you all unto Him”. (2:148) “There is no compulsion in religion” (2:256); “Truly, those who believe, and the Jews, and the Christians and Sabeans – whosoever believes in God and the Day of Judgement and act virtuously will receive their reward from their Lord; no fear of grief will befall them”. (2:62) and “Whoever saves the life of one human being, it shall be as if he had saved the whole of humankind” (5:32)

The Holy Quran advises us to be compassionate to any one who asks for our favor:
”And him who seeks thy help, chide not.”
(Al Quran 93:11)

You will not attain righteousness till you spend in charity of the things you love.

Sevdiğiniz şeylerden Allah yolunda harcamadıkça iyiliğe asla erişemezsiniz.

― The Qur’an, Chapter 3, verse 92

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

Hayatın amacı mutlu olmak değildir. İşe yarar olmaktır, onurlu olmaktır, merhametli olmaktır, yaşadığın süre boyunca bir fark yaratmaktır.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one has ever become poor by giving.

Kimsenin vererek yoksullaştığı görülmemiştir.

― Anne Frank

A Letter To The Culture That Raised Me & Yetiştiğim Kültüre Açık Mektup & Yasmin Mogahed

Posted in Allah (Jalla Jalaluhu), The articles in English & stories, İNŞİRAH, İSLAM with tags , , , , , , , , on 02/09/2017 by Semra Polat

Growing up, you read me the Ugly Duckling. And for years I believed that was me. For so long you taught me I was nothing more than a bad copy of the standard (men).

I couldn’t run as fast or lift as much. I didn’t make the same money and I cried too often. I grew up in a man’s world where I didn’t belong.

And when I couldn’t be him, I wanted only to please him. I put on your make-up and wore your short skirts. I gave my life, my body, my dignity, for the cause of being pretty. I knew that no matter what I did, I was worthy only to the degree that I could please and be beautiful for my master. And so I spent my life on the cover of Cosmo and gave my body for you to sell.

I was a slave, but you taught me I was free. I was your object, but you swore it was success. You taught me that my purpose in life was to be on display, to attract, and be beautiful for men. You had me believe that my body was created to market your cars. And you raised me to think I was an ugly duckling. But you lied.

Islam tells me, I’m a swan. I’m different – it’s meant to be that way. And my body, my soul, was created for something more.
God says in the Qur’an, “O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.” (49:13)

So I am honored. But it is not by my relationship to men. My value as a woman is not measured by the size of my waist or the number of men who like me. My worth as a human being is measured on a higher scale: a scale of righteousness and piety. And my purpose in life – despite what the fashion magazines say – is something more sublime than just looking good for men.

And so God tells me to cover myself, to hide my beauty and to tell the world that I’m not here to please men with my body; I’m here to please God. God elevates the dignity of a woman’s body by commanding that it be respected and covered, shown only to the deserving – only to the man I marry.

So to those who wish to ‘liberate’ me, I have only one thing to say: “Thanks, but no thanks.”

I’m not here to be on display. And my body is not for public consumption. I will not be reduced to an object, or a pair of legs to sell shoes. I’m a soul, a mind, a servant of God. My worth is defined by the beauty of my soul, my heart, my moral character. So, I won’t worship your beauty standards, and I don’t submit to your fashion sense. My submission is to something higher.

With my veil I put my faith on display – rather than my beauty. My value as a human is defined by my relationship with God, not by my looks. I cover the irrelevant. And when you look at me, you don’t see a body. You view me only for what I am: a servant of my Creator.

You see, as a Muslim woman, I’ve been liberated from a silent kind of bondage. I don’t answer to the slaves of God on earth. I answer to their King.

Küçükken bana Çirkin Ördek Yavrusu’nu okudunuz. Yıllarca onun ben olduğuma inandım. Nice zamanlar bana standardın (yani erkeklerin) kötü bir kopyasından başka bir şey olmadığımı kanıksattınız.

Onlar kadar hızlı koşamadım, ağır kaldıramadım. Onlar kadar para kazanamadım, sık sık ağlamadan edemedim. Ait olmadığım bir erkekler-dünyasında büyüdüm.

Ve madem ki bir erkek olamıyorum, o zaman sırf onu memnun etmek istedim. Makyaj yapıp kısa etekler giydim. Hayatımı, bedenimi, onurumu güzel olma uğruna feda ettim. Biliyordum ki her ne yaparsam yapayım, ancak efendime güzel görünüp onu hoşnut ettiğim ölçüde değerim olacaktı. Böylece hayatımı Cosmo dergisi kapağında geçirdim ve bedenimi satışa sundum.

Bir köleydim, fakat beni özgür olduğuma inandırdınız. Sizin bir nesnenizdim, fakat bunun bir marifet olduğuna yemin ettiniz. Hayatımın amacının göz önünde olmak, ilgi çekmek ve erkekler için güzel görünmek olduğunu öğrettiniz. Bedenimin, arabalarınızı pazarlamam için yaratıldığına beni inandırdınız. Ve beni bir çirkin ördek yavrusu olduğumu düşündürerek büyüttünüz. Fakat yalandı söyledikleriniz.

İslam der ki, ben bir kuğuyum. Farklıyım ve öyle de olmak zorunda. Bedenim, ruhum, hep daha ötesi için yaratılmış.

Allah Kur’an’da, “Ey insanlar! Doğrusu biz sizi bir erkekle bir dişiden yarattık. Ve birbirinizle tanışmanız için sizi kavimlere ve kabilelere ayırdık. Muhakkak ki Allah yanında en değerli olanınız, O’ndan en çok korkanınızdır. Şüphesiz Allah bilendir, her şeyden haberdardır.” (49:13) der.

Demek ki ben onurluyum. Ama erkeklerle ilişkim oranında değil. Bir kadın olarak değerim, belimin ölçüsü veya beni beğenen erkek sayısına göre belirlenmiyor. Bir insan olarak kıymetim daha üst bir ölçeğe tabi: doğruluk ve takva ölçeğine. Ve hayattaki gayem –moda dergileri farklı da söylese- erkeklere güzel görünmekten daha yüce bir şey.

Allah bana örtünmemi, güzelliğimi saklamamı ve tüm dünyaya, buraya bedenimle erkekleri hoşnut etmek için gelmediğimi haykırmamı söylüyor. Ben Allah’ın hoşnutluğunu kazanmak için buradayım. Allah, saygı gösterilip örtülmesini, yalnızca evlenilen insana gösterilmesini emrederek, kadın bedeninin saygınlığını yüceltiyor.

Yani beni ‘özgürleştirmek’ isteyenlere söyleyebileceğim tek bir şey var: “Teşekkürler, ama almayayım.”

Ben sergilenmek için burada değilim. Vücudum kamu tüketimine tahsis edilmiş değil. Bir nesneye, ayakkabı satışlarını artıracak bir çift bacağa indirgenecek değilim. Bir ruh’um ben; bir akıl, Allah’a bir kul… Değerim kalbimin, ruhumun güzelliğine, ahlakî karakterime göre belirlenir. Kısacası, sizin güzellik standartlarınıza boyun eğmeyeceğim. Sizin moda anlayışınıza teslim olmayacağım. Benim teslimiyetim daha yüce bir Varlık için.

Tesettürümle ben imanımı ortaya koyuyorum, güzelliğimden ziyade. Zira insan olarak değerim Allah’la olan irtibatıma göredir, nasıl göründüğüme göre değil. Ve bana baktığınızda beni bir beden olarak görmüyorsunuz. Beni ancak neysem öyle görüyorsunuz: Yaratıcısına bir kul olarak.

Gördüğünüz gibi, Müslüman bir kadın olarak ben sessiz bir tür boyunduruktan kurtulmuş bulunuyorum. Allah’ın yeryüzündeki kullarına hesap vermem; Onların Hükümdarına hesap veririm.

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