שמע ישראל ה' אלהינו ה' אחד
فمن كان يرجوا لقاء ربه فليعمل عملا صالحا ولا يشرك بعبادة ربه أحدا




Jul 29, 2012

Muqarnas

Posted By Snow at 7/29/2012 1 comments

Muqarnas (مقرنص) is an architectural decor on domes, niches, arches etc; reminiscent of stalactites or honeycombs. [wiki] وأوحى ربك إلى النحل أن اتخذي من الجبال بيوتا ومن الشجر ومما يعرشون [Q16:68-69] It is seen in ancient Islamic architecture for centuries. Here, it looks like it's complemented with windows to illuminate it with natural light. مثل نوره كمشكاة فيها مصباح [Q24:35]

I'm not into the luxury, only the architecture. الحمد لله
وتتخذون مصانع لعلكم تخلدون [Q26:129]

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Jul 25, 2012

Fortune 1001

Posted By Snow at 7/25/2012 4 comments

I will wait for you, blueberry cheese (◠ 9 ◠)

I dunno if I'm coherent. But to illustrate, is being less fortunate like fasting? Like how you fast all day, with no meals and restraining the desires. لعلكم تتقون [Q2:183] & say, while walking in the summer's heat after laborious work... a beautiful child in her dad's Ferrari Enzo happily eating her ice cream sundae pities you, & she offers you her ice cream. coz you know, you look so unfortunate. (T p T)

But, you know the delicious joys of iftar (breaking of fast) is in a few hours... & you hope for it, when the sun sets. ان للصائم فرحتين [SM6.2568] ماشاء الله (◠v◠)/

So. Like fasting, the "less fortunate" may not have the fancy stuffs now. But they have something else - spirit, will, courage. & they can strive for the hereafter. So when their body sets & it is inevitable - they'll have their rewards. والباقيات الصالحات خير [Q18:46], سلام عليكم بما صبرتم فنعم عقبى الدار [Q13:24] ماشاء الله

Then mankind will attain fairness. For all of us - the poor, rich, beautiful, ugly, healthy, sick, disabled etc... Everyone will be rewarded for what they strives for. Everyone will have a chance to receive the great fortune. ولتنظر نفس ما قدمت لغد [Q59:18], فوقاهم الله شر ذلك اليوم ولقاهم نضرة وسرورا [Q76:11-22] الحمد لله

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
ولنبلونكم بشيء من الخوف والجوع ونقص من الأموال والأنفس والثمرات وبشر الصابرين
الذين إذا أصابتهم مصيبة قالوا إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
أولئك عليهم صلوات من ربهم ورحمة واولئك هم المهتدون

And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient. Who, when disaster strikes them, say, "Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return." Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the (rightly)guided. [Holy Quran 2:155-157]
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If one day fortune slips you by, I will not deem you less.
& if one day fortune slips me by, your kindness is for your own rewards. Merci.

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Jul 17, 2012

Purity

Posted By Snow at 7/17/2012 2 comments

Longing for purity and beauty
My birth was on a Friday, 2 days after the Prophet's birthday
& that night the full moon shone... I feel happy thinking of it
A pure me was born ... on a blessed day


Longing for acceptance, a Mary in a modern world
An Islam since the beginning of time. Mary then is still Mary now.





خير نسائها مريم، وخير نسائها خديجة
The best of the world's women is Mary (at her lifetime),
and the best of the world's women is Khadija (at her lifetime)

- Prophet Muhammad

Sahih Bukhari, Vol 5 Book 58 Hadith162

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