من الشائع جدا أن نلاحظ أنه في الوقت الذي تنشغل فيه الإناث في المنزل بعمل المطبخ جنبا إلى جنب مع الأعمال المنزلية الأخرى، يقضي الذكور أوقاتهم إما في النوم أو الاسترخاء، لا سيما في العالم العربي. والجزء الأكثر إثارة للاهتمام هو أنه حتى بعد يوم كامل من النوم والاسترخاء، فهي تولي اهتماما خاصا على بمائدة الإفطار. Women also need time for worship and contemplation during this special period which is supposed to be different from daily life in other months. Instead of reducing housework, duties of women are doubled in this month.
Display of ignorance about Azaan by a non-Muslim is forgivable. What is more disturbing how ignorant Muslims have become about their own religion! We truly need to awaken their sleeping soul and refresh them with meaning and purpose of Azaan.
The Azaan in Arabic أَذَان is the Islamic call to worship, recited by the muezzins at prescribed five times of the day. The meaning of the word is “to listen, to hear, and be informed about”.the secret of deriving spiritual pleasure in Azaan is to comprehend the meaning of it and feel deeply about it. It is the power and beauty of Adhan that inspired many famous persons in history to convert to Islam.
For some people it seems mandatory to share everything on Facebook…their whereabouts, what they buy and whatever they cook. The food before it reaches the abdomen is displayed on the walls of friends.
Truth speaks itself. Those who are blessed with luxuries in life hardly bother to show them off to public that they are using them in a particular way.
The core value of Ramzan, the holy act of fasting, is universal. Muslims all over the world observe it with exceptional spirit of enthusiasm, devotion and submission. The fundamental goal of fasting is to help people learn how to resist reckless temptations. The Quran notes: “O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you…that you may learn self-restraints.” (2:183)
Now we see almost the same thing happening in the age of technology and internet. With every Islamic quote, hadith or sayings with a bit of difference, “you must share this to, at least, fifty people or do not forget to share. I know you will not have time to share this. If you share and forward this to others, you will be blessed with a lot of rewards…sharing such a message is Sadaqa Jaariyah, and if you do not share, you will be punished by Allah.”
Islam refers sleep to as “half-death”…a fact which science defines it as suspension of consciousness being different from coma and hibernation.
Sleep is one of the signs of the creation of God (Allāh). “And among his signs is your sleep by night and by day and your seeking of His bounty, verily in that are Signs for those who hear” [Al-Rum 30.23].
The only thing that makes a man really free from any form of bondage is his turn to Divinity. His submission to the will of Lord that sets him really free from the illusions of the human. God’s devotion is Devotion without dependence, a Devotion that liberates and elevates. In the experience of this intimacy a man perceives the presence of the Being, of the Divine and attains an independent and a true meaning of freedom in life.