The difference is that Nasihah is printed and Hidaya is not. Nasihah is mostly about Islam however, Hidaya is about politics, world issues, anything you want to write about.on November 29, 2004 7:24 PM
Ages 3-12: I wanted to be the President. I wrote him letters and made a year by year outline of my political goals.
Ages 12-18: I wanted to be a neuropsychiatrist or psychobiologist. I interned at a research institute and presented a poster on my year's worth of research at a national APS conference in Miami that my lab sent me to.
Ages 18-20: I wanted to be a human rights lawyer. I started taking part in activist groups and in the student government. I was senator for two years and VP for one. I gave a speech before the student body on the first anniversary of 9-11 and won the attention of the dean of a law school who later gave me his card and asked me to contact him directly when I was ready for law school.
Ages 20-present: I cant wait to homeschool my kids and make them into the most powerful freaking army of mu'imins the world has ever seen. I cant wait to study the deen abroad. I cant wait to teach whatever I learn to others. I am the happiest and most ambitious now than I have ever been in my life.
It is absolutely amazing how our desires and our individual understanding of 'success' changes and evolves with time.
As long as a person is active, working fisabilillah, and is growing, their talents and abilities are not being wasted. Each person uses whatever gifts they have to do the task they choose to do. Whether you choose medicine, law, construction, writing, social work, whatever, you will be using what you have been given by your Lord. Your talents and energies are never wasted--they are simply rerouted and used to complete a different task. We should never think "oh, but if I choose that career I will be wasting myself" because if what you are doing is in order to achieve an islamic end, and is for the good of the ummah, you are doing A-ok.
on November 29, 2004 10:15 PM
I am impressed, Masha'Allah.
May Allah bestow you with all the Good that you desire for yourself and for your family and loved ones, in this life and in the hereafter...Ameen
The main problem isnt that we dont have enough people trying to become professionals and aiming for excellence--the main problem is that we dont have enough people doing what they are doing for the sake of Allah, Glorious and Exalted, and purely for the benefit of the ummah. Our intentions have become tainted and due to this our efforts will never have the barakah that is necessary in order for us to have tawfiq in ANYTHING. A slave who works for the sake of Allah is tommorrow's khalifah.on November 29, 2004 10:26 PM
Justoju San; I couldn't have said it any better, You just nailed it with your last comment.
Jazak Allah Khair, for the reminder!on November 29, 2004 10:34 PM
JazakAllahu khair brother Asif, but Justoju San? I am not the karate kid and I am quite sure you arent a sensei. Sister Justoju will do just fine inshaAllah. Or Sis. Justoju. Or Sr. Justoju. Your choice.
The comments I left are really for the sisters who, like me, grew up never even considering living without a professional western version of a career. Just wanted to say that there are other options. I have a lot to say on this issue and plan to inshaAllah write an article on muslim women and careers. (And yes, I think it is ok for women to have them...but not unconditionally)on November 29, 2004 11:39 PM
hahaha...you got that right...I aint a sensei.
But I prefer San in respect. Obviously, you cant be Chan to me, and I dont think you wanna be called Sama. So I think Sr. Justoju-San will suffice for now.on November 30, 2004 12:06 AM
SubhaanAllah... I have to agree with the comments about realizing what one is meant for, as far as working for the good of Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala).
I thought I knew for sure since age 5 EXACTLY what I was gonna be doing for life. I even entered college thinking that I just KNEW what I wanted to do. Three years into college, I STILL thought I KNEW.
THen, something happens, you awaken, alhamdulillah.
You realize that there is a talent in you that Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) has blessed you with. You realize the potential of using that talent fi sabeel Allah.
The money will come inshaAllah, it's just not what the AIM should be.
Just like with spouses... AIM to get married and naught else, and well.. you lose. AIM to dominate this dunya for the aakhirah, and you'll see the spouse (as well as any other sought after desires of the dunya) fall into place if that is the will of Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala).
-- yeah I had to add in that last part.
Don't waste time fretting or worrying... work, work, WORK in the path of Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala).on November 30, 2004 12:48 AM
Makkah, Madinah, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Malaysia, Yemen, Pakistan--there are qualified shuyukh everywhere. I prefer arabic speaking countries to non arabic speaking ones so I figure I will start in Egypt and work my way eastwards :).
So does it mean now that with "Bridges" channel available in North America (on Cable-TV), I can subscribe to that channel. That will be 1% good out of the 99%, NO?
Just kidding!on November 30, 2004 10:31 PM
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