onsdag 14 maj 2008

What have we given to them?

It´s time to react against all this starvation and death all around the world. We will never solve the problem by giving some coins for sadaqa. God will ask us about what we've done for the helpless people, so what are we going to answer??!

Oh Allah, give us the strength to help the suffering people! And help us to help them followin your path! Ameen...

tisdag 13 maj 2008


Stridulation is the act of making sounds or musical notes by rubbing together certain hard parts of the body. It is very common for many male insects to produce such of noise, specially by orthoperas as crickets, grasshoppers and locusts. There are also animals that use stridulation such as snakes, spiders, and birds. Recent studies by a small band of researchers show that even ants have the capacity to stridulate! One of the most known in the researching is Dr. Robert Hickling. In his homepage you may find more about him and his research (read also this article for more information.

There is something special about this "new discovery". It was already written for more tan 1400 years ago in the Quran. In surat an-Naml in the verse 18 it states that ants do comunicate, and warn the others in case of emergency. It says in the Quran:

"Till, when they reached the Valley of the Ants, an ant exclaimed: O ants! Enter your dwellings lest Solomon and his armies crush you, unperceiving" (Chapter 27, verse 18, Translation by Pickthal)
Listen to the sound of Black Fire Ants (MP3 files from Dr. Hickler's homepage):

Watch the following video from IslamicTube:

Definition: Stridulation from Online Medical Dictionary.
Dr. R. Hicklings homepage.
Stridulation on Wikipedia
Translation of the verse from USC-MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts
Article: When Ants Squeak

måndag 12 maj 2008

About reading Quran

Abu Musa Al-Ash´ari (ra) reported:

The messenger of Allah (saw) said:

"The beliver who recites the Quran is like a citron whose fragance is sweet and whose taste is delicious. A beliver who does not recite the Quran is like a date-fruit which has no fragance but has a sweet taste. The hypocryte who recites the Quran is like colocynth whose fragance is so sweet, but its taste is bitter. The hypocrite who does not recite the Quran is like basil which has no fragance and its taste is bitter".

[al-Bukhari and Muslim]

söndag 11 maj 2008

Our need of a Creator

[Fragment of the text "The Way to Belief"]

The reason that things must have a creator, is because the things which are comprehensible by the mind that is man, life, and the universe, are limited, weak, imperfect, and are in need for something other than themselves. Man is limited, because he grows in every aspect to a certain limit that he cannot surpass, so he is limited. Life is limited, because it manifests itself only in individuals, and what is noticed by the senses is that it is concluded with the individual, thus it is limited. The universe is limited, because it is the sum of celestial bodies, and each body is limited; and the sum of limited things is self-evidently limited. Thus, man, life, and the universe are definitely limited. When we ponder on the limited (thing), we see that it is not azali (eternal - limitless), otherwise it would not have been limited, and therefore, it must be created by something else, which is the Creator of man, life and the universe. This Creator, is either created by someone else, creator of himself, or azali (eternal - limitless) whose existence is indispensable (wajib ul-wujood). It is absolutely false that he is created by someone else, because he would then be limited. It is also false that he is the creator of himself and could not be rationally considered as the Creator. As for being self-created, the ramification of which would be he is created by himself and creating himself simultaneously. This is simply absurd. Hence, the creator must be azali (eternal - limitless) whose existence is indispensable. He is Allah (swt).


lördag 10 maj 2008

Creador y creación

[Fragmento del texto

La razón de que las cosas deban tener un creador, se debe a que aquello que la mente percibe acerca del hombre, la vida y el universo son limitadas: débiles ('ayiz), imperfectas (naqs), y dependientes de otras. El ser humano es limitado (mahdud), ya que crece, en todo sentido, hasta un cierto punto que no puede sobrepasar . La vida es limitada, ya que únicamente se manifiesta individualmente, y es un hecho que esta concluye en el individuo. El universo es limitado, ya que está constituido de cuerpos celestes, y cada uno de éstos cuerpos celestes es limitado. La suma de elementos limitados da como resultado algo limitado. Por lo tanto el hombre, la vida y el universo son limitados. Al reflexionar en lo limitado, sabemos que no es eterno, es decir, sin límites (azali), de otra manera no sería limitado, lo que conlleva a que debe haber sido creado por algo, que es el Creador del hombre, la vida y el universo. Este Creador o es creado por otro o creado por si mismo o azali (eterno, ilimitado) cuya existencia es indispensable (wayib ul-wuyood). Es absolutamente falso que haya sido creado por otro, ya que entonces sería limitado. También es falso que se ha creado a sí mismo ya que entonces sería creador y creado al mismo tiempo, por lo que racionalmente no podría ser considerado como el Creador. Por lo tanto el creador debe ser azali (eterno, ilimitado) y cuya existencia es indispensable. El es Alá (swt).