Giant camel's fossils and the Quran

Swiss researchers have discovered the 100,000-year-old remains of a previously unknown giant camel species in central Syria.
"This is a big discovery, a revolution in science," said Jean-Marie Le Tensorer, a prehistory professor at the University of Basel. "It was not known that the dromedary was present in the Middle East more than 10,000 years ago."
We found the first traces of a big animal in 2003, but we were not sure it was a giant camel," he said. A group of humans apparently killed the camel while it was drinking from a spring, said Professor Tensorer, adding that human remains from the same period were discovered nearby at the once water-rich site.
Now how is this related to ISLAM?Well...anyone over here remembers the story of Prophet Salih(as)and the people of Thalmud as narrated in the QURAN? Does that ring a bell now?
Salih said to his people: "O my people! Worship Allah, you have no other Ilah (god) but Him." (11:61)
Salih's people said to him: "O Salih! You have been among us as a figure of good hope and we wished for you to be our chief, till this, new thing which you have brought that we leave our gods and worship your God (Allah) alone! Do you now forbid us the worship of what our fathers have worshipped? But we are really in grave doubt as to that which you invite us to monotheism." (11:62 Quran).
"O my people! This she camel of Allah is a sign to you, leave her to feed on Allah's earth, and touch her not with evil lest a near torment will seize you." (11:64 Quran)
To Thamud people We sent their brother Salih. HE said: "O my people! Worship Allah, you have no other Ilah (god) but Him (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah). Indeed there has come to you a clear sign ( the miracle of the coming out of a huge she camel from the midst of a rock) from your Lord. This she camel of Allah is a sign unto you so you leave her to graze in Allah's earth, and touch her not with harm, lest a painful torment should size you. Remember when He made you successors after Ad people and gave you habitations in the land, you build for yourselves palaces in plains and carve out homes in\n the mountains. So remember the graces bestowed upon you from Allah, and do not go about making mischief on the earth."\nthe leaders of those who were arrogant among his people said to those who were counted weak to such of them as believed: "Know you that Salih is one sent from his Lord." They said: "We indeed believe in that with which he has been sent." Those who were arrogant said: "Verily, we disbelieve in that which you \nbelieve in."\n. So they killed the she camel and insolently defied the Commandment of their Lord, and said: "O Salih! Bring about your threats if you are indeed one of the Messengers (of Allah)." So the earthquakes seized them and they lay dead, prostrate in their homes. Then he (Salih) turned from them, and said: "O my people\n! I have indeed conveyed to you the Message of my Lord, and have give you good advise but you like not good advisers." (7:73-79 Quran) \nAlhamdu lilah.This proves the greatness of the holy Quran n 1 of the verses of Surah Fusilat(Chapter41,Verse 53):-"We will show them(unbelievers) our signs in all the regions of Earth and in their own souls,until they clearly see that this is the Truth"\n\nI ask the unbelievers a question of Surah Rehman Ch:55 "Fa-bi-Ayeen-Aalae-rabi-uka-ma-tukazibaan", which means "Which of the signs of thy Lord will u then deny?".If u still deny Allah`s this sign be ready because hell fire is waitin for you.

Makhdoom Alauddin Sabir Ahmad Kalayri

He was born on 19 Rabi-al-Anwal 592 Hijri in Herat, Afghanistan.His father was Syed Abul Rahim, was the grand son of Hazrat Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani and mother, Jamila Khatun, the elder sister of Baba Farid Ganj-e- Shakar.His studies started at home, learnt the Holy Qur'an and some lessons on Arabic and Persian from his father. The mother took special care in his moral and spiritual up bringing. After initial studies at home, he repaired to the care of his maternal uncle "Baba Farid", at Pak-Pattan.His mother left him in the care of his
brother and returned to Harat. She, however, said to her brother on the departure: "My son is extremely shy and quiet; would never say or demand anything. Take care of his food." Baba Farid promised.
Thinking that lest Hazrat Makhdoom should feel shy or cautious, remain hungry sometimes, or that he should get food without asking entrusted him the duty of the distribution of food (Langar) to the people. This was also to train him mentally and practically. He joy-fully accepted the appointment, distributed Lanagr (food) two times a day, in between engaged in prayers, but after the evening prayers he attended to the discourses of Baba Farid. He dispensed with his duties well, did not partake a single morsel form the langar, kept fasts, and
when had nothing to break them in the evenings, would go to the jungle and ate wild berries and fruits.
He did his duties for 12 years. Frequent and continuous fasting made him weak. When his mother came and saw him, she complained to his brother of her son's weakness and alleged that he had kept him hungry. Baba Farid replied: "I appointed him the administration of the langar" Then asked to Sabir: "why did you not eat from it?" Hazrat Makhdoom Sabir replied: "you ordered me to distribute the food and not to partake from it." His reply surprised all. Baba Farid remarked: "He is Sabir (patient). God has not created him to eat." Later the word became a part of his name.
After a long time his mother came from Herat and requested her brother to marry his daughter to her son. Baba Farid replied: "He has nothing to do with marriage. He is lost in meditation and awe-some-ness." The sister said: "This is an excuse since he is an orphan, you decline the request." Baba Farid, upon this, married away his daughter, Khadija, to him. During the night when the bride entered the room, she found him lost in prayers. When finished, he asked who she was. She replied: "your wife!" Hazrat Makhdoom said. "How can I accommodate two in my heart? I have already it to one." As he uttered the words a fire burned the bride to ashes. When attained the outer as well as spiritual knowledge his Teachers, Baba Farid, led him out of his room one day and made him sit in an open place. Hazrat NizamuddinAuliya, who was not bestowed upon the rank of the spiritual heir at that time, attended the ceremony. Baba Farid put a green turban on his head and taught him the secret Ism-e-Azam by blowing into his ear, he became for some while he lost his material senses by that blow.
Later Makhdoom Sabir told Baba Farid that he is willing to go to Delhi, Baba Farid gave hims permission to leave, and said: "My Khilafat Stamp is to Jamal Hanswi (A desciple of Baba Farid), so take the letter of Khilafat & go to him." When Hazrat Sabir reached there, the sun was setting, Hazrat Sabir asked him to stamp his letter of Khilafat. Jamal Hanswi replied: "Now you must be tired, go & take rest, I will stamp your letter in the morning". Hazrat Sabir insisted to stamp the letter right now. (As he was very Jalali in nature). Jamal Hanswi replied: "Now it is dark & there isn't any lamp, so I can't do that now." Hazrat Sabir blew his fingers, and his all five fingers started to burn like a lamp. Jamal Hanswi became angry to see that, and said: "You are showing me your miracle?" He angrily tore the letter of Khilafat of Hazrat Sabir. In reply, Hazrat Sabir tore Jamal Hanswi's praying rug & said: "You tore my letter of Khilafat, I tore your
Qutubiat (Sainthood.)" Jamal Hanswi asked:"Have you tored my Qutubiat (sainthood) Of future or Past?" Hazrat Sabir said: "Future's", Jamal Hanswi replied: "Thank God, Past is saved". Hazrat Sabir then left, and went to the city of Kalayr, which was very congested & large city at that time. On Friday, Hazrat Sabir went to perform the Friday Prayer in the mosque. He went there early, so he sat on the first row. Because his appearance was like poor, with long hair & beard, tored cloths, so every person that came in the mosque, asked him to sit on the row behind, it continued untill whole mosque became full of the people & they cause Hazrat Sabir to sit from outside the mosque. When the Friday Prayer started, Hazrat Sabir turned angry, and said: "O Mosque, why are you still standing? Fall down." The Mosque collapsed, all people inside the mosque died at the moment. Also a disease struck the city & whole city of Kalayr was destroyed.
He stayed on a mound near the ruins of the Kalayr and used to say that loneliness was better than habitation. He was taciturn by nature, and engaged himself whole heartily in prayer and meditation. His awe-some-ness was such as no man could stand to it. He was absorbed beyond description. He stood holding the branch of a goolar tree for 12 years waiting for the revelation of godly presence. The body dried up became thin, and immovable. Only eyes worked until at last he realized the Supreme Being. Baba Farid's inner powers revealed to him Makhdoom Sabir's state, so he asked his all disciples: "Who ever would go to Sabir, I will gave him a gift." One of his disciples "Khawaja Shamsuddin Turk" agreed to go there. Baba Farid directed him not to stand before Hazrat Sabir but serve him form behind his back.(As it would be dangerous to Khwaja Shamsuddin). Khwaja Shamsuddin was a good singer with charming voice, so when he reached to Kalayr, he saw that Hazrat Sabir is in strange condition, movless like a statue, and standing by holding the branch of a tree, and his eyes are up towards the sky. Khwaja Shamsuddin stood on his left side, and start singing some Sufi song in his charming voice. After few moments, Hazrat Sabir came into his senses & said: "Shamsuddin, sit down". Shamsuddin replied: "How could a slave sit when his master is standing". Hazrat Sabir said: "Okay, also let me sit". Because he stood for so many years, so he was unable to sit. Khwaja Shamsuddin helped him to lay down, and then he massaged Hazrat Sabir. Hazrat Sabir asked Khwaja Shamsuddin about Baba Farid, and said: "The Shaikh was nice". When Khwaja Shamsuddin reached back to Pak-Pattan, and told everything about Sabir to Baba Farid. Baba Farid asked him: "Did Sabir asked about me?" Shamsuddin said: "Yes, he said that Shaikh was nice". After listening these
words, Baba Farid became rapture, and said:"Now I've become a Shaikh".
When Khwaja Shamsuddin Turk asked Baba Farid to give him the gift as he promised. Baba Farid replied: "Go to Ali Ahmed Sabir, he will give you the gift". So then Khwaja Shamsuddin left Pak-Pattan, and reached to Kalayr, where he served Hazrat Sabir for some time. Hazrat Sabir taught him & after completing the teachings, Hazrat Sabir told him: "Now you go and join the army, whenever any miracle would occur by you, then be sure that it would be the day of my
death". So Khwaja Shamsuddin left, and joined the army of "Sultan Alauddin Ghauri". After some time The Sultan headed a compaign to attck the state of Chanurgarh, he tried his best but was unable to conquer the fort of the state. So finally he became hopeless & went to Dervishes for seeking their spiritual help to be successful in his campaign. One Darvish told the Sultan that why is he looking for Darvishes here & there, there is one Darvish in his army, and if he would pray, then the Sultan can conquer the fort without wasting time. That Dervish also told the Sultan the signs of the Dervish, that tonight a strong tornado will strike the territory, all of the lamps will be extinguished, but only that Dervish's lamp will remain lighted.
At the midnight the tornado blew up all the lamps, and Khwaja Shamsuddin's lamp was unharmed, at that time he was reading the Holy Qur'an. The Sultan came into his tent, and stood before him like a servant. Khwaja Shamsuddin understood that something is wrong. Sultan asked him to pray for his success, so that the fort would be conquerred, Khwaja Shamsuddin replied: " I'm not a saint, I'm a normal person, how can I do that?" But the Sultan insisted, so finally Khwaja Shamsuddin agreed. but with some conditions that right now the Sultan should accept his resignation, and give him the salary right now, and he will pray after going three miles away from here. The Sultan agreed. So Khwaja Shamsuddin prayed after leaving the place, and on the next morning the Sultan conquerred the fort. Khwaja Shamsuddin remembered the saying of Hazrat Sabir that whenever any miracle would happen by him, it would be the day of death of Hazrat Sabir. So Khwaja Shamsuddin went directly to Kalayr after praying for the Sultan's success.
When Shamsuddin reached to Kalayr, he saw that Hazrat Sabir's dead body is lying on the ground unhurt, and many wild animals and birds are standing around his dead body like his body guard. When Shamsuddin reached near the dead body of Hazrat Sabir, all wild animals & birds left peacefully. Shamsuddin, did his Tajhiz-wa-Takfeen (washing the dead body & burying it). The moment Hazrat Shamsuddin Turk's prayed on 13, Rabi-ul-Awwal 690 Hijri. So it was the date when Hazrat Sabir died. His tomb stands at Kalayr in the district of Saharanpur (India).
Even after his death, people were scared to go to Kalayr. And finally Hazrat Abdul Quddus Gangohi visited his tomb, so later people started to come to Kalayr & to visit his tomb.


A Muslim’s Income & Expenditure

By: Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi
There is nothing wrong with earning and accumulating wealth provided that one abstains from extravagance, haraam and all ways and means un-lawful in Islam. Wealth can and should be used constructively for one's own benefit as wed as for the benefit of others and for rendering service to Deen. There are a variety of Deeni activities which require wealth. Therefore, a man of wealth can obtain great thawaub by earning and employing wealth in accordance with the Shari'ah. Aiding the poor and needy, contributing to Deeni projects such as Masajid, Madrassahs, works of Tableegh, etc. are wonderful channels in which to employ wealth and thereby build up one's capital in the Aakkirah.
Hadhrat Abdullah (RadhiyaUaho anho) narrates that Rasulullah (SAW) said: "The seeking of a halaal earning is the (next) Fardh (duty) after the Fardh (Salat)."—Baihaqqi
Hazrat Abu Saeed (RA) narrates that Rasulullah (SAW) said: 'An honest and upright trader will be with the Ambiya, Siddiqeen and Shuhadoa (on the Day of Qiyaamah)."—Tirmidhi
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (RA) narrates that Rasulullah (SAW) said: "There was not a Nabi who was not sent as a shepherd." The Ashab asked: "You also tended to sheep?" Rasulullah (SAW) replied: "I tended the goats of the people of Makkah..."—Bukhari
Among the noble ways of earn-ing is farming. Much significance of farming has been mentioned in Ahadith. Hadhrat Anas (RA) narrates that RasuluHah (SAW) said that if any man, animal or bird eats from any tree or farm planted by a Muslim, its owner obtains the thawaab of Sadqah thereby
Ha&at Anas (RA) narrating a lengthy Hadith says that a man from among the Ansaar came to RasuluHah (SAW) and requested something. Rasulullah (SAW) sent someone to bring a mug and a mat from one house. These items RasuluHah (SAW) auctioned among the Ashab. With the money obtained for the items Rasulullah (SAW) bought some food and an axe. Giving these to the Ansaari, Rasulullah (SAW) said: "Go (to the forest), cut wood and see it. This is better for you than begging which will be a blot of disgrace on your face (on the Day of Qiyaamah)."—AbuDawood, Ibn Maajah
Hadhrat Ibn Umar (RA) narrates that Rasulullah (SAW) said: "Allah Ta'ala loves a Mo'min who engages himself in lawful means of earning .
Extravagance or waste is evil. The Shari 'ah prohibits waste. Allah Ta'ala states in the Holy Qur'aan: "Do not waste. Verily, the wasters are the brothers of shaitoan."
Hadhrat Anas Abu Umaamah, Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (RA) and All (RA) narrate that Rasulullah (SAW) said: "Walk along the middle path."

He who amongst you sees something abominable should modify it with the help of his hand; and if he has not strength enough to do that, then he should do it with his tongue;
and if he has not strength enough to do even that, then he should (at least abhor it) from his heart; and that is the least of faith.”

Sayings of Prophet SAW

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "There will emerge from the East some people who will recite the Quran, but it will not exceed their throats, and who will go out of the deen of Islam as an arrow passes through the game. They will never come back to it unless the arrow comes back to the middle of the bow by itself (i.e. impossible!). The companions asked, "What will their signs be?
". The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Their sign will be the habit of shaving off of their beards".\nSahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.651 Narrated by Abu Said Al Khudri

Shar’ae Pardah

A Sermon based on the teachings of Hazrat Thanvi
Allah ta'ala Says: "And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze & guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or their slaves whom their hand possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments.
And O ye Believers! Turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain bliss." (The Noble Quran, 24:31)

In Surah Noor, Women have been specially addressed and instructed as to the order of purdah:
"O prophet, tell the Believing Women too ….."
Now decide for yourself whether your name is included in the list of the "Believing Women". Ask yourself Whether even a spark of faith left in your hearts. Ya Allah! Include our name in the list of Momins and Mominaats (Believing and Believing Women). Bless us with your divine guidance so that we can implement the Holy Quran in our daily life.

"Has not the time yet arrived for the believers that their hearts should melt with the remembrance of Allah and should to the truth sent down by him?"

Hazoor-e-Akram has said
"My whole Ummat will be forgiven except whose who commit sins in broad daylight."

"If the whole world is angry, worry not,
Keep the wishes of the Beloved in sight,
Make a decision once and for all,
What actions are good and what aren’t right."

If in order to gain the approbation of Allah Ta’ala you sacrifice all the carnal desires of your Nafs.
  • An intentional look is a poisoned arrow of Satan. Whenever a person’s gaze falls upon a Na-Mehrum women his fear of Allah Ta’ala he averts his gaze immediately, Allah Ta’ala fills his heart with the sweetness of Emaan.
  • The person who averts his gaze from looking at a Na-Meharam women , Allah Ta’ala rewards him with such whose joy and richness he feels in his heart.
  • It is also forbidden to look at the embellished clothes of women. The reason is that because of it lust and lasciviousness are born in the heart of the gazer.
  • Satan has a deep influence upon three parts of the human body. The eyes, the hearts and private parts of the body. other words, through a gaze lust is born in the human heart and this then leads to moral depravity and wickedness.
  • An evil is adultery of the eyes.
  • On the Day of Judgement, every eye will weep with sorrow except the one which protected itself from evil eyes which kept awake in nightly prayers and also the eyes which shed the tiniest tear with fear of Allah Ta weep on the Day of Resurrection.
  • One day, the wives of Hazoor-e-Akram , Hazrat Umme Salmah and Hazoor- aimoonah were in the presence Hazoor-e-Akram. Suddenly Hazrat Abdullah Bin Umme-Makhtoom arrived. Hazoor-e-Akram asked both his wives observe purdah. Hazrat Umme Salmah observed that the visitor was blind and thus. Could not see them Hazoor answered:
    " Are you two devoid of eye sight too? Aren’t you looking at him?"
  • The external parts of the human body such as the hands, feet, tongue, ears are the perpetrators of various sins. In the same way, the heart commits many sins too. For example, conceit, arrogance, hypocrisy etc. deriving enjoyment by conjuring up picture of Na-Mehrum woman in your imagination is the sin of the heart. Thus you gaze at a woman, both the heart and eyes are guilty of sin.


The importance of growing a beard according to the Ahaadith of Rasulullah and the teachings of the Fuqahaa (Jurists), and the pious spiritual leaders is recorded herein. It has been explained that the growing of the beard was a Sunnah of Rasulullah . It was also the way and the Sunnah of all other Ambiya A.S. A concise and authentic thesis on re-establishing the Sunnah of Rasulullah and all the prophets of Allah.
'Say (O. Muhammad) if you wish to love Allah, follow me; Allah will surely love you'. Al-Qur'an.
By Shaikh Maulana Muhammad Zakariya, (Shaikhul-Hadith, Mazaahirul-Uloom, Saharanpur, INDIA
In this Hadith Rasulullah has declared the keeping of the beard a fundamental requirement of Islam and has described the shaving of the beard as a symbol of the Majoos (fire worshippers). In a well-known Hadith it is related that 'Whomsoever imitates a people, will be regarded as of them'. That is why Rasulullah has commanded us to oppose the Majoos. It is obvious that the growing of the beard is an Islamic injunction and all the Ambiya A.S without exception are agreed on this, as has been already mentioned in Hadith number one. Therefore those who hold this false notion that it was a custom amongst the Arabs to grow beards therefore
Abu Hurairah reports that Rasulullah said: 'Lengthen your beards and cut your moustaches, and in this matter do not imitate the Jews and Christians'. It is indeed unfortunate that today, by apeing the Christians, we are neglecting and destroying this blessed and very important Sunnat of Rasulullah I recall that during my childhood even the elders among the Hindus were accustomed to having beards.
In another Hadith Said ibn Habib relates that Rasulullah could not bear looking at two emissaries that came from the court of King Kisra, because they had shaven their beards. He told them; 'Be destroyed ! Who has told you to make your appearance like this ? ' They replied: 'Our Lord, Emperor Kisra ordered us'. Rasulullah said: 'But I have been commanded by my Lord, Allah to lengthen the beard and cut the moustache'. Hukmul Lih'ya fill Islam.




1. Unnecessary Talking
Umar Ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said: "A person who talks too much is a person who often makes mistakes, and someone who often makes mistakes, often has wrong actions. The Fire has a priority over such a frequent sinner."
2. Unrestrained Glances
It has been related that the Prophet once said words to the effect: "The glance is a poisoned arrow of shaytan. Whoever lowers his gaze for Allah, He will bestow upon him a refreshing sweetness which he will find in his heart on the day that he meets Him.".
3. Too Much Food
Al-Miqdam ibn Ma'd Yakrib said: "I heard the Messenger of Allah say: "The son of Adam fills no vessel more displeasing to Allah than his stomach. A few morsels should be enough for him to preserve his strength. If he must fill it, then he should allow a third for his food, a third for his drink and leave a third empty for easy\nbreathing."
4. Keeping Bad Company
Allah's Apostle said , "The example of a good companion (who sits with you) in comparison with a bad one, is I like that of the musk seller and the blacksmith's bellows (or furnace); from the first you would either buy musk or enjoy its good smell while the bellows\nwould either burn your clothes or your house, or you get a bad nasty smell thereof."
5. Excessive Sleeping
It is necessary for a person to have a sound sleep for good health and mind. But excessive sleeping causes an adverse impact on person. It has dire consequences on person's RIZQ and BARAKAH. Therefore there is Hadith advising Duas asking refuge from lazy and dull heart and mind.

Compiled, edited and adapted by Mohammed Ishtiaq Hussain

Sayings of Prophet SAW

Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "A man used to give loans to the people and used to say to his servant, 'If the debtor is poor, forgive him, so that Allah may forgive us.' So when he met Allah (after his death), Allah forgave him."
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "A lady was punished because of a cat which she had imprisoned till it died. She entered the (Hell) Fire because of it, for she neither gave it food nor water as she had imprisoned it, nor set it free to eat from the vermin of the earth."

Hazrat Awais Qarni RA

His name was Awais, he was known as Awais Qarni because he lived in a town called "Qarn" in Yemen. Hazrat Owais Qarni was a very pious and noble person. He was a great follower of Islam. He had embraced Islam while the Holy Prophet was still alive. He naturally had a very strong desire to see the Prophet but since his mother was old and she needed his help and care, he could not visit the Holy Prophet. As a reward of his service to his mother, he was treated as a Sahabi (Companion of Prophet) by the Prophet even though he could not see him personally. His name entered the list of Sahaba only because of his strong intention to see the Holy Prophet.
Once the Companions asked the Holy Prophet: "Has Hazrat Awais Qarni ever visited you? The Holy Prophet replied: "No, He never watched me physically, but spiritually he met me." Sufism is based on the spiritual connection or link that was between the Holy Prophet & Hazrat Awais Qarni, in Sufism that spiritual connection is known as "Nisbat-e-Awaisiya".
When Hazrat Awais Qarni received a message about the Holy Prophet Mohammed, that he had lost a tooth in the battle of "Uhud", Hazrat Awais Qarni pulled one of his own out (because of his love towards the Holy Prophet). Thinking that he might not have pulled out the right tooth, and because he loved the Holy Prophet more than he loved himself, he pulled out all of his teeth to make sure that he had lost the same tooth as the Holy Prophet Mohammed.
During his last days, the Holy Prophet asked Hazrat Umar and Hazrat Ali to take his shirt (Jubba Mubarak) to Hazrat Awais and ask him to pray for the forgiveness of my followers (Ummah). The reason for this was to show his companions the very high status of Hazrat Awais. Hazrat Umar and Hazrat Ali asked the people if there was anyone from Qarn. One man came forward and told them how to find the place. They set out for Qarn. When they arrived, they asked the people where Awais was. The villagers answered their questions, but were very surprised to see the two prominent Companions asking for an unknown camel shepherd. When Hazrat Umar and Hazrat Ali reached to him, they saw Hazrat Awais saying his prayers. As he finished his prayers, he said, "It is the first time anyone has ever seen me praying. The two men passed on to him Holy Prophet Mohammed’s message asking Awais to pray for the forgiveness of the followers of Mohammed. This he did. After a while he said, "Allah has forgiven and rewarded as many of Mohammed’s followers as the hair of the sheeps of the Rabia and Mazhar tribes. They asked Hazrat Awais, "If you loved Mohammed so much, why didn’t you visit him more often during his life time?" He did not answer, but asked if they took part in the battle of Uhad? And if so, which tooth had Mohammed lost there? Hazrat Umar was greatly impressed by this simple person and asked Hazrat Awais to pray for him. Hazrat Awais replied, "I pray for the forgiveness of everyone at the end of every prayer. If you keep your faith in Allah and His Messenger Mohammed, you will receive my prayers in your graves."
Many times in the company of his followers, the Holy Prophet stated: "I can smell the beauty of my fried from the land of Yemen'". This statement is in direct reference to the spiritual greatness of Hazrat Awais. The prophet also said: "I feel a sweet, peaceful breeze (naseem-e-rehmat) from Yemen".
Hazrat Umar quotes the Prophet as saying "Oh! Umar. From Yemen a man will arrive whose name is Awais and he has signs of Leprosy on his body, he cares for his old and frail mother. If for anything, he takes an oath in the name of Allah, Allah will fulfill his oath. If you can ask from him prayers for your own forgiveness, then you must do so." Hazrat Ibn-e-Sa'd quotes the Holy Prophet as saying "In my ummah (followers) I have a friend whose name is Awais Qarni".

Sayings of Prophet SAW

Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "If you want to put on your shoes, put on the right shoe first; and if you want to take them off, take the left one first. Let the right shoe be the first to be put on and the last to be taken off."

Sahih Al Bukhari Volume 007, Book 072, Hadith Number 747. Narated By Abu Huraira

Prophet's (saw) Last Sermon.

Date delivered: 632 A.C., 9th day of Dhul al Hijjah, 10 A.H. in the 'Uranah valley of Mount Arafat.
After praising, and thanking God, he said: "O People, listen well to my words, for I do not know whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and TAKE THESE WORDS TO THOSE WHO COULD NOT BE PRESENT HERE TODAY. O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Treat others justly so that no one would be unjust to you. Remember that you will indeed meet your LORD, and that HE will indeed reckon your deeds. God has forbidden you to take usury (riba), therefore all riba obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital , however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer inequity. God has judged that there shall be no riba and that all the riba due to `Abbas ibn `Abd al Muttalib shall henceforth be waived. Every right arising out of homicide in pre-Islamic days is henceforth waived and the first such right that I waive is that arising from the murder of Rabi`ah ibn al Harith ibn `Abd al Muttalib. O Men, the Unbelievers indulge in tampering with the calendar in order to make permissible that which God forbade, and to forbid that which God has made permissible. With God the months are twelve in number. Four of them are sacred, three of these are successive and one occurs singly between the months of Jumada and Sha`ban. Beware of the devil, for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things. O People, it is true that you have certain rights over your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under God's trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Treat your women well and be kind to them, for they are your partners and committed helpers. It is your right and they do not make friends with anyone of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste... O People, listen to me in earnest, worship God (The One Creator of the Universe), perform your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your financial obligation (zakah) of your wealth. Perform Hajj if you can afford to. All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves. Remember, one day you will appear before God (The Creator) and you will answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone. O People, NO PROPHET OR MESSENGER WILL COME AFTER ME AND NO NEW FAITH WILL BE BORN. Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand words which I convey to you. I am leaving you with the Book of God (the QUR'AN*) and my SUNNAH (the life style and the behavioral mode of the Prophet), if you follow them you will never go astray. All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness O God, that I have conveyed your message to your people. *The Qur'an: Revealed to Prophet Muhammad during the period from 610-632 AC. The first five verses revealed are: (1) Read in the name of your Lord, Who created. (2) Created man out of a clot that clings (in the womb). (3) Read and your Lord is the Most Bountiful. (4) Who taught by the pen. (5) Taught man that which he knew not.The Last Sermon Confirms the Main Points from the Qur'an:"Oh Prophet, We have sent you as a witness, news bearer and a warner and as someone who invites people to God by His permission and a shining Lamp" (Al-Qur'an 33:45-46). Prophet Muhanimad who was sent to mankind as a news bearer and a wamer for he spoke the truth and did not invent something of his own. The purpose of this article is to confirm the statements made by Prophet Muhammad during his farewell address during the last pilgrimage (10 AH). After praising and thanking God, the Messenger said, "Oh people, listen to my words carefully for I know not whether I will meet you on such an occasion again." TRUST AND ACCOUNTABILITY Sermon: "Oh people, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Remember that you will indeed appear before God and answer for your actions." "If anyone killed a person unless it is for a murder or spreading mischief on earth it would be as it he killed the whole mankind, and if anyone who saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of whole mankind" (5:32). "Then on that day not a soul will be wronged in the least and you shall but be prepaid in the needs of your past deeds" (Al-Qur'an 36:54). FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS Sermon: "Return the things kept with you as trust (amanah) to their rightful owners." "If one of you entrusts (something) the one who has been entrusted with it should hand over his security and he should heed God and not hide any testimony. Anyone who hides it-has a sinfull heart" (Al-Qur'an 2:283). INTEREST (RIBAH) Sermon: "All dues of interest shall stand cancelled and you will have only your capital back. Allah has forbidden interest, and I cancel the dues of interest payable to may uncle Abbas ibn Abdul Muttalib." "You who believe fear God and write off anything that remains outstanding from lending at interest if you are (true) God and His Messenger If you repent you may retail your principal do not wrong and you will not be wronged" (Al-Qur'an 2:278). TREATMENT OF WIFE (SPOUSE) Sermon: "Oh people, your wives have a certain right over you and you have a certain right over them. Treat them well and be kind to them for they are your committed partners and commited helpers. "Provide for them the rich according to his income and the poor according to his means, a provision according to the custom. This is an obligation for those who act kindly" (Al-Qur'an 2:236)."Treat them politely even if you dislike them,. Perhaps you dislike something in which God has placed much good" (Al-Qur'an 4:19). WARNING ABOUT SATAN Sermon: "Beware of Satan, he is desperate to divert you from the worship of God so beware of him in matters of your way of life." "Verily Satan is an enemy to you so treat him as an enemy. He only invites his followers that they may become companions of the blazing fire" (Al-Qur'an 35:6). BROTHERHOOD Sermon: "Oh you people listen carefully. All the believers are brothers. You are not allowed to the things belonging to another Muslim unless he give it to you willingly." "Believers are but brothers so set things right between your brothers and fear God so that you may find mercy" (Al-Qur'an 49: 1 0). SUPERIORITY IS ONLY IN PIETY AND SUBMISSION Sermon: "Oh people, no one is higher than the other unless he is higher in obedience to God. No Arab is superior to a non-Arab except in piety." "The most honored among you in the sight of God is (he who is) the most righteous of you and God has full knowledge and is will acquainted (with all things)" (Al-Qur'an 49:134)."Who can be better in religion than he who submits his whose self to God, does good and follows the ways of abraham for God did take Abraham for a friend" (Al-Qur'an 4:125). IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL WE MUST OBEY BOTH GOD AND HIS MESSENGER Sermon: "Oh people, reflect on my words. I leave behind me two things, the Qur'an and my example and if you follow these, you will not fail." "And obey God and the Messenger so that you may receive mercy" (Al-Qur'an 3:132). OBSERVE THE PILLARS OF ISLAM Sermon: "Listen to me carefully. Worship God and offer prescribed prayer, observe fasting in the month of Ramadan and pay the poor-due." Qur'an: "And establish the prescribed prayer, practice regular charity and bow down with those who bow down" (2:43). "Oh you who believe, fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you that you may learn self-restraint" (2:183).DUTIES REGARDING THOSE WORKING UNDER US Sermon: "Oh people, be mindful of those who work under you. Feed and clothe them as you feed and clothe yourselves." "Act kindly just as God treated you kindly" (Al-Qur'an 28:77). "God has favored some of you over their provisions to those whom their right hand controls so that they become equal (partners) in it. Would they thus disclaim God's favor" (Al-Qur'an 16:71). MUHAMMAD WAS THE LAST PROPHET Sermon: "Oh people, no prophet or messenger will come after me and no new faith will emerge." "Muhammad is not the father of any of you men but he is God's Messenger and the Seal of Prophets. God is aware of everything" (Al-Qur'an 33:40). OUR DUTY IS TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THE PROPHET (Qur'an) Sermon: "All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again (and people did). "Oh Messenger, communicate whatever has been sent down to you by your Lord. If you do not do so, you will not have conveyed his message" (Al-Qur'an 5:67). Sermon: Have I conveyed the Message of God to you? asked the Prophet facing towards the heavens. The audience answered in one voice, "You have, God is the witness." As the Messenger finished the following revelation came to him, "Today I have perfected your religion for you, completed my favors upon you and have chosen for you Islam as the way of life for you" (Al-Qur'an 5:3).May Allah (swt) gives us the tawfeeq to act upon this message. :aam:

Solution to Depression

  • Acquire knowledge of Deen according to your needs; either by asking the Ulama or by reading a book.
  • Abstain from all sins.
  • If you commit any sin, repent immediately.
  • Do not hold back in fulfilling anyone's right.
  • Do not cause anyone physical or verbal harm.
  • Do not speak ill of anyone.
  • Do not have any love for wealth ,nor any desire for name and fame.
  • Do not concern yourself with extravagant food and clothing.
  • If someone rebukes you for your mistake or error, do not try to justify your action.
  • Do not laugh excessively nor talk excessively.
  • Do not go about repeating or mentioning an argument that may have taken place between two persons.
  • Always be mindful of the rules of Shariah in everything you do.
  • Do not display laziness in executing any act of Ibaadah.
  • Try and spend most of your time in seclusion.
  • If you have to meet and converse with others, meet them with humility and do not display your greatness.

Gunahe Kabira

Marriage According to Sunnah

  • The many customs as regards engagement are contrary to the Sunnah. In fact, many are against the Shariah and are regarded sins. A verbal proposal and answer is sufficient.
  • To unnecessarily delay Nikah of both the boy and the girl after having reached the age of marriage is incorrect.
  • There is nothing wrong in inviting one's close associates for the occasion of Nikah. However, no special pains should be taken in gathering the people from far off places.
  • It is appropriate that the bridegroom be a few years older than the bride.
  • If the father of the girl is an Aalim or pious and capable of performing Nikah, then he should himself solemnise the marriage.
  • It is better to give the Mahr Faatimi and one should endeavour to do so. But if one does not have the means then there is nothing wrong in giving less.
  • It is totally un-Islamic for those, who do not possess the means, to incur debts in order to have grandiose weddings.
  • It is [a] fallacy to think that one's respect will be lost if one does not hold an extravagant wedding and invite many people. What is our respect compared to that of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam)?
  • The present day practice of the intermingling of sexes is an act of sin and totally against Shariah.
  • There is nothing such as engagement parties and Mendhi parties in Islam.
  • Great care must be taken as regards to Salaat on occasions of marriage by all - the bride, the bridegroom and all the participants.
  • It is un-Islamic to display the bride on stage.
  • The unnecessary expenses incurred by the bride's family in holding a feast has no basis in Shariah.
  • For the engaged couple to meet at a public gathering where the boy holds the girl's
    hand and slips a ring on her finger is a violation of the Qur'anic law of Hijaab.
  • It is un-Islamic for the engaged couple to meet each other and also go out together.
  • Three things should be borne in mind when giving one's daughter gifts and presents at the time of Nikah:
     Presents should be given within one's means (it is not permissible to take loans, on interest for such presents);
     To give necessary items;
     A show should not be made of whatever is given.
  • It is Sunnat for the bridegroom's family to make Walimah.
    Note: In Walimah, whatever is easily available should be fed to the people and care should be taken that there is no extravagance, show and that no debts are incurred in the process.
  • To delay Nikah after the engagement is un- Islamic.

When Fatimah (Radi'Allahu Anha) reached the age of fifteen, proposals for her marriage began to come from high and responsible families. But the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) remained irresponsive.
Ali (Radi'Allahu Anhu) went and sold his armour to Uthmaan (Radi'Allahu Anhu) for 480
Dirham and presented it to Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). Bilaal (Radi'Allahu Anhu) was ordered by the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) to bring some perfume and a few other things and Anas (Radi'Allahu Anhu) was sent to call Abu Bakr, Uthmaan, Talhah, Zubayr with some companions from the Ansaar (Radi'Allahu Anhum).

When these men arrived and had taken their seats, the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) recited the Khutbah (sermon) of Nikaah and gave Fatimah (Radi'Allahu Anha) in marriage to Ali (Radi'Allahu Anhu). He announced, "Bear you all witness that I have given my daughter Fatimah in marriage to Ali for 400 Mithqaal of silver and Ali has accepted." He then raised his head and made Dua saying, "O Allah, create love and harmony between these two. Bless them and bestow upon them good children." After the Nikaah, dates were distributed.

When the time came for Fatimah (Radi'Allahu Anha) to go to Ali's (Radi'Allahu Anhu) house, she was sent without any clamour, hue and cry accompanied Umm Ayman (Radi'Allahu Anhu).
After the 'Isha Salaat, the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) went to their house, took
permission and entered. He asked for a basin of water, put his blessed hands into it and
sprinkled it on both Ali (Radi'Allahu Anhu) and Fatimah (Radi'Allahu Anha) and made Dua for them.
The sovereign of both worlds gave his beloved daughter a silver bracelet, two Yemeni sheets, four mattresses, one blanket, one pillow, one cup, one handgrinding mill, one bedstead, a small water skin and a leather pitcher.

In this simple fashion, the wedding of the daughter of the leader of the worlds was solemnised. In following this Sunnah method, a wedding becomes very simple and easy to fulfill.

Sayings of Prophet SAW

Narrated 'Aisha:
That she used to hate that one should keep his hands on his flanks while praying. She said that the Jew used to do so.

Narrated Ibn Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "Your period (i.e. the Muslims' period) in comparison to the periods of the previous nations, is like the period between the 'Asr prayer and sunset. And your example in comparison to the Jews and the Christians is like the example of a person who employed some laborers and asked them, 'Who will work for me till midday for one Qirat each?' The Jews worked for half a day for one Qirat each. The person asked, 'Who will do the work for me from midday to the time of the 'Asr (prayer) for one Qirat each?' The Christians worked from midday till the 'Asr prayer for one Qirat. Then the person asked, 'Who will do the work for me from the 'Asr till sunset for two Qirats each?' " The Prophet added, "It is you (i.e. Muslims) who are doing the work from the Asr till sunset, so you will have a double reward. The Jews and the Christians got angry and said, 'We have done more work but got less wages.' Allah said, 'Have I been unjust to you as regards your rights?' They said, 'No.' So Allah said, 'Then it is My Blessing which I bestow on whomever I like. "
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "While a dog was going round a well and was about to die of thirst, an Israeli prostitute saw it and took off her shoe and watered it. So Allah forgave her because of that good deed."

In the Name of Allah

Statements of Hazrat Maseehul-Ummat on Tasawwuf and Akhlaq Compiled by Shafeequl-Ummat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Farouq Sahib (rahmatullahi alay).
) All progress is dependant upon remaining steadfast on the Shariah.
2) The Wealth of Attainment (reaching Allah) is acquired through the Shariah and adherence to the Sunnah.
3) Earning is not your in control, but spending is.
4) Shariat is knowledge. Tareeqat is acting upon that knowledge.
5) Tareeqat actually means practising on the masaa-il of the Shariat.
6) Islaah (spiritual reformation) of the nafs is faraz (Compulsory).
7) The goal and destination of this path of Sulook is the pleasure of Allah.
8) The pleasure of Allah is obtained through following the Shariat.
9) To take bay’at is sunnat.
10) It is compulsory to place oneself into the hands of a (qualified) Shaikh for the rectification of evil deeds
11) Continue to take stock of your actions.
12) Make muraqaba-e-maut (contemplation of death). Compulsory upon yourself.
13) The first step in sulook is to regard yourself as nothing.
14) Bay’at is a sunnat promise. (Bay’at is a sunnat practice through which one pledges and promises to remain steadfast on the teachings and advice enjoined at the time. This was the sunnat promise Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam extracted from the Sahaaba at the time of bay’at is termed a sunnat promise).
15) Success lies in informing the Shaikh of your true condition and then following his instructions.
16) Perfection cannot be attained without the guidance of a teacher.
17) One cannot attain perfection without staying in the company of one who is already perfect.
18) One should not interfere in the diagnosis and prescription of the Shaikh. (For example, if the Shaikh diagnosis jealousy in you and prescribes generosity as the cure, then do not believe that you are free from this disease nor opt for another type of cure. Translator)
19) The company of the pious makes one pious.
20) Congeniality is a pre-requisite for gaining spiritual benefit. (Congeniality or munasabat means the existence of such compatibility between Shaikh and mureed that the latter has no rejection for any word or practice of the Shaik. In fact, he readily accepts every statement and act of his Shaikh. When two persons of a different nature cannot travel in this world together, how can two such people tread the Path of Sulook together? - Trans.)
21) The hearts of pious are illuminated by the noor of Allah Ta’ala.
22) The dua of the Shaikh is through the permission of Allah Ta’ala.
23) The Shaikh’s dua is a sign of the blessing and favour of Allah Ta’ala. (No.23 is an explanation of no 22. The Shaikh’s dua is a sign of the blessing of Allah Ta’ala because such dua is through the permission of Allah Ta’ala, meaning that Allah Ta’ala causes the Shaikh to make dua. When the Shaikh makes dua for you, Allah Ta’ala accepts his dua in your favour and blesses you with the good of this world and the hereafter.)
24) Do not reject any statement of your Shaikh. (If you cannot understand something the Shaikh says then regard your understanding to be deficient and not the explanation of the Shaikh.)
25) Have this belief that the Shaikh’s error is better than your correct action.
26) A sign of compatibility is that the mureed loves all actions of the Shaikh. (This means he does not deliberately reject or object to any action or statement of the Shaikh.)
27) The Shaikh should constantly keep an eye on his mureeds.
The fruit of silence is success. (The moment you utter a statement there is the possibility of it being contrary to the Shariah, such as a lie, gheebat, etc., and there is also the danger of being taken to task for it. On the other hand, if one adopts silence then the possibility of being punished for something that was never said does not exist.)
28) Do not speak excessively.
29) The reality of Mujaahadah is to oppose the nafs.
30) Maintain the habit of opposing the nafs.
31) The necessity of Mujaahadah always exists.
32) Sleep and eat to your fill; decrease speech and association with people.
33) Think before you speak.


  • *Why is it so hard to tell the truth but yet so easy to tell a lie?
    *Why are we so sleepy in mosque but right when the prayer is over, we suddenly wake up?
    *Why is it so hard to talk about Allah but yet so easy to talk about nasty stuff ?
    *Why is it so boring to look at a Islamic Article but yet so easy to look at a nasty one?
    *Why is it so easy to delete a Godly e-mail but yet we forward all of the nasty ones?
    *Why are the mosque's getting smaller, butyet the dance clubs are getting larger?

    As we look at this article we realise how true theMessenger(P.B.U.H) was these signs were prophesized1400 yearsago!!!Take a look.... Now this is scary but soooooooo
  • TRUE!!!!* Camels will no longer be used as a means of transport;*
  • People will ride on saddles that aren't saddles (cars?)*
  • The distance on earth will become short;*
  • Horses will not be used in wars;*
  • Muslims will defeat the Byzantines which will end with the conquest of Constantinople(Istanbul)*
  • The Jews will gather again to live in Bilad Canaan;*
  • Very tall buildings will be built;*
  • The disappearance of knowledge and the appearance of ignorance, with much killing;*
  • Adultery will become widespread, and the drinking of wine will become common;*
  • The number of men will decrease and the number of women will increase until there are 50 women to be looked after by one man.*
  • Islam will become worn out like clothes are, until no one will know what fasting, prayer, charity and rituals are;*
  • Allah will send a disease to fornicators that will have no cure (Aids?);* People will begin to believe in the stars and reject AL QADAR (THE DIVINE DECREE OF DESTINY);*
  • Men will pass by people's graves and say: "Would that I were in his place"; (large amount of sucidal deaths?)*
  • The Euphrates will uncover a mountain of gold for which people will fight over (the river of Alfurat that lies near Syria);*
  • Two large groups of people will fight one another, and there will be many casualties; they will both be following the same religion (World War II?);*
  • Approximately 30 DAJJALS will appear, each one claiming to be the messenger of ALLAH;*
  • Earthquakes will increase;*
  • Time will pass quickly;*
  • Afflictions will appear;*
  • Killing will increase;*
  • Wealth will increase;*
  • Women will be wearing clothes but not wearing clothes*


  • * When any gain is shared out only among the rich, with no benefit to the poor;*
  • When a trust becomes a means of making profit ;*
  • When paying ZAKKAT becomes a burden;*
  • When voices are raised in the mosque;*
  • When the leader of a people is the worst of them;*
  • When people treat a man with respect because what he may do;*

When much wine is drunk; red wind or the earth swallow them, or to be transformed into animals."* 'IMRAN IBN HUSAYN SAID: "THE PROPHET (AS) SAID, 'SOME PEOPLE OFTHIS UMMAH WILL BE SWALLOWED BY THE EARTH, TRANSFORMED INTOANIMALS, AND SOME WILL BE BOMBARDED WITH STONES'. ONE OF THEMUSLIMS ASKED, WHEN WILL THAT BE O MESSENGER Of ALLAH?' HE SAID,'WHEN SINGERS AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS WILL BECOME POPULAR, AND MUCH WINE IS DRUNK.'"*THE GREATER SIGNS OF THE HOUR The Quran will disappear in one night, even from the people's hearts, and no Ayyah will be left on earth. (Some groups of old people will be left who will say:

  • "We heard of fathers' saying "LAILLAHA ILLA ALLAH" so we repeat it)*
  • The appearance of the MAHDI;*
  • The appearance of the DAJJAL (Anti Christ);*
  • The appearance of Ya'juj and Ma'juj (biblical Gog and Magog);*
  • Isa (Jesus) will come during the time of Dajjal;*
  • The rising of the sun from the west;*
  • The destruction of the Ka'ba and the recovery of its treasures;*
  • The smoke.

Wearing clothes below ankle level

  • Narrated Abu Huraira:
    The Prophet said, "The part of an Izar which hangs below the ankles is in the Fire."
  • Narrated Abu Huraira:
    Allah's Apostle, "Allah will not look, on the Day of Resurrection, at a person who drags his Izar (behind him) out of pride and arrogance
  • Narrated Abu Huraira:
    The Prophet (or 'Abul Qasim) said, "While a man was walking, clad in a two-piece garment and proud of himself with his hair well-combed, suddenly Allah made him sink into the earth and he will go on sinking into it till the Day of Resurrection.