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S1.Ep1 | Babar Ahmad

S1.Ep1 | Babar Ahmad

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 Do you suppose that you will enter the Garden without first having suffered like those before you? They were afflicted by misfortune and hardship, and they were so shaken that even [their] messenger and the believers with him cried, ‘When will God’s help arrive?’ Truly, God’s help is near. [2:214] Gem #2 When the messengers lost all hope and realised that they had been dismissed as liars, Our help came to them: We saved whoever We pleased, but Our punishment will not be turned away from guilty people. [12:110] Gem #3 How will they feel when the angels take them in death and beat their faces and their backs? [47:27] Gem #4 Most of what is feared to happen does not in fact happen. Torah Gem #5 Everything can be taken away from a man except his choice on how he reacts to that. Dr. Viktor Frankl Holocaust survivor and author of 'Man’s Search for Meaning' Purchase Book Gem #6 Be happy for this moment. For this moment is your life. Omar Khayyam, 11th century Persian poet Gem #7 I cried because I had no shoes. Until I saw a man who had no feet. Sa’di of Shiraz, 13th century Persian poet Gem #8 There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. Live, then, and be happy, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope'. Alexandre Dumas in The Count of Monte Cristo Purchase Book Don't be Sad by A'id al-Qarni Purchase Book Smartphone with satellite connection and solar charger!

S1.Ep2 | Shaykh Amer Jamil

S1.Ep2 | Shaykh Amer Jamil

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 God is the Light of the heavens and earth. His Light is like this: there is a niche, and in it a lamp, the lamp inside a glass, a glass like a glittering star, fuelled from a blessed olive tree from neither east nor west, whose oil almost gives light even when no fire touches it- light upon light- God guides whoever He will to his Light; God draws such comparisons for people; God has full knowledge of everything- [24:35] shining out in houses of worship. God has ordained that they be raised high and that His name be remembered in them, with men in them celebrating His glory morning and evening: [24:36] men who are not distracted, either by commerce or profit, from remembering God, keeping up the prayer, and paying the prescribed alms, fearing a day when hearts and eyes will turn over. [24:37] Gem #2 On the Day when their own tongues, hands, and feet will testify against them about what they have done- [24:24] On that Day, God will pay them their just due in full- and they will realise that God is the Truth that makes everything clear. [24:25] Gem #3 Let us live in the world like a lamp. We should burn ourselves but illuminate the way for others. Muhammad Iqbal Gem #4 Everyone can live for themselves, its takes a real man to live for others My Uncle (Taya - father's elder brother) Gem #5 If you can help anyone in life, then do it. Punjabi quote from my dad Gem #6 We decried others for their defects, but when we saw our own defects, we realised no one had any defects. Unknown Gem #7 Amazing is the affair of the believer, indeed all of his affair is good and this is for no one except the believer. If something of good befalls him, he is grateful and that is good for him. If something of harm befalls him, he is patient and that is good for him. Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Related by Muslim. Gem #8 God questions a soul at the gates of heaven: You are the same as when you left! You were blessed by a life full of opportunity, so where are the bruises and scars left by your journey? Rumi The Hikam (Book of wisdoms) of Imam Ibn Ata'illah Purchase book A case of Irn-Bru!

S1.Ep3 | Salma Shaikh

S1.Ep3 | Salma Shaikh

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 As for those who say, ‘Our Lord is God,’ and take the straight path towards Him, the angels come down to them and say, ‘Have no fear or grief, but rejoice in the good news of Paradise, which you have been promised. [41:30] Gem #2 On the authority of Tamim Al-Dari (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet said: "Religion is sincerity". We said: "To whom?" He said: "To Allah and His Book, and His messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk". [Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Narrated by Muslim] Gem #3 Shaddad ibn Aws reported that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “Verily, Allah has prescribed excellence in everything.” [Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Narrated by Muslim] Gem #4 Lectures and important messages of Scholars such as Dr Farhat Hashmi, Maulana Tariq Jamil and Dr Israr Ahmed Gem #5 Classic Urdu poem Uth Bandh Kamar Kya Darta Hai Get up and get ready – why are you afraid? Phir Dekh Khuda Kya Karta Hai Then you will see what God does (to help you) Ye Duniya Aakhir Fani Hai This world will eventually end Aur Jaan Bhi Ek Din Jani Hai And Life will come to an end Phir Tujhko Kyu Hairani Hai Then why are you surprised Kar Daal Jo Dil Me Thani Hai Do what you have decided in your heart Jab Himmat Ki Jaulani Hai When courage/bravery is fired up To Patthar Bhi Phir Paani Hai Then even the solid stone is fragile Uth Bandh Kamar Kya Darta Hai Get up and get ready – why are you afraid? Phir Dekh Khuda Kya Karta Hai Then you will see what God does (to help you) ................................................... Jo Umr Ko Muft Gamayega Whoever wastes their time Wo Aakhir Ko Pachhtayega In the end, he/she will regret it Kuch Baithe Haath Na Aayega If you are sitting idly, you will not get anything Jo Dhundhega Wo Payega If you search, you will find what you are looking for Tu Kab Tak Der Lagayega How long will you wait? Ye Waqt Bhi Aakhir Jayega This time will pass and will never return Uth Bandh Kamar Kya Darta Hai Get up and get ready – why are you afraid? Phir Dekh Khuda Kya Karta Hai Then you will see what God does (to help you) Attributed to a number of poets including Allama Iqbal and others Fiqh-al-Qulub by Muhammad Ibn Ibrahim At-Tuwaijiri Listen to audio lectures by Dr Farhat Hashmi My mobile phone!

S1.Ep4 | Shaykh Dr Asim Yusuf

S1.Ep4 | Shaykh Dr Asim Yusuf

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien Gem #2 Rhythmic Dhikr Gem #3 Ode of yearning for the Prophet (pbuh) Urdu poem by Shaykh Ghulam Muhyi al-Din Kazi Gem #4 Songs of Innocence Song by Talib al-Habib, pen-name of Shaykh Asim Yusuf Read the song lyrics Gem #5 You've been a rock for too long now. Crumble yourself, and wild flowers will spring up at your feet. Try something different...surrender Rumi Gem #6 Be conscious of Allah wherever you are. Follow up a harmful act with a blessed one in order to wipe it out and treat people with the best of character. Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Gem #7 Al-Habib Song by Talib al-Habib, pen-name of Shaykh Asim Yusuf Read the song lyrics Gem #8 Soon we will show them Our signs in the farthest reaches of the heavens, and within themselves, until it becomes clear to them that this is the Truth. [Surah Fussilat 41:53] Shaykh Asim's book mentioned in the podcast Ihya ulum al-din (Revival of the Religious Sciences) by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Purchase book A perpetual tea maker!

S1.Ep5 | Iqbal Nasim

S1.Ep5 | Iqbal Nasim

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 All that is hidden from view in the heavens and earth belongs to God. The coming of the Hour of Judgement is like the blink of an eye, or even quicker: God has power over everything. [Surah An-Nahl 16:77] Gem #2 So where are you [people] going? [Surah At-Takwir 81:26] Gem #3 ..men who are not distracted, either by commerce or profit, from remembering God, keeping up the prayer, and paying the prescribed alms, fearing a day when hearts and eyes will turn over. God will reward such people according to the best of their actions, and He will give them more of His bounty: God provides limitlessly for anyone He will. [Surah An-Noor 24:37-38] Gem #4 When they have completed their appointed term, either keep them honourably, or part with them honourably. Call two just witnesses from your people and establish witness for the sake of God. Anyone who believes in God and the Last Day should heed this: God will find a way out for those who are mindful of Him, and will provide for them from an unexpected source; God will be enough for those who put their trust in Him. God achieves His purpose; God has set a due measure for everything. [Surah At-Talaaq 65:2-3] Gem #5 The believers, both men and women, support each other; they order what is right and forbid what is wrong; they keep up the prayer and pay the prescribed alms; they obey God and His Messenger. God will give His mercy to such people: God is almighty and wise. [Surah At-Tawba 9:71] Gem #6 Do not lose heart or despair- if you are true believers you have the upper hand. [Surah Aal-i-Imran 3:139] Gem #7 Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If the Resurrection were established upon one of you while he has in his hand a sapling, then let him plant it.” Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Gem #8 '[But] you, soul at peace: return to your Lord well pleased and well pleasing; go in among My servants; and into My Garden.’ [Surah Al-Fajr 89:27-30] King of the Castle by Gai Eaton Purchase book Other books mentioned by Iqbal Nasim My phone for Kindle to read books!

S1.Ep6 | Adeem Younis

S1.Ep6 | Adeem Younis

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 So truly where there is hardship there is also ease; truly where there is hardship there is also ease. [Surah Ash-Sharh 94:5-6] Gem #2 Hold fast to God’s rope all together; do not split into factions. Remember God’s favour to you: you were enemies and then He brought your hearts together and you became brothers by His grace; you were about to fall into a pit of Fire and He saved you from it- in this way God makes His revelations clear to you so that you may be rightly guided. [Surah Aal-i-Imran 3:103] Gem #3 God does not burden any soul with more than it can bear: each gains whatever good it has done, and suffers its bad- 'Lord, do not take us to task if we forget or make mistakes. Lord, do not burden us as You burdened those before us. Lord, do not burden us with more than we have strength to bear. Pardon us, forgive us, and have mercy on us. You are our Protector, so help us against the disbelievers.’ [Surah Al-Baqarah 2:286] Gem #4 Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: Be kind, for whenever kindness becomes a part of something it beautifies it. Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Related by Muslim. Gem #5 None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself. Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Related by Bukhari and Muslim. Gem #6 Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers not thunder. Rumi Gem #7 Team work makes the dream work Gem #8 Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Gem #9 A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu A Journey to God: Reflections on the Hikam of Ibn Ata'illah by Jasser Auda Purchase book My iPhone !

S1.Ep7 | Shaykh Sohaib Saeed

S1.Ep7 | Shaykh Sohaib Saeed

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 And of the people is he who sells himself, seeking means to the approval of Allah. And Allah is Kind to [His] servants. [Surah Al-Baqarah 2:207] Gem #2 Is the reward for good [anything] but good? [Al-Rahman 55:60] Gem #3 The Prophet (pbuh) said “The one who recites the Quran skilfully is [ranked] with the noble and righteous scribe-angels. As for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses: he will have two rewards.” [Muslim] Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Gem #4 And say, "My Lord, cause me to enter a sound entrance and to exit a sound exit and grant me from Yourself a supporting authority." [Al-Isra’ 17:80] Gem #5 The Prophet (pbuh) said “None of you (truly) believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [Bukhari] Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Gem #6 And [mention] when Luqman said to his son while he was instructing him, "O my son, do not associate [anything] with Allah. Indeed, association [with him] is great injustice." [Luqman 31:13] Gem #7 And Allah gives provision to whom He wills without account. [Al-Baqarah 2:212] Gem #8 “The greatest of beings is Allah, and the greatest knowledge is His knowledge. Since the greatest of beings cannot be known except by the greatest knowledge, it is seen that ‘None [truly] knows Allah except Allah’" [Imam Razi in his Tafsir] Tafsir of Ibn 'Ashur (30 volumes) Purchase book Additional: The Great Exegesis: Volume I: The Fatiha by Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (Author) and Sohaib Saeed (Translator) Smartphone (No man is an island!)

S1.Ep8 | Habib Malik

S1.Ep8 | Habib Malik

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 [Surah Ya-Sin 36] Gem #2 God truly loves those who fight in solid lines for His cause, like a well-compacted wall. [As-Saf 61:4] Gem #3 By the declining day, man is [deep] in loss, except for those who believe, do good deeds, urge one another to the truth, and urge one another to steadfastness. [Al-‘Asr 103] Gem #4 Act or you will be acted upon. Gem #5 Don’t worry about what is past. Gem #6 Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design. Jim Rohn Entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker Gem #7 Only from the heart can you touch the sky. Rumi Gem #8 Say, ‘He is God the One, God the eternal. He begot no one nor was He begotten. No one is comparable to Him.’ [Al-Ikhlas 112] 'Just a notebook and pen' A Towel!

S1.Ep9 | Shaykh Abdul Aziz Ahmed

S1.Ep9 | Shaykh Abdul Aziz Ahmed

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 [Surah Ar-Rahman 55] Gem #2 Maulid al-Daybai Shaykh 'Abd Ar-Rahman Ad-Dayba'i Gem #3 The first section of, Imam al-Ghazali’s The Beginning of Guidance (Bidayat al-Hidaya) Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Gem #4 Al-Hadith al-Awaliyya also known as the Hadith of Mercy Abdullah ibn Amr reported that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “The merciful will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.” Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Gem #5 Al-Inkishafi (The Soul's Awakeneing) Link to above images (SOAS Digital Collections) Listen to audio recording Gem #6 Qad Kafani Ilmu Rabbi A poem by Imam al-Haddad Gem #7 Hikam (Aphorisms) of Ibn Attaullah A Journey to God: Reflections on the Hikam of Ibn Ata'illah by Jasser Auda Purchase book Gem #8 The Complete Works (or letters and essays, if I can’t bring the complete works) of Mark Twain. If not, then one of his books or essays - my first choice would be A Connecticut Yankee (Cowboy) in King Arthur's Court. Qad Kafani Ilmu Rabbi A poem by Imam al-Haddad Everything is a luxury!

S1.Ep10 | Naeem Raza

S1.Ep10 | Naeem Raza

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: Verily actions are only according to intentions, and each person shall have that which he intended. Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Related by Bukhari and Muslim. Gem #2 One day you will ask me; "Which is more important? My life or yours?" I'll say mine and you'll walk away not knowing that you are my life. Khalil Gibran, Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist Gem #3 Anything from Scarface - Tony Montana Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone. Gem #4 Football without the fans is nothing Jock Stein, Scottish football manager and player Gem #5 Every soul will taste death and you will be paid in full only on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever is kept away from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have triumphed. The present world is only an illusory pleasure: [Aal-i-Imraan 3:185] Gem #6 The sun will rise and the sun will sink My grandfather and father Gem #7 Chase the dream. Not the competition. Flawless, British dance troupe who competed in Britain's Got Talent 2009 Gem #8 Bohemian Rhapsody (Song) Queen Gem #8 Any words by Malcolm X Muhammad Ali Martin Luther King Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Purchase Book My Phone!

S1.Ep11 | Osama Saeed

S1.Ep11 | Osama Saeed

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). [Surah Al-Hujuraat 49:13] Gem #2 Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. Seek knowledge even if it is as far as China. Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Gem #3 O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry.... Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Gem #4 It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself. Declaration of Arbroath The Declaration is a letter written in 1320 by the barons and whole community of the kingdom of Scotland to the Pope, asking him to recognise Scotland's independence and acknowledge Robert the Bruce as the country's lawful king. Read more Gem #5 So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief: Verily, with every difficulty there is relief. [Surah Ash-Sharh 94:5-6] Gem #6 Start with why Simon Sinek Gem #7 O ye who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (as possible): for suspicion in some cases is a sin: And spy not on each other behind their backs. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, ye would abhor it. But fear Allah: For Allah is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful. [Surah Al-Hujuraat 49:12] My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell Purchase book My Sony A7 camera

S1.Ep12 | Dr Imran Kausar

S1.Ep12 | Dr Imran Kausar

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 Alif Lam Mim This is the Scripture in which there is no doubt, containing guidance for those who are mindful of God, who believe in the unseen, keep up the prayer, and give out of what We have provided for them; those who believe in the revelation sent down to you [Muhammad], and in what was sent before you, those who have firm faith in the Hereafter. Such people are following their Lord’s guidance and it is they who will prosper. [Surah Al-Baqara 1-5] Gem #2 For people who think Dedication in The Message of The Quran by Muhammad Asad. Published by Dar-al Andalus Gem #3 The trustworthy, honest Muslim merchant will be with the martyrs on the Day of Resurrection. Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Gem #4 Every soul will taste death and you will be paid in full only on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever is kept away from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have triumphed. The present world is only an illusory pleasure: [Aal-i-Imraan 3:185] Gem #5 You are forbidden to eat carrion; blood; pig’s meat; any animal over which any name other than God’s has been invoked; any animal strangled, or victim of a violent blow or a fall, or gored or savaged by a beast of prey, unless you still slaughter it [in the correct manner]; or anything sacrificed on idolatrous altars. You are also forbidden to allot shares [of meat] by drawing marked arrows - a heinous practice. Today the disbelievers have lost all hope that you will give up your religion. Do not fear them: fear Me. Today I have perfected your religion for you, completed My blessing upon you, and chosen as your religion islam: [total devotion to God]; but if any of you is forced by hunger to eat forbidden food, with no intention of doing wrong, then God is most forgiving and merciful. [Surah Al-Maaida 5:3] Gem #6 If Poem by Rudyard Kipling Lines from the poem inscribed on the wall above the players' entrance to the Centre Court at Wimbledon. If— If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools; If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”; If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings—nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run—
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son! Gem #7 My children's laughter Gem #8 Surah An-Nas and Al-Fatihah Say, ‘I seek refuge with the Lord of people, the Controller of people, the God of people, against the harm of the slinking whisperer, who whispers into the hearts of people, whether they be jinn or people.’ [Surah An-Nas 114] Praise belongs to God, Lord of the Worlds, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy, Master of the Day of Judgement. It is You we worship; it is You we ask for help. Guide us to the straight path: the path of those You have blessed, those who incur no anger and who have not gone astray. [Surah Al-Fatihah 1] I would download and print out all of Wikipedia Spotify!