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Bereavement and Grief

Bereavement and Grief

An overview of coping with loss

S1.Ep16 | Ustadh Wisam Sharieff

S1.Ep16 | Ustadh Wisam Sharieff

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 99 Names of Allah Gem #2 99 Characteristics (Names) of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Gem #3 The Prophet (pbuh) said: Whoever sends blessings (salawat) upon me once, Allah send blessings upon him ten times. Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Related by Muslim Gem #4 Shahada - Testimony of Faith I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and I bear witness that the Prophet Muhammad is his messenger. Gem #5 Why am I dying to live, if I'm just living to die? Tupac Shakur Gem #6 We endowed Luqman with wisdom: ‘Be thankful to God: whoever gives thanks benefits his own soul, and as for those who are thankless– God is self-sufficient, worthy of all praise.’ Luqman counselled his son, ‘My son, do not attribute any partners to God: attributing partners to Him is a terrible wrong.’ We have commanded people to be good to their parents: their mothers carried them, with strain upon strain, and it takes two years to wean them. Give thanks to Me and to your parents- all will return to Me. If they strive to make you associate with Me anything about which you have no knowledge, then do not obey them. Yet keep their company in this life according to what is right, and follow the path of those who turn to Me. You will all return to Me in the end, and I will tell you everything that you have done. [And Luqman continued], ‘My son, if even the weight of a mustard seed were hidden in a rock or anywhere in the heavens or earth, God would bring it [to light], for He is all subtle and all aware. [Surah Luqman 12-16] Gem #7 Where you go, there you are. Jon Kabat-Zinn Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn Available from Amazon Also mentioned: Gem #8 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] Joy on Demand by Chade-Meng Tan Available from Amazon Electric Toothbrush!

S1.Ep15 | Imam Ajmal Masroor

S1.Ep15 | Imam Ajmal Masroor

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 Say [Prophet], ‘If the whole ocean were ink for writing the words of my Lord, it would run dry before those words were exhausted’- even if We were to add another ocean to it. [Surah Al-Kahf 18:109] Gem #2 [Prophet], if My servants ask you about Me, I am near. I respond to those who call Me, so let them respond to Me, and believe in Me, so that they may be guided. [Al-Baqara 2:186] Gem #3 Say, ‘God, holder of all control, You give control to whoever You will and remove it from whoever You will; You elevate whoever You will and humble whoever You will. All that is good lies in Your hand: You have power over everything. [Surah Aal-i-Imraan 3:26] Gem #4 The Prophet (pbuh) said: Allah the Almighty said: I am as My servant thinks I am. I am with him when he makes mention of Me. If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention of him to Myself; and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention of him in an assembly better than it. And if he draws near to Me an arm's length, I draw near to him a cubit, and if he draws near to Me a cubit, I draw near to him a fathom. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed. Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Related by Bukhari Gem #5 My poems Poem 1 - Love Poem 2 - Love and Hate Gem #6 Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt Any book on History and Politics Examples: A Hammock!

S1.Ep14 | Shoket Aksi

S1.Ep14 | Shoket Aksi

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 Ihya ulum al-din (Revival of the Religious Sciences) by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Available on Amazon Gem #2 True Religion, in God’s eyes, is Islam: [devotion to Him alone]. Those who were given the Scripture disagreed out of rivalry, only after they had been given knowledge- if anyone denies God’s revelations, God is swift to take account. [Aal-i-Imraan 3:19] Gem #3 ..and raised high the esteem (in which) you (are held)? [Surah Ash-Sharh 94:4] Gem #4 Say, ‘He is God the One, God the eternal. He begot no one nor was He begotten. No one is comparable to Him.’ [Surah Al-Ikhlas 112] Gem #5 The Prophet (pbuh) said Anyone with an atom's weight of arrogance in their heart, will never smell the fragrance of paradise. Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, 'Verily, the first people to be judged on the Day of Resurrection will be a man who was martyred. He will be brought, the blessings of Allah will be made known and he will acknowledge them. Allah will say: What did you do about them? The man will say: I fought in your cause until I was martyred. Allah will say: You have lied, for you fought only that it would be said you were brave, and thus it was said. Then, Allah will order him to be dragged upon his face until he is cast into Hellfire. Another man studied religious knowledge, taught others, and recited the Quran. He will be brought, the blessings of Allah will be made known and he will acknowledge them. Allah will say: What did you do about them? The man will say: I learned religious knowledge, taught others, and I recited the Quran for your sake. Allah will say: You have lied, for you studied only that it would be said you are a scholar and you recited the Quran only that it would be said you are a reciter, and thus it was said. Then, Allah will order him to be dragged upon his face until he is cast into Hellfire. Another man was given an abundance of blessings from Allah and every kind of wealth. He will be brought, the blessings of Allah will be made known and he will acknowledge them. Allah will say: What did you do about them? The man will say: I did not leave any good cause beloved to you but that I spent on it for your sake. Allah will say: You have lied, for you spent only that it would be said you are generous, and thus it was said. Then, Allah will order him to be dragged upon his face until he is cast into Hellfire.' Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Related by Muslim Gem #6 The chief of the people, is the servant of them. Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Gem #7 How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Available on Amazon Gem #8 Lying under the stars, I realised we all snore in the same language Autobiography of Malcolm X Available on Amazon Gem #9 ...except for those who believe, do good deeds, urge one another to the truth, and urge one another to steadfastness. [Surah Al-Asr 103:3] Ihya ulum al-din (Revival of the Religious Sciences) by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Available on Amazon A picture of my daughters

S1.Ep13 | Julie Siddiqi

S1.Ep13 | Julie Siddiqi

Watch on Youtube Gem #1 Don't Quit Poem by John Greenleaf Whittier When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is strange with its twists and turns As every one of us sometimes learns And many a failure comes about When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don't give up though the pace seems slow— You may succeed with another blow. Success is failure turned inside out— The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell just how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far; So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit— It's when things seem worst that you must not quit. Gem #2 Moses said, ‘Lord, lift up my heart and ease my task for me. Untie my tongue, so that they may understand my words [Surah Ta-Ha 20:25-28] Gem #3 And We send down water from the sky according to (due) measure, and We cause it to soak in the soil; and We certainly are able to drain it off (with ease).” [Surah Al-Muminoon 23:18] Gem #4 O humankind, We created you from a male and a female, and We made you races and tribes for you to get to know each other. The most noble of you in the sight of God are those of you who are the most conscientious. And God has full knowledge and is well aware of all things [Surah Al-Huuraat 49:13] Gem #5 Dear God Song by Dawud Wharnsby Gem #6 Deeds Not Words Suffragettes Gem #7 God will not show mercy to those who do not show mercy All creatures are God’s family: and God loves those most who treat their family well and kindly Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) And linked to these, Senator Cory Booker said in an interview recently: Before you tell me about your religion, show me in your actions. Gem #8 The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth Muhammad Ali Can I have an audio ‘book’ instead? An ipod loaded with quotes, talks and lectures of inspirational people and their stories so I could listen to them rather than just read them. A photo album of family, friends, special moments that I could look at and remember good times.

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!

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.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.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.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.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.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 !