A journey to Islam – Inspiring story

This sister had many misconceptions about Islam but at the same time she was asking a lot of questions regarding religion till she realized the “truth and Allah guided her”.

Watch, what she is say:

Anecdotes from the Life of Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Qadhi Tabatabai (R.A.)

Marhum Qadhi was a scholar of the highest calibre in Najaf in the last century. He taught akhlaq, aqaaid and ‘irfan, and was also well versed in falsafah and fiqh. Many great scholars of the previous generation were his students. He had a special status and piety, which enabled him to perform many miraculous acts.

Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Qadhi Tabatabai (R.A.)

Ayatullah Nasiri Dawlat Abadi relates that his teacher, Marhum Ayatullah Shaykh Abbas Quchani narrated the following incident to him:

In Najaf al-Ashraf, we used to have special sittings with Marhum Qadhi. Usually the participants would inform each other about the gatherings and we all used to know one another. In one such gathering, I suddenly saw a young Sayyid enter the room. Marhum Qadhi interrupted his discussion with us and showed great respect to the young Sayyid who had just entered and then said to him, “Agha Sayyid Ruhullah! Do not hesitate to stand firm against the tyrant rulers and unjust governments. You must resist them, you must oppose their ignorance!”

This was a time when there was not even a whisper about any revolution in Iran. Marhum Quchani used to say, “We were all very surprised that day at this conversation, but after many years, when the Islamic revolution happened, we understood what Marhum Qadhi had been referring to on that day and why he had shown such great respect to Ayatullah Khumayni.”

Ayatullah Khumayni would often remember this great scholar. He once said, “When it came to (understanding) the deep and lofty meanings of tawhid, Qadhi was a mountain.”

Source: “Karamaat-e Ma’nawi” – “Spiritual Miracles” p9 &10. Translated AJ/071205.

“Our Youth are Ambassador of Islam”: Asgar Karbalai

Delhi

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AKSUD Annual Meet’15 – Photo: Karamjeet Singh

“You (youth) are the messenger and ambassador of Islam, and you have the responsibility to portray the true Islam against those who present a fake face of Islam over the globe.” Asgar Ali Karbalai, CEC Kargil said while addressing to the Kargili students in Delhi.

An “Annual Meet’15” was organised by AKSUD here in Delhi on Tuesday. The program was attended by many prominent personalities of Ladakh, Mr. Lama Lobzang, Mr Wahid Siddiqui, Asgar Ali Karbalai, Dr Abid Hussain, Sheikh Rajai and many others. More than 250 students from different parts of the state also attended the program.

On the occasion AKSUD launched its first annual magazine “Karvan-e-Umeed” in the presence of all the guests and editing team. The magazine covers articles on various issues like, Article 370, Kargili society, role of women, Palestinian issue etc.

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AKSUD Annual Meet’15 – Photo: Karamjeet Singh

In his speech Mr Lama Lobzang urged Mr Asgar Karbalai to improve facilities in health sector in the region. Responding to the initiative Asgar Karbalai invited Mr Lobzang to bring the expert team of Doctors to Kargil this year which used to tour Leh district every year. Asgar Karbalai assured all type of support from Hill Council Kargil for the said move.

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AKSUD Annual Meet’15 – Photo: Karamjeet Singh

Students and leaders discussed various issues of Kargil like, health, education, scholarship, hostel facility and many others.

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AKSUD Annual Meet’15 – Photo: Karamjeet Singh

Students performed their talents in cultural programs, skits, mushaera (poetry) and various other activities.

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AKSUD Annual Meet’15 – Photo: Karamjeet Singh

President AKSUD, Syed Medhi Almosavi presented a memorandum to the CEC Kargil, depicting various key issues of the student community in general and Delhi students in particular.

11 Easy Tips to Forgive Yourself and Others

By Fatima Omar

When I was a little girl, my parents taught me to “forgive and forget”. For me, this was a very challenging to understand this concept because I never understood how I could actually forget the pain that was afflicted onto me. With that type of thinking, I spent most of my life having a difficult time forgiving people who hurt me.

Forgive Yourself and others

Forgiving people who harmed you can be very difficult; resentment invades your heart and spreads through your skin, your blood, and all of your emotions. However, at times it’s actually easier to forgive others and far more difficult to forgive yourself.

You must take responsibility for the energy that you bring into a space. When you are unhappy, you spread unhappiness to everyone around you. When you are bitter, you transmit bitterness, and when you are sad you transmit sadness. In this way, you are not only hurting yourself but everyone around you. If you believe you deserve to suffer than you’ll suffer. The key to ending this vicious cycle of pain, is to stop hurting yourself and others altogether.

Sometimes you feel so ashamed of your past, and you have feelings of guilt because you failed others or you failed yourself. Sometimes, the negative thoughts become so deep and over-powering that every time you look in the mirror, all you think about is the pain of your past.

“See they not that they are put in trial once or twice every year (with different kinds of calamities, disease, famine)? Yet, they turn not in repentance, nor do they learn a lesson (from it).” – Quran (Surah At-Taubah, Verse 126)

When you don’t forgive yourself, negative energy and feelings can devour your soul; pain, guilt and sorrow gain control over your life, you become despondent, absent and depressed, this mortification fills your spirit with disappointment and disgust.

Forgiveness is the only way to release the guilt and pain that you have held onto all your life. It’s important that you learn to forgive others, and to forgive yourself. Your life can be fantastic once you learn how to forgive.

Tips to help you let go

1. Identify what is bothering you

Ask yourself what is it that you did that was so bad that doesn’t allow you to feel good with yourself, think why you did it. When you do this you are confronting the problem. Ask Allah swt to forgive you. “…And beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful.” – Quran (Surah An-Noor, Verse 31)

2. Admit your fault

Recognize what you did, accept it and let all your rage, your sorrow, your anguish, and even all the dark feelings flow freely. Release your pain by crying, journaling, and screaming in the shower. A good tip for when you journal is to write a minimum of 30 pages – especially if this trauma includes being a victim of abuse. Writing 30 pages will allow all the suppressed pain to rise up and be released in a healthy way. Do not be afraid of the tears, and if you get stuck, you are free to use all the profanity you desire. Remember to burn all these pages as soon as this exercise is complete.

3. Be gentle with yourself

You are only human. What makes you marvelous and amazing are precisely all of your imperfections. When you feel guilty for something you did in the past – know this: You did the best that you could have done, at that time, knowing what you knew. “Indeed Allah loves those who repent and purify themselves.” – Quran (Surah Al Baqarah, Verse 222)

4. Stop blaming yourself

Accepting your mistake is good and important but it’s time to stop now. You have carried this for enough time now; it’s time to put an end to it. A good affirmation to repeat is: “I am doing the best I can do to let go of the past”.

5. Go deep into your soul

Only from there you’ll be able to start healing this emotional wound that is impeding you to be happy and having a fulfilling life. Take time to get to know yourself. What are your likes and your dislikes. Take time to get quiet. Set aside specific time each day to contemplate on your life and what makes your soul sing.

6. Let go

The past is the past and there’s nothing you can do about it. Think about the present, this is the only thing that matters now, your present life, living happy today. Deepak Chopra said: “In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.”

7. Decide to heal

Make the choice, reliving the pain over and over again will not make the wound heal, it will not make you feel any better. Make the decision or else the blaming and guilt will pull you into a profound abysm from which it’ll be hard to come out. “The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” – Marianne Williamson

8. Love yourself and forgive yourself

You are a marvelous creature, with a mission and a purpose in life. Enjoy your company, look at yourself in the mirror and be delighted with what you see. You are amazing! Carve out time for self-care. Book a massage, go for reflexology, join a class, learn something new, start exercising, and meet some new people. Forgiving yourself is anti-aging. The more your forgive yourself, the happier you will be.

9. Be grateful

Every day when you wake up, be thankful for your life, for everything you have, for all that you’ve accomplished, for everything, for every smile, every tear, every mistake that has made you the person you are today. Everything you had to go through is an experience that helped you get to where you are now. Every day, in your journal, write down everything that you are grateful for. Appreciate your talents, beauty, and brilliance. Love yourimperfectly perfect self.

10. Talk yourself happy

Use affirmations to train your mind to become more positive. Put a wrist band on your right wrist. When you’re participating in self-abuse of any form, move the band to your left wrist. When you use powerful affirmations, you start to own your own potential. Love yourself enough to believe in the limitless opportunities available to you. Take action and create a beautiful life for yourself, which is an essential element in life success and good health. With this power you can turn failure around into success and take success and drive it to a whole new level. Your positive attitude is the fuel for your success.

11. Seek professional help

Self-rejection and neglect is painful. You deserve to be happy. You have a right to be accepted and loved. If necessary, seek help from a support group, counselor, or coach. It’s the best investment you can make.

Live a Fulfilling Life

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.”
–Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Blaming yourself for things that happened in the past is a waste of energy; you could be using this energy in other things. Forgive yourself and transform this into creativity, love, optimism and bliss. Leave the past behind and start living in the present; live a life with purpose and meaning. To realize that there is nothing that you can ever do to go back into the past and relive it, is a very powerful epiphany. Yesterday is gone forever. Tomorrow has not arrived. We have only today.

Smile, love, help others, smell the flowers, enjoy the sun, get wet and run in the rain, eat chocolate, visit the sick, pray, make friends, cook, hug, take a bubble bath, travel around the world, swim in the ocean, go shopping, sleep until late, read a book, learn something new every day.

Never give up in the promise of your Lord – 

“Verily, He is the One Who forgives (accepts repentance), the Most Merciful.” – Qur’an (Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 37)

Today, I have a completely different definition of forgiveness. This is my opinion now. “I will never ever forget the pain that you caused me, because this is a lesson that I will learn. I no longer wish to be a prisoner of my past, so I let go of all the emotional charge related to this event.”This definition has freed me from the shackles of my pain. I don’t need to hold a grudge or hate someone for what they did to me. I can carry on with my life, and create a beautiful future for myself and the people in my circle.

You deserve to be happy; leave the past behind and enjoy your present. Life is meant to be fantastic; you can live your life the way you choose to do it, be delighted and enjoy your journey.

“Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me.” – Anonymous.

IKMT appeals for release of political prisoners in Bahrain

Kargil

On the 4th anniversary of the peoples’ revolution in Bahrain, Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust Saturday organized a press conference at IKMT Hall.

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During the press conference, Chairman Guardian Council Hojattul Islam Sheikh Mohammad Mohaqqiq, Vice Chairman religious affairs Maulana Abass Karrari , Vice Chairman Political affairs Haji Mohammad Baqir , Chief Organizer Haji Hassan Lal and from Zainabia Welfare society Hajia Banoo Nasiri and Archo Sakina took part in the press briefing.

While condemning the ongoing atrocities by Royal dictatorship in Bahrain, Shiekh Mohaqqiq Said, Today we are here to announce that we are with the resistance of the people’s movement in Bahrain and we appeal to release all political prisoner especially Alwifaq’s head sheikh Ali Salman who have been arrested by Al-Khalifa regime few months back.”

Maulana Abass Karari also condemns the arrest of eminent political and religious and political leader, Ayatuallah Shiekh Baqir Nimr by the Saudi regime and appealed to the world community particularly the human rights organizations to break the silence and speak against the ongoing oppression in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Talking about the Continuous Shia genocide and the recent attack in Peshawar Pakistan where 20 Shia Muslims have been killed. Haji Baqir condemns the attack and said, “until and unless Pakistani Shias and other minorities will not join hands and fight against Takfiri terrorists there is no such miracle going to happen.”

He further said that both US, Israel and Saudis are involve in such kinds of attacks in Pakistan and elsewhere against Shias. Hajia Banoo Nasir head of the Zainabia Women welfare society devoted attention on the recent rape and murder case in district Leh of Ladakh region. She condemned the incident and appealed IKMT, ISK, Leh Ulemas, district administrations and the people of the region to take a step forward and assure women safety.

Islamophobia is western policy to thwart conversion: Zafar Ul Islam

New Delhi

Islamophobia is a coward policy by western countries to intrude on Islamic countries and to confiscate their wealth, said prominent Indian scholar Dr Zafar Ul Islam Khan in a conference at New Delhi.

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Islam Khan kept a close analysis on the ongoing global issues related to Islam. Referencing to a recent research report, he said that the 95% of total world media is directly or indirectly owned by western countries, with the help of which the real Islamic face is being distorted to the world.

Pointing to the ISIS terrorists he said that the ISIS is a western false flag to jeopardise the world with Islam. Adding that, Islam is rapidly spreading in western countries, thus to thwart the Islamic popularity Islamophobia is a false flag.

He also emphasised the Muslims to be united, to coup with the western wicked policies against Islam.

The conference was organised by International Union of Virtual Media (IUVM) in New Delhi.

Ladakhi students in Delhi organised candle light vigil for Parveen

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New Delhi

In solidarity with the Ladakhi girl found dead on 09 February, a candle light vigil was organised by AKSUD in collaboration with LSWSD at Ladakh Vihar in New Delhi.

AKSUD president Syed Mehdi Almosavi Expressed his concern over the incident and said it is an alarming threat to a peaceful society like Ladakh.

Moreover he stressed upon the Administration to take necessary action against the culprit.

Senior Advisor AKSUD Irshad Ahmad also expressed his views, “such an incident in a peaceful place like Ladakh is deeply worrying”, stressing the administration (Hill Council’s) and religious institutions to ensure a crimeless Ladakh. He also stressed to ensure safety especially for women in the region.

He also expressed his condolences to the student of Zanskar recently found dead in Jammu.

According to the police press release a body, identified as Afsana Parveen, was found dead on 9 February in Leh. After which a person was also arrested in connection to her dead. While police investigation he has confessed to rape and murder of the deceased.

Kargil marks 36th Youmullah celebration

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Kargil

More than 12000 peoples gathered in main city of Kargil to mark the 36th anniversary of Islamic revolution, known as “Youmullah”, day of Allah.

A huge crowd of both men and women marched through-out the city to mark the 10th day of Dah-e-Fajr. The peoples saw with flags, posters and banners with quotes and sayings. The gathering sings religious hymns and chanted slogans.

Down with America

Down with Israel

Down with Daesh (ISIS)

The gathering shouted.

Amid cold weather and snow fall the celebration in Kargil was the largest than past years. Kargil market was painted with posters and banners with quotes of Imam Khomeini, the founder of Islamic revolution.

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People from remote areas of Kargil rushed towards the main city to take part in the celebration. Last night the local villagers lightened the roof tops, rooms, hill tops and roads as a mark of triumph.

A competition for recitation and memorise of Quran and a quiz competition among children was also conducted during the last ten days of celebration.

Students reciting Quran in Quranic competition at Jama Masjid Kargil.
Students reciting Quran in Quranic competition at Jama Masjid Kargil.

The Islamic Revolution refers to events involving the overthrow of the tyrant Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was supported by the United States, and its eventual replacement with an Islamic republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Other countries like Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Pakistan etc are also celebrating the triumph of Islamic revolution in Iran.

Kargil conducts Quiz competition on Islamic revolution

Kargil

In connection with 10 days 36th Anniversary celebration of Islamic Revolution, IKMT Organised District level quiz competition at Jamia Masjid Kargil on Tuesday.

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34 Darul Quran from different villages of Kargil participated in the competition with religious fervour. Student expressed their talents.

The move was an effort by Baseej e Rouhani wing of IKMT. Under Basij e Rouhani more than 34 schools have been working in different areas of the district.

A competition for recitation and memorise of Quran was also conducted on Sunday at the same place.

Amid cold weather and snow fall the celebration of Islamic revolution in Kargil is on its pick. Kargil market is painted with posters and banners with quotes of Imam Khomeini, the founder of Islamic revolution.

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“The celebration will continue for ten days, it’s called “Dah-Fajr”, a local said to Ladakh Express.

Kargili students organise 18th annual day in Jammu

Jammu

Women empowerment was on priority

All Kargil Student Association Jammu (AKSAJ) organised its 18th Annual Day function in collaboration with Department of Buddhist Studies University of Jammu, with the theme “Women Empowerment.

Alhaj Asgar Karbaliae was the Chief Guest of the event. He delivered an eloquent speech in which he stressed the students of Kargil pursuing their studies in Jammu, not to get education just for the sake of degree and job but for spreading the message of humanity, communal harmony, national integrity, for which the people of Ladakh are known for centuries.

He assured to fulfil all the genuine demands of the student community in whatsoever possible way he can. He encouraged them to overcome all the hurdles by their sheer determination, perseverance and never to say die attitude.

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The event showcased the rich cultural heritage of Kargil. The event was attended by Kargili students studying in Delhi.

Professor R. D Sharma Vice Chancellor University of Jammu, Jammu was the Guest of honour. He, in his speech lauded the students of Ladakh especially students from Kargil for their calmness, hard working nature and for the progress they have made in their academic activities in Jammu University.

He was spell bounded by programmes shown by the students in such a well organised fashion. He cited Kargilies as the best example of peace loving people. On the demand of students he assured them of providing a JUET examination centre at Kargil in the coming session. He also assured the students of all kinds of genuine helps which they needed from the University.

Professor B. Labh HOD Buddhist Studies preside over the function. He congratulated the students of AKSAJ for the lovely function. He stressed upon the need of propagation of Buddha’s philosophy of Dharma in today world of hatred and religious intolerance.

He added that the “doors of his department” are always open for the students of Kargil and Leh. Earlier Mohd Baqir, the President of the association in his presidential address shared the performances of the association.