Heaven's Lights Heaven's Lights: August 2006

Thursday, August 31, 2006

((The Three Adventurers))

A man wanted to fly away in the air. He wanted to test by himself what happens on the high heights. He wanted to fly on the clouds. He didn't make wings like Abas Bin Fernas, but he decided to do that by using a big balloon. He had to search for a companion, but who will agree to go with him and take this risk or adventure. Could be one trip only and no chance to go back!

This happened more than 100 years ago. Specifically, in 1875. He met up with two friends and convinced them to go with him.

The three men took that balloon and it took them higher in the air. It could be a joyful journey in the beginning and probably there were a big crowd and fans for them on the ground. Waving for them and wish them luck.
It changed and happy time is gone when they went higher and higher. The adventurers started to suffer and face difficulties. It be more difficulties when the balloon go higher. When it reached 29,000 foot, the companions couldn't resist and lost their power and became worst till they died. One left and he lost his consciousness before his colleagues, but didn't die. If he died, that won't be helpful to give us the details of what really happened with them. Maybe God wanted him to stay alive to tell his story and what he and his late companions faced in their journey.

Human feels tightness on his chest and can't breathe properly when he goes up in the air. And that become more difficult when he goes more higher in the air. Only by using the new equipments and new technology of this age, he can go up without facing these difficulties.

Climbing higher in the air accompany with: lack of pressure, lack of oxygen, cold air and unstable temperature. The lack of pressure makes gas in stomach and guts extend which causes hard shrinkage and flatulence, which push diaphragm up and that make big pressure on heart and lungs,,, so, that causes unconsciousness in some cases.

These facts discovered by scientists after they went up in the high heights and made tests. While this had been mention in Holy Koran in Al An'aam 6:125 more than 1400 years ago.

Who told Prophet Mohammed about these facts?

God told him and Koran is God's word undoubtedly.

((فَمَن يُرِدِ اللّهُ أَن يَهْدِيَهُ يَشْرَحْ صَدْرَهُ لِلإِسْلاَمِ وَمَن يُرِدْ أَن يُضِلَّهُ يَجْعَلْ صَدْرَهُ ضَيِّقًا حَرَجًا كَأَنَّمَا يَصَّعَّدُ فِي السَّمَاء كَذَلِكَ يَجْعَلُ اللّهُ الرِّجْسَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُون))

((And whomsoever it is Allah's will to guide, He expandeth his bosom unto the Surrender, and whomsoever it is His will to send astray, He maketh his bosom close and narrow as if he were engaged in sheer ascent. Thus Allah layeth ignominy upon those who believe not.)) 6:125

The Source: Majid Magazine

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Hate Mails!!

I just found that many people I knew in blogs have received Hate Mails. Well, that looks really interesting!! How nice to receive a hate mail!!. That can spice your day. No, really, I'm serious, Just imagine with me, you found a hate mail in your inbox:

@ You will feel curious to know who's sent to you that mail and why!!??

@ You will feel excited when you read hate words by someone you don't even know?!!

@ You will feel how much you are effective and you impressed someone somewhere and somehow,,, even negatively!!

@ No matter who sent to you that hate mail, but he/she is still human and maybe he/she has false and wrong image, so maybe through e-mails you can give them the right impression, just between you and them. Some people want to stay anonymous and in the same time, they want to put their own opinions and express their feelings. Therefore, e-mails can give them more space to say whatever they want without sharing others with that. If you can deal with them without let other know about it, it will be great otherwise you can let other involve and give that person more and wide explanations. Who knows? They say: "love can come from hate"!!

@ Finally, I think that can affect you in 2 ways: make you sad and angry without any progress or make you more determined to keep going in your way.


So, Why I didn't put my own e-mail till now? Good question!!

Because I don't check my e-mails regularly. I have 4 to 5 e-mail addresses and I don't have that time to check them all. Therefore, I just check my main and private e-mail now. So, I can't put any e-mail address here and after that, I will not answer who will bless me with his/her hate mails. How can I make them waiting for me so long?!!

Not nice of me. So, Yes, wait for me. When I'm ready and I can give each e-mail address a bit of time, I will put for you, all of you, my special e-mail.

I can't even wait till that day. I'm really excited!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

My Iraqi Friend says Thank You!

I received a new letter from my dear friend in Iraq. She is fine and her family is fine too. I told her about my post in my blog about her and she was happy!! She said that means a lot to me. That's prove how much she means to me and how much I care about her and I love her. That's true!

Then, she sent her warm greetings to all of you, Karin, HalalHippie and all who sent greetings and prayers to her.

I asked her to watch out and not go out, as there who are inhuman and can do all savagery crimes against innocent people. She replied:
"what you heard about inhumanity crimes are nothing to what is really happen here. I can't go out as I used to do, it so horrible situation and hard to handle it. But we are still hanging on and still believe in God and in this Life."

I can't add anything to her words, it's really indescribable. We can't imagine how it is awful life became in Iraq. Iraqis are suffering every single day. How many lives wasted and families broke down? How many people suffer?
Before, they suffered with lack of medicines and supplies under that unjust siege, but at least they managed to keep going and try to work and earn their livings. Now, it became more worse and beside all what they faced before,, a new suffering came with bombs, killings, raping, endless crimes that most of us don't know about. We are far to put our selves in their shoes.

Even when we read about crimes happened there or anywhere else. We feel awful and shock, but then what.

Did any thing help to change? Did criminals condemn? Did the victims get their rights? Did the justice apply?

Sometimes, I feel our world became a stupid farce. We know who's right and who's wrong. We know who's criminals and who's victims, but we can't or wouldn't do anything to stop this farce and be what God wants us to be. Control and Judge the world with equity.

Monday, August 21, 2006

(أوهن من بيت العنكبوت)

هي من الآيات التي حيرتني بحق. كنت في البداية أعتقد أنه المقصود هنا بيت أو شبك العنكبوت و انه هو الضعيف أو الواهن. لكن مع الإثبات أن شبك العنكبوت من أقوى الشباك و الخيوط . زادت حيرتي ، فمع يقيني و إيماني بالقران و الآيات و المذكور به بلا نقاش و انه أمر مسلم به .لكني كانسان أسعى للمعرفة والتيقن. ظللت لا اعرف ما القصد هنا إلى أن وجدت مقال بهذا الشأن و قد كتبته لكم لأشارككم ما وجدت ، و ما أزاح حيرتي و زاد به يقيني.

(قال الله تعالى: "مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ أَوْلِيَاء كَمَثَلِ الْعَنكَبُوتِ اتَّخَذَتْ بَيْتًا وَإِنَّ أَوْهَنَ الْبُيُوتِ لَبَيْتُ الْعَنكَبُوتِ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ"

هذه الآية أثارت فضول أحد العلماء فقام بإجراء دراسة على خيوط العنكبوت فوجد أن خيوطه أقوى من الفولاذ لو كان بحجمه ، فما سبب الوهن إذاً؟؟!!

قام نفس العالم بدراسة طبيعة البيت العنكبوتي من الداخل فوجد أن الذكر بعد أن يقوم بتلقيح الأنثى تقوم الأنثى بافتراسه و تتغذى على لحمة طيلة فترة الحضانة للبيض و بعد أن يفقس البيض تتغذى اليرقات على أضعفها ثم بعد أن يقوى و يشتد عود ما تبقى من الصغار تقوم بأكل أمها لأنها أصبحت أضعف الموجود. ثم يلقح الذكر الأنثى ثم تقوم بأكله و هكذا دواليك.
ومن هنا استنتج أن الضعف في بيت العنكبوت سببه ضعف الترابط الأسري بين أعضائه.

وفي دراسة أخرى أجريت لمعرفة قوة الترابط الأسري بين البشر كانت النتيجة مذهلة:
لا يوجد ترابط أسري إلا بين الأسر العربية و المسلمة فبمجرد أن يكبر الولد أو البنت في الغرب يعتمد على نفسه و قد لا يرى والدية إلا في المناسبات.

أيضا القرابة أو الفصيلة أو العشيرة غير موجودة إلا عند العرب والمسلمين. فالمسلم يبقى باراً بوالديه حتى وفاتهما و يزور عمه و عمته و خالة و خالته و جميع أقاربه و يحل مشاكلهم و يساعدهم ، و ليس هذا فحسب بل انه يساعد جميع المسلمين لان المؤمن أخو المؤمن ، و المسلمون جميعاً أسرة واحدة و هذا غير موجود في الأمم السابقة و هذا كله انطلاقاً من قوله علية الصلاة و السلام: المؤمن للمؤمن كالبنيان يشد بعضة بعضاً )


(frailest of all houses is the spider's house)

This verse of Koran confused me. We believe what Koran says without any questions, but as humans, we love to know and be sure in what we believe. So, I was confused when I knew that spider's house and strings are the as strong as steel!!! So, where us the weakness here. We all thought that God meant the house literally, the strings and the material. I found an article that guide me right in what God meant here and what's really "house" is stands for:

"The likeness of those who choose other patrons than Allah is as the likeness of the spider when she taketh unto herself a house, and the frailest of all houses is the spider's house, if they but knew"- 29:41

This particular verse moved the curiosity of one scholars and for that he made a study about spider's strings, so he found that spider's string is as strong as steel. So where is the weakness here?!!

So, the same scholar, made another study and this time on the house from inside, the family members of the spider's house. He found that after the pollination between the male and female, the female kill the male and eat his meat. She lives on his meat during the period of hatching. When the eggs hatching and babies came out, the strongest eat the weakest. After a while, when the strongest grow bigger, they eat their mother as she became the weakest in the house. Again, the circle repeat when the male pollinate the female and she kill him…and so on.

From here, we know now the weakness in the spider's house, the weakness is in the relationship between the family members of the spider's house.

It's wonderful comparison for whom chose supporters of humans and not God that they will not help him and more than that they will hurt him and be like spider's family members.

In another study about the relationship in human families, they found that Arab and Muslim families have strong relationship and strong connection between the family's members.

Thursday, August 17, 2006


Gewenth paltrow. Well, I'm not a big fan of her and I don't think she is a big star.
I just liked her decision to make her family and her babies the first in her life and I just thinking about her babies' names. I didn't expect that she is Jewish and that can explain why she named her second child "Moses". Actually, I like her first child's name "Apple" or "Tofaha" in Arabic. Cute!!
And I liked her decision to give her second child a name of prophet "Moses".
What I didn't understand it that why people found that weird and not expected?!!
The best name that a child can get here is a name of prophet.
We named our babies here:
Mohammed, Mosa=Moses, Issa=Jesus, Nooh=Noah, Ibrahim=Abraham, Ishaak=Isaac,…etc.
Do you know what?!!
All My brothers carry names of Prophets.

Monday, August 14, 2006

توبة و اعتبار و رؤية للنار!

حدث مالك بن دينار عن نفسه و توبته فقال: بدأت حياتي ضائعاً سكيراً عاصياً أظلم الناس و آكل الحقوق و آكل الربا. و أضرب الناس و افعل المظالم ، و لا توجد معصية إلا و ارتكبتها . شديد الفجور، يتحاشاني الناس من معصيتي. وفي يوم من الأيام . اشتقت أن أتزوج و يكون عندي طفلة. فتزوجت و أنجبت طفلة أسميتها فاطمة ، أحببتها حباً شديداً ، وكلما كبرت فاطمة، زاد الإيمان في قلبي و قلت المعصية فيه ، ولربما رأتني فاطمة أمسك كأساً من الخمر فاقتربت مني فأزاحته وهي لم تكمل السنتين وكأن الله يجعلها تفعل ذلك ، وكلما كبرت فاطمة زاد الإيمان بقلبي و كلما اقتربت من الله خطوة ابتعدت شيئاً فشيئاً عن المعاصي، حتى أصبح سن فاطمة 3 سنوات ، فملا أكملت الـ 3 سنوات ماتت فاطمة. يقول: فانقلبت أسوا مما كنت و لم يكن عندي من الصبر الذي عند المؤمنين ما يقويني على البلاء، فعدت أسوا مما كنت عليه و تلاعب بي الشيطان حتى جاء يوماً فقال لي شيطاني: لتسكرن اليوم سكرة ما سكرت مثلها من قبل!!
فعزمت أن اسكر و عزمت أن اشرب الخمر وظللت طوال الليل أشرب وأشرب فرأيتني تتقاذفني الأحلام حتى رأيت تلك الرؤيا. رأيتني يوم القيامة وقد أظلمت الشمس و تحولت البحار إلى نار ، وزلزلت الأرض ،واجتمع الناس إلى يوم القيامة والناس أفواج و أفواج ، وأنا بين الناس و اسمع المنادي ينادي: فلان ابن فلان ، هلم للعرض على الجبار ، يقول: فأرى فلان هذا وقد تحول وجهه إلى سواد شديد من شدة الخوف حتى سمعت المنادي ينادي باسمي ، هلم للعرض على الجبار يقول: فاختفى البشر من حولي (هذا كله في الرؤيا) وكأن لا أحد في ارض المحشر ، ثم رأيت ثعبانا عظيماً شديداً قوياً يجري نحوي فاتحاً فمه ، فجريت أنا من شدة الخوف فوجدت رجلاً عجوزاً ضعيفاً ، فقلت: أنقذني من هذا الثعبان، فقال لي: يا بني أنا ضعيف لا استطيع ولكن اجر في هذه الناحية لعلك تنجو ، فجريت حيث أشار لي والثعبان خلفي ووجدت النار تلقاء وجهي ، فقلت: أأهرب من الثعبان لأسقط في النار، فعدت مسرعاً أجري للرجل الضعيف والثعبان يقترب ، فقلت له: بالله عليك ، أنجدني أنقذني ، فبكى رأفة بحالي و قال: أنا ضعيف كما ترى لا استطيع فعل شيء، ولكن اجر تجاه ذلك الجبل لعلك تنجو ، فجريت للجبل والثعبان سيخطفني فرأيت على الجبل أطفالاً صغاراً فسمعت الأطفال كلهم يصرخون : يا فاطمة أدركي أباك أدركي أباك ، يقول: فعلمت أنها ابنتي ، و يقول: فرحت أن لي ابنه ماتت وعمرها 3 سنوات تنجدني من ذلك الموقف فأخذتني بيدها اليمنى و دفعت الثعبان بيدها اليسرى و أنا كالميت من شدة الخوف ثم جلست في حجري كما كانت تجلس في الدنيا وقالت لي: يا أبتِ (أَلَمْ يَأْنِ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَن تَخْشَعَ قُلُوبُهُمْ لِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ) فقلت: يا بنيتي أخبريني عن هذا الثعبان؟؟!!
قالت: هذا عملك الشيء أنت كبرته و نميته حتى كاد أن يأكلك ، أما عرفت يا أبي أن الأعمال في الدنيا تعود مجسمة يوم القيامة ، فسألتها: وذلك الرجل الضعيف؟؟ قالت: ذلك العمل الصالح ، أنت أضعفته و أوهنته حتى بكى لحالك لا يستطيع أن يفعل لحالك شيئاً و لولا انك أنجبتني ولولا أني مت صغيرة ما كان هناك شيء ينفعك يقول: فاستيقظت من النوم أصرخ: قد آن يا رب...قد آن يا رب ، نعم ، أَلَمْ يَأْنِ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَن تَخْشَعَ قُلُوبُهُمْ لِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ، واغتسلت و خرجت لصلاة الفجر أريد التوبة و العودة لله ، فدخلت المسجد فإذا الإمام يقرأ نفس الآية (أَلَمْ يَأْنِ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَن تَخْشَعَ قُلُوبُهُمْ لِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ).

أتذكر سماعي لهذه القصة لأول مرة في برنامج ديني وتأثرت جداً بها ، وكما أتذكر أن الإمام كان الحسن البصري و التائب مالك بكى بحرقة لما قرأ الإمام نفس الآية و بعدها اخبرهم بقصته هذه.

Repentance and seeing HELL

Malik Ben Denaar talked about himself and his repentance. He said: I started my life as a drunker sinner and wrongful to people, taking other people's rights and deal with usury. Hurt people and do wrong. There was no sin I didn't make. I was dissolute and people avoid me for my sinful life. One day, I wished to marry and be a father for little baby girl. So, I married and I became a father to little baby girl I called her (Fatema). I loved her so much, and when she as growing my faith going stronger and up and my sinful life going down. If Fatima saw me with wine glass in my hand, she will come and put it away from me and she was only 2 years old.. looks like God taught her to do so. So, my faith to God growing in my heart as I see her growing too. Till she completed 3 years old, then she died. When she died I returned to my sinful life. I didn't have that patience as other believers to get over this affliction. So, I returned to be worse than I was before. My Satan played with me and once he came and whispered to me to drink wine and be heavy drunker like I never did that before.
I intended to drink and be drunker and I did. I spent all that night drink and drink till I felt heavy and sleepy and dreams started to come like waves. The dream or vision I saw was about the Day of Judgment. I saw the sun turned to be black and seas turned to be fires.. the earth shook and people came in crowds. Then, I heard a crier calling a name of man asking him to come and face God Almighty, I saw that man and his face turned to be so dark because of his fear. Then, the crier called my name to come and face God Almighty. All people disappeared and I was left alone in that place. Then, I saw a huge strong horrible snake coming to me with its big mouth opened. I was terrified, so I ran until I found an old weak man and I said: Please help me. He said: my son, I can't help you, I'm so weak, but run to that place , maybe you can survive. So, I ran to that place and that snake still after me, but I faced the hell and fire in that place, "I'm running from that snake to fall in the fire" I said to myself. So, I returned so fast to that old man before that snake catch me. I asked him again to help me and save me, but he cried and said: I'm weak as you can see and I can't help you, but go to that mountain and maybe you will survive this time. So, I ran to that mountain and that huge snake still after me, there I saw lots of young children and I heard them cries: O Fatema.. help your father.. help your father!. I realized that was my daughter Fatema and I was happy that I had a little daughter died in early age will save me here. She came, held my hand with her right hand, and pushed that snake with her left hand. Then, she sat in my lap as she always did on this earth and said: Father, (Is not the time ripe for the hearts of those who believe to submit to Allah's reminder).
I said: tell me, my daughter, what was that huge and horrible snake??
She said: that was your bad deeds as you grew it and built it up till it was almost eat you, did you know that all our deeds will be embody in the Day Of Judgment.
Then, I asked: and how was that old man??. She said: that was your good deeds, you made it weaker and helpless, so it couldn’t help you here and just cried for you. If you didn't beget me and if I didn't die in early age, nothing can help you here.

Then, I wake up crying: it's the time my God…it's the time. Yes, Is not the time ripe for the hearts of those who believe to submit to Allah's reminder. I washed myself and went to the dawn prayer in the mosque intend to turn to God in repentance and return to the straight path. The imam recited the same Verse to us: (Is not the time ripe for the hearts of those who believe to submit to Allah's reminder) 57:16

I heard this story first in a program and touched me so much. The imam there was Al Hassan Al Basri and the repentant man Malik Cried when the imam recited the same verse and then he told them his story.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

يا سَّت الدنيا يا بيروتْ

يا سَّت الدنيا يا بيروتْ
قومي من تحت الرَدمِ
كزهرةِ لوزٍ في نيسانْ
قومي من حُزنِك...
إنَّ الثوُرة تُولدَ من رحَم الأحزانْ
قُوميِ إكراماً للغاباتَ ...
وللأنهاَر ...
و للوديَان...
قُوميِ إكراماً للإنَسان ...
إنّا أخطأنا يا بيروتُ...
وجئنا نلتمسُ الغفران ...

~ نزار قباني ~

A poem by Nezar Kabani for Beirut.
Calling Beirut as a lady of this world. Asking her to rise again from under debris like a blossom of almonds in April. Asking her to rise again and leave sadness. The revolution born through the womb of Sadness.
Rise for the sake of Forests
And rivers…
And valleys…
Rise for the sake of Human…
We made a mistake O' Beirut…
And came asking for forgiveness…

Sunday, August 06, 2006

My thought about politicians

To be successful politician today, you should:

1) Drop all your humanity feelings.
2) Put your heart and your conscience out of business.
3) You should be heartless and not think about others. No, scratch "Others", think only about "yourself".
4) Everything is GREAT if you are fine and doing well and no one exposes your stinky reality.
5) Learn how to destroy your "opponents" like your "enemies".
6) Learn how to kiss butts to reach your goals.
7) You should be professional in the lying field and know the super techniques of deceiving others and convincing them about any dirty thing you want to do for your self-interests as the noblest thing you volunteering to do for others.
8) Don't forget to rid of any witnesses of your hidden secrets, that could put you in capital crime.
9) Hire only the dirtiest people of this world because no one will believe them if they speak.
10) Finally, keep your confident up as long as the powerful countries sharing your crimes and thoughts.


Maybe, that's all what I have to think about. Do you have more?

I always thought that political or diplomatic careers are the noblest jobs can any person do, but not these days!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I'v been tagged!!

I don't know what to say. I don't know what is this all about, but I will do it Only for dear
. Besides, I need to have a break. So, let's see:

Alone or with people?
Well, I love to be with people. It's horrible to be lonely, but still, I need to take a space and private life. Nice to gather with others especially someone I love and nice to stay from time to time alone to review things with myself.

Summer or winter?
Gulf Area means HOT weather. Therefore, I would love to try REAL wintertime with soft snow and cold feeling. But, still, I thank God for this shining Sun in our Area.

Black or white?
Here, it depends on what you mean by black and white. If it's about clothes. I like BLACK. It's the master of colors and I love our Abayas and Sheelas with this shining black. It's lovely. Also, white is nice color. Anyway, I think we can't say black or white. We need them both because without black we will never appreciate white and without white we will never appreciate Black. So, I say BOTH of them.

Observe or get along from the very first moment?
Usually I can go along with people immediately. I have my own ways to create fast link and relation. First of all, I give people warm smiles and nice words and that helped me a lot to comfort them. I can tell you that ((a truthful smile opens all locked Doors)).

Clown or Drama?
YES, I like sweet laughs. I love to watch something cheerful or watch laughs of babies. That makes me really happy. However, I can easily cry if I watched tragedy story especially if it's true story.
CLOWN is my favorite though

A Hummer or A BMW?
I love 4X4 cars and I have already picked my future 4X4 car. However, a sporty car gives me good feelings, as I love SPEED. One of my relatives has MUSTANG and I really LOVE this car. Awesome!!

Loyal or………?
YES, I'm REAL loyal person. It's nice to be loyal and honest, but sad to know that some people cheated me and used me for their own interests. Yet, I'm still loyal and honest and still love people, but with more carefulness.

Hope I did fine here.