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Faith In Humanity Restored!

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Salam.

 

This topic is dedicated for true humans. Who care about others and are very rare. Kindly share stories, pictures, videos or anything you like that makes you proud as a fellow human.

 

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^ A picture, posted on social media by Norwegian activist Gissur Simonarson, shows a Syrian refugee selling pens on the streets of Beirut as he holds his sleeping daughter.

 

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^ This girl who teaches a vendor boy to read and write everyday for limited time after exiting subway.

 

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^This old man who begs money, not for himself but for orphanages who are unable to pay their bills.

 

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^ This guy who runs a blog named Humans of New York. He has helped numerous individuals changing their lives in a several countries.

 

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^ Master Ayub, who have taught thousands of children on streets of Islamabad. without any resources at all.

 

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^ Abdul Sattar Edhi, Proud of Pakistan. Who have helped orphans, women, children, newborns, non-muslims, injured and even dead.

 

Share more stories of fellow kind humans. 

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I know what all the guys are thinking, who is that girl and is she single!. 

 

These individuals must have a different heart for them to act in a manner that is saintly without being induced in the depths of religion. An act of kindness that has the possibility to destroy years of worship for many humans.

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I didn't post a link to the song, because it is very possible that it is haram, like most of his music(although this one song might not be, not sure), but the song is pretty easy to find on youtube if interested. 

Here are the lyrics for 'Dear Mamma' by Tupac

Very emotional and touching. Some of you know the story, his mother was a crack addict and kicked him out of the house.

But later they reconciled and he wrote this for her. Some of the lyrics are American slang, so some of you from the UK or Australia might not fully appreciated this. I could try to do a translation if requested. 

 

Some might wonder why I posted this. It is because it is a practical, modern day example of the Islamic concept of 

'bil Walidayhe Ahsanat'. The command in the Quran to do good to your parents. It doesn't really matter who wrote it

but I posted the name because it is the right thing to do to give credit to the author of a work. 

 

 

You are appreciated

When I was young me and my mama had beef
Seventeen years old kicked out on the streets
Though back at the time, I never thought I'd see her face
Ain't a woman alive that could take my mama's place
Suspended from school, and scared to go home, I was a fool
With the big boys, breaking all the rules
I shed tears with my baby sister
Over the years we was poorer than the other little kids
And even though we had different daddy's, the same drama
When things went wrong we'd blame mama
I reminisce on the stress I caused, it was hell
Hugging on my mama from a jail cell
And who'd think in elementary?
Hey! I see the penitentiary, one day
And running from the police, that's right
Mama catch me, put a whooping to my backside
And even as a crack fiend, mama
You always was a black queen, mama
I finally understand
For a woman it ain't easy trying to raise a man
You always was committed
A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how ya did it
There's no way I can pay you back
But the plan is to show you that I understand
You are appreciated

Lady
Don't ya know we love ya? Sweet lady
Dear mama
Place no one above ya, sweet lady
You are appreciated
Don't ya know we love ya?

Now ain't nobody tell us it was fair
No love from my daddy cause the coward wasn't there
He passed away and I didn't cry, cause my anger
Wouldn't let me feel for a stranger
They say I'm wrong and I'm heartless, but all along
I was looking for a father he was gone
I hung around with the Thugs, and even though they sold drugs
They showed a young brother love
I moved out and started really hanging
I needed money of my own so I started slanging
I ain't guilty cause, even though I sell rocks
It feels good putting money in your mailbox
I love paying rent when the rent's due
I hope ya got the diamond necklace that I sent to you
'Cause when I was low you was there for me
And never left me alone because you cared for me
And I could see you coming home after work late
You're in the kitchen trying to fix us a hot plate
Ya just working with the s[Edited Out]s you was given
And mama made miracles every Thanksgiving
But now the road got rough, you're alone
You're trying to raise two bad kids on your own
And there's no way I can pay you back
But my plan is to show you that I understand
You are appreciated

Lady
Don't ya know we love ya? Sweet lady
And dear mama
Place no one above ya, sweet lady
You are appreciated
Don't ya know we love ya?

Pour out some liquor and I reminisce, cause through the drama
I can always depend on my mama
And when it seems that I'm hopeless
You say the words that can get me back in focus
When I was sick as a little kid
To keep me happy there's no limit to the things you did
And all my childhood memories
Are full of all the sweet things you did for me
And even though I act crazy
I gotta thank the Lord that you made me
There are no words that can express how I feel
You never kept a secret, always stayed real
And I appreciate, how you raised me
And all the extra love that you gave me
I wish I could take the pain away
If you can make it through the night there's a brighter day
Everything will be alright if ya hold on
It's a struggle everyday, gotta roll on
And there's no way I can pay you back
But my plan is to show you that I understand
You are appreciated

Lady
Don't ya know we love ya? Sweet lady
And dear mama
Place no one above ya, sweet lady
You are appreciated
Don't ya know we love ya?

Sweet lady
And dear mama

Dear mama
Lady, lady, lady

Edited by Abu Hadi

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MashAllah brother this is a great idea for a topic

This poor old lady was feeding pilgrims who were making the walk to Karbala during Arbaeen. Although she was poor, she prepared food and tea using whatever resources she had and gave it away fi sabeelillah.

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^^^^Disgusto

 

Who was "denali"?  Some heathen idol or what?

Lol! No.

McKinley was a " who".

Denali is simply the word for " large mountain" in seven native Alaskan dialects.

The native people were tired of the mountain being officially named after an American President.

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On 8/31/2015 at 12:23 AM, LeftCoastMom said:

Lol! No.

McKinley was a " who".

Denali is simply the word for " large mountain" in seven native Alaskan dialects.

The native people were tired of the mountain being officially named after an American President.

It ain't their mountain.

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MashAllah brother this is a great idea for a topic

This poor old lady was feeding pilgrims who were making the walk to Karbala during Arbaeen. Although she was poor, she prepared food and tea using whatever resources she had and gave it away fi sabeelillah.

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MA I have read about this woman before :P

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Before I go to bed, almost forgot to put in something I found a while back. A woman cancelled her wedding. The venue was paid for and the food was bought...so her parents gave a feast for the homeless.

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On 8/31/2015 at 12:25 AM, apofomysback said:

animal helpers give me all the feels...

I mean, respecting animals and treating them humanely is great and all... and is in accordance to the khilafah which God has given Bani Adam...

But...

If we go to an extreme and pretend that we like people more than animals... well firstly, it is a selfish thing to do. Most of the time when people have this behavior it is because an animal will be pleased with you so long as you feed it, whereas a person is much more complex. In other word, this liking of animals is in effect the inclination toward wanting others to be obedient and subservient to oneself.

The other problem with it is: if a person really loves animals more than people, he should kill himself. There is nothing worse to animals than man. if you eat meat, well, you eat meat. If you're a vegetarian, your diet depends on the expansion of farmland and thus... your diet depends on the destruction of wild animal habitats.

I saw a documentary a couple nights ago about hunters in Siberia. And this Siberian hunter was very eloquent; he said that he likes hunting better than animal husbandry, because with animal husbandry you develop a relationship with the animal, the animal trusts you, and then you slaughter it. Whereas with hunting, the animals you hunt know damn well that nothing good will come of you. To them, you are the angel of death.

Preferring animals to people is thus, not a noble way of thinking, IMO. And in fact it is inherently hypocritical.

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On 8/31/2015 at 1:18 AM, baradar_jackson said:

I mean, respecting animals and treating them humanely is great and all... and is in accordance to the khilafah which God has given Bani Adam...

But...

If we go to an extreme and pretend that we like people more than animals... well firstly, it is a selfish thing to do. Most of the time when people have this behavior it is because an animal will be pleased with you so long as you feed it, whereas a person is much more complex. In other word, this liking of animals is in effect the inclination toward wanting others to be obedient and subservient to oneself.

The other problem with it is: if a person really loves animals more than people, he should kill himself. There is nothing worse to animals than man. if you eat meat, well, you eat meat. If you're a vegetarian, your diet depends on the expansion of farmland and thus... your diet depends on the destruction of wild animal habitats.

I saw a documentary a couple nights ago about hunters in Siberia. And this Siberian hunter was very eloquent; he said that he likes hunting better than animal husbandry, because with animal husbandry you develop a relationship with the animal, the animal trusts you, and then you slaughter it. Whereas with hunting, the animals you hunt know damn well that nothing good will come of you. To them, you are the angel of death.

Preferring animals to people is thus, not a noble way of thinking, IMO. And in fact it is inherently hypocritical.

That's a bit of a generalization don't you think? I mean, let me speak for mysellf - I wouldn't help an animal in distress or feed my cats and stray cats just because I want them to be 'obedient and subservient' to me - I'd do that just to  relieve the said animal of its stress. Not everyone wants slaves you know. heck if truth  be told I feel more 'obedient and subservient' to my cats than they could ever be to me and I'm completely fine with it. 

I actually don't get what made you post that reply. We all have our likes and dislikes and just because someone loves animals doesn't mean they should 'kill themselves'. I am all up for meat consumption, but there is a way for things to be done. and just because me and countless others have a love for animals, you are generous enough to label us 'hypocrites'? how wonderful...

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It ain't their mountain.

They may live under US jurisdiction and be citizens of the United States but they have a stronger claim to the land than the US because Denali is a part of traditional Alaskan native lands and the Alaskan tribes have long been guardians of the lands surrounding Denali, but ultimately the mountain and the land surrounding it belongs to Allah. Personally, I would like to see Alaska succeed from the Union and become an independent sovereign.

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On 8/31/2015 at 1:18 AM, baradar_jackson said:

I mean, respecting animals and treating them humanely is great and all... and is in accordance to the khilafah which God has given Bani Adam...

But...

If we go to an extreme and pretend that we like people more than animals... well firstly, it is a selfish thing to do. Most of the time when people have this behavior it is because an animal will be pleased with you so long as you feed it, whereas a person is much more complex. In other word, this liking of animals is in effect the inclination toward wanting others to be obedient and subservient to oneself.

The other problem with it is: if a person really loves animals more than people, he should kill himself. There is nothing worse to animals than man. if you eat meat, well, you eat meat. If you're a vegetarian, your diet depends on the expansion of farmland and thus... your diet depends on the destruction of wild animal habitats.

I saw a documentary a couple nights ago about hunters in Siberia. And this Siberian hunter was very eloquent; he said that he likes hunting better than animal husbandry, because with animal husbandry you develop a relationship with the animal, the animal trusts you, and then you slaughter it. Whereas with hunting, the animals you hunt know damn well that nothing good will come of you. To them, you are the angel of death.

Preferring animals to people is thus, not a noble way of thinking, IMO. And in fact it is inherently hypocritical.

I agree with you on avoiding the extremes but Apo simply said that she likes it when people are kind to animals. That's all she said, there is no reason to broadly accuse all animal lovers as hypocrites, plus it's dangerous to do label, some animal lovers happen to Muslim and especially without definitive proof of said hypocrisy.

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salam 

I like to dedicate this thread to a true human, but unfortunately I have no photos to post of him. He has been serving humanity for over 1200 years just like his forefathers. His service goes unnoticed and un appreciated by most. He has been working endlessly day and night to those that are the oppressed, to the poor, to the needy, to the old, to the young, and most of these people don't know his name. These people that you have posted can only do what they did because of this one man, and that goes for every other act of kindness, compassion, charity and good deed in this world. It is because of this one man who has allowed the good to still exist against the all powerful evil that tries everything to extinguish it. He has lost all his forefathers who were also true humans to such evil people, especially the one that stood up against oppression in a far place called Karbala. But this did not stop him from doing good and helping everyone. He cries for all of us all night and begs to his lord to forgive us, and to give humanity another chance to redeem itself. He has promised us that he will return from the shadows and will restore peace, truth and justice. I cannot wait for that day, because he will turn this Earth into a place where such compassion and kindness is a norm and not an exception like above. Because we humans were created to treat all living things with compassion and kindness. I like to dedicate this song to this great man, to my master and the only reason that I am here.(this song is halal)

In the Name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful

O Allah! Lord of the Great Light, Lord of the Elevated Throne, Lord of the tumultuous seas, and the revealer of the Tawrah, Injeel, and Zaboor, Lord of the shadows and the warmths, And the revealer of the Great Qur'an. Lord of the proximate angels and Prophets and messengers. O Allah I beseech thee, for the sake of Your Nobel Visage. And for the sake of Your Enlightening Visage, and Your ever existing kingdom. O Ever Living! O Controller! I beseech Thee in Your Name which lits the heavens and the earths; and in Your Name, by which the ancient and the latter ones become upright. O Ever living who has before every living being. O Ever Living Who shall (exist) after every living being. O Ever Living Who existed when there was no life. O Giver of life to dead. O One Who causes death to the living one. O Ever Living. There is no God except Thou. O Allah send our master the leader, the guide, the guided, the upriser with Your command. Blessings of Allah be on him and his pure forefathers from all the believing men and believing women. In the easts of the Earth and it's wests, in its plains and its mountains, its lands and its seas, from me and my parents. Blessings, which are the weight of Allah's throne and ink of His words, and whatever His knowledge enumerates and His book encompases. O Allah renew for him my covenant, pledge and allegiance on my neck in the morning of this day of mine and whatever days (of my life) I live. I shall never turn away from it nor let it ever vanish. O Allah appoint me among his helpers, aides, and his protectors. Those who hasten to fulfill his commands and obey his orders. Those who are his supporters and compete with each other to (fulfill) his intention and seek martyrdom in his presence. O Allah! If death occurs between me and him (before the reappearance) (death) which you have made obligatory and decreed for your servants, then raise me from my grave, wrapped in my shroud, my sword unsheathed, my spear bared, answering the call of the caller in cities as well as deserts. O Allah! Show me the rightly guided face of (Imam (عليه السلام).), the praiseworthy moon (referring to the face of Imam (عليه السلام).) and enlighten my vision by looking at him. And hasten his reappearance, make his arrival smooth, vasten his path, make me tread on his way and implement his authority and strengthen his back. O Allah inhabit Your cities through him and give life to Your servants due to him for surely You have said and Your word is truth, "Corruption will become rampant in land and on sea because of the evil which men's hand have earned" Then O Allah manifest for us Your slave and the son of Your Prophet's daughter, whose name is the same as that of Your messenger, so that nothing from falsehood is victorious except that he tears them (falsehood) to pieces, establishes the truth and the truth confirms him. And O Allah! Appoint him as a refuge for Your oppressed servants and a helper for the one who does not find any helper for himself except You and the renewer of all the laws of Your book which have been tampered with and the rebuilder of the science of Your religion and the traditions of Your Prophet (peace of Allah be on him and his progeny) and O Allah! make him among those whom you have protected from the evils of the adversaries. O Allah! and provide joy to Your Prophet Mohammed (peace be on him and his progeny) by his vision and (the vision of) the one who follows him on his call and have mercy on our poverty after his arrival O Allah remove his sorrow (of occultation) from this nation with his presence and hasten for us his reappearance. They (the disbelievers) consider it to be distant while we consider it to be near. For the sake of Your mercy, O the most Merciful of all Mercifuls.  

Then one should gently strike his right thigh with his palm and say.  

Hasten! Hasten! O my Master, O Master of the era.

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