Mar 29, 2011

An Irish blessing

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Mar 25, 2011

Kejora and Bintang .. Continuation..

Anantha asked some of his father's men to help remove Rian from Hanifah's home. The men broke into the house, drugged all three evil women (Hanifah, Janet and Minah) and tied them up before carrying Rian away from the house.
With proper treatment, Rian soon began to speak again and move his hands around.
Elsewhere, Kejora languished in prison as Fitra to his disappointment could not get her out. The only way she could get out from prison was if the court found her not guilty or if nenek withdrew her charges against Kejora.
Erlangga never fail to visit Kejora and swore to do his best to convince Nenek Gautama to release Kejora but Nenek remain stubborn also due to Janet's poisonous words.
Hanifah took the opportunity to blackmail Bintang. She waylaid Bintang and took Bintang and Anantha to the police station and pointed out to Bintang how Kejora was locked up and told Bintang that in return for Kejora's release, Bintang would have to surrender her father back to Hanifah. Rian insisted on going back after knowing the terms and condition.
Surprised how quickly they fall into her trick trap, Hanifah who had no intention of releasing Kejora as she preferred her step daughter to rot there, moved Rian to a rented house away from Jakarta with Minah as his minder.
Erlangga however handed over the bottle of pills found in Kejora's bag to Fitra, beseeching to check it out. The results was there were Kejora's thumbprints and also Janet's. Thus, they ambushed Janet and asked her to confess. Janet naturally refused to confess. But when pressed, again and again, she decided to agree but on the condition Erlangga will make her his fiancee and bride. Erlangga balked at the thought, and refused. But Kejora's situation at the lock up was deteriorating and so he agreed reluctantly.
Elsewhere Karthika found out that Bintang is really the daughter of the woman she hit and killed all those years ago and she told Bintang to go and forbade Anantha from befriending Bintang
Janet finally planned out how she would 'confess' to get Kejora out of prison.........
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Mar 23, 2011

Boyfriend??...

Out of the blue my husband came back and showed me an sms of my 'boyfriend' smsing him asking where I was. There were two things odd here : my supposedly 'boyfriend' did not know my telephone number. And hmm.. He calls my husband 'darling'?
Well, whoever he or she is, I hope he or she have lots of fun as later on he or she can go answer to God or Allah about his or her behavior of trying to create problems between me and my husband.
Thank God/Allah, my husband trusts me and have faith in me.
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Mar 22, 2011

Silent millionaires

Who are silent millionaires? The silent millionaires are people who look like everyday people, who dress in very ordinary clothing, probably drive an old junk or even just a motorbike, but have big bank accounts and can afford to simply send their children to colleges or universities anywhere in the world. They can at anyone time afford branded clothing and big cars, but prefer to go without.
These people are easily overlooked and sometimes looked down on by others who don't know better. These people are usually small time businessmen, hawkers or night market traders.
When I was a mutual fund rookie agent (new in the business), I once underestimated a would be client, too.
I was at a factory canteen doing some promotional work when an interested wanna be client came up and said he was interested in investing RM10,000. I looked at him in slight disbelief. He was one of the security guards and from what I know and many people in Malaysia know, a normal security guard's salary ranged between RM600 to about RM1000 (forgive me if I am wrong)
Nevertheless, I smiled and gave him an application form and told him to bank in the money with the form and call me to let me know once he banked it in.
I did not give it another thought as I did that a few times and usually, nothing ever came out from it. Therefore when that particular client called and told me he had already banked in the investment for RM10,000, I was really stunned.
That was not all, a few weeks later, that particular client called me again and told me he wanted to top up his investment and was thinking of perhaps RM50 (or so that was what I heard over the phone). I responded quietly that the minimum to top up was RM100. However, somehow I agreed to meet up with him at one of the banks.
He arrived at the appointed time and place on a motorbike, wearing a threadbare t shirt and carrying a sling bag which was slightly torn. Bemusedly, I followed him into the bank and help fill up the form. I then asked him how much he was adding on to his investment when I was really stunned when he told me RM150,000. I quietly followed him to the counter of the bank teller, I started trembling a little when I watched dumbfounded as he took out bulks and bulks of RM50 and RM100 noted bundled together and tied with rubber bands.
To be absolutely honest, I'd never in my life seen so much money before then in cold hard cash. It was the very first time I've seen so much cash in front of me, nevermind it was someone elses.
From then on, I swore to myself never to ever underestimate anyone again.
Another silent millionaire I know is a friend of my husband who goes around wearing just a pair of khakis and a pagoda shirt and eats at roadside stalls. A very humble man, but at anytime you open his wallet, there is definitely a stack of RM50 bills there. He runs a workshop and sends his children to UK, Egypt and all for further studies, but drives an old second hand car.
These are the people who are really enjoying financial freedom by keeping low key and living a simple life, unlike a lot of people, (myself included in some ways), who dress up, carry a fancy latest phone and drive a fancy car, but who don't really have much in the bank and who probably have more loans, overdrafts and bills and such to maintain the illusion of a comfortable life.

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Bintang and Kejora.. Continuing where we stopped...

Janet and Hanifah attacked Kejora and threw her over a bridge into a raging river. Rian, Hanifah's husband and Kejora's father saw that and pushed Hanifah and Janet aside and jumped into the river but could not find Kejora. So he got out and went to give both Hanifah and Janet and piece of his mind. His anger got better of him and he was choking Hanifah, but Janet hit him with the car steering lock which caused him to collapse unconcious.
Quickly, the two evil women bundled him into the boot of the car and drove off, not before Bintang saw what happened and rushed to their home to see her father.
Seeing her father's condition she begged Hanifah to send Rian to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Lena, Kejora's room mate got worried that Kejora had not returned and alerted Fitra, who thought she would be at Erlangga's place and rushed there to find her not there.
Erlangga, alerted, insisted on accompanying Fitra to search for Kejora.
Hanifah and Janet eventually relented and sent Rian to the hospital but warned Bintang against revealing Rian's true identity.
Rian in a coma, met up with his daughter's wandering spirit in heaven and told her that they should all be together before disappearing back into his unconcious body.
Elsewhere, Kejora's spirit did not know how to get back to her lifeless body.
Erlangga stumbled across her and picked her up with Fitra's help and rushed her, half lifeless to the hospital.
Rian needed an operation to save his life, Hanifah was reluctant to pay for it but Bintang threatened her and she got Bintang to promise to pretend she was someone else and never reveal herself to her sister or father or anyone else. After the operation, Rian gained consciousness but found himself paralyzed.
At the hospital, Kejora, Fitra dan Erlangga missed seeing Rian being wheeled into the treatment room, but outside, after Kejora and Fitra had passed by, as Bintang was wiping her tears, she dropped her handkerchief and Erlangga picked it up for her. Just then, Kejora turned to wait for Fitra and Erlangga to catch up when she spotted Bintang. Immediately, she hugged Bintang and cried but Janet and Hanifah came along hand signing threatening to kill Rian if Bintang did not play her part. Miserably, she pretended she was not Bintang and told Kejora she was mistaken and shove Kejora away from her and ran away.
Kejora was stunned but she was also convinced that the girl she saw was her long lost sister and decided to visit Hanifah and Janet.
Around the same time Bintang went to check up on her father and was horrified that Hanifah and Janet had took him home without the proper care and attention he needed and also went to Hanifah's home to find out more but was horrified to see her step mother and step sister ill treating her father.
Just as she was leaving, she bumped into Kejora again and Kejora was even more convinced that she was her sister.
Bintang wanted so bad to confess but then Hanifah and Janet had saw them and had wheeled Rian up some stairs and were threatening to push him down if Bintang did not deny her sister and make her leave.
Confused and terrified for her father, poor Bintang pushed and slapped Kejora away and a broken hearted Kejora left, bewildered and upset.
Meanwhile, Erlangga arrange to accidently bumped into Anantha to find out more if Anantha's mother is his mother.
Kartika or Lia was unprepared and horrified to see her elder son at the door and rushed to her room to hide confusing Anantha.
A heartbroken Erlangga left after telling his mother there was never going to be any other relationship between him and his mother.
Kejora bumped into him in the park and Kejora told him she understood how he was feeling.
He responded by asking Kejora to stop crying because she looked ugly crying and she told him to stop crying as it did not suit him either. He leaned forward and kissed Kejora on her cheek leaving her stunned, before admitting that he liked her. Then, the arrogant part of him realized what he was saying and he started laughing. A stunned Kejora asked him why he was laughing and he told her he was joking, and did Kejora actually believe he meant it? Kejora was really upset and left. In truth, Erlangga did really liked her but he was terrified of being pushed or rejected by Kejora thus the statement.
He regretted his words, realizing he probably hurt her feelings and so he decided to go and apologise but only to find Kejora with Fitra wiping away her tears.
Fitra then encourage Kejora to seek nenek gautama out and explain and Kejora agreed to give it a try.
Just before Kejora got to nenek's home, nenek received a surprise visitor in the shape of her daughter in law, Lia, who wanted to seek Erlangga out. However her pleasure turned to dismay and disappointment when Anantha turned up as well, apparently following his parent and Nenek chased Lia away, entering her house and collapsing on the sofa, where Kejora found her.
Kejora quickly called Erlangga only to let Janet pick up the phone in his office and quickly, Janet decided to make opportunity of the situation to win both nenek Gautama and Erlangga's affection by telling them she was the one who found nenek and saved nenek, omitting the fact it was Kejora who tried calling Erlangga and whom she chased away.
Kejora appeared again at Nenek's home and Erlangga invited her in much to Janet's displeasure, and furious, she and her mother cooked up a scheme to put Kejora out of the picture. She exchanged nenek Gautama's medication with something else and put the remaining tablets into Kejora's bag and insisted Kejora feed nenek her medication.
Naturally , Nenek got ill and Janet started hinting about who could have poisoned Nenek. They rushed Nenek to the hospital and the doctor confirmed that Nenek was poisoned. Just then, Janet push past Kejora and purposely spilled the contents of Kejora's handbag, thus revealing the bottle of medicine she has planted there.
Furious, nenek called the police to arrest Kejora who stood her ground despite Erlangga pleas for her to go away before the police came.
The police came and took Kejora away and put her behind bars much to Janet and Hanifah's delight.
Erlangga tried to get the lawyer to secure Kejora's release from the prison but Janet overheard and quickly prompted and poisoned Nenek's ears and Nenek stopped Erlangga, forbidding him and the lawyer to release Kejora from prison.
Helpless, Erlangga visited Kejora and swore to try get her out. Putting his pride and ego aside, he approached Fitra who was furious to hear that Kejora was in prison for something she did not do and he lashed out at Erlangga, blaming Erlangga and his family for continuously hurting and putting Kejora in difficult situations, before rushing off to try to get Kejora out from prison.

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Mar 19, 2011

The other woman..

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out for dinner and a movie.
She said I love you but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.

The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.

'What's wrong, are you well,' she asked.

My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news.

'I thought that it would be pleasant to be with you,' I responded. 'Just the two of us.'

She thought about it for a moment, and then said, 'I would like that very much.'

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous.

When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she too seemed to be nervous about our date.
She waited at the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's.

'I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, 'She said, as she got into the car.

'They can't wait to hear about our meeting'.

We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy.

My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady.

After we sat down, I had to read the menu.

Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me.

A nostalgic smile was on her lips.'It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,' she said.

'Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor,' I responded.

During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation, nothing extra-ordinary, but catching up on recent events of each other's lives.

We talked so much that we missed the movie.

As we arrived at her house later, She said, 'I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.'

I agreed.

'How was your dinner date?' asked my wife when I got home.

'Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,' I answered.

A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn't have time to do anything for her.

Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place my mother and I had dined.

The attached note said:

'I paid this bill in advance.

I wasn't sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates – one for you and the other for your wife.

You will never know what that night meant for me.

I love you, my son.'

At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: 'I LOVE YOU!' and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve.

Nothing in life is more important than God and your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till 'some other time.' Pass This Along To Everyone With An Aging Parent, To A Child,To An Adult, To Anyone With A Parent, And Most Importantly, To Someone You Truly Love. 


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Mar 18, 2011

ISLAM - WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT THE END OF THE WORLD - by Muhammad Bilal

Brothers & Sisters;

Since I have not seen any posts that deal with the issue of the end of the world from the point of view of what ISLAM says I have decided to bring you this summary:

Note the following when reading this:

1- The sequence of events noted come from the Q'uran and the Hadith (the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

2- Under Islam Jesus is considered a Prophet and not God.

3- Islam includes both Judaism and Christianity. All of the Prophets from Adam, Noah, Abraham, John, Christ, and Muhammad (pbua)are considered Prophets of Islam.

4- I am writing this with knowledge of both religions as I was Christian Catholic and have embraced Islam a few years ago.

5- The information that appears in the Bible and the Islamic texts corroborate each other. Anyone can buy all these books and read for themselves. There are significant amount of good quality books that address this issue from the point of view of Christianity and Islam. It is just a matter of taking what matches in both religious texts to asess predictions that span more than 2000 years.

6- As you read this you will clearly see that these events are unfolding in front of our eyes, and GOD KNOWS BEST.

THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS:

1- Increasing turmoil and natural disasters, war, death and conflict. See bellow the list of signs given by the Quaran and Prophet Muhammad.

2- Major catastrophe that will kill 2/3 of the world's population. The continents will move and due to the massive changes plants, animals and human life will die off in large numbers. There will be not much food. It is possible that this will happen in the year 2012 but nothing in the Islamic texts confirms this. The only possible sign is that there are no predictions made in Islam beyond the year 2000. Either a meteorite or some sort of energy pull that will cause a shift in the earth axis. This will cause the "sun to come our from the west" (see bellow predictions). Take a globe and flip is upside sown - you will see that the sun will come out form the west. At this time also there will be constant daylight as the earth tilts and moves into the new axis position. As you know Muslims pray 5 times a day. Prophet Muhammad indicate to people that at this time they should break up the day in equal portions and maintain their scheduled prayers.

3- The appearance of the ANTICRHIST. In Islamic terminology it is called the DJALL or LIAR or DECEIVER. This individual will be a Jew whose father will be a Rabbi, he will be blind from one eye and the remaining eye will stick out like a grape. He will have extraordinary powers that will make people believe he is god. He can only be killed by Jesus (a.s.) He will be born in or around the Arabian Penninsula. The fact that he will be Jewish is pointed out in the Torah (Old Testament in the Bible) - Prince of The Israelites and the Islamic texts point out that his main followers will be Jews.

Due to his miraculous powers he will be taken by most of the Jewish and Christian people as the Messiah. As you know Evangelical Christians are waiting for the Messiah once Israel is established. Any one will be able to identify him because he will only support evil actions. Significant amount of Muslims will leave their Faith to also join him a believe in him. It is predicted that a Muslim will believe in the morning and disbelieve in the evening and a non believer will not believe in the morning and believe in the evening. The only people who will oppose him will be a small number of believing Muslims. The Muslims will be persecuted by the ANTICHRIST who will present them as an evil force (sounds familiar?). He will claim he is himself god. The reason for people following him is that due to the amount of turmoil, war, and killings many people will stop believing in God and be angry at Him (as opposed to blaming ourselves for our own corrupt ways). They will look at this individual as their saviour who will have power to produce some food or water for them. Anyone who follows or worships the ANTICHRIST will be cursed to Hell by God.

4- In the Arabian Peninsula an individual will appear. In the Islamic predictions his name is MEHDI (IMAM MEHDI r.a.). He will gather the Muslims who oppose the ANTICHRIST and fight him. For MEHDI and the opposing forces it will be an ongoing loosing battle. Muslims will be defeated in the East and then the West. The ANTICHRIST will come to the walls of Mecca and Medina but he will not be able to enter them.

5- Jesus (a.s.) will descend in Jerusalem. In the Islamic belief Jesus is not crucified, but God replaced him in the cross with another individual and took up to Heaven Jesus (a.s.). One of the main predictions in relation to Jesus (a.s.) is that his descend will be witnessed by EVERYBODY. He will declare his condition as a Prophet and not God. People will turn away from the ANTICHRIST. Jesus (a.s.) will kill the ANTICHRIST at one of the gates of Jerusalem.

6- Once this happens the people of Gog and Magog will come out. They will be all killed. Peace and prosperity will then descend upon the whole world where Jesus (a.s.) will be the leader of all people. At this point Jesus (a.s.) will marry and have a family.

7- Jesus (a.s.) will die. Then, all good people will be taken up by God through a wind that will descend and kill them. Only corrupt, unbelieving people will remain. Then end of the wold will then come and Judgment Day.

These are SIGNS related to the end of times according to Islamic sources:

Wild animals will be gathered into captivity and kept in collections in pens and cages.

Murder will be considered a minor act.

Men will get payment for their reproductive organs (artificial fertilization).

Reducing weights and measures of goods will be a means of increasing profits.

The person earning a proper and lawful livelihood will be scorned and the person earning his living from unfair means will be admired.

The main purpose in life will be earning and enjoying.

Aphrodisiacs will be used to strengthen the body for sodomy.

Usury will gain solid ground.

Adultery will be commonplace.

The murder victim will not know why he is murdered and the killer will not know why he killed.

Mansions like palaces will be constructed.

Bribery will become like a custom.

There will be no regard for the ties of relationship.

Murder will increase.

Fools will be made rulers.

Forbearance will be called cowardice and weakness.

Ministers of government will be liars.

The practice of divorce will increase.

A liar will be considered an acceptable witness.

Homosexuality will be openly practiced.

Good people will keep silent fearing others' foul speech.

Goodness and evil will be viewed from the same perspective.

Young boys will be used like women on payment.

Unworthy persons will meddle in affairs of state.

Men will keep their hair in a ladylike manner.

The governors will consider the wealth of the people as their own and they will attack the morality of women.

Governments will stockpile grains to maintain prices.

Government will be entrusted to those unworthy of it.

The earth will vomit oblong pieces of its liver like columns of gold and silver. The murderer will come and say "I killed for this," and the deserter will come and say "I deserted my family for this," and the thief will come and say "My hand has been cut off for this."

The Euphrates will disclose a mountain of gold over which people will fight. Ninety-nine out of each hundred will be killed and every one of them will say "Maybe I will be the one who will escape."

The Last Hour shall not occur until wealth will increase among you and become enormous, until a man takes out the charity due from his wealth but will find none to accept it, until the land of the Arabs becomes meadows and rivers.

The Last Hour shall not occur until wealth will increase among you and become enormous, and the owner of wealth will search for one entitled to the charity due on it; and he will present it and the person to whom it will be presented will say "I have no need of it;" and barefooted shepherds will compete with each other in the building of tall buildings.

The slave girl will give birth to her owner .

ABOUT THE MUSLIMS IT HAS BEEN PREDICTED:

You will follow the practices of those who were before you, step by step, foot by foot, so much so that if one of them goes into the hole of a lizard you will follow.

God will take up the knowledge, not by removing it from the minds of people, but by taking possession of the knowledgeable. Then the people will call on the ignorant to inform them, and they will go astray and lead astray.

The people will get up in the morning to carry on trade and there will be hardly anyone who will fulfill their bargain. It will be said "There is a trustworthy man in so and so;" and it will be said of a man "How wise is he! How skillful is be! How resolute is he," while in his heart there will be no faith even to the grain of a mustard seed.

It is near that the nations will call one another against you just as diners call one another to their dishes. You will be numerous, but you will be so much rubbish like the rubbish of a flood. God will take away the fear of you from the minds of your enemies and will put weakness in your hearts, from love for this world and dislike of death.

Wait for the last Hour when allegiance will be destroyed. Wait for the Hour when rule will be entrusted to those who will be unworthy of it.

The Hour shall not occur until time contracts. A year will go by like a month, a month like a week, a week like a day, a day like an hour and an hour like the kindling of a fire.

Time will become short, learning will come to an end, troubles will appear, miserliness will be cast in the hearts, and murder will increase.

The first of the signs to appear will be the rising of the sun in its place of setting and the coming forth of the beast in the morning. Whichever of them comes first will soon be followed by the other.

Let him who hears of the dajjal go far from him, for I swear by God that a man will go to him thinking he is a believer and follow him because of confused ideas which he rouses in him.

The Smoke; the Dajjal; the Beast; the rising of the sun in its place of setting; the descent of Jesus son of Mary; Gog and Magog; three earthquakes -- one in the East, one in the West, and one in Arabia; and a fire which will drive mankind to their place of assembly.

The least of the signs of the last hour will be a fire which will gather mankind from the east to the west.

ABOUT THE ANTI CHRIST (DJALL IN ISLAMIC TERMINOLOGY):

There is no prophet who has not warned his people about the one-eyed liar. I tell you that he is one-eyed, but your Lord is not one-eyed. On his forehead are the letters "k," "f," "r." (KUFAR means UNBELIEVER IN GOD)

He is one-eyed, and will bring with him something like paradise and hell, but what he calls paradise will be hell. I warn you as Noah warned his people about him.

MY DREAM

In the year 2001 before the September 11 attacks I had a dream/voice that stated this:

"It won't be long before the DECEIVER is born. He will be the son of a Rabbi"

I my opinion the ANTICHRIST today is about 7 years old. GOD KNOWS BEST!!!

The scary part is that Prophet Muhammad predicted that the ANTICHRIST will be a "young man".

I believe all of you can work out a schedule to determine the age of this person in or around the year 2012.

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Brothers & Sisters;

Regardless of the end of times, our own "individual end of times" comes when we die. We must move forward to change.

We have to get ready to account for our actions in this world in front of GOD.

We MUST work together regardless of religion to bring justice and peace to this world.

Peace.

M.B.

Mar 17, 2011

Of ungratefulness, discontentment and making others miserable..

There's a person I know who is already in her middle years. She has always been self centred, a gambler, and she was a single mother, but kinda neglected her child and sometimes abused her child.
From her negligence, her daughter grew up insecured, mentally, physically and sexually abused (by men her mother dated and who saw a chance to take advantage of a sad, lonely, attention seeking child), and prone to self infliction or self harm. The daughter attempted suicide a couple of times, by strangling herself but only to faint and come around minutes later.
When the girl was big enough, she escape her mother and abusive step father (who was one of the men who took advantage of her and sexually abused her too) by quickly getting married to a man a few years her senior who adored her and eventually made her own life.
The girl was not rich but she worked hard and earned reasonably well to live a somewhat comfortable life with her husband and kids.
The woman, her mother, eventually divorced her 2nd husband and set out to find another man to cater to her whims and fancy only to be met with a 'dead end' which happened to be her boyfriend's son.
She seeked her daughter who did not have the heart to turn her mother away or bore any grudges towards the older woman, but she could never forget what the older woman had done to her.
The experience had made the younger woman, stronger and determined to give her children the best she could afford and made them the centre of her universe.
However, the older woman who came to stay was jealous and annoyed when she notice how her daughter would easily spend money for her offsprings but not offer her anything.
Whenever she visited her daughter and grandchildren, she would start arguing with her grandchildren and daughter, so much so that most of the times, her eldest grandchild would be stressed out and upset when he learn of his grandmother's presence in his home. She was eaten by envy and possibly, also by guilt. She was also annoyed she was being placed at the back seat of her daughter's life.
Since her current boyfriend refused to marry her or give in to more of her whims and fancy, she sought her son in law's assistance and pleaded for a chance to move in with her estranged daughter and grand children.
Feeling sorry for her, and being a kind hearted person, he told her she could come and stay much to his wife's and children's shock.
Now, this elderly woman, was a very fussy woman who expects a lot, wants her freedom to do as she please, eats a lot and eats whatever fancy food she wants without willing to do her part in contributing, but instead expects people to sponsor her whims and fancies.
What would you do if you were in the son in law or daughter's shoes?... How would you act as the daughter (younger woman) or how would you get your son to accept this lady?....

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Mar 16, 2011

Tsunami Jepun sudah tertulis dalam Quran?

1. Tarikh yg berlaku adalah pada  11/3/2011 bersamaan 6 RabiulAkhir 1432 Hijah or 6/4/1432.

2. so dengan tahun 1432 di pecahkan 14 || 32.


3. Jawapanya Jujuz ke 14 Quran.

4. Dan bulan 4.


Rahsia  angka tahun ini :  Jujuz 14 Ayat Quran ke 4.


Rujuk di Quran.

1. Jujuz 14 bermula pada surah Al-Hijr, dan ayat ke  4 dari surah AL Hijir menyatakan

"Dan kami tidak membinasakan suatu negeri, melainkan sudah ada ketentuan yang tetap baginya".

2. Rahsia seterusnya yang menunjukan Malapetaka ini akan berlaku di Jepun ialah dengan kedudukan Jepun dan Wilayah Seedai pada kedudukan geografi bg ( Jepun : Latitiude 36, Longtitude 138)

so dlm 1432, 14 dh di ketahui Jujuz Al Quran. maka yang di pecahkan 14 || 32 so di pecahkan lagi 3|2 ,so now secret no adalah 3.

di ambil pula lokasi latititude dan longitude.

3+6+1+3+8 = 21

so next 2+1 = 3

proved *. yg di maksudkan dengan no 3 adalah negara jepun.

Dan di dalam jepun jugak terdapat banyak wilayah.. maka wilayah yang akan di turunkan malapetaka itu ? Wilayah Seedai pada kedudukan geografi Latitiude 38'15 dan Longtitude 140'53

makan 3+8+1+5+1+4+0+5+3 = 30

so next 3+0 = 3.

*proved wilayah yang tuhan maksudkan dgn angka 3 adalah Wilayah Seedai di Jepun.

3. Rahsia seterusnya dengan tarikh 6

msa yang di laporkan oleh Jabatan Metrologi Rusia.. gempa bumi berlaku pada masa 1446 waktu Jepun..

so 1+4+4+6 =15

so next 1+5 = 6

*proved 6 membawa maksud masa yang akan berlaku.

4. Dah yang seterusnya 1432 apabila di pecahkan 14||32, kini di ambil pula angka 14 dan di pecahkan 1||4 , maka angka satu boleh di kelaskan sebagai permulaan hari. maksudnya di dalam Islam Jumaat adalah hari pertama dalam minggu itu. so angka satu memberi maksud malapetaka itu akan berlaku pada hari Jumaat.

5. Lihat.. betapa benarnya ayat al quran. segala yang  di nyatakan tetap berlaku. walaupun suduh berabad kitab Quran di turunkan.

6. Walaupun zaman berubah sejauh mana sekalipun.. Al-Quran tetap bagi sepanjang zaman.

7. Di percayai banyak lagi rahsia yang masih tidak dapat di ketahui di dalam tarikh ini. namun sekadar ini pun telah membuatkan kita lihat dengan mata kita sendiri betapa mulia Al-Quran. dan segala yang di ungkapkan di dalamnya

8. WauAllahhu Allam.

Di persilakan untuk share. bg mengingati kite kembali tentang segala perkara yang terkandung di dalam Al-Quran adalah benar buat selamanya. mahupun di dunia atau pun akhirat. 


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Mar 14, 2011

Story of a 6 year old who lives alone.... (sad..)

Got this via email..... so sharing it here.....

This is a story of a courageous boy.. who is full of innocence..

say a prayer for him, good wishes.. that everything will be ok for him in the near future..








A-Long demonstrates Chinese kung-fu.It is hard to imagine that the cheerful child has lost both his parents.



A hillslope overgrown with tall grass is A-Long's playground. The village committee sometimes send him living supplies to make sure he does not starve or feel cold.

Ah Long carrying firewoods down the mountain path to his home
Ah Long carrying firewoods down the mountain path to his home

A six-year-old HIV carrier, has been living alone since his parents died of AIDS.
The boy, known as Ah Long, does his own washing, cooking, studying and he also rears some chicken.
He lives in his parents' house at the foothill village of Malu Mountain in Liuzhou in Guangxi Province, China.
Ah Long has an 84-year-old grandmother, who visits him quite frequently and cooks for him.
The granny has also planted some vegetables near the house for Ah Long.


Ah Long making a fire to cook dinner
Ah Long making a fire to cook dinner

Ah Long does know what AIDS is.
All he knew was that his friends never want to be near him, doctors did not want to treat his wounds and his only family member – his granny – refused to live with him.
He was also rejected by the nearby primary school.
The only companion the boy has is a dog called Lao Hei.


Ah Long playing with Lao Hei in front of their house
Ah Long playing with Lao Hei in front of their house

Due to his complicated family background, the Welfare Department has declined to take care of the boy.


Ah Long studying in his room alone
Ah Long studying in his room alone
He receives 70 yuan (RM33) monthly subsistence allowance from the civil bureau but it is not enough.

After Ah Long's story was published in Chinese newspapers, a couple announced that they would adopt the boy.

However, it has yet to materialise.
More pictures of him.

A-Long lives in a hut on Malu Mountain that has no windows and leaks when it rains. His new blanket was given to him by a kind-hearted soul.





Six-year-olds like him normally have many mischievious playmates, but not A-Long.His parents suddenly moved to the mountain far away from the village.


A-Long has had his dog "Lao Hei" for a few years. Lao-Hei is at his side whenever A-Long is up and about. They are each other's closest friends.

Mrs Li gave a basketball to A-Long. He plays with it for an entire afternoon on the uneven, dusty ground. Social workers sometimes visit to give him cookies and crackers.


A-Long's grandmother visits him to bring him donations from the village committee. He will receive 70 yuan from November onwards. The amount increases to 100 yuan from next year onwards.


His grandmother visits every few days. A-Long shows her his lunch of noodles.She wanted to send him to attend first grade, but the rest of the parents protested when they learnt of his condition.


A-Long wanders along the hills nearby. Social workers say that it is still best for relatives to adopt him.


Despite his small stature, A-Long frequently explores the hills nearby. He brings home firewood whenever he sees logs on the ground. At six years old, he has learnt to cook, wash, rear chickens and gather firewood.


Boredom is a constant enemy for A-Long.Only when his grandmother visits does he have company.

His parents built this hut six years ago, but their death left A-Long all alone. At six years old, he has learnt to cook, wash, rear chickens and gather firewood.


A-Long starts a fire to cook dinner. A few broken branches and some old newspaper later, a fire starts. Kind-hearted people who wanted to adopt him after his parents' death backed out after they learnt of his condition.


He thinks that he leads a good life because he has Lao Hei. Even though his family has met with misfortune, A-Long has not shed any tears.


A-Long hugs Lao Hei in front of his hut. Lao Hei sometimes sleep with him and guards the door.


His dinner consists of rice and vegetables without salt or any other garnishes. Leftovers are given to Lao Hei.. Recently, A-Long received 20kg of rice and 5kg of noodles from a kind-hearted person.


A-Long goes on guard whenever strangers go past. He is afraid they will steal his chickens.


In the evening when the temperature dips, A-Long boils water and takes a bath in the chilly wind.


A-Long kicks a ball around in the front yard.


A-Long sustained this injury when cooking dinner. A large burn scab covers his left hand between the thumb and index finger.


The future is unclear for A-Long. No one knows what will happen.
THE INABILITY TO RECONCILE REALITY AND EXPECTATION RESULTS IN SUICIDAL TENDENCIES.........SO

If you see someone without a smile today give them one of yours!

Live simply,
Love seriously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly,

50 Signs of the Day of Judgment From the Words of Allah and His Messenger (sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam)

By Dr Shuhaib Hasan (From a lecture at Cambridge University Islamic Society, Shawwal 1420 / January 2000.)

The Signs are listed in roughly chronological order, although the order is not necessarily precise, especially for those in the future.

This is a brief summary of the signs; there are many books, articles, cassettes etc. which discuss these in greater detail. May Allah enable us to recognise and heed the Signs, and strengthen us in the times of tribulation.

"Are they waiting for anything except the Hour, to come to them suddenly? But its Signs have already come!" (Al-Qur’an, Surah Muhammad)

Past

1. Splitting of the Moon.

2. Death of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

3. A form of death which will kill thousands of Muslims. (Understood to refer to the plague of Amwas during the
caliphate of ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab.)

4. A major fighting in Madinah (understood to refer to the battle of al-Harrah during the caliphate of Yazid, 63 AH).

5. The Muslim conquest of Jerusalem.

6. The Muslim conquest of Constantinople.

7. Two large groups of Muslims will fight in war.

8. A war between the Muslims and a reddish people with small eyes, wearing sandals made of hair (understood to refer to
the Mongol Tatar invasion of the Islamic lands.)

9. A peace agreement between the Muslims and non-Muslims from the yellow race (Chinese, Mongols, etc.)

10. Thirty impostors (dajjal) will appear, each thinking he is a prophet.

Present?

11. Naked, destitute, barefoot shepherds will compete in building tall buildings.

12. The slave-woman will give birth to her master or mistress.

13. A trial (fitnah) which will enter every Arab household.

14. Knowledge will be taken away (by the death of people of knowledge), and ignorance will prevail.

15. Wine (intoxicants, alcohol) will be drunk in great quantities.

16. Illegal sexual intercourse will become widespread.

17. Earthquakes will increase.

18. Time will pass more quickly.

19. Tribulations (fitan) will prevail.

20. Bloodshed will increase.

21. A man will pass by the grave of another and wish he was in the latter’s place.

22. Trustworthiness will be lost, i.e. when authority is given to those who do not deserve it.

23. People will gather for prayer, but will be unable to find an imam to lead them.

Future

24. The number of men will decrease, whilst the number of women will increase, until for every man there are 50 women.

25. The Euphrates will reveal a treasure of gold, and many will die fighting over it, each one hoping to be the one who gains
the treasure.

26. The Romans (Europeans) will come to a place called A’maq or Wabiq, and an army of the best people will go forth from Madinah to face them.

27. The Muslim conquest of Rome.

28. The Mahdi (guided one) will appear, and be the Imam of the Muslims.

29. Jesus Christ will descend in Damascus, and pray behind the Mahdi.

30. Jesus will break the cross and kill the swine, i.e. destroy the false christianity.

31. The Antichrist (al-masih al-dajjal, the false christ) will appear, with all his tools of deception, and be an immense trial. He will be followed by 70,000 Jews from Isfahan (present-day Iran).

32. The appearance of Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog and Magog), and the associated tribulations.

33. The emergence of the Beast from the Earth, carrying the Staff of Moses and the Seal of Solomon, who will speak to the people, telling them they did not believe with certainty in the Divine Signs.

34. A major war between the Muslims (including Jews and Christians who truly believe in Jesus after his return) led by the Imam Mahdi, and the Jews plus other non-Muslims led by the Antichrist.

35. Jesus will kill the Antichrist at the gate of Ludd (Lod in present-day Israel, site of an airport and a major Israeli military base).

36. A time of great peace and serenity during and after the remaining lifetime of Jesus.

37. Wealth will come so abundant that it will become difficult to find someone to accept charity.

38. Arabia will become a land of gardens and rivers.

39. Society will then decay.

40. The buttocks of the women of the tribe of Daws will again sway in circumambulation (tawaf) around the idol Dhul-Khulsah.

41. A great fire in the Hijaz, seen by the inhabitants of Busra.

42. Three major armies will sink into the earth: one in the east, one in the west, one in Arabia.

43. An Abyssinian leader with thin shins will destroy the Ka’bah.

44. The huge cloud of smoke.

45. The sun will rise from the west (its place of setting).

46. A gentle wind which will take the souls of the believers.

47. There is no-one left on the earth saying, "Allah, Allah" or "There is no god except Allah."

48. Eventually the Day of Judgment is established upon the worst of the people, who copulate like donkeys in public.

49. The blowing in the Trumpet by the Angel Israfil, upon which everyone will faint except as Allah wills.

50. The second blowing in the Trumpet, upon which everyone will be resurrected.

What does Islam believe about the End?

When reading the Quran, or the Hadith(s), the reader cannot help but understand the end is firmly in view by the Muslim. Muslims do not view this life as the end, but only as the start of the next life. The role of the current life is to determine the next life. The result of the Muslim’s restoration and relationship with Allah through Mohammad.

The subject of the end times is known as eschatology and covers both what happens after death and the events at the end of time. Christianity and Islam share some similar beliefs, with much different outcomes. For one, in Christianity and Islam, Jesus Christ plays a central role in the timing of end; Islam believes the return of Jesus will occur at the end, like Christians. Muslims also believe in the resurrection of both the wicked and the righteous and the final judgment. Islam and Christianity both proclaim an eternal dwelling of the lost and saved, in either Hell or Heaven (Paradise). Therefore, in many ways, the structure of the end (eschatology) is similar to Christianity.

However, Christians and Muslims have two different views of what the final matter is. Both views of the end, however, cannot be true since they are diametrically opposed to each other. The Muslim Jesus descends and converts the world to Islam, kills the Jews, breaks crosses, declares himself a Muslim and gets married. He dies after 40-years.

Therefore, in the Muslim view, the end has a much different outcome compared to the Christian or the Jewish view. All Muslims do not agree on every aspect of Muslim eschatology. Sunnis and Shiites have a different view on the role of Muslim end time figure, known as the Mahdi, who will arrive before the return of Jesus. The Shiites view this person as someone who will establish order in the world and turn people to Islam before the return of Jesus. Even the particular events of the end are not completely spelled out in the Quran. The Hadith supplements what the Quran does not say.

Belief in the end-times or the last days is mandatory in Islam. It is listed as the fifth article of faith.

The Five articles of faith in Islam

1. God: He is One; his nature and qualities are chiefly revealed in his ninety-nine 'Most Beautiful Names'.

2. His angels: these include four archangels (e.g. Gabriel) and an indefinite number of ordinary
angels. There are also creatures between angels and men called jinn, some of which are good and
some evil.

3. His books: Scriptures were revealed to Adam, Seth, Enoch and Abraham, but these have now been lost. These are the main Scriptures: a. The Pentateuch (tawrat)
b. The Psalms (zabur)
(Both of these are said by Muslims to have been corrupted or misinterpreted by the
Jews.)
c. The Gospel (injil)
(
said by Muslims to have been corrupted or misinterpreted by the Christians)
d. The Quran, revealed to Muhammad

4. His apostles: The Quran names twenty-eight apostles, most of whom are biblical characters.
The six greatest are Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, (Jesus) and Muhammad.

5. The Last Day: the day of judgment, when all will be judged according to their deeds, and
admitted to Paradise or to hell. Some summaries add the following two doctrines:

6. The predestination of good and evil by God.

7. The bodily resurrection of all people at the last day.

After death, What?

What happens after someone dies? According to the Quran, is not entirely clear. For this reason we need to examine the Hadith (traditions) to shed additional light on the matter. The event of death is something every human being will experience according to Islam. On the Day of Judgment, people will be paid full recompense. The experience for the faithful Muslim is different than the non-Muslim.

185. Every soul will taste of death. And ye will be paid on the Day of Resurrection only that which ye have fairly earned. Whoso is removed from the Fire and is made to enter Paradise, he indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is but comfort of illusion. Surah 3;185 (Pickthall)

The exact process of death is not clear, but the events at death are peppered throughout the Quran. First, the soul of a dying person comes to his throat,

“Why, then, when (the soul) cometh up to the throat (of the dying) Surah 56:83”.

This is then followed by the angels, who come and remove the soul from the body. The soul of the non-Muslim is violently removed; angels smite the soul in the process.

when the wrong doers reach the pangs of death and the angels stretch their hands out, saying: Deliver up your souls.
Surah 6;93

If thou couldst see how the anguish receive those who disbelieve, smiting their faces and their backs and (saying): Taste the punishment of burning!
Surah 8:50

According to the Hadith, what happens to a believer (Muslim) and a non-Muslim is vastly different.
Geisler summarizes these events,

“The soul of the faithful person, which is easily removed from the body, is clothed in a heavenly and sweet smelling garment by radiant and smiling angels. The soul is taken through the seven heavens, entering the presence of God who then orders the angels to return the soul to its earthly body until the day of judgment. On the other hand, the soul of the unbelieving person is removed from its body with a great deal of struggle. The angel of death clothes the soul with a foul smelling garment. The angel responsible for the wicked soul also tries to take the soul through the various levels of heaven but he gates of heaven are not opened to them (7:40), and the soul is then returned to the body”[1]

All these events take place while the body is being washed, demonstrating how quick the above events take place.

1. Life in the Grave (Barzakh)

According to Islam, life continues in the grave after the body is buried. Life in the grave is known as Barzakh. According to Islamic tradition, while in the grave, two angels question the newly dead. Their names are Munkar and Nakir. They ask the person three questions:

1. Who is your God?

2. Who is your prophet?

3. What is your faith?

If the person answers correctly -- Allah, Islam and Muhammad -- the angels will make the grave more comfortable. They open a window where the view and orders of paradise can be enjoyed. For those who do not answer correctly, a window to hell will be opened, their grave will narrow, their ribs are crushed as they feel the heat and hot winds of hell. This will continue while the person awaits judgment. Only those who die in Jihad will go directly to Paradise.

Torment in the grave is clearly taught in Islam, especially in the traditions of the prophet. In the Bukhari we read the following.

Narrated Anas bin Malik
:Allah's Apostle said, "When (Allah's) slave is put in his grave and his companions return and he even hears their footsteps, two angels come to him and make him sit and ask, 'What did you use to say about this man (i.e. Muhammad)?' The faithful Believer will say, 'I testify that he is Allah's slave and His Apostle.' Then they will say to him, 'Look at your place in the Hell Fire; Allah has given you a place in Paradise instead of it.' So he will see both his places." (Qatada said, "We were informed that his grave would be made spacious." Then Qatada went back to the narration of Anas who said;) Whereas a hypocrite or a non-believer will be asked, "What did you use to say about this man." He will reply, "I do not know; but I used to say what the people used to say." So they will say to him, "Neither did you know nor did you take the guidance (by reciting the Quran)." Then he will be hit with iron hammers once, that he will send such a cry as everything near to him will hear, except Jinns and human beings. (See Hadith No. 422). Volume 2, Book 23, number 456 Bukhari

Aisha, Mohammad’s favorite wife, relates Mohammad’s comments about punishment in the grave. She states how Mohammad feared punishment in grave and prayed that he would be kept from it.

Narrated Masruq: 'Aisha said that a Jewess came to her and mentioned the punishment in the grave, saying to her, "May Allah protect you from the punishment of the grave." 'Aisha then asked Allah's Apostle about the punishment of the grave. He said, "Yes, (there is) punishment in the grave." 'Aisha added, "After that I never saw Allah's Apostle but seeking refuge with Allah from the punishment in the grave in every prayer he prayed." Volume 2, Book 23, Number 454:Bukhari

There is, however, an exception for the believer who dies in Jihad. He goes directly to Paradise, foregoing life in the grave, as others who die. He is guaranteed by Allah to go right to Paradise.

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "Allah guarantees him who strives in His Cause and whose motivation for going out is nothing but Jihad in His Cause and belief in His Word, that He will admit him into Paradise (if martyred) or bring him back to his dwelling place, whence he has come out, with what he gains of reward and booty." Volume 4, Book 53, Number 352: Bukhari

Regarding the rest of the believers (Muslims) there is speculation. The Quran does not go into detail about life after death. According to Al-Ghazzali, a famous Muslim theologian, the condition of the believer can vary between four categories. Some will wander the earth; some God allows to slumber; martyrs are flown up to heaven after a few months in the grave; and the prophets can choose to remain on earth or go to heaven.[2] All of this continues until the Final Hour, when history is concluded.

The End Times

Like both Christianity and Judaism, Islam has a point when history is brought to a conclusion -- the final hour or the end times. In Islam, Christianity and Judaism, this end time is a conflict between nations and God’s Messiah. Both Christianity and Islam, see Jesus as the Messiah, while Judaism rejects Jesus as Messiah. Judaism however, looks to the coming of their Messiah at the end of days.

All three faiths see the coming of an antichrist. Although the term used might differ in each, they see an end times world leader who opposes God and his rule. The Muslims call him, Dajjal; in Judaism he is called Armilus;[3] while in Christianity he is known as theAntichrist or the Beast[4]. In all three faiths, the Messiah defeats this end times world leader, who opposes God’s law. God's law for the Muslims is the Quran.

Also, playing a prominent role in end times events for all three faiths, is the appearance of Gog and Magog. These nations arementioned in the Old Testament (Ezekiel 38 & 39), in the book of Revelation (Chapter 20) and in the Quran (Surah 18:94,97, 21:96). Gog and Magog head a group of nations opposed to God in the end of days.

Another character playing a prominent role in Islam, especially in the Shia sect is the Mahdi. Mahdi comes either before or with the return of Jesus, to set things in order. There is dispute within Islam regarding his nature and function. The Shia sect views this individual as the 12th Imam, hidden until the time when he should appear.

The time of the end

According to the Quran, the end times is hidden by Allah, who will reveal the time when it is at hand.

15. Lo! the Hour is surely coming. But I will to keep it hidden, that every soul may be rewarded for that which it striveth (to achieve)
Surah 20:15

63. Men ask you of the Hour. Say: The knowledge of it is with Allah only. What can convey (the knowledge) unto thee? It may be that the Hour is nigh.
Surah 30:63

Even though the time is hidden, according to the Quran, there are signs, which Muslims are told to watch for. These signs are recorded in the 81st and 82nd Surahs. They list environmental events which effect the whole earth.

1. When the heaven is cleft asunder, 2. When the planets are dispersed,
3. When the seas are poured forth, 4. And the sepulchres are overturned,
5. A soul will know what it hath sent before (it) and what left behind
.
Surah 82:1-5. Al-Infitar

1. When the sun is overthrown, 2. And when the stars fall,
3. And when the hills are moved,
6. And when the seas rise,
10. And when the pages are laid open,
11. And when the sky is torn away,
Surah 81:1-3, 6, 10-11

In addition to the Quran, the Hadith (or traditions) also focuses on end-times. The Hadith refers to the end times as the Last Hour. In fact, the 41st book of the Sahih Muslim Hadith deals entirely with the Last Hour. In the Last Hour, Muslims view events leading to the return of Jesus, son of Mary. Sahih Muslim lists ten signs leading to the return of Jesus.

Hudhaifa b. Usaid Ghifari reported: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came to us all of a sudden as we were (busy in a discussion). He said: What do you discuss about? They (the Companions) said. We are discussing about the Last Hour. Thereupon he said: It will not cone until you see ten signs before and (in this connection) he made a mention of the smoke, Dajjal, the beast, the rising of the sun from the west, the descent of Jesus son of Mary (Allah be pleased with him), the Gog and Magog, and land-slidings in three places, one in the east, one in the west and one in Arabia at the end of which fire would burn forth from the Yemen, and would drive people to the place of their assembly. Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 6931

The Dajjal (The Imposter)

According to Islamic tradition, the person of the Dajjal or Antichrist plays a prominent role. Many Hadith repeat information; some Hadiths conflict with others; one Hadith has him linked to the fall of Constantinople[5] in 1453 A.D.; another links him to a contemporary of Mohammad[6], Ibn Sayyad, indicating Mohammad expected his day to be the Last Hour.

In Islam, the Antichrist is described in several ways, one of the more common understandings is he will be a Jew who will have one eye, with the word Kafir on his forehead. He will lead the armies against Islam, only to be defeated by Jesus Christ, at the second coming.

He is a Jew … (Book 041, Number 6995: Sahih Muslim)

Anas b. Malik reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Dajjal is blind of one eye and there is written between his eyes the word" Kafir". He then spelled the word as k. f. r., which every Muslim would be able to read. ( Book 041, Number 7009 Sahih Muslim)

The Second Coming of Jesus, who is referred to as the Son of Mary, has several descriptions in the Hadith. The description below describes a coming confrontation between the "Muslim" Jesus and the Dajjal (Antichrist). Here the Dajjal turns people to the wrong religion, causes rainfall and draught and does signs and wonders.

An-Nawwas b. Sam'an reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) made a mention of the Dajjal one day in the morning……. If he comes forth while I am among on, I (Muhammad) shall contend with him on your behalf, but if he comes forth while I am not amongst you, a man must contend on his own behalf and Allah would take care of every Muslim on my behalf …... He (Dajjal) would be a young man with twisted, contracted hair, and a blind eye. I compare him to 'Abd-ul-'Uzza b. Qatan. He who amongst you would survive to see him should recite over him the opening verses of Sura Kahf (xviii.). He would appear on the way between Syria and Iraq and would spread mischief right and left. O servant of Allah! adhere (to the path of Truth). We said: Allah's Messenger, how long would he stay on the earth? He said.. For forty days, one day like a year and one day like a month and one day like a week and the rest of the days would be like your days. ……..He would come to the people and invite them (to a wrong religion) and they would affirm their faith in him and respond to him. He would then give command to the sky and there would be rainfall upon the earth and it would grow crops. …..He (Dajjal) would then walk through the waste, land and say to it: Bring forth your treasures, and the treasures would come out and collect (themselves) before him like the swarm of bees. He would then call a person brimming with youth and strike him with the sword and cut him into two pieces and (make these pieces lie at a distance which is generally) between the archer and his target. He would then call (that young man) and he will come forward laughing with his face gleaming (with happiness) and it would at this very time that Allah would send Christ, son of Mary, and he will descend at the white minaret in the eastern side of Damscus wearing two garments lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on the wings of two Angels. When he would lower his head, there would fall beads of perspiration from his head, and when he would raise it up, beads like pearls would scatter from it. Every non-believer who would smell the odour of his self would die and his breath would reach as far as he would be able to see. He would then search for him (Dajjal) until he would catch hold of him at the gate of Ludd and would kill him. Book 041, Number 7015 Sahih Muslim

These descriptions in the Quran and the Hadith do not always match - several conflict with others. The main point is that Jesus returns in the end and kills the Dajjal, the Antichrist. Another person who plays a part in the Muslim perspective, is the Mahdi.

The Mahdi (the guided one) and the Muslim Jesus

The Mahdi will lead the armies of Islam in the end times struggle against the enemies of Islam. The Shia sect of Islam puts a greater emphasis on the Mahdi as opposed to the Sunni sect of Islam. The Mahdi is not mentioned in the Quran, so almost all understanding of his role comes from Islamic tradition and history. Regarding the Hadiths, he (the Mahdi) is not in the most reliable hadiths such as Bakhari or Sahih Muslim. However, his coming is also sought in the Sunni part of Islam as well.

Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Mahdi will be of my stock, and will have a broad forehead a prominent nose. He will fill the earth will equity and justice as it was filled with oppression and tyranny, and he will rule for seven years. Abu Dawud Book 36, Number 4272:

Encyclopedia Britannica writes regarding the Muslim belief in the Mahdi,

(Arabic: “divinely guided one”), in Islāmic eschatology, a messianic deliverer who will fill the Earth with justice and equity, restore true religion, and usher in a short golden age lasting seven, eight, or nine years before the end of the world. The Qurʾān (Islāmic sacred scriptures) does not mention him, and almost no reliable adīth (saying attributed to the Prophet Muammad) concerning the mahdī can be adduced. Many orthodox Sunnī theologians accordingly question Mahdist beliefs, but such beliefs form a necessary part of Shīʿī doctrine……………..The doctrine of the mahdī seems to have gained currency during the confusion and insecurity of the religious and political upheavals of early Islām (7th and 8th centuries). In 686, al-Mukhtār ibn Abū ʿUbayd at-Thaqafī, leader of a revolt of non-Arab Muslims in Iraq, seems to have first used the doctrine by maintaining his allegiance to a son of ʿAlī (Muammad's son-in-law and fourth caliph), Muammad ibn al-anafīyah, even after al-anafīyah's death. Abū ʿUbayd taught that, as mahdī, al-anafīyah remained alive in his tomb in a state of occultation (ghaybah) and would reappear to vanquish his enemies. In 750 the ʿAbbāsid revolution made use of eschatological prophecies current at the time that the mahdī would rise in Khorāsān in the east, carrying a black banner……………Belief in the mahdī has tended to receive new emphasis in every time of crisis. Thus, after the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212), when most of Spain was lost for Islām, Spanish Muslims circulated traditions ascribed to the Prophet foretelling a reconquest of Spain by the mahdī. During the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt, a person claiming to be the mahdī appeared briefly in Lower Egypt.

According to the Shia sect, the Mahdi is the 12th Imam, Muammad Al-muntazar, the Hidden Imam, who disappeared in 878 A.D. They believe he is alive and will reappear at the end of time to lead the Muslim armies. Jesus and the armies of Mahdi conquer the world and force everyone to become Muslims. The Dajjal, the Antichrist, and his force of 70,000 Jews will be destroyed. In the process, Jesus will kill the pigs, break the crosses and kills the Jews. After this, Jesus will get married, live fourty-years, and have children. He will die and be buried next to Mohammad in Medina.

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews. Book 041, Number 6985: Sahih Muslim:

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizya tax. Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it (as charitable gifts). Volume 3, Book 43, Number 656 Bukahri

Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus (peace_be_upon_him). He will descent (to the earth). When you see him, recognise him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments, looking as if drops were falling down from his head though it will not be wet. He will fight the people for the cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam. He will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.Book 37, Number 4310: Abu Dawud

The Resurrection

Following the death and burial of Jesus, will be the resurrection of all, according to Islam. This event will be preceded by the trumpet blast, which crushes the mountains. In Islam all will be gathered and submit to Allah.

13. And when the trumpet shall sound one blast
14. And the earth with the mountains shall be lifted up and crushed with one crash,
15. Then, on that day will the Event befall.
16. And the heaven will split asunder, for that day it will be frail.
Surah 69:13-16

Every living creature will die, even the angels, causing all to submit to the oneness of God, tawhid. (Surah 55:26-27, 28:88) Then all will be resurrected, including the angel who blows the trumpet to the resurrection. All will be gathered before the throne of God to be judged for their deeds. On this day, two groups will be separated. The believers will have joy and the disbelievers will face doom.

33. But when the Shout cometh 34. On the day when a man fleeth from his brother
35. And his mother and his father 36. And his wife and his children,
37. Every man that day will have concern enough to make him heedless (of others).
38. On that day faces will be bright as dawn,
39. Laughing, rejoicing at good news;
40. And other faces, on that day, with dust upon them,
41. Veiled in darkness,
42. Those are the disbelievers, the wicked.
Surah 80:33-42

The Day of Accounting

With the masses of humanity and jinn assembled before the throne, the time comes for them to be divided, according to judgment. The sins and actions of humanity recorded in the book of deeds will be placed before them, according to the Quran.

49. And the Book is placed, and thou seest the guilty fearful of that which is therein, and they say: What Kind of a book is this that leaveth not a small thing nor a great thing but hath counted it! And they find all that they did confronting them, and thy Lord wrongeth no one. Surah 18:49

Individuals whose good deeds outweigh their bad deeds will attain “Success”. Those whose scales are light will loose their souls. (Surah 7:8-9) The people will be gathered to the right and the left of the throne of God, which is upheld by eight angels.

Those on the right will enter the Gardens of Paradise, those on the left will get chains for hell. Both groups will then be forced to cross over the bridge of “Hell”, called sirat (seerat).

18. On that day ye will be exposed; not a secret of you will be hidden. 19. Then, as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say: Take, read my book! 20. Surely I knew that I should have to meet my reckoning. 21. Then he will be in blissful state 22. In a high Garden 23. Whereof the clusters are in easy reach. 24. (And it will be said unto those therein): Eat and drink at ease for that which ye sent on before you in past days. 25. But as for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say: Oh, would that I had not been given my book 26. And knew not what my reckoning! 27. Oh, would that it had been death! 28. My wealth hath not availed me, 29. My power hath gone from me. 30. (It will be said): Take him and fetter him 31. And then expose him to hell fire 32. And then insert him in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits.
Surah 69:18-31

The believers will be successful in their crossing, but those on the left will fall into Hell when they try to cross. The Hadith, and not the Quran, sheds the most light on this event. Muslims will also face Hell, to pay for their sins, but eventually, the Mercy of Allah will free them.

Narrated 'Ata' bin Yazid Al-Laithi:……….Then a bridge will be laid across Hell (Fire)' I and my followers will be the first ones to go across it and none will speak on that Day except the Apostles. And the invocation of the Apostles on that Day will be, 'O Allah, save! Save!' In Hell (or over The Bridge) there will be hooks like the thorns of As-Sa'dan (thorny plant)…… Those hooks will snap the people away according to their deeds. Some of the people will stay in Hell (be destroyed) because of their (evil) deeds, and some will be cut or torn by the hooks (and fall into Hell) and some will be punished and then relieved. When Allah has finished His Judgments among the people, He will take whomever He will out of Hell through His Mercy. He will then order the angels to take out of the Fire all those who used to worship none but Allah from among those whom Allah wanted to be merciful to and those who testified (in the world) that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah. Volume 9, Book 93, Number 532c: Bukhari

Mohammed as Intercessor

Muslims are dependent on their works to save them from the fires of Hell. If their bad deeds outweigh the good, they are destined to burn in Hell fire. Unlike Islam, Christianity has a Messiah who paid for the sins of those who are lost, by dying on the cross. Islam has no such savior in the Quran. However, in the Hadith, Mohammad takes on the role as intercessor for the Muslim. Even Jesus and Abraham cannot equal the intercession of Mohammad. So Muslims, on the day of judgment, put their ultimate hope on Muhammad and his ability to intercede.

"Muhammad talked to us saying, 'On the Day of Resurrection the people will surge with each other like waves, and then they will come to Adam and say, 'Please intercede for us with your Lord.' He will say, 'I am not fit for that but you'd better go to Abraham as he is the Khalil of the Beneficent.' They will go to Abraham and he will say, 'I am not fit for that, but you'd better go to Moses as he is the one to whom Allah spoke directly.' So they will go to Moses and he will say, 'I am not fit for that, but you'd better go to Jesus as he is a soul created by Allah and His Word.' (Be: And it was) they will go to Jesus and he will say, 'I am not fit for that, but you'd better go to Muhammad.' ……………

They would come to me and I would say, 'I am for that.' Then I will ask for my Lord's permission, and it will be given, and then He will inspire me to praise Him with such praises as I do not know now. So I will praise Him with those praises and will fall down, prostrate before Him. Then it will be said, 'O Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be listened to; and ask, for your will be granted (your request); and intercede, for your intercession will be accepted.' I will say, 'O Lord, my followers! My followers!' And then it will be said, 'Go and take out of Hell (Fire) all those who have faith in their hearts, equal to the weight of a barley grain.' I will go and do so and return to praise Him with the same praises, and fall down (prostrate) before Him. Then it will be said, 'O Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be listened to, and ask, for you will be granted (your request); and intercede, for your intercession will be accepted.' I will say, 'O Lord, my followers! My followers!' It will be said, 'Go and take out of it all those who have faith in their hearts equal to the weight of a small ant or a mustard seed.' I will go and do so and return to praise Him with the same praises, and fall down in prostration before Him. It will be said, 'O, Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be listened to, and ask, for you will be granted (your request); and intercede, for your intercession will be accepted.' I will say, 'O Lord, my followers!' Then He will say, 'Go and take out (all those) in whose hearts there is faith even to the lightest, lightest mustard seed. (Take them) out of the Fire.' I will go and do so… Volume 9, Book 93, Number 601: Bukhari

Heaven and Hell

The description of Heaven and Hell as the final destination are presented in both the Quran and the Hadith. Like the rest of Islam, the more detailed presentation is made in the Hadith as opposed to the Quran. The Quran describes Hell in graphic terms, a place of torment and burning.

62. Is this better as a welcome, or the tree of Zaqqam?
63. Lo! We have appointed it a torment for wrong doers.
64. Lo! it is a tree that springeth in the heart of hell
65. Its crop is as it were the heads of devils
66. And lo! they verily must eat thereof, and fill (their) bellies therewith.
67. And afterward, lo! thereupon they have a drink of boiling water
68. And afterward, lo! their return is surely unto hell. Surah 37:62-68

35. On the day when it will (all) be heated in the fire of hell, and their foreheads and their flanks and their backs will be branded therewith (and it will be said unto them): Here is that which ye hoarded for yourselves. Now taste of what ye used to hoard. Surah 9:35

While Heaven (Paradise) is described as a place where one enjoys his wives, drinks non-intoxicating wine, and lives in bliss in the shade. The Bukhari Hadith describes heaven (Paradise) as having a pearl sixty miles wide, where one set of wives do not see the others. This allows the believer (Muslim) to visit his many wives in Paradise, without having the other wives know.

43. In the Gardens of delight, 44. On couches facing one another 45. A cup from a gushing spring is brought round for them,
46. White, delicious to the drinkers, 47. Wherein there is no headache nor are they made mad thereby.
48. And with them are those of modest gaze, with lovely eyes, Surah 37:43-48

55. Lo! those who merit paradise this day are happily employed, 56. They and their wives, in pleasant shade, on thrones reclining; 57. Theirs the fruit (of their good deeds) and theirs (all) that they ask; 58. The word from a Merciful Lord (for them) is: Peace!
Surah 36:55-58

Narrated Abdullah bin Qais: Allah's Apostle said, "In Paradise there is a pavilion made of a single hollow pearl sixty miles wide, in each corner of which there are wives who will not see those in the other corners; and the believers will visit and enjoy them. And there are two gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of silver; and two other gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of so-and-so (i.e. gold) and nothing will prevent the people staying in the Garden of Eden from seeing their Lord except the curtain of Majesty over His Face.” Volume 6, Book 60, Number 402: Bukhari

In contrast to the rest of those in Paradise, the martyr or the person who dies in Jihad, receives 72 wives in Paradise and has the right to intercede for seventy relatives.

Al-Miqdam ibn madikarib Ma'dikarib (Hadith)
MISHKAT AL-MASABIH (Hadith)
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "The martyr receives six good things from Allah: he is forgiven at the first shedding of his blood; he is shown his abode in Paradise; he is preserved from the punishment in the grave; he is kept safe from the greatest terror; he has placed on his head the crown of honour, a ruby of which is better than the world and what it contains; he is married to seventy-two wives of the maidens with large dark eyes; and is made intercessor for seventy of his relatives."
Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah transmitted it
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[1] Answering Islam, Norman Geisler Abdul Saleeb, Baker Books, 1993 Pg. 109

[2] Ibid, pg. 111

[3] http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=1789&letter=A

[4] Revelation 13:4-6, 19:19-20, Daniel 7:8

[5] Sahih Muslim, Book 41, Book 041, Number 6924: http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/muslim/041.smt.html#041.6924

[6] http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/bukhari/092.sbt.html#009.092.453


taken from http://www.truthnet.org/islam/Islam-Bible/4Islambeliefs/index.htm