The Secret...

There is an Islam, a reality, no one seems to speak about. (At least no one i know personally). There is an Islam that speaks of unseen worlds filled with angels that are all around us, a heavenly assembly that watches over us, even as i write this.

Don't you sometime wonder, who are the angels that surround you; what must they be like? What do they tell each other when they change stations. Do they like me, do they think I'm a good person, do they pray for me? Or does my stench drive them away?

All those times, I've felt alone and lonely, do they quietly remind me of my various connections? Will i recognize them someday?

Will i recognize myself without this shell of a body. What do i look like without this body? Where does my soul ago when I'm asleep? What does my soul look like?

There are so many layers, so many mysteries, waiting to be solved. But we don't seem to care. We're so consumed with all things dense, that we don't have time to formulate thoughts. Thoughts that can turn into heartfelt prayers. Prayers that can mend the broken link between heaven and earth.


5's you should know:

5 Pillars
1. Shahada
2. Salah
3. Sawm
4. Zakah
5. Hajj

5 Evaluations
1.Obligatory (Wajib)
2. Recommended (Mandub)
3. Neutral (Mustahab)
4. Disliked (Makruh)
5. Forbidden (Haraam)

5 Basic neseccaties/5 Ultimate objectives
1. Religion that makes sense
2. Preservation of life from hunger, disease, crime, starvation..., etc.
3. Preservation of intellect
4. Family
5. Economy

5 Maxims of Law
1. Things are judged by their objectives
2. Certainty will not be removed by doubt
3. Harm should be removed
4. Hardship shall bring alleviation
5. Good custom has legal weight

The Shari`ah has come to observe three categories of people’s interests (Masalih), namely

Daruriyyat (necessities),
Hajiyyat (complementary),
and Tahsiniyyat (embellishments).

It is one of the objectives of Shari`ah to draw an equitable balance between the merits and demerits of a certain thing. One of the well known and agreed-upon set of rules in Shari`ah are the following:

Fending off harm takes priority over incurring a benefit, the lesser harm can be shouldered to fend off a greater one, the harm is to be waived, the harm can’t be waived by resorting to another harm, necessity knows no laws, the boundaries of necessity are to be clearly identified, one can bear an individual harm to fend off a public one, of the two evils one should choose the lesser one, the need is to take the same priority as necessity, hardships necessitate relaxing the law, and harm should not be neither inflicted nor reciprocated.