Islamic Voice A Monthly English Magazine


 JAMADI-AWWAL / JAMADI THANI
JUNE 2004
Volume 17-06 No : 210

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Stories of the Prophets
Don't Break Your Promises!
Pick Your Copy of Edu-Choice Now!
Divine Potato?

Stories of the Prophets

Prophet Lut (Alaih Assalaam)

Prophet Lut(Alaih Assalaam) and his family lived among very evil and disobedient people. These people did many things which Allah had forbidden. So Allah commanded Lut (Alaih Assalaam)to tell them: “You must stop doing evil and believe in Allah. Allah has sent me to warn you of a terrible punishment that is going to befall you if you do not obey Him”.

But people refused to listen to Lut (Alaih Assalaam). They even laughed at him because he would not join them in doing evil deeds. One day, some visitors came to Lut. The evil people wanted to capture his visitors and harm them. Lut was very afraid that he would not be able to protect his guests. But to Lut’s surprise and relief, the visitors said: You need not be frightened. Those evil-doers cannot harm us. For we are messengers of Allah. We have come from Allah to tell you to take your family and leave this town at night. None of you should try to turn and look back or stay behind. Only those who go without looking back will be saved.

Lut knew at once that the visitors were indeed Allah’s angels. They had come so that Lut and his family could escape and be safe, for Allah was going to punish the evil-doers of that town. Lut and his family, however, had believed in Allah and prayed to Him. Therefore they were to be saved. At once, Lut and his family got ready and left their house at night when it was dark, so that the evil people would not see them. But then, just as they were leaving, Lut’s wife turned back and stayed behind. She refused to believe in Allah and was also disobedient. So she was not saved from punishment and death when Allah sent down a rain of fire and stones. All the houses in the town were destroyed and the disobedient people perished in the rain of fire and stones.

Only Lut (Alaih Assalaam)and the rest of his family were rescued, and they praised and thanked Allah for having saved them.

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Don't Break Your Promises!

By Waseem Pasha

The reason why Muslims are today very backward in almost all the fields is because they fail to keep up their promises. We are not able to complete our promises which we make to our fellow beings, on that we promise to Almighty Allah in surah fateha during namaz that “we worship only to you” and after promising this to Allah in namaz, then again if any difficulty comes their way, they do not approach Allah directly with the procedure of Quran. They directly beg for help from ameels, peers and dargahs and other religious leaders. Why have we lost touch with the Quran, why do we run for help to others instead of seeking help from Allah? As Muslims we need to understand the Quran, apply the Quran in our lives and get closer to Allah and only then can we take up the challenges of this world.

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Pick Your Copy of Edu-Choice Now!

‘EDU-CHOICE Karnataka’, the III, latest, updated Directory on Educational Institutions has hit the stands. ‘Edu-Choice’ is a comprehensive reference directory for students, career seekers and anxious parents. It offers a detailed information on Pre-university, Degree and Professional courses and colleges in Karnataka and CBSE / ICSE / ISC schools, polytechnics and computer training institutions. It also offers information on eligibility, admission procedures, study loans offered by banks, common entrance tests to professional courses, study abroad and other useful educational tips.

Published by Sri Sainath Creations, ‘Edu-Choice Karnataka’ was launched in 2002, and aims at promoting ‘Education by choice rather than chance’. According to the Publishers.“The directory was well-received by the public all over India for the last 2 years and it offers extensive information on various courses and career options available in Karnataka, including the new and emerging fields such as Bio-informatics, Bio-technology and various branches of Engineering, Medicine and allied disciplines, Sciences Arts, Administrative and Finance-related disciplines, Fine-arts, Fashion technology, and Journalism..

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Divine Potato?

Nusrathunissa has sent us this photograph of a potato which she cut open and found the formation of “Allah” inside! You can contact her on: 25300579 (Bangalore) for more details.

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