Restrain yourself patiently with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, desiring His face. Do not turn your eyes from them, desiring the attractions of this world. And do not obey someone whose heart We have made neglectful of Our remembrance and who follows his own whims and desires and whose life has transgressed all bounds. (Surat al-Kahf, 28)
A Muslim Woman is Submitted to Allah
A Muslim woman sincerely believes in Allah and submits to Allah with a profound faith. She comprehends that there is no god but Allah, that He is the Owner of all beings, that He is beyond everything and that He is All-Mighty. As a result, she fears only Allah and she only lives to earn His good pleasure. She only prays to Allah, sees only Him as a friend and seeks only His help. She leads her life aware that blessing, if any, reaches her if only Allah wills so and any harm befalling her can only be prevented by Him alone. She knows that only Allah can protect her. Therefore she has no expectations of any kind from any human being. Taking the moral perfection of prophets who put their trust in Allah as an example for themselves, they say, “…By no means! My Lord is with me! Soon will He guide me”(Surah Ash-Shu’ara, 62), no matter which hurdle they come across. Because she derives her strength from her faith and her resoluteness in earning Allah’s good pleasure, she possesses a robust mental endurance. In the Qur’an Allah relates this morality of believers as: “(Allah)'s guidance is the (only) guidance, and we have been directed to submit ourselves to the Lord of the worlds” (Surah Al-Anam, 71)
A Muslim Woman’s Guide is the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of Our Prophet (saas)
When the concept of morality in the societies where people do not live by the Qur’an is considered, it is seen that most people act in compliance with their habits and their own desires. Their guides are usually the general way of doing things and their own desires. Because their guide is only the Qur’an and the morality of our Prophet (saas), Muslim women act reasonable all the time, make wise decisions and consequently get the best results. Moreover, throughout their lives they do not experience the despairs and troubles that women in ignorant societies experience. They lead the pleasant life Allah promises to all Muslim women and men in the Quran: “Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has Faith, verily, to him will We give a new Life, a life that is good and pure and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions.”(Surah An-Nahl, 97)
There is one significant feature of the female character in the societies where people do not live by the Qur’an; they limit their horizons, ideals, thoughts and lifestyles to a very narrow span. However a Muslim woman is aware of her responsibilities. Therefore she never pursues her own desires and fulfills a few responsibilities and disregards the provisions of Allah. She never limits her ideals and thoughts in life. She considers the problems of people, children, women and elderly all around the world who suffer from poverty, epidemic illnesses and the difficulties they go through because of war and conflicts as her own problems and thus makes effort to solve them.
The bond of life between the baby and the mother: Umbilical cord
The placenta continues to develop until the baby becomes 18 months old. Until this time the hormonal support necessary for the baby to cling to the mother’s womb is provided by ovaries. Later on this task is undertaken by placenta. Umbilical cord, the long cord connecting the baby to the placenta, has three veins. These veins can be considered as three separate channels. One of these veins is the belly vein; by means of this vein the embryo does not suffocate although it remains in an environment full of liquid and its lungs are full water. Although it does not have a digestive system and can’t eat anything, it does not die of hunger. The other two channels transport the blood loaded with carbondioxide and wastes produced by the embryo to the placenta.
By means of its strong and flexible structure the umbilical cord hardly gets stuck or becomes tangled. This is important in terms of not having any obstruction in carrying the blood. This aside, the flexible structurue of the cordon has the most proper shape that enables the baby to move.
The only machine that can estimate the changing needs of the embryo and can meet these needs perfectly is the placenta. Cells on the outermost layer of the placenta form some kind of a filter between the mother’s veins and the embryo. This filter, for instance, lets the entrance of nutriments while it hinders the elements of the immune system. It is also cells that make up the placenta. How do these cells know the needs of embryo? How do they distinguish the substances the embryo needs from millions of other molecules? Who is the one who grants this superior wisdom to a piece of flesh called placenta and the cells making up the placenta? It is Almighty Allah Who creates all the measures needed for the survival of the embryo and establishes a system according to this in the body. Allah creates from nothing and He creates in every way. In one verse of the Qur’an Allah relates that He creates everything so that His slaves can ponder and take lessons from them:
In the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and day, and the ships which sail the seas to people’s benefit, and the water which Allah sends down from the sky – by which He brings the earth to life when it was dead and scatters about in it creatures of every kind – and the varying direction of the winds, and the clouds subservient between heaven and earth, there are Signs for people who use their intellect. (Surat al-Baqara, 164)
Hazrat Mahdi (as) will wage an intellectual campaign for the correct interpretation of the Qur'an
Rasulullah (saas) said to Ammar ibn Yasir;
“He will have a long period when he disappears from sight, and some people will lose their faith during that time, while another group preserve their faith. He (Harat Mahdi (as)) will appear in the End Times and fill the world with justice. He (Hazrat Mahdi (as)) WILL STRIVE TO EXPLAIN THE WORD OF ALLAH, as I strove for the coming down (revelation) of the word of Allah.O Ammar... He of all people will be the one who most resembles me.” (Kifayet’ül Eser, İlzam-ün Nasib, Vol. 1, p. 98)
Age: 380 million years old
Size: 60 millimeters (2.3 in)
Location: Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio
Formation: Silica Shale Formation
Trilobites are one of the most important sea creatures that lived in the Cambrian Period, leaving many traces in various parts of the world. One of the most astounding features of trilobites is their multi-lensed eye structure, consisting of countless units, each one of which is a lens. Just as the hexagonal "honeycomb" eyes of insects, each of these units functions as a single, independent lens. Each one perceives a separate image, and in the brain, these images unite into a whole.
Research shows that some trilobites' eyes have more than three thousand lenses, which means that more than three thousand images are conveyed to this crustacean. In short, a sea creature that lived 530 million years ago had a highly complex brain and eye—flawless structures that could not have come into being by evolution.
This book aims to enable both Muslims excitedly awaiting the Prophet Jesus (as) and Hazrat Mahdi (as) and everyone interested in the subject to obtain the most accurate information and access themost trustworthy sources; it is for them to be able to learn important facts regarding these holy individuals from valuable hadiths that have been scrupulously transmitted from the Prophet (saas) and down the centuries to the present day. In this way, Muslims, the Islamic world and everyone on earth will beable to follow these significant events of such great importance for human happiness and to ready themselves for these historic events both better and faster.