The new Gregarion Calendar has started (it has nothing to do with Muslims, since we follow the Islamic Lunar calendar ) – and I have decided (if even for a little while ) to rise from my imposed hibernation. Is … Continue reading
ASHAMED !!!!! I think, my views are totally echoed in the following link.
I hear sisters who don’t wear hijab, but feel they are better than the sisters who do wear hijab, but with make up, tight clothes, hair showing etc ~ to them I say, follow what your Allah has ordered you to do first. Dress how he has asked you to, cover your aura how he has instructed you, and leave the judging to Him, for HE alone, has the right to judge anyone. Do not use this cause, as an excuse so as not to embrace a part of the muslimah’s identity.
Remember, shaitaan lurks around every muslimah ever so zestfully … His ultimate goal is to lure her into sin. The graver the sin, the more the reward for him.
For sisters, who wish to embrace the hijab but have been fighting their own little battle between, pleasing the world and pleasing Allah ~ encourage them. May they find peace in the path chosen by Allah for them. Ameen
For sisters, who are drifting (just like the sister in the below video) ~ make dua, lots of dua, that Allah swt makes her nafs stronger than the whispers of the wretched shaitaan.
It was in the blessed month of Ramadhan, that the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed. (Peace and blessings be upon him)
The first word uttered was ” Iqra ” ~ meaning “READ” or RECITE.
Read: to understand the meaning of written symbols
Recite: to verbally repeat from memory (read aloud)
Muslims, young and old, have been encouraged to seek knowledge ~ to broaden their horizons with reference to this beautiful deen of Islam.
Sadly, muslims, are too preoccupied in hoarding worldly knowledge so as to attain higher degrees in science, maths and engineering, so as to attain better salaries and fulfill their worldly desires ~ while totally neglecting to seek knowledge of the one book, that will eventually, be the ONLY source of “respite” and intervention for him/her in his/her grave !!!!
Because, parents have been idly following traditions, they prefer their offspring to continue doing so. The Asian upbringing is not the best, to say the least. We demand our children, not question, any traditional values ~ Centuries of misinformed people, who never once tried to “understand” and “apply” what the Quran preached ~ what the hadiths enlightened us with, never reached so many more of us. We have been swimming in a tide of bidaah and we fiercely support them !! We are a naïve lot and what’s worse is that we are an arrogant lot, at that .
The one who guides us to the righteous path, has to be lamented, his motives, questioned and his image, tarnished.
This is how low we have stooped. We, the ummah of Rasool Allah, sallallahi wa sallam 😦
Here is an example of a ‘top notch’ bidaah.
23 rakaahs of Taraveeh in 7 minutes !!!!!!
Now that we are aware of how the situation is over there, Can I request ANY aalim in this country/state/city to please reach out to our brothers and sisters and guide them in the right ways. I am sure, these people have good intentions but have NEVER researched their own religion. Instead they have accepted age-old traditional practices.
May Allah swt give them hidayah and guidance. Ameen
Assalam Alai kum brothers and sisters.
I am back from my self-imposed haitus, having just recently commenced a new venture ~ realized It was depleting most my time. Hence decided to grab the opportunity in this Ramadhan.
Trust you all have been well, and reaping the many benefits of the month of Ramadhan
The below video was disturbing PERIOD !!
Since when did Allah swt like extravagance ??? It worries me to think, that we have millions of children in our neighboring countries, going without food and clean water, and we tend to just brush it under the carpet and enjoy such lavish feasts.
What has happened to this Ummah ???
I am totally dumbfounded. Such scenes worry me, for Allah swt never loosens his wrath on an ummah, until he has first send his messenger to warn them.
Sadly, THIS is the ummah of the last messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and what would he have felt, seeing this ??? Too many hadiths to this effect, about how he warned us against extravagance and to lead a simple, moderate life, leading by his own example.
Gone are the times when a entire community could eat a simple meal of bread and make shukr of the Creator, who provided it.
Today, simplicity has been replaced by extravagance and a glittery lifestyle. Lavish carpets, elaborate meals (part of which is dumped !!) and decorations in the millions ~ where is the Ummah of Mohammed (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) ?
Surely exuberance is not a part of muslim life.
May Allah swt guide us in the righteous path ! ameen.
Exactly, in contrast to the above video ~ is the reality of what our ” saum” was “supposed to” teach us, in the following video.
May Allah swt have mercy on the less fortunate and guide us all. Ameen
This victimization has been carried out systematically for generations upon generations. So it does not surprise me to see a democratic government throwing down its Hindu fundamentalist governments’ radical principles’ down the throat of tens of thousands of Muslims in India.
Isn’t it ironic, that a Muslim country like Dubai, allows its residents and expat community to enjoy the benefit of coexisting in harmonious relationship with hundreds of nationalities and religions, even the added benefit of purchasing alcohol and pork from certain supermarkets, while a ‘DEMOCRATIC’ country like India, imposes what its citizen’s CAN AND CANNOT eat ~ just so as NOT to hurt the sentiments of the Hindu population.
Just like there are several Muslims, who indulge in alcohol, we have hundred’s of non-muslims, who relish beef and mutton. How does the sentiment of one particular community take priority over the sentiments of another group of communities ?? On what basis ? The Government has NEVER been able to ban the sale of alcohol or cigarettes ~ which have been proved to be the key figure to cause several fatal diseases, yet it addresses a baseless issue of ‘meat consumption’ as its priority !!
First they paid the ‘week’ Muslims to embrace idol worship and now this large mob tortures a Muslim man who had to transport a cow from point a to point b to get him to say, Jai Sri Ram.
But, the accused, even if he was a defaulter, was inhumanly punished during a mob trial. The mob not only ganged up to ‘teach’ him a lesson, but also hurled communal abuses and dared him to convert and asked him if he would eat pork.
What is this brutality if not human rights violation ?
Is the police system so impotent that any group of people can easily take law in his own hands ? Not one news channel has picked on this atrocity ~ leave aside highlight it on headlines !!
Considering I am my Hindu counterpart, my feelings resonate as ” Ok so Beef-ban in Maharashtra beacuse it hurts my religious sentiment. But my religious seentiments gets hurt only when Indians eat, I have no problem when people from Russian, China and Arab Countries will eat it. Hence I have only banned it in Maharashtra, and however will continue to export to Middle east, China, Russia etc etc.
India one of the largest beef exporting country, one of the biggest U-turn taken by BJP government post 16 May – 2014. They have campaigned Pin…k revolution (end of beef export) before lok sabha election. However in just 9 months India’s beef export has grown by sound 16% post 16 May-2014. So I will continue to export it, because it generates revenue and it did not hurt my religious sentiment as it is eaten by non-Indians.
Beef exports grown up by 16% post 16 May-2014.
Whenever animals gets slaughteted, its skin goes to a Leather factory. But people who are demanding this ban should stop wearing Leather shoes, belts, purse. In places where people can’t kill healthy animals, they injure them, their legs or even poision them, not for Burger King but for Leather.
And also in new budget excise duty has been reduced on leather items, so you can were more leathers.
There are 6 major suppliers of Beef in India.
Out of 6 owner, only two eats beef and 4 are;
Just read the owners name.
1) Al-Kabeer Exports Pvt. Ltd.
Its owner name: Mr. Shatish &Mr. Atul Sabharwal
Add: 92, Jolly makers, Chembur Mumbai 400021
2) Arabian Exports Pvt.Ltd.
Owner’s name: Mr.Sunil Kapoor
Add: Russian Mansions, Overseas, Mumbai 400001
3) M.K.R Frozen Food Exports Pvt. Ltd.
Owner’s name Mr. Madan Abott.
Add : MG road, Janpath, New Delhi 110001
4) P.M.L Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Owner’s name: Mr. A.S Bindra
Add : S.C.O 62-63 Sector -34-A, Chandigarh 160022
Its not at all religious ban, its a political and taken conisdering high deemand of beef in overseaase countries to gain more money..!!
Can they stop exporting it to oversease??
Many shades of the Creative Mom in Dubai 🙂
Hello dear friends !
I’m an erratic blogger 🙂 (But you already know that, by now 😉 ) There have been times when, you could read three posts, back to back and then there are times, when you see me once in three months. In the blog-world, consistency is VERY IMPORTANT. I am yet to play by the book !
Over the past 11 years, I have been fortunate enough to have a beautiful relationship with any and all forms of art.
I did not restrict myself to water colors or decoupage ~ I am a restless eager soul, I have experienced and enjoyed every craft.
What started from card making has just made it way thru to DIY and home décor.
Sometimes I find myself going on a spin in a perplexed state when ‘newbies’ ask me what I fancy most.
The past 5 months have been remarkably fantastic and have helped me, better define…
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The advert said, ‘designed for comfort and safety of your precious little one’
Six months later, mom asked,
but where would the baby bag go ?
but where would little johnny’s rattle go, his bottle go, his bibs go, his pacifier, his teddy, his cap, his socks go ?
and his bag of toys ?
and where would the gift box for Anna’s party go ?
and what about the laptop, spare sandals, grocery bags, baby blanket, and what not !!
A year later …….
Introducing the efficient way to carry it all !! minus the baby 🙂
Just to clarify, We have three children, and our strollers, were homes on wheels to our boys, only when they slept 🙂 The rest of the time, they were used for carrying just about everything under the sky 🙂
A muslimah’s perspective indeed. The feudal system in Pakistan and the power intoxication is one of the main reasons, why, I doubt, any changes will be made in this worn out law.
Let’s talk about rape shall we? Recent events where women are being discriminated in Pakistan and elsewhere in the name of Islam, have forced me to call out this prevailing misogyny. As far as Pakistan’s stance on rape is concerned, there is nothing is nothing remotely Islamic or Shariah divine about the man-made laws in Pakistan.The Hudood laws that were enacted by the then military dictator General Zia to Islamicize Pakistan’s legal system are in reality a legacy of the British Colonial law.
So one cannot understand how come religious bodies aren’t doing anything about correcting them. The laws, as they stand in place today discriminate against women rather than protecting their rights. Furthermore, the continued refusal to embrace the very fact that we are in the 21 century and therefore can use modern-day forensic evidence is another divergence from the Islamic tradition where similar techniques have been used by…
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This is one video, very close to my heart. You’ll understand why.
This video put me to shame deeply. And this is NOT the first time, that I have noticed, extravagance and lavishly laid food, being dumped at the end of the day.
I understand, how sometimes, food get leftover after a marriage celebration or after a party, but I don’t believe, it needs to be dumped. Every city has areas, which, the less privileged inhabit. Why cant this food be packaged to them ? There are animals and birds too, who can benefit with it. But throwing precious food is NO option.
I wonder how the Prophet (sallallahu wa alaihi wa salam) would react to this !! Why have we lost fear of Allah swt who is so totally displeased with wastage ?? May we not displease Allah almighty so much that he may bear his wrath on us. Ameen
This video is powerful. It is deep and if you possess an ounce of empathy, as a human being, you will join me, in condemning all the atrocities, that we ‘the super intelligent race’ has caused on ‘everything’, we come in contact with.
WAKE UP HUMAN BEINGS !!!!!
This world belongs to EVERY creature that Allah ALMIGHTY created.
STOP being selfish.
This world has witnessed enough of your GREED, LUST AND LUDICROUS ACTIONS.
Its time to show that we human beings have a fraction of HUMANITY buried somewhere deep within us !!!!
This world is HOME to you as much as it is, to the ant stalking in your garden.
STOP abusing ANIMALS ~
Stop the senseless breeders of cats and dogs !! Enough cats and dogs, roam the world, looking for a warm cuddle and some affection. Stop being biased to one breed ~ and the breeders WILL DISAPPEAR !
Dog fighting and cock-fighting is as barbaric as what the Romans, engaged in, for entertainment ~ It enrages me to think, we call ourselves, civilized !!
Stop the senseless poaching of Rhinos and Elephants, in Africa.
Stop killing dogs and sharks to fulfill a special meal desire, in the Far East.
Stop your insane killing of seal pups in Canada.
Stop slaying crocodiles and snakes to use in your exotic brands,
Stop the madness of white lion breeding and eventual killing.
Why does the world, still believe that getting a lion to behave like a kitten in a circus is amusing !! Its repulsive !! You are stealing the dignity of these magnificent kings of the wild !! These regal animals deserve their rightful thrones in the jungles and savannah ~ not a pathetic caged life !!!
Lions and tigers, were meant to roam and rule, the deep jungles ~ they were not designed by the Almighty to be a trophy piece in some palatial tomb.
Stop cutting down trees ~ it is home to millions of small and big creatures
These trees are our homeland filter system ~ Their mere existence enriches us and stops us from choking on harmful gases !!
Stop the never-ending pollution from your factories, cars and those GOD-FORSAKEN ship tankers, that endlessly kill an entire generation of sea-life with their oil spills.
And finally, industrialization and commercialization naturally have advantages and disadvantages.
Have you ever visited the numerous kitchens in a cruise ship ? The foray of exotic meals served to the rich and famous is outrageous !! ‘THAT’ is your lesson 101 on the disadvantages of commercialization ~ pitifully.
We are frantically running a race ~ a race against time ~ a race against our own destinies ~ a race where we topple and defeat everything in our path, paying little heed to the insane reality of what we leave behind on the tracks. We humans, CAN maintain a balance ~ we CAN coexist in harmony with the rest of Allah’s creation. We may have been blessed with an added advantage of superior limbs, and superior thought process and superior compassion, but we rarely tend to make use of the later two.
We are transformed into fickle-minded mere mortals, who are enthralled by one defining news that concerns us for a certain span of time and no sooner does it get chugged away, along with yesterday’s newspaper and its news.
Dear Fellow Humans :-
STOP YOUR THOUGHTLESS SILENCE ON ALL ATROCITIES THAT YOU WITNESS, be it on humans or on animals or mother nature ~ SPEAK UP !!
Your NOT A TREE ~ YOU WERE GIVEN A VOICE FOR A REASON ~ NOW USE IT FOR THE RIGHT REASON.
These Pakistani teenagers have become an internet sensation with their rendition of Justin Bieber, with mum beating out the rhythmn on an old pot. Meet the ‘Justin Bibis’
Many surprises here :-
- These young girls come from a remote town in Pakistan.
- They don’t speak English ~ hence write the English pronunciation in Urdu.
- They have their mothers support.
- The first recording was done live ~ on a street ~ with bystanders around !!
Ofcourse following their youtube success, fame and recognition came swiftly, as does these days with the social media high.
What does NOT surprise me :-
- They were hosted by a morning show as well, where they got a full makeover ~ LIVE !!
- TV channels and show producers, are constantly looking out for unusual, ‘breaking news’ kinda topics to raise their TRP’s but sadly, Pakistani TV casually, glorifies everything non-Islamic.
Young sisters singing on TV is not a new phenomenon is Pakistan. We remember the Benjamin sisters of the 80’s, but here’s a new generation of Urdu-speaking small-town dwellers, who have draped themselves with a dupatta and croon to the likes of Justin Beiber !!! The miracles of new-age telecommunication, I suppose ! Or the long web of shaitaani fitnah.
This young sibling has no idea, of what content they are endorsing in their songs … naturally, neither does their mother. Sounds nice enough to be sung without considering the repercussions !
From an Islamic point of view, having a woman’s voice heard with a musical set up ~ is not acceptable.
Hundred’s of small-town girls will find inspiration in these sisters, and consider crooning in public or youtube, as a ticket to fame.
Singing as a sign of rejoicing privately, in close confinement where only women are present, in a marriage function is the only exception where music and women can mix as per the teachings of deen !! Yet Pakistan has, long thrown the garb of ‘selective’ Islamic teachings and practices. A young Malala cannot be sent to school, yet she can be rejoiced on the morning shows !!
That’s not a new one for hypocrisy but it just endorses its absolute presence, shamefully.
Either I’m living in a very confused time or there are a whole lot of confused women, swarming around in the malls dressed as a hybrid between, wanting to please their parents and wanting to go on a date !!
Tight clothing, hijab and muslim women (in public) ~ just don’t go hand in hand. PERIOD !! (Ofcourse, You are totally at liberty to wear anything at home)
However, this generally happens, when women/girls either don’t know
- Why they wear hijab
- what is real hijab or
- when they are trying to please ‘themselves’ while keeping Allah swt, somewhere in the picture.
Well sisters, I got some REAL news for you !! Who do you think your kiddin ??? Surely, not the one who already has your intentions listed out. I totally respect the parents for guiding these children towards hijab but I fail to understand, why parents don’t explain the importance behind the hijab.
Unfortunately, the media has symbolized hijab as a piece of cloth, worn to cover the hair. However, Hijab is far greater than just a piece of cloth. There are several aspects of Hijaab ~ the first one being the intention and the next being humility, hijab of the eyes, hijab of how one speaks, hijab of how one walks, and so on so forth.
In a race to be accepted and appreciated by western society, our girls have drifted towards the aesthetic values of hijab rather than the true meaning of humility. Clearly some of the requirements of Islamic clothing for the muslimah is that her dress, not be transparent, too tight so as to reveal her figure and also not something that can be associated with men’s clothing.
I watch in disappointment, while young oblivious muslimah girls prance around in flocks in their shockingly appealing shirts, tight jeans and tall sandals with colorful bling studded mobiles but ofcourse, donning a contrasting scarf to go with it. One doesn’t have to be a genius to figure out the chaos running in those tender brains !
For sisters, who are new to Islam, please take your time. Don’t be in a rush to adopt the hijab. Kindly study the religion before you embrace the dress code. Allah swt has bought open your hearts to this beautiful religion, surely he will make you see hijab as an extension of yourselves. It will become a part of your personality very soon. inshallah.
Quite honestly, it is something that comes so naturally to us, once we get accustomed to it and it is surely, not there to make tasks, difficult for us women. Allah swt would never enforce something difficult for us to bear. He has made deen so simple for us to practise and he has kept women, so well protected, provided we live within our simple deeni boundaries.
May Allah swt protect our ummah and make us stronger and bring us closer together ameen.
Assalam Alai kum brothers and sisters. I trust, you are in good health and are counting your blessings everyday.
The link above is an excellent short video based on our existence and how we can remove the corrupt, evil sins from our hearts. It is a beautiful metaphor and I’m sure, you will like it, hence sharing.
The doors of Rehma (mercy/forgiveness) will remain open for us till the moment, we take our last breath, hence don’t assume you will not be forgiven. Allah swt can and will pardon the worse of the sins, provided the niyaah (intention) is sincere and the remorse is true.
A family we knew, had a daughter, who suffered at the hands of a chronic illness for all her tender life. We realized, perhaps, she was a test from the Almighty. Eventually she passed away leaving her parents with a broken heart.
A few years later, the only other child, an older son, matured and carried forward the responsibilities of his fathers’ business. The father was beside himself. A young, charming, well-behaved, well-disciplined and responsible son, is a dream come true. The parents had him married and the following year, the young bride and groom, performed Hajj.
Although, they are our family friends, we barely kept in touch, over the years. Never the less, I have a deep-rooted respect for this family and upon hearing the beautiful news, I was overwhelmed with joy.
Sadly, it was short-lived.
A couple of years later, the said young boy, committed suicide.
Death of a child, in itself, is the harshest emotional devastation, but loosing your child to suicide can add an unbelievably surreal dimension to this trauma.
And then begins a string of speculations of why he took such a drastic step .. .. perhaps monetary issues, perhaps business decline, perhaps he did not bear children and perhaps a dozen other factors, which we may never know and in so many ways, its none of our business ! But here is whats really important :-
My dear brothers and sisters, suicide is haram. There is no other way to put it mildly.
Please remember, we are placed in this world to face the trials, to endure hardships while keeping our imaan (faith) intact. We CANNOT and MUST NOT give up.
Talk to anyone of your family members, friend, relative, a trusted neighbor, a colleague, the imam in your masjid ~ if nothing else, turn to a psychiatrist. But DONT give up. Whatever problems, you face, there is ALWAYS a solution. Sometimes, we have to persistently search for it, and sometimes, patience brings it at our doorstep, never the less, there is ALWAYS a solution. However there is no solution to DEATH.
That is the trauma this elderly parent faces and will continue to endure every single day, for the rest of their lives.
The young bride who probably has a life ahead of her, with a stigma so intense, to carry in our hypocritical society.
What he did ~ is not the issue here becoz he is no more and no one can bring him back.
But what matters is what we learn from this unfortunate tragedy.
Asian parents are highly emotional and less logical parents. They pin too many hopes and aspirations over their offspring. In a way, they almost live their youth, thru their children, which is fine , so long as they don’t start imposing their expectations on them. If your raising responsible children, remember, when they goof-up(and they will) don’t remind them time and again, about your disappointments (they already realize their mistake) Reminding them will not bring them closer to you. It will only widen the barrier between them and you.
Brothers and sisters, No matter what your fix is, rely on your parents. There will be a temporary period of disappointments and you may curl in the feeling of being a let-down. But trust me, its far better, that they sort your hassle out than sort your coffin out. There can be no excuse for suicide. Absolutely NONE.
The void a parent feels after loosing a child is unbearably painful but knowing and blaming himself, all the remainder of his life, why his child could not turn to him as a confidante, is far more painful for a parent.
This video demonstrates how wrong decisions, wrong habits and wrong deeds can blacken our hearts and our minds and misguide us in the wrong direction, but ……………………… there is hope.
Ask Allah swt for forgiveness, refrain yourself from evil practices and reprimand your ways and there is no reason, why the Almighty Allah swt who is Ghafoor and Raheem, would not forgive his slave.
He is waiting for YOU to raise your hands in dua and with trust in your heart, turn to him. He alone will set you free.
so what are you waiting for ?