Mislead by Traditions and Ignorance.

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

Not the Islamic way.

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

Abaya without Hijaab ? ? ? ?

Eid Mubarak to all my brothers and sisters who visit my site so often and delight me with their presence.

I hope everyone likes the new theme for the site ! Although, I love the birds but dont exactly like the idea of them mingling with a heart inbetween but that was a part of the theme so I had little to no choice in that.

Eid in Dubai is always a grand and lavish affair ~ with all the malls hosting lots of color and decorations for their guests. Dubai is exceptionally busy with the GCC crowd ushering in, in this season.

Watching little girls flaunting their beautiful new dresses with gold and silver ruffles and streamers. Young boys with their Ben10 gadgets and chic looking clothes feeling all-so-speacial are all part of the Eid charm. Cinema halls seem endlessly booked out  !!  People crowding in long queues for taxis and young boys in their starched clothes at all the coffee cafes ~ just some of the many scenes in the malls.

However one of the more unusual but saddening scene was also this :

It is not the first time that I witnessed this confused generation and thankfully, its not a common site, however this particular time, I really felt compelled to write about these sisters who seemed oblivious of the world around them. I would not like to highlight which region these sisters were from ~ “THAT” is rather irrelevant to me, atleast ~ but perhaps that is exactly the statement they seemed to be making.

What was hard to digest was :

  • what was the purpose behind wearing an abaya without a hijaab ?

  • Wearing so much gold cladded bling on the shoulders ?

  • Having their chest open ~ revealing exactly what needed to be veiled !!!

  • They have already failed the real reason behind wearing the hijaab and the abaya. So why bother continuing ??

One wonders what and where do such women fit in ? Modern women ? Muslim women ? Religious women ? Show-off Arab women ?

Honestly , “THAT” did not so concern  me as well, becoz I think, they are virtually fooling themselves into believing that they are following Islamic values. My best guess is that they are trying to be identified as “belonging to a certain region”.

And again, they are attempting to fool people around them, that they are Muslim Arab women. When in fact they are barely clinging onto to either identities !!  Hence I called them the confused lot.

I still simply fail to understand, the purpose behind wearing the Abaya in the first place !! There cant be a customized version of the abaya or hijaab if your not covering the body and head.

Frankly, I pity them and I pity the generation they will be misleading … … … Two generations down the line, I dread the outcome … …  Till then May Allah give them hidayah ~ Ameen.

ps. this amazing digital drawing is courtesy Ms.Ayesha of Mnawrah. You can find her gorgeous works of art on Flickr as well as DeviantArt under the name of Mnawrah.

One minute for a muslim !

Ramadhan Mubarak to all of my dear brothers and sisters. May Allah swt accept all our duas and ibadaat especially during this holy month. Ameen. I have been MIA due to several reasons, one of which is also wanting to focus more on my ibadaat. (Sadly, I am one of those, who decides to “JUST” check on my messages on the various blogs/fb/messengers etc sites ~ and before, I know it, I have already “wasted” hours !!!! Therefore, this ramadhan, I decided to limit my “checking” time on the internet ~ Hence this message is primarily for me and then for all my brothers and sisters.)

Already the special last days have started and I wished to share some very beneficial information with you’ll.

I am, by no means, a perfect example, but as much as possible, we should try and use this month to make dhikr, voluntary prayers in addition to the Fard Salaats and charity ofcourse.

My children often ask me what they should supplicate during the “long” hours when they are banned from playstation and computers during this month and I found this wonderful site which had excellent comprehensive supplications which I, printed and  distributed amongst my boys to recite and gain knowledge by reading the meaning and gain hasanah’s by reciting the arabic quotes.

I am sure if you tried something similar for yourself and your children, it will benefit you greatly. inshallah.

Here is the link from where I have borrowed it :-

http://islamicemirate.com/articles/worship/2834-what-can-you-do-in-one-minute.html

There follows a list of things that can be done in one minute, by the permission of Allaah:

1. 1. In one minute you can recite Soorat al-Faatihah 3 times, reciting rapidly and silently. Some scholars said that the reward for reading al-Faatihah is more than 600 hasanahs, so if you read it 3 times you will, by the permission of Allaah, gain more than 1800 hasanahs – all of that in one minute.

2. In one minute you can recite Soorat al-Ikhlaas (Qul Huwa Allaahu Ahad) 20 times, reciting rapidly and silently. Reciting it once is equivalent to one-third of the Qur’aan. If you read it 20 times it is equivalent to reading the Qur’aan 7 times. If you read it 20 times in one minute each day, you will have read it 600 times in one month, and 7200 times in one year, which will be equal in reward to reading the Qur’aan 2400 times.

3. You can read one page of the Book of Allaah in one minute.

4. You can memorize a short aayah of the Book of Allaah in one minute.

5. In one minute you can say Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer (There is no god except Allaah alone with no partner; to Him be dominion and praise, and He is Able to do all things) – 20 times. The reward for saying this is like freeing 8 slaves for the sake of Allaah from among the sons of Ismaa’eel.

6. In one minute you can say Subhaan Allaahi wa bi hamdihi (Glory and praise be to Allaah) 100 times. Whoever says that in one day will be forgiven for his sins even if they are like the foam of the sea.

7. In one minute you can say Subhaan Allaahi wa bi hamdihi Subhaan Allaah il-‘Azeem (Glory and praise be to Allaah, glory be to Allaah the Almighty) 50 times. These are two phrases which are light on the lips, heavy in the balance and beloved to the Most Merciful, as was narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim.

8. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When I say ‘Subhaan Allaah, wa’l-hamdu Lillah, wa laa ilaah ill-Allaah, wa Allaahu akbar (Glory be to Allaah, praise be to Allaah, there is no god except Allaah, and Allaah is Most Great)’, this is more beloved to me than all that the sun rises upon.” (Narrated by Muslim). In one minute, you can say all of these words more than 18 times. These words are the most beloved words to Allaah, the best of words, and they weigh heavily in the balance of good deeds, as was narrated in the saheeh ahaadeeth.

9. In one minute you can say, Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa Billaah (there is no strength and no power except with Allaah) more than 40 times. This is one of the treasures of Paradise, as was narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim. They are a means of putting up with difficulties and of aiming to achieve great things.

10. In one minute you can say Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah approximately 50 times. This is the greatest word, for it is the word of Tawheed, the good word, the word that stands firm. If these are the last words of a person, he will enter Paradise, and there are other reports which indicate how great these words are.

11. In one minute you can say Subhaan Allaah wa bi hamdih, ‘adada khalqihi, wa ridaa nafsihi, wazinata ‘arshihi, wa midaada kalimaatihi (Glory and praise be to Allaah, as much as the number of His creation, as much as pleases Him, as much as the weight of His Throne and as much as the ink of His words) more than 15 times. This words bring many more times the reward for other forms of tasbeeh and dhikr, as was reported in saheeh ahaadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

12. In one minute you can seek the forgiveness of Allaah more than 100 times by saying “Astaghfir-Allaah (I seek the forgiveness of Allaah). The virtues of seeking forgiveness are no secret, for it is the means of attaining forgiveness and entering Paradise, and it is the means of being granted a good life, increasing one’s strength, warding off disasters, making things easier, bringing rain and increasing one’s wealth and children.

13. You can say a few brief and concise words in one minute, and Allaah may bring about some good through them that you could never imagine.

14. In one minute you can send blessings on the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) 50 times by saying Sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah bless him and grant him peace). In return Allaah will send blessings upon you 500 hundred times because one blessing brings ten like it.

15. In one minute you can motivate your heart to give thanks to Allaah, to love Him, to fear Him, to put hope in Him, to long for Him, and thus travel through the stages of ‘uboodiyyah (total enslavement to Allaah). You could do this when you are lying on your bed or walking in the street.

16. In one minute you can read more than two pages of a useful book that is easy to understand.

17. In one minute you can uphold the ties of kinship by calling a relative on the phone.

18. You can raise your hands and recite any du’aa’ you wish from the books of du’aa’, in one minute.

19. You can say salaams to and shake hands with a number of people in one minute.

20. You can forbid an evil action in one minute.

21. You can enjoin something good in one minute.

22. You can offer sincere advice to a brother in one minute.

23. You can console someone who is depressed in one minute.

24. You can remove something harmful from the road in one minute.

25. Making the most of one minute motivates you to make the most of other periods that would otherwise be wasted.

Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

Makeover of Mecca ~ Kaaba.

I bumped into this blog which had a similar subject to what article, I was writing then. It is rather interesting and “Las Vegas of the East” was another insult that the west conveniently finds appropriate for putting up in their newspaper on a certain article relating to the massive constuction around the kaaba.

Please do visit this site to read what some others as well as what the authors point of view is:

http://canterburyblues.wordpress.com/2010/01/02/extreme-makeover-mecca/

Personally, I feel, having all those tall sky scrappers just across the gates of Kaaba are completly unnecessary and a total waste of money. What really are the money mongers selling ? Kaaba view rooms, apartments, duplexes ?????? Shamefull, if you ask me. One travels miles across to spend his precious moments in repentence, in finding peace, in asking forgiveness and feeling that phenomenal feeling that you get no where else in the world but in the Kaaba. That is not the place for the spoilt, the arrogant and the status conscious !! If they cannot give up their luxuries, their comforts and their self proclaimed importance …. what ARE THEY doing there in the first place ??? 

A compact clean room with clean sheets, running hot/cold water and electricity is more than enough when you intend to spend at least 5 salaats if not more in the masjid ! Are you really spending all that money on a five star apartment to please Allah or have a picnic ????? Plenty of places for picnic spots in Mecca, the kaaba not being one of them.

Nobody visits Mecca, to buy exclusive jewellry or watches or to eat out at five star 7 course meals !! What is the purpose of visiting Kaaba ? Is that so lost to the Government ? 

We as muslims are asked to wear the same clothes which is the two unstitched white sheets to cover our bodies for men. That is  a symbol that stands for equality amongst rich, poor, black, white, pink, yellow or turqoise or which ever race we belong to. Then why does the saudi government allow for these unnecessary landmarks when they are blessed with the entire world’s holliest landmark ? If they must have huge and tall buildings (to accomodate the large numbers of pilgrims in Hajj and Ramadhan periods ) then have them atleast 30-40 kms away from the Haram. Why are they so short sighted ? Why are they going against the very principles of Islam which disagrees with extravagance and spending on luxuries when it can easily be spent on uplifting and benefiting the muslim society as such with schools, bridges, hospitals, roads etc …

I completly disagree with the need created for these sky scrappers. And perhaps for once I agree with what the west feel about which direction we are going in or should I say,” that are being lead” !

Regrettably I close my argument here.

If you are going to read the article of which I have provided the link up above, please make sure you also read the youtube slide presentation of what plans Atkins has for the reconstruction of the outer area of Kaaba. which is, as they said, not been approved till now.

Jannah ~ Paradise.

Dear Brothers and sisters,

When MOMIN will enter into Jannat, it will be announced

 1) You will remain healthy forever, disease will never come.

 2) You will remain alive for ever, death will never come.

3) You will remain in bounties which will never be finished.

 Jannat is made with: Bricks of Gold and Silver

 Its cement is of perfumed Musk

Its chips are pearls and Yaqoot

Its sand is Zafraan

 There are eight doors of Jannat…

 These are eight grades of Jannat:

1. Jannatul Mava

2.. Darul Maqaam

3. Darul Salaam

4. Darul Khuld

5. Jannat-ul-Adan

6. Jannat-ul-Naeem

7. Jannat-ul-Kasif

8. Jannat-ul-Firdous Jannatul Mava is in the lowest, Jannat-ul-Adan is the middle & Jannat-ul- Firdous is on the highest.

Food of Jannat:

They will eat foods and fruits continuously up to 40 years

Every bowl will have a new taste

They will take eructation which will digest the food and there will be perfumed sweating for the digestion of water

There will be no urine and stool

Place Name: There will be gardens in Jannat.

Every garden will have the length of about 100 year ‘ s journey.

The shadow of these gardens will be very dense.

 Their plants will be free of thorns.

 The size of their leaves will be equal to ears of elephants.

Their fruits will be hanging in rows.

Those who love each other for the sake of Allah will get a pillar of Yaqoot, on which there will be seventy thousand (70,000) rooms. These will shine for the residents of Jannat as the sun shines for the residents of Duniya

There will be rooms in Jannat in such a way that every room will have seventy thousand (70,000) dinning sheets. On every dinning sheet 70,000 types of foods will be served. For their service 80,000 young boys will be moving around looking like beautiful scattered pearls.

One bunch of dates will be equal to the length of 12 arms. The size of a date will be equal to the big pitcher. These will be whiter than milk, sweeter than honey and softer than butter and free of seeds. The stem of these plants will be made up of gold and silver.

There will also be gardens of grapes. The bunches of grapes will be very big. The size of a single grape will be equal to a big pitcher.

Someone asked, ya Rasulullah (Sallalahu alaihi wasallam): will it be sufficient for me and my family. It was answered, it will be sufficient for you and your whole tribe.

The Dresses of Jannat: The dress of Jannat will be very beautiful..

One will wear 70 dresses at a time. These will be very fine, delicate, weightless, having different colors. These dresses will be so fine that the body even the heart will be visible. And the waves of love in the hearts will also be visible. These dresses will never become old, never be dirty and will never tear.

There will be four canals in every Jannat:

1. Water. 2. Milk. 3…. Honey. 4. Sharabun Tahoora.

 There will also be three fountains in Jannat:

 1. Kafoor. 2. Zanjabeel. 3. Tasneem.

Qualities of People of Jannat:

In Jannat, Height of every MOMIN, will be equal to the height of Hazrat Adam (Alaihissalaam) 60 arms (90 feet).

 Beauty will be like that of Hazrat Yousuf (Alaihissalaam)

Age of youth will be like that of Hazrat Esa (Alaihissalaam) 30-33 years).

Sweetness of voice will be like that of Hazrat Dawud (Alaihissalaam) ..

Tolerance will be like that of Hazrat Yaqoob (Alaihissalaam) .

Patience will be like that of Hazrat Ayyub (Alaihissalaam) ..

Habits will be like that of Sayyaduna Muhammad (Sallalahu alaihi wasallam).

NOTE: If a person makes Du ‘ a for Jannat three times, Jannat requests Allah that O, Allah; make his entry into Jannat. And if a person makes Du ‘ a for safety from Jahannum three times, The Jahannnum requests Allah that, O, Allah; save him from Jahannum.

You can copy and paste this and pass on to as many friends and relatives and may Allah grant the entire Ummah of Nabi sallalahu alayhi wasallam Jannat ul Firdous Ameen!

Please remember ” Every good act is charity”.

Hadiths / Hadees

What a simple and generous religion but how brutally it has been disected and misrepresented by the media/press.

These are just a few of the many many hadiths that I wished to share with y’all. BTW, Hadiths are the sayings of Prophet Mohammed SWT,  narrated in quotations by the Sahabas (companions).

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Rasul Allah (pbuh) said: “Whoever has (the following) four characteristics will be a pure hypocrite: If he speaks, he tells a lie; if he gives a promise, he breaks it; if he makes a covenant he proves treacherous; and if he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil, insulting manner (unjust). And whoever has one of these characteristics, has one characteristic of a hypocrite unless he gives it up.” [Bukhari]

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“The (scribe) on the left hand raises his pen (i.e., delays writing) for six hours [this may refer to six hours of 60 minutes as measured by astronomers, or it may refer to short periods of time during the day or night – Lisaan al-Arab] before he records the sinful deed of a Muslim. If he regrets it and seeks Allaahs forgiveness, the deed is not recorded, otherwise it is recorded as one deed.”

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Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not harm his neighbor, and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously, and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet.” [Sahih Bukhari]

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Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Keep yourselves away from non-mahram women.” One companion asked: “O Rasul Allah, tell me, can the husband’s brother mix freely with his sister-in-law.” Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied, “He is like death for a woman.” [Sahih Bukhari

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One for the brothers 🙂 Narrated By Abu Huraira : Allah’s Apostle (pbuh) said, “Treat women nicely, for a women is created from a rib, and the most curved portion of the rib is its upper portion, so, if you should try to straighten it, it will break, but if you leave it as it is, it will remain crooked. So treat women nicely.” (Bukhari)

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The Prophet (peace be on him) said, “Three matters should not be delayed: salat when its time comes, burial when the funeral has arrived, and the marriage of a single woman when a man of equal status has proposed.” [Tirmidhi]

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Narrated Abu Huraira(rh): The Messenger of Allah(Peace be upon him) said,” There are three(types of) people whom Allah will neither speak to on the Day of Resurrection nor will He purify them(i.e. from their sins), nor will he (even) look at them(with Mercy); and they will have painful chastisement. These are:1.An old ……man who commits fornication, 2. a king who is a great liar,and, 3. a poor man who is Proud

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When a man dies no further reward is recorded for his actions, with three exceptions: Sadqa which continues to be supplied, or knowledge from which benefit continues to be reaped, or the prayers of a good son to his dead father. (Muslim)

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Al-Bukhaari (5931) & Muslim (2125) narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood (rh) said: “May Allaah curse the women who do tattoos and those who have them done, those who have their eyebrows plucked, and those who file their teeth for the purpose of beautification and change the creation of Allaah.” Then ‘Abd-Allaah said: “Why should I not curse those whom the Messenger of Allaah (saw) cursed.”

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Avoid the seven noxious things: (1) Associating anything with God, (2) magic, (3) killing one whom God has declared inviolate without a just cause, (4) devouring usury, (5) consuming the property of an orphan, running back from the battlefield and, (7) slandering chaste women who are believers but indiscreet. -(Bukhari, Muslim)

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V.2.286)Narrated Abu Mas’ud Al-Badri(RA):Allah’s Messenger SAW said,”Whosoever recited the last 2 Verses of Surat Al-Baqarah at night, that wil be sufficient for him.”(Sahih Al-Bukhari,Vol.5,Hadith No.345)

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Narrated Abu HurairaThe Prophet said, “Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his fasting.)” Sahih Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 31, Number 127

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10 things we waste !

 Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah has listed ten things we waste. Take a look and see how right he is. (May Allah ta’ala bless his soul )

 

1. Our Knowledge .

Wasted by not taking action with it.

2. Our Actions:

Wasted by committing them without sincerity.

3. Our Wealth:

Wasted by using on things that will not bring us ajr. We waste our money, our status, our authority, on things which have no benefit in this life or in akhirah.

4. Our Hearts:

Wasted because they are empty from the love of Allah, and the feeling of longing to go to Him, and a feeling of peace and contentment. In it’s place, our hearts are filled with something or someone else.

5. Our Bodies:

Wasted because we don’t use them in ibadah and service ofAllah.

6. Our Love:

Our emotional love is misdirected, not towards Allah but towards something/someone else.

7. Our Time:

 

Wasted, not used properly, to compensate for that which had passed, by doing what is righteous to make up for past deeds.

8. Our Intellect:

 

Wasted on things that are not beneficial, that are detremental to society and the individual, not in contemplation or reflection.

9. Our Service:

 

Wasted in service of someone who will not bring us closer to Allah, or benefit in dunyaa.

10. Our Dhikr:

 

Wasted, because it does not effect us or our hearts.

A very relaible link to excellent islamic websites.

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Deen.

If you are searching for reliable Islamic sites, please check out this link, which will show you a huge list of excellent sites for authentic information and hadeeths about Islam.  Please remember, the internet is an excellent tool for us to do dawaa in, but there are also some very unhealthy elements who have fabricated information on certain websites to misguide us. May Allah protect us from these elements.

Please check out this site,

http://sites.google.com/site/esistersae/links-of-reliable-islamic-websites

Inshallah, forward these links to your friends and relatives too. The more the merrier and more jazza for us.

I am sure we all will benefit immensely from going thru these sites and applying the sunnahs in our lives. Inshallah.

I found this link in sister Sarah Asfur’s notes on facebook, one must give credit where credit is due. May Allah Bless her.

Salam Alai kum.

Naush 

 

 

 

Friday a blessed Day.

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The BEST DAY on which the sun has risen is FRIDAY; on it Adam was created, on it he was made to enter Paradise, on it he. was expelled from it.

(Sahih Muslim Book #004, Hadith #1856)

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (p.b.u.h) talked about friday and said, “There is AN HOUR (opportune time) on friday and if a Muslim gets it while praying and asks something from Allah, then Allah will definitely meet his demand.” And he (the Prophet) pointed out the shortness of that time with his hands.

(Sahih Al Bukhari Book #13, Hadith #57)

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, “Any person who takes a BATH on friday like the bath of Janaba and then goes for the PRAYER (in the first hour i.e. early), it is as if he had sacrificed a camel (in Allah’s cause); and whoever goes in the second hour it is as if he had sacrificed a cow; and whoever goes in the third hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a horned ram; and if one goes in the fourth hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a hen; and whoever goes in the fifth hour then it is as if he had offered an egg. When the Imam comes out (i.e. starts delivering the Khutba), the ANGELS present themselves to listen to the Khutba.”

(Sahih Al Bukhari Book #13, Hadith #6)

Narrated Salman-Al-Farsi: The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, “Whoever takes a bath on friday, purifies himself as much as he can, then uses his (hair) oil or perfumes himself with the scent of his house, then proceeds (for the Jumua prayer) and does NOT SEPARATE TWO PERSONS SITTING TOGETHER (in the mosque), then prays as much as (Allah has) written for him and then REMAINS SILENT WHILE the Imam is delivering the KHUTBA, his sins in-between the present and the last friday would be forgiven.”

(Sahih Al Bukhari Book #13, Hadith #8)

Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Messenger (p.b.u.h) saying, “We (Muslims) are the last (to come) but (will be) the foremost on the Day of Resurrection though the former nations were given the Holy Scriptures before us. And this was their day (friday) the celebration of which was made compulsory for them but they differed about it. So Allah gave us the guidance for it (friday) and all the other people are behind us in this respect: the Jews’ (holy day is) tomorrow (i.e. Saturday) and the Christians’ (is) the day after tomorrow (i.e. Sunday).”

(Sahih Al Bukhari Book #13, Hadith

Sadaqat-ul-Jariyah ~ Charity.

Allah swt has made it easy for us to gain as many rewards (thawaab’s) as possible not only in our life but the benefit of many continue even after our death. Subhan Allah.

Here are some examples of things we can do now for life Hereafter :

The Actions Which Outlive You! (CONTINUING REWARDS EVEN AFTER DEATH)

الأعمال التي تبقى بعد زوالك

1. Give A Copy Of Quraan To Someone And Each Time They Read From It,
You Will Gain Hasanaat.

إعطاء D9سخة من القرآ ن لآي شخص وكل ما يقرأ هو, أنت, تكسب حسنات

2. Donate A Wheel Chair To A Hospital And Every Time A Sick Person Uses It, You Will Gain Hasanaat.

أتبرع بالكراسي الخاصة للمعاقين في المستشفيات,,وكلما استخدمت من الأشخاص
المعاقين,,يكون كل اجر

3. Share Constructive Reading Material with Someone.

شارك باستنتاجك واقتراحات في إي مشروع يحتاج ذلك

4. Help In Educating A Child.

 ساعد في تدريس الأطفال

5. Teach Someone To Recite A Dua. With Each Recitation You Will Gain Hasanaat.

لقن أو درس كيفي الدعاء (لغير الناطق للعربية)

6. Share A Dua Or Quraan CD.

شاركهم بالدعاء أو في شر7ء أو بناء أقر ص سي دي للقرآن

7. Participate In the Building of a Masjid

أتبرع للمشاركة في تكاليف بناء المساجد

8. Place A Water Cooler In A Public Place .

وضع ثلاجة مائية في مكان عام مزدحم بالمارين

9. Plant A Tree. Each Time Any Person Or An Animal Sits Under Its Shade Or Eats From The Tree, You Will Gain Hasanaat.

قم بزراعة الأشجار لأن إي شخص أو حيوان يأكل أو يستريح تحتها يكون كل اجر فيها

10. Share This Mail With Someone. If One Person Applies Any Of The Above You Will Receive Your Hasanaat Until The Day of Judgment.

أرسل هذا الأيميل لغيرك إذا إي شخص قام بعمل إي من هذه الصدقات الجارية
الموجودة هنا فأنت هذا العمل سو=D 9 تكسب بإذن الله الحسنات إلى يوم
القيامة

أرسل هذا الأيميل لغيرك ,,إذا إي شخص قام بعمل إي من هذه الصدقات الجارية
الموجودة هنا فأنت بهذا العمل سوف تكسب الحسنات إلى يوم القيام
بإذن الله

Utilize Time Efficiently.

My dear friend Tahera sent me this email today and I felt it would be nice to share it with you’ll.  Time is probably the most important commodity that we have in our lives today and yet it is so easy to have it wasted on irrelevant  things. This small story is a reminder of how we idle around when we can use time productively for our  “Akhirat.” 

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Since last night my young son has been unwell. When I got back   from Work this evening I decided to take him to hospital despite my exhaustion.

There were many waiting; perhaps we will be delayed by more than an hour. I took my number and sat down in the waiting room. There were many faces, young and old, but all silent. Some brothers  made use of the many booklets available in the waiting room.  

Some of those waiting had their eyes closed, while others were looking around. Most were bored. Once in a while the long silence was broken by a nurse calling out a number. Happiness appears on the one whose turn it is, and he gets up quickly; then silence returns.

A young man grabbed my attention. He was reading a pocket-sized Qur`an continuously; not raising his head even once. At first I did not thi! nk much about him. However, after one hour of waiting my casual glances turned into a deep reflection about his lifestyle and how he utilizes his time.  One hour of life wasted! Instead of making benefit of that hour, it was just a boring wait. Then the call for prayer was made. We went to prayer in the hospital’s Masjid. I tried to pray close to the man who was reading the Qur’an earlier in the waiting room.  

After the prayer I walked with him. I informed him of how impressed I was of him and how he tries to benefit from his time. He told me that most of our time is wasted without any benefit. These are days that go from our lives without being conscious of them or regretting their waste. He said that he started carrying the pocket-sized Qur`an around when a friend encouraged him to make full use of his time. He told me that in the time other people waste he gets to read much more of the Qur`an than he gets to read either at home or in the masjid. Moreover, besides the reward of reading the Qur`an,&nb! sp;  this habit saves him from boredom and stress.  

He added that he has now been waiting for one and a half hours. Then he asked, when will you find one and a half hours to read the Qur`an? I reflected; How much time do we waste? How many moments of our lives pass by, and yet we do not account for how they passed by? Indeed, how many months pass by and we do not read the Qur`an? I came to respect my companion, and I discovered that I am to stand for account and that time is not in my hand;  
 so what am I waiting for?  


My thoughts were interrupted by the nurse calling out my number; I went to the doctor. But I want to achieve something now. After I left the hospital I quickly went to the bookshop and bought a pocket-sized Qur`an. I decided to be mindful of how I spend the time.
If this information is beneficial to you, then please do forward it to your friends and relatives.

Our Prophet (SAW) said; ‘Whoever guides or directs to good, then he   gets the same amount of blessing (reward) as the one who does it’
The Prophet (SAW) also said ‘Pass on knowledge from me even if it is only one verse’

Earth’s fill of Gold

Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an:
Indeed, those who disbelieve and die while they are disbelievers – never  would the [whole] capacity of the earth in gold be accepted from one of  them if he would [seek to] ransom himself with it. For those there will be  a painful punishment, and they will have no helpers. [Ale Imran: 91]

The word used for the capacity of the earth in this ayah is Mil al-Ard.
Mil‘ is used for the quantity that a vessel holds when it is filled; hence Mil al Ard refers to the quantity/volume/mass/fill of the earth.

Those who die while they are disbelievers, shall have no good deed ever accepted from them, even if they spent the earth’s fill of gold as ransom. How much gold would that amount to? The earth’s fill.

Volume of the earth:
1,083,206,246,123,080,894,852 m3

In words: 1 Septillion, 83 Sextillion, 206 quintillion, 246 trillion, 123 billion,
80 million, 894 thousand, 852 m3

Mass of the Earth = 5.98 x 10^24 kg 
(After 98, you would add 24 more zeros)

Price of one Ounce of Gold = $802.70 USD

Therefore, mass of the earth in Gold is worth = $1.65 x 10^29 USD (27 zeros after 65)

With this money, you could buy yourself:

–   100 Ferrari’s ($168,000 each)
–   The most expensive house in the world ($155 million)
–   A Boeing A380 – huge double decker plane ($300 million)
–   The millennium star diamond (over a $100 million)
–   The international space station ($100 billion)
–   Trip to the moon ($100 million)
And now, you could do this for every single person of the six billion people on earth as well and have spent only 0.000000366 % of your money.

You could have done all this a million times over and still have 97 % of your money left over.

It’s like winning a $200 billion lottery for every second of your life for 65 years.

An absolutely unfathomable amount of money. Does anyone on this planet have this much gold? Can anyone earn this much?

If the disbeliever gave the earth’s fill of gold as ransom, it will not be accepted  from him.

[Lesson]
The weight of Imaan is more than Mil al Ard. It’s more valuable. It’s priceless.