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Sale! Sale!


My older sister sent me this text last Ramadhan, before I had a blog, and today, I remembered it.

“The Annual Ramadhan sale is now on! With JANNAT up for grabs, and up to 50% off on all temptations and Shaytaans whispering, you CANNOT afford to miss these INCREDIBLE give aways! With every FARD purchased, you get the thawab SEVENTY FARA-ID! Dont forget, we are open during suhur and iftar, Please note Dua mastercard accepted at these times. So HURRY! What ARE you waiting for! Sale only on for this month!”

There was something about Nafl prayers aswell, but that was cut off half way….

Hoped you liked it, and Ramadhan Mubarak everyone!

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Me, Myself, and I.


Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

I went to the summer conference in Green Lane Masjid on Friday, Sat and Sun, and it was excellent. The people delivering the lectures were easy to listen to and enthusiastic about every topic they were given to do.

One of the speakers was Sheick Sajid Ahmed Umar, who was born in Leicster, brought up in Zimbabwe and educated in Saudi. MashaAllah, just by that, I was inxlined to listen to him. He said that he was given the title of a topic named: “Me, Myself, and I.” and he thought what talk he could give about that topic. He said that obviously, he thought of the obvious reaction that most people would give, and talk baout selfishness and vanity, and the likes, but he said it was too common, and every one has heard this time and time again.

He decided to do the talk about how will be alone.

We will die alone.

We will be buried alone.

We will be questioned alone.

We will be punished in the grave alone.

We will recieve the book alone.

We will be accountable for Our Own sins.

We will confront Allah alone.

We will flee from our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and friends.

We will be alone.

And just those couple of sentences that he started the lecture off with got me thinking. That is so true. And yet how much time do we spend with our friends, and families, enjoying their company and hating to be alone. Do we ever think that maybe its beneficial for us to sit alone sometimes, and ponder what we have done for the day. Do we ever reflect on our day, see if we did all the things that are pleasing to Allah

How do we know that when we sleep we will wake up the next morning?

How do we know the head that haid down might not get up again?

How do we know that when we breath in, we might not be able to breath out again?

How do we know the eyes that have closed will open again?

We don’t. So we should ponder and reflect on all we did on that day, and if we did anything wrong, aske for forgiveness. Say Astaghfirullah atleast 50 times, and mean it.

Brothers and Sisters, we need to wisen up, and know that we wont be in this world forever. We need to repent, and start doing the things you said you would do five years ago. Start worshipping Allah. Command the good and forbid the bad.

Wasalam.

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Ruling on nasheeds


The word nasheed in Arabic means raising the voice when reciting verse and making the voice sound beautiful and gentle.

There are conditions to which attention must be paid with regard to this matter:

Not using forbidden musical instruments in nasheed.

Not doing it too much or making it the focus of the Muslim’s mind, occupying all his time, or neglecting obligatory duties because of it.

Nasheed should not be recited by women, or include haraam or obscene speech.

They should not resemble the tunes of the people of immorality and promiscuity.

They should be free of vocal effects that produce sounds like those of musical instruments.

They should not have moving tunes which make the listener feel “high” as happens to those who listen to songs. This is the case with many of the nasheeds which appear nowadays, so that the listeners no longer pay any attention to the good meaning of the words, because they are so entranced by the tunes. And Allaah is the  Source of strength.

References:

Fath al-Baari, 10/553-554-562-563
Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, 8/711
Al-Qaamoos al-Muheet,411

Source: Islam QA

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Jannah…


By Ammar Alshukry

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Love isn’t blind..


The passengers on the bus watched sympathetically as the attractive young woman with the white cane made her way carefully up the steps. She paid the driver and, using her hands to feel the location of the seats, walked down the aisle and found the seat he’d told her was empty. Then she settled in, placed her briefcase on her lap and rested her cane against her leg.
It had been a year since Amie, 19, became blind. Due to a medical misdiagnosis she had been rendered sightless, and she was suddenly thrown into a world of darkness, anger, frustration and self-pity. And all she had to cling to was her husband, John.
John was an Army soldier and he loved Amie with all his heart. When she first lost her sight, he watched her sink into despair and was determined to help his wife gain the strength and confidence she needed to become independent again.
Finally, Amie felt ready to return to her job, but how would she get there? She used to take the bus, but was now too frightened to get around the city by herself. John volunteered to drive her to work each day, even though they worked at opposite ends of the city. At first, this comforted Amie, and fulfilled John’s need to protect his sightless wifewho was so insecure about performing the slightest task.
Soon, however, John realized the arrangement wasn’t working. Amie is going to have to start taking the bus again, he admitted to himself. But she was still so fragile, so angry – how would she react? Just as he predicted, Jamie was horrified at the idea of taking the bus again.
“I’m blind!”, she responded bitterly. “How am I supposed to know where I am going? I feel like you’re abandoning me.”
John’s heart broke to hear these words, but he knew what had to be done. He promised Amie that each morning and evening he would ride the bus with her, for as long as it took, until she got the hang of it. And that is exactly what happened. For two weeks, John, military uniform and all, accompanied Amie to and from work each day.
He taught her how to rely on her other senses, specifically her hearing, to determine where she was and how to adapt to her new environment. He helped her befriend the bus drivers who could watch out for her, and save her a seat.
Finally, Amie decided that she was ready to try the trip on her own. Monday morning arrived, and before she left, she threw her arms around John, her temporary bus-riding companion, her husband, and her best friend. Her eyes filled with tears of gratitude for his loyalty, his patience, And his love. She said good-bye, and for the first time, they went their separate ways. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday… Each day on her own went perfectly, and Amie had never felt better. She was doing it! She was going to work all by herself.
On Friday morning, Amie took the bus to work as usual. As she was paying the fare to exit the bus, the driver said, “Boy, I sure do envy you.” Amie wasn’t sure if the driver was speaking to her or not. After all, who on earth would ever envy a blind woman who had struggled just to find the courage to live for the past year? Curious, she asked the driver, “Why do you say that you envy me?”
The driver responded, “It must feel good to be taken care of and protected like you are.” Amie had no idea what the driver was talking about, and again asked, “What do you mean?”
The driver answered, “You know, every morning for the past week, a fine-looking gentleman in a military uniform has been standing across the corner watching you as you get off the bus. He makes sure you cross the street safely and he watches until you enter your office building. Then he blows you a kiss, gives you a little salute and walks away. You are one lucky lady.”
Tears of happiness poured down Amie’s cheeks. For although she couldn’t physically see him, she had always felt John’s presence. She was lucky, so lucky, for he had given her a gift more than sight, a gift she didn’t need to see to believe – the gift of love that can bring light where there is darkness.
We take our senses for granted. How much money would you except if someone asked for your eyes? You wouldn’t. Not a single penny. Because you know how precious your eyesight is to you.
But then again, eyesight is a wordly thing. When you feel no-one is there for you, just think that all this is going to end one day. And always always have hope.

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Life


Some times, things don’t turnout how you want them to

Sometimes you don’t get to do things that you want to do

Sometimes, people don’t see what’s going on inside of you

Sometimes, you get moody

Some one calls, but you don’t want to know who

Because you’re moody

Sometimes life’s not fair

Sometimes you get stares

Because you are a Muslim

Because you wear Hijab

Because you have a beard

Because you are a “Terrorist”

Sometimes people don’t want to listen

But instead they whisper

They gossip

Maybe about you

Maybe not

But they don’t want to listen

When you tell them something is Haram

You get ignored

They look bored

What do you do?

You surrender

And you become a pretender

Pretending you are muslim

But really, you’re not

You’re not

Sometimes life isn’t perfect

But don’t take it out on religion

Sometimes there is a collision

Of different ways of life

And you feel left out

Abandoned

So you abandon your religion

Abandoner

Follow the Qur’an

And the sunnah

And you will never feel abandoned

Nor deserted

Because you will be in Allah’s hands

(Not literally)

But He will look after you

If you look after His deen

His religion

Maybe then there will be no collisions

Because your  way of life is going  to be Islam

Islam

Submitting yourself to God

Allah

And following the way of his Prophet

Muhammad

Sallahu Alayhi Wa Salam

So do your best

To ignore wordly thoughts

Of hate

Jealousy

Abandonment

And instead, focus on Your Religion

Islam.

It might be a quest

And a half

But do it for yourself

For your own behalf

Turn back to Allah.

What do you think? please don’t forget to comment. 🙂

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Subhanallah


Subhanallah, this two year old girl knows a lot more than we do, and she is only two! MashaAllah.

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