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[29 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 2,328 views]
Ibadah World Cup

Imagine for a moment you got a pair of tickets to your most favorite sporting event.  Let’s say it is the soccer World Cup!  With great excitement you start making preparations, you book your tickets, you pack your clothes, you leave your home early and you head out on your journey.  Finally, you make it to the arena, and it is pack-filled with people holding their vuvuzelas out ready to go nuts.  The teams come out to the field, they do their introductions, they sing their national anthems.  They are …

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[29 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 2,280 views]

It’s the same scenario every year, Ramadan arrives and everything changes. Everywhere you look you see Taqwa (Fear of Allah), Tawbah (Repentance), and All-you-can-eat Lah’ma (Meat). Ramadan went from the Purification month to the free, no-holds-bar, over-eating month. Where’s the Baraqah (Blessing) in this??? There isn’t!
The day prior to, everyone excitedly makes calls congratulating each other for the arrival of Ramadan. Sisters’ look forward to not cooking, Brothers are expected late from the Masjid’, and the youth anticipate reuniting with their ‘Ramadan Crew’. Throughout the day most live a normal …

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[29 Jul 2011 | 3 Comments | 5,754 views]

I met a religious Spanish couple who’d been Muslim for two years. They’re in their early twenties, with three beautiful children. It later broke my heart to find out that the lack of help from the Muslim community forced them into a Christian homeless shelter. Can you imagine? A young Muslim couple with babies, surrounded by drug infested walls?!
“Too often we perceive that we’re in control of our finances. We’re afraid to give too much so not to be financially burdened. Not enough live confidently that Allah will bless, protect, …

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[29 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 1,613 views]

1- Have the hunger for success; Never give yourself excuses whether they are legitimate or not. Once you give yourself excuses you have already given up.
2- Set your goals as high as you can! Compete for Jannatul Firdous!
3- Build confidence in yourself and your ability. Think of the confidence of Abdullah Ibn Abbas who became a scholar at such a young age even when his Ansari companion gave up thinking no one will listen to him due to his age.
4- Do the good deeds that you love to do in …

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[29 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 1,543 views]

The Qur’an and Sunnah define our Deen
Knowledge in their sciences empowers our esteem
“But so much disagreement,” a student may ponder…
“To learn the true meaning is truly a wonder!”
So many groups and so many sects…
Pulling on us from up, down, right, and left!
The hadith says this Ummah will divide into 73
72 of those sects shall burn in Hell painfully.
Only one group shall be saved on that Day
Those who followed the Book and the Prophet’s Way
But all of those groups claimed to be doing the same!
“No, akhi – all but one were …

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[29 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 1,000 views]

Hungry and alone, I think of where to go next. It’s late at night and I find myself in a deserted train station with a packed suitcase waiting for a train to arrive. All alone with nobody to talk to, my mind starts to wander. The bench I am sitting on is hard and piercing my flesh. A look at the clock tells me everyone must be sound asleep by now, but here I am trying to get ahead and pull myself away from the comfort that I have grown …

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[30 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 976 views]
Following Through with Good Deeds..

Sr. Noor sent this to us last year.. رحمها الله تعالى وأسكنها فسيح جناته
As-Salaamu Alaykum waRahmatullahi waBarakatu
Taken from Ibn Rajab’s Lataa’if Al-Ma’aarif
Benefits obtained in conditioning oneself to fast after Ramadan

Fasting the six days of Shawwal completes the reward for fasting a full year.

Fasting these six days and previously fasting in the month of Shabaan (prior to Ramadan) is similar to the sunan ar rawaatib (voluntary prayers associated to each obligatory …

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[8 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 1,289 views]

 
Abu Ayyoub reported that the Messenger of Allah  said,

 
“Whoever fasts the month of Ramadhan and then follows it by fasting six days during the month of Shawwal will be rewarded as if he had fasted the entire year.”

 
In other words, DO NOT miss out !!!

 

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[8 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 904 views]

 
Ummul-Mu’mineen ‘Aisha – narrated the Messenger of Allah  said,

 
“The most beloved deeds to Allah, are the continuous ones even if they were little.”

 
So, keep up with reciting the Qur’an, praying tahajjud, making dua’, fasting, doing dhikr, giving sadaqah, and so on.

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[8 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 955 views]
Saying Good-bye…

As we say goodbye to our beloved Ramadaan, I read a reminder that brought some comfort and solace during these sad farewells:

The Month of Mercy is Over – But Allaah’s  Mercy never fades …

The Month of Forgiveness is Over – But Allaah’s  Forgiveness is always Great …

The Month of Salvation from Hell is gone – But Allaah saves His servants from Hell all year …

Let’s strive to keep in touch with our beloved guest after he leaves, by continuing to do what we did during this blessed month.