Friday, 25 July 2014

Eid- Fitr (1st shawwal)

The first Eid was celebrated in 624 CE by the Prophet Muhammad with his friends and relatives after the victory of the battle of Jang-e-Badar.

Muslims are not only celebrating the end of fasting, but thanking Allah for the help and strength that he gave them throughout the previous month to help them practise self-control.

The festival begins when the first sight of the new moon is seen in the sky.

Muslims in most countries rely on news of an official sighting, rather than looking at the sky themselves.

The celebratory atmosphere is increased by everyone wearing best or new clothes, and decorating their homes.

There are special services out of doors and in mosques, processions through the streets, and of course, a special celebratory meal - eaten during daytime, the first daytime meal Muslims will have had in a month.

Eid is also a time of forgiveness, and making amends.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Ramadan Greetings

As-salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,

May this reminder reach you in a state of purification and praise of Allah.

"O believers, fasting is decreed for you as it was decreed for those before you that you may become conscious of God." Qur'an, 2:183

Al-hamdulillaah, the blessed and most beautiful month of Ramadan is here again ; the month of fasting, Qur'aan recitals, night prayers, the Night of Decree and I’tikaaf (religious seclusion). Indeed, Ramadaan is the most anxiously awaited month of the year. Every year when this month comes around, we pray, hope and strive to increase our faith, good deeds and purification.

This year, let us strive to follow more closely the divinely guided footsteps of our beloved Prophet (salallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) as we have committed ourselves to do in our declaration of faith (shahaadah). Remember that in this month, Prophet Muhammad (salallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) was more generous and kind than usual, and he (salallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) engaged in more acts of worship such as charity, formal prayers (salaat) in the night and remembrance of Allah, than he did outside of Ramadaan. Do not forget his practical sunnahs of fasting, such as light meal before the dawn and a light meal consisting of three dates to break the fast (iftaar), avoidance or anger and argumentation, and reading the Qur’aan with understanding regularly, in order to experience the true spirit of the fast.

Dear brothers and sisters, the month of Ramadaan should not be a month of feasting but instead a month of fasting. Let us remember this while sitting for suhoor (the dawn meal) and at the time of iftaar (breaking the fast). Although it is important to take care of our health during these days of fasting, we must focus on the sublime principle of moderation, which Islam commands inside and outside of the fast. For, excesses of overeating, staying up all night in play, and over sleeping are contrary to the teachings of Islam. Brothers, let your wives spend more time in worship rather than tying them to the stoves in your kitchens all day. Parents, engage in worship with your children and families and make this a month of increased mercy and love among you. 

May your Ramadaan be blessed (Ramadaan Mubaarak) and May Allah accept our good deeds as sincerely done for Him,AMEEN.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Correction on the hijrah calendar 1435ah

Assalama alaikum. As currently being reported by
ISLAM CHANNEL TV on DSTV. The Saudi judicial
supreme court is correcting d new hijra 1435ah as
having started on Tue 5/11/2013 not as before
reported, therefore Ashura 10th Muharram, is Thurs
14th. Recommended fast days are wed 13th and
Thurs 14th. Pls take note and fwd to our Muslim
list on social media.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Friday post

The Prophet (SAW) said: "No good deeds done on other days are superior to those on these (first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah) Al- Bukhari." May Allah SWT give us d will to worship HIM immensely & make us beneficiaries of this holy days. Ameen.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Friday post

It is part of the Sunna that A man should accompany his guest to the door of the house. (Ibn Majah, Baihaqi).

Friday post

Significances of the prayers. Fajar – increases the complexion or noor, Zohar – increases Income, Asar – Improves health, Maghrib – good future 4 u r children, Esha – peaceful sleep.

Juma'at kareem

Take your words into account as part of your actions, and do not say anything unless it is good. Imam Ali (a)