Thursday, July 31, 2008


Assalamualaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

Jummah Mubarak to you & your families!

All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul Sallallahu Aaihi Wsallam, Aameen.

Oh Allah, grant my friends and family what I wish for myself...

Oh Allah! I ask for mercy from You by which You will guide my heart,
settle my affairs, remove my worries, protect me from what is unseen to me,
make my face radiant, purify my deeds, inspire me with wisdom,
avert calamities from me, and protect me from every evil in this world and the hereafter....Inshallah, Aameen

1. Naseehat: Good Advice

2. Eghsaan: Good deeds done to others

3. Death: Remembering it at all times


. Your Parents

2. Your Teachers

3. The Laws of the Almighty (to always obey them)


1. Almighty Allah (SWT)

2. His Prophet (Sallallâhu Alayhi Wasallam)

3. The day of judgment and resurrection (Qiyaamah and Aakirah)


1. The Truth

2. Good Deeds

3. Your beliefs in Allah Ta'ala


1. Bad Temper

2. Your Tongue

3. Your Heart


1. Your Namaaz

2. Uniting & Helping the Ummah

3. Honesty


1. Gossip

2. Greed & Jealousy

3. Hatred, Envy & Suspicion


1. Your People

2. Your Country

3. Your Haqq (Rights)

"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart....pursue those!"

Take care & have a blessed day


Wa Alaykumu Salaam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Something I heard

I was at home yesterday, I listened to Chanel Islam...I heard something that got me thinking alot

What Makes us Muslim??

Reading our Salaah is the one thing that separates us from the Kuffair / Kaffir (non-believers)

When it comes time to make our Namaaz, we should view it as an important and urgent meeting with our Creator. In life there are many meetings we view as important that we cannot miss - likewise we do the same when preparing to make our Salaah to be in the Court of the Almighty. I used to feel guilty when I was with family and I would want to read my Salaah but for the fear of being the odd one out, I would wait until I got home to offer my Qada'h Salaah...but what got me thinking was why should I feel guilty? Why? Reading your Salaah should be foremost before we do anything else.

Every Muslim needs to know that Salaah is as important as the air that we breath, it sustains us spiritually and gives us a sense of connecting to our Creater... It does not take more than 15 minutes at a time to read one's Salaah.

We should hasten toward reading our Salaah as we do it for our own benefit and the sole pleasure of pleasing our Creator. Remember this Dunyah is a temporary abode and the true enjoyment begins in the Aakirah for every righteous Mum'in.

May Allah (swt) make us amongst those that regularly offer their Salaah and may be be amongst the believers of the Ummah of Nabi (saw) in the day of Qiyama'ah, Aameen

Read your Salaah before your Janaazah Salaah is read...

Statistics that tell a Story

Extracts of speech by Hafez Adv. AB Mohamed: Director, Al Baraka Bank, Durban, South Africa

Demographics: World Jewish Population 14 million
Distribution: 7m in America 5m in Asia 2m in Europe 100 thousand in Africa

World Muslim Population: 1.5 billion (1,500 million)
Distribution: 1 billion in Asia / Mid-East 400 M in Africa 44 M in Europe 6 M in the Americas
Every fifth human being is a Muslim
For every single Hindu there are two Muslims
For every Buddhist there are two Muslims
For every Jew there are 107 Muslims
Yet the 14 million Jews are more powerful than the entire 1,500 million Muslims Why?
Here are some of the reasons
Movers of Current History - they are all Jewish
Albert Einstein Sigmund Freud Karl Marx Paul Samuelson Milton Friedman
Medical Milestones - also Jewish
Vaccinating Needle - Benjamin Ruben
Polio Vaccine - Jonas Salk
Leukaemia Drug - Gertrude Elion
Hepatitis B - Baruch Blumberg
Syphilis Drug - Paul Ehrlich
Neuro muscular - Elie Metchnikoff
Nobel Prize Winners
In the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 180 Nobel prizes whilst 1.5 billion Muslims have contributed only 3 Nobel winners
Inventions that changed History
Micro- Processing Chip - Stanley Mezor
Nuclear Chain Reactor - Leo Sziland
Optical Fibre Cable - Peter Schultz
Influential Global Business
Polo Ralph Lauren Coca Cola
Levi Jeans Levi Strauss
Google Sergey Brin
Dell Computers Michael Dell
The list I have is endless but everyone of them has contributed significantly in some way or the other and they all have one thing in common they are Jews...
Why are they powerful and why are Muslims powerless? Here's another reason. We have lost the capacity to produce knowledge.
o In the entire Muslim World (57 Muslim Countries) the re are only 500 universities.
o In USA alone, 5,758 universities
o In India alone, 8,407 universities
o Not one university in the entire Islamic World features in the Top 500 Ranking Universities of the World
o Literacy in the Christian World 90%
o Literacy in the Muslim World 40%
o 15 Christian majority-countries, literacy rate 100%
o Muslim majority - countries , None
o 98% in Christian countries completed primary
o Only 50% in Muslim countries completed primary.
o 40% in Christian countries attended university
o In Muslim countries a dismal 2% attended.
o Muslim majority countries have 230 scientists per one million Muslims
o The USA has 5000 per million
o The Christian world 1000 technicians per million.
o Entire Arab World only 50 technicians per million.
o Muslim World spends on research / development t 0.2% of GDP
o Christian World spends 5 % of GDP

My Conclusion
o The Muslim World lacks the capacity to produce knowledge.

Another way of testing the degree of knowledge is the degree of diffusing knowledge.
o Pakistan 23 daily newspapers per 1000 citizens
o Singapore 360 per 1000 citizens.
o In UK book titles per million is 2000
o In Egypt book titles per million is only 20

Simple The Muslim World is failing to diffuse knowledge

Applying Knowledge is another such test.
o Exports of high tech products from Pakistan is 1% of its exports.
o In Saudi Arabia is 0.3%
o Kuwait, Morocco and Algeria 0.3%
o Singapore alone is 58%

Now you wonder why are the Muslims so powerless!!!


Tuesday, July 29, 2008


The Eve of Laylat-ul-Me'raj is on the 30 July 2008 (27th Rajab)

On the twenty seventh of Rajab the Masjids will be full. People will gather to listen to talks being delivered regarding the great incident of Me'raj. After the talks are over, by and large we return home with the miracle of Me'raj and its message forgotten until the following year. Unlike us, the Sahabah (RA) and Tabi'een (those who came after the Sahaaba) never set aside any particular day for the discussion of the incident of Me'raj. Hence even the Fuqaha (jurists) of the first century differed with regard to the actual date when Me'raj occurred (see Fathul Bari-vol.7, pg.203 and Ruhul Ma'ani-vol.15, pg.6). The Sahabah (RA) and the Tabi'een (RA) had no need to set aside any particular day for this discussion. They regularly and frequently discussed the Ahadith with regard to all aspects of the life of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). They lived the message of Me'raj every day of their lives.

While there are many aspects that are related to Me'raj, the most important thing that pertains to us daily is the gift that was granted to Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) on the occasion of Me'raj. When Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) proceeded to the seven heavens and beyond and met His Rabb, Allah Ta'ala, he was granted the gift of Salaah. Such was the importance of Salaah that its injunction was not revealed while Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) walked on the earth. Rather it was saved for this special occasion beyond the seven heavens. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) also greatly explained its importance throughout his life - to the extent that his parting advice when he left this world was with regard to upholding the injunction of Salaah.

When we gather to discuss the occasion of Me'raj, we should take stock of our Salaah - the gift of Me'raj. Firstly, are we performing our five Salaah daily? Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: "The one who misses one Salaah; it is as if he has lost all his family and property." Thus, do I commence my day with missing Fajr? Do I remember the gift of Me'raj at the time of Fajr? At the time of Fajr do I remember the impassioned plea of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) as he parted from this world with regard to upholding the injunction of Salaah? The same should be considered with regard to Zohar and Asr - when the tills are ringing and with regard to Maghrib and Esha when other distractions are in the way.

Furthermore how do I perform my Salaah? Is it in the manner that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) performed it or is it performed haphazardly and in extreme haste? Have I gained concentration in Salaah? Also, do I perform it with Jamaat (which is waajib for adult males) in the Masjid? Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: "By that Being who has control over my life, I intend gathering some firewood. I would then instruct somebody to call out the Azaan and perform the Salaah while I go and set fire to the homes of those people who perform their Salaah in their houses without any proper excuse" (Bukhari).

Sayyadina Ibne Mas'ood (RA) says: "The one who wishes to meet Allah Ta'ala as a Muslim on the Day of Judgement should be punctual in the performance of his Salaah on hearing the Azaan. Allah Ta'ala has prescribed the clear ways of guidance for His Rasul (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). These Salaah too are among those ways of guidance. If you too will adopt the way of those who perform their Salaah at their homes, you will be abandoning the way of Rasul (sallallahu alaihi wasallam); hence you would be led astray. The one who performs Wudhu and leaves for the Masjid, for every step he takes he gets one reward, one of his sins are forgiven and his stages are elevated in Jannah. In the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) only an open hypocrite would not join the Jamaat. Even a sick person would be carried by two people and brought to the Masjid to perform his Salaah with Jamaat" (Ibid).

Salaah is not only an injunction of Allah Ta'ala and a responsibility and duty upon His servants; it is also a means of acquiring one's worldly needs. It is a means of averting calamities and hardships. It is reported in a Hadith that whenever any matter perturbed Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) he immediately resorted to Salaah. The Sahabah (RA) sought the solution to any problem by first resorting to Salaah. When discussing Me'raj, we need to take stock of how much we resort to the gift of Me'raj to solve our problems and difficulties.

While there are many reasons for the present pitiful condition of the Ummah throughout the world, one of the main reasons is the neglect of this fundamental injunction of Deen. While our conferences, summits, workshops and seminars may come up with many worthy resolutions, it is of prior importance that an all out effort is made to bring the entire Ummah onto the punctual performance of the five daily Salaah (in the correct manner with all its etiquette being observed). Without this it will be wishful thinking to expect the degradation of the Ummah to change for the better. With the proper fulfilment of Salaah and all the other injunctions of Deen, the help of Allah Ta'ala will be with us. Then minimal effort will make us victorious and gain us the best of both worlds.

Please remember the Ummah of Nabi (saw), the sick, the weak, the oppressed, our Marhoomeen as well as my family & I in your Dua'as, likewise we will do the same, Inshallah
Kindly make us maaf for anything said or done be it intentionally or unintentionally and let us love one another for the sole pleasure of the Almighty, Aameen

Friday, July 25, 2008

A Brother like that

Shuaib received an automobile from his brother as a Eid present. On Eid day when Shuaib came out of his office, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it. "Is this your car, Uncle?" he asked. Shuaib nodded. "My brother gave it to me for Eid." The boy was astounded.

"You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn't cost you nothing? Boy, I wish..." He hesitated. Of course Shuaib knew what he was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the lad said jarred Shuaib all the way down to his heels. "I wish," the boy went on, "that I could be a brother like that." Shuaib looked at the boy in astonishment, then impulsively he added, "Would you like to take a ride in my automobile?" "Oh yes, I'd love that."

After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow, said, "Uncle, would you mind driving in front of my house?" Shuaib smiled a little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big automobile. But Shuaib was wrong again. "Will you stop where those two steps are?" the boy asked. He ran up the steps. Then in a little while Shuaib heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled brother. He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car.

"There she is, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Eid and it didn't cost him a penny. And some day I'm gonna give you one just like it...then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the shop windows that I've been trying to tell you about."

Shuaib got out and lifted the boy to the front seat of his car. The shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable holiday ride. That Eid, Shuaib learned what the RasulAllah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) meant when he had said: "love for your brother what you love for yourself".

Jummah Mubarak

As-Salaamu-Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatu

Jummah Mubarak to you & your families on this Blessed day!

Those who joyfully leave everything in ALLAH's hand will eventually see ALLAH's hand in everything. Worries ends where faith begins.......
"I do not pretend to be a divine man, but I do believe in divine guidance, divine power, and in the fulfillment of divine prophecy. I am not educated, nor am I an expert in any particular field...but I am sincere and my sincerity is my credential."
The choicest of Blessings, Salutations, Salaams and Durood upon our Beloved Nabi Mohammed (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), All praise to Almighty Allah for granting us another Jummah so that we can make use of this auspicious day to strengthen our Imaan and make dua in huge congregations around the globe.

On this Mubarak day, Wishing you:
Not just a smile but laughter, not just happiness but pure joy, not just wealth but Heavens treasures and not just silence but Divine peace.

Make the remembrance of Allah(SWT), my garment, Oh Allah Every utterance from my mouth be your dhikr, Oh Allah.Instead of breath, It should be Your dhikr from my throat, Oh Allah let this Dhikr never leave me And the last thing on my tongue O Creator be
La iIlaha Illallahu Muhammadur Rasullulah

Kindly remember the Ummah of Nabi (saw), the sick and oppressed as well as my family & I in your Dua'as, likewise we will do the same, Inshallah

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an Angel was showing me around.We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels.My Angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to ALLAH said in prayer are Received."

I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world. Then we moved on down along corridor until we reached the second section.

The Angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section.Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them."I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and Were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only ONE Angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledgment Section,"my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed. "How is it that there's no work going on here?" I asked. "So sad, "the angel sighed. "After people receive the blessings, very few send acknowledgments back to ALLAH"."How does one acknowledge ALLAH'S blessings?" I asked.

"Simple," the Angel answered."Just say, "JAZAKALLAH.""What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked.

The Angel replied-"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep - you are richer than 75% of this world." "If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy." "And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity." "Also, if you woke up this morning with more health than illness- you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day." "If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation." "If you can attend a Masjid without the fear of harassment, arrest,torture or death - you are envied by, and more blessed than three billion people in the world.""If your parents are still alive and still married, you are very rare." "If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you are unique to all those in doubt and despair.

"REMEMBER: If you can read this message, you already received a blessing because someone was thinking of you as very, very SPECIAL.You are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read or write at all. SO! What Now? How can I start?

"ATTENTION: The ACKNOWLEDGEMENT DEPARTMENT: KINGDOM OF JANNAH - "Thank You ALLAH" For giving me the ability to share, & for giving me so many people to share with."
ﺃﻨﯿﺲﺍ ﺴﻞﺠﺊ
Please remember our brothers and sister less fortunate then us...

Definition of Hijaab

I thought this was an excellent way to describe the Hijaab...
What do you think, send me your thoughts

Friday, July 18, 2008

Jummah Dawns upon us

As-Salaamu-Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatu

Jummah Mubarak to you & your families on this Blessed day!

What Dua'a should be made in Rajab?

اللَّهُمَّ بارِكْ لَناَ فِيْ رَجَبَ وَشَعْبَانَ وَ بَلِّغْنَا رَمَضَانَ
Allaahumma baarik lana fi Rajab wa Sha'baan. Wa ballighnaa ramadhaan.
Meaning: O Allah, grant us Barakah (blessings) in Rajab and Shabaan and allow us to reach Ramadhaan and Allah knows best.

Happy moments, praise Allah
Difficult moments, seek Allah
Quiet moments, worship Allah
Painful moments, trust Allah
Every moment, thank Allah

Please remember the Ummah of Nabi (saw), the sick, oppressed, weak, our Marhoomeen as well as my family & I in your Dua'as, likewise we will do the same, Jazakallah

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thank Allah (swt)

Thank Allah (swt) for my shoes - they fit.

I woke up one day and I realised that there were many things about my life I was not satisfied with or better still, there were challenges that were threatening my soul. I said to myself, "Why should anyone envy me and want to be in my shoes."

They don't know how far I've come, they don't know what lies ahead of me, and neither do they know how dissatisfied I get with myself from time to time. People don't know the troubles that you've had or the price you had to pay to get to where you are. All they want to know is that they wish they were like you. Why should you wish you were in any body's shoes when you hardly know how they fit?

When you've worn your shoes for a while, they take the shape of your feet and align to the way you walk. If you were to wear my shoes, you will not be comfortable in them.
So I stopped wishing that I am in someone else shoes because it might not fit; rather I thank God for my shoes, because they fit! I have learnt to be the best in what I do, and I know no-one can replace me anywhere & in any sphere.

I am an original, my Allah is not in the cloning business He makes originals. I am His Master Piece...Make the best of what you do; besides you have this beautiful life to live ONLY ONCE.
Live it to the fullest.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Women's Lib and Islam

The article below is an immensely well written article. Looks like the writer is an Iranian woman. However, whoever or whatever she is, I think she deserves full marks for a very well presented article.

Woman's Reflection on Leading Prayer: Yasmin Mogahed
'Given my privilege as a woman, I only degrade Myself by trying to be something I'm not--and in all honesty--don't want to be: a man. As women, we will never reach true liberation until we stop trying to mimic men, and value the beauty in our own God-given distinctiveness.'

On March 18, 2005 Amina Wadud led the first female-led Jumuah (Friday) prayer. On that day women took a huge step towards being more like men. But, did we come closer to actualizing our God given liberation? I Don't think so.
What we so often forget is that God has honored the woman by giving her value in relation to God not in relation to men. But as western feminism erases God from the scene, there are no standard left but men. As a result the western feminist is forced to find her value in relation to a man. And in so doing she has accepted a faulty assumption. She has accepted that man is the standard, and thus a woman can never be a full human being until she becomes just like a man-the standard.

When a man cut his hair short, she wanted to cut her hair short. When a man joined the army, she wanted to join the army. She wanted these things for no other reason than because the 'standard' had it. What she didn't recognize was that God dignifies both men and women in their distinctiveness—not their sameness. And on March 18, Muslim women made the very same mistake.

For 1400 years there has been a consensus of the scholars that men are to lead prayer. As a Muslim woman, why does this matter? The one who leads prayer is not spiritually superior in any way. Something is not better just because a man does it. And leading prayer is not better, just because it's leading. Had it been the role of women or had it been more divine, why wouldn't the Prophet (SAW) have asked Ayesha (RA) or Khadija (RA), or Fatima (RA) -the greatest women of all time-to lead?

These women were promised heaven-and yet they never lead prayer.
But now for the first time in 1400 years, we look at a man leading prayer and we think, 'That's not fair.' We think so although God has given no special privilege to the one who leads. The imam is no higher in the eyes of God than the one who prays behind.

On the other hand, only a woman can be a mother. And God has given special privilege to a mother. The Prophet taught us that heaven lies at the feet of mothers. But no matter what a man does he can never be a mother. So why is that not unfair?

When asked who is most deserving of our kind treatment? The Prophet (SAW) replied 'your mother' three times before saying 'your father' only once.

Isn't that sexist? No matter what a man does he will never be able to have the status of a mother.
And yet even when God honors us with something uniquely feminine, we are too busy trying to find our worth in reference to men, to value it-or even notice. We too have accepted men as the standard; so anything uniquely feminine is, by definition, inferior. Being sensitive is an insult, becoming a mother-a degradation.
In the battle between stoic rationality (considered masculine) and self-less compassion (considered feminine), rationality reigns supreme.

As soon as we accept that everything a man has and does is better, all that follows is just a knee jerk reaction: if men have it-we want it too. If men pray in the front rows, we assume this is better, so we want to pray in the front rows too. If men lead prayer, we assume the imam is closer to God, so we want to lead prayer too. Somewhere along the line we've accepted the notion that having a position of worldly leadership is some indication of one's position with God.

A Muslim woman does not need to degrade herself in this way. She has God as a standard. She has God to give her value; she doesn't need a man.

In fact, in our crusade to follow men, we, as women, never even stopped to examine the possibility that what we have is better for us. In some cases we even gave up what was higher only to be like men.
Fifty years ago, society told us that men were superior because they left the home to work in factories. We were mothers. And yet, we were told that it was women's liberation to abandon the raising of another human being in order to work on a machine. We accepted that working in a factory was superior to raising the Foundation of society -just because a man did it.

Then after working, we were expected to be superhuman-the perfect mother, the perfect wife, the perfect homemaker -and have the perfect career. And while there is nothing wrong, by definition, with a woman having a career, we soon came to realize what we had sacrificed by blindly mimicking men. We watched as our children became strangers and soon recognized the privilege we'd given up.

And so only now-given the choice-women in the West are choosing to stay home to raise their children.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, only 31 percent of mothers with babies, and 18 percent of mothers with two or more children, are working full-time. And of those working mothers, a survey conducted by Parenting Magazine in 2000, found that 93% of them say they would rather be home with their kids, but are compelled to work due to 'financial obligations'. These 'obligations' are imposed on women by the gender sameness of the modern West, and removed from women by the gender distinctiveness of Islam.
It took women in the West almost a century of experimentation to realize a privilege given to Muslim women 1400 years ago.

Given my privilege as a woman, I only degrade myself by trying to be something I'm not--and in all honesty--don't want to be: a man. As women, we will never reach true liberation until we stop trying to mimic men, and value the beauty in our own God-given distinctiveness.

If given a choice between stoic justice and compassion, I choose compassion. And if given a choice between worldly leadership and heaven at my feet - I choose Heaven.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Yesterday afternoon I got an sms from a friend, the message read that her grand dad passed away...My reaction was of stunned disbelief.

I had spoken to her last week, she said he seemed to be getting better...than yesterday I get the Mayyit announcement.

Life is too short for the pity fights and arguments! Cherish every moment you have with your loved ones. Try to forgive and forget, moving past the hurt and hate!

May Allah (swt) favour him with a qabar as wide and as far as the naked eye can see, may He have pious and virtuous neighbours and may He favour him with the fragrance of Jannat-ul-Firdowse, Aameen. May Allah (swt) grant the same to every other Marhoomeen and the Mum'in of this Dunyah, Inshallah~Aameen.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Jummah Mubarak

This touches ones heart and this only confirms that Duaa is so powerful.A friend of mines always tells me ' Put your head on the mussallah, andsee what you cant get.'


This story was written by a Muslim doctor who worked in Africa.One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but inspite of all we could do she died leaving us with a tiny premature babyand a crying two-year-old daughter.We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive, as we had no incubator.(We had no electricity to run an incubator.) We also had no specialfeeding facilities.

Although we lived on the equator, nights were oftenchilly with treacherous draftsOne student midwife went for the box we had for such babies and thecotton wool the baby would be wrapped in. Another went to stoke up thefire and fill a hot water bottle.She came back shortly in distress to tell me that in filling the bottle,it had burst. Rubber perishes easily in tropical climates.And it is our last hot water bottle!' she exclaimed. It is no goodcrying over spilled milk, so in Central Africa it might be considered nogood crying over burst water bottles. They do not grow on trees, andthere are no drugstores down forest pathways.'All right,' I said, 'put the baby as near the fire as you safely can,and sleep between the baby and the door to keep it free from drafts.'Your job is to keep the baby warm.

'The following noon, as I did most days, I went to have prayers with anyof the orphanage children who chose to gather with me. I gave theyoungsters various suggestions of things to pray about and told themabout the tiny baby. I explained our problem about keeping the babywarm enough, mentioning the hot water bottle. Thebaby could so easily die if it got chills. I also told them of thetwo-year-old sister, crying because her mother had died.During the prayer time, one ten-year-old girl, prayed with the usualblunt conciseness of our African children. 'Please, Allah,' she prayed,'send us a water bottle. It'll be no good tomorrow, Allah, as the babywill be dead, so please send it this afternoon.'While I gasped inwardly at the audacity of the prayer, she added by wayof a corollary, 'And while You are about it, would You please send adolly for the little girl so she'll know You really love her?'As often with children's prayers, I was put on the spot. Could Ihonestly say, 'Ameen?'

I just did not believe that Allah could do this.Oh, yes, I know that He can do everything. The Holy Quraan says so. Butthere are limits, aren't there? The only way Allah could answer would befor a package to arrive from the homeland.I had been in Africa for almost four years at that time, and I hadnever, ever received a parcel from home. Anyway, if anyone did send me aparcel, who would put in a hot water bottle? I lived on the equator!Halfway through the afternoon, while I was teaching in the nurses'training school, a message was sent that there was a car
at my frontdoor. By the time I reached home, the car had gone, but there, on theverandah, was a large twenty-two pound parcel. I felt tears pricking myeyes.I could not open the parcel alone, so I sent for the orphanage children.Together we pulled off the string, carefully undoing each knot. Wefolded the paper, taking care not to tear it unduly.

Excitement was mounting.Some thirty or forty pairs of eyes were focused on the large cardboardbox. >From the top, I lifted out brightly colored, knitted cotton jerseys. Eyes sparkled as I gave them out. Then there were the knitted bandages for the leprosy patients, and the children looked a little bored. Then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas-that would make a batch of buns for the weekend. Then, as I put my hand in again, I felt the...could it really be? I grasped it and pulled it out -- yes, a brand-new, rubber hot water bottle, I cried. I had no tasked Allah to send it; I had not truly believed that He could.The ten year old was in the front row of the children. She rushed forward, crying out, 'If Allah has sent the bottle, He must have sent the dolly, too!'Rummaging down to the bottom of the box, she pulled out the small,beautifully dressed dolly. Her eyes shone!

She had never doubted.Looking up at me, she asked: 'Can I go over with you, Mummy, and give this dolly to that little girl, so she'll know that Allah really loves her?'That parcel had been on the way for five whole months. Packed up by my former school class, whose leader had heard and obeyed Allah's prompting to send a hot water bottle, even to the equator. And one of the girls had put in a dolly for an African child- five months before -- in answer to the believing prayer of a ten-year-old to bring it 'that afternoon.''Before they call for prayer, I will answer all prayers!'Allah wants us to ask of Him.and he will surely answer.Please share this amazing story with as many others as you can.

Our Allah really IS . . . AN AWESOME Allah!LESSONS TO BE LEARNED:Don't ever underestimate the POWER OF ALLAH-Allah can do anything Allah desires Kids are innocent and pure- Their duas[prayers] are easily and quickly answered by Allah The Dedication of this Muslim Doctor - spare time was devoted to Allah to bring others closer to Him- Lets also become invitees to ALLAH Don't forget others in need.

You may never know when you would be in need!Always contribute to good never know the little you give may save some ones life..or in which way it will benefit them.

Friday, July 04, 2008

JUMMAH MUBARAK to you & your family

Words of Wisdom from Hadrat ALI (Radiallahu Anhu):

The best speech is one that is short and reasonable. Speech is like a medicine, a small dose will cure but an excess will kill. Enlighten the heart with prayers.

May the Almighty bestow His choicest blessings on you today and always. May His Angels guide You every step you may take, taking away all burdens, only leaving goodness and lasting kindness in your path, Aameen
Kindly remember my family and I in your Dua’as, likewise we will do the same, Jazakallah

Jazakallah & Was-Salaam