Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Helping Orphans

Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam greatly praised that person who cares for an orphan by saying, "I and the guardian of an orphan will be like this is Jannah," and he indicated with his first two fingers leaving a small gap between them. Wherever one has the opportunity to take care of an orphan one should make haste in doing so.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hajj 2008 - Awesome

These picture's were sent by my brother - I cannot describe the feeling when I saw them. It brought tears to my eyes, Inshallah we all have the chace of going for Hajj, Aameen

Gold Thread being shown on the Kiswa

Water being sprayed at Pilgram - Arafat

Friday, December 12, 2008

Chocolate Anyone

The five-metre tall chocolate mosque was made from 200 kilogrammes of chocolate

An Indonesian chef makes finishing touches to a giant replica of a mosque made of chocolate at a hotel

Where is Allah


"I searched the mountains and the valleys but neither in the heights nor in the depths I was able to find Him. I went to the Kaaba in Makkah, but He was not there either. I questioned the scholars and philosophers, but He was beyond their understanding. I then looked into my heart and it was there where He dwelled that I saw him; He was nowhere else to be found."

~ Jalaluddin Rumi ~

Source: Radio Islam Newsletter



Allah gives hope to those who dream,

Miracles to those who believe,

Never lets down those who trust and

He never leaves the one who obeys Him

Jummah Mubarak to you all. Please remember Ummah of Nabi (SAW), the sick and weak, the oppressed as well as my family and I in your Dua'as, likewise we will do the same, Inshallah

Heart of a Muslim

Looking up at the sky, searching for Allah (swt) Most High
He rejected the way of worshipping Gods of clay

Prophet Ebrahim (AS) knew that Allah (swt) was near and that the heart of a Muslim is sincere

Under the hot burning sun, he declared Allah (swt) is One
Though with stones on his chest, his Imaan would not rest

The Muadhin knew that right would conquer wrong and the heart of a Muslim must be strong

In our poor meager state, little food on our plate
Mother said she was glad, always sharing what we had
When I asked how can we share what's not enough
She said the heart of a Muslim's filled with love
He said its time you should know, you will learn as you grow
That some people around will do what's bad to bring you down
Father said to be a star that's shining bright
For the heart of a Muslim does what's right

It's the heart of a Muslim through the guidance of Islam
That makes you fair and kind and helpful to your fellow man

So living as a Muslim means that you must play a part
Allah (swt) looks not at how you look, but what is in your heart

So whatever you do, make sure your words are true
Honesty is the best, because life is a test
Even if it hurts so much you want to cry
For the heart of a Muslim does not lie

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Point to Ponder

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear - Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

37 Points to Implement in Your Life

37 Points to Implement in Your Life..

Pray in the last third of the night

Go for Fajr and Esha Salaah in congregation

Say Adhkaar in the morning and evening

Remember Death often

Contemplate over the creation of Allah (swt) - how vast and beautiful His creation is

Gain some knowledge of the Deen daily

Remember the purpose of this life

Fast Voluntarily

Pray as if it is your last prayer

Read Qura'an

Give Sadaqa
Read Dhikr
Listen to Qura’anic recitations
Read Seerah and listen to lectures about Nabi (saw) life and times

Read about the life of the Sahabaah’s and listen to lectures about them
Say often, "Laa ilaha illa Allah".
When you have gained knowledge, inform others of it – daw’ah
Try to go to regular circles to have discussions about Islam
Smile for the sake of Allah, this is a form of Sadaqah
Reading Surah Khaf with deep thought and understanding, until it awakens you to the Dajaalic system that we live in

Always think about Allah (swt)
Learn about science in light of Qura’an and Islam
Call family and friends telling them you love them for sole pleasure of Allah (swt)
Protect ourselves from Shaitan
Make sincere Dua’a for the Ummah of Nabi (saw)

Try to help others as much as you can
Make reading of the Qura'an regular
Read certain Surah's at specific times, i.e. Surah Mulk at night
Thank Allah(swt) within your heart everyday till the day you die, then thank him yourself for everything ! Allahu Akbar
Make Dua'a for your brothers /sisters
Love for your brother what you love for yourself
Discuss Islamic matters with believing brothers/sisters - share knowledge, educate each other
Choose obedience over disobedience
Uttering "Inna Lillahi wa inna Ileyhi raji'oon –

“To Allah we belong and to Allah we return” whenever you are afflicted with anything whether it be small or big

Allah (swt) says: “Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods, lives and the fruits (of your toil) but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere. Those who, when misfortune strikes them, say: “Indeed we belong to Allah and to Him is our return. Those are the ones upon whom are blessings and mercy from their Lord and it is those who are rightly guided.”

[Sûrah al-Baqarah: 155]

The Prophet (peace be upon him)said: “No fatigue, illness, anxiety, sorrow, harm or sadness afflicts any Muslim, even to the extent of a thorn pricking him, without Allah wiping out his sins by it.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]

Look at how complex our bodies are (circulatory system, nervous system, etc) and realize that only Allah (swt) could have made something like that.
Love for your brother what you love for yourself
Make a point to do something good for someone else and leave the rest to the Almighty

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Life's First Aid Kit

Items Needed :

R10 bill

Candy Kiss

Tea Bag


Rubber Band


Chewing Gum

Band Aid



TOOTHPICK - to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others.

RUBBER BAND - to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but it will work out.

BAND AID - to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else's.

PENCIL - to remind you to list your blessings everyday.

ERASER - To remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it's okay.

CHEWING GUM - to remind you to stick with it, and you can accomplish anything.

R10 - to remind you that life & its experiences are priceless

CANDY KISS - to remind you that everyone needs a kiss or a hug everyday.

TEA BAG - to remind you to relax daily and go over your list of blessings.