Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Benefits of keeping Roza

What to expect during the month of fasting - benefits of keeping Roza
Detoxification Stage 1 (Day 1 To Day 2)

On the first day of fasting, the blood sugar level drops. The heart slows and blood pressure is reduced. Glycogen is pulled from the muscle causing some weakness. The first wave of cleansing is usually the worst. Headaches, dizziness, nausea, bad breath, and a heavily coated tongue are signs of the first stage of cleansing. Hunger can be the most intense in this period.

Detoxification Stage 2 (Day 3 To Day 7)

Fats, composed of transformed fatty acids, are broken down to release glycerol from the gliceride molecules and are converted to glucose. The skin may become oily as rancid oils are purged from the body. People with problem-free skin may have a few days of pimples or even a boil. The body embraces the fast and the digestive system is able to take a much-needed rest, focusing all of its energies on cleansing and healing. White blood cell and immune system activity increases. You may feel pain in your lungs. The cleansing organs and the lungs are in the process of being repaired. The breath is still foul and the tongue coated. Within the intestine, the colon is being repaired and impacted feces on the intestinal wall start to loosen.

Detoxification Stage 3 (Day 8 to Day 15)

You will experience enhanced energy, clear-mindedness and feel better. On the downside, old injuries may become irritated and painful. This is a result of the body's increased ability to heal during fasting. If you had broken your arm 10 years before, there is scar tissue around the break. At the time of the break, the body's ability to heal was directly related to lifestyle. If you lived on a junk-food diet, the body's natural healing ability was compromised. During fasting, the body's healing process is at optimum efficiency. As the body scours for dead or damaged tissue, the lymphocytes enter the older, damaged tissue secreting substances to dissolve the damaged cells. These substances irritate the nerves in the surrounding region and cause a re occurrence of aches from previously injured areas that may have disappeared years earlier. The pain is good as the body is completing the healing process. The muscles may become tight and sore due to toxin irritation. The legs can be the worst affected, as toxins accumulate in the legs. Cankers are common in this stage due to the excessive bacteria in the mouth. Daily gargling with salt and water will prevent or heal cankers.

Detoxification Stage 4 (Day 16 to Day 30)

The body is completely adapted to the fasting process. There is more energy and clarity of mind. Cleansing periods can be short with many days of feeling good in between. There are days when the tongue is pink and the breath is fresh. The healing work of the organs is being completed. After the detoxification mechanisms have removed the causative agent or render it harmless, the body works at maximum capacity in tissue proliferation to replace damaged tissue. After day 20, the mind is affected. Heightened clarity and emotional balance are felt at this time. Memory and concentration improve.
Subhaan Allah what great health benefits but think of the rewards that will really matter and given by Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala in this life and the hereafter Insha'Allah. Aameen

Monday, June 15, 2015

When making Dua'a & what to ask for

As Salaamu Alaikum Dear Reader,
 With the imminent approach of Ramadaan let us be mindful of what we make Dua'a for. One never knows when the Angels will say Aameen to you Dua'a.
Apart from asking for the usual things we often ask for at any given time, here are a few important things to include in your Dua'as:

-For death with imaan
-For good neighbours in your qabr

-For Allah to make questioning in the qabr easy for you
-For salvation from the azaab (punishment) of the qabr

-To be resurrected with imaan
-For Allah to grant you ease on the day of Qiyaamah

-For Allah to grant you shade under His Arsh (throne) on that day so that you do not drown in your own sweat and blood
-For Allah to make it such that your good deeds far outweigh your bad deeds and that no one may lay claim to your good deeds nor may they give you their bad deeds

-For ease when crossing the siraats (bridge that is thinner then a strand of hair and sharper then a knife)
-For Allah to grant you entry into Jannah and save you from the punishment of Jahannum

-For Allah to forgive your sins and help you to stay away from them
-For Allah to save you from all types of harm and from the harms of insects, animals, man, jinn, shaitaan and dajjal

-Don't forget to pray for our brothers and sisters in war torn countries. Pray for Allah to strengthen them in imaan and ease their sufferings.
-Pray for Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), the Sahabi, the Tabi'een, the tabi-tabi'een and all of the Prophets

-For ease for the deceased and for forgiveness for their sins
Remember to also start / end your Dua'as by praising Allah (reciting the 99 names of Allah) and reciting Durood upon Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).

Please aslo remember the Ummah of Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) as well as my family and I in your Dua'as, I'm always in need of it.

May this Ramadaan be all the you hoped for and more, Aameen

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Umme Haani radiyallahu anha (a relative of Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam) says, “Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam came to me (to my house at the time when Makkah was conquered) and asked if there was something to eat. I replied, ‘Nothing besides dry bread and vinegar.’ Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam said, ‘Bring it. That house is not without a curry which has vinegar in it.” (TIRMIZI)

Commentary: Allahu Akbar, what a simple life Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam led. How wonderful will it be if Allah in his infite mercy and with the intercession of His beloved Rasool also grants us such simplicity. The fact is that food and drink in the eyes of Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam was given only such importance, that it was only used when it was required. When necessary, he ate what was available. Eating was looked upon as being means to sustain life, and not as we see it, that the filling of the stomach is more important, and religious deeds are regarded as something of a secondary importance. Their aim in life was to propagate Islam and make a fertile ground for it, and as an obligation and human need to fulfil religious needs.
It is also deduced from this Hadith that where one has an informal relationship with someone, there is no harm in asking for something.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A Daughter's Dua'a

A Daughter's Dua'a

My mother nurtured me to be strong and beautiful inside out, just like the roots of a flower, when I sway help me to stand firm again.

My father disciplined me to be a principled valued member of society. When I feel like my integrity is being questioned or trampled upon, help me to rise again and stand tall.

My mother taught me the art of sharing and the etiquette of caring, when I feel cold in my heart, help me to share and care again let warmth radiate through.

My father placed his protective hand over my head when fear gripped me and gave me courage to face those fears. When I feel scared to stand up for justice strengthen the impediment in my speech and clear the thick cloud of doubt that may surround me.

My mother thought me to love with each beat of my heart; she loved me unconditionally even when I acted like a little monster. When I attempt to instill goodness and love in children, help me to show them the right way.

My mother, my father - Unqualified teachers,
Who taught me the value of life...

Shukran to Allah (swt) for blessing me with you both...For the ocean of knowledge you have shaed with me is invaluable - I am proud to be your student!

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha)

After the demise of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), his beloved daughter Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) fell ill. The illness lasted for six months and finally lead to her death. During this illness, she said to Asmaa’ bintu ‘Umais (radhiyallahu ‘anha): “There is something which is aggravating my sickness. I am worried that after my death, when I am wrapped in my kafan (burial cloth), the shape of my body will be exposed to men”. Asmaa’ (radhiyallahu ‘anha) comforted her saying that she had observed in Abyssinia that they used a wooden frame (bier) draped with cloth. Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) requested her to show her how it is made. When she saw it, she was elated. In fact, this was the only occasion she smiled in the six months she lived after the demise of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). (Haakim vol. 3, pg. 162 & Al-Istee‘aab vol. 4, pg. 451)    
Lesson: She lived a life of complete modesty and wished to die with complete modesty as well. Together with having the wooden frame, she insisted that her burial take place at night, so that the gaze of any strange man may not fall on her dead body. May Allah Ta‘ala shower His choicest mercies on her and bless us with even a small fraction of her modesty.