Monthly Archives: May 2010

Too Much

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After the fall of Andalus, the Jews were tortured & burned alive by the Catholic inquisition, and the only place in the world they could seek refuge was the Islamic Ottoman empire, which provided complete protection for them and allowed them to live anywhere within the empire except: Arabian gulf peninsula, Palestine, & Sinai, since they knew their plans! Today, they have “thanked” Turkiye by returning the favour! – Shaykh Waleed AbdulHakeem

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/7790919/Gaza-flotilla-the-Free-Gaza-Movement-and-the-IHH.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/canadian-activist-missing-after-ship-raided-by-israel/article1586701/

When is too much? Ya Al Jabbar, mend our hearts, mend the lives of my oppressed brothers and sisters. Ya Al Qahhar, grant my oppressed brothers and sisters justice. Ya Al Haqq wal ‘Aziz, grant the Ummah a righteous khalifa who will lead the Ummah back into the light. Ya Rabbi, to You we Belong and to You we Return… [via S.M]

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It’s Been a While :(

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Bismilah,
1) Ramadan! Ah how much i miss thou ❤ I was just laying down listening to Sudais’s famous qunoot duaa’s subhanAllah. My goal this ramadan = go to Meccah… speaking of which

2) I miss the Ka’bah! SubhanAllah, i was in such a blessing when i was able to visit it so many times, but never thought to thank Allah for allowing me to see it. Just thinking of the 4 years i have lived since i have since Meccah hurts my heart.. sigh 😦 May Allah allow us all to see the ka’bah (soon!)

Taken back in 2007

Not Canadian Enough?

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So, my two friends and I went around our neighborhood collecting money for a raising cancer event that is held in our school. First, i thought that my neighborhood would be pretty easy and give me 5 bucks each, little did i know how stingy people could be :(.

Anyways, we approached one house, and i went to ring the bell. An old man opened the door and was like;

“What is this… an arab invasion?!”

Lol, it was amusing, and i laughed it off and told him what i was really here for. He told me his wife had taught at the school we attended for 20 years, so he went to call her. Their house seemed so empty and quite scary. As we stood outside waiting for her to come, we began laughing about how the two friends of mine weren’t even ‘arab’.

When his wife, an old lady came up, she looked quite ‘astonished’ by how we looked. I told her what the event was and if she was interested in donating. She took out $5 and then signed a pledge. She kept looking at us weird, and they asked us where we were born and raised. To limit the talk we just told them we were born and raised in Canada (we honestly were so tired and just wanted to leave). Then the lady looked at me and asked;

“Well… why you still wearing that… why don’t you wear canadian clothes yet?”

Oh my, what was i going to say!

“Well, this is how i define modesty. I love what i wear, its part of my religion, and i am free to choose what i dress in.”

“But… *points at self* this is canadian clothes… not that *points at abaya*.”

“My body is a precious jewl, just like a pearl is covered by its shell, because its so precious, i keep myself covered up.”

It got quite awkward at this point… she gave me the scariest look ever;

“Are you insulting me… am i NOT modest!”

“No, no, no… you are but my religion is different. Didn’t Mary and Mother Taresa dress like this?”

*Silence*

Her husband then intrupted the silence;

“Yes, i am catholic, and nun’s always dressed like this, its how you are supposed to dress.”

It was such a weird conversation. The man was so knowledgable about islam and kept seeking to ask more, while his wife just didn’t like that we weren’t Canadian enough, and since we live in Canada we should dress Canadian… Even though Canada is quite multicultural.

So there is my story about a lady asking me why i haven’t ‘adapted’ to the Canadian atire yet. It was an awesome form of Dawah, may Allah guide them!

And honestly, i have never been asked such a question. No one has asked me about the abaya ever… 🙂

I Miss

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….blogging 😦

Sigh, hopefully i can come back to it one day inshaAllah soon. I have so much i want to post … too many drafts so little time!

Insha’Allah, just remember your sista in your dua’s!

25 to Enter Jannah

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25 Ways to Enter Jannah:

1. Whoever meets Allah without ascribing anything to Him will enter Jannah. [Bukhari]
2. Whoever believes (has Iman) in Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him), and establishes the prayer and fasts the month of Ramadan, it is incumbent upon Allah that He enters him in Jannah. [Bukhari]
3. Whoever builds a Masjid seeking by it the pleasure of Allah, Allah will build for him a similar place in Jannah. [Bukhari]
4. Whoever prays the two cool prayers (Asr and Fajr) will enter Jannah. [Bukhari]
5. Whoever goes to the Masjid (every) morning and in the afternoon (for the congregational prayer), Allah will prepare for him an honorable place in Jannah with good hospitality for (what he has done) every morning and afternoon goings. [Bukhari]
6. Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs (i.e. his tongue and his private parts), I guarantee Jannah for him. [Bukhari]
7. Whoever prays 12 Rak’ah in the day and night, a house in Jannah will be built for him. [Muslim]
8. Whoever treads a path in search of knowledge, Allah will make easy for him the path to Jannah. [Muslim]
9. Whoever repeats after the Mu’adthin (the caller to prayer) from his heart (i.e., sincerely) will enter Jannah. [Abu Dawud]
10. There is not one of you who perfects his Wudu and prays two Rak’ah setting about them with his heart as well as his face except that Jannah would be mandatory for him. [Abu Dawud]
11. Whoever says: “I am pleased with Allah as my Rabb, and with Islam as my Deen, and with Muhammad (peace be upon him) as my Prophet, Jannah would be mandatory for him. [Abu Dawud]
12. Whosoever last words are: La ilaha illa Allah, will enter Paradise. [Abu Dawud, Sahih]
13. Whoever says “SubhanAllah al-Adthim wa Bihamdihi, Glorified and Exalted is Allah, the Great, and with His Praise”, a date-palm will planted for him in Jannah. [Tirmidhi]
14. Whoever dies and is free from three: arrogance, grudges and debt will enter Jannah. [Tirmidhi]
15. Whoever raises two girls, he and I will enter Jannah. [Tirmidhi]
16. Whoever calls the Adhan for 12 years, Jannah will become mandatory for him. [Ibn Majah]
17. Whoever asks Allah for Jannah three times, Jannah will say: “O Allah, enter him into Jannah.” [Tirmidhi]
18. Whoever visits an ailing person or a brother of his to seek the pleasure of Allah, an announcer (angel) calls out: “May you be happy, may your walking be blessed, and may you be awarded a dignified position in Jannah”. [Tirmidhi]
19. Indeed, truthfulness leads to righteousness and indeed righteousness leads to Jannah. [Bukhari]
20. Allah guarantees him who strives in His cause and whose motivation for going out is nothing but Jihad in His cause and belief in His word, that He will admit him into Jannah. [Bukhari]
21. O people, spread the Salaam (greetings), feed the hungry, and pray while the people are asleep, you will enter Jannah in peace. [Tirmidhi]
22. (The performance of) Umrah is an expiation for the sins committed between it and the previous Umrah; and the reward of Hajj Mabrur (i.e., one accepted) is nothing but Jannah. [Bukhari]
23. Allah has ninety-nine names, one hundred minus one, and whoever believes in their meanings and acts accordingly, will enter Jannah. [Bukhari]
24. I saw a man going about in Jannah (and enjoying himself) as a reward for cutting from the middle of the road, a tree which was causing inconvenience to the Muslims. [Muslim]
25. O Allah, You are my Lord, none has the right to be worshipped except You, You created me and I am Your servant and I abide to Your covenant and promise as best I can, I take refuge in You from the evil of which I committed. I acknowledge Your favor upon me and I acknowledge my sin, so forgive me, for verily none can forgive sin except You. “If somebody recites this invocation during the day, and if he should die then, he will be from the people of Jannah. And if he recites it in the night, and if he should die on the same day, he will be from the people of Jannah.” [Bukhari]

[ref: sis Z.M]