Wednesday, July 25, 2012
First of all let me wish Ramadaan Mubarak to my friends! May Allah Ta'aala shower his blessings upon you all in this special month.
Well, I am still around, and lots of stuff has happened in the last seven months that i haven't been able to update you all on. Inshallah posts coming soon.
Yesterday i was listening to a bayaan by a sheikh in the mosque, and i want to share the treasures with you. The first 10 days of Ramadaan are dedicated to the mercy of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala. If we ask with sincerity from Allah to grant us his mercy & blessings, not only for Ramadaan but for the rest of the year we will surely get it.
The second set of 10 days from the 11-20th Ramadaan, is when Allah Taala grants forgiveness to whosoever asks for it.
The Last 10 days are for asking for REFUGE from the fire of Hellfire.
Abû Hurairah (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "He who observes optional prayer (Tarâwîh prayers) throughout Ramadân, out of sincerity of Faith and in the hope of earning reward will have his past sins pardoned." [Bukhari and Muslim]
May Allah Grant us all of the above, and may we rectify our faults, and become a better Ummah.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I am thinking of closing this blog. i do not have many topics and and not getting any comments so i really do not know if there is anyone reading my posts.
I am also do not have superb writing skills to make this blog very interesting. i do however, love to share what ever guidance i get from around me, from khutbas, books and discussions with friends.
My life is going through major changes and i do not wish to make this a blog discussing my life,
so to keep or not to keep.
Looking forward to your opinions and comments which i do miss.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Here are some of the photos from my trip. I had the most enjoyable Hajj, Alhamdolillah. Hajj always has some hardships, even if u r travelling with the best groups available.
Alhamdolillah, The ladies that were in our tent were really good, the Muallims and muftis that were with us, and prepared us by giving taleem daily after Asr Salaah.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I have heard of the merits of Salaatul tasbeeh, but was not sure how to perform it.
In my search i came up with two very informative websites that expalain things very nicely, instead of reproducing them here are the links
1.the merits of it
2. the method of reading it (and also here)
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Assalaamo Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
Today in Southern Africa we are witnessing a lunar eclipse. Right now as we speak the Moon has been totally covered by the shadow of the earth, and is no longer visible unless you know where the should be at this time.
This total lunar eclipse has occurred after 11years here in Africa.
The eclipse started at 20.23 Central African time, this is one of the longest eclipses, it reached total eclipse at 21.23 C.A.T and will end just after midnight.
This is a relatively rare central lunar eclipse where the center point of Earth's shadow passes across the Moon. The last time a lunar eclipse was closer to the center of the earth's shadow was on July 16, 2000. The next central total lunar eclipse will be on July 27, 2018.
The things todo on this night is to offer two rakaat Salaatul Khusuf,
Make abundant Istagfaar
and Take out Sadaqah.
What is a Lunar Eclipse and how does it occur?
A LUNAR ECLIPSE occurs when the Moon passes into the shadow of the Earth, becoming dim until emerging from the shadow. Lunar eclipses may be partial or total, and they can
happen only at full Moon. Total lunar eclipses last for up to 100 minutes; the maximum number each year is three.
According to the majority of learned jurists, prayer(salaat) on the occasion of an eclipse is Sunnat.According to Abu Hanifa(R.A.) ,there are two rakaats of salaat for SOLAR ECLIPSE in congregation(jamaat) without any sermon(khutba),and two rakaats for LUNAR ECLIPSE without congregation.
According to Imaam Shafiee(R.A.),the salaat shall be said in congregation with a khutba(sermon).
Method of making this Salaah:
Salat al-kusoof (solar eclipse Prayer) is sunnah mu’akkadah (confirmed sunnah) for both male and female believers. It is better to offer it congregationally in the mosque. Its time is from the beginning of the eclipse till it clears away. There is no adhan for the Prayer, but it should be announced, as stated earlier, with “as-salatu jami`ah.”
According to the hadith, narrated by `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her), salat al-kusoof is two rak`ahs; however, the worshiper bows twice in each rak`ah instead of once.
In the first rak`ah, after al-Fatihah, one recites a long or short surah. One then says “allahu akbar” and bows down in a long bowing. As one rises up, one says: “sami` Allahu liman hamidah, rabbana lakal-hamd.”
One then says “Allahu akbar” and bows down a second time but not so long. As one rises up one says, “sami` Allahu liman hamidah, rabbana lakal-hamd.”
As one resumes standing straight, one says “allahu akbar” and then falls down in prostration. One begins the second rak`ah by saying “allahu akbar” The second rak`ah should be observed like the first one. After the Prayer, the imam may give a guiding sermon.Excerpted from: www.usc.edu