Monday, December 21, 2009

Watch out for these HARAAM ingredients!!!

Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

I just came across the following ingredients that are HARAAM! Please watch out for them in your food stuff as well as in Make up products!

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This is a red colouring that is derived from the blood of an insect. You may ask me why is it Haraam, well, the following verse explains this:

“He hath forbidden you only carrion, and blood, and swineflesh, and that which hath been immolated to (the name of) any other than Allah. But he who is driven by necessity, neither craving nor transgressing, it is no sin for him. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful” (2:173).

Hope this helps you when there is no stamp of a Halaal authority on a product you want to buy!

Ma' Salaam!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blogger not working properly :(

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

Today I finally got a chance to access my computer and put up some pics from Eid and Hajj, but sadly Blogger won't upload the photos :(

I don't have the patience to try again now, so will try later inshallah.

Hope i haven't missed any comments due to problems with my blog...

Take care

Ma' Salaam

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I'm back! N i bring u memoirs of my Hajj!

Assalaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

I want to wish you all Eid Mubarak in advance,as inshallah we shall be having eid here tomorrow 27th November, just as it is in Saudi Arabia.

I went for Hajj about 6 years ago, and it was truly marvelous, and with it came lots of lessons of patience and tolerance of other people and their habbits.

My journey started of on the 6th of zil Hijj when we arrived in Makkah directly in the late afternoon. We rested in our room for a few minutes and then went out for our first Umrah, as we had already put on our ehram at the start of the journey. After we had finished our Umrah we slept for the night, and the next day our group was shifted to the tent city in Mina (pics following soon inshallah) we spent the 7th &8th in Mina and in the night of the 8th we moved to the make shift tents of Arafat, these tents did not have tje luxury of the air conditioners of Mina, but we were ther for devotion and not comfort.. We made lots of Ibaadat there consisting of Nafl Salaah and lots of Quraan recitation and lots of duaas. We heard the khutbah at zohr from our tents, then stayed there till sunset, after which we were sorted into groups again to go to Muzdalifa. The mountain side where we were to spend the night (no tents here), collect stones to pelt the Shayateen, and move back after Salaah fajr on morning of the 10th back to Mina. We pelted the Shayateen late Asr time as the crowd was relatively less at that time and then went back to Makkah to complete the Hajj by doing Tawaaf and performing the Saee (running between mount Safaa and Mount Marwaa), and finishing with the men shaving their heads and the ladies trimming their hair.

After this was done, and our camel was slaughtered (the next day) we had Camel Biriyaani for lunch. I must say it was pretty Yummy, although camel meat does not taste like camel meat at all!

Right now you can watch a live broadcast of the hajj on aswatalislam website.

if u know of any other site broadcasting live let me know.

Ma Salaam.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

I was just wondering how many of you have watched the arrivals as a movie or on youtube and am wondering what you think about it.
If you haven't it's a good watch, but am wonderin how much of it is actually sci- fi and how much is reality. have a look and let me know what u think.

here's the link for the first part.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

Wishing all my fellow bloggers and Muslim Blog readers a very happy and blessed Eid Mubarak!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Things to know about fasting

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

I'd like to share with you some important information that i came across about fasting that every Muslim should know.
This is a just a little bit of information, inshallah I will post up some more info soon.

1) Fasting is compulsary for the following persons;
a)A muslim
b)who is sane
c)who has reached the age of puberty.
d)Who is healthy
e)who is able to fast
f)who is residing (not on a journey)
g) in the case of a female, she should be free from Haydd (monthly Period) and
Nifaas (menstruating after childbirth)

2) Niyyah (intention) is a required condition in fard (obligatory) fasts, and in other obligatory fasts such as making up missed fasts or fasts done as an act of expiation (kafaarah), because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "There is no fast for the person who did not intend to fast from the night before." (Reported by Abu Dawood, no. 2454.)

3) Things that invalidate the fast ( MUF'TIRAAT) are:
a)Whatever enters the hollow. thus whatever passes the throat invalidates the fast, or when a person puts drops in his nose or ears or places a bud or something similar behind his eardrums. Also if a person puts his finger or anything in his anus, or when a doctor places any instrument in the womb to examine the fetus, then also the fast becomes invalidated.

b)To vomit intensionally or deliberately

c)Sexual intercourse or when/ sperm are discharged intensionally & masterbation (see here )

d)the occurence of Haydd or Nifaas

e) madness

4) the following do not invalidate the fast;

     a) Involuntary vomiting

     b) having a wet dream

     c) Brushing teeth even with toothpaste as long as it is not swallowed ( but it is better not to use it)

     d)Applying hair Oil and perfume

     e) Tasing food (not swallowing it)

5) Performing Taraweeh: It is sunnah to perform 20 RAkaah Taraweeh and it is recommended to complete the Quraan during taraweeh within the month of Ramadaan before the 29th of Ramadaan. Taraweeh is also called Salaatul- Qiyaam. Below is a duaa to be read after every four rakaats during the taraweeh.

This is it for tonight i am off to bed now, just have 3hrs till sahoor. Inshallah will post some more soon.

Ma' Salaam

Ramadaan Mubarak!!!

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ramadaan Mubarak!!!

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

Sorry! I've been missing for more than a month now!
I feel really bad for not posting anything lately.

I've just been "burried" under loads of work, and come back home most days to find visitors at home so have to help my mom with preparing the dinner, and clearing it all up after guests have left, and i have no energy left.

What scares me is that Ramadaan is just round the corner, and i'm not prepared. I can see Ramadaan going by in the same way. I just Make duaa that I can finish the Quraan this year in the holy month. Please remember me in your Duaas

I know some of you may start fasting on Thursday or friday, here it's either Friday or Saturday.

May Allah accept our fasts, good deeds and Duaas.

Wishing you all Ramadaan Mubarak, May Allah Guide you and make the fasts easy for you. Ameen Sumameen.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The month of Rajab

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

We are already halfway trough the month of Rajab, none the less, the information about this month is important to all Muslims.

Rajab, being the seventh month of the Islamic calendar is a stepping
stone to the auspicious months of Shabaan and Ramadaan. Rajab is
from the Ashur Hurum (Sacred months), one of four such months in
which battles were prohibited. When the moon of Rajab was sighted
Rasulullah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) would recite the following

“Allahumma baarik lana fee rajaba wa sha'bana wa ballighna ramadaan”
“Oh Allah! grant us blessings in the month of Rajab and Shabaan, and
make us reach the month of Ramadhaan”
(Shu'abul-Imaan & Ibnus Sunni)

This Dua should be recited regularly in the month of Rajab and
Shabaan. In preparation for Ramadaan, the relevance of Rajab maybe
understood as the month to sow seeds (good actions), Shabaan is the
month in which we should water those seeds (with tears of remorse)
and Ramadaan is the month in which we reap the harvest.

Whilst the arrival of Ramadaan is certain, no person is guaranteed
reaching Ramadaan. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) would
express his eagerness to be blessed with the month of Ramadaan from
Rajab. We should therefore become more inclined towards virtuous
deeds and Ibaadat in these months.
May Allah Ta’aala let us all reach Ramadaan and grant us the ability to
spend it in a manner that is most pleasing to Him. Aameen.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Blog Updates?

Assalaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

Dear sisters i'm havin trouble followin ur blogs and commenting on them. Two of my fav blogs i am not getting updates for. I don't know if it's my browser or blogger, thats causin this i hope it shows up soon.

Sister Pixie from i love hishma, i can only see the post of 'an unwanted apprentice' and sis Hebayeb the last one is the one on beautiful Calligraphy.

I'm really missin ur blogs.

To the other sisters, i'm readin ur blogs whenever i have a chance, but sometimes am not able to comment!

Love you all for the sake of Allah!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The manner of greeting

Assalaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

When a greeting is offered to you, meet it with a greeting more courteous, or at least of equal courtesy. Allah takes account of all things.

Quraan S. 4 V.86

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Decline of a nation

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

It has been narrated by Abu Hurairah (Radiallahu anhu) that Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: "When my followers will begin to adore the worldly benefits, their hearts will be deprived of the importance of Islam; and when they stop enjoining the good and forbidding evil, they will be deprived of the blessing of the revelation (the Quran); and when they will abuse each other, they will fall from the esteem of Allah Ta'ala."

Lesson: The meaning of this Hadith is as clear as daylight. Is it any wonder the Ummah is where it is? Can we seriously blame anyone else for our plight?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Saved from impulsive buying!!!

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

I almost bought something that i didn't need. A lovely pair of sweat pants!!!
I saw this lovely pair that i really wanted, but not needed, and as I was standing in the queue to pay for them, and then it hit me that i already had lots of pants that i could use as substitutes for them, and that it would be more worth while if i spent that money on donations for something more useful such as a blanket for a poor family who might need it during this winter season. I turned right back put the sweat Pants back and walked out of the store feeling very very happy, Alhamdo lillah!!

just this little bit from me today!

Ma' Salaama

Monday, June 1, 2009

Some Advise needed!!

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

A few months ago I joined up with a group of Muslim girls that were combining Islamic Teachings with "fun" things girls could do. in this group there was one senior lady who overlooked the activities of these girls. At first it all seemed like a really great idea and most girls would pitch up only when there was something big going on like a tea or a themed party.

This carried on for sometime, and the girls somewhat stayed on track. one day they teamed up with the muslim Boys group and decided to have a joint party, but they agreed to have separate halls. This is when i started to pull out of their group and not associating with them.
Now decided to permanently join the boys group, they have meeting with them etc. (which i consider to be totally haram as i don't see them do it for a worthy cause)

Just a day ago they have asked me to do an article for their "joint" Newsletter, and I have turned them down coz i didn't want feel like supporting this group, as i see them doing wrong! But at the same time I want to guide them back to how they were...

Am I over reacting or am I simply not supporting them.
What do u guys think I should do?

Monday, May 25, 2009

The 99 Names of Prophet Muhammed (Peace be Upon Him)

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

Below are the 99 names of the Prophet Mohammad (Peace be Upon Him).
I recently came across them and decided to share them with you.

A seventeenth-century Suhrawardi mystic of Ucch (Pakistan) composed a work called Jawahir al-Awliya (Jewels of the Saints), that contains an interesting chapter on the virtues and blessing powers of Sarkar-e-Madina Hadrat Muhammad's (Salla Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam) ninety-nine names. The author recounts various traditions connected with their use. Hadrat Ghawth al-A'zam, Sultan al Awliya - the King of Saints, Shaykh Abd'al-Qadir Jilani (Radi Allahu ta'ala anhu) is reported to have said that a person who recites them once every day and every night will be preserved from all kinds of affliction, and his faith will always remain undisturbed.

According to the author's ancestor, Hadrat Makhdoom Jahaniyan (Rehmatullahi ta'ala alaih) of Ucch, the recitation of these names after the dawn (fajr) prayer will cause all sins, great and small, open and secret, to be forgiven, and Hadrat Sultan Sayyad Mahmood Nasiruddin Bukhari (Rehmatullahi ta'ala alaih) is reported to have said that whoever recites them seven times after the noon (zuhar) prayer will never be harassed by birds or beasts. Another Sufi ascribed to their elevenfold recitation after the evening prayer an increase in knowledge, mildness, and gnosis.

But the greatest reward, for someone who recites Hadrat Nabi-e-Kareem Muhammad's (Salla Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam) ninety-nine names twelve times after the night (isha) prayer, was revealed to Makhdoom Jahaniyan by the Most Beloved Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam) himself during that Sufi's visit to Madinah Munnwarra : Sayyadina Hadrat Muhammad (Salla Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam) promised that he would definitely bring that person to Paradise, and would not enter it without him.

Note: The manner of reciting the noble names is as such you recite sayyiduna then the name and finish with sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, for example (Sayyiduna Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Sayyiduna Ahmad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Sayyiduna Hamid sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Sayyiduna Mahmud sallallahu alayhi wa sallam etc).

Asma-e-Muhammad (saw): Beautiful names of Holy Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa (pbuh)

Asma-e-Muhammad (saw): Beautiful names of Holy Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa (pbuh)

Here is a list of 99 beautiful names of Holy Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa (pbuh) with their meanings in English

Mahmud Hamid Ahmad Muhammad
Shahid Fatih Aqib Qasim
Basir Mashhud Rashid Hashir
Hadi Shafi Da'i Nadhir
Naji Munji Mahi Mahdi
Tihami Ummi Nabi Rasul
Haris Alaikum Aziz Abtahi Hashimi
Mujtaba Taha Rahim Ra'uf
Mustafa Ha-meem Murtada/Murtaza Tasin
Wali Muzammil Aula Yaseen/Ya-sin
Tayyib Musaddiq Matin Muddasir/Mudaththir
Aamir Misbah Mansur Nasir
Mudari Quraishi Nazari Hijazi
Sadiq Kamil Hafiz Nabi al-Tauba
Habib Allah/Habeebullah Kalim Allah/Kaleemullah Abdullah Amin/Ameen
Haseeb/Hasib Khatam al-Anbiya Safi Allah Naji Allah
Rasul ar-Rahma Muqtasid Shakor Mujeeb/Mujib
Ma'lum Ma'mun Hafi Qawi
Awwal Mati Mubeen/Mubin Haqq
Yatim Batin Zahir Akhir
Siraj Sayyid Hakim Karim
Mubashshir Mukarram Muharram Munir
Khalil Qarib Mutahhar Mudhakkir
Adil Khatim Jawwad Mad'u
Salla Allahu alaihi wa Sallam Rasul al-Malahim Shahid Shahir

Here is a video also