Wednesday, December 7, 2011

This is what I've been up to

 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.

Well, enjoy!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Interesting stuff

Assalaamo Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

Dear friends here is something interesting that I came across, and would like to share it with you,

Don’t let people’s compliments get to your head and don’t

let their criticisms get to your heart ♥

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Eid Mubarak

Assaalaamo Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

Eid mubarak to you all.

We've had a day full of visitors coming and going, and lots of savoury n sweet things this Eid.

Hope you all also have a blessed n happy eid.


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Salat-ul Tasbeeh

Assalaamo Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

First of all let me wish you all Ramadaan Mubarak, may Allah Guide you and shower his mercies on you all always.

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)

This Salaah does take a while to perform so make sure a makrooh time is not coming in when reading it. I read it just yesterday, and after completing it I felt a beautiful satisfation in my heart, I felt that I have offered something beautiful to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala. The feeling is truly indescribable.

Hope you may also reap the rewards of this beautiful salaah this Ramadaan

Ma'Salaam & Enjoy your Ramadaan


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Total lunar eclipse

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
Make Zikr
and Take out Sadaqah.

What is a Lunar Eclipse and how does it occur?

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:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sunnat of Miswak - the natural toothbrush

Assalaamo alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

Here is a short interesting video about the Miswak, how to use it, its benefits, and implementing the sunnat in our children

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My Jummah message

Assalaamo Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

Jummah Mubarak to you all.

Almost every thursday night I get an Islamic sms from one of my friends.
The one I received today really touched my heart and I wanted to share it with you all.

"I cried because i had no shoes till I saw a man who had no feet." {sheikh Saadi}
Life is full of blessings, sometimes we r just too blind to see them.

The next time we begin to Complain, just remember this... Inshallah you will be thankful to Allah (SWT) for what you have.

Have a blessed n beautiful Jummah



I also have the following to share from an older message:

Hadrat Anas Radi ALLAH Taala Anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah Peace And Blessings Be Upon Him has said, “Everything has a heart, and the heart of the Qur’an is Yasin. Allah records anyone who recites Yasin as having recited the Qur’an ten times.”
[Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol 2, Page 116 - Sunan Daarimi, Vol 2, Page 336]

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Q & A on newly weds

Assalaamo Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

I just came across this video, and i would love to share it with you all.
This is such good advice for newly married men and women.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Duaa for sleeping and waking

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

Juhaifa narrated, When the Prophet (S.A.W) went to bed, he used to say, "Allhumma bismika ahya wa amut." And when he got Up in the mornings he used to say, "Alhamdu lillahi al-ladhi ahyana ba'da ma amatana wa ilaihi-n-nushur." [Bukhari Vol 9, Book 93, No 491]

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Status Update

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullai wa Barakatuhu,

How are you all doing?

I have been away for quite a while, a lot has gone on in my life since july last year leaving me with hadly much time to blog. I do try and keep up with what ever i come across.

I also am quite blank on topics i should blog about, so if there is any topic you would like me to do a post on just comment below and let me know.

I have not blogged much about my personal life, but here is a small update.
I have recenty been on a holiday to hopefully find a mate, mostly through advertisements in the newspapers, as is common there.
well, i did get a few proposals... some were inconsiderable... they were just not my match, most of these my parents assessed before they got to me.
Then there was one perticular person my Father found interesting, and called him over to interview him. All looked good, the guy was well mannered, worked in the airline, had a good job, but was previously married and claimed it was over between his wife and him.
Upon meeting his family we found that he was not divorced, already was engaged to another girl, and also trying to Finalize with me.

I was lucky before i left for this trip, i met a friend and asked her about what to read when a proposal comes and you dont know what response to give. She advised me to keep on reciting the following:


As soon as i first met this Airline guy I started reading this duaa, and when we met his family a day later, they told us the truth about this guy, coz they felt they did not want to deceive anyone that asks about him.

Alhamdolillah, Allah is great, i was saved from a marriage and husband that would have been totally false and fake, and could deceive me at any point in the future.

I am still reciting this duaa, and the trip did not end up totally useless, i learnt a valuable lesson, only Allah Ta'ala knows about the unknown.
I also learnt the power of Duaa.

May Allah Ta'ala keep me, my family, my readers, those who want to be guided, and those who have been guided always on the right path, rightly Guided. Ameen Thumameen

Ma' Salaam

Monday, February 28, 2011

Allah Ta'ala's beautiful creatures

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullai wa Barakatuhu,

Here are some photos I took of some amazing creatures that Allah Ta'aala has created - SubhanAllah!

The first one is a moth with triangles on its wings, and the second is a praying mantis resembling a leaf (found on our drive way)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Help needed to check the validity of a quotation

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
I found the following quote on a couple of websites in june and blogged it, but i cannot find that website now. This quotation sound "right", but is it?
I have been asked these questions by someone passing thru by blog. Can anyone give me the exact narration of this hadith and where is it to be found.

Pixie, u r a lady who has more knowledge than I, plz help.

"A woman needs to be maintained financially, spiritually, morally, and above all intelletually because women are creatures of sound, and men are creatures of sight, and above all you must know the art of a relationship, is based upon communication" –Imam Malik

Ma' Salaam