September 30, 2009 § 18 Comments
This Man… is not a Man. He’s a pathethic excuse for a Man. Honestly, the stupidity he comes up with is just… ridiculous.
Geert Wilders said women observing the Islamic dress code or Hjiab should be fined 1,000 eu ros (1,461 dollars) per year.
The leader of the liberal-right Freedom Party PVV made his remarks during a parliamentary debate about the government’s budget plans on Wednesday.
“Everyone who wants to wear a headscarf, should first apply for a headscarf license,” DPA quoted Wilders as saying.
Read the whole article here: Source
What will it be next? Ban Women from covering their bodies? Or has he failed to realise that the Hijab is not just a Muslim covering but worn [albeit in a different manner] by Jewish Women too?
May Allah SWT protect our Sisters’ in Netherlands who wish to practice their deen. Ameen.
September 26, 2009 § 4 Comments
The free time I had during Ramadan I would spend reading the Qurán. I wouldn’t let moments go to waste. Not like now, where I’m procrastinating again. Satan is truly back out. If I want to be Ahl of the Qurán I know I need to get my act straight. The whispering and desire of the nafs within our ownselves is deadly and it is something the Prophet sallalahu ‘alayhi wasallam feared for his Ummah.
The example of the one who follows his/her own desire in the Qurán is that of a dog:
And had We willed, We would surely have elevated him therewith but he clung to the earth and followed his own vain desire. So his parable is the parable of a dog: if you drive him away, he lolls his tongue out, or if you leave him alone, he (still) lolls his tongue out. Such is the parable of the people who reject Our Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.). So relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect (7:176)
I missed another class on Thursday and I got it from one of my teachers. Well she didn’t exactly shout or anything, we’re too old for that but she told me in clear words I needed to start being more serious. Laziness is so me. The sad part is, I know I have potential to exceed but when I don’t combine that with hard work I’m going to be lagging behind. When it comes to Islamic knowledge, you need to be steadfast and constant otherwise its difficult.
They say what you earn from the Quran is according to what you want to earn and how much effort you put into it. Some people are misguided by reading the Qurán while others better their Imaan and earn hidaya.
On the whole, it’s not about passing the course either, it’s about me as a person and how I want to better myself in terms of ilm.
I’ve been tampering with the idea of starting hifdh... the idea was a bit out of this world before, but now… not so much. I’ll have a few months free in between the time I finish this course and before my Summer semester at University starts. Lets see… Allah truly knows best.
I had the pleasure of meeting an abnormal girl who had memorised the Qurán. She has fits and shes constantly in a state of jerky movement. If she can do it, then we, with all her senses and our hands and feet and sight working normally can do it too. I was also linked to this video which really touched me.
It’s about a little girl called Bara’ah who is very very ill and in the hospital, but she is a hafidha of the Qurán. And her voice is beautiful. She calls the Shaykh on his show and in this video he gives her a lot of dua so that she may get well soon and he gets emotional too. I’m not sure what disease it is, but I think its a serious one like cancer. May Allah subhanna wa ta’ala give her shifa. Her voice is exceptionally touching.
September 21, 2009 § 30 Comments
I know it’s the second day of Eid, but it’s still Eid. I didn’t get time to get my henna done before Eid like how its usually done. The lady we usually call home backed out on us last minute because she was busy somewhere else.
Anyway, a friend of mine from the Masjid mentioned a salon where they do Henna and it turned out it was actually near my place. I just got my fingers done this time though, nothing too heavy.
September 20, 2009 § 4 Comments
I always find the sheer amount of Muslims gathering for Eid Prayers amazing. Our local Masjid is pretty big and can hold a few hundred people [Men] and on the Womens section we have windows where we can look down at them. And on Eid the Masjid is completely full with people from all walks of life respresnting Islam and its beautiful just watching and hearing the Men recite the Takbeer in loud voices. [On normal days the Imam tends to start the Mens Saff from the middle of the Masjid]
Anyway, Medina and Mecca hold some of the largest Eid Prayers mashaAllah, just watching this video sent chills down my spine. Not to mention, Shaykh Budair recites beautifully.
The only sad part is that regardless of how many in number we might be, we as an Ummah are still weak and struggling because victory does not come through number, but through having sincere and steadfast Imaan.
September 19, 2009 § 3 Comments
Wishing all of you a blessed and joyful Eid Mubarak!
TaqabbalAllahu minna wa minkum saleh el Amal. Ameen. Rabbana taqabbal minna salatana wa siayama wa qiyamana.
As always it is depressing to see Ramadan go, because it makes you wonder if your deeds have been accepted or not or if you were among those who Allah subhanna wa ta’ala saved from the fire or those who were cursed because Ramadaan came and they did not seek forgiveness from Allah.
Although everyone has been saying this Ramadaan had been declared a day late and therefore we’re just completing 29 days instead of 30. I fully expected to pray Taraweeh when I was at the Masjid, not to mention I haven’t even gotten my henna done. But inshaAllah khayr, there is always tomorrow.
I’d like to remind everyone that everyone, including Women and Children are recommended to go to the Eid Musalla/Masjid for Eid Prayers. Scholars the likes of Ibn Taymiyyah rahimulla consider it to be fardh, but wa Allahu alam.
According to a report narrated by al-Tirmidhi: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to bring out the virgins, adolescent girls, women in seclusion and menstruating women on the two Eids, but the menstruating women were to keep away from the prayer place and witness the gathering of the Muslims. One of them said, “O Messenger of Allaah, what if she does not have a jilbaab?” He said, “Then let her sister lend her one of her jilbaabs.” (Agreed upon).
I’m also linking an article regarding all the bid’ah [innovations] and mistakes people tend to do on Eid which have no basis in the Qurán and Sunnah.