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First 10 days of Dhul Hijjah

November 17, 2009 § 11 Comments

Most of us want shortcuts. Easier way outs. Ways to invest little and gain a lot of reward. When it comes to the deen, a lot of Muslims tend to complain that its ‘hard’, that it’s difficult to keep up with praying 5 times a day and doing other ibaadah.

Well, although this isn’t exactly a way out for those people, it is a way to invest little and gain a lot of reward.

The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are nearly upon us [Starting tomorrow inshaAllah!] and these days and nights have a lot of importance in the sight of Allah. Deeds done in these 10 days have immense reward.

A few ahadith pertaining to these days:

  • Ibn ‘Abbas reports that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these days [meaning the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah].” The companions asked, “O Messenger of Allaah, not even jihad in the way of Allaah?” He said, “Not even jihad, except for the man who puts his life and wealth in danger [for Allaah’s sake] and returns with neither of them.” [This is related by the group except Muslim and an-Nasa’i]
  • Ahmad and at-Tabarani record from Ibn ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “There is no day more honorable in Allaah’s sight and no acts more beloved therein to Allaah than those in these ten days. So say tahlil (There is no deity worthy of worship but Allaah : Laa ilaaha illallaah), takbir (Allaah is the greatest : Allaahu Akbar) and tahmid (All praise is due to Allaah : alhumdulillaah) a lot [on those days].” [Reported by Ahmad, 7/224; Ahmad Shaakir stated it is saheeh]
  • Abu Hurairah relates that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “There are no days more loved to Allaah for you to worship Him therein than the ten days of Dhul Hijja. Fasting any day during it is equivalent to fasting one year and to offer salatul tahajjud (late-night prayer) during one of its nights is like performing the late night prayer on the night of power. [i.e., Lailatul Qadr].” [This is related by at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and al-Baihaqi]

Take most advantage of these days, step-up with the Ibaadah and earn the pleasure and ajar of Allah [SWT].

Who knows if you’ll live long enough to see the next Dhul Hijjah?

[More ahadith concerning these days found on: – First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah]

Nasheed for Hijabis [By Ahmed bin Ali Al-Ajami]

November 15, 2009 § 1 Comment

Came across this and I loved it. Shaykh Ahmed bin Ali Al-Ajami has a beautiful voice – especially his Qiraat of the Qurรกn. ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay strong if you wear the Hijab or the Niqaab – in the end, the ajar is with Allah SWT.

May Allah subhanna wa ta’ala give all our Sisters sabr who are facing problems be it at home or from the government because of their Hijab or Niqaab. Ameen.

Female Parking Skills

November 14, 2009 § 11 Comments

Okay, first of all – no additional cracks on female parking skills or driving. We drive just fine and I know some awesome female drivers. But when it comes to parking I absolutely hate it, especially reverse parking. I’ll take rounds of the area if I have to but I will not reverse park.

I came across these and they’re absolutely hillarious. My Sister and I were watching them and laughing while holding our stomachs. ๐Ÿ˜›

‘Fashion Week Karachi has strongly offended true Pakistani culture’

November 10, 2009 § 21 Comments

Except for the bombings and politically-related events I don’t usually keep very much upto date with whats happening inside Pakistan. But this caught my attention.

I knew the Fashion Week/Show raised some eyes but I didn’t actually know what ‘sort’ of a fashion show it really was.

Anyway:

Interesting video. Thoughts?

I just think its really silly how a lot of people are going from one extreme to another. ‘Pakistan isn’t about bombings and violence but fashion shows and half-naked Women?’ Isnt that just transferring yourself from one sort of repression to another?

And I know anyone walks out in any of those clothes in any of the cities of Pakistan is going to be plain labelled [wont mince my words here] a hooker. Those clothes don’t represent anything ‘Pakistani’.

Surah Al Infitar

November 9, 2009 § 2 Comments

This Surah never fails to move me. I think of it as a ‘reality check.’

How many times do we remember whilst sinning that there are Angels writing down every single thing we do?

Anyway, beautiful recitation by Shaykh Al Ansari, love his Qir’aat mashaAllah.

Neglecting

November 4, 2009 § 17 Comments

I know, I know. Doing it a lot. I’m barely getting time these days, not to mention the time I *do* get I spend lazing around to catching up on lost sleep.

Haven’t been replying to the comments or checking blog posts – my sincere apologies.

Updates? Na da.

Except for went out with aย  few friends of mine after a while, it felt good catching up. ๐Ÿ™‚

My very petite, tiny, blonde friend bought a gigantic Tundra truck. Lol, I am UTTERLY fascinated by it. Not to mention, she looks funny driving it. ๐Ÿ˜› I don’t know how she does it. At first I asked her if it was her husbands but she confirmed it was hers.

This is what a Tundra Truck looks like:

But driving such a car in Dubai, just makes people get out of your way. ๐Ÿ˜› Although I’d hate parking in that beautiful monster.

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