Friday, November 7, 2014

Sleep Paralysis!

No not a scientific account, but just to create awareness to save electricity around the world! The intention and the topic does not make sense?!? Keep reading
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After moving to my boarding - being alone in a room, I once a terrible experience! I must be sometime past midnight I suddenly woke up to see two intruders (silhouettes) in my room and one of them (a man) was seated at my table and speaking to me. I could not figure out if the other was a man or woman, who stood at the foot of my bed, probably looking or staring!

Image Source: Viva La Ghash

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Cleansing of the Heart

Are not days moving fast? We barely have time to stop, speak to the ones beside us? Are we sparing time for the remembrance of Allah? To do dhikr?

"I pray 5 times a day" is not only the answer! Of the 24 hours a day you are blessed with, do you utter a word Alhamdulillah? SubhanAllah? Allahu Akbar? Was it a insubstantial slip of tongue or a remembrance with the reflection on it? Is it forgetfulness or failed time management that deprives of sparing time for the remembrance of Allah? Or the failure to understand the rewards and out-turns of these dhikr?

The Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said: “Shall I not tell you about the best of your deeds, the most pure (i.e., righteous and sincere) of them to your Creator, that which will entitle you to the highest ranks, which is better for you than donating gold and silver for the sake of Allah, which is better than fighting your enemies in Jihaad where you kill them or they kill you (i.e., you become martyrs)?” The people replied: “Yes, O Messenger of Allah.” So he said: “The mention of Allah.” (Tirmidhi)

Abû Hurairah (r.a.) narrated that the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Allah will give shade to seven (types of people) under His Shade (on the Day of Resurrection). One of them will be a person who remembers Allah and his eyes are then flooded with tears.” (Bukhâri, Vol. 8, Hadeeth 486)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Daddy's Little Princess

“Daddy’s little girl” is spoiled, coddled, and cuddled as a child – but what happens when she’s no longer a little girl, but growing up into a young woman?

Amongst the many family dynamics issues that the Muslim community is beginning to address, one of the least-discussed subjects remains that of father-daughter relationships.
It is an issue which has been overlooked, ignored, and generally treated with a sense of discomfort. Particularly amongst immigrant families, the relationship between a father and his daughter(s) is often a distant one; girls are encouraged to spend the majority of their time with their mothers and other womenfolk.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Faith in Humanity Restored

1. This sign at an awesome bookshop

2.  A kind stranger who stopped a day from being ruined

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Addicted to Pornography?

“Allah has decreed for every son of Adam his share of zina, and there is no way to escape from it. The zina of the eye is a glance, the zina of the tongue is speaking and the zina of the mind is wishing and hoping; then the private part either acts upon this or it does not.” [Bukhari and Muslim]

Pornography has got its vile grip among many youngsters and adults alike. With the increased ease of access to pornography through internet children too are subjected to this pernicious habit or rather accurately called 'addiction'. 

Studies reveal pornography on the long run leads to reduced productivity at work / studies etc, lowers self-esteem. A study from University of Sydney, which is at its preliminary stages,  found that excessive passion for porn increases severe social and relationship problems in an individual. 43% of those surveyed started watching porn between the age of 11 and 13, and 20% of them prefer smut than real intimacy with partners. Smut causes its viewer to disconnect from the society, isolation, and their carnal knowledge is often an imitation of reel than real.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Obama Silenced

"Will you apologise to the thousands of Muslims you've killed?"

"Can you tell the Muslim people that our lives are as precious as theirs?"\

"Why did you kill Anwar al-Awlaki?"

This was a post I shared back in 2013, but the truth the video holds and the depth of truth it can unravel by just a few moments of contemplation is worth it's share... again...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Allahumma Innaka `Afuwwun Tuhibbul `Afwa fa`fu `Annee

Aisha, (may Allah be pleased with her), said: "I asked the Messenger of Allah: 'O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?'

He (The Prophet PBUH) said:

'Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.'"

"(Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi).

اللْهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ 
O Allah, You are pardoning

تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ 
and You love to pardon

فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
so pardon me

Sunday, July 6, 2014

How You Can Beat The Martyr To Paradise!

It is the blessed month of Ramadan, the month where blessings of Allah flourish Muslims, who pray, make dua and seek repentance in him. It is the Al-Mighty himself alone knowledge on our certainty of our existence next Ramadan, hence should not it we make use of every moment?

Involve in much dua, prayer, repentance and dhikr as you can. Nothing will go wasted, Our Al-Mighty is the only person who is ready to listen day and night to us! Are we ready to wake day and night to find solace in him?

I came across this video, Masha Allah, it did make a difference in me this Ramadan! And am sharing with the very hope it makes a difference in very one of you too.

We are aware the what hardships a martyr endures to please his creator, but the Most-Merciful has even bestowed status above a martyr for the  muimineen.

"One Day shall you see the believing men and the believing women, how their Light runs forward before them and by their right hands: (their greeting will be): "Good News for you this Day, gardens beneath which flow rivers, to dwell therein for forever. This is indeed the highest Achievement".
(The Holy Koran, Chapter 57. "Iron", verse 12)

Ramadan Mubarak

Two things define you...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Stab My Hijab?

You must not have seen this in the mainstream media, definitely not! While the whole world is busy celebrating the FIFA 2014 world cup a Muslims sister was stabbed 16 times to death for the mere sake of wearing a hijab?

Nahid Almanea was a Saudi student of University of Essex, doing her PhD in life sciences, she was stabbed 6 times in her brutal and savage attack, as she was on her way to her lectures on Tuesday. 31 year old sister, was reported to be living with her brother who usually accompanied her to her university but on the day of incident has set off early, hence Nahid had take her route alone. 

Nahid who arrived just 6 months ago sustained knife wounds in her head, neck and body, when she was found dead in a footpath in Colchester, Essex at 10.40 AM. It is feared and believed the attack was a race-hate, provoked by her choice of dress code. A man aged 52 was arrested on relevance to this incident and is being held on custody.

Now being told what happened, why is this not in news? Why would not anyone raise their voice for a student who opt to wear a cloak? Is this double standards? Or is a Muslims blood so cheap it should/will not be spoken of?

CCTV Footage showing Nahid 20 mins. before the attack

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Poverty and Capitalism - The Ignored Visible Link!

Brazil is in the uproar for the FIFA with the common slogan being chanted around and graffiti popped about saying "F*** FIFA". It is a society that draws the line of disparity of wealth, while there are other needs as sanitation, health and education in Brazil, the Brazilians consider FIFA as a pooling of their money to already filled money banks! The uproar can be for the first time or something new but the money loot and extravagance expenditure is not for the first time globally, it just happens everywhere! While a part of the country is starving in hunger and ailments and are denied financial aid or deprived of monetary support there is the elites of the country in lush celebrations where 'only the chosen' is privileged!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Cat Meets A Baby For First Time?

Yes, a cat meets the baby for the first time and the reaction is what we would all expect! I can't help love the reaction in his face "What the hell is this! Well you deal with it!". Just a poor cat frightened of a baby he is.. He should wait until the baby turns to a toddler....

Monday, April 21, 2014

Misquoted Verses of Quran

We are always bugged with incessant reminders of the violence and terrorist promoting verses on Quran and how a fundamentalist can cause danger to a society by the way Quran guides them. The fact is Reading Quran completely adhering to the historical and literate context it is very evident Islam in no means promotes terrorism, nor does it order any Muslim to kill another human due to a disjuncture in religious faith.

I don't really know how should people be categorised as ignorant, islamophobes, or sheeple (follow the majority blindly) who mis-apply the Quran verses to forcefully make others believe Islam is violent and Muslims should be eradicated from wherever we are. Yes, this happens especially if you are in a  non-Muslim country!. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Child Trafficking - The Road To Slavery

Child exploitation and trafficking is common news we come across on a daily basis, that the statistics are so frequently heard that we have grown to be numb to it. Though there are so many organisaton around the world to prevent child trafficking and slavery; why has this still been the industry than has an annual income of $32 Billion?

Of the world wide human trafficking 20% of them consist of children mostly girls and of which 72% are forced or deceived into prostitution and 18% in labour which also includes hazardous labour works. As estimated by the US Government, in 2013, 300, 000 children are trafficked within USA annually.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What if a Kid from London Had the Life of a Syrian Kid?

A harrowing video has clearly depict the horror in life faced by a British 6 year old if war is at home in London. 

This strong video conveyed the powerful message of insentitivness leaving a million viewers haunted with the end lines "Just because it isn't happening here, doesn't mean it is not happening"  . The video has reached three million views from the time it was published in Wednesday. 

The birthday starting with happiness and love around the 6 year old soon turns into a night mare with rockets and shells killing people around her and reducing her home to rubble. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Why Cannot Muslims Untangle Themselves From Interest?

Interest has become an inevitable fact we are dealing with. Bank loans, credit cards, fixed deposits etc all are involved with interest where we either become the giver or gainer of interest. We are incessantly questioned that why Islam has prohibited interest if it has had a forecast on how the system will be in the future.

Capitalism originated under the European dominion years after the Islam was spread and practiced. Though the significance of capitalism during the initials periods were great progress, increased productions, utilizing the natural resources at national levels and improvised standard of living for the working ; today it has resulted in divided wealth where one part of the world starves while other has in excess. Todays' capitalistic society has originated from the basis of usury and monopoly which Islam has strictly prohibited in Islam, which clearly defines the incompatibility of Capitalism and Islamic ruling (Shariah). The development of capitalism from its early benign phase to present profoundly unfair phase was accompanied  by national loan, which led to the creation of banks. These  banks which provided loans in advance in return for some interest played an important role in the financial operations of a capitalistic society in which powers gradually have been transferred to these centers which are based on usury.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Island of Dolls

Just south of Mexico city, between the canals of Xochimico you can find an island, which has now turned into a hot tourist spot.Unlike the area around it which is inhabited by thousands of humans, this island is home to hundreds horrible mutilated DOLLS!

Imagine walking into an Island and hundreds of creepy glazed eyes watching you from every corner!! 

The trees of this island are decorated with dolls some headless, severed limbs and others disfigured, cuteness and loveliness of them have moved beyond evilness and disturbance. 

This island is known as Isla de la Munecas (The Island of Dolls) and it has a really sad and yet creepy story behind it, which has the least possibilities to turn this place into a  tourist attraction site. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Who’s Up For a Game of Angry Muslims?

Just another day, was surfing different Muslim blogs and stumbled upon the Muslim Medicine and comic blog  Superhanallah, both extremely funny Islamic blogs and I really was enjoying them.

I spotted an article in the Muslim Medicine that was really reflecting an hardcore truth and thought of sharing it in here.


Ladies and Gentlemen, please allow me to introduce to you the latest twist in one of the most popular game apps in the world- Angry Muslims! A riveting game of royally-infuriated Muslim birds who delve into indiscriminate fits of rage and blindly launch themselves into any nearby structure causing massive destruction to both themselves and their surroundings for the sole purpose of killing a pig-like caricature of an enemy that just sits there and does nothing but snort stupidly from time to time.
Sound like a wonderfully fun game? You betcha! For those downloading and playing it right now, it’s laughably comical to see just how far these Angry Birds are willing to go just to annihilate an enemy that no one else pays attention to or even cares about.
Did you even know that green evil snorting pigs existed in the first place? Probably not, until these lovably incensed Muslim Birds came out of nowhere and made the entire world realize just how ridiculously ludicrous their ignited anger seemed in the big picture.