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!

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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.