One of Yasmin Mogahed’s wonderful poems. Source: www.yasminmogahed.com
Read this article a few weeks back and loved it right from the first word till the last, mashaAllah!
By Ruzky Aliyar
‘Why do some things in life not work out the way you want them to?’ said the boy.
‘How do you know that was what you really wanted?’ asked the girl.
The boy momentarily froze. This had never occurred to him. If he got what he wanted, it made him happy. If he didn’t get what he wanted, it made him sad.
The boy looked at the blue lake in front of him. A gentle evening breeze rippled across the water disturbing its clarity. He turned to look at the girl—his sister. She seemed deep in thought. She looked peaceful and he could see the reflection of the pool of water in her eyes. Here he did not see any ripples in the water. It seemed clear.
‘How would I know that?’ he asked her.
‘How would I know that?’ she repeated, but now Continue reading
Wishing everyone a blessed eid! 🙂 (Sorry I am late :P)
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Shuaib received an automobile from his brother as an Eid present. On Eid day when Shuaib came out of his house, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it. “Is this your car, Uncle?” he asked. Shuaib nodded. “My brother gave it to me for Eid.” The boy was asto
“You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn’t cost you nothing? Boy, I wish…” He hesitated. Of course Shuaib knew what he was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the lad said jarred Shuaib all the way down to his heels. “I wish,” the boy went on, “that I could be a brother like that.” Shuaiblooked at the boy in astonishment, then impulsively he added, “Would you like to take a ride in my automobile?” “Oh yes, I’d love that.”
After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow, said, “Uncle, would you mind driving in front of my house?” Shuaib smiled a little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big automobile. But Shuaib was wrong again. “Will you stop where those two steps are?” the boy asked. He ran up the steps. Then in a little while Shuaib heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled brother. He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car.
“There it is, little brother, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Eid and it didn’t cost him a penny. And some day I’m gonna give you one just like it…then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the Shop windows that I’ve been trying to tell you about.”
Shuaib got out and lifted the boy to the front seat of his car. The shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable ride. That Eid, Shuaib learned what the RasulAllah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) meant when he had said: “love for your brother what you love for yourself”.
WHAT ARE WE DOING
TO MAKE SOMEONE’S DAY
Source: A brother like that!
SubhanaAllah, this is SO beautiful! Must listen!
Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu,
A very beneficial post on Zakaat-ul-fitr, compiled by sister on her blog “Writings on Parchment”
Zakaat-ul-Fitr: The correct way
Source: Writings on Parchment
Is the time for paying Zakaat al-Fitr from after the Eid prayer until the end of that day?
The chain of transmission for this prophetic measurement:
“This mudd was measured up to Sheikh Yahyaa al-Mudarris’ mudd (may Allaah preserve him), which was measured up to the mudd of his shaykh al-‘Allaamah Aboo Sa’eed Muhammad ‘Abdullaah al-Laknawee (d.1400), which was measured up to his shaykh’s mudd… and so on, all the way back to the mudd of Zayd ibn Thaabit رضي الله عنه that was in use in al-Andelus and elsewhere all the way to (at least) the 4th century…”
This is the mudd that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was speaking about when he prayed, “O Allaah! Put blessings in our saa’ and our mudd!” This was collected by the two shaykhs (al-Bukhari and Muslim). Further, he صلى الله عليه وسلم used to make wudhoo’ using this mudd, and he used to take a bath using a saa’.
[Source: An-Najm al-Baadee, Shaykh Yahyaa’s biography (p.63)]
Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu,
I had watched this cartoon on the story of zamzam on youtube sometime back. Found it cute and interesting.
Some facts about Zamzam:
ZamZam” is 18X14 ft. & 13meters deep well.
It started 4000 yrs ago.
Never dried, since then
Never changed d taste.
No Algae or plant growth in d pond.
Thus No disease caused
Was tested by European laboratories & declared fit 4 drinking..
This small pond provides water 2 millions of people, thru heavy motors pulling 8000 litr per sec & after 24 hours
it completes its level in only 11 mins
Thus its water level never decreases.