Saturday, September 4, 2010

The last ten days of Ramadan

In this blessed month of Ramadan, we have now come to the grand finale – the last ten days of Ramadan that are even more blessed than the rest of Ramadan. In it is a night that Quran tells us is better than 1000 months (yes, months – not days).

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

There has come to you Ramadan, a blessed month which Allah has enjoined you to fast, during which the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and the rebellious devils are chained up. In it there is a night which is better than a thousand months, and whoever is deprived of its goodness is indeed deprived.” Narrated by al-Nasa’i, 2106; Ahmad, 8769. classed as saheeh by al-Albani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 999.

So, in preparation for the grand finale, here is a checklist of some of the things that we can all do to make the remaining days of Ramadan work to our advantage –

1) Get in high gear for the next 10 nights and days –

Time is of the essence. Every moment counts. Whatever you need to do for the next ten days to make the most in Ibada, good deeds, reciting Quran, dhikr, making dua, etc., rewards are going to be multiplied. No one knew about the importance of these days more than the prophet (saws). Al-Bukhari and Muslim narrated from ‘Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) that when the last ten days of Ramadan began, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would stay up at night, wake his family and tie his lower garment tight. According to Ahmad and Muslim: he would strive hard in worship during the last ten nights of Ramadan as he did not do at other times.

Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Hurayrah said “When Ramadan would come, the Messenger of Allah would say,

Verily, the month of Ramadan has come to you all. It is a blessed month, which Allah has obligated you all to fast. During it the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are shackled. In it there is a night that is better than one thousand months. Whoever is deprived of its good, then he has truly been deprived.)” An-Nasa’i recorded this same Hadith.

If we lose this opportunity, we get our next opportunity next year – assuming we are still around and are in good health and shape to make use of it. Even if we are – we have the past years’ sins on our shoulders and life’s normal trials and tribulations to face the coming year. So, there is no better time to ask Allah to make all that easier than NOW.

2) Get a Quran and recite as often as you can –

A few lines on this post can’t even come close to explaining the benefits and virtues of Quran. It is proven in the saheeh Sunnah that the Quran will intercede for those who read it at night, as Ahmad (6626) narrated from ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Amr that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

Fasting and the Quran will intercede for a person on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say, ‘O Lord, I deprived him of his food and his desires during the day, so let me intercede for him.’ And the Quran will say: ‘I deprived him of his sleep at night so let me intercede for him.’ Then they will intercede.” Narrated by Ahmad; classed as saheeh by al-Albani in Saheeh al-Jami’, no. 3882.

Narrated Abu Musa: The Prophet said,

The example of a believer who recites the Qur’an is that of a citron (a citrus fruit) which is good in taste and good in smell. And the believer who does not recite the quran is like a date which has a good taste but no smell. And the example of an impious person who recites the Qur’an is that of Ar-Rihana (an aromatic plant) which smells good but is bitter in taste. And the example of an impious person who does not recite the quran is that of a colocynth which is bitter in taste and has no smell.” (Book #93, Hadith # 649)

As is stated in the hadeeth narrated by ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas (may Allah be pleased with them both), in which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

Whoever recites ten aayaat (verses) in qiyaam will not be recorded as one of the forgetful. Whoever recites a hundred aayaat (verses) in qiyaam will be recorded as one of the devout, and whoever prays a thousand aayaat (verses) in qiyaam will be recorded as one of the muqantareen (those who pile up good deeds).” (Reported by Abu Dawood and Ibn Hibbaan. It is a hasan report. Saheeh al-Targheeb, 635).

3) If your sins are holding you to move forward, this is the time to get them forgiven –

First the bad news – In Musnad Ahmad it is narrated that Thawbaan said: The Messenger of Allah (SAWS) said:

A man is deprived of provision (Rizq) because of the sins that he commits.’” (Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 4022, classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah).

And now for the good news

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

Whoever spends the night of Laylat al-Qadr in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward, will be forgiven his previous sins.”

4) What to say on Laylat al-Qadr –

One of the best dua’s that can be recited on Laylat al-Qadr is that which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) taught ‘A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her). It was narrated by al-Tirmidhi, who classed it as saheeh, that ‘A’ishah said: I said: “O Messenger of Allah, If I know which night is Laylat al-Qadr, what should I say?” He said: “Say: Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibb al-‘afwa fa’fu ‘anni (O Allah, You are All-Forgiving and You love forgiveness so forgive me).”

5) Get in the class of the Pious People –

Allah has described the pious as follows (interpretation of the meaning):

They used to sleep but little by night (invoking their Lord (Allah) and praying, with fear and hope). [Quran: Surah Adh-Dhariyat (17)]

And in the hours before dawn, they were (found) asking (Allah) for forgiveness, [Quran: Surah Adh-Dhariyat (18)]

6) Finally……

Think of all that you need to ask Allah for and ask Him now. If you haven’t before, this is the time to connect with Him and feel closer to Him. And when you do during these last ten nights and days of this Ramadan, you would want to do this again and again – even after the month is over.

And finally, when you are in a state of prayers and worship, please open your heart for others as well and please do remember your brothers and sisters in your prayers. Remember what the Prophet said:

“The supplication that gets the quickest answer is the one made by one Muslim for another in his absence.” Reported by Abu Daw’ud and Tirmidhi

May we all make the most of the last ten nights and days of Ramadan…

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010


 In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the Night of Power: And what will explain to thee what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by God's permission, on every errand: Peace!...This until the rise of morn!

Surah 97 The Holy Qur’an

The Holy Qur'an contains a short surah dedicated to Laylatul Qadr. Surah Al-Qadr is the 97th surah and consists of five verses. However, these short verses carry great meaning and guidance. They tell us all we need to know about the essence and spirit of Laylatul Qadr.

Laylatul Qadr falls sometime within the last 10 days of Ramadhan.

"Seek it in Ramadan in the last ten nights. For verily, it is during the odd nights, the twenty-first, or the twenty-third, or the twenty-fifth, or the twenty-seventh, or the twenty-ninth, or during the last night." Sahih Hadith Ahmad 5:318

Laylatul Qadr is the most blessed night. A person who misses it has indeed missed a great amount of good. If an individual wants to obey his Lord, increase the good deeds in his record and have all past sins forgiven, they should take part in Laylatul Qadr.

“Whoever stays up (in prayer and remembrance of Allah) on the Night of Qadr fully believing (in Allah’s promise of reward for that night) and hoping to seek reward (from Allah alone and not from people), he shall be forgiven for his past sins.” Sahih Hadith Bukhari / Muslim

We should strive to find this night, and then pass it in worship and obedience. If this is done for the sake of Allah, with sincerity, then all past sins will be forgiven. However, if a person misses out on worship during Laylatul Qadr they truly are a deprived person.

This night is full of reward and blessing and is equivalent to a thousand nights of worship. Anyone who takes part in Laylatul Qadr will have worshipped an equivalent of eighty three years and three months. It is as if a person has spent an entire lifetime in non-stop worship.

“The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.” 97:3 The Holy Quran

"Allah's Messenger, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, looked back at the previous communities and saw that his community lived for a much shorter period in comparison to them. He was concerned about how his community would be able to gain as many rewards as those of the previous communities. So when Allah the Exalted saw the concerns in the heart of His Beloved, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, then he, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, was given Laylatul-Qadr, which is more virtuous than a thousand months." (Imâm Mâlik, Muatta)

Worship during this night can take on many forms. Here are a few suggestions to help you through Laylatul Qadr:

• Plan ahead if you are working. If you are going to spend a night awake in worship, book the following day off.

• Take regular breaks during the night to avoid getting over-exhausted. Try switching between different forms of worship instead.

• Perform Itikaaf (seclusion in a mosque for worship) – If possible, take a vacation for the last 10 days of Ramadhan. If you cannot stay at your local mosque ask family or friends to help out during your Itikaaf at home. If you cannot spend all 10 days in Itikaaf, then do as many days as you can - even if it is only one day.

• Increase the recitation of the Qur'an, and reflect on the meaning of the verses, especially the verses used in Salah. This will help you concentrate.

• Increase Salah (prayer).

• Find out if there are any events organised, and take your family along.

Doing all of the above activities may be too much to do throughout the night but is far better than social gatherings and meaningless talk that we stay awake for.

If your Arabic is not very strong then there are many good English translations of Qur'an and Hadith, which can be used instead. Other useful reading might include books of tafsir (Qura’n commentary), books on the lives of the Prophets (upon whom be peace), and books of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) as well as Du’a books.

The days of Laylatul-Qadr are an important time for worship, especially the last 10 days. We should pray sincerely from our hearts in order to be saved from the hellfire. This is a good opportunity not only to pray for ourselves but also for our fellow brothers and sisters, for if we can not do anything else then our prayers will help.

Ibn Abbas (RA) heard the Prophet (SAAWS) advising someone, saying, “Take advantage of five before five: You’re youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free time before you become occupied, and your life before your death.”

May Allah help us to purify our hearts, strengthen our faith, and enable us to meet every challenge, and overcome every difficulty in our lives. May Allah allow us to serve Him with sincerity in our work, study, professional, business, family and social lives. When the time comes for us finally to return to Him, may Allah admit us to the companionship of those whom He loves.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tips: 12 Things to Avoid During Ramadan - Dr. Zakir Naik

1. Don't sleep during the day and pray all night. By doing this you are
converting the day into night and the night into day, which is not the
purpose of fasting.

2. Avoid being lazy and inactive during the day.

3. Don't waste time playing games during the day. Rather, please Allah by increasing in your worship of him..

4. Avoid having Iftar parties. Ramadan wasnt meant to be a food extravaganza.

5. Don't ask your wife to spend Ramadan in the Kitchen. Eat something light and quick - she isnt Biryani woman.

6. Spend the last 10 days worshipping Allah rather than trying to prepare for Eid! A day that is better than a thousand months is in these last 10 days. You can't afford to miss this.

7. Don't stay awake the full night. Your body has a right over you, and when it wants rest, then rest.

8. Avoid excessive socialising after Taraweeh

9. Avoid shopping a lot in Ramadhaan.

10. Don't eat the full night.

11. Don't loiter around at night rather than worshipping Allah.

12. Eid does not require loads of preparation. Don't fall into this trap! Keep it simple, and it will be blessed.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Brief Introduction of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (May Allah be pleased with him)

His name is Hazrat Abu Muhammad Muhiyuddin Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (may Allah be pleased with him). He was born in Jilan, Iran on Ramadan 1, 470 Hijri. He is the founder of the Silsila-e-Qadriya.

When Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (may Allah be pleased with him) was a young boy, on the day of `Arafah in his village of Jilan, he began ploughing the field behind a bull. The bull looked at him and said, “O Abdul Qadir! You weren’t created for this.” Startled, the young Shaykh returned home and asked his mother to send him to Baghdad to acquire knowledge. His mother was extremely pleased and prepared to send him off. She brought him the 80 dinars that his father had left her. The Shaykh left half of it for his brother and his mother sewed the other 40 dinars into his garments. She exhorted him to speak the truth under any circumstances. She bid him farewell for the sake of Allah and said that she would now see him on the Day of Judgement.

Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (may Allah be pleased with him) proceeded for Baghdad with a small caravan that was headed in that direction. On the way, the caravan was attacked by 60 bandits. One of them came to the young Shaykh and asked if he had anything on him, upon which the Shaykh replied that he had 40 dinars sewed into his garments. The bandit [not being able to believe the boy's honesty], thought that he was just joking. Another bandit came and had the same experience. They went and reported this to their leader who then called the boy and asked him what his motivation was in revealing his possession. The young Shaykh (may Allah be pleased with him) said that his mother had emphasized that he must always speak the truth and he couldn’t break his promise to her. These words penetrated and touched the heart of the leader of the bandits and he felt extreme remorse that this young boy was not breaking his promise to his mother whereas all these years he had been breaking his vows to his Lord. The leader of the bandits repented at the hands of the young Shaykh (may Allah be pleased with him) and all the other bandits followed suit.

The Shaykh passed into the realm of Divine Presence on Rabi-uth-Thaani 11, 561 Hijri at the age of 91 and rests in Baghdad Shareef, Iraq.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Isra and Miraj (Night Journey)

A day known ba many names (Meraj (Night Ascension): Isra and Miraj (Night Journey),
Shab-e-Meraj, Lailat-ul-Miraj, Miraj-un-Nabi)

Shab-i-Miraj means the night of Ascent. It is the blessed night when the Holy Prophet of Islam was spiritually transported to heaven and he reached a high stage of nearness to God Almighty which is beyond ordinary human comprehension. The Ascent took place on 27th day or Rajab, 2 years before Hijra. The journey was not with a physical body but was a vision of the highest type. On the way the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, met Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and some other Prophets. The purpose of the Ascent was to confirm the high status of the Prophet of Islam, a position which all Muslims believe, is impossible to attain by any other human being. It is related that even Gabriel, the Angel who was accompanying the Holy Prophet remarked at one stage, 'I am forced to stop here. I cannot go any further, but you O Messenger of peace and friend of the Master of the worlds, continue your glorious ascent.'

It is also related that the Holy Prophet continued his journey until he reached very close to the Throne of God Almighty and attained the utmost nearness to Him. After having drunk fully at the Divine fountain of spiritual knowledge he came down to impart the knowledge to mankind.

It was on this journey, that five daily prayers were made obligatory upon Muslims.

According to popular belief, the Miraj or Spiritual Ascension took place on 27 of Rajab. On this day, in some Muslim countries the houses and streets and specially the mosques are decorated with colorful pennants and buntings, and at night they are well illuminated by means of electric lights, candles or even oil lamps. As evening approaches the worshippers assemble in the mosques and engage themselves in glorifying the Lord and in singing hymns in His praise and in praise of the Holy Prophet. Public meetings are also held generally after Isha Prayer in larger mosques where speakers throw light on the spiritual status of the Holy Prophet, and various aspects of his life. The story of his spiritual ascension is narrated in detail. After the meetings sweets are generally distributed. Muslims of means give money in charity and also distribute food among the poor. The devoted ones spend the whole night in the remembrance of God.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Aloo Gobi


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 small onion, quartered then sliced
  • 2 serrano chile peppers, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat in a large pot. Fry the cumin seeds for a few seconds until they turn golden brown and begin to pop. Reduce heat to medium, stir in the onion, and cook until lightly browned. Stir in serrano pepper and ginger, fry for 1 minute. Season with coriander, paprika, turmeric, cayenne, and garam masala; cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  2. Stir in potatoes and salt, cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Add the cauliflower, cover, and cook until the cauliflower steams in it's own juices until it's tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, then pour the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil around the edges of the pot. Increase heat to medium-high and fry for 3 to 5 minutes to brown, stirring gently to avoid mashing the cauliflower.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Salaat ul Dhuhaa

Sayyidna Anas, Radi-Allahu anhu, reports that
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'Whoever performs 12 Rakaats of Salat al-Dhuhaa, Allah Ta' ala will build for him a castle of gold in Jannah.' (Mishkaat pg.116)

It is reported that Sayyidna Aaisha (Radhiallaahu Anha) used to perform 8 Rakaats of Salat al-Dhuhaa. She said that even if her parents arose from the grave, she would not leave Salat al-Dhuhaa to go and meet them. (Ibid). Rasulullah is reported to have said, 'Whoever offers 2 Rakaats of Salat al-Dhuhaa, all his sins will be forgiven even though they are as much as the foam of the sea.' (Ibid)

'Salat al-Dhuhaa consists of 2 - 12 Rakaats and it is preferable to perform 8 Rakaats.' (Raddul Mukhtaar vol.1 pg.505)

The Mustahabb (preferred) time of performing Salat al-Dhuhaa is after 1/4 of the day has passed. This is deduced from a Hadith of Muslim. (Halabi; Sharah Kabeer pg.390). From many Ahaadith, we understand that Salat al-Dhuhaa should be performed after the sun has risen quiet high. Because the Fuqahaa and Muhadditheen are of the opinion that the commencement of the time of Salat al-Dhuhaa is the same as that of Ishraaq (i.e. immediately after sunrise), the Ulama have stated that 'if due to lack of time, one performs the Salat of Ishraaq and Dhuhaa together at one time, that too will be correct.' (Our Namaas pg.44)

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Friday, May 21, 2010


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Imaan, Assalamo Alaikum.

In the year 1995 some friends handed me a photocopy of an old slab, excavated somewhere in Delhi. It was an engraved prayer (DUA) to seek protection of Allah against the Shaitaan, Devil, Evils and Afflictions. On reading the slab’s photo copy, it flashed in to my mind that it must have been the compilation by some pious and learned scholar who arranged Quranic verses in a sequence and into a concise para, seeking the protection of Allah the Most High, the Supreme in His Glory, against evil consequence. It is a zakr and Du’a-prayer in an excellence, invoking the protection of the great Lord, the most merciful. I was so overwhelmed with the quick results of the Dua that with His Grace, I decided to share the blessings with my other Brothers and Sisters in Imaan. I with my firm conviction of belief and confidence, request you my dear Brothers and Sisters in Imaan to read this Zikr by Heart or keep it ready at hand during your hours of need, to obtain Allah’s protection against come seen and unseen enemies. May Allah the most Gracious and Merciful Lord of the Worlds lead you and your family and friends to His ultimate protection. So, Must it have been designed by Allah to have been Handed over the slab’s photocopy, as shown hereafter, and share it with others, for what could be better blessings than to share His Grace and Mercy with others. Your Brother-In-Imaan, ABDUL KARIM PAREKH Nagpur - 8 India Ph.:

َ وَلاَ يَؤُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ (2:255

wala yaooduhu hifthuhuma wahuwa alAAaliyyu alAAatheem

And He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory).

فَاللّهُ خَيْرٌ حَافِظًا وَهُوَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ (12:64

faAllahu khayrun hafithan wahuwa arhamu alrrahimeen

But Allah is the best to take care (of him), and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy!"

وَحِفْظًا مِّن كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ مَّارِدٍ (37:7

Wahifthan min kulli shaytanin marid

(For beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious evil spirits,

وَحِفْظًا ذَلِكَ تَقْدِيرُ الْعَزِيزِ الْعَلِيمِ (41:12

wahifthan thalika taqdeeru alAAazeezi alAAaleem

Such is the Decree of (Him) the Exalted in Might, Full of Knowledge.

وَحَفِظْنَاهَا مِن كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ رَّجِيمٍ (15:17

Wahafithnaha min kulli shaytanin rajeem

And (moreover) We have guarded them from every evil spirit accursed:

إِن كُلُّ نَفْسٍ لَّمَّا عَلَيْهَا حَافِظٌ (86:4

In kullu nafsin lamma AAalayha hafith

There is no soul but has a protector over it.

بَلْ هُوَ قُرْآنٌ مَّجِيدٌ (85:21

Bal huwa quranun majeed

Nay, this is a Glorious Qur'an,

فِي لَوْحٍ مَّحْفُوظٍ (85:22

Fee lawhin mahfooth

(Inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved!

وَيُرْسِلُ عَلَيْكُم حَفَظَةً(6:61

wayursilu AAalaykum hafatha

and He sets guardians over you

إِنَّ رَبِّي عَلَىَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ حَفِيظٌ (11:57

inna rabbee AAala kulli shayin hafeeth

For my Lord hath care and watch over all things.

لَهُ مُعَقِّبَاتٌ مِّن بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِ يَحْفَظُونَهُ مِنْ أَمْرِ


Lahu muAAaqqibatun min bayni yadayhi wamin khalfihi yahfathoonahu min amri Allah

For each (such person) there are (angels) in succession, before and behind him: They guard him by command of Allah.

إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ (15:9

Inna nahnu nazzalna alththikra wainna lahu lahafithoon

We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).

وَكُنَّا لَهُمْ حَافِظِينَ (21:82

wakunna lahum hafitheen

and it was We Who guarded them.

وَرَبُّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ حَفِيظٌ (34:21

warabbuka AAala kulli shayin hafeeth

and thy Lord doth watch over all things.

اللَّهُ حَفِيظٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَمَا أَنتَ عَلَيْهِم بِوَكِيلٍ (42:6

Allahu hafeethun AAalayhim wama anta AAalayhim biwakeel

Allah doth watch over them; and thou art not the disposer of their affairs.

وَعِندَنَا كِتَابٌ حَفِيظٌ (50:4

waAAindana kitabun hafeeth

With Us is a record guarding (the full account).

وَإِنَّ عَلَيْكُمْ لَحَافِظِينَ (82:10

Wainna AAalaykum lahafitheen

But verily over you (are appointed angels) to protect you

Practice it! A reasonably good doa for us!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tears: A Silent Expression

In memory of dearest friend
Nor Azam Azudin

Tears are a symbol of unspoken love, contrary to the belief that they are a sign of weakness.
Meandering through the corners of the Eyes,
Few drops of liquid fall,
Men called it Tears,
Pain, joy, fear and lovely memories all it expresses,

Following a line, crossing the cheek,
Wetting the face, like drops of pearl they shine,
A silent symbol of pain,
A testimony of mind's agony,
A natural catharsis of the emotional and physical stress,
A way to feel better, a path to solace,

Mr. heart gives the first signal when the river of tear is going to be on the high tide,
It may be the time you had a baby, it may be the time you met with an accident,
May be the time your loved one bid you a final goodbye,
May be you lost your cat, May be you won a prize,
May be you lost a game after years of working hard,
Be it a joy or a pain,

Heart begins to feel heavy, face anxious,
Stimulating the tear buds, eyes experience a whirlpool
Often you try, but you can't control,
Tears are such, if they once start, you can't stop,
Defying all the laws of dynamics,
They break free the chains of eyes,
And start flowing till they dry,

Assumed as a sign of weakness, they are hardly those,
For they represent a source of strength,
For all I could do when I saw the distance between you and I growing,
Was to let these Tears answer everything,
Conveying all the love, all the grief, in few drops of water,

Now, when you are infinitely separated,
I have made a river of Tears,
and I sail my life-boat often in it, in times of desperation,
Searching you on the shores of memory,

Often I get your glimpse, often I don't,
I emerge out from it as a winner, defying all odds...
But still with few drops of Tears on my cheek,
As a mark that I miss you...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


If a man like Muhammad were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would suceed in solving its problems that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness.
George Bernard Shaw

If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modem history with Muhammad?
LamartineHistoire de la Turquie, Pans 1854.

He was Caesar and Pope in one; but he was a Pope without a Popes pretensions, Caesar without the legions of Caesar: without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue; if ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by the right divine, it was Mohammad, for he had all the power without its instruments and without its supports.
(Reverend B. Smith)

The Christian World came to wage crusades against Muslims but eventually knelt before them to gain knowledge. They were spellbound to see that Muslims were owners of a culture that was far superior to their own. The Dark Ages of Europe were illuminated by nothing but the beacon of Muslim civilization.(F.J.C. Hearushaw)

The message of Mohammad, Islam, is nothing but a blessing for mankind - The usher from darkness to light and from Satan to God.
(Rev E. Stephenson)

In Islam the believer is a worshiper and a soldier ever ready to go to the battlefield but only for that battle which is waged to eradicate the evil.
(H.N. Spalding)

I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of Quran which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness.
(Napoleon Bonaparte)

The lies that we (Christians) have heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only.(Thomas Carlyle, British author)

Every honest Jew who knows the history of his people cannot but feel a deep sense of gratitude to Islam, which has protected the Jews for fifty generations, while the Christian world persecuted the Jews and tried many times by the sword to get them to abandon their faith.
(Uri Avnery, Jewish scholar)

The greatest success of Mohammad's life was effected by sheer moral force without the stroke of a sword.
(Edward Gibbon)

I have lived under different systems of life and have had the opportunity of studying various ideologies, but have come to the conclusion that none is as perfect as Islam. None of the systems has got a complete code of a noble life, only Islam has it and that is why good men embrace it. Islam is not theoretical; it is practical. It means complete submission to the will of God.
(Herbert Hobohm, now Aman Hoboh)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Don't forget to live!

This is what is happening all around!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


During some point of the Journey they had an Argument, and one friend

Slapped the other one

In the face.

The one who got slapped

was hurt, but without

saying anything,

wrote in the sand:


They kept on walking

until they found an oasis,

where they decided

to take a bath.

The one who had been

slapped got stuck in the

mire and started drowning,

but the friend saved him.

After he recovered from

the near drowning,

he wrote on a stone:



The friend who had slapped

and saved his best friend

asked him, "After I hurt you,

you wrote in the sand and now,

you write on a stone, why?"

The other friend replied

"When someone hurts us

we should write it down

in sand where winds of

forgiveness can erase it away.

But, when someone does

something good for us,

we must engrave it in stone

where no wind

can ever erase it."






They say it takes a

minute to find a special

person, an hour to

appreciate them, a day

to love them, but then

an entire life

to forget them.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Beautiful Afghanistan Lady!

This is a painting. It shows clearly the role of an Afghanistan lady in domestic chores. A Beautiful painting must be the work of finest arts!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Girls VS Boys!!!

Still believe in justice?!! HAHAHA!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


This is for people who appreciate friendship!!

Monday, February 22, 2010


1/4 lb angel hair pasta
2 TB butter
2 TB olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
10 med shrimp - cleaned
pinch salt
pinch pepper
1 1/2 TB parsley
1/8 cup Parmesan cheese
Cook spaghetti per package directions. Meanwhile, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, cook until golden. Discard garlic. In garlic oil, add shrimp, salt, pepper, 1 TB parsley. Cook over medium heat until shrimp turn pink. Remove saucepan from heat. Toss with drained spaghetti, Parmesan and remaining parsley. Serve immediately with garlic cheese bread.Serves 2

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Rasullullah says these:

The Holy Prophet (SAW) Said:

1) Four things that make your body sick:-
a)Excessive talking
b)Excessive sleeping
c)Excessive eating and
d)Excessive meeting/outing with people
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2) Four things that destroys the body:-
b)Sorrow (Sadness/Grief)
d)Sleeping late at night

3) Four things that make the face looking dull and haggard:-
b)Being disrespectful/ impudent (knowingly)
c)Baseless arguments
d)Excessive immorality (committing sins without fear)

4) Four things that make the face glow and shine:-
a) Piety
b) Loyalty
c) Generosity and kindness
d)Helpful to others without being asked

5) Four things make the Rizqi (Sustenance) stop:-
a) Sleeping till late in the morning (from Fajr to sunrise)
b) Not Performing Fardhu or Irregular in Prayers
c) Laziness/Idleness
d) Treachery/Dishonest

6) Four things that bring/increase the Rizqi:-
a) Staying up in the night in prayers
b) Excessive Repentance
c) Regular Charity
d) Zikr (Remembrance of Allah)

Wallahu a'lam

Thursday, February 11, 2010


TEACHER: How old were you on your last birthday?
TEACHER: How old will you be on your next birthday?
TEACHER: That's impossible.
STUDENT: No, it isn't, Teacher. I'm eight today.
TEACHER: George, go to the map and find North America.
GEORGE: Here it is!
TEACHER: Correct. Now, class, who discovered America?
CLASS: George
TEACHER: Willy, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago?
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER: Are you chewing gum?
BILLY: No, I'm Billy Anderson.
TEACHER: Didn't you promise to behave?
STUDENT: Yes, Sir.
TEACHER: And didn't I promise to punish you if you didn't?
STUDENT: Yes, Sir, but since I broke my promise, I don't expect you to keep yours.
TEACHER: Tommy, why do you always get so dirty?
TOMMY: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground then you are.
HAROLD: Teacher, would you punish me for something I didn't do?
TEACHER: Of course not.
HAROLD: Good, because I didn't do my homework.
TEACHER: Why are you late?
WEBSTER: Because of the sign.
TEACHER: What sign?
WEBSTER: The one that says, "School Ahead, Go Slow."
TEACHER: I hope I didn't see you looking at Don's paper.
JOHN: I hope you didn't either.
GARY: I don't think I deserve a zero on this test.
TEACHER: I agree, but it's the lowest mark I can give you
See the idea!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Teacher: Student

Teacher : What do you call a person
who keeps on talking when
people are no longer interested?

Students: A teacher.

HAHA! Students cleverer than the teacher!!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Fresh Pumpkin Pie

A fresh pumpkin pie recipe with spices.

Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 3/4 cups fresh cooked, pureed pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup milk, scalded
  • egg white
  • 1 unbaked pie shell, 9-inch


Mix sugar, salt, and spices. Add pumpkin, then corn syrup, eggs, butter, evaporated milk, and the hot milk. Brush bottom of the pie crust with egg white. Pour pumpkin filling mixture into the shell and bake at 375° oven for 25 to 35 minutes. A knife should come out clean when inserted in center.
Shall we give this a try?!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Horror movie

Do you want to watch this?!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ears before Eyes

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Should public caning be carried out in Malaysian schools?