Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Do You Shop To Travel Or Travel To Shop

Some traveler gets to know a place through its museums and monuments, others through its scenic landscapes or traditional cuisine. But for shopaholic, who loves to shop there no ways to experience a place by mingling with merchants in a bazaar, going through the handcrafted wares of local artisans or sampling in the first place.

Shopping in a city can be designer at the posh boutique in town. For many travellers shopping isn’t just a thing you do at the hotel gift shop when you’ve forgotten your toothbrush. It’s the entire reason they have got on a plane fun; it’s as great way to collect souvenirs, or to pick up designers items where you can’t get in your hometown. Sometimes you purchase comfortable shoes from a different country, every time you wear it that reminds you of your travels.

From a shopper’s perspective frequent traveling can be crippling. It can get worse in the holiday season where Christmas dominates many people’s calendar. Instead of buying things in the city a better shopping trip can be very useful.

‘How will you give a judgment or settle a dispute?’

Mu’adh Ibn Jabal (RA)
by  HOTD
Preface: These articles are only a summary of the lives of the great Companions and do not cover all the points of their life stories. These stories are not intended as biographies, but rather to provide a glimpse of the main incidents of each companion’s life. For ease of reading, we have not inserted “May Allah be pleased with him (RA)” each time the name of each Companion is mentioned, but please take it that the salutations apply to all of them, may Allah be pleased with them all.

Among the seventy-man delegation of the Ansar who took the oath of allegiance to the Prophet SAW in the Second Allegiance of Aqabah sat a young man with a bright face, graceful eyes, and a radiant smile. When he was silent, he attracted attention with his profound peacefulness and devoutness. On the other hand, when he talked, he held his people spellbound. This young man was Mu’adh lbn Jabal RA. He belonged to the Ansaar, and he was among the foremost believers who gave the second oath of allegiance to the Prophet SAW. Naturally, a man of such precedence, faith, and certainty would not miss for the world a battle or an expedition. His uppermost quality was his knowledge of fiqh (jurisprudence) the practical aspect of Muhammad’s message. He reached the apex in knowledge and fiqh, to the extent that made the Prophet SAW say, ‘The most learned man of my nation in halal and haram is Mu’adh Ibn Jabal.’

He resembled Umar Ibn Al-Khattab RA in his enlightenment, courage and intelligence. When the Prophet SAW sent him to Yemen, he asked him, ‘How will you give a judgment or settle a dispute?’ Mu’adh answered; ‘I will refer to the Qur’an.’ The Prophet then asked, ‘What will you do if you do not find the decree you are looking for in the Qur’an?’ Mu’adh answered, ‘I will refer to the Prophet’s Sunnah.’ The Prophet SAW asked, ‘But what will you do if you do not find a decree even in the Sunnah?’ Mu’adh readily answered, ‘I will be judge between mankind by resorting to juristic reasoning (ijtihaad) to the best of my power.’ Now, Mu’adh’s staunch commitment to Allah’s Book and the Prophet’s Sunnah does not mean that he closed his mind to the countless and endless hidden or equivocal facts that await someone to unravel and adjudicate.

Sunday, October 8, 2017


Vavar F Habibullah

Memorising the Holy Quran by heart at younger age is a great blessing and a rare gift from the Almighty Lord.If the kids happened to be my grandchildren the happiness of the grandfather can't be explained in words.

I am the proud grandfather of the kids, Taariq and Hamza. The event is arranged by my daughter and son in law - the blessed parents of the kids. The function was held at USA on Friday. The special address was given by my son Ashiq who has especially flown to USA to bless the kids.
Vavar F Habibullah

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Habits To Keep You Healthy and Living Longer

There are many guidelines and tips for healthy living and longevity and this is by no means a comprehensive list, but just a short selection of things you can start with straight away.
Maintain your ties of kinship. Keeping your social connections with relatives, and having a good social network contributes to longevity, an optimistic outlook and provides a good support mechanism in times of distress and hardship. This has an overall benefit to one's health.
Bukhari and Muslim relate from Anas ibn Malik who narrates: The Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Whoever wishes to have his sustenance increased and his length life prolonged should maintain the ties of kinship". And Abu Hurayrah reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Whoever is pleased to have his provision expanded and his length of life increased should maintain ties of kinship".

Monday, August 21, 2017






When you came into the world, she held you in her arms.

You thanked her by wailing like a banshee.

When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you.

You thanked her by crying all night long.

When you were 2 years old, she taught you to walk.

You thanked her by running away when she called.


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