Monday, January 31, 2011

Ten of the most powerful healing herbs and spices

Some of the most powerful healers can be found in the kitchen - herbs and spices. These wonderfully fragrant and flavor-enhancing additions to food also contain a wealth of natural healing properties that have a number of diverse benefits, from aiding digestion to reducing the risk of cancer.

All herbs and spices contain substances that promote healing, and here are just ten of the most powerful ones, and some reasons why you should be using them in cooking and as health-enhancers:
* 1. Cinnamon - cinnamon bark contains an oil-like substance that kills a variety of illness causing bacteria, including E.coli and Salmonella, and research shows that cinnamon is able to stop the growth of the Asian fluvirus. Cinnamon has a surprisingly strong effect on the brain and mood; its distinctive smell helps to reduce anxiety and stress, increase alertness, and prevent mood swings caused by fluctuating blood-sugar levels.
* 2. Turmeric - turmeric contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant chemical that detoxifies carcinogens and calms inflammation, making it useful for easing auto-immune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and allergies. It appears to work just like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, without the side effects. Turmeric is such as strong anti-inflammatory that only a small amount is enough to reduce the risk of illness.Curcumin, which gives this spice its vivid golden color, also helps to prevent the build up of fatty deposits in the arteries, and so may protect against conditions such as Alzheimer’s and heart disease.
* 3. Basil - basil contains volatile oils, which account for the medicinal properties of this herb. It relieves flatulence, is an aid to digestion and its antiseptic properties are said to benefit acne. This fragrant oil also hasantimicrobial effects. Recent tests have found that basil oils can counteract the growth of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, including those that cause food poisoning and others that infect wounds.

Wives , Sons and Daughters of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

Wife Name
Nikkah Age
Wife age
Prophet's age
Before Nikkah
Khateeja R.A.      
15 B.N    
widow  twice  
Sudah R.A            
10 A.N    
23 hijra  
Ayesha R.A          
02 hijra  
57 hijra  
Hafsa R.A            
03 hijra              
45 hijra  
husb died in badar
Zanab hazima        
04 hijra                
husb died in uhad
04 hijra                
63 hijra    
husb died in uhad
Zanab hajash        
04 hijra
20 hijra    
05 hijra
50 hijra    
05 hijra                
44 hijra    
husb left islam
Memoona R.A
06 hijra                
51 hijra      
widow twice
Safia R.A.          
05 hijra      
50 hijra      
Maria Qubtia                                                    
16 hijra    
a)      Syeda Ayesha R.A  was the daughter of sydna abu baker siddiq R.A
b)     Syeda hafza was the daughter of syedna umer R.A
c)     Syeda umm-e-habiba was the daughter of  abu sufiyan
d)     Only syeda khateeja and syeda zainab hazima died in prophet's life
e)     9 wives were alived when Prophet S. A. W Passed away.
Total Sons - 3
1.               Syedna QASIM from Khateeja.R.A
2.               Syedna Abdullah (Tayab, Tahir) from Khateeja R.A
3.               Syedna Ibraheem from Maria Qubtia R.A All the sons died in their child hood, first 2 are burried in Jannat-ul-Moalla Makkah and Last one is in Jannat-ul-Baqqi Madina.
DAUGHTERS - 4 Daughters
1..      Syeda Zainab R.A. married with  Abual Bin Aas Bin Rabbi
2.      Syeda Ruqayyia R.A  married with Syedna Usman Bin Affan
3.      Syeda Um-e-Kulsoom married  with Syedna Usman bin Affan
4.      Syeda Fatima ZUHRA married with Syedna Ali Bin Abi Talib All  daughters were from Um-ul-Momeneen Syeda Khatija R. A. All  daughters except Syeda Fatima died in Prophets' life. All  daughters burried in Jannat-ul-Baqi Madina.

Optimistic Thoughts on Egypt and the New Year 2011

Unlike you may think of me, it is not always easy to write down my thoughts. Sometimes, they are too many and complicated to put in words. I had this feeling only two or three times in my whole life. Now is one of them. I feel like my mind is blank! I cannot express how I fee towards the new year 2011. 

I will be traveling to Argentina on the very first day of the year – only 3 days from now. My birthday is January 2nd and I want to be with my family on that very special day! Apparently, I will be somewhere between sky and earth on birthday. What a strange place to celebrate a birthday! Actually, I do not care. where to receive the new year in my life. What I really care for is that I will be there alone without my family! This is so painful.

Anyway, I have to be more optimistic about the new year. By mid-2011, I will achieve my long awaited dream to graduate from the prestigious Fletcher School with a Master’s degree in International Relations. My work with the American Islamic Congress is getting more interesting, fruitful, and influential day after day. I am looking forward to the many inspiring projects I am expected to implement on promoting and advocating civil rights all over the Middle East in 2011. Also, 2011, is carrying a lot of happy news for me regarding my love life. Wait for the good news soon ;)  

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Words of Wisdom and Hope

"So blessed be God, the best of the creators!"
— Holy Quran, 23:14 

The company of a good friend is like an owner of musk; if you don’t buy anything, you will get the smell of it.
The company of a bad friend is like the blacksmith’s bellows; if you are not affected by its black dirt, you will be touched by its smoke.
Prophet Muhammed (saw)

Anger begins with madness and ends with regret.
–Ali RA

An hour’s contemplation is better than a year’s adoration.
–Prophet Muhammad saw (Can’t find the narrator)

"What is destined will reach you, even if it be underneath two mountains. What is not destined, will not reach you, even if it be between your two lips!"
— An Arabic proverb 
Let love be selfless/and truth fearless;/Let our breasts be flooded with light–/Make our hearts clear as crystal.
–Muhammad Iqbal

"Then outwardly you are the small universe! Then inwardly you are the great universe."
— by Rumi, God's mercy be upon him 

"Man is the being who, from cradle to grave has to abide by either his man-made laws or heavenly law."
— by Mawlana Faizani 

Without hardship, there is no treasure; he who worked is paid in full measure."
— Couplet

If misfortune befalls you, it is the consequence of your own actions. Yet God forgives much. On this earth you can not escape God; and there is no one apart from God who can protect or help you.

- Qur'an, Ash-Shura, Surah 42:30-31

Love and mercy:
"And among His signs is this that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts); verily in that are signs for those who reflect." Translation of the Holy Quran Chapter 30, Verse 21

‘Ilm (knowledge) without ‘aql (intelligence) is like having shoes with no feet. And ‘Aql without ‘ilm is like having feet with no shoes.
–Ali RA

Saturday, January 29, 2011

After Bollywood and Tollywood, it’s Maleewood

By Danish Reyaz,
Nasir Khan, the Godfather of Maleewood -- a film industry named after Malegaon in line with Bollywood and Tollywood (Telugu film industry) -- felt proud when he got an award from his own people. It was "Salaam Malegaon," the local "Film Fare Award Function" for actors associated with Maleewood. Among those who received the awards included Al-Ameen, the lead actor in Malegaon Ka Chintu, the TV serial shown every week on SAB TV.
“Although I have been awarded for film making in Delhi, Goa and elsewhere, but getting recognized in my own town is really unprecedented,” said Mr. Khan.

L-R: Sheikh Nasir with "Superman" of Malegaon Ka Superman
Ghulam Mohammad Zaidi, who was the first local film producer and director, was posthumously awarded with 'Dada Saheb Phalke Award.'
It was a memorable time, when Mr. Singhaniya and Gajni, the hero and the villain respectively, of “Malegaon ka Gajni,” were busy selling tickets of their movie. The film is running in a video parlor with 175 seats, since last 25 days with all the shows going houseful. The parlor with the screen of 16.9 inch comes to life at 10.45 pm at night, with claps and laughs of the audience, enjoying the remake of the super hit film Gajini. They were getting entertained by the parody of song, “Tu Meri Adhoori Pyas pyas…..on remake ….Mahangai ka satya nas nas…ek paisa nahi hai pas pas…koi Dhanda nahi hai Khas khas….hai ye sazish…..
“The villagers here are working hard for their livelihood in power looms and they definitely need to be entertained in the night. We are making films that whole families can watch together. Gajni has social message related to corruption, electricity and inflation along with the comedy,” said Shakil Bharti, the director of Malegaon ka Gajni.

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Friday, January 28, 2011


According to research by David B. Larson, of the American National Health Research Center, and his team, comparisons of devout and non-religious Americans have given very surprising results. For instance, religious people suffer 60% less heart disease than those with little or no religious belief, the suicide rate among them is 100% lower, they suffer far lower levels of high blood pressure, and this ratio is 7:1 among smokers.65
It was reported in one study published in the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, an important scientific source in the world of medicine, that people who describe themselves as having no religious beliefs become ill more frequently and have shorter life spans. According to the results of the research, those with no beliefs are twice as likely to suffer stomach-intestine diseases than believers, and their mortality rate from respiratory diseases is 66% times higher than that of believers.
Secular psychologists tend to refer to similar figures as "psychological effects." This means that belief raises peoples' spirits, and this contributes to health. This explanation may indeed be reasonable, but a more striking conclusion emerges when the subject is examined. Belief in Allah is much stronger than any other psychological influence. The wide-ranging research into the connection between religious belief and physical health carried out by Dr. Herbert Benson of the Harvard Medical Faculty has produced surprising conclusions in this area. Despite not being a believer himself, Dr. Benson has concluded that worship and belief in Allah have a more positive effect on human health than that observed in anything else. Benson states that he has concluded that no belief provides as much mental peace as belief in Allah.66
What is the reason for this connection between belief and the human soul and body? The conclusion reached by the secular researcher Benson is, in his own words, that the human body and mind are regulated to believe in Allah.67
This fact, which the world of medicine has slowly begun to appreciate, is a secret revealed in the Qur'an in these words: "… Only in the remembrance of Allah can the heart find peace." (Qur'an, 13:28) The reason why those who believe in Allah, who pray to and trust in Him, are psychologically and physically healthier is that they behave in accordance with the purpose of their creation. Philosophies and systems which contradict human creation always lead to pain and unhappiness.
Modern medicine is now tending towards the realization of this truth. As Patrick Glynn put it: "[S]cientific research in psychology over the past twenty-five years has demonstrated that,… religious belief is one of the most consistent correlates of overall mental health and happiness."68

65. Patrick Glynn, God: The Evidence, The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason in a Postsecular World (California: Prima Publishing: 1997), 80-81.
66. Herbert Benson, and Mark Stark, Timeless Healing (New York: Simon & Schuster: 1996), 203.
67. Ibid., 193.
68. Glynn, God: The Evidence, The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason in a Postsecular World, 60-61.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


The Fox New TV (US) asked the Iranian President Ahmedi Nijad;

         "When you look into the mirror in the morning what do you
say to yourself"?
         He answered: I see the person in the mirror and tell him
"Remember, you are no
         more than a small servant, ahead of you today is the heavy
responsibility, and
         that is to serve the Iranian nation".

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ayodhya, Babri Masjid and status-quo

By Kashif-ul-Huda,
Liberhan Commission investigating destruction of Babri Masjid was given 48 extensions before it submitted its final report after a delay of 17 years. Allahabad High Court directive to maintain status quo on Babri Masjid site after its judgment in the title suit has already been given one extension and its second deadline is February 15th of this year. It is safe to assume that it will be given extensions for many years to come. By delaying action or resolution we are making the problem bigger and even more difficult to resolve.
Recently, I was part of a panel on BBC Radio’s Beyond Belief program to discuss Ayodhya dispute, importance of Babri Masjid, and implication of the Ayodhya verdict by the High Court. With me on the panel were Dr. Raj Sharma, a Hindu priest based in UK and Dr John Zavos, Lecturer in South Asian Studies at the University of Manchester.
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Sunday, January 23, 2011

How To Memorize the Qur'an 7 TipsThat Will Help

In the Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.
All praise is due to Allah.
May Allah send His peace and blessings upon the beloved Messenger (SAW) and upon his companions, his family, and all who follow his guidance until the Day of Judgment.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Why would you want to go to prison?

You do not want to go to prison .The idea that good people cannot go to jail is not true .They would  just send you. But sometimes some person might have been compelled to go to prison for their mistakes committed by them. .There is a jail which is like five star hotel with all facilities . It  is like  "home away from home". Let us see The World's Nicest Prison. Norway Holden Prison jail has en-suite bathrooms and windows without bars. A luxury prison containing en-suite bathrooms, .Banksy art-style art and windows without bars.

Women power: Half the prison guards are female as it is believed this decreases aggression.

This is the world's nicest prison: Halden Prison in Norway. It is opening in the spring of 2010. It will hold 252 prisoners and has taken 10 years of government planning to build. Featuring private en-suite washrooms, mini-fridges & flat screen T.V.'s in each cell, climbing wall, library, cafeteria and hobby/recreational areas.
"Our job is to create the best possible development opportunities for the individual, and lay the foundation for
possible changes," said prison director  


Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Best ISLAMIC Story Of Sahabaa -- Why dont we Cry

كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ ثُمَّ إِلَيْنَا تُرْجَعُونَ
Every soul will taste of death. Then unto Us ye will be returned (Quran 29: 57)

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Haircut

The  Haircut

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut.  After the cut, he
asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I  cannot accept money
from you, I'm doing community service this  week.' The florist was
pleased and left the shop. When the barber  went to open his shop the
next morning, there was a 'thank you'  card and a dozen roses waiting
for him at his door.

Later,  a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his
bill,  the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you , I'm
 doing community service this week.' The cop was happy and left the
shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was  a
'thank you' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his  door.

Then a Member of Parliament came in for a  haircut, and when he went
to pay his bill, the barber again  replied, 'I can not accept money
from you. I'm doing community  service this week.' The Member of
Parliament was very  happy and left the shop. The next morning, when
the barber went to  open up, there were a dozen other Members of
Parliament lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And  that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between
the citizens of our country and the politicians who run  it.


by mail from R.T Ansari
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Friday, January 14, 2011

The Purpose of the Mosque

The Masjid or Mosque is the base and the foundation stone for Muslim society. It is the place where believers congregate to get to know each other and share their pleasures and their problems. It is the center from where the voice of the Oneness of Allah is raised and devotion to His Oneness is practiced. It is the place where the remembrance of Allah takes place continuously. It is the center from where the light of knowledge and wisdom emanate and enlighten the surroundings.

A MOSQUE is a place dedicated to the worship of God. Muslims are enjoined to observe Salat in congregation. If one is unable to reach a Mosque conveniently, or the journey to the mosque is unsafe, the Salat may be observed wherever convenient. The Holy prophet, (Peace be on him) has said that the whole earth has been sanctified and made a Mosque for Muslims.

The Mosque plays an extremely important role in a Muslim’s life. Islam emphasizes that congregational prayers should be said in the Mosque. In the early state of Islam, when the Muslims were still unable to build a Mosque of their own, the Holy Prophet (peace be on him) chose Arqam’s house who was a companion of the Holy Prophet as the gathering place for the believers to say their congregational prayers. This house was also used by the Holy Prophet as the center for the preaching and propagating of Islam.

When the Holy Prophet (peace be on him) migrated to Madina, the first action he took was to build a Mosque there, which is now known as the Prophet’s Mosque or (Masjid-e-Nabwi). This Mosque became the center of all Muslim activities. Deputations coming from other countries were received there and were generally put up in this Mosque such as the group of Christians from Naijran. This Mosque also served as the center for education, learning, and training.

Muslim Mosques or houses of worship are therefore, not only for the purpose of worship alone but, also serve as the center for all social, cultural, political and various activities. There is no special design or structure for a Mosque. Any building erected or used for congregational prayers is a Mosque.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Reclaiming The Quran - Original Meaning and Understanding

The Majestic Reading: "Quran" The Quran, "The Reading," is a confirmation of the Torah and the Bible, and it affirms, confirms and repeats the Faith and Law that was sent in them both. The Faith and the Law that were sent in them have been corrupted. The Arabic Quran, which cannot be adulterated, has today been surrounded by absolute lies attributed to Mohammad outside the Quran and usually referred to as "Ahadith" or "Stories". The Quran, which is The Story, is absolutely self sufficient in explaining itself, otherwise it would be from other than God. The Quran confirms what has passed before and points to what is to come. Two major events, first a Punishment will come, then the Hour when the earth, sun, and moon as we know it will cease to exist. 
 An English interpretation of the Holy Quran

She never looks like flowers!

She never looks like flowers!
He never cut looks like!
Ever feel like ointment is!
It seems like ever Nestar!
Ever feel like reality is!
It seems like ever Akwabo!
Manjial ever feel like it!
It seems like ever Ssharr!
It seems like ever near ones
It seems like ever Parayao
Visibility of the way, is it everyday Bdlato
Visibility of the way, is it everyday Bdlato

How came Uchaeyo Pay!

... feel fear

They say, we're here?

Each side is Khamaoshayaz

Is silence ...

Boz has

Tonrhazeaya limits ...

Mother to leave your region,

They say we're here?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

40 Sufi Comics Book

I’m pleased to announce that the 40 Sufi Comics book is now out, and available to download for free. Thank you to all those who’ve been supportive with their encouragement and feedback!
Sufi Comics are short comic strips that illustrate the eternal spiritual truths in the teachings of Islam. These comics were published on the Arif & Ali’s Blog over the last two years. 40 Sufi Comics is a collection of these comics in the form of a book. Along side each comic are verses from the Holy Quran & Traditions from the Prophet & the Ahlul Bayt, related to the topic of the comic. Some of the titles included in the book:
* The Truth about Lies
* Mother
* Where does Wisdom come from?
* Where is God’s Treasure?
* No Problem!
* How far is Heaven?
* A Visit to Hell
* Can I see God?
and more…

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Silence at this stage, is indeed complicity.

Palestinian mother through and through; Wafaa
Translated and quoted from Ken O'Keefe blog

Since I arrived in Gaza in late November 2010, nearly 30 Palestinians have been shot in the “buffer zone” near the border.  These people, many children, were not involved in any threatening activity; they were collecting rocks in order to eek out a living.  They were shot in a way that makes one thing clear, shooting Palestinians is nothing more than a game for many Israeli soldiers.
During Operation Cast Lead top commanders approved white phosphorus for use in densely populated civilian areas, so shooting a boy in the head from seven metres away and riddling his dead body with bullets is par for the course really.
Is Israel synonymous with Judaism?  This is a serious and relevant question with serious repercussions.   Do Israeli’s/Jews consider Palestinian life is equal to Israeli/Jewish life?  In all honesty, those who live in Palestine know the answer, and it is an emphatic no.  And so the following is a legitimate question as well, what percentage of Israeli’s even consider Palestinians to be human beings?
Based on what I have read and witnessed, on the Mavi Marmara and otherwise, what has been shared with me from first hand accounts, I believe that significant numbers of Israeli’s consider Palestinians to be sub-human.
Silence at this stage, is indeed complicity.

اقتبس و اترجم بعضا مما كتبه الناشط كين أوكيف على مدونته:
منذ وصلت لغزة في نهاية نوفمبر 2010، كان هناك نحو ثلاثين فلسطينيا أصيبوا في المنطقة العازلة بجوار الحدود. هؤلاء الناس، و العديد من الأطفال لم يكونوا منخرطين في أية أنشطة تهديدية. كانوا فقط يجمعون الحجارة؛ ليبنوا بيوتهم. لقد أطلق عليهم الرصاص بطريقة توضح أن إطلاق النار على الفسطينيين ليست أكثر من لعبة للعديد من جنود الاحتلال الاسرائيلي.
في عملية الرصاص المصبوب، أقر القادة استخدام الفوسفور الأبيض بأماكن مكتظة بالسكان المدنيين، لهذا فإن إصابة طفل في رأسه من بعد سبعة أمتار و تمزيق جسده بالرصاصات يعد حقيقة جزءا من العملية أو اللعبة.
هل إسرائيل مرادف لليهودية؟ إنه سؤال مهم يرتبط بأصداء خطيرة. هل يعتبر اليهود/ الإسرائيليون أن حياة الفسطينيين متساوية مع حياة اليهود/ الإسرائيليين؟ بكل أمانة، هؤلاء الذين يعيشون في فلسطين يعرفون الإجابة، و بالتأكيد هي (لا). و لهذا فإن السؤال القادم، ما هي نسبة الإسرائليين الذين يعتبرون أن الفلسطينيين بشر؟  بناءا على ما قرأت و عاينت، على السفينة مرمرة و غيرها، و ما شاركته من حساباتي الأولى، فانا أؤمن أن عددا معتبرا من الإسرائيليين يعتبرون   الفلسطينيين ما دون البشر.
الصمت في هذه المرحلة هو في الحقيقة مشاركة في الجريمة.إنه التواطؤ.

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