Sunday, December 30, 2012

Beauty tips for my sisters !!!!!

* To beautify your eyes : Lower your gaze towards strange men ...
This will make your eyes pure and shiny...
{24:31} : ...And tell to the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest.
* To have attractive lips...
Speak with kidness towards your family and sisters in Islam...
And speak only the truth and essential matters...
As the Prophet(pbuh) said :"whoever believes in ALLAH(swt) and the last day should speak GOOD WORDS or REMAIN SILENT.[Al Bukharî and Muslim]
* To have blushy cheeks...
Keep your Haya(modesty, shyness)...
As the Prophet(pbuh) said :" Haya doesn't produce but GOODNESS". [Al Bhukharî and Muslim]
* To look fresn and radiant...
Always smile and be cheerful to your family and sisters in Islam...
Adullah Ibn Haarith radiallahu anhu reports :" I didn't see anyone smiled and more than Rasulullah(pbuh).         [ Shamaa-il Tirmidhi]
* To remove impurities from your face and hands...
Makes a lot of istighfar...
And always take wudu(whenever you break it)...
Insha'allah it will clear you from your past sins...
As ALLAH(swt) mentioned in {2:222} :" Truly ALLAh(swt) loves those who repent, and HE love those who cleanse themselves".

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Goodbye 2012 ! Welcome 2013

BYE BYE 2012 - Welcome 2013 !

 BYE BYE 2012

    Before I finally say goodbye to 2012,
    I would like to say


    to each and everyone of you.
    For the impact you had in my life
    Specially for those who sent me email,
    You have enriched my year!!
I wish you all a magical
    Festive Season filled with
    Loving Wishes and beautiful thoughts.
    May your coming year mark the beginning
    of Love,
    Happiness and Bright Future.

    To those who need someone special,
    may you find that true love.

    To those who need money,
    may your finances overflow.

    To those who need caring,
    May you find a good heart to care for you.

  To those who need friends,
    May you meet someone who will also
    enrich your life.

    To those who need life,
    May you find God.

Like Birds, Let Us, Leave Behind What We Don’t Need To Carry...
Life Is Beautiful... Enjoy It...

  Welcome 2013! 

I have a dream

By Guest Author/Anonymous

What made me write this post is a dream that I saw 8 months ago. I had a dream that one of Native Deen (Islamic Nasheeds band) members was speaking in a conference sitting on a table on which there were some glasses. And he spoke of setting dreams and he said something that goes along the lines of:

“When you think about achieving your goals don’t have a negative image that no one will benefit from… ,your job or business or that you will end up with just a normal job or business.  Set your mind that you will have the best job and the best business, and people will extremely benefit from it.”

Now how to define your goal? I heard so much about goal setting and how to define it. Now so many schools of thought teach that your goal must be realistic. To me, I say never be realistic, realistic dreams do not move, realistic dreams do not motivate, realistic dreams DO NOT IGNITE the flame of passion that will keep you running with excitement until the end of life. Realistic dreams will set you for mediocrity. To me if a dream is not wild I don’t feel the smallest amount of excitement to get up from my chair to do it. If a dream is not wild I’d rather sit on my couch and eat potato all day.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Priceless Quote from a confident Muslim Woman

 Nobel Peace Prize winner "Tawakkul Karman," when asked about her Hijab by journalists, she replied: 

“Human being in early times was almost naked, and as his intellect evolved he started wearing clothes. What I am today and what I’m wearing represents the highest level of thought and civilization that human being has achieved, and is not regressive. It’s the removal of clothes again that is a regression back to the ancient times.'' 

Do African Traditions Promulgate Forced Marriages?

The role of tribes and families is important in African traditions of marriage. Most of the marriages are arranged by the families of the marrying partners. The women are considered valuable so much so that the husbands are traditionally bound to give some gift to the family of the bride.

The noble and well to do families consider it honorable to have arranged marriages of their children. The marriage bond is so strong in African traditions of marriage that even the children out of the wedlock are considered more akin to the families than the marriage partners. The tradition has cemented the communities to have good partners for their children.

Paradoxically, the poor families permit their children to select their life partners. Even the marriage partners try their best to select their spouses on their likings and disliking. They don’t allow their families to involve unnecessarily in the process of marriage.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Islam in China by Abdur Rauf

 History of Islam in China

    During the days of the third caliph of Islam, Uthman Ghani (rta), a Muslim deputation led by Sa`ad Ibn Abi Waqqas visited China in 651 A.D (29 A.H.) to invite the Chinese emperor to embrace Islam. They built a magnificent mosque in Canton city. This mosque is known as "The Memorial Mosque".

    Islam and Muslims in China
    After the early beginnings, relations between the Muslims and the Chinese progressed fairly well. The first Muslim settlement in China was established in Cheng Aan port during the Tang dynasty. Thousands of Muslims have been turning to China in different times. Sometimes these neo settlers had petty skirmishes with the local Chinese. The first regular war was waged at the Chinese border in 133 A.H. The Muslims were led by Ziyad. They were far less in numbers. But they gave a crushing defeat to the Chinese. After this victory, the Muslims came to command complete control over the entire Central Asia.

    These early successes opened the doors of China for the Muslim missionaries. In 138 A.H. General Lieu Chen revolted against Emperor Sehwan Tsung. On a request for help from the emperor the Abbasid caliph, Al-Mansur deputed a unit of 4,000 armed Turk Muslim troops to China. With their help the emperor overpowered the rebellion. After crushing the rebellion, the Turk soldiers settled in China. They married Chinese women. The Muslim influx to China continued thereafter through sea and land routes.

    The early Muslims settling in China bore all sorts of circumstances. The long rule of the Manchu dynasty (1644-1911 AD) was the hardest for the Muslims. During this period the following five wars were waged against the Muslims: (1) the Lanchu War, (2) the Che Kanio War, (3) the Sinkiang War, (4) the Uunanan War, and (5) the Shansi War. In these destructive wars, the Muslims suffered inestimable losses. Countless Muslims were martyred. Half of Kansu’s population, totalling 15 millions, was Muslim. Only 5 million could escape alive. Chinese Muslims sustained similar setbacks in several other small and big wars. During the past three centuries, the Muslim population has decreased at 30%.

    However, despite the great Muslim massacres during the past, the present Chinese Muslim population still exceeds 60 million. The Chinese Muslims follow the Islamic theory and practice. They practice all the five fundamentals of Islam. They differentiate between the forbidden (Haram) and the permissible (Halal). They are leading a decent and a civilized life in China.

    Pro-Muslim Shift in Chinese Policy

    The great Chinese statesman, Mao Tse-tung (1893-1976) achieved his political objective through ‘The Long March’. When he settled down at his headquarters at Niyan, the Chinese Muslims supported him. The Muslims also joined his Red Army. However, at no stage of their cooperation with the great Chinese leader did the Muslims forsake their Islamic identity even for a while. In 1954, the Muslims were given guarantees about their prayers, traditional rites, civilization and culture. As compared to other minorities they were extended more liberal facilities, especially in the matters of cementing ties with the Muslim world. Friendly relations with the Muslim countries is a great economic need for modern China. Muslims have accordingly loomed large in China’s foreign policy ever since 1985. The under-developed areas predominated by the Muslims are now extended preferential treatment.

    During China’s Cultural Revolution (1966-76) locks were forcibly put on a number of Chinese mosques. All such mosques have now been restored to the Muslims. Chinese Muslims have been accorded complete religious freedom. The Chinese Radio even broadcasts Qur’anic lectures. The Muslims feel satisfied with such welcome official measures. The pleasant pro-Muslim shift in the Chinese policy is currently making an exceedingly favourable impact on the dissemination of Islam in China. China has exceptionally cordial relation with its neighbouring Muslim state, Pakistan. Throughout this period only on unpleasant incident of a petty clash between Chinese and Muslims was reported in 1990 at the Pakistan – China border at Khunjrab.

                                     Report on Chinese Muslim population

Thursday, December 20, 2012

happiness and emotional equations

***while browsing through my own blogs, a vanity that is yet to vanish from me, i came across this blog which i had accidentally termed private in september 2008, and since there is no time related topicality for this subject i am posting or rather republishing this.***

Relationships and reactions formulate the emotional equations that determine the success of life. Life’s success is not necessarily a sum total of successes one has enjoyed in one’s lifetime. Success, as a synonym for happiness, is the pursuit of life. Persistence and diligence alone make this pursuit worthwhile, and only worthy pursuits win worthy prizes. Life’s success is always determined by its diligence in pursuing happiness.

Encountering moments that appear to pose intense difficulty or danger are not uncommon in life. These moments of crises need not necessarily be catastrophical. They can be simple everyday occurrences that challenge the mind. One need not keep reading Sun Tzu’s Art of War to understand how to manage resources and win challenges. The mind has its own repertoire of management tools, keeps learning and updating its self-management skills and handles moments without even bringing the process to the notice of consciousness. When a crisis happens or a challenge appears, the mind is always ready with all its options- to run, to charge or to surrender. The mind always knows what it is going to do, yet the consciousness called intellect, questions the questions and makes the process sometimes difficult and sometimes painful. These painful difficulties are translated as emotions and cause discomfort, and on many occasions are the reason why the sweetest success would taste bland.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sad but true...

Sad but becoming true...
Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you, too.
Don't laugh.... It is all true!

Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60
And heading towards
70 or beyond!

Kidnappers are not very
interested in you.

In a hostage situation,
you are likely to be released first.

No one expects you to run --

People call at 9 PM (or 9 A M) and ask, 'Did I wake you?

People no longer view you as a

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Imprison My Tongue

Imprison My Tongue
The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “One of the merits of a person’s Islam is his abandoning what does not concern him.” [Tirmidhi]

The least harmful of a tongue’s faults is talking about whatever does not concern it. There are far worse things, like backbiting, gossiping, obscene and misleading talk, two-faced and hypocritical talk, showing off, quarrelling, bickering, singing, lying, mockery, derision and falsehood; and there are many more faults which can affect a servant of Allah’s tongue, ruining his heart and causing him to lose both his happiness and pleasure in this life, and his success and profit in the next life.

Perhaps this is why Abdullah ibn Masood (radi Allahu anhu) said: “By Allah, besides Whom no God exists, nothing deserves a long prison sentence more than my tongue.”

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

One of the Outstanding People of the 20th Century: Mr.Kalayanasundaram

Mr.Kalayanasundaram worked as a Librarian for 30 years. Every month in his 30 year experience(service), he donated his entire salary to help the needy. He worked as a server in a hotel to meet his needs. He donated even his pension amount of about ten lakh rupees to the needy.

He is the first person in the world to spend the entire earnings for a social cause. In recognition to his service, United Nations Organization adjudged him as one of the Outstanding People of the 20th Century. An American organization honored him with the ‘Man of the Millennium’ award. He received a sum of Rs 30 cores as part of this award which he distributed entirely for the needy as usual.Moved by his passion to help others, Super Star Rajinikanth adopted him as his father.

Early life :

Kalyanasundaram was born and brought up in Melakaruvelangulam village, of Nangunari taluk in Tirunelveli district. "There were only 30 houses then. No roads, no buses, no school, no electricity, not even a petty shop. I studied in the light of a kerosene lamp or by candlelight till I was about ten years old," he says.

Kalyanasundaram lost his father when he was only one year old. After completing school, he was determined to pursue a B.A degree with Tamil as the main subject. As he was the only student for the course at St. Xavier's College, Tirunelveli, the college management persuaded him to take up another subject, but he refused. Impressed by the youngster's determination to study Tamil, Karumuttu Thygaraja Chettiar, the founder of MTT Hindu College, had no hesitation admitting him to the course he wanted. Karumuttu Chettiar also bore the youngster's study expenses. "Those days I can never forget, especially the Chettiar's munificence," recalls Kalyanasundaram.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Muadh ibn Jabal

                                                   Muadh ibn Jabal

        Muadh ibn Jabal was a young man growing up in Yathrib as the light of guidance and truth began to spread over the Arabian peninsula. He was a handsome and imposing character with black eyes and curly hair and immediately impressed whoever he met. He was already distinguished for the sharpness of his intelligence among young men of his own age.

        The young Muadh became a Muslim at the hands of Musab ibn Umayr, the daiy (missionary) whom the Prophet had sent to Yathrib before the hijrah. Muadh was among the seventy-two Yathribites who journeyed to Makkah, one year before the hijrah, and met the Prophet at his house and later again in the valley of Mina, outside Makkah, at Aqabah. Here the famous second Aqabah Pledge was made at which the new Muslims of Yathrib, including some women, vowed to support and defend the Prophet at any cost. Muadh was among those who enthusiastically clasped the hands of the blessed Prophet then and pledged allegiance to him.

        As soon as Muadh returned to Madinah from Makkah, he and a few others of his age formed a group to remove and destroy idols from the houses of the mushrikeen in Yathrib. One of the effects of this campaign was that a prominent man of the city, Amr ibn al-Jumuh, became a Muslim.

        When the noble Prophet reached Madinah, Muadh ibn Jabal stayed in his company as much as possible. He studied the Quran and the laws of Islam until he became one of the most well-versed of all the companions in the religion of Islam.

        Wherever Muadh went, people would refer to him for legal judgments on matters over which they differed. This is not strange since he was brought up in the school of the Prophet himself and learnt as much as he could from him. He was the best pupil of the best teacher. His knowledge bore the stamp of authenticity. The best certificate that he could have received came from the Prophet himself when he said: "The most knowledgeable of my ummah in matters of Halal and haram is Muadh ibn Jabal."

        One of the greatest of Muadhs contributions to the ummah of Muhammad was that he was one of the group of six who collected the Quran during the lifetime of the Prophet, peace be upon him. Whenever a group of companions met and Muadh was among them, they would look at him with awe and respect on account of his knowledge. The Prophet and his two Khalitahs after him placed this unique gift and power in the service of Islam .

        After the liberation of Makkah, the Quraysh became Muslims en masse. The Prophet immediately saw the need of the new Muslims for teachers to instruct them in the fundamentals of Islam and to make them truly understand the spirit and letter of its laws. He appointed Attab ibn Usay as his deputy in Makkah and he asked Muadh ibn Jabal to stay with him and teach people the Quran and instruct them in the religion.

        Sometime after the Prophet had returned to Madinah, messengers of the kings of Yemen came to him announcing that they and the people of Yemen had become Muslims. They requested that some teachers should be with them to teach Islam to the people. For this task the Prophet commissioned a group of competent duat (missionaries) and made Muadh ibn Jabal their amir. He then put the following question to Muadh:

        "According to what will you judge?"
        "According to the Book of God," replied Muadh.
        "And if you find nothing therein?"
        "According to the Sunnah of the Prophet of God."
        "And if you find nothing therein?"
        "Then I will exert myself (exercise ijtihad) to form my own judgment."
        The Prophet was pleased with this reply and said: "Praise be to God Who has guided the messenger of the Prophet to that which pleases the Prophet."

        The Prophet personally bade farewell to this mission of guidance and light and walked for some distance alongside Muadh as he rode out of the city. Finally he said to him:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

BABARI MASJID TAMIL SONG- பாபரி மஸ்ஜித் தமிழ் பாடல்

UAE' Emirates' Name Explanation

Dear All,

            Assalaamu alaikum

            With humble we share our knowledge on "Explanation For The Names of All Emirates" both in English and Tamil.
            We have dedicated our time and efforts to collect all the information and published in the public interests.

            Also with pleasure we would like to have your feed backs.


Bilalia Ulama's Association, UAE Chapter, Dubai
An Alumni Team of Bilalia Arabic College, Chennai.

For further details please contact

Moulavi K. Syed Abu Salih Bilali B.Com
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Love Your Mother

 Love Your Mother
The teachings of the Holy Qur'an for the Child to follow during his life is: "Your Lord (Allah) has ordained that you should worship none except Him and show kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain to old age with you, say not 'Fie' unto them nor reproach them but speak to them a gracious word. And lower unto them the wing of submission through mercy (defer humbly to them out of
tenderness) and pray: My Lord, have mercy on them both as they nurtured me when I was little." (Qur'an 17:23-24)

"And we (Allah) have enjoined upon man (to be good) to his parents: His mother bears him in weakness upon weakness.." Qur'an 31:14)

"We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents: In pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth.." (Qur'an 46:59)

A man came to Allah’s Apostle and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?” The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Your mother.” The man said. “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man further said, “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man asked for the fourth time, “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your father. ”

(Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 2)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Invitation to participate in the PMji Samjhoji! Letter-a-thon

Dear Nidurali ,

My name is Aisha and I am the Editor of The Viewspaper which is India’s largest youth paper.

On 2nd December 2012, we are organizing the PMji Samjhoji! Letter-a-thon - The day India will write to its Prime Minister.

There are many times, while reading the news, we think we have ideas and possible solutions to some of India’s problems. There are many times when we feel that we could give suggestions to the people who run our country but don’t end up taking any action.

Considering that you run the blog , I was hoping that you would join us in taking action by being a part of an initiative, which will attempt to change the conversation on the web in India by getting all Indians to share concrete ideas, solutions and suggestions in the form of open letters to the Prime Minister, all of which will be published on ONE DAY on The Viewspaper (

Eminent journalists like Madhu Trehan (Founding Editor, India Today), Sonia Singh (Editorial Director, NDTV), activists like Abhinandan Sekhri (Core Member, India Against Corruption), eminent educationists like Dr. Amit Kapoor (Professor, Harvard Business School and MDI) and Musicians like Parikrama are some of the people who have already confirmed their participation.

Get Married

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Get married, reproduce, and let your number increase.” [sunan Ibn Majah]

Islam stresses the importance of the institution of marriage and the desirability of having children and taking good care of all members of the family unit. Healthy societies are built on healthy families. Remaining single, having relationships without marriage, or neglecting one’s family, are looked down upon and contrary to the teachings of Islam.

Whoever desires to gain Allah’s Pleasure and win his/her everlasting abode in Paradise needs to take care of the responsibilities that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) wants us to shoulder on earth and which (anyway) satisfy the demands of human nature. Marriage should be looked forward to as a way to earn good deeds and the most responsible and fitting way in which to satisfy the cravings of human nature.

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) mentions as one of His favours on us: “And Allah has made for you mates of your own nature; and made for you, out of them, children and grandchildren; and provided for you sustenance of the best. [Quran: Surah 16, Ayat 72]

This hadith has been sent to me by

ISRAEL: The sole and simple answer to all questions & the Source of Terrorism

Brigadier General (Retired) James J David of United States of America presented these Questions and Answers:

Q-1: Which country alone in the Middle East has nuclear weapons?
Answer: Israel.

Q-2: Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections? Answer: Israel.

Q-3: Which country in the Middle East seized the sovereign territory of other nations by military force and continues to occupy it in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions? Answer: Israel.

Q-4: Which country in the Middle East routinely violates the international borders of another sovereign state with warplanes and artillery and naval gunfire?
Answer: Israel.

Q-5: What American ally in the Middle East has for years sent assassins into other countries to kill its political enemies (a practice sometimes called exporting terrorism)?
Answer: Israel.

Monday, November 19, 2012


Don't Buy Israel - BOYCOTT


7 29 - DON'T BUY!


A former resident of the D.C. area, not far from where president Obama will be taking his oath of office, said today,

"I refuse to buy anything with that (bar code) on it, until Israel wakes up to what she is doing in our world"

The Bar Code for products made in Israel carries the numbers 7 29 in the beginning, according to the man, who asked not to be named in our article.

He's not the only one who sees this as the peaceful way to bring and end to the conditions going on in Gaza over the last few days.

Let's hope it works.

Who knows? Maybe this could be the way to stop a lot more countries from dealing war and get back to dealing out products.

O wait - that's right, war is a way of dealing out products, isn't it? There's guns, bullets, tanks, planes, uniforms, boots, rockets not to mention poisonous gasses, nuclear bombs.

Well, at least we should try out best, right?


Friday, November 16, 2012

You Will Like To Know This Man

A most beautiful and informative slide show about the Holy  Prophet. 

   This slide show has been sent to me by Farook Ali

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Top 10 Tips for Singing Better

Singing is something that almost everyone has the potential for, but that not a lot of people have been taught how to do. Some people want to sing to improve the sound of their garage band, impress friends, and even make it big. Whatever your reason may be, let’s take a look at the top 10 ways to become a better singer.

10. Breath
First and foremost, make sure that you are breathing. And when we say “breathe” we mean “breathe properly”. When you inhale, push your stomach outwards. At this point, you should feel your diaphragm rise. For those who don’t know, a diaphragm is the muscle that is located just above your stomach. This will allow you to take in more air and this extra air is what will allow you to hold pitch and sing more smoothly.

9. Open the Throat
Aside from breathing, try to be conscious about pushing your throat outward. Now this may sound like an odd concept so let’s talk about what this means. Basically, try to push your throat as far outward as you can while singing. This will allow your vocal cords to expand and will allow for much more sustainability with your notes.

8. Stand Up
There are few singers who can sound amazing when they are sitting down. The reason why there aren’t many singers who can do this is because sitting down tends to restrict your airway and prevent you from singing as smoothly as you want. While there is certainly nothing wrong with sitting down and practicing your singing, you should try doing it while standing up to achieve optimal results.

7. Shoulders Back

Whenever you push your shoulders back by a small amount, you can literally feel your chest cavity start to open up. A lot of professional singers and instructors recommend this as it will allow you to breathe much more easily as well as take quicker breathes while singing.

6. Open Your Mouth

This is a simple tip that not a lot of people think about. Basically, keep your mouth open. And make sure that you keep it open wide enough so that when you sing, you receive a better tone and overall sound. Opening your mouth while you sing will ultimately allow you to increase volume as well as have better pronunciation while singing.

Read more Top 10 Tips for Singing Better 

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Wish you a very happy, blessed new Hijri Islamic New year

Wish you a very happy, blessed new Hijri Islamic New year   May Allah bless each and everyone of you during this blessed New Year!

JazakAllah Khayr : جزاك اللهُ خيراً‎
"Allah will reward you [with] goodness."


Maher Zain - Palestine Will Be Free | ماهر زين - فلسطين سوف تتحرر

Awakening Records is pleased to announce the release of the world's first animated peace music video on Palestine. Palestine will be Free' is performed by Awakening's latest music sensation - Maher Zain.

This is the first time an animated peace music video has been produced on Palestine: "We are recognised as pioneers and constantly pushing the bounds of creativity and innovation. This animated music video for our new star artist Maher Zain is just another step in that direction and certainly not the last", said Bara Kherigi, Director of Awakening Records. Destined to be an international success, the video features the story of a young brave Palestinian girl who never loses hope for a better future despite the harsh realities surrounding her.

We keep telling each other
That this day will be
Will be the last and tomorrow
We all can go home free
And all this will finally end
Palestine tomorrow will be free
Palestine tomorrow will be free

No mother, no father to wipe away my tears
That's why I won't cry
I feel scared but I won't show my fears
I keep my head high
Deep in my heart I never have any doubt
That Palestine tomorrow will be free
Palestine tomorrow will be free

I saw those rockets and bombs shining in the sky
Like drops of rain in the sun's light
Taking away everyone dear to my heart
Destroying my dreams in a blink of an eye
What happened to our human rights?
What happened to the sanctity of life?
And all those other lies?
I know that I'm only a child
But is your conscience still alive

I will caress with my bare hands
Every precious grain of sand
Every stone, and every tree
'Cause no matter what they do
They can never hurt you
'Cause your soul will always be free

Palestine tomorrow will be free
Palestine tomorrow will be free

Lyrics: Maher Zain & Bara Kherigi
Melody: Maher Zain
Arrangement: Maher Zain & Hamza Namira
© Awakening Records 2009

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Jerusalem under Umer ibn al-Khattab’s Rule

Umar ibn al-Khattab was one of the closest companions of Prophet Muhammad (s) and was the second caliph / ruler of the Muslims (after Abu Bakr Siddiq.) This post reviews some historical facts related to Umar’s forces conquering Jerusalem during the 7th century. This article is taken from the book  Jerusalem is Ours: The Centuries old Christian, Jewish, and Islamic  struggle for the Holy Lands – authored and published by

After the death of Prophet Muhammad, Umar ibn al-Khattab’s forces  conquered Jerusalem.[1] During Umar’s reign, Jerusalem was conquered bloodlessly for the first time by Muslims in the year 638 CE. As Prophet Muhammad (s) had laid the foundation of the religion of Islam (through revelation from God, Allah), Umar’s conquest of Jerusalem is considered to be the first in Islamic history.

During Umar’s reign, his armies advanced into many territories. During these conquests, as the Muslim forces marched toward Jerusalem, the Byzantines were forced to leave Syria. The Muslim armies under the commandership of Amr ibn Al-As reached Jerusalem and lay siege of the city. Amr was later joined by prominent Muslim commanders such as Khalid bin Waleed and Abu Ubaidah ibn al Jarrah. At that time, Bishop Sophronius was the Patriarch[3] of Jerusalem. Sophronius, who was of an Arab descent, is venerated as a saint in the Catholic as well as the Eastern Orthodox Church. Seeing little hope in resisting, the Christians in Jerusalem decided to surrender at the hands of Caliph Umar’s forces. However, the Bishop demanded that the city keys would be handed over to the Muslims without resistance only if Caliph Umar personally received the city keys. Muslims at that time didn’t favor entertaining the patriarch’s demands saying that as the Christian forces had been vanquished, they were in no position to dictate terms and thus there was no need for the Caliph to go to Jerusalem. On this, Caliph Umar sought the advice of Ali,[4] one of the Prophet’s closet aides and companions. Ali instead advised Umar to go to Jerusalem on the grounds that he was the victor and that it was from Jerusalem that the Prophet Muhammad (s) ascended the Heavens. On this, Caliph Umar agreed to go to Jerusalem to accept the Christian surrender. When Umar entered the city, he first asked about the location of the site of Al-Aqsa and the Rock from where Prophet Muhammad (s) ascended for Me’raj. At that time, the Dome of the Rock had not yet been built. The Bishop took him to the site (known to the Jews as Temple Mount), which to Umar’s disappointment was being used as a garbage dump. This is because under the Christian rule at that time, Jews were not allowed to worship or even enter Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa site (Temple Mount) had no specific religious significance for the Christians. He also found out that the Al-Aqsa mosque was destroyed by the Romans. On seeing the state of the Al-Aqsa site (Temple Mount), Umar said:

    “Allah (God) is Great, I swear by the one who holds my soul in his hand that this is the Mosque of David which the prophet of Allah described to us after his night journey.” [5]

Saturday, November 10, 2012


This documentary shatters the myth developed around the scripts written by
George Bush, Dick Chenny and Donald Rumsfeld about 9/11.

Various true, independent and intelligent investigations by brave Americans
(including former Governor of Minnesota - Jessy Ventura)  and Europeans
compel us to dismiss with contempt  the official version of the story that
we heard through the controlled mainstream media who still do not want to
pursue truth about 9/11 with same vigour and enthusiasm that they displayed
in the investigation of BIll Clinton - Monica Lewinsky affairs!  Why?

Truth will prevail and falsehood by its nature shall perish.


by mail from Farook Ali

The Call of Ibrahim

by Muhammad Alshareef

When Ibrahim alayhis salaam completed the structure of the Ka’bah, Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala commanded him to call the people to Hajj. Ibrahim alayhis salaam pleaded, “O Allah! How shall my voice reach all of those people?” Allah subhanahu wa ta’aala told him that his duty was only to give the call and it was up to Allah to make it reach the people.

Ibrahim alayhis salaam then climbed Mount Arafat and called out in his loudest voice, “O People! Verily Allah has prescribed upon you Hajj, so perform Hajj.”

Allah subhaanahu wa ta’ala revealed in the Qur’an:

And proclaim the Hajj among mankind. They will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways (Al-Hajj 22/28).

To this very day millions upon millions of Muslims continue to answer the call of Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salaam. Perhaps this year you shall be amongst those who answer the call.

‘Amr ibn Al-‘Aas narrates that when his heart entered Islam he went to the Messenger of Allah sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam and said, “Give me your hand so that I may pledge allegiance to you.” The Prophet sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam spread his hand, but ‘Amr withdrew his.

The Prophet sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam asked, “What is wrong ‘Amr?”

Amr said, “I want to make a condition.”

“And what is that?” asked the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

“That Allah will forgive me.”

Then the Messenger of Allah said, “Did you not know that Islam wipes out what came before it, and that Hijrah wipes out what came before it, and that Hajj wipes out what came before it” (Sahih Muslim)!

Hajj is the fifth pillar upon which Islam stands. Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala made it compulsory upon every able Muslim male and female to perform it, at least once in a lifetime.

Allah revealed:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Little girl called me a terrorist.


I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist.

My name is Ela.  I am seventeen years old.  I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab.  So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through.

My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall.  Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack.  Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us.  Not today.  People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us.  They didn’t talk to us.  They acted like we didn’t exist.  They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Makkah cleaner turns into millionaire overnight in Saudi Arabia

Makkah cleaner turns into millionaire overnight in Saudi Arabia
Cleaner was found by old rich brother who was on pilgrimage in Saudi

Bangladeshi cleaner with brother. (SUPPLIED)

A sweating Bangladeshi cleaner earning less than Dh1,000 a month was busy sweeping the ground just outside the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia when an old man rushed forward and hugged him. With tears in his eyes, the man began crying when he told the cleaner that he is his brother and that he would give him Dh millions.

The incident is not part of an Asian movie. It happened in Makkah on Friday, which the cleaner described as the “most beautiful Friday in my life.”

The cleaner had come to Saudi Arabia to flee his repressive brother, who usurped his share from a family inheritance and sent him to jail many times. At first, he could not recognize his elder brother because of his shaven head and pilgrimage dress.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ahmed Bukhatir


Ahmed Bukhatir is a name synonymous today with any lover of music, specially the ‘acapella’ style of singing. A singer, par excellence, with over 10 million fans that span across 5 continents, truly an artiste who proves that ‘music is a universal language’. He has sung in 3 different languages at this point, English, Arabic and French, He looks forward to be able to get his message across in as many languages as possible, as he quotes, ‘we should be able to surpass the barrier of languages and communicate in whatever medium possible as the more the world seems to get closer, the more far apart, we as human beings are growing’. Ahmed Bukhatir hails from the United Arab Emirates and was born in 1975 to one of the biggest business families. Ahmed Bukhatir has played many diverse roles at a very young age; he currently serves as a Senator for the Sharjah government. When he was asked to serve, he dutifully stepped up to perform his civic duties.
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Eid in dubai (video) DUBAI EID AL AHADA -துபாயில் தியாகத் திருநாள் காணொளி இணைப்பு

துபாயில் தியாகத் திருநாள் காணொளி இணைப்பு - Eid in dubai (video) DUBAI EID AL AHADA PART1 DUBAI EID AL AHADA PART2.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Walking Bosnian reaches Makkah for Hajj

Senad Hadzic on the path to Hajj / Image source:

MAKKAH – Walking thousands of miles through six countries on foot, a 47-year-old Bosnian Muslim has finally reached the holy city of Makkah to fulfil his life-time dream of performing hajj.

“I wanted to perform Hajj but I had no money,” Senad Hadzic was quoted as saying by Emirates 24/7 on Monday, October 22.

“I decided to walk to Saudi Arabia, having only 200 euros.”

Aspiring to perform hajj, Hadzic started his lengthy trip from his hometown Banovici in northern Bosnia in December.

During his journey, the Muslim man walked for nearly 3,600 miles (5,900 km) on foot from his Bosnian village to the holy city of Makkah.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Top 10 Tips for Singing Better

Singing is something that almost everyone has the potential for, but that not a lot of people have been taught how to do. Some people want to sing to improve the sound of their garage band, impress friends, and even make it big. Whatever your reason may be, let’s take a look at the top 10 ways to become a better singer.

10. Breath
First and foremost, make sure that you are breathing. And when we say “breathe” we mean “breathe properly”. When you inhale, push your stomach outwards. At this point, you should feel your diaphragm rise. For those who don’t know, a diaphragm is the muscle that is located just above your stomach. This will allow you to take in more air and this extra air is what will allow you to hold pitch and sing more smoothly.


Friday, October 19, 2012



Welcome to our Deen College


The college is located in a lush green environment. The location of the college is well known for Tamilnadu Rice Research Institute and there are many pilgrim centers such as Nagore, Velankani, Thirunallaru, Soriyanar Koil etc. with rich cultural and heritage values which are visited by lakhs of people of all religions. The students of our college are to strive for excellence both in their search for knowledge and skills and in the pursuit of success in life, in terms of their commitment to bring happiness to the fellow beings and for the development of our Nation.   


Deen College is established by Rafiudeen Educational and Charitable Trust for which Dr.A.Rafiudeen is Chairman and Mr.R.Kursheed is the Managing Director.

Dr.G.Vasudevan M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., is the Principal. He has 37 Years of Experience at AVC College, Mayiladuthurai. He worked as HOD of Chemistry, Vice Principal and Principal i/c at AVC College. With his vast experience he is able to manage the college efficiently.

Saturday, October 13, 2012



 Courtesy : Dr.Shankar Raman. M.B.B.S.,M.S., Mayiladuthurai.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Adele At Her Scintillating Best.....Again

Skyfall - 007 James Bond

Lose Yourself ....

This is the end
Hold your breath and count to ten
Feel the earth move and then
Hear my heart burst again

For this is the end
I've drowned and dreamed this moment
So overdue, I owe them
Swept away, I'm stolen

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together
At skyfall

Skyfall is where we start
A thousand miles and poles apart
When worlds collide, and days are dark
You may have my number, you can take my name
But you'll never have my heart

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together
At skyfall

Where you go I go,
What you see I see
I know I'll never be me, without the security
Are your loving arms
Keeping me from harm
Put your hand in my hand
And we'll stand

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together

Let the sky fall, when it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together
At skyfall

Let the sky fall
We will stand tall


Saturday, October 6, 2012

The USSR collapsed and the same fate has been prepared for the USA

Russian General: “The USSR Collapsed and the Same Fate Has Been Prepared for the USA”

In the following video commentary Russian General Konstantin P. Petrov (Ret.) asks s...
ome interesting questions and includes his own thoughts (perhaps the non-official Russian position) about a variety of topics that include the end of US dollar hegemony, the orchestration of the 9-11 attacks to engage America in a mid-east war, the puppeteers behind the politicians and the coming premeditated collapse of the United States of America as we know it.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Top 10 Ways to Save Money During a Recession

Few can argue that saving money during a recession can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are a few ways to increase your savings each month. Let’s take a look at how people save money during a recession.

10. Re-Use Old Stuff
During a recession, it is important that you become creative. Solving problems in the most cost-efficient manner possible is what will save you a lot of money at the end of the month. A sure fire way to save money is to re-use old stuff. Stretch household items for a bit longer than you are normally used to. There are plenty of resources on the Internet that can show anyone how to recycle, re-use, and effectively utilize what they already own, without using a lot of money to do so.

9. Cut Down on Food
While food is a bare essential and is needed to survive, you should be making a proactive decision to save as much money on food as possible. If you really want to cut down on your bills, consider purchasing a whole chicken versus pieces of meat at the supermarket. The process is much simpler than you think. Instead of dining out on the weekend consider visiting a whole foods market and investing your money there. You would be surprised by how much healthier you are and how much money you save when you avoid foods with high-fat content.


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