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.


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