Friday, May 22, 2009

Default Muslim in cities worldwide -

Mississauga (6.85% - 41,845 Muslims)
Toronto (6.7% - 377,831 Muslims)
Markham (5.3% - 11,020 Muslims)
Burnaby (4.84% - 9,270 Muslims)
Windsor (4.8% - 9,875 Muslims)
Ottawa (3.97% - 57,621 Muslims)
Brampton (3.54% - 11,470 Muslims)
Richmond (3.03% - 4,950 Muslims)
Montreal (3% - 109,067 Muslims)
Calgary (2.95% - 25,660 Muslims)
Edmonton (2.9% - 18,790 Muslims)
Surrey (2.89% - 10,000 Muslims)
Waterloo (2.82% - 2,425 Muslims)
Ajax (2.78% - 2,045 Muslims)
London (2.7% - 12,358 Muslims)
Kitchener (2.64% - 4,970 Muslims)
Vaughan (2.43% - 4,415 Muslims)
Hamilton (2.34% - 11,335 Muslims)
Longueuil (2.08% - 2,635 Muslims)
Oakville (2.04% - 2,935 Muslims)
Cornwall (1.8% - 800 Muslims)
Vancouver (1.7% - 38,611 Muslims)
Wood Buffalo (1.62% - 690 Muslims)
Cambridge (1.54% - 1,680 Muslims)
Laval (1.52% - 5,160 Muslims)
Burlington (1.01% - 1,515 Muslims)
Fredericton (0.97% - 455 Muslims)
Aurora (0.89% - 355 Muslims)
Halifax (0.86% - 3,070 Muslims)
Niagara Falls (0.85% - 665 Muslims)
Gatineau (0.8% - 815 Muslims)
Victoria (0.79% - 565 Muslims)
Winnipeg (0.77% - 4,690 Muslims)
Saskatoon (0.58% - 1,115 Muslims)
Saint-Hyacinthe (0.54% - 200 Muslims)
Rankin Inlet (0.46% - 10 Muslims)
St. John's (0.46% - 445 Muslims)
Quebec City (0.45% - 3,020 Muslims)
Regina (0.44% - 770 Muslims)
Saint John (0.42% - 290 Muslims)
Medicine Hat (0.37% - 185 Muslims)
Sarnia (0.37% - 260 Muslims)
Grande Prairie (0.36% - 130 Muslims)
Lethbridge (0.3% - 150 Muslims)
Iqaluit (0.29% - 15 Muslims)
Whitehorse (0.29% - 55 Muslims)
Blainville (0.28% - 100 Muslims)
Kelowna (0.26% - 250 Muslims)
Kamloops (0.2% - 150 Muslims)
Thunder Bay (0.2% - 210 Muslims)
Nanaimo (0.15% - 110 Muslims)
Cape Breton (0.13% - 135 Muslims)

Urumqi (23.1% - 619,504 Muslims)
Kunming (2.4% - 149,000 Muslims)
Beijing (2% - 238,800 Muslims)
Tianjin (2% - 235,000 Muslims)
Hohhot (1.6% - 24,000 Muslims)
Nanjing (1.2% - 64,832 Muslims)
Xian (0.62% - 50,000 Muslims)

Dire Dawa (70.9% - 243,064 Muslims)
Kombolcha (57.42% - 39,485 Muslims)
Dessie (38.5% - 65,105 Muslims)
Weldiya (19.44% - 8,303 Muslims)
Addis Ababa (16.2% - 443,596 Muslims)
Gondar (15.83% - 30,833 Muslims)
Bahir Dar (11.47% - 19,185 Muslims)
Mek'ele (7.66% - 12,961 Muslims)
Debre Tabor (6.15% - 2,402 Muslims)
Debre Berhan (4.05% - 2,723 Muslims)
Debre Marqos (1.88% - 1,609 Muslims)

Cologne (12.06% - 120,000 Muslims)
Berlin (6% - 213,000 Muslims)
Hamburg (1.63% - 70,000 Muslims)

Srinagar (95% - 922,789 Muslims)
Hyderabad (40% - 3,838,776 Muslims)
Bhopal (38% - 563,433 Muslims)
Meerut (32% - 436,828 Muslims)
Lucknow (20% - 975,172 Muslims)
Mysore (19% - 151,853 Muslims)
Bombay (18.56% - 3,873,614 Muslims)
Calcutta (18% - 1,400,498 Muslims)
Trivandrum (15% - 111,711 Muslims)
Bangalore (13.37% - 828,940 Muslims)
Allahabad (12% - 145,842 Muslims)
Poona (12% - 683,400 Muslims)
Delhi (11.7% - 1,860,300 Muslims)
New Delhi (11.7% - 35,377 Muslims)
Ahmedabad (11.4% - 399,000 Muslims)
Madras (8.37% - 673,785 Muslims)
Chandigarh (3.9% - 35,125 Muslims)

Jaljuliya (100% - 8,000 Muslims)
Qalansawe (100% - 18,900 Muslims)
Rahat (100% - 42,200 Muslims)
Tayibe (99.7% - 34,696 Muslims)
Umm Al Fahm (99.7% - 43,170 Muslims)
Tamra (99.6% - 27,191 Muslims)
Tira (99.6% - 21,414 Muslims)
Deir Hanna (80% - 6,800 Muslims)
Nazareth (68.7% - 127,095 Muslims)
Abu Sinan (54.7% - 6,509 Muslims)
I'billin (51.1% - 5,621 Muslims)
Lod (18.6% - 12,462 Muslims)
Ramle (16% - 10,384 Muslims)
Haifa (4% - 41,560 Muslims)
Tel Aviv-Yafo (1% - 31,508 Muslims)

Permatang Pauh (69.4% - 40,571 Muslims)
Kulim (66.67% - 100,005 Muslims)
Kuantan (57% - 324,102 Muslims)
Johor Bahru (44% - 748,000 Muslims)
Kuala Lumpur (38% - 684,000 Muslims)
Kuching (35.7% - 207,000 Muslims)
Petaling Jaya (30% - 135,000 Muslims)
Georgetown (19% - 57,000 Muslims)
Ipoh (17% - 109,616 Muslims)

Peshawar (99% - 2,925,702 Muslims)
Karachi (96.62% - 12,394,343 Muslims)
Sukkur (96% - 1,736,390 Muslims)
Lahore (94.1% - 6,527,306 Muslims)

Toubas (99.63% - 16,040 Muslims)
Hebron (99.59% - 130,000 Muslims)
Gaza City (99.15% - 406,180 Muslims)
Jerusalem (32% - 239,232 Muslims)
Bethlehem (13% - 3,285 Muslims)

Jolo (90% - 79,198 Muslims)
Marawi City (90% - 117,981 Muslims)
Isabela City (27% - 23,756 Muslims)
Davao City (1.17% - 15,951 Muslims)

Bucharest (0.5% - 13,000 Muslims)

Mecca (100% - 1,700,000 Muslims)
Medina (100% - 1,300,000 Muslims)

Belgrade (1.25% - 20,366 Muslims)

Ljubljana (5% - 13,396 Muslims)

Geneva (4.4% - 8,172 Muslims)

Bangkok (6% - 489,631 Muslims)

Birmingham (14.3% - 326,625 Muslims)
Manchester (9.1% - 41,687 Muslims)
London (8.5% - 1,185,325 Muslims)
Cardiff (3.7% - 11,877 Muslims)
Edinburgh (1.5% - 6,729 Muslims)
Belfast (0.69% - 5,000 Muslims)

Dearborn (40% - 40,000 Muslims)
New York (3% - 600,000 Muslims)
Sioux Falls (1% - 1,100 Muslims)
Los Angeles (0.98% - 37,577 Muslims)
Fargo (0.58% - 572 Muslims)
Columbus (0.58% - 4,337 Muslims)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

What is Your Rate ? Sisters BEWARE :: A serious threat for Girls !

In The Name of Allah,The Most Merciful,The Most Kind
This Article was Originally published in my old blog. While spreading the links of this website i found that lots of sisters in Islam in ORKUT,FACEBOOK and similar service websites showing there pictures in profiles .I guess they don’t have any information about the use of pictures.and recently in Nov 2008,again same things happened with a girl,so finally I decided to put this Article in this website to inform females about this threat,I request sisters in Islam to remove there pics from profiles.All incidence are True,can be verified from CBI Website.
What is your rate ?
How much you will take for Night ?
Unkown Person : Hello,i want to know the rate of your girl for 2 hr ?What’s her age ?
A Father : shocked ! What ?
UnKown Person : What is the rate of your girl for 2 hrs and for night ?
i guess,he will never understand what the hell is going on.Can you imagine the father’s agony?
The father of a South Delhi schoolgirl suffered from the fake profile of his daughter posted on Orkut that not only described the teenager as a ’sex teacher’, but also contained obscene photographs and her contact details.
The teenager’s family had received the first call where the caller wanted to speak to the girl. Similar calls poured in later, the police said, adding all the callers referred to Orkut.
Father of the girl lodged a complaint with the Cyber Cell of the Delhi Police’s Economic Offences after his family started receiving calls following the appearance of the fake profile.
An air-hostess had moved a court here alleging that someone has opened an account in her name on Orkut wherein she is being described as a “sex struck woman”.
The family had a harrowing time when two strangers knocked at their door a fortnight ago and told them the girl had invited them for sex,they added. Police said a case has been registered and investigations were on.
the airhostes claimed that act has lowered her reputation in the eyes of her family members and neighbors.she also said that she have written to the national commission of the women ministry against her criminal defamation,but no actions have been taken so far.
It was one of those normal evenings when Parmeet Kaur (name changed), a software engineer in Chennai, logged on to Orkut to unwind from work and catch up with friends.But one and a half minutes later, the evening turned shocking and miserable for her.
What she saw was a cheeky scrap and forward to a profile that had her semi-nude photo in another girl’s profile, tagged as her sister who flagged joint hints of intimate advances and indecent invites. Parmeet’s photo had been brazenly and easily tampered with.
After many weeks of tension and repeated requests to Orkut, the ID was removed. She vowed never to be vulnerable again.
Victims like Parmeet, are not one-off. They belong to the new breed of cautious Orkuters,Facebook users who either have said goodbye to networking or have got extremely careful with their communities and photographs.”

FONTANA, California – A group of boys who posed as a 15-year-old girl for an Internet prank ended up police arrest a 48-year-old man who tried to meet the fictitious teenager for sex, authorities said.created a fake profile of a girl on — a social networking Web site — to cheer up a friend who had recently broken up with his girlfriend.
A bachelor student was arrested for creating a classmate’s profile and messages on an Online Community Called ORKUT.
When Sushma Sharma logged on orkut,she received a scrap(orkut cmnt) saying Hi from the profile that seemed to be her own. This made her wonder since she never wrote it in her own scrapbook. Out of curiousity she clicked on the profile,and to her utter dismay she was flooded with vulgar comments and cheap discriptions about her.
The profile also had her photograph and cell number.after this she started getting vulgar phone calls..then they complained to cyber cell,then the problem was solved.
New Paper Cutting of this Story !
New Paper Cutting of this Story ! Click on image to open big image,chk TIPS
Abshishek,19 a BMS Student, first denied commiting such crimes but soon accepted.he have been booked under IPC469 publishing offensive messages and sexction 67 of IT Act 2000,He Can be punished with upto 5 Years in JAIL.

NEW ISSUE with a Air Hostess
This can happen with you also,Are You ready for this ?
Your friends calls you and ask “you are available for sex as prostitute ?” Imagine your father or brother recieve a call from someone,asking rates for 2 hrs or night . ?
What you will do ? To how many people you will say that its fake Calls.
How many people will believe your words.?

I know your are decent person,not involve in such activities.but others ?

What happened ? Why you are reciving such calls ?
“There has been a spurt in Orkut,Facebook,MySpace-related obscenity cases in various parts of India like Bangalore this year. Cases of misuse on Orkut,Facebook have been reported widely.
In Bangalore, there have been eight to ten Orkut,Facebook,My Space etc -related complaints concerning pictures of young girls that have been posted on communities and groups with lewd allusions and a listing of the victims’ mobile numbers and email ids.”
The phenomenon is not restricted to any geographical regions, it is all over the country.
Who is responsible for this ? :

You and Orkut,Facebook,bigadda,yahoo, myspace, ibibo,Hi5 is responsible for this.

How they are doing this :
You created your profile on Orkut,Facebook or other community friendship uploaded your real picture in profile,Albums.may be you want to show you are very friendly or just want to share your pictures with family relatives. but this was your mistake.biggest mistake.
Who is doing all this ?
Someone who knows you very well,other workers in ur office,Family enemy, AnyOne.
Just to haras you,to distroy your image or for own benefit.

Mostly Pimps,other prostitute and adult website webmasters copied your picture and
using for thier bussiness to promote their bussiness and get new customers.below is the picture of advertisement where they do !

Adult Site WebMasters : Mostly the webmasters of SexSearch and AdultFriendFinders are using girls Real Name and profile picture for advertisement.

Pic Was removed Reason;;Nude Pictures May Allah save us Those Fitnas..
In above picture its showing that these girls are avialable for sex in NewDelhi,which is totally fake.These girls are not available,its an advertisement way to attract customers.the girl pics are collected from such websites.
Pimps or prostitutes :
They create new profile in Orkut,facebook or other websites providieng similar useing ur picture with your name or different name they create profile,the profile will state that this girl is available for Sex.
Because the profile use real pictures of Girls,so customers all automatically attracted to New
Profiles of Girls.

they will place your mobileno and photo on internet ,so you are reciving such calls from customers who need service.
but this action may hurt you,because may be your brother,your father,your relatives,your friends anyone can see,which will effect on ur status.because they don’t know the truth.
Mostly they use Indian and Pakistani Girls Pictures ! so,BEWARE sisters !
How to Prevent this ?
below are the few methods,regular practise of using below methods will help u to face such
  • Never Upload your real picture in ORKUT,FACEBOOK similar service websites,if you want to share with anyone,send them via email.
  • If you access Orkut from any Internet cafe, log out properly, and then close all browser windows.
  • If you find your privacy compromised in any way, don’t panic. Change your Google password as the first step.
  • Use the features such as ‘Ignore User’ and ‘Report abuse’ if you ever get unsolicited invites or messages.
  • Never download your picture in Cyber Cafe computer system if you are accesing from cafe,if you want to do,then after use,don’t forget to delete file(empty recyclebin after deleteing file) frm where u saved.
  • If you work,then Never share your pictures with office staffs.No matter how much good friends you have .
  • if you are leaving that job then make sure any staff don’t have your picture.Never download your picture in Office Computers.

I’m just trying to warn sisters in Islam about this threat,as i found lots of sisters are don’t have any i decided to post with the latest crime matter where ever you are in world,it can happen,
Will you be happy to see your pictures online as prostitute online ?
Written by
(slave of ALLAH!)


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tips for Memorizing the Qur’an

Allah says in the Holy Qur’an (interpretation of the meaning): “Those who recite the Book of Allah, establish regular prayer, and spend (in charity) out of what We have provided for them, secretly and openly, hope for commerce that will never fail” (Fatir 35:29)

Abdullah ibn Amr ibn Al-As may Allah bless him reported: The Prophet peace be upon him said, "The one who was devoted to the Qur'an will be told on the Day of Resurrection: `Recite and ascend (in ranks) as you used to recite when you were in the world. Your rank will be at the last Ayah you recite.''' [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].

This Hadith mentions the merit of those who memorize part or all of the Qur'an. Some scholars, in explaining this Hadith, have mentioned that the number of ranks (levels) in Paradise is equal to the number of ayahs in the Qur’an, and that a believer will rise one rank for each ayah that he or she memorizes.

In another Hadith, Othman ibn Affan may Allah bless him reported that the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said, "The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur'an and teaches it.'' [Al-Bukhari].

In what follows we list a few hints regarding memorizing the Qur’an, some of which were presented to us by the knowledgeable Sh. Osama Abdul-Azeem of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.

First, make sure to correct your tawbah (repentance to Allah), as sins do not leave any room for the Words of Allah. The Imam Al-Shafie has a famous verse of poetry in which he complained to his scholar about having difficulty in memorizing. His scholar advised him to abandon sins

Have your intention ready, and bear in mind the reward and virtues of this great deed as mentioned in the Hadiths above. Ask Allah sincerely to assist you in accomplishing this.

Dedicate a specific time each day (or every couple of days) for memorizing. This should be a time when you are not busy with other things.

Use the same copy of the Qur’an each time. This is because your mind takes a ‘snapshot’ of the pages.

Start with the surahs that are easiest to you. Many people recommend beginning with the last five juz’s (the 30th, then the 29th, and so on).

Other surahs to begin with are those that you enjoy reciting most of all, and those that you frequently listen to and thus probably already know part of by heart.

The younger you are, the easier it will be. As you grow older, you get busier and your capacity for memorizing decreases. However, it’s never too late in shaa Allah. If you haven’t memorized a lot during your childhood or teens, you can still catch up.

After completing a couple of ayahs, recite them in the next nafl (voluntary prayer) that you pray. Alternatively, practice them with a friend or your spouse.
Finally, it might be a good idea to work in groups, encouraging one another. If you are trying to get your children to memorize, you might want to create a sense of competition among them and then provide some reward to whoever memorizes best. May Allah guide us to all that pleases Him, Ameen.


PICS OF Old Madinah Munawara

An Old Photo of Madinah Munawwarah

An Old pic of BAB-US-SALAAM of Haram-e-Nabvi, at Madinah Munawwerah

An Old pic of Madinah, with the City wall, near abut +100 years ago.

Another view of Masjid Nabvi

Beer-e-Roya, A Well between Madinah & Mecca , Near BADR. The Holy Prophrt and many other ANBIYA

Court yard of Masjid Nabvi

Dar -e-Fatima

daree alrasool


Grave yard in medina

Janat Ul Baqee

Madinah from syrian gate 1907

Masjid Nabvi Exterior View

Masjid Nabvi in old days

Masjid Nabvi in past


Ohud Mountain, Madinah

old city of madina


Poor & Needy in Islam

Poor & Needy in Islam

Charity in Islam is more than merely giving money, food and clothing to the poor and needy. It is a great act of worship.

When a Muslim gives charity, his or her main reason is to please Allah and seek His reward. A true Muslim would never help the poor so that others can see what a good person he or she is.

By seeking Allah’s pleasure, a Muslim is taking this act of charity beyond human recognition and humbling himself before Allah.

There are many aspects to alms-giving in Islam.

  • Zakat – this is the compulsory charity that all Muslims must pay based on the wealth they possess at the time of payment. In Surah At-Tauba, verse 103 of the Quran, Allah says: “Take alms from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it.” The minimum amount to pay is roughly two and a half per cent of the wealth you possess.

  • In secret – it is better to give charity in secret because you can then be sure that your intention is solely for Allah’s pleasure. Giving in public is fine as long as you do not do it to impress people. Abu Hureira reported that the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said that one of the seven types of people who are given shade on the Day of Judgment are those who give charity “so secretly that their left hand do not know what his right hand has given (nobody knows how much he has given in charity).”

  • Clean money – charity should be given with money that is earned in a halal (permissible) manner, i.e. not involving gambling, alcohol etc.

  • Rewards – if you sacrifice some of your wealth for the sake of Allah, you can be sure that Allah will multiply your reward, either in this world or in the afterlife.

Some Hadith:

"He who gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will receive the same reward as him except that nothing will be reduced form the fasting person's rewards."

'Cure your sick people with Sadaqa (i.e. charity)!'

“Verily, charity appeases the wrath of Allah and eases the suffering of death.”

“When a person dies, his actions come to an end except in respect to three things that he leaves behind: a continuous charity, beneficial knowledge that helps others, and righteous children who pray for him.”

A’ishah reported: “Once a man said to the prophet S.A.S,’My mother suddenly died, and I believe that, she lived longer, she would have given something is charity. Would she receive reward if I were to give charity on her behalf?’ At that, the prophet S.A.S replied, “Yes! You should give something in charity on her behalf.”

Quran says about the righteous:

"They give food, out of love for Him (Allah), to the poor, the orphan, and the slave, saying: We feed you only for Allah's pleasure - we desire from you neither reward nor thanks." (76:8,9)

'Who is he that will loan to Allah a beautiful loan which Allah will double unto his credit and multiply it many times?' (2: 245).

'O ye who believe, spend from what you (lawfully) earned' (2: 267)

'By no means shall you attain righteousness unless you give (freely as a charity) from that which you love; and whatever you spend Allah knows it well.' (3: 92)


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Why wear niqab -

i found this wonderful information on why wear niqab..i hope my sisters find this information helpful and beneficial like i did.Why Wear Niqab?Niqab is MustahabbThe word "mustahabb" means "seeking the love (of Allah SWT)". A hadith qudsi beautifully describes the way to seek the love of Allah SWT:Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet said, "Allah said: My servant draws not near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have enjoined upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him"found in Sahih Bukhari

Our service of Allah SWT through our obedience of whatever He has commanded us draws us near to Him, and by doing more than has been commanded of us, we may draw nearer to Him still, inshallah.Clearly, hijab is a command from Allah SWT and sisters draw near to Him through wearing hijab. And clearly, doing more than has been commanded is a way to draw still nearer to Allah SWT.When a sister is already covering everything but her face and her hands, and she would like to do something extra to seek the love of Allah SWT,

 the only things left for her to cover are - her face and her hands!Even if there were no other reason to wear niqab, surely this would be enough! How can it be "extreme" to wear niqab or gloves when her face and her hands are the only things the Muslim sister has uncovered in public to begin with??

Niqab as hayaThe word "haya" is often translated into English as "shyness", but this does not really give a very good idea of its meaning in Arabic. A better, if longer, translation of its meaning might be "keeping private what should be private".Islam places a very great importance on privacy, and on keeping private what should be private. Hijab is in fact part of a larger code of conduct, and constitutes only one aspect of haya.Allah SWT has through the Shari’a clearly distinguished between public and private space and placed a screen (i.e., hijab) between them. Private space is physically divided from public space and strongly protected against any incursion (Surah an-Nur ayat 27-29).

 What people do in private space has also been protected and screened. This is accomplished by the bans on speculation, gossip and spying (Surah an-Nur ayat 12-13 and Surah al-Hujurat ayat 11-12). What is private must be kept private, by the physical protection of walls and by the conduct of Muslims in not talking about it, speculating over it, or looking into it. The same rule applies to the physical person, as what is not necessary to be displayed for some task should be covered (or, as the Quran says in Surah an-Nur ayah 31

women are "not to display their beauty except what is apparent of it"). Furthermore, in the private space of the home and family, rules are relaxed. People within the special group of family may visit freely (Surah an-Nur ayah 61) and be at ease in dress (Surah an-Nur ayah 31). By contrast, in public space, rules are strict. This includes not only dress but also conduct: physical contact should be avoided, talk should be business-like, and khulwa (i.e., an unrelated man and woman being alone together) should be avoided. In the dress, speech, and behaviour of the Muslim, there should be a screen which separates the public (that which is necessary to be made known) and the private (that which is not necessary to be made known).From this, we can see that hijab is a screen of privacy, an act of haya. Clearly,

it is mustahabb to screen our privacy even more than has been commanded. We can respect other peoples' privacy more carefully through avoiding speculation, gossip, and spying; and we can protect our own privacy more carefully through taking extra steps in modest dress, in avoiding physical contact and khulwa with non-mahrams, and in keeping conversation with non-mahrams to the minimum necessary to conduct our business. For sisters, as stated above, that extra degree in modest dress must and can only be niqab and gloves.Niqab as taqwaWe can also look at another aspect.

 Sometimes people criticize Islam or Muslims for being too concerned with outward things and not concerned enough with inner things. It is true that this can lead to hypocrisy. Yet we should not be discouraged by hypocrites or let them push us to the opposite extreme of saying that outward things are not important at all.Sometimes the outward things help us develop the inner, by making us more aware of Allah SWT. This awareness that Allah SWT is watching us is called in Arabic "taqwa".Hijab can increase taqwa. When a sister sees her own reflection and her hijab, or when she becomes aware of it as she wears it, she may be reminded that she dresses like this because Allah SWT has ordered it,

 and because she knows that He is aware of what she does. These thoughts may inspire her to behave in the best possible manner.So just think how much more of a reminder niqab is!As well, for many sisters, hijab is a spiritual jihad because it often seems so difficult to wear. At times we may be forced to look deep into ourselves and find our faith and our courage. This provides many spiritual benefits in itself, and an increase of taqwa.Again, just think how much more of a challenge niqab is, and how much greater the benefits when the nafs (inner self) has been conquered!These are just some of the ways that niqab is mustahabb, some of the qualities and benefits of hijab that niqab is an extra degree of. Even if there were no record in the Shari'a of niqab, yet all of these reasons would still be true, and it would still be mustahabb to wear niqab.Niqab is SunnaAbove are a number of different perspectives on why niqab is mustahabb. Niqab is just an extra degree of hijab and thus whatever benefits hijab brings as a commandment of Allah SWT

niqab brings an extra degree of by being a supererogatory (nafl) act.But niqab is also SUNNA. That is, extra modesty in general is mustahabb, and niqab is the specific form of extra modesty indicated by the Shari'a.How has niqab been indicated by the Shari'a?1) For Ummahat al-Muminin (rAa), the wives of the Prophet (sAas), niqab is fard. It has been commanded in Surah al-Ahzab ayah 53 and the hadiths confirm that Ummahat al-Muminin (rAa) covered their faces in obedience to the command in this ayah to screen themselves from non-mahram men. (My note: If you claim that niqab "presents a bad image of Islam" or "is oppressive" - think! Would you say that if you saw Ummahat al-Muminin (rAa) wearing their niqabs?

There is no dispute that Ummahat al-Muminin (rAa) wore niqab, and this fact alone makes it clear that niqab is part of Islam.) Ummahat al-Muminin (rAa) are also a model to all Muslim women and this is another reason in itself that niqab is mustahabb.2) It appears that during a time in Madinah when the Muslims were being persecuted (as mentioned in Surah al-Ahzab ayat 57-61), it was fard for all Muslim women to draw their jilbabs over their faces. Subsequently, this understanding of Surah al-Ahzab ayah 59 was superceded by Surah an-Nur ayah 31,

which allows the display of the face and hands. Please see What is the Final Rule on Hijab? for more about this point. As mentioned in Evidences for Jilbab, the purpose of the jilbab is to protect the Muslim woman and to assert her Islamic identity; clearly then, niqab is an extra form of protection and an extra step to take in asserting Islamic identity.3) Even after Surah an-Nur ayah 31 had been revealed, ordinary Muslim women continued to wear niqab with the approval of the Prophet (sAas). This has specifically been mentioned for Umm Khallad (Sunan Abu Dawud Book 14 #2482), Asma bint Abu Bakr (Muwatta Book 20 #20.5.16)

, and some Qurayshi women who were visiting the Prophet (sAas) (Sahih Bukhari Book 54 #515). As well, the fact that the Prophet (sAas) had to tell women not to wear niqab and gloves in ihram (Sahih Bukhari Book 29 #64)

means that niqab and gloves were well-known and worn by a substantial number of sahabiyat (rAa). Clearly this form of extra modesty has the approval of the Prophet (sAas) and that is another reason that it is sunna.The descriptions of the dress of Ummahat al-Muminin (rAa), of the way that the jilbab was worn when Surah al-Ahzab ayah 59 was first revealed, and of the extra-modest dress worn by some of the sahabiyat (rAa) all clearly and unambiguously point to a face-cover. This makes niqab the specific form of extra-modest dress set by the Shari'a. As such, it is sunna as well as mustahabb.A SummaryHijab is a screen of privacy → Niqab is a better screenHijab helps develop taqwa → Niqab helps develop more taqwaHijab is a jihad that purifies the soul → Niqab is a greater jihadHijab is a protection for sisters → Niqab is a better protectionHijab is an assertion of Islamic identity → Niqab is a stronger assertionHijab is fard → Niqab is mustahabbfrom
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Sunday, May 10, 2009



Pregnancy in Islam - What to pray

(Peace be upon you)

Once a woman has confirmed her pregnancy, she should express her gratitude before Allah Ta'ala as this is indeed a great bounty of Allah Ta'ala. This is such a boon that many people beseech Allah Ta'ala throughout their lives for pious children but Allah Ta'ala has destined otherwise. In fact one of the greatest Nabîes of Allah Ta'ala, Hadrat Ibrahim (Alayhis salaam) used to supplicate to Allah Ta'ala most profoundly and frequently. Even Hadrat Zakariyya (Alayhis salaam) used to supplicate for children most passionately and fervently during the latter part of his life.

Hence, a Muslim woman is required to express her gratitude unto Allah Ta'ala for this great bounty. Gratitude may be expressed in the following ways:

1. Recite the following Du'aa very frequently:

Allahummâ Lakal Hamdû Wa Lakash-Shukru

Translation: O Allah! All praises are due to You alone and I express my gratitude unto You alone (for granting me the honour of motherhood)

2. Allocate a fixed time for two Rak'aat of Nafl Salaat. Whilst in Sajdah, make Du'aa abundantly. Recite the following Du'aa as well:

Rabbi Hab Liy Min-Ladunka Zurriyatan-Tayyibah Innaka Sam'iud-Du'aa

Translation: O my Lord! Bless me from your side with pure children. Verily You are all-hearing of the Du'aa.

3. Recite the following Du'aa as well:

Rabbi-j'alniy Muqeema-Salaati wa min Zurriyatiy Rabbanaa wa Taqabbal Du'aa

Translation: O my Lord! Render me as well as my progeny as establishers of Salâh and accept our Du'aas.

4. Similarly, express your gratitude from the heart in such a manner that you stay happy and try to stay happy at all times. Try to forget all your past sorrows. Build your dreams and keep your hopes and spirits high. Ponder over the bounties of Jannat.

Instead of embroiling yourself in the daily disputes with the mother-in-law and sisters-in law and instead of involving yourself with the unbecoming behaviour of your husband, maintain strict silence. On the impending happiness of the birth of your child, maintain a friendly and trouble-free relationship with all. If you do tend to hurt anyone, apologise immediately and try to forget about the dispute. If you continue vexing others, the evil effects of this nature will fall on the unborn child as well. The conditions of the mother during pregnancy, in fact even her spirit and perceptions during this state has a profound effect on the unborn child.

Hence, a Muslim woman should express gratitude at all times especially during the period of her pregnancy. This gratitude should in turn develop in her the love of Allah Ta'ala. She should ponder that since Allah Ta'ala has blessed us with so many bounties, we should also devote ourselves to Him. To disobey such a majestic benefactor – by strutting about veil-less, watching television, videos, backbiting etc. – at any time and especially during pregnancy is not acceptable. Allah Ta'ala showers His bounties upon us and we in turn disobey Him!?

The first month of pregnancy
Remember that you are not a single entity now. Now a child is being nourished within your own body. With a bit of precaution on your part, this child may become healthy, intelligent, understanding, pious and religious. However, with your negligence and indifference, the child may turn out to be weak, sickly and incompetent.

Hence, your life should not be the same as it was before you fell pregnant. Every moment should be passed with caution and concern over the well-being of yourself as well your child. Therefore, pay careful attention to the following points:

1. Be careful with your diet. Chew your food thoroughly before swallowing. Avoid over-eating and abstain from food that can cause constipation.

2. Eat green, fresh vegetables, like salads, cucumbers etc. in abundance. Make sure that they are clean and washed before use.

3. Drink lots of sour-milk and milk. Drink as much milk as your digestive system can handle. Milk is a very blessed form of nutrition. After consuming other types of food, Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) would utter:

Allahummâ At'imnâ Khayran-Minhu

Translation: O Allah! Grant us food better than this (in Jannat).

However, milk is of such a blessed nature that there is no food better than milk since after drinking milk Rasûlullâh ? recited the following Du'aa:

Allahummâ Bârik Lanâ Fîhî wa Zidnâ Minhu

Translation: O Allah! Bless us in this and increase it for us.

In other words, whilst drinking milk, Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) did not ask for something better (as he did in the case of other foods), because there is no better food than milk. This is why he beseeched Allah Ta'ala for Barkat (blessing) and increase in it.

In short, a pregnant woman should drink lots of milk because Allah Ta'ala has placed the vitamins and proteins required by the human body in milk.

If pure or raw milk is detrimental to you, consume it in other forms like Lassî (curds), sour-milk, custard, Khîr etc. This is beneficial to the mother as well as the child.

4. Abstain from tea, coffee, Pân (betel leaf), oil, Ghee, chillies and oily foods. Besides affecting the digestive system, these foods are detrimental to the muscles and nervous system of the mother and may also affect the child.

5. Ensure that you refrain from all types of medication during pregnancy especially pain-relievers. If you are really desperate, consult a reliable female (or male) doctor explaining your pregnancy and conditions to her. It should not be such that you are prescribed medication that is injurious to pregnant women. Some medication clearly states on the lable that it is not advisable for pregnant women. Hence, if you are really desperate to use some medication, make sure you scrutinize the lable and make thorough investigation before use.

6. In the first three months and the last month, in fact from the seventh month onwards, avoid sexual contact with your husband. This at times, adversely affects the mother and the child.

7. Avoid sleeping late. Try to get at least eight hours of peaceful sleep. This will ensure that your body and mind is well rested. This in turn is beneficial for the child as well and it may simplify delivery of the child.

8. Avoid excessively hard work and picking up very heavy objects as this may lead to a miscarriage. If your cruel mother-in-law or hard-hearted sister-in-law compels you to pick up heavy objects or forces you to carry out some difficult task, then excuse yourself very politely and explain to them that this task is beyond you and that you will pay a labourer to carry out this task.

Inshâ Allah Ta'ala, determine the well-being, health, robustness and happiness of the new arrival.

Source: Madrasa In'aamiyyah


Saturday, May 9, 2009

*!*Alphabet of Happiness...*!*

I found this very Interesting peice while browsing the web, :)

Alphabet of Happiness...

Accept others for who they are and for the choices they've made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.

B--Break Away
Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life.

Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows, and happiness with.

Decide that you'll be successful and happy come what may, and good things will find you. The roadblocks are only minor obstacles along the way.

Explore and experiment. The world has much to offer, and you have much to give. And every time you try something new, you'll learn more about yourself.

Forgive and forget. Grudges only weigh you down and inspire unhappiness and grief. Soar above it, and remember that everyone makes mistakes.

Leave the childhood monsters behind. They can no longer hurt you or stand in your way.

Hope for the best and never forget that anything is possible as long as you remain dedicated to the task.

Ignore the negative voice inside your head. Focus instead on your goals and remember your accomplishments. Your past success is only a small inkling of what the future holds.

Journey to new worlds, new possibilities, by remaining open-minded. Try to learn something new every day, and you'll grow.

Know that no matter how bad things seem, they'll always get better. The warmth of spring always follows the harshest winter.

Let love fill your heart instead of hate. When hate is in your heart, there's room for nothing else, but when love is in your heart, there's room for endless happiness.

Manage your time and your expenses wisely, and you'll suffer less stress and worry. Then you'll be able to focus on the important things in life.

Never ignore the poor, infirm, helpless, weak, or suffering. Offer your assistance when possible, and always your kindness and understanding.

Open your eyes and take in all the beauty around you. Even during the worst of times, there's still much to be thankful for.

Never forget to have fun along the way. Success means nothing without happiness.

Ask many questions, because you're here to learn.

Refuse to let worry and stress rule your life, and remember that things always have a way of working out in the end.

Share your talent, skills, knowledge, and time with others. Everything that you invest in others will return to you many times over.

Even when your dreams seem impossible to reach, try anyway. You'll be amazed by what you can accomplish.

Use your gifts to your best ability. Talent that's wasted has no value. Talent that's used will bring unexpected rewards.

Value the friends and family members who've supported and encouraged you, and be there for them as well.

Work hard every day to be the best person you can be, but never feel guilty if you fall short of your goals. Every sunrise offers a second chance.

Look deep inside the hearts of those around you and you'll see the goodness and beauty within.

Yield to commitment. If you stay on track and remain dedicated, you'll find success at the end of the road.

Zoom to a happy place when bad memories or sorrow rears its ugly head. Let nothing interfere with your goals. Instead, focus on your abilities, your dreams, and a brighter tomorrow.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

*!* Knowledge is Better than Money! *!*

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Knowledge is Better than Money

Alee رضي الله عنه said:

اَلْعِلْمُخَيْرٌمِنَ المَالِ

Knowledge is better than money,

لأَنَّ المَالُ تحْرِسُهُ وَ الْعِلْمُ يَحْرِسُكَ

since you have to protect money, while knowledge protects you.

وَ المَالُ تُفْنِيهِ اَلنَّفَقَةُ وَ الْعِلْمُ يَزْكُو عَلَى الإِنْفَاقِ

And money is depleted from spending, while knowledge grows when you spend it.

وَ الْعِلْمُ حَاكِمُ وَ المَالُ مَحْكُمُ عَلَيْهِ

And knowledge makes rulings, while money is ruled over.

مَاتَ خُزَّانُ المَالِ وَ هُمْ أَحْيَاءٌ وَ الْعُلَمَاءُ بَاقُونَ مَا بَقِيَ الدَّهْرُ

People who hoard money have died while they are still living, while the scholars live on through the ages. . .

أَعْيَانُهُمْ مَفْقُودَةٌ وَ آثَارُهُمْ فِي الْقُلُوْبِ مَوْجُودَةٌ

Their souls may have passed away, but their effects remain present in the hearts of people.
(جَامِعُ ْبَيَانِ الْعِلْم وَ فَضْله #٢٨٤ وَ إِسْنَادُهُ ضَعِيفٌ)


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

*!*Responding to the Salaams of the Jews & Christians *!*


Responding to the Salaams of the Jews & Christians
Shaykh Muhammad Naasirud-Deen Al-Albaanee
Source: Akhlaaqul-Islaam, Tape #1 of 9,
Translated exclusively for

[ In the Name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, may His Salaah and Salaam be upon his final Messenger, to proceed... ]

In our last lesson we discussed the hadeeth of 'Aa'ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) who heard the Jews greeting the Messenger of Allaah saying, 'As-saamu 'alaykum' ('Death to you'). While the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) simply returned it saying, 'wa 'alaykum' (and to you also), 'Aa'ishah added to it, saying, "and to you also, and the Curse of Allaah and His Anger." [1]

There remains an important Sharee'ah ruling related to the hadeeth. After I mentioned that it is not permissible to deal harshly with a non-Muslim living under Islaamic rule, I mentioned that it is also not permissible to be overly leniently with them when they go against the Sharee'ah.

I also mentioned that the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) prohibited us from initiating the greeting with them. So if the affair is like this, then this shows us that the Muslim is required to interact with the non-Muslim under Islaamic rule within the constraints of the Sharee'ah and not out of one's emotions of love or anger.

So if a man from among the Jews and Christians greets us with the Islaamic greeting, saying, "As-salaamu 'alaykum," some people understand from this hadeeth that we return the greeting with 'wa 'alaykum' and nothing more. So is this correct or are there other details to consider?

If we look to another hadeeth of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) found in Saheeh Muslim:

"Verily if the Jews greet you, and one of them says,

'As-saamu 'alaykum,' then say, 'wa 'alaykum.'" [2]

Upon inspection of the hadeeth, we find that the ruling here is dependant on a certain action, that is their saying, 'As-saamu 'alaykum.' This proves that our response to them in this circumstance must be, 'wa 'alaykum,' and the proper time and place for this abridged reply is when they say, 'As-saamu 'alaykum.' Our response could be understood as the Islaamic greeting or a reply to the Jews' curse.
As for when their greeting is clear and explicit, as is the case with some of them who interact with the Muslims nicely, they clearly pronounce the greeting saying, 'As-salaamu 'alaykum,' should we say, 'wa 'alaykum' or 'wa 'alaykumus-salaam'? Let us look to the Qur'aanic text [3]:

( If you are greeted then return the greeting with a better phrase or (at least) return it (the same way) )

Combining this verse and the hadeeth of 'Aa'ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, we say that if their greeting was crystal clear, then we reply to it with the same clarity. But if it is not clear and we feel they may have said something else, then we only say, 'wa 'alaykum.'

[ And Allaah knows best. ]

This article was taken from BAKKAHnSourceet (


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Find Peace

Sitting in a halaqah–in a khutbah–in an AlMaghrib class, learning about the deen of Allah– the emanrush, your heart just flutters with tranquility. With satisfaction. With humility. With peace.
Why do we only feel this way in these gatherings?
Allah azza wa jal provides the answer:
He says in Surah Ra’d ayah 28:
الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُم بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ أَلاَ بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوب
Those who have believed and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, it is the remembrance of Allah which provides tranquility to hearts.
The true believers are those who find peace in the remembrance of Allah. Their hearts find rest. Their hearts are still. Their hearts find satisfaction. When dhikr (the mention of Allah) is made in their presence, their hearts find assurance and security. Dhikr, in this verse, can be the Qur’an or any deed that includes the remembrance of Allah. The Qur’an is the most effective dhikr because it is a shifaa’, a cure, for any illness in our chests.
The believers in this verse are those who remember Allah, recognize His ayaat, and are conscious of their emaan. Their hearts are the ones that find peace and security in the remembrance of Allah.
Why do their hearts find rest?
Simple: Our purpose in this life is to worship Allah, dhikr is worship, and when we remember Allah, we are fulfilling our purpose. Therefore, our hearts are at peace.
People often seek peace of mind (or heart) in such things as music, alcohol, shopping, or eating. But Allah ta’ala uses “alaa” in this verse. ‘Alaa’ is known in the Arabic language to imply exclusivity, meaning, ONLY with the remembrance of Allah will hearts be at peace–there is no other way!
Allah ta’ala also says
إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ اللّهُ وَجِلَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَإِذَا تُلِيَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُهُ زَادَتْهُمْ إِيمَانًا وَعَلَى رَبِّهِمْ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ
The true believers are those whose hearts tremble with fear when Allah is mentioned, and whose faith increases as they listen to His verses and their put their trust in their Rabb. (8:2)
Again, Allah ta’ala uses a phrase in Arabic that shows exclusivity, for “inna-ma” is like saying the reality is nothing but this, meaning the reality is that only the believers have these special qualities.
Ask yourself how your heart feels when the name of Allah is mentioned? Does your emaan increase when the Qur’an is recited? If not, we need to re-evaluate our emaan because this verse shows that only the true believers feel this way.
Notice that Allah ta’ala describes this as a cause and effect relationship. The believers feel their hearts tremble–they are literally awe-struck–and their emaan increases and becomes stronger. Still, they take the means, put their trust in Allah, and enjoining what He has commanded while staying away from His prohibitions. These believers don’t just seek a fuzzy feeling, they follow their fuzzy feelings with actions.
These fuzzy feelings are what is known as an “emanrush.” Many of us may attend gatherings of dhikr just to soften our hearts and bask in the mention and remembrance of The Most High. It is this feeling that draws people again and again to classes at the masajid, lectures by the shuyookh, and almaghrib seminars. Yes, our intention also includes seeking knowledge for the sake of Allah, but nothing can come close to hearing an ayah and whispering to yourself “subhanAllah” while your heart is utterly humbled. This is where the believers find tranquility.
In these two verses we see that Allah ta’ala mentions the effect of dhikr on the hearts of the believers, but does dhikr effect us externally as well?
Allah, azza wa jal, says
اللَّهُ نَزَّلَ أَحْسَنَ الْحَدِيثِ كِتَابًا مُّتَشَابِهًا مَّثَانِيَ تَقْشَعِرُّ مِنْهُ جُلُودُ الَّذِينَ يَخْشَوْنَ رَبَّهُمْ ثُمَّ تَلِينُ جُلُودُهُمْ وَقُلُوبُهُمْ إِلَى ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ ذَلِكَ هُدَى اللَّهِ يَهْدِي بِهِ مَنْ يَشَاء وَمَن يُضْلِلْ اللَّهُ فَمَا لَهُ مِنْ هَادٍ
Allah has revealed the most beautiful Message in the form of a Book, consistent with itself, (yet) repeating: the skins of those who fear their Lord tremble thereat; then their skins and their hearts do soften to the remembrance of Allah. Such is the guidance of Allah. He guides therewith whom He pleases, but such as Allah leaves to stray, can have none to guide. (39:23)
Imam ibn Katheer states beautifully,
“this is the description of the righteous, when they hear the Words of the Compeller, the Protector, the Almighty, the Oft-Forgiving, because they understand the promises and warnings contained therein. The frightening words and threats make their skin shiver from fear. ‘Then their skin and their heart soften to the remembrance of Allah’ because of their hope for His mercy and kindness.”
Qatadah said about this verse,
“`This is the characteristic of the friends [auliyaa] of Allah; Allah has described them in this manner, saying that their skin shivers, their eyes weep and their hearts find rest to the remembrance of Allah.”
Then Allah ta’ala says in the end of the verse, “Such is the guidance of Allah,” meaning these feelings are a trait of those who are truly guided, and no one else. This, again, shows exclusivity.
Thus, these verses imply three implications of exclusivity:
ONLY with the remembrance of Allah do hearts find peace.

the believers’ hearts tremble with fear when Allah is mentioned, and their faith increases as they listen to His verses.
ONLY the skins and hearts of the guided will shiver with the remembrance of Allah and then become soft.
Next time you have an emanrush, remember these verses and thank Allah ta’ala. Always seek out the dhikr of Allah to soften your heart, to reach peace of mind, to feel humble in front of The One to Whom prostrates what is in the heavens and earth. Remind yourself that Allah ta’ala is not in need of your worship or remembrance in any way, He is Al-Ghaniyy (The One Free of All Needs), and this good is only for your weak and needy self, so be not among those whom Allah has cursed:
فَوَيْلٌ لِّلْقَاسِيَةِ قُلُوبُهُم مِّن ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ أُوْلَئِكَ فِي ضَلَالٍ مُّبِينٍ
So, woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of Allah! They are in plain error! (39:22)
These are the ones whose hearts do not become soft, who do not take heed when the verses of Allah are recited to them, who do not feel any fear or humility, and they are in plain misguidance. may Allah azza wa jal protect us from being amongst them and may He soften our hearts and skins to His remembrance and make us among those who act upon it, Ameen.