Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ahlan Wa Sahlan Ya Ramadhan

More RAMADHAN graphics

On the last day of one Sha'ban, Prophet Muhammad (saws), gave a Khutbah about the upcoming month of Ramadan. It is a very important Khutbah that we should carefully read before every Ramadan to prepare ourselves mentally for the sacred month.

It begins:

"Oh people! A great month is coming to you. A blessed month. A month in which there is one night that is better than a thousand months. A month in which Allah has made it compulsory upon you to fast by day, and voluntary to pray by night.

Whoever draws nearer to Allah by performing any of the voluntary good deeds in this month shall receive the same reward as is there for performing an obligatory deed at any other time. And whoever discharges an obligatory deed in this month shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time.

It is the month of Sabr (patience), and the reward for sabr is Heaven. It is the month of kindness and charity. It is a month in which a believer's sustenance is increased.

Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast, shall have his sins forgiven, and he will be saved from the Fire of Hell, and he shall have the same reward as the fasting person, without the latter's reward being diminished at all." [Narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah]

Happy Fasting and have a nice Ramadhan!



List the names, list the lands, and list the death rates.

No faith or people on earth did suffer quite like the believers in peace.

This way of life that every president hates.

A skillful, artistic and eloquent nation yet they die as government powers increase.

Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Kashmir.

Chechnya, Albania, Bosnia Iraq and Palestine.

The countries whose hearts are filled with fear.

The victims of the free west that just crossed the line.

How much blood should be shed?

Is there no other way?

To see my people dying and dead,

all in the name of freedom you say?

Since Islam came to the world of bad traditions.

Peace settled like dust in the air.

But this peace prevented the evils additions.

So Islam’s dust was wiped so unfair.

Islam gave women the choice to marry in a time when

women were classed as objects.

And Islam gave the orphan high rank and dictators a spank and

this 'way' is what the Muslim protects.

Who is the bully when it comes to money,

and who is the killer and the pocket filler?

Muslims blood is shed like there’s no tomorrow, it's funny!

because I feel like the west is the ultimate killer?

Dictators yes, the bane of my life and to all.

But who's saying they follow Islam’s call.

I won’t mention names for this free world is tapped.

The minds of people are decided and wrapped.

My people, my life, my Islam so dear.

I could be next and that's a true fear.

We are being washed off like blood from a murderer’s hand.

And still people nod their heads but they don’t understand.

Islam, I say it once again, incase you never heard.

It means submission and peace, literally that word.

And Quran means...''Recite'', yep that’s all,

not war or kill or a jihady call!

Let it soak in now, that Muslims don’t kill without cause.

When they are butchered and raped, that’s when they let go of 'pause'.

Its play button now, when the 'free' invade and blow up.

This word ‘free’ makes me wanna throw up!

If free means dead then go kill your own men.

Cuz we're happy alive thanks even if we're in your way.

So before you believe in what your leaders do, think again.

Islam brought rights to mankind at the end of the day.

And before you become insulted and deny that it’s true.

Look up the facts that are free in your view.

Then deny all you wish till your face goes blue.

But I guarantee that you won’t have to.

What gave this world animal rights and its laws today?

And rights to women and homeless and disabled?

Where did child benefit stem from and who enforced fair pay?

Look it up, this terrorizing faith that is unfairly labeled!

What law gave women back their dignity stating she should cover?

Not left for barbaric savages to abuse her bare body through her culture.

But that her body was for only her man, her eternal lover,

not just any random and freaky vulture.

Islam....what is it about you Islam?

I believe in u and it’s your way that I am.

So what is it that the west cannot see?

How you are the victim here, not them and not me.


Friday, August 29, 2008

Analogy of Glass

A professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see and asked the students, 'How much do you think this glass weighs?'

'50 gms!'.... '100 gms!'...... '125 gms' ...... the students answered.

'I really don't know unless I weigh it,' said the professor, 'but, my question is: What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?'

'Nothing' the students said.

'Ok! What would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?' the professor asked.

'Your arm would begin to ache', said one of the students.

'You're right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?'

'Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress and paralysis and have to go to hospital for sure!' ventured another student; and all the students laughed.

'Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?' asked the professor.


'Then what caused the arm ache and the muscle stress?' The students were puzzled.

'Put the glass down!' said one of the students.

'Exactly!' said the professor. 'Life's problems are something like this. Hold it for a few minutes in your head and they seem okay. Think of them for a long time and they begin to ache. Hold it even longer and they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything'.

'It's important to think of the challenges (problems) in your life, but EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to have trust in Allah (swt) and to 'put them down' at the end of every day before you go to sleep. That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh and strong and can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!'

So, as it becomes time for you to leave office today, Remember friend to 'PUT THE GLASS DOWN TODAY' and have tranquility by putting trust in Almighty Allah (swt).

"He it is who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the believers that they might have more faith added to their faith". (48:4)

Tranquility is sign of strong faith while worries and stress is sign of weak faith.

taken from here

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hope for Malaysians

Anwar to take oath as Malaysian MP

Anwar, right, is set to return to parliament after a decade [AFP]

Malaysia's opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, is set to be sworn in as a member of parliament two days after a landslide by-election win marked his return to mainstream politics.

Anwar, a member of the Keadilan (Justice) party, won a decisive victory on Tuesday in a contest for Permatang Pauh, a constituency in his northern home state of Penang.

Pandikar Amin Mulia, the speaker of Malaysia's lower house of parliament, said Anwar will be formally sworn in as legislator on Thursday.

This will allow Anwar, a former deputy prime minister and finance minister, to attend the tabling of the annual budget in parliament on Friday by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysia's prime minister.

His return to mainstream politics after a decade is expected to boost the opposition voice in parliament led by a loose coalition known as Pakatan Rakyat, or People's Alliance.

Morale booster

"We will all be there to welcome Anwar as the leader of the opposition and the parliament will be very different with his voice," Tian Chua, Keadilan's information chief, told AFP on Wednesday.

"It is a real morale boost for the Pakatan Rakyat in parliament."

Anwar's landslide victory on Tuesday will not tip the balance of national power but he has vowed to topple the government and become the next prime minister with a promise for change.

He claims there are enough MPs from the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition who are wiling to join him to form a new government by mid-September.

He needs the support of 30 defectors to make this happen.

Last month Anwar's wife, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is also Keadilan president, resigned from the Permatang Pauh seat to make way for him to contest.

Sodomy charge

Anwar says the new sodomy charge is a political conspiracy [EPA]

Anwar's convincing win comes despite a new charge of sexual misconduct for allegedly sodomising a male aide early this year.

He says the charges are part of a politically-motivated smear campaign by the government.

Under Malaysian law, sodomy is illegal even if consensual, and a conviction could see Anwar jailed for up to 20 years.

Anwar is scheduled to appear in court on September 10 to deny charges of sexual misconduct, which he says is a government conspiracy similar to that mounted against him 10 years ago.

In 1998 Anwar was charged with sodomy and corruption which led to his sacking from government and political office.

He was later convicted on both charges and served six years in jail before the sodomy conviction was overturned in 2004. The conviction for corruption remains.

Anwar has maintained that Mahathir Mohamad, the former Malaysian prime minister who was his long-time mentor, had framed him in 1998 to prevent a power struggle.

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