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Dec 18, 2017
Had it not been for the beautiful Dîn of Islâm, brought to us by none other than Rasulullah SAW where would we have been? Did we ever ponder what our actions and beliefs would have been? What our names and lifestyles would have been? How would we have commenced and ended our day?

Could it be that we would have been nurtured in an environment of sin and disbelief, of depravity and sleaze. Would we be, adhering to a religion of falsehood worshipping deities other than Allâh? Would we have been immersed in a lifestyle of materialism? Would we have been unfortunate to go to bed in a style of intoxication and wake up with a hangover?

Would we.... Would we....

Alhamdulillah, that we are born into homes of Islâm and Imân. Homes illuminated with the teachings of Rasulullah SAW. Lifestyles upon the pattern of the Noble Sunnah. Actions in conformity to the commands of the Creator. A blessed and truly prosperous life. A life with blissful and joyous consequences. A path which culminates in a blessed death and eternal pleasure.

Be that as it may, Shaytân however cannot sit by idly and allow us this goodness and wholesome life. No! He plans and endeavours with his agents to rob every Muslim of his spirituality. He whispers evil and lures the Believers into his deceitful trap of sinful worldly pleasure. He invites the Believer most alluringly, away from all his hard-earned goodness, and well-charted path of joy, towards sin, depravity, sleaze and intoxication. A Believer must be alert! He must jealously guard his Imân and Deeds from the evil clutches of Shaytân who deceives him with false joy and pleasure. A Believer must step cautiously and seek protection with Allâh from Shaytân's trap. A believer must question himself. "Do I, as a reciter of the Kalimah, a follower of Dîn-e-Muhammadi, need Shaytân to guide me? Do I need to attend such places where Shaytân robs me of my hard-earned spirituality? Do I belong to ALL-NIGHT RAVE, where nothing but evil in the form of music, dancing, drugs, intoxicarits, and zina exist. Is that the path which my Beloved NABI SAW would have liked for me? When I have been saved from all this filth by Rasulullah SAW, do I still ignore him and throw myself into ruin and destruction ??? Do I?

No! A Muslim, a follower of Rasulullâh [SAW) will shun all such places of vice by disregarding Shaytân and pleasing Rahmân!!!
Ibn ‘Abbâs (may Allâh be pleased with him) said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allâh be upon him) came to Madinah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of ‘Âshûrâ’. He said, ‘What is this?’ They said, ‘This is a righteous day, it is the day when Allâh saved the Children of Israel from their enemies, so Mûsa fasted on this day.’ He said, ‘We have more right to Mûsa than you,’ so he fasted on that day and commanded [the Muslims] to fast on that day.” (Reported by al-Bukhâri, 1865).
It is mustahabb (encouraged) to fast Tâsoo’â’ with ‘Âshûrâ’

‘Abd-Allâh ibn ‘Abbâs (may Allâh be pleased with them both) said: “When the Messenger of Allâh (peace and blessings of Allâh be upon him) fasted on ‘Âshûrâ’ and commanded the Muslims to fast as well, they said, ‘O Messenger of Allâh, it is a day that is venerated by the Jews and Christians.’ The Messenger of Allâh (peace and blessings of Allâh be upon him) said, ‘If I live to see the next year, in sha Allâh, we will fast on the ninth day too.’ But it so happened that the Messenger of Allâh (peace and blessings of Allâh be upon him) passed
away before the next year came.” (Reported by Muslim, 1916).

There are two male and female prayer rooms at the airport in Johannesburg. The original prayer room is situated at the end of the international section next to the aircraft viewing area. The other one is situated between the international arrivals and domestic departures.


Swiss ban on building new minarets is prompting dismay and anger across the world, amid warnings the ban reflects the deep-seated anti-Muslim feelings in the West. "My first reaction is one of surprise and disappointment," Babacar Ba, the Geneva ambassador of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), told Swissinfo on Monday, November 30.

"It is a bad answer to a bad question. I fear that this kind of thing is simply a gift to extremism and intolerance."

Swiss voters approved Sunday by 57.5 percent a far-right initiative to ban the construction of new minarets in the country.

"It's very regrettable,” Maskuri Abdillah, the head of Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia’s biggest Muslim group, told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

“Obviously this is a narrow-minded way of thinking about Muslims."

The Swiss People's Party (SVP) -- Switzerland's biggest party -- had forced a referendum under Swiss regulations to ban the minarets after collecting 100,000 signatures within 18 months from eligible voters.

The SVP claims minarets are a symbol of Shari`ah and are thus incompatible with the Swiss legal system.

Abdillah, whose group has 40 million members in the world's biggest Muslim country, said the ban reflects the anti-Muslim feelings in Switzerland.

“They don't want to see a Muslim presence in their country and this intense dislike has made them intolerant."

Islam is the second religion in Switzerland after Christianity, with Muslims estimated at nearly 400,000.

There are nearly 160 mosques and prayer rooms in Switzerland, mainly in disused factories and warehouses.

Only four of them have minarets, none of them used to raise the Azan, the call to prayer, which is banned.

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It is mentioned in a Hadith that when you meet a haji, make salaam to him, shake his hands, and ask him to make dua for forgiveness on your behalf. You should do this before he can even enter his house, i.e. the moment he returns from his hajj. You should ask him to make this dua for you because his sins have been forgiven. The person who returns from hajj is an accepted person in the sight of Allah Ta'ala. There is, therefore, great hope in his duas being accepted. Inform him of whatever dua you wish him to make on your behalf irrespective of whether it be for this world or for the hereafter. However, you should do this before he can reach his house.

man can be divided into five parts -
1) His soul which the angel of death takes,
2) His flesh which the worms eat,
3) His wealth which his inheritors take,
4) His bones which the soil reduces to dust,
5) His good deeds which those people whose rights he had trampelled in this world will take.


MILK: The Prophet (SAW) said that milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, increases the brain, augments intelligence, renews vision and drives away forgetfulness.

HONEY: Considered to be the best remedy for diarrhoea when mixed in hot water. It is the food of foods, drink of drinks and drug of drugs. It is used for creating appetite, strengthening the stomach, eliminating phlegm, as a meat preservative, hair conditioner, eye salve and mouthwash. It is extremely beneficial in the morning in warm water and is also a sunnah.

OLIVE OIL: Excellent treatment for skin and hair, delays old age, treats inflammation of the stomach.

MUSHROOM: The Prophet (SAW) said that mushroom is a good cure for the eyes, it also serves as a form of birth control and arrests paralysis.

GRAPES: The Prophet (SAW) was very fond of grapes, it purifies the blood, provides vigour and health, strengthens the kidneys and clears the bowels.

DATES: The Prophet (SAW) said that a house without dates has no food, also to be eaten at the time of childbirth.

FIGS: It is a fruit from paradise and a cure for piles.

BARLEY: Good for fever in a soup form.

MELON: Melon contains 1000 blessings and 1000 mercies, The Prophet SAW said, "None of your women who are pregnant and eat of watermelon will fail to produce offspring who are good in countenance and good in character."

POMEGRANATE: The Prophet (SAW) said it cleanse you of Satan and
evil aspirations for 40 days.

WATER: The Prophet (SAW) said the best drink in this world and the next is water, when you are thirsty drink it by sips and not gulps, gulping produces sickness of the liver.

Praise be to our beloved Nabi (SAW) who provided us with marvellous knowledge which dazzles the wisest minds.

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