Mekka Live–Taraweeh from Mekka

August 12, 2010

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This is a link where you can watch the Kabba live and see people making salah and Omra .

During Ramadan you can watch Taraweeh prayers from Mekka.

http://www.searchtruth.com/tv.php

And from Madina:


Hadith: The most perfect believer

September 13, 2008

 

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

`The most perfect believer in faith is the one whose character is finest and who is kindest to his wife.’

( Quotes on marriage from Tirmidhi and Nasa’i)


Mufti Menk Gives a Fantastic Lecture about Ramadan and its Etiquette

July 16, 2013

Mufti Menk

LECTURE LINK

I hope many people take the time to watch or listen to this lecture.  It is about an hour long but so worth the time and effort.  This Scholar is just so humble and close to the hearts of people.  Most of all – what he says makes so much sense.  Please let me know what you think after listening to this.  For those who are not Muslim, there is much in this for any God fearing people.  Just keep in mind what most people do not know,  “Allah” is the Arabic word translation for “God” in English.  Allah is not some odd unknown god, He is the same God of Abraham Issac Jacob, Noah and all other known prophets and messengers sent before.  Enjoy!

sakina and sarah


Books, Videos, Lectures and More!

July 13, 2013

A friend sent me this link today and I checked it out to find a wonderfully simple site which a variety of information on Islamic teachings.  The best part were downloadable books and videos which cover a wide range of topics; some for the educated Muslim and some for beginners and new converts.  I hope that you will find this site beneficial and easy to use.

Kalamullah


Fasting is not a Diet

July 6, 2013

“FASTING is not about a diet of burning calories, rather a burning or pride, ego and sins”.


June 15, 2013

 

Hand holding a clock with wings1. We need to live mindful of how brief our life is — there is but a step between us and death.

2. Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank — the highest value of time is found in the stewardship of time.

3. The most important thing in our lives is what we are doing now — wasted time means wasted lives.

4. Know the true value of time — no idleness, no laziness, no procrastination, never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

5. Time is a very precious gift of God — so precious that it’s given to us moment by moment.

6. As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time — spend it wisely.

7. Dollars cannot buy yesterday, lost time is never found — time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

8. Time is the substance of life — when anyone asks you to give your time, they are really asking for a chunk of your life.

9. Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of — one man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.

10. Have a time and place for everything, and do everything in its time and place, and you will not only accomplish more, but have far more leisure than those who are always hurrying.

11. The one who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.


Blessings in the Month of Shaaban

June 15, 2013

The Month of Rajab

Rajab, being the seventh month of the Islamic calendar is a stepping stone to the auspicious months of Sha’baan and Ramadhaan. Rajab is from the Ashurul Hurum (Sacred months), where the rewards of virtuous deeds are increased. When the moon of Rajab was sighted RasulullahSallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam would recite the following Dua:

اَللّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيْ رَجَبٍ وَشَعْبَانَ وَبَلِّغْنَا رَمَضَان

“Allahumma baarik lana fee rajabin wa Sha’baana wa ballighnaa Ramadaan”

Oh Allah! grant us blessings in the month of Rajab and Shabaan, and make us reach the month of Ramadhaan” (Shu’abul-Imaan & Ibnus Sunni)

This Dua should be recited regularly in the month of Rajab and Sha’baan. In preparation for Ramadhan, the relevance of

 

Rajab maybe understood as the month to sow seeds (good actions),

Sha’ban is the month in which we should water those seeds (with tears of remorse) and

Ramadhan is the month in which we reap the harvest

May Allah Ta’ala privilege us with witnessing Ramadhaan and grant us the ability to spend it in a manner that is most pleasing to Him, Aameen.


The Tafseer for Surah Al Kahaf

June 14, 2013

Mufti Menk speaks about surah Al Kahaf which is good to be read on Fridays. He discusses the many lessons that can be learned from this surah.


Benefits of Worship and Rememberance of God

June 14, 2013

In remembrance of allah hearts find rest

Recently life has sent me many blows, one after the other, and seeking guidance and mercy from God became a daily action.  It is often said that in ease we forget our worship and in hardship we turn to God.  Unfortunately this is true for many of us.  So during my hours of seeking relief and to ease my heart I came across very nice paragraphs in a book of supplications.  I would like to share this with you now, hoping that you will also benefit from these points.

The well known scholar Ibn Al Qaiyim in his book of athkar mentioned many benefits of supplications.  The process of prayer and dua drives away Shaytan, pleases God and replaces pain and sorrow of the heart with peace, happiness and contentment.  It strengthens the heart and body, illuminates the countenance and heart, and leads one to prosperity.  Thikr, or remembrance of God nurtures the love of Allah in the hearts of the believer and draws him or her closer whereby God opens the doors of understanding.

Thikr invigorates the heart, cleanses it, washes away transgressions, and it closes the gulf between the worshiper and the Creator.  Worship and supplication cause a feeling of assurance and well being – sakinah- as the angles sit with those who quietly recite the praises of God…. There is a want and a need of the human heart that can not be satisfied except with Thikr.  It brings order out of chaos, relieves the believer of the twin burdens of anxiety and wrong doing, relieves the indolent heart, and restrains the tongue from gossip and idle chatter.  There is a knot in the heart which is undone by making supplication and giving thanks to the Creator and is a balm for the heart and a cure for its ailments.  Nothing can bring blessings nor deflect affliction like it.  It smooths out difficulties and eases hardship, lightens burdens and banishes fear and anxiety.  Thikr, or remembrance of Allah nurtures confidence and reliance upon Allah and eliminates pessimism and cynicism.  It supports the believer with the stamina and strength to do what would other wise be difficult.

Finally, thikr is a mighty barrier between the believer and the fire of Hell.  The angels seek forgiveness on behalf of those who rehearse the praises of God.  It is a mighty fortress against the trials and tribulations of this world and the hereafter.

Adapted from Al Wabil As-Saiyib, Ibn Al Qaiyim.


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