Sunday, July 20, 2014

#prayforgaza


 
Image taken from FB


You don't need to be Muslim to stand up for Gaza, you just need to be Human...

Semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat dan mengurniakan mereka kesabaran dan kekuatan yang melimpah ruah. Semoga Allah melindungi mereka (and all our brothers & sisters di merata dunia), membebaskan mereka dari kekejaman puak Zi0nis dan memberikan mereka kemenangan di dunia dan di akhirat. Aameen...


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Laylatul Qadr: The Night of Power




** Copy+Paste from Islam for Kids FB Wall **

A night such as Lailatul Qadr is a special night, let’s not over look the idea of teaching our children about it!

Points to remind the children about this special Night of Power

1. This was not granted to any other religious community...(Ummah) before Muslims.

2. Allah gave us this one night to do as much worship as we can do because one night of worship is like worshipping for 1000 months! And 1000 months equal more than 83 years of your life! Imagine if we can get all our Ibadah done in this one night? How lucky we would be when we have to face our scales on the Day of Judgement?

3. It is the night in which the Qur’an’s first words were revealed to Muhammad (SAW).

4. It is the night when every matter of ordainment is decreed.

5. Qadr means Power

Signs of Lailatul Qadr

Allah has kept this night a secret, but we know that it falls in the last 10 days of Ramadan. There are also some signs that reveal which night is Lailatul Qadr:
- The night will be peaceful, neither hot nor cold, with a clear moon shining but with no rays.
- There will be no shooting stars in the night
- At sunrise the sun will rise as just a disc without and radiant beams of light.
- One companion of the Prophet reported that on Lailatul Qadr he tasted sea water and it was sweet.

Learning Hadith

Narrated ‘Aisha: “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Search for the Night of Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan.’” (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 32, Number 234)

Rasool SAW said: “Whoever stands in (Prayer) in Lailatul-Qadr out of Eemaan and seeking reward then his previous sins are forgiven.” (Bukhari)

‘Aa’ishah, RA said: “O Messenger of Allaah! What if I knew which night Lailatul-Qadr was, then what should I say in it?” He said: “Say: Allaahumma innaka ‘affuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee.” (O Allaah you are the one who pardons greatly, and loves to pardon, so pardon me.) (at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)

Islamic Story

The knowledge of Lailatul Qadr was removed from Prophet’s memory when he saw two Muslims arguing.

‘Ubaadah ibn as-Saamit, RA said: The Prophet SAW came out intending to tell us about Lailatul-Qadr, however two men were arguing and he said: “I came out to inform you about Lailatul-Qadr but so and so, and, so and so were arguing, so it was raised up, and perhaps that is better for you, so seek it on the (twenty) ninth and (twenty) seventh and the (twenty) fifth.” (Bukhari)

This story teaches the children that Muslims should not fight or even argue among themselves or we lose Barakah. Also, that we can never be sure when is Lailtul Qadr so it’s better to observe all of these nights in the hope of catching the real night. More Ibadah, more Thawab!

Crafts and Activities

Set up a kids tent for Itikaaf. Equipped with sleeping bags, quran, dua book, and snacks, have them set up a little tent in the living room to observe Itikaaf.





Friday, July 18, 2014

Another MH Tragedy



Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rojiuun. Takziah kepada ahli keluarga, sahabat handai dan kenalan para penumpang dan anak-anak kapal pesawat MH17. Semoga roh mereka diampuni, dicucuri rahmat dan ditempatkan bersama mereka yang beriman...


Powerful Tips for the Last 10 Nights




Is it just me or does Ramadhan seem to fly by so very quickly this year?

Pejam celik, pejam celik... here we are... already at the last 10 days of Ramadhan, Masya Allah.

Sharing something I got from a whatsapp group.



Powerful Tips for the Last 10 Nights - by Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury

1. Do not let your 'performance' until now affect your last 10 days. The moment of forgiveness could be today or anytime in the coming days! It is not all lost! If you sincerely wish it could have been better - Chin up and get ready to make it your best yet! Start with a positive, sincere intention!

2. Today, take a little time to read the Tafseer of Surah al-Qadr to understand what actually happens this night! You will feel its power & greatness so much more!

3. Do not wait for the 27th Night to give it your "all". The entire last 10 days should be your target. Stay up each night! Would you want to miss Laylatul Qadr even "by chance"?

4. Do not fall into any innovations/celebrations any masjid or culture might try to promote. Follow the Sunnah! The Prophet (sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam) guided us simply: "Whoever stays up and prays on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.”

5. Memorize and keep asking the dua' taught by Rasulullah (sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam): Allaahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibb al-‘afwa fa’affu ‘anni (O Allaah, You are forgiving and You love forgiveness, so forgive me).

6. Prepare a short dua' list. Remember this is as awesome as it ever gets for a servant of Allah! The Night of Qadr, of Destiny! Consciously pick each and everything you crucially wish for in this dunya, in your deen, family, and in your aakhirah! Don't forget to include the brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering and in grief!

7. Take brief naps during the day, if possible. Keep your stomach light and sleep as soon as you have prayed 'isha. Do not delay! After a brief nap, refresh yourself and get. ready for worship.

8. Don't neglect your family! Rasulullah made it a point to wake up his wives throughout these nights! And yes, your children are not too young to stay up some part of the night - if they can be allowed to play video games or watch TV, they can be inspired to be up atleast for sometime! Prepare them, make them excited, plan some activities for them to do!

9. Look the Part: The way we dress and prepare.has a big effect on our psychology. Wear your best, perfume yourself, and feel the energy!

10. Choose a spot, whether in the Masjid or in your home, where you can have peace and solitude. Keep your mushaf, praying mat, and water at hand so that you are not distracted by constantly getting up for this or that.

11. IMP: This is not the night to tweet pics or update FB statuses about how amazing the night is and how you are feeling & worshipping Allah! Let that be a secret between you & your Rabb! So switch off those phones, wifi, laptops and computers. Disconnect with the world, and connect with al-'Afuww!

12. If you find yourself feeling sleepy, vary your acts of worship. Alternate between qiyaam, heartfelt dua'a, reading the Qur'an. Do not spend the night listening to lectures or recitations. Or do it only for a short while when you feel the sleep coming on!

13. Patience is the Key: The last 10 days might be tiring. You might still have work or school. This is the time to bear all that hardship, and keep firm sabr. Think how Allah has blessed you with this tremendous opportunity that might NEVER come again in your life again. If you knew for sure that this was your last Ramadan , if you knew certainly that Jannah was up for grabs, wouldn't you sprint for it no matter what it takes?

14. This is most important: Keep husn adh-dhann bi Allah (good expectations from Allah). When you ask, remember you are asking the Most Generous King. If you hope for the best, He will give you the best. Don't hold back. Trust in Him, pour out your heart in front of Him, and let no doubt, no barrier, no evil thoughts keep you away from ar- Rahman, ar-Raheem!

Allahumma ballighna laylatal qadr...

 

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