Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Twelve Days of Ramadan

Alhamdulillah! For the beautiful days we had, Life to live in this Dunya (world). For every prayer, we put intention first. Three days ago, I start my prayer (Istikhara), and my intention is to keep me away from any bad eyes, this is the prayer I used to do, if I have a problem which I cannot solve my myself. Allah (SWT) will answer you either in dreams or show you the way it is. Allah (SWT) answer my prayer, which I cannot understand in my dream. I'm still hoping He will guide me the right direction that it should be in my LIFE. Whatever it is Allah know best. Insha Allah.

Part Two Sermon
Continuation from yesterday! the Sermon of Prophet (SAW):
Guard your tongue against unworthy words, and your eyes from scenes that are not worth seeing (forbidden) and your ears from sounds that should not be heard.
Be kind to orphans so that if your children may become orphans they will also be treated with kindness.
Do repent to Allah for your sins and supplicate with raised hands at the times of prayer as these are the best times, during which Allah almighty looks at  His servants with mercy.
Allah Answers if they supplicate, Responds if they call, Grants if he is asked, and Accepts if they entreat.

O people! you have made your conscience the slave of your desires. Make it free by invoking Allah for forgiveness. Your back may break from the heavy load of your sins, so prostrate yourself before Allah for long intervals, and make this load lighter.

Understand fully that Allah has promised in His Honour and Majesty that, people who perform salat (prayer), and sajda (prostrate) will be guarded from Hell-fire on the Day of Judgement.

O people! if anyone among you arranges for iftar (meal at sunset) for any believer, Allah will reward him as if he had freed a slave, and Allah will forgive him his sins. A companion asked, "but not all of us have the means to do so." The Prophet (SAW) replied: keep yourself away from Hell-fire through it may consist of half a date or even some water if you have nothing else.

Continuation next.


Monday, July 30, 2012

Eleventh Days of Ramadan

Alhamdulillah! It is month of Ramadan, twenty days more or less to complete the Ramadan to be completed, I feel sad, because I did not able to do what I really wanted to do during this month of Ramadan. I'm just hoping that Allah (SWT) accept my intention, my Dua, and my Prayer. Insha Allah....

The month of Ramadan is superior to other months in earning Allah's good pleasure. One is rewarded seventy times for accomplishing obligatory (Fard) acts. While a recommended (Sunnah) act will earn him/her reward equal to that of accomplishing an obligatory act.

Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (SAW) said:
"The blessed month has come to you, Allah (SWT) has made fasting during it obligatory upon you"
During it, the gate to paradise are opened and the gates to hell-fire are locked, and the devils are chained.

"There is a night (during this month) which is better than a thousand months, whoever is deprived of its good is really deprived (of something great)" 

Part One Sermon

The Prophet (SAW) sermon on the advent of Ramadan:
O people! the month of Allah (Ramadan) has come with its mercies, blessings, and forgiveness. Allah has decreed this month, the best of all months. 
The days of this month are the best among the days, and the nights are the best among the nights, and the hours during Ramadan are the best among the hours.
This month in which you have been invited by Him (to fast and pray). 
Allah has honored you in it. In every breath you take is a reward of Allah, your sleep is worship, your good deeds are accepted, and your invocations are answered. Therefore, you must invoke your Lord in all earnestness with hearts free from sin and evil, and pray that Allah may help you to keep fast, and to recite the Holy Qur'an. Indeed; miserable is the one who is deprived of  Allah's forgiveness in this great month. While fasting remember the hunger, and thirst on the Day of Judgement. Give alms to the poor, and to the needy, pay respect for your elders, have sympathy for your youngsters and be kind toward your relatives and kinsmen. (Continue next)


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tenth Days of Ramadan

Alhamdulillah! I'm blessed to wake up every morning to see the beautiful LIFE we have, and I'm thankful for  everything I have. "Alhamdulillah Rabbil Aalamin"
Oh Allah! Bless the needy, the orphan, the muslim ummah suffering from calamity, grant them peace.
Oh Allah! Guide the misguided, especially those who is dear into my heart, I want them to be with me.

Before I embrace Islam, I thought in doing good deeds here on earth that will surely bring you to Paradise. Since my  childhood life; I keep doing good deed till I grow up, and have faith with my GOD (JESUS CHRIST) that will lead you to Paradise (I love to stay in Paradise). I never knew about Islam, only Muslim. Before I will continue my story, I want to apologized my brothers and sister in Islam, what we really think about the Muslim are bad influence in the society. Why I said so! because I have a bad experienced, I saw it in my both eyes, and heard with my both ears. I am very sorry but this is the true story of my LIFE, they are my close family friend being killed by the Muslim. I'm narrating the story not to hate the Muslim, but to let understand the non Muslim! why we don't like a Muslim before! but now, I love my brothers and sister in Islam, and beside I married to a Muslim man. 

When I'm in Kuwait I meet a brother Muslim, he is a friend of my brother in law from Yemen, at that time I'm a christian, shy, and quiet not talking especially with men, he came to visit us probably try to convince me about  Islam. I'm a person; if I speak, I spoke from my heart, and direct to the point. Not to lie anybody, because I hate lier, and I told him that.
He explain to me about the Muslim character, he said there are two types of a Muslim:
I'm so curious about what he said, and I ask him what he mean about that?
He said: the two types of Muslim are: 1. Momiin (the true believers),  2. Muslim (just a Muslim) he further explain a Momiin is a person who believe in One God, and never lie, he pray five time a day, fast for the month of Ramadan, give zakath (charity), perform pilgrimage (Umrah & Hajj), and never do wrong thing or hurt somebody feeling, and the Muslim a person who believe in Allah, pray five times a day or sometimes, sometime they lie (they try to make some excuses), pay zakath sometime not, fast month of Ramadan sometime not.
Then I ask him! which one he is among those types?
He replied: I'm just a Muslim!
I ask why?
He said: because, I am human easy to be-fall any wrong doing!
I admire with his answer, he said the truth. He is not a hypocrites, because he admit he did wrong, and he is not perfect. Beside that conversation we did, still I'm not convince to convert Islam. 
He said to me; you have a strong personality not easy to be-fall, unless you are sure, and determine to do it with your faith, I admire your principle.
I reply to him: thank you. That is the end of our conversation, after all he never come back to talk about Islam.

Note: keep on reading, you will found some mysteries of my LIFE, not only that you will learn, and have more faith with GOD.

"Whatever you shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly"
Surah, Anfal, 8:60

"O ye who believe! shall I lead you to a bargain that will save you from a grievous Penalty? That you believe in Allah and His Messenger, and that you strive (your utmost) in the Cause of Allah, with your property, and your persons: That will be best for you, if you but knew"
Surah, Al-Saff, 61:10-11


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Nine Days of Ramadan

Alhamdullilah! I'm recovered from my pain, it is just a matter of days, time, but now, I feel better.
Oh Allah! without you, I really don't know what I need to do in my LIFE. You are there with me, in time of my (heart) pain, You healed me right away. Because I know, their is somethings better for me to do in my LIFE. I am thankful for that...

I used to read this four Surah Al-Kafirun, Al-Iklas, Al-Falaq, and Al-Nas after reading surah Al-Fatihah. This surah it help me to relieve stress, when I'm alone and worried about personal things, then I started reading this surah, first surah Al-Fatihah (7x), followed Al-Kafirun, Al-Iklas, Al-Falaq, and Al-Nas.

Sura Al-Fatihah (Arabic Pronounciation) to read in Roman English. (Translation)

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem      In the Name of Allah,
                                                             Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Al hamdu lillaahi rabbil 'aalameen    Praise be to Allah, the
                                                             Cherisher and Sustainer 
                                                             of the Worlds;
Ar rahmaanir raheem                         Most Gracious, Most Merciful;
Maaliki yaumid deen                          Master of the Day of Judgement,
Iyaaka na'budu                                   You do we worship,
Wa iyyaaka nasta'een                        And Your aid we seek.
Ihdinaas siraatal mustaqeem            Show us the straight way,
Siraatal ladzeena 'an-amta                The way of those on'whom.
'alayhim                                               Thou hast bestowed the Grace, 
Ghayril magduubi 'Alayhim               Those whose (portion) is not wrath,
 wa laad daalleen.                               And who go not astray
Amin.                                                   Amen.

Surah Al-Kafirun,  109:1-6                         Those who reject Faith.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem              In the Name of Allah,
                                                                     Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Qul yaaa -'ayyuhal-Kaafiruun!                  Say: O ye that reject Faith!       
Laaa 'a-'budu maa ta'-buduun,                  I worship not that which
                                                                     ye worship.
Wa laaa 'antum 'aabiduuna maa'abud.     Nor will ye worship that which
                                                                     I worship.
Wa laa 'ana 'aabidum,                                And I will not worship that
                                                                     which ye have been 
-maa 'abattum                                             Wont to worship           
Wa laaa 'antum 'aabiduuna                       Nor will ye worship      
Maaa 'a' bud                                               That which I worship.
Lakum Dinukum wali-ya Diin.                   To you be your Way,
                                                                     and to me mine.   

Surah Al-Iklas, 112:1-4                              Purity (of Faith)

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem             In the Name of Allah, 
                                                                    Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Qul Hu-wallaahu 'Ahad;                           Say: He is Allah,
                                                                    the One in Only;
'Allaahus-Samad;                                       Allah, the eternal, Absolute;
Lam yalid, wa lam yuulad;                         He begetteth not, Nor is 
                                                                    He begotten;
Walam yakul-la-Huu kufuwan 'Ahad.       And there is none 
                                                                    like unto Him.

Surah Al-Falaq, 113:1-5                           The Dawn

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem           In the Name of Allah,
                                                                  Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Qul 'a-uudhu bi-Rabbil Falaq,                Say: I seek refuge with the
                                                                  Lord of the Dawn,
Min-sharri maa khalaq;                           From the mischief 
                                                                  of created things;
Wa min-sharri gaasiqin 'idhaa waqab,    From the mischief of Darkness
                                                                  as it overspreads;
Wa min-sharrin-Naffaataati fil-'uqad.    From the mischief of those 
                                                                 whose practice secret Arts;
Wa min-sharri hasidin 'idaa hasad.        And from mischief 
                                                                 of the envious
                                                                 one as he practices envy.

Surah Al-Nas, 114:1-6                            Mankind

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem         In the Name of Allah, 
                                                               Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Qul 'u-'uudhu bi-Rabbin-Naas.             Say: I seek refuge with the
                                                                Lord and Cherisher of Mankind,
Malikin- Naas,                                       The King (or Ruler) of Mankind, 
Ilaahin Naas,                                          The Allah (or Judge) of Mankind,-
Min-sharil-Waswaasil-khan-Naas,       From the mischief 
                                                                of the Whisperer 
                                                                (of evil), who withdraws 
                                                                (after his whisper),      
'Allazhii yuwas-wisu fii sudurin-Naasi, (The same) who whispers into 
                                                                the hearts of mankind,
Minal-Jinnati wan-Naas.                       Among Jinns and among Men.         


Friday, July 27, 2012

Eight Days of Ramadan

Oh Allah! I have many things to say, but my heart (love) conquer my mine that I could not think anything, guide me to the right direction, that nobody can mislead me.
Oh Allah! guide our heart, so that we love nothing but the truth, guide our sight, so that we see nothing but the truth, guide our hearing, so that we hear nothing but the truth.  It is You who have the power over me.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;
Most Gracious, Most Merciful:
Master of the Day of Judgement.
Thee do we worship,
And thine aid we seek.
Show us the straight way,
The way of those on whom 
Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace,
Those whose (portion)
Is not wrath,
And who go not astray.
Quran: Surah Al-Fatihah, 1:1-7

Surah Al-Fatihah above, It is the opening chapter of seven verses, it teaches us the perfect prayer, without this surah our prayer is not complete. I used to read this surah Al-Fatihah, even I'm in my bed, reading from my heart until I fall asleep.

"And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts):
 Verily in that are Signs for those who reflect".
Quran: Surah Al-Rum, 30:21


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Seven Days of Ramadan

Alhamdulillah I'm back to my computer, still I'm not feeling good, Ins sha Allah tomorrow I can start again.
Oh Allah! Guide me the right things to do in my LIFE.
Oh Allah! You are strong in I'm weak, and You are rich in I'm poor, shower us Your Mercy, from Your blessing, and bounty, and forgiveness, and save us from the fire of the hell.

What I am suffering is less than what the Muslim brothers, and sister suffering from Burma, you cannot imagine the way they suffered. May Allah bless them, and remove from any calamities. Amin

Today I'm not able to fast, I thought I cannot get up from my bed, Alhamdulillah I'm here in my site, keep thinking the people who are suffering still able to do their job, mine is just a high fever, throat infection, and headache. I could not think what I need to share, except the hell fire. 

That we heard a terrible sound. Thereupon Allah's  Messenger said:  that is a stone  which was thrown seventy (70) years before in Hell and it has been constantly slipping down and now it has reached its base.
Sahih Muslim (6813)

The fire which the sons of Adam burn is only one seventieth part of the Fire of Hell. His companions said: By Allah, even ordinary fire would have been enough (to burn people). Thereupon he said: It is sixty nine (69) parts in excess of (the heat of fire in this world each of them being equivalent to their heat). (The intensity of the heat of the Fire of Hell compared to fire of the world 70X more).
Sahih Muslim (6811)

Samura b. Jundub reported Allah's Messenger (PBUH) as saying: There would be among them those to whom the fire will reach up to their ankle,s and to some of them the fire would reach their knees, and to some it would reach their waists, and to some it would reach up to their collar-bones.
Sahih Muslim (6816)

I really feel so hot in my body (high fever), so I remember Hell Fire,  I'm trying to share what I learned about the "Hell Fire". I cannot describe or explain according to my understanding, read the above hadith then you try to understand what really meant to you if you believe it or not.

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
The (Day) of noise and Clamour:
What is the (Day) of Noise and Clamour?
And what will explain to thee what the (Day) of Noise and Clamour is?
(It is) a Day whereon men will be like moths scattered about,
And the mountains will be like carded wool.
Then, he whose balance (of good deeds) will be (found) heavy,
Will be in a Life of good pleasure and satisfaction.
But he whose balance (of good deeds) will be (found) light
Will have his home in a (bottomless) Pit.
And what will explain to thee what this is?
(It is) a Fire Blazing fiercely!
Surah Al-Qariah, 101:1-11


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sixth Days of Ramadan

O Allah! for you do we fast, and for you do we break our fast.
All praise is due to You, and we thank you for all the blessing you bestow on us.
Accept our prayer, dua, and fasting in this month of Ramadan.
Erase all our past sins, and help us to become more stronger in our faith, have more taqwa and become better Muslim. Insha Allah.
Alhamdu lil Allah, You make me a Muslim, believing the faith of Islam.

Praise be to Allah, who created (out of nothing)
The heavens and the earth, who made the angels messengers with wings,
Two, or three, or four (pairs); He adds to creation as He pleases:
For Allah has power over all things.
Surah Al-Fatir, 35:1

Allah did create you from dust; then from a sperm drop; then He made you in pairs.
And no female conceives, or lay down (her loads), but with His knowledge.
Nor is a man long-live granted length of days, nor is a part cut off from his life, but is in a Decree 
(ordained). All this is easy for Allah.
Surah Al-Fatir, 35:11

Say: "This is my way I do invite unto Allah on evidence clear as the seeing with one's eyes 
I and whoever  follows me. Glory be to Allah! and never will I join gods with Allah!"
Surah Yusuf, 12:108

Say: "If ye love Allah, follow me, Allah will love you, and forgive you  your sins.
Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
Sura Ali Imran, 3:31

"LOVE - is the greatest gift of Allah"

Allah (SWT) He gives His love to all of us, not because I am a Muslim, He love all His creations here on earth as well in heavens. His love is infinite without measure. He is so Merciful to all humanity, that is why we have knowledge, ability to understand what is wrong, and what is right. 

Because of His love toward us, He granted us freedom of will, and action so that we may remain free to choose whatever attitude in life we likes here on earth.

"O mankind! we created you from a single (pairs) of a male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each others). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well-acquainted (with all things)".
Sura Al Hujurat, 49:13


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fifth Days of Ramadan

This is the place (Maqaam Ibraahem) after the Tawaf being completed the pilgrim should then pray two raka'aahs behind Maqaam Ibraahem, It is advisable to recite the first sura Al Kafirun, then second rakat, sura Al-Iklas.

I remember during my first umra during the month of Ramadan, Alhamdulillah I cannot imagine the happiest of my life to be in the House of Allah, I don't even feel hungry or thirsty Masha Allah, I prayed a lot of DU'AA. 

"Rabbanaa aatina fid dunya hasanatan wa fil-aakhirati hasanatan wa qinaa adhaaban naar".  
"Oh Allah, give us the good of this world that of the hereafter and shield us from the torment of the hell fire"
Sura Al-Baqarah, 2:201

I have set my face towards the originator of the heaven and the earth sincerely (in Islam) and I am not among  the mushier. Indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the world! No partner has he. Indeed I am Muslim (those who submit to Him). 

O Allah! You are the King, none has the right to be worshiped but You. (You are the most perfect and all praise is for You). You are my Lord and I am your slave, I have wronged myself, and I have acknowledge my sins, so forgive all my sins for no one forgives sins except You.

O Allah! guide me to the best of character to which no one can guide except You, and save me from the worst of characters, from which no one can save me except You. I am here and happy to serve You. All good is in Your hands, and evil is not from You. (The guided one is he who is guided by You). You are blessed and exalted I seek Your forgiveness and repent to You. Amin.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Fourth Days of Ramadan

Today I ask Allah (SWT) a message for me to deliver to all mankind who has heart to understand the truth:
Open your heart as I open mine, let the word of Allah get into your heart with no regret. Alhamdu Lilah! I never regret that I am a Muslim believing the faith of Islam. 

O men! Here is a parable set forth! Listen to it! Those on whom, besides Allah, ye call, cannot create (even) a fly, if they all met together for the purpose! and if the fly should snatch away anything from them, they would  have no power to release it from the fly. Feeble are those who petition and those whom they petition!

No just estimate have they made of Allah: for Allah is He Who is strong and able to carry out His will.

Allah chooses Messengers from angels and from men  for Allah is He Who hears and sees (all things).

He knows what is before them and what is behind them: and to Allah go back all questions (for decision).

O ye who believe! bow down, prostrate yourselves, and adore your lord; and do good; that ye may prosper.

And strive in His cause as ye ought to strive, (with sincerity and under discipline). He has chosen you, and has imposed no difficulties on you in religion; it is the cult of your father Abraham. It is He Who has named you Muslim, both before and in this (Revelation); that the Messenger may be a witnesses for you, and ye be witnesses for mankind! so establish regular Prayer, give regular Charity, and hold fast to Allah! He is your protector- the best to protect and the Best to help!
Sura, Al Hajj, 22:73-78


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Third Days of Ramadan

I remember before I embrace Islam, it was almost  Ramadan, I started reading some pamphlets about Islam, watching debate of Sheikh Ahmed Deedat may Allah (SWT) accept him in paradise ameen. This debate with Dr. Floyd Clark, who is a professor emirites at Johnson Bible College USA. If you will follow to listen the whole debate, if you are the good readers of Bible you will be amazed the way Sheikh Ahmed Deedat deliver his debate about WAS JESUS CRUCIFIED? I never knew before that he is a Muslim, until I finish listening the debate, masha Allah I realized that JESUS the son of Virgin Mary was not crucified, and He is the MESSIAH as the Bible say with different gospel.

According to the Quran: Sura Maryam, 19:27-33
At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms). 
They said: "O Mary! Truly an amazing thing hast thou brought!
"O sister of Aaron! thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!"
But she [pointed to the babe. They said: "How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?"

He said: "I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;
"And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me PRAYER and CHARITY as long as I live: He hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable;
"So PEACE is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the Day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Second Days of Ramadan

Ramadan is a a bounty that Allah (SWT) blessed His servants with, no strengthen their faith, and increase their piety (Taqwa). Allah Said:
"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint."  (Sura Al-Baqarah, 2:183)

Goals of Fasting
Achieving Taqwa: is one of the most important wisdom of fasting brings on Taqwa as it lessens the desire of the stomach and mutes the sexual appetite. Whoever fasts frequently would overcome these two desires more easily. This deter against committing abominations and sins and assist in controlling life leading to Taqwa.

Strengthening willpower and acquiring patience:
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called Ramadan the month of patience as it increases one's will power to control his/her desire and the selfishness of his/her soul. This training allow him/her to be strong in following Allah's commands. "These are the limits set by Allah (SWT)". (Sura Al-Baqarah, 2:187)

Fasting is pure worship:
The fact that he/she is abstaining from food and drink both in public and in secret shows his/her honest faith  and strong love of Allah (SWT),  and his/her knowledge and feeling that Allah is all-knowing of everything. 

Allah (SWT) said in the hadithQudsi:
"Every deed of the son of Adam will be multiplied [ in rewards], the good deed by ten of its like, up to seven hundreds, up to whatever Allah wills, except fasting, it is for ME and I will reward it. He/she abandons his/her desire and his/her food for MY sake".  (Zaadal-Mi'ad 2/29).

May Almighty Allah accept our fasting, and rewards us ten or seven hundreds, up to whatever Allah wills! InshaAllah.. 

Oh Allah! Separate me from my sins as you have separated the east, and west.
Oh Allah! Cleanse me of my sins as white cloth is cleansed from dirt.
Oh Allah! wash me of my sin with water, ice and snow.
Oh Allah! I ask of You integrity and soundness in my religion, my life, my family and my possessions.
Oh Allah! cover my shame, pacify my fears, guard me from what is in front of me, and behind me, from what is on my right, and on my left, over my head and under my feet.
Oh Allah! grant health to my body.
Oh Allah! grant health to my hearing.
Oh Allah! grant health to my sight.
There is no deity except YOU!

July 21, 2012      (istd/f=vac)

Friday, July 20, 2012

First day of Ramadan

Allah's (SWT) signs are many, and so are His mysteries:
Yet each does point to His Unity, Goodness, Power, and Mercy.
There is none like unto Him. His teaching is one, and men that split up His standard Religion are but following their own lusts.
Ungrateful are they to give part-worship to others, when all worship and praise and glory are due to Him and Him alone, in whom we have our life and being!  

Dear Allah,
Today is my first day of Ramadan!! I want to thank you for all the blessing you have given me.
I'm blessed to wake up every morning to see the beautiful life you bestow on me, that I could stand  and pray to you and I'm thankful for that.

As Prophet Mohammad (SAW) said: When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of Heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed and the devil are chained."  (Al - Bukhari)

So please open for me the door that is being closed for me, let me in, and not to look back again! what is my yesterday!! let me continue my journey, and fulfilled my dreams that I left behind. With out your help, I cannot make it, because I don't have any power to conquer the evils! Ameen.

It is You who created us , and put love, and mercy between our hearts, and it is you can remove.