Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Month of Rajab

The Month of Rajab

By Mufti Taqi Usmani

Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. It is also a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because Ramadan follows it after the intervening month of Sha'ban. Therefore, when the Holy Prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam sighted the moon of Rajab, he used to pray to Allah in the following words:

"O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha'ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan (i.e. prolong our life up to Ramadan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings)."

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Article Conclusion:

The upshot of the above discussion is that the Shari'ah has not prescribed any specific way to observe the month of Rajab or to perform a specific mode of worship or a ritual in any one of its dates. However, being a prologue to the month of Ramadan, it should be availed of for preparing oneself for Ramadan and one should pray Allah to make him reach the blessed month and to benefit from its unique merits.


A sister added: This is a sacred month where we should increase in istighfaar and closeness to Allah.
It has been mentioned in a hadith that the Prophet Sallahu 'Alayhi Wa Salam said:
Rajab is the month of Allah. Shaban is my month. Ramadhan is the month of my ummah (followers).”
In Tarim, on the 1st night and every night of Rajab immediately after Salatul 'Isha they recite 100X:

Rabigfirli warhamni wa tub alaya
"Oh Allah please forgive me, have mercy upon me and relent towards me."
Increase in asking for forgiveness and performing good deeds because indeed it is the month of Allah.

Common Ground--a documentary

The Muslim producer is asking for support for his new documentary regarding the Danish Cartoon Crisis

"Common Ground."

The film is a window into the efforts of various communities as they struggle to overcome the challenges brought about by the Danish Cartoon Crisis. It brings to screen a rare glimpse into a
multi- cultural approach to conflict resolution. Common Ground reveals that when faced with international challenges and conflict, diversity of origin and differences in cosmology are unique tools to discover our prospects of human potential and cooperation.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

7 Important Marriage Tips

Seven Important Marriage Tips - What the Marriage Experts Say - WebMD

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July 6th, 2007

7 Marriage Tips to Stay Lucky in Love - WebMD
[Fascinating, especially when one considers the Prophetic guidance related to marriage and married life. Subhan Allah.]

Who are you?

When once asked by a journalist to introduce himself, Imam
Shaheed Hasan Al-Banna said:

I am a traveller seeking the truth,

a human searching for the meaning of humanity

and a citizen seeking dignity, freedom, stability and welfare
under the shade of Islam.

I am a free man who is aware of the purpose of his existence and
who proclaims:

"Truly, my prayer and my sacrifice, my living and my dying are
all for Allah,

the Lord of the worlds; no partner has He.

This, am I commanded and I am of those who submit to His Will."

This is who I am. Who are you?

Quoted from back cover of "Al-Ma'thurat" by Imam Shaheed Hasan
Al-Banna, awakenings publications

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Burger King

Please beware of fish sandwich, hash browns and onion rings from Burger King. As mentioned in BK's online handbook to their products, the BK Fish sandwich, onion rings and hash browns are fried in the same fryer as the Pork sausage and pork fritters.

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The Prophet (Allah bless him & give him peace) said, “Whoever avoids the doubtful safeguards their religion and honor.” [Bukhari and Muslim]