An important Ramadhan reminder

[Note] The following article on “The 10 Benefits of Hunger” by Hujjat al-Islam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali is from a mailing list I belong to.

The Prophet (pbuh) said: “combat the self with hunger and thirst, for there is reward in that.”

One might perhaps ask: “wherefrom is this great virtue of hunger? What is the reason for it when there is but pain for the stomach and harmful suffering? And if it is to be so, then man should be granted greater rewards for allowing the self to suffer such harm in denying the flesh what it craves and forcing it to accept the objectionable and the like.”

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Welcome Ramadhan 1433H

Ramadhan will start insha Allah 21 July 2012, Saturday. During the month of Ramadhan, Allah (swt) makes it easy for us to acquire His blessings, mercy and forgiveness. There can be no better time to attain this than this blessed month. All that is required on our part is to create in our hearts the wish, ambition, devotion, zeal; eagerness and that we exert increased determination to acquire the pleasure of Almighty Allah. Continue reading

Sydney 2012

Alhamdulillah, our recent one week trip to Sydney was a memorable one. I can’t summarize the many places of interest, acknowledging forthright the futility of finding the words to capture our children’s thrill during the visit. But the following is just to offer a glimpse of the memories we had. You will have to ask our kids of their personal holiday experience! Continue reading

Human Rights for LGBTs?

Al Qur’an makes it clear from the first Surah that the Shaitan will tempt and corrupt all human beings possible, since he is jealous that humankind is only made out of earthly mud while the Shaitan himself was one of the angels made out of fire. Allah SWT gives Shaitan permission to try any tricks he may wish, that in the end, those humans who test well in their behavior and refrain from performing mischief in the earth, will be protected and chosen by Allah SWT to enter Paradise when they die. Continue reading

‘The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World’

[Note] I am reproducing below a statement by Robert J. Burrowes as a show of my personal support for the nonviolent world campaign. Please read and if you are for it, sign your support online via the link provided at the end of the statement. Continue reading