Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Inspirational Ayahs

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"And never give up hope of Allah's soothing Mercy: Truly no one despairs of Allah's soothing Mercy except those who have no faith." [12:87]

"Therefore remember Me, I will remember you, And be thankful to Me, and do not be ungrateful to Me." [2:152] 

"And if you would count the graces of Allah, never could you be able to count them." [14:34]
Say: "O 'Ibadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

"Indeed, I have rewarded them this Day for their patience; they are indeed the ones who are successful."
 ‘Whosoever holds fast to God, he has been guided onto the Straight Path.’
[3: 101]
‘The true servants of the Most Merciful are those who behave gently and with humility on earth, and whenever the foolish quarrel with them, they reply with [words of] peace.’
[25: 63]
And those who are patient, seeking the countenance of their Lord, and establish prayer and spend from what We have provided for them secretly and publicly and prevent evil with good – those will have the good consequence of [this] home – 

Gardens of perpetual residence; they will enter them with whoever were righteous among their fathers, their spouses and their descendants. And the angels will enter upon them from every gate, [saying], 

"Peace be upon you for what you patiently endured. And excellent is the final home." [13:22-24]

Alhamdulillah! :)


Animals in Beauty (part3)

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Monday, 28 June 2010

The Creation - Verses from the Qur'an

Asalamu Alaykum and hello.
I could not resist another slideshare presentation.:)
Just like a kid with a new toy!!! lol
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Sunday, 27 June 2010



  “Gratitude is built upon five pillars: Submissiveness to Allah from the one expressing gratitude; lov­ing Him for it; acknowledging His favour; praising Him for it; and not utilizing it in a way that displeases Him” ~ Ibn al-Qayyim

Saturday, 26 June 2010

I am not impressed....

Amid the football fever and the excitement, there  is me. Unimpressed and down in the mouth. :(
I am not a spoilsport but I just can not see the point. The world has so many problems and I find that this football hysteria is promoting ethnicism and taking people's minds off the real issues. Do I think it is a diversion? Of course I do. Is being euphoric about a team of overpaid, overindulged, overgrown, spoilt adults ( who often act like kids) and their designer womenfolk going to earn me any goals with the One Who really matters???

Of course not. So forgive me if I can not cheer.:( But I feel already better for offloading. :) Alhamdulillah!!!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Something different...

Asalamu Alaykum :) to my Muslim readers and hello to all my yet non-Muslim readers ;)

I was thinking to do something different today just for fun.

Anyway... I hope you enjoy the quiz that follows.LOL

It is called " How much do you know about your Cats".

Q1) When does a cat purr?
a) When is scared?
b) When it is content?
c) When is in pain?
d) All of the above?

Q2) What is the most popular name for a kitty in the USA?
a) Kitty
b) Max
c) Buddy
d) Sophie

Q3) Cats always land on their feet
a) True
b) False

Q4) Superstitious beliefs in the past led to the killing of many cats, which in turn helped what?
a) The popularity of fish
b) The spread of plague
c) The overpopulation of songbirds
d) All of the above.

Q5) What does it mean a cat's tail swishing from side to side?
a) He is relaxed
b) He is scared
c) He is angry and about to pounce
d) He is showing his submission

Q6) Calico cats are always male
a) Right
b) Wrong

This is an excerpt from a quiz in the national geographic. Here is the linkCat Quiz

While I was going through the quiz, I realised how little I know about cats. I think my pet cats, will not be too pleased with me:)

Here is some photos.

This is  our ginger cat. He is a little boy cat and he is 1 year old. 

This is our other cat, she is a little girl cat and she is 3years and 6 months old.

She is long suffering as  our Ginger cat is full of tricks. LOL

Inshallah, one day they will get on.

Thanks for reading

Wa Salaam ;)

Monday, 21 June 2010

Beauty and Delight!

"Is not He (better than your gods) Who created the heavens and the earth, and sends down for you water (rain) from the sky, whereby We cause to grow wonderful gardens full of beauty and delight? It is not in your ability to cause the growth of their trees. Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Nay, but they are a people who ascribe equals (to Him)!" 
سورة النمل  , An-Naml, Chapter #27, Verse #60)

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Thursday, 17 June 2010

Drops on a rock

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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Quranic quiz of the day

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Sunday, 13 June 2010

The three dates

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"And when I am ill, it is He who cures me” (Holy Qur;an, 26:80)

I have not been feeling very well this weekend. Nothing serious but hmmmmmmmm very uncomfortable. I have been in considerable pain since Friday and everything has been too much of an effort.
I tried to take some antibiotics but they made me feel a 1000 times worst and an upset nauseous stomach developed :(
As the pain was relentless I still  made myself get up and carry on as normal. If you have a family to look after even if the situation is bleak, it is rare to have the option and luxury to stay in bed and hide from the world.
When I feel like that, I never ask, " Why", " Why me", " If only" and so on.
Before Islam, I am afraid I would be very resentful of calamities and illnesses and I would be downright annoyed and impatient.
Islam has changed my views in all matters and matters of illness.
Allah might allow us to become ill so:
1) We can remember Him and ask Him to make us better.
and when I am ill, it is He who cures me” (Holy Qur'an, 26:80)
"Your Lord says: "Call on Me and I will answer your call" (Quran 40:60).
2) Maybe Allah,  wants to raise our status in the Hereafter by expiating some of our sins
3) As a warning that we might be doing something wrong and we need to look at ourselves and actions again and take heed.
4) To let us know that we need to look at the underlying causes of the illness and maybe take action.
5) To appreciate the times when we were in good health and thank Allah.
According to Imam Ghazali, illness increases faith and brings man closer to God. Knowing this nature, we are told by the Quran - 
"O you who believe, seek help with patience and prayers, as God is with those who patiently persevere" (Quran 2:153).
 Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "The example of a believer is that of a fresh tender plant; from whatever direction the wind comes, it bends it, but when the wind becomes quiet, it becomes straight again. Similarly, a believer is afflicted with calamities (but he remains patient till Allah removes his difficulties.) And an impious wicked person is like a pine tree which keeps hard and straight till Allah cuts (breaks) it down when He wishes."  (Book #70, Hadith #547)
If you are in best of health "Thank Allah" and if you are feeling poorly " Thank Allah for the times you was well and Ask Him to restore you to your former health ( Give you Shiffa).
Do you know of any other reasons why Allah, might allow various calamities to befall us?

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Sisters Who Blog-2010 Best Blog Award


 Sisters Who Blog Network are holding a 2010 Best Blog Awards.
You can now nominate your Blog and register your name in the voting list!

If you want to nominate your blog, you need to do the following:
1. Have an active blog
2. Be a member of sisterswhoblog network
3. Register your blog in the nomination list (in relevant category)

To be eligible to vote you need to:

1. Have an active blog
(Only sisters who blog will vote, hence voters should have active blogs)
2. Be members of sisterswhoblog network
3. Register their names and blogs in the voters list.

Visit their site for more information and how you can help :)

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

When envy takes hold...

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Asalamu Alaykum

There is a rampant phenomenon in our days that destroys lives.
It damages relationships and causes damage to the person  who has the problem to start with.
What is this nemesis? Over competitiveness and envy .This need to be the best and have the best. 
It can start as a little weed growing and before you know it it overtakes the garden of our hearts killing all the beauty and destroying the fragrant  flowers of love, compatibility, tolerance, support, appreciation, to name but a few.
It even rears its ugly head within the folds of marriages, sibling relationships, friendships.
It usually stems from our own depths of insecurities firmly rooted in out hearts since times unknown. It feels a little like sibling rivalry, competing for this extra love ( from  parents) and needing to prove that we deserve the love constantly. It is a self destructing feeling as well as a relationship "killer" We can not stand to see anybody better than us..
The person is under constant stress, striving for approval , acceptance and never feeling at peace and comfortable in their own situation.I often see this in work related situations when people often compete for the the management's approval and stopping at nothing to gain this approval and the "rewards" it brings.
I usually step back form this kind of situation, keep calm and let it wash over me.It has taken me years of living and of course Islam to get to this stage. Alhamdulillah.
As Muslims we know what  is important and what is not worth to loose sleep over.
The only time we should worry is:
Narrated Ibn Masud: I heard the Prophet saying, "There is no envy except in two: a person whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it in the right way, and a person whom Allah has given wisdom (i.e. religious knowledge) and he gives his decisions accordingly and teaches it to the others."  (Book #24, Hadith #490).

If we have ever experienced this negative feelings we must work on ourselves to distance them from our hearts, and ask Allah's help to make it easy for us.

Jazakallah for reading

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Hijama and Hijama Workshops in UK

Asalamu Alaykum

I received this email and I would like to share it with you.Also if you have had Hijama done, please share your experience with us. Jazakallah Kheir.

Cupping (Hijama) Workshops for Sisters Only

We are currently taking bookings for

Summer 2010 cupping (hijama) workshops for sisters only

If you have a public venue, Islamic centre, school, college etc and would like us to run a workshop for sisters only, by a female, certified cupping therapist, please kindly contact us at the email below:

Please kindly let us know the name and full address of the venue.

We require a minimum of 10 sisters to purchase the materials and participate in the practical to run the workshops in London and the surrounding area. We require a minimum of 15 sisters to purchase the materials and participate in the practical to run the workshops outside of the London area.

The workshops will run in the UK inshAllah:

from Monday 12th July until Tuesday 10th August

The one-day workshops are about 6 hours long. The workshops will run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (and Sundays in the winter) inshAllah.

AlhamdiLah all our cupping workshops are FREE to attend. There is a charge for the materials required if you wish to participate in the practical. However, this is optional and everyone is welcome to attend. We will also be offering other remedies from the Sunnah inshAllah. 
Please join our FREE newsletter and we will keep you updated inshAllah with our cupping workshops. 

JazakAllah khair.
Venues to be confirmed inshAllah: Ilford, Cranford, Birmingham, Sheffield, Middleborough, Bradford.
Bookings: to book a place for our cupping (hijama) workshop, please kindly text us
0789 77 99 691 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0789 77 99 691      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

 with the following information:

your full name
the venue where you wish to attend the workshop 
the pack size for the material you wish to purchase and use

you will receive a text message from us; 
to confirm your place once we receive your text inshAllah.

Cost: AlhamdiLah all our cupping workshops are FREE to attend. There is a charge for the materials required if you wish to participate in the practical. We kindly request sisters to support us by purchasing the materials for the practical (if they wish to participate) even if they already have some of the materials. This will enable us to be able to cover our overheads and continue to offer the workshops inshAllah.
pack 1:
for materials (with 6 cup cupping set)  £50
pack 2:
for materials (with 12 cup cupping set) £55

pack 3:
for materials (with 18 cup cupping set) £60

pack 4:
for materials (with 24 cup cupping set) £65

Materials include:

cupping therapy box set with chrome coated suction pump for dry and massage 
cupping therapy plastic cup for wet cupping
cupping therapy plastic suction pump for wet cupping
Cupping (Hijama) Information Pack
'Cupping - The Great Missing Therapy' by Dr. Sahbaa M.Bondok
'Cupping - A Practice Of The Prophet r and A Miraculous Way Of Treatment' by Shihab Al-Badry Yasin
organic black seed oil
organic olive oil
all disposable materials required for wet cupping
Sisters will keep and take home all the above materials except for the plastic cup for
wet cupping and all disposable materials required for wet cupping.

If you wish to participate in the practical, please kindly text us on
0789 77 99 691 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0789 77 99 691      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
so we may ensure we have sufficient supplies for everyone inshAllah. 
Certificates: Health Means Wealth Certificates of Participation (completion) will only be available to sisters who attend and participate in the practical. Please kindly note these certificates are not a qualification or certificates of competence. Rather, they are proof that the sister has attended the workshop and particpated in the practical. Certifcates are £30 which includes the certifcate being sent by recorded delivery after the workshops inshAllah.
Please kindly note that although our workshops are thorough and sisters will be able to practise cupping (hijama) on family and friends thereafter inshAllah, by participating in the workshop, it does not allow sisters to offer cupping (hijama) on a professional, qualified level. We recommend sisters to take further professional training if they wish to offer cupping (hijama) as a qualified therapist.
  Wet Cupping (hijama) is best performed on an empty stomach. If you wish to participate in the practical, please kindly avoid eating once the workshop commences. InshAllah  the practical should begin approximately 3 hours into the workshop. 

Those participating in the practical do so at their OWN responsibility, no responsibility will be taken by the course organisers or the venue owners.
Strictly no children allowed for safety reasons.    

We will also be offering other remedies from the Sunnah inshAllah including:
Honey (Asal)
Ajwa Dates (Tamer Ajwa)
Berny Dates (Tamer Berny)
Antimony (Kohl Ithmid)
Talbina (organic)
Siwaak (Miswaak)
Olive Oil (Palestine, organic, fair trade)
Olives (Palestine, organic, fair trade)
Black seed oil (organic)

If you have a shop, stall etc near our workshop venues and would like to sell our products, please kindly email us at the above address before the workshops commence inshAllah.

Course Syllabus:

Allah Is The Curer 
The Quran Is A Cure
What Is Cupping (Hijama)?
History Of Cupping (Hijama)
Benefits Of Cupping (Hijama)
Authentic Narrations About Cupping (Hijama):
Cupping (Hijama) Is The Best Of Remedies
The Angels Recommending Cupping (Hijama)
Cupping (Hijama) Is A Preventative Medicine
In Cupping (Hijama) There Is A Cure And A blessing
Cupping (Hijama) In Its Time Is A Cure For Every Disease
The Best Days For Cupping (Hijama)
Cupping (Hijama) On An Empty Stomach
Cupping (Hijama) May Be Used For:
Strengthening One's Intelligence And Memory
Cupping (Hijama) While fasting Or In The State Of Ihram
Cupping (Hijama) For Women
Areas of Cupping (Hijama)
Important Cupping Points And Cupping Points To Avoid
Areas Of The Body To Avoid Cupping (Hijama)
How To Cup:
Dry Cupping (Hijama)
Massage Cupping (Hijama)
Wet Cupping (Hijama)
Cupping (Hijama) On The Head
Where To Cup
Who To Cup and Who Not To Cup
How Often To Perform Cupping (Hijama)
How Many Cups
How Long To Leave The Cups On For
Choosing Cup Sizes
First Aid
Health And Hygiene
Preparing For Wet Cupping (Hijama)
How To Make Incisions
After Wet Cupping (Hijama)
The Wages Of The Cupping Therapist
Cupping (Hijama) And The Law
Advice For Beginners
Consent And Consultation Form
Remedies From The Sunnah

We pray you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, comments or feedback.
JazakAllah khair for your support.

The Messenger r  said, "Whoever revives a
Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practise it, will have the same reward of those who practise it without their reward diminishing…"
[Sunan ibn Maajah (209)].

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