Fasting (Sawm) carries a two-fold meaning - two seemingly opposing definitions combined into a single word. And sawm, as described in the Qur'an and the hadith, simultaneously fulfills both of these definitions. The primary meaning is to hold back, to refrain from, to abstain - the further meaning is to rise beyond, to move past former limits.…
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At this time when we experience occasions, of much sorrow and some contentment, we sense the promise in the advent of Ramadan, the month of mercy and forgiveness. In the climate of this month of light, we feel both spring and autumn at the same time in our inner worlds, seasons of lovely expectations and longing. Continue
With their profound, spiritual breezes, every sound and breath of…
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“Obey Allah and Allah will reward you.” Continue
“If you are shameless, you would do as you wish.”
“Make sure your food is good (halaal and bought with halaal earnings), and you will be one whose prayers are answered.”
“Follow up a bad deed with a good deed, to waive it out.”
“Mix with people with a good attitude.”
“Fear Allah wherever you may be.”
"Whatever you imagine in your…
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“And be steadfast in prayer and pay zakaat and bow down with those who bow down”.
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said “there are five things upon them the foundation of Islam has been kept. There is no God but Allah, to pray, to spend out the wealth (zakat)and to perform hajj,to fast roza in the blessed month of… Continue
Added by + zaria khan + on July 22, 2013 at 11:45am —
The time is over when we used to make advancements compelling the world powers to retreat. Those precious moments have gone far away from us on account of our carelessness, love for the wealth and the world. It was a time when the entire world advertently or inadvertently was compelled to follow us. We had challenged the Greek civilization, we had called Azans in… Continue
Added by + zaria khan + on July 17, 2013 at 8:26am —
Umrah in the holy month of Ramadan is equivalent to Hajj in merit and excellence. The prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) himself insisted on the importance of the performance of Umrah during the holy month of Ramadan for that month has got various virtues Umrah in the holy month of Ramadan is equivalent to Hajj in merit and…
Added by + zaria khan + on July 14, 2013 at 11:30am —
Ramadan is one of the most blessed months in the Islamic Calendar. It is a month of worship, which requires a Muslim to fast from dawn to dusk, consecutively for twenty-nine or thirty days. Every Muslim knows that fasting in Ramadan is obligatory. Some have been doing it all their life,… Continue
Added by + zaria khan + on July 12, 2013 at 9:00am —
Fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan can be good for one's health and personal development. Ramadan fasting is not just about disciplining the body to restrain from eating food and drinking water from predawn until sunset. The eyes, the ears, the tongue, and even the private parts are equally obligated to be restrained if a Muslim wants to gain the total rewards of fasting. Ramadan is also about restraining anger, doing good deeds, exercising personal… Continue
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We all know that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you do someone a good turn. Whether it’s helping an old lady across the road or helping someone to pick up the shopping they’ve dropped. That’s the power of kindness.
Apparently, according to research, being kind does much more than give you that warm, fuzzy feeling – it actually benefits your health and wellbeing. Indeed, according to the results of a US study of 3,296 people, 95% of those studied reported feeling good when they helped… Continue
Added by + zaria khan + on December 10, 2012 at 8:59pm —
Many of us spend a lot of time suppressing our emotions, trying not to let others see how we really feel. There are many reasons why we do this – pride, fear, embarrassment or self preservation to name a few.
It’s understandable why we do this. For example you might not want to let your boss know that you are stressed or depressed because you are worried you might lose your job. So you ignore those stressed or depressed feelings, burying them so that you can get on with life. Maybe… Continue
Added by + zaria khan + on December 10, 2012 at 8:53pm —
Did you know that an estimated 30 to 50% of the general population are thought to be affected by insomia? And a further 10% are believed to have chronic insomnia? That’s a lot of sleepless people!
There’s nothing worse than tossing and turning all night, desperately trying to get to sleep. And the trouble is, the more you fret about not sleeping the worse the problem gets. Insomnia is a problem that troubles me from time to time, so this… Continue
Added by + zaria khan + on December 10, 2012 at 8:49pm —
Burn calories, lose weight and feel great with this 10-minute home cardio workout routine for aerobic fitness.
If you have a skipping rope, replace any of the exercises listed below with a 60-second burst of skipping.
This 10-minute cardio workout counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of aerobic activity every week. Find out more about physical… Continue
Added by + zaria khan + on October 7, 2012 at 2:53pm —
Cycling is a truly invigorating and liberating experience, enjoyed by people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Whether you’re cycling to work, to school, to the shops or just for fun, the humble bicycle is an easy way to get more active.
Regular cycling can reduce… Continue
Added by + zaria khan + on October 7, 2012 at 2:30pm —
If you went to elementary school (and I’m making a broad assumption that you went to elementary school), you must have heard that if you swallow gum, it stays in your body for seven years. Well, I got news for you — nothing stays in your body for that long. (Well, maybe the belly fat you earned when you had your third child, but besides that, pretty… Continue
Added by + zaria khan + on October 6, 2012 at 4:58pm —
1. Compulsively using hand sanitizer.
If you reach for hand sanitizer any time you make contact with the outside world, you might want to take pause. Unless you're in an especially germ-prone place like a hospital, soap and water will work just fine, says Richard Gallo, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of Dermatology at the University of California-San Diego. When you're not near a sink, hand sanitizing gels can help, but be sure to read the label first.…
Added by + zaria khan + on October 6, 2012 at 4:50pm —
former students of one Ms. Valerie Frizzle or just budget-minded, IKEA-hacking small space wizards, or both, but you got to hand it to 'em for venturing off into uncharted territory in the world of mobile home living.
For the past six years, Richard and Rachel have been carefully and cleverly… Continue
Added by + zaria khan + on October 6, 2012 at 4:44pm —
1. New Yorker Charles Rushmore’s curiosity made him famous. During an 1885 visit to South Dakota, the mining lawyer asked locals what a particular mountain was called. The response? “We will name it now, and name it Rushmore Peak.”
2. In the early 1920s, historian Doane Robinson conceived of the… Continue
Added by + zaria khan + on October 5, 2012 at 9:47pm —
You probably already know the interrobang, thanks to its excellent moniker and increasing popularity. Though the combination exclamation point and question mark can be replaced by using one of each (You did what!? or You don’t read mental_floss?!), it’s fun to see the single glyph getting a little more love lately.
2. Percontation Point or… Continue
Added by + zaria khan + on October 5, 2012 at 6:14pm —
- After the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) his true Caliph and related Imaam is Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu).
- After him in leadership is Hazrat Umar Farooque (radi Allahu anhu).
- Hazrat Usman Ghani (radi Allahu anhu) followed…
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