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Archive for December, 2008

Scared Straight!

I was outside a few minutes ago and right when I got through the door a really loud thunder clap occurred.  SubhanAllah, I literally jumped and it got me thinking about the power of the signs of Allah. 

وَيُسَبِّحُ الرَّعْدُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ مِنْ خِيفَتِهِ وَيُرْسِلُ الصَّوَاعِقَ فَيُصِيبُ بِهَا مَن يَشَاءُ وَهُمْ يُجَادِلُونَ فِي اللَّهِ وَهُوَ شَدِيدُ الْمِحَالِ

Nay, thunder repeateth His praises, and so do the angels, with awe: He flingeth the loud-voiced thunder-bolts, and therewith He striketh whomsoever He will..yet these (are the men) who (dare to) dispute about Allah, with the strength of His power (supreme)! (Ra’d: 13)

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Month of Muharram

“Verily, the number of months with Allaah is twelve months (in a year), so it was ordained by Allaah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them, four are sacred. That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein…” [al-Tawbah 9:36]

Walhamdulillah, we are currently in the month of Muharram, one of the sacred months.  There are many virtues of this month and opportunities to receive reward.  I’ve listed many of the ahadith concerning muharram and rewards therein below.  Enjoy 🙂
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Disclaimer: The following video contains images of injured and dead people after the recent attacks in Gaza. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun.

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This morning Israel launched an offensive (once again) on the Ghaza Strip.  Although it isnt the first time, clearly this is the largest in magnitude and unprecedented in its force- and the Israel Defense Ministry has made it clear that what we’re seeing is merely just the beginning…..

For more details including counts of casualties and wounded, see the following link: News Story

During this time, its important to keep our brothers and sisters going through difficulties in our duas.  I pray Allah alleviates their plight and makes it a means of purification for them. Ameen.


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Interesting article in the NY Times:

“AMMAN, Jordan — Muhammad Fawaz is a very serious college junior with a stern gaze and a reluctant smile that barely cloaks suppressed anger. He never wanted to attend Jordan University. He hates spending hours each day commuting. ”

read the rest here

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About a week ago I received an email concerning a Muslim ‘punk rock band’ and how “masha’Allah” it was that we finally were beginning to integrate into the American social fabric.   (more…)

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Cool Frog

this frog is a pimp….

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