I wish i had somethin more complicated to say, but sometimes,things are so simple!

Monday, February 12, 2007

hey there.....

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Bored to death!

Guess what?
I'm bored
ahaan ahaan ahaan
i'm bored,
plain bored,
i'm bored, i'm bored
sooo flipping bored.

what to do? what to do?
okay lemme search for some jokes, funny onez that is ;)

here goes nothing...

A patient says, "Doctor, last night I made a Freudian slip. I was having dinner with my mother-in-law and wanted to say: 'Could you please pass the butter?' But instead I said: 'You silly cow, you have completely ruined my life.'"

heh lame!

Q: What do UFO's and smart blondes have in common?
A: You keep hearing about them, but never see any.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

All about Ramadan/Ramazan

The word "Ramadan" comes from the Arabic root word 'ramida' or 'ar-ramad' for "parched thirst" and
"sun-baked ground." It is expressive of the hunger and thirst felt by those who spend the month in fasting.
It is by nature a time of sacrifice.

Now the question arises "why do Muslims fast during Ramadan?"
Well the answer is simply because fasting during Ramadan is ordained in The Holy Quran to all muslims by ALLAH subhan-o-taala.

And the references from The Holy Qu'ran are as follows:

Surah-e-Al-BAQARAH (verses 183, 184) :

"O You who have attained to faith! Fasting is ordained for youas it was ordained
for those before you, so that you might remain conscious of God:[fasting] during
a certain number of days. But whoever of you is ill, or on a journey, [shall
fast insted for the same ]number of days; and [in such cases] it is incumbent
uopn those who can afford it to make sacrifice by feeding a needy person.And
whoever does more good than he is bound to do does good unto himself thereby;
for to fast is to do good unto yourself- if you but knew it."

Surah-e-Al-BAQARAH (verse 185) :

"It was the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was was [first] bestowed fromon
high as a guidance unto man and a self-evident proof of that guidance, and asthe
standard by which to discern the true from the false. Hence, whoever of youlives
to see this month shall fast through it; but he that is ill, or on
ajourney,[shall fats instead for the same] number of other days. GOD willsthat
you shall have ease, and does not will you to suffer hardship; but [hedesires]
that you complete the number [of days required], and that you extol GODfor His
having guided you aright, and that you render your thanks [unto Him]."

Word used in Quran:
The word used in The Holy Quran for fasting is Al-Saum. Which means to abstain from food, drink and sexual intercourse from before the break of the dawn until sunset.

It is one of the gates in the paradise through which only those who fast will be allowed to enter.

Reference by sahih-bhukhari:

Narrated Sahl (Volume 7 Book of Al-Saum, Chapter 1188, verse 1778)

The Prophet said, "There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyan, and those who
observe fasts will enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except
them will enter through it. It will be said, 'Where are those who used to
observe fasts?' They will get up, and none except them will enter through it.
After their entry the gate will be closed and nobody will enter through it."
About the timings to observe fast, Allah has mentioned in Surah-e-Al-BAQARAH (verse 187).

" ...and eat and drink until the white thread appears to you, distinct from the
black thread,..."

Narrated 'Adi bin Hatim: (Volume 7 Book of Al-Saum, Chapter 1200, verse 1798)

When the above verses were revealed: 'Until the white thread appears to you,
distinct from the black thread,' I took two (hair) strings, one black and the
other white, and kept them under my pillow and went on looking at them
throughout the night but could not make anything out of it. So, the next morning
I went to Allah's Apostle and told him the whole story. He explained to me,
"That verse means the darkness of the night and the whiteness of the dawn."

Importance/Blessings/Fazeelat to observe fast during Ramadan:
At several places Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) narrated the fazeelat/blessings on those who observe fasts during Ramadan/Ramazan. Some of the hadeeth from Sahee-Bhukhari have been listed below:

Narrated Abu Huraira (Volume 7 Book of Al-Saum, chapter 1186, verse 1776)

Allah's Apostle said, "Fasting is a shield (or a screen or a shelter). So, the
person observing fasting should avoid sexual relation with his wife and should
not behave foolishly and impudently, and if somebody fights with him or abuses
him, he should tell him twice, 'I am fasting." The Prophet added, "By Him in
Whose Hands my soul is, the smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person
is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. (Allah says about the
fasting person), 'He has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The fast
is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the reward of good
deeds is multiplied ten times."

Narrated Abu Huraira: (Volume 7 Book of Al-Saum, Chapter 1189, verse 1781)

Allah's Apostle said, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven
are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained."

Narrated Abu Huraira: (Volume 7 Book of Al-Saum, Chapter 1190, verse 1783)

The Prophet said, "Whoever established prayers on the night of Qadr out of
sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins
will be forgiven; and whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan out of sincere
faith, and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be

Narrated Abu Huraira: (Volume 7 Book of Al-Saum, Chapter 1192, verse 1785)

The Prophet said, "Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions,
Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not
accept his fasting.)"

Shabay-Qadr/Lailatul-Qadr/Lailatul-Mubarika (The blessed night):
About the fazeelat/importance lailatul-Qadr (Qadr means destiny) ALLAH subhan-o-taala has given a whole surah by the name, Suran- Qadr, which is the ninety-seventh (97th) surah of The Holy Quran.

Surah-e-Al-Qadr: (Chapter 97)

"01. We revealed it (the Quran) on the Night Of Power. 02. Would that you knew
what the Night Of Power is like. 03. Better is the Night Of Power than a
thousand months. 04. On that night the Angles and the Sprit descend by their
Lord's permission,with all His Decrees. 05. That Night is Peace, till the Break
of Dawn."

Now the question arisies, what proof that we have that this night of blessings and Fazaail occurs in the Holy month of Ramazan as nothing about in which month it is present has been mentioned in The Holy Quran?

The answer to this question is present in the sahih-hadith of The Holy Prophet (PBUH) some are listed below.

Narrated 'Aisha: Volume 8, Book of Al-Saum, Chapter 1256, Verse 1891)

Allah's Apostle said, "Search for the Night of Qadr in the last ten days of Ramadan."

Narrated Ibn Abbas: (Volume 8 Book of Al-Saum, Chapter 1256, verse 1895)

The Prophet said, "Look for the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadan
,' on the night when nine or seven or five nights remain out of the last ten
nights of Ramadan (i.e. 21, 23, 25, respectively)."

Narrated 'Ubada bin As-Samit: (Volume 8 Book of Al-Saum, Chapter 1256, verse 1897)

The Prophet came out to inform us about the Night of Qadr but two Muslims were
quarreling with each other. So, the Prophet said, "I came out to inform you
about the Night of Qadr but such-and-such persons were quarreling, so the news
about it had been taken away; yet that might be for your own good, so search for
it on the 29th, 27th and 25th (of Ramadan).

It's clear from these hadith that one of the most meritorious aspects of the month of Ramadan is that it contains Laylatul-Qadr(the most blessed night of the year)

Another important feature of the month of Ramadan is Tarawih. It is a special Salah (prayer) consisting of 20 rak'at which is performed immediately after the Isha prayer. It should be noted that it is NOT an obligatory prayer but Sunnah.

As the Holy Prophet (PBUH) exclaimed:

Narrated Abu Huraira: (Volume 8 Book of Al-Saum, Chapter 1253, verse 1884)

I heard Allah's Apostle saying regarding Ramadan, "Whoever prayed at night in it
(the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah,
then all his previous sins will be forgiven."

Narrated Abu Huraira: (Volume 8 Book of Al-Saum, Chapter 1253, verse 1885)

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever prayed at night the whole month of Ramadan out of
sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins
will be forgiven." Ibn Shihab (a sub-narrator) said, "Allah's Apostle died and
the people continued observing that (i.e. Nawafil offered individually, not in
congregation), and it remained as it was during the Caliphate of Abu Bakr and in
the early days of 'Umar's Caliphate." 'Abdur Rahman bin 'Abdul Qari said, "I
went out in the company of 'Umar bin Al-Khattab one night in Ramadan to the
mosque and found the people praying in different groups. A man praying alone or
a man praying with a little group behind him. So, 'Umar said, 'In my opinion I
would better collect these (people) under the leadership of one Qari (Reciter)
(i.e. let them pray in congregation!)'. So, he made up his mind to congregate
them behind Ubai bin Ka'b. Then on another night I went again in his company and
the people were praying behind their reciter. On that, 'Umar remarked, 'What an
excellent Bid'a (i.e. innovation in religion) this is; but the prayer which they
do not perform, but sleep at its time is better than the one they are offering.'
He meant the prayer in the last part of the night. (In those days) people used
to pray in the early part of the night."

It is a unique form of worship in which a person gives up all his activities. abandons his attachments, associations, daily routines and enters the mosque for a specific period.

References from Sahee-bhukhari hadith are:

Narrated Abdullah bin Umar: (Volume 8 Book of Al-Saum, Chapter 1258, verse 1899)

Allah's Apostle used to practise Itikaf in the last ten days of the month of

Narrated 'Aisha: (Volume 8 Book of Al-Saum, Chapter1258 , verse 1900 )

(the wife of the Prophet) The Prophet used to practice Itikaf in the last ten
days of Ramadan till he died and then his wives used to practice Itikaf after

Ramadan offers immense possibility of great spiritual journeys.It is no doubt a very special time for all of us (Muslims), but the feelings and lessons we experience should stay with us throughout the year. In the Qur'an, we are commanded to fast so that we may "become pious". This piety and devotion is especially felt during Ramadan, but we all must strive to make the feelings and attitude stay with us during our "normal" lives. That is the true goal and test of Ramadan.

Please Note: All the references of sahee-hadith in this article have only been taken from the book
Sahee-Bhukhari Shareef by Abu-Abdullah-Muhammad-bin-Ismaeel-Bhukhari.
Published in September 1985.

Wanna know more about the History and origin of the holy Month of Ramadan?

visit the site below.
All About Ramadan/Ramazan

May ALLAH bless us all.

Monday, September 18, 2006

ARY network's transmission blocked

On saturady Sep.16,2006, the police tortured two reporters and a cameraman of two private TV channels and subjected them to humiliation, without any provocation, at the main gate of Minar-e-Pakistan while they were covering a religious convention. The incident led to blocking of ARY Network's transmission after the channel continued to highlight the report despite timely and prompt action by the Punjab government against the policemen.The transmission went off the air at 10 pm on Sunday night in Lahore and other districts of the province.

Police after manhandling the journalists, took them to the police station instead of the hospital where they were detained for two hours and then released upon the intervention of top police officials.
Those who were beaten up by the police included senior journalist Hafiz Wadood Mushtaq, Nazir Awan and cameraman Zahid Azeem.

According to the details, the team arrived at the main gate of the Minar-e-Pakistan to cover the convention organised by a religious party. The media men sought the permission of the police staff for taking their vehicle inside the venue but the police refused and asked them to take their vehicle back. As they were reversing their vehicle, Deputy Superintendent Police Mukhtar Shah and SHO Lohari Gate Younis reached the spot. They got furious at the presence of the journalists there. The DSP asked the police force as to what these persons were doing there and ordered his staff to beat them up. As the policemen were thrashing Nazir Awan and cameraman Zahid Azeem, Wadood Mushtaq intervened and questioned the police about their action. Upon this the police officers, upon the instruction of the DSP, also picked up Mushtaq and gave him a severe beating.

ARY network's include

  1. ARY Digital -Infotainment and Sports
  2. ARY One world-24 hour independent news
  3. The Musik- 24 hour music
  4. QTV-Quran Tv, religious content
  5. Al jazeera urdu
  6. ARY Bangla
  7. The city channel
  8. Fashion TV
  9. DESH
  10. HBO Pakistan

Well all im concerned about is QTv, the Quranic Tv cos of its religious focus and its produces programs related to the islam, revealing the true picture of Islam to the outside world and the only islamic channel throughout the clock.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Give-thanks-to ALLAH

Internet sources of various stripes are saying that the English-Arabic hamd, said to be sung by
Michael Jackson was actually sung by either Zain Bikha or by Yousuf Islam (the former Cat Stevens as the Arabic pronunciation, arabic accent is perfect and their voices are very much the same that it's hard to differentiate etc etc.

Well if you ask me i don't understand what the fuss is about. If it's true that it's actually sung by Mj, then well n good, masha ALLAH as the Arabic accent is simply out of this world and i welcome him to Islam and our brotherhood and may ALLAH bless him with true guidance and peace in his life, if not it still remains a remarable hamd as the lyrics, the arabic pronounceation is amazing.

In the end all i wanna say is that may ALLAH bless who ever sung this beautiful hamd, ameen.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Migraine anyone?

Can you guess what this is?
come on, think harder!
Okay never mind. Now lemme tell you.
This is a representation of a barn seen during an attack, painted by an artist and migraine sufferer. Mind you
Migraine attacks can cause a variety of visual symptoms as well as the notorious stabbing head pain.

Damn it's freaky.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Essential supplications

Little things do matter and supplication is of paramount importance in Islam. It's benefits are immense as are its virtues. It is an act of obedience to Allah. By offering supplications, we are actually carrying out Allah’s command.
Allah says In Surah Ghafir verse 60:

"And your Lord said: Supplicate to Me, I shall answer you."
So, please do take out some time and learn them by heart, cos it won't take much time,
that is for sure.

  • When undertaking a journey:

Subhanalla-thee sakh-khara-lana haatha wa-ma kun-na lahoo muqrineena wa inna ila Rabbina la-mun-qali-boon.

Translation: Glory be to Him (Allah) who has brought this (vehicle) under our control though we were unable to control it. Sure, we are to return to our Lord.

  • Upon awakening:
Alhamdulillah-hillathee ah-yana ba'da ma ama tana wa ilayhi nushoor.

Translation: Many thanks to Allah who gave us life after having given us death and (our) final return (on the Day of Qiyaamah (Judgement)) is to Him.

  • When entering the toilet

Allahumma in-nee a'oothu bika minal khubu-thee wal khabaa ith.

  • When leaving the toilet, recite:

Ghuf-raa naka.

  • After sneezing

Alhamdulillah! (right graphic) / Alhamdu lillahi 'ala kull-lee ha-leen (left graphic).

Translation: Thanks and all praise be to Allah (or) Thanks and all praise be to Allah under all conditions.

  • Reply to someone who sneezes:

Yar Hamoo kall Lah.

Translation: May Allah have mercy on you.

  • Before a meal:

Bismillahi wa 'ala baraka-tillah.

Translation: With Allah's name and uon the blessings granted by Allah (do we eat).

  • After having a meal

Alham do lillah hilla-thee At Amana wa saquana waja 'alana minal Muslimeen.

Translation: All praise is due to Allah who gave us food and drink and who made us Muslims.

  • After wudhu

Allahummaj 'al-ni minat-tow-wa beena waj-alni minal muta-tah-hireen.

Translation: I testify that there is no deity except Allah; He is One and has no partner. And I testify that Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is His servant and apostle.

Extracted from Al Hisnul Hasin by Allamah Muhammed Al-Jazri (RA)

English rendering by Maulana Muhammad Rafeeq Hathurani.