Daily Archives: July 4, 2013

Stay hydrated in Ramadan Connect your water with your prayer


Wake and Prepare for Sahoor
• Drink 8-10 oz. of Water


Iftar – Break Fast
• Drink 8-10 oz. of Water

Pray Magrib and Eat Dinner
• Drink 8-10 oz. of Water

Pray Isha
• Drink 8-10 oz. of Water

Make Sunnah Salat and prepare for Tawarih
• Drink 8-10 oz. of Water

Pray 1st part of Tawarih and during the break
• Drink 8-10 oz. of Water

Break between Tawarih Rakats
• Drink 8-10 oz. of Water

Before going to Bed
• Drink 8-10 oz. of Water


turn not your face away from men with pride…


“And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allâh likes not any arrogant boaster
“And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the braying of the ass.”

… – Surah Luqman 31:18-19

Control your tongue- Hadith

Sahl ibn Sa’ad (RA) – reported that the Messenger of Allah(PBUH) said, “Whoever guards what is between his jaws(tongue) and legs(chastity). I shall guarantee him paradise.” –

Saheeh al-Bukhari (8/481)

Worshiper of Dunya or Allah??

Many of us seem to spend an incredible amount of time and energy chasing the dream job. Afterall, a bigger paycheck often translates
into a better car, a bigger house and a higher worldly social status.But we are warned about this in The Qur’an:

… “Rivalry in worldly increase distracts you (from the remembrance of Allah), till you come to the graves” (102: 1-2).

“Your wealth and your children are but a trial, and Allah has with Him a great reward.” (64:15).

Ever think of the results of all of your worldy efforts? Read the rest of this entry

choosing the right friends and companions

The task of choosing the right friends and companions is essential to preserving our identity. Befriending righteous and virtuous muslims is one of the prerequisites for staying on the Straight Path and pleasing Allah (swt). Islam has given us a road map to navigate through our lives in order to succeed both in Dunya and Akhirah. We must always abide by the hukm sharai’ in all aspects of our lives… and choosing the right friends is no exception. Read the rest of this entry

My dear Sister and brother take a stand, don’t crack under peer pressure

“Want to have a drinking party tonight?” Your reply, ‘No, I am a Muslim I don’t drink.” Your friends say “Oh, come on! Why are you so boring? Its just one night and its going to be fun”

Confronted with a choice, you may stand up to this pressure or let the dark cloud of ignorance overpower you. We often find ourselves in situations like this, where standing out seems ridiculous.

It’s natural fo…r people to want to be liked and accepted by the people that matter to them. Yet in the end, remember that each one of us is individually responsible for the successes and failures in this life, and when your peers pressure you to do or accept something that’s not right and goes against your values, you should stay firm and stand up to the pressure.

“And be patient over what they say and avoid them with gracious avoidance.” [Qur’an: Chapter 73, Verse 10]

“Take what is given freely, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the ignorant.” [Qur’an: Chapter 7, Verse: 199]

The merits of Isha & Fajr prayer – Hadith


Aishah(RA) reports that Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) said: “The two (sunnah) rakahs of Fajr are better than this world and all it contains.”

[Sahih Muslim, Tirmidhi]

Some Easy Actions For Which Rewards Are Multiplied


– Preserving the ties of kinship:
” Whoever wishes that his provision be increased and his age lengthened, let him maintain the ties of kinship.” [al-Bukhari and Muslim]

… – Performing voluntary prayers at home.
“Superiority of a man’s prayer in his home over his prayer when people see him is like the superiority of an obligatory prayer over a voluntary one.” [al-Bayhaqi, classed as Saheeh by al-Albani]
“The most superior prayer of a person is in his home, except for obligatory prayers.” [al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Read the rest of this entry

”Count your blessings”


A Thought-Provoking short Story  -”Count your blessings”

An-Nu’maan ibn Al-Basheer said: “He who does not thank Allaah for small favors will not thank Him for great ones; and he who does not express gratitude to people (for doing him favors) will not express gratitude towards Allaah. Appreciating and mentioning the favor bestowed upon one from Allaah is gratitude, and not doing so expresses ingratitude.” [Ahmad]

It was once told that a King ordered that 10 dogs be made hungry so that he could throw to them any minister that made a mistake so that they would eat him. One day a minister gave a wrong opinion and it didn’t please the King at all so he ordered he be thrown to the dogs to make an example of him.

Then the minister said to him: “I have served you for 10 years and you do this to me!? Please just give me 10 more days before you implement this judgement.”

So the king replied: “You may have that.”

The minister went to the dog guard and said to him: “I just want to serve the dogs for ten days.” The dog guard accepted but was confused about this offer. So the minister began taking care of the dogs, he fed them and washed them and provided for them all means of comfort. Read the rest of this entry

A warning every Muslim must pay heed to nowadays