Archive for August 2007

The Pressure to Succeed

The Pressure to Succeed

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well it’s that time of the year again…
The time of tears, the time of joy, the time of pain – the time of running around like a manic depressive, pulling your hair out at the same time and screaming at every person that asks you…
“So did you pass?”
I am of course [...]

Last Minute Revision!

Last Minute Revision!

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Like many people, having started my new job I have been sent on a number of training courses, many of which I already know (or suppose to know!!!), but as we all say training course is what? – time off work so hey, no-one says no!!!!
Whilst on the course I was [...]

Chocolates, Cakes and the Purpose of Life…

Chocolates, Cakes and the Purpose of Life...

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
My daughter is coming to that wonderful age where she is full of question; difficult questions…
Dad… “Why do we blink?” “how do birds fly?” “why is the sky blue?”. Some times it gets trickier: Her mum is 4 months pregnant; my daughter points to mummy’s belly and enquires “what’s in there?”, [...]

Waiting for Ramadhaan…

Waiting for Ramadhaan...

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well, as the month of Shabaan is waning and Allah is speeding us towards the long awaited month of Ramadhaan (insha-Allah – with the Will of Allah), I came across this beautiful Hadith (Tradition) of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) which I think sums up the spirit of the great month [...]

Salaat-ut-Tasbeeh

Salaat-ut-Tasbeeh

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
The prayer of Salaat-ut-Tasbeeh is a very special prayer.
It is so special that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) recommended that a person should try to pray it every day. And if not every day then every week, and if not every week then every month. And if not every [...]

The 15th night of Shabaan – Shab-E-Barat

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The month of Shabaan was referred to by our Prophet (S.A.W) as being “my month”. During this month Prophet P.B.U.H used to fast more than in any month besides the month of Ramadhan.
The 15th night of Shabaan is known as Laylatul-Baraat. In significance, this night comes next after Laylatul-Qadr (27th [...]

Fresh Gossip!

Fresh Gossip!

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Q: You keep on saying that Islam is a way of life, so what does it say on the issue of backbiting, or to use the more modern phrase, gossip?
A: Good question. In Islam, backbiting or gossip is Haram (forbidden), and if a Muslim commits any act which is Haram then [...]

The Tale of the Clumsy Cicadas

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well people, this is a first for us.
A first in the sense that this is the first time we have embedded a video into the post for our wonderful readers to ogle!
The video shows the extraordinary emergence of insects called cicadas every 17 years! It shows an amazing system – a [...]

The Man Who Gave Orphans Their Rights

The Man Who Gave Orphans Their Rights

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
To have parents is a Ne’mah (blessing) from Allah which is priceless.
Just think of all the things your parents have done for you, are doing for you, and what they will continue to do for you.
The love that parents show their children is something which cannot be competently described in words. [...]

Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Don't Sell Yourself Short

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Marketing.
It’s one of the ‘buzzwords’ of the modern era. It could be said to be a description of the way how things (usually a product) are advertised, promoted and sold. And it is big business.
Indeed, looking at it from a common sense perspective, if something was not brought to [...]