Friday, 28 May 2010

:: Alhamdulliah! It's said! ::

Assalam Alaikum,

I've said it out! Alhamdulliah!!! For the courage and wisdom to go through the ordeal...

Just indeed, it was not easy to break such news... Family got upset but just have patience... Things will be better after the storm! =)

Alhamdulliah! I'm still at home, not threatened or chased out of the house... Alhamdulliah! Alhamdulliah!  =D

O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife [Hawwa (Eve)], and from them both He created many men and women; and fear allah through Whom you demand (your mutual rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship) . Surely, allah is Ever an All-Watcher over you.
( سورة النساء , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #1)

Endure endure endure... This is a good step to take, slowly slow... I'll be weathered through all difficulties to be another Mother Khadijah! =)

May Allah(SWT) gives me patience and strength to go through this stage... Ameen~

Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in allah and the Last Day and does righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #62)

It is only Shaitan (Satan) that suggests to you the fear of his Auliya' [supporters and friends (polytheists, disbelievers in the Oneness of allah and in His Messenger, Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم)]; so fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers.
( سورة آل عمران , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #175)

Thursday, 27 May 2010

:: Blessed with Iron ::


We sent aforetime our apostles with Clear Signs and sent down with them the Book and the Balance (of Right and Wrong), that men may stand forth in justice; and We sent down iron, in which is (material for) mighty war, as well as many benefits for mankind, that Allah may test who it is that will help, Unseen, Him and His apostles: For Allah is Full of Strength, Exalted in Might (and able to enforce His Will).
( سورة الحديد , Al-Hadid, Chapter #57, Verse #25)

And say: "truth has (now) arrived, and falsehood perished: for falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish."
( سورة الإسراء , Al-Isra, Chapter #17, Verse #81)
 
October 19, 2009 — Geologists point to outer space as source of the Earth’s mineral riches
October 19, 2009
By Sean Bettam

According to a new study by geologists at the University of Toronto and the University of Maryland, the wealth of some minerals that lie in the rock beneath the Earth’s surface may be extraterrestrial in origin.

"The extreme temperature at which the Earth’s core formed more than four billion years ago would have completely stripped any precious metals from the rocky crust and deposited them in the core," says James Brenan of the Department of Geology at the University of Toronto and co-author of the study published in Nature Geoscience on October 18.

"So, the next question is why are there detectable, even mineable, concentrations of precious metals such as platinum and rhodium in the rock portion of the Earth today? Our results indicate that they could not have ended up there by any known internal process, and instead must have been added back, likely by a ‘rain’ of extraterrestrial debris, such as comets and meteorites."

Geologists have long speculated that four and a half billion years ago, the Earth was a cold mass of rock mixed with iron metal which was melted by the heat generated from the impact of massive planet-sized objects, allowing the iron to separate from the rock and form the Earth’s core. Brenan and colleague William McDonough of the University of Maryland recreated the extreme pressure and temperature of this process, subjecting a similar mixture to temperatures above 2,000 degrees Celsius, and measured the composition of the resulting rock and iron.

Because the rock became void of the metal in the process, the scientists speculate that the same would have occurred when the Earth was formed, and that some sort of external source — such as a rain of extraterrestrial material — contributed to the presence of some precious metals in Earth’s outer rocky portion today.

"The notion of extraterrestrial rain my also explain another mystery, which is how the rock portion of the Earth came to have hydrogen, carbon and phosphorous — the essential components for life, which were likely lost during Earth’s violent beginning."

Thursday, 20 May 2010

:: Religion is knowledge, Knowledge is power ::

Assalam Alaikum,

A friend showed this video to me and thought it was interesting to share... Something new to me as it never came across my mind to bring religion back to education syllabus... Well, considering that I'm living in a multi-racial country...

Anyway...

This is a New Moment New Ideas Company TV commercial for the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Ministry of Education and Science. Social campaign (series of commercials) aimed at promoting education.

Headline of commercial: Religion is knowledge, too. Bringing religion back to school. Headline of campaign: Knowledge is power.


W'salam,
Khadijah C.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

:: Before it's too late... ::


:: Dutiful to your parents ::

Assalam Alaikum,

This is really a touching story about how individual could forget how they were treated by parents when they were young...

I guess the story here for parents is to keep a journal for their children so that they would know the process of their growing up... A lot of our parents don't keep such journals nor do most of them tell us about what they had done for us...

Well, they assume that we know... And sadly, majority of us will only know when we are parents ourselves... By then, years have gone by... For unfortunate cases, some don't even get the chance to do good to their parents before they passed on...

Alhamdulliah, keeping a journal has been part of me~ hee~

It's just a gift for myself and people around me that one day when I'm old, I've these sweet memories to keep me occupied... =D


W'salam,
Khadijah C.


And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.
( سورة الإسراء , Al-Isra, Chapter #17, Verse #23)

Saturday, 15 May 2010

:: No excuse for not praying 'cause of exam ::

:: Whisperings to commit small sins, then major sins ::

Assalam Alaikum,

This story was shared by my friend and thought it would serve as a reminder for all... Just got to be careful! Shaytan loves to pry on our good qualities to make us be on the wrong path... 

This is the story of Barseesa, the worshipper, who was mislead by Shaytaan step-by-step... this is one of the many techniques of Shaytaan- his whisperings and getting a person to first commit small sins which lead to the major sins.


W'salam,
Khadijah C.


Saturday, 8 May 2010

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

:: Nature unfolding itself ::

Assalam Alaikum,

Subhanallah!!! Far far away from 'concrete forest' has allowed me to observe how Allah, Subhana wa ta'ala, has made nature unfold its beauty! PrRreeEetyYyy~

"Truly, it has been revealed to us that the torment will be for him who denies [believes not in the Oneness of Allah, and in His Messengers.], and turns away (from the truth and obedience of Allah)."

Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: "Who then, O Musa (Moses), is the Lord of you two?"

[Musa (Moses)] said: "Our Lord is He Who gave to each thing its form and nature, then guided it aright."

( سورة طه , Taha, Chapter #20, Verse #48-50)





W'salam,
Khadijah C.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

:: There's relief after difficulties ::

Have We not expanded thee thy breast?-
And removed from thee thy burden
The which did gall thy back?-
And raised high the esteem (in which) thou (art held)?
So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief:
Verily, with every difficulty there is relief.
Therefore, when thou art free (from thine immediate task), still labour hard,
And to thy Lord turn (all) thy attention.
(  سورة الشرح  , Al-Inshirah, Chapter #94)



Monday, 3 May 2010

:: Can non-Muslim touch the Qur'an ::

Assalam Alaikum,

There are misconceptions that the Qur'an should not be held by non-Muslim... Because of this verse...

That this is indeed a qur'an Most Honourable,
In Book well-guarded,
Which none shall touch but those who are clean:
( سورة الواقعة , Al-Waqia, Chapter #56, Verse #77-79)

I came upon an explanation from Dr. Zakir Naik in his speech, explaining the issue~ He was explaining the meaning of the word 'touch' and 'clean' in this context...

He said that 'touch' does not mean physical touch, it means no one can understand the Qu'ran except those who are 'clean'. This cleanliness does not mean body cleanliness but cleanliness of the heart, soul and mind. And he continued saying that Qur'an can and should be given to non-Muslim so that the truth could be delivered to him/her~

Alhamdulliah for having internet and making infomation soOooo easily available~

W'salam,
Khadijah C.




:: Muslim boy praying ::

Assalam Alaikum,

I'm not sure if this is ethical to share the video but I just couldn't control the joy of seeing such scene of children praying at young age! Masha'Allah~

W'salam,
Khadijah C.


:: Easiest Way To Get Into Paradise ::

Assalam Alaikum,

This video makes me laugh! hehehe~
Just remind me how pure and raw children can be!

W'salam,
Khadijah C.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

:: Halal Entertainment ::

Assalam Alaikum,

Who says Islam is all about praying and fasting? =P Islam is the way of life~ Even Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) has fun too! =)

W'salam,
Khadijah C.

:: Hussain Yee's experience ::

Assalam Alaikum,

There was once I felt soOoo down and overwhelmed by uncertainties that I asked one of my friends if my choice is right...

My friend told me something which woke me up... What is so difficult with my choice when I can freely practise my deen in my own country? There are soOoo many Muslims who cannot even read the Qur'an openly, nor have a Qur'an at home...

Alhamdulliah!!! I'm born in this age where there's more freedom...

I should be strong like Sheikh Hussain Yee!!! If he can go through all difficulties, I can do it too! Just gotta fight it through! 

Here I come!!! Bring it on! hehehehe~ =D


W'salam,
Khadijah C.



:: Halal Food ::

Assalam Alaikum,

I was clearing my email and I saw this~ Just sharing with everyone~ =)


W'salam,
Khadijah C.


WHY IS PORK FORBIDDEN IN ISLAM and Other religions?

Bob: Tell me why is it that a Muslim is very particular about the words Halaal and Haraam; what do they mean?

Yunus: That which is permissible is termed Halaal and that which is not permissible is termed Haraam and it is the Quran which draws the distinction between the two.

Bob: Can you give me an example?

Yunus: Yes, Islam has prohibited blood of any type. You will agree that a chemical analysis of blood shows that it contains an abundance of uric acid, a chemical substance that can be injurious to human health.

Bob: You're right about the toxic nature of uric acid, in the human fact we are told that 98% of the body's uric acid is extracted from the blood by the kidneys and removed through urination.


Yunus:
Now I think that you'll appreciate the special prescribed method of animal slaughter in Islam.

Bob: What do you mean?

Yunus: You see, the wielder of the knife, whilst taking the name of the 'Almighty', makes an incision through the jugular veins, leaving all other veins and organs intact.

Bob: I see, this causes the death of the animal by a total loss of blood from the body, rather than an injury to any vital organ.

Yunus: Yes, were the organs, example the heart, the liver, or the brain crippled or damaged, the animal could die immediately and its blood would congeal in its veins and would eventually permeate the flesh. This implies that the animal flesh would be permeated and contaminated with uric acid and therefore very poisonous; only today did our dietitians realize such a thing.

Bob: Again, while on the topic of food; Why do Muslims condemn the eating of pork or ham or any foods related to pigs or swine.

Yunus: Actually, apart from the Quran prohibiting the consumption of pork, bacon (pig flesh); in fact the Bible too in Leviticus chapter 11, Verse 8, regarding swine it says, "of their flesh (of the swine another name for pig) shall you not eat, and of their carcass you shall not touch; they are unclean to you." Further, did you know that a pig couldn't be slaughtered at the neck for it does not have a neck; that is according to its natural anatomy. A Muslim reasons that if the pig was to be slaughtered and fit for human consumption the Creator would have provided it with a neck. Nonetheless, all that aside, I am sure you are well informed about the harmful effects of the consumption of pork, in any form, be it pork chops, ham, bacon.

Bob: The medical science finds that there is a risk for various diseases as the pig is found to be a host for many parasites and potential diseases.

Yunus: Yes, even apart from that, as we talked about uric acid content in the blood, it is important to note that the pig's biochemistry excretes only 2% of its total uric acid content, the remaining 98% remains as an integral part of the body.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

:: Marry for the wrong reason ::

Assalam Alaikum,

I was just pondering about this hadith...
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "A woman is married for four things, i.e., her wealth, her family status, her beauty and her religion. So you should marry the religious woman (otherwise) you will be a losers. (Book #62, Hadith #27)
In the perspective of a woman, how would you feel if you are chosen because of your wealth / family status / beauty? Instead of you being pious? 

For me, I would feel very much hurt that the man did not choose me for the right reason... What would happen if I become poorer, my family status hit rock bottom or I get disfigured? Will that man still take care of me? hmMmmm...

So, should this be a man to be married to? hmMmm... Would love to hear some contributions! =)


W'salam,
Khadijah C.

:: Reality of pork in Christianity ::

Assalam Alaikum,

Why Muslims are soOoo persistent in not eating pork? Cause we have soOooo much evidences from Allah (SWT) that whatever revealed is true~ And if Pork is haram, it is indeed harmful~ 

I took this video from an online Christian magazine~ The video is done for Christians by Christians... So, if pork is haram for Christians, then why some are still eating them, knowing that it was written it as haram for them too? hmMmmm... Okay, just no comments on others... I'm glad that I've got my facts and my guidance~ Subhan'Allah!!! YAy! =)

Now, just wait for scientists to reveal the whole long long list of diseases to prove that pork is indeed harmful, Insha'Allah~ Just gotta praying hard that not much lives will be lost to make people wake up to realise the truth~


W'salam,
Khadijah C.