Sunday, 30 June 2013

:: Convoy to Kashmir ::

A convoy of vehicles from Bradford will head 5,000 miles to Kashmir later this year in a show of solidarity to the people of the war-torn region. 

The convoy was officially started at a public meeting held at the Pakistani Cultural Centre at White Abbey Road with the donation of its first vehicle, a former ambulance. 

It is hoped another 59 vehicles will join them by the time they set off from Bradford on September 29, picking up more en route with up to 200 finally crossing the Channel on the first leg.

Respect leader and Bradford West MP George Galloway will be joining them and hopes to be with it for the whole duration – which could be up to three weeks. 

To find out more, do visit Convoy to Kashmir

Saturday, 29 June 2013

:: Haji Omar Lim Yew Hock ::

"A controversial yet significant figure in the political history of modern Singapore, Lim Yew Hock (1914-1984) was the second Chief Minister of Singapore, succeeding David Saul Marshall (1908-1995) in 1956. 


In 1968, Lim Yew Hock retired from Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and moved to Malacca. In his later years, he embraced Islam and changed his name to Haji Omar Lim Yew Hock. Settling at Jeddah of Saudi Arabia, he became a special assistant to the president of the World Islamic Development Bank.

In 30th November 1984, Lim Yew Hock died in his home at age 70, bringing to the end of an eventful, controversial and, in some way, mysterious life. He was buried in Mecca."

Taken from

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

:: 神算 The young Psychic ::

:: Usage of '(oo)' parts ::

Assalam Alaikum, 

In this video, a researcher has found out that all parts of the piggie are used as raw materials in manufacturing the daily products which we used. 

Do you think it affects us a muslim to use these products from piggie? 

It is mentioned in 4 times (2:173, 5:3, 6:145 and 16:115) in the english translation of the Qur'an that flesh of piggie is forbidden, unless in special circumstances... 

O Believers, if you are true worshippers of Allah alone, eat without hesitation of the good and clean things wherewith We have provided you and be grateful to Allah.170 Allah has only forbidden you to eat what dies of itself, and blood and swine flesh and what has been consecrated to any other name than of Allah.171 But one will incur no sin if, forced by absolute necessity, he eats of any of these forbidden things, provided he has no intention of transgressing the law and does not take more than what is absolutely indispensable: for Allah is very Forgiving and very Merciful.
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #172-173) 

How about other parts of the piggie which are not for consumption? 

What is your view? 

Khadijah C.

:: Ready for Taraweeh? ::

:: SG July13 Mass Musollah Clean up ::

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

:: Purpose of difficulties ::

Assalam Alaikum, 

Being a creation, we do sometimes face difficulties~ 

What are our thoughts on the difficulties in life? 

Do we think that we have done something bad to deserve such 'difficulties' to be punished? 

A good reminder by Mufti Ismail Menk on why difficulties are actually a blessing in disguise~ 


Khadijah C. 

Saturday, 15 June 2013

:: Business in Masjid? ::

Assalam Alaikum, 

An interesting post (real traditional post on masjid door!) by a sister providing her service to teach quranic arabic~ 

And see what's the reply? 

I wonder, based on that hadith, what has learning arabic / quranic arabic keeps one away from remembrance of Allah swt... hmMmm... 

Btw, the hadith I have found is this...

Buying and selling in the mosque is disliked. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “If you see someone engaged in buying or selling in the mosque, then tell him: “May Allah not bless your business”
[Sunan al-Tirmidhî (2,322) and
Sunan Ibn Majah (6,749)] 

Khadijah C. 

Friday, 14 June 2013

:: Being successful ::

:: Life of this world is but... ::

Know that the life of the world is only play, and idle talk, and pageantry, and boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children;
as the likeness of vegetation after rain, whereof the growth is pleasing to the husbandman, but afterward it drieth up and thou seest it turning yellow, then it becometh straw.
And in the Hereafter there is grievous punishment, and (also) forgiveness from Allah and His good pleasure, whereas the life of the world is but matter of illusion.
( سورة الحديد , Al-Hadid, Chapter #57, Verse #20)

Saturday, 8 June 2013

:: Love! Really? ::

Assalam Alaikum,

Sheikh Yassir Fazaga explains well on the topic of heartbroken, road to recovery and the ultimate question to test for true love!

"If you truely love, then commit...  If you do not commit, then your claim of love is not real..." ~Sh. Yassir Fazaga @ 22:08

Khadijah C.

:: The heart ::

Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. 

So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. 

And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it. 

(O people!) Beware! 

Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. 


There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart

(Sahih Bukhari Book #2, Hadith #49) 

Friday, 7 June 2013

:: Best men to walk on Earth ::

:: SG 9June13 Arabic-Chinese Calligraphy ::

:: Life as Chinese Muslim convert ::

The story of Muhd Noor Woon Abdullah, 48, is the owner of Nur Ikhsan Trading, a one-stop bicycle shop in Taman Perling. 

Read more: Life as a Chinese Muslim convert - Johor - New Straits Times

How is life like for a Chinese Muslim family living in Johor? 

Do we feel marginalised as we belong to a minority community? 

Who are more willing to be our friends, the Malays or Chinese? 

These are questions that people like to ask me when they first learn that I am a Chinese Muslim. They also assumed that my wife is a Malay. 

Well, let me start my story by saying that Allah Almighty has given my family and I a fair share of friends who are Malays as well as Chinese. My parents and siblings did not treat me differently after I chose to convert. 

And my wife is a Chinese, like myself...

Thursday, 6 June 2013

:: Visiting graves ::

Assalam Alaikum, 

Many times, الله سبحانه و تعالى, sent us people to answer our duas and sometimes, الله سبحانه و تعالى, sent us people to show us how insignificant our complains are~

Just as millions of thoughts were going through my mind, الله سبحانه و تعالى, gave me opportunities to know challenges of other sisters, who in comparison, makes my challenges and tests very insignificant~

Allahu Akbar!

There is this sister who lost her daughter when her daughter was 6 months old... Husband was denied entry to the country to see the sick daughter when she was alive, so the wife had to go to court to fight for her case...

Another sister who had her husband being taken by her friend and was denied the chance to take care of her one year old daughter~ Had to bring her 2 young sons half a globe away to seek for another opportunity to survive~ Not once that she faced betrayal, but 4 times... 

And a few other sisters who are facing challenges~

A whole afternoon was spent in park listening to stories and encouraging each other to have patience~

By the grace of Allah swt, we passed by the cemetery which the sister's 6 months old daughter is buried~ We decided to pay a visit~


Allah swt has an amazing way to remind us of how temporary this world is~ We passed by graves which are there since 1880s... The people in the grave stay longer in ground than we are on earth~

At the end of the day, when I reflect back on the incidents in the day, I realised Allah swt is giving me a concluding statement for all the dua I made and all the whinning and complaining...

Life on this earth is temporary and the chasing of good things in this world will divert me from something more serious... I have all that I ask for~ 

Be thankful, Khadijah~

Have patience~

Life on this earth will soon pass~

Do good and prepare for the long long stay in ground and for the long long long wait on the Day of Judegement~


May Allah swt keeps us all on the straight path and not let the glitter of this duniya distract us from the important responsibilities~ Ameen!     
The mutual rivalry for piling up (the good things of this world) diverts you (from the more serious things),
Until ye visit the graves.
But nay, ye soon shall know (the reality).
Again, ye soon shall know!
Nay, were ye to know with certainty of mind, (ye would beware!)
Ye shall certainly see Hell-Fire!
Again, ye shall see it with certainty of sight!
Then, shall ye be questioned that Day about the joy (ye indulged in!).
( سورة التكاثر , At-Takathur, Chapter #102, Verse #2)
Khadijah C.