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Been away for a while! January 26, 2013

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Dear all,

I don’t know what made me start blogging again. Yesterday I created my new recipe blog: http://www.travelsizedbites.wordpress.com. Then today I thought, ‘woah, it’s been so long since I checked up on my first child, MankindMessage.’ I’m sorry I neglected this blog. But no more. I am back! This time with a lot more to write about. I’m thinking of expanding the scope of my blog from not only Islamic content but discussing social issues and other interesting things I’ve read on the interwebs. 

Here’s to a successful blogging year – or month – err or make that week. 

 

Give a little of yourself June 4, 2009

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What is charity?

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Every act of goodness is charity.” – Sahih Muslim

The importance of charity

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” – Al-Tirmidhi

The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said: “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” – Al-Tirmidhi

Smiling is charity

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Charity is prescribed for each descendant of Adam every day the sun rises.” He was then asked: “From what do we give charity every day?” The Prophet answered: “The doors of goodness are many…enjoining good, forbidding evil, removing harm from the road, listening to the deaf, leading the blind, guiding one to the object of his need, hurrying with the strength of one’s legs to one in sorrow who is asking for help, and supporting the feeble with the strength of one’s arms–all of these are charity prescribed for you.” He also said: “Your smile for your brother is charity.” – Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 98



Hadith of the Day January 23, 2009

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Mua’wiya RA reported: The Messenger of Allah said, “When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of deen.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Autumn, teaching, and more… October 19, 2008

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Asalaam O Alaykum!

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while now, I’ve been super busy with school and an online English course I’ve taken, Alhumdullilah Ala’ Quli Haal (All praises are upon Allah in every state) .

So my favorite season is here! I love Autumn with all the crisp colors and the transition from greenery to fiery reds and oranges. SubhanAllah, it’s just amazing! Looking out the window I’m baffled by all the wonderful sights and sounds and I know this is only due to Allah (SWT)’s power and will.

The changing of seasons reminds me of our own life cycle; in spring the flowers bloom, in life a being comes into existence. As summer comes close, the person has reached the early stages of their life, living their youth to the best of their ability. Slowly as Autumn rolls in, the person starts showing signs of aging and less agility. Life is winding down and finally when the trees have shed their leaves and all signs of life are gone the person expires, b’ithnillah (with the permission of Allah). Sometimes a person does not even get to see all the seasons, a person can die in their early twenties or live to see a hundred, Allah knows best.

Weekend class

The reason why my blogging will be slow is due to the fact that I am an assistant teacher at Manar Al Islam classes for youth, which is held at Al Huda over the weekends. Yesterday was my first day with another sister teaching 8-9 year old boys. Might I add, they’re a quite a load to handle but Alhumdullilah very fun to teach!:) We covered the basics, talking about Allah and His attributes and group discussions, many of the kids were participating and had very good answers prepared.

With the Taleem Al Quran finishing in two months or so things are becoming very busy, which is why I will try to frequently update my blog but if I’m missing for a week or so, I’m likely studying for tests or doing poem critiques.

Speaking of poems, here’s a Haiku I would like to share which is quite deep:

drizzling…

tapping a large rice bowl

deaf-mute beggar

-Kobayashi Issa