Tuesday, November 17, 2009


s-salaamu 'alaykum,
We pray this reaches you in the best of Imaan (faith) and health.
Just a friendly reminder....
As the sunset, we welcomed the last and final month of the Hijri year 1430. Many have embarked on a spiritually uplifting journey to fulfill an obligation (if one has the means to do so) and one of the five pillars of Islam, Hajj (pilgrimage). Our prayers are with them and we pray Allah (swt) accepts their worship and efforts and that He (swt) Grants them a safe journey and return.
This month and its many blessings are not secluded to those able to perform Hajj, but a Mercy from Allah (swt) for all of mankind. For us these days are days to repent and do good deeds and strive for the Pleasure of Allah (swt). Also, not to forget the 9th of Dhul Hijjah also known as the day of Arafaat. It is reccomended and a Sunnah of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him) that one fast on this day for it is a means for the expiation of one's sins for two years.
Fasting the Day of Arafaat:
"There is no day on which Allah frees people from the Fire as He does no the day of ‘Arafah. He comes close (to those standing on ‘Arafah) and then revels before His angels, saying: "What are these people seeking?" [Muslim]

Abu Qatadah reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Fasting on the day of 'Arafah is an expiation for two years, the year preceding it and the year following it. Fasting the day of 'Ashura is an expiation for the year preceding it." [This is related by "the group," except for al-Bukhari and at-Tirmidhi]
The 10 Virtuous Day of Dhul Hijjah
Ibn 'Abbas reports that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these days [meaning the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah]." The companions asked, "O Messenger of Allah, not even jihad in the way of Allah?" He said, "Not even jihad, except for the man who puts his life and wealth in danger [for Allah's sake] and returns with neither of them." [This is related by the group except Muslim and an-Nasa'i]
Ahmad and at-Tabarani record from Ibn 'Umar that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "There is no day more honorable in Allah's sight and no acts more beloved therein to Allah than those in these ten days. So say tahlil (There is no deity worthy of worship but Allah: La ilaha ill Allah), takbir (Allah is the greatest: Allahu Akbar) and tahmid (All praise is due to Allah: alhumdulillah) a lot [on those days]." [Reported by Ahmad, 7/224; Ahmad Shakir stated it is Sahih]
Abu Hurairah relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "There are no days more loved to Allah for you to worship Him therein than the ten days of Dhul Hijjah. Fasting any day during it is equivalent to fasting one year and to offer salatul tahajjud (late-night prayer) during one of its nights is like performing the late night prayer on the night of power. [i.e., Lailatul Qadr]." [This is related by at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and al-Baihaqi]
Jazakumullahu Khayrun
We pray Allah (swt) Grants us the ability to make the most of these blessed days and keep those good deeds as a way of life after the passing of this month. Aameen
wa as-salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I'm back!

Assalamu`Alakyam!! I'm back!! I don't know how frequently I'll be writing on this but inshAllah more often that I have been. I brought back the "comment" button :). That's it for now! Take care!