Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Truly a blessing from Allaah - Zamzam well

The Well of Zamzam (or the Zamzam Well, or just Zamzam; Arabic: �) is a well located within the Masjid al Haram in Mecca, 20 meters east of the Kaaba,[1] the holiest place in Islam. It was a miraculously- generated source of water from angel Jibril (Gabriel), which began thousands of years ago when Ibraham's infant son was thirsty. Millions of pilgrims visit the well each year while performing the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimages, in order to drink its water. By Saudi law, the water cannot be sold outside of the kingdom, but because of strong demand there is a thriving market in fake Zamzam water in other countries.

Zam Zam is 18X14 ft & 18 meter deep water well.
It started 4000 yrs ago.
Never dried since then.
Never changed the taste, no Algea or plant growth in the pond, thus no disease caused.

It was tested by European Laboratories & declared fit for drinking.

This small pond provides water to millions of people through heavy motors pulling 8000 lit: per second and after 24 hours in only 11 mins completes its level. Thus its water level never decreases


Friday, 20 March 2009

good news from Yemen - Dammaj‏

The following is a forwarded email from Mohamed Elmi, a brother residing in Dammaj, Yemen.

Sheikh Yahya introduction to the letter from Sheikh Saleem Hilalee

He says:"Since the fitnah of Abul Hassan al Ma'rabee up until now we haven't heard anything from Sheikh Saleem Hilalee. However, we have always considered the position of Shiekh Saleem al Hilalee to be closer than that of Ali Hassan Al Halabi, today a letter has arrived consisting of good news (from Shiekh Saleem al Hilalee) showing his position is different from that which Ali Hassan Al Halabi is upon. We have decided to read this letter to give the people glad tidings, for verily we are pleased with the firmness and saddened by the instability of a salafee wherever he may be especially when the individual is a da'ee (caller to Allah), author and from the people of knowledge.

"The letter:

In the name of Allah Most Merciful, the Most Gracious

All praise is due to Allah alone may He preserve and exalt the mention of His slave (Muhammad) as well as his kinsfolk and his companions.

From: Saleem bin Eid Al-Hilaalee

To: His brother in Islam Sheikh Yahya Al-Hajooree

May Allah grant him along with his brothers the mashaykh (scholars) of the Salafee dawah in the fortunate land of Yemen success in the obtainment of all goodness and preserve them from all evil.

I hope that you, your family, your brothers the mashaykh and your students are in the best of health and well being in that which relates to the matters of the Dunya(this life) and the Aakhira(hereafter).

My prestigious brother, verily keeping ties between us is from the most significant of ways which will aid in the manifestation of many matters. These matters being the likes of which, disorder may occur in the manner they are transmitted or confusion in their reports or individuals who have personal interests may use to distort (the truth).

It has therefore; become clear to me that Allah has made keeping ties with my brothers as well as the scholars a strengthening force for me. Perhaps you recall when I sent a letter to Sheikh Muqbil seeking his council in the establishment of the Sheikh Albani centre, may Allah have mercy upon him. May Allah also reward you with goodness for conveying the Sheikh's response to me when we met in Great Britain.

My beloved brother may Allah strengthen you with His obedience and aid you with the Sunnah. By the praise and prosperity of Allah, I have not ceased and will not cease to love, call to and remain steadfast upon the salafee methodology by the permission of Allah. This methodology, that I have learnt from our scholars Al-Albani, Ibn Baz, Uthaymeen and Muqbil may Allah have mercy upon them all. We aid the salafees in every time and place while exempting ourselves from the people of innovations and the hizbees (people of partisanship) and whosoever treads their path.

Henceforth, I have made clear in my book "the Modern day Islamic groups in the light of the Quran and Sunnah upon the understanding of the Salaf As-Salih" which I wrote nearly 30 years ago my position towards the movements of the people of partisanship and whatsoever resembles it.

As for those callers who in their early stages of their dawah seemed to be upon firmness from that which was apparent to us, then they turned their shields towards dawatus salafiyah. I have nothing to do with them! In the present time nor the future, until they stop praising the people of innovation and abandon them, then return to this blessed dawah. They must also retract their statements which contradicted the foundations of dawatu salafiyah, these individuals being the likes of Adnan Al Arour, Al-Magrahwee, and Abul Hassan Al Ma'rabee. Furthermore, I do not consider Mohammed Hassan or Al- Huwanee or those who side with them in Egypt to be salafees, rather they are certified qutubiyoon (followers of the ideology of Sayid Qutb). I have declared this in some of my books and many of my lessons.

For approximately the past 2 and half years, I have not had any relations whatsoever with those in Jordan as of late who praise, recommend and make excuses for the previously mentioned individuals. Also in my book "the methodologies of modern Islamic movements" I have established in detail my standpoint towards voting, which I hold to be a satanic blueprint in which the merchants of the dawah (those possessing worldly gains) have taken as a ladder (in reaching their goals).

In spite of our lack of communication when I am inquired about you then I have not ceased to mention you with good and I encourage any student to attend Darul Hadith in Dammaj when my advice is sought. Since the era of Sheikh Muqbil, I have always regarded (Darul Hadith in Dammaj) a strong hold of the correct dawatus salafiyah.I hope this letter will initiate good relations between us in our co-operation upon piety and taqwa (fear of Allah) as well as commanding one another with truth and patience, while we seek council from each other in that which will aid us in remaining steadfast upon the true salafee methodology.

I wish for you and your brothers the mashaykh in Yemen every good and success, I also ask our protector the mighty and great to unify us and our people upon the Quran and Sunnah upon the understanding of the companions, may Allah bless our dawah(call to Allah) and keep us save from the evil of the people of disbelief , desires and innovations. May Allah not create for them a path towards us, verily He is the All-capable.

Your beloved brother Abu Usamah Saleem Al -Hilalee12th Rabee Al- awaal 1430(hijrah).

Translation by: Abu Tu'raab As-Somali Dar Al-Hadeeth in Dammaj

Friday, 13 March 2009

Blog award for me!! Yay!

Well, I had a lovely suprise yesterday, when I sat that Umm Travis had been so kind to give me the above award, I really feel touched, Jazakillaahu khairan sis for your kind words. It is a great pleasure to know you, and to visit your blog Masha'Allaah.

I would like to also award this to a few sisters,

Umm Travis (I had to mention you sis, even though you've been given it already, I truly think your blog is 'lovely' Masha'Allaah.

The cairo wife (private blog)

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Ibn al-Qayyim said:

'Know that the greatest of losses is for you to be preoccupied with one who will bring you nothing but a loss in your time with Allah - theMighty and Majestic - and being cut off from Him, and wasting your time with the person, a weakening of your energy, and the dispersing of your resolve. So, if you are tested with this - and you must be tested with this - deal with him according to how Allah would wish, and be patient with him as much as possible. Get closer to Allah and His Pleasure by way of this person, and make your getting together with him somethingto benefit from, not something to incur a loss from. Be with him as if you are a man who is on a road who was stopped by another man, who then asks you to take him on your journey. Make sure that you are the onewho gives him a ride, and that he is not the one giving you the ride. If he refuses, and there is nothing to gain from traveling with him,do not stop for him, bid him farewell, and do not even turn back to look at him, as he is a highway robber, regardless of who he really is.

So, save your heart, be wary of how you spend your days and nights, and do not let the Sun set before you arrive at your destination

Saturday, 7 March 2009


The word Qur-aan linguistically

When broken down methodically

Means reading or recited piece

By most of those who dare to teach

It's reached us in its purest form

From massive chains still carried on

The Arabic speech of Allah

Revealed to Ibn Abdullah

In word and meaning both preserved

In mus-haf form gone undisturbed

A standing challenge for all time

For those who claim it's just a rhyme


Thursday, 5 March 2009

Any daleel against hanging wall rugs?

Recently my husband brought me back a beautiful wall rug with the ka'abah on it (pictured above), from hajj. We have it up on our front sitting room wall. However, a couple of days back a sister came round, noticed it, and said that it wasn't allowed to put these rugs up on our walls, she said that one of the scholars had spoke about it, and mentioned a hadith, but she did not have the daleel to give me at the time.

For now I've left it up, but if anyone knows of the fatwa/hadith the sister was referring to, pls let me know, jazakumallaahu khairan.

First lesson, Qawaaid Al-Arba'

I recently registered for Al-Baseerah's online intensive course, Al-Qawaaid al-arba' with Shaykh Abdullaah Al-Ghudyaan (May Allaah accept and reward his efforts, ameen). I had my first lesson on Tuesday, and masha'Allaah it was really interesting.

It was basically an introduction to Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhab's life (May Allaah have mercy upon him, ameen), the reviver of the sunnah. He started his quest for knowledge at a time when there many scholars, but they were mostly concerned with fiqh matters, as for their 'aqeedah, this was not pure.

Masha'Allaah the shaykh travelled far in search of knowledge, the more he learnt the more he strived for more. He faced many tests and hardships along the way, almost dying of thirst and hunger on his way to Ash-Sham, alhamdulillaah Allaah saved him by a man with a riding beast packed with drink and food, who took him back to Basrah.

The Shaykh met the Ameer, Muhammad Ibn Sa'ud (May Allaah have mercy upon him, ameen), from Ad-Dir'eeyah, who had heard his daw'ah, and then gave him bai'ah (the pledge of allegiance) and supported his daw'ah and struggled in it's cause.

Alhamdulillaah, through the daw'ah the shaykh gave, there came the obliteration of all manifestations of shirk in the land of Najd, graves were destroyed, along with trees that were used for worship, he refuted the doubts of the doubtful until his daw'ah became widespread and this pleased him.

The shaykh lived a long life, and later died in 1206 AH. His grandchildren and students carried on spreading the daw'ah.

This is just a brief summary of the Shaykh's life, but so amazing and inspiring to see how hard he fought for the truth to be established once again. For those people out there who label the shaykh as a 'wahhabi' and as someone who brought something 'new' I advise you to go and read his biography properly insha Allaah, he is not called 'the reviver of the sunnah' for nothing you know. In the lesson Sh. Abdullaah Al-Ghudyaan, mentioned a hadith by the prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallaam, which he gave glad tidings that at the head of every 100 years, someone will revive for it it's religion, I did not catch all of the hadith or the source, so if anyone knows it, please let me know so I can add it on insha Allaah.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Tagged: Mom of the year award

Jazakillaahu khairan sis Anisa, for awarding me with the 'mom of the year award' very kind of you masha'Allaah, afwan for taking so long to actually do this tag!

The rules of the tag are:

1. Admit one thing you feel awful about (involving being a mom). Once you have written it down, you are no longer allowed to feel bad. Remember you are a good mom!

2. Remind yourself that you ARE a good mom, list 7 things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you.

3. Send this to 5 other moms of the year that deserve a reminder that they are too the best moms that they can be. Remember to send them a note letting them know you have selected them, and also add a link to your post that directs people back to the person who nominated you.

*1. I feel awful that I don't do enough with my kids, like activities, crafts, taking them to the park etc...


*Alhamdulillaah I'm happy that I'm trying to instill in them good mannerism, and teaching them the importance of worshipping Allaah alone.
*I love how they're sometimes so eager to please me, I may find one cleaning the bathrooom or kitchen as a suprise, masha'Allaah.
*I love seeing the look on their faces when we go somewhere special and different than usual.
*I love it when they quietly utter the words 'I love you' what mother doesnt?!
*I love seeing my girls dressed in abayah and hijab, Allaahumma baarak feehim, may Allaah always guide them, ameen.
*My kids love it when I'm a 'cool mum' lol, and act all silly and giggly with them.
*I love my kids' individual characters, Allaahumma baarak feehim.

I think that those deserving of this award are:

Umm Travis



Empress Anisa