Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim

Assalamu Alaikum,

Inshallah every month I write 2 newsletters for my brothers and sisters of Islam. They are just simple reminders to myself as well as everyone else, I am no perfect person, I make mistakes too, so we should remind ourselves about what is right and what is wrong.

What I have written here are all from past newsletters that I have created since February 2007.

This information blog is only used for learning purposes,
You can share with whom you like, that way it can get across
to many inshallah, All praises is due to Allah for giving me this opportunity to write to my fellow brothers and sisters of
Islam, and trying to point out things that we may of forgotten about.

Your Brother In Islam

Islamic Information Blog - Issue 13

Assalaamu Alaikum brothers and sisters of Islam, I'm really sorry for not writing another issue earlier, we are only human and get too busy, but InshaAllah I will do my best to do more of theses issues and Alhamdulillah we will start again from issue 13

Narrated By Abu Huraira: I heard Allah's
Apostle saying." By Allah! I ask for
forgiveness from Allah and turn to Him in
repentance more than seventy times a day."

70 times a day?, SubhanAllah and if we were to look at ourselves and look at how
many times we sin a day, do we really ask for forgiveness?
We are only human and Allah knows we will sin, but how Merciful is He just to forgive us?
We could of sinned all our lives but if we are willing to improve our life and do better for
the sake of Allah and then repent to Him, If Allah wills all of those sins that we did,

But why are we too lazy to ask forgiveness? Whether intentionally or unintentionally, why
do we wait until when we feel like to ask forgiveness? Do it as soon as possible, do not delay, because the main point that we all learn in this life is that we can die any time now, whether you are young or old, InshaAllah this is your chance now, if you remember something that you did, dont wait till you have finished reading my information book, ask for forgiveness now, this book
inshaAllah will be around for as long as it can be whether online, on your pc or on paper, but the more you wait to ask for forgiveness, you may regret it, especially if its your time to leave this world.

Narrated By Anas bin Malik: Allah's
Apostle said, "Allah is more pleased
with the repentance of His slave than
anyone of you is pleased with finding
his camel which he had lost in the


If you thought that this life will be the only one, you are strongly mistaken, if you think that the next life will be great, InshaAllah, it can be for us all, but we still need to work hard to get to Jannah. Jannah is nothing like on this world, Hell-fire is nothing like on this world, but what do we really want? Ask yourself if I want Jannah, what should I do? One thing just calling yourself a Muslim will not get you there, we have to do what Allah has asked us to do, praying 5 times a day is one of them, loving your brothers and sisters for the sake of Allah is another, pratising the religion by the Quran and Sunnah and not culture is another, doing what is right and forbid what is wrong is another. Remember Islam isnt just a religion is a 24/7 way of life, there is no holiday from praying, if you want the best in the next life, this is the only time you will be rewarded for what you have done, so decide what you want in the next life now and improve on yourself, not for my sake, you don't have to impress me because I have to do what you have to do as a Muslim, I'm not promised Paradise either, but for us all, we work hard in this life and follow the Quran and the the teachings of the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) then If Allah wills we can go to Paradise.


Did you ever think you will live forever? Again many people in this world may think "nothing
can touch them" because they have money, houses, cars, you name it, they have it, but when we die, every single one of us will have only one thing with us, and that is our deeds. Remember right now has you read this, Kiraman Katibeen, the recording angels are writing your deeds, on your right one angel is recording your good deeds and on the left the other angel is recording your bad deeds, and theses deeds will be with you in the grave.

Narrated By Abdullah bin 'Umar: Allah's
Apostle said, "When anyone of you dies,
he will be shown his destination both in
the morning and in the evening, and if he
belongs to the people of Paradise, he will
be shown his place in Paradise, and if he
is from the people of Hell, he will be shown
his place in Hell."

How many times do we need to be told, that Islam is the truth and we need to take this religion seriously, this life is only a blink of an eye whereas the next life will last forever and you can not change anything in the next life. Allah has told us in the Quran that He wants us to do good, SubhanAllah He has given us so many ways to worship Him, to get good deeds from Him, to make Him pleased with us, but we are too lazy to be grateful.

Narrated By Anas: The Prophet said,
"When a human being is laid in his
grave and his companions return and
he even hears their foot steps, two
angels come to him and make him sit
and ask him: What did you use to say
about this man, Muhammad ? He will
say: I testify that he is Allah's slave
and His Apostle. Then it will be said
to him, 'Look at your place in the
Hell-Fire. Allah has given you a place
in Paradise instead of it.' " The
Prophet added, "The dead person will
see both his places. But a non-believer
or a hypocrite will say to the angels,
'I do not know, but I used to say what
the people used to say! It will be said
to him, 'Neither did you know nor did
you take the guidance (by reciting
the Quran).' Then he will be hit with
an iron hammer between his two
ears, and he will cry and that cry will
be heard by whatever approaches
him except human beings and jinns."

Only Allah guides who He wills, May Allah guide you, May Allah give me, May Allah guide the Ummah, May Allah guide the non-Muslims Ameen

JazakAllah Khair for being patience with me
Your Brother In Islam

Tarawih Prayer recording from Lewisham Islamic Centre (Every night updated)

Every night inshallah I will be recording the Tarawih prayers from Lewisham Islamic Centre and posting them here.

10th NIGHT - 20 September 2007

Sadly my mp3 player was turned off how Allah knows best, but I only managed to get up to the 7th Rakah, inshallah I will ask another who was recording it to send me 7/8 Rakah and Witr inshallah, and post here


Track 46 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3782822678461a/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 47 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3782910495619b/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 48 - http://www.zshare.net/download/37830766fa9a37/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ilyas Ali Noor

Track 49 (half) - http://www.zshare.net/download/3783110457e841/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ilyas Ali Noor

Track 50 - (soon inshallah)
3 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

9th NIGHT - 20 September 2007

Track 41 - http://www.zshare.net/download/37651538f9a6ef/
2 Rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 42 - http://www.zshare.net/download/37653227846801/
2 Rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 43 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3765534589bc31/
2 Rakahs - Reciter: Liiban Xassan

Track 44 - http://www.zshare.net/download/37656797919375/
2 Rakahs - Reciter: Liiban Xassan

Track 45 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3765890aa893d1/
3 Rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi


8th NIGHT - 19 September 2007

Track 36 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3748139126d745/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 37 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3748226c9d781b/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 38 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3748245fbdbf74/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ilyas Ali Noor

Track 39 - http://www.zshare.net/download/374828158e9973/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ilyas Ali Noor

Track 40 - http://www.zshare.net/download/374836134556d6/
3 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi


7th NIGHT -
18 September 2007

Track 31 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3728658fdac216/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 32 - http://www.zshare.net/download/372884197708bd/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 33 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3729016d7f85a2/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ilyas Ali Noor

Track 34 - http://www.zshare.net/download/37291727830d3d/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ilyas Ali Noor

Track 35 - http://www.zshare.net/download/37292931149849/
3 rakahs - Reciter: Ilyas Ali Noor


6th NIGHT -
17 September 2007

Track 26 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3705896cf111a8/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 27 - http://www.zshare.net/download/37060853ec66f2/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 28 - http://www.zshare.net/download/37060853ec66f2/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ilyas Ali Noor

Track 29 - http://www.zshare.net/download/37064507076c4f/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ilyas Ali Noor

Track 30 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3706601b0413f9/
3 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi


5th NIGHT -
16 September 2007

Track 21 - http://www.zshare.net/download/368936155954c9/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 22 - http://www.zshare.net/download/36895535cdb32f/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 23 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3689712998f086/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 24 - http://www.zshare.net/download/36898567805fc5/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 25 - http://www.zshare.net/download/36900336526a7a/
3 rakahs - Reciter: Ilyas Ali Noor


4th NIGHT -
15 September 2007

Track 16 - http://www.zshare.net/download/36713504a1654a/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 17 - http://www.zshare.net/download/367149059ae8d8/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 18 - http://www.zshare.net/download/36717029ba1465/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 19 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3671841d73e4af/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 20 - http://www.zshare.net/download/367200889482f5/
3 rakahs - Reciter: Ilyas Ali Noor

3rd NIGHT - 14 September 2007

Track 11 - http://www.zshare.net/download/365385246e5a8e/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 12 - http://www.zshare.net/download/365396104e7c7d/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 13 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3654111f71e81f/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ilyas Ali Noor

Track 14 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3654283189398d/
2 rakahs - Reciter: Ilyas Ali Noor

Track 15 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3654361726909d/
3 rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi


2nd NIGHT -
13 September 2007

Track 6 - http://www.zshare.net/download/363508054d09bf/
2 Rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 7 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3635130710f7dd/
2 Rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi

Track 8 - http://www.zshare.net/download/363532828716e7/
2 Rakahs - Reciter: Liiban Xassan

Track 9 - http://www.zshare.net/download/363548672df902/
2 Rakahs - Reciter: Liiban Xassan

Track 10 - http://www.zshare.net/download/363562348cd18c/
3 Rakahs - Reciter: Ahmad As Shardi


1st NIGHT -
12 September 2007

Track 1 - http://www.zshare.net/download/36186599971351/
2 Rakahs - Reciter Ilyas Ali Noor

Track 2 - http://www.zshare.net/download/36186430f982e0/
2 Rakahs - Reciter Ilyas Ali Noor

Track 3 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3618711658c2e2/
2 Rakahs - Reciter Ahmed As Shardi

Track 4 - http://www.zshare.net/download/3618753b14ae24/
2 Rakahs - Reciter Ilyas Ali Noor

Track 5 - http://www.zshare.net/download/36187842681dc1/
3 Rakahs - Reciter Ahmed As Shardi

Islamic Information Blog Issue 12 - Ramadan Issue

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers and Sisters,

I know there is so much time left before Ramadan, but isn't it best to be prepared for it?

In this issue InshaAllah, I hope to help you and as well as myself do good during this Ramadan, remember it only comes once a year...for all we know we may not reach the next.

There is so many reasons to why Ramadan is such a blessed month, not only for fasting, but other reasons such as

* The Qur’an was first revealed during this month
* The gates of Heaven are open
* The gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained up in Hell.
* Taraweeh Prayers
* Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power)
* We fast thinking of others who "fast" for days and are grateful for food and drink when they get it. (meaning they haven't get what we have in life, the food and drink day after day.)

Anyone can really fast for days, but there has to be reasons to why we fast in this blessed month, especially when the weather can be really hot.


That Ramadan isn't only to do with not eating and drink during the times we fast? We has Muslims still have to follow what Allah has told us to do, which is to do what is right, and forbid what is wrong, we still have to pray 5 times a day, just because its Ramadan and we have less energy doesn't mean we should give up our duties as a Muslim. Like I will say again and again, there is no such thing has a part-time Muslim who can pick and choose when to do what he likes, for example you will see Muslims only coming to the masjid during Fridays, or Ramadan with the Taraweeh prayers, or even just coming for Eid. Brothers and sisters, we has Muslims should be going to the masjid each and every salat! We make excuse after excuse, but act upon this if you do go to the masjid for Ramadan, make it a habit to come days and days after Ramadan for you are missing the reward for praying in congregation.

Vol 1, Book 8. Hadith 466. (Bukhari)
Narrated By Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "The prayer offered in congregation is twenty five times more superior (in reward) to the prayer offered alone in one's house or in a business center."

Vol 1, Book 6. Fiqh 1.077B. (Fiqh-us-Sunnah)
Ibn 'Abbas reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said, "The ties of Islam and the principles of the religion are three, and whoever leaves one of them becomes an unbeliever: testifying that there is no god except Allah, the obligatory prayers, and the fast of Ramadan."

Ramadan can be a month where you turn your life around. What do I mean? Now is the time to change what is wrong about yourself and do what is right for the sake of Allah. Like I wrote above its time to make a habit of doing things for the sake of Allah, praying 5 times a day, doing extra prayers for Allah, extra fast, giving charity, doing good deeds, think about doing theses for Ramadan and think about doing theses in the rest of the year. You may get lots of reward for doing stuff in Ramadan, but you do get reward the rest of the year as well.


Before getting ready to fast the Month of Ramadan, everyday before Fajr remember!! to make your intentions to fast, for the one who doesn't make intentions, their fast will not be included. So you can say it before you sleep that way if you over sleep you will be able to carry on your fast InshaAllah.


Fasting the month of Ramadan is an obligation on every Muslim adult, that is able to fast, menstruating woman or the woman who is on her period, is excused from fasting the days, also pregnant woman and breast-feeding woman is allowed not to fast if she fears that harm would come to her or her baby from her fasting but she must make up the days that she has missed after Ramadan. Children do not have to fast but they should be showed how to starting from the age of 7 years ago to help them get used to fasting and InshaAllah getting used to fasting this beautiful Month. To fast we must be stable and able to do the fast, fasting is not obligatory on the insane person. Also old age and people who have illness do not have to fast, due to it might make them weaker in health etc.


Muslims start eating and drink before dawn after that Muslims stop eating, drinking and other pleasures during the day, AFTER Maghrib as come in, not before, we are allowed to break the fast inshallah. During the day Muslims should do what they usually do, continue to pray, worship, give charity, helping others, read the Quran,


Book 4. Prayer. Hadith 1666. (Muslim)
'Aisha reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) prayed one night in the mosque and people also prayed along with him. He then prayed on the following night and there were many persons. Then on the third or fourth night (many people) gathered there, but the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) did not come out to them (for leading the tarawih prayer). When it was morning he said: I saw what you were doing, but I desisted to come to you (and lead the prayer) for I feared that this prayer might become obligatory for you. (He the narrator) said: It was the month of Ramadan.

Vol 2, Book 15. Fiqh 2.027. (Fiqh-us-Sunnah)
The legality of the tarawih prayer: The specific prayers during the month of Ramadan, which are known as tarawih, are sunnah for both men and women, and they are to be performed after the obligatory 'isha and before the performance of the witr. They should be prayed in sets of two rak'at each. It is allowed to pray them after witr; though, this is not the best thing to do. They may be performed until the end of the night.
Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam would encourage people to perform the special prayers during Ramadan without commanding them as obligatory and he said: "Whoever prays during the nights of Ramadan [Tarawih] with a firm belief and hoping for reward, all of his previous sins would be forgiven."

Vol 3, Book 32. Hadith 231. (Bukhari)
Narrated By Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith (i.e. belief) and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his past sins will be forgiven, and whoever stood for the prayers in the night of Qadr out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven."


I'tikaf is meaning the act of staying in the Mosque for the last day tens of Ramadan fully for the purpose of worshipping Allah, praying, prasing Him etc.

Vol 3, Book 58. Fiqh 3.154. (Fiqh-us-Sunnah)
Actions that Nullify the I'tikaf: If a person performs one of the following acts, his I'tikaf will be nullified:

1. Intentionally leaving the mosque without any need to do so, even if it is for just a short time. In such a case, one would not be staying in the mosque, which is one of the principles of I'tikaf.

2. Abandoning belief in Islam, as this would nullify all acts of worship. If you ascribe a partner to Allah, your work will fail and you will be among the losers.

3. Losing one's reason due to insanity or drunkenness, or the onset of menstruation or post-childbirth bleeding, all of which disqualifies a person for I'tikaf.

4. Sexual intercourse. Allah says: "But touch them not [that is, your wives] and be at your devotions in the mosque."

4. Sexual intercourse. Allah says: "But touch them not [that is, your wives] and
be at your devotions in the mosque."

However, one may touch his wife without there being any desires. One of the Prophet's wives would comb his hair while he was performing I'tikaf. As for kissing or touching due to desire, Abu Hanifah and Ahmad say that it is not desirable, for it leads to something that is forbidden for the one performing I'tikaf. However, it does not nullify it unless one ejaculates. Malik says that it nullifies the I'tikaf, for it is an illegal touch regardless of whether the person involved ejaculates or not. From ash-Shaf~i there are two reports that correspond to the two preceding opinions.

Ibn Rushd explains that: "The reason for their differences of opinion is [the (fact) that] if a word has more than one meaning, one being literal and the other figurative, does the word apply at one time to all of them or not? This is one of the types of words that have more than one meaning. Those who say that it carries both meanings interpret 'touch' in the 'ayah... and touch them not and be at your devotions in the mosque' in the unrestrictive sense - that is, covering both sexual intercourse and also actions [of touching] that are less than that. Those who don't say it carries all of its meanings and they are the majority say that the 'ayah points to sexual intercourse or to touching that is less than intercourse. If we say that it refers to sexual intercourse by consensus, then this nullifies the possibility of it referring to actions less than intercourse, as one [single] word could not be taken in its literal and figurative meaning [at the same time]. Those who say that what is less than sexual intercourse is included say so because it
falls under the literal meaning of the verse. Those who differ do not take the word in its literal and figurative meaning at the same time.

Vol 3, Book 57. Fiqh 3.144A. (Fiqh-us-Sunnah)
Night of Qadr, its virtue: The night of Qadr is the most virtuous night of the year. Allah says in the Qur'an: "We revealed it on the night of power [that is, Qadr]. What will tell you what the night of power is? It is better than a thousand months." Any action therein, for example, reciting the Qur'an, making remembrance of Allah, and so on, is better than acting for one thousand months which do not contain the night of Qadr.
Allah says in the Quran:
"Verily, We have sent it (this Quran) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree). And what will make you know what the Night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is?. The Night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e worshipping Allah in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousands months i.e 83 years and 4 months). Therein descend the angels and the Ruh (Jibrail (Gabriel)) by Allah's Permission with all Decrees, (All that night, there is peace (and goodness from Allah to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn" (Al-Qadr [Surah 97:1-5)

JazakAllah for the support always, anything that I have said wrong is from me and Satan, everything that was said right from Allah and Allah alone.

Brothers and Sisters of Islam, I hope you will look at this Ramadan and improve yourself, this newsletter was a simple reminder to myself and to you all, I ask Allah to increase our deen in the month of Ramadan, I ask Allah to accept our good deeds, prayers and fast in the
blessed month.

If I write another issue Allah knows best, until then, I love the Ummah for the sake of Allah

Your Brother In Islam
Was Salaam

Hadiths used in Issue 12

Narrated By Ibn 'Umar: Allah's Apostle said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles):

1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah's Apostle.
2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly.
3. To pay Zakat. (i.e. obligatory charity)
4. To perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca)
5. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan.
Vol 1, Book 2. Hadith 007. (Bukhari)

Narrated By 'Aisha: 'Ashura' (i.e. the tenth of Muharram) was a day on which the tribe of Quraish used to fast in the pre-lslamic period of ignorance. The Prophet also used to fast on this day. So when he migrated to Medina, he fasted on it and ordered (the Muslims) to fast on it. When the fasting of Ramadan was enjoined, it became optional for the people to fast or not to fast on the day of Ashura.
Vol 5, Book 58. Hadith 172. (Bukhari)

Narrated By Ibn 'Abbas: Allah's Apostle was the most generous of ll the people, and he used to be more generous in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel used to meet him. Gabriel used to meet him every night in Ramadan to study the Holy Quran carefully together. Allah's Apostle used to become more generous than the fast wind when he met Gabriel.
Vol 4, Book 54. Hadith 443. (Bukhari)

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (pbuh) as saying: When there comes the month of Ramadan, the gates of mercy are opened, and the gates of Hell are locked and the devils are chained,
Book 6. Hadith 2361. (Muslim)

Yahya related to me from Malik from Thawr ibn Zayd ad-Dili from Abdullah ibn Abbas that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, once mentioned Ramadan and said, "Do not start the fast or break it until you see the new moon. If the new moon is obscured from you, then complete a full thirty days."
Book 18. Hadith 003. (Maliks Muwatta)

Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that he heard Said ibn al Musayyab being asked about making up days missed in Ramadan, and Said said, "What I like best is for days missed in Ramadan to be made up consecutively, and not separately."Malik said, "Whoever eats or drinks thoughtlessly or forgetfully in Ramadan or during any other obligatory fast that he must do, has to fast another day in its place."
Book 18. Hadith 048. (Maliks Muwatta)

Yahya related to me from Malik that Sumayy, the mawla of Abu Bakr ibn Abd ar-Rahman, heard Abu Bakribn Abd ar-Rahman say, "A woman came to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and said, 'I had arranged to do hajj, but I was prevented,' and the
Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'Do umrah in Ramadan, for doing umrah in it is like doing hajj.'"
Book 20. Hadith 067. (Maliks Muwatta)

Narrated By Jaber bin Abdullah Al-Ansari: A man asked the messenger of Allah : "Do you think that if I perform the obligatory prayers, fast in Ramadan, treat as lawful that which is lawful and
treat as forbidden that which is forbidden, and do nothing further, I shall enter Paradise?"
He said: "Yes."
Related by Muslim.
Book 1. Hadith Qudsi. Hadith 021

Narrated By 'Ubada bin As-Samit: The Prophet came out to inform us about the Night of Qadr but two Muslims were quarreling with each other. So, the Prophet said, "I came out to inform you about the Night of Qadr but such-and-such persons were quarreling, so the news about it had been taken away; so search for it on the 29th, 27th and 25th (of Ramadan).
Vol 3, Book 32. Hadith 240. (Bukhari)

Narrated By Abu-Huraira: Gabriel used to repeat the recitation of the Qur'an with the Prophet once a year, but he repeated it twice with him in the year he died. The Prophet used to stay in I'tikaf for ten days every year (in the month of Ramadan), but in the year of his death, he stayed in I'tikaf for twenty days.
Vol 6, Book 61. Hadith 520. (Bukhari)

Permissible Acts we can do while Fasting:

Brushing teeth: Using a Siwak is permissible while fasting and also very recommended.

Taking baths: We can have baths to cool ourselves if the weather is hot has long as the water isn't swallowed.

Washing mouth or nose with water: Has long as there is no gargling, has we have to make Wudu during the times we fast we need to watch out how much water we use.

Tasting food: Has long as it does not reach the throat

With partner: you are allowed to kiss your partner but you must remember to control your desires, if you can't don't risk it and wait till before and after fasting

Swallowing things which are hard to avoid: Allah never made this fast hard for us, we are allowed to swallow our own saliva, you will get dust from the road, smoke etc, if you swallowing
theses you should still have your fast in contact.

Unintentional vomiting or bleeding from itself for example nose bleeds or extraction of tooth.

Islamic Information Blog Issue 11

Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim

Assalamu Alaikum brothers and sisters

Think about this question, if you were told by Allah that you were going to die anytime soon, what would you be doing in that time left? praying to Allah for forgiveness?, making dua? or watching DVDs and playing video games?

I'm sure the answers would be that you would do something to please Allah as well as wanting to make as many good deeds as possible.. then my next question is why are you wasting your time on pointless things like watching tv, dvds or playing computer games when you do NOT know when you will be leaving this life and what you are doing now could be the last thing you could do.

Time and time again we should be thinking about how time is coming closer and closer...and what do we have to show for our life? I sure that video games is good thing to do but will it be enough to enter you to Paradise? will you be getting more reward from video games or reading the Quran?

What good is watching TV today anyway? With the game shows with people GAMBLING - isn't this haram? And with the chat shows when families come on tv and say you haven't been a good husband, you haven't been a good wife, you were cheating on me etc etc etc, isn't it true in Islam what is between the husband and wife stays with the husband and wife? The soaps on tv with the violence, drinking beer, racism, and everything else that is haram, why are we watching this rubbish?

Try telling Allah that its good, or they are only acting, it is still corrupting the mind, because you are watching every time its on, sadly we know its pointless and someday we will get that sign and realise its pointless...but it will be too late by then. ACT now and change what you do with your time. instead of watching tv, read the Quran, spend time with the family, go masjid, there are so many ways to enjoy life than watching tv or playing computer games.

I'm not having a go just at the ones who do this, but this is the time when I can write to you all, besides this isn't just a reminder to you, what I write, I read and inshallah try to act upon it as well.

It is time we need to improve the way we pray to Allah, we have to perfect our prayer, like when praying at the masjid, we must do this right like pray in a straight line!

This hadith from Vol. 1 Book 11 Hadith 685. (Bukhari) Narrated By An-Nu'man bin 'Bashir: The Prophet said, "Straighten your rows or Allah will alter your faces."

This hadith from Vol 1, Book 11. Hadith 687. (Bukhari) Narrated By Anas bin Malik: Once the Iqama was pronounced and Allah's Apostle faced us and said, "Straighten your rows and stand closer together, for I see you from behind my back."

This Hadith from Vol 1, Book 11. Hadith 692. (Bukhari) Narrated By Anas bin Malik: The Prophet said, "Straighten your rows for I see you from behind my back." Anas added, "Everyone of us used to put his shoulder with the shoulder of his companion and his foot with the foot of his companion."

There is Hadiths about following the one leading the prayer, and do not go in front of him because he is meant to be followed

This Hadith from Vol 1, Book 11. Hadith 689. (Bukhari) Narrated By Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "The Imam is (appointed) to be followed. So do not differ from him, bow when he bows, and say, "Rabbana-lakal hamd" if he says "Sami'a-l-lahu Liman hamida"; and if he prostrates, prostrate (after him), and if he prays sitting, pray sitting all together, and straighten the rows for the prayer, as the straightening of the rows is amongst those things which make your prayer a correct and perfect one."

A brother was talking to me about how the army, if you look how straight their line is, it is very straight and that is for the General of the amry or the one in charge, why can't we as Muslims do this right for Allah? Its upsetting that we will make anything perfect, our families, what we do for work, the way we dress, but this prayer that can change our lives in this one and the next, where we thank Him, ask Him to guide us, keep us on the straight path and even hope that He accepts and enter us to Paradise...We can't even create a straight line?

We do find it hard to pray most times because we stand next to someone who speaks TOO loud even when we are whispering.

It is said in the Quran (Surah al-Isra (17:110))
" And do not recite [too] loudly in your prayer or [too] quietly but seek between that an [intermediate] way"

I'm sure its good to make many good deeds as possible as well but if we can't do prayer right, what use will the good deeds be?

I do love my brothers and sisters of Islam alot, SubhanAllah I'm happy to lend anyone a hand, and theses little reminders are for you and myself, I do want the best for you as well as for me, we all need to change our ways now for we do not know what hours from now will bring, saying that we might not even be here in a few hours, inshallah I'll get this message to you before I leave or you leave, no one know when any thing will happen, only Allah knows best.

Inshallah I'll leave it here, I know its a short issue, I haven't been well much, inshallah the next issue will be before Ramadan, I want to make that issue all about Ramadan.

JazakAllah for the support always, anything that I have said wrong is from me and Satan, everything that was said right from Allah and Allah alone.

Your Brother in Islam
Wa Salaam

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