Monthly Archives: December 2008

An Early Start

My parents took down the 2008 calendar and put up the 2009 calender already in the family room.  I guess they’re really eager for the new year.  Although I like the new calender.  I’m not really a fan of weird … Continue reading

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Fairness in gift-giving [19.365]

This will be of particular interest to the parents among us. I would go so far as to say it’s probably good advice for everyone: teachers who give gifts to students; students who give gifts to multiple teachers, etc. Makes … Continue reading

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Seven things to avoid [18.365]

After reading the previous Hadith, I got to wondering if I could list the seven things to avoid, and of course, I could not. So here is the hadith with the things to avoid… Narrated Al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib: Allah’s Apostle … Continue reading

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A Study in Contrasts

The LA Times has a front page story about the differences between Gaza and Israel. They portray the differences in death tolls. They portray the differences in infrastructure in place to handle the casualties. They also portray the people stuck … Continue reading

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The Man and a Pretty Woman

My mother had told my siblings and I this story quite a while ago, and reading it again with the laysal ghareeb background made it a lot more eery.  May Allah safeguard us and make us steadfast.  Ameen! Wonder of … Continue reading

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Tis the season to go black…

What a start to the Islamic New Year.  1430 years ago, the Sahabah were fleeing the persecution of the Quraysh.  Today, the Muslims are bleeding not just from wars, but poverty and starvation and so many other tear jerking tragedies…  … Continue reading

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Wearing Black

I noticed one of my new favorite blogs, Southern Muslimah from Jordan, is wearing black, in support of the people of Ghaza. While black backgrounds are not my favorite, as they make reading difficult for most people, we can suffer … Continue reading

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Seven things to do [17.365]

Narrated Muawiya bin Suwald: I heard Al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib saying, “The Prophet orders us to do seven things and prohibited us from doing seven other things.” Then Al-Bara’ mentioned the following:– To pay a visit to the sick (inquiring about … Continue reading

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Oppress not [16.365]

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Umar: Allah’s Apostle said, “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill … Continue reading

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Remembering those who did good [15.365]

Abu Hurairah radiAllaahu anhu reported: A black woman (or probably a young man) used to clean the mosque. Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam missed her (or him) and asked about her (or him). He was told that she … Continue reading

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