Monday, 14 October 2013


The Day of Eid-ul-Adha
By E-Islam Team
The Day of Eid ul Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) is an important occasion celebrated by Muslims globally on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah to honour the willingness of ʾIbrāhīm (Abraham)(peace be upon him)  to sacrifice his son Ismā'īl (Ishmael)(pbuh) as an act of obedience to Allah Ta’ala, before Allah Ta’ala intervened to provide him with a sheep to sacrifice instead.
It reminds us how obedience to our Lord Allah Ta’ala is the answer to everything. This means surrendering your life, your whole being, all that you are, all that you have and all that you identify with to and only for Allah Ta’ala.
When you sacrifice everything that you identify with to Allah, He gives to you your authentic and eternal self. That is the spiritual “secret” so many of us seek. Both Eid-ul-Adha and Hajj serve as a special occasion that definitely gets one in touch with this “secret”.
Eid-ul-Adha is a day on which a Muslim should bring himself or herself closer to Allah by means of doing good deeds—such as Prayers, Qurbani(sacrifice),caring for the poor and the needy, visiting the sick people, helping those who are in need and refraining from evil practices such harming people and severing ties of kinship.
In short, `Eid Al-Adha is a model for the Muslim community which maintains love, care, brotherhood and sisterhood, beauty, and solidarity. `Eid has significant social, educational, devotional, and spiritual messages that Muslims should grasp and translate into a complete way of life.
SUNNAH (practices of The Noble Messenger of Allah-peace be upon him)
ON THE DAY OF EID-UL ADHA                                       
  • To rise as early as possible
  • To make Ghusl (Take a bath)
  • To use the Miswaak (brush our teeth)
  • To apply Itr (perfume)
  • To wear one's best clothes (not necessarily new), ensuring that it conforms with Sharia (Islamic code of dressing)
  • For Eid-ul-Adha is like Eid-ul-Fitr in every sense except for that in Eid-ul-Adha it is desirable not to eat anything before prayer, if you have eaten then there is no harm
  • To go to the 'Eid Gah' (Place of Eid Prayer) as early as possible.
  • To perform Eid Salaat on the 'Eid Gah' rather than the Masjid. There is no harm for aged and the sick to perform their Eid Salaat in the Masjid. Rain is also an excuse for performing Eid Salaat in the Masjid.
  • To choose a separate route when returning from the Eid Gah.
  • To walk to the Eid Gah. However, there is no harm in using any means of conveyance if the Eid Gah is a distance away.
  • Recite the following takbir in abundance:
Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar. La ila-ha ill-lallah.Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar. Wa-lilahill hamd. (Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. There is no god but Allah. Allah is Greatest, Allah is Greatest. And all praises are for Allah)

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Destination the Hereafter - Have you packed your suitcases? - Sent by ALIYYAH BOLARINWA

Please read this too! preparation is key! please read and be inspired. Jazakillahu khairan to my dear Aliyyah Bolarinwa
..."Dad was now becoming more worried about me. I've never cried like that before"...
Her cheeks were worn and sunken and her skin hugged her bones. That didn't stop her though; you could never catch her not reciting Quran. Always vigil in her personal prayer room Dad had set up for her. Bowing, prostrating, raising her hands in prayer. That was the way she was from dawn to sunset and back again, boredom was for others.
As for me I craved nothing more than fashion magazines and novels. I treated myself all the time to videos until those trips to the rental place became my trademark. As they say, when something becomes habit people tend to distinguish you by it. I was negligent in my responsibilities and laziness characterized my Salah.
One night, I turned the video off after a marathon three hours of watching. The azaan softly rose in that quiet night. I slipped peacefully into my blanket.
Her voice carried from her prayer room. "Yes? Would you like anything Norah?"
With a sharp needle she popped my plans. 'Don't sleep before you pray Fajar!'
"Agh ... there's still an hour before Fajar, that was only the first azaan!"
With those loving pinches of hers, she called me closer. She was always like that, even before the fierce sickness shook her spirit and shut her in bed. 'Hanan can you come sit beside me.'
I could never refuse any of her requests, you could touch the purity and sincerity. "Yes, Norah?"
'Please sit here.'
"OK, I'm sitting. What's on your mind?"
With the sweetest mono voice she began reciting:
[Every soul shall taste death and you will merely be repaid your earnings on Resurrection Day{3:185}]
She stopped thoughtfully. Then she asked, 'Do you believe in death?'
"Of course I do."
'Do you believe that you shall be responsible for whatever you do, regardless of how small or large?'
"I do, but . Allah is Forgiving and Merciful and I've got a long life waiting for me."
'Stop it Hanan ... aren't you afraid of death and it's abruptness? Look at Hind. She was younger than you but she died in a car accident. So did so and so, and so and so. Death is age-blind and your age could never be a measure of when you shall die.'
The darkness of the room filled my skin with fear. "I'm scared of the dark and now you made me scared of death, how am I supposed to go to sleep now. Norah, I thought you promised you'd go with us on vacation during the summer break."
Impact. Her voice broke and her heart quivered. 'I might be going on a long trip this year Hanan, but somewhere else. Just maybe. All of our lives are in Allah's hands and we all belong to Him.'
My eyes welled and the tears slipped down both cheeks.
I pondered my sisters grizzly sickness, how the doctors had informed my father privately that there was not much hope that Norah was going to outlive the disease. She wasn't told though. Who hinted to her? Or was it that she could sense the truth.
'What are you thinking about Hanan?' Her voice was sharp. 'Do you think I am just saying this because I am sick? Uh - uh. In fact, I may live longer than people who are not sick. And you Hanan, how long are you going to live? Twenty years, maybe? Forty? Then what?' Through the dark she reached for my hand and squeezed gently. 'There's no difference between us; we're all going to leave this world to live in Paradise or agonize in Hell.
I left my sister's room dazed, her words ringing in my ears: "May Allah guide you Hanan - don't forget your prayer."

Eight O'clock in the morning. Pounding on my door. I don't usually wake up at this time. Crying. Confusion. O Allah, what happened?
Norah's condition became critical after Fajar, they took her immediately to the hospital ... Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un....this is what Norah always said to say if she died.
There wasn't going to be any trips this summer. It was written that I would spend the summer at home., i could feel it.
At hospital....
It was one O'clock in the afternoon. Mother phoned the hospital. 'Yes. You can come and see her now.' Dad's voice had changed, mother could sense something had gone deathly wrong. We left immediately.
Where was that avenue I used to travel and thought was so short? Why was it so long now, so very long. Where was the cherished crowd and traffic that would give me a chance to gaze left and right. Everyone, just move out of our way. Mother was shaking her head in her hands - crying - as she made du'a for her Norah.
We arrived at the hospitals main entrance.
One man was moaning, another was involved in an accident and a third's eyes were iced, you couldn't tell if he was alive or dead.
We skipped stairs to Norah's floor. She was in intensive care.
The nurse approached us. 'Let me take you to her.' As we walked down the aisles the nurse went on expressing how sweet a girl Norah was. She reassured Mother somewhat that Norah's condition had gotten better than what it was in the morning.
'Sorry. No more than one visitor at a time.' This was the intensive care unit. Through the small window in the door and past the flurry of white robes I caught my sisters eyes. Mother was standing beside her. After two minutes, mother came out unable to control her crying.
'You may enter and say Salaam to her on condition that you do not speak too long,' they told me. 'Two minutes should be enough.'
"How are you Norah? You were fine last night sister, what happened?"
We held hands, she squeezed harmlessly. 'Even now, Alhamdulillah, I'm doing fine.'
"Alhamdulillah ... but ... your hands are so cold."
I sat on her bedside and rested my fingers on her knee. She jerked it away.
"Sorry ... did I hurt you?" "No, it is just that I remembered Allah's words [One leg will be wrapped to the other leg (in the death shroud)]
... Hanan pray for me. I may be meeting the first day of the hereafter very soon. It is a long journey and I haven't prepared enough good deeds in my suitcase.'
A tear escaped my eye and ran down my cheek at her words. I cried and she joined me. The room blurred away and left us - two sisters - to cry together. Rivulets of tears splashed down on my sister's palm, which I held with both hands. Dad was now becoming more worried about me. I've never cried like that before.
At home and upstairs in my room, I watched the sun pass away with a sorrowful day. Silence mingled in our corridors. A cousin came in my room, another. The visitors were many and all the voices from downstairs stirred together.
Only one thing was clear at that point ... Norah had died!
I stopped distinguishing who came and who went. I couldn't remember what they said. O Allah, where was I? What was going on? I couldn't even cry anymore.
Later that week they told me what had happened. Dad had taken my hand to say goodbye to my sister for the last time, I had kissed Norah's head.
I remember only one thing though, seeing her spread on that bed, the bed that she was going to die on. I remembered the verse she recited: [One leg will be wrapped to the other leg (in the death shroud){75:29}] and I knew too well the truth of the next verse: [The drive on that day we be to your Lord (Allah)!{75:30}]
I tiptoed into her prayer room that night. Staring at the quiet dressers and silenced mirrors, I treasured who it was that had shared my mother's stomach with me. Norah was my twin sister.
I remembered who I had swapped sorrows with. Who had comforted my rainy days. I remembered who had prayed for my guidance and who had spent so many tears for so many long nights telling me about death and accountability. May Allah save us all.
Tonight is Norah's first night that she shall spend in her tomb. O Allah, have mercy on her and illumine her grave. This was her Quran, her prayer mat and .and this was the spring rose-colored dress that she told me she would hide until she got married, the dress she wanted to keep just for her husband.
I remembered my sister and cried over all the days that I had lost. I prayed to Allah to have mercy on me, accept me and forgive me. I prayed to Allah to keep her firm in her grave, as she always liked to mention in her supplications.
At that moment, I stopped. I asked myself: what if it was I who had died? Where would I be moving on to? Fear pressed me and the tears began all over again.
The first azaan rose softly from the Masjid, how beautiful it sounded this time. I felt calm and relaxed as I repeated the Muadhins call. I wrapped the shawl around my shoulders and stood to pray Fajar. I prayed as if it was my last prayer, a farewell prayer, just like Norah had done yesterday. It had been her last Fajar.
Now and insha' Allah for the rest of my life, if I awake in the mornings I do not count on being alive by evening, and in the evening I do not count on being alive by morning.
We are all going on Norah's journey - what have we prepared for it?
My sister has already left on this eternal journey? Have YOU & I packed our suitcases?
Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar R.A says that someone asked the Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) which man is the wisest.The Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said that; the one who remembers death much and is ever engaged in making preparation for it.These are the men who have become masters of this world and the next. (TIBRANI)   
Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar R.A. says that the Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) putting his hand on his shoulder, said that they should spend life like a traveller.He forbode to wait for the morning in the evening and for evening in the morning.He advised to accumulate the prayers when he is healthy; keeping the period of illness in mind and should do something good for the death when he is ill. (BUKHARI) 
Hazrat Shaddad bin Aus(R.A.) says that the Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) has said that the alert man is one; who takes account of his life and does alot of good actions; which may be useful to him after death. (TIRMIZI)


Salam aleykum! Been a while, please you all need to read this explosive piece!

 In the Name of Allah, the Beneficient, the Merciful

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Him. I testify that Muhammad, sallaLahu alaihi wasallam is His
Messenger and Apostle. May Allah shower his blessings upon him, his household, the Companions and the Taabi'een and those that follow their path until the day of resurrection

Indeed, the best of speeches is that of Allah. The best of guidance is the one provided by the Prophet, sollaLohu 'alaihi wasallam. The worst acts are the ones innovated in the deen. All innovations are misguidance and all misguidance is Hell-fire. May Allah save us from this.

"And we shall test you with sth of fear food n loss of wealth.. Q2v 155"
(Till d end)

Femi Fani-Kayode wrote

"When someone says that God is the author of fatal crashes you know that it is
not the same God that we worship as that person. It is the devil that causes accidents and kills people and not God. You can say that a fatal accident is an act of God only if the devil is your god"

Subhaana Allaah!

Brothers and sisters, I decided to call our attention to this, because I am sure a lot of muslims will get to read this and potentially get misguided. If that is what  Femi Fani-Kayode learns from his religion No problem (that's his problem) but muslims should be careful for these statements opposes the aqeedah of a muslim.

 Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal(rahimahullah) in his treatise
"Usool As-Sunnah" wrote and I quote

 "wa min As-sunnati Al-laazimati aleti man taraka minha khaslatan lam yaqbaluha, wa yu'minubiha, lam yakun min Ahliha"

"And from the sunnah(islam) are issues that are Emphatic(important) that anyone who leaves any part of it, has not accepted sunnah(islam) and he has not believed it and he is not from its people"

And the first of the points the Imam(rahimahullah) raised was

"Al eeman bil'Qadari Khayrihi wa sharihi wa at-tasdiiqi bil haadith feehi, wal eeman biha, La yuqal Lima? Wa Laa kayf? Innama huwa at-tasdiiqi wal eeman biha.

"Belief in devine pre-ordainment of Allah, The good ones and those we percive as evil, and affirming the haadith about it, and believing in it, and not to say:Why? Or How? Verily it is Affirming and believing in it."

And the evidence for this is as  Allah informed us of this in the Qur'an:

[Verily, we have created everything in (predetermined) measure.] Qur'an 54/49

[And there is nothing whatsoever but that its reserves are with us, and we do not send it down except in known measure.] Qur'an 15/21

[No calamity strikes in the earth nor in your selves but that was in a book since before We created it (i.e. the event). That is easy for Allah.] Qur'an 57/22

[No calamity strikes except with the permission of Allah.] Qur'an 64/11

[Say: Nothing will befall us except what Allah had decreed for us, He is our protecting Ally, and upon Allah let the believers depend.] Qur'an 9/51

And evidence from the sunnah is from the popular Lenghty which was reported by AbdulLlah ibn Umar from his father Umar Ibn khattab (will try to quote only the needed portion),  which is in the popular book by  Imam an-Nawawi  Arbaeena Nawawiyyah, where Jubril (Alaihi salam)was said to have asked

 "Inform me about Eeman (faith)." He (the Messenger of Allah) answered, "It is that you believe in Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers and in the Last Day, and in Divide pre-ordainment (qadar), both in its good and in its evil aspects." He said, and he "You have spoken truly

This further emphasizes that the belief in Qadar is from the pillars of eeman, something which if faulty could mean nullification of ones Islam as a whole. I imlplore us all Ikwhan to take out time and learn our religion fundamentally as understood by those who where there when it was revealed understood it and as been passed down over time by its pious adherents(The salaf salih) so as to be protected from the ranting of those who themselves have as their guides nothing, be it from within the fold of Islam or outside it, for with the religion of Allah alone is success.

NB- It is important to know that the ideology FFK has preached above is the ideology of Zoroastrians(The fire worshippers) who believe in two gods  Ahura Mazda (Illuminating Wisdom who they believe is the source of all good) and Angra Mainyu (Destructive Spirit the source of all evil). (See wikipedia)

Masha Allah!

Thursday, 12 September 2013


‘Say: The Truth has come from your Lord. Let him who will, believe it, and let him who will, reject it.’
(al-Kahf 18: 29)

Allahu akbar

Thursday, 5 September 2013


1      which Prophet's father, grandfather and great grandfather were also prophets?

2       Who Is the woman who is mentioned by name in the Noble Quran?

3        What Is the name of the Guardian of Hell fire?

4        what is that act which Allah permits but absolutely detests?

5      How many surahs of the Quran begin with 'Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem?'

Drop your answers as usual! May Allah bless you...


'If any woman asks her husband for divorce without some strong reason, the odour of paradise will be forbidden for her'.

(Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Darimi)

Wednesday, 4 September 2013


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Slowly and surely, the blessed weather changes and Harmattan is upon us already. This season is characterized by dry, flaky and itchy skin, sore throat, cracked feet, numb fingers, runny nose and common cough. To all the Ummus and Abus, the concern is how to ensure that our babies do not contract any ailment that seem to constantly persist in this period. You will all agree with me that it's not a pretty experience when babies and infants develop colds and are in discomfort. As adults, we can adequately manage ourselves to ensure we are comfortable, same cannot be said of our kids, whose aim most times is to disengage themselves from the blanket used in covering them at night.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013


And those who feared their Lord will be led to the Garden in crowds, until behold, they arrive there. Its gates will be opened, and its keepers will say: 'Peace be upon you! You have done well! Enter here, to dwell therein.' (Quran 39:73)

Masha Allah, sometimes our faith skyrockets such that nothing feels impossible to do. And at other times, we feel so low spiritually that all that matters is fulfilling the performance of the five daily prayers and resting... at either times, the thoughts of the beauty of aljannah is enough motivation, enough ginger to make us better Muslims than we already are... even better than we thought we could ever be. oh, the beauty of Jannah, who wouldn't want to be there? Happiness unquantified, peace unparralled, enjoyment galore. Such beauty that Allah has prepared for those who believe and do right that the eyes have never seen, the ears have never heard and even our thoughts have never imagined! ALLAHU AKBAR! ALLAHU AKBAR!


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'You know what Aisha, I think you are so full of crap, you are such a pretender and I will ensure that I deal with you in every way I can. I will summon Halima and Amina and the three of us will treat your mess-up... mmssshew.'  Maryam screamed at Aisha and pointed her index fingers menancingly at her.
Aisha was with her cousin Zainab when she was accosted by Maryam the bully and her cohorts, Halima and Amina.

Monday, 2 September 2013


1- Following which circumstances does taking the ritual bath, ghusl, become necessary?

2- What is the procedure for performing Tayyamum?

3- What is the prayer to be said when rain falls?

Leave your responses in the comment box below... who knows, maybe one day the most consistent correct commenter will receive a delicious gift they just cant refuse... :)