Eid Holiday

In the name of Allah
Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh dear sisters,
Eid is approaching ,we are here to inform you our classes will be closed from October 26 ( Friday ) till October 31 ( Wednesday )
Class will return to regular schedule starting November 1 ( Thursday ) , 2012, in sha Allah
There are some traditional or common Arabic greetings that one may use or come across during Eid : 
The sunnah is to say "Taqabbala Allahu minna wa minkum."
("May Allah accept from us, and from you.")
The other common greetings on Eid days :
"Kul 'am wa enta bi-khair!"
("May every year find you in good health!")
"Eid Mubarak!"
("Blessed Eid!")
"Eid Saeed!"
("Happy Eid!")
Our beloved teachers , jazakum Allahu khairan for your hard work , we thank you for being so patient and work to help the sisters for Allah sake
We ask Allah to accept all your good work , and we also ask HIM to reward you with highest Jannah
we ask HIM to continue to support us, and make things easy for all of us ,ameen
Our beloved sisters , jazakum Allahu khairan for your time and patience , please do not forget our teachers and all Muslims in your duaa
we ask Allah to accept all our work, and help us to with better patience, faith and knowledge , we ask Allah mercy us and continue to guide us on right path
we ask Allah to make our learning easy and succeed in this dunia and akhirah ,ameen
Taqabbal Allaahu minna wa minkum
(May Allaah accept (this worship) from us and from you).
May Allah bless you and your family, Happy Eid !

UPDATE: Fiqh class (Teacher Mohammad)

Assalamu aleikum sisters,
There will be no Fiqh classes by teacher Mohammad since 22nd till 29th of October.
The next class will be on 5th of November 2012 (inshaAllah).

Hadith: Take advantage of five before five others

In the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Ever-Merciful. All Prayers and Blessings of Allah be upon our master, the most noble Prophet Muhammad.
The hadith we are discussing in today’s episode deals with the value of time, especially in the life of youth.
اغتنم خمسا قبل خمس : حياتك قبل موتك ، و صحتك قبل سقمك ، و فراغك قبل شغلك ، و شبابك قبل هرمك ، و غناك قبل فقرك
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A reminder of the transience of life
We need to attend to this hadith with the intention of obeying the Prophet (SAWS) where he advises people to take advantage of five matters before five others: youth before old age, health before falling sick, wealth before poverty, free time before becoming busy and life before death. The hadith is a reminder of the transience and instability of life, hence the necessity of hastening to have things accomplished before it is too late. Many a time have we seen young people dying unexpectedly, others getting disabled due to some accident, while many others becoming homeless or penniless for one reason or another.
The importance of time in Islam
The hadith is probably addressed to the youth who, though in their prime, are heedless of these five matters. We often find young people “killing” their precious time by staying up all night and sleeping till midday, hanging out with friends, partying, etc. This attitude, however, has nothing to do with the concept of time in Islam wherein all acts of worship are associated with time. Take for instance the act of prayer, “Verily, As-Salat (the prayer) is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours” (TMQ, 4:103 ). Fasting is to be observed for “a fixed number of days” (TMQ, 2:184) decided by moon-sighting. Likewise, hajj is performed in “well-known months,” (TMQ, 2:197) and zakat (mandatory alms-giving) is levied when you have a certain amount of property for one full year.
The significance of time is further illustrated in the Qur’an where Allah (SWT) makes different oaths by time in a number of surahs , “By time. Indeed mankind is in loss,” (TMQ, 103:1-2), “By the night when it covers; And (by) the day when it appears,” (TMQ, 92:1-2), “By the dawn; And by the ten nights,” (TMQ, 89:1-2) and many others. This shows the importance of time in Islam. We should regard time as our asset, our capital, so to speak, that we should guard and protect against being carelessly squandered. However, it is so saddening that many muslims are thoughtlessly wasting their time. They are quite oblivious of the fact that the passing seconds, minutes and hours of one’s life are drawing them nearer to the end and are just a mark of one’s ephemeral nature.
Remarkable examples of people aware of the value of time
Contrary to this reckless attitude, our history abounds in outstanding examples of people who were fully aware of the value of time. Abdullah Ibn-Mas’oud (RA) , the well-known companion of the Prophet (SAWS), used to express his utmost regret at a day wherein he wouldn’t be able to add to his good deeds. Al Hassan al-Basri is known for his wise saying that every single day would call out, “O son of Adam! I am a new day. I am witness to your deeds, so make the most of me for I will not return except on the Day of Judgment.” At the age of 16, Usama Ibn-Zayd (RA) was appointed by the Prophet (SAWS) as the leader of the muslim army which comprised such great companions as Abu-Bakr and Omar Ibnul-Khattab (RA). The Prophet (SAWS) must have noted in him some special skills that made him deserve such a dignified post.
Not much older was Muhammad Ibnul-Qassim, an Umayyad general who began, at the age of 17, the conquest of the Sindh and Punjab regions. There is also Zaid Ibn-Thabet (RA) who embraced Islam at the age of ten, learned to read and write when he was 12 and finished memorization of the Qur’an at the age of 14. When he was 16, he learned Hebrew language to be able to deal with the Jews. At the age of 19, he became one of the writers of the Revelation and finally managed to gather the Qur’an when he was 21.
Having taken advantage of the five items in our Prophet’s (SAWS) hadith and paid special attention to the value of time, there is no wonder that the early muslims were leaders of the world. There were such remarkable figures as Ibn-Aqil who wrote “Kitab al-Funun” in 800 volumes, Ibn-Sina (Avicenna), Al-Razi, Ibnul-Nafis, and many others who all excelled in different fields of knowledge.
How to make use of one’s time
Our youth should take these astounding figures as their role models. It is a shame that with these as our forefathers, our nation is still lagging behind. Now let me ask our young generations how far they have made use of their time. Do you realize that your life is but a number of minutes and hours put together? Can you imagine how you will be facing Allah (SWT) on the Day of Judgment with these hours spent on fruitless matters? Remember that you will be held accountable for the long hours you have wasted on unnecessary phone calls, video games, football matches and the like. However, this does not mean that you are not allowed to have fun. You can have as much fun as you wish to renew your energy, but this should never be what your life is all about.
To make the best of your time, you should keep yourself busy, since it’s been said that idle time is the devil’s playground. Having failed to make you sin, Satan will be meddling in your free time and trying by all means to make you waste it unavailingly. He may try to make you forgetful, absent-minded or get you absorbed in daydreams to prevent you from becoming a good productive muslim. As a way out of this, you should have a daily to-do list along with a schedule of carefully planned activities for the whole year. It should include which skills or languages you should be learning, the books to be read, experience to be gained and the goals to be achieved by the end of the year.
In brief, we should all keep our dear Prophet’s (SAWS) advice in mind. We have to take full advantage of our youth, health, wealth, free time and our life in general before it is too late. May Allah reward our Prophet (SAWS) for his precious advice which we should all strive, to the best of our abilities, to act upon.

A New Teacher!

Assalamu aleikum sisters,
We have a new Quran recitation teacher Afaf who is going to teach at Sunday 3:30 am Egypt time.
Everybody is welcome!

About the Teacher:
An Egyptian sister who currently lives in Cairo, Egypt.
Has a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and got certified from Da’wah Institute.
Teacher Of Quran, Tajweed and Tafseer.
Working on ijazah ( Hafs from Asim, Shubah from Assim)

Anti-Islamic film and Sunnah

As Salam Alaikum Brothers & Sisters in Islam :)

Frustrated by the digusting Movie?
 Felt Helpless as to what you can do?
But have you tried to be a better Muslim & follow Sunnah for the Love of Prophet Mohammed sallallahu aleihi wa salam??? MAJORITY DID NOT!

Have enlisted some very basic Sunnahs of every day life that we can follow InshaAllah or if we already doing it but just by doing it with the niyyah of doing Sunnah brings us reward InshaAllah, so now wake up and SHOW YOUR LOVE BY ADDING ATLEAST ONE SUNNAH TOU YOUR LIFE.


1. Wipe the effects of sleep from the face with your hands.
2. Say the supplication for waking up
3. Use a Siwaak
4. Snuff water
5. Wash both hands three times 

1. Supplicate when entering the toilet
2. Enter with the left foot and leave with the right.
3. Do not face the Qiblah while urinating or defecating.
4. Be very careful and clean all the impurity as it is punishable if left off.
5. Supplicate after leaving the toilet

1. Say Bismi Allāh, when you wear or take off your clothes.
2. Start by the right side upon wearing clothes.
3. Upon taking off the clothes, start with the left side then the right.
4. Put shoes on starting with the right foot and take them off starting with the left

1. Say the Du’aa
2. Using Sewak
3. Say As Salam Alaikum.

1. Say Bismillaahi Tawakul Allah

1. Wash the hands
3. Eat with the right hand.
4. Eat from what is in front of you ie. near to you.
5. If some food drops, clean it and then eat it.
6. Eat with three fingers.
7. Not reclining whilst eating.
8. Kneel on one’s shins and front of the feet, or
9. Keep the right leg upright and sit on the left.

After eating:
1. Lick the bowl by the fingers.
2. Say the Dua.
3. Washing the hands after eating.
4. Rinsing the mouth after eating.

1. Say Bismillah.
2. Drink with the right hand;
3. When drinking, breathe outside of the vessel. And do not drink all at once, but rather, take three breaths.
4. Sit while drinking.
5. Say Alhamdulilah after drinking.

1. Dua (Allahuma Bismika Amutoo Wa Ahyaa)
2. Recite the Mu‘awwidhaat (Surahs Ikhlaas, Falaq & Naas) and wipe the body:
3. Recite the Last two Ayahs of Baqarah
4. Recite the Ayat Al Kursi
5. Be in a state of purity (Wudoo).
6. Sleep on our right side.
7. Place the right hand under the right cheek.
8. Do not sleep on the tummy.

1. Begin with Bismillah.
2. Use the Left hand to rinse the Nose.
3. Run the fingers through the Beard once after washing the face.
4. Be economic in using water.
5. Exceed the area of what is obligatory when washing the hands and feet.
6. Upon completing Wudoo recite the supplication.
7. Perform Wudoo at home.
8. Perform 2 Rakats after Wudoo.

1. Before performing the five prayers, the regular Sunnah prayers
2. Upon entering the house.
3. Upon reading the Holy Quran, for changing the smell of the mouth.
4. Upon waking up.
5. Before making ablution (Wudu’).

1. Repeat what the Muazzin is saying except
2. When He says “Haiyaalas Salaah & Haiyaalal Falah”, here we say “Laa hawlaa walaa Quwataa Illaa Billaah”.
3. Immediately following the declaration of faith called by the mu-aththin
4. After that send Salaam to Prophet (Recite Durood Ibrahim).
5. Say the Dua after Adhaan
6. Supplicate during the time between the athan and the iqamah

1. Go early to catch the first row as there is a Reward which is incomparable.
2. Recite the Du'a for going to the Masjid.
3. Walk to the Masjid.
4. Walk with Sakeenah (Calmly) & Waqaar (lower the Gaze), even if the Iqamah has been pronounced.
5. Say the Dua to enter the Masjid
6. Enter with right foot.
7. 7.Offer two rakahs as Tahiyatul Masjid.
8. If arrived early and reciting Qur'an then do so in a low voice to avoid disturbing others.
9. Leave with the left foot.
10. Say the Dua for leaving the Masjid

1. Use Sutra
2. Perform Sunnah Prayers
3. Recite Adhkaar after Tasleem (end of the prayer)
4. Perform voluntary prayers at home.
5. It is recommended to recite Verses to recite in the Fajr Sunnah prayer
>In the first Rak’ah, Surah Al Kaafiroon & Surah Al Ikhlas in 2nd.
6. Take a rest after the Fajr Sunnah prayer.
7. It is Sunnah to sit after Fajr prayer till the shurooq (Sun has risen perfectly).

1. Undertaking Ghusl (total bath
2. Putting on the best and cleanest of clothes.
3. Perfuming oneself.

1. Recite the opening supplication
2. Then Seek refuge in Allah
3. Then recite Bismillah.
4. Say Ameen loudly after reciting AlFaatiah. (only Brothers)
5. Recite a Soorah after Surah Fatiha.
6. Raise the hands at the following times:
• When saying Takbeer Al-Ihraam
• When going into Rukoo’.
• When rising from Rukoo’
• When standing up for the third Rak’ah.’
7. Place the right hand on the left, or grasp the left wrist bone with your right hand.’
8. Place the hands in between the Chest and the navel but not on the Waist.
9. Look towards the place of prostration.
10. Separate your feet to a comfortable distance when standing.
11. The Sunnah is to make the recitation longer in the first rak’ah than in the second.
12. It is Sunnah to sometimes recite a Surah after Surah Fatiha in the last two rakahs of Zuhr, Asr & Isha.

1. Grasp the knees with the hands, while the fingers are apart.
2. Extend the back so that it is flat.
3. The head should be in line with the back without lowering it or raising
4. Keep the upper arms away from the side of the body. °
5. Repeat the Tasbeeh of Bowing more than once (odd no. of times preferably 3).

1. Keep the upper arms away from the side of the body. “
2. Keep the stomach away from the thighs.
3. Ensure the thighs are away from the shins
4. Separate the knees.
5. Keep the feet upright.
6. Ensure the toes face the Qiblah, so that the joints of the toes rest on the floor.
7. Press the feet together for the duration of the prosfration.
8. Place the hands in line with the shoulders or ears.
9. Straighten the hands.
10. 10 Ensure the fingers are close together.’
11. Ensure the fingers are pointing towards the Qiblah.
12. Repeat the Tasbeeh of Prostration more than once (odd no. of times preferably 3)

1. Sit with the left foot flat and right foot upright.
2. In the last Rakat of the Prayer bring the left foot further ahead (below the shin of Right leg) and rest on the Hip.
3. Place the hands on the thighs - the right hand on the right thigh and the left hand on the left thigh - with the fingers Outstretched and close together.’
4. Point with the index finger, during this Tashahliud, from the beginning to the end and connect the thumb with the middle finger to form a circle. Focus the sight on the index finger.

1. Astaghfirul-lah (three times)
2. Allahumma antas-salam waminkas-salam, tabarakta yathal-jalali wal-ikram.
3. La ilaha illal-lahu wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahul-mulku walahul-hamd, wahuwa AAala kulli shayin qadeer, (Three times after every Salah and 10 times after Salatul Maghrib & Fajr)
4. La hawla walaa khuwataa Illa Billa
5. SUBHANA -ALLAH - (33 times).
6. AL HAMDU-LILLAH - (33 times)
7. ALLAHU AKBAR - (33 times).
8. Recite Ayat al Kursi
9. Recite Surahs Ikhlaas, Falaq & Nas once after Salatul Zuhr, Asr & Isha and thrice after Salatul Maghirb & Fajr.

May Allah give us all (Ummah of Prophet sallallahu aleihi wa salam) to Love Him in the true sense and bring his Sunnah into our lives InshaAllah!

As Salam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuhu :)

Courtesy of LEARN ISLAM…