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Zainuddin Shariff

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  1. Beards

    There are two differing opinions regarding beard as mentioned by one of our brother above. Some say it's fard and some it's only sunnah fitrah. I have met an 'Ulama who don't have beard and is clean shaven . When i followed his every courses during his stay in my country i noticed him to be humble, courteous, knowlegeable and even shows leadership qualities. He is of the opinion that it's only sunnah and not fard. Sadly i did'nt taped that lecture concerning the beard so i could'nt really remember the dalil that he put forward. But the point i'm trying to make is that if keeping beard is considered as fard then by all means keep it but if any muslim brother begs to diiffer and regards it as sunnah only then let's not his drag on into debate. This topic had been discussed many times in this forum but it seems that there's no end to it. Repeating it over and over again is redundant and accusing a muslim brother without beard as a sign of homosexuality is not helping in building a strong Uhuwwah Islamiyah.
  2. Remedies From The Holy Quran

    Following the sunnah of our beloved Prophet s.a.w and his Shahabah is the best assurance that we do not fall into 'bidi'ah'. The Qur'an should be read and practice that is the remedy. The sunnah should be understood and practice. Without both then we cannot say that we are following His Deen.
  3. Shaikh Sudais' Soulful Voice - Any Fans Here?

    During my Haj a few yrs back everytime i performed the jama'ah prayer in Masjidil Haram i always hope in my heart that Sheikh Sodais will lead us. I love his voice and the way he recites the Holy Qur'an. Subhanallah.
  4. The 9/10 Principle

    The 90/10 principle is easier said then done. As humans we tend to react emotionally and in haste when sudden events happenned. But with 'iman' and 'taqwa' we muslims should be able to accomplished the 90/10 principle. Insyashallah.
  5. The 9/10 Principle

    My younger brother forwarde this to me. Thought i would share this with u all. Pls bear with the lengthy piece. The 90/10 Principle > >by Stephen Covey > >Discover the 90/10 Principle. It will change your life. > >What is the 90/10 Principle? >10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by >how you react. >What does this mean? We really have no control over 10% of what happens to >us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane will be late >arriving, which throws our whole schedule off. A driver may cut us off in >traffic. We have no control over this 10%. The other 90% is different. You >determine the other 90%. How? By your reaction. You cannot control a red >light, but you can control your reaction. Don't let people fool you; YOU >can control how you react. >Let's use an example. You are eating breakfast with your family. Your >daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt. You have no >control over what just what happened. What happens when the next will be >determined by how you react. You curse. You harshly scold your daughter >for knocking the cup over. She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, >you turn to your spouse and criticize her for placing the cup too close to >the edge of the table. A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs >and change your shirt. Back downstairs, you find your daughter has been >too busy crying to finish breakfast and get ready for school. She misses >the bus. Your spouse must leave immediately for work. You rush to the car >and drive your daughter to school. Because you are late, you drive 40 >miles an hour in a 30 mph speed limit. After a 15-minute delay and >throwing $60 traffic fine away, you arrive at school. Your daughter runs >into the building without saying goodbye. After arriving at the office 20 >minutes late, you find you forgot your briefcase. Your day has started >terribly. As it continues, it seems to get worse and worse. You look >forward to coming home, When you arrive home, you find a small wedge in >your relationship with your spouse and daughter. Why? Because of how you >reacted in the morning. >Why did you have a bad day? >A) Did the coffee cause it? >B) Did your daughter cause it? >C) Did the policeman cause it? >D) Did you cause it? >The answer is D. You had no control over what happened with the coffee. >How you reacted in those 5 seconds is what caused your bad day. Here is >what could have and should have happened. Coffee splashes over you. Your >daughter is about to cry. You gently say, "It's ok honey, you just need,to >be more careful next time." Grabbing a towel you rush upstairs. After >grabbing a new shirt and your briefcase, you come back down in time to >look through the window and see your child getting on the bus. She turns >and waves.You arrive 5 minutes early and cheerfully greet the staff. Your >boss comments on how good the day you are having. >Notice the difference? Two different scenarios. Both started the same. >Both ended different. Why? Because of how you REACTED. You really do not >have any control over 10% of what happens. The other 90% was determined by >your reaction. >Here are some ways to apply the 90/10 principle. If someone says something >negative about you, don't be a sponge. Let the attack roll off like water >on glass. You don't have to let the negative comment affect you! React >properly and it will not ruin your day. A wrong reaction could result in >losing a friend, being fired, getting stressed out etc. >How do you react if someone cuts you off in traffic? Do you lose your >temper? Pound on the steering wheel? A friend of mine had the steering >wheel fall off! Do you curse? Does your blood pressure skyrocket? Do you >try and bump them? WHO CARES if you arrive ten seconds later at work? Why >let the cars ruin your drive? Remember the 90/10 principle, and do not >worry about it. >You are told you lost your job. Why lose sleep and get irritated? It will >work out. Use your worrying energy and time into finding another job. The >plane is late; it is going to mangle your schedule for the day. Why take >out your frustration on the flight attendant? She has no control over what >is going on. Use your time to study, get to know the other passenger. Why >get stressed out? It will just make things worse. > >Now you know the 90-10 principle. Apply it and you will be amazed at the >results. You will lose nothing if you try it. The 90-10 principle is >incredible. Very few know and apply this principle. The result? Millions >of people are suffering from undeserved stress, trials, problems and >heartache. There never seem to be a success in life. Bad days follow bad >days. Terrible things seem to be constantly happening. There is constant >stress, lack of joy, and broken relationships. Worry consumes time. Anger >breaks friendships and life seems dreary and is not enjoyed to the >fullest. Friends are lost. Life is a bore and often seems cruel. > >Does this describe you? If so, do not be discouraged. You can be >different! Understand and apply the 90/10 principle. It will change your >life.
  6. eating before the prayer?

    It is sunnah to eat first before going for prayer during E'id fithri and sunnah to refrain from eating before going for prayer during E'id Adha. :D
  7. Beautiful Miracles in Hajj

    After reading the incident above, i almost cried also. It must be a wonderful feeling when a person do the do'a and Allah answers instantly thru' his 'ayah'. It's a feeling i had missed for so long. :D
  8. So what day are you guys having Eid?

    Eid on Friday here. But sadly not able to slaughter on the same day due to shipment problems. Most probably 'Qurban' will be on Sunday if everything goes well. Insayallah.
  9. Tsunami Victims harrased.....

    No it is not. There is no compulsion in religion (Islam). Any muslim that resorts to such underhand tactics will not derive any fruits out of the converts if assuming what u mentioned above did happenned. If it did they are going against the teachings of Islam. Any muslim in this board will be able to verify what i had stressed above.
  10. i think i was touched

    Actually sister the dream i mentioned abv happened 20 over yrs ago when i was still young and know nuts about Islam. So it really did'nt occurred to me that it was a sign to repent. At present i had many sins which i hope Allah s.w.t. will forgive me. Thank you for the encouragements to repent. :D
  11. i think i was touched

    I may be out of topic but since dreams is also in discussions here i would like to share a dream so real that it is implanted in my mind till this day. In the dream that i had, i was running from a cobra that was chasing me. I ran and ran in the woods or forest maybe, and finally i reach a big trunk of a tree that had fallen down. Feeling tired and assured that i'm safe i sat down on the trunk panting. The next moment when i turned to my right the cobra was right beside me waiting and it pounced me right between my chest. It makes a horrible vicious sound when it does that and i could still vividly remembered it. I woked up from my dream and thank Allah s.w.t. it was only a dream. But something shocking was revealed after a few weeks. I realised it one day when i was feelling itchy on the chest and started to rub. Yes, on the same spot that the cobra in the dream bite me. It had dried out and the dried part started to peel off. The itchiness is a result of my skin starting to cure from the bite. And surprisingly ther was a mark on my chest. It's V shaped. The reasons i did'nt noticed it earlier becoz i don't fee any itchiness until after a few weeks and also the hairs on my chest covered it up. It sounded real does'nt it. But it's only a dream. :D
  12. good notebook computers

    IBM and Toshiba are the favourites.
  13. i think i was touched

    I really do sympathise with your dilemma. It'a not going to be easy when somebody 'touched' you, if it did happenned. It's going to haunt you for the rest of your life. Seeing that u yourself have doubts, that doubts must be addressed. In this kind of situations your only alternaitve is to seek Allah's help. Do the prayers earnestly and the do'a and ask Him to show u the way out. Insyahallah He will come to your assistance. Treat this as a test from Him. And remember that there are others who had gone thru' even worst then u. They had been raped, killed and had to suffered humiliations. U must be strong and there's no other way to achieved that except by confiding in Allah s.w.t. I will pray for u. Insyahallah u will be fine. :D
  14. Why do u not grow a beard?

    Alhamdulillah, good post brother. What we muslims should concentrate on is to emulate our beloved Prophet's character. His humbleness, soft spoken and firmed when the situation demands it, his sunnah of mingling with the shahabah and his wives, his dealing with the kuffars, his love for the ummah, etc. The scholars differs in their opinions regarding growing beard for men. To me those who says it's obligatory then by all means follow it and those who says it's not then so be it. But never never discouraged any muslims who wanted to grow a beard and never never look down upon those who do not agrees it's obligatory. Wallahu 'alam. :D
  15. Allah is showing everyone!

    Assalam mu'alaikum brother, i'm lost here. Could u kindly clarify exactly what u meant by the abv statement. :D