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  1. 3 Things!

    :D I have been wanting to make this game for a long time...and finally, with all the games i see popping out on gawaher, i thought, I'll do it! Here's the rule- you ned to write 7 isalmic facts that none of us have ever heard of before (please mention sources so that we know that it is accurate).....that's right...7 facts! *This will only work if we have lots of participants- because the larger the number, the harder and funner it becomes-- so whose up to the challenge? If you do write a fact and we already know it you don't have to start all over with 7 new facts- you just replace the fact with a different one.... okay.............so who wants to start? :D :D
  2. My Baking Creations!

    :no: friday? is that good for you? yallah invite me over and bake some of that mouth watering stuff you have posted :j: mashaAllah zanzoubs! I didn't know you were a chef! the stuff looks d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s!!! muja the pudding cakes-- now that is indulgence..they look almost sinfully delicious :D YUMMY!! :sl: :sl:
  3. Funny Cats

    :sl: Cuteeeeeeeeeee! Thanks for the laugh :sl:
  4. My Own Blog Finally.

    :D :sl: :no: :j: Mabroooooooooooooooooooooooook, Aunty! InshaAllah, we'll benefit greatly from your blog :D I When I wanted to change the number that was connected to my blog, I pmed uncle dot and he changed it for me :sl: :D
  5. I Did My Shahada Two Days Ago

    :D :sl: :j: :no: a########################w, my new sis in Islam! That's amazing news! Takbir! Allahoo Akbar! Takbir! Allahoo Akbar!! :D :D 2:257 Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light..... Welcome back to Islam! :D :sl: ---Ghareeba!
  6. :sl: :j: for this, May be of the Mutaqeen !! :sl:
  7. Spare Me The Embarassment

    :D I guess he'll want to shake my hand." I'm sitting down in a wedding, trying my best to avoid all non mahrams packing the tables near me. I focus on the decorations (it's charming in the way wedding décor is) and avoid making any serious eye contact with any of the males. Sounds like a simple feat, except for the fact that some guy is walking up right to our table and greeting everybody. I get a little bit anxious. He's probably going to greet me and then, well, probably extend his hand. What am I going to do? I take a sneak peak. He's still standing there, his head bopping up and down, his laugh rumbling all around. He steps a little closer, and suddenly I remember him. That not so religious cousin's cousin's something. Not exactly a close relative at all. Well of course he wouldn't be religious. What else would he be doing here in this mixed wedding. I got stuck coming here but I had my own, personal reasons. I wouldn't have come here if I'd had the chance. He comes one more step closer. I decide to spare him the embarrassment and extend my hand to shake his. He shakes it back. I sit back down on my chair and pretty soon, he's joining our table too. He begins to talk with the other people and I decide to send him the message that I don't talk to strangers. Even familiar strangers. I put my hand down, turn away from the trifling talk, look down at the table and suddenly, spot a sibha. Strange, who would have brought that along to a wedding? Is there actually anybody else here, besides me, who is remotely religious? Minutes pass. And my ears pick up on something. They're discussing ahadith. The people in my table, who had been discussing fashion minutes before, are now discussing ahadith. How did that happen? He's talking now. And it slowly, slowly, seeps into my consciousness. The sibha is his. He's the one who started the discussion. And then, horror washes over me, burying me under waves of shame. He didn't extend his hand to shake my hand. He didn't really greet me. I extended my own. I try to convince myself that he was coming close to me. Even though a terrible, choking realization that he'd only come close to me because my brother was standing next to me is starting to dawn on me. He hadn't shaken my mother's hand. He'd shaken my uncle's, my brother's, my male relative's. But no! It couldn't be. I couldn't have done that. I couldn't have been the person who extended her hand to a person who doesn't shake hands. He must have been intending to shake my hand. He didn't put his away when I put mine out. He didn't use to care. He didn't use to be religious. And then, I see her. A woman coming near our table. I don't recognize her, but everybody else jumps to their feet to welcome her. Everybody except him. She shakes everybody's hand, but he doesn't stand up. He doesn't shake hands. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Often, we find ourselves in difficult and akward situations. We choose the easy way out- instead of "embarrassing" a person/ourselves we do something we normally wouldn't do. But how do we know what da other person is thinking? How do we know that we're not actually embarassing them when we choose "not to"? What if, for instance in this story, that person didn't want to shake your hand. What if you're both doing something wrong to prevent the other person from being embarrassed? It's sad. We get embarassed from religion and not embarassed from Allah. :D
  8. To The Talented

    I wrote a letter once before in my blog. It was to the witty people. And now, I have a new letter. It is to the talented people. Please do not read this if you are not talented. :D wa rahmat Allah wa barakatoo, I have asked only you to read this…I don't want anybody else to read this because this is meant only for the VIP. Yes, we talented people are VIP- we really are very important people. You know why? Because we are the hope of the Ummah. As a talented person, you are a special person. You are a person different from others…Did you ever wonder why? Why am I good at this? Why do people always compliment me about this? Did it ever occur to you that Allah gave you that talent for a reason ….? Imagine if the president of your country came up to you one day and said…. “ _________________, your country needs your extraordinary and exceptional abilities.” How would you feel? Pretty great, right? What if it was the prophet (Sallah Allahoo alyhee wa salam) who asked you to do something for the Ummah. Wouldn’t you feel soooooooooooo special? Wouldn’t you jump at the chance? Now imagine if the prophet (Salla Allahoo alyhee wa salam) asked you: what have you done for Islam? And you have nothing to tell him (Salla Allahoo alyhee wa salam). How would that feel? The truth is…..i hope everybody views this thread. I know I specifically said only the talented people, but guess what? Everybody is talented. I believe each and every single member on gawaher, each and every single Muslim in the world is talented…you have something that makes you special- regardless of what it is, there is some gift you were given. And the Ummah needs you and your talent! We need to stop denying our talents. We need to start utilizing them. Maybe you don't believe what I'm saying…but let me tell you what a talent is:
  9. I Let Her Have It

    :D I pounce on her. I’ve been salivating all day, dreaming of those six pieces of heaven, that one bar of pure bliss and chocolate ecstasy, and it’s not there. Five grocery bags. Two packs of spaghetti, one bag of frozen peas, a bag that smells suspiciously of sardine, a ####tail of tropical fruits, and some other healthy stuff. Not what I was looking for. A packet of chips for my brother, a pack of gum for my older sister. And nothing for me. :D I can’t believe it. She asked me this morning before I went to school what I wanted and I specifically asked her for a Galaxy bar. One galaxy bar. Everybody else got what they wanted. Except for me. :D I let her have it. :D “Mom, where’s my galaxy bar? I asked you for it this morning. I told you I haven’t had any dessert for the past week, and what? You get everybody else their treats. Ali ate chips yesterday, but you still go and buy him a pack today. It’s not fair.†:D She tries to interrupt me, but I won’t have it. I don’t want to hear any of her excuses. It’s not fair. They always get what they want and the one time I ask for something, I don’t get it. I had a horrible day at school. All I wanted was some chocolate but no, nothing. I feel the shameful tears of frustration threatening to fall. I choke back the tears. I don’t want to cry in front of her. But they’re going to fall. I run up the stairs and slam the door. I dump my backpack on the ground, reach for my pj’s, and then…stare. My appetite vanishes. There on my pillow are two Galaxy bars. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." [Ambrose Bierce] p.s. not a real story but a true one nevertheless....
  10. Perfect,perfect Music.................

    :sl: Perfect! And true! Ma'shaAllah. Jazak Allah for sharing, :sl:
  11. I Wish...

    :sl: Loved that! Ma'shaAllah!! How i wish for it too!! Ma'shaAllah, i really like how you make your posts very eye-catching, Ma'shaAllah! :sl:
  12. He Was A Singer, Now A Muathen

    :sl: Ma'shaAllah! Allahoo Akbar! Wa lilahil Hamid- To Allah is all Thanks! Beautiful!SubhanAllah, truly Allah guides Who He Wills... :j: for sharing, :sl:
  13. This Tree Is A Parable Of Life Itself

    :sl: La illah illa Allah! This was an excellent post, Jazak Allah koli khair! May we be among the ones whose faith are as firm as trees :j: :sl:
  14. A Little Miracle

    :sl: This aya comes to mind :) سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ [using large font size is not allowed] 41:53 Soon will We show them our Signs in the (furthest) regions (of the earth), and in their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that thy Lord doth witness all things? :j: :sl:
  15. To My Muslim Sisters

    :j: Wow!! To confess, I was skeptical at first as to the real author of the writing, but I went to her wordpress blog and yeah..Wow! SubhanAllah! May Allah guide her :sl: :) for sharing, :sl:
  16. The Story Of My 5 Dhs

    :D Well this is a true story that happened to me-it was suggested by a friend that i share it with others, so don't complain to me :D A few weeks ago, right before exam time, I lost my wallet. Not a big deal except it had my university ID and my twin's (which we needed in order to take any of our university exams) and 200 Dhs (which is a lot, considering the fact that I don’t work, and despise asking my parents for money). :sl: I couldn't find it. I searched the house over and over again. :sl: I got the whole family to raid the house with me—but alas, I just couldn't find it. After several days of this, I was almost ready to give up. Then, my big sister asked me to go with her to this store to buy some pizza sauce (as she was baking). I had nothing else to do, and since she was broke but I still had 50 dhs, I settled on going with her. :j: While I was there, I found this little charity box and decided to pay 5 dhs. 5 minutes later, we were on the way home, when we noticed our brother walking beside us. By car, we were only 2 minutes away from the home, but by walking, my brother still had 15-20 minutes of walking left. He noticed us and jumped for joy and we let him in the car. He came in--- and maybe 30 seconds later, after rummaging around and burying his head in the back of the car, all of a sudden, he was like "HEY!! Here's your wallet!!" It was found!! My money was inside and so was my ID card…….SubhanAllah, :) right after I gave away 5 dhs, I got it all back. 34:39 Say: “Behold, my Sustainer grants abundant sustenance, or gives it in scant measure, unto whomever He wills of His servants; and whatever it be that you spend on others, He [always] replaces it: for He is the best of providers.†Þõáú Åöäøó ÑóÈøöí íóÈúÓõØõ ÇáÑøöÒúÞó áöãóä íóÔóÇà ãöäú ÚöÈóÇÃöåö æóíóÞúÃöÑõ áóåõ æóãóÇ ÃóäÃóÞúÊõã ãøöä ÔóíúÃò Ãóåõæó íõÎúáöÃõåõ æóåõæó ÎóíúÑõ ÇáÑøóÇÒöÞöíäó ) [using large font size is not allowed] :)
  17. The Story Of My 5 Dhs

    :D :sl: :j: :) I love those verses, SubhanAllah!! Jazaki Allah for sharing!! I'd like to add something: I am aware of the fact that you are not supposed to tell others the money you give-- it should be secretly done. There is the hadith that our left hand shouldn't know what your right hand gives. However, i once saw a scholar on t.v. and he said sometimes you should let people know that you gave money to encourage them to give. He said that when people know that others give, they are more likely to get up and realize that there are opportunities for them to give and that good things will happen to them. Allah Subahnhoo Ta'ala knows what my intention was when i wrote this thread :D But please don't think i'm telling you to write how much you give or anything :sl: :)
  18. He Is My Father

    :D I haven't been here for a while, just popped in and saw this--- it's soooo sweet, :) Ma'shaAllah!! I loved it!! Did you show it to your daddy? i bet he'll :sl: love it too, Ma'shaAllah!! May Allah protect your family for you and always let you have each other :j: Jazaki Allah for sharing, :) :sl:
  19. The Results Of Approaching And Understanding

    :D That was an excellent article- a great reminder and it definitely leaves the person with a lot to think about. Indeed, the Qu'ran is still the same! Allahoo Akbar- the answers and the path lies right infront of us! Jazak Allah koli khair! :D
  20. My Mother Died Today

    :D Inna lilahee wa inna ilayhee ra'joun. Ya Ghafir Al dhambi, forgive her for all that she has done. Ya Rahman, Ya Raheem, she is at Your Mercy now and You are the Most Merciful. Forgive her! Make her grave a garden of paradise. Grant her jannatul firdaous! Ya Rahman, Ya Raheem, grant her family and uncle dot the patience to endure this trial- grant them guidance and wisdom to accept what they can not change and peace to accept what has happened. Let them remember the good memories and let them heal quickly. Ya Allah, reunite them in jannatul firdaus, Ya Arham ArRahameen. I am very sorry to hear about your loss, but Alhamdillah, she is no longer suffering, she will be in my adeya, :D
  21. Please Pray For My Son

    :D La hawla wa la qowata illah billah!! Ameen! Ameen! Ameen! ameen to all the other adeya too, InshaAllah, i'll keep him in my adeya! :D
  22. ~ Words Of The Wise Ones ~

    :D MashaAllah, i love this thread. Jazaki Allah koli khair!! :D inshaAllah, i'll be sending my friends a quote every week or so :D :D
  23. :D I live in the UAE too :D welcome to the forum, inshaAllah, you'll learn lots and enjoy your stay here! :D See you around, inshaAllah :D :D :D
  24. And So I Finally Joined..

    :D welcome to Gawaher :D :D :D :D InshaAllah, you will gain a lot of knowledge from this forum and enjoy yourself here :D :D don't forget to stop by at the sister's room :D :D
  25. Newbie

    :D wa rahmat Allah wa baraktoo, :D :D :D :D welcome to the forum. InshaAllah, you'll enjoy your stay here and learn lots :D looking forward to seeing your posts, :D