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  1. Abu Lahab

    :D We know how Abu Jahl died...he was killed in Badr by two youth, Muaaz (RA) and Muawwaz (RA). What about Abu Lahab? How did he die? :D
  2. Random Incoherence

    :sl: ICK! I really detest the flyers... me and my little brother would always argue because of that since he was a Flyers fan. random: Internet had started acting wonky for the last few days >_>
  3. Bush Dodges A Shoe

    :sl: I agree, he had the guts to do what so many just think of doing.
  4. Random Incoherence

    :sl: Hmm... interesting. I should probably get some flavoured ones then :no: random: I enjoyed reading the latest naruto chapter o_o :sl:
  5. Random Incoherence

    :sl: Cool :no: I haven't eaten oatmeal in a while since hubby dear doesn't like it. His face goes from ^_^ to T_T when he sees it :sl:
  6. Random Incoherence

    :no: Hehe true :D but I like the word 'Incoherence' :sl: :j: I hope you have a fine and safe trip in the spanking new van!!! oh yeah, eat a triple choc chip cookie on my behalf hehe. random: I think I may actually be allergic to cats! :sl:
  7. Is It Twelve Or Thirteen?

    :sl: Haha, waiyyakum.. though I must admit it did take a while for me to get it :sl:
  8. Random Incoherence

    :sl: I hate to admit it but you're absolutely right >_> the Habs have that very same habit. Lol actually any team I cheer for! Perhaps it's best if I pretend I'm not cheering for them :sl: SA at the moment is concentrating more on 2010 Fifa world cup. Hehe, I wonder how many Muslims will come all the way here to watch?
  9. Is It Twelve Or Thirteen?

    :sl: amma, I saw you called out for me (the genius), so I thought I will post an explanation. here is what I made out of it. ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_img18.imageshack.us/img18/9842/explu.jpg[/img] :sl:
  10. Random Incoherence

    :sl: Lakers is basketball isn't it? Hm I don't like it much :no: I think Basketball would be much more fun if all he players weren't so TALL. haha, not trying to provoke anyone :j: "Laughs" just comes out as if its normal. I'm more of a cricket person atm, though SA is playing pathetically against Australia :sl:
  11. Random Incoherence

    :sl: random: kept walking up while sleeping at night... so have a huge headache :sl: I think maybe I'll just go back to sleep. Did the Oilers win or the Laughs prevailed?
  12. Destiny And The Dua

    :sl: I know exactly what you mean as many times when making duaa I face the same dilemma. I personally feel that Allah should be the one we can say anything to. He is the one who knows what is in our hearts, our deepest thoughts and secrets. Allah loves us more than a mother can love her child; surely we can plead with Him as we would with our mothers then? Ultimately it is Allah Ta'aalah who knows what is best for us, but to ask of Him is what is wanted from us. Perhaps there are times that a certain duaa is not accepted as that is not what is best for us. Still, we shall get the reward for that dua. Allah answers all the duas of his sincere servants, whether the result is seen to us or not. The following ahadeeth are :sl: a reminder to us all :no: "There is nothing more dear to Allah Ta’ala than a servant making dua to him." [at Tirmidhi] "The person who does not ask from Allah Ta’ala, Allah Ta’ala becomes angry with him." [at Tirmidhi, Ahmad] "The dua of a Muslim for his brother (in Islam) in his absence is readily accepted, an angel is appointed to his side, whenever he makes a beneficial dua for his brother the appointed angel says "aameen and may you also be blessed with the same". [sahih Muslim] "Dua is the essence of Ibadah (worship)." [at Tirmdhi, Ahmad] "If you ask, ask Allah and if you seek help, seek help from Allah." [at Tirmdhi, Ahmad] "O my servants, were the first of you and last of you, the human of you and jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request from me, and were I to give everyone what they requested, that would not decrease what I have anymore than a needle decreases the sea if put into it." [sahih Muslim] "The invocation of any one of you is granted [by Allah] as long as he does not show impatience by saying "I have invoked Allah but my request has not been answered." [sahih al-Bukhari, Muslim] "Any muslim who supplicates to Allah in a Du'a which contains no sin breaking of kinship, Allah will give him one of three things: either his Du`a will be immediately answered or, it will be saved for him in the hereafter, or it will turn away an equivalent amount of evil (from him)" The companions said "so we will ask for more" he replied, "Allah is more [generous]." [at-Tirmidhi, Ahmad] "Ask and you will be given, ask you will be given" [at-Tirmidhi] "For any one among you, if the door of acceptance of du`a is opened, then the doors of His Mercy are also opened. The best du`a Allah likes is the one in which the caller asks for the goodness of this world and the goodness of the next world." [at-Tirmidhi, al-Hakim] "Du'a is a weapon of a believer, a pillar of religion, and a light of the heavens and the earth." [al-Hakim] "Nothing prevents predestination except Du'a, and nothing stretches the age except righteousness." [at-Tirmidhi] "Do not feel hopeless with Du'a, since nobody is to be annihilated with Du'a." [ibn Hiban] "Abu Darda' (radiAllahu anhu) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, salAllahu alayhi wasalam, saying, "Whenever a Muslim supplicates for his (Muslim) brother in his absence, the angels say: `May the same be for you too." [Muslim, 1494] "Abu Darda' (RadiAllahu anhu) reported: The Messenger of Allah, SalAllahu alayhi wasalam, said, "The supplication of a Muslim for his (Muslim) brother in his absence will certainly be answered. Everytime he makes a supplication for good for his brother, the angel appointed for this particular task says: `A meen! May it be for you, too." [Muslim, 1495] An-Numan bin Bashir (radiAllahu anhum) narrated that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) said: "Verily, Supplication is worship." [al-Arba'a (the four), at-Tirmidhi] Abu Hurairah(radiAllahu anhum) narrated that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) said: "Nothing is more honorable (most liked) before Allah (Ta'ala) than Supplication." [at-Tirmidhi, ibn Hibban and al-Hakim]
  13. Random Incoherence

    :sl: :no: Mommy :j: Yeah, we even got wifi working now, yay! random: My cat Crystal is having kittens! :sl:
  14. How Many Faces Can You Find?

    :no: Ack, no matter how many times I try, I still only see 12 :sl: I'm not a genius :sl: j/k
  15. Islam in CANADA!!!

    :no: 40,000? :sl: lol that is a lot for me as the small town/village I'm living in right now probably has 1000 people, plus or minus. Haha, it's one of those small towns that you get when you take the exit of a highway when you need to fill up on gas or buy something. :j: we got a masjid here, it's minaret can be seen from the highway so many travellers stop by for their salah. Yep, Africa, South Africa to be precise, as my husband is studying here, :D. :D We'll probably be moving back to Canada after though, the west side I think :D Maybe Edmonton, UmAhmad? haha :sl: That would be cool though since I've only been to three provinces, Quebec (home!!), Ontario and New Brunswick. NB I must say is like really old styled ^_^ But yes, I think since I've been around other countries, it's only fair that I see more of my birth country!
  16. Random Incoherence

    :no: Well the weather here like I mentioned in the Canada thread is... grey :sl: It supposed to be summer! Heh, the only season I can decipher here is spring, because that's when the Jacaranda trees are in full bloom :D :j: they look so beautiful, and the streets look like they are really a purple carpet! ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_i340.11chan(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/albums/o343/trantrungtri1980/jacaranda.jpg[/img] Buuuut besides that, it's usually grey most of the time, makes it rather annoying for when I want to do the laundry. It's nice in someways I guess :sl: Not too hot to go outside and walk in a burqa!
  17. Islam in CANADA!!!

    :sl: Haha well actually when I first moved to SA (at which time it was nearing Spring/Summer) I was saying the same thing... how can people live in such extreme heat! But one thing I'm grateful to Allah about Canada is that at least the seasons totally represent themselves. It's summer here right now in SA, yet outside it's cloudy and misty, what would be a typical Canadian autumn morning... not what should be an African summer morning! :sl: Hm, well if you'll be visiting the masjid that my second eldest brother teaches in, I'm positive you'll feel your nervousness float away easily :j: But :no: everything will be fine. Hehe, actually I find it a tiny bit funny hearing Mississauga being called a big city since I've lived in bigger ones... hm but I reckon it's waaaay bigger than where I live right now! I don't remember much of it though since my brothers weren't living there when I was still in Canada... though compared to GTA I remember it was clean!!!.
  18. Islam in CANADA!!!

    :sl: I was in Canada from Dec 18 til Jan 24 this year to visit UmAhmad and my dad and brothers :D :j: very different from South Africa!! Last time I had gone to visit was in Autumn, but this time my husband and I went right in winter, haha. Even after being a Canuck and spending 18 years in Canada, the cold weather and snow definetely caught me by surprise! Was freezing! The best part though was that apart from my parents and two cousins, no one knew that my husband and I were coming! We definetely surprised loads of people, including my grandparents. It was nice though; I noticed there are loads more Muslims in my own neighbourhood! On my streets there are I think four Muslim families; when I was growing up there was only my family. It was really cute that even on the coldest days the little kids would come all bundled up to the masjid to attend their Quran classes :D I got to see students who I had taught when they were eight; now all so grown up :sl: Hm I didn't get to visit Mississauga where my brothers lived though, :no: next time! I can't wait to see where they live and the masjids they go too, haha I've heard a lot from UmAhmad about them :D
  19. Random Incoherence

    Here this for randomness - My husband (finally) has gone to get a learner's license. I'm making lots of duas he passes :sl: edit: Oh! And a fun-fact... last month and this month, both have the 13th on a Friday :sl: Hehe :no: such superstitions have no basis in Islam :j:
  20. The Good Samaritian Redux.

    :sl: :j: how inspiring :sl: May Allah bless that 'Muslim immigrant from an Arab country'. :no: his good conduct with his neighbours will bear fruit, and hopefully we'll all learn a lesson as well.
  21. Random Incoherence

    :sl: :sl: I actually got it from a lecture I just listened to today called 'the need for a pure heart'.
  22. Random Incoherence

    :sl: Lol well my mom was still around :no: Hm, alright :sl: he's too busy to come on forums though.
  23. Random Incoherence

    :sl: WOAH! I really cannot believe this thread is alive.. Kudos, HB :no: Erm yeah.. was on a loooong vacation from IF... but I'm back :sl:!
  24. Do You Put God Before Humanity?

    Salaam Well, I obviously voted for option one, that is, 'YES'. As a Muslim, there is no other reply I would give. A Muslim is a person who submits to the will of Allah (God); even if at the moment something doesn't seem as how one would like it, in the end, it is in the wisdom of Allah which one should place their utmost trust in. Off topic, but this just reminded me of something my husband mentioned to me just yesterday. For a Muslim, everything is an 'ibadah' (act of worship) to Allah if one has the correct intention. If a person is as you mentioned, ie caring, has empathy etc, and also keeps in mind that these qualities said person has is for the pleasure of Allah, then this will be taken as an act of worship, even if it is something as simple as a wife or husband waiting for their spouse. Haha, now putting in the words 'sucking up' makes a perfectly pleasant idea of worshiping Allah sound greedy, but a Muslim, nay the whole of humanity including humans, animals, plants etc, all of us are the slaves of Allah. It is only natural that a slave would want to please his/her Master and earn his/her Master's love. Still, as a Muslim, one should always try to keep the intention that they are engaging in worshiping Allah for the sole reason that He created us for that very reason.
  25. Giving Ghusl To A Mayyat

    :D So, what are your answers? I personally have helped give ghusl to one mayyat...at first i felt a little creeped outr, but then afterwards i realised that it was just a person who could not do ghusl themselves, and i was helping them...and i found out the rewards of doing it as well... and then i thought, wouldn't i want someone to give me ghusl and not feel wierd about it...so i shouldn;t feel that way first...anyway..... :D