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  1. For all you M.Utd Fans

    Q: Did you hear that the Post Office just recalled their latest stamps? A: They had pictures of Manchester United Players on them ... and people couldn't figure out which side to spit on. Q: What do you call 20 Manchester United Fans skydiving from an aeroplane? A: Diahorrea Q: What do you call a Man Utd season ticket holder? A: Scenery... Q: What's the difference between listening to Alex Ferguson's after-match interview and childbirth? A: One's an extremely painful almost unbearable experience, and the other one's just having a baby. Q: What would David Beckham's name be if he was a Spice Girl? A: Waste of Spice ------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 man Utd fans in London (at Home) walked past a shop and saw the sign- Shirts 50p Trousers £1. One said 'great value! lets buy some.' Other says 'don't let them know we're Man u fans or they'll try to rip us off.' So they hide their scarves. They entered shop and asked for 6 shirts each & 6 pairs of trousers each. The assistant asked "are you Man u fans" to which they replied "yes". He said 'bugger off this is a launderette.' --------------------------------------------------------
  2. Top 8 morons

    Top 8 Morons of 2002 1. WILL THE REAL DUMMY PLEASE STAND UP? AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it's not Walter who's lacking intelligence. 2. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS: Police in Oakland, California spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them in the police line, shouting, "Please come out and give yourself up." 3. WHAT WAS PLAN B??? An Illinois man, pretending to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist and forced him to drive to two different automated teller machines, wherein the kidnapper proceeded to withdraw money from own his bank accounts. 4. THE GETAWAY! A man walked into a Topeka, Kansas Kwik Stop, and asked for all the money in the cash drawer. Apparently, the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk and worked at the counter himself for three hours until police showed up and grabbed him. 5. DID I SAY THAT??? Police in Los Angeles had good luck with a robbery suspect who just couldn't control himself during a line-up. When detectives asked each man in the line-up to repeat the words: "Give me all your money or I'll shoot," the man shouted, "That's not what I said!" 6. ARE WE COMMUNICATING?? A man spoke frantically into the phone, "My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart!" "Is this her first child?" the doctor asked. "No!" the man shouted, "This is her husband!" 7. NOT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED!! In Modesto, California, Steven Richard King was arrested for trying to hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon. King used a thumb and a finger to simulate a gun, but unfortunately, he failed to keep his hand in his pocket.(hellllllooooooo!) 8. THE GRAND FINALE Last summer, down on Lake Isabella, located in the high desert, an hour east of Bakersfield, California, some folks, new to boating, were having a problem. No matter how hard they tried, they couldn't get their brand new 22 ft. boat going. It was very sluggish in almost every manoeuvre, no matter how much power was applied. After about an hour of trying to make it go, they putted to a nearby marina, thinking someone there could tell them what was wrong. A thorough topside check revealed everything in perfect working condition. The engine ran fine, the out drive went up and down, and the prop was the correct size and pitch. So, one of the marina guys jumped in the water to check underneath. He came up choking on water, he was laughing so hard. NOW REMEMBER...THIS IS TRUE ... Under the boat, still strapped securely in place, was the trailer Bonus A would be robber James Elliott from Long Beach, California killed himself when his .38 calibre revolver failed to fire, Mr Elliott apparently peered down the barrel and then tried the trigger again. This time it worked.
  3. Some funny Quotes

    Marriage My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met. Rodney Dangerfield Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a whole day. Mickey Rooney In olden times, sacrifices were made at the altar, a practice that still continues. Helen Rowland I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry. Rita Rudner Age As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two... Sir Norman Wisdom You know you're getting fat when you can pinch an inch on your forehead. John Mendoza Children The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children. Clarence Darrow The trouble with children is that they're not returnable. Quentin Crisp here are only two things a child will share willingly -- communicable diseases and his mother's age. Benjamin Spock I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away. Nancy Mitford We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up. Phyllis Diller Politics A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar. H. L. Mencken Politicians are wonderful people as long as they stay away from things they don't understand, such as working for a living. P. J. ORourke Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary. Robert Louis Stevenson Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. Ronald Reagan
  4. Sabr or Shukr, the Worry Stops Here by Muhammad Alshareef, khutbah(contact admin if its a beneficial link) Aasiyah, the wife of Fir'own. Her Eeman in Allah thrived under the shadow of someone that said, "I am your Lord, Most High!" When news reached Fir'own of his wife's Eeman he beat her and commanded his guards to beat her. They took her out in the scalding noon heat, tied her hands and feet and beat her perpetually. Who did she turn to? She turned to Allah! She prayed, "My Lord, build for me a home with You in Paradise and save me from Fir'own and his deeds and save me from the transgressive people." It was narrated that when she said this, the sky opened for her and she saw her home in Paradise. She smiled. The guards watched astonished, she's being tortured and she smiles? Frustrated, Fir'own commanded a boulder to be brought and dropped on Aasiyah, to crush her to death. But Allah took her soul before the boulder was brought and she became an example for all the believing men and women till the end of time: [And Allah has set forth an example for those who believe: the wife of Fir'own (Pharaoh) - when she said, "My Lord, Build for me a home with You in Paradise, and save me from Fir'own and his deeds, and save me from the transgressive-disbelieving people.] -Tahreem 66/11 In the hadith of Jibreel (Alayhis-Salaam), when he came to the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and asked him about Islam, Eeman, and Ihasan, the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said about Eeman, "Eeman is to believe in Allah, His angels, His books, His Messengers, the Final Day, and the divine decree, the good and the bad thereof." For the past few weeks we have been reflecting on this hadith, only glimpses. Today we shall conclude with the last article of Eeman: to believe in the Divine decree, the good and the bad thereof. As you and I travel though life we find ourselves in one of two situations. Either something good is happening in our lives and in which case - as Muslims- our role is to thank Allah for the blessing. Or something bad is happening to us, something we dislike and our role here is to be patient (Sabr). This is the formula for a happy life, a life cruising towards the pleasure of Allah. Sabr or Shukr, the worry stops here. The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "Strange is the affair of the Mu'min (the believer), verily all his affairs are good for him. If something pleasing befalls him he thanks (Allah) and it becomes better for him. And if something harmful befalls him he is patient (Saabir) and it becomes better for him. And this is only for the Mu'mmin." Ibn Al-Jowzee said, "If this Dunya was not a station of tests it would not be filled with sicknesses and filth. If life were not about hardship, then the Prophets and the pious would have lived the most comfortable of lives. Nay, Adam suffered test after test until he left the Dunya. Nuh cried for 300 years. Ibrahim was thrown into a pit of fire and later told to slaughter his son. Ya'qub cried until he became blind. Musa challenged Fir'own and was tested by his people. Eeasa had no provision except the morsels his disciples provided him with. And Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) met poverty with patience, his uncle - one of the most beloved relatives to him - was slain and mutilated and his people disbelieved in him ... and the list of Prophets and the pious goes on and on." What happens to us happens by the will of Allah. It is an article of our Eeman in Qada' and Qadr that we are pleased with Allah's choice, good or seemingly bad it is all the test of this Dunya. How could we imagine that we shall not be tested when those who were better than us suffered what they suffered. They however came away with the pleasure of Allah, Subhaanahu wa Ta'Aala. Al Hasan ibn Arafah narrated, "I visited Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal after he was whipped and tortured. I said to him, "O Abu Abdillaaah, you have reached the station of the Prophets!" He said, "Keep quiet. Verily, I saw nothing more than people selling their Deen. And I saw scholars that were with me sell their Faith. So I said to myself, 'Who am I, what am I. What am I going to say to Allah tomorrow when I stand in front of Him and He asks me, "Did you sell your Deen like the others did?" So I looked at the whip and the sword and chose them. And I said, "If I die I shall return to Allah and say: 'I was told to say that one of Your Characteristics was something created but I did not."' After that, it will be up to Him - either to punish me or be Merciful on me." Al-Hasan ibn Arafah then asked, "Did you feel pain when they whipped you?" He said "Yes, I felt the pain up to 20 lashes then I lost all feeling (They whipped him over eighty times). After it was over I felt no pain and that day I prayed Dhuhr standing." Al-Hasan ibn Arafah started weeping when he heard what had happened. Imam Ahmad questioned him, "Why are you crying? I did not lose my Eeman. After that why should I care if I lose my life?" They were better than us but this was how they were tested. Let us discuss some facts about these tests of life, the good and the bad that befalls us: Much of what befalls us - the hard times - is the direct result of our own sins. Allah Ta'aala says [And whatever misfortune befalls you it is because of what your hands have earned. And He pardons much.] - Sura 42/30 Muhammad ibn Seereen used to say when his debts piled up and he felt sad, "I know that the cause of this sadness is a sin I committed over 40 years ago." People understand that when something bad happens it is a test from Allah. But dear Brothers and Sisters, the good things that happen to us are also a test. Allah ta'aala says [And We tested them with good (blessings) and evil (calamities) in order that they might turn back] - A'raf 7/168 Abd alMalik ibn Ishaq said, "There is no one that is not tested with health and prosperity to measure how thankful he is (Shukr)." And the Companion - AbdurRahman ibn 'Awf (Radi'Allahu Anhu) said, "We were tested with hardship and were patient. And then we were tested with prosperity and we were not patient. Because of this Allah states: [O ye who believe! Let not your wealth or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. And whosoever does that, then they are the losers.] - Munafiqun 63/9 Patience must happen from the beginning, not three days later or one day later, at the first news of the calamity, when it first happens. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "Verily patience (is only Sabr when practiced) at the first hit (of news)." There are things that contradict Sabr. Tearing ones shirt, for example, slapping ones face, slapping hands, shaving ones head, and cursing and wailing. Umm Salamah narrates: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) say, "Any Muslim that says when a calamity befalls him that which Allah commanded him: To Allah we belong and to Him we return. O Allah reward me in this calamity and give me better then it - (any Muslim that says this) Allah will grant him better than (that which he lost)." - Muslim These tests and hardships wash our sins. Aisha (Radi'Allahu Anha) said, "Verily fever sheds sins like a tree sheds leaves." The hardships that befall us distinguish the believers from the insincere. Shumayt ibn Ajlaan said, "The pious and the ungrateful are hidden by health. Yet when calamities befall the two men are separated (by how they react)." Allah says in the Qur'an [Alif/Laam/Meem..Do people think that they will be left alone because they say, "We believe," and will not be tested? Indeed We tested those who (lived) before them]. Al-Ankaboot 29/1-3 PART II: Towards Sabr Ali (Radi'Allahu Anhu) said, "Verily Sabr is to Eeman what the head is to the body. When the head is cut off, the body falls. (He then raised his voice) Verily there is no Eeman for he who has no Sabr (patience)." There are three types of Sabr that the Muslim must have: Sabr in the obedience of Allah. For example, one must be patient and perform their Fajr at it's time. Sabr in not disobeying Allah. Like someone might say, "I just have to insult him." No, we are commanded by He Who gave us our tongues to not follow the whispers of Shaytaan. And we must have Sabr in not disobeying Allah. Sabr in what Allah Decrees on us. For example, if our child was to pass away we should be patient and seek the reward of Allah in our patience and say only that which is pleasing to Allah. There are two keys. If we understand them we shall open the door to Sabr in our lives: The First Key: know that our souls, families and wealth do not belong to us, they belong to Allah. He gave it to us as a loan to see what we would do with it. And when He takes it back He is taking back what belongs to Him. We had nothing before the blessing and we'll have nothing after it. We did not create the blessing from nothing, so how can we claim that it belongs to us? The Second Key: We are on a journey and the destination is the hereafter - Paradise or Hell. We shall be leaving the Dunya behind us and we'll come back to Allah by ourselves. This is what needs our focus. And if Allah is pleased with us then no worry. If He is not pleased with us then all worry. Let me draw your attention to a verse. Listen carefully. Allah revealed: [Guard strictly the (five obligatory) prayers, especially the middle Salah and stand before Allah in obedience.] - alBaqarah 2/238 The verses before this deal with divorce. The verses after it deal with divorce. Why was this verse placed in the middle? The Ulama' have suggested, Wa Allaahu a'lam, that in the hard times that a person goes through (especially in a divorce) they should not forget the remembrance of Allah, the Salah. And it is that Salah coupled with Sabr that will pull them through. [O you who believe! Seek Help in Patience and Salah. Truly, Allah is with those that are patient.] -Baqarah 2/153 In conclusion, Allah ta'ala wants us to give pass on the following good news: [And give good news to the patient who, when afflicted with calamity say, "Truly, to Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return."/They are those on whom the Salawat (i.e. the blessing and forgiveness) of their Lord is upon them, and who shall receive His Mercy, and it is they who are the guided ones] -Baqarah 2/157 Allah promised anyone who wants to work on his or her patience three things: Forgiveness, mercy, and guidance. Who could ask for more?
  5. The Mountain Pass

    The Mountain Pass by Muhammad Alshareef, khutbah(contact admin if its a beneficial link) When you were growing up, did you grow up under the shade of a mountain? There weren't too many mountains where I grew up, but when I was young visiting Egypt, many of the buildings did not have elevators. And some of those buildings were up to 9 or 10 floors high. So if one wanted to make it to the top (the relatives always lived on the 8th floor, go figure), one could never take it one step at a time. One had to gather their garment, take a deep breath, close their eyes, and charge up ... two and three steps in one bound. (I know you must be breathing hard just thinking about it.) In Surah Balad, Allah teaches us about the mountain pass that must be climbed in our lives. And this way of climbing that I've just described is very close to how Allah wants us to overcome this mountain pass - hard and strong! But wait ... what mountain pass? Allah explains it: [(The mountain pass) is the freeing of a slave / Or feeding on a day of severe hunger / An orphan of near relationship / Or a needy person (grasping the dirt) in misery / And then being among those who believed and advised one another to Sabr (patience) and advised one another to Rahmah (compassion) / Those are the companions of the right] Surah Balad 90/11-18 When we look over the institutions that 'care' about the welfare of this American society, we seldom see Muslim run shelters for the homeless. We seldom find Muslim run soup kitchens for the hungry of our society. When a husband beats his wife, mercilessly, does she run to the Muslims or does she run to the Kuffar? Dear brothers and sisters, caring about our society is not meant to be a public relations stunt. It is from the CORE of our Deen, a core message that is repeated all throughout the Qur'an. And it is the way and example of our Prophet - sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam - an example which he left for us to emulate. This shall be our topic for today: taking responsibility of our society is one of the principal messages of Islam! Consider the following verses: In surah Haaqah, Allah couples the disbelief of the Kaafir with the fact that he does not encourage the feeding of the poor: [indeed, he did not used to believe in Allah, the Most Great / Nor did he encourage the feeding of the poor.] verses 33,34 In Surah Mudaththir, we are given an interview with the wretched of hellfire. Listen to the reason they arrived there: [They said, "We were not of those who prayed / Nor did we used to feed the poor."] verses 44,45 In Surah Fajr, Allah describes the ungrateful arrogant: [Nay, you do not honor the orphan / And you do not encourage one another to feed the poor.] verses 17,18. And in Surah Maa'oon, a Surah we recite quite often in Salah, Allah characterizes those who have strayed from His path: [Have you seen the one who denies the Recompense? / For that is the one who drives away the orphan / And does not encourage the feeding of the poor.] verses 1-3. Our respected father, Shaykh Ja'far Shaykh Idrees, was once commenting on these verses. He mentioned that these verses were all revealed in Makkah and then he asked, "How many Muslims were in Makkah at that time? Only handfuls of them. These verses were not directed to Muslims taking care of Muslims exclusively. They were directed to Muslims taking responsibility for the entire society!" When Rasul Allah - sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam - received the first revelation from Allah, he raced home shivering in fear. Khadijah consoled him, covered him as he wished, and listened as he spoke of his fright. Listen carefully to what she said to our Prophet - sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam - to console him: "Allah will never disgrace you. You unite your relatives and you bear the burden of the weak (of our society). You help the poor and the needy, you are honorable to all guests and you bear harm in the path of truthfulness." This was his character, sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam, before and after becoming a Messenger of Allah. Growing up in the prairies of Canada, there was almost no location a Muslim could buy meat and chicken slaughtered in the name of Allah. So my father would go out to the farm and bring back a freezer full of chicken to sell to the community. My father may not recall this, but one brother became Muslim in our area and he related this to me. He said, "When I embraced Islam, the entire community kept telling me about what (they thought) was the most important thing in Islam: to eat Halal Chiken. Everyone kept lecturing me about it and then they would leave. Your father was the only who actually took me outside and gave me some Halal meat to take home to my family. I never forgot that." What have we sincerely done as a collective community for these Americans? I'm not speaking of workshop lectures here and there. What have we done to help them and to show them - in action, not in empty words - the mercy that Islam teaches us? The upper class of Makkah once found Allah's Messenger - sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam - with the poor and weak of society. Notice that these were the ones who stood at his side, he did not brush them away in his Daw'ah. There sat Bilal, Suhayb, Ammar, and Ibn Masood, may Allah be pleased with them all. Abu Jahl said to him, "O Muhammad, if you wish for us to sit with you then you must first expel from your presence such slaves!" Then Allah revealed the verses ... [And do not expel those who call upon their Lord morning and afternoon, seeking His countenance. Not upon you is anything of their account and not upon them is anything of your account. So were you to expel them, you would then be of the wrongdoers.] Surah An'aam 6/52 In a heated debate between the Roman king Heraqle and Abu Sufyan, Heraqle asked Abu Sufyan who was following Muhammad: Was it the weak of society or the eminent? Abu Sufyan, who was not Muslim at that time said - trying to seize any chance to put down Muhammad, "Only the weak follow him." Heraqle replied, "Such are the followers of true Prophets." Rasul Allah - sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam - would go out to the corners of the city and visit the elderly 'aunties'. Someone may ask, 'why did he not delegate Sahaabah to go on his behalf? Surely he was much too busy to set aside time for these visits.' The answer is that these visits to the elderly and weak were much more valuable then dozens of conferences and lectures. They meant much more than pamphlets and booklets. This mercy allowed knowledge of Allah to enter hearts that would not have found it in khutbahs. How far have we strayed from this Sunnah of Al-Mustafa - sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam? In our local region today there are 25 different Alcoholics Anonymous 'halaqas' advertised! Twenty-five in just one day in this specific region, that does not include the night 'halaqahs'! On Sunday there will be 16 classes daytime, 27 at night, 43 in one day in one region! There are even AA 'halaqahs' for the deaf! Let us not allow ourselves to believe that we do not have enough Muslims to carry out our mission. Dear brothers and sisters, we have enough to stuff an amusement park like Six Flags. We have enough, but are we working as a community - together - for the sake of Allah? What have we done for Islam and what have we done for these people? In our recent DC conference, Dr. Ingrid said something very profound which I would like to mention here. She said that she did not enter Islam because she thought Islam had liberated women - a popular theme in our Islam awareness lectures. She said that she did not enter Islam because she thought Islam had the greatest civilization - another popular topic in our talk. Her path of Islam began when she recognized and accepted her relationship with the one true God, Allah. It was mentioned in the Seerah narrations that there was once an elderly woman who fled Makkah because of the befalling tribulation that, in her mind, was the work of Muhammad - sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam. An honorable man saw her with the heavy load and offered to help. She was very grateful but made a condition: "Don't talk to me about Muhammad / Because of him there is no peace and there is trouble in my mind. And as we walk along together, we will get along just fine." They traveled together. As the time passed she spoke to her companion about the evil that Muhammad had brought. "He's misled all the weak ones, and the poor ones and the slaves / They think they've all found wealth and freedom, following his ways." When they arrived at their destination, she thanked her companion and realized that she had not asked his name. "What's that? Pardon my hearing but it's funny ... I thought I heard you say your name was Muhammad." Ash hadu an laa ilaaha illa Allah, wa ash hadu anna Muhammadan Rasul Allah! "If you are Muhammad then take me take me back, for it is in you that I can only hope for peace." In the Musnad of Imam Ahmad, it is narrated that a man came to Allah's Messenger and complained of a heavy heart. Allah's Messenger - sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam - said to him, "Wipe the head of the orphan and feed the poor." PART II The Ulumaa' of the past understood this message of Islam. When Alee ibn Al-Husayn - rahimahullaah - died, those who were washing his body found themselves staring at his back's deep bruises. They inquired about this and were told, "Not too many knew, but he would go out in the middle of the night, carrying on his back flour. He would stop at the doors of Madinah's needy and feed them." Feed the hungry so that Allah will feed us on a day when we will be in most need of His mercy - subhaanahu wa ta'ala. Growing up in North America, in our Sunday school there was a Hadith that caught the attention of our class. It was the hadith of the men who came to Umm Al-Mu'mineen Aisha, radi Allaahu 'anha, asking her about the character of Allah's Messenger - sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam. She said concisely, "His character was the Qur'an." Myself and others in our class did not understand this hadith. We thought, how could Surahs like Surah Lahab be the character of the Prophet? After the Tafseer course we've been teaching I have slowly come to realize why we could not understand Aisha's statement, radi Allaahu 'anha. It was because we did not understand the Qur'an. Today I am going to make a bold proposal to those who are involved in Da'wah. It is a proposal that we remodel our Dawah efforts to sincerely - for the sake of Allah - help the society that we live in. Let us help the hungry, help the homeless, help the downtrodden, help the illiterate, help the abused, and help the scared ... help each and everyone that we can. If we truly adopt this Da'wah mission, a mission which Islam requires of us, I pray to Allah - ta'ala - that we will have much more success in bringing Islam to the American people than ever before. One of the sisters in our Tafseer class wrote a dua and with it I conclude: "The one thing that I can say that I have truly learnt from this Tafseer course was the Aqabah, the mountain pass. Close your eyes and just run for it. May Allah help me implement it in my life and may Allah make your Aqabah easy for you, in sha Allah."
  6. Assalamu alaikum As many of you might be knowing Ghuraba is a nasheed by Sheikh Sa’ad al-Ghaamidi. Just happened to stumble upon the english lyrics and thought of sharing it with you people..so here it goes... Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` Ghurabaa` do not bow the foreheads to anyone besides Allah Ghurabaa` have chosen this to be the motto of life Ghurabaa` do not bow the foreheads to anyone besides Allah Ghurabaa` have chosen this to be the motto of life If you ask about us, then we do not care about the tyrants We are the regular soldiers of Allah, our path is a reserved path If you ask about us, then we do not care about the tyrants We are the regular soldiers of Allah, our path is a reserved path Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` We never care about the chains, rather we'll continue forever We never care about the chains, rather we'll continue forever So let us make jihad, and battle, and fight from the start Ghurabaa`, this is how they are free in the enslaved world So let us make jihad, and battle, and fight from the start Ghurabaa`, this is how they are free in the enslaved world Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` How many times we remembered a time when we were happy In the book of Allah, we recite in the morning and the evening How many times we remembered a time when we were happy In the book of Allah, we recite in the morning and the evening Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` Ghurabaa` do not bow the foreheads to anyone besides Allah Ghurabaa` have chosen this to be the motto of life Ghurabaa` do not bow the foreheads to anyone besides Allah Ghurabaa` have chosen this to be the motto of life If you ask about us, then we do not care about the tyrants We are the regular soldiers of Allah, our path is a reserved path If you ask about us, then we do not care about the tyrants We are the regular soldiers of Allah, our path is a reserved path Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` The Prophet SAW said "Islam began as something strange, and it will return as something strange the way it began. So Tooba for the Strangers" Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` Ghurabaa` do not bow the foreheads to anyone besides Allah Ghurabaa` have chosen this to be the motto of life Ghurabaa` do not bow the foreheads to anyone besides Allah Ghurabaa` have chosen this to be the motto of life If you ask about us, then we do not care about the tyrants We are the regular soldiers of Allah, our path is a reserved path If you ask about us, then we do not care about the tyrants We are the regular soldiers of Allah, our path is a reserved path Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` We never care about the chains, rather we'll continue forever We never care about the chains, rather we'll continue forever So let us make jihad, and battle, and fight from the start Ghurabaa`, this is how they are free in the enslaved world So let us make jihad, and battle, and fight from the start Ghurabaa`, this is how they are free in the enslaved world Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` How many times we remembered a time when we were happy In the book of Allah, we recite in the morning and the evening How many times we remembered a time when we were happy In the book of Allah, we recite in the morning and the evening Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` Ghurabaa` do not bow the foreheads to anyone besides Allah Ghurabaa` have chosen this to be the motto of life Ghurabaa` do not bow the foreheads to anyone besides Allah Ghurabaa` have chosen this to be the motto of life If you ask about us, then we do not care about the tyrants We are the regular soldiers of Allah, our path is a reserved path If you ask about us, then we do not care about the tyrants We are the regular soldiers of Allah, our path is a reserved path Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` Ghurabaa`, ghurabaa`, ghurabaaa` ghurabaa` The Prophet SAW said "Islam began as something strange, and it will return as something strange the way it began. So Tooba for the Strangers" "you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_domain550564.sites.fasthosts.c/Haqaonline/Nasheeds/Nasheed_Slow_Goraba_(haqaone(contact admin if its a beneficial link)).mp3"]mp3 version of the nasheed[/url]
  7. Kids!!!

    A three year old walked over to a pregnant lady while waiting with his mother in the doctors office. He inquisitively ask the lady, "Why is your stomach so big?" She replied, "Im having a baby." With big eyes, he asked, "Is the baby in your stomach?" She said, "He sure is." Then the little boy, with a puzzled look, asked, "Is it a good baby?" She said, "Oh, yes. It's a real good baby." With an even more surprised and shocked look, he asked... "Then why did you eat him?" -------------------- In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. Khalil Gibran
  8. Texan and an Indian

    A Texas cowboy got a visit from his cousin who lives in the east. He thought he would show his city-slicker cousin a local Indian tribe so he could see how they were "one with the land". The cowboy and his cousin come upon an Indian lying on his stomach with his ear to the ground. The cowboy stops and says to his cousin, "You see that Indian?" "Yeah," says the city-slicker. "Look," says the cowboy, "he's listening to the ground. He can hear things for miles in any direction!" Just then the Indian looks up. "Covered wagon," he says, "about two miles away. Have two horses, one brown, one white. Man, woman, child, household effects in wagon." "Incredible!" says the cousin to the cowboy. "This Indian knows how far away they are, how many horses, what color they are, who is in the wagon, and what is in the wagon. AMAZING!!!" The Indian looks up and says... "Ran over me about a half hour ago."
  9. A Techie gets drafted

    One of Microsoft Network's finest support techs was drafted into the Army and sent to boot camp. At the rifle range, he was given some instructions, handed a rifle, and a couple rounds of ammo. He loaded the rifle and fired several shots at the target which was fifty yards away. The report came from the target area that all of his attempts had completely missed the target. The tech looked at his rifle, and then at the target. He looked at the rifle again, and then once more at the target. He placed his finger over the end of the rifle barrel and squeezed the trigger with his other hand. The end of his finger was blown off -- whereupon he yelled toward the target area... "It's leaving here just fine; the trouble must be at your end!"
  10. Assalamu alaikum Its so common to see catholics or other christians or atheists reverting to Islam..hardly do we see people from the east especially Hindus reverting to Islam..I stumbled upon this story by accident...didn't feel like reading it initially..but later I changed my mind and read it although it was pretty lengthy...It really touched me I must say..I suggest all you guys to take some time and read this..this is just another perfect example of: 35:8 - " Is he, then, to whom the evil of his conduct is made alluring, so that he looks upon it as good, (equal to one who is rightly guided)? For Allah leaves to stray whom He wills, and guides whom He wills. So let not thy soul go out in (vainly) sighing after them: for Allah knows well all that they do!" Subhan'Allah... Why Indrani and Chandara Embraced Islam Sister Nishani (previously known as Indrani) and her husband, Brother Rafiq (previously known as Chandara) shared with Sister Muneerah Al-Idros, their path toward embracing Islam. Indrani was 6 years old when her father died. Her mother stopped praying as she felt that God had been unfair to make her a widow with 5 little children. Indrani and here brothers and sisters were brought up as nominal Hindus. They had neither an altar nor pictures of gods in their house as many Hindus do. When Indrani was 10 yrs old she began to love God. She collected pictures of Hindu gods and godesses and worshipped them at home. She felt the need to pray and thought it was odd that, unlike other Hindu families, her family performed few Hindu rites. During her teenage years, Indrani started going to temple thrice weekly. She encouraged some of her friends to go to the temple with her as she quickly became more interested in Hinduism. She participated in bhajanai (devotional singing) activities and became a committee member in Ayyapan Group in Perumal Temple for several years. One day, Indrani became very ill. She consulted several doctors but was informed that there was nothing wrong with her. However, her illness persisted. She later consulted a Swami (a Hindu priest) so that he would clear the sevanai (evil spirits) that she suspected were dwelling inside her. The Swami and his assistant came to visit her. The assistant was Chandara, who was involved in her temple's religious rites and who has also organised religious trips to Malaysia for Indrani and her friends. Indrani was very impressed with the knowledge the young man demonstrated while assisting the swami. After that visit, Chandara dreamt of his favourite goddess, Kaliamma, telling him to take Indrani as his bride. After much persuasion, his family asked for Indrani's hand in marriage. Indrani and her family were pleasently surprised by the marriage proposal. Indrani could not believe that her dreams of marrying a pious Hindu had come true. Unlike Indrani, Chandara was brought up in a religious Hindu family. On top of that, Chandara was the most religious in his family. He would often slip into a trance, reciting the holy mantras, in praise of the gods and goddesses who would possess him and speak through him. In Hinduism, it is considered an honour to be possessed by the gods or godesses. Chandara and other members of the group often got together to listen to the teachings of the swami. They would also make house visits to chase evil spirits out of other people's houses and bodies. This is how Chandara was appointed to be the swami's assistant. Indrani had never entered into a trance but had seen Chandara being possessed by the elephant god, Vinayagar. Chandara would behave exactly like an elephant, eating the fruits that the elephant ate. When in a trance, Chandara would be approached to solve problems. Those who approached him would prostrate before him, for they regarded him as "God". The vibuthi (white ashes) used to anoint the forehead would be brought to Chandara to be blessed. Despite all this, Chandara did not feel complete. Dissatisfied, he knew there was something not right in his life. He failed to see the light and always felt that his path was blocked by some kind of darkness which he wanted to clear so he could reach the light. He knew that were 3360 Hindu gods and he prayed to several of them. Whenever he felt confused, he would go to the library to find out more about Hinduism. He learned from the elders but knew there was still alot more to learn. Many of the Hindu priests did not want to share everything that they knew; knowledge was their ricebowl and they did not want their source to be taken away. It was difficult to learn on your own about Hinduism, as most of the writings were in Sanskrit. Chandara could not find any holy books that satisfied his quest. All the books were written by different authors and each of them had different ideas about how and when Hinduism started. Even the Bhagavat Geeta (which emphasised more on Vishnu), Ramayana and Mahabrahta were very limited. These holy scriptures were more literature books, teaching that we should do good and pray to the gods. Above all these gods is the female god who is the Aadhi Parasakhti. She controls the whole universe. The essence of Hinduism is to strive at getting a good reincarnation and to worship God and to pray to God through demigods. During this search for enlightenment, Chandara was approached by a Christian missionary worker in Toa Payoh. He got involved in Christianity in the hope of enlightenment. However, he did not like Christianity, mainly due to the behaviour of the people in the church; he noticed that young men and women were behaving indecently. Christianity was not what he was looking for and he withdrew. Still, Chandara could no longer bring himself to pray to so many gods. He could worship only one God spiritually and worship the other idols physically, but he did not know who the One God was. Chandara occassionally still got into a trance. Chandara had curious Malay friends asking him about Hindu worship. They did not tell him about Islam but they told him that unlike him they pray to one God: Allah. Chandara, who was the leader among his working mates, would go along with Malays when they performed their Zohor prayer, waiting while they prayed. At the same time, he would pray to God in his hear, and ask for the right path. Chandara was very impressed with the adhan, which had a soothing effect on this. The adhan touched his heart so deeply, especially when it was followed by the prayer that his friends and other Muslims never failed to fulfill. He felt like it was so simple to recognise the true God. "Just worship him. Why does one need all these idols and mediators?" It did not take long before he felt it was Islam and Allah that he had been searching for. After their marriage, his wife Indrani was still quite active in her temple activities. She became puzzled when her husband, a more pious Hindu than herself, used to hint repeatedly at the existence of one Almighty God, about praying to one God and that a true religion should not have many gods. Her mother-in-law felt that her previously pious son might have offended the gods. Even after marriage, Chandara continued his search for enlightenment. He was trying to search for his One God in Hinduism, trying to know the One God he was praying to spiritually. He was no longer interested in any of the temple activities, no longer got into a trance. His mother, while in a trance, pointed out that her son's change in behaviour was due to his being under a charm. Chandara did not know anything about Islam except that in Islam, God is One. He would meditate daily and Uthrachamale (zikr or rosary) Usually he would be chanting the various god's names. However, this time when he called out their names he felt something was wrong so he just said in English, "Almighty God, Almighty God..." In his meditation, he knew Muslims are praying to the true God. Chandara's biggest problem in practising Islam was Indrani. She didn't like Muslims and was active with her temple activities. He tried to influence his wife on the teachings of Islam by turning on to the Malaysian Islamic programmed on televisions, like "Pedoman." Indrani would complain that it was not necessary for her husband to take so much interest in Islam. He took this opportunity to express to her that he no longer believed in Hinduism, reasoning that it does not have a holy book and a basis of belief. Failing to find out how Hinduism started it merely seemed a culture full of complexity brought down by their ancestors. He bought a translation of the Quran by Yusuf Ali and was deeply impressed when he read about the Prophets, of the beginning of mankind and of heaven and hell. He found many things that are necessary for every human bring to know and he encouraged Indrani to read it. When he read that idol-worshippers will be thrown to hell, he had all the idols and pictures removed from their home. Chandara now concentrated on learning more about Islam from various sources. He tried to learn more about Islam from his Malay friends. However, they usually could not give him answers to his questions. They suggested that he should seek help from an Ustadz (a religious teacher). None of them took the initiative to take him to see any Ustadz until he met a member of the Al-Arqam group. This person shared what he knew about Islam with Chandara. But Chandara found some of his teachings misleading; contrary to the teachings of Islam was the display of pictures of their leaders. Chandara started bringing home books on Islam, as well as on Christianity, Sikhism and Hinduism, telling his wife to read and make a comparison of these religions. Indrani was not interested. he was very satisfied with her belief and with Hinduism. She told herself that there no way he could influence her with his idea of One Almighty God and swore in her heart that she would bring him back to her way. Indrani had no intention of reading the books her husband brought home. Yet when she had trouble sleeping at night, something made her pick up the Quran and read it. Again and again, when she could not sleep, it was the Quran that she picked up and read. She felt so lost because since her husband removed the Hindu deities from their home, she could no longer pray to them. Indrani began to have dreams. During her first pregnancy, she dreamt of the Kaaba. She related her dream to one of her Muslim colleagues, who the related Indrani's dream to her father. He told her that she was fortunate to have dreamt of the Kaaba. She also dreamt of Hindu Gods giving her warnings and threats but she had more dreams about Islam and pious Muslims. She continued to pray to Hindu idols, but wondered about her dreams. When she was expecting her third daughter, she had another strange dream. She heard a voice coming from the open window of the bedroom window. The voice said, "I am Muhammad, the Messenger of God. Follow my way and all evil will go away. If you want to know more, ask your husband." She awoke after this dream but fell asleep again. She had a second dream. In this dream, she saw herself telling her husband about her first dream. She asked him what the "way" was and he told her to look out the window. When she did, she saw Yusuf Islam dressed like an Arab giving a talk on Islam, surrounded by other people dressed like him. Indrani had never seen Yusuf Islam before but she had heard of him. Somehow, in her dream, she knew it was him. These dreams had a very strong impact on Indrani's belief. She became increasingly drawn toward Islam and wanted to follow the way fo Muhammad, the Messenger of God. She recalls that she wanted to accept Islam but was afraid as she was expecting her third child. She feared something would befall her baby as she thought of the threats the Hindu deities had made in her dream. After her delivery, Indrani told her husband that she was ready. They were told about Darul Arqam - The Muslim Converts' Association of Singapore, where they could register their reversion to Islam. Chandara initially refused as he thought Darul Arqam was affiliated to Al Arqam. They went to Jamiyah (Islamic Theological Society of Singapore) instead, and registered their names as Mohamed Rafiq and Nishani. When they announced their reversion, they encountered many problems. This was especially so when Indrani started wearing the hijab. Their parents, siblings, relatives and friends who used to hold them dear, now chided them. All the friends Indrani has guided to Hinduism now refused to have anything to do with her, for fear that she may succeed in bringing them to Islam. They were especially surprised because Indrani used to dislike Muslims more than they did. Indrani's parents warned her that her husband must have a hidden interest in having more than one wife. Indrani and her husband, ostracised by their parents, missed the affection they previously received from them. Indrani repeatedly told herself that since Allah loves her so much, the sacrifice she was making in losing her family was nothing. She knows that no one loves her more than God Himself. Learned Hindus and gurus tried to bring Chandara back to Hinduism but he turned them down politely. They then severed their relationship with him. Indrani's family swore to see that he children Nisha, Nafeesa and Natasha be brought back to Hinduism when they grow up, refusing to acknowledge their grandchildren's Muslim names. The children, now studying at the Madrasah (Islamic school), are very pleased with their religion. Chandara encourages them to wear the hijab even though they are still young, with the intention of getting them used to veiling. The parents observed that the children like the hijab so much that they themselves refuse to remove it. Despite being rejected by their families, Indrani and Chadara never gave up trying to improve their relationship with them. Today, both Indrani's and Chandara's mothers have expressed that they have a filial son and a filial daughter. Alhamdulillah. Indrani and Chandara's story was published in "Muslim Reader" magazine. Aug-Nov 1995 Vol. 13 No. 3. This is a publication of the Muslim Converts' Association of Singapore which is located at 21 Onan Road, The Galaxy, Singapore 424484
  11. Cartoon Laws

    Cartoon Law I. Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation. Daffy Duck steps off a cliff, expecting further pastureland. He loiters in midair, soliloquizing flippantly, until he chances to look down. At this point, the familiar principle of 32 feet per second per second takes over. Cartoon Law II. Any body in motion will tend to remain in motion until solid matter intervenes suddenly. Whether shot from a cannon or in hot pursuit on foot, cartoon characters are so absolute in their momentum that only a telephone pole or an outsize boulder retards their forward motion absolutely. Sir Isaac Newton called this sudden termination of motion the stooge's surcease. Cartoon Law III. Any body passing through solid matter will leave a perforation conforming to its perimeter. Also called the silhouette of passage, this phenomenon is the speciality of victims of directed-pressure explosions and of reckless cowards who are so eager to escape that they exit directly through the wall of a house, leaving a cookie-cutout perfect hole. The threat of skunks or matrimony often catalyzes this reaction. Cartoon Law IV. The time required for an object to fall twenty stories is greater than or equal to the time it takes for whoever knocked it off the ledge to spiral down twenty flights to attempt to capture it unbroken Such an object is inevitably priceless, the attempt to capture it inevitably unsuccessful. Cartoon Law V. All principles of gravity are negated by fear. Psychic forces are sufficient in most bodies for a shock to propel them directly away from the earth's surface. A spooky noise or an adversary's signature sound will induce motion upward, usually to the cradle of a chandelier, a treetop, or the crest of a flagpole. The feet of a character who is running or the wheels of a speeding auto need never touch the ground, especially when in flight. Cartoon Law VI. As speed increases, objects can be in several places at once. This is particularly true of tooth-and-claw fights, in which a character's head may be glimpsed emerging from the cloud of altercation at several places simultaneously. This effect is common as well among bodies that are spinning or being throttled. A 'wacky' character has the option of self- replication only at manic high speeds and may ricochet off walls to achieve the velocity required. Cartoon Law VII. Certain bodies can pass through solid walls painted to resemble tunnel entrances; others cannot. This trompe l'oeil inconsistency has baffled generation, but at least it is known that whoever paints an entrance on a wall's surface to trick an opponent will be unable to pursue him into this theoretical space. The painter is flattened against the wall when he attempts to follow into the painting This is ultimately a problem of art, not of science. Cartoon Law VIII. Any violent rearrangement of feline matter is impermanent. Cartoon cats possess even more deaths than the traditional nine lives might comfortably afford. They can be decimated, spliced, splayed, accordion-pleated, spindled, or disassembled, but they cannot be destroyed. After a few moments of blinking self pity, they reinflate, elongate, snap back, or solidify. Corollary: A cat will assume the shape of its container. Cartoon Law IX. For every vengeance there is an equal and opposite revengeance. This is the one law of animated cartoon motion that also applies to the physical world at large. For that reason, we need the relief of watching it happen to a duck instead. Cartoon Law X. Everything falls faster than an anvil. Examples too numerous to mention from the Roadrunner cartoons. Cartoon Law XI Whenever a person is injured, they are supplied with bandages even if there is nobody around to supply them with any. A cat gets in a fight with another cat. During the fight, both cats create nothing but a blur. Immediately after the fight, one or both cats are seen, covered with bandages, and walking dizzily.
  12. Trading

    Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride. With a word or two of thanks, she got in the car. After resuming the journey and a bit of small talk, the Navajo woman noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Sally. "What's in the bag?" asked the old woman. Sally looked down at the brown bag and said, "It's a bottle of wine. Got it for my husband." The Navajo woman was silent for a moment, and then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder said, "Good trade"
  13. Pulled Over

    A driver was pulled over by a police officer for speeding. As the officer was writing the ticket, she noticed several machetes in the car. "What are those for?" she asked suspiciously. "I'm a juggler," the man replied. "I use those in my act." The officer wanting to be sure so he asked "Please step out of the car and show me." So he got out with the machetes and started juggling them, first three, then more, finally seven at one time, overhand, underhand, behind the back, putting on a dazzling show and amazing the officer. Another car passed by. The driver did a double take, and said, "My God. I've got to give up drinking! Look at the tests they're giving now!"
  14. Blonde's Dream

    One day a blonde kept having the same weird dream everyday, so she went to her doctor. Doctor: What was your dream about? Blonde: I was being chase by a vampire! Doctor: (giggles quitely) So... what is the scenery like? Blonde: I was running in a hall way. Doctor: Then what happened? Blonde: Well that's the weird thing. In every single dream, the same thing happened. I always come to this door, but I can't open it. I keep pushing the door and pushing the door, but it wouldn't budge! Doctor: Does the door have any letters on it? Blonde: Yes it did. Doctor: And what did these letter spell? Blonde: It said "Pull"
  15. Teakster Thoughts!

    assalamu alaikum I was replying to what I quoted earlier.. all I am saying is..DON'T look at others and decide what you should be doing...
  16. Where am I

    A helicopter was flying around above Seattle yesterday when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft's electronic navigation and communications equipment. Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the helicopter's position and course to steer to the airport. The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, drew a handwritten sign, and held it in the helicopter's window. The pilot's sign said "WHERE AM I?" in large letters. People in the tall building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a large sign, and held it in a building window. Their sign said "YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER." The pilot smiled, waved, looked at his map, determined the course to steer to SEATAC airport, and landed safely. After they were on the ground, the co-pilot asked the pilot how the "YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER" sign helped determine their position in Seatle. The pilot responded "I knew that had to be the MICROSOFT building because, similar to their help-lines, they gave me a technically correct but completely useless answer."
  17. Islamic pictures

    Assalamu alaikum some really cool pics..thanks for sharing
  18. Teakster Thoughts!

    assalamu alaikum I guess this is just an excuse...no muslim would do something bad and say some other muslim did it and that there is nothing wrong in it..it just doesn't make sense...we were NEVER asked to look at fellow muslims and follow them!
  19. warn levels

    assalamu alaikum and that would be? I honestly didn't know there were other ways to contact the mods
  20. Almonds

    A tour bus driver drives with a bus full of Sun City Christmas Shopper Seniors down a highway, when a little old lady taps him on his shoulder. She offers him a handful of almonds, which he gratefully munches up. After approx. 15 minutes, she taps him on his shoulder again and hands him another handful of almonds. She repeats this gesture about eight times. At the ninth time he asks the little old lady why they do not eat the almonds themselves. She replies that it is not possible because of their old teeth, they are not able to chew them. "Why do you buy them then?" he asks puzzled. The old lady Answers, "we just love the chocolate around them." (w00t)
  21. brother 2 sister !

    assalamu alaikum erm..I dunno what to say...anyways I have been considered a sister so many times as well...I guess people fail to look the little gender thingy right below the icon..
  22. Bush on Leno

    Here is the video clip of bush on Jay Leno show "you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_g.msn(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/0VD0/02/26?m=Hi_2807_msn.wmv&csid=3&sd=mbr"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_g.msn(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/0VD0/02/26?m=Hi_2807_msn.wmv&csid=3&sd=mbr[/url]
  23. Bush on Leno

    Another new bush joke on Jay Leno show Jey Leno: When did your daughters know that there is no Santa Claus Bush: What? (as if he thought there was a Santa for real) LOL
  24. An Insect falls into a can of Pepsi....

    assalamu alaikum LOL How could an arab throw bebsi away :D
  25. Snow

    Norman and his wife were listening to the radio one winter morning when they hear the announcer say, "We are going to have 3 to 4 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even numbered side of the street so the snowplow can get through." Normans wife goes out and moves the car. A week later while eating breakfast, the radio announcer says, "We are expecting 4 to 5 inches of snow today, you must park your car on the odd numbered side of the street, so the snowplow can get through." So Normans wife goes out and moves the car. The next week they are having breakfast again and the radio announcer says, "We are expecting 10 to 12 inches of snow today you must park........" then the electricity goes out. Normans wife says, "Honey I don't know what to do?" Norman replies, "Why don't you just leave it in the garage this time."
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