Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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"Deeply Love each other...."

Love each other for the sake of Allaah ♥
1. Dress up for your wife, look clean and smell good.When was the last time us men went shopping for designer pajamas? Just like the husband wants his wife to look nice for him, she also wants her husband to dress up for her too. Remember that Rasul Allah - sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam - would always start with Miswak when returning home and always loved the sweetest smells.

2. Use the cutest names for your wife. Rasul Allah - sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam - had nicknames for his wives, ones that they loved. Call your wife by the most beloved names to her, and avoid using names that hurt their feelings.

3. Don't treat her like a fly. We never think about a fly in our daily lives until it 'bugs' us. Similarly, a wife will do well all day - which brings no attention from the husband - until she does something to 'bug' him. Don't treat her like this; recognize all the good that she does and focus on that.

4. If you see wrong from your wife, try being silent and do not comment! This is one of the ways Rasul Allah - sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam - used when he would see something inappropriate from his wives - radi Allahu 'anhunn. It's a technique that few Muslim men have mastered.

5. Smile at your wife whenever you see her and embrace her often. Smiling is Sadaqah and your wife is not exempt from the Muslim Ummah. Imagine life with her constantly seeing you smiling. Remember also those Ahadith when Rasul Allah - sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam - would kiss his wife before leaving for Salah, even if he was fasting.

6. Thank her for all that she does for you. Then thank her again! Take for example a dinner at your house. She makes the food, cleans the home, and a dozen other tasks to prepare. And sometimes the only acknowledgement she receives is that there needed to be more salt in the soup. Don't let that be; thank her!

7. Ask her to write down the last ten things you did for her that made her happy. Then go and do them again. It may be hard to recognize what gives your wife pleasure. You don't have to play a guessing game, ask her and work on repeating those times in your life.

8. Don't be little her desires. Comfort her. Sometimes the men may look down upon the requests of their wives. Rasul Allah - sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam set the example for us in an incident when Safiyyah - radi Allahu 'anha - was crying because, as she said, he had put her on a slow camel. He wiped her tears, comforted her, and brought her the camel.

9. Be humorous and Play games with your wife. Look at how Rasul Allah - sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam - would race his wife Aisha - radi Allahu 'anha - in the desert. When was the last time we did something like that?

10. Always remember the words of Allah's Messenger - sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam: "The best of you are those who treat their families the best. And I am the best amongst you to my family." Try to be the best!

In conclusion: Never forget to make Dua to Allah - azza wa jall - to make your marriage successful. And Allah ta'ala knows best !!

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How to perform Wudu

How to Perform Wudu

Before we begin to say As-Salah, we must make ourselves ready for it.  We must make sure that our body, clothes an the place of As-Salah are clean.  Cleansing parts of the body for the purpose of As-Salah is called Wudu.
Allah (SWA) says in the Qur’an: Oh you who believe, when you prepare for As-Salah, wash your faces and your hand to the elbows; rub your heads and wash your feet up to the ankles.  And if you are unclean, purify yourself”.  (Suratul Ma idah 5:6).
This verse clearly points out the compulsory aspects of wudu.  These are:
      1. Washing face
      2. Washing hands up to elbows
      3. Wiping head with wet palms
      4. Washing feet up to ankles
There are also the Sunnah (Practice) of the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh).
Wudu is a must for performing As-Salah,  We cannot offer As-Salah without making Wudu.  The steps to take for Wudu are:
    1. First make Niyyah (Intension) saying Bismillahir rahmanir rahim (In the name of Allah the most Merciful, the most Kind); then wash both hands up to the wrists three times making sure that water has reached between the fingers.
    2. Next, put a handful of water into the month and rince it thoroughly three times
    3. After this sniff water into the nostrils three times to clean them and then wash the tip of the nose.
    4. Wash the face three times from right ear to left and from forehead to throat.
    5. Wash the right arm and then left arm thoroughly from wrist to elbow three times.
    6. Then move the wet palms of both hands over head, starting from the top of the forehead to the back of the head.
    7. Then pass the wet tips of index fingers into the grooves and holes of both ears and also pass the wet thumbs behind the ears.
    8. Next pass the backs of wet hands over the nape.
    9. Finally, wash both feet to the ankles starting from the right foot making sure the water has reached between the toes and all other parts of the feet.
If you made a complete Wudu before putting on your socks, it is not necessary to take them off every time you repeat your wudu.  It is enough to wipe the upper part of the socks with wet fingers.  Leather socks are preferred for this, but any durable, untorn think socks can serve the purpose.  This type of wiping is valid for twenty four hours only (three days in case of journey).
At the end of all of the steps, recite:
Meaning: “I testify that there is no god but Allah and He is one and has no partner and I also testify that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.”
You should repeat your Wudu after:
    1. Natural discharges, (e.g. urine, stool, wind and the like)
    2. Flow of blood or pus from any part of the body
    3. Full mouth vomiting
    4. Falling asleep
Tayammum (Dry Ablution)
Islam is a very practical way of life. It has not laid down any impossible duties for us.  For instance, if you cannot make Wudu for any of the following reasons:
    1. Water is not available at all
    2. Enough water is not available (e.g. available water is enough for drinking only)
    3. Use of water is harmful (e.g. in sickness)
You are allowed to make tayammum and offer your salah.  What you are required is:
    1. Make niyah by saying bismisllah irrahmaaniraheem and place both your hands lightly on earth, sand , stone or any other object having dust on it.
    2. Blow the dust of the hands and wipe your face with the hands once in the sameway as you do in wudu
    3. Repeat as in (1) and wipe the right arm from wrist to the elbow with thelfet hand left arm with the right hand.
Adhaan (Call to Prayer)
Fard (Compulsory) Salah should preferably be offered in the mosque in congregation.   All other Salah can be offered privately at home.  To call muslims to salah, the holy prophet Muhammad (SAW) introduced the system of adhaan in the first Hijra (Migration of the Prophet (SAW) to Madina.  Adhaan signals that the time of Salah has arrived.
The person who gives Adhaan is called Mu’adhdhin (Caller).Allah says in the Quran “ Who speaks better than one who calls to Allah and acts righteously” (Hamim As-Sajdah 41:33).
The first Mu’adhdhin of Islam in Madinah was Ibn Rabah.  When calling to Salah the Mu’adhdhin stands in the minaret or in the courtyard of the mosque, facing Qiblah and raises his hands up to his ears and calls out:
Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest)
Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest)
Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest)
Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest)
Ashadudu an la ilaha illallah ( I testify that there is no god but Allah)
Ashadudu an la ilaha illallah ( I testify that there is no god but Allah)
Ashhadu anna muhammadar rasulullah ( I testify that Muhammad (SAW) is Allah’s messenger)
Ashhadu anna muhammadar rasulullah ( I testify that Muhammad (SAW) is Allah’s messenger)
Hayya Alas salah (Rush to Salah)
Hayya Alas salah (Rush to Salah)
Hayya Alas falah (rush to success)
Hayya Alas falah (rush to success)
Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest)
Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest)
La ilaha illal lah (There is no god but Allah)
During the Adhan for Fajr Salah the following words are added after Hayya ‘alal falah:
Assalatu khairum minan nawm (Salah is better than sleep)
Assalatu khairum minan nawm (Salah is better than sleep)


Iqamah is the second call to Salah said inside at the beginning of  Salah in congregation (Jama’ah).  When the musallis (Persons saying Salah) stand in rows, the Mu’adhdhin says Iqamah which exactly like Adhan expect that after Hayya’alal falah, the following words are added:
Qad Qamatis Salah (Salah has begun)
Qad Qamatis Salah (Salah has begun)
We should repeat the words the Mu’adhdhin calls out after him.  But when he says Hayya’alas Salah and Hayya’alal falah, we should say La hawla wala quwwata illa billah (there is no power and strength except Allah). 
After hearing the Mu’adhdhin say Assalatu khairum minan Nawm, we should say – Sadaqta wa bararta (You told the truth and you did good).  When the Mu’adhdhin says, Qad qamatis Salah, we should say – Aqamahallahu wa adamaha (May Allah establish it and make it permanent).
Du’a’ after Adhan
Allahhumma rabba hadhihid da’watit tammah, wassala til Qa’imah, ati Muhammadanil wasilata wl fadilata wd darajatar rafi’ah, waab ‘athhu mqamum mahmuda alladhi wa’ad tahu wa arzuqna shafa’atahu yawmal qiamah, innaka la tukhliful mi’ad.
Meaning: ‘O Allah , Lord of this complete call, and prayer of ours, grant Muhammad SAW the right of intercession, most favoured and excellent position and raise him to the praiseworthy place that you have promised him and bestow us his intercession on the day of judgement, for you do not fail in your promise.
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I got a confession to make. I am food addict, over-indulgent! I crave for anything especially sweets, chocolates, cakes, ice cream, strawberries, halo-halo, leche flan, banana Q, breads, pasta, Nasi Goreng....tell me what you got in your fridge ;-D. Thank heavens for I got my mum's genes, I can gain and lose pounds that easy and quick. I am here to share with you my food recipe collection (almost forgotten in a corner of my room) and search for new, exciting recipes, meet good people, and discover more about the world of baking. I am no professional baker or chef (just a wanna-be for now) but we'll get there in time. In sha Allah. Afterall, DREAMS just got to start somewhere, and it starts right here, right now! Meantime enjoy this food journey with me among other stuff....amigos to the kitchen! [Thank you for visiting my blog,you're always welcome to come by! Feel free to dig deep into the posts, much treasures there. And leave your comments, I'd appreciate your words....] [P.S. Borrowed articles/photos can be deleted anytime, please advise.Thank you.]

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