What Muslims should do during the eclipse of the sun

An eclipse of the sun is likely to occur tommorow, when it does, perform this rakaat.

An eclipse prayer is made up of two rakaats of prayer known as Solaatu Khusoof.

Basically,there are two rukuu’is and two recitation of the
Quraan in each unit of prayer(rakaat). In normal prayer,there is only one bowing per unit of prayer.

How to pray Solaatu Khusoof:
1.So you stand up for prayer as normal.

2.Recite Quraan as you normally would.

3.Go into rukuu’i and prolong the rukuu’i with duas.

4.Stand up and recite Quraan again.

5.Go into rukuu’i again and prolong the rukuu’i with
duas but not as long as the first rukuu’i.

6.Stand up and then go into prostration and prolong the
prostration with duas.

7.Sit up straight.

8.Go into prostration again and prolong it but not as
long as the first prostration.

9.You repeat the above steps for the second rakaat.

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Where Is Our Future?

The next generation is the future,
the generation of youths that find no problem in consuming alcohol even to stupor!

The youths who see nothing wrong in immoral acts!

How can the youths who see lieing as a natural act be our future,

Or those who are used to stealing and bribery!

How can they make a change?

I am a Nigerian, and I am proudly one.
I am a muslim, and I am proudly one.

My parents told me that in their time there was nothing like kidnapping, but I tell you now that that’s what the youths are practising.

They told me that in their time the society was responsible, accountable, they knew right from wrong. But presently we know right from wrong, but we just choosed to follow wrong.

Does civilisation mean being naked?!!! I don’t know, but what I know is that a long time ago the white came to our country and found us naked, literally using leafs to cover the sensitive parts of our body. And they gave us clothes to cover ourselves, but now why are they walking naked, why are we joining them in being naked. Is this the end of civilisation or migration into the animal kingdom!

Corruption! Its now everywhere! Its no news that the youths are corrupt as well. Now let me tell you, millions of dollars are spent lavishly by those in power while others live in squalor. They spend these money to protect their own lives; because they don’t want to die serving the country, because they are not serving the country, they are serving money, serving the country is just a secondary task to them.

They send their children to foreign lands with the country’s money.

Now here’s a news that you know…..One of the greatest man to walk the earth, prophet Muhammmed (pbuh), he commanded armies, had a great multitude of followers, but he never enriched himself, he lived in a hut, infact he was a pauper but a leader. He could have become a king if he wanted, he could have built a masion for himself but he didnt, now that’s a leader.

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Jesus(Isa) was a great leader sent by God, he alway gave and never took, he didn’t enrich himself.

ok, so this was like two thousand years ago.

Well here is one, remember Ghadafi ?

Here is another……Nelson Mandela(former president of South Africa)

These are men who were once youths, who changed the world.

Here is a lesson to all the leaders, both the world leaders and those below,,,,,remember Pharoah of Egypt? Remember how he called himself God? How he was the world leader and how God purnished him? Its not a myth nor a fairy tale, his body is on earth, a promise of God to remind us, to remind the world leaders, to remind we the youths who are the future of hopefully a human kingdom and not an animal kingdom.

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By Seyyid

How can you identify a muslim?

Is it by our cap

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or by our turban.

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Is it by our dress code or by their race?

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The answer is no.

Anyone can wear a turban, anyone can wear a cap, anyone can dress like a muslim. Islam doesn’t select race.

Now how do we identify a muslim?

A person who is kind, faithful,doesn’t use foul words,doesn’t gossip,doesn’t harm others,forbids evil,doesn’t take bribe,who prays the five daily prayers,who doesn’t engage in immoral acts, who doesn’t oppress, who is generous….and among others.

In a simple way: a person who does good things and forbid bad things.

If you meet a person who dress like a muslim and doesn’t act like a muslim then do not use that person’s actions to qualify the entire muslims. It may be that the person is an unbeliever who just dresses like a muslim or it may be that the person is a muslim who doesn’t practise islam and this makes the person an unbeliever until he repents and follows the right path.

Is It The Wife’s Fault ???

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About a while now i have been keen on writing on a very sensitive topic; that of a husband and wife. This post will lay more emphasis on the “wife”.
   There is something that caught my attention…about the marriage. Before marriage both couples would be at their best…dress appropriately, behave appropriately or atleast behave to the satisfaction of the other.

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Now after the rapture and everything else have dwindled down after their marriage then we start seeing a new face!

What do I mean by a new face here???

Growing up as a kid, and coming from a polygamous family,,,,i had lots of relative, each of which i spent holidays at their home a lot. And from what I hear from most conversations, which i wasn’t eavesdropping to but couldn’t just help hearing, i learnt that most wives after getting married to their husbands, after moving into his home…their home, the wives just STOP taking care of themselves.

When they are indoors with their hubbys they don’t do make up..they don’t dress to impress their husbands anymore. This annoys the man of the house, and even if the wife hasn’t really done anything wrong, the husband tends to gets angry at her unnecessary, scold her, avoid her, come home late and if he is not the “sunnah following type” he may even raise his hands on her.

The question now is; is it the fact that the woman has dedicated her time to raising their family, is that what has deprived her of taking care of herself ???

Or is there more to it ???

Entering Paradise: Grace or Good Deeds

Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Could
you please explain a bit about Allah’s grace
on the believers when He lets them enter
Paradise? Also, I would like to know how to
get the maximum benefit from the lessons of
fasting after Ramadan. Jazakum Allah
khayran.

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa
Barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most
Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and
peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
Dear brother in Islam, we would like to thank you for
the great confidence you place in us, and we implore
Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and render
our work for His Sake.

In an attempt to answer your question, we cite some words of a khutbah delivered by Dr. Muzammil H.Siddiqi, former President of the Islamic Society of
North America, at ISOC on 4 Shawwal 1424/ 28
November 2003:
“Almighty Allah says: “And We shall strip away
all rancor from their hearts – beneath them will
be rivers flowing – and they shall say: ‘Praise
be to Allah, Who guided us on to this. Had it
not been for Allah Who granted us guidance,
we would not have found guidance. Surely, the
Messengers of our Lord did come with Truth.’
Then a voice will cry to them, ‘Behold! This is
the Paradise which you are made to inherit as a
reward for your deeds.’” (Al-A`raf: 43)

In this verse there is a beautiful description of the
people of Paradise. Before they enter their blessed
abode, Allah will purify them from any lurking sense
of rancor or grudge that they might have had
against each other. Then He will grant them a most
happy place to live. Then there is a wonderful
dialogue that will take place. They will praise Allah’s
grace. They will not boast of their virtues or good
deeds that led them to Paradise. However, Allah on
the other hand will appreciate their goodness and
will say that whatever they are receiving is not some
crumbs of charity from Him, but this is a due
recompense because of their own good deeds. This
is a kind of mutual appreciation and gratitude
between the human and divine that is the hallmark
of this verse.
Islam teaches that believers should do good deeds, but they should never say that we are purchasing Jannah by our good deeds. Jannah or eternal salvation is only because of Allah’s grace and love.
However, Allah also does not say in the Qur’an, “You
do not deserve Jannah,” but [rather], “I shall still
give it to you because I love you.” Allah always says
to the believers, “I shall give you the eternal bliss
because I am willing to forgive your sins if you turn
to Me; I appreciate your good deeds and I honor
your good efforts.”
We have just completed a full month of intensive
worship and devotion. We fasted, prayed, read the
Qur’an, gave zakah and sadaqah, and did many good
deeds. This should not make us boast that we are
virtuous people, but we should be thankful that Allah
guided us to all this. It was due to His mercy and
guidance that we were able to do all these good
deeds and if He accepts these things from us, then it
will be also due to His grace and love that we shall
find His blessings in this life and in the life to come.
True and sincere worship (`ibadah) creates
humbleness and it always leads to more acts of
goodness and virtues. If our Ramadan was a
successful month of learning, then the effects of
these good deeds will be with us and will remain for
a long time. It is said:
The recompense of a good deed is a good deed after
it and the recompense of a bad deed is a bad deed
after it.
To know that our good deeds in Ramadan were
accepted by Allah, we must measure our actions
after Ramadan. If our actions and our behavior were
improved, then it will mean that the training of the
month was successful. If we go back to the same
habits and life style that we had before Ramadan
and we see no significant change and improvement
in our personal life and interpersonal relations, then
it means that our efforts were not very successful. A
believer’s life must improve every day. After
Ramadan let us pay attention to the following:
1. Patience: Fasting in Ramadan taught us patience
(sabr). It taught us self-discipline. Now we have to
use this training. We avoided some permissible
things during fasting; now we know how to control
ourselves and protect ourselves from unlawful
(haram) things.
2. Control over passions and desires: Fasting
taught us to control our passions and desires. Now
we have to use this training and keep ourselves
always pure. We must not be the slaves of our lusts
and desires. We should not obey our desires, but we
must obey Allah all the time.
3. Control over bad temper: Fasting taught us to
control bad temper. It taught us how to avoid bad
words. Now we have to use this training. We must
not quarrel with others or use bad language. We
should be a gentle and honorable people all the time.
4. Charity: Fasting taught us charity. We paid our
zakah and our sadaqah in this month. Now we know
how to be good, kind, and generous to those who are
in need. Now we know how to help good causes
always.
5. Supererogatory Prayers: During Ramadan we
prayed Tarawih during the night. Now we should be
regular in our daily Prayers. We should perform
them on time and in a proper manner. We woke up
for sahur every night. Now we can get up for
Tahajjud Prayer. We should try to pray Tahajjud as
much as possible.
6. Regular Visits to the masjid: During Ramadan
we came to the masjid every day. Now we should
make a habit to pray at the masjid as much as we
can. We have our Friday which is known as the
sayyid al-ayyam (the best day of the week). We
should not neglect the Friday Prayer. We should also
take care of the masjid. Those who come to the
masjid should be also those who maintain the
masjid.
7. Reading of the Qur’an: During Ramadan we
read the Qur’an and we listened to the Qur’an. Now
we should make a resolution to read the Qur’an
every day. We should read one juz’ or half a juz’
every day. We should read with translation and try
to reflect on the Words of Allah.
8. Family gathering: During Ramadan we spent
more time with our families. We ate together and we
prayed together. Now we should keep this habit. The
families that eat together and pray together stay
together. We should have good relations with our
spouses. We should pay more attention to our
children and our youth. We should give them more
time and continue to help them to learn the
principles and values of Islam. We must pay
attention to their Islamic education and training.
9. Concern for the Ummah: During Ramadan we
prayed to Allah to help the Muslims of Palestine,
Chechnya, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan and the
Muslims who are suffering in many other lands. We
should continue to know more about them and do
whatever we can to relieve their suffering and to
help bring justice to them.
10. More good deeds: During Ramadan we did a
lot of good things. Now we should be in the habit of
doing good deeds all the time. The purpose of
`ibadah is to make us Allah’s servants. Allah’s
servants are the best human beings. Our challenge
is to become the best human beings that we are
supposed to be.Source