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1st Dhul Hijjah December 31, 2005

Posted by Muhajirah in General, Islam.
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Insha’Allah you are all wellm,

I’m at home, being a loner. Siblings have bogged off to go ‘celebrate’ new year or sommat at my sisters house and mum and dad are downstairs, prolly watching some paki trash on the dabbah (telly).

I’m tired! I’ve had a headache all day and all last night – didn’t get to sleep till about half one-ish. I’ve been sitting all day, doing absolutely nothing, listening to one single nasheed over and over for hours (its brill!). Been sat the computer for the last ? hours, writing essays, chatting and another sentence or two added to the essays. Read a book, or should I say article and now I have nothing more to do so I thought I’d blog.

Everywhere I go people are going on about the New Year. What’cha mean New Year, Muharam is not till end of January! :P Nah seriously what’s so good about the new year. When I was younger I’d stay awake to see the New Year, expecting something special when the clock strikes 12. I’d look out of the window, expecting the sky to change colour or something. How disappointed was I when nothing happened – Not even fireworks!

However this year I must say I am a tad bit excited. Not cos of the New Year (stuff that). Nope, cos tomorrow is the 1st of Dhul Hijjah – woOt!

So instead of staying up late and getting excited about seeing a couple of fireworks go to bed folks. Why? To wake up early in the morning and fast! The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah are full of reward and blessing, so make the most of ur time insha’Allah!

Ahmad and Tabarani record from Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (Allah’s peace and blessing be upon him) said: “There is no day more honorable in Allah’s sight and no acts more beloved therein to Allah than those in these 10 days.” So say Tahlil (There is no deity worthy of worship but Allah La ilaha illallah), Takbir (Allahu Akbar: Allah is the Greatest) and Tahmid (Al Hamdulillah: All praise is due to Allah) a lot (on those days).” [Imam Ahmad]
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet (Allah’s peace and blessing be upon him) said: “There are no days more loved to Allah for you to worship Him therein than the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. Fasting any day during the 10 days it is equivalent to fasting one year and to perform Tahajjud (late-night prayers) during one of its nights is like performing the late night prayer on the Night of Power (Lailatul Qadr).” [Imams Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Baihaqi]

And on that note, I’m off too bed!



Hajj December 29, 2005

Posted by Muhajirah in General, Islam.

Asalaamu Alaikum

Insha’Allah you are all well.

And so, a couple of days till the New Year. I’m not looking forward to it at all, due essay deadlines and exams. But I can’t wait for Eid. I can’t believe it sooo near – it seems like yesterday that I was being bored, missing mum for little Eid (lol – Eid ul-Fitr I mean).

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Hajj season has also began, ppl are making their way to Makkah. I was watching the Friday Khutba last week and boy was it packed! Subhan’Allah it’s amazing! I wish I was there!

May Allah make it easy for the hujaaj and accept their pilgrimage!

I wonder what it’s like living in Makkah or Medina. I personally prefer Medina to Makkah – Subhan’Allah words can’t describe the serenity you feel there. I Alhamdulillah have had a chance to travel to the two great cities. I can tell u, the day we arrived in Medina is still crystal clear in my mind! I’ll blog about it one day (if I haven’t already – can’t remember). While we were in Makkah, my dad made friends with the hotel owner – he lives in Makkah (obviously) and had performed hajj a whopping FIVE times (May Allah accept them). These days I am always thinking how I could go and live there. Mum says its mega hard to get residence there – people would be flocking there otherwise. Hmmm, I guess am just gonna have to marry a Saudi!