Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Do You Shop To Travel Or Travel To Shop

Some traveler gets to know a place through its museums and monuments, others through its scenic landscapes or traditional cuisine. But for shopaholic, who loves to shop there no ways to experience a place by mingling with merchants in a bazaar, going through the handcrafted wares of local artisans or sampling in the first place.

Shopping in a city can be designer at the posh boutique in town. For many travellers shopping isn’t just a thing you do at the hotel gift shop when you’ve forgotten your toothbrush. It’s the entire reason they have got on a plane fun; it’s as great way to collect souvenirs, or to pick up designers items where you can’t get in your hometown. Sometimes you purchase comfortable shoes from a different country, every time you wear it that reminds you of your travels.

From a shopper’s perspective frequent traveling can be crippling. It can get worse in the holiday season where Christmas dominates many people’s calendar. Instead of buying things in the city a better shopping trip can be very useful.

‘How will you give a judgment or settle a dispute?’

Mu’adh Ibn Jabal (RA)
by  HOTD
Preface: These articles are only a summary of the lives of the great Companions and do not cover all the points of their life stories. These stories are not intended as biographies, but rather to provide a glimpse of the main incidents of each companion’s life. For ease of reading, we have not inserted “May Allah be pleased with him (RA)” each time the name of each Companion is mentioned, but please take it that the salutations apply to all of them, may Allah be pleased with them all.

Among the seventy-man delegation of the Ansar who took the oath of allegiance to the Prophet SAW in the Second Allegiance of Aqabah sat a young man with a bright face, graceful eyes, and a radiant smile. When he was silent, he attracted attention with his profound peacefulness and devoutness. On the other hand, when he talked, he held his people spellbound. This young man was Mu’adh lbn Jabal RA. He belonged to the Ansaar, and he was among the foremost believers who gave the second oath of allegiance to the Prophet SAW. Naturally, a man of such precedence, faith, and certainty would not miss for the world a battle or an expedition. His uppermost quality was his knowledge of fiqh (jurisprudence) the practical aspect of Muhammad’s message. He reached the apex in knowledge and fiqh, to the extent that made the Prophet SAW say, ‘The most learned man of my nation in halal and haram is Mu’adh Ibn Jabal.’

He resembled Umar Ibn Al-Khattab RA in his enlightenment, courage and intelligence. When the Prophet SAW sent him to Yemen, he asked him, ‘How will you give a judgment or settle a dispute?’ Mu’adh answered; ‘I will refer to the Qur’an.’ The Prophet then asked, ‘What will you do if you do not find the decree you are looking for in the Qur’an?’ Mu’adh answered, ‘I will refer to the Prophet’s Sunnah.’ The Prophet SAW asked, ‘But what will you do if you do not find a decree even in the Sunnah?’ Mu’adh readily answered, ‘I will be judge between mankind by resorting to juristic reasoning (ijtihaad) to the best of my power.’ Now, Mu’adh’s staunch commitment to Allah’s Book and the Prophet’s Sunnah does not mean that he closed his mind to the countless and endless hidden or equivocal facts that await someone to unravel and adjudicate.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Vavar F Habibullah

Memorising the Holy Quran by heart at younger age is a great blessing and a rare gift from the Almighty Lord.If the kids happened to be my grandchildren the happiness of the grandfather can't be explained in words.

I am the proud grandfather of the kids, Taariq and Hamza. The event is arranged by my daughter and son in law - the blessed parents of the kids. The function was held at USA on Friday. The special address was given by my son Ashiq who has especially flown to USA to bless the kids.
Vavar F Habibullah

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Habits To Keep You Healthy and Living Longer

There are many guidelines and tips for healthy living and longevity and this is by no means a comprehensive list, but just a short selection of things you can start with straight away.
Maintain your ties of kinship. Keeping your social connections with relatives, and having a good social network contributes to longevity, an optimistic outlook and provides a good support mechanism in times of distress and hardship. This has an overall benefit to one's health.
Bukhari and Muslim relate from Anas ibn Malik who narrates: The Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Whoever wishes to have his sustenance increased and his length life prolonged should maintain the ties of kinship". And Abu Hurayrah reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Whoever is pleased to have his provision expanded and his length of life increased should maintain ties of kinship".

Monday, August 21, 2017

LOVE HER MORE THAN U LOVE YOURSELF.

'MOTHER''

[ DON’T TAKE FOR GRANTED THE THINGS CLOSEST TO YOUR HEART.

LOVE HER MORE THAN U LOVE YOURSELF.

LIFE IS MEANINGLESS WITHOUT HER...]

When you came into the world, she held you in her arms.

You thanked her by wailing like a banshee.

When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you.

You thanked her by crying all night long.

When you were 2 years old, she taught you to walk.

You thanked her by running away when she called.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Work Smarter ....!

They say, I'm a hard worker
I really don't know why
I work only when I'm awake
Most of the time they sleep at work
My father told me to revise
When my friends are playing
The same I practice in working
Then they say, I'm a hard worker
When they do the donkey work
I work smartly, concentrating
Only on the most urgent jobs
Which I'm able to deliver in time
I don't really interrupt others' work
Unless I'm asked occasionally for help
I do give honest suggestions freely
But never do the work assigned to others.

ராஜா வாவுபிள்ளை


Love and Sincerity

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Any person who cherishes in his heart sentiments of love and sincerity for his brother, should express his sentiments to his brother and tell him clearly that he holds him in love and affection.” [Abu Dawud]

If you love someone you should express your love to that person. Its psychological effect on that person is that he will develop a sense of nearness to you. Love will then not merely be a feeling confined to your heart but will begin to play a potent role within practical life.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

நான் பெற்ற முதல் குழந்தை


நான் பெற்ற முதல் குழந்தை

தவழ்ந்தாடும் - தத்தி நடக்கும் - தணலை மிதிக்கும் - விழும்! எழும்! ஆனாலும் எந்த நிலையிலும் கொண்ட கொள்கையை மண்டியிட வைத்ததில்லை முன்வைத்த காலைப் பின் வைக்க நினைத்ததுமில்லை! முரசொலி நான் பெற்ற முதல் குழந்தை! ஆம் அந்த முதற் பிள்ளைதான் தலையாலங்கானத்துச் செருவென்ற பாண்டியனைப்போல கிண்கிணி அணிந்த கால்களுடன் பகைவர்கள் பலரைக் களத்தில் சந்திக்க சென்று வா மகனே! செருமுனை நோக்கி! என அனுப்பி வைக்கப்பட்ட அன்புப் பிள்ளை!
           - கலைஞர் மு. கருணாநிதி
மேலும்

Response of I Love You

“On one occasion a man passed in front of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam). Some people were with the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) at that time. One of them said: ‘O Prophet of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam)! I love this man for the sake of Allah alone.’ On hearing this, the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) enquired from him: ‘Have you told this to the man?’ The man said: ‘No, I have not.’ Thereupon, the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) urged the man: ‘Go and tell the man that you love him for the sake of Allah.’ The man stood up at once and approaching the passerby expressed to him his sentiments. The passerby answered: ‘May Allah love you for whose sake you entertain feelings of love for me.’” [Tirmidhi]

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Seychelles, A tropical Island Paradise

Seychelles is world renowned for its idyllic countless tropical islands, beautiful boulder-strewn beaches, thriving coral reefs, virgin jungle and its seabird colonies. It comprises over 115 islands scattered all over. The Seychelles lie east of Kenya, near the equator. The Seychelles beaches compete with the best in the world. Many of the islands and atolls are contained within marine sanctuaries .On land visitors can hike mountain trails, bask the ravishing beaches, rock climb, diving, snorkelling, surfing and sailing are all world class and the Seychelles boast some of the richest grounds in the world.

Vallee de mai nature reserve on Praslin Island is a famous park. This park is declared as UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. The flora and fauna of this nature reserve draws thousands of visitors to this place. This is the only place in the world where you will find the rare coco de mer palm. This palm produces the largest nut in the world. The island features truly exquisite beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette; both are the top ten beaches in the world. It provides a base for excursion to nearby islands.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

No Wedding, No Meat, No Bed?

“There was a group of the Companions of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), one of whom said: ‘I will not marry.’ Another said: ‘I will not eat meat.’ Another said: ‘I will not sleep on a bed.’ Another said: ‘I will fast and not break my fast.’ News of that reached the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and he praised Allah then said: ‘What is the matter with people who say such and such? But I pray and I sleep, I fast and I break my fast, and I marry women. Whoever turns away from my Sunnah is not of me.’” [Sunan an-Nasai]

The concluding words of this hadith are an admonition. Turning away from the Sunnah of Allah’s beloved Messenger puts one’s Islam in doubt. It is not possible to exceed him (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) in piety. Whatever one tries to do against the teachings of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) is a distortion of the religion.

In this hadith we are warned against adopting the extremism of the people of earlier religions, who forbade for themselves those things which Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) had made lawful for them. Then they were not able to live up to these self imposed hardships.

Islam is the religion of the Fitrah; it corresponds to human nature. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has only forbidden us those things which harm our Dunya or Akhirah. It is extremely unwise to start adding or subtracting from this list. Doing so implies knowing better than Allah; while no-one knows better than Him and no-one loves us more than Him.



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Friday, June 30, 2017

"Big Boss is Watching Us" by Manushya Puthiran

"Big Boss is Watching Us"
by
Manushya Puthiran
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Three years have passed since I entered this Big Boss show
Countless bizarre events have occurred in this house
Big Boss is watching us, watching everything
We are watching too, but only certain edited events.
There isn’t anything that Big Boss doesn’t know
Big Boss will know even when I buy a condom
My credit card is linked to my Aadhar card
And my retina lines are registered on that
Today, I’m buying a rope to hang myself
And Big Boss knows that too.
Big Boss' has surveillance cameras 
They are recording us everywhere 
Political negotiations are being recorded
Intercourse scenes are being recorded
And the whole nation is turning into a shooting spot.
Big Boss,

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Traders, Give Sadaqah

Qais bin Abi Gharazah (radi Allahu anhu) said: “At the time of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) we used to be called Samaasir (brokers). The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) came to us when we were selling and called us by a name that was better than that. He said, ‘O Tujjar (merchants), this selling involves lies and (false) oaths, so mix some charity with it.” [Sunan an-Nasai]

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) is telling us in this hadith to offset bad deeds with good deeds. When people sell things, they often resort to lying about their merchandise in order to make a sale. To counteract the consequences of these Haraam deeds, the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) told traders in particular to give much Sadaqah (charity). As an eraser rubs out stray pencil marks, good deeds erase bad deeds.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Miskeen


The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The Miskeen (poor person) is not the one for whom a date-fruit or two, or a morsel or two (of food) is sufficient, but the Miskeen is he who does not (beg or) ask the people (for anything) or show his poverty at all. Recite if you wish, (Allah’s statement), ‘…They do not beg of people at all…’ (Quran 2:273).” [Sahih Bukhari]

One of the categories of people entitled to receive Zakat is “the Miskeen.” This hadith defines who a Miskeen is. It is not someone who is obviously poor, or who begs of people, but someone who is ashamed to let people know of his need and poverty. Such people can be recognized by their faces and by our sensitivity. Out of self-respect they do not ask others to help them but suffer in silence. They are especially deserving of our help.



This hadith has been sent to me by dailyhadith.adaptivesolutionsinc.com

Thursday, June 8, 2017

How in the world do they get these amazing photos!

How in the world do they get these amazing photos!

Their patience must be incredible.

The last one is truly "one of a kind".







Monday, May 29, 2017

Grave Constricts for Disbeliever

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When the wicked worshipper or the disbeliever is buried, the grave says to him, ‘You are not welcome, do not get comfortable. Indeed, to me, you are the most hated of those who walked upon me. Since you have been entrusted to me and delivered to me today, you shall see what I have arranged for you.’ It will begin closing in on him (squeezing him) until his ribs are crushing each other.” [Tirmidhi]

O Allah! I take refuge with You from the punishment of the grave. None has the right to be worshipped but You. Don’t let me become one of those whose grave does not welcome him. This one home that I will definitely have, don’t let it squeeze and crush me.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bangkok, The Vibrant City

Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world. It is a fascinating destination for families. Bangkok is divided into two parts by The Chao Phraya River known as River of kings. Most of the tourist who comes to Bangkok stays on the east side of the river where the heart of the city is located. This capital of Thailand has somethings for everyone, right from its temples to its markets and shopping malls, museums, palaces and beautiful architecture. Luxury malls are loaded with boutiques and markets, where you can treat yourself without over spending.

There are literally hundreds of things to do in Bangkok. Few of them are as follows:

Which part of Bangkok is best suitable for your family depends on the HOTEL you pick up. You need a place that is suitable for all ages, so the kids never get bored and the parents get some time to relax and enjoy their time. There are many family friendly accommodation offering excellent services and facilities with a fully-fledged kids club, a good swimming pool and convenient access to attractions.

Monday, May 8, 2017

10 gems for a good life


1. Wake up in the last third of the night to beg forgiveness from Allah.

"...and those who pray and beg Allah’s Pardon in the last hours of the night." (Qur’an, 3:17)



2. At least once in a while, seclude yourself from people in order to contemplate.

"Those who remember Allah standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth..." (Qur’an, 3:191)



3. Stay in the company of the righteous.

"And keep yourself patiently with those who call on their Lord..." (Qur’an, 18:28)



4. Remember Allah often.

"Remember Allah with much remembrance." (Qur’an, 33:41)



5. Pray two units of prayer with sincerity and devotion.?

"Those who offer their prayer with all solemnity and full submissiveness." (Qur’an, 23:2)


Friday, April 28, 2017

Salams...Attitude During Hardships? Lessons from Surah Yousuf

Assalamu-Alaikum and Greetings!

So, what is a Muslim to do during times of hardship and trials? The article today references a story from the Quran that can help us take the right attitude during such times. Click here to read.

The story of Surah Yousuf in the Quran is a reminder that even in the toughest of times, we should have the right attitude and keep the longer term view and perspective. With time, things become clearer and may turn out to be better than what one may have anticipated earlier.  Click here to read the article. . Share it with others as well.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

How to Make Friends While Traveling Abroad

When anyone travels abroad OR any place within their surroundings they tend to come across many different types of people, be it different religion, hence here you are exposed to their culture, experience and stories. Making friends abroad is very difficult because we come from another country.

THERE ARE SOME TIPS WHERE ONE CAN FOLLOW IT.

Before going to a new place find out from your friends, relative and ex-colleague whether they know anybody living at that place. If at all they know then get in touch with them, meet up for a coffee or a drink and have a chat.

Making new friends  when you move is a bit like dating. You have to go out of your way try and form a connection with new people.

You have already something in common with other travellers. The fact that you’re travelling it is obvious the question asked by the opposite party iswhere have you been? Where are you from?

Introduce yourself to your neighbour see who has the similar lifestyle, kids of similar age, similar professional background.  Find out about the local habits from your neighbours.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

‘I’dentity

‘I’dentity
Shahjahan R
(An unfinished article written about 8-9 years back.)
It is now thirteen years since I moved to Delhi as one among the ten million. A question which haunted me in the early 1991, still continues to haunt me - who am ‘I’ and why ‘I’ should be identified by my name.
Born and brought up in Tamil Nadu in secular circumstances, I was unaware about the religious discrimination that prevailed in the north. Since our childhood we, in Tamil Nadu, were never taught to identify people by their religion or caste or status. Hindus will line up before the Masjid in the evenings of the Ramzan month to receive the ‘nonbu kanji’ (a special gruel prepared for those who break fast). Masjid is located in front of a public ground where Hindu celebrations during Pongal used to take place. We were not even aware about the term ‘communal harmony’. There was no need for such a term.
The first incident happened when I had to vacate the rented accommodation within a month of occupation, because the house-owner came to know that ‘I’am a ‘Mohammaden’ (as he referred to ‘Muslim’). The second incident was similar to the earlier one. After showing a two-room-set at Faiz Road, Karol Bagh, the house owner - a Doctor by profession - offered snacks and tea and we had a friendly chat. That gentleman was impressed by this ‘young south Indian’ and was glad to rent his house to a person who has some morals and values. But, here again came my ‘I’dentity. After finalising everything, he came to know that I was a ‘Muslim’ and he politely apologised for his inability, since it was their family decision not to rent their house to Muslims. Here ‘I’ was identified as a ‘Muslim’.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Waiting ....!

Everything is waiting in the world
Day is waiting for the night to fall
Night is waiting for the day to raise
But time never waits
A few are waiting for chances to come
Many are waiting for their fortune to be delivered
I don't mind waiting to see people
I hate to keep people waiting for me

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Best Cuisine From Around the World


People love to travel across the world and taste different cuisine. There are few places where one can enjoy the authentic taste of the food of a particular place. If you are a foodie lover these delectable mouth-watering foods from various countries keep your taste buds tickled and help in spicing up your food life.

CHINESE CUISINE: It is a popular cuisine among foodie lovers .The Chinese staple food comprises of noodles, rice, sauces, vegetables and seasonings. Dim Sum and pecking duck are a few renowned delectable Chinese dishes that tickle your tastebuds. Some of the best tasting and least expensive food in china is sold at street stalls. The dumplings are a symbol of home and family. Thesavoury pancake is sold on Beijing’s streets ad is a perfect traditional breakfast to begin your day. Food safety is a very real concern in china. Chinese cuisine can be simple or it can be sophisticated but above all it relies on the freshest o localingredients combined to create a balance of flavours.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Weight of the Human Soul is 21 grams

Experiment to Prove Human Soul has Mass – Can be Measured

A rare experiment had been conducted on April 10, 1901 in Dorchester, Massachusetts by Dr Duncan MacDougall to prove that the human soul had mass and hence could be measured. Dr MacDougall a respected physician of Haverhill as well as the head of the Research Society had been performing work in this field for around six years before the experiment.

 Though his experiment presently would be taken as unethical, it tends to be a peculiarity with plenty of disapproval ranging from methodology utilised in different religious implication. Dr MacDougall performed this experiment on six dying patients who had been placed on specially provided Fairbanks weight scales just before their death. His purpose was to weigh each body before and after death in order to determine any differences by the delicate scales.

The patients had been selected depending of their looming death. Two of the patients had been suffering from tuberculosis, one was a woman and 5 were men. Together with a team of four doctors, Dr MacDougall measured the weight of his first patient cautiously before his death. When the patient died he noticed an interesting thing. He observed that suddenly, coincident with death, the beam end dropped with an audible stroke hitting against the lower limiting bar and remaining there with no rebound.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

.Beautiful & Lovely Life


While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 yr old son picked stone & scratched lines on the side of the car.

In anger, the man took the child's hand & hit it many times, not realizing he was using a wrench.

At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures. The child sees his father....

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Clear the Confusion....!

My feelings are only with me
I can't feel for what other do
But everyone has feelings
Not able to feel the feeling of others
Everyone is in his own little kingdom
Hiding in their old rock castle mind
Each step takes deep in the dungeon
Its full of darkness and no light
Full of old wines and warm dines

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Woman with Wooden Sandals

The Woman with Wooden Sandals

“The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) delivered a lengthy sermon one day covering the affairs of the world and the Hereafter. He also said: ‘Surely, the first thing that destroyed the Bani Israil were the poor and needy women who went to great lengths for their clothes and colours. They wore colourful clothes which only the wealthy women could afford.’ He then mentioned one woman of the Bani Israil who was short-statured. She got for herself wooden sandals to conceal her height and got made for herself a ring with an opening which was locked from the top. She filled it with musk. She then walked with tall or fat women. The people sent a man behind them and he recognized the tall women but not the one with wooden sandals.” [Sahih Muslim]

Friday, January 13, 2017

O my Creator....!

Until I realize 
That I can do
What I am blessed!
All the impossible
Become possible 
Why am I so ignorant!
That I am blessed 
With all the capabilities
You have bestowed!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

*_TIPS for Financial planning._*

1. *_30 %_* of your income must be used for monthly *_Living Expenses._*
2. *_30%_* of your income must be used for *_Liabilities Repayments_*
3. *_30%_* of your income must be SAVED for your *_Future Living_*.
4. *_10%_* of your income must be spared on *_Spritual_* and other *_Vocational Activities..._*
5. *_3- 6 Month_* monthly income must be available for *_Emergency Fund_* { LIQUID FUND }, it can be CASH or cashable investments
6. *_Home loans_* must be registered and applied on both husband and wife name. { Both can get benefits on Home loan Tax benefits }
7. Buying *_Second House_* for investment is not advisable and it depends on your risk appetites. [ Survey reports - it will fetch you only around 3% return]

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