Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a genetic condition where your skin falls off at the slightest touch, leaving your body with painful blisters and sores. 

The video below is of a boy named Jonny Kennedy who passed away in 2003 at the age of 36. Please be warned the video is disturbing. Jonny was a brave young man and may GOD rest his soul in peace.
Subhanallah! May God make our tests much lighter than this and alhamdullilah for my good health. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Radio Imaan FM online

Yipeee!!!! Radio Imaan FM is now available on USTREAM. Can't wait to see them on TV and in more regions in Tanzania.

Live broadcasting by Ustream RADIO IMAAN FM is an Islamic Radio under The Islamic Foundation Tanzania. Broadcasting live from MOROGORO city in Tanzania.  Which is broadcasting about 75% of Tanzania. Morogoro 96.0FM, Dar es salaam 104.40 FM, Zanzibar 104.40, Arusha 90.8, Dodoma 102.0 FM,Tabora 101.6 FM, Mwanza 106.5 FM, Mbeya 90.3 FM, Kigoma 92.5 FM, Songea 94.2 FM, Mtwara 90.9 FM, Pemba 104.4 FM.

An alternative site for Radio Imaan is Hapa pia utapata Radio Qiblaten na Radio Kheri, radio stations za kiislamu Tanzania.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Too Young?

How young should you start to train your kids to start practicing the Islamic rituals? Wait a minute Islam has Rituals? Yes I said Rituals that is; Fasting, reading/memorizing the Qur'an, Praying five times a day, giving to the less fortunate, loving the prophets and the most important of all Loving Allah and trusting in him. Thus the word Islam Meaning Submission, Submitting yourself to the will of God.

So how young is too young? Well most Muslims like the age seven. Mainly because there is a hadith that the prophet said to teach your children the prayer when they are seven.Well, some people Mashallah, have started to train their kids even earlier than seven. Simply because kids at a younger age, tend to imitate what parents do, and this is where you want to come in and make it a habit. Now if you don't have time to teach them, we have so many Muslim scholars now a days Mashallah, please put them to work and have them earn some extra money, as we all know our scholars are the least paid in this society today.

The picture above is of a 6 year old named Fatema with her brother who is 4 and they were visiting an orphanage in Kibaha, Tanzania. She has memorized some surahs, has fasted ramadhan and her 4 year old brother has fasted also and has memorized one surah. Mashallah! 

This is Fatema's Brother. Mashallah!

Its doable people, this 4 year old just beat many adults who can't even read Al Fatiha. Please visit Fatema's site at Just Giving Fatema-Chandoo (Click the link) for her full story and donate to her charity of choice.

Remember parents have an obligation to teach their kids and not leave it to society. I leave you with this quote from the Quran. O you who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a fire whose fuel is man and stones. (Quran Chapter 66: 6)

Salaam Aleykum

May God's Peace and Blessings be onto you.
Salaam by Sami Yusuf
I luv this song.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Waislamu Tanzania Wagoma Kushiriki Sensa 2012

Kikundi cha waislamu Tanzania wagoma kushiriki sensa itakayofanyika Mwezi wa nane tarehe 26 mwaka 2012. 

Hizi ndio sababu zao:

Nchi imeshafanyiwa sensa mara sita 1948, 1957, 1967, 1978, 1988 na 2002. Majibu yalikuwa kama hivi. 

Mwaka                                     Waislamu      Wakristo     Wapagani
1957(Muda wa Ukoloni)           58%                 32%               10%
1967 (Muda wa Uhuru)            31.4%              33.5%            34.3%
1988 (Muda wa Uhuru)            Kipengele cha Dini kilitolewa
2002 (Muda wa Uhuru)            Kipengele cha Dini kilitolewa
2012 (Miaka 50 ya Uhuru)                                  ?

Kesi inakuja mwaka 1967 miaka kumi baada ya sensa ya wakoloni, wapagani walizidi idadi yao kwa asilimia 24.3 na waislamu walipungua kwa asilimia 26.6, na wakristo waliongezeka kwa asimilia 1.5. Yaani, asimilia 25 ya waislamu waliacha dini zao kuwa Wapagani au ilikuwaje? Madai ni kwamba, haya majibu yalicheleweshwa kutolewa na yalirushwa mitamboni bila wananchi kuelezwa habari hizi.  Waislamu, kisa cha mgomo ni kwamba hawaamini hivi vyombo vinavyo fanya hii sensa na wanataka kipengele cha dini kiwekwe au sivyo HAISABIWI MTU!!!. Wanataka kiwekwe kurekebisha makosa yaliyo pita. Habari ndio hiyo.

Hii picha hapo juu ya mashekhe Zanzibar 1962, nimeitoa


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Not Ready to have kids yet?

Well you might want to rethink that decision. The study below tells another story.......

A genetic study has added to evidence that the increase in some mental disorders may be due to men having children later in life.
An Icelandic company found the number of genetic mutations in children was directly related to the age of their father when they were conceived.One prominent researcher suggested young men should consider freezing their sperm if they wanted to have a family in later life.The research is published in Nature.

According to Dr Kari Stefansson, of Decode Genetics, who led the research, the results show it is the age of men, rather than women, that is likely to have an effect on the health of the child.
"Society has been very focused on the age of the mother. But apart from [Down's Syndrome] it seems that disorders such as schizophrenia and autism are influenced by the age of the father and not the mother".

Dr Stefansson's team sequenced the DNA of 78 parents and their children.This revealed a direct correlation between the number of mutations or slight alterations to the DNA, of the child and the age of their father.The results indicate that a father aged 20 passes, on average, approximately 25 mutations, while a 40-year-old father passes on about 65. The study suggests that for every year a man delays fatherhood, they risk passing two more mutations on to their child.
What this means in terms of the impact on the health of the child is unclear. But it does back studies that also show fathers are responsible for mutations and that these mutations increase with age.And, for the first time, these results have been quantified and they show that 97% of all mutations passed on to children are from older fathers. Read the full story here...

Source: BBC

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Eid Mubarak from Las Vegas 2012

 Eid Prayer at the Mosque
It is a beautiful Mosque Mashaallah!
Shuttle buses to pick people up from Remote parking sites, as the Mosque Parking was full.

Khutbah after the Eid Prayer (Inside the Mosque)

Traffic was heavy that Metro was needed to direct it.
And this is how the day started for folks from Las Vegas in the US of A.
How did you start your Eid?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Eid Festivities!!!!

In Bloomington, MN

In Las Vegas, NV

In Toronto, CA
Prayer and Eid Festival at Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Downtown. Prayer, food, fun and fireworks!

In Luton, United Kingdom
Sunday, August 19, 11am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm 
Have a go at making some Islamic inspired crafts. £1.50 per child. Drop-in. 

When: 19 Aug 2012 11:00-16:30
Tel: 01582 548600
In Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania
Peleka watoto FunCity in Kigamboni, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania

Where they can ride

and swim as well.

Eid Mubarak!

Its official! No Moon sighted in the Middle east and the west on Friday, making Eid to Fall on Sunday as that puts us on a full 30 day month fast. The moon sighting committees in the UAE and Saudi Arabia have confirmed that the Shawal moon was not sighted on Friday Evening. The Fiqh Council of North America concurs as well. Tanzania Seems to follow suit, nothing has been announced by BAKWATA(Baraza Kuu la Waislamu Tanzania) on the moon sighting. So Kesho kufunga kama kawa.

 However, in the Nothern tribal areas of Pakistan (N.Waziristan and Shabqadar) are celebrating their eid on Saturday. The local Islamic scholars in the main mosque of Miranshah collected six evidences of moon sighting from six different witnesses, who claimed to have sighted the moon.  So Eid Mubarak to folks in the Northern Area of Pakistan, for the rest of you folks, Ramadhan is about patience, so persevere for another day.
On a side note: The UAE and Saudi Arabia have declared a 10 day public holiday. Shiiish! Must be Nice.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Tasbih Prayer

Do you know what the Tasbih Prayer is? I didn't until recently, and when I asked around about it, it seemed a lot of folks didn't either. So what is it? I mean we know when someone does the tasbih after prayer, you know your alhamdu's, astaghfiru's , etc. But now there is a prayer for it? Turns out yes.

Prophet Mohammed(S.A.W) once told his uncle; "O my uncle! Shall I not give you a gift? Shall I not show you something by means of which Allah Ta' ala will forgive your sins, the first and the last of them, the past and the recent, the unintentional and the intentional, the small and huge, the secret and open?" 

The prophet then taught him the Tasbih prayer. He then advised him to offer it daily if possible, and if not then every Friday or once a month or once a year or at least once in one's life time. This prayer is offered in four Rakkas, and in each Rakka you will recite the Tasbih as follows;

 "Subhana Allah Wal Hamdullilahi Wa laa illaha ila llahu Wallahu Akbar". 

The Goal is to recite it 300 times in four Rakka's. So You say it 15 times after you say your Surah Al-Fatiha and a surah, then 10 times at Ruku,  10 times after coming out of Ruku, 10 times during sajdas. Basically, for every position you change, after you say your normal Tasbihs there, then you say this Tasbih.

I leave you with a beautiful Tasbih recitation. Enjoy!

Zogo la Malawi na Tanzania Kwishniii

Finally zogo la kugombania mipaka ya lake nyasa limeisha okay not quite.Kisa choote, ni makampuni ya nje ya mafuta yanataka kuingia dili na Malawi, na kuwapa ideas zisizo kuwa na kichwa wala mguu. Baada ya Tanzania kuzitaka ndege zinazozunguka ziwa Nyasa upande wa Tanzania kufanya utafiti wa mafuta kuondoka fasta mpaka kieleweke, Malawi imekubali na kuziondoa ndege hizo.
Hizi ndio ramani zilizo zagaa google, hiyo mistari ya manjano ndio inayo onyesha mipaka ya nchi. kweli sisi tulikuwa tumelala wakati haya yanaendelea.

(Lake Nyasa)

Ingia  Hapa Mwananchi mwenyewe kwa habari zaidi.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Time for Zakat Ul-Fitr

Zakat ul-Fitr is charity given to the poor at the end of Ramadhan. Its purpose is to circulate wealth within the community, so that the poor can also be able to celebrate Eid at the end of Ramadhan. Every person is required to donate for Zakat ul-Fitr before the morning Eid prayer. Its best to give to the mosques as they know where it is needed the most.
Found this on, how true is this?

Now, if you are feeling a little more generous, below are some of the relief organizations that you can choose to give your Zakat ul-fitr on top of your local mosques of cause.

1.American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA) at
2.Islamic relief worldwide at
3.Al Maun at
4.Sisters need a place (SNAP) at

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

When Iftar backfires

So you burnt the food, and the dough didn't rise, and the curries came out too salty? NO PROBLEM!

Call for reinforcements.
Pizza's are life savers

and delish!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Thank You Allah!

Kaswida/Nasheed kutoka Malaysia.

Thank you Allah by Raihan!

Free College Education in Malaysia

 Another freebie people, this one from the government of Malaysia to all the international Graduate students.
(Picture from primetravels)
Beautiful! Isn't it?

Checklist for eligibility:
1. Cannot be over 45 years of age.
2. Must have graduated with a Second class upper on your Bachelors.
3.Have a minimum TOEFL Test score of 580 that is not older then two years.
4.Have a physical done by your doctor.
5.Write a proposal that is relevant to the needs and interest of Malaysians.( I suggest pick a topic you are interested in pursuing further in grad school, research its relevance in Malaysia and write a paper on it. There are no page number requirements, so this seems like it can be a one to two pager.)
6.Have an acceptance letter from a University in Malaysia ( I suggest pick the Harvard of Malaysia if you can).

They pay for everything, including your air ticket there.
For more details visit the the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education directly by Clicking this link. Good Luck guys! 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Important Chapters in the Quran

I got this sent to me today, hopefully we will all benefit from it, Inshaallah.

Surah Al-Fatiha protects one from the anger of Allah.

Surah Yaseen protects one from the thirst of the Day of judgement.

Surah  Al-Waaqiah protects one from poverty and starvation

Surah Al-Mulk protects one from the punishment of the grave

Surah Al-Kauthar protects one from the enmity of the enemy

Surah Al-Kaafiroon protects one from kufr at the time of death

Surah Al-Ikhlas protects one from hypocrisy

Surah Al-Falaq protects one from calamities

Surah An-Naas protects one from evil thoughts

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Olympic Winners

Congratulations to all the winners out there that participated in the 2012 Olympic games in London.
Here's to our Brothers and Sisters who won the Olympics this year. May God give you guys strength to finish the games in this holy month.

Mohammed Farah (Britain)

Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia)

Tariku Bekele (Ethiopia)

Mutaz Essa Barshim(Qatar)

Karam Mohamed Gaber Ebrahim(Egypt)

Nasser Al-Atiyah(Qatar)

Heiki Nabi (Eustonia)
Habiba Ghribi(Tunisia)
Oussama Mellouli(Tunisia)

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad(France)

Riza Kayaalp(Turkey)

Omid Norouzi(Iran)

Navvab Nasirshelal(Iran)


What's your preference?

Uji wa dimu na pilipili manga

Chai ya Maziwa iliokolea viungo

Sijui hii mila ya kunywa uji ulianzia wapi, since mahindi ni zao geni kwa sisi wa Tanzania. Yes Ugali was never invented by us, Maize was introduced to us by the Mzungu. But as long as I can remember Uji has been a traditional starter meal during Ramadhan. The saying goes, you need to start the stomach with something warm, which translated to blah blah and blah to me. I remember during my boarding school days, they will give us Uji and dates. I ate the dates and gave away my Uji of cause, to the next eagerly awaiting uji lover. Peeps started seeking me out for it, since they knew I never liked the stuff. So there I said it, I prefer my nice cuppa tea over Uji. Nothing against the uji, for the uji lovers out there, it is delicious, just not my preference. You?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Have you given your Zakka?

So have you? If not I suggest you hurry it up fasta fasta! The word deed or action has been mentioned in the quran 360 times. So what are you waiting for?If you are working and are making a living, then you can give to the poor. There is another person out there, who is less fortunate and does not know where he will get his next meal.

These are some of the conditions our poor live in.
Sometimes giving is not all about money, even transferring of knowledge on information that the poor don't have is good enough.

How about our brothers and sisters fleeing for survival in Myanmar?
(Picture by Blessedislam)

And the folks in Somalia?

Below are some of the Quran verses on giving in the way of your Lord.

You shall not attain righteousness until you spend out of what you love (in the way of Allah). Allah knows whatever you spend. [Quran Chapter 3:92]

And let not those deem, who are niggardly in giving away that which Allah has granted them out of His grace, that it is good for them; nay, it is worse for them; they shall have that whereof they were niggardly made to cleave to their necks on the resurrection day; and Allah's is the heritage of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is aware of what you do.[Quran Chapter 3:180

Verily, those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and humble themselves (in repentance and obedience) before their Lord, - they will be dwellers of Paradise to dwell therein forever. [Quran Chapter 11:23]

You get my gist, please help the poor and start with your own.The best help is the one where you teach them how to help themselves.


Yes We have landed in Mars. Man's fear of the unknown has made him so insecure that he won't sit tight and cultivate earth Nooo, its just not in our nature. We are a curious creature that we need to know what we don't know. We still want to know where are we really from and is there life out there besides ours? Nasa sent a rover to Mars and called it Curiosity.

The rover landed safely after a complicated landing.  What is its Mission? To search for extraterrestrial life and why Mars turned from a wet planted into a dry and cold one. So now one wonders, if the building blocks of alien life form is found, what can man do with that information? Would we try to communicate with it? Really? You tend to wonder sometimes what our motives are. We watch a lot of Steven Spielberg movies that put a lot of ideas in our heads of alien life forms, at the same time, there is that fear of opening a Pandora's box. What if, what we find should have been left WELL ALONE? Are we our own source of destruction? Or am I simply reading to much into this? Personally, I am just as curious as everyone else and a little excited. As a Muslim though, all these questions have been answered for me, but as a student of science I am definitely curious of their findings and how this research ends.

Here you go, The NASA Images of Mars reported by the Curiosity rover
Did I mention I was a science Freek?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tumsalie Mtume Jamani!

Swalawatu Nabii!
Sami Yusuf with his hit Supplication

Maher Zain with his hit Ya Nabi Salaam Alayka
I just did by singing along.You?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Futari - Misikiti tofauti

Futari kwenye Misikiti tofauti.

Msikiti wa masjid al nabawi (Medina)
(Picha hisani ya Madinapic)

Futari  kwenye msikiti wa Jamia (New Delhi India)

Futari  kwenye msikiti wa Sultani Ahamed (Turkey)

Futari Pakistani

Futari Dubai

Ramadhan Countdown!!!

Alright everyone! The countdown has started, we have 15 more days to go, have you done your Eid Shopping yet? Now is the chance to give more, pray more, and push your patience to the limit of no return. Lets go people, we can do it, May Allah guide you all in taming your mind, body and soul in this journey.

We are right in the midst of the second ten days of Ramadhan, which are the days of Forgiveness.
Let us say a prayer: "Our Lord, we have heard a caller calling to the faith: 'Believe in your Lord,' and we have believed. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, and remit our misdeeds, and make us die in the company of the virtuous." Quran 3:197.

Nimetumiwa hii dua nzuri kweli, naishare ili wote tufaidike nayo, Inshaallah!
"Yaillah Mola wetu Turidhie waja wako. Kasoro ya Matendo yetu Tunaomba msamaha wako. Kukosa ni Umbo letu Ukamilifu ni Wako. Zipokee Ibada na Funga zetu kabla kurudi kwako. Pepo iwe Mafikio yetu, iwe kwa Rehma zako. Wakinge wazee wetu, wapate Nasara yako. Tujaalie kila jema lije kwetu."
 Amin! Ramadhani Karimu Wadau.

Nawaacha na hii picha ya watu wakiswali tarawehe Makka.
Waislamu Makka

Friday, August 3, 2012

Msomi wa Leo - Ahmed Deedat (1918-2005)

Nitakuwa sijaitendea hii blog haki, kama sijamsema muanzilishi wa mijadala kulinganisha dini kati ya uislamu, ukristo na uyahudi Ahmed Hussein Deedat.  Muafrika kusini ambaye ni moja wa waanzilishi wa Islamic Propagation Centre International (IPCI) iliokuwa Afrika Kusini. Nia yao ilikuwa kuchapisha vitabu tofauti kuhusu dini ya kiislamu, na kutoa madarasa kwa waislamu wapya waliosilimu. Pia alianzisha As-Salaam Educational Institute kwenye mji wa Braemar. Anajulikana kwa vitabu vyake alivyo andika kuhusu tofauti ya uislamu na ukristo, na mijadala yake mingi aliyo fanya na wakristo wakubwa wa dini. Alikuwa pia anatoa hotuba nyingi kwenye maswala ya kulinganisha dini tofauti, na alikuwa ni msomi wa Quran na Biblia. Alizaliwa mwaka 1918 akafariki 2005, na alikuwa na mke moja na watoto watatu (wavulana wawili na msichana moja) .

Mwenyezi Mungu amlaze mahali pema peponi

Msikilize mwenyewe akiwa kwenye moja ya hotuba zake.
Alikuwa mkali huyo.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Toyota RAV4 and LEXUS Recall

Toyota is recalling 778,000 from the US of RAV4 Sports Utility and Lexus sedans. The company claims that there is a problem with the rear suspension arm. Toyota says that if the nuts on the rear suspension arm were not tightened properly during a wheel-alignment service, then rust can form with use causing the rear suspension arm to wear and separate. The affected cars are the 2006 to early 2011 models. Toyota is developing a fix and will notify owners to make an appointment with a dealer to apply the fix once implemented.

Kwa wale wadau wasio jua kama gari lao lipo kwenye huo mkumbo, na una gari ya aina hiyo na uliishusha gari yako toka Marekani, nakushauri uende kwa Toyota dealership karibu yako ucheki kama na wewe upo kwenye list. Au check vin number yako, ambayo ni mchanganyiko wa namba na herufi jumla ya herufi 17. Angalia hii namba kwenye dashboard upande wa dereva kuna ka chuma kadogo yenye hii namba, au fungua mlango wa dereva, pale mlango unapojibana hii VIN pia inapatikana hapo. Halafu nenda hapa, ucheki kama gari lako lipo kwenye list.

Toyota Sports-Utility 2006. Ni tamu hiyo

Lexus Sedan 2006
Duh! Aisee kama imepaki mbele nyumba kama hiyo,halafu ikawa ni yako hapo nyuma. Ni Raha tupu.