Monday, September 30, 2013

Hajj at a Glance

A little information as we prep for Hajj, which is expected to fall on October 13-18. May Allah light a clear path to all our Hajj participants.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Ijumaa Karimu Wandugu!

Let's have a little bit more focus on our prayers then the guy below on this video.

I got this forwarded to me, Special dedication to all you ManU and Liverpool fans. Hilarious!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

POWERFUL Mufti Ismail Menk Talk - "Change For The Better" + DUA!!!

Great Words from the Mufti. Let's not be Laaaaaazy!!!!!

Island Emerges in Pakistan

A recent EarthQuake in Pakistan caused a new island to emerge off the coast of the town of Gwadar.
Its oval in Shape, about 250-300ft in lenght and 60-70ft above water.

It is mostly muddy, with some parts having fine to coarse grained sand and other parts being solid rock. It emits gas, and Geologists say, its not expected to stay over water for long, it will probably sink back in over time, and its a continual process of the continental drift.
According to Rashid Tabrez, who is the director general of the Karachi based National Institute of Oceanography, its caused by the energy released by seismic movements which pushes the sea floor to the surface. Apparently, this is the fourth Island in the region since 1945. Well, folks of Gwadar are very lucky to witness these events in their lifetime.

Source: BBC

Friday, September 13, 2013

Verses of the day - Surah Al-Fajr (The Dawn)

And as for man, when his Lord tries him and [thus] is generous to 
him and favors him, he says, "My Lord has honored me." But when He tries him and restricts his provision, he says, "My Lord has humiliated me." 
No! But you do not honor the orphan.
And you do not encourage one another to feed the poor.
And you consume inheritance, devouring [it] altogether,
And you love wealth with immense love. 
No! When the earth has been leveled - pounded and crushed -
And your Lord has come and the angels, rank upon rank,
And brought [within view], that Day, is Hell - that Day, 
man will remember, but what good to him will be the remembrance?
He will say, "Oh, I wish I had sent ahead [some good] for my life."
So on that Day, none will punish [as severely] as His punishment,
And none will bind [as severely] as His binding [of the evildoers].
[To the righteous it will be said], "O reassured soul,
Return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing [to Him],
And enter among My [righteous] servants
And enter My Paradise." [Quran 89:15-30]

Jumaa Kareem everyone!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Americans use the Internet to abandon children adopted from overseas

This is an interesting article from Reuters, and I think that everyone can relate to it, not only Americans. If you know within your heart that you cannot love a child that you did not give birth to the same way as your own biological child, please don't adopt, and instead support the child's upbringing where they are. You know, pay for their schooling, living expenses and etc. These kids grow up in tough environments that shape their characters, and it will require a lot of work, love and dedication from the Adopted parents to undo some of these characters. May God protect these kids.

When a Liberian girl proves too much for her parents, they advertise her online and give her to a couple they’ve never met. Days later, she goes missing.

KIEL, Wisconsin – Todd and Melissa Puchalla struggled for more than two years to raise Quita, the troubled teenager they'd adopted from Liberia. 
When they decided to give her up,they found new parents to take her in less than two days – by posting an ad on the Internet.

Nicole and Calvin Eason, an Illinois couple in their 30s, saw the ad and a picture of the smiling 16-year-old. They were eager to take Quita, even though the ad warned that she had been diagnosed with severe health and behavioral problems. In emails, Nicole Eason assured Melissa Puchalla that she could handle the girl.

"People that are around me think I am awesome with kids," Eason wrote.

A few weeks later, on Oct. 4, 2008, the Puchallas drove six hours from their Wisconsin home to Westville, Illinois. The handoff took place at the Country Aire Mobile Home Park, where the Easons lived in a trailer.

No attorneys or child welfare officials came with them. The Puchallas simply signed a notarized statement declaring these virtual strangers to be Quita's guardians. The visit lasted just a few hours. It was the first and the last time the couples would meet.

To Melissa Puchalla, the Easons "seemed wonderful." Had she vetted them more closely, she might have discovered what Reuters would learn:

• Child welfare authorities had taken away both of Nicole Eason's biological children years earlier. After a sheriff's deputy helped remove the Easons' second child, a newborn baby boy, the deputy wrote in his report that the "parents have severe psychiatric problems as well with violent tendencies."

• The Easons each had been accused by children they were babysitting of sexual abuse, police reports show. They say they did nothing wrong, and neither was charged.

• The only official document attesting to their parenting skills – one purportedly drafted by a social worker who had inspected the Easons' home – was fake, created by the Easons themselves.

On Quita's first night with the Easons, her new guardians told her to join them in their bed, Quita says today. Nicole slept naked, she says.

Within a few days, the Easons stopped responding to Melissa Puchalla's attempts to check on Quita, Puchalla says. When she called the school that Quita was supposed to attend, an administrator told Puchalla that the teenager had never shown up.

Read the rest of the story here....