Friday, November 29, 2013

Verse of the Day - Surah Al-'Isra (The Night Journey)

And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], "uff," and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word.

Na Mola wako ameamrisha kuwa usimuabudu yeyote ila yeye tu, na uwatendee wema wazazi. Ikiwa mmoja wao au wote wakifikia uzeeni na wewe, basi usiwaambie hata Aah! wala usiwakemee, bali sema nao kwa heshima. (Qur'an 17:23-24)

Habari ndio hiyo...
Ijumaa Njema Wadau!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hadithi ya Leo - Tuhuma (Suspicion)

Ime hadithiwa na Abu Huraira:
Mtume wa Mwenyezi Mungu(Rehma na Amani zimshukie) alisema, Kuweni makini na Tuhuma, kwani ni hadithi yenye uongo kuliko zote. Msitafute makosa ya wenzenu, wala kupelelezana, kuchukiana na kususiana enyi watumwa wa Allah, kuweni ndugu.

Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Messenger (PBUH) said, 'Beware of suspicion, for it is the worst of false tales and don't look for the other's faults and don't spy and don't hate each other, and don't desert (cut your relations with) one another O Allah's slaves, be brothers!"  (Bukhari Vol. 8, Book 80)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Africa's First Underwater Hotel Room

Yup! If you are brave enough to sleep with the fishes, this hotel is for you. The Manta Resort, is located in one of the Islands of Tanzania called Pemba. The room goes for $ 1,500 per night or $750 per person sharing per night. Hey you only live once.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Food Inc - A documentary of The American Food Industry

Wow! is all I can say, if you have the time, check out this video. Someone sent this to me and I couldn't stop watching it. Its long so brace yourself. Enjoy!

Yaani, mkulima ananunua mbegu zi kizao kipya kilicho badilishwa na sayansi kidumu magonjwa. Lakini mkulima haruhusiwi kukusanya mbegu wakati wa mavuno, ili kuzipanda tenda. Ni lazima anunue mpya kutoka kwenye kampuni yenye hati za hizo mbegu, akibakwa anafanya kinyume, anashtakiwa mahakamani. Loh! Hiyo si kumfunga mkulima milele. Duh! ndo maana muingereza alikataa hii kitu, lakini bongo tumekubali. Mungu awastiri wakulima wetu wa jembe waelimike na haya maswala.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Is Your Computer Slow?

Well is it? Do you have a lot of ads popping up when you start your computer or open a web browser(Internet Explorer or Firefox) ? If the answer is yes, chances are your computer is infected. Not to worry, it can be fixed. Now the best option to cure your virus infection is to rebuild your computer, meaning re-installing your windows operating system and all your applications and files you have saved. However, rebuilding a computer from scratch is not a very pleasant experience, so I am going to show you a very simple do it yourself computer maintenance that IT folks do for quick fixes.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Happy Monday!

Salaam Aleykum! What a better way to start your Monday Morning, then with this delicious freshly squeezed Orange Juice full of Vitamin C,B-6, A, Calcium and Magnesium. Whether your making it for yourself or your whole family, do it with a smile.

These juicers are life savers.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Verses of the Day - Surat Luqman

And do not turn your cheek [in contempt] toward people and do not walk through the earth exultantly. Indeed, Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful.
And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; indeed, the most disagreeable of sounds is the voice of donkeys." 

Na usigeuze shavu (kwa jeuri) kwa watu, na usitembee kwenye ardhi kwa maringo, hakika Mwenyezi Mungu hampendi kila ajivunae na ajifahirishaye.
Na Uwe na mwendo wa kati, na teremshe sauti yako, bila shaka sauti ya punda ni mbaya kuliko sauti zote( kwa makelele yake ya bure).  (Qur'an 31: 18-19)
Ijumaa Njema Wandugu!

Reverse Diabetes in 30 days

I watched this documentary about how these guys were able to reverse their diabetes in 30 days, and boy did I come out as a believer. Like really, before insulin was invented, how did our ancestors survive this disease? Some of us are lucky not to have it, but based on the genetically engineered foods that are being introduced in Africa these days and the idea of feeding your chicken hormones to unnaturally reduce the growth life cycle is dangled in-front of us, who is to say we are not far off from getting it.

We know that diabetes patient are all told to watch their diets, however, they don't stop taking their pills or their insulin shots. But who knew that with a complete change of their diet and medication will be history. Now granted going Raw is not for all of us, but we can make small changes. Like making sure that atleast 50% of what we put in our tummies are from raw food sources. Badala ya kuweka robo kachumbari kwenye sahani, fanya nusu sahani ubwabwa, na nusu kachumbari. Hizo Kachumbari tuziongezee matango, karoti, kabichi, giligilani na ndimu ya kutosha. Mwili wako utakupenda, mpaka utaanza kujitibu wenyewe. Allah has really blessed us with the best of the best bodies, that we need to take care of them more often. The documentary was a definite eye opener for me, diabetes can be cured, that is once we figure out how to take control of our bodies.

Anywho, let me stop talking and let you watch this documentary so you can get rawgucated. 
I leave you with these Quotes from the Quran;

(Saying): "Eat of the good things We have provided for your sustenance, but commit no excess therein, lest My Wrath should justly descend on you: and those on whom descends My Wrath do perish indeed! (Quran 20:81)

They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: "In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit." They ask thee how much they are to spend; Say: "What is beyond your needs." Thus doth Allah Make clear to you His Signs: In order that ye may consider (Quran 2:219)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ashura (The Day of Atonement)

Ashura is a day that usually falls on the 10th day of the Month of Muharram( The January of the Islamic Calendar). Its history goes back to Moses's time and it commemorates the day that the jews were freed from Egypt, Moses (A.S) fasted on this day and told the people to fast. Muslims remember this day by fasting on the 9th and 10th day of the month of Muharam. It is also a day observed in mourning, as it is the day the grandson of prophet Mohammed(S.A.W), imam Hussein ibn Ali (R.A) was killed in the Battle of Karbala. So let's try to fast on the 9th and 10th of Muharam, in order to fully participate on this day of Atonement.

Verse of the Day - Surah Al-Furqan (The Criterian)

And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace.

Na waja wa Mwenyezi Mungu,ni wale wanaokwenda ulimwenguni kwa unyenyekevu, na wajinga wakisema nao(maneno mabaya) huwajibu (maneno ya) Amani.

(Qur'an 25:63)

Wiki njema wadau!

Monday, November 11, 2013

For the Love of Water

Water is an essential element for the survival of mankind.This documentary explores water like never before, it talks about how the big corporations exploit this natural resource by trying to profit from it.Personally, I like the part where a village in India harvest water and turn their dessert village into a green lush farm land. Sometimes, the people have their own solutions, they just need a little funding and help to make it happen. The video is long, so prepare yourself, but if you haven't watched it, please do, it is a must see for all.

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Rainwater harvesting is such a cheap alternative to huge damns, that even communities can do it themselves. Its such a simple process of capturing, accumulating and storing rain water into large pits for future use. Why aren't we all doing it? It will solve so many of our problems and also lower that water bill huh? As I said before we are getting there.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Solar Tyre Oven for under $5 - How to make a cheap solar cooker - Tire Oven

One of the many problems we have in Africa is deforestation. How? We simply need wood to fuel everything, especially the villages, cooking, heating water etc. Women are usually left with the burden of having to go and hunt for this fuel. So in order to keep with the times and try to go green so as to preserve our planet and of cause to ease on the labor work for the women. I found a little educational video from our brother Moses in Uganda, showing us how to build our own solar oven, from; get this, an old worn out tire, some newspapers, foil paper, glass cover and some tape. Top this off with the Power of the Sun and viola it's magic.

Now getting foil paper, glass and tape might be a problem for folks in the village. Also, some folks might not be into the do it your self bandwagon, so below is a more, factory properly designed and made for a little more mula, but better quality solar stove.

I love it when we use our brain as it was designed to function. Hey! we are slow as hell, but we are getting there. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Verse of the Day - Surat Al-'Isra (The Night Journey)

Whoever is guided is only guided for [the benefit of] his soul. And whoever errs only errs against it. And no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. And never would We punish until We sent a messenger.

Anaye ongoka basi anaongoka kwa ajili ya nafsi yake. Na anaye potea basi anapotea kwa khasara yake mwenyewe. Wala habebi mbebaji mzigo wa mwengine. Wala Sisi hatuadhibu mpaka tumpeleke Mtume.* (Qur'an 17:15)

* Mwenye kufuata njia ya Haki basi anajifaa mwenyewe, na mwenye kuiacha basi anajipoteza mwenyewe. Wala hapana mwenye kubeba dhambi zake akambebea dhambi za mwenginewe. Wala haitufalii kumuadhibu yeyote kwa kutenda kitu kabla hatujampelekea Mtume kutoka kwetu amwonyeshe njia ya Haki na kumkataza maovu. 

Ijumaa Njema Wadau!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Islamic New Year!

As we welcome this sacred month of Muharram in the new year of 1435, let's reflect on our lives in the past year, and pray to Allah that he blesses our coming years.
Happy New Year!
May this coming year be filled with peace, love and Be Free of Greed.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Jumaa Mubarak from Dodoma, Tanzania

Today's Jumaa Greetings come from Muammar Gaddafi Masjid in Dodoma, Tanzania. This mosque was funded by the former Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi and it is the largest mosque in the city, if not the whole country.

Alhamdullilah! We are grateful to Allah and the late Gaddafi for funding this beautiful Mosque for us.May his soul rest in peace.