Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Binti wa Kiislamu's top 5 events of 2013

5. The passing of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
We all got affected by his passing, because he was a man of principle. He stood by his beliefs and never used politics or sugar coated stuff to try and please people. He once said, "anybody who changes his principles depending on who he is dealing, that is not a man who can lead a nation."
To lighten up the mood watch what the fake interpreter was really saying on this post here...

4. The Syrian Civil War death toll of over 100,000.
The Syrian Civil war started in March of 2011, and is still ongoing. The United Nations have estimated that over 100,000 have been killed, and by mid June 6,561 of those were children. Inna lillahi waina Illahi raj'iun(To Allah we belong and to him is our return). May Allah guide them in resolving their conflicts and grant them peace as well as all countries undergoing war. May he accept the souls of the deceased into his Janna, and may he grant peace to their families.

3. Jengo laporomoka Dar Mjini.
So in March of this year, we lost people, mostly children playing on a construction site that was next to a mosque, where the building collapsed. It was a sad sad day for us. Mistakes were made, blames were passed around, but it brought to light the carelessness of the city building inspectors. We really need to re evaluate our processes and how to be proactive instead of inactive when planning of buildings are being erected. I am not going to even start on the complaints of the Strabarg construction of the BRT lanes and their 7am-3pm work schedule. The accidents and traffic have brought more loss to the residents of Dar then the benefits they are supposed to bring.
My condolences goes to the families of the passed souls.To Allah we belong and to him is our return.

2. Island Emerges in Pakistan.
I am sure the folks of Pakistan feel very fortunate to have witnessed this event. Secrets of creation, Miracles, possibilities, events one wishes to be there to witness. Call it what you may, but this was an amazing event to witness. If you missed this post, read the cause of the island emergence here.

1. Meteor Blast in Russia
Early this year in February, a meteor fell and exploded in Russia and scientists say it was 10 times
greater then earlier thoughts. This is the 21st century and the country is Russia, who also happen to have an eye in space. The fact that even they couldn't foresee this meteor coming and send proper warnings, it shows that Allah only shows us what he wants us to see. May Allah protect us.

Happy new year folks, let's reflect on how we lived our lives in the past year, our interaction with others, and how we want to spend our 2014 God Willing. I pray that conflicts get justly resolved in 2014, may the sick and their families have courage, and may we all be fair in our dealings.
May Allah guide us, protect us from our trials and tribulations and may he shine his light on us and grant us peace.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Verse of the day - The Family of Imran

Those who spend [in the cause of Allah ] during ease and hardship and who restrain anger and who pardon the people - and Allah loves the doers of good.

Wale ambao hutoa wanapo kuwa na wasaa na wanapo kuwa na dhiki, na wanao dhibiti hasira, na wasamehevu kwa watu; na Mwenyezi Mungu huwapenda wafanyao wema

 ( Qur;an 3:134)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Jalal ibn Sa'eed (UK) | Don't Worry Be Happy

Today's Khutba is from  Mufti Jala Ibn Sa'eed. He talks about the Natural Goodness in your heart, and how proud Allah is of you, So don't Worry and Be Happy!

Jumaa Mubarak Everyone.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS) Convention 2013

Its that time of the year again, the RIS convention 2013 is on this December 27-29. If you are able to go, please, GO!GO!GO! This year they have a group of really great scholars from all over the world and performances from Raihan all the way from Malaysia and other great acts. Check out their promo video below.

They really make it fun for the youth, but its not only for the youth, Adults can go too. So if you are in the Toronto Area or near by, or you can afford to travel from far, get your tickets fast as they tend to sell out.
Go here for more info.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hadithi ya Leo - Mali(Wealth)

Abu Huraira alihadithia kuwa Mtume wa Allah (S.A.W) alisema:
Utajiri sio kuwa na mali nyingi, bali utajiri ni kuridhika na nafsi yako.

Abu Huraira narrated that the Messenger of Allah (S.AW) said:
"Richness is not having many possessions, but richness is being content with oneself. -Sahih
(Tirmidhi: Book 36:70)

Sign Language Interpreter Translates Mandela Memorial Impostor's Signs

Okay so if you live on earth, then you have heard of the fake interpreter, or the interpreter that was spitting nonsense on Mandela's funeral. How this guy passed background checks is really beyond me, but Jimmy Kimmel brought a real interpreter and here is what the guy was really saying.

Okay, so I know its not meant to be funny, but this was hilarious! Mbavu zangu mie.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Nelson Mandela State Funeral Tribute by President Jakaya Kikwete Tanzania

President Kikwete's Speech on Nelson Mandela's Funeral. I remember watching the First Nelson Mandela movie, not the new one with Idris Elba, but the original one with Danny Glover as Mandela and Alfre Woodard as Winnie. The whole Family was gathered to watch it. The movie came out at a time when Mandela was still in Jail, however, our parents thought that it was important that we knew his story and his struggles. His journey in life was definitely a tough one, but God kept him long enough to see the fruits of his struggle.I am glad at the end, he got to just live his life like the rest of the worry free folks, and just be. In the Quran there is a verse that says, "With every Hardship comes Ease".

Bye Bye Nelson Mandela, May your soul rest in peace.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

World's Most Extreme Airports - History Channel 240p

10 of the Worlds most dangerous airports. You know if you are on the top 10, then the likely hood of airline accidents are bound to happen more often on your airport. Enjoy the video.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Verse of the Day - Surat Maryam

It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be", and it is.

Haiwi kwa Mwenyezi Mungu kuwa na mwana, Subhanahu, Yeye ametakasika! Anapo lihukumia jambo basi huliambia tu: Kuwa! na Linakuwa. (Qur'an 19:35)

Have a blessed Friday everyone!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Hadithi ya Leo - Umuhimu wa Kusoma kwenye Sala (The Importance of Reciting in Prayer)

Abu Huraira Alisema:
Mtume wa Allah(S.A.W) alisema: Mtu yeyote anaye fuatilia sala bila kusoma Qur'ani, sala yake ina mapungufu (alirudia haya mara tatu) na haija kamilika. Abu Huraira aliambiwa, saa nyingine tuko nyuma ya Imam. Alijibu, isome moyoni, kwani alimsikia Mtume wa Allah(S.A.W) akitangaza kuwa Mwenyezi Mungu alisema: Nimeigawanya sala mara mbili kati ya mimi na mtumishi wangu, na mtumishi wangu atapata anacho kiomba.
Mtumishi wangu akisema: Sifa njema zote ni za Allah, Mola mlezi wa ulimwengu.
Mwenyezi Mungu anajibu: Mja wangu kanisifia.
Na akisema: Mwingi wa Rehema , Mwenye Kurehemu.
Mwenyezi Mungu anajibu: Mja wangu kanipongeza.
Na akisema: Mmiliki wa siku ya Malipo.
Mwenyezi Mungu Anasema: Mmja wangu amenitukuza na muda mwingine husema Mmja wangu amenikabidhi mambo yake.
Na akisema: Wewe tu ndio tunaye kuabudu na wewe tu ndiye tunaye kuomba msaada.
Mwenyezi Mungu anasema: Hii ni kati yangu mimi na mmja wangu, na mmja wangu atapata anachokiomba.
Kisha Mmja anaposema: Tuongoze njia iliyo nyooka, njia ya wale ulio waneemesha, na sio ya wale ulio wakasirikia wala ya wale walio potea.
Mwenyezi Mungu anasema: Hii ni kwa ajili ya mmja wangu, na mmja wangu atapata anacho kiomba.

Sufyan alisema: 'Ala b. 'Abd a-Rahman b. Ya'qub alinihadithia nilivyo enda kumuona nyumbani kwake alivyokuwa amekabidhiwa na maradhi.

Abu Huraira reported:

The Apostle of Allah (PBUH) said: If anyone observes prayer in which he does not recite Umm al-Qur'an, It is deficient [he said this three times] and not complete. It was said to Abu Huraira: At times we are behind the Imam. He said: Recite it inwardly, for he had heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) declare that Allah the Exalted had said: I have divided the prayer into two halves between Me and My servant, and My servant will receive what he asks. 
When the servant says: Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the universe.
Allah the Most High says: My servant has praised Me
And when he (the servant) says: The Most Compassionate, the Merciful.
Allah the Most High says: My servant has lauded Me
And when he (the servant) says: Master of the Day of judgment,.
He remarks: My servant has glorified Me. and sometimes He would say: My servant entrusted (his affairs) to Me.
And when he (the worshiper) says: Thee do we worship and of Thee do we ask help.
He (Allah) says: This is between Me and My servant, and My servant will receive what he asks for
Then, when he (the worshiper) says: Guide us to the straight path, the path of those to whom Thou hast been Gracious not of those who have incurred Thy displeasure, nor of those who have gone astray.
He (Allah) says: This is for My servant, and My servant will receive what he asks for

Sufyan said: 'Ala b. 'Abd al-Rahman b. Ya'qub narrated it to me when I went to him and he was confined to his home on account of illness, and I asked him about it. (Muslim 4:41)

Wiki Njema Wadau!

RePost:::Happy Independence Day!

Reposting this from last year. Same date this year 2013.

Today December 9 2012, Mainland Tanzania Celebrates 51 years of Independence from Britain. Alhamdulillah! We are greatful, and may Allah give us more years of Peace and Prosperity.

I just luv this Ad, Enjoy!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Verse of the Day - Surah Al-Ma'idah(The Table Spread)

O ye who believe! stand out firmly for Allah, as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just: that is next to piety: and fear Allah. For Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do.

Enyi mlio amini! Kuweni wasimamizi madhubuti kwa ajili ya Mwenyezi Mungu mkitoa ushahidi kwa haki. Wala kuchukiana na watu kusikupelekeeni kutofanya uadilifu. Fanyeni uadilifu. Hivyo ndio kuwa karibu mno na uchamngu. Na muogopeni Mwenyezi Mungu. Hakika Mwenyezi Mungu anazo khabari za mnayo yatenda.
(Qur'an 5:8)

Ijumaa Karimu na wikiendi njema!

A Special Jummah Khutbah by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Ijumaa Karimu Wadau.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Afariki Dunia!

(18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013)
"Hakuna Mtu anazaliwa kumchukia mwenzake kwasababu ya Rangi yake, au anapotekea, au dini yake. Watu lazima wajifunze chuki, na kama wanaweza kujifunza chuki, wanaweza pia kufundishwa upendo. Kwani upendo ni rahisi zaidi moyoni kuliko chuki."
Hayo ni maneno ya raisi wa Kwanza Mweusi wa Afrika kusini, ambaye ni kati ya watu walio pigania haki ya watu weusi na kuondoa ubaguzi nchini kwao.
Watch the video below for a 5 minute summary of his life.

A sneak Peak of his experience in Mbeya a city in Tanzania then Tanganyika, straight from his book "Long Walk to Freedom".

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Bye Bye Cheetos!

Today I say my goodbyes with deep sorrow to Mr.Cheetos (Sob! Sob!), as you can see the Flamin' Hot Cheese flavored baked one is my favorite. Ever looked at the ingredients on the back of the package? Well, here is what I got from their site, I circled one ingredient in red there, see it?

Yup! Enzymes, its the ingredient they add to their cheese powder to give it that yummy flavor. Ever wonder what type of enzymes they are? Well, let me just copy and paste a statement from their website.