Thursday, May 31, 2018

Vita vya Ka'bah - Kati ya Jeshi la Abrahah wa Habasha na Jeshi la Ndege waliotumwa na Allah

Othman maalim is such a great story teller. Yaani, anakusukia story kama movie vile, hivi kwanini hii story haina movie yake mpaka saa hivi?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Mazishi ya Seyyid Abdulrahman Ali

Innalillahi waina Illahi rajiun. Mwenyezi Mungu ampe kauli thabit.

Gifted with Cancer - Ali Banat

Ali Banat who was featured in living Muslim has passed away.
Inna lillahi waina illahi rajiun, May Allah grant him Jannah.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Hadithi ya Leo -Salatul Witr (The Last Prayer of the Night)

Ime hadithiwa na Abdullah bin Umar:

Mtume (ﷺ) alisema, "Sala ya usiku ina swaliwa rakaa mbili, ikifuatiwa na rakaa mbili na kuendelea. Na kama unataka kuimaliza,
basi swali raka moja ambayo itakuwa witr ya rakaa zako zilizopita." 
Al-Qasim alisema, "toka tupate umri wa ujana,tumekuwa tukiona watu wakiswali rakaa tatu kama sala ya witr na yote hiyo ina ruhusiwa.
Natumania hakutukuwa na madhara ndani yake."

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Umar:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Night prayer is offered as two rak`at followed by two rak`at and so on, 
and if you want to finish it, pray only one rak`a which will be witr for all the previous rak`at." Al-Qasim said, 
"Since we attained the age of puberty we have seen some people offering a three-rak`at prayer as witr and all that is permissible. 
I hope there will be no harm in it." 
(Bukhari: Book 14, Hadith 4)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Aya ya Leo - Salaa

Shika Sala jua linapo pinduka mpaka giza la usiku, na Qur'ani ya al fajiri. Hakika Qur'ani ya alfajiri inashuhudiwa daima.

Perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) from mid-day till the darkness of the night (i.e. the Zuhr, 'Asr, Maghrib, and 'Isha' prayers), and recite the Quran in the early dawn (i.e. the morning prayer). Verily, the recitation of the Quran in the early dawn is ever witnessed (attended by the angels in charge of mankind of the day and the night). (Qur'an 17:78)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Kama wewe una mambo haya hujafunga

Hahaha! Sheikh wa Mipasho ndo kashawaambia hivyo.
Habari ndo hiyo!

Aya ya Leo - Dua kwa Waliotangulia(Prayer for the Deceased)

Na walio kuja baada yao wanasema: Mola wetu Mlezi! Tughufirie sisi na ndugu zetu walio tutangulia kwa Imani, wala usijaalie ndani ya nyoyo zetu undani kwa walio amini. Mola wetu Mlezi! Hakika Wewe ni Mpole na Mwenye kurehemu.

And [there is a share for] those who came after them, saying, "Our Lord, forgive us and our brothers who preceded us in faith and put not in our hearts [any] resentment toward those who have believed. Our Lord, indeed You are Kind and Merciful." (Qur'an 59:10)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Aya za Leo - Waumini (The Believers)

Hakika Waumini ni wale ambao anapo tajwa Mwenyezi Mungu nyoyo zao hujaa khofu, na wanapo somewa Aya zake huwazidisha Imani, na wakamtegemea Mola wao Mlezi.Hao ambao wanashika Sala na wanatoa katika yale tunayo waruzuku.  

The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, their hearts become fearful, and when His verses are recited to them, it increases them in faith; and upon their Lord they rely.
The ones who establish prayer, and from what We have provided them, they spend.  
(Qur'an 8:3-4)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mawaidha ya Leo kutoka kwa Sheikh Kishki


 Ijumaa ya kwanza ya Mwezi wa Ramadhani.  Don't worry it gets easier.
Jumaa Mubarak!


Happy First Friday of Ramadhan. Hang in there, it gets better!

So it was brought to my attention that a lot of Muslims don't seem to have a good understanding of why they fast or they don't know how to respond to this question when asked. So, I thought this posed for a good topic to write about, since Ramadhan is right around the corner. - This time around, its here now!

Really, Why do we fast?

Wanna guess what is the number one answer that people give? Have you ever heard God wanted us to fast so we can feel how poor people feel? Sounds nice right? but that's not the main reason, we are just more humbled after going through a fast and we appreciate food more and think of those that don't have it. So then what is the real reason? Lets look at what the Qur'an tells us. 

O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint. -Qur'an Chapter 2 verse 183. 

[Fasting for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] - then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] - a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day]. And whoever volunteers excess - it is better for him. But to fast is best for you, if you only knew. - Qur'an Chapter 2 verse 184.

Yusuf Ali uses the word self-restraint in his translation, but Sahih International uses the word righteous. According to the free dictionary,  righteous is an adjective used to define a person as being Morally upright; without guilt or sin. The Qur'an tells us the criteria to be righteous and what you need to restrain yourself from. The verses are provided on Chapter 2 from verse 2-5. 

This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah,Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them,and who believe in what has been revealed to you[O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith].

Those are upon [right] guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are the successful.

Doesn't this sound like the six pillars of Iman, mixed with the five pillars of Islam? We first need to understand that we are not the only faith that fasts, as you can see it was prescribed to people before us. It is a form of medicine to bring us closer to Allah. When you fast, you restrain yourself from satisfying your body from eating, gossiping, fighting, negativity and sex (with your married partners of cause). Your soul takes control and makes you not only more conscious of Allah, but it also opens you up to see other things that you didn't notice before. You become more aware of your surroundings, as your senses of sight, smell, taste, sound and touch are heightened.The feeling of hunger pains, remind you of your obligation to fulfill the 3rd pillar of Islam, which is Zakkat (charity). You start thinking of the person who's stove wasn't turned on that evening, how did they survive the night, and how will they survive the day?  In other words, we become God's representatives on earth, by looking out for one another and taking care of all of his creations as we were meant to be.

Again, why do we fast?

We fast for Allah, by fulfilling a command prescribed to us in order to learn self restraint and be righteous human beings. Fasting helps us come closer to God, as we try to emulate some of his characteristics by being the vicegerent we were designed to be. This guarantees a joyous meeting with our Most Merciful Lord of the Worlds on the day of judgement.

Ramadhan Kareem everyone! May we all get Closer to Allah this Ramadhan and may he grant our wishes and forgive our sins as he is the Most Merciful and always forgives.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Happy Ramadhan 2018!

So its that time of year again to recharge, refresh and refind yourself.
 For our Friends who started on Wednesday May 16th and those who are starting on Thursday May 17th, I say Ramadhan Mubarak and happy fasting to you all. 
May Allah accept our fasts, prayers and grant us with many blessings. 
Pray for the world during this time, because we are thirsting for his blessings.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Shairi - Utenzi Ramadhani - Hadija Omari

Haya Jamani tunaanza kuutafuta Mwezi usiku wa Jumanne. In'Shaa'llah wote tutakuwa wazima wa afya kuufunga huu Mwezi Mtukufu.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Qaswida kutoka Tanzania leo - Mzee Yusuph (Ya Ramadhan)

Are you ready for it?
In'shaa'llah May Allah accept our fasts and prayers, forgive our sins and make it easy on all of us.