Wednesday, October 28

Hayat Bone Marrow Appeal II

So that all of you are able to comprehend the ease by which you can register to become a Bone Marrow Donor...

Step 1. Identify that you are 18-49 and in good general health.

Step 2. Pick up the phone and dial: 0207 284 1234

Step 3. Ask to speak to someone about Donor Recruitment and tell them you want to register.

Step 4. Answer a few questions on the phone

Step 5. Get Donor registration pack

Step 6. Take it to your local GP to get your blood sample done.

Step 7. Post it back

Step 8. Your on the register assuming all the above is okay...

Then you just wait for a call one day that will tell you your a match to someone who needs a donor....

Is it really that hard?

Hayat Bone Marrow Appeal

Thursday, October 22

Dean Sheikh ~ 22/10/09

Dua'as are requested from the readers of this blog, for 8 year old Dean Sheikh who passed away early this morning. May Allah grant him Jannatul Firdous, may Allah reunite him with his Mother in Jannah and may Allah grant his family sabr, strength in Emaan and forgiveness.

On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear [Quran 2:286].

I pray Dean is in a better place and thank Allah for not prolonging his suffering

انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un

'Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return'."
To find out more about others who need a Bone Marrow Donor please visit
Please keep him and his family in your dua'as.
JazakhumAllahu khairun


Sunday, August 9

Asalamualaikum wahrehmatullah
As I have now moved to Manchester alhamdulillah, the events I will post are most likely to be fairly local....starting with:
Selected Chapters from
The Book on Ramadhan (Continued from Last Year)
By Shaykh Saleh al Fawzaan
Salafi Centre,
2 Dudley Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 9DA

Monday 10th August
One Lesson after Maghrib (8.48approx) to Isha
More info at:
For those non-locals...or non-mobile
Wa'alaikum asalam wahrehamtullah

Sunday, August 2

A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers,
wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints.

We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We've added years to life not life to years.

We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less.
We plan more, but accomplish less.

We've learned to rush, but not to wait.
We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.

These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it.

An embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak!
And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

If you don't send this to other people....Who cares?


JazakhumAllahu khairun to the dear sister that sent me made my day and made me think...i pray it makes you think too....


Wednesday, May 20


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You don't need a Paypal account, just a card to make the payment inshaAllah.

May Allah accept it from you and make it a means for your purification Ameen.

JazakhumAllahu khairun


Monday, May 18


Asalamualaikum wahrehmatullah wabarkatuhu
Any of you that have watched the news over the last few weeks will know
Click here to see the latest:
Thousands of innocent Muslims have fled the conflict between the Pakistan army and "Taleban" rebels in SWAT, Pakistan.
Now many of them face much hardship and have headed towards the main cities such as Lahore (Punjab).
Some of my family are attempting to help those in need with the basics of food and shelter
(100% for the sake of Allah)
PLEASE donate generously to help them survive these troubled times and give them a little hope inshaAllah.
Simply click log on to and go to "Send Money" > Personal Donation > Gift donate online securely paypal/switch/debit/credit card
using the email address
May Allah reward you in this life and the akhirra ameen.
Wa'alaikum asalam wahrehmatullah wabarkatuhu

Pakistani refugees 'reach 1.45m'

Thousands of people have poured into the refugee camps
Nearly 1.5 million people have been displaced by this month's fighting in north-western Pakistan, the United Nations refugee agency says.
The Pakistani military has been engaged in major operations against the Taleban in the area.
The UNHCR is calling for urgent and massive international help.
It says the 1.45 million displaced since 2 May is in addition to those displaced by fighting last year - bring the total to more than two million.

Surprising speed
Thousands of people have streamed into camps seeking refuge from the conflict.
The speed with which people have fled their homes has taken experienced UN aid workers by surprise.
They say some parts of the Swat valley have been emptied of their populations.
The UNHCR says the crisis could destabilise the entire region unless there is a massive response from the international community.
Pakistan's Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, has described the situation as the country's worst refugee crisis since the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.



Tuesday, April 28

iMuslimah Reminders: Part I

Visit me at and keep watching for more reminders inshaAllah...

JazakhumAllahu khairun

Tuesday, April 14

iMuslimah and the new Soulscripture site.

The launch of is here at last.
Check it out and register today inshaAllah...
SoulScripture, has recently moved, if you are a regular reader, then please visit and bookmark: and
Alhamdulillah Soul Scripture has lived on blogger for the last 3 years... So I decided I needed a change, a facelift perhaps... This site has now relocated.
The new sites include blogs links and posts from this and all other blogs written by myself as well as a new iMuslimah Webshop to raise money for the treatment of a kidney patient. Please visit it, benefit, bookmark, and become a member. Invite others also. See you on the other side insha'Allaah.
JazakhumAllahu khairun
Umm Salihaa

Monday, March 16

Why go when you can lie??

Following on from a previous post, I found this excellent reminder....

Incidently, I was very very tired this morning, infact I felt completely drained, and the exact thought crossed my mind....


10 mins snooze later I kicked off the duvet and got up... I mean we've all done it...not for work, but when we just "can't be bothered" to go to a class/talk/lecture or do something we were meant too, get up for salaah on time or whatever...the list is probably many you times do you delay something for that appointment you have with your pillow...that just lingers on to make you that little more lethargic/lazy.

How many excuses do we look for?

How many are actually true?

May Allah protect us from lies, and save us from the evil whisperer, keeping us just to the true word in our every action. Ameen...

Monday, March 9

Pray, for indeed you did not pray...

Asalamualaikum warehmatullah wahbarakatuhu
I read this hadeeth in a book I bought the other day, and it made me think to myself - what a hurry we are always in, when we pray "Oh I must get back to work", "Oh I must go and eat", "Oh such and such is waiting for me"....ya' we forget this next salaah may be our last...?
It's the simple things that we often neglect, that become routine and no longer an act of "iba'dah" and the dhikr that flows off one's tongue so fast it is like we are reciting a book all in one breath...or the wudhu that is done so fast there are still dry spots that remain untouched, unpurified...the sujud where the head literally raises from the ground so fast that you would think it bounced....when that last breath departs from our lips, will we not have remorse and regret for not paying heed to the the things that mattered, the many opportunities we had to please Allah, that we neglected or didn't give 100%...stealing from our salah the khushu, the benefits, the reward, the purpose......
May Allah protect us from the evils of the dunya and the whispers of shaytaan and our nafs and help us all to correct our iba'dah, so that we may benefit from it in the dunya and in the akhirra inshaAllah....

"On the authority of Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with Him), a man entered the masjid and started praying while Allah's Messenger (Peace be upon Him) was sitting somewhere in the masjid. Then (after finishing the prayer) the man came to the Prophet (Peace be upon Him) and greeted him. The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) said to him, "Go back and pray, for indeed you have not prayed". The man went back and prayed, and having prayed, he came back and greeted the Prophet (Peace be upon Him). The Prophet (Peace be upon him) after returning the greeting said, "Go back and pray, for you did not pray". On the third time the man said, "O Messenger of Allah! Teach me how to pray". The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) said, "When you get up for prayer, perform the ablution properly and then face the Qiblah and say Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar), and then recite of what you know of the Qur'aan and then bow, and remain in that state till you feel at rest in bowing, and then raise your head and stand straight; and then prostrate till you feel at rest in prostration, and then sit up till you feel at rest while sitting, and then prostrate again till you feel at rest in prostration; and then get up and stand straight, and do all this in all your prayers."
- Al Bukhari 2/276
From the book selected pearls by Shaykh Abu Abdir Rahman Fawzee al-Atharee ( Publications).

Wednesday, March 4

"Ugly" Hijab vs. Fashionable Hijab

So for those sisters that have been through this, they will know exactly what the video above is getting at.

Shaytaan is around to tempt us away from the good right until we either follow his route of evil (Allah protect us from that) or till we die in a state of disbelief.

I mean really, the eye shadow, the dyed fring sticking out that is only covered for Salaah! the tight fitting abaya/clothing....

If you identify with the video - do you really understand the concept of hijab??

Recommended reading:

available from most good bookstores.

Thursday, February 19

Are you an extremist?

Asalamualaikum wahrehmatullah

Those who read my blog regularly or who have followed it at all in the last 3 years would know I don't tend to approach things that the media throw up, vomit out, or whatever really...simply because it's so common and usually it's just down right rubbish....

The below article is no exception to this...anyone that calls or even remotely considers themself a now to be branded an extremist...



If believing in your religion is extreme...then I congratulate all my fellow believers on receiving such recognition in the dunya (may Allah make us worthy of the promised reward in the akhirra inshaAllah)...

For those that speak against the religion, and revoke all association with it, by speaking against the Deen, by saying the opinion of the majority is to be a mute and moderate muslim...I say may Allah forgive you....and ask who are you to represent my voice? or the voice of those who stand up for what is true and not the obscured reality many are facing towards...

May Allah only make our conviction and love for Him, His Messenger and the message of Islam deeper and stronger with each and every passing plot the non-Muslims and their allies make against us.

Personally it makes me sick to read such pathetic articles...May Allah make me of those whom He is pleased with....Ameen...


Anti-terror code 'would alienate most Muslims'
The government is considering plans that would lead to thousands more British Muslims being branded as extremists, the Guardian has learned. The proposals are in a counterterrorism strategy which ministers and security officials are drawing up that is due to be unveiled next month.
Some say the plans would see views held by most Muslims in Britain being classed by the government as extreme.
According to a draft of the strategy, Contest 2 as it is known in Whitehall, people would be considered as extremists if:
• They advocate a caliphate, a pan-Islamic state encompassing many countries.
• They promote Sharia law.
• They believe in jihad, or armed resistance, anywhere in the world. This would include armed resistance by Palestinians against the Israeli military.
• They argue that Islam bans homosexuality and that it is a sin against Allah.
• They fail to condemn the killing of British soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Contest 2 would widen the definition of extremists to those who hold views that clash with what the government defines as shared British values. Those who advocate the wider definition say hardline Islamist interpretation of the Qur'an leads to views that are the root cause of the terrorism threat Britain faces. But opponents say the strategy would brand the vast majority of British Muslims as extremists and alienate them even further.
The Guardian has also learned of a separate secret Whitehall counterterrorism report advocating widening the definition of who is considered extremist. Not all in Whitehall agree with the proposals and one official source said plans to widen the definition were "incendiary" and could alienate Muslims, whose support in the counterterrorism effort is needed. There were also fears it could aid the far right.
Contest 2 is still being finalised by officials and ministers. Those considered extreme would not be targeted by the criminal law, but would be sidelined and denied public funds. Ed Husain, of the Quilliam Foundation thinktank, said the root causes of terrorism were extremist views, even if those advocating the views did not call for violence.
Husain, once an extremist himself, said: "Violent extremism is produced by Islamist extremism and it's only right to get into the root causes."
Inayat Bunglawala, a former spokesman for the Muslim Council of Great Britain, said such plans would affect many British Muslims. Bunglawala, who now runs Engage, which tries to get Muslims to participate in politics and civic society, said: "That would alienate the majority of the British Muslim public. It would be counterproductive and class most Muslims as extremists."
In a speech in December, the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, said the government's counterterrorism strategy had to include challenging nonviolent extremist groups that "skirt the fringes of the law ... to promote hate-filled ideologies".
The Contest strategy was put in place in 2003 as the UK beefed up its response to the threat of al-Qaida inspired terrorism.
But the security service's assessment shows no drop in those they consider dangerous and the UK's terror threat level remains at severe general.
The Home Office said: "We don't comment on leaked documents."


I mean really...what was there that needed commenting on that we didn't already know?

And lets remind these people it's not just Islam that advocates homosexuality as a sin, but also Christianity and Judaism in there true essence advocate this as a sin...

I don't see anyone pointing the finger at the Priests or Rabbi's or other "People of the Book" who hold this belief....

So where are we again...that's rule for the Muslims, another for the non-Muslim...



Friday, February 6

Dua'a Request


Dua'as are requested from the readers of this blog, for 8 year old Dean Sheikh

He is due to undergo a liver biopsy and Bone marrow aspirate and trephime biopsy this week under General Anaesthetic.

May Allah grant him health, cure him and purification through this, may He grant his mother sabr, and may he bless him with infinite happiness and all that is good in the dunya and akhirra. Ameen


To find out more about Dean and his condition please visit

Alhamdulillaah Dean is doing well now and everything was a success.
Please keep him and his family in your dua'as.
JazakhumAllahu khairun

Thursday, February 5

Knowing the footsteps of Shaytaan

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
This old enemy of Bani Aadam the children of Aadam (alayhi as-salam) in his pursuit of trickery and schemes, is determined to embark boldly in the battle against the course of time. He plots and plans in organized stages and continues in his way, one fight after another. He executes his politics with man step by step.
Allaah aza wa'jal says;
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ ادْخُلُواْ فِي السِّلْمِ كَآفَّةً وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ
"O ye who believe! Enter into Islam whole-heartedly; and follow not the footsteps of the evil one; for he is to you an avowed enemy"
Other examples of his planning include:
  • Shaytaan causing one to be absentminded and forgetful
  • Shaytaan luring you into destruction by persuasion
  • Whispering of Shaytaan and his weakening of the connection with Allaah
  • Shaytaan beautifying disobedience and sin
  • Shaytaan causing fear and terror
  • Shaytaan ordering with disobedience and embarking upon sinful actions
  • Shaytaan instigating anger, fury and incitement
  • Shaytaan leading man to confusion and restlessness
  • Shaytaan instigates malicious joy and then leaves and disassociates from man


May Allaah protect us from the evil of our enemy shaytaan and grant us of that which is good in the dunya and akhirra ameen.

Monday, January 19

Maligning the Wind

When the wind blows, and laps over and over against your window, roaring and keeping you awake....
do not curse or speak evil of this wind....but seek refuge with Allah...

Kitaab At-Tawheed

The Prohibition of Maligning the Wind

On the authority of Ubayy Ibn Ka'ab (ra) it is reported that Allah's Messenger said:

"Do not malign the wind; if you see that which displeases you, say: "Oh, Allah ! We ask of You the good of this wind and the good that it is commanded to bring with it; and we seek refuge with You from the evil of this wind and the evil that it is commanded to bring with it."
(Narrated by At-Tirmidhi, who graded it authentic)

Because Islam has ordered us to be of good character and good manners, the Messenger of Allah forbade the Muslims from maligning or cursing the wind; this is because the wind is one of Allah's creations: It does not blow or remain still, or harm or benefit except by Allah's Command therefore vilifying it amounts to vilifying Him Who sent it. Then Allah's Messenger informs us that the wind may bear good or ill and that it is incumbent upon the Believer to ask Allah , Most High, for the good and to seek protection with Him from the evil.

Definition of Malign: "to speak evil of"

Sunday, January 18

The blessing behind the CHILL

While many of us are cold, complaining of the weather, our past predecessors rejoiced at the coming of this season….Why?

"The best season to a believer is the winter, its nights are long for those who wish to pray, and its days are short for those who wish to fast"
Al Hasan Al Basri.

It is reported from Abu Hurayrah – Allah be pleased with him – that he said:
Shall I not point you to comfortable proceeds? People responded, "And what is that o Abu Hurayrah?" He replied, "Fasting in winter."

It is reported from 'Umar – Allah be pleased with him – that he said:
Winter is booty for the devout worshippers.

It is reported from 'Ubayd bin 'Umayr – Allah have mercy on him – that he said:
It used to be said when winter came: O people of the Qur`an, the night has become long so you can pray (more) and the day has become short for you to fast.

Abu Nu'aym, Hilyah Al-Awliyaa`.
It is reported from the famous worshipper Rabi'ah – Allah have mercy on her – that she said:
I have never heard the adhan except that I remember the caller who will announce the Day of Resurrection, and I never see the falling snow except that I imagine the flying pages of the records of peoples deeds (on that day), and I never see swarms of locusts except that I think about the Great Gathering on the Last Day.
Ibn Al-Jawzi, Sifah Al-Safwah Vol. 2 p433.