Sunday, September 16, 2007

Your complete guide to Ramadan

Ramadhan Mubarak!

A Muslim man reads the Koran before attending prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Yinchuan, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region September 16, 2007. Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking and conducting sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA) CHINA OUT

Here's a great site to read up on Ramadhan and all it's virtues.

Your complete guide to Ramadan


Thursday, September 06, 2007

Finally Updating!

A Palestinian man prays during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the main mosque in the West Bank city of Ramallah September 18, 2007. Muslims across the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.REUTERS/Loay Abu Haykel (WEST BANK)

Ramadhan Mubarak! Yaaay I'm finally updating, alhamdulillah about time eh? Wow it’s been long since I’ve updated, and many of you probably thought that I’d stop blogging now that I’m married huh?! Well no, I’m actually going to try to continue it, inshaAllah, if I don’t get all lazy about it again.

Sooo I’m married now, it’s been about 2 months since my nikkah and 1 month since my rukhsati. Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah I’ve never been happier in my entire life (Hajj is an exception) it truly is from the Blessings, Mercy and Grace of Allah (swt) and I guess from the many du’as of others (JazakAllahu Khair for those). So the Nikkah took place at the Ijtimah on July 1st and the rukhsati and walima happened at Islamic Foundation of Toronto (Nugget) and both days went well alhamdulillah. Then we went to Panama for a little holiday (1 week) and I really enjoyed it. I’ll just post a few pictures (that many of you keep bugging me about) because it takes too long on blogger these days to upload pics (at least for me they are). They're just few of the many pics I took...

This is a view from a house in Panama City. Looks, feels and sounds a lot like India.

The very famous Panama Canal. You can read about it here about how it was made and how it works, it's pretty interesting.

This is a view from our hotel balcony at a rainforest...SubhanAllah it was beautiful.

Breakfast outside with a breath taking view. Again SubhanAllah.

Ok so besides Panama, I'll be going for Umrah inshaAllah on the 23 this month and I'll be back after Eid inshaAllah!!!!!! So you all have to remember this sinful person in your du'as that all goes well and that all my ibadah is accepted. Also forgive me if I've wronged anyone knowingly or unknowingly, life is full of surprises and death is the biggest one...

I still can't believe its Ramadhan, time sure flies. SubhanAllah it feels like yesterday I came back from Madresa and my Nikkah was done and was thinking, "Oh it's still a while till Ramadhan." I just love this month, one feels so much closer to Allah (swt) in this month and does more sincere Ibadah trying to build Taqwa and a stronger Iman. If only we could all be steadfast even after this Blessed month passes. May Allah (swt) accept all our acts of worship, du'as and good intentions during this month. And have Mercy on us, open the doors of Jannah and forgive all our sins whether big as a mountain or small as an atom. Ameen!

An Afghan boy reads the alphabet of the holy Quran during the month of Ramadan at a mosque in Jalalabad city the provincial capital of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)