Planning to do umrah in 2018? You must read this.

Assalamualaikum If you are planning to go for umrah between now and ramadhan 2018. There are a few things you need to know about the construction in Makkah. Due to renovation at the zamzam well, tawaf and umrah have been designated different floors. If you are doing Umrah you will proceed to gate 88 which…

To point or not to point…

What is the ruling on pointing of finger in Tashahud 1. Finger shld be pointed towards Qibla till Tasleem. 2. While pointing towards Qibla moving the finger in tashahhud is the Sunnah 3.There is a Sunnah that should be observed when moving [the finger], i.e., that the finger should be pointing towards the Qiblah, so…

Why not to take envelopes to weddings.

It has become customary for one to carry The cash filled envelope to a wedding they are attending. This is further encouraged with the … “No boxed gifts” messages on wedding invitations.. implying (Remember … Bring gifts but no boxed ones… Bring the Envelope). The purpose of this Sunnah, The Walimah, The wedding feast is…

Hajj. Why pack your own bag and what to pack .. FOR WOMEN.

Why you should pack your own bag when you go for hajj and what  to pack. With coming up. Let’s look at what we need to carry with us on hajj. One thing people always overlook is tents are divided between sexes. Keeping this in mind. We will make 2 different post. One for men…

Those who are entitled to receive the Zakaat

The people entitled to Zakaat are those places we can direct our Zakaat to. Allaah took charge of explaining for Himself what these places are, saying: _The charity (Zakaat) is only for the poor, the needy, those employed to collect (the Zakaat), those whose hearts will be inclined (towards Islaam, by giving them Zakaat), for…

One step (no app) Qibla finder.. Thanks to Google. خطوة واحدة (بدون التطبيق) اتجاه القبلة. شكرا جوجل.

Google announced today the *Qibla Finder*, a new web service which helps users find the right direction of the Qibla using augmented reality. أعلنت جوجل. ل اليوم * موقع القبلة *، وهي خدمة ويب جديدة تساعد المستخدمين على البحث في الاتجاه الصحيح للقبلة أنقر هنا CLICK HERE

How we make kids scared of Allah instead of Loving him. 

As a child growing up I was often told: Don’t waste your food, Allah will get angry Don’t throw that piece of paper on the floor Allah will get angry Don’t gulp water, drink in sips or Allah will get angry Don’t forget to read your salah or Allah will get angry Don’t be greedy…

Ramadan Special .. Fennel bread/naan

Naan but … not tandoori naan, it’s a yeast bread made that has a hint of yellow color and fennel…. so we will call it fennel bread, of course you can add dried raisins or cranberries if you want but I like it just like that. Back home this was one thing that was special…

Farewell tawaaf is it obligatory for the one who wants to leave Makkah? 

The farewell tawaaf is obligatory for the one who wants to leave Makkah after completing the rituals of Hajj because.  al-Bukhaari (1755) and Muslim (1328) narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The people were commanded that the last thing they should do should be to circumambulate the House, but this…