Bismillah ar Rahman ar Raheem

Bismillah ar Rahman ar Raheem
May Allah increase us in knowledge Ameen

Hadith on knowledge

Rasullah(saw) said: "He who takes the path to seeking knowledge Allah makes easy for him the path to Paradise"

(Abu Dawood)

Monday, 28 February 2011

Women's Appreciation Day

East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre ELM Women's Link in partnership with YPP and Rainbow house children's centre are celebrating Women's Appreciation Day on Saturday 12th March 2011 from 11am - 4pm at the London Muslim Centre.
There will be Bazaar, Children's activities, Bouncy castle, Therapy, and much more. THIS IS A WOMEN ONLY EVENT.
Please inform your family & Friends to join us.

Path Of Shaytan

Surah An Noor ayat 21:  "O you who believe, follow not shaytan's foot steps
If anyone will follow the footsteps of satan he will but command what is shameful and wrong"

The tricks of Shaytan is that he makes you deviate gradually, slowly but surely. Without you noticing or feeling like you are digressing And he will do it at a time when you "feel" strong in your deen.

The one who created us knows his creation so he set limits to protect us.  So we should have fear and Taqwa(God consciousness) of Allah in all that we  do because he is ever always with us (He is above his throne but with us in knowledge).
Uthmaan Ibn Affaan (ra) said:
"The believer has five types of Fear:
(1) The first is that Allaah may take his faith away from him.
(2) The second is that the recording Angels may write down something that may expose him on the Day of Resurrection.
(3) The third is that the Shaytan (Devil) may cause his deeds to become invalid.
(4) The fourth is that the Angel of Death may come to him without warning.
(5) The fifth is that this world may tempt him & distract him from the Hereafter."
 (Fara'id al-Kalam li'l-Khulafa al-Kiram, p.278)

Monday, 17 January 2011

Time To Get Focused!!

Its time to get focused.....
If you feel you are lacking in some good qualities it is never too late to develop them. Likewise you can rid yourself of any unpleasant qualities you may possess.

Either way its your responsibility! The first step to making a change is to acknowledge that a change is needed. It may seem difficult at first but the change will ultimately transform your life! 

No one but you will live your life and what you make of it. You are what you decide to be!Either you are moving towards Allah and his pleasure or not

 "O you who believe, turn sincerely to Allah from your own passions so that he may pardon your past evil - doings and cause you to enter paradise in the hereafter" (66:8)

Will your end be Allah's pleasure or the domination of your naffs?

Some advice on: Anger

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that, "A man said to Rasullah (SAW) 'Advise me', He said, 'Do not become angry' and repeated it several times saying 'do not become angry"
(Al Bukhari and Muslim)

The meaning of his (SAW) saying,'Do not become angry' is do not carry out or execute your anger and the prohibitation does not refer to anger itself, because it is a part of human nature which man is not able to repel.

The prophet (SAW) advised " Anger is from shaytan and shaytan is created from fire; the only. Thing which puts out fire is water so when any of you become angry let him perform wudu"
 (Abu Dawood)

Abu Dharr al - Ghifari said, " The messenger of Allah (SaW) said to us, 'when any of you becomes angry while he is standing let him sit down. Then if the anger leaves him (well and good) and if not let him lie down"
(Abu Dawood)

Luqmaan said to his son, "if you want to take someone as a brother, then make him angry, and if he is fair to you while he is angry (then take him as a brother) and if not then beware of him."
(An Nawawi)

Monday, 10 January 2011

What Do You Really Know About Islam?

The Five Pillars and Articles of Faith


Islam is one of the three Monotheistic religions practiced in the world today, the other two being Judaism and Christianity. Islam is the second most practiced religion after Christianity. Statistically 1 in every four people are Muslim. The aforementioned statistics show how popular Islam is. There are 1.57 billion Muslims around the world so you would think that the belief and practices of Muslims would be common knowledge right? Wrong.

I have found since embracing this religion that many peoples’ ideas about Islam are based upon, stereotyping and misconceptions which are being fuelled by the constant misrepresentation and negative images being feed to the general public by the media.
In order to challenge these false ideas we must as a Muslim Ummah spread the truth of this noble deen.

People are often scared of what they do not understand and therefore my aim with this article is to shed some light upon what Islam stands for in a brief and concise explanation. Firstly it is often common amongst non Muslims to believe that Allah is a different God to that of the other two monotheistic religions mentioned previously. We believe in all the same prophets Noah, Moses, Abraham, Jesus etc with the exception that we recognise Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as being the last and final messenger.

In order to see the true beauty of Islam people must first have to throw away their perceptions of Islam and Muslims – forget about the way we dress or what you may have heard about Muslims themselves and seek for truth about the religion itself with sincerity and an open heart. I will briefly give an explanation to the meaning of who we worship, what our religion means and who we are as Muslims.