Monday Musings!!!

January 4, 2010

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Alhamdulillah!  The Al Mihrab blog has named Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel, one of the Five Good Books for American Muslims (and everyone else). Check out all the books by clicking HERE.

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It is told that on many a morning the venerable Khwaja Sheikh Bahaudin Naqsbandi (also called Baha al-Din, and in some parts of the world known as El-Shah) would stand on his doorstep, look out and think: “Everyone is a sheikh these days. Where has the dervish gone? Are there any left?”

(My late Master, Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh, often said something similar.)

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The name of the Prophet’s (pbuh) mother was Aaminah bint Wahb, and his father’s name was Abdullah ibn Abdul-Mutalib

Translated:

Aaminah, the daughter of Wahb
Abdullah, the son of Abdul-Mutalib

So this means Wahb was the maternal grandfather of the Prophet (pbuh), and Abdul-Mutalib was the paternal grandfather of the Prophet (pbuh).

(For all the grandfathers out there, peace and blessings be upon us all.)

Ya Haqq!


Eid Mubarak – Feed the Hungry

October 13, 2007

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

This letter came recently from our Sister Aaminah, of the Writeous SisterSpeaks blog. Please read it and then do what love demands.

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Rahiim
Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.
Eid Mubarak to my dear brothers and sisters in deen!

At this time of celebration, I wanted to share a simple way that we can continue to remember one of the purposes of Ramadan throughout the year, and inshaAllah continue to provide sadaqah to those in need. Many of you may already be familiar with this site, but I hope this serves as a reminder if you know of it already and as a source of knowledge if you were not aware of it, inshaAllah.

At The Hunger Site, you can click on a link, and through the sponsorship of advertisers to the site, food is donated to organizations that distribute it to those in need. THIS COSTS YOU NOTHING! It takes less than 2 seconds, so it costs you no time. It does not require you to write a check or give your credit card number; it costs you no money.

There are other worthy sites linked on The Hunger Site that provide other beneficial services, including raising money for breast cancer research and providing books to children. If you want to spend your money towards these causes, you can make purchases from the sites’ stores, or support the advertisers who are actually paying for your clicks.

This is one very simple way that we can extend our charity all year, and continue to feed those in need, inshaAllah. May Allah continue to bless you and your family.

Aaminah

“And spend in the way of Allah and cast not yourselves to perdition with your own hands, and do good (to others); surely Allah loves the doers of good”. – (Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 195)

Ya Haqq!


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