Friday, April 30, 2010

99 Names Of Allah

1. Allah

The One Who has the Godhood, which is the power to create the entities

2. Ar-Rahman

The One Who has an abundance of mercy for the believers and the blasphemers in this world and exclusively for the believers in the Hereafter.

3. Ar-Rahim

The One Who has an abundance of mercy for the believers.

4. Al-Malik

The One with absolute Dominion, and the One Whose Dominion is clear of imperfection.

5. Al-Quddus

The One Who is pure from any imperfection and clear of children and adversaries.

6. As-Salam

The One Who is clear of every imperfection.

7. Al-Mu'min

The One Who witnessed for Himself that no one is God but Him; and Who witnessed for His believers that they are truthful in their belief that no one is God but Him.

8. Al-Muhaymin

The One Who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures.

9. Al-Aziz

The Defeater Who is not defeated.

10. Al-Jabbar

The One for Whom nothing happens in His dominion except what He willed.

11. Al-Mutakabbir

The One Who is clear of the attributes of the creatures and of resembling them.

12. Al- Khaliq

The One Who brings everything from non-existence to existence.

13. Al-Bari'

The Creator Who has the Power to turn the entities from one state to another.

14. Al-Musawwir

The One Who forms His creatures in different pictures.

15. Al-Ghaffar

The One Who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again.

16. Al-Qahhar

The Subduer Who has the perfect Power and is not powerless over anything.

17. Al-Wahhab

The One Who is Generous in giving plenty without any return.

18. Ar-Razzaq

The One Who makes the Sustenance reach His slaves. Sustenance is everything that benefits, whether halal or haram.

19. Al-Fattah

The One Who opens for His slaves the closed worldly and religious matters.

20. Al-^Alim

The Knowledgeable; the One for Whom nothing is hidden from His Knowledge.

21-22. Al-Qabid, Al-Basit

The One Who constricts the sustenance by His Wisdom and expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.

23-24. Al-Khafid, Ar-Rafi^

The One Who lowers whomever He willed by His Destruction and raises whomever He willed by His Endowment.

25-26. Al-Mu^izz, Al-Mudhill

The One Who gives esteem to whomever He willed; hence there is no one to degrade him. The One Who degrades whomever He willed; hence there is no one to give him esteem.

27. As-Sami^

The One Who Hears all things that are heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear, instrument, or organ.

28. Al-Basir

The One Who Sees all things that are seen by His eternal Sight without a pupil or any other instrument.

29. Al-Hakam

He is the Ruler, and His judgment is His Word.

30. Al-^Adl

The One Who is entitled to do what He does.

31. Al-Latif

The One Who is kind to His slaves and endows upon them.

32. Al-Khabir

The One Who knows the truth of things.

33. Al-Halim

The One Who delays the punishment for those who deserve it and then He might forgive them.

34. Al-^Adhim

The One deserving the attributes of Exaltment, Glory, Extolement, and Purity from all imperfection.

35. Al-Ghafur

The One Who forgives a lot.

36. Ash-Shakur

The One Who gives ample reward for a little obedience.

37. Al-^Aliyy

The One Who is clear of the attributes of the creatures.

38. Al-Kabir

The One Who is greater in status than everything.

39. Al-Hafidh

The One Who protects whatever and whomever He willed to protect.

40. Al-Muqit

The One Who has the Power.

41. Al-Hasib

The One Who gives the satisfaction.

42. Al-Jalil

The One Who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.

43. Al-Karim

The One Who is clear of abjectness.

44. Ar-Raqib

The One from Whom nothing is absent. Hence its meaning is related to the attribute of Knowledge.

45. Al-Mujib

The One Who answers the one in need if he asks Him and rescues the yearner if he calls upon Him.

46. Al-Wasi^

The Knowledgeable.

47. Al-Hakim

The One Who is correct in His doings.

48. Al-Wadud

The One Who loves His believing slaves and His believing slaves love Him. His love to His slaves is His Will to be merciful to them and praise them: Hence its meaning is related to the attributes of the Will and Kalam (His attribute with which He orders and forbids and with which He spoke to Muhammad and Musa. It is not a sound, nor a language, nor a letter)

49. Al-Majid

The One Who is with perfect Power, High Status, Compassion, Generosity, and Kindness.

50. Al-Ba^ith

The One Who resurrects His slaves after death for reward and/or punishment.

51. Ash-Shahid

The One from Whom nothing is absent.

52. Al-Haqq

The One Who truly exists, i.e., the One Whose Existence is confirmed.

53. Al-Wakil

The One Who gives the satisfaction and is relied upon.

54. Al-Qawiyy

The One with the complete Power.

55. Al-Matin

The One with extreme Power which is un-interrupted, and Who does not get tired.

56. Al-Waliyy

The Supporter.

57. Al-Hamid

The praised One Who deserves to be praised.

58. Al-Muhsi

The One Who knows the count of things.

59. Al-Mubdi'

The One Who started the human being, that is, He created him.

60. Al-Mu^id

The One Who brings back the creatures after death.

61. Al-Muhyi

The One Who took out a living human from seminal fluid that does not have a soul. He quickens the dead by giving the souls back to the decayed bodies on the Resurrection Day and He makes the hearts alive by the light of knowledge.

62. Al-Mumit

The One Who renders the living dead.

63. Al-Hayy

The One Who is attributed with a life that is unlike our life and is not that of a combination of soul, flesh, and blood.

64. Al-Qayyum

The One Who remains and does not end.

65. Al-Wajid

The Rich Who is never poor. Al­Wajd is Richness.

66. Al-Majid

The One Who is Majid.

67. Al-Wahid

The One without a partner.

68. As-Samad

The Master Who is relied upon in matters and is resorted to in one's needs.

69. Al-Qadir

The One Who is attributed with Power.

70. Al-Muqtadir

The One with the perfect Power from Whom nothing is withheld.

71-72. Al-Muqaddim, Al-Mu'akhkhir

The One Who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead whatever He wills and delays whatever He wills.

73. Al-'Awwal

The One whose Existence is without a beginning.

74. Al-'Akhir

The One whose Existence is without an end.

75-76. Adh-Dhahir, Al-Batin

The One above Whom nothing exists and underneath Whom nothing exists; hence He exists without a place. His Existence is obvious by proofs. He is clear of the delusions of bodily attributes.

77. Al-Wali

The One Who owns things and manages them.

78. Al-Muta^ali

The One Who is clear of the attributes of the creation.

79. Al-Barr

The One Who is kind to His creatures, Who covered them with His sustenance and specified whomever He willed among them by His support, protection, and special mercy.

80. At-Tawwab

The One Who grants repentance to whomever He willed among His creatures and accepts his repentance.

81. Al-Muntaqim

The One Who victoriously prevails over His enemies and punishes them for their sins. It may mean the One Who destroys them.

82. Al-^Afuww

The One with wide forgiveness.

83. Ar-Ra'uf

The One with extreme Mercy. The Mercy of Allah is His Will to endow upon whomever He willed among His creatures.

84. Malikul-Mulk

The One Who controls the dominion and gives dominion to whomever He willed.

85. Dhul-Jalal Wal-'Ikram

The One Who deserves to be Exalted and not denied.

86. Al-Muqsit

The One Who is Just in His judgment.

87. Al-Jami^

The One Who gathers the creatures on a day there is no doubt about, that is, the Day of Judgment.

88. Al-Ghaniyy

The One Who does not need the creation.

89. Al-Mughni

The One Who satisfies the necessities of the creatures.

90. Al-Mani^

The Supporter Who protects and gives victory to His pious believers.

91-92. Ad -Darr, An-Nafi^

The One Who makes harm reach to whomever He willed and benefit to whomever He willed.

93. An-Nur

The One Who guides.

94. Al-Hadi

The One with Whose Guidance His believers were guided, and with Whose Guidance the living beings have been guided to what is beneficial for them and protected from what is harmful to them.

95. Al-Badi^

The One Who created the creation and formed it without any preceding example.

96. Al-Baqi

The One for Whom the state of non-existence is impossible.

97. Al-Warith

The One Whose Existence remains.

98. Ar-Rashid

The One Who guides.

99. As-Sabur

The One Who does not quickly punish the sinners.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Stories: Better to Give

This is a great story we found about giving instead of taking. You will feel much better doing something good, than you will feel in hurting someone.
A young man, a student in one of the universities, was one day taking a walk with a Professor, who was commonly called the student’s friend, from his kindness to those who waited on his instructions.

As they went along,they saw lying in the path a pair of old shoes, which they supposed to belong to a poor man who was employed in a field close by,and who had nearly finished his day’s work.
The student turned to the professor, saying: “Let us play the man a trick: we will hide his shoes, and conceal ourselves behind those bushes, and wait to see his perplexity when he cannot find them.”

“My young friend,” answered the professor, “we should never amuse ourselves at the expense of the poor. But you are rich, and may give yourself a much greater pleasure by means of this poor man. Put a coin in each shoe, and then we will hide ourselves and watch how this affects him.”
The student did so and they both placed themselves behind the bushes close by. The poor man soon finished his work, and came across the field to the path where he had left his coat and shoes.

While putting on his coat he slipped his foot into one of his shoes, but feeling something hard, he stooped down to feel what it was, and found the coin. Astonishment and wonder were seen upon his countenance. He gazed upon the coin, turned it around, and looked at it again and again.
He then looked around him on all sides, but no person was to be seen. He now put the money into his pocket, and proceeded to put on the other shoe; but his surprise was doubled on finding the other coin.

His feelings overcame him; he fell upon his knees, looked up to the heavens and uttered aloud a fervent thanksgiving in which he spoke of his wife who was sick and helpless, and his children without bread, whom this timely bounty, from some unknown hand,would save from perishing.
The student stood there deeply affected, and his eyes filled with tears. “Now,” said the professor, are you not much better pleased than if you had played your intended trick?”
The youth replied, “You have taught me a lesson which I will never forget. I feel now the truth of these words, which I never understood before: “It’s more blessed to give than to receive.”
Abdullah bin Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (sallAllahu alaiyhi wassallam) said that encouraging good, prohibiting evil, lifting the burden of the weak person and removing an offensive thing from a path are all acceptable prayers to Allah.[ibn Majah]

Halal Recipes: Rice Krispie Squares


Krispie Treats are delicious, but it's hard to find them halal regularly (halal grocery stores are exceptions). So we have decided to write up a good recipe thats fast and easy for you on how to make halal krispie treats at home.

6 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal
1 Bag of Halal Marshmellows
3 Tbsp Butter


Melt Butter in a large saucepan, then add the marshmelleows. Stir until all of it is melted. Turn off stove. Add Rice Krispies Cereal and stir till it is fully coated. Pour onto a tray and shape into a large square. let it cool then cut it into desireable size of squares.

Ta Dah!
your done :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Modern Hijabi: Spring Trench


This Spring Trenches are in, they are long, classy and beautiful. There are different trenches, sporty trench, fashion trench, business trench, casual trench.. We have made you an outfit thats classy, professional and even party wear! Its more of a gold and white look, but you can mix and match it with different colors like brown, black, red etc.

Tell us what you think :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hadith: Dua Before and After Bed

Volume 9, Book 93, Number 492:

Narrated Abu Dharr:

When the Prophet went to bed at night, he used to say: "Bismika namutu wa nahya." And when he got up in the morning, he used to say, "Alhamdu lillahi al-ladhi ahyana ba'da ma amatana, wa ilaihi-n-nushur."

-Sahih Bukhari

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Proud to be a Muslim


Im Proud to be a Muslim

Wallah I am

I don my scarf

And stay far from ham

Im Proud to be a Muslim

You know its true

When you hear me talking

Or see me making wudu

Im Proud to be Muslim

Yeap, thats right

I pray 5 times a day

Asking Allah to show me the light

Im Proud to be Muslim

You bet I am

I love my Lord

I spread Salam

Im proud to be a Muslim

Wallah I am

But I guess I can only show my true pride

Through the strength of my Iman

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Q&A: Islam and Muslims


Welcome Q&A as the newest addition on our blog! Every week for "Question and Answer" we will pick 3 hot questions about Islam and Muslims and answer them. Feel free to send or ask any question, we'll try our best to answer it for you :)

1) Why is Arabic the Language of the Quran?

First off, we'd like to mention that in Islam no one person or kind is better than another. Sometimes people feel that because Arabic is the chosen language of the Quran that perhaps being Arab is a privilidge, but in Allahs eyes, everyone is the same. So this leaves people wondering, why is Arabic the chosen language? well, here are some reasons:

Arabic is a rich and highly developed language, it has perfect grammer and is complete and whole - in fact, it is the only language in the world with perfect grammer. Another fact worthy of pointing out is that the Middle East is located in the crossroads of the world, making it easier to spread in every direction. And because of the Middle East's vast trade business, Arabic, the Quran and Islam has spread all over the world Alhamdullilah.

2) What is Islam's biggest Miracle?

Islams biggest miracle is the Quran.

No other book in the world has been read or memorized more than the Quran...Including the Bible which was sent down way before it. You may be wondering, how is that a miracle? Well..its not, but the following facts are.

The Quran contains scientific statements which no one could have known in the time of the Prophet such as: Salt water and fresh water do not mix easily. There is a "barrier" between them - (27:61;55:19-22) another one would be The moon is reffered to as "Munir" or a light reflector, while the sun is referred to as a "Siraj" or light producer -(25:61;71:15-16; 78:12-13). These are just two of the many scientific facts noted in the Quran, others include information on how pregnancy occurs, the fact that life is made up of water, how clouds work, about the plant bodies and even outer space.

The Quran is a book of healing, power, guidance and direction. No human could have possibly written it, especially 1400 years back. And to prove this fact even more so, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was illiterate. He did not know how to read or how could he have written such a powerful book?

3) Why do Muslim women cover themselves and wear the scarf?

This question is asked so often, but sometimes people are still confused and dont understand even after an explanation.

The "Hijab" or full body covering of a muslim women is fard meaning compulsory because it guards her modesty, protects her dignity and keeps her from becoming an object in the eyes of strange men.

Men dont wear the Hijab because they are known from the begining of time for not always being able to control their animalistic desires while women can..women have been created as more beautiful then men and their beauty is not meant for every eye to see.

When a women wears the hijab her level of class is much higher than a women who wears skimpy clothing.. people take her more seriously, people assume she is smart, professional, has the same capabilites as the man standing next to her, and is not looked at as an object. When a women who is covered is given a compliment for her work she knows it not for any other reason whereas a women who is not covered has to think twice as to what her compliment really was for.

If you still dont understand as to why Muslim women cover themselves think of this:

Two women (friends) are walking down an alley. One of the friends is fully clothed and covered while the other is wearing tight jeans and a tank top. At the end of an alley, there is a pervert. Who do you think the pervert is going to harrass? The women covered? Or the women who has tight jeans and almost nothing for a top?

Heres another scenario to consider:

You walk into a jewelry store. You see a really nice pair of earrings. There are two sets of the same earrings, one is a tester that everyone gets to try on to see if it fits or not, and the other is brand new, cased and behind the shelf. Although they are both the same set, the one behind the shelf is more expensive...which one would you prefer?

The hijab is not oppression done to a women by man..on the contrary, it liberates a woman. It makes her free to be not looked at as an object, free to voice her own opinion, and free from the societies idea of what a women should look like. Its not about hiding your self from the world.. In fact, its about being able to express more without being treated as an object or an un-equal being.