An emotional home coming to the Gaza Strip after three years and my reversion to Islam

Image may contain: 10 people, people standingThe delegation on the bus that draws into the Rafah Crossing full of the usual hopes and anxieties at reaching the Egyptian crossing into Gaza, were from Bradford and Derry. One of the group, comes originally from Palestine but his family, ethnically cleansed by the Zionists, spent years in Saudi Arabia, before the brother, Abdul Rouf AlHaddad moved to the UK. Abdul, as a holder of ‘travel documents’ since his birth in exile, was never able to return to the land of his fathers. Now, as a British passport holder of five years, he can return, as a British tourist. Not, according to the papers ceded to him by Her Majesty, as a Palestinian. But as one of her subjects. However, Palestinian in his blood and his heart, he certainly is.

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ஏன் பிறந்தோம்?!

Question manபிரபஞ்சத்தில் மிதந்து கொண்டிருக்கும் கோடிக்கணக்கான நட்சத்திரங்களில் சூரியனும் ஒரு நட்சத்திரம். சூரியனைச் சுற்றி சிறியதும் பெரியதுமாக ஒன்பது கோள்கள். (சென்ற வருடம் புளூட்டோவை சூரியக் குடும்பத்திலிருந்து ஊர்விலக்கம் செய்து விட்டார்கள்!) இந்த எட்டு அல்லது ஒன்பது கோள்களில் பூமியும் ஒரு கோள். இந்த பூமியில் சுமார் 72% கடல்களால் சூழப்பட்டு, மீதமுள்ள 28% நிலப்பரப்பை நாடுகளாகப் பங்கிட்டுக் கொண்டுள்ளோம்.

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A righteous husband is the key to her Jannah

Image may contain: one or more people and textA poor righteous man asked a father for the hand of his daughter in marriage, but he refused because the young man didn’t have enough money in his bank account, then that father accepted to give his daughter in marriage to a rich man who wasn’t a practicing Muslim. People asked the father:” how could you accept to marry your daughter to such person?” he just replied:“Allah The Guide, will show him the right path in InshaAllah”. Continue reading A righteous husband is the key to her Jannah

HERE IS MY HAND IN YOUR HAND, I SHALL NOT SLEEP UNTIL YOU ARE PLEASED.

Image may contain: one or more people and textThe Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“If a woman does her five (daily prayers), fasts her month (Ramadaan), guards her chastity and obeys her husband, it will be said to her: Enter whichever of the gates of Paradise you want.”

Narrated by Ahmad (1/191).

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Tell Her Why She’s Special

Image may contain: flower and textIt seems that just about all of us, by our very nature, have trouble with maintaining our self esteem. It doesn’t matter if we’re men or women, if nobody is reminding us that we are special, valuable people, we start feeling like we’re nobody. Of course, there are those few exception who are convinced that they are God’s gift to the world; but even then, I wonder if that’s what they think, deep down inside. Continue reading Tell Her Why She’s Special

Manners of Eating and Drinking

Image may contain: foodHealth is one of the most magnificent graces of Allah (s.w) to his slave and one of his most venerable and abundant donations.

Al-Bukhari (an authentic book of prophetic traditions) has narrated that the Holy Prophet has said:
“There are two favours that many people are prejudiced by it: The health and the leisure.”
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Ella, Sri Lanka

Image may contain: mountain, sky, cloud, outdoor and natureElla is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres (3,415 ft) above sea level.

The area has a rich bio-diversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than surrounding lowlands, due to its elevation. The Ella Gap allows views across the southern plains of Sri Lanka. Ella got its own historic values with the link to the Legendary Ravana stories too.
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