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Safar 22 – You are 16, 25, 30, 54, 62 Are you ready to meet Allah + Calamities, why they befall us + Dedication: Family of Kamran Ahmed

Host: Omar (Mafro)

Quran:

Surat Al-Mulk (surah 67) [FlashQuran.com]

Discussion:

Are You Ready to Meet Allah? & Why Calamities Befall Us? Intro Nasheed

The wisdom of Allah concerning not only calamities, but all things around us that we see and don’t see are reserved in the knowledge of the ghrayb (unseen) that only Allah has knowledge of, and that we cannot comprehend in its entirety. Allah does explain things to us through the Holy Quran, and the Sunnah of his blessed prophet Mohammed peace be upon him. Concerning the wisdom of why there is so much pain and suffering in the world, and why calamities befall innocent people, for seemingly no reason, Allah explains to us a few things. Calamities befall us for many reasons, and I will touch upon two of them for now. Namely,

1. Calamities befall us directly as a test, as a reminder, and in a show of Allah’s utmost Mercy, as a means of cleansing our sins. As a means of erasing our bad deeds. The prophet peace be upon him said: “all the affairs of a believer are good. If blessings is bestowed upon them they are grateful, and that is best for them. And if calamity befalls them they are patient. And that is best for them.” He says in another place: “The believing man or woman continues to have affliction in person, property and children so that they may finally meet Allah, free from sin.” (Tirmidhi). He Also, said: “No calamity befalls a Muslim but that Allah expiates some of his sins because of it, even though it were the prick he receives from a thorn.” (Bukhari). Regarding the tests, Allah says {Do people think that they will be left to say “We believe” and that they will not be tested? We did test those before them and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are false.} (29:2-3)
Allah also says: {Be sure We shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil); but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere.} (2:155)
Allah’s messenger tells us about what Allah has said regarding the loss of a loved one: “I have no reward other than paradise for a believing slave of mine who remains patient for My sake when I take away his beloved one from among the inhabitants of the world.” (Bukhari)

2. Calamities befall others and are made knows to us so that we may heed Allah’s warnings. They come as a reminder to us so that if we are far off of the path towards Allah that we hasten to get back on track in the right direction, with the right focus on Allah and his beautiful, perfect religion. Allah says in this regard: {We have made some of you as a trial for others: will ye have patience? For Allah is One Who sees (all things).} (25:20)

The last point is where I want to remind myself and our listeners about not loosing opertunities. We really should not waste such oppertunities that Allah provides us with as reminders, less we become the reminder to other at a time when we are not ready to be.

When Calamity Strikes – Sister Laila Nasheeba [IslamicTube.net] (1-18:40)

Why is there Evil in the world

Community News:

Ottawa conference on Imam Tahawi’s “al-Aqidah al-Tahawiyya” was excellent! By Yahya Abdul Rahman

My wife and I had the opportunity to attend a weekend conference on February 14-15 at Ottawa’s Carleton University in which a brief study of Imam Tahawi’s “al-Aqidah al-Tahawiyya” was presented. This classical manual, venerated by Muslims scholars and their students for centuries for its accuracy and clarity, outlines in a concise format the basic tenants of the Islamic faith. The two scholars discussing the text were Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Shaykh Omar Subedar, both hailing from Toronto.

I have to say that rarely have I attended an Islamic teaching session that has exhibited such high levels of professionalism and scholarship. Every single moment was jammed packed with information which further illuminated Imam Tahawi’s book for my wife and I.

To read the full article pick up the next edition of the MUSLIM LINK – distributed on March 6, 2009.

Nasheed:

Don’t Let Me Go – Ahmed bukhatir

Last Breath – Ahmed Bukhatir
My bed is the sand (Farshy AlTurab) – Meshary Alarada 

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February 17, 2009 at 10:26 pm 1 comment

Exam Time at University and College. Charity for Ottawa (Khalid Ali) Family

Host: Omar

Audio Broadcast:
Here is an audio clip of a lecture given by Muhahmmad Al Shareef entitled “On the shoulders of Giants” given at the Global Peace and Unity Event in London in 2007. Muhammad Al Shareef shines light upon the immense power Allah has given us to spread the message of Islam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2dKlLfAK8w_ (STOP AT10:28)

Songs/Anasheed:
Silent Sunlight – Yusuf Islam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2pHE6fDMFM

Tasadaq (Give Charity) Sameer Al-Basheeri

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJbXcHsZCXM

Discussions:

– Final exams in University and College. Don’t stress.

Study Duas on blog:
http://www.jannah.org/articles/studyduas.html

May Allah make it easy for you to attain your degrees with flying colours. InshAllah you will use the knowledge you attain to benefit the ummah, and mankind in general. We often forget the benefits of going to university or college to attain our degrees and/or diplomas. Yes, ofcourse there’s getting a high paying job, or having a high status in society. However, we forget that our ability to attain this knowledge comes from the permission of Allah and Allah will ask us on the day of judgement how we used this knowledge. We have immense power to use the knowledge we attain regardless of what kind of degree you have to help the ummah and mankind. At the same time we must make sure that we attain sound Islamic knowledge in order to spread the message of Islam as we will be asked about this on the day of Judgement also. Allah has given us the power to spread otherwise He wouldn’t ask us about it on the day of Judgement.

Study Tips from Oxford Learning Centre
(http://www.oxfordlearning.com/features/best-study-tips-to-ace-exam/)

The best study tips to help you ace exams

Exams—they can stress even the most organized of students. But they don’t have to. With a little preparation, even the most scatterbrained student can ace exams. The trick is to start early. That’s why we are talking exams NOW.
The secret to top-notch exam prep?
START EARLY!
These are the top ten things that you need to know to Ace exams!

Give yourself plenty of time.
Cramming doesn’t work. It just doesn’t. When you start to study weeks ahead you have plenty of time to read everything. It also gives you time to ask questions about anything you don’t fully understand.

Use an Agenda.
Write your study time in your agenda, even if it’s only 20 minutes a night. An agenda is one of the best organizational tools you have to help you prepare for your exams.

Set up a study stadium.
Okay, it doesn’t have to be an actual stadium—just an area where you can leave your notes, your pencils, and your dictionary. Someplace where you are comfortable and where there is little distraction—that means no TV or blaring music!

Look at the big picture.
How many pages in total do you have to study? How much time? If you have 50 pages to cover in 10 weeks, then that is only 1page a night on weekdays, with weekends off. That’s not so bad! You can even write down what pages to study on what night.

Study a little bit every night.
When you start early enough you can easily avoid the stress and anxiety of pulling an all-nighter. And, you can move at a steadier pace—20 minutes a night is easier to handle than 7 hours the night before. By the week before the exam you’ll have read everything at least once and you’ll be prepared!

Make your own notes.
Look at the chapter or unit or section. What are the titles, heading and subheadings? Are there any bolded words? Write these down. These are key words, and they are great indicators to help you know what the material is about.

Put it in your own words.
This is known a paraphrasing and it’s a great technique to help you really understand the material. Memorization and rote repetition? That’s for robots? You need to understand the material to succeed!

Cover, recite and check.
But how do you paraphrase? It’s as easy as reading over a page, a paragraph, or a sentence, then covering it up, and saying it back in your own words!

Don’t study the stuff you know well.
Start with the most challenging sections and move on from there. There is no point studying material that you are confident you know. A quick review to make sure you remember everything is enough.

Make classroom time active learning time.
The best study tip is one that doesn’t even involve studying, but happens way before studying—in the classroom. The secret to easy studying is to be an active learner in the classroom. Raise your hand. Ask questions. Participate in discussions. Don’t just sit and wait for the teacher to teach you, get involved in learning!

The more responsibility you take for your education, the easier learning— and studying—will be.
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CHARITY for the Ottawa Family:
On the evening of Monday March 31st a Muslim Somali family in Ottawa, lost their home in a fire. There were 7 children in the family, and as the mother tried to round them up to escape, the youngest became confused and ran in the opposite direction, into the fire. He did not make it out of the fire, he was 2 and a half years old (named Khalid). The father was at work, checked in on his family half an hour before the fire, and came home to find his house burned to the ground.

It was an electrical fire and was not caused by any mistake on the family’s part.
Everything in the house was lost!

The children’s names, ages are:

Khatra Ali -11 year old girl
Mohamed Ali- 10 year old boy
Hawa Ali- 9 year old girl
Hodan Ali-7 year old girl
Mubarak Ali-5 year old boy
Khadija Ali-3 1/2 year old girl

The mother’s name is Fatima Hersi and the Father is Abdi Ali.

Anything you can give is so appreciated.
Jazakum Allahu Kheiran

Here is what you can do to help:

– You can leave cash or cheques at the Ottawa Main Mosque
– You can drop cash or cheques at the Carlington Community Centre located at 900 Merivale Road near Westgate Shopping Centre
– You can drop clothing, footware, and household items at the Caldwell Stronghold at 1465 Caldwell Ave, Apt. 102
– There is also a bank account called the Khalid Ali Family Fund set up at a Carlington area TD bank. You can make a donation to TD bank branch 0229 account number 5215301.
– There are two main relatives of the family who are organizing aid: Shaykh Abdirazak Warsame (no. 613-713-7647) and Sr. Fauzia AbdulKadir (no. 613-946-5096)
– A PayPal account has been set up, here is the link http://silentseeker.chipin.com/family-of-seven-in-fire-disaster_ Click on “ChipIn” on the top right hand corner. Donations are being collected till tomorrow noon at which point the paypal account will be closed.
– The following are the names and ages of the children so please make your donations accordingly:
Khatra Ali -11 year old girl
Mohamed Ali- 10 year old boy
Hawa Ali- 9 year old girl
Hodan Ali-7 year old girl
Mubarak Ali-5 year old boy
Khadija Ali-3 1/2 year old girl

Update on the Khalid Ali family from a site that has been put up for them:

Alhumdulillaah, the family is doing very well. Their new place is almost completely set up and had tremendous support from the communities. There has been a huge outpouring of help – from money to materials and even food. We’ve collected more than $14,000 online alhamdulillah.
All that is left for us to do is pray for their Iman, pray that Allaah grants them strength to deal with the loss of their baby, and reunite them all with baby Khalid in Jannah al-Firdous. Ameen!
And Allaah knows best.

Announcements:
Events:
– On April 19 there will be a big event at the University of Ottawa presented by I.L.M (Intensifying the Learning Mind). The event is entitled “Toobah – Gift for the Strangers“. Speakers will include Imam Abdurrahman Elhejazy, Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef, Shaykh Saed Rageah and it will be hosted by Ayman Faris. The event will be at 6pm sharp. There is limited seating so you should purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are $6 for regular, $5 for students, and $4/family of 4+. For more information call 613-818-6766.

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LIGHT UPON LIGHT: A Time to Reflect on our Book
Given by: Sheikh Abdurrahman Al-Hejazy, the Deputy Imam of the Main Ottawa Mosque
When: Every Friday after Maghrib prayer
Where: At the Main Ottawa Mosque, 251 Northwestern Ave.
Every Friday Let’s make our hearts and our Masjid GLOW!!!

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The Election Committee invites nominations for the following positions of the OMA Board of Directors and OMA Trustees:
· President, Vice President, Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer, Joint Treasurer and Eight (8) Directors.
· Four (4) Trustees
Election Date: Sunday April 27, 2008
Time : 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place : 251 Northwestern Ave, Ottawa (Basement of the Ottawa Main Mosque)

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Professional Muslim Network – 4th Anniversary Dinner

May 3rd at the Ottawa Congress Centre
Theme: Ottawa Leadership Stories
Guest speakers: Mr Yasir Naqvi, MPP and Mrs Khadija Haffajjeewww.pmnet.ca

Miscellaneous:

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