Archive for October, 2009

Harat Alis Sorrow RA


Words which may have been said to the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasalam By Hazrat Ali Radhiallahu anho on the death of Hazrat Khadijah Radhiallahu Anha and Abu Talib.

Both my eyes weep, weep for that chief of the Bateha valley whose name was Abu Talib; and weep for that flower of womanhood whose name was Khadija. The woman first to accept Islam and first to pray. Both Abu Talib and Khadija were pure souls. Their passing away has created a great void. At the pain of their separation I spend the whole night in weeping. They helped the Holy Prophet. They were a source of strength to Islam. After them the world has been plunged into darkness. From God they came and to God they have returned; may their souls rest in peace.

Rejoice in the Pleasure of God.


The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Say, ‘There is no ability nor power except through Allah,’ (la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah) because it is a treasure of the treasures of the Garden.” [Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Nasa’i, and Ibn Maja] The scholars say that one who truly realizes the meanings of this is already in the Garden of spiritual meanings, rejoicing in the Pleasure of Allah.nings, rejoicing in the Pleasure of Allah.

Everyday God Comes to You


Allah comes to us everyday of our lives. A test of faith comes to us every day of our life, sometimes in the form of Ebadah, sometimes disguised as a blessing sometimes disguised as a difficulty.

Its knowing how to confront and react to these is what then brings success to us. Eg to obey the command of Salaah, Hajj etc, to be patient in difficulty, to repel evil with good, to be forgiving, to be just, to be hopeful of Gods mercy, to make shukr for Gods blessings, to ask for forgiveness when having sinned, to make taubah and rectify mistakes, etc.

And for whomever the doors of supplication has been opened for them there is great favour.

Chris the Cleaner


As usual I went outside today to have my morning coffee on the bench outside the Bistro at work. Nice sunny but freshly cold day. We have a cleaner called Chris who was picking up the rubbish outside and he said to me “Maj hows the famiy?” I replied “All well thanks to God. He went on to say thats the main thing and continued ihs work. But our Chris is a bit witty and sharp minded  and for some reason always cheery. He turned round and said “If the family is good thats the main thing and if you have happiness thats a bonus” and laughed and carried on his way.

In some way there was truth in what he said I remembered this HAdith of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasalams that goes something like..”If you wake up in the morning healthy and with sufficient provisions for the day then hes like the richest of men or king of the world” I can’t remember the exact words, sorry but its like hes actually rich.

“When one of you wants to look to a person who is superior to him in regard to wealth and disposition, it’s better for him to turn his glance once to the one who is inferior to him. To do so is necessary for not to be little the favor of Alah over yourselves.”

Afther that a hippy cam and sat next to me teeth missing smoking something, must have been in his sixties but he was educated went to university studied sociology and Economic History. Told me he had been in Afghanistan during the 1970’s, with his black wife from Gambia, they hadn’t seen a black woman before so they were naturally fascinated by her and we talked about a lot of things but maybe its too long and political to mention here. She was even taken to meet the then king. lol He lives now in Gambia but ts funny he told me they don’t like him visiting Britain even though he is British.

Never Underestimate a Tanzanian


An American, a Japanese, and a Tanzanian were sitting naked along the beach in Mombasa. Suddenly there was a beeping sound. The American pressed his forearm and the beeping stopped. The others looked at him questioningly. “That’s my pager,” he said, ” I have a microchip under the skin of my arm.”

A few minutes later a phone rang. The Japanese lifted his palm to his ear. When he finished he explained, “That’s my mobile phone. I have a microchip in my hand.

The Tanzanian felt low-tech and inferior. He didn’t know what to do to be
as impressive as the American & the Japanese. He decided to take a break in
the restroom. When he returned, he didn’t realize that there was a piece of
toilet paper which got stuck and was hanging from his backside.

The others raised their eyebrows and said, “Wow! What’s that?” Instead of
being embarrassed, inspiration struck his mind.
AND HERE IS WHAT HE SAID
“I’m getting a FAX”

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