Friday, April 17, 2009
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The GreatSchools/BusinessWeek Five Top-Performing High Schools initiative is based on both academic performance and parent opinion. GreatSchools identified the Top Academic Performance (overall and low-income) and Most Improved schools by analyzing publicly available school test information. GreatSchools also highlighted the Parents' Choice for both public and private schools by analyzing the Parent Ratings and Reviews on its Web site and selecting schools with the highest average parent rating that also had at least 10 parent reviews.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
He kept silent for a while and then said,"(Learn Surat Al-Baqarah and Al `Imran because they are two lights and they shade their people on the Day of Resurrection, just as two clouds, two spaces of shade or two lines of (flying) birds. The Qur'an will meet its companion in the shape of a pale-faced man on the Day of Resurrection when his grave is opened. The Qur'an will ask him, 'Do you know me' The man will say, 'I do not know you.' The Qur'an will say, 'I am your companion, the Qur'an, which has brought you thirst during the heat and made you stay up during the night. Every merchant has his certain trade. But, this Day, you are behind all types of trade.' Kingship will then be given to him in his right hand, eternal life in his left hand and the crown of grace will be placed on his head. His parents will also be granted two garments that the people of this life could never afford. They will say, 'Why were we granted these garments' It will be said, 'Because your son was carrying the Qur'an.' It will be said (to the reader of the Qur'an), 'Read and ascend through the levels of Paradise.' He will go on ascending as long as he recites, whether reciting slowly or quickly.)''
Ok, So one day, My friend and I had made an agreement to draw the Kuwaitian towers to see who could draw them better. She wound up dropping out of the competition because I took too long to draw mine. As you can see i have very small flowers along the bottom, and that is what took the longest. I like to draw sometimes, but I rarely do because I run out of ideas of what to draw. I have a grandfather who is an artist and he gives artshows. Too bad I don't have contact with him because I'd like to go to his art shows and also so he could see a few of my drawings. Maybe someday.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I've always been a big fan of Germany! Not because my older twin brothers are from there, but I've just always been fascinated. I've heard so many good things about the country. I know people that lived there, and they said it was like the most clean place to live ever! I was so amazed that I took up the German language the first 3 years of high school. No one in my area speaks German and I'm the only one out of my friends that have a high interest in it. I would also like to learn more about the muslim communities that are rapidly growing through-out. Learning the language was very fun! Memorizing the vocab was a breeze & it also was very easy for me to pronounce. Just last night I was online looking at the hotels that are there. Talk about BEAU TI FUL! I could go on & on, but to sum it all up. ICH LIEBE DEUTCHLAND!
I have less than 48 hours to turn in a bunch of schoolwork to end the first semester. I'm making du'ah that Allah grants me the strength to complete everything and pass, cause if I don't pass, then bye bye graduation :(
Posted by LadyArabiyyah at 4:14 PM
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Al-Qurtubi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
It was said to Ibraaheem ibn Adham: Why is it that we supplicate and receive no response?
He said because you know Allaah but you do not obey Him, and you know the Messenger but you do not follow his Sunnah, and you know the Qur’aan but you do not act in accordance with it, and you eat from the blessings of Allaah but you do not give thanks for them, and you know Paradise but you do not seek it, and you know Hell but you do not flee from it, and you know the shaytaan but you do not fight him rather you agree with him, and you know death but you do not prepare for it, and you have buried the dead but you do not learn a lesson from that, and you ignore your own faults and are preoccupied with other people’s faults.
Tafseer al-Qurtubi (2/312).
Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: It was narrated that ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: By avoiding that which Allaah has forbidden, Allaah will accept du’aa’ and tasbeeh. And it was narrated that Abu Dharr (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The amount of du’aa’ with righteousness that is sufficient is like the amount of salt that is sufficient with food.” And Muhammad ibn Waasi’ said: A little du’aa’ is sufficient with piety.
One of the salaf said: Do not expect a response when you have blocked the way with sins. One of the poets also commented on this by saying:
We call upon Allaah for every hardship, then we forget Him when the hardship is relieved.
How can we hope for an answer to our du’aa’s, when we have blocked its way with sins?
Jaami’ al-‘Uloom wa’l-Hukam (1/107, 108).
Surah Isra 17 verse 80 Say: "O my Lord! let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honor and likewise my exit by the Gate of Truth and Honor; and grant me from Thy Presence an authority to aid (me)."
Transliteration :Wa qur rabbi adkhilni mudkhala sidqiw wa akhrijni mukhraja sidqiw wa-j'al li mil ladunka sulta_nan nasira_(n).
Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 2482 Narrated by AbuHurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him)
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) used to say, " O Allah, grant me benefit in what Thou hast taught me, teach me what will benefit me, and increase my knowledge. Praise be to Allah in all circumstances. I seek refuge in Allah from the state of those who go to Hell."
Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah transmitted it, Tirmidhi saying this is a tradition whose isnad is gharib.
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Monday, January 12, 2009
Ok, so last night, I was up until 5 in the morning on the phonse with my two besties. I called them on the strength of us having a quick coversation, but it turned into a almost 5 hour one. haha, I love my friends! We talking about very beneficial things. We always find ways to keep each other striving toward the path of righteousness, yet still able to balance a teenage life, living the life of our inner child. We set goals for one another. Even when the task may seem tedious for one, we have faith in one another. Our plan is to have a blast this summer! Since we live in the city of Philadelphia, we want to take advantage of it to its fullest! There are tons of historical sites that we've yet to see. There are just so many things that we would like to do!! So meanwhile while we plan, I sit at the computer dead to the world tired, because lack of sleep! haha, but what the hey!
Posted by LadyArabiyyah at 10:58 AM
Allah says to His Messenger Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him,"(And if you wonder.) at the rejection of the polytheists who deny Resurrection, even though they witness Allah's signs and evidences that He made in His creation which testify that He is able to do everything. Yet, they admit that Allah originated the creation of all things and brought them into existence after they were nothing. However, they deny Allah's claim that He will resurrect the world anew, even though they admit to what is more amazing than what they deny and reject. Therefore, it is amazing that they said,"(When we are dust, shall we indeed then be (raised) in a new creation) It is an obvious fact to every sane and knowledgeable person that creating the heavens and earth is a greater feat than creating men, and that He Who has originated creation is more able to resurrect it anew. (Do they not see that Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth, and was not wearied by their creation, is able to give life to the dead Yes, He surely is able to do all things)[46:33] Allah described those who deny Resurrection, (They are those who disbelieved in their Lord! They are those who will have iron chains linking their hands to their necks. ) They will be dragged in the Fire by these chains,(They will be dwellers of the Fire to abide therein forever.), for they will remain in Hell forever and will never escape it or be removed from it. (They ask you to hasten the evil before the good, while exemplary punishments have indeed occurred before them. But verily, your Lord is full of forgiveness for mankind, in spite of their wrongdoing. And verily, your Lord is (also) severe in punishment.)
Tafsir Ibn Kathir
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Allah said,"(Those who believed, and work righteousness, Tuba is for them and a beautiful place of (final) return.) `Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn `Abbas said that Tuba means, "Happiness and comfort or refreshment of the eye.'' `Ikrimah said that Tuba means, "How excellent is what they earned,'' while Ad-Dahhak said, "A joy for them.'' Furthermore, Ibrahim An-Nakh`i said that Tuba means, "Better for them,'' while Qatadah said that it is an Arabic word that means, `you have earned a good thing.' In another narration, Qatadah said that `Tuba for them' means, "It is excellent for them,(and a beautiful place of return.) and final destination. These meanings for Tuba are all synonymous and they do not contradict one another. Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri said that a man asked, "O Allah's Messenger! Tuba for those who saw you and believed in you!" The Prophet said,"(Tuba is for he who saw me and believed in me. Tuba, and another Tuba, and another Tuba for he who believed in me, but did not see me.) A man asked, "What is Tuba?" The Prophet said,"(A tree in Paradise whose width is a hundred years, and the clothes of the people of Paradise are taken from its bark.) Al-Bukhari and Muslim recorded that Sahl bin Sa`d said that the Messenger of Allah said,"(There is a tree in Paradise, if a rider travels in its shade for one hundred years, he would not be able to cross it.) An-Nu`man bin Abi `Ayyash Az-Zuraqi added, "Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri narrated to me that the Prophet said,"(There is a tree in Paradise, if a rider travels in its shade on a fast, sleek horse for one hundred years, he would not be able to cross it.)" In his Sahih, Imam Muslim recorded that Abu Dharr narrated that the Messenger of Allah said that Allah the Exalted and Most Honored said,"(O My slaves! If the first and the last among you, mankind and Jinns among you, stood in one spot and asked Me and I gave each person what he asked, it will not decrease from My dominion, except what the needle decreases (or carries) when entered into the sea.) Khalid bin Ma`ddan said, "There is a tree in Paradise called Tuba, that has breasts that nurse the children of the people of Paradise. Verily, the miscarriage of a woman will be swimming in one of the rivers of Paradise until the Day of Resurrection commences, when he will be gathered with people while forty years of age.'' Ibn Abi Hatim collected this statement.
Posted by LadyArabiyyah at 10:45 AM
Allah states that He has full power over Al-Barq (lightning), which is the bright light that originates from within clouds. Ibn Jarir recorded that Ibn `Abbas once wrote to Abu Al-Jald asking about the meaning of Al-Barq, and he said that it is water. Qatadah commented on Allah's statement,(as a fear and as a hope.) "Fear for travelers, for they feel afraid of its harm and hardship, and hope for residents, awaiting its blessing and benefit and anticipating Allah's provisions.'' Allah said next,(And it is He Who brings up the clouds, heavy.) meaning, He originates the clouds that are heavy and close to the ground because of being laden with rain. Mujahid said that this part of the Ayah is about clouds that are heavy with rain. Allah's statement,(And Ar-Ra'd (thunder) glorifies and praises Him), is similar to His other statement,(And there is not a thing but glorifies His praise.) [17:44] Imam Ahmad recorded that Ibrahim bin Sa`d said, "My father told me that he was sitting next to Hamid bin `Abdur Rahman in the Masjid. A man from the tribe of Ghifar passed and Hamid sent someone to him to please come to them. When he came, Hamid said to me, `My nephew! Make space for him between me and you, for he had accompanied Allah's Messenger .' When that man came, he sat between me and Hamid and Hamid said to him, `What was the Hadith that you narrated to me from the Messenger of Allah ' He said, `A man from Ghifar said that he heard the Prophet say, "(Verily, Allah originates the clouds, and they speak in the most beautiful voice and laugh in the most beautiful manner.) It appears, and Allah has the best knowledge, that the cloud's voice is in reference to thunder and its laughter is the lightning. Musa bin `Ubaydah narrated that Sa`d bin Ibrahim said, "Allah sends the rain and indeed, none has a better smile than it, nor more comforting voice. Its smile is lightning and its voice is thunder.''
Tafsir Ibn Kathir
Taken from the tafsir of Surah Ra'd(13) from Tafsir.com
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Saturday, January 10, 2009
I'm a computer geek! There! You have it! The fun part about me being a computer geek is that you won't know unless you ask me something about computers. I don't appear to be "geekish" nor do I have the apparent characteristics of a geek at all.
For the past 6 months, I've been interning in the I.T. Department of an Engineering Firm. I have my own office, my own tasks, lunch break, meetings.. I'm living the life of a typical i.t. technician!! I learned all about the hardware and software of a computer. As far as hardware, very hands on! I can actually order computer parts and build a computer in my very home on my very own. And for software, I learned about all the ins and out of Windows, including, Windows XP, 2000, Vista and others.
Its rather fun and exciting, I think of it like, how many 17 year old city girls who's grades are a B-C average, actually can build a computer..or laptop!
That just goes to show you can be anything you put your mind to. I admit I'm not a genius, nor and I an airhead. I have more knowledge in some aspects than others. And it just so happens that technology holds a higher interest in my brain than other things. I just thinks its cool!
Posted by LadyArabiyyah at 4:37 PM
Ok, so I'm in my last year of high school. I am very nervous yet excited at the same time. Just to look back on all the years of hard work to get to where I am now, and to proceed to where I want to be, it rather overwelming. Of course none of these things could have happen without the help from Allah. As the countdown go on, so does the school work. I make du'ah that I pass with honors.
I got accepted to Peirce College which I'll be starting in the fall of 09 and I want a bachelor's of science degree. Afterwards, I would like to pursue my career as an Network Security Engineer. The starting salary of a Network Security Engineer is roughly around 250K a year. With that salary I can buy my dream sports car which is a mustang GT and a condominium with the city or water front view. I'd like to buy my mother a very big house and pay off all of her debt so that she'd be able to do the things and buy the things that she would like to do without debt holding her up. It will also benefit my younger siblings. I also dream of helping to establish the unfinished salafi masaajid in my hometown, philadelphia. I would also like to find an organization that link you muslim families suffering from poverty, so that I can give a certain amount of money month to make sure that they have food to eat and clean clothes to wear. And if I cannot find an organization, I'd like to establish one.
In the city of philadelphia, there is not one estabalished muslim school that is built upon the da'watus salafiyyah. I would have loved to go to a school with friends and family, and to know that the education that I am receiving is legit. But I was cyberschooled. Although I don't like it, I think its better than public school. Also so that I can say that I was taught the correct aqeedah and so on and so forth.
Just the thought of people who make hundreds of thousands of dollars and put it to waste, it just plain ridiculous!! I like money...I LOVE money, I love nice things! I also love expensive things, not because they cost a lot, but because the quality of it. I know that if I buy this $700.00 gucci pocketbook, I'll have it for a long while...insha allah! lol.
But I also believe in helping others. I think that it is very selfish for people to have and not give.
All in all, I just make du'ah that I can be able to do everything that I intend to do in the future bi'idhnillah.
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