Supplicating to Allaah (swt) and seeking his forgiveness and mercy is a duty upon every Muslim, and is described in numerous ahaadeeth (sayings of the Prophet [saw]) to be the weapon of the believer and 'The Worship', as it is a ritual act in Islaam which if offered to anything other than Allaah will take one outside the fold of Islaam.
The messenger Muhammad (saw) used to recite Du'aa al-Qunoot during Salaat ul-Fajr, Witr and sometimes during other prayers throughout the year. It is one of those Sunnah's (Prophetic traditions) which, unfortunately today has been deserted by many Muslims despite the fact that he would make Qunoot regularly and almost on a daily basis. In fact it is Fard al-Kifaayah (sufficient duty) to be offered in Salaat ul-Fajr in Jamaa'ah (at the Masjid) from time to time (not every single Salaah). And it is recommended to recite in the Witr Salaah.
It has been narrated in Abou Daawud that the messenger of Allaah (saw) used to recite al-Qunoot whenever he wanted to supplicate against someone (for their destruction) or for someone (the Mujaahideen and sincere Muslims). He would perform the Qunoot in the last Rik'ah of the Salaah after performing Rukoo' and saying 'Sami'allaahu liman hamidah – Allaah listens to those who praise him'; then raise his hands (whilst still focusing on the place of Sujood) and supplicate the Qunoot aloud, after which he would then make Sujood and conclude the prayer.
Qunoot has many linguistic meanings, such as humility, obedience and devotion. However, it is more understood to be a special du'aa (supplication) which is recited during the prayer which should only be done in the Arabic language. Below is the Qunoot which the messenger of Allaah (saw) used to recite in his prayer. It is important to note that there are many different versions of this du'aa (different narrations), all of which are Saheeh (authentic) and either of them would do. We have also included (next to the transliteration) what to say after the Imaam (if praying in congregation) in order to interact with the du'aa.
Oh Allaah guide us along with those whom you have guided,
And pardon us along with those who you have pardoned,
Be an ally to us along with those whom you have allied with,
And bless us Oh Allaah with that which you have bestowed upon us,
And save us from the evil of what you have decreed,
For indeed you decree and none can influence you,
And he is not humiliated whom you have befriended, nor is he honoured who is your enemy,
Blessed are you, O Lord and Exalted,
To you is all the Praise on what you have decreed,
We seek your forgiveness Oh Allaah and turn in repentance to you.
After reciting this du'aa one can continue supplicating to his Lord until he is content. It is important to note though that whenever you are praying in Jamaa'ah (collectively), the supplications should be in plural form, for example...
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Lou Gehrig's Disease
By Audrea Emmons
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou
Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that
affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons
reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to
the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of
the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the
motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control
muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action
progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease
may become totally paralyzed.
• To date, there is no one test or procedure to ultimately establish the diagnosis of ALS. It is
through a clinical examination and series of diagnostic tests, often ruling out other diseases
that mimic ALS.
• electrodiagnostic tests including electomyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV)
• blood and urine studies including high resolution serum protein electrophoresis, thyroid and
parathyroid hormone levels and 24-hour urine collection for heavy metals
x-rays, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
myelogram of cervical spine
muscle and/or nerve biopsy
thorough neurological examination
Signs and Symptoms
• The onset of ALS may be so subtle...
...Al Ghazali was a Sunni and Sufi philosopher of the 11th and 12th century, during the Golden Age, a period of great economic growth and stability and a time when both knowledge and power was at its peak. He was born in 1058 AD in Tus, Persia and impacted greatly upon the Islamic faith, particularly toward Sunni and Sufi members; they know him as ‘the Proof of Islam’. Al Ghazali provided a positive impact upon the Islamic faith and its million of devotees and still continues to do so today through his many works.
Al Ghazali was educated in Tus, Persia, at the Nishapur School as well as at the Nizamayyah School in Baghdad. Here, he excelled in Islamic sciences. In 1095, Al Ghazali experienced a personal crisis and had many questions about his life and where his faith was headed. He went on a pilgrimage to question both his belonging and faith. It was throughout his time that his beliefs in Sufism became strong. After his personal crisis, he became a Sufi, believed by many members of Islam as the ‘inner or mystical dimension of Islam’. Al Ghazali believed this approach to Sufism provided him with a closer relationship to Allah and a better understanding of his own beliefs.
Al Ghazali is recognised as a significant scholar throughout the Islamic faith, particularly to both Sunni and Sufi members. Firstly, his ability as a Fiqh scholar (Islamic jurisprudence) was great; through his study of...
...Word of the Prophet while digging trenches in the battle of the Trench, "... Constantinople (now Istanbul) will fall into the hands of the Muslim army. King is the best of the king, his army is the best army ..." (Hadith narrated by Imam Ahmad)
Hadith of the Prophet are realized almost 800 years later by Sultan Muhammad Al-Fateh, the seventh caliph Ottoman government with 150,000 troops.
Sultan Muhammad Al-Fateh was born on March 29, 1432 AD at Adrianapolis (border Turkey - Bulgaria). However, his life history actually began nearly 800 years before his birth to have been referred to as "the best of kings" in the Hadith above. He is also known by the title of Muhammad Al-Fateh for successfully liberate Constantinople.
He ascended the throne at the age of 19 years and reigned for 30 years (1451-1481). He was a great statesman and commander of an army general who led the military campaign itself 25. She died on May 3, 1481 due to gout. Some historians think he died poisoned
He received a comprehensive and integrated education. In the field of religion, the teacher is Sheikh Shamsuddin Al-Wali said of the sons Sayyidina Abu Bakr As-Siddiq RA. In the knowledge that war, he taught the tactics of war, archery and horse riding by the commanders of the army.
In the academic field, he was an eminent scholar of his time is well versed in seven languages: Arabic, Latin, Greek, Serbian, Turkish, Persian and Hebrew. In the...
...What is ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, other name is Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a neurodegenerative disease. It affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Nerves are involved in the process of thinking, memory, and of detecting sensations (such as hot/cold, sharp/dull), and others for vision, hearing, and other bodily functions. Basically, motor neurons provide voluntary movements and muscle power.
As motor neurons degenerate, they can no longer send impulses to the muscle fibers that normally result in muscle movement. Motor neuron in ALS leads to their death so when it dies, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. Patient may become totally paralyzed. It often include increasing muscle weakness, especially involving the arms and legs, speech, swallowing or breathing. When muscles no longer receive the messages from the motor neurons, the muscles begin to atrophy (become smaller).
The heart and the digestive system are also made of muscle but a different kind, and their movements are not under voluntary control. When your heart beats or a meal is digested, it all happens automatically. Therefore, the heart and digestive system are not involved in ALS. Breathing also may seem to be involuntary. Remember, though, while you cannot stop your heart, you can hold your breath - so be aware that ALS may eventually have an impact on breathing.
An MRI with increased...
First line of defence describes the controls an organisation has in place to deal with the day-to-day business activities and operations. Controls are designed into systems and processes and assuming that the design is sound to appropriately mitigate risk, compliance with process should ensure an adequate control environment. There should be adequate managerial and supervisory controls in place to ensure compliance and to highlight control breakdown, inadequacy of process and unexpected events. In IFI’s environments, the product design is championed by the Product Department with assistance or in consultation from the Shariah Department which also provides Shariah research function in relation to Shariah concept to be applied. Product Department will thoroughly conduct research on development of products and the proposed Shariah concepts to be used as well as identifying potential risk related to the proposed product. Product proposal will be tabled in the Shariah Committee meeting for concurrence / approval. The process in developing the product by the Product Department is considered as a 1st line of defence, while the Shariah Department is as a 2nd line of defence i.e. ensuring the Shariah concept is applied correctly and the product features are in Shariah compliance before tabling to the Shariah Committee for approval. The 1st line of defence is responsible by staff in Business & Support, risk officers in...
...1What is Geothermal Energy
It is a form of energy which is obtained from the heat generated by the natural processes occurring within the earth. This heat energy trapped under the earth is known to be Geo Thermal energy.Hot springs and mud pots are the natural phenomena that results the geothermal activity.
There are three ways in which geothermal energy can be extracted and use :
1) Direct Geothermal energy: In Direct geothermal energy hot water from the earth underground is used to heat homes and buildings. In this process the geo thermal water is pumped from the earth and is passed through through a heat exchanger which transfers the heat from the water into the building heating system. The used water is injected back down a well into the reservoir so the process can repeated.
2) Geothermal heat pump: The geo thermal heat pumps are used to circulate the fluid through the series of the pipes in the form of loop which are running under the earth and the building. The temperature under the ground is around 10- 15 degree Celsius all around the year. The electric compressor and the heat exchanger pulls the heat from the fluid running in the pipes and send via the ducts system in the buildings in the winters . In the summers this process is reversed . The heat from the buildings is carried away to the ground or water outside where it can be absorbed.
3) Geo thermal Power Plant:
Earth core heat s the water Steam...
...Kobler,John Capone the Life and World of Al Capone New York. Da Capo Press.1971
Alphonse “Scarface” Capone is one of America's most famous and ruthless gangsters of all time and founder of organized crime as modern society knows it. Al Capone became a multi-millionaire and a legend by feeding a city's appetite for liquor, prostitution, and gambling. Capone had two different sides to him, on one hand he was a brutal killer, and on the other, a loving father and family man. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that gave Chicago its reputation as a lawless city. The author has written an intriguing book and provides adequate details but doesn’t really provide an augment he is just summarizing the life and world of Al Capone.
John Kobler used hundreds of reliable sources when writing this book most of them were secondary sources but he did have some primary as well. He interviewed many people including Capone’s cellmates, doctors, lawyers, friends, and other acquaintances that prefer to remain anonyms. Some of his secondary sources are investigative files from the internal revenue service (IRS) about Capone and other mobsters that had never before been released to the public. The Federal burial of investigation turned over invaluable documents to him as well. He also used many books, articles, and pamphlets. He used all of these sources to present his thesis and to tell the life story of Al Capone....
...This is one of the most powerful dua for repentance. It is recommended to be read before Fajr prayer (although I read it after Maghrib as well). It is called Sayyid-ul-Istigfar.
Allahumma anta rabbi la ilaha illa anta khalaqtanee wa ana abduka wa ana a'la a'hdika wa w'adika mastat'atu auzhubika min sharri ma sana'atu abuo laka bini'amatika alayya wa abou bizhambi fagfirli fainnahu la yagfiruzhunuba illa anta.
Oh Allah, you are my lord. None has the right to be worshiped except you. You created me and I am Your servant and I abide to Your covenant and promise (to honor it) as best I can. I take refuge in You from the evil of which I committed. I acknowledge Your favor upon me and I acknowledge my sin. So forgive me for verily none can forgive sins except You.
Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) has been recorded as saying, " If somebody recites it during the day with firm faith in it and dies on the same day before the evening, he will be from the people of Paradise and if somebody recites it at night with firm faith in it and dies before the morning he will be from the people of Paradise"(mentioned in Sahih Al Bukhari).
I just want to clarify the meaning of this statement else people will think they will land in Paradise by just reading this dua. You need to ask daily, with sincere devotion to Allah to forgive your sins. Once you are void of sins, you enter Paradise and this is what our Prophet meant to say through his statement....