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Feed The Fasting In Madeenah!

Feed the Fasting inside al-Masjid an-Nabawee / The Prophet’s Mosque for as little as £2 per fasting person:

http://www.ummahservices.com/feedthefasting_madeenah.htm

Feed the fasting inside Al-Masjid An-Nabawee (Al-Madeenah An-Nabawiyyah)

The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said:

He who gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will receive the same reward as him, except that nothing will be reduced from the fasting persons reward.“, [Ahmad, at-tirmidhee (who declared it saheeh), ibn maajah and ibn hibbaan]

Reserve a serving spread for a minimum of 12 fasting people inside al-masjid an-nabawee (al-madeenah an-nabawiyyah) as follows:

i) during the blessed month of ramadhaan;
ii) on a monday;
iii) on a thursday;
iv) on the 13th, 14th and 15th of any islamic calendar month.

…for as low as £2.00(*) per person, per day!

The iftaar (breaking the fast) meal comprises:
– yoghurt tub;
– duqqah – mixture of ground spices;
– freshly baked bread – shurayk;
– fresh dates;
– fresh arabic coffee.

Note: The prices listed include a full layout and disposal service within al-masjid an-nabawee comprising:

i) plastic serving spread;
ii) serving trays;
iii) spoons;
iv) napkins;
v) coffee flask.

…the service shall begin daily right after the ‘asr prayer until after the maghrib prayer, inshaa.-Allaah.

An Important Piece Of Advice For Sisters Attending Seminars/Lectures

Sisters with children should take turns taking care of each other’s children.

For example, 4 sisters (A, B, C, D) would like to attend the lesson, but all of them have children. They should divide the lectures daily.

Sister A takes all the kids for the first lesson while sisters B, C and D attend. Sister B takes the children for the second lesson while sisters A, C and D attend. If the sisters follow this method, inshaa Allaah, all will benefit.

And at night once all the children are asleep, all the sisters can gather and share the missed notes (and of course, adjustments can be made to this suggestion to suit specific needs).

[Taken from ‘Clear Advice For Benefiting From Islaamic Lectures’, Pp. 73-74]

How to Help Muslims Get Married: Tips For Parents And Imams

By Sound Vision Staff Writer

Sad but shocking reality: the divorce rate amongst Muslims in North America is one of the highest in the world.

According to New York-based Muslim sociologist Ilyas Ba-Yunus, Muslims in Canada and the U.S. have a divorce rate of 33 percent.

The world’s highest is the general U.S. population’s of 48.6 percent, followed by the United Kingdom’s of 36 percent.

Many assume divorce means problems began in the course of the marriage, whether it was communication breakdown or irreconcilable differences.

But there are many difficulties that lead to divorce which could have been avoided right from the beginning. This could have happened if individuals, parents, guardians and Imams had played their role right when communication between two Muslims seeking marriage began.

Below, we give you some tips and advice of what you can do:

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP:

The older woman noticed her instantly.

The twenty-something girl was an American Muslima, her white skin and Caucasian features bore testimony to that. She was perfect for her dear son Muhsin.

As she walked closer to her, she noticed the young woman talking to someone of a darker complexion.

The woman rushed up.

“Assalamu alaykum,” she said smiling at the American Muslima.

“Wa alaykum as Salaam,” replied the sister and her friend in unison, both a bit startled by the enthusiasm and ardor with which they were being greeted.

“I would like you to marry my son,” said the woman barely inches away from the American Muslima, and making no eye contact at all with her friend.

“But, but why,” she stammered.

“Because you are white and you are wearing a Jelbab. You will make a perfect wife for my Muhsin!”

(This is based on a true story, in which the ethnicity of two of the people involved has been changed

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While some would be surprised at the candor and bluntness of the older woman in the above-mentioned scenario, such scenes are not uncommon. Many parents seem to think approaching a prospect out of the blue will “reserve” this person for their son/daughter.

If you as a parent want to play an effective role in helping your children seek the right mate, things have to be done differently.

1.Understand your role

Your role as a mother or father is not to be the final arbiter of your child’s marriage. This may be how marriages were arranged “back home” in a Muslim country, but it is not the Islamic way. Nor is this way acceptable to most Muslims who have grown up in the West.

That said, the parents have a tremendous responsibility in the process. They:

a. suggest individuals as prospective spouses
b. thoroughly screen and check proposals, call references
c. act as the third party between the two candidates

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