"Islam began as a stranger and will go back to being a stranger just as it began, so give glad tidings to the strangers."

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ramadan Mubarak!

Assalamu Alaikum,
First off, I'd like to start off this post with gratitude to Allah (swt) for letting us all be granted with yet another Ramadan. (The Shaytaan's locked up! Yaaayyy!!)All throughout the year, we wait patiently for a month in which we feel the utmost humility to Allah (swt). What many don't know is that we shouldn't wait for Ramadan to help us increase our worship; but we should increase our worship in all times of life.
There is no excuse for a living person to not worship his lord at his utmost capabilities. While Allah (swt) has blessed us with life, we should make the best of it. I want you all to do something special this Ramadan. Actually I DARE you all to do it. Set yourself a certain goal for Ramadan; something tough and occasionally done, and complete it. Then continue on it after Ramadan. My goal for instance is to pray 20 Raka'ahs Taraweeh every night of Ramadan, and to read the Qura'n three time or just one time and finish two surahs, to give a lot of Sadaqah, to make a positive difference in someone's life, and to help my ummah. For you, this may be nothing, but again we all have different capabilities. Then if you have completed Ramadan with your goal accomplished, leave me a comment and let me know your success story, though it is between you and Allah (swt).
Ramadan: (wikipedia.org) Ramadan or Ramadhan or Ramazan (Arabic: رمضان) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
Wow! Wikipedia has no clue of the essence this one month can have!
Ramadan is Shaytaan-free, prayerful, almost sinless, and duaa' packed. But here's the catch.
Did you know that almost all new music CDs come right before Ramadan?
Did you know that TV programs have the best ideas around Ramadan?
Did you know that almost half the Muslim population is led astray by these two things?
Did you know that the Shaytaan is actually smart (in leading us astray)?
Did you know he gives people these supposedly 'awesome' ideas before he gets locked up so that people would do more sins in Ramadan?
Did you know that the Shaytaan got Adam out of Jannah? And he will aim to get us out too?
Did you know that we should destroy his plans and show him who really is better than the other?
Then ignore him. Do all duaa's against him. Don't let him get to you Ever. Don't watch a lot of TV (preferably none at all). Don't listen to music. Don't follow the Shaytaan and the way of the disbelievers.
Get Jannah. Aim high. Enjoy Ramadan. Make duaa' for me!

-Veiled Knight

Friday, August 21, 2009

The message on the Keffiyeh

Assalamu Alaikum,

When I wear anything Black, White and Gray (escpecially when it has red on it too!), I don't wear just because it's the style, or becuase it matches my outfit; but I wear it because it has a meaning. To most people, wearing a Keffiyeh signifies supporting Palestine. But to me, each color has a meaning.
Black: The darkness of the time we're in right now
White: The promise of our pure future (Victory! Jannah!!)
Gray: The haziness of our Black-and-White past
Red: The blood shed during our Black moments
The Keffiyeh is a promising article of clothing that I'm proud to treasure in my wardrobe!!
P.S. Sorry I haven't written for looong!!

-Veiled Knight