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Monday, 14 Safar 1433H / 09 January 2012



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Establishing Fajr Salaah

By Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb Rahmatulla Alaihi

In summer, when Fajr is very early, many complain about their inability to get up for Fajr Salaat. In winter, when Fajr is relatively late, many complain about their inability to get up due to the cold. As the cliché goes: ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’. If one is sincere in wanting to perform the Fajr Salaah (or any Salaah), then come any season, any type of weather, any condition or any circumstance, the person will do all that is within his capacity, to fulfill the rights of Allah Ta’ala. More especially when keeping in mind the Hadith: ‘One who performs the Salaah at Fajr comes under the security of Allah…’ Due to the weakness of missing Fajr Salaah being so common, the following are prescriptions to remedy the problem of missing the Fajr Salaah:

* An alarm clock should be kept a distance away from the bed. Instead of just switching it off and going back to sleep, you will have to get out of bed to switch it off.
* If you are a deep sleeper, then use two alarm clocks, with loud alarms. Place one on either side of you – and at a distance.
* If your hearing is good in one ear, and weak in the other, then place the clock on that side, where you will hear it loud and clear.
* Sincerely make du’aa before sleeping : ‘O Allah, I want to get up for Fajr Salaah. Please give me the Taufeeq to do so.’
Tell those at home, who also awaken for the Fajr Salaah, to get you up, even if it means shaking you up.
* Request a friend to give you a few rings in the morning – 20 or 30 minutes before Fajr. It will not cost him any money since you know that he is ringing you for Fajr Salaah, and you won’t pick up the receiver.
* Do not stay awake till 2 o’ clock in the morning – in entertainment or pastimes : watching television, surfing the Internet, reading novels, etc. or in any activity, even ‘mubaah’ (permissible), which would then make it difficult to get up for Fajr. In such cases, go to bed early and begin the day early.
* Shaytaan makes a person feel lazy at Fajr. On awakening, read the Masnoon Dua: ‘All praise in due to Allah who has given us life after death (i.e. sleep) and to Him will we be raised and returned.’ Then read: ‘There is no Power and Might except with Allah.’ And Ta’awwuz: ‘I seek protection in Allah from Shaytaan, the accursed.’

Even though these are suggested prescriptions, the condition of a Mu’min (Believer in Allah Ta’ala) is that he or she is also ‘Aashiq’ (a sincere lover) of Allah Ta’ala. Since when is an Aashiq, Ghaafil (negligent) in pleasing his or her Beloved?

If those who say that they cannot get up for the Fajr Salaah have to read an advertisement in a newspaper by a gold coin company, that all customers who arrive between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. at their premises will receive a Kruger Rand free. Will they then sleep or will they camp there the night? Whereas a gold coin has no worth in comparison to the value of Salaah.

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) said : ‘The two Sunnah Rakaats of Fajr are dearer to me than the whole world.’

If this is the value of the Sunnat, how much more valuable must be the Fardh. Conversely, we find the Hadith in which Hazrat Abu Hurairah (RA) reported that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) said: ‘There isn’t any Salaah which is heavier (more difficult) on the munafiqeen (hypocrites) than Fajr and Isha.’

This statement of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) leaves a question mark for all those who complain of their inability to wake up for Fajr.




In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died. The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmer's story...but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill... I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said theonion would be black in the morning from the germs. Sure enough it happened just like that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better. Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don't know what to blame. Maybe it's the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn't eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open.


I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist. Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially-made mayo is completely safe. "It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.

Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the ONIONS, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES. He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator. It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you. Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions. Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.



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We as the Ummah, we as ‘supposedly’ followers of Muhamad SAW have preferred to be what Muhamad SAW himself warned us we’d become, as discussed by Ml Katani: That worse than neglecting Dawah or Calling Toward Good , a time will come when people will Invite Toward Evil and Prevent from Good. Ml Katani explained that when this time comes, Allah Ta’aala says, “By the Oath of My Izzat and Jalaal, I will send hardship and persecution upon persecution upon them to such an extent that the intelligent among them will ask ‘what has happened to the Ummah of Muhamad SAW.’”


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* Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll Have the urge to urinate.
* Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
* Law of Probability - The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.
* Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.
* Law of the Alibi - If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.
* Law of Variation - If you change lines or traffic lanes, the one you were in will always move faster than the one you move to.
* Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.
* Law of Close Encounters - The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.
* Law of the Result - When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.
* Law of Biomechanics - The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
* Law of the Events - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, drinks, or the toilet and who leave early before the end.The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies, and stay to the bitter end. The aisle people also are very surly folk.
* Law of Coffee - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something that will last until the coffee is cold.
* Murphy's Law of Lockers - If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.
* Law of Physical Surfaces - The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor, are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.
* Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
* Brown's Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they're ugly.
* Oliver's Law of Public Speaking - A closed mouth gathers no feet.
* Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.
* Law of Health - If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment, and you'll stay sick.

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