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Shaakira bint Younnus
South Africa - JHB
Makaroo wa makrallah wallaahu khayrul maakireen
Interests: Islaam, Ahaadeeth, Islamic Literature, Science of Ahaadith, Qur'aan, Imaan, Deen, Qiraa'at, Bayyaans by scholars
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Posted Nov 11, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
Haqq vs Convenience… It is narrated that when the law of Allah SWT was passed, that wine was haraam for us, and a man ran through the streets of Makkah yelling out aloud, telling the people about his law, those who were engaged at that very moment in drinking it,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
21st Century Pharaohs What does the greatest Book in history narrate about the nations of the past? What did these nations do to bring about their destruction? Abu Hasnayn discusses the stories of Prophet Hud, Lut, and Shu'aib. He emphasises the importance of reflecting and taking heed from these stories.... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 26, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
By Fatima Barkatulla (This article appeared in the Times Online, UK. The article clarifies many misconceptions about the niqab and although primarliy aimed at a non-Muslim readership, the information herein is beneficial for Muslims as well) (NB: Niqab refers to face covering for Muslim Women. It is also referred to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatu There are countless stories to be read and told of the Muslimahs in the time of our Nabi S.A.W. What brave, pious, beautiful women they were. Subhanallah. If each of us in today's times can choose just three of their qualities to try to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
Wa alaikumusSalaam, dearest Sister I wasn't sure if I was allowed to wear it to work but I just showed up with it on and the first day hardly anyone said anything to me about it, in fact hardly anyone came near me. Lol. But on day 2 they started asking questions and I answered them. Some people think it's "cool" while others feel there's a trust breach because they can't see my face. I nod and listen but constantly make dua inside for strength because people can be quite mean. But deciding to do it and going through with it I think is the hardest. After that it's really just maintenance.Allah swt bless you and keep you and reward you for your decision too. Aameen.
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2010 on Diary of a Munaqabah at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
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Oct 18, 2010
Day 1: Allahu Akbar! I am in Niqaab. I bought it today simply because I wanted to have this style of Niqaab as well as the one I already had at home. In the car I put it on and showed Hubby what I looked like. I kept it on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
Abû Mûsâ al-Ash‘arî said: The Prophet (SAAS) said: “When a child of a man dies, Allâh asks the angels, ‘Did you take the soul of My slave’s child?’ They reply, ‘Yes.’ He asksthem, ‘Did you take away the apple of his eye?’, and they reply, ‘Yes.’ The He asks: ‘What... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious The Most Merciful "Relate in the Book (the story of) Mary when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East. She placed a screen to seclude herself from them; then we sent to her Our angel, and he appeared... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
I have deleted the post "Instrinsic Renovation" in spite of the popularity it gained rather rapidly in the last hour or so! I would like to point out that I haev not started a blog to "smear" anyone or have readers develop ill feelings toward me! This blog is my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
This past weekend, we decided to do our grocery shopping at a hypermarket quite a distance away from where we normally go, on account of their specials that were definitely worth the drive there. There are not many Muslims residing in that area, but there is a town close by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
My Story To Islam (Taken from www.nadeem.lightuponlight.co.za ) Asalaam alaiekum wa rahamtullahi wa barakatu al hamdulillahil Rabbi al'amiin, Praise be to Allah, the King of mankind. I embrassed Islam, my experience was breath-taking and everyone who does embrass Islam is relieved and reborn. On October the 4th, 2005 during the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatu I met a Sister today at the Masjid and we chatted for a bit after Jumm’ah Salaah had ended. I have always seen this sister at the Masjid and we have even chatted on a few occasions about general topics: the weather, work, kids,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
Technorati Tags: RE: In response to Burn Quran Day [Pastor Terry Jones via switsilence.typepad.com Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 16, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
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Sep 16, 2010
Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatu My heart used to race, my throat used to get dry... Luckily I have never been one to perspire easily so that was never a problem. But all the other classical symptoms of being fearful used to rear their ugly head every time I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah An age old question: what is it to be a Muslim? To submit to the will of Allah. To believe that there is no God but Allah and Nabi Muhammed s.a.w. is His final messenger. To know and understand that Allah is the greatest, none is,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatu Where we are at any given point in time is usually a stepping stone to where we want to be. We go through life hoping to find something. We enjoy having something "still to come". For a hungry child living on the street it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah I chatted to my Abi tonight over some snacks in the spirit of I'd ul Fitr, how I love him. He offered me some profound thoughts to ponder. Let Terry Fool Jones and his puppets stand in their rows and throngs and attempt to insult our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
Assalaamu alaykum wa Rahmatullah Last night marked the khatam of Qur'aan here in South Africa and I am guessing many other parts of the world. The night before was in Madinah and the entire Taraweeh as well as the lengthy du'aah made at the end was broadcast on Radio Islam... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
I'm back. Assalaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatu As we prepare to bid farewell to Ramadhaan I cannot help but wonder whether my Muslim Sisters and Brothers around the world are as anxious as i am. This month has been one of absolute purity and spiritual rejuvenation, I am afraid... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at Shaakira bint Younnus's blog
Shaakira bint Younnus is now following Sarosh
Sep 7, 2010
Shaakira bint Younnus is now following Glory Be To Allah, Our Creator
Sep 7, 2010