Sunday, November 21, 2010

Islam is free from the misguided few in terrorist in our rank

there are over 1 billion muslims on earth thats 1000 000 000 people and Yes a very small fraction of muslims as misguided as they have become are terrorist . Planting bombs and killing people but consider this Northern Ireland , a part of Ireland occupied by the British forces to this very day where British kills a couple Irish every now and again . The irish Catholic Christians formed what is in effect a terrorist organization the IRA and they plant bombs and assassinate ppl every now and again , do we then now say that all Christians are terrorist this is what the bible and pope teache ???? Of course not . The few radicalized Catholic Christians who form the IRA do not do this from Christianity no more that the few radicalized muslims do the same form islam . B4 U go out judging a whole religion and the massive part of humanity that adhere to thte fate something 25 % and the fastest religion in the world . Learn something about , read the Qoran , U can get it online and many places for free . And if U find in the Koran what u think is there then U know 4 sure that you are right .............................. just to point it out U may just change your mind

Saturday, September 11, 2010

How does one Attain Sincerity?

Wednesday, 20 June 2007
ImageA brief excerpt from Imaam Ibnul-’Uthaymeen’s explanation of Riyaadus-Saaliheen demonstrating the importance of sacrifice as a means to attain piety and sincerity.
As for renouncing the love of praise and commendation then this is made easy by your knowing that there is no one who can praise you such that it would benefit you, or censure and vilify you such that it would harm you save Allaah alone.

Sincerity cannot coexist in a heart that contains the love of praise and commendation and the yearning to possess that which is owned by the people save in the manner that fire and water or a lizard and fish may coexist.

If your soul directs you to seek sincerity then first turn your attention towards your yearning and slaughter it with the knife of renunciation. Then turn your attention towards praise and commendation and forsake it with the asceticism of those who loved the world for the sake of the Hereafter. When your slaughtering of your yearning and the renunciation of praise and commendation becomes firm then attaining sincerity will become easy for you.

If it is asked: what may facilitate the act of slaughtering ones yearning and renouncing the love of praise and commendation?I would reply: as for slaughtering your yearning then this is made easy by you having certain knowledge that there is nothing that one would desire except that its treasures are in the Hand of Allaah alone and none has power over it save Him. There is no one who may bestow these things to a servant except for Allaah.

As for renouncing the love of praise and commendation then this is made easy by your knowing that there is no one who can praise you such that it would benefit you, or censure and vilify you such that it would harm you save Allaah alone. This is what occurs in the hadeeth in which the Arab said to the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam), "my being praised is adornment and my being vilified is disgrace," to which the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "that is (for) Allaah."

[Reported by at-Tirmidhee [no. 3266] with a saheeh isnaad from Baraa`a bin Aazib (RA).]

So renounce the praise of one whose praise cannot beautify you and the vilification of one whose censure cannot disgrace you! Instead desire the praise of the One whose commendation contains perfect beauty and the One whose censure contains total disgrace. This cannot be attained except after patience and certainty for when there is no patience and certainty then you are like one who wished to traverse an ocean without a vessel to carry him!

Allaah said,

"Be patient! Indeed the Promise of Allaah is true and let not those who are devoid of certainty discourage you from conveying (the message)." [al-Rum (30):60]

"We have made from amongst them leaders, guiding under Our Command when they were patient and believed in Our Signs with certainty." [al-Sajdah (32):24]

[Taken from 'An Explanation to Riyaadh as-Saaliheen' Vol1, Trans. Abu Sulaymaan and modified.] Al-Fawaa`id [218-219] of Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, may Allaah have mercy upon him.]

Translated by Aboo Sulaymaan

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pleasing people from Prophet's Prayer by imam al albani

When I adopted these principles for myself, i.e. to adhere to the authentic Sunnah, and to implement them in this book as well as others, I knew for sure that this would not satisfy every group of people or sect; in fact, it would result in some, if not most of them, insulting or criticising me. This does not matter to me, for I also know that to please everyone is an unattainable notion, and that "He who pleases the people by angering Allaah, Allaah will entrust him to the people", Prophet's Prayer by imam al albani

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Stillness in the Chaos of my mind

The the name of Allah

The Stillness in the of my mind

Here Alone in the stillness;
The piercing stillness ;
Driving me mad ;
The motionless sounds cave in all around me ;

Seeking refuge in pray ;
The motion of my pen ;
My caged heart yearning to be grow wings
To escape from this place :

But where will I go ;
Am I being punished or tested ;
I will be patient insha Allah ;

I have hope ,
Because not to have hope is to let the silence consume me
The madness take over ;
To let the win ;

I refuse to let it win to kill me ,
So I stand against it ;
The Stillness …..
And hope that Allah is on my side
Hope that there is something 4 me @ the end of my journey

But the Stillness is crushing me now ;
I am bleeding ;
How many battles I have lost ;
Times I have been hit

My heart is being bleed dry ;
And my body soon following it ;
You have not known pain until U spit blood
Until U crawl on your knees because U cant stand
All collateral damage in the War against the stillness

And yet I still stand against the stillness;
While many have fallen under the pressure caved ;
And dance in glee in front of me choosing the darkness to the torture of the stillness
And others have grown wings and blended
evolved to hearts becoming one ;

I stand against the Oceans of Stillness
Stillness as far as the eyes can see ;
The horizon flooded and coming in a endless stream to rush up against me
Oh Allah take me away from this fate
And remember me
And help and reward me .


Monday, June 21, 2010

tree kangaroo

The golden-mantled tree kangaroo was discovered in December 2005 by a team of Indonesian, Australian, and U.S. scientists, in the Foya Mountains, in the Papua proivince. Currently, ten species are recognized in the group, nearly all of which are threatened by habitat loss or hunting. The golden-mantled tree kangaroo is considered as one of the most endangered of all tree-kangaroos, being extinct in most of its original range.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Humble Request for good Cause

In the name Of Allah most Gracious most Merciful

asalam wlaykume

I received this email form my friend Kadijah , and the situation with her cousin . I know kadija she is a kool person

and i am fowarding her I am asking you to please do what you can to help . Even if it is a little thing buy a box of BBQ

or money even $5 or make dua and pray for her , The BBQ is on June 5 th the sister will remain sick and in need after that

you may call Kadija 746-2775

email her

drop whatever donation that you can at

FUSA a store
Regency Business Centre, #21A Corner Gaston & Penco Street, Montrose
Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago

Please please foward this email


Assalaamu Alaikum Everyone!

I hope everyone is good and enjoying life in good ole TnT!!!
I am on a quest these days and i need your help.

About a month ago, my cousin Hannah Sahibdeen's kidneys failed her, and she has begun dialysis twice a month.
Its approximately $1000 per session and its quite taxing on her family.
The goverment will help them by reimbursing them with some of the payments eventually.
However, for now, the family has organised a BBQ to offset the expenses incurred. this BBQ will take place on
June 5th and is priced at $25.

My quest is to get sponsors for the cost of the chicken. they need 400 chickens. that means they need ~33 cases
of chicken (12 chickens per case). They are buying it from Arawak directly and it is costing ~$340 per case.

I am humbly asking everyone to sponsor at least one case if it possible and i am looking for cash donations for this.
If you are willing, please contact me via email or call me at 746-2775.

May Allah bless you all and i hope to get a favorable response soon. Hannah is only 19 years old and is a student of SITAL.

I am doing this to ensure the family gets the maximum benefit from the BBQ.

Jazak Allah Khair!

Wa Salaam,
Khadija Mohammed

Monday, May 24, 2010

Patrick Manning U are a fricking dictator

Patrick Manning U are a fricking dictator and yesterday U just went too far , saying that kidnap victims kidnapping themselves Sunday Express , 23rd May “On December 5 2006 , Ali was snatched from Roystoia Gardens, Couva , her home preparing to celebrate her 30th birthday .She was chained, raped beaten and torturted for 14 days by her abductors and releases when a undisclosed sum of money was paid. I do not believe in voting , I not form islam , I do not want a Hindu woman being prime ministry but for DEBBIE ALI i voted UNC , I voted followed my heart in this one, in the future if I learn more about islam so my heart inclines else where I would stop and Allah knows best

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Having patients in your situation

No don't give up. Lots of ppl try for a while b4 they get through and i remind u of something , i remembered it during my interview 4 there are 2 ahadith from Nawaii 40 Ahadith


On the authority of Abu Dharr Al-Ghafari, of the prophet is that among the sayings he relates from his Lord is that He said:p "O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another. O My servants, all of you are astray except for those I have guided, so seek guidance of Me and I shall guide you. O My servants, all of you are hungry except for those I have fed, so seek food of Me and I shall feed you. O My servants, all of you are naked except for those I have clothed, so seek clothing of Me and I shall clothe you. O My servants, you sin by night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness of Me and I shall forgive you. O My servants, you will not attain harming Me so as to harm Me, and you will not attain benefiting Me so as to benefit Me. O my servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to become as pious as the most pious heart of any one man of you, that would not increase My kingdom in anything. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as wicked as the most wicked heart of any one man of you, that would not decrease My kingdom in anything. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request of Me, and were I to give everyone what he requested, that would not decrease what I have, any more than a needle decreases the sea if put into it. O My servants, it is but your deeds that I reckon up for you and then recompense you for, so let him who finds good praise Allah, and let him who finds other than that blame no one but himself."p related by Muslim.


On the authority of Abdullah bin Abbas, who said : One day I was behind the prophet and he said to me: "Young man, I shall teach you some words [of advice] : Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask of Allah; if you seek help, seek help of Allah. Know that if the Nation were to gather together to benefit you with anything, it would benefit you only with something that Allah had already prescribed for you, and that if they gather together to harm you with anything, they would harm you only with something Allah had already prescribed for you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried."

So know that what ever Allah wants to give to is either a something good or bad

as for the it is of 2 types

------ Either it is a test form Allah in case you remain patient , and make dua for releif form allah and remember my muslim sister that patients is the key to Jannh

Or it is Punishment in which case Allah punishes u for what you have done in this world so u don’t get it in the hearafter ,

Look at your self (this is properly a advice to me more than U) if u doing good then know it is a trial. HOWEVER if it is a PUNISHMENT then what u do is to REPENT to allah itz the easer thing to do , than suffering

As for the goodness then this is not because of your own action or some special knowledge that you have as some ppl believe but it is because of the mercy of Allah so be grateful for the good things your food ,clothes your ability to read and go to university and Allah will give u more

And Allah knows best

Saturday, May 8, 2010

"Take from your health for your sickness and take from your life for your death."!BC576EDAF584A939!232.entry

Bismillaah Wal Hamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu 'Alaa Rasoolillaahi Wa Ba'd:

Subhaanallaah. I not sure how to introduce this advice (to myself firstly and everyone who reads this), except to say that Ibn 'Umar used to say: "Take from your health for your sickness and take from your life for your death."

This is an excerpt (I transcribed it from the youtube video) from a brother that was paralysed (may Allaah cure him and make it easy for him). It a tremendous, tremendous reminder for us.

Interviewer: "Of course, this is the Qadr of Allaah ('Azza wa Jall) and we do not object to it, Allaah says: "..And perhaps you dislike something that is good for you, Allaah knows and you do not know." However Yaa Abdallaah, I ask you (tell me) about the most important things that you used to have (and now you don't) and you would wish to have them back after what afflicted you from your paralysis."

Abdullah: "Wishes?"...... (he pauses), I have three wishes that concern me but I cannot have them.

I wish I could prostrate to Allaah just one sajdah......then never rise from it. (he smiles)

There is an ayah in the Qur'aan that says:

"On the Day when the Shin will be uncovered, and then they will be called to sujood (to prostrate) and they will not be able to..." (Surah Al Qalam)

Today, I can't make sujood (prostration) I wish I could prostrate to Allaah just once.....but when I was able to walk, I used to leave off and neglect many of the Salaah.

Some people perhaps feel sad for me (in my condition) right??.....(he pauses), when they see me like this, they are grieved....but those people were not sad when I never used to pray (the Salaah).

Interviewer: "The second (wish)?"

Abdullaah: "The second? (I wish) that I was able to turn one page of the mus-haf (i.e. the Qur'aan)......this is something you people don't realise, (to do that) is like (climbing) a mountain for me.

The that in a Day of 'Eid or a special occasion or a day of happiness, (I wish I could) enter through the door and embrace and hug my mother.....

And concerning his mother, Yaa Subhaanallaah, listen to what he says....may Allaah pardon and forgive us. Aaameen.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kindness to the Animals!

(this is a rough translation from our brother Ali Ibn Shareef )

in his blog below!BC576EDAF584A939!218.entry

Bismillaah Wal Hamdulillaah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu 'Alaa Rasoolillaahi Wa Ba'd:

What compelled me to (roughly) translate these short words was what I saw recently....a young muslim putting some food for a stray dog @a family day...mashaAllah. Then when the dog approached to eat the food, the boy scared the dog away and laughed and the fools around him laughed also. Then the dog came back and he scared him away again, 'I can't resist'. Allaahul Musta'aan!

May Allaah help us not to look at the small things with insignificance.
From Shaykh 'Uthaymeen’s (rahimahullah) Sharh of Riyaadhus Saaliheen:
That the Prophet salalahu 'alaih wa sallam said:
"One day a man was walking on a path (travelling) and was suffering from severe thirst so he found a well, so he descended into and drank. When he came out he saw a dog lolling its tongue, eating the moistened earth (or dirt/sand) out of thirst. So the man said: 'What has afflicted this dog (from severe thirst) is the same as what afflicted me.' So he descended into the well again and filled his shoes(sandals) with water then held it in his mouth until he climbed up and made the dog drink it. So Allaah appreciated this act of his and pardoned him. Then (the Companions around him) said: Allaah's Messenger, is there for us a reward even for (serving) such animals? He said:Yes, there is a reward for service to every living animal."
And in another narration from Saheeh Al Bukhaaree: "Allaah appreciated this act of his, forgave him and entered him into the Jannah."
And in another two narrations (from Saheeh Al Bukharee and Muslim): "...Once a dog was circling around a well on the verge of dying of thirst. When a prostitute from the prostitutes of Bani Israa'il saw it so she put her shoe in the well (filled her shoe with water) and gave it to drink from that and she was forgiven on account of that action."

The explanation:

'The author mentions (rahimahullah ta'ala) in the chapter: 'The many ways of achieving good/blessings' this strange story which was narrated by Abu Hurairah from the Prophet salallahu 'alaihi wa sallam that once a man was walking on a pathway travelling, he became afflicted by thirst, so he descended into a well and drank from it and his thirst was quenched. However, when he was exiting from the well there was a dog eating the moist dirt on account of its extreme thirst i.e. eating the wet, damp soil,eating it from thirst in order to suck or consume the water that was in it due to extreme thirst. So the man said, by Allaah, what has afflicted this dog is the same as what afflicted me. (or a similar statement which carries the same meaning). So he descended into the well and filled his shoe(khuff) with water and the khuff is what covers the foot made from dried skin and the like. So he filled it with water and carried it in his mouth. And started to climb up with his hands until he climbed out of the well. Then he gave the dog to drink. So when he gave it to drink, Allaah appreciated that action from him, forgave him and entered him into the Jannah on account of it.

And this is the truthfulness and the reality of the statement of the Prophet, salallahu 'alaihi wa sallam, "The Jannah (Paradise) is closer to one of you than the strap of his sandal, and the Hell-fire is also like that."
A deed which earned the appreciation of Allaah for the one who did this action, He forgave him and entered him into Jannah.
And when the Prophet salallahu 'alaihi wa sallam narrated this hadeeth to the Comapanions and they were the most anxious and keen of the people in seeking and acquiring knowledge, not just so they would know, but in order for them to know and to act upon it. They asked the Prophet salallahu 'alaihi wa sallam: 'O Messenger of Allaah! Is there a reward for us in serving these animals?' And he said: "There is a reward for serving everything that has a wet liver (i.e. every living thing)." Because this dog is from such animals.
So how is there for this man who gave the dog to drink such a great reward? Is there for us in serving these animals a reward? He said: "There is a reward in serving everything that has a wet liver." The wet liver requires water, because if there is no water in it dries up and the animal dies.
Therefore, we take from this a principle, and that is, when the Messenger narrates to us a story from Bani Israa'il then that is so we take a lesson from it and take from it an example to follow. And this is like Allaah Ta'ala said: "Indeed in their narrations are lessons for those of understanding." (Surah Yusuf)
And in another narration, and perhaps it is an another story (entirely) that a prostitute from Bani Israa'il i.e. she was paid for intercourse, and Allaah's refuge is sought, that she saw a dog circling a wall, and it was thirsty but could not reach the water (to drink), because it was a wall of a well, so she threw her shoe into the well (collecting water thereby) and gave the dog to drink from that so Allaah forgave her.
So this indicates that in serving animals there is reward. Every animal you show kindness to by feeding it, giving it to drink, sheltering it from heat or cold, whether it belongs to you or other than you from the people, whether it is a stray animal, then verily in this there is a reward for you with Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, this (reward) and they are only animals! So what then (is the reward) in showing kindness and serving human beings? If you show kindness and goodness to human beings the reward will be greater and more abundant.
And in regard to this, the Prophet salallahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: "Whoever gives a muslim to drink, then Allaah will give him to drink from the sealed nectar." (Translator's Note: Imaam At Tirmidhee graded this hadeeth as ghareeb and Shaykh Al Albaanee graded it as da’eef in his checking of Sunan At Tirmidhee) i.e. If you young son stands at the refrigerator and says to you: "I want water" and you give him to drink while he was thirsty, then you have indeed given a muslim to drink upon his thirst, then Allaah will give you to drink from the sealed nectar. An abundant reward! And for Allaah is the Praise.
Free spoils (i.e. easy opportunities to attain rewards)! But where is the one who takes these free spoils? Where is the one who purifies his intention, and hopes for the reward from Allaah?
So I advise you O my brother and myself, to always strive to grasp and seize the good deeds with a sincere intention until it becomes an asset for you with Allaah on the Day of Qiyaamah. For how many small deeds became great on account of the niyyah accompanying it? And how many large deeds became small (in value) on account of negligence regarding it?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Jack Wanner calls Abdul-Hamid a terrorist

“Resident terrorist ? resident terrorist “ WTF jack Wanner U are calling a PNM minister a terrorist but cause he is a muslim and happens to be in another political parity ? Yea muslims run up and jump up 4 this man and vote Jack Wanner , stupid elections i don't like manning don't get me wrong ( if he let me build the 2 million Dollar flag for 1 million I may have changed my mind .
I do not like the PNM I am really not a supporter of any party . “Like choosing between 2 bowls of crap and the only thing you have to decide by is the smell “ Louse Black , and yes I am quoting a comedian to show what I think of the elections Don’t get me wrong and I have some serious issues with the PNM coming back in power :
• The massive amount of money wasted by Manning and his government
• The manning attacks on the judiciary – the man sent police to try and arrest the chief justice of this country , I have never felt like I was living under a dictator ship as that day , and when the Attorney general was called up to show his evidence in court , he did not show up ? So why were they attacking our justice system ? What is the reason ?
• This man destroyed a whole sugar cane industry , for no other reason that the majority of the people employed in it , skin colour was different from his
• He has had meetings with “community leaders”, a euphemism for a Drug Lord , our Prime minister sits down with drug dealers and kidnappers and has little talks . What kind of country do I live in ???? Can you imagine Barrak Obama sitting down with gang leaders in the white house and having lunch and a talk ? That’s what we have in Trinidad .
• The level of corruption and nepotism in Trinidad , no one lives here other then they know that , government contracts are given to friends of the PNM , you have to give money to the PNM ppl ?? What kind of place it this ?
• It is a shame that Trinidad and Tobago Per capita income is $23,100 (2009 est.) and that of Saudi Arabia is $20,400 (2009 est.) We are richer than Saudi Arabia where is all this money ? Show me , I am waiting .
• UDECOTT lol all that needs to be said
• Manning and his secret church built for his Obeah woman
• Prosperity tax , you must tax normal ppl’s houses , take money from poor ppl to pay for your mega projects . Its just wrong wrong
• This was actually suppose to be a defence of Abdul Hamid , from stupid statements from Jack Wanner , and just a poking fun as muslims who believe all of this is permissible . But listing and this could be a much longer one at that , some of the issues with Mr. Manning and really most trinis have the same problems , I really would not mind seeing the government changing .

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Digital Economy Act 2010

The Digital Economy Act 2010
What is the Digital Economy Act?

The Digital Economy Act is a newly passed piece of British legislation that is meant to protect copyright online and increase regulation and control of the way people use the Internet.
How did it happen?

* The entertainment industry is refusing to adapt to new models, clinging to obsolete 20th Century thinking.
* The Bill was drafted by unelected officials after lobbying from the entertainment industry.
* It was passed in a hurry during the Parliamentary "wash up" process without full scrutiny.

Why should you be worried?

* Websites will be blocked for alleged copyright infringement.
* Families accused of sharing copyrighted files will be disconnected without trial. They will have to pay to appeal.
* Even if you don't live in the UK, it sets a worrying precedent for other countries to follow suit.

Disconnection or "technical measures" like bandwidth throttling will kick in if file sharing does not drop by an incredible 70%. There are no alternative punishments to disconnection, no matter what the damage it will cause, and there is no statutory limit on the length of these disconnections, called, in the weasel words of the Act, "temporary account suspension".

Despite thousands of letters of concern and a petition with over 35,000 signatures of protest, the Bill was rushed through in the final days of parliament during the "wash up process" - it was not given the full scrutiny that it deserved.

This is a piece of legislation that gives potentially unlimited power to unelected officials, and assumes guilt on the part of those accused of copyright infringement. We can expect the industry lobbies to be out in force to roll back our human right to freedom of expression in the name of copyright very, very soon.

What's happening now?

Now that the Bill has been passed and the election is underway, candidates from all the main parties are keen to distance themselves from it. They admit that there are serious concerns and that the Bill did not receive the scrutiny and debate it deserves.

Dan Bull / Songwriter

one who seeks knowledge

من غدا إلى المسجد لا يريد إلا أن يتعلم خيراً أو يعلمه كان له كأجر حاج تاماً حجته

The prophet sal alaah alayhe wa salaam said :' whoever travels back and forth from the masjed seaking only from this to learn and teach the book of allah and the sunnah ,then he will earn himself the reward or a perfect hajj'

Kathir ibn Qays said: I was sitting with Abu al-Darda' in the mosque of Damascus. A man came to him and said: AbudDarda, I have come to you from the town of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) for a tradition that I have heard you relate from the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). I have come for no other purpose.
He said: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: If anyone
: If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, Allah will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The angels will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge, the inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth and the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon
like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Prophets, and the Prophets leave neither dinar nor dirham, leaving only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

For the new CEO of WASA fulling his swimming pool while poor ppl have to choose between brushing teeth or bathing that day

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Wasa truck fills swimming pool…
Caught in the act!
Published: 2 Apr 2010

A Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) tank truck is caught filling a pool at a private residence on Columbus Circle, Westmoorings, on Wednesday night.

In the middle of the worst drought in Trinidad and Tobago since 1987, a truck belonging to the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has been discovered pumping drinking water into a swimming pool in a private residence undergoing renovation in the upscale neighbourhood of Westmoorings. WASA in a statement last night said the water was requested for “construction purposes,” for a house it is leasing for its foreign CEO. Tipped off by a photograph sent by a resident of the La Riviera high-rise apartment, two Guardian journalists caught WASA employees pumping water into the pool located at Columbus Circle in Westmoorings on Wednesday night.

When the WASA employees realised that they were being photographed and filmed, they immediately unhinged the hose from the water wagon and drove off. One of the WASA employees was heard repeating the licence plate number of the Guardian. Less than five minutes later, a vanload of policemen arrived on the scene, with one saying that they had been told of two suspicious characters in the neighbourhood. Faced with the drought and rapidly-declining water levels in the nation’s resevoirs, WASA has repeatedly appealed to the public to use less water in the last two months. The authority has also criminalised the use of hoses to wash cars and water lawns and has reduced the regularity of supply to households across the nation. On Monday, WASA officials told a news conference that the country’s water situation was approaching crisis levels.

The water levels in the Caroni Arena dam, which accounts for 35 per cent of the country’s water supply, had fallen to 40 per cent, the Navet dam to 48, and both Hollis and Hillsborough to 50 per cent, according to the utility’s corporate communications manager, Ellen Lewis. Lewis commended the public’s support of WASA’s water conservation programme, but said more efforts were needed to preserve reserves. Last night, the utility issued the following statement: “WASA is in the process of leasing the property to use as accommodation for the foreign national who has been identified to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer following an extensive recruitment exercise. 

Upon inquiries we learnt the property is being renovated by the owner and that the water was requested for construction purposes.” Told of WASA’s explanation that a pool full of water was needed to renovate a house, one of the country’s most experienced builders scoffed audibly and said: “For actual construction activity, you would need 15 to 20 gallons a day for the mortar for plastering. You would get water for the concrete from the readymix companies and there would be need for a small amount of water for drinking and washing up purpose. You would not need a pool full of water.”

WASA CEO promises probe
Contacted last night, WASA’s acting chief executive, Jim Lee Young, said it is against the utility’s policy to provide water to fill a residential swimming pool. “I can categorically state that we will not supply water for use in a swimming pool. If a construction site requests water for construction purposes, and is a legitimate WASA customer, we will provide water for that.”

Stressing that he had not seen the report on the issue on CNC3 last night, an angry Lee Young described the WASA truck providing water to a swimming pool as “an abuse of what we are trying to do. I feel very strongly about this. That is not on.” He promised an investigation to get to the bottom of the matter.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Hippopotamus is the most second most evil animal in the animal kingdom
watch this fight one hippo bites the other drags him out of the water beats him some more bites of his tail and makes the other one bow down and then jumps on him

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Marriage is not Lust, Women are not Just Pleasure and Enjoyment

uesday, 09 February 2010

Image By the Noble Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn 'Abdullaah Aalush-Shaykh
A brief article with advice to the men reminding them that marriage is not lust, but rather responsibility.
"This is deception to the woman and dishonesty and misleading her; and if a man came to his daughter or his sister and he knew that he did not want her except for this purpose he would not allow him to marry her, but when it comes to other people’s daughters he does whatever he wants. "

The noble Shaykh, the Muftee of the committee of major scholars in Saudi Arabia, Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn 'Abdullaah Aali Shaykh declared that marriage is not just about lust and fulfilling the desires rather it is security and living together and stability.

The noble Shaykh said: Some of the Muslims have an incorrect understanding about marriage, understanding it in a way other than its reality. Some of them have an understanding that marriage is simply about fulfilling their desires, so although they might implement the legislated marriage contract, their intention with this marriage is not stability nor commitment rather he marries and in himself he is planning to divorce her, meaning he knows in himself that he will marry her for a specific time period even if he does not mention this or disclose this.

So he marries her due to his desire for her, not to have serenity and peace of mind with her, but he only counts her as just a simple pleasure; so he’s always on the verge of divorcing her and bringing in someone other than her. So he is a husband and at the same time he mixes this with the intention of divorce. And he does not want from the woman anything other than pleasure.

This is decieving the woman and dishonesty and misleading her; and if a man came to his daughter or his sister and he knew that he did not want her except for this purpose he would not allow him to marry her, but when it comes to other people’s daughters he does whatever he wants.

And all of this is from deception and dishonesty and fraud and betrayal. And for this reason Islaam has prohibited temporary marriage; and this is to marry for an estimated number of days for an agreed upon specific duration. Therefore this was made impermissible due to the harms that it contains.

And the Shaykh said: So what the person does not like for his daughters then he should not like it for the daughters of the Muslims.

And the Shaykh said: And some of the people might travel to places in order to find marriage for a specific number of days or months and he thinks this is a marriage contract and all of this is trivial to him, so he falls into sin.

And there are some who marry a number of women before (the other women he divorced) finishing their waiting period. So he will merge the marriage to more than ten women in one month without any concern for the Islamic legislated contract.

And the Muftee said: The Muslim must have good judgment and he should not let his goal be to fulfill his desire in a way that is not in accordance with the Islamic legislation. And he must adorn himself with the manners of Islam, and he must look at other people’s daughters just like he looks at his own daughters and his own sisters, and he should put people in the position that he likes to be in.

Therefore if the person believes it allowable to do evil to the daughters of others and to not comply with the Islamic standard and then he does not want this same evil for his daughters; then why this discrepancy? Where is the balance, where is the justice?

Unfortunately, there are some Muslims who make permissible that which Allaah has made impermissible so in a matter of days they marry a number of women, all with the intention of divorce, seeking by this to gain some benefit (from the wife) in the summer or the winter or other than this, and Islaam prohibits this. Therefore Islam wants for us to be well-balanced in our contracts and to put others in the position of our daughters and our sisters and to be truthful in our dealings.

And the Shaykh said: …and some of them go and travel and get married against the normal system and then they fall into sin or serious situations and perhaps they might abandon their wives or leave them and not return to them after they have become pregnant or given birth to his child, so this exposes the Muslim descendants to danger. And some of them don’t care about their wives or their children so major problems occur as a result of this treacherous marriage.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hijab now the cause for vitamin D deficiency?

By Faraz Omar
If “oppression” didn’t work, it’s a “health hazard.” Yes, the old talk about how Hijab can cause vitamin D deficiency in women has resurfaced. As science gets political, “facts” are derived from preformed conclusions. The “truth” that researchers arrive at nowadays depends on who is funding the research.
So time and again Muslim women in the West have been told that their wearing of Hijab is causing vitamin D deficiency, as “proven” by research, which was no more than a study revealing such a deficiency in Asian or Arab women. Studies however have also shown something else: 54% of black and 42% of white childbearing women in the Northern US were found with insufficient vitamin D levels.
Unless it is believed that such a large percentage of North Americans are good Hijabis who cover themselves up completely, the accusation falls flat.
Dr. Abdul Majid Katme of the Islamic Medical Association in Britain said, “This is a common fallacy among the people of the West. It is a medical fact that diet is the main cause of vitamin D deficiency among some Asians, and not lack of exposure to the sun. We Muslims who live in the East and Asia are exposed to the sun all the time and our houses, yards and private gardens are full of sunshine.” (Q-News, 1995)
Vitamin D is important and Allah has so perfectly made our body that it produces the vitamin automatically when exposed to sufficient sunlight. Normally one would receive enough exposure even while staying at home by just standing by the window or in the balcony – with or without Hijab. In fact, Hijab has nothing to do with it because exposure to sun doesn’t mean every part of the body must be exposed.
Mona Salama, an Egyptian nutritionist and pediatrician, was asked in an online Q&A session on (2007) on the issue of Hijab and sunlight. She replied:
“Alhamdulliah (that we are) Muslimat (Muslim women) and that we wear Hijab. Besides protecting us from bad looks and immodest people, Hijab also protects our skin from the damages of ultraviolet rays. Overexposure to sunlight causes more than 90 percent of all premature aging (sagging, bagging, wrinkling, scaly skin) and 90 percent of all skin cancers. “Ultraviolet rays cause skin damage and weaken the skin structure by diminishing production of elastin and collagen, the two important substances that keep skin firm, youthful and wrinkle-free.
“There are three main types of UV rays (UVA, UVB and UVC). The truth is we need the sun’s UVB rays as it triggers our supply of vitamin D which in turn regulates Calcium. This gives us stronger bones and disease protection. But it only takes 10 minutes of sun exposure to manufacture a month’s worth of vitamin D, and the Hijab can by no means block this benefit. It’s easy to get the necessary amount simply by taking a short walk at lunchtime with your Hijab or simply stand in the balcony, also with your Hijab, for 10 minutes.”
For Muslims, the natural scientific benefits that come with following our Creator’s laws is not the reason for following Islam. We follow Allah’s laws in full obedience and submission to our Creator – out of our will and love. Allah praised the believers who say: “We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all).” (Qur’an, 2:285)
He also instructs us: “It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error.” (Qur’an, 33:36)
Whether we come to know of the benefit of a particular injunction or not, we submit to the divine laws because of our firm belief in the truthfulness of Qur’an as the Word of God and Islam as the Religion of God. This belief is not blind, but based on solid evidences and indisputable facts that are more than sufficient for mankind to believe in His message. – SG

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sea slug surprise: It’s half-plant, half-animal

Scientists aren't yet sure how animals actually appropriate genes they need

This green slug, which is part animal and part plant, produces its own chlorophyll and so can carry out photosynthesis, turning sunlight into energy, scientists have found.

By Clara Moskowitz
updated 2:50 p.m. ET, Tues., Jan. 12, 2010
A green sea slug appears to be part animal, part plant. It's the first critter discovered to produce the plant pigment chlorophyll.
The sneaky slugs seem to have stolen the genes that enable this skill from algae that they've eaten. With their contraband genes, the slugs can carry out photosynthesis — the process plants use to convert sunlight into energy.
"They can make their energy-containing molecules without having to eat anything," said Sidney Pierce, a biologist at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Pierce has been studying the unique creatures, officially called Elysia chlorotica, for about 20 years. He presented his most recent findings Jan. 7 at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in Seattle. The finding was first reported by Science News.

"This is the first time that multicellar animals have been able to produce chlorophyll," Pierce told LiveScience.

The sea slugs live in salt marshes in New England and Canada. In addition to burglarizing the genes needed to make the green pigment chlorophyll, the slugs also steal tiny cell parts called chloroplasts, which they use to conduct photosynthesis. The chloroplasts use the chlorophyl to convert sunlight into energy, just as plants do, eliminating the need to eat food to gain energy.


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"We collect them and we keep them in aquaria for months," Pierce said. "As long as we shine a light on them for 12 hours a day, they can survive [without food]."

The researchers used a radioactive tracer to be sure that the slugs are actually producing the chlorophyll themselves, as opposed to just stealing the ready-made pigment from algae. In fact, the slugs incorporate the genetic material so well, they pass it on to further generations of slugs.

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The babies of thieving slugs retain the ability to produce their own chlorophyll, though they can't carry out photosynthesis until they've eaten enough algae to steal the necessary chloroplasts, which they can't yet produce on their own.

The slugs accomplishment is quite a feat, and scientists aren't yet sure how the animals actually appropriate the genes they need.

"It certainly is possible that DNA from one species can get into another species, as these slugs have clearly shown," Pierce said. "But the mechanisms are still unknown."
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