Monday, August 22, 2011

Your Mirror

"If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?"- Rumi

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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Kids Ramadhan Summer Camp 2011

Thinking about how to keep the children busy, inspired and happy this summer Ramadhan season?
Then the following is an opportunity not to be missed...

Desert Echo Daff School, in conjunction with 23rd Sahaba Scouts Presents...


With classes and workshops including:

Islamic Essentials: 99 Names of Allah, Quranic Stories, Muslim Heroes and Special Duas

Islamic Expressions: Daff Classes, Muslim Choir, Nasheed Writing and Calligraphy

Taught by young, enthusiastic and experienced teachers. All CRB checked.

When: 9th - 11th and 16th - 18th August 2011
12 - 4pm

Who: 6 - 13 year olds

To book a place:

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Learn from Prophet Ayyub

Learn from the story of Prophet Ayyub, peace be upon him.

He faced trials, yet remained faithful. He faced tribulation, yet did not doubt His Lord. He faced tests upon tests, yet kept focused. He was sincere in love, sincere in patience and sincere in worship.

His wealth was taken. His children were taken. His health was taken. His support system taken.
And we have the audacity to complain about our situations. We must learn from the story of Ayyub alaihisalam.

It was Shaytaan who was jealous of Prophet Ayyub's devotion to his Lord. Shaytaan who thought he would flinch in the face of trials. And Shaytaan it was who sought to destroy him. But sincerity cannot be so easily destroyed. May Allah protect us, protect our faith and grant us sincerity.

Gather strength from the story of the trials of Ayyub. Gather courage from the stories of the Prophets. Gather love in your heart for them, and in the hereafter you will surely be with those you love.

(And who knows, Oh self, these moments may be the sweetest in disguise. A cleansing for us, though we know not, for we only see the apparent, while there is much work happening in the unseen world! And remember how we are advised that although we may not want something, it is good for us! Subhannallah. Appreciate the moments you are in and give thanks for giving thanks is a blessing and have trust in Him who Created you from dust!)

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