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Shaban 1440
Shaban 1440
Central Mosque Rochdale

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Great Personalities 



 A brides death in Sujood


 A true story that occurred in Abha (the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia)
After performing Maghrib Salah, the new bride put on her make-up, wore her beautiful white dress preparing herself for her wedding ceremony. Then she heard the Adhan for Isha Salah and she realised that she had broken her Wudhu. So she told her mother, “Mother I have to go to perform Wudhu and pray Isha Salah”.
Her mother was shocked, “Are you crazy? Guests are waiting for you, to see you! What about your make-up? It will be washed away with water!!”
Then she added, “I am your mother and I order you not to perform Salah now. Wallahi if you make Wudhu now, I will be very angry with you!”
The daughter replied, “Wallahi I won’t go out from here till I perform my Salah! Mother you must know that there is no obedience to any creature in disobedience to the Creator!”
Her mother said, “What will our guests say about you when you show up at your wedding ceremony without make-up? You won’t look beautiful in their eyes and they will make fun of you!
The daughter asked with a smile, “Are you worried because I won’t look beautiful in the eyes of creation? What about my Creator? I am worried because, if I miss my Salah, I won’t be beautiful in His eyes?” She started to make Wudhu, and all her make-up was washed away, but she didn’t care.

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The Muslim WOman and her Rabb


One of the most prominent distinguishing features of the Muslim woman is her deep faith in Allah (SWT), and her sincere conviction that whatever happens in this universe, and whatever fate befalls human beings, only happens through the will and decree of Allah (SWT); A person has no choice in this life but to strive towards the right path and to
do good deeds putting all her trust in Allah (SWT), submitting to His will, and believing that she is always in need of Allah's (SWT) help and support.

The story of H.Hajirah A.S offers the Muslim woman the most marvellous example of deep faith in Allah
(SWT) and sincere trust in Him. Ibrahim A.S left her at the Ka`bah in Makkah, above the well of Zamzam, at a time when there were no people and no water in the place. H.Hajirah A.S had no-one with her except her infant son Isma`il A.S.She asked Ibrahim A.S calmly and with no trace of panic: "Has Allah (SWT) commanded you to do this, O Ibrahim?" Ibrahim A.S Said, "Yes." Her response reflected her acceptance and optimism: "Then He is not going to abandon us." (Bukhari)

Here was an extremely difficult situation: a man left his wife and infant son in a barren land, where there were no plants, no water, and no people, and went back to the distant land of Palestine. He left nothing with her but a sack of dates and a skin filled with water. Were it not for the deep faith and trust in Allah (SWT) that filled her heart, she would not have been able to cope with such a difficult situation; she would have collapsed straight away, and would not have become the woman whose name is forever remembered night and day by those who perform Hajj and Umrah at the house of Allah (SWT), every time they drink the pure water of Zamzam, and run between the mounts of Safa' and Marwah, as H.Hajirah A.S did on that most trying day. This deep faith and awareness had an amazing effect on the lives of Muslim men and women: it awoke their consciences and reminded them that Allah (SWT) witnesses and knows every secret, and that He is with a person wherever they may be. 


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Hazrat Khadijah R.A


Fellow Muslims! Fear Allah as He should be feared. Fear of Allah is a reminder for His devoted servants and it is safety from His punishment. Dear sisters! Muslim woman attains prosperity by following the path of the best women who lived in the best generation and got nurtured in the house of Prophethood. They are women of high status and outstanding estimation. Allah praises them in the Qur’aan where He says,


“O wives of the Prophet! You are not like any other women. If you keep your duty (to Allah), then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner.” (Al-Ahzaab 33:32)

They are blessed and great women. Foremost among them is the intelligent and wise woman, Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid, the religious and noble woman. She grew up upon virtuous character and manners. She was chaste and gracious. She was known among Makkah womenfolk as ‘the pure woman’. The Messenger of Allah married her and she became an excellent wife for him. She supported him with her life, wealth and wisdom. During his sorrowful days, he would seek shelter with her and confide in her.

When the first revelation came to him he went to his wife frightened, and he said, “O Khadeejah, I fear for myself.” But Khadeejah R.A responded to his fear with a firm heart. She told him, “By Allah, Allah will not disgrace you.”

Islam started in her house and she was the first person to embrace it. Ibn al-Atheer said, “Khadeejah R.A was the first person to embrace Islam, according to the consensus of the Muslims. No man or woman ever embraced Islam before her.”


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Hazrat Fatimah R.A

Hazrat Fatimah R.A is most surely an inspiration to each one of us in many ways. From her life we can derive many key lessons. 

Firstly, she is the daughter of our beloved Rasullulah sallahu alaiyhi wassalam and has a very significant and high status. 

Nabi (saw) said to her whilst giving her glad tidings 

Hazrat Fatima RA

It is a bounteous honour that you will the queen of the ladies of Jannah 

Her way of life, her actions and deeds prove this to us. Let us focus on her approach to hayah (modesty) from which we can learn much. 

After the demise of her father, Rasullulah sallahu alaiyhi wassalam, Fatimah R.A did not smile. Until one incident which took place sometime before her death. She came to Asma binte Umais R.A the wife of Abu bakar R.A and told her that the time has come; I will be leaving this world soon. She was worried that during her Janazah some of her organs may be exposed as she had observed some janazahs of women previously in which their bodies were not completely covered. She asked Asma R.A to ensure that her body is fully covered at the time of her burial. Asma R.A broke some branches of a tree and made them into a cot and took some cloth with which she covered it and told Fatimah R.A that she had observed this practice in Abyssinia. In the 6 months, since the demise of her father Muhammad sallahu alaiyhi wassalam,this was the first time that Fatimah R.A smiled. She then confirmed with Asma R.A that she should give her ghusl. 

SubhanAllah - what an inspiration to us all. This is a small account from the plentiful life of Fatimah R.A, from this we learn of her piety and the importance of haya, modesty. In her life, Fatimah R.A observed utmost haya but her concern for haya when she died shows the importance of it. It is very important how we present ourselves and the way we observe modesty. Remember, modesty is not only the appearance but modesty of our eyes; our voice and our speech are all significant and can be seen in Fatimah R.A’s character. 

May Allah give us the true understanding of bringing this great quality into our lives.


Easy Deeds



2  Phrases Loved By Allah SWT

2 Phrases loved by Allah


6 Steps to Recite the Quran

It has been said that everything has a beloved & that the month of Ramadan has a beloved, too: The Glorious Qur’an.
So, for the duration of this month, Muslims worldwide honour Ramadan’s beloved and aspire to complete the recitation of the Qur’an.
In this article you’ll learn how you too can work towards achieving this noble goal, Insha’Allah. 

Step 1: Establishing An Intention
Our beloved Messenger (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) taught us – through his words & actions – the importance of one’s intent or purpose. Establishing one’s intention is an effective catalyst for implementation. Once your intention has been established, remember to renew it often. Whilst reciting and even upon completion of the Qur’an, recall your intention and renew it, thus ensuring that it is constantly purified & you are seeking His Divine Acceptance, Insha’Allah.

Step 2: Don’t Be Overwhelmed
For some, as much as they aspire to complete the recitation of the Qur’an during Ramadan, they are overwhelmed by the number of pages or the length of some Surahs. Remove ‘I can’t’ from your vocabulary and eliminate negative thinking, for the believer puts their trust in Allah, matched by striving with their actions. Remind yourself that you are (if Allah wills) fully capable of achieving your Qur’anic aspirations, whether it be completing Qur’an 1 or 5 times. This second point is key. Put your heart into this accomplishment & reap the rewards throughout, Insha’Allah.

Step 3: Plan Ahead
Prior to commencing with your recitation it’s important to plan around your routine and block out time for your Qur’an goal e.g. your work hours, rest hours & any other commitments which you may have. Structure a realistic plan of how to complete the recitation of Qur’an within the month by dividing each Juzz up per day. Draw up this personal plan, review it constantly, and put it into action!
As you put your plan to paper, consider past Ramadaans and; ask yourself if there have been instances where you were unable to complete Qur’anic recitation. Reflect over why and how this occurred. Is there a different mechanism that you could put into place? How could you enhance your daily Qur’an routine if these distractions were dealt with?
Take the first opportunity that comes, to begin your Qur’anic quest. So when the moon is sighted & the announcement has been made for the 1st Salaatul-Taraweeh, begin in earnest, with Surah Al-Fatiha, Surah Al-Baqarah etc.

Step 4: Find Qur’an Buddies And Compete In Good
Develop close bonds with sisters who are known for their attachment to the Qur’an. They’ll be your spiritual friends. Engage a Qur’an Buddy in your noble Qur’an productivity goals. Request that they remind you to fulfil your goals and spiritual aspirations so they can help you in times of slacking.
In life, we compete with many materialistic goals and race with one another, but what about following the footsteps of the best of generations that had come before us in a competition this Ramadan? In striving and competing with our friends and colleagues towards our noble goals, in a good-natured way, we can motivate ourselves to finish our Qur’an goal.
One of the common aspects which deter a Muslim from completing this task is excessive communication. Often, many of us spend too much unnecessary time surfing the net, chatting, texting, etc…. Reduce this even by a third and you will see, feel and witness the blessings in your time, Insha’Allah.

Step 5: Remain Steadfast And Consistent
The key to any success is consistency. Once you’ve mapped your plan, stick to it. Remind yourself of the greatness of this month, of the opportunities that it provides for your spiritual growth and your relationship with the Qur’an. Don’t be willing to compromise it in this month.

Step 6: Make Du’aa To Allah (Glorified And Exalted Is He)
Nothing can be achieved without the aid and guidance of Allah (glorified and exalted is He). When making your intention to complete your recitation of the Qur’an, supplicate to Allah (glorified and exalted is He) to ease this noble pathway and to crown your efforts with success, Insha’Allah.

These are the 6 ways I wanted to share with you on starting and completing your journey through recitation of the Qur’an this Ramadan. Indeed, Allah (glorified and exalted is He) says in Surah Al-Baqarah: “This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah.’’ In the hours of the days and nights of this sacred month, may the Qur’an be your companion of light and guidance, resonating through your words, actions and life mission. May your relationship with the Qur’an be strengthened, enriched & enlivened with the profound wisdom and divine message from Allah (glorified and exalted is He)  

Make Up For Missed Deeds

It is reported in Tabrani that if for some reason a person misses his normal recitation of the day, or misses some particular forms of dhikr that are part of his daily routine, he will still be rewarded for it if he recites the following three verses of Surah Room:

Missed Deeds 1

30:17 So glorify Allah, when you enter the evening, and when you enter the morning. 


Missed Deeds 2

30:18 And His is all the praise in the heavens and the earth; and when the day begins to decline and at noon.


Missed Deeds 3

30:19 He brings out the living from the dead, and brings out the dead from the living. And He revives the earth after its death. And thus shall you be brought out.