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Sunday, May 09, 2004

For what it's worth, the happy head-scarf crew (me, Aniraz, Chai, Maryam #4, Amber, Zainab & Iman) has decided to validate it's weekly 'pig out @ abez/aniraz's house & then lay on the carpet moaning' by giving it an Islamic theme and calling it a Halaqa. So now we have a new tradition- Islamilicious Sundays! Here are some of our notes from this week's Halaqa.

Five things to remember about your brother or sister in Islam
(or in the house)

Protect them!:

The Prophet of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said:

"The Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hand other Muslims are safe and the Muhaajir (Migrator) is the one who distances himself from what Allah has prohibited." (Bukhari)

Love!

The Prophet of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said:

“By God Who owns my life, none of you can be completely faithful unless and until you like for your brother what you like for yourself.” -(Bukhari and Muslim)

Greet them!

...And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet [in reply] with something better than it or return it [in kind]. Verily, Allah is ever taking careful account of all things. An-Nisaa:86

The Prophet of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said:

“Verily the worthiest to Allah among people is the one who is first to greet them.” (Related by Abu Dawud)

Smile!

The Prophet of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said:

From Abi Dharr: The Prophet (sas) said to me: "Do not underestimate anything among the good deeds, even if it is only to meet your brother with a friendly face."

Make Peace!

The Prophet of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said:

"It is not lawful for anyone to turn away from his brother beyond three days turning away from each other whenever they meet. The best of them is the one who restarts the greeting."

And now dear Blogistanis, I expect you all to have memorized all five of these hadith (plus the one ayah from the Qur'an) by next Sunday. Fajitas and peach pie will be served on the living room floor. Until next week, be excellent to each other.

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