HMA Certified Halal Turkey to Hit Grocery Stores this Week

turkey_big1-208x300It’s been a long time coming! Mina Halal is now offering zabihah by hand, whole halal turkey through large grocery retailers like Walmart, Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, No Frills, Sobey’s, Metro, Food Basics, Longos, FreshCo, Adonis and T&T at select locations throughout Ontario.



Qurbani Udhiyah | What is it? Why Should You Offer It?

MakkahAlḥamdulillāh, the blessed Hajj season and ‘Īd al-Aḍḥa are quickly approaching. Remember the story of Prophet Ibrahim ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him)? His willingness to sacrifice something so dear to him—his son—for Allāh subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) is a great example all of us:

Even though he loved his son more than anything in the world, Prophet Ibrahim 'alayhi'l-salām (peace be upon him) knew he must obey the command of Allāh—and his righteous son agreed. So the father and son resolved to carry out Allāh’s will. But, Allāh, the Most-Merciful, seeing their willingness, replaced Ismail with a ram, which was sacrificed instead.

The Udhiyah/Qurbani season provides us with the opportunity to follow Prophet Ibrahim’s example …
… to show our willingness to give … 

Give Udhiyah/Qurbani to those in need!

But what is Udhiyah/Qurbani all about? Well, the word Qurbani is an Urdu and Farsi word derived from the Arabic Qurban, which means an act performed to seek Allāh’s pleasure. It and Udhiyah are used in reference to the sacrifice of an an’aam animal (camel, cattle, sheep, goat), made in the name of Allāh, to serve as charity. And in commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim’s story, Muslims sacrifice an animal at the end of Hajj season, on ‘Īd al-Aḍḥa, and share the meat with the needy.

Islamic Relief’s annual Udhiyah/Qurbani program can help you fulfill that tradition and bring joy to those who receive a share of the meat. In fact, for many impoverished families, Udhiyah/Qurbani gifts from IRUSA donors like you provide the only meat they get all year long. (Here’s more information.)

And, beyond that, giving charity like this inshā’Allāh increases your hasanat (good deeds) with Allāh:

“… It is neither the meat nor the blood [of the sacrificed animal] that reaches Allāh (swt), but the piety from you that reaches Him.” [The Holy Qur’an, Surah Al-Haj, 37).

So, please, remember the importance of this season and of your Udhiyah/Qurbani donation.
Show you care by giving your share.

Here is how you can give through IRUSA in 2013:

$100 or less
$120 to $199
$200 or more
India: $65 Bangladesh: $120 Palestine*: $210
Niger: $75 Pakistan: $130 Syria*: $210
Zimbabwe: $75 Sudan: $140 Afghanistan: $225
Chad: $80 USA: $150 Jordan: $240
Malawi: $80 Bosnia**: $160 China: $255
Kenya: $99 Haiti: $170 Lebanon: $265
Mali: $100 Chechnya: $175 Egypt: $335
Kosova**: $175
South Africa: $195
Yemen: $199


PLEASE NOTE: An * indicates that the Udhiyah/Qurbani in that country will be delivered as a canned item. An ** indicates that the Udhiyah/Qurbani in that country will be delivered as a frozen item. Also, a portion of all Udhiyah/Qurbani purchases for Jordan and Lebanon will go to help Syrian refugees in need. Finally, in rare cases where donations exceed what is needed or where local conditions prevent program implementation, Islamic Relief will redirect the funds to help provide Udhiyah/Qurbani meat in another location(s) as needed.

Words Of Wisdom of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is an inspiration to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Here are some sayings of the Prophet Muhammed (Hadith)  that help us understand his inspirational character…

  • “A Muslim who plants a tree or sows a field, from which man, birds and animals can eat, is committing an act of charity.” (Muslim)
  • “There is a polish for everything that takes away rust; and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of Allah.” (Bukhari)
  • “What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured.” (Bukhari)
  • “The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self.” (Bukhari)
  • “If you put your whole trust in Allah, as you ought, He most certainly will satisfy your needs, as He satisfies those of the birds. They come out hungry in the morning, but return full to their nests.” (Tirmidhi)
  • “Allah will not give mercy to anyone, except those who give mercy to other creatures.” (Abdullah b. Amr: Abu Dawud & Tirmidhi)
  • “Say what is true, although it may be bitter and displeasing to people.” (Baihaqi)
  • “Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith.” (Muslim)
  • “When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, look to those, who have been given less.” (Muslim)
  • “If you do not feel ashamed of anything, then you can do whatever you like.” (Abu-Masud: Bukhari)
  • “It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad; and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; but silence is better than idle words.” (Bukhari)
  • “Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.” (Muslim)
  • “Whoever is kind, Allah will be kind to him; therefore be kind to man on the earth. He who is in heaven will show mercy on you.” (Abu Dawud: Tirmidhi)
  • “It is difficult for a man laden with riches to climb the steep path, that leads to bliss.” (Muslim)
  • “The best of you are those who are best to the women.” (Tirmidhi)
  • “Whoever loveth to meet God, God loveth to meet him” (Bukhari)
  • “Once a man, who was passing through a road, found a branch of a tree with thorns obstructing it. The man removed the thorns from the way. Allah thanked him and forgave his sins.” (Bukhari)
  • “Who are the learned? Those who practice what they know.” (Bukhari)
  • “Allah has revealed to me, that you must be humble. No one should boast over one another, and no one should oppress another.” (Iyad b. Hinar al-Mujashi: Muslim)
  • “A true Muslim is thankful to Allah in prosperity, and resigned to His will in adversity.” (Muslim)
  • “A Muslim who meets with others and shares their burdens is better than one who lives a life of seclusion and contemplation.” (Muslim)
  • “Serve Allah, as you would if you could see Him; although you cannot see Him, He can see you.” (Umar: Muslim)
  • “Allah does not look at your appearance or your possessions; but He looks at your heart and your deeds.” (Abu Huraira: Muslim)
  • “The best richness is the richness of the soul.” (Bukhari)
  • “Keep yourselves far from envy; because it eats up and takes away good actions, like a fire eats up and burns wood.” (Abu Dawud)
  • “Much silence and a good disposition, there are no two things better than these.” (Bukhari)
  • “Verily, Allah is mild and is fond of mildness, and He gives to the mild what He does not give to the harsh.” (Muslim)
  • “Once the Prophet was asked: “Tell us, which action is dearest to Allah?” He answered: “To say your prayer at its proper time.” Again he was asked: “What comes next?” Mohammad said: “To show kindness to parents.” “Then what?” he was asked, “To strive for the cause of Allah!” (Ibn Masad: Bukhari)
  • “When two persons are together, two of them must not whisper to each other, without letting the third hear; because it would hurt him.” (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • “Verily, it is one of the respects to Allah to honor an old man.” (Bukhari)
  • “I command you to treat women kindly…” (Bukhari)
  • “All Muslims are like a foundation, each strengthening the other; in such a way they do support each other.” (Abu Musa: Bukhari & Muslim)
  • “Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.” (Bukhari)
  • “You will not enter paradise until you have faith; and you will not complete your faith till you love one another.” (Muslim)
  • “He, who wishes to enter paradise at the best gate, must please his father and mother.” (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • “I am leaving two things among you, and if you cling to them firmly you will never go astray; one is the Book of Allah and the other is my way of life.” (Last Sermon on the Mount)
  • “Allah is One and likes Unity.” (Muslim)
  • “The best of alms is that, which the right hand gives and the left hand knows not of.” (Bukhari)
  • “The perfect Muslim is not a perfect Muslim, who eats till he is full and leaves his neighbors hungry.” (Ibn Abbas: Baihaqi)
  • “He is not of us who is not affectionate to the little ones, and does not respect the old; and he is not of us, who does not order which is lawful, and prohibits that which is unlawful.” (Ibn Abbas: Tirmidhi)
  • “No man is a true believer unless he desires for his brother that, what he desires for himself.” (Abu Hamza Anas: Bukhari & Muslim)
  • “To strive for the cause of Allah from daybreak to noon and sunset is better than the goods and enjoyment of the whole worldly life.” (Bukhari)
  • “Be not like the hypocrite who, when he talks, tells lies; when he gives a promise, he breaks it; and when he is trusted, he proves dishonest.” (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • “The proof of a Muslim’s sincerity is, that he pays no heed to that, which is not his business.” (Abu Hureira: Tirmidhi)
  • “Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind.” (Muslims & Bukhari)
  • “Conduct yourself in this world, as if you are here to stay forever; prepare for eternity as if you have to die tomorrow.” (Bukhari)
  • “The human being does not fill up any vessel worse than his stomach.” (Tirmidhi)
  • “The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveler, who takes a rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.” (Tirmidhi)
  • “Women are the twin halves of men.” (Tirmidhi)
  • “A father gives his child nothing better than a good education.” (Tirmidhi)
  • “The strong person is not the one who can wrestle someone else down. The strong person is the one who can control himself when he is angry.” (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • “The seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim.” (Tirmidhi)

Let us know in the comments section below which is your favourite saying of Prophet Muhammad  – Peace be upon him and all the Prophets.

The 99 Names of Allah

Benifits of reading #Surah Kahf on #Jummah

Surah-Al-KahfFrom Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri, who said: “Whoever reads Surah al-Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).”(Narrated by al-Daarimi, 3407. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami, 6471)

“Whoever reads Surah al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.”
(Narrated by al-Haakim, 2/399; al-Bayhaqi, 3/249. Ibn Hajar said in Takhreej al-Adhkaar that this is a hasan hadeeth, and he said, this is the strongest report that has been narrated concerning reading Surah al-Kahf. See: Fayd al-Qadeer, 6/198. It was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 6470)

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever reads Surah al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, a light will shine for him from beneath his feet to the clouds of the sky, which will shine for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will be forgiven (his sins) between the two Fridays.'”

Al-Mundhiri said, this was narrated by Abu Bakr ibn Mardawayh in his Tafseer, with an isnaad with which there was nothing wrong.
(al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, 1/298)

The surah may be read during the night or the day of Jumu’ah. The night of Jumu’ah starts from sunset on Thursday, and the day of Jumu’ah ends at sunset. Therefore the time for reading this surah extends from sunset on Thursday to sunset on Friday.

Al-Mannaawi said:
Al-Haafiz ibn Hajar said in his Amaali: “In some reports it says ‘the day of Jumu’ah’ and in some reports it says ‘the night of Jumu’ah’. They may be reconciled by saying that what is meant is the day which includes the night and vice versa.” (Fayd al-Qadeer, 6/199)

May Allah forgive all our sins.

الله أعلم
Allah knows best!

#Jummah #Mubarak don’t forget to #read #Surah Kahf #sunnah #quran #tgif #tgij #friday

Palindrome Miracle in Quran – Nouman Ali Khan

Lā ʾilāha ʾillallāh, Muḥammad rasūlu-llāh لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad (PBUH) is the messenger of Allah.
This oath is the first pillar of Islam

Salah (صلاة‎)

is the practice of formal prayer in Islam. Its supreme importance for Muslims is indicated by its status as the second of the Five Pillars of Islam.

Zakāt (زكاة‎)

is the giving of a fixed portion of one's wealth to charity, generally to the poor and needy. It is the fourth of the Five Pillars of Islam.


Hajj (حج‎)

is the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the largest pilgrimage in the world, and is the fifth pillar of Islam. A religious duty that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so.

Sawm (صوم‎)

is an Arabic word for fasting. Meaning to abstain from eating, drinking, having sex and anything against Islamic law from dawn till dusk. The observance of Sawm during the holy month of Ramadan is the third of the Five Pillars of Islam.

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