Ramadan ~ Sacred month of Fasting, Worship or Gluttony?

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!

Dear Ikhwanul Muslimin na wal Muslimat, Mukminin na wal Mukminat, especially those of you living here in Malaysia.

Would you agree with me that over the years, Ramadan here in Malaysia has slowly but surely been getting too commercialized! What with the trend of many in focusing more on trading food and other festive goods at the Ramadan bazaars?

Usually, it’s shop till you drop!

What a shame!

From my observance of such acts over the years, many of such Muslims here in Malaysia tend to prioritize their business efforts in this one month more than focusing on worshiping Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala as they should?

Such a trend could be attributed to the individual’s personality and character? Whether one is a practicing Muslim or just in name? Those who practice their faith would obviously know how to go about their acts of faith and know how to allocate the needed time for their worship of Allah and time to do their business?

But I have yet to come across any such Ramadan Bazaars that allocate some suitable prayer space for both the traders and the teeming crowds of people frequenting the various stalls to buy their iftar needs.

Ramadan is the exclusive month in which we as Muslims ought to intensify our acts of worship towards Allahu Ta’ala and get the special blessings provided which Allah promises to reward us with in the Hereafter absolving us of our sins and entering us into His Paradises yet here we are so busily engaged in gluttony and earthly commerce forgetting the bountiful rewards promised to those who are heedful of His Commandments.

The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam forbade us from overeating when we break our fast. His Sunnah @ Example when breaking fast was to eat a few dates and a drink of water.

After breaking his fast, the Blessed Messenger of Allah performed his Maghrib prayers in congregation. We are encouraged to observe and follow His Sunnah in all that we do but sadly, in these times and age, quite a number of Muslims tend to go overboard when breaking fast and eat like there’s no tomorrow.

I came across a photo that shows a man who gorged himself silly with food till he could only lie on his back with a huge bulging belly! Clearly this borders on Haram for definitely we will be unable to perform our ibadah if we end up like this!

May Allah protect us from such a state! Ameen.

Do not keep on eating just because others are doing so. They are ignorant of the prohibition by the Prophet not to do so. Please do not be foolish and stuff yourselves silly in congregation with them.

Ramadan is the month where all the evil Syaitan, Djinns and Iblis are chained and locked up in the Hellfire’s but the habits of some of us from amongst the Ummah tends to just continue what the Accursed enjoined and practiced.

So, who do these folks want to blame for their transgressions? The Devil and his accomplices are not around in the whole month of Ramadan. We have no one else to blame but our own self’s.

We need to observe the Do’s and Don’ts of Ramadan. I will share more with you in the next article. Insya Allah.

Ramadan Mubarak to each and every fasting Muslim from us at The Muslim Bloggers Alliance.

Wabillahi Tawfeek Wal Hidayah.

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Dates Vinegar ~ Sunnah Food that works wonders!

I attended a Halal Fest recently which was held at the Mines International Exhibition & Expo Centre. It is located near the famous Mines Resort, Seri Kembangan. Selangor.

There were all kinds of foodstuff and products being sold and among the booths that I stopped at was a stall that was promoting Sunnah foods. Sunnah means the example of the Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

The booth which attracted my attention was owned by MB Global Marketing and their brand name was nr`bashirah.

They were promoting Dates Vinegar, Manna and other food products which were among the diet of the Blessed Prophet.

The owner of the business is Haji Mohd Basri bin Ramli. He is also known as ‘Pak Ngah‘.

Haji Basri shared with me as to how he came to be involved with this business?

Haji Basri had been suffering from lethargy and sought a remedy for his constantly being tired and listless. A friend recommended him to take date vinegar as a daily supplement and Haji Basri followed his friend’s advice.

Within a few days after taking Dates Vinegar in his diet, Haji Basri soon discovered that he was no longer feeling as tired as he was before and an overall improvement in his health.

Amongst the benefits of taking Dates Vinegar are that it is good for relieving :

Dates Vinegar is also beneficial to women. It
The benefits of consuming Dates Vinegar are quite numerous and even Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam. A famous saying @ hadith attributed to Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam encouraging the consuming of vinegar is : ‘Jabir b. ‘Abdullah reported that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) asked his family for condiment. They (the members of his household) said: We have nothing with us but vinegar. He asked for it, he began to eat it, and then said: Vinegar is a good condiment, vinegar is a good condiment.’
The Dates Vinegar being sold by Haji Basri is in the form of ready to consume pre-mixed ‘Khall @ Dates Vinegar added with extracts of raisins, habbatus sauda and honey plus virgin coconut oil.
Another product which I have tested and found to be beneficial is ‘Khall Manna’. This is a mix of Dates Vinegar, honey and Arabic Gum ( Manna).
Those who would like to try out these beneficial food products can contact Haji Basri via :
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MB Global Marketing (IP0316583-U)

No 16 & 16A, Persiaran Dataran Iskandar 1,
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32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak

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May you benefit by taking such Sunnah foods. Insya Allah.

Bamboo Cannons of Kuala Kangsar, Perak Darul Ridzuan.

meriam buluh kuala kangsar

Click here to watch a video of this exciting annual event!

Amongst the peculiarities of life here in Malaysia, is the firing of bamboo cannons in rural areas up north of the Malaysian peninsular. One such place is the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar, State of Perak Darul Ridzuan.

Villagers line up their bamboo cannons along the banks of the Sungai Perak and fire their cannons simultaneously, resulting in a barrage alike in times of war!

Surely raises up one’s spirits and adds a unique exhilaration of moods during the nights of Ramadhan.

I hope to be able to witness this spectacle myself one of these days.

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