Islamic Online University

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I just discovered  beautiful Islamic courses online and its free.
Its offered by Islamic Online University by doctor Bilal Philips .
There are many courses offered .All you have to do is to register and log in to a class .
Each course is very organized and easy to study .It divided into several moduls .After each Module you complete a test .The course is combined with text ,video and audio material .And even more ,you will receive a Certificate after each course, signed by doctor Bilal Philips
Please check it out and spread the word ...
This is a link for the courses

These are some of courses offered

Crochet Contest

assalamu aleikum
Does anyone likes doing crochet?
This is a great opportunity to show your skills !!!!!!!

Show off your creativity !!!
Lion Brand Yarn Company is sponsoring a yarn contest at Michaels stores. The grand prize is $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip for two to Los Angeles to meet Vanna White. The contest ends on February 1, 2010.
This is a terrific opportunity for yarn enthusiasts to showcase their creations and win some wonderful prizes!
Click on the link to read more and to register
I think I might be participating :) why not ?

waaleikum salam

Fruit Plant Species Mentioned in the Holy Qura’n and Ahadith

In Islam diseases are cured in two ways, first the cure of soul through prayers and second the cure
through medicines. The Holy Quran  says: And the earth He has put down (laid) for the creatures. Theirin are fruits, date palms producing sheathed fruit-stalks (enclosing dates). And also corn, with (its) leaves and stalks for fodder and sweet-scented plants. Then which of the blessings of your lord will you both (jinn and men) deny? 

Our Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alayhi Wassallam) used certain herbs and recommended various medicinal plants for cure of common diseases. The Prophet (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) frequently commented upon the nature and value of various foods and spices. These comments were noted by his wives and companions (Radiallaho Anhum) and remain available to us today .


References from Ahadith
 Narrated Sahl bin Sad Al-Sadi (Radiyallahu Anhu):
Rasulullah (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) ate ripe
dates with water melon .

 Hazrat Abdullah Bin Abbas (Radiyallahu Anhu )
narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam)
said, “Water melon is diet as well as drink. It washes
and purifies the urinary bladder. It increases the
sexual power .

 Hazrat Aisha (Radiyallahu Anha) narrates that
Rasulullah (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) ate water
melon with fresh dates.


References from Holy Quran
C Sûrah 2. Al-Baqarah, Verse. # 61: And (remember)
when you said, “O Mûsâ (Moses)! We can not
endure one kind of food. So invoke your Lord for us
to bring forth for us of what the earth grows, itsherbs, its cucumbers, its Fûm (wheat or garlic), its lentils and its onions.”

References from Ahadith
Narrated Abdullah bin Ja'far (Radiyallahu Anhu ): I
saw Allah's Apostle (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam)
eating fresh dates with cucumber [Bukhari, Muslim,
Tirmizi, Ibne Maja .

 Abdullah bin Ja'far (Radiyallahu Anhu ) reported: I
saw Allah's Messenger (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam)
eating cucumber with fresh dates .


References from Ahadith

Hazrat Talha bin Ubaid Ullah (R.A) narrated that
Rasullullah (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) said: This .
(Quince) makes the heart strengthen, makes the
breath pleasant and relieves (removes) the burden of
the chest .

C Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah (R.A) narrated that
Rasullullah (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) said, “Eat
the Quince (Safarjal) because it cure the heart attack
and relieves(removes) the burden of the chest”.

 Hazrat Anus bin Malik (R.A) narrated that
Rasullullah (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) said: the
burden of the heart is removed by eating of the

The Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) said,
"Eat quince, for it sweetens the heart. For Allah has
sent no prophet as His messenger without feeding
him on the quince of Paradise .

 Rasullullah (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) said, “Feed
your pregnant women on quince, for it cures the diseases of the heart and makes the babies handsome”


References from Ahadith

Hazrat Abu huraira (R.A.) narrated that Rasullullah
(Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) said “Eat the olive oil
and massage it over your bodies since it is a holy
(mubarak) tree.”

 Hazrat Alqama Bin Amir (R.A) narrates that Prophet
(Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) said, “There is olive oil
for you, eat it, massage over your body, since it is
effective in Heamorrhoids (Piles).”
. Hazrat Aqba Bin Amir (R.A) narrates that the Prophet
(Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) stated, “You have the
olive oil from this Holy (mubarak) tree, treat yourself
with this, since it cures the Anal fissure (Basoor).”.

Hazrath Abu Hurairah (R.A) narrates that the Prophet
(Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) stated, “Eat the olive oil
and apply it (locally), since there is cure for seventy
diseases in it, one of them is Leprosy.”
C Khalid Bin Saad (R.A.) narrates, “I came to Madinah
with Ghalib Bin Al Jabr. Ghalib became ill during the
journey. Ibn Abi Ateeq came to see him and told a
narration from Hazrat Aisha(R.A.) that the Prophet
(Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) told about the cure in
Kalonji. We crushed a few seeds of Kalonji and mixed
it with olive oil and dropped in both nostrils, after
which Ghalib became healthy.” .

 Hazrat Zaid Bin Arqam (R.A ) narrates, “ We have
been directed by the Prophet (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) that we should treat the Pleurisy with Qust-e-Behri (Qust Sheerin) and olive oil.”.


References From Ahdith

 Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (Radiyallahu Anhuma)
narrated that The Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam) said, "There is a tree among the trees
which is similar to a Muslim (in goodness). Its leaves
do not fall. What is that tree? The Prophet (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) himself said, “that is the date palm
Hazrat S’ad bin AbiWaqas (R.A) narrated that
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "He
who eats seven dates of Madina (Ajwa dates) every
morning, will not be affected by poison and magic on
the day he eats them." .

C Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbass (Radiyallahu Anhuma)
narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam) said, “The ‘Ajwah is from Paradise and it
is an antidote against poison. The Kamah (truffles) is
a type of Manna and its water (extract) cures the eye

C Abdullah ibn Jaafar radiyallahu anhu says, “I saw
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) eating
*Qith’a (cucumbers or snake cucumber) with fresh


References from Ahadith
Hazrat Anas bin Malik (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrated
that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said,
"There is not a pomegranate which does not have a
pip from one of the pomegranates of the Garden (of
Jannah) in it."
C Hazrat Ali bin Abi Talib (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrated
that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam) said,
"Pomegranate and its rind strengthen digestion

Cure of diseases through medicinal plants is always
a salient feature of Islamic teaching and preaching. Islamic
medicine started from Hazrat Adam (Alayhi Salam) and
was completed at Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam) but search and compiling of these medicines is
still continued through out the world [16]. The Holy
Quran is the eternal and everlasting basis of Islam. It
cotains signs and verses which have been leading people
of different ages and of different academics and
intellectual background to believe in Islam. The Holy
Quran from the very start has a claim that it covers every
aspect of life and is full of wisdom. It speaks “We have
neglected nothing in the Book”

Cooking with Pressure cooker !!!Awsome!!!

assalamu aleikum
Something I want to share about cooking .
I love to make healthy food ,less fried food ,and less oily food .I like to use a lot of vegetables when cooking .
There is some very helpful thing  I recently discovered. And its a Pressure cooker  .
Well, I found it at home .It was a wedding gift and I never knew how to use it ,until after I did some research and was really amazed how simple it is to use and how healthy your meals would be.The meals that would take normally to cook an
 hour would take only 20-30 min in pressure cooker .Plus you don't have to run and check your food all the time.I guess its very helpful when you are busy with kids or other staff .

Its also very inexpensive .
The one I have is very simple pressure cooker,that looks like this
You can find it in target store  for only $32.99

There is a very simple recipe I found online
.I made this yesterday for dinner .It was very delicious and so simple to make .
It is a chicken with potatoes ,red bell peppers ,tomatoes and coriander
The recipe is by  Suzanne Gibbs


click on the link ,its a youtube video .I cannot upload it here for some reason,but I really like that recipe

 Also ,I would recommend to get a Pressure Cooker book .It gives good tips and recipes ..
I'm planning to order one .
Here the books that I found on

This one is from Barnes and Noble

 Please share your experience and recipes ,it would be really nice to hear from you ...

waaleikum salam

The Way to Paradise is Very Hard

Dr. `Umar Al-Ashqar
The Final Day – Paradise and Hell In the Light of the Quran and Sunnah

Paradise is very high, and ascending to lofty places takes a great deal of effort. The way to Paradise is filled with things that go against human wishes and inclinations. This needs strong determination and willpower. In a hadith narrated by Bukhari and Muslim from Abu Hurayrah, the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, said:

"Hell has been veiled with desires, and Paradise has been veiled with hardships."

The version recorded by Muslim says "surrounded" instead of "veiled." [Jami al-Usul, 10/521, no. 8069]
An-Nisa’i, Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud report from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam said:

"When Allah created Paradise, He told Jibril, ‘Go and look at it.’ So he went and looked at it, then he came back and said: ‘By Your Glory, no one will hear of it but he will enter it." So He surrounded it with hardships and siad, ‘Go and look at it.’ So he went and looked at it, then came back and said: ‘By Your Glory, I fear that noone will enter it." [Jami al-usul, 10/520, no. 8068. Tirmidhi said: It is a gharib sahih hasan hadith]

An-Nawawi commented on the first hadith:

"This is an example of the beautiful, eloquent and concise speech of which the Prophet, sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam, was capable, in which he gives a beautiful analogy. It means that nothing will help you to reach Paradise except going through hardships, and nothing will lead you to Hell but whims and desires. Both are veiled as described, and whoever tears down the veil will reach what was hidden behind it. The veil of Paradise is torn down by going through hardships, and the veil of Hell is torn down by giving in to whims and desires. Hardship includes striving consistently and patiently in worship, restraining one’s anger, forgiving, being patient, giving in charity, being kind to those who mistreat you, resisting physical desires, etc." [Sharh an-Nawawi `ala Muslim, 17/165]
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