Rasulullāh SallAllāhu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam has stated: “Relief accompanies difficulties.” [Al-Arbaoon Lin-Nawawi] It is the way of Allāh – based on His infinite wisdom – to have mankind pass through stages in their lives. In general, people go through good times and they go through hard times. Naturally, it is when they go through hard times that they face the most psychological stress.
Amateur footage has emerged capturing a powerful flash flood, which swept up two vehicles in the US state of Nevada. Eyewitness Doug Bennett said he was about 30 miles north of Las Vegas on Monday afternoon when water started flowing over the US route 95 highway. Bennett said a Ford Sedan and a Toyota Prius were stranded in muddy floodwaters when a wall of water drew near.
A spokesman for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees could not contain his grief on Wednesday after appearing on Al Jazeera Arabic to discuss the shelling of a UN-run school earlier in the day. With the cameras rolling, UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness breaks down into tears after discussing the attack.
Hundreds of attacks send toll soaring, while Gaza’s only power station shuts down after being hit.
A thick column of black smoke was seen rising from the power station on Tuesday, mingling with other plumes sent into the air by Israeli shelling.
Gaza officials said the death toll from the invasion had now reached 1,178, with at least 100 killed since midnight on Tuesday. More than 6,800 Gazans had been injured. The AFP news agency reported that one air raid alone in northern Gaza had killed 10 people on Tuesday.
By: Omar Suleiman
The most obvious deed to continue is fasting because despite how long the days have been, fasting has become your second nature by now. So it’s no coincidence that we were encouraged by the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) to follow up a month of fasting in Ramadan with 6 days of fasting in Shawwal.
Now is the time to start fasting Mondays and Thursdays and the 13th, 14th, and 15th of every Islamic month. Your body is used to it and your soul craves it. But here’s something else I would add. Although we really can’t have Ramadan outside of Ramadan, which is why the fasts will feel different, we can try to duplicate the experience as much as possible. What makes Ramadan special ASIDE from fasting is the Taraweeh prayer, Quran recitation, community/family iftars, etc. Obviously the month of Ramadan also has virtues that are completely out of our control like Laylatul Qadr, the gates of paradise opened, the gates of hell shut, etc. But for the first set of things, we should try to create a similar experience. So here are my tips: