• Sep
  • 15
  • 2009

Is it better for woman to pray Eid in the masjid or stay home?

Question:
I know that it is better for women to pray at home, but my question has to do with the Eid prayer. Is it better for women to go out to the Eid prayer or to stay at home?.

Answer:

It is better for women to go out to the Eid prayer. This was enjoined by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

Al-Bukhaari (324) and Muslim (890) narrated that Umm ‘Atiyyah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded us to bring them (women) out on (Eid) al-Fitr and (Eid) al-Adha, and to bring out adolescent girls, menstruating women and virgins, but the menstruating women were to stay away from the prayer, but were to witness goodness and the gathering of the Muslims. I said: “O Messenger of Allaah, what if one of us does not have a jilbaab?” He said: “Let her sister lend her a jilbab.”


  • Sep
  • 15
  • 2009

Mistakes made on Eid

Question:
What are the mistakes and wrong actions that the Muslims are warned against on the two Eids? We see some actions which we denounce such as visiting graves after the Eid prayer and staying up to worship on the night of Eid….

Answer:

As Eid is approaching, we would like to point out some things that some people do out of ignorance of the laws of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). These include the following:

1 – The belief of some that it is prescribed to spend the night of Eid in worship.

Some people believe that it is prescribed to spend the night of Eid in worship. This is a kind of innovation (bid’ah) that is not proven from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Rather it was narrated in a da’eef (weak) hadeeth which says, “Whoever stays up on the night of Eid, his heart will not die on the day when hearts die.” This hadeeth is not saheeh. It was narrated via two isnaads, one of which is mawdoo’ (fabricated) and the other is da’eef jiddan (very weak). See Silsilat al-Ahaadeeth al-Da’eefah wa’l-Mawdoo’ah by al-Albaani, 520, 521.

It is not prescribed to single out the night of Eid to pray qiyaam to the exclusion of all other nights, unlike the one whose habit it is to pray qiyaam, in which case there is nothing wrong with him praying qiyaam on the night of Eid.

2 – Visiting graves on the two Eid days.

This is contrary to the purpose of Eid which is to express joy and happiness, and it goes against the teaching of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and the actions of the salaf. It comes under the general meaning of the Prophet’s prohibition on visiting graves on a specific day and making that like a festival, as the scholars stated.

See Ahkaam al-Janaa’iz wa Bida’uha by al-Albaani, p. 219, 258.

3 – Forsaking the jamaa’ah and sleeping late and missing the prayer.

Unfortunately you see some of the Muslims missing the prayer and forsaking the jamaa’ah. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The covenant that stands between us and them is the prayer; whoever forsakes it is a kaafir.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2621; al-Nasaa’i, 463; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

And he said: “The most burdensome prayers for the hypocrites are the ‘Isha’ and Fajr prayers. If they knew (what goodness) there is in them, they would come to them even if they had to crawl. I had thought of ordering the call to prayer to be given, then I would tell a man to lead the people in prayer, then I would go, taking some men with me carrying bundles of wood, to people who do not attend the prayer, and would burn their houses down around them.” Narrated by Muslim, 651.


  • Sep
  • 13
  • 2009

Ghee Rice-Nasi Minyak

Ghee Rice-Nasi Minyak

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Categories: Recipes for the Muslim Family, Rice
  • Sep
  • 12
  • 2009

Simple Tomato Soup

Simple Tomato Soup

Tomato soup


  • Sep
  • 05
  • 2009

White Chocolate Mud cake

White Chocolate Mud cake

Mud1 Mud2


  • Sep
  • 03
  • 2009

Black Forest Trifle

Black Forest Trifle

Trifle


  • Aug
  • 18
  • 2009

Marrwa’s Rendang Inspired Beef!

Marrwa's Rendang Inspired Beef!

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Categories: Beef, Recipes for the Muslim Family
  • Aug
  • 03
  • 2009

Black Pepper Chicken in Dark Soy Sauce

Black Pepper Chicken in Dark Soy Sauce

Ayam Masak Kicap

Ayam Masak Kicap




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Categories: Chicken, Recipes for the Muslim Family
  • Jul
  • 29
  • 2009

tiramisu ‘wedding’ cake

A close family member wedded on the 24th of July2009. So the night before the special day, my sister and I stayed up making these tiramisu shot glasses aka the ‘wedding’ cake. It was topped with an edible  ‘thank you’ chocolate that I purchased from Cake Deco for $2.  Check them out as they are Australia’s largest baking retailer.

Making the chocolate moulds would have to be the trickiest part. That took a few hours alone. I had to pour in the dark chocolate first and refrigerate then pour the white chocolate mixture on top. You need super steady hands or else you won’t be able to read the message. But the end result is so worth the effort put in, especially when the bride-to-be is someone very special to my heart. Try out the recipe below. They really do look impressive and elegant for any kind of event you’re hosting.


RECIPE FOR TIRAMISU

Makes: 6 dessert glasses
Prep time: 20mins
Chill time: at least 6 hours

Ingredients

250g Sponge Fingers (Lady Fingers)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder, for dressing

For the cream mixture
1.5 tsp of boiled water mix with 1 tbsp of coffee
3 tbsp caster Sugar
250g mascarpone cheese
250ml thickened cream, whipped

For dipping the biscuits
1.5 tsp of boiled water mix with 1 tbsp of coffee
1 cup Milk


Method

1. To make the mascarpone cream mixture, beat sugar, mascarpone and cream with an electric beater. Once thickened, add the coffee flavouring and give it a final beat to coat evenly.

2. Dip the biscuits into the coffee milk mixture and lay it out on the tray. Put a dollop of cream mixture right into the bottom of each glass, then cut the biscuits so they fit inside. Put a layer of cream ontop and repeat this process 3 times for all 6 glasses.

3. Sieve through the cocoa powder as final dressing. Clean around the rim of the glass, glad wrap it and refrigerate overnight. Best eaten the day after.


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  • Jul
  • 18
  • 2009

Indian Malaysian style Dhal Lentil

Indian Malaysian style Dhal Lentil

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Categories: *Misc, Recipes for the Muslim Family

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