Eid – Meaning: Eid is derived from the root word of `Aada meaning returned. We all know that we return to Eid periodically. It is also said to have been derived from ‘Aadah meaning a custom or a practice. The reason being is that people customary celebrate it.
“It is called Eid because it returns every year with renewed happiness.” Ibn al-Arabi.
Zakat al Fitr: In Islam worship is divided in two categories – the spiritual aspect and the financial aspect of worship. The purity of spirit as well as our possessions is essential. Shahadah, Salah and Sawm are part of the spiritual worship whereas Zakah is part of the worship that involves are wealth. Hajj is a combination of both kinds of worship.
Zakat ul-fitr means “the purifying charity of breaking the Continue Reading…
Eid-ul-Fitr (Id al-Fitr) is linked with the Holy month of Ramadan. It signifies the end of the month of fasting (the first day of the month of Shawwal). Eid-ul-Fitr is a unique festival. It has no connection with any historical event nor is it related to the changes of seasons or cycles of agriculture. It is not a festival related in any way to worldly affairs. Its significance is purely spiritual. It is the day when the Muslims thank Allah (SWT) for having given them the will, the strength and the endurance to observe fast and obey His commandment during the holy month of Ramadan. This day, in Muslim world, brings rejoicing and happiness. The rejoicing is not, however, at the departure of the month of Ramadan; it is the happiness which man feels after successfully completing an important task. It is celebrated for three days in a holiday called Eid-ul-Fitr (the Feast of Fast Breaking). Gifts are exchanged. Friends and Continue Reading…
Rafael Nadal was walking along 59th Street by Central Park last week, talking on his cellphone, when he spotted the gangly figure of Justin Gimelstob, the retired tennis player, puffing and panting while jogging by him. Nadal pulled down the phone for a moment and asked, “How many miles are you up to?”
A week earlier, at a tournament in Cincinnati, the topic was the same.Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych and Gimelstob bantered back and forth about times, miles and rules. How fast must he go? Will he have enough time to train? Is there even the slightest chance he can do it?
As the United States Open gets under way, there are the usual questions about who will win the event, who will have the most intriguing outfit and which celebrities will attend.
But another subplot is percolating. Roddick has wagered his good friend Gimelstob $10,000 that he will not be able to complete the Continue Reading…
Laptops today are becoming very necessary due to the highly mobile world. Many people today are seeking for information everywhere and every time when they are in business time or what other times. When buying laptops, many choices exist. This is due to the increasing number od producers. Also each producer provides the market with many specifications for laptops from the physical sense or the storage and processing capabilities sense.
Below are presented useful tips that help when choosing laptops:
1. Processor speed: the processor is the brain of any computing or decision making device. In our case, it is the laptop. When choosing a laptop, one must consider the speed of the laptop. The more the processor speed, the faster the execution of the applications and the programs that will run Continue Reading…
Aslaam Noon sits cross-legged on the ground in the scorching Sindhi sun. He raises his hands to the sky and cries out for God, and then he gently leans over and kisses the small mound of dirt in front of him. Buried underneath is the body of his eight-year-old son.
Noon is overcome with grief and suddenly slumps over, unconscious. His male family and friends from the village surround him.
“Become conscious,” they say as they splash water on his sun-weathered face.
As Aslaam Noon’s eyes open, another cry bursts out from a relative sitting a few feet behind him.
Tasleem Noon is facing a different direction. He is crying over two more mounds of dirt. The dirt conceals the bodies of his young son and daughter.
“An injustice has been done to me,” he cries. “I never though this Continue Reading…
It’s that time of year again when the wheeling-and-dealing of football coaches and clubs reaches a climax, as each bid to capture their desired player before the European transfer window – gateway to the most lucrative leagues in global soccer – slams shut.
As the clock ticks down to midnight of 31 August (or the slightly earlier time of 1700 GMT in Britain), contracts are feverishly written up and signed, medicals completed and agents assuaged in order for the teams’ top transfer targets to be captured.
Many moves have happened in the last few weeks – striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has switched from Barcelona to AC Milan (albeit on loan), Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano has moved from Liverpool to Barcelona while James Milner completed his transfer from Aston Villa to Manchester City – but question marks remain over the movements of some other Continue Reading…