This man has been looking after the cats of Masjid Al Aqsa for 30 years.

Source: Al Yateema

His name is Ghassan Younis, but the people of Jerusalem call him “Abu Huraira”, which is Arabic for “Father of Kittens”.

Mr Younis has been caring for and feeding the cats surrounding Masjid Al Aqsa for over thirty years and has gained a reputation for his generosity. He has also been known for his kindness towards the local residents, in particular the children.

In an interview, he stated that he was inspired by the original Abu Huraira, otherwise known as Abdul Rahman Ibn Sakhir, the great companion of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. This companion had also developed a reputation for his fondness and kindness towards cats.

As Muslims, it is important to never belittle any good deed towards any of the creatures of Allah. This is in fact a virtuous actions as illustrated by the below narration.
[quote]The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “While a man was walking on a road. he became very thirsty. He came across a well, got down into it, drank (of its water) and then came out. Meanwhile he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of excessive thirst. The man said to himself, “This dog is suffering from the same state of thirst as I did.” So he went down the well (again) and filled his shoe (with water) and held it in his mouth and watered the dog. Allah thanked him for that deed and forgave him.” The people asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals?” He said, “(Yes) there is a reward for serving any animate (living being).” [Bukhari; Muslim][/quote]
It is no doubt an honour for Mr Younis to serve these kittens and even more so on a land that Allah has surely blessed.
[quote]“Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed,” Quran 17:1[/quote]

Stop cursing your children

Don’t Curse Children
Don’t curse your children or verbally insult them
Don’t demean them or humiliate them

Children have emotional needs, which if neglected, will no doubt result in defiant patterns of behaviour and an unsettled child. Love, warmth, mercy and companionship is what they must have. Its the basic role of parenting to fulfil these needs – whether through kisses, hugs, kind words and time spent together. Whenever the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) passed by children, he would greet them, put his hands on their heads and pick up the small ones in his arms.

Anas ibn Malik (RA) said,

I served the Prophet for ten years, I lived with him for ten years and not once did he rebuke me. Not once did he say the word ‘uff’. He never said to me why did you do this or why didn’t you do that.

The home was always meant to be a safe place, in which no harm is done. And when one thinks of harm, one mechanically thinks that as long as the child is not hit, then they are not being harmed, which is simply untrue. One of the definitions of “home” holds that it is the abiding place of affection. It is the place of nurture and development in which the foundations for the rest of one’s life are set.

No father or mother can pass on life-skills or a develop a strong moral personality without a strong bond. Harshness yields nothing. The home needs an atmosphere benevolence in order to induce warmth. Not a single person out there has a reason not to smile in the face of their child. The Prophet Muhammad lost his mother, father, grandfather, uncle, two wives and his sons, yet his most consistence practice was his smile. Start with a gift if you must.

Aisha (RA) said

Exchange presents with one another for it adds the bonds of affection among you.


The ten best times to make Duaa!

Want your Duaa to be accepted but not sure when to make it? These times will help you make sure you are making your supplication at the best time to ensure it will be answered.

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1. Last third of the night

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said:

In the last third of every night our Rabb (Allah (SWT)) descends to the lowermost heaven and says; “Who is calling Me, so that I may answer him? Who is asking Me so that may I grant him? Who is seeking forgiveness from Me so that I may forgive him?

[Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith Qudsi]

2. In your Sujood

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said:

The nearest a slave can be to his Lord is when he is prostrating, so invoke (supplicate) Allah (SWT)
much in it.

[Sahih Muslim]

3. Between the Adhan and Iqama

It was narrated that Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

Du’a is not rejected between the adhan and iqamah, so engage in du’a (supplication).

(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 212; Abu Dawood, 437; Ahmad, 12174).

4. At the end of obligatory prayer

Narrated Abu Omamah (RA): that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) was asked, O Messenger of Allah, which supplication is heard (by Allah (SWT), he said the end of the night and at the end of the obligatory Salat (prayer) [at-Tirmidhi]. This time is after saying ‘At-tahyat’ and before making Tasleem (finishing prayer)

5. When it’s raining

Narrated Sahel Ibn Sa’ad (RA): that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

Two will not be rejected, Supplication when the Adhan (call of prayer) is being called, and at the time of the rain.

[Al-Hakim 2: 114, and Abu Dawud #2540, ibn Majah]

6. While travelling
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said;

Three supplications will not be rejected (by Allah (SWT)), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and the supplication of the traveler.

[al-Bayhaqi, at-Tirmidhi – Sahih]

7. When breaking your fast
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

Three supplications will not be rejected (by Allah (SWT)), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and the supplication of the traveler.

[al-Bayhaqi, at-Tirmidhi – Sahih]

8. After sending blessings on the Prophet
Narrated Faddalah ibn Ubayd (RA): that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

When anyone of you makes du’a, let him start by glorifying his Lord and praising Him, then let him send blessings upon the Prophet (SAW), then let him pray for whatever he wants

[abu Dawud #1481, at-Tirmidhi #3477]

9. On the day of Arafah
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

The best supplication is the supplication on the day of Arafat.

[at-Tirmidhi and Malik]

10. When visitng the sick
Ali (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said:

When a Muslim visits his sick Muslim brother in the morning; seventy thousand angels make dua for his forgiveness till the evening. And when he visits him in the evening, seventy thousand angels make dua for his forgiveness till the morning, and he will be granted a garden for it in Jannah.

[at-Tirmidhi, abu Dawud]
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No Good Deed Goes Unrewarded

This is the true story of a man from Lebanon who decided to favour his mother over himself and was thus rewarded by Allah almost immediately. It truly is a reminder of Allah’s statement in the Quran “And whosoever is mindful of Allah, Allah will give him a way out. And provide for him from where he least expects” (65:3-4)[scrolling_box display=”category” format=”” category=”122″]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a documented liar. Why is Australia giving her a platform?

Let’s not be fooled, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a documented liar and she herself has admitted this.

After losing all credibility in the Netherlands, Ms Ali has made a career out of peddling herself as an intellectual authority on Islamic reformation throughout the Western world. Sure she is entitled to give her thoughts and opinions on the matter, but not when she has an endless history of being a serial liar and fraud.

The above video provides a referenced account of many of the severe lies she has said in the past that are enough to tarnish anyone’s credibility.

Not only are her lies used as the driving force aiding her fraudulent story against Islam, they are indeed dangerous. The US Southern Poverty Law Centre, a key player in identifying right-wing hate has labelled her as an Anti-Muslim Extremist.