Ramadhan Give away!!!

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Salam Alaikum,
How are you holding up, good thing Allah has favoured us with this cool weather unlike the previous years, as we go on may he Make it easy for us and accept it as an Act of Ibadah.

This Ramadhan, M’ADE will be given away a lot of things but first stop to the motherless/Orphanage home in few days, so if you have any thing to give, you can contact me via twitter @Made_crations and i can pick it up.

Also, the #PROJECTI’MMADE starts tomorrow, with registrations of candidate and interaction of candidates with trainers, we hope to have our opening ceremony on the 10th of August, 2012. May Almighty Allah make it a reality.

Finally, our dear readers and twitter followers would be appreciated with several gifts 😀 but to win gifts, there would be questions and answers about this blog, Islam, Made as a coy and much more.

To enter, follow @MADE_creations on twitter and mention for a follow back with #M’ADE, also for every question to be answered, respond in reply box and immediately mention on twitter for timing records, the first person with the most correct answer gets the days gifts ranging from;

holy Quran

holy Quran

pray rugs

prayer rugs

rosary/pray beads

rosary/prayer beads

jalabiya

jalabiya

hijab

hijab

abaya for male winner

abaya for male winner

prayer books

prayer books

cap for male

cap for male

ultimate price-dinner date

ultimate price-dinner date

Let’s get it STARted!

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lets VOTE for a trusted FUTURE

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The initiator of The Slum to School Project, Otto Orondaam has been nominated for the Future Awards. Together with several young volunteers he has been able to provide complete educational support and scholarships to over 100 disadvantaged children in slums to several schools.

Let’s Support the movement by Voting: OTTO ORONDAAM/The Slum to School Project for the Innovation on Education category in The Future Awards 2012.

click: http://www.thefuturenigeria.com/vote/education/

Otto is a great friend and motivator, he’s a mentor, initiator and educator. A friend of all, boss of none and Father to many Makoko children.

He’s the initator of the great poem in the mouth of many young children;

Education! Education! Education!
Education, is my friend!
Education!
Education is my friend!
Education!

Pls follow this Process to vote:
1. Go to TFANigeria

2. Select the *OTTO Orondaam* Option

3. Enter your email address and submit;)

4. Go to your email and confirm your vote 😀

Also
To vote via SMS, text TFA, OTTO ORONDAAM, Innovation on Education to 33120 on all networks and for Ghana, 1523 from Expesso & MTN and 1910 on Airtel.

NB// Otto Orondaam is 24years & Not 26years

Let’s support Otto Orondaam & The Slum to School Project Today! Let’s Create More impact:)

Click—–> http://www.thefuturenigeria.com/vote/education/

Gracias!

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McRabbit……gRabbit….

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Every graduate is entitled to one job or the other, but are we all getting the right jobs we desrve and desire??? Please read this and know why!

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I have just finished a one week intensive leadership and employability programme organized by LEAP (Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism) Africa, and one of the salient issues discussed therein is the disturbing issue of unemployment as it affects the Nigerian graduate.

In Nigeria, the analysis of labour statistics indicates that the unemployment rate for university graduates may be around 25% and that their prospects for being employed have worsened over time. According to the 2006 provisional census figure, Nigeria has a youth population of over 80 million, or 60% of her total population. Of this population, more than 80% are unemployed while about 10% are underemployed. Data provided by the National Manpower Board and Federal Bureau of Statistics indicated that only about 10% of the graduates released into the labour market annually by Nigerian universities and other tertiary institutions are able to get paid employments.

This situation is disturbing and…

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AISHA n JOSH episode 4

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The Question got me confused. I looked down, Josh‘s lamentation raced through my head. He had complained about how his mum just hates Muslims. He was perplexed; her reasons for such hate were best known to her. I was a bit stunned by the question, completely unprepared for it, Josh seemed prepared so he answered her with a church name I had never heard of. Her face lit up with such a wide smile, one would wonder if she were the one getting engaged. I entered into her outstretched arms and took the warm embrace, still wondering what was happening

She spoke to me like I was her dream daughter-In-Law, I should have been so pleased by the delight in her voice and the excitement as she spoke but I all but resembled her that dream daughter-in-law her son had been telling her about.  Josh had lied about me. I wondered within me which of the emotions I felt was stronger; shame or anger. I couldn’t wait to leave their house and scream out all within me that was bottled up. she was obviously happy with her son because he had never brought home any girl, and now she had made the only one he did uncomfortable. She smiled all the more, trying to make up for it, I was not moved.

Immediately I was alone with Josh outside his house, I turned an angry face. I usually am a timid person but I had enough courage to confront him on why he had lied about me to his mother. He begged and begged for me to listen to him, explaining that his mother is a very tribal person. I could not understand because I was no racist, sexist, ageist, or any -ist so why would someone at that age and status be? From that moment I harboured questions about my relationship with Josh. “Things will get settled once I tell my dad the truth”; was the final word he said before I left. It gave me some comfort and I grew optimistic. I left for Kogi the next day.

I missed Josh so much I could barely think of any other thing or guy, I made few friends and shared my story with them, they loved Josh already but were all worried about his parents rejection of me. I hid under the cover that Josh and I were just kidding around. They were not deceived.  It was obvious I was only consoling myself.

Two months passed since I left school and communication between Josh and I went on smooth. He often spoke of how much he missed me and wanted to see me. He had concluded he was going to take the job at cyprus and we planned i would move over there to study a master’s program of my choice. My mum bought the idea without me mentioning josh as my reason. Things went on as planned. 2 weeks before he was to leave the country, I travelled down to see him. We had a whole week to ourselves, having fun in our usual way. We had hope it will all work out fine.

Things changed and he cared less but I didn’t bother myself too much because I thought it was pressure and stress from travel preparations, I saw pictures of many him and a particular girl on his phone. He gave me different answers each time I asked. I didn’t care because he was leaving town soon and all these girls won’t see him to trouble again. I helped pack his bags and found his travel ticket and passport, it says; UK!
UK? You told me cyprus and showed me your invitation letters, why UK now? He calmed me down as i raised my voice, told me he was going to the UK to get his Visa and do more interviews. My questions were why didn’t he tell me. But he had no reply. I immediately knew Josh had been lying to me. He just kept saying sorry but i didn’t understand. Tears filled my eyes as my leave day approached. The day before, he asked me in the morning when i was leaving i told him “tomorrow” he said; “can’t you leave today? You know i have to go see my family and spend few nights with them. I told him i could stay alone and leave the next day. We argued it for hours before he left in anger. He called severally, i didn’t pick because i was angry.

When Josh returned at about 8pm that day, he said i just had to leave that he can’t leave me in the house. he ordered me to pack my bags and go stay with a friend, i couldn’t figure what went wrong and why he would treat me like that. I called his friend to beg him and i begged him to forgive me for not picking his calls and pleaded that he should let me stay till the next day but he declined. I had no cash on me and i didn’t want to go to a friend but i had to, he said he couldn’t drop me off because he was tired. I left in tears, fear, anger and confusion. When i got to my friend’s she hugged me and told me things would be fine. I wanted to call him again when i realised i forgot my phone there.

I took a bike back to his house, my friend wanted to come but i didn’t allow her because i didn’t want her to see us argue or fight. On getting there; i knocked severally, he didn’t open, i decided to peep through the room window, my heart dropped to my feet and my jaw to my chest at what i saw.

episode 3

episode 2

episode 1

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HALAL-

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Asalam alaikum,

What is Halal?

Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted. The opposite of Halal is haram, which means unlawful or prohibited. Halal and haram are universal terms that apply to all facets of life. However, we will use these terms only in relation to food products, meat products, cosmetics, personal care products, food ingredients, and food contact materials.

While many things are clearly Halal or clearly haram, there are some things which are not clear. These items are considered questionable or suspect and more information is needed to categorize them as Halal or haram. Such items are often referred to as Mashbooh, which means doubtful or questionable.

All foods are considered Halal except the following, which are haram:

Swine/pork and its by-products

Animals improperly slaughtered or dead before slaughtering (you probably have to choose where you eat)

Animals killed in the name of anyone other than ALLAH (GOD)

Alcohol and intoxicants

Carnivorous animals, birds of prey and land animals without external ears (e.g vultures)

Blood and blood by-products (fishmeal)

Foods contaminated with any of the above products

Foods containing ingredients such as gelatin, enzymes, emulsifiers, etc. are questionable (Mashbooh) because the origin of these ingredients is not known.

Alcohol: Alcohol is a colorless liquid, produced by the fermentation of sugar or starch, that is the intoxicating agent in fermented drinks and is used as a solvent. Also called ethanol and ethyl alcohol.

Animal Shortening: Shortening is a type of fat such as lard that is solid at room temperature, and is used for making pastr, Vegetable shortening is halal. Animal Fat; May be consumed if from Halal, Zabihah, animals.

Bacon; Meat from the back and sides of a hog that has been salted, dried, and often smoked.

Broth: (from animals), A liquid made by cooking vegetables, meat, seafood, or poultry in water for a long time, used as a base for soups and sauces.

Enzymes* (Microbial Enzymes are okay); A protein substance produced in living cells, that influences
a chemical reaction within a plant or animal without being changed itself; an organic catalyst. Enzymes help break down food so that it can be digested. Pepsin is an enzyme.

Ethanol: Alcohol is a colorless liquid, produced by the fermentation of sugar or starch, that is the intoxicating agent in fermented drinks and is used as a solvent. Also called ethanol and ethyl alcohol.

Ethyl Alcohol: Alcohol is a colorless liquid, produced by the fermentation of sugar or starch, that is the intoxicating agent in fermented drinks and is used as a solvent. Also called ethanol and ethyl alcohol.

*Gelatin: An odorless, tasteless, protein substance like glue or jelly, obtained by boiling the bones, hoofs, and other waste parts of animals. It dissolves easily in hot water and is used in making jellied salads and desserts, camera film, and glue.

Gin: A strong colorless alcoholic drink distilled from grain and flavored with juniper berries.

Ham: Meat cut from the thigh of the hind leg of a hog after curing by salting or smoking.

L-cysteine (if from human hair): is an ingredient which is used in bakery products as a dough conditioner. It is often used in pizza crusts, pita breads and in bagels. It is made from human hair, chicken/duck feathers and synthetic materials. L-cysteine from human hair is Haram and must always be avoided. Synthetic and chicken/duck feather L-cysteine is Halal and may be consumed.

Lard: The fat of pigs or hogs, melted down and made clear. Lard is made especially of the internal fat of the abdomen and is used in cooking.

Lipase* (Only animal lipase should be avoided); An enzyme produced by the liver, pancreas, or stomach, or by plant seeds, that breaks down fats.
Animal lipase should be avoided.

Rum: An alcoholic liquor made from sugar cane or molasses. It can be clear but is usually colored brownish-red by storage in oak casks or by the addition of caramel.

*Stock (from animals): A liquid made by simmering meat, fish, bones, or vegetables with herbs in water, used in soups, stews, and sauces.

Wine: Alcohol fermented from grapes: an alcoholic drink made by fermenting the juice of grapes Alcohol fermented from other fruit: an alcoholic drink made by fermenting the juice of fruit other than grapes, or the juice of other plants.

*Tallow: A hard fatty substance extracted from the fat of sheep and cattle.

Vanilla Extract/Flavour: A flavouring extract made from the vanilla bean and used in candy, ice cream, and perfumes.

The flavour extracted from vanilla beans is most commonly dissolved in alcohol. Documentation from a distributor of vanilla extract showed that the ingredient contained 50% alcohol.

*Whey (Should be avoided unless the rennet used in its production is plant/microbial/synthetic.). The watery part of milk that separates from the curd when milk sours and becomes coagulated, or when cheese is made. Rennet is used to curd the milk. Whey should be avoided because the rennet used to curd the milk could be from a haram or
non-Zabihah animal.

*May be consumed if from Halal or Zabihah animals.

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Forgive me Allah….1

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Forgive Me

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem
AsSalamu Alaikum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatuhu

– Forgive Me –
Forgive me for not doing my duty properly

Forgive me for not teaching others about al-deen

Forgive me for not inviting the Kufaar to al-deen

Forgive me for not spreading Tawheed

Forgive me for keeping the Islamic Ilm within me

Forgive me for failing to share it with others

Forgive me for not teaching others of that which I knew of
Forgive me for Praying Salaah – And not bothering to call others to it aswell

Forgive me for being in Dhikr of you – And failing to remind others to remember you

Forgive me for beginning every Action, ever Speech in Your Name – And not telling others to do the same.
Forgive me for Keeping Obligatory and Nafl Fasts – And Failing to not encourage others to keep them as well
Forgive me for giving Zakat – And not informing others about the importance of it to give aswell

Forgive me for learning so much about Jihad – And failing to teach and share the information I have with the others

I’m down on my hands and knees

I’m begging you ‘O All-Mighty One – Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem’

To forgive me Please

All this hits you hard when a close misguided family or friend dies. And you sit and ponder Where you – Yourself went wrong Without a doubt many of us get along with one or two Non-Muslims. We had many opportunities to teach them, To teach them about the One and Only – True Deen

We had many opportunities to teach them

To teach them about the One and Only – Allah (Jallalahu)

We have non-practising Duniya-clinging family members We should give them Da’wah -Indeed With a lot of Patience- When someone close dies You think: “I Had So Many Chances So Many Opportunities Could They Be in Hell Cos of Me If Only I Had Only Acted Upon What I Knew Off If Only I Had Done My Duty Correctly” Your heart breaks in two. You cry day and night, You sit there tapping your head, -No Peace of Mind-

You see Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters, Death can come any day, anytime, any second No matter where you are or what you are doing and no matter what age you may be because death doesn’t ask for one to meet its requirements

It has neither limits nor any conditions

It can get you whenever Allah (AzaWajal) decrees

Now and then many of us say:

“Next Week I’ll Teach so-and-so about Tawheed,

I’ll Try and Invite them to a New Life To The True Deen, To Islam” But that –Next Time- Never comes

The intention of doing good is there But one for some reason fails Fails to put those words into practise And when one least expects it, The news about that –Person’s- Death gets to you first. Before you made that move, And taught them “La Illahaa Illallahu Muhammadur Ra’soolullah’

I had a best friend – She was dying, Knew her for 15years, She was 22 years of age, She was a Sikh, A Sikh who was interested in our Deen She would ask certain questions And I would answer them to the best of my ability, Everyday I said the same old thing “Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow I’ll go teach her man!”
I knew she was very close to death
She was on her final stages of her life
A week ago I had planned to –Literally Go-
I was all prepared and feeling –**** Good-
I was all geared up to tell her about this –Peaceful- Religion of ours
But …
A day before I was going to go
I received the news
The news that she had left this world
That she had died with breathing difficulties
Do you all see the mistake I made?!?!?!?!
Take my advice people:
‘Invite, Invite, Invite, Invite as many of your close friends and family to Islam’
Because trust me What I’m going through ain’t easy 15 years of friendship –
And 2 years out of the 15years I’ve been a practising Muslimah
And never – Never did I even bother to invite her
2 years ain’t little
When one is interested in Islam then 2 years is more than enough
But I didn’t – I didn’t do what I was meant to do
I always thought of
I always remembered to
But death got to her before I could teach her the Shahadah
And now … I feel
Pathetic and useless
I feel stupid and ridiculous
I feel as though I have let Allah (SWT) down
I have angered and annoyed Him
What has been made obligatory upon Muslims
To spread Tawheed – To invite – To teach
I failed to meet
I Pray Sincerely,
That you all attain and reach your goals
Attain and reach you goals in the field of Da’wah
In inviting others to Islam

I Pray Sincerely,
That Allah (SWT) guides you and your families
That we all become better Muslims
That we all die as Righteous Muslims
One day or another we’re all going to die
And we will –Have To- face reality someday –

-Ameen ALLAHUMMAH Ameen-

WaSalamu Alaikum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatuhu

– Umm Musab al-Gharib –

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