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Eslamasang ham meni,
Qanday qilib tonaman.
Yillar o’taru seni,
Unutolmay yonaman.
Mayli men-ku, qon dilim,
Baxtlimisan, sevgilim?…

Bahor kelsa bog’larga,
Sevishganlar sig’maydi.
Mening kuygan ko’ksimda,
Qizg’aldoqlar yig’laydi.
Mayli men-ku, qon dilim,
Baxtlimisan, sevgilim?…

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ТЕСТО: 6 яиц; 1,5 ст. сахара; 2 ст. л. какао; 2 ст. муки; 2 ч. л. гашеной уксусом соды.

КРЕМ: 200 гр. сл. масла растереть с 1 ст. сахара; 2 ст. л. какао; 2 ст. сметаны.

ГЛАЗУРЬ: 4 ст. л. сахара; 2 ст. л. молока; 100 гр. масла; 4 ст. л. какао.

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Tashkent by Cheyenne

Hearing the name of the new women’s shoe line Tashkent by Cheyenne, one would think the footwear designer had been informed by a holiday or perhaps a lifetime visiting the far-off city in Uzbekistan. But it turns out that the Manhattan born-and-bred Cheyenne Morris’s travels to Tashkent exist only in her creative life…or brain.

Her decadent styles sometimes crafted from soft lamb fur and super supple suede or exotic ostrich leather reference the designer’s profound personal connection to the mysterious 2,000-year-old-city. “In my mind, I imagine it to be a bustling, wild city,” she says. “During the war, my grandfather was fleeing the Nazis. He walked from Poland to Tashkent where he met this beautiful young girl. They fled Tashkent together for America.” That girl was Morris’s grandmother.

“A lot of what I know about my grandmother is from pictures and stories. She had been through a war, a concentration camp. She had a rough life, but made it to America. She was a girl who left her home country to brave an unknown future and she did it with strength and love.”

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Five Pillars of Islam

Islam is built on five pillars. These acts are obligatory on every Muslim adult. Some are done daily, monthly, anually, while one is only required once in a lifetime.

1. Shahadah (Arabic: الشهادة; “to testify) – Declaration of Faith

To do this, one must simply state publicly “Ash-hadu alla ilaha illa Allahu, wa ash-hadu anna Mohammadan abduhu wa rasuluhu”. This means, “I bear witness that there is no God other than Allah (s.w.t*), and I bear witness that Muhammed (s.a.w**) is His messanger.”

It should be a genuine belief from one’s heart. The witnessing of the Oneness of Allah (s.w.t) is the rejection of any form of deity other than Allah (s.w.t), and the witnessing that Muhammad (s.a.w) is His Messenger is the acceptance of him being chosen by Allah (s.w.t) to convey His message of Islam to all humanity and to deliver it from the darkness of ignorance into the light of belief in, and knowledge of, the Creator.

2. Salat (Arabic: صلاة, Qur’anic Arabic: صلوة) – Prayer

In prayer, every muscle and bone of the body joins the soul and the mind in the worship and glory of Allah (s.w.t).

Offering of prayers is obligatory upon every Muslim who is sane, mature and in the case of women free from period and confinement due to child birth. Some requirements must be met in oreder for the prayer to be valid. These include but are not limited to:

– Performing wudu (Arabic: الوضوء; “partial ablution”) – ritually cleaning the body clothes and ground used for prayer.

Clothing – one must be covered in the manner according to his gender.

– Facing the Ka’ba (Arabic: الكعبة; “The Primordial House”), (refered to as the Qibla)

– Intention – merely saying in your mind that you are attempting to pray and gain the benifits from it.

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Mothers of the Believers is a ground breaking series exploring the lives of the wives of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). It seeks to enlighten the hearts, minds and souls of the Muslim youth in the West. It is through the wonderful examples of the Mothers of the Believers that we can achieve a correct and balanced understanding when approaching issues such as building the Islamic family, social life, working, parenting and raising children.

Publisher: Awakening Media (2003)

Voice: Imam Suhaib Webb.

Media: Audio CD (11 in Travel Album).

Total running time: 460 mins. (more…)

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Daily Hadith No.8

 

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), who said:

“Allah (mighty and sublime be He) says:

‘The first of his actions for which a servant of Allah will be held accountable on the Day of Resurrection will be his prayers.’ If they are in order, then he will have prospered and succeeded; and if they are wanting, then he will have failed and lost. If there is something defective in his obligatory prayers, the Lord (glorified and exalted be He) will say: ‘See if My servant has any supererogatory prayers with which may be completed that which was defective in his obligatory prayers.’ Then the rest of his actions will be judged in like fashion.”

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на 1 порцию:

100 -150г. шампиньонов · половинка маленькой луковицы (или 2 маленьких луковцы-шаллот) · 2-3 столовые ложки сметаны · 1 столовая ложка соевого соуса · Горсть тертого, хорошо плавящего сыра

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The Emigrants Return from Abyssinia

The emigrants resided in Abyssinia three months during which ‘Umar ibn al Khattab converted to Islam. In their exile, they heard that upon ‘Umar’s conversion the Quraysh had stopped their persecution of Muhammad and his followers. According to one report a number of them had returned to Makkah, according to another, all. On reaching Makkah they realized that the Quraysh had resumed persecution of the Muslims with stronger hatred and renewed vigor. Unable to resist, a number of them returned to Abyssinia while others entered Makkah under the cover of night and hid themselves away, It is also reported that those who returned took with them a number of new converts to Abyssinia where they were to stay until after the emigration to Madinah and the establishment of Muslim political power.
We may ask what incited the Muslims of Abyssinia to return to Makkah three months after their emigration. It is at this stage that the story of the goddesses is told by ibn Sa’d in his AL Tabaqat al Kubra, by al Tabari in his Tarikh al Rusul wa al Muluk, as well as by a number of Muslim exegetes and biographers. This story arrested the attention of the western Orientalists who took it as true and repeated it ad nauseam. Thisstory tells that realizing how alienated the Quraysh had become and how intensely they had persecuted his companions, Muhammad expressed the wish that a revelation might come that would reconcile his people rather than further alienate them. When, one day, he was sitting with the Quraysh in one of their club houses around the Ka’bah, he recited to them surah “al Najm.” After readingthe verses, “Would you consider al Lat and al `Uzza? as well as Manat, the third goddess?” [Qur’an, 53:19-20] he continued the recitation with the statement, “They are the goddesses on high. Their intercession is worthy of being sought.” He then proceeded with his reading of the surah as we know it. When he finished he prostrated himself, and all the Quraysh likewise followed him. At this moment, the Quraysh proclaimed its satisfaction with what the Prophet had read and said, “We have always known that God creates and gives life, gives food, and resuscitates. But our gods intercede for us with Him. Now that you have allowed for them a place in your new religion, we are all with you.” Thus the difference between Muhammad and the Quraysh was dissolved. When the news of this reconciliation reached Abyssinia, the Muslims there decided to return to their beloved country and people. As they reached the approaches of Makkah, they met some Kinanah tribesmen who informed them that Muhammad allowed the gods a good position in his religion, reconciled the Quraysh, and was now followed by everyone. The story then relates how Muhammad reverted by blaspheming those gods and the Quraysh reverted to persecution. It further adds that the returnees stopped to consider what their next course should be. They longed so much to see their relatives and next of kin that they went ahead and entered Makkah.
Other versions of the same story give detailed descriptions of Muhammad’s attitude toward the gods of Quraysh. They claimed that Quraysh’s plea that if he but grant their gods a share in his religion the Makkans would all support him troubled the Prophet. They relate how Muhammad one evening reviewed surah “al Najm” with Gabriel when the latter made a timely appearance. When he arrived at the sentence in question, Gabriel asked where it came from. Muhammad answered; “I must have attributed to God that which He did not say.” God then revealed the following verses: “They have almost succeeded in inducing you, under promise of their friendship, to attribute to Us, against Our command, that which We did not reveal to you. Had We not confirmed you in your faith, you might have been tempted and hence fallen under the inescapable punishment.”[Qur’an, 17:73-75]. Thereafter, Muhammad returned to his condemnation of the gods, and Quraysh returned to their persecution.

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