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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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