Wednesday, 17 April 2013

SCARF DISTRIBUTION









SCARF DISTRIBUTION
by An-Nisa 


 250 SCARVES to Blikkiesdorp and Delft
  250 SCARVES to Factreton




on 13th April 2013

 ALHAMDULILLAH


"They ask you (O Muhammad) what they should spend in charity. Say: 'Whatever you spend with a good heart, give it to parents, relatives, orphans, the helpless, and travellers in need. Whatever good you do, God is aware of it.'" - The Holy Quran, 2:215




Friday, 5 April 2013

DEDICATION



What about Us?
We, the women of ………………………… in support of the Programme of Remembrance launched by An-Nisa, in honour of Muslim women who arrived in this country classified as slaves, declare the following:

1.            We dedicate our duahs/prayers and salawaat/praises of today’s gathering to :
(a) All Muslim women in the world who were classified as slaves in the past and any women who perhaps today still suffer the same injustice;
and to
(b) All Muslim women classified as slaves, who arrived in South Africa, especially the women who accompanied many of the Saints buried in and around Cape Town, more particularly the group of women and children who accompanied Saint and Sufi Master Shaykh Yusuf, buried in Macassar, Cape Town;  
and lastly to
(c) Muslim women who perhaps find themselves in a situation where they are made to feel like a slave, trapped and  forcefully stripped of their dignity, abused, and treated with disrespect.
        
2.            Before we recite Surah Fatihah in honour of these women we remind ourselves to engrave the following three words on all our hearts today. Words, which are contained in  Surah Fatiha, the Opening Chapter of the Holy Quran, namely :


 m├óliki MEANING  lord, master, owner, controller
      iyyaka MEANING to you and only you / to you alone
      na'budu MEANING we worship/we serve

By doing this we confirm our belief and commitment to serve One only.  One Lord, one Master, ALLAH SBUH, the Eternal, the Absolute.  We break any possible shackles to our hands, hearts and minds as we recite Surah Fatihah.  This opening chapter to the Holy Quran which confirms the fact that the grace of Allah SBUH has opened the doors of a free life to us.
We lift our hands as free women, without any physical chains or shackles, in submission to our One and Only Master and Lord :
Recite Surah Fatihah and read the English Translation please:
Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Universe,
the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful!
Master of the Day for Judgment!
You alone do we worship and You alone do we call on for help.
Guide us along the Straight Path,
The path of those whom You have favored,
Not the path of those who earned Your anger, nor of those who went astray.

Ameen.

PLEASE FOLLOW AN-NISA’S DAILY AFFIRMATIONS IN OURNEWSLETTERS INSHA-ALLAH AND TRY TO MEMORISE :

 I am a woman/Ana-m-ra-a-toen; All praise is due to Allah/Al-ham-du-llilah; Allah is my Lord/Allah-hoo-Rabbi
SHUKRAN FOR SUPPORTING AN-NISA’S ADDITIONAL 2013 THEME  TO REVIVE THE TRUE ESSENCE OF A MUSLIM WOMAN


Bury the shackles and release /revive your true self! You owe it to yourself.