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Halal restaurant in Bath, United Kingdom.

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Halal restaurant in Bath, United Kingdom.

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3 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2AJ, England

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  • 9 Beautiful Islands In Malaysia You Need To Visit In 2020

    Multi-ethnic Malaysia is a nation situated in Southeast Asia. It is also known to be one of the most developed and well-off. Malaysia has in excess of 800 islands across the two sides of the peninsula and neighboring Borneo. The experiences the islands have to offer, make them nothing short of an alluring spot for a vacation. You could take a trip to these islands for any reason – it could either be a family vacation, a short getaway, or if it’s just to spend some quality time with your best friends! These islands are perfect hotspots for a vacation, that will give you the most enriching memoirs forever. Pick these islands in Malaysia to take a break from the hustle and bustle from your normal tedious life! The following islands ought to be on your bucket list when you visit Malaysia due to their stunning landscape, crystal clear beaches, and energizing and adrenaline-packed activities they bring to the table. If you're looking for a more casual, tropical retreat, full of nature and views for your next destination, here are 9 beautiful islands in Malaysia you need to visit in 2020! via GIPHY 1. Langkawi Island Image Credit: Jay Tun on Unsplash; Langkawi Island is known as one of Malaysia's most popular island destinations. Langkawi Island in Malaysia is known to many as one of the most famous islands and Malaysia's most popular island destinations. This island displays the best seashores, mountains, rainforest, mangrove wetlands, delightful food and a tremendous amount of breathtaking sights and attractions with such a great amount to do. Bring out your camera for the ideal Instagram picture while at Langkawi! Image Credit: Jesse Vermeulen on Unsplash; You can appreciate the amazing views from the cable car ride in Langkawi. The island is also considered to be a wonderful spot in terms of nature. It is also easy to get to Langkawi via a flight, which makes it a perfect location for individuals who are searching for a serene stay with nature as their companion. The most ideal approach to explore the island is choosing to rent a vehicle so that you do not have to rely on public transport and can explore the island on your own schedule. Image Credit: Tobi Law on Unsplash; There are many activities that you could do in Langkawi Island.   There are various incredible attractions on the island alongside numerous extraordinary retreats, typically found right close to a stunning seashore. A few activities you could do is to appreciate the amazing views from the cable car ride, visit Gunung Raya, the most noteworthy peak on the island, or check out the numerous amounts of beaches Langkawi has to offer. 2. Penang Island Image Credit: Geraldine Ng on Unsplash; Penang Island is famous for its diverse cultures, traditions, and the type of food they offer. If you are on the lookout for islands in Malaysia, there's nothing better than the Penang Island otherwise called Pearl of the Orient. The reason why Penang is considered so famous is due to their diverse cultures, traditions, and the type of food they have to offer. Image Credit: Oliver Twist on Unsplash; For hardcore foodies, don't miss out on Penang's local delights. Penang is perhaps the best island in West Malaysia for the individuals who are a hardcore foodie or have an enthusiasm for exploring different types of cultures. Don't forget to try some of Penang's famous local food and delicacies!  Image Credit: Fidelia Zheng on Unsplash; Don't forget to climb the Penang Hill! Some pleasant activities that you can do are explore the Penang National Park, go crazy by shopping at Komtar or enjoy Penang's delectable and variety brimming street food which could be viewed as one of Penang's most prominent fascination. Don’t forget to visit the capital George Town and walk around ancient edifices and temples or climb Penang Hill. 3. Pangkor Island Image Credit: Omar Elsharawy on Unsplash; Pangkor Island is a perfect spot for sightseers to appreciate nature by the beachside. The most noteworthy point of Pangkor is at 1216 meters which is Pangkor Hill. Since the primary island comprises of just mountains, the roads surround the island. You can get to Pangkor by ship from Lumut, a ride of roughly 30 minutes. There are various extraordinary hotels on the island, making it the perfect spot for sightseers to appreciate nature by the beachside. Image Credit: M.Fildza Fadzil on Unsplash; Pangkor Island is always brimming with locals who visit the island often, for a short getaway. During your stay at Pangkor, you will notice the island brimming with locals who visit the island often, for a short getaway. You will discover a plethora of beaches, a colossal assortment of astounding food outlets that can be sought out by consulting one of the bubbly locals. The amazing views of nature make the island a standout. To keep yourself occupied you can go for a walk on the seashores, devour mouthwatering seafood, or just simply mingle with the locals! The perfect spot to pick as your accommodation would be the Pangkor Laut Resort.   4. Redang Island Image Credit: www.journeytoplaces.com on Unsplash; Redang Island is known for its comfortable and luxurious resorts. In the middle of marine waters and otherwise called a marine park, Redang is known for its comfortable and luxurious resorts and lodgings which will guarantee a peaceful stay for those who opt for those spots as their accommodation. The island is a striking pull for scuba divers and sunbathing aficionados because of their completely clear waters and brilliantly preserved coral. As an alternative, you can likewise swim around the island if you would like to. This spot has transformed into one of the most excellent islands in Malaysia for an escape filled with tranquility. If you are a nature lover, Redang island is the best island that is worth your time and money. You would not be disappointed!   5. Tioman Island Image Credit: Kishor on Unsplash; The attractions at Tioman Island are bound to leave you speechless. Tioman island has been named as one of the most excellent islands on the planet in 1970 by Time Magazine. Tioman Island has an array of opportunities to present to its visitors thanks to their natural landscapes and wildlife available. During your stay, you could visit a turtle ranch, swim under the waterfalls or enjoy diving and swimming. These such attractions are bound to leave you speechless! Due to tourist exposure, Tioman still holds the top level position for being able to conserve their natural life whilst awarding their visitors with scenic views. Watch out for the giant monitor lizards that wander among the kampungs looking for food and prey. Your best bet would be to maintain a distance and not aggravate them too much to avoid getting attacked.   6. Perhentian Islands Image Credit: Gaddafi Rusli on Unsplash; The seashores at Perhentian Islands are beyond stunning. Consisting of two little islands, Perhentian Islands is one of Malaysia's renowned beauty. Both the islands offer the same type of accommodation and both are encircled by completely clear ocean water, with immaculate scuba diving and swimming conditions. The primary island is generally adored by hikers and backpackers, the second one for the nature fanatics and individuals searching for peaceful and calm surroundings. Probably the best island in Malaysia for backpackers and hikers, this island is a hideaway which is considered a must-visit due to the waters being spotless to such an extent that you can swim directly off the seashore and still observe a differing cluster of marine life. The friendly fishermen are also ever ready to aid you or take you out in their boats for a day excursion to swim with sharks and turtles. The seashores are beyond stunning. Along with diving, there's additionally a tropical wilderness for visitors to check out. Make sure to look out for whale sharks and octopuses while diving and snorkeling at Turtle Bay. PS - Perhentian is known for being the best island to get your scuba diving permit (PADI).   7. Tenggol Island Image Credit: Tenggol Coral Beach Resort; There are incredible diving and snorkeling opportunities in Tenggol Island. Tenggol is one of the most wonderful islands in Malaysia for a private escape. It offers a scope of activities such as diving and wilderness trekking. In the event that you visit, do sign up for a whales and sharks tour. Even though the island of Tenggol is not frequented much, the primary explanation behind a visit is the incredible diving and snorkeling opportunities. The Tenggol Coral Beach Resort provides diving courses for those of you interested in some fun and adventure on your trip to Tenggol Island. The island starts off at the little town of Kuala Dungun which lies among Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu. You can take a boat to the island which would take approximately 45 minutes to get there. Tenggol is an island that provides you privacy and comfort which would transform your holiday into a memoir that you would cherish for long. Absorb the all-encompassing spectacular perspectives of the island during your stay at Tenggol!   8. Mataking Island Image Credit: Mataking Island on Facebook; Mataking Island is perfect for you to spend time with your loved ones due to its sheer magnificence, extravagance, and peacefulness. Mataking Island is a wonderful tropical island situated in the Celebes Sea. The island comprises of two islands that allows you to stroll from one to the next island. If you wish to pamper yourself and go all out, the Mataking Resort and Spa is an extravagant and luxurious private island resort that is a good option to select. This island is more favored by scuba divers which allows them to snorkel around the island. Islands like Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai and Mataking too can be reached by a boat ride from the seaside town of Semporna which would take close upon to 45 minutes. Sheer magnificence, extravagance and peacefulness is what Mataking brims of. The choice of hotels here encompassed by shining blue waters make it a charming spot for your accommodation. It is additionally home to the first-ever 'Underwater Post Office'. It also links two islands by means of a shallow sandbar. This island would be a perfect place for you to spend time with your loved ones! Additionally, while you are there you can go for a relaxed stroll to the Mataking Kecil Island and furthermore spoil yourself at Jamu Spa.   9. Lankayan Island Image Credit: Lankayan Island by Lankayan Island Dive Resort on Facebook; A magnificent view of Lankayan Island Dive Resort. Situated in the north of the city of Sandakan inside the Sulu Sea, the island of Lankayan is located. The island has one lavish hotel, Lankayan Island Dive Resort. Diving is the fundamental aspect individuals look for when they visit the island; however, it is likewise an incredible spot to simply unwind or swim around the retreat. The island is particularly known for its whale shark sightings. It is advised to reserve your spot in advance directly with the retreat to avoid disappointment. Image Credit: Lankayan Island by Lankayan Island Dive Resort on Facebook; This treasure island of Lankayan is a perfect holiday spot for families with kids. Lankayan is the ideal hotspot for revitalizing oneself in the midst of the magnificence of nature. Along with luxurious hotels the island also provides wooden chalets to spend your vacation, this island is also an upcoming tourist attraction and chosen for its diving facilities which makes it one of the most famous islands in Malaysia. This treasure island of Lankayan is a perfect holiday spot for families with kids. Try not to pass up the opportunity to explore the Gomantong Caves or travel to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.   These hotspots will guarantee that you'll have a fabulous time and won't be let down by the activities that Malaysia has to offer for their tourists. Tag along with your loved ones and companions to make sure you have a blast; it will all be worth it! via GIPHY...

  • How To Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr This Year In 2020: 12 Things To Note

    How to celebrate Eid al-Fitr this year? Here are 12 things to note for this year's Eid al-Fitr celebration in 2020. 1. When is Eid al-Fitr 2020 Image Credit: Rumman Amin on Unsplash Eid al Fitr is the 1st day of the month of Shawwal. The 10th month in the Islamic calendar (the month after Ramadan). Some regions will depend on the sighting of the moon to decide on the 1st of Shawwal and some will decide on it based on calculations.  For most regions, Eid al Fitr 2020 will be on the 24th of May. Some regions may celebrate Eid on the 23rd May or the 25th May. A very small number may even celebrate on the 26th May. It is best to check with your closest Mosque to find out about the day of Eid. 2. Pay Sadaqa-ul-Fitr Image Credit: Bayu on Unsplash Ensure you have paid Sadaqat-ul-fitr for you and all your dependents before the Eid Salat. Check with the local Mosque on the amount to be paid per person. Amounts recommended in some countries: Singapore: S$5.10 (normal rate) and S$7.50 (higher rate) per head Malaysia: RM7 UK: £4 per person. Narrated Nafi (RA): “Ibn `Umar (RA) said, "The Prophet (SAW) made incumbent on every male or female, free man or slave, the payment of one Sa' of dates or barley as Sadaqat-ul-Fitr (or said Sadaqa-Ramadan)."  The people then substituted half Sa' of wheat for that. Ibn `Umar (RA) used to give dates (as Sadaqat-ul-Fitr). Once there was scarcity of dates in Medina and Ibn `Umar gave barley.  'And Ibn `Umar used to give Sadaqat-ul- Fitr for every young and old person. He even used to give on behalf of my children. Ibn `Umar used to give Sadaqat-ul-Fitr to those who had been officially appointed for its collection. People used to give Sadaqat-ul-Fitr (even) a day or two before the Eid. (Sahih-al-Bukhari) Narrated Ibn `Umar (RA): The Prophet (SAW) ordered the people to pay Zakat-ul-Fitr before going to the Eid prayer. (Sahih-al-Bukhari) It was narrated that Ibn Abbas (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) enjoined Zakatul-Fitr as a purification for the fasting person from idle talk and obscenities, and to feed the poor. Whoever pays it before the (Eid) prayer, it is an accepted Zakah, and whoever pays it after the prayer, it is (ordinary) charity.  (Sunan Ibn Majah) 3. Reciting the Takbir Image Credit: Falaq Lazuardi on Unsplash Recite Takbir individually and with family from Maghrib time of the day before Eid day until before the Eid Salat. اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ  لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ وَاَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ  اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْد 4. Praying Voluntary Prayers during the Night of Eid Image Credit: Masjid Pogung Dalangan on Unsplash Narrated from Abu Umamah (RA): That the Prophet (SAW) said: “Whoever spends the nights of the two ‘Eid in praying voluntary prayers, seeking reward from Allah, his heart will not die on the Day when hearts will die.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)   5. Wake up for Fajr Image Credit: Arun Anoop on Unsplash حَافِظُوا عَلَى الصَّلَوَاتِ وَالصَّلَاةِ الْوُسْطَىٰ وَقُومُوا لِلَّهِ قَانِتِينَ Guard your Salah (obligatory regular prayers) especially the middle Salah and stand up with true devotion to Allah (Qur’an 2:238) Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "The first of man's deeds for which he will be called to account on the Day of Resurrection will be Salat. If it is found to be perfect, he will be safe and successful; but if it is incomplete, he will be unfortunate and a loser. If any shortcoming is found in the obligatory Salat, the Glorious and Exalted Rubb will command to see whether His slave has offered any voluntary Salat so that the obligatory Salat may be made up by it. Then the rest of his actions will be treated in the same manner." (Sunan-at-Tirmidhi) 6. Take a Shower 7. Wear your Best Garments 8. Put on Perfume It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbas (RA) said: “The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: ‘This day is an ‘Eid (festival) which Allah has ordained for the Muslims. Whoever comes to Friday (prayer), let him take a bath and if he has perfume then let him put some on. And upon you (I urge to use) is the tooth stick.” (Sunan Ibn Majah) 9. Eat Something before the Eid Prayers Photo by Mona Mok on Unsplash Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Messenger (SAW) never proceeded (for the prayer) on the Day of `Id-ul-Fitr unless he had eaten some dates. Anas also narrated: The Prophet (SAW) used to eat odd number of dates. (Sahih-al-Bukhari) 10. Performing Eid Prayer at Home Image Credit: Jeremy Yap on Unsplash This year is different and most of us will be performing Eid prayers at home with family. How to perform Eid prayer at home: Appoint someone in the family to lead the prayers It was narrated from Abu Sa'eed (RA) that the Prophet (SAW) said: "when there are three people let one of them lead the prayer, and the one who is most entitled to lead the prayer is the one who has most knowledge of the Qur'an." (Sunan an-Nasa'i) There is no Azan or Iqamah for Eid prayers Two Rakats prayer with a certain number of additional Takbeers in each Rakat The exact number of additional Takbeer may slightly vary depending on the Madhab you follow. This is the guidelines from Singapore Mufti's office: Recommended Surahs to be recited It was narrated from An-Nu'man bin Bashir that: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) used to recite on the two 'Eids and on Friday: ‏سَبِّحِ اسْمَ رَبِّكَ الأَعْلَى  (Glorify the Name of Your Lord, the Most High) and هَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ الْغَاشِيَةِ‏ (Has there come to you the narration of The Overwhelming?) Sometimes the two ('Eid and Jumu'ah) occurred on the same day, and he would recite them (these two Surahs). (Sunan an-Nasa'i) Khutbah after prayers is not compulsory as in Friday prayers. Many Mosques are live streaming Khutbah that you could listen to. It was narrated that Abdullah bin Sa’ib (RA)said: “I attended the ‘Eid prayer with the Messenger of Allah (SAW). He led us in offering the ‘Eid prayer, then he said: ‘I have finished the prayer. Whoever wants to sit (and listen to) the sermon, then let him sit, and whoever wants to leave, then let him leave.’” (Sunan-Ibn Majah) 11. Giving Gifts Image Credit: Kari Shea on Unsplash Abu Hurayra (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, "Give gifts and you will love one another." (Al-Adab Al-Mufrad) Aishah (RA) narrated: "The Prophet (SAW) would accept gifts and he would give something in return." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi)   12.  Call Up your Parents, Sibling, Uncles, Aunts…. Image Credit: Taylor Grote on Unsplash Narrated Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "Allah created His creation, and when He had finished it, the womb, got up and caught hold of Allah whereupon Allah said, "What is the matter?' On that, it said, 'I seek refuge with you from those who sever the ties of Kith and kin.' On that Allah said, 'Will you be satisfied if I bestow My favors on him who keeps your ties, and withhold My favors from him who severs your ties?' On that it said, 'Yes, O my Lord!' Then Allah said, 'That is for you.' " Abu Huraira (RA) added: If you wish, you can recite: "Would you then if you were given the authority. do mischief in the land and sever your ties of kinship. (47. 22) (Sahih-al-Bukhari) Narrated Anas bin Malik (RA): I heard Allah's Messenger (SAW) saying, "whoever desires an expansion in his sustenance and age, should keep good relations with his Kith and kin." (Sahih-al-Bukhari)   May Allah accept your fasting and all the good deeds....

  • Manners & Dua Series - Part 2 | Prophetic (SAW) Practices, Azkar And Dua On Sleeping And Night Prayers

    We covered the manners and dua of waking up in the morning in part 1 of the series. Here we will cover another important day to day activity of our life; sleeping. We spend around one third of our life sleeping. If we make sure that this routine act is done following the sunnah of the Prophet (SAW), we will get great reward even when we are performing this routine act.  Here, we will cover briefly some of the Ahadith pertaining to prayers, manners, recitations, dua and azkar before sleeping and during the night.   Verses from the Qur’an on Night and Sleep  Credit Image: Masjid Pogung Dalangan on Unsplash وَهُوَ الَّذِي يَتَوَفَّاكُمْ بِاللَّيْلِ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا جَرَحْتُمْ بِالنَّهَارِ ثُمَّ يَبْعَثُكُمْ فِيهِ لِيُقْضَىٰ أَجَلٌ مُسَمًّى ۖ ثُمَّ إِلَيْهِ مَرْجِعُكُمْ ثُمَّ يُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِمَا كُنْتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ And it is He who takes your souls by night and knows what you have committed by day. Then He revives you therein that a specified term may be fulfilled. Then to Him will be your return; then He will inform you about what you used to do. (6:60) - Sahih International وَهُوَ الَّذِى جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الَّيْلَ لِبَاساًوَالنَّوْمَ سُبَاتاًوَجَعَلَ النَّهَارَ نُشُوراً “And it is He who has made the night for you as clothing and sleep [a means for] rest and has made the day a resurrection” (25:47) - Sahih International وَالَّذِينَ يَبِيتُونَ لِرَبِّهِمْ سُجَّدًا وَقِيَامًا “And those who spend [part of] the night to their Lord prostrating and standing [in prayer]” (25:64) - Sahih International وَمِن رَّحْمَتِهِ جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الَّيْلَ وَالنَّهَارَ لِتَسْكُنُواْ فِيهِ وَلِتَبتَغُواْ مِن فَضْلِهِ “And out of His mercy He made for you the night and the day that you may rest therein and [by day] seek from His bounty and [that] perhaps you will be grateful.” (28:73) - Sahih International وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ مَنَامُكُمْ بِاللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ وَابْتِغَاؤُكُمْ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَسْمَعُونَ “And of His signs is your sleep by night and day and your seeking of His bounty. Indeed in that are signs for a people who listen.” (30:23) - Sahih International اللَّهُ يَتَوَفَّى الْأَنْفُسَ حِينَ مَوْتِهَا وَالَّتِي لَمْ تَمُتْ فِي مَنَامِهَا ۖ فَيُمْسِكُ الَّتِي قَضَىٰ عَلَيْهَا الْمَوْتَ وَيُرْسِلُ الْأُخْرَىٰ إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ مُسَمًّى ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ “Allah takes the souls at the time of their death, and those that do not die [He takes] during their sleep. Then He keeps those for which He has decreed death and releases the others for a specified term. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought. (39:42) - Sahih International وَمِنَ اللَّيْلِ فَاسْجُدْ لَهُ وَسَبِّحْهُ لَيْلًا طَوِيلًا “And during the night prostrate to Him and exalt Him a long [part of the] night.” (75:26) - Sahih International وَجَعَلْنَا نَوْمَكُمْ سُبَاتاً  “And made your sleep [a means for] rest.”  (78:9) - Sahih International   Manners of Sleeping Credit Image: Jp Valery on Unsplash Narrated Abu Barza (RA): Allah's Messenger (SAW) disliked to sleep before the `Isha' prayer and to talk after it. (Sahih al-Bukhari) Narrated Jabir (RA): Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, "Extinguish the lamps when you go to bed; close your doors; tie the mouths of your water skins, and cover the food and drinks." I think he added, ". . . even with a stick you place across the container." Al-Bara' bin 'Azib (RA): Messenger of Allah (SAW) directed me thus: "Whenever you go to bed, perform Wudu' as you do for Salat ..... (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) (Sahih al-Bukhari) Narrated Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "When anyone of you go to bed, he should shake out his bed with the inside of his waist sheet, for he does not know what has come on to it after him....." (Sahih al-Bukhari) Narrated Qais bin Tihfah Al-Ghifari that his father (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) found me sleeping in the masjid on my stomach. He nudged me with his foot and said: 'Why are you sleeping like this? This is a kind of sleep that Allah dislikes,' or 'that Allah hates. (Sunan Ibn Majah) Narrated Al-Bara' bin `Azib (RA): The Messenger of Allah (SAW) used to lay his head upon his right hand when going to sleep.... (Jami` at-Tirmidhi) Narrated that Jabir (RA): I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say: ‘You should use antimony when you go to sleep, for it improves the eyesight and makes the hair (eyelashes) grow.’ (Sunan Ibn Majah) Narrated Abu Hurairah (RA): Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Whoever sits in a place where he does not remember Allah (SWT), he will suffer loss and incur displeasure of Allah; and whoever lies down (to sleep) in a place where he does not remember Allah, he will suffer sorrow and incur displeasure of Allah." (Sunan Abi Dawud) Recitations from the Qur'an before Sleeping Credit Image: T Foz on Unsplash Narrated `Aisha (RA): Every night when the prophet (SAW) went to his bed, he joined his palms together and blew onto them, and recited over them them: ‏ قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَد”say: he is Allah, One” and ‏ قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ ‏; say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the dawn and ‏قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ: say: I seek refuge in the Lord of men. Then he would wipe as much of his body as he could with his hands, beginning with his head, his face and the front of his body, doing that thrice. (Sunan Abi Dawud) Narrated Abu Huraira (RA): Allah's Messenger (SAW) deputed me to look after the Sadaqat of Ramadan. A person came and started taking handfuls of the foodstuff (stealthily). He narrated the rest of the hadith and at the end he said: "Whenever you go to bed, recite "Ayat-al-Kursi"-- 'Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-l-Haiy-ul Qaiyum' till you finish the whole verse. (If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no Shaitan will come near you till morning." The Prophet (SAW) said, "He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar. Do you know whom you were talking to, these three nights, O Abu Huraira?" Abu Huraira said, "No." He said, "It was Shaitan." (Sahih al-Bukhari) 'Abd al-Rahman b. Yazid reported: I met Abu Mas'ud near the House (Ka'ba) and said to him: A hadith has been conveyed to me on your authority about the two (concluding) verses of Surah al-Baqara. He said: Yes. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: Anyone who recites the two verses at the end of Surah al-Baqara at night, they would suffice for him. (Sahih Muslim) Farwah b. Nawfal quoted his father as saying: The Prophet (SAW) said to Nawfal (his father), “Recite (the Surah) 'Say, O you disbelievers!' قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْكَافِرُونَ and then go to sleep at its end, for it is a declaration of freedom from polytheism.” (Sunan Abi Dawud) Narrated Jabir (RA): The Messenger of Allah (SAW) did not sleep until he had recited: ‏الم تَنْزِيلُ 'Alif-Lam-Mim. The Sending-down' (Surah 32)  ‏تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ and 'Blessed is the One in whose hand the kingdom is' (Surah 67). (Al-Adab Al-Mufrad) Narrated 'Aisha (RA): The Prophet (SAW) would not sleep until he recited Surat Bani Isra'il and Az-Zumar. (Jami` at-Tirmidhi) Dua and Azkar When One Intends to Sleep Credit Image: Jeremy Yap on Unsplash Narrated Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "When anyone of you go to bed, he should shake out his bed with the inside of his waist sheet, for he does not know what has come on to it after him, and then he should say:  بِاسْمِكَ رَبِّ وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي، وَبِكَ أَرْفَعُهُ، إِنْ أَمْسَكْتَ نَفْسِي فَارْحَمْهَا، وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا بِمَا تَحْفَظُ بِهِ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِينَ  'Bismika Rabbi Wada`tu Janbi wa bika arfa'uhu, In amsakta nafsi farhamha wa in arsaltaha fahfazha bima tahfazu bihi ibadakas-salihin." “In Your name, my Lord, I lay down my side and by you I raise it again. If You take my soul, then have mercy on it, and if You release it, protect it by that which You protect righteous sales” (Sahih al-Bukhari) Narrated Hudhaifa ibn al-Yamani (RA): Whenever the Prophet (SAW) intended to go to bed, he would recite:   بِاسْمِكَ اللَّهُمَّ أَمُوتُ وَأَحْيَا Bismika Allahumma amutu wa ahya (With Your name, O Allah, I die and I live)  And when he woke up from his sleep, he would say:  الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا، وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ Al-hamdu lil-lahil-ladhi ahyana ba'da ma amatana; wa ilaihi an-nushur (All the Praises are for Allah Who has made us alive after He made us die (sleep) and unto Him is the Resurrection) (Sahih al-Bukhari) Narrated Al-Bara' bin `Azib (RA): The Messenger of Allah (SAW) used to lay his head upon his right hand when going to sleep, then say:  رَبِّ قِنِي عَذَابَكَ يَوْمَ تَبْعَثُ عِبَادَكَ “My Lord, safeguard me from Your punishment the Day You resurrect Your slaves (Rabbi qinī `adhābaka yawma tab`athu `ibādak).” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi) Ali bin Abi-Talib (RA) said: Fatimah (RA) complained to me about her hands blistering from grinding flour. So I said: ‘If you were to approach your father and ask him for a servant?’ So he (the Prophet (SAW)) said: ‘Should I not direct the two of you, to that which is better for you than a servant? When the two of you lay down to sleep, say thirty-three, thirty-three, thirty-four, of At-Taḥmīd ( ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّٰهِ‎), At-Tasbīḥ (سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّٰهِ), and At-Takbīr (الله أكبر).” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi) Narrated Abu Hurayra (RA): Abu Bakr (RA) said, "Messenger of Allah (SAW), teach me something that I can say morning and evening." The Prophet (SAW) said, اللَّهُمَّ عَالِمَ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ، فَاطِرَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ، رَبَّ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَمَلِيكَهُ، أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ، أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ نَفْسِي، وَمِنْ شَرِّ الشَّيْطَانِ وَشِرْكِهِ، قُلْهُ إِذَا أَصْبَحْتَ وَإِذَا أَمْسَيْتَ، وَإِذَا أَخَذْتَ مَضْجَعَكَ  "O Allah, Knower of the Unseen and the Visible, Creator of the heavens and the earth, everything is in Your hands. I testify that there is no god but You. I seek refuge with You from the evil of myself and the evil of Shaytan and his (encouragement to) associate others (with You)."  Say it in the morning and the evening and when you go to sleep." (Al-Adab Al-Mufrad) Al-Bara' bin 'Azib (RA): Messenger of Allah (SAW) directed me thus: "Whenever you go to bed, perform Wudu' as you do for Salat then (before sleeping) recite: اللَّهُمَّ أَسْلَمْتُ نَفْسِي إِلَيْكَ، وَوَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِي إِلَيْكَ، وَفَوَّضْتُ أَمْرِي إِلَيْكَ، وَأَلْجَأْتُ ظَهْرِي إِلَيْكَ، رَغْبَةً وَرَهْبَةً إِلَيْكَ، لاَ مَلْجَأَ وَلاَ مَنْجَا مِنْكَ إِلاَّ إِلَيْكَ، آمَنْتُ بِكِتَابِكَ الَّذِي أَنْزَلْتَ، وَنَبِيِّكَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلْتَ "All-ahumma aslamtu nafsi ilaika, wa wajjahtu wajhi ilaika, wa fauwadtu `Amri ilaika, wa alja'tu zahri ilaika, raghbatan wa rahbatan ilaika. La Malja'a wa la manja minka illa ilaika. Amantu bikitabika al-ladhi anzalta wa nabiyyika al-ladhi arsalta” “O Allah! I have submitted myself to You, I have turned myself to You, committed my affairs to You and sought Your refuge for protection out of desire for You and fear of You (expecting Your reward and fearing Your punishment). There is no refuge and no place of safety from You but with You. I believe in the Book You have revealed and in the Prophet (SAW) You have sent."  Messenger of Allah (SAW) added: "If anyone recites these words and dies during the night, he will die on the true Deen, and if he remains alive till the morning, he will obtain good. And make this supplication your last words (before sleeping)." (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) Suhail reported that Abu Salih used to command us: When any one of you intends to go to sleep, he should lie on the bed on his right side and then say: اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ السَّمَوَاتِ وَرَبَّ الأَرْضِ وَرَبَّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ رَبَّنَا وَرَبَّ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ فَالِقَ الْحَبِّ وَالنَّوَى وَمُنْزِلَ التَّوْرَاةِ وَالإِنْجِيلِ وَالْفُرْقَانِ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ أَنْتَ آخِذٌ بِنَاصِيَتِهِ اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ الأَوَّلُ فَلَيْسَ قَبْلَكَ شَىْءٌ وَأَنْتَ الآخِرُ فَلَيْسَ بَعْدَكَ شَىْءٌ وَأَنْتَ الظَّاهِرُ فَلَيْسَ فَوْقَكَ شَىْءٌ وَأَنْتَ الْبَاطِنُ فَلَيْسَ دُونَكَ شَىْءٌ اقْضِ عَنَّا الدَّيْنَ وَأَغْنِنَا مِنَ الْفَقْرِ " O Allah. the Lord of the Heavens and the Lord of the Earth and Lord of the Magnificent Throne, our Lord, and the Lord of everything, the Splitter of the grain of corn and the datestone (or fruit kernel), the Revealer of Torah and Injil (Bible) and Criterion (the Holy Qur'an), I seek refuge in Thee from the evil of every- thing Thou art to seize by the forelock (Thou hast perfect control over it). O Allah, Thou art the First, there is naught before Thee, and Thou art the Last and there is naught after Thee, and Thou art Evident and there is nothing above Thee, and Thou art Innermost and there is nothing beyond Thee. Remove the burden of debt from us and relieve us from want."  Abu Salih used to narrate it from Abu Huraira (RA) who narrated it from Allah's Apostle (SAW). (Sahih Muslim) Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: Abu Bakr asked, "O Messenger of Allah (SAW)! Teach me some words so that I may recite them in the morning and in the evening." The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Recite these words: اللهم فاطر السماوات والأرض عالم الغيب والشهادة، رب كل شيء ومليكه أشهد أن لا إله إلا أنت، أعوذ بك من شر نفسي وشر الشيطان وشركه‏  'Allahumma fatiras-samawati wal-ardi, 'alimal-ghaibi wash-shahadati, Rabba kulli shai'in wa malikahu. Ash- hadu an la ilaha illa Anta, a'udhu bika min sharri nafsi, wa sharrish- Shaitani wa shirkihi “ “O Allah! Creator of the heavens and the earth! Knower of the hidden and the exposed! Rubb of everything and every one. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but You. I seek Your Protection from the evil of my own self from the evil of Satan and from the evil of Shirk to which he calls).” The Messenger of Allah (SAW) added: "Recite these words in the morning and the evening and when you go to bed. اللهم فاطر السماوات والأرض عالم الغيب والشهادة، رب كل شيء ومليكه أشهد أن لا إله إلا أنت، أعوذ بك من شر نفسي وشر الشيطان وشركه‏"‏ قال‏:‏ ‏"‏قلها إذا أصبحت، وإذا أمسيت، وإذا أخذت مضجعك (Sunan Abi Dawud) Narrated Anas (RA): When the Messenger of Allah (May peace be upon him) went to his bed, he would say:  الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنَا وَسَقَانَا وَكَفَانَا وَآوَانَا فَكَمْ مِمَّنْ لاَ كَافِيَ لَهُ وَلاَ مُئْوِيَ Praise be to Allah who has fed us, given us drink, satisfied us and given us refuge. Many there are who have no one to provide sufficiency for them, or give them refuge. (Sunan Abi Dawud) Narrated AbulAzhar al-Anmari (RA): When the Messenger of Allah (SAW) went to his bed at night, he would say:  بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذَنْبِي وَأَخْسِئْ شَيْطَانِي وَفُكَّ رِهَانِي وَاجْعَلْنِي فِي النَّدِيِّ الأَعْلَى in the name of Allah, I have laid down my side for Allah. O Allah! forgive me my sin, drive away my devil, free me from my responsibility, and place me in the highest assembly. Abu Dawud said: Abu Hammam al-Ahwazi transmitted it from Thawr. He mentioned Abu Zuhair al-Anmari (instead of Abu al-Azhar). (Sunan Abi Dawud) Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar (RA): When the Messenger of Allah (SAW) went to his bed, he would say:   الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي كَفَانِي وَآوَانِي وَأَطْعَمَنِي وَسَقَانِي وَالَّذِي مَنَّ عَلَىَّ فَأَفْضَلَ وَالَّذِي أَعْطَانِي فَأَجْزَلَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ عَلَى كُلِّ حَالٍ اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ وَمَلِيكَهُ وَإِلَهَ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ Praise be to Allah Who has given me sufficiency, has guarded me, given me food and drink, been most gracious to me, and given to me most lavishly. Praise be to Allah in every circumstance. O Allah! Lord and King of everything, God of everything, I seek refuge in Thee from Hell. (Sunan Abi Dawud) Abdullah b. 'Umar commanded a person that as he went to bed, he should say:  اللَّهُمَّ خَلَقْتَ نَفْسِي وَأَنْتَ تَوَفَّاهَا لَكَ مَمَاتُهَا وَمَحْيَاهَا إِنْ أَحْيَيْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا وَإِنْ أَمَتَّهَا فَاغْفِرْ لَهَا اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَافِيَةَ  " O Allah, Thou created my being and it is for Thee to take it to its ultimate goal. And its death and life is due to Thee, and if Thou givest it life, safeguard it; and if Thou bringst death, grant it pardon. O Allah, I beg of Thee safety."  A person said to him: Did you hear it from Umar? Thereupon he said: (I have heard from one) who is better than Umar, viz. from Allah's Messenger (SAW). Ibn Nafi, reported this on the authority of Abdullah b. Harith but he did not make mention of this" that he heard it himself". (Sahih Muslim) Witr and Qiyamul-layl Credit Image: Ümit Karabayır on Unsplash Narrated Abu Huraira (RA): Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, "Every night when it is the last third of the night, our Lord, the Superior, the Blessed, descends to the nearest heaven and says: Is there anyone to invoke Me that I may respond to his invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone asking My forgiveness so that I may forgive him? (Sahih al-Bukhari) Narrated Abu Umamah (RA): `Amr bin `Abasah reported to me that he heard the Prophet (SAW) say: “The closest that the Lord is to a worshipper is during the last part of the night, so if you are able to be of those who remember Allah in that hour, then do so.” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi) Narrated Abu Umamah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (SAW) was asked: "At what time does the supplication find the greatest response?" He (SAW) replied, "A supplication made during the middle of the last part of the night and after the conclusion of the obligatory prayers." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi) Narrated Al-Aswad (RA): I asked `Aisha (RA) "How is the night prayer of the Prophet?" She replied, "He used to sleep early at night, and get up in its last part to pray, and then return to his bed. When the Mu'adh-dhin pronounced the Adhan, he would get up. If he was in need of a bath he would take it; otherwise he would perform ablution and then go out (for the prayer)." (Sahih al-Bukhari) Narrated Jabir (RA) Messenger of Allah (SAW) said “Whoever among you fears that he will not wake up at the end of the night, let him pray Witr at the beginning of the night, then go to sleep. Whoever hopes that he will wake up at the end of the night, let him pray Witr at the end of the night, for recitation (of the Qur’an) at the end of the night is attended (by the angels), and that is better.” (Sunan Ibn Majah) Narrated ‘Abdur-Rahman bin ‘Abdin Al-Qari: I heard ‘Umar bin Khattab say: ‘The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: ‘Whoever sleeps and misses his daily portion of Qur’an, or any part of it, let him read it between the Fajr prayer and the Zuhr prayer, and it will be recorded as if he had read it during the night.” (Sunan Ibn Majah) Narrated `A'isha (RA): The Prophet (SAW) used to offer his night prayer while I was sleeping across in his bed. Whenever he intended to offer the witr prayer, he used to wake me up and I would offer the witr prayer too. (Sahih al-Bukhari) Narrated from Abu Ad-Darda (RA): Who attributed it to the Prophet (SAW): "Whoever goes to his bed intending to get up and pray qiyam at night, then sleep overwhelms him until morning, will have recorded that which he intended and his sleep is a charity given to him by his Lord, the Mighty and Sublime.” (Sunan an-Nasa'i) Narrated that ‘Aishah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (SAW)) used to sleep during the first part of the night and stay awake during the latter part.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)  Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-`As (RA): Allah's Messenger (SAW) told me, "The most beloved prayer to Allah is that of David and the most beloved fasts to Allah are those of David. He used to sleep for half of the night and then pray for one third of the night and again sleep for its sixth part and used to fast on alternate days. (Sahih al-Bukhari) Dreams Credit Image: Spencer Arquimedes on Unsplash Narrated Jabir (RA): Allah's Messenger (SAW) as saying If anyone sees a dream which he does not like, he should spit on his left side three times, and seek refuge with Allah from the Satan three times, and let him turn over from the side on which he was sleeping. (Sahih Muslim) Narrated Ubadah b. al-Samit (RA): The Messenger of Allah (SAW) as saying; If anyone is alarmed while asleep and he says when awakes: اَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَلاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ “There is no god but Allah alone Who has no partner, to whom dominion belongs, to whom praise is due, and who has power over everything (omnipotent). Glory be to Allah, and praise be to Allah, and there is no god but Allah, and then he prays: O my Lord, forgive me. “ Abu Dawud said : Al-Walid’s version has; and he prays, his prayer will be answered. If he gets up, performs ablution, and prays, his prayer will be accepted. (Sunan Abi Dawud) Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (RA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "If anyone of you sees a dream that he likes, then it is from Allah, and he should thank Allah for it and narrate it to others; but if he sees something else, i.e., a dream that he dislikes, then it is from Satan, and he should seek refuge with Allah from its evil, and he should not mention it to anybody, for it will not harm him." (Sahih al-Bukhari) Afternoon Nap - Qailulah Credit Image: Adi Goldstein on Unsplash Khawwat ibn Jubayr (RA) said: Sleeping during the beginning of the day is stupidity. Sleeping during the middle of the day is good, and sleeping at the last part of it is foolish.  (Al-Adab Al-Mufrad) Narrated Anas bin Malik (RA): We used to offer the Jumu’ah prayer early and then have an afternoon nap. (Sahih al-Bukhari) As-Sa'ib ibn Yazid said,  Umar (RA) used to pass by us in the middle of the day - or near to it - and say, 'Get up and take a midday nap. Any time spent here after this is for shaytan.  (Al-Adab Al-Mufrad) Anas bin Malik (RA) said: They used to gather and then take a midday nap.  (Al-Adab Al-Mufrad) General Tips on Sleeping Better Credit Image: Science in HD on Unsplash Extensive research continues to be done by the science community on sleep and how to sleep better. Here are some of the recommendations from them through those research. How much sleep do you need? According to the National Sleep Foundation the recommended sleep ranges per day are: Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours School age children (6-13): 9-11 hours  Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 hours Younger adults (18-25): 7-9 hours  Adults (26-64): 7-9 hours Older adults (65+): 7-8 hours Here are some recommendations to get better sleep: Take a short midday nap. Limit naps to 15 to 20 minutes in the early afternoon. Stop consuming Caffeine 6–8 hours before sleep. Say no to late-night television. Stop watching TV and turn off any bright lights 2 hours before heading to bed.  Try not to drink any fluids 1–2 hours before going to bed. Exercise daily, but do not perform it too late in the day as this may cause sleep problems. Don't eat late in the evening A relaxing warm bath or shower may help you sleep better. When it’s time to sleep, make sure the room is dark. Evaluate your bedroom to ensure ideal temperature, sound and light. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows. Stick to the same sleep schedule throughout the week, including the weekends. You may refer to this infographic: Let us follow the sunnah of the Prophet (SAW) and incorporate these practices into our daily lives as we carry out our routine act of sleeping. ...

  • 10 Meaningful Activities You Can Do At Home During COVID-19

    Looking for activity ideas here while having a self-isolation at home? You have come to the right place. via GIPHY Before we get into it, to Muslim readers all around the world, may Allah protect you and your families from illnesses and harm. Amin. Countries all over the world are facing the same situation up till this day, fighting against the Coronavirus, known as COVID-19. It is indeed a really unfortunate event, but we must keep our lives going and believe that this only comes temporarily and that the situation will eventually be back to normal. Here, we must appreciate our Governments’ effort to do their best to overcome this unfortunate situation. One of their efforts to deal with the global pandemic is their order to “Stay-at-Home”. Furthermore, most schools and universities now have their classes online. Most companies have also implemented the work from home policy, where employees now work online, aimed at encouraging people to stay at home and avoid going out of their homes unless there is an emergency or unavoidable matters to attend to.  This stay-at-home order has divided us into two groups; namely some of us might enjoy it and some of us who might be struggling with it. However, in this crucial time, our cooperation and commitment to stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus further is essential.  For those of you struggling or having a hard time adjusting to spending most of your time at home, believe this, staying at home can be fun and meaningful! We finally have the time to do the things that we have been procrastinating about back then. So, how could we make this “Stay-at-Home” order fun and meaningful? Here are 10 meaningful activity ideas for you to try!  via GIPHY    1. Read the Quran Credit Image: Masjid Pogung Dalangan on Unsplash Reading the Al-Quran is a stress reliever and can ease our anxiety. In this particular time, it is important for us to take care of our mental health and one way to do so is to recite the Al-Quran and put our hopes and trust back to Allah SWT, our source of strength. In this time, let us surrender to His power and draw ourselves closer to God. Perhaps, in the past some of us had little time to Khatam Al-Quran. Well now, we have all the time to do it! Insha Allah it will be very meaningful for you and also for the world. 2. Salah Sunnah Credit Image: Aamiraimer on Pixabay صَلاَةُ المَرْءِ فِى بَيْتِهِ نُوْرٌ فَنَوِّرُوْا بُيُوْتَكُمْ“A person has a light in his home if he does Salah, so decorate your homes with it.” (Syarh Al-Bukhari, Ibnu Baththal, 5:191, Asy-Syamilah) During this period, we can also perform Salah Sunnah at home and draw ourselves closer to Allah SWT. Performing Wudhu immediately makes us feel more energetic and enlightened, helping us to get through the day better. Let us pray for healing and protection during this tough period. Let there be a light in your homes, Amin. 3. Do a Spring Cleaning Credit Image: CDC on Unsplash  Now that you've got some energy and determination after performing Salah, why not get up and moving and do a spring cleaning? You can always start with your own rooms. By tidying up your rooms, it will look neater and cleaner. Make sure to wipe away all that dust and dirt. Most importantly, remember to wash your hands and take a thorough shower after that! And if you are up for more challenges, go one step further and redecorate your homes. Since you have the time now, there's nothing to lose! You can try redecorating your room for a change and maybe this can be a source of motivation for you! 4. Exercise Credit Image: Jonathan Borba on Unsplash  Let’s get pumped up and work towards that healthy body! Now that you have ample time, you can get that toned abs you've always dreamt of by exercising at home. Just to assure you, you don't exactly need a lot of equipment to do your daily exercise or workout. In fact, there are a tons of online videos and mobile applications available to be downloaded for free that teaches you how to maintain fitness without any equipment. All you need is just an exercise mat. These videos will show you how to do simple workout moves like planks, push-ups, sit-ups and many more. Make sure you choose the most appropriate workout videos for yourself. Let’s get fit and healthy, everybody! 5. Read Books Credit Image: aranprime on Unsplash Remember those books you had bought a couple of months ago but didn't have the time to start reading? Now's the time to look for those books and start on them! Even better, why not challenge yourself and see how many chapters you can reach each day? Or how about making a cup of tea or coffee while diving into the most interesting novel? Such a great idea, right?  For those of you hungry to read even more books, you can place your orders online on websites like Book Depository, Better World Books and many more. They offer free worldwide shipping! Or simply purchase e-books where you can read them from your laptop, smartphone, or on Kindle. Have fun reading fellow bookworms! 6. Reach Out to Your Family and Friends Credit Image: Steinar Engeland on Unsplash This is a tough period for all of us all over the world. While we may have different ways of dealing with this outbreak, be sure to check up on our loved ones and ask them how they're coping with COVID-19 as well as their stay-at-home experience. You can even share your own experiences on how you're dealing with this situation. Remember, sharing is caring; keep your family members and friends updated by sharing your daily experiences and stories. While you're at home, spend more time with your family members, sit down and have a chat about anything under the sun. For those of you living alone, you can always do a group Video Call with your family or friends. Trust me, having a group video call with your friends can just be as exciting as meeting them in person! During this period, you can also connect with those you have not kept in touch for a while. Let's stay connected! 7. Listen to Podcasts Credit Image: Austin Distel on Unsplash Find yourself having a lot of free time? You prefer to take things slow and do activities that are more relaxed and less strenuous? Well, you've come to the right place. Let's start listening to podcasts! There is a wide variety of podcasts that you can listen to; some of the content covered include History, Technology, Religion and Spirituality, TV and Film, to name a few. If you are interested in Islamic or educational podcasts, you can listen to TMV, Salam Girl!, Radiolab, Revolution Health Radio and many more. There are a lot of podcast platforms and mobile applications that you can stream or download podcast content for free. You can listen to any podcasts to get insights, learn some fun facts or discover new knowledge to satisfy your curiosity about the world. Have fun listening to them! 8. Enhance Your Skills and Hobby Credit Image: Mayur on Unsplash  What to not love about all of these free time, because now you can actually start and commit to a hobby, as well as enhance your skills! Do you like singing? Writing? Dancing? Painting? Or maybe cooking? Well now, one of the most meaningful things to do for your well-being at home is to enhance your skills. If you have a skill or hobby that you have neglected for a while because you were busy with school, college or work, now is the perfect time to get on to it and dive in into your creativity realm. If you have always dreamt of becoming a barista, wanting to try out new coffee recipes and mix but never had the time to, why not try making the viral Dalgona Coffee in your kitchen? Snap a picture or two once you're done making it and share your achievement with your family or friends. And if you like writing, maybe you should write a journal or poetry to express yourselves. You can either write it for yourself to see or upload it online! No harm showing off that hidden writing skills right? Time to get those creative juices flowing, peeps! 9. Learn A New Skill Credit Image: Dan Gold on Unsplash Now that you have enhanced your skills and hobby, picking up a new skill can be as interesting and meaningful. Like learning a new language for example! I heard that French is pretty fun to learn, or maybe you could try learning Spanish? Mandarin? Or Arabic? The best part about learning a language is that you are no longer limited to language textbooks or guidebooks as there are many online materials for you to choose from. You can download online applications and learn languages for free or you even watch language lessons online on YouTube. Isn't technology amazing?  Learning something new could keep you productive and challenge your mind. Picking up a new skill isn't only limited to learning a new language - you can also acquire new skills in the Arts, such as handicraft, music or dancing. We assure you that there are a lot of online platforms and mobile applications available to be downloaded for free to help you acquire these new skills. Never stop learning!  10. Plan a Future Trip Credit Image: oxana v on Unsplash  Last but not least, why not plan a future trip while you're at home? Being self-isolated must have made you feel really thirsty for travelling, especially if you are a travel junkie. Now that you have the time, you can arrange and plan a future trip with your family or friends. Planning a perfect trip requires great preparation and research. With the situation right now, it so happened that you have all the time in the world to do proper research and planning for your next destination. If you are planning a trip with your friends after this whole situation gets better, video call them and share travel itinerary. Isn't planning for a trip one of the best part about travelling? Try reading HalalTrip’s Trips-pirations to get insights on travel trends of 2020 and plan your future trip with us!    That’s all from us, the top 10 meaningful activities you can do at home during the COVID-19 situation. Stay safe and stay at home, readers! via GIPHY We hope that the situation improves soon, and may Allah SWT protect, forgive and guide us to get through this COVID-19 situation. Let us have a moment to perform a dua: “ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ وَالْجُنُونِ وَالْجُذَامِ وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الأَسْقَامِ‏” “ALLAHUMMA INNI AUDHUBIKA MINAL BARSI, WAL JUNOONI, WALJUZAAMI, WA MIN SAYYIL ASQAAM.” Meaning: “Oh Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and evil diseases.” —Sunan Abu Dawood, Hadith 1554 Amin ya rabbal ‘alamin....

  • Green World NanGang | A Revitalizing Experience In Taipei

    Ever dream of being surrounded by the natural view of greenery, waking up to the lovely morning breeze gently touching your face? Green World NanGang is the place! Green World NanGang is inspired by the idea of forest. As you walk towards the lobby, you will feel as though you've entered the enchanting woods. Not only that, the hotel’s caring services, facilities, and comfortable space allows you to relax whether you are on a business trip or vacation. The diverse facilities and services can fulfill your needs on your journey in Taipei. Isn't that captivating? Also Read: 5 Travel Tips for Muslim Tourists in Taiwan via GIPHY Hotel Features Credit Image: Green World NanGang Green World NanGang is the perfect choice for meetings and events given its prime location; it is situated near Nangang Exhibition Hall and within walking distance from Nangang Station for THSR/TRA/Taipei Metro. It offers multi-functional meeting rooms with great lighting and an open space of high elevated ceiling and a venue for events of numerous scales like seminars, symposiums, lectures and many more. To ensure the maximum comfort for guests, customized conference and culinary services, accommodations, and free parking can also be arranged as tailored packages. Green World NanGang aims to ensure that your event will be a blissful success.  Rooms Credit Image: Green World NanGang Credit Image: Green World NanGang This hotel has four types of rooms. Namely, Deluxe room, City View Triple room, Standard room, and Superior room. Each rooms are equipped with the most comfortable and warm beddings that is sure to recharge you after a long day of work or exploring. The toiletries and teatime snacks that are prepared with a personal touch will further ease your mind. The unlimited and good wifi connection will let you complete your work without any interruptions. Every room also includes hotel essentials such as an in-room safe box, free bottled water, towels, refrigerator, slippers, and hairdryer. Muslim-Friendly Hotel Green World NanGang is a Muslim-friendly hotel in Taipei City, Taiwan, belonging to the Green World Hotels group. It had received a certificate for Muslim Friendly Hotels from the Chinese Muslim Association during the Achievement Press Conference, with other Green World Hotels Group, and has also been given a crescentrating of 5. Muslim-Friendly Features  Green World NanGang is dedicated in providing a Muslim-friendly sleeping and culinary environment to attract more Muslim tourists. Green World NanGang has thus ensured that all their staff are well-trained on guests requirements. Prayer direction are marked in the room and prayer mats are also available upon request, with the room toilets fitted with Japanese washstand.  As for dining options, Green World NanGang has a Halal-certified kitchen and restaurant; Halal breakfast and Halal room service can be served. Besides that, the hotel does not have a night club and does not serve alcohol. Also Read: Spring City Resort | Serenity In The Hot Springs Of Taipei Nearby Halal Restaurants Credit Image: Khana Khazana on Facebook Khana Khazana Indian Restaurant The Khana Khazana Indian Restaurant serves reasonably-priced authentic Indian Cuisines. It is within walking distance to the Taipei City Hall and about 6km away from the Green World NanGang Hotel. It is open every day at 11:00 - 14:30, and at 17:00 - 22:30. Address: 1F, No. 366, Section 1, Keelung Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan. Website | Facebook Nearby Mosque  The nearest mosque is the Taipei Grand Mosque which is about 10km from the hotel.  Taipei Grand Mosque Address: No. 62, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road, Da'an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10650. Contact: +886-2-2321-9445 Family-Friendly Services Credit Image: Green World NanGang This hotel is not only Muslim-friendly but also family-friendly, particularly for parents with small children. Green World NanGang has prepared comprehensive services and amenities for infants so that parents can travel with their children with ease. Infant beds, milk warmers, baby tubs, diapers, and prams are some of the few services available.Also Read: Roaming Around Taipei, Taiwan & Looking For A Mosque? We Got You!   If I were you, I would right away book a room here at Green World NanGang. The beautiful natural greenery surrounding the hotel, coupled with various Muslim-friendly facilities is enough to take my heart away. I suppose it is the same for you too, yeah? via GIPHY So what are you waiting for, book now! Address: No.528, Section 7, Zhongxiao East Road, Nangang District, Taipei City 115, Taiwan. Contact: +886-2-2789-3009 Website ...



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