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« on: Oct 29, 2012 05:43 AM »


Salam,

Well ppl make Dua for us!! Looks like the whole East Coast is going to get hit. I saw they're putting sandbags down everywhere in NYC. Some aisles in Wal-mart looked like zombies had attacked lol! We had a huge storm like this Oct 4, 1987 and it knocked out power for a week. Was fun when we were kids cuz we didn't have school for a week!! Guess we'll see what happens now... stay safe everyone!!  hug
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« Reply #1 on: Oct 29, 2012 09:45 AM »

Just stopping in to let everyone on here on the east coast know I'm thinking of them
and will be making dua for everyone's safety. Please post during this storm if you can
and let us know how things are doing.
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 29, 2012 12:05 PM »

May Allah keep you all safe.
 
As Sr Blessedgrandma says let us know how you all are inshallah

And when My servants question thee concerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them hear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright. Surah 2  Verse 186
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 29, 2012 12:43 PM »

Just what did Frank do that all monsters and disasters are named after him?

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« Reply #4 on: Oct 29, 2012 12:59 PM »

Frankenstein created a monster from body parts. Frankenstein's monster has become synonymous with monstrous things. A monster ain't monstrous unless its as scary as Frankenstein's monster.

And when My servants question thee concerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them hear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright. Surah 2  Verse 186
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« Reply #5 on: Oct 29, 2012 03:50 PM »

A.A.

Stay safe East Coast People.

You are in our duas...


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« Reply #6 on: Oct 29, 2012 09:33 PM »

Lol Fozia.

Storm images look scary Sad

Thoughts and prayers
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« Reply #7 on: Oct 29, 2012 10:11 PM »

Will remember you in my duas.
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« Reply #8 on: Oct 30, 2012 04:24 AM »

Assalaamualikum,

Hope everyone is safe.
Not very happy pics coming up on news channels and newspapers here.
Stay safe.Prayers shall continue inshaAllah.
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« Reply #9 on: Oct 30, 2012 08:41 AM »

A.A.

Death toll rising in Cuba!

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/10/hurricane-sandy-in-photos/100395/

They keep posting pics as they come...




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« Reply #10 on: Oct 30, 2012 02:03 PM »

now that i have watched pics and read news that I know how terrible a thing this is!!  i hadn't percieved it to be this serious  earlier.....  Sad
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« Reply #11 on: Oct 30, 2012 04:18 PM »

Salam,

Alhamdulilah the storm pretty much passed us. All we got were major wind and a little bit of rain!! We are truly lucky. NYC got the brunt of this storm and it's a major disaster area down there! Praying for everyone. Stay safe!!
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« Reply #12 on: Oct 31, 2012 01:13 AM »

Yeah the subway flooding is so eery, as I was just there....and to see Manhatten in the dark!

Also, kinda sad that those fake pics were circulating and fooling even full grown adults!

Did check in with my family there, they are fine.


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« Reply #13 on: Oct 31, 2012 05:45 AM »

A beautiful reflection from a friend. A tree fell into her living room right at the spot she had been sitting!! SubhanAllah.

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ver question why. They never question God's intentions or wills. They still praise him and thank him for their blessings instead of complaining about their losses. They say you should count your blessings, but wee would be counting an infinite number till the day we die. Alhamdulillah, we are alive and well with a little inconvenience that insha'allah will be resolved with some time and patience.  Please keep all those less fortunate than all of us in your prayers always. May Allah alleviate the sufferings and hardships of his servants. I am so humbled and so very grateful. Fa inna ma3al 3osri yusra, inna ma3al 3osri yusra
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« Reply #14 on: Oct 31, 2012 06:09 AM »

Another nice reflection:

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The Only Shelter in a Storm
by Yasmin Mogahed

It’s never easy to stand when the storm hits. As soon as it starts raining, lightning shortly follows. Dark clouds replace the sun and all you can see are the waves of an ocean, once calm, surrounding you. No longer able to find your way, you reach out for help.

You begin by calling the coast guard. No reply. You try again to redirect the boat. No use. You look for the lifeboat. It’s gone. You reach for a life jacket. Torn. Finally after you’ve exhausted every means, you turn your face upward.

And ask God.

But there’s something completely unique about this moment. At this instant, you experience something you otherwise could only theorize about: true tawheed. Oneness. See, on shore, you may have called on God. But you called on Him along with so many others. You may have depended on God. But you depended on Him along with so many other handholds. But for this singular moment, everything else is closed. Everything. There is nothing left to call on. Nothing left to depend on. But Him.

And that’s the point.

Do you ever wonder why when you’re most in need, every door you seek of the creation remains closed? You knock on one, but it’s slammed shut. So you go to another. It’s also shut. You go from door to door, knocking, pounding on each one, but nothing opens. And even those doors you had once depended on, suddenly shut. Why? Why does that happen?

See, we humans have certain qualities which God knows well. We are constantly in a state of need. We are weak. But, we are also hasty and impatient. When we are in trouble, we will be pushed to seek assistance. And that’s the design. Why would we seek shelter if it’s sunny and the weather is nice? When does one seek refuge? It is when the storm hits. So Allah subahanahu wa ta`ala (exlated is He) sends the storm; He makes the need through a created situation, so that we will be driven to seek shelter.

But when we do seek assistance, because of our impatience, we seek it in what is near and what seems easy. We seek it in what we can see and hear and touch. We look for shortcuts. We seek help in the creation, including our own selves. We look for help in what seems closest. And isn’t that exactly what dunya (worldly life) is? What seems near. The word ‘dunya’ itself means ‘that which is lower’. Dunya is what seems closest. But, this is only an illusion.

There is something closer.

Think for a moment about what’s nearest to you. If asked this question, many would say it is the heart and the self that are nearest. But, Allah (swt) says:

50:16

“It was We Who created man, and We know what dark suggestions his nafs (self) makes to him: for We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein,” (Qur’an 50:16).

In this verse, Allah (swt) begins by showing us that He knows our struggles. There is comfort in knowing that someone sees our struggles. He knows what our own self calls us to. But He is closer. He is closer than our own self and what it calls for.  He is closer than our jugular vein. And why the jugular? What is so striking about this part of us? The jugular vein is the most important vein that brings blood to the heart. If severed, we die almost immediately. It is literally our lifeline. But Allah (swt) is closer. Allah (swt) is closer than our own life, than our own Self, than our own nafs. And He is closer than the most important pathway to our heart.

In another verse, Allah (swt) says:
8:24

“O ye who believe! give your response to Allah and His Messenger, when He calleth you to that which will give you life; and know that Allah cometh in between a man and his heart, and that it is He to Whom ye shall (all) be gathered,” (Qur’an 8:24).

Allah (swt) knows we have a nafs. Allah knows we have a heart. Allah knows that these things drive us. But Allah tells us that He is closer to us than even these. So when we reach for other than Him, we are not only reaching for what is weaker, we are also reaching past what is closer, for what is further and more distant. Subhan Allah (Glory be to God).

So since this is our nature, as Allah (swt) knows best, He protects and redirects us by keeping all other doors of refuge closed during the storm. He knows that behind each false door is a drop. And if we enter it, we will fall. In His mercy, He keeps those false doors closed.

In His mercy, He sent the storm itself to make us seek help. And then knowing that we’re likely to get the wrong answer, He gives us a multiple choice exam with only one option to choose from: the correct answer.  The hardship itself is ease.  By taking away all other handholds, all other multiple choice options, He has made the test simple.

It’s never easy to stand when the storm hits. And that’s exactly the point. By sending the wind, He brings us to our knees: the perfect position to pray.

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« Reply #15 on: Oct 31, 2012 09:31 AM »

MashaAllah.Such great reflections.Times like these are God's ways to test His servants and may He be pleased with everyone and relieve them of all hardships.
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 01, 2012 04:53 AM »

"irony in our age"

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NEW YORK (AP) — The people gathered around the side of a building on Third Avenue looked like refugees huddled around a campfire. But instead of crackling flames, their warmth came from more advanced technology: a power strip that had been offered to charge cellphones.

 
New Yorkers search for food, water and electricity
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« Reply #17 on: Nov 01, 2012 07:34 PM »

Funny...



Help! Hurricane Sandy Forces 20-Somethings To Live With, Talk To Parents


Parents in New York City are discovering what it ultimately takes to get their 20-something children to come over for a nice quiet evening at home: the prospect of living without power, water or Internet in their own downtown apartments.

With lower Manhattan plunged into darkness by Hurricane Sandy and power still far from being restored, many young New Yorkers are fleeing their homes in hip, downtown neighborhoods and trudging back home to their parents' in search of a flushing toilet, Internet connection and a place to charge their phones.

In return, mom and dad are finally getting a chance to grill their children about their marriage prospects and career ambitions. Given that subways remain on the fritz, many businesses are still shuttered and most New York apartments are tiny, there's nowhere to hide.

"When there's nothing to talk about, it becomes 'What else can we bother Arzi about?'" said Arzi Rachman, a freelance PR specialist who has been living with his mother and aunt in Queens since Saturday. "I've been getting a lot of the regular, 'Hey, you're in your mid-20s. What are you doing with your life? Are you married? Why not?'"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/31/hurricane-sandy-aftermath-cool-kids_n_2050905.html?utm_hp_ref=technology&ir=Technology
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« Reply #18 on: Nov 06, 2012 06:45 AM »

Heard there is another storm coming up in the US. Sad

How far is this true?Hope everyone is safe.
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« Reply #19 on: Nov 09, 2012 07:23 PM »

Salaam all,
Some craziness for sure and definately  worthy of reflections, actions and movement...Time to think about a lot of things. Alhamdulilah my family wasnt too much impacted, other than the commuting nightmare, gas shortages etc. I was supposed to go to the Bahamas but that trip was canceled...needless to say, that's not such a big deal.

One thing after the other here...very twilight zonish for sure. Hope all are well..

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« Reply #20 on: Nov 09, 2012 09:19 PM »

Alhumdulillah glad you & your family are safe & well inshallah sis.

And when My servants question thee concerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them hear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright. Surah 2  Verse 186
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