Apr 30, 2009

Cool thoughts

Practice makes perfect.....
But nobody's perfect.....
So why practice?

Money is not everything.
There's MasterCard & Visa.

One should love animals.
They are so tasty.

Behind every successful man, there is a woman
And behind every unsuccessful man, there are two.

Every man should marry.
After all, happiness is not the only thing in life.

The wise never marry...
And when they marry they become otherwise.

Success is a relative term.
It brings so many relatives.

Never put off the work till tomorrow what you can put off today.

Love is photogenic - It needs darkness to develop

Children in backseats cause accidents - Accidents in backseats cause children

"Your future depends on your dreams" - So go to sleep

There should be a better way to start a day - Than waking up every morning

"Hard work never killed anybody" - But why take the risk !

"Work fascinates me" - I can look at it for hours!

God made relatives; - Thank God we can choose our friends.

When two's company, - three's the result!
The more you learn, the more you know,
The more you know, the more you forget
The more you forget, the less you know - So... Why learn.

A bus station is where a bus stops.
A train station is where train stops.
On my desk, I have a work station.... what more can I say.

Apr 29, 2009

Snips from news

friendi Mobile has lunched its services in Oman.
H H Tania Al Said won Personality award at GGC Environment Award.
Oman Mobile Vs Nawras in Mobile Broadband internet.

A Quick Refresher - Sunnahs of Sleeping

Sunnahs of Sleeping of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [Peace be upon him]
  • To sleep in the state of Wudhu.
  • To make the bed yourself.
  • Dust the bed thrice before retiring to bed.
  • One should change into some other clothes (e.g.pyjamas ) before going to sleep.
  • It is Sunnah to sleep immediately after Isha Salaah.
  • To apply surmah in both the eyes.
  • To brush the teeth with a miswaak.
  • To sleep on the right hand side.
  • To sleep with the right palm under the right cheek.
  • To keep the knees slightly bent when sleeping.
  • To sleep on a bed or to sleep on the floor are both sunnah.
  • To face Qiblah, if possible.
  • To recite Surah Mulk, before sleeping.
  • To recite Ayatul Kursi.
  • To recite Surah Ikhlaas, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas before sleeping 3 times and thereafter blow over the entire body thrice.
  • Recite Tasbeeh-e-Fathima before sleeping.( i.e. 33 X Subhan Allah 33 X Alhamdulillah and 34 X Allahu Akbar).
  • To recite the dua before sleeping. ( i.e. Bi ismik allahumma amutu wa ahya )
  • To wake up for Tahajjud Salaah.

Apr 28, 2009

Wall Street Explained

This is the simple version.........

If you have difficulty understanding the current world financial
situation, the following should help...

Once upon a time in a village somewhere, a man announced to the
villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10.

The villagers seeing there were many monkeys around, went out to the
forest and started catching them.
The man bought thousands at $10, but, as the supply started to diminish,
the villagers stopped their efforts.

The man further announced that he would now buy at $20. This renewed the
efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again.

Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to
their farms. The offer rate increased to $25 and the supply of monkeys
became so little that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone
catch it!

The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50! However, since
he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now act
as buyer, on his behalf.

In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers: 'Look at
all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will
sell them to you at $35 and when he returns from the city, you can sell
them back to him for $50.'

The villagers squeezed together their savings and bought all the

Then they never saw the man or his assistant again, only monkeys
everywhere! Welcome to WALL STREET!

Apr 27, 2009

No comment

I am a bit frustrated about things, which does not effecting me personally, but religiously. I am trying not to post, as people from other religions as well as countries may get offended but I have just that they are the only direct example.

I just realized that some and not all Muslims getting married to non-Abrahamic religions, its didn't start now or the current generation, but its been there for generations before I was even born. I realized it may be either lack of faith in God i.e. Iman.

The Iman has 6 articles:
1. Belief in God (Allah), the one and only one worthy of all worship (tawhid).
2. Belief in the Angels (mala'ika).
3. Belief in the Books (kutub) sent by God (including the Qur'an).
4. Belief in all the Prophets (nabi) and Messengers (rusul) sent by God.
5. Belief in the Day of Judgment (qiyama) and in the Resurrection (life after death).
6. Belief in Destiny (Fate) (qadar) (Shia divine justice).

The Qur'an stated about marriage, but it seems some of the Muslims either they lack of guidance or they don't have the faith.

I personally know a woman who follows an unabrahamic religion, who got married to Muslim man in Islamic country, the marriage ceremony was held privately and in both religions with the blessing of both family, I was shocked when I found out.

People may say, it's their life, but as far as I know, they are living in sin. Once an Arab and Muslim woman told me she would agree to marry man, who follows a non-abrahamic religion and she may practice his religion as long as she doesn't belive in it, it's just acting.

That't all for now, let me move to another topic , RT @amjad248: http://tinyurl.com/d5fbal - Omani creates robots out of junk.

RT ~ ReTwit.

A Quick Refresher - Sunnahs of drinking

Sunnahs of drinking of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [Peace be upon him]
  • A Muslim should drink with the right hand. Shaytaan Drinks with the left hand.
  • Sit and drink.
  • Recite "Bismillah" before drinking.
  • After drinking say "Alhamdullilah".
  • Drink in 3 breaths removing the utensil from the mouth after each sip.
  • Do not drink directly from the jug or bottle. One should pour the contents into a glass first and then drink.

Apr 26, 2009


One day an employee sends a letter to his boss asking for an increase in his salary !!!

Dear Bo$$
In thi$ life, we all need $ome thing mo$t de$ perately. I think you $hould be under$tanding the need$ of u$. We are worker$ who have given $o much $upport including $weat and $ervice to your company ..
I am $ure you will gue$ what I meant and re$ pond $oon .

Your$ $incerely,


The next day, the employee received this letter of reply :

Dear Husam,
I kNOw you have been working very hard. NOw a days, NOthing much has changed. You must have NOticed that our company is NOt doing NOticably well . NOw the newspapers are saying the world's leading ecoNOmists are NOt sure if the United States may go into aNOther recession. After the NOvember presidential elections things may turn bad . I have NOthing mo r e to add NOw. You kNOw what I mean .
---- Your Boss.

Apr 25, 2009

A Quick Refresher - Sunnahs of Eating

Sunnahs of Eating of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [Peace be upon him]
  • Sit while eating.
  • Spread out a cloth on the floor first before eating..
  • Wash both hands up to the wrists before eating.
  • Recite "Bismillah wa'la barakatillah" aloud.
  • Eat with the right hand.
  • Eat from the side that is in front of you.
  • If a morsel of food falls down, pick it up, clean it and eat it.
  • Do not find or announce fault with the food.
  • While eating, sit with either both knees on the ground or one knee raised or both knees raised.
  • Clean the plate and other utensils thoroughly after eating.
  • By doing this, the utensils make dua for one's forgiveness.
  • Recite dua after eating. (Al hamdu lillahi ladhi atamana saqana wa jaalna minal musalamin)
  • After meals wash both the hands.
  • Eat with three fingers if possible.
  • One should not eat very hot food.
  • Do not blow on the food.
  • After eating one should lick his fingers.

Apr 24, 2009

I Have Learned That

I've Learned...
That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've Learned...
That when you're in love, it shows.

I've Learned...
That just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.

I've Learned...
That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I've Learned...
That being kind is more important than being right.

I've Learned...
That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've Learned...
That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.

I've Learned...
That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've Learned...
That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I've Learned...
That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I've Learned...
That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

I've Learned...
That money doesn't buy class.

I've Learned...
That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've Learned...
That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've Learned...
That the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?

I've Learned...
That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I've Learned...
That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I've Learned...
That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've Learned...
That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I've Learned...
That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I've Learned...
That there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.

I've Learned...
That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I've Learned...
That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've Learned...
That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I've Learned...
That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've Learned...
That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her, one more time, before she passed away.

I've Learned...
That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I've Learned...
That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've Learned...
That I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.

I've Learned...
That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've Learned...
That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've Learned...
That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life-threatening situation.

I've Learned...
That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

Apr 23, 2009

Is My Times UP?

A 54 year old woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near death experience.

Seeing God she asked 'Is my time up?'

God said, 'No, you have another 43 years, 2 months and 8 days to live.'

Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a face-lift, liposuction, breast implants and a tummy tuck. She even had someone come in and change her hair colour and brighten her teeth! Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well make the most of it.

After her last operation, she was released from the hospital. While crossing the street on her way home, she was killed by an ambulance.

Arriving in front of God, she demanded, 'I thought you said I had another 43 years? Why didn't you pull me from out of the path of the ambulance?'

God replied: 'I didn't recognize you.'

Apr 22, 2009


"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, It empties today of its strength."

What makes me weak? My fears.....

What makes me whole? My God.

What keeps me standing? My faith.

What makes me compassionate? My selflessness..

What makes me honest? My integrity.

What sustains my mind? My quest for knowledge.

What teaches me all lessons? My mistakes.

What lift's my head high? My pride, not arrogance.

What if I can't go on? Not an option.

What makes me victorious? My courage to climb.

What makes me competent? My confidence .

What makes me sensual? My insatiable essence..

What makes me beautiful? My everything.

What makes me a woman? My heart .

Who says I need love? I do.

What empowers me? My God & Me.


Apr 20, 2009

Its hot

I haven't been writing allot lately, as most of my posts have been pre-schadulled for the past week and may continue until 1st week of May.

I am kind off busy as well as recovering from cold & back ache, resulted of long hours of sitting infront of laptop screen work& home. Been advised to be off the laptop for 2 weeks at home, but I'm back to work & trying my best not to brawse via my mobile.

I am out & trying to kill time by writing this post, as I miss reading & tweeting, I also miss my tweeps. I was tempted to read their posts but I stopped my self as I know I'll start responding to their posts.

That's all for now, enjoy my posts from my inbox. It's the Alasr prayer time now, how lovely to hear the muathin & the sound of the waves, its so relaxing but the weather is too hot, I am out of my mind to sit outside.


Apr 19, 2009

Little Johnny

One day Lil Johny says to his father:

I want to get married.

Father: Oh, so do you have someone special in your mind?

Johny: Yes , Grandma

Father: What? There is a problem now, you want to marry my Mother?

Johny: Why not? You married my mother


L.Johnny: Can I go to the toilet?

Teacher: Johhny, MAY I go to the toilet?

L.Johnny: But I asked first!


Summer vacation was over and the teacher asked Little Johnny about his family trip. "We visited my grandmother in Minneapolis , Minnesota ."

The teacher asked, "Good, can you tell the class how you spell that?"

Little Johnny said, "Actually, we went to Ohio ."


"Johnny, did your Mother help you with your homework last night?" the teacher asked.

"No, she did it all," Little Johnny replied.


"Dad," said Little Johnny, "I'm late for football practice. Would you please do my homework for me?"

Little Johnny's father said irately, "Son, it just wouldn't be right."

"That's okay," replied Little Johnny "At least you could try, right?"


Teacher: If you had one dollar and you asked your father for another, how many dollars would you have?

Little Johnny: One dollar.

Teacher(sadly): You don't know your arithmetic.

Little Johnny (sadly): You don't know my father


Teacher: "Hello boys, Remember!!! Nothing is impossible."

Little Johnny: "OK sir, could you please squeeze out all the toothpaste and put back it into the tube again."


Little Johnny: Mum, when I was on the bus with Dad this morning, he made me give up my seat to a lady.

Mum: Well, you have done the right thing.

Little Johnny: But mum, I was sitting on daddy's lap

Apr 18, 2009

We only see what we want to see

My cousin and several friends dropped me an email with the below link and comment.

Click at the hyperlink and see the how people live in the real world, and thank God for what you have.


This happens in every country.

Go to
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/poll/1,,661-5037790,00.html and vote 'No' for banning Hijab.

Apr 16, 2009

What to do when you are trapped in a lift?

I received this forwarding mail from my cousin, to sure if it is true or not, but thought to share it with you.

What to do when you are trapped in a lift?

We never know when and where accidents will happen to us OR people around us. Read on and hope this piece of information may help any of us when things do happen to ourselves, our friends and our loved ones.

One day, while in a lift, it suddenly broke down and it was falling from level 13 at a fast speed. Fortunately, I remembered watching a TV program that taught you must quickly press all the buttons for all the levels. Finally, the lift stopped at the 5th level. When you are facing life and death situations, whatever decisions or actions you make decides your survival. If you are caught in a lift breakdown, first thought in mind may be 'waiting to die'...

But after reading below, things will definitely be different the next time you are caught in a lift.

First – Quickly press all the different levels of buttons in the lift.

Second – Hold on tight to the handle (if there is any).

Third – Lean your back and head against the wall forming a straight line.

Fourth – Bend your knees. Reason – When the lift falls, you will not know when it will hit the ground, and it may result in whole body bone fracture.

Point 1 – When the emergency electricity supply is being activated, it will stop the lift from falling further.

Point 2 – It is to support your position and prevent you from falling or getting hurt when you lost your balance.

Point 3 – Leaning against the wall is to use it as a support for your back/spine as protection.

Point 4 – Ligament is a flexible, connective tissue. It can be attached to the bone part of the activities, but limit the scope of their activities in order to avoid injury. Thus, the impact of fractured bones will be minimised from the severe pressure during fall.

For everyone, do send out this piece of information to all you care.

Apr 15, 2009

For Everyone's Boss- Valid till Recession

Beside the hilarious illustration, an Omani Acting Sub/Lieutenant Saud bin Ali Al Tamtami of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), has honorary been awarded the Queen Award and the British Navy Award. Al Tamtami has also bagged more prizes an awards during his studies including Navigation Award and Award of the French Academy for Navigation and Marine Arts.

About cybercrimes, The Police Central e-crime Unit raided addresses in London suspected to be part of an European cybercrime operation.

Re-Twitter @kishorcariappa: Oman sets rules for pet walking. http://tinyurl.com/dhr3gp, which I found it odd and illogical for walking pats between 10AM and 3PM in such hot climate. Is it a way or a sign for discourage people especially expatriates to own dogs, People are talking about it too in Omanforum, a local forum under the 'Dog Walking in Oman'.

Another Re-Twitter @
kishorcariappa: How bloggers are making money. http://is.gd/s7e4.

Apr 14, 2009

A Letter To My Bank

Another Hilarius email from Sunil, enjoy it.

Dear Sir:

In view of what seems to be happening internationally with
banks at the moment, I was wondering if you could advise me.

If one of my checks is returned marked -

"Insufficient Funds,"

- is this referring to me or to you?


Your confused client

Apr 13, 2009


Sunil has emailed me this logical with a comment:
Lateral thinking.
Thank you in advance for your time, to read the 12 logical thoughts.

  1. If time doesn't wait for you, don't worry! Just remove the damn battery from the clock and Enjoy life!
  2. Expecting the world to treat u fairly because u r a good person is like expecting the lion not to attack u because u r a vegetarian. Think about it.
  3. Beauty isn't measured by outer appearance and what clothes we wear, but what we are inside. So, try going out naked tomorrow and see the admiration!
  4. Don't walk as if you rule the world, walk as if you don't care who rules the world! Now that's Attitude…!!!
  5. Every lady hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did!!!
  6. He was a good man. He never smoked, drank & had no affairs. When he died, the insurance company refused the claim. They said, he who never lived, cannot die!
  7. A man threw his wife in a pond of Crocodiles? He's now being harassed by the Animal Rights Activists for being cruel to the Crocodiles!
  8. So many options for suicide: Poison, sleeping pills, hanging, jumping from a building, lying on train tracks, but we chose Marriage, slow & sure!
  9. Only 20 percent girls have brains, the rest have boyfriends!
  10. All desirable things in life are either illegal, banned, expensive or married to someone else!
  11. Laziness is our biggest enemy- Jawaharlal Nehru. We should learn to love our enemies- Mahatma Gandhi So, now you do the math
  12. 10% of road accidents are due to drunken driving. Which makes it a logical statement that 90% of accidents are due to driving without drinking!

A Side Dua'a
This is a complete & concise dua'a to be repeatedly recited for any need.

الحمدلله على كل نعمة، و استغفر الله من كل ذنبٍ و اسئله من كُلِ خيرٍ و اعوذ بالله من كلِ شرٍ

"Bismillahi rahmani rahim, Alhamdo lillahii ala kulle ne'ema,wa astaghfirullaha min kullay zambin,wa asaluha min kulle khair,wa a'uzu billahi min kulle shar"

Translation in English:
Thank you Allah swt for all the blessings ,Oh Allah Forgive all our sins,give us all that is good & keep us away from all that is bad.

A quite
A nice quote my friend wrote as a status in facebook, which I loved it and want to share it with you.

"Every job is a self - portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence."

Have a nice day.

Apr 12, 2009

Qiyamat's Near

I received this from Fatima, an extended family member and I want to share it with everyone about the Signs of Qiyamah (the Day of Judgment). Sorry for the Arabic characters.

Assalaamu Alaykum,

Please read it carefully and forward others May Allah reward you the Paradise!

Think about it ....

Are you going to forward this, or delete it Just remember-Allah is watching you.

When you receive this, say a prayer (دعاء(for the person that sent it to you....

There are no costs, but wonderful rewards(مكافأة عظيمة).

Let's continue praying for one another.

As we look at this article we realize how true the Messenger (P. B.U.H) was these signs were prophesized 1400 years ago!!!

Take a look.... Now this is scary(مخيف) but so TRUE!!!!

Ø Camels will no longer be used as a means of transport;

Ø People will ride on saddles(المركبات الفاخرة) that aren't saddles (cars?)

Ø The distance on earth will become short; تم طي المسافات

Ø Horses will not be used in wars;

Ø Muslims will defeat the Byzantines which will end with the conquest of Constantinople( Istanbul )

Ø The Jews will gather again to live in Bilad Canaan; (بلاد كنعان)

Ø Very tall buildings will be built; (أبراج منتشرة في جميع أنحاء العالم)

Ø The disappearance of knowledge(زوال العلم) and the appearance of ignorance, (ظهور الجهل)with much killing;

Ø Adultery(الزنا) will become widespread, and the drinking of wine will become common;

Ø The number of men will decrease and the number of women will increase until there are 50 women to be looked after by one man.

Ø Islam will become worn out (بالية و رثة)like clothes are, until no one will know what fasting, prayer, charity and rituals (شعائر)are;

Ø Allah will send a disease to fornicators (الزانى)that will have no cure (Aids?);

Ø People will begin to believe in the stars and reject AL QADAR (THE DIVINE DECREE OF DESTINYالقضاء و القدر);

Ø Men will pass by people's graves and say: 'Would that I was in his place'; (large amount of suicidal deathsوفيات انتحارية?)

Ø The Euphrates will uncover a mountain of gold for which people will fight over (the river of Alfurat that lies near Syria );

Ø Two large groups of people will fight one another, and there will be many casualties; they will both be following the same religion (World War III?);

Ø Approximately 30 DAJJALS دجّالون will appear, each one claiming to be the messenger of ALLAH;

Ø Earthquakes زلازل will increase;

Ø Time will pass quickly;

Ø Afflictions أمراض و بلاويwill appear;

Ø Killing will increase;

Ø Wealth will increase;

Ø Women will be wearing clothes but not wearing clothes التعري كما نراه


Ø When any gain is shared out only among the rich, with no benefit to the poor;

Ø When a trust (أمانة)becomes a means of making profit ;

Ø When paying ZAKKAT becomes a burden;

Ø When voices (رفع أصوات كما نشاهده الآن)are raised in the mosque;

Ø When the leader of a people is the worst of them;

Ø When people treat a man with respect because what he may do;

Ø When much wine is drunk; red wind or the earth swallow them, or to be transformed into animals.'


Ø THE GREATER SIGNS علامات كبرىOF THE HOUR The Quran will disappear in one night, even from the people's hearts, and no Ayyah will be left on earth. (Some groups of old people will be left who will say: 'We heard of fathers' saying 'LAILLAHA ILLA ALLAH' so we repeat it)

Ø The appearance of the MAHDI;

Ø The appearance of the DAJJAL (Anti Christ);

Ø The appearance of Ya'juj and Ma'juj (biblical Gog and Magog);

Ø Isa (Jesus) will come during the time of Dajjal;

Ø The rising of the Sun from the west;

Ø The destruction of the Ka'ba and the recovery of its treasures;

Ø The smoke.

Apr 11, 2009

Clean up day

Monday, was a day for me to clear up my inbox (email) from all the junk mails & forwarding from friends and co-workers.

I managed to delete nearly 1000 mails, which weren't relevant to work and some of them I sent it to my personal email in order to post it at my beloved journal to share it with you.

At some point I wanted to keep some of the religious mails but I felt its been there for over a year and I won't read it.

I attended an advanced related course from Tuesday to Thursday, which was good for me, had brainstorm of some ideas related to work.

Friday, as a day I went to have lunch at my Auntie's place and had a good time with my cousins, I joined them later in the evening for coffee at the The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Al Bahja mall, the first outlet in Oman.

Most of the people used to go to Al Bahja mall because of the movie cinema and kids play section, but since last year when Costa Coffee opened it's outlet, more people started going. Now many people are expected to go, they need more proper restaurants, i mean beside fast food franchises.

After coming back from the mall, the movie 'Freedom Writers' on DVD. It's a good movie, which inspired me too, they fought their battle and changed their lives by writing and how a teacher helped them to get it over with it and supporting them to reach their dreams.

Their dreams became reality via 'The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them' , and I will go and look for the book if it's available in the local bookstore or in the neighborhood country or I'll order it online.

The movie has inspired me to read and write. I'm trying to write more positive way.

Few months ago, I came across wonderful online journal known as Hegab Rehab, which the author mostly post about the styles of Hegabs /Hejabs and accessories for Muslims women wear it and known part of Muslim woman dress code. Another journal 'Chasing Jannah', which is written by a Muslim woman.

The Omani community has been promised for the past few months that one of the most popular fast food franchise, known as Burger King will be back to operate in Oman. Up to now, the reserved space is empty and no signs of it's going to exists. Read more about it here were trying to figure out why it was closed at the first place.

The 'dark side of Dubai' brought you by UAE community blog.

Apr 2, 2009

Enlightening Story On Recession

Thanks to my dear friend Sunil for sharing this post with me and others too. I hope you will also learn from it and share it with people you care about.

A man once upon a time was selling Hotdogs by the roadside.

He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers.

He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio.

His eyes were weak, so he never watched television.

But enthusiastically, he sold lots of hotdogs.

He was smart enough to offer some attractive schemes to increase his sales.

His sales and profit went up.

He ordered more a more raw material and buns and use to sale more.

He recruited few more supporting staff to serve more customers.

He started offering home deliveries.

Eventually he got himself a bigger and better stove.

As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from College, joined his father.

Then something strange happened.

The son asked, "Dad, aren't you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?"

The father replied, "No, but tell me about it."

The son said, "The international situation is terrible. The domestic situation is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad times."

The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers, listened to the radio and watched TV.

He ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly.

So the next day onwards, the father cut down the his raw material order and buns, took down the colorful signboard, removed all the special schemes he was offering to the customers and was no longer as enthusiastic.

He reduced his staff strength by giving layoffs.

Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his hotdog stand.

And his sales started coming down rapidly, same is the profit.

The father said to his son, "Son, you were right". "We are in the middle of a recession and crisis. I am glad you warned me ahead of time."

Moral of The Story:
Its all in your MIND! And we actually FUEL this recession much more than we think”.

So it is time for us to open eyes and look around. Recession is there in mind for many but not in pockets really.

Apr 1, 2009


Every year by beginning or end of the month of March, I receive same email from several people about the real meaning of April Fool, which has been forwarded to many Muslims and it became one of the most popular chain mails.

I stress I never found a supporting source, which reflect the below article.

Plz Read this all b4 April 1st it’s not fool...)

Most of us celebrate April fool day every year and fool each other. But how many of us know the bitter facts hidden behind it. It was around a thousand years ago that Spain was ruled by Muslims. And the Muslim power in Spain was so strong that it couldn't be destroyed. The Christians of the west wished to wipe out Islam from all parts of the world and they did succeed to quite an extent. But when they tried to eliminate Islam in Spain and conquer it, they failed. They tried several times but never succeeded.

The unbelievers then sent their spy in Spain to study the Muslims there and find out what was the power they possessed and they found that their power was TAQWA. The Muslims of Spain were not just Muslims but they were practicing Muslims. They not only read the Quran but also acted upon it.
When the Christians found the power of the Muslims they started thinking of strategies to break this power. So they started sending alcohol and cigarettes to Spain free of cost. This technique of the west worked out and it started weakening the faith of the Muslims in particular the young generation of Spain.

The result was that the Catholics of the west wiped out Islam and conquered the entire Spain bringing an end to the EIGHT HUNDRED LONG YEARS' RULE OF THE MUSLIMS in Spain . The last fort of the Muslims to fall was Grenada (Gharnatah), which was on the 1st of April. From that year onwards, every year they celebrate April fools day on the 1st of April, celebrating the day, they made a fool of the Muslims.
They did not make a fool of the Muslim army at Gharnatah only, but of the whole Muslim Ummah!

We, the Muslims, were fooled by the unbelievers. They have a reason to celebrate April fool day, to keep up the spirit.

Dear brothers and sisters, when we join in this Celebration, we do so out of ignorance. If we had known about it, we would never have celebrated our own downfall. So now, that we are aware of it, and now let us promise that we shall never celebrate this day. We should learn our lesson from

The people of SPAIN and shall try to become practising muslims never to let anybody weaken our faith.

Please forward this message to as many people you know. The more people you forward it to the greater will be the reward from your Lord in this world and the hereafter. Please try to do it before the 1st of April, to create awareness that WE ARE NOT FOOLS ANYMORE!

Thanks for your time, please feel free to comment.