May 31, 2009

Just FORGIVE people

From the Qur'an
{It is part of the Mercy of Allah that you deal gently with them. Were you severe or harsh-hearted, they would have went away from you: so pass over (their
faults), and ask for (Allah's) forgiveness for them; and consult them in the
affairs (of the moment). Then, when you have taken a decision, place your trust
in Allah. For Allah loves those who place their trust (in Him).} 3:159

[Lessons from this verse] It is not the snake bite that kills, it's the venom that flows through the blood. The antidote is forgiving people. Don't let anger rent space in your mind and heart. Forgive and pass over people's faults.

May 30, 2009

The greatest Test

God (Allah) [has been | is] testing and going to test us our faith in him in different levels, as he wants to see how will we react and remember his esistence, his unlimited power, etc.

We all decended of Adam & Hawah (Eve), but he categorised us by nationality, religion, cast, color, political status, tribe, etc, you name it what ever pops in your mind. God had reminded us that we are all equal in front of him, as he is our creator, but by him categorising us he wanted to test us if we still remember who is God? Will we follow him or not?

He sent allot of prophets and messengers with different status and merical powers to pass his message, some were continueing other's work. Prophet Mohammed ASWA was his last messenger to spread God's words and wizdoms to the world.

Our parents first choose our faith, when we grow up, and become wo(man), it becomes our responsibilty to continue on the same faith or we change it.

What I wanted to say that God testing us how will we treat others, he defined the map for us, he
told us via his holy book how to handle others depending on the categories.

That's the true and hardest test from him.

May 27, 2009

Haraam = Haraam

I do not know how to write this post, how to express my thought, it makes me feel emotionally angry, which I am honestly trying to control it.

The whole topic about people's dark secret they steal, rape, and commit adultery (pardon my spelling mistakes as I am posting via my mobile) and in front of society, they are kind, religious, etc. I don't understand why they accept committing adultery or rape & forget they have their own kids may happen to them as well because the made it Halal for them for doing which is not rightful by law.

When man gave a right for him self commit harassment, an adultery or rape a woman, he automatically by default also gave the same equal right for another man/ men to do the same thing with HIS OWN sister/ wife/ mother/ Auntie/ niece/ daughter/ grand daughter, etc.

I feel who commit such sin have a hole in their life, they are trying to fill it, despite of their awareness of law and religion consequences, they do it to satisfy them selves. What is prohibited by law & religion has more pleasure as they feel them selves above all. They forget what will happen to their own family.

Some people are 100% aware of their direct family members are committing such things, but they protect them and ready to pin it on someone else, only because their faith in God is weak.

I feel sorry for the victims.

May 26, 2009

Blogger / facebook / Twitter

Before starting reading this post, I want to say that I previously wrote another post about bloggers from Oman, but the mobile browser accidentally closed, and nothing was saved. So I will post it another day.

I used to enjoy to be a blogger until facebook came and stole a bit of my time, but will Twitter is driving people into twitt their day-to-day actions and events, blogging became much less and less.

I started posting more about what has been shared with me by my relatives & friends, even from Google reader, since micro blogging taking most of my time, although I reduced to twitt by 75%. I came across good Arabic stuff, I may post them, so my apologies in advance to the non-Arabic readers. I have an interesting Article about charity in Arabic, and I'll try to get someone to translate it in English, it had a big effect on me as a person and I wish it we all adopted such concept.

I have allot of things I want to share in my own words, what I mean by that, not re-shared articles, etc, I just can not organise my thoughts.

That's all for now.

May 25, 2009

Bake a Humble cake !!

From the Qur'an
{And give glad tidings to the humble. Those whose hearts, when Allah is mentioned, are filled with fear, who show patient perseverance over their afflictions, keep up regular prayer, and spend (in charity) out of what We have bestowed upon them.} 22:35

[Lessons from this verse] There are four ingredients to being humble.
1. A heart conscious of Allah;
2. Having patience during afflictions;
3. Regular in Salah; and
4. Giving charity.

Are you missing an ingredient? Go add it today!

May 24, 2009

Sardar and other jokes

Salary Expected
Sardar ji was filling up application form for a job.

He was not sure as to what to be filled in column "Salary Expected".

After much thought he wrote: Yes

A Teacher lecturing on population -

In india after Every 10 sec a woman gives birth to a kid.

A Sardar stands up - we must find & stop her

The meaning of 'WIFE'
Husband asks, Do you know the meaning of "WIFE."

It means...Without Information Fighting Every time!

WIFE says No, it means - With Idiot for Ever

In love
A sardar ji Doctor falls in Love with a Nurse.

He writes a love letter to the Nurse :- I Love U sister

May 23, 2009


When I am angry, I get waswaas (whispers from the Shaytaan) to pour all my anger in writing.

Now, I am controlling my self. Thank God for that.

Free Stand up comedy workshop in Oman and audition for spot in our shows!

Are you funny? Have you ever thought about trying to do stand up comedy? Have you ever dreamed of performing in a big stand up comedy show?

Then you should attend the Free Stand up comedy workshop and audition that will be held in Muscat, Oman on June 1!

Assuming enough people respond to this email that they are interested, I will be teaching a free stand up comedy workshop with my friend and fellow comedian Amer Zahr. We will teach the basics of stand up comedy - such as joke writing, performing, how to break into the world of stand up comedy, etc.

After our workshop- which will last about an hour-we will hold auditions hoping to find a few people to perform as opening acts in our upcoming big shows in Muscat which will be held June 2, 3 and 5.

You are very welcome to just attend the workshop even if you do not want to audition. If you do want to audition, then start planning your 5 minute audition set!

If you are interested in attending the workshop or auditioning, please email me back on Facebook to this account and indicate if you want to audition or just attend the workshop. (Or you can email me at

I will send an email next week on Facebook announcing if the workshop will be going forward and the location and time.

We really hope enough people are interested in attending and hopefully auditioning - I promise you it will be fun and educational at the same time. Maybe this will be the beginning of a career in stand up comedy for some people!

I hope to hear from you!!

Also for more details about our upcoming shows in Oman (June 2,3 and 5) featuring comedians Amer Zahr, Nemr Abou Nassar and myself, please visit:

Dean Obeidallah

Its a matter of our attitude

One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country side...
... with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people can be. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?"

"It was great, Dad." "Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked. "Oh Yeah" said the son. "So what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.

The son answered,

"I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them."
With this the boy's father was speechless. Then his son added, "Thanks, dad for showing me how poor we are."

One can see water in a glass either half empty or half full.
It is the attitude that really makes the difference

May 22, 2009

The fine art of C.V. Writing

The art of C.V. Writing

Judy Wallman, a professional genealogical researcher, discovered that Hillary Clinton's great-great uncle, Remus Rodham, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in1889. The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows. On the back of the picture is this inscription: 'Remus Rodham; horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer 6 times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted & hanged in 1889.'

Judy e-mailed Hillary Clinton for comments.

Hillary's staff sent back the following biographical sketch.

Remus Rodham was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets & intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1885, he devoted several years of his life to service at a govt facility, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887 he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889 Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honour, when the platform on which he was standing collapsed.'

That is how to write your C.V.

May 21, 2009

Good laugh!

If you need a good laugh, try reading through these children's science exam answers

Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q: How can you delay milk turning sour? (brilliant, love this!)
A: Keep it in the cow.

Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.

Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery

Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A: Premature death.

Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? ( e.g., abdomen)
A: The body is consisted into three parts -- the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels A, E, I, O, and U.

Q: What is the fibula?
A: A small lie.

Q: What does 'varicose' mean? (I do love this one...)
A: Nearby.

Q: Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarian Section.'
A: The Caesarian Section is a district in Rome

Q: What does the word 'benign' mean?'
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.

Kids Are Quick

TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
CLASS: Maria.

TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.
__________ ________________________________

TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLEN: ! Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.

TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.

TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.

TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with 'I.'
MILLIE: I is..
TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'
MILLIE: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.

TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand.

TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.

TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.

TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher.

May 20, 2009

May !

May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts.

May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills.

May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!

May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy.

May the problems you had forget your home address!

May 19, 2009

Punctuation...defines which Reality

An English professor wrote the words:

"A woman without her man is nothing"

on the chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly.

All of the males in the class wrote:

"A woman, without her man, is nothing."

All the females in the class wrote:

"A woman: without her, man is nothing."

Punctuation is powerful

May 18, 2009

Difference between Potentiality and Reality

Youngest Son: "Tell me Daddy, what is the difference between 'Potentially' and 'reality'?"
Dad: "I will show you".

Dad turns to his wife and asks her: "Would you sleep with Bill Gates for 1 million dollars"?
Wife: "Yes of course! I would never waste such an opportunity"!

Then Dad asks his daughter, if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for 1 Million dollars?
Daughter: "Wow! Yes! He is my fantasy!"

Then Dad turns to his elder son and asks him: "Would you sleep with, Tom Cruise for 1 million dollars"?

Elder Son: "Yeah! Why not? Imagine what I could do with 1 million Dollars! I would never hesitate!"

So the father turns back to his younger son saying: "You see son, 'Potentially' we are sitting on 3 million dollars, but in 'Reality'we are living with 2 prostitutes and 1 gay.

May 17, 2009

From Fav Ads

I just loved the creativity and the catchy images that made it meaningful to us.

May 15, 2009


Kindly keep a pot full of water in the balcony for birds to protect them in hot summer.

Irrespective of your house type, request to do the same for animals.

We must protect our birds & animals, those who can’t speak their troubles.

If you forward this, some thirsty birds may get few drops of water.

Thank you !!!

May 14, 2009

Save our selves! Save earth!

As Oman going green, Oman Economic Review presents OER Green Awards, the first recognition for companies, institutions and individuals in Oman who contributes towards environment. 'Not too late! Save our earth..!' @

COMEX Goes Green is the slogan for Oman’s largest IT, Telecom & Technology Exhibition aka COMEX 2009. The eco-high tech friendly exhibition will May 25 – 29, 2009 at OITE. @

May 13, 2009


JACK (age 3)

was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister. After a while he asked:
'Mom, why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?'

MELANIE (age 5)

asked her Granny how old she was.
Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, 'If you don't remember, you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six.'

STEVEN (age 3)

hugged and kissed his Mom good night.
'I love you so much that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window.'

BRITTANY (age 4)

had an earache and wanted a pain killer.
She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle.
Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a child-proof cap and she'd have to open it for her eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked:
'How does it know it's me?'

SUSAN (age 4)

was drinking juice when she got the hiccups.
'Please don't give me this juice again. It makes my teeth cough.'

DJ (age 4 )

stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked:
'How much do I cost?'

MARC (age 4)

was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and kissing in a restaurant.
Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad:
'Why is he whispering in her mouth?'

CLINTON (age 5)

was in his bedroom looking worried.
When his Mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, 'I don't know what'll happen with this bed when I get married. How will my wife fit in?'

JAMES (age 4)

was listening to a Bible story.
His dad read: 'The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.' Concerned, James asked:
'What happened to the flea?'

TAMMY (age 4)

was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her Mom knew.
Tammy looked at her for a while and then asked,
'Why doesn't your skin fit your face?'

The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget.....

'Dear Lord,' the minister began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face.
'Without you, we are but dust....'
He would have continued but at that moment my very obedient daughter who was listening
leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in her shrill little four year old girl voice,

'Mom, what is butt dust?'

Spread the smiles!!! :-)

May 12, 2009

Embracing Perfection

"When I was a little girl, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage, and extremely burned toast in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his toast, smile at my mom, and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that toast and eat every bite!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad for burning the toast. And I'll never forget what he said: 'Baby, I love burned toast.'

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his toast burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, 'Debbie, your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides a little burnt toast never hurt anyone!' You know, life is full of imperfect things.....and imperfect people. I'm not the best housekeeper or cook.

What I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's faults - and choosing to celebrate each other's differences - is the one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of GOD. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where burnt toast isn't a deal-breaker! We could extend this to any relationship in fact - as understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!!"

May 11, 2009







Due to the current economic situation, all domestic rules and regulations have been revised as below and under no circumstance is any violation going to be accepted.

1. The Kitchen and all pantries are declared Restricted Zones. Entry and/or passage shall require express permission from myself upon submission of written request.

2. Breakfast is banned. This matter cannot be discussed!

3. Such food items as rice, chicken, butter, jam, eggs, bread and milk are Restricted. Anyone intending to eat any of such foodstuffs must write to me in triplicate, with three days notice, giving justifications backed by a qualified dietrician report as supportive documentation.

4. Watering with hoses is banned. Further, only food-giving plants shall be watered. No lawns or flowers shall receive water. For internal decoration, only plastic and dry-flower arrangements shall be permitted.

5. Bathing in the morning is limited to 5 litres of water per day per person while bathing in the evening is banned unless there are medical reasons.

6. All security lights should be removed with immediate effect. All dependants shall abide by an all-night guard-duty roster I shall make available shortly.

7. No dependant shall entertain friends indoors, far less attempt to offer food, drinks or even music. Those who want their guests to listen to music shall sing for them.

8. No one is allowed to talk to officials from police, Council or Court Bailiffs; doing so shall carry an instantaneous penalty of ejection from The House.

9. Anybody who breaks a glass, furniture or any other property in The House, shall immediately have to seek temporary employment somewhere to earn money to replace such broken item(s).

10. All visitors intending to spend a night/week or more shall apply in triplicate and give two months notice, with an endorsement from their town Mayor, Village Headman, giving convincing reasons why they can't stay at their homes. Failure to do this shall result in their being turned away, at the gate, upon arrival


May 10, 2009

A Quick Refresher - Other Sunnahs of High Importance

Other Sunnahs of High Importance of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [Peace be upon him]
  • Using a miswaak is a great Sunnah of Rasulullah (S.a.w.) One who makes miswaak when making wuzu and thereafter performs salaah will receive 70 times more reward. It will also enable one to easily recite the kalima at the time of death.
  • To take a Ghusl bath on a Friday.
  • To apply atar (applies to men only).
  • To show mercy to those that are younger than you.
  • To respect your elders.
  • It is sunnah to ponder over Allah Ta'ala and His Creation.
  • For men to keep a beard that is one fist in length.
  • To visit a Muslim when he is sick.
  • To be good towards ones neighbour.
  • To meet a Muslim with a cheerful face.
  • To care for the poor and the needy.
  • To keep good relations with all your relatives.
  • To honour a guest even though he may not be of a very high position.
  • To greet all Muslims by saying " Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu".
  • To keep the gaze on the ground whilst walking...
  • To speak softly and politely.
  • To command people to do good.
  • To forbid them from doing evil.
  • To carry ones shoes in the left hand.
  • To make wuzu at home before going to the Masjid.
  • To enter the Masjid with the right foot.
  • To leave the Masjid with the left foot.
  • To recite some portion of the Quran Shareef daily.
  • To be hospitable towards one's guest.
  • To exchange gifts with one another.
  • To make dua to Allah Ta'ala for the fulfillment of one's needs in what ever language one desires.
  • To consult with one's parents, teachers or elders before doing any work.
  • To respect one's parents.

May 9, 2009

Swine flu

I thank God (Allah) for prohibiting eating pork meat or any pig's body parts because it courses diseases that is easy to transmit to human.

I know the Swine flu can not transmit to human by eating the meat, but look at this way, if God did not prohibit Muslims to eat pork meat, by now the Islamic countries would have raised pigs and Swine flu would have spread fast like in America and Europe continents. As the result, two third or 75% of the world population would have wiped out.

That's why Islam, Judaism and other non-Abrahamic religions had prohibited pork. That's God's wisdom and test for his creatures.

May 7, 2009

A Quick Refresher - Sunnahs of the Home

Sunnahs of the Home of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [Peace be upon him]
  • To recite the dua before entering the home..
  • To greet those that are in the house with "Assalaamu Alaykum". Even though it may be your own house.
  • To announce ones arrival by coughing, greeting, etc.

May 5, 2009

A Quick Refresher - Sunnahs of the Toilet

Sunnahs of the Toilet of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [Peace be upon him]
  • Enter the toilet with your head covered.
  • To enter the toilet with shoes.
  • Recite the dua before entering the toilet.( i...e. Allahumma inni audhubika minal khubuthi wal khabaith )
  • Enter with the left foot.
  • To sit and urinate. One should never urinate whilst Standing.
  • To leave the toilet with the right foot.
  • To recite the dua after coming out of the toilet ( i.e. Ghufranaka )
  • One should not face Qiblah or show his back towards the Qiblah.
  • Do not speak in the toilet.
  • Be very careful of the splashes of urine (being unmindful in this regard causes one to be punished in the grave).
  • After relieving oneself, to cleanse oneself using water.

May 3, 2009

A Quick Refresher - Sunnahs when wearing clothes

Sunnahs when wearing clothes of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [Peace be upon him]
  • Rasulullah (S.a.w.) loved white Clothing.
  • When putting on any garment Rasulallah (S.a.w...) always began with the right limb.
  • When removing any garment Rasullallah (S.a.w.) always removed the left limb first.
  • Males must wear the pants above the ankles. Females should ensure that their lower garment covers their ankles.
  • Males should wear a "topee" or turban. Females must wear scarves at all times.
  • When wearing shoes, first wear the right shoe then the left.
  • When removing them first remove the left and then The right.

May 2, 2009


You love someone,
You marry someone else!
The one you marry becomes your spouse !
And the one you loved becomes ............. the password of your mail id !!
There's only one perfect child in the world and every mother has it.
There's only one perfect wife in the world and every neighbor has it.
Three dreams of a man:
To be as handsome as his mother thinks.
To be as rich as his child believes.
To have as many women as his wife suspects....
Husband and wife are like liver and kidney.
Husband is the liver and the wife is the kidney.
If the liver fails, the kidney fails.
If the kidney fails .........
the liver manages with other kidney !!
Generation Next Motto:
Neither will I marry
Nor I will allow my children to marry !!
What's the difference between Drug and Wine ?
Drug is like a girlfriend that comes with an expiry date.
Wine is like a wife,
The older it gets, longer the chatter !
The Japanese have produced a camera that has such .. such a fast shutter speed that
it is capable of taking a picture of a woman with her mouth shut!!!

May 1, 2009

A Quick Refresher - Sunnahs on Awakening

Sunnahs on Awakening of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [Peace be upon him]
  • On awakening rub the face and the eyes with the palms of the hands in order to remove the effects of sleep.
  • Thereafter recite the dua on awakening. ( i.e... Al hamdu lillahi alladhi ahyana baada ma amaytana wa ilaihinnushur )
  • On awakening cleanse the mouth with a miswaak...