Friday, 21 April 2017


  A man once passed through a forest in Africa,walking at his leisure smelling the flowers and admiring the beauty of the place and wondering at the way the sun rays fingered their way through the dense branches.
Then suddenly he heard the sound of fast approaching danger that was loud and frightening.
When he turned, it was to face a large lion charging at him. The lion's thin waist made evident his hunger. With the lion chasing him, the man's heart nearly leaped out at the sight of it all, and so he started to run.

The lion was about to catch up with him when the man came upfront with a well. Then with a mighty leap he jumped into the well and ended up dangling in the heart of the well hanging onto a rope.
The lion's voice eventually quieted; but then soon heard the hissing of a snake that had a giant head and a long body which came from somewhere below him.
Just as the man was thinking of how what to do about the lion and the snake, a black mouse and a white one climbed up to where the rope was attached and started to nibble away at the rope.

The man was petrified and so started to shake the rope hoping to get rid of the mice. As he did so the rope began to swing and knocking him against the walls. The man started to feel something wet and sticky come into contact with the sides as he banged against the walls. The man licked the substance only to find that it was honey; the type made by bees in the forests and mountains. The honey thought was so sweet and delicious that he continued to do so and forgot the situation he was in.

The man woke up???!! For it  was all just a horrible dream!!!

So the man decided he should get his dream translated. He went to meet a religious scholar (one knowledgeable in the translation of dreams). He told the scholar of his dream.

The scholar laughed and said: "Don't you know its interpretation?

The man said he didn't.

The scholar replied" The lion that was chasing you was the angle of death and the well with the snake in it is your grave and the two mice are the nights and the days that are depleting form you life"
The man asked, "And how about the honey?"
The scholar replied: "That is the sweet taste of life that is distracting you and made you forget that death and day of judgment are just behind you"

Is there anyone who will reflect before it is too late ???

Friday, 7 April 2017


You're always listening, O Allah,
as You have no ears
You're The All Knowing
as You have no mind
You're The All Seeing, without any restrictions
as You have no eyes
Your Power is Absolute
as You have no physical entity like other beings
You're eternal
as there is no beginning and there is no ending
as You're The Earliest
than all that exist
You're the Sole Creator
without any beginning
as all that has a beginning
You created them

Saturday, 1 April 2017



There are many benefits of horse riding. It is an outdoor recreational activity that is gaining popularity because it is healthy and beneficial to the rider. Contrary to the common misconception, horse riding is a sport that is far from an idle and passive activity. It is an exercise by itself which is both cardiovascular as well as muscle conditioning, and it improves many aspects of the rider’s life. There is little limitation of age and abilities, making horse riding accessible and enjoyable to adults and children alike.
Physical Benefits of Horse Riding
Being a form of exercise, horse riding improves respiration and blood circulation as all exercises do. What makes it different is that the activity involves having a good posture on the back of the horse for an extended period of time, which translates to better posture overall for the rider. It promotes balance and coordination during the movement of the horse and the motor function of the rider improves as a result.
The rhythmic gait of the horse induces a constant need for the rider to adjust accordingly, and different muscle groups, especially pelvic muscles and postural muscles are actively being worked on.  At higher speed, other muscle groups such as quadriceps and hamstrings are being worked on intensively.
The constant adjustment and counter-reaction towards the horse’s natural gait, coupled with good riding posture strengthen the spine, increase joint mobility, and condition various muscle groups.
A seasoned horseback rider will also develop great sensory integration with the surroundings, developing alertness and able to perceive and handle emergency situations better.
Mental Benefits of Horse Riding
Apart from the obvious health benefits of horse riding, the mental aspect of it should not be taken lightly. Countless folks who have taken up horseback riding report the enjoyment they experience during the ride. Even children who are taking horse riding lessons look forward to their next lesson.
The sense of enjoyment is derived from both the joy of riding and feeling connected with the great outdoors. The breath of fresh air at the riding trails and the heartfelt enjoyment lead to lower the stress level often associated with the modern life. Riders with less stress level gradually develop a feel good factor towards themselves and this in turn makes them more positive and cheerful and the newfound optimism permeates their daily lives.
As an amateur rider proceeds to become more proficient, they are constantly learning new things; be it horse riding vocabulary, coordination and balance, grooming of the horse, etc. The learning never stops while the mind never gets disengaged. This mental exercise of continuous learning keeps one alert and prevents memory loss, as studies have shown.
Regular riders also develop a deep sense of trust with the horse, which consequently lead to a greater capacity to trust other people around.
Psychological Benefits of Horse Riding
A horse is a large animal. In order to ride a horse properly, a rider needs to exert control and master the skills required to make the horse respond to your commands. Achieving control over a large animal instills enormous self-esteem and confidence which is beneficial in facing everyday’s challenges. The sense of control and accomplishment will help riders to handle difficult situations better because they believe every rough patch can be tamed.
Learning to ride a horse proficiently is not an easy thing and the element of patience need to be cultivated. Dealing with animals as large as a horse is also perceived as risky and hence, the risk-taking abilities are sharpened.
Apart from that, people who take up horse riding develop interests in the outside world and appreciation of the outdoors. This is much needed to escape from the hectic desk-bound jobs that characterize the modern society.
Besides, a sense of responsibility is developed from the respect and need to care for the horse which includes regular grooming and feeding.
Our Beloved Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) about horses:
Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said “The Apostle of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) allotted three portions for a man and his horse, one for him and two for his horse. Sunan Abu Dawud
Narrated Ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him):
Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said,"There is always goodness in horses till the Day of Resurrection. " Sahih al-Bukhari
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
"There should be no awards (for victory in a competition) except for arrows, camels or horses."  Sunan an-Nasa'i
Narrated`Urwa-al-Bariqi (may Allah be pleased with him):
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Horses are always the source of good, namely, rewards (in the Hereafter) and booty, till the Day of Resurrection." Sahih al-Bukhari
Narrated Ibn`Umar (may Allah be pleased with him):
On the day of Khaibar, Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) divided (the war booty of Khaibar) with the ratio of two shares for the horse and one-share for the foot soldier. (The sub-narrator, Nafi` explained this, saying, "If a man had a horse, he was given three shares and if he had no horse, then he was given one share.")  Sahih al-Bukhari