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As my mate Aristotle always said, “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

As my mate Aristotle always said, “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

The Muslim Voice Magazine - Volume 20 Issue 1 is out now!!

Assalamu Alaikum, everyone!

Volume 20 Issue 1 of The Muslim Voice Magazine is now available for your reading pleasure!

Click the link to check out the PDF online over on our ISSUU profile.

As always, you can also grab a hard-copy at the office of the Muslim Students’ Association @ University of Toronto or at any one of our prayer spaces or magazine stands throughout the campus!

Insha’Allah, we hope you enjoy reading it!

Please feel free to share it with everyone you know and do let us know what you think!

Your input is always appreciated :)

‪#‎TMVtrivia‬
Did you know that the most expensive Quran in the world is also believed to be the oldest known complete copy?
It was sold for a whopping $2.3 million at an auction in London in 2013!

‪#‎TMVtrivia‬

Did you know that the most expensive Quran in the world is also believed to be the oldest known complete copy?

It was sold for a whopping $2.3 million at an auction in London in 2013!

Happy Tuesday! Lovely weather today, no?

Narrated Sahel Ibn Sa’ad (R):  The Prophet Muhamamd (PBUH) said: “Two (duas) will not be rejected, Supplication when the Adhan is being called, and at the time of the rain.”

- Abu Dawud


He (PBUH) also recited the following dua whenever it rained:

اللهم صَيبًا نافِعا

Translation: “O Allah! Let it be a beneficial downpour.”

- Sahih Bukhari


May Allah accept our prayers and supplication, Insha’Allah.

Happy Tuesday! Lovely weather today, no?

Narrated Sahel Ibn Sa’ad (R): The Prophet Muhamamd (PBUH) said: “Two (duas) will not be rejected, Supplication when the Adhan is being called, and at the time of the rain.”

- Abu Dawud


He (PBUH) also recited the following dua whenever it rained:

اللهم صَيبًا نافِعا

Translation: “O Allah! Let it be a beneficial downpour.”

- Sahih Bukhari


May Allah accept our prayers and supplication, Insha’Allah.

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “There is no deed that is better in the sight of Allah or more greatly rewarded than a good deed done in the (first) ten days of Al-Adha”.
- Sahih Al-Bukhari

According to the Hilal Committee, the month of Dhul Hijjah will begin tomorrow, Insha’Allah. Correspondingly, Eid-Al-Adha will be on Sunday 5th October.
These are the best days of the entire year so try your best to make the most of them. May Allah accept all our efforts in these blessed 10 days!

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “There is no deed that is better in the sight of Allah or more greatly rewarded than a good deed done in the (first) ten days of Al-Adha”.

- Sahih Al-Bukhari

According to the Hilal Committee, the month of Dhul Hijjah will begin tomorrow, Insha’Allah. Correspondingly, Eid-Al-Adha will be on Sunday 5th October.

These are the best days of the entire year so try your best to make the most of them. May Allah accept all our efforts in these blessed 10 days!

Al-Badiyah Mosque, also known as the Ottoman Mosque, is the oldest known mosque in the United Arab Emirates. Located in a small village in Fujairah, it is unknown when exactly this mosque was first built, though recent findings place it at roughly around 1446 AD. 

The mosque itself is quite small, having an area of only 53 square metres, and the roof is just 1.5 metres high. It is built from stones and mud bricks coated in layers of whitewashed plaster. The only pillar in the mosque, placed smack bang in the centre, supports the 4 helical domes atop the Masjid. This pillar also divides the internal space into 4 smaller squares. 

Additionally, there are quite a few decorative windows in the prayer area, allowing light and air to stream through into the mosque. Carved into the walls are little square (see a design pattern yet?) spaces which hold copies of the Quran and other Islamic books.

The mosque is quite a popular tourist attraction because of its rustic design and it still hosts daily prayers in Fujairah. Keep in mind that the mosque can only hold about 50 - 70 people at a time, so it can get quite busy on Fridays.

The Wudu area for Al-Badiyah Mosque is, in my opinion, the coolest Wudu area ever designed. Al-Badiyah Mosque, being a real OM (original mosque?), is kicking it old-school style. Let me know if that sentence actually makes any sense because I honestly have no idea. Anyway, I was talking about the fantastic Wudu area which is just a well. Yep. A proper pull-that-rope-and-fill-the-wooden-bucket well. And a pretty awesome well at that. 

Can you imagine waking up for Fajr and having to do Wudu using that? I would just trip over myself and fall into the thing, I’d be so sleepy! Hopefully the bucket will serve as a pretty comfortable pillow/floatation device. That’s actually why they put the grill there in the first place.
Al-Badiyah Mosque, also known as the Ottoman Mosque, is the oldest known mosque in the United Arab Emirates. Located in a small village in Fujairah, it is unknown when exactly this mosque was first built, though recent findings place it at roughly around 1446 AD. 

The mosque itself is quite small, having an area of only 53 square metres, and the roof is just 1.5 metres high. It is built from stones and mud bricks coated in layers of whitewashed plaster. The only pillar in the mosque, placed smack bang in the centre, supports the 4 helical domes atop the Masjid. This pillar also divides the internal space into 4 smaller squares. 

Additionally, there are quite a few decorative windows in the prayer area, allowing light and air to stream through into the mosque. Carved into the walls are little square (see a design pattern yet?) spaces which hold copies of the Quran and other Islamic books.

The mosque is quite a popular tourist attraction because of its rustic design and it still hosts daily prayers in Fujairah. Keep in mind that the mosque can only hold about 50 - 70 people at a time, so it can get quite busy on Fridays.

The Wudu area for Al-Badiyah Mosque is, in my opinion, the coolest Wudu area ever designed. Al-Badiyah Mosque, being a real OM (original mosque?), is kicking it old-school style. Let me know if that sentence actually makes any sense because I honestly have no idea. Anyway, I was talking about the fantastic Wudu area which is just a well. Yep. A proper pull-that-rope-and-fill-the-wooden-bucket well. And a pretty awesome well at that. 

Can you imagine waking up for Fajr and having to do Wudu using that? I would just trip over myself and fall into the thing, I’d be so sleepy! Hopefully the bucket will serve as a pretty comfortable pillow/floatation device. That’s actually why they put the grill there in the first place.
Al-Badiyah Mosque, also known as the Ottoman Mosque, is the oldest known mosque in the United Arab Emirates. Located in a small village in Fujairah, it is unknown when exactly this mosque was first built, though recent findings place it at roughly around 1446 AD. 

The mosque itself is quite small, having an area of only 53 square metres, and the roof is just 1.5 metres high. It is built from stones and mud bricks coated in layers of whitewashed plaster. The only pillar in the mosque, placed smack bang in the centre, supports the 4 helical domes atop the Masjid. This pillar also divides the internal space into 4 smaller squares. 

Additionally, there are quite a few decorative windows in the prayer area, allowing light and air to stream through into the mosque. Carved into the walls are little square (see a design pattern yet?) spaces which hold copies of the Quran and other Islamic books.

The mosque is quite a popular tourist attraction because of its rustic design and it still hosts daily prayers in Fujairah. Keep in mind that the mosque can only hold about 50 - 70 people at a time, so it can get quite busy on Fridays.

The Wudu area for Al-Badiyah Mosque is, in my opinion, the coolest Wudu area ever designed. Al-Badiyah Mosque, being a real OM (original mosque?), is kicking it old-school style. Let me know if that sentence actually makes any sense because I honestly have no idea. Anyway, I was talking about the fantastic Wudu area which is just a well. Yep. A proper pull-that-rope-and-fill-the-wooden-bucket well. And a pretty awesome well at that. 

Can you imagine waking up for Fajr and having to do Wudu using that? I would just trip over myself and fall into the thing, I’d be so sleepy! Hopefully the bucket will serve as a pretty comfortable pillow/floatation device. That’s actually why they put the grill there in the first place.
Al-Badiyah Mosque, also known as the Ottoman Mosque, is the oldest known mosque in the United Arab Emirates. Located in a small village in Fujairah, it is unknown when exactly this mosque was first built, though recent findings place it at roughly around 1446 AD. 

The mosque itself is quite small, having an area of only 53 square metres, and the roof is just 1.5 metres high. It is built from stones and mud bricks coated in layers of whitewashed plaster. The only pillar in the mosque, placed smack bang in the centre, supports the 4 helical domes atop the Masjid. This pillar also divides the internal space into 4 smaller squares. 

Additionally, there are quite a few decorative windows in the prayer area, allowing light and air to stream through into the mosque. Carved into the walls are little square (see a design pattern yet?) spaces which hold copies of the Quran and other Islamic books.

The mosque is quite a popular tourist attraction because of its rustic design and it still hosts daily prayers in Fujairah. Keep in mind that the mosque can only hold about 50 - 70 people at a time, so it can get quite busy on Fridays.

The Wudu area for Al-Badiyah Mosque is, in my opinion, the coolest Wudu area ever designed. Al-Badiyah Mosque, being a real OM (original mosque?), is kicking it old-school style. Let me know if that sentence actually makes any sense because I honestly have no idea. Anyway, I was talking about the fantastic Wudu area which is just a well. Yep. A proper pull-that-rope-and-fill-the-wooden-bucket well. And a pretty awesome well at that. 

Can you imagine waking up for Fajr and having to do Wudu using that? I would just trip over myself and fall into the thing, I’d be so sleepy! Hopefully the bucket will serve as a pretty comfortable pillow/floatation device. That’s actually why they put the grill there in the first place.
Al-Badiyah Mosque, also known as the Ottoman Mosque, is the oldest known mosque in the United Arab Emirates. Located in a small village in Fujairah, it is unknown when exactly this mosque was first built, though recent findings place it at roughly around 1446 AD. 

The mosque itself is quite small, having an area of only 53 square metres, and the roof is just 1.5 metres high. It is built from stones and mud bricks coated in layers of whitewashed plaster. The only pillar in the mosque, placed smack bang in the centre, supports the 4 helical domes atop the Masjid. This pillar also divides the internal space into 4 smaller squares. 

Additionally, there are quite a few decorative windows in the prayer area, allowing light and air to stream through into the mosque. Carved into the walls are little square (see a design pattern yet?) spaces which hold copies of the Quran and other Islamic books.

The mosque is quite a popular tourist attraction because of its rustic design and it still hosts daily prayers in Fujairah. Keep in mind that the mosque can only hold about 50 - 70 people at a time, so it can get quite busy on Fridays.

The Wudu area for Al-Badiyah Mosque is, in my opinion, the coolest Wudu area ever designed. Al-Badiyah Mosque, being a real OM (original mosque?), is kicking it old-school style. Let me know if that sentence actually makes any sense because I honestly have no idea. Anyway, I was talking about the fantastic Wudu area which is just a well. Yep. A proper pull-that-rope-and-fill-the-wooden-bucket well. And a pretty awesome well at that. 

Can you imagine waking up for Fajr and having to do Wudu using that? I would just trip over myself and fall into the thing, I’d be so sleepy! Hopefully the bucket will serve as a pretty comfortable pillow/floatation device. That’s actually why they put the grill there in the first place.
Al-Badiyah Mosque, also known as the Ottoman Mosque, is the oldest known mosque in the United Arab Emirates. Located in a small village in Fujairah, it is unknown when exactly this mosque was first built, though recent findings place it at roughly around 1446 AD. 

The mosque itself is quite small, having an area of only 53 square metres, and the roof is just 1.5 metres high. It is built from stones and mud bricks coated in layers of whitewashed plaster. The only pillar in the mosque, placed smack bang in the centre, supports the 4 helical domes atop the Masjid. This pillar also divides the internal space into 4 smaller squares. 

Additionally, there are quite a few decorative windows in the prayer area, allowing light and air to stream through into the mosque. Carved into the walls are little square (see a design pattern yet?) spaces which hold copies of the Quran and other Islamic books.

The mosque is quite a popular tourist attraction because of its rustic design and it still hosts daily prayers in Fujairah. Keep in mind that the mosque can only hold about 50 - 70 people at a time, so it can get quite busy on Fridays.

The Wudu area for Al-Badiyah Mosque is, in my opinion, the coolest Wudu area ever designed. Al-Badiyah Mosque, being a real OM (original mosque?), is kicking it old-school style. Let me know if that sentence actually makes any sense because I honestly have no idea. Anyway, I was talking about the fantastic Wudu area which is just a well. Yep. A proper pull-that-rope-and-fill-the-wooden-bucket well. And a pretty awesome well at that. 

Can you imagine waking up for Fajr and having to do Wudu using that? I would just trip over myself and fall into the thing, I’d be so sleepy! Hopefully the bucket will serve as a pretty comfortable pillow/floatation device. That’s actually why they put the grill there in the first place.

Al-Badiyah Mosque, also known as the Ottoman Mosque, is the oldest known mosque in the United Arab Emirates. Located in a small village in Fujairah, it is unknown when exactly this mosque was first built, though recent findings place it at roughly around 1446 AD.

The mosque itself is quite small, having an area of only 53 square metres, and the roof is just 1.5 metres high. It is built from stones and mud bricks coated in layers of whitewashed plaster. The only pillar in the mosque, placed smack bang in the centre, supports the 4 helical domes atop the Masjid. This pillar also divides the internal space into 4 smaller squares.

Additionally, there are quite a few decorative windows in the prayer area, allowing light and air to stream through into the mosque. Carved into the walls are little square (see a design pattern yet?) spaces which hold copies of the Quran and other Islamic books.

The mosque is quite a popular tourist attraction because of its rustic design and it still hosts daily prayers in Fujairah. Keep in mind that the mosque can only hold about 50 - 70 people at a time, so it can get quite busy on Fridays.

The Wudu area for Al-Badiyah Mosque is, in my opinion, the coolest Wudu area ever designed. Al-Badiyah Mosque, being a real OM (original mosque?), is kicking it old-school style. Let me know if that sentence actually makes any sense because I honestly have no idea. Anyway, I was talking about the fantastic Wudu area which is just a well. Yep. A proper pull-that-rope-and-fill-the-wooden-bucket well. And a pretty awesome well at that.

Can you imagine waking up for Fajr and having to do Wudu using that? I would just trip over myself and fall into the thing, I’d be so sleepy! Hopefully the bucket will serve as a pretty comfortable pillow/floatation device. That’s actually why they put the grill there in the first place.

"And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth in humbleness, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace."
- The Holy Quran, 25:63 (Surah Al Furqan, Verse 63)

"And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth in humbleness, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace."

- The Holy Quran, 25:63 (Surah Al Furqan, Verse 63)

It’s the first day of university and to kick off the first of many #MasjidMondays, we’re having a look at the first ever Masjid built in Islam: Masjid Quba.

The Masjid’s first stones were positioned by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in 622 when he emigrated from Makkah to Madinah, and the construction of the Masjid was completed by his companions. The mosque was competely redesigned in 1986 though it still retained aspects of the original Medinan design.

It has 6 domes, and 4 minarets. The main prayer hall connects to a cluster containing residential areas, offices, ablution facilities, shops, and a library.

Narrated by Sahl ibn Haneef, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is reported to have said that offering two raka’āt of Nafl prayers in Masjid Quba is equal to performing one Umrah.

Additionally, the Masjid is mentioned in the Qur’an, in Surah At-Tawbah, as the mosque founded on piety and devoutness (Masjid al-Taqwa).

So Insha’Allah, if you ever visit the Masjid, make sure you pray as many Nafl as you possibly can. And then pray some more. Maybe finish it off with a nice Dua and a few more Nafl. Definitely visit the library if you get the chance

Oh, and did I mention that you might want to pray some Nafl prayers?
It’s the first day of university and to kick off the first of many #MasjidMondays, we’re having a look at the first ever Masjid built in Islam: Masjid Quba.

The Masjid’s first stones were positioned by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in 622 when he emigrated from Makkah to Madinah, and the construction of the Masjid was completed by his companions. The mosque was competely redesigned in 1986 though it still retained aspects of the original Medinan design.

It has 6 domes, and 4 minarets. The main prayer hall connects to a cluster containing residential areas, offices, ablution facilities, shops, and a library.

Narrated by Sahl ibn Haneef, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is reported to have said that offering two raka’āt of Nafl prayers in Masjid Quba is equal to performing one Umrah.

Additionally, the Masjid is mentioned in the Qur’an, in Surah At-Tawbah, as the mosque founded on piety and devoutness (Masjid al-Taqwa).

So Insha’Allah, if you ever visit the Masjid, make sure you pray as many Nafl as you possibly can. And then pray some more. Maybe finish it off with a nice Dua and a few more Nafl. Definitely visit the library if you get the chance

Oh, and did I mention that you might want to pray some Nafl prayers?
It’s the first day of university and to kick off the first of many #MasjidMondays, we’re having a look at the first ever Masjid built in Islam: Masjid Quba.

The Masjid’s first stones were positioned by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in 622 when he emigrated from Makkah to Madinah, and the construction of the Masjid was completed by his companions. The mosque was competely redesigned in 1986 though it still retained aspects of the original Medinan design.

It has 6 domes, and 4 minarets. The main prayer hall connects to a cluster containing residential areas, offices, ablution facilities, shops, and a library.

Narrated by Sahl ibn Haneef, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is reported to have said that offering two raka’āt of Nafl prayers in Masjid Quba is equal to performing one Umrah.

Additionally, the Masjid is mentioned in the Qur’an, in Surah At-Tawbah, as the mosque founded on piety and devoutness (Masjid al-Taqwa).

So Insha’Allah, if you ever visit the Masjid, make sure you pray as many Nafl as you possibly can. And then pray some more. Maybe finish it off with a nice Dua and a few more Nafl. Definitely visit the library if you get the chance

Oh, and did I mention that you might want to pray some Nafl prayers?

It’s the first day of university and to kick off the first of many #MasjidMondays, we’re having a look at the first ever Masjid built in Islam: Masjid Quba.

The Masjid’s first stones were positioned by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in 622 when he emigrated from Makkah to Madinah, and the construction of the Masjid was completed by his companions. The mosque was competely redesigned in 1986 though it still retained aspects of the original Medinan design.

It has 6 domes, and 4 minarets. The main prayer hall connects to a cluster containing residential areas, offices, ablution facilities, shops, and a library.

Narrated by Sahl ibn Haneef, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is reported to have said that offering two raka’āt of Nafl prayers in Masjid Quba is equal to performing one Umrah.

Additionally, the Masjid is mentioned in the Qur’an, in Surah At-Tawbah, as the mosque founded on piety and devoutness (Masjid al-Taqwa).

So Insha’Allah, if you ever visit the Masjid, make sure you pray as many Nafl as you possibly can. And then pray some more. Maybe finish it off with a nice Dua and a few more Nafl. Definitely visit the library if you get the chance

Oh, and did I mention that you might want to pray some Nafl prayers?

Classes start September 9th. Who’s excited? I’ve forgotten EVERYTHING 

Classes start September 9th. Who’s excited? I’ve forgotten EVERYTHING 

Aisha (R) reports that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, "The two rakats of the sunnahs of Fajr are better than this world and all it contains."
- Sahih Muslim

Aisha (R) reports that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, "The two rakats of the sunnahs of Fajr are better than this world and all it contains."

- Sahih Muslim

"Take account of yourselves before you are taken to account, weigh your deeds before they are weighed."

- Umar Ibn Al Khattab (R)

"Take account of yourselves before you are taken to account, weigh your deeds before they are weighed."

- Umar Ibn Al Khattab (R)

"If you knew how powerful the Sujood is, you would never lift your head off of the ground."
- Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

"If you knew how powerful the Sujood is, you would never lift your head off of the ground."

- Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

All of us here at The Muslim Voice would love to wish you and your loved ones Eid Mubarak!
May Allah (SWT) accept our fast, respond to our invocations, and open our hearts. Ameen.

All of us here at The Muslim Voice would love to wish you and your loved ones Eid Mubarak!

May Allah (SWT) accept our fast, respond to our invocations, and open our hearts. Ameen.

#RamadanFoodTips
Yeah….. that’s not going to happen any time soon. Now where are my Samosas at?

#RamadanFoodTips

Yeah….. that’s not going to happen any time soon. Now where are my Samosas at?

The TMV is looking for new applicants for the 2014 - 2015 year. Apply today and join the team!

http://tmv.uoftmsa.com/?page_id=2394

The TMV is looking for new applicants for the 2014 - 2015 year. Apply today and join the team!

http://tmv.uoftmsa.com/?page_id=2394