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Business / Re: Make More Than 65$ In A Week Answering Survey by rafaha(m): 11:17am On Oct 22, 2018
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Business / Re: How To Make Money Using Facebook by rafaha(m): 4:25pm On Jul 18, 2017
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Investment / Re: Unlimited Daily Income For Ever! by rafaha(m): 8:51am On May 30, 2017
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Politics / Re: UN Invites BIAFRA Group To June Meeting by rafaha(m): 2:16pm On May 11, 2015
Chukwugekwu:
Oh my goodness i can't wait to go to the promise land .....biafra

You can started going now.....lol!
Culture / Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by rafaha(m): 10:06pm On Mar 07, 2015
we don't av porcupine in naija na

We have porcupine in naija, it is call liilii in yoruba
Travel / Re: Palaces Of Popular Monarchs.-(pictures) by rafaha(m): 4:19am On Sep 02, 2014
gbenga4sure: Palace of sultan of sokoto

Op, this is not the Palace of Sultan of Sokoto, below is the Sultan Palace, Sokoto

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Islam for Muslims / Re: Why I Was Away by rafaha(m): 6:24pm On Nov 13, 2013
Surely Allaah takes what is His and what He gives is His and to all things He has appointed a time........so have patient and be rewarded! O Allaah forgive him. O Allaah have mercy on him.
Politics / Re: Third Mainland Bridge Is Vibrating by rafaha(m): 10:59am On Mar 13, 2013
In addition, the reason why the vibration is highly noticeable is because the expansion joint is at the support instead of mid-span of the bridge, the bridge has reach serviceability limit state but it does not mean it will collase soon.
BayoAA: [size=16pt]If this bridge does NOT vibrate then it would have scattered long ago. All the vehicles plying the bridge vibrate. This vibration is transfered to the bridge which in turn vibrates. This vibration is dissipated at the structural joints with the support structure and the expansion joints which also help in thermal expansion. The vibration is normal, I have witnessed it a lot of times and I believe the vibration frequency has not reach 1/50 of the treshold frequency where the bridge can break off.

I agree that there are some structural defects on the bridge especially close to Adeniji junction. The structure has buckled at this point which I believe started due to combination of thermal fatigue (Cyclic effect) and poor expansion joint at these sections.[/size]
Islam for Muslims / Re: Alhaji Lateef Adegbite Is Dead by rafaha(m): 11:20am On Sep 29, 2012
rafhell: Exit of a religious bigot and a boko haram apoplogist.
He had the chance and office to speak agaonst boko haram but he never did.

Why are you so parochial, with all the condemnations from every prominent muslims, did Boko haram stop bombing? get good life!
Islam for Muslims / Re: Alhaji Lateef Adegbite Is Dead by rafaha(m): 11:14am On Sep 29, 2012
lestat: Inna lillahi Wa inna ilaihi Rajioon.

O Allaah, forgive and have mercy upon him, excuse him and pardon him, and make honorable his reception. Expand his entry, and cleanse him with water, snow, and ice, and purify him of sin as a white robe is purified of filth. Exchange his home for a better home, and his family for a better family, and his spouse for a better spouse. Admit him into the Garden, protect him from the punishment of the grave and the torment of the Fire.’

‘O Allaah, forgive our living and our dead, those present and those absent, our young and our old, our males and our females. O Allaah, whom amongst us You keep alive, then let such a life be upon Islaam, and whom amongst us You take unto Yourself, then let such a death be upon faith. O Allaah, do not deprive us of his reward and do not let us stray after him’.

‘O Allaah, so-and-so is under Your care and protection so protect him from the trial of the grave and torment of the Fire. Indeed You are faithful and truthful. Forgive and have mercy upon him, surely You are The Oft-Forgiving, The Most-Merciful’.
Amin

‘O Allaah, Your servant and the son of Your maidservant is in need of Your mercy and You are without need of his punishment. If he was righteous then increase his reward and if he was wicked then look over his sins

Amin

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Islam for Muslims / Re: 9 Reasons Why Muslims Should Be Proud Of Islam by rafaha(m): 7:33pm On Sep 03, 2012
Good write up! Am pleased that Allaah is my LORD, Islam is my DEEN and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is my MESSANGER.
Islam for Muslims / Etiquettes Of Eid by rafaha(m): 12:38pm On Aug 17, 2012
Praise be to Allaah.

The Sunnahs that the Muslim should observe on the day of Eid are as follows:

1 – Doing ghusl before going out to the prayer.

It was narrated in a saheeh hadeeth in al-Muwatta’ and elsewhere that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Umar used to do ghusl on the day of al-Fitr before going out to the prayer-place in the morning. (Al-Muwatta’ 428).

Al- Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said that the Muslims were unanimously agreed that it is mustahabb to do ghusl for Eid prayer. The reason why it is mustahabb is the same reason as that for doing ghusl before Jumu’ah and other public gatherings. Rather on Eid the reason is even stronger.

2 – Eating before going out to pray on Eid al-Fitr and after the prayer on Eid al-Adha:
Part of the etiquette is not to go out to pray on Eid al-Fitr until one has eaten some dates, because of the hadeeth narrated by al-Bukhaari from Anas ibn Maalik, who said that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used not to go out on the morning of Eid al-Fitr until he had eaten some dates… of which he would eat an odd number. Al-Bukhaari, 953.
It is mustahabb to eat before going out to emphasize the fact that it is forbidden to fast on that day and to demonstrate that the fast has ended.

Ibn Hajar (may Allaah have mercy on him) suggested that the reason for that was so as to ward off the possibility of adding to the fast, and to hasten to obey the command of Allaah. (Al-Fath, 2/446).
Whoever does not have any dates may break his fast with anything that is permissible.

But on Eid al-Adha it is mustahabb not to eat anything until one comes back from the prayer, so he should eat from the udhiyah if he has offered a sacrifice. If he is not going to offer a sacrifice there is nothing wrong with eating before the prayer.

3 – Takbeer on the day of Eid

This is one of the greatest Sunnahs on the day of Eid because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“(He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allaah [i.e. to say Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar: Allaah is the Most Great)] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him”
[al-Baqarah 2:185]

It was narrated that al-Waleed ibn Muslim said: I asked al-Awzaa’i and Maalik ibn Anas about saying Takbeer out loud on the two Eids. They said, Yes, ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Umar used to say it out loud on the day of al-Fitr until the imam came out (to lead the prayers).

It was narrated in a saheeh report that ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Sulami said, “They emphasized it more on the day of al-Fitr than the day of al-Adha.”. Wakee’ said, this refers to the takbeer. See Irwa’ al-Ghaleel, 3/122/

Al-Daaraqutni and others narrated that on the morning of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, Ibn ‘Umar would strive hard in reciting takbeer until he came to the prayer place, then he would recite takbeer until the imam came out.

Ibn Abi Shaybah narrated with a saheeh isnaad that al-Zuhri said: The people used to recite Takbeer on Eid when they came out of their houses until they came to the prayer place, and until the imam came out. When the imam came out they fell silent, and when he said takbeer they said takbeer. See Irwa’ al-Ghaleel, 1/121

Saying takbeer when coming out of one's house to the prayer place and until the imam came out was something that was well known among the salaf (early generations). This has been narrated by a number of scholars such as Ibn Abi Shaybah, ‘Abd a l-Razzaaq and al-Firyaabi in Ahkaam al-Eidayn from a group of the salaf. For example, Naafi’ ibn Jubayr used to recite takbeer and was astonished that the people did not do so, and he said, “Why do you not recite takbeer?”
Ibn Shihaab al-Zuhri (may Allaah have mercy on him) used to say, “The people used to recite takbeer from the time they came out of their houses until the imam came in.”

The time for takbeer on Eid al-Fitr starts from the night before Eid until the imam enters to lead the Eid prayer.
In the case of Eid al-Adha, the takbeer begins on the first day of Dhu’l-Hijjah and lasts until sunset on the last of the days of tashreeq.

Description of the takbeer:
It was narrated in the Musannaf of Ibn Abi Shaybah with a saheeh isnaad from Ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) that he used to recite takbeer during the days of tashreeq:
Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, wa Allaahu akbar, Allaah akbar, wa Lillaah il-hamd (Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is most Great, there is no god but Allaah, Allaah is Most great, Allaah is most great, and to Allaah be praise).
It was also narrated elsewhere by Ibn Abi Shaybah with the same isnaad, but with the phrase “Allaahu akbar” repeated three times.

Al-Mahaamili narrated with a saheeh isnaad also from Ibn Mas’ood: “Allaahu akbaru kabeera, Allaahu akbaru kabeera, Allaahu akbar wa ajallu, Allaahu akbar wa Lillaah il-hamd (Allaah is Most Great indeed, Allaah is Most Great indeed, Allaah is most Great and Glorified, Allaah is Most Great and to Allaah be praise).” See al-Irwa’, 3/126.

4 – Offering congratulations

The etiquette of Eid also includes the congratulations and good wishes exchanged by people, no matter what the wording, such as saying to one another Taqabbala Allaah minna wa minkum (May Allaah accept (good deeds) from us and from you” or “Eid mubaarak” and other permissible expressions of congratulations.

It was narrated that Jubayr ibn Nufayr said: When the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) met one another on the day of Eid, they would say to one another, “May Allaah accept (good deeds) from us and from you.” Ibn Hajar said, its isnaad is hasan. Al-Fath, 2/446.

Offering congratulations was something that was well known among the Sahaabah, and scholars such as Imam Ahmad and others allowed it. There is evidence which suggests that it is prescribed to offer congratulations and good wishes on special occasions, and that the Sahaabah congratulated one another when good things happened, such as when Allaah accepted the repentance of a man, they went and congratulated him for that, and so on.

Undoubtedly these congratulations are among the noble characteristics among the Muslims.
The least that may be said concerning the subject of congratulations is that you should return the greetings of those who congratulate you on Eid, and keep quiet if others keep quiet, as Imam Ahmad (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: If anyone congratulates you, then respond, otherwise do not initiate it.

5 – Adorning oneself on the occasion of Eid.

It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said that ‘Umar took a brocade cloak that was for sale in the market and brought it to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, buy this and adorn yourself with it for Eid and for receiving the delegations.” The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to him, “Rather this is the dress of one who has no share (of piety or of reward in the Hereafter)…” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 948.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) agreed with ‘Umar on the idea of adorning oneself for Eid, but he denounced him for choosing this cloak because it was made of silk.
It was narrated that Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had a cloak which he would wear on the two Eids and on Fridays. Saheeh Ibn Khuzaymah, 1756,
Al-Bayhaqi narrated with a saheeh isnaad that Ibn ‘Umar used to wear his best clothes on Eid.
So a man should wear the best clothes that he has when going out for Eid.

With regard to women, they should avoid adorning themselves when they go out for Eid, because they are forbidden to show off their adornments to non-mahram men. It is also haraam for a woman who wants to go out to put on perfume or to expose men to temptation, because they are only going out for the purpose of worship.

6 – Going to the prayer by one route and returning by another.
It was narrated that Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: On the day of Eid, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to vary his route. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 986.
It was said that the reason for that was so that the two routes would testify for him on the Day of Resurrection, for the earth will speak on the Day of Resurrection and say what was done on it, both good and bad.
And it was said that it was in order to manifest the symbols of Islam on both routes, or to manifest the remembrance of Allaah (dhikr), or to annoy the hypocrites and Jews, and to scare them with the large number of people who were with him. And it was said that it was in order to attend to the people’s needs, to answer their questions, teach them, set an example and give charity to the needy, or to visit his relatives and uphold the ties of kinship.

And Allaah knows best.

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Autos / Re: 2001 Camry Needed by rafaha(m): 6:22pm On Jul 30, 2012
Fhemmmy: Nice and reliable ride you looking for.
If you cant get what you looking for in Nigeria, we MIGHT be able to get you something neat and kool from Canada or USA at an affordable price.

Looking forward to doing business with you soon.

Do you have 1999 tiny light and how much?
Politics / Re: Multiple Bomb Blast In Sokoto by rafaha(m): 1:40pm On Jul 30, 2012
The BH has finally enter Sakkwato, Seat of Caliphate....God help Us!
Travel / Re: Nobody Dey Travel Go Italy Again?????? by rafaha(m): 7:13am On Jul 02, 2012
My wife applied for Italian visa over a month ago but not yet out, she got reliable info from VFS staff that there are alot of outstanding applications that are not yet treated. just be patient!
Travel / Re: Qatar by rafaha(m): 12:56pm On Jun 26, 2012
ymx4u79:

Yes...you are the best to be here bro! just make sure you come with your original papers and be assured of a good job! you salary will be a reflection of performance during interview....when you come i will guide you....all d best

Thanks for your concern, how do i get in touch with you!
Travel / Re: Qatar by rafaha(m): 9:55pm On Jun 25, 2012
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ymx4u79: personnaly,am offering this info as a concerned nigerian who just got here a few months back as a professional;
1. Qatar is a good place to relocate too and also economically stable due to the oil they have....its populated mainly by expatriates and with just 2 million population,infact presently they have one of the best airport in the whole world! they will also be hosting the 2022 world cup and they are preparing as if its next year!
2. its a place for professionals....i.e engineers,doctors,accountant,technicians e.t.c with certificate to back it up....so if you are planing to go there think well!
3. there is a 5 years working visa from a sponsor who can either ask for 2 years contract with you or just getting it from a sponsor that you wont work with but you will sort yourself when you arrive here.if you have your certificate handy and you are good at what you do...am sure you will get a good job between a spate of 1-3months!
4.the visa now cost about $4000 to get due to influx of foreigners and undue exposure of Qataris to cash from desperate Nigerians....and you will get it between a spate of 4-6weeks.
5.prepare an average sum of N20000 per month for accommodation,N11000 for medicals and N80000 for miscellaneous expenses pending when you will get a job,luckily most jobs comes with accommodation and transport so with time you will cover all your past expenses!
6.finally...an average job for a professional here gets an average salary of $1500-$3000...so i think its worth it!
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Thanks for the info, i just applied for my work visa thru a relative over there, pls how easy to get work, i studied Civil Engineering with 7 years working experience.
Politics / Re: GEJ Media Chat Vs Euro 2012: Which Will You Watch? by rafaha(m): 4:54pm On Jun 24, 2012
i can only watch media chat, if GEJ will comment on EURO 2012
Islam for Muslims / Re: Nairaland Muslim Newbies: Introduce Yourselves Here by rafaha(m): 2:10pm On Jun 11, 2012
Asalam alaykum, my name is Rafi'i, am currently in Sokoto.
....Taqwa is to fulfill what Allah has obligated and avoid what HE has forbidden.In addition to that,do Good deeds to gain Goodness upon Goodness....

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