19 June, 2017

1. The First Caliph, Abu Bakr(R.A.)

"If I were to take a friend other than my Lord, I would take Abu Bakr as a friend." (Hadith)

Election to the Caliphate

The Prophet's closest Companion, Abu Bakr, was not present when the Holy Prophet (peace be on him) breathed his last in the apartment of his beloved wife of later years, Aisha, Abu Bakr's daughter. When he came to know of the Prophet's passing, Abu Bakr hurried to the house of sorrow.

"How blessed was your life and how beatific is your death," he whispered as he kissed the cheek of his beloved friend and master who now was no more.

When Abu Bakr came out of the Prophet's apartment and broke the news, disbelief and dismay gripped the community of Muslims in Medina. Muhammad (peace be on him) had been the leader, the guide and the bearer of Divine revelation through whom they had been brought from idolatry and barbarism into the way of God. How could he die? Even Umar, one of the bravest and strongest of the Prophet's Companions, lost his composure and drew his sword and threatened to kill anyone who said that the Prophet was dead. Abu Bakr gently pushed him aside, ascended the steps of the lectern in the mosque and addressed the people, saying,

"O people, verily whoever worshipped Muhammad, behold! Muhammad is indeed dead. But whoever worships God, behold! God is alive and will never die."

And then he concluded with a verse from the Qur'an:
"And Muhammad is but a Messenger. Many Messengers have gone before him; if then he dies or is killed, will you turn back upon your heels?"3:144
On hearing these words, the people were consoled. Despondency gave place to confidence and tranquility. This critical moment had passed. But the Muslim community was now faced with an extremely serious problem: that of choosing a leader. After some discussion among the Companions of the Prophet who had assembled in order to select a leader, it became apparent that no one was better suited for this responsibility than Abu Bakr. A portion of the speech the First Caliph gave after his election has already been quoted in the introduction.

Abu Bakr's Life

Abu Bakr ('The Owner of Camels') was not his real name. He acquired this name later in life because of his great interest in raising camels. His real name was Abdul Ka'aba ('Slave of Ka'aba'), which Muhammad (peace be on him) later changed to Abdullah ('Slave of God'). The Prophet also gave him the title of 'Siddiq' - 'The Testifier to the Truth.'

Abu Bakr was a fairly wealthy merchant, and before he embraced Islam, was a respected citizen of Mecca. He was three years younger than Muhammad (peace be on him) and some natural affinity drew them together from earliest child hood. He remained the closest Companion of the Prophet all through the Prophet's life. When Muhammad first invited his closest friends and relatives to Islam, Abu Bakr was among the earliest to accept it. He also persuaded Uthman and Bilal to accept Islam. In the early days of the Prophet's mission, when the handful of Muslims were subjected to relentless persecution and torture, Abu Bakr bore his full share of hardship. Finally when God's permission came to emigrate from Mecca, he was the one chosen by the Prophet to accompany him on the dangerous journey to Medina. In the numerous battles which took place during the life of the Prophet, Abu Bakr was always by his side. Once, he brought all his belongings to the Prophet, who was raising money for the defense of Medina. The Prophet asked "Abu Bakr, what did you leave for your family?" The reply came: "God and His Prophet."

Even before Islam, Abu Bakr was known to be a man of upright character and amiable and compassionate nature. All through his life he was sensitive to human suffering and kind to the poor and helpless. Even though he was wealthy, he lived very simply and spent his money for charity, for freeing slaves and for the cause of Islam. He often spent part of the night in supplication and prayer. He shared with his family a cheerful and affectionate home life.

Abu-Bakr's Caliphate

Such, then, was the man upon whom the burden of leadership fell at the most sensitive period in the history of the Muslims.

As the news of the Prophet's death spread, a number of tribes rebelled and refused to pay Zakat (poor-due), saying that this was due only to the Prophet (peace be on him). At the same time a number of impostors claimed that the prophethood had passed to them after Muhammad and they raised the standard of revolt. To add to all this, two powerful empires, the Eastern Roman and the Persian, also threatened the new-born Islamic state at Medina.

Under these circumstances, many Companions of the Prophet, including Umar, advised Abu Bakr to make concessions to the Zakat evaders, at least for a time. The new Caliph disagreed. He insisted that the Divine Law cannot be divided, that there is no distinction between the obligations of Zakat and Salat (prayer), and that any compromise with the injunctions of God would eventually erode the foundations of Islam. Umar and others were quick to realize their error of judgment. The revolting tribes attacked Medina but the Muslims were prepared. Abu Bakr himself led the charge, forcing them to retreat. He then made a relentless war on the false claimants to prophethood, most of whom submitted and again professed lslam.

The threat from the Roman Empire had actually arisen earlier, during the Prophet's lifetime. The Prophet had organized an army under the command of Usama, the son of a freed slave. The army had not gone far when the Prophet had fallen ill so they stopped. After the death of the Prophet the question was raised whether the army should be sent again or should remain for the defence of Medina. Again Abu Bakr showed a firm determination. He said, "I shall send Usama's army on its way as ordered by the Prophet, even if I am left alone."

The final instructions he gave to Usama prescribed a code of conduct in war which remains unsurpassed to this day. Part of his instructions to the Muslim army were:

"Do not be deserters, nor be guilty of disobedience. Do not kill an old man, a woman or a child. Do not injure date palms and do not cut down fruit trees. Do not slaughter any sheep or cows or camels except for food. You will encounter persons who spend their lives in monasteries. Leave them alone and do not molest them."

Khalid bin Waleed had been chosen by the Prophet (peace be on him) on several occasions to lead Muslim armies. A man of supreme courage and a born leader, his military genius came to full flower during the Caliphate of Abu Bakr. Throughout Abu Bakr's reign Khalid led his troops from one victory to another against the attacking Romans.

Another contribution of Abu Bakr to the cause of Islam was the collection and compilation of the verses of the Qur'an.

Abu Bakr died on 21 Jamadi-al Akhir, 13 A.H. (23 August 634 A.C.), at the age of sixty-three, and was buried by the side of the Holy Prophet (peace be on him). His caliphate had been of a mere twenty-seven months duration. In this brief span, however, Abu Bakr had managed, by the Grace of God, to strengthen and consolidate his community and the state, and to secure the Muslims against the perils which had threatened their existence.

Ahmed Hassan Arwo

16 June, 2017

1438 Ramadan and Rahma 2017-21.. by Ahmed Arwo

Laylatul-Qadr is in the last ten nights of Ramadan

"When the (last) ten started, the Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) would tighten his izaar (i.e. he stayed away from his wives in order to have more time for worship), spend the whole night awake (in prayer), and wake up his family." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]As we are in the last ten days of Ramadan which includes the Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr), we have to reflect on their virtue and spiritual assets. There are many fictions and fabrications in relation to this night specifically and to the last ten days of Ramadan in general. There are stories about surprise encounters of saints and prophets in disguise, mostly as beggars in the most detesting and disgusting shape and clothing. There are others who celebrate the greatness of this night in worldly festive mood with music and dance, similar to the Christmas, and even distribute surprise gifts to children and poor families, in a manner near to that of Father Christmas.

I do not want to indulge myself into innovations and misinterpretation of this glorious night, lest I may distract those of weak hearts from this special night full of Allah's mercy and forgiveness. May Allah make us those who endorse this night in prayer and dikr, as prescribed by Allah and his Messenger. Let us commit ourselves to commemorate this ten nights in accordance to the conduct of the Prophet and his companions.

The following article by one of the greatest scholars of Islam, Sheikh Muhammad Nasir-ud-Deen al-Albani (may Allah reward him about his unreserved efforts in spreading the correct principles and practices of Islam), will guide us to the proper way of honouring last ten days of Ramadan, specially how to seek Laylatul-Qadr . The article is posted in its authenticity and entirety, without any change in shape and form from http://www.islamtoday.com/.

How to Seek Laylatul-QadrShaykh Muhammad Nasir-ud-Deen al-AlbaniAdapted from "The Night Prayers: Qiyam & Tarawih from works by Muhammad Nasir ud-Deen al-Albani (and other scholars)" Compiled by Muhammad al-Jibali.

Laylat ul-Qadr is the most blessed night. A person who misses it has indeed missed a great amount of good. If a believing person is zealous to obey his Lord and increase the good deeds in his record, he should strive to encounter this night and to pass it in worship and obedience. If this is facilitated for him, all of his previous sins will be forgiven.
Praying Qiyaam
It is recommended to make a long Qiyaam prayer during the nights on which Laylat ul-Qadr could fall. This is indicated in many hadeeths, such as the following:
Abu Tharr (radhiallahu `anhu) relates:

"We fasted with Allah's Messenger (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) in Ramadaan. He did not lead us (in qiyaam) at all until there were seven (nights of Ramadaan) left. Then he stood with us (that night - in prayer) until one third of the night had passed. He did not pray with us on the sixth. On the fifth night, he prayed with us until half of the night had passed. So we said, 'Allah's Messenger! Wouldn't you pray with us the whole night?' He replied:
'Whoever stands in prayer with the imaam until he (the imaam) concludes the prayer, it is recorded for him that he prayed the whole night.'…" [Recorded by Ibn Abi Shaybah, Abu Dawud, at-Tirmithi (who authenticated it), an-Nasa'i, Ibn Majah, at-Tahawi (in Sharhu Ma`an il-Athar, Ibn Nasr, al-Faryabi, and al-Bayhaqi. Their isnad is authentic.]

[Point of benefit: Abu Dawud mentioned: "I heard Ahmad being asked, 'Do you like for a man to pray with the people or by himself during Ramadan?' He replied, 'Pray with the people' I also heard him say, 'I would prefer for one to pray (qiyaam) with the imaam and to pray witr with him as well, for the Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: "When a man prays with the imaam until he concludes, it is recorded that he prayed the rest of that night." [Masaa'il]]
Abu Hurayrah (radhiallahu `anhu) narrated that the Messenger (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said:
"Whoever stands (in qiyaam) in Laylat ul-Qadr [and it is facilitated for him] out of faith and expectation (of Allah's reward), will have all of his previous sins forgiven." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim; the addition "and it is facilitated for him" is recorded by Ahmad from the report of `Ubaadah Bin as-Samit; it means that he is permitted to be among the sincere worshippers during that blessed night.]
Making Supplications
It is also recommended to make extensive supplication on this night. `A'ishah (radhiallahu `anha) reported that she asked Allah's Messenger (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam), "O Messenger of Allah! If I knew which night is Laylat ul-Qadr, what should I say during it?" And he instructed her to say:
"Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuh.ibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee - O Allah! You are forgiving, and you love forgiveness. So forgive me." [Recorded by Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and at-Tirmithi. Verified to be authentic by Al-Albani]

Abandoning Worldly Pleasures for the Sake of Worship
It is further recommended to spend more time in worship during the nights on which Laylat ul-Qadr is likely to be. This calls for abandoning many worldly pleasures in order to secure the time and thoughts solely for worshipping Allah. `A'ishah (radhiallahu `anha) reported:
And she said:
"Allah's Messenger (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) used to exert more (in worship) on the last ten than on other nights." [Muslim]

Ahmed Arwo


13 June, 2017


Shalay 11 June 2017, waxaanu Hargeysa ka baxnay 7.30 subaxnimo, waxaanu ahayn wafdi uu hogaaminaayo Murashaxa M/W Kulmiye Muuse Biixi. Waxaa socdaalku ahaa gurmad iyo socdaal Xog raadin ah. Gurmud u jeeda magaalooyinka Wajaale iyo Borama oo shuban biyood ka dilaacay.
1-Isbitaalka Wajaale, waxa nalagu siiyey Xog waran iyo tafaasiil buuxda shubanka oo hadda si haaboon loo mareeyey, tirada dhimashada iyo bukaan socodka cusubina ay aad hoos ugu dhaceen. Waxa maamulku ka cowday leydhka oon line Ku xidhnayn shirkadda ugu dhowina ka dalabtay $2500.00, oo rakibaad ah iyo lacag ay ugu baahan yihiin nadaafadda guud iyo biyo gelin. Waxa kale ooy sheegeen shaqaale Ku meel gaadha oon guno helin.

Murashax Muuse, waxuu bogaadin iyo mahadnaq shaqaale dabadeed uu halkii ugu dhiibay Maamulka isbitaalka Wajaale lacag dhan $22,500. isagoo ku taaktaaksaday sida ay waajib u tahay in wadajir loo gurmado, shacbi iyo xukuumad iyo xisbigeeduba xiliyada adag ee ina soo mara. Waxa iyana halkaas wasaaradda caafimadku ku dhiibtay xooga daawo ah, iyaga oo balan qaaday dawooyin kale oo dhakhso uso gaadhi doona, ooyna marna jirin daawo yaraan, ee ay qorshe dhan fuliyeen oo la xidhiidh baahiyaha daawooyinka ee dalka guud ahaan.
Lacagtaas ooy tabaruc ahaan xisbiga u soo gudbiyeen taageerayaashu.
Waxas aad ugu farxay maamulka iyo shaqaalaha oo runtii kaga fal celiyey farxad iyo mahadnaq.Iyoo balan buuxa ku qaaday inay heegan u yihiin u adeega bulshada xaalad kasta oo taagan.
2-Waxa noo xigtay Isbitaalka Dhexe ee Borama. Warbiixn maamulka caafimaadka iyo maamulka gobalka iyo degmada, dabadeed waxa Murashax Muuse ku gudoonsiiyey lacag dhan $30,000.00 (Sodon Kun oo Dollar), taas oo ka kabi doonta baahiyaha ay sheegeen ooy ugu weyntay tan la xidhiidha shaqaalaha mu meel gaadhka ah. Murashaxu waxuu si tafatiran ula dardaarmay ilaalinta nadafadda guud, isaga oo la hadlaaya bulshada gaar ahaan dan yarta oo la sheegay inay labada xaafadood ee ay u badan yihiin ay tiro ahaan ugu badan yahay xanuunku, xafadaha Shacabka iyo Cismaan Nuur. Waxuu kiu booriyey inay maqlaan dardaranka iyo talooyinka dhakhaatirta iyo adeegayaasha caafimaad. Waxuu xusay shaqaalaha caafimaadka qaybta nadaafada iyo ka-kaaliyaasha xanuun jiifka kaadida, iyo saxadada ka guraaya, kana nadiifinaaya, kolka badan keena xataa ka cabsoodo inay soo galaan gudaha isbitaalka.Image may contain: 1 person
Waxa iyana Wasaaradda Caafimaadka iyo Maaliyadu ku wareejiyeen kaalmo daawo oo mug weyn, iyaga oo xaqiijiyey inay hayaan qorshe isku filaan helitaanka daawo ee dalka guud ahaan. Waxa iyana baabuur qalabaysan iyo shaqalaha ka hawl galaayey dhinaca nadaafadda iyo buufinta meelaha looga baahdo guddonsiiyey Golaha Deegaanka ee Caasimadda, Hargeysa.
3- Waxa iyana aanu booqanay xabsiga Dhexe ee Borama, iyada oo si taxadir leh oo ku dhisan maamulka xabsiga iyo ilaalinta maxaabiista aanu gudaha u galnay. Kormeerka dabadeed waxa hadal kooban ka jeediyey Murashaxa iyo Wasiirka Madaxtooyada, kana hadlay daryeelka iyo gurmadka caafimaad ee ay qaybna siiyeen, balana ay qaadeen. Waxa wasiirku sheegay inay dhexso loo dhaqaajin doona dhismaha xabsiga cusub oo dhul weyn loo dayray. WAxa kale oo wasiirku ugu bushaareeyey in Madaxweyne Axmed Maxamed u fidiyey cafis guud maxaabiista aan ku xidhnayn xaq aadmi, barakada bishan Ramadan. Taas oo wajigii maxaabiista u bedeshay mid farxad iyo mahadnaq isagu jira, oo aad ugu sacab tumeen.Image may contain: 1 person
Intaas kolka socdaalkii rasmiga ahaa ku dhammaaday, waxa isla maalintiiba noqday qaybtii xukuumadda, waxaanu ku soo hadhnay intayadii xisbiga ee uu hogaaminaayey Murashaxu.
Waxaana habeenkii oo dhan ay noo ahayd kulamo wadajir iyo koox kooxba aanu u galnay, oonu la kulanay hawlwadeenada xisbiga Kulmiye ee Degmada, iyo Gobalkaba, iyo Xildhibaanada Golaha Deeganka xisbiga oo ah 14 xildhibaan Waxaanu dhegeysi iyo doodba la galnay sidii loo dardar gelin lahaa hawlgalka xisbiga, iyo sidii waxqabadka iyo talooyinka loo mideyn lahaa. Waxaanu dhegeysan afkaar xoor ah oo lagu qiimeeyey kaalinta xisbiga iyo hanashada guusha dariiq loo maraayo. Waxaanu isla meel dhignay in wadajir loo dhaqaajiyo talaabooyin horumar ah oo lagu rumeeyo guusha xisbiga. Hadafkuna ahaado in mar walba la tiigsado hormar ka sareeyey kolba halka la joogo. Horumarku ma leh meel uu isku taago, waana in la helaa qorshe lagu jeexo guusha muuqata ee hanashada qalbiga dadweynha si aynu u hantino mar labaad hoggaanka dalka.
Runtii waxuu ii ahaa aniga socdaal waxqabad, socdaal is qiimeyn ku dhisan runta iyo waaqica jira, iyo hawl wadeeno u guntaday ka midho dhalinta doorashada Madaxtooyadal. Waxay hawlwadeenada iyo haldoorka shacbigu balan qadeen inay Awdal tahay gobal taageero u haya xukuumadda iyo xisbigeeda, ayna ka go'antay xaqiijinta guusha Kulmiye. Dhinaca hogaanku waxuu balan qaaday inay caqabad kasta oo jirta ay xalin doonaan, ayna keeni doonaan qorshe iyo dariiq cad oo min hogaan ilaa xubin xisbiyeed tuulo lagu wado shaqeeyo, hawsha qalbigeednuna tahay isku duubnanta bulshada gobalka iyo maamulka gobalka ee xisbiga, ayna tahay tan lagu rumeyn karo hiigsiga Kulmiye, waxii taageero ah ee dabada ka yimaadaana tahay badhi taar uun. Waa in Gobalku isku tashadaa, oo ay wadajir ku hawl galaan waxii ay hogaanka uga baahdaana diyaar loo yahay taakulo iyo talaba. Wadajirka iyo wadashaqaynta Gobalka ayaa dhalinaysa in isku xidhka maamulka dhexe ee xisbiga iyo Gobaku wuu noqdo mid dhammeys ah oo waxtar ah. Waana taas tan aanu ka soo shaqaynay oon u soo jeexnay tubtii loo hirgelin lahaa.
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07 June, 2017

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18 Reasons Why Muslims Should Fast in Ramadan

O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint. [Quran 2:183]

Ramadan is a month of fasting and prayers for the Muslims. The fast consists of total abstinence from food and drink from dawn to dusk. There is, however, a greater significance to fasts than mere abstinence from eating and drinking. The real objective of fasts is to inculcate in man the spirit of abstinence from sins and of cultivation of virtue. Thus the Qur'an declares that the fasts have been prescribed with a view to developing piety in man, as is clear from the verse quoted at the top of this page.

How are the many facets of piety sought to be cultivated through the fasts?
The prime consideration in undertaking fast, as in any act of devotion, is to seek NEARNESS TO GOD and beseech HIS PLEASURE and FORGIVENESS. This itself generates a spirit of piety in man.

The willful creation of the stringent conditions of hunger and thirst for one's own self, simply in obedience to the Divine Order, measures the FAITH of man in God and helps to strengthen it by putting it to a severe test.

Fasting enhances through creation of artificial non-availability, the value of the bounties of God, which man is apt to take for granted in the midst of plentiful availability, and thus inculcates in man a spirit of GRATITUDE and consequent DEVOTION to GOD. Nothing else can bring home to man the worth of God's bounties than a glass of water and a square meal after a day‑long fast. This also reminds man that the real joy in enjoying God's bounties lies in MODERATION and RESTRAINT and not in OVER INDULGENCE.

Fasting makes us deeply conscious of the pangs of hunger and discomfort suffered by the less fortunate among our brethren, who may have to put up with such stringent conditions all through their lives it thus enkindles in man a spirit of SACRIFICE leading to CHARITY towards his suffering brethren.

Fasting affords man an unfailing training in ENDURANCE i.e. a SPIRIT OF. ACCEPTANCE of the inevitable, which could well prepare him to put up with the unchangeable situations in life in the same spirit of RESIGNATION as cultivated during the fasts.
Fasting develops COURAGE, FORTITUDE and a FIGHTING SPIRIT IN man to surmount the heavy odds in life with a cool and tranquil mind. It sharpens his, power of CONCENTRATION to overcome obstacles, through a vigorous exercise all through the month, leading to a steeling of his WILL POWER and RESOLVE, which could help him in trying situations in actual life. It is seen that many an undesirable habit which is found hard to leave, is more easily left off during the days of fasting.

Fasting teaches man RELIANCE on God and CONFIDENCE in HIM in facing the bitter situations in life with the comforting thought that these too, ordained by Him, could well be surmounted through His assistance alone, even as the rigorous state of fasting for a complete month. For, fasting develops the quality of PATIENCE in man, with the realization that, as the days of fasting, though seeming unending do have a successful and, so are all the bitter situations in life. It therefore infuses a spirit of GOOD CHEER, (driving away BITTERNESS and DESPAIR) in his attitude towards life and in his demeanor towards others.

Through quick alternation of the state of plenty and of scarcity, fasting seeks to inculcate in man the right type of attitude in different situations in life of GRATITUDE and THANKSGIVING in plenty and of PATIENCE and FORBEARANCE in difficulty.

Fasting is meant to CONQUER ANGER, not to augment it, and to develop SELF CONTROL in man; for the vigorous effort of willfully putting up with a continued state of hunger and thirst can well be extended to conquer other infirmities of human character that lead man into error and sin.

Fasting inculcates a spirit of TOLERANCE in man to face unpleasant conditions and situations without making his fellow-being the victim of his wrath on account of his adverse conditions, such as deprivation of his basic needs of life, which constitutes the common cause of dissension among men.

Fasting MELLOWS a man and enhances his character, giving jolt to the human instincts of 'PRIDE, HAUGHTINESS, ENVY and AMBITION, for when fasting, a man's energies are too sapped to follow these instincts which are the chief causes of discord and conflict among men.

Fasting exposes the weakness of man in the event of his being deprived of but two of the bounties of God those of food and drink; it thus infuses in him a spirit of MEEKNESS and SUBMISSION, generating HUMILITY and PRAYER in an otherwise arrogant man.

Fasting breathes the spirit of FORGIVENESS in man towards his subordinates, as he himself seeks God's FORGIVENESS through fasts and prayers.

Fasting affords lessons in PUNCTUALITY through man's strict adherence to various time schedules in the observance of fasts and offering of prayers.

Fasting can be made to effect ECONOMY in an individual's life, which can be extended to wider spheres.

Fasting enforces in man rigid DISCIPLINE mental, spiritual and physical a trait of character which forms an essential ingredient to success in human life.

Fasting provides LEISURE, that could he gainfully employed in devotional or intellectual pursuits. The month long duration of fasts creates a proper climate for the SPIRITUAL REFORMATION in man, infusing in him a spirit of enthusiasm and zest to turn over a new leaf an opportunity provided every year.

On the physical side, fasting cleanses the human system of the accumulated impurities of uninterrupted eating throughout the year. It prepares the body for toughness and hardihood to face disease or conditions of scarcity. The rigid abstinence that the fast provides, regulates man's HEALTH, sharpens has INTELLECT, gives spurt to his SPIRITUALLY and enhances the qualities of his HEART. With the cleansing of the human body, it paves the way for its easy and effective rebuilding through meals at the end of the day or after the month is over.


Source: Jamiatul Ulama (Council of Muslim Theologians), Johannesburg, South Africa.


1438 Ramadan Mubarak Spreading the message of Qur’an

1438 Ramadan Mubarak Spreading the message of Qur’an

The Jeddah-based Holy Qur’an Memorization International Organization (HQMIO), an affiliate of Muslim World League (MWL), has been playing an important role in spreading the message of Qur’an all over the world by conducting a variety of educational programs.

The organization will hold a grand ceremony in Jeddah during the holy month of Ramadan to honor the winners of its international prize for the service to the Holy Qur’an.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Turki, secretary-general of MWL, thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah for his support to the program, adding that it would be attended by prominent personalities including academics and scholars.

The prize categories include: The best personality in service to the Qur’an; the best college of Qur’an; the best Qur’an contest; the best Qur’an society; the best model institute for Qur’an memorization; the best Qur’an memorization teacher; the best TV program on the Qur’an; the best website on the Qur’an; the best Qur’an scholar; and the best Qur’anic research.

“By organizing this international prize we intend to highlight and recognize the efforts of various individuals and organizations in the service of Qur’an and honor the best among them,” said Dr. Al-Turki. “We hope the prize would encourage Qur’anic institutions to compete with one another by developing their educational systems and improving their performance.”

Dr. Abdullah Basfar, secretary-general of HQMIO, thanked King Abdullah for his generous support to his organization. “Since the time of King Abdul Aziz, the Saudi leaders have given utmost importance to teaching and spreading the message of the Holy Qur’an.”

The Qur’an is a divine book of guidance sent by the Almighty for the progress and salvation of the whole humanity. If offers the panacea for the problems facing mankind.

Basfar urged people all over the world to look at Islam and the Qur'an fairly for their own benefit. "After the global financial crisis, some Western thinkers and economists called for introducing the Islamic banking system. The world should be humble to learn what God has taught it through Islam,” he said. Basfar's organization, which was established in 2000, runs more than 60 model Qur'an memorization institutes in Africa, Asia and Europe. Students are also taught Arabic, Islamic jurisprudence, Hadith, Tawhid and Islamic history.

"We provide scholarships to graduates of these institutes to pursue higher studies in medicine, engineering, management and other courses," he said, adding that the HQMIO has so far given more than 1,500 scholarships. The organization also sponsors Qur'an learning centers at mosques.

Basfar called for joint efforts by international Muslim organizations to spread the message of Qur’an, being the word of God and a blessing for the whole mankind. “There are millions of Muslims who do not even know how to read a small chapter of the Qur’an,” he said.

Basfer’s organization also holds Qur’an recitation and memorization contests at national, regional and international levels in order to encourage Muslim youths to study the holy book.

HQMIO has been organizing an annual competition for Pakistani children below 10 in Islamabad, which draws 1,000 boys and girls. HQMIO held a ceremony in Islamabad two days ago to honor young winners of the competition, which was attended by prominent Pakistani and Saudi officials.

Addressing the function, Jassim bin Muhammad Al-Khaledi, deputy head of mission at Saudi Embassy, commended the efforts of MWL and its organizations such as HQMIO and the International Islamic Relief Organization Saudi Arabia in the service of Islam and Muslims.


06 June, 2017

1438 Ramadan Mubarak - A religion that offers remedy for social ills

1438 Ramadan Mubarak - A religion that offers remedy for social ills

A religion that offers remedy for social ills

This is the last part of Abdul-Lateef Abdullah’s story about how Islam changed his life.

Being a social scientist by trade, much of my time is spent working on and pondering over the ills and dilemmas of our society. As I learned more about Islam, I came to the conclusion that societal ills are based primarily on unhealthy, dysfunctional social behaviors. Since Islam is a lifestyle focused totally on the most healthy, positive way of conducting our lives in every setting, then it is, and will always be, the only true answer to any society's social dilemmas. With this realization, not only did I decide that Islam was relevant to my everyday life, but I began to understand why it is so different from other religions. Only Islam provides knowledge and guidance for every aspect of life. Only Islam provides a way to achieve health and happiness in every dimension of life — physical, spiritual, mental, financial, etc. Only Islam provides us with a clear life goal and purpose. And only Islam shows us how to live in and contribute to a community, not just talk about it. Islam is what everyone needs, and what so many who have not found it yet, are searching for. It is the path to purpose, meaning, health and happiness. This is because it is the straight path to the source of all the power we could ever need — God.

It was only until I actually became Muslim that I realized just how encompassing our lifestyle truly is. Literally everything we are instructed to do has one underlying purpose — to remember God. It just shows the absolute and divine brilliance of the religion, in that there is a lifestyle that can show you how to remember your Creator in as simple an act as greeting someone, or getting dressed in the morning, or waking up from sleep. Islam shows us that by constantly remembering God, everything we do becomes focused on Him, and thus becomes an act of worship. From this, our energy, our thoughts, and our actions all become redirected away from unhealthy and useless causes, and focused on the source of all goodness. Thus, we are continuously tapping into His divine strength, mercy and grace. So, by remembering God constantly, we become stronger, better, and healthier in every aspect of our lives.

I thank God everyday for the ease to which he has allowed me to make the necessary changes in my life so that I can continue to live in America and still be, Insha-Allah, a good Muslim. As a white, middle-class American, many of the cultural aspects of Islam are quite different from what I, and those close to me throughout my life, have been used to. In fact, when I finally broke the news to my family that I had taken my Shahada (testimony of faith) and become Muslim, almost all of their questions and concerns were related to cultural differences — marriage, social life, family, etc. They were much less concerned about my general beliefs around God and religious practice. For my family, friends, and co-workers, becoming Muslim was not seen necessarily as a negative change, but it has required a great deal of education for them about Islam. In fact, as with my own education, this process of sharing the truth about Islam with them is never-ending because there is no limit to how much knowledge we can acquire, and it is the responsibility of every one of us to share whatever right knowledge we have.

Because acquiring right knowledge is such a critical component to a Muslim's development, having a teacher who has taught me how to apply Islam in everyday life that has made all the difference for me and helped me in managing whatever difficulties I have experienced from my reversion. Having someone knowledgeable you can turn to whenever you have questions is a wonderful support that every new Muslim should go out of their way to find. Islam is not a religion that can be rationalized, in the way that Christianity and Judaism have been over the ages. It is a clear path that must be followed exactly as God laid for us through the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, his companions, and the scholars of Islam.

In this day and age, in this society, discerning the path can often be difficult, especially when we are constantly faced with questions and doubts from people who on the surface may not be hostile to Islam, but whose general lack of faith can have a harmful effect on someone who bases everything they do on their love for God. It is also not easy being in an environment where we are constantly bombarded with sensual temptations which are seen as ordinary, common aspects of everyday life.

But when we have the support of a knowledgeable, experienced teacher, who is able to apply the universal teachings of Islam to his life, then the truth becomes clear from error, exactly how God describes in the Qur’an. From this, we are able to understand how to apply Islam correctly to our own lives, and thus receive God's many blessings. The ultimate test, however, of anyone who claims to have true and right knowledge, is to look at how they apply it in their own lives. If their actions support their teachings, then and only then should we look to them for guidance.

My journey to Islam, although short, has been a life-altering experience. It is one that with every passing day makes me more and more appreciative and thankful to Almighty God. The extent of His mercy can only fully be understood from the perspective of someone who prostrates themselves regularly and submits their will to that of the Creator. This is what I strive for through Islam. It is the struggle that we must fight every moment of every day, but one that we love, because we know Who to turn to for support and Who is helping us along.

I look back at my life prior to Islam and reflect on the different ways I sought guidance. I think back to all the different ideas I once had of who God really is, and how we can become close to Him. I look back now and smile and perhaps even shed a tear because now I know the truth. Now, life makes sense. Now, life is order. Now, I know why I am here, where I want to go, what I want my life to be, how I want to live, and what is most important not just to me, but to everyone. I only hope and pray that others who have not found the path yet, can feel the same that I do.

(Courtesy of www.islamreligion.com)


04 June, 2017


Humanity is at the end. Innocent people are slaughtered in the four corners of the world daily if not by the hour, and most killed are Muslims killed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Last night London was attacked cowardly and in the wildest barbarity. The most international city on the earth, where all faiths live side by side in harmony, where all ethnicities shake hands of greetings every second and where over 100 languages are spoken is attacked.

London is where my faith, Islam, is practised more freely than in many Muslim majority countries.
United Kingdom is the home of Millions of Muslims that found shelter and care after they ran from the killing fields of their own country. I am one of them.

Islam is free of these acts of insane, Satan driven individuals. The holy Quran says: (Whoever kills an innocent life is as if he has killed all of humanity.)... SuratAl-Ma'idah 5:32

The freedom we have in United Kingdom, gives us the opportunity to spread Islam to the entire world. For in these United Kingdom dwells the entire human race. There is no nationality that does not call U.K its home. We can spread Islam, when we practise it in peace and love and when we act as good ambassadors to our serene Islam. Killing innocent people sends bad and contrary messages to the truth of our religion. It is a duty of Muslims to fight and fight with all possible forces this damaging if not killing acts of terror to our sacred belief. It awards wrong impressions against our religion, and serves none but our enemies. We have to be at the first front in the war against this devil occupied demagogues.

Spread peace and love. Follow the kindest of all mankind, our Prophet Mohammed, May Allah give him peace and blessings.

My deep condolences to the innocent victims of these heinous acts. My sympathy to the families of the deceased and wounded, to the government and to the citizens of my United Kingdom.

Don't let terrorism succeed. They want to divide us. Show them, the more they show their ugliness, the more we unite in beauty and harmony. Unite against terrorism, and keep U.K what it is, the heart of civilisation, and the centre of human race.

Ahmed Hassan Arwo
Somaliland Presidential Senior Economic Advisor


28 May, 2017



Anoo ku hadlaaya afkayga iyo kan xaaskeyga Amaal Cumar Carte, waxaan tacsi u dirayaa xaaska, ubadka, tafiirta, ehelka, qaraabada, asxaabta, xigto iyo xigaalka marxuum Ismaaciil Xuseen  Xandule, oo ku geeriyooday shalay 1da Ramadaan 1438 magaalada Hargeysa.  

Ismaaciil waxuu ahaa nin aan ilaa yaraantii aqaanay tolniimo iyo saxaabnimaba, inaadeer tol jecel. NIn taariikh yahan ah oo aqoon badan wax badana aan ka faa'iday. Nin cibaado badan oo ehelu taqwa ah, bulshaawi farxad dadka ku qaabila, ubadkiisa iyo xaaskiisa ehelnimada ay u raacday saaxiibnimo oo aad ula kaftami jiray, taas oo dadkeena ku yar. Waxuu ahaa nin run ku nool oon xaqqa baal marin, nin xalaal quute ah oon xaaraan ag marin.

Waxaan marxuumka Alle uga baryayaa inuu qabriga u nuuro, u waasiciyo, ugana dhigo beer ka mid ah kuwa fardawsta sare. Ehel, asxaab, xaas, uabad iyo tafiirna waafajiyo samir iyo duco

Mustashar Axmed Carwo
00252 424 2077 


17 May, 2017

18 May waa Maalintii Guusha iyo Midnimo

Axmed Carwo

Waa lix iyo labaatan jir. Waa mahad Alle oo dalkeena Somaliland waxuu ku sugan yahay nabad, ammaan, iyo dimuquraadiyad. Hawl adduun dhammeys ma leh, waxa ina soo maray welina raadkeedu taagan yahay abaar culus oo xoolihii dhammeysay, dadkiina ka dhigtay faqri iyo bukaan socod iyo in dhimmatayba. Meynaan helin caawimadii caalamka kolkaad ka reebto qadhiidh af ka sheeg ah. Alle mahadii raxmaadkii wuu inoo bilaabmay, waxa se loo baahan yahay dib u kicin dadkii abaartu xoolo tirtay.

Waa arrintaas tan taabatay damaashaadkii aynu sameyn jirnay. Si kharaskha loogu bedelo mucaawino dadka abaarahu halakeeyey. Waxa xukuumad iyo shacbiba aynu isla garanay in loo rogo ololo lagu uruuriyo mucaawinada dan yarta xoolahu ka baxayn si loogu sameeyo xoolo siin (restocking) iyo barnaamajyo lagaga hor tago abaaraha sida dhir abuurka, ceelal qod iyo biyo joojin.

Waxa kale oo weli inaga dhiman waa aqoonsi caalami ah, waa mid aynu ku gaadhi doono samir, wadajir iyo dedaal, iyo mahadda Alle.

Qaranimada Soomaliland waxa loo huray dhiig, maal iyo nool. Waxa lagu helay kifaax hubaysan oo ururkii SNM ku guulaysatay. Waxaana lagu fooladeeyey Burco 18kii May 1991, kolkii qalin iyo qalbiba ay ku midoobeen beelahii SNM iyo beelihii ka baxsanaa ururka, ka dib markii dood dheer oo cad, si siman loo gorfeeyey.Waxa leysku raacay in lala soo noqdo qaranimadii luntay 1960, waxaana la dhisay dawlad ay hogaaminayso SNM muddo laba sano ah. Shirka Burco beelaha Soomaliland wey u dhammaayeen min Ceelaayo ilaa Lawyacaddo. Beelahii SNM iyo Beelahii kale si siman oo wadajir ah ayey ku go’aansadeen soo celinta Qarannimada Somaliland.

Waxaana Madaxweynahii u horeeyey noqday Cabdirahmaan Axmed Cali Allah ha u naxariistee. Waxaa la dhisay Guurti lagu soo daray beelihii darafyada iyo xukuumad loo dhan yahay oo beelahu kulmisay.

SNM waxy noqtay jabhadii u horreysay dunida ee hab dimuquraadi ah ku dhisan, iyadoo horeba tijaabada dimuquraadiga ku guulaysatay oo shan hoggaamiye kala bedeshay mudadii tobanka sano ee halganku socday. SNM oo raacaysa habdhaqankaas waxay dhistay dawlad ka koban 17 wasiir oon lahayn ku-xigeeno iyo wasiir dawlayaal. Waxayna noqotay mid si taam ah u fulisa mudadii ay qabsatay. Inkastoo qas siyaasi ihi dhaliyey isku dhac, haddana waxay noqtay mid talada u celisa dadweynaha oo ay hagayaan guurtida beelaha Soomaliland oo dhan. Waxaana dhacday in Boorame oo ah magaalo madax beel aan SNM ahayni noqotay halka lagu amboqaado horusocodka Soomaliland. Waxa xilkii ku wareegay Madaxweyne aan ka tirsanayn halkankii SNM, Alle ha u naxariistee Maxamed Xaaji Ibraahim Cigaal. Waxaa xigay Madxweyne Daahir Riyaale oo ka tirsan beelahii ka maqnaa ururkii SNM oo nasiib u yeeshay inuu noqdo Madaxweynahi u horeeyey ee si toos ah loo doortay. Waxayna dhammeysay seddex marxaladood oo dalku soo maray muujisayna in talada dalka loo siman yahay.

Waxa xigtay doorashadii labaad ee Madaxtooyada 2010, waxayna guul weyni ku raacday xisbiga KULMIYE, waxaana Madaxweyne noqday Axmed Maxamed kuxigeena Cabdiraxmaan Saylici oo ah hoggaanka maanta. Guushaasi waxay kor u qaaday dimuquraadiyadda Soomaliland oo noqotay kolkii ugu horreysay taariikhda Soomaaliyeed guud ahaan ee mucaarid doorasho ku guuleysto, isla markaasna geeska Africa kow ka ahyd, dunida seddexadna guud ahaan ku ah naadir iyo teel teel.

Illaahay mahadi ha ka gaadhee, dalku waa nabad, dadkuna waa dar niyad wacan oo ididiilo wanaagsan hiigsanaaya. Waxa jirta colaad inagu xeeran, waxa jirta qabyaalad curyaamisay qaranka, waxa jirta dhutis dhaqaale iyo sicir barar ka dhashay dakhligii xoolaha oo yaraaday iyo arrimo kale. Waxa barbar socday barnaamajyo horumar ee Xukuumadda Kulmiye qabatay. Maanta taas naaqishimayno oo xusku waa guulaha iyo wanaaga aynu wada leenahay Mucaarid iyo Muxaafidba. Waa Xuska 18ka May, iyo maalintii midnimada.

Dawladnimadu waa guri oo kale oo haddii meel dilaacdo oon dilaacaas la gufeen ay galaafan doonto guriga oo dhan. Waxa dalku qaatay nidaam dimuquraadi ah oo ku salaysan axsaabta badan. Taasi waxay waajib ka dhigaysaa tartan xisbiyada dhex mara Tartanaku waxa ka dhasha mucaarid iyo muxaafid. Mid waliba xil gooni ah oo u gaar ah ayaa saran.

Muxaafid waa kan haya awoodii dawladnimo, waxa shacbi weyne kula xisaaabtamayaa wax qabadkooda. Waa se in looga dambeeya maamulka, oo waxa sharcigu u baneeyey lagu jiq siinin. Waxa laga rabaa ma aha wax ayna awood dhaqaale amba farsamo u lahayn, waa mid lagu qiyaasaayo dhaqaalha yare e dalku leeyahay, iyo aqoonta aan fidsanayn ee jirta. Togba waa ku taagtii, dawsladna waa ku tamarteed.

Mucaaridda u daa dhaliil iyo dhaleecayn. Taas waxaa raacda inay dhaliisha raaciyaan waxa ay la iman karaan si ay ku toosiyaan. Waxay la imanayaan barnaamaj siyaasadeed, dhaqaale iyo bulsho oo ay dadweynaha soo hor dhigaan. Ma aha inay waqtigooda ku dhammeeyaan casho sharaf qurbaha ah iyo xafladdu gudaha ah iyo makarafoon aan weedha ka baxaysa loo fiirsan.

Kaalinta dadweyne waa inay la socdaan labada garab, oo ay danta guud ku cabiraan si ay u kala doortaan. Dadweynaha intiisa badani waa inay noqdaan dar u dhego fudud qiimeynta arrimaha socda, ayna u kala raacaan marba meesha danta guud ku jirto. Guntuna waa garabka ay u bataan kan shukaanta ay u dhiibayaan. Dadku ha ka koro dan gaaban, dhuuni maalmeed iyo nin neceyb iyo reer jaceyl.

Tartanku ma aha mid ina ilowsiiya qaranimadeena, midnimada dal iyo danaha badan ee aynu ka simannay. Waa geed ka go'an inaynu qaranimada wado daafacno. Waa inaynu wadajir ugu halganaa ictiraafka. Waa inagoo kala xisbi ah wado shaqaynaa, sharkado wada dhisanaa, ururo bulsho wada maamulnaa. Ogow wax qabadka xukuumaddu dadka waa u siman yahay. Jidka la dhiso, dugsiga la bineeyo, ceelka la qodo, shaqaalaha mushaharka loo kordhiyo, cisbitaalka la dhiso, garoomada ciyaaraha, iyo madaarada  midna reer ma leh. Waa mid loo siman yahay.

Waxaan bogaadin u dirayaa dadweynah Soomaaliland meel ay joogaanba, dawlad iyo mucaarad, yar iyo weynba, gudo iyo debedba. Waxaan leeyahay meel fiican ayeynu maraynaa, inta dhimman waa is faham iyo isla jaan qaad iyo dulqaad leysu yeesho, cadowga oo leyska jiro iyo danta guud oo loo wado guntado, iyo Illaahay oo la mahadiyo iyo nabadda aynu ku suganay oonu wado ilaalino.

Farxadda damaashaadka ku bedel mucaawinada walaalahaga ay ku habsatay abaartu, farxaddeenu waa tan qalbiga iyo niyadda oo ah mid dhammaan aynu ka simannay.


Guul iyo Mahad Allah

Ahmed Hassan Arwo




08 May, 2017


La-taliyaha Madaxweynaha JSL  Mudane, Mustashar Axmed Carwo, waxa uu tacsi u dirayaa waxgaradka, waayeelka, aqoonyahanka, qoyskii, eheladii, qaraabadii, asxaabtii iyo shacbiga somaliland ee uu ka baxay Alle ha u naxariistee Marxuum Ambassador Maxamuud Cabdilaahi Jaamac (Sifir) oo ku geeriyooday maanta oo ay taariikhdu ahayd 05.05.2017, dalka Maraykanka gaar ahaan magaalada New York City.

Marxuumka waxuu ahaa oday ka baxay dhamaan ummadda ku hadasha afka Soomaaliga, gaar ahaan Reer Somaliland, waxaanu marxuumku ka mid ahaa siyaasiyiinta ugu magaca weyn dhulka Soomaalidu degto, xilkii u danbeeyey ee uu Qaranka somaliland ka soo qabtayna waxa uu ahaa Safiirka Somaliland ee Dalka Kenya u fadhiya.

Mustashar Axmed Carwo waxa uu marxuumka ALLE uga baryayaa inuu naxariistii janno ka waraabiyo waxgaradka, waayeelka, aqoonyahanka, qoyskii, eheladii, qaraabadii, asxaabtii iyo shacbiga Somaliland ee uu ka baxayna samir iyo iimaan saadiqa ka siiyo.

Mustashar Axmed Carwo
0252 63 4242 2077




La-taliyaha Madaxweynaha JSL  Mudane, Mustashar Axmed Carwo, waxa uu tacsi u dirayaa waxgaradka, waayeelka, aqoonyahanka, qoyskii, eheladii, qaraabadii, asxaabtii iyo shacbiga somaliland ee uu ka baxay Alle ha u naxariistee Marxuum Ambassador Maxamuud Cabdilaahi Jaamac (Sifir) oo ku geeriyooday maanta oo ay taariikhdu ahayd 05.05.2017, dalka Maraykanka gaar ahaan magaalada New York City.

Marxuumka waxuu ahaa oday ka baxay dhamaan ummadda ku hadasha afka Soomaaliga, gaar ahaan Reer Somaliland, waxaanu marxuumku ka mid ahaa siyaasiyiinta ugu magaca weyn dhulka Soomaalidu degto, xilkii u danbeeyey ee uu Qaranka somaliland ka soo qabtayna waxa uu ahaa Safiirka Somaliland ee Dalka Kenya u fadhiya.

Mustashar Axmed Carwo waxa uu marxuumka ALLE uga baryayaa inuu naxariistii janno ka waraabiyo waxgaradka, waayeelka, aqoonyahanka, qoyskii, eheladii, qaraabadii, asxaabtii iyo shacbiga Somaliland ee uu ka baxayna samir iyo iimaan saadiqa ka siiyo.

Mustashar Axmed Carwo
0252 63 4242 2077



Waxaan tacsi u dirayaa ehelka, asxaabta, qaraabada iyo xisbiga Kulmiye U.K, ee uu ka baxay

Marxuum Keenadiid Cabdikariim Jaamac oo 7/05/2017 ku geeriyooday dalka Ingiriiska ee U.K. Waxaan si gaar ah u tacsiyadeynayaa gobalka Sool ee ay xuduntiisu ku aasnayd.

Keenadiid waxuu xisbiga Kulmiye si xamaasad leh oo niyad ah ugu soo biiray socdaalkii kal hore Guddoomiye Muuse Biixi oon la socday ku tegay U.K. Waxa xusid mudan inuu ku biiristiisa ku sababeeyey murashaxnimda Muuse.
Marxuum Keenadiid waxuu ahaa nin aftaham ah oo wadaniyad lexaad lihi qalbigiisa fadhido, nin qarannimo ka door biday qabiil, nin mabda' ka raacay mansab. Intaan London joogay qayb ka mid ah socdaalka waxaa si joogto ah wehel ii ahaa Keenadiid oon ka helay xogo badan oo Sool iyo duruufaheeda ah. Nin hammo dheer lahaa ooy u muuqatay Somaliland oo mustaqbal wacan ka soo ifaayo. Nin diyaar u ahaa ololaha doorashooyinka oo uu tabaabushaha ugu jirtay imaatinka dalka iyo inuu qayb libaax ka qaato ololaha KULMIYE.

Waxaan si gaar ah u xusuustaa qudbadii uu ka jeediyey kulankii Madaxweyne Axmed Maxamed iyo Jaaliyadda Somaliland ee UK kana dhacday London iyo tii la midka ahyd ee Murashax Muuse loogu qabtay isla London..qudbad quluubta dadka gashay, oo si xirfad leh oo xikmad, waayo-aragnimo iyo taariikh ka buuxdo uu madasha si heer sare ah uga akhriyey. Waxay ahyd qudbad si cad u bayaamisay shakhsiyadda marxuum Keenadiid.

Alle ha u naxaraiisto Marxuum Keenadiid, qabriga ha u nuuro, hana u waasiciyo, oo ha uga dhigo beer ka mid ah kuwa fardaws. Ehel iyo asxaabna heyna waafajiyo duco iyo samir.

Inaa Lillaah wa inaa illeyhi raajacuun.

Mustashar Axmed Carwo
La-taliyaha Madaxweynaha ee Dhaqaalaha, Ganacsiga iyo Maalgashiga
00252 63 424 2077