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Crescent Visibility Report for Ramadan 1433

Crescent Visibility Report for Ramadan 1433 (Thursday 19th July 2012) Based on settings*

Ramadan 1433 Jul19

* Settings:-

– Moon Times from: 19/07/2012

OMAN Muscat, Long: 58:35:36.0, Lat: 23:36:48.0, Ele:21.0, Zone:4.00

Timing: (19th/07/2012)

Sun Sun

Moon Sleeping half-moon

Rise 05:29 05:32
Transit 12:11 12:15
Set 18:53 18:56

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 0.38 days old.

Set Time difference : 3 minutes

Based on the astronomical calculations and personal experience , the Crescent (Hilal) will NOT be visible across the country.

Therefore Sha’ban will continue its 30 days

Ramadan will start on 21st July 2012 on Saturday

Actually Ramadan starts after the Sunset on Friday..

(Not to get confused, The Arabic new day always starts after Sunset)

The Sun & Moon Data on Friday 20th will be as the following;

Timing: (20th/07/2012)

Sun Sun

Moon Sleeping half-moon

Rise 05:30 06:28
Transit 12:12 13:04
Set 18:53 19:37

Age of Moon: Waxing Crescent : ~ 1.38 days old.

Set Time difference : 44 minutes

Ramadan 1433 Jul20

Ramadan Mubarak to Everyone in advance.

May Allah Accept our fasting, Prayers and good deeds. Ameen.

Please note that I will post the Crescent Visibility Report for Shawwal 1433 later on during the month of Ramadan. In-Sha-Allah (If God Wills)

For more information regarding the topic; Please feel free to search this blog above, just type “Hilal” under the search window.

Who ate the third loaf of bread!?

Who ate the third loaf of bread? | Story about Issa (Jesus) PBOH and this world .

It is up to the individual to believe in a story
But believe me
It lays a great moral beneath it

>> By Shikh Yusuf Estes

This is the story now of

Some of you perhaps have heard this
OUR PROPHET (Pease Be Upon Him) Taught us that Once upon a time that JESUS (Pease Be Upon Him) Gave some money to one of his companions and he told him to go to town to get some food for everybody. The man took the money and went into a town close by and bought the food. There wasn’t very much money and all he was able to buy was three loaves of bread. And he was very (very) hungry and realised there were just these three loaves of bread. So he decided to eat one loaf of bread himself and then when he got back
he just handed over the bread to Jesus who asked him “who ate the third loaf of bread?” and immediately the man said “there are only 2 loaves of bread.” Jesus didn’t say anything else and they continued on the journey with their companions.

Later on the companions succeeded in hunting a deer. They killed the deer, they were cooking it and eating from the deer. Then Jesus stood up and he asked Allah to bring this deer back to life. And then, in less than a second the deer jumped back up and ran away. The people were amazed that how did this deer that we just killed and we cooked him, and we were eating him and suddenly he just jumps up and runs away? So then Jesus looked at the man who had gone after the bread and said “I’m asking you by the one who brought this deer back to life, who ate the third loaf of bread?” And then immediately the man said “they were only 2 loaves of bread.” Again Jesus (peace be upon him) didn’t say anything and continued on their journey.

Now while they were walking they came across a river that had been flooded up. Jesus (peace be upon him) asked them to hold his hand. So everybody joined hand with him and they were able to walk across the top of the river and walk all the way to the other side. When they got to the other side, the people were amazed, you know, how could this be? He said to the same man again, he said, “I’m asking you by the one, in other words by the one who made it for us to be able to cross this river by walking on top of it, who ate the third loaf of bread?” and immediately he said, “they were only two loaves of bread.” So Jesus didn’t say anything again and went on.

Then they came to a desert and that’s when Jesus took 3 big piles of sand and then he asked Allah, “turn this to gold.” And this man was watching this and suddenly the piles of sand became piles of gold. Then he(Jesus) said “1 pile is for me” and he looked to the man and said “1 pile is for you and the third pile is for the one who ate the third loaf of bread.” The man quickly said “I’m the one who ate the third loaf of bread.” And Jesus told him “then all three piles of gold are for you but do not accompany us anymore.” But the man didn’t care he was so happy he sat down in front of his new fortune.

He started dreaming of what he was going to do with it. He was smiling all alone looking at his wealth. Suddenly three thieves came upon him and they saw here is a man sitting alone with this huge treasure of gold. First thing they did, they killed him. Then they divided the gold each one of them took one of the big piles of gold. And then they sent one of them to go in and get some food so they could eat and then plan up their future.

So one of the thieves, he went into town to buy food. Now he didn’t take one of the loaves of bread like the other guy. Instead he decided to poison the food so when he goes back the people will eat the poison, they will die and he will get all three shares of gold for himself. And this is what he did. But his friends who he had left behind were also plotting against him and they decided when this man comes back, will jump him from two sides, kill him and then will divide up his share of the gold amongst ourselves. So they killed him when he came back and then they sat down to enjoy their meal and they ate the poison food. A few minutes later they both died and they were all laying there.

When Jesus (peace be upon him) came back with his companions, they passed by the very same spot and there they saw their former companion laying on the ground and the other three thieves laying there too. All were dead. And all three piles of gold laying there too. And he pointed to this and said “this is the life of this world”.

In Arabic called “this is the life of Hayatu AlDunya” This is the life of this world. and this is what would do for those who seek after it.

Islamic Call to Prayer – [Islam Calls You]

Adhan – The Call For Prayers
In The Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Adhan is the first call to prayer. The Adhan is uttered in a loud, albeit sweet melodious, voice to announce to the faithful that it is time for the Obligatory Prayer and to invite them to offer the prayers.

Those who perform Adhan are known as ‘Muezzin.’ The honour of being the first Muezzin goes to Hazrat Bilal, a black slave who converted to Islam. He had a very sweet, resonant and musical voice. He was appointed as Muezzin by the Prophet of Islam. The appointment of a black slave as the first person to call Muslims for prayers, shows that in Islam all human beings are treated as equals.

Rich or poor, black or white, short or tall – all are equal in the eyes of Allah. It is the piety of each individual that makes the difference.

Play this video to listen to Azan


Adhan is recited in a loud voice by the Muezzin facing the direction of the Ka’ba in the following words, which are said in the order mentioned:

Allahu Akbar” – recited FOUR times.

Meaning, “Allah is Most Great.”(four times)

Ash-hadu an la ilaha ill-Allah” – recited TWO times.

Meaning, “I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.”(twice)

Ash-hadu anna Muhammad-ar-Rasoolullah” – recited TWO times.

Meaning, “I bear witness that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah.”(recited twice)

Hayya ‘alas-Salah” – recited TWO times.

Meaning, “Come to prayer.”(turning the face alone to the right and saying it twice)

Hayya ‘alal-falah” – recited TWO times.

Meaning, “Come to Success.”(turning the face alone to the left and saying it twice)

Allahu Akbar” – recited TWO times.

Meaning, “Allah is Most Great” (face back to front and saying it two times).

Morning (Fajr) Prayers

The following phrase is added after “Hayya ‘alal-falah” in the Azan of the early morning prayers:

As-salatu khairum minannaum” – recited Two times.

Meaning, “Prayer is better than sleep” (recited two times).

”La ilaha illallah” There is no deity except for Allah.


Someone from Switzerland was doing some research on Adhan and people behavior.. Have a look at the video below;

During Adhan, it is normally that people should stop on what they are doing,  hear the Adhan and prepare for prayer.

Have a look at the video below, originally made by my friends here in Oman Smile

From Oman


More to come, Regarding Adhan, Space & Time in my next future posts. InShaAllah

More on Adhan from Wikipedia

Eid Mubarak

Today is the last day of Ramadhan the holy month. And after the Sunset Eid starts. People starts celebrating by early tomorrow morning after the Eid Prayer.


Just as festivity becomes the atmosphere when the fast is broken each day at sunset, happiness becomes doublefold when the month of fasting is finally completed and the Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated.

The most elaborate dishes are served at large banquets to which relatives and friends are invited. These  colorful celebrations are the climax of the sense of fulfillment characterizing,a month of fasting and hardships, increasing the bonds of connectedness among humankind and between humankind and God.

Yesterday we could not sight the new Moon Crescent because it was impossible. As you see in the picture below, the Sun and Moon almost sets at the same time and the elevation is only 5 degrees.


May Allah accepts our fasting, prayers and bless us all. Ameen.

Eid Mubarak

Ramadan the holy month



Ramadan is the ninth month of Muslim calendar. Commemorates the month in which the Quran was revealed to Muhammed (Peace be upon him). Observance involves prayer and abstention from food,drink, smoking, and sex from sunrise to sunset. After sunset brings party time. (Iftar Time)

Click here to read more

Note: Crescent sighting summary report to follow later on. Could not work on it duo to my work load.

Happy Ramadan to all 🙂

Australian guy become a Muslim

While browsing on Youtube, I found these videos and thought of sharing it.. This is a MUST watch.. Part 2 is the most interesting one.

Part 1


Part 2

Click here for Arabic Translation 2nd part only

In part 2: I liked when he said: “ For those of you ask for signs have We not shown you enough already? look around you. look at the stars look at the sun and look at the water. these are the signs of the people of knowledge “.

He didn’t mention the verse.. but anyway the verse is @ Surah Al-Baqara Verse 164 >>> The Holy Qur’an

Looks he read a different English translation of the Qur’an. Because all translations are from different people.  Anyway Good point.

Please share your thoughts & visit for more videos.

Surah Ar-Rahman – سُوۡرَةُ الرَّحمٰن

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

فَإِذَا ٱنشَقَّتِ ٱلسَّمَآءُ فَكَانَتۡ وَرۡدَةً۬ كَٱلدِّهَانِ (٣٧) فَبِأَىِّ ءَالَآءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ (٣٨)


And when the heaven splitteth asunder and becometh rosy like red hide – (37) Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny? – (38)

Surah Ar-Rahmanسُوۡرَةُ الرَّحمٰن


Surah Fussilat – سُوۡرَةُ فُصّلَت

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

سَنُرِيهِمۡ ءَايَـٰتِنَا فِى ٱلۡأَفَاقِ وَفِىٓ أَنفُسِہِمۡ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمۡ أَنَّهُ ٱلۡحَقُّ‌ۗ أَوَلَمۡ يَكۡفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ ۥ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ شَہِيدٌ (٥٣)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and within themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth. Doth not thy Lord suffice, since He is Witness over all things? (53)


Surah Fussilatسُوۡرَةُ فُصّلَت

Al-Fatiha سُوۡرَةُ الفَاتِحَة

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ (١)

ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ (٢) ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ (٣) مَـٰلِكِ يَوۡمِ ٱلدِّينِ (٤) إِيَّاكَ نَعۡبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسۡتَعِينُ (٥) ٱهۡدِنَا ٱلصِّرَٲطَ ٱلۡمُسۡتَقِيمَ (٦) صِرَٲطَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنۡعَمۡتَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ غَيۡرِ ٱلۡمَغۡضُوبِ عَلَيۡهِمۡ وَلَا ٱلضَّآلِّينَ (٧)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful (1)

Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, (2) The Beneficent, the Merciful. (3) Owner of the Day of Judgment, (4) Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help. (5) Show us the straight path, (6) The path of those whom Thou hast favoured. Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray. (7)


Al-Fatiha – سُوۡرَةُ الفَاتِحَة 


Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year which follows a lunar calendar. Each month begins with a sighting of the moon’s crescent and lasts 29 or 30 days until a sighting of the next month’s crescent.

The month of Ramadan commemorates the days when the Angel Gabriel imparted the wisdom of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, to the Prophet Mohammed.

It is during this month that Muslims fast. It is called the Fast of Ramadan and lasts the entire month. According to Sharia, or Islamic law, all adult Muslims must fast during the holy month. Only the sick, pregnant and nursing women, and travelers are exempt. This makes the fasting a worldwide phenomenon observed by the devoted among the world’s one billion Muslims as one international community.

During the Fast of Ramadan strict restraints are placed on the daily lives. Muslims are not allowed to eat or drink during the daylight hours. Smoking and sexual relations are also forbidden during fasting. At the end of the day the fast is broken with a meal called the Iftar. The fasting person must abstain from lying, cheating, argumentation, fighting, foul language and every sort of evil. These are considered offensive at all times, but are most offensive during the Fast of Ramadan.
During Ramadan, Muslims continue with their prayers five times a day, but after the night prayer is performed, a special prayer called Taraweeh is performed. This is a voluntary prayer that consists of reading the Quran during the time of Ramadan. The length of this prayer is usually 2-3 times as long as the daily prayers. In many mosques the whole Quran is read during Taraweeh prayers over the month. In some mosques it is read several times.
When Ramadan arrives, everybody congratulates his neighbors and relatives. You can see the happiness all over.

People start to prepare for Sohour (a very late meal before sun raise). Mostly Sohour contains Foul (Fava Beans), cheese, yogurt and bread. After Sohour some people wait until they pray Fajar then they go to work or go to sleep.


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