Monthly Archives: March 2014

Prayer: Ablution

If someone needs to go to the toilet, he should use the toilet and do istanja before doing wudu.Siwak (Tooth-Stick) It is a good practice to clean the teeth with a tooth-stick, or a toothbrush before performing wudu. In this way you can avoid many dise…

Surah Al-fatihah: A first post to please Allah (S.W.T.)

English Translation

Translator: Abdullah Yusuf Ali
  1. In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 
  2. Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds; 
  3. Most Gracious, Most Merciful; 
  4. Master of the Day of Judgment. 
  5. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. 
  6. Show us the straight way, 
  7. The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.

Accordingly, Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam — Peace be upon him) said that, the greatest surah in the Qur’an is none other than the Surah Al-fatihah [Sahih Al-Bukhari]. The opening surah that will surely please Allah (Subḥānahu wa ta’āla — Glorified and Exalted be He). With that, let me start as to why this site joined the web. I’ve been wanting to have this, a blog that speaks about my religion, the beautiful Islam; but since then, the fear of having basic knowledge about it, holds me from endeavouring. This time, however, not anymore, a clear attempt that I am determine to pursue this greatest goal of my life — to contribute to Islam (anything about it, In shaa Allah – if Allah wills).

Why Islamic Viewfinder?

If you are a photographer or familiar with the parts of any modern camera, the viewfinder as Google defined it, is a device on a camera showing the field of view of the lens, used in framing and focusing the picture. And analogous to that, this blog aims to share, from my perspective, what I see, know and believe in Islam. The basics that possesses me, and the advanced knowledge that soon to be sought will be the frames of several upcoming posts, with different topics to focus on, In shaa Allah — if Allah wills.

Everything is Halal

This blog has a great mission, and all these are not possible without the aid of modern technology. And I made it possible to the point that everything I use here is Halal:
  1. Site platform – Google Blogger (Free Web Hosting)
  2. Hardware – Acer Aspire (Bought from Halal Money)
  3. Operating System – Ubuntu Linux (Absolutely Free)
  4. Header Design – Made in Inkscape (Absolutely Free)
  5. Arabic Scripts – Programmed by the author in $mathrm{LaTeX}$ (Absolutely Free) using Arab$mathrm{TeX}$ package.
  6. PDF version of every blog post – Programmed by the author in $mathrm{LaTeX}$ (Absolutely Free) using Arab$mathrm{TeX}$ package.

In case you want the $mathrm{LaTeX}$ code of the above Surah Al-fatihah, here it is

Click to download the PDF version of this post.

    I Wish They Taught Money in High School

    …so I’m not dependent on my paycheck and I can start my own business right away! Seriously! Earning, saving, investing and growing money is such an integral part of living and surviving in this world but how come we are never taught the basics about it? How come instead of approaching money in a way […]