Message To The Elders of JoJo Mafia Island Tanzania! (Swahili)!

Ufunguuzi Rasmi wa Masjid Istiqamah Mafia Tanzania 23 November 2018

https://youtu.be/JqeYZb8fb0A

Message To The Elders of JoJo Mafia Island Tanzania! (Swahili)!

Message to Village Elders of JoJo Mafia on Official Opening of Masjid Istiqamah on November 23 2018
Please forward to them and all Muslims Elders Officials etc. of Mafia Island Tanzania.

Salaams Rasmi Kwa Wazee wa JoJo Mafia Tanzania!

See Previous Posts here too om the same subject!

 

   

  

 

Masjid Istiqamah JoJo Mafia Island Tanzania Formal Opening Today!

Masjid Istiqamah JoJo Mafia Island Tanzania!

Opening of Masjid Istiqamah JoJo in Mafia Island Tanzania Friday 12 noon November 23 2018

https://youtu.be/3y8Z4hrUB0o

Opening of Masjid Istiqamah JoJo in Mafia Island Tanzania Friday 12 noon November 23 2018

Today In Shaa Allah is the Official Opening of Masjid Istiqamah JoJo Mafia!

Formal Official Opening of The Masjid Istiqamah Mafia Island Tanzania on November 23rd 2018 –

Message to The Village Elders of JoJo Mafia Island – in Swahili!

Ufungulizi Rasmi wa Masjid Istiqamah JoJo Mafia tarehe 23 November 2018 In Shaa Allah

By Majid Said Nasser Al Suleimany
Muscat – Sultanate of Oman
November 22, 2018
Video will be live at:

 

November 22, 2018

Previous Posts – For Follow Ups!

https://mymajid.blog/2018/11/21/formal-official-opening-of-masjid-istiqamah-jojo-mafia-island/

https://mymajid.blog/2018/11/16/masjid-istiqamah-masjid-jojo-official-opening-for-november-23-2018/

Masjid Photos

     

 

 

Formal (Official) Opening of Masjid Istiqamah – JoJo Mafia Island!

Formal Opening of Masjid Istiqamah – JoJo Mafia Island Tanzania!
In Shaa Allah on Friday November 23rd 2018

Pangaas – The Pufferfish Man!

Pangaas – The Pufferfish!

Bunju – In Swahili!

November 18th 2018.

Most of us have do nicknames – some of us know what others call us straight into our faces – or in some cases – behind our backs!

I have been nicknamed as Magic or Magic Man – but that is a different story for now – with the exception that it was first the English girls whilst studying in UK in the 1970s could not pronounce my first name as Majid! They resorted to the easier name to remember as Magic – and eventually developed into Magic Man etc.

It took a twisted turn later why I was so called – but that too is a different story for now!

It is also a pseudonym and pen name that I had used when in The Old Frustration Days I used it in The Public Forums! But with what I wrote – soon people recognised who I was really!
Few people also know that I was called Pangaas by my Baluchi Speaking Compatriots and Peers! The word should not be confused with the Swahili version – which means Big Knife! It is the Baluchis peers who called me this – not The Swahili Speaking ones!

Anyway, as far as I understand it still – Pangaas was a reference to The Pufferfish! See about the fish below!
Why did they call me this? Simple – as they said! Apart from the fish can turn cyanide and venomous when being attacked by predators – including men – but the real reason was the fish would blow up into a balloon shaped fish at the slightest touch provocation!

They told me – That is you Majid! I do not know if they are right or not – but the name stuck to this very day!

I know many people think I am very sensitive – and that even includes my family too! My British Boss used to tell me – you need thick skin (ears) to work in this place – but you Majid are very Soft Centred – and it is easy for people to annoy and upset you – for what many people would consider minor trifles – best to ignore! It also comes from your desire for always a win-win situation!

Anyway, thought I shall just pass this across – for now!

Pangaas – Majid Al Suleimany!

November 18th 2018.

Happy National Day 48th Anniversary!

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PUFFER FISH (PANGAAS)!

COMMON NAME: Pufferfish
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tetraodontidae
TYPE: Fish
DIET: Carnivores
GROUP NAME: School
SIZE: Up to 3 ft
SIZE RELATIVE TO A TEACUP:

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ABOUT PUFFERFISH

Biologists think pufferfish, also known as blowfish, developed their famous “inflatability” because their slow, somewhat clumsy swimming style makes them vulnerable to predators. In lieu of escape, pufferfish use their highly elastic stomachs and the ability to quickly ingest huge amounts of water (and even air when necessary) to turn themselves into a virtually inedible ball several times their normal size. Some species also have spines on their skin to make them even less palatable.
Toxicity

A predator that manages to snag a puffer before it inflates won’t feel lucky for long. Almost all pufferfish contain tetrodotoxin, a substance that makes them foul tasting and often lethal to fish. To humans, tetrodotoxin is deadly, up to 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide. There is enough toxin in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans, and there is no known antidote.

As Food

Amazingly, the meat of some pufferfish is considered a delicacy. Called fugu in Japan, it is extremely expensive and only prepared by trained, licensed chefs who know that one bad cut means almost certain death for a customer. In fact, many such deaths occur annually.

Population

There are more than 120 species of pufferfish worldwide. Most are found in tropical and subtropical ocean waters, but some species live in brackish and even fresh water. They have long, tapered bodies with bulbous heads. Some wear wild markings and colors to advertise their toxicity, while others have more muted or cryptic coloring to blend in with their environment.

They range in size from the 1-inch-long dwarf or pygmy puffer to the freshwater giant puffer, which can grow to more than 2 feet in length. They are scaleless fish and usually have rough to spiky skin. All have four teeth that are fused together into a beak-like form.

Diet

The diet of the pufferfish includes mostly invertebrates and algae. Large specimens will even crack open and eat clams, mussels, and shellfish with their hard beaks. Poisonous puffers are believed to synthesize their deadly toxin from the bacteria in the animals they eat.

Threats to Survival

Some species of pufferfish are considered vulnerable due to pollution, habitat loss, and overfishing, but most populations are considered stable.

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Masjid Istiqamah (Masjid JoJo) Official Opening For November 23, 2018!

Breaking News!

Message on Masjid Istiqamah – Masjid JoJo Official Opening!

November 17th 2018

The Village Elders have named Masjid JoJo as now Masjid Istiqamah! 

Al Hamdu Lillah!

Scheduled on November 23, 2018 at JoJo place in Mafia Island Tanzania.

Meaning of Istiqamah

The 21st hadith in Imam an-Nawawi’s collection (read here) deals with the subject of istiqamah (steadfastness). This is a very important topic especially when we consider the many tests and trials that we as an ummah are currently facing. It is of utmost importance that we not only understand the concept of istiqamah, but we strive to attain it.

Say ‘I Believe in Allah’

This is not just a single statement, rather it encompasses Islam as a whole. Belief in Allah is not just belief in the heart, but it is also words and actions. The Prophet also shows us that istiqamah comes only after we start to practice our faith.

What is Istiqamah?

The word istiqamah (from the root qaama) means to go straight into the right direction, acting rightly, allowing no deviation. It is from the same root that the word mustaqeem is derived (i.e. sirat al-mustaqeem – the straight path). It can be translated as ‘steadfastness’.

Allah SWT Says:

فَاسْتَقِمْ كَمَا أُمِرْتَ وَمَن تَابَ مَعَكَ وَلَا تَطْغَوْا ۚ إِنَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ

So stand you (O Muhammad) firm and straight as you are commanded and those who turn in repentance with you, and transgress not. Verily, He is All-Seer of what you do. [Surat Hud, 12:112]

Ibn Abbas said that no other verse from the entire Qur’an was revealed upon the Messenger that was harder upon him than this verse. It was due to this verse that the Prophet said : “Surat Hud and its companions have made my hair white” Why was this? Because istiqamah is very difficult to attain. The scholars said that istiqamah is the hardest thing to hold on to.

The Companions on the Meaning of Istiqamah

Abu Bakr when asked about the meaning of istiqamah, replied: “That you do not associate partners with Allah.

Umar ibn al-Khattab said: “It is that you should be steadfast on the matters that are obligated , and to abandon the prohibitions.”

Uthman ibn Affan said: “ To have Ikhlas (sincerity) to Allah only in doing actions .”

Ibn Abbas said: “It means to fulfill your duties to Allah.”

How to Remain Steadfast

• Keep the company of good people. (Man is on the Deen of his friends)
• Keep connected to the Qur’an, through its recital, study and implementation.
• Reflect and question yourself daily. E.g. are you headed the right way? Are your intentions sincere?
• Learn to take advice from others.
May Allah grant us all steadfastness and firmness upon the Deen (Ameen Ya Raab!)

 

Photographs of Masjid Istiqamah & The Elders!

   

 

 

Official Opening of Masjid JoJo Mafia Island Announced!

Message on Masjid JoJo Official Opening!

Scheduled on November 23, 2018 at JoJo place in Mafia Island Tanzania.

Videos and Photos!

Video will be live at:

Recorded by Majid Said Nasser Al Suleimany

November 14, 2018

Previous Posts – Videos

https://mymajid.blog/2018/09/21/masjid-jojo-now-on-final-completion/

FOTOS

Asalaam Aleikum!

Meeting of The Elders of Masjid Jojo looking and inspecting final touches of Masjid JoJo Project Mafia Island Tanzania.

Decision has been made to open the Masjid officially with Duas after Salaat Ijumaa 23rd November 2018.

Al Hamdu Lillah they are happy with the New Masjid and considered as one of the largest one in Mafia Island.

The Masjid can accomodate 350 Gents Muslims and 150 Ladies Muslims… Al Hamdu Lillah!
Let us pray for our Muslim Brothers and Sisters in praying to Allah SWT

Best Wishes and Regards

Majid Al Suleimany