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Hurricane Omar St.Kitts & Nevis Aftermath (Pics)

So I decided to do a little picture story on the Aftermath of Hurricane Omar. The Hurricane didn’t hit my island (St. Kitts) directly nor did it do very much damage (relative), but it did affect other caribbean island much worse. The following are some Hurricane Omar Aftermath Pictures, please click ont he images to see the full size image:

Crazy waves AFTER Hurricane Omar passed us by. This is the Carribean Sea, it’s usually much much calmer than the Atlantic Ocean side of the island.

This is supposed to be the main road that connects the main city on the island (Basseterre – as the locals refer to it “Town”) everything else besides the main city is a village except the tourist area and suburbs. The waves were so high it brought all the sand and sea debris onto the island’s roads and structures by the shoreline.

If you look closely at the left of this image there are soem waves hitting the rocks and going over. Right past those rocks is the main road which runs on the shoreline right in front of the Island’s main city. Again these waves are after the hurricane passed us by.

These two pictures are from the Bird Rock Beach Hotel. The Muslims have been praying Eid Salaah here for the past two Eids, we are just going to have to figure something out for our next Eid prayer. I happen to live one house down from his hotel, but I’m on a hill, so the elevation was good protect, after Allah’s Protection. I did step outside my house while the Hurricane was passing by just to see how strong it is, it wasn’t that strong, but because the water levels rose all the rocks, and sea debris came up onto the land and caused all this damage to the Hotel. This place is basically gone, dont knwo how long they’re going to take to get it back in business. In the left pic, in case you were wondering that is a boat on land, and to the right is what used to be the Hotel parking lot.

This is a picture of how the hurricane approached the island. You can see the dense clods approaching the island here. The landscape is of Frigate Bay, the tourist area of the island.

This is the crazy amount of water thsi hurricane left behind, The tourism area is on a fairly flat piece of land on the island, making it highly susceptible to flooding. Pictured above is what it did to the golf course. The large structure int he back is the Marriott Hotel & Resort. If anyone is coming, let me know, I think I can still get a student discount, which means rooms for like $100/night(compared to like $300).

This picture is actually from a friend’s Facebook Album, he lives in Dominica. Dominica is south of St. Kitts, a lot more south. Slight changes in water levels have huge impacts on small islands.

More pictures:

Nevis Blog‘s Picasa Album: Hurricane Omar Oct 2008

SKN Vibes(News and go-to website for St.Kitts&Nevis): Huricane Omar destroys St.Kitts & Nevis Coastline

Eid Mubarak in St. Kitts & Nevis

asSalaam’alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

alhamdulillah

I started my ‘eid in Austin, TX on the 1st of August, spent most of my Ramadhaan Houston, TX, and finished my last ten days in Bird Rock, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies. And did my Eid in St. Kitts as well.

As far as the ‘Eid situation in St. Kitts is concerned,  the brothers that were on the island for the end of Sha’ban went out and tried to spot the moon to start the first day of Ramdhaan but were unsuccessful, so they started on the 2nd of September.

So we were supposed to look for the moon on the 30th of September and if we found it the 1st of October would be Eid and if we didn’t find it then the 2nd of October would have been ‘Eid.

The message from the Windsor MSA read:

“A band of determined brothers set out a few minutes before Maghrib salaah on a mission to sight the moon for Eid, corresponding to the 1st of Shawwal. Just a few minutes after the sunset, they spotted it. This gives me overwhelming pleasure to congrgulate everyone for a successful Ramadhaan, insha’Allah and a joyous Eid.”

EID MUBARAK TO EVERYONE!!!!!

The following pic shows the moon for Eid, that was spotted in St. Kitts on Tuesday Night, September 30th, 2008 at around 6:30PM. Can you spot the Moon?

Eid Mubarak St. Kitts

Eid Mubarak St. Kitts

I was informed of the brother that sighted this moon, I have to give him mad props!!! Straight up!!!

Insha’Allah the next post I will discuss how the Eid prayers went and the conclusion the brothers came to as far as the opinion we will be folowing in St. Kitts and Nevis as far as sighting the moont to start and end Ramadhaan or any other month.

– ibn alHyderabadee

Living in Beautiful St. Kitts

asSalaam ‘alaykum

Loooong time no blog post…..

Been traveling most of my summer and working and getting ready to move and stuff. I don’t live in Houston anymore…moved to St. Kitts and Nevis…..

It’s here …….

It’s a beautiful place…look below for a few pictures…..almost no fitnah here compared to the United States alhamdulillah. As long as you don’t go clubbing and don’t go to the bars or resorts and casinos…you’re fine. I love this place. there are a few Muslims here maybe about 200-300 max. but almost all of them are students at the Medical School here. The MSA is fairly big about 80 active members, it’s very open. And a few more people than that come to jumu’ah which takes place at the MSA President’s house (I think they call it the Jumu’ah House). If anyone decides to come here then holler at me.

Insha’Allah i plan on posting more often now that I might have frequent access to the internet.

until then enjoy-

This is the main mountain (i think), the highest peak ont he island…a dormant volcanoe…

 

The view from my place in S. Kitts. I came here with two other friends and it’s been really chill. We live in a fairly big villa, it has a huge patio facing th Atlantic ocean. The waves down at the beach are pretty rough, you can drown and I almost did. they’re crazy strong.

 

 

The beach across the road from our place –

 

 

The black thing at the bottom right is my head –

 


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Fiqh As Sawm

Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

Prologue Introduction

Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
1. A pillar of Islam 2. Obligation of Fasting 3. Sighting of the Moon for start of Ramadhaan 4. One reliable witness' presence is sufficient 5. Conditions that make Ramadhan Obligatory for an Individual 6. Expiation for the inability to fast due to age or illness 7. Requirements of a valid fast 8. Obligations to fulfill during fasting 9. Recommended acts of fasting

Chapter 2: Permissions and Prohibitions

1. Impermissible to break fast during Ramadhan 2. Prohibited to fast for a woman in her menstrual or post-partum bleedin 3. Obligatory to break it when it is required to save a person’s life 4. Recommended to break fast for one who is ill and fears harm from fasting. 5. Recommended to break fast when one is traveling 6. Permissible for one to break fast who begins a journey while fasting 7. Permissible for a pregnant or nursing (breast feeding) woman 8. Change of condition of a person doesn’t obligate one to refrain from eating and drinking the rest of the day. 9. Prohibited to fast a voluntary fast instead of an obligatory one.

Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast

1. Intentional Intake of anything into the abdomen 2. Intention to break fast 3. Fluctuating Intention to fast 4. Vomiting intentionally 5. Menstruation or Post Partum Bleeding 6. Masturbation 7. Marital Relations 8. Cupping for both parties 9. Death 10. Apostasy 11. Above are Exempted in some cases

Chapter 4: Repayment
1. Missing a day of fast in Ramadhan
2. When does one make up a missed fast
3. If missed fast are not made up until few dats before next Ramadhan
4. Missed fasts first or voluntary?

Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
1. Recommended Every Other Day Sawn Dawood
2. The three white days of every Islamic month
3. Six days of Shawwaal
4. Month of Muharram and the 10th
5. Ten days of Dhil Hijja and that of Arafat
6. Disliking of the month of Rajab
7. Disliking of the day of Friday
8. Disliking of the 30th of Shabaan
9. Impermissibility of fasting on the two Eids
10. Completing of a voluntary fast is not Wajib

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