NPMSS Usrah: Sparks of Faith | Chapter 1: Sacrifices

Time: 7-830pm*
Venue: Darulssalam Mini Auditorium, level 2
Topic: Sacrifices by Ustadz Nuzhan

Assalamualaikum brothers and sisters! For the first time, NPMSS is holding a monthly USRAH!

What is an Usrah?
It is a discussion open for ALL who desire to increase the understanding of Islam.

For this special month of Zulhijjah, we will be exploring deeper into sacrifices:
How is the Qurban performed?
And what is the story behind it?
Who was the first man ever to perform Qurban?
If you want to know the answers to these questions, then come and join us!(NON-NP STUDENTS WELCOMED)

*The event starts with solat maghrib at 6.51pm, followed by refreshments at 7-720pm at level 2 before the talk by Ustadz Nuzhan commences. Be sure to come and insyaAllah we’ll all benefit from it!

NPMSS Muslimah Camp: T.G.I.F

Assalamualaikum to all the NPMSS ladies out there!

Ngee Ann Polytechnic Muslim Students' Society is organizing a 2D1N Ladies camp called T.G.I.F

This is open to ALL NP students, ladies of course ;)

Be it the year 1's, 2's, 3's all of you are invited and your presence will be much valued!

We bet you must be thinking, what could T.G.I.F mean? Stay tuned for the trailers to find out!

This camp aims to provide a balance of activities that will benefit you physically, mentally and of course spiritually.

-> Empower yourselves with stories of Khadija, Aisha and more!
-> Go through activities that highlight the teachings and messages of the Al-Quran
-> Experience a segment on the final moments of our Prophet s.a.w

So don't miss out this opportunity to bond and connect with not only yourself but your fellow sisters as well!

Details are as follows:
Date/Day: 23rd - 24th Nov 2012 (Fri to Sat)
Time: 5.30PM
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Reporting venue: LT79
Registration fee: $5

To register for this camp, simply sign up via the following link:

Places are LIMITED. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email, including the details of how and when you can make the payment as well as the camp kit list. Please note that the registration DEADLINE is on 2ND NOV 2012, at 8PM.

We are looking forward to your presence insyaAllah! :)

For any enquiries, contact Sister Hanisah (83392413) or Sister Hasanah (83105428). You can also email us at

NPMSS Muslimin Camp: Brotherhood | Prophet's Legacy

Waddup Brothers!

I mean.. As'salam mualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh :D

We would like to warmly invite you to Our ALL GUYS ONLY Camp
called "Brotherhood | Prophet's Legacy" this coming November.

We will be covering topics about our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw)'s lifestyle & also The Quran.

So, do invite your friends along to this camp as it will definitely benefit you Physically, Mentally & not forgetting Spritually.

This is a Good Opportunity for all The Brothers in Ngee Ann Polytechnic Muslim Students Society
to come together & really bond amongst ourselves.

~ Details can be found bellow ~

Reporting venue: TBC
Reporting time: 6PM
Date: 23rd - 24th November
Fee: $7 each, worth every single penny

Here is the registration form:

More updates will be given via this Event Page, so keep updated aite! ^^

Sincerely from The BPL Camp Organizing Committee,
We hope to see you there! InshaAllah :)

Peace out ☮



“Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik. Labbaik, La Shareek Laka, Labbaik. Innal Hamdah, Wan Nematah, Laka wal Mulk, La Shareek Laka Labbaik”
Here I am at Thy service O Lord, here I am. Here I am at Thy service and Thou hast no partners. Thine alone is All Praise and All Bounty, and Thine alone is The Sovereignty. Thou hast no partners, here I am.

Assalamua’laikum dear readers.

Today is the 11th Zulhijjah and it marks the end of E’iduladha which is a festive celebration for the Muslim community. In local land, the Muslims did a sacrificial act on the sheep.  Whereas in Mecca; the Muslims did Hajj (pilgrimage) to fulfil the fifth pillar of Islam.

We often relate the days of E’iduladha with the famous story of Prophet Abraham where he got his commandments from Allah to sacrifice his son, Prophet Ishmael. Prophet Abraham had a choice and he made a choice. He loved his son. However, the love for Allah was more than the love for his son that he willing to sacrifice. It was not a sacrifice of his son but a sacrifice of Prophet Abraham’s attachment to anything that could compete with his love for Allah. Even Prophet Ishmael understood and willing to give his own life to fulfil Allah’s commandment.

Before I elaborate more on sacrifice, let’s go to what is definition of sacrifice is. The definition of sacrifice in this context can be defined as to make a sacrifice or offering of. However, does Allah really need an offering? Allah being the Almighty does not lose or gain its power when someone decided not to prostrate to him.

However, another question that pop into our mind is that why Allah asked us to sacrifice our wealth, money and everything for the sake of Allah?

“Say, “If your fathers and your sons and your brothers and your spouses and your clan and the wealth you have earned and the trade you apprehend will recede and the homes you like are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger and Jihad in His way, then, wait until Allah comes with His command. Allah does not lead the sinning people to the right path.””  (At-Tawbah:24)

By sacrificing our wealth, money, personal attachment that we have towards this world, Allah wants to see who is willing to sacrifice for His cause. Remember that when Allah brought down his commandments, it was not meant for His own goods but for individual and the community own goods. It is a win-win situation. The one who gives will usually feel at ease and satisfaction because the things that he did is for Allah and for the one who receives will feel grateful to Allah. Subhanallah, it is really a wonderful cycle if each individual plays a part.

Sometimes we tend to forget that whatever we have in this world is actually temporary. Our wealth, family, house and even ourselves are all just loans from Allah and He can take it all back anytime and anywhere.  We always assume that whatever we have is ours and it is hard for us sometimes to let go of our wealth. This is because of our attachment to this world which has been beautifully manipulated to our naked eyes.

“The worldly life is but play and pastime. If you believe and be God-fearing, He will give you your rewards, and will not ask you your riches.” (Muhammad: 36)

The previous verse has taught us that Allah is not asking for our wealth to be given to Him but instead, the wealth that we give will be rewarded by Allah the Almighty.

The question is now, are we willing to sacrifice our wealth for the Allah’s sake?

Sometimes it is easier said then done but insya’Allah with the right intention, Allah will definitely help us in taking the stepping stone. There is a Malay saying goes “Mengalah bukan erti kalah.” which means giving in does not mean you lose. This is a reminder including myself just in case we forgotten. Wallahua’lam.

How Do We Perform the Holy Bath (Ghusl)?

Alhamdulillah unlimited; all praise is due to Allah. All thanks are for Allah. All good is in the Good Hands of Allah. All affairs shall be returned to Allah. May His Peace and Blessings be upon Habibi Muhammad, his family members, his companions and all those who follow his guided path till the Day of judgment.
This article comes in response to a Facebook question I received, on how to perform the holy bath (Ghusl). I pray that Allah bestows His Blessings on the person who asked this question. And may He grant him rewards equal to the number of people (readers) who will benefit from the answers below.
In order to perform Ghusl (holy bath), it’s important that we know why special bath must be performed in certain conditions, and when it is supposed to be taken.

Why do we need to take Ghusl?

There may be a few reasons why a Muslim is required to perform Ghusl in certain situations, but all the reasons together, when combined, are not considered when the divine reason, is taken into consideration. That divine reason is that; we perform Ghusl because it’s an instruction that was descended directly from Allah, s.w.t.
In other words, whether there are other reasons (i.e., scientific discoveries of the importance of it) or not, the above mentioned reason is sufficient, for us, Muslims, to obey and comply. If one is to search for other (logical) reasons in order to be convinced, then once they find and are convinced, they will be following their convincing and hence, not showing obedience to Allah s.w.t. Ibadah is performed with only Allah in mind as the cause of carrying out the the Ibadah.
Allah says in Surah Al-Maidah, 5:6:
وَإِن كُنتُمْ جُنُبًا فَاطَّهَّرُوا
It means, “ If you are in a state of impurity, take a full bath.”
Allah s.w.t. also says in Surah Al-Nisaa, 4:43:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَقْرَبُوا الصَّلاةَ وَأَنتُمْ سُكَارَىٰ حَتَّىٰ تَعْلَمُوا مَا تَقُولُونَ وَلا جُنُبًا إِلَّا عَابِرِي سَبِيلٍ حَتَّىٰ تَغْتَسِلُوا
It means, “Believers, do not approach your prayers when you are drunk, until you understand what you say, nor when you are in a state of impurity, — except when you are on a journey — till you have bathed.”
Every matured Muslim is required to take Ghusl in one of the following situations:

When must we perform Ghusl?

A matured Muslim is required to perform Ghusl (holy bath) when he/she is in one of the following situations:
  • Have released semen by any mean; either in sleep or awake.
  • When two (male and female) sexual organs meet where the tip of the penis disappears completely in the vagina, even if there is no release of semen.
  • A woman who has finished her menstruation period and needs to perform Solat.
  • A woman who has finished her post-partum bleeding (Nifaas).

When can we optionally perform Ghusl?

In addition to the situations in which one must perform Ghusl, there are other situations, in which one is advised to perform Ghusl optionally. Such conditions are as:
  • Going for Hajj/Umrah, when putting on Ihram.
  • Going for Friday prayers.
  • Going for Eid prayers, or any righteous gathering.

How do we perform Ghusl?

Before performing Ghusl, one should first and foremost do the following:
  • Make intention (Niyyah) to take bath, in compliance with Allah and His Messenger’s teachings.
  • Get water for the bath. The water must be:
  1. Clean (as clean as the one which can be used to take wudhu). Therefore, no soap is needed to be used while the water is been used for the purpose; and
  2. Rightful. Water possessed illegally can’t be used for purification.
  • Perform the Ghusl. Ghusl can be performed in either of two ways:
  1. Simple way
  2. Comprehensive way

Simple way of performing Ghusl

The simple way to perform Ghusl is to rinse your mouth and nose, then wash your entire body with water. Washing your entire body with water can be by dipping yourself into deep water in one go (with intention of Ghusl).

Comprehensive way of performing Ghusl

The ‘comprehensive way’ of Ghusl is by following the following steps (with intention of Ghusl):
  • One should wash their private parts and anywhere else, that is contaminated with traces of impurity (i.e. semen, etc.). If we are using bucket, we have to use only our clean hand(s) to fetch the water.
  • Next, one takes wudhu, similar to the wudhu we take for solat.
  • After that, one should wash their head and neck (we must ensure that the water touches our scalp).
  • After that, one should wash their right side of body (shoulder to toe; front and back).
  • Finally, one should wash their left side of body (shoulder to toe; front and back).
This way, one has successfully performed their Ghusl, and is set to perform solat immediately if they didn’t release urine or air during the process of performing the Ghusl, or if they didn’t touch their private parts with their palm (for males) or insert their fingers into their private parts (for females). If they did, then they should take wudhu and then go ahead for Solat.
If you find this short article useful, kindly share it with your Muslim brothers and sisters, for someone may be guided, because of your sharing. And you’ll be rewarded equally to their righteousness.
Allah knows best.
Allahu Hafiz Smile
Abdul-Salam Abdul-Hameed
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NPMSS Clearance Sale '12

Hope everyone is in the best state of health and iman =)

Insya'Allah NPMSS will be having a Clearance Sale! Its a real Sale going on!
Its to clear all the stocks that we have, so to make room for new things to come!
So com
e down and support us alright! ^.^

Venue : NPMSS Clubroom, Block 18, Level 3
Date : 22nd October 2012 - 24th October 2012
Time : 0900 - 1700 Hours

and one more thing,
Stocks are limited! So come down fast! ^.*