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Friday, August 21, 2009

My Duas for Ramadan

What better time is there than Ramadan to make duas? Here are global concerns I will be concentrating during this month:


The song is titled Hevinu Shalom 3Aleinu, Ma3na Ajmal Min Salaam
Let there be peace among us, With us is nothing more beautiful than peace.

The next song is for my dear beloved Somalia, how I would love to visit you someday.
Also dedicated to Omar who is like a brother to me and is living back in Hargeisa.
Aniga iyo Da'uud waanu ku jecelynahay walaal. Waana ku xiisey.

The song is called Baaqii Nabadda-Proclaim Peace

Doonayaayo doonayaayo doonaya nabad nabad nabadda doonaya
O' We want, o' we want, we want peace, peace, peace is what we want

Da'iimow Allahayow,noo daryeelo, dalkeenu, dadkeenu, nabadda
O' Eternal one, O' Allah, take care of us, our country, our people, peace

Dadow, dadow, dhul Allahayow soo duceeya, Aamiin, aamiin
O' People, 'o people, Pray to Allah for your land, amin, amin

Nalada cadeeddo lagu wada dega baan
By the lights of the sun let us reside together

dadow dadow dhul adoo soo duceeya aamiin aamiin
O' people, o' people pray for your land, amin, amin

Qabiilka dhabar go'ynoo dankugu lagu dadaal
Cut off tribalism from our backs, let our effort be united

dadow, dadow, dhul dalool soo duceeya
'o people, o' people, pray for a broken land (lit. with holes)

Please, any Somali sisters who know better than I do, let me know any words I missed or problems with the translation. This song was a lot easier than most Somali songs, but I still had a little trouble getting all the words.

Ramadan Kariim everyone!


Skye said...

salaamz sis thnx for the songs ive never heard
Somalia language been spoken so the video really helped masha'allah take care sis
ramadan kareem =D

Mina said...

Beautiful songs sis...Ramadan kareem:)

Anne said...

Ramadan Mubarak!

nadia said...

Ramadan kareem!

Anonymous said...

Ramadan Mubarak! :)

Nashe^ said...

Happy Ramadhan!

Irish muslimah :P xxx said...

Ramadan Mubarak sis xxx have a great one xxx (^_^)

caraboska said...


I recall your saying you were planning to read the Bible through during Ramadan. Here's a plan I put together showing daily portions to get through in 30 days...

caraboska said...

1. Genesis 1–40
2. Genesis 41–50; Exodus 1–30
3. Exodus 31–40; Leviticus 1–27; Numbers 1–3
4. Numbers 4–36; Deuteronomy 1–7
5. Deuteronomy 8–34; Joshua 1–13
6. Joshua 14–24; Judges; Ruth; 1 Samuel 1–4
7. 1 Samuel 5–31; 2 Samuel 1–13
8. 2 Samuel 14–24; I Kings; 2 Kings 1–7
9. 2 Kings 8–30; 1 Chronicles 1–17
10. 1 Chronicles 18–29; 2 Chronicles 1–28
11. 2 Chronicles 29–36; Ezra; Nehemiah; Esther 1–9
12. Esther 10; Job 1–39
13. Job 40–42; Psalms 1–37
14. Psalms 38–77
15. Psalms 78–117
16. Psalms 118–150; Proverbs 1–7
17. Proverbs 8–31; Ecclesiastes; Song of Songs 1–4
18. Song of Songs 5–8; Isaiah 1–36
19. Isaiah 37–66; Jeremiah 1–10
20. Jeremiah 11–50
21. Jeremiah 51–52; Lamentations; Ezekiel 1–33
22. Ezekiel 34–48; Daniel; Hosea 1–13
23. Hosea 14; Joel 1–3; Amos 1–15; Obadiah 1; Jonah 1–4; Micah 1–7; Nahum 1–3; Habakkuk 1–3; Zephaniah 1–3
24. Haggai 1–2; Zechariah 1–14; Malachi 1–4; Matthew 1–20
25. Matthew 21–28; Mark 1–16; Luke 1–16
26. Luke 17–24; John 1–21; Acts 1–11
27. Acts 12–28; Romans 1–16; 1 Corinthians 1–7
28. 1 Corinthians 8–16; 2 Corinthians 1–13; Galatians 1–6; Ephesians 1–6; Philippians 1–4; 1 Thessalonians 1–2
29. 1 Thessalonians 3–5; 2 Thessalonians 1–3; 1 Timothy 1–6; 2 Timothy 1–4; Titus 1–3; Philemon 1; Hebrews 1–13; James 1–5; 1 Peter 1–2
30. 1 Peter 3–5; 2 Peter 1–3; 1 John 1–5; 2 John 1; 3 John 3; Jude 1; Revelation 1–22

caraboska said...

PS Would you happen to have handy the division into 30 portions of the Qur'an?

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@Caraboska, Thank you so much! I don't have any for the Quran, but I will look today. If I can't find it I will just do my own division and post it here this afternoon.
(I still think you should start a blog!)

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Oh yeah and I also started reading the Psalms already, 5 per day, and 1 Proverb per day. I figured I would get no benefit out of reading straight through them.

PerplxinTexan♥ said...

How cool, I might have to post a link to this on my fbook page. :)

PerplxinTexan♥ said...

@Caraboska- The Quran is already divided up into a 30 portion part. In arabic they are known as Juz. We read a juz a day for each of the 30---unless it's 29, in which case we double up. :)

* Juz’ 1 – Al Fatiha 1 – Al Baqarah 141
* Juz’ 2 – Al Baqarah 142 - Al Baqarah 252
* Juz’ 3 – Al Baqarah 253 - Al Imran 92
* Juz’ 4 – Al Imran 93 - An Nisaa 23
* Juz’ 5 – An Nisaa 24 - An Nisaa 147
* Juz’ 6 – An Nisaa 148 - Al Ma’idah 81
* Juz’ 7 – Al Ma’idah 82 - Al An’am 110
* Juz’ 8 – Al An’am 111 - Al A’raf 87
* Juz’ 9 – Al A’raf 88 - Al Anfal 40
* Juz’ 10 – Al Anfal 41 - At Tauba 92
* Juz’ 11 – At Tauba 93 - Hud 5
* Juz’ 12 – Hud 6 - Yusuf 52
* Juz’ 13 – Yusuf 53 – Ibrahim 52
* Juz’ 14 – Al Hijr 1 – An Nahl 128
* Juz’ 15 – Al Isra (or Bani Isra’il) 1 - Al Kahf 74
* Juz’ 16 – Al Kahf 75 – Ta Ha 135
* Juz’ 17 – Al Anbiyaa 1 - Al Hajj 78
* Juz’ 18 – Al Muminum 1 - Al Furqan 20
* Juz’ 19 – Al Furqan 21 - An Naml 55
* Juz’ 20 – An Naml 56 - Al Ankabut 45
* Juz’ 21 – Al Ankabut 46 - Al Azhab 30
* Juz’ 22 – Al Azhab 31 - Ya Sin 27
* Juz’ 23 – Ya Sin 28 - Az Zumar 31
* Juz’ 24 – Az Zumar 32 - Fussilat 46
* Juz’ 25 – Fussilat 47 - Al Jathiya 37
* Juz’ 26 – Al Ahqaf 1 - Az Zariyat 30
* Juz’ 27 – Az Zariyat 31 - Al Hadid 29
* Juz’ 28 – Al Mujadila 1 – At Tahrim 12
* Juz’ 29 – Al Mulk 1 - Al Mursalat 50
* Juz’ 30 – An Nabaa 1 - An Nas 6

caraboska said...

Right, I know about the juz (even if I didn't know that Arabic term for them), the problem is they don't seem to be marked in my edition of the Qur'an. But it looks from your outline like my edition is arranged so that 20 pages correspond precisely to one juz.

caraboska said...

PS Thank you MUCHLY for posting that!

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@PerplexinTexan, Thanks for the Quran divisions and feel free to link to anything on here :)

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

Ramadan Kareem!

caraboska said...

Stacy, I wanted you to know I put on hijab today :)

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@caraboska, Awesome! You just trying it out or planning to stick with it? I'm kind of schizophrenic when it comes to covering. I did it almost all the time for awhile, but I haven't been wearing it as much lately. Sigh.

caraboska said...

I'm telling myself it's an experiment. But I am also very cognizant of the fact that my dad quit smoking a pipe as 'just an experiment'... 40 years ago. In other words, it's not an experiment anymore.

I've been moving in this direction for years and basically the only thing left was to start covering my head. I am still not entirely sure why I'm doing it, but it's gotten to a point where the only way I'm going to find out is just to do it.

I think it could have to do with prayer - praying without ceasing (whether verbally or otherwise) translates into covering full-time. Once had a roommate who viewed things exactly this way. Then modesty of course.

And maybe an element of general niyyah/kavanah. There was a time when I wore it most of the time (but only at home), and it had that kind of connotations. I felt happy when I put it on today. Maybe more motivated, like a certain cloud had lifted. Will have to see what that's all about.

Yes, I'm also thinking of wearing jilbab (in the sense of an outer covering over clothes) when I go out. But that isn't so 'obvious' as covering your head. People aren't going to have so many question marks in their eyes when they look at you if you wear jilbab.

At any rate, in some sense maybe it will always be an experiment because there will be something new to discover about what it means. If I ever find it ceases to have meaning, maybe I would take it off, just as I stopped covering at church once upon a time because it had connotations of feminine submission to male authority, and let's say my views on that have changed considerably over time. What I'm doing now, though, doesn't have that connotation. And I'm trying to do it in an out-of-the-box enough way that non one can be really sure from looking exactly what the deal is - whether it even has religious significance, much less exactly what that significance might be. That way there's more privacy, it's more between me and God.

Anonymous said...

The YT video in which you're speaking EXCELLENT Somali and your channel there brought me here. Impressive blog! I'll definitely visit again.

In case you're not aware of it, Axmed Naaji, the singer and lute-player on the "Nabad" vid. here is featured with his band from the 70's on this VOA blog (last 4 tracks): http://tinyurl.com/yay4u6x

This blog has also a couple of interesting entries about somali bands: likembe.blogspot.com

All the best, nabad iyo nolol wacan