Monday, 29 August 2011

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said - The biggest of Al-Kaba’ir (the great sins) are (1) to join others as partners in worship with Allah, (2) to murder a human being, (3) to be undutiful to one’s parents (4) and to make a false statement, or said, to give a false witness - hadith al bukhari r.a

Allah’s Apostle said, “When night falls (or when it is evening), stop your children from going out, for the devils spread out at that time. But when an hour of the night has passed, release them and close the doors and mention Allah’s Name, for Satan does not open a closed door. Tie the mouth of your water-skin and mention Allah’s Name; cover your containers and utensils and mention Allah’s Name. Cover them even by placing something across it, and extinguish your lamps" - hadith al bukhari r.a

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) forbade that a man should drink (& eat) standing - hadith al muslim r.a > doctor's view it's bad for your kidney & bladder (*forbade - melarang)

Rasulullah SAW said - when a man dies no further reward is recorded for his actions, with three exceptions: Sadqa which continues to be supplied, or knowledge from which benefit continues to be reaped, or the prayers of a good son to his dead father/mother - hadith al muslim r.a

wasted food.. so sad to witness those manners..

Allah’s Apostle said - When you drink (water), do not breath in the vessel; and when you urinate, do not touch your manhood with your right hand. And when you cleanse yourself after defecation, do not use your right hand - hadith al bukhari r.a

who needs to consume delicious food?
why do we practice waste?
the boy knows the absolute answer...

Rasulullah SAW said - Allah will not be merciful to those who are not merciful to mankind - hadith al bukhari r.a

Rasulullah SAW said - there are three signs of a hypocrite: when he speaks he speaks lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he betrays his trust. - hadith al bukhari r.a

Allahuma Solli Ala Syedina Muhammad
wa Ala Alli Muhammad

Rasulullah SAW said - Allah SWT does not look at your forms and possessions, but He looks at your hearts and your deeds - hadith al muslim r.a

Allah’s Apostle said the man who is most hateful to God is the one who quarrels and disputes most - hadith al bukhari r.a

1 shawal 1432

Sunday, 21 August 2011

indiana blades - mixture of the popular willow & colorado blades,
featuring a longer, thinner profile like the willow but rounded,
teardrop style finish like the colorado

this creates a very versatile blade encompassing features
of both other blades. the thinner, longer profile allows for
a less & faster presentation than the colorado, while the rounded
finish still produces slightly more flash & vibration than a willow

fishos should know that colour plays a vital role too

straight silver and gold are the two colours you'll mostly see
on a spinnerbaits but there are plenty of other options available
like copper & painted blades

back to basics to spin out, sliver is great for a subtle approach
line in clear water pr the middle of the day with a lot of light

gold will produce maximum flash in murky or deep water
or at low light times

ami 'the babe' with her spinnerbait plus the good catch!

credits: dale johnson/ flickr/ various data

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The true Muslim follows in the footsteps of his Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in his dealings with all people, whether they are good or bad, so that he is liked and accepted by all people

"We have not sent you (O Muhammad) but as a universal (Messenger) to men giving them glad tidings and warning them (against sin) but most men understand not." (Quran: 34/28)

"Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much." (Quran: 33/21)

Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was always cheerful and easy-going, never harsh. When he came to any gathering, he would sit wherever there was a free space, and he told others to do likewise. He treated everyone equally, so that no one who was present in a gathering would feel that anyone else was receiving preferential treatment. If anyone came to him and asked for something, he would give it to them, or at least respond with kind words

His good attitude extended to everyone and he was like a father to them. The people gathered around him were truly equal, distinguished only by their level of taqwa (God-fearing). They were humble, respecting their elders, showing compassion to young ones, giving priority to those in need and taking care of strangers.

The Prophet (p.b.u.h.) never used to disappoint anyone who came to ask from him. There are three characteristics that he did not possess: he was not argumentative, he did not talk too much, and he did not concern himself with matters that were not his business. There are three things that he never did to people: he never criticized anyone, he never said "Shame on you!" to anyone, and he never looked for anyone's faults. He never said anything but that for which he hoped to earn reward

When Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) spoke, the people around him would listen earnestly, sitting still as if there were birds on their heads. When he was silent, then they would speak. They never argued with one another in his presence. They would smile at whatever he smiled at, and would be impressed by whatever impressed him. He would be patient with a stranger who might be harsh in his requests or questions, and his Companions would ask the stranger to speak gently. He said, "If you see someone in need, then help him." He never accepted praise except from someone who was thanking him for a favour, and he never cut off anyone who was speaking; he would wait until the person indicated that he had finished, or stood up

"Take benefit of five before five:
your youth before your old age,
your health before your sickness,
your wealth before your poverty,
your free-time before your preoccupation and
your life before your death."
[Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam - al-Haakim, al-Bayhaqee, Saheeh]

Allahuma Solli Ala Syedina Muhammad
wa Ala Alli Muhammad

credits: dr muhammad al hasimi/ flickr/ various data

Saturday, 6 August 2011

normally, strong winds has made any open areas too rough to effectively fish. no need to worry that much as there are two options: fish the few bays totally sheltered from the wind, or fish into the opposite bays with the wind at our backs

spinnerbaits are doubtless one of the weirdest
but most effective & productive lures!

three popular blades are willow, colorado and indiana

willow baits - long thin blade that tapers down to a pointed end.
it looks like a willow leaf, hence the name

this blade shape is ideal for reaching fish in deeper water as it has less resistance & allows for a faster sink rate. very effective when the fish are active, as a faster retieve will often trigger a bite

colorado blades - a shorter, much rounder blade which is commonly the 'secondary' blade on a spinnerbaits, usually found half way up the arm. the colorado will make a lot more vibration & flash in the water

ideal for fishing dirtier water or darker water areas
where extra vibration & flash will help fish find the lure

since the blade is slower fishing balde as the larger
movement & vibration means more resistance in the water

this is quite often a real bonus as a slower retrieve & leaving the lure in a fish's face for longer will have a better chance of enticing the strike from a shutdown fish

the colorado blade is also great when you want a spinnerbait to "helicopter" (this is when you let it sink staright down & allow the blades to sink like a helicopter as the lure sinks vertically; an ideal presentation for fishing structures such as cliff faces & standing timber

credits: dale johnson/ flickr/ various data