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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dialogue Between A Muslim and A Christian




A theoretical dialogue between a Muslim and a Christian (part 1 & 2)
Description: Discussion about Allah, His prophets, and His Holy books.
Category: Articles > Comparative Religion > Christianity
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Abdullah: Hello there! How are you man?

Derek: Hello! Well, how are you?

Abdullah: I’m fine and you?

Derek: I’m fine, thanks.

Abdullah: Where are you from?

Derek: I’m from L.A. (Los Angeles).

Abdullah: The land of Hollywood!

Derek: Well, that’s right. Have you ever been to L.A?

Abdullah: No, never. Why are you calling yourself ‘Black Magic’?

Derek: It’s just a nickname, man!

Abdullah: I see.

Derek: Where are you from? Are you an Arab?

Abdullah: Yes, I am from Saudi Arabia but I’m in Qatar now. What is your name?

Derek: My name is Derek. What’s your name?

Abdullah: My name is Abdullah.

Derek: What does Abdullah mean?

Abdullah: Abdullah means the servant of Allah and it is the function of each individual on the face of the earth to serve God according to what God wants from us. By the way, Allah is the proper name of God.

Derek: How do we know what God or Allah wants from us?

Abdullah: All of this is outlined in the Quran and the Sunnah (traditions and approved actions of Prophet Muhammad, may God praise him). These are the two major sources of guidance in Islam. Could you please tell me more about yourself? How old are you?

Derek: I am 19 years old, black and very much interested in knowing more about Islam. First of all, what should a person do or believe in, to become a Muslim?

Abdullah: Very easy brother, you just say that there is no one worthy of worship but God and Muhammad is His Messenger, and you become Muslim.

Derek: You mean Muhammad is his apostle? But as a Christian or non-Muslim, this sentence is not enough to make it clear to me.

Abdullah: O.K. God sent Muhammad, as His last Prophet and Messenger and revealed the Quran to him as the final revelation to mankind. God said that He perfected His religion and called it Islam (see Quran 5:3). Islam means peaceful submission to the Will of God.

Derek: I see.

Abdullah: Yes, and unfortunately, most Christians don’t know or they deny that the coming of Prophet Muhammad, is foretold in their scriptures (See Deuteronomy 18:18; 21:21; Psalms 118: 22-23; Isaiah 42:1-13; Habakuk 3:3-4; Matthew 21:42-43; John 14:12-17, 15:26,27; 16:5-16). Muslim theologians have stated that the person who is described by Jesus to come after him (in the above verses) is Muhammad.

Derek: O.K. Fine, but why was there a need for another Prophet after Jesus and another revelation after the Bible?

Abdullah: All of the Prophets came to teach their peoples the Oneness of God. In the case of Jesus he was only sent as Messenger to the lost sheep of the house of Israel (see Matt. 15:24). What happened was that all of these Prophets were not well received by the majority of the people. For instance, they started tampering with the teachings of Moses and Jesus, may God exalt their mention (see Quran 2:79). That is why God sent Muhammad, with the last Message, (i.e., the Quran), to bring all of mankind back to the belief in and worship of One God, without partners or intermediaries.

Derek: Is the Quran similar to the Bible? I mean, what is it composed of?

Abdullah: The Quran came as the last code emphasizing the same pure monotheistic teachings of Jesus defending all the previous pure teachings of monotheistic beliefs and clarifying who Jesus was and who his mother was, showing that they were no more than great people.

Derek: O.K then, how can we be sure that the Quran has remained the same since the time of Prophet Muhammad, ?

Abdullah: God Himself has guaranteed that He would guard the Quran and keep it free from corruption (see Quran 15:9). Hence, the real and pure words of God are found in the Quran which was revealed in Arabic, the language of the people of Muhammad. Since then, not an iota has changed. This is unlike what has happened in the other religions. For example, if you look at the Bible you find a lot of versions; the name Bible itself is indicative of those changes because Bible means a collection of books from different writers.

Derek: But didn’t God call it the Bible?

Abdullah: God calls the Scripture revealed to Jesus “Injeel” in the Quran, for which the closest name in the Bible would be the word Gospel. The Bible was written many years after the time of Jesus in a language that was alien to Jesus -- it was Latin Vulgate, a language that he never spoke. Isn’t this strange? Interestingly, most of what was written in the New Testament was authored by Paul, who, according to James, the brother of Jesus in the Bible, had a polluted mind because he changed and contradicted most of the teachings of Jesus .

Derek: I think you know more about Christianity than the Pope does!

Abdullah: You are wrong by saying that I know more than the Pope. I have simply investigated the Bible with an inquiring mind, which is something that all Christians should do.

Derek: Is there any English version of the Holy Quran?

Abdullah: There are many translations of the meanings of the Quran. The Quran was revealed in Arabic, which means that the words of Allah are in Arabic. The translations are the words of human beings relating to the meanings of the Quran to the non-Arabic speaking masses.

Derek: How does the Quran define God to mankind or how does the Muslim perceive God?

Abdullah: God is the One and Only True God, and the Creator of all. He does not beget nor is He begotten. He is unlike His creation in every respect. He is the All-Knowing, The Powerful, The Merciful, The Irresistible, and The King of kings.

Derek: But it is somehow difficult for me to perceive God as being the same as His creatures.

Abdullah: You are absolutely right to have difficulty perceiving this, because human beings have a limited capacity. This is why God sent revelations to His Prophets and Messengers to tell us who He is. So if you want to know who God is, just read the Quran.

Derek: Christians believe that Jesus was sent for the salvation of all mankind. If this is not true, then the foundation of Christianity is faulty. Right? What do you think?

Abdullah: That’s correct. The Christians of today are following what Paul taught and also tend to follow what the priests tell them to do instead of following what Jesus said.

Derek: Kindly explain the concept of salvation through the crucifixion of Jesus.

Abdullah: In Christianity, the Doctrine of Original Sin is the reason that there is a need for salvation through Jesus’ crucifixion. However, this doctrine was invented by Paul and it is strongly negated in the Old Testament (see Ezekiel 18:20, Jeremiah 31:30, Deut. 24:16). This doctrine is an attempt to escape the responsibility of righteousness with the belief that punishment is given to someone else to release us from our burden of sins (see Ephesians 1:7, Romans 4:25, 10:9,Corinthians 15:21). In the Quran, every soul is responsible for its own deeds, good or bad (see Quran 74:38, 41:46, 3:25, 6:154).

Derek: What about the crucifixion itself?

Abdullah: The Bible says Jesus cried out in a loud voice beseeching God for help on the cross: “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matt. 27:46) Does that sound like Jesus to you?

Derek: No, then what about Jesus’ appearance to his disciples after the crucifixion?

Abdullah: Jesus didn’t die on the cross nor was he resurrected. If he were resurrected, then he would have come to his disciples in a spiritual body. As shown in Luke 24:36-43, he met them with his physical body after the event of his alleged crucifixion. In the Quran, it says that Jesus was not crucified, but it was someone else who was made to look like him (see Quran 4:156-158).

Derek: How did the story of the crucifixion of Jesus get into the Bible then?

Abdullah: Once again, Paul was responsible (see Timothy 2:8 and Romans 5:10).

Derek: Well, I very deep in my heart, believe that God can never look like His creation nor does He do what they do. What I believe is that God is the Perfect One who is very much different from everything we see or touch. In other words, I think the writer can never look like his book.

Abdullah: You are right. There is nothing comparable to God (see Quran 112:4). The Prophets came with a very clear message to worship God alone, without any partners or intercessors. However, Paul took pagan beliefs and practices from the Romans and mixed them with the teachings of Jesus . Consequently, Paul was mostly responsible for elevating Jesus to the status of Son of God (see Acts. 9:20) and god.

Derek: Yes. Now I remember. The first Commandments is: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is One Lord.”

Abdullah: You’re right. That’s in Mark 12:29. Moreover, the Quran confirms that God is One (which means): “Say He is Allah, the One and Only (God).” (Quran 112:1)

Derek: What you are saying makes perfect sense. This is just incredible! You mean that for almost 2000 years what the Christians have been following is wrong?

Abdullah: Yes, especially their misunderstanding of who Jesus was.

Derek: Oh my God! I’ve been deceived! Really, I feel religiously raped. I have been fooled simply because I followed blindly the religion that I was born with and didn’t take care to investigate it thoroughly. But still inside me there is something holding me back from accepting Islam, even though Islam is clearly the True Religion.

Abdullah: Your last comment shows that you are a Muslim not a Christian and if you really love God and His Messenger Jesus you will follow Islam and Prophet Muhammad, may God praise him. Break this barrier inside you and come back to the way of your ancestors. You are now free because you are looking for the Truth and our great Prophet Jesus, told us that we should look for the Truth and the Truth will set us free. So you will be a free man as soon as you accept it. Be strong enough to accept Islam as the Truth, without any hesitation on your part and you will taste real freedom and real happiness that you have never tasted before.

Derek: Frankly, I am concerned about the negative way Islam and Muslims are shown in the media. In the West, there is a stigma attached to being a Muslim and I’m not sure I’m ready to live with that stigma.

Abdullah: This is why I have chosen to tell people about the right

picture of Islam.

Derek: Then, what is the right picture of Islam?

Abdullah: The right picture of Islam is conveyed in the Quran which is exemplified by Prophet Muhammad. The reality is that it is not fair to judge a religion by the actions of its followers alone, because there are good and bad followers in every religion. The correct thing to do is to judge a religion by its documented revelation from God and the Prophet who brought that revelation.

Derek: I see. I agree with you, but I’m still concerned about the reaction of my family and friends if they know that I am a Muslim.

Abdullah: Brother, on Judgment Day, no one will be able to help you, not even your father, mother or any of your friends (see Quran 31:33). So if you believe that Islam is the true religion, you should embrace it and live your life to please the One Who created you. Be an illuminating torch for them. Do not delay your coming to Islam. If you die before becoming a Muslim, then it’s too late (see Quran 2:132, 3:102, 3:85). So grab this opportunity now. You can only remedy this pain inside you by becoming a Muslim and being able in the future, God willing, to come and perform pilgrimage (Hajj).

Derek: You are very wise man. I want to say that when I sometimes see on the satellite, especially in the season of Hajj, people of different colors and different races sitting side by side and praying to God, I feel a pain deep inside my heart and I feel something urging me to talk with someone to know more about that great religion that can gather all the races in the same place. Thanks to you, I have found that person. So please help me become a Muslim!

Abdullah: Brother, let us take it step by step. First, enter Islam by saying: I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except God (Allah), and I bear witness that Muhammad is his servant and Messenger. I bear witness that Jesus is His Prophet and Messenger. Let us say this again: I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except God (Allah), and I bear witness that Muhammad is his servant and Messenger. I bear witness that Jesus is His Prophet and Messenger.

Derek: I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except God (Allah), and I bear witness that Muhammad is his servant and Messenger. I bear witness that Jesus is His Prophet and Messenger

Abdullah: By the way, Jesus’ name is not Jesus. It is a Latinized name. His real name is ‘Eesaa. Now you will say the same thing in Arabic, the language of the Quran. I will transliterate for you: Ash’hadu an laa ilaahaa illAllah, wa ash’hadu anna Muhammadun rasoolullaah, wa ash’hadu anna ‘Eesaa ‘abdullaahi wa rasooluhu.

Derek: Ash’hadu an laa ilaahaa illAllah, wa ash’hadu anna muhammadun rasoolullaah, wa ash’hadu anna ‘Eesaa ‘abdullaahi wa rasooluhu.

Abdullah: Brother, say God is the greatest because you are a Muslim now. You are not a Christian anymore. You are in the House of Islam. If I were with you, I would hug you as my brother in Islam. How do you feel now? A burden has been removed from you and you feel like you are so light. Isn’t this right?

Derek: If you were with me now, you would have seen my tears reaching my neck. You are a great brother. I feel that I have just come to life. This is exactly how I feel from now. I don’t have to listen to the words of the priests in the church, who knowingly or unknowingly lead people astray. I hope to be a good servant of God.

Abdullah: You know what came out of you was disbelief and it was replaced by belief. You are so clean now, because when someone embraces Islam sincerely, God forgives all of his past sins. So, go to an Islamic center that has Muslims from all over the world and announce your Islam there and continue to learn more about Islam from them. In addition, find a book on prayer in Islam and practice it. This is essential. Now after you are through with me, you must take a shower to purify yourself from previous wrong beliefs. Remember to stay away from bad company and be with righteous Muslim people. Also, beware of those so-called Muslims who call to nationalistic ideas or racial thoughts, which are rejected in Islam. I love you as a brother in Islam and I hope one day I will see you and hear your voice.

Derek: I will for sure do what you have asked. And tomorrow I will go to the Islamic center. Thank you for showing me the Truth. I will do my best to meet people who know about Islam for sure. May God help you guide more and more people to the true word of God. There is no god but God (Allah) and Muhammad is his Messenger. Well it is as difficult for me as it is for you to leave you.

Abdullah: Well brother, you will not leave me for a long time. I will soon be with you through my supplications, God willing. Pray for me, brother.

Derek: Well, I thank you, I love you although I do not know you yet. But it is enough for me to remember that one day, a very dear man has picked me up from the mud of life. Please teach me another Islamic word in Arabic so as to make use of it in the Islamic center.

Abdullah: As-Salaamu ‘Alaykum Warahmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh

and Astaghfirullaah.

Derek: What do they mean?

Abdullah: May the Peace, Mercy and Blessing of God be upon you. This is used as a greeting to all Muslims. The last word means, God forgive me. Well, I have to leave you now but be sure it will not be for long.

Derek: Assalaamu ‘Alaykum Warahmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh and Astaghfirullaah for being astray from the Truth all those years. May God bless you. You have occupied a great place in my heart and I will never forget you. Bye and talk to you later. Your brother in Islam, Derek, but I will call myself ‘Eesaa from now on.

Abdullah: O.K. ‘Eesaa. I will leave you some final words of inspiration. Certainly, the ultimate goal of every individual is to be in Paradise forever. This reward of Paradise is too great to not have a price. That price is true faith, which is proven obedience to God and following the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad. This is the road to Paradise. Let’s stay in touch! Assalamu Alaykum!

Derek: O.K. Assalaamu Alaykum Warahmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh


ALLAHU AKBAR !!

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Bigg Boss is Dajjal's show


This is the Logo of Big Boss....Have a Close Look..
Dajjal's Eye

Our Prophet Muhammad-Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Said:“ I have explained DAJJAL to you, but I fear that you might not have understood. DAJJAL will be short, and his legs will be crooked. The hair on his head will be extremely twisted...... If you have any doubt regarding DAJJAL, remember that your Sustainer (ALLAH), is not one eyed. (Because DAJJAL will eventually claim to be God himself. His followers shall accept him as such). He will be able to split a person into two and then bring him back life again. [Ahmed]

Many of our Muslim homes support this show by watching them and by recommending it to their friends..We are creating our own Destruction by own Hands..

Now the show makers have invited a Porn Actress..Can we not see what they are trying to do with our minds??

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Why Should I Marry You?


Why Should I Marry You?



Once there was a very handsome, pious, well educated young man, whose parents emphasised for him to get married. They had seen so many marriage proposals, and he had turned them all down. The parents thought it was becoming a little ridiculous or suspected that he may have someone else in mind.

However every time the parents left the girls house, the young man would always say ‘she’s not the one!’ The young man only wanted a girl who was religious and practicing, however one evening his mother arranged for him, to meet a girl, who was religious, and practicing.

On that evening, the young man, and girl, were left to talk, and ask each other questions. (As one would expect). The young man, being a gentleman that he was allowed, the lady to ask first.

The young girl asked the young man so many questions, she asked about his life, his education, his friends, his family, his habits, his hobbies, his lifestyle, his enjoyment, his pastime, his experiences, his shoe size..The young man replied to all of her questions, without tiring, and politely, with a smile the young girl took up nearly all of the time, over an hour, and felt bad, and asked the young man do you have any questions?

The young man said, it’s ok. I only have 3 questions…The young girl thought, wow, only 3 questions okay, shoot. The young man’s first question was, Who do you love the most in the world, someone who’s love nothing would ever overcome? She said, this is an easy question; my mother, he smiled.
Second question, he asked, you said that you read a lot of qur’an, could you tell me which surahs you know the meaning of? Hearing this she went red and embarrassed and said, I do not know the meaning of any yet, but I am hoping to soon insha’allah I’ve just been a bit busy. The third question the young man asked, was I have been approached for my hand in marriage, by girls that are a lot more prettier than you, why should I marry you? Hearing this the young girl was outraged, she stormed off to her parents with fury, and said I do not want to marry this man he is insulting my beauty, and intelligence. And the young man and his parents, were once again, left without an agreement of marriage.

This time, the young mans parents were really angry, and said what did you do to anger that girl, the family were so nice, and pleasant, and they were religious like you wanted. What did you ask the girl?? Tell us! The young man said, firstly I asked her, who do you love the most? she said, her mother. The parents said so, what is wrong with that?? The young man said, ‘no one, is Muslim, until he loves Allah, and his messenger (saw) more than anyone else in the world’. If a woman loves Allah and the Prophet (pbuh) more than anyone, she will love me and respect me, and stay faithful to me, because of that love, and fear for Allah (swt). And we can share this love, because this love is greater than lust for beauty. The young man said, then I asked her, you read a lot of qur’an, can you tell me the meaning of any surah? And she said no, because I haven’t had time yet. so I thought of that hadith ‘ALL humans, are dead except for those who have knowledge’ She has lived 20 years and not found ANY time, to seek knowledge, why would I marry a woman, who does not know her rights, and responsibilities, and what will she teach my children, except how to be negligent, because the woman IS the madrasa (school) and the best of teachers. And a woman who has no time for Allah, will not have time for her husband. The third question I asked her was, that a lot of girls, more prettier than her, had approached me for marriage, why should I choose you?..That is why she stormed off, getting angry. The young man’s parents said that is a horrible thing to say, why would you do such a thing, we are going back there to apologise. The young man said I said this on purpose, to test whether she could control her anger. The Prophet (saw) said ‘do not get angry, do not get angry, do not get angry’ when asked how to become pious; because anger is from Satan. If a woman cannot control her anger with a stranger she has just met,do you think she will be able to control it with her husband??


So, the moral of this story is, a marriage is based on:
Knowledge, not looks, Practice, not preaching, Forgiveness, not anger, Spiritual love, not lust And compromise.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Burqa Banned in France



The French "Burqa Ban" STARTS TODAY
what kind of crime she did, so she must be dragged that way...?, what kind of crime she did so she should be put in Jail...?

Muslim women are not free any more in France, they lost their right to wear what they want :( they are banning our clothes too.. click on share button to spread the message!!


Is this what we call equality and Justice of Modern world?????
Which religion permits us to harass innocent people???

Save our pearls.... :'(

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Friday, October 07, 2011

Do we really lost an Icon???


Assalamu Alykum all..


Everyone is mourning and grieving for the loss of Apple founder STEVE JOBS...
Many Muslims are also joining the mass...
Indeed we have a visionary man..I have no doubt..
But..Remember that He was titled as a Visionary only for Technology aspect..
He may be the best in his field...We must not discuss the negative aspects of a dead person until it's seriously required...


But...
We muslims should never forget that...Alhamdulillah...Thumma Alhamdulillah...We have our own Inspirational Icon...
He is the BEST MAN ever on the face of this Earth..
No Human can ever compete his Gracefulness...
How much are we concerned about Him???
He was best in many aspects..
Most above of all..His Hiqmah [Wisdom] was far more advanced than combining all our wisdom together..I am not exaggerating His status..But notifing His glory which Allah has mentioned..


If we can respect Steve Jobs for his worldly achievements...Which can pay no benefits to our Aakhirah [Hereafter Life]


Then indeed...We are answerable for disrespecting our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam]..The Greatest man ever on this earth...Whose achievements are legendary..Whose words can lead us to Jannah [Paradise]


Just saying we Love Him does not fulfill your responsibilities...But following and molding our lives according to his words [Insha Allah] will definitely lead us to real success..


"Verily in the messenger of Allah ye have a good example for him who have belief on  Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much." [Surah Al-Ahzab; 33:21]

Our Icon..Inspiration...Leader..Teacher...is Indeed our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam]..


Indeed, " The Knowledge of a Hypocrite is in Speech, While The Knowledge of Believer is in His Actions "


You judge your own life...Where you want to be??


Hell or Paradise????


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Friday, September 30, 2011

Grave is calling...


Listen very carefully! 

Oh Son of Adam: I remember u again 2day did u remember me? 
Listen::: 

I am full of Darkness so bring with u the light of Salat(Prayers). 

I am a place of Fear so bring with u the peace of Tilawat e Quran(Teaching Quran to others), 

I am full of snakes nd Scorpions so bring with u the Sunnah of our Beloved prophet (s.a.w) (Following Prophet's way) 

I am full of fire so bring with u the tears fallen from Allah's fear 

I am full of punishment so bring with u the Reward of charity/sadqaat. 

(Don't forget me as I am Eagerly waiting 4 your Arrival.) 

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Monday, September 19, 2011

They have creations, we have the CREATOR


You have Technologies, we have Faith.
You have Trendy Clothes, we have Pious Souls.
You have Blind Hearts, we have Open Minds.
You have Mortal Assets, we have Eternal Resorts.
You have Blazing Flames, we have Gardens of Lakes.
You will be Doomed and we will Groom.

They have creations, we have the CREATOR.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

How Blessed I'm To Be A Muslim !!

How Blessed I'm To Be A Muslim !!

~ I Say A Simple Salam To Some, I'm Rewarded.

~ I Smile At Someone, I'm Rewarded.

~ I Pray In Masjid With Jamaat, I'm Rewarded 27 Times More Than Those Who Pray Alone.

~ I Begin Anything With Bismillah, That Action Of Mine Is Rewarded.

~ I Think Of Doing a Good Deed, I'm Rewarded.

~ I Control My Temper, I'm Rewarded.

~ I Hold The Glass With Right Hand While Drinking, I'm Rewarded.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Types Of Salah (Prayers)

SALAH (PRAYERS)

Types of Salah (Prayers)

Salah may be classified into four categories of obligation:



1. FARD PRAYERS

Fard prayers are compulsory, non-performance of which renders one a non-Muslim according to the Hanbali Sunni School, for the other Sunni schools it renders one a sinner. The denial of its compulsory status however is agreed upon by all Sunni schools to render the denier outside the fold of Islam.



THE 5 DAILY PRAYERS

Fajr, Zohr, Asr, Maghrib and Isha



JUMAH (FRIDAY) PRAYERS

Attending the special Jumah (Friday prayers), for men at the mosque, and for women to pray at home.



JANAZAH PRAYERS

Attending Janazah (Funeral prayers).



2. WAJIB PRAYERS

Some believe that Wajib prayers are compulsory while there are those who believe that since the 5 prayers are obligatory, it automatically renders all other prayers optional.



WITR

Witr is performed after the salah of isha'a (dusk). Some Muslims consider witr wajib while others consider it optional. It may contain any odd number of raka'ah from one to eleven according to the different schools of jurisprudence. However, Witr is most commonly offered with three raka'ah.



EID

Eid Salah is performed on the morning of Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha. It consists of two raka'at, with seven takbirs offered before the start of the first raka'ah and five before the second. After the Salah is completed, a sermon (khutbah) is offered. However, the khutbah is not an integral part of the Eid Salah. The Eid Salah must be offered between sunrise and true noon i.e. between the time periods for Fajr and Zohr.



3. SUNNAH PRAYERS

Sunnah salah are optional and were additional voluntary prayers performed by Prophet Muhammad.



BEFORE AND AFTER THE 5 DAILY PRAYERS

Prophet Muhammad used to pray more rakahs than the minimum prescribed numbers of rakahs for each of the 5 daily prayers, and these are called Sunnah. Prayer is still accepted even if the Sunnah isn't performed, but the Prophet Muhammad used to pray them regularly so it is highly recommended.



ISTIKHAARAH

Salah al-Istikhaarah is a prayer performed when a Muslim needs guidance on a particular matter, such as whether they should marry a certain person. In order to perform this salah one should perform a normal two raka'at salah to completion. After completion one should say the du'a which is called Istikhaarah. The intention for the salah should be in ones heart to perform two raka'at of salah followed by Istikhaarah. The salah can be performed at any times where salah is not forbidden.



TAHAJJUD

Tahajjud prayer is performed at night time, and it is recommended that it be performed after first going to sleep for some part of the evening. Muslims believe that the reward is greater for those who do this prayer at a later time. (It is harder to wake up and pray early in the morning, making the person’s effort greater, resulting in a greater reward from God.)



TARAWIH

Tarawih can be done only during the fasting month of Ramadan. This prayer can be done alone, in a group, at home, or in a mosque or other public meeting area. The total number of raka'ah varies, but with a minimum of eight.



4. NAFL PRAYERS

Nafl salah are optional and regarded as extra prayers which bring more reward. They are usually performed along with the 5 daily prayers, but can be performed at other times as well.



ISHRAQ PRAYER

The time for the Ishraq prayer beings ten to fifteen minutes after sunrise and consists of two Raka'ahs. Praying ishraq is considered to yield greater rewards than performing the lesser Jihad according to some traditions.



DUHA PRAYER

Duha prayer begins after sunrise and ends at meridian, and is generally thought to include at least two raka'ahs, though in some traditions the number is four or even twelve. It is generally prayed when one-fourth of the day has passed. Performing this prayer is believed to be effective in seeking forgiveness for one's sins.



TAHIYATUL MASJID

Also called "masjidus salam", this is a highly recommended prayer consisting of two Raka'ahs and performed when first entering a mosque. It is considered to be a way of greeting the place of worship in order to draw nearer to Allah.



KHAWF

The word "Khawf" means fear. Khawf is a type of prayer that is prayed during time of fear. This prayer was performed by Prophet Muhammad in the Battle of Uhud. It is considered to be a substitute for normal prayers while on a battlefield.



JOURNEY PRAYER

When a person is about to travel, and also when they return from traveling, it is considered beneficial to pray two Raka'ahs in a mosque.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Importance of Youth's Emaan


Do you think anyone will offer you job after 50 yrs???

No !

Can you join any Army after 40 yrs??

Certainly Not !

Why???
Because every employer needs the Talent of YOUTH !!!

If a human can expect this much...Why not Allah can expect..

And Verily He has the full rights on us as He is our Creator...

Allah expects us to be Pious and Righteous at young age...

He Loves the Ibadah [Right Deeds] of Youth...

and Allah promises 7 types of people who will be under the shade of Harsh [Allah's Throne] during Qiyamah [End of the Earth]; where there will be no shade from the scorching sun...
Amongst them are the Young people who Do Right Deeds when they are young and energetic..

Young people are busy with their work..job...responsibilities..Yet if they take time to remember Allah...Then Allah becomes pleased with them...

And if He wills; He will definitely Reward them...For Allah says..He is most Merciful and Most Beneficent..

Letz not waste our Youth and energy....

Try to utilize it to the best for Allah's Cause..

May Allah bless us all...Ameen :)

Remem me in ur DUA

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

212 Degrees - That Extra one degree



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Some things you shouldn’t delay…


Some things you shouldn’t delay…


1. Prayer (Salat)


2. Breaking your fast


3. Marriage


4. Janazahs (Funerals)


5. Doing good deeds

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Merciless Attack on Mumbai...


Merciless Attack on Mumbai...

Mumbai was attacked with 3 Bomb Blast Attacks Yesterday at Dadar-Kabootar Khana, Opera House (Residential area of Jains) and Zaveri Bazar (Main market for Diamonds and Golds). All these places are Arterial Nerve of Mumbai...

Death tolls is rising more than 20 and Injured around 175..

Sad Demise for those Innocent People who lost their lives... :'(

May Allah Protect us All..Ameen

Are we used to these RUTHLESS ATTACKS???

Allah Says:
"O you who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves unjustly except it be a trade amongst you, by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves (nor kill one another). Surely, Allah is Most Merciful to you." [Al-Qur'an; Ala-Imran, 4:29]

Those who are doing this are not HUMANS...But is this the Humanity WE Show...???

Because of that We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land - it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind. And indeed, there came to them Our Messengers with clear proofs, evidence, and signs, even then after that many of them continued to exceed the limits (e.g. by doing oppression unjustly and exceeding beyond the limits set by Allah by committing the major sins) in the land! [Al-Qur'an; Al-Maeda, 5:32]

I am not Encouraging you to take the way of VIOLENCE...But Are We Gonna Sit IDLE???

Is this the only merciless ACT we CONFRONT???

Is there any End??

Are we Gonna just watch all these things on TV and show our Sympathy and continue our own works???

Aren't your heart Aching by these things??

Are not those people our brothers and sisters??

Are they not Human Beings???

Seek Allah's Help...Indeed He Alone Is more than enough to Help us...

Spread the Message of PEACE....Eradicate the EVIL from its ROOT...

You are the best people raised [as an example] amongst the mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah. If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are defiantly disobedient. [Al-Qur'an; Ala-Imran, 3:110]

Be a Good Muslim...Be the Best amongst the Humans... [Be the Best amongst the People Raised]

Lets not Waste our precious Lives...

Jazak Allahu Khairan...






INDIA-BLAST/MUMBAI A car is seen damaged at the site of a bomb explosion in the Dadar area of Mumbai July 13, 2011. Three explosions rocked crowded districts of India's financial capital of Mumbai during rush hour on Wednesday, killing at least eight people, media said, in the biggest attack on the city since 2008 assaults blamed on Pakistan-based militants. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) REUTERS



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Monday, June 13, 2011

Seven Habits of Highly Successful Muslim Youth

Seven Habits of Highly Successful Muslim Youth

1.Be Truthful
The beloved of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), said, as narrated by `Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him),
Truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise. And a man keeps on telling the truth until he becomes a truthful person. Falsehood leads to al-fujur [wickedness, evil-doing], and al-fujur leads to the (Hell) Fire, and a man may keep on telling lies till he is witten before Allah, a liar.” (Sahih Bukhari, Book #73, Hadith #116)

2.Be Trustworthy
[Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah Heareth and Knoweth all things.] (Al-Baqarah 2:256)

3.Have Self-Restraint and Be God-Conscious
[And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint, — none but persons of the greatest good fortune.] (Fussilat 41:5)

4.Be Thorough
“Yahya related to me from Malik that he had heard that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘I was sent to perfect good character’” (Book #47, Hadith #47.1.8).

5.Be Focused
One thousand ideas go through your head the moment you stand up for prayer. Is that you? Really? What do you make of those ideas? Do you process them? What about when you are sitting in class?
[those who humble themselves in their prayers] (Al-Mu’minun 23:2)

6.Be Punctual
`Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) asked “which deed is the dearest to Allah?” the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, “To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times” (Sahih Bukhari, Book #10, Hadith #505).

7.Be Consistent
Mother of the Believers `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrates that “the most beloved action to Allah’s Apostle was that which is done continuously and regularly” (Sahih Bukhari, Book #76, Hadith #469)

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Our Pearl in Hijab !

A Woman in Hijab is:
Dignified, Not Dishonored..
Noble, Not Degraded..
Liberated, Not Subjugated..
Purified, Not Sullied..
Independent, Not Slave..
Protected, Not Exposed..
Respected, Not Laughed..
Confident, Not Insecure..
Obedient, Not A Sinner..
She is a Guarded Pearl..

To All my Sisters in Islam..Fulfil your Duties towards Allah..Put on your Adornment..
Hijab is your Right..your Choice..your Modesty..

Sisters..Kindly change your Display Pictures in your E-mails and Social Networks; if they represent You or any Obscenity..

I Request all of you to spend some Time in Supporting our People in France to Protest Against "Hijab Ban" by any medium you have..And let me remind you all..that DUA is the best Tool you have..

Please try to Do what ever you can to Save our Sisters..Save our UMMAH..

Jazak Allahu Khair..Please remember me and our Ummah in your DUA..

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Saturday, April 02, 2011

Pointers on Choosing Marriage Partners

Pointers on Choosing Marriage Partners


By Rabi'ah Hakeem



In light of the experience of the past years, it is time to take stock
and try to halt the ever-mounting tide of divorces among Muslims. It
is not unusual today to find Muslim women (and even an occasional
Muslim man) who, by the time they are 30 or 35, have been married
three or four times, their children suffering again and again through
the trauma of fatherless and broken homes. Accordingly, we may list a
few essential points to be considered by both brothers and sisters in
the process of choosing a partner in life (although the masculine
pronoun has been used throughout for the sake of simplicity, the
following is generally equally applicable to both men and women).



1. Du'a. Unceasingly ask help and guidance from Allah, Most High, in
the matter of finding and choosing a mate. As often as you feel it
necessary, pray Salaah al-Istikhara, Islam's special prayer for
guidance, in order to reach a suitable decision.



2. Consult your heart. Listen to what your inner voice, the 'radar'
which Allah has given you to guide you, tells you about the
prospective partner. It is likely to be more correct than your mind,
which often plays tricks and can rationalise almost any- thing. For
many people, first impressions are often the most accurate.



3. Enquire. Find out the reason why this man wants to marry you. Is he
interested in you as an individual or will just any person do? Why is
he not doing the logical thing, that is, to marry someone from his
culture? If there is evidence that the primary reason for this
marriage, despite claims to the contrary, is for convenience
(greencard, money, property, etc.), forget it. This spells trouble.



4. Get to know your prospective partner, within the limits of what is
permissible in Islam, before deciding on marriage. Just ' seeing'
someone once or twice in the company of others, who may be anxious for
this marriage to take place, is simply not enough under today's
conditions, where two per- sons of totally dis-similar backgrounds are
meeting each other without the safeguards of families. Without
violating Islam's prohibition about being alone, try to understand his
nature, what makes him tick, his temperament, what he might be like to live with.



5. Talk to several people who know your prospective partner, not just
one, or have someone whom you can trust do this for you. Ask about him
from various people, not just from his friends because they may
conceal facts to do him a favour. And ask not only about his
background, career, Islamicity, etc., but about such crucial matters
as whether he gets angry easily; what he does when he is 'mad';
whether he is patient, polite, considerate; how he gets along with
people; how he relates to the opposite sex; what sort of relationship
he has with his mother and father; whether he is fond of children;
what his personal habits are, etc. And find out about his plans for
the future from people who know him. Do they coincide with what he has
told you? Go into as much detail as possible. Check out his plans for
the future - where you will live and what your lifestyle will be, his
attitudes toward money and possessions and the like. If you can't get
answers to such crucial questions from people who know him, ask him
yourself and try to make sure he is not just saying what he knows you
want to hear. Too many people will make all kinds of promises before

marriages in order to secure the partner they want but afterwards
forget that they ever made them, (this naturally applies equally to
women as to men).



6. Find out about his family, his relations with his parents, brothers
and sisters. What will his obligations be to them in the future? How
will this affect where and under what conditions you will live? What
are the character and temperament of each of his parents? Will they
live with you or you with them? And are they pleased with his
prospective marriage to you or not? Although it may not be the case in
most Western marriages, among Muslims such issues are often crucial to
the success or failure of a marriage, and answers to these questions
need to be satisfactory to ensure a peaceful married life.



7. Understand each other's expectations. Try to get a sense of your
prospective partner's under- standing of the marriage relationship,
how he will behave in various situations, and what he wants of you as
his spouse. These are issues which should be discussed clearly and
unambiguously as the negotiations progress, not left to become sources
of disharmony after the marriage because they were never brought up
beforehand. If you are too shy to ask certain questions, have a person
you trust do it for you. At an advanced stage of the negotiations,
such a discussion should include such matters as birth control, when
children are to be expected, how they are to be raised, how he feels
about helping with housework and with the children's upbringing,
whether or not you may go to school or work, relations with his family
and yours, and other vital issues.



8. See him interacting with others in various situations. The more
varied conditions under which you are able to observe your prospective
partner, the more clues you will have as to his mode of dealing with
people and circumstances.



9. Find out what his understanding of Islam is and whether it is
compatible with your own. This is a very important matter. Is he
expecting you to do many things which you have not done up to this
point? If he emphasises " Haraams", especially if you are a new
Muslimah, and seems unable to tolerate your viewpoint, chances are
your marriage will be in trouble unless you are flexible enough to
accommodate yourself to his point of view and possibly a very
restrictive lifestyle. Let him spell out to you clearly how he intends
to practise Islam and how he wants you to practise it as his wife so
there will be no misunderstandings later.



10. Don't be in a hurry. So many marriages have broken because the
partners are in such haste that they don't take time to make such
vital checks as the ones outlined above and rush into things. Shocking
as it may seem, marriages between Muslims which are contracted and
then broken within a week or a month or a year have become common
place occurrences among us. Don't add yourself to the list of
marriage casualties because you couldn't take time or were too
desperate for marriage to find out about or get to know the person
with whom you plan to spend the rest of your life.



11. Ask yourself, Do I want this man/woman to be the father/mother of
my children? If it doesn't feel just right to you, think it over
again. Remember, marriage is not just for today or tomorrow but for
life, and for the primary purpose of building a family. If the person
in question doesn't seem like the sort who would make a good parent,
you are likely to find yourself struggling to raise your children
without any help from him or her - or even with negative input - in
the future.



12. Never allow yourself to be pressured or talked into a marriage.
Your heart must feel good about it, not someone else's. Again,
allegations of "Islamicity" - he is pious, has a beard, frequents the
Masjid, knows about Islam; she wears Hijab, does not talk to men- are
not necessarily guarantees of a good partner for you or of a good
marriage, but are only a part of a total picture. If an individual
practises the Sunnah only in relation to worship or externals, chances
are he /she has not really understood and is not really living Islam.
Possessing the affection and Rahmah (mercy) which Islam enjoins
between marriage partners is vital for a successful relationship, and
these are the important traits to be looked for in a prospective
partner.



13. Never consent to engaging in a marriage for a fixed period or in
exchange for a sum of money. (Mut'a marriage). Such marriages are
expressly forbidden in Islam and entering into them is a sinful act,
as marriage must be entered into with a clear intention of it being
permanent, for life, not for a limited and fixed duration.



If these guidelines are followed, Insha' Allah the chances of making a
mistake which may mar the remainder of your life may be minimised.



Choosing a marriage partner is a most serious matter, perhaps the most
serious decision you will ever make in your life since your partner
can cause you either to be successful or to fail miserably, in the
tests of this life and, consequently, in the Here- after. This
decision needs to be made with utmost care and caution, repeatedly
seeking guidance from your Lord.



If everything checks out favourable, well and good, best wishes for
happiness together here and in the Hereafter. If not, better drop the
matter and wait. Allah your Lord knows all about you, His servant, and
has planned your destiny and your partner for you. Be sure that He
will bring you together when the time is right. As the Qur'an enjoins,
you must be patient until He opens a way for you, and for your part
you should actively explore various marriage leads and possibilities.



Two words addressed to brothers arc In order here. If you are marrying
or have married a recent convert to Islam, you must be very patient
and supportive with her. Remember, Islam is new to her, and chances
are that she will not be able to take on the whole of the Shari'ah at
once - nor does Islam require this, if you look at the history of
early Islam. In your wife 's efforts to conform herself to her new
faith and culture, she needs time and a great deal of support, love,
help and understanding from you, free of interference from outsiders.
It is best to let her make changes at her own speed when her inner
being is ready for them rather than demanding that she do this or
that, even if it means that some time will elapse before she is ready
to follow certain Islamic injunctions. If the changes come from within
herself, they are likely to be sincere and permanent; otherwise, if
she makes changes because of pressure from you or from others, she may
always be unhappy with the situation and may look for ways out of it.
You can help her by being consistent in your own behaviour. So many
Muslims apply those parts of the Qur'an or Sunnah which suit them and
abandon the rest, with resulting confusion in the minds of their wives
and children. Thus, while firmly keeping the reins in your hands, you
should look at your own faults, not hers, and be proud and happy with
the efforts she is making. Make allowances, be considerate, and show
your appreciation of the difficult task she is carrying out by every
possible means. This will cause her to love and respect you, your
culture, and Islam to grow infinitely faster than a harsh, dominating,
forceful approach ever could.



Finally, a word of warning. Certain situations have occurred in which
women, posing as Muslims (or perhaps actually having made Shahaadah),
have deceived and made fools of numbers of Muslim men. Such women may
be extremely cunning and devious, operating as poor, lonely
individuals in need of help and/or husbands. The brothers who fall
into this net may be shown false photos, given false information or
promises, cheated in all sorts of ways, and finally robbed of anything
the conniving lady can manage to take from them. As was said, it is
wise to check out any prospective partner with local Muslims who know her.


Keep your eyes open and take your time. Since marriage is for life,
for eternity, hurrying into it for any reason whatsoever is the act of
a foolish or careless person who has only himself or herself to blame
if things go wrong.
 
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Monday, March 07, 2011

HIJAB FOR MEN !

Do u think I am hot??? So is hell!!! Lower your gaze!!!!




“Hijaab” being a hot topic these days, media is trying its best to malign Islam by providing misinformation to the public regarding hijab by raising allegations like:Islam degrades women in the name of hijab, why in Islam only women should do Hijaab, etc.




It is a misconception that hijab is only made for females. But hijab is first an obligation for males and after that it is an obligation for females. Hijab does not merely means covering body with a black cloth (known as burqa.) It includes a complete behavior and attitude apart from dressing modest. In short, Hijaab is Mandatory for both males and as well as females.




Allah says in the Quran in Surah Noor (24):30, “Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.). That is purer for them. Verily, Allah is All-Aware of what they do.” First Allah commands men to observe hijab and then in the next verse it is commanded for females.


It is also mentioned in a hadith where Jareeribn ‘Abdullaah said:"I asked the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) about an accidental glance at a woman. He commanded me to turn my gaze away." (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, who said: This is a saheehhasanhadeeth. See al-Sunan, 2700).




The Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) also said: "O Ali, do not follow a glance with another, for you will be forgiven for the first, but not for the second." (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 2701; see Saheeh al-Jaami’, 7953)


My dear brothers, next time onwards when you see a girl (even) without Hijaab (might be a model; or actress in TV; or in magazine, ads, newspapers, posters etc.; or even your girlfriend without hijab before marriage!), before giving a comment “She is hot" or "you are looking HOT dear” Remember the commandment of Allah and punishment in the Aakhirah for disobeying your Lord!


Brothers also find it "cool" to shake hands with girls (including their cousin sisters, sister-in-law, friends, etc.) They find nothing wrong in ‘just’ shaking hands, might be here it is “okay” but what about the hereafter???




It was narrated that Ma’qilibnYassaar said: The Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) said: “For one of you to be stabbed in the head with an iron needle is better for him than that he should touch a woman who is not permissible for him.” Can you really bear this pain? Think practically… how much painful it is even if a small needle pricks in our finger. O’ Allah! What a torture and severe punishment it would be!!! Even my sisters don’t care and shake hands with non-mahram and didn’t even realize the punishment is same even for females, for Allah is just and wise.


Don’t be a fool thinking what you follow is cool!!! Be a muslim by your deeds by following the Quran and Authentic Hadith not just by name as it won’t help you to earn Jannah (if you are a muslim just by name!).


Hijab for men is obligatory (lowering gaze and guarding modesty) even if a female is not in hijab. The harder is the test, the greater will be the reward.And whoever disobeys Allah, will be punishable for their deeds.




Hijab generate respect for each other and help in creating peaceful society, which is the need of the hour.

Be a Muslim by choice not by chance!


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Friday, March 04, 2011

Merit of Sharing Food


ALLAH SWT says:
"And they give food, in spite of their love for it (or for the love of Him), to the poor, the orphan, and the captive.'' (76:8)

And eat of the things which ALLAH has provided for you, lawful and good, and fear ALLAH in Whom you believe. [Al-Maeda: 88]

Ahadith:
1. Abu Hurairah (May ALLAH be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of ALLAH (PBUH) said, "The food of two persons suffices for three persons, and the food of three persons suffices for four persons.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

2. Jabir bin `Abdullah (May ALLAH be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of ALLAH (PBUH) said, "The food of one person suffices for two, the food of two persons suffices for four persons, and the food of four persons suffices for eight persons.'' [Muslim].
Commentary: This Hadith indicates that if a few persons share the same dinner-table, a small quantity of food will be enough for many persons. Moreover, this increases mutual love and fellow-feeling.

3.Abu Hurairah (May ALLAH be pleased with him) reported: A man came to the Prophet (PBUH) and said; "I am hard pressed by hunger.'' He (PBUH) sent a word to one of his wives who replied: "By Him Who has sent you with the Truth, I have nothing except water.'' Then he sent the same message to another (wife) and received the same reply. He sent this message to all of them (i.e., his wives) and received the same reply. Then he (PBUH) said, "Who will entertain this (man) as guest?'' One of the Ansar said: "O Messenger of ALLAH, I will.'' So he took him home and said to his wife: "Serve the guest of Messenger of ALLAH (PBUH).''

Another narration is: The Ansari asked his wife: "Have you got anything?'' She answered: "Nothing, except a little food for the children.'' He said: "Keep them busy with something, and when they ask for food put them to sleep. When the guest enters, extinguish the light and give him the impression that we are also eating.'' So they sat down and the guest ate and they passed the night hungry. When he came to the Prophet (PBUH) in the morning, he said to him, "ALLAH admired what you did with your guest last night.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary: This Hadith describes a unique example of hospitality and kindness liked by Allah. It imparts to man the sense of self-sacrifice and a feeling of fellowship.

Note: Kindly comment on this article and if you find any better Quranic verse and Hadith please post them.

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