Muhammad; a Pedophile or a Devout Husband?


“How do you believe in a pedophile to be a prophet? How can you follow a child rapist and a womanizer, He married A’ishah when he was 54 and she was 9, are you that crazy?! You Muslims encourage child abuse and Islam is a religion that teaches pedophilia.” [A fellow non-Muslim, 2010] In the next few pages, Prophet Muhammad’s marriage to lady A’ishah shall be discussed and explained briefly as understood and accepted by Muslims.

First I shall state some historical and cultural facts deemed helpful to reach the truth about the marriage under discussion.

1. From an article discussing the Age of consent historically, it gathered information from many acknowledged sources like the “Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society”, “Children and Youth in History – Age of Consent Laws” by Stephen Robertson, University of Sydney-Australia, and “The Age of Marriage in Ancient Rome” by Lelis, Arnold , Percy, William A. , & Verstraete, Beert C.; we read the following:

In Ancient Rome, it was very common for girls to marry and have children shortly after the onset of puberty. In the 12th century A.D. “Gratian”: the influential founder of Canon law in medieval Europe, accepted age of puberty for marriage to be between 12 and 14 but acknowledged consent to be meaningful if the children were older than 7.1 There were authorities that said that consent could take place earlier. Marriage would then be valid as long as neither of the two parties annulled the marital agreement before reaching puberty, or if they had already consummated the marriage. It should be noted that Judges honored marriages based on mutual consent at ages younger than 7, in spite of what Gratian had said; there are recorded marriages of 2 and 3 years old. The American colonies followed the English tradition, and the law was more of a guide. For example, Mary Hathaway (Virginia, 1689) was only 9 when she was married to William Williams. Sir Edward Coke (England, 17th century) made it clear that: “the marriage of girls under 12 was normal, and the age at which a girl who was a wife was eligible for a dower from her husband’s estate was 9 even though her husband be only four years old.” The French Napoleonic Code established an age of consent of 11 years in 1791, which was raised to 13 in 1863. Portugal, Spain, Denmark and the Swiss cantons, initially set the age of consent at 10–12 years and then raised it to between 13 and 16 years in the second half of the 19th century. Historically, the English common law set the age of consent to range from 10 to 12. In the United States, by the 1880s, most states set the age of consent at 10-12, and in one state, Delaware, the age of consent was only 7. A New York Times article states that it was still aged 7 in Delaware in 1895. [End of adaptation from the article].

One famous example is Alexios II Komnenos (1169-1183 AD) who married Agnes of France. William II; Archbishop of Tyre; witnessed the wedding and reported that Agnes was eight on her arrival at Constantinople, while Alexios was thirteen. Though according to most 12th century views; she was three years too young for marriage; but the pope authorized the marriage and approved to it.

Knowing the Books Of Allah by Sheikh Hussain Yee

The Methodology of Preaching Islam


The Methodology of Preaching Islam

Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H. said: “Convey on my behalf; even one verse.”

Unlike what many Muslims think; Preaching Islam is not about converting others to Islam, making presentations about Islam, giving lessons in mosques, having the prophetic traditions hanged on billboards in non-Muslim countries, etc. Those acts neither improve people’s understanding of Islam nor even urge them to respect it as an important religion. If by coincidence they do; it is always individual cases and their admiration is mostly directed towards the presenter, while their view of Islam remains the same. All people understand that any presenter is well trained on attracting them to whatever he presents and beautifying his commodity even if it were the most terrible. Religion is not a commodity; so please don’t treat it like one. In my opinion; presenting Islam in an attractive manner is not the proper way of preaching Islam and it has many negative impacts on the presenter him/herself. From what I have seen so far; they think so high of themselves and they can’t even notice it. Please understand that the best preachment you can give is the one you give to yourself. When you repair your own defects and immoralities; you will automatically teach others about Islam through real practice, and the outcome shall be amazing to the farthest extent.

Many Muslim youths fall in the widely spread nets of false sheikhs. They are amazed when they hear that they have converted too many people to Islam by their preachments in non-Muslim countries. They feel so small and unworthy of any reward in the hereafter for not being like those so-called sheikhs. Know that the effort you make inside your country in your daily job sincerely while enduring all hardships, showing patience and dealing with others in the best manner like the prophet P.B.U.H. did; serves Islam millions of times more than those fancy sheikhs do. Islam doesn’t need preachers who speak about it; it needs preachers who practice it. An honest poor Muslim farmer preaches Islam a thousand times better than those fancy figures, an honest merchant preaches Islam a thousand times better than a sheikh on a mosque’s pulpit, a noble soldier preaches Islam, a good doctor preaches Islam, a diligent engineer preaches Islam, a sincere husband preaches Islam, a dedicated wife preaches Islam, etc…

By all means; preaching Islam is about interacting with other people honestly with noble manners and a sound heart; even if you don’t utter one word from the Qur’an or the Sunnah by your tongue. Conveying a verse from the Qur’an or a prophetic tradition through your practice is what counts. This is what the tradition atop the page means; or else it is going to be an invitation to hypocrisy which could never be what the prophet P.B.U.H. meant. If in this course you were asked by a Muslim brother/sister or a fellow non-Muslim about what Islam or the Qur’an says regarding a certain issue; only then you can open the Qur’an, recite the verses and explain them in a brief easy manner in a language that this person understands.

Allah says in the Qur’an: “Invite (people) to the way of your Lord with wisdom and fair preaching, and argue with them in the best of manners. Surely, your Lord knows best the one who deviates from His way, and He knows best the ones who are on the right path.” [The Qur’an (16:125)].

Allah mentioned “wisdom” before “fair preaching”, and wisdom says that this verse is not the first step that should be considered if you wish to preach Islam; it’s the step you should take after earning the respect of others through your ethics and attitude; or else; it’s going to be an extremely harmful thing to do. Islam needs practical preaching more than verbal preaching.

Allah says in the Qur’an:
“O mankind! Be pious to your Lord; Who created you from a single soul and from its kind He created its match, and from them He created many men and women; so fear Allah through Whom you demand (Your mutual rights), and do not sever the relations of the wombs. Verily Allah is ever an All-Watcher over you.” [The Qur’an (4:1)].

So we are all “One Family”, and being one family means that we should be “kind & Just” towards one another. Allah also says in the Qur’an: “O mankind, We have created you from males and females, and made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another. Verily the noblest among you in Allah’s sight are those who are most pious. Verily Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.” [The Qur’an (49:13)].

Hence, Allah teaches us that we should get to know one another without any restrictions placed on race, nationality, religion or anything else. The noblest people in Allah’s sight are not Arabs, Asians, Europeans, nothing of that sort; the noblest are those who are most pious, those who have good manners and noble characters, those who are honest and sincere. Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H. said: “Truthful religion is sincerity.” He also said: “There is a morsel inside your body which if you repair; your whole body becomes virtuous; verily it’s your heart.” Preach Islam by repairing your heart.

It’s true that under the stresses of the world injustices we suffer from today; some semi-knowledgeable Muslims who don’t have enough understanding of Allah’s laws and Prophet Muhammad’s Sunnah reciprocate hatred towards other nations instead of knowledge; this is not from Islam. Actually this contradicts the innate human nature (Fitrah) as well as the Qur’anic teachings in a manifest way endangering its doer to be misguided in this life and deserve Allah’s wrath in the hereafter. Allah says in the Qur’an: “Allah does not forbid you with regards to those who did not fight you on account of faith and did not expel you from your homes (i.e. occupy your lands), that you do good to them, and deal justly with them. Verily Allah loves those who maintain justice.” [The Qur’an (60:8)].

Muslims have been inflicted for a very long time by two kinds of religious figures that try all the time to occupy their minds. Occupying lands doesn’t matter anymore; your mind is the target. The weapons of war have changed centuries ago; but unfortunately; simple people don’t realized this. The first kind of those alleged religious figures neither teaches people about their religion nor allows them to acquire true knowledge from the proper sources which they are very keen on sabotaging through their owned TV channels or by flooding the stores with their books. The second kind – which is more dangerous in my opinion – is more smart and smooth, it utilizes part of the previous method besides monopolizing the teaching positions in the religious institutions, they seek avidly to brainwash their students and convert them to a flock of sheep that acknowledge anything they say without any questioning. Although they claim that they are serving religion; both kinds aim at mobilizing people in crowds at their doors in order to use them for reasons which they never declare. Allah knows best; but sometimes I get the feeling that their aim is to drive people away from truly learning their religion and practicing it properly. Unfortunately most people follow those sheikhs like zombies. People who try to read, learn and criticize or object to anything stated by those sheikhs are immediately cast away like lepers.

There is a great difference between true scholars and false Sheikhs. The way to distinguish between them is easier than you think; those who try to occupy your mind with their opinions and create from you a duplicated copy of themselves are false Sheikhs, while those who try to liberate your mind and urge you to learn, think and criticize according to logical disciplines are the ones from whom you should seek council and knowledge.

When you read about the most knowledgeable scholars in the Islamic history; you will find that they were intelligent lofty-cultured bookworms. One famous example known worldwide is Imam Ibn-Rushd (520-595 A.H.) Latinized as Averroes; he used to read every night at least 40 pages. It is said that he never missed any night except when he got married and when his father died. Hence, by all means READ and LEARN, free your mind from those who love to stagger followers underneath their feet. Don’t degrade your intellectual capabilities and think that you are incapable of differentiating between wrong and right. Don’t trust any word you read simply because the one who wrote it is an acknowledged scholar. Scholars are human too; they build false opinions that could be revised and denied when found wrong. Imam Abu-Hanifah allowed his students to adopt different opinions from his own, he even ordered them to write down their opinions besides his. This did not degrade the Imam’s status; on the contrary it made him the “Grand Imam”. Imam Malek used to say: “Anyone is subjected to make mistakes and build wrong opinions that could be questioned except the prophet P.B.U.H.” Imam Shafe’i used to say: “My opinion is right having a possibility of turning out to be wrong, and the other opinions are wrong having a possibility of turning out to be right.” Because of their deep knowledge and open mindedness; no one of them ever accused the other of going astray or being a heretic, on the contrary; Imam Abu-Hanifah prayed behind the Malekites in Madinah, Imam Shafe’i prayed in the same style of the Hanafists when he led the prayers near Abu-Hanifah’s tomb, Imam Malek told Imam Al-Layth Ibn-Sa’d: “He is truly a knowledgeable jurist” referring to Abu-Hanifah, Imam Ahmad said: “Malek is the most beloved to me among all traditionists.”, etc… This was the kind of respect and spiritual unity those knowledgeable early Imams had because they were holding tight to the most treasured hoard in Islam; “Morals and Ethics”.

Acquiring deep knowledge about the Islamic sciences takes a life time and is not an obligation on every Muslim, but attaining the Islamic moralities is. Muslims cannot all be knowledgeable scholars, but they must all seek to be pious and noble-minded. The prophet P.B.U.H. was a model by his ethics and morals; he taught his companions through real practice. Muslims need to stop talking and start learning and practicing immediately or else; there won’t be any deliverance for them.

From: Islamic Methodologies Made Easy – ISBN: 9789779027395
By: Ehab Shawky Abd El-Khalek Ahmad

Unity In Islam- Shaikh Hussain Yee

The Day of Judgement- Reminder

Sister Zohra Sarwari will be talking on “How the Qur’aan saved my Life and My Children’s Life!” In sha Allah


Zohra Sarwari

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, I will be giving a lecture at the end of this month in CT in’sha’Allaah. If your in the area please do come out! Title is “How the Qur’aan saved my Life and My Children’s Life!”

THE RECKONING (Muhammad Abdul Jabbar)

Facebook Relationships and Friendships 3 – AbdelRahman

99 Names of Allah

We often run after the money, the houses, the cars, the degrees


Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, we often run after the money, the houses, the cars, the degrees, and forget about our salah’s, reciting the Qur’aan, taking care of our parents, and the needy, take part in spreading the (true) message of Allah and time for spenting, taking count of our ownself. This verse is a great reminder for myself and all of us to make sure we don’t neglect the important things that count…..

Umar Mita -Rahimahullah- : First-Ever Muslim and Translator Of The Quran In Japanese!!


Umar Mita -Rahimahullah- : First-Ever Muslim Translator Of The Quran In Japanese!!
Mita was born as Ryoichi Mita on Dec. 19, 1892 in a Samurai (warrior) Buddhist family of Chofu town in Yamaguchi, Japan. He graduated from the Yamaguchi Commercial College in March 1916, at an advanced age of 24, because of his ill health. He visited China and learned the Chinese language. There he came in contact with Chinese Muslims and liked their way of life. He was impressed because he saw no such community life in Japan. In 1920, when he was 28 years of age, he wrote an article “lslam in China” in a Japanese magazine called “Toa Keizai Kenkyu” (Far-East Economic Research Journal). This was the first impact of Islam upon him.

Where Does Allah Ta’ala exists {According to Ahlus Sunnah}?

truly forgiving others can be a daunting task


Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, truly forgiving others can be a daunting task. Some people never learn to forgive while others say it, but don’t mean it. My dearest sisters and brothers when we forgive others we only help ourselves. Our hearts get lightened, and our souls have peace.

May Allaah forgive us and help us forgive others. Ameen.

divorce seems to be on the rise for people everywhere


Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, divorce seems to be on the rise for people everywhere. In Islaam this should be the last resort to ending a marriage. A couple should do all that they can to make the marriage work especially if there are children involved, unless the situation is dangerous or doesn’t permit it.

In Islaam if one should get divorced they should do so with the best manners, respect and dignity, as this is what the Prophet (Sallahe Alhee Wa Sallam) has taught us.

Lastly, once the divorce has taken place the man whom the woman divorced becomes a Non-Mahram, and vice versa. They are not to be alone anymore, they are not to joke around like before, etc. They are to be respectful and to stay away from each other.

The family of the one who has gone through the divorce should treat the woman or man who has been divorced from their family with respect but stay away from them. When the family of the woman talks to the man whom she has divorced or vice versa, it hurts the other person. We need to stay away from hurting others. Feelings and emotions are important to notice and to understand in Islaam. If we don’t care about how we make others feel, then Allaah may punish us, our kids or even grandkids in the way we punished others. Subhana’Allaah, we should always be aware of what we are doing and know that today we are doing it, tomorrow it may happen to us. So if you don’t want it to happen to you, then don’t do it to others.

May Allaah guide us all to goodness and make us amongst the righteous. Ameen. May He make our eman strong and help us do the right thing when circumstances expect it. Ameen.

life isn’t about preaching life is about teaching with our actions


Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, life isn’t about preaching life is about teaching with our actions…when we do what we want others to do then in’sha’Allaah we will be successful.

Truly there is no price on righteousness. Weather your rich or poor, you understand it. Weather your educated or ignorant you understand it. Weather your a child or an adult you understand it…..the problem is doing what is right and staying away from what is wrong…

One character that the majority of us need to work on is Not Lying anymore. We need to quit lying to our spouses, our parents, our children, our bosses, our friends, and family. We need to tell the truth even if it may be against us. Only then will we be successful…Ya Rabbe may you make us amongst the truthful! Ameen. Ya Rabbe may you make us amongst the Righteous! Ameen.

The Prophet Muhammad (Sallahe Alhee Wa Sallam) said:

Weeping out of fear from Allah


“Weeping out of fear from Allah is the proof of our faith and sensing its sweetness. Therefore, Mighty Allah rejected those who laughed while listening to the Quraan and did not cry. So He says: “Then at this statement do you wonder? (59). And you laugh and do not weep” [An-Najm: 59-60]

Ibn Katheer said in his interpretation: Then the Mighty Allah denies the way the disbelievers listen to the Quraan, their negligence and messing around and says: {Then at this statement do you wonder} He wonders how could this be true, {And you laugh} out of mocking and irony {and do not weep} as the believers do, and he describes them “And they fall upon their faces weeping, and it [i.e., the Quran increases them in humble submission” [Al Israa 17:109].



Your imaan is not stagnant, rather it increases and decreases with time, dependant on the condition of your heart and your actions. With continual beneficial reminders of Allah and His greatness, and by reading the Quran and implementing it in our daily lives, our faith can be increased. On the other hand, faith is decreased by the lack of reminders of Allah, abandoning the Quran and Sunnah, and following actions that do not please Allah.

Ibn Abbas narrated: “Once the Prophet (ﷺ) embraced me and said, ‘O Allah! Bestow on him the knowledge of the Book.’” (Bukhari, 75)

It is through knowing our Lord, Allah the Most High, that our heart finds peace and is filled with happiness in its devotion to Allah. By submitting ourselves to Allah, the Lord of all that exists, we lift the burdens of life off our own shoulders and then place our trust in Allah. With this submission and trust in Allah comes true contentment, deep tranquility, and peacefulness within ourselves, for worshipping Allah is the purpose He created us.

When our heart is lacking understanding of it’s Creator, our submission to Him is weakened, therefore true happiness cannot be obtained. If we desire happiness, then we should seek out knowledge of Allah, our Creator, we will then find that worries, sadness, and misery will leave us. Furthermore gaining this knowledge of Allah, can increase our faith in Him too.

رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ

“Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower.” (Quran, 3:8)

The Cancer of Terrorism

This life is nothing but a test of Almighty Allah

The Dangers of Zina (Haram Sex)

The prostitute who cried

HIV AIDS Virus (Shaikh Khalid Yasin)

How to make a rossette with an apple? (only 1 minute)

Living Hearts (Live), Choose Your Friends, Sh Zainadine Johnson

Must WATCH: Staged ISIS Beheading Video Released by Russian Hackers

A video purportedly released by the pro-Russia hacktivist group CyberBerkut shows a staged ISIS beheading being recorded in a film studio with actors and a director. According to TechWorm, the video was allegedly hacked from Senator John McCain’s laptop. They write:

We CyberBerkut received at the disposal of the file whose value can not be overstated! Dear Senator McCain! We recommend you next time in foreign travel, and especially on the territory of Ukraine, not to take confidential documents. In one of the devices of your colleagues, we found a lot of interesting things. Something we decided to put: this video should become the property of the international community!

The story was picked up by Alex Jones’ Infowars correspondent Paul Joseph Watson, who narrates the above video. In the video he says there are a few options for what the video could be, but dwells on the conspiracy that the United States is behind the rise of ISIS.

John McCain responded to accusations with a tweet:

John McCain


1st they doctored pics to say I met w/ . Now Internet trolls say I staged ISIS executions. Proud to be their #1 adversary!

Ramadhan Reminders – Shaikh Hussain Yee


West Lied Muslims in Srebrenica


The UN is a tool to serve Western interests. When the Muslims are concerned the UN will have all the rhetoric but take no action to really assist. This occurred in Srebrinica and is occurring today in Palestine, Central African Rebublic and Burma.

We need to detach ourselves from the organisations who only exist to serve the enemies of Allah and return to Allah and his messenger (SAW) to solve our issues and problems.

And what did they do? They disarmed the Muslims so that the Serbs had the upper hand in the war which allowed their domination leading to the systematic killing and raping of the Muslims of Bosnia.


Takbeer, Brother Emmanuel Adebayor Took his shahadah

Adebayor after Islam:”I reverted to Islam with full conviction. There is nothing more important to me than Allah”.



How parents push their children away from Islam?


At the risk of being misunderstood, I’ll say this: A beard and hijab won’t make your child Muslim. I don’t say this to dismiss the rituals of the religion, but to put the emphasis (first) on something greater.  Just as early revelation focused on the beauty and mercy of Allah, we, too, should impart the good. Then, upon that foundation, we ladle the specifics of worship, the rules and regulations that guide us on this journey. But only in love, we must do it all in love. You’d think that would be a given, but how often do we see children turned away from Islam because of harsh, unbalanced parents? Read the rest of this entry

Book: Hanafi Principles of Testing Hadith

Mustalah-book-coverAbout the Book

In Islam there are many sources of religion, three of them are agreed upon by all groups of Sunni Muslims. In order of priority they are Quran (القران), Hadith (الحديث) and Ijma’a (الإجماع). This book will deal with the thousands of hadith that form part of the Islamic tradition.

Hanafi Principles of Testing Hadith is a manual which explains the methodology of the traditional Islamic Hanafi School towards hadith. There are thousands of hadith; the concern of both the scholar and the layman is what their approach should be to these narrations. We know some hadith are accepted into theology or belief, and thus they need to fulfil the highest criteria of validity. Other hadith are accepted into law and everyday practice, but for these the burden of proof required is less than in issues of theology – yet they still require strong evidence in favour of their authenticity, especially when they can result in rulings about legal punishments (and especially capital punishment). Yet others are examples of how to follow the Prophetic tradition or words of wisdom, and consequently the degree of verifiability required for these is much lower. We also have some hadith which are completely rejected based on a variety of principles; which are discussed in detail in the manual. Therefore, succinct principles to be used in the application of hadith are of the utmost importance. These principles were established by great Scholars from the early period of the development of Islamic theology and jurisprudence such as Imam Abu Hanifa (d. 767/148 AH), Imam Malik (d. 795/179 AH) and Imam Shafi’i (d. 820/204 AH).
Despite the modern day epistemic confusion when it comes to hadith, these principles were in fact strictly followed by Imam Abu Hanifa and the early Hanafis.


The original Arabic text was authored by Shaykh Atabek Shukurov An-Nasafi and the English translation and Commentary was authored by Shaykh Sulaiman Ahmed Al-Hanafi. This is the first combined effort of the authors on a truly monumental historical Islamic book. We are hopeful of much more to follow…

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Why Homosexuality is condemned in Islam?- Dr Zakir Naik


The media coverage of the ‪#‎CharlestonShooting‬ has been a laugh!


The media coverage of the ‪#‎CharlestonShooting‬ has been a laugh!

Amazing insight by Jon Stewart:

‪#‎MediaBias‬ ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ ‪#‎KnowYourHeroes‬


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Islam and Racism

Beautiful people Beautiful Faces Mashaa Allah in and out mashaALLAH,
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There is no ‪#‎racism‬ in islam,everyone is ‪#‎equal‬ only ignorent people have a negative mind negative attitute
But this is for islam No recism and Islam is Very beautiful
May Allah make them Happy Muslim couples May Allah reward them those brothers and sisters in all greatness. Aameen !!!!

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Daees (volunteers inviting others to islam at Sweden), (below pic.)

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This brother is one of the Dawah Activists (and a great scholar) Jamal D Omar Jamal Omar he is from USA and her Wife is from Somalia. this is what we call love for the sake of Allah swt.

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This brother’s name is Chris Flaherty (عبدالله) and his picture with his life partner.


and so on.. examples, if anyone more interested I would provide.

finaly below is the comment of a reverted sisters regarding her relatives and their relationship:

Su Hakim There are many reverts in my family. One of my aunties married a punjabi who revert to islam. My younger brother married a chinese christian who revert to islam. Another aunty also married an indian guy who revert to islam. And we all get along just fine with all the extended families.
and what Malcolm X says,



On Wednesday, a 21-year-old white man gunned down six black women and three black men in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Charleston, South Carolina. What do you call this act? Murder? An act of desperation? A mental illness that prevails? I have read it all in the past few days. The only word that the media avoid to use in order to describe what happened is the same word that is now massively repeated on Facebook and Twitter: Terrorism.

It’s the same old story. A Muslim kills and he’s labeled a terrorist, a white man does the same thing and somehow the T-word vanished from the dictionaries of global media companies and is nowhere to be found. And so the idea that terrorism can only be linked with Muslims lives on. This media discourse is based on nothing, no statistics or research. It’s simply the reflection of the ideology that Islam is deemed to cause victims and terrorize society. A non-Muslim killing 9 black churchgoers can therefore not be called terrorism. Thank God there are reporters who see it differently.

‘By any reasonable standard, this is terrorism, which is generally defined as an act of violence against civilians by individuals or organizations for political purposes. But do the thought experiment: If this attack on the church in Charleston had been conducted by a Muslim man shouting “Allahu akbar,” what is already a big news story would have become even bigger, as it would appear to fit so well into the political and media narrative that Muslim militants are the major terrorist problem in the United States,’ CNN’s Peter Berger stated.

If you are really Honest to YourSelf, seeking the Truth – Come back to Islam before its Too late

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Benefits of fasting – Imam al-Ghazali

Imam al-Ghazali on the Benefits of Fasting | ‪#‎SpiritualPsychologist‬

What is the benefit of fasting? Imam al-Ghazali provides 10 benefits of fasting. This is an important Ramadan reminder.

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Here’s Proof that Muslim Girls Write the Most Epic Yearbook Quotes

The best way to finish up your final year in high school is by writing an epic yearbook quote. It’s how you will be remembered, and with a little help from social media, how you can impress many people online. And these Muslim girls know exactly how to do that.

A lot of Muslim girls who live in Western countries face the same challenges every day: they are confronted with a society that doesn’t always understand their choices when it comes to practising their religion. With their yearbook quotes, they respond in a witty way and show the world how sassy they can be.

1. Rohafa


We believe her.

2. Maliha


3. Sarah


4. Manar


5. Rafika


6. Fatima


7. Rayhan


Nailed it.

So, can you top these epic quotes?

Islam Is Easy – Don’t Make It Difficult


I remember a conversation I recently had with my neighbor and friend who happens to be a non-Muslim.

I had just returned from an Islamic conference, but when I mentioned that to her, she looked at me with worry and asked:

“No one advocates extremism at these sorts of things, do they?”

I almost laughed, but realizing the seriousness of the situation, I reassured her that no, advocating extremism was definitely not on the agenda.

I was struck by the unfortunate irony that extremism is often associated with Islam when in fact, moderation is supposed to be one of the most fundamental aspects of the Muslim’s creed. The Quran clearly states:

{Thus We made you a “wasat” (moderate) nation, that you might be witnesses for all of humanity, and the messenger a witness over yourselves.} (2:143)

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Islam and Science: Jabir Ibn Hayyan, the father of Modern Chemistry


Chemistry is a natural science which studies the structure of matter, chemical changes occurring under certain circumstances and the regularities that can be drawn from that.

Muslim scientists have deepened their knowledge in this domain as well. However, rather than learning about their fundamental contributions from scientific databases, their ideas are only to be found in fictional novels. This is due to many people’s incorrect image of the Arabs’ way of doing chemical research.

Chemistry versus Alchemistry

The term ‘alchemistry’ is generally used when talking about the kind of chemistry that was allegedly not yet practiced like we do today.

The ‘Ordinall of Chemistry’ states that chemistry as a science dates back from around the 17th and 18th centuries. Compared to today’s standards, chemistry would not be practiced in a scientific way before then. This means that the chemists of that time did not particularly look for a critical explanation of chemical symptoms. The pre-17th century science was thus called ‘alchemistry’.

Several scientists countered this worldwide opinion. Some facts show that the Muslim scientists did not only contribute to the so-called alchemy. Eric John Holmyard, a famous historian, chemist and Arabist, ascertained that the preposterous claims of scientists like Berthelot (a French chemist) were incorrect.

In ‘Makers of Chemistry’ he elaborates on the evolution of chemistry from the very beginning until modern times. In this work he states that Islamic chemistry is in fact a base for modern chemistry. He talks about several Muslim scientists, including the most acknowledged chemist: Jabir Ibn Hayyan (Geber).

Abu Musa Jabir Ibn Hayyan

Jabir, born around 721 and died around 815 in the village Tus (in today’s Iran), grew up in a family where chemistry was not unknown, as his father was a pharmacist. That would most likely be the cause of his interest in chemistry.

Jabir’s father was later executed due to that time’s political struggles, which forced him to flee to the city of Kufa. This city was then ruled by the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid.

Jabir was able to practice science at the highest level thanks to his connection with the Barmakids (influential Persian families that counselled the first Abbasid caliphs).

Jabir’s focus on experiments

Jabir Ibn Hayyan is without any doubt one of the greatest Muslim scientists. Holmyard legitimately names him ‘The Father of Chemistry’. According to Holmyard, one of the fundamental aspects Jabir brought forward was the development of the practical side of chemistry: performing experiments. Experimenting separates science as practiced by Muslims from the Ancient Greek tradition of speculation. Jabir emphasised the importance of experimenting as follows: ‘The most essential in chemistry is that you should perform practical work and conduct experiments, for he who performs not practical work nor makes experiments will never attain the least degree of mastery.’

Material contributions of Jabir

Jabir’s attention to precision led him to create scales that could weigh with an accuracy of 1/6 of a gram. To him, experimenting with matter meant that he could mix, heat, cool, grind, bake and stir various substances. The traditional image of an ‘alchemistic’ workplace looked a lot like what we would call a chemistry laboratory today.

In order to perform his experiments accurately, he designed different kinds of new vessels like the retort. His experiments with various chemical processes allowed him to trigger reactions like reduction (a reaction that involves the gaining of electrons), calcination (oxidation through heating, e.g. the burning of chalk) and perhaps the most important: distillation.

Using his homemade alembic he created a simple way to distill. An alembic is a simple construction of two bottles connected by a tube. One of the bottles is heated and causes the fluid inside to condensate and drip down through the tube. The alembic was later used to refine mineral oil into kerosene that could be used as lamp oil.

Chemical developments by Jabir

Ten centuries before John Dalton (a British physicist and chemist who became known through his atom theory and molecule theory), Jabir created the image of chemical bonds as a link between elements, in fact small particles invisible to the naked eye. All without losing grasp of their original characteristics.

Jabir also identified many new substances. It is often said he discovered strong acids such as sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid and nitric acid. These discoveries are proven to be of great significance to modern chemistry, becoming even essential to the chemical industry.

Last but not least: Jabir also laid the groundwork for what is known today as Mendeleev’s periodic table of elements. He tried to create a table to classify the chemical elements, just like Mendeleev. This was based on the Ancient Greek idea of classifying the elements further into groups of metals, non-metals and substances that can be distilled. In that way his table somehow resembled the modern periodic table of elements, in which non-metals and gases can be distinguished.

5 ways Yoga is a basic practice for Muslims

alat, or prayer, should be performed very consciously and deliberately, both physically and spiritually. There is a lot of discussion on the spiritual significance of Salat. The physical significance, however, is often overlooked.

Once during Sujood (prostration), I couldn’t help but become distracted and wondered, ‘Wait, this is just like a Yoga pose…’ I was never committed to yoga, but I was familiar with its benefits and always said I’d do it more often. Without a doubt, my favorite position was Balasana, or the child’s pose. It’s almost identical to Sujood. I started drawing parallels between yoga and other positions of Salat. To my surprise, all of them were covered in beginner level yoga!

Here you’ll find Salat positions along with their most similar yoga positions and their health benefits:


During Qiyam and Namaste, there is an even distribution to both feet. This will ease the nervous system and balance the body. The body is charged with positive energy. This position straightens the back and improves posture. In this position, a verse of the Quran is recited: ‘And guide us to the straight path.’ Some have interpreted this to mean the alignment of our Chakras. While reciting more verses from the Quran, the sound vibrations of the long vowels ā, ī, and ū stimulate the heart, thyroid, pineal gland, pituitary, adrenal glands, and lungs, purifying and uplifting them all.


Ruk’u and Ardha Uttanasana fully stretch the muscles of the lower back, front torso, thighs, and calves. Blood is pumped into the upper torso. This position tones muscles of the stomach, abdomen, and kidneys.


Julus and Vajrasana aid the detoxification of the liver and stimulate peristaltic action of the large intestine. This position assists digestion by forcing the contents of the stomach downward. It helps in curing varicose veins and joint pains, increases flexibility, and strengthens the pelvic muscles.


Sujud is the most important position in prayer. This position stimulates the brain’s frontal cortex. It leaves the heart in a higher position than the brain, which increases flow of blood into upper regions of the body, especially the head and lungs. This allows mental toxins to be cleansed. This position allows stomach muscles to develop and prevents growth of flabbiness in the midsection. It maintains proper position of fetus in pregnant women, reduces high blood pressure, increases elasticity of joints and alleviates stress, anxiety, dizziness and fatigue.


Many people perform Yoga with soothing instructions to help them meditate. In a soft voice, a man or woman would describe how to breathe, what to imagine, and what to feel. Recitation of the Quran serves similarly as guidance to the individual. However, it serves not only to guide you during Salat but also to guide your life. Many describe meditation as a source of enlightenment as it leaves them at peace and eases their daily activities. Salat serves this exact purpose. Guidance and peace are core values in Islam to the point that prayer is needed five times a day! It is so significant that a sect of Islam, Sufism, was created to make meditation their main focus.

These are just some benefits associated with Salat. Benefits of reciting Quran, along with other features of prayer, delve into aspects of psychology, sociology, neuroscience and much, much more.

As of now, it’s safe to say that Muslims have been doing Yoga for more than 1,400 years! So, the next time someone asks you if you do yoga say: ‘YES, YES, YES!’

Sources: KhawatirTV, Episode 10; The Book of Sufi Healing by Shaykh Hakim Moinuddin Chishti; Living Presence: A Sufi Way to Mindfulness & the Essential Self by Kabir Edmund Helminski

You alone we worship!


You alone we worship!

The Arabic word ‘ibadah translates as ‘worship’ in English, and according to the Oxford Dictionary worship is ‘the practice of showing respect for God’. The meaning of ‘ibadah in Islam is also similar to this that an individual demonstrates his humbleness and humility before an entity whom he considers to be a deity (ma’bud). In view of this, for example, when a person performing prayer (salat) stands upright with his hands down at his sides after bowing (ruku’), then this is also worship, since the entity for whom he is standing is his true deity and God. On the contrary, if a son stands before his father even with his hands folded together, then this is still not worship, rather it is respect and reverence, since no Muslim son considers his father to be divine.

Furthermore, the Qur’an states that the angels prostrated to Prophet Adam [as], and the brothers of Prophet Yusuf (Joseph [as]) prostrated to him. In spite of this, the angels did not become polytheists and nor did the brothers of Prophet Yusuf [as], since they did not consider the objects of their prostration as deities or divine beings, rather only respect was intended. Islam has commanded both worship and respect. Worship is for Allah, and respect is for the righteous servants of Allah. Therefore, not differentiating between worship and respect, and simply accusing a person showing respect of performing worship, thereby labelling him a mushrik (polytheist), is against the character of the Qur’an.

Only Allah alone is worthy of worship. An individual who worships some other creation (Prophet, Friend of Allah, sun, fire, stone, etc.) is clearly affected by some beauty or quality within the object of his worship. Such splendour or excellence, however, is not intrinsic, rather it is bestowed and granted by Allah. Had Allah not placed such a quality within the object, no individual would have been moved by it nor affected. Hence worthy of worship is not the possessor of such excellence, rather it is the Creator of such excellence, who has adorned the universe with splendour and perfection.

In relation to worship, the statement of Rabi’ah al-‘Adawiyyah deserves attention when she said: “I swear by You, O Allah! I do not worship You due to the desire for Paradise or due to the fear of Hell, rather I worship You because You are truly worthy of worship.”

If the houri of Paradise is in the heart dwelling;
What worship is this? This is mere bargaining!

[Adapted from ‘Tafsir Imdad-ul-Karam’ by Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada]

Learn to read the Quran before Ramadan


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Halal And Haram Money – Deen Check

15 Years old kid has been baned at France twice for wearing long skirt


They told us that forbidding ‪#‎girls‬ from education is in Afghanistan only!!!

Social Anger goes on about Sarah; the 15 years old girl that been banned from her class ‪#‎France‬ twice for wearing a long skirt.
‪#‎JePorteMaJupeCommeJeVeux‬=“I wear my skirt as I please”.


kinds of love

❝There are four kinds of love, which we must differentiate between, and those who go astray do so because they do not make this distinction.

The first of them is love of Allah, but this alone is not sufficient to save a person from the punishment of Allah and to earn him His reward. The Mushrikeen (idolaters), worshippers of the cross, Jews and others all love Allah.

The second is love of that which Allah loves. This is what brings a person into Islam and out of disbelief. The most beloved of people to Allah is the one who is most correct and most devoted in this kind of love.

The third kind is love for the sake of Allah, which is one of the essentials of loving that which Allah loves. A person’s love of that which Allah loves cannot be complete until he also loves for the sake of Allah.

The fourth is love for something alongside Allah, and this love has to do with shirk (paganism). Everyone who loves things alongside Allah but not for the sake of Allah has taken that thing as a rival to Allah. This is the love of the Mushrikeen (pagan).

There remains a fifth kind of love which has nothing to do with our topic; this is the natural love which is a person’s inclination towards that which suits his nature, such as the love of a thirsty person for water or of a hungry person for food, or the love of sleep, or of one’s wife and children. There is nothing wrong with this unless it distracts a person from remembering Allah and keeps him from loving Him. Allah says, “O you who believe! Let not your properties or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah” [63:9] & “Men whom neither trade nor sale (business) diverts from the remembrance of Allah” [24:37]❞

— Ibn al-Qayyim (d. 751h) [Al-Jawaab al-Kaafi, 1/134]

How to give Da’wah to Non-Muslim Parents? | Dr Zakir Naik

How to give Da’wah to Non-Muslim Parents? | Dr Zakir Naik

Islam and Ego

Family Fun Day to Fight Hunger

11078039_10153324300562323_6811186687172722203_nSpring is here and it’s time again for our Annual Family Fun Day!

But this year we’re doing things differently – we’re not only coming together as a community to embrace our ties of family and friendship, but we’re also fighting hunger in our community.

Join us at Huset Park or FREE Food and BBQ. There will also be games, bouncy castles, children’s activities and much more! Please see the flier below for details.

At the event, we’ll also be collecting food as part of our food drive to help those in need in our community. Please bring a non-perishable item to donate inshaAllah.

Family, Friends, Food and You – Have Fun while also making a difference!

(And remember you don’t have to wait until the Fun Day to share the blessings. Our Food Drive is ongoing now and we have food bins at various locations. You can also donate funds online at our website

Kid’s Story Night: Meet Buzz! (Event for kids)

VRIC is happy to host the author of the children’s book, I Love to Be Me, Efdal Elferri, for a special Story Night for kids.

Children age 3 – 10 will enjoy the interactive story time, workshop, and book signing.

Date: Friday, May 1 at 6PM
Cost: FREE
Parking: Additional parking will be available in the overflow lot next to Walgreens.

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Read it very carefully dear brother/sister with an open heart and don’t make the biggest mistake of your life

I will tell you something that most people do not know about the situation in Syria.

90% of the brothers and sisters who have travelled to ISIS from Europe and America deeply regret their decision. They have travelled with pure hearts and pure intentions, but have seen the unfortunate reality for themselves.

Those who request to leave are not allowed. If they are caught leaving, they are executed and their wives are married off against their will. In sharia this is rape. If they manage to leave, they still face life in prison in the UK. Because of this dilemma, they suppress their thoughts and keep quiet. This is why you have never heard of this reality.

The middle management are “ex” baathists from Saddam Hussein’s regime. The state operates in a gang system; you prove your loyalty by committing certain acts, and you are promoted, regardless of religiosity. The low ranking people are those who have travelled from the West, after being persuaded on twitter, and are now stuck.

If you express your desire to leave, you are monitored. And if you are caught leaving, you are imprisoned, questioning (read: tortured), and then killed. These are not stories, these are first hand accounts of people who travelled half way across the world for Jihad. What does that tell you? Even people who are willing to risk their lives for the cause, after seeing the reality, are desperate to leave. What kind of state kills their own members for wanting to leave?

The only reason I am writing this is for the brothers and sisters, who due to their lack of knowledge of the situation, have intention to leave, thinking there is an Islamic safe haven. I am saying this with all my heart: people went before you with your intention, and are now really stuck. Please dont make the same mistake. The most oppressed people there are their own members.

The women are treated especially bad; they have no rights. I’m not talking about random women, I’m talking about the wives of the fighters themselves. They are treated very badly by the guards at checkpoints even though their husbands are fighting.

Please send this to people you know on twitter/kik/ and any other social media where young brothers and sisters are being duped. Their love for Islam and their lack of sharia blinds them from the reality. Young people actually think that they will travel and will be received by religious Muslims.

All the religious westerners in Syria are stuck and cannot get out. If they speak out they face death, and if they escape they face prison in the West. Please warn your brothers and especially sisters

Almaghrib Ireland are pleased to announce its next seminar

19428_828115733930364_4206416509342322804_nAlmaghrib Ireland are pleased to announce its next seminar, Beautiful Patience: Tafsir Surah Yusuf, taught by Sh Reda Bedeir. From 5 to 7th June at the Hilton Hotel Charlemont.

With only 7 weeks to go be sure register now at

The Appropriate Age for Marriage & Age Excuses!!

Q: What is the appropriate age for a woman and man to get married; as some girls do not consent to marriage from those older than them in age. And likewise some men do not marry those older than them in age, we hope that you will answer this question, may Allaah reward you with good.

A: I advise the young girls not to refuse a man because of him being older, for example if he was older than her by ten years or twenty years or thirty years – this is not a valid excuse.

The Prophet sallAllaahu `alaihi wa sallam married Aaishah and he was fifty-three years old, and she was nine years old; so being older does not harm.

So there is no problem if the woman were to be older and similarly there is no problem if the husband was older, as the Prophet sallAllaahu `alaihi wa sallam married Khadeejah radiyallAllaahu anhaa and she was forty while he was twenty five, before he received revelation. Meaning she was older than him by fifteen years, may Allaah be pleased with her.

Then he married Aaishah radiyallaahu `anhaa while she was young; six or seven years, and entered upon her (consummated the marriage) when she was nine years old and he was fifty-three years old.

Many of those who speak on radio-stations or television are averse to the idea of there being a difference between the ages of a husband and wife – all of this is wrong; this speech is not permissible for them.

What is obligatory is that the woman looks at the prospected husband, so if he is righteous and suitable then it is befitting that she consents even if he is older than her in age.

Likewise the man, it is befitting that he concerns himself with a righteous, religious woman even if she is older than him – as long as she is young and fertile.

In all, age should not be used as an excuse and should not be a fault, as long as the man is righteous and the woman is righteous.

May Allaah rectify all our affairs.

[‘Fataawaa al-Mar.ah’, Verdicts Relating to Women, pg. 54, Shaykh Ibn Baz]


upcoming Celebrate Mercy class in @ New Jersey

11052405_10152689930517167_1399436493815025258_nAlhamdulillah, we just confirmed that Shaykh Yahya Rhodus will also be joining as a guest teacher at this weekend’s “Portrait of a Prophet” class (see his biography below). To learn more about the weekend course, see videos about it, and register, visit this link: We’ll be updating the official program and flyer shortly to reflect this honored new guest.

Pornography Addiction (Zeyad Ramadan)

Alhumdulillah, I am excited to share a video with you today!

This is a talk I gave at the Rad Talks Conference about pornography addiction and what my program Purify Your Gaze is doing to help Muslim sex addicts break free.


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