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Is it permissible to keep birds in cages?

Praise be to Allaah.
It is permissible to keep pretty birds and the like in cages, especially if that is to enjoy looking at them or listening to their voices, subject to the condition that you give them food and drink.

It is proven in al-Saheehayn (al-Bukhaari, 5778; Muslim, 2150) that the brother of Anas ibn Maalik through his mother was called Abu ‘Umayr and he had a bird whose name was al-nughayr. The bird died and the child grieved for it, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) tried to cheer him up by saying, “O Abu ‘Umayr, what happened to al-nughayr?”

The nughayr is a small bird like a sparrow, or it was said that it is a nightingale.

This hadeeth is taken as evidence that it is permissible to keep birds, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not denounce Abu ‘Umayr for doing so.

See Fath al-Baari, 10/548

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked:

What is the ruling on one who collects birds and keeps them in a cage in order for his children to enjoy looking at them?

He replied:

There is nothing wrong with that, so long as he gives them what they need of food and drink, because the basic principle concerning this matter is that is it permitted, and there is no evidence to the contrary as far as we know. And Allaah is the Source of strength.

Fataawa ‘Ulama’ al-Balad al-Haraam, p. 1793.

The scholars of the Standing Committee said:

Selling pretty birds – such as parrots, other colourful birds and nightingales – for the sake of their voices is permissible, because looking at them and listening to their voices is something that is permissible. There is no text in Islam to say that it is haraam to sell them or keep them. Rather there are texts which may be taken to mean that it is permissible to keep them so long as one gives them food and drink and does whatever they need. For example, al-Bukhaari narrated that Anas said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was the best of people in attitude, and I had a brother called Abu ‘Umayr. I think he was already weaned, and when he (the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)) came he would say, “O Abu ‘Umayr, what happened to al-nughayr?” – a nightingale with which he used to play… The nightingale is a kind of bird. Al-Haafiz ibn Hajar said in his commentary Fath al-Baari, among his list of the things that we learn from this hadeeth: … It is permissible for young children to play with birds, and it is permissible for parents to allow their children to play with things with which it is permissible to play, and it is permissible to spend money on permissible things which will amuse young children, and it is permissible to keep birds in cages and the like, and to clip the birds of wings – because one of the two must have applied in the case of Abu ‘Umayr’s bird, and whichever was the case, the ruling also applies to the other. Similarly it was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “A woman entered the Fire because of a cat which she kept and did not give it food or water, nor did she set it free to eat of the vermin of the earth.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari in al-Saheeh. If this is permissible in the case of cats, then it is also permissible in the case of birds and the like.

Some of the scholars are of the view that it is makrooh to keep them, and some disallowed that and said: Because man has no need to listen to their voices or enjoy looking at them. Rather this is a kind of extravagance and luxury, and it is also foolishness because he is enjoying the voice of a bird who is longing to fly free, as it says in al-Furoo’ wa Tasheehuhu, 4/9; and al-Insaaf, 4/275.

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez Aal al-Shaykh, Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd.

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 13/38-40

And Allaah knows best.

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A Calm Dialogue between Sunnah and Shia

A Calm Dialogue between Sunnah and Shia
by : Abdur-Rahman Demashqeyyah

In this book, Dr. Abdur-Rahman Dimashqeyyah shows and discusses the wrong believes in Shii doctrine. He said in his introduction, “… My intention is simply to make clear to every Shia what the books of their religious leaders contain. These are things that many people still do not realize. My intention is to maintain an objective position, far from bigotry and blind allegiance to traditions. My only reaso…n for writing it is to earn the pleasure of Allah and to clarify the truth to all who are interested to hear it. We should all free ourselves from prejudice and wild ideas, and avoid making inflammatory and insulting charges that fuel the emotions, block the path to truth, and widen the chasm between us. These things do nothing but dissipate the spirit of peace and harmony.”

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From a dark life to the Light (Must Read)

(From being a Drug dealer, Drug Addict, abusive and a Gang Head to a good Muslim)

Asalum Alukum brother and sisters.

I am Samuel Omar Wong I recently accepted Islam during this past Ramadan. I’m originally from Puerto Rico I’m Hispanic. It’s been a great blessing know Allah has been great to me. I come from a Christian background I just to be a Pastor from a Pentecostal church. I’m going to tell my story its a little bit long but inshallah I hope that everyone will read it and don’t make the mistakes I made in life.

I was born in Pennsylvania in United States. At the age of 3 months my family moved to Puerto Rico. I don’t remember very much stuff but I remember all the bad stuff I was doing.

I started to be a very bad boy at the age of 4 years I was stealing things from my parents and doing sexual things with my body. I just to see pornagraphy at a very young time of my life. I just to enjoy watching and thinking about doing those things to other female.

I remember how I just to go to girls and ask them to do those things with me I was very young and my family could not control me. I was out of control I remember I had my first drink of alcohol at the age of 5 I just to hide from my parents and drink in the living room. My grandparents just to take me to church and I just to hide in the rooms they have for bible studies and I just to take my friends so we could experience things with our bodies remember I was only 5 years of age.

I remember my parents were having a lot of problems in there marriage my father was drinking a lot of alcohol and he was abusing my mother emotionally and physical. My mom diced to moved out the house to Milwaukee Wisconsin I was 8 years at that time.

I was still doing all the sexual stuff to my self but I was feeling like something was missing I felt lonely depressed I did not care for no one not even to my self. After 1 year living in Milwaukee Wisconsin my parents got back together and we moved back to Puerto Rico that’s was the biggest mistake my mother made. I was very angry living Milwaukee Wisconsin so I diceded to be a very bad person i told my self I’m going to get payback at my parents. As soon has I got to Puerto Rico I started stealing money from my father to buy things I really did need. I was stealing big quantities of money.

I did that for a while. Also I was going to the Christian church my grandparents just to go and also I was stealing the money that was giving at the service.

By that time I was 9 to 11 years old and I did not stop my mother just to hit me but I didn’t care. I was turning 12 years old and started to go to middle school I was very rebel I started using marijuana and smoking cigarettes and having intercourse with females. I was getting into fights stealing I was addicted to marijuana I was with people that sell drugs and kill people I wanted to be like them I did not care if I die or go to prison for the rest of my life. I wanted to be a gangster.

I wanted to be know as a violent person someone with power I wanted people to fear me I just to think I was better than Allah that I was God. I was using a lot of marijuana I was stealing money from my family I was a disaster and I was only 12 years old. Because of my addiction and problems my parents started having a lot of problems again and my mom decided to moved back to Milwaukee Wisconsin I did not want to go she force me to go I wanted to stay I had plans I wanted to do.

I got to Wisconsin at the age of 14 I was very rebellious and angry as soon I got to Wisconsin I started looking for the bad peoples I wanted to accomplish what I had in mind so I did I found some people that were gangsters so I started being around them. As weeks past I started to get more close to them until they ask me if I wanted to be part of the gang and I said yes.

I became a Latin King I was a member of one of the most dangerous gangs in the north part of United States I was very excited in my mind was I finally going to do what I always wanted.

So I did I started tattooing my body stealing robbing older person using drugs having sex I had money power people fear me. I remember I was in high school and there was this girl I really like I was a total disaster and I came to this girl and became friend with her she was a Christian girl and she invited me to her church so I went I was 15 years old at that time I just went because I wanted her that day I accepted Jesus Christ but I only did it so I could be around her but something on me said that’s this was not right.

So I stop going and keep doing was I was doing. Sometime pass and I decided to leave my parents and I left the house and I was on the streets gang banging doing really bad stuff. One day a Christian family accepted me on there house and started showing me Christianity and I decided to change my life and I did.

I started going to church and I was changing my life suddenly the pastor from that church came to me and ask me to be the pastor of all the young. It was a hard decision but I said yes. So I did my life was getting better but after sometime the church was going bankrupt members were not coming to church so they decided to close the church and move to a different state. So I was feeling bad I need to do something in my mind I need Jesus Christ so I went to the first church I found and started attending a church call The light Of The World this church believes in Jesus Christ and there follower is a Apostle they worship this person like he was God they said he’s the only one who could take you to God if you don’t accept the apostle you will burn in hell.

I was young I was 17 years old desperate. So I decided to follow then that’s went everything started going down the hill.

I meet this girl from that church and marry her at the beginning everything was good until I started doing wrong things again. I started drinking cheating partying. I did care for her but she was to attached to that church I couldn’t take it anymore I know it wasn’t right about that church I knew inside of me that the only one who deserves worship is God. So I walk away and left everything behind. I had 2 beautiful daughter with her.

I meet this other girl she was young and beautiful and party person like me so we started dating that’s went I started using very hard drugs.

I got addicted to cocaine and crack I was smoking and snoring a lot I was drinking taking extasis I was worst that before I was sleeping with prostitution I was turning very violent of the drugs I was using I was hitting my girlfriend I was coming back to the way I was before.

I became very Inresponsible I did not care I just wanted drugs party alcohol and girls. On day I came home from partying went I got home my girlfriend at the time left me she took my son and all of her stuff and left me she had a reason for leaving me I was very bad I remember that day I wanted to kill my self and I almost did something inside me told me not to do it that I was better than that I was being a coward I could not end my life just like that that God has something plan for me.

I said to myself I need to leave I need to start all over again. So I did the next day I pack all my stuff and left Wisconsin and drove all the way to Texas.

I had family in Texas I could start all over so I did. I got to Texas with a different way of thinking I told myself I was going to work change my life finishing school and become a better person.

I remember I got to Texas on June 25 2009 my family welcome me and told me all the opportunities I have to succeed I was exited ready but there were still something inside me that was missing.

So I started working thinking on the future and the thing I want to accomplish but here we go again I started knowing people and started partying and drinking and all the things I wanted to do got forgotten and my life took another fall down. I was the one with the problems I was the one that did not wanted to change but I did want to listen all I wanted once again is to have fun.

I was 25 years old with nothing accomplish in life just failure and failure one after another. I continued that life for a long time drugs alcohol partying. I meet my wife now and my relationship with her was full of lies I did not what her to know my life because I did not have a place to stay I had nothing left.

She open her heart to me and we started to be together we got married on December on 2012. She was by my side at all times supporting me but I did not see that all I saw was doing all the things i always do. She got pregnant of my daughter and I was very happy but I started cheating on her with another women that I meet. My wife found out and we got in a big argument and I accidentally hit her and she call the police and I got arrested and send to jail.

I was in jail for 30 days. I was in jail before but it was only for hours or couple day this time it was a whole month. It felt like I was there forever my days were long all I was thinking was in revenge.

I finally got off jail and I went to my family’s house. There my family talk to me but I did not listen. My now wife give me a chance to get back together and start all over but inside me all I wanted was revenge.

I did not saw my daughter being born. So we moved back together I started working to support my family and to look for a way to get revenge on her so I did I work hard and then I started having financial issues and problems in my marriage I wasn’t drinking or using drugs I was trying hard not to do it my wife and me lost everything we did not have anything so I decided to steal I started stealing and getting money I started buying stuff for the house for the family and I got caught I was send to jail but got out the same day. All the stuff I bought once again I lost it I was leaving in a hotel with my family we did not have no place to stay.

I was working in a restaurant making little money enough to buy food and pay the hotel. Then I found a better job and we got out the hotel to a apartment and we did not have nothing we lost everything all we had was our clothes.

It was very hard for me to pay all until this day is being hard. So if you remember I had a case open for the money I stole I was in probation and I had to make payments every month but I couldn’t pay it because off all the bills I had.

So I got arrested and send to prison I spend 6 months in prison.

It was very hard for me so hard I wanted to kill my self.

But God had something stored for me. Went I got there all I was thinking was my family and how hard was going to be for my daughter and wife.

I got there and meet some people inside prison that help me and show me how to survive.

I always was that person that tough I was tuff but there I felt nothing all the gangster I thought I was nothing inside there. I meet a young men he was a good person that just made a mistake he was a Muslim. I just to see him pray 5 times a day and I always admire him. I always thought Muslim was bad peoples who kill innocent person who don’t care for other life’s but I was wrong he was different than other.

He was there for a mistake but he was always happy trusting God that everything was going to be fine.

We became good friends and he spoke a little about Islam to me.

People just to judge him inside prison but he didn’t care he’s devotion was to God and only God.

Like I said before I thought all Muslim were bad person but I was wrong. I got out one year ago and that time God was working on me. I never forget my friend praying. Inside me for a long time I knew that all the prayers had to be to God that it wasn’t right to ask other characters of the Bible for salvation or other things. One year past and I was working on a restaurant and the owner is Muslim and I ask him were I could got to learn about Islam and he told me where to go.

So I did I took Shahada during this past Ramadan and is the best decision I could had made my life is changing my way of thinking my marriage change my love to other has change my way of looking at life has changed.

Now I want to go to school I want to become a Imam Mashallah I want to take Islam everywhere I want to speak of Islam to everyone my life is changing Inshallah I haven’t been so happy and peaceful in my entire life.

I will like to everyone to hear my story and I want to share with everyone so they don’t make the same mistake I made in life.

Please keep me in your prayers I really need them I’m still struggling on some issues of my past but there is nothing impossible for Allah.

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80 Books on Sunni Creed according to the Hanafi Madhhab

80 Books on Sunni Creed according to the Hanafi Madhhab

The following is a list of 80 works written by some well known scholars linked mainly to the Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence.

The list starts off with works ascribed to the great Imam Abu Hanifa himself and ends off with some titles from the last Islamic century.

For more reading:

http://www.darultahqiq.com/80-books-on-sunni-creed-according-to-the-hanafi-madhhab/

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70 Major sins In Islam

MAJOR SINS IN ISLAM (English) —– —– —– —– —– —–

01. Associating anything with ALLAH 02. Murder

03. Practicing magic

04. Not Praying

05. Not paying Zakat

06. Not fasting on a Day of Ramadan without excuse

07. Not performing Hajj, while being able to do so

08. Disrespect to parents

09. Abandoning relatives

10. Fornication and Adultery

11. Homosexuality (sodomy)

12. Interest (Riba)

13. Wrongfully consuming the property of an orphan

14. Lying about Allah and His Messenger(pbuh)

15. Running away from the battlefield 16. A leader deceiving his people and being unjust to them

17. Pride and arrogance

18. Bearing false witness

19. Drinking Khamr ( wine )

20. Gambling

21. Slandering chaste women

22. Stealing from the spoils of war

23. Stealing

24. Highway Robbery

25. Taking false oath

26. Oppression

27. Illegal gain

28. Consuming wealth acquired unlawfully

29. Committing suicide

30. Frequent lying

31. Judging unjustly

32. Giving and Accepting bribes

33. Woman imitating man and man imitating woman

34. Being cuckold

35. Marrying a divorced woman in order to make her lawful for the husband

36. Not protecting oneself from urine 37. Showing-off

38. Learning knowledge of the religion for the sake of this world and concealing that knowledge

39. Betrayal of trust

40. Recounting favours

41. Denying Allah’s Decree

42. Listening to people’s private conversations / eavesdropping

43. Carrying tales

44. Cursing

45. Breaking contracts

46. Believing in fortune-tellers and astrologers

47. A woman’s bad conduct towards her husband

48. Making statues and pictures

49. Lamenting, wailing, tearing the clothing, and doing other things of this sort when an affliction befalls

50. Treating others unjustly

51. Overbearing conduct toward the wife, the servant, the weak, and animals

52. Offending one’s neighbor

53. Offending and abusing Muslims 54. Offending people and having an arrogant attitude toward them

55. Trailing one’s garment in pride

56. Men wearing silk and gold

57. A slave running away from his master

58. Slaughtering an animal which has been dedicated to anyone other than ALLAH

59. To knowingly ascribe one’s paternity to a father other than one’s own

60. Arguing and disputing violently 61. Withholding excess water

62. Giving short weight or measure 63. Feeling insecure from ALLAH’s Plan

64. Offending ALLAH’s righteous friends

65. Not praying in congregation but praying alone without an excuse 66. Persistently missing Friday Prayers without any excuse

67. Usurping the rights of the heir through bequests

68. Deceiving and plotting evil

69. Spying for the enemy of the Muslims

70. Cursing or insulting any of the Companions of ALLAH’s Messenger (S.A.W)(pbuh)

American sister’s story how she became muslim

Assalam alaikum warahmatullah I took my shahada November of 2015. It is the first time I really felt God in my life. At first, it was such a great unexplainable feeling. Fast forward almost two years, I’ve experienced two Ramadans, the first Masjid I visited was in 2016, and I’ve met many Muslims online and in person. It’s been a journey of ups and downs. But always remember that no matter how far you go astray, God will welcome you back with open arms. You just have to start walking towards him. I want to say we reverts are strong! We go through many struggles and we all have unique stories. Kudos to us. I love you all for the sake of God.💜💜💜💛💛💛

I do not help my wife :)

​I DO NOT HELP MY WIFE 🙂
A friend came to my house for coffee, we sat and talked about life. At some point in the conversation, I said, “I’m going to wash the dishes and I’ll be right back.”
He looked at me as if I had told him I was going to build a space rocket. Then he said to me with admiration but a little perplexed: “I’m glad you  help your wife, I do not help because when I do, my wife does not praise me. Last week I washed the floor and no thanks.”
I went back to sit with him and explained that I did not “help” my wife. Actually, my wife does not need help, she needs a partner. I am a partner at home and through that society are divided functions, but it is not a “help” to do household chores.
I do not help my wife clean the house because I live here too and I need to clean it too.
I do not help my wife to cook because I also want to eat and I need to cook too.
I do not help my wife wash the dishes after eating because I also use those dishes.
I do not help my wife with her children because they are also my children and my job is to be a father.
I do not help my wife to wash, spread or fold clothes, because the clothes are also mine and my children.
I am not a help at home, I am part of the house. And as for praising, I asked my friend when it was the last time after his wife finished cleaning the house, washing clothes, changing bed sheets, bathing her children, cooking, organizing, etc. You  said thank you
But a thank you of the type: Wow, sweetheart !!! You are fantastic!!!
Does that seem absurd to you? Are you looking strange? When you, once in a lifetime, cleaned the floor, you expected in the least, a prize of excellence with great glory … why? You never thought about that, my friend?
Maybe because for you, the macho culture has shown that everything is her job.
Perhaps you have been taught that all this must be done without having to move a finger? Then praise her as you wanted to be praised, in the same way, with the same intensity. Give her a hand, behave like a true companion, not as a guest who only comes to eat, sleep, bathe and satisfy needs … Feel at home. In his house.
The real change of our society begins in our homes, let us teach our sons and daughters the real sense of fellowship! ”

– rdvert Brother Tee Edwards

Health benefits of fasting 

Dear beloved, fasting is not just a worship …it is a treatment and healing for many diseases …it is a renewal method for our body cells and the activity of the entire body…as a result it is to renew our entire life and when we realize benefits offasting we really touch its sweetness, Allah Almighty says: (O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah-The Cow-verse 183 }.
The scientists confirm that the best cure for the accumulation of poisons in the body is the fasting because it helps in cleaning the cells from these poisons ,prophet Mohamed peace be upon him says :” fasting is a protection” {narrated by Muslim}. Indeed it is a protection from many diseases by increasing the activity of our cells.
Physicians assure that fasting activates our immune system …as the resistance of the body increases against all diseases. The immune system is a group of soldiers who guards the body from many viruses and harmful bacteria. Hence fasting is an effective weapon to help the body to defend itself. 
A medical fact: fasting is a main reason behind the long life!!!! Many non-Muslims had authored many books about the different benefits of fasting and they concluded that frequent fasting people lives longer than those who don’t fast!! Glory to Allah Almighty who prescribed the fasting for us as He Almighty says: (O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun){Sûrat Al-Baqarah-The Cow-verse 183 }.
– Many scientific studies confirm that the best food for fasting people is “dates” with water because it contains all needed vitamins, sugars and minerals, hence the prophet says in the prophetic hadith ”when you break your fasting eat dates and if you don’t have dates drink water”{narrated by Abu- Dawood}.

Recent studies confirm that the ideal time to stop the smoking habit is the holy month of Ramadan!! Because fasting cleans the cells from the poisons of the tobacco , so Ramadan helps smokers to give up smoking as long as they sincerely supplicates Allah Almighty to support them to do that …it is amazing to know that non- Muslims are using fasting to cure smokers from smoking, what about us as Muslims? 
Many scientific studies say that praying helps in the healing from many diseases such as back pains and joints pains. Also the submissiveness during praying has a strange power in curing many chronic diseases especially during fasting. Allah Almighty says: (And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know){Sûrat Al-Baqarah-The Cow-verse 184}. 
Recent scientists suggest fasting as a new method to treat obesity because the fasting helps in dissolving fats and organizing the hormones to get a perfect body, the medical fact says: fasting is the easiest way to treat obesity.
The scientists say that fasting increases the power ofour brain!! As fasting increases the ability for creation! And is considered to be the best way to activate the cells of the brain to reprogram it, increase its ability and the self-healing. Therefore Allah Almighty says: (And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah- The Cow-verse 184}.
A medical fact says that fasting reprograms our cells!!Many researchers had noticed many radical changes inside the systems of the body of the fasting people. It includes the physiological and psychological side. The frequent fasting breaks down the growth of tumor cells, and many scientists confirm that fasting for long times enhances the performance of the entire body which decreases the probability to be infected by cancer.
The scientists confirm that fasting helps in weight reducing, getting rid of the poisons, reduce pain and inflammation and increasing the concentration. Also, fasting is a kind of food saving and one of its greatest benefits is that the fasting people are satisfied because they feel that they played a main role to enhance their health, Allah Almighty summarized all of the previous in just a few words as He says: (And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah- The Cow-verse 184}. 
Recent physicians approved one of the most important scientific facts that fasting helps to cure back pains, neck pains and backbone pains. A new study confirmed that fasting is a successful treatment for joints pain if the patient is performing the fasting for a continuous month (holy month of Ramadan)!!Don’t we realize the greatness of fasting to taste the sweetness of the holy month of Ramadan? 
Many scientists confirm that fasting is an operation without a surgery! As fasting cures stones in the kidney and the gallbladder, malignant tumors and liver. Many researchers say that fasting succeeds in many impossible missions where surgery operations fail! Allah Almighty says: (And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah- The Cow-verse 184}.
A new scientific study confirms that healthy nutrition and the fasting activates the brain and protects from dementia as many scientists say: “the healthy nutrition and fasting from time to time stimulates the brain” and they confirm that eating dates and vegetables after fasting (breaking the fasting) reduces the possibility to be infected by dementia or brain attack. They assure that fasting plays a vital role in activating the brain cells to make it works more effectively. Allah Almighty says:(And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah- The Cow-verse 184}.
The scientists say that the fasting man preserves many of his energy because of the refraining from food and drink; it means that the effective energy of the fasting man is at the top during the holy month of Ramadan! At that holy month it is easy to memorize the Qur’an!! We don’t have to forget that the Qur’an was descended in Ramadan.
Fasting cures many chronic diseases in the digestive system such as colon spasms and digestive disorders because fasting activates and organizes the blood cells, the brain and the heart. Also fasting reduces weight and maintains the body from the poisons. Allah Almighty says: (And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah- The Cow-verse 184}.
Fasting is an effective method to protect us from the psychological disorders and there are many studies to confirm that the fasting helps in treating depression and to calm down hyperactive positions in the brain where usual and chemical drugs fails to treat these chronic psychological disorders. Don’t we get benefits of this great worship?
A medical fact says: ”fasting renews the blood cells” from the first moment of fasting cells start to renew itself especially the blood cells and the lazy cells starts to work effectively. The scientists say that fasting is a continuous maintenance and cleaning operation for the entire body as the body needs that kind of maintenance once a year! This is the holy month of Ramadan. Glory to Allah Almighty who orders us to perform this great worship.
The scientists say that fasting cures more than one hundred disease! Such as high blood pressure, diabetic, chronic asthma, respiratory diseases, heart diseases, Arteriosclerosis, many liver diseases and skin diseases such as allergy and the chronic eczema.
Many researchers say that fasting is a treatment for many diseases and it is an effective weapon against heart diseases , cancer ,and prevents form dementia and brain attack, here we realize why prophet Mohamed peace be upon him says in the prophetic hadith: “fasting is a protection” {narrated by Muslim}. 
Recent scientists had studied the healing effects of fasting and they concluded that fasting is the best method for treating the accumulated poisons in the cells! Fasting has many magnificent effects as it preserves our cells and is considered to be the most successful method to eliminate different diseases, viruses and bacteria. In fact there are many centers in some western countries that perform healing by fasting!! Despite the failure of modern medicine to treat some cases, fasting succeeded to treat these cases so Allah Almighty orders us to fast as He Almighty says: (And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah- The Cow-verse 184}. 
– One of the marvelous facts is that eating dates organize functions of the liver and helps to getting rid of poisons. When a person breaks the fasting by eating dates it considered to be the best natural medicine to maintain the liver from the accumulated poisons. Also the researchers confirm that eating dates continually prevents from liver diseases. Now we understand why the prophet peace be upon him used to break his fasting by dates and also he used to eat dates every morning!!! 
The scientists found that fasting doesn’t harm diabetics as long as they are under medical supervision but it helps them to be treated. They say the reason behind that is the good and stable psychological status of the fasting diabetics as they are surrounded by calm and peace where the disorders and anxiety are far away, and that helps in the effective organizing of the work of different organs such as functions of the pancreas, Allah Almighty says: (And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah- The Cow-verse 184}. 
Many scientific studies showed that fasting is a free way to renew and activate cells of the body as the fasting doubles the life of these cells! Hence the scientists confirm that there is a direct relation between fasting and the long life and good health. Fasting is the best way to clean the cells which delays aging.
Many chronic and high blood pressure patients are treated by chemical medicines with limited results. But fasting is

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Reward for pious believers

​The Prophet (salla Allaahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) said, ALLAH said:
“I have prepared for My pious worshipers such things as no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard of, and nobody has ever thought of. All that is reserved, besides which, all that you have seen, is nothing.”
[Saheeh Bukhari – Book 60, Hadith 303]

American sister Melissa’s journey to Islam 

​(From Darkness to the Light)
Assalamalaikum, My Name is Melissa….

I used to be a new apostolic christian.

I had a hectic life of drinking alot and having sex with different men.I have 3 children from 3 different men.I was married to the 1 but he never worked, drinking alcohol alot and abused me in front of my children.I have a very good friend who use to give me a lift to work and use to talk about Allah and Islam. Every morning I listened but I wasnt really that interested until the day that he spoke about Allah and there was tears in his eyes…I was so moved about this grown man of 40 yrs that talks about his religion sp passionately. I started getting more interested and in January 2016 I embraced Islam. I go every week to one-on-one classes with the Imam who is teaching me step by step from the history and all I need to know in our daily lives.

I have never regretted my decision and hope other non muslims will open their eyes as well in sha Allah Ameen.

Islam is the only true way of live.Alhamdullilah.
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Terrorism in islam 

​Whoever kills a person [innocent person]

it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind
(Qur’an, 5:32)

Smile is Sunnah

​Narrated Ibn Jaz (ra):

“I have not seen anyone who smiled more than the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ).”

 Jami` at-Tirmidhi

English reference  : Vol. 1, Book 46, Hadith 3641

Arabic reference  : Book 49, Hadith 4002

When a test comes to you

WHEN A TEST COMES TO YOU
1. Know that everything is by Qadr of Allah

 2. Remember that other people have bigger problems than you

 3. Remember the death of the Prophet (pbuh), the greatest calamity the Ummah faced

 4. Maybe through this trial, Allah has saved you from an even bigger trial.

 5. Through this trial Allah will remove some of your sins

 6. Through this trial Allah has opened up a huge world of ibadah like sabr, salah, repentance etc

 7. With this trial, Allah is putting you on the path of the Prophets. It is a confirmation that Allah loves you. The more Allah loves somebody, the more he tests them.”
Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury

Islamic Qoutes 

Kindness 

​Prophet Mohamed peace and blessings be upon him  , said: 

“A man saw a dog eating wet dust out of thirst, so, the man took his shoe and kept on pouring  water with it for the dog until he quenched the dog’s thirst. Allaah Thanked him and admitted him to Paradise.”

 “A woman was tortured and was put in Hell because of a cat which she had kept locked up until it died of hunger.”

Remembrance of Allah 

​That is the point. Allah is saying if your heart is messed up, change it. Until then He will not change the situation we are in.
#Quran [13:11] “Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.”
Basically when our heart is focused on the wrong things we are not in a position to see the opportunities Allah places before us. So if we change how we look at the world, our heart will change and then Allah’s support will be clear to us.

A revert sis opinion about marriage 

​Marriage is not what everyone thinks it is. It’s not waking up early every morning to make breakfast and eat together. Its not cuddling in bed together until both of you peacefully fall asleep. It’s not a clean home and a homemade meal every day. It’s someone who steals all the covers and knees you in the face because the bed is too small for both of you. It’s slammed doors and few harsh words, fights and the silent treatment, it’s wondering if you’ve made the right decision.

It is, despite all of those things, the one thing you look forward to every day.

It’s coming home to the same person everyday that you know loves and cares about you. It’s laughing about the one time you accidentally did something stupid.

It’s about eating the cheapest and easiest meal you can make and sitting down together at 10pm to eat because you both had a crazy day. It’s when you have an emotional breakdown and your love lays on the floor with you and holds you and tells you everything is going to be okay, and you believe them. It’s when “Netflix and chill” literally means you watch Netflix and hang out.

It’s about still loving someone even though they make you absolutely insane.

Living with the person you love is countless fights about absolutely nothing, but is also having a love that people spend their whole life looking for.

It’s not perfect and it’s hard, but it’s amazing and comforting and the best thing you’ll ever experience.

Go ahead and share a picture of the person you love and copy and paste this, make their day.
Via: (Revert American sis Kristine)

Celebrate Mercy

#CelebrateMercy -— Rabiʾ al awwal 1438: Loving the Prophet (ﷺ)

Lady ‘Ā’ishah related that a man came to the Prophet (ﷺ) saying: “O God’s Messenger, I love you more than myself, my wife and children. When I am at home and remember you, I cannot wait to come and gaze at you. Though when I remember my death and your death, I know that when you enter Paradise, you will be raised-up with the Prophets. But even if I enter Paradise, I am afraid I will never see you.” The Prophet (ﷺ) did not answer him until the following was sent down to him, “Whoever obeys Allāh and His Messenger, they are with those whom Allah has favoured, of the Prophets, the highest saints, the martyrs and the righteous. They are the best of company.” [4:69]

Subḥān’Allāh, the concern wasn’t if he would end up in heaven, but if he would be close to the Prophet (ﷺ) or not.

4 secrets of a muslim wife for a happy life

4 Secrets of a Muslim Wife for a Happy Life!
There are many articles and books written about importance of marriage in Islam, duties of a wife and husband and etc. I am sure most of you read those not once and I won’t be repeating the same ahadith in this post. 
1. I would like to share a very different hadith which is usually not quoted when talking about this subject.
After the Battle of Uhud, the Muslims returned to Madinah and were tasked with the unfortunate difficulty of having to tell those who stayed behind, namely the women and children, about the loved ones they lost.
One such person was the Prophet’s (sallalahu aleihi wa sallam) cousin, Hamna bint Jahsh. Her mother and the Prophet’s (sallalahu aleihi wa sallam) father were siblings. Hamna (may Allah have mercy on her) had it tough.
She was first told she lost her brother. Hamna responded with duaa and patience.
She was then told she lost her uncle, and also responded with duaa and patience.
After a little while, someone came to inform her that she also lost her husband, Mus’ab bin Umayr. Upon hearing this news, she screamed and began weeping.
When the Prophet saw her situation, he said something truly remarkable. “A husband has a very special place in the heart of his wife. Marriage is a very profound and strong experience… a wife loves her husband very much, more than even he may realise.”
When the quarrels and hardships of the day take over our lives, we usually forget that indeed Allah has placed an immense love between a husband and wife. It is indeed a miraculous gift how two far and unrelated people became so close and caring of each other.
So anytime you are upset with your spouse or a married life, just remember this gift that Allah has granted you. Do not follow the anger and Shaytan whispers, but rather remember that it is a blessing to be next to your husband and have him in this world. 
2. I receive many of mails where sisters would share their stories of dealing with a tough, not religious, not following his duties husband and they would seek an advise of how to change him. I would always reply that only ALLAH can change hearts. Instead try to change yourself (there is always a room for improvement), be the best example yourself and never forget your salah and making Dua for the best in this Dunya and Akhira. As you know, my parents are not muslims (yet) and many times I would loose hope completely that they would ever embrace Islam… but then one simple Dua – and their hearts get more soft with each time. Thus focus on yourself and your relations with Allah, perfect these relations and yourself and in sha Allah, our Lord will take care of the rest! When your husband realizes that you are being humble and trying to avoid conflicts he will do the same and will have a big impression about you. 
3. Do not compare your life to others especially those couples who are all over social media writing their love letters to each other in the comments over the Instagram photo. As they say the best sign of healthy relationship is no sign of it on Facebook / Istangram / Snapchat (insert the necessary). 
We are all different and especially our men are different and surely second to none 🙂 Your husband may not be publicly writing poems to you on FB but instead he would be patient with you and this is how he shows his love. Or he would always make dua for your place in Jannah with him and none but Allah knows about it.
We are all different and Allah has blessed each of us with our spouses in a unique way. Be grateful for the blessings you are given and thank your Lord every day and in sha Allah you will be increased! 
And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; (Chapter (14) sūrat ib’rāhīm (Abraham). Sahih International)
4. Rasulullah [Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam] said: “The woman who reads her five prayers, fasts in the month of Ramadhan, protects her chastity and is obedient to her I husband; such a woman will enter into Jannah from any of the doors she wishes to enter from’’ 
If you look at this list, it seems easy and difficult at the same time. We all do fast, pray and guide our chastity but how can we be obedient to our husbands at all times because most of the times they are simply not right? Well, noone said the Jannah is easy. Being obedient to your husband means a happy family. Happy family means happy children. The family is the nucleus of civilization and the basic social unit of society. Having happy and healthy families will make our ummah strong! And all this huge task is starting from an obedient woman sunhanallah! Indeed the only fair reward for this duty may be Jannah in sha Allah. How Just our Creator is!
So let these above 4 points be your secrets to a happier and righteous life. 

Once you start living a life like that you see the change in your husband and yourself which would definitely make your love story like that which are read in books bidihnillah.

Advices for Married couples 

An Advice for Married Brother and Sisters ❤
And my advices 🙂

– Avoid negative thinkings

– Help each other getting more closer to Allah

Via doing tahajjud, charity.

– Give time to each other, ur lifepartner doesn’t want all money, suited person… she expects and wants ur time and ur strictness on deen after she found ppl looking very handsome,suited, successful and professional but with alot low personality like dishonesty, soft porn addicted and liars.. so be true muslim 

– Give ur time to deen, by both participating at Islamic events

– Have plan for training and presenting dawah activist and severs of this deen children/kids to society

If not we would be loser after death coz if not islamic they would b gangster and disrespectful persons…
And above was advices from a single bro 🙂

Now u can share ur own advices and effective ways of living more with love and in circle of islam for ur married Muslim bro and sisters.

A believer can’t lie 

Lying is one of the characteristics of the hypocrites, and it is a blameworthy trait which encourages one to commit evil and prevents one from doing good. Al-Bukhaari (6094) and Muslim (2607) narrated that Ibn Mas‘ood (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “I enjoin you to be truthful, for truthfulness leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Paradise. A man may continue to tell the truth and endeavour to be truthful until he is recorded with Allah as a speaker of truth. And beware of lying, for lying leads to wickedness and wickedness leads to Hell. A man may continue to tell lies and endeavour to tell lies, until he is recorded with Allah as a liar.” 
Assim Al Hakeem

Loving ur life partner for the sake of Allah swt 

After the Battle of Uhud, the Muslims returned to Madinah and were tasked with the unfortunate difficulty of having to tell those who stayed behind, namely the women and children, about the loved ones they lost.
One such person was the Prophet (S)’s cousin, Hamna bint Jahsh. Her mother and the Prophet (S)’s father were siblings. Hamna (R) had it tough. 
She was first told she lost her brother. Hamna responded with duaa and patience.
She was then told she lost her uncle, and also responded with duaa and patience.
After a little while, someone came to inform her that she also lost her husband, Mus’ab bin Umayr. Upon hearing this news, she screamed and began weeping.
When the Prophet saw her situation, he said something truly remarkable. “A husband has a very special place in the heart of his wife. Marriage is a very profound and strong experience… a wife loves her husband very much, more than even he may realize.”

Sometimes we deal with things in accordance to what we perceive to be religious rhetoric, and respond with what we believe the Prophet (S) would have said. If a woman were to get the news of her husband’s death and she broke down crying, we might say, “Have sabr, have patience. Don’t cry. Everything will be okay. Trust Allah.”
And what we’re saying isn’t wrong- she should, and probably will, come to internalize all those things. But what are we doing in the process? We’re minimizing her grief, and not acknowledging her suffering. We’re not the ones who lost a family member right now, she did- so it’s easy for us to say “have patience.”
What do we mean by “have patience”?! Have we ever gotten the news that our world just completely fell apart? That we just became widowed, and our children became orphaned?
If anybody could tell somebody else to be patient, who would it have been? Muhammad (S), our prophet, the Messenger of Allah. The man who suffered and lived through the deaths of 6 of his children. Can you imagine going through that pain 6 times in your life? Shrouding 6 of your children?
If anybody had the credibility, license, and ability to tell someone else to be patient throughout loss and suffering, it was the Prophet (S). But instead, he (S), in his wisdom, chose to respond in a different way.
He acknowledged her pain and validated her. He honored her marriage and complimented her relationship with the man she lost. Everything else will come with time. This is how you have empathy. And this… this is how you console people. Abdul Nasir Jangda

Sharia 


There are about 6,236 verses in the Quran and ONLY 80 verses of those 6,236 deal with the penal system in ISLAM which is the first thing people think about when you mention the word Sharia(God’s law) because of people being conditioned to fear Islam based on false information and lies being fed to them.
Sharia is Islam and Islam is Sharia and you can’t separate the two.

Try getting to know the other 6,156 verses in the Quran that talk to you directly from your Creator and about ONLY worshiping ONE God alone, Mercy, Justice, Charity, Prayer, taking care of the orphans, honouring your parents, being good and kind, being morally upright, being chaste, the day of judgement, Paradise and Hellfire, so many other amazing things that you’re losing out on by not reading sincerely and connecting with the verbatim word of God the QURAN.
There is no other book like it in the world, try and put it to the test!

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Signs of weak faith

​🌸 Signs of weak Faith:
Committing sins and not feeling any guilt.

Having a hard heart and no desire to read the Quran.
Feeling too lazy to do good deeds, e.g. being late for salat
Neglecting the Sunnah.
Having mood swings, for instance being upset about petty things and bothered and irritated most of the time.
Not feeling anything when hearing verses from the Quran, for example when Allah warns us of punishments and His promise of glad tidings.
Finding difficulty in remembering Allah and making dhikr.
Not feeling bad when things are done against the Shariah.
Desiring status and wealth.
Being mean and miserly, i.e. not wanting to part with wealth.
Ordering others to do good deeds when not practising them ourselves.
Feeling pleased when things are not progressing for others.
Being concerned with whether something is haram or halal only; and not avoiding makroo (not recommended) things.
Making fun of people who do simple good deeds, like cleaning the mosque.
Not feeling concerned about the situation of Muslims.
Not feeling the responsibility to do something to promote Islam.
Liking to argue just for the sake of arguing without any proof.
Becoming engrossed and very involved with dunya, worldly things, i.e. feeling bad only when losing something in terms of material wealth.
Becoming engrossed and obsessive about ourselves.

The study of tawheed

The Study of Tawheed

Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq Al-Badr (may Allaah preserve him)

The study of Tawheed is based on seeking knowledge about the Oneness of Allaah in His Lordship, Names and Attributes and His sole right to be worshipped without partners. This is the most virtuous of all knowledge. And among the virtues of Tawheed is that it is what makes acts of worship sound and accepted by Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic). All acts of worship-be they few or numerous-are not accepted unless when established upon Tawheed. And for this reason, Allaah (The Most High) said:

فَمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُوا لِقَاءَ رَبِّهِ فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا وَلَا يُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِ أَحَدًا

”So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord.” That is: (righteous actions) sincerely perform for Allaah (alone).” [Soorah Al-Kahf: Ayah:110]

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Ramadhan tradition in ottoman empire

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#Ramadan Traditions in The Ottoman Empire

Month of mercy

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The month of Mercy

In this month, those bosses who facilitate the work of those under their commands and who make it easy for them to worship will be forgiven. They will be emancipated from Hell.

In the blessed month of Ramadan, the Messenger of Allah used to emancipate the slaves and would give whatever was asked from him.

Those who can do good deeds in this month will be blessed with doing such deeds all the year round. If a person disrespects this month and commits sins in this month, he or she will spend all the year sinning.

Free Iftar for those who lives at London

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He hated muslims, attacked mosques and now?

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He hated Islam and attacked a mosque in #Arizona but now he is reverted to Islam subhanah allah he guides whoever he wills
سبحان الله من كاره للإسلام ومعتدى على المسجد فى اريزونا الى الدخول فى الاسلام حقا ان الله بهدى من يشاء

“”Our Prophet (sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam) praised the science
of medicine in various ways.

An example is his statement: “There are two kinds of knowledge: knowledge of the body and knowledge of religion.”

That is, by saying that these two are the most important sciences, the religious knowledge, which protects the soul, and the knowledge of health, which protects the body, he wanted us to strive to keep our body and soul vigorous.

For all kinds of good deeds can be done only with a healthy body.””

This text was quoted from a book “Islam and Christianity” prepared by Huseyin Hilmi Isik, [CONDITIONS FOR BEING A TRUE MUSLIM]

We see and hear so much about terrorism & the words “Islam” & “Muslim” are always used in association with in the media. What’s the truth?

We see and hear so much about terrorism & the words “Islam” & “Muslim” are always used in association with it in the media. What’s the truth? Read the rest of this entry

What is the istikhara prayer and how does one perform it?

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Living islam way – sister Megan wyatt

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We have to understand the difference between living authentically and living Islam.

People leave parts of what is required in Islam in order to be “authentic.”

“I’m not that pious of a Muslim, so I might as well stop looking like one and just shave my beard.”

“I wore the hijab because all my friends did back in high school, but I don’t really feel it’s me anymore, so I want to remove it.”

“I feel it’s more authentic for me to meditate than it is for me to perform Salah, so I’ll do that and trust that God appreciates my desire to be real.”

“I have a girlfriend, so really, there is no point in going to Jumu’ah. I would just be a huge hypocrite anyhow.”

I believe we should be authentic people, but we also have to contemplate if we are falling out of the authenticity of being a creation of God and a Muslim by our fitrah, and instead, choosing a path that feels “right” to us simply because it’s easier, because it’s what we want right now, and because we are too afraid to challenge our spiritual states, and do the work required to become who we need to be.

Instead of quitting on Islam or it’s acts of worship, the goal should be to seek to understand the knowledge behind them, and to keep seeking. An act of faith is required here combined with a heart full of absolute sincerity.

Anything less than that would be inauthentic to our very soul.

A story from the caliphate of Umar R.A

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“One night, Caliph Umar as usual went in disguise with his companion Ibn Abbas to see the condition of the people. They strolled from one quarter to another. At last they came to a colony where poor people lived.
While passing by a small house, the Caliph heard a whispering talk within. The mother was telling her daughter that the amount of milk fetched by her for sale that day was very little. She told her that when she was young, and used to sell milk, she always mixed water with milk, and that led to considerable profit. She advised her daughter to do the same.

The girl said, “You adulterated milk, when you were not a Muslim. Now that we are Muslims, we cannot adulterate milk.” The mother said that Islam did not stand in the way of adulteration of milk. The daughter said, “Have you forgotten the Caliph’s order? He wants that the milk should not be adulterated.” The mother said, “But the Caliph has forgotten us. We are so poor, what else should we do but adulterate milk in order win bread?” The daughter said “Such a bread would not be lawful, and as a Muslim I would not do anything which is against the orders of the Caliph, and whereby other Muslims are deceived.”

The mother said, “But there is neither the Caliph nor any of his officers here to see what we do. Daughter you are still a child. Go to bed now and tomorrow I will myself mix the milk with water for you.” The girl refused to fall in with the plan of her mother. She said, “Caliph may or may not be here, but his order must be obeyed. My conscience is my Caliph. You may escape the notice of the Caliph and his officers, but how can we escape the notice of Allah and our own conscience.” Thereupon the mother remained quiet. The lamp was extinguished and the mother and the daughter went to sleep.

The next day, Caliph Umar sent a man to purchase milk from the girl. The milk was unadulterated. The girl kept her resolve. CaliphUmar turned to his companion and said, “The girl has kept her resolve in spite of the exhortation of her mother. She deserves a reward. What reward should I give her? She should be paid some money,” said Ibn Abbas. Caliph Umar said, “Such a girl would become a great mother. Her integrity is not to be weighed with few coins; it is to be measured in the scale of national values. I shall offer her the highest award in my gift, and which shall also be in the highest interest of the nation.”

The Caliph summoned the daughter and the mother to his court. The mother trembled as she stood before the mighty ruler. But the girl faced the Caliph boldly and with great equanimity. She was beautiful, and there was an impressive dignity about her. Then before the gathering, Caliph Umar related how he had overheard the mother and the daughter, and how in spite of the exhortations of the mother the daughter had kept her resolve.
Someone suggested that the mother should be taken to task. The Caliph said that ordinarily he would have punished the mother, but he had forgiven her for the sake of her daughter. Turning to the girl the great Caliph said, “Islam needs daughters like you and as a Caliph of Islam it devolves on me to reward you by owning you as a daughter.” The Caliph called his sons, and addressing them said, “Here is a gem of a girl who would make a great mother. I desire that one of you should take this girl as wife. I know of no better bride than this girl of sterling character. In matters of wedlock, it should be the character and not the stature in life that should count.”
Abdullah and Abdur Rahman the elder sons of the Caliph were already married. Asim the third son was yet unmarried, and he offered to marry the girl. Thereupon with the consent of the milkmaid and her mother Asim was married to the girl, and milkmaid became the daughter-in-law of the Caliph.

From this union was born a daughter Umm Asim, who became in due course the mother of Umar bin Abdul Aziz. Umar bin AbdulAziz was elected as Caliph and served for a short period during 717 – 720.
While other Caliphs of the Ummayad dynasty reveled in luxury, Umar bin Abdul Aziz as a Caliph set up standards for austerity and simplicity following in the footsteps of Caliph Umar, the second Caliph of Islam. It is said that if ever there was a noble Caliph after the first four Rightly guided Caliphs,such a man was Umar bin Abdul Aziz. And he inherited the noble qualities of the milkmaid who married the Caliph’s son, and those of Caliph Umar Farooq who had the eye to discern the nobler qualities of sterling character in a poor girl.”

Right of believers towards each other

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It was reported from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet SAW said: “If any one of you sneezes, let him say ‘Al-hamdu Lillaah,’ and let his brother or his companion say, ‘Yarhamuk Allah.’ And if he says to him, ‘Yarhamuk Allah,’ let him say, ‘Yahdeekum Allahu wa yusliha baalakum (May Allah guide you and correct your thinking).’” [Reported by al-Bukhari, 10/502]

This is actually a right our brothers and sisters have over us, we must reply back with Yarhamuk Allah if we hear someone say alhamdulillah after they sneeze, at least one of us must. This is a right they have over you much like giving Salam- you must reply to Salam (unless you are female, you don’t have to reply to a male if you fear it will lead to other things).

Getting to my point, ever wonder why we do this, besides the Prophet SAW’s order mentioned in the hadith above? Well, it dates all the way back to our Father Adam A.S. and when he was first brought to life by Allah SWT.

Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘When Allah created Adam and breathed the spirit into him, he (Adam AS) sneezed and said, “Al-hamdu Lillaah (Praise be to Allah).” So he praised Allah by His permission and his Lord said to him, “Yarhamuk Allah (May Allah have mercy on you), Adam.” [Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4662]

Adam’s (man’s) first word’s was Alhamdulillah to Allah and Allah’s first words to man was “May Allah have mercy on you.” Subhanallah, Allah forgiving Adam AS before he and any of mankind even made a mistake. How Merciful and Great is Allah SWT?

The Believers

If you do not feel for your Ummah and its pains, do not count yourself as being part of it.

Nu’man bin Bashir رضي الله عنه reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said,

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Muhammad; a Pedophile or a Devout Husband?

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“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

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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

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

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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!”

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99 Names of Allah

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

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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!!

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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.

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truly forgiving others can be a daunting task

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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

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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

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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

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“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].

Khowledge

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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)