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10 steps to a happier life!

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By Ustahdha Bint Ahmad / 27 Mar 2013

Each and every human is in pursuit of happiness, whether it be a child, or an adult, a Muslim or a non-Muslim, and this is a true fact. In order to achieve this true happiness, one must comprehend what this emotion really is. Happiness is ‘feeling, causing, or giving pleasure’ and it is being ‘satisfied’according to the Oxford dictionary. It is essential to understand the psychology of happiness so we know how much of it we have control over. Read the rest of this entry

Good parenting is like being a good Muslim

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Source : Navedz.com / 24 Apr 2013

“A father cannot give a better gift to his child than a good education.” (Tirmidhi)

Becoming a parent was an amazing experience. Good parenting is like being a Good Muslim – both require continuous struggles to stay focused on our goals (that is, if we take the time to even set them in the first place), being conscious of the consequences of our choices, an ongoing and honest evaluation of ourselves, and the best efforts to improve our condition. Read the rest of this entry

Best Times to Make Dua

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Source : Agencies / 6 Feb 2013

There are certain times dua (supplication) is more likely to be accepted by Allah (SWT) as mentioned by Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). These times are as follows:

1. The Last Third Of The Night

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ACTIONS AND INTENTIONS

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Source : Islamstory.com / 23 Mar 2013

It is narrated on the authority of Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: “All actions are judged by motives, and each person will be rewarded according to their intention.  Thus, he whose migration was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His Messenger; but he whose migration was for some worldly thing he might gain, or for a wife he might marry, his migration is to that for which he migrated.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Saheeh Muslim) Read the rest of this entry

HELP YOUR CHILDREN TO LOVE THE HOLY QUR’AN

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By ISWM / 6 May 2013

Umar ibn Wasil al-Basri that Sahl al-Tustari said: “My uncle once told me:`Remember Allah Who created you.’ I said: `How should I remember him?’ He replied: `Say in your heart, whenever you are alone at night, three times, without moving your tongue: Allah is with me; Allah is looking at me; Allah is watching me.” Read the rest of this entry

10 POINTS ON JIHAD

By Dr. M. Amir Ali / 23 Feb 2013

In the linguistic sense, the Arabic word “jihad” means struggling or striving and applies to any effort exerted by anyone. In this sense a student struggles and strives to get an education and pass course work; an employee strives to fulfill his/her job and maintain good relations with his/her employer; a politician strives to maintain or increase his popularity with his constituents and so on.

The term strive or struggle may be used for/by Muslims as well as non-Muslims; for example Allah says in the Qur’an:

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Tips for a righteous Muslim home

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All praise be to Allah, we praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil of our own selves and from our evil deeds. Whomsoever Allah guides, no one can lead astray, and whomsoever Allah leaves astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah Alone, with no partner or associate, and I bear witness that Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is His slave and messenger.

The home is a blessing.

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READING THE WORLD WITH YOUR KIDS

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Source : Shawuniversitymosque.org / 8 Mar 2013

Throughout the school year, parents usually ponder the skills that their children need to develop. Many parents choose to practice reading with their children, knowing that better reading skills bring better achievement in school and better understanding of life.

But, you ask, “How, in my hectic schedule, am I going to fit in time to sit down and read with my kids every night?” The solution is not to relegate reading to a specific time and place each day. Read the rest of this entry

How to Inspire children to gain knowledge?

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Source : Productive Muslim / 11 Jun 2014

Children are a product of our society and the most valuable asset of our future. We, as adults, greatly influence how a child feels and behaves. We have the power to motivate and inspire them. We need to create a positive image about learning about our deen. The only way to achieve this is by leading by example. As a parent, you will have very little impact on your child’s want to learn if you do not make the effort to do the same. Read the rest of this entry

How to raise children?

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Source : IslamWeb / 02 June 2014

Cultivation in Islam is very important, for indeed all of the religion is based upon upbringing. It starts first of all with of our own selves, then of our families, and then of the community at large. But this cultivation is most important with respect to our children, so that they are brought up upon the correct path of Islam. Read the rest of this entry

DUA FOR ANXIETY AND STRESS

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Source : Makkah.wordpress.com / 13 Mar 2013

Here are some dua’a to make when under stress and experiencing anxiety. They are a means of dispelling fear, of seeking forgiveness of Allah, seeking His aid, protection and guidance. They are the words of the Messenger of Allah (sall’allahu alayhi wasallam) and hence anyone that sincerely makes these dua during times of great need Allah will always answer the dua of the sinere seeker. May they be of benefit to us all for there is not a time in the life of a believer when he or she does not need the protection, guidance and mercy of Allah. Read the rest of this entry

Do not lose hope of the mercy of Allah swt

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source : Khilafatworld.com / 28 Jan 2013

Feeling down in the dumps, depressed, having the blues… These are just some of the terms used to describe a feeling of hopelessness and despair that can hit even the most positive of us at some point in our lives. However when sadness, gloom and unhappiness becomes a permanent mark of our lives, when it creates a feeling of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness, when it interferes with our ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and mix with people we may be suffering from abnormal levels of despair otherwise called depression. Read the rest of this entry

Love & Honesty marked Prophet Muhammad PBUH’S manners

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Source : OnIslam.ru / 22 Apr 2013

Al Hussain (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “I asked my father how the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) behaved in his sittings, and he said, ‘the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) never got up or sat down without mentioning the name of Allah. He forbade designating a certain spot to a person so that he would consider it as his own. He sat wherever he found a spot. He also ordered others to do the same, when they entered a sitting. He divided his time equally and justly among his companions who sat with him. Read the rest of this entry

How prophet Muhammad PBUH Slept?

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Source : FollowIslamonline.com / 30 Apr 2013

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) would put his blessed right hand under his blessed right cheek. He would lie on his blessed right side facing the Qibla.

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Forty Hadith Imam Nawawi

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By Abu Amina Elias / 30 Apr 2013

Hadith 1: Intention (an-Niyyah)

Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say:

إِنَّمَاالْأَعْمَالُبِالنِّيَّاتِوَإِنَّمَالِكُلِّامْرِئٍمَانَوَىفَمَنْكَانَتْهِجْرَتُهُإِلَىدُنْيَايُصِيبُهَاأَوْإِلَىامْرَأَةٍيَنْكِحُهَافَهِجْرَتُهُإِلَىمَاهَاجَرَإِلَيْهِ

 

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Six Tips to recharge your Iman

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By Ola El-Shamy / 10 Apr 2013

Ever felt like you’re having an Iman dip? That after being a very active, productive Muslim – praying on time, reading Qur’an frequently, always looking forward to doing good deeds – you are becoming lazy and that your enthusiasm to perform the same way is fading?

I’ve felt like that so many times. Life is full of ups and downs, and the downs are sometimes powerful enough to distract us and lower our enthusiasm. Yet, there are easy solutions that can help us get over an Iman low. Here are some tips that can help you refresh your Iman in sha Allah: Read the rest of this entry

The Inspiring Qur’an

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By Agencies / 2 Mar 2013

The blessings of reciting Ayat Al Kursi (2:255)

Ayat Al-Kursi has a high status. It was reported from the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) that “It is the greatest verse in the Book of Allah.” It was narrated from Ubayy ibn Ka`b that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) asked him which verse in the Book of Allah was the greatest. He said, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” He repeated it several times, then he said, “Ayat Al-Kursi.” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Congratulations upon your knowledge, Abul-Mundhir. By the One in Whose hand is my soul, it has a tongue and two lips, and it glorifies the Sovereign (i.e., Allah) at the foot of the Throne.” Read the rest of this entry

Tayamum (ablution without water)

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By NewMuslims.com / 12 Feb 2013

What should you do in the situation where you have to pray salah, yet neither have no water suitable for making Wudoo’, nor the time be able to find such water soon enough to pray on time?

What if you are sick and either not able to make Wudoo’, or making Wudoo’ is detrimental to your health.  What is the correct procedure in such a case? Read the rest of this entry

Rules of Joking in Islam

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Source : Islamcan.com / 16 Mar 2013

Some people joke too much and it becomes a habit for them. This is the opposite of the serious nature which is the characteristic of the believers. Joking is a break, a rest from ongoing seriousness and striving; it is a little relaxation for the soul. ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azeez (may Allah have mercy on him) said:“Fear joking, for it is folly and generates grudges.” Read the rest of this entry

Asceticism is the way to be loved

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source : Islamweb.net / 6 Mar 2013

Asceticism, or Zuhd, is to abandon the desire for something for the sake of something which is better, and to abandon the comfort of this world for the sake of that of the Hereafter. It also means that the heart should not desire anything that one does not possess. Knowing that this worldly life is temporary and will eventually come to an end helps the slave of Allah to be this way. Read the rest of this entry

Paradise is for believing men and women

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source : Islamswomen.com / 25 Mar 2013

We often hear speakers in Friday prayer or in admonitions talking about Paradise and all of us find our hearts, minds and thoughts tuned on to that ‘frequency’. However, majority of the speakers talk about Paradise as if it were a house for men only. Reality is not like that. Paradise is for the believing men and women. The only price for it is sound belief in Allah, love of Allah and His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him), and obedience to Allah and His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him). Read the rest of this entry

Eleven signs of love for Prophet Muhammad PBUH

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By Roohaani / 18 Mar 2013

Someone who claims that he/she loves another will prefer that person to all others, he will also prefer what they like, if it were otherwise then he would be acting and his love would not be sincere. The following signs will be apparent in those who truly love the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam, Read the rest of this entry

Golden Rule in Islam

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By Abu Amina Elias / 26 Feb 2013

The golden rule, or the ethics of reciprocity, is an Islamic moral principle which calls upon people to treat others the way they would like to be treated. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, the golden rule is defined as: (more…)

The Prophet Muhammad PBUH and helping the Poor

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By Sami Zaatari / 15 Feb 2013

One of the most widespread and dangerous problems faced by humanity is that of poverty, hunger and starvation. There is nothing more horrifying than the realization that as we live our happy lives here, millions of our fellow human beings live in hunger and face starvation. The majority of the world population today lives in poverty. It is clear that the world system we have set up today is unjust and inhumane. Read the rest of this entry

Speech on Prophet Muhammad PBUH and the message of peace

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Source : Iqrasense.com / 19 Feb 2013

There have been many biographies written and speeches given on Prophet Muhammad(peace and blessings be upon him) that have provided a glimpse of his life, the role that he played as a Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), and the message that he brought for mankind. However, the speech delivered by Ja‘far bin Abi Talib to the Christian king of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) in the 7th century to date is referenced as one of the most succinct and eloquent speeches that captured the moments of that era, and expressed the message of Islam concisely and clearly. Read the rest of this entry

The need for consultation (MUSHĀWARA)

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by Muhammad Haq / 7 June 2013

In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Kind.

As Muslims, the best role model we have is of course, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ(peace be upon him). About him, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta`ala (exalted is He) says:

“And indeed, you are of a great moral character.”

And as Aisha radi allahu `anha (may God be pleased with her) described the Prophet Muhammad SAW’s character and mannerisms as a walking Qur’an, we will look at one of the ways in which the Prophet Muhammad embodied Qur’anic values. Read the rest of this entry

Tests by Allah SWT سبحانه و تعالى

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by Ebrahim Saifuddin / 5 Feb 2013

Allah سبحانهوتعالىhas tested the people of the past in various ways and will keep on testing His creation. He has informed us about these tests in the Quran. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad also informed us that Allah سبحانهوتعالىwill test us from time to time. Sometimes hardships and losses occur in life due to our sins. To wash of these sins in this world, Allah سبحانهوتعالىinflicts upon us these hardships:

Narrated by ‘Ayesha (may Allah be pleased with her): Allah’s Apostle said“No calamity befalls a Muslim but that Allah expiates some of his sins because of it, even though it were the prick he receives from a thorn.” (Sahih Bukhari Vol. 7, Book 70, #544) Read the rest of this entry

Is it necessary to change name after becoming Muslim?

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An aquaintance of mine has recenlty accepted Islam. He was a Hindu before he came to Islam and wants to know if it is neccessary for him to change his name. Read the rest of this entry

Quranic Verses, Hadiths and Islamic Quotes

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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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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.

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.

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)

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)

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

@SenJohnMcCain

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

West Lied Muslims in Srebrenica

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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.

‪#‎MuslimsSalvageYourselves

How parents push their children away from Islam?

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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.

Authors

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!

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

Amazing insight by Jon Stewart: https://youtu.be/mjzrvRKv6Ks

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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.

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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,
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CHARLESTON SHOOTING: IF YOU’RE NOT A MUSLIM, YOU CAN’T BE A TERRORIST

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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.