2012/10/28

Five reasons people don't care about Muslims and islam

Yes, it is true. People don't care about Muslims and Islam, most of them. And people who "care" they don't love Islam, they hate Islam, and want people to go astray, leave Islam, telling them that Islam is with a false God, that Islam is oppressing women, that Islam has nothing to give except terror and fatigue.

1. My fault?

This is not my fault only. I have tried to be the best Muslim I can be, so far. But it is hard to be a Muslim today. Most Muslims are not even close to the characters of the prophets or the sahabas, their companions. The Muslims today act like they are superior to other people because they know the truth - that is not a good Muslim. A good Muslim is the contrary. He feels sympathy with people and take care of them, and tries to be the best he can be around them.

2. The Character of the Muslims

I know Muslims that are "good" Muslims, but they hate people around them. Was that the case with Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him? Did he hate people? No, the contrary. He loved them. He felt that they were equal towards Allah and should be treated that way. But Allah intervened him and said that he mustn't let people hurt him. He must defend himself and his Muslim society from evil. He can't let the Muslims bleed while watching them being beaten. No, he has to defend himself. But did he do that the way people do today? Did he kill innocent people? Never. He only protected himself from people who wanted to hurt him. People who had swords in their hands, trying to kill his family. Self-defence is important if you want to survive. Without self-defence you can't continue as a Muslim.

So what about Muslims today? Are they defending themselves? Yes, they are. Everyday. They are trying to defend their society, their faith and their beliefs. But it is difficult to argument sometimes as most people don't listen with their reason, but with their hate that they have in their heart towards Islam. If hate exist, there is no chance that you can reach out to a person anyhow and anywhere.

If you want to do dawah and invite people to Islam you must start with your own Character. Then you can have a blog or something so that people can reflect upon the basics of Islamic Faith. But that is the problem. Most people don't behave like Muslims should do. Most people don't pray night-prayers every night. Most people don't even wake up to Fajr and still call themselves believers. Most people don't share their money with others, nor do they give saddaqa. Most people don't put their trust to Allah when it comes to marriage and striving for the sake of Allah. Most people don't put the trash in the garbage, but on the street instead, forgetting that they mustn't pollute and hurt the environment. They do everything that is against Islam and still call themselves Muslims.

3. Muslims feel proud

Muslims should never feel proud of themselves and their society, because I see, hear and feel that Muslims today are far away from Islam, even if they pray five times a day, even if they don't drink alcohol nor do they cheat on their wives nor do they eat porc. Muslims that fast are not "good" Muslims, even though many Muslims today believe that they are. Ohh.. He is so knowledgable.. He must be a good Muslim. No, a good Muslim is the person who obeys Allah in everything, abstaining from most pleasure in life i.e. Music, dancing with Music, flirting with women or men, etc. And a good Muslim is not harsh either, but gentle, soft and kind towards every animal, child, man and woman, old and young. He smiles a lot, even though he is strict upon doing the prayers at time, praying at night etc.

4. Muslims don't stay up praying all night long

If you find a guy or a girl who stays up all night praying and reading the Qur'an and do a lot of dawah during the day day, you are closer to the real Muslim.

5. The Muslim are more like hypocrites today, and real Muslims are treasures, very rare to find

Don't be delusioned  by Muslims who fast, don't drink alcohol or talk about Islam. They are not "the good Muslim". No a good Muslim is so much more than that. He or she is the best person that you dream of marrying. THAT is the good Muslim.

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Is islam compatible with the idea of Evolution?

Yes of course it is. But not the way Darwin intended. Who has ever read his books about his theories really? Most people only repeat what they hear in school and don't try to go back to the source. They believe what ever the books in school tells you. So was Darwin right about our heritage from the monkeys? I am not so sure about that.

It IS a fact that we come from water and clay as the Qur'an tells us. Even science prove that we once came from water somehow. But then... What happened? That is the real question. Allah tells us that Adam was created from clay and that he made Eve from his rib. That is what scientist should focus on now because we are not closer to Apes than we are to Pigs or Flies, genetically seen, even if some scientists want to acclaim our connection with the Ape. 

How to prevent yourself from evil during the evening and the night!

My doctor told me to close the doors and the windows from sunset until 9-10 a.m. This was due to the fact that I am sensible towards moisture and humidity. But I also thought about it. I had never reflected so much upon this before, even though I knew that it was sunnah, a tradition to do it. Now I do that with two intentions, for preventing the house and us from jinns but also for my health. During maghrib it is for the jinn's sake and after Aicha for my health's sake. 

Hadiths about the night and closing doors and windows:

Yes, a number of saheeh ahaadeeth (Prophetic narrations) were narrated concerning this etiquette. For example, it is narrated from Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“When the wings of the night spread – or when evening comes – keep your children in, for the devils come out at that time. Then when part of the night has passed, let them go. And close the doors and mention the name of Allaah, for the shaytaan (devil) does not open a closed door. And tie up your waterskins and mention the name of Allaah, and cover your vessels and mention the name of Allaah, even if you only put something over them, and extinguish your lamps.”

Narrated by al-Bukhaari (3280) and Muslim (2012).

Al-Nawawi included this in a chapter entitled Chapter on covering vessels, tying up waterskins, locking doors, mentioning the name of Allaah over them, extinguishing fires and lamps when going to sleep, and keeping children and livestock in after Maghrib.

Muslim (2013) also narrated from Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) that he said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not let your animals and children go out when the sun has set, until the first part of the night is over, for the devils come out when the sun sets, until the first part of the night is over.”

The wings of the night? What is that?

Al-Haafiz ibn Hajar (may Allaah have mercy on him) said concerning the first hadeeth:

“The wings of the night” refers to when night comes after the sun has set.

The words “then let them go” – Ibn al-Jawzi said: Rather there is fear for children at that hour, because the najaasah (impurity)that the shayaateen (devils) seek is usually present with them at that time, and the dhikr (remembrance of Allah) that would protect them is usually absent from children, and when the shayaateen spread out they hang on to whatever they can hang on to. Hence there is fear for children at that time.

The reason why they spread out at that time is that they are more able to move about at night than during the day, because darkness is more conducive to devil forces coming together than any other time. End quote.

Fath al-Baari, 6/341

al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

This hadeeth includes a number of types of goodness and etiquette which combine the interests of both this world and the Hereafter. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) enjoined these etiquettes which are the cause of safety from the harm of the shaytaan (devil) , and Allaah has made all of these means causes of being safe from his harm. He is not able to uncover vessels or untie waterskins or open doors or harm children or others if these means are followed. This is like what it says in the saheeh hadeeth, (authentic narration) that if a person says Bismillah when entering his house, the shaytaan (devil) says “No place to stay” i.e., we have no authority to stay overnight with these people. And if a man says when having intercourse with his wife, “O Allaah, keep the shaytaan away from us and keep the shaytaan away from what You bestow upon us (of offspring),” that will be a cause of the child being kept safe from the harm of the shaytaan. This is similar to this hadeeth, which is well known among saheeh ahaadeeth.

This hadeeth encourages us to remember Allaah in these cases and other similar situations. Our companions said: It is mustahabb (preferred) to mention the name of Allaah over everything that matters, and to praise Allaah at the beginning of everything that matters, because of the well known hasan hadeeth (sound narrations).

The words “wings of the night” is a well known phrase that refers to the darkness of the night. And it was said that it refers to when the darkness of night comes.

The words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) “Keep your children in” mean: prevent them from going out at that time.

The words “for the devils come out at that time” mean that there is the fear at this time that children may be subjected to the devils’ harm because there are so many of them at that time. And Allaah knows best. End quote.

Sharh Muslim (13/185).

The Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas was asked the following question:

In the saheeh hadeeth narrated by al-Bukhaari, it says: “When the wings of the night spread, or when evening comes, keep your children in.” Then it says: “And extinguish your lamps.” Does this command mean that it is obligatory? If it is mustahabb, what is the evidence to show that it is not obligatory?

They replied: The commands mentioned in this hadeeth are to be understood as recommendations and advice, according to most scholars, as was stated by a number of scholars, such as Ibn Muflih in al-Furoo’ (1/132), al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Baari (11/97). And Allaah knows best. End quote.

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah (26/317)

And Allaah knows best.

Source: Islam Q&A

A lifetime with islam- how is that?

We all need some sort of traditions in our life. But what about Muslims? What traditions do they have? Are they all same?

Muslims are not all the same. They have different culture, beliefs, and language. But they do have something in common - the traditions of the prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him.

What traditions are they?

They are numerous, yes indeed, they are abundant. They are overflowing.

They celebrate twice a year, traditions like Christmas and Easter, but they are not the same as the feast of Ramadan or Hajj. They are better. Why better? On the outside it looks like Muslims are suffering, but if you really follow a good Muslim during the blessed months you will know that they are more happy than any person who tries to make the best Christmas ever, because the ingredients are different, even though it is called the same "a blessed Holiday".

Here are some traditions to follow:

Every day

You wake up to morningprayer and you also say Subhanallah when you wake up, wash your body with water and brushes your teeth. You put on you clothes with the right hand and foot first. Then the left hand and foot. You go to work, and then you pray four more times every day, the same routine, day after day.

When someone is sick, there is a tradition to visit that person. When you are sick yourself, you mustn't stop prayer but rather pray more. When you are sick you have several remedies to choose from.

There is the sickness of the heart too that you can cure with Muslims traditions.

Most of the traditions are for preventing sickness of the heart, mind, body and soul to occur at all.

There is also a tradition to pray at night every day, the last portion of the night before sunrise and Fajr i.e. from midnight until Fajr.

Every week

Before you sleep there is a tradition to read Qur'an: Surat al-Mulk and Surat al-Sajjdah. Every week it is also a tradition to read Surat al-Kahf on Fridays, i.e. from Aicha on Thursday until Aicha on Fridays. On Fridays there is also a tradition to go to the mosque to pray, hear the lecture and remember but also to visit the others, hear news and join the community in the holy place of God.

Every month

Every month Muslims have the traditions to fast on Mondays and Thursdays. They also attend the mosque on Fridays. There is also a tradition to fast the 13,14 and 15th of every lunar month.

Every year

Every month has its own traditions. The last month of the lunar calender is right now - Hajj. It is the time when people travel to Saudi-Arabia, Mecka and Medina to do the once-in-a-life travel - the Pilgrimage. There are traditions what to do at the Pilgrimage like going around the Kaba, and pray on the mount Arafat.

The month of RAmadan is very famous. The whole months is full of miracles and blessings and every Muslims fast, pray Taraweeh at the mosque.

Every lifetime

There is also traditions in how to welcome a newborn baby, how to do a wedding, how to prepare the dead before funeral and even what to do after he has deceased. There are many, many traditions to follow if one desires it.

There is also a tradition to read, learn and execute what you have learnt and spread it to others. There is a tradition to give travelers to eat, even if you only have a date at home.

There is many traditions and they are all called the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.