2013/12/25

The history of Tunisian Muslims - they lived in the most high-tech city of the world.

Tunisia was t h e New York, a metropolis, for more than 600 years with ingeneering, architecture, sky-scrapers, running water in the houses, killer Aston Martin boats. Everybody wanted to live in this modern and high-tech land!


2013/11/28

Sami Yusuf - Forgotten Promises

Have you ever wondered why people want to be and stay Muslims? This is one reason - the big community - the ummah.

Listen to this and enjoy!


Seychelles - the richest country in Africa


1. Seychelles - The Muslim population is reported to be only 1,1 %, about 900 people.
2. Equatorial Guinea - Muslims make from 1% to 25 % of the population depending whether they are practising the religion or not.
3. Gabon - Approximately 12% of the population of Gabon practices Islam, of which 80-90% are foreigners.
4. Botswana - Islam is the third largest religion in Botswana, following Christianity.
5. South Africa - Islam in South Africa has grown. The local Muslim population are known to be peaceful, tolerant and moderate.
6. Libya - Most Libyans are Muslims.
7. Tunisia - Approximately 98% are officially estimated to be Muslims, but in reality it is more than half the population.
8. Namibia - Islam is the third largest religion in Namibia after Christianity.
9. Algeria - Islam is the religion of almost all Algerians.
10. Egypt - Muslims represent 94% of the population. 

4 celebrity couples you forgot ever existed

Life in Medina was pretty romantic. In light of the prophet Muhammad and Khadija's love story, we'd like to remind you of few other couples you forgot happened.


Hey, did you know that Khadija were married to a 15 year younger, honest, kind and beautiful man, and that by that time she (nor he) knew he pbuh was going to be a prophet?



Fatima and Ali got married and had two boys. Fatma was very inspiring, because she stood up for the right to speak, she was a Politician and she worked for the human rights. Ali was also very successful.



Prince Rahim Agakhan's wedding on the 31th of Augusti 2013 with American Super-Model Kendra Spears, now Princess Salwa Agakhan, in Switzerland.

And at last but not least we have...


Janet Jackson, who secretly got married to billionaire Wissam al Mana, also converted to Islam and officially retired from Music. 

2013/08/19

Islam - only a culture or Arabic traditions or neither?




Neither.

There are people, out of ignorance, that believe that Muslims are following arabic traditions and that islam on is a cultural thing. Nothing is more wrong than that.
Some people believe that if you are catholique and lives in Rome that you will find it normal to do some Christmas-stuff and that if you are a Muslim and lives in Tunisia you will find it normal to do certain stuff at Eid. And that it is the same thing: and that is the basic belief in every believing person.

NO!

There is a huge difference between believing Muslims, Muslims and non-Muslims.

Islam came to destroy all cultural things and remind people that they have to do scientifique researches and reflect upon and interrogate on e v e r y thing that is in life and the origine of it. For example: Why do we celebrate Christmas? And what is the origine of it? It is obligatory to every Muslim to ask about everything in Life, like kids do. And find answers to everything.

A Muslim never accept anything without knowing why. Everything has to be discussed and questioned and you never follow a culture nor tradition. What happens in Egypt or in Tunisia is culture - not islam.

Most people born into Islam don't follow Islam at all. They are ignorant and don't know even the basics of Islam. They believe that Islam and that the best of the Muslims are those that do their prayer, but in fact, the truth, is that the prayer is the basics of Islam and not the top of it.

Islam is about changing the way of thinking, feeling, understanding, behaving, your behavoirs and character. The best amonst the Muslims have a charactere and behaviors far from that of most of born Muslims today, and they are only Muslims, not believing Muslims, just like people celebrate Christmas, while being Atheists or Agnostics. It is a big difference between Muslims and Believing Muslims, that is why the world are confused.

2013/05/14

Argue with Allah? - Is that permissible?



When I say argue with Allah I mean, what will you say the day of Judgment when you talk to Him and answers His question, why did you do it? If your answer is trufully, that you did it because you feard him and this day, then your answer will inchallah be correct, whatever you did. People that do things they shouldn't do often forgets to repent for them to the people they hurt. So how could they be forgiven? It is much easier to forgive somebody that says I'm sorry than to a person that did something and didn't regret it. Who would you forgive if it was the worse thing you could imagine? r would you? So, in order for Al should start to repent things that you have done, sincerely, so that he can forgive you. It is so easy. The second thing is that there was a  man that was so afraid of God that he asked his Children to burn him and spread the Ashes in the ocean. Allah created him again on the Judgement Day (will be created) and he will be asked about it and then forgiven) because his faith in God was so strong and pure subhanallah.

why is islam so obsessed with the sunna of prophet muhammed? he rode a camel so should we give up using cars and ride camels instead how much is too much?

 


Haha, yes they are!

No, they aren't!

Islam is about being the best person you can be. How you behave and what you should choose in Life, if you Believe in God and Life after Death. The Qur'an helps us to understand what's important and it tells us what we should do, not in the strict sense you laid out, but rather like this: "Everything on Earth is halal, if it is not haram" You are therefore allowed to drive a car and buy int etc. At the same time you can considerate this. Cars pollute the Environment and Islam tells us not to hurt anyone or anything - not trees, not animals, not make any harm to Children, men , women old, Young foreigners etc. So when we drive it i is alllowed, but is it the better choice. Use Qur'an as a guuide and decide for yourself what you Believe is the right way to go. Argue with Allah and try to find evidence and support in the Qur'an or sunnah for your choices and justifications. That has happened Before and that is how we should approach Life and Qur'an. And Allah knows better.

Rape and harrassment of women in Egypt - is that islam? No, Islam is love, peace and respect for each other!



I would like to approach this horrible thing that is going on in Egypt today. Firstly it is not okay, and secondly it is not okay. Islam forbids Muslim MEN to look at women so how would it justify this?
Thirdly, when there was a time when there were war and there were slaves, authentic Muslims freed the slaves.

Muslims that didn't free the slaves, but rather kept them, did something hated in Islam. Islam doesn't courage slavery, islam wants to abolish slavery. So, why do I talk about it? There was a "hadith" where a person talks about raping women that were capive and the prophet himself allowed it. you could look at it two ways. The first way is the most common way, that of most non-Muslims and many uneducated Muslims.

 The first way is that this gives the right to have slaves and rape them, thus makes it licite to harrass women in Egypt. The second way is the more un-known way, that of authentic Muslims. This way is that the prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him, didn't force people right away to abandon Everything they used to do. Killing small new-born Girls, drinking alcohol, circumcise Girls, have slaves, have more than one wife, etc.

He allowed [read tolerated] the worst things that was very common and un-critizised in society. Step-by-step he then took Everything of this away and left a guide for how you should approach a non-Muslim and how to be tolerate with his or her mis-guidance. Most people don't follow the best way in Life, but we have, as Muslims, character, patience and strenght enough to tolerate it, Before we fix it - which can be changed only with tolerance, love and pshychology.

It is difficult to hear all the faults you do and change all the misbehavior in one day. It has to be made step-by-step. Qur'an is a step-by-step instruction on how to behave towards people and what is the truth about Life and God. It is a guidance and reminder to Muslims.

I haven't experience this problem in Tunisia, where i live right now, but I see misbehavior not only in men but also in women, not only in how they dress but mostly on how they behave. They are not "Clean" and good. They drink alcohol, go out dancing, dress up in sexy clothes, both men and women, they go to coffeehouses to fume chicha and drink coffee. They Think about Money, marriage and having fun.

Almost nobody Thinks about love, respect, and ISLAM. Nobody. Only those with veil and face-veil.

The rest, they talk about Shariah, but many don't even know the background, then pillars of islam, and they don't use Qur'an as a guide to better behavior. They are far away from Islam. Most of the people here don't pray, evey though the family I am married to does (not all of them though). Prayer is a reminder for the people about Death and what comes after Death and that they should behave in the best manners they can. But they don't. And that is frustrating. They get angry at me for follow islam. They don't like islam - BUT they don't KNOW Islam. Children and teenagers are worse than those in Europé or USA.

I don't feel like a part of this soceity I live in. I don't feel connected with the people around me. NObody seems to know anythig about ISlam. They listen to muslic and watches soap-operas but they should instead read the Qur'an or other useful scientific stuff. They don't read, they don't write. They are worse than pigs and dogs. And these are suppposed to be my sisters and Brothers.

I feel ashamed of them. BUT, I have family and friends that ARE Muslims and understand ISLam toto and want to follow ISLA,. Some people understand but don't want to change andd to be a muslim is ALL about change - change of character and become a better person. Islam hates rape. Islam hates people that behave that way, but Islam tells people to be tolerant and to communicate

2013/05/13

What can we to for the women in Egypt or other Muslim countries?



Muslim people are not "good" Muslims - most of them - only those with beard and niqab or those with a pure heart and love for Allah are good, included Christians and Jews!

Most Muslims complain about their situation but don't see that they are part of the problem.
They have abandoned islam and follow the traditions of their society again. AND won't you Believe it - most of them don't want to follow Islam and get closer to Allah. 

It ain't much you can do about it, but be patient, perhaps do dawah on Internet, or you can move there and start a practice. They are also very afraid of pshychologists, even though Islam IS but psychology all the time. Many don't know much. they are uneducated. 

Don't bother so much about them. Bother about your neighorhood and where you live. Start with yourself, keep up the good work and then continue with your family. After a long time when your kids are grown up you will have time inchallah to do something. Do what you can - and don't get frustrated. It isn't Worth the pain.

The guidance from the Qu'ran to the Muslims on how to treat slaves is to - Free them!



I'm Muslim but wondering what's up with the slavegirl word in the Quran. Does it have a different mistranslated meaning?

Well, First of all, in all things, we need to take the words of Allah according to their context.
during the 1st days of islam, slavery was a so usual way of treating human people of lower conditions and prisoners of war.

If The Prophet would have asked his potential followers to stop slavery right away, the large majority of people would have been schocked and reare who would have followed him. it's a question of psychology and wisdom. the words of God are sacred, yes, but human people are weak. that's why wisdom, philosophy and also strategy were necessary to convince them until they get the message by themselves.

Besides, the Calife Omar Ibn Al Khattab made a great demonstration of the principle of equality of humans in Islam when his governor in Egypt, Amr Ibn Al As's son had been beaten in a horse race by a local peasant. Of course, as the governor's son, he couldn't stand it and whipped him instantly.
after this event happened, the peasant wrote to the Calife about the unfair treatment given to him by the governor's son.

Omar Ibn Al Khattab called them both, and after he heard both of them and witnesses, he asked the peasant to whip Amar Ibn Al As's son right away in the presence of the father, i.e. the governor of Egypt. and after doing so, the calife asked the peasant to do so to the governor himself, but the peasant didn't want to. then, the governor complainted about this treatment, to which the Calife replied by his famous words, engraved in the marble of human universal memory, he said: "When did you enslave humans while their mothers gave them birth free??".

The slavery is something long ago, we think. It is not forbidden in Islam but it is "hated". That means u shouldn't have slaves and free them as soon as possible.

And the slaves that were captivated were usually men and freed as soon as possible.

It said in the holy Qu'ran and in prophet Muhammed's words that you should release slaves and it is well rewarded !

BUT, Slaves are not forbidden in Islam - but hated!

It is not forbidden, but there are rules in Islam about it, so those who have them must respect them.

But, remember, it is hated to have slaves.

Islam opens a lot of doors for slaves to be freed.

Most of the sins that Muslims do will be forgiven if he give a slave his freedom. Read a lot about it in the Fiqh and you will find it.

Al-Azl
So, when you read the Sahih hadith about Azl, which is suspect for many reasons, but could be true, you must put it in a historical context.

But Before I go to the hadith be also aware of the fact that slavery exists until now, so called trafficking and the trafficking is not in the Muslim countries, but in Europe and Asia.

This year, 2013, the United Nations is commemorating the abolition of the slave trade although slavery continues in different forms in almost every country in the world.

Public perception of modern slavery is often confused with reports of workers in low-wage jobs or inhumane working conditions. However, modern-day slaves differ from these workers because they are forced to work under the threat of extreme violence.

The fastest growing problem in modern slavery is trafficking people into the West.

Sahih Muslim, Book 8:3371
The hadith that rages many, for good reasons, because Islam and authentic Muslims hate Slavery, is this one:

From Sahih Muslim, a hadith collection:

Book 008, Number 3371:
 Abu Sirma said to Abu Sa'id al Khadri (Allah he pleased with him): 0 Abu Sa'id, did you hear Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) mentioning al-'azl? He said: Yes, and added: We went out with Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) on the expedition to the Bi'l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing 'azl (Withdrawing the male sexual organ before emission of semen to avoid-conception). But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah's Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah's Messenger [Muhammad] (may peace be upon him), and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born.
Analysing the hadith
Many questions arise when reading it.

Firstly, where is the Arabic source?
Secondly, what war was this?
Thirdly, when did this occur?
Fourthly, what were the circumstances it was said in?
Fiftly when was slavery abolished in Mecka and Medina, i.e. how long did it take until every slave in Saudi-Arabia was free?
Sixtly, what are the Sahih Collection and how did it occur?
Seventhly, if this is true, which I doubt, then the apostle of Allah is only saying a fact, without any prohibitions, because Allah forbid everything only by baby-steps, so it is possible, but unlikely, that if this happened then the prophet didn't like it, but couldn't do anything, because it wasn't the right time to do so. And Allaho Alem.

I begin with the easy questions first.

Battle of Mustaliq
This was the war of Bi'l-Mustaliq. but Before I go on to the details of this war I searched for the Word Mustaliq on the Internet and found this interesting piece to read

The war and the consequences that followed it.
"The enemies of Islam, after steering the course of futile warfare against the new religion for five years, came to realize fully that exterminating Islam is not accessible in the battlefields, so they resorted to other tactics. They, being reputed gossip-mongers, decided to launch a widespread propaganda campaign aiming at slandering the person of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) in a most sensitive area of the Arabian Life, namely ethics and traditions."
Source: Sunnipathislam

This reveals something about the circumstances the hadith was said in, but not fully.

The source of the hadith
I also want to know the source of this hadith. It is taken from the Sealed Nectar written by Shaykh Safi ur Rahman Mubarakpuri. For those who don’t know the Shaykh was one of the major scholars upon the Sunnah in India. He is popularly known for his award winning work on the Seerah of the Messenger of Allah, entitled “ar Raheeq ul Makhtoom” or “The Sealed Nectar“and his supervision of the translation and abridgement of Taseer Ibn Katheer/Kathir.

Abu Sirma
Then I want to know who Abu Sirma is. I have to look up his age and his background. I can't find anything about his, except in hadiths.

I find his name in this hadith found in 'The Book Pertaining to Repentance and Exhortation to Repentance (Kitab Al-Tauba)' of Sahih Muslim. I don't trust the hadith as I don't have the arabic source, but I use it anyway.

"Abu Sirma reported that when the time of the death of Abu Ayyub Ansari drew near, he said: I used to conceal from you a thing which I heard from Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as sayirig: Had you not committed sins, Allah would have brought into existence a creation that would have committed sin (and Allah) would have forgiven them." 67:6620

What can I figure out from this?

Abu Ayyub Ansari
Firstly, Abu Sirma lived when Abu Ayyub Ansari lived. When did Abu Ayyub Ansari live? He was born 576 in Mecka, and died at the age of 97 or 98 in the year of 674 in Constantinople, Byzantine. When did the prophet Muhammad live? He was born in the year 570 and died in the year of 632 at the age of 62 in Yathrib, Arabia, present-day Medina, Saudi-Arabia. In 595 he married Khadija until 619, when Muhammad was 49 years old. Tom Cruise is born in 1962 and is today 51 years old. This very year Muhammad Peace be upon him remarried a woman, a widow, who had a son. Her name was Sawda bint Zam'a.

Sawda bint Zam'a
She was married to him the rest of Muhammad's, peace be upon him, life. In 632, when she become widow for the second time, she received a gift of money, which she spent on charity. Muawiyah I, the first caliph of the Umayyad dynasty bought her house in Medina for 180,000 dirhams. She died in Medina in October 674, 42 years after prophet Muhammad died. Muhammad married her in Shawwal, in the tenth year of His Prophethood, a few days after the death of Khadijah. She was older than Muhammad. If she was older than him, then it means that she was more than 49 years old when she married him. If she then lived another 42 years we sum it up to 91 years old, at least. For me, this is interesting, because a lot of people at that age grew old. Abu Ayyub Ansari was also old when he died. He died at the age of 97 or 98, in 674, the same year as Sawda died. They didn't die in the same village though. She died in Medina, while Abu Ayyub Ansari died in Constantinople.

No, when I remind me of the age and time the hadith was said in, I want to know when the battle of Mustaliq occured.

The battle of Banu Mustaliq took place in December, 627AD, 8th(Sha'ban) month of 6AH of the Islamic Calendar. 200 families were taken as captives, 200 camels and 5000 sheep and goats, as well as a huge quantity of household goodswere taken as booty. The household goods were sold in an auction to the highest bidders.

The battle took place eight years after Khadija had passed away. At this time he was 57 years old, married to Sawda who was more than 57 years old, Aicha raa, Hafsa who was Umar ibn al-Khattabs daughter. Zaynab bint Khuzayma, who the prophet loved and respected very highly died that very same year of the battle. In 628, when 200 families of the tribe of Mustaliq was being captivated, 18 years after the first revelation, 7 years after the emigration to Medina from Mecka, prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him married Juwayriyya bint al-Harith, who was 20 years old (born 608) He was at that time also married to Zaynab bint Jahsh. So, she entered a household with four wives.

The Muslims
The Muslim army had sent a message to Banu Mustaliq to accept Islam, and in doing so abandon their hostilities and continue to live in peace and security in their own land. Instead of accepting this offer Banu Mustalaq declared war and shot one of the Muslim soldiers with an arrow, at which point wild fighting broke out

Juwayriyya bint Harith
She was captured, but not put in prison. She could leave the Place she stayed in, and go and talk to the prophet directly by herself.

"At the first opportunity [after her capture] she went to the Prophet, and pleaded her case with him. She told him that she was the daughter of a chieftain and used to command and because of her unfortunate circumstance she found herself in this helpless position. From a throne made of gold she had fallen into dust. ...How could she possibly live the life as a slave? She pleaded with the Prophet, to take notice of the pitiful and desperate condition in which she found herself.

The Prophet, was moved by her sorrowful plea and asked her if she would like to live as a free woman and be part of his household if he paid her ransom. She had never in her dreams expected this offer. Moved deeply by this unexpected elevation in her status, she exclaimed she would be more than happy to accept."

She was very happy, at the age of 20, to marry him, even though he was a little older than Tom Cruise is today.

Some time later her father and all the men of her tribe who had been freed also accepted Islam as their religion.
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This was routine. Most men was married to more than four women before Islam arrived. Islam came to take that away, and preferably decrease it to just one woman. Everybody, more or less, had more than one wife and most of the households also had slaves, male and female.

The exception from this was when the prophet Muhammad was married Khadija raa, who he held dearly to his heart even after her death. He didn't want to marry more than one woman, but when Islam came, he had to set an example for those who had more than one wife so they had something to follow. He showed them the way - how to treat and respect and be just to people, especially widows and other women who often had been seen down upon.

Okay, let us go back to Abu Ayyub Ansari and Abu Sirma. I don't know when he was born and would like to know that. I truly get confused, as I can't get any relevant information about him. I found some piece of information about slavery at that time though, but still I can't get any information about this man, Abu Sirma. Who was he?

Abu Sirma, a mystery?
He died after Abu Ayyub Ansari (674).  He also knew Abu Sa'id al Khudri who he talked to in the hadith.

Abu Sa'id al-Khudri was also called Sa'id ibn Malik Sinan al-Khazraji al-Khudri. He was Too young to fight at the Battle of Uhud in 625 where his father Malik ibn Sinan fell, he participated in subsequent Campaigns. This was only two years before the battle of Mustaliq. He must have been very young. He must have been born between 600 and 625. He is said variously to have died in 682-684 or 693. Why we don't know the exact date is also a mystery. But this would mean that he was between 60 and 93 years old when he died.

Abu Sa'id
Abu Sa'id is one of the narrators of hadith most frequently quoted. By one count, he has 1170 narrations, making him the seventh most prolific Companion in the transmission of the hadith.

Okay, now i have to know when Sahih Muslim was born and when he died to link these two together, but also searched and investigate more about Abu Sirma.

We have seen that this Project isn't easy. It takes time and effort to understand islam. Islam is great and you learn something new every day. Islam isn't as black and White as many want to see Islam - it is complex with nuances, shape and forms. You just can't look at a hadith and take it as it is. You must reflect upon it, reason and try to understand the background and if it is a true hadith or translation. You have to learn more about the people that lived and said those hadiths.

Sahih Muslim (Arabic: صحيح مسلم, ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, full title Al-Musnadu Al-Sahihu bi Naklil Adli) is one of the al-Kutub al-Sittah (six major ahadith) of the hadith in Sunni Islam. It is the second most authentic hadith collection after Sahih al-Bukhari, and is highly acclaimed by Sunni Muslims. It was collected by Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, also known as Imam Muslim. Sahih translates as authentic or correct.

What am i doing right know?
As you can see, i don't have all the answers. I try to understand the chain of the hadith. Who were the people behind the hadith? How old were they, how did they think? What did they do and say and where did they live?

Muslim Ibn al-hajjaj
The collector of the Sahih Muslim, Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, was born into a Persian family in 204 AH (817 CE) in Nishapur (in modern-day Iran) and died in 261 AH (874/75 CE) in the city of his birth. He traveled widely to gather his collection of ahadith (plural of hadith), including to areas now in Iraq, the Arabian Peninsula, Syria and Egypt.

He evaluated over 300,000 hadiths and choose 4,000 out of them. Each report in his collection was checked and the veracity of the chain of reporters was painstakingly established

Sahih Muslim is divided into 43 books, containing a total of 7190 narrations. However, it is important to realize that Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj never claimed to collect all authentic traditions as his goal was to collect only traditions that all Muslims should agree on about accuracy.

According to Munthiri, there are a total of 2,200 hadiths (without repetition) in Sahih Muslim. According to Muhammad Amin, there are 1,400 authentic hadiths that are reported in other books, mainly the six major hadith Collections.

This would make any one doubt about the sunnah, but it is simple. 1,400 hadith are reported in the six major hadith Collections. But what are they and can you find this hadith in them?

A major thing to understand is that people lived far longer than we do today. They lived for almost 90 years. Sahih Muslim, however, only attained the age of 57 years old. He was born 674-817

Book 037, Number 6620:

Abu Sirma reported that when the time of the death of Abu Ayyub Ansari drew near, he said: I used to conceal from you a thing which I heard from Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as sayirig: Had you not committed sins, Allah would have brought into existence a creation that would have committed sin (and Allah) would have forgiven them.
Let us go back to Abu Ayyub ansari again, to find more clue about the time we dwell in.

When Muhammad arrived in Medina, he was offered accommodation by all of its inhabitants. He wished to stay with the Banu Najjar, whom he was distantly related to. Upon making inquiries as to the member of Banu Najjar closest to him, Muhammad was introduced to Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, with whom Muhammad then stayed for seven months.

Following the Muslim conquest of Egypt, Abu Ayyub moved to a house in Fustat adjacent to the mosque of Amr bin Al'aas which was completed in 642. Several other notable Companions were his neighbors, including Zubayr ibn al-Awwam, Ubaida, Abu Zar, Abdullah ibn Umar and Abdullah ibn Amr bin Al'aas.

He also led a distinguished military career. Of him it was said, "He did not stay away from any battle the Muslims fought from the time of Muhammad to the time of Muawiyah, unless he was engaged at the same time in another."


to be continued...






2013/04/29

People that come to to My blog want to know..



Most people that visit my blog come here because they searched for Muslim fashion, does the dead know about the living and the veil. That is a part of Islam but only a part, like a pin in a needle stack. Do you want to know more, read my blog. 

2013/04/25

Should I see a doctor?



I am really ambitious, have two kids, moved to a foreign country one and a half year ago without their father, even though we are still married. We speak a new language, learn a new culture and above that we get sick, have three hours of homeworks to do, while I study the language as well.

I don't sleep well, I always feel stressed out and I escape this stress with watching a lot of movies and blogging. I am still very tired and I sleep late at night. I feel I don't have the right to sleep as I haven't finished the housework and everything. I don't have friends that can help me. I had, but I was always angry, because I felt they didn't understood me. I also have allergies (pollen, nuts, dustmite).

I try to avoid milk and dairy, bread and sugar. I have BMI 25 and don't exercise. Don't have the time or peace to do that. What shall I do? My stomach hurts, I think it is bloating and my liver hurts when I eat something. I am 33 years old. Am I doing to much? I can't ask for help! 

What is a subject you wish someone would write a book about?

What is a subject You wish someone would write about And which words disgust you?




A recent Slate article analyses our aversion to using certain words. I want to know which words you avoid...
When I read or search for things to read I automatically use words I would like to read about and avoid articles and books that contains curtains subjects. 
What about you? 
What do you avoid reading about and what would you wish to read a whole book about? 
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If you have more than one blog, cross post entries from the blog you want to become popular to your most popular blog. The people who follow you on one may begin to follow you on the other.

If you don't have more than one blog, consider creating another blog or two with different blogging programs - even if you end up just creating a replica of your original blog.

There are different sets of audiences who swear by different blogging programs. You can access these different bloggers and their followers by using as many blogging programs as possible to publish your entries.


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Submit your posts and links to your blog on tools like forums, discovery engines, peer-sourced news feeds and social networking sites. This is very natural way to create interest in your blog among bloggers and non-bloggers alike.
The goal here is similar to cross blogging - get your content out on as many venues as possible.

Consider using your personal social media accounts and email signatures to get people who are already connected to you connected to your blog.


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Write great headlines and subject lines. If people see an entry with a truly eye-catching lead, they're more likely to read it than something that seems dull or dry.
Consider how headlines affect the likelihood that someone will click on a cross posted or shared link. Interesting headlines and subject lines are essential to successfully gathering interest through third parties.


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Step back and analyze your blog as objectively as possible. Does your blog look poorly put together? And have people seen it a thousand times before? Are your images relevant to your topic? Content may be king, but if you present it in a bad way people just won’t read it.
Avoid small fonts, lousy contrast, poor design and difficult to read colors – they’re all turnoffs. Looks are important; first impressions last.

Make sure your blog is properly functioning. There are too many blogs with dead links, plugins that bug out, and other problems.

Clear out the clutter. Less is always more. No amount of widgets or other “cool things” will keep a person interested in your blog. It may even distract them away from your writing. Direct them to your content in an interesting and streamlined way.

Make sure you have a little introduction or indication of what your blog is about near the top of your blog's home page. This way people will know if your blog is relevant to what they're interested in. If you write it well enough, you may even convert people to your interests.


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Stay consistent. Don't lose followers because you failed to update for a while, or changed the theme of your blog unexpectedly.
If you're finding it hard to update at least weekly, look at similar blogs to yours and find entries that created a lot of comments. Lots of comments means that this person wrote about a controversial topic and you can use your response to someone else's blog as a foundation for your own entry.

If you want to post something unusual given the theme of your blog, consider mentioning that and posting it under a link instead - your followers will appreciate that you're thinking about their time and interest.

A smile gave the same level of stimulation that 2000 bars of chocolate would...

Smile and be Encouraging



Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Make things easy! And do not make them complicated! Be cheerful! And do not be repulsive.” [Sahih Bukhari]

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Teach and give good tidings! Make things easy, and do not make them hard!” [Ahmad ibn Hanbal]

These ahadith highlight the importance of being cheerful ourselves, encouraging others and making them optimistic. Imam Ibn al-Qayyim said that a believer should have two wings; one of fear and one of good hope in Allah. If a person were unrealistically optimistic, they would stop working to achieve their goals, thinking that things will come to them anyway. On the other hand, pessimism also prevents a person from acting, since they have no hope and see no good in doing anything. Therefore, as teachers we should encourage optimism at the same time that we discourage overconfidence.

The first hadith also points out that when a person is not cheerful, they do not possess the ability to draw other people to them, instead, they repel them. One of the ways to be cheerful is to smile. The Sahabah told us that nobody smiled more than the Prophet of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam). This is proof enough for us to smile.

Current research tells us that the physical act of smiling releases certain chemicals in our bodies that help us fight disease, produce happiness, and properly modulate sleep and appetite. In addition, when
the brain and heart activity of volunteers was measured, it was seen that a smile gave the same level
of stimulation that 2000 bars of chocolate would. Smiling encourages others to remember happy
events, feel optimistic and be motivated. So, smile to make others more receptive to your message.

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Muslims that admire Israel



I came over this article of a Jewish blogger. I support the Jews for their choice of staying in Israel/Palestine. I support the idea that the holocaust is a terrible thing that we shall never forget and I support every Jew in his or her right to be Jew. I admire Jews.

I understand why this Bosnian man, and author, compares himself with Israel. What happened in Bosnia is the same that happened in Germany and Poland. Most people have forgotten about Bosnia, but not the holocaust in Germany.

The people that did this in Germany re now dead, but other people have taken the same idea of building a country with the "best of people" and started to "defend" themselves against people who don't support their ideas. They are "saving the country and the people" and projected that idea in media, so that everybody shall say that it is okay to defend the country.

Was that what happened in Germany?
Did the Germans "defend" the country and their idea of creting a country from the "best of people"? Yes, they defended it against countries that didn't want their ideas. They didn't succeed. They failed in 1946. They have taken new targets (Muslims) and they are good with the rethorics.

Many countries, like Sweden, didn't defend the Jews. Why is that?
Sweden however defended Bosnia with the help of U.N.
Shall Sweden help Israel to defend themselves against Palestine?
 Or shall they leave Israel to defend themselves against the holocaust people in Israel?

Just a question!

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Islam and terrorism - fact or fiction?



I came over this site and this really excellent article over the subject of Islam, Muslims and terrorism. 

"On the heels of the week of terror in Boston, and with the dramatic death of one suspect and capture of his younger brother—two young men identified as Chechen Muslims—fears of Muslims being linked to terrorism are on the rise. But a local Presbyterian pastor says his research shows that link is a myth.

In his newly-released book, The Search for Truth About Islam; A Christian Pastor Separates Fact From Fiction, San Jose Presbyterian pastor Ben Daniel devotes an entire chapter to what he says is the, “mythic narrative that equates Islam with all that is violent, oppressive, repressive, and vile.”

Terrorism is related to political and nationalistic leanings, he told an audience at a book reading in San Mateo earlier this month, and not religious beliefs.

“I want people to not be afraid, because there is nothing to be afraid of," Daniel said. "In fact the opposite is true. There’s a lot of great happiness and joy when we actually get to know each other.”

In the book he writes, “(I)t would be impossible to overstate the extent to which religious violence lies outside the mainstream of Islam.” From his own research, he found that Muslims from all over the world, “insist that unprovoked violence is incompatible with Islam.”

Earlier this month he said that he wrote the book to help those who struggle with Islamophobia, and

to assure them that, "there's nothing to be afraid of." Fear, he said begets violence; his hope was that the book would help quell those fears.

That connection between fear and violence was evident in an attack on a Palestinian woman in Boston just two days after the Boston Marathon bombings. The Malden Patch reported that the woman, who was wearing a hijab, was punched in the shoulder by a white male who screamed obsenities at her, saying he hated Muslims because, "'You are all terrorists!'"

The chances of a randomly selected Muslim being a terrorist are “less than shuffling a deck of cards and dealing a straight flush,” Daniel said. While it’s possible, the odds are extremely long.

He said he hopes there will come a day when there is no longer a fear about Muslims. Just a little
over a week before the bombings, he read to the audience from the book's conclusion:


“While working on this book, I hoped and prayed that the words contained herein would become unnecessary before the writing of them was completed, that we would overcome out irrational fear and work to solve the real issues that affect us; but these dreams have not come true.”

See Good Neighbor Stories for the original story about his book reading, and the original version of this blog post.

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Be nice to people - it is the Islamic manner of the prophet Muhammad pbuh.

 


Don't be shy to introduce yourself to new people. Greet people that come by, and when they see your recognition they will likely respond. Who knows, you may make a great new friend you could have never met if you hadn't stepped up and said hello.

Start a conversation. Talk about small stuff that you know the person would be interested in. If you don't know the other person well enough to know about their preferences, try to talk about things happening around you. (The meeting you've both been to an hour ago, the new guy in Math class, the fantastic new shoes your colleague has been wearing, etc.) Incorporating humor always helps, people enjoy someone who can make them laugh or has a sense of humor and can understand them. Dry conversation doesn't leave an impression.

Everyone loves compliments, so don't be afraid to say something positive about the other person. But be careful, though, not to flatter them too much. Too much flattery can give the impression that you are sucking up to them, and especially if this new friend is a superior, they will think of you as a lapdog or butt-kisser.
Make arrangements to meet or talk almost every week. Remember to exchange contact methods. Get her email, grab his address, ask for their phone number. Don't leave without getting their personal info if you really like him/her! (However, if they balk at supplying contact information, do not harass them trying to get it. Be nice, smile, and offer to run into them again some day.)

Get them something nice once in a while. And for holidays or birthdays, buy something really special that you know she/he will really appreciate. It doesn't need to be something super expensive. A box
of chocolates, a new notebook, if you really mean it, your friend will get the message and be nicer to you too.

Be polite to others. Help when needed, even to people you have never met before. That person might be lonely, and you may be the only one they have talked to that day. Imagine how happy they will be...and you will be happy also, knowing you have been nice to someone.

Don't cuss. It projects an ugly image of you.

Be nice to everyone, even those who have been nasty to you. Who knows? They might start being nice to you, too! And if they don't, at least you are being decent.

Be eager to offer help. Especially to those who have their arms full, children they are attending to, difficulty walking, carrying heavy articles, etc. One day, you might be like them, and they will offer their help to you. Lending others a helping hand is also a good feeling.

Offer to help clean up after a party or a get-together. The host might be tired, and welcome your help.

Always remember to treat people the way you would like to be treated. If you are nice to people they will treat you in the right manner, and if you are horrible and nasty to people they will think that you're mean and ignore you.

If people are nasty to you, always treat them nicely even though you don't want to. It will come in use one day.

If you have people who are very ill-mannered to you, never act the same way back, because you are bringing yourself down to their level.









2013/04/21

How to chose between reading the Qur'an, do homeworks, be with friends or cooking?

It's sunday!

I am about to decide wether I am going to read the Qur'an, do homeworks with my children, have some friends over or to start cooking.

I also have much other stuff to do, but that is a must.

I feel like I have all day long to do whatever I like. But I also know that I have to do certain things if I want them to be done. I really want to study the Qur'an and read it, but the children take a lot of time. They want to play and have difficulties activating themselves. If they have friends over right now I will start cooking as they will soon be very hungry.

I don't have regular timesettings for when we have to eat. We wake up different times in the morning and go to bed different times. This is due to the fact that I have so much to do, I am always tired in the mornings and stay up late. I go to bed at two o clock at night or later and I wake up at nine or ten in the morning. This is very bad, I know, but I do so much at home.

I read, I learn, I clean, I cook, I talk with my husband through Skype, I go to school  three times a week, I get sick, I help my kids with their homework. Time passes by too quickly. And sometimes I like to watch something on youtube or MCB2.

There is so much to learn and so much to improve in my life and I struggle hard to change myself, my behavior, my routines and I listen to the best of the best, the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, and then also take lectures from other people around me and online. Most people I know clean their houses, visits people, pray and cook. That is it. I can't do only that. I have to do more. For me it is not enough to only clean, talk with people and cook! But I really would like to improve the length of the prayer.

[...]

I decided to cook while the kids started their homeworks, and then we ate and continued the homeworks...

the friends arrived later that night!

And Qur'an...

I only listened to the Kahf!


2013/04/19

What do snails, universe and water have in common?

Spirals are so interesting. They are everywhere. It is really amazing to study spirals, especially when you can find it in snails, universe and water.

Spirals, Spirals, Spirals - so many have been inspired of the natural spiral.

Ammonites, antlers of wild sheep, Archimedes' water spiral, area of high or low pressure, arrangement of the sunflower cores, @, bimetal thermometer, bishop staff, Brittany sign, circles of a sea-eagle, climbs, clockwise rotating lactic acid, clouds of smoke, coil, coil spring, corkscrew, creepers (plants), curl, depression in meteorology, disc of Festós, double filament of the bulb, double helix of the DNA, double spiral, electron rays in the magnetic longitudinal field, electrons in cyclotron, Exner spiral, finger mark, fir cone, glider ascending, groove of a record, head of the music instrument violin, heating wire inside a hotplate, heat spiral, herb spiral, inflation spiral, intestine of a tadpole, knowledge spiral, licorice snail, life spiral, Lorenz attractor, minaret at Samarra (Iraq), music instrument horn, pendulum body of the Galilei pendulum, relief strip of the Trajan's column at Rome or the Bernward column at Hildesheim, poppy snail, road of a cone mountain, role (wire, thread, cable, hose, tape measure, paper, bandage), screw threads, simple pendulum with friction, snake in resting position, snake of Aesculapius, snail of the interior ear, scrolls, screw alga, snail-shell, spider net, spiral exercise book, spiral nebula, spiral staircase (e.g. the two spiral stairs in the glass dome of the Reichstag in Berlin), Spirallala ;-), Spirelli noodles, Spirills (e.g. Cholera bacillus), springs of a mattress, suction trunk (lower jaw) of the cabbage white butterfly, tail of the sea-horse, taps of conifers, tongue and tail of the chamaeleon, traces on CD or DVD, treble clef, tusks of giants, viruses, volute, watch spring and balance spring of mechanical clocks, whirlpool, whirlwind.

2013/04/18

New-old traditions or islam? What do you want in your life?

Just because some people do what Islam tells us to do i e protect nature, animals and human beings, it doesn't mean that you know everything. These moral values have arisen the latest centuries. In some countries like Sweden, woman and man are considered equal and that is the status they should have, because Islam gave it to them 1400 years ago, i.e. that they are partners in marriage and equal.

Islam advocates this, but few Muslims, men and women, practice it because they are ignorant. Most Muslims that acctually practice islam are converts (and some Muslims that understand islam and follow it), but they often don't have the confidence to resist new-old traditions. It is a fight for converts and those who want to follow Islam to acctually do it, a really hard struggle, especially if they live with a partner (woman or man) that refuses to give up new-old traditions. 


You can interpret the Qur'ân in many ways

You can interpret the Qur'an in many ways.

Yes, you can. It is just exactly the same as reading a book. Some parts of it you will understand, other parts are more difficult. Everything you understand is based on your pre-understanding. The more knowledge you have about history, psychology, the brain, sense, languages (arabic and translation), kognitiv science etc, the better you will understand the book. 

However, it is not only intellect that will help you understand the Qur'an, but also your motivation, and if you want to understand more than one perspective, i.e. that of your own. 

Those who are not Muslims aren't because Allah haven't guided them. Why? Only God knows. But most of the time people reject Qur'an as the truth. They are not happy with the truth (and also confused about the message billions of people are spreading about Muslims and Islam all over the world, through un-islamic behavior and distorted information from Media). 

So the answer to the question hos do I interpret the Qur'an is that you shall never give up on it, even though you don't understand it right now, because with experience, new science and advanced studies, you will, inchallah come to clarify every thing that you doubt about in Qur'an. Just have patience and pray to Allah that he will give you light and guidance. He hears every prayer and responds to it, even though you don't feel it right away. 

For example if you ask Allah to have love, perhaps you will lose somebody so that you will know what IS love. Or if you want to understand something better, maybe he will give you an experience so that you will understand the thing your want deeply. 

Never give up on Allah, He is listening right now and he watches everything you do and He wants you to have light, but you have to pray to have light. At least reflect or meditate. Light will come when you reflect on the Creation, inchallah. 

Peace be with you! 
Salam aleikum

Allah is the One who guides your family and friends, but you must set an example!

Muslims will not help people to find Guidance i.e. islam, through debates and arguments but rather through their good examples (i.e. their character and actions)

Do you take a verse to try to explain it without context?

When you take a part of the Qur'an, for example a verse or part of a verse, without consider the whole context and background to gain understanding to why the verse was revealed, then you don't practice islam. If you don't say the whole truth, only a part of the truth, you may be considered a lier and it is only the whole truth that is accepted. 

You are a witness of the Creatures of God - so say the testimony today!

To testify - what does that mean?

It means that you have seen, heard or experienced something. A testimonial in court must tell what she or she has heard, seen and experienced.

If you have read, heard and thought about God and Qur'an you are a witness.

It is easy to be a witness i.e. to become a Muslim. You only have to say: I have just heard, seen and thought about God (when reading about God in the Bible, Torah or Qur'an) and I witness about it. I also witness that there is a God, and nothing can be compared to God, he is Unique, One. And I believe in Him. I bear witness that I have seen Gods words, i.e. the Qur'an.

I also testify that Jesus, Moses and Muhammad peace be upon them all, knew about God, heard his message and that they are prophets and Messengers.

Ash-hado an la illaha illa Allah. Wa ash-hado anna muhammadan rasol Allah.

Why do you do it?

You should never do it because it will appreciated, you must do it because Allah told you so and that is why you keep doing it with love!

Universe is a spiral and so says the Qur'ân

When you start to reflect upon Big Bang and the ressemblancw with Qur'ân it is easily done that you take a new theory, that of the explosion of Big Bang and the expansion of the Universe as a whole truth. the fact is that you must never take science as primary source. why? Because science and theories always change. the theory of Big Bang and the explosion was made during 20th century. 


Recently scientist have made a statement that Universe couldn't have exploded at all and perhaps it isn't expanding, but they say that Universe may be in the form of a spiral.


When you search the Quran for evidence you may find one verse talking about this spiral form.


اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِن شَجَرَةٍ مُّبَارَكَةٍ زَيْتُونِةٍ لَّا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ نُّورٌ عَلَى نُورٍ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ لِنُورِهِ مَن يَشَاء وَيَضْرِبُ اللَّهُ الْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ
24.35

24.35. God is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His Light is like a niche wherein is a lamp; the lamp is in a crystal, and the crystal, shining as if a pearl-like radiant star, lit from the oil of a blessed olive tree that is neither of the east nor of the west. The oil would almost give light of itself though no fire touches it. Light upon light! God guides to His Light whom He wills. God strikes parables for people. God has full knowledge of all things.

What is a niche? 

A niche is a half circle that is behind for example a statue. The Arabic word for niche are two, half circle, right angle. If you study this further you may find that a right angle is always in a half circle and it forms a triangle. Look at BBCs picture of a semicircle with an right angle forming a triangle. 

If you then take the halfcircle and imagine it on a piece of paper. Then you cut out a semi circle at one of the sides. Then you may, if the paper or material is soft and flexible, start to wind it like a spiral having the form of DNA. 

If you afterwards look at pictures of Universe you see that it has a form of a spiral, so then what can we conclude? 

That Allah is the Most Powerful and the most knowledgable. subhanallah.

Allaho Akbar!

If you want to know more about spirals, please visit Spirals mathematics

When will hamburgers and marriages be forbidden?

They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.

This extract is taken from the Bible, 1 Timothy, chapter 4, verse 3

When people today talk about Islam they are taught by Media. They begin to question things that are part of the good things in life. Interesting to consider is that there are a possibility that even things that are seen upon today as normal will be seen as something "weird" or against "science" or moral or emotional opinions. The fact that most swedes today say that everything is okay, as long as it don't hurt anyone. So for example, killing of course is today not accepted, but it may be that in the future it will. As the Bible says, perhaps a normal thing such as marriage will be prohibited and also eating certain things. Already today we see the tendencies of not eating certain things, due to a belief that it is harmful for you. It is often called a diet. Today people ask about hijab, because the western society abolished it a few years ago. But in the future it is possible that you won't eat hamburger any longer. 

The most common questions are today a few. Two hundreds or thousands years ago they didn't question these ideas as they do today. 

Questions that arise are often?

Most Common Questions asked by Non-Muslims

Q1. Why is a man allowed to have more than one wife in Islam? i.e. why is polygamy allowed in Islam?

Q2. If a man is allowed to have more than one wife, then why does Islam prohibit a woman from having more than one husband?

Q3. Why does Islam degrade women by keeping them behind the veil?

Great talks by TED

One of my favourite none-Muslim web pages is TED.com. Why? Because you feel inspired afterwards. If you go to my sidebar where it says websites worth visiting twice you will find a button labeled inspiring talk. If you push that button you will go to an external website, but who cares, it is really good.

There are for example three lectures or inspirational talks about Islam on TED and a lot more. Please enjoy. 

2013/04/17

If you eat porc, then what about lion meat or snake meat?


TOOTH CLIPPING of pigs, why? And why is it not allowed to eat pigs? Pigs have big teeth, just as lion have, and they are also forbidden to eat. Any animal with those kind of teeth are forbidden to us. It is difficult to find a picture with a pig having these teeth, but you can find the skull of it if you google it. So next time you think of pigs, think of it as you eat lion meat.



Piglets suckling. They will compete for and defend the best teats.

Soon after they are born, the teeth of piglets are often clipped.

The purpose of teeth clipping is to reduce injuries caused by piglets to each other and to their mother as they fight for the best teats.
Why are piglets born with sharp incisor teeth?

Sows don’t always have enough milk to feed all their piglets, especially if they have large litters. To ensure that at least some of the piglets survive, the strongest get preferential treatment.

The teats nearest the front of her body get the most milk. The teats towards the back of the body get progressively less.

Piglets are born with sharp incisor teeth to fight for the best teats. Once a piglet has established ownership of a teat, he or she will vigorously defend it.

Fighting for teats is most severe if the sow does not have enough milk for all her piglets. This can happen if the sow has more piglets than she can look after or if she is in poor body condition, or if for some reason she eats less food.

What is a truth?

What do you answer when somebody asks what is a "truth". Scientists are so unsure that they pose these questions all the time. They always say, the probability of that is high, but they are never sure. And that is shown in their questions. So how do you answer what is a "truth"? not "the" truth but "a" truth?

But My truth is not always your truth. 

Yes, of course you can see it like this, but we must have some points of reference, don't we? And if we have them, then let us postulate and assume that these are truths, when we both have agreed?

Yes, it become Our truth.

So, you believe that we have a brain and a reason? Do you think that we have a heart and emotions/feelings? Do you believe that it, biologically, is needed two parents to make a baby? At least in the laborary? Most people agree on certain things. For example, everybody has got a father and a mother, don't they? So, if everybody agree that they have a father and a mother, biologically, isn't that true? Or, do you still have doubts about that? Does this become only Our truth?

No

What we can measure with our senses, for example, we all know that we exist, and that there are animals and things around us, isn't that true? In scientific contexts we say that they are deductive results, I.e. anyone can confirm it with there own experiments and have the same results over and over again. 

Do you mean what is "the truth"? 

No, that is not the question. I already know THE truth, I.e. Islam. My question is what is "a" truth? Because most people don't see things objective, they think they do, but they don't. Most of the time they have moral opinions and emotions blocking them to see the truth, so for them everyone has their own story so it becomes separate truths. I.e. they have different understandings of a thing, so the difference makes different trust. But it two persons touch an elephants trunk and another the tail, do they then have the same truth or different truths? Only the one who can see will see the whole pictures, I.e. the Muslims. But the blind may not believe the seeing person, even though he says that he is not blind.

What is islam, a Muslim and who is Allah?

Islam - Islam is derived from the Arabic root "Salema": peace, purity, submission and obedience. In the religious sense, Islam means submission to the will of God and obedience to His law. I.e. when you obey and start telling the truth to yourself you will gain inner peace.

Muslim - The words Islam and Muslim come from the same 3 letter root word (s,l and m) in arabic. Islam by definition means surrender and submission only to the one true creator. A muslim by definition means one who surrenders and submits to the laws of God.

Allah - "Allah" is the same word that Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews use for God. If you pick up an Arabic Bible, you will see the word "Allah" being used where "God" is used in English. This is because "Allah" is the only word in the Arabic language equivalent to the English word "God" with a capital "G". Additionally, the word "Allah" cannot be made plural or given gender (i.e. masculine or feminine), which goes hand-in-hand with the Islamic concept of God. Because of this, and also because the Qur'an, which is the holy scripture of Muslims, was revealed in the Arabic language, some Muslims use the word "Allah" for "God", even when they are speaking other languages.

Do you want the truth?

If you want Haqq, i.e. want allah, you need to practice Haqq. What is haqq? it is the truth.

Your environment affects your behavior

The environment i.e. television, house, neighbors, friends, family all affect you. Please be careful about what you choose to have around you.

Listen to this 3 minutes lectures of Shad Imam.

Your environment affects your behavior

Happy Muslim Mama: Moroccan Henna Party



Happy Muslim Mama: Moroccan Henna Party

Muslims are not rich, but when it comes to marriages, they spend quite a deal...They are treated like princes and princesses and they look like and treat the guests like princes and princesses too.

2013/04/07

The secret call to Islam and the importance of gifts

Khālid ibn Sa`īd ibn al-As or Khalid ibn Sa`d ibn al-`As al-Amawi (Arabic: خالد بن سعيد‎) was a companion to prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and he had a daughter called Umm Khalid, as she had a son that she called Khalid - after her father.

The era of secret call to Islam was the time when Khalid ibn Said converted to Islam. He was like us today. He had a father that was not listening to what people said about God. His father continued to follow the traditions of his family and the society. He didn't have integrity and courage nor faith to change his life and his mindset, but his son, Khalid, was a sensible person and he followed his dreams.

The dream said that if you follow our fathers wish, you will not be happy. So, he turned to the only person that he knew was not like others, a person that seemed foolish when he went against the authority of the society. He talked to the man that was not conventional, accepted as authority, rather this person was against the society.

 Society didn't like him as he didn't do as he was told to do. Khalid must have trusted in the prophet because he asked him for guidance. If he had prayed before that we cannot know, but he wanted answers on how to live he life. Counselling for a matter of fact. This was the time when Khalid accepted and followed the advice of the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and he did what he was asked to do.

Khalid bin Said. Hazrat Khalid was a leading figure of the Quraysh and belonged to a rich family.

One night, Khalid bin Said, who had extensive knowledge of Arab literature, saw in his dream that our Holy Prophet (PBUH) rushed to save him when his father wanted to throw him into the pits of Hell.

He woke up screaming. Hazrat Khalid understood that such a clear dream could not be meaningless. He said, “By God, this dream is true”, and without losing time, he quickly ran to Abu Bakr. Abu Bakr said, “I hope the best for you. The Messenger of God is going to save you. Quickly go and subject yourself to him! You are going to follow him, convert to Islam, and then be with him. And he is going to save you ( by the fact that you follow his advice) from falling into Hell as you saw in your dream.”

Hazrat Khalid quickly went to our Holy Prophet (PBUH) and asked, “Oh Muhammad! What do you call people to do?”

Our Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, “I call people to believe in God, who is One and does not have a partner, to believe that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger, and to forgo worshipping certain pieces of rock that cannot hear, cannot see, cannot benefit nor harm, and are unaware of those who worship and who do not worship them.”

Hazrat Khalid carefully listened to these words with respect and immediately recited the testimony of faith (shahada): “I testify that you are God’s Messenger!” (1)

Our Holy Prophet (PBUH) was immensely happy that this individual had entered the circle of Islam.

Hazrat Khalid began to mention Islam to other people in his family and around as soon as he became Muslim. A while later, his wife Umayna, also joined the ranks of Muslims.

Khalid had a daughter and she once had a garment as a gift that she was given from the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

She must have been very proud of being thought of because she told people about it. It is Sunnah to give people presents as it increase the love for the other and also friendship.

"Umm Khalid said, "Some clothes, including a black khamisa (an outer garment made of silk or wool fabric) were brought to the prophet peace be upon him, whereupon he said, "What do you think whom we should give this khamisa to wear?" The listeners kept silent. Then he said, "bring me Umm Khalid." Umm Khalid said, "I was brought to the prophet peace be upon him who dressed me the garment with his own hands and said twice, Wear it out." (Narrated by al-Bukhari).

What we can understand of this was that the prophet preferred to give new clothes to people he wanted to have good kinship with. As umm Khalid was his friend he must have thought of giving something to one of his most beloved family members - his daughter.

Narrated Um Khalid:(the daughter of Khalid bin Said) I went to Allah's Apostle with my father and I was Wearing a yellow shirt. Allah's Apostle said, "Sanah, Sanah!" ('Abdullah, the narrator, said that 'Sanah' meant 'good' in the Ethiopian language). I then started playing with the seal of Prophethood (a mark in between the Prophet's shoulders) and my father rebuked me harshly for that. Allah's Apostle said. "Leave her," and then Allah's Apostle (invoked Allah to grant me a long life) by saying (thrice), "Wear this dress till it is worn out and then wear it till it is worn out, and then wear it till it is worn out." (The narrator adds, "It is said that she lived for a long period, wearing that (yellow) dress till its color became dark because of long wear.")

Questions that rise is how old she was when she was brought to him, where she lived and how she was dressed normally. Probably she was a little girl and her father was wealthy and inspite of this she didn't choose to wear a lot of new clothes every season. She lived a long life and wore the same garments we can assume, at least the garments she was given from the prophet, they were special for her and she kept it as a reminder and it felt good every time she wore it or saw it. We shall not keep things that are in excess and we shall keep things that are nice to see or wear. That will make us feel good.