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? 
Write a comment!

How to get people to read your blog

Interact with other blogs. This helps create relationships with both the blogger whose blog you're interacting with and the people who follow that blog.
Make interesting, relevant comments on popular blogs. This will spark curiosity about your blog, and you may be able to pull followers.

Respond to every comment someone leaves on your blog. You want the person who is responding to your entry to feel welcomed, respected and deserving of attention. This will make them more likely to talk about and share your blog with other people.

Find blogs similar to yours to interact with - liked minded individuals will want to see your view on the interest you share.

Respond to popular, topical articles or blog posts on your own blog. People like to see how writers interact with each other and will be interested to see how you responded to someone whose opinion they care about.

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Cross blog! Simply share an entry from one of your blogs with another one of your blogs - either by providing a link or copy and pasting, or both. This is a great way to get multiple audiences interested in your material.
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. 

2013/04/05

The rooster is awake!

Every time I here the rooster make his sweet noise I know more or less that he sees something Beautiful - our Angels around us. They descend at night and as it is the night between Thursday and Friday it is a special day too.

Every night I can hear the rooster about two hours Before the sunrise, but today and this night I hear him more often. I Think it is because people read Qur'an now.

If you read surat al-Kahf, at least the first ten verses of it, Allah will give you Nur and it will last from the last Friday until this Friday and if you read it the next Friday He will continue to give it to you until the next Friday and so on.

I can't hear the rooster any longer. Perhaps the angels are gone now. So sad.

No, I can hear him again. It makes me smile.

 

A-dam, was he a descendant from Cro-magnon?

There is a big question mark for me when it comes to our history. Where do we come from? Are we from the Neanderthales or Cro Magnon? There is a lack of evidence and there is several theories about our history, but no one has any evidence. I am stuck and can't get any more information about our beloved A-dam scientifically, The first human being, about 30 m tall, who talked and knew God. When did he live? Where did he live? To be helped with my scientific research I have to consult the truthful Qur'an. What does Qur'an say about him and the sunnah?

[..]The people are all the Children of Adam, and Adam was created from dust.”
Most Muslim say Allahoalem, but if we really Think about it, Allah never mention that he created Adam directly from dust and thus became a human being. It could be a long process from the first bacteries until the apes and human beings. We don't know but we should certainly Believe that Allah is truthful against us and that the information He gives us is valuable. We should take a deeper look unto what the hadiths are telling us instead of imagine a lot of things in our head and then go out in the World and observe and analyze our findings and see if we can find anything that is related to the Truth that Allah gave us, through our Prophets and the most beloved of them, Muhammad Peace be upon him.

And when we look at the fossils we have found of Cromagnon we can directly consider that these are not tall, as Adam was, according to what Allah has said to us through his Messengers.

People have been decreasing in stature since Adam's creation. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 543)
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall. When He created him, He said to him, "Go and greet that group of angels, and listen to their reply, for it will be your greeting (salutation) and the greeting (salutations of your offspring." So, Adam said (to the angels), As-Salamu Alaikum (i.e. Peace be upon you). The angels said, "As-salamu Alaika wa Rahmatu-l-lahi" (i.e. Peace and Allah's Mercy be upon you). Thus the angels added to Adam's salutation the expression, 'Wa Rahmatu-l-lahi,' Any person who will enter Paradise will resemble Adam (in appearance and figure). People have been decreasing in stature since Adam's creation.[1]

We do not know if he was a descendant of Cro-Magnon and I don't Think so either, until now, because Adam was tall and Cro-Magnon was not. But science has still hard work to do and until they found what Muslims already know for certain we can work with them and pray a lot, because that is what Allah has told us to do.