Archive for September, 2010

The Islamic Weekly Eid

September 17, 2010

I did not know what Jews usually do during Saturdays until I read this post. I read about what they are not allowed to do on Sabbaths. Allah has prescribed this for the Jews for a reason, I believe.

Friday is considered a holy day in Islam and it is known as the weekly Islamic Eid.

On Fridays:

  • men pray Jumaa (Friday) prayer in congregation in the Masjid while women pray Dhuhr (noon prayer) at home,
  • selling is continued after Jumaa prayer,
  • people visit their families, and
  • people enjoy their time in doing what they like to do like going to parks, cooking, walking, fishing, hunting, … etc.

I usually spend some of my time on shopping for my needs and on the Internet.

What do you usually do on Fridays?

Eid Mubarak!

September 10, 2010

May the blessings of Allah keep your heart and home happy and joyous! Eid Mubarak!

Come Back, Ramadan

September 7, 2010

Tomorrow or the day after it will be the last day of Ramadan.

I hope Allah will forgive my sins and accept my fast, amen!

Wishing you acceptance and forgiveness! Let us pray that Allah helps us on keeping away from sins!

Alim – The World’s Most Useful Islamic Software

September 1, 2010

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It really is useful!

I am very excited to have discovered Alim. It is a new free beta service for Muslims and non-Muslims to study and explore Islamic resources including the Quran and Prophetic Hadiths:

Alhamdolillah, the mission of the Alim Foundation / is, to:

  1. Launch the creation of diverse Islamic knowledge to anyone who can tie it to classical sources: Al-Qur’an and Ahadith
  2. a.   Expand the understanding of Al-Qur’an and Ahadith beyond a privileged class
    b.   Foster distribution of smallest enhancements of authoritative knowledge to a broader audience.

  3. Create an online social network for thinking Muslims who care about Islamic knowledge and not Islamic conjecture
  4. a.   Give Muslims a way to trust in their own knowledge by allowing them to share their beliefs with other Muslims that have similar knowledge.
    b.   Help foster the idea that Imam’s knowledge can be complemented and enhanced by fellow Muslims.

  5. Provide technology and professional services to organizations that serve Islam & Muslims
  6. a.   Connect organizational guidance and documents to classical Islamic sources
    b.   Enable Muslim organizations to share their content and people with each other
    c.   Allow Muslims organizations to thrive through the use of modern technologies without needing more money