Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

Prayers

November 26, 2010

Here is a link to a Webpage with a list of prayers in Arabic and English which you can recite after daily prayers and in anytime.

May Allah, the Almighty God, accept our prayers, amen.

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I Believe

November 20, 2010

It would not hurt anyone if I believe in God, would it? And, it will definitely have no harm if someone does not believe that God exists.

Then, I do believe …

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Nothing negative happened.

What is Wrong?

November 19, 2010

Why is there so much hatred in this world?

So, I commented on a video on YouTube about a Pakistani pilgrim who had the chance to perform Hajj this year. I was so happy for him and for all the pilgrims and prayed to Allah to offer us the chance to visit Makkah in this life. One person replied to my comment with what it meant:

May Allah tell him to tell his neighbors to stop bombing themselves, amen.

What do you think? Has not his comment blew it up? Could not this comment get you depressed? It did to me. If he was trying to say something good, he could not have said it in that way. It is mocking me and the pilgrim, is not it?

And I am still wondering why they hate us? Not all Muslims are Al-Qaeda. I wish Taliban and Al-Qaeda be wiped out. They are harming Islam and Muslims all over the world. We are struggling to cure the wounds that they have inflicted by their stupid rampages.

May Allah help us in eradicating the minds of destruction and hate, amen.

The Islamic Pilgrimage: Hajj

November 6, 2010

Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage, is a dream journey for every believing Muslim. To know about Hajj:

And here is a beautiful video clip about Hajj:

In Hajj, all Muslims are equal. The poor and the rich walk together and all wear white garments. All united by Islam.

May Allah support us and help us in undertaking Hajj soon, amen.

Best Opportunity for Repentance!

November 6, 2010

Tomorrow, if Allah wills, is the first day of the month of Dhul Hijjah, may it be full of Allah’s blessings and forgiveness. The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are blessed and the Muslim has to make the most of them by:

  • praying more sincerely,
  • spending more time in studying the Quran,
  • fasting those days,
  • doing more good like helping the poor, planting the earth, cleaning the environment, visiting the family, being honest and kind, and visiting the ill,
  • asking eagerly for Allah’s forgiveness and acceptance of repentance, and
  • making effort to clarify the misconceptions about Islam by behaving like a real Muslim: stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol, stop following women, stop wasting time in cafes and malls, spend your money more wisely, regard people’s feelings, be kind to the elderly and children, love Allah’s creatures, make your family happy, and keep your city clean.

May Allah forgive our sins and mistakes, that which we know of and which we do not know of, amen.

Online Religious Intolerance Experiences

November 5, 2010

Have you had one?

I have been a victim of online religious intolerance in more than one occasion. Since then, I have reduced my interaction with the world on the Web, especially on Websites where one can have and share dialogues with people of other faiths and backgrounds. One of those incidents that had nearly got me into a state of complete depression was a conversation on a blog owned by an American Islamophobe called Daniel Pipes, who thinks that all Muslims are brown.

Racial Profiling in America

The Islamophobes on his blog did not believe that I was a Muslim woman who enjoys her life and is proud to follow Islam. They addressed me as a woman who is smothered by Sharia and they accused me of lying when I wrote that I am a young woman who finished her higher studies and that I got a job. They could not believe that a Muslim woman can choose to study and work. More than that was said and accusations against me and Islam were more appreciated than the facts that I presented to them. It was useless to argue. It continued for days and my mental state was getting worse. Later I decided to leave the online world.

But, my love for my religion and my sense for duty to protect it grew and I believed that the efforts of a few can do a great change. No matter what happens, I will use this blog as a window for the rest of the world so people with open minds can settle down and ponder.

Blindness is an enemy to mankind. Let their be light in our lives.

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 / Alim.org 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

Alim.org

Regarding 9/11 & Eid Al-Fitr Coincidence

August 31, 2010

Ibnat al-Hidayah has cleared everything up regarding Eid Al-Fitr which is a festival celebrated to break the 30-day fast during Ramadan, and she also clarified the misconceptions held by some in that we build Masjids only on holy sites.

Of course, I am not excited that Eid Al-Fitr coincides with the 9/11 anniversary this year. And, I really do see the importance of expanding one’s knowledge regarding others’ faith at such a time.

I only have one thing to say regarding this matter:

Al-Qaeda, damn on you.

Yeah, I am Not Bothering You

August 31, 2010

Muslim Population Venn Diagram

August 30, 2010

I found this Venn diagram (click it to go to the source):

Muslim Population Venn Diagram

Really, why do they hate us?

Questioning the Creation of Man

August 25, 2010

Allah says in the Holy Quran:

Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind; but most of mankind know not. (57)

Quran 40:57

Many keep on questioning the creation of the humankind. And some claim that we are the result of pure chance. How can that be when the Earth we live on and the sky that protects us are both more complex than our own bodies?

The perfect our bodies are, and the complex the blue sky and the wide ground, the more illogical to say they are all occurred by chance.