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11
Apr
2012

Pride

posted by ibn zakir on 11th April 2012 - 0 comments
Pride By Yusuf Islam It is We who created you and gave you shape. Then We bade the angels, "Bow down to Adam," and they bowed down. Not so Iblis. He refused to be of those who bowed down. And God said, "What prevented thee from bowing down when I commanded thee?' He said, "I am better than he. Thou didst create me of fire and him from clay." And God said, "Get thee down from here. It is not for thee to be arrogant here. Get out, for thou art the meanest of creatures."' (7:11-13) The word or the name for pride in Arabic is 'kibr'. This is the inner quality of pride. The name of the outward quality is 'takabbur' which means arrogance. It is the worst attribute of a human being, and owing to this sin, Shaytan, Iblis as he was known, was expelled from Paradise. There is a hadith or saying of the Prophet, salla'llahu 'alayhi wa sallim, with regard to pride. Ibn Mas'ud reported that the Messenger of Allah, salla'llahu 'alayhi wa sallim, said, 'No one who has got faith in his heart to the weight of a mustard-seed shall enter the Fire and nobody who has got pride in his heart to the weight of a mustard-seed shall enter Paradise.'
10
Apr
2012

HALAL / HARAAM ?

posted by ibn zakir on 10th April 2012 - 0 comments
HALAL / HARAAM ? What is Halal ? The following products are definitely Halal: 1. Milk (from cows, sheep, camels, and goats) 2. Honey 3. Fish 4. Plants which are not intoxicant
2
Jan
2012

The Hajj

posted by ibn zakir on 2nd January 2012 - 0 comments
The Hajj (Arabic: حج‎ Ḥaǧǧ "pilgrimage") is the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is one of the largest pilgrimages in the world, and is the fifth pillar of Islam, a religious duty that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so.[1] The Hajj is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to God (Allah in the Arabic language).[2]

The pilgrimage occurs from the 8th to 12th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and last month of the Islamic calendar. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, eleven days shorter than the Gregorian calendar used in the Western world, the Gregorian date of the Hajj changes from year to year. Ihram is the name given to the special spiritual state in which Muslims live while on the pilgrimage.

The Hajj is associated with the life of Islamic prophet Muhammad from the 7th century, but the ritual of pilgrimage to Mecca is considered by Muslims to stretch back thousands of years to the time of Abraham (Ibrahim). Pilgrims join processions of hundreds of thousands of people, who simultaneously converge on Mecca for the week of the Hajj, and perform a series of rituals: Each person walks counter-clockwise seven times around the Kaaba, the cube-shaped building which acts as the Muslim direction of prayer, runs back and forth between the hills of Al-Safa and Al-Marwah, drinks from the Zamzam Well, goes to the plains of Mount Arafat to stand in vigil, and throws stones in a ritual Stoning of the Devil. The pilgrims then shave their heads, perform a ritual of animal sacrifice, and celebrate the three day global festival of Eid al-Adha.
29
Dec
2011

Friday prayer (Salat al juma)

posted by ibn zakir on 29th December 2011 - 0 comments
Friday, is a religious festival for the Muslims. In this holy day, the Muslims gather at the mosques. They listen to the khutbas. Then, they either do their usual works or pay visits. In a hadith, Hz. Muhammad orders, “The most propitious day the sun rises on is Friday. Adam (r.a) was put on the Heaven at that day, was taken out of it at that day. The doomsday will be Friday” All these events bear in itself many goods and wisdom. Hz. Muhammed (s.a.v) at the time of his migration read his first khutba and had the first Friday Salaat performed by the Muslims at “Ranuna valley” in “Salim İbni Avf” territories near Medina. The time for Friday prayer (Salat al juma) is the time for noon salat. Athan is read at the minarets of the mosques. As the same for noon salat, 4 rakat salat is performed as the sunnah of the Friday Salat. Then, an interior ezan is read in the mosque. A khutba is read on the pulpit. After the khutba, the fardh of the Friday pray is performed by reading the fatiha and the verses aloud. After fardh salat, like the first sunnahh salat which is 4 rakats, the last sunnah of the salat is performed. Then, the salat called “zuhr-u ahir” which is 4 rakats is performed. This last noon salat is performed like a normal noon salat, but reading verses after fatiha at each rakat is better. Then, as the sunnah of the time, like the sunnah of morning pray, 2 rakats are performed. 2 rakats of Friday pray is a religious duty for the people that bear the necessary conditions. Friday pray has 12 conditions other than normal salats, 6 of them are related with the conditions for the pray to be performed and 6 of them are related to the performance of the pray.
28
Dec
2011

Makkah Lego

posted by ibn zakir on 28th December 2011 - 1 comment
31
Oct
2011

hadith

posted by ibn zakir on 31st October 2011 - 0 comments
Here are some hadith: 1. Suplication is the essence of worship. 2. Convey from me even if only a verse. 3. Allah is beautiful and loves beauty.
22
Oct
2011

kalimahs

posted by ibn zakir on 22nd October 2011 - 0 comments
kalimahs As you should know, kalimahs are very important. E.G, you die in your sleep and you pray all your kalimahs and inshallah you will go to JANNAH.Children often pray the kalimahs because they are learning them. But when you are older you begin to forget to pray all 7. Some people, maashallah are very sleepy and wont sleep until they pray the 7 kalimahs. 1. لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَّسُوْلُ اللّٰهِؕ 2.شْهَدُ اَنْ لَّآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللہُ وَحْدَهٗ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهٗ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّ مُحَمَّدً اعَبْدُهٗ وَرَسُوْلُهٗؕ 3.سُبْحَان اللهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ وَ لآ اِلهَ اِلّا اللّهُ وَ اللّهُ اَكْبَرُ وَلا حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّة ِ الَّا بِاللّهِ الْعَلِىّ الْعَظِيْم
17
Oct
2011

Islam - The Religion Of Peace

posted by ibn zakir on 17th October 2011 - 0 comments
Islam - The Religion Of Peace

Today, many non-Muslims regard Islam as a religion that promotes violence, terrorism and war. Unfortunately, they rely in their view of Islam on the general media, which is not always accurate in reporting the news. Many media outlets, such as TV, radio, newspapers and magazines, are influenced by their investors or owners who have certain agendas and who want to promote certain values and points of view. Other media outlets are simply after the "big story", in order to make more money and more profits. Others are simply "followers", who only gather news from other sources, re-package it and try to sell it again purely as a business.

In all these cases, the news reporting is not accurate, but is driven by ulterior motives or simply by profits. Only very few media organizations are committed to providing accurate and true information, regardless of financial gain. Therefore, people today should be very careful in what they take from the media.

Before blindly accepting what the TV, radio or newspaper is reporting, one should think critically about what is being reported. Is this being reported accurately, or is it being exaggerated or even completely fabricated? Who are these people reporting the news, and do they have vested interests to report the story in a certain way, or are they completely objective and fair? Critical thinking is very important in all aspects of life, especially when it comes to accepting the media reports about important and controversial issues.

Islam is in fact a religion that promotes peace and understanding among people of all faiths, and it strongly prohibits all forms of violence and aggression against all people regardless of their faith or race.
24
Aug
2011

WING CHUN

posted by ibn zakir on 24th August 2011 - 0 comments
Assalam ualaykun. As been said by Abu Muhammad my dad that he knows WING CHUN KUNG FU, he also teaches me all this too. And best of all, i am a master of nunchuckers and know trying to be a wooden nunchuck master and maybe a metal one!!!

Jazakallah
24
Aug
2011

Jihad

posted by ibn zakir on 24th August 2011 - 0 comments
Jihad, an Islamic term, is a religious duty of Muslims. In Arabic, the word jihād translates as a noun meaning "struggle". Jihad appears 41 times in the Quran and frequently in the idiomatic expression "striving in the way of God (al-jihad fi sabil Allah)". A person engaged in jihad is called a mujahid; the plural is mujahideen. Jihad is an important religious duty for Muslims. A minority among the Sunni scholars sometimes refer to this duty as the sixth pillar of Islam, though it occupies no such official status. In Twelver Shi'a Islam, however, Jihad is one of the 10 Practices of the Religion. Traditionally Jihad was understood to be a military effort. In an offensive war it is an obligation on the Muslim community as a whole (fard kifaya), and in a defensive war it becomes a personal obligation (fard 'ayn) on every adult male Muslim. The war was primarily considered to be against unbelievers, those not of the Islamic faith. Other interpretations put forward by reformers and modernizers in the nineteenth and twentieth century argue that Jihad is primarily a moral and spiritual struggle. In western societies the term jihad is often translated by non-muslims as "holy war". Scholars of Islamic studies often stress that these words are not synonymous.Muslim authors, in particular, tend to reject such an approach, stressing non-militant connotations of the word. Origins Military expeditions of Muhammad
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