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September 29, 2007

A New Muslim

A story of a Christian Arab woman who turned to Islam (English) (Arabic)

Here is something to contemplate in regards to the holy Quran being preserved:

If one day we lost all the holy books in the world .. and we asked people to re-write their exact books. There is no body who can rewrite the exact book of the Bible because there are too many versions, and they are still discovering new different scripts till now .. But I can find you more than a million Muslims who rewrite an identical Moshaf which contains the Quran which is preserved till the end of time .. Isn’t that amazing!!

Doesn’t that testify to something as Allah said:

Please visit her website; plenty of interesting information. I think I will be posting from it more inshallah (God willing).

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September 25, 2007

مقتطفات من كتاب “هداية الحيارى في أجوبة اليهود والنصارى” لابن القيم

Filed under: Arabic,Hadeeth,Islam,Opinion,Zakaria Botros — WhyIslam @ 12:49 pm

 

هل انتشر الاسلام بالسيف؟

قال ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما وغيره الاديان ستة واحد للرحمن وخمسة للشيطان وهذه الاديان الستة مذكورة في آية الفصل في قوله تعالى ان الذين آمنوا والذين هادوا والصابئين والنصارى والمجوس والذين أشركوا ان الله يفصل بينهم يوم القيامة ان الله على كل شيء شهيد ” الحج 17.

فلما بعث الله رسوله صلى الله عليه وسلم استجاب له ولخلفائه بعده اكثر الاديان طوعا واختيارا ولم يكره أحدا قط على الدين وانما كان يقاتل من يحاربه ويقاتله وأما من سالمه وهادنه فلم يقاتله ولم يكرهه على الدخول في دينه امتثالا لامر ربه سبحانه حيث يقول :” لا اكراه في الدين قد تبين الرشد من الغي ” البقرة 256. وهذا نفي في معنى النهي أي لا تكرهوا أحدا على الدين نزلت هذه الآية في رجال من الصحابة كان لهم أولاد قد تهودوا وتنصروا قبل الاسلام فلما جاء الاسلام أسلم الآباء وأرادوا اكراه الاولاد على الدين فنهاهم الله سبحانه عن ذلك حتى يكونوا هم الذين يختارون الدخول في الاسلام

والصحيح ان الآية على عمومها في حق كل (more…)

September 24, 2007

The Gold Quran

Filed under: Islam,Opinion,Pictures — WhyIslam @ 11:02 am

Gold Quran

I found this website interesting. It shows one of the earliest written texts of the Quran.

The Koran imaged here is written in the earliest Arabic script known as kufic, after the Iraqi town of Kufa, a major center of Islamic culture during the 8th-9th century. The text of the Koran was written entirely in gold leaf around the year 800. (more…)

September 4, 2007

10 Great Goals for Ramadan

Filed under: Islam,Opinion,Ramadan — WhyIslam @ 3:19 pm

So you have high spirits for Ramadan and you need some goals to set your eyes at, an article I found on my friend’s blog is a very good start. Some example points from the article are:

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Why Ramadan?

Filed under: Islam,Opinion,Ramadan — WhyIslam @ 2:57 pm

A great article which focuses on why Muslims fast Ramadan.

Bism Allah

Why should you fast?
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September 2, 2007

Virtues of Ramadan (Taqwa) By Yusuf Estes

Filed under: Islam,Ramadan,Video — WhyIslam @ 3:25 pm

Sheikh Yusuf Estes is a well known articulate Muslim speaker. He used to be a protestant preacher before becoming a Muslim speaker. This lecture presents a great introduction to Islam as well as an introduction to Ramadan and fasting. The main theme is Taqua (which literary means seeking protection).

I ask Allah to protect the Sheikh and bless his time. (more…)

The Knights of Ramadan

Filed under: Hadeeth,Islam — WhyIslam @ 8:12 am

If you had to live your day again, would you still do the same actions you did or would you be more efficient. Could you sit down and plan your most effective doable day? As previous Ramadans have come and gone, it is our chance to evaluate and prepare for the guest month. Consider this, what if this Ramadan is your last Ramadan before you meet Allah? What if this was your last chance to correct one self? (more…)

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