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November 24, 2008

The Closing Sermon

Filed under: Hadeeth,Islam — WhyIslam @ 10:51 pm
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The year before he passed away, prophet Mohammed peace be upon him stood infront of thousands of people gathered for pilgramage and gave what is now called as the last sermon. Please read it with with your “thinking-hat” on to see what Islam is all about.(This Sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H in the Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat )

Bism Allah

“O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I don’t know whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore, listen to what I am saying to you carefully and TAKE THESE WORDS TO THOSE WHO ARE NOT BE PRESENT HERE TODAY. (more…)

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November 13, 2008

Do not the unbelievers see…

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Allah says in the Quran (the meaning of which is): {Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?}* (Al-Anbiyaa’ 21:30)

Images of Kaaba, Mekka 2

Filed under: Islam,Pictures,Religion — WhyIslam @ 10:09 am
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I came across some great old pictures of the holy site of Kaaba in Mecca; everybody who have visited the site aspire to return to it later. Tranquility and peace of mind reside there.

November 10, 2008

Dawah-ing

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Relate to people!

Sunday School Lesson Plan 6: Who is Allah?

This is part of the Sunday School Teaching and Learning series

Date: 11/09/2008, 12/Dho Al Qe’dah/1429

Class Topic/Title: Who is Allah? The ALL Forgiving

Goal:
– To gain better understanding of some of Allah’s names

Objective:
– Allah is the all Forgiving

Methodology:

– review last week’s lesson (10 minutes)
– Who is Allah?
– Group activity (discuss names of Allah and solve worksheet) (more…)

November 8, 2008

Stoning victim ‘begged for mercy’

Filed under: Islam,Opinion,Other,Religion — WhyIslam @ 10:00 pm
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I have read this news headlines with the usual irritation of impartial reporting when it comes to Muslims, Palestinians, etc… however, this time, I decided to respond to this article and point out the inconsistencies found in such a piece of news. The response is divide into the following.

1. The authenticity of such news
2. The message behind such reporting

Why is this reporting flawed?

Check out the following statements: “A man grabbed the saw and he cut Adam’s leg” or “They kept John away from his family for ever”. These two statements are very similar to the title of the article except for the follows: the first man is a doctor who cut Adam’s leg to save his life and John is a murderer who was put in jail for life because of his actions. Technically, none of the first statements are incorrect. Just out of context. Very dangerous.

Why? This is the first question that should be answered. (more…)

November 6, 2008

The Muslim Jesus

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Who is Jesus in Islam?

You can listen to the Chapter of Mary (mother of Jesus) from th Quran (with translation):

Here are some main points: (more…)

November 2, 2008

Islamic Banking: Steady in Shaky Times

Filed under: Islam,Opinion,Religion — WhyIslam @ 11:46 pm
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Washington Post writes:

As big Western financial institutions have teetered one after the other in the crisis of recent weeks, another financial sector is gaining new confidence: Islamic banking.

Proponents of the ancient practice, which looks to sharia law for guidance and bans interest and trading in debt, have been promoting Islamic finance as a cure for the global financial meltdown.

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Sunday School Lesson Plan 5: Who is Allah?

This is part of the Sunday School Teaching and Learning series

Date: 11/02/2008, 05/Dho Al Qe’dah/1429

Class Topic/Title: Who is Allah?

Goal:
– To gain better understanding of some of Allah’s names

Objective:
– Allah is the all hearing
– Allah is the all knowing
– Allah is the all seeing
– Allah is the all ever living, the first and the last
– Memorize Surat Al Ikhlas (and explain meaning)

Methodolody:

– review last week’s lesson (10 minutes)
– Who is Allah?
– Group activity (discuss names of Allah and solve worksheet) (more…)

November 1, 2008

Islamic Economics

Filed under: Islam,Opinion,Religion — WhyIslam @ 12:55 pm
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Amongst this economic crises, a lot of experts are indiretcly highlighting the economic system in Islam. I really would like to discuss this topic more throroughly, unfortunately, I am not an economist and I know very little about it. As I am interested in the topic of ‘Islamic Discussions’, I will focus on a different aspect. In a previous post, I have mentioned that the economic system of Islam is one of the proofs that it is the religion of truth. How can a man 1400 hundred years ago set up the fundamentals for such an economy!

If there is a benefit to this economic crises, it is that it forced people to focus on alternatives and what has succeeded and what has not.

The Sydney Morning Herlad writes:

A thriving financial sector sounds like an oxymoron these days. Even Australia’s banks – among the most profitable in the world – kept a fifth of this week’s interest rate cut to cushion their margins. But there is one sector that has tongues wagging in the hubs of commerce: Islamic finance.

Washington Post writes:

The mortgage industry may be in meltdown, but at least one class of lender appears to be flourishing: Islamic finance companies that offer Muslim home buyers alternative arrangements such as lease-to-own deals so they can avoid making the sort of interest payments that many believe their religion forbids.

Officials at Guidance Residential, a Reston company that has financed more than 5,000 home purchases since it began in 2002, said the company is having its best year yet, with business up 7 percent in the first quarter of 2008 from the first quarter of 2007.

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