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October 15, 2009

Islamic Flash

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An interactive flash-based user-friendly presentation covering the basic general information about Islam. Topics include: Goals of Islam, pillars of Islam, Muhammad, Jesus, Allah (God), and the Miraculous Quran. Hear wonderful spiritual audio while browsing through the wonderful soothing interface.

Very appropriate for new Muslims or non-Muslims who are interested in learning the basics of this faith. This is a free software and may be distributed freely, so please distribute with daawa intentions.

see http://www.islam-presentation.com/

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June 19, 2009

How I Came to Love the Veil

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 4:53am
Written by Yvonne Ridley
Tuesday, 31 October 2006

POLITICIANS AND JOURNALISTS just love to write about the oppression of women in Islam … without even talking to the females beneath the veil.

They simply have no idea how Muslim women are protected and respected within the Islamic framework which was built more than 1400 years ago. (more…)

June 16, 2009

Muslim Women Freedom

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Some general notes:

1. I felt that what Asra Nomani was doing is truly undermining the Muslim woman’s intellect. To say, that if she cannot marry a non-Muslim man then she’s being forced and that she’s being belittled, is truly undermining in itself. Any Muslim woman would take offense to that. Asra was talking to the Muslim women in a condescending way saying: I feel for you, you’re oppressed, because you do not have the choice to marry a non-Muslim man! I was waiting for someone from the audience to say: Asra speak for yourself, we take offense to what you’re saying.

2. I liked the example of Sh. Yasir Al Qadhi where he says that the analogy is similar to a Muslim man saying that I can drink anything and therefore I can drink alcohol. Islam has rules.

3. Sh. Yasir Al Qadhi could have responded to the last question by saying that the consensus should have been done by people knowledgeable about Islam and not the people in the room. I felt that the answer could have been more satisfying to me.

4. The position of the Dr. Habash is weak. He is truly against the notion. Sheikh Yasir pointed this out in the debate. Maybe we could have stressed his position more by using his definition of Muslims. Instead of saying ‘Muslims’, we can say ‘people who believe in the prophet (p.b.u.h)’

5. It should be stressed more and more and more that women can make all the choices but they cannot marry a non-Muslim man while stressing on ‘having all the choices’.

6. I felt that the Dr. Thuraya was not very helpful to the discussion. She was indeed talking about Arab/Gulf women and she was pro marrying someone from your same background (way beyond religion) – that has extended the scope of the discussion. I feel that her presence extended the scope of the argument and weakened their position.

7. I felt Sh. Yasir stumbled twice. First, as he says when he dished out the question to the host (as he mentioned in his insider post) and second, when he was asked by Asra about what he would do if his daughter chooses to marry a non-Muslim man? I liked his answer but his body language seemed a little shaken (the question itself is inappropriate but she used it!).

8. I liked the opening of Sh. Yasir Al Qadhi. He is truly an eloquent and focused debater. I like him on my side. May Allah reward and bless him. An excellent example is when he said: I didn’t say you’re not a Muslim, I just said do not bring Islam into the discussion.

You can read the discussion and the insightful comments on muslimmatters.org

May 9, 2009

Prophet Mohammed: A Pioneer of the Environment

Francesca De Chatel  writes: “There is none amongst the believers who plants a tree, or sows a seed, and then a bird, or a person, or an animal eats thereof, but it is regarded as having given a charitable gift [for which there is great recompense].” [Al-Bukhari, III:513].

The idea of the Prophet Mohammed as a pioneer of environmentalism will initially strike many as strange: indeed, the term “environment” and related concepts like “ecology”, “environmental awareness” and “sustainability”, are modern-day inventions, terms that were formulated in the face of the growing concerns about the contemporary state of the natural world around us.”

source: islamonline.net

March 25, 2009

The Gitmo Guard Who Found Islam

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Terry Holdbrooks stood watch over prisoners at Gitmo. What he saw made him adopt their faith. Writes Dan Ephron from NewsWeek.

December 2, 2008

Sunday School Lesson Plan 8: Hajj: First Look

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This is part of the Sunday School Teaching and Learning series

Date: 11/30/2008, 2/Dho Al Hejjah/1429

To explain Hajj, I decided to use a powerpoint presentation as a picture can be better than many words

November 24, 2008

The Closing Sermon

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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…)

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

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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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