Archive for December, 2007

High Esteem of Women in Islam

Posted in Extra Knowledge, Only for Muslim Women on December 31, 2007 by Muslimah
 Women have a very important place in Islamic Society. Unlike a number of other religions, Islam holds a woman in high esteem. Her importance as a mother and a wife has been clearly stated by the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. The Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is reported to have said, “Paradise lies at the feet of your mothers.” Once a person asked the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, “Who deserves the best care from me?” Our Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam replied, “Your mother.” This, He repeated three times, “Then your father and your nearest relative.”
In His farewell speech at Arafah in the tenth year of Hijrah, the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, ” O people, your wives have certain rights over you and you have certain rights over them. Treat them well and be kind to them, for they are your partners and committed helpers.” The Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam also said, ” The best among you is the one who is best towards his wife.”

O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should you treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the dowry you have given them – except when they have become guilty of open lewdness. On the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If you take a dislike to them, it may be that you dislike something and God will bring about through it a great deal of good. (4:19)

These sayings clearly prove the important position given to women in Islam. But there are still people, who have misgivings about the status of women in Islam. To these people, the Muslim woman is seen almost as a prisoner, and as someone who has no right and is always living under the domination of man. These notions are totally wrong, and are based on ignorance rather than knowledge of Islam.
One of the rites of Haj is a fast walk between Safa and Marwah, which is observed to remember the event of Hazrat Hajra, the mother of Hazrat Ismail Alayhis Salam, who ran between these two hills to find water. This is another proof of the importance given to women in Islam.

May Almighty Allah give us all the right understanding, AMEEN. 

What does the Qur’an say about Jesus?

Posted in Extra Knowledge, Life of the Prophets on December 28, 2007 by Muslimah
In the Qur’an, stories about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ (called ‘Isa in Arabic) are abundant. The Qur’an recalls his miraculous birth, his teachings, the miracles he performed by God’s permission, and his life as a respected prophet of God. The Qur’an also repeatedly reminds that Jesus was a human prophet sent by God, not part of God Himself.
“Behold! the angels said, ‘Oh Mary! God gives you glad tidings of a Word from Him. His name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter, and in (the company of) those nearest to God. He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity.
He shall be (in the company) of the righteous… And God will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel'” (3:45-48).
“He [Jesus] said: ‘I am indeed a servant of God. He has given me revelation and made me a prophet; He has made me blessed wheresoever I be; and He has enjoined on me prayer and charity as long as I live. He has made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable. So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)!’ Such was Jesus the son of Mary. It is a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute. It is not befitting to (the majesty of) God that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! When He determines a matter, He only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is” (19:30-35).
“When Jesus came with Clear Signs, he said: ‘Now I have come to you with Wisdom, and in order to make clear to you some of the (points) on which you dispute. Therefore, fear God and obey me. God, He is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him — this is a Straight Way.’ But sects from among themselves fell into disagreement. So woe to the wrongdoers, from the penalty of a Grievous Day!” (43:63-65)
“And behold! God will say [i.e. on the Day of Judgment]: ‘Oh Jesus, the son of Mary! Did you say unto men, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of God?’ He will say: ‘Glory to Thee! Never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would indeed have known it. You know what is in my heart, though I know not what is in Yours. For You know in full all that is hidden. Never did I say to them anything except what You commanded me to say: ‘Worship God, my Lord and your Lord.’ And I was a witness over them while I lived among them. When You took me up, You were the Watcher over them, and You are a witness to all things'” (5:116-117).
“Christ, the son of Mary, was no more than a messenger; many were the messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how God makes His signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth!” (5:75).
 

Im a Muslim Woman!

Posted in Islamic Poems, Only for Muslim Women on December 25, 2007 by Muslimah

 

You look at me and call me oppressed,
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Simply because of the way I’m dressed,

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You know me not for what’s inside,
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You judge the clothing I wear with pride,
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My body’s not for your eyes to hold,
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You must speak to my mind, not my feminine mold,
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I’m an individual, I’m no mans slave,
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It’s Allahs pleasure that I only crave,
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I have a voice so I will be heard,
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For in my heart I carry His word,
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” O ye women, wrap close your cloak,
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So you won’t be bothered by ignorant folk”,
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Man doesn’t tell me to dress this way,
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It’s a Law from God that I obey,
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Oppressed is something I’m truly NOT,
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For liberation is what I’ve got,
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It was given to me many years ago,
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With the right to prosper, the right to grow,
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I can climb moutains or cross the seas,
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Expand my mind in all degrees,
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For God Himself gave us LIB-ER-TY,
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When He sent Islam,
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To You and Me!

Young Boy Reciting Quran

Posted in Islamic Videos on December 25, 2007 by Muslimah

*^~ HaPpY EiD ~^*

Posted in English cards on December 19, 2007 by Muslimah

We’re EQUAL!

Posted in *My Thoughts* on December 19, 2007 by Muslimah

People from across the world came here for the same reason to do their hajj. There are varieties of people over here; Black, white, Chinese, Asiaian, European and many more, from all countries. People that come to do their hajj, No matter how rich and how powerful they are in their country, in here they are all equal because they came here for the same purpose as the slave of ALLAH SWT. No matter if you’re rich or poor, black or white, everyone is equal in Hajj, Subhan Allah. It is really an amazing scene to be witnessed!!