Archive for June, 2008

Your Heart is the Pillar of Your Worship

Posted in Extra Knowledge, Qura'an & Hadeeth on June 17, 2008 by Muslimah

“…the heart is the machine that drives all acts
of worship. It is what moves the entire body! As long as the heart is
alive, then the limbs will be alive, and the soul will open itself up
to worship. However, if the heart becomes diseased, then worship will
become too heavy on the soul, leading to it eventually disliking and
hating – and we seek refuge with Allah from this – worship. Because of
this, Allah – the Glorified and Exalted – said, regarding the prayer:
{…and truly, it   is extremely heavy and hard except on those who are submissive…}[al-Baqarah; 45]

The prayer is heavy, because one’s legs and hands are not what get up for the prayer. What gets up for the prayer are the heart and the soul.

{“Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive
Allah, but it is He Who deceives them. And when they stand up for the
prayer, they stand with laziness and to be seen of men, and they do not
remember Allah but little.”} [an-Nisa’; 142]

Because of this, it is the heart that stands up for
worship. The limbs are simply slaves of this heart, carrying out what
it commands them. If the heart is alive, then the soul will be alive,
and worship will become beloved and sweetened to the hearts and the
souls, and they will open up for it.

However, if the heart becomes diseased, then worship becomes too heavy
on it. The heart is like the digestive system: right now, the most
beloved thing to you is meat. However, if you develop an ulcer
somewhere in your digestive system, then the meat – along with its fat
and oil – becomes the most hated thing to it, since it is diseased.
Sweets are also something that are beloved to the soul. For example, if
you were fasting right now and were to break your fast on some
desserts, then your soul would become satisfied with that, right?
However, if one were to be stricken with diabetes, then he would not be
able to handle these sugary foods, even if they were beloved to him.

The heart is like this: it must be strong so that it can handle worship
that is strong. The stronger your heart becomes, then throw as much
worship upon it as you wish. You would get up to pray at night, and you
would cherish this prayer and consider sleep to be your enemy:

{Their sides forsake their beds, to invoke their Lord in fear and hope…”} [as-Sajdah; 16]

 

He begins to forsake it because an enmity develops between him and his bed. He prays behind the imam,
and he says to himself: “If only he would make the prayer longer,” so
that he would increase in his opening up to this worship, and his
tasting of its sweetness.

At times, I would pray a normal prayer with the people behind me, so I
would elongate the prayer. The youth would then come to me and say (the
hadith): Whoever leads the people in prayer should go easy on them,”
– the youth! And there was an old man behind me who was between 90 and
100 years of age – his face filled with light – and he would say to me:
“Keep making the prayer long and do not answer them.” A man of 90 years
getting pleasure out of a long prayer, and a youth of 20, who probably
practices karate and judo, cannot handle the same prayer.

Why?

If he went to the soccer field and spent two hours playing there
without becoming bored, then why would he become bored from hearing the
Qur’an for five minutes? The difference between a short prayer and a
long prayer is simply five minutes, so why does he become bored from
these five minutes of Qur’an, yet he does not become bored from two
hours of soccer? Why does he not get bored from standing for two hours
staring at an inflated piece of leather, his heart attached to it?

Because, what stands up to pray is the heart, and what stands up for sports are simply the body and muscles.”

 

 

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A very nice ad about Hijab

Posted in Islamic Images, Only for Muslim Women on June 15, 2008 by Muslimah

The Science behind the Veil (Hijaab)

Posted in Extra Knowledge, Only for Muslim Women on June 14, 2008 by Muslimah


The Science behind the Veil (Hijaab)
There are number of healths and moral benefits that wearing the veil can provide the moral duty of wearing the veil (Hijaab) in Islam is an Often-discussed topic among Muslim women. However, little has been written about scientific reasons that the veil is beneficial for society. There are, in fact, a number of health benefits that wearing the veil can provide, as well as many behavioural science studies that suggest that the Veil is the best attire (clothes) for women.

Protecting the head is very important from a health perspective. Results Of medical tests show that 40-60% of body heat is lost through the head, so persons wearing head coverings during cold months are protected about Fifty-percent more than those who do not. Chinese & Muslim medical texts take this concept even further. In the Hua Di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic on Internal Medicine), wind is said to cause sudden changes within the body, & shaking, swaying, & Other movements that potentially upset the body’s equilibrium; thus, creating bad health.

These texts attribute the common cold to wind elements entering the body & causing the typical symptoms of sneezing & a Runny nose. In the traditional Islamic medical texts of Al Jawziyya, we can find numerous references to the “four elements” of fire, water, air, & earth, & How these affect the body in adverse ways. In particular, we are advised to stay away from drafts & to protect our heads in wind, breezes, drafts, & Cold weather.


All outdoor workers should wear some sort of head covering:

For this reason; protecting the head is even more important in warm weather. V.G. Rocine, a prominent brain research specialist, has found that brain Phosphorus melts at 108 degrees; a temperature that can be easily reached if one stays under the hot sun for any length of time without a head covering. When this happens, irreversible brain damage, memory loss & loss of some brain functions can result. Although this example is extreme, Brain damage can still be measured in small degrees from frequent exposure to & overheating of the head. Bernard Jensen, a naturopath & chiropractor, States that this is because the brain runs on the mineral phosphorus, which is very affected by heat.

Hygienic Purposes:

All public should wear a veil or head-covering Workers serving society to ensure cleanliness & purity. Workers in a Number of professions wears “veils” – nurses, fast food workers, and deli Counter workers, restaurant workers & servers, doctors, health care Providers, & many more. In fact, when we compare the number of workers who cover their heads to the number who do not, we find that more people Probably cover their heads than do not.


Social Influence:

Aside from personal & public health benefits of the Veil, it has numerous other benefits to society. In analysing visual data, Ball & Smith discuss the acknowledgement of sociologists that visual representations are influential in shaping people’s views of the world & their interpretations of life. Men use visual data to interpret their relationships with the women around them.

Many studies have found that when a person tries to rewire there instinctual perceptions, they are usually only rewired on the surface; their original perceptions still exist on some level. Brain studies show that we exist in a world of constantly varying light variables that force the brain to perform what is called “lateral inhibition” consequently, it provides us with a “steady” image as opposed to a “true” image of what we see.

Furthermore, lateral inhibition networks operate as part of the ” Unconscious” brain; largely, without providing any information to the ” Conscious” part of the brain about what they are doing. Therefore, the brain can provide varying perceptions of the world without our even being fully conscious of what it is processing.

Further studies cited in Encyclopedia Britannica show that how a female presents herself to society falls under the category of ritualised behaviour through which animals provide specific information to other animals, usually members of its own species. Virtually all-higher animals, Including humans, use displays to some extent to do this, & the best known displays are visual ones.

Some biologists actually restrict the term display to refer to visual signals or gestures. These visual signals, which in animals can be simply a bright colour or plume, encourage attraction. In humans, they are usually exhibited in ornamental hair, make up, or clothing.

In our society, most of the time attractive hairstyles & clothing are worn for the purpose of making the adorner more attractive (advertising & Television has institutionalised this reality). The ever-changing variations in fashion tend to affect the brain because it typically has trouble constantly adjusting to changing shadows & forms in the world.

Reasonably then, through “lateral inhibition,” the brain automatically simplifies these images into the unconscious message that attractive hair & clothing is meant to attract. Joining these two concepts together, we can see how the human male could receive the signal of ” attraction” from the brain before he has enough time to “block” it by “lowering his gaze.” Having to re-form an image already processed by the lateral inhibition network is a cause of stress for most people. Doing this day after day, after seeing many “displays,” potentially causes a great cumulative stress on society. Having to re-form an image already processed by the lateral inhibition network is a cause of stress for most people. Doing this day after day, after seeing many “displays,” potentially causes a great cumulative stress on society.

Present day stresses arise from many things; among these are the vast amounts of visual & physical input we are bombarded with in this “Information age” of personal freedom. The problem we face in this is that the body still continues to respond in the same fashion as during primitive times, releasing large amounts of these hormones, which can be very harmful . They can cause an increase in blood pressure, damage muscle tissue, lead to infertility, inhibit growth, damage the hippocampus, & suppress the immune system .

The two most effective solutions to this problem are, first , to convince the advertising industry, & society as a whole, to alter the presentation of women to our males. The second & more viable way is to simply influence women to dress modestly , which will help ensure that they do not send inappropriate visual signals to men.

(Sunni forum)

 

Backbitting & Gossiping

Posted in Extra Knowledge, Qura'an & Hadeeth on June 14, 2008 by Muslimah

Fear Allah and obey Him. Be afraid of the Day when you shall be brought back to Allah. Then every person shall be paid what he earned; and they shall not be dealt with unjustly” (Al-Baqarah 2: 281)

Major sins are indeed the cause for all misery, evil and torment in this world and the hereafter. And the worst of all sins are those that are greatest in harm and danger. Among the destructive major sins are backbiting and slandering.

These two sins were forbidden by Allah through His Prophet because they sow enmity, evils and discord among people and lead to destruction. They make their perpetrator regret when regret will be of no avail. They cause hostilities between people of the same household and between neighbours and relatives. They can decrease in good deeds and increase in evil ones and lead to dishonour and ignominy.

Backbiting and slandering are shame and disgrace. Their perpetrator is detested and he shall not have a noble death. Allah forbids these acts in His Book when He says,

“O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion, in deeds some suspicions are sins. And spy not neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allah, verily, Allah is the one who accepts repentance, Most Merciful” (Al-Hujuraat 49: 12).

This verse strongly forbids backbiting for Allah likens the backbiter to one who eats the flesh of his dead brother. If he would hate eating the flesh of his brother, he should also hate to eat his flesh while he is alive by backbiting and slandering him.

When one reflects deeply over this assimilation it will be enough to keep one away from backbiting.

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet said, “Do you know what backbiting is?” They said, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” He then said, “It is to say something about your brother that he would dislike.” Someone asked him, “But what if what I say is true?” The Messenger of Allah said, “If what you say about him is true, you are backbiting him, but if it is not true then you have slandered him.” . (Muslim)

Abu Moosa Al-Ash’aree said, “I asked the Messenger of Allah: Who is the best Muslim? The Messenger of Allah replied, “He is the one from whom Muslims are safe from the evil of his tongue and hands.” (Muslim)

Dear Muslims! Beware of slipping of your tongues and do not give it free hand to wreak havoc on you. For free tongue destroys its owner and causes him calamities and evils.

Backbiting is so widespread that it has become the topic of people’s meetings and an avenue for expressing their anger, misgivings and jealousy with those who indulge in backbiting believing that they are hiding their own imperfections and harming others. They are oblivious of the fact that they are only harming themselves. This is because the backbiter if the wrongdoer and his victim is the wronged and on the Day of Resurrection both the wrongdoer and the wronged will stand before Allah Who is the Just Judge and the wronged will appeal to Allah to avenge the wrong done to him, Allah will then give this wronged person from the good deeds of the person who wronged him in accordance with his wrong by backbiting his brother on a Day that no father will give his son any of his good deeds nor a friend to his friend. All will be saying, ‘Myself, myself.’

The Prophet(SAW) said,. “The gossiper will not enter Paradise.”.


Abaleeso, Shaytan whispers…

Posted in Islamic Videos on June 12, 2008 by Muslimah
Abaleeso أباليسو

ABALEESO man stops looking أباليسو.. غض البصر

Abaleeso Divorce أباليسو الطلاق

Abaleeso Sleeping vs. Prayer فاكرين؟ الصلاة خير من النوم؟

Abaleeso Hijab?! yeah alright! قال حجاب قال

Abaleeso Forget about heaven أباليسو: سيبك من الجنه

ABALEESO SMOKING أباليسو التدخين

Pete Doherty Turns to Islam in Jail

Posted in Islamic news on June 11, 2008 by Muslimah

Junkie rocker Pete Doherty has turned to Islam while locked up in jail — and is reading the Koran to help him cope with life inside.

The ‘Babyshambles’ star, 29, requested a translation of the Arabic book after being put in an isolated cell at London’s tough Wormwood Scrubs prison last week — and he is said to be “lapping it up”.

A source said: “He’s been reading the Koran since he went into segregation.

“He’s got a lot of Muslim friends and they’ve been on at him for ages to study it. Now he’s on his own he’s got time on his hands to study it.

“I’m surprised how much it has calmed him down as he was very on edge inside. He definitely seems more chilled. He’s lapping it up and really interested in it. I think it’s helping him in there.”

US Marines in Masjid/Mosque

Posted in Islamic news on June 8, 2008 by Muslimah

May Allah help the MuslimsThe truth is not shown to the world..
U.S MARINES IN

MASJID..

Cross Painted on the Quran by US Marines

US Marine, posing after writing ‘Our God is better than your God’

‘And whatever the Messenger gives you, take it and whatever he forbids you, leave it. And fear Allah: truly Allah is severe in punishment.’ [ Qur’an 59:7]


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