Punishments for those who don’t pray

Posted in Extra Knowledge on January 6, 2008 by Muslimah



6 Punishments in this world…
1.
Allah takes away blessings form his age (makes his life misfortunate)

2. Allah does not accept his dua’s.
3. Allah erases the features of good people form his face.
4.He will be detested by all creatures on earth.
5.Allah does not award him for his good deeds.
6. He will not be included in the dua’s of good people.

3 Punishments whilst dieing…
1.He dies humiliated
2. He dies Hungary.
3.He dies thirsty. Even if he drinks the water of all seas he will be thirsty.

3 Punishments in the grave…
1.Allah tightens hisgrave until his chest ribs come over each other.
2.Allah pours on him fire with embers.
3.Allah sets on him a snake called “ The Brave”, “The Bold” which hits him from morning until afternoon with each strike from the snake he sinks 70 yards under the ground.

3 Punishments on Day of Judgement…
1.Allah sends who would accompany him to hell pulling him on the face.
2. Allah gives him an angry look that makes the flesh of his face fall down.
3. Allah judges him strictly and orders him to be thrown in hell.

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The Beautiful Names of Our Prophet(SAW) in the Quran

Posted in Extra Knowledge, Qura'an & Hadeeth on January 4, 2008 by Muslimah
THESE NAMES ARE ONLY FOUND IN QURA’AN!
There’s more than 400 names that are found in Hadiths, and the Ancient Books!!!
I- Names of the Prophet explicitly mentioned in the Qur’an
1. Muhammad: Praised One.
2. Ahmad: Most Deserving of Praise.
3. al-Ahsan: The Most Beautiful. The Best.
4. Udhun khayr: Friendly Ear.
5. al-A`la: The Highest (in all creation).
6. al-Imam: The Leader.
7. al-Amin: The Dependable.
8. al-Nabi: The Prophet.
9. al-Ummi: The Unlettered.
10. Anfas al-`arab: The Most Precious of the Arabs.
11. Ayatullah: The Sign of Allah.
12. Alif lam mim ra: A-L-M-R.
13. Alif lam mim sad: A-L-M-S
14. al-Burhan: The Proof.
15. al-Bashir: The Bringer of Good Tidings.
16. al-Baligh: The Very Eloquent One.
17. al-Bayyina: The Exposition.
18. Thani ithnayn: The Second of Two.
19. al-Harîs: The Insistent One.
20. al-Haqq: The Truth Itself.
21. Ha Mim: H-M.
22. Ha Mim `Ayn Sîn Qaf: H-M- ` -S-Q.
23. al-Hanif: The One of Primordial Religion.
24. Khatim al-nabiyyin: The Seal of Prophets.
25. al-Khabir: The Knowledgeable One.
26. al-Da`i: The Summoner.
27. Dhu al-quwwa: The Strong One.
28. Rahmatun li al-`alamin: A Mercy for the Worlds.
29. al-Ra’uf: The Gentle One.
30. al-Rahim: The Compassionate One.
31. al-Rasul: The Messenger.
32. Sabil Allah: The Path to Allah.
33. al-Siraj al-munir: The Light-Giving Lamp.
34. al-Shâhid: The Eyewitness.
35. al-Shahîd: The Giver of Testimony.
36. al-Sâhib: The Companion.
37. al-Sidq: Truthfulness Itself.
38. al-Sirat al-mustaqim: The Straight Way.
39. Tah Sîn: T-S.
40. Tah Sîn Mim: T-S-M.
41. Tah Ha: T-H.
42. al-`Amil: The Worker.
43. al-`Abd: The Slave.
44. `Abd Allah: Allah’s Slave.
45. al-`Urwat al-wuthqa: The Sure Rope.
46. al-`Aziz: The Mighty One. The Dearest One.
47. al-Fajr: The Dawn.
48. Fadl Allah: Allah’s Grace.
49. Qadamu Sidq: Truthful Ground.
50. al-Karim: The Generous One.
51. Kaf Ha’ Ya’ `Ayn Sad: K-H-Y- ` – S
52. al-Lisan: Language Itself.
53. al-Mubashshir: The Harbinger of Goodness.
54. al-Mubîn: The Manifest.
55. al-Muddaththir: The Cloaked One.
56. al-Muzzammil: The Enshrouded One.
57. al-Mudhakkir: The Reminder.
58. al-Mursal: The Envoy.
59. al-Muslim: The One Who Submits.
60. al-Mashhud: The One Witnessed To.
61. al-Musaddiq: The Confirmer.
62. al-Muta`: The One Who Is Obeyed.
63. al-Makîn: The Staunch One.
64. al-Munadi: The Crier.
65. al-Mundhir: The Admonisher.
66. al-Mizan: The Balance.
67. al-Nas: Humanity.
68. al-Najm: The Star.
69. al-Thaqib: The Sharp-Witted One.
70. al-Nadhîr: The Warner.
71. Ni`mat Allah: Allah’s Great Favor.
72. al-Nur: The Light.
73. Nun: N.
74. al-Hadi: Guidance Itself.
75. al-Wali: The Ally.
76. al-Yatim: The Orphan. The Unique One.
77. Ya Sîn: I-S.

Why should Muslim Women wear Hijab?

Posted in Qura'an & Hadeeth on January 4, 2008 by Muslimah


Ask yourself, or ask the next person who asks you that question, if a female judge walked into the courtroom wearing a tight miniskirt and low-cut blouse, would you take her seriously? Who would you respect more, a woman dressed like that or one dressed modestly? The Qur’an was revealed for all times, and though circumstances change, human nature does not. The fact is that men do like to look at women, so a woman who covers herself is more likely to be respected as a person than looked upon as a piece of meat or toy!

Muslim women wear hijab—which is more than just a head cover—because God ordered them to do so in two places in the Qur’an, and because Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) also ordered it. The Qur’an says in Surah 24, verses 30 – 31 what means:
*{Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and be modest. That is purer for them! Allah is Aware of what they do. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and  and their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment save to their own husbands or fathers or husbands fathers, or their sons or their husbands’ sons, or their brothers or their brothers’ sons or sisters sons, or their women, or their slaves, or male attendants who lack vigor, or children who know naught of women’s nakedness. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And turn unto Allah together, O believers, in order that ye may succeed.}*

These verses tell us that our Islamic dress is not just a matter of covering the head alone, but also of covering the bosom, which is attractive to men, and of lowering the gaze and walking in a way that does not attract attention. Note that the order to lower the gaze was addressed first to men..

Also the other verse about the same point, which is verse number 59 in Surah 33:

*{O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them [when they go abroad]. That will be better, that so they may be recognized and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.}*

This indicates that one of the reasons for hijab is to distinguish the believing woman from the non-believing. This relates to the logic behind hijab.
 
Al Sayda Aisha:
Mentioned the women of Ansar, praised them and said good words about them. She then said: When Surat Al-Nur came down, they took the curtains, tore them and made head covers (veils) of them. (Sunan Abu Dawud: Book 32, Number 4089) Allah knows best

Prophet(SAW) said (Frightening hadith!):
“That among the signs of the Day of Judgment is that there will be women who will be dressed but will be naked, so curse them because for they are truly cursed! And they will never ever smell the fragrance of Paradise – authentic narration.” Allah knows best

 

Soccer players converted to Islam

Posted in Islamic Images, Islamic news on January 3, 2008 by Muslimah


Franck ribery


Zinedine zidane


Robin van persie

Yaya toure
Zlatan ibrahimovic


Fredi Kanoute


Vieria


Mehmet scholl


Ibrahim affelay

Hamit altintop

 
Nicolas Anelka

 

The effects of Television

Posted in Extra Knowledge on January 2, 2008 by Muslimah

Most people think that television is Haraam only because it projects images of living creatures. Today, tables in living rooms and bedroom walls are adorned and decorated with family pictures and other portraits. It is difficult to comprehend how the mercy of Allah ta’alaa is going to descend.
Any home that has images displayed is not visited by angels. The Holy Prophet of Allah (S.A.W.S) has informed us that any home which contains pictures of living creatures  is not visited by angels. However, do you think television is only haraam because it projects images? There are many reasons for the ‘T.V.’ being haraam. Everybody who studies its influences finds new dangers. Televsion is an instrument of violating the injunction of hijaab. We all know that a non-mahram man cannot look at a non-mahram woman. The Prophet (S.A.W.S) has said “verily, the gaze is a poisonous arrow from the arrows of satan”.
After having seen one woman you turn to another and then another and are not satisfied and so you move onto magazines. But, the lust in your heart remains unfulfilled. The truth is always bitter and hard, but one does not need to conduct a survey to find out what people think when they are spending hours, watching women and men who are not properly dressed on the tv set. The viewing of films that inflame sexual desires is definitely questionable. It is reported on the authority of Hasan Basri (R.A) that the Apostle of Allah (S.A.W.S) is to have said “the curse of Allah is on the who sees and on the one who is seen”. When a man looks at a non-mahram woman, then Allah’s curse descends on that individual for as long as he keeps on looking. We are glued to the television for 2 to 3 hours, some even more, at a time. Be cautioned, during all this time, Allah’s curse is befalling us.
There is no doubt that society at large influences children, but without any hesitation; the effects the television has are far greater. It is the television that take our children on the path of drugs, alcohol, fornication, disrespect, confrontation, modernism and many other evils that are apparent in our society today. Know that these evils are a direct result of watching and learning from the television.
Infact, television is being used to disseminate evil within the community. You may think that you are passing time and entertaining yourself when you are passing several hours in front of the T.V. and you forget your prayers. Rather than using the TV in useful programs, mostly is used for evil! Whatever you watch on television you accept as the truth. The television is not an instrument of entertainment, but an instrument used to reshape and motivate ones thoughts and loyalties.

ISLAMOPHOBIA????

Posted in *My Thoughts*, Extra Knowledge on January 2, 2008 by Muslimah



Islamophobia is a very interesting term which has become more prevalent since the 11 September terror strikes. Home minister John Denham referred to the term as a cancer. But what is Islamophobia? It is the fear of Islam, a behaviour in some people when they hear about Islam. This leads to the intolerance of Muslims because of their religion. It can be caused by the negative image that is being portrayed of Islam.
     

The impacts of Islamophobia have affected the global community especially the Muslims. Ever since the events of 11 September, the intolerance of Muslims and hatred towards them has escalated – there has been a big rise in physical attacks on Muslims in Britain including attacks on places of worship. This includes men, women and children being harassed in the streets, schools and at the work place.

 


The Muslims living in the ‘Free World’ feel as if they are ‘under siege.’ They are becoming completely demoralized. Muslims now feel afraid to do their daily shopping. They do not feel safe anymore at places of worship, leisure or even at home.

Immediately after the 11 September attacks, there were a number of cases where Muslim passengers were asked to leave the plane even after boarding because some of the Non-Muslim passengers were afraid. Till this day for some reason, it seems as if only Muslims are singled out and double – checked before boarding airliners.This whole scenario has caused the Muslim community to feel vulnerable and victimized.Although the level of Islamophobia might have fallen now according to various surveys that have been carried out, it must be acknowledged that there are a vast number of cases that were not and still are not being reported

How can we end the affects of Islamophobia? What measures need to be taken to tackle the problem? What is the way forward?

THE MEDIA

The damage caused by the media was colossal. Inflammatory reporting needs to come to an end. One of the most serious problems caused by the media is its use of language and terms that become big bold headlines across the globe.
‘Islamic Militants,’ ‘Muslim Terrorists .’ Why are the words Islam and Muslims used? A terrorist is a terrorist! They have no link with Islam and Muslims. The fact that they claim to be fighting for the cause of Islam is irrelevant.
It is interesting to note that Roman Catholics have bombed parts of England, but they are referred to as the Irish Republican Army, they are not called Christian Militants for some reason!
Similarly, when one of the Prime Ministers of Israel was assassinated by a Jewish suicide-bomber, the whole of the Jewish community was not hated because of a certain individual’s extremist views.
When a devout Christian blew up the Federal Building in Oklahoma , no connections were made with his acts of terror and Christianity. It is unfair to stain the pure teachings of Islam by making a direct link between Islam and terrorists.
(HOW STRANGE IS THAT???)

However, the media has improved its stance since its inflammatory reporting during the immediate aftermath of the 11 September attacks but the damage had already been done. The way forward is to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

EDUCATION

A large majority of Non-Muslims around the world, do not really know what Islam really is. They only get to see Muslims in war-torn Iraq , Palestine and Afghanistan and an image of violence is created in their minds.Immediately after the U.S. terror attacks, the Japanese government consulted Muslim leaders in Tokyo and broadcasted Islamic programmes on Japanese television. These programmes would be shown four to five times a week. This has helped Japanese people understand Muslims and their culture.“Islamophobia was wrong before 11 September and is wrong today. The real Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance and understanding.”

‘THE GUIDING’ (Istikharah)

Posted in Extra Knowledge, Qura'an & Hadeeth on January 2, 2008 by Muslimah

It is mentioned in the Holy Quraan:

“Seek Allah’s help with patience and Salah and truly it is indeed hard except to the humble minded.” (Baqarah 45)

Hazrat Huzaifah (Alyhee Al-salam) says that whenever Rasul Allah (Alyhee asalat wa-salam) happened to face any difficulties he would at once resort to salah.

For any important matter which arises `Istikhaarah` is the best solution. Today Istikhaarah is commonly observed for marriage, although it can be performed before starting any intended work be it journey, business etc.

Istikhaarah is an appeal to Allah to give guidance of the better between two choices, when an individual is hesitant and cannot make up his decision of choosing either of the two.

The purpose behind Istikhaarah has been widely mistaken by people. It is to seek help and guidance from Allah Ta’alaa in the achievement of any intended work, and not to acquire information or a     report. It is merely a supplication to enable one to make the right decision. Through Istikhaarah a servant requests a beneficial outcome from Allah Ta’aalaa, and should the intended be harmful that Allah will create such causes that will prevent him from carrying out his intention.

The person doing Istikhaarah could have a dream which is glad tidings for him .but it is not necessary to have a dream or spiritual inspiration, or even an inclination in the heart towards any of the two alternatives. One should choose one of the alternatives and act upon it considering it appropriate. To believe that it is necessary to have a dream or spiritual inspiration or feeling in the heart is incorrect because there is no evidence in the Shariat to support this claim. Thus, Istikhaarah is a means to acquire the beneficial and not to seek information.

After Istikhaarah the intended will be easy to accomplish which will be for the welfare of the world and the hereafter, although it might seem harmful. From this we know that to ask someone to perform Istikhaarah for oneself is incorrect unless you ask them to supplicate for you.

Contradictory to the common belief it is not essential to perform Istikhaarah before retiring to bed and thereafter refrain from communicating with anyone, since it has not been fixed in the hadith.

In marriage, when the intention of proposing is made one should pray two rakaats of nafl prayer. ie. salaat Istikhaarah and then recite the dua of Istikhaarah (as in the following hadith) with all sincerity. Whilst reciting the dua when one reaches Haazal Amr (at both places) he should think of his reason for Istikhaarah. Thereafter, one should make dua that Allah blesses one with a good and pious husband.