Thursday, December 24, 2009

Did you know about gaza?

ِAnd if you do know about it, do you still remember it?


These photos are just few example for what was going on in Gaza, Palestine occupied lands by Israeli armies during their attacks of December 2008 and January...

Despite the military attacks are finished, the whole place is still under a complete siege.


Whether you know what Gaza is, where it is located,and what is happening there or not ,

just try to have a look on this and figure out (logically) without any sort of bias..

And see how you feel as a human.


All I want you to do is to look at these photographs carefully because they have the ability to explain the situation more than any words any news reporter might say.

They come from a reality, somewhere on this pathetic planet where no logic, fairness, or humanity rules are applied.


Where fully prepared army forces kill children, women and elderly people in cold blood while the world is watching.







That place under siege where food, security, home and all simple requirements of live are not available for a normal human being wanting a simple life.


Where sadness, pain and grief
are the normal feelings of every day..
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My brother and sister in Islam, my people of the world caring for preserving humanity and bringing peace in this world,
silence is not a solution, rather than that is a mark of approval...

Just because you are not a victim doesn't mean you shouldn't care!




Monday, December 21, 2009

Allah Knows, only He SWT knows


When you feel all alone in this world
And there's nobody to count your tears
Just remember, no matter where you are

Allah knows
Allah knows

When you carrying a monster load
And you wonder how far you can go
With every step on that road that you take
Allah knows
‎Allah knows

No matter what, inside or out
There's one thing of which there's no doubt
Allah knows
Allah knows

And whatever lies in the heavens and the earth
Every star in this whole universe
Allah knows‎
Allah knows

‎When you find that special someone
Feel your whole life has barely begun
You can walk on the moon, shout it to everyone
Allah knows
Allah knows

When you gaze with love in your eyes
Catch a glimpse of paradise
And you see your child take the first breath of life
Allah knows
Allah knows

When you lose someone close to your heart
See your whole world fall apart
And you try to go on but it seems so hard
Allah knows‎
Allah knows

You see we all have a path to choose
Through the valleys and hills we go
With the ups and the downs, never fret never frown
Allah knows
Allah knows

Every grain of sand,
In every desert land, He knows.

Every shade of palm,

Every closed hand, He knows.

Every sparkling tear,
On every eyelash, He knows.

Every thought I have,
And every word I share, He knows.
Allah knows ‎


Friday, December 11, 2009

This is our prophet Muahammad ,part 2



Once, the prophet Muhammad (salla Allah alyh wa sallam) (Peace Be Upon Him) said to his Companions:” do you know who the Bankrupt is? “.They said:” The Bankrupt is the one who has no money or belongings “. He said (PBUH):” The bankrupt is the one who comes the day of resurrection with prayers, fasting and Zakat but he had abused that one, defamed that one, stole form that one, shed the blood of that one, and hit that one , then each of those is given from his good deeds, if his good deeds are gone before he repays for what he have done, it’s been taken form their evil deeds and thrown over him then he is thrown into hell.”


The prophet Muhammad ( salla Allah alyh wa sallam ) (Peace Be Upon Him) said : “ Do you know what is the Backbiting ? “ , they said :” Allah and his Messenger know best” , he said:” Backbiting is To mention your brother with what he hates to be said about him” they asked : “ but what if my brother is as I said about him?“ he said:” If he is as you said about him, you had Backbitten him. If he isn't, you had misjudged him.”


He chases Anger:


One of the great quotes of prophet Muhammad's (salla Allah alyh wa sallam) (Peace Be Upon Him) is : “ The strongest is not the one who beats in fighting, but the one who can contain his anger. "


Another quote says: “He who points an iron rod at his brother, is being cursed by the angels until he gets it down, even if the other man is his indeed brother (of the same parents)."
Narrated by Abu Hurayra that once a man asked the prophet (salla Allah alyh wa sallam) (Peace Be Upon Him): “ recommend (advise) me “ the prophet (PBUH) said : “ Do not rage with anger.” The man repeated many times: "Recommend me” and the prophet (PBUH) replied each time: "Do not rage with anger."


He forbids Militancy:


He says: “Never get militant in religion; people before you went astray because of nothing but their militancy in religion."


Addition: look at his merciful heart (PBUH), he wanted to keep his Ummah connected to religion forever so he guided them to be easy on themselves, never to be tough or very strict ... He knew that we are all humans, we can't stand excessive worship.
The most merciful God has sent us the most merciful messenger (salla Allahu alyhi wa sallam) (Peace Be Upon Him).
We all have the honor of belonging to his Ummah.


He calls for patience:


Lady A’isha – prophet Muhammad's wife – narrated that it was as long as two months without a fire being kindled in Muhammad's place; they used to live on water and dates.


Once a man came to Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alyhi wa sallam) (Peace Be Upon Him) wishing to get a license for fornication reasoned that he is a young man and incapable of controlling his lust. the prophet (PBUH) dabbed at his shoulder nicely and asked: “ do you like your mother to be involved in fornication?" the man replied: " no, I don't." he said : “ do you like your sister to be involved in it? “ the man said : "no, I don't." he said : “ do you like your daughter to be so? " the man said : " no, I don’t." he said : “ do you like your wife to be involved in it?" the man replied: "no, I don't."
The prophet (PBUH) said: “O Arabian brother, and neither do people! They don’t accept it for their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives." That convinced the Arabian, he said: "O messenger of Allah, pray for me to be chaste.” The prophet (PBUH) prayed for him.
"By the time I had left Muhammad (PBUH), I hated nothing more than fornication." Said the Arabian man.


One day, Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alyhi wa sallam) (Peace Be Upon Him) passed by a grave, where he saw a woman sitting by its side crying on her son who had passed away, he told her (PBUH):”Fear Allah and be dutiful to him. You should be patient." she said : “ go away from me, you didn’t experience my misery." The prophet (PBUH) walked away. The woman didn’t know him, then she was told that he is the messenger of Allah, she hurried to the prophet’s place (PBUH) apologizing and saying to him:” I didn’t recognize you." He – salla Allahu alyhi wa sallam – smiled and said: "Patience is at the first shock."
Which means: to be patient in the beginning of the crisis.


He commands us as regards neighborhood rights:


It was narrated about the prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alyhi wa sallam) (Peace Be Upon Him) that he said about neighborhood rights : “ If your neighbor asks you for help, you should answer him. If he needs money, you should lend him. If he becomes poor, you should aid him. If he is ill, you should visit him. If he gets fortune, you should congratulate him. If he gets hit by a calamity, you should condole with him. If he dies, you should attend his funeral. Do not elongate your building over his, without his permission; to avoid obstructing the wind. You should not let the smell of your food reaches his home unless you give him some of it. When you buy fruits, offer him some. If you don't intend to do, so let it enter your house in secret, and prevent your child from getting out with it; in order not to hurt your neighbor's child's feelings."


A Muslim should always meets his neighbor’s unrighteousness with goodness. Once a man came to Ibn Mas’oud (one of the prophet's companions) and complained : “ I have a neighbor who keeps hurting, insulting and annoying me." Ibn Mas’oud told him: "go, and if he disobeys Allah by hurting you, you shall obey Allah by being good to him."


He forbids Fraud:


The prophet (salla Allahu alyhi wa sallam) (Peace Be Upon Him) once passed by a man selling food. He put his hand inside it and found it wet. He asked the man: "what is this, food seller ? " The man answered: " The sky (rain) corrupted it." The prophet said (PBUH): "Shall you show it on the upper of the food so people can see it? He who deceives doesn't belong to me."
One quote of the Prophet's says: "Allah still hates he who sells a defect that hasn't been shown."


He forbids extravagance:


One quote of the Prophet's says:
" If a man had two valleys of money, he would wish for a third one. Nothing fills his mouth but dust. Allah accepts whoever repents”.
One day the prophet (salla Allahu alyhi wa sallam) (Peace Be Upon Him) passed by Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas, when he was performing Wudu' (ablution), he told him: "waste not by extravagance."
"Is there any extravagance in water?!" asked Sa'd.
The prophet (PBUH) answered: "yes, there is. Even if you were on a running river, don't waste by extravagance."


He calls for Honesty:


"If a man tells you something, then turned his head (to check if anyone else could hear him) then it is a trust."
Said our Prophet Muhammad (salla allahu alayhi wa sallam)


Addition: That means you should keep your brother's secrets, even if he didn't tell you directly that it was a secret, but only if you felt that he didn't like anyone else to know about it, whether by speaking in low voice, turning his head all the time..etc.


When the harm of the disbelievers became so intense on Muhammad – Peace and Blessings Of Allah Be Upon Him – he got the permission from Allah to migrate to Al-Madinah. There were many deposits for those disbelievers and others in the hold of Muhammad (PBUH), but the honest messenger didn’t migrate until he had assigned his cousin Ali Bin Abi Taleb to stay in Mecca to return the deposits to their owners, meanwhile those owners were conspiring to kill him (salla Allahu alyhi wa sallam).

Monday, December 07, 2009

Un aperçu de l'Islam (1)



L'Islam et les musulmans


En langue arabe, le mot Islam signifie Paix, Soumission et Obéissance. La religion Islamique consiste à accepter sans réserve les enseignements et la règle de Dieu, tels qu'ils furent révélés à Mohammad, son Prophète (que la Paix et la Bénédiction soient avec lui).

Un Musulman est celui qui croit en Dieu et s'efforce de mettre sa vie entière en accord avec la révélation Divine et les paroles du prophète. Il doit également s'employer à édifier la société sur les mêmes fondements.

Le mot " Allah " est le nom réservé à Dieu dans la langue arabe. C'est un terme unique qui ne peut se mettre ni au pluriel ni au féminin.

La continuité du Message

L'Islam n'est pas une nouvelle religion. C'est essentiellement le même message et la même règle qu'Allah a révélés à chacun des prophètes : "Dis : Nous croyons en Allah, à ce qu'on a fait descendre (de révélation) sur nous, à ce qu'on a fait descendre sur Abraham, Ismaël, Isaac, Jacob et les Tribus, et à ce qui a été apporté à Moïse, à Jésus et aux Prophètes, de la part de leur Seigneur : nous ne faisons aucune différence entre eux; et c'est à Lui que nous sommes soumis." (Coran, sourate 3, verset 84)

Le message qui fut révélé au prophète Mohammad(que la Paix et la Bénédiction soient avec lui) contient l'Islam dans toute son étendue, sous sa forme complète et définitive.

Les cinq piliers de l'Islam

1. La profession de Foi :
Témoigner que nul autre qu'Allah n'est digne d'être vénéré et que Mohammad (P.S.L) est son envoyé auprès de tous les hommes et ce, jusqu'au jour du jugement.

Parce que Mohammad (P.S.L) est le dernier prophète, chaque Musulman doit prendre modèle sur sa vie exemplaire.

2. Les Prières
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Il est du devoir de chaque Musulman de faire cinq prières par jour. Elles animent et renforcent la croyance en Allah. Elles élèvent la Moralité de l'Homme. Elles purifient le cur. Elles écartent la tentation de la faute et du mal.


3. Le Jeûne du mois de Ramadan :
Ce que les prières essaient de produire cinq fois par jour, le jeûne le fait une fois par an pendant le mois de Ramadan (le neuvième mois de l'année lunaire).

Pendant cette période, de l'aube au coucher du soleil, un Musulman ne doit pas manger une miette de nourriture, ni boire une goutte de liquide, quel que soit l'attrait qu'exerce sur lui la nourriture, et quelles que soient sa faim et sa soif. À chaque instant pendant le jeûne, il réprime ses passions, ses désirs et il proclame pour sa conduite, la suprématie de la loi Divine.

4. La Zakat :
C'est un devoir religieux pour chacun de consacrer, chaque année une aumône purificatrice, 2.5% de ses biens et économies. Cette somme est redistribuée aux plus pauvres de la communauté.


5. Le Pèlerinage à la Mecque :
Chacun doit l'effectuer une fois dans sa vie si cela est économiquement et physiquement possible.


Toute action consciente qui se conforme à la volonté d'Allah est également considérée comme un hommage à Dieu.

L'Islam prescrit la croyance en un Dieu Unique et Souverain qui rend l'homme conscient de la signification de l'univers et de la place qu'il y occupe। Cette croyance le libère de ses peurs et des superstitions en lui faisant sentir la présence d'Allah Tout-Puissant, et en lui rappelant les obligations qu'il a envers Lui। La Foi doit s'exprimer et se prouver en actes. La Foi ne suffit pas. La croyance en un seul Dieu unique exige que l'on considère l'Humanité toute entière comme une seule et même famille sous la tutelle universelle de Dieu Tout-Puissant, le Créateur et le Nourricier des hommes. L'Islam rejette l'idée d'un peuple élu et fait de la Foi en Dieu et des bonnes actions la seule voie du salut, ainsi un relation s'établit-elle avec Dieu sans aucun intermédiaire.

Friday, November 06, 2009

This is our prophet Muahammad (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) ,part 1

110- Say to them O Muhammad: I am only a mortal like you, but I am prompted by Allah to impart to you the knowledge inspired to me.

Quran /18- The CAVE: AL KAHF

24- O you, who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life.

Quran /8- The Spoils of War: AL ANFAL

31- Say to them all, O Muhammad: If you people truly entertain a great love for Allah and you look upon Him as the heart of your purpose, then follow me. Then Allah shall confer on you His grace and blessings, and find forgiveness for your iniquities. Allah is Ghafurun (Forgiving) and Rahimun (merciful)

Quran /3- The Family of ‘Imran‘ : AL–‘IMRAN ‘


Have we really forgotten who the Messenger of Allah is??
The man, who milks his sheep, sews his garment and repairs his insole.

The man who trembles when he sees an animal carrying on its back more than it can bear.

The just man who doesn't prefer his family above others, and says definitely: "If Fatema, Muhammad's daughter robs, I will cut her hand."

The modest man who said tenderly to a woman that feared him: "take it easy. I am just a son of a woman from Quraish who used to eat hard bread"

The worshipper man
who stands in his prayer, reciting a long Surah of the Qura'n in beatitude. He doesn't barter it for gold filling the earth. Then he heard an infant crying whom mother is praying behind Muhammad – salla allahu alayhi wa sallam – peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, that's why he finished his prayer in a hurry, being so merciful to the infant and his mother.


The man who used to pray at night, until his heels were swallowed. And when A'isha, his wife told him: "take it easy, as Allah has forgiven for you what preceded of your sins, and what will follow." He answered – peace and blessings of Allah be upon him: " So, will I not be a thankful worshipper??"

The man whom people were at enmity with him, hurt him, and distorted his uncle's (the martyr Hamza) corpse brutally. However, when Muahammadsalla allahu alayhi wa sallam – was in position of control (when he was able to revenge) he asked them: " O people of Quraish, what do you think I will do to you?" They answered: " Good you will do. You are a generous brother. And you are a son of a generous brother too." He then said:
" Go people, you are free! "

The man who says when he holds Khutbah (religious speech, sermon): " Whoever I had whipped his back; this is my back, so come and retaliate. And whoever I had abused him or his family, this is me and my family, so come and retaliate."

Addition:
actually prophet Muhammadsalla allahu alayhi wa sallamdidn't whip or abuse anyone. However, he cared to be sure that he owed no one any kind of apology. He also knew that he was a high example for other Muslims to follow. He aimed to teach them how to be good to people, apologize if you do wrong, and accept Al Qisas (retaliation, the law of equality in punishment) from those whom were hurt by you.


The messenger, who came to raise the flag of worship, declared that having mercy on mankind is much more pure than excessive worship. The messenger of Allah (PBUH) left his home in the year of Fath (victory) in Ramadan (the month of observing Saum (fasts)) whereas people were fasting. And when he noticed that some people had found hardship in fasting because of the aftermath of the travel, he asked for a cup of water, raised it to be visible to others, and drank – in order to break his fast. – Yet, when he was told that some people kept their fast, he said: "well, those are the disobedient!"

The messenger (PBUH) has always been defending the human rights against the aggression of excessive worship. Once, one of his companions said: " I will pray all the night, and I will sleep not." Another one said: " I will fast forever and I will never stop fasting." A third one said: " I will quit women and will never marry." The messenger asked them: "you are the people who said so and so? By Allah I swear, I am the most fearing and pious man of you, however I observe fasts, and stop fasting. I pray and sleep. And I marry women. He who doesn't want to follow my Sunnah (sayings and acts) doesn't belong to me (not truly Muslim)."

The messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) considers mercy upon others as a mean of nearness to Allah. Accordingly, if you visit an ill person, you are visiting Allah.

Although Muhammad (PBUH) is a messenger responsible for his message, yet he treats the disobedient with all mercy and kindness.

He says: “your likeness and mine is the likeness of a man who has kindled a fire, where butterflies and caterpillars are falling into. While he is protecting and sheltering them from it. I keep you away from hell and you keep slipping from my hands."

Once, a man who drank wine was brought to the messenger (PBUH). His companions drew him away from the messenger, and said: “may Allah curse him! How many times he was brought drinking!" but the messenger – salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam – told them: “don’t curse him, because he loves Allah and his messenger!"

He keeps himself away from those who only care of people sins, and despair of their goodness. He says – peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - : " if you hear a man saying people had lost their ways, then know that he is the very one who has lost his."


This part of article was translated by: Shaimaa Ali, may Allah bless her ...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Recommended


The first site:



The prophet Muhammad presents his brother Jesus to the mankind.

(A religious, historical, humanitarian, and ethical reality that shouldn't be denied is is that prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him) presented his brother, the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, to the world community in a most superb image).



to get the book in English and read an introduction to it:
http://www.muhammed-jesus.com/indexe.php

Francias:
La grande Famille prophetique
le prophète Muhammad frère du messie
http://www.muhammed-jesus.com/indexf.php

Danish:
http://www.muhammed-jesus.com/indexd.php

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The second site:

http://www.islambasics.com/

Which is an online Islamic library.


((This site allows you to do a search throughout all the books listed at the same time.

To the best of our knowledge, none of the books and images throughout our website are copyrighted.


If you find any copyrighted material, please email us so that we can remove it, or secure permission to make it available here)).


Some of their exclusives you will find on this page:
http://www.islambasics.com/index.php?act=list&cat=exc&page=1

1-Islam, The Misunderstood Religion
By: Muhammed Kutub

2-The Islamic concept and its characteristics
By: Sayed Qutb

3-The Day of Resurrection
By: Muhammad Mitwaly Ash-Sha'rawy

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Every soul shall have a taste of death


((كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ وَإِنَّمَا تُوَفَّوْنَ أُجُورَكُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فَمَنْ زُحْزِحَ عَنِ النَّارِ وَأُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ فَقَدْ فَازَ وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ)).

"Every soul shall have a taste of death: and only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life): for the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception."


((أَيْنَمَا تَكُونُوا يُدْرِكْكُمُ الْمَوْتُ وَلَوْ كُنْتُمْ فِي بُرُوجٍ مُشَيَّدَة))

"Wherever ye are, death will find you out, even if you are in towers built up strong and high!"


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Few days ago, a 21-year-old friend of mine called Mostafa(known amongst us by Adam) died of Hodgkin lymphoma cancer (type of malignant tumors) that they discovered during the year of 2007 …

The story of what happened is quite long but I'm just shocked and I'm not able to talk much about it..

because it's the first time for me to experience such a situation...


This is a reminder for all of us, death is very near more than anyone can expect, no matter how old or healthy you are...

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Prepare for Departure

Habib al-‘Abid reports: Once, when I arrived in al-Basrah, I was surprised to see that the markets were closed, and the streets empty.

I called out: “O people of Basrah, is this some kind of holiday of yours that I am unaware of?”

Someone answered: “No, but al-Hasan al-Basri is in the main gathering place [of Basrah], giving a speech to the people.”

I hurried to his gathering, and when I arrived there, I saw him sitting down on some high ground.

He was saying:

“O people, prepare for departure, for very little time remains from this world.
Prepare to move [to the hereafter], for there is no way to stay here.

Do you not know that you will soon be surrendered to the place of trial [i.e. the grave, Hereafter, etc.]?

Do you not know that each one of you will soon be alone with his deeds and that you will be presented [with your deeds] to Allah on the Day of Judgment?

He [subhaanahu wa ta’aala] forbade you from sinning, but you have not stopped sinning.

He [subhaanahu wa ta’aala] has encouraged you to seek out Jannah, but you do not [seem to] desire it or long for it.


He [subhaanahu wa ta’aala] [threatened] you with the Hellfire, but you are neither afraid nor terrified of it.

Your white hairs are warning you of approaching death, so what are you waiting for?
O white-haired one, you are able to perform good deeds, so what is your excuse?

O one who obeys his mouth and his desires, who wastes his share of the akhirah by taking his entire share in this world, who persists in committing sins and evil deeds, if only I knew: what your excuse will be before Him [subhaanahu wa ta’aala]?

What argument will you put forth when you go to Him [subhaanahu wa ta’aala]? You are lost and misguided, so ask Allaah, the All-Mighty, to forgive both me and you.”

((Taken from: Al-Mawa’idh wal-Majalis’, P. 181))


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Brothers and sisters, remember him in your prayers, please..

and ask Allah Almighty the forgiveness for all of us..