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..

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
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.