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The Holy Quran will be burnt on next Saturday !!!!!!!

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Sunday, February 22, 2009, In : Islam 
The Holy Quran will be burnt on next Saturday !!!!!!!
 
Carrefour refused to boycott Israeli/American/Denmark Products.
KFC ( Kentucky Fried Chicken), McDonalds, Hardees, Burger King, Pizza Hutt & Starbucks have decided to buy Denmark Products to save their losses.
Boycott Denmark Products and Circulate this news to whoever you can!!!!!
Denmark wants to Burn the Holy Quran on next Saturday in the large grounds in Coppenhagen (capital city of Denmark ), in reply to the Islamic Boycott on their prod...
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FAJAR NAMAZ

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, In : Islam 

Fajr Prayer

A man woke up early in order to pray the Fajr prayer in the masjid. He got dressed, made his ablution and was on his way to the masjid. On his way to the masjid, the man fell and his clothes got dirty. He got up, brushed himself off, and headed home. At home, he changed is clothes, made his ablution, and was, again, on his way to the masjid.On his way to the masjid, he fell again and at the same spot!

 

He, again, got up, brushed himself off and headed home. At home he, once a...


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"Secular" Islam

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Islam 

A summit was held a few months ago in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA to promote a “secular version of Islam“. This Summit was an international forum spearheaded by Muslim secularists and was organized and sponsored by the Center for Inquiry in partnership with the International Intelligence Summit. 

Many who attended issued a declaration at the end of the summit. While many of the clauses of that declaration are in tune with Islam and its teachings, there were others that clearly are bas...


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Authenticating Hadith (Sayings of the Prophet) - An Overview

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Islam 

The Sunnah (traditions) of the Prophet SAWS, along with Quran, is the cornerstone of the teachings of Islam. Among majority of the scholars, the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad SAWS is defined as the sayings (Hadith Qauli or the verbal order), actions (Hadith Fa’lee or the action) or approval of actions (Hadith Taqreeri) that are related to the beliefs as well as rulings of the Islamic faith – both in terms of rituals as well as daily life actions. The Sunnah has one of three roles when it...


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Untangling Islam from Cultural and Social Issues

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Islam 

One story actively being discussed these days is about a Muslim man in Canada who allegedly killed his daughter for not wearing hijab – or so is the media reporting. Obviously, these reports are also helping the agenda of those who wish to defame Islam and Muslims in general. As expected, this news made it to the headline news of major media networks, once again putting Muslims in a spotlight that they didn’t wish to be in.

For example, in describing the incident, Canada’s National P...


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Indian Muslims: Countering the hatred that has killed thousands

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Islam 

“Hatred always signifies the triumph of imagination over reality. The danger of hatred lies in the kind of intellectual and moral vacuum it tends to create and maintain among individuals and societies.” Leonidas Donskis

===> 15 years ago on December 6th, 1992, the world witnessed with horror the demolition of Babri mosque, and the killings that ensued continue to haunt politicians and non-politicians alike until today.

Scores of innocent civilians and children were killed within...


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Ashura of Muharram - A Shia and Sunni Muslim Observance

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Islam 

10th of Muharram (the day of Ashura) is observed as an important day by both Sunni and Shia Muslims – however, for different reasons.

Most scholars believe that Ahsura is named as such because of “tenth” of Muharram (ten is translated as “Ashara” in the Arabic language)

Sunni Muslims look at Ashura as “good” while Shia Muslims believe that day to be a day of mourning and sorrow. Again – for different reasons.

Sunni Muslims

Based on the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (saws), ...


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Distinguishing Between Religious Innovation (Bidaa’) versus "Lawful"

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Islam 

One of the issues that Muslims struggle with today is drawing the line between innovation (Bidaa’) and that what is lawful from an Islamic standpoint. All Muslims know the strict prohibition of the prophet against innovating things into religion. For example, celebrating of certain events such as the birthday of the prophet (SAWS), the night of the israa’ and maraaj in middle of the month of Shaban etc. have always been a topic of keen interest and debate among the Muslims for a long time...


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Should Christians be discouraged from using the term "Allah"?

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Islam 

The Malaysian cabinet and government declared last week that Malaysian Christians could no longer use the word “Allah”. Their rationale was based on the concern that the use of the word “Allah” by Christians in their religious messages could confuse some Muslims and hence could draw them toward Christianity.

It seems that the ban in Malaysia was placed 20 years ago but was never enforced until a few days ago.

allah Malay Christians argue that the word “Allah” predates the ti...


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What Drives People to Convert to Islam

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Islam 

The nature of religious faith is quite mysterious. As part of their religious faiths, people believe in a variety of deities. There are people who have religious faith in the unseen supreme transcendental power and then there are others who believe in some humans as Gods, animals (e.g. monkeys), fire, idols made of stone, and the list goes on.

A lot is associated with having a religious “faith”. Part of it has to do with beliefs passed on through generations. People’s identities ther...


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Dua (Supplication) - The Tool for Asking what you want…

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Islam 


Trials, tribulations and challenges are part of every person’s life. However, to counter that, Allah has provided us a very powerful tool – and that is the tool of du’a or asking Allah for help and his mercy when we need it. And we need it all the time….


 

The following are some of the prophet’s sayings about making Dua to Allah.

 

Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The dua’ of any one of you will be answered so long as he does not seek to hasten it,...


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New year (1429 Hijri) Message setting Goals for Personal Transformation

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Islam 

 know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. — Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

The new Islamic year (1429 Hijri) is finally here. A few days ago, people celebrated the beginnings of 2008 in many novel as well as traditional ways. One of the usual ways was to set new goals and resolutions for personal transformation and improvement. Although, setting resolutions and goals is a powerful tool to help you potentially shape ...


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Muslims vs Muslims-who's right?

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Islam 

Being a Muslim, have you ever been labeled as a Sunni, Shia, Wahhabi, Sufi, or something else?


What about being accused of being a liberal, hijabi, sellout, or a hardliner?

Many of us may take it as an insult to be labeled as one but the reality is that it is how we are labeled by others – unfortunately sometimes unbeknownst to us – and that is how at times we pick our social circles.

Who is right?

Contrary to the happenings of today, the teachings of Islam lay down the foundations of...


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Rewards Benefits and Virtues of Quran and its Recitation.

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Islam 

This article is a collection of Quranic verses, Ahadeeth (Prophet’s Saying) and sayings of the salaf (pious people that followed the prophet) on the majesty of Quran, the great virtues for reading and following it.

1. Quran on Quran

To begin with, there are many verses in the Quran itself that underscore the majesty of Allah’s verses and the Quran itself –

Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

"Say: ‘If the mankind and the jinn were together to produce the like of this Quran...


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Managing the Pain and Pleasure of Relationships.

Posted by Zaka Ullah on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : Islam 

Relationships are the lifeblood of our journey through this world. Good relationships not only can help us navigate through the challenges of this life more easily but they can be fulfilling and as well invigorating. Bad relationships on the other hand can put one’s life dead in its track. Ask a divorced person who has left a married life – or a person who ended up changing his work due to bad relationships – or ask family members devastated and shattered due to family squabbles. They w...


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