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Losing Islamic Identity, aren’t we?

29 Mar

Something to think of...

I went to a Meelad yesterday. And there one fine lady read this poem aloud and it was one powerful piece of writing.  I knew it in a sec. that i had to have it. I had to publish it on my blog. Just had to.

Because, it’s so true, sad but true. This is who WE are. We, us Muslims, well most of us i know. We follow everything blindly as we are told, by our parents, grand-parents and so on. But, nobody questions. About all the why’s, how and where’s, anymore. They just follow whatever they are told to. And this has to stop now because, the Real Islam is one way or the other not in our mind, but it’s the culture that we are living/wasting our lives for. We think that it’s religion however what Islam wants us to be, how it wants its followers to be is not even brought into consideration anymore, since emotions took over.

People are happy listening to the tales of oh-so-many prophets and nobody even knows anything about their preachings, what they asked their fellow brothers to do, to surrender to the will of Almighty Allah. Night and day we live with the incessant thought that we can never be wrong. Never giving much room to thoughts that just might convince us otherwise.

Be the change you want in this world. Especially in our, Muslims world.

Eid Milad-un-Nabi PBUH

10 Mar

Today is 12 Rabi-ul-awal according to Islamic calender. The day, many scholars believe, our Holy Prophet Mohammad PBUH was born. May you all make most out of this auspicious day. Enjoy as much as you can.
Happy celebrating! 🙂
Will be writing more on this topic soon, insha Allah!

What were they thinking?

23 Mar

It all began on Sep. 30th, 2005 when a Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten printed twelveReprinting caricatures of the Holy Prophet protest caricatures or cartoons of the Holy Prophet P.B.U.H, entitled “Faces of Mohammad” some of which seemed to equate Prophet Mohammad P.B.U.H. with terrorism. And then the not-so-unexpected happened as the cartoons stirred anger across the Muslim world with calls for boycotting Danish products, mass protests, Danish flag-burning incidents, Danish embassies were attacked and unfortunately some people even lost their lives.

And then after all that, the cartoons got reprinted. And their reason was:

“They say they wanted to show their commitment to freedom of speech after an alleged plot to kill one of the cartoonists behind the drawings.”

Know more>>>

The republication of the cartoons has drawn condemnation among Muslims. Arab News reported from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that the secretary-general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) had expressed regret about the new move.

“Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu urged Muslims to use legal and peaceful means to protest the outrage. He said that he wished the Danish media would have chosen another subject as a test case to reassert the freedom of speech instead of supporting a blatant act of incitement to hatred in a most unfortunate and senseless manner, noting that the newspapers were aware that this act would offend not only Danish Muslims but the world’s other 1.3 billion Muslims who have nothing to do with the alleged three-man terror plot.”

“The OIC General Secretariat would not hesitate to condemn the plotters in the strongest possible terms if their crime is established by the proper judicial Danish authorities. Although these individuals represent neither the Danish Muslims nor the Muslim world.” he added.

A note to Danish Officials or to whom it may concern: What do you want from us? Why would you do anything like this? What are you trying to prove?

A call to Muslims:Carefully read what Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu is saying. Start boycotting Danish products, if needed organize peaceful protests. Let your voice be heard. Don’t involve innocent civilians who have nothing to do with it as many Danes condemn the printing of these cartoons.
So please be prudent and choose your words wisely, make use of your anger in a constructive way. Know more about Danish products and try to create or use substitute products.

First think about your choices and then make a choice. And my first choice is to boycott their products. Ban Danish products

Say No!

Say No! ll

Women in Islam

27 Nov

One question that has been bothering alot of you is going to be discussed here. Right now. So listen carefully. Here it goes.

Questions: Are men and women equal in Islam? How does Islam value women?

Answer: No! Why? I’ll tell you why. And how it honors women is given below.

You see, women in Islam are Not equal to men likewise men are not equal to women. But it doesn’t mean that they are not equally good. Both are different, physically, psychologically and biologically. They both have a job that they have to perform. That is why one of them is called ‘man’ and other ‘woman’. Because of this difference they are not equal, they don’t have equal rights and same is the case with their duties. It’s common sense.

Islam is the ONLY religion which showed alot of respect to women when men were not doing so. Before Islam women were treated worse than animals and slaves. The practice those days towards women were horrendous. They had no rights, right to speak, right to have an opinion, right to inherit, right to own property, and since they had no right to own so couldn’t spend on themselves as well which means,no right to hang out in malls. Imagine it. They had no respect, they used to bury the baby as soon as they found out, it’s a girl. They were burred alive, abandoned, left on their own in deserts because of the fear that an increase of female offspring would result in economic burdens, as well as fear of the humiliation frequently caused by girls being captured by a hostile tribe and subsequently preferring their captors to their parents and brothers. In short they had NO rights whatsoever. They had no respect, were treated like cattle and useless animals. They used to sell women as they used to sell their sheep. They looked down upon women. They didn’t even wish to own them. This was their society.

And then there was Islam, which treated women with dignity, honor, it gave them their due respect. Firstly, it ordered to

1. Stop the killing of baby-girls instantly.

According to Quran, Surah Al-An’am, (The Cattle) Chapter 6 , verse 151:

“…Kill not your children on a plea of want. We provide sustenance for you and for them. Come not near shameful deeds, whether open or secret. Take not life which Allah has made sacred…”

A similar guidance is repeated in Surah Al-Isra (The Night journey) Chapter 17, Verse 31:

“Kill not your children for fear of want: We shall provide sustenance for them as well as for you. Verily the killing of them is a great sin.”

2. And then they were given given the right to inheritance.

According to Quran, surah Al Nisa (The Women) Verse 7:

“Unto men (of the family) belongs a share of that which Parents and near kindred leave, and unto women a share of that which parents and near kindred leave, whether it be a little or much – a determinate share.”

3. Right to own Property:

More than 1,300 years before the west gave economical rights to women, Islam recognized the rights of adult women. Any adult woman has the right to possess or to own or to dispose any of her own property in any way she feels fit irrespective of whether she is single or married. The first time that rights of married women was recognized in the West whereby she could own and dispose of property without the control, approval or consent of her husband was in 1870s in England under the “Married Women Property Act”. This Act was later amended in 1882 and 1887. Women have the right to own and manage their money. And men, may it be their husband’s can’t have that money without their consent.

4. Right to education.

According to The Holy Prophet:

“Seeking knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim man and Muslim woman.”

5. Right to refuse any marriage proposal that doesn’t please them.

In Quran there are 177 verses that refer to women. A comprehensive note on Women in Islam by Zakir Naik is Women in Islam. I’m sure all of you’re questions regarding Women will be covered by these articles. And do check out “Women in Hinduism

So now do you think we Muslims are barbaric for making women wear a veil? If so, then i’m curious to ask you, do you even know the meaning of barbaric? They were crude people who had no cloths on whereas we are the one’s wearing ’em and actually you are the one’s who are not, so who’s barbaric now?

Sami Yusuf : ‘Al-Mu’allim’

22 Oct


Yesterday i was surfying thorugh tv channels and
heard this
beautiful Naat Shareef,
excellent stuff.

“We once had a Teacher
The Teacher of teachers,
He changed the world for the better
And made us better creatures
Oh Allah we’ve shamed ourselves
We’ve strayed from Al-Mu’allim,
Surely we’ve wronged ourselves
What will we say in front him?
Oh Mu’allim…

Chorus
He was Muhammad salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,
Muhammad, mercy upon Mankind,
He was Muhammad salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,
Muhammad, mercy upon Mankind,
Teacher of all Mankind.
Abal Qasim [one of the names of the Prophet]
Ya Habibi ya Muhammad
(My beloved O Muhammad)
Ya Shafi’i ya Muhammad
(My intercessor O Muhammad)
Khayru khalqillahi Muhammad
(The best of Allah’s creation is Muhammad)
Ya Mustafa ya Imamal Mursalina
(O Chosen One, O Imam of the Messengers)
Ya Mustafa ya Shafi’al ‘Alamina
(O Chosen One, O intercessor of the worlds)
He prayed while others slept
While others ate he’d fast,
While they would laugh he wept
Until he breathed his last,
His only wish was for us to be
Among the ones who prosper,
Ya Mu’allim peace be upon you,
Truly you are our Teacher,
Oh Mu’allim..

Chorus
Ya Habibi ya Muhammad
(My beloved O Muhammad)
Ya Shafi’i ya Muhammad
(My intercessor O Muhammad)
Ya Rasuli ya Muhammad
(O My Messenger O Muhammad)
Ya Bashiri ya Muhammad
(O bearer of good news O Muhammad)
Ya Nadhiri ya Muhammad
(O warner O Muhammad)
‘Ishqu Qalbi ya Muhammad
(The love of my heart O Muhammad)
Nuru ‘Ayni ya Muhammad
(Light of my eye O Muhammad)
He taught us to be just and kind
And to feed the poor and hungry,
Help the wayfarer and the orphan child
And to not be cruel and miserly,
His speech was soft and gentle,
Like a mother stroking her child,
His mercy and compassion,
Were most radiant when he smiled

Chorus
Abal Qasim [one of the names of the Prophet]
Ya Habibi ya Muhammad
(My beloved O Muhammad)
Ya Shafi’i ya Muhammad
(My intercessor O Muhammad)
Khayru khalqillahi Muhammad
(The best of Allah’s creation is Muhammad)
Ya Mustafa Ya Imamal Mursalina
(O Chosen One O Imam of the Messengers)
Ya Mustafa ya Shafi’al ‘Alamina
(O Chosen One O intercessor of the worlds)”

Masha ALLAH, an excellent selection of words.
Worth listening to i must say.