Showing posts with label Islam News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Islam News. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Is celebrating Prophet's Birthday is really bida'ah? [Video]

Is celebrating Prophet's Birthday is really bida'ah? [Video]



- If you wish to celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday, FAST on Monday.
- If you wish to celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday, follow Islam.

Allah knows better

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Muslims 'are good for Britain,' says Tony Blair's sister-in-law Lauren Booth


The sister-in-law of former Prime Minister Tony Blair said yesterday that a rise in the number of Muslims would be ‘good’ for Britain.

Lauren Booth, who converted to Islam last year, told the University of Essex’s annual Islamic Conference in Colchester that since becoming a Muslim she was a ‘better worker’ and a ‘better mother’ to her two daughters.

Ms Booth was asked how her sister Cherie Blair and the former Prime Minister had reacted to her conversion.

She replied: ‘My sister...recognises that it is a great faith that people follow. Tony Blair is Tony Blair.’
Ms Booth told of the peace she had found when visiting a mosque in Iran.

‘It’s equivalent to having two spliffs and a bottle of wine,’ she said.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Islamic view on celebrating the Valentine’s Day

Islamic view on celebrating the Valentine’s Day

Islamic view on celebrating the Valentine’s Day

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

First of all, we’d like to shed light on the origin of this festival, known as "Valentine Day" or "Festival of Love":

The Festival of Love was one of the festivals of the pagan Romans, when paganism was the prevalent religion of the Romans more than seventeen centuries ago. In the pagan Roman concept, it was an expression of "spiritual love".

There were myths associated with this pagan festival of the Romans, which persisted with their Christian heirs. Among the most famous of these myths was the Roman belief that Romulus, the founder of Rome, was suckled one day by a she-wolf, which gave him strength and wisdom.

The Romans used to celebrate this event in mid-February each year with a big festival.

One of the rituals of this festival was the sacrifice of a dog and a goat. Two strong and muscular youths would daub the blood of the dog and goat onto their bodies, then they would wash the blood away with milk. After that there would be a great parade, with these two youths at its head, which would go about the streets. The two youths would have pieces of leather with which they would hit everyone who crossed their path. The Roman women would welcome these blows, because they believed that they could prevent or cure infertility.

The connection between Saint Valentine and this festival:

Saint Valentine is a name which is given to two of the ancient "martyrs" of the Christian Church. It was said that there were two of them, or that there was only one, who died in Rome as the result of the persecution of the Gothic leader Claudius, c. 296 CE. In 350 CE, a church was built in Rome on the site of the place where he died, to perpetuate his memory.

When the Romans embraced Christianity, they continued to celebrate the Feast of Love mentioned above, but they changed it from the pagan concept of "spiritual love" to another concept known as the "martyrs of love", represented by Saint Valentine who had advocated love and peace, for which cause he was martyred, according to their claims. It was also called the Feast of Lovers, and Saint Valentine was considered to be the patron saint of lovers.

One of their false beliefs connected with this festival was that the names of girls who had reached marriageable age would be written on small rolls of paper and placed in a dish on a table. Then the young men who wanted to get married would be called, and each of them would pick a piece of paper. He would put himself at the service of the girl whose name he had drawn for one year, so that they could find out about one another. Then they would get married, or they would repeat the same process again on the day of the festival in the following year.

The Christian clergy reacted against this tradition, which they considered to have a corrupting influence on the morals of young men and women. It was abolished in Italy, where it had been well-known, then it was revived in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when in some western countries there appeared shops which sold small books called “Valentine’s books”, which contained love poems, from which the one who wanted to send a greeting to his sweetheart could choose. They also contained suggestions for writing love letters.
The above quotation is excerpted, with slight modifications, from www.Islam-qa.com

As regards the Islamic stance on this festival, Dr. Su`ad Ibrahim Salih, professor of Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh) at Al-Azhar University, states the following:


Indeed, Islam is the religion of altruism, true love, and cooperation on that which is good and righteous. We implore Allah Almighty to gather us together under the umbrella of His All-encompassing Mercy, and to unite us together as one man. Allah Almighty says: (The believers are naught else than brothers. Therefore make peace between your brethren and observe your duty to Allah that haply ye may obtain mercy.) (Al-Hujurat 49: 10)

Focusing more on the question in point, I can say that there are forms of expressing love that are religiously acceptable, while there are others that are not religiously acceptable. Among the forms of love that are religiously acceptable are those that include the love for Prophets and Messengers. It stands to reason that the love for Allah, and His Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) should have the top priority over all other forms of love.

Islam does recognize happy occasions that bring people closer to one another, and add spice to their lives. However, Islam goes against blindly imitating the West regarding a special occasion such as Valentine’s Day. Hence, commemorating that special day known as the Valentine’s Day is an innovation or bid`ah that has no religious backing. Every innovation of that kind is rejected, as far as Islam is concerned. Islam requires all Muslims to love one another all over the whole year, and reducing the whole year to a single day is totally rejected.

Hence, we Muslims ought not to follow in the footsteps of such innovations and superstitions that are common in what is known as the Valentine’s Day. No doubt that there are many irreligious practices that occur on that day, and those practices are capable of dissuading people from the true meanings of love and altruism to the extent that the celebration is reduced to a moral decline.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Paris Hilton Converts to Islam

Paris Hilton Converts to Islam

JEDDAH - Saudi Arabia - Former American socialite, Paris Hilton has converted to Islam, her spokesman, Ian Brinkham, has revealed to CBS news.

"She has been toying with the idea for quite a while now and when she was imprisoned at Century Regional Detention Facility in 2007, she encountered a few people who had already converted," Mr Brinkham said.

By converting to the Muslim faith, Paris Hilton has decided to shun her old life as a celebrity skank.

Speaking from an Islamic study retreat in Jeddah, she said: "I have now found total peace in my life. Before, I used to be known as an STD-ridden streetwalker , a 'hoe' and a person of loose morals, but now, things have changed. Allah be praised."

Hollywood Jihad

Ms Hilton plans to return to Los Angeles next week to start her own Islamic school in the middle of Beverly Hills.

"Forget Scientology or Kaballah. This is the religion to be in now. I'm not going to be wearing a piece of red string on my wrist or walk around like a robot talking to Xenu. Islam is the new must-have religion. and I'm going to spread the word of the Koran to everyone," an excited Paris Hilton said.

Paris Hilton also plans to change her name to 'Tahirah' which means 'Pure, chaste' in Arabic. Her Islamic school will open in July and is set to become a popular Hollywood spiritual haunt for many celebrities.


Paris Hilton Converts to Islam
Source:
http://www.dailysquib.co.uk/entertainment/2636-paris-hilton-converts-to-islam.html

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Munafiq Or MOMIN Ki DUA Ma Farak

ALLAH say jab koi munafiq dua kerta hai to ALLAH kehta hai ke:

Aye farishto is ki dua foran qabool ker lo kyun ke Mujhe iss ki awaaz pasand nai.

Or jab koi momin dua kerta hai to ALLAH farishton say kehta hai ke :

Aye farishto is ki dua ma takheer kerdo, mujhe is ka mangna bohat pasand hai, abhi thoda or mangne do.

Monday, January 17, 2011

This world is like as – A true reality of life

True reality of life

A man goes to forest, he realizes that a lion is following him, He runs and runs, when he tries, he views a hole, he want to jump in that hole in order to escape his life but there is a dragon in that hole. Meanwhile he holds a branch and climbs up the tree there he examines two rats, one white and one black, are cutting the root of the tree, slowly and constantly.

He gets much worried that the tree would be down in some time and I would be fall to lion and dragon.

Suddenly he looks a hive full of honey, he gets so busy to eat and gain honey that totally forgets the fear of lion and rate and snake.

Meanwhile root of the tree was cut and he fells to lion who threw him into hole where the dragon swallowed him.

Hazrat Room (RA) explains that ;
- Jungle is this world;
- Lion is death who is behind man;
- Hole is grave who is in front and dragon represents evil deeds who would punish in grave;
- Rats are day and night who are reducing the life every day;
- Tree is life and;
- Hive of honey is wordily attractions which make man’s eye close of death and hereafter matters and death snatches at once, at its fixed time.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

72 signs of Qayamat


::: 72 signs of Qayamat :::

1. People will leave prayer.

2. People will usurp Ama’naat.

3. Lying will become an Art.

4. There will be murders on the slightest of disagreements

5. Interest will become common.

6. There will be very tall buildings

7 People will sell religion for the world.

8. People will treat relatives badly

9 Justice will become a rarity

10 Lies will be considered truth

11. Clothes will be of silk

12. Persecution will become common

13. Divorces will become common

14. Sudden deaths will increase.

15. The usurper of Ama’naat will be considered honest and honorable.

16. The keeper of Ama’naat will be called an usurper of things given to him for safekeeping

17. Liars will be thought of as honest

18. Honest people will be thought of as liars

19. False accusations will become the norm.

20. It will be hot in spite of rain.

21. Instead of wishing for children, people will pray that they not have children

22. People from bad backgrounds and with bad upbringing will live a life of luxury (material, not peaceful).

23. Good people, when they try to practice, will be cut off from the world

24. Previously good people will also usurp Ama’naat.

25. Leaders will become persecutors.

26. Ulema and Qaris will commit adultery.

27. People will wear clothes of animal skin.

28. But their hearts will smell and will be dead.

29. And will be bitter.

30. Gold will become common.

31. Demand for silver will increase.

32. Sin will increase.

33. Peace will become rare.

34. Ayaats from the Quran will be decorated and calligraphy will become.

35. Mosques will be decorated.

36. And will have tall Minars.

37. But hearts will be empty.

38. Alcoholic drinks will be consumed.

39. Punishments ordered by the Shariah will be revoked and will not longer be implemented.

40. Women will order their mother around.

41. People who are with naked feet, naked bodies and against religion will become kings.

42. Women will trade along with men.

43. Women will imitate men.

44. Men will imitate women.

45. People will swear by things other than Allah and the Quran.

46. Even Muslims will be prepared to give false testimony, without being incited to it.

47. Only people one knows will be greeted with the salaam.

48. The knowledge of the Shariah will be used to earn worldly things.

49. Acts, which earn the Akhirah, will be used to earn the world.

50. Assets belonging to the nation will be considered and treated as personal treasures by the rulers.

51. Ama’naat will be considered ones personal asset.

52. Zakaat will be considered as a penalty.

53. The lowest and the worst man in the nation will become its leader.

54. People will not obey their fathers.

55. And will mistreat their mothers.

56. And will not hold back from harming their friends.

57. And will obey their wives.

58. And the voices of the men who commit adultery will be raised in mosques.

59. Women who sing will be treated with great deference.

60. Instruments of music will be kept with great care.

61. Alcohol will be drunk on the highways.

62. People will be proud of their acts of persecution.

63. Justice will be sold in the courts.

64. The number of men in the police force will increase.

65. Instead of music, the Quran will be used to gain pleasure for its tune and style (qirat), not for what it preaches, its meaning or for rewards in the Akhirah.

66. Animal fur will be used.

67. The last of the Ummat will curse those before them (clearly seen today in people who call the Prophet’s companion’s names).

68. Either Allah will send a Red Storm upon you.

69. Or Earthquakes.

70. Or your faces will be changed.

71. Or a rain of rocks from the skies. Asteroids? Meteors.

72. Lies will become a habit of the rulers and the rich.

The Prophet Muhammad Salallaho Alaihi Wa Alehi Wassallam also said:

1. Alcohol will be called Sherbat and will be considered Halal.

2. Interest will be called Trade and will be considered Halal.

3. Brides will be called Gifts and will be considered Halal.

4. Women will be naked in spite of wearing dresses.

This Hadith has baffled the Ulema for a very long time until now:

The three kind of naked women are:


1. Those who wear see-through dresses.

2. Those who wear tight dresses.

3. Those whose dresses are so short and they expose the body.

Women will have hair, like the hump of a camel. (This hadith too, bad baffled the Ulema for quite a long time till they saw current hairstyles. I believe it came into fashion about 5 years ago).


Allah knows better

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Converts to Islam double in Britain, says study

The number of Britons choosing to become Muslims has nearly doubled in the past decade, according to a study by an inter-faith think tank.

The study by think tank Faith Matters attempts to estimate how many people have embraced Islam.

Despite the "often negative" portrayal of Islam, thousands of Britons are adopting the religion every year, The Independent reported.

Estimating the number of converts living in Britain has always been difficult because census data does not differentiate between whether a religious person has adopted a new faith or was born into it.

Previous estimates placed the number of Muslim converts at between 14,000 and 25,000.

But the new study by Faith Matters suggests the real figure could be as high as 100,000, with as many as 5,000 new conversions nationwide each year.

The researchers used data from the Scottish 2001 census - which is the only survey to ask respondents what their religion was at birth as well as at the time of the survey.

The experts broke down what proportion of Muslim converts there were in Scotland and then extrapolated the figures for Britain as a whole.

In all, they estimated there were 60,699 converts living in Britain in 2001.

The researchers polled mosques in London to try to calculate how many conversions take place a year.

The results gave a figure of 1,400 conversions in the capital in the past 12 months which, when extrapolated nationwide, would mean approximately 5,200 people adopting Islam every year.

The figures are comparable with studies in Germany and France which found that there were around 4,000 conversions a year.

Fiyaz Mughal, director of Faith Matters, said that coming up with a reliable estimate of the number of converts to Islam was "notoriously difficult".

"This report is the best intellectual 'guestimate' using census numbers, local authority data and polling from mosques. Either way few people doubt that the number adopting Islam in the UK has risen dramatically in the past 10 years," he said.

Batool al-Toma, an Irish-born convert who works at the Islamic Foundation and runs the New Muslims Project, a group to help converts, said she believed the new figures were "a little on the high side".

Inayat Bunglawala, founder of Muslims4UK, which promotes active Muslim engagement in British society, said the figures were "not implausible".

"It would mean that around one in 600 Britons is a convert to the faith," he said.

Source:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/
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