As many Muslims all around the world have done this past month, I have spent a lot of time pouring through learning, reading, and reflecting.
I woke to day with an indescribable feeling of release. Its the feeling that one might have when they’ve been given a second chance. Its the joy of knowing that all has been forgiven. It’s a personal feeling, one that I wish everyone had but I cannot give to them.
So here I am starting over. I’m not just speaking for this blog, but more so on life, belief, attitude, Islam.
Every moment, minute, second, hour is an opportunity to start again, learn from past mistakes, and improve on the future.
Masha’Allah another Ramadan has come and gone. It went so quick! I am so thankful for each and every day.
Its been about a year since I have posted. And I plan to restart soon. Life happened and I had to focus my attention on other things. But I feel that it is time to revisit this blog, for my own well being and those that it might touch in the process. More to come…
Please continue. 99% of you have become marginally more attractive in the past few days.
I think they are supporting MOVEMBER, a month for men’s health awareness. The charity promotes the growing of moustaches in the month of November, not beards. But at any rate, good for them for supporting a good cause.
(CNN) — A federal judge Monday blocked an amendment to Oklahoma’s state constitution that would bar the use of Islamic religious law in state courts after American Muslims challenged the proposal in court. Oklahoma voters approved the amendment in last week’s elections by a 7-3 ratio. But the Council on American-Islamic Relations challenged the measure as a violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange issued a temporary restraining order Monday morning that will keep state election officials from certifying that vote.
"What this amendment is going to do is officially disfavor and condemn the Muslim community as being a threat to Oklahoma," said Muneer Awad, executive director of CAIR’s Oklahoma chapter and the lead plaintiff in the suit. In addition, he said, it would invalidate private documents, such as wills, that are written in compliance with Muslim law.
Retired Justice John Paul Stevens expressed support Thursday for a planned Islamic community center near the site of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, urging religious and ethnic tolerance.
"American Muslims should enjoy the freedom to build their places of worship wherever permitted by local zoning laws," the retired Supreme Court jurist said at a luncheon where he was honored by the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation.
The 90-year-old said his experiences as a veteran of World War II, when the United States was fighting Japan, have given him insight over the years into the need to combat “invidious prejudice.” Read the full story
“She believed in me when no one else did; she accepted Islam when people rejected me; and she helped and comforted me when there was no one else to lend me a helping hand.”—Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) relates to his first wife Khadijah. (via mussalman)
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Walaikum asslaam. Hamduilillah I am well, inshaAllah the same is true for you too. Thanks for the follow, I am new to Tumblr and I am still trying to get used to blogging. Its nice to see that people are actually out there reading my posts!
The Omani people, like people everywhere today, are attuned to what’s going on in the United States, and the news of my possible appointment spread quickly throughout the city. As I walked through the warm, dusty markets of old Muscat, an electric buzz seemed to hover in the spice-laden air. Friendly smiles abounded as the locals parted to let me through, the children, innocent and oblivious, jumping and chattering.
When I went to meet with the Omani minister of cultural and religious affairs, a small man with placid eyes, I was a bit distracted during our meeting. Sensing my internal turbulence regarding the news from the United States, he reminded me that I shouldn’t dwell on what was to come because only God knows of the plans he has for my life. “Remember this,” the minister said. “Insha’Allah.”
The phrase is Arabic for “if it is God’s will.” His words remained with me, weaving through my thoughts as I made my way back to the hotel. Insha’Allah. If it is God’s will. The message is the bedrock of my Christian faith, as well, and long has given me the strength to confront the many courses my life has taken.
The phrase in Arabic sounds so different from its English counterpart, as different as the heat-seared land of Oman is from the dogwood tree-lined streets of Atlanta. In both Arabic and English, the words are used in praise and love. Too often, though, they are invoked in fear and ignorance. But, whether we are Arabs or Americans, Muslims, Christians or Jews, we are all human beings. We must strive toward the lasting peace that is, without a doubt, God’s will for us.
Please take the time to read this article. Alhamdulillah, it is so nice to read a bit of positive news, regarding a Christian’s view of Islam. Click the link above to go to cnn.com’s belief blog.
NANTERRE, France — For years, Anissa Benchamacha bought her meat in a parking lot, from vendors hawking near-expired products to Muslims eager to find food that met their religious requirements.
But on a recent afternoon, Ms. Benchamacha stood in quiet wonderment before the tidy rows of packaged cold cuts in Hal’Shop, a new supermarket in this middle-class Paris suburb, a few aisles away from the cans of foie gras and bottles of nonalcoholic champagne — all of them halal, or permitted under Islam.
“I came here on the first day of its opening,” she said. “It’s good that things are changing in this country.”
France has the largest population of Muslims in Europe, about six million, and even as they listen to the country debate the terms of their integration into French society, they are having a major impact on the food culture.
Whether a reflection of their sheer numbers or the rising incomes of second- and third-generation Muslim immigrants, the market in halal goods is nearly twice the size of the market for organic food.
"Question: I would like to know how many rakats do u have to pray if the time of the prayer has gone past ( kaza ). Some say you just pray the farz Salat which I am doing at the moment when i don’t have time to pray at the right time and the salat time has gone past.
Answer: Firstly: It is not permissible for a Muslim to delay the prayer until its time is over with no excuse. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Verily, As‑Salaah (the prayer) is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours” [al-Nisa’ 4:103]
i.e., at specific times.
Reasons why prayers may be delayed until their time is over include sleeping and forgetting. It was narrated that Anas ibn Maalik said: The Prophet of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever forgets a prayer or sleeps and misses it, its expiation is to make it up as soon as he remembers it.” Narrated by Muslim, 684…..”
I love this photo. Both the photo and article are found at blog.iloveallaah.com (Click the link above)
"A mosque is quite plainly a place of worship, and the county rightly recognized that it had an obligation to treat mosques the same as churches, synagogue, or any other religious assemblies," said Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for civil rights. "This is not only common sense; it is required by federal law. The Justice Department is committed to protecting rights of Americans of all faiths to build places of worship and to worship in peace.”