12th Rabiulawal1433 Hijrah had passed by. It is the date and month Rasulullah s.a.w was born and the same date, Rasulullah passed away - 11th year after the Hijrah from Mecca to Madinah.
Six years back I was given a chance to perform Umrah. I knew all the while that the makam of Rasulullah s.a.w is in Madinah - that's a...
I wish to become a mukmim in all aspects. It is not easy because I am dealing with my heart. At the moment I am happy at least to say that Al-Fatihan (7 repeated verses) that I recited every prayer is making my heart very light and is blocking other elements around me to intercept. Preparing myself for each prayer is like preparing a 'voager to be launched ' into space. I have ...
In The Name of Allah S.W.T Most Gracious Most Merciful
Dear muslim brothers and sisters.
I am grateful that I had the chance to buy a bigger and heavier Al-Quran last Ramadan. Before that I was with a muslimah in the Zawiya. She suggested that we take turn to recite Al-Quran until we complete the 30 juzuk.
We were exchanging ideas, when she highlighted that I could get Al-Quran that has been translated kalimah by ...
I am borned muslim. I started reading the Quran when I was 10 years old - if I am not mistaken. There was a basic subject in school where we get to know about Islam. Basically everything was very brief. Nothing like now where we have a choice to choose Islamic studies and later proceed to Al-Azhar and so on.
My late parents were borned muslim too. Som...
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Assalamualeikum to my muslim brothers and sisters,
Islam is the skin that we are wearing. It is a religion certified and endorsed by Allah S.W.T. See surah Al-Maidah : 3.
Muslim is our conduct based on syariah. The main reference is Al-Quran and sunnah of the prophet s.a.w.
Islam is a religion accepted by Allah S.W.T for mankind. It doesn't matter whether we are borned Arab or non-Arab. Islam is a ...
Source - saaid.net
WHAT IS ISLAM?
Can we find an explanation of the great universe? Is there any convincing interpretation of the secret of existence? We realize that no family can function properly without a responsible head, that no city can prosperously exist without sound administration, and that no state can survive without a leader of some kind. We also realize that nothing comes into being on its own. Moreover, we observe that the uni...
ISLAM and the AIM of LIFE
What is your purpose in life? What is the rationale behind our life? Why do we live in this life? These questions frequently intrigue people who try to find accurate answers.
People provide different answers to these questions. Some people believe the purpose of life is to accumulate wealth. But one may wonder: What is the purpose of life after one h...
Source - Daily Mail
Why are so many modern British career women converting to Islam?
Tony Blair’s sister-in-law announced her conversion to Islam last weekend. Journalist Lauren Booth embraced the faith after what she describes as a ‘holy experience’ in Iran.
She is just one of a growing number of modern British career women to do so. Here, writer EVE AHMED, who was raised as a Muslim before rejecting ...
Source - John Anthony McVeigh
I live in a small sectarian divided town, Protestants on one side and Catholics on the other side, I was born Catholic and Im proud of my Family Irish Culture, but there does not seem to be many muslims in Northern Ireland if anyone wants to talk with me please contact me.
I read some of the Qur'an and its shattered my beliefs I dont know which direction to turn and theres no muslims that I know of in my town.
Source - Christine ArmarioContributor to The Christian Science Monitor
It surprises many of their friends and family, but some young US Latinas say Islam offers women more respect.
UNION CITY, N.J.
Jasmine Pinet sits on the steps outside a mosque here, tucking in strands of her burgundy hair beneath a white head scarf, and explaining why she, a young Latina, feels that she has found greater respect as a woman by converting to Islam.
"They're not gonna say, 'Hey mami, how are you?' " Ms. Pinet sa...
Source - Carmen Sesin - NBC News
UNION CITY, N.J. — On a hot summer day, Stefani Perada left work for the day in West New York, N.J., and stepped outside in her long jilbab, the flowing clothes worn by many Muslim women.
Meanwhile, other Latinas in the mostly Hispanic neighborhood were taking advantage of the warm day, walking around in shorts and midriff-exposing halter tops.
Perada, 19, who converted to Islam just over a year ago, is still trying to become acclimated t...
Source - Michael Young - IslamForToday.com
FRUSTRATIONS OF A MUSLIM CONVERT
The miracle of the increasing number of converts is not only that people are finding the light of Islam in an age of such darkness but that they are coming to the faith despite the actions of some of its believers.
I have been a Muslim for over two years now. Whilst I am deeply satisfied with Islam on an intellectual and theological level, much too often I have been far from happy in my exp...
Source - Nick Compton - London Evening Standard
The new face of Islam
The phenomenon of educated, white, middle class English converts to Islam.
by Nick Compton
At first she tried to resist. She did not want this to happen. She was not that sort of person. After all, there were no gaps in her life, no spiritual ache, she did not need support or direction. But she kept reading and it kept making sense.
'I had absolutely no expectation or desire to end up where I am,' she says...
Source - Abdal Hakim Murad
British and Muslim?
Abdal Hakim Murad
[Based on a lecture given to a conference of British converts on September 17 1997]
It is said that the 19th century French poet Mallarm can only be fully understood by those who are not French, because they read him more slowly. Converts to Islam, the subject of this essay, can perhaps claim the same ambiguous advantage in their reading of the Islamic narrative. Several consequent questions im...
Source - http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/uk_news/4511780.stm
Laptop link-up: A day at the mosque
What does it mean to be Muslim - and what happens at mosques?
Amid widespread interest in Islam, the BBC News website hosted a live laptop link-up from one of the biggest mosques and community centres in London.
Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London is a centre used by 5,000 people a week. Many just come to pray in the mosque that takes up a quarter of the building.
But the cen...