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  3. Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. I've decided to create YouTube channel where I use my video editing to create engaging Islamic videos. Convert existing talks of scholars and overlay with videos to make it more entertaining to watch and learn. I wanted to also try creating Surah videos with beautiful background scenery which would be relaxing. Here's first few videos I've made. Would appreciate support, let me know if you found them useful. Want to know the good, the bad, and the ugly. Here's video on Importance of Ayatul Kursi: Surah Nas: Why Life can be difficult, why Jannah is a challenge worth fighting for.
  4. Assalamualaikum Everyone, I recently started an Islamic blog this year to research, teach and learn about Islam. The journey thus far has been quite rewarding. Made learning so much more fun being able to teach others as well. More engaging. Would like to share the Prophet biographies, stories based off Quran and Tafsir of Ibn Kathir to those interested. Story of Prophet Yusuf in Islam I found his story very inspirational. Yusuf (Joseph) had a vision that he would Prophet. But yet his life was filled with had adversity, nothing seemed to go his way.He was backstabbed by his brothers, sold as slave, and unjustly imprisoned. Yusuf could have chosen to be bitter and question his fate. He could have easily complained “why do these things keep happening to me?” as many of us would. But he knew better… There is a full surah in the Quran that mentions complete story. Read Surah Yusuf Here: https://myislam.org/surah-yusuf-transliteration/ We covered around 10 stories of the Prophets thus far. Working on completing all 25 inshallah. __________ Ayatul Kursi. We all likely know this ayah by heart. But I didn't know the English translation, meaning, benefits to reciting this ayah at all. Why is this ayah so important? This is what I hoped to answer in the article: https://myislam.org/ayatul-kursi-english/
  5. Descargar Libros Islamicos

    Hola, muy buen aporte, soy nuevo en el foro. Todo estos libros están para descargar, sin embargo la ciencia del coran es un libro que es muy importante tenerlo en físico. Debido a que explican: iluminación, cercanía a Dios, paz y espiritualidad. Y se puede aprender grandes cosas cada día
  6. I had a dream 18 years ago when i was 17. “In my dream it was night time there was this room 10x25 or 10x20 feet long. At the entrance there were two unknown tall guys mb angels or guardians im not sure but had this feeling that they are some kind of guardians didn’t see their face or hands they fully covered with cloths were tall around 6.5-7 feet. They took me to this room, the room was dark with no windows very little light in the room. When I entered the room i saw Muhammad saww sitting there at the left side after 2 unknown guys He saww smiled when he saw me and at the same time He saww was angry too or sad mb. Its was some kind of a serious meeting they were discussing about serious world problems or umah problems and He saww was very angry and sad about the problems. I sat there at his front after few other guys, I wasn’t at exactly at his from buy opposite to Him saww after 2-3 guys. In that room there were mostly prophets or high ranking people from the past. I’m not sure but i think Musa pbuh was also there and mb also Isa pbuh. I remember only Muhammad pbuh and His face I will never forget that smile. He was old but healthy more like a man in 55-60 from now a days.” I’m not a religious person but yes I am a muslim alhamdulillah After few years I had another dream “I left my home walking in street towards this Masjid at the end of the street and with the Masjid there is this huge ground and when I reached there I see the ground full with people including ulamahs and leaders. They were all looking at the sky, when l looked at the sky I see there is this moon like star a little bigger and more bluish and after few minutes few other 7 or 9 or mb be more stars starts appearing of different sizes and colors comes closer to it and that was a beautiful view I enjoyed but these stars stayed for a little time and started to move away from the moon like star and the moon like star was left alone, this made feel sad and I felt lonely. Anyone who can interpret? And yes I’m a dreamer and dream a lot. I usually get dreams about things happening around me!
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  8. Ayat 14, Surat Ta-Ha.

    As-Salaam alaikum, In Ayat 14 of Surat TA-HA of the Holy Qur'an (20:14), Allah Ta'ala says:-- "VERILY, I AM GOD: THERE IS NO god BUT I, SO SERVE ME (only), AND ESTABLISH REGULAR (Sallat) PRAYER FOR CELEBRATING MY PRAISE (Zikr)." Establishing Sallat means having spiritual connection with Allah and observing Him in the heart, as the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "There is no Sallat without the presence of heart (before Allah)." When saying/performing our Sallat with presence of heart, our organs are busy in bowing and prostrating, the tongue will be reciting the Qur'an but the heart is engrossed in the Remembrance and Vision of Allah, Azzah-Wa-Jallah.
  9. Ability To See The Human Aura.....

    I know it's been a lot of time since it was posted but to all who still see this topic. The same happens to me when i focus i see some colors surrounding someone.Since i was a child when ever i looked at someone i saw some lines swaying across them.I didn't give care.I thought that my eyes were weak.I did a lot of eye tests since i was a child to this day.And in all of those tests my eyes were shown to be good!When i focus on someone i see lines forming a full circle kind of shape.It can be grey,yellow,orange etc.I also don't know what is this.
  10. Importance Of Sehri And Benefits Of Sehri

    Iftar time is a blessed time when Allah عزوجل listens to our prayers. people ask for their prayers from Allah عزوجل at iftar time
  11. Prayer Times NYC

    Muslim prayer time NYC is the time when Muslims pray Allahعزوجل for their forgiveness. The forgiveness of our sins which we do in our daily life. Prayers are a best way to ask for forgiveness five times a day. May Allah عزوجل forgive our sins with his blessings.
  12. The history of the messengers: Moses The killing of the sons of Mosesnation The children of Israel carefully considered what had been said among themselves, generation after another, about Prophet Abraham (pbuh): that from his descendants there would emerge a boy who would cause the fall of the king of Egypt. This news was so well-known among the children of Israel that it reached the Pharaoh, after being mentioned to him by some of his princes. As a result and a precautionary measure, Pharaoh ordered that the sons of the children of Israel be killed to prevent such a boy from ever existing. Under the rule of Pharaoh, the children of Israel lived in oppression and injustice. {Verily, Fir’aun (Pharaoh) exalted himself in the land and made its people sects, weakening (oppressing) a group (i.e. Children of Israel) among them, killing their sons, and letting their females live. Verily, he was of the Mufsidûn (i.e. those who commit great sins and crimes, oppressors, tyrants, etc.).{ (Al-Qasas:4) Allah wanted to bless the besieged children of Israel. 5. And We wished to do a favour to those who were weak (and oppressed) in the land, and to make them rulers and to make them the inheritors, 6. And to establish them in the land, and We let Fir’aun (Pharaoh) and Hâmân and their hosts receive from them that which they feared.(Al-Qasas:5-6) The story of his birth and upbringing Pharaoh was extremely careful in ensuring that Moses would not be born, to the extent that he ordered his minions and midwives to circulate and ask pregnant women about their due dates; so the moment a male was born, he was immediately slaughtered by his butchers. However Allah wanted to show Pharaoh, Haman and their soldiers that which they feared, and when the mother of Moses gave birth to him, she knew she had to dispose of him or he would be slaughtered. {And We inspired the mother of Mûsa (Moses), (saying): “Suckle him [Mûsa (Moses)], but when you fear for him, then cast him into the river and fear not, nor grieve. Verily! We shall bring him back to you, and shall make him one of (Our) Messengers.”}(Al-Qasas:7) https://www.path-2-happiness.com/en/the-path-to-happiness-messengers-and-prophets-the-history-of-the-messengers-moses
  13. Characteristics of the Islamic legislation A divine source The source of the Islamic religion is the Great Creator, Allah, who created man and the universe and all that it contains. Having a divine source affords it numerous advantages, including one of them being that Allah is the Creator and the Sustainer, so He Alone owns the right to legislate. Moreover, prophets and their followers referred legislation back to Allah alone, and rejected all other legislations. Allah states what the seal of the prophets and messengers (pbuh) used to say about Allah’s legislation: {Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam]): “I am not a new thing among the Messengers (of Allâh, i.e. I am not the first Messenger) nor do I know what will be done with me or with you. I only follow that which is revealed to me, and I am but a plain warner.”}(Al-Ahqâf:9) The Islamic Shari’ah applies to all of Allah’s creation, and that includes the Messenger of Allah, despite his high status and position of honor with Allah, since he too follows the laws that Allah revealed to him, and he was not an innovator. He followed Allah’s way and did nothing to contradict it. The fact that Allah is The Creator means that He knows best those who He created. He says: {Should not He Who has created know? And He is the Most Kind and Courteous (to His slaves), the Well-Acquainted (with everything).}(al-Mulk:14) He knows the natural disposition of His slaves, what reforms and what corrupts them, and what benefits and what harms them. None but the maker knows best about what he made. Allah says: {Say, “Do you know better or does Allâh (know better ... that they all were Muslims)?”}(al-Baqarah:140) https://www.path-2-happiness.com/en/the-path-to-happiness-the-remaining-message-characteristics-of-the-islamic-legislation
  14. What is happiness? What, then, is this happiness, and how does one achieve happiness?! Happiness is the constant feeling of elation, tranquility, generosity and joy. This feeling of contentment comes as a result of always having three states: one’s self being in a good state, one’s life being good, and expecting that one’s final abode will be good. With regards to these three states, man starts by asking questions about the self. These questions grow larger as he grows older, and he does not find happiness until he answers the questions which come to his mind: • Who owns this universe and controls all its affairs? • Who created me and created this universe around me? • Who am I? Where do I come from? Why was I created? Where will my destiny take me? https://www.path-2-happiness.com/en/all-people-are-looking-for-happiness-so-where-is-the-path
  15. 1- Emission of Semen It is a thick white liquid which exits in spurts due to sexual stimulation and is followed by a loss of strength. Its scent resembles that of a rotten egg. The need for a ghusl is stated in Allah’s saying: “If you are in a state of janaba (ritual impurity), purify yourself (bathe your whole body).”(Al-Ma’idah:6) And the Prophet’s ﷺ saying: “When you ejaculate, take a ghusl.” [ narrated by Abu Dawud.] Points for Discussion 1- If a person has a wet dream yet doesn’t ejaculate, he does not have to make ghusl. 2- If he wakes up and doesn’t remember having a wet dream, yet he finds semen on himself, clothes, bed, etc. he must take a ghusl. The Prophet ﷺ said, “Water is only from water.” [ narrated by Muslim.] In other words the emission of semen - willfully or unwillfully - necessitates a ghusl. 3- If he feels semen moving in his penis, yet it does not exit, he does not have to make a ghusl. 4- If it exits due to some sort of sickness and not from sexual stimulation, then he does not have to take a ghusl. 5- If his state necessitated a ghusl, and he took a ghusl, but then semen exited immediately after the ghusl, he is not obliged to take another ghusl. He only has to make wudu’. 6- When a person wakes up from sleep and notices wetness on his clothes whose cause he can’t remember, then the following three conditions are possible: a) He is sure that the wetness is semen. Then, it is obligatory on him to take a bath, whether he remembers having a wet dream or not. b) He is sure it is not semen. In this case there is no need to take a bath. The ruling thus will be that of urine (i.e. wudu’). c) He doubts whether it is semen or not, he must then examine the situation and recall what took place. If it occurs to him that it is semen, then it is semen. However, if it occurs to him that it was something else, then he considers it to be something else. But if nothing occurs to him, then it is compulsory (on him) to take a bath so that he can avoid any error. 7-If he sees semen on himself, but cannot remember when it was produced, it is compulsory to take a bath and repeat the Salah (prayer) from the last time he slept. 2. Sexual Intercourse It is the meeting of the male and the female sexual organs. This is by the insertion of the head of the male’s penis into the female’s vagina. This is sexual intercourse even if ejaculation doesn’t occur. The Prophet ﷺ said: “When the circumcised penetrates the circumcised, bathing is compulsory.” [ narrated by At-Tirmidhi.] 3. When a non-believer becomes a Muslim This is because “the Prophet ﷺ ordered Qais Ibn ‘Asim t to take a bath when he became a muslim.” [ narrated by Abu Dawud.] 4. At The End of a Menstrual Cycle or Post-natal Bleeding This is in accordance with the hadeeth related by A’ishah (may Allah be pleased him), when the Prophet ﷺ told Fatimah bint Abi Hubaysh: “When menstruation starts (you should) stop praying, and when it leaves, take a (purificatory) bath, then start praying again.” [ agreed upon.] It’s the consensus of the scholars of Islam that post-natal bleeding is like menstruation. 5. Death This is according to the statement of the Prophet ﷺ when he told those preparing Zaynab (his daughter) for burial: “Wash her three times, five times or more if you think (it is necessary).” [ agreed upon.]
  16. Favourite Surah To Listen To

    My Favorite Surah Surah Yaseen And Surah Mulk and I listen to these Surahs. Surat Al Fatihah
  17. Surah Yaseen is one of the most reverend Surah of Quran and Muslims all over the world memorize it, recite it, and listen to its recitation with great respect and sanctity. Al Fatihah
  18. The 10 Best Days of the Year https://youtu.be/nFpVsM4_iIc
  19. The Pillars of Hajj

    The Pillars of Hajj 1- Ihram: The Prophet ﷺ said: “Deeds are according to intentions and every person will be rewarded according to his intention. Therefore, whosoever has emigrated for the sake of Allah and His Messenger, then his emigration was for Allah and His Messenger. And whosoever emigrated for the sake of a worldly gain, or a woman “whom he desires” to marry, then his emigration is for the sake of that which “moved him” to emigrate.” [ Source: Bukhari.] 2- The Sa’y between as-Safa and al-Marwa: From the Prophet’s statement ﷺ “Perform Sa’y (between them) for indeed Allah has decreed that you perform Sa’y (between them).” [ Source: Ahmad.] 3- Waqfat ‘Arafah (the standing on Arafah) because the Prophet ﷺ said: “Hajj is ‘Arafah.” 4- Tawaaful Ifaadah: Allah said: “…and circumambulate the Ancient House.” (al-Hajj: 29) https://www.islamkingdom.com/en/the-pillars-of-hajj-its-obligatory-aspects-and-supererogatory-acts
  20. As-salaamu 'alaykum. You can break this down very quickly. First, is there any credible hadith that makes a statement about this? From what I've seen there isn't. Please reference one if so. Secondly, we don't worship the Qur'an, nor can anything we do harm Allah nor his message. If writing in the Qur'an is prohibited or discouraged, the only harm it's doing is to ourselves. Thirdly, Allah exalted the Qur'an but Qur'an literally means recitation which is how it was revealed and how many companions first memorized it. Muhammad (s.a.w.) couldn't have written in it nor understood the act of anyone else doing so because he (s.a.w.) was illiterate; so unless someone specifically asked, then there's no ruling that can be given. Ultimately, anything said regarding this is a guess at best and Allah will judge us on our intentions alone. So if you're writing in the Qur'an to increase your knowledge there shouldn't be an issue about it, I actually consider all the needless alternatives to be counter productive to learning as the notations aren't in order or conjunction with the Qur'an's. If you write an ayat down on a spare page without the rest of the Surah you've actually committed a sin that Allah does identify by admonishing those who figuratively tear apart the Qur'an by see separating it's words; granted that's not entirely applicable, but it's far more logical to make notations in the Qur'an rather than writing down a single ayat somewhere else which may separate the context.
  21. A woman’s Mahram

    A middle-aged to elderly woman from Sheba, known for her piety, wants to perform Hajj, but she does not have a Mahram (spouse or permanently unmarriageable relative). There is a wealthy, pious man in the town, who wants to perform Hajj with some of his female Mahrams. Can this woman perform Hajj with that kind man and his female relatives, as she will stay in the company of the women and the man will only watch over, or is she exempted from Hajj due to the lack of a Mahram to accompany her, although she is financially able to go? Please give us a Fatwa on this, as there is a disagreement over this issue among some of our brothers. May Allah bless you. the answer: https://www.islamkingdom.com/en/a-woman’s-mahram
  22. The Holy Quran

    Allah Almighty said about Quran: “This is the Book (the Quran), whereof there is no doubt, guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqoon the pious”
  23. The intention before performing Salah

    The place of the intention is the heart. When a person makes niyyah with his heart, it is good to make niyyah verbally also. If it is not uttered by the tongue, there is nothing wrong with it. http://prayertimes.dawateislami.net
  24. Examining Ayat 57, Surat Zariyat.

    As-Salaam alaikum, In ayat 57 of Surat Zariyat of the Holy Qur'an (51:57), Allah Ta'ala says:-- "No sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me." This establishes the fact that Almighty Allah is free of needs and by definition beyond the concerns of whether man worships or serves Him or not. Man, however, for his/our own sake, needs to establish a relationship to Allah. This relationship is that of Abudiyyah (servitude)... says the Qur'an:-- "I have only created jinns and men, that they may serve Me" (51:56). Hidden, but discernible in this unique relationship of abject servitude, only to Allah, is the secret of the ultimate freedom of man from all other bondage(s). This servant of Allah, His sincere bondsman, is free of all earthly gods and goddesses... be they of power, wealth, beauty or race, or color. We must only serve Allah Ta'ala and turn to Him for guidance in all our endeavors.
  25. Muslim Prayer Times NYC

    When Muslims go for prayers at Muslim prayer times nyc regularly then it brings a change in the personality of Muslims. Their personalities become more attractive day by day due to increase in their faith and hope in Allah عزوجل. Their faces shine with the light of faith in Allah عزوجل.
  26. Duaa/supplication During Prayers

    We all have a powerful tool in our hands to help us get through the difficult times, to find relief after suffering, and to attain what we strongly desire; and that tool is dua.
  27. Your Duas Will Be Accepted

    It is a powerful weapon of the believer. If his/her dua gets accepted, there’s khair in it. If it doesn’t get accepted, it could either be a source of salvation in the hereafter or a way to ward off evil from you.
  28. Salaah

    Praying five times a day is just like that. Allah forgives our sins through our five daily ritual prayers.
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