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  1. Practical Tajweed Classes

    :sl: I'm pleased to announce that insha'Allah I will run a practical tajweed classroom, for anyone who would like to learn how to recite the Quran with proper tajweed. There are 2 approaches to learning tajweed: 1- studying the rules of tajweed one by one. 2- reading the Quran, verse by verse, with a teacher, and learn what comes up in each word and letter. Insha'Allah I will apply the second method, which is more practical and would require less time to reach a reasonable level of tajweed. Requirements: - (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgoogle(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/talk/"]Google talk[/url], or (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_get.live(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/messenger/overview"]Windows Live Messenger[/url], or (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetskype(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/intl/en/download/"]Skype[/url] - your choice. - 30~60 min of free time. - mic and headphone/speaker - can read the Quran in Arabic (separate classes can be arranged for those who can't read it in Arabic) - (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?act=Msg&CODE=4&MID=1"]PM[/url] me to arrange a schedule for you. It would be great if you have some basic info about the rules of tajweed, but that is not a requirement. These classes are for basic to intermediate level students. Classes can be arranged either for 1 student, or a group. During class, you will need (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?showtopic=212357"]this page[/url] as it has the learning materials to be used in class. :sl:
  2. :sl: Question: What is Ramadan? Answer: Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours, between dusk and sunset, in a complete fast. During the blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking. Muslims are called upon to use this month to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic guidance. We are to make peace with those who have wronged us, strengthen ties with family and friends, do away with bad habits -- essentially to clean up our lives, our thoughts, and our feelings. The Arabic word for "fasting" (sawm) literally means "to refrain" - and it means not only refraining from food and drink, but from evil actions, thoughts, and words. It also means refraining for any sexual activity during the fasting hours. During Ramadan, every part of the body must be restrained. Your tongue must be restrained from backbiting and gossip. Your eyes must restrain themselves from looking at unlawful things. Your hand must not touch or take anything that does not belong to it. Your ears must refrain from listening to idle talk or obscene words. Your feet must refrain from going to sinful places. In such a way, every part of the body observes the fast. Therefore, fasting is not merely physical, but is rather the total commitment of the person's body and soul to the spirit of the fast. Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraint; a time to cleanse the body and soul from impurities and re-focus one's self on the worship of God. Ramadan is the month during which the Holy Quran was revealed to prophet Muhammad :sl: . It is best to spend the days and nights of Ramadan in reading, reciting and studying the Quran, from the mus'haf and during prayers. To download a Ramadan guide ebook, please right-click the following link, and select 'save as': a short guide: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetezsoftech(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/ebooks/HolyRamadan.pdf"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetezsoftech(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/ebooks/HolyRamadan.pdf[/url] a more detailed guide: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetmissionislam(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/ramadan/books/fastingramadan.pdf"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetmissionislam(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/ramadan/books/fastingramadan.pdf[/url] We also suggest that you download Ramadan checklist, which serves as a reminder and organizer for your good to-do list in the blessed month of Ramadan. Check it out: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?showtopic=42779"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?showtopic=42779[/url]
  3. :D Miracles of the Quran by: Harun Yahya Miracles_of_The_Quran.pdf
  4. Dear members Are you interested in learning Arabic and the Quran in its original text? Here is an invitation for you. I'm offering free group lessons using Skype and Whiteboard. Muslim brothers and sisters, as well as non-Muslims are welcomed to attend my lessons. Gender specific groups can be arranged upon request. In those lessons, students will learn: Arabic alphabet and pronunciation basics Basic Quran reciting with tajweed English meaning of Arabic words of the Quran Each lesson is 2 hours, but1-hour lessons can be arranged. I'm available 5 days a week, Sunday to Thursday, at these times: 7 am to 11 am GMT 2 am to 6 am EST 1 am to 5 am CST 11 PM to 3 am PST Requirements: Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP .NET 3.0 for Windows XP Skype IDroo Whiteboard PC + headphones, laptop, or tablet Color-coded tajweed Arabic Mushaf (provided online by teacher) No camera is necessary No Quran reciting skills are necessary No knowledge of Arabic is necessary We also invite other members who's mother tongue is Arabic and can teach Arabic Quran to join forces, and form their own student groups, to help me teach as many members as possible. I can train anyone interested in learning how to teach Arabic Quran online, using Skype and a whiteboard. Those 2 tools together make a perfect environment for distant e-learning, as if the teacher and students are all in the same room. For reservations, please PM me.
  5. :D Dear members This topic is where you can read about and discuss the issue of music and singing in Islam. Discussing it elsewhere is not allowed. Before we move to the real talk, that of scholars, let me just say a few words. Musical instruments are tools. And like any other tool, it could be used beneficially or harmfully. Take the computer for example, you can spread the words of Islam with it, or you can use it to a complete waste of your time, or even learn or teach harmful stuff. Its not the tool which is haram or halal then, its what you do with it. Music can be educating, it can bring innocent pleasure to your ears (Allah :D created us with a sense of appreciation when we listen to the harmony in music) it can bring graceful feelings to the hearts, fun to children, and joyful moments in social occassions, and can leave you with calm and tranquility. On the other hand, it can accompany semi-naked dancers that arouse haram feelings in you, or accompany some singer with seducing lyrics. But don't take it from me. Let's see what different scholars say about music.
  6. That not a song. Its a recitation of chapter 1 of The Quran.
  7. Assalamo alaikm Dear sister , of course your are a Muslim. In Islam siblings of a Muslim father are Muslims by birth, regardless of his practicing Islam. However, I advise you to say the shahada (declertaion of faith), to re-affirm your Islam. This post will help you say it:
  8. Hi I am New here

    Wa alaikum assalam to Gawaher I'm glad you decided to join us. I hope that you find your stay here at IF beneficial, as well as enjoyable, and inshaAllah we benefit from each other. As we advise all new comers, please take a moment to read our Forum Rules. This will greatly enhance your understanding of this community, and ensures a smooth relation with everyone around here .As a new member, you will notice a number of temporary limitations. Please read about them here: New Members: Read This! And now here is your welcome drink, on the house!So sit back, and let me pour you a few glasses of freshly squeezed fruit juice!. Drink all you can.
  9. Permission to Kill

    No it is not permissible.
  10. It does not mean that Allah had sealed up their hearts, so they refused to believe. But it means that when they rejected the above-mentioned pre-requisites of belief and chose and adopted for themselves a way contrary to the one presented by the Qur'an, Allah sealed up their hearts and ears. The Qur'an simply states a law of Nature: if one takes a biased view of something and deliberately nourishes prejudices against it in his mind, he can neither see any virtue in it nor hear anything in its favour nor open his heart to consider it dispassionately. This is the law of Nature and, as it is Allah's law, the act of sealing up of the hearts and the ears and the covering of the eyes has been attributed to Him.
  11. Wa alaikum assalam to Gawaher I'm glad you decided to join us. I hope that you find your stay here at IF beneficial, as well as enjoyable, and inshaAllah we benefit from each other. As we advise all new comers, please take a moment to read our Forum Rules. This will greatly enhance your understanding of this community, and ensures a smooth relation with everyone around here .As a new member, you will notice a number of temporary limitations. Please read about them here: New Members: Read This! And now here is your welcome drink, on the house!So sit back, and let me pour you a few glasses of freshly squeezed fruit juice!. Drink all you can.
  12. New Member

    Wa alaikum assalam to Gawaher I'm glad you decided to join us. I hope that you find your stay here at IF beneficial, as well as enjoyable, and inshaAllah we benefit from each other. As we advise all new comers, please take a moment to read our Forum Rules. This will greatly enhance your understanding of this community, and ensures a smooth relation with everyone around here .As a new member, you will notice a number of temporary limitations. Please read about them here: New Members: Read This! And now here is your welcome drink, on the house!So sit back, and let me pour you a few glasses of freshly squeezed fruit juice!. Drink all you can.
  13. As Salam Alaikum

    Wa alaikum assalam to Gawaher I'm glad you decided to join us. I hope that you find your stay here at IF beneficial, as well as enjoyable, and inshaAllah we benefit from each other. As we advise all new comers, please take a moment to read our Forum Rules. This will greatly enhance your understanding of this community, and ensures a smooth relation with everyone around here .As a new member, you will notice a number of temporary limitations. Please read about them here: New Members: Read This! And now here is your welcome drink, on the house!So sit back, and let me pour you a few glasses of freshly squeezed fruit juice!. Drink all you can.
  14. Assalam Alaikum !

    Wa alaikum assalam to Gawaher I'm glad you decided to join us. I hope that you find your stay here at IF beneficial, as well as enjoyable, and inshaAllah we benefit from each other. As we advise all new comers, please take a moment to read our Forum Rules. This will greatly enhance your understanding of this community, and ensures a smooth relation with everyone around here .As a new member, you will notice a number of temporary limitations. Please read about them here: New Members: Read This! And now here is your welcome drink, on the house!So sit back, and let me pour you a few glasses of freshly squeezed fruit juice!. Drink all you can.
  15. Hello TJ to Gawaher I'm glad you decided to join us. I hope that you find your stay here at IF beneficial, as well as enjoyable, and inshaAllah we benefit from each other. As we advise all new comers, please take a moment to read our Forum Rules. This will greatly enhance your understanding of this community, and ensures a smooth relation with everyone around here .As a new member, you will notice a number of temporary limitations. Please read about them here: New Members: Read This! And now here is your welcome drink, on the house!So sit back, and let me pour you a few glasses of freshly squeezed fruit juice!. Drink all you can.
  16. Wa alaikum assalam Way to go brother! super cool. Insha'Allah your game succeeds at all levels and helps people understand the legitimate resistance of our Palestinian brothers and sisters in Islam. You're welcomed to post links.
  17. salam brothers and sisters

    Wa alaikum assalam to Gawaher I'm glad you decided to join us. I hope that you find your stay here at IF beneficial, as well as enjoyable, and inshaAllah we benefit from each other. As we advise all new comers, please take a moment to read our Forum Rules. This will greatly enhance your understanding of this community, and ensures a smooth relation with everyone around here .As a new member, you will notice a number of temporary limitations. Please read about them here: New Members: Read This! And now here is your welcome drink, on the house!So sit back, and let me pour you a few glasses of freshly squeezed fruit juice!. Drink all you can.
  18. Salam

    Wa alaikum assalam to Gawaher I'm glad you decided to join us. I hope that you find your stay here at IF beneficial, as well as enjoyable, and inshaAllah we benefit from each other. As we advise all new comers, please take a moment to read our Forum Rules. This will greatly enhance your understanding of this community, and ensures a smooth relation with everyone around here .As a new member, you will notice a number of temporary limitations. Please read about them here: New Members: Read This! And now here is your welcome drink, on the house!So sit back, and let me pour you a few glasses of freshly squeezed fruit juice!. Drink all you can.
  19. :D We currently have vacancies for IF Global Moderators. We welcome those members who would like to join the team responsible for running this place. Requirements This moderator's job suits you, if: you are not a student. you have some free time to spend, at least 1~2 hours, all/most days of the week. enjoy a cool friendly character. you are willing to welcome and help others, specially non-Muslims, and to treat them with gratuity, tolerance and humbleness. you can work comfortably in a team work environment. have made a reasonable number of posts (around 200 posts or more). your warnings level is '0%'. your 'posts per day' average is more than 5 (find that in your profile). you are not in disagreement with any of our "you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.gawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?act=boardrules"]forum rules[/url]. you have the intention that insha'Allah, once you become a moderator, you stay with us in the team for an indefinite length of time, and that, both now and in your future plans, you can manage your study/work and personal life, and still find enough time to work with us. you are not working in any other forum. If you meet the above requirements, then please submit our "you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.gawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?s=&showtopic=135042&view=findpost&p=559366"]application form[/url]. Applicants insha'Allah will spend some time as trainee mods, then, when they qualify, they insha'Allah will be promoted to full IF Guardians. Unless you violate our policy, abuse your new powers in anyway, or don't seem to absorb easily our rules and tools, insha'Alah you will qualify. I pray that Allah :P reward those who volunteer to join us, and dedicate some of their time to help us in our efforts to make dawaa through IF, and show the world how beautiful, simple and peaceful Islam really is. :D "you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.gawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?s=&showtopic=135042&view=findpost&p=559366"]Staff Application Form[/url]
  20. :sl: Duaa/supplication during prayers are not obligatory, they are not part of your salah itself. But our beloved prophet Muhammad :s: used to offer duaa at specific points during salah/prayer. You are standing before Allah during prayer, so its the best time to say your duaa. The best duaa is that which the prophet :s: used to say, although you can say whatever you wish in your own words. You can say duaa in your own language.. actually it is better to say them in your own language so that they come out from your heart. If you want to say the best duaa, here is what prophet Muhammed :s: used to say, and the points in prayer where he used to say them: 1 –After the opening takbeer of the prayer and before starting to recite al-Faatihah. This is called Du’aa’ al-Istiftaah (opening supplication): اللهم باعد بينى وبين خطايايا كما باعدت بين المشرق والمغرب اللهم نقنى من خطايايا كما ينقى الثوب الأبيض من الدنس اللهم إغسلنى من خطايايا بالثلج والماء والبرد Allaahumma baa’id bayni wa bayna khataayaaya kama baa’adta bayna al-mashriqi wa’l-maghrib. Allaahumma naqqini min khataayaaya kama yunaqqa al-thawb al-abyad min al-danas. Allaahumma ighsilni min khataayaaya bi’l-thalji wa’l-maa’i wa’l-barad. Translation: O Allaah, put a great distance between me and my sins, as great as the distance You have made between the East and the West. O Allaah, cleanse me of sin as a white garment is cleansed from filth. O Allaah, wash away my sins with snow and water and hail. 2 – Du’aa’ al-Qunoot (Qunoot, according to the definition of the fuqaha’, “is the name of a du’aa’ (supplication) offered during prayer at a specific point while standing.” It is prescribed in Witr prayer after the rukoo’ (bowing), according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions. If a calamity (naazilah) befalls the Muslims, it is prescribed to say Du’aa’ al- Qunoot after standing up from rukoo’ in the last rak’ah of each of the five daily obligatory prayers, until Allaah relieves the Muslims of that calamity.) A - in Witr (Witr prayer is performed at night after isha'a (night-time prayer) or before fajr (dawn prayer). According to the Hanafi Fiqh witr prayer is wajib. The status of wajib is very close to that of fard. There are a few distinguishing factors of the witr prayer that sets it apart from the fard (mandatory) and sunnah (recommended) prayers. Witr has an odd number of rakat prayed in pairs, with the final raka'ah prayed separately. Therefore, as little as one rakat can be prayed, and eleven at most.) اللهم إهدنى فيمنهديت وعافنى فيمن عافيت وتولنى فيمن توليت وبارك لى فيما أعطيت وقنى شر ما قضيت فإنك تقضى ولا يقضى عليك وإنه لا يذل من واليت ولا يعز من عاديت تباركت ربنا وتعاليت Allaahumma ihdini feeman hadayta wa ‘aafini feeman ‘aafayta wa tawallani feeman tawallayta wa baarik li feema a’tayta, wa qini sharra ma qadayta , fa innaka taqdi wa la yuqda ‘alayk, wa innahu laa yadhillu man waalayta wa laa ya’izzu man ‘aadayta, tabaarakta Rabbana wa ta’aalayt (O Allaah, guide me among those whom You have guided, pardon me among those whom You have pardoned, turn to me in friendship among those on whom You have turned in friendship, and bless me in what You have bestowed, and save me from the evil of what You have decreed. For verily You decree and none can influence You; and he is not humiliated whom You have befriended, nor is he honoured who is Your enemy. Blessed are You, O Lord, and Exalted). B – Du’aa’ when standing up from bowing, at times of calamity. This is called Qunoot al-Nawaazil. This may be recited in all the obligatory prayers depending on the situation, and the worshippers behind the imam should say Ameen. The imam starts with the same wordings as the duaa in witr above (in plural, using "us" instead of "me" of course), plus wordings appropriate to the situation. 4 – Whilst bowing. سبحانك اللهم ربنا وبحمدك اللهم إغفر لى Subhaanak Allaahumma Rabbanaa wa bi hamdika Allaahumma ighfir li (Glory and praise be to You, O Allaah our Lord. O Allaah, forgive me). 5 – During prostration. This is the best of du’aa’, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The closest that any one of you may be to his Lord is when he is prostrating, so say a lot of du’aa’ at that time.” Narrated by Muslim, 482, from the hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah. اللهم لك سجدت وبك آمنت ولك أسلمت سجد وجهى للذى خلقه وصوره وشق سمعه وبصره فتبارك الله احسن الخالقين Allahumma laka sajatu wa bika aamantu wa laka aslamt Sajad wajhi lel'ladhi khalaqahu wa sa'warru wa shaq'qa sam'ahu ,wa basaru fatabarak'Allahu ahsana'l khaleeqeen (O Allaah! For you I have prostrated; in You I have believed; to You I have submitted; [You are my Lord;] my face has prostrated for the One Who created it and shaped it , [shaped it excellently,] then brought forth its hearing and vision: [so] blessed be Allaah, the Best to Create!) 6 – Between the two prostrations. اللهم إغفر لى وارحمنى واجبرنى واهدنى وارزقنى Allaahumma ighfir li warhamni wajburni wahdini warzuqni (O Allaah, forgive me, have mercy on me, enrich me, guide me and grant me provision). 7 – After the tashahhud and before the salaam: اللهم إنى أعوذ بك من عذاب جهنم ومن عذاب القبر ومن فتنة المحيا والممات ومن شر فتنة المسيح الدجال Allaahumma inni a’oodhu bika min ‘adhaabi jahannam wa min ‘adhaab il-qabri wa min fitnat il-mahyaa wa’l-mamaat wa min sharri fitnat il-maseeh il-dajjaal (O Allaah, I seek refuge with You from the torment of Hell and from the torment of the grave and from the trials of life and death and from the evil of the trial of the Dajjaal). Then after that he may pray for whatever he likes of the good things of this world and the Hereafter, because of the hadeeth of Ibn Mas’ood: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught them the tashahhud then he said at the end: “Let him ask for whatever good things he wishes.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5876; Muslim, 402. And Allaah knows best. Source and more details: http://islamqa.info/en/ref/7886 http://islamqa.info/en/ref/20031 http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/Islam-dir/115574-making-dua-during-sajdah-prostration.html
  21. Great video. Eye opener. Zionists are the masters of evil. May Allah destroy them all.
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