Jump to content
Islamic Forum


Senior Member
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by IbrahimMuhammed

  1. Web Design?

    :sl: Have I posted this topic before? Mmmmmmmmmm Im not sure :sl: Anyways, can anybody recommend a Brother some books and/or e-boks to get me started on Web Design? I work in IT Support and have wanted a hcnage for a time now, and Web Deisgn interests me alot. Any Web Designers on Gawaher? Salaams :no:
  2. The Stranger Returns....

    Asalaam Alikum Some of you may remember me from back in the day. aka Chrism? aka IBowOnly2Allah? Anyways............im now IbrahimMuhammed and I just wanted to pop on and say that inshallah all is well on the GAWAHER Forum, I havent been on here for years!
  3. What Is A Wife?

    Asalaam Alikum Hey thats me! I was Chrism, then IBowOnly2Allah, and now IbrahimMuhammed. Inshallah I shall make dua for you Sister :sl: May Allah ta'ala grant us all the wife/husband that we desire
  4. Muslim Sister Defends Against Robbery

    :sl: Muslim Sister Defends Against Robbery[using large font size is not allowed] Here is the video clip of the Muslim sister that defended herself with an axe(the same axe her father used few years back to defend against another robbery) against few robbers that came to rob the store. With the robbers gun pointed at her face, she hacked at the robbers with her axe. Edited: Link Updated Sometimes we are scared of the sillest of things, but when faced with being shot this brave Sister protected her families shop, there income................may Allah (swt) protect this Sister and her family and us all :sl:
  5. Remember Me? Im Back

    :no: It is I Brother IBowOnly2Allah, previously known as Chrism, and now known as Ibrahim70 on the Ummah(contact admin if its a beneficial link) Forum :j: Brother vishah PM'd me earlier today to give his Salaams and ask how I was, so i thought i would tell you all. Actually before I begin...............do any of you remember me at all? lol :sl: Anyways............. I cant for the live of me remember when I last logged onto this Forum. Sorry :D I joined another Forum in order to find more friends who live near me because I found a lot of you guys (and gals) don't live in the London area....................or am I wrong in saying that? If so then sorry (again). Right heres the latest on me then................ Met a Sister on this back in April 2006. November 2008 we sadly split up. I wont go into details on here of course, but it was sadly for the best for both of us, even though I do still wish we could be together. Anyway I wont dweel on that. When I was last here I was a revert of ummmmmmmmmmmm a year or so? Well its been 4 years now and i was 4 years on on November 27th 2008 :D Still the same me but now Im known as Ibrahim. Ummmmm still the same IT Support job, but I am soooooooooooooo much stronger in Islam so what I was and its down to three reasons............. (1) Allah ta'ala (2) Me (3) You. Yes you read (3) right. You. I had PM chats with so many people on here and they gave so much excellent advice in my early days as a Muslim that I truly truly love you all (the ones who remember me!!) and pray that Allah ta'ala guides you all to a successfull life in both this life and inshallah in Jannah. Soooooooooo if anyone CAN remember me then please fire your questions my way! lol Im Back :sl:
  6. From My Sisters' Lips

    :sl: I have just seen this on Amazon and it gets good reviews...........anyone have this book and recommend it? From My Sisters' Lips by B Robert Na'ima [using large font size is not allowed] ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_ecx.images-amazon(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/images/I/41P9XFP09XL._AA240_.jpg[/img] Synopsis Covered from head to toe with only her eyes visible, the sight of a Muslim woman on a western city street rarely fails to provoke a strong reaction. Feelings of shock, horror, repulsion, pity or even fear are not uncommon. But have you ever wondered who it is behind the veil and what makes her tick? Ever wondered what her life is really like and whether her dreams, hopes and aspirations differ from yours? "From My Sisters' Lips" offers a rare glimpse into the lives of a community of women, most of whom are converts to Islam, and invites you to share their joys, sorrows, convictions and faith. When Na'ima B Robert abandoned her western lifestyle and embraced Islam six years ago, it was not a decision taken lightly. Yet soon after she took her first tentative steps towards covering, she felt empowered; no longer judged on physical appearances alone, no longer seeking the approval to feel beautiful - or using her looks to wield power over men - the experience effected her greatly. Before long she grew in confidence and courage. As she says, "Something just clicked." I thought, "Good, don't look; don't compare me with your latest squeeze, don't try and guess my measurements - my body is my own business!"' "From My Sisters' Lips" offers a glimpse into the lives of just some of the extraordinary women who, like herself, have chosen to live behind the veil. What emerges is a vivid and intimate portrait of a sisterhood; as they speak candidly and with conviction on a diverse range of subjects ranging from marriage to motherhood, stereotypes, submission and self-image, we hear the strong, proud voices of those who are seldom heard. Source: (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 yetamazon.co.uk/My-Sisters-Lips-Robert-Naima/dp/0553817175/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197145587&sr=8-1"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetamazon.co.uk/My-Sisters-Lips-Ro...5587&sr=8-1[/url]
  7. Remember Me? Im Back

    Hey yea I remember you Ahki :sl: Inshallah your in the best of health and Iman
  8. More To Lebanon War Than Meets The Eye

    More to Lebanon war than meets the eye By: Ramzy Baroud At first glance, history seems to repeat itself in Lebanon, where a lengthy cold war is intermittently interrupted by an extreme show of violence as traditional players quickly sprint into action, stacking their support behind one party or the other. News headlines remind us of past conflicts such as that of 1978 – when israel illegally occupied parts of Lebanon – and 1982 – when israel unleashed a full scale invasion and most deadly campaign against its small neighbor to the north, killing tens of thousands, mostly civilians. But the unreserved significance of the ongoing conflict has more to do with israel's military ambitions – not necessarily colonial, but rather strategic - than with Hezbollah's ability to strike deep into israel. Let's examine the bigger picture, starting well before Hezbollah's daring capture of two israeli soldiers in cross border fighting, which unfortunately, at least as far the media is concerned, is the solitary provocation that sparked the current conflict. (A San Francisco Chronicle investigative report by Matthew Kalman - israel Set War Plan More Than a Year Ago, July 21, 2006 – sheds more light on israel's intent to carry a three-week bombardment of Lebanon as early as 2000.) For years, israel's strategic objective has been to break up the Syria-Lebanon front – to isolate Syria and meddle as always in Lebanon's affairs – while diminishing whatever leverage Iran has in Lebanon through its support of Hezbollah. As I argued in the first chapter of my book: the Second Palestinian Intifada, israel's military defeat in Lebanon and its army's abrupt exit in May 2000, has espoused what became increasingly known as "the spirit of resistance" among Palestinians and Lebanese alike. israel has proved once and for all to have serious military shortcomings, and Hezbollah – an organization that was comprised mostly of the relatives of israel's victims in the invasion of 1982 and subsequent years- was the single entity that exposed those limitations. Thus, israel upgraded its use of violence to unprecedented degrees during the Palestinian uprising of September 2000 – months after the israeli withdrawal from Lebanon- to send a clear message that their military travesty in Lebanon will not be repeated elsewhere. Moreover, despite its insistence that it left Lebanon for good, israel never departed from its original military goal of destroying Hezbollah or meddling in Lebanese affairs. Then there was the American attack on Iraq in March 2003 - clearly a highly dangerous military adventure – which was lauded by israeli and pro-israeli neo-conservative ideologues in Tel Aviv and in Washington as prudent and indispensable involvement, that would further cement israel's security and the US strategic objectives in the Middle East – thoughtlessly considered one and the same. The Iraq war was anticipated to be a 'cakewalk', which would be followed – according to various neo-cons documents available on the web – by a regime change in Syria and Iran, respectively. Though both countries have proved unequally vital in the US so-called 'war on terror', israel views both as imminent and ominous threats, for only these countries, after the collapse of the Iraqi military front, still possess real armies and potential military threats. Of course, such a claim, at least in the Syrian case, is highly questionable. Bogged down in Iraq in an impossible war, it became clear that the US military is simply incapable of taking on more of israel's foes. According to israel's friends in the US Congress and media – and they are plentiful – the mission was not accomplished. This explains the growing neo-con intellectual insurgency against the administration, accusing it of 'mishandling' the Iraq conflict and failing to appreciate the gravity of the Iran threat. While President Bush is relentless in his anti Iran and Syria rhetoric, it's becoming more transparent that a full invasion of Iran, or even Syria are now in the realm of wishful thinking. With American military ambitions slowly dying out in the dust of the battlefield in Baghdad and Ramadi, israel is growing utterly frustrated. Why? On one hand, despite the intense pressure on Syria to abandon Lebanon – as it did – Hezbollah's military and political influence hardly faded, as israel has hoped for an immediate overhaul of the political map of Lebanon and the dismantling of Hezbollah. Even worse, a movement that is parallel to Hezbollah in many ways in Palestinian and Arab psyche, Hamas, was on the rise, this time – ironically - as part of the US advocated democratic reforms campaign in the Middle East. Hamas’ advent to power in January 2006, was followed by a less decisive israeli election that brought to power a questionable coalition, whose prime minister and defense minister are known for having no military browses, a major diversion from israel's traditional politics. In other words, the new israeli government had a great deal to prove on the battlefield to receive much needed validation at home. Similar to its political pressure on Lebanon and Syria – using Washington as a conduit- Tel Aviv took on Hamas: a suffocating economic siege, an international smear campaign and a diplomatic blockade – using Washington, but also corrupt ex-Palestinian officials to achieve its goals. That too has failed terribly, which prompted military strikes against Gaza, killing scores and wounding hundreds, mostly civilians. In a rare diversion from its political leadership, the Hamas armed wing responded by capturing an israeli solider at the border, vowing to only release him if all Palestinian women and children in israeli jails are set free. As far as israel and the US administration – and much of the Western media – are concerned, Hamas provoked the israeli military wrath that followed, the killing and wounding of hundreds of innocent people and destroying what it has spared in past onslaughts. While Arab governments carried on with business as usual, Hezbollah – who must've know that an israeli military campaign against Lebanon was inevitable any way – decided to take the initiative by opening a war front on israel's northern border in the least comfortable times for the israeli military, with the hope to relieve some of the pressure on Palestinians. Whether it miscalculated or not is another story. Neither Syria nor Iran asked Hezbollah to start a new war on israel, though I can imagine that both will likely attempt to reap its benefits in case Hezbollah manages to survive the israeli onslaught, which is, according to US analyst, William Lind, a victory in itself. israel doesn't want to occupy Lebanon, but is keenly interested in destroying Hezbollah, thus sending a clear message to Iran that it is next. It also wants to broaden the Middle East conflict to force the US into an uninvited showdown with Iran and Syria. Expectedly, the US is providing 100 percent political, military and financial cover to israel's adventurism in Lebanon, but will it go further? Hezbollah cannot lose if it wishes to survive as a formidable political force in Lebanon. If Hezbollah is disarmed, it is feared that israel will go back to its full scale meddling in Lebanese affairs, isolating Syria even further, and gaining a strategic battle in its looming showdown with Tehran. Tragically, israel's military adventurism and the US reprehensible backing of israel's endless quest for regional domination has so far seen the death and wounding of thousands of innocent Lebanese civilians, and the destruction of a nation that has barely recovered from past israeli wars, to once again collapse under the rubble of a new one. Ramzy Baroud is a U.S. journalist. He is the author of The Second Palestinian Uprising: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle, published by Pluto Press in London, available in the U.S. from the University of Michigan Press, and everywhere from Amazon.com. He is also the editor of PalestineChronicle.com. Source: (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.islamonline(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=11903"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.islamonline(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/cgi-bin/news_se...ervice_id=11903[/url]
  9. Mp3 Player With A Rechargable Battery

    :sl: OK, call me greedy, but I have 2 MP3 Players at home................but they just drink battery juice like you wouldnt imagine! Therefore, I am in the market for a new MP3 Payer BUT with a rechargable battery that I can either charge up usng Power Lead or USB port. There are so many on the market that I wouldnt know where to start. So................. :sl: Any recommendations? What do you guys and gals have? I look forward to your replies. Fi'ameen Allah
  10. Random Incoherence

    :sl: Random: I LOVE Allah!! :sl:
  11. Uk First Islamic Insurance Firm

    :sl: UK First Islamic Insurance Firm[using large font size is not allowed] Britain will have in April the first Shari`ah-compliant insurance company as many British Muslims have shown strong desire to pay their insurance premiums in line with their beliefs, the Times reported Saturday, March 1. "We are planning to create a British insurer that operates in a way that removes this dilemma (conflicting with Shari`ah) and creates an exciting new sector in the British insurance market," said Bradley Brandon-Cross, the Chief Executive of the British Islamic Insurance Holdings (BIIH), which sponsors the new service. The new service, which will be launched with a vital support from the UK's leading outsourcing company Capita, offers a catalogue of Shari`ah-compliant insurance services including car and home insurance. Brandon-Cross said the new service is a good alternative to the conventional UK insurance products that conflict with Shari`ah. "The Muslim faith states that, because of various product features, conventional UK insurance options are in conflict with Islam - and this creates a dilemma for British Muslims." Conventional British insurance products are in conflict with Shari`ah because they contain elements of uncertainty and gambling that make it haram (forbidden) for Muslims. The service will comply with the Muslim insurance concept, which is known as Takaful or mutual assistance. The policies will include a contract specifying the nature of the risk and the period covered that is clear to the participants. Every participant pays their contribution into the Takaful fund and the pool is invested in Shari`ah-compliant, non-interest-bearing investments to maximize the fund value. Needed Brandon-Cross said the new service comes to meet the needs of the estimated two-million Muslim minority in Britain. Extensive Research conducted by BIIH has shown a strong desire for an Islamic insurance product among the minority. The consumer brand name of the new service has been not decided yet. Islamic banking and Shari`ah-complaint financial services are growing in Britain. Several leading banks like Lloyds TSB and HSBC have already introduced Shari`ah-compliant bank accounts. The new Islamic insurance service is not the first in the West. Germany's Hannover Re (HNRGn.DE) and Prudential (PRU.L) are among European companies that have started tapping into the Islamic insurance industry as the market grows. The American International Group (AIG.N), the world's largest insurer, also offers now insurance coverage complying with Shari`ah. The AIG.N has estimated that Global Takaful premiums will jump more than five-fold to $11 billion by 2015. The Islamic banking industry, which began almost three decades ago, has made substantial growth and attracted the attention of investors and bankers across the world. There are an estimated 300 Islamic banks and financial institutions worldwide holding $300 billion in assets predicted to grow to $1 trillion by 2013. (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 yetislamonline(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/news/newsfull.php?newid=95371"]Source[/url]
  12. Random Incoherence

    :sl: Random: sniff
  13. O Allah I Love You

    :sl: Beautiful Brother...........the poem not you :no: Seriously though, that was lovely Ahki. May Allah bless you immensly for sharing this with us :sl:
  14. Random Incoherence

    :sl:L Oh WOW!!! Now thats really got me thinking now Sis :D Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you Sister................ ALLAHU AKBAR!! :sl:
  15. Random Incoherence

    :sl: Random: Everything that happend to me, and I mean EVERYTHING!!, I take as being decided upon by Allah (swt) and every night I lie in bed, going through my day in my head and wondering what the meaning was behind certain things..............right now I have a stinking cold (my nose will not stop running!!) and Im trying to think a meaning behind this :sl:
  16. Iaw - University Of Surrey

    :sl: Insha'Allah next week the Islamic Society at the University of Surrey will be running Islam Awareness Week. They are planning to hold talks 2 times a day, afternoon and evening. Sheikh Khalid Yasin will be giving the talks every day insha'Allah. The program for the week is below. Please come along if you can and extend the invitation to your Muslim and non-Muslim friends if you can. Daily Talks Monday, 3rd March 1. Purpose of Life, 13:00, Lecture Theatre L 2. The Enemy Within, 18:30, Griffiths Theatre Tuesday, 4th March 1. Why should Man recognize God?, 13:00, Lecture Theatre F 2. From the Womb to the Tomb, 18:30, Griffiths Theatre Wednesday, 5th March 1. What do you really know about Islam?, 13:00, Lecture Theatre F 2. Judgment Day, 18:30, Griffiths Theatre Thursday, 6th March 1. Quran for the Modern World, 13:00, Lecture Theatre E 2. Reform and Revival, 18:30, Griffiths Theatre All the talks will be delivered by Shaykh Khalid Yasin, a very well known scholar from America. Exhibition Date: Mon, 3rd March to Fri, 7th March, except Wed, 5th March Time: 9:00 to 17:00 Venue: Lecture Theatre Upper Concourse There will be free Daawa material (Books plus DVD's) along with some books and DVD's for purchase as well. Charity Dinner Date: Friday, 7th March Time: 18:30 onward Venue: Lecture Theatre Upper Concourse Charity Dinner is organized to raise fund for the Orphans, during this event brothers and sisters will sell food at a cheaper rate and the money raised will go to Orphans Charity. Source: An email sent to me today
  17. Iaw - University Of Surrey

    :sl: Did anyone go then?
  18. Random Incoherence

    :sl: :no: Yea you make a good point Sis, its just quieter than say 4 or so months ago thats all.
  19. The Design In Water

    :sl: The Design in Water[using large font size is not allowed] ######you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetummah(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/imagelib/sc/a/sc10a.jpg[/img] Most of our planet is covered with water. Oceans and seas make up three fourths of the earth's surface while the land itself contains countless numbers of rivers and lakes. The snow and ice on the summits of lofty mountains is water in its frozen form. A substantial part of the earth's water is in the sky: every cloud contains thousands--sometimes millions-of tons of water in the form of vapor. From time to time, some of this water vapor turns into drops of liquid and falls to the ground: in other words, it rains. Even the air you're breathing now contains a certain amount of water vapor. In short, no matter where you may look on the surface of the earth, you're certain to see water around somewhere. Indeed, the place you're sitting in at this moment probably contains about forty to fifty liters of water in it. Look around. You can't see it? Look again, more carefully, this time raising your eyes from these words and look at your hands, arms, legs, and body. That 40-50 liter mass of water is you! It's you because about 70% of the human body is water. Your body's cells contain many things but nothing so much or so important as water. The biggest part of the blood that circulates everywhere in your body is of course water. This is true not just of yourself or of other people however: the bulk of the bodies of all living things is water. Without water it seems, life is impossible. Water is a substance that was specially designed so as to be the basis of life. Each and every one of its physical and chemical properties was specially created for life. Other liquids freeze from the bottom up; water freezes from the top down. This is one of the most unusual properties of water and it is crucial for the existence of water on the surface of the earth. Were it not for this property, that is, if ice didn't float, much of our planet's water would be locked up in ice and life would be impossible in its seas, lakes, ponds, and rivers. Let's examine this in detail to see why. There are many places in the world where the temperature falls below 0°C in winter, often considerably below that. Such cold will of course affect the water in seas, lakes, etc. These bodies of water grow colder and colder and parts of them begin to freeze. If ice didn't behave the way it does (if it didn't float in other words) this ice would sink to the bottom while the warmer bits of water would rise to the surface and be exposed to the air. But the temperature of that air is still below freezing so these will freeze too and sink to the bottom. This process would continue until there was no liquid water left at all. But this isn't what happens. What happens instead is this: As it gets colder, water grows heavier until it reaches 4°C at which point everything suddenly changes. After this, the water begins to expand and it becomes lighter as the temperature drops. As a result, the 4°C water remains on the bottom, the 3°C water above it, the 2°C water above that and so on. Only at the surface does the temperature of the water actually reach 0°C and there it freezes. But only the surface has frozen: the 4°C layer of water beneath the ice remains liquid and that is enough for underwater creatures and plants to continue to live. We should note here that another property of water-the low thermal conductivity of ice and snow-is also crucial in this process. Because they are such poor conductors of heat, the layers of ice and snow keep the heat in the water below from escaping into the atmosphere. As a result of all this, even if the air temperature falls to -50°C, the layer of sea ice will never be more than a meter or two thick and there will be many fractures in it. Creatures such as seals and penguins that dwell in polar regions can take advantage of this to reach the water beneath the ice. Again let us recall what would happen if water didn't behave this way and acted "normally" instead. Suppose water continued to become denser the lower its temperature became like all other liquids and ice sank to the bottom. What then? Well in that case, the freezing process in the oceans and seas would start from the bottom and continue all the way to the top because there would be no layer of ice on the surface to prevent the remaining heat from escaping. In other words, most of earth's lakes, seas, and oceans would become solid ice with a layer of water perhaps a few meters deep on top of it. Even when the air temperature increased, the ice at the bottom would never melt completely. In the seas of such a world, no life could exist and in an ecological system with dead seas, life on land would also be impossible. In other words, if water didn't "misbehave" and acted normally, our planet would be a dead world. Why doesn't water act normally? Why does it suddenly begin to expand at 4°C after having contracted the way it should? That is a question that nobody has ever been able to answer. Water is "just right" for life to a degree that cannot be compared with any other liquid. The larger part of this planet, a world whose other attributes (temperature, light, electromagnetic spectrum, atmosphere, surface, etc) are all suitable for life, has been filled with just the right amount of water necessary for life. It should be obvious that this cannot all be accidental and that there must instead be intentional design. To put it another way, all the physical and chemical properties of water show us that it is created especially for life. The earth, purposefully created for mankind to live in, was brought to life with this water that was specially created to form the basis of human life. In water, God has given us life and with it He causes the food by which we are nourished to spring from the soil. But the most important aspect of all this is that this truth, which has been discovered by modern science, was revealed in the Qur'an, bestowed upon humanity as a guide fourteen centuries ago. Concerning water and mankind, God's word is revealed in the Qur'an thus: “It is He who sends down water from the sky. From it you drink and from it come the shrubs among which you graze your herds. And by it He makes crops grow for you and olives and dates and grapes and fruit of every kind. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect.†(Surat an-Nahl: 10-11) (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 yetummah(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/science/viewscfeature1.php?scfid=39&scTopicID=4"]Source[/url]
  20. Random Incoherence

    :sl; Random: Is it me or is this forum getting fewer and fewer posts these days? Where is everyone? :sl:
  21. Random Incoherence

    :sl: No. Well thats not entirely correct! I went to London to the Dar-Al-Taqwa bookshop, a lovely little bookshop close to the Regents Park Masjid but they didnt have them, or at least I didnt see them on the shelves :sl:
  22. Random Incoherence

    :sl: Random: Still bored :sl:
  23. Random Incoherence

    :sl: Random: Im bored
  24. Random Incoherence

    :sl: Well take care Sis and inshallah you'll enjoy a good lecture tonight :no: Random: So how is everyone today? All ok?
  25. Random Incoherence

    :sl: A######s thanks Sister :no: You want a piece of my celebration cake? (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 yetpastrywiz(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/dailyrecipes/images/601.jpg"]Click to eat my cake mmmmmmmm[/url]