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  1. The Price Of Imaan

    Assalamun alaikum THE PRICE OF IMAAN Several years ago an imaam moved to London. He often took the bus from his home to the downtown area. Some weeks after he arrived, he had occasion to ride the same bus. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him twenty pence too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, 'you better give the twenty pence back. It would be wrong to keep it'. Then he thought, 'oh forget it, it's only twenty pence. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company already gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a gift from Almighty Allah and keep quiet'. When his stop came, the Imaam paused momentarily at the door, then he handed the twenty pence back to the driver and said: "Here, you gave me too much change." The driver with a smile replied: "Aren't you the new Imaam in this area? I have been thinking lately about going to worship at your Masjid. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change." When the Imaam stepped off the bus, his knees became weak and soft. He had to grab the nearest light pole and held for support, and looked up to the heavens and cried: "Oh Allah, I almost sold Islam for twenty pence!" Bottomline: We may never see the impact our actions have on people... Sometimes we are the only knowledge of the Quran someone will read, or the only Islam a non-Muslim will see. What we need to provide, Insha Allah is an example for others to see. Be careful and be honest everyday, because you never know who is watching your actions.
  2. Assalamun alaikum What kind of question do you ask a prospective groom, what kind of questions do you ask to find out about his character and personality I need them by Monday Jazak-aalh khair
  3. Learn Quran On Pc Or Phone

    Assalamu alaikum Try this site they have the Quran broken down into small ayats which can aid you to learn the Quran. I am in the same situation as you are and I am using this sites. The understand Quran site helps you to understand the arabic of the Quran, plus there are worksheets. (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.memorize-quran(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.memorize-quran(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/[/url] (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.understandquran(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/course.htm"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.understandquran(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/course.htm[/url] (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.understandquran(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.understandquran(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/[/url]
  4. Assalamu alaikum This might not be in the right section, please feel free to move to right section. Mashallah I found this site very different and it has a unique approach to understanding the Quran. I have benefited from this site. You can download the videos and the lessons. It also teaches you basic grammer. Please check out the site, if like me you want to understand the Quran quickly and easily. (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.understandquran(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/course.htm"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.understandquran(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/course.htm[/url] Also on the home page there is a short ramadhan course (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.understandquran(contact admin if its a beneficial link)"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.understandquran(contact admin if its a beneficial link)[/url] Which you can download onto your phones, or computers. The ramadhan course has flash player(i think it is that, not sure what it is called) which flashes the english word of the arabic grammer.
  5. Assalamu alaikum Quran for all series This course has been designed to for people who can read the Qur'an but who have no knowledge of Arabic. The vocabulary of the Qur’an, is broken down to three basic components: the Noun, the Verb, the Particle. A colour scheme shall be followed in this course both in the Arabic text and the translated one. This is as follows: Nouns: Red Verbs: Black Particles: Blue This software is available as a download to all our members. The link for download is located under Downloads section in Control Panel. If you are not a member, you can fill up the registration form given under Get Registered at the home page. I recommend this course to people like me who can read the Quran but can't understand the arabic. I has made a difference i have been able to pick out words and understand the meaning whereas beforeI would be able to pick out the word even if i read the transliterlation. (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.studying-Islam(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/special.aspx"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.studying-Islam(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/special.aspx[/url]
  6. Assalamu alaikum I was wondering when to use the miswak during wudu is a) Before commencing the wudu B) when you rinse you mouth-hold water in our mouth and brush c) after complete wudu. Also how long before you change the miswak, when I was using it after couple of weeks I used to get mouth ulcer so I stopped. Also when finished wudu and you are wearing half sleeve shalwa khameez is your wudu nullified. When getting upto read farz do we need to change our sleeping clothes into something else or can we read in our sleeping clothes. Jazak-Allah Khair
  7. Assalamu alaikum I love muller coners but since I have started to heat halal food I have become weary of some many food that I used to eat. Reading the ingredients of muller conner yourguts it stated that that it is vegeterian but some have whey powder in it??? and what is natural flavour in these food Jazak-Allah khair
  8. Is Nutella Halal ?

    Assalamu alaikum I was just wondering ifany knew if Nutella is halal or not?
  9. Assalamu alaikum I am reallty after views and opinions from everyone. I want to sent my children to an Islamic School which open two years ago in Luton. The thing is I wanto hear from anyone whos attended an Islamic school and their opinions whether they like it or not, was the curriculum, english,maths science etc subject taught well, what was the environment like, Did going to Islamic school restrict you in anyway. Were you able to interact with society Is there anyone who's been to an Islamic school, yet went on to higher edcuation, and got a regular job. The reason I as is becasue all the people that I know went to Islamic eduction didn't pursue higher edcuation they stay at home nor got regular jobs. I hope all this made sense. Is there anyone on the Forum from Luton who is senting their kids to the Islamic Education in Bury Park. I would love to hear you views on the school and its eduction. Jazak-Allah Khair
  10. I forgot to mention this. Is it better to teach your kids about Islam from those teaching books you can get while they are attending mainstream school.
  11. Sound During prayer

    Assalamu alaikum During prayer when you are reciting the surah's in a low tone, when suddenly a sound escapes e.g say you are reciting surah, and you are recitind the word nas suddendly the na comes out loud, does this invalidty the prayer, do we have to repeat again. This is happen to me so many times do not know what to do. What if the sound came out during surah Al Fatiha Jazak-Allah Khair
  12. Sound During prayer

    Jazak-Allah Khair to the reply much appreciated
  13. Assalamun alaikum Excellent site to learn the Quran as well as memorise it. memorize-quran
  14. Assalamun alaikum Sent a E-mail to the moderators regarding not being able to enter the sisters site and I have not had a reply been a week. Do I need a separate password toi enter the sisters sites becasue the oneI use to enter the forum doesn't accept it. please can someone help meout here Jazak-Allah Khair
  15. Assalamun alaikum I was wondering during salat if you make a mistake during any of the suras includinging Sura al'fatiha do you have to repeat the entire prayer again, if you make a mistake in one sura and you repeat the same line again, does that nullify your prayer. If you made a mistake in one line of the sura but you correctly repeated again does that also nullify your prayer. JAzak-Allah Khair
  16. Some Questions

    Assalamu alaikum I wanted to ask a question regarding wudu water, I gather my wudu water in a bowl, sometimes half-way through my wudu I find fluff, one strand of hair and other thing like a bit small stick etc, I was wondering if with that water you can still do wudu. Also I find myself talking to myself themselves during prayer and out of prayer thses thought never come into my mind and I don't even talk to myself. Does anyone have any idea what to do. In sajdah when we can ask for anything we want, do say it with our mouth after subhana rabbi ala or do we said it in our mind Also why can't I go into the sisters section Jazak-Allah
  17. Write In Quran

    Assalamu alaikum I am not sure if this the right placet to ask this question but are we allowed to write in the Quran. I brought a tajweed Quran which has helpped me with my recitation. in the arabic text there is a small nun missing whereas in the transaliteration the nun is included and I was wondering if I could write it in. There problem id that I need to keep checking the transliteration to make sure that I haven't missed the nun out of any letter. Jazakallah khair
  18. Assalamu alaikum I have been reading the Quran which has transliteration by its side and i was wondering that there are some things that have been confusing me and I have tried to find out the answer but nosuch luck and I was hoping if someone can help me. 1 - At the end of a sentence, (the third letter of arabic (ta) ) is prounced as a h e.g. *shahadaat at the end of the sentence becomes *shahadah can anyone explain???????? 2- Again a the end of the sentence for example the last letter has a double fatha then only once is used e.g. *bin becomes bi but sometimes that letter becomes silent, sometimes *bin is said and sometimes *bi. In the trasliteration 3- At the ed of the sentence the last letter is kept silent e.g *mubeen but again sometimes the prounced *mubeena - transliteration I know it sounds confusing sorry, can someone please explain these as I cannot seem to understand the reading as it doesn't appear consistent in the transliteration Jazak-Allah Kahir *These are just example words.
  19. Breaking Copyright

    Assalamu alaikum I was wondering about copyright, at the begining of each book theres a statement which states something like - nothing of the book can be reproduced, transmitted, photocopied in any form without the publishers permission this is from the top of my head. Now if we copy something onto the internet to share and gain knowlegde with out people, aren't we breaking the copyright rules, isn't it a bit like stealing something without the owners permission. Isn't that against Islam. I would like to share knowledge from couple of books but because of this I don't copy it onto the net. Can someone help me out here
  20. Breaking Copyright

    Assalamu alaikum What about copying information for your own personal use at home from web pages or from forum. I have been copying information from forum to read in my own time as I don't personally have access to internet. These informtion are very beneficial and helpful. Jazak-Allah Khair
  21. The 90/10 Principle

    Assalamu alaikum I am not sure if this the right section to post this The 90/10 Principle Author: Stephen Covey 10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react. What does this mean? We really have no control over 10% of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane will be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off. A driver may cut us off in traffic. We have no control over this 10%. The other 90% is different. You determine the other 90%. How? By your reaction. You cannot control a red light., but you can control your reaction. Don't let people fool you; YOU can control how you react. Let's use an example. You are eating breakfast with your family. Your daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt. You have no control over what just what happened. What happens when the next will be determined by how you react.You curse. You harshly scold your daughter for knocking the cup over. She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, you turn to your spouse and criticize her for placing the cup too close to the edge of the table. A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs and change your shirt. Back downstairs, you find your daughter has been too busy crying to finish breakfast and get ready for school. She misses the bus. Your spouse must leave immediately for work. You rush to the car and drive your daughter to school. Because you are late, you drive 40 miles an hour in a 30 mph speed limit. After a 15-minute delay and throwing $60 traffic fine away, you arrive at school. Your daughter runs into the building without saying goodbye. After arriving at the office 20 minutes late, you find you forgot your briefcase. Your day has started terrible. As it continues, it seems to get worse and worse. You look forward to coming home, When you arrive home, you find small wedge in your relationship with your spouse and daughter. Why? Because of how you reacted in the morning. Why did you have a bad day? A) Did the coffee cause it? B) Did your daughter cause it? C) Did the policeman cause it? D) Did you cause it? The answer is " D". You had no control over what happened with the coffee. How you reacted in those 5 seconds is what caused your bad day. Here is what could have and should have happened. Coffee splashes over you. Your daughter is about to cry. You gently say, "It's ok honey, you just need, to be more careful next time". Grabbing a towel you rush upstairs. After grabbing a new shirt and your briefcase, you come back down in time to look through the window and see your child getting on the bus. She turns and waves. You arrive 5 minutes early and cheerfully greet the staff. Your boss comments on how good the day you are having. Notice the difference? Two different scenarios. Both started the same. Both ended different.
  22. The 90/10 Principle

    Why? Because of how you REACTED. You really do not have any control over 10% of what happens. The other 90% was determined by your reaction. Here are some ways to apply the 90/10 principle. If someone says something negative about you, don't be a sponge. Let the attack roll off like water on glass. You don't have to let the negative comment affect you! React properly and it will not ruin your day. A wrong reaction could result in losing a friend, being fired, getting stressed out etc. How do you react if someone cuts you off in traffic? Do you lose your temper? Pound on the steering wheel? A friend of mine had the steering wheel fall off) Do you curse? Does your blood pressure skyrocket? Do you try and bump them? WHO CARES if you arrive ten seconds later at work? Why let the cars ruin your drive? Remember the 90/10 principle, and do not worry about it. You are told you lost your job. Why lose sleep and get irritated? It will work out. Use your worrying energy and time into finding another job.The plane is late; it is going to mangle your schedule for the day. Why take out your frustration on the flight attendant? She has no control over what is going on. Use your time to study, get to know the other passenger. Why get stressed out? It will just make things worse. Now you know the 90-10 principle. Apply it and you will be amazed at the results. You will lose nothing if you try it. The 90-10 principle is incredible. Very few know and apply this principle. The result? Millions of people are suffering from undeserved stress, trials, problems and heartache. We all must understand and apply the 90/10 principle. It CAN change your life!!!
  23. Inside Majid Al Aqsa

    Assalamu alaikum Checkout the inside of the majid al aqsa (www.)"http://visualdhikr/extra/aqsa_pano.htm"]visualdhikr/extra/aqsa_pano.htm[/url]
  24. Crying in Front of Allah - It's not impossible by Abdul Malik Mujahid When was the last time you cried? Not a few drops of salty water from your eyes, or the odd tear that slipped down your face while watching a tragic event. I'm talking about warm tears of the heart. Tears that sting your face because they've been there so long, their bitter saltiness hurts your skin. When was the last time you cried like a baby? Aisha, may Allah be pleased with our mother, relates that: In the last ten of Ramadan, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, used to tighten his waist belt, pray all night, and wake up his family for the night prayers (Bukhari and Muslim). Almost two thirds of Ramadan is gone. We powerless people will soon be looking for the Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr), which we are advised to seek in these last ten nights of Ramadan. Aisha RA related that the Prophet SAW said: Look for Laylatul Qadr on an odd-numbered night during the last ten nights of Ramadan (Bukhari). We can't afford not to be crying in front of Allah, the Merciful, All-Aware. Tears flow when we remember how much Allah has blessed us with and how much we disobey Him. We can never repay Allah for everything we have, yet we still blatantly commit sins both big and small: whether it's backbiting, hurting other human beings, not standing up for the truth, treating our family badly, lying, doing good deeds to show off, cheating, etc. Allah opens ways out of problems for us, easing our burdens. Yet, we still disobey Him and take His Mercy for granted. Abdullah ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said he would rather shed two tears from the fear of Allah than give a thousand dinars in charity. And the most telling example of a man who few would think would cry because of Allah is Umar, may Allah be pleased with him. He was known for being strong, fearless, and uncompromising when it came to matters of faith. Yet, Abdullah ibn Isa said that Umar had two black streaks on his face because of constant weeping. He feared Allah so much that he once said, "If someone announced from the heavens that everybody will enter Paradise except one person, I would fear that that person would be me." Umar RA was one of the strongest believers. Yet he cried and feared Allah. And Abu Bakr RA, he was simply known for his crying. These people loved to serve human beings in the day and spent time begging God to save humanity at night. May Allah be pleased with them. Let's be more contemplative and pray for an awareness of and forgiveness for our sins, as well as softness in our hearts. If Umar the brave and pious did it, we have even more need and urgency to do it. Human beings are in turmoil. Connecting with God with our hearts and begging for His Mercy for His Creation will bring us Closer to Him and human beings.
  25. Have you packed your suitcases? Her cheeks were worn and sunken and her skin hugged her bones. That didn’t stop her though, you could never catch her not reciting Qur’an. Always vigil in her personal prayer room Dad had set up for her. Bowing, prostrating, raising her hands in prayer. That was the way she was from dawn to sunset and back again, boredom was for others. As for me I craved nothing more than fashion magazines and novels. I treated myself all the time to videos until those trips to the rental place became my trademark. As they say, when something becomes habit people tend to distinguish you by it. I was negligent in my responsibilities and laziness characterized my Salah. One night, I turned the video off after a marathon three hours of watching. The adhan softly rose in that quiet night. I slipped peacefully into my blanket. Her voice carried from her prayer room. “Yes? Would you like anything Noorah?†With a sharp needle she popped my plans. ‘Don’t sleep before you pray Fajr!’ “Agh ... there’s still an hour before Fajr, that was only the first Adhaan!†With those loving pinches of hers, she called me closer. She was always like that, even before the fierce sickness shook her spirit and shut her in bed. ‘Hanan can you come sit beside me.’ I could never refuse any of her requests, you could touch the purity and sincerity. “Yes, Noorah?†‘Please sit here.’ “OK, I’m sitting. What’s on your mind?†With the sweetest mono voice she began reciting: [Every soul shall taste death and you will merely be repaid your earnings on Resurrection Day] She stopped thoughtfully. Then she asked, ‘Do you believe in death?’ “Of course I do.†‘Do you believe that you shall be responsible for whatever you do, regardless of how small or large?’ “I do, but … Allah is Forgiving and Merciful and I’ve got a long life waiting for me.†‘Stop it Hanan ... aren’t you afraid of death and it’s abruptness? Look at Hind. She was younger than you but she died in a car accident. So did so and so, and so and so. Death is age-blind and your age could never be a measure of when you shall die.’ The darkness of the room filled my skin with fear. “I’m scared of the dark and now you made me scared of death, how am I supposed to go to sleep now. Noorah, I thought you promised you’d go with us on vacation during the summer break.†Impact. Her voice broke and her heart quivered. ‘I might be going on a long trip this year Hanan, but somewhere else. Just maybe. All of our lives are in Allah’s hands and we all belong to Him.’ My eyes welled and the tears slipped down both cheeks. I pondered my sisters grizzly sickness, how the doctors had informed my father privately that there was not much hope that Noorah was going to outlive the disease. She wasn’t told though. Who hinted to her? Or was it that she could sense the truth.