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Everything posted by Selby

  1. Adultery

    No, I don't have you mistaken. My last post was aimed at MR. DANGER's first post.
  2. Adultery

    Salaam What do you want us to say Mr. Danger? The arguement you told us not to use is the explaination itself, so you obviously knew it. These people go against what Islam teaches, plain and simple. And we are Muslims so we go against it as well. Just because a few Muslims do something wrong, why should we have to answer for it when we support it in NO way? You obviously are an extremely ignorant person if you want us to answer for what other supposed "Muslims" do. This has nothing to do with what we beleive. So go start fights on a different message board and leave us alone, how does that sound? Peace
  3. Robitussin

    Salaam I've been a bit under the weather lately and have a bad sore throat, nasal congestion, cough, etc. Is it ok to take a few teaspoons of robitussin, which has a miniscule amount of alcohol in it? I am not sure if it is ethyl alcohol or not, but I am assuming it is. It contains 1.3 percent alcohol. If it is not permissible to take this, does anyone know of any other major brands of cough medicine which do not contain alcohol? Thanks in advance for your replies. :D Peace
  4. Robitussin

    I know it isn't going to intoxicate me, but I beleive you are wrong about it not being the beer type alcohol. What other type of alcohol would they put in it and label as alcohol, besides ethyl alcohol (the beer kind). Even though it won't make me drunk remember... If much intoxicates then even a little is haraam.
  5. M O S Q U E Becomes Masjid

    salaam Thanks for putting that rumor to rest! :D peace
  6. M O S Q U E Becomes Masjid

    Salaam I read it in the Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam at the library, written by Yahiya Emerick, if that helps at all. peace
  7. M O S Q U E Becomes Masjid

    Salaam I heard that the began calling Masjid "mosque" because a ruler proclaimed that they should be swatted out like "mosquitoes" I forget where I read this but i'll elaborate later. peace
  8. Rudeness Of Muslims

    :D Do we really need to tell you that what you said is out of line 3dshocker? I hope you rethink it and edit your post... If you want to learn about Islam, great, we will by all means help you, but do not be hostile towards us and say that which you know is going to offend us, you are just trying to stir up trouble... I hope a mod sees this. Peace brothers and sisters.
  9. Rudeness Of Muslims

    Salaam Well it is only normal that when a Muslim is rude it is Islam's fault and that when anyone else does anything wrong their religion isn't taken into account. Lutz, I hope your stay here is fruitful and that we can help clear your misconceptions about Islam. If you have any questions about our beleifs don't hesitate to ask. What did these Muslims do that is so rude? The Prophet (saws) is our example of how to act and how we should live and he was never rude to anyone, if he were rude it would drive people from accepting the reality of what Islam is. Peace
  10. What Would It Take?

    Salaam You would be gretted in a much different manner and tone if you would change your own tone. We don't care if you don't beleive what we beleive, but if that is the case, why not come trying to learn about Islam, just as I try my best to learn about science. That would be much better than comming on here calling us all ignorant. If you are going to be rude then just leave, if you want information then stay and change your tone. Peace
  11. Things To Be Abstained From/banned In Islam

    First off, marijuana IS mind altering. I began smoking 'erb daily in 8th grade and it completely takes away all motivation. I used to always argue that it was harmless, but now that i've quit I notice i'm alot more outgoing and don't just want to sit on a couch and eat cheeto's all day. And how can you say extacy doesn't impair your ability to make discisions? It completely messes up your emotions, and makes it MUCH harder to resist the temptation to commit zina.
  12. Things To Be Abstained From/banned In Islam

    by the way, about the alcohol. You have to use your reason with things like this. It doesn't matter what the molecular structure of a substance is, you have to look at the purpose behind it. They didn't know about things like that at the time, so alcohol refers to ethyl alcohol only. It was prohibited because it intoxicates you which is why drugs fall under the category of haraam. And it is never permissible to drink liquids containing ethanol. On the other hand, it is alright to put Isopropyl alcohol on a scrape or cut, even though it's called alcohol, because people aren't going to drink it to alter their consciousness.
  13. Things To Be Abstained From/banned In Islam

    :D Ecstasy and opiates are DEFINITLEY haraam. Speaking from personal experience the two drugs you've mentioned are probably the most seductive drugs on the earth. X gives people false emotions and makes you think you love everyone and makes people commit zina. Opiates will make you neglect prayer because, trust me, if you do enough opiates you will do ANYTHING to make that top priority and acheive them at any cost. This is because your body is used to producing more endorphins and when you go back to your normal endorphine level you experience the worst withdrawals ever. It will give you horrible muscle aches, any little thing will make you nauseous and throw up, headaches, diahreah, etc. I quit using opiates the day before ramadan and still every day it's a battle not to go back. A little voice in my head is constantly saying "just once more, just once more". This is why I consider opiates a form of idolatry because it will come before God in your life. When i'm at school the only thing I think about all day long is opiates, once you get the craving it's impossible to get rid of. I also get the worst feeling of anxiety anytime I hear anything about drugs, especially morphine, heroin, OC's, methadone, opium, etc. They are WITHOUT A DOUBT haraam. Stay away from them AT ALL COSTS! I can't explain to you with words how horrible your life will become if you get started on that garbage, they just feel too good to not get hooked on. The horrible thing is that I never know if tomorrow i'm going to go back or not, the temptation is almost too hard to resist, it becomes a daily battle and life is hard enough without things like that. PEace
  14. Alcohol And Pork - Just An Observation.

    What you are failing to realise is that if the hotel owner is Muslim and he has non-muslims provide the alcohol for westerners then he is STILL involved in the process of providing it, even if he doesn't touch it! And how are halaal products inhumane? Elsewhere in the world they pretty much set up a killing assembly line and kill animals in front of each other and in cruel ways such as electrocution or with a device that penetrates the scull and basically scrambles their brain around... Totally against the Islamic view of how animals should be killed. And I see what you mean about saying if Americans want to drink alcohol then cocain should be allowed in america. He wasn't saying muslims can use cocaine, he was making a comparison. American's are upset because muslims won't provide them alcohol when it is ILLEGAL for them to do so AND against their religion. That is exactly the same as asking them to provide people with cocaine because it is illegal in America. Again, why should we break the law to provide you with an illegal good? If I went into an american hotel I wouldn't complain because they won't bring me a fat sack of some chronic!
  15. Alcohol And Pork - Just An Observation.

    Yes, but by having non-muslims do it is no different than serving it yourself because you are knowingly allowing something which is forbidden. Again, how could a person expect somebody else to go against what they truly beleive just to provide a luxury for foreigners? Some people have greater meaning in their life and don't want to go against their beleifs just so people can enjoy something as petty as a beer... Obviously your opinion isn't going to change because you already have your mind made up and you aren't going to try to see it from our perspective.
  16. Alcohol And Pork - Just An Observation.

    :D How does it interfere with the practice of our religion? Because it is a SIN to SERVE it or HANDLE it. Why should we sin just because American's like slowing their brain function?
  17. :D I hate it that things have to be so unclear! We have one side saying it is permissible as long as it doesn't depict anything sexual or haraam in nature and another saying if you draw a picture of an animal you will be tortured in hell!!! Who wants to draw if they think there is even a 1/1000 of a chance they will be damned for it? I really wish the answer were more clear because I enjoy drawing animals and nature scenes, and I was always under the impression that as long as it isn't being glorified it is alright to draw a picture. Now though, I'm scared to draw because i'm afraid that it is sinful and I will go to hell and be go against what Allah has said. Your thoughts? Also, if drawing is haraam then all video games must be haraam as well because they make images of living things... peace,
  18. Using A Patch While Fasting

    Comparing heroin to nicotine is like comparing caffiene to crack cocaine. I've been addicted to ciggarrettes and opiates, and the latter of the two is a PERMANENT addiction that you have to deal with the rest of your life, cigarrettes are easy to quit. When you think about smoking cigarrette just remember that there are people with real addictions out there and your petty smoking habbit is nothing compared to this, so just get over it!
  19. Using A Patch While Fasting

    Salaam "is not will power what you need" That doesn't make sense, saying that you don't need willpower to quit cigarrettes. That is the ONLY thing that will allow you to quit smoking. How can a person quit smoking if they don't have the will to stop? Also, "more nicotine-deaths than heroine-deaths per year" FALSE. There are more CIGARETTE deaths per year than heroin deaths. Nobody dies from nicotine unless they consume it orally or have cardiovascular problems. It is willpower that you need to stop smoking, and if you can't quit smoking cigarrettes, i'm sorry, your just weak. Just stop talking about heroin people, they aren't even close to each other, trust me. Heroin and other opiates are FAR more physically addicting. Opiate withdrawal causes vomiting, headache, bodyache, diahreah, etc. Cigarrette withdrawal just makes you feel like you might want a cigarette a little bit and you feel a tiny bit cranky. You are making this into a bigger issue than it is, just throw the cigarrettes away and be done with it! :D Peace
  20. Using A Patch While Fasting

    :D I don't see how a nicotine patch would be acceptable. It isn't acceptable to have a shot that gives you nutrients and think about it, the nicotine (a drug) is being absorbed through your skin. Cold turkey is easier anyway. Everytime I try to gradually quit smoking I end up starting back up. You just gotta have some willpower. The hardest part is the first 2 days, after that it isn't as bad. Trust me, theres stuff out there that is alot harder to quit using than cigarrettes (opiates) and if me and my weak willpower can do that then I think nobody should have any trouble quitting cigarrettes. Take whatever ciggarretes you have left and break them and flush them down the toilet so it ingrains in your mind that you don't want them. Also, though this might not be good advice, the day before you quit smoke so many cigarrettes you feel sick so your mind is conditioned to think they are gross. Peace, and good luck to those quitting this filthy habbit!
  21. What Actually Breaks Fast

    Salaam I would sincerely hope not, that would really be a bad thing for my first Ramadan. It's even one of the things i'm giving up this Ramadan. Anyone have any information on this? Peace
  22. Please Keep Me In Your Dua's

    :D This is my first Ramadan as a revert to Islam and, starting now, i'm making many changes to my life to live more in accordance with what Allah has prescribed. I'm comming out of a 3 year daily habit of opiate/marijuana/nicotine use and I ask that you make du'a for me that with the guidance of the Qu'ran I can overcome this wasteful addiction. :D
  23. Explain The Hypocrisy

    Peace, Before you accuse people of not having an understanding of English you need to remember many people on this site are bi- and trilingual. Also, just because English has more words does not mean everything can be translated into it. I have many Spanish speaking friends and now I realise some things only sound and have the same meaning in the original language which can't be translated. You guys are not adding anything but insults to this forum, so either have a civilized discussion or just leave... what's the point of comming here just to give your ignorant rants? How have you not been banned yet? I hope you learn to express your opinion with more maturity next time. Peace.
  24. A Simple Reminder

    Assalaamu Alaikum, It is hard to place in words how this poem makes me feel, it is truly beautiful, every part of it. I think it really sums up how a Muslim should be mindful that their final hour may be near but at the same time it gives alot of encouragement and tells how we should act and that we only become whole if we surrender ourselves to Allah (Glory Be To Him). I enjoyed it so much that I even wrote it down! Is there any name I might write next to it besides "Knowledge Seeker"? My favourite part of your poem is this: This sums up what I have thought and said for so long. A short greeting or some kind words can mean so much to people who are going through troubles. I think many people underestimate the importance of their own words, this is why we should truly consider what it is we say. To a severely depressed person who has not a shred of happiness left a simple kind word can make a world of difference. Though we do not notice it at the time the effects of our words echo on throughout time. No matter how small of an action it may seem to us, it might not be the same for the one hearing our words. Before I embraced Islam I was a very depressed person and to put it bluntly I was just tired of living all together. There was a time when I felt completely alone in the word, I had not a single person to go to with my problems and I felt I knew too little about God so I felt my prayers were in vain. I know that if it wasn't for the kind words of some very good people I would probably not be alive today. The kindness of others is what gave me hope that there is something in life that makes it worth living. The people speaking probably just thought their words to me were unimportant, but it gave me strength to persist until eventually I would come to find Islam which caused me to be rid of my depression and see that there is Light. Sorry for babbling, it wasn't my intention to post such a long reply, but your poem made me feel the need to share why I feel it's meaningful. After reading it I have decided to take up writing poetry! Thank you for posting this and may Allah continue to guide you!
  25. Marigold

    Assalam Alaikum, This is a beautiful peice of writing indeed. It is especially meaningful to Muslims today who are discouraged because they are rejected by today's materialistic culture because of their modesty and willingness to do as Allah (Glory Be to Him) has commanded. Your Sister has true talent and her words are true. Muslims can identify with it. Peace and Blessings upon the both of you.