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  1. Dhikr

    Just what I wanted. :sl: Jazakallah Khair.
  2. Feet

    Assalamu Alaikum! As Muslims, we need to do everything in a dignified manner. Doing stuff with ur feet instead of ur hands seems very undignified to me. I don't really see that much wrong with closing the door with ur feet, as long as ur wearing socks or ur feet are super clean. I don't think anyone should get that offended if someone's foot accidently touches them but if it's done on purpose that's just weird, lol. As for touching the Qur'an with one's foot, that's just plain wrong no matter how squeaky clean ur feet are. It's a sign of disrespect, similar to stepping over or on an object or person. It mostly has to do with the meaning of it, not the actual physical action. It's kinda like sticking up ur middle finger, it's not hurting anyone (physically) but u shouldn't do it b/c over the years it has come to take on a very offensive meaning.
  3. Dangers Of Niqab

    Assalamu Alaikum wr wb! Some dangers of having a niqabi society: If a man were to wear Niqab in a country like Saudi Arabia he could easily pass for a woman, there would be no way to identify him as a man. If he wanted to harm women it would be easier as he would be able to enter women's bathrooms and other women's places. Niqab would hide his identity and so it he were able to escape the crime scene no one would be able to identify him afterwards, since he would have been covered 100%. He could easily walk the same streets, pray in the same masjid, and revisit the area of his assault unnoticed and without any suspicion. I heard that Michael Jackson frequents small, rich Arab countries, mainly to go unnoticed in shopping malls. It was reported that he was recognized by a woman in a women's bathroom who was actually excited to see him and tried to take his picture with her cell phone. If a woman were to have criminal tendencies and had killed another woman in a public area (while wearing Niqab), she could run away and blend into a crowd of other Niqabis. There would be no way to figure out who she was as a face is the primary way of identifying individuals. I could just picture KSF's version of America's Most Wanted, the top 10 pictures showing 10 fully veiled individuals. There would be no need to walk into a bank with a ski mask or a beanie pulled over the face(which would be highly suspicious), all the robber would have to do is dress up as a niqabi and face no suspicion whatsoever upon entering and have minimal to no chances of being identified if able to leave the bank in a getaway car. If a woman were to be kidnapped or missing in KSF how would she be found? Nobody can call the police and report having spotted her somewhere as she would probably have been wearing Niqab and she'd look just like every other women there. Please share ur thoughts. WS
  4. Are Women Allowed To Drive Cars ?

    Assalamu Alaikum! So if I lived in Saudi Arabia and my little sister urgently needed to go to the hospital (with none of my male relatives readily available) what would I do? In the U.S. I wouldn't even have to think about whether a male or anyone else was around, I would just go drive her there myself. In a life or death situation someone shouldn't lose their life just because they had no way of driving to the location where help would be received, especially b/c of a trivial issue such as gender. If a woman's male relative falls asleep or passes out at the wheel on a freeway, the woman should be able to know how to maneuver the car to safety. As for the argument that women driving cars facilitates some haram actions, same goes for guys. Maybe guys shouldn't be able to drive either. If anything, women not being able to drive makes women more vulnerable to getting into cars with men. How would the police know who's a woman's muharram or not without stopping them and checking their ID's? I know they don't stop every vehicle to make sure. Since when did Muslims become the irrational ones? WS
  5. The Invisible Sheikh

    Assalamu Alaikum! Thought u guys might enjoy this: (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_video.google(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/videoplay?docid=-8990284806368746495&q=invisible+sheikh&pl=true"]The Invisible Sheikh: Short film.[/url] WS
  6. Apostasy in Islam

    Abdul Rahman's Family Values An official police report on the Christian convert in Afghanistan alleges a tawdry domestic life. By RACHEL MORARJEE/KABUL Western leaders breathed a sigh of relief yesterday at the release of Abdul Rahman, a Christian convert who had faced the death penalty under Afghanistan's Islamic law for renouncing his Muslim faith. Rahman, 40, has become the poster boy for the Christian right and for religious freedom. Closer up, however, the picture painted by the local police who arrested him shows a candidate not quite ready for family values. Rather, a portrait emerges of a deadbeat dad with psychological problems who couldn't hold down a job, abused his daughters and parents and didn't pay child support. (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.time(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/time/world/article/0,8599,1178054,00.html"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.time(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/time/world/article/0,8...1178054,00.html[/url] /against death penalty for Abdul Rahman anyway b/c there are many requirements that have to be met that are not....
  7. Warning Of Shaytan

    Assalamu Alaikum. [##][/##] Can someone explain the last part of this? It doesn't really make sense to me. It seems to be saying that girls are more prone to sin and can't do much about it because Satan has such a strong grasp on them. I don't really see this in the real world. The Muslim girls seem to be more into their deen than the Muslim boys, if not about the same. There's not such a big difference as the passage above would imply. Also, where is this hadith from? I liked the article overall, but I did notice some things that were off (e.i. guarding of three prayers, instead of 5). I know that some of the other articles from that site were sufi-related and I don't agree with Sufism, but that doesn't necessarily mean that all the hadiths they put up might be tweaked to better accommodate Sufism. I guess I just want some clarification. WS
  8. Controversial Film Release!

    Assalamu Alaikum wR wB That's what I heard too, that it was goin to be about Isa (AS). I think maybe the Christians replaced Isa's (AS) name with Muhammad's (PBUH) name to get support from Muslims to prevent it from coming out. This makes sense in that Muslims seem to be more angered by these things than their fellow Christians. Either way, Muslims should do something about it. Cair was a good suggestion.
  9. Moon In The Morning...

    Assalamu Alaikum! I like the last one the best! They're all nice though.... I'm glad that you have such a great appreciation for the beauty of nature ( Allah's creation). ^_^ WS
  10. Working Woman In Islam

    In that case, men aren't allowed to work either (at least at a job where he'd be exposed to women-which is almost every profession nowadays).
  11. The Broken Woman

    Assalamu Alaikum! Great post. Kind've sad though........hope it makes some guys think hard about the importance of women's feelings and how they should take those feelings into account for everything they do. WS
  12. Work,school,college,uni

    Assalamu Alaikum! I have lots of classes on Thursday and Friday at my Uni but luckily still have time to squeeze in Eid prayers and Eid-related activities. :D Eid Mubarak!!!!!!!!!!! WS
  13. Gay People

    Assalamu Alaikum! :D We shouldn't be questioning whether people here are Muslim or not........even if they disagree with the so called 'norm' of Muslim behavior/thought. And we shouldn't be so quick to judge what Allah(swt) hates or not......I think it would be best to say that gays are grave sinners and should not be accepted amongst Muslims and to just leave it at that. I personally can't stand gay people, it bothers me as a Muslim to see people so blatantly deny Allah's(swt) plan and purpose by confusing the fact that Allah(swt) has created men solely to be attracted to women and women to be solely attracted to men. It is evident that men and women complement each other and it therefore makes absolutely no sense to have a man with a man and vice versa where there would be no true chemistry between the two. Just as hearing about a man in some third world country mating with a monkey would serve to appall most humans so should the other forms of aberrant human mating such as homosexuality. There are crazy/confused people out there who have reached that stage due to their own evils and instead of being accomadated/accepted into our societies should be helped and shown the evils of their ways and if they refuse to be helped or to change should rightfully be seen as what they are: people who are extremely lost and should therefore be kept away from those who aren't lest they start to confuse others with them. I, however, don't recommend taking any physical action or even verbal assaults against them especially if they don't openly commit lewd acts. I am content with Allah's(swt) punishment against them that will be carried out on the Day of Judgement which unlike punishment carried out by fellow humans is truly just. If they are sinners they will get what they deserve in due time. WS
  14. Gay People

    Assalamu Alaikum! I have no problem saying that I hate child molestors and rapists. These ppl and gays take part in things that really disgust me and are hate-worthy. A lot of ppl say that gays are compassionate and sympathetic but a lot of some serial killers were able to evade getting caught because of the same reason, they blended in so well in their societies, were active community members, and seemingly very kind and caring people. But nobody likes serial killers, rapists, and murderers because their sins are reasonably more reflective of their character than those other things. I don't like or accept gay people but would not actively bother them about it but rather just stay away. But at the same time you have to realize that they are humans in the end and can repent and change. I heard about a Muslim that became gay for a lengthy portion of his life and then afterwards realized the errors of his ways and repented. He opted to live a straight life and eventually was 100% hetero and even became one of the more religious members of his community. WS
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