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  1. I love the new look. The interface is very sharp and welcoming. There's one thing though; if you want to change your profile picture the descriptor states: "Recommend an image 200px or larger". I found that to be inaccurate if you upload an image from your computer (not sure about importing from URL). A 200 x 200px image would not work. A 200 x 180 image and smaller would work.
  2. When I commit a sin I am regretful and I feel the same way. There's one passage from the hadith that always gets me through it: I am as My Servant Thinks (expects) I am The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Allah the Most High said, ‘I am as My servant thinks (expects) I am. I am with him when he mentions Me. If he mentions Me to himself, I mention him to Myself; and if he mentions Me in an assembly, I mention him in an assembly greater than it. If he draws near to Me a hand’s length, I draw near to him an arm’s length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed.’” If you expect that Allah will forgive you then he will. I always feel that Allah will never accept any repentance from me unless I mean it fully and that's how I get through it. Don't ever despair. ___________________ As for being scared of death, I can't say that I am; I'm accepting of it whenever it comes (inshallah). The more anchors you have in this life the harder it is to want to let go. Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The world is a prison-house for a believer and Paradise for a non-believer.
  3. Evil Omen?

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  4. Bad Luck

    All good and bad is from Allah alone. As for the number, Allah loves the odd numbers because it represents Allah's oneness without any partners. That's not to say odd number days are better than even ones; the decree of a good or bad day is Allah's decree and every moment of suffering for a believer benefits the person as long as they are accepting of of it and/or patient in the matter.
  5. Free Mixing

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  6. Islamic Jewelry?

    I agree with Al-Aziz and I would like to supplement it. If you intend for it to be a charm or an amulet (something to ward off calamity; good luck charm) then it is forbidden. (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 yetfatwaislam(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=371"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetfatwaislam(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=371[/url]
  7. Surah 24:35

    Assalamu Alaikum I'm no expert in the matter and I don't speak Arabic but I'll do my best. An internet search specified that Al-Nur (Arabic) means "the light." The specific words "source of light" has been search through 4 different English translations of the Quran and that specific phrase never showed up except for the annotation of Abdullah Yusuf Ali on verse 40 of Surah Al-Nur (24:40): For good measure here's Abdullah Yusuf Ali annotation on 24:35: (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 yetpdfquran.tk/"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetpdfquran.tk/[/url]
  8. Facing Hardship

    Allah swt has decreed that, in this life, hardships and disasters strike both believers and non-believers. For a non-believer, they are inconveniences that hinder him from proceeding with his normal involvement in the worldly life. For a believer, on the other hand, they are instances of rest and remembrance, tests that promise great rewards, and indications of atonement and expiation of sins. Regardless of how little is the harm that strikes a believer, it carries with it good news of forgiveness and elevated rank ( in Jannah ). The Righteous Predecessors used to be pleased when a hardship afflicted them, seeing it as a token of Allah's forgiveness and benevolence. Expiations of Sins Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that the Prophet said: " Hardships continue to befall a believing man and woman in their body, family, and property, until they meet Allah (S) burdened with no sins. " [Tirmithee] Sign of Allah's Love Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said: " Whenever Allah wills good for a person, He subjects him to adversity" [bukharee and others] Sign of Eeman Abu Hurayrah (RA) and Ka'b Bin Maalik (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said: " The parable of a believer is that of a fresh and moist plant; the wind tilts it this way and that way; and so is the believer; he continues to be subject to affliction. And the parable of a hypocrite is that of a firm cedar tree; it does not shake - until it is uprooted all at once." [bukharee and Muslim] Sign of Righteousness The prophets and righteous people are afflicted the most, and their rewards are the highest. Sa'd (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said: " The most in their suffering among the people are the prophets, then the best, then the (next) best. One is afflicted in accordance with his deen (faith). If his deen is firm his affliction is hard, and if his deen is weak, his affliction is light. Indeed, one would be so much subjected to adversity until he walks among the people without any sins. " [Ahmad, Tirmithee] Early Punishment Anas (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said: " When Allah wills good for a servant of His, He expedites his punishment in this life; and when He wills retribution for a servant of His, He holds his sins for Him to judge him by them on the Day of Resurrection." [Tirmithee] Multiplication of Rewards Anas (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said: " The amount of reward is in accordance with the amount of suffering. When Allah (SWT) loves some people, He tries them (with affliction). He who then is content (with Allah's decree) has achieved the acceptance (of Allah), and he who is dissatisfied (with Allah's decree) will attain the anger (of Allah)." [Tirmithee] Rewards for Sickness One should not look to sickness as a gloomy episode, but should remember the great good in it. It is one form of affliction with which Allah (SWT) tests His 'ibaad (servants), giving them a chance to acquire rewards, as was explained above, as is further emphasized below. Removal of Sins and Elevation in Ranks Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said: " Whenever a Muslim is afflicted by harm from sickness or other matters, Allah will drop his sins because of that, like a tree drops its leaves." [bukharee and Muslim] Abu Sa'eed al-Khudree (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said: "A Muslim is not afflicted by hardship, sickness, sadness, worry, harm, or depression - even if pricked by a thorn, but Allah expiates his sins because of that. " [bukharee and Muslim] Sa'eed said, " I was with Salmaan (RA) when he visited a sick man in Kindah ( in Persia ), and he said to him: " Expect good because Allah (SWT) makes a believers sickness an expiation (for his sins) and a period of rest. However, when a disbeliever falls sick, he is like a camel whose owner ties it then lets it loose - it does not understand why it was tied nor why it was freed." [bukharee] 'Aishah (RA) narrated that once some pain afflicted the Prophet (SAW) causing him to suffer and turn about in his bed. she said: "Had one of us done this, you would have blamed him." He (SAW) replied: " An ailment is intensified for the righteous. whenever a believer is afflicted by a hardship, whether it is a thorn or more, a sin is taken off from him because of it, and he is elevated by one rank (in Jannah). " [Ahmad] Retaining Rewards for Deeds Before Sickness Usually, when a believer falls sick, he would not be able to do the same amount of good (prayer, fasting, helping Muslims etc) that he used to do when he was well. But Allah out of His great mercy, continues to record for him the good deeds that he was forced to stop because of his sickness. Abu Moosa Al-Ash'aree narrated that the Prophet (SAW) said: " For a traveling or sick person, his deeds will be recorded in accordance with what he used to do when he was resident or well." [bukharee] 'Abdullah Bin 'Amr reported that the Prophet said: "No (believing) person gets sick, but (his deeds) will be recorded for him in accordance with what he used to do when he was well." [bukharee] Anas (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said: " No Muslims body is afflicted by Allah, but He will record (his deeds) foe him in accordance with what he used to do when he was well - as long as he is sick. Thus, if He takes his life, He forgives him; and if He cures him, He washes him (from sins)." [bukharee] 'Uqbah Bin 'Aamir reported that the Prophet (SAW) said: "Each days deeds are sealed with it. thus, when a believer gets sick, the angels say, " Our lord! Your servant such and such, You have restrained him (from doing good this day)." And the lord replies, " Seal his day in accordance with his (usual) deeds, until he is cured or dies". [Ahmad] Reason for the Reward 'Atta Bin Rabaah reported that Ibn 'Abbaas (RA) told him, "Do you want to see a woman from the people of Jannah (paradise)?" He said "Yes". He said: " It is this black woman. She came to the Prophet (SAW) saying, " I have (epileptic) seizures, and I get exposed, so supplicate to Allah for me." He (SAW) said: " If you wish, be patient and you will attain Jannah; or if you wish, I will ask Allah to cure you." She replied, " I will be patient ! But my body gets exposed (because of the fall), so supplicate to Allah for me that I do not become exposed." and he (SAW) did." [bukharee and Muslim] The scholars have differed in opinion as to whether a sick person will be rewarded for the sickness itself or for being patient during it. the correct opinion is that if he is patient and submits to Allah's will, as in the above hadeeth, he would be rewarded for both the submission and the sickness, otherwise, he would not be rewarded at all; because he resented Allah's decree. This is what should be understood from Ibn hajar al-'Asqalaanees words: "The authentic hadeeths are clear in that the rewards are recorded once affliction strikes a Muslim. As for patience and acceptance, they are virtues for which a person may get additional rewards over those for the affliction." 'Abdullah Bin 'Amr reported that the Prophet (SAW) said: "If a Muslim is pricked by (as little as) a thorn in the worldly life, and he seeks its reward from Allah, some of his sins will be removed, because of it, on the Day of Judgement."[bukharee]
  9. Why God Made Me Ugly ?

    Everyone is grateful for what Allah has bestowed upon them. It's not until you make comparisons do you find displeasure in what you have. Do not make comparisons in what you have and what others have as it may be that they lack something that you have in abundance.
  10. Dua For A Woman In Need

    Assalamu Alaikum I went to Friday prayer and left afterwards. When leaving I was stopped by a sister seeking money to feed her baby. I unfortunately had to tell her I had no money on myself presently. I had walked to Masjid solely for the intent of praying and brought nothing more than my prayer cap and keys. Walking home her words haunted me and distressed me especially when trying to sleep. Even though I was not at fault as I had told her the truth, I still felt guilty for some reason. Please make a supplication for her and her family. I don't know her name, but Allah is sufficient in all matters. May Allah grant her ample sustenance for herself and her family and secure her residence. Ameen.
  11. -What to say in the Morning when you wake up- The Prophet said, Whoever when he wakes in the morning says "I seek refuge with Allah against the accursed Satan" and then recites three verses from the last part of Surah Al-Hashr will be assigned seventy-thousand angels to pray for him until the evening, and should he die that day he would've died a martyr. [ibn Ahmad, Darimi, Tirmidhi 5/182] 59.22 Huwa Allāhu Al-Ladhī Lā 'Ilāha 'Illā Huwa `Ālimu Al-Ghaybi Wa Ash-Shahādati Huwa Ar-Raĥmānu Ar-Raĥīmu 59.23 Huwa Allāhu Al-Ladhī Lā 'Ilāha 'Illā Huwa Al-Maliku Al-Quddūsu As-Salāmu Al-Mu'uminu Al-Muhayminu Al-`Azīzu Al-Jabbāru Al-Mutakabbiru Subĥāna Allāhi `Ammā Yushrikūna 59.24 Huwa Allāhu Al-Khāliqu Al-Bāri'u Al-Muşawwiru Lahu Al-'Asmā'u Al-Ĥusná Yusabbiĥu Lahu Mā Fī As-Samāwāti Wa Al-'Arđi Wa Huwa Al-`Azīzu Al-Ĥakīmu He is Allāh, than Whom there is Lā ilāha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen (open). He is the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. (Al-Hashr 59:22) He is Allāh than Whom there is Lā ilāha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allāh! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him. (Al-Hashr 59:23) He is Allāh, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (Al-Hashr 59:24) (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_transliteration(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/quran/WebSite_CD/MixNoble/059.asp"]Audio[/url]
  12. -The Verse of the Throne- Allahu la ilaha illa Huwa, Al-Haiyul-Qaiyum La ta'khudhuhu sinatun wa la nawm, lahu ma fis-samawati wa ma fil-'ard Man dhal-ladhi yashfa'u 'indahu illa bi-idhnihi Ya'lamu ma baina aidihim wa ma khalfahum, wa la yuhituna bi shai'im-min 'ilmihi illa bima sha'a Wasi'a kursiyuhus-samawati wal ard, wa la ya'uduhu hifdhuhuma Wa Huwal 'Aliyul-Adheem -Translation- "Allah! There is no god but He - the Living, The Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him Nor Sleep. His are all things In the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede In His presence except As he permitteth? He knoweth What (appeareth to His creatures As) Before or After or Behind them. Nor shall they compass Aught of his knowledge Except as He willeth. His throne doth extend Over the heavens And on earth, and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding And preserving them, For He is the Most High. The Supreme (in glory)." (This Verse 2:255) -Benefits- Recite in the night and no devil will be upon you until the morning dawns. Whosoever recites this prayer in the morning he will be protected until the night. When leaving home, if one recites it once, the Almighty has one group of Angels to come and protect you. If recited twice, 2 groups of Angels are assigned to do this. If recited 3 times Allah tells the Angels not to worry as the Almighty himself takes care of him. Recite before leaving your home and 70,000 angels from all will pray for your forgiveness. If one recites this after performing Wudhoo, the 5th Imam Hadhrat Imam Muhammad Baqir (AS) has said: Allah will give him a reward of 40 years of Ibadaat, his position will be raised in the Heavens 40 times (levels) and will marry him to 40 Horains. One who recites it after every prayer, their salaat will be accepted, they will remain in the safety of the Almighty and He will protect them. Allah told Prophet Musa (AS): If one recites it after every salaat, the Almighty will make his heart a thankful one (Shakireen), will give him a reward of the prophets, and his deeds will be like those of the truthful (Siddiqeen). To increase light or vision (noor) in the eyes, recite Surae Alhamd once, then Ayatul Kursi and then once the following dua:- "U-eedhu nora basaree binuril lahi alladhi la yutfaa", "I seek refuge for the light of my eyes by the light of Allah(SWT), which does not become extinguished". Holy prophet (SAWW) said: whoever recites the first 4 ayats of Surae Baqarah, then Ayatul Kursi and then the last 3 ayats of Surah e Baqarah, will not be inflicted with any kind of difficulty in his wealth or himself, Satan will not come near him and he will not forget the Qur'an. Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that the chief of the Ayats of the Qur'aan Kareem is Ayatul Kursi. Some important benefits of the respected Ayat 1. This is the most lofty Ayat of the Qur'aan Kareem. 2. That is the chief Ayat of the Qur'aan Kareem. 3. The reader of it is protected from the evil effects of the Jinnat from morning until evening and from evening until morning. 4. It is from the threshold of the arsh. 5. It is equal to a quarter of the Qur'aan Kareem. 6. Whoever recites it after the fard Salaat will be protected until the next Salaat and reciting it constantly was done by the Nabi, Siddique or Martyr and only death is the barrier between the reader and Jannat. 7. Blowing it upon food and drink brings blessings and abundance. 8. It is greater than the skies, earth, Jannat and Jahannam. 9. Whosoever reads it upon entering the home, Satan runs away from there. 10. The reciter, his children, home, wealth, property and the homes of his neighbours are safe. 11. Whosoever reads it together with the last Ayats of Surah Baqarah, Shaitaan does not enter his home for three days. 12. The Jinnaat cannot open any utensil upon which it is read. 13. In it is the Ism Azam. 14. The thief does not come near it's reciter. 15. When recited with the last Ayat of Surah Baqarah then the plea of the reciter will not go unattended. 16. When reciting it whilst retiring to one's sleeping place, one is protected until the morning. Two angels are deputed to protect him. 17. Whosoever recites it after every fard Salaat, will be rewarded with a grateful heart, a remembering tongue, the reward of being martyred in the path of Allaah, and will also be rewarded like the Siddiques. 18. Who reads it and "Inna Rabba bi kum Allaah.." and the last two Quls for a women on delivery, then the delivery becomes easy. 19. When one reads it and blows on his possessions and goods, then Shaitaan will not come near. 20. Whosoever reads Ayatul Kursi and the beginning of Surah Ghafir in the morning then he will be protected and be safe from the morning until the evening and vice versa. Subahaanallaah!.
  13. Pray For My Father

    Assalamu Alakum. My father recently died [June 6, 2008] and we burried him yesterday, the fastest that was humanly possible for us at the time. Alhamduillah he died on a friday and quickly. Please pray for his forgiveness and ask Allah to bless him immensely and grant him Firdaws because he surly suffered a lot in this world after a stroke left in bedridden five years ago. I do wish him all the best in death. He's the fist utterance in my du'as, but I want him to be perpetually blessed even in death. Please make a du'a on behalf of my father, Afzal Haniff.
  14. Islamophobia Is Destroying America

    I've read that article a few days ago on Netscape. I find it awkward that the supposedly secular electoral system would make such a clatter at this accusation. To think that there would be a day in which being dubbed as a Muslim would be on par with being called a lier; both parties dislike the accusation. I don't feel as though this accusation will cost Obama the presidency, but I would be disappointed if it does on account of this insinuation. Insha'Allah things will work out for the best.
  15. Need Help With A Paper Im Writing....

    I Prefer: "It is not ok to stereotype in airports" Why? -It is demeaning to the person being stereotyped. -The group being stereotyped may work at the airport [it's already hard on them. Why make it more difficult?]. -More than likely tensions will arise due to prolonged exposure to this stereotype. For example an airport security officer being constantly exposed to such ramblings will eventually will develop a hate for that group. It may be a unjustified hate; hate without due purpose other than the unjustified mental acceptance do to this redundancy. -Morality -Possible lawsuit if it's taken too far. Such publicity will have an adverse affect on the airport.
  16. Salaam. What image do you currently have as your desktop wallpaper? If you like, share the link of your wallpaper so that others may download it. Currently my desktop is entitled "Castle Evening." It's a grim looking picture of a castle on a cloudy day. I love the enigmatic look of it. It's really beautiful. [in Google images type "Castle Evening," it's the first result that comes up]
  17. Ocd - Obsessive Complusive Disorder

    Score: 2
  18. The Fate Of Children

    No child , believer or nonbeliever would be condemned to hell. I'm not sure of the cut-off age, but that is definitely a good question. I believe it's when ones mental capacity reaches the point at which the person has the full mental capacity to discern between right and wrong [usually at the age of puberty]. The mentally disabled would be pardoned; none of their sins will be written down. Those who never heard of Islam for whatever reason, their fate will be fathomed by Allah most high. Their good and bad deeds of this world aids in this decision. I've never heard about the "jump of faith." Perhaps another member could explain.
  19. "childrens Do Learn,"

    How can you pluralize a plural word? It just goes to show you, there are good presidents, there are bad presidents and then there are the anomalies... The tube was buzzing with his vernacular, but it hardly surprised me given his linguistic follies.
  20. How Good Of A Muslim Are You?

    Mashallah! 95% Alhamduillah. 38% Agastifurallah 18%
  21. How Pakistani Are You?

    Arey, you are 4% Pakistani! Dear me. Many many commiserations, you're not Pakistani at all, really. You are no longer welcome to visit the country. If you have a Pakistani passport, you must return it immediately! :sl: -To the best of my knowledge, I'm not Pakistani. Maybe I am, somewhere in the vast recesses of my DNA.
  22. Random Incoherence

    I did my mile run today. Alhamdulliah it was a lot easier this time around, though I feel a tad bit sleepy. My only complaint is that there was gull droppings all over our track! I wonder how they're going to clean that up. It will definitely be an arduous task.
  23. Word Post

    In this post, post some challenging words. It's a great way to expand your vocabulary :j: . Hopefully you're not word-o-phobic :sl: [thats not a word by the way :sl: ]. Rules: 1. The word MUST be in the English dictionary. 2. The word MUST be spelt correctly. 3. The word MUST be accompanied by a definition. [Your own definition, synonyms, or an actual dictionary definition will suffice] 4. Each word MUST be on a seperate line. 5. You MUST use this format: Bolded word, space, dash, space, then the definition. [Example on the next line] Anthropomorphism - the attribution of a human form, human characteristics, or human behavior
  24. Religion has been whittled down to an item; whatever significance it may have, it's just another opportunity to make a miserable profit out of it. Respect is something that is not well appreciated either; it just doesn't sell as well as a distasteful joke. This is the world that we live in. Arrogance is bliss and knowledge is just another way of making money to propagate that arrogance. I believe that the church is being too lenient. They should DEMAND an apology to set an example for such arrogance. The Muslims and Jews also have a right to demand an apology.
  25. Word Post

    Rambunctious - noisy, very active, and hard to control, usually as a result of excitement or youthful energy
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