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  1. Sister In Islam

    Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakatuhu I was just browsing online when I cam across this website and thought it would be a good idea to sign up as I feel everyday I'm learning something new about Islam and this way Insha-Allah I can learn something about Islam I may not know from this large community and you may (Insha-Allah) learn something from me. Hmmm... about me.. My name is Alleena and Im 22yrs old born and bred in London, Uk... my origin is Pakistani. Studying Psychology at the moment. Even though Allhumdalillah I have been a Muslim all my life I feel I have been ignorant towards my religion (may Allah swt forgive me) and never took the time to appreciate it. So my main goal is to Insha-Allah learn and practice Islam to the best that I can everyday so that Allah swt is happy with me and I get a place in Jannat. I look forward to reading and adding my input into the forums. Jazak Allah Khair for reading. W'Salaam Alleena
  2. Looking To Learn Arabic?

    Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Brother, Arabic can differ depending on what Arab country you come from. Fusha Arabic is also known as classical arabic which is usually used to understand the Quran. I also found this information for you. Insha-Allah hope it helps you... W'salaam Classical Arabic Classical Arabic is also sometimes referred to as ‘Fusha’ in Arabic. The Quran was revealed in Classical Arabic, which is the main reason why the language has preserved its purity throughout the centuries. Throughout Islamic history Classical Arabic has been the language of royal and princely courts, the bureaucracy and the learned. Thus for a student to understand the Quran, books of Hadith, classical works by various Scholars and appreciate classical poetry, he must understand Classical Arabic. Most Muslims would also like to be able to communicate with Arabic speaking brothers and sisters. In such circumstances, Classical Arabic is not a sufficient means of modern-day communication. Though it is undoubtedly the most beautiful, special language in the world, the fact is that people just don't walk around speaking Classical Arabic. Doing so would be the equivalent of 21st century Americans chit-chatting in Shakespearean English. It is our hope that we change the current attitude towards Classical Arabic, and revive the language to its previous lofty status; a unifying factor between Muslims and the single means of communication in our every day lives. May Allah (swt) unite the Muslims and give us the understanding of His Deen. Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), as its name indicates, is the modern counterpart of Classical Arabic. The main difference between MSA and Classical Arabic lies in the vocabulary. MSA reflects the needs of contemporary expression whereas Classical Arabic reflects the needs of older styles. Most Universities and Language Institutes focus their studies on Modern Standard Arabic. MSA is a good alternative to Classical Arabic. Somebody who studies MSA formally can expect to get a good overview of the Arabic language, as it is used in well-educated circles. He will also learn to read and write. These basic skills make an excellent bench mark to further your studies in either Classical Arabic or one of the many Arabic dialects. Note: Just like Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is also refered to as ‘Fusha’ in Arabic. Colloquial Arabic Colloquial Arabic, sometimes referred to in Arabic as the ‘lahja’, or ‘amiya’ is a collection of languages all of which share some of their features with Classical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic. Colloquial Arabic is the spoken Arabic used by Arabs in their every day lives. Unlike modern standard Arabic that is uniform in all Arab countries, colloquial Arabic is subject to regional variation, not only between different countries, but also within regions in the same country. Phonetic variation of Colloquial Arabic 'Qaaf' changes widely from variety to variety. In Bedouin dialects from Mauritania to Saudi Arabia, it is pronounced 'g', as in most of Iraq. In the Levant and Egypt (except in Upper Egypt (the Sa'id) where it is influenced by that of Arabia), as well as Malta and some North African towns such as Tlemcen, it is pronounced as a glottal stop, apart from rural Palestine where it becomes emphatic 'k'. In the Gulf, it becomes 'j' in many words, and is 'g' otherwise. Elsewhere, it is usually realized as uvular 'q'. 'Jiim' too varies widely. In some Arabian Bedouin dialects, and parts of the Sudan, it is still realized as the medieval Persian linguist Sibawayh described it, as a palatalized 'gy'. In Egypt and Yemen, it is a plain 'g'. In most of North Africa and the Levant, it is 'zh', apart from Algeria. In the Gulf and Iraq, it often becomes 'y'. Elsewhere, it is usually like English 'j'. 'Kaaf' often becomes 'ch' in the Gulf, Iraq and in some Bedouin dialects. In a very few Moroccan varieties, it affricates to 'ksh'. Elsewhere, it remains 'k'. 'Raa' is pronounced like French 'R' in a few areas: Mosul, for instance, and the Jewish variety in Algiers. In much of the Maghreb, a phonemic distinction has emerged between plain and emphatic 'r', thanks to the merging of short vowels. 'Thaa', 'Dhaal' become 's', 'z' in the Levant, and 't', 'd' in much of Egypt and North Africa. In one Arabic-speaking town in Turkey, they become 'f', 'v'. Website for further info: you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetstudy-arabic.info/index.php
  3. Sister In Islam

    lool thanks, glad to have found so many brothers and sisters aswel!! Thanks everyone for making me feel welcome! Salaam
  4. What American Accent Do You Have?

    The Northeast!!! Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak. So does this mean if I moved to America people would think Im from the above cities...??? :sl: Maybe not!!
  5. Islamic Values

    Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Jazak Allah Khair for posting this brother Ahmad199 for posting this. Its good to learn what we didn't know and also be reminded of the values as a Muslim we should have. May Allah (swt) be pleased with us all and give us a place in Jannat Firdous. Ameen
  6. How Many Of You Would....

    Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakatuhu Marry someone who has engaged in sexual activities: I put yes and I agree with what the sister quoted above has said. As much as I would prefer my partner to have not engaged in sexual activities... if they have repented to Allah (swt) then that is between him and Allah (swt) and if he is now following the right path then Allhumdalillah thats fine with me. Would you marry someone with children from another relationship: I put depends. As I feel I’m still young (my mum disagrees, lol) I would like to have some time with my husband but it would depend on the whole situation and maybe if I was a bit older. Marry someone who has been married before: Again I put depends. I think it would depend on the reason. But having said all this Allah (swt) knows best. All I pray for is that Allah (swt) has written (Insha-Allah) a good Muslim who is knowledgeable and practicing in Islam for me and all my brothers and sisters. Ameen. Also as my brothers and sisters have already said i totally agree that Ishtikhara is the way to go. Jazak Allah Khair for reading Walakym Salaam Alleena
  7. Assalamu Alaikum

    Asalaam Alaikum sister Keekee, I don't really know about the personal photo, but there is a forum to post questions to the moderators about anything you dont know!!! But I hope this benefits you (Insha-Allah), I just signed up recently and I am loving it and am educating myself about Islam everyday Allhumdalillah. Hope to see you around Inshallah!! Alleena xxx
  8. Random Incoherence

    Thanks brother, I'll try that today !! :sl:
  9. Random Incoherence

    Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakatuhu Allhumdalillah I'm fine... hows everyone else?? Random thought: It's 2:47am and I cant sleep... I think Im an insomniac... :sl: Everyone in my house is asleep.. Its pin drop silence.... any tips for me to be able to go to sleep...?? Jazak Allah Khair W'salaam
  10. Talibaan Declare A State Within Pakistan

    looool...loving that answer!!! Must have taken you a long time to think of that one!!! :sl: W'salaam
  11. Talibaan Declare A State Within Pakistan

    Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakatuhu Pashtunkhwa Wow Pashtunkhwa so much hate for the Pakistani's... But isn't it ignorant of you to be directing this at all Pakistani people?? Also Islam is a religion of peace, why are we Muslims arguing and fighting against our own brothers and sisters. I believe it would be more ideal if we voiced our opinions about the wrong doings in unity without attacking eachother. W'salaam
  12. Talibaan Declare A State Within Pakistan

    Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakatuhu Pashtunkhwa Wow Pashtunkhwa so much hate for the Pakistani's... But isn't it ignorant of you to be directing this at all Pakistani people?? Also Islam is a religion of peace, why are we Muslims arguing and fighting against our own brothers and sisters. I believe it would be more ideal if we voiced our opinions about the wrong doings in unity without attacking eachother.
  13. How Pakistani Are You?

    Congratulations you get the award for being the most non-pakistani!!! lool... cherish it!! :sl:
  14. Women Only Subways In S.korea To Prevent ....

    Thats what we need in London!!! Rush hour in central London is really bad, you cant even breathe on the carriage... I try to take the bus now!!!!
  15. How Pakistani Are You?

    Oh wow... im 54%... Im apprantley in the ranks of real pakistani... never thought I was... but atleat my parents will be proud!!! lol
  16. Random Incoherence

    ohhh no.. Im new to this.. and I was really enjoying reading everyone's randomness... I hope it still keeps going... Random thought: Why does England have to be cold all the time... even when its supposed to be summer!!!! (Im having this random thought for a reason, im COLD, even with the central heating on)!!!
  17. Sister In Islam

    Jazak Allah Khair to everyone for their kind words, am already feeling part of the community. Hope to get to know everyone much better (InshaAllah).
  18. Carrying Quran Around

    Assalamu Alaykum How about carrying around general books about Islam that may have quotes from the Quran in them. When im on the tube or bus I like reading but this means that throughtout the day I would carry my books in my bag when im at uni and then what if I need to go to the toilets?? Would you not take the bag in, or can you leave it near the sink but not take it in the cubicle? I personally avoid taking it but after reading this post thought it would be a good idea to actually ask about it. Jazak Allah Khair. Alleena