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About Imaan_

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  • Birthday 11/19/1992

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    Brooklyn, NY
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    I love writing & learning. I'm a typical teenage girl who loves being with her friends. I'm addicted to clothes and shopping :p I'm a big, huge peacemaker. I love peace and unity as one.<br /><br />I recently converted to Islam & I love being a Muslimah :D I try and read the Qur'an everyday. I am adjusting to living in an Islamic way. And everyone here at Gawaher has helped me alot :)
  1. Burqa And Niqab

    I'm sorry, but what exactly is wajib? Lol :sl: I have never heard of it. I figured they did, but the whole point is to cover. What if someone sees their face? Another male or something? I apologize, it is a dumb question. But I was just wondering! :sl:
  2. Burqa And Niqab

    Salaam :sl: This might be a very stupid question, but I was just wondering... I was looking at pictures of Islamic women in burqa and niqab, when I thought to myself: "How do they eat or drink?" So everyone, how do women dressed in burqa and niqab eat or drink in public? I'm sorry if this sounds like a dumb question! :sl:
  3. Name Change!

    And now, it is Imaan. I changed it to the name I chose to call myself (while with my Muslim friends and their families) at my shahada. :sl:
  4. Haram Jobs In Islam

    JazakAllah :sl: I appreciate your answer; it does help a lot. I'll look into it with my masjid, as well.
  5. Haram Jobs In Islam

    I am a nursing major. I'll be doing clinicals next year. InshaAllah, I'll be going to graduate school to specialize in neonatal ( working with and caring for infants :sl: ) During clinicals, there is something called rotation. I have to test each part of the medical field (in nursing) to get a taste of everything. Is being a nurse considered haraam since I would be touching a man/non-mahram for check-ups and others? And being alone with them in a room? I reall hope not :no: I really do admire & love the medical field.
  6. Salaam :sl: I reverted to Islam about a year and a half, two years back. Everyone has their speculations on Islam, but I am a very open-minded person. The more I looked into Islam, in depth and all, I found this religion to be the most peaceful of them all. It is absolutely fantastic. Sadly, due the the attacks on 9/11 and the war in Iraq, a majority of people believe Islam to be a religion of terrorism. My parents found out I reverted and it was a terrible experience to go through. My father believes that Islamic people have "brainwashed" me and that it's a cult. He believes that every Muslim person in the world is a terrorist. And I find that to be absolutely disgusting thing to say. It honestly breaks my heart. I do understand there are people out there who are radicals and do this. But, majority of Muslim people are completely 100% against it. I don't wear hijab and since my parents found out, I hide the fact I am a Muslim. Now, I have a few questions; how did you or do you face the racist comments? How do you answer these people? Or answer anyone who has false and terrible thoughts about Islam? Hijabis, do you feel you are more targeted for racist slurs since you wear the hijab? I know this is a very touchy subject, and I am sorry if it bothers some people. I do not wish to harm ANYONE by asking this. I simply wish to understand and learn how to answer these comments.
  7. Asalamalakum :sl: RAMADAN MUBARAK, EVERYONE! There is a Muslim family I am very, very close to and keep close to my heart. They are the sweetest, accepting, loving people I have ever met in my entire life. I went to their house many times during Ramadan to break fast. I want to give them a good Eid gift, for the whole family, but I wasn't sure of what. The father is a very knowledgeable man when it comes to Islam and he collects Qu'rans. All different types, all different translations from all over the world. For Eid, should I get the family a brand new Qu'ran? Is there another gift anyone has in mind to give to a whole family? Please share! Thank you and again, RAMADAN MUBARAK!
  8. If Prophet Muhammad Pbuh Were In Haiti !

    I agree completely. You are right. In my opinion, when it comes to natural disasters or any tragedy, most people forget about race - sexual orientation - religion or anything else that seperates us & comes together as one. Haiti needs us right now. They need the food, love, shelter, water and so many other things and not only us Muslims, but the people of the world have that and we must share.
  9. Asalamalakum :sl: I was just reading the Qur'an, and in Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 173, it states: He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits, then is he guiltless. For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Does this mean if there is no choice of food, but of swine -- one could eat it?
  10. [Fatwa]Pork & Wine In Foods?

    Salaam :sl: I have another question about pork and any meat from a pig. Is a Muslim even allowed to be around it? Like if cutting it up for a younger sibling, but not eating from that plate or fork? Or if it is being cooked in the same facility as you?
  11. Salaam :sl: I may be young, but one of my good friends was raised in a household of both religions: Christianity & Islam. Her mother was Christian, father was Muslim -- but her mother wasn't so religious. She grew up where Christmas & Eid was celebrated, where praying was a must and God was God AND Allah. As she got older, she grew accustomed to Islam more and already believed she was a Muslim. Her mother didn't stop her nor her sister from this. I'm 17, one year away from adulthood where my parents' can't make decisions for me any longer. Perhaps, when your daughter comes to see you & visit you -- she'll be Daddy's Girl and want to do everything daddy does: praying, fasting, going to the Masjid, etc. As she gets older, insha'Allah, she'll realize this is the way she wants to live her life. I hope your situation is handled in the best way possible not only for you, but for your family & your daughter. May Allah guide you through your struggles & make this burden easy on you.
  12. Non-muslims & Masjid?

    Salaam :sl: I am currently watching National Geographic. They have a special called "Inside The Qu'ran" and right now, they are focusing on hijab. While watching this, i was looking through a friend's pictures. She took a vacation for 2 weeks in Egypt and went to The Masjid & Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. Her and her family, the female members, weren't wearing hijab in the Masjid. I always thought that despite your religion, you should always cover your hair and body in a Masjid. She didn't do that. Should you cover even if you aren't Muslim? Is what she did wrong? How wrong?
  13. Help With Dua'a

    Asalamalakum, dear brothers & sisters :sl: Happy New Year to you all! I was reading the 99 Names of Allah, and I was curious -- it tells you "Say this 100 times, say that 1000 times in this time spand..." -- how do you know you've said this name 100 times or 1000 times? Do you keep a tally? Do you just know?
  14. Salaam, Amanda! :sl: Alhamdhulillah! Many, many congrats! I'm also a revert :sl: YAY! My friends did a surprise shahada party for me at the masjid. I had no idea I was going to say my shahada until I saw all my friends, their families and their friends there. I also received a lot of hugs & kisses from sisters. Tell me, wasn't it overjoying and wonderful?! I wanted to cry, I was so happy! Lol. It is a fantastic peaceful feeling. Your life in Islam will be great! I will make duaa for you! Once again, congrats, dear sister!
  15. asalamalakum :sl: i'd like to know if plastic surgery allowed in Islam? i'm asking because i had 3 surgeries as an infant. one at 10 days old, one at 2 months old and one at around a year old or so. the scars i have are not very nice looking. they are embarassing to me. since i am 17, almost 18, my parents have been telling me that i could get plastic surgery and make this scar disappear. i'm not getting surgery to look prettier, make myself look better to the public eye or anything of that. its for myself.