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  1. :sl: warahmatullaahi wabarakatuh,


    I'm planning on attending an Islamic University,


    May Allaah make it easy on you, Aameen.


    Are there accommodations for students who come from other countries?


    I don't know if the Jaami'a actually has specific places accomodated for foreign students. The students I know all live near by or live with other students but the accomodation is not provided by the jaami'at.


    Do they teach in English?


    In short no. To do certain courses there is a requirement, e.g that you have completed their version of 6th form (last two years before University) or the last year atleast. All classes are taught in arabic and therefore I would recommend that you firstly go to an arabic institute and get a good grip in arabic. A year is more than sufficient and you can then ask what courses you're allowed to enter. Note that if you want to do the Shari'ah program for example, you have to have qualification from Masr and you have to go through various examination. From reciting ahadeeth to Qur'aan and knowing the basic and so forth.


    How much does it cost?


    The last time I checked, it doesn't cost. Its free. However, because it is free, you find that there are students who are just there bila ma3'na and they do not benefit but waste their time. You can ask for private tuition but likewise you can equally benefit from studying their under the free education. It depends on your motivation. The teachers are there to teach.


    If a female wants to study there, does she have to have a mahram with her?


    Like sister Ummammaar, no, but it helps to have someone, even if it is a group of sisters.


    Wallaahu'3llaam. My knowledge is based on what I know from 2006-2007, things may have changed now.


    I hope that was beneficial.



  2. :sl: warahamatullaahi wabarakatuh,


    I find it completely bewilding to hear that yet more Masjids are being built. It is not so much the level of Masjid being built i'm complaining about, rather its the amount of money being invested in these Masjids. There are already numerous Masjids, which tend to be empty most of the time subhanallaah. Should we not be investing all these money for a better cause? help the orphan? the needy? or is it all about lavish places. May Allaah guide us to the straight path.

  3. :sl: warahmatullaahi wabarakatuh,


    I'd like to see Allaah, the prophets, scholars, umm al-mumineen and the pious believers Inshallaah.


    "In Paradise there are dwellings whose inside can be seen from the outside,and the outside can be seen from inside. Allâh [swt] has prepared them for those who feed the hungry, and speak softly and gently, fast continuously and pray at night whilst the people are asleep." [sahîh al-Jâmi' as-Saghîr, 2/220, no. 2119]



    "and beautiful mansions in Gardens of everlasting bliss" [9:72]



    In some places in the Qur'ân, Allâh (swt) described these dwellings as ghurafât [chambers or dwellings]:



    "and they will reside in the high dwellings [Paradise] in peace and security." [34:37]



    The reward for the slaves of the all-Merciful will be:



    "Those will be rewarded with the highest place [in Paradise] because of their patience. Therein they shall be met with greetings and the word of peace and respect" [25:75]

  4. :)


    Define normal then sis?




    Taking every opportunity to embrass you, also making sure they make you feel like a red tomato at any given time :sl:


    Hey CE, omg same here except my family embarrass me with videos of when i was a baby- omg i can't believe the frocks i used to wear
    I know, it is really mean! and they remind you of all the naughty things you did. So to make myself look better I always go, 'a###### that was such a cute thing for me to do'. They get annoyed :sl:


    both brits and canadians are seein some sun today


    At least the canadians get snow, the last we got snow was like 5 years ago. And then schools and everything had to be shut :j: best day!

  5. :)



    random:I gotta find my baby pictures,dying to see how my eyes look in them,I'm going on a hunt to find baby pictures of me,lol.




    I don't know if you have a normal household but in my family, baby photo are the source of all embrassing-ness (Is that even a word? :sl: ). I practically hide all my baby photos, I hate when relatives come up to you and say how beautiful you were as a child then start inquiring about Marriage :sl: .


    Random: It is really cold and its not even fair how there is not even a droplet of snow, I kid you not my fellow brothers and sister :j:

  6. :)



    Pinky: Gee, Brain what are we going to do tonight?

    Brain: What we do everynight pinky, try and take over the world :sl:


    and the song went something like...'....one is a genius the other is insane...' :j:


    Tom and Jerry were good but it was quite annoying at how dim Tom was, why did Jerry always have to win?! :sl: Discrimination I say! :)

  7. :D


    Oooooo my nephew Azan is obsessed with finding nemo!!! :sl: :j:







    You will find grown ups trying to find nemo :) , no names mentioned for my own safety of course :sl: .


    Man someone jogged my memory about pinky and the brain, anyone remember that genius programme? Lab rats thinking BIG! That is what the world is missing these days! B)

  8. :sl: warahmatullah,


    Mashallah that is really good! Very clear and to the point yet the message is expressed with such sincerity subhanallah.


    A belated Eid Mubarak by the way!

  9. I've got nothing against Homosexuals and Lesbians. So can someone explain clearly what the problem is. They are human beings, doing stuff privately in their own home. However i agree in Western culture that a tend to date young is occuring, and that it may be wrong for people to choose their sexuality in their teens and pre-teens because they don't know their sexuality yet. But if they decide to be Homosexuals and lesbians, why don't you let them??





    The matter of: "If its not harming you what business of yours is it?" tends to rise in matters concerning homesexuality. As llogical said it so comically and to the point

    a BIG NO NO for all Abrahaimic religions.


    Its strange that while you state there be no problem in letting people indulge in homosexuality that it is not quite alright for people to choose their sexuality at a younger age. Again people will say why poke your nose in something that doesn't concern you?


    Just because something doesn't harm us directly does not automatically mean it should be accepted.


    The creator commanded us not to practise such thing and as creation it is our duty to follow the command. We were created for a purpose and God knows us better than we know ourselves. Although most of the time us humans have a tendensy to delude ourselves that we know it all.


    If homosexuality is seen as acceptable now then what? Does one not question as to why male and male or vice versa can't have children naturally? even for those who don't adhere to a religion, why did nature only design so that male and female can reproduce?


    Furthermore the case of homosexuality and lesbianism is sadly no longer just kept to the privacy of their homes.

  10. I have heard that Al Azhar University in Cairo has lost some of it's respectibility and prestige. Are there still good teachers and ulama there that teach pure Islam?


    Are there many good, practicing Muslims in Cairo?



    :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,


    No that is not the case, they still have a high reputation for their teachings, people have this misconception about wrong things being taught in Azhar university about Islam which is not true. I myself had waswas until visiting the place and looking at what is taught. Alhamdulillah, Islam is as it has always been and there are numerous teachers and ulama who teach there.


    Azhar also teaches medicine etc and in that field it lacks in comparison to other universities such as Aaynu shams and Cairo.


    As for your second question, yes there are practising muslims although i would have liked the percentage to be higher than i see it. Having said that Allah knows about the hearts of mankind.


    yea i've heard that beard is banned in egypt, & if women work they arnt allowed to wear their hijaab!!


    something to do with the president there


    No, wearing the hijaab is not banned nor is having a beard banned. Also women are allowed to work with hijaab.



    Generally, is there alot of bid'ah in Cairo or do you find most people following and practicing pure Islam?


    I have not seen any bid'ah



  11. That was a such a disappointing match, although we are in the lead of Group B, that was defo not a good start to the World Cup. Lets hope thursday's match against Trinidad is an improvement.


    :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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    Alright the BBC one, it offers diff options, you click on which one you want.


    Crespo and Drogba are playing against each other, Ah chelsea team mates....


    Go on Ivory, no offence Crespo.



  13. :D wr


    I dont get the first hadith, care to explain Sis?


    :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh


    All it means is that there is no one amongst the creation of insan that does not have a partner whom is a jinn, although we can't see them they are there. They can cause harm but majority of the time they do not bother us (humans).


    Hope that makes sense :D

  14. :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,



    My mother feeds the cat before me!


    He only eats chicken breasts, smoked turkey breast, fish, shrimp, canned tuna, and his favorite snacks are potato chips & popcorn. But, I love him to death :)




    On the topic of cats, my sister used to have a cat (well several actually), my brother hated them simply because once one of them ate his bird :D. anyhow every eid she used to insist that the cats should have henna on their paws O_o




    "Artichokes ... are just plain annoying ... After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual 'food' out of eating an artichoke as you would rom licking thirty or forty postage stamps. Have the shrimp ####tail instead." -- Miss Piggy


    "The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found." --Sam Levinson


    "This recipe is certainly silly. It says to separate two eggs, but it doesn't say how far to separate them." -- Gracie Allen


    "I've been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I've lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet." -- Erma Bombeck


    "I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet, so he gave me pep pills. Know what happened? I ate faster." -- Joe E. Lewis


    "I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead -- not sick, not wounded -- dead." -- Woody Allen


    "Food is an important part of a balanced diet." -- Fran Lebowitz


    "Health food makes me sick." -- Calvin Trillin


    "Watermelon -- it's a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face." -- Enrico Caruso


    "Old people shouldn't eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get." -- Robert Orben

  15. :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,


    I'm trying to find some info on good university for the field i want to go into. I would like to do either optometry or become an eye surgeon, not set on which one yet.


    I've looked at few unis which are good, namingly UCL, King's college, Queen mary and Uni of manchester. I hear manchester is really good but i'm not sure if i'm willing to move up north :D


    Also i'm kinda confused about eye surgery, some one said you do medicine then specialise, someone else said you just do the course straight on for 5 yrs?? Does anyone know anything about this?


    Any feedback would really be appreciated.


    Jizakallah khair in advance

  16. :D


    Ah, Shukran Hasib, Amazon has only got season one though.


    And mabrook on your results, it’s your final yr right?


    I’ll order sea food next time we go to a Chinese restaurant, better be worth it.


    Abu ubaydah, words of advice, don’t slack and not revise, you’re really going to regret it, Trust me. Either way May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) make it easy on you.


    Also I am told goat stomach tastes lovely.

  17. :D


    US peeps, do you know if the new season of Prison break is out on DVD there?


    Sea weed tastes nice apparently.


    Badger phone rocks!


    I hope all of you doing tests pass with flying colours inshallah :D.

  18. 15 grand?! Blimey, may Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) protect us.


    I haven’t heard of any masjid being vandalized here but our local masjid once received a ‘present’. Some one went out of their way to buy a pig’s head and plaster it on the masjid front door :D


    Ya rabb, ehdeena siratul mustaqeem


    :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

  19. I’m also going there, should be good. As for any info, this site is really good, its got practically all the questions you could possibly think of.


    (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.ask-aladdin(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/whattovisit1.htm"]Egypt[/url]


    Hope that helps your friend....


    :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh :D

  20. :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,


    I mean consider someone who is born in a Muslim household but realizes that he doesn’t believe in Islam and would rather want to be a Jew. Then, if he converts, should he be killed?



    I asked a scholar about your query and his reply was:

    If he didn't believe in Islam and he never applied it then he's not a Muslim so you can't say he left Islam!

    But if he believed and then he disbelieved then yes the punishment should be applied.


    I hope that has shed some light to your question.