By Ade Agis
Hello everyone. The muslim forum I used to write at has been closed so I moved ^^
I am in a doubtful situation: I've been almost 2 years looking for a job, possibly according to my studies, which I came to finish with heavy efforts (terrible student). I was not able (neither I've been now) to find anything out of them, till now. In the middle of these 2 years I became muslim, I was able to generously pray the mandatory ones (and even more) till I found a job which didn't required experience and which also made my studies worthy (a diamond ore, we could say). The thing is, while my mother forbade me to go to Masjids (she's afraid of the Umma, generally and despises the religion) she also forbade me to reveal that I am muslim. She's toughly serious with this... meanwhile, I've been losing Dhuhr and Asr (I recovered them with 2+2+2+2 rakats after maghrib every time I came back home) since I started.
I made tayammum sometimes, and mumbled silently while working, also praying back at home. But I don't really know how this works, if I am doing something wrong, besides it could be dangerous for me to reveal my religion, and if I lost the job cause of this my parents could really take their favours away from me... and it may also become impossible to get another job (knowing how much I took to find this one) or finding another one just to have the same problem...
The thing is I prayed there (moving my mouth in a very stealthy way), without postures, while working. ¿Could it count? I need to travel by car to my workplace so I made the traveler's prayer, when Dhuhr and Asr. But it felt so poor...
The second thing is that the items I make (in a halal way) are used to haram issues (wine bottles, bank furnitures, parts of gambling items/machines, its kinda one of those things...)
Leaving the job would be a major risk (I, and a loss of time and money and a motive of agitation to me), telling what I am, too.
When Ramadan comes I could have a way to hide it, (and perform at least Dhuhr's one) properly but I am nuts about it at this moment... when passed a year or two I may also leave the job (cause I need the experience years to find another one, similar but with no haram things around), but feeling unsecure about where I shall fall. I want to know how to compensate this before the God, how much trouble i am getting to myself. And about Jumuah prayer, well... my parents forbade me to go to any Masjid, with such severity in their manners about it, specially my mother.
Brothers and sisters, a few days ago, I have discovered multiple mathematical patterns in surah Baqarah. I have even unraveled the meaning of the mysterious letters at the beginning of the chapter "alm". Before continuing to read this post though, I recommend you learn about the number 19 and it's importance in the Quran if you don't know about it already.
Frequency of The Letters "ALM" in Surah Baqarah
The frequency of the letters "alif, lam, meem" are very important in understanding the mathematical patterns in this chapter.
Alif (أ): Appears in all 286 verses
Lam (ل): Appears in all 286 verses
Meem (م): Appears in 283 verses
The Miraclous Math
If we were to add the three numbers listed above (286 + 286 + 283), we will come to a sum of 855.
855 is a multiple of 19 (19 x 45).
But I'm not done.
855 / 19 = 45.
The sum of all the digits (2 + 8 + 6 + 2 + 8 + 6 + 2 + 8 + 3) in 286;286;283 is... 45.
Still not done.
If we were to concatenate the three numbers in the order they already are, we would get 286,286,283. We need to add the number 2 to the beginning though as an identifier for surah Baqarah (second chapter in Quran). The final number is 2,286,286,283.
That number, is indeed a multiple of 19 (2,286,286,283 / 19 = 120,330,857).
And 120330857 is also a multiple of 19 (120330857 / 19 = 6,333,203).
The Quran is the word of God. Nobody could recite such perfection.
By Brother Alex (Dallas, TX)
1. Practice Islam as much as you can
“He who loves my Sunnah has loved me, and he who loves me will be with me in Paradise.”
-The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Tirmidhi)
As a new Muslim, you will have trouble keeping up with prayers every day, fasting during Ramadan, and the many other practices in this religion. The struggle that we face, with such a radical change in lifestyle, is difficult and will take some time. Awkward moments are bound to happen, don’t fret. You are not expected to wake up at 4am every morning to pray tahajjud (extra night prayers). If you have problems with certain practices, then gradually work yourself into the mindset of worship. A counselor once told me when I was young, “How do you eat an elephant? Just One bite at a time.” Think of it as one step at a time. Pray to Allah (swt) and ask for Him to make it easy for you and the rest will come naturally.
Keeping up with your devotional practices is something that will strengthen your faith immensely. Read the Qur’an whenever possible. Find a collection of hadith, such as Riyadh us-Saliheen, and read it often. You will start to feel a connection to Allah (swt) and you will become used to Islam as a religion and way of life.
Hello, Muslim brothers, Sisters,
I am a 15 year old boy, I have seen in the recent years, Islam is losing its followers. Day by day, I lose my faith. I DONT WANT TO. I LOVE Islam, It has taught me respect, love, everything. I am sorry to say, but my mother is a very strong person, but now muslim women are so WEAK, Litterally. Not being able to accept some beatings from the husbands. It HAPPENS, in a couple of years relations DO get better. My mother and father are strict in religion and studies. Thats what i love about them the most, but I am doing very bad things. I will not post it hear, I Just want to let you Muslims know, Your not the only sinners, and now if we do NOT follow our religion, bad times are coming, we will now eventually hear this,
"ALCOHOL IS NOT HARAM, ONLY IF YOU GET DRUNK!!?"
"WHAT? SEX IS NOT HARAM, JUST ACT LIKE HE'S YOUR HUSBAND!"
"DUDE DON'T WORRY, THIS DRUG IS TOTALLY HALAL. YOU WON'T DIE, IT'S ONLY COCAINE."
Now looking through the forums, the Sheihks, or answers, are also wrong to the people. When we say it is Sunnah to pray your sunnah rakats, I have heard people say,
" OH NO ITS NOT FARD, JUST IF YOU WANT TO."
Well then answer this question, how are you muslim, if you said Muhammad SWT is your Main Prophet, and Allah is your god, but you don't follow what they say.
I'm not saying I am the best Muslim. I'm just saying, OPEN your hears to what you DONT WANT TO HEAR.
"Is music haram?"
NO TO: "No it's only haram if it says bad things, Its ok if it has instruments..."
YES TO: " Yes, only nasheeds are permitted."
This coming from a young adult should mean something.
My mother has gone though a lot since her miscarriage. My dad became very abusive, and he rarely trusted her. Now she has 4 Children, a house, and NOW a loving husband. NO MATTER WHAT NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR FIRST HUSBAND, EVEN IF HE ABUSES YOU. you will ruin your babies life if you had one.
Muhammad Ali Jamal Khan
- Best wishes