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.
Assalamu' Alaykum Muslim brothers and sisters.
My sister and I live with my mother in Kuwait, I started university 2 years ago and when I came home this year during summer break in July I found that my sister had been talking to a boy on Instagram who was sending her heart shapes and inappropriate material via her private chat. I confronted my sister about it and she told me that he was just a friend from school and that I didn't need to worry about him, she begged me not to tell our mother and I said I'll think about it. I, of course, had to tell my mother about it, later on in the day, but made her promise beforehand not to do anything irrational before I got to the bottom of it and she left the matter in my hands. I told my sister the day after to stop talking to the boy at once and to un-follow and block him, she agreed to the former part not talking to him but she didn't want to un-follow him because he was her friend and he would probably be sad if she did, and so out of compassion I let her. Two months later in September, she started her university education in Canada, when I went to her university once I asked for her password so I can have access to the internet and so she sent it to me. Today (December) I was scrolling through Facebook and found that she'd made an account even though she always said she despised Facebook, I went through her friends list and found that the boy whom I told her to stop talking to had become friends with her, I scrolled through her page even further and found that it's only been 2 months since she made her Facebook. The thought occurred to me that she didn't hold her end of the bargain and so I decided to try her e-mail and password combination on Facebook and it worked. I went through her messages and found that she was still talking to the boy, not only that, but she once texted one of her boy friends that she met in college: "If you meet my brother please don't tell him that I drink and hug boys because he's gonna kill me if he finds out." Please I need help, I want to tell my mother but I don't want to ruin her education or our relationship. Me and my sister are practically best friends so if I do this she will probably detest me for the rest of her life.
Thank you for reading,,,
As-salamu alaykum (السلام عليكم)
I want to strat this topic as a poll if so be it. To all of my brothers and sisters of Islam in Indonesia. I want to start to say that I am a REvert to Islam for more than 20 years, and I have moved to Indonesia to live as I was led to believe that it is a very Islamic country (we will talk that later) but I see that there is a piece of clothing here only worn by the Musliminah of Indonesia woman called a "mukena" and at first was confused, but later came to realize that in my opinion it is a cultural thing and not an Islamic thing.
Now my question that I pose here is what do you think of this garment, as far as I am concerned I have told my wife she does not have to wear this if she is wearing the appropriate attire that is required of a Musliminah. If a woman is true to her hijjab then she is ok to pray in front of Allah.
I find that the "mukena" allows a woman to feel she does not have to wear the hijjab as she will go to the masjid to pray then dawn the "mukena" and be safe to pray. Then go outside in her western attire and be ok with that. It is a sad state that the people here feel this way.
Indonesia might have the QUANTITY Muslim population, but they have the QUALITY of Muslims.
Again I am sorry, but if I am wrong please tell me I am wrong.
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