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    • By Yusuf Smith
      As-Salaamu 'alaikum everyone,
      Yesterday I found myself in Slough in the evening and I went to a HMC restaurant near central Slough for, I hoped, maybe a biryani or something. I asked if they'd give me a jug of water and was told they wouldn't. They would only sell me a large or a small bottle of Evian. Their excuse was that the water quality wasn't good enough in the area. I said I didn't believe him, that this was the only place I'd ever heard this nonsense. (Think about it: if the water quality wasn't good enough to drink, it's not good enough to cook rice in either. I doubt they use mineral water for that.) He basically told me the door was over there and to "jog on". I did.
      So, I then went to another restaurant in Slough and asked for a bottle of plain water. In other branches of the same chain, they will happily give you a bottle of tap water but here, they told me the same story about the water quality and that restaurant staff won't drink local tap water either. They gave me a bottle of mineral water "on the house", though I didn't drink it as I didn't like taking for free something that costs money and I ordered another drink which was enough to go with the food. The drink had ice in it, which I presume was made from tap water. I haven't got sick yet, alhamdu lillah.
      Is anyone from Slough on this? Do you drink the water from your kitchen tap? Perhaps you filter it, but what about the water you cook rice or pasta in? I can't believe there are whole places in England where the water is not safe to drink, yet you only find out when you ask for a jug of water in a restaurant. It's not even national news. I live in south-west London and have only heard about this in restaurants. Think of how we heard about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. If you follow enough Americans on Twitter you'll have heard about it.
      (By the way, boiling water doesn't make hard water soft. It kills germs but increases the mineral content of the water, because water -- H2O -- boils off but the minerals don't. If germs were the issue, it would be a huge scandal as people would be getting ill.)
      But also, why Evian? Why are they selling French mineral water? Do they not know how the French treat Muslims? They treat us like dirt, especially our sisters. We shouldn't be buying luxury items like mineral water from them, or selling it. If they have to sell mineral water, at least get something from a respectable source. We have British mineral water like Brecon Carreg and Harrogate.
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    • By Aisha Muhamm
      Estatus legal del rezo grupal:
      La Shari’a prescribió el rezo en grupo a los hombres capaces de hacerlo y les advirtió de no abandonarlo. El Profeta, la paz y las bendiciones de Al-lah sean con él, incluso tuvo intenciones de quemar a los que no asistían al rezo en la mezquita o se negó a darle permiso de faltar al rezo grupal a un ciego. Las pruebas de esto son:
      Al-lah dice en el Corán respecto al rezo en situaciones de temor:{Cuando estés con ellos [¡Oh, Muhammad!] y dirijas la oración, que un grupo permanezca de pie tomando las armas} [Corán 4:102]
      Aquí vemos cómo Al-lah prescribió el rezo grupal aún en situaciones de temor y viaje, así que en situaciones de tranquilidad y estabilidad es más fuerte la orden.
      El hadiz de Abu Huraira, Al-lah esté complacido con él,en el que el Mensajero de Al-lah, la paz y las bendiciones de Al-lah sean con él, dice: “Los rezos más pesados para los hipócritas son los rezos del ‘Isha’ y del Fayer. Si supieran las virtudes que tienen asistirían aunque sea a gatas [ A gatas; arrastrándose ]. Tuve intención de ordenar que se pronuncie el iqama y poner a un hombre que dirija el rezo; luego partir con hombres que porten leña hacia una gente que no asiste al rezo y quemarles sus casas con ellos dentro” [ Muttafaq ‘alaih ] .
      El Profeta, la paz y las bendiciones de Al-lah sean con él, no tendría intenciones de quemar a los que se ausentan del rezo grupal si este rezo no fuese obligatorio. Así también no se describiría como hipócritas a los que faltan al rezo grupal si este no fuese obligatorio.
      El hadiz del ciego que le pidió al Profeta, la paz y las bendiciones de Al-lah sean con él, permiso para rezar en su casa pues no tenía quien le guíe hasta la mezquita. El Profeta, la paz y las bendiciones de Al-lah sean con él, le dijo: “¿Oyes el llamado?”, y él le dijo: “SÍ”; entonces el Profeta, la paz y las bendiciones de Al-lah sean con él, le dijo: “Responde entonces” [ Lo citó Muslim ].
      Se ha confirmado que ibn Mas’ud, Al-lah esté complacido con él,dijo: “A quien le guste encontrarse con Al-lah mañana como musulmán que cuide de estos rezos cuando se les llama. Al-lah prescribió a su profeta las sunnas de la guía y estos rezos son parte de ellas. Si ustedes rezan en sus casas como lo hace este omiso pues estarían abandonando la Sunna de su Profeta; y si dejan la sunna de su profeta se pierden. Todo hombre que se purifica bien para luego dirigirse a una de estas mezquitas,Al-lah le registra una buena obra por cada paso que da y le eleva por él un grado, y le borra un pecado. Y hemos visto que sólo se falta a estos rezos el hipócrita de hipocresía conocida y hemos visto hombres (enfermos) que venían a rezar a la mezquita cargados entre otros dos hombres” [ Lo citó Muslim ].
       
      La sabiduría del rezo grupal 
       1_Relacionamiento entre hermanos en la fe y acercamiento entre los creyentes, estrechando los lazos de hermandad y cariño entre ellos que son vitales para que la fe sea real, pues no hay camino a la fe y al paraíso sino por el amor en Al-lah.
      2-Salvedad del creyente ante la hipocresía y el infierno para quien alcanza takbirat al ihram por cuarenta días seguidos; Anas, Al-lah esté complacido con él, relató que el Mensajero de Al-lah, la paz y las bendiciones de Al-lah sean con él, dijo: “quien reza por Al-lah cuarenta días seguidos alcanzando siempre la primera takbira se le registran dos salvaciones: salvación del fuego y salvación de la hipocresía” [ Lo citó At-Tirmidhi ].
       
      3_Unión de los musulmanes, enlazando sus corazones alrededor de las buenas obras y la rectitud.
      4-Solidaridad entre los musulmanes y cooperación entre ellos.
      5-Exposición de los ritos religiosos y su magnitud.
      6-Creación de sentimientos comunes de amor entre los creyentes, pues en una sola línea se juntan blancos y negros, árabes y no árabes, grandes y pequeños, ricos y pobres, lado a lado en la misma mezquita, detrás de un mismo imam al mismo tiempo dirigiéndose todos en una misma dirección (la qibla).
      7-Que los enemigos de Al-lah sepan que el Islam aún tiene fuerza e influencia sobre los musulmanes que lo practican.
      8-Expiación de los pecados y elevación de grados. Abu Huraira, Al-lah esté complacido con él, relató que el Mensajero de Al-lah, la paz y las bendiciones de Al-lah sean con él, dijo : “¿les indico algo con lo que Al-lah borra los pecados y eleva los grados? Le dijeron: ¡claro que sí Mensajero de Al-lah! Dijo: hacer bien el wudu’ en situaciones difíciles, frecuentar las mezquitas, esperar de un rezo a otro; ese es el ribat” [ Lo citó Muslim ].
      9-El rezo grupal es veintisiete veces mejor que el rezo en solitario. ‘Abdul-lahi ibn ‘Omar, Al-lah esté complacido con él, relató que el Mensajero de Al-lah, la paz y las bendiciones de Al-lah sean con él, dijo: “el rezo grupal es mejor que el rezo en solitario por veintisiete grados” [ Lo citó Al Bujari]
      Puedes veer un vídeo gráfico que explica todo sobre el asunto en este enlace :
      https://www.al-feqh.com/es/salat-ul-yama’ael-rezo-en-congregación
    • 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.
      thank you...
    • By happy spirit
      The prayer makes the intention in his heart to offer prayer, but it is not permissible to say this intention out loud, because that is an innovation: The Prophet (peace be upon him) has said that actions are by their intention, and there is but for each man that which he has intended.[ Source: Agreed upon.]
      source: https://www.al-feqh.com/en/description-of-salat-islamic-prayer
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