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ALI

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#2 Dec 28, 2008
Yirmi Dokuz wrote:
29 — Madina, Makkah, Masjid, Marwa...
— ISLAMIC H0LY PLACES —
— MAKKAH —
Makkah, city in western Saudi Arabia, located in the Al Hijaz region, near Jiddah. The Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, holds the holiest mosque of Muslims, the Kaaba. This is where Prophet Mohammed (SAW) was born in the 6th century AD, where he began preaching & where he returned for his final pilgrimage. In Arabic, the city is known as Mecca the blessed. It is a pilgrimage point for Muslims worldwide. Pilgrimage to the city is one of the 5 Pillars of Islam. The pilgrimage is the defining factor in the growth & life of the city. The arrival of close to 3 million pilgrims each year during the last month of the Islamic calendar is a grand human spectacle as well as one of the largest logistical & administrative undertakings in the world. The city stands at the crossroads of 2 major trade routes: one connecting southern Arabia with the lands of Egypt & Syria & the other is linking the Red Sea with the Persian Gulf coast & Iraq. By the time Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born in about 570 AD, Makkah had become an important trading center; Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself came from a merchant family. The centre of Makkah is the Grand Mosque & the sacred Zamzam well inside it. The Kaaba, which all Muslims face when they pray, is in the mosque's central courtyard. The Kaaba was originally built by Prophet Adam (AS) & later rebuilt by Prophet Ibrahim (AS) & his son Prophet Ismael (AS), as a replica of God's house in heaven.
— MADINA —
Al-Madinah is the 2nd holy city to Muslims after Makkah. It has also got many other names such as Yathrib, the City of the Messenger. It is the city whose people supported Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) when he immigrated to it from Makkah. It comprises the Mosque of the Prophet, his grave, the Islamic University, King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Quran & many archaeological Islamic features. The first mosque of Islam is also located in Madinah & is known as Masjid Al Quba. Madinah the light city is the city of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH) & also his burial place. It was the first Islamic City to support the Prophet Muhammad & it joined him in fighting decisive battles which were instrumental in the victory of Islam & its subsequent spread. This is the city of the "Ansaar" & their brothers the "Muhajireen", who together formed the first Islamic army which entered Makkah in triumph 8 years after the Prophet's Migration. It was a city which loved the Prophet & which he in turn loved. On its soil he built his sacred mosque & it was here that he was buried. The Prophet had great love for this city. The Prophet himself participated in the construction of this mosque, called it "My Mosque" & led prayers in it for years.
— MASJID —
A mosque is any building dedicated for Islamic worship. In Arabic there is a distinction between the smaller, privately owned mosque & the larger, "collective" mosque, which has more community & social amenities. The mosque serves as a place where Muslims can come together for prayer as well as a center for information, education & settlement. The Imam leads the prayer. They have developed significantly from the open-air spaces that were the Qaaba Mosque & Masjid al-Nabawi in the 7th century. Many mosques have elaborate domes, minarets & prayer halls. Mosques originated on the Arabian Peninsula, but are now found all over the globe.
— MARWA—
Al-Safa & Al-Marwah are two small hills now located in the Masjid al Haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia between which Muslims travel back & forth 7 times during the ritual pilgrimages of Hajj & Umrah. Al-Marwah is also mentioned in the holy Quran. "Behold! Safa & Marwa are among the Symbols of Allah. So if those who visit the House in the Season or at other times, should compass them round, it is no sin in them. And if any one obeyeth his own impulse to good,- be sure that Allah is He Who recogniseth & knoweth." (2/158)
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Otuz Iki

Chicago, IL

#3 Dec 29, 2008
32 — Quiz, Trivia, Test, Query...

— QUESTIONS 0F INTEREST AB0UT ISLAM —

BISMILLAHIRAHMANNIRAHIM
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

Question 1: Name the religion which its followers believe in only 0ne God for whom the word in Arabic is Allah?
Answer 1: Islam.

Question 2: Name the religion that believes in all the prophets & believes the Prophet Muhammad as the Last Prophet?
Answer 2: Islam is the only religion that believes all that is said above.

Question 3: What religion believes that Jesus is a prophet?
Answer 3: Islam.

Question 4: What are the followers of Islam called?
Answer 4: Muslim.

Question 5: Who gave the name of Islam to our religion?
Answer 5: Allah gave the name of Islam to this religion which was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

Question 6: Does a Muslim need anyone to wash away his or her sins or did anyone die on a cross to save us?
Answer 6: No, definitely no. A Muslim must wash away his own sins with prayers to Allah.

Question 7: Does a Muslim, need a priest to confess to? Does he make confession in a confession box?
Answer 7: Islam is against such things & there are no confession boxes. A Muslim prays straight to Allah himself.

Question 8: Who is your Lord?
Answer 8: My Rubb is Allah Who has created me & all that exists. He nourishes me & all creatures by His Bounties.

Question 9: What is your religion?
Answer 9: My religion is Islam, which is submission & obedience to the 0rder of Allah & His Messenger with love, hope & fear.

Question 10: What is the meaning of the word Islam?
Answer 10: The word Islam means submission or to submit to Allah.

Question 11: What dose Islam think of labour, or in other words, work?
Answer 11: Every kind of labour which enables a man to live honestly is respected by Islam.

Question 12: I have my Holy Quran to believe in & follow. But how must I think about the other holy books?
Answer 12: We must respect all holy books because all holy books were brought by a prophet & from Allah. But these holy books have not remained intact.

Question 13: Does Islam mention the poor & the orphans?
Answer 13: Yes, so much so that one can write a whole book about it.

Question 14: Can a Muslim gamble?
Answer 14: A simple No!

Question 15: Can a Muslim drink alcohol?
Answer 15: Definitely N0 & one day all people will see the curse of drink.

Question 16: Will another prophet ever come?
Answer 16: No. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the Last Prophet.

Question 17: Does a prophet always bring a holy book or message?
Answer 17: They always bring a book & a message.

Question 18: Are women mentioned in the Holy Quran?
Answer 18: A woman is mentioned every time a man is mentioned. Here is one example: The fasting men & the fasting women, the patient men & the patient women, etc. Never is the woman left out.

Question 19: Which is better, prayers fasting or good deeds?
Answer 19: We do not like to make comparisons, because prayer & fasting are the duties a Muslim has to perform as ordained by God

Question 20: What is the Hadith?
Answer 20: It is a record of the saying of the Last Prophet Muhammad. There are many collections of our Prophet’s sayings.

Question 21: Is the Prophet Muhammad an historical figure?
Answer 21: Yes.

Question 22: What did our Prophet say about mothers?
Answer 22: He said,“Paradise lies at the feet of mothers”.

Question 23: How did you know Allah?
Answer 23: I know Him by His signs & creation like the day & night; the sun & the moon; the heaven & the earth, & all that is there in & between them.

Question 24: Where is Allah?
Answer 24: Allah is above the heavens raised over the Throne & separated from His creatures.

Question 25: Is Allah with us (in person)?
Answer 25: Allah is over His Mighty Throne, but He is with us by His Knowledge, hearing, seeing & other attributes. As He said: "Fear not verily! I am with you both hearing & seeing (20/46)

— AZIZALLAH —
ALI

Australia

#4 Dec 29, 2008
:150 And when Moses returned to his people, full of wrath and sorrow, he exclaimed: "Vile is the course which you have followed in my absence! Have you forsaken [116] your Sustainer's commandment?" And he threw down the tablets [of the Law], and seized his brother's head, dragging him towards himself. Cried Aaron: "O my mother's son! Behold, the people brought me low [117] and almost slew me: so let not mine enemies rejoice at my affliction, and count me not among the evildoing folk!"
Otuz Bes

Bucharest, Romania

#7 Dec 30, 2008
35 — From Adam To Zakariya...

BISMILLAHIRAHMANNIRAHIM
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

— PR0PHETS THAT ARE NAMED IN THE H0LY QURAN —

Ever wondered who is a prophet & if there is a connection between the work of one prophet & another?

The Quran explains the role of a prophet & the relationship between the work of one prophet & another, while sharing with you the names & life of some of the prophets of God.

Islam teaches that God created man with a purpose. To help man understand his purpose God rises up prophets from society to teach us. Prophets were sent at different times in history & were all human beings supported by God.

Belief in all the prophets of God is essential in Islam because all of the prophets were sent by the same God. To accept some & reject others could imply a racial bias or ignorance about the role of prophets & the fact that they all invited people to the same God. They conveyed whatever guidance they were asked to share with mankind at that stage in mankind’s spiritual evolution.

Adam (PBUH) was the 1st prophet & Muhammad (PBUH) was the last prophet & in between the two of them there were numerous prophets sent.

“Say:‘We believe in God, and in what has been revealed to us & what was revealed to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob & the Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus & the Prophets, from their Lord: we make no distinction between one & another among them, and to God do we bow our will (in Islam).”(Quran 3:84)

All prophets were collectively inspired by the same God. Their role was to help us understand the purpose of life & how best to live it, so that God is pleased with us. God says:

“We have sent you inspiration, as We sent it to Noah & the Messengers after him: We sent inspiration to Abraham, Ismail, Issac, Jacob & the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron & Solomon & to David We gave the Psalms.”(Quran 4:163)

The 25 A to Z of Prophets named in the holy Quran.

There were many more in different times & places.

Adam
Idris (Enoch)
Nuh (Noah)
Hud
Saleh
Ibrahim (Abraham)
Isma'il (Ishmael)
Ishaq (Isaac)
Lut (Lot)
Yaqub (Jacob)
Yousef (Joseph)
Shuaib
Ayyub (Job)
Musa (Moses)
Harun (Aaron)
Dhu'l-kifl (Ezekiel)
Dawud (David)
Sulaiman (Solomon)
Ilias (Elias)
Al-Yasa (Elisha)
Yunus (Jonah)
Zakariyya (Zechariah)
Yahya (John)
Isa (Jesus)
Muhammad

When Muslims teach their children the stories of the lives of the prophets, they not only teach about the life of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who was the last prophet from God, but also about:

* The miraculous birth of Jesus (PBUH) as well as the fact he was able to perform miracles by God's permission.

* The story of Moses (PBUH) his upbringing & his eventual confrontation with Pharaoh’s oppression.

* Abraham's (PBUH) search for God. His destruction of the idols of his people & God's cooling of the fire when his people tried to burn him for his act of rebellion.

* The lives of Noah, Joseph, Solomon, Jonah & other prophets (PBUT).

How do Muslims honour the prophets?
Muslims read about, learn from & respect all of the prophets. In addition, when mentioning the name of any one of them, a Muslim adds these words of blessing & respect: "upon him be peace" (Alayhi salaam).

According to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) there were about 125,000 Prophets,(PBUT) sent to various nations & tribes throughout history, the last & the final Prophet being Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
0nly 25 of these Prophets have been mentioned in the Holy Quran & they have been listed above in chronological order as is the tradition.

The Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah's blessings & peace be upon him, is also mentioned in the Holy Quran by many attributive names as given in Asma' un Nabi, Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam.

[43.6] And how many a prophet have We sent among the ancients.
[43.7] And there came not to them a prophet but they mocked at him.

— ALLAHUAKBAR —
Ali

Australia

#8 Dec 30, 2008
The Koran

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The Opening
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[1.1] All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
[1.2] The Beneficent, the Merciful.
[1.3] Master of the Day of Judgment.
[1.4] Thee do we serve and Thee do we beseech for help.
[1.5] Keep us on the right path.
[1.6] The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors. Not (the path) of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down, nor of those who go astray.
Kirk

Norcross, GA

#10 Dec 31, 2008
40 — Quran, Bible, Torah, Psalms...

BISMILLAHIRAHMANNIRAHIM
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

— THE B00KS 0F ALLAH (SWT)—

Muslims believe & respect all the original books of Allah, listed below are those mentioned in the Quran:

Torah - Given to Prophet Musa
Zabur (Psalms)- Given to Prophet David
Injil (Gospels)- Given to Prophet Jesus
Qur'an - Given to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

As time went by Allah sent each nation a reminder through prophets & their books. When a nation forgot or ignored the reminder of Allah, they were continuously warned until Allah's wrath was upon them & so there was a succession of prophets sent with the warning & the reminder.

The Quran is the final reminder & a clarification of events contained in previous scriptures, for example the story of Adam & Eve, the Virgin Mary & her son & the lives & stories of the major prophets.

— H0LY QURAN —

In this Book, the Holy Prophet's life, the history of the Arabs & the events which occurred during the period of the revelation of the Quran have not been mingled with the Divine Verses, as is the case with the Bible. The Quran is the pure word of God. Not a single word has been deleted from its text. The Book has been handed down to our age in its complete & original form since the time of Muhammad. From the time the Book began to be revealed, the Holy Prophet had dictated its text to the scribes.

Whenever some Divine Message was revealed, the Holy Prophet would call a scribe & dictate its words to him. The written text was then read out to the Holy Prophet, who, having satisfied himself that the scribe has committed no error of recording, would put the manuscript in safe custody. The Holy Prophet used to instruct the scribe about the sequence in which a revealed message was to be placed in a particular chapter. In this manner, the Holy Prophet continued to arrange the text of the Quran in systematic order till the end of the chain of revelations. Again, it was ordained from the beginning of Islam that a recitation of the Holy Quran must be an integral part of worship. Hence the illustrious Companions would commit the Divine verses to memory as soon as they were revealed. Many of them learned the whole text.

— Method 0f Preservations —

Besides, those of the Companions (PBUT) who were literate used to keep a written record of several portions of the Holy Quran. In this manner, the text of the Holy Quran had been preserved in 4 different ways during the lifetime of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

1 — The Holy Prophet (PBUH) had the whole text of the Divine Messages from the beginning to the end committed to writing by the scribes of revelations.

2 — Many of the Companions learned the whole text of the Quran, every syllable of it, by heart.

3 — All the illustrious Companions, without an exception, had memorized at least some portions of the Holy Quran, for the simple reason that it was obligatory for them to recite it during worship. An estimate of the number of the illustrious Companions may be obtained from the fact that over 140,000 Companions had participated in the Last Pilgrimage.

4 — A considerable number of the literate Companions kept a private record of the text of the Quran & satisfied themselves as to the purity of their record by reading it out to the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

It is an incontrovertible historical truth that the text of the Holy Quran extant today is, syllable for syllable, exactly the same as the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had offered to the world as the Word of God. The 1st Caliph Hadhrat Abu Bakr assembled all the Huffaz & the written records of the Holy Quran & with their help had the whole text written in Book form. In the time of Hadhrat 'Uthman, copies of this original version were made & officially dispatched to the Capitals of the Islamic World. 2 of these copies exist in the world today, one in Istanbul & the other in Tashkent.

— SUBHANALLAH —

— ALHAMDULILLAH —
ALi

Australia

#12 Dec 31, 2008
Islamic Phrases: Subhan'Allah

Definition: "Glory to God" -- this phrase is often used when praising God or exclaiming awe at His attributes, bounties, or creation. It can also be used as a phrase of exclamation (ie. "Wow!").

Pronunciation: sub-han-Allah

Alternate Spellings: subhanallah

Examples: Subhan'Allah, it's amazing how Ali keeps tormenting the kuffar :) hehehe
Essendon FC

Australia

#13 Jan 1, 2009
Thank you.
Muslim 4 eva

Decatur, IL

#15 Jan 1, 2009
Signs of Allah in the systems of the Universe

Tell a Friend
The planet and the whole universe in which we live bear all the properties necessary for our lives. Someone who thinks about this will see clearly that Allah created the whole universe for us

Man, for example, can breathe effortlessly all the time. The air he inhales neither burns his nasal passages nor makes him dizzy nor causes headaches. The proportion of the gases in air is designed with the amounts that are most suitable for the human body.

If the oxygen concentration in the atmosphere were a little more or a little less than at present, in both cases life would vanish. He then remembers what a hard time he has in breathing in airless places. As a believing person continues to think on this subject, he constantly gives thanks to his Lord.
Bob

Carters Ridge, Australia

#16 Jan 1, 2009
Muslim 4 eva wrote:
The proportion of the gases in air is designed with the amounts that are most suitable for the human body.
If the oxygen concentration in the atmosphere were a little more or a little less than at present, in both cases life would vanish.
Thats wrong..

How do you account for people who live in higher altitudes with oxygen concentration?
Bob

Carters Ridge, Australia

#17 Jan 1, 2009
typo :

higher altitudes with less oxygen concentration
Ali

Australia

#18 Jan 2, 2009
[4.100] And whoever flies in Allah's way, he will find in the earth many a place of refuge and abundant resources, and whoever goes forth from his house flying to Allah and His Apostle, and then death overtakes him, his reward is indeed with Allah and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
matty lloyd u champ

Australia

#19 Jan 2, 2009
The Koran

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The People
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[114.1] Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of men,
[114.2] The King of men,
[114.3] The God of men,
[114.4] From the evil of the whisperings of the slinking (Shaitan),
[114.5] Who whispers into the hearts of men,
[114.6] From among the jinn and the men.
Micheal Long U legend

Australia

#20 Jan 3, 2009
kool
Kirk Dokuz

Germany

#22 Jan 3, 2009
49 — Some Selected Short Surah’s...

— A FEW SELECTED CHAPTERS FR0M THE H0LY QURAN —

The 0pening
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[1.1] All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
[1.2] The Beneficent, the Merciful.
[1.3] Master of the Day of Judgment.
[1.4] Thee do we serve & Thee do we beseech for help.
[1.5] Keep us on the right path.
[1.6] The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors. Not (the path) of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down, nor of those who go astray.

The Slanderer
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[104.1] Woe to every slanderer, defamer,
[104.2] Who amasses wealth & considers it a provision (against mishap);
[104.3] He thinks that his wealth will make him immortal.
[104.4] Nay! he shall most certainly be hurled into the crushing disaster,
[104.5] And what will make you realize what the crushing disaster is?
[104.6] It is the fire kindled by Allah,
[104.7] Which rises above the hearts.
[104.8] Surely it shall be closed over upon them,
[104.9] In extended columns.

The Elephant
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[105.1] Have you not considered how your Lord dealt with the possessors of the elephant?
[105.2] Did He not cause their war to end in confusion,
[105.3] And send down (to prey) upon them birds in flocks,
[105.4] Casting against them stones of baked clay,
[105.5] So He rendered them like straw eaten up?

The Qureaish
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[106.1] For the protection of the Qureaish--
[106.2] Their protection during their trading caravans in the winter & the summer-
[106.3] So let them serve the Lord of this House
[106.4] Who feeds them against hunger & gives them security against fear.

Alms
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[107.1] Have you considered him who calls the judgment a lie?
[107.2] That is the one who treats the orphan with harshness,
[107.3] And does not urge (others) to feed the poor.
[107.4] So woe to the praying ones,
[107.5] Who are unmindful of their prayers,
[107.6] Who do (good) to be seen,
[107.7] And withhold the necessaries of life.

The Abundance of Good
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[108.1] Surely We have given you Kausar,
[108.2] Therefore pray to your Lord & make a sacrifice.
[108.3] Surely your enemy is the one who shall be without posterity,

The Disbelievers
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[109.1] Say: O unbelievers!
[109.2] I do not serve that which you serve,
[109.3] Nor do you serve Him Whom I serve:
[109.4] Nor am I going to serve that which you serve,
[109.5] Nor are you going to serve Him Whom I serve:
[109.6] You shall have your religion & I shall have my religion.

The Help
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[110.1] When there comes the help of Allah & the victory,
[110.2] And you see men entering the religion of Allah in companies,
[110.3] Then celebrate the praise of your Lord, & ask His forgiveness; surely He is oft-returning (to mercy).

The Flame
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[111.1] Perdition overtake both hands of Abu Lahab, & he will perish.
[111.2] His wealth & what he earns will not avail him.
[111.3] He shall soon burn in fire that flames,
[111.4] And his wife, the bearer of fuel,
[111.5] Upon her neck a halter of strongly twisted rope.

The Unity
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[112.1] Say: He, Allah, is One.
[112.2] Allah is He on Whom all depend.
[112.3] He begets not, nor is He begotten.
[112.4] And none is like Him.

The People
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[114.1] Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of men,
[114.2] The King of men,
[114.3] The God of men,
[114.4] From the evil of the whisperings of the slinking (Shaitan),
[114.5] Who whispers into the hearts of men,
[114.6] From among the jinn & the men.
Always Aussie Ali

Australia

#23 Jan 4, 2009
thanx cousin ;)
Back To Back

Australia

#25 Jan 4, 2009
Early 0xbridge students studied books written by Muslims on mathematics, medicine, chemistry, optics & astronomy.

The word "jihad" does not mean "holy war". Instead, it means the inner struggle that one endures in trying to submit their will to the will of God.
Back To Back

Australia

#26 Jan 4, 2009
Zamzam water has scientifically been proven to contain healing qualities due to its higher content of Calcium & Magnesium Salts & also natural fluorides that encompass a germicidal action.
Tom

Decatur, IL

#27 Jan 5, 2009
Uhaa
kmfa

Norcross, GA

#28 Jan 5, 2009
kmfa

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