Monthly Archives: June 2011
AL Quran Recitations & Translations (Audio)القرآن الكريم و ترجمة لمعانيه لعدة لغات مع الاستماع للتلاوة
From the events of the emigration to Madinah, it is clear that the Prophet (PBUH) never stayed in any place unless he built a mosque therein for the believers to gather. He built the Qubaa mosque when he stayed there for four days. He also built a mosque between Qubaa and Madinah when the time of the Friday prayer came while he was in the residence of the tribe of Salimibn Auf in the heart of Ranonaa’ Valley.
When he arrived in Madinah, the first act he performed was the building of a mosque.
This indicates the importance of a mosque in Islam. All acts of worship (ibadah) in Islam are for the purification of the soul, refinement of morals, and strengthening the ties of mutual cooperation among the Muslims. The congregational prayers and the Friday and Eid prayers are strong examples of the nature of the Muslim community and in the unity of their opinions, goals and cooperation in achieving righteousness and in fearing Allah.
Thus, if this is the case with the acts of worship, it is no wonder that mosques carry a great social and spiritual place in the lives of the Muslims. The mosque is the thing which unites them and their efforts. It refines their souls and awakens their minds and hearts. It solves their problems. The mosque shows their strength and cohesiveness.
The history of the mosques in Islam has proved that from them come the great armies of Islam which rush to fill the earth with Allah’s guidance. From the mosques the beams of the light of guidance emanate for the Muslims and others. Inside them, the seeds of Islamic civilization develop and grow. Read the rest of this entry »
By Xenia Yasmin
Reliance like Birds
Umar (radi Allahu anhu) said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) say, ‘If you were to rely upon Allah with the reliance He is due, you would be given provision like the birds: They go out hungry in the morning and come back with full bellies in the evening.'” [Ibn Majah – graded hasan, Tirmidhi]
by Dr. Faheem
Islam made the Masjid the heartbeat of the Muslim society. It is the hangout of Muslims where they meet one another daily not to perform the prayers only but also for other acts of worship and activities that are beneficial for the Muslim community.
The prophet (S.A.W.) taught us that the Masajid are Allah’s houses and that they have etiquette and rules that should be learned and upheld by every Muslim. We should teach our families and children these rules and remind other Muslims to uphold these rules. This guarantees the Masajid play their roles properly and effectively that they were designed for. Read the rest of this entry »
The time to celebrate is due. The Hijrah, or emigration from Makkah, of the Prophet Muhammad—beloved by more than a billion Muslims worldwide—has come to remind the tired souls of Muslims that their faith is not only luminous light that takes them out of the darkness of misguidance; the more faith, the more light in the hearts. Writing about the Hijrah as a Muslim, I often find myself at a loss for words to express my feelings.
Our celebration is that of optimism. Ours is a state of optimism which, in nature, is the warmth and liveliness with which dark objects receive illumination; its poem—even in a literary sense—is related to the sparkling and thrill of the breaking of light: Read the rest of this entry »
أقصر رجل بالعالم 55 سم Junrey Balawing stands next to a rooster during a photo taking session with the Guinness World Records team in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte in southern Philippines. The Guinness World Records is set to recognise Balawing as the new “Shortest Living Man” on his 18th birthday on Sunday (the day he is eligible for the title) in Sindangan. Balawing, who is from the Philippines, reportedly stands at 22 inches (55cm), considerably shorter than the current holder of the title, Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal, who measures 26.4 inches. Should Balawing’s height prove shorter than Magar’s after the official measurement on Sunday, Balawing will not only hold the record for the shortest living man, but also the shortest living man in history, a statement from the Guinness World Records said on Saturday.