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partytilfajr:

Do you ever see things and just want to ask someone “don’t you fear God?”

yup…i ask myself, every couple of minutes. May God forgive us all.

Feb 2

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Islamic Reminder

Dec 1

"…Asbahna ‘Ala Fitratil Islam…"

We have awoken from our sleep - our minor death in which the soul has risen up to the heavens to rest and be protected by God, and blessed for it to come down. It comes down with the memory of Islam, the retention of its implications and the knowledge and history of our relationship with our creator through our conscious lives.

We have acknowledged that our identity is positioned in the natural inclination that only Islam is able to provide us in order to connect with Allah, and that our identity is shaped by where we stand spiritually and the acknowledgements we have made.

We acknowledge that we have been brought back from the dead in order to ask forgiveness for our previous mistakes, make the most of our time, and bind ourselves to an agreement that we will fulfil the reason we have been brought back - to better ourselves more than the previous day and not regress in actions or intentions.

We acknowledge the religion of the creator and affirm that the message of Islam has been received by us and accepted, and that we will bear witness that this message was passed down to us from Allah via the prophet Muhammad (SAW) and those who fulfilled their obligations by passing the knowledge down right to us.

In doing so we recognise the importance of passing on this message and fulfilling our purpose in life - to serve our creator as a vicegerent on this Earth bi fadlil-lah.

Sajid Ahmed Umar

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mesillusionssousecstasy:

I WANT TO SEE IF ANYONE NOTICES THAT I’M GONE !

 Do you think you’d notice if someone around you disappeared? Do you make someone’s life better for seeing you every day? Do you make any difference to how someone lives? Does anyone but God know you’re there?





If Allah should aid you, no one can overcome you; but if He should forsake you, who is there that can aid you after Him? And upon Allah let the believers rely. [3:160]

 

mesillusionssousecstasy:

I WANT TO SEE IF ANYONE NOTICES THAT I’M GONE !

 Do you think you’d notice if someone around you disappeared? Do you make someone’s life better for seeing you every day? Do you make any difference to how someone lives? Does anyone but God know you’re there?

If Allah should aid you, no one can overcome you; but if He should forsake you, who is there that can aid you after Him? And upon Allah let the believers rely. [3:160]

 

Arguing with people removes the barakah of knowledge from one’s heart.

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- Imam Malik

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Nov 7

Provocative or just pure sense?

"When asked about her Hijab by Journalists and how it is not proportionate with her level of intellect and education, she replied:
“Man in the early times was almost naked, and as his intellect evolved he started wearing clothes. What I am today and what I’m wearing represents the highest level of thought and civilization that man has achieved, and is not regressive. It’s the removal of clothes again that is regressive back to ancient times” -

Nobel Laureate Tawakul Karman, Yemen

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Nov 4

"The picture chosen for Imam Al-Ghazali troubled me," laughs Hamza Yusuf, "the first thing he would do is take a sledgehammer to that picture. Al-Ghazali was a great Iconoclast, and unlike those who destroyed the idols that are worshipped made of stone and wood, he was interested in destroying the idols that our minds generate. He was interested in destroying the idols of the ego, and he actually considered the greatest idol to be the idol of the self. This is his starting point, really, in letting us recognise that Shirk, this concept that is so constant and profound in the Qur’an, this idea of associating with God, he really felt that the greatest association with God was that the self had some kind of separate existence, and this was the kind of idol that he was engaged in dismantling and deconstructing. And in that way, he will continue to be relevant for all time. He set about, really, to articulate the best way he could the way that that could be done. That was his great opus, the Uloom id-Deen.”

Hamza Yusuf - “The Critical Importance of Al-Ghazali in Our Times” 

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Nov 4

Who Would Have Thought

The real Captain Jack Sparrow was a Muslim!!!

His real name was Captain Jack Ward and he was also known as Jack Birdy.

He was on the run from the church when he converted to Islam in the late 16th Century.

His entire crew also converted to Islam with him.

Captain Jack Birdy was obsessed with little birds during his time in Tunisia (where he fled). So much that the locals would call him Jack “Asfur” being Arabic for sparrow. This is where the name Captain Jack Sparrow comes from.

His Muslim name was Yusuf Reis. He was married to another renegade from Christendom who also converted to Islam, Jessimina the Sicilian.

Whilst Captain Jack Birdy was known as a great drunkard, he stopped drinking alcohol when he converted to Islam.
He was instrumental in rescuing thousands of Spanish Jews and Muslims fleeing from ethnic cleansing from their lands in the 16th and 17th centuries by Christian extremists (another fact you probably don’t know).

And yet you would never know this. No positive image of Islam is depicted in the movie, no clue of this great man’s past Islamic roots. Airbrushed - deleted from history as if on purpose. Were they afraid to show anything great about Islam? Perhaps it might awaken the slumbering conscience of the Muslims about their great past - give them a clue that they were not a defeated people, that they had great roots and their forefathers were great heroes.

You see even as they stole our heroes - they erased our past. They told the world a different narrative, a story where we Muslims offered nothing to the world. 

No wonder they could so easily erase our history and take it for their own - we didn’t even know it ourselves.

Written by MPACUK with thanks to Ashhab Ameer and Dawahmatrix

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ward

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Mohamed's Blog: Reflection + slight nostalgia

mohamedsblog:

I’m just looking at all of my private messages to people over the past year or so. I think to myself, wow, this champ was determined, using phrases like “an industry that I know I can conquer”, “We must do this”, “your job is…”

I’ve gained speed at the loss of bounce. The ball is…

Salams! I have a personal blog. Interesting thoughts on there.

Sorry for asking you all a favour; do you mind reblogging + following, islamicreminder-ers? 

Many years ago, our father Ibrahim (AS) made a choice. He loved his son. But He loved God more. The commandment came to sacrifice his son. But it wasn’t his son that was slaughtered. It was his attachment. It was his attachment to anything that could compete with his love for God. And the beauty of such a sacrifice is this: Once you let go of your attachment, what you love is given back to you—now in a purer, better form. So let us ask ourselves in these beautiful days of sacrifice, which attachments do we need to slaughter?

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Yasmin Mogahed

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In Mauritania you’re not classed as a ḥāfiẓ unless you can write out the Qurʾān by hand in it’s entirety.

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Ḥamza Yūsuf (via spiritualaspirant)

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We the Muslims. We Remind.: Never be Hasty in our Judgement

wethemuslims:

Lesson by Sh. Yahya Ibrahim

Yesterday I finished pumping petrol for my car & waited for the car in front to finish so I can get out. He was a Muslim Brother who smiled & waved to me then went to pay & I saw him browse the shop & I commented to my wife, “he knows we’re waiting, he should have moved or hurried up.”

Just then he comes out of the shop with his wonderful blessed smile & comes to my window and gives me a few chocolate bars for the kids & I. 
He was shopping in there for us, while outside we observed and critiqued. 
I thought about this all night and every time I woke last night I made Dua for him.

Never be hasty in judgement, give people the benefit of the doubt & love for others what you love for yourself, give gifts, don’t overlook the power of small gestures, smile, be patient, don’t look from a distance when the detail is more important - are just a few lessons learned by my family & I through the love & kindness of that man for us.

Allah grant him joy, comfort and a blessed Rizq. Ya Allah forgive his sins, increase his righteousness & protect him & his family from all illness & harm. Ya Allah let others follow his example and reward him with equal deeds as those who implement it. 
I love him for Allah and I don’t know his name

I needed this so much today

"Doing my Tutorial readings and came across this."

 Written by Theophanes the Confessor (758-818) prime source for this turbulent period in the Byzantine empire

“ Oumaros entered the Holy city (Palestine) dressed in filthily garments of camel-hair and, showing a devilish pretence, sought the temple of the jews- the one built by Solomon- that he might make it a place of worship for his own blasphemous religion” 

1. His name is Umar 
2. SubhanaAllah Umar R.A. had just conquered Palestine. On the way there, he would take turns with his slave riding the one horse that they had. As he was just about to enter Palestine, it was the turn of his slave to be on the horse and him to be walking. Abu Oyada, other companion stopped Umar R.A., and told him ,You are just about to enter a city you just conquered, maybe you should change out of your garment( note that Umar R.A. would have only one garment that he would wear, the Sahaba counted 12 patches on it) wear something more nicer and perhaps you should get on your horse instead of your slave. This is when Umar R.A. uttered these amazing words as a reply to him- “We were the most humiliated of nations, then Allah gave us honour through Islam. If we seek honour through anything else, Allah will return us to humiliation.”
3.Umar R.A. was asked to pray in the Christian Holy Sepulchre (Most sacred Christian Holy Site) he refused the offer as he was afraid the Muslims would want to turn it into a mosque out of their love for Umar R.A. So he instead built a mosque next door to it and the Muslims lived side by side for many many years. The mosque is still to this day next door to the Church.


Conclusion: We need more Muslims in the Ancient History field as academics! Seriously!