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I’m so happy that Suhaib Webb is uploading again.

The account hasn’t been active for three years. Please reblog and stay tuned.

Jul 1

The masajid are full and the people are hungry. The Quran is plucked from dusty bookshelves and the masses begin to recite, their voices overlap like long lost friends meeting again. One by one, their mouths turn dry and their eyes fill with tears. Their feet grow tired from standing in salat, their sleep cut short and with it all other worldly desires. What an amazing month we are in.In this month we are all equal. Both the poor and the rich have empty stomachs, both the one who is deficient of iman and the one who has it in abundance have the same opportunity for forgiveness. The shayateen are shackled but the shaytan of our nafs is still present. Only our nafs is the barrier for our success, and its bricks and mortar are commitment and consistency. Most of us have made the commitment, and so our biggest enemy is lack of consistency. Win that victory and you win the victory of Ramadan. May Allah bestow His Mercy and Blessings on the Prophet slws and upon us and purify the entire ummah of its sins and unite us all under the kalimah. Ameen.


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The masajid are full and the people are hungry. The Quran is plucked from dusty bookshelves and the masses begin to recite, their voices overlap like long lost friends meeting again. One by one, their mouths turn dry and their eyes fill with tears. Their feet grow tired from standing in salat, their sleep cut short and with it all other worldly desires. What an amazing month we are in.

In this month we are all equal. Both the poor and the rich have empty stomachs, both the one who is deficient of iman and the one who has it in abundance have the same opportunity for forgiveness. The shayateen are shackled but the shaytan of our nafs is still present. Only our nafs is the barrier for our success, and its bricks and mortar are commitment and consistency. Most of us have made the commitment, and so our biggest enemy is lack of consistency. Win that victory and you win the victory of Ramadan. May Allah bestow His Mercy and Blessings on the Prophet slws and upon us and purify the entire ummah of its sins and unite us all under the kalimah. Ameen.
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It's moral bullshit that we don't care how an animal lives, only how it dies

The idea that we ignore a whole life of misery and then get morally exercised by what happens in the last few moments of an animal’s life is pure moral bullshit.

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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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

for more
http://goo.gl/JZJtpD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ward

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