There definitely is no compulsion upon entering Islam. No doubt about that. It is clear from Surah al-Baqarah 2:256: “Let there be no compulsion in [acceptance of] religion. Truth stands out clear from falsehood.” But in an Islamic society, when it comes to apostasy, it’s not as clear.
However, in an Islamic nation run by Shariah Law you can leave Islam (but I am ABSOLUTELY NOT IN ANY WAY AT ALL encouraging it and I pray with all my heart that no one leave Islam because of this) without punishment as long as you don’t publicize it or convince others to do the same as this would be spreading mischief in the land. Not publicizing it and instead keeping it to yourself is something I call “personal apostasy” in that you keep your denial of Islam after you accepted it between you and God or whatever god or gods you believe in now.
But actually publicizing your denial of Islam after accepting it and convincing others to do the same is what I call “public apostasy” and that is what I’m pretty sure is punishable. The reason is because an Islamic society run by the Shariah is, by definition, a theocracy. And any threat the the religion is a threat to the society because theocracies don’t believe in separation of religion and state.
Allahu Akbar, brother took Shahadah via #Quran Weekly youtube channel (uploaded videos).
Celebrate Eid at MuslimFest this year (August 2 – 3, 2014). We are excited to announce the Maple Lodge Farms MuslimFest 2014 performers line up over the next few weeks.
Revert brothers eid day out. May Allah bless the brothers. Many brothers commented that this was the best eid they have had. There was immense brotherhood and lots of friendly competition while go-karting. Mashallah tabarakallah.
(continued via Islamwise, posted 6 hr ago)
I took my Shahada on Dec 12, 2013.
As I converted, I started the hijab and got hit by a women who called me white terrorist.A man say you’re sh*t go to a different country.
But this is my country.
A mall employee fed me pig and LoL he was like pizza slices and I asked is it pork he said no I eat it. He told me after it was.
And my old friend who said my brother loves you and you convert stupid girl and then put pig photos on my face book and made rumours up about me.
A women who worked close to me make up stories about people who I care for because she thought I was a fool for converting which made me loss them forever.
A friend said if you stay muslim I will make your life hell and she did, but I love Islam and will never give up.
Allah is testing me everyday.
I was so scared to tell people I was muslim but everyday I prayed more stronger I got. Then I was not scared.
Jan 1, 2014 I lost my love ones but grew in a religion.
But I know that Allah is testing me everyday.”-Stef J Taylor (USA)
I can’t imagine being on the wrong path for 60 years and then a total stranger meets me and changes my direction towards the truth. Mack had asked me if he could go visit a mosque. He told me his pastor told him he shouldn’t go. He said I have done whatever I like my whole life. So, I said sure, but I would also like to invite you to a BBQ. He accepted the BBQ invitation and later would accept the most important invitation of his life, Islam. The funny thing is that he was surrounded by Islam his whole life and didn’t even know it. Whom so ever Allah guides no one can misguide. And whom so ever Allah allows to go astray no one can guide to the truth. Please make dua for him and all of the Muslims around the world. This has truly been a blessed Eid.
(continued via Jamal Omar , posted 10 hr ago)
Takbeer 3991 people from #Togo took there #Shahadah
اسفرت رحله جمعية تبليغ الإسلام في دعوه شمال دولة توجو بغرب أفريقيا و ارشاد الأهالي إلي الإسلام
دخول ٣٩٩١ شخص في الإسلام .. خلال أول عشرة أيام من بداية الحملة ..
وجدير بالذكر أن الرحله ستستمر -بإذن الرحمن- لمدة عام كامل
وأن عدد سكان توجو ٦.٧ مليون نسمة ..حوالي
٤٠٪ عبادة أوثان وديانات محلية
(continued via convey islam message society , posted 5 hr ago)
Allaah has set out several rulings concerning Eid, including the following:
Continue reading “Sunnah Of Eid”
The Eid prayer is one where the imam attends and leads the people in praying two rak’ahs. ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The prayer of al-Fitr is two rak’ahs and the prayer of al-Adha is two rak’ahs, complete and not shortened, on the tongue of your Prophet, and the one who fabricates lies is doomed.” Narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 1420 and Ibn Khuzaymah. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Nasaa’i.
It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed said: The Messenger of Allaah SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to come out on the day of al-Fitr and al-Adha to the prayer place, and the first thing he would do was to offer the prayer. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 956
In the first rak’ah he should say Takbeerat al-ihraam (say “Allaahu akbar” to start the prayer), after which he should say six or seven more takbeers, because of the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her), “The takbeer of al-Fitr and al-Adha is seven takbeers in the first rak’ah and five takbeers in the second, apart from the takbeer of rukoo’.” Narrated by Abu Dawood and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Irwa’ al-Ghaleel, 639.
Continue reading “Description of Eid Prayer”
Assalam Alaiakum warahmatullahe wa barakatuh,
Dear Sister and Brothers, Happy Eid Ul Fitr to u and ur respected families, with Success And Happiness, In Sha Allah
تَقَبَّلَ اللّهُ مِنَّ وَ مِنْكُمْ
Taqabbal Allahu minna wa minkum (May Allah accept (this worship) from us and from you)
Plz don’t forget the Ummah specially palestine ur Dua’s :))
Tell us where u are from and congratulate Eid to ur Brother and sisters In the Wold !
A brother has accepted Islam at the hands of Shaykh Faisal at the Al-Huda Zawiya!
(continued via ShaykhFaisal, posted @ 25 April,2014)
Sister took shahadah at IFC (Islamic Forum of Canada) with shaikh Faisal,
May Almighty Allah bless Brother Andrew Arogatti to be an Ambassador of Islam,
And to be able to spread Islam far and wide In sha Allah.
May Almighty Allah keep him on the Straight Path always In sha Allah, Ameen.
(continued via ShaykhFaisal, posted @ July 6,2014)
A Brother Accepts #Islam with Shaykh Faisal on the Night of Laylatul Qadr #Ramadan
Brother Andrew Arogatti accepts Islam at the hands of Shaykh Faisal.
During Laylatul Qadr Program at IFC (Islamic Forum of Canada).
May Almighty Allah bless Brother Andrew Arogatti to be an Ambassador of Islam,
And to be able to spread Islam far and wide.
May Almighty Allah keep him on the Straight Path always.
a True Muslim, End of Ramadan is not “The End” but Start of a “New Journey” leading towards “The Jannah”.
The Sunnahs that the Muslim should observe on the day of Eid
1 – Doing ghusl before going out to the prayer.
It was narrated in a saheeh hadeeth in al-Muwatta’ that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Umar used to do ghusl on the day of al-Fitr before going out to the prayer-place in the morning. Al-Muwatta’ 428.
Al- Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said that the Muslims were unanimously agreed that it is mustahabb to do ghusl for Eid prayer.
The reason why it is mustahabb is the same reason as that for doing ghusl before Jumu’ah and other public gatherings. Rather on Eid the reason is even stronger.#Sunnah #Eid
Etiquette of Eid 2: Eating before going out to pray on Eid al-Fitr:
Part of the etiquette is not to go out to pray on Eid al-Fitr until one has eaten some dates, because of the hadeeth narrated by al-Bukhaari from Anas ibn Maalik, who said that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used not to go out on the morning of Eid al-Fitr until he had eaten some dates… of which he would eat an odd number. Al-Bukhaari, 953. #Sunnah #Eid
Takbeer – Allahu Akbar
2 people have just accepted Islam and joined the largest family on earth – May Allah keep them and us steadfast and on deen and protect us all
There is no compulsion in Islam – Today Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. The same message that we given by the all the Prophets such as Abraham, Moses, Jesus and prophet Muhammad, peace be upon them all
Bolton Dawah Team, posted 1 hr ago
If you live for a long time and wander in this world from the west to the east, you will not find anybody who is able to give you happiness or remove your unhappiness except for God.
Imam Husayn ibn Ali
*** Have you paid your Zakat yet? ***
Abu Bakr as-Sadiq said, “If they withhold from me a rope that they used to give to Rasulullah (ﷺ) (in zakat), I will fight them for it.” [al-Mughni 2/228]
Do not be like the ones who the Companions fought in the Apostate Wars over Zakat. If you have not paid your Zakat there is no better time then now, especially in these last days of Ramadan when your deeds are multiplied. You can calculate and pay your Zakat in literally a minute online right now. »http://zakat.meteor.com/
I was raised Christian, went to summer camps and so on. I was actually born-again earlier the same year I ended up converting to Islam and was reading the bible regularly. I joined the US military as soon as I turned 17 that year, went to basic training in the summer, after 9/11 was on the Muslim hating bandwagon, and then while browsing the internet for anti-Muslim reasons I stumbled (alhamdulillah) upon some real dawah sites like www.islam-guide.com and others in December.
When I first read about Islam and the belief in the prophets, authenticity of the Quran, story of Salman al-Farsi and such I was so surprised at what I didn’t know that I would wake up and start reading then fall asleep that night still reading. I had some previous issues on Christian inconsistencies especially the early Christian sects, authenticity, changes in dogma, and so on.
During that week of reading I told myself that when I felt like being closer to God the only option was grab a Bible because that’s what I was raised with, but if I wanted to truly be a Christian I had to “choose” it over something else. I read Islam to disprove it but the truth won me over by the will and mercy of Allah. I also had waswas (whispers) just before converting that “you’re white, you can’t be Muslim” and “you’re young and about to go to college, worry about religion later” etc.
Alhamdulillah I became Muslim a day before the New Year but couldn’t find a masjid so did the shahadah in my bedroom and announced it to 4-5 Muslims in an online chatroom. I knew history, proofs of prophethood, the truth/divinity/authenticity of the Quran but nothing else when I converted but learned steadily over time and haven’t stopped learning and confirming that choice was right ever since then.
In Christianity whenever I learned something or had questions it often led to more doubts and you’re told to “just have faith” through the contradictions and errors. While in Islam you find the opposite – you only find perfection and the more you learn and gain knowledge the more it equally increases you in faith. Alhamdulillah for Islam, Allah’s true religion.
(continued via Ali Camarata, posted yesterday @ 1:12 AM)
When people say that the Injeel and the Biblical Gospels are the same thing, they’re either lying or wrong. The Injeel (which is Arabic for “Gospel”) was the message revealed to Prophet Jesus, peace be upon him, that he preached during his ministry. This message was written down at a certain point but it was not preserved. And the Injeel was lost shortly after Jesus was taken up into Paradise. The Biblical Gospels, however, are not the same thing. They’re more like hadiths of Prophet Jesus, peace be upon him. And due to the fact that these “hadiths of Jesus” were changed and we don’t know who the actual authors of the texts were, they’d be considered as weak hadiths. Though they do contain LOTS of elements from the Injeel’s core message of submitting to the One God, they’re not the actual Injeel itself. This is a common misconception among not only non-Muslims, but Muslims as well. The reason many people don’t know that the two are very different is because Christian missionaries (particularly ones whose focus is getting Muslims to apostatize to Christianity, astagfor’Allah) try to draw an unnecessarily large connection between two related, but not identical things.
(continued via Tareq McDonald, posted 6 hr ago)
“Islam is not a new religion, but a final restatement of the original revelation that has been conveyed to humanity by messengers and prophets sent by God. The original unchanged revelations given to Abraham and other prophets (like Moses, Jesus etc) reaching back to Adam(peace be upon all of them) all came from One true God (The Creator). This common origin explains their similarities in many beliefs and values However over time the teachings of the various religions, due to a variety of reasons, have become distorted and mixed with man-made ideas…
The Last Prophet and Messenger of God, Muhammad(peace be upon him) who is a direct descendent of Abraham through his first born son, Ishmael, was sent with the last Guidance, Revelation, Testament, The Holy Quran to amend and correct the changes and corruption made in “Torah” which was sent to Moses and the true “Gospel” which was sent to Jesus. To say the truth, God preserved all other Holy Books plainly by preserving His last Book the Holy Quran, which contains the right and the truth of all that was changed in those other Books.
Continue reading “Islam is..”
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WORDS OF THE PROPHET (S.A.W.):
“Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers. In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves, for the unfortunate one is he who is deprived in (this month) of the mercy of Allah, the Mighty, the Exalted.”
Narrated by Imam Tabarani
(continued via Islam Means Peace, posted 44 min. ago)
Alhamdulillah, Br. David accepted Islam today at the masjid after iftar…Make plenty of duas for our new brother.
(continued via Didsbury Medosque, posted 3 hr ago)
Alhamdulillah, Brother Barrie accepted Islam today at the mosque with Imam Mustafa Graf.
Blessed Time, Blessed News. Make plenty of Dua for your brother
(continued via Didsbury Mosque, posted 11 hr ago)
“I am a non-muslim niqabi from Germany. I have chosen this because I wanted to escape the western way of dressing. I love Muslim clothing for its modesty. You see a woman in abaya and niqab and you automatically don’t judge her. It comes naturally. And I myself find it beautiful. I always wanted to have that too. Initially I just wanted to don the hijab but as I am no muslim, I always felt uncomfortable because people were able to recognize me and I am not able to wear hijab all the time. This is a small town and it wouldn’t look good because people might think I merely take it a fashion statement.. And that is the worst thing that can happen, because the hijab has such a profound meaning for muslim women.
Additionally my husband didn’t wanted me to wear the hijab, he was kind of freaking out. In my office I was not allowed to wear it either and also my friends didn’t react well. So I chose not to wear it anymore. I stopped muslim dressing for a while, mainly because my husband was totally upset and told me to stop wearing it. The problem in Europe is the total misconception of islam. A woman in Abaya and Hijab (Niqab) is automatically suppressed. But this is nonsense. While I was doing some research I was actually quite impressed to see how many women basically decided to don the hijab without their husbands or families even wanting them to wear it at all. But the misconception and false allegations throughout the world have already polluted people’s minds.
So, as I said, I have not been wearing muslim clothing (loose fit, hijab) for quite a while. But out of a sudden, I started dreaming about wearing abayas, headcoverings etc.. And this time I thought I will surrender to what is even haunting me in my dreams. And as I didn’t want to show my face to anybody, also to avoid discomfort, I decided to go for the niqab (my husband eventually consented because it hides my identity). And I felt very comfortable. In the beginning it was very difficult breathing. But you are getting used to it. Unfortunately I cannot wear jilbab and niqab all the time. I know this is not the correct way, but I am trying my best to wear it as often as possible. But let me make clear to you that I don’t take my Niqab as a fashion statement. I simply feel very secure when I am wearing it. We live in an overly superficial environment where people are only judged by their looks. And I wanted to escape. That is my reason as a non muslim to wear it.
… And maybe this feeling (my dreams) were a hint of god and is bringing me to islam sometime.” -Isabell
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Laylatul Qadr: the Night of Power
The Qur’an was revealed over a period of 23 years with the Night of Power considered the night in which the first revelations of Islam and the prophethood of Prophet Muhammed ﷺ began. This night is in celebration of the arrival of the Qur’an.
In Arabic, Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is described in the Qur’an as, “better than a thousand months” (Sura 97:3). Al-Qadr means power and implies having power over something, particularly to Allah. The character of Allah is said to be excellence in power, capable, all powerful, almighty and also implies “high esteem” and thus the Night of Power is to be highly esteemed.
Here, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf discusses the blessings of this night, when it occurs & what to do during the last 10 nights of Ramadan.
(continued via WhyIslam, posted 16 min ago)
The Bible was at one point a divinely inspired work, but it became altered in its early history to the point of being a much more humanly work. It was copied over into many different languages, several edits were put into the early versions, several books were added or removed, and eventually the original version in the original text that was first ever made was lost. We don’t have a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of the original Bible, as one Biblical scholar named Bart Ehrman put it. And the true message of Jesus Christ was lost in the canon of the church. Jesus taught worshiping God alone. Even in the Bible that we have today, Jesus taught that. But Paul completely misunderstood it, and then the church was organized and went to the Jesus and the Holy Spirit and God being all the same thing, worshiping Jesus instead if God alone, etc.
That’s partly why the message of Islam was brought to mankind. To restore the message that had been lost. Not only was the Holy Qur’an revealed in one language and done so it an extremely beautiful and poetic manner, but it’s been preserved completely in its original language and original context since it was first revealed. And even before the first hard copy of the Qur’an was written down, there were numerous companions of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, who memorized the entire Qur’an that was revealed to the Prophet. After several people memorized the entire Qur’an word for word, it was written down. And there are millions of people worldwide who have memorized the entire Qur’an exactly the same way.
Now even though the Bible was altered and it’s a more humanly work nowadays, that doesn’t mean we can’t still learn from it. We can learn a lot from the stories and verses in the Bible. Many of the lessons very closely resemble the teachings found in Islam. So even though the Bible may be in error since it was changed, we can still learn so much from it. And we can verify what is true in the Bible by comparing it to the Holy Qur’an. Some stories appear in the Bible that are confirmed by stories in the Holy Qur’an. Some stories when compared show indications of change. Others are neither confirmed nor denied, but we can still learn important lessons from them. That’s why even as a Muslim I’m fond of reading the Bible AND the Holy Qur’an. Now that being said, for new Muslims, it’s important to understand the key differences in whether or not each text was preserved or not. As long as we keep those differences in mind, we can read the Bible and and still remain Muslim without having doubts when reading.
(Continued via Tareq McDonald, posted 19 mins. ago)
Another Aussie sister embraced Islam Mashallah
It was so that a Muslim sister and her friend were passing by the Melbourne CBD state library when they came across IREAs Da’ees and the non Muslim sister discussed Islam.
She was from a Christian background. After learning more about Islam and the impression of her Muslim friend’s usual great character didn’t took long for her to decide to take Shahada.
May Allah bless them both.
Lesson for us to be practicing Muslims when around our non Muslim colleagues, u never know when will it impact.
(continued via IREA, posted 22 hr ago)
My name is Samantha, 25 years old born and brought up in, Canada
Growing up I used to drink, smoke, and go downtown every weekend. I would even go out on the weekdays for martini Monday and on Wednesday and Thursday nights on occasion. Because all of this was so socially acceptable in my culture I never once seen a problem with it. It was very normal as everyone used to have similar lifestyle
With mental health being a huge issue in my family I landed myself on three different types of medications. I used to cry and cry wondering what was wrong with me and why I wasn’t a happy girl with a happy heart. Continue reading “Islam changed my life- Samantha”
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