Developing a Muslim identity is not just about how we look


Developing a Muslim identity is not just about how we look. It is about how we behave; Our character includes good deeds and patience!

[103:2] Indeed, mankind is in loss,
[103:3] Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.
[Quran, Surah Al- Asr (the Time)]

Gary Larocque



Just a reminder that the SISTERS DAWAH WORKSHOP will be tomorrow from 1-3pm in McDougalls prayer hall. We’re really excited to have sr Zeina Khayat as a teacher and we hope you all enjoy the session.
Please remember that if you want to volunteer and give da’wah during Discover Islam Week then it is ESSENTIAL that you attend this workshop.
More details can be found by following the link;
As well as our workshop tomorrow we have a few other sisters events coming up inshallah;
More details can be found by following the link;
3-5pm in McDougalls
This weeks topics will be the importance of seeking knowledge and book recommedations
More details can be found by following the link;

The very first command to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was “Iqra”, “Read!”

The very first command to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was “Iqra”, “Read!”

Many of us fail at even some of the most basic acts in life simply because we do not “READ!”

The semantics of the linguistic aspects of read vs recite I personally do not feel are important especially if it distracts us from the far more important detail behind the incident. The point of the experience for Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was that he was commanded to repeat a message that he would share with all mankind, which Ameer Akhtar mentioned in his post above, is that the message was not simply a command to blindly repeat what was being revealed (read/recite). It was a command to understand what what was being revealed based on our God given ability to reason an to use that reason to apply the message based on correct understanding. We get that correct understanding from the Qur’an and the example of our Prophet through his authentic sunnah. in shaa’Allah

I am better then you… Who says? My ego!!!

I am better then you… Who says? My ego!!!
Subhanna’Allah, be humble folks. There is always someone better. If not now there will be. We all age and we all get replaced except for those who have sincere remembrance of Allah. He replaces no one unless they choose to be replaced through their own inaction.
O’Allah protect us from ourselves. Ameen!

Gary Larocque
13 hrs ·

I remember a time in my life where I…


I remember a time in my life where I didn’t have big dreams. In fact, I wasn’t really dreaming at all. I lived day-to-day, looking for ways to meet my own needs of significance or love.

I had no idea what I really wanted in my life, and if I did, I was afraid to chart my own course to make it happen. The first day I realized that I was following the aspirations of those around me, instead of my own, I was in shock. I drove around for several hours, up and down the coast looking to get lost somewhere fast, with no direction to go in at all.

The drive was a good metaphor for my life. talk a lot about “dreaming big” and making big goals, but few people talk about the other side of that equation.

Most of us, as children have big dreams, expansive imaginations, and energy and hope that could fuel a spaceship to Mars.

The problem wasn’t the inability to dream big – the problem was about the beliefs, fears, and negative voices that became so loud, that the mind could no longer dream, or take action.

Dreaming big is exciting. Dreaming big, and making massive goals and never achieving them is depressing.

So what changed?

I did. I began to put myself into environments and experiences which would force me to stand on my own two feet. Instead of living through the accomplishments or success of others, I committed to creating my own.

Owning who I truly wanted to be. Not what a degree on the wall said, not what people expected, not what was comfortable and easy, like a costume I could slip into.

I wanted to own my vision, and with the help of Allah, seeking His pleasure, I starting taking those baby steps towards change.

This is where my coaching career began.

(continued via sister, Megan Wyatt)



Assalamu alaiykum!


a unique course taught by Br Luqmaan (a 4th year student of Arabic)

who will be teaching a combination of the “Arabic Between your Hands” course and the “Madinah University Arabic” course with some useful additions.

the course aims to:
1) cover different structures and grammar
2) cover “root words”
3) equip people with the knowledge of vocabulary and how to form sentences
4) enable students to study Arabic independently

this course is appropriate for those with no knowledge, or little knowledge of the Arabic language, so don’t be shy.

its also free smile emoticon

so join us for our first taster session:
DATE- 10th of February
LOCATION- University place 6.207
TIME- 5:45- 7:15

See you there insha’allah!!!

(continued via The University Of Manchester Islamic Society ISoc)


Takbeer, sister took her ‪#‎Shahadah‬ with the team in ‪#‎Newcastle‬


Alhamdulillah, we have a new sister in Islam!

Sister Sarah made the declaration of faith last night and accepted Islam. Some of the IDC team went to Newcastle University Mosque today to “meet and greet” and give her our New Muslim Support Gift Box! smile emoticon

She spoke to the head of our New Muslim Support for Sisters in Newcastlle, informed her of classes and social gatherings and we will arrange a mentor.

Exciting times for her, may Allah reward her! Ameen. Please keep her in your dua.

(cotinued via Islamic Diversity Centre)

❝I worshiped Allah for 50 years and did not find the sweetness of worship until I left off three things

❝I worshiped Allah for 50 years and did not find the sweetness of worship until I left off three things:

1 – seeking the pleasure of people so I was able to speak the truth.
2 – befriending immoral people so I was able to befriend the righteous.
3 – delights of this worldly life so I was able to find the delights of the next life.❞

— Ahmad b. Harb (d. 234h) Siyar ‘Alam an-Nubala

Takbeer, Allahu Akbar, Famous German footballer ‪#‎DannyBlum‬ Embraced Islam.

Takbeer, Allahu Akbar, Famous German footballer ‪#‎DannyBlum‬ Embraced Islam.



CAIRO – Germany’s young footballer Danny Blum has announced his reversion to Islam, describing it as a religion of hope and strength.

“Islam gives me hope and strength. Pray calms my soul,” Blum told Bild newspaper on Monday, January 26.

“I was short-tempered, erratic and did not know where I belong,” he added.

Blum joined 1. FC Nürnberg in Bavaria last July. The team plays in the he Second Division of professional football in Germany, the Bundesliga.

Shortly after joining the team, he injured his knee and was forced eventually to take six months off.

A few weeks ago, he took the decision to revert to Islam, joining the world’s fastest growing religion.

“Living in the lap of luxury. Every weekend make alarm. No responsibility for anything. And what actually comes after retirement?” the questions came to Blum as he sat at home.
Talking with his friends about religion, he landed in Islam.

“I have visited a mosque and I immediately risen the heart. I felt this is something for me and wanted to know more,” Blum told Bild.

Ever since, he prays five times a day and eat halal food. Informing his parents with his decision, the 24-year-old player said they were scare at first.

“They are devout Christians. But soon they said that I have to go that route if I believe that it is right,” he said.

“Islam is a peaceful religion. My faith says: never force anyone to do what he does not want. If you think, it has to come voluntarily from the heart!”

Germany is believed to be home to nearly 4 million Muslims, including 220,000 in Berlin alone. Turks make up an estimated two thirds of the Muslim minority.

I’m Very Irish… And a Muslim Too!


Leslie Carter’s Journey to Islam
Hi, I’m Leslie Carter.

I work for the Islamic Cultural Center in the women’s office as an assistant to the woman’s coordinator.

I’m Muslim. I converted from Christianity, I’m a Muslim three years now.

I had a lot of questions in my faith in Christianity since I was a teenager. The whole theme of confession, I just didn’t feel comfortable with me going into a box and telling the priest my sins and he says say this and say that and you are forgiven. I thought my sins should be between myself and God. Continue reading “I’m Very Irish… And a Muslim Too!”



INVITATION: I became Muslim in October 2012. I accepted Islam because the concept of tauwheed (the Oneness of God) made logical sense to me and Islam did not compromise on that. It was tauwheed and no other belief. No budging. No leeway. It was tauheed and nothing else. And I first became curious about Islam because of the life of El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X). And I invite everybody here to read about Islam and to study Islam. If you fear something, seek knowledge about it. Perhaps you fear it because you don’t know about the reality of it.

Tareq McDonald
8 hrs ·

Australian Sister, Sarah’s Journey to dear islam


Coming from the country side in Australia, I was never exposed to Islam. I knew nothing about it. I thought of it as an oppressive religion, whenever I heard about it. It wasn’t until I went to Malaysia, that God guided me in ways I never expected, Subhan’Allah.

I learned that Muslim women also have rights, which were legally given even before the West did. Meeting impressive women like Sisters in Islam and Marina Mahathir, also inspired me to divulge into Islam more. I found that I could have a career and be a Muslim. However it wasn’t until a year later, I reverted, Alhamdulillah. Continue reading “Australian Sister, Sarah’s Journey to dear islam”

French Director Finds Islam After Charlie Attacks


CAIRO – French director Isabelle Matic has announced her decision to revert to Islam on her FaceBook account, making the unexpected announcement only a few days after Charlie Hebdo Paris attacks.

“Today, I passed through the first pillar of Islam. There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Prophet,” Matic said in a message posted on her Facebook page on January 11.

She followed her announcement with a series of posts in which she thanked Moroccan actor Hicham Bahloul for announcing her decision on Moroccan papers.

“Between the massacre at the premises of Charlie Hebdo and other event that have followed: I became a Muslim,” Matic wrote.In another message, she described how she took the decision and its effect on her beliefs in freedom of expression.

“Am I still for freedom of expression for all and Charlie Hebdo in particular?! Yes,” Matic wrote yesterday.

“With regard to my position towards the caricatures of the Prophet, I will write you the text of the SMS that I received this morning from a mosque which agreed quite well with my thoughts since the beginning of the cartoons, well before I became a Muslim,” she added

“They are making fun of Muhammad and do not harm Muhammad. They are making fun of a character that they have imagined and to whom they have given a name. This man is not our Prophet,” she wrote.

The new Muslim referred to the early life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) when non-believers rejected his calls to Islam.

“The Makkans laughed at Muhammad (worthy of praise) in the appellant Modamam (worthy of name calling). The prophet peace be upon him was smiling. Yes, he was smiling! And he said: They are making fun of Modamam and not me,” Matic wrote.

“The wisdom is the answer to provocations. And this is what our beloved Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be with him) has taught us.

“So when Charlie Hebdo will be published insha ‘ allah (God willing), do not pay attention. Do not respond to the provocation. And do not give them of importance,” she added.

In its Wednesday’s edition, Charlie Hebdo magazine features a cartoon of a man they claim to be the prophet of Islam on the cover.

The cover depicts Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) with a tear falling from his cheek, holding a sign that says, “Je suis Charlie” under the headline “All Is Forgiven.”

The edition is the first after two gunmen attacked the magazine’s headquarters in Paris, killing 10 journalists and two policemen. Two of the dead were Muslims, an editor and a police cop.

It culminates the magazine’s long history of offending millions of Muslims worldwide.

Russian Model Masha Alalykina Converts to Islam


She was never a religious person and even in a million years she would have never thought about converting to Islam “ It did not even cross my mind that I might perform the pilgrimage and drink the best water – the water of Zamzam” she says.

One day she got a phone call where they tell her, that her best friend in another city was in coma-no one really knew if she would survive or not! Being helpless and unable to do anything to help her friend, she thought to pray and ask God to help her friend.
The next day her friend calls her and says : “I saw you when I was unconscious and you helped me a lot.” She start crying and realized that she have never asked God for anything and when she prayed with all her heart and put the faith in it, the prayer was heard.
Continue reading “Russian Model Masha Alalykina Converts to Islam”

Swedish sister Freja’s Journey to Islam


Assalamu Alaykum

My name is Freja and I am new converted Muslim from Sweden, alhamdulillah..

But my family doesn’t know it because they are not into these things..

You see, in Sweden we see Islam from a whole diffrente perspective because here we are rasied so diffrente to.

So my family think it is like not”matching”our society that have niqab/ -hijab or don’t eat pig and my mother says that we can’t live after rules that was made for over 1000 years!

She have insulted me, get angry at me, maked me so sad and she wants me to stop with Islam and she says that I scare her. When I told her that I want to read arabic in secondary high school she was like “You enjoy to act this foolish?”and she told me that life is more than just a book, and that I should learn life.. And this is a problem because I am Muslim.

I know what is life but she never gives up until I leave Islam. I have found Islam very early, I have just turned 14 years old and people calls me craaazzyy and tells me to wait for the”right choice”.. But who said I didn’t?

I know Islam is the truth and Islam is my way of life and I put my trust in Allah. I am fighting for Allah and for my religion and I will never leave this choice because I feel it in my heart, I am not forced, I have the will and my mother should be happy for me, but she is just disapointed and I am like a shame for the whole family…

When I try to discuss with her about why I choosed Islam she is so stubborn, like she is not even listening because all she can say after my sentence is”Bullshit, Freja”. Astaghfirullah, I can’t do all the things a Muslim is supposed to do. I want wear hijab, I dont want eat pork, I want to feel peace, and I do even though people are against me and mean. I know I have so much to learn ofc, but I also know that this is what I want and noone can ever change that.

Please pray for me, and share my message, I ain’t weak anymore, Allah made me stronger and Alhamdulillah, so glad that he made me go this way to Islam.

“Please share in sha Allah”



Jakarta | A catholic priest from the island of Java in Indonesia who has woken up from a 17 month long coma has converted himself to Islam after the man claims Allah spoke to him and showed him “the beauty of the heavens”.

The 87-year old priest from Spain has lived and preached on the island for more then 43 years and is fluent in Javanese and various dialects of the different ethnic groups of the island and is a well known and respected figure amongst all religious groups of the area.

The man who has suffered a cardiac arrest while helping local volunteers to fix the roof of his own church and fell an incredible two stories high has managed to survive and come out of his coma, in brittle shape, yet a changed man.


“I know nothing of Islam. Never once have I read the Quran but God spoke to me and asked me to follow him to the heavens and the Holy light shone through my entire being and behold the golden gates of heaven appeared before me and God told me his name and it was Allah” told the newly convert to a journalist of the Kalimantan Press.

The man who miraculously suffers no spinal injury should be able to walk soon, admits the physician who took care of him at South Jakarta’s Metropolitan Medical Centre. “This must be the strongest 80-year old I have ever seen. His bones should be smashed to pieces” ponders Jim Won May, who has practiced medecine for over twenty years. 

His conversion to Islam took most of his church followers by surprise, but interestingly enough, already half of his christian followers have showed interest in converting to Islam. “If Allah is the true God, I don’t want to be misled in the wrong direction on judgement day. I trust Father Eduardo. We all believe in him” explains one of his followers.

The priest who is still under medical attention has already ordered the construction of a new mosque and his followers are already hard at work to find the funds necessary for the task. “We owe it to Father Eduardo for all he has done for us” comments one of the devotees of the old catholic church, that is now for sale.

Worship in Islam


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Since the beginning of human history, worship has played a central role in people’s lives. Devotion to a higher being continues to tie humanity together despite differences in customs and a variety of beliefs. We often associate worship with specific religious acts performed to a deity, distinguishing it from other facets of one’s life. However, the concept of worship in Islam is all-encompassing and incorporates ritual worship as well as common daily tasks. This pamphlet discusses the balance Islam encourages between our spiritual and worldly endeavors, while also explaining core rites Muslims perform to worship God.

In Islam, worship is the very purpose of our existence. God declares in the Quran, the holy book of Islam, “I did not create … mankind except to worship Me” (51:56). Muslims worship God, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, out of love and submission. They believe that He is the One God (Allahin Arabic) who is completely unique and only He deserves to be worshipped.

Worshipping God is a comprehensive concept within Islam. Along with traditional rituals, such as praying and fasting, it also consists of any lawful action a person does with God-consciousness and in the hopes of earning reward from Almighty God. Therefore, devoting oneself to God in Islam does not require a person to enter a place of worship nor embrace monasticism. Rather, fulfilling this purpose of life is an active daily pursuit from the Islamic perspective. Hence, a Muslim can be engaged in worship throughout the day, be it at home, work or anywhere else.

Continue reading “Worship in Islam”

Gentle Request!!


Assalam alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh,

Dear Respected brothers and sisters,

After publishing a post at our blog with the name of “Non Muslim’s here are 9 questions you should ask yourself before converting to Islam.” we come to know this article has not been effective for us and not been written for the purpose of what is article saying and source was not trustable so it has been removed.

I as ur small bro. in islam trying my best to post the posts which are from the Authentic sources, and our mission is just serving humanity (with delivering) the true message of this deen according to our ability though we have lots of other efforts to do and we are not even comparable as other ppl’s services and devotion to dear islam.

I appreciate my brother Steeve London for letting me know about this article and its weak source, and i ask all of u and need all ur supports through ur idea and comments always plz help me.

Jazakallah khayran, and plz don’t forget me and All the Ummah in ur duas :

This woman came looking for gas money and Allah gave her Islam.


This woman came looking for gas money and Allah gave her Islam.

Her car broke down and she walked into a Muslim restaurant. The owner said “I’ll pay for your petrol, just give me ten minutes of your time”, to which she agreed.

Immediately he began to talk to her about Islam and she responded by saying that she has been experiencing a very troubling time and was even contemplating suicide but couldn’t do so out of fear of God.

She then brought the owner to tears when she revealed that her ex-boyfriend recently had a dream that she was wearing a hijab, and she had since been interested in the religion. She then told him that she has also been looking for peace in her heart, and this must be a sign that God wanted to guide her. When she was asked if she wanted to accept Islam, she immediately began to cry uncontrollably and recited the testimony of faith.

The owner then showed her the local mosque next door and requested she come tomorrow to meet the Muslim community. The next morning she arrived dressed in the Islamic garment ready to proclaim her faith publicly.

She came for gas money and Allah gave her Islam. May Allah protect her and keep her steadfast.

If you want to assist this sister please contact Companion Dawah

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