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THE MEANING OF THE FIVE DAILY PRAYERS

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A very beautiful and inspirational explanation.

Our 5 daily prayers are a way to curb over-attachment to anything material. The five daily prayers regulate our lives with their specific timings to teach us that indeed Allah is Greater than anything else that we might be occupied at that moment. The dawn prayer teaches us that the most beloved thing to us; comfort and sleep, should not control us- so we rise up in the cold mornings, wash ourselves and pray in an acknowledgement that Allah is Greater than our love for comfort and sleep. The midday and afternoon prayer teaches us that no matter how engrossed we are with work or the short lunch hour that we so highly value; it’s not the purpose of our existence. So we leave it for a few minutes and stand and pray testifying indeed Allah is Greater. On Friday, we dedicate if not most, all our lunch hour to attend the Friday sermon and prayer. The dusk prayer, that time when we are finally home and about to spend time with our family, eat dinner or simply relax- we get up and pray together to confirm that Allah is Greater than any of that. Finally the night prayer, Isha’- when we are tired after a long day of work and responsibilities ready to fall into bed and sleep, we pray again to prove that submitting to Allah is Greater than falling to our warm beds. All these serve as constant reminders to us that as much as we love life, we live for a higher purpose. Conversely, if we are having a terrible day, these spiritual checkpoints save us from a fatalistic outlook and serve to remind us that there’s always something more and our problems are not the permanent.

ALLAHU AKBAR..

Please share to inspire others and spread the message that our Allah is Greater. JazaakAllah Kair.

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The Sunna of being a good husband

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Sourceresulullah.org

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) set an example for his wives with his behavior and actions.Therefore, the head of the family should behave in the manner he expects his spouse to behave. One is reciprocated in the same manner as he acts.

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The Trews – Kim Kardashian’s Bum: What Should We Think? (Video)

info-pictogram1 Kim Kardashian has bared her bottom again, this time for the cover of Paper magazine, but is she just another symptom of postmodernist confusion and cultural decline or is there a deeper psychological explanation for her fame?

The four schools of Islamic Law

By: Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad

Sourceilmgate.org

The ummah’s greatest achievement over the past millennium has undoubtedly been its internal intellectual cohesion. From the fifth century of the Hijra almost to the present day, and despite the outward drama of the clash of dynasties, the Sunni Muslims have maintained an almost unfailing attitude of religious respect and brotherhood among themselves. It is a striking fact that virtually no religious wars, riots or persecutions divided them during this extended period, so difficult in other ways.

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A Short Explanation of The Quran

A Short Explanation of Holy Quran (1)

Source: islam44.net

By: Naveed Shamem

Quran is the last book of Allah swt revealed on last prophet Muhammad salal laho aliehi waslam.It is the only book which is free from all kinds of error and flaw .It has been preserved both in the form of book and also memorized by the Muslims generation after generations.

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Don’t call me “convert” nor ”revert” for that matter

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By: Myriam Francois-Cerrah

Sourcehttp://myriamfrancoiscerrah.wordpress.com/

An explanation of why I reject the construct:

My opposition to the use of the word convert to describe someone like myself (Muslim over a decade) is linked to the exclusive and thus exclusionary dimension of the term ‘convert’.

It both identifies those of non-Muslim heritage as different to the rest of the community, in some cases, particularly white converts, as somehow superior and more enlightened, worthy of adulation and praise for having left behind the (implied superior) dominant culture to adopt the (implied lesser) subaltern culture, and on the other hand, serves to deligitimise those same voices when necessary by putting into question the ‘true’ Islamic nature of their identity.

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Nouman Ali Khan: Why feed the poor? (Video)

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info-pictogram1 Charity Right Presents: A short explanation of Surah Al-Muddaththir – Ayah 43 to 47 by Nouman Ali Khan.

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Anonymous Leaks Most Comprehensive List of Gazan Civilian Deaths

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By: Anonymous

Source: http://anonhq.com/

Israel is continuing to attack Gaza on all fronts with heavy air and drone attacks.

After the takedown of hundreds of Israeli websites, the Anonymous hackers now have leaked the most comprehensive list of Gazan civilian deaths together with a short explanation of the circumstances in which they were killed:

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Pious Woman is Half of Deen

Hadith Explanation

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever Allah blesses with a pious woman has in fact been helped by Allah with half his Deen. So he should fear Allah (struggle to achieve) regarding the other half as well.” [Majma Az-Zawa’id by Imam Al-Haythami: Kanz-ul-Ammaal]

This hadith informs us of the importance of having an Allah-fearing woman as one’s wife. Having such a wife has been equated with having half of Eeman and Islam. Such a woman is to be treasured for the benefits she brings to her husband in this world and in the next.

In this life she makes his home a peaceful sanctuary for him. Her love and obedience enables his family life to be spent pleasantly. The children are brought up lovingly to be righteous Muslims and they become Sadaqah Jaariya for their parents.

The benefit a pious wife brings to her husband’s Akhirah is that she facilitates his religious obligations. She encourages him to be a better Muslim, to pray regularly, to perform his prayers in the Masjid. If he is involved in activities to earn Allah’s pleasure she doesn’t bother him with demands. She allows him to keep his focus on earning Allah’s pleasure.

She lives contentedly with his income and doesn’t goad him to increase their standard of living by Haraam means. She doesn’t taunt him by saying things like, “Look at so-and so’s household, how comfortably they live, how well they eat!” Instead, she thanks Allah and her husband that he does not bring ill-gotten wealth into the house.

A pious wife spends her time positively and so the other members of the household also learn from her example to utilize their time to benefit their Akhirah. Since she doesn’t watch TV or movies, a lot of evil and un-Islamic influences are kept at bay.

It is thus no wonder that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) says that a pious woman is half of the Deen.

Source: http://dailyhadith.adaptivesolutionsinc.com/hadith/Pious-Woman-is-Half-of-Deen.htm