By: Mariam Veiszadeh
“I’m afraid of leaving my house with my young children because I don’t know how to protect both if them if someone attacked us.” So says a friend of mine – an otherwise confident mother of two.
“It wasn’t the physical altercation that hurt me, it was those words.” That’s another friend who was physically attacked by a man in Sydney’s CBD. He called her a “f—ing terrorist!” among other expletives.
There are many people who are scared and confused about ISLAM because they have been getting a negative image about ISLAM from the main stream media such as FOX news. After watching this episode of TheDeenShow you’ll have a very good idea and understanding about what ISLAM is really all about.
Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India with in few days. Do you know Modi is known as Controversial Hindu nationalist who was involved in so many anti Islamic / anti Muslim activities in India including the mass murder of Muslims took place in Gujarat, under Modi’s leadership. in 2002.
Indian Muslims are not the only one who need to be worried about their next prime minister but Hindus as well, because some legal sources says that he was involved in the murder of Hindu pilgrims (Godhra train burning) which was blamed to Muslims in 2002.
Following are some pictures of terrorist attacks from past done and supported by Modi’s political party. According to Human Rights Watch report these attacks against Muslims were supported by Modi’s state government and official police as well.
By: Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance
In this blessed month of Ramadan, while many of us reflect on our lives, some of us desperately want to leave riba (usury) – in our jobs, in our finances, in our lives.
But something always holds us back.
According to many of our greatest scholars, among the two greatest fears preventing us from leaving the haram and the makruh are fear of poverty and fear of what other people may think.
As we approach the blessed last ten days of this month, let us ponder upon how these two fears affect our own lives. Sheikh Moulay al-Arabi al-Darqawi writes:
“Attacks by the self and shaytan do not get the better of us from any direction as much as that of concern for provision. Yet our Lord — glory be to Him! — has sworn to us by Himself in His Book,
“It is certainly the truth, just as you have speech.” (51:23), and, “Instruct your family to perform the prayer and be constant in it. We do not ask you for provision. We provide for you, and the best end result is gained by taqwa.” (20:132)
There are many verses with this meaning and many hadiths of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace…I only mention this to you out of the fear that what has happened to most people will happen to you. We see most of them have many means — in the deen and in this world, and yet they are intensely afraid of poverty…