Allah knows every leaf that falls from the trees and
He knows every tear that falls from your eyes.
Do not worry, Allah will take care of your affairs.
Nothing happens except by His permission.
For a “religion of peace,” Muslims sure do a lot of killing.
Islam’s holiest month of fasting and prayer began May 26 and runs until tomorrow, June 24. So far, there have been 161 terror attacks and 1,483 killed, reports The Religion of Peace website, which keeps a running tally. Another 1,557 were wounded.
“ While the far right has always been obsessed with Jewish people, today’s far right is fixated too with Muslims and Islam. After three Islamist terrorist attacks in just a few weeks, some believe that Muslims as a whole are a fifth column, an internal menace to western civilisation. And that’s what leads on to what you could call ‘Breivikism’. In 2011, the Norwegian fascist terrorist Anders Breivik launched an Islamophobic attack that did not target Muslims. Instead, he targeted young socialists, whom he believed were traitors responsible for mass immigration, multiculturalism and the Islamisation of Europe. According to this worldview, the left is the enabler of Islam, and therefore just as culpable for the destruction of the west ”
Owen Jones, ‘Far-right extremists are cornered and dangerous. They must be challenged’, The Guardian
At Speaker’s Corner, on Sunday, the 7th of August (2016), Jay Smith and Hatun Tash introduced 26 Arabic Qur’ans which they claimed had differences between them, and had differences with the current canonized ‘Hafs’ Qur’an, used by millions around the world today.
The mostly Arabic speaking crowd who listened to them became understandably quite agitated and angry, as this material goes against everything they have been taught for over 1,000 years, and would suggest that their Qur’an does not come from God, but was simply made by man, which would explain then why there were so many differences.
Because of the volatility of Speaker’s Corner, and because the material Jay and Hatun were introducing was quite technical and difficult to communicate, especially to an angry crowd; they announced from the ladder that they would be putting up another ‘follow-up’ video to not only explain what they were saying on the ladder, but show the actual changes which we can find in the written Arabic between two of the 26 Arabic Qur’ans on display, the Hafs and the Warsh versions.
This video then is that ‘follow-up’ video. In it you will see Jay and Hatun discuss in a quiet studio the differences which do exist between the 2 of the 26 Qur’ans, and background concerning how and why these differences occur.
We hope that with this video you can better understand what Jay and Hatun are trying to communicate, and that it will begin the debate concerning whether indeed the Qur’an is from God, or from man.
tags- islam, quran 26 versions, allah jesus God qu’ran bible, is quran true words of God?
You know it’s the first day of Ramadan when you actually see the city coming to life where people decorate mosques and streets with lanterns made of colored glass and tin, with candles or light bulbs inside. Hundreds of brightly-colored lights can be seen ornamenting the streets of Egypt. The mosques are all lit and shops are open almost all night with food displayed in the shops that are customary offered especially during the holy month. Ramadan-themed tents start to set up, preparing folkloric entertainment which will be held on a nightly basis throughout the month.
Ramadan is considered to be one of the most joyful months of the whole year. It is a chance for a person to recharge their spiritual energy, “getting the chance to avoid committing wordy sins or unnecessary habits when this time would be better used to strengthen one’s spirituality or used to take part in charity which is both beneficial for the community and one’s mental health,” said Ahmed El Mahdy is a 27-year- old Imam in Heliopolis.
Especially in Egypt, not only Muslims feel a huge difference during Ramadan but also Christians as well share the satisfaction provided from the incredible sense of unity people feel during this month. “Whenever Christians get the chance to join in the Ramadan traditions and believes, they never miss it,” said Marina Ihab, an applied arts student at 6th of October University.
She elaborated more by saying that the majority of Christians get invited to Iftar outings with their Muslim friends, some others take extra care and avoid eating or drinking water in front of their fasting friend. You can also notice Muslims and sometimes Christians offer free juice and dates to individuals who are not able to make it home right on time to break their fast.
Usually days in Ramadan are very different, quiet and calm all day, busy and eventful all night. After Iftar, you get to see and enjoy the crowded streets of Cairo with the bustling sound of people chatting and laughing sitting together eating and watching Ramadan’s TV series in nearby coffee shops that during normal days close around 10:30 p.m.
One of the most amazing things that will automatically grab your attention in Ramadan, is how people react differently and have different routines and rituals than the rest of the year. But the fun hardly starts before the Iftar.
Thus, we thought of digging deep in some people’s lives and ask them how their lives differ before and after Iftar.
Let’s start with a 40-year-old mother, Mona El Shemy, who is an assistant chair in the school of business at The American University in Cairo. Mornings in Ramadan are usually hectic for Mona as she only sleeps for a couple of hours. She stays up late, spending the night making Sohour and sitting with her family chatting and watching Ramadan series, but not before she goes to the mosque to pray Tarawih, “I don’t usually go out in Ramadan, but Ramadan nights at home is as awesome as any outing,” She said.
However, in the morning it’s just really boring, she comes back from work at 3 p.m., joins her baby boy in bed and does nothing but sleeps. She wakes up 15 mins before Iftar. Brilliantly, she prepares all food the night before to avoid cooking in the steamy hot sauna she calls “kitchen” after work while she is fasting.
That’s all for Mrs El Shemy, but how do you think a day in Ramadan would be for a middle school boy.
Muhammad Hisham, a 13-year- old student at the German Protestant High School in Cairo, Ramadan days are completely different for a hyper active boy like Muhammad.
His Ramadan mornings are “super annoying,” he said. Muhammad wakes up at around 7 a.m. with barely opened eyes; he starts to get ready for his daily walk to school. He helplessly drags his backpack behind him as he slithers on his way to school with his narrow chestnut-eyes that struggle to stay opened. His days are usually quiet and he usually follows a specific routine before Iftar.
As soon as he comes back from school, he starts getting his assignments done. Then, if he has time, he usually do some artistic activities or browses the internet for a couple of hours and then sleeps until Maghreb. After Iftar, he usually helps his mom clean the dishes, and then starts watching TV with a platter filled with a variety of mouthwatering oriental sweets with his cousin who happens to be living next door.
But this is not the case anymore since for the past 10 days, his cousin travelled and he stopped wasting time watching TV, instead he goes to the masjid for tarawih and tahajjud prayers and afterwards he plays with his friends in the street with the brightly-colored lights hung above them until Suhour.
One of the most interesting examples to compare their days before and after Iftar, was Shahd Sakr, a 21-year-old football player and a student at the American University in Cairo.
Shahd is a veiled young woman with an athletic body. Her days are usually overloaded and mainly divided between university and her football practice. Having too much to do during her day, Shahd is a very organized person who loves to plan ahead before doing anything. During Ramadan days, Shahd usually wakes up at 9 in the morning because of the summer course she is taking. After that, she doesn’t meet up with her friends, instead she prefers to go home and get some rest before going to the gym before Iftar.
Shahd usually breaks her fast with her family, eating a very light meal and as a girl who likes to eat a lot and takes good care of her health, she usually struggles to resist the delicious food her mother makes because of her football practice which starts an hour after Iftar. But after her 3-hour practice comes to an end, she compensates all the effort she did throughout her day and eats her regular full meal.
Despite the fact that being an athlete can be very challenging in Ramadan, Shahd still thinks that Ramadan is still one of her favorite months and couldn’t get any better with its love and sharing spirits that people spread whenever they can to whomever everywhere.
Getting to spend Ramadan in Egypt, you’ll come to notice that it’s not only about the outings, decorations, charity, prayers, food and TV series; it’s much more than that. Each and every aspect on its own would never have the same effect as when we get to combine them all together. It’s as if you get ripe juicy fruits and you blend them all together, you’ll have the sweetest fruit cocktail ever.
The Insider Movement was begun by “Christian missionaries” in the Muslim world frustrated by their apparent fruitlessness. They devised a way to manipulate the results of their labors, by having “Christian converts” continue to act like Muslims. This way, the strife and tensions necessarily brought about by true Christian conversion, and the beliefs and life that are resultantly externalized, are avoided. Christianity without the cross. The crown without thorns.
That this is devastatingly problematic is obvious to Christ’s sheep. They know that to instruct a “Christian” to act like something else is to instruct him to live a life ashamed of King Jesus. And they know that King Jesus will be eternally ashamed of all those who in this life are ashamed of him. This means that he will not welcome them into his courts with gladness, but will cast them into the torments of outer darkness.
Sadly, the Insider Movement does not limit its damning maneuvers to the Muslim world, insidiously working wherever the hearts of men cherish comfort and peace over fidelity to Christ, where men love this world and the things of it too much, and love not enough Christ and his good precepts.
Do you have any non-Christian family members? In the increasingly secularized West, it is not uncommon for Christians to have close family members who identify as atheists. By close family member, I mean that you love and cherish him, you want his good and his lasting friendship. By atheist, I mean that he is intentionally suppressing the truth about God in unrighteousness; and unless he repents and believes the gospel, he will go to hell forever, never again to laugh with you, eat with you, or talk late into the night.
How have you decided to act when you are around him? How have you been encouraged by others to act when you are around him? To speak plainly, and so adorn the truth, if you have decided to speak and act whenever you are around non-Christian family members in a way that could never smell either like life or death, then you have decided to live like your very atheist family members. If Christ’s Lordship is not plain on your tongue and your hands and feet, then you are playacting that he is not Lord. You are committing the same kind of error as the practitioners of the Insider Movement.
Do not be ashamed of Christ. When you come before him on that swift approaching day, “showing unbelievers his love”, wanting them to be comfortable and at ease, wanting to avoid potential final disruptions in familial relations, etc., will not serve as sufficient justification for living ashamed of the King. Your beloved family members, hearing not the good news of salvation from you, will have had their ears spared of that which brings faith, faith necessary for eternal life. You will have lived a life unworthy of the gospel.
“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:26 NASB
When hiding your deeds, Allah will expose them to reveal the good side of a person.
The person who does good deeds for the people, his good deeds have no value and will have no effect.
To test yourself: look at how you are in public, in private, when people are asleep or when you are alone.
Some would fast for 40 years and their own wives wouldn’t even know about it. They would take the lunch she made and give it to the poor.
Keep the good deeds you are doing like Qiyaam, fasting, weekly charity, and do it in private after Ramadan.
Micha Danzig on the Tipping Point regarding last Friday’s Palestinian Islamist Supremacist terror attack that resulted in the murder of Hadas Malka (Z’L) and the Orwellian and morally inverted response by the supposedly moderate Palestinian Authority to that attack as well as the ongoing impact of the EU- and USA-funded “pay for slay” policies of the PA.
Thousands of Muslims in Saskatoon will congregate in the coming days at Prairieland Park as Ramadan comes to its conclusion.
The Muslim month of fasting and prayer concludes with Eid Ul Fitr, or the Festival of Breaking of the Fast. Eid Ul Fitr is determined by the lunar calendar and will either take place Sunday or Monday.
An estimated 10,000 Muslims in Saskatoon from 60 different countries of origin are expected to gather to pray in what will be the largest gathering of Muslims of the year.
Hello. I just have to say, I apologize for being extremely judgmental and if I’m biased or if I show disapproval of a certain group of people. I just wanna say that there’s nothing wrong with how people choose to live or portray their lives, this is just me expressing my thoughts and it doesn’t mean I don’t like them, it’s just that I needed examples.
A few weeks ago, an old friend of mine posted on her instastory that A level exams were finished. As I watched, a sudden air of self pity wafted over in my direction and I, involuntarily, wallowed myself in it. It was just one of those days where I question the works of God – how He manages the world and the people in it. For a second, it didn’t make sense to me the things we get in life.
It wasn’t that I was questioning my faith, but more of me trying to understand why some people seem to get more than they deserve and some others less.
This friend of mine, she graduated from one of the finest boarding schools in Malaysia, was awarded with one of the most prestigious scholarships and excelled in her AS exams. On top of that she’s just started a shoe embroidery business that in just a few weeks has reached all the way to Sweden. She’s the kind of person you’d never get bored of talking to and she’s rich and she’s funny and she’s best friends with her mom. It’s like she’s got everything anyone could ever ask for. The thing is, she’s the kind of girl who doesn’t cover herself up (and I have got nothing against hijabless people!!) and she does (or did) all sorts of haram things but despite all that she’s still got everything.
Then a few days later I thought about one of my ex boyfriends’ mother, whom I was extremely fond of. And then I thought of her son, who wasn’t as lucky as the girl mentioned above, but he was smart and he was good looking and he had a great life because for the six months I was his (or thought I was his) girlfriend, his only worries were if people didn’t think he was hot enough and if he’d get good results. (He didn’t have balls to break up with me in person though, but yknow it doesn’t matter I guess).
So here I am thinking that that saying, the one that goes like “give up your akhirah for the dunya and you lose both, but if you strive for the akhirah Allah will give you both the dunya and the akhirah,” doesn’t seem like it makes much sense to me. It seems like most people that I know who don’t keep their prayers, who drink and party and don’t cover up and yknow, let alone read quran, they’ve got the world given to them like streaming water. And those that I know, who actually strives for the hereafter, who tries to see good in everyone, who don’t miss prayers, who read quran on a daily basis, who try to follow the sunnah and to learn more each day, they’re the ones who get less or seem like they get less.
Sometimes you do all things right, and you play by the rules and you still end up lower than the ones who don’t give two fucks about it. And I question, and I question, and I question. It was in my head for so long and I knew I couldn’t talk to anyone about it because they’d say some things you just can’t question.
But I realise, and I think I’ve understood it for quite some time that everyone has their own proportion of rizq and it’s all given by Allah and who better to know what we deserve than the All-Knower. The more you achieve for the akhirah, the harder your tests in the dunya are. Sometimes you work just as hard as everyone else and your end results are still lower, maybe He’s just telling you to be patient and to realise that there are more important things in life. Maybe it’s that you’re thankful and that’s one of your rezekis ’cause reality is, how many of us and how many times a day do we even think about saying alhamdulillah for the the hings in our lives, the apparent and the hidden. It’s all a test, and I have got to remind myself of that time and time again.