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What is American Islam? by Dr. Musa Maguire

This is a pretty well written article by Dr. Musa Maguire on what people can mean when they say American Islam and how people view it, and in what respect it is being called ‘American’.

What is American Islam?
By Dr Musa Maguire

Director of Community Relations, MA’RUF

There is a lot of talk and enthusiasm these days about “American Islam”. As Muslim communities take root in the United States and confront unprecedented social, political, and cultural realities, we are faced with difficult decisions about how to define our identity and practice our faith in this land. Despite its popularity, however, the exact definition of American Islam remains unclear.

In this discussion, it is fair to say that there are two absolutes. Continue reading ‘What is American Islam? by Dr. Musa Maguire’

My Productive Ramadan Drive at Half Date

Ramadan is almost over but not over. So use these last few days and give sadaqa for the sake of Allah. Half Date has some awesome Sadaqa drive that you can contribute to.

DateDrive of Ramadan 1430/Sept 2009

Alhamdulillah, this is the 2nd Ramadan for HalfDate. Last year, HalfDaters helped to raise over $20,000 and have completed several projects, see this article. This year, we will have a productivity race among supporters of different projects, because Ramadan is a month of productivity, not laziness.

So, this drive will include:

  1. A productivity training for you, click here
  2. Volunteer for this drive, just pick the days you want to volunteer, click here
  3. A productivity race among non-profit projects (each week only those projects that met certain goals will be advanced to the next round, the finalists will get special prize, inshaAllah)

GET INVOLVED: http://halfdate.com/2009/08/17/my-pro…

Let the Conversation Begin

asSalaam’alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

masha’Allah this has got to be one of the best da’wah/outreach videos I’ve seen.

So say you were in this situation and you do everything is man does, but after you’re done praying, people start coming up to you and talking. What do you say?

Another reason to take this course: How to Give Shahaada in Ten Minutes

I think every muslim that lives int he West needs to take this course and implement this in his life.

Adhaan at Masjid anNabawi,Medinah – 1373 AH

asSalaam’alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

One of the most popular posts on this blog is the picture story on Hajj back in 1953:

How was it Making the Hajj Pilgrimage back in 1953?

Now for something just as old, but this time in a video. This is video been posted around the net for a while. It has been dated by some as 1952-1953 or 1373 AH, but looks like 1373 AH corresponds to 1953/1954 depending on the exact time of that year. And if it’s correct date is 1952 or 1953 then the Hijri date would be anywhere between 1371-1373 AH.

Notice the high pitched voice of the person making the adhaan. Masha’Allah just beautiful.

Makes you want to walk down someone else’s memory lane.

Be the Brothers and Sisters no one expects us to be……

asSalaam’alaykum wa Rahmatullah

Here is an awesome heartfelt article by popular Muslim comedian Azhar Usman on his thoughts about Black-American Muslims and the passing of Imam WD Muhammad.

I strongly recommend everyone to read this article.

This was sent to me by a friend and he first saw it here : http://rickshawdiaries.wordpress.com/2008/09/13/be-the-brothers-and-sisters/

The article is reproduced below. (please comment on above website)

Here is a picture story by SaqibSaab on the funeral of the Imam: http://www.saqibsaab.com/2008/09/12/thoughts-after-attending-the-janazah-of-imam-w-d-mohammed/

Continue reading ‘Be the Brothers and Sisters no one expects us to be……’

Hyderabad May 18th Terrorist Attack on Makkah Masjid Pictures

(Gruesome Picture. Do not proceed if you can’t stand bloody images!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Napoleon from the Outlawz – Darkness2Light Event Video

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahamtullah,

alhamdulillah

Mad props to Belal from LeechOn Films for recording and producing this and putting it up on YouTube. And not to forget the Rutgers MSA who put this event on back on March 24th. I don’t have to say much else but read this first and then of you haven’t watched the previous video, watch it. And then insha’Allah watch the following videos-

Part 1 -Opening Recittation

Part 2 – The Fitrah

Part 3 – Introduction

Part 4 – The Beginnings

Part 5 – Death Coming

Part 6 – Redemption

Part 7 – Sense

Part 8 – Destination


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Fiqh As Sawm

Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

Prologue Introduction

Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
1. A pillar of Islam 2. Obligation of Fasting 3. Sighting of the Moon for start of Ramadhaan 4. One reliable witness' presence is sufficient 5. Conditions that make Ramadhan Obligatory for an Individual 6. Expiation for the inability to fast due to age or illness 7. Requirements of a valid fast 8. Obligations to fulfill during fasting 9. Recommended acts of fasting

Chapter 2: Permissions and Prohibitions

1. Impermissible to break fast during Ramadhan 2. Prohibited to fast for a woman in her menstrual or post-partum bleedin 3. Obligatory to break it when it is required to save a person’s life 4. Recommended to break fast for one who is ill and fears harm from fasting. 5. Recommended to break fast when one is traveling 6. Permissible for one to break fast who begins a journey while fasting 7. Permissible for a pregnant or nursing (breast feeding) woman 8. Change of condition of a person doesn’t obligate one to refrain from eating and drinking the rest of the day. 9. Prohibited to fast a voluntary fast instead of an obligatory one.

Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast

1. Intentional Intake of anything into the abdomen 2. Intention to break fast 3. Fluctuating Intention to fast 4. Vomiting intentionally 5. Menstruation or Post Partum Bleeding 6. Masturbation 7. Marital Relations 8. Cupping for both parties 9. Death 10. Apostasy 11. Above are Exempted in some cases

Chapter 4: Repayment
1. Missing a day of fast in Ramadhan
2. When does one make up a missed fast
3. If missed fast are not made up until few dats before next Ramadhan
4. Missed fasts first or voluntary?

Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
1. Recommended Every Other Day Sawn Dawood
2. The three white days of every Islamic month
3. Six days of Shawwaal
4. Month of Muharram and the 10th
5. Ten days of Dhil Hijja and that of Arafat
6. Disliking of the month of Rajab
7. Disliking of the day of Friday
8. Disliking of the 30th of Shabaan
9. Impermissibility of fasting on the two Eids
10. Completing of a voluntary fast is not Wajib

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