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Old 04-28-2017, 06:20 AM
 
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Too often in the news, Islam is only associated with terrorism and fanaticism. An uninformed viewer may think to himself: How could anyone in their right minds find inspiration and solace from such a faith? But, to billions of people, Islam is their avenue for seeking liberation and peace.

My spiritual journey, believe it or not, began on a dull evening in which I had a lot of time to spare. It so happened that on that particular day, the electricity was down in my home, and I couldn’t find anything to do. Browsing through my cellphone, I stumbled across a Quran app I had downloaded earlier. And, for some reason, I felt an urge to finally read the book I professed to “believe” in. And within a week, I had finished it.

The Quran, I found, was truly a fascinating book: very different to how some Muslims practice Islam. Above all, it was a book I could very much relate to, and find answers to the dilemmas I often thought about. Naturally, the more time I spent with it, the more it seemed to give me back. Thus, as I went deeper and deeper into the Quran, I was left mesmerized by its structure, cohesiveness, and the language it employs that happened to reflect my own being so precisely.

Through all the ups and downs – the sudden moments of euphoria and multiple crises of faith – it is fair to say that this journey completely changed me for the better. It liberated me from an ordinary existence and gave my life a meaning, and a purpose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1nnOl8KBf4


i convert to islam after watching this video !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCMlFt7Pyts


Christian Converts to Islam. Must See Ending -'Live' Street Dawah


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kl758y-MA0

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Old 04-28-2017, 10:26 PM
 
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This is one of my favorite convert stories.
The way he smoothly explains his experiences and how he used his logic, reason and common sense to arrive at the conclusion, is absolutely fantastic - and very easy on the ears.




https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0HQ4Jru6q5Q
 
Old 05-16-2017, 09:28 AM
 
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Someone told me
Thanks for sharing info, I know what your point is. I am just throwing my opinion.
One can’t just compare Jesus with current day Christians. One need to understand the dominant race in Christianity and their background, how they accepted this religion and how it impacted their daily lives.
Jesus was a Prophet, like Abraham, Moses and Muhammed peace be upon them.

The Christians of today's days are product of Roman Empire’s conveniently adoption of Jesus’ religion in 3rd century.
The Europeans had a mixed and scattered culture for thousands of years, with pagan beliefs and other fairy tales dominating the landscape.
With the advent of Christianity in Europe, the locals adopted the religion very quickly, as it did not confronted with their life styles and culture.

Under Constantine who imported (officially) the religion in Europe, Romans ensured that the new religion is in full compliance to their culture and rituals.
For example, during the counsel of Nicaea several aspects of belief systems were standardized before masses (of Europe, non-Semitics, Caucasians) can have a hold onto different version of Bible or common daily life practices of Orthodox Jews. The East Bazentine, new Roman Empire to the central Europe and pockets of other areas in North were mainly pagan at that time. So sculptures, divine figures, certain celebrations, festivities were part of their social life. Moral values were as good as any other region of that time (The middle-east that had Jewish population and influence on others were considered very conservatives, so you can imagine what was going on in Europe), drinking and pork eating was normal and commonly practiced.

So the importer of the new religion made sure that standards set by Bible for Isrealites must not collide with the relaxed (no restrictions) attitude of Europeans towards religion. They customized the religion to best suite the new tenants that eventually became the torch bearer of Christianity within few centuries. The original followers and preachers fell in the background and eventually forgotten. The religion totally changed and took new course where the founder died for the sins, giving followers clean chit to do whatever they do, keep His sculpture in Church, follow the re-branded customs of pagans with renewed stories linked to Jesus for every celebration and festivals, drink and eat pork as before and create excuses (from Jesus’ life) for everything that they do against the Ten Commandments.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqS_lRsWMGE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36E-Kv6y524



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grz-lIKoFN4
 
Old 05-20-2017, 06:48 PM
 
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Default The real deal

Do you actually have to learn to read Arabic? My understanding is that translations of the Quran are not part of the canon, & that the original is the only valid document. So translated versions are only study aids?
 
Old 05-21-2017, 12:34 AM
 
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Do you actually have to learn to read Arabic? My understanding is that translations of the Quran are not part of the canon, & that the original is the only valid document. So translated versions are only study aids?
One does not "have to" learn Arabic but if you want to discuss or critique Islam then you need to have deeper knowledge of the Qur'aan which is in Arabic.

When I read the Arabic Qur'aan as a child, I did not understand it. It was only in my adult life when I read the translations that I understood the Qur'aan. This has given me understanding of most of the Arabic words in the Qur'aan. Therefore, understanding the Qur'aan is more important than just being able to read it in Arabic.
 
Old 05-23-2017, 10:21 AM
 
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The ISIS attack in Manchester England is off topic in this forum. Probably find it in either Current events or P&OC
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:50 AM
 
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dear brothers

Why are the majority of Muslims do not kill and do not steal nor commit adultery nor raped girls?

Why?

The reason the desire to obey God and get God's blessing for a Muslim living in the age in the world and paradise in the afterlife

As well as the fear of
allah's punishment in the afterlife

I do not endured the combustion of a cigarette

Who can endured fire, such as volcanoes in the afterlife

There is no death in the afterlife

allah save us from this

amin
شاب أسلم بسبب ألعاب الإنترنت , ثم أصبح من الدعاة إلى الإسلام


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avuIZERHdPQ
رد طالب مسلم في كلية أمريكية

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCbgMX_fvUc

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Old 05-25-2017, 12:55 AM
 
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Month of Return to Allah
Ramadan has always been a positive turning point in the lives of many Muslims and non Muslims





Narrated Abu Hurayrah: Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever observes fasts during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allah's rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven." (Bukhari 2:37)

The month of forgiveness has arrived. This is the month of abstinence from the worldly pleasures, the defiance of desires and the month of pure intentions. Allah granted us this month to purify our wayward hearts from the blackness of sins we have inflicted upon it. It is a month to renew and refresh our life to start worshipping Him. It is a month where we should return and repent to Him and beg Him for salvation


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TepFnBm9Qs8
 
Old 05-29-2017, 06:08 PM
 
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the Holy Qur’an is the most precious guidance to every Muslim and Recitation of the Holy Qur’an is the greatest treasure which drives us to make full advantage of time to increase our rewards. Virtues of Recitation have been approved in the Holy Qur’an and Noble Sunnah as well. The Messenger of Allah (Prayer and Peace of Allah be upon him) said:

مَنْ قَرَأَ حَرْفًا مِنْ كِتَابِ اللهِ فَلَهُ بِهِ حَسَنَةٌ، وَالحَسَنَةُ بِعَشْرِ أَمْثَالِهَا، لاَ أَقُولُ الْم حَرْفٌ، وَلَكِنْ أَلِفٌ حَرْفٌ، وَلاَمٌ حَرْفٌ، وَمِيمٌ حَرْف
(Interpretation of meaning):
“Whoever reads a letter of the Book of Allah will have one hasanah (good deed) for it, and the hasanah (good deed) brings a tenfold reward. I do not say that ‘Alif-Laam-Meem’ is a letter; rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter and Meem is a letter.”
Narrated by at-Tirmidhi, 2910. classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in (Saheeh at-Tirmidhi).

رمضانيات (1) للشيخ يوسف إستس Yusuf Estes (1) Ramadan ...

رمضانيات (3) للشيخ يوسف إستس Yusuf Estes (3) Ramadan


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjBx2knkunA
 
Old 06-02-2017, 11:53 AM
 
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The real purpose of fasting is not to make us hungry and thirsty, or to deprive us some of our comfort and conveniences but to be conscious of Allah. It is to do one's best to live by His commands and to avoid His prohibitions, fear of Allah, worship of Allah, sincerity in faith, and avoid the disobedience to Allah. Fasting is an invisible act. Only Allah and the person who is fasting know whether he or she is fasting or not. Fasting teaches how to control and discipline our desires. During fasting we learn how to say "no" to things that are otherwise permissible and good, but are forbidden during fasting. When one learns how to say "no" to that which is generally permissible, then one can easily control oneself to avoid that which is forbidden. Through fasting we taste—to some extent—the pain and suffering of those who are poor and destitute. Fasting teaches empathy and sympathy, and it takes away some of our selfishness and self-centeredness.



Muslims fast from early dawn to sunset every day throughout the month (approximately 17 hours a day). The fast requires Muslims to abstain from food, drink, marital relations and ill-conduct during the fast.



Fasting in Ramadan is compulsory on all physically and mentally healthy and mature Muslims. Those exempted from fasting are the sick, old, pregnant and menstruating women and travellers. Pregnant and menstruating women and travellers make up the missed days by fasting at a later time.

رمضانيات (4) للشيخ يوسف إستس Yusuf Estes (4) Ramadan


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBS8xpGHh1g

رمضانيات (5) للشيخ يوسف إستس Yusuf Estes (5) Ramadan


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s-EiOLMzj4
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