New Eid ul-Fitr Cards 2013

Eid Mubaarak

Eid ul-Fitr means the Celebration of Breaking the Fast and Recurring Happiness. Eid ul fitr is the traditional event of Muslims, which comes after Ramadan (the month of fasting). People celebrate this Eid with great pomp and show. They send greeting cards and gifts to their family friends and relatives.

 

 Eid Mubarak Cards / 2013  / 1434 H

 

 

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London; Muslim woman punched in racist attack in Barking and Dagenham


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A woman wearing a hijab veil in Greatfields Park in Barking was repeatedly punched in the head by two white women who branded her a “Muslim terrorist”.

It was one of two racially-motivated incidents reported last week to anti-Muslim attack support service Tell Mama, which is run by the charity Faith Matters.

Although the woman didn’t speak English, her young child understood what the attackers were calling his mother, and alerted the police and the charity – telling them she had been left traumatised by the ordeal.

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Ways to Maximise Ajar in the Last 10 Days

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Bismillah


So the search by many for Laylatul Qadr ensues during the last ten nights, primarily during the odd ones.

So how do we maximise on this opportunity?

· The most beautiful way to start is with intention. This may be the easiest and the hardest endeavour.

Sincerity. Maximum benefit is derived when the deeds lie in the nest of truth and sincerity.

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Marriage is an act of worship to Muslims, but a sin to others!

Isma`il Haydar Al Ansary

From the principles of truthful faith is: A believer should seek reward for his actions from Allah (may He be Exalted) even if this action is of worldly nature. A believer knows how to direct and devote his intention in all his actions so that he can get the full reward, whereas non-believers cannot direct and devote their intentions to benefit from their actions.

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The Concept Of Sin

Dr. Hammudah Abdalati

Source: Islam In Focus

One of the major troublesome areas of human existence is the problem of sin or evil in the world. It is commonly believed that sin started with Adam and Eve during their life in the Garden of Eden. That event led to the fall and has ever since branded the human race with guilt, stigma, and bewilderment.

 

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The Levels of Fasting (2/2)

The Levels of Fasting (2/2)

Dr. Bilal Philips

Source: Why Do Muslims Fast?

Published On: 29/7/2013 A.D. – 21/9/1434 H.

 

 
The Psychological Level

This level helps the fasting person psychologically to control evil thoughts and trains him or her, to some degree, how to overcome stinginess and greed. The Prophet was reported to have said:

 

“Allah has no need for the hunger and the thirst of the person who does not restrain himself from telling lies and acting on them even while observing the fast.” (Reported by Saheeh Al-Bukhari)

 

In this age of immediate gratification, when the things of the world are used to fulfill human needs and desires almost as soon as they have them the ability to delay gratification is an important skill. What is between immediate gratification and delayed gratification is patience. During the fast, the believers learn patience and the benefits of it.

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The Levels of Fasting (1/2)

The Levels of Fasting (1/2)

 

Dr. Bilal Philips

Source: Why Do Muslims Fast?

Published On: 28/7/2013 A.D. – 20/9/1434 H.

 

 
The Ritual Level

This level of fasting requires that the basic rules for fasting be fulfilled, which are avoiding food, drink and sexual intercourse between dawn and sunset for 29 or 30 days each year. On this level, one is basically following the letter of the laws regarding fasting without particular consideration for the spirit of fasting. It is the entrance level which must be fulfilled for the fast to be Islamicly correct, but the other levels must be added for the fast to have any real impact on the fasting person. Fasting on this level alone will not benefit one spiritually, except from the perspective of submission to divine instructions, if one chooses to follow the ritual consciously and not merely according to tradition. Thus, by itself, the ritual level will not purify one of sin or atone for sin.

The Physical Level Fasting on the “physical” level causes the fasting person to experience the pangs of hunger and thirst when the prophetic (Sunnah) way of fasting is observed. Prophet Muhammad used to consume a very light meal before the dawn (suhoor) and moderate meal (iftaar) to break the fast at sunset, while scrupulously avoiding filling his stomach.

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