Monday, October 12, 2009

Get the halal haram ingredients information from the net

Muslims living in non muslim countries face difficulties buying or using consumer or food products as there are many ingredients which are not halal for us. We should keep a record or list of ingredients which are not halal so we can save our 'Eemaan'. Now it's easy to get all the information from the net as few sites are dedicated to offer such stuff for the muslims around the world.

http://www.muslimconsumergroup.com/ is a site which provides Halal/Haram food products list, news and related stuff. It is quite easy to get the print out of halal haram ingredients list from the site.

The MCG website was started in 2000 and and soon, it became very popular, the web stat records over 750,000 to over a million hits every month, sometimes over 10,000 unique visitors a month and sometime over 36000 hits a day.

* 'Halal Search' is a search engineproviding the search for reliable authentic sites. They explain the 'reliable' word in these words:
'What classifies a reliable site?

A reliable site will not have any contents contrary to Sharee'ah. As far as possible, we will also exclude reliable sites who advertise sites with improper contents. Material contrary to Sharee'ah includes:

Animate photos
Adverts to improper sites
Extravagant free mixing of genders
Nasheeds with instruments
Salafi, Bid'atee, Barelwi, Shi'i and all other misleading Islamic sites are not permitted
Anything which is ruled Haraam by the Ulamaa'

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Reality and history behind 'Valentine Day'

I was browsing the 'One Urdu' forum when I saw this post which is a very useful article for Muslims who are unaware of the history and background of valentine day. Author of this post has permitted to copy or post at other places for the sharing purpose. I am quoting the whole post for all the Muslims who don't know the facts and reality behind celebration.

Start of the post:

The religion of Islam is complete, so there is absolutely no need for invented opinions, innovated desires or man-made legislation. The blessings and favours that have been given to us by Islam are all-inclusive and so we do not have any need for seasons and occasions to be invented so that we may celebrate them.

Allaah Says (what means): “This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favour upon you and have approved for you Islam as a religion.” [Quran 5: 3]

Our religion is supreme, it is the most perfect one. It combines the good of this life and the Hereafter; it addressed the soul and was not heedless of the body; it gave preference to the Hereafter but did not neglect our needs in this life. Allaah Says (what means): “But seek, through that which Allaah has given you, the home of the Hereafter.” [Quran 28: 77]

Our religion is a moderate religion that is neither negligent of any matter, nor does it exaggerate any issue beyond its rightful status. There is no monasticism in Islam, nor blind-materialism,

Allaah Says (what means): “Thus We have made you a median (i.e. just) community that you will be witnesses over the people and the Messenger will be a witness over you.” [Quran 2: 143]

How is it that the believers can squander this position, which Allaah granted them and become humiliated while they still have the Quran and the Sunnah to refer to? Why would we be pleased with becoming mere followers after enjoying the position of leadership ? How can we go astray and become blind-imitators after being guides ? What possesses a person to become a slave who carries out orders, after being a master?

The answer to these questions lies in the saying of the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam as narrated by Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri : “You will follow in the footsteps of those who came before you hand-span by hand-span and (the length of an) arm by arm, such that even if they enter into the dwelling place of a lizard you would still follow them..” The Companions asked: “O Messenger of Allaah, do you mean (by ‘those who came before you’) the Jews and the Christians?” He sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam replied: “Who else ?” [Al-Bukhaari & Muslim]

So, once again, we have the army of disbelief attacking us, propagating the celebration of a holiday - and what a deceitful and treacherous holiday it is! A holiday which they have given a name other than its actual one in order to mislead people, they gave it a noble name to deceive the pure and the chaste. They called it the day of love, while it is actually the day of immorality, prostitution and drinking. They spread immorality dressed in the garment of virtue and this is the age-old method that Satan uses.

Allaah exposed this tactic in His Book when He says regarding the deception of Satan of our father Aadam and our mother Hawwaa’ (what means): “And he swore (by Allaah) to them both: ‘Indeed, I am to you from among the sincere advisors’” [Quran 7: 21]

Beware of the deceiver who approaches you with an advising tongue, for he knows that if he were to openly state his intention, he would never attain his objectives. Allaah Says (what means): “But they plan, and Allaah plans.. And Allaah is the best of planners.” [Quran 8: 30]

The History of how Valentine Started ?

It is claimed that pagan Greece used to celebrate on the fifteenth day of February every year which coincided with a spring holiday. At that time Christianity was new to the area. The emperor Claudius II forbade marriage for his soldiers. Valentine, a Christian priest challenged this command and used to conduct secret marriage sermons.. He was soon discovered and was sentenced to death. While in prison he fell in love with the daughter of a prison guard, but this was a secret since Christianity forbade priests to marry or have romantic relations with women, but since he remained steadfast on Christianity, the people overlooked his crime of falling in love.. The emperor offered to forgive him and make him one of his close companions and marry one of his daughters to him, on the condition that he gave up Christianity, but Valentine favoured Christianity and was executed on the fourteenth of February, 270 CE - the night before the celebration of the Greek spring holiday of the fifteenth of February. Ever since then, it was called Priest Valentine’s holiday. After the spread of Christianity throughout Europe, February the fourteenth was re-named ‘Valentine’s Day’ in his memory because (they claim) he sacrificed himself for Christianity and fostered those in love.

That was the story behind this holiday. Unfortunately many young men and women were deceived by this, due to the weakness of their faith, ignorance of Islam, heedlessness and the lack of guidance by the Muslim scholars and leaders. The ignorant youth were hoodwinked into celebrating this holiday.

Among the manifestations of this holiday are the giving of red roses, the wearing of red dresses, and exchanging special greetings, cards and gifts. This is a day where one is ‘supposed’ to remember their wives or lovers. This holiday is so ingrained in western culture that remembering this day and celebrating it has become a sign of ‘true and sincere love’ and it is not uncommon for one who forgets about this day to be thought of as ‘insincere’ and ‘untrue’ in his or her love!

Every Muslim must know that this holiday was invented by the disbelievers and it is therefore unlawful to celebrate it according to the religion of Islam. There is no difference of opinion among the Muslim scholars regarding this.
In fact, even if this holiday was invented by the Muslims it would still be unlawful to celebrate it. Aaishah narrated that the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said: “He who innovates something in our matter (i.e. the religion of Islam), will have it rejected.” [Al-Bukhaari & Muslim]

Anas Ibn Maalik narrated that when the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam came to Madeenah, he sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam found people celebrating a two-day memorial which dated back to the time of Jaahiliyyah (the pre-Islamic era). He sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said: “Allaah Has replaced these for you with two better days; the day of Eedul-Adh-haa (sacrifice) and the day of Eedul-Fitr (following Ramadhaan)." [Ahmad, An-Nasaai & Abu Daawood)]

Shaykh Abu Hafs An-Nisfi went as far as to say: ‘He who offers an egg as a gift to a disbeliever in glorification of their day of celebration becomes a disbeliever’”.

Allaah warned us from following the disbelievers or supporting them and commanded us to differ from them. He Almighty Says (what means): “O you who have believed! Take not those who have taken your religion in ridicule and amusement among the ones who were given the Scripture before you nor the disbelievers as allies. And fear Allaah if you should (truly) be believers.” [Quran: 5: 57]

The Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said: “He who resembles a group of people will be with them (in the Hereafter).” [Ahmad and others]

How can it be that a Muslim accepts for himself and his family the celebration of an immoral holiday innovated by disbelievers; Valentines Day, the claimed celebration of love? How can he allow his family to celebrate the holiday of a Christian priest, Valentine, who was cursing Allaah day and night by saying: “He is one of three, He had a wife, He had begotten a son etc.” ?

Allaah is exalted far above what they attribute to Him.

Allaah Says (what means): “And they say: ‘The Most Merciful (Allaah) has taken (for Himself) a son. You have done an atrocious thing. The heavens almost rupture therefrom and the earth splits open and the mountains collapse in devastation. That they attribute to the Most Merciful a son. And it is not appropriate for the Most Merciful that He should take a son. There is no one in the heavens and earth but that he comes to the Most Merciful as a servant. He has enumerated them and counted them a (full) counting. And all of them are coming to Him on the Day of resurrection alone.” [Quran 19: 88-95]

Allaah Says (what means): “Be not deceived by the (uninhibited) movement of the disbelievers throughout the land, (It is but) a small enjoyment; then their (final) refuge is Hell, and wretched is the resting place!” [Quran 3: 196-197]

Do not be deceived by them and what they doing because this life is a temporary one and it is vanishing fast. Allaah Says (what means): “But the Hereafter is better and more lasting” (Al-A’laa: 17)

and also: “It will be, on the Day they see it, as though they had not remained (in the world) except for an afternoon or a morning thereof.” [Quran 79: 46]

Beware of these holidays which have been invented by the disbelievers and warn people against them; be proud of your religion; be distinct from the misguided; do not follow in their footsteps or be affected by their ideas; ask Allaah to guide you and keep you steadfast.

Do not allow the uncertain to fool you; dont allow the disbelievers to misguide you; be proud of your religion and your celebrations; preserve your identity; and do not resemble or imitate the disbelievers because it leads to destruction and Hell.


Link to the post: Valentines Day : Its Reality and Ruling

Monday, February 2, 2009

Wake up muslims ---wake up!

An interesting/ practical view!!

Demographics:
o World Jewish Population. 14 million

Distribution:
7 m in America
5 m in Asia
2 m in Europe
100 thousand in Africa

o World Muslim Population: 1.5 billion

Distribution:
1 billion in Asia/Mid-East
400 M in Africa
44 M in Europe
6 M in the Americas

o Every fifth human being is a Muslim.
o For every single Hindu there are two Muslims
o For every Buddhist there are two Muslims
o For every Jew there are 107 Muslims

Yet the 14 million Jews are more powerful than the entire 1.5 billion Muslims

Why?

Here are some of the reasons.

Movers of Current History
o Albert Einstein > Jewish
o Sigmund Freud > Jewish
o Karl Marx > Jewish
o Paul Samuelson > Jewish
o Milton Friedman > Jewish

Medical Milestones
o Vaccinating Needle (Benjamin Ruben) > Jewish
o Polio Vaccine (Jonas Salk) > Jewish
o Leukaemia Drug (Gertrude Elion) > Jewish
o Hepatitis B (Baruch Blumberg) > Jewish
o Syphilis Drug ( Paul Ehrlich) > Jewish
o Neuro muscular (Elie Metchnikoff) > Jewish
o Endocrinology (Andrew Schally) > Jewish
o Cognitive therapy (Aaron Beck) > Jewish
o Contraceptive Pill (Gregory Pincus) > Jewish
o Understanding of Human Eye (G. Wald) > Jewish
o Embryology (Stanley Cohen) > Jewish
o Kidney Dialysis (Willem Kloffcame) > Jewish

Nobel Prize Winners
In the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 180 Nobel prizes whilst 1.5 billion Muslims have contributed only 3 Nobel winners

Inventions that changed History
o Micro- Processing Chip (Stanley Mezor) > Jewish
o Nuclear Chain Reactor (Leo Sziland) > Jewish
o Optical Fibre Cable (Peter Schultz) > Jewish
o Traffic Lights (Charles Adler) > Jewish
o Stainless Steel (Benno Strauss) > Jewish
o Sound Movies (Isador Kisee) > Jewish
o Telephone Microphone (Emile Berliner) > Jewish
o Video Tape Recorder (Charles Ginsburg) > Jewish

Influential Global Business
o Polo (Ralph Lauren) > Jewish
o Coca Cola > Jewish
o Levi's Jeans (Levi Strauss) > Jewish
o Sawbuck's (Howard Schultz) > Jewish
o Google (Sergey Brin) > Jewish
o Dell Computers (Michael Dell) > Jewish
o Oracle (Larry Ellison) > Jewish
o DKNY (Donna Karan) > Jewish
o Baskin & Robbins (Irv Robbins) > Jewish
o Dunkin Donuts (Bill Rosenberg) > Jewish

Influential Intellectuals/ Politicians
o Henry Kissinger (US Sec of State) > Jewish
o Richard Levin (President, Yale University) > Jewish
o Alan Greenspan (US Federal Reserve) > Jewish
o Joseph Lieberman > Jewish
o Madeleine Albright (US Sec of State) > Jewish
o CasperWeinberger (US Sec of Defence) > Jewish
o Maxim Litvinov (USSR Foreign Minister) > Jewish
o DavidMarshal (Singapore Chief Minister) > Jewish
o Isaacs Isaacs (Gov-GenAustralia) > Jewish
o Benjamin Disraeli (British Statesman) > Jewish
o Yevgeny Primakov (Russian PM) > Jewish
o Barry Goldwater (US Politician) > Jewish
o Jorge Sampaio (President Portugal) > Jewish
o Herb Gray (Canadian Deputy - PM) > Jewish
o Pierre Mendes (French PM) > Jewish
o Michael Howard (British Home Sec) > Jewish
o Bruno Kriesky (Austrian Chancellor) > Jewish
o Robert Rubin (US Sec of Treasury) > Jewish

Global Media Influential
o Wolf Blitzer (CNN) > Jewish
o Barbara Walters (ABC News) > Jewish
o EugeneMeyer (Washington Post) > Jewish
o Henry Grunwald (Time Magazine) > Jewish
o Katherine Graham (Washington Post) > Jewish
o Joseph Lelyeld (New York Times) > Jewish
o Max Frankel (New York Times) > Jewish

Global Philanthropists
o George Soros > Jewish
o Walter Annenberg > Jewish


Why are they powerful? Why are Muslims powerless?
Here's another reason. We have lost the capacity to produce knowledge.

o In the entire Muslim World (57 Muslim Countries) there are only 500 universities.
o In USA alone 5,758 universities
o In India alone 8,407 universities
o Not one university in the entire Islamic World features in the Top 500 Ranking Universities of the World
o Literacy in the Christian World 90%
o Literacy in the Muslim World 40%
o 15 Christian majority-countries, literacy rate 100%
o 98% in Christian countries completed primary
o Only 50% in Muslim countries completed primary.
o 40% in Christian countries attended university
o In Muslim countries a dismal 2% attended.
o Muslim majority countries have 230 scientists per one million Muslims. The USA has 5000 per million
o The Christian world 1000 technicians per million. Entire Arab World only 50 technicians per million.
o Muslim World spends on research/developmen t 0.2% of GDP. Christian World spends 5 % of GDP

Conclusion.
The Muslim World lacks the capacity to produce knowledge

Another way of testing the degree of knowledge is the degree of diffusing knowledge.

o Pakistan 23 daily newspapers per 1000 citizens
o Singapore 460 per 1000 citizens.
o In UK book titles per million is 2000
o In Egypt book titles per million is only 17

Conclusion.
Muslim World is failing to diffuse knowledge

Applying Knowledge is another such test.
o Exports of high tech products from Pakistan is 0.9% of its exports.
o In Saudi Arabia is 0.2%
o Kuwait , Morocco and Algeria 0.3%
o Singapore alone is 68%

Conclusion
Muslim World is failing to apply knowledge.

What do you conclude? No need to tell. The figures are speaking themselves very loudly. We are unable to listen.

Advice:
Please educate yourself and your children.
Always promote education, don't compromise on it, don't ignore your children's slightest misguidance from education (and please, for God's Sake, don't use your personal contacts or sources to promote your children in their education; if they fail, let them and make them learn to pass; b/c if they can't do it now, they can't ever).

We are World's biggest and strongest nation, all we need is to identify and explore our ownselves. Our victory is with our knowledge, our creativity, our literacy...And nothing else.

....Wakeup.. ..

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"Life Story Teller" - A blog for Motivational and Inspirational Stories

Life Storyteller Blog is a Source for Islamic Motivational and Inspirational Stories. There are stories according to occasion, as Ramadaan is going on, there are some posts relating to it. And for Ramadaan month there are daily based postings.

Blog is very well written and theme is very attractive.

'Motivational and Inspirational Stories for reflection of hearts and minds. As a Life Storyteller, Sis Zabrina, author of motivational book Life is an Open Secret writes motivational stories based on life daily happenings that are grounded in spirituality. All stories are themed as motivational and inspirational. Islam is easy to follow, simple, relevant and complete. Read your motivational stories today from your Life Storyteller.'

Sister Zabrina also offers FREE Islamic books delivered to all over the world. You need to provide the details:

a) Your Full Name
b) Your Delivery Address
c) Put at Subject email: FREE ISLAMIC BOOK

Write email at siszabrina@gmail.com

Friday, May 23, 2008

"Istekhara"- Getting advice from creator (Allah)

From now on I would be writing the posts about the links or information I have saved for my personal reference to share with all.

Many people don't know that istekhare is like getting advice and from Allah.

* Istekhara which is from 'Sailani Welfare Trust". There is a good explanation of istekhara in Urdu at home page.

* Doas for istekhara from "doas.org"