The Book entitled by the name of “Hijab in Islamic Culture” finally got published by the President Office of the Center for Women and Family Affairs. This book has been writer by Seyyed Hamid Mir Khandan. This book contains approximately 184 pages with investigations as to why women should wear a Hajib. More than 3000 copies of this book have been published up till now.
The importance of this book is in respect to the cultural point as to why women should cover their head and what’s the influence a Hijab can have on the society at large. What a Hijab is able to reflect it self is that it is a symbol of cultural beliefs with in the society. This book describes several topics on the theme of Hijab as to what is the importance of Hijab in Islam, What is the influence of Islamic Covering of Head, The Government and Hijab, The Criticism and Limitation opposed on spreading the culture of Hijab and so on.
This book is an answer to all the challenges as to what the western world has raised over wearing of Hijab. This book will surely help clearing the vision of the western society as to where wearing of a Hijab is considered as a danger and threatening the principles and policies of the state.
The meaning of “Dua” is to go on asking Allah about something either spiritual or relating to any material as well. It really becomes interesting as when we ask something repeatedly from humans they began to get feed up and begin to mind if you ask any such thing again. Surely most of the people doing such stuff come up with excuses that they tried their best and stuff. Surely it’s a natural fact human are unable to fulfill the desires and needs of human’s. This scenario is all together opposite when it comes from asking Allah what ever a person wants. He minds if a human doesn’t asks him his needs and doesn’t pray as, Allah created us and it is to whom we all humans have to return too.
One is able to find some wonderful verses in the Quran giving importance on the praying to the lord (Allah) and asking him for one desire and needs. Like in the Holy Quran Allah says “I will respond to you invocations” (90.60). What required by a person is have trust in Allah all the time when he is going making a Dua. Along with this the belief of the person matters a lot when one is asking Allah, some one praying for sake of getting something might not be able to get thetrue and right fruit of a Dua made.
There are several chapters of the Holy Quran, that are actually Dua’s, like Surrah Fatiha. There fore being Muslims it is our sole responsibility that we should go one learning the book of Allah the Quran and try to increase about knowledge of Quran and Dua’s.
What’s required by an individual in following the way as prescribed by Allah Almighty in the Holy Quran is that one should always be good and kind to others no matter what the situation may be. The reference for performing these good deeds comes form these verses of the Holy Quran from the (Surah Ar Rad. 11) that “For every individual there are angels in succession, before and behind him. They guard him with the command of Allah. Verily Allah would never change the condition of the people until or unless they change it themselves. But when Allah willeth punishment with on a person, there can be no turning back on it while nor they will find any one besides him to protect them”. This is reason why our teacher and tutor Quran really relies and gives importance while teaching to be as good and kind to others as one should be able to win the hearts of others.
Here is a hadith of Holy Prophet (PBUH) narrated by Abu Huraira signifying and and supporting the talk of doing good deeds. According to Abu Huraira quotes, Allah Almighty apostle prophet (PBUH) said “The deeds of anyone of you will not save you form the fire of the hell” The prophets preachers replied “Even you o Allah’s Apostle will not be saved by your deeds?” The prophet (PBUH) replied “No even I will not be saved until of unless Allah bestows his mercy upon me. Therefore what is required is to do good deeds sincerely along with worshipping Allah almighty in the parts of afternoon and forenoon in a regular course whereby you will be able to reach the target (Heavens and the Paradise)”. From all of these references quoted one can easily understand the importance of being good and kind to others while also remembering Allah Almighty by praying to him and asking for forgiveness so he can finally win the reward of the Heavens on the Day of Judgment.
According to a news report of 9th November 2010, the past Tuesday the French Authorities agreed to assist around 30,000 Muslims Pilgrims. These Pilgrims will be performing Hajj this year between the dates of 7th November 2010 to 6th December 2010. Different Actors along with the ministers from the ministries of France have been working to arrange the sponsors to facilitate for this campaign.
According to an estimate the French Authorities stated around 30,000 Muslims would be performing Hajj this year. The point in this statement made by the French authorities that needs to be noted that this figure doesn’t include the transit passengers belonging from other parts of the Muslim world like Algeria, Morocco etc. the government of French also opened its consular office in Mecca to assist and provide help to all the French Muslims regarding the problem and queries they face while performing the holy prayer of Hajj this year.
Dr Aafia Siddiqui belonging to Pakistan, got a life sentence of imprisonment of 86 years this past Thursday. This imprisonment was a result of the charges of terrorism that got convicted on her. These 86 years imprisonment is just a result of the 5 of 7 cases on which the court gave its remarks against. Still the hearing of the remaining two cases are still pending and yet to take place. Opposing of these charges on Dr Aafia is going to hurt and bringing an end to the relation the Muslim world has with the super power of the world America.
Every One knows that Dr Aafia is innocent and have been tricked in to all this issue of terrorism after when she refused to leak the antidote for Phosphorous burns. One wonders what can e done to stop such acts like these and saving Dr Aafia from the hands of evil. One way is to raise our voice as a nation and stand up to America by boycotting its products and closing its embassies in the respective Muslim countries so that a clear message can be sent to America that justice should be given to Dr Aafia and should be allowed to go back to her home Pakistan. Quran Online is one resource available on the internet from where Muslim can raise there voice as a nation and bring an end to the discrimination being faced by them.
Praying (Namaz) to God (Allah) is one of the main pillars of Islam after believing in thr sovereignty of Allah Almighty. Praying to Allah Almighty is one of such acts that has been made obligatory for every Muslim whether young or old or belonging to what ever age group. The importance of praying to Allah isn’t just an act made compulsory for the followers of Holy Prophet only. It was compulsory for Muslims of the past as well. Importance of prayers can be understood form these verses Of Taha that Allah spoke.
“And I have chosen you, so listen to that which is inspired to you. Verily, I am Allah! There is none worthy of worship but I, so worship Me and offer prayer perfectly for My remembrance.” [Taha 13-14]
Thus praying is one act that is a way for getting forgiveness from Allah against the sins committed by us. Visit Quran Online for gaining more insight on this topic of what the Quran says on the importance of Prayers. May Allah guide us on to the right path so that we can follow the teachings he mentioned in the Quran and follow our life’s as he intend us to Ameen.
Terry Jones a Christian Minister of Florida cancelled the event of burning the Holy Quran that was planned to take place on Saturday the 11/09/2010. This event struck to protests from Muslims all across the globe. The organizer of this event wanted to celebrate this in the memory of the terrorist attacks in 2001.
CANCELLING THE EVENT
Due to the result of the protests and anger shown by Muslims lead to the cancelation of this event. This act forced Terry Jones to announce on this Thursday the reasons why he changed his heart due to the reaction shown by the Muslims.
Terry Jones: (Agreement)
About the cancellation of the event of burning the Holy Quran Terry Jones told the news paper agencies that he came in a mutual understanding with the Muslim authorities in removing the mosque the Mosque from the location close to the place where the 9/11 incident took place.
The minister said “The American people do not want the mosque there and, of course, Muslims do not want us to burn the Holy Quran,” said Terry Jones. The Imam agreed to move the Mosque which in turn led to the cancellation of this event.
New York Imam (Muslim Preacher): (No Agreement)
The Imam of the Mosque in responding to the above statement of terry Jones said that their has been no talks regarding the movement of the mosque and such an agreement hasn’t taken place at all. The Mosque is at its current location and will stay there.
With political and religious parties condemning this act to the Minister planning the event, eventually lead to cancellation of this event. Thus in short it can be said if we Muslims get united and start raising our voices that day isn’t far when we Muslims would regain our lost position.
We are no doubt living in an artificial world. The objects we usually interact with are mostly computers, cars, mobiles etc. These objects are a cause of creating a barrier to interaction with the natural world to which we are somewhat limited or cut off all together.
Like we mostly become unaware of the sky because the view gets blocked by tall building and air pollutions, while we become unaware of the grass as the soil is mostly paved and covered with streets. In fact the small patches of grass appearing out of the pavements are the only things that are natural also seems unnatural to us.
Each time we look at the sky, the sun, the moon, whenever the wind blows upon our faces we take then as common things having no significance or no what so ever. We find nothing special as we have become disconnected with the natural world. We don’t realize what are the immense blessing of Allah Almighty are around us. The sun gives light and warmth, wind brings the clouds which are a source of water, the air we breathe provides oxygen, thus there are countless blessings of Allah that he has blessed to mankind.
It is a habit of human nature that we always complain about the blessing Allah Almighty has provided us with. Like often we are given rain, we mostly complain of getting wet. While the truth is 80 % of our body is made of water, yet we fail to show gratitude to Allah Almighty due to our hardened hearts.
In the Holy Quran Allah Almighty says. The Sky is one, He swears many times by the sky, indicating that sky is an amazing and a profound creation of his creator. About the sky it is also used as a vivid description of the Day of Judgment. That day the sky will be torn, ripped open like a doors. That day every one would be appear before his creator and based on what ever he did in the world would be sent to the heaven and hell respectively.
These mentioned dare all powerful reminders that Allah has mentioned in the Holy Quran. Thus it is obligatory for us as being Muslims to read and understand the Holy Quran and act our life according to the way and barriers Allah has defined in his book the Holy Quran.
It should be understood clearly in a simple and easy way, we call claim of having wide knowledge of our religion but all fail to understand what our religion expects from us to practice.
As the point of keeping things simple makes it easy for explaining more about religion and what would I like to focus in on in the holy month of Ramadan is a content of worship known as ITIKAF, which is preformed by staying and remembering Allah while remaining in a Mosque.
The views of a person performing ITIKAF is often concluded as that he has been involved in the greatest act offering Salat (praying) and achieving the reward 27 times more than normally while praying with peace of mind and devotion. While if we compare this with a person who is not performing this act ITIKAF. He would not be able to pray in full attention and concentrations as he has to rush back to his business or so this causes distraction in a continuous and long connect with Allah and hence doesn’t allow him to achieve any reward which he can.
Thus, ITIKAF is an act which helps a person to devote himself solely towards Allah Almighty. While trying to create a relationship that can lead to forgiveness and blessing from Allah Almighty. Following is an verse of the Holy Quran explaining the importance of ITIKAF.
“Successful indeed are the believers. Those who offer their salat (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness. And those who turn away from Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk, falsehood, and all that Allah has forbidden” (Surah 23)