In the ISLAMIC beginning…

In the Name of God the Most Compassionate the Most Merciful

Islamic Greetings

Salamun Alaykum: Peace be upon you

What is Islam and who is a Muslim?

Islam literally means: Submission or surrendering to God

Muslim is a person who believes in ‘Islam’.

The Emergence of Islam

Literally Islam began with the first prophet; Adam.

In its complete sense, Islam began with the first revelation to Prophet Muhammad in 25 June 610 AD at the age of 40 ( Muhammad was born in 28 April 570 AD).

The Main Sources of Knowledge in Islam:

The Holy Quran .

The Hadith (sayings and practical life of the Prophet Muhammad).

The bedrock of Islam:

In Theory: Faith in One God, Hereafter and Prophets.

In Practice: Righteous Deeds.

Main Beliefs

Monotheism: believing in Unique God who does not beget nor is He begotten.

Justice of God: believing that God is neither cruel nor unfair.

Prophecy: believing in all God’s Messengers from Adam to Muhammad.

Successors of the Prophet: Imam Ali and his 11 offspring.

Resurrection: believing in the day of Judgment: Eternity in Hell or Heaven.

Islam in Practice

Jurisprudence: Worshipping (Daily Prayers, Fasting, Charity (Zakat and Khoms), Pilgrimage to Hajj, Jihad, enjoining good and forbidding evil, befriending friends of God and dissociation from the enemies of God), only Halal meat is permissible to eat. All types of intoxicants are forbidden. Gambling is forbidden. Marriage is very recommended act and divorce is permissible but detested.

The noble social rule in Islam:
“Repel evil with what is best.” (i.e. don’t repel evil with evil)

Two Main Muslim Denominations:

Shi’a: Those who believe Prophet Muhammad (P)- by the divine command- appointed Ali; his son-in-law and cousin, and his 11 offspring ending with Imam Mahdi, as his caliphs.

Sunni: Those who the Prophet (P) did not appoint anyone after himself to lead the Muslim community.

Islamic Calendar and Main Festivals:

Muslim Calendar is lunar.

Holidays in Islam are holy days.

Eidul-Fitr (celebrating successfully ending the Month of Fasting).

Eidul-Adha (celebrating successfully ending the Hajj pilgrimage).

Eidul-Ghadir (celebration of divine appointment of Imam Ali, by the Prophet as the authority after him: 70 days prior to Prophet’s demise.).

Ashura ( Commemoration of martyrdom of the grandson of the Prophet; Imam Husain and his loyal companions).

As what kind of entity does Islam envisage Woman? Does it consider her the equal of man  in terms of dignity and the respect accorded to her, or is she thought of as belonging to an inferior species? This is the question which we now wish to answer.

 The particular philosophy of Islam concerning family rights:

 Islam has a particular philosophy concerning the family rights of men and women which is contrary to what has been going on in the last fourteen centuries and with what is actually happening now. Islam does not believe in one kind of right, one kind of duty and one kind of punishment for both men and women in every instance. It considers one set of rights and duties and punishments more appropriate for men, and one set more appropriate for women. As a result on some occasions Islam has taken a similar position as regards both women and men, and on other occasions different positions.

 Why is that so and what is its basis? Is. that why Islam, also, like many other religions, has derogatory views concerning women and has considered woman to be of an inferior species, or does it have some other reasons and another philosophy?

 You may have heard repeatedly in the speeches, lectures and writings of the followers of western ideas that they consider Islamic laws concerning dowry, maintenance, divorce and polygyny, and other laws like them, as being contemptuous of, and insulting to, the female sex. In this way they try to create the impression that those provisions only prove that man alone has been favoured.

 They say that all the rules and laws in the world before the twentieth century were based upon the notion that man, due to his sex, is a nobler being than woman, and that woman was created simply for the benefit and use of man. Islamic rights also revolve in this same orbit of man’s interest and benefit.

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A Palestinian martyred during Israeli onslaught on Gaza

A Palestinian martyred during Israeli onslaught on Gaza

Thousands of people in Lebanon stage a protest rally in front of the US embassy in Beirut to condemn Israeli massacre of the Palestinians in Gaza Strip.

Thousands of people in Lebanon stage a protest rally in front of the US embassy in Beirut to condemn Israeli massacre of the Palestinians in Gaza Strip.

 

Palestinians martyred during Israeli attacks on Gaza

Palestinians martyred during Israeli attacks on Gaza

 

A Palestinian wounded during Israeli strikes on Gaza

A Palestinian wounded during Israeli strikes on Gaza

Palestinian martyrs killed by Israeli army

Palestinian martyrs killed by Israeli army

Veil & beneficial effects

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The Science Behind The Veil

here are number of health and moral benefits that wearing the veil can provide.

 The moral duty of wearing the veil in Islam is an often discussed topic among Muslim women. However, little has been written about scientific reasons that the veil is beneficial for society. There are, in fact, a number of health benefits that wearing the veil can provide, as well as many behavioral science studies that suggest that the veil is the best attire (clothes) for women.

 

These texts attribute the common cold to wind elements entering the body and causing the typical symptoms of sneezing and a Runny nose.

 

All outdoor workers should wear some sort of head covering:

For this reason, protecting the head is even more important in warm weather. V.G. Rocine, a prominent brain research specialist, has found that brain Phosphorus melts at 108 degrees; a temperature that can be easily reached if one stays under the hot sun for any length of time without a head covering. When this happens, irreversible brain damage, memory loss and loss of some brain functions can result. Although this example is extreme, Brain damage can still be measured in small degrees from frequent exposure to and overheating of the head. Bernard Jensen, a naturopath and chiropractor states that this is because the brain runs on the mineral phosphorus, which is very affected by heat.

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Hygienic Purposes:

All public should wear a veil or head-covering workers serving society to ensure cleanliness and purity. Workers in a number of professions wear “veils” – nurses, fast food workers, and deli Counter workers, restaurant workers and servers, doctors, health care providers and many more.

In fact, when we compare the number of workers who cover their heads to the number who do not, we find that more people probably cover their heads than do not.

Female Psychological Balance:

Covering the hair can also have a beneficial effect on the female psyche as well.

 Studies of women being interviewed for jobs show that there is a high correlation between what they wear and their perceptions of how successful they will be in their interviews. There are many more examples of how what we wear can influence how we act.

Wearing a veil can serve to remind women of their religious duties and behavioral expectations. It can also serve as a reminder to women that we are not only individuals, but also representatives and diplomats of our “Ummah.”

Some picture of Hijab…

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modest dress

modest dress

God revives the hearts of men with the light of knowledge as he revives dead lands with blessing rains from sky!(1)

 

 

 

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the land of man’s heart is like a garden in which all types of seedlings, seeds of flowers, plants and strong trees are dispersed, and if it is irrigated on time, a pleasant and fruitful area will be created.

 

the only irrigation means for this land is reviving drops of rain of science and knowledge. hence the hearts lacking knowledge are dead, lightless and fruitless.

 

we shall always and in all conditions, keep alive our souls with the light of knowledge…

There are four things that when one of them enters into a home, it will be ruined, and divine blessing does not reestablish it: treachery, larceny, drinking, adultery.

 

 

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not only the homes, but also the societies are not excepted from this rule.

 

when treachery penetrates into a society, the spirit of confidence is disappeared thereof.

 

and when larceny, in its different forms, appears therein, peace will not be found anymore.

 

and when wine drinking becomes popular among people, they will have weak thoughts, disable children and useless youths.

 

 

and when they are stained with adultery, the foundation of families will be weakened and their next generation will be mischievous.