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09:33pm 02/04/2007
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Islamic Poetry Contest 
05:50pm 14/11/2006
  Global Poetry contest for all ages. The deadline to enter is November 31st, 2006.
The winners of the "Praise the Prophet Contest" will be awarded up to $1000 depending on the level of the award and the age of the participant.

Entries must be made via email.

Please go to www.islamicpoetry.org details.

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03:12pm 13/09/2006
  Why do you wear the hijaab?

E.D.I.T: supposing this was asked by someone who knows zilch about Islam and Allah and the Qur'aan... etc. I guess all that would have to be explained once the discussion gets going, but how (without jumping all over the place) would you go about explaining what first and why. I apologize for not explaining this beforehand, I was in a rush :-x

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Finding a Good Name 
04:47am 01/08/2006
mood: grateful
As sala'amu alaikum.
I am searching for a good Muslim name. I do not feel right choosing a name for myself. I would consider it to be an honor if Muslimah(s) could help me find a beautiful name. I am open to any suggestions.
Thank you.

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Shukronline.com is having a HUGE sale! 
04:38pm 22/04/2006
  I bought a dress that was originally $79.95 for $19.95 - the shipping is not too bad either. They have alot of cute things that are half off - Also alot of mens items are on sale as well! :-)  

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Fluctuations of Life: Tests for Believers 
12:22pm 06/04/2006
  A person s life in this world is not stable. One passes through alternating periods of happiness and dismay, strength and weakness, wealth and
poverty, health and sickness, etc. A true believer is one who maintains a clear level of faith throughout the worldly fluctuations. He continues to remember
Allah and ascribe the bounties to Him, and he turns to Him in submission, asking for relief from his affliction. This is described by the Messenger (peace
be upon him), who said: Indeed amazing are the affairs of a believer! They are all for his benefit. If he is granted ease of living he is thankful; and this is best for him. And if he is afflicted with a hardship, he perseveres; and this is best for him. (Muslim)

Thus, a believer shows gratitude and thankfulness for all the wonderful blessings that Allah grants him. And he displays patience and submission during
sickness and hardships, hunger, or other afflictions.

Hardships benefit the believer

Allah has decreed that, in this life, hardships and disasters strike both believers and non-believers. For a non-believer, they are inconveniences that hinder him from proceeding with his normal involvement in the worldly life.

Expiations of sins

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet said, Hardships continue to befall a believing man and woman in their body,
family, and property, until they meet Allah burdened with no sins.

Sign of Allah s Love

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, Whenever Allah wills good for a
person, He subjects him to adversity. (Al-Bukhari and others)

Sign of faith


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Talib al-Habib 
07:04pm 18/03/2006
  Assalam alaikum. I have a question about anasheed. I'm thinking of buying Talib al-Habib's CD Songs of Innocence (audio samples can be found here). The website says there are two versions, one with duff and one that is duff-free. I've never bought anasheed before, so could someone explain to me what duff is?

Also, does anyone have any recommendations on other good anasheed CDs? Lately, I've been feeling extremely hopeless and depressed, and I found that listening to Talib al-Habib's anasheed makes me feel more positive. I'm looking for more anasheed like that.

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06:25pm 11/03/2006
  I have ordered from them numerous times and the quality is nice and the prices are really good! Here is their new deal:

Get $5 off a $30 purchase!

* Visit our new website at www.al-muminat.com (www.almuminat.com also works for the same site!).
* Fill your shopping cart with items totaling $30 or more.
* Enter the coupon code TAKE5OFF at checkout.
* This coupon can only be used once per customer.

If you spend over $50 you get free shipping and a free Longing for the Divine calendar as well - which the calendars are normally around $10-15 depending on where you buy them!

Just thought I would pass the info on! :-)


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Happy Eid Everyone 
08:51am 10/01/2006
mood: happy
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05:32pm 09/01/2006
mood: whoo hoo!!!

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01:57pm 03/01/2006
mood: contemplative
Perhaps one of you could be of assistance...

Can you please direct me to any surahs or hadiths that state that Muslims should hate or that it is okay to hate Jews? I keep encountering Muslims who hate Jews and I would disagree this but the number of those I encounter is staggering so it makes me wonder, "Is there some Islamically-justified reason for this?"

If you feel inclined to provide the surah which states that the Jews have earned Allah's anger and are bound for the hellfire, I'd rather you didn't because that doesn't Islamically justify hating them since they are also People of the Book.

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Just thought you all would enjoy this video about hijab... 
11:19am 20/12/2005

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RIS Conference? 
12:31pm 12/12/2005
  Anyone planning on attending the RIS Convention this year?

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12:00pm 29/11/2005
  Has anyone ordered from www.ejilbab.com before - how did it turn out? I am just curious. :-)  

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09:02pm 02/11/2005
mood: Eid Mubarak!!!
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Zam Zam water warning - may contain Arsenic 
10:23am 27/10/2005
  Zam Zam water warning

Thursday, 20 October 2005

The Food Standards Agency is advising consumers to be aware of the fraudulent sale of Zam Zam water that may contain high levels of arsenic. This issue was first brought to the Agency’s attention by Muslim leaders.

Zam Zam water, which is sacred to Muslims, comes from a specific source in Saudi Arabia and cannot legally be exported from the country for commercial sale.

A brand of Zam Zam formally sampled by the London Borough of Westminster has been found to contain almost three times the permitted level of arsenic, which could contribute to increasing people’s risk of cancer.

The local authority has taken action to prevent further sale of the product from the outlet.

In addition they have contacted the importer of the water to ensure that they stop importing the product. No other outlets are known to have stocked this product.

Other brands of Zam Zam water are thought to be on sale in the UK and could be similarly contaminated.

As genuine Zam Zam water cannot be legally exported from Saudi Arabia for commercial sale, any product found in the shops would have an uncertain provenance and pose a possible safety risk.

The FSA is therefore advising people not to buy or drink commercially available brands of Zam Zam water and to inform their Local Authority Environmental Health or Trading Standards Department if they come across Zam Zam water on sale. Given that the demand for Zam Zam water is likely to increase during the month of Ramadan, the FSA has written to all Heads of Environmental Departments and Directors of Trading Standards asking local authorities to take appropriate enforcement action where the fraudulent sale of Zam Zam water is suspected. This advice does not relate to the genuine Zam Zam water being brought into UK by returning pilgrims, as an accompanied or unaccompanied ‘personal import’.

More can be found here: http://www.food.gov.uk/news/pressreleases/2005/oct/zamzampressrelease

I believe that this is for ones in the UK, but also be careful of the ones in the US. From what I understand we are not supposed to sell it.

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women and the quran during menstruationnn (important!!!) 
07:10pm 26/10/2005
  Recitation of the Quran During Menses and Post Natal Bleeding

First of all, the Shariah deals with the sexually defiled and menstruating women in very different matters and ways. There are lots of differences between them:

1. The sexually defiled can at any time he wishes remove that state. He/she can make ghusl if there is no water then tayammum.

2. Menstruating woman can not do such, she is in that state for as long as Allah (SWT) wills, until her period comes to an end.

Recitiation of the Quran by menstruating and post-partum bleeding women has been made permissible by the Malikis, Shafis, Hanbalis, Abu Hanifa and a number of other scholars. There proof being:

1. Hadith of Bukhari and Muslim concerning the Eid prayer. Narrated Umm ‘Atiya (RA):

"I heard Allah’s Messenger (SAW) that the unmarried virgins and the mature girls and the menstruating women should come out and participate in the good deeds as well as invocations of faithful believers but the menstruating women should keep away from the Musalla - praying place [Salat (prayers)]. Someone asked (Umm ‘Atiya) (surprisingly), "Do you say the menstruating women?" She replied, "Doesn’t a menstruating woman attend ‘Arafat (Hajj) and such and such (other deeds)?"

Takbeer is a type of remembrance of Allah (SWT) and supplication is not any different from dhikr.

2. Hadith of Bukhari regarding Aisha (RA) when she got her menses on the way to Mecca. Narrated ‘Aisha (RA):

"We set out with the sole intention of performing Hajj and when we reached Sarif, (11 k.m. from Makka) I got my menses. Allah’s Messenger (SAW) came to me while I was weeping. He said "What is the matter with you? Have you got your menses? I replied, "Yes." He said, "This is a thing Allah (SWT) has ordained for the daughters of Adam. So do what all the pilgrims do with the exception of Tawaf (Circumambulation) round the Ka’bah." ‘Aisha (RA), added, "Allah’s Messenger (SAW) sacrificed cows on behalf of his wives."

Pilgrims make dhikr and read Quran. There was no objection from the Prophet (SAW) and he (SAW) actually "told" Aisha (RA) to do so.

3. Another reason being hardship. A woman might forget what she memorized.

So therefore if there is no text forbidding such an act, one can not conclude that the act is not allowable. The burden of proof is on those who claim that such women can not recite the Quran, and they offer no clear or direct proof.

There is no harm whatsoever in a menstruating woman or post-partum bleeding woman reciting the Quran from their memory without actually touching the Quran.

Touching The Quran During Menstruation and Post-Partum Bleeding

The most often quoted evidences, is an Ayat from the Quran:

"…none can touch but those who are pure…" (Al-Waqi’a 56:79)

A common mistake, is people taking verses and applying it to a particular Fiqh (point). Yet when you study the verse in more detail you will find, in fact, it is not related to the point whatsoever.

"That (this) is indeed an honorable recital (the Noble Quran). In a Book well-guarded (with Allah in the heaven i.e. Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz). Which (that Book with Allah) none can touch but those who are pure from sins (i.e. the angels). A Revelation (this Quran) from the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). (Al-Waqi’a 56:77-80)

Put into context this Ayat refers to "…a Book well-guarded," and this means a Book with Allah (SWT). It is not talking about the physical Quran we have in our presence here.

Ibn Abbas (RA) and others, along with the early scholars, agree that this verse is not talking about the Quran that we have in our hands. A Book well-guarded refers to something that is hidden (Maknoon). It is not referring to the Quran we have in our presence. Early scholars all agree to this conclusion.

"...In a Book well-guarded (with Allah in the heaven i.e. Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz)." (Al-Waqi’a 56:78)

According to the Tafsir of Tabari and Kathir and also according to Jamal al-deen al-Qasami, this Ayat is not in reference to humans having to be free from impurities.

"Which (that Book with Allah) none can touch but those who are pure from sins (i.e. the angels)." (Al-Waqi’a 56:79)

This verse in reference to the Angels and not mankind. In a Hadith narrated by Abu Hurairah (RA), the Prophet (SAW) states, "a believer never becomes impure."

"The Prophet (SAW) came across me in one of the streets of Medina and at that time I was Janab. So I slipped away from him and went to take a bath. On my return the Prophet said, "O Abu Hurairah! Where have you been?" I replied, "I was Janab, so I disliked to sit in your company." The Prophet said, "Subhan Allah! A believer never becomes impure." (Sahih Bukhari)

There are four possible meanings of Taher (pure) in this Hadith:

1. specifically it means "pure."
2. free from major impurity where it is necessary to make ghusl.
3. free from minor impurity where it is necessary to make wudu.
4. no impurities on physical body

What does Taher mean in this Hadith? How we determine what it means is we look at other evidences that relate.


1. A letter sent to the Emperor of Rome by the Prophet (SAW). The Prophet (SAW) had good reason to believe that the Emperor would touch it. Some will argue that a piece of paper is not Quran so this may not be such a strong argument.

2. In Sahih Muslim the Hadith about when Aisha (RA) was sent, by The Prophet (SAW), to go into the Masjid to get a mat. The Prophet (SAW) said to Aisha (RA), "Menstruation is not in your hands." A woman’s touch can not be considered impure even while on menses.

"The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said to me: Get me the mat from the mosque. I said: I am menstruating. Upon this he remarked: 'Your menstruation is not in your hands.'" (Sahih Muslim)

1. Hadith that states, "A believer does not become impure." A clear text by The Prophet (SAW). A believer is considered Taher under ALL circumstances. Therefore, believer in this Hadith means Taher. The only one who should touch the Quran is a believer (i.e. A Muslim).

2. Take the Ayat: "None can touch but those who are pure (Taher)." There is no record whatsoever of Prophet (SAW) telling believers not to touch Qu’ran.

Therefore, Taher means believer (Muslim).

There is NO evidence whatsoever that says that a woman who is on her period or a woman who is having post-natal bleeding that she can not touch the Quran. This is a minority opinion, however it is the strongest opinion.

A WOMAN WHO IS ON HER PERIOD MAY RECITE THE QURAN AND A WOMAN WHO IS ON HER PERIOD MAY EVEN TOUCH THE QURAN AND READ IT DIRECTLY FROM A MUSAF (ARABIC). THIS IS A MINORITY OPINION YET IT IS THE STRONGEST OPINION. There is no evidence to the contrary and the burden of evidence is upon those who say that such women are not allowed to touch or recite the Quran.

The scholars who say the Quran is forbidden to touch in the state of menses and post-partum bleeding, quote a weak Hadith which has in it’s chain a person declared a liar by the scholars of Hadith.

"Neither the menstruating woman nor the sexually defiled person is to recite anything from the Qu’ran."

Information from "Fiqh Rulings on Women’s Issues" a lecture

by Jamaal Al-Din Zarabozo

Reading the Quran During Menses

There is no prohibition from the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) prohibiting a woman from reading the Quran in the state of her menses.

There is no prohibition. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) did not prohibit it. All we have is the statement of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) that he used to recite the Quran under all conditions except when he was in a state of Janaba that is after having sexual intercourse when it was necessary for him to take a bath.

This is the basis, this is the foundation, from which all of these different opinions are derived. So, some scholars made a comparison between this state of Janaba with that of menses.

But of course, they are not the same because the state of Janaba you can remove by merely washing yourself. Taking a bath your state is over. Now you can now read the Quran. Whereas in the state of menses, a woman can not just wash herself then go and read. She is still in that state of menses.

If we are dealing now with the translation of the Quran, translations of the meanings of the Quran, then all this is of NO importance at all because translations of the Quran are not considered to be Quran. So no matter what state you are in, you can read it, you can pick it up, you can touch it, there is no problem at all because the Quran that we have, even if the Arabic text is there too, is still not considered Quran.

The general position which is held in determining what is considered Quran and what is not, is that whenever the words of other than Allah (SWT), in a given text, is more than the words of Allah (SWT), that text is no longer considered Quran because Quran refers to a single verse if we take a verse of Quran by itself this is called Quran also. But if there comes along with this verse, other words, you have given an explanation of it which is more than what constitutes the verse, then this is no longer considered Quran.

This is the juice from the fact, that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) sent messages to the kings of Bizantium and Persia, etc. which had verses of Quran in it. He (SAW) knew full well that these people were going to be in a state of Janaba, that they were kafr and that they would probably tear it up, maybe step on it or whatever.

So we know that it is permissible that once the words of Allah (SWT) are drowned out by the words of other than Allah (SWT), which is the case of the translations of the Quran, then in such case this is not considered to be Quran and as such it is perfectly allowable for a woman to read it under any state.

Information from "Duties of a Muslim Husband" a lecture by Shaikh Abu-Ameenah Bilal Phillips

It is Permissible for a Menstruating Woman to Recite the Quran and Books of Supplications

There is no harm in a menstruating or post-partum bleeding woman reading the books of supplications that are written for the rites of the pilgrimage. In fact, there in nothing wrong with her reciting the Quran according to the correct opinion. There in no authentic, clear text prohibiting a menstruating or post-partum bleeding woman from reciting the Quran. The thing that is narrated is concerned with the sexually defiled person only, as such should not recite the Quran while he is sexually defiled. This is based on the Hadith of Ali (RS). As for the menstruating or post-partum bleeding woman, there is the Hadith of Ibn Umar (RS) which states:

"Neither the menstruating woman nor the sexually defiled person is to recite anything from the Quran."

However, this is a weak Hadith. This is because it is from the narration’s of Ismail ibn Iyyash on the authority of people from the Hijaz and he is weak when he narrated from them.

However, she may recited from her memory without touching the Quran. As for the sexually defiled person, he/she may not ever recite the Quran from memory or touch the mushaf until he/she makes ghusl.

The difference between the two is that amount of time one is sexually defiled is very short as he may make ghusl as soon as he has done the act with his spouse. The amount of time is not long and he is in control of its length as he may make ghusl whenever he wishes. Even if he cannot find water, he can make tayammum and pray or recite the Quran.

However, the menstruating or post-partum bleeding woman does not have control over their lengths, such control is in the hands of Allah (SWT). Menstruation and post-partum bleeding take days. Therefore, it is allowed for them to recite the Quran so that they do not forget what they have memorized and so they will not lose merits of reciting it. It is also so they may learn the laws of the Shariah from the Book of Allah (SWT).

Therefore, it is even more so permissible for her to read the books of supplications that have verses and Hadith intermixed with them. This is the correct view and is the correct opinion of the scholars - may Allah (SWT) have mercy on them - on that point. - Shaikh ibn Baz (ra)

Menstruation & Post-Partum Bleeding In Relation To The Musalla (Praying Place & Masjid)

Getting Menses While in the Masjid

If a woman is not able to depart the masjid by herself, then there is no harm in what she does. However, if a woman is able to leave by herself, it is obligatory upon her to exit as quickly as possible. This is because the menstruating woman, post-partum bleeding woman and sexually defiled person is not allowed to sit in the masjid. - Jamaal Al-Din Zarabozo

These fatawas are from Islamic Fatawa Regarding Women
Compiled by Muhammad bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Musnad
Translated by Jamaal Al-Din Zarabozo

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Muslim Clothes Directory 
10:16pm 19/10/2005
  Modest Clothing Directory (http://www.modestclothes.com/islamic.html) has a huge list of Islamic Clothing Websites. You can browse by style, department, or clearance rank. A must see for all Muslimahs!  

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01:19pm 17/10/2005

I am very succesfull @ my work, however I want to be involved in the islamic community. Anyone know of any good work at home ideas? Preferribly in the Islamic area???

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08:37am 10/10/2005
  Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

A'uzoo billahi minash-Shaytanir Rajim



Ya mumineen! Our brothers and sisters are suffering in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. The earthquake has truely devistated the area.
Over 33,000 people are dead....
Over 2 million homeless...

Sis feath is accepting donations and for every donation you give, she gives 50 cents!! May Allah reward her!!!!
This is Ramadan, so un-harden your hearts and donate your Zakat al-Fitr fi-sabil-illah!

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