July – Sept 2004

July - Sept 2004, Other

A Penny and a Minute

A man is trying to understand the nature of God andasks, “God, how long is a million years to you?” God answered, “A million years is like a minute.” Then, the man asked, “God, how much is a million dollars to you?”And, God replied, “A million dollars is like a penny.” Finally, the man asked, “God, could you give me a penny?”And, God says, “In a minute.”

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Islam, July - Sept 2004, Quran

Abu Huraira: The Beloved Narrator

By Hamzah Qassem From Nida’ul Magazine http://quraan.com/index.aspx?&tabid=35&artid=65 ” ‘An Abi Huraira radiyallahu anhu qal, qala Rasul Allahi, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam….”(On the authority of Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him, he said: Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w) said…) Through this phrase millions of Muslims from early history of Islam to the present have come to be familiar with the name Abu Huraira, who you expect to find his name in most Hadith, Sirah or Fiqh books. Abu Huraira (r.a.a) enjoyed a great talent, he was gifted with an extraordinary long term memory to the extent that he would hear a

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Islam, July - Sept 2004

Etiquette guide for being the ideal guest

By Sound Vision Staff Writer http://www.soundvision.com/Info/misc/summer/sum.guest.asp Whether it’s your uncle in the Middle East, your aunt in the Midwest, your friend in Malaysia, or your nephew in Pakistan, invitations from relatives to visit for most Muslims are not scarce, Alhamdu lillah. And why not? Welcoming guests is a part of our way of life as Muslims. But being a good guest is the other side of this coin. Below are some tips to keep your hosts happy and your visit virtually problem-free. Tip #1: Don’t overstay Khalid ibn Amr relates that he heard the Messenger of Allah, the Prophet Muhammad

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July - Sept 2004, Spain

Spain’s Islamic past

By Gerald ButtDecember 12, 1998 http://islamfortoday.com/spain01.htm “When the Christians recaptured Granada, they burnt all 80,000 books from the palace library – as if to expunge the memory of Islamic rule.” When the Arab and Berber armies crossed from North Africa into Spain in the eighth century, they thought they’d discovered heaven on earth. By the time they were finally driven out in 1492 they’d actually created an earthly celebration of paradise – the Alhambra palaces and gardens in Granada. For desert Arabs, water is luxury. And in the melting snow of the Sierra Nevada mountains they found what they wanted.

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Dawah, July - Sept 2004, Latino Muslims, Organizations

LADO Current Projects

What you can do to help! LADO is a volunteer organization. We need: Islamic literature.LADO always accepts donations of Islamic literature. Contact us if you have books, brochures, or cds that you would like to donate to Latinos interested in Islam. You can also purchase Spanish and English language material and donate it for free distribution. CDs, DVDs, and Audio Tapes.We need recordable CDs and DVDs to copy and distribute Spanish Islamic literature. Talents, skills, and interests.We need people with various skills and talents. Use your interests for the benefit of the Ummah. Volunteer Translators.We need volunteers who can speak,

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July - Sept 2004, Other

Weapons of Mass Destruction

By Ghadah Ali Gutierrez It has recently been reported in the media that the alleged weapons of mass destruction that were the impetus for an entire war do not exist. While top U.S. officials, including the President himself, are busy trying to deflect the blame, the bottom line is, this war should not have been fought. Since the very inception of George W. Bush’s term as President, it has been obvious to myself and other members of the Muslim Community that Bush’s sole purpose in getting elected was to finish what his daddy couldn’t, namely the capture of Saddam Hussein.

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July - Sept 2004, Latino Muslims

Confraternidad, el 4to Annual de las Latinas Musulmanas en Chicago

Por Rebecca Abuqaoud (The English translation follows.) Assalam Waleikum, Warahmatulla Wabarakatuhu! La confraternidad de las hermanas latinas musulmanas en Chicago, el 4to anual del 2004 fue exitoso, alhamdulillah!. Este evento se llevo a cabo el pasado 26 de Junio a las 4pm en el Banquete Salon del Muslim Community Center. En este dia especial, un promedio de treinta mujeres latinas de diferentes partes de Illinois e inclusive fuera de este estado, se reunieron para dar la bienvenida a las nuevas hermanas en Islam. Se reunieron tambien para compartir un tema candente, para saborear la comida latina y luego al final

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July - Sept 2004, Poems

Islam is Here

By Jawad Ahmed Islam is peace; Islam is ease.Islam’s not danger or disease.Islam is love and prosperity.Islam’s not hatred or adversity.Islam is salvation through repentance.Islam has love for all in abundance.Islam means no harm or affliction. Islam implores you with affection.Islam is neither maze nor craze.Islam is giving Allah all praise.Islam is acing through the race.Islam will be on everyone’s face.Islam is worshipping only the Creator.Islam’s not mere numbers on a calculator. Islam gives you power when you surrender.Islam’s not a terrorist or for a pretender.Islam is patience and perseverance.Islam eases your vengeance through tolerance.Islam is life for all eternity.Islam

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Islam, July - Sept 2004, Women in Islam

Women in Islam

By Hasan Rabani How do women fit into Islam? What is their fate?This has been the subject of many a debate.“for the believing men and women, is a great reward’This is from Surah Al Azaab, the words of our Lord.It can be seen from reading the Holy Quranthat a woman has some privilege over a man. Women can pray at the mosque or even at home.They may marry or divorce, its their choice, their own.After marriage she can retain her old maiden nameand is rewarded for treating all her offspring the same.Once women are married they should live pious lives.“and

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July - Sept 2004, Quotes of the Month

Quotes of the Month

“And Allah has brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers while you knew nothing, and gave you ears and eyes and hearts, that you may be grateful.” – Quran 16:78. “Say: Shall we tell you who will lose most in respect of their deeds? Those whose efforts were astray in the life of this world, while they thought that they were doing good works.” – Quran 18:103-104. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “Once while a prophet amongst the prophets was taking a rest underneath a tree, an ant bit him. He, therefore, ordered that his luggage be taken

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