Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Because He is a muslim ( ??)

An animation that shows how a Muslim is being discriminated in all societies JUST because he is a MUSLIM !!




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Monday, September 27, 2010

Naadira Alli

About Naadira Alli

South African born singer, Naadira Alli was born on 22 May 1993 and is the third youngest of seven siblings. This well-rounded young ladu excels at everything she attempts, making parents, Haadia and Mohammed Rafiq, very proud. Naadira’s talent was first identified by Zain Bhikha’s current producer, Jeremy Karodia, who was previously her music teacher at her primary school. Before she was invited to perform on Zain’s latest release, “Allah Knows”, she enjoyed singing casually and exclusively to family members only. Initially, Naadira was chosen as part of the children choral group for the album but her beautiful voice stood out and Zain identified as the ideal solo voice for his song “My Mom is Amazing”. From there, she dueted on “Pizza in His Pocket” and “A Child’s Prayer” with Zain’s son, Rashid. Though young, Naadira shows considerable maturity and is able to adapt her singing style to suit the genre of the various songs. Naadira has participated in many school productions, taking a lead role in most. During 2006, she was the key narrator in her school’s concert, A History of Music. Last year, she played the role of Rafiki in her schools interpretation of the well known production, The Lion King. Apart from being a budding singer, she has also been the top achiever at school from Grade 1. Naadira is also constantly being complimented for her excellence in the recitation of the Holy Quran. Naadira’s other accomplishments include being awarded “Player of the Year” by her football club, Rangers Football Club. In her spare time she enjoys candle making, beadwork, reading and swimming.


" My Mum is Amazing "

She wakes up early in the morning with a smile
And she holds my head up high
Don’t you ever let anybody put you down
Cos you are my little angel

Then she makes something warm for me to drink
Cos it’s cold out there, she thinks
Then she walks me to school, Yes I aint no fool
I just think my Mom is amazing

BRIDGE/CHORUS
She makes me feel
Like I can do anything
and when she’s with me
there’s no where else, I’d rather be…

After School, she’s waiting by the gate
I’m so happy that I just can’t wait
To get home to tell her how my day went
And eat the yummy food, only my Mom makes

Then I wind her up cos I don’t wanna bath
And we run around the house with a laugh
No matter what I say, she gets her way
I think my Mom is amazing

BRIDGE/CHORUS

In the evening, she tucks me into bed
And I wrap my arms around her head
Then she tells me a tale of a girl far away
Who one day became a princess

I‘m so happy, I don’t want her to leave
So she lies in bed with me
As I close my eyes, how lucky am I
To have a Mom that’s so amazing

BRIDGE/CHORUS

Then I wake up in the morning, she’s not there
And I realize she never was
And I’m still here in this lonely orphanage
With so many just like me

And as my dreams begin to fade
I try hard to look forward to my day
But there’s a pain in my heart that’s a craving
How I wish I had a Mom that’s amazing
Would be amazing



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The Beauty of The Mosque (Night Shot)


1. Majid Al-Haram, Makkah - Saudi Arabia.

The picture is taken from Makkah Clock Royal Tower, one of the tallest building in the World



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2. Masjid Amr ibn Ash, Fustat Cairo- Egypt
The picture taken in 27th Ramadan 1431 H- 6th September 2010




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3. The Crystal Mosque in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

The mosque is located at Islamic Heritage Park on the island of Wan Man. The mosque was constructed between 2006 and 2008. It was officially opened on 8 February 2008 by 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu.




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4. Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I in Turkey, it's called the Blue Mosque




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5. Masjid Al-Haram, Makkah-Saudi Arabia





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6. The Tower of Al- Azhar Mosque, Cairo- Egypt





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7. One of the mosque beside Petronas Tower, Malaysia




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8. Fatima Mosque, Kuwait



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9. The Hassan II Mosque, Morocco
Located in Casablanca is the largest mosque in Morocco and the fifth largest mosque in the world. Designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues.[1] It stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlan tic, which can be seen through a gigantic glass floor with room for 25,000 worshippers. A further 80,000 can be accommodated in the mosque’s adjoining grounds for a total of 105,000 worshippers present at any given time at the Hassan II mosque. Its minaret is the world’s tallest at 210 m (689 ft).



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Who know... what masjid is this ? :)




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Monday, September 20, 2010

Free Download Athan (Azan) Software for your Computer



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Outlandish - After every rainfall must come a rainbow


Outlandish' support single song for Pakistan by title: "After Every Rainfall Must Come a Rainbow" is now available on iTunes and you can download it from this link http://itunes.apple.com/dk/album/after-every-rainfall-must/id391487662?i=391487666. Remember all profit goes straight to those in need in Pakistan.




The Lyric of "After Every Rainfall Must Come a Rainbow"



(ISAM)
Some people in our world today
Can dream and wonder why
Some people in our world today
Can only wait to die
Empty my conscience for your love
A bouncing finger lets me know I’m alive
& its still rains outside my window
Rains outside my window
Still rains outside my window

Some got it bad, some got it worse
Life can sometimes look like a curse
So I cry my heart out, Let it all go
Cuz after every rainfall must come a rainbow.

Some got it bad, some got it worse
Life can sometimes be so absurd
So I cry my heart out Let it all go
Cuz after every rainfall must come a rainbow.

(WAQAS)
Uh
Some people got it bad
Some people got it worse
Since the day of the birth
Everyday end of earth
Live to die another day
Sure I say “congratulations”
But désolé
If the roof should come down today
Rest assure I’m there to wipe away the dirt with pure intention
Some corrupt
Brought a lil bag of hope
What’s up (?)

(ISAM)
Some got it bad, some got it worse
Life can sometimes look like a curse
So I cry my heart out, Let it all go
Cuz after every rainfall
Must come a rainbow.

Some got it bad, some got it worse
Cuz after every rainfall must come a rainbow.
I cry my heart out, Let it all go
Cuz after every rainfall must come a rainbow.

I can’t run, I can’t hide
The struggle only makes us stronger tonight

If I don’t find u here
Said if I don’t find u here
I hope to find u way up there
Some got it bad, some got it worse
Life can sometimes look like a curse
So I cry my heart out, Let it all go
Cuz after every rainfall must come a rainbow.

Some got it bad, some got it worse
Cuz after every rainfall must come a rainbow.
I cry my heart out, Let it all go
Cuz after every rainfall must come a rainbow.

(WAQAS)
Ansoo hain, behne do [TRANSLATION:] they're tears, let them fall

(ISAM)
Cuz after every rainfall must come a rainbow.
I cry my heart out, Let it all go
Cuz after every rainfall must come a rainbow.

(LENNY)
despues de cada gota sale el sol [TRANSLATION] after each drop the sun rises

(ISAM)
Cuz after every rainfall must come a rainbow.

(LENNY)
despues de cada nota una cancion [TRANSLATION] after each note a song

(ISAM)
Cuz after every rainfall must come a rainbow.

(WAQAS)
Ansoo hain, behne do [TRANSLATION:] they're tears, let them fall

(ISAM)
I said every rainfall must come a rainbow.





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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Why did Prophet Muhammad Marry Aisha; the Young Girl ??


1-Is the Purpose Criticizing the Marriage of Young Girls or Distorting the Picture of Prophet Muhammad? (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)



Most of the Western people are astonished from the fact that the Prophet – Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – married Aisha who was just nine years old while he was fifty. Some of them even called such marriage as rape and some of them condemned it. Not only this, but some of them portrayed the Prophet of Islam – Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – as a man who is sexually suppressed and considered that as the real picture of Islam!! They have ignored the fact that such marriage in such age in such era was a natural matter, therefore it is clear that they are not criticizing the early marriage of a nine-year-old girl to a fifty-year-old man as much as they are keen to criticize and distort the picture of the Prophet of Islam – Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – and instigate others against him. Accordingly, this undermines their credibility and unveils their false human feelings and malicious intentions under the pretext of defending the rights of woman. If they were really seeking denouncing such marriage, they should have spoken about such marriage as a general phenomenon which appeared before Islam and continued after it and would not focus their criticism on one person as if he was the one who invented such marriage or the first one who applied it or the only one who did it. Prophet Muhammad – Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – was born in a society in which early marriage was something ordinary and natural, therefore, he married the way others did. Moreover, his enemies, who tried to kill him, did not use such marriage as a pretext to distort his picture or instigate against him because it was an ordinary matter in such era, and they were themselves marrying girls in early ages.







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2-If such Marriage was Strange, then why didn't the Disbelievers of Quraish use it as a Pretext against Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)؟




Those people competed in writing about such marriage and ignored the similar cases in the era where Prophet Muhammad was living. Why didn't the people - who criticized the Prophet for marrying Aisha- criticize the disbelievers who fought Muhammad and tried to kill him? They have married girls in early ages and even preceded the Prophet – Peace be upon him – in doing the same. So, if the intention of such criticizers is to criticize the relation between an old man and a young girl, they should have then spoken about the other similar cases which happened in the era of the Prophet – Peace be upon him.







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3- Did they know the Marriage Age in Judaism?



They should also focus on the stipulations of the Jewish religion which allowed marrying a girl of three years and one day old!!



The Old Testament narrated the story of the marriage of Ishaq Bin Ibrahim – Peace be upon them – from Refka while she was just three years old. The Genesis mentioned that Ishaq was born while Sara was ninety years old. Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to a man one hundred years old? And will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?" (Genesis 17:17). Refqa was born in the same year in which Sara died: "Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. Milcah bore these eight sons to Abraham's brother Nahor. His concubine". In the next chapter thereof, the first paragraph, it is mentioned that: "Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old" i.e. Ishaq then was thirty seven years old, and Refka was just a baby. When he attained forty years old and she attained three years, Ishaq has married her. Refer to: "And Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean". (Genesis 25:20). Talmud itself allowed making such marriage relation although the girl was just a child, as stipulated in the following teachings:

The 55th Commandment of Sanhedrin stated: "A maiden aged three years and a day may be acquired in marriage by coition".



The 54th Commandment of Talmud Sanhedrin stated: "Pederasty with a child below nine years of age is not deemed as pederasty with a child above that".



The 11th Commandment of Talmud Khathoboth mentioned: "The sexual intercourse between an adult man and a young girl is something ordinary".



Moreover, Saeed Rabi Joseph wrote: "The girl who attains three years and one day can make sexual intercourse" (1).



Therefore, in Judaism, it is not a strange issue to make a sexual relationship with a girl of three years, so why they criticized Prophet Muhammad – Peace be upon him – for marrying a nine year old girl.





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[1] J. Neusner, The Talmud of Babylonia, vol.XXIII.B, Tractate Sanhedrin 1984, 150. See also vol.XIX.A, Tractate Qiddushin 10a-b, 1992, 33. "Menstruating" here of course refers to the ritual "flux uncleanness" described in Lev.15



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4. Europe also allows Marrying Young Girls!



The marriage in early ages was prevailing in Europe itself, especially the early marriage of kings and rulers in the twelfth century for the purpose of creating alliances guaranteeing the continuity of peace. An example for that is the child empress "Anias", in France, the wife of two Byzantine Emperors: Emperor Alexios Kamanos II, and the Emperor Andronikos Kamanos I, respectively.



According to (William of Tyre), Anias was just eight years old when she reached Constantine while Alexios was thirteen years old (2). Moreover, the wife of Alexios Kamanos I was twelve years old when she married and became an empress before attaining fifteen years. As for the empress of Byzantium "Theodora" the wife of Manwel, she was thirteen years old when she married the Prince of Jerusalem "Baldwin III"; moreover, "Margret Maria Hingaria" married "Izak Anglos II" when she was nine years.



The age of Ainas in such era was not something extraordinary. It was even a traditional matter that the new bride and bridegroom meet in Constantine, in the house of the spouse who has the higher social rank (3). However, before Alexios completed the third year as an emperor, the cousin of his father Andronikos has appointed himself as an associate emperor (Born in 1118, i.e. he was sixty five years old) and then overthrew Alexios by force and married "Aainas" although there were about fifty years gap between them (4).



This clearly demonstrates that the marriage of young girls to men over sixty years old was something usual in Europe among the governing class itself; so, what about the public then? Of course such kind of marriage was prevailing among the public in Europe itself after more than five centuries from the marriage of Muhammad – Peace be upon him – and Aisha.





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[2] William of Tyre, History of the Deeds Done Beyond the Sea, 13.4; P. Wirth, 'Wann wurde Kaiser Alexios II. geboren?' Byzantinische Zeitschrift, 49 (1956), 65-7.

[3] One example being Anna Comnena, who was put into the care of her future mother-in-law, the dowager empress Mary of Alania, before she was eight years old so she could be brought up with her fiancé Constantine (Anna Comnena, Alexiad 3.1.4; cf. 2.5.1 for a further example)

[4] Choniates, Historia, 275-6.







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5. The Age of Consent in Most Countries Worldwide!



Apart from the European traditions in the medieval ages, if we look at the current era i.e. after 14 centuries from the marriage of the Prophet – Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – from Aisha – May Allah be pleased with her – we will find that the age of consent is still early in various places. AVERT, an international Charity Organization interested in studying the HIV/ AIDS diseases, having its headquarters in the United Kingdom, and works hard for preventing this disease in all countries worldwide, mentioned a detailed table in its website about the age of consent worldwide i.e. the legal age of practicing the sexual intercourse worldwide or the age which is considered by the countries and governments acceptable for making a sexual relation. AVERT stated that the Japanese people can practice sex legally in the age of thirteen year. In Argentine, it is allowed to practice sex in the age of thirteen. In Canada, until 1890, the allowed age of consent was twelve years (6). Similarly, the age of consent in Mexico is twelve years. In Panama and Philippine, the age of consent is twelve years. In Spain (7), Cyprus (8), South Korea, the age of consent is thirteen, while in Bolivia, the sexual age of consent is the maturity age (9). http://www.avert.org/age-of-consent.htm If this is the case in the 21st century, why they deny it? All such cases took place after 14 centuries from the marriage of Prophet Muhammad – Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – and Aisha! You can also note that such countries which have several cultural backgrounds allowed practicing sex in early age; so, why some persons refuse respecting the traditions of a nation lived 14 centuries ago? It is not possible or logical to force other nations to follow the Western or the American thinking concerning what is accepted or rejected! especially 14 centuries ago. According to the said table in the website of AVERT Organization, the legal consent age is different from state to another inside America itself, for example, the sexual fitness age in Aiwa, Missouri and South Carolina is fourteen while the age of consent in Arizona, California, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee and Weskinson is not less than eighteen. http://www.ageofconsent.com/comments/numberone.htm This means that it is not logical or reasonable to criticize the other nations on the ground of the difference between them and the West or America concerning the age of consent. The states of the United States themselves are different in determining this age; therefore, it is silly or illogical to criticize an early marriage took place before 14 centuries. It is worth mentioning here that several organizations in the West have objected to raise the age of consent. For example, in Canada, such organizations corresponded with the parliament members via internet and requested to reject this proposal and demonstrated the dangerous effects thereof (10). One of such letters mentioned: "Dear Parliament Member,I write to you in order to express my attitude concerning the age of consent which was increased from fourteen years to sixteen years… the proposal of increasing the age of consent is a backward dangerous movement and will make the young males and females practice sex illegally". If we return back to the legal age which qualifies the girl to accept or reject the sexual relation or marriage in America and the West, we will find that the age of ten to thirteen was the ideal acceptable age of consent in the mid of the nineteenth century (11). Moreover, the Americans should know that the legal age of practicing sex was just ten years in UK and America in 1885, i.e. just one year older than the age of Aisha when she married Prophet Muhammad – Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – 13 centuries ago. Stephen Robertson wrote in this regard: "In 1885, after the scandal which took place upon issuing the book of The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon, the English writer "Sted" unveiled trading in the young girls in London, and these campaigns became part of the war launched against prostitution in the United States. This scandal urged the British parliament to raise the age of consent from ten to sixteen and this attracted the attention of the American reformers to the law of their Country" (12). The Western and American people should know the campaign of the Christian Woman Association for Preventing Alcohol (WCTU 1885-1990) and increasing the age of consent, as it was in most of the American states, and after issuing the general law, the age of consent was determined as ten years, while it was before seven years only in the state of Delaware (13). http://www.internationalorder.org/scandal_response.html The age of consent in one of the American States was just seven years, just 120 years ago! But the Western people did not know that and just criticized Islam and Muslims for the marriage of the Prophet – Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – and Aisha – May Allah be pleased with her – while she was nine years more than 1400 years ago. Anyway, our modern age, at the beginning of the 21st century, witnessed several early marriage cases in Europe itself, for example, the legal marriage age in Romania is 16 years. The child Ana Maria, The Roma Gypsy Princess, twelve years old, married the child Birita Mihai, fifteen years old. Roma King Florin Cioaba, the father of the bride, told the journalists: "In fact, this is a happy day in the royal house; the best days of my life… it is better for the children to marry in an early age". Fasil Eunisko, from Roma Public Policies Center, stated: "The marriage of the princess did not happen by force, she was the sweetheart of the king and he cannot act against her wishes. We should preserve our traditions in order to preserve our identity and being. Therefore, it is immoral to prohibit the traditions and norms, and no one can prohibit it" (14). [6] Tories move to raise age of consent by Terry Weber, Globe and Mail, June 22, 2006.[7] specified by the Spanish Penal Code, Article 181(2)[8] Cyprus Penal Code, Article 154[9] according to Article 308 of the Bolivian Penal Code[10] see http://www.ageofconsent.ca/action.html[11] [Waites, Matthew (2005). The Age of Consent: Young People, Sexuality and Citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 1-4039-2173-3, page 7.[12] Stephen Robertson, Journal of Social History, summer 2002[13] Linda R. Hirshman and Jane E. Larson, HARD BARGAINS: THE POLITICS OF SEX, Oxford University Press, 1998, pp124-133, ISBN: 0-19-509664-9.[14] DINA KYRIAKIDOU, The New Zealand Herald, October 01, 2003







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6- Is it Logical to judge a Marriage Case that took Place before 1400 Years under the Laws of the 21st Century?



After demonstrating the age of consent for the American girl, which was until the last part of the 19th century just ten years i.e. one year older than Aisha when she married the Prophet – Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – 13 centuries ago; moreover, such age was just seven years in one of the American States i.e. two years younger than Aisha – May Allah be pleased with her, and having demonstrated that the age of consent is still ranging between twelve to thirteen years in most countries of the world, including Western and Christian countries; accordingly, there is no ground to criticize the marriage of the Prophet – Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – and Aisha – May Allah be pleased with her – which was portrayed by the instigators as an offence against young girls. Such instigators exploited the ignorance of the Western community about the age of consent in the West and the non Muslim countries in order to instigate against Islam and portray the Prophet of Islam – Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – as an offender. Such instigators are in fact hypocrite people because they are accusing the Muslims with things practiced legally and normally by non Muslims. In brief, the early marriage still exist in the 21st century, and it is practiced by European and Christian people in the 21st century; therefore, why is the Prophet of Islam – Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him –blamed for such marriage which took place before 1400 years? This clearly demonstrates the non credibility of such instigators and their hidden aims under the pretext of defending the rights of woman and the human rights in order to gain the sympathy of the Western people toward Aisha the child who was "obliged" to marry a man more than fifty years old, as they allege. However, apart from the instigation of such criticizers who have concealed their actual aims, we would like to demonstrate some points about the marriage of the Prophet of Islam – Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – and Aisha – May Allah be pleased with her – when she was nine years old, in order to understand the reasons and circumstances of such marriage. Did they know the Arabian Peninsula before 14 Centuries?

It is worth mentioning that the Western principles and mentality in the 21st Century may not understand the Eastern & Arabian principles and mentality in the 6th century fully and completely! There is a wide gap between the two cultures, mentalities, and geographies. This is an important point which should be recognized, because judging a norm practiced by an Eastern community before fourteen centuries by a secular Western culture in the 21st century won't be just or accurate. Therefore, the Western people in this era should study such norm and understand the reasons which justify it. Anyway, such reasons are still convincing the Western and Christian communities which do not oppose the early marriage until today.



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7-Brides in Africa are Younger than Ten?


In order to make the picture clearer to the Western people in the 21st century, let's compare between a nine-year-old girl in America and a nine-year-old girl in some countries in Africa nowadays. The American girl used to live a modern easy life with all means of entertainment, joy and luxury, while the African girl, in some of the black-skin countries, use to shepherd sheep, bring water from wells several kilometers far from her house, know cocking, clean the house, participate in the agricultural works, and carry out other tasks just like the older people in spite of her childhood. These responsibilities make the African girl in the 21st century an intellectually mature girl who is able to run her own affairs when her family is not at home. However, the American or European girl is living a modern easy life and do not bear such heavy responsibilities. She has a baby sitter if her family is not at home. Moreover, the African girl in the above mentioned example can take care of the western girl in spite of their equal ages. So, how about the Arab girl before 14 centuries? The Arab girl then was living in circumstances similar to the African girl in term of tasks and responsibilities. The Arab girl at seven and eight years, since 14 centuries, was fully mature and responsible just like the African girl in the above mentioned example. Therefore, she cannot be considered similar to the Western girl who has no responsibilities. Accordingly, the Western people should not compare the circumstances of the Western girl in the 21st century with the circumstances of the Arab girl before 14 centuries, because any judgment like this will be inaccurate and not just in the best cases. Moreover, the Western people should take into consideration that the body of the girl in the hot regions reaches maturity before the girls in the cold regions. The femininity of the girl in the hot regions appears before the femininity of girls in the cold regions; therefore, she will be qualified for marriage in early age. This is exactly the case in the Arabian Peninsula before 14 centuries. The environment of the Arabian Peninsula makes the girls mature in early age, contrary to the environment of Europe & America; therefore, there is no way for the criticizers to compare.



This fact was realized by the English orientalist R.V.C. Bodley, grandson of Sir Thomas Bodley, the founder of Bodley Library, author of "Wind in the Sahara", "The Messenger", and other fourteen books, after visiting the Arabian Peninsula. He said after such visit:

"Aisha, though was young, was mature and grew up quickly like the other Arab women. Such early marriage still exists in Asia & East Europe, and is a natural habit in Spain and Portugal until recently" (15). The English author added: "Since she entered the house of Muhammad – Peace be upon him – all people felt her presence, and if there was a girl knowing fully what is marriage, Aisha will be such girl. She has built her character since the first day of her life in the house of the Prophet – Peace be upon him – which was attached to the Masjed.(16)





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[15] R.V.C. Bodley, The Messenger, p 129 (Arabic version(

[16] R.V.C. Bodley, The Messenger, p 130 (Arabic version(


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8-It is not for Satisfying a Desire!

It is Following a Good Advice and wishing for Enhancing Relations with a Dear Friend



The marriage of the Prophet – Peace be upon him – with Aisha – May Allah be pleased with her – was not his own idea, it was an opinion by a woman called Khawla Bint Hakim, for the purpose of enhancing relations with the dearest friend of the Prophet – Peace be upon him – i.e. Abu Bakr As Siddeek, father of Aisha – May Allah be pleased with them – by way of affinity. Abu Bakr– May Allah be pleased with him – was one of the pillars of Islam and was the closest friend to the Prophet – Peace be upon him. He was the first orthodox Caliph after the death of the Prophet – Peace be upon him. It is worth mentioning here that the marriage of Aisha was made upon an advice by a woman i.e. such opinion means that such marriage was conforming to the customs and traditions of society and that such woman did not find such marriage a breach to the rights of Aisha or confiscating her freedom as alleged by the hypocrite people. Anyway, the Prophet – Peace be upon him – did not wish to reject marriage with Aisha, the daughter of the dearest friend. His loyalty to his friend, Abu Baker, made him pleasant to accept the offer in order to enhance relations between them. It is worth mentioning also that Aisha, before marrying the Prophet – Peace be upon him, was engaged to another man; Jubair Bin Mut'em Bin Adei. I.e. marriage in an early age was a norm & a custom widely prevailing in such era and no one denied or objected it. Moreover, after marriage, Aisha gained a high rank in the Prophet's life. The Prophet – Peace be upon him – was asked: Who is the dearest person in your life? He said: Aisha. He was asked: Who is the dearest person from men? He answered: Her father (17). Therefore, the marriage of the Prophet – Peace be upon him – with Aisha was not for the purpose of satisfying desires as portrayed by some people; contrary, it was done for several purposes. If the Prophet – Peace be upon him – was seeking desires, he would not then, while being twenty five years old, marry Khadija who was fifteen years older than him, and would not refrain from marriage until her death. Moreover, if he was seeking desires, he would not, after the death of Khadija, marry an old woman eighty years old; Sawda Bint Zam'a Al Aameriah who became a widow after her husband's death. The Prophet wanted to console her and to be an example for all Muslims in doing good deeds for the widows. Anyway, the marriage of the Prophet – Peace be upon him – with Aisha in such early age produced great benefits to Islam & Muslims. Being young, Aisha was able to learn and keep the principles of Islam from the Prophet – Peace be upon him – quickly; therefore, she gained wide knowledge in religion and became a reference for the old and young companions concerning the Holy Quran, jurisprudence, interpretation, and the prophetic traditions. She was one of the greatest scholars in jurisprudence, and was for the companions like a teacher. They were asking her about all things in Islam, and she delivered one fourth of the Islamic teachings (18). The Prophet – Peace be upon him – has qualified Aisha to be a good source and reference for the Muslims after him. Aisha was a young, clever, and bright woman with a strong memory; therefore, the Prophet – Peace be upon him – was confident that she will keep the great Islamic heritage assigned to her.



The revelation was coming down to the Prophet – Peace be upon him – every time he is in the house of Aisha only. This was an indication to her for focusing on understanding the great mission of her husband in order to perform her role in guiding the Muslims. The Muslims in the reign of Abu Baker, Omar, Othman, Ali and Mo'awiah – May Allah be pleased with them – learnt a lot from her and the scholars were consulting her in the religious issues. She remained a reference for the Muslims and a source for teaching them their religion.



Mr. Saeed Al Afaghani said: I have spent several years studying Lady Aisha – May Allah be pleased with her. I found myself in front of a miracle, and did not find the right description for her. She has vast knowledge, diversity of specializations and several fields of experience; jurisprudence, prophetic traditions, interpretation, juristic science, morals, poetry, medicine, history … She has mastered all such fields before being eighteen (19).



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(17) "Sunan At Termithi"-Hadith No.3886

(18) "Aisha and Politics"- by Al Afaghani-p.16

(19) "Aisha and Politics"- by Al Afaghani-p.18,19







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9-Let's Pause here!



It is important to know that the instigators who exploited this marriage to harm Prophet Muhammad – Peace be upon him – have relied on the ignorance of people about the details of such marriage and tried to gain the sympathy of the western people toward Aisha as if she was an American girl in the 21st century and was deprived of her childhood, while the actual facts are totally different. It is not logical to compare the American or Western girl in the 21st century with an Eastern Arabian girl before 1400 years. This is totally illogical because it is misleading and causing misunderstanding reality; therefore it will lead to misjudgment. If such criticizers want the Prophet – Peace be upon him – before 14 centuries to marry according to the American or Western customs in the 21st century, it is then their own affair; they cannot impose their own principles on generations preceding them several hundreds of years. It is not logical to issue judgments on the old generations according to circumstances which they did not live or participate or establish. Moreover, such criticizers did not compare the marriage of the Prophet – Peace be upon him – and Aisha – May Allah be pleased with her – with the realty & customs of several Western and Christian countries after hundreds of years and did not compare it with the marriage in the Jewish religion which allowed the marriage of a child when she attain three years and one day only. Therefore, this demonstrates the incredibility of such criticizers and discharges the Prophet – Peace be upon him – from their fabricated allegations and falsifications. It is worth mentioning here also that several prophets – Peace be upon them – were very old and married young virgin girls. The Bible mentioned that Dawood (David) – Peace be upon him - was old and caught cold and was not able to warm himself in spite of wearing heavy clothes. Kings1, the first chapter, stated:

"When King David was old and well advanced in years, he could not keep warm even when they put covers over him. So his servants said to him, “Let us look for a young virgin to attend the king and take care of him. She can lie beside him so that our lord the king may keep warm. Then they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful girl and found Abishag, a Shunammite, and brought her to the king. ”



It is a very clear picture; Prophet Dawood (David) – Peace be upon him - was very old; however, they searched for him a virgin girl tens of years younger than him in order to keep him warm. Such verses are speaking about sexual meanings such as warming Prophet Dawood – Peace be upon him – using a young beautiful virgin girl, as stated in the verses! So, why don't such people who instigate against Islam look at this issue and consider it rape? Why don't the Western media speak about such event the way they speak about the marriage of the Prophet – Peace be upon him – and Aisha? The reason is simple; the purpose of such criticism is not such marriage cases or relationships; contrary, they are seeking to distort the picture of Islam only, instigating against it and making people hate this religion and its followers! But the truth will appear some day, and people will surely discover the malicious goals and methods of such instigators.







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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Are Muslim Women Oppressed ?


Among the many topics of interest to non-Muslims, the status of Muslim women and the theme of their rights -- or rather, the perceived lack of them – seems to be foremost. The media’s portrayal of Muslim women, usually outlining their “oppression and mystery” seems to contribute to this negative perception.

The main reason for this is that people often fail to distinguish between culture and religion -- two things that are completely different. In fact, Islam condemns oppression of any kind whether it is towards a woman or humankind in general.

The Quran is the sacred book by which Muslims live. This book was revealed 1400 years ago to a man named Muhammad –peace be upon him-, who would later become the Prophet –peace be upon him-. Fourteen centuries have passed and this book has not been changed since, not one letter has been altered.

In chapter 33, entitled Surah Al-Ahzaab (The Clans), verse 59 Allah The Exalted Almighty Says (what means): "O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the woman of the believers to bring down over themselves (part) of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known (as free respectable women) and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful." [Quran 33:59] This verse shows that Islam makes wearing a Hijaab necessary. Hijaab is the word used for covering, not only the headscarves (as some people may think) but also wearing loose clothes that are not too bright.

Sometimes, people see covered Muslim women and they think of this as oppression. This is wrong. A Muslim woman is not oppressed, in fact, she is liberated. This is because she is no longer valued for something material, such as her good looks or the shape of her body. She compels others to judge her for her intelligence, kindness, honesty and personality. Therefore, people judge her for who she actually is.

When Muslim women cover their hair and wear loose clothes, they are obeying the orders of their Lord to be modest, not cultural or social mores. In fact, Christian nuns cover their hair out of modesty, yet no one considers them “oppressed”. By following the command of Allah, Muslim women are doing the exact same thing.

The lives of the people who responded to the Quran have changed drastically. It had a tremendous impact on so many people, especially women, since this was the first time that the souls of man and women were declared equal -- with the same obligations as well as the same rewards.

For the first time in history, women were granted economic independence in Islam. The money they bring in to marriage is theirs as well as the money they earn. In Islam, women are allowed to choose their own husbands and in extreme cases, ask for divorce. A woman has the right to be educated, contrary to what the contemporary world might think. The responsibility is that of the person who is raising her.

Islam is a religion that holds women in high regard. Long ago, when baby boys were born, they brought great joy to the family. The birth of a girl was greeted with considerably less joy and enthusiasm. Sometimes, girls were hated so much that they were buried alive. Islam has always been against this irrational discrimination against girls and female infanticide.

The Prophet Muhammad, PBUH, said: "Seeking knowledge is mandatory for every Muslim (male and female)." Men and women both have the capacity for learning and understanding. Since it is also their obligation to promote good behavior and condemn bad behavior in all spheres of life, Muslim women must acquire the appropriate education to perform this duty in accordance with their own natural talents and interests.

While maintenance of their homes, providing support to the husband and bearing, raising and teaching children are among the first and very highly regarded roles for a woman, if she has the skills to work outside the home for the good of the community, she may do so. However, this is allowed only as long as her family obligations are met and as long as she complies with the Islamic code of dress and conduct, with no intermingling with men in the workplace.

Islam recognizes and fosters the natural differences between men and women despite their equality. Some types of work are more suitable for men and other types for women. This differentiation in no way diminishes the effort or benefit of one gender over the other. God will reward both genders equally for the value of their work, though it may not necessarily be within the same sphere of activity.

The two great roles a woman plays in life are that of a wife and a mother. The Prophet –peace be upon him-, once said to a group of Companions:

Concerning motherhood, the Prophet Muhammad, PBUH, said: "Heaven lies under the feet of mothers." This implies that the success of a society can be traced to the mothers who raised it. The first and greatest influence on a person comes from the sense of security, affection and training received from the mother. Therefore, a woman having children must be educated and conscientious in order to be a skillful parent.

A man came to the Prophet, PBUH, and asked: "Who among my kinfolk is worthy of my good companionship?" The Prophet –peace be upon him-, replied: "Your mother" three times before saying: "Your father." This indicates the impact that a mother has in a person's life. So women are highly honored in this great religion.

Islam is a religion that treats women fairly. The Muslim woman was given a role, duties and rights 1400 years ago that most women do not enjoy even today in the West. These rights are from God and are designed to maintain a balance in society; what may seem “unjust” or “missing” in one place is compensated for or explained in another place.

"The best among you are those who are the best to their wives." This shows that Islam highly encourages treating the wives well. They should be shown love, respect and care. To foster the love and security that comes with marriage, Muslim wives have various rights. The first of the wife's rights is to receive dowry, a gift from the husband, which is part of the marriage contract and required for the legality of the marriage.

The second right of a wife is maintenance. Despite any wealth she may have, her husband is obligated to provide her with food, shelter and clothing. He is not forced, however, to spend beyond his capability and his wife is not entitled to make unreasonable demands.



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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Can we Prove The Holy Quran is From God ?


Muslims have something that offers the clearest proof of all - The Holy Quran. There is no other book like it anywhere on earth. It is absolutely perfect in the Arabic language. It has no mistakes in grammar, meanings or context. The scientific evidences are well known around the entire world, even amongst non-Muslim scholars. Predictions in the Quran have come true; and its teachings are clearly for all people, all places and all times.

Surprisingly enough, the Quran itself provides us with the test of authenticity and offers challenges against itself to prove its veracity. Allah tells us in the Quran:

Haven't the unbelievers considered if this was from other than Allah, they would find within it many contradictions?

[Noble Quran 4:82]

Another amazing challenge from Allah's Book:

If you are in doubt about it, bring a chapter like it.

[Noble Quran 2:23]

And Allah challenges us with:

Bring ten chapters like it.

[Noble Quran 11:13]


And finally:

Bring one chapter like it.

[Noble Quran 10:38]



No one has been able to produce a book like it, nor ten chapters like it, nor even one chapter like it. It was memorized by thousands of people during the lifetime of Muhammad (peace be upon him) and then this memorization was passed down from teacher to student for generation after generation, from mouth to ear and from one nation to another. Today every single Muslim has memorized some part of the Quran in the original Arabic language that it was revealed in over 1,400 years ago, even though most of them are not Arabs. There are over nine million (9,000,000) Muslims living on the earth today who have totally memorized the entire Quran, word for word, and can recite the entire Quran, in Arabic just as Muhammad (peace be upon him) did 14 centuries ago.


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هل نستطيع إثبات أن القرآن الكريم من عند الله ؟







المسلمون لديهم ما يثبت بالدليل القاطع للجميع أن القرآن الكريم لا يوجد على وجه الأرض أي كتاب يشبهه. هو الكمال المطلق في اللغة العربية، لا توجد فيه أية أخطاء، لا نحوية و لا في المعاني و لا في السياق. و الأدلة العلمية المذكورة فيه معروفة في كل أنحاء العالم، حتى بين غير المسلمين من العلماء، و التنبؤات التي جاء بها قد تحققت، و تعاليمه جاءت واضحة لكل الناس، و لكل مكان و زمان.

و المدهش فعلا هو أن القرآن الكريم بنفسه يعطينا الدلائل على صحته، و يقدم لنا الحجج و التحديات على نفسه لإثبات خلوه من أي نقص أو تعارض، قال الله تعالى: (أفلا يتدبرون القرآن ولو كان من عند غير الله لوجدوا فيه اختلافا كثيرا ) سورة النساء الآية: 82.

تحد آخر مدهش في كتاب الله عز و جل: (وَإِنْ كُنْتُمْ فِي رَيْبٍ مِمَّا نَزَّلْنَا عَلَى عَبْدِنَا فَأْتُوا بِسُورَةٍ مِّنْ مِثْلِهِ) سورة البقرة الآية: 23.

و يتحدانا الله بقوله: (فَأْتُوا بِعَشْرِ سُوَر ٍ مِثْلِه) سورة هود الآية: 13.

و أخيرا، بقوله تعالى: (فَأْتُوا بِسُورَة ٍ مِثْلِه) سورة يونس، الآية: 38.

لم يستطع أحد تأليف كتاب مثل هذا الكتاب، و لا عشرة أجزاء مثله، و لا حتى جزء واحد مثله.

حفظه الآلاف في حياة النبي محمد (صلي الله عليه وسلم)، و بعد ذلك، هذا التلقين تم تمريره من المعلمين إلى الطلاب ، وجيلا بعد جيل عن طريق السماع، و من أمة إلى أخرى.

و اليوم نجد أن كل مسلم يحفظ جزءا من القرآن الكريم باللغة العربية الأصيلة التي أنزل بها منذ أكثر من 1400 سنة، على الرغم من أن غالبيتهم ليسوا عربا. الآن هناك ما يزيد عن تسعة ملايين (9،000،000) من المسلمين الذين يعيشون على الأرض ، والذين يحفظون القرآن الكريم كاملا بأكمله ، كلمة كلمة ، ويمكنهم تلاوته كله باللغة العربية ، كما فعل محمد (صلي الله عليه و سلم) قبل 14 قرنا
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Biography of Mais Shalash


Mais Shalash

Mais Shalash was born in 7th of June 1989 in Kuwait. She is from Shaqba a village in Ramallah Palestine. She is the third of her brothers.

She started the art of singing is the age of seven, was fond of singing songs and praises and recitation, recite the Koran.

When her father Saud Toha Shalash discovered his daughter's talent Mais intifada was at its peak . Did not realize the facilitator that her voice small will become a voice of a nation, and this says Mais (I'm the city of Al-Aqsa Intifada and the championship of my family in occupied Palestine, scenes that as long as I've seen on TV have caused outrage in me, and started looking for a way to join the civil Almentqdin anger)

Mais won many awards, including the Award of Child song festival in Cairo and participated in many festivals in the Arab world, including the National Forum for Youth Justice and Development in Morocco

The effects of singing Mais controversy among the religious, and said that he may not religiously when bigger is no longer a girl, but Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi decreed permission to sing to men as long as indecent is not subject to say, as long as the service is concerned with issues of the nation. Finally, she declares that she is very relieved that Yusuf Al Qaradawi said in his Fatwa (Al âmal Hassan Hassan, Wal Qabih) that there is no religious opposition towards her career as a woman in the music world.

Mais Shalash thinks also that the Islamic chant needs some time to be more performing to take over the other corrupted non Islamic songs.


Some pictures of Our Beloved sister Mais Shalash








Sister Mais With Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi and her Mother






The link to download her voice/song:


1-Album of Osturah Jenin ألبوم أسطورة جنين
http://www.nnw1.net/media/?songs=art&art=156

2-Album of Haqq al-audah ألبوم حق العودة
http://www.nnw1.net/media/?songs=art&art=158

3- Album of Ars alhuria ألبوم عرس الحرية
http://shabab.ps/vb/showthread.php?t=9321

4-Album of Ya Aqsa ألبوم يا أقصى
http://www.ashefaa.com/files/enshad/meis-shalash.htm

5- Album of Khonsa Palestine ألبوم خنساء فلسطين
http://nnw1.net/sound/sounds.php?shareet=65

6- Album Sout al-Huria ألبوم صوت الحرية
http://nnw1.net/sound/sounds.php?shareet=89

7-Album of Syams al Huria ألبوم شمس الحرية
http://www.ahrar-pal.info/vb/showthread.php?s=b01ec5d115d9e83a359b0829d5bb8c39&p=44062#post44062


8- Link for New song رابط أنشودة (يما السجن مهما علي)جديد
http://www.nawafithna.com/users/laith/mais/other/Yumma-Alsegen-Mahma-3ily-Samed.mp3

9-Link of the song Wein Al Arab رابط أنشودة وين العرب

http://www.nawafithna.com/users/laith/mais/Ween-Al3arab-maisshalash.com.mp3

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