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  1. BROTHER AND SISTERS S/ALAYKUM WR WB I DONT WANNA SAY MORE , AS WE HAVE SEEN THESE DAYS THERE ARE ALMOST MILLIONS OF OUR PEOPLE STARVING IN OUR HOME LAND THEY HAVE NOT GOVERMENT TO SUPPORT AND NO WHERE TO ESCAPE FROM , THESE PEOPLE ARE AMONG CHILDREN, WOMEN,AND ELDER PEOPLE , ALAH SUBHANU WATA ALAA SAID MANY VERSES IN THE QURAN By no means shall you attain righteousness unless you spend (in Allah's cause) of that which you love; and whatever of good you spend, Allah knows it well." [soorah Aal 'Imran, 92] "Those who spend their wealth by night and day, in secret and openly, surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve." [soorah al-Baqarah, 274] "The likeness of those who spend their wealth in Allah's way is as the likeness of a grain which grows seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains. Allah gives increase manifold to whom He will. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower." [soorah al-Baqarah, 261] "The Shaytan promises you poverty and enjoins you on lewdness. But Allah promises you forgiveness from Himself with bounty. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower." [soorah al-Baqarah, 268] "No day dawns upon [Allah's] servants without two angels descending [to Earth]. One of them says, 'O Allah, give recompense (khalaf) to those who give [charity]!'; the other says, 'O Allah give loss (talaf) to those who withhold [charity]!'" [Agreed upon] "There are only two kinds of people whom one may envy: a man to whom Allah granted wealth and the power to use it all rightly [i.e. charitably]; and a man to whom Allah granted wisdom and who used it in judgment and taught it to others." [Agreed upon] "O ye who believe! Spend out of (the bounties) we have provided for you, before the day comes when no bargaining (will avail), nor friendship, nor intercession. Those who reject faith - they are the wrong doers." [soorah al-Baqarah, 254] ALAH SUBXANAHU WATA'ALAA CAN HELP THESE PEOPLE RIGHT AWAY BUT IT'S A TEST FOR US IF PAY OR NOT SO PLEASE IF YOU HAVE ALREADY CONTRIBUTED JIZAAKALAHU KHAYR IF NOT GO TO THE NEAREST PLACE YOU CAN AS SOOS AS POSSIBLE,EVEN $ 1 OR LESS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THESE PEOPLE REMEMBER THAT THESE PEOPLE ( CEELNA UMA QODNA CIDNA UMA MAQNA ) WHAT THEY WAIT IS ONLY YOU AND I , WHAT YOU PAY IS YOU DEPOSITED YOU ARE AKHIRA ACCOUNT ,, JIZAAKUMU LAHU KHAYR
  4. EID MUBAARK TO ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE ARE TWIN CITIES EID LOCATIONS Mostly Eid Will start Around 8:00am but it's good to come Earlier to Secure Parking and alot of stuff things If you are Living Centeral Minneapolis and it's ares Minneapolis Convention Center Imamu Shaafici Mosque Abuubakr Sadiiq Mosque Brain Coyle Community Center If you are Living Saint Paul Excel Energy Center if you are living North Minneapolis and Brooklyn Are: Earl Brown Heritage Center 6155 Earl Brown Drive Brooklyn Park, MN 55430-2138 763-569-6300 / 800-524-0239 If you are living South Minneapolis,i.e Bloomington, Richfield, Eden Priarie, Edina, etc Eid al Adha Mubarak Prayer Announcement - January 10 2006 Shakopee Community Center 1255 Fuller Street south Shakopee. MN 55379 Timing: Takbirat: 8:00 AM Prayer: 8:30 AM Sharp
  6. A Letter to My Daughter By Jamaaluddin al-Haidar In the name of Allah. All praise to Allah. Peace and blessings on the Messenger of Allah. As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. My dearest daughter, I choose to send you this letter rather than speak to you because I know you love to receive and reread my e-mails. I am concerned about what I see developing in you and in many of the youth of your generation. This is why I am asking Allah to guide me as I offer you my advice in the following matters. You should refrain from spending so much of your time on the computer playing silly games and listening to un-Islamic music. They corrupt the heart and soul. They occupy precious space in the mind that should be used for deep thought and contemplation on life and the real issues that affect you as a Muslim. “Allah says: Son of Adam: Fill your time with My worship and I will fill your heart with richness, and end your poverty. But if you do not, I would make your hands completely busy (in worldly affairs) and I would not end your poverty.“ (At-Tirmidhi; confirmed to be a strong hadith) Sheikh Ibn Al-Qayyim once wrote: Our purpose of existence on earth is more meaningful than being slaves to worldly gains. There can be no meaningful life better than that prescribed by our Creator Allah. Every act done according to Allah’s way is an act of worship. I want you to make a habit of visiting the following links: Islam Online Harun Yayha: Invitation to Truth Here at these sites, you can learn more about your deen, about Allah‘s creation, and about the world outside the very small circle that you live in. After the Islamic sciences, no other knowledge is more critical to the development of your mind than subjects such as science, geography, history, and world politics. Pay special attention to news articles about Muslims around the world. Focus on and give deep thought to the articles on `ibadah (worship), iman (faith), tarbiyyah (Islamic upbringing and education) and tazkiyya (purification of the heart and soul). You should also spend time browsing the fatwa databases. The databases contain Islamic rulings and advice from authentic Islamic scholars on issues that come up in the everyday life of Muslims. It is useful because we need to learn the Islamic perspective on these issues according to the Shari`ah. As Muslims, we can seek the advice of scholars on these matters, and this is the only way we can know how to best handle them. In doing so and by acting upon these rulings, we make sincere efforts to guard ourselves from sins and innovations that lead to the Fire. But always remember that extremism in deen is not the way of Allah‘s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him). The believer who takes Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) as an example for living life takes the middle path. As you study and learn new things, you must also beware of arrogance. What you gain in knowledge is not for show. It is not to be used for making a person look or feel less religious or pious than someone else. Knowledge gained should bring us closer to Allah Most High, for all knowledge has its beginning with Him. Any knowledge that takes you away from the remembrance of Allah Most High is useless knowledge. It is like a ball and chain that you drag along behind you. It‘s “dead weight“ that has no real benefit other than to slow you down and keep you distracted. It‘s like eating a candy bar. Surely it has some tasty significance, but it weighs you down with calories and has no nutrition. Worse yet, it takes up resources that could be put to better use learning useful knowledge. I worry about you because you are in the stage of your development where you sometimes neglect doing what you know is right out of fear of how your peers may respond towards you. Never allow the fear of what others may say or think about you sway you from either acquiring knowledge or putting into action what you have previously learned. Fear Allah alone and He will make things right for you in the long run. [And whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah, He will make for him an outlet, and give him sustenance from whence he thinks not; and whoever trusts in Allah, He is sufficient for him; surely Allah attains His purpose; Allah indeed has appointed a measure for everything] (At-Talaq 65:2-3) [if Allah assists you, then there is none that can overcome you, and if He forsakes you, who is there then that can assist you after Him? And on Allah should the believers rely.] (Aal `Imran 3:160) Remember what I was saying earlier regarding your inability to concentrate, focus, and think through your science homework problem to its logical conclusion? Your brain is like a hard drive in a computer. The computer can get so overrun with useless files that when it‘s called on to handle a complex command, it gets bogged down. In its greediness for collecting useless information and storing it, the computer has misplaced bits of the most essential files in different spaces on the hard drive. These bits need to come together to handle the complex command and allow the computer to function efficiently. The solution is to first get rid of the useless files and then to clean up the hard drive that contains these bits of useful information that are so scattered that they have become fragmented. This is what happens to our minds and hearts. They become overrun with so much useless information (like silly games, un-Islamic songs, ghaybah (backbiting), idle talk, television, and video games) that they need to be purified and de-fragmented. I‘ve watched how quickly you pick up on things. That‘s why I‘m confident that if you truly understood the motivation of those who promote and distribute the songs that your generation listens to, the television and movies that they watch, the clothes that they wear, the fads and trends that they follow, and the games that they play, you would easily be able to discern that the motivation is not just to make lots of money. The intentions of these corporations and the people who run them are far more sinister. Back in the year 1897, a secret document was uncovered. This document was like a blueprint for physically and mentally enslaving masses of people. The author of this document is without a doubt a treacherous enemy of Allah Most High, as well as an enemy to the entire human family. In one section of the document, which is still on display today in the British Museum, it states: We further distract them with amusements, games, pastimes, passions, people’s palaces. … Soon we shall begin through the press to propose competitions in art, in sport in all kinds: these interests will finally distract their minds from questions in which we should find ourselves compelled to oppose them. Growing more and more unaccustomed to reflect and form any opinions of their own, people will begin to talk in the same tone as we because we alone shall be offering them new directions for thought ... of course through such persons as will not be suspected of solidarity with us. (The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion) In sha’ Allah, in just a few more days we will be in the year 2006. Let‘s take apart the above quote and examine it with today‘s context in mind. We will discover just how much Allah‘s enemy has progressed in hoodwinking and enslaving so many of us since this document first surfaced over 100 years ago! “We further distract them with amusements, games, pastimes, passions, people’s palaces.†The amusement industry today, which includes the entertainment industry, is so huge that it could easily purchase half of the countries in the world. The misogynists’ self-gratifying anthems of the day have become “you only live once ... live life to the fullest,†without any regard for the hereafter and the consequences of unchecked passions. Haven’t we come a long way with this fixation with royalty, Life Styles of the Rich & Famous, and MTV Cribs? Gullible youth are foolish to marvel at rappers and hip-hoppers making videos in palaces that they don’t even live in and cars that they don’t drive. It’s all a fake, a facade of smoke screens and mirrors—one big lie. In fact, nearly everything about this pop, hip-hop, and rock culture is fake—fake hair, fake nails, fake body implants, fake teeth, fake eye colors, and fake symbols of wealth—like designer labels on clothes, shoes, and accessories that were made for pennies on the dollar in nameless sweat shops, with child labor or in slave “welfare†camps scattered across scores of poor, underdeveloped nations. The desperate people of these nations are being blackmailed and pimped by the International Money Fund—forced to work under unbearable conditions to produce the kinds of material goods that are ultimately transformed into icons of status here in the West simply by merit of having a designer label sewn on and a hefty price tag affixed. All of these fakes serve to fulfill the insatiable desires and passions of the heedless consumers. These are the kind of people who neglect the remembrance of Allah and the grave, while at the same time they crave instant gratification as offered by a world that is only temporary—a mere second of gratification compared to what potentially awaits them in the hereafter. Like the swine pushing for its place at the hog trough. The hail and rain pelt its back. The thunderstorm clouds loom above. It takes no notice of this; it heeds not the signs and warnings of the approaching danger. It is consumed by its passion for the trinkets of this life. The gaming industry spends millions of dollars on just one aspect of gaming—how to employ technology to blur the line between games and reality. The realism in video games, especially the titles that are most popular among the youth, is so close to reality that it has produced a generation that is now numb to the blood, gore, and dismembered bodies of war. Is there any wonder why there is such little uproar from the youth at the news of bodies being blown to bits by laser-guided “smart†bombs? We have a generation of couch potatoes who spend hours pushing buttons and blowing people away in these make-believe video game worlds, but who won’t lift a finger to fight in jihad or even raise a voice in protest when their own people are being massacred and disgraced in the real world. But then, isn’t that the whole purpose? The document’s author reveals the purpose as he declares “These interests will finally distract their minds from questions ... growing more and more unaccustomed to reflect and form any opinions of their own.†No probing questions, no serious concerns, no opinions on anything—just give him his Xbox; his Play-station; his iPod; his gas-guzzling sports utility vehicle; his 22-inch rims; his season tickets; his lottery tickets; his second and third mortgage; his purple pill; his blue pill; his drugs; his beer, wine, and liquor; his Starbucks latte; his flat screen TV; his dish with 150 channels; and his remote control—and then he’ll have no inclination for deep contemplation or reflection on the prevailing issues of the day and what his role is as a Muslim and member of society. Finally, with his subjects spiritually defeated and deeply indebted to his master plan, the enemy of Allah boasts “People will begin to talk in the same tone as we because we alone shall be offering them new directions for thought.†We have those who call themselves “free Muslims†who regularly appear alongside neo-fascist talking heads on the neoconservative networks like Fox News, speaking with Muslim names but in the same tone as those who set themselves up as rivals against Allah. Are these folk “free Muslims†because the rest of us are not? Or are they free because they don’t get arrested based on secret evidence, and detained for years without ever being charged? Or is it simply because they’re careful to say nothing more than exactly what the rulers want them to say? “Of course through such persons as will not be suspected of solidarity with us.†The certain unnamed “free Muslims,†orientalists, and neoconservative fascists take their lead from the edicts of certain dubious scholars in full Islamic garb, who issue fatwas that weaken the resolve of the Muslim Ummah and pave the way for more imperialist aggression against the believers. As I conclude, I again caution you against wasting so much of your time. You should get as much benefit from me as you can now because I may not be with you much longer. No, I am not feeling ill, but it’s that kind of time that we live in today. Allah’s enemy hates to see a strong Muslim father guiding his children with Islamic teachings, training them to think critically, and developing in them a millah (religion) that is conscientious of the cause and effect of what they see happening around them. Seek knowledge, my child, and you will find that it opens many doors—doors that you never even realized were there before. Fi amani-llah. With love, Your father
  7. You and Your Friends By Umm Malika** How often do you ask yourself what kind of relationship you have with people? Relationships reflect your inner self: your positive and negative characteristics. What kind of relationship do you have with your friends? Let’s talk now about problems we face in modern life and see what Islam offers us to make our relationships with people better. First, we should try to realize what a beautiful and refined creature the human being (potentially) is. If we realize this, we will love the people around us and accept them as they are. This is the first step toward building a good relationship. Allah the Almighty tells us in the Qur’an that He created mankind in a perfect and pure state [And by Nafs (Adam or a person or a soul etc.), and Him Who perfected him in proportion;] (AshShams, 91:7 ) Yes! We were created in a perfect state and we are essentially pure, so it is we who choose to do either good deeds or evil deeds. Moreover, Allah states in the Qur’an that human beings were given the honor of being Allah’s vicegerents on earth and were created with the purpose of serving Him. Islam beautifully describes human beings and gives them a high status. Now what about us? What status do we give each other? Most of the time we are slaves to our emotions. We can despise people at one time and love them at another. At one moment, when we are on an emotional roller coaster ride, you may think you are better than your friend. You might think that you dress better, do better at school or work, or have more influential friends, and so on. But the Qur’an tells us not to do this. [And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah likes not each arrogant boaster.] (Luqman 31:18 ) You might be more knowledgeable in some areas, but you should be forgiving, enjoin what is right, and excuse the ignorant. Think about how short and unpredictable life is. Can you really control your life? Most of the time we can hardly control our feelings, emotions, and desires. If we fill our hearts with love and forgiveness for others, we will gain two goals: Allah’s forgiveness and a stable emotional state of mind. Can you imagine forgiving your enemy? Can you imagine looking for the good in the people around you? Constant feelings of revenge and resentment will harm your health in more ways than your enemy could harm you. Feelings of revenge and resentment, depending on their intensity, may cause disturbance on your emotional level. This may lead to new problems: phobias, fears, or physical disturbance, because our body is a reflection of our inner self. Islam does not teach us anything in vain. Islam cares about our health, which is built upon spiritual and emotional stability. So why not just start forgiving? The Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) used to forgive all those who hurt him (on a personal level), but when it came to the rights of others, he would respond appropriately. The Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) and the Companions enjoyed a wonderful relationship with each other. They loved each other for Allah’s sake. If people love each other for Allah’s sake, it is easy to forgive. Because when you do something for someone for Allah’s sake, you don’t mind if the person shows gratitude to you or not, because you did that thing for Allah. Ask yourself: Do I feel uncomfortable when I’m with people who look different from me, or who come from a different social or family background than mine? Is it important that I prove I am worthy of being the elite member among my friends? At the same time, do you change when you are with people? Is it important that you satisfy them and what they think you should be like? Always ask yourself such questions and keep tabs on how you think and how true you are to yourself. Always think about your life and your actions because Allah the Almighty gave us this gift: a mind that lets us be in touch with our real selves and choose either right or wrong. If Muslims move from a traditional Muslim society to a place that is based on non-Muslim values and behavior, they will find a completely different atmosphere. They will find many different kinds of people from many different places. If you used to feel uncomfortable with people from outside your own kind, you will feel like a fish out of water in such a situation. If you haven’t found ways to make yourself strong (in terms of your inner strength), you will probably find yourself imitating some of these new people. In this setting, you will be very glad that you had an Islamic upbringing because it will help you keep your identity. It is your relationship with Allah that is the key to your relationship with the people in your life. If you are close to Allah you will: Be positive with those around you Not judge others, but advise according to the guidance of the Qur’an and Sunnah Forgive others as you hope to be forgiven Be warm and friendly and loving to others Be generous and kind Friendship can either be a kind of Paradise of a kind of Hell. If you choose to be with people who are negative and try to drag you into sinful and bad behavior, then you will be on the road to self-destruction. However, if you choose to be with people who are true to themselves and their role in life, and who say and do good things, then you will have more chances to develop yourself and to be a better person. The ideal friendship is one that is built on both people in the relationship trying to serve Allah and gain His pleasure. True brothers and sisters in Islam are like one body. “When one part (of the body) feels pain, the other part shares in the pain and fever.†(Al-Bukhari). So keep your aims high and try to develop solid, stable, and beneficial relationships with people who will have a good influence on you, and you on them. Make your first priority in life to please Allah the Almighty and ask Him to guide you to good friends and useful, healthy relationships.
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  9. Hi Everybody i have Currently Graduated from high school in Minn-USA and now i m heading towards to further Education but before i go that, there is a big obstucle a head of me, Which is Deciding Which Major i go for , some of my folks and relatives are advising me to go to Bacholar of Science and go to Medical School, but my interest is away from that, Now i want your help to give me any advice since you seem to be familiar in these stuff things after a collecting these advices insha alah i will reach a conclusion, and i dont wanna to get enrolled the Universitiy with out having a clear plan. How do you see if i take Biology for Major and Economics for Minors since and love both of them Thanks for your Consideration Bro's and Si's
  10. Lil' Johnny goes to his dad and asks, "What is politics?" Dad says, "Well son, let me try to explain it this way. I'm the breadwinner of the family, so let's call me Capitalism. Mommy is the administrator of the money, so we'll call her the Government. We're here to take care of your needs, so we'll call you The People. The nanny, well, consider her The Working Class. Your baby brother, we'll call him The Future. Now go think about this and see if it makes sense." So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said. Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying and runs to his room only to find that his diapers are very soiled. So the little boy goes to his parents' room. Mom is sound asleep. Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny's room. Finding the door locked, he looks through the peephole and sees his father in bed with the nanny. He gives up and goes back to bed. The next morning, the little boy says to his father, "Dad, I think I understand what politics is now." "Good son, tell me in your own words then what politics are." The little boy replies, "Well, while Capitalism is screwing the Working Class, the Government is sound asleep, the People are being ignored and the Future is in deep shit."
  11. HI Ayan ? Good Ayuub? What Are you Majoring Ayan? Ayan: this is my second year in college and i took my EESSl Classes and Generals i m now doing My LLLLLbb and when i finish i will also do RNERERR Ayuub: that is good what are these funy names stand for ? Ayan: i dont know they are part of Nursing Ayan: ayub what are you Majoring? Ayuub? i m majoring Medical Technology Ayan: and what do the Medical Technologists Do? Ayuub: i dont know they are Medical( Dhakhtarnimo) Technologists, my brother told me to major that, that is why i m doing it? Ayan: and when are you Finishing it? Ayuub: May be next ten years Becouse i want take 16 Reading Classes and 25 Writting and Grammer Classes Ayan: that Is good