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  1. Nafta I have three weeks to travel and explore America before I return so want to make the most of that time. Well, I don’t know much about North Carolina, or any other state, but if you would like to visit some other states, make sure to visit, Washington Metropolitan Area which comprises Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland and they are not that far from NC. Good luck.
  2. Some Muslims are more willing to believe that the Stone itself has some supernatural powers. They believe that this stone fell from the sky during the time of Adam and Eve, and that it has the power to cleanse worshippers of their sins by absorbing them into itself. They say that the Black Stone was once a pure and dazzling white and it has turned black because of the sins it has absorbed over the years. It is remarkable, however, that even though the temple contained 360 idols worshipped before Muhammad's Prophet-hood, the black stone was never kissed or made an idol of worship. In fact, the Ka'ba was never worshipped by the idolaters prior to Muhammad's Prophet-hood. The building contained idols of worship but the building itself was never an object of worship. It is said that when Abraham completed the building of the Kaaba, with the help of his son, Ishmael, God commanded him to do the tawaf. He was not able to keep a correct count of the rounds he made. He felt that other worshipers would be similarly confused. He prayed God to give him a sign to be used for counting rounds. The Angel Gabriel brought him the Black Stone. When one starts tawaf, and at the completion of every round, one should kiss the Black Stone or touch it with one's hands, if that is possible, or signal to it from a distance, if the place is too crowded. As one does so, one should repeat this declaration: "There is no deity save God; God is supreme." The significance of this particular action is best expressed by Omar ibn Al-Khattab, the second greatest figure among the companions of Prophet Muhammad and his second successor as ruler of the Islamic state, and a distinguished scholar. He addressed the Black Stone in these words:"I know that you are a stone which can cause no harm or benefit. Had it not been for the fact that I saw God's messenger (peace be upon him) kissing you, I would not have kissed you." “There are various reports from the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) concerning the origin or the Black Stone, but most of them are of doubtful origins. In Islam, we should not base our belief on sources which we cannot verify one hundred percent. The only fact that we can certainly establish is that it was put there by Prophet Ibrahim and Isma’eel (peace be upon them both) by the order of Almighty Allah, and the purpose of it was to indicate the beginning of tawaf (circumabulation of the Ka`bah).Scholars have classified some of the Hadith reports concerning the Black Stone as Sahih (authentic) and as such they relate some importance to the Black Stone. Here are some of the hadiths reported as regards the Black Stone: Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) also narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “When the Black Stone came down from Paradise, it was whiter than milk, but the sins of the sons of Adam made it black.†(At-Tirmidhi, Sunan) Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) further related that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “By Allah, Allah will bring it forth on the Day of Judgment, and it will have two eyes with which it will see and a tongue with which it will speak, and it will testify in favor of those who touched it in sincerity.†(At-Tirmidhi, Sunan)
  3. Wow, that was really xaflad aad u baladhan, cid u kala harteyba ma ay jirin, but why did they call it Laas Geel? Is there any history behind this name?
  4. Khayr It is the end of January is one of the most depressing times of the year, Really? I did not know that, but how could that be possible if I might ask?
  5. i am still surviving, saxib, thanks. yes, i think it was Sep, or November 1998, i guess. Waraa, I am just wondering when we are going to be retired? anyway, nice to see you around. holla at your big brother. Ducaqabe, check the English version of the Google. You will see this word “I am feeling lucky†so I guess that is what they mean. since Cawo=lucky. but, i really don't know why they chose that because those two words don't match.
  6. Pat Robertson, speaking on his Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club," said that Sharon's sudden illness was Divine punishment for having withdrawn Israeli forces and residents from Gaza and northern Samaria this past summer. Robertson told his audience, "I am sad to see him in this condition, but I think we need to look at the Bible and the Book of Joel. The prophet Joel makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who 'divide My land.' " Funny, i enjoy reading such baseless divine things they believe.
  7. Raadinta "Cawadeyda Calanka leh" waxay ka dhigan tahay wakhti gaaban oo la raadiyo boggaga webka iyo wakhti dheer iyaga oo la fiiriyo. Lool..they are really funny. Waraa, Sup with you Mr.Kay0s....
  8. Being an agnostic is having a doubtful condition about Allah’s existence and anyone who has that kind of doubt in his heart is a disbeliever. One can be Islam and at the same time claim that the iman/faith did not enter his heart. But trying to find or saying there is insufficient prove whether Allah exists or not will just lead you stray. How can someone say there is no enough prove when everything is cleared in Islam? Saying that might put that person out of Islam.
  9. Yonis

    EID TV show

    ibtisam if you can't make it or your not a londoner plz give me ideas on what traditional somalis do on EID, other than go mosque and eat. your ideas and suggestions are much needed You can add getting new cloths for both Eids, especially for children and performing cultural dances, such as, Wilwile, Saylici, Dhaanto, Kabeebeey, Gableey-Shimbir, Suroow…. I can’t remember more. You can also go to this site. Check here Scroll down until you see “The Eid Festivity†but be careful, the writer is mixing up a lot of things. Anyway, I hope that is gonna help you.
  10. Yeniceri Do you guys know the origin and history of the term "Mohammedan"? Well, i don’t think that was what he meant and as you can see he did not just used the Word Mohammedan but instead he said, Mohammedan ummah which is clear for everybody to understand without making so complicated.
  11. ibtisam ^^^no they mean "love" before marriage, [big Grin] in fact i think Emotionally_unstable and Poetically_Malevolent are refering to sex and one night stands [Razz] and i really think u should been ur marriage secretes away from SOL wise man Well, first of all, I don’t believe love before marriage. Second thing, I didn’t even read what they were talking about and my response was directed to the original poster. By the way, since marriage is an ethical behavior, don’t you think we better talk about it instead of discussing unethical behaviors? Anyway, thanks for the sisterly advice, I will try not to share my marriage secrets with SOL nomads. Hey, I think this topic was supposed to be in the General Section. What is the point of moving this topic from General Section to Women’s Section? Is love for women only? Or this section is the trash room for this wonderful website? I just don’t understand it…
  12. Yeniceri Come again...? I'm proudly a member of the Muslim Ummah, but what in the world is a "Muhammedan Ummah"? There is nothing wrong saying Ummuta Muhamedan. The holy prophet used that word many times.. Let me give you one example. In the day of Judgment when all prophets say nafsii, nafsii “ I am worried about myself go to someone else. The holly prophet Peace and be upon him will say after Allah gives him a permission to speak “Oh my Lord ! My Ummatii, Oh Lord My Ummatii.†{Bukhari and Muslim. PS: The word Ummah means “follower†and we are very proud to be His followers.
  13. Love?? You mean love after marriage, right? Inshllah, I will share my experience with you at that time!
  14. I wonder when Somali society would live peace and prosperity...!
  15. Batuulo Waxaan Qabaa Hadii ay dumar xukunka u dhiiban lahaayeen Wax badan baa is badali lahaa somalia... Yes, I agree with you… Ragii wey ku daaleen oo ku heshiin waayeen kursiga, bal dumarka haloo dhiibo this time. Batuulo, waan arkaa dadka badidii wey kugu raaceen your suggestion. So, bootada meeshan kala tag eee orodoo isa soo sharax.