Thursday, September 22, 2016

Islam is the cure to racism , extremism

The Qur’an, Islam’s revealed text, states: "Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind." (Quir’an, 5:32)

Islam teaches us to act in a caring manner to all of God's creation. The Prophet Muhammad, who is described in the Qur’an as “a mercy to the worlds” said: “All creation is the family of God, and the person most beloved by God (is the one) who is kind and caring toward His family."

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A talk with assalam radio

Salam here is the audio podcast of today show, Islam4mankind interviewed Br Dawud Ex BBC Radio Journalist

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Supplication on the day of Arafah

Sheikh yasir Qadri said :  Today is the 9th of Dhul Hijjah, the Day of Arafah.

It is a day of prayer for the pilgrims, and for those of us not at Hajj. It is authentically narrated from a number of early authorities that they would spend the 9th in prayer and du'a and dhikr, sometimes congregating in the masjids, and sometimes praying at home. 

Also, our Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "The best dua is the dua of Arafah," and while no doubt the lion's share of this hadith applies to the pilgrims physically at Arafat, scholars mention that the day too is blessed, even for non-pilgrims. 

So fast on this day, and do as many good deeds as you can, and especially make du'a for all your worldly and spiritual needs. 

May Allah accept from the pilgrims and allow them to return safe to their lands, and may Allah accept from us and answer our prayers and allow us to join the pilgrims in future years! Ameen....

‘The best of supplications is the supplication on the day of AAarafah and the best which I and the Prophets before me have said (is):
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَريكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ ولَهُ الحَمْدُ وهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَديرٌ.
La ilaha illal-lahu wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahul-mulku walahul-hamd, wahuwa AAala kulli shayin qadeer.
‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner. To Him belongs all praise and sovereignty and He is over all things omnipotent.’

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Increased media propaganda that seeks to demonize Islam will not succeed

Dear brothers and Sisters in humanity there is more in common than differences , let us build bridges of mutual respect , try to understand each other , support each other for the common good of humanity .

In contrast to the divisiveness and cynicism currently fueling our national discourse, Starbucks today debuted "Upstanders," its first original content series, which aims to inspire Americans to engage in acts of compassion, citizenship and civility. “Upstanders” features ten stories, each told in written, video and podcast form, about ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities. The series is written and produced by Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman and ceo, and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Starbucks executive producer and a former senior editor of The Washington Post. 

Now let us watch this short video that talk about how Muslims save Jews:

Let us take a close look at 10 commandments:

The Ten Commandments
(Exodus 12: 1-17 & Deuteronomy 5: 6-21)
Confirmation in the Quran
(Chapter: Verse) 
1. Thou shall not take any
God except one God. 
1. There is no God except
one God (47:19) 
2. Thou shall make no
image of God. 
2. There is nothing whatsoever
like unto Him (42:11) 
3. Thou shall not use
God’s name in vain. 
3. Make not God’s name an
excuse to your oaths (2:224) 
4. Thou shall honor thy
mother and father. 
4. Be kind to your parents if one
or both of them attain old age in thy
life, say not a word of contempt nor
repel them but address them in
terms of honor. (17:23) 
5. Thou shall not steal.
5. As for the thief, male or female, cut off
his or her hands, but those who repent
After a crime and reform shall be
forgiven by God for God is forgiving
and kind. (5:38 – 39) 
6. Thou shall not lie or give
false testimony. 
6. They invoke a curse of God if
they lie. (24:7) Hide not the
testimony (2:283) 
7. Thou shall not kill.
7. If anyone has killed one person it is as
if he had killed the whole mankind (5:32) 
8. Thou shall not commit adultery. 
8. Do not come near adultery. It is an
indecent deed and a way for other
evils. (17:32) 
9. Thou shall not covet thy neighbors
wife or possessions. 
9, Do good to your parents, relatives and
neighbors. (4:36) Saying of the Prophet
Muhammad (P) "One of the greatest sins
is to have illicit sex with your neighbors wife". 
10. Thou shall keep the Sabbath holy.
10. When the call for the Friday Prayer is
made, hasten to the remembrance of
God and leave off your business. (62:9)

To my Muslim brothers and sisters, I have this to say: Do not let trials such ( Islamophobia, propaganda media that is always seeking to demonize Islam and Muslims ) as these weaken your resolve, and know that the promise of Allah is true. Remember the faith that resonated among the earlier people of strong faith , of whom Allah said, 'Those to whom the people said: Surely men have gathered against you, therefore fear them, but this increased their faith, and they said: Allah is sufficient for us and most excellent .

The Qur’an, Islam’s revealed text, states: "Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind." (Qur’an, 5:32)
Prophet Muhammad said there is no excuse for committing unjust acts: "Do not be people without minds of your own, saying that if others treat you well you will treat them well, and that if they do wrong you will do wrong to them. Instead, accustom yourselves to do good if people do good and not to do wrong (even) if they do evil." (Al-Tirmidhi)

God mandates moderation in faith and in all aspects of life when He states in the Qur’an: “We made you to be a community of the middle way, so that (with the example of your lives) you might bear witness to the truth before all mankind.” (Qur’an, 2:143)

In another verse, God explains our duties as human beings when he says: “Let there arise from among you a band of people who invite to righteousness, and enjoin good and forbid evil.” (Qur’an, 3:104)

Islam teaches us to act in a caring manner to all of God's creation. The Prophet Muhammad, who is described in the Qur’an as “a mercy to the worlds” said: “All creation is the family of God, and the person most beloved by God (is the one) who is kind and caring toward His family."

Didn't He give victory to His Messenger (SAAWS) when the polytheists deployed every tactic and exhausted every strategy, trying in vain to suppress the Truth? Aren't the pages of history overflowing with examples such as these? Allah says, They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah refuses except to perfect His light, although the disbelievers may dislike it.' (Al-Qur'an 9:32)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Terrorism has no religion

Muslims Are Not Terrorists: A Factual Look at Terrorism and Islam by Omar Albatour 

Every  time an act of terror or shooting occurs, Muslims closely watch the news with extreme trepidation praying that the suspect is not Muslim. This is not because these terrorists are likely to be Muslim but rather because in the instances where they happen to be, we see amplified mass media coverage and extreme unjustified hatred towards Muslims. 
As a Muslim, I am tired of condemning terrorist attacks being carried out by inherently violent people who hijack my religion. I am tired of condemning these attacks to people who are calm and apathetic when Muslims are killed by these same radicalized terrorists.
I am tired of hearing the word “terrorist” not being used when the suspect in a terrorist attack is a non-Muslim. I am tired of the “mentally disabled” excuse being recycled when the suspect in a terrorist attack is a Caucasian. I am tired of seeing hundreds of terrorist attacks carried out by non-Muslims not get the same coverage of even a single terrorist attack where the suspect happens to be Muslim.
Above it all, I am tired of having to repeatedly say that Muslims are not terrorists. It is time we silence this Islamophobia with facts. My next five points will prove once and for all that Muslims are not terrorists:
1. Non-Muslims make up the majority of terrorists in the United States:According to the FBI, 94% of terrorist attacks carried out in the United States from 1980 to 2005 have been by non-Muslims. This means that an American terrorist suspect is over nine times more likely to be a non-Muslim than a Muslim. According to this same report, there were more Jewish acts of terrorism in the United States than Islamic, yet when was the last time we heard about the threat of Jewish terrorism in the media? For the same exact reasons that we cannot blame the entire religion of Judaism or Christianity for the violent actions of those carrying out crimes under the names of these religions, we have absolutely no justifiable grounds to blame Muslims for terrorism. 
2. Non-Muslims make up the majority of terrorists in Europe: There have been over one thousand terrorist attacks in Europe in the past five years. Take a guess at what percent of those terrorists were Muslim. Wrong, now guess again. It’s less than 2%
3. Even if all terrorist attacks were carried out by Muslims, you still could not associate terrorism with Islam: There have been 140,000 terror attacks committed worldwide since 1970. Even if Muslims carried out all of these attacks (which is an absurd assumption given the fact mentioned in my first point), those terrorists would represent less than 0.00009 percent of all Muslims. To put things into perspective, this means that you are more likely to be struck by lightening in your lifetime than a Muslim is likely to commit a terrorist attack during that same timespan.
4. If all Muslims are terrorists, then all Muslims are peacemakers: The same statistical assumptions being used to falsely portray Muslims as violent people can be used more accurately to portray Muslims as peaceful people. If all Muslims are terrorists because a single digit percentage of terrorists happen to be Muslim, then all Muslims are peacemakers because 5 out of the past 12 Nobel Peace Prize winners (42 percent) have been Muslims. 
5. If you are scared of Muslims then you should also be scared of household furniture and toddlers: A study carried out by the University of North Carolina showed that less than 0.0002% of Americans killed since 9/11 were killed by Muslims. (Ironically, this study was done in Chapel Hill: the same place where a Caucasian non-Muslim killed three innocent Muslims as the mainstream media brushed this terrorist attack off as a parking dispute). Based on these numbers, and those of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the average American is more likely to be crushed to death by their couch or television than they are to be killed by a Muslim. As a matter of fact, Americans were more likely to be killed by a toddler in 2013 than they were by a so-called “Muslim terrorist”.
When a drunk driver causes a car accident, we never blame the car manufacturer for the violent actions of that driver. This is because we understand that we cannot blame an entire car company that produces millions of safe vehicles just because one of their cars was hijacked by a reckless person who used it to cause harm. So what right do we have to blame an entire religion of over 1.6 Billion peaceful people because of the actions of a relatively insignificant few?
I will not deny that terrorism is a real threat, it definitely is. However, it is extremely incorrect to associate the words “Muslim” and “terrorist” when literally all the facts implore you to do otherwise. The only way that we as Americans can defeat terrorism at home and across the world is by accurately targeting its root causes. There have been 355 mass shootings in the United States this year and falsely blaming Muslims for the San Bernardino shooting will do absolutely nothing to address this serious problem. It is time that we begin addressing terrorism on an educated and factual level.
As an American Muslim, I plead you all to deeply consider the facts mentioned here the next time you see a news headline about Muslims and terrorism. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that”. We cannot allow the disparity in media coverage to blind us from the facts and turn us into hateful people, we are smarter than that.

MOST Resources – An Introduction by Michael Wolfe from Unity Productions Foundation on Vimeo.

Not in the name of Islam , Terrorism has no religion 

CAIR Reiterates Condemnation of ISIS Violence, Religious Extremism

 The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today reiterated its condemnation of the "un-Islamic and morally repugnant" violence and religious extremism of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
In a statement, CAIR said:
"As we have stated previously, American Muslims view the actions of ISIS as both un-Islamic and morally repugnant. No interpretation of Islam condones the torture and murder of civilians, the destruction of houses of worship or the targeting of religious minorities.
"We reiterate our condemnation of the violent actions and religious extremism of ISIS and reject the false claim that it in any way represents mainstream Islamic thought or practice. ISIS's actions are neither Islamic nor humane, they are simply insane.
"We applaud the humanitarian effort to assist those surrounded by ISIS extremists in Iraq and hope the compassion expressed for Iraqi civilians will lead to similar actions to alleviate the suffering of civilian populations of Gaza, Burma (Myanmar), Syria, and the Central African Republic."
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Choosing Islam

What's Islam? Islam in Brief - Yusuf Estes

Now that we watched Sceich Yusuf Estes define for us what' s Islam ? Let us now watch the following collection of interviews with Americans of different racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds who explain why they have chosen to become Muslim, embracing the faith of over 1 billion humans worldwide.

Some of these people are:

Rafael Narbaez a former pastor with the Jehovah's Witnesses. Narbaez was born and raised in Texas and he is from a Hispanic family. While he grew up as a Catholic he later became a Jehovah's Witness. Initially, he started reading the Quran to get a better understanding of the Bible, but instead, it helped him understand Islam. He later embraced the faith.

Dr. Muhammad Eckhaus was born in New York to a Jewish family. He was impressed by the generosity and humility of Muslims, which brought him closer to Islam and finally he accepted the faith.

Yusuf Islam, the former Cat Stevens was a world famous rock star in the 1970s. Islam was from a Greek Orthodox family and experimented with many different religions seeking inner peace. One day, he received a copy of the Quran as a birthday gift from his brother David. After reading the Quran, Islam decided to leave his life in the entertainment industry for life as a Muslim, since it was this faith which gave him the inner peace he was seeking.

Br. Omar Abdur Rahman, a lawyer, first read the highly controversial anti-Islamic book Satanic Verses. Then, he decided to read the Quran to get the other side of the story. He eventually became a Muslim.

Sister Aisha Mustafa is editor of Chicago-based newspaper The Muslim Journal. She compared different religions and then decided that Islam was the only choice for her.

"Choosing Islam: one man's story" was an article written by Abdal Hayy Moore, a convert to Islam, a writer and a poet. He managed a theater company in California when he was introduced to Islam. His article got published in several publications. Moore says that one day a person came to him and told him that he had accepted Islam after reading Moore's article.

This video also features some historical footage of Imam W. D. Muhammad and Malcolm Shabazz or popularly known as Malcolm X. After performing Hajj, Malcolm realized that Islam is a universal religion and it is only Islam, which can solve the race problem in America.

I Converted To Islam After Visiting The Vatican - Musa Cerantonio - From Darkness to Light

How I came to Islam - Anthony became Abdurraheem Green

Why latinos are choosing Islam as a way of life ?

Purpose of Life:

Saturday, September 3, 2016

The importance of The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah

Mufti Ikram Ul Haq: 
The holy month of Dhul Hijjah begins on Saturday September 3 2016 

The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah are extremely important and absolutely blessed to the extent that most scholar say the first 10 nights of Dhul Hijjah are no less important than the last 10 nights of the holy month of Ramadhan except the fact that in last nights of Ramadhan we also get to witness Laylatul Qadr. 
Dear brothers and sisters, recognize and realize the value of these 10 days and nights of Dhul Hijjah and do not allow yourself to be deprived of its tremendous rewards. 
Fasting is also Sunnah to be observed in the first 9 days of Dhul Hijjah. Most important day for Fasting out of all these days is the day of Arafah which is the ninth day of Dhul Hijjah. Those who are observing Hajj should not observe Fast on this day. The reward of Fasting on the day of Arafah is the forgiveness of 2 years of sins. 
This is also the time to prepare for offering of sacrifice during the 10, 11, and 12th of Dhul Hijjah. 
Eid Al Ad'ha will be observed on Monday September 12 Insha'Allah 
There are a few other important injunctions regarding these blessed which I will share soon Insha'Allah 
May Allah bless this for all of us and accept the Hajj of all those who are gathering in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah
Important acts to be practiced in Dhul Hijjah
1- Hajj

Hajj is the most iconic ritual of the month of Dhul Hijjah. Hajj must be performed by those adult Muslim who are physically capable and financially able to to afford the cost of journey to Makkah. It must be offered at least once in lifetime by those meeting above requirements. Failing to perform Hajj when due, results in very severe warning against such a person. 

2- Eid Prayer
On the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims around the world should observe Eid prayers in their localities. Eid prayer is considered Wajib according to most scholars. 

3- Ud'hiya/ Sacrifice/ Qurbani

Those Muslim who happen to possess wealth equal to the value of approximately 87 grams of gold in any form are obliged to offer sacrifice during the 3 days of Eid. Sacrifice can be made in form of either slaughtering a goat, sheep, cow or camel. Cow and camel can be shared by 7 people but goat and sheep can only offered on behalf of one person. On the day of Eid, it is not permissible for anyone to slaughter their animal of Qurbani until the Eid prayer has been offered. For those who live in a place where no Eid prayer is being offered anywhere nearby, may slaughter their animal after sunrise on the day of Eid. One is also allowed to have animal of Qurbani slaughtered in another place. 

4- Takbeerat of Tashreeq
Takbeerat of Tashreeq are الله اكبر الله اكبر الله اكبر الله اكبر لا اله الا الله والله اكبر الله اكبر ولله الحمد 

It is Wajib to say the above Takbeerat once after each Fardh prayer starting from the morning of 9th Dhul Hijjah until the end of Asr prayer of 13th Dhul Hijjah. This will be a five days long practice. Men should say it aloud whilst women should should say it in low voice. 

5- Fasting for the first 9 days of Dhul Hijjah
It is Sunnah to observe Fasting during first 9 days of Dhul Hijjah. 9th of Dhul Hijjah which is the Day of Arafah is the most important day of all these. The reward of each day of Fasting in these nine days is enormous. According to one Hadith, the reward of each day of Fastinf is equal to the reward of one year's Fasting. Fasting on the of Arafah is distinguished from the rest of the days as the day of Arafah is the most important day of the year in Islam. The reward of Fasting on the day of Arafah is forgiveness of 2 years of sins. Those who are performing Hajj should not Fast on the day of Arafah. 

6- Avoiding cutting hair and clipping nails:
According to Umm Salamah Radiyallahu Anha, the Holy Prophet Sallallallahu Alaihe Wa Sallam said: when the month of Dhul Hijjah begins and you have made intention of slaughtering an animal in Qurbani then do not cut your hair nor clip your nails". 
Based on the above Hadith and several others, it is desirable for those planning to offer Qurbani to not trip their hair nor clip nails during the first 9 days of Dhul Hijjah. On the 10th day, once their Qurbani has been offered, they may attend to this. 

7- Reciting Takbir and other forms of Dhikr of Allah in abundance:
During these days and nights, one should recite the Takbir, Tasbeeh, Tahmeed in abundance as instructed by the holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihe Wa Sallam.

Arabic Kutbah by Imam Mahmoud Ameen :

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

American Muslim Heritage Month" May 2017.

So excited to share this awesome news...Broward County School Board makes history and sets an example for the rest of Florida...passing a resolution in support of the "American Muslim Heritage Month" May 2017.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Let us all challenge France racist ban on Muslim attire

Before we discus Hijab , let us watch this short video of Muslim Teen explainig the why ?

On French beaches you have to show more skin," says a fully-clothed police officer, armed with pepper spray ,Unfortunately  French Police are ordering Muslim women to strip their clothes , instead of preventing crimes or keeping peace , police in France  are harassing muslim women.
Notice that Muslim women  are  dressed modestly like the Mother of Jesus used to proudly dress with dignity and pride .
Let us all be the voices of reason by speaking up peacefully .

 Injustice anywhere is certainly injustice everywhere . What kind of freedom if Policeman start to decide what women  should wear ? Free to be naked  but not to cover , how hypocritical , what kind of double standard ?

If a women in France is free to show her body , why she is not free to cover it freely with no harassment from French Police ? 

Muslim Entrepreneur Pays Fines For Muslim Women Ticketed For Wearing Burkini

Rachid Nekkaz is an entrepreneur who believes that the burkini ban in 26 French resort towns is “deplorable” and “goes against democracy and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in every way.” He has decided to do something about it and has paid the fines for five Muslim women since the ban went into effect last month.  This is nothing new for the wealthy businessman.

Islam4mankind would like to thank Rachid Nekkaz and  all those that stand against Islamohobia and bigotry and challenge racism 

In a ruling, the court said the ban on the full-body burkini swimsuits were 'seriously, and clearly illegal'.

Notice similar attires  , A Catholic Nun , Muslim lady and Scuba outfits , France is only baning the lady in the middle picture , yeah you guested it  right Muslim are being harassed by French authorities , how shameful , look at the double standard , where is the so called French " egality " or so called freedom 

Thanks God this ban has being challenged on courts , the courts ruled it's illegal but still some French   mayors racist are insisting on the ban despite being illegal , immoral and unconstitutional.
An article by Commondreams : 
" Each time the French government attempts to unveil Muslim women, it does so under guise of liberalism. The universalistic, humanist values of the Enlightenment are brandished as the state presents itself as the protector of secularism, women’s rights, and civilization itself against the supposed, constructed barbarism of an extremist other, an enemy within the French nation. Yet these supposedly universal values are in fact eminently specific to France and its colonial history, and instrumentalized to perpetuate state racism. So when Prime Minister Manuel Valls declares that burkinis are “not compatible with the values of the French Republic” he is, in a way, correct, but the issue lies with the values of the French Republic, not the burkini. "

Muslim women around the world are proudly challenging Islamophobia and racism

Muslim women are empowered by Islam and hijab , they freely choose to wear it , they will not be intimidated by no one

Each and every time in which the Muslims are beset with trials from every periphery, it is a time when Muslims should continue being Muslims, only better Muslims.

Islam4mankind would like to say to all my dear brothers and sisters in Islam “don’t be Sad”; you are on the true religion – believing in One God and all the Messengers sent to mankind, then don’t be sad.

Allah says in Quran

“…Bear with patience whatever befalls you….” (Qur’an 31:17) and “Be not sad, surely Allah is with us.” (Qur’an 9:40)

Verily, with hardship, there is relief

“Verily, with hardship there is relief” (Qur’an 94:6)

"Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself."

--Robert Green Ingersoll

Here is pictures of Christian Nuns  on the beach enjoying and having fun without French Police harassment.

Sheikh Hakim Quick :"Another look at Hijaab in Europe.
  *Catholic Nuns enjoy the beach in France!
  *Scotland Yard has approved Hijab (head covering) as a permissible part of the uniform of law enforcement in the UK.
   Does it have to be an offense to be modest? "