BERSIH


Sekalung tahniah bagi mereka yang telah menyertai Demo Bersih pada hari ini. Biarlah apapun yang dikatakan oleh sekelompok manusia. Biasalah, orang Malaysia memang tak suka benda-benda yang baru..

Bila dahulu Tun Mahatir memperkenalkan “kereta Malaysia” ramai dengan suara yang sinis mengatakan “ala mcm tin milo jer?”

Benda yang sama berlaku bilamana Tun ingin membina KLCC, Litar Sepang, KLIA dan sebagainya. Akhirnya puak-puak inilah yang menutup mula. Ibarat kata orang putih

“Do not spit on the air because it will land directly on your face”

Waktu ni jugalah ulama-ulama yang berkhidmat kerajaan yang selama ini sibuk berdiam diri, mengeluarkan hujah masing-masing.

HARAM!! Kata mereka.

Erk, Ustaz.. Konsert Adam Lambert (The Gay Icon) tu halal ke?

Selama ni Ustaz Harussani Zakaria sahajalah yang berani bersuara dan tidak takut pada mana-mana pihak. Baguslah, itu yang kita mahu. Takutkan Allah, bukan takut pada manusia.

Oh tidak lupa juga pada kata kata Ustaz Haron Din

“Hanya golongan ulama sejati yang berani mengeluarkan kenyataan yang benar walaupun sedar diri terpaksa berhadapan dengan sebarang kemungkinan,”

Salute you 🙂

Btw lets back to our main point BERSIH.

Kesian tengok mereka yang di pukul, dan dilayan dengan teruk. Percayalah, semua pengorbanan kalian tentu telah Allah sediakan ganjarannya.

Percayalah, tujuan BERSIH bukan untuk melahirkan generasi yang suka memberontak. Tapi ingin pemerintah sedar, negara ini adalah milik rakyat. Bukan milik pemerintah. Seperti mana yang berlaku di Mesir baru-baru ini. Bila kita diam, apa yang kita dapat? Habuk pun tarak.

Ada segelintir yang berkata.. “Oh Malaysia kan dah aman, bagus, sejahtera.. apa nak heboh-heboh lagi?”

Itulah orang-orang yang benar-benar hipokrit yang hanya memandang periuk nasi mereka tanpa mengira peduli nasib orang lain yang sengsara. Malaysia ini tidak seindah yang kita sangka.. percayalah. Banyak perkara yang tidak kita ketahui.

Banyak yang mengeluh, bagaimana mereka telah mengalami kerugian disebabkan oleh BERSIH. Kerugian pada hari ini, InshaAllah akan diganti dengan kebaikan pada muka hari, jika kita mengabil iktibar daripada apa yang berlaku hari ini.

Berkorbanlah, jangan asyik mengeluh.

Revolusi itu tidak berlaku dengan berdiam diri. Revolusi itu tidak berlaku dengan menyalahkan dan mengejek orang yang mengubah sesuatu yang lama. Revolusi  hanya bagi mereka yang berani, sayangnya mereka yang berani itu akan terkorban dan hasil kejayaan mereka dirasakan oleh mereka yang berdiam diri itu.

Saffa Islam

~Allah Listen to our prayers =)~

A young man had been to Wednesday Night Class of Quranic Studies.
The Muslim (Scholar) had shared about listening to Allah and obeying
Allah through intuition.
The young man couldn’t help but wonder, ‘Does Allah still speak to
people through intuition?’

After Lessons, he went out with some friends for coffee and pie and
they discussed the message. Several different ones talked about how
Allah had led them in different ways and that at the end you’ll know it
was Allah
(SWT) Who has directed you.

It was about ten o’clock when the young man started driving home.
Sitting in his car, he just began to pray, ‘Allah…If you still speak
to people, speak to me. I will listen. I will do my best to obey.’

As he drove down the main street of his town, he had the strangest
thought to stop and buy a gallon of milk. He shook his head and said
out loud, ‘Allah is that you?’ He didn’t get a reply and started on
toward home. But again, the thought, buy a gallon of milk came into
his head. ‘Okay, Allah, in case that is you, I will buy the milk.’ It
didn’t seem like too hard a test of obedience. He could always use the
milk. He stopped and purchased the gallon of milk and started off toward home.

As he passed Seventh Street, he again felt the urge, ‘Turn Down that
street.’ This is crazy he thought, and drove on past the intersection.
Again, he felt that he should turn down Seventh Street. At the next
intersection, he turned back and headed down Seventh. Half jokingly, he
said out loud, ‘Okay, Allah, I will.’

He drove several blocks, when suddenly, he felt like he should stop. He
pulled over to the curb and looked around. He was in a semi-commercial
area of town. It wasn’t the best but it wasn’t the worst of
neighborhoods either. The businesses were closed and most of the houses
looked dark like the people were already in bed.

Again, he sensed something, ‘Go and give the milk to the people in the
house across the street.’ The young man looked at the house. It was
dark and it looked like the people were either gone or they were already asleep.
He started to open the door and then sat back in the car seat. ‘Allah,
this is insane. Those people are asleep and if I wake them up, they are
going to be mad and I will look stupid.’ Again, he felt like he should
go and give the milk.

Finally, he opened the door, ‘Okay Allah (SWT), if this is you, I will
go to the door and I will give them the milk. If you want me to look
like a crazy person, okay. I want to be obedient. I guess that will
count for something, but if they don’t answer right away, I am out of here.’

He walked across the street and rang the bell. He could hear some noise
inside. A man’s voice yelled out, ‘Who is it? What do you want?’ Then
the door opened before the young man could get away.

The man was standing there in his jeans and T-shirt. He looked like he
just got out of bed. He had a strange look on his face and he didn’t
seem too happy to have some stranger standing on his doorstep.
‘What is it?’

The young man thrust out the gallon of milk, ‘Here, I brought this to you.’
The man took the milk and rushed down a hallway. Then from down the
hall came a woman carrying the milk toward the kitchen. The man was
following her holding a baby. The baby was crying. The man had tears
streaming down his face. The man began speaking and half crying, ‘We were just praying.
We had some big bills this month and we ran out of money. We didn’t
have any milk for our baby. I was just praying and asking Allah (SWT)
to show me how to get some milk.’

His wife in the kitchen yelled out, ‘I ask him to send an Angel with
some milk. Are you an Angel?’

The young man reached into his wallet and pulled out all the money he
had on him and put in the man’s hand. He turned and walked back toward
his car and the tears were streaming down his face.
He knew that Allah (SWT) still answers prayers.

Al Tantawi said : No Niqab

imamCAIRO – The head of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni world, has ordered a school girl to remove her niqab during a visit to an Al-Azhar school, saying he would seek an official ban for the face veil in schools, Al-Masri Al-Youm newspaper reported on Monday, October 5.“Why are you wearing the niqab while sitting in the class with your female colleagues?” Al-Azhar Grand Imam Sheikh Mohamed Sayyed Tantawi asked the 8th grader.

The young girl was shocked with the question coming from the country’s top scholar.

A teacher intervened to explain.

“She takes off her niqab inside the class, but she only put it on when you and your entourage came in.”

But Sheikh Tantawi was not satisfied and insisted that the young girl takes off the face cover.

“The niqab is a tradition and has nothing to do with Islam.”

After the girl complied he insisted she should not wear it any more.

“I tell you again that the niqab has nothing to do with Islam and it is only a mere custom. I understand the religion better than you and your parents.”

Most Muslim women in Egypt wear the hijab, which is an obligatory code of dress in Islam, but an increase in women putting on the niqab has apparently alarmed the government.

The ministry of religious endowments has recently distributed booklets in mosques against the practice.

The majority of Muslim scholars believe that a woman is not obliged to cover her face or hands.

They believe that it is up to every woman to decide whether to take on the face-cover or not.

Ban

The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar imam vowed to issue a ban against the face-veil in all schools linked to Al-Azhar.

“I intend to issue a regulation to ban the niqab in Al-Azhar schools,” he said.

“No student or teacher will be allowed into the school wearing the niqab.”

Established in 359 AH (971 CE), Al-Azhar mosque drew scholars from across the Muslim world and grew into a university, predating similar developments at Oxford University in London by more than a century.

Al-Azhar, which means the “most flourishing and resplendent,” was named after Fatima Al-Zahraa, daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The first courses at Al-Azhar were given in 975 CE and the first college was built 13 years later.

Al-Azhar first admitted women students in 1961, albeit in separate classes.

Also in 1961, subjects in engineering and medicine were added to classes on Shari`ah, the Noble Qur’an and the intricacies of Arabic language.

Sheikh Tantawi’s remarks coincided with those of Higher Education Minister Hani Hilal who has banned the face-veil in student hostels.

“Face-veiled students are free to do what they want outside the hostels but there is no room for the niqab inside the women-only hostels,” he said earlier this week.

Many students demonstrated against the minister’s statements and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights plans to take him to court.

“The minister’s decision violates the principles of privacy, personal freedom and freedom of faith, which are guaranteed by the constitution.”

source : http://www.islamOnline.net

Sister, where is your Hijab?

Today people misunderstand the real term of hijab. Yes hijab is subjective. Hijab is not only a piece of cloth to cover ur hair, but its more than that.

I love the song from Dawud Wharnsby Ali about hijab. It contain a very simple message. Simple but very deep. Im proud to be a muslimah ( Alhamdulillah)

And I am proud to wear my hijab. It’s not only a symbol of my religion, but also a symbol of faith….

l  They say, “Oh, poor girl, you’re so beautiful you know
It’s a shame that you cover up your beauty so.”
She just smiles and graciously responds reassuringly,
“This beauty that I have is just one simple part of me.
This body that I have, no stranger has the right to see.
These long clothes, this shawl I wear, ensure my modesty.
Faith is more essential than fashion, wouldn’t you agree?

l  This hijab,
This mark of piety,
Is an act of faith, a symbol,
For all the world to see.
A simple cloth, to protect her dignity.
So lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity.

l  They tell her, “Girl, don’t you know this is the West and you are free?
You don’t need to be opressed, ashamed of your femininity.”
She just shakes her head and she speaks so assuredly,

“See the bill-boards and the magazines that line the check-out isles, with their phony painted faces and their air-brushed smiles?
Well their sheer clothes and low cut gowns are really not for me.
You call it freedom, I call it anarchy.”

l  This hijab,
This mark of piety,
Is an act of faith, a symbol,
For all the world to see.
A simple cloth, to protect her dignity.
So lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity.
To my sister in islam, Lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity!

A person who loves Allah, definitely she will love hijab too! (inshaAllah)

Non-Muslim : Please Take One Min. Read this~

Non-muslim : Please read!
My silence “sigh”
Today, when I see around.. I can feel the pain lies in my heart. I dont know why. To see the hatreds that lies
in humans heart. Hating each other, killing, back-biting, and many others.
I love myself, my family, my ummah, and everyone. Doesnt matter wether you are Christian, Jewish, Hindu or anything
else. Yes I am muslim. Sometimes I might sound extreme. I might sound harsh. Im sorry for that.
But you guys have no idea how sad I am when I see you guys in suffer, in pain. The more I cant see is when
you obey else then Allah.
I dont know how to make you believe what I believe.
I dont know how to make you worship, what I worship.
I dont know and I wanna make you understand.
I dont say your faith is wrong. But the truth is, Yes Its Wrong.
People, you might see the ugly part of muslim. Yes muslim. But you cant see and never can see
the ugly part of Islam. Islam is beautiful and will remain beautiful. Always!
What all you can see is :
1. Muhammad PBUH married a young girl and you guys call it pedo**** < sorry I cant mention it
2. Islam ask the women to cover from head to toe
3. Islam allow polygamy and that not fair for the women
4. Islam is terrorism
5. Muslims are not educated, poor, smelly and so on.
6. Quran proof nothing
7. And many more which I cant list..
Is that what u think about islam?
Well if I say “YOU ARE WRONG” will you trust me?
Well you wont. You will against me. You will say that am crazy, and I am a liar.
Well I am ready for all that. I a ready to face hatreds and insult from your side.
But all Im asking is, Please. Study Islam if you wants to know the real islam.
During the era of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, not only Muhammad married a young girl. His grandfather (who is
not a muslim) also married a young girl. Many others do the same. The condition force girls to get married
in early and tender age.
During that time, people kill baby girl because they believe that “girl” is a shame and bring bad luck for them.
And the level of women is very low. They treat human as slave, and man are dominating woman.
Aishah r.a is a respectable women who married to prophet Rasulullah when she was 6. She lived with Prophet
Muhammad when she was 9, when her parents think she is ready to become a wife.
If Rasulullah PBUH is pedophile, HE PBUH dont have to marry her. He PBUH will just simply take Aisha
without nikah ( marriage). But this is not what happened. He PBUH undergoes the valid way, nikaah.
And Rasulullah PBUH waited for 3years. If HE PBUH a real pedophile he dont have to do that. Right?
This not happen in arab, but also in euurope. The level of women is very low and they treat women as
slave. In roman for example, they use women to entertain the soldiers. What is this?
And if you are talking about “the right of women” why dont you ever complain whats happening
in europe and USA?
In netherland, PROSTITUITION is legalized. How about half-naked women in on tv and magazines? Is that a
freedom?
Not only Muslim wear hijab?
We can see, many women in europe wear scarf (before WW1) and they covered theirselves aswell.
Im not asking you to investigate who is wearing and who dont. But all am asking is STOP
BEING HYPOCRITE.
Is being HALF-NAKED is a freedom for women? Isf yes, then what differ us than animal?
Oh please dont remind me the DARWIN theory, of Human Revolution. I dont accept SILLY theory.
I have Quran in my hand and am happy that im on the right path. Ameen !
And about polygamy. If you think its wrong, what about PROSTITUITION? Do u agree if your
husband find another women and leave you? CREATOR knows better about human. Because HE created
us. HE understand our brain, heart and lust. He made the rule that suits us.
Try to understand biology and chemistry. Try to understand what man need, and what does women need.
In Quran  Allah said
” If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women
of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them),
then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from
doing injustice.” CHAPTER 4 : 3
And what is Justice?
Here again ALLAH explain about this in the same chapter. And more over, Allah told us, to whom should we get marry
if we wants to do polygamy. Allah is the best knoweth.
My dear friends, Let me tell you a secret.
The only key to enter HEAVEN is shahadah ( witness that Allah is the only GOD and Muhammad is the Messengger)
And without this, there is no freedom for you. Im reminding you again and again. Please study Islam.
Im sure, by remembering Allah your heart fnd peace.
Try to ask our new muslin brothers nd sisters (may Allah bless them), the hidden reason for choosing Islam.
They was a christian, hindu, jewish, buddhist, sikh and many others. But now they are muslim.
A true religion will spread world wide, and its not limited in one country.
Hindu, sikhsm, Buddhist is limited only to few countries and few peoples.
Jewish is only among few people too.
And christian?
Well, look at islam. How beauty it is. During hajj (primilige) they stand next-to-next. Doesnt matter
wether you are african, indian, pakistani, malaysian, european, american, mexican.. you are muslim.
We dont call them afro. We dont call them indian. We dont call the caucasian. We call them MUSLIM!
May ALLAH be with you. Ameen!
-saffa Islam-

Non-muslim : Please read!

My silence “sigh”

I would like to apologize for any spelling and grammar error =(

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Today, when I see around.. I can feel the pain lies in my heart. I dont know why. To see the hatreds that lies

in humans heart. Hating each other, killing, back-biting, and many others.

I love myself, my family, my ummah, and everyone. Doesnt matter wether you are Christian, Jewish, Hindu or anything

else. Yes I am muslim. Sometimes I might sound extreme. I might sound harsh. Im sorry for that.

But you guys have no idea how sad I am when I see you guys in suffer, in pain. The more I cant see is when

you obey else then Allah.

I dont know how to make you believe what I believe.

I dont know how to make you worship, what I worship.

I dont know and I wanna make you understand.

I dont say your faith is wrong. But the truth is, Yes Its Wrong.

People, you might see the ugly part of muslim. Yes muslim. But you cant see and never can see

the ugly part of Islam. Islam is beautiful and will remain beautiful. Always!

What all you can see is :

1. Muhammad PBUH married a young girl and you guys call it pedo**** < sorry I cant mention it

2. Islam ask the women to cover from head to toe

3. Islam allow polygamy and that not fair for the women

4. Islam is terrorism

5. Muslims are not educated, poor, smelly and so on.

6. Quran proof nothing

7. And many more which I cant list..

Is that what u think about islam?

Well if I say “YOU ARE WRONG” will you trust me?

Well you wont. You will against me. You will say that am crazy, and I am a liar.

Well I am ready for all that. I a ready to face hatreds and insult from your side.

But all Im asking is, Please. Study Islam if you wants to know the real islam.

love-islam

During the era of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, not only Muhammad married a young girl. His grandfather (who is

not a muslim) also married a young girl. Many others do the same. The condition force girls to get married

in early and tender age.

During that time, people kill baby girl because they believe that “girl” is a shame and bring bad luck for them.

And the level of women is very low. They treat human as slave, and man are dominating woman.

Aishah r.a is a respectable women who married to prophet Rasulullah when she was 6. She lived with Prophet

Muhammad when she was 9, when her parents think she is ready to become a wife.

If Rasulullah PBUH is pedophile, HE PBUH dont have to marry her. He PBUH will just simply take Aisha

without nikah ( marriage). But this is not what happened. He PBUH undergoes the valid way, nikaah.

And Rasulullah PBUH waited for 3years. If HE PBUH a real pedophile he dont have to do that. Right?

This not happen in arab, but also in euurope. The level of women is very low and they treat women as

slave. In roman for example, they use women to entertain the soldiers. What is this?

And if you are talking about “the right of women” why dont you ever complain whats happening

in europe and USA?

In netherland, PROSTITUITION is legalized. How about half-naked women in on tv and magazines? Is that a

freedom?

Not only Muslim wear hijab?

We can see, many women in europe wear scarf (before WW1) and they covered theirselves aswell.

Im not asking you to investigate who is wearing and who dont. But all am asking is STOP

BEING HYPOCRITE.

Is being HALF-NAKED is a freedom for women? Isf yes, then what differ us than animal?

Oh please dont remind me the DARWIN theory, of Human Revolution. I dont accept SILLY theory.

I have Quran in my hand and am happy that im on the right path. Ameen !

And about polygamy. If you think its wrong, what about PROSTITUITION? Do u agree if your

husband find another women and leave you? CREATOR knows better about human. Because HE created

us. HE understand our brain, heart and lust. He made the rule that suits us.

Try to understand biology and chemistry. Try to understand what man need, and what does women need.

In Quran  Allah said

” If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women

of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them),

then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from

doing injustice.” CHAPTER 4 : 3

And what is Justice?

Here again ALLAH explain about this in the same chapter. And more over, Allah told us, to whom should we get marry

if we wants to do polygamy. Allah is the best knoweth.

127. They ask thy instruction concerning the women say: Allah doth instruct you about them: And (remember) what hath been rehearsed unto you in the Book, concerning the orphans of women to whom ye give not the portions prescribed, and yet whom ye desire to marry, as also concerning the children who are weak and oppressed: that ye stand firm for justice to orphans. There is not a good deed which ye do, but Allah is well-acquainted therewith.

128. If a wife fears cruelty or desertion on her husband’s part, there is no blame on them if they arrange an amicable settlement between themselves; and such settlement is best; even though men’s souls are swayed by greed. But if ye do good and practise self-restraint, Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do.

129. Ye are never able to be fair and just as between women, even if it is your ardent desire: But turn not away (from a woman) altogether, so as to leave her (as it were) hanging (in the air). If ye come to a friendly understanding, and practise self- restraint, Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

My dear friends, Let me tell you a secret.

The only key to enter HEAVEN is shahadah ( witness that Allah is the only GOD and Muhammad is the Messengger)

But to Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth: And He it is that Encompasseth all things ( chapter 4 : 126)

And without this, there is no freedom for you. Im reminding you again and again. Please study Islam.

Im sure, by remembering Allah your heart fnd peace.

Try to ask our new muslin brothers nd sisters (may Allah bless them), the hidden reason for choosing Islam.

They was a christian, hindu, jewish, buddhist, sikh and many others. But now they are muslim.

A true religion will spread world wide, and its not limited in one country.

Hindu, sikhsm, Buddhist is limited only to few countries and few peoples.

Jewish is only among few people too.

And christian?

Well, look at islam. How beauty it is. During hajj (primilige) they stand next-to-next. Doesnt matter

wether you are african, indian, pakistani, malaysian, european, american, mexican.. you are muslim.

We dont call them afro. We dont call them indian. We dont call the caucasian. We call them MUSLIM!

May ALLAH be with you. Ameen!

-saffa Islam-

For my dear Ignorants…~

Why do we ignore?

Sometimes, I wonder why people do ignore the truth. They don’t care, they don’t give a “damn”. They couldn’t accept the truth. Truth is truth, Haq will remain “HAQ” always.

The firman of Allah in Baqarah, verse 42, “And cover not Truth with falsehood, nor conceal the Truth when ye know (what it is)”

Few days ago, I was in a chatroom, as usual talking and discussing about Islam. And as usual people bashed me, calling me “hypocrite” and other words which doesn’t suits me. As muslim, they should understand Islam is a teaching of tolerance and Rasulullah (PBUH) is a perfect example as our role model. The only icon that we should follow. Where is the manner of today’s Muslim? Its so sad to see Muslims with “Poor” manner. We are the mirror that reflects to others. Disbelievers judge Islam through us. They see “muslims” and they conclude what is “Islam”. Every of us carry a tag. Every of us carry the title “Muslim” and we should protect this title.

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) combined both perfection of creation and perfection of manners.This impression on people can be deduced by the bliss that overwhelmed their hearts and filled them with dignity. Men’s dignity, devotion and estimation of the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) were unique and matchless. No other man in the whole world has been so honoured and beloved. Those who knew him well, were fascinated and enchanted by him. They were ready to sacrifice theirlives for the sake of saving a nail of his from hurt or injury. Being privileged by lots of prerogatives of perfection that no one else had been endowed with, his Companions found that he was peerless and so they loved him. No wonder, why people amazed with the Beauty Of Islam in the era of Prophet and His (Pbuh) sahabahs and the next generation who inherit the beautiful manner of Prophet Salallah’alaih wassalam.

We need to open our heart and mind, learn from the beginning. Why todays muslim have lack of manner? This all because of our poor aqidah, lack of eeman, lack of knowledge. The best way to judge ourself is by let other people judge us. Let we hear what they comment about us. Yes, yet Allah is the best knoweth, best judger, But; sometimes we do need to listen what others says. Thats why Allah gave us, pair of ears and ONE tongue. So that;we speak less and listen more.

Those who reject the truth, those who do not accept the truth, they are “those” Allah mentioned in surah al an’am verse 39, “Those who reject our sings are deaf and dumb,- in the midst of darkness profound: whom Allah willeth, He leaveth to wander: whom He willeth, He placeth on the way that is straight.”

Now this is the time, Judge who are you. Are u a muslim? If yes, why cant u accept the truth when someone trying to remind u. Wallahu’alam

-saffa Islam-

The Arrival

Salam’alaykum warahmat Allah wabarakatuh

First of all, may be its kinda late to advertise abt this short-series “The Arrival” regarding on FreeMasons and Anti-Christ, but late better than never

Its all 52 episode of short series (each about 10mins) regarding Free Mason and how do they control our mind. Well its kinda suprising to know that how these people control “Our” world and they be our masters, by occupying our soul and mind…

This video made by Brother Noreageaa. He also made series about The Illuminati and You, and yet to come “Phase”. All I can say is, he is a very-young talented brainny man who try to reveal secrets and tricks that made by “these” freemasons masters.

One thing which I really amazed about this young man is, on how he try to unite all three Jews-Muslim-Christian by keep saying “all three prophets, have the same message and from ONE true God”

Well I`ll write more about them next time….

~MJ~ A legend?

This is about someone, “MJ” a legend that will remain as a LEGEND always.. Im not a big fan of him.. but his stories touched me somehow…

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History

The star’s first appearance was as part of his family band, the Jackson 5, when he was 11. The band quickly broke records, with their very first release, I want you back, going straight to number one. Back then, Michael was playing tambourine and bongos but he caught everyone’s eye with his singing and dancing. Soon, he was the centerpiece of the band.

After he left the Jackson 5, he started the first step on the most successful musical legacy of the century. His first album, Off The Wall, was an instant hit. With a mixture of dance, disco, and pop, it sold more than 10 million copies. Michael was now the biggest artist in the US.

But then came the high point of his career, and the high point of pop music. With the release of his acclaimed Thriller album in 1982, Michael forged and redefined what pop music is. It became the best selling album of all time, selling more than 65 million copies. It also gave birth to the famous 14-minute Thriller video clip, where Michael becomes a zombie. The clip, which cost $500,000 has never been matched by a music video since then.

“A Muslim or Not?!” -Zahed Amanullah – associate editor ( Los Angeles)- Click to read
After the release of his third solo album, Bad, Michael’s career started going downwards. This was in no small part due to his rather eccentric behavior. But to understand Wacko Jacko, as he was to be called, one most understands the different situations that shaped his character.


Miseries

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Michael explains that he had a miserable childhood. A brother to eight siblings, their father drove them very hard during the Jackson 5 days. Michael suffered severe emotional and physical abuse. His father would whip him, scream at him, and drive them incessantly in rehearsals.

The end result is that Michael Jackson led a life very different from the fantasy younger people have of being a star. His life was not like that of Hanna Montana’s, the teenage star that many young people now admire. On the contrary, he missed his childhood, being forced to work hard from a very young age. In his own words in his autobiography, Michael wrote “I’m one of the loneliest people in the world.”

“His music bridged the world and generations.”- Dawud Wharnsby Ali, Muslim Singer (Canada)- Click to read
This traumatized the young star, leading him to search for this lost childhood for the rest of his life. And that explains some of the strange choices he made during his life. Imagine if you would tell a little child that they have untold millions of dollars to spend as they wish.

Chances are, the first thing they would want to buy is their own theme park. And that is exactly what Michael did. He went out and built his fantasy theme park in his ranch, Neverland, complete with its own rollercoasters, games, and food stalls.

A Controversial Life

The next period of his life was surrounded by controversies from the tabloid press. Some were generated by Jackson himself as a popularity stunt, but most were not. These included rumors that he slept in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to slow down aging, and that he was bleaching his skin to become white. But later Michael denied those rumors, explaining that he was suffering from vitiligo – a disease that led to loss of skin pigments in parts of the skin.

He used to take medication that lightened his skin color as well as wear makeup to cover the patches forming over his body. During a Pepsi ad, he suffered second degree burns in his hair due to a pyrotechnic error. From this stage on, Michael had to wear a wig in public.

“When I met with Jermaine Jackson”- Farrukh Younus, Writer and Globetrotter (UK). Click to read.
Many people developed anger towards the young artist, accusing him of intentionally changing his color – refusing his African American origins. Many people also attacked the artist for trying to look ‘girlish.’ But to Michael, it all became part of his everyday life – coping with his problems.

After this peak in his musical career, Michael started a steep descend. His albums were not selling well due to a change in his music direction that many fans found was too harsh. He hit a new low several years later on when he was arrested and charged with child molestation. Though he was found not guilty on all charges, the artist had to move to Dubai after the trial.

‘Gone too Soon’ on London’s Lyric Theatre Door

All the controversy and criticism caused the star to become more reclusive. He retired for nearly a decade, with no new albums or performances.

But then, last March, he announced a comeback tour with 50 concerts in London. This was to be the restarting point of the king of pop’s career. The tickets were sold out hours after they went on sale.

” He seemed to have the heart of a child, though he was a giant of a musician. The moment I heard he had been taken to hospital, the worst was anticipated…” Yusuf Islam, Muslim singer.
But then on Thursday, June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson was rushed to hospital suffering from cardiac arrest. The doctors tried resuscitating him for more than hour to no avail.
And so at the age of 50, the king of pop passed away, with millions of fans mourning him all over the world.

With a life defined by rising to the very top and then falling to rock bottom, Michael was no stranger to controversy. He will always be looked at with love, hate, respect, and disgust.

But the one thing that will remain true is that, even though he was surrounded by millions, he led a very lonely life. Even though he was 50 when he passed away, he remained a child inside. He died searching for his lost childhood, trying to grow up amidst a crazy life.

And one thing that will remain undisputed is that the boy-man has left behind the greatest musical legacy of all time. He has inspired generations after him, but no one has ever managed to recreate the legend that is the king of pop.

<3 Sisterhood In Islam <3

sisterhoodBismillah- Hirrahman-Nirraheem

Salam’alaykum Warahmat ALLAH Wabarakatuh

Few days ago, few sister from “M” came to pay a visit and at the same time we had halaqah(circle) and discussion. It was a wonderful moment, and this post, is specially dedicatedfor them, from bottom of my heart =)

As Muslims sisters strive to gain knowledge about their religion and endeavor to increase their Iman, there is one issue of importance that often seems to be neglected. This is the issue of Sisterhood in Islam.

Sisters may greet each other, spend time socializing, give gifts during happy occasions, cook for those who have a new baby, etc., but this is only the surface level of Sisterhood. To understand what this special relationship really means we must go much deeper than that. We need to go to the level of the heart from which the bonds of Sisterhood emanate. This relationship is very special because it involves a unique type of love; one that cannot be experienced in any other social connection. It is a feeling that is particularly extraordinary for those of us who are revert/converts to Islam. To really enjoy the beauty of this bond we need to completely comprehend the elements that are involved. A letter has been written to each of us to assist us in this endeavor, Insha-Allah. Let us put this knowledge in our hearts and we will begin to see the seeds of true Sisterhood grow into a beautiful, flowering plant, Insha-Allah.

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Baraktuh

My Dear Sister in Islam:
Insha-Allah, everything is well with you and those close to you. I am writing this letter to let you know how much I care and to help us both gain an understanding of what Sisterhood in Islam really means, Insha-Allah. I care about you because we share something that is more special than the whold world and all that it contains; we share the belief in the Onenesss of Allah (SWT) and the religion that He (SWT) has given to us. This is a gift that transcends any differences we may have in regard to race, color, nationality, culture or language. Being a sister in Islam is one of the many blessings that comes from acceptance of the true path of Allah (SWT). It is also a responsibility that we each have as members of the Muslim Ummah. To fufill our obligation, we first need to understand what is required of us.

This is what the bond of Sisterhood in Islam means to me, based upon the wisdom of Allah and his Prophet Muhammad (SAW), “…And lower your wing for the believers (be courteous to the fellow-believers).” (Al-Hijr 15:88)

The Prophet (SAW) said,
“None of you has Iman (faith) until he desires for his brother (or sister) Muslim that which he desires for himself (or herself).” (Bukhari and Muslim)

He (SAW) also said,
“The Muslims in their mutual love, kindness and compassion are like the human body where when one of its parts is in agony the entire body feels the pain, both in sleeplessness and fever.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

I love you for the sake of Allah (SWT)

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said,
“On the Day of Judgement, Allah, the Most High, will announce, ‘Where are those who love each other for the sake of My pleasure? This day I am going to shelter them in the shade provided by Me. Today there is no shade except My shade.” (Muslim)

I will be sure to tell you of my love, Insha-Allah …

The Prophet (SAW) said,
“If a person loves his brother, he should inform him of this fact.” (Abu Dawud and Tirmidi)

I will be merciful and compassionate toward you, Insha-Allah …

Allah (SWT) says,
“Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against the disbelievers, and merciful among themselves…” (Al-Fath 48:29)

The Prophet (SAW) said,
“Do not be envious of other Muslims; do not overbid at auctions against another Muslim; do not have malice against a Muslim; do not go against a Muslim and forsake him; do not make an offering during a pending transaction. O’ servants of Allah, be like brothers (or sisters) with each other. A Muslim is the brother (or sister) of another Muslim; do not hurt him (or her), or look down upon him (or her) or bring shame on him (or her). Piety is a matter of heart (The Prophet (SAW) repeated this thrice). It is enough evil for a person to look down upon his Muslim brother (or sister). The blood, property and honor of a Muslim is inviolable to a Musilm.” (Muslim)

I will keep company with you, Insha-Allah …

The Prophet (SAW) said,
“Keep company with a believer only, and let your food be eaten only by the righteous.” (Abu Dawud and Tirmidi)

He (SAW) also said,
“A person is likely to follow the faith of his friend, so look whom you befriend.” (Abu Dawud and Tirmidi)

I will help you when necessary and I will cover your shortcomings, Insha-Allah …

The Prophet (SAW) said,
“One who helps a fellow Muslim in removing his (or her) difficulty in this world, Allah will remove the former’s distress on the Day of Judgement. He who helps to remove the hardship of another, will have his difficulties removed by Allah in this world and in the Hereafter. One who covers the shortcomings of another Muslim, will have his faults covered up in this world and the next by Allah. Allah continues to help a servant so long as he goes on helping his own brother (or sister).” (Muslim)

I will encourage you to the right, Insha-Allah ..

Allah (SWT) says,
“The believers, men and women. are Auliya (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another, they enjoin (on people) Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamio Monotheism and all that Islma orders one to do), and forbids (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islam has forbidden); they offer their prayers perfectly (Iqamat-as-Salat); and give the Zakat and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah will have His mercy upon them. Surely, Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.” (At-Tauba 9:71)

When the Prophet (SAW) instructed,
“Help your (Muslim) brother (or sister) when he commits a wrong and when a wrong is committed against him, someone asked, “O Messenger of Allah, I understand how I can help him if a wrong is committed against him, but how can I help him if he is himself committing a wrong?” At that the Prophet (SAW) answered, “Stopping him from committing the wrong is helping him.” (Bukhari)

I will fulfill my minimum duties and beyond, Insha-Allah …

The Prophet (SAW) said,
“A Muslim owes six obligations towards another Muslim: when you meet him (or her), salute him (or her) saying ‘Assalamu Alaikum; when he (or she) invites you, accept his (or her) invitation; when he (or she) solicits your advice, advise him (or her) sincerely; when he (or she) sneezes and praises Allah, respond with the supplication Yarhamuk Allah (Allah have mercy on you); when he (or she) falls sick, visit him (or her); on his (or her) death, join his (or her funeral).” (Muslim)

He (SAW) also said
“When a Muslim visits his (or her) Muslim brother (or sister) who is sick, he (or she) certainly gathers the fruits of Paradise until he (or she) returns (from visiting).” (Muslim)

You should understand, dear sister, that these are only some of the promises that I have made to you and to Allah (SWT), Insha-Allah. I will strive to fufill each of them to the best of my ability, Insha-Allah. Insha-Allah you will do the same for all of your sisters in Islam. This will not only enhance our bounds of Sisterhood, but will also strengthen the fibers of the Muslim Ummah as we acquire and utilize the wisdom of Islam, Insha-Allah. Our ultimate goal is to gain the pleasure of Allah (SWT), as well as His Mercy and Blessings, Insha-Allah. May we both find the true peace that comes with being a Muslim and attaing the highest of rewards: Paradise. Ameen!!!

With true love,

Your Sister in Islam

Walaikum Assalam Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh

Information From Al Jumuah Magazine Issue 4, Page 38 (with a few alterations)

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Sad Reality about Muslims On Chat?!!

Salam’alaykum Warahmat ALLAH Wabarakatuh

Well, im on chat since am 13. But may be before this i never give a “damn” or consider about Muslims behaviour on chat.

But lately, i try to enter few chatrooms, talks about Islam and discuss few things. And what I gain??

Let me tell u guys, what I’ve learn from chatrooms. 1st. Abusing 2nd. Insulting 3rd. Backciting 4th. Talking porns 5th. Be a shameless coward and extra dextra . My ALLAH ?! this is the reality of  today Muslim! I dont care if this phenomena happens, but I DO CARE if this happen among Muslim

Imagine, there r plenty people out there, wants to know Islam, and love to learn Islam. And these people, normally looking for someone to talk with, to understand Islam better. Yes for sure! U cant ask them to meet a scholar because its their “right” to choose the way to learn Islam. And if Muslims act like a “moron” in chat rooms, how can u impress them?

AbusersRealityHere, i would like to share, something which really *touched* me. A story of a sister, Mariam

I want to tell you about my reversion back to Islam. I will start at the beginning.

I am an American woman who has tried all different kinds of faiths. I was a Catholic, a Methodist and more recently a Mormon. I have searched for many years to find the truth. In my search I have come across some teachings of prophets, and some half mingled truths.

I had joined the Mormon Church at the request of my husband, and I tried to go faithfully for awhile, until I learned that some of the people found it more important to treat me with disrespect due to my own spiritual issues. I thought that if I tried hard enough that I could learn to believe in what they did, but I just couldn’t grasp all that they were teaching.

I went to church faithfully every Sunday, and I sat in the front row, and I led the choir, and helped teach some classes for children. As hard as I tried, I could never quite understand why I didn’t feel what they all felt. For awhile I stopped going to church and I avoided these people as much as I could. The hard part was that my husband was a very faithful Mormon, and he didn’t like that I had stopped going to church. I have read the Bible and found it to be a great source of understanding, but I still always felt like something was missing. 

A few weeks ago, I was online on the Internet and I met someone called Ahmad. I was very interested in speaking with him because he seemed to be very centered and well balanced. I must tell you that usually when I am online, I don’t usually discuss 2 topics for fear of offending someone: 1) Politics, and 2) Religion. At most times I have been successful, but as I listened to Ahmad speak, I could feel something warm and nice with his words. I couldn’t help but wonder what his beliefs were and why he was so confident, yet centered.

When he told me he was from Gaza, I was so impressed. I had never before spoken to anyone that was so far away, and who was so fun to just sit and talk. When he told me that he was a Muslim, and proceeded to explain some of his beliefs to me, at first I must admit, I was scared to even consider reversion. There were so many things that I didn’t understand, and yet I felt like I needed to know more.

We continued to speak for quite some time. Everyday, in fact, (even now). Ahmad sent me a lot of articles to read to learn more about Islam. Which I must admit that I had only heard the term “Muslim” once as a child, and never really knew it actually existed.

In 2 days, I had read everything he had sent me. I couldn’t sleep because I was so involved with all that I was reading. I always asked him to send me more and more to read because I needed to learn everything. I couldn’t get enough of it. I suddenly found myself searching the internet for other Muslims so that I could learn even more. At first it seemed like there was no other place I could go to get information, and after 2 days of trying to get into a chat room to speak with these people, I received a letter from a group that had accepted me into their room.

At first when I went in, I was shy and didn’t want to say anything, I just wanted to sit back and watch. That however, proved to be impossible. As soon as I entered the room I was greeted by men and women whose lives were filled with so much love. They immediately called me their sister, and asked me a lot of questions. I was a little intimidated at first, but it wasn’t long before I had relaxed enough to start asking questions.

 I was greeted by a man that we call Uncle Fareed. He asked me if there was anything special I wanted to know about, and at first I was mostly concerned about the way the women are to dress. I could never understand why the women had to be so covered.

He was very polite and explained at length that the reason was because it was improper for a woman to show her figure to anyone except the man with whom she is married. We spoke for several minutes, and then some other members came in and they also greeted me as their sister. One woman and one man in particular were very interested in my feelings towards Islam.

Stacey and Ehsan spoke to me online for several hours, and taught me what I wanted to know about. Soon Stacey and I were speaking alone. She explained to me that she had reverted herself only 3 years prior.  We talked more about the different things that I was to learn, and as I spoke to her, I started feeling like this woman had so much love and respect and I wanted to be a part of that. I told her at that moment that I wanted to revert. She said she was proud of my decision, and to give her a few minutes to call someone to help me take the Shahada.

A few moments later I was on the phone with Stacey and Ehsan. She was calling me from Massachusetts, and him from the United Kingdom. We spoke for almost 3 hours and I could feel how much these people believed in what they were saying and I knew then that I had to be a part of it. I told them that I wanted to take the Shahada, and Ehsan guided me through it.

Before I took the Shahada, my hands were shaking and my heart was racing because I was so nervous. When I had finished saying the words, (in Arabic even), my hands stopped shaking and I finally felt at peace. I began to cry for the joy that was in my heart. I had never before in my life had a feeling like this, and I was so happy.

Now I am a Muslim sister. My life to this day has been so much happier because I know that I have finally found the truth. I no longer speak to many of my old friends for they say that I was a fool to revert to this beautiful religion. The thing that I have learned the best, is that being a Muslim is not just words. It is an ACTION. I finally feel like I have a place where I belong, and I wouldn’t change that for anything. Allah be praised that I have finally found the true path….Ameen

Amazing right??? This is the use of internet. U can se internet wisely, for the right purpose. Use it, as the “right” media to spread islam

Innad – dina – indallahil islam =)

Spread the beauty of Islam…. spread it my friends 🙂

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