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  2. AROwnen

    Hello again

    Someday this will be the coolest place again once FB, IG, snap chat et al lose the cool factor and people go back to actually talking...
  3. Yesterday
  4. AROwnen

    New Muslim Area

    I don't think it's ruined at all.. There might be a new guy lurking.. The murtard thing is funny because some do and have questioned that- not seriously but seriously. It's a topic a new Muslim has to face. And the actual treatment of women. And antisemitism. These are my experiences until some brave soul that's new contributes. I like the list too. I think I finally found a home. Ironically it's almost all Pakistani and I feel like I can relate because of you guys. You awkward, on the spectrum, food loving brothers and sisters. I'll post pictures Monday or Sunday when I'm not working and go back. I'm going to join the children's classes and bug everyone.
  5. Breeze

    New Muslim Area

    It's a good list, Owen. I think every new Muslim should read it.
  6. limitofx

    New Muslim Area

    Apostates.
  7. Breeze

    New Muslim Area

    What is a murtad?
  8. Breeze

    Hello again

    Tonics and creams hmmm.... I'm trying to imagine the above in a 'that's what she said' scenario. Cream & tonics.
  9. limitofx

    New Muslim Area

    As long as you don't go around saying"Let's go hunt some murtads", you should be fine. Was a good post then people came along and ruined it. stick to the topic folks.
  10. limitofx

    Hello again

    "That's what she said" I am sorry but couldn't let this go to waste.
  11. AROwnen

    New Muslim Area

    I was referring to family and friends and even just casual aquaintences. America is a very competitive place, even socially, and ones place is never settled, always scrutinized by others. I do this too, often subconsciously. I think more so than other cultures. I don't feel that so much from other cultures- brown cultures? Lol. I feel something different then. Something from my own heart- I think. A Pakistani man came up to me Weds after Magrib and said he loved me. He barely spoke English. He had striking eyes and an asymmetrical face from some type of trauma, a jaw set wrong after a fracture and he was bigger than me and powerful strong. It was the most unique experience. I would like to see "Howl" rewritten for the generations after me. I wonder how it would read... how it would sound?
  12. Breeze

    New Muslim Area

    Not sure if it's a generational thing but we are becoming more isolated as we prefer a 'connection' over all else. They call us the click generation haha.
  13. cubster

    New Muslim Area

    I thought you meant you were passed up on promotions because of religion, my bad. Your past isn't anybody's business but your own and people shouldn't stick their noses where it doesn't belong. It's not as though Muslims don't have sins or engage in behaviours that non-Muslims do. This makes me mad when it happens! Do some Muslims think about reverts like this? That they're attention seeking or a little crazy? I've read many a story about reverts who feel lonely, almost like once the nuance of the conversion story wears off and the next revert comes along they get abandoned and there isn't always a strong community to help reverts out and keep them involved in community practices and so on. I think that's really sad. Islam is supposed to be a religion about unity but it's not practiced like that. As I said, I had worse experiences with the brown Muslims growing up more than anyone else and never really felt part of a Muslim community, until I came to MM lol
  14. AROwnen

    New Muslim Area

    Necromancing the stone?
  15. Breeze

    New Muslim Area

    I suppose I'm weird because I take everything very slow. My sister jokes that I'm a lesbian as I have no interest in the opposite gender. I tell her you're not the first one to say that. Sometimes it's like being in a losing situation as there's no-one interesting and you're pressured into making allowances. I just tell them that I can't have kids with someone I have no interest in, unless they want a corpse.
  16. AROwnen

    New Muslim Area

    The idea of being moody or emotional as a woman's perview is extremely sexist. It's human and honest to be both emotional and insecure AND smart and strong. Men and women have different traits to compliment each other, like a dove tail joint. The idea of a silent obedient wife is as ridiculous as a man whose always wise and strong. They are ideals that are presented in our childhood myths, but are not realistic. And I don't trust overly religious people. There's a dishonesty to that I think. Something bad, hidden in them. A secret shame. I've tried over the years to find the ideal mate. I've fallen in love. Often it seems. I love failing in love. I love being in love. But we grow. Often in different directions and the world, now, is so rapidly changing. My grandparents world was so much slower in all things that a couple could grow together in a life time so that estrangement happened, but they were elderly by that time and it was no longer important. My parents' generation was a faster world so the estrangement happened quicker and mine again quicker. Yours? I can't imagine.
  17. Breeze

    New Muslim Area

    You're not crazy, just different that's all. I get the same funny looks. I tell my parents that i can't marry someone really religious because I'm not that religious. Yes, I am interested to learn and listen to the Qu'ran & implement it, but i've always been far from perfect. I don't know how people can expect me to stay the same with the levels of imaan when in life they can fluctuate. I can change over time but where i am now, it's an internal jihad. Drugs and alcohol are a coping mechanism, I have my own coping mechanisms. Just wish I could meet someone who understands both realities, but that person isn't usually decent (ex issues and the lot). At the moment the guys I've met are like 'we want wife who wears hijab and is not moody.' Were very capable of wearing the hijab in this day and age. Also, if we aren't happy then we can become moody. I find it weird that men don't know how to handle a real women. It's like "woman, did I hear you speak?!" if they expect the stereotypical wife then they're looking in the wrong direction.
  18. AROwnen

    New Muslim Area

    The trouble is we look crazy to them. A lot of us are lonely. I know I am, chronically. So we may have looked at other things before Islam. This, then, looks like a pattern of attention seeking or just being odd. It's difficult to appear sincere when our pasts can say that we are not. Particularly when drugs and alcohol are involved in a person's coping past.
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  20. Breeze

    New Muslim Area

    There's some questions on Quora that new Muslims are asking about living with their non-Muslim family. I know a sister who became a Muslim and her family weren't great towards her. Her mother died a non-Muslim and she was really worried. Bless her, it must be tough.
  21. AROwnen

    New Muslim Area

    One of the things I've never gotten was a promotion based on anything other than time worked. I've always worked for companies. My success may have had a race friendly bias, but the actual promotions? I don't think so. 🤔.
  22. cubster

    Cubster's Eating Records

    So today was terrible! I forgot my food at home and had meetings all morning and just one cup of coffee when I was at work. My milk had gone off so I had to bump someone else for milk and I didn't want to seem like I was taking advantage by having a 2nd cup of coffee. I couldn't go home after the meetings to eat because I got stuck with a student, who gave me a small packet of bore (sp?) which was basically my lunch. I grabbed a chai latte on my way to my double lecture which was just after I finished with the student and then I bought a dark chocolate brownie at the coffee shop I was SO hungry when I got home, I had dhall in the fridge so I ate that and then walked around the complex and did 3kms to make myself feel better about the brownie. I also bought a chocolate yesterday, it was only 37 grams, but it was still chocolate and it was SO good
  23. cubster

    New Muslim Area

    We are digressing, apologies. I think the fact that you're aware of the situation; re: race makes you aware of your privilege as a white person and not necessarily racist. If a person actively prejudices another group based on ethnicity (without questioning those thoughts and changing them) then I would think that they are racist. But your race also puts you in an interesting situation from the other end as well. Also, have you really not gotten promotions because of religion? Just a little bit more off topic, I think, but ironically enough in my personal experience growing up I was more prejudiced against by brown Muslims than white people directly and I grew up partially in the apartheid era
  24. cubster

    Hello again

    There are tonics and creams for that
  25. grateful soul

    learning salah help

    How to pray in a correct way: Facing the Qiblah and Saying Takbeeratul Ihram (the initiating takbeer) - The one intending to perform Salat should stand facing the direction of the Qiblah, being fully aware that he is standing before Allah, The most High, and with utmost humility. - He then makes the intention in his heart to offer prayer, but it is not permissible to say this intention out loud, because that is an innovation. He (the Prophet) (may the prayers and peace be upon him) has said that actions are by their intention, and there is but for each man that which he has intended.[ Source: Agreed upon.] - Then he raises his hands to be level with his shoulders or ears, saying: “Allahu Akbar.” [ Source: Muslim.] - Then he places his right hand over his left on his chest, holding the left hand with the right. [ Source: Ahmad.] Commencement of the Prayer and the Recitation of Fatiha The person praying lowers his head and casts his gaze towards the place of prostration,[ Source: Bukhari.] then he says the opening supplication: “Subhanaka Allahumma wa bihamdika wa tabarakasmuka, wa ta’ala Jadduka, wa la ilaha ghayruka,” [ Source: Muslim.] meaning: Glorified be You Oh Allah, and Praises be to You, Blessed is Your Name. Exalted is Your Majesty, there is no God but You. - Then he says after that: “A’udhu billahi minash-shaytanir-Rajeem” meaning: I seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the accursed, “Bismillahi-r-Rahmanir-Raheem” meaning: In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. All these are to be said as gentle whispers. [ Source: Muslim.] After that, he recites Fatiha [ Source: Bukhari.] and thereafter says ‘Ameen.” Meaning: “O Allah, answer this (supplication).” - Following that, in the first two raka’at he recites a chapter, or any part of a chapter that is easy for him, from the Qur’an. He reads aloud in Fajr (dawn) prayer and the first two raka’at of Maghrib and Isha’. Bowing and Rising from it The person praying raises his hands and says “Allahu Akbar”, then bows, spreading his fingers out on his knees as if he is grabbing them. He makes his back and head level, and then says: “Subhana Rabbiyal Adheem” meaning: Glorified be my Lord, the Exalted (three times). [ Source: At-Tirmidhi.] Thereafter, he rises and says (if he is the imam or is praying alone): “Sami’Allahu liman hamidah,” [ Source: At-Tirmidhi.] meaning: Allah hears those who praise Him; and thereafter everybody (including the imam and ma′mum (those praying behind the imam) and also he who is praying alone) says: Rabbana wa lakal hamd. Mil′as-samaawati wa mil′al’rdhi wa mil′a maa shi’ta min shaiin ba’d.” [ Source: At-Tirmidhi.] Meaning: Our Lord, and to you be the praise. The heavens and the earth and what lies between them is filled with Your praises, and whatever else You wish is filled (with your praises). It is recommended to place one’s hands on the chest, as one had done while standing before bowing. Prostrating and Rising up from it The person observing the prayer says “Allahu Akbar” and falls into prostration, touching the ground first with his knees then the hands [ Source: Abu Dawud.] then his forehead and nose. He spreads his palms out flat on the ground besides his ears or shoulders. He places his fingers towards the Qiblah, lifting his arms up from the floor, his upper arm away from his sides [ Source: Al-Bukhari.] and his stomach away from his thighs. Following that he says: “Subhaana Rabbial A’la” Meaning: glorified be my Lord, the Most High (three times). He should supplicate much when he is prostrating. [ Source: Muslim.] He then raises his head saying; “Allahu Akbar”, without raising his hands, and sits by laying his left foot down (on the ground), but putting his right foot upright, with its toes facing the direction of the Qiblah. [ Source: Muslim.] He places his hands out flat on his thighs with the fingers facing the Qiblah, and says: “Allahumma-ghfirli warhamni wajburni wahdini warzuqni,” [ Source: At-Tirmidhi.] meaning “Oh Allah, forgive me, have mercy upon me, enrich me, guide me and provide for me.” Subsequently he says: “Allahu Akbar” and prostrates for the second time as he had done in the first prostration. He then raises his head saying: “Allahu Akbar” and sits for a short time. This sitting is called Jilsatul istiraha’ (a sitting to rest) as evidenced by the hadeeth of Malik bn Huwairith , while describing the Prophet’s ﷺ manner of prayer, saying: “He does not rise until he sits a (short) while.” [ Source: Al-Bukhari.] He then says “Allahu Akbar”, and rises to perform the second rak’ah, supporting himself with his hands. [ Source: Al-Bukhari.] He prays the second rak’ah as he did the first, but does not read any of the opening invocations which are read at the start of the prayer At-Tashahhud On finishing the first two raka’at, he sits to recite the first At-Tashahhud, laying his left foot on the ground and placing the right foot upright. He places his hands on his thighs, the left hand placed out flat, but as for the right hand, the little finger and the ring finger are clenched to his palm, with the middle finger and the thumb touching each other to form the shape of a circular ring, and the index finger raised. He points with the raised index finger while reciting the At-Tashahhud and also gazes at it, saying: Attahiyyatu lillahi was salawaatu, wattayyibaatu, assalaamu ‘alaika ayyuhan-nabiyyu wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu, assalaamu ‘alaina wa ‘ala ‘ibadillahis saaliheen. Ash-hadu an la illaha illallahu wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa Rasoooluhu.” [ Source: Al-Bukhari.] Meaning: “All salutations are due to Allah, and all prayers and good words (are due to Him). Peace be upon you, O’ Prophet, and the Mercy of Allah and His Blessings. Peace be upon us and the righteous servants of Allah. I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.” Then he rises – if it is more than a two raka’at prayer – saying “Allahu Akbar” and raising his hands as he does so. He does not recite anything in the remaining rak’ah(s) except Fatiha. He sits in a tawarruk posture [ Source: Abu Dawud.] during the last at-Tashahhud. What is meant by this is that the left foot is placed so as to appear on the right side, from under the right leg, while it (the left leg) is laid on the floor. He sits on his buttocks while the right foot is upright, and he recites what was related in the first at-Tashahhud, but adds the following: “Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala aali Muhammadin, kama sallaita ‘ala Ibraheema wa ‘ala aali Ibraheema, innaka Hameedun Majeed. Allahumma baarik ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala aali Muhammadin, kama baarakta ‘ala Ibraheeema wa ‘ala aali Ibraheema, innaka Hameedun Majeed.” [ Source: Al-Bukhari.] Meaning: “Oh Allah, bestow your favor on Muhammad and upon the household of Muhammad as you have bestowed your favor upon Ibraheem and the family of Ibraheem. Verily, You are Full of praises, Most Glorious. Oh Allah, bless Muhammad and the household of Muhammad as you have blessed Ibraheem and the family of Ibraheem. Verily, You are Full of praises, Most Glorious.” Then he says: ”Allahumma inni a‘udhu bika min ‘adhabi Jahannama, wa min ‘adhabil qabri, wa min fitnatil mahya wal mamaati, wa min sharri fitnatil maseehid-dajjal.”[ Source: Al-Bukhari.] Meaning: “Oh Allah, I seek refuge in you from the punishment of the Hellfire, from the punishment of the grave, from the trials of life and death, and the evil of the false Messiah.” Saying the Salam At the end of the prayer the person says Salam to the right saying: “As-salamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullah.” [ Source: Muslim.] Following that he repeats it to his left . The Opening Takbeerah Reciting the Fatiha Bowing and Returning to a Standing Position Prostration and Returning to a Sitting Position Sitting between the two Prostrations Sitting for the Final Tashahhud Saying the Salam source: https://www.al-feqh.com/en
  26. Aijaz

    Noah and the Age of the Prophets

    topicsfromquran.com/2018/04/16/age-of-prophet-noah-a-s/ The above link to post reviews verses of Quran regarding age of Prophet Noah A.S
  27. Sal_the_man

    Hello again

    I am bald
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