July 9, 2014
"Sh. Fahad: Many of our viewers say that they wish to present themselves to the book of Allah SWT. But many feel they are not worthy of this divine link; being sinful, and short of Allah’s obligations.

Sh. Salih: Keep in mind that Allah sent down this book to revive all the hearts and He didn’t exclude any specific type of heart, meaning that all believers are addressed within the Qur’an. For a sinful believer, it shows him the way to repentance, and for the righteous believer, it shows him the way to consistency, and for whoever in between, it shows him how to get further from sins, and closer to righteousness. It is a revival for each heart, and a guide to good for everyone, and a means for mercy for everyone. It’s not to be said that the Qur’an is intended for a specific group of believers. It’s indeed for all believers, Jinn & Humans. “Say, (O Muhammad), ‘It has been revealed to me that a group of the jinn listened…’ and So which of the favors of your Lord would you (two) deny?” It’s enough honor for Qur’an that it is Allah’s speech. And it’s impossible for the hearts that He created, to truly revive by anything greater than the Qur’an, the speech of their very same Creator and Maker, Glory is to Him. So never put barriers between you and the Qur’an.

Never think it’s not addressing you personally. We are all addressed in it, and we all find our guidance in it. In it, the wise finds wisdom, the scholar finds knowledge, the sinful finds repentance, and the righteous finds gratitude; everyone.

But remains a group whom their hearts have been sealed, about whom Allah said, “it is upon them blindness.” But this doesn’t include any of our viewers. These are rather the disbelievers who refused to believe it at all.

But whoever believers in the Qur’an, the speech of his creator, can always find guidance in it, day and night.

If he’s in authority, he finds “And they ask you, about Dhul-Qarnayn.” if he was tested with illness, he finds “And (mention) Job, when he called to his Lord.” If he spends his night in stress, he finds “and we saved him from the distress.” If he couldn’t have children, he finds “And (mention) Zakarriyyah, when he called to his Lord: ‘My Lord, do not leave me alone (with no heir) while you are the best of inheritors.’” If he was seeking knowledge, he finds “Oh my Lord, increase me in knowledge.” Everyone! A businessman finds “but only (in lawful) business by mutual consent.” A parent finds, “Allah instructs you concerning your children.” A child finds, “and to parents, good treatment.” No one was left out from being addressed in the Qur’an."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSHYa6CtQKI#t=1028 (at about 17 min)

July 27, 2013

(Source: dancingphoenix, via zahra-cachai)

July 27, 2013
"You can’t go far in life if you’re always turning around to see what others think of you. Be sincere, be brave, and be yourself!"

Yasir Qadhi
(via islamic-art-and-quotes)

(via yume-oibito)

July 27, 2013
"The Prophet (saws) masjid didn’t have a barrier either; the Sunnah is to actually not have a barrier. If only people knew! I think once people do their research and mature a bit, things like this won’t be an issue. Of course the separation of genders (out of modesty) should be maintained. But a barrier isn’t necessary for that. People just need to further their Islamic education and be a bit more practical Insha’Allah."

— Muhamed Samateh (via sideentrance)

July 27, 2013
zarlasht:

Absolutely LOVE this. Had to share it yet again. 

zarlasht:

Absolutely LOVE this. Had to share it yet again. 

(via yume-oibito)

July 22, 2013
"Segregation of women in masajid today, partnered with the creation of “women’s sections” is just a work-around to the pesky “do not prevent women from attending the masjid” rule. In actuality when women are praying in these little boxes, behind curtains, and in closets, they cannot see the imam; in some cases cannot hear him; and there is debate whether they are, from a fiqh perspective, even part of the congregation."

July 21, 2013
sideentrance:

"Closet-sized women’s prayer space in downtown Toronto (I have no idea how large the men’s space was for comparison)." Photo submitted by Kate Bridges-Lyman

sideentrance:

"Closet-sized women’s prayer space in downtown Toronto (I have no idea how large the men’s space was for comparison)." Photo submitted by Kate Bridges-Lyman

July 21, 2013
"If they respect you, respect them. If they disrespect you, still respect them. Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners, because you represent yourself, not others."

— Mohammad Zeyara   (via universeobserver)

(Source: quranicquotes, via thebeautyofislam)

July 21, 2013

sideentrance:

"Women and men listen to a lecture and pray in the same space at Alqueria de Rosales - Puebla de Don Fadrique in Spain." Photos submitted by Laura Mora

July 20, 2013
"I want to express that not only are these masjid unequal for women, but they are especially inaccessible for old and physically disabled women that can’t go to a second floor balcony or basement. They are indeed mostly designed for healthy Muslim males. Thank you for this! I will post some pictures too, to collaborate in this effort to showcase the beautiful and the pathetic."

— Dania Suleman (via sideentrance)

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