Monday, September 30, 2013

Why the Peshawar & Nairobi attacks are un-Islamic

Islam does not allow taking revenge by attacking innocent people. In fact, the concept of revenge itself is un-Islamic, says Maulana Wahiuddin Khan

In just the last couple of days, there have been two deadly attacks orchestrated by self-styled Muslims, killing many people—the attack on a church in Peshawar and a shopping mall in Nairobi. Attacks on, and persecution of, non-Muslim minorities have escalated in recent years in many Muslim-majority countries.

These attacks are nothing but an expression of frustration. The fact is that in the first half of the twentieth century, some Muslims started a struggle against their so-called enemies. But they completely failed in this endeavour. They then tried to destabilise their supposed enemies. What happened on 9/11 was an act of this kind. However, they failed in achieving anything there as well. Now, they have chosen soft targets, like churches and malls. Such acts only show the extent of their frustration. The only cause for these attacks can be found in these Muslims’ deep frustration due to their total failure. The time has now come for Muslims to take a U-turn. Taking a U-turn means accepting one’s own mistakes, but many Muslim leaders do not have the courage to openly accept their mistakes.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Islam: a religion of peace and justice

Islam is a religion of peace in the fullest sense of the word. The Quran calls its way "…The ways of peace…" [Quran: 5:16] It describes reconciliation as the best policy [Quran: 4:128], and states that God abhors any disturbance of peace [Quran: 2:205]

The root word of Islam is 'Silm', which means peace. So the spirit of Islam is the spirit of peace. The first
verse of the Quran breathes the spirit of peace; it reads: "In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate."

This verse is repeated in the Quran no less than 114 times. It shows the great importance Islam attaches to such values as Mercy and Compassion. One of God's names, according to the Quran, is As-Salaam, which means Peace. Moreover, the Quran states that the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) was sent to the world as a mercy to mankind. [Quran: 21:107]

A perusal of the Quran shows that most verses of the Quran (and also the Hadeeth) are based on peace and kindness, either directly or indirectly. The ideal society, according to the Quran is Dar As-Salaam, that is, the house of peace [Quran: 10:25]

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Forgive Me Allah (Heart Touching)

 Here I am, this is me,
Just a weak, really weak
Human being,
In front of you my beloved,
I am here,
With a heart bleeding, with tears dropping,
With a body shivering, with pain exploding,
Asking you for forgiveness and mercy,
Oh Allah,
Sometimes my life may be corrupted and rough,
Sometimes my tests and journeys get so tough,
But for the sake of you,
It will never be enough!
What have I done to come closer to you Allah?
All what I have done is worth nothing!
And when I give up just a small thing for your sake,
You give me something better in its place!
But, what can I do?
In front of you, oh Allah,
Shouldn’t I have shame?
Shouldn’t I keep putting on myself blame?
I look at all the things you gave me,
And it’s sad to say,

Thursday, September 19, 2013

10 Strange Facts About The Quran

Though it proved very controversial in the Islamic world, Saddam Hussein commissioned a copy of the Quran written in his own blood. But there are plenty more fascinating (if less creepy) pieces of knowledge centering around this book. Muslims make up over 1.5 billion of the planet’s population, so it stands to reason that there’s a lot of Quran-based knowledge out there.

10 The World’s Biggest Quran

In 2008, Sayeed Najmul Hasan Chishti from India took the world record for creating the largest handwritten Quran.  Then in 2009, the record was being eyed by a teenager writing for 12 hours a day to produce a Quran 3,000 meters (about 1,000 ft) long. If she finished, no one noticed because the world record was taken in 2011 by a Quran in Russia. Weighing 1,763 pounds, this massive book was encrusted in gold and silver and a smattering of precious stones.

After all that effort, it probably hurt when the new world’s largest Qur'an was unveiled in Afghanistan a couple of months later. Clearly, the quest to have the world’s largest is hard-fought, and a lot of people are putting a lot of effort into claiming it (someone should probably tell them about the 18-meter (60 ft) Qur'an that is part of a building in South Sumatra). There are a lot of large Qur'ans, is what we’re saying.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Chia Seeds: An Excellent Source of Omega-3 Fats and More

Chia seeds are tiny seeds which are packed with essential fatty acids, protein, fiber and many health-protective antioxidants. In fact, weight for weight, these super-seeds provide twice the protein of any other seed or grain, five times the calcium of milk, and an inexpensive, safe and high quality source of omega-3 fatty acids.

The Importance of omega-3

Omega-3 is one of the "essential fatty acids" we need in our diets. It is essential because our bodies cannot manufacture it - it has to be obtained from our diet.

Fish is a great dietary source of omega-3, but sea life has been exposed to many toxins. Flax seeds or flax seed oil is a good inexpensive, safe source of omega-3, but chia seeds are more convenient and even higher in omega-3, and are also more easily digestible when whole, than flax seeds.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Where is GUIDE US TV? (hint: EVERYWHERE)

Bismillah Rahman Raheem

Salam alaykum,

Are you ready?

I am so excited - Latest results show our over-the-air broadcasting is GROWING FAST New Free Antenna Channels - WKOB 42.4 New York, NY

(Just in time for LIVE all day broadcast Muslim Day Parade this Sunday)

KODF 26.1 Dallas, TX & KHPK 28.2 Dallas, TX

KTAV 35.2 Los Angeles, CA

KCSN 32.5 Columbus, OH All channels, all areas watching Right Now

So let's get these new promos out there for the world to see.

Let's all do our jobs for Allah - Allahu Akbar!

Jazakallah khair was salam alaykum,

Yusuf Estes

Sunday, September 15, 2013


The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) taught us to ask: “Allahummas tur-auraati wa aamin row-aati.” [Abu Dawud]

This is a Dua in which we ask Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) to conceal all our defects and exchange our state of fear and worry with peace and security.

A pious man living in Baghdad was strolling by the Tigris when he noticed a scorpion scurrying along the bank in front on him. He thought to himself that this is also a creation of Allah’s and nothing Allah has created is without purpose. Wondering where it had come from, where it was going and for what purpose, he decided to follow it and find out.

The scorpion walked a while then turned towards the river and waited at its edge. Presently a turtle came swimming towards the scorpion. The scorpion jumped onto its back and the turtle started swimming back across the river with the scorpion riding on it. Since the pious man had decided to follow the scorpion he rented a boat and began to follow the turtle.

What qualities should a good Doctor Possess?

Medicine - Noble Profession

What qualities should a good Doctor Possess?

Here are few......

A - Attentive, Approachable, Assuring, Affectionate
B - Bold,Broad minded
C - Communicative, Caring, Calm, Cooperative
D - Dedicated, Disciplined
E - Ethical
F - Friendly
G - Good in Character
H - Hard working, Honest
I - Intellectual, Impartial
J - Jovial
K - Knowledgeable, Kind
L - Learner, Listener , Loyal
M - Mature, Modest
N - Noble
O - Optimistic, Open - minded, Observant
P - Patient, Professional
Q - Quest for best
R - Responsible, Respectful
S - Smiling, Skillful
T - Tolerant, Team player
U - Uptodate
V - Vigilant
W - Warm, Wise, Watchful
X -
Y- Youthful in mind
Z - Zestful
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God?

Opinion by Jeffrey Weiss, Special to CNN

(CNN) – Sunni and Shia Muslims  are killing each other in several nations, most notably in Syria's escalating civil war.

Coptic Christians churches are being torched in Egypt.
In Israel, what passes for peace talks has restarted after years of murder and brutality.

Religion is a common thread in each conflict. But why? Don’t these folks worship the same deity?

After all, Jews, Christians and Muslims all trace their faiths back to a fellow named Abraham, whom they all claim was chosen for special treatment by the Almighty. Why can’t they all get along?

Not academic

The “same God” question is one theologians have hammered at for as long as there have been enough religions for the query to make sense.


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