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❝ I Didn’t Love My Life Until I Became a Muslim ❝




❝ I Didn’t Love My Life Until I Became a Muslim ❝
American Girl Finds the Meaning of her Life in Islam

I didn’t come from a very religious family. I mean they say they are religious but they are not really what you would call a religious family. They are Christian Baptists, but we were the type of family that don’t go to church regularly.

My parents were divorced when I was 10. So we lived with my dad after that until I was 17. My father was very very abusive to me and my younger brother. He wasn’t so much abusive to my little sister, but he was really abusive to me so much I think because I reminded him a lot of my mother.

When I was 16 actually I moved in with my grandparents. I led a pretty self-destructive lifestyle. I hated myself and everything around me. It was just like I wanted to do anything I could do to hurt myself. I just did this like it was fun, and as something I wanted to do. I’ve tried drugs, alcohol and sex and nothing ever really fulfilled me emotionally.

I went back to live with my mother when I was 17, and I thought maybe it was like a different thing; a new beginning. But still I led the same pattern, and maybe it even got worse.

I met my daughter’s father when I was in my senior high school. He was really funny and sweat, so I thought that was a good path for me. And we dated for a couple of years, and I ended up getting pregnant. At first, it wasn’t as bad. I wasn’t fulfilled and we didn’t have the best of things but it wasn’t bad. We had somebody for each other at least, and I was just satisfied with what I had. I didn’t ask for too much. I didn’t expect too much, as I was certainly better than what I had before.

After my daughter was born, that’s when my friend, her father, got really heavy into drugs. It was not just drugs like Marijuana but I’m talking about hard stuff like Cocaine. I can’t say I didn’t do it, I thought it’s OK, I’ll do it too. After like three months, we came to the point where we lost everything. So I quit that and thought he had to quit too but he didn’t.

I left him a few times trying to give him a chance after a chance because I loved him and I cared for him, and when you love and care for someone you forgive him, and a lot of people make mistakes and they are forgiven. I thought maybe he could change. Maybe I could change. I did everything.

My daughter was actually diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome. It’s a syndrome that starts at your feet, and moves up your body and makes sure muscles are really weak, where your immune system attacks your central nervous system, and it causes your muscles to get really weak and moves up to different parts of your body. It happens to kids or adults. It can happen to anybody. My daughter can move her arms, but some kids get damaged layers, but thank God she didn’t get that bad. She is getting better. I met Hayat and some Muslims at the hospital, and started to ask them a lot of questions about religion and things like that.

First, I think a lot of people are misinformed about Islam. I think a lot of people think that it’s like the Hindu religion because this is what I thought. I thought it’s just something predominantly like the Middle East type of things. I didn’t really know about Islam. When they started to tell me that a lot of Islam had to deal with the same background, because I’ve always known that there’s one God I’ve never questioned that, but I was brought up as Jesus died on a cross and that he was the son of God.

But it was then like the question was why did Jesus have to die on a cross for our sins, why can't God could forgive us anyway? I mean why does that have to happen? Because God is all powerful and He could do anything, why did He have to get somebody die on a cross for our sins. Then there was the fact that the bible has been translated so many times and there were so many different versions of the bible. I can’t even count how many different churches I’ve been to. They were basically Christian churches but they all have something different and everybody can give you a different answer. I mean you can ask anybody, and they can say my bible says this or this but if it’s a different bible, so which one is the right kind and that was always confusing for me.

But then when I looked at Islam, I found that there’s one Quran. Everybody knows what it says. It’s translated in the English but you can read the Arabic. It’s not something that you can’t learn or you can’t read yourself. It’s not very difficult to understand. It’s fairly easy to understand. It’s not like five different things that can come out of it. It’s pretty self-explained and that’s what attracted me.

Interviewer:

I want to know what really hit you and made you say “This is the right time to take Islam as my religion”. How did that happen with you?

Sister Alicia:

First, I knew in what direction I was heading, but I was really scared because when you grow up your whole life being told that it’s blasphemous to say that Jesus is not the son of God; that’s blasphemy. And in the religion I grew up in, that’s the unforgivable sin. And if you commit that unforgivable sin then you will go to Hell.

What made me get over that fear and pass that to where I could allow myself to embrace Islam, was when I was talking to Hana, Hayat’s mother, and she showed me a lot of passages and I had prayed every night before I go to bed: “Oh God please give me a sign, some kind of a clear sign to know that’s the way I’m supposed to go.” And she read a passage of Quran to me and I can’t read Arabic, so I read the English part and the last words, I don’t remember which chapter it was, but it was about Jesus saying I’m not God and never said I was, and then in the last sentence it said “To all who are looking for a sign, this is a sign within itself”. This is a sign for you. If this is what you are looking for, this is your sign.

To me that was like an overwhelming feeling came over me and I just started to cry because I just felt like this is my sign. This is exactly what I was looking for, and God gave this to me. And I actually embraced this because this is something special, because you don’t get a sign from God everyday. That made me really happy and then felt love and support because nobody before was so happy for me, and I never had that before.

I feel really good. I feel like a big weight has been lifted off of me. I feel like I can breathe easier than ever before. I don’t have to worry about anything anymore. I’m re-born and I’m free of everything. All the sins that I have committed and all the things that happened in my life don’t matter any more.

تويتر / MohamadAlarefe: يا محبي ...

Peshitta New Testament

allah in the bible


Mark 10:18 Aramaic Bible [Original language of Jesus]

"āmar leh yešū mānā qārē a(n)t lī ṭāḇā layt ṭāḇā ellā en ḥaḏ ălāhā"

"And Jesus said unto him, Why" callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, Allah.

Source www.dukhrana.com/peshitta
Mark 10:18 Aramaic Bible [Original language of Jesus]

"āmar leh yešū mānā qārē a(n)t lī ṭāḇā layt ṭāḇā ellā en ḥaḏ ălāhā"

"And Jesus said unto him, Why" callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, Allah.

Source www.dukhrana.com/peshitta

PUNISHMENT OF HOMOSEXUALITY ACCORDING TO BIBLE


================THE ULTIMATE JOKE===========

PUNISHMENT OF HOMOSEXUALITY ACCORDING TO BIBLE IS DEATH SENTENCE:

Leviticus 20:13.
"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death;" Leviticus 20:13.

THEY'VE MADE THEIR COMMANDMENTS A JOKE, ALMOST ALL OF THEM:


:::::::::::::::PRESENTING THE LATESTVERSION OF BIBLE::::::::::


-----------------THE QUEEN JAMES VERSION------------------

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SPECIALLY FOR HOMOSEXUALS.

http://news.naij.com/17343.html


==> u can see in the image Mark paris and his boy friend john Allen a PASTOR with his boy friend [sorry for this pic]


==> JESUS PBUH WARNED HIS PEOPLE ABOUT THESE HYPOCRITES. READ::


MATTHEW 23:

15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.

23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, WITHOUT NEGLECTING THE FORMER.(here lev 20:13 is the former)



24. BLIND GUIDES, U STRAIN OUT A GNAT & SWALLOW A CAMEL!!!
‎================THE ULTIMATE JOKE===========

PUNISHMENT OF HOMOSEXUALITY ACCORDING TO BIBLE IS DEATH SENTENCE:

Leviticus 20:13.
"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death;" Leviticus 20:13.

THEY'VE MADE THEIR COMMANDMENTS A JOKE, ALMOST ALL OF THEM:


:::::::::::::::PRESENTING THE LATESTVERSION OF BIBLE::::::::::


-----------------THE QUEEN JAMES VERSION------------------

http://queenjamesbible.com/


SPECIALLY FOR HOMOSEXUALS.

http://news.naij.com/17343.html


==> u can see in the image Mark paris and his boy friend john Allen a PASTOR with his boy friend [sorry for this pic]


==> JESUS PBUH WARNED HIS PEOPLE ABOUT THESE HYPOCRITES. READ::


MATTHEW 23:

15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.

23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, WITHOUT NEGLECTING THE FORMER.(here lev 20:13 is the former)



24. BLIND GUIDES, U STRAIN OUT A GNAT & SWALLOW A CAMEL!!!

hadith


Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will come a people from the east who recite the Quran but it does not go beyond their throats. They will go out of the religion just as an arrow pierces its target and they will not return to it just as the arrow does not return to the bow. “It was said, “What will be their sign?” He said, “It is shaving.” Or he said, “It is shearing.”

[Sahih Bukhari, Book 93, Number 651]

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ يَخْرُجُ نَاسٌ مِنْ قِبَلِ الْمَشْرِقِ وَيَقْرَءُونَ الْقُرْآنَ لَا يُجَاوِزُ تَرَاقِيَهُمْ يَمْرُقُونَ مِنْ الدِّينِ كَمَا يَمْرُقُ السَّهْمُ مِنْ الرَّمِيَّةِ ثُمَّ لَا يَعُودُونَ فِيهِ حَتَّى يَعُودَ السَّهْمُ إِلَى فُوقِهِ قِيلَ مَا سِيمَاهُمْ قَالَ سِيمَاهُمْ التَّحْلِيقُ أَوْ قَالَ التَّسْبِيدُ

7123 صحيح البخاري كِتَاب التَّوْحِيدِ تلك الكلمة من الحق يخطفها الجني فيقرقرها في أذن وليه

Muslims have no hesitation in acknowledging that in the Bible


We Muslims have no hesitation in acknowledging that in the Bible, there are three different kinds of witnessing recognizable without any need of specialized training. These are:

1. You will be able to recognize in the Bible what may be described as "The Word of God."

2. You will also be able to discern what can be described as the "Words of a Prophet of God."

3. And you will most readily observe that the bulk of the Bible is the records of eye witnessess or ear witnesses, or people writing from hearsay. As such they are the "Words of a Historian"

You do not have to hunt for examples of these different types of evidences in the Bible. The following quotations will make the position crystal clear:

◕ The FIRST Type:

"I will raise them up a prophet . . . and I will put my words in ... and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him." (Deuteronomy 18:18)

"I even, I am the Lord, and beside me there is no saviour."
(Isaiah 43:11)

"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the end of the earth: for I am God, and there is non else." (Isaiah 45:22)

Note the first person pronoun singular in the above references, and without any difficulty you will agree that the statements seem to have the sound of being GOD'S WORD.

◕ The SECOND Type:

"And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord:" (Mark 12:29)

"And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is God." (Mark 10:18).

Even a child will be able to affirm that: Jesus "answered" and Jesus "said" are the words of the one to whom they are attributed, i.e. the WORDS OF A PROPHET OF GOD.

◕ The THIRD Type:

"And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he, (JESUS) came, if haply he (JESUS) might find anything thereon: and when he (JESUS) came to it, (Jesus) found nothing but leaves . . ." (Mark 11:13)

The bulk of the Bible is a witnessing of this THIRD kind. These are the words of a third person. Note the underlined pronouns. They are not the Words of God or of His prophet, but the WORDS OF A HISTORIAN.

● For the Muslim it is quite easy to distinguish the above types of evidence, because he also has them in his own faith. But of the followers of the different religions, he is the most fortunate in this that his various records are contained in separate Books!

ONE: The first kind — THE WORD OF GOD — is found in a Book called The Holy Qur’an.

TWO: The second kind — THE WORDS OF THE PROPHET OF GOD, (Muhummed, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) are recorded in the Books of Tradition called The Hadith.

THREE: Evidence of the third kind abounds in different volume of Islamic history, written by some of high integrity and learning, and others of lesser trustworthiness, but the Muslim advisedly keeps his Books in separate volumes!

● The Muslim keeps the above three types of evidence Jealously apart, in their proper gradations of authority. He never equates them. On the other hand, the "Holy Bible" contains a motley type of literature, which composes the embarrassing kind, the sordid, and the obscene — all under the same cover — A Christian is forced to concede equal spiritual import and authority to all, and is thus unfortunate in this regard.

By Sheikh Ahmed Deedat - الشيخ أحمد ديدات
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Muslims in the Bible!!!! [must read]




Muslims in the Bible!!!! [must read]


"(Jesus said) Hear another parable: There was a man that was a householder, who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country.

And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits.

And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them in like manner. 37But afterward he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

But the husbandmen, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and take his inheritance.

And they took him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. When therefore the lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will let out the vineyard unto other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner; This was from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes?

Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken away from you, and shall be given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And he that falleth on this stone shall be broken to pieces: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust."

[Matthew 21:33-44]

Now read this

The Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) said : "Your example and the example of the people of the two Scriptures is like the example of a man who employed some laborers and asked them, ‘Who will work for me from morning till midday for one silver coin?’ The Jews accepted and carried out the work. He then asked, Who will work for me from midday up to the afternoon prayer for one silver coin?’ The Christians accepted and fulfilled the work. He then said, ‘Who will work for me from the afternoon till sunset for two silver coins?’ You, Muslims have accepted the offer. The Jews and the Christians got angry and said, ‘Why should we work more and get lesser wages?’ Allah said, ‘Have I withheld part of your right?’ They replied in the negative. He said, ‘It is My Blessing, I bestow upon whomever I wish.’ [Sahih al-Bukhari 3:468, 469; 1:533; 4:665]


Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) said: "My position in relation to the prophets who came before me can be explained by the following example: A man erected a building and adorned this edifice with great beauty, but he left an empty niche, in the corner where just one stone was missing. People looked around the building and marvelled at its beauty, but wondered why a stone was missing from that niche? I am like unto that one missing stone and I am the last in the line of the Prophets." [Bukhari, Kitab-ul-Manaqib]

Revert to Islam and get double reward .. The Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) said: “Whoever embraces Islam from the people of the two scriptures (i.e Jews and Christians) will be given a double reward…”

jihad


Ibn Rajab reported: Ibrahim ibn Abu Alqamah would say to people when they returned from an expedition, “You have come from the lesser struggle (jihad) unto the greater struggle.” They said, “What is the greater struggle?” He said, “It is the struggle of the heart.”

[Jami’ Al-Ulum wal-Hikam 19]

قال ابن رجب وَقَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ أَبِي عَلْقَمَةَ لِقَوْمٍ جَاءُوا مِنَ الْغَزْوِ قَدْ جِئْتُمْ مِنَ الْجِهَادِ الْأَصْغَرِ فَمَا فَعَلْتُمْ فِي الْجِهَادِ الْأَكْبَرِ قَالُوا وَمَا الْجِهَادُ الْأَكْبَرُ قَالَ جِهَادُ الْقَلْبِ

جامع العلوم والحكم الحديث التاسع عشر احفظ الله يحفظك احفظ الله تجده تجاهك إذا سألت فاسأل الله

prayer


Masha'Allah ♥
KiDS PRAYiNG iN CLASSROOM !

masha allah
"The one who can bow down to Allah, can stand up to everything"
KiDS PRAYiNG iN CLASSROOM !

masha allah
"The one who can bow down to Allah, can stand up to everything"
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hadith

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, visited the grave of his mother and he wept and made others around him start weeping. He said, “I asked my Lord for permission to seek forgiveness for her and He did not give me permission, but I asked my Lord for permission to visit her grave and He gave me permission, so visit the graveyards for verily it is a reminder of death.”

[Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Number 2130]

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ زَارَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَبْرَ أُمِّهِ فَبَكَى وَأَبْكَى مَنْ حَوْلَهُ فَقَالَ اسْتَأْذَنْتُ رَبِّي فِي أَنْ أَسْتَغْفِرَ لَهَا فَلَمْ يُؤْذَنْ لِي وَاسْتَأْذَنْتُهُ فِي أَنْ أَزُورَ قَبْرَهَا فَأُذِنَ لِي فَزُورُوا الْقُبُورَ فَإِنَّهَا تُذَكِّرُ الْمَوْتَ

976 صحيح مسلم كِتَاب الْجَنَائِزِ استأذنت ربي أن أستغفر لأمي فلم يأذن لي واستأذنته أن أزور قبرها فأذن لي

Definition of Hadeeth Qudsi:


Definition of Hadeeth Qudsi:

This is a hadeeth transmitted to us from the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), in which he attributes the words to his Lord, may He be glorified and exalted, and in which the narrator says: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said, narrating from his Lord, may He be glorified and exalted, and so on.

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