Former Roman Catholic Priest Converts to Islam
Monday, 29 April 2013
Former Roman Catholic Priest Converts to Islam
Sunday, 28 April 2013
Pornography's Effect on Health and Society
A wave of porn plague sweeps throughout the world affecting people from all walks of life creating havoc to almost everyone who sees it, with over 75 million porn addicts worldwide and growing fast, it has also reached the Muslim world. Porn Addiction has destroyed family's and society's. Not only is porn addiction a health issue, New research shows that porn has a devastating effect on the brain.
Shocking statistics show how a whole new society of problems has caused this growing world epidemic that has been blamed for high rates of divorce, child molestation, increase of rape cases and abuse against women and children. So what can we do to prevent this? Or if you are effected by it how can you stop? Brother Alyas talks about internet porn addiction its adverse effects and how to deal with it from an Islamic prospective.
Stats on Pornography
$13.33 Billion was spent in the porn industry in 2006, U.S. porn revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS and NBC. Every second . . . $3,075.64 is spent on pornography
Every Second . . . 28,258 people are viewing pornography.
Every 39 Minutes . . . A new pornographic video is created in the United States.
There are 116.000 searches for child pornography everyday 40 million Americans are regular visitors to porn sites
PORN ON THE WEB - 42.7% of internet users view pornography
1.5 Billion Pornographic downloads per month (peer-to-peer)
Over 420 million Pornographic pages Over 13,000 porn movies produced every year (35% of total downloads)
4.2 Million Pornographic websites (12% of total websites)
68 Million Daily pornographic search engine requests (25% of total requests).
72 Million Worldwide internet users visit adult sites per month 34% of average users received unwanted pornographic exposure
The average child sees their first porn by the age of just 11. Between 60 and 90 per cent of under-16s have viewed hardcore online pornography, and the single largest group of internet porn consumers is reported to be children aged 12 to 17.
PLEASE NOTE - Data above based on a 2006 study
Saturday, 27 April 2013
Sadly as Muslims we are regularly insulted by misguided folk on the internet. Islam is regularly insulted by the most depraved and crazed lies out there. Here is another one of these anti-Islamic propaganda pieces, synopsis:
The propaganda piece
accuses Islam of raping virgin women before their executions. Their claim is that
virgin women are not executed (I’m not sure if this is true) so in order to
execute them they forcefully marry them and rape them the night before the
execution. They present this as ‘Islamic’ Iran
It’s not Islamic. Forced marriage is not even allowed in Islam never mind rape! Only the most gullible will believe this anti-Islam propaganda piece. It’s so sad to see so many people willing to believe such malicious propaganda pieces without trying to verify the validity of such claims.
Muslims are falsely accused, insulted and persecuted
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. [Mathew 5:11-12 - NIV]
|Usama Dakdok's Ignorance on the Front Page|
Friday, 26 April 2013
A few years ago none could imagine that buildings would be built in Makkah which would rise higher than its mountains, as the city was surrounded by mountains on all sides. But go to Makkah and see for yourself how (high-rise) buildings higher than mountains have been built there. It appears from this Hadith, as if fourteen centuries ago the Holy Prophet s.a.w. had seen these changes and conditions with his own eyes. All these things had been shown to him clearly through revelations and light of Prophetic knowledge which Allah had granted him The Holy Prophet s.a.w. has clearly mentioned one by one what trials and tribulations the Muslims will have to face in the times to come. He has also mentioned simultaneously what the Muslims should do at such a time. (Source: http://www.central-mosque.com/signs/signsT.htm Adapted from Discourses On Islamic Way Of Life, Justice Mufti Taqi Usmani, Vol 7, page 233-235)
Text taken from: http://muslim-lion.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/hadiths-about-makkah-signs-of-day-of.html
Monday, 22 April 2013
Abu Hurayrah said, “The Prophet (S) said , ‘On the night of the Isra’ (miraculous journey to Jerusalem) I met Moses – he was a slim man with wavy hair, and looked like a man from the Shanu’ah tribe. I also met Jesus – he was of medium height and of a red complexion, as if he had just come out of the bath.’” [Bukhair, Kitab al Anbiya’, 4/302. Muslim, Kitab al-Iman, 1/106, 107]
The Prophet (S) said, "Whilst I was asleep, I saw myself (in a dream) making Tawaf around the Ka’bah. I saw a brown-skinned man, with straight hair, being supported by two men, and with water dripping from his head. I said ‘Who is this’? They said, The son of Mary’…" [Bukhari, ibid]
Sourced from The Signs Before The Day of Judgement, Ibn Kathir, Dar al Taqwa Ltd, 1991, p76
May Allah send His blessings upon Prophets Muhammed and Jesus. Ameen
Dr Laurence Brown Becomes a Muslim - Listen to his conversion story!
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Note to those who debate this man. Why give him a platform when he is clearly bent on dishonesty? Surely choosing a debate opponent is a thing one should give serious consideration as one would not want to be seen as legitimizing or popularizing such folk. Surely there are others out there that you can debate (if you must) in his stead who happen to have some form of intellectual honesty and good taste?
Saturday, 20 April 2013
1. Due to her marriage to Qatari billionaire, Wissam Al Mana:
Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favourite children’s charities. [DailyMail]
2. Janet Jackson being pictured in hijab (head covering) and jilbab (long dress worn by Muslim women)
3. Reported 'insider' claims that she s now a Muslim:
“She’s gone. She married a billionaire. They’ve got houses in three countries. She’s spending time in the Middle East. She’s become a Muslim.”
Some may assume she has converted to Islam based on her marriage to Wissam al Ana but this not evidence that she has. As for her wearing Muslim clothing, this is not evidence either as other female celebrities have worn the hijab (of some sort); Princess Kate Middleton, Laura Bush, Queen Elizabeth, Madonna, Hilary Clinton and Angelina Jolie. Moving on to the quote attributed to an 'insider'; we do not know who it's attributed to so it's not something we should take as reliable.
However we do know Janet's brother Jermain Jackson is a Muslim - he became a Muslim in 1989. We do hope his sister has converted to Islam and we pray for her.
Allah knows best if Janet Jackson is a Muslim or not. We as Muslims should wait for confirmation from her or other reliable sources before we make firm conclusions on Janet's religious affiliation.
Hollywood Actress Emilie Francois Convert to Islam
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Sadly, these folk have very little research behind them and even less desire for the truth. They have twisted these actions of genuine devotion and concern for these boys to reflect their debauched minds by accusing the Prophet of homosexuality.
Christian Missionaries Deliberately Misdirecting People
What is the actual reason behind the tongue-sucking?
The answer lies in Ash-Shifa of Qadi Iyad. The reason behind the tongue-sucking was to quench their thirst and help settle them down. We must remember this was an arid environment (desert) where water was scarce, thus loving parents/guardians did go to such lengths in caring for children:
He gave al-Hasan and al-Husayn his tongue to suck. They had been weeping from thirst and upon this they became quiet. 
This was a genuine act of devotion; had Jesus (p), Gandi, Guru Nanak or Mother Theresa carried out such an act of devotion to children they would have been praised for it. Sadly, this is not always the case for Prophet Muhammad (p) as malicious Islamophobes on the internet have dark agendas they are pursuing assiduously.
Outrageous Islamophobic spin on a genuine act of devotion!
Islamophobes who present Ahadith (narrations) of such a nature in order to promote the idea of homosexuality or child abuse should desist immediately as their spin amounts to nothing more than a fallacious and fanciful attempt at character assassination.
May Allah guide these people. Ameen.
Muslims and Non-Muslims should be alert…
If a hater does present a claim where this occurred between the Prophet (p) and his grandchildren or his daughter (Fatima) please realise there is nothing untoward and the action was a genuine act of devotion that any caring person would undertake for the betterment of the infants. Do not be swayed by such hollow and outrageous distortions.
We must also remember homosexuality is forbidden and sinful in Islam. 
The Prophet’s saliva
Prophet even used to spit in the mouths of suckling children in order to satisfy them until nightfall . Further examples of the blessings within the Prophet’s saliva are given in footnotes , .
Christian hater’s immature cross-dressing allegation is refuted
Become a Muslim today
 A couple of narrations Islamophobes erroneously “use” in their efforts to degrade and dehumanize the Prophet (p) and Islam:
Bukhari, 1183. It is related that Abu Hurayra said, "I never sae al-Hasan without my eyes overflowing with tears. That is because the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went out one day and I found him in the mosque. He took my hand and I went along with him. He did not speak to me until we reached the market of Banu Qaynuqa'. He walked around it and looked. Then he left and I left with him until we reached the mosque. He sat down and wrapped himself in his garment. Then he said, 'Where is the little one? Call the little one to me.' Hasan came running and jumped into his lap. Then he put his hand in his beard. Then the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, opened his mouth and put his tongue in his mouth. Then he said, O Allah, I love him, so love him and the one who loves him!'" [Al-Adab al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari by Imam BukhariTranslated by: Ustadha Aisha Bewley] From - http://www.sunnipath.com/Library/Hadith/H0003P0046.aspx
Musnad Ahmed Hadith Number 16245, Volume Title: "The Sayings of the Syrians," Chapter Title: "Hadith of Mu’awiya Ibn Abu Sufyan": "I saw the prophet – pbuh – sucking on the tongue or the lips of Al-Hassan son of Ali, may the prayers of Allah be upon him. For no tongue or lips that the prophet sucked on will be tormented (by hell fire)
 Muhammad, Messenger of Allah – Ash Shifa of Qadi Iyad, translated by Aisha Abdarrahman Bewley, Madinah Press, 2004 pg 184
 Imam Dhahabi’s list of enormities (sins), p17.0 he writes, “…There is consensus among both Muslims and the followers of other religions that sodomy is an enormity…” [From the list of enormities presented in Nuh Hamim Keller’s translation of Umdat as Salik, Amana Publications, 2008, p17.0 (page 644)]
 He used to spit into the mouths of suckling children and his saliva would satisfy them until nightfall [page 184 in Ash Sifa of Qadi Iyad, Madinah Press, 2004]
 He spat in a well that was in Anas’ house and there was no water in Madina sweeter than it – Al Bayhaqi [from page 183 in Ash Sifa of Qadi Iyad, Madinah Press, 2004]
 This narration is unclear as to whether the blessings were within the saliva of the Prophet (p) or not but it is of benefit to mention:
In the hadith of Hanash ibn Uqayl we find, “The Messenger of Allah would give me a drink of sawiq (a kind of mash). He would drink first and I would drink last. I always found that it filled me up when I was hungry and quenched me when I was thirsty and was cool when I was parched”
[from page 184 in Ash Shifa of Qadi Iyad, Madinah Press, 2004]
[Taken from p271, A Chronology of Islamic History 570-1000CE, Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd, 2003]
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Who is Sheikh Atabek Shukrov Nasafi?
Born in Uzbekistan while it was still part of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, or as we called it here, the ‘USSR’ Sheikh Atabek Nasafi began his religious studies at the age of ten, in secret, which was the only way the heritage of a land which produced such luminaries such as Abu Laith As-Samarqandi, At-Tirmidhi, Imam Al-Bukhari and Imam Abu Mansur Al-Maturdi, to name a few could be preserved during the Communist era.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
There are confirmations independent of Islamic tradition of the existence of the pre-Islamic Arab monotheism: as early as the fifth century, the Palestinian Christian historian Sozomenus sketched the outlines of a pre-Mosaic monotheism which he said, some Arabs had rediscovered and still practiced in his own day
[Sourced from p175, The Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity - Edited by John Mcmanners, Oxford University Press, 1990]
If anybody is interested in following the teachings of the Prophets - the most obvious start is to begin by practicing pure monotheism - Islamic monotheism.
How the Bible Led Me to Islam: The Story of a Former Christian Youth Minister (Joshua Evans):
If you are interested in Islam please do contact your local Islamic centre. If you are in a more isolated area, feel free to leave a comment asking for some sort of direction to help you learn more.
May Allah guide us all. Ameen
Now you may be wondering as to which posts on ‘your’ blog I found distasteful and anti-Christian. Well the first was a post which contained a video of a ‘gang rape’. I did not view the video at all and nor would I recommend you or anybody else view such material. However, I did read about the contents of this sexual assault video and denounced such postings – see here.
Monday, 15 April 2013
Update: Barack Obama criticised for not using the word 'terrorism'
He - apparently very deliberately - did not use the word terrorism even though he has been criticised in the past for not being quick enough to use the label.
Indeed he has already been criticised for not using it now, but apparently feels caution and certainty are more important than the barbs of critics - particularly when, to many Americans, the word terrorism is misunderstood to only mean action by foreigners.
Nevertheless, a White House official was quick to stress after the statement that this was being treated as an act of terrorism. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22162754
Not all terrorists are Muslims
On the FBI’s official website, there exists a chronological list of all terrorist attacks committed on U.S. soil from the year 1980 all the way to 2005
According to this data, there were more Jewish acts of terrorism within the United States than Islamic (7% vs 6%).
Erik Rush: Kill All Muslims in Response to Boston Marathon Attack
Earlier today, there was an apparent bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that, according to preliminary reports, has left two people dead and dozens more injured.
In response, and utterly without any evidence, frequent Fox News contributor Erik Rush tweeted out a message blaming the bombing on Muslim terrorists, saying "Everybody do the National Security Ankle Grab! Let's bring more Saudis in without screening them! C'mon! #bostonmarathon."
That prompted another Twitter user to chastize Rush for making such unsupported accusations, which prompted Rush to respond with a call for all Muslims to be killed
Timely reminder: Muslim scholar, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf on The War Against Terrorism:
Denunciation of the Boston Terrorist Attack
By His Eminence Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi
As Muslim leaders representing Islam and Muslims worldwide, it is our duty to speak up and denounce terrorism and terrorist actions regardless of who is behind them. However, it becomes more incumbent upon us to do so when it is done in the name of Islam.
We strongly condemn the most recent terrorist attack in Boston, USA, and offer our sympathy to the victims. These types of attacks are but signs of cowardice and self-defeat.
Our goal as Muslims is to improve the image of Islam and establish a better understanding of our religion, culture, and history. Unfortunately, this attack, if it turns out that Muslims are behind it, will definitely be detrimental to this lofty goal.
Islam brings about mercy not cruelty, and spreads love not hatred. According to our Holy Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, a true believer is "He who does not harm anyone, neither with his tongue, nor with his hand."
For new posts on Ali Ataie, see here
Ustadh Ali Ataie seems to be one of very few Muslims who have a scholarly grasp of Biblical textual criticism, Christian history and Christian theology. For any Muslim who wants to build up their knowledge base concerning the Christian scriptures and theology I’d recommend Ali Ataie’s classroom lectures. I will link to a YouTube channel which contains his material (classroom lectures) here:
Refutations of David Wood (Acts 17 Apologetics, Answering Muslims)
Refutations of Sam Shamoun (Answering Islam)
Refutations of Nabeel Qureshi (Creed 2:6 Ministries, RZIM)
Did Prophet Muhammad Have Epilepsy? No. Dr Yasir Qadhi
Sharia Law against terrorism
Christians having dreams and converting to Islam
Learn about Islam
Response to ‘VIDEO: Muslim Gang Rapes a Coptic Christian Girl in Broad Daylight While Chanting Allahu Akbar’ (اغتصاب مسيحيات في وضح النهار وسط صيحات التكبير)
Sunday, 14 April 2013
|Sam Shamoun Detests Cross Dressing|
|Sam Shamoun Ashamed of David?|
I’m not too sure if you are serious though. Your partner, David Wood, was agreeing with you and all that but he was found to be wearing his wife’s pink nightie on camera.
Sam Shamoun v David Wood: I bet Dr Nabeel Qureshi is Glad he Jamp Ship
A Lesson for the Haters
Rabbis v an Islamophobe
Kamal Saleem with 3 different conversion stories
Muslims persecuted in Spain
Saturday, 13 April 2013
We write as rabbis devoted both to our faith community and to human rights for all peoples. We were disheartened to learn that the Great Neck Synagogue has invited Pamela Geller to speak on April 14. Geller has a long track record of hateful and virulently anti-Muslim views that seek to divide American Muslims and Jews, rather than unite them.
|Rabbi Michael White and Rabbi Jerome Davidson|
We cherish our relationships and friendships within the local Muslim community. Both Temple Beth El of Great Neck and Temple Sinai of Roslyn share deep and abiding connections with the Islamic Center of Long Island. Our communities have broken bread together, studied together, engaged in social action projects together, and our children have learned from each other as well. The local Muslim community adds immeasurably to Long Island’s vitality, and we are blessed by their commitment to the betterment of our society. Their presence among us affirms the essence of America’s greatness, a nation founded on the principles of democratic pluralism.
We state unequivocally that Geller’s inflammatory rhetoric does not represent us or the great majority of Jews in Great Neck and on Long Island. Hate speech has no place in synagogues. Synagogues should be places for worship, positive dialogue and reasoned political debate. The right of free speech is vitally important, but Geller crosses the line from political to hate speech. In sharp contrast, Judaism teaches us to respect the traditions and values of other faiths.
Last fall the group T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights (formerly Rabbis For Human Rights-North America) echoed that sentiment with its effective New York City subway ad campaign that countered Geller’s offensive anti-Muslim subway posters. T’ruah’s message challenged: “In the choice between love and hate, choose love. Help stop bigotry against our Muslim neighbors.”
We share T’ruah’s vision, reflecting our faith’s mandate to work for understanding, unity and peace among all humanity. Geller’s messages seek to divide peoples, and fail to acknowledge that even with significant political differences, Jews and Muslims are working to build the world of justice and compassion that both faiths demand. Rather than trying to denigrate a diverse community and rich tradition, we must find ways of respecting one another and working together on shared concerns.
At this season of the year following the Passover festival, Jews study a tractate of the Talmud called Ethics of the Fathers. We are mindful of Hillel’s enduring words in the opening chapter: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” The time is now to stand – for ourselves, for our fellow citizens, for our common humanity and kinship.
We hope Great Neck Synagogue leaders will take a hard look at their decision and ask themselves why they are giving a platform to someone who has devoted her life to defaming fellow Americans of a different Abrahamic religion.
Rabbi Michael White is the Senior Rabbi at Temple Sinai of Roslyn. Rabbi Jerome Davidson is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth-El of Great Neck and teaches at the Hebrew Union College, New York City.
From The Jewish Week -
UPDATE: Great news! The Synagogue has cancelled Pamela Geller's appearance.
Chris Hedges on Islamophobes:
Jewish scholar on Mary's age at time of betrothal to Joseph:
Monday, 8 April 2013
By the middle of the 13th century Muslim control in
Sunday, 7 April 2013
New Testament Manuscripts:
Allegorical readings of the Bible:
ABNSat’s David Wood (with Sam Shamoun) bring ‘the sex with a dead woman’ lie
As Muslims we are facing a malicious propaganda campaign from Christian radicals. We are constantly bombarded by the most crazed insults yet we continue to hold firm. The Christian radicals direct their insults at us as their faith is questioned with our solid and more logical belief of Jesus (p) being a Prophet rather than being God. These radical Christians would do well to contemplate on Matthew 5:11
"God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. New Living Translation
Sincere Christians, please help rebuke the mischief-makers who are attention/fame-seeking amongst your communities.
Monday, 1 April 2013
What’s the oldest NT manuscript found thus far?
The oldest known New Testament manuscript is a papyrus fragment, ca. 9 by 6.35 cm (3.5 by 2.5 in) dated to 100-150 CE, which preserves five verses from John 18. P52 as it is called is now kept at the John Rylands Library in Manchester, England.
The oldest substantial portions of the New Testament are the Bodmer papyrus of John (P66), now in Geneva, and the Chester Beatty papyrus (P46) in Dublin and Ann Arbor, which contains ten Pauline letters; both have been dated to ca. 200 CE
[p488, The Oxford Companion to the Bible, edited by Bruce M. Metzger, Michael D. Coogan, Oxford University Press 1993]