Category Archives: Islam 101
SELF AND SELF-BUILDING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
PRESENTED BY FAROOQ HUSAYN MD
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 Wednessday at Masjid Khatija
Date: Dec. 30th 2009
A ONE HOUR WORKSHOP
INTRODUCTION: ISLAM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY AMERICA
A VOCABULARY FOR SELF-HELP
SELF-HELP: GUIDING ONESELF TO BECOME HAPPIER, MORE FULFILLING AND PROSPEROUS
SELF-BUILDING: SELF-HELP BY POSITIVE CHANGES THROUGH ALL INTERACTION Continue reading
UPDATE: Dates for Muharram for this year, 2011, have been updated. This question was initially asked in 2009, hence the dates that were listed below were for 2009. The Islamic calendar being a lunar calendar, our months shift upwards by about 10 days each year!
Q: The two days of muharam that one must fast. What two days are they? (text) Continue reading
A few months ago, I realized I was a Muslimah. I know a lot about Islam…but knowing about it and living it are totally different things and the living it part is what I am having a hard time with. I have to look at charts on the internet to see how to pray and the words are hard to hear and see and say because it is not a real person who can hear me speaking..so I don’t pray, but it is really bothering me now. Anyway, I am a single mother and I need to start teaching my daughter about our religion and practice it. I am not one who goes into things overzealously but rather very cautiously…but I do know that for me Islam is the truth. I cannot find any new revert info for SLC or anyone here to talk to or help me learn or introduce me to others, and I am hoping someone (Preferrably a woman…one here in SLC) will contact me back and help me.
Thank you in advance for your response…
A. If there are sisters in the Salt Lake City area that would be willing to help the above sister, do contact our Islamic society. You can contact us through a parent, male sibling or a spouse. Should this be impossible, you are welcome to contact us yourself so as to best help this sister and her family.
Should you know of more then a few reverts or converts that would be interested in learning more about Islam, merely form a group and contact the Imaam.
Allah Certainly knows Best.
by the admin of islaminaction.wordpress.com
Muslims in every corner of the globe are faced with trying times. The recent onslaught upon the civilian population in Ghazza is having ripple effects in our communities here at home, in ways that are both unexpected and outdated. Some Muslims have been heard to say, “Why should we be worrying so much about what goes on in Sudan, Kashmir, and Palestine, Thailand, Philippines, and Afghanistan when there are so many Muslims suffering here?” Some of us feel that being too strongly critical of Israel’s action, which even the United Nations objects to, may make us appear anti-Semitic and worse. Our fears, I am sure we all can realize, pale besides the fear of those dying and being maimed today, and crossing a myriad of checkpoints just to get to the hospital. While we are at pains to convince the non-Muslim world of the compassion embodied in Islam, we fail to extend this compassion to our very own Muslim brethren. When we fail at compassion for our own, why would any non-Muslim believe that we really and truly feel compassion for those beyond the reach of the so-called magnificent Ummah?
Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha are not merely holiday celebrations. They are events in which there is much spiritual reward to be gained alongside the general happiness and celebrations. Herein we will discuss how we can go about getting the most out of our upcoming Eid. Continue reading