Archive for June, 2008

Women in Islam – Power to the Muslims

HOST: OMAR

NASHEEDS:

Nice nasheed sung by children about Mother:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQraTe-jSz4

“My mum is amazing” – Kid sings it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r82wdV1iZOk

“Mother” – Sami Yusuf (It says Arabic version, but its in english)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhvMfwVG_1U

“I’m not afraid to stand alone” – NATIVE DEEN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3LnDFbQy1U

“Your Beauty” – Hamza Robertson and Sami Yusuf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7OuQv98oIE&feature=related

“Be at the top” – NATIVE DEEN (from their new album) **** NEW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzcF8MVK4x0

“Lord is watching” – NATIVE DEEN (from their new album) ****NEW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cER7CleiK-Y

DISCUSSION:

Short video by Lisa Killinger:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PXEBro8ymc

Why Women Cry
http://powertothemuslima.blogspot.com/2008/06/why-women-cry.html

Equality of Men and Women in Islam (the Reality)
In the collection of Hadiths of Imam Ahmad was narrated the Hadith that Um Salama (May Allah be pleased with her) said: “I said “O Messenger (May peace and blessings be upon him) of Allah. Why aren’t we mentioned in the Quran in an equal footing with men?” Then; I was surprised to hear Him call one day from the pulpit: “O people.” As I was combing my hair at the moment, I wrapped it up and came close to the door and stood there listening to Him say: “Allah, Mighty and Sublime be He, revealed that (For Muslim men and women; for believing men and women; for devout men and women, for true men and women; for men and women who are patient and constant; for men and women who humble themselves; for men and women who give in charity; for men and women who fast; for men and women who guard their chastity; and for men and women who engage much in Allah’s remembrance for them has Allah prepared forgiveness and great reward.) Verse 35, Surat al-Ahzab, or the Confederates – From Islam QA

Free the Muslim Women article:
http://powertothemuslima.blogspot.com/2008/06/free-muslim-women.html

From that article here are some excerpts to discuss: (more…)

June 24, 2008 at 7:01 pm 1 comment

Environmental Week, Summer Activities, Muslim Cemetary

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Host: Omar (Green Kufi)

— Tazkiyah Retreat From its rustic location in the Adirondack Mountains, the Tazkiyah Retreat offers an excellent opportunity for Muslims to experience a unique Islamic Retreat to purify one’s soul. Camp activities will comprise of teaching as well as practice. Sessions will cover what the ailments of the Nafs and Qalb (heart) are and how to change the state of these inner ailments from our hearts. Throughout the camp we will emphasize Ibadah with Fikr (contemplation & reflection) and Dhikr in accordance with the Sunnah. By this way we will connect with Allah’s creation and enjoy with spiritual focus the natural beauty that surrounds us. Other activities include hiking and canoeing. We will learn to feel the pleasure that comes with Taqwa (consciousness) of Allah through an enjoyable spiritual experience, Insha’ Allah. DATES: June 14th – June 25th, 2008 TEACHER: Sessions will be taught by Sh. Mokhtar Maghraoui. Click here for more information and to register: http://www.jannah.org/retreat and http://www.zawiyah.net/

— OTTAWA MUSLIM ASSOCIATION LIGHT UPON LIGHT: A Time to Reflect on our Book Given by: Sheikh Abdurrahman Al-Hejazy, the Deputy Imam of the Main Ottawa Mosque When: Every Friday after Maghrib prayer Where: At the Main Ottawa Mosque, 251 Northwestern Ave. Every Friday Let’s make our hearts and our Masjid GLOW!!!

— Good news for the Muslim Community from the Ottawa Muslim Cemetery The land for a cemetery is purchased and completely paid for. The city of Ottawa approval has been obtained. All of the required environmental and geological issues has been resolved. And Now the Ottawa Muslim Cemetery has obtained the last set of approval. That is, a license from the Province of Ontario to operate a cemetery. We would like to thank all those who helped to make this possible. The Muslim cemetery can be operational by the fall of this year provided that funding can be obtained to complete the work on the land. The land for the cemetery is located in the south end of the city about 25 minutes from the main mosque.

The only obstacle keeping the Muslim community to have its own independent cemetery is the funding to complete the project. The project now requires your generous support to build the infrastructure such as a road on the land, landscaping, and a small utility building.

You can help by donating and/or by making an advance payment on a plot. If each Muslim family makes an advance for one plot there will be sufficient funds to complete the final stage of the project. Stay tuned for further announcements on fundraising events for the cemetery.

You can contact the Ottawa Muslim Cemetery at 613-723-5911 or at info@.muslimcemetery.ca


Sheikh Muhammad Alshareef will be giving a new series: “Conversations in Paradise, Conversations in Hell” on the coming two consecutive Tuesdays: June 10 (TODAY) and June 17. The program will go from 7:30pm until 9:00pm on each Tuesday. Please arrive at least 15 minutes earlier.

June 10, 2008 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment


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