Posts filed under ‘Islamic History’
Host: Omar (greenkufi) & Ahmed Khalil
Event Recap: 2nd Annual Journey of Faith Conference in Toronto:
They “seek to revolutionize the arena of Islamic Conferences” quoted
from their blog by putting up Transit ads in Toronto and public
newspaper ads like the Metro.
SubhanAllah.. one ad said “Life without Him is no Life at all” imagine
reading that as you browse through the billboard ads on the bus.
Remember the atheist ads that caused a ruckus here? Well, this is
certainly an excellent way to combat that.
I think one way for us Muslims to advance is to be more creative. Old,
boring, redundant methods go unnoticed. People always notice something
different, something new. For example, there was a man who lost his
job and he kept applying at different places but was unsuccessful in
finding a job. One day his wife made a great big sign that said, “My
husband is an engineer and is looking for a job” and parked at a big
Over the top…but creative!
So how do we go about being more creative? Well, one idea is to take a
discover u life course to find out.
Ok, ok, yah people in the community are a little hesitant to take a
discover u life course, but how many actually know anything about
Well, here’s a clip of Muhammad Al Shareef explaining Discover U and
why you should attend. Check it out at http://www.discoverulife.com/
In my opinion EVERYONE should become more computer literate because
understanding the electronic world can really facilitate your path to
And almost EVERYTHING is connected to the Internet. In fact, I
borrowed my sister’s PSP and my wife was not at all amused that I did,
but I downloaded an operating system on it and now it can be used as a
PDA. You can open documents, browse the internet or watch videos.
But do you know how the Internet came to be?
Here’s a short film on the history of the Internet by Melih Bilgil,
which you can watch on youtube.
There was a time in my life time that the Internet did not exist! Can
you imagine life without the Internet now? We even depend on software
we download from the Internet for our salat..such as the Athan
And also to collect funds for distraught brothers and sisters around the world.
Truly a revolution.
Muslims also revolutionized the world, but unfortunately this is not
very well known.
Here’s part of a documentary that talks about how Muslims invented the
astrolabe for navigation, determining the time for salat and other
reasons. You can watch the whole documentary called “What the Muslims
You can watch the rest on You Tube entitled “What the Muslims Did for the World”
Why can’t we become positive revolutionist in technology and the likes. For example, many people refer to the atomic bombs that Pakistan has developed as the Islamic Bomb. Why is it though that we couldn’t develop these types of bombs. This is my kind of Bombs: SeedBombs of course. Instead of being inventors of destruction, why can’t we be inventors of spreading goodness, beauty and benefit.
Here’s an example of how backwards we’ve become. While at the height of Islamic enlightenment we had many Muslims women acting at levels that now a days are, for some peculiar reason have been left to men only. This Muslimah, for example, has been a judge in Sharia courts. [youtube]
Here are some enlightening thoughts from the valedictorian at the Ottawa Islamic School’s high-school graduation ceremony.
“Health is Wealth”
A new segment on how to keep healthy with weekly tips.
In order to avoid spreading germs you should sneeze or cough in your
sleeves rather than your hands. Since we use our hands to touch things
it is very easy to spread our germs if we cough or sneeze in them.
So the next time you tell your child to cover his/her mouth make sure
their mouth is covered by their sleeve and not their hand.
By Yumna Rashid – Health Educator
JULY 11 > Carleton and Uottawa MSA BBQ: 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Vincent
Massery Park. Contact: Info@msacarleton.com
JULY 12 > GCMA invites you to their PICNIC 2009 at Britannia Park
(Trolley Station) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
JULY 19 > Ottawa Main Mosque (OMA) is holding its 4th Annual BBQ from
10 am to 5 pm at Vincent Massy Park- Riverside Dr.
JULY 24-25-26, & AUG 1-2 > AlMaghrib Seminar “Collector’s Edition
,Sharh Saheeh Bukhari” — Price: $135 if you register in a group of
ten — Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
JULY 25/26 > Canada’s Wonderland Trip hosted by MAC Youth.Ticket: $95
(includes transportation and admission) — Sign up Here!
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HOST: Ahmed Khalil
Arb. Mishari Rashid
HOST: GreenKufi (Omar)
When is Eid?
That is simple. Eid is the first day of Shawal, which is the month that follows Ramadan.
When does Shawal Start?
That’s easy. Shawal starts when the Crescent of the new moon is sighted.
What’s all this talk about calculation?
Just as we use calculations to determine the various times of the day that correspond to the time of prayer (i.e., dhuhr=noon time, which is at 12:54 – as in the schedule you see on the left), we can calculate when and where it is possible to see the crescent of the new month, so we can determine the likelihood of the beginning of the new month.
So when and where is it possible to sight the crescent of Eid/Shawal?
Another easy one. If you navigate your favourite web browser (i.e., firefox) to the following site: moonsighting.com you will find a really nice diagram of where you can see the crecsent and when it will be visible. Go a head try it out. Ok, if you are shy I’ve included the image for teh visibility of the crecsent of Shawal bellow:
Here’s a head count of the different organization in North America and Ottawa for when Eid-ul-Fitr 1429 will be:
ISNA/FCNA: October 1, 2008
MAC: October 1st, 2008
OMA: September 30, 2008
Why the Mess in the dates? Here’s the answer. It is simple really.
No sighting to our knowledge has been made anywhere in North America.
*For more on this, including the Fatawa of Saudi Scholars who say North American Muslims should not follow Saudi Arabia per se, please read this essay.
DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT Miss our special Eid Program Today (we’ll talk a bit about this crescent sighting business) and will have some awesome, brand new, fresh material never heard before. But you’ve got to tune in at 5 PM today at 93.1fm or click on “Listen Live” on the left.
Host Name: Omar
Seasonal Muslims, with Baba Ali – time 8 minutes [UmmahFilms]
Speaking of seasons, it’s beautiful outside these days. A little cool but just comfortable. There is something that is unfortunately attached to this beautiful season. And that is Halloween. And as Muslims we know that these practices are contradictory to Islamic teachings: – 11:22 minutes. [Youtube
Nasheed -Alahuma Toob Alayna – [5:43 | Youtube]
Eid Mubarak – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hote__S830 4:30
Sami Yusuf, Hasbi Rabi – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smiQEOBxh5M 6:16 minutes
I am the Deen – Native Deen
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–Six days of shawal fasting. There are still a few days of shawal. Just enough for us to squeeze in the days of fasting that are recommended to fast. Shawal ends around November 9th.
–Being the last show of this month, which happens to be Islamic History Month here is a documentary about the History of Islam in Europe [Google Video]
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