PASTOR TERRY JONES

It is shocking and selfish how much harm can be done by one crazy religious man who is  irresponsible and using his status to ruin so many lives and the peace which is becoming so difficult to keep up in the world these days. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Does this man not realize how infuriated the common muslim man/woman would be, should his religious scriptures be burnt ?? Would it not be the reason for riots and endangering the scores and scores of americans outstationed all over the middleeast ??  I mean the bigger picture could get so ugly so easily with one mad mans actions !!!

The Quran shareef

I find it unbelievable how everytime, in any part of the world, anyone commits a crime, who maybe remotely muslim or even related to a muslim, or even lives in a muslim neighbourhood, the media splashs the news as “Islamists, or Islamic extremists, or Islamic radicals” doings !!!! I mean, just wake up !!

What is the matter with these people, why drag Islam into everything ?? If George Bush and his forces attacked into Afghanistan,  did the media report it as “christians attacking Afghanistan ?? No.  Then why judge an entire community, based on some accusations which have not even been proved as yet. Nobody has been able to prove that 9/11 was actually caused by whom, so many speculations and so many theories …. but then, they did try to wipe out an entire generation in Afghanistan on the basis of theories ….  how shameful !

When the Terry Jones story came out, I went thru the net world to see how the comman man in America felt about Islam and muslims, It really disappointed me that so many average americans felt so negative and wrote such nonsense and unbelievably  rude things about Islam and Our prophet Mohammed, PBUH.  It also goes to show that they have been kept away or given false information about our religion on that side of the Atlantic.  I dont blame them.  But I was disappointed when I read the comments to a post in washington post. It was really outrageous !!

Then I read a message from Dr Sabeel Ahmed from GainPeace.com and was so glad to read the contents.

You cannot force religion or beliefs on anyone. It comes from within. We all “need to” believe in a force greater than the world itself. We as muslims, already have that faith and we already know the “truth”.  Although it is our job to spread and educate our nation with the truth, Hidayath will come only from Allah himself.

Here is what Dr Sabeel had written thanking Pastor Terry Jones and their link :

Thank you Pastor Terry Jones for your service to Islam !

  1. Thanks for making Quran a bestseller. More copies Qurans and were sold on Amazon, local and online Islamic stores, thus providing humanity an opportunity to read and ponder over God’s guidance for humanity.

2. Thanks for the business. More people bought Islamic literature, along with the Quran, generating extra revenue for the Islamic stores.

 3. More individuals visited the mosques to attend Muslim open houses and Islam presentations, thus receiving the wonderful message of Islam.

 4. More individuals called on the GainPeace’s outreach hotline 800-662-ISLAM and inquired about the faith of Islam, giving Muslims an opportunity to explain Islam to our fellow citizens. You generated more publicity for Islam, then all our past outreach campaigns combined.

 5. More people Googled the words ‘Islam’ and ‘Quran’.The more that you spoke about Islam and the Quran, more people came to Muslim websites to learn about the truth of Islam.

 6. Libraries were busy loaning out copies of the Quran. Yes, libraries across the USA, Canada and Europe were busy lend out copies of the Quran to its patrons.

 7. Thanks for saving the Muslims advertisement dollars. The free publicity to the words ‘Quran’ and ‘Islam’, that you gave, Muslims could have spent millions of dollars but couldn’t have generated the same publicity and attention of the media, and thanks to you, the word of God (the Quran) became a household word.

 8. Thanks for waking up the Muslims. Muslim all across the world are now more passionate about the wonderful and peaceful faith of Islam and are eager to share it with their neighbors, colleagues, friends and humanity.

 9. Thanks for encouraging more people to embrace Islam. We had more people calling, learning and embracing Islam in the past few weeks, then we ever had since the last 40 years.

 10. Thanks for uniting the people of conscience, the Muslim, the Jews, the Christians, the Hindus, and the atheist, on the common platform of goodness, love and tolerance and against hatred, bias and bigotry.

 Pastor Terry Jones, we pray that you actually read the Quran with an open mind and heart and ponder over its message of the oneness of God. If you love Jesus, follow the religion of Jesus, the religion of Jesus was Islam, submission to the The Creator. May God, enlighten you to the truth of Islam and that you start worshiping the One Creator as was preached and practiced by Prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, peace be upon them. Welcome to Islam.

Dr. Sabeel Ahmed

Director

The GainPeace Project, USA

Please follow the link below to read more.

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Thank-you-Pastor-Terry-Jones—for-your-service-to-Islam-.html?soid=1102017010127&aid=uiLZlkFwUH4

Allah has his plans and “HIS plans are the BEST And superseed all others.   Who would have thought that this silly terry Jones could have lead thousands to buy a book they were once apprehensive of !!!

Alhamduallah.

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Quick Reminders of some Sunnahs of our Beloved Prophet PBUH.

These are just a few quick reminders of how our beloved prophet used to, and has asked us to, eat, drink, sleep, use restroom, etc amongst many other things.
 
Even if you are a muslim who was not taught some or any of these things in childhood, please use the below information to try and make a few changes to your life, perhaps thats the reason you bumped into my  blog in the first place.
 
Please dont get overwhelmed reading them and wondering how your going to follow all or any of these. Dear Brothers and sisters, take one step at a time. Take any one of the habbits and apply it to your daily routine, gradually apply another and so on so forth. Within a few months, or even years you will find it is easier to apply change gradually, rather than all too quickly and feeling frustrated and letting go.    I am still learning and still making a few changes myself.
 
For those of you who are not muslims, you may feel how difficult it must be for muslims to inculcate these sunnahs into their lives. believe me these are such simple practises, they just make life easy and constantly remind you to be humble. Infact not only do they have islamic significance but they all have been proven healthy scientifically.
 
Please feel free to send across any queries that you feel you have. 
  
May Allah swt guide you and may peace be with you. Ameen.
 
Quick Refresher
Sunnahs of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [PBUH
]

 
Sunnahs of Eating:
x        Sit and eat on the floor.
x         Spread out a cloth on the floor first before eating.
x         Wash both hands up to the wrists.
x         Recite “Bismillah wa’la barakatillah’ aloud.
x         Eat with the right hand.
x         Eat from the side that is in front of you.
x         If a morsel of food falls down, pick it up, clean it and eat it.
x         Do not find fault with the food.
x         When eating, sit with either both knees on the ground or one knee raised or both knees raised.
x         Clean the plate and other utensils thoroughly after eating.
x         By doing this, the utensils make dua for one’s forgiveness.
x         Recite dua after eating. ( Al hamdu lillahi lazi atamana saqana wo jaalna minal musalamin )
x         After meals wash both the hands.
x         Eat with three fingers if possible.
x         One should not eat very hot food.
x         Do not blow on the food.
x         After eating one should lick his fingers.

 

Sunnahs of drinking:
x        
A Muslim should drink with the right hand. Shaytaan Drinks with the left hand.
x         Sit and drink.
x         Recite “Bismillah” before drinking.
x         After drinking say ” Alhamdullilah” .
x         Drink in 3 breaths removing the utensil from the mouth after each sip.
x         Do not drink directly from the jug or bottle. One should pour the contents into a glass first and then drink.

Sunnahs of Sleeping:
x         To sleep in the state of Wuzu.
x         To make the bed yourself.
x         Dust the bed thrice before retiring to bed.
x         One should change into some other clothes (e.g.pyjamas ) before going to sleep.
x         It is Sunnah to sleep immediately after Isha Salaah .
x         To apply surmah in both the eyes.
x         To brush the teeth with a miswaak.
x         To sleep on the right hand side.
x         To sleep with the right palm under the right cheek.
x         To keep the knees slightly bent when sleeping.
x         To sleep on a bed or to sleep on the floor are both sunnah.
x         To face Qiblah.if possible.
x         To recite Surah Mulk, before sleeping.
x         To recite Ayatul Kursi .
x         To recite Surah Ikhlaas, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas before sleeping 3 times and thereafter blow over the entire body thrice.
x         Recite Tasbeeh-e-Fathima before sleeping.( i.e. 33 X  Subhan Allah 33 X Alhamdulillah and 34 X Allahu Akbar ).
x        To recite the dua before sleeping. ( i.e. Be ismik allahumma amutu wo ahya )
x         To wake up for Tahajjud Salaah .
Sunnahs on Awakening:
x         On awakening rub the face and the eyes with the palms of the hands in order to remove the effects of sleep.
x         Thereafter recite the dua on awakening.
( i.e. Al hamdu lillahi allazi ahyana badama amatana wo ilaihunushur )
x         On awakening cleanse the mouth with a miswaak..  

Sunnahs when wearing clothes:

x         Rasulullah (S
.a.w.) loved white Clothing.
x         When putting on any garment Rasulallah (S.a.w..) always began with the right limb.
x         When removing any garment Rasullallah (S.a.w.) always removed the left limb first.
x         Males must wear the pants above the ankles. Females should ensure that their lower garment covers their ankles.
x         Males should wear a “topee” or turban. Females must wear scarves at all times.
x         When wearing shoes, first wear the right shoe then the left.
x         When removing them first remove the left and then The right.
Sunnahs of the Toilet :
x         Enter the toilet with your head covered.
x         To enter the toilet with shoes.
x         Recite the dua before entering the toilet.( i..e. Allahumma inni auzbeka minal qubs wal qabaes )
x         Enter with the left foot.
x         To sit and urinate. One should never urinate whilst Standing.
x         To leave the toilet with the right foot.
x         To recite the dua after coming out of the toilet ( i.e. Ghufranaka )
x         One should not face Qiblah or show his back towards the Qiblah.
x         Do not speak in the toilet.
x         Be very careful of the splashes of urine (being unmindful in this regard causes one to be punished in the grave).
x         After relieving oneself, to cleanse oneself using  water.
 

Sunnahs of the Home:

x         To recite the dua before entering the home.
x         To greet those that are in the house with ” Assalaamu Alaykum “. Even though it may be your own house.
x         To announce ones arrival by coughing, greeting, etc..  

Other Sunnahs of High Importance:
x         Using a miswaak is a great Sunnah of Rasulullah (S
.a.w.) One who makes miswaak when making wuzu and thereafter performs salaah will receive 70 times more reward. It will also enable one to easily recite the kalima at the time of death.
x         To take a Ghusl bath on a Friday.
x         To apply itar (applies to men only)..
x         To show mercy to those that are younger than you.
x         To respect your elders.
x         It is sunnah to ponder over Allah Ta’ala and His Creation.
x         For men to keep a beard that is one fist in length.
x         To visit a Muslim when he is sick.
x         To be good towards ones neighbour.
x         To meet a Muslim with a cheerful face.
x         To care for the poor and the needy..
x         To keep good relations with all your relatives.
x         To honour a guest even though he may not be of a  very high position.
x         To greet all Muslims by saying ” Assalaamu alaykum  wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu” .
x         To keep the gaze on the ground whilst walking..
x         To speak softly and politely.
x         To command people to do good.
x         To forbid them from doing evil.
x         To carry ones shoes in the left hand.
x         To make wuzu at home before going to the Masjid..
x         To enter the Masjid with the right foot..
x         To leave the Masjid with the left foot.
x         To recite some portion of the Quran Shareef daily.
x         To be hospitable towards one’s guest…
x         To exchange gifts with one another.
x         To make dua to Allah Ta’ala for the fulfillment of one’s needs in what ever language one desires.
x         To consult with one’s parents, teachers or elders before doing any work.
x         To respect one’s parents.