- What I said: I'm Muslim.
- What you think I said: You're all infidels, you're all going to hell. Osama bin Laden is my hero. I support terrorism. I'm going to kill you and your family and every other infidel like you. I hate everybody except other Muslims and I'm better than you and you're all going to hell and I hate your freedom.
- What I meant: I believe in one God and all the other prophets before prophet Muhammad (peace be upon them all). I try to be a better person for everyday that goes for the sake of God. I believe non-Muslims are my brothers and sisters in humanity and only God knows who is going where after we die. I choose to be a Muslim because I believe the Quran is the word of God and I respect your (non)religious beliefs and I wish you all the best. Peace.
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I was asked this question a few days ago, and thought it would be best to share as a post of its own because of the importance and relevance it has to the Muslim community, and people overall in today’s world:
“Assalamu ‘Alaikum Akhi! i was wondering if you have any advice on how to cope with depression and anxiety from a religious stand point. As i have found it quite difficult to discuss it with family due to the stigma in my culture. may Allah reward you for everything you have accomplished and may He make your future goals possible with his grace ameen.”
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As Muslims, we call each other brothers and sisters in Islam, meaning we consider each other to be family. Now, consider how dysfunctional it would be for a family to go around speaking about each other in a negative and defaming way. You’d be pretty quick to realize that the family would need to seek some counsel and follow a set way of conduct with each other in order to function better and to be happier, right? Well, we as Muslims are a family, and so, instead of constantly attacking each other (physically and verbally), let’s work on functioning better and helping each other towards achieving happiness by reading and following our books of conduct, the Quran and Sunnah. We may not all follow things to the letter right away, but instead of insulting and discouraging each other like we already do, let’s be a smart family by taking care of and supporting each other. Insha Allah, slowly but surely, we’ll find ourselves being at peace, as individuals and as a whole.
[Flickr] Muslim women attend prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu, on November 6, 2011. (Reuters/Feisal Omar)
an extensive aspect of identifying as Muslim is simply recognizing that a Muslim, by nature, is an individual that creates and allocates peace.
can we consider our jealousy, our anger, our temper, or our lack of self control things that allocate peace?
when we are on the edge of losing control, we should ask ourselves, will this be evidence of my peacemaking on the day of Judgment? if not, cool down, and take a step back to rethink.
Question: Salam! I’ve been missing some prayers lately and I feel absolutely horrible. I wouldn’t go a day without making sure I prayed all 5 prayers but I don’t know whats happening…I almost feel like im reciting and praying like a robot - no emotions, no heart, no concentration. I know that…
That’s just one of the beautiful things about our deen…our job isn’t to worry about the outcome of things. Our job is to simply do our best towards our goals, and to enjoin good and forbid evil. What results from that is in Allah’s Hands, and it is what’s best for us, whether we realize it then or not.
artificiallyme asked: I'm not sure if this is somewhere I can ask, but I'm in the middle of trying to convert to Islam from Christianity. And I can hold my ground in beliefs (mostly about Jesus being a prophet instead of God) but today I walked into an evangelist and just to get rid of him I said "yeah I'm Christian". I feel like I failed a test. It's almost hard to admit that I'm not Christian, mostly because I'm asian and most people I know are Christian. I feel like this is the last barrier I need to get over.
Peace and many blessings,
You know what both the Quran and Bible say about Jesus Christ? Both Holy Books say he was a peacemaker.
And you know what the Arabic term Muslim translates to? A peacemaker.
If someone asks you about how you religiously affiliate yourself, simply say, I am a peacemaker like my Christ and my Muhammad, and I am a lover of God.
one-only-islam asked: Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. First off, I'd like to say your blog is very inspiring and please keep it up insyaAllah. Second of all, I'd like to ask you about a topic that I seldom come across. Eating disorders (Anorexia/Bulimia) in Islam. What are the methods to avoid or how can we overcome this illness? Any duas to fight off the evil voices leading us to this evil path? Thank you. :))
Peace and many many blessings,
Personally, I think this is one of the most important questions that we have ever received. May Allah bless you immensely for this.
God bless you! — Dee.
sa-br asked: As-salamu alaykum wa ramatullahi wa baraktu!! I've a few questions about du'a..when making du'a, do we need to be in wudu, face the Qibla, and wear hijab (for women)? I've heard various opinions on these things, some saying yes these things are required to make du'a and some saying these things aren't needed to make du'a. JazakAllah khair for your time and for answering this!!
Walaykum asalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakathu! :)
Instead of answering all of your questions, I’m going to link you to a great PDF/book solely about dua, called Dua: Weapon of a Believer. It’s 237 pages long but you can check out the index to find answers to your questions and more insha’Allah.
Forgive us for answering this so so late and let us know if you need more help.