Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Qatar Airport

Okay just a quick one, I am at qatar airport and surprisingly got this cool internet for 30 mins:D so why not come online! and haan post somethin as well! lo ji ...in 20 mins time boarding starts again for dubai...so lets see how that part of of the journey would be...im reeeely tired atm coz had almost no sleep today :(

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

St. Valentine's Day :|

Celebrating the Valentine's Day
By Nida Iqbal

Valentine's Day; a day long awaited by the youths, young couples and single people of every age all around the world. 'Why?' I ask. The answer is simple and we all know it.

Because on this day some people get to live out their romantic fantasies, their day dreams, which is a sickness in many of us living in the unrealistic world of romantic films and novels. But have we ever wondered what the actual significance of this day and its roots are? This is something that I want all of us Muslims to ponder on.

Some of us may be knowing it but don't bother to share it with others, to make them aware of the harm it has been doing to the young minds, young souls and most importantly the faith of so many in our country.

Valentine's Day's origins can be traced to roman pagan festivals and shortly afterwards, to Christianity.

We can't really truly say what they are as most of history has been mixed and merged and infiltrated but we can say one thing: that they are certainly 'un-Islamic'.

This reminds me of a verse from the Holy Qur'aan: "And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers." [Aal 'Imraan 3:85]

So, what we are doing here is the exact opposite of this verse of the Holy Qur'aan, we are impressed by other religions and their festivals and customs and in the process, we forget the teachings of our own.

This behaviour of ours was predicted by Prophet Muhammad (Sall Allaho alaihe wasallam):

"You will certainly follow the ways of those who came before you, span by span, cubit by cubit, until even if they were to enter a lizard's hole, you would follow them."

We (the people present) said, "O Messenger of Allah, (do you mean) the Jews and Christians?" He said, "Who else?!" (Sahih Bukhari)

Festivals in Islam are clearly defined and established, there is no room for additions or subtractions.

Festivals are an important part of our worship and cannot be dictated by personal opinion, since they have been prescribed for us by Allah and His Messenger (Sall Allaho alaihe wasallam):

'For every nation We have ordained religious ceremonies which they must follow.' [al-Hajj 22:67]

Now, what I want to advise my fellow Muslims is that we should not accept congratulations on Valentine's Day, because it is not a holiday or an Eid for the Muslims.

If the Muslim is congratulated on this occasion, he should not return the congratulations.

We must explain the true nature of this holiday and other festivals of the non-Muslims to those Muslims who have been deceived by them, and explain to them that it is essential for the Muslim to be distinguished by his religion and to protect his belief (aqeedah) and faith (iman) from anything that may damage it.

This should be done out of sincerity towards the Ummah and in fulfilment of the command to enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil.


Saturday, February 10, 2007

hate them

I hate GOOGLE! I hate them coz they forced me to change my OLD BLOGGER account to google for no reason? now everything is different, even the Dashboard where we post the blogs, all the options bla bla are different ! but why?!