Nothing is meaningful until rewarded with ultimate blessings on being accomplished. Trials and tests are for the faith bearers to check who are the true believers and stick to the commandments of Allah. For the worshippers Allah has announced reward in the form of Heaven as the imperative verses of Surah Ar Rahman elaborate the beautification and blessings associated with the concept of Heaven.
Its quite warm and welcoming - they sang the same song that was sang when the Prophet migrated to Madinah.
Good to know there are good warm people in the world.
Half way through an Islamic course, it occurred to me that the guy sitting in front of me could be my friend’s ex boyfriend. I had little idea of what her ex looked like but the chances of another white convert, around my age, with the same name were pretty small. I went home and whatsapped her to tell her about this surprising coincidence. She in return sent me a pic of him from a few years ago and I was now sure that it was in fact him. I told her I had wanted to ask him if he knew my friend and I wanted to see his reaction. I even told her that if I get an opportunity, in the next class, I’d ask him. But I’m rethinking that idea now.
David Cameron is seeking to extend the UK's bombing campaign of ISIS from Iraq and into Syria.
I will ignore the issues of international law (No Syria invitation, no UN mandate) for the simple reason that international law is a joke and might is often right.
The question is a simple one: should the UK bomb (ISIS in) Syria. The answer is even simpler: No.
A major argument used to support such an idea is a flawed one: By definition any individual attacking people in the UK will not be in Syria.
If that individual was in Syria, at that point in time they wouldnt be a threat to us in the UK.
The use of the attacks in Paris are just a ruse, a useful excuse to push an interventionist policy and one that should be countered.
I used Google+. Mostly because its not personal and I dont have to associate with people.
A lot of technical communities are on there and if you are interested in technology, it is an interesting place.
Yesterday Google announced that they had a funky new redesign that people could opt in to.
I did and it was/is horrible. I have backed out to the old style.
Let's just say that I feel less guilty about all the horrible design decisions I have forced upon others on this site.
We are holding the next single muslims marriage event on Sunday 22nd November 2015 at Tipu Sultan, Moseley, Birmingham.
Group 1 - Divorcees Event
Group 2 - Singles Event
The event is acting as an intermediary for people who are seeking marriage partners. The setting is very much open to all individuals to speak with each other. However, we will have advisors that will support individuals who feel shy or need an intermediary between their discussions. Inshallah we will also be supporting women who feel they need to be in a segregated environment.
The age group that has currently shown a high interest in coming to the event has been between 21-45.
Please bear in mind these events are going to be conducted in a professional manner.
The Good Samaritan; or The Gay Atheist
A simple story based on a parable (story) told by Jesus 2000 years ago. Probably still relevant today.
For those who are not aware, a Samaritan was a member of a Jewish sect living in Judea at the time of Jesus. Some did not recognise them as proper Jews, having intermarried with people, who lived also in Judea, but were not Jewish, even though a Samaritan followed all the Jewish dietary rules, kept the Sabbath, and thought of himself as a Jew.
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samaritans The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke chap10 verse 30-37) For more information and the original version.
It has now been a few weeks since Jeremy Corbyn has been elected as the leader if the Labour Party.
I thought he was a decent person and after initially being underwhelmed by the candidates in the leadership election, I eventually got behind him and even paid to vote. (I am still debating whether to join the Labour Party though, asany of his parliamentary colleagues are off putting.)
As a non establishment figure, he has been faced with hostility from the governing party, his own party and the press.
Pop quiz: if a beloved children's author who wrote a series of books about good vs evil and about good winning was confronted with injustice, what would the author's reaction be?
If it is JK Rowling that we are referring to above, the answer is to choose to fight for injustice of course.