Issue 8

In This Issue:

By Sajid Iqbal Who are you? What are you? Are you a leader or a follower? Do you follow society or does society follow you? Are you scared to be different or proud to be you? Do you stick to your guns? Or do you say what people wanna hear? So the question is... ARE YOU A SHEEP? "...I ain't no sheep, orite!..." is what y'all sayin' yeah? So tell me, are you proud to be a Muslim or embarrassed to be labelled one? Do you stick to your Islamic beliefs at home as well as when you're at college/uni/work?
Salamun alaik, What do I think of the mag... great stuff masha'Allah. It's very hard hitting covering topical issues in a manner which will engage your target audience- spot on Masha'Allah. The niqab article was in particular a very good read and in fact I'm going to leave a few issues in our staff room at school coz the way the sister countered J. Straws comments was very effective and I think my colleagues will finally understand the wisdom behind it. Rayhana, Oxford Asalmz
By Sara Salim and "Imaani" Aslam Jameela: Asalaam Alaikum Sis, I see you've dyed your hair again? Aliyah: Yep. Looks good don't it? What do you think? Jameela: Erm... I think you may have overdone it with the blonde highlights, not too sure if it suits your skin tone... but hey, what's with the makeover anyway? Aliyah: Well, you're looking at the new me. I've decided I'm through with all this being a Muslim girl thing. Now people know that I ain't one of those girls they can order about. I've decided I ain't taking no crap any more. Jameela: Well that's great, respecting yourself is really important, but what's taking crap got to do with being and looking like a Muslim?
by Alveena Salim What would you do if you were subjected to extreme physical, sexual, and emotional abuse by the one who claimed to love you? What would you do if your husband came home one night drunk and abusive? What would you do if he sexually abused you coz you accidentally burnt his shirt? What would you do if your husband thought it was ok to use you as a punch bag for ten years? Would you accept your fate? Or would you be provoked into hurting your husband the way he hurt you? These were some of the dilemmas faced by Aishwarya Rai when she played the role of a victim of domestic violence in the film ‘Provoked’. Directed by Jag Mundra, the film is loosely based on a true story. So what is domestic violence?
Do you wanna be the richest person in the world? Do you want respect? Do you want success and happiness? Do you want to know what God loves and hates the most? Do you want strong faith? Do you want your prayers answered? Do you want success here and in the hereafter? Well, all your answers are right here. Khalid ibn al Walîd(R.A.) narrated the following Hadith: A man came one day to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and said to him, 'Oh Messenger of Allah! I've come to ask you a few questions about the affairs of this Life and the Hereafter.'
After the Jean Charles de Menezes shooting and the raids in Forest Gate relations between the Police and the Muslim community have been under the spotlight. Sajid Iqbal, Editor of The Revival, met up with Sergeant Yusuf Dar from the Greater Manchester Police who is the current Chair of the Greater Manchester Muslim Police Association, to discuss the crucial issues facing the Muslim community. What would you say is the role of the Police? As the view of many people is that “They don’t do anything!”
The Revival has been asking young Muslims fro across the UK whether or not they have faith in the police: Rabia Shah, 20. Stanmore (North West London)
Do you know when you're gonna die? Of course you don't! You could be DEAD next week, next month or next year. So before you go what do you wanna do and achieve in life? What are your dreams and ambitions? What big plans do you have for your life? How do you wanna be remembered? The Revival presents to you 10 things you should do before you die: 1. Fulfil your responsibilities As Muslims there are many things that are compulsory (fardh) upon us like reading our prayers 5 times a day, performing Hajj once in a lifetime, to fast and to give zakat. So make Hajj a priority.... not 'I'll do it when I'm old'. Make up your missed prayers and make a promise not to miss any more... and start from NOW. 2. Live Your Dreams
Question I am addicted to watching porn on the net. I know it's wrong but can't stop myself. What can I do to overcome my porn addiction? Answer Answer by Shaykh Salim Ghisa This unfortunately has become a big problem intoday’s society. The simple reason is that the Haram is simply too easily accessible.
Question What are the rulings of ghusl(bath)? When does it become compulsory to have ghusl and how should one perform it? Answer Answer by Shaykh Salim Ghisa Under Islamic Shariah law bathing has three obligations (Fardh) and there are 5 reasons according to the Hanafi Madhab (school of thought) that make it obligatory. The following three obligations have to be met when bathing otherwise their bathing will not count.
By David Orton Since the announcement of the Playstation 3 I knew there would be conflict between the "NEXT generation" consoles. All of them look and sound wicked but the only way to really find out how good they are I decided to buy all three! The first console I bought was the Nintendo Wii at £179. I was chuffed with the price and knew this would be sold out everywhere quickly! As I removed it from its box I realised its small chassis and childish yet futuristic appearance. It definitely has the WOW factor!
By Naheem Zaffar This article did not make it into Issue 8. We had a similar "War of the Consoles" in there instead, which this article cannibalised on. Now this article is presented as an exclusive bonus to our online readers. Ok, time to play some games. There are three new consoles out. Some call them the next gen. Others the New Gen. We call it a bundle of fun.