Islam is not the problem. Muslims are.

Their unwanted backward mentality of not wanting to change and wanting to be stuck in the 7th Century.

No civilised society would want to still whip women because they are rape victims (evident in S.A) no other set of people kill their own because they bring shame on the family (Honor Killings), no other set of people kill each other (like Muslims do) in the Name of MY religion (evident in War - Torn countries) notice how many suicide bombing happen every day? And who the main victims are? No other set of people think that the word "Allah" belongs to them simply because it is Arabic (Malaysia).

It is very easy to blame someone else. Yet Muslims have a problem of not wanting to blame their own (yet some would happily kill their own - irony)

My Daily Ibadah(worship) check!

Weigh your deeds before its too late!

Doesn't time seem to be flying faster and faster by the day?

Indeed, the Prophet(SAW) told us that one of the signs of the Last Day would be that “time would move faster - so that a whole year would pass like a month, a month would pass like a week, a week like a day, a day like an hour, and an hour like the amount of time it takes to kindle a fire.” {Ahmad}

This means we need to ACT now - how long will we put off good deeds till tomorrow deluding ourselves into thinking we can be more "religious" when we get older? How do we know we'll still be alive tomorrow let alone when were older!

Segregation - why?

On Friday, I was asked, why in Islam for certain events, men and women were segregated.

I've grown up used to the idea that segregation existed in Islamic events. So it's kind of become the norm.

But what's the reason for the segregation? Or is the answer the obvious?

Principles are that we shouldn't look at the other sex in that way. So if segregation didn't exist, surely it would be a test of our faith?

Also, daily life involves mixing. Then for a 2 hour Islamic event, you get segregation? Is it pointless?

The Golden Age and Sephardim

The descendants of Jews who left Spain or Portugal after the 1492 expulsion are referred to as Sephardim. The word “Sephardim” comes from the Hebrew word for Spain, Sepharad, that is stated in the Bible.

It is believed that Jews have lived in Spain since the era of King Solomon (c.965-930 B.C.E.).

The Golden Age