Facilitations – Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all Muslim brothers and sisters. May Allah accept your fasting and other Eibadaat

کل عام و انتم بخير

While going to and coming back from Eid prayer, please, keep reciting the following

اللہُ اکبر اللہُ اکبر لَا اِلَہَ اِلْاللہ وَحْدَہُ لَا شَرِیْکَ لَہُ
لَہُ الّمُلْکُ وَ لَہُ الْحَمْدُ وَ ھُوَ عَلٰی کُلِّ شَیٍ قَدِیر
اللہُ اکبر اللہُ اکبر لا اِلہَ اِلاللہ و اللہُ اکبر اللہُ اکبر و للہِ الحمد
اللہُ اکبر اللہُ اکبر لا اِلہَ اِلاللہ و اللہُ اکبر اللہُ اکبر و للہِ الحمد
اللہُ اکبر اللہُ اکبر لا اِلہَ اِلاللہ و اللہُ اکبر اللہُ اکبر و للہِ الحمد
اللہُ اکبر کبِیرہ والحمدُللہِ کثیِرہ و سُبحَان اللہِ بکرۃً و أصِیلا
اللّہُمَ صلٰ اللہ سیّدنا محمد و علٰی آلہِ و صاحبہِ و سلِّمو تسلِما

Allaho Akbar, Allaho Akbar, la ilaha il-Allah wahdahoo la shareeka lahoo
Allaho Akbar, Allaho Akbar, la ilaha il-Allaho wa Allaho Akbar, Allaho Akbar wa lillahil hamd,
Allaho Akbar, Allaho Akbar, la ilaha il-Allaho wa Allaho Akbar, Allaho Akbar wa lillahil hamd,
Allaho Akbar, Allaho Akbar, la ilaha il-Allaho wa Allaho Akbar, Allaho Akbar wa lillahil hamd,
Allaho Akbar kabeera wa hamdoo lillahi katheera wa soob-han Allaho bookratan wa aseela

World propaganda machinery describes Muslims as uncivilized people and even call them terrorists.
In fact Muslims are more civilized and disciplined than all the other societies of the world.
Here is a glimpse of Friday prayer congregation in Masjid al Haram (Grand Mosque) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia on a Friday in the month of Ramadan (Fasting month) which this year is from June 06 to July 05.
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Three floors of Masjid al Haram and open area around Masjid al Haram are all jam-packed with about 3,000,000 people. They have come from all over the world. Their languages and cultures are different. They do not understand each other’s language but remember the teachings of Islam to make peace, be disciplined and helpful to others.
During their prayers five times a day in Masjid al Haram, they perform several Rukus (genuflections / bowings) and Sajdahs (prostrations) simultaneously with one voice “Allaho Akbar (God is Great) of Imam (Leader of Prayer)

A video showing fasting Muslim worshippers during Ramadan (fasting month), 2017 in Kaaba (The Grand Mosque) in Makkah.

During Ramadan, they eat and drink only after sunset and before sunrise for which they go out of the Masjid al Haram to hotels and restaurants around Masjid al Haram. They show best discipline even outside Masjid al Haram.
The administration of the city (Makkah) as well as staff of the hotels and restaurants also show best efficiency and discipline to control / provide food to such a big number of people within an hour.

Sound that Keeps Resounding Around Globe

There is only one sound that keeps sounding all over the world.
May it be day or night, may it be spring, summer, autumn or winter, may it be dry hot weather or freezing cold, it keeps resounding, and hearing it the followers get moving (for prayers).

It is the sound . . . . . Allah o Akbar . . . . . Allah o Akbar
. . . . . . . . . . (God is The Greatest . . . . God is The Greatest)

It sounds about an hour and a half before sunrise in Indonesia for the early morning prayer known as ‘Fajar Prayer’. Leading the sun, it keeps resounding in Malaysia, Bangla Desh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Gulf States, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Palestine, Europe, UK, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and other countries in Africa and reaches Morocco. By that time, it has been sounded for the Mid-day Prayer in Indonesia.

After Morocco when the call for Early morning prayer is sounded in New York (USA), the call for After-noon Prayer sounds in Indonesia. And during this time the call for Mid-day Prayer has sounded in the countries to west of Indonesia and East of New York according to their times of the day.

When call for the Early Morning Prayer sounds in California (USA), call for the Prayer after sunset had been sounded in Indonesia, in the mean time in some countries calls for Mid-day Prayers have been sounded while in some other countries calls for After-noon Prayer have been sounded.

Before the call for Early Morning Prayer is sounded in Hawaii, the call for the Last Evening Prayer is sounded in Indonesia while in some countries call for Prayer after Sunset, in some other call for After-noon Prayer and in still some other countries for Mid-day Prayer has been sounded.

After Hawaii, the call for the Early Morning Prayer is sounded in Australia then in Japan then Philippines, after which the call for Early Morning Prayer of the next day is sounded in Indonesia.

Soob-han Allah wa be Hamdeh (Hallelujah, Praise be to God)

Does Islam Allow Slavery ? Part-3

(Continued after February 02, 2017
As far as the war it has been referred to, let me correct you on your information.

In the battle of Bani Mustaliq, the prisoners captured were either freed in the battlefield as a favour while some others were freed on ransom. The Prophet (sws) brought the remaining prisoners to Madinah and while waiting for their families to procure them, gave them into the temporary custody of his Companions (rta). Since at that time, the prohibition of slavery was passing through the interim period when it was still intact for reasons stated earlier, the Prophet (sws) accepted the right of masters to have sexual intercourse with the slave women as was the international law at that time but set about taking steps that could prevent this from actually happening. Let me explain the most important measure he adopted:

Among the prisoners of this battle was Sayyidah Jawayriyyah as well. Her father arrived with some camels as ransom. The Prophet (sws) inquired about the two well-bred camels he had hid behind. This astounded him so much – for he knew that there could be no way that the Prophet (sws) could have had knowledge of them – that he accepted faith. At this, Sayyidah Jawayriyyah also accepted faith. The Prophet (sws) proposed for her to which her father consented. Upon this, the marriage was solemnized. The result of this marriage was that all the remaining prisoners of war were set free by the Muslim soldiers, since they thought that it was not appropriate to keep the Prophet’s in-laws in captivity.

So actually no such instance of sexual intercourse with the slave women took place. It is totally wrong that they were raped. Also today as far as prisoners of was are concerned, they cannot be taken to be slaves and sexually benefited from. After the abolition of slavery that took place in the time of the Prophet (sws) as described above, no one dare maltreat a p.o.w. let alone sexually harass them.

Does Islam Allow Slavery ? Part-2

(Continued after January 29, 2017
To avert a similar disaster and to ward off a similar catastrophe, Islam had adopted a progressive and a gradual scheme, fourteen hundred years ago, to do away with the inhuman institution of slavery. Following are some of the measures it took in this regard:

1. In the early Makkan period, it pronounced that slave emancipation was a great deed of piety. The very initial Makkan surahs appealed to the Muslims to liberate as many slaves as they could.

2. The Prophet (sws), unequivocally, directed the Muslims to raise the standard of living of the slaves and bring it equal to their own standard. This, of course, was meant to discourage people from persisting with them.

3. For the atonement of many sins manumission of slaves was divinely ordained.

4. All slave men and women who could support themselves in the society were directed to marry one another, in order to raise their moral and social status.

5. A permanent head in the public treasury was fixed to set free slave men and women.

6. Prostitution, which was largely carried out through slave women, who were mostly forced by their masters do so, was totally prohibited.

7. The affronting names of ‘abd (slave-man) and amah (slave-woman) by which slave men and women were called, were abrogated so that people should stop regarding them as slaves. In their place, the words fata (boy) and fatat (girl) were introduced.

8. Finally, the law of mukatibat provided very easy access for the slaves to the gateway to freedom. Every slave who was capable of supporting himself was allowed by law to free himself, provided that he either gave a certain monetary amount to his master or carried out certain errands for him. After this, he could live as a free man. A special head in the treasury was fixed for this purpose; also, wealthy people were urged to help the slaves in this regard. The net result of this law was that only handicapped and old slaves were left to be provided for by their masters, which not only went in their own favour but also prevented them from becoming an economic burden on the society.