An important Ramadhan reminder

[Note] The following article on “The 10 Benefits of Hunger” by Hujjat al-Islam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali is from a mailing list I belong to.

The Prophet (pbuh) said: “combat the self with hunger and thirst, for there is reward in that.”

One might perhaps ask: “wherefrom is this great virtue of hunger? What is the reason for it when there is but pain for the stomach and harmful suffering? And if it is to be so, then man should be granted greater rewards for allowing the self to suffer such harm in denying the flesh what it craves and forcing it to accept the objectionable and the like.”

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Ramadhan Reflections 1432H

What’s next after Ramadhan? Qibla Teachers Pitch in (Source: Qibla Monthly)

Shaykh Qays Arthur:

“This Ramadhan has reached mankind in general and the Muslims in particular in a state of upheaval and disquiet, economically and politically. Allah tells us that when men are corrupt, corruption becomes apparent on earth and in societies as a sign to remind us of the greater next-worldly consequences so that we may return to the right way.

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My resignation as Chairman, Islamic Outreach ABIM

Al-Hamdulillah, wa Sallallah wa Sallama `Ala Sayyidina Rasulillah, wa Alihi wa Sahbihi wa Man Walah, Wa Ba`du;

I have submitted my official resignation letter as Chairman, Islamic Outreach ABIM, to ABIM’s Secretary General, with a requested effective date of August 31, 2011. The representatives from ABIM’s Central Executive Committee have recently met with the staff to discuss moving forward; under their leadership, a transition plan will be charted. Continue reading

The night preceding eid al fitr


It had been the practice of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, that he would not sleep in the night preceding the day of Eid-ul-fitr. This night has been named in a Hadith as the Night of Reward (Lailatul Jaiza).

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Ramadhan 1432H Hospital Visit Program

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Assalamualaykum WarahmatuLlahi Wabarakatuh,

Al-Hamdulillah, wa Sallallah wa Sallama `Ala Sayyidina Rasulillah, wa Alihi wa Sahbihi wa Man Walah, Wa Ba`du; Alhamdulillah, praise be to Allah SWT, who has blessed us with another Ramadhan, the month in which the Qur’an was sent down, a guidance for the people [2:185]. Prophet Muhammad (may Allah honour him and grant him peace) illustrated the beauty of Ramadhan as the month of blessing, in which Allah SWT covers us with blessings, for He sends down mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers [Tabarani]. Continue reading

Zakat Distribution and “Rice Christians”

In the early years of President Sukarno‘s Indonesia, there were many very poor villagers. Since Bung Karno depended on western money to consolidate Indonesia’s new freedom, churches were not restricted in their synonymous missionary efforts. The term “rice Christian” came about as a result of villagers on the verge of starvation, or even simple malnourishment, being offered rice in exchange for church membership. Continue reading

Kenyataan Media PEMBELA 8 Ogos 2011

Kenyataan Media Pertubuhan-pertubuhan Pembela Islam (PEMBELA) berhubung isu pemeriksaan Pasukan Penguatkuasaan JAIS ke atas premis Dream Center milik Damansara Utama Methodist Church pada 3 Ogos 2011.

8 Ogos 2011M bersamaan 8 Ramadhan 1432H

Pertubuhan-pertubuhan Islam yang bergabung di bawah PEMBELA ingin menzahirkan sokongan terhadap tindakan Pasukan Penguatkuasaan JAIS melakukan pemeriksaan ke atas premis Dream Centre yang dimiliki Damansara Utama Methodist Church pada 3 Ogos 2011. Penganjuran “Thanksgiving Dinner” di dewan tersebut dengan melibatkan orang-orang Islam pada waktu berbuka puasa di bulan mulia Ramadhan menimbulkan pelbagai persoalan dan mendedahkan penganut agama Islam kepada upacara keagamaan bukan Islam di tempat bukan Islam.

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