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The Introduction of the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah

By Dr. Spahic Omer / 22 Feb 2013

The first urban element introduced by Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) to the city of Madinah was the mosque institution which functioned as a community development center. While in Makkah, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and his followers were denied the existence and free utilization of their mosques, although they were in dire need of them. As a result, they were denied free and proper practice of their new Islamic faith. They were thus denied some of their basic human rights. They were denied the freedom of thought, expression and practice of their beliefs.

 

Top 10 Most Beautiful Mosques in The World

By Mirza Baig / 19 Feb 2013

1. Al Haram Mosque, Mecca, Saudi Arabia:

Al Haram mosque is the largest mosque in the world.The mosque located in the city of Mecca, around the Ka’aba, where Muslims pray toward it. The mosque is considered the holiest place on Earth by Muslims. The mosque is also known as the biggest Mosque. Current structure covers an area of 400,800 square meters (99.0 acres), including outdoor and indoor praying spaces and can accommodate up to 4 million people during the period of the Hajj, one of the largest annual worship of the Muslim in the world.

 

Japanese Muslim brings life to Arabic calligraphy

Source: Press TV / 19 Feb 2013

Fuad Koichi Honda, a native of Japan, is known round the world as one of the world’s top contemporary Arabic calligraphers. His works show a level of artistic perfection that has taken him decades to achieve.

He has won many awards for his work, including the International Arabic Calligraphy Contest. His most famous works of calligraphic art use passages from the Koran as their basis.

 

Muslims rally for historic Macedonian mosque

Source : Agencies | 18 Feb 2013

Hundreds of people from 80 non-governmental organizations seeking the reconstruction of the Burmali Mosque have gathered in the square.

They request that the land be returned as property of the Association of Macedonian Muslims.

As of late, the site has been sold to a Greek company so that they can construct a hotel and rebuild the former officer’s club.

 

The Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) and helping the poor

By Sami Zaatari / 15 Feb 2013

One of the most widespread and dangerous problems faced by humanity is that of poverty, hunger and starvation. There is nothing more horrifying than the realization that as we live our happy lives here, millions of our fellow human beings live in hunger and face starvation. The majority of the world population today lives in poverty. It is clear that the world system we have set up today is unjust and inhumane.

 

Celebrating non-Muslims festivities is forbidden

By Sheikh M. Ratib A-Nabulsi / 14 Feb 2013   

     Praise be to Allah, the Lord of Creations, and Peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, the faithful and the honest.

    O, Allah, we know nothing but what You teach us. You are the All- Knower, the Wise. Oh Allah, teach us what is good for us, and benefit us from what You taught us, and increase our knowledge. Show us the righteous things as righteous and help us to do them, and show us the bad things as bad and help us to keep away from them.

 

Valentine’s Day…and its position in Islam

Source : Muftisays.com / 14 Feb 2013

Let’s roast a turkey on Christmas day; it’s not as if we celebrate Christmas anyway…Why not book her engagement day for Valentine’s Day instead… In fact I think I should pick up a quick gift for him since it’s nearly the 14th of Feb…

These are just a few of the very familiar words that seem to escape the mouths of so many Muslims today…Infact Did you know that ‘Valentine’s Day’ is actually remembered and celebrated by so many different people around the world today, that statistics indicate it is second only to Christmas in fame and popularity…giving preference over many other religious and non-religious celebrations. Why not, after all it is the festival of love!

 

BENEFITS OF “AS-SALAAMU ALAIKUM”

Source : Hopeitw.com / 14 Feb 2013

  1. 1. “As-Salaamu Alaikum”is a means of immense reward

A man passed by the Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) while he was sitting with others, and said “As-salaamu ‘alaykum.” The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, “[He will have] ten hasanaat.”Another man passed by and said “As-Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullaah (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allaah).” The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, “[He will have] twenty hasanaat.” Another man passed by and said “As-Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allaah and His blessings).” The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, “[He will have] thirty hasanaat.”

 

Abu Dhabi Mosque among world’s most talked about: TripAdvisor

By Al Arabiya | 13 Feb 2013

Leading travel website, TripAdvisor, has named the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi one of the world’s most talked about attractions.

The cultural gem notched up more than 1,400 reviews on the website reported 7days on Monday.

The mosque, which opened its doors to more than 4.6 million visitors and worshippers in 2012 alone, was part of a line-up that included, the Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Harbor, New York’s Central Park and Table Mountain in Cape Town.

 

Fajr Intl. Poetry Festival kicks off in Persian Gulf island

Source : Presstv / 5 Feb 2013

The seventh edition of Fajr International Poetry Festival has kicked off in the Iranian southern island of Kharg located in the Persian Gulf.

A number of cultural officials and literary scholars attended the opening ceremony held in Kharg island today, February 5.

Over 2000 poets from Iran and 15 other countries have taken part in this year’s literary event to vie in six different sections, said the festival’s Secretary General Reza Hamidi.

 
 

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