Tips for momeen

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student
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Tips for momeen

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Unread post by student » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:43 am

Telling the Truth


Avoiding unwanted telephone calls ("Tell them I'm not home!") and trying to obtain undeserved discounts from inexperienced young staff at the local butcher ("Yeah, yeah, your boss knows me, he always gives me a 25 percent discount!") is, well, dishonest and un-Islamic. Small lies, big lies, and even white lies should be avoided at all times. As good believers, we should always be telling the truth!

Praying on Time


One of the major inconveniences of our favorite TV shows it that they are always broadcast at Maghribtime. Despite having seen every episode half a dozen times over the span of our childhood, we can't help but gamble every time over whom we love more: Allah or Homer Simpson? And for those of us who are smart enough to know that our Creator's importance is greater than Matt Groening's creation, the Morning Prayer is a whole other battle. I'm not too sure why most of us "don't have the energy" forFajr, because even at 4 in the morning, the minute someone plugs in the PS3 or suggests a movie marathon, it's as though we've consumed a dozen energy drinks and three shots of espresso. Narrations reveal that Fajr is the most beneficial of the daily prayers; however, Satan whispers otherwise.


Refraining from Backbiting


To those individuals who feel compelled to commit Gheebat, justifying it as "a collective attempt to rectify faltering individuals" by informing each and every person of someone else's shortcomings and not-so-ethical behavior, we quote the Holy Qur'an: "And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother?" (49:12) Either everyone these days is practicing cannibalism on their own free will, or we have run out of new and interesting meats to try. I'm not too sure about your brother's, but mine's flesh certainly does not seem too appetizing.

Paying Religious Dues


The only difference between shortchanging the IRS and shortchanging on Khums is that the former will land you in jail, whereas the latter will put you in hell. Ideally we would like to avoid both, but if we had to choose one, we would definitely take jail time over hell time. And we sincerely hope our fellow brothers and sisters have the same preference. One way to avoid hell time is to pay our religious dues on time and share our wealth with the poor. We assure you the benefits are countless. The most appealing (second only to earning Allah's pleasure, of course) benefit of taking your wealth and giving it to the poor? You get to feel like Robin Hood!

Observing Proper Hijab


Although it's usually the intelligence of beings possessing the Y chromosome which is questioned, sometimes we can't help but think it's the double X which has a few loose screws. Why exactly a Hijabi woman would intentionally falter when it comes to observing proper Hijab is beyond our understanding. If you've got the headscarf and "modest dress" going on, than we're yet to fully comprehend the benefit of exposing those pink toenails and wrists for the sake of showing off our gladiator sandals and fake Gucci watches.For God's sake, sisters, cover up everything that's not for the world to see, and that means not just your hair!

Avoiding Inappropriate Movies and Television Programs


Either I've remained completely oblivious about the MPAA merging with the Islamic seminary in Qom, or Muslims are mistaking the bold large print of "Rated R for coarse language and nudity" with "This movie is suitable for viewing by Muslims." My dear brother, we are aware that the Imam of Our Time (may Allah hasten his reappearance) is always present among us. Keep that in mind the next time you watch a movie with girls in bikinis in it. And sisters, being a girl doesn't justify your obsession for those romance films which lead to those secret collages and shrines with topless pictures of Edward Cullen making out with Bella. Sorry to break this to you, brothers and sisters, but your husbands and wives will not look like those Photoshopped movie stars, so it's best to stop drooling over them now.

Sporting a Beard


According to several traditions, a shaved face was commonly sported by the munafiqeen of Islam, such as Muawiya and Yazid. Today, however, it is a common sight to see the followers of the bearded nobles, Prophet Muhammad and his Progeny (peace be upon them), resembling the followers of the enemies of Islam. I've never seen South Korean soldiers dress up like the North Korean soldiers, so I'm not too sure what is going on with a growing number of brothers today. Instead of desperately chasing Fiqhi loopholes to justify shaving the beard, just ask yourself one question: WWAD? (What Would [Imam] Ali Do?)

Keeping Proper Friends


We all love to be the best friends possible, but that shouldn't be at the expense of us not being the best Muslim friends possible! Many a times we find it hard to control that energetic spirit within which chants Amr Bil Maroof, and in an attempt to show our friends the Right Path, we decide to do whatever it takes to "fit in" and subsequently let our own faith slip. As a wise person once said, "A man is known by the friends he keeps." Surely hanging with friends who have a tendency to engage in haram activities cannot help us do more halal and less haram. If anyone thinks otherwise, the Prophet of Allah responded to your objection already: "A good friend is one whose presence should always remind you of your Lord."

Making Up Missed Prayers and Fasts


It's great fun to fall sick in Ramadan, because while everyone else is fasting, you're one of the lucky few who can eat! Victory! But for those of us who don't like being in debt to our bank or credit cards, maybe it's a wise idea to be debt-free in the eyes of Allah as well. Fasting on days other than in Ramadan does seem excruciating, but perhaps some of us should have thought about this before we decided to forego our Islamic duties for minor excuses. And if you're among the lucky few who do not have any missed fasts, take account and find out if you have any prayers from the past (that were missed or performed incorrectly) that must be made up.

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juzer esmail
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Re: Tips for momeen

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Unread post by juzer esmail » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:53 am

Mr. student, why don't u just go and live in pakistan.....or saudi arabia.....it should better suit ur temperament....although u sound like an american......sans the universal american values.....
No sane person wants to know ur do's and don'ts of propah momin behaviour from you.....
I liked the way u brushed evry clean shaven bohri with the yazid and mouwiah brush.....great going.....provided there were safety razors and shaving in those times....

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Re: Tips for momeen

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Unread post by labbaikyaHussain » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:31 pm

juzer esmail wrote:Mr. student, why don't u just go and live in pakistan.....or saudi arabia.....it should better suit ur temperament....although u sound like an american......sans the universal american values.....
No sane person wants to know ur do's and don'ts of propah momin behaviour from you.....
I liked the way u brushed evry clean shaven bohri with the yazid and mouwiah brush.....great going.....provided there were safety razors and shaving in those times....
:mrgreen: let me guess are u progressive? now dont deny please. 8)

by the GOD grace munafiqs can be recognized from a mile distance :wink:

this is how they get irritate when HAQ is open on them. :D

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Re: Tips for momeen

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Unread post by labbaikyaHussain » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:43 pm

Sporting a Beard


According to several traditions, a shaved face was commonly sported by the munafiqeen of Islam, such as Muawiya and Yazid. Today, however, it is a common sight to see the followers of the bearded nobles, Prophet Muhammad and his Progeny (peace be upon them), resembling the followers of the enemies of Islam. I've never seen South Korean soldiers dress up like the North Korean soldiers, so I'm not too sure what is going on with a growing number of brothers today. Instead of desperately chasing Fiqhi loopholes to justify shaving the beard, just ask yourself one question: WWAD? (What Would [Imam] Ali Do?)

this is what irritates you? :D

progressive mosques are full of such muaviyah and yazids.lol and on the contrary they do matam to show there love for Imam hussain. quite contradicting isnt it :x

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Re: Tips for momeen

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Unread post by student » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:48 pm

juzer esmail wrote:Mr. student, why don't u just go and live in pakistan.....or saudi arabia.....it should better suit ur temperament....although u sound like an american......sans the universal american values.....
No sane person wants to know ur do's and don'ts of propah momin behaviour from you.....
I liked the way u brushed evry clean shaven bohri with the yazid and mouwiah brush.....great going.....provided there were safety razors and shaving in those times....
why brother what wrong have i said?

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Re: Tips for momeen

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Unread post by juzer esmail » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:26 am

no Mr. Labbaikyahussain....i am not a progressive by name......but yes i am one by my intellect....and i go to the same masjids u go....
but its a shame if there r people like u there....who have arrogated themselves the right to call fellow momins as yazids just because they are clean shaven......

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Re: Tips for momeen

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Unread post by student » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:48 am

juzer esmail wrote:no Mr. Labbaikyahussain....i am not a progressive by name......but yes i am one by my intellect....and i go to the same masjids u go....
but its a shame if there r people like u there....who have arrogated themselves the right to call fellow momins as yazids just because they are clean shaven......

brother,

why not observe beard on face? its a lovely sunnat of rasullullah.

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Re: Tips for momeen

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Unread post by juzer esmail » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:42 am

student.....you r right....no harm in keeping a beard.....but if i don't keep one....self righteous craps like u will compare me with Mouwiah and yazid....
i think tolerance is not one of the values of Bohras.....

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Re: Tips for momeen

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Unread post by fearAllah » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:37 am

If you want to compare anyone with Yazid and Muawiya use the fundamental tools of religion. Keeping beard is always good but its just secondary, what about the main shariat? The best people to compare with Yazid and Muawiya in my view is our royal family of Sayedna interms of misusing, exploiting and laundering people money in the name of religion. Islam is best understood taking examples of Rasullah (SAW) and Moulana Ali (AS). Both of them lived simple and poor life, they earned their own living not depending on money from jamaat or ummah while their enemies (Abu Sufiya, Muawiya and Yazid) lived lavishly by using money from people's treasury. Just to add, Yazid was also very fond of hunting...........