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Isolation and its positive effects

If applied with a correct understanding, isolation can be most beneficial.
Ibn Taymiyah said:

“At times, it is necessary for the worshipper to be isolated from others in order to pray, remember Allah, recite the Qur’an, and evaluate himself and his deeds. Also, isolation allows one to supplicate, seek forgiveness, stay away from evil, and so on.”

Ibn al-Jawzi dedicated three chapters of his well-known book

Savd al-Khatir to this topic. He said: Read more

MYF Open Saturday 29th March

The MYF will be having our quarterly open day again next Saturday the 29th of March 2014 inshAllah. The theme of the open day is “Women in Islam” – to correspond with “International Women’s Day” which was earlier this month. As always there will be food stalls, various small exhibitions on “Women in Islam”, a rolling audio-visual presentation on the TV on “Women is Islam”, an Arabic Calligraphy demonstration, an Islamic Information stall, henna hand painting, children’s face painting as well as mosque tours inshAllah.

Volunteers will be greatly appreciated in the following areas inshAllah:

  • Creation of small exhibitions on the topic of “Women in Islam” – if you have any ideas on creating a small exhibition on the general theme of “Women in Islam” please let me know. The MYF can help with providing resources for you to turn your idea into an exhibition (laptop, paper, printer etc). The theme “Women in Islam” is very broad & people can pick any topic within this vast field for their small exhibition iA (eg Muslim sports women).
  • Volunteers to help set up for the open day on Friday the 28th of March at 4pm onwards iA (We will meet at the MYF iA).
  • Volunteers to help on the open day itself iA:
  • Volunteers to greet people visiting the open day & take them round the open day exhibits.
  • Volunteers to hand out flyers advertising the open day to people walking past the MYF to invite them into the MYF for the open day.
  • Volunteers to generally help out on the day it self.
  • Please forward this e-mail as widely as possible.

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Mehmood Mughal
Project officer
MYF

Controlling one’s emotions

Emotions flare up for two reasons: either for joy or for inner
Pain. In a hadith, the Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him) said:

“Verily, I have been prohibited from emitting two foolish and wicked sounds, one that is emitted when something favorable happens, and the other that is expressed when calamity strikes.”

In order that you may not be sad over matters that you fail to get, nor rejoice because of that which has been given to you.   (Qur’an 57: 23)

For this reason, the Prophet (bpuh) said:

“Verily, true patience is that which is displayed during the initial shock.”

Therefore, when one contains his emotions upon both the joyful and the calamitous occasion, he is likely to achieve peace and tranquility, happiness and comfort, and the taste of triumph over his own self. Allah described man as being exultant and boastful, irritable, discontented when evil touches him, and niggardly when good touches him. The exceptions, Allah informed us, are those who remain constant in prayer. For they are on a middle path in times of both joy and sorrow. They are thankful during times of ease and are patient during times of hardship.

Unbridled emotions can greatly wear a person out, causing pain and loss of sleep. When such a person becomes angry, he flares up, threatens others, loses all self-control, and surpasses the boundaries of justice and balance. Meanwhile, if he becomes happy, he is in a state of rapture and wildness. In his intoxication of joy, he forgets himself and surpasses the bounds of modesty. When he renounces and relinquishes the company of others, he disparages them, forgetting their virtues while stamping out their good qualities. On the other hand, if he loves others, then he spares no pains in according them all forms of veneration and honor, portraying them as being the pinnacles of perfection. The Prophet (bpuh) said:

“Love the one who is beloved to you in due moderation, for perhaps the day will come when you will abhor him. And hate the one whom you detest in due moderation, for perhaps the day will arrive when you will come to love him.”

And in another hadith, the Prophet (bpuh) said:

“And I ask you (O’ Allah) to make me just, both while being in a state of anger and while being in a state of Joy.

So when a person curbs his emotions, when he controls his mind, and when to each matter he gives according to the weight of its importance, he will have taken a step towards wisdom and true understanding.

Indeed we have sent Our Messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them the Scripture and the Balance [justice] that mankind may keep up justice. (Qur’an 57: 25)

Indeed, Islam came as much with balance in morals, manners, and dealings as it did with its straightforward, holy, and truthful way of life.

Thus we have made you a just [and the best] nation.  (Qur ‘an 2: 143)

Being just is an end that is called for in both our manners and in matters of jurisprudence. In fact, Islam is founded on truth and justice truthfulness in all that we learn from revealed texts, and justice in rulings, sayings, actions, and manners.

And the Word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice.)  
(Qur’an 6: 115)

What are the Six Articles of Faith in Islam?

Muslims have six main beliefs.

  • Belief in Allah as the one and only God
  • Belief in angels
  • Belief in the holy books
  • Belief in the Prophets…
    • e.g. Adam, Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses), Dawud (David),Isa (Jesus).
    • Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the final prophet.
  • Belief in the Day of Judgement…
    • The day when the life of every human being will be assessed to decide whether they go to heaven or hell.
  • Belief in Predestination…
    • That Allah has the knowlege of all that will happen.
    • Muslims believe that this doesn’t stop human beings making free choices.

Allah

Allah is the name Muslims use for the supreme and unique God, who created and rules everything.

The heart of faith for all Muslims is obedience to Allah’s will.

  • Allah is eternalomniscient, and omnipotent
    • Allah has always existed and will always exist.
    • Allah knows everything that can be known.
    • Allah can do anything that can be done.
  • Allah has no shape or form…
    • Allah can’t be seen.
    • Allah can’t be heard.
    • Allah is neither male nor female.
  • Allah is just…
    • Allah rewards and punishes fairly.
    • But Allah is also merciful.
  • A believer can approach Allah by praying, and by reciting the Qur’an.
  • Muslims worship only Allah…
    • because only Allah is worthy of worship.

The one and only God

All Muslims believe that God is one alone:

  • There is only one God.
  • God has no children, no parents, and no partners.
  • God was not created by a being.
  • There are no equal, superior, or lesser Gods.

Jummah Prayer Times March 21st 2014

Jummah Prayer Times Friday 21st March 2014

1st Jummah 12.o0pm – 12.30pm

2nd Jummah 1.00pm – 1.30pm

March Jammat Prayer Times

Fajr 5.30.am

Dhur 1.15pm

Asr 4:00pm

Maghrib 5 Mins after adhaan

Isha 5 Mins after adhaan

Sahih Bukhari Book 13. Friday Prayer

Narrated By Abu Huraira : I heard Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) saying, “We (Muslims) are the last (to come) but (will be) the foremost on the Day of Resurrection though the former nations were given the Holy Scriptures before us. And this was their day (Friday) the celebration of which was made compulsory for them but they differed about it. So Allah gave us the guidance for it (Friday) and all the other people are behind us in this respect: the Jews’ (holy day is) tomorrow (i.e. Saturday) and the Christians’ (is) the day after tomorrow (i.e. Sunday).”