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What is Islam? Cantonese Dialect

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Wanna Know Muhammad (pbuh)? Watch This & Join…

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Concept of GOD in Islam – Shah Kirit Kakulal Govindji

13 October 2012
Interfaith Dialogue / Concept Of God
Islam-Buddhism-Christianity-Hinduism
Taylor’s University Malaysia

Shah Kirit Kakulal Govindji – Islam
Vijaya Samarawickrama – Buddhism
Chew Phye Keat – Christianity
Balrama Applanaidu – Hinduism

Video by youtube.com/user/sunnahrasul

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Twins of Faith Malaysia 2012

Twins of Faith 2012- Malaysia

PICC, 29-30th December 2012

For more info visit: http://www.twinsoffaith.com
Twins of Faith 2012 Theme:

For The Love of God

Some of the speakers:

Abdurraheem Green

Chairman, iERA

Abdurraheem Green embraced Islam over 20 years ago and since that time has been active in the field of da’wah. Abdurraheem was educated in a Christian monastic school and although held strong Christian principles dabbled with other religions. This continual quest to find meaning to life eventually led him to Islam. He has been delivering talks in the UK and beyond for over two decades.He is a regular on Peace TV with many of his lectures widely watched on YouTube. Abdurraheem is a founding member and chairman of iERA.

Yusha Evans

International Daiee& Lecturer

He was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina in a very conservative Christian home. In his early teens he became heavily involved in the church near his home and in Young Life, a non-denominational youth oriented organization with the intention of becoming involved in the ministry of teaching and preaching. He intended to enrol in Bob Jones University, a world-renowned Bible College in his hometown upon graduating high school, but in the summer of 1996 his life changed. Upon studying the bible from cover to cover and realizing many things were askew, and a lot of what he believed his entire life was not in line with what his research found, he left Christianity and went in search of the truth. After many twist and turns, ups and downs and after looking at the many world religions searching for the tangible proof of the right way of life he encountered a Muslim, and was given a Qur’an. After reading the Qur’an cover to cover he accepted Islam in the winter of 1998.
Yusha (Joshua) Evans Currently works as a full-time lecturer and caller to Islam, as well as teaching workshops that have taken him all across the globe. He is the founder and co-founder of two Islamic television stations in North America as well has appeared on many Islamic stations throughout the world. He has studied under numerous teachers and scholars in the various sciences of Islam and is a Phycology major. He also is a multiple discipline Black belt holder and runs a martial arts academy in Minneapolis

Abdul Rahman Chao

Independent Researcher, Teacher and Public Speaker

A.R. Chao was raised in California as a child where he finished memorizing the Quran. During highschool he enrolled at the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America in Fairfax Virginia and obtained a diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies in 2000. In 2001, he was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Islamic University of Madina where he obtained a second diploma in Arabic Islamic studies in 2002. He later completed a Bachelor of Arts in 2006 majoring in Islamic Theology and Missiology (Aqeedah&Dawah) and was one of the youngest Americans to ever graduate from Madina. He returned to the United States that summer to teach and to do dawah. From 2009-2011, A.R. Chao completed a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) with top honors at Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, Tennesee. There, he studied Christian Studies, Literary Theology as well as Islamic Studies.

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Want to find out how these speakers came to Islam? Watch these videos;

Video by IslamNetVideokhalifahklothingTheDeenShowTV

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Dr. Zakir Naik in Malaysia Tour

Peace. These are some of the videos of Dr. Zakir Naik’s tour in Malaysia. Watch, learn, & enjoy 🙂

Video by Dawatetawheed

Want to watch & read more of this brilliant doctor? Try this links:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Drzakirchannel

http://www.peacetv.tv/

http://www.ilovezakirnaik.com/index.htm

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Korea: Catatan Kembara Mencari Tuhan

Salam. Sebenarnya tulisan & gambar-gambar ini bukan baru, tapi kerana kesibukan & khilaf admin sendiri, maka agak lewat ia disiarkan di sini. Di sini saya ingin memohon maaf kepada penulisnya di suratcintarabiah.blogspot kerana lewat menyiarkannya di sini walaupun telah lama diberikan keizinan.  Apapun, kami kira kebenaran itu tidak pernah ada due datenya selagi masih bernyawa. Bacalah dengan hati yang terbuka. Moga beroleh sesuatu.

Catatan Kembara Mencari Ilah – Salam Nuri

Bismillah. Assalamu’alaikum wbt.
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Alhamdulillahi Rabbil ‘alamin, segala puji bagi Allah subhana wa ta’ala yang selalu sudi melimpahkan rahmat dan kurniaNya kepada saya selama ini. Semalam, Sabtu, 7 April 2012, saya telah diberikan peluang olehNya untuk menghadiri sebuah program yang dianjurkan oleh ahli komuniti Seoul Central Masjid hasil gabungan dengan para aktivis dakwah yang berasal dari banyak negara seperti Turki, US, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, dan lain-lain lagi.
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 *Diambil dari FB Salam Nuri.
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Salam Nuri adalah sebuah program yang bertujuan untuk memperkenalkan serta menyampaikan syi’ar Islam kepada semua lapisan masyarakat, terutama sekali kepada yang bukan Islam di Korea. Setakat ini, masyarakat Korea tidaklah begitu ramai yang telah memeluk Islam. MasyaAllah! Semoga Allah membalas yang terbaik buat mereka semua.
Tentatif perjalanan program Salam Nuri.
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Sebenarnya saya sampai agak lewat juga, kira-kira pukul 12 tengahari kerana perjalanan dari tempat tinggal saya ke masjid memakan masa kira-kira dua jam perjalanan. Jadi, saya telah terlepas sesi pertama yang telah dikendalikan oleh adik Syaqifah (pelajar Malaysia) dan adik Isra (Korea). Selepas selesai aktiviti solat dan makan tengahari, program diteruskan dengan sesi ‘rehlah minda’ iaitu menjawab kuiz.
 *Diambil dari FB Salam Nuri.
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Selepas itu, program diteruskan pula dengan sesi bacaan ayat-ayat suci al-Quran daripada saudara Ahmed. Beliau membaca beberapa ayat daripada surah al-Isra’ yang  membincangkan tentang isu tauhid, berbuat baik kepada ibu bapa, pengurusan harta, larangan mendekati zina, dan lain-lain lagi.
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Selesai sesi tilawah, kami disajikan dengan acara kemuncak yang bertajuk ‘A Dialogue between a Muslim by birth and a Muslim convert.’ Bagi saya, sesi ini merupakan sebuah sesi yang amat mengujakan saya kerana saya dapat mengetahui pengalaman seorang lelaki Korea yang telah memeluk Islam.
Saudara Mekaal dari Pakistan (kiri) dan saudara Dawood dari Korea (kanan).
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Sebenarnya sesi ini lebih banyak dikendalikan dalam bahasa Korea. Memandangkan saya tidak memahami bahasa Korea, jadi saya hanya bergantung kepada slide presentation. Alhamdulillah, adik Fatihah (pelajar Malaysia) yang duduk di sebelah saya juga banyak membantu dengan menjadi translator tak bertauliah saya. Terima kasih, dik! ;DDD
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Saudara Mekaal memulakan sesi dengan menceritakan tentang pertemuan pertama beliau dengan saudara Dawood. Saya tidak pasti bagaimana, kerana agak ‘lost’ di situ kerana kekangan bahasa, namun beliau mengatakan yang tahap curiousity beliau terhadap saudara Dawood sangat tinggi apabila menyedari yang saudara Dawood telah memeluk Islam. Lebih-lebih lagi kerana saudara Dawood berambut ‘blonde’!
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Saudara Dawood menceritakan, sebenarnya kali pertama beliau tertarik dengan Islam adalah sewaktu beliau ke Turki. Di sana, beliau telah melihat bagaimana orang-orang Islam solat dan mengamalkan cara hidup Islam. Dan yang paling menarik perhatian beliau adalah, mereka hidup aman damai dan sentiasa tenang.
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Selepas beliau pulang semula ke Korea, tahap curiosity beliau terhadap Islam mula bertambah kerana beliau merasakan hidup beliau sangat ‘meaningless’. Beliau mula menyiasat tentang Islam dan membuat perbandingan dengan agama-agama yang lain juga. Dan akhirnya, beliau membuat keputusan untuk kembali semula kepada Islam!! Hebat, kan?
Selepas itu, saudara Mekaal meneruskan persoalan dengan bertanya tentang reaksi kedua ibu dan bapa saudara Dawood apabila mengetahui yang beliau telahpun memeluk Islam. Dalam gaya berlawak, beliau menceritakan yang beliau berkali-kali cuba memberitahu ibunya yang beliau telahpun menerima Islam. Reaksi ibunya, “Yalah, yalah, suka hati kaulah”, kerana pada waktu itu ibunya masih lagi tidak sedar yang Islam itu apa.
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Namun, setelah ibu beliau sedar yang beliau telah menukar agama, ibunya yang kuat berpegang kepada Kristian merasa sangat marah. Tetapi, bapa beliau menyerahkan kepada beliau untuk menentukan sendiri jalan hidupnya, jika itulah yang beliau mahu lakukan.
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Beliau juga menceritakan pada mulanya, agak susah bagi beliau untuk solat pada waktunya dan juga untuk menghafal bacaan-bacaan dalam bahasa Arab. Saya amat maklum tentang ini kerana lidah Korea memang sangat keras! Bercakap bahasa Inggeris yang sebutannya lebih senangpun tunggang-langgang, apatah lagi pula bahasa Arab! Juga, beliau sekarang lebih berhati-hati di dalam memilih makanan kerana makanan Korea banyak yang mengandungi unsur-unsur babi.
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Seterusnya, saudara Dawood pula bertanya kepada saudara Mekaal apakah beliau juga mengalami kesusahan dalam mencari makanan halal? Saudara Mekaal menjelaskan yang beliau juga mengalami hal yang sama. Jadi jika hendak makan, beliau selalunya akan bersama dengan kawan-kawan Islamnya yang lain. Setelah itu, saudara Mekaal kembali bertanya kepada saudara Dawood kenapa orang Korea sangat suka minum arak.

Dalam hal ini, memang saya sendiripun pelik. Kerana di tempat kerja saya sendiripun, ramai orang Korea yang kaki botol. Sampaikan, kalau sehari tak pekena arak, memang tak sah! Dan yang paling saya benci sekali ialah apabila melihat ‘muntah’ mereka di merata-rata tempat.
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Urgh serius, saya tidak tahulah kenapa dahulu saya sangat sukakan K-Pop padahal budaya mereka sangat buruk sebenarnya. Mungkinlah bukan semuanya merupakan kaki botol, namun tidak ada orang Korea yang tidak suka minum arak. Tetapi, saya tidaklah membenci orang-orang Korea, cuma, saya membenci perbuatan mereka yang suka minum arak itu sahaja.
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Mengenai hal ini, saudara Dawood menjawab, memang orang Korea sangat sukakan arak, dan selalunya mereka minum untuk menghilangkan stres. Namun kata beliau, setelah mabuknya hilang, stres itu akan datang semula. Jadi, seperti tidak ada maknanyalah juga perbuatan minum arak itu.
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Bahkan beliau sendiri juga dahulu adalah merupakan seorang kaki botol. Beliau menceritakan yang beliau pernah mabuk sampai tahap tidak ingat lagi jalan pulang ke rumahnya sendiri. Amat melucukan! Dan pada mulanya, beliau sangat susah hendak meninggalkan habit minum araknya. Namun, lama kelamaan, beliau dapat juga meninggalkannya. Alhamdulillah. :)))
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Dan tambah beliau lagi, beliau telah menemukan jalan kedamaian dan ketenangan dengan hanya melakukan solat!!
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Daripada kisah beliau ini, saya dapat mengambil pelajaran tentang bagaimana nekadnya seorang manusia dalam meninggalkan jahiliyyahnya hanya kerana ingin mencari redha Allah. Jahiliyyah yang ditinggalkannya pula, bukanlah calang-calang, bahkan ia adalah sesuatu yang telahpun menjadi darah dan dagingnya sendiri! Subhanallah. Muslim revert stories, so far they never failed to impress me!!
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Kita sendiri, yang telah dikurniakan Allah dengan Islam sejak lahir dengan percuma ini, bagaimana pula? Apakah kita masih sayangkan jahiliyyah-jahiliyyah kita berbanding dengan Allah? Jika begitu, kita lebih teruk daripada saudara Dawood yang berambut blonde. Astaghfirullah!! Itukah kita??
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Hmm, jadi sama-samalah kita muhasabah diri kita semula. Sama-sama juga kita memohon kepada Allah agar menguatkan hati kita untuk meninggalkan terus kesemua jahiliyyah kita buat selama-lamanya sepertimana yang telah dilakukan oleh saudara Dawood, InsyaAllah!

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Apa Kata Gadis Cina Bukan Islam Ini Tentang Puasa?

Video dari xifu naser

Tulisan dari http://hidayahcentre.wordpress.com 

‘Air kosong pun sedap…’

PUTRAJAYA: “Bila berpuasa baru saya tahu erti nikmat. Ketika berbuka air kosong pun rasa sedap dan manis, malah berpuasa juga mengajar saya mengenai erti cinta dan menghargai orang lain terutama ibu bapa,” kata gadis Tionghua, J Sze, 21, yang mula belajar berpuasa sejak tahun lalu walaupun bukan beragama Islam.

J Sze, penuntut tahun dua di Maktab Perguruan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur mengakui dia mula berpuasa sekadar terikut-ikut dengan rakan Melayu yang berpuasa, selain ingin mengetahui perasaan mereka ketika menjalani rukun Islam ketiga itu, lalu mencabar diri untuk berpuasa bersama mereka.
Katanya, selepas berjaya berpuasa dia menemui apa maksud nikmat terutama ketika berbuka, apabila makanan dan minuman yang dinikmati ketika itu terasa amat berbeza dan dia dapat merasai keenakan, kesedapan dan kemanisan air kosong yang diminum.

“Tegukan pertama air terasa amat manis dan sedap. Itulah kenikmatan yang belum pernah saya rasai sebelum ini, jika saya tidak berpuasa tidak mungkin saya dapat merasainya. “Daripada berpuasa juga saya belajar bagaimana menghargai dan memahami maksud cinta sebenarnya. Saya belajar menghargai air yang mungkin satu hari nanti sukar mendapatkannya, rakan-rakan, masyarakat dan ibu bapa yang mungkin akan meninggalkan kita satu hari nanti,” katanya ketika ditemui pada majlis Iftar Perdana Hidayah Centre di sini, kelmarin.
Anak gadis yang enggan gambarnya dirakam berkata, dia mula berpuasa penuh sejak tahun lalu, namun tahun ini berhasrat untuk memperbaiki puasanya supaya lebih sempurna dengan menjaga tingkah laku, perkataan, perbuatan dan berpakaian.
Katanya, banyak faedah dan manfaat yang diperoleh jika seseorang berpuasa kerana mereka dapat merehatkan anggota dalaman badan yang sudah hampir setahun beroperasi memproses makanan.

“Bagi saya berpuasa sangat bagus untuk badan kita yang sudah bekerja keras selama 11 bulan. Namun, sepatutnya kita hanya berpuasa tidak makan dan minum, tetapi mesti menjaga tingkah laku, percakapan, pemikiran dan pandangan.
“Itu sebab saya kata bagus sebab kita mengambil berat semua aspek dalam kehidupan seharian supaya puasa kita diterima,” katanya yang masih dalam proses mendalami agama Islam.

J Sze berkata, ibu bapa dan keluarganya menerima dengan hati terbuka dan tidak menghalang tindakannya untuk berpuasa selepas dimaklumkan mengenai kebaikan dan manfaat yang diperoleh sekiranya seseorang itu berpuasa.
Menurutnya, ramai kawan bukan Islam yang mempersoalkan tindakannya berpuasa sedangkan dia bukan beragama Islam dan tidak wajib melakukannya.
“Sebab itu mentor saya, sifu Naser ada memuat naik video mengenai pengalaman saya berpuasa ke laman sosial YouTube untuk memaklumkan rakan-rakan bukan Islam mengenai kebaikan berpuasa dan kebaikan yang diperoleh.
“Ia juga sebagai satu usaha untuk menarik mereka sama-sama berpuasa supaya dapat merasai sendiri pengalaman berlapar dan dahaga sepanjang hari demi kebaikan sendiri,” katanya.
Katanya dia gemar ke bazar Ramadan kerana mempunyai pelbagai pilihan makanan untuk dinikmati ketika berbuka bersama rakan-rakan.

Petikan oleh Hayati Ibrahim

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Sister Hanan Chiang Presenting Islam

Sister Hanan Chiang, a new convert to Islam was the representative of the Islamic faith in the world’s religion day at Hong Kong University. The event consists of of 6 speeches by various religious adherents of Christianity (Lutheran), Buddhism, Confucianism, Baha’i, Hinduism and Islam on the theme: “Walking a spiritual path with practical feet”. Here we present to you the speech of sister Hanan, the representative of Islam in the event.

As taken from http://www.youtube.com/user/ServingIslamTeam

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Manual Untuk Manusia :)

Bila peralatan lektrik atau kereta kita bermasalah, kita boleh rujuk pada buku manualnya. Tapi kalau manusia ada masalah, ada manual juga ke? Ada…tonton video ni & anda akan faham 🙂

Video dari http://www.youtube.com/user/cikbeahosem

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My Sincere Invitation To You by Ikhwan Ng

As written in his blog: http://lifemualaf.blogspot.com/

My Sincere Invitation to You

Idris Tawfiq 

Forewords 

This is an invitation to a whole new perception of life, death and delight. You don’t have to agree with what I have been write and share, and I don’t even begging for any tiny benefit from you. I have no intention in humiliate what your religion behold, and also not interested to debate with you in excessive language and unacceptable statement.

All I ask is please spend your few minutes in reading my article, the rest is up to you.


My First Book About Islam

I was wandering with Shiema at bookstore few years ago. She suggested me to read some book about Islam. I have no idea in reading any islamic related book as I was know nothing about Islam, also have no interest in getting in depth about any religion. Then after Shiema look around the “Green zone” where I seldom stepped in, she took out a green cover book to me.

I take a glance at the author’s name and photo, “Idris Tawfiq”. The first thought in my mind was : ” Oh well… A foreigner white man with a malay name? It’s weird or I have some misconception somewhere about Islam.” This book is not so thick and handy, but I was feeling frightened also in buying this book.

The book was kept in my secret cupboard for months and never opened, I have to hide it so my parent can’t sniff anything that may make them jump. As if “Islam” is the most sensitive ever word to be mentioned, don’t even talk about it at my family house. After that I have been encounter a lot of problem in my life including being fired myself from employment and became jobless. I was staying at home and started to rethink about life, death and a whole lot of serious thoughts. I haven’t been let myself rest and works blindly for little payment, haven’t broaden my sight into other perception.

My parent keep muttering that I should find a job and stay away from my laptop, even if I have to work as operator at factory. I was so upset and at the same time I started to ask help from God. I didn’t know who is the real God actually back in 2007, but there was a mysterious feeling tells me that God is exist, and God can be nearby me in some form of mysterious way and I wasn’t realize Him. The next thought was pretty simple :May be I should read something about Islam also.

So I was flipped through this book and looking for the brief image.
I was surprised with author’s way of explaining Islam. The first hit straight into my mind in loosen the hard knot “Islam = Terrorism “. It’s like author already know what my first thought about Islam, and his writing brings me into a whole new perception about Islam. Unlike any media strongly promoting Islam is the aggressive religion follower, Idris Tawfiq invited me into a Garden of Delight.

This was my first step approach towards Islam.

Biography Of Idris Tawfiq

I was accidentally read about Idris Tawfiq’s biography recently while I surf internet about Islamic books and article. Apparently there are important things that I was overlooked. At first I thought he would be born Islam arabian or American Muslim, at last I know he is Reverted Muslim and Former British Catholic Priest !!

From Christianity switch to Islamism seems like impossible but God to have His Mighty in arranging anyone to accept His guidance. And I would like to share his biography also in this article.

Idris Tawfiq, Catholic Priest, UK

“Strongest among men in enmity to the Believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the Believers wilt thou find those who say “We are Christians”: because amongst these are men devoted to learning (priests), and men who have renounced the world (monks), and they are not arrogant. And then they listen to the revelation received by the Messenger, thou wilt see their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognize the truth. They pray:

‘Our Lord! We believe, write us down among the witnesses.’

(Surat Al-Maida 82-83)”

This was what happened to the former British Catholic Priest Idris Tawfiq on reciting Islam’s holy book, the Quran, to his students at a school in Britain. And this was one of the important steps in his journey of conversion to Islam.

During a recent lecture he gave at the British Council in Cairo, Tawfiq made clear that he has no regrets about his past and what he holds in regard to what Christians do and his life at the Vatican for five years.

“I enjoyed being a priest helping the people for some years. However, deep inside I was not happy and I felt that there was something not right. Fortunately, and it is God’s will, some events and coincidences in my life led me to Islam,” he told a packed hall at the British Council.

A second important coincidence for Tawfiq was his decision to quit his work at the Vatican, a step followed by making a trip to Egypt. “I used to think of Egypt as a country of Pyramids, camels, sand and palm trees. I actually took a charter flight to Hurghada. Shocked to find it similar to some European beaches, I took the first bus to Cairo where I spent the most wonderful week in my life.

This was my first introduction to Muslims and Islam. I noticed how Egyptians are such gentle, sweet people, but also very strong.

“Like all Britons, my knowledge about Muslims up to that time didn’t exceed what I heard from the TV about suicide bombers and fighters, which gave the impression that Islam is a religion of troubles. However, getting into Cairo I discovered how beautiful this religion is. Very simple people selling goods on the street would abandon their trade and direct their face to Allah and pray the moment they heard the call to prayer from the mosque. They have a strong faith in the presence and will of Allah. They pray, fast, help the needy and dream to have a trip to Mecca with the hope of living in heaven in the hereafter,” he said.

“On my return I resumed my old job of teaching religion. The only compulsory subject in British education is Religious Studies. I was teaching about Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and others. So everyday I had to read about these religions to be able to teach my lessons to the students, many of whom were Arab Muslim refugees. In other words, teaching about Islam taught me many things.

“Unlike many troublesome teenagers, these students set a good example of what a Muslim could be. They were polite and kind. So a friendship developed between us and they asked if they could use my classroom for prayers during the fasting month of Ramadan.

“Luckily, my room was the only one with a carpet. So I got accustomed to sitting at the back, watching them praying for a month. I sought to encourage them by fasting during Ramadan with them, even though I wasn’t yet a Muslim.

“Once while reciting a translation of the holy Quran in class I reached the verse:

“And when they listen to the revelation received by the Messenger, thou wilt see their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognize the truth.”

To my surprise, I felt tears welling up in my eyes and I tried hard to hide it from the students.”
Earth-shaking event
Yusuf Islam, AKA Cat Stevens
A turning point in his life, however, came in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in the US on September 11, 2001.

“The following day, I was taking the underground and noticed how terrified the people were. I was also afraid of the repetition of such acts in Britain. At the time, the Western people started fearing this religion they blamed for terrorism.

“However, my previous experience with Muslims took me to a different direction. I started wondering ‘Why Islam? Why do we blame Islam as a religion for the action of terrorists who happened to be Muslims, when no-one accused Christianity of terrorism when some Christians have acted the same way?

“One day I headed to the biggest Mosque in London, to hear more about this religion. Getting into London Central Mosque, there was Yusuf Islam, the former pop singer, sitting in a circle talking to some people about Islam. After a while, I found myself asking him” ‘What do you actually do to become a Muslim?’”

“He answered that a Muslim should believe in one God, pray five times a day and fast during Ramadan. I interrupted him saying that I believed all this and had even fasted during Ramadan. So he asked, ‘What are you waiting for? What is holding you back?’ I said, ‘No, I don’t intend to convert.’

“At that moment the call to prayer was made and everyone got ready and stood in lines to pray. “I sat at the back, and I cried and cried. Then I said to myself, ‘Who am I trying to fool?’ “After they ended their prayers, I headed to Yusuf Islam, asking him to teach me the words by which I announce my conversion.

“After explaining its meanings to me in English, I recited after him in Arabic that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah,” recounted Tawfiq, holding back his tears.

‘Gardens of Islam’ 
Thus his life has taken a different course. Living in Egypt, Tawfiq wrote a book about the tenets of Islam. Explaining why he penned his book Gardens of Delight: a Simple Introduction to Islam, Tawfiq noted that everyone is saying that Islam is not a religion of terrorism and isn’t a religion of hatred, but no-one tries to explain what it is.“So I decided to write this book to give non-Muslims an idea about the basic principles of Islam. I tried to tell people how beautiful Islam is and that Islam has the most extraordinary treasures, the most important being Muslims’ love for each other. The Prophet says ‘Even a smile to your brother is a charity.’

Tawfiq told the Gazette that he is working on a book about the Prophet Muhammad [may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him] which he thinks will be different from the many books already written about him.

He thinks that the “best and fastest way” of acquainting the world with the true image of Islam is to set a good example in real life.

original source : http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/586/

No Pain No Gain

If you ask me, do my life turn out to be living easily and gain money effortless after become muslim?
Definitely No. My life is being more challenging and stressed, living with chinese muslim identity do caused a lot unnecessary humiliation and prejudice. But I don’t take that as “Pain” which can beat me down, actually I do “Gain” a lot in asking forgiveness and pleasing of God. It doesn’t mean I am torturing myself to get rewarded but more to living a lifestyle that being guided by Allah SWT through His message.

As a remembrance to  what I gone through, I think al-Quran already describe the different between believer and disbeliever with God.

And [Noah] said, “Embark therein; in the name of Allah is its course and its anchorage. Indeed, my Lord is Forgiving and Merciful.”

And it sailed with them through waves like mountains, and Noah called to his son who was apart [from them], “O my son, come aboard with us and be not with the disbelievers.”

[But] he said, “I will take refuge on a mountain to protect me from the water.” [Noah] said, “There is no protector today from the decree of Allah , except for whom He gives mercy.” And the waves came between them, and he was among the drowned.
( Hud 11 : 41-43 )This history also recalled me the real incident which happened at Aceh, Indonesia at 2004. This is being published at Magazine National Geographic 2012 February issue with one photo and simple details.

A U.S. Marine helicopter loaded with food flies over Lampuuk in northern Sumatra on January 4, 2005, nine days after a tsunami killed most of the village’s 7,000 residents—and some 230,000 people on coastlines around the Indian Ocean.
Many locals believe divine intervention saved the Rahmatullah mosque. – National Geographic Website
This was a real incident that admitted by the world’s famous magazine, God have shown us His mighty in saving believers. No one can stop the natural disaster except God Himself. Rumors said there were muslim believer ran into the mosque and ask help from Allah SWT instead of running away from huge wave of sea, and the unexplained miracle was happened.
You Are Not Alone

I am not frighten you with natural’s disaster photo or whatsoever.

I am just invite you to take a look at what Islam about, and share with you what others have been gone through the journey of faith. Whenever you feel depressed and helpless, please remember God is listening to your supplication. When there were prophets who killed by ignorant person and collapsed the religions, hence fulfilled scripture of God with twisted statement to suit their lust and Nafs, God is never leaving His scripture being twisted but sent down more and more prophets in straighten up the God’s scripture.I am inviting you back to the path that long forgotten by most people.
I can’t force you to follow the path, except your heart saying yes and following the guidance who lined out by God Himself.

The choice is in your will. You are the one who going to decide which way to go at afterlife.

Behind The Scene 

Idris Tawfiq Website :
http://www.idristawfiq.com/

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The Calm Before the Wave – National Geographic

Video was added by Jom Islam from various youtube sources.

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