Sunday, June 28, 2009


From 1919 to 1933 alcohol became illegal to sell, produce and consume in the United States. It was called the "Noble Experiment". Over that period of time the government spent millions trying to enforce this law. Over a half a million people were arrested for crimes associated with alcohol and organized crime had a new outlet for it's mischievous ways. Finally, they had to give up and repeal the law.

Now lets go back about 1400 years. The ayat of the Quran is revealed:

They ask you (O Muhammad
) concerning alcoholic drink and gambling. Say: "In them is a great sin, and (some) benefit for men, but the sin of them is greater than their benefit." And they ask you what they ought to spend. Say: "That which is beyond your needs." Thus Allâh makes clear to you His Laws in order that you may give thought.

Once the companions heard this revelation they immediately stopped drinking. Some of them had wine in their hands, they threw it. Some had it in their mouths, they spit it out. Some even went as far as to induce vomiting to get any out of their stomachs. The streets of Medina were reported to have flowed with wine because everyone was throwing it away. Subhannallah! They did not need to question one thing. They did not complain or argue they just obeyed.

The reaction of the companions is very noteworthy because it shows how dedicated they were to their religion. They followed the law set fourth by Allah subhannah wa t'ala. The Prophet salalahu alayhi wa salam, did not need to spend millions enforcing it, he did not need to worry about the companions sneaking alcohol around the City. He only had to reveal the ayat to them, and they obeyed. If only the Ummah would do that now.

As an Ummah we find excuse after excuse to do what we want. To dress as we want, to behave as we want, to entertain ourselves as we want. We pretend that we don't know whats right, when we really do. The message of Islam is clear. There is no confusion. As I do my blog travels and read articles on sites, I find myself becoming more and more disappointed with the kind of information being put fourth. There is more of a focus on changing and twisting Islam to fit a modern society than there is on simple tawheed and obedience to our creator.

When I find stories like this one, about the companions being so obedient, it makes me want to be a better Muslim. Inshallah it does the same for all of you.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

What a joke

Just saw this on CNN

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel could accept a peace agreement with a "demilitarized Palestinian state" as its neighbor.

In his first speech accepting the concept of a two-state solution for the Middle East conflict, Netanyahu set rigid conditions for moving forward. Among them: unequivocal Palestinian recognition of Israel as the Jewish national state with Jerusalem as its capital, and full demilitarization for a Palestinian state -- no army, no rockets or missiles, no control of airspace.

What a joke? Who does he think he is? Ok, we'll allow them their own state but they have to remain defenseless against us and any other attacks that may come along, oh and they have to agree to full recognition of their oppressors.... its totally frustrating. I can't wait to see what the US says about this. Who made them in control? Would any other country think they could pull this stunt? Oh, except for our own. Telling another country that they can't have a military? Why don't they just add that they all have to wear I heart Israel t-shirts as well. Disgusting.

No its not, no its not, no its not

Ughghhhh. This is the answer I get when I give people proof from Quran and Sunnah that something is an obligation. That's it. 'No its not'. Ooooooh, wow, I'm owned now.

Ok, I'm done ranting. That is just truly annoying.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Why we wear it

I went to a sisters gathering with the teachers that I work with. Up until that time I had never seen any of them without hijab. It was a very good lesson on why we wear hijab. I'm not going to individually point out how beautiful they were, but it was amazing how different they all looked.

Allah Subhanna wa T'ala knows what he is doing when he tells us to cover, and I saw one of those reasons first hand when I saw all of my sisters that day. Inshallah we can all be strong and cover properly.