Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Islamic New Year

The Islamic calendar (Hijra calendar) is a purely lunar calendar. It contains 12 months that are based on the motion of the moon, and because 12 synodic months is only 12 x 29.53=354.36 days, the Islamic calendar is consistently shorter than a tropical year, and therefore it shifts with respect to the Christian calendar. The calendar is based on the Qur'an (9:36-37)

The Islamic Calendar, which is based purely on lunar cycles, was first introduced in 638 C.E. by the close companion of the Prophet (PBUH) and the second Caliph, `Umar ibn Al-Khattab (592-644 C.E. He did it in an attempt to rationalize the various, at times conflicting, dating systems used during his time. `Umar consulted with his advisors on the starting date of the new Muslim chronology. It was finally agreed that the most appropriate reference point for the Islamic calendar was the Hijrah. The actual starting date for the Calendar was chosen (on the basis of purely lunar years, counting backwards) to be the first day of the first month (1 MuHarram) of the year of the Hijrah. The Islamic (Hijri) calendar (with dates that fall within the Muslim Era) is usually abbreviated A.H. in Western languages from the latinized Anno Hegirae, "in the year of the Hegira". MuHarram 1, 1 A.H. corresponds to July 16, 622 C.E.
The Hijrah, which chronicles the migration of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from Makkah to Madinah in September 622 C.E., is the central historical event of early Islam. It led to the foundation of the first Muslim city-state, a turning point in Islamic and world history.

The current Islamic Year is 1430 AH, from approximately December 28, 2008 (evening) to December 17, 2009 (evening).

Months Of Islam - Zain Bhikha

Monday, December 29, 2008

Islam & terrorism Confused???

Islam & terrorism confused??
Let see its teaching
Quran Says:
Al- Quran 5:32
“…if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.”
Al- Quran 5:2
"Do not let your hatred of a people incite you to aggression."
Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him ) Said:
murder as the second of the major sins, and he even warned that on the Day of Judgment, {The first cases to be adjudicated between people on the Day of Judgment will be those of bloodshed.}

Muslims are even encouraged to be kind to animals and are forbidden to hurt them. Once the Prophet Muhammad said: {A woman was punished because she imprisoned a cat until it died. On account of this, she was doomed to Hell. While she imprisoned it, she did not give the cat food or drink, nor did she free it to eat the insects of the earth.}
NO Confusion, Variely it is the way of peace.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

World - Comfort of illusion ..!!

Beautified for men is the love of things they covet; women, children, much of gold and silver (wealth), branded beautiful horses, cattle and well-tilled land. This is the pleasure of the present worlds life; but Allah has the excellent return (Paradise with flowing rivers, etc.) with Him. (سورة آل عمران Chapter #3, Verse #14)

Allahuakbar! The excellent return is with Allah. But we are running behind the pleasure of this transient world ignoring the eternal Heavens of Allah subhantallah.

Islamic Character! What U Mean????

Islam stress muslim to behave in good manner to fellow brother.Let see its guidance

Quranic Concept of Character.
People inhabiting different countries might follow different ways of life but, according to the Holy Quran, human values are the same anywhere and unchangeable too. It is not given, however, to human intellect to determine such values. Human intellect is essentially individualistic in character. It can seek preservation of the particular self to which it belongs individually or collectively, but not that of the other selves. For the well-being and preservation of mankind as a whole, however, what is needed is not an individualistic intellect, which cannot see beyond its nose, but a comprehensive and all pervading intellect, namely God and Revelation. It is Revelation alone which gives abiding universal values. The revealed values are preserved in the Holy Quran, the code of life for mankind in all climes and ages. Quranic values are Permanent Values of life and provide a universal standard of character or, to use Quranic terminology, Taqwa.

“O believers, be you securers of justice. If you are summoned as a witness, be a witness for God regardless of your relationship with the parties, whether your evidence culminates yourself or goes against your parents and kinsmen and whether the party affected is rich or poor. God’s Law is the best protector for the rich and the poor. God stands closest to either and claims that you be true to Him in preference to every one else. Let not caprice, personal gain, demands of relationship or regard for riches swerve you from the path of justice. Also in tendering evidence, neither twist your statement nor avoid any, remembering always that God is aware of the things you do”, (4/135).

Hadith About Character
Hadrat Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, relates that the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “Nothing is heavier in the scales of a believer on the Day of Judgement than his good behaviour. Allah detests a person who is obscene and shameless”. (Tirmidhi)

Muslims are forgiving to others as was shown by Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam. There was one incident when the Prophet went to Taif to preach but the people stoned him. Then the angels of the mountain came to the Prophet and asked him if they should crush the people of Taif with the mountains surrounding the valley, but the Prophet Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam said “no”, and he said that he is Rahmatul-lil-’Aalameen (mercy for all the worlds). He also said maybe those people would one day believe in Allah and have a change of heart.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Assalamu Alaikum

May peace and blessing of Almighty be on you. In this blog we will publish posts related to Quran, Hadiths, Glimpses from the Islamic History, Prophet's(Pbuh) life,Quote of Wisdom, News/Views etc.,. There will be no loooooong posts here, Inshallah we will try to make it short and precise. Hope it help readers get a quick bite of knowledge/wisdom for the occupied mind in this busy world in a Minute