The Jews flourished in the Arab world, at a time when they were being persecuted…

Reshared post from +Hala Alhasan

The Jews flourished in the Arab world, at a time when they were being persecuted throughout all of Europe.
This is one of the most important videos I came across. You CANNOT change history. It clearly states the truth about the relationship between Muslims and Jews who lived peacefully for years before Zionism was introduced by European Jews who immigrated to Palestine. It also explains in detail the truth about how the Zionists occupied a land that wasn't theirs, and in order to do so, killed hundreds of thousands of the people who were living there. This includes the destruction and wiping of Palestinian villages, in hope that the Palestinian identity will be erased and the Palestinian conflict forgotten.

#Palestine   #Israel   #Islam   #Muslim   #Judaism   #Jew  

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Mecca, Saudi Arabia | Pléiades Satellite Image

Reshared post from +Friends of NASA

Mecca, Saudi Arabia | Pléiades Satellite Image
"Mecca (Arabic: مكة‎) is a city in the Hejaz and the capital of Makkah Province in Saudi Arabia. The city is located 70 km (43 mi) inland from Jeddah in a narrow valley at a height of 277 m (909 ft) above sea level. Its resident population in 2012 was roughly 2 million, although visitors more than triple this number every year during Hajj period held in the twelfth Muslim lunar month of Dhu al-Hijjah."

"As the birthplace of Muhammad and a site of Muhammad's first revelation of the Quran (the site being a cave 3.2 km (2 mi) from Mecca), Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam and a pilgrimage to it known as the Hajj is obligatory for all able Muslims. Mecca is home to the Kaaba, by majority description Islam's holiest site, as well as being the direction of Muslim prayer."

Image Credit: Airbus Defence & Space
Caption Credit: Wikipedia

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#Space #Earth #Satellite #Mecca #SaudiaArabia #مكة #History #Islam   #الإسلام#Muslim #Muhammad #Quran #Religion #Hajj #Prayer #LEO #Orbit #Pléiades #Observation #European #French #Arabic

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Halaal Gelatine – Should you know better?

In my opinion, the whole halaal gelatine issue is a sad reflection of how divided we are as Muslims. At the moment, there are 3 major Halaal “authorities” in South Africa, SANHA, MJC and NIHT.

SANHA approves only gelatine derived from Halaal animals as Halaal, while the other two certify gelatine derived from haraam animals as halaal. The reason given by MJC is that the gelatine undergoes significant change from its original state (bones) to make it irreversible.

My opinion is that this reason is dodgy and I seem to be in the minority on this one.

I have one question that no one at MJC / NIHT seem to have been asked. Why don’t they then certify gelatine derived from Pigs as halaal? Surely it undergoes the same process? Is there a difference between consuming a haraam cow and a pig? The hadith used to justify “significantly metamorphosed animals” mentions a donkey that dissolved into a salt-pan. Would NIHT/MJC certify gelatine derived from donkies halaal? (ok, that was more than one question)

Sounds dodgey to me.

Kam’a, Dessert Truffles, cure for eyes, where can I get this stuff?

After reading this hadith, I’ve been wondering if this stuff is available in South Africa? :

Sahih Bukhari, Book 60

Volume 6, Book 60, Number 5:

Narrated Said bin Zaid:

Allah’s Apostle said, “The Kam’a (i.e. a kind of edible fungus) is like the Manna (in that it is obtained without effort) and its water is a (medicine) cure for eye trouble.”

New Path Found To Antibiotics In Dirt(Sand)

This article in Science Daily mentions the presence of Anti-biotics in soil, which reminded me of a Hadith I read which stated that the Sahaaba used to injest a pinch of soil (taking Allah’s name ofcourse) when they were ill. Not that there needed to be antibiotics properties there in the 1st place for Allah to cure them, but the very fact that there is could have been just because of their duah / faith in Allah.

Solution to SA crime, buy a gun?

I’ve been having this debate with family, friends and colleagues; Should we just buy guns and fight back against criminals?

The majority of people respond by saying that some or other stats show that most gun owners end up hurting themselves or end up being shot with the same gun. Where can I find these statistics?

As a Muslim, the Quraan makes it clear that we are meant to “enjoin good and forbid evil”:
The Noble Qur’an – Al-Tauba 9:71
The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practise regular charity, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise.

Are we forbidding evil by standing back and allowing thieves to take what they want?

Of course we live in a special place! Bye bye dark matter.

One of the theories that I was never to comfortable with is that of Dark Matter.

This article in Science daily has helped me make up my mind and now I am leaning towards being against the theory. Reason: We live in a special place.
Many things in nature demonstrate the words of the Quraan and Hadeeth wherein it is said that we are the best of creation. And everything we see around us is created for us as signs to the existance of Allah, if only we take the time to look.
Scientests have discovered that there are very few planets out there that can possibly support life. The ratio of water, oxygen, climate, etc. are all factors that are just perfect on earth.
There aren’t many solar systems with planets circling in an almost circular orbit.
Then there are less obvious signs, like the relative size of and distance to the Sun and the Moon from the earth making both appear as if they’re the same size.
Yes ofcourse we live in a very special place, and I therefore would not be surprised if the density of our area of space is just right to create this special environment. In fact, I would expect it to be unique. 

The beginning of the Universe

An interesting presentation on time and entropy, these two slides caught my attention:

The words “Our initial conditions were finely tuned, even un-natural, nobody knows why” specifically caught my attention. Many religious people do not like the word evolution because of the links to atheism and atheists. However, I’ve always had the view that if one defines a process or equation and then perhaps more importantly, sets the right preconditions to the process or equation, then one is responsible for whatever evolves to anything within the process. 

In english, if kneading and baking is my process and the measured ingredients flour, water and yeast are my preconditions, then I am the creator of the bread that the dough eventually evolves into.

So, to the presenter, at least someone does presume to have an idea why.
And it is not all the Big Bangs fault, its the One that sets determined the equations of life and the important preconditions, our Creator, Allah.

Prophet Yunus (Jonah’s) prayer, from inside the whale!

One of the prayers that have helped me along my way:

Three layers of darkness enveloped him, one above the other; the darkness of the whale’s stomach, the darkness of the bottom of the sea, the darkness of the night. Yunus imaged himself to be dead, but his senses became alert when he found he could move. He knew that he was alive and imprisoned in the midst of three layers of darkness. His heart was moved by remembering Allah. His tongue released soon after saying: La ilaha illa Anta (none has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allah), Glorified (and Exalted) be You (above all that evil they associate with You), Truly, I have been of the wrong doers.” (21:87 Quran)