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India has 79.8 percent Hindus, 14.2 percent Muslims: Census

Hindu-Muslim-SikhNew Delhi, Aug 25 : Census 2011 on Tuesday revealed Hindus constitute 79.8 percent and Muslims 14.2 percent of the population in India, with the proportion of Hindus to total population in 2011 slipping by 0.7 percent.

While the growth rate of population from 2001 to 2011 was the highest among the Muslims at 24.6 percent, for Hindus it was 16.8 percent, Christians 15.5 percent, Sikhs 8.4 percent, Buddhists 6.1 percent and Jains 5.4 percent, the data released by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner revealed here on Tuesday.

The overall growth rate of population was 17.7 percent. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Sharing Domestic Work

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Helping wives (in their domestic work) earns (men) the reward of charity.” [Kanz-ul-Amaal]

The Prophet’s example teaches us to care for women by sharing their domestic chores. Narrated Al-Aswad (radi Allahu anhu): “I asked Aisha (radi Allahu anha), ‘What did the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) do at home?’ She said, ‘He used to work for his family and when he heard the call for the prayer, he would go out.'” [Sahih Bukhari]

Instead of the wife or husband complaining about housework, each should know that it earns reward/hasanaat for them. Therefore, there is no harm in doing whatever one has to. We should try to keep the reward in mind to cheerfully get on with our married lives.

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Paulo-Coelho-Defends-Quran-on-Facebook

85876182008773816571679002824TEHRAN (IQNA) – Internationally-renowned author Paulo Coelho has leapt to the defence of Islam and its holy book, the Quran, on his official Facebbok page recently.

On August 9, he uploaded a photo of the Quran on his social media page along with the caption ‘Exhibition “Books that changed the world” , Malaysian Digest reported.

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10 Tips to be a Successful Wife!

10 Tips to be a Successful Wife!
1. Make Du’a to Allah to make your marriage and relationship successful All good things are from Allah. Never forget to ask Allah for the blessing of having a successful marriage that begins in this world and continues on – by the Mercy of Allah – into Paradise.

2. Listen and obey! :) Obeying your husband is obligatory! Your husband is the Ameer (head) of the household. Give him that right and respect.

3. Always seek to please your husband, for he is your key to Jannah Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught us that any woman who dies in a state that her husband is pleased with her, shall enter Paradise. So, please him. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

The virtues of fasting in general and of Ramadan in particular –

There are many virtues of Ramadan and fasting expressed in the Qur’an and in the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam. If only one of these virtues was told to us it would have been enough motivation to perfect our fasting seeking that reward and the pleasure of Allah, but it is again from the mercy of Allah that He taught us many virtues of fasting so that we get encouraged even more. I will focus mainly on the virtues of forgiveness, salvation from Hell fire and reward of Paradise, but before that I shall mention few other virtues that are not less important than the latter.
A means to attain Taqwa

Allah says [meaning]: “O you who believe, fasting has been prescribed for you as it has been prescribed for people before you so that you will (learn how to) attain Taqwa” [al-Baqarah, 2:183]

Indeed the person who has attained Taqwa has attained excellence in the worship of her Lord. In many Ayat of the Qur’an Allah says that the reward of the people of Taqwa is Paradise. This topic of Taqwa shall be the subject of one of the coming issues of Al-Mu’minah. We will just mention here two ayat in regard of the success of the people of Taqwa and their reward with Paradise.

The people of Taqwa are the successful people in this life and in the hereafter where they will be the dwellers of Paradise. Allah says [in meaning] : “This is the Book; in it is guidance sure without doubt to the Muttaqeen [people of Taqwa]. Who believe in the Unseen are steadfast in prayer and spend out of what We have provided for them. And who believe in the Revelation sent to thee and sent before thy time and (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter. They are on (true) guidance from their Lord and it is these who are the successful. (al-Baqarah 1:1-5)

He also says [meaning]: “Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord and for a garden whose width is that (of the whole) of the heavens and of the earth prepared for the Muttaqeen [people of Taqwa]. Those who spend (freely) whether in prosperity or in adversity; who restrain anger and pardon (all) men; for Allah loves those who do good. And those who having done something to be ashamed of or wronged their own souls earnestly bring Allah to mind and ask for forgiveness for their sins and who can forgive sins except Allah? And are never obstinate in persisting knowingly in (the wrong) they have done. For such the reward is forgiveness from their Lord and gardens with rivers flowing underneath an eternal dwelling; how excellent a recompense for those who work (and strive)!”. [Aali `Imraan, 3:133-136]
A merciful recommendation from Allah

“and fast, it is better for you, if only you knew” [al-Baqarah, 2:184] Read the rest of this entry »

 

Build Real Estate

Umm Habibah bint Abu Sufyan (radi Allahu anha) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever prays twelve rakat during the day and night will have a house built for him in Paradise: four rakat before Zuhr and two after it, two rakat after Maghrib, two rakat after Isha, and two rakat before Fajr.” (Hasan Sahih hadith) [Tirmidhi]

One of the Umayyad Khalifa’s asked Ibn Hazm, “Why do we fear death?” Ibn Hazm replied, “Because we hate to go from what we have built to what we have destroyed.” Whatever efforts and accumulations we have made are for this Dunya and it shows in the form of our properties, businesses, possessions, etc., looking very nice. When we try to imagine our property in the Akhirah we don’t see anything, or at best, we are uncertain. Thus, we don’t feel comfortable about going there. But our death will bring an end to this life and will take us to the life of that uncertain place anyway. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Mosques of Europe

unnamed-16By Ahmed Krausen,

Mosques have been visible in the European landscape for centuries, starting with the Moors in Spain, followed by the Ottomans in the Balkans and the Tatars in the Baltic region. More recent additions have been made due to the arrival of migrants and refugees from Muslim countries. European engineers and architects have declared mosques some of the most beautiful architectural wonders in the world. This presents opportunities to add aesthetic value to the European cultural heritage. However, it is of critical importance the design of European mosques fits in with the European cultural heritage. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 
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