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Goodbye 2013 ! Welcome 2014 View
Wonders of Love من عجائب الحب View
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Three Best Friends View
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Valuable is Covered View
Niqab Ban in the University of Moratuwa: A Victim Student Tells Her Story View
Shaikh Yasir Qadhi on Nelson Mandela View
Muslim Women Going Out!! View
The Social Aspect of Women in Islam: View
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Smile to Make Your Children Happy View
A Feast for Clothes View
Top 10 Most Precocious Children View
You look at me and call me oppressed, View
Women Can Work Out Too! View
WOMAN vs MACHINE. Closing the Genter Gap in Computer Science View
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An Aristocrat’s Advice View
Awesome website to know about more Religions View
EID-UL-ADA in Dubai 2013 துபாயில் தியாக திருநாள்-2013 (+playlist) View
EID-UL-ADA in Dubai 2013 துபாயில் தியாக திருநாள்-2013 View
Perform Hajj & Umra ஹஜ் மற்றும் உம்ரா செய்வது View
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Opposing Oppression & being politically active or Purifying yourself from sin and becoming closer to Allah? View
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Personal Ethical Conduct View
Why the Peshawar & Nairobi attacks are un-Islamic View
Islam: a religion of peace and justice View
Forgive Me Allah (Heart Touching) View
10 Strange Facts About The Quran View
Chia Seeds: An Excellent Source of Omega-3 Fats and More View
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Al-Mumin View
What qualities should a good Doctor Possess? View
Do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God? View
Dr Abdullah and his unfulfilled wishes..! View
South Indian Mutton/Lamb Biryani Recipe(Muslim style) View
THE MUSLIM MINORITY COLLEGES OF INDIA View
WON’T THOSE DAYS COME AGAIN? View
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Dr. Zakir Naik – Islamic Personality of the Year 2013_ View
Marriage in Islam View
How should Muslims respond when Islam is insulted? View
Makkah Haram Mosque Live Video Streaming View
The World’s Most Reputable Countries, 2013 View
Children Not Our Own View
Efficacy of a Herbal Extract Gel in the Treatment of Gingivitis: A Clinical Study View
SMVEC workshop pics… View
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The Secret of Superiority View
LOVE AND HATRED – PART 1 View
MONEY OH MONEY YOU ARE OUR HONEY BECAUSE YOU MAKE MANY! View
SPLINTERS – A Simple and Short introduction to VLSI concepts View
IMPARTANT QUALITIES OF AAYATHUL QURZI View
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Top 10 Reasons to be a Doctor !! View
Secrets of Hajj… Pilgrimage View
Book of Fate View
Top 10 Most Inspiring Revolutions View
Saying “Jazak ALLAHu khayran” View
Pious Wife – Islamic Poem View
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Abandon Argumentation View
[Then] Owais Al Qarni- A story of the value of a mother View
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Top Ten Annoying Things About Computers View
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The Holy QURAN in All language..! View
Madeon – Pop Culture (live mashup) View
Salaam Album Highlights View
Beauty tips for my sisters !!!!! View
Goodbye 2012 ! Welcome 2013 View
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A Priceless Quote from a confident Muslim Woman View
Do African Traditions Promulgate Forced Marriages? View
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Islam in China by Abdur Rauf View
happiness and emotional equations View
Sad but true… View
Imprison My Tongue View
One of the Outstanding People of the 20th Century: Mr.Kalayanasundaram View
Muadh ibn Jabal View
BABARI MASJID TAMIL SONG- பாபரி மஸ்ஜித் தமிழ் பாடல் View
UAE’ Emirates’ Name Explanation View
This Is Muhammad (Pbuh) View
Love Your Mother View
Invitation to participate in the PMji Samjhoji! Letter-a-thon View
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DON’T BUY ISRAEL View
You Will Like To Know This Man View
Top 10 Tips for Singing Better View

 

 

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SEASONSALI wordpress – 100 ENGLISH ARTICLES

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Indian activist launches anti-dowry matrimonial service View
Paying Seller Five Times More View
Manners Better than Alms View
Yaadhum: In search of roots and identity View
Adhan Miracle View
The Prince View
The Pillars of Islam View
Glad Tidings Seven Times View
A Feast for Clothes View
A Home for a Home View
A King of the Buwaih Dynasty View
Prophet Ibrahim’s Dua for the protection of his family and the Muslim Ummah View

The Holy Makkah Live Telecast. View
I have built a beautiful house View
Path to Paradise made Easy View
Maqsoodview.com helps students find information on Muslim run educational institutions View
Who Leads the Prayer View
A sincere dhuA of a student ! View
“My Lord! bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.” View
Summertime Tears of Joy View
When You Come to the Masjid View
Who Am I? View
Have You Removed the Arrow? View
Where to Walk View
Five qualities of a true believer of Islam (a Muslim) View
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தனித்து விடப்படதாக நினைக்கும் காலம் மாறிவிட்டது ! View
நான் யார்! நான் …(About Me) View
Best for a Woman View
Pious Husband – Islamic Poem View
When Angry Sit Down and Lie Down View
2012 in review(https://seasonsali.wordpress.com) View
Zikr View
Meaning of the Word ‘Caliph’ View
The blessings Allah creates for believers in paradise View
Polish Your Heart View
Muadh Ibn Jabal View
Photo: Mosque demolished in Um Fagarah View
My Lord! Increase me in Knowledge View
A Letter to non-Muslims View
Az-Zaahir – The Manifest One View
Treat All Your Children Equitably View
Little Messages and Reflection View
Douglas Hanna: The Secrets of Web Hosting without the BS View
Price also Forbidden View
Quraishi Women Praised View
We Need Help From Volunteers Just Like You View
Gentleness Beautifies View
Watching Television Makes Children Unhealthier View
Eid Wishes & Greetings View
Surah Al-Fatiha سُوۡرَةُ الفَاتِحَة + Surat Al-’Ikhlāş (The Sincerity) View
Modesty before Allah View
Salamworld Social Network View
Cookbook 2011 Arabic-English:food Stops Around The World View
Arabic Cooking V1.0 الطــبـخ العــربي Cuisine Arabe View
The Battle of Badr – a battle between Truth and falsehood View
Understanding the characteristics of a good human being View
Questioning About Delights View
BRIBERY OR PRESENTS IN ISLAM – RASUAH ATAU HADIAH DALAM ISLAM View
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Muhammad (SAW) Peace be Upon his Soul. View
Whoever gives up something for the sake of allah (colored flyer in a printable form) View
Arctic Muslims’ unique dilemma in Ramadan: The Sun never sets here View
Pakistani Street Food – Aloo Pakora (vegan potato tempura) and Aloo-chana Chaat (vegan potato and chickpea dish) View
What is the difference between Qiyam-ul-layl, Tahajjud, and Taraweeh? View
Top 10 Misapprehensions about Islam View
Productive Ramadan Tips View
Reblogged from Peace View
Life in Japan : Fifth Week View
New Potatoes and Pea Salad View
Homemade Orange Tea View
WHAT I’VE FOUND FUN IN MALAYSIA.. View
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Five Pillars View
Ramadan Hadith and Dua Graphics View
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An American Date for Ramadan View
Vocabulary of Islaamic Terms and Sayings View
Importance of Reading and Reciting the Qur’aan View
"Eat and drink, but be not excessive” View
Reblogged from View
Is it immoral to have more than one wife? Polygamy between Islam and the West View
DEMOCRACY, MONARCHY AND CALIPHATE – PART 2 View
Our Incredible Regenerating Body View
Kafir (كافر) View
Limbs will Witness against Self View
Read about Abu Bakr Siddeeq and his status in Islam… View
Modules of Islamic Personality Development View
The Night Journey – Al-Isra’ and Al-Miraj View
Islam – Presentation (the basic general information about Islam) View
“Do not make them run away (from Islam)” View
Tie Your Camel View
Our mother Hazrat Aisha’s (ra) knowledge View
Moderation in JOY and GRIEF View
Muhammad Ali’s advice to his daughters View
 
 

2013 in review

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 43,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 16 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Indian activist launches anti-dowry matrimonial service

By IANS,

Dubai : A prominent Indian social activist in Saudi Arabia has launched a matrimonial website to help South Asian expatriates, who are against the dowry system, find suitable matches.

Aleem Khan Falki, the founder of the Jeddah-based Socio Reforms Society and who has been actively campaigning against the dowry system for a long time, has launched the unique matrimonial service website, simplenikah.com, for dowry-free marriage seekers, the Arab News reported Monday.

Falki said the main intention behind establishing the website was to provide non-commercial, economical service with the ultimate purpose of eradicating the dowry system.

  • “This form of blackmail has increased so much that it has taken the shape of a social blackmail,” Falki said.

    “Asian fathers looking to marry off their daughters are obliged to pay their dowries, since customs in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh dictate that dowries in the form of money and property be taken from the bride,” Falki added.

    He said there were many cases of grooms not wanting any dowry but the bride’s parents forcing them to accept it for fear of being chastised later by the groom’s family.

    Falki said, in addition, the bride’s father is being required to host the wedding dinner party. It has become compulsory, he added.

    “The groom does throw the ‘walima’ (the marriage banquet, which is the second of the two traditional parts of an Islamic wedding), but the bride’s side has to first host hundreds of guests from the groom’s side by serving a number of dishes at a full-fledged marriage hall.”

    He said, because of such traditions, the bride’s parents’ lifelong savings get exhausted.

    Falki emphsised that the Socio Reforms Society would bring together suitable matches through the website to help people who want to marry purely according to the prophetic tradition.

    Falki said both sides would pledge to refrain from any extravagance and paying dowry that are not required in Islam.

    “This will help many widows, divorcees and poverty-stricken girls who are helpless due to lack of sources to get married,” he said.

    Besides matrimony, the website will provide counselling for couples facing marital problems so as to reduce the divorce rate among South Asian communities in Saudi Arabia.
    Source : http://twocircles.net/2014jan13/indian_activist_launches_antidowry_matrimonial_service.html

     
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    Paying Seller Five Times More

    The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Earning an honest living is a duty next to the principal duties of Eeman.” [Bayhaqi]

    One day a woman came to Imam Abu Hanifah with a length of silk which she wanted him to sell for her and quoted a hundred dirhams for it. On the Imam expressing surprise at that figure, she raised it to two hundred. But the Imam told her that it was worth not less than five hundred. “Are you making fun of me?” said the woman. The Imam took out five hundred, gave them to her and kept the cloth. This kind of scrupulous honesty, far from harming his business, made it flourish. [Sirat-i-Numan]

    Not only has Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) required Muslim men to work to support themselves and their dependents but it must be through honest means only. Working is a religious obligation and the person will be rewarded by Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) for bowing down to His commands. As for his income, a person will only make what has already been destined for him, so all the more reason to stick to honesty.

    This hadith has been sent to me by dailyhadith.adaptivesolutionsinc.com

     
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    Manners Better than Alms

    The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.” [Muslim]

    The boys voted to have Hasan al-Banna lead the Reform Organization at their middle school. Hasan suggested that all the coordinators of this organization offer their Zuhr prayer in the nearby Masjid in congregation. Everyone liked the idea. So in break, they would all go to the Masjid, eat their lunch together in the shade of the trees, then pray together in the Masjid having to return to school before the regular time of the Jamaat.

  • The Imam’s students would fill the water tank of the Masjid every morning, but every day at noon they would discover that it was empty. The Imam was curious to find out who was behind this. So, today when he heard the Adhan being called before its usual time he hurried to Masjid. When he reached there he saw children performing Wudu and some standing in rows. As soon as they had finished their prayer he grabbed them by their arms and sent them out of the masjid.

    “So you’ve come to pray!” he yelled at them, “You’ve wasted all the water in the tank. Forget about how you’ve ruined the mats! Don’t you dare come here again! I was wondering who would empty this tank which is filled with such hard work every day. Now I know who’s doing it!”

    One day when the Imam was leaving the Masjid after the Zuhr prayer the postman brought him a letter. The Imam opened it to find that the sender hadn’t written his name or address; only Ayat 56 of Surah An’aam of the Qur’an. He immediately figured out what it was indicating and how cunningly he had been confronted. He went straight to Hasan al-Banna’s father and complained.

    After hearing the whole story Hasan’s father said to him: “Respected Shaikh, are the mats and water more valuable than the children’s prayer? Such a wise and religious person like you should encourage them. The children deserve your encouragement, not your scolding. As for the water and mats, there’s a simple solution for that,” saying that he told his younger son Abdur Rahman to call Hasan.

    “Look son, if you want to pray in the small Masjid then it is your responsibility to refill the tanks after prayer, and if the Masjid needs mats then you should collect money to buy them.”

    “Alright father,” said Hasan al-Banna accepting his father’s conditions, “We’ll do so.” [The Traveler of the Nile by Akhtar Husain Azmi]

    And all parties were lovingly instructed in manners.

    This hadith has been sent to me by dailyhadith.adaptivesolutionsinc.com

     
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    Yaadhum: In search of roots and identity

    By Shaik Zakeer Hussain, TwoCircles.net,

    Bangalore: At the end of the screening of ‘Yaadhum’ at Chennai’s Roja Muthiah Research Library last month, Mina Swaminathan, a pioneer educationist walked up to Kombai S. Anwar and said that she wanted to apologize to him. Anwar, who was feeling ecstatic that his labour of love, was released after four years of painstaking research and struggle says, he was “taken aback” that such a distinguished and elderly person, wanted to apologize to him.

    When he asked, somewhat embarrassingly the reason for her feeling vindicated, Swaminathan replied that she always spoke to him in Urdu, whenever she met him, despite him telling her that, he did not speak the language and today after watching the film, she had realized that not every Muslim spoke Urdu and that there is something called the Tamil Muslim, who shares the same history and language as she does. Swaminathan, who has witnessed the unfolding of terrible tragedies during the partition, said that she now felt “contended.”

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    Kombai S. Anwar

    “We need to break this stereotyping of Muslim image among people, I want to tell that ours is a highly decentralized, diversified community, with different history and culture,” says Anwar, whose documentary Yaadhum, which means “all” or “everything,” in Tamil, traces the history and cultural identity of Tamil speaking Muslims in the state and beyond.

    He says Islam came to South India, way before it made its presence in the North; Anwar points to the fledgling spice trade that existed between the Arabs and the Indians in the south and asserts that Islam in south is as contemporary as Arabia. He quotes Prof. PJ Cherian from his film, and says that trade not only brings goods, but also brings in different ideas, technology and new thinking. He says that contrary to popular belief that the natives were forcefully converted to Islam, the evolution of the community was gradual and has a completely different facet to it and it is these phases and appearances that Yaadhum brings to light.

    In the film, Prof M.G.S. Narayanan, Director General, Centre for Heritage Studies, Govt. of Kerala, for example cites one very interesting historical fact, where the Mapilla Muslims, under the leadership of Kunjali Marakkar, who were the Muslim naval chiefs of the Zamorin king of Kerala, were able to successfully stall the invasion of Malabar by the Portuguese for over a century. He says that there was a law which was passed by the Zamorin that at-least one member of the fisherman families in Calicut must get converted to Islam, because the Hindus were reluctant to go to the sea, and the Portuguese were the naval superpower of the time.

    Of the many little known and unknown facts, the most striking and revealing one the documentary covers is the fine Dravidian style architecture of mosques found in parts of Tamil Nadu, which Anwar says are in thousands. Dr. Raja Mohamad, Asst. Director of Museums (Retired), Govt. Museum, Chennai, says that there are no regulations with respect to Islamic architecture; “the mosque is a quiet place for prayer.” Hence, he continues, “wherever Islam spread it adapted the local architectural style.” Anwar says that one can see the Dravidian influence in the houses of Tamil Muslims too. He asserts this only proves, how integrated Islam was, in the predominantly Hindu environment.

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    Kilakarai Jumma Mosque: Kilakkarai jumma palli is one of the finest Dravidian mosques built by Seethakathi Maraikayar at Kilakarai in the late 17th Century.

    Yaadhum, which is Anwar’s journey in search of his Tamil Muslim roots and identity takes him and in turn us, from the Vaishnavite pilgrimage town of Alwartirunagari to Kayalpattinam to Pulicat and many other historical places, bringing in great stories and pieces of history of Muslim relations and their progression through the ages.

    A former freelance journalist and photographer, S. Anwar found his true calling in documenting history and film making and has in the past made short films on the Big Temple at Thanjavur, commissioned by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). In the film, Anwar as a voiceover narrator says that, “While ‘who am I’ is never a question that bothered me during my growing-up years, it became quite important to me and to countless other Muslims, especially in these increasingly troubled times.”

    For Anwar those troubled times, came in the form of the 1998 Coimbatore bombings and the communal riots that followed it. Though the event shook him mentally, but it was reading Tariq Ali’s ‘Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree’ that made him ponder over the “Islam and Muslims that he saw around him, and the Islamic society that the book talks about, which is that of tolerance and openness”. A series of seminars and writings on the local history followed, until he later realized that, there is a tremendous amount of distortion of Muslim history and that a film, if not completely erase it, but at least could abate the misconceptions surrounding the community and its history.

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    The documentary is the first of the three part series that he has planned, the next two parts will among others, and focus on the Tamil Muslim diaspora, which he says is in great number. Having received great appreciation and recognition for the work in Tamil Nadu, he now plans to screen the documentary in cities and towns across the country and abroad, and is currently in talks with few universities.

    Anwar says that Yaadhum has made him reflect, that, like the Muslims of the past, who lived assuming multiple identities, without those identities coming in to conflict, with either their religious believes or their inhabited milieu, he too, has multiple identities. He says his identity is not only that of a Muslim, but also that of a Tamil and many others, and like the old Tamil adage goes, ‘Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir’ – The world is mine, all are my kinsmen.

    The film can be bought at Yaadhum.com.
    Source : http://twocircles.net/2013dec22/yaadhum_search_roots_and_identity.html

     
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