Muslims and Prayer
oleh : everjihad
(THIS ARTICLE IM COPIED FROM ILUVISLAM WEBSITE)
Interestingly, for the millions of people enrolled in yoga classes, the Islamic form of prayer has provided Muslims for fourteen centuries with some of yoga’s same (and even superior) benefits. This simple form of “yoga” offers physical, mental, and spiritual benefits five times a day as Muslims assume certain positions while reciting Qur’an and athkar (remembrances).
If you’re interested, read further…
The Muslim prayer has five positions, and they all have a corresponding relationship with our spiritual and mental well being, according to modern scientific research.
The Takbir and Al Qiyyam (mountain pose in Yoga) - found to improve posture, balance, and self-awareness. Normalizes blood pressure, breathing, thus providing many benefits to asthma heart patients.
Placement of hands on the chest during the Qiyyam position - activates the nerve pathway, which directs our awareness of self in the world and controls the health of the muscular system, skin, intestines, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and eyes.
When the hands are held open for du’a, they activate the heart ; center of the feelings of love, harmony, and peace, and to control love and compassion. It also governs the health of the heart, lungs, thymus, immune system, and circulatory system.
When Muslims recite the Qur’an, old thoughts, feelings, fears and guilt are released or healed, and blood pressure and stress levels are reduced. Some specific sounds, in fact, correspond to major organs in the body. Vibrations made when pronouncing the long vowels, 'A', 'E' and 'U,' stimulated the heart, lungs, and the thyroid, pineal, pituitary, and adrenal glands.
The position of Ruku (forward bend) stretches the muscles of the lower back, thighs, legs and calves, and allows blood to be pumped down into the upper torso. It tones the muscles of the stomach, abdomen, and kidneys. Forming a right angle allows the stomach muscles to develop, and prevents flabbiness in the mid-section.
It also promotes a greater flow of blood into the upper regions of body – particularly to the head, eyes, ears, nose, brain, and lungs – allowing mental toxins to be released.
The Sujud - activates the person’s spiritual connection with the universe around them and their enthusiasm for spiritual pursuits. This nerve pathway is also correlated to the health of the brain, nervous system, and pineal gland. Controls basic human survival instincts and provides essential grounding. This helps to develop levelheaded and positive thinking along with a highly motivated view of life, and maintains the health of the lymph and skeletal systems, the prostate, bladder, and the adrenal glands.
The position of Al Qaadah) -(Thunderbolt Pose in yoga), which firms the toes, knees, thighs, and legs. good for those prone to excessive sleep, and those who like to keep long hours. Furthermore, this position assists in speedy digestion, aids the detoxification of the liver, and stimulates peristaltic action in the large intestine.
Last, but not least, the by turning the head towards first the right and then the left shoulder in the closing of the prayer - This nerve path is linked to the throat, neck, arms, hands, bronchials, and hearing – effecting individual creativity and communication.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Posted by ummul mujahidah_90 at 2:16 AM
The Amazing Phenomenon of Azaan
oleh : everjihad
(THIS ARTICLE IM COPIED FROM ILUVISLAM WEBSITE)
Azaan: The Amazing Phenomenon Amazing as it sounds, but fortunately for the Muslims of the world, it is an established fact. Have a look at a map of the world and you will find Indonesia on the eastern side of the earth. The major cities of Indonesia are Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Saibil.
As soon as dawn breaks on the eastern side of Saibil, at approximately 5:30 am local time, Fajar (Subuh) Azaan begins.
Thousands of Muazzins in Indonesia begin reciting the Azaan. The process advances towards West Indonesia. One and a half hours after the Azaan has been completed in Saibil, it echoes in Jakarta. Sumatra then follows suit and before this auspicious process of calling Azaan ends in Indonesia, it has already begun in Malaysia.
Burma is next in line, and within an hour of its beginning in Jakarta, it reaches Dakka, the capital city of Bangladesh. After Bangladesh, it has already prevailed in western India, from Calcutta to Srinagar. It then advances towards Bombay and the environment of entire India resounds with this proclamation. Srinagar and Sialkot (a city in north Pakistan) have the same timing for Azaan.
The time difference between Sialkot, Quetta, and Karachi is forty minutes, and within this time, Fajar Azaan is heard through out Pakistan. Before it ends there, it has already begun in Afghanistan and Muscat. The time difference between Muscat and Baghdad is one hour. Azaan resounds during this one hour in the environments of Hijaaz-e-Muqaddas (Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah), Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Iraq.!
The time difference between Baghdad and Alexandria in Egypt is again one hour. Azaan continues to resound in Syria, Egypt, Somalia and Sudan during this hour. The time difference between eastern and western Turkey is one and a half hours, and during this time it is echoed with the call to prayer. Alexandria and Tripoli (capital of Libya) are located at one hour's difference. The process of calling Azaan thus continues throughout the whole of Africa.
Therefore, the proclamation of the Tawheed and Risaalat that had begun in Indonesia reaches the Eastern Shore of the Atlantic Ocean after nine and half hours. Prior to the Azaan reaching the shores of the Atlantic, the process of Zohor Azaan has already started in east Indonesia, and before it reaches Dakka, Asar Azaan has started.
This has hardly reached Jakarta one and half hours later, the time of Maghrib becomes due, and no sooner has Maghrib time reached Sumatra, the time for calling Ishak Azaan has commenced in Saibil! When the Muazzins of Indonesia are calling out Fajar Azaan, the African Muazzins are calling the Azaan for Isha.
If we were to ponder over this phenomenon thoughtfully, we would conclude the amazing fact that there is not even a single moment when hundreds of thousands of Muazzins around the world are not reciting the Azaan on the surface of this earth. The Azaan is keep goin on and on. Non-stop! Even as you read this material right now, you can be sure there are at least thousands of people who are hearing and reciting the Azaan!!!
Allah said, "If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you."
"Yes, I love Allah. Allah is my fountain of Life and My Savior. Allah keeps me going day and night. Without Allah, I am no one. But with Allah, I can do! everything. Allah is my strength."
Posted by ummul mujahidah_90 at 2:08 AM
Reasons to Smile
oleh : candle0505
(THIS ARTICLE IM COPIED FROM ILUVISLAM WEBSITE)
1. Smiling makes us attractive
We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away ,but a smile draws them in.
2.Smiling changes our mood
Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.
3. Smiling is Contagious
When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you.
4. Smiling Relieves Stress
Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you'll be better able to take action.
5. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System
Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. revent the flu and colds by smiling.
6. Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure
When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home.
Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?
7. Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin
Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug.
8. Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger
The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don't go for a face lift, just try smiling your way through the day!you'll look younger and feel better.
9. Smiling Makes You Seem Successful
Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and people will react to you differently.
10. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive
Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It's hard. When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that "Life is Good!" Stay away from depression, stress and worry by smiling.
From : Mark Stibich
Posted by ummul mujahidah_90 at 1:51 AM
My Reversion to Islam:
Jews for Allah
By: Yousef al Khattab
Editor: Ibn affandi
(THIS ARTICLE I COPIED FROM ILUVISLAM WEB SITE)
Yousef's family (taken from jews-for-Allah.org)
I was born to a Secular Jewish family, and at the age of 18 years old decided to look "deeper" into belief in God. Like most people, I looked at religion from a view point that was closer to me. Being that my family was Jewish and I was raised to attend Jewish schools I looked into Rabbinical "Orthodox Judaism".
In the year 1988 I entered a Yeshiva and started my journey into the Orthodox Rabbinical racist cult. In 1991 I wed my First wife (then) Luna Mellul now Qamar al Khattab. She was from the Moroccan town named Tetouan and was attending the racist Orthodox Jewish girl's seminary known as Breuers or Sampson Raphael Hirsh Bet Yaakov aka Bais Yakov.
1992 bought us the birth of my first child Abdel Rahman (formally Rachamim Cohen). Alhamdulilah he was then as he is now my pride and joy. Upon the birth of Abdel Rahman we were living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in the Satmar Hasidic community. I used to see all the lying and cheating, government scams and money laundering using the Synagogue and Yeshiva bank accounts and the poor hygiene of these folk, and was nervous for my new born son not to grow up like these folk. We tried broadening our horizons and moved to the Ocean Parkway area of Brooklyn, later that year.
1994 till 1998 bought us the birth of 3 more wonderful children alhumdulilah. Hesibeh, Abdel Aziz (formally Ezra),and Abdullah (formally Ovadia) during these years I tried to convince myself that Judaism was a true path and I just didn't understand it because I never read the entire set of Talmud and it three different ways of understanding it including the "hidden level". You see this is the trick in the rabbinical cult, you will not EVER finish learning all the rabbinic text thus you are subservient to the Rabbis (a.k.a Elders of Zion) who will interpret Judaism for you. During this time frame the Rabbis saw that we doubted there beliefs thus constantly followed our family contacting all new friends and employers etc. The Rabbis MUST ALWAYS know where you move to and who are your friends. The Rabbis were starting to be a big nuisance as were the Rabbinical Jews so seeking a better future elsewhere we loaded up the family and moved to Palestine. (Then, like most westerners we were brainwashed to refer to the Jew entity as Israel).
September,1998 we now arrived in Ghaza or what the Jewish squatters refer to as Gush Qatif. Quickly my wife was turned off by the lies of the folk there and my son Abdel Rahman came running home from school one day saying "Daddy, my teacher doesn't cover her hair properly, her dress is to short, they don't learn Torah here and all they do is play"!! Maashaallah, my son was very correct so with no possessions or money we set off to find a home in the nearby Jew settlement of Netivot in occupied 1948 Palestine. Shas, a "religious political party" immediately helped us by providing a home and their private school system and my kids went from knowing NO Hebrew to being tops in there class alhumdulilah. During our stay in Netivot I met a Muslim from UAE and we had conversations for about 2 years where he would ask me questions about Jewish Aqeedah or Jewish creed, and then compare it to Tawheed al Elohiya a part of Islamic Monotheism. I would then go and ask major Rabbis questions about the Jewish creed and always got 60000 different answers. The Jews can't even tell you where there God is based on text; rather they say God is everywhere! (authubilah) One day I decided to go to the Arab souk and buy a translation of the meaning of the Holy Quran in the English language. Subahanallah I could not put it down!! Every problem I had with Jews and Judaism was being addressed by Allah the Most High, in the first three chapters of the Quran Allah swt answered most of my doubts about Judaism. The Quran is firm with the Jews and invites them to a just truth (Islam) to save them from the hellfire their ancestors are currently in.
When I finished reading the entire Quran, I could no longer associate with Jews any longer, thus I was obliged to tell my wife I am a Muslim. Alhamdulilah within two weeks my wife decided to read the Quran and became a Muslimah! Then the kids after her alhamdulilah. Soon after this we moved to the Palestinian Authority and East Jerusalem where we lived for almost 6 years.
Today 2006 alhamdulilah we live in Morocco. My kids' alhumdulilah no longer remember Hebrew and their first language is Arabic. All are learning in Islamic Arabic schools alhumdulilah and we thank Allah subahan w tala for blessing us with Islam.
This article was taken from Jews-for-Allah.org
Posted by ummul mujahidah_90 at 1:33 AM
Thursday, May 21, 2009
(this article im copied from iluvislam website)
Why do we read Quran, even if we can't understand a single Arabic word? This is beautiful story, please read till end and forward to all you knows...
An old American Muslim lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Qur'an. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.
One day the grandson asked,
"Grandpa! I try to read the Qur'an just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Qur'an do?"
The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied,
"Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water."
The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house.
The grandfather laughed and said,
"You'll have to move a little faster next time,"
He sent him back to the river with the basket to try again. This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead.
The old man said,
"I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You're just not trying hard enough,"
He went out the door to watch the boy try again. At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would Leak out before he got back to the house. The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty.
Out of breath, he said,
"See Grandpa, it's useless!"
"So you think it is useless?"
The old man said,
"Look at the basket."
The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.
"Son, that's what happens when you read the Qur'an. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and outside. That is the work of Allah in our lives."
Moral of the story : Read Al-Quran frequently as it will purify our heart. When we have pure heart, it is easy to do righteous and leave jahiliyah and badness in ourselves.
Posted by ummul mujahidah_90 at 6:30 AM
Sunday, May 17, 2009
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.........
Friendship is a miracle by which a person contents to view from a certain distance and without coming any nearer,they are being who is as necessary to him as food......
For when who beings who are not friends are near each other..there is no meeting and when friends are apart..there is no separation...
Sahabat yang beriman ibarat mentari yang menyinar...sahabt yang setia bagai pewangi yang mengharumkan...sahabat sejati pendorong impian...sahabat berhati mulia membawa kita ke jalan ALLAH..
Pengalaman mengajar kita erti kedewasaan...inilah yang dinamakan rencah hidup...jika hidup sentiasa bahagia...kita pasti tidak dapat memahami erti kehidupan yang sebenar...
Antara pesan Lukmanul Hakim..ingat 2 perkara dan lupakan 2 perkara..ingat ALLAH dan ingat mati...lupakan kejahatan orang pada kita dan lupakan kebaikan kita pada orang...
friends like a computer..u enter in my life...i save u in my heart...i will format all of my problem to u...thats why i will never delete u from my memory..
friens are like pieces of puzzle,if u loss one,it will never be complete again,i just want u to know that u are one of the pieces that i cant afford to loss...
if two hearts are meant to be friends,no matter how long it takes,how far they go,how though it seems,fate will bring them together to share friendship forever..
keberkatan dan kemanisan perjuangan hanya untuk mereka yang sanggup berjihad dalam kepayahan mampu berkorban dalam tangisan rela imannya diuji dalam keperitan...
Dunia itu RACUN,ZUHUDlah ubatnya.KATA-KATA YANG SIA-SIA itu racun,ZIKIRlah ubatnya.UMUR itu racun TAATlah ubatnya.HARTA itu racun ZAKATlah ubatnya.SETIAP TAHUN itu racun RAMADHAN lah ubatnya.
Sekali kaki melangkah di jalan ALLAH,jangan undur,biar masa berganti,aqidah jangan mati,biar zaman berubah,keyakinan pada ALLAH jangan goyah,hidup dan mati kerana ALLAH...
Star has 5 ends,square has 4 ends,triangle has 3 ends,line has 2 ends,life has 1 ends but ALLAH'S BLESSING has NO END..
Sabda nabi: ajarkanlah mereka tentang agama,berikanlah peringatan dan jangan susahkan mereka,apabila mereka marah hendaklah kamu berdiam diri(jangan berhujah dengan mereka)
I met IMAN,TAQWA,PATIENCE,PEACE,JOY,HEALTH,LOVE&WEALTH. Today they need a permanent place to stay. i gave them your address. hope they arrived safely to see u..
ILMU penyuluh hidup,AMAL bekalan perjalanan,AKHLAK hiasan jiwa & PERIBADI menuju destinasi AKHIRAT ia sudah pasti..
Posted by ummul mujahidah_90 at 2:16 AM