Living Islam

Monday, Dec 18th

Last update:10:52:35 AM GMT

You are here: Magazine Current Affairs

Current Affairs

Islam being a way of life, means all Muslims must stay abreast of happenings locally and globally. We have to align ourselves with both the lunar and solar calendar. We have to follow the strong current  to find the way we need to go.

Behind Close Doors - Afterword

E-mail Print PDF

14.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-ZA X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;}

“Behind closed doors” is based on a series of articles done by the writer, commenting on what she observed in the community. Each one highlights a very disturbing trend in the way we live, and all of these incidents have been dealt with in my career as a community social worker. This book is a sincere and honest rendition of Islam’s guidance for mankind in all aspects of life.

In striving to provide solutions to these problems, the writer uses quotations from Quran and Hadith as a guide to the family, the teachers of religion, leaders, and the community in general. Her main aim is to get us to reflect and build a spiritually strong awareness and consciousness of Islam.

In her writing she highlights the danger of compromising on seemingly small lessons of Islam, which can lead to major catastrophes.

She points out the dangers of westernization and its influence on the vulnerable youth if they are left without guidance.

The writer also highlights the plight of reverts to Islam who struggle to integrate into the broader Muslim community.

 

“Lo, Allah changeth not the condition of a folk until they (first)

change that which is in their hearts…” Holy Quran: Surah 13. Verse 11

 

She points out that in spite of our weaknesses; we have the infinite mercy of our Creator, who is ready to forgive if we are truly repentant.  Through Allah’s mercy we are given the great gift of the pilgrimage and the opportunity of expiating our transgressions on Mount Arafat.  This serves to re-energize the Muslims with mental, spiritual and emotional healing.

 

Mrs. Nuroun Mintin

Community Social Worker

Founder of I.S.W.A. (The first Islamic Social welfare organization)

April 2012/ Jamadal-ulaa 1433

 

 

Behind Close Doors - Forward

E-mail Print PDF

14.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-ZA X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;}

FOREWORD

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST GRACIOUS, MOST MERCIFUL

The Family Unit is The Axis of our society. A Healthy Family equals a Healthy Society. But, as Jasmine Khan so aptly portrays in this book, what’s happening behind closed doors to the families of today is leading to a moral breakdown in society.

Taken from a series of articles published by the author in the Muslim views, this book endeavours to unveil the ailments that plague the Muslim family of today and how to remedy them.

KORG USB-MIDI Driver for Windows Samsung SCX-5637FR Printer Driver 3.11.13:20 is the latest USB MIDI driver.

The list of ailments is comprehensive and not exaggerated in the least.The solutions are taken from the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah [lifestyle] of our beloved prophet Muhammad (saw) and have been brilliantly contextualised for our contemporary society.

Jasmine Khan has written a refreshing book that has something for everyone in the family to reflect on. She has given us day to day life experiences that we can all relate to and clear advice on how to plot the way forward.

This book is a must read for every Muslim who seeks to improve their family ties, become a better parent, a more obedient child, a tolerant and respectful spouse, a compassionate sibling and just to be a good person that contributes to the moral upliftment  of the family unit.

It has been my honour and my pleasure to write this foreword and to recommend this book to our beloved community.

Riyadh Walls

Imam of Masjid Al-Jamiah

Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa.

April 2012/ Jamadal-ulaa 1433

Behind Close Doors - Preface

E-mail Print PDF

 

PREFACE

One of the major challenges facing communities is that of domestic abuse and violence. While governments and various agencies have instituted laudable programmes to combat violence against women and children – for example, the global 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign – one needs a sustained approach to combat the scourge of domestic abuse and violence.

As an editor, I often grappled with this question as well: is our newspaper providing a forum that will address the issue on an on-going basis? Does Muslim Views give coverage that will tackle the problem as part of a process rather than an event?

So, when I received a letter for publication in Muslim Views in October 2008 from author and community activist, Jasmine Khan, it triggered off a sustained campaign which went to the core of the challenge of combating violence against women and children.

 

Jasmine Khan’s letter was the answer to the question I had been grappling with for a long while. The letter, while focussing on a particular case of abuse of a wife, encapsulated what thousands of women face daily. When Jasmine Khan telephoned me to

Behind Close Doors Book Launch

E-mail Print PDF

Jasmine Khan, author of

“Experience the flow”

Will be launching her new book,

“Behind closed doors”

On Voice of the Cape,

on Monday 21stMay, at 19.20,

(after Esha),Insha’Allah.

Bookshop Launch at Timbuktu Books, Stadium on Main, Claremont,

On Saturday 2nd June, 2012,

At 15.00, Insha’Allah

SALAAH, THE SECOND PILLAR OF ISLAM

E-mail Print PDF

Islam has five pillars which form the bedrock of our existence. The first one is to believe absolutely in Allah alone, as the source of our creation. Consequently there is a law of first things first which should govern our lives. Embracing this principle encourages us to acknowledge, accept and embrace Allah first in all that we do. By commencing every action with the Basmallah, we do everything for the sake of Allah. When we truly believe, we inquire of Allah what we are supposed to do. As we listen to our parents, because we know they have our best interests at heart, so we listen and obey Allah. We firmly believe that Allah, who created us, knows what is best for us. We obey out of gratitude, first for the gift of life, and then for the many blessings in our life. When we believe in Allah, we trust Allah will lead and guide us. When we put Allah first in our lives, the law of first things ensures that Allah will reward us abundantly.

  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  4 
  •  5 
  •  6 
  •  7 
  •  8 
  •  9 
  •  10 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »

Page 1 of 14

Salaah Times

Polls

Have you really benefited from Ramadan






Results

Who's Online

We have 14 guests online

Shout Box

Latest Message: 2 years, 6 months ago
  • thabiet.davi : Ramadan Kareem to all Muslim Sisters and Brothers .
  • balaski : «link» dan «link»
  • balaski : «link» - Rental Mobil Jogja «link» «link» «link» «link»
  • balaski : «link»
  • nuha.dramat : O Allah multiply my share in this month on account of its abundant blessings, make easy and smooth my means and ways to reach its mercy and bounties and do not prevent me from getting its good. O He who guides unto the clear truth.

Only registered users are allowed to post