Open Your Eyes Dinner

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By Kumaran Nagapa- Grassroots

Syukur Alhamdulillah, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Open Your Eyes Dinner at the very retro-ish Kelab Darul Ehsan, Ampang, last night (28/11/15).

The dinner was organized by Hidayah Centre and the speakers were Bro Firdaus Wong and Sis Rafiedah Veronica.

Since my car is still in the workshop, Subashini, Baby Jyo, Mr. Mariappan and myself were driven there by the wonderful couple Abg. Sahid and Kak Rugayah Shadan. This is not the first time these active members of Ikram-Kuala Selangor, came out of their way to help us.

The evening was made sweeter by the presence of my non-muslim family members; Mr. Mrs. Nagapa, my parents, Mr.Mrs. Gopalan, my brother and sister in law, Mr. Mrs. Gopal, my uncle and aunt, and their son Sanjeev, who were some of the earliest to arrive.

This is the first time my family members are attending an Islamic function. Perhaps some of you may understand when I say how nervous I was. The hardest to dakwah, is, ones own family.

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But the friendly voice our emcee of the night, Bro Kassim, eased my nerves and we started off the evening with solat Maghrib jemaah and followed by a sumptuous dinner.

By the time our first speaker of the night, Bro Firdaus Wong, took stage, the banquet hall was jam packed by about 80 people and extra chairs were arranged.

This eloquent ex-footballer was scoring within minutes, catching the audiences attention by sharing the key message of Allah is the God for all mankind. He shared easy to understand verses from the Holy Quran and Hadis of our beloved Rasullallah Nabi Muhammad PBUH.

During the question and answer session, Bro Firdaus had to tackled questions from the crowd before ending the talk with the catchy yet meaningful phrase “I.S.L.A.M. – I Shall Love All Mankind.”

The warmed up crowd was easy picking for Sis Rafiedah Veronica, who shared some heart-wrenching personal experiences. Many of the audience were moved by her well timed and worded talk.

I took chance to hang out with her children and could see how this amazing mother juggles her dakwah without neglecting her family. May the strength of Allah swt. be always be with our inspirational Sis Rafiedah.

Towards the end of the evening, we were treated with a round of prizes from a quiz based on the given talks. After viewing a short video of Dr. Zakir Naik, another round of quiz and prizes were given.

Just when I thought the evening could not get any better for the up and about crowd, we beared witnessed to the highlight of the night, Syukur Alhamdulillah, three wonderful souls who had received Hidayah decided to Syahadah on stage.

Syahadah of Bro Victor from Ghana led by Bro Fakharuddin

Syahadah of Bro Victor from Ghana led by Bro Fakharuddin

As I walked my family to their respective cars, I thanked them for joining this event and tried getting some feedback. Alhamdulillah I heard many positive things.

It was the minor details that won big. My mom mentioned how thoughtful it was by the organizers to consider the vegetarian corner and no beef was served. My dad spoke about the multitude of races amongst the attendees and coordinators.

Finally before departing, my mother gave me some muruku, nei urundai, sippi and coconut candies as we were yet to meet for Deepavali, and asked, ” So, when are we doing this again?”…

Ps: My heartfelt prayers to the organizers, speakers, our new brothers and sister, my family, attendees and the readers of this article. May we be blessed with His hidayah and rahmah always. Amin ya rabbal al amin.

Muslim World Fate  

The world today are not peaceful and secure to the people. What we see and what we heard on the television screen almost every night are focusing on people’s dilemma in Middle East, the Rohingnya in Myanmar and several part around the world. Why the world look like this ? The currently issues is about Syrian, Palestinians,Yemenis, Egyptian  and several Islamic countries such as Iraq, Libya  in critical situation. The war is never ever ending causing  a lot of damage to the country and killing too many deaths of innocent children and eldest. Million of people had been force to leave their country because of war. What happen to the world society today, bombing and killing people everywhere. There are no other word to described our heartiest  sadness  when million refugees struggling themselves to sacrifice good life for food and drink, live in a poor tent without proper accommodation. Can we imagine how difficult to survive their life and for sure the children leave with undernourished.This is a real world  in the 21 century where people claiming as a modern civilization. I do not have an accurate record to share with my beloved readers but according to the news there are more than two hundred thousand people were killed during the Syrian crisis. The latest news we heard bomb blast in Ankara the capital Turkey three days ago killing about 86 people and injuring more than two hundred civilians. This is a real scenario happen to the world society because of suspicious , anger  and paranoia to the people.United Nation role

United Nation (UN) is responsible  on security and maintaining peaceful  among countries on the globe, but the UN can’t do much to stop the aggressor from brutally invasion.  History was recorded, the crisis between Israel and Palestine is never ever ending since 1948 where the immigrants from several part in Europe migrated to Palestine and than claim the land are theirs. Today Palestine become smaller and shrinking because of Israelis brutal invasions. What happen to the young and eldest Palestinians. Are they secure and safe at home? The answer is absolutely antagonistic. Children in Palestine never aspect they can playing, studying and learning in peace and harmony like other people.The Israelis invasions to the land never stop until they can conquer the whole Gaza and West Bank territory. The Arab country not much help  to support our brothers and sisters to defend their belongings. The Islamic countries should not hands-off  to overcome the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Historically, Palestine is part of Arab peninsula situated near Jordan, border of  Egypt and Syria. Palestine is a holy land because of  Masjidil Aqsa, a symbol  of  the third holy mosque in Islam, where our beloved Prophet Muhammad Saw (p.b.u.h) performed Solah during HIS miracle journey from Mecca to Al Aqsa Mosque.  Palestine is a strategic country situated closely to the Mediterranean Sea. Israel with arrogance of power was ignore and depriving the Palestinian land brutally.

Source: jenverrettce20.wordpress.com   Crisis in SyriaMillion refugees migrated to Turkey and several other countries such as Germany, United Kingdom and European countries on humanity factors. Some of them died because of too hunger, thirsty, lack of health and fail to get proper treatment.This is the critical situation happening to our brothers and sisters across the globe. The world leaders should not be silence and close their eyes due to the critical situation. The victory or fall country because of insincere leadership management. Iraq after Saddam Hussein was totally destroyed and few years later Libya under Muaamar Gadafi also damaged after the Super Power country used their machinery to destroy the country and killing  both leaders. What is the main reason they hate and invasion Libya and Iraq? It is too much difference with the crisis in Syria under Basyar Al Asad. What is so special Basyar’s regime to the Super Power country compare to other Muslim countries? The Muslim countries are in critical crisis. The whole life was totally cripples because of arrogance and greedy power. What happen to Yemen ? Who actually behind the crisis? Where are Muslim solidarity? Why Muslim are labeling extremist and terrorist ? Make it our world safe and free to the people. Do not differentiate people and treat them equally as human being. O Allah The Most Merciful, the Most Gracious we raise up our hand to get blessing from YOU, protect every single Muslim, our brothers and sisters from  despotic cruelty regime. Ameen.

Sad plight: Syrian children sleeping inside their family's tent in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. There are currently 1.6 million people from Syria in need of help in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt
Source: Mail Online

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TUESDAY 13 Oct 2015
Malay Medium (English)

TERROR ATTACK IN PARIS

Paris was attacked and there were three suicide bombings outside the Stade de France, along with mass shootings and another suicide bombing at four locations near central Paris. The deadliest attack was at the Bataclan theatre, where the attackers took hostages before engaging in a stand-off with police until 00:58 on 14 November.The editorial of Saudara Baru wishes to strongly oppose to such illegal act of terror in the name of Islam. This act is not an act that is taught in Islam and Islamic law forbids aggressive warfare. The Quran says,

“But if the enemies incline towards peace, do you also incline towards peace. And trust in God! For He is the one who hears and knows all things.” (8:61) The Quran chapter “The Cow,” 2:190, says, “Fight in the way of God against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! God loveth not aggressors.”

The act of finding fault on any terror attacks are always linked to Islam and we have some stupid so called Islamic Organization that quickly claims its responsibility. WE THE MUSLIMS VEHEMENTLY DENY SUCH TERROR ATTACKS ARE NOT ISLAMIC AND WE DESPISE.

MUSLIMS ARE NOT TERRORISTS AND TERRORISTS ARE NOT MUSLIMS

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In the HISTORY of the world, who has KILLED maximum INNOCENT human beings

1) “Hitler”
Do you know who he was?

He was a Christian, but media will never call Christians terrorists.

2) “Joseph Stalin called as Uncle Joe”.

He has killed 20 million human beings including 14.5 million were starved to death.

Was he a Muslim?

3) “Mao Tse Tsung (China)”

He has killed 14 to 20 million human beings.

Was he a Muslim?

4) “Benito Mussolini (Italy)”

He has killed 400 thousand human beings.

Was he a Muslim?

5) “Ashoka” In Kalinga Battle

He has killed 100 thousand human beings.

Was he a Muslim?

6) Embargo put by George Bush in Iraq,

1/2 million children
has been killed in Iraq alone!!! Imagine these people are never called terrorists by the media.

Why?

Today the majority of the non-muslims are afraid by hearing the words “JIHAD”.

Jihad is an Arabic word which comes from root Arabic word “JAHADA” which means “TO STRIVE” or “TO STRUGGLE” against evil and for justice. It does not
mean killing innocents.

The difference is we stand against evil, not with evil”.

You still think that ISLAM is the problem?

1. The First World War, 17 million dead
(caused by non-Muslim).

2. The Second World War, 50-55 million dead (caused by non-Muslim).

3. Nagasaki atomic bombs 200000 dead
(caused by non-Muslim).

4. The War in Vietnam, over 5 million dead (caused by non-Muslim).

5. The War in Bosnia/Kosovo, over 5,00,000 dead (caused by non-Muslim).

6. The War in Iraq (so far) 12,000,000 deaths
(caused by non-Muslim).

7. Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Burma etc (caused by non-Muslim).

8. In Cambodia 1975-1979, almost 3 million deaths (caused by non-Muslim).

“MUSLIMS ARE NOT TERRORISTS
AND
TERRORISTS ARE NOT MUSLIMS.”

13 VALID REASONS WHY AND HOW MUSLIMS ARE LIKE Jesus (PBUH) AND TRUER FOLLOWERS OF Jesus THAN MOST CHRISTIANS BELIEVE

1. Jesus (pbuh) taught that there is only One God and Only God should be worshipped as taught in Deut 6:4, Mark 12:29. Muslims also believe this as taught in the Qur’an verse 4:171.

2. Jesus (pbuh) didn’t eat pork as taught in Leviticus 11:7 , and neither do Muslims as taught in the Qur’an verse 6:145.

3. Jesus (pbuh) greeted with the words “as salaamu alaikum” (Peace be with you) in John 20:21. Muslims also greet each other this way.

4. Jesus (pbuh) always said “God Willing” (inshallah), Muslims say this too before doing anything as taught in the Qur’an verses 18:23-24.

5. Jesus (pbuh) washed his face, hands, and feet before praying. The Muslims do the same.

6. Jesus (pbuh) and other prophets of the Bible prayed with their head to the ground (see Matthew26:39). Muslims do too as taught in the Qur’an verse 3:43.

7. Jesus (pbuh) had a beard and wore a throbe. It is Sunnah for Muslim men to do the same.

8. Jesus (pbuh) followed the law and believed in all the prophets, (see Matthew 5:17). Muslims do too as taught in the Qur’an verses 3:84, and 2:285.

9. Jesus’ mother Maryam (pbut) dressed modestly by fully covering her body and wearing a headscarf (hijab) as found in 1 Timothy 2:9, Genesis 24:64-65, and Corinthians 11:6. Muslim women modestly dress the same as taught in the Qur’an verse 33:59.

10. Jesus (pbuh) and other prophets of the Bible fasted up to 40 days (see Exodus 34:28, Daniel 10:2-6. 1Kings 19:8, and Matthew 4:1-Muslims do so also during the month of Ramadan. Muslims are required to fast the full obligatory 30 days (see Qur’an 2:183), and others take it a step further by fasting an additional 6 days to increase their rewards.

11. Jesus (pbuh) taught to say “Peace to this house” when entering it (see Luke 10:5), and to also greet the people in the house with “peace be unto you”. Muslims do exactly what Jesus did and taught. When we enter our homes and the homes of others we say “Bismillah” and also greet with “as salaamu alaikum” (peace be upon you) as taught in the Qur’an verse 24:61.

12. Jesus (pbuh) was circumcised. Circumcision is 1 of the 5 fitrah in Islam, so Muslim men are required to be circumcised. According to the Bible in Luke 2:21, Jesus was eight days old when he was circumcised. In the Torah, Allah/God stated to the Prophet Abraham (pbuh) that it is an “Everlasting covenant” (see Genesis 17:13). In the Qur’an verse 16:123 Muslims are required to follow the religion of Abraham. The Prophet Muhammad (saws) said, “The Prophet Abraham
circumcised himself when he was eighty years old.” (see Sahih hadith Bukhari, Muslim, and Ahmad).

13. Jesus (pbuh) spoke aramaic and called God”Elah”, which is pronounced the same as “Allah”. Aramaic is an ancient, Biblical language. It is one of the Semitic languages that also include Hebrew, Arabic, Ethiopic and the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian language of Akkadian.
The Aramaic”Elah” and the Arabic “Allah” are the same.
The Aramaic “Elah” is derived from the Arabic “Allah”, and it means “GOD”. “Allah” in Arabic also means”GOD”, the Supreme GOD Almighty. You can easilysee the similarity in their pronunciation so this concludes that the God of Jesus is also the God of the Muslims, of all mankind, and all that exist.
Now tell me who is the real follower of Jesus (pbuh)? Obviously Muslims. Now I believe am a true follower of Jesus PBUH

Emmanuel Adebayor converts to Islam

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For the past few months, Togolese footballer, Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor has been releasing online family issues and how he has been dealing with them as well as vice versa. As days, weeks, months stretched on, he was reported to have dumped his Christian faith and converted to islam. His ‘conversion’ was also published online with a YouTube video showing him in a gathering of muslim faithfuls.

We Denounce Any Aggression Against Mankind

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Before the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria had even claimed responsibility for the shootings and explosions that killed more than 120 in Paris on Friday night, Muslims around the world took to social media to condemn the perpetrators and defend Islam as a faith of nonviolence.We don’t yet know who carried out the attack, but we know they either aren’t Muslims at all or they aren’t real Muslims, in the nature of the case.

Here are the top ten ways that Islamic law and tradition forbid terrorism :

1. Terrorism is above all murder. Murder is strictly forbidden in the Qur’an. Surah Al An An’am verse 151 says, “and do not kill a soul that God has made sacrosanct, save lawfully.” (i.e. murder is forbidden but the death penalty imposed by the state for a crime is permitted). Surah Al Maidah verses 32 says, “… whoso kills a soul, unless it be for murder or for wreaking corruption in the land, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and he who saves a life, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind.”

2. If the motive for terrorism is religious, it is impermissible in Islamic law. It is forbidden to attempt to impose Islam on other people. The Qur’an says, “There is no compulsion in religion. The right way has become distinct from error.” (-The Cow, 2:256). Note that this verse was revealed in Medina in 622 AD or after and was never abrogated by any other verse of the Quran. Islam’s holy book forbids coercing people into adopting any religion. They have to willingly choose it.

3. Islamic law forbids aggressive warfare. The Quran says, “But if the enemies incline towards peace, do you also incline towards peace. And trust in God! For He is the one who hears and knows all things.” (8:61) The Quran chapter “The Cow,” 2:190, says, “Fight in the way of God against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! God loveth not aggressors.”

4. In the Islamic law of war, not just any civil engineer can declare or launch a war. It is the prerogative of the duly constituted leader of the Muslim community that engages in the war. Nowadays that would be the president or prime minister of the state, as advised by the mufti or national jurisconsult.

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