Make your own free website on Tripod.com
Home
MessageBox
Qur'an
Sunnah
Articles
Books
Hajj News Articles

 Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
 
Salaam alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu
&
Peace be unto you,
 
Welcome to Wasat, a friendly forum with the purpose for all members to increase their knowledge on Islam together. We take great interest in the aspect of "Tazkiyah"(Purification of the Soul). We hope visiting our forum will be beneficial for all and that you'll find yourself wanting to come back for more and become a regular visitor and participant!
 
Muslims and Non-Muslims, young & old... everyone is welcome to join, providing you keep in mind this is a forum on Islam so treat eachother with respect and behave according to Qur'an & Sunnah in your messages.
Members have access to all forums  and are able to post/reply whereas guests are only able to view a selection of all our forums &, with the exception of "Advice Corner" where people can post as "guests" so they can remain anonymous if they like.
 

Muslims are called Ummatan Wasatan. The commentators of the Qur’an explain the word "wasat" as "justly balanced", "the best (khiyar or khayr)". Yusuf Ali says: "The essence of Islam is to avoid all extravagances on either side. It is a sober, practical religion."

"Thus have We made of you a Middle Ummah, that you might be witnesses over the people, and the Messenger a witness over yourselves…" (al-Baqarah: 143)

"Say: "O People of the Book! Make no excess in your religion, trespassing beyond the truth, nor follow the vain desires of people who went wrong in times gone by, who misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the even Way." (al-Ma’idah: 77)

 
 
You don't know what you're missing out on until you register and become a member[for free!] so.....
yellah! join Wasat, enjoy all the sections and start sharing your insight & knowledge with us!

Forums

 Sections Viewable for Guests & Members:
 
Forum Announcements, Comments/Suggestions, Drop In,  ChatDiscussions Messageboard, Advice Corner, Hajj & The Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah, The Month of Ramadan, Non Muslims, New Muslims, Islamic Topics, Chit Chat, Trivia!, World News, Job & Education,Youth, Dawah, Tazkiyah, Domestic Abuse, Five Pillars.
 
And for Members only:
 
Qur'an, Sunnah, WASAT'S BOOKCLUB, Sisters Section, Brothers Section, Learning Arabic, Inspirational, Funny Stuff, Health, Yummie Recipes, Audio Section[Qur'an/Anasheed]The Gallery, Members' Art Section,  Marriage/Family Life/Society
 &
Sisters ChatDiscussion Archive
[ every other week we hold Chatsessions for sisters only 8 pm CET]
 
Wasat's Bookclub is discussing this month:
src="http://www.lovereading.co.uk/books/covers/pw/This_Blinding_Absence_of_Light_jkt.jpg"border=0>

All trademarks and copyrights on this forum are owned by their respective owners. All texts written by members, moderators & admins are owned by the poster and may not be used without the author's permission. Members' posts don't necessarily reflect Islam, Muslims or Wasat's views.
© 2005-2006 Wasat

 
Wasat is temporarily available to members only, guests are welcome to to become members and have access to all sections by signing up.
 
Nasheed of the Week

as-Salaam alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu
 
We would like to invite you to Wasat, an Islamic Forum, a place with the aim to provide you with knowledge on Islam with the emphasis on "Tazkiyah"(Purification of the Soul). 
Both Muslims and Non-Muslims, young & old, are welcome to join, keep in mind it is a forum on Islam so treat eachother with respect and behave according to Qur'an & Sunnah in your messages.
Members have access to all forums  and are able to post/reply whereas guests are only able to vieuw a selection of all our forums.
 
Our Sections:
 
Sections Viewable for Guests & Members:
 
 
Muslims are called Ummatan Wasatan . The commentators of the Qur'an explain the word “wasat” as “justly balanced”, “the best (khiyar or khayr)”. ( see al-Tabari, al-Qurtubi, Ibn Kathir etc.) Yusuf Ali says: “The essence of Islam is to avoid all extravagances on either side. It is a sober, practical religion.” ( note 143 on 2:143)
 
Thus have We made of you a Middle Ummah, that you might be witnesses over the people, and the Messenger a witness over yourselves… ( al-Baqarah 2:143)



Say: "O People of the Book! Make no excess in your religion, trespassing beyond the truth, nor follow the vain desires of people who went wrong in times gone by, who misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the even Way. ( al-Ma'idah 5:77)
 
So join Wasat and start sharing your insight & knowledge with us!
 
 
peace
 
 
 
 

click here to download file

 Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
 
Salaam alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu
&
Peace be unto you,
 
Welcome to Wasat, a friendly forum with the purpose for all members to increase their knowledge on Islam together. We take great interest in the aspect of "Tazkiyah"(Purification of the Soul). We hope visiting our forum will be beneficial for all and that you'll find yourself wanting to come back for more and become a regular visitor and participant!
 
Muslims and Non-Muslims, young & old... everyone is welcome to join, providing you keep in mind this is a forum on Islam so treat eachother with respect and behave according to Qur'an & Sunnah in your messages.
Members have access to all forums  and are able to post/reply whereas guests are only able to view a selection of all our forums &, with the exception of "Advice Corner" where people can post as "guests" so they can remain anonymous if they like.
 

Muslims are called Ummatan Wasatan. The commentators of the Qur’an explain the word "wasat" as "justly balanced", "the best (khiyar or khayr)". Yusuf Ali says: "The essence of Islam is to avoid all extravagances on either side. It is a sober, practical religion."

"Thus have We made of you a Middle Ummah, that you might be witnesses over the people, and the Messenger a witness over yourselves…" (al-Baqarah: 143)

"Say: "O People of the Book! Make no excess in your religion, trespassing beyond the truth, nor follow the vain desires of people who went wrong in times gone by, who misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the even Way." (al-Ma’idah: 77)

 
 
You don't know what you're missing out on until you register and become a member[for free!] so.....
yellah! join Wasat, enjoy all the sections and start sharing your insight & knowledge with us!

Forums
 
 Sections Viewable for Guests & Members:
 
Forum Announcements, Comments/Suggestions, Drop In,  ChatDiscussions Messageboard, Advice Corner, Hajj & The Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah, The Month of Ramadan, Non Muslims, New Muslims, Islamic Topics, Chit Chat, Trivia!, World News, Job & Education,Youth, Dawah, Tazkiyah, Health, Dua, Dua Requests, Domestic Abuse, Five Pillars.
 
And for Members only:
 
Qur'an, Sunnah, WASAT'S BOOKCLUB, Sisters Section, Brothers Section, Learning Arabic, Inspirational, Funny Stuff, Yummie Recipes, Audio Section[Qur'an/Anasheed]The Gallery, Members' Art Section, Bid'ah, Marriage/Family Life/Society
 &
Sisters ChatDiscussion Archive
[ every other week we hold Chatsessions for sisters only 8 pm CET]
 
Wasat's Bookclub is discussing this month:
 
February's Choice:
 

Add your content here

 Sections Viewable for Guests & Members:
 
Forum Announcements, Comments/Suggestions, Drop In,  ChatDiscussions Messageboard, Advice Corner, Hajj & The Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah, The Month of Ramadan, Non Muslims, New Muslims, Islamic Topics, Chit Chat, Trivia!, World News, Job & Education,Youth, Dawah, Tazkiyah, Domestic Abuse, Five Pillars.
 
And for Members only:
 
Qur'an, Sunnah, WASAT'S BOOKCLUB, Sisters Section, Brothers Section, Learning Arabic, Inspirational, Funny Stuff, Health, Yummie Recipes, Audio Section[Qur'an/Anasheed]The Gallery, Members' Art Section,  Marriage/Family Life/Society
 &
Sisters ChatDiscussion Archive
[ every other week we hold Chatsessions for sisters only 8 pm CET]

*New!* Every Sunday/Monday: ChatDiscussions at Wasat... seperate rooms for brothers and sisters.  The chats will be held twice every sunday at Yahoo(Sisters) and at Paltalk(Brothers), insha Allah.

Times: 6 pm GMT(Sunday's) & 2 am GMT(Monday's) 
 
Duration: One hour plus extra time for questions if needed. Send a pm or mail to the admin[Oum Ali] for access to the rooms and more information.

Join us!

 Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
 
Salaam alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu
&
Peace be unto you,
 
Welcome to Wasat, a place with the aim to provide you with knowledge on Islam with the emphasis on "Tazkiyah"(Purification of the Soul). We hope you'll like it here and that you'll find it beneficial enough to keep coming back for more!
Both Muslims and Non-Muslims, young & old(er) are welcome to join, keep in mind this is a forum on Islam so treat eachother with respect and behave according to Qur'an & Sunnah in your messages.
Members have access to all forums  and are able to post/reply whereas guests are only able to vieuw a selection of all our forums, with the exception of "Advice Corner" where people can post as "guests" so they can remain anonymous if they like.
 
 
 
So join Wasat and start sharing your insight & knowledge with us!

Forums

Forum Announcements, Comments/Suggestions, Drop In, Advice Corner, The Month of Ramadan, Qur'an, Sunnah,Non Muslims, New Muslims, Islamic  Topics, Chit Chat, World News, Inspirational, Funny Stuff, Study Room, Health, Yummie Recipes, The Gallery, Members' Art Section, Sisters Section, Brothers Section, Dawah, Tazkiyah, Marriage/Family Life/Society, Domestic Abuse, Five Pillars.

Bismillah (Au nom de Dieu)

as-Salaam alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu

 

We would like to invite you to Wasat, an Islamic Forum, a place with the aim to provide you with knowledge on Islam with the emphasis on "Tazkiyah"(Purification of the Soul). 

Both Muslims and Non-Muslims, young & old, are welcome to join, keep in mind it is a forum on Islam so treat eachother with respect and behave according to Qur'an & Sunnah in your messages.
Members have access to all forums  and are able to post/reply whereas guests are only able to vieuw a selection of all our forums, with the exception of "Advice Corner" where people can post as "guests" so they can remain anonymous if they like.
 
We have many sections at Wasat, the newest feature being Wasat's Bookclub.   Every month we choose a novel, read it together and discuss it. Currently we are discussing Tahar ben Jelloun's "This Blinding absence of light". February's Choice is "Snow" by Orhan Pamuk... everyone is welcome to join us!
 
Forum Announcements, Comments/Suggestions, Drop In, Advice Corner, The Month of Ramadan, Qur'an, Sunnah,Non Muslims, New Muslims, Islamic  Topics, Chit Chat, World News, Inspirational, Funny Stuff, Study Room, Health, Dua, Dua Requests Yummie Recipes, The Gallery, Members' Art Section, Sisters Section, Brothers Section, Dawah, Tazkiyah, Marriage/Family Life/Society, Domestic Abuse, German Articles, Audio Section[Qur'an, Anasheed, Lectures], Learning Arabic & Wasat's Bookclub
 
 
 
 
Muslims are called Ummatan Wasatan . The commentators of the Qur'an explain the word “wasat” as “justly balanced”, “the best (khiyar or khayr)”. ( see al-Tabari, al-Qurtubi, Ibn Kathir etc.) Yusuf Ali says: “The essence of Islam is to avoid all extravagances on either side. It is a sober, practical religion.” ( note 143 on 2:143)
 
Thus have We made of you a Middle Ummah, that you might be witnesses over the people, and the Messenger a witness over yourselves… ( al-Baqarah 2:143)



Say: "O People of the Book! Make no excess in your religion, trespassing beyond the truth, nor follow the vain desires of people who went wrong in times gone by, who misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the even Way. ( al-Ma'idah 5:77)
 
So join Wasat and start sharing your insight & knowledge with us!
 
 

eoscct3a.gif Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem eoscct3a.gif
eosmelb6.gif
 
Salaam alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu
&
Peace be unto you,
 
Welcome to Nur al Islaam, a place with the aim to provide you with knowledge on what real Islam is with the emphasis on "Tazkiyah"(Purification of the Soul). We hope you'll like it here and that you'll find it beneficial enough to keep coming back for more!
Both Muslims and Non-Muslims are welcome to join, keep in mind this is a forum on Islam so treat eachother with respect and behave according to Qur'an & Sunnah in your messages.
Members have access to all forums  and are able to post/reply whereas guests are only able to vieuw a selection of all our forums, with the exception of "Advice Corner" where people can post as "guests" so they can remain anonymous if they like.
 
eos_la_swirl.gif
 
 
So join Nur al Islaam and start sharing your insight & knowledge with us!
http://nur-al-islaam.tripod.com/
 
 

eoscct3a.gif

banback.jpg

eosmelb6.gif

olivenessdrow2.jpg

eosrthbut1.gif

eosrthmove2.gif

olivenesstmed.jpg

eos_la_swirl.gif

eos_la_bar_green.gif

eosmwn19.gif

eosoberbackground.gif

eostrel13a.gif

eostrel13b.gif

Religion is Sincerity
 

Abū Ruqayyah Tamīm b. `Aws al-Dārī relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Religion is Sincerity.”

We asked: “To whom, O Messenger of Allah?”

He said: “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and the leaders of the Muslims and to the common Muslim.” [Sahīh Muslim]

The meaning of ‘Religion is sincerity’:

The terms in both the subject and the predicate of this sentence are categorical. This conveys in Arabic an all-inclusive meaning. It is as if the Prophet (peace be upon him) had said: “Religion is naught but sincerity.”

This is a very weighty statement showing the importance of sincerity in Islam. It brings us immediately to ask the question that the Companions asked: Sincerity to whom? The Prophet (peace be upon him) responded by mentioning five things to which Muslims must be sincere. We shall briefly touch upon each of these.

Sincerity to Allah:

Being sincere to Allah is of paramount importance in Islam. There are two aspects to this sincerity. The first of these is sincerity in worship. We must worship Allah alone, offering all of our devotions to him and to no other. The second is sincerity in our belief. We must have absolute faith that Allah alone is our Creator, our Sustainer, and our Lord.

Allah says: “They were not commanded but that they should worship Allah sincerely and worship none but Him, and that they should perform prayer and pay Zakāh. That is the right religion.” [Sūrah Al-Bayyinah: 5]

Sincerity to His Book:

Sincerity to Allah’s Book comprises a number of ideas. We must believe in what the Qur’ān tells us and doubt nothing that it says. We must know that the Qur’ān is Allah’s word that was revealed to Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Likewise, we must submit to Allah’s commands found within it and guide our lives by its teachings. We must believe that the laws enumerated in the Qur’ān are the best of laws that can never be rivaled by man-made laws.

Another aspect of this sincerity is to come to the defense of the Qur’ān from those who would aspire to corrupt, abuse, and misinterpret it with their tongues. Allah has taken the preservation of the Qur’ān upon Himself. However, this does not mean that people will not try to misrepresent it and corrupt how people approach it and understand it.

Sincerity to Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him):


We must have unwavering faith that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is indeed the Messenger of Allah and that everything that he tells us is true. We must obey him in all of his commands and prohibitions. We must know that everything that comes to us by way of the Prophet (peace be upon him) comes from Allah, for Allah informs us: “He does not speak of his own accord. It is but revelation that is revealed to him.” [Sūrah al-Najm: 3-4]

Allah equates obeying the Messenger (peace be upon him) to belief when He says: “O you who believe, obey Allah and obey His Messenger” [Sūrah al-Nisā’: 59]

Obedience to the Messenger (peace be upon him) is obedience to Allah. Allah says: “Whoever obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah.” [Sūrah al-Nisā’: 80]

He also says: “Whatever the Messenger gives you, take it, and whatever he forbids you, abstain from it.” [Sūrah al-Hashr: 7]

Sincerity to Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) also includes coming to his defense. During his lifetime, this meant literally defending him and physically standing by his side. Today, it means to defend his honor from those who malign it and his Sunnah from those who would disparage it or corrupt it.

Sincerity to the leaders of the Muslims:

There are two classes of people being referred to here. The first are the scholars whose duty is to know the religion, put it into practice, and teach it to the people. The second are the Muslim rulers whose duty is to carry out the Law of Islam.

Sincerity to the scholars entails loving them, respecting them, and helping them to propagate the faith. It also includes learning from them and benefiting from their knowledge. Sincerity to the scholars, however, does not mean to follow them blindly. If we find that we disagree with a scholar on a matter, we should seek out the evidence for what he says. Then, if we find that he is correct, we should follow him and if we find that he is mistaken, we should inform him respectfully of his error without disparaging him or belittling his knowledge.

Sincerity to the scholars also includes being careful of the statements and opinions that we attribute to them so that we do not falsely attribute to them anything that they did not say.

Sincerity to the Muslim rulers entails loving the righteous and just people among them. It also means to recognize the leadership of those in authority and to love that there is solidarity to among Muslims in their support and to hate disunity and dissention. It means to obey them in everything that entails no disobedience to Allah and to hate those who rise up against them.

Allah says: “O you who believe, obey Allah and obey His Messenger and those in authority among you.” [Sūrah al-Nisā’: 59]

We must obey the Muslim rulers in everything that does not entail disobedience to Allah, and we must refrain from rising up against them even if they fall short of what is expected from them. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “There will be rulers over you. You will agree with some of what they come with and reject some of it. Whoever rejects what must be rejected will maintain his innocence and whoever hates it will maintain his innocence. However, those who accept (what should be denied) and follow the ruler will be sinners.”

The Companions said: “O Messenger of Allah, shall we fight these rulers?”

He said: “No, as long as they pray.” [Sunan al-Tirmidhī]

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The best among your Imams (rulers) are those whom you love and they love you, pray (make supplication) for you and you pray for them, and the worst of your rulers are those whom you hate and they hate you and you curse them and they curse you.”

Someone asked: “O Messenger of Allah! Shall we confront them with swords?”

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “No, as long as they hold prayers among you. If you see from your rulers what you hate, hate the action they do but do not rebel against them.” [Sahīh Muslim]

Hudhayfah b. al-Yamān asked the Prophet (peace be upon him): “O Messenger of Allah, we were living in an evil (atmosphere) and Allah brought us good (Islam) and we live in it now. Will there be evil after this good?”

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Yes.”

Hudhayfah b. al-Yamān said: “And any good after this evil?”

He said: “Yes.”

Hudhayfah b. al-Yamān said: “And any evil after this good?”

He said: “Yes.”

Hudhayfah said: “How will it be?”

He said: “Imams (rulers) after me who do not abide by my guidance and Sunnah. Some of their men will have Satan’s heart in a human’s body.”

Hudhayfah said: “What should I do, O Messenger of Allah, if I live to see that time?”

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “You should listen and obey them even if (the ruler smites your back and takes your wealth.” [Sahīh al-Bukhārī and Sahīh Muslim]

These hadīth are evidence that is unlawful to rebel against the rulers even if they are oppressive as long as they do not exhibit outright unbelief.

Sincerity to the common Muslim:


We should have sincere love in out hearts for our Muslim brothers and sisters. We should greet our fellow Muslims with the greeting of “salām”.

We must feel joy at the prosperity of the Muslims and feel pain and sympathy for them when calamity befalls them.

We must sincerely advise our fellow Muslims about what is best for them in their faith and their worldly lives and teach them what is right. We must exhort them to what is right and forbid them from what is wrong and do so with the intention that they should benefit from it.
 
 
islamtoday.com

Well-behaved women rarely make history

All that glitters is not gold

Where is the love?

The West vs. Muslim Country...your preference?

How to Keep Smiling When All Looks Bleak

Poem: Wherever you are death will find you out

Solidarity & Katrina Victims

Virtues of Surahs

Add your content here

Section
New Messages
Most Viewed

Qur'an

2

Qur'an Quiz

Chit Chat

12

Funny looking Forum!!!!!

Islamic Topics

13

Virtues of Surahs

World News

32

China Detains Teacher, Students for Reading Quran

Dawah

4

Vanguards of Da`wah in the West

Study Room

1

What classes are you taking?

Health

6

Yoga Poses

Advice Corner

3

Missing Prayers

Marriage/Family Life/Society

13

Your Wedding Day

Tazkiyah

9

A Touching Story

Sister Section

Brothers Section

6

2

For members only

For members only

http://nur-al-islaam.tripod.com

http://nur-ar-ramadan.tripod.com/

nur_al_islaam@yahoo.com