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    Ramadan Fever!

    Author Unknown http://www.themodernreligion.com/ramadan.html

    The heat is on! Once a year a dramatic change occurs in the Muslim
    community. Once a year Icky baby and the Sams becomes Iqbal and Sameera.
    Off come the baggy jeans, the Nike 180's and the Raiders cap. On come the
    yellow Shalwar Kameez (clothes most Pakistanis wear), the brylcreamed
    hairstyle which glues on that terribly uncool Towpee(cap) and in comes the
    miswak in the top pocket, making you look like something like "Karachi cops".

    It's during this HOLY month of Ramadan that we ditch the daytime raves and
    the frequent visit to the library (and we don't mean for the reference
    section) and begin to act it out. Icky baby becomes temporarily religious.

    It's a sort of spooky feeling. The Mosques are full and you feel good. Good
    cos' you've done your bit for the year. One by one you scratch the days
    from your Ramadan timetable that your dad brought back from the Mosque-and
    then-thank crunchie it's Eid.

    Eid Mubarak!

    The Mosques again becomes museums for the old and for those deprived "ACHA
    BACHA"- a good baby. The crease-free shalwar kameez comes off and comes the
    baggy jeans, whilst the libraries reopen for "business as usual". Just 11
    more months of "freedom" to go before the smelly breath season come back
    with vengeance.

    Year after year it goes on, almost as a ritual. You know it's rough. Yet
    Allah(swt) is Al-Rahman and Al-Raheem as we are told by our parents (who
    probably also have gone through this). And anyway religion is for the old
    men in the mosques- with smelly breaths, and beards that sweep the floor
    everytime they walk from one end of the mosque to the other.

    Religion is for those "fundies"(fundamentalists) at school/college, the
    "weirdoes" who only talk to the opposite sex about the benefits of the
    Khilafah ruling system or the fallacies of Western ideology such as
    Capitalism and Marxist Philosophy.(i.e.try saying that in one breath!).

    The game

    So you go around playing this game. It's like an endless spiral. You think
    you're a rebel or tough-yet you're just one of the pack- a zombie,
    conforming to master-plan, when you turn 40s you grow your beard and take
    your seat in front row of the mosque, invest in a miswak, pack your bags
    for Hajj, and then everything is gonna be safe!- well no! It doesn't quite
    work like that. The million dollar question is will you ever turn 40? Game
    Over.

    Suppose you die. Just suppose you snuff it before you turn 40? What then?
    It could severely damage that master-plan of yours. Alright, the chances
    may look slim yet the stakes are high. Nobody knows when he or she is going
    to die. Just suppose you're locked up in a room and there's no way out.
    Just suppose there's a time bomb- ticket away in this room. Now if this
    bomb has "6 days" on it you would probably turn "fundy" and spend all six
    days reading namaz(salah).

    Just suppose the bomb had a "?" on it? What then? That's exactly how life
    is!!! A ticking-bomb with a "?" on it, you never know when it's gonna
    blow-up. Whereever you are, death will find you. Even if you are in tower
    built up strong and high!" (Translation of the meaning of the Qu'ran)

    30 days or a lifetime? And anyway, even if you do go along with this
    "dodgy" game, don't you think your Creator will know your intention? Many
    people have sussed out Islam as a blind faith or and
    emotional/spiritual/spooky belief which leaves you a contemplating
    rationally about the meanings of life. Where did you come from? Why are we
    here? Or the question that puts a dampner on all raves, " what's going to
    happen to us when we die?"

    Islam asks us to answer these vital questions and come to a conclusion, the
    correct one. Islam doesn't rely on the dodgy culture we are brought up with
    either from our parents or from the Molvi-Saab(imam). Islam is far from
    being a "religion" as it is often coined in the media.
    Islam is a complete system of life - with solutions to all our problems be
    it for Muslims or non-Muslims. Check out Islam for yourself and free
    yourself from this shallow zombie-like culture. Before your credits run out!




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    "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"
    (11:55-56)

    #2
    SubhanAllah! That was well written..
    ...but...just if people would understand...

    JazakAllah Khair wa jazeelan.

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      #3
      Very well written article. Sad but true...

      Thanks for sharing.

      JazakAllah Khair

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        #4
        It may be true, but it only stays true if you let it stay true.

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          #5
          well said GFQ,
          but indeed it will stay
          if people let this happen,

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          parie namaaz
          te niaaz na sikhia
          teri kis kam paria namaza

          othe amla de hone ne nawere,
          kisse na terie zaat pochnie..........

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            #6
            Jazaakillaah khair for sharing this article. No doubt, there are many points of benefit to be gained from it. May Allaah - subhaan wa ta'aala - help us to take heed of its lessons.

            Wassalaam

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            "No leaf falls except that He knows of it, and no rain drop forms except that He has willed it."

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              #7
              very nice article..

              May Allah guide us all to the right path(Ameen)

              thanx for sharin'... JazakAllah khair...

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              Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him say what is good or remain silent.
              -The Holy Prophet Muhammad(PBUH)

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                #8
                Thought it was time for a renewal another year, and another Ramadan.

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                  #9
                  I am so excited ramadan is here! :biggrin:

                  But there is something i don't like in that post-the point is well taken, and i understand. Some parts are very good. Esp how life is short. And i understand that the author is trying to say that everyone decides to become more islamic in this month-inshallah they will stay that way. But
                  The heat is on! Once a year a dramatic change occurs in the Muslim,Once a year a dramatic change occurs in the Muslim
                  community. Once a year Icky baby and the Sams becomes Iqbal and Sameera.
                  Off come the baggy jeans, the Nike 180's and the Raiders cap. On come the
                  yellow Shalwar Kameez (clothes most Pakistanis wear), the brylcreamed
                  hairstyle which glues on that terribly uncool Towpee(cap) and in comes the
                  miswak in the top pocket, making you look like something like "Karachi cops".
                  see now, what's wrong with the nicknames, or the clothes, or the hairstyles origniaally had. Unless they are blatantly unislamic, i don't see the problem. A shalwar kameez, doesnt make you more muslim than nikes, jeans, and caps, etc. Please noone get offended. I am not trying to pick a fight or anything. I think sometimes, though, people focus waaay too much on the little things and not enough on the bigger. Khair, anyways...


                  RAMADAN MUBARAK ALL! Inshallah, Allah (SWT) will reward you, and life will go well and easy for you all.
                  ~Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
                  ~Nes is MY voice of reason, get your own :snooty:

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