Ramadan Mubarak 2018

Asalamu Alaikum

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Taqabal Allah minaa wa minkum
May Allah accept our fasting and ibadah throughout this blessed month ameen

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Homeschool KSA Whatsapp Group For Mothers

homeschoolksagrouplogoPlease forward this to anyone you know that is homeschooling anywhere in Saudi Arabia or that is interested in homeschooling but needs help in that direction. I want everyone to feel welcome because I know how hard it is to get support here. Much appreciated 🙂

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Asalamu Alaikum

Welcome! This is a general group for homeschooling mothers throughout Saudi Arabia to connect and use as a source of support and info.

DO SHARE:

Meet-ups, playdates, events, relevant articles, tips, personal experiences and anything educational that can be adapted to homeschooling.

DO NOT SHARE:

Politics, spam or ads that aren’t for something to sell. Islamic material meant to motivate is ok but fatwas are not.

Please tell others. If interested to join: send an email to taraummomar at hotmail dot com, put “Homeschool KSA” as the subject and include your phone number so that I can add you. Women only!

JazakumAllahu khair!

The “Floating” Rock Inside Dome Of The Rock in Jerusalem, PALESTINE

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Image Credit: Palestinian Information Network (PIN)

Asalamu Alaikum

Qubbat as-Sakhra (Dome of the Rock), not to be confused with Masjid al-Aqsa, was the location of the Isra’ and Mi’raj in Jerusalam, PALESTINE. The night the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him ) ascended to heaven, he stood upon a rock inside Dome of the Rock. The rock tried to follow him but the angel Jibril (peace be upon him) stopped it. Supposedly it has the footprints of the Prophet and the handprints of Jibril.

Video: Inside the Dome of the Rock Mosque in Jerusalem, Palestine

Palestine Page of Islamic Articles

English Translation of Surat Al-Isra’ (The Journey by Night) 17-1:111

The Virtues of Surat Al-Isra’ by Ibn Kathir

Is the Rock in Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem) Suspended in the Air?

FiAmanAllah,

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6 African Muslims Who Brought Islam To America

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By Papatia Feauxzar
About Islam
5 January 2017

As a Muslim of West African origin living in the United States, my Muslim-ness is always contested by Europeans, Americans, and even clueless Africans. They ask me questions like:

“Are you Muslim?” and “Were you born Muslim?”

I get asked these questions a lot by Americans because Islam is something that was made to sound foreign to them.

“I’ve never seen a Muslim from that country wear Hijab.”

Believe it or not, many Africans ask this question as if they are well-travelled.

Is your country predominantly Muslim?”

I get this question from European Muslims as if they had just discovered ‘water on Mars’. In their minds, Black Muslims are an oddity. Because I have been around many of them, I now know the reasoning behind asking such questions. They have the idea that All of Africa is uncivilized and only non-Muslims live there.

The strange thing is many of them have heard of Mansa Musa, the Malian Muslim King. Why they won’t add two and two together to infer that Islam has always been an old religion in Africa and in the USA, I don’t know. In addition, the US census has a record of approximately 300 slaves that had a Muslim surname who fought during the Civil War for freedom.

Throughout all these irritating questions, I try to keep my cool. I keep the frustrated comments, I want to utter, in my head, smile, and move on. However, what I want to tell them is Islam came to West Africa not too long after the 10th century. My ancestors were traders and this was how Islam came to us Mandinga. Islam has always been a religion of business. Furthermore, this also means that many West Africans were exposed to Islam before it was spread to Europe during the Ottoman empire and America via the Moriscos and the Transatlantic slaves.

According to Lost Islamic History, one example of an African Muslim who brought Islam to America is Bilali Muhammad. There are also others like Ayub Job Djallo, Yarrow Mamood, Ibrahim Abdulrahman ibn Sori, Ummar ibn Sayyid (Omar ibn Said) and Salih Bilali. Read more

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