Love and mercy

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  • macoooo Advanced
    For the sake of brevity, we condense animals rights granted by Mohammed the messenger of Islam in the following points:

    1-Animals are to be protected against any harm.

    2-Animals are to be given utmost care

    3- Animals are to be lavished with mercy

    4- Animals are to be fed

    5-Animals are not to be overburdened or oppressed

    6-Animals are to be given health care.

    7-Animals are to live in clean environment

    8-Animals are not to be cursed

    9-Animals are not to be mutilated.

    10-Animals are not to be killed unless for food

    11-Nothing to be held in their necks lest they are suffocated.

    12-Baby animals are to given full suckling

    13-Animals are not to be burnt with fire

    14-Animals are not slaughtered in the best way and not before other animals

    15-Animals are not to be given bad food.

  • macoooo Advanced
    In that age when men were often cruel to each other, let alone to animals, the Prophet (peace be upon him) taught his Companions, that one should be kind to all living things, animal or plant, since they are all part of Allahs creation. He taught that a woman would enter Jahannam (Hell) because she had locked up a cat without giving it anything to eat.
    He nursed a sick rooster back to health. He was kind to cat who like to sleep in his house every night and use to rise and open the door for it himself. Once when Ayesha was riding a camel who would not obey, she beat it, so he said to her, admonishing, Gently, Ayesha gently.

  • macoooo Advanced
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    Animals depending on what kind also understand good vibes from humans like children.

    We also need mercy like animals from Allah (subhanala ta'la)

    Someone told me
    Again, an excellent post and a reminder of the moral goodness within Islam

    I am pleased to report that the nation of Costa Rica has demonstrated agreement with this precept by banning sport hunting.

    It is my sincere hope that the other nations of the world will follow in Costa Rica's footsteps.


    Excellent and thank you. I recall the injunction in the Holy Qur'an stating that you must feed your animals before you feed yourself. An intelligent and selfless thing to do.
    I had no idea Muhammad did/said any of that about animals. Interesting.
    I once was given two free birds in a cage. I had them a little while, and felt really bad that they were in that cage. So I took them outside one sunny afternoon, and opened the door of their cage.

    The male, came out and flew to a high tree branch and waited there calling out. Princess, the female came out, but instead of flying off right away, followed me around the yard as if saying goodbye to me, and I told her she could be free now and fly away, and finally she took off and flew to her friend waiting there in the tree:) She was so cute.

  • macoooo Advanced
    Hijrah from Mecca to Madinah
    order from allah
    to the Prophet Muhammad
    Peace be upon him

    because Quraish hurt the Prophet and the Muslims

    The significance of Hijrah (the migration of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to Madinah) is not limited to the Islamic history or to the Muslims. The Hijrah not only reshaped - socially and politically - the Arab Peninsula, but also had its impact on worldwide civilizations.

    Throughout the history of Islam, the migration was a transitional line between the two major eras, regarding to the message of Islam; the era of Makkah and the era of Madinah. In its essence, this signified a transition from one phase to another, as follows:

    Transition from the position of weakness, where the non-believers of Makkah particularly the people of Quraish humiliated, tortured and killed Muslims, to the position of strength. This is where Muslims were allowed to defend themselves and were able to defeat their adversaries.

    Transition form spreading Islam through individual Da'wah (inviting others to Islam) to the spreading of Islam through institutionalized Da'wah, initiated by the state.

    Transition from a position where Muslims represented a small group of people, surrounded by enemies and threatened by death, to the position of a regional power with a strong central leadership. This was one that was surrounded by a large number of followers and allies.

    Transition of Da'wah from regionalism, in which the focus was only on Quraish and the tribes surrounding Makkah, to the phase of universalism. This is where the Muslim State began reaching out to Persia, Egypt, and the Byzantine Empire.

    Transition from being a simple Islamic group of believers, to being the Islamic Ummah (nation). This is which was an organized Islamic state, with a central leadership and other organizations.

    Transition, which is most significantly for early Muslims, to the phase in which Islam was not only the act of worship, but a way of life. This was encompassing (surrounding) politics, economy, social interactions and every other aspect of life. This was the first time when Islam was looked upon as a comprehensive religion.

    This contrast between the two periods is clearly noticeable in the Quranic discourse. Muslim scholars describe the part of Quran that was revealed in Makkah as the Makkan Quran, and that which was revealed in Madinah as the Madini Quran.

    Although both parts are intermingled in the Quran and constitute one divine script, the discourse of both parts is clearly distinguishable. Whereas the part revealed in Makkah concentrated on Tawheed (the Oneness of Allah/monotheism), the part revealed in Madinah covered rules regarding Islamic life in general.

    There is no doubt whatsoever that the migration of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to Madinah was the crucial event, which established the Islamic civilization. This was a civilization that thrived for many centuries.

    Hijrah, the turning point in Islamic history

    Hijrah, no doubt, kindled the light of hope in the hearts of the early Muslims who set a shinning example for all Muslims, in every generation, to emulate.

    Hijrah, in essence, is a process of transfer to a better situation. It is not meant to find a comfortable place where one would relax and stop endeavor (attempt). Rather, it is a search for an environment more favorable to continuous and constructive effort. Immediately after reaching Madinah, the Prophet undertook an all-embracing process to establish a faithful and strong society. This is a significant aspect and important lesson to learn from Hijrah.

    In the Glorious Qur'an, Allah, Most High, says, "Those who believe, and migrate and strive in Allahs cause, with their goods and their persons, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah: they are indeed the successful people. Their Lord does give them glad tidings of a Mercy from Himself, of His good pleasure, and of Gardens where enduring pleasure will be theirs: They will dwell therein forever. Verily in Allahs presence is a reward, the greatest (of all)." (Al-Tawbah 9: 20-22)

    Our religious calendar is the Hijri calendar. It is important for us to keep in mind the meaning and significance of Hijrah.

    Hijrah was one of the most important events in the history of Islam. It is for this reason `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) adopted Hijrah date to calculate years. Muslims chose Hijrah as the focal point to reckon their chronology. In physical terms, Hijrah was a journey between two cities about 200 miles apart, but in its grand significance it marked the beginning of an era, a civilization, a culture and a history for the whole mankind. Islam progressed not only from the physical Hijrah, but because Muslims took Hijrah seriously in all its aspects and dimensions.

    When the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) made the Hijrah from Makkah to Madinah, he did not just transfer his residence or took shelter in another city, but as soon as he arrived in Madinah he began the transformation of that city in every aspect.

    It is important for us to study and reflect on the things that he did in Madinah. There are many lessons for us in that history and we can learn many things for our life.

    1. Masjid (Mosque): The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) first established a Masjid for the worship of Allah. He himself worked in carrying the stones and building that small, humble but most powerful structure. This was the beginning, but soon other Masajid (mosques) were established in Madinah.

    2. Madrasah (Islamic school and educational institution for the community):. The first school under the supervision of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was the school of Suffah. Later many other schools were opened. According to Maulana Shibli Numani, there were nine schools opened in Madinah alone in the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

    3. Mu'akhah: He established brotherly relations between the Muhajirun (Muslims who migrated from Makkah) and the Ansar (residents of Madinah who helped the Prophet and his Companions). Masjid and Madrasah were not enough; what was also important was to have good relations between Muslims. They should have their brotherhood on the basis of faith, not on the basis of tribes as they used to have prior to Islam.

    4. Intercommunity and Interfaith Relations: Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) also established good relations with other communities living in Madinah. There was a large Jewish community as well as some other Arab tribes who had not accepted Islam. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) prepared a Mithaq (a covenant or a constitution) for relations between these communities.

    5. Cleaning the City: Yathrib (previous name of Madinah) was a dirty city. When the Sahabah (Prophet's Companions) came from Makkah to Madinah, many of them got sick and did not like that city. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) asked them to clean the city and remove its dirt and filth. `Aishah, may Allah be pleased with her, said: We came to Madinah and it was the most polluted land of Allah. The water there was most stinking. (Al-Bukhari, 1756)

    6. Water System in the City: The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) asked the Sahabah to dig wells in different parts of the city. It is mentioned that more than 50 wells were opened in the city of Madinah and there was enough clean water for every one.

    7. Agriculture and Gardening: The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) encouraged the Sahabah to cultivate the land and make gardens. He told them that any one who would cultivate any dead land, would own it. Many people started working and cultivating and soon there was enough food for every one.

    8. Poverty Eradication: In a short period of time it happened that there were no poor people in Madinah. Every one had enough and the Prophet (peace and blessi
  • macoooo Advanced
    8. Poverty Eradication: In a short period of time it happened that there were no poor people in Madinah. Every one had enough and the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to give gifts to coming delegations.

    9. Safety, Security, Law and Order: Madinah became the safest city in the world. There were very few incidents of theft, rape, drunkenness or murder and they were immediately taken care of.

    In short, Hijrah teaches us that wherever Muslims go, they should bring goodness to that land. Muslims should work for both moral and material goodness of the society.

    Hijrah is obligatory

    Hijrah is obligatory on Muslims if they are unable to practice their religion in the country they are living in, and if they are facing serious persecutions and find themselves unable to overcome them. In such cases, if they are faced with the choice of renouncing their religion or going to a place where they can readily practice it, they are obligated to emigrate.

    However, hijrah should not be an option to consider if what we said is not the case, as Muslims are ordered to struggle to establish their faith wherever they live. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Jihad (struggle in the path of Allah to establish His religion) is an ongoing duty until the Day of Resurrection."

    There is no hijrah from Makkah to Madinah or anywhere else after Makkah surrendered to the laws of Islam.

    As far as emigration for economic reasons is concerned, it will be reckoned accordingly. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Actions are judged by intentions and everyone will be judged according to his intention. So whoever emigrates for the sake of Allah and His Messenger, his hijrah will be reckoned as done for Allah and His Messenger. But whoever emigrates for worldly reasons or marrying a woman, his hijrah will be reckoned accordingly."

    Having said this, the economic emigrants living in the West can, however, transform their hijrah into an act of `Ibadah (worship) if they change the intention and dedicate themselves to be ambassadors of Islam in their new home.

    Hijra of the Prophet Muhammad SAWS By Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman

    Seerah of Prophet Muhammed 27 - The Hijrah - Emigration to Madinah - Yasir Qadhi | March 2012
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    TokeR Novice
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  • macoooo Advanced
    Always, we find in our prophets instructions many benefits for us as Allah almighty says about the prophet: Verily, there has come unto you a Messenger (Muhammad) from amongst yourselves (i.e. whom you know well). It grieves him that you should receive any injury or difficulty. He (Muhammad ) is anxious over you (to be rightly guided, to repent to Allah, and beg Him to pardon and forgive your sins, in order that you may enter Paradise and be saved from the punishment of the Hell-fire), for the believers (he is) full of pity, kind, and merciful.[Srat At-Taubah(The Repentance)-verse 128].

    One of these useful instructions is that the prophet asked us not to breed dogs inside houses, which complies with the latest scientific discoveries.

    Analysis of breast cancer cases by researchers at the University of Munich showed that patients with this type of cancer were significantly more likely to have kept a dog than a cat.They found that 79.7 per cent of all patients had intensive contact with dogs before they were diagnosed and only 4.4 per cent of the patients did not have pets at any time compared to 57.3 per cent of a healthy control group. So there was a 29-fold increased risk for pet owners.

    Also, prophet Mohamed peace be upon him ordered us to wash the used plate by the dog for seven times one of these times to be by dust.

    Here we have to remember that the prophet peace be upon him didnt make any comment about breeding cats as he used to see one of his companions (Abo horaira) who like cats and used to breed a cat and the prophet did not comment about that act, but on the other hand he ordered people not to breed dogs in houses but they can keep it outside the house for guarding purposes.

    Keeping dogs outside the house in garden for example is acceptable according to the prophet orders as that keep dogs away from any direct contact with human
    Another study in Norway reported a very high level53.3 per centof breast cancers in 14,401 dogs.

    In looking for a reason, scientists found a virus common in both dogs and humans.

    The one they homed in on is the mouse mammary tumour virus (MMTV), which triggers breast cancer in mice and which has been investigated for possible links to human breast cancer.
    The theory is that dogs, and possibly other pets, transmit MMTV or MMTVlike viruses that can induce human breast cancer.
    The researchers say the theory may help to explain why women from Eastern countries are at increased risk of breast cancer when they move to Western nations? Asian or Oriental women seldom keep dogs as pets.
    Migration to Western countries may cause them to alter their lifestyle, including keeping pet dogs.

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    Jeeshan Senior
    Who are you?
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    rascal1178 Advanced
    Wow this guy is still here? I haven't been on in years and I see the same guy is posting loads of information without actually discussing.

    Macoooo, a better way to get your point across is not through giant posts no one wants to read through. Instead, try creating a thread and asking a question. This creates an open dialogue. People leave their opinions, and you give a short summary of yours. If people are mature and worth talking to, they will ask you questions about your faith. Only answer their questions, do not write too much about it or you will lose the interest of your audience. Ask them questions about their faith as well. If the person you are speaking with has no faith, ask what religions they are familiar with. Draw comparisons, this sometimes helps someone understand a subject more.

    Open discussion is a better way to teach a religion because people don't feel overwhelmed with the information. :)
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    Joker1001 Advanced
    dis nigga's still here.

    wow. just wow.
  • macoooo Advanced
    thank's for sharing my brothers


    you can ask anything you want in islam and inshaallah i will answer you

    you're welcome always


    Once a rough and uncouth Arab came to the Messenger and said, Muhammad, give me of what Allah has given you. So the Messenger gave him the money that was on him, then asked if he had given him enough. The man answered in a rude manner that it was not enough, nor was it adequate. The Companions wanted to shove the man away or beat him, but the Messenger said, No, no, leave him to me. He took him to his house and gave him more, then asked is this was enough. The man, well pleased, answered that it was enough and began to thank Allah and his Messenger. The Messenger asked him to go out to the Companions and to tell them that he was satisfied, for they may have resented to his former behaviour. The man did so.

    When the Messenger met his Companions later he explained that to them by means of an allegory. He said that there was once a man who had a recalcitrant camel that had run away from him. People kept trying to bring it back to him by pulling or beating it, but he asked them not to interfere between him and his camel. Then he took some bush and kept giving it to the camel little by little until the camel came back to him again. He concluded the story by saying that had they beat or rough-handled the man, it would not have helped him towards faith.
    One day while he was teaching a group of people a little bird kept hovering over his head. He stopped and asked, Who was deprived this poor bird of its chick? A little boy in the group said, It was I, Messenger of Allah. Whereupon the Messenger instructed him to return the chick immediately.

  • macoooo Advanced
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    I read your post Love and mercy over and over and get not tired, it's lovely
    Oh, yes, animals understand far more than we think. They too have feelings for each other ... and for us.

    In the Holy Qur'an, doesn't it say, animals, too, have their communities?

    This post is extraordinarily interesting and should make dog owners think twice.

    Thank you so much. Prophet Mohamed must have been a wonderful person. At home we are also great animal lovers and care for their wellness. We have an adopted cat, he's very cute and intelligent: opens the doors, knows what there is in the fridge, knows if you are sad or happy, knows the exact time when my husband comes back from work and waits impatiently at the door.

    I come from a christian family in middle /south Europe and like my ancestors we don't keep dogs at home. That is something perhaps more modern influenced by the elite classes where princesses used to have "pets". I don't agree with having other type of animals at home and in general I have other ideas about domestication of animals. They should have much more freedom and respect and our relation with them should be more like complementary. I think humans "use" animals and we don't give them much in exchange. Many are dissappearing. Look at how many reports there are about whales, dolphins and many other creatures are stranded on beaches all around the world. Or look at the last reports about gorillas and other animals on the edge of extintion.

    We discovered that the domestic animal food industry has many dark sides, that made us change about the diet for our cat and it made us understand why so many dogs and cats are having tumours in Europe, Northamerica, Japan,...:

    Thank you for the Dr.Zakir Naik links. He's a very intelligent person.

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    Jeeshan Senior
    Brother, does animal feel when humans show love towards them?
  • canadalover55 Newbie
    Look I shouldn't be on hear cause I don't believe in god but like do something more fun make a fun website of itit or soemthing

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