Gives Thanks To Allah

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GIVE THANKS TO ALLAH

Sung By Michael Jackson..

“Give thanks to Allah
For the moon and the stars
Prays in all day full
What is and what was
Take hold of your imaan,
Dont give in to shaitaan
Oh you who believe please give thanks to Allah.

Allah-hu-Gafoor,
Allah-hu-raheem,
Allah-hu-yuhibbul-muhsineen
Wa-Khaliqunna
Wa-Raaziqunna
Wa-Huwa-alakulli-shai-in-qadeer

Allah is Gafoor,
Allah is Raheem,
Allah is the One who loves the mohsineen
He is our Creator,
He is our Sustainer
and He is the One who has power over all”.

Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958) is an American musician and entertainer. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971..

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Brother Jermaine LaJaune Jackson or Muhammad Abdul Aziz (born December 11, 1954), is an American Grammy Award-nominated singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5..

Brother  Jermaine LaJaune Jackson Converted to ISLAM in 1989..

According to The Arab-Israeli newspaper Panorama claims Michael Jackson has announced the move and revealed plans to move to Bahrain, where he has purchased property.

The singer’s Muslim brother Jermaine claimed the “Thriller” hitmaker had taken interest in the religion since Jermaine converted in 1989, and had been considering converting following his acquittal on child abuse charges in 2005.

Jermaine said, “When I came back from Mecca I got him (Michael Jackson) a lot of books and he asked me lots of things about my religion and I told him that it’s peaceful and beautiful.
“He read everything and he was proud of me that I found something that would give me inner strength and peace.

“I think it is most probable that Michael will convert to Islam.

“He could do so much, just like I am trying to do. Michael and I and the word of God, we could do so much.”

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If You Were My Valentine !!!

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Pakistan The World Leader In Stolen Cars Business !!

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Monday, August 2008

Islamabad, Aug 18: On an average cars worth Rs one billion are stolen every month in Pakistan, said a report of the country’s Interior Ministry, and added that cars of an estimated worth of Rs 18 billion were stolen in the past 18 months.

According to the report, 14,037 vehicles worth Rs seven billion were stolen or snatched across the country during the first half of 2008 while 23,144 vehicles worth Rs 11 billion were stolen or snatched during 2007.

Punjab had the highest number of vehicle lifting incidents, as 7432 vehicles were taken away in the first six months of 2008 and 6,801 in the same period of 2007. In NWFP, the figures remained low and 341 vehicles were stolen from Jan 1 to June 30, 2008 as compared to 329 in the same period in 2007.

In Balochistan, 404 vehicles were stolen or snatched in the same period in 2008 as compared to 315 in 2007. Whereas, 12 vehicles were taken away from the jurisdiction of Railways Police in 2008 as compared to 8 in same period in 2007.

A 49.07 per cent increase of the crime was seen in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) as 401 vehicles were lifted during first two quarters of 2008 as compared to 269 during the same period in 2007.

Thefts of vehicles are on the rise with clear indications that police and the vehicles registration offices are part of the mafia, reported The News.

A professional car lifter on condition of anonymity said that bigwigs in the police, and bureaucracy, besides top politicians were directly involved in the lucrative business and they looked after the interests of the mafia. “I enjoy my job. I earn hundreds of thousands for a 3 to 4-minute effort. I can lift at least three vehicles in a day,” the daring car lifter said and added that his job was very easy but also hard and risky.

He further said: “Toyota Corolla, Honda, Suzuki Mehran, Alto are favourite vehicles to steal but we follow the demand of the receivers. Motorway is the safest way to take the stolen vehicles to Peshawar and Mardan.

According to him, Peshawar, Hazara and Mardan Divisions were havens for carjackers.

The mafia chiefs involved in this particular crime are known to the police, and so are their dens, mostly in the NWFP, but no one dares to take them to justice, added the paper. (ANI)

Sources: ANI

Story: The Law of the Garbage Truck !!

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One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his breaks, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean he was really friendly. So I asked, “Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!”

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call “The Law of the Garbage Truck.” He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you.

Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the street. The bottom line is that successful people don’t let garbage trucks take over their day.

Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so…“Love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don’t.”

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it! Good Day!

Five cannibals (Man Eaters) -Joke

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Five cannibals (Man eaters) get appointed as designers in an Oil company.

During the welcoming ceremony the boss says: “You’re all part of our team now. You can earn good money here, and you can go to the company canteen for something to eat. So don’t trouble the other employees”.

The cannibals promise not to trouble the other employees.

Four weeks later the boss returns and says: “You’re all working very hard, and I’m very satisfied with all of you. One of our designer has disappeared however. Do any of you know what happened to him?”

The cannibals disown all knowledge of the missing designer. After the boss left, the leader of the cannibals says to the others: “Which of you idiots ate the designer?”

One of the cannibals raises his hand hesitantly, to which the leader of the cannibals says: “You FOOL! For four weeks we’ve been eating team leaders, managers, and project managers and no-one has noticed anything, and now YOU ate one designer and it got noticed. So hereafter please don’t eat a person who is working.”

U.S. Soldier uses Quran for target practice; military apologizes !!

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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) 11th May 2008A soldier used the QuranIslam’s holy bookfor target practice, forcing the chief U.S. commander in Baghdad to issue a formal apology on Saturday.

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Hammond, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad, flanked by leaders from Radhwaniya in the western outskirts of Baghdad, apologized for the staff sergeant who was a sniper section leader assigned to the headquarters of the 64th Armored Regiment. He also read a letter of apology by the shooter.

It was the first time the incident — which tested the relationship between U.S.-backed Sunni militiamen and the military — was made public since it was discovered May 11.

“I come before you here seeking your forgiveness,” Hammond said to tribal leaders and others at the apology ceremony. “In the most humble manner I look in your eyes today and I say please forgive me and my soldiers.”
Another military official kissed a Quran and presented it as “a humble gift” to the tribal leaders.

The soldier, whose name was not released, shot at a Quran on May 9, villagers said. The Quran used in the incident was discovered two days later, according to the military.

Hammond also read from the shooter’s letter: “I sincerely hope that my actions have not diminished the partnership that our two nations have developed together. … My actions were shortsighted, very reckless and irresponsible, but in my heart [the actions] were not malicious.”
A tribal leader said “the criminal act by U.S. forces” took place at a shooting range at the Radhwaniya police station. After the shooters left, an Iraqi policeman found a target marked in the middle of the bullet-riddled Quran.

Copies of the pictures of the Quran obtained by CNN show multiple bullet holes and an expletive scrawled on one of its pages.

A military investigation found the shooter guilty and relieved him of duty; he will be redeployed to the United States for reassignment away from the 1st Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division, a U.S. official said.
“The actions of one soldier were nothing more than criminal behavior,” Hammond said. “I’ve come to this land to protect you, to support you — not to harm you — and the behavior of this soldier was nothing short of wrong and unacceptable.”

Officials said the soldier claimed he wasn’t aware the book was the Quran. U.S. officials rejected the claim.

Tribal leaders, dignitaries and local security officials attended the ceremony, while residents carried banners and chanted slogans, including “Yes, yes to the Quran” and “America out, out.”

Sheikh Hamadi al-Qirtani, in a speech on behalf of all tribal sheiks of Radhwaniya, called the incident “aggression against the entire Islamic world.”
The Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq also condemned the shooter’s actions and the U.S. military’s belated acknowledgment of the incident.
“As the Association of Muslim Scholars condemns this heinous crime against God’s holy book, the Constitution of this nation, a source of pride and dignity,” the groups statement said, “they condemned the silence by all those who are part of the occupation’s agenda and holds the occupation and the current government fully responsible for this violation and reminds everyone that God preserves his book and he [God] is a great avenger.”

How to Convert to Islam and Become a Muslim

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Description: The steps a person needs to take to accept Islam as his/her religion, enter its fold, and become a Muslim.

The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Becoming a Muslim is a simple and easy process that requires no pre-requisites. One may convert alone in privacy, or he/she may do so in the presence of others.

If anyone has a real desire to be a Muslim and has full conviction and strong belief that Islam is the true religion of God, then, all one needs to do is pronounce the “Shahada”, the testimony of faith, without further delay. The “Shahada” is the first and most important of the five pillars of Islam.

With the pronunciation of this testimony, or “Shahada”, with sincere belief and conviction, one enters the fold of Islam.

Upon entering the fold of Islam purely for the Pleasure of God, all of one’s previous sins are forgiven, and one starts a new life of piety and righteousness. The Prophet said to a person who had placed the condition upon the Prophet in accepting Islam that God would forgive his sins:
“Do you not know that accepting Islam destroys all sins which come before it?” (Saheeh Muslim)

When one accepts Islam, they in essence repent from the ways and beliefs of their previous life. One need not be overburdened by sins committed before their acceptance. The person’s record is clean, and it is as if he was just born from his mother’s womb. One should try as much as possible to keep his records clean and strive to do as many good deeds as possible.

The Holy Quran and Hadeeth (prophetic sayings) both stress the importance of following Islam. God states:
“…The only religion in the sight of God is Islam…” (Quran 3:19)

In another verse of the Holy Quran, God states:

“If anyone desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter, he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (their selves in the Hellfire).” (Quran 3:85)

In another saying, Muhammad(PBUH), the Prophet of God, said:

“Whoever testifies that there in none worthy of being worshipped but God, Who has no partner, and that Muhammad is His slave and Prophet, and that Jesus is the Slave of God, His Prophet, and His word[1] which He bestowed in Mary and a spirit created from Him; and that Paradise (Heaven) is true, and that the Hellfire is true, God will eventually admit him into Paradise, according to his deeds.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari)

The Prophet of God, may the blessing and mercy of God be upon him, also reported:

“Indeed God has forbidden to reside eternally in Hell the person who says: “I testify that none has the right to worship except Allah (God),’ seeking thereby the Face of God.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari)

The Declaration of the Testimony (Shahada)

To convert to Islam and become a Muslim a person needs to pronounce the below testimony with conviction and understanding its meaning:

I testify “La ilah illa Allah, Muhammad rasoolu Allah.”

The translation of which is:

“I testify that there is no true god (deity) but God (Allah), and that Muhammad is a Messenger (Prophet) of God.”

When someone pronounces the testimony with conviction, then he/she has become a Muslim. It can be done alone, but it is much better to be done with an adviser.

The first part of the testimony consists of the most important truth that God revealed to mankind: that there is nothing divine or worthy of being worshipped except for Almighty God. God states in the Holy Quran:

“We did not send the Messenger before you without revealing to him: ‘none has the right to be worshipped except I, therefore worship Me.’” (Quran 21:25)

This conveys that all forms of worship, whether it be praying, fasting, invoking, seeking refuge in, and offering an animal as sacrifice, must be directed to God and to God alone. Directing any form of worship to other than God (whether it be an angel, a messenger, Jesus, Muhammad, a saint, an idol, the sun, the moon, a tree) is seen as a contradiction to the fundamental message of Islam, and it is an unforgivable sin unless it is repented from before one dies. All forms of worship must be directed to God only.

Worship means the performance of deeds and sayings that please God, things which He commanded or encouraged to be performed, either by direct textual proof or by analogy. Thus, worship is not restricted to the implementation of the five pillars of Islam, but also includes every aspect of life. Providing food for one’s family, and saying something pleasant to cheer a person up are also considered acts of worship, if such is done with the intention of pleasing God. This means that, to be accepted, all acts of worship must be carried out sincerely for the Sake of God alone.

The second part of the testimony means that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the servant and chosen messenger of God. This implies that one obeys and follows the commands of the Prophet. One must believe in what he has said, practice his teachings and avoid what he has forbidden. One must therefore worship God only according to his teaching alone, for all the teachings of the Prophet were in fact revelations and inspirations conveyed to him by God.

One must try to mold their lives and character and emulate the Prophet, as he was a living example for humans to follow. God says:

“And indeed you are upon a high standard of moral character.” (Quran 68:4)

God also said:

“And in deed you have a good and upright example in the Messenger of God, for those who hope in the meeting of God and the Hereafter, and mentions God much.” (Quran 33:21)

He was sent in order to practically implement the Quran, in his saying, deeds, legislation as well as all other facets of life. Aisha, the wife of the Prophet, when asked about the character of the Prophet, replied:

“His character was that of the Quran.” (As-Suyooti)

To truly adhere to the second part of the Shahada is to follow his example in all walks of life. God says:

“Say (O Muhammad to mankind): ‘If you (really) love God, then follow me.’” (Quran 3:31)

It also means that Muhammad is the Final Prophet and Messenger of God, and that no (true) Prophet can come after him.

“Muhammad is not the father of any man among you but he is the Messenger of God and the last (end) of the Prophets and God is Ever All-Aware of everything.” (Quran 33:40)

All who claim to be prophets or receive revelation after Muhammad are imposters, and to acknowledge them would be tantamount to disbelief.

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Sources:

http://www.islamreligion.com

http://www.islamhouse.com

World Muslim Population

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The Fastest Growing Religion In The World Is ISLAM

In India Muslims Are Called Minority Which Hurts A Lots Of Muslims Sentiments In India…The Word Minority Is Extensively Use For The Muslims In INDIA..Muslims Population Are Low In INDIA Compared To Other Religions..There are approximately 151 million Muslims in India’s population as of 2007 (according to government census 2001), i.e., 13.4% of the population. But As A Whole In The WORLD Its Comes 2nd After Christianity…

According To CIA World Factbook Major Religion percentages – Christians: 33.32%, Muslims: 21.01%, Hindus: 13.26%, Buddhists: 5.84%…

Here are some population statistics starting from the early 1900s as well as projected figures for the year 2025 of the total overall number of Muslims across the globe.

Comparative chart – number of      Christian Muslim
1900 world population                       26.9%                 12.4%
1980 world population                       30%                    16.5%
2000 world population                       29.9%                 19.2%
2025 world population (PROJECTED)  25%                     30%

At a level of 1.2 billion, in 1999 Muslims represent between 19.2% and 22% of the world’s population. It has become the second largest religion in the world. Christianity has slightly more than 30%.

Islam is growing about 2.9% per year which is faster than the total world population which increases at about 2.3% annually. It is thus attracting a progressively larger percentage of the world’s population.

Nearly one in five people in the world today claims the faith of Islam. A diverse community of believers spans the globe. Over fifty countries have Muslim-majority populations, while other groups of believers are clustered in minority communities on nearly every continent.

According To http://www.islamicpopulation.com

They have gathered all the data from authentic sources and calculated the muslim population in each countries and ultimately in the five continents.

They also wanted to show that, by even taking data from General Sources, like CIA Fact Sheet, they can easily establish that fact that total Muslim Population in 2007 is 1.61 billion which is far greater than currently estimated 1.2 or 1.3 billion. Under general source section, they have taken all the datas from popular sources such as CIA Fact Sheet, HOLT,RINEHART & WINSTON etc.

They think that in some countries the total number of Muslims are more in percentage than shown in general sources, like in China and India. For all those few above cases Islamic Sources, news items and thought provoking articles came in great help. Our reasearch shows that the total Muslim Population is 1.84 billion in year 2007.