Monday, February 6, 2017


Haya’ can be translated as: modesty, shame, shyness or bashfulness. The word haya’ is derived from the word “al-hayaah”, which means life. Islam encourages and treasures al-hayaa’ or modesty. It is one of the most important characteristics that each and every Muslim should acquire.
U.A.E.’s culture is fixed in Arabia's Islamic traditions. Islam is more than a religion; it is a way of life that governs everyday events from what to wear to what to eat and drink. The U.A.E.'s culture and heritage is inextricably linked to its religion, and it is a shining example of Islam's true commitment to tolerance and hospitality.
‘Islamic Culture’ is a term used to describe all cultural practices common to many Muslims around the world with a foundation of modesty (hayaa’). Some of the salient features of this society are:
·             No free unity between males and females who are not married. The laws of Hijaab will be observed.
·             Modest dressing. Clothing will truly cover the body and have no flirtatious intent.

·             Men and women will fulfill the separate roles that have been given to them — the husband as breadwinner and the wife as mother and one who fulfills the household responsibilities, etc. This is the foundation to a stable Islamic family which together with other such families forms a stable Islamic community. 
Zain Ahmed

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Muslim Identity

I start with the name of Allah, the most merciful, the most gracious and I ask Allah to give salutations and blessings to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and his companions and those who follow Him.
With Islam being questioned everywhere, many are trying to find the bad in it rather than accept the good which is present in front of them. Muslims in this era are portraying an image of a non-believer and are actually running away from what the believer is supposed to do. The Muslim Identity is far great and is something which although not followed, if followed will show a greater and deeper meaning of Islam and how Allah has made rules and regulations for us.
Practicing Hayaa’ helps promote your Muslim Identity and it shows others (believers and non-believers) how great of a religion Islam is and how great and blissful it will make your life. The people who practice Islam well, Hayaa’  show through their behaviour and actions. Hayaa’ has a deeper and greater meaning, Hayaa’ is basically a combination of good manners and deeds which are practiced by a person who has a good character in his society and more importantly his mind.
In a much broader perspective, Hayaa’ makes a person more shameful and responsible in whatever he do and says.
Affliction caused by the tongue is worse than that caused by the strike of the blade of a sword (Prophet Muhammed s.a.w).
Observing proper dress code is very important in Islam, it doesn’t only include the dress, rather a set of other much more important manners which help promote a good character. Covering the awrah is just part of Hayaa,  but  men lower their gaze is far more important and Hayaaful.
Lower your eyes and you will see wonders. (Prophet Muhammed s.a.w)
Now I ask the question, do you practice Hayaa’ ? Do you follow the rules and regulations that Allah Has set? Many only question these rules without knowing the deeper meaning within what Allah has planned. Even if your answer was no, that doesn’t mean you will go to hell, take some time and ask yourself if how you are leading your life is right or wrong. See it from the prospective, will Allah be pleased with me when I am judged, should I do this to deserve Jahanam.
Your Muslim Identity will be revealed once you practice Taqwa, being conscience and wary of Allah and knowing that if you sin or follow the urges of your desires, what the outcome will.
Right now the very word we use to start our salah is thought to be a bomb trigger, we can improve our Muslim Identity and prove it wrong to those people who think bad of our religion, but most importantly please our Lord and perhaps enter Jannah Inshaa’ Allah. May Allah provide for us blessings and guidance. Ameen!
M.Faiqh  9B3

Sunday, October 30, 2016

What is Islam ?

What is Islam ?!

The word Islam mean submission to the one and only God (Allah). It comes from the arabic world "salam" which means peace.

What does Islam teach ?

Islam teaches that human beings are born pure and sinless. No one is responsible for, or can take responsibility for the sins of others. The doors of forgiveness are always open for those who repent sincerely.

What is the Quran and what does it teach ?!

It is similar to the Torah and the Bible in the sense that it is a holy book dedicated to a specific religion, except that Muslims believe the Quran to be God's own words, dictated to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the angel Jibreel.The Holy Quran teaches many things, it is impossible to sum them all up. The Quran basically teaches what is right and wrong, or halal and haram, in the Muslim faith. It dictates the 5 pillars of Islam, it tells the stories of the various prophets throughout history, it offers explanations and insight into the Islamic faith.

What are the pillars of Islam ?!

The Five Pillars of Islam are the five obligations that every Muslim must satisfy in order to live a good and responsible life according to Islam.

The Five Pillars consist of:

Shahadah: sincerely reciting the Muslim profession of faith

Salat: performing ritual prayers in the proper way five times each day

Zakat: paying an alms (or charity) tax to benefit the poor and the needy

Sawm: fasting during the month of Ramadan

Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca