Friday, January 30, 2009

Helping the needy

Helping the needy is something very important. Here is a funny story on poor people.

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?""It was great, Dad."
"Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked."Oh yeah," said the son."So, tell me, what you learned from the trip?" asked the father.
The son answered:"I saw that we have one dog and they had four.We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night...Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.
We buy our food, but they grow theirs.We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them."The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."

Thursday, January 8, 2009

5 Pillars of islam (Salah)


Salah is just the second thing you must do in a muslim's daily life. There are 5 daily prayers you must pray. Every day each and every one of them. They are:
1) Fajr
2) Duhr
3) Asr
4) Magrib
5) Isha
How many rakat?

1) Fajr-2
2) Duhr-4
3) Asr-4
4) Magrib-3
5) Isha-4
In some prayers you must say some rakat out loud.
1)Magrib-2 rakat
2)Isha-2 rakat

5 Pillars of islam (shahada)


The first thing you do to become a muslim is to say the shahada. The shahada is very easy you can say it in Arabic or English to convert to islam. The shahada
means I bear wittness that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is his slave and messenger. Most people say i bear wittness that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger. That is a huge mistak that alot of people make. The correct thig is I bear wittness that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his slave and messenger. So its up yo you if you want to say it the right way or the wrong way. its your choice.