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Be careful with the net guys... it's FILLED with anti-islamist websites which may try to fool the viewer. Be careful with this website: I remember it had some crap stuff about islam: www.thequran.com
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Assalamu'alaykum

Just following on from what brother 0MorseyMan0o said, there are indeed a number of sites out there that seriously misrepresent Islam. I don't usually like doing copy & paste jobs on forums (:p:) but I wanted to share some very worthwhile advice with everyone inshaallah.


...Actually, we have written on this subject a number of times. It is not permissable according to Islam, to visit these sites (sites defaming Islam that is), nor to mention them, nor to forward emails about them. This is not the proper way to handle the situation. In fact, this is exactly what the enemies of Islam want us to do. In many cases they pretend to be Muslims or friends of Islam who are supposedly "exposing" these evil websites. To those who are not familiar with the way that the search engines work on the internet, there would seem to be no problem in visiting these sites. However, nothing could be further from the truth. The more "hits" (visits) that the site gets, the higher it is going to be rated by the search engines and the higher position it will have on a search. This will help increase the chances of these websites to come up in a word search for "Islam."

Do you doubt this?

O.K. Go to www.google.com and then type in the word "Islam" and see how many total sites there are out there with the word "Islam" in them. Today (Sept. 11, 2003) there are over 9,670,000 websites listed with Google.com and where do you think the position of one of the worst (Answering Islam) is?
Today it is on page 2.

For three years it has been on page #1. It's position has changed from 8 to 7 and then up to 6 and even 3rd.

Now, how is it that the enemy of Islam can manage to stay on the page one for over 3 years in the top ranking position? HOW?
Because Muslims continually send out messages like the one that you just sent and then they tell everyone to do the same thing.
And it works - for the enemy. They know it will work and right now they want to get back up on the first page.

Imagine that out of 9,670,000 websites with the word "Islam" - the deviants and misguided and enemies of Islam are sharing the highest places.

Why?

Because of Muslims promoting the wrong message.

The number one position usually goes to Ibrahim Shafi at: www.islamworld.net (because he has the most links with the word "Islam")
The number two (and sometimes number one) goes to: www.islamicity.com (because they have so many links to them from their other site and others sites that link to them).
Number three is usually their other site: www.islam.org (same reasons)
Then number four is usually the Shiites or NOI (Nation of Islam under Louis Farrakhan) [notice I DO NOT give the address]
Then number five or six or seven is usually ANSWERING ISLAM - [no address again]

Islam is having another reason not to promote these sites. You see many Muslims today do not really know a lot about Islam and they are easily confused by these people who know how to mistranslate or misrepresent the verses of the Quran and the hadeeth of the prophet, peace be upon him. As a result I have a number of emails coming to me from different countries wherein the youth are asking me about things that have really messed them up, all of it stemming from these teachings.

For the above reasons you can see why it is haram to give out these sites or to even visit them.

What should we do?

Good question:

First, when you receive email talking about these sites - DO NOT FORWARD IT TO EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST.
Second, copy this letter and then send it back to everyone on the list that comes with the email to let them know the ruling on this.
Third, begin to visit and promote the websites that are dealing with the real issues of being a Muslim in this place in these times. This is critical.

We can all make a difference. But it takes cooperation and dedication. We must not play with this subject. We must work hard at promoting the real Islam based on the Quran in the Arabic language and the authentic hadeeth.

Our prophet, peace be upon him, warned us of times like these and here we are. So, let us make an agreement to work together for Allah.

Jazakalah khair was salam alaykum,

Yusuf Estes

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A Y A Z
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Jazak-Allah Abbas!
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Or should I call you Reza? :p:
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As-Salam alikum all!
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(Original post by A Y A Z)
Or should I call you Reza? :p:
Whatever tickles your fancy brother :p:
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(Original post by Abbas6)
Assalamu'alaykum

Just following on from what brother 0MorseyMan0o said, there are indeed a number of sites out there that seriously misrepresent Islam. I don't usually like doing copy & paste jobs on forums (:p:) but I wanted to share some very worthwhile advice with everyone inshaallah.
Wa Alaikum as Salaam. JazaakulAllah Khair for that.
I see you're back to Abbas6. Enjoy your trip to Bangladesh or are you still there?
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As-Salam alikum Muhiba!
How are you?
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Wa Alaikum as Salaam. JazaakulAllah Khair for that.
I see you're back to Abbas6. Enjoy your trip to Bangladesh or are you still there?
Barakallahu fee sister.
I wasn't actually on the plane to Bangladesh lol, it was only my mother, my sister and my two younger brothers that went. Latest word from Sylhet though is that it is VERY hot indeed lol. Everyone's having a great time though. Oh, and before I forget, my sister also asked me to convey her salams to everyone at the society. (Although I suppose I should really be posting this in the chat thread :p: )
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Wa Alaikum as Salaam Ayaz. I'm fine alhamdullilah and yourself?

Ok…I’ve asked my parents today about our little dilemma and I think I understand now. However, I’ve also e-mailed Dr.Ahmed ibn Saiffudin…an excellent Sheik that hosts a TV show called Islam Q & A on Saudi Channel 2, so we’ll have to wait and see what he says.

From what I understand now, the word ‘Heavens’ is misused in English. When Allah(swt) says in the Quran ‘Samaawat wal Ardh’ literally translating to ‘Skies and Earth’ but often (wrongly) translated to ‘Heavens and Earth’- in that sense there are 7 Heavens or more correctly Skies. These are the 7 skies that the Prophet(saws) visited during Israa and Mi’raaj and met the Prophets. During his trip, he was also given a glimpse of the actual Heavens and Hells and the beauty and horrors that lie within them.

But when the Quran is discussing the concept of Heaven and Hell, there are 8 Heavens and 7 Hells as already mentioned by brother Justin. This is the actual Paradise that we are striving for.

I hope that makes sense.
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Wow! I didn't know that!
Thanks sis!
And yeh, I'm fine too.
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this soc's quiet
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Hello Rizzy... You can expect some little 'loving' back! :p:
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(Original post by Abbas6)
Barakallahu fee sister.
I wasn't actually on the plane to Bangladesh lol, it was only my mother, my sister and my two younger brothers that went. Latest word from Sylhet though is that it is VERY hot indeed lol. Everyone's having a great time though. Oh, and before I forget, my sister also asked me to convey her salams to everyone at the society. (Although I suppose I should really be posting this in the chat thread :p: )
Lol I'm sure it is. They'll be appreciating Britain’s hottest summer when they're back. :p:

As for the chat thread that didn’t last long...and I can't find it anywhere.
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Oh yeh, well, other people were... curious.
We'll have to live with this.
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Assalamu Alaikum?
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(Original post by o0MorseyMan0o)
How did you know that?
My interpretation but i never saw anything in there as evidence for things from outer space :p:
Well, earthly creatures = humankind
heavenly generally = angels and jinn

They are commonly referred to as Allah's creation in many places in the Qur'an so far.
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Assalamu Alaikum ladies and gentlemen,

I've just got news about our Jannat query, it seems some were partially correct, while Ayaz and myself were totally wrong! :p:

So this is what i heard: There are 8 doors to Jannat and different levels.
Allah (swt) alone knows about the levels and bounties.

Read Surah Waqiyah.

EDIT: As to the true position, i don't know. Many people have differing views on this thus, i'm undecided - and quite frankly, not too fussed
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As-Salam alikum!

Yes, Rashid, we were wrong. I got it checked my self, and I found out that I was confused between 'Skies' and 'Heavens'. I read it in a book (The spectiacle of Death). It explained everything that we (Inshallah) will be blessed with in Paradise.
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(Original post by A Y A Z)
As-Salam alikum!

Yes, Rashid, we were wrong. I got it checked my self, and I found out that I was confused between 'Skies' and 'Heavens'. I read it in a book (The spectiacle of Death). It explained everything that we (Inshallah) will be blessed with in Paradise.
InshaAllah we'll all reach Janant, yes

So... What's up doc? Oh btw, i watched Superman Returns.
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