Why Am I Depressed?

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Why Am I Depressed?

There are two forms of depression, clinical depression, diagnosed by doctors, which you should seek assistance from someone in this field who is able to help and guide you to a healthier mind such as psychologist. See our video mental illness video.

Another form of depression is never being satisfied with what Allah has given you. This form of depression is usually caused from being distant from Allah. You could be praying on time or reading Quran daily, however, could still be unhappy. This could be because you do not implement Quran, or you do not pray with the proper intentions.

Why Am I Depressed?
Why Am I Depressed?

Allah is your creator and when you leave Allah or do worship Allah without the right intentions, you feel a sense of sadness and sorrow, you feel empty, our souls were created with the purpose to worship and return to Allah. When you are not in the right environment, with the right people, that remind you of Allah, your souls becomes lonely and WANTS Allah, we need to be around good people, people that remind us of Allah, that talk about Allah, these are people that we should be with.

It was narrated that ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Actions are only done with intentions, and every man shall have what he intended.'”
Sunan Al-Nisa`i

When we renew our intentions and sincerity and start to associate with people that are in the remembrance of Allah we stop becoming depressed and satisfies with our lives. Again there are two types of depression and we are not talking about clinical depression.

May Allah guide us and cure us Insha`Allah.

America Needs to Know Islam

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America Needs to Know Islam

When the words Islam and America are said in the same sentence it is usually followed by the words terrorist attack, ISIS or Sharia Law.

America and other countries need to start reporting on is the true Islam that 1.6 billion Muslims follow on a daily basis.

el- Hajj Malik el-Shabazz is the Muslim name of the ever controversial and great leader of Islam in America, Malcolm X.

Before converting to Islam, el-Shabazz followed a religious and political movement known as the Nation of Islam, a racist and ignorant movement that focused mainly on empowering the black people through demonising non black people.

Some of the teachings included, describing God as black, Jesus as black and that Wali Fard Muhammad the leader of the movement was a Prophet and was the presence of Allah.

However, due to many scandals, that surrounded Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, el-Shabazz began to reconsider is ideals and the movement that he helped empower in America.

Following his travels to Africa and Hajj, he realised that the “Islam” that was promoted by the Nation of Islam was in fact a lie.

After completing Hajj he denounced the Nation of Islam and converted to Islam that we all follow today. He began to teach the proper tenets of Islam and influence people, such as Muhammad Ali.

However, in 1965 a year after becoming a Muslim, el-Shabazz was shot three times and killed, in front of his wife and kids, at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem; three members of the Nation of Islam were convicted of the murder.

He died a martyr of Islam trying to bring about justice for the African American community in a time when there was high racial tension.

“I am not a racist… In the past I permitted myself to be used… to make sweeping indictments of all white people, the entire white race, and these generalizations have caused injuries to some whites who perhaps did not deserve to be hurt. Because of the spiritual enlightenment which I was blessed to receive as the result of my recent pilgrimage to the Holy City of Mecca, I no longer subscribe to sweeping indictments of any one race. I am now striving to live the life of a true Sunni Muslim. I must repeat that I am not a racist nor do I subscribe to the tenets of racism. I can state in all sincerity that I wish nothing but freedom, justice and equality, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all people,” an excerpt from The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

May Allah forgive him and all the Muslimeen and grant them all Al Firdaus.

Dealing with Injustice and Oppression

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Long Version

Professor Mohamad Abdalla elaborates on the topic of Dealing with Injustice and Oppression Life & Faith elaborates on how one should deal with Life’s Struggles

Teaser

RESPONDING TO INJUSTICEBeing oppressed is never an excuse to become oppressive.Powerful reminder.

Posted by OnePath Network on Thursday, February 18, 2016

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Save Our School

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The Federal Government has decided to cease funding of up to $19 Million to Australia’s biggest Islamic School “Malek Fahd” in Greenacre Sydney.
The decision comes after an audit report from the Department of Education that suggested the school “Does not have sufficient or effective government arrangements in place” to be running.
 The audit paid particular notice to the school’s:
  • Lack of financial accountability;
  • Lack of adequately qualified board members;
  • Evidence that money is not being used for education only;
  • And Its lack of transparency.
The audit mentions there is “no evidence that Malek Fahd Islamic School has an education, finance or advisory committee”.
Axing in funding, said to take place in April this year, now threatens the closure of the school.
Parents and concerned community members have now come together forming a temporary committee to
not only take a stance against this decision, but to also expel corruption from the existing school board, which is largely controlled by AFIC (The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils).
A meeting held on Monday by the committee indicated that their ultimate goal was to save the school from closure.
They have called for the implementation of a new school board, completely independent from AFIC, also asking them to cease any direct involvement in the school’s operation.
The committee has promised to democratically elect a new board of qualified individuals who will abide by the government’s standards to ensure transparency on the future governance of the school and all of its financials.
They have urged the government to reconsider reinstating funding to ensure the delivery of education to more than  2400 of the school’s students.
They have also called upon political leaders, students, ex students, parents and the wider community for their extended support.

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I Will Not Be Your Valentine

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I Will Not Be Your Valentine

For young men and women, movies, songs and television shows create an image of love that is unrealistic at times and we fall into that trap.

You go on dates, lie to your parents, lie to yourself, you commit so many sins just to please the one you “love”, while displeasing your TRUE LOVE, Allah, for a couple of hours or a day of happiness.

During Valentines Day we see a need to follow what the the majority of society are doing, whether it be looking for a haram relationship or only spoiling our spouse that one time a year.

We shouldn’t fall into those traps, Allah (SWT) has provided us with guidelines and rules to follow in order to make our lives easier, and to create true love as Allah is Al-Wadud (The Most Loving).

Allah says, “… Wed them with the permission of their own folk and give them their Mahr (dowry) according to what is reasonable; they should be chaste, not adulterous, nor taking boyfriends…”

The Prophet encouraged Muslims to treat our spouses with kindness, we should treat them with the best of manners, not for just one day but everyday.

It was narrated by Abu Hurairah () that the Messenger of Allah (SWT) said, “The most perfect of believers in faith is the one who us best in attitude, and the best of you is the one who is best in attitude towards his womenfolk.”

(Al-Tirmidhi).

Surprising your spouse with small gifts daily with the intention of pleasing your spouse can be seen as an act of ibaadah, good deeds like these are pleasurable to Allah and to your spouse.

Abu Hurairah narrates that The Prophet ﷺ  said, “Take on only as much as you can and do good deeds, for the best deeds is that which is done consistently, even if it is little.”

(Sunan Ibn Majah).

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You Don’t Own The Mosque

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You don’t own the Mosque

This short video is an emotional reminder from Mohammad Hoblos to always be welcoming to those who enter the Masjid.

In modern society, each mosque has its own crew. The mosques have become more like houses, where the people pick and choose who can enter and how they should be treated. This however, is very wrong. In Islam, everyone has been created equally.  No race, gender or social status is better than the other. All that matters in Islam, are one’s actions and intentions. The best among muslims is the most righteous.

“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.”

(Quran, 49:13)

Further, in the Prophet’s final sermon, he stated:

“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor does a black have any superiority over a white except by piety and good action.”

Justice and equity are key factors that are lacking in in the way we treat each other, and Islam has placed a great emphasis on both of these factors for over 1400 years.

We must remember that the Mosque is the house of Allah. Every person who enter it, is the guest of Allah. No matter what the person may seem like, no matter their sect, ethnicity or culture, we must be welcoming. We can not judge a person based on what they do or what they look like. Always embrace those who come to the mosque warmly, greet them with open arms and show them kindness, as Muslims should.

Remember it is not your House, but Allah’s. They are not your guests, but Allah’s.