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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Former anti-Islamist performs Hajj

Arnoud van Doorn (pic), who announced he converted to Islam after resigning from Freedom Party (PVV) led by extreme rightist Geert Wilders, was in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj.
Arnoud van Doorn, former member of the Party for Freedom in Netherlands and a former antagonist of Islam, was one of the thousands who came to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, Riyadhconnect reported.
Van Doorn, who until the end of 2011, was a strong supporter of Geert Wilders, the Dutch leader who created the anti-Islamic film ‘Fitna’. He resigned from Freedom Party (PVV) led by extreme rightist Wilders after converting to Islam.
Earlier this year, van Doorn declared in public that he had embraced Islam. In his quest to produce another anti-Islam film, he took to learning more about the religion that he strongly advocated against. He read and learned in depth the Holy Quran and Islamic teachings and later became spiritually inspired by Islam.
Van Doorn had come to Saudi Arabia earlier this year to perform Umrah. According to the report, he expressed his feelings while performing Hajj; said that his eyes were filled with tears of joy ever since he arrived in Makkah. He added that he was living the best moments of his life, reported Akhbaar24.
He said that he found in Islam what he was lacking and searching for in his previous life. He went for Hajj to ask Allah for forgiveness and to pray that Allah erases his past sins. It is his wish to live in Al-Madinah close to the Prophet’s mosque; however his family and work hinder him from fulfilling his wish.
Van Doorn is planning to produce a film that defends Islam and shows the truth, Riyadhconnect reported.
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Monday, October 14, 2013

A Day Every Muslim Should Know About - Ustadh Majed Mahmoud

Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaathuhu

Allah (subahaanahu wa ta'ala) has created seven heavens, and he favored the 7th one over the rest. Allah has created the stars and the planets, and he favored planet earth over the others. Allah (subahaanahu wa ta'ala) has revealed over 6000 verses, and he favored Ayathul Kursi over the others. And Allah (subahaanahu wa ta'ala) has sent hundreds of Messengers and Prophets and he favored Rasoolullahi (ﷺ). And Allah (subahaanahu wa ta'ala) has created the days and out of all these days he favored the best day, which is the day of Arafah. For this reason, a Jewish man went to Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him). He told him, 'Ya Ameerul M'umineen (O leader of all the believers) there's a verse in your book, which you recite. If this verse were to be revealed to us, the Jews, we would take that day as a holiday, as a festival.' Umar Ibn Al Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him), he realized there are over 6000 verses in the Quran, 'Which one are you talking about?' He told them, that verse where Allah says... 'Today, I have perfected your religion, completed my favors upon you, and I have approved and I am satisfied for Islam to be your religion.' Umar Ibn Al-Khattab told him, 'I know exactly when and where this verse was revealed. This verse (which completed the Shariah of Islam) was revealed on the day of Arafah, on a Friday.' SubahaanAllah! Look at the value of Arafah.

In another hadith, Rasoolullahi (ﷺ) said...'Allah took the covenant, the covenant from the back of Adam (alayhissalaam) in N'aman.' What's N'aman? In Arafah. Allah took the covenant in Arafah. And I'll explain what's the covenant in the following few words. 'And from his back, from his loins (l-o-i-n-s) he extracted his offspring's.' So YOU were there, amongst the ones that were extracted, I was there, the prophets were there, the musicians were there, and with all respect, all these rappers which you can think about, the Lil Wayne...people of this category, they were all there, Fir'aun was there. And Allah addressed all of us and He said, 'Am I not your Lord?' and we all said, 'O yes Allah, we testify that you are our Lord.' Look at this covenant, which we all valued, it was done in Arafah. SubahaanAllah! Look at the value of Arafah. You know now why Allah values that day? The day of Arafah? So if the Jewsih man valued that day, If Allah (subahaanahu wa ta'ala) valued that day, then how should be our reactions and our emotions during that day?

Jazakumallah Khair

Wassalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaathuhu