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    China worried about U.S. Treasuries

    Thank you sister Mirajmom for your kind comments and your insight. And just to make sure Greenspan's comment stays with us, the following is from the CNBC website about the interview I mentioned at the end of post #11. I highlighted certain parts, like so: Source...
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    China worried about U.S. Treasuries

    Assalamu Alaikum [Peace be upon you], I hope all of you are all right and in good health. It's been a while since I posted anything. In keeping with the theme of U.S. Treasury Bonds, I think many of you already know about the debate that happened this summer in the U.S. Congress about raising...
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    My family won't even come to my wedding

    Assalamu Alaikum brother Danyal, Congratulations on your wedding! I hope you have a wonderful life with your prospective wife. My Allah ease these hardships for you, and I wish you all the best. Take care.
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    My Dad Called...

    Assalamu Alaikum sister Sakeena, I believe the advice of sister Umme Ali is excellent. Remember that Allah the Almighty said: [Translation of the meanings of the Qur'an, 31:14-15] Source: And here I stress...
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    Mirajmom's saga

    Assalamu Alaikum sister mirajmom, I was sad to hear about what happened to you. I hope you're alright and that this incident blows over. Frank Smith wrote the following in post #3: That's very true. However, there are certain churches in the U.S. and Europe who started to...
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    Sister Aminah Assilmi passed away

    We belong to Allah, and to Him we shall all return. I ask Allah the Almighty to forgive her sins, multiply her good deeds and reward her with the highest degree of Paradise. Aameen.
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    Covert Christianity

    Assalamu Alaikum brother Frank, I ask Allah to bestow His blessings on you, and make you happy and at peace in this life and the Hereafter. Aameen.
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    ISlam and Roman Catholic?

    I'm glad I could help, Hakim. Take good care of yourself.
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    ISlam and Roman Catholic?

    Assalamu Alaikum brother sawakita81, There's a theory (circulating in some Protestant quarters in America) that Islam was invented and started by the Catholic Church, but then this backfired on them, and so they fought Crusades against Islam. Talk about wild imaginations, huh?! It...
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    Please don't judge me - my long story

    Assalamu Alaikum [Peace be unto you] brother Danyal, Please have patience, and know that everyone is tried and tested in this life. You have overcome quite a lot. As for any hardship you endure, please reflect upon the following texts from the Qur'an and Sunnah [sayings of the Prophet -peace...
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    Funny thing happened at work the other day...

    The really sad part in all this "Nation of Islam' (NOI) phenomenon is how fast it spread. I understand that major injustices were inflicted on African Americans (especially in the recent past) and that the NOI brought some discipline and effective responses against these injustices. But to...
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    Funny thing happened at work the other day...

    Assalamu Alaikum [Peace be unto you] brother Rashadi, I thank you for taking an interest in what I posted, and for posting a reply [post #9]. I hope that we can discuss this in a civil manner. You wrote: As for the role of Warithudeen in correcting the beliefs of many NOI followers, I...
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    Humour in Sh. Ibn Uthaymeen's Fatwas

    Thank you for posting this.
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    Does it sound a little......

    Assalaum Alaikum [Peace be unto you], To brother Al-Indunisiy: The saying you posted was attributed to Umar ibn Al-Khattab [may Allah be pleased with him]: Source: Now, let's analyze this saying: 1- It is not a saying of Prophet Muhammad...
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    Funny thing happened at work the other day...

    Assalamu Alaikum [Peace be unto you], Thank you, brother Danyal, for sharing this encounter with us. The first time I was told about the beliefs of Elijah Muhammad and this Nation of 'Islam' (NOI), I actually didn't believe what I heard. After some reserach, what I heard was sadly true. By...
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    The Umayyad Caliphate

    In post #1, I wrote the following about the Umayyads: When I wrote "and no Muslim state got out of their authority", that's not entirely true. I forgot to mention the period of Abdullah ibn (son of) Az-Zubair [may Allah be pleased with him and his father]. He was one of the young Comapnions...
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    The Umayyad Caliphate

    Thank you, brother ayman1, for your kind words of encouragement. You wrote: I'm not sure if you're aware of the following hadith (saying of the Prophet -peace be upon him-): . [Reported in Sahih Muslim, no. 2543] I'm in a hurry now, and that's why I didn't translate the hadith into...
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    The Umayyad Caliphate

    Assalamu Alaikum [Peace be upon you], Continuing the 'series' about the dynasties that ruled the Muslim World (or large parts of it) as Caliphs, the following is some brief information about the Umayyads. The founder of this dynasty was Mu'aawiyah son of Abu Sufyaan [may Allah be pleased with...
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    Update of popular 'NIV' Bible due in 2011

    Thank you for posting this!
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    The Ottoman Sultans and Caliphs

    I'd like to add that the beginning of the decline was way back before the First World War, but that this War was the last straw.