What’s the State of Your Heart?
The companions of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, approached him on one occasion asking which person is the best. He responds by saying, “Every one that has a heart that is makhmoom and a tongue that is truthful.” They said, “We know what a truthful tongue is, but what is a heart that is makhmoom?”
The Arabic language is so rich and deep. To help illustrate what is being conveyed by this word makhmoom, when one would say something like “sweeping the house,” they would say khamamt al-bayt. As such, a heart that is makhoom is one that essentially is swept clean of anything harmful. This is easily seen in how the Prophet Muhammad responds to his companions’ question with his own definition.
“[A heart that is makhmoom] is one is that conscious of the Divine and is clean, in which there is no oppression or aggression and no bitterness or jealousy.” May all of us be granted hearts that are of this nature. Read Full Article…
Br.Yasser Shahin At USA 1st National Qur’an Competition
People Who Allah Will Shade On The Day Of Judgment. Do you Find Yourself In The List Below?
Finding Tolerance In Akbar, The Philosopher-King
Akbar the Great, ruler of most of South Asia in the 16th and early 17th century, rejected bigotry and made unprecedented moves to help non-Muslims feel at peace in his Mughal empire. In reflecting more closely upon his character and conduct, we can see how Akbar’s actions are antithetical to current discrimination and violence against vulnerable religious communities around the world today, especially in Pakistan, a land he once ruled.
Born in Umarkot, India in 1542, Akbar the Great took over as ruler of the Mughal empire when he was just 14 years old. Although Akbar was born into a Sunni Muslim family, he received an education by two Persian scholars on religious matters, which likely had an impact on his tolerant vision for Mughal society. After several triumphant military conquests, which expanded his empire as far north as modern-day Afghanistan and as far east as Bengal, Akbar began to implement an inclusive approach toward non-Muslims, ushering in an era of religious tolerance based on the Sufi concept of Sulh-e-kul, or “peace to all.” Read Full Article…
Spokane Islamic Center Hires An Imam
Sitting in a semi-circle with Qurans resting open in their laps, they one by one recited the melodic verses, glancing questioningly up at their imam between lines.
He smiled at their correct pronunciations, corrected them when their intonations or pauses were off.
Quran recitation classes are important to Imam Yasser Shahin.
He began serving as imam of the Spokane Islamic Center on March 1, ending the masjid’s 20 month search for an Iman. Read Full Article…
Muslim doctor opens Shifa Free Clinic for women
Dr. Reshma Khan grew up in a Muslim family. But as a young doctor and mother, she studied her faith more deeply — and realized its strong call to charitable work.
On the one hand, selfless giving provides for society’s needs. Yet, giving in God’s name also purifies the giver’s heart.
“My purpose is to serve the creator, and the best way to serve the creator is through the creation,” Khan adds. “If God has given me this (talent), I need to use it for more than myself.” Read Full Article…
The US Govt. Honored Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Do You Know ?
The US Government Honored Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in 1935.
“Fact: The US Supreme court honored Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) as one of those with the greatest impact on law in the world in 1935.
Equality before the law; Innocent until proven guilty; The right to counsel … this is why, the United States Supreme Court honored Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as one of the 18 greatest lawgivers in human history in 1935.
Islam is also recognized in one of our greatest buildings (the Library of Congress) as being one of the 11 or 12 most influential and important contributors to civilization!
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Faith Feast: together experiencing interfaith Spokane
On Sunday Spokane faith & Values celebrated its first anniversary with a successful progressive interfaith dinner.
The fundraiser brought in about $1,000 for this news organization.
Thank you to our hosts for opening your hospitality, thank you to the Rev. Paul Rodkey of Bethany Presbyterian Church for providing transportation and thank you to all our guests for being willing to immerse yourselves in cultures and faith communities unfamiliar to you.
Our guests are encouraging us to do the dinner again.
This event is another way Spokane Faith & Values is working to educate the community about the faith traditions that make up this city.
Friday Night Short Lecture & Snacks at the Mosque
Join us every Friday evening immediately following Sunset Prayer at 8:15 pm for a community social gathering and a short presentation following by snacks and drinks. Feel free to bring anything you like for snack most importantly bring a friend or a family member. Hope to see you at the Mosque.
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