The Pride of Hijab


Pride of the Hijab

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The wearing of the hijab reflects the modern Muslim woman’s independence, her new world attitude in which she has a choice in whether she follows this old tradition or not. Her hijab displays her confidence to live life on her own terms and communicates the message that she is respected, intelligent and pious person in her culture. She is also purposefully not drawing attention to herself vis-à-vis the male population in certain Muslim country such as Bangladesh.

Beside religious value, this piece of folded head scarf can tell much about a woman. So, what does your hijab say about you? The colour, the style, the adornments, if any, all refelcts the individual. There could be strips or flowers that represent the softness, the brightness. These choices allow a woman to express who she is. The hijab sends clear signals about a Muslim woman and her personality. The increasing trend of…

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‘Orange Generation’


Orange Generation – This blog is very interesting masha Allah.

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I grew up seeing my ancestors’ orange beards or hair. It is so common in our culture that I was hardly curious to know why older Muslim people colour their hair, beards or moustaches. With time I learned and found out that it was very natural to know  about the importance of henna in Muslim Culture.

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But for the first time I realized and wanted to know about the real motivation of different individual Muslim men and women for dyeing their grey hair. The first time I started asking the question was when many of my foreigner friends asked me about it frequently during their visits in Bangladesh. Then I started noticing that this colour is making this older generation different. So I started asking the Muslim older generation why they colour their grey beards or hair and what is it that they are so fond of?

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Dorset Community Association – Appeal


Dear Brother and Sisters,

Assalamu ‘Alaikum & ‘Eid Mubarak.

I hope and pray that you are well.

I come to you with an appeal for my local Masjid / Community Centre.

We have a small Masjid / Community Centre on the Ground Floor of our Housing Estate. It acts as a hub for the local community where we gather for the Five Daily Prayers, Jum’uah, Tarawih and ‘Eid Prayers. In addition to this we have a Childrens Maktab to teach Qur’an, Supplementary School to assist young people with their Education, Advice Surgery for people on Benefits and much more. Continue reading Dorset Community Association – Appeal

Samiul Alam Rajon (d. 08/07/2015)


Samiul Alam Rajon  – R.I.P

 

© JASHIM ALI – 15 July 2015

 

Words can’t describe

The way we feel

The hurt, the disgust

It’s so unreal

 

You begged for mercy

And they had none

You asked for water

And of you, they made fun

 

Tied to a pole

And beat with a rod

Sixty plus injuries

All this you endured

 

The news has shook the world

How humanity can sink so low

We will avenge your death

Let those perpetrators know

 

Your cries weren’t unheard

Cos now the Angels are your friends

The pain is no more

Cos you’re a martyr in the end

 

Rest in Peace my brother

You’re in a better place

May your family find Sabr

Knowing that you’re now safe

 

Justice will be served

For the world is now behind you

And let this be a lesson

For anyone else in their shoe

Ramadan – A Time for Devotion


Ramadan – A Time for Devotion

The following is the transcript of a talk that I was asked to give at the Weavers Community Forum Iftar gathering on Sunday 12 July 2015. Although the talk did not happen due to time restrictions and late coming of guests, I am sharing it here for all to benefit insha Allah. Continue reading Ramadan – A Time for Devotion