Archive for July 2010

Ramadan Radio show

Prophet Muhammad in the Bible Radioblog

Jesus in Islam Radio

An interesting article on Orlando Sentinel

Three Reasons Why I know Allah Exists, by Tariq Rasheed, Imam, Islamic Center of Orlando

1) I believe that the most powerful source by which one can know about God ( Allah to Muslims ) is our intellect. I see around myself such perfection of things that you are force to think “how do these things came into existence?” I am most fascinated by the human body. I often think how is it that our bodies could be created without a creator?


Once in my childhood, I fell very ill. I was taken to a hospital where several medical tests were run on me. A pediatrician took great pain in describing to me how our bodies are created with perfection. That doctor described to me the way our organs complement each other by working in total harmony. I remember he showed to me n X-ray of the brain. He tried his best to explain how the brain works. But in the end he confessed that he does not know how exactly the brain actually works. Since my childhood, I am fascinated by human body. I more I explore the human body the more my belief upon God increases. In the same way, the nature is powerful source to know God. It goes on to show how weak we are and how powerful God is.

2) When I look at different things of this universe from water, sun, moon, mountains, trees, etc., it becomes clear to me that they were not created by themselves. These things cannot come into existence without the Creator. Just like a building has a builder, every writing has a writer, every invention has an inventor, in the same way this huge universe cannot come into existence just like that. That is definitely a creator who has created everything. Humans call the creator with different names. Muslims call him with the name “Allah.”

3) Also, the more I read the teachings of the wise and “Chosen people” called Prophets the more it helps me to know God. I read the teachings of people like Adam to Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad. The teachings of all these Prophets were the same: ”There is a Creator who has created us, and after death we are going to return to Him. So lets believe in Him and do what pleases Him” These Prophets came from the same God who created them. I find great wisdom and light in the teaching to these Prophets. It helps me get a better understanding of God. I get answers of questions related to God, in the teaching of these Men.

I have been a great reader of books. From the books of Abraham to Torah, Bible and Quran, I have read all these books. I feel great peace and understanding in these books. To me these books are Divine. I feel as if in these books God introduced Himself to the world. He invited our attention to His different creation. The more I try to understand these books the more I feel inner peace.

The more I try to understand God, the more I realise that humans are very weak. Humans are ignorant. God is all knowing. Everything belongs to God. He is the Master. Everything is His creation. He the the Creator, the Wise, the Merciful, the Compassionate, the Only.

Jesus second return an islamic perspective ( Radio in Spanish/English )

Be a mercy to mankind

Islam teaches us to act in a caring manner to all of God’s creation. The Prophet Muhammad, who is described in the Qur’an as “a mercy to the worlds” said: “All creation is the family of God, and the person most beloved by God (is the one) who is kind and caring toward His family.”

“There is no compulsion in religion ” Quran 2:256.

” A good word is charity ” Narrated in Saheeh Muslim # 1009. and Saheeh Al-Bukhari # 2989.

” God does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you about religion and have not driven you out of your homes. God loves just dealers .” Quran 60:8

” There is a reward for kindness to every living animal or human . ” Saying of prophet Muhammad peace be upon him narrated in Saheeh Muslim, # 2244, and Saheeh Al-Bukhari # 2466.

“Allah likes not mischief” Quran 2:205.

“Whoever has killed a person having a treaty with the Muslims shall not smell the fragrance of paradise , though its fragrance is found for a span of forty years.” Narrated in Saheeh Al-Bukkari, # 3166, and Ibn Majah, # 2686.

“The merciful are shown mercy by the All-Merciful. Show mercy to those on earth, and God will show mercy to you.” Narated in Al-Tirmizi # 1924, and Abou-Dawud # 4941

By Allah’s command , prophet Muhammad peace be upon him forbade the killing of women and children and targeting civilians in wars, thus, setting the righteous and humane code of conduct even in a state of war.

The prophet of mercy ( Muhammad who was sent as a mercy to all mankind ) ordered that children and women are not to be killed ( even in a state of war , no such thing as collateral damage …) please check Bukhari ( 2792 ) and Muslim ( 3280 )

In the light of the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah we clearly and strongly state:

1. All acts of terrorism targeting civilians are haram (forbidden) in Islam.
2. It is haram ( strictly forbidden ) for a Muslim to cooperate with any individual or group that is involved in any act of terrorism or violence.
3. It is the civic and religious duty of Muslims to cooperate with law enforcement authorities to protect the lives of all civilians.

The “Not in the Name of Islam” petition states: “We, the undersigned Muslims, wish to state clearly that those who commit acts of terror, murder and cruelty in the name of Islam are not only destroying innocent lives, but are also betraying the values of the faith they claim to represent. No injustice done to Muslims can ever justify the massacre of innocent people, and no act of terror will ever serve the cause of Islam. We repudiate and dissociate ourselves from any Muslim group or individual who commits such brutal and un-Islamic acts. We refuse to allow our faith to be held hostage by the criminal actions of tiny minority acting outside the teachings of both the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.

“As it states in the Quran: ‘Oh you who believe, stand up firmly for justice, as witnesses to God, even if it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be against rich or poor; for God can best protect both. Do not follow any passion, lest you not be just. And if you distort or decline to do justice, verily God is well-acquainted with all that you do.’” (Quran 4:135)

CAIR-Tampa at the 2010 Temple Terrace 4th of July Parade

Signs of the last days Radio show ( Please click this title to listen and share with others ) this show is in Spanish and English.

Muslims 4 humanity ( Thanks Channel 6, please note Rachid is not a Doctor just a volunteer in that event )