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The day an American became an American Muslim October 23, 2007

Posted by Some Muslim in General Islam, Islam.
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The American Muslim has a great blog entry about the day he became a Muslim.

Here it is 6 years later and as it was then it is still now. 9/11 is a day of reflection for me for several reasons. On 9/11 I found out that:

1: I really was a Marine

2: I was willing to die for my country

3: Islam is infact not only a religion of peace, but the truth

Most people have no problem with 1 and 2 when I ordinarily re-tell this story, but number 3 is always met with hostility. Without going into the story again as I have a thousand times, I just want to cover the main points.

Jazakhallah Robert for sharing.  It’s an interesting read.

 

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Morning Prayer October 9, 2007

Posted by Some Muslim in General Islam.
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From Dubai At Random:

I asked, ‘I thought the morning prayer had to be prayed before sunrise?’ ‘Islam is a religion that allows man to adapt. When men had to start work at sunrise, it made sense to have the prayer before sunrise. That no longer makes sense, so now Islam requires us to pray before we go to work, and allows the morning prayer after sunrise.’

This is the first time I’ve heard this, and doubt this Brother’s thinking is correct.  Regardless of what time one starts work, Fajr salaat must still be observed before sunrise.