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Read! (Proclaim!)in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood: Read! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful, He Who taught (the use of) the pen, Taught man that which he knew not.(96:1-5)

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It is an obligation for every Muslim to seek knowledge. Seek knowledge even if it be in China. Seek knowledge from cradle to grave. Acquire knowledge, it enables its possessor to distinguish right from wrong; it lights the way to heaven.

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KHUTBAH: Islam And The Environment-

Tennyson Street Mosque -Salt River- 23/5/2014.

Claremont Main Road Mosque. - 6/6/2014

 nsalieAlmighty Allah exhorts us in the Holy Quran: “Eat and drink from the provisions which We - Allah have provided for you, and do not commit abuse on the earth, and spread corruption." (Qur'an, 2:60)

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Many people are using the property of Allah in a wrongful and unjust manner. For them is the Hellfire on the Day of Judgment. (Reported by Al-Bukhari)

World Environment Day was celebrated on June 5th 2014 -- and it is a day that should stimulate awareness of the environment and should enhance political attention and public action among all people.

The first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1973. And it is hosted every year in a different city around the world with a different theme -- and is commemorated with an international exposition in the week commencing -- 5th June.

In South Africa we have an Organisation called- "Green Deen South Africa" which is an initiative of the Union of Muslim Students' Associations of South Africa and they aim to raise awareness and mobilise action in the South African Muslim community about current environmental issues and to provide proactive tools for caring for their environment.

Green Deen South Africa’, has issued an annual call-out for South African Muslim leaders to raise the Islamic-environmental banner from their mimbars.

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Five Pillars

The Five Pillars of Islam (Arabic: أركان الإسلام) is the term given to the five duties incumbent on every Muslim. These duties are Shahadah (profession of faith), Salat (ritual prayer), Zakat (alms giving), Siyam (fasting during Ramadan) and Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca). These five practices are essential to Sunni Islam. Shi'a Muslims subscribe to eight ritual practices which substantially overlap with the Five Pillars.[1] Twelvers have five fundamental beliefs which relates to Aqidah. [2] The concept of five pillars is taken from the Hadith collections, notably those of Sahih Al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim. The Qur'an does not speak of five pillars, although one can find in it scattered references to their associated practices.

Shahadah

Shahadah is professing oneness of Allah and accepting Prophet Muhammad as his messenger to humanity. And saying: I testify that there is only one god Allah and that Muhammad (PBUH) is his messenger: but you must say that in Arabic. "God is the only God, and Muhammad is his messenger"

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Salaah

The second pillar of Islam is Salaah, the requirement to pray 5 times a day at fixed times during the day. The time of day to pray are at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, at night. Each salat is performed facing towards the Kaaba in gratitude and worship. According to the Qur'an, the benefit of prayer "restrains [one] from shameful and evil deeds".[Qur'an 29:40][3] The prayers are essentially expressions of adoration of God, but the worshipper may add his own personal request. The most commonly repeated prayer is the short first Sura, or Section of the Qu'ran, beginning, 'Praise be to Allah, Lord of Creation, the compassionate, the merciful'.

Zakaah

Zakaah Alms-Giving Zakāh "alms for the poor" (Arabic: زكاة‎ IPA: [zækæːh] is the Islamic principle of giving a percentage of one's income to charity. It is often compared to the system of tithing and alms but unlike these older systems, it serves principally as the welfare contribution to poor and deprived people in the Muslim lands, although others may have a rightful share. It is the duty of the state not just to collect it; but to distribute it fairly as well.

Saum

Fasting is an obligatory act during the month of Ramadan Muslims must abstain from food, drink, and sexual intercourse from dawn to dusk during this month, and are to be especially mindful of other sins. The fast is meant to allow Muslims to seek nearness to Allah, to express their gratitude to and dependence on him, to atone for their past sins, and to remind them of the needy. During Ramadan, Muslims are also expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam by refraining from violence, anger, envy, greed, lust, harsh language, gossip and to try to get along with each other better than normal. In addition, all obscene and irreligious sights and sounds are to be avoided.

Haj

The Hajj is a pilgrimage that occurs during the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah to the holy city of Mecca, and derives from an ancient Arab practice. Every able-bodied Muslim is obliged to make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime if they can afford it. When the pilgrim is around ten kilometers from Mecca, he must dress in Ihram clothing, which consists of two white sheets. Both men and women are required to make the pilgrimage to Mecca, as the Hajj is mandatory for both males and females. After a Muslim makes the trip to Mecca, he/she is known as a hajj/hajja( one who made the pilgrimage to Mecca). The main rituals of the Hajj include walking seven times around the Kaaba, touching the Black Stone, traveling seven times between Mount Safa and Mount Marwah, and symbolically stoning the Devil in Mina.

About Imam Salie

Imam Noor Salie is an outspoken moderate Muslim, whose main interests lie in the Madinah period, the genealogy of the Prophet (pbuh) and his companions, (ra) and the importance of re-establishing good relationships with the People of the Book (i.e.. Jews and Christians) – who worship the same One True God and follow the same chain of revelation as opposed to rather ignorant hostility. Even more important, perhaps, is the battle to preserve the true faith of Islam - well-balanced, tolerant, noble, and compassionate - in face of the growth of the 'other Islam' which is extremist and intolerant

Warning Islam & the Internet

There are serious risks too involved in propagation through the Internet. There is no censorship of this "open to all" medium. During the course of my surfing of Islamic sites, I have discovered that certain anti-Islamic elements, in the name of Islam, are trying to portray Islam negatively . They have even created web pages which in look and appearance are like Islamic pages but the information is mischievously provided to confuse and misguide the surfer. Although this site is small in comparison to others, it is our intention to add new topics and information regularly.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The perspective, views, or opinions articulated in my writings/works as well as choice and arrangement of the contents on this homepage; do not necessarily represent the views, or opinions of any organization or institution I am affiliated or identified with. M. N. Salie. (DIP. QS. asaib. Cert IS (BA. ISLAMIC STUDIES (IIUM.)