Muslim while flying

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I am12439144_168916830139111_736314021671089004_n very upset today !!!!!Watch my video

All the things I was brought up to believe in , freedom, democracy, Cohesion, Liberty, equality!!!

Was all stripped from me today😔 !!!

Warning for you all, today 5/FEB/2016 8.25am Flight TOM389 my wife and me boarded a flight to Morocco and just before it was going to take off we were told to get of the airplane because I was Muslim & could be a safety hazard !!!

Because my wife was wearing a hijab and me having a beard ! I thought the beard was in fashion 😎.
But seriously it was very shocking , embarrassing and disturbing to be honest especially for my wife who is nearly 6 month pregnant 😔.

They had removed us because we look like Muslims then they will have to remove me every time & I will just go to Butlins 😂. But seriously I am very proud to be a British Muslim, I was born here all my childhood friends are English , my children are born here , I pay my taxes , give jobs to local people ,support local charities , run youth projects to help kids in the community, support local football teams , feed the homeless in my community every week, went to help my neighbours in Cumbria with the floods , consider everyone as a friend a human being a neighbour regardless of colour or religion to be nice and polite.

But today I suffered the worst RACISM of my life being hurled of a plane with my pregnant wife for being a ASAIN MUSLIM ,I never thought I would see the day that the British government would become so Racist and make me a British born person ,brought up to believe in all things British, then just strip me of all those values I had been brought up with all my life !

I don’t blame the British people that includes my wife , my mum ,dad, my kids , all great people just getting on with it , but the government is taking Briton into dark ages and depths I fear for the British people & way of life that I grew up with 😢 !
England went to war with Germany to free people of the oppression & the terrible crimes hitler was causing to the world and the Jews, men & woman lost their lives to promote freedom, equality , Liberty And now we have the Hitler of our time David Cameron who as just replaced the Jews with Muslims ! Those service men & women must be turning in their graves 😔!!

So please be careful about booking or book flexi tickets that way you are covered as @thomsonholidays airline will not refund my flights !

I was not going to post this but I really am upset and I don’t wish this upon any of you or anyone I fear this type of treatment will become more frequent.
I only pray that the British people talk some sense into the Government which I do not believe is representing the view of the British Public !

As William Wallace said Bravely in Brave Heart ‪#‎FREEDOM‬ 🏽

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A quick message to all those who don’t fast or don’t know a lot about it.

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Muslim girl's life experiences

  • We fast for a period of 30 days. We do not starve for 30 days solid, as we only don’t eat from dusk to dawn.
  • It is not inhumane and we will not die and it’s not dangerous. Please don’t feel sorry for us, or feel like you have to hide your cup of tea and biscuits from us. We are adults and can fight the temptation of stealing your custard cream.
  • We know it’s roasting and can feel the heat and see the sun, and yes its not easy not being able to drink, but we are soldiers and will survive and again we will not die of thirst.
  • A happy faster, who wants to let people know that fasting won’t kill or break her…

Photo: Ramadan mubark to everyone #ramadhan #islam

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Call to prayer – jumma

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I sit and stare at the people around me,

People rush past, not caring for anyone else,

Like headless chickens they force their way out of the crowd,

I spot tall, short, fat, skinny, black, white and Arab people all around me,

Each dressed in their own way,

I can hear the sound of French, Arabic, English and Mandarin,

The words make no sense to me…

 

I hear the sound of the azaaan bellowing across the city,

The voice is crisp and although I don’t know Arabic, I fall in love with the sound,

I become enchanted by each word and can feel my heart pulsating to the beat,

The passer byers become entranced and hypnotised by the sound of the azaan,

I see them hurry faster towards the mosque, arranging their clothes,

They rush past me eager to secure their place in the hope of becoming closer to god,

Suddenly the only language I can hear is Arabic, the language of the Koran…

 

It dawns upon me that this one language and sound unites millions,

They are drawn to the sound of the azaan and understand it like their own native tongue,

The call to prayer is like no other sound,

The jumma prayer unites all, black, white and Chinese,

The prayer is intended for all, including me…

 

Say a little prayer

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My chest tightens,
Fear grips my soul,
Tears pour down my face,
Nightmares haunt me at night,
Voices fill my head,
I’m in despair.

I put my hands together,
And say a little prayer.

My eyes light up,
My heart starts pounding,
The voices in my head slowly disappear,
I say a little prayer to Allah that he keeps me safe.

I feel calm and at peace,
My hearts beats loudly to the sound of the azzan,
The names of Allah fill my head at night,
I lay to rest, knowing that Allah will watch over me,
I say a little prayer and close my eyes.

 

It can’t happen to me -poem

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I never stopped to think
That something could happen to me
I'm invincible and a good person
It won't happen to me.

Things happen to bad people
Don't they?
So why should I worry
As it won't happen to me.

Then one day I realise
I'm human and not invincible 
Even I can get hurt and harmed
It can happen to me.

Now I stop and think
I cherish the wake up call
I know it can happen to me
The almighty works in mysterious ways
He blesses us and can take everything away.

I'm not invincible 
I'm human and I can be hurt
But if I have faith and pray
It may not happen to me.

I’m fasting, not dieting….

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Every year Muslims around the world will observe fasting, which makes up one of the five pillars of Islam. Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and usually lasts between 29 and 30 days and is based on the visual sighting of the moon. Muslims will abstain from drinking, eating and sexual relations. Please note we do not starve ourselves for 30 days in a row.

The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root “ramida” or “ar-ramad,” which means scorching heat or dryness.

Chapter 2, Revelation 185 of the Quran states: The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful.[Quran 2:185]

Ramadan is a time of self-reflection, spirituality and devotion to Allah. Ramadan teaches us self-discipline and allows us to relate to the poor and hungry. I will not suffer in health through fasting and neither will it kill me. In fact it teaches me to become stronger and make me realise just how much junk and crap food I eat in a day.

Typical day of fasting:

I begin my day by waking up for sehri (before dawn) and treat myself to a feast of one banana, glass of water and three cake rusks. If I have time I often have a mango as I love them. A person can eat anything as long as it is halal and before fajr (dawn). I then close my fast by brushing my teeth and saying a prayer. I have to wait a short while before the morning prayers (fajr) start. I perform wudhu (ablution/wash myself), don my abaya and hijab (a Muslim women must be clean and covered before she can pray), find my prayer mat and pray the morning prayers.

Through out the day I try my best to refrain from swearing, back biting, stealing and being horrible. I am only human so at times I may lose my patience and be tempted to yell at the person who stood on my foot on the tube. Muslim’s should pray five times, Fajr (morning), Zuhr (midday), Asr (afternoon), Maghrib (sunset) and Isha (evening) a day and I fit in my prayers where I can and carry a scarf and long cardigan in my bag to help me. In the month of Ramadan I try extra hard to pray five times a day.

I try to break my fast with either water or dates and with a prayer. I prefer to break my fast with others as for me this is what Islam is about, being part of a community. I ventured to Regent Park Mosque as I wanted to see what it was like to open my fast in a mosque. The mosque provided free tea and dates for people fasting. I looked around and saw women from different corners of the world, speaking various languages and dressed differently. I wait for the azaan (call to prayer) and then open my fast with the various women. It is amazing to see young and old women at different stages in their faith coming together to pray and eat.

Eid Ul’fitr:

The muslin holiday Eid U’l Fitr (“festivity of breaking the fast”) marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the next lunar month called Shawwal in Arabic. This first day of the following month is declared after another crescent new moon has been sighted or the completion of 30 days of fasting if no visual sighting is possible due to weather conditions.

On Eid Ul’ Fitr I wake up in the morning and realise that I can eat and drink freely. My brothers and dad go to the mosque to read the Eid prayers. Once they return we greet each other with ‘Eid Mubarak/Kareem’ and have a feast.

Zakat:

At the end of Ramadan Muslims are meant to give zakat (the amount of money that every adult, mentally stable, free, and financially able Muslim, male and female, has to pay to support specific categories people). I calculate my zakat which is 2.5% of my savings (money saved for a year) and then donate it to a worthwhile charity.

This category of people is defined in surah at-Taubah (9) verse 60: “The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who collect them, and those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to free the captives and the debtors, and for the cause of Allah, and (for) the wayfarers; a duty imposed by Allah. Allah is knower, Wise.” (The Holy Qur’an 9:60).

The obligatory nature of Zakat is firmly established in the Qur’an, the Sunnah (or hadith), and the consensus of the companions and the Muslim scholars. Allah states in Surah at-Taubah verses 34-35: “O ye who believe! there are indeed many among the priests and anchorites, who in Falsehood devour the substance of men and hinder (them) from the way of Allah. And there are those who bury gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah. announce unto them a most grievous penalty – On the Day when heat will be produced out of that (wealth) in the fire of Hell, and with it will be branded their foreheads, their flanks, and their backs, their flanks, and their backs.- “This is the (treasure) which ye buried for yourselves: taste ye, then, the (treasures) ye buried!” (The Holy Qur’an9:34-35).

Fasting is not hard and it is really mind over matter. This year we Ramadhan kareeare not able to eat and drink for about 18 hours. It is hard to explain, but your body gets used to not eating and drinking. I love the month of ramadhan as it’s the one time of year, that I am able to have two meals with my family every day.