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  1. Salam Aleikum-The question of luck was explained to me as this-There is no such thng as luck/chance as EVERYTHING that happens has a mathematical equation behind it,and therefore can be explained mathematically. Take a coin toss for example. You choose heads, and I choose tails. The result is heads. I lose, and I walk away figuring that it was just my bad luck,but if I had ALL the necessary knowledge regarding the situation, such as the weight of the coin, the amount of force applied to the coin when flipped, how many times it rotated in the air, the air resistance,the amount of the pull gravity on the coin,etc.I would be able to know the outcome.NOTHING happens on this Earth or anywhere else in the universe that does not have Allahs wisdom and knowledge behind it, nor does anything occur that goes against Allahs established rules. Luck is a made up idea used to explain the things that occur when we have no way of explaining them, because we lack the necessary knowledge behind the situation. PEACE:)
  2. Salaam Aleikum- I can see the happiness the little bird brought into your life, even if it was only temporary. It sounds to me like it may have had an internal injury of some sort being that you never saw any outwardly signs of sickness. It couldve been something along the lines of internal bleeding, but not necessarily. I think you are correct in saying it was an adult, as baby birds are usually quite vocal when they are hungry and it is feeding time,and yet you never heard any vocalizations.I would have to say that not hearing vocalizations is not a bad thing-many things can impair a birds ability/choice to vocalize.The wild adult birds I have had experience with were all extremely quiet,most likely out of fear or maybe shock due to the circumstance.It doesnt appear to me that the bird you had was in shock or fear, tho, as it ate readily. In regards to sex identity, there are many species of birds where both sexes are identical in size, plumage, and vocalizations, and without sending a genetic sample to a vet, it can almost be impossible to tell, but theres a method I found that works really well. Its done by examining the pelvic region. Place your finger in the region just behind the vent area. (area where eggs/excrement is discharged from) If the bone in this area is extremely close together, hard, and inflexible, the bird is a male. If the area between the bone is wide, flexible and soft, it is a female-This difference is due to the female needing to be able to lay eggs. I hope this has been informative for you. I also want to add that from what I can see, you did absolutely NOTHING wrong in your methods of care and treatment.I dont know if one exists near you, but if there is a wildlife rehabilitation near your home, you may wish to take any future birds/wild animals you come across to their facility, as I know from personal experience and from what you stated, how emotionally painful it can be when one dies I wish more people could show this type of concern for Allahs creations. Insha Allah you will be rewarded for your efforts PEACE
  3. Salaams They must be able to sense it somehow.Animals have really keen senses,more so than humans do in some cases. The rest of the employees and I used to get a kick out of it because occasionally we would have customers that were either gay or transgender come in, and even WE couldnt really tell what sex they were, so we left it up to Geronimo to decide,lol.If he pecked their ankles, they were/are originally a true male-if he let them pet them, they were/are originally a true female.Hope I havent said anything offensive here... Salaam Aleikum-I am sorry to her about the death of your bird What happened? I have never 'met' a Mynah bird before, but I have heard they are great mimickers-
  4. Salaam Aleikum Lol! The reason for Corkys attitude difference between your father and you is because Corky was a male. Male birds naturally have a better relationship with female owners,which is why he was so receptive to you,yet defiant to your father.It goes the same for men that have female birds as pets as well.Most of the time the female birds will be aggressive to female humans. This is the reason why my crow Geronimo, is aggressive towards male humans.He is very protective and possessive of me and attacks my husband when he tries to get close to me,and pokes the ankles of men,lol- ( I think I was blessed with my female Cockatiel, as she is friendly with men AND women)My girlfriend had a lovebird she hand fed and raised from a chick, and one day her rather large construction worker husband sat on the bird and killed her so I can totally relate to your story about 'the fat man', unless you were saying he ate the bird :o
  5. Salaam Aleikum- Maybe they dont allow cameras because they dont want people to sell the images later and make money off of them-it used to be like that if you went to a concert with a famous performer,your cameras were confiscated from you when you gave them your ticket to enter.They would even do a body search prior to being allowed entrance, but that was mostly due to possible concealed weapons.(Im obviously a recent convert as we are not allowed to listen to music or partake in these types of entertainment when we are Muslims lol) Anyways, this is just a possibility:) PEACE!
  6. Salaam Aleikum-As far as John the Baptist succeeding Jesus(pbuh)is concerned,this is not possible as John was decapitated while Jesus was still spreading his message. John was imprisoned at the time of his beheading. Jesus later found out about what had happened to him..I cant remember all the details surrounding Johns death, or the names of the people involved, but it had to do with John being against the ruler (the king or what not) at that time marrying a woman that was forbidden for him to marry.The end result was the womans daughter requested Johns head be brought to her on a platter, and so it was.All this occured during the life of Jesus, therefore John could not be Jesus' successor.This is in the New Testament. You are right about Mohammad(pbuh) being the last Prophet.There were not any other prophets between him and Jesus.There is a place in the New Testament where Jesus speaks to his apostles about the future coming of Mohammad(pbuh) I believe it was around 6 or 7 hundred years later when Mohammad (pbuh) was born. Hope this helped, and if anyone can elaborate some more where my information is lacking, it would be appreciated! PEACE:)
  7. Salam Aleikum- LOL! Birds can be SO mischievious and not even mean! My dad was mowing the grass by my bird cage and later he says to me, "Elizabeth, you have a really rude bird in that cage-every time I pass by there it says " hi weird!". I said, No, dad-Shes not rude,lol! Shes saying " Hi, WEER!" Her name is Weer-she is mimicking what she hears me say whenever I see her-Whenever I see her, I say HI WEER Lol-And then my poor mom-one day when Weer first started talking, my mother was alone on the property ( we live in the country)and she kept hearing the voice of a little girl speaking. She thought my friend had come to visit with her 6 year old daughter, but there were no cars in the driveway. My mother was very confused and worried, untill she caught Weer talking to herself a while later .I used to work at a feed store and my male crow, Geronimo, would roam the store all day amusing himself with whatever he could find that was of interest to him, be it stalking the baby chicks, chasing the customers (he used to poke the ankles of male customers for some reason, but would let women pet and hold him) or trying to incite fights with the adult chickens through the wire of their cages. One day,my boss got really angry with him,and me also-After my boss had spent many hours breaking down 50 and 100 pound bags of seed into smaller 5 and 10 pound bags to put on the shelves, Geronimo had come along and poked holes in ALL the bags on the lowest shelf, lol_Not only was there a huge mess, but all the bags had to be re-sealed.Guess who had to re-seal them? Crows have the intelligence of a 4-5year old child, so basicly just imagine a 5 year old running loose in a store without adult supervision.Yup-thats my crow I always think of why Allah placed such intelligence as that in a bird...
  8. Salaam Aleikum This is the PERFECT post for me to respond to-I am located in United States. I have hand raised all types of birds ever since I was a child ( Im 36 now) Cockatiels are one of the BEST breeds you can own as the females especially can become extremely loving and affectionate pets IF YOU'RE WILLING TO PUT IN THE TIME AND PAY THEM THE NECESSARY ATTENTION. I have one that I can take ANYWHERE with me, although I caution you to clip the wings if you plan to take it to public places as loud noises can startle them into jumping. Also, make sure not to have cats, dogs or other predator type animals around or in the house as a cat for example may be able to reach in between the wires of the cage and kill the bird.Also, as a mercy to the bird, I recommend you get the LARGEST cage possible for your pet, as Im sure if you were to have to spend the rest of your life in captivity, you would want it to be in as BIG a space as possible, am I right? Also, it is wise to only have 1 at a time, as birds pair bond with their owner-if you have another bird, their natural tendency is to bond with their own kind,leading to the bird rejecting YOUR attention, and possibly becoming agressive towards you.Only get it a friend if you later find you are not in the position to spend as much time with it as you should or were able to in the past,or if you decide to breed them.On a side note, male cockatiels can be quite noisy, so consider your neighbors and other people that may live in or near your house, as you do NOT want to deal with people complaining and asking for you to get rid of your pet-make sure it ALWAYS has food and water-and do not leave the cage next to the window at night as cockatiels are susceptible to getting sick from breezes at night-They come from tropical regions of the world where the temperature is warm and a chill lowers their strength and ability to fight off colds.And I almost forgot-the bird you would be getting is a DOMESTICATED bird, meaning it (and most likely MANY generations of its lineage) have been raised in CAPTIVITY-it does not know what being 'wild' is,and therefore is not capable of missing or longing to be set free(nor would it survive in the wild).Do not let some one guilt trip you into thinking this way. I have thought long and hard over this particular subject as I have pet crows, which everyone all over the world are familiar with as they are 1 of the most commom wild birds around.My birds were NOT domesticated when I acquired them, BUT....They fell out of their nests before they even had feathers, so they have no concept of being free. Had I found them as injured adults, I would have healed them and then released them into the wild after,as adult wild animals have an EXTREMELY LOW survival rate if kept in captivity AFTER living their lives in a wild state. As for it being Islamically allowed, I believe it to be so-my husband is a VERY knowledgeable Muslim, and if it WASNT allowed, he would have told me as I currently have 4 pet crows and a magpie that talks-birds mimic what they hear-they do not randomly just start speaking bad words out of no where. Please do not worry about such non sense-the same goes for "something bad' happening if you pet them. This is VERY supersticious reasoning.They are not najis like pigs and dogs are, as Islam would have told us if they were,and I would have had to get rid of MY birds, lol-Pet birds can bring lots of fun and postive energy into your life-for me, they remind me of how great and special, and BEAUTIFUL Allahs CREATION TRULY IS Let me know if you have ANY questions regarding birds. I have many years experience in breeding cockatiels, love birds, parakeets, chickens,ducks, geese, quail,turkeys, guineas,( pretty much EVERY bird found on a farm) And have many years of experience with wildlife rescue.(wild birds and squirrels) Oh yeah-the bird in my profile pic is a magpie-I have one that talks-her name is Weer Bird cuz she makes a 'weeeeer' sound when I pet her at night,lol! PEACE
  9. Salaam Aleikum- I think its ok to read it, as long as you are aware of what Quran says regarding the birth of Jesus, Mary having given birth to him alone under a date palm in middle of nowhere as opposed to it being in some town somewhere in a barn (manger). I personally do not forego reading Christian scripture or books related to it simply because it says in Quran that there is no distinction between The Books (Torah, New Testament, Quran) They are all important in Islam. What I WOULD be careful of, is going along with anything that contradicts what Quran says-Always refer back to Quran, and if its AGAINST it, throw it out. There is wisdom to be gained in MANY places, including within secular subjects.Just be sure to verify through Quran. PEACE!
  10. Salam Aleikum- Basicly the way I live my life is very simple. I am only interested in making enough money to pay my expenses, and have a little left over in case of emergency,and to give some in charity,but I am constantly encouraged to 'work to acquire more in this life' by fellow Muslims. Personally, I am not interested in acquiring a fancy car,flat screen tv,or even my own house-I do not make enough money nor do I have an interest in killing myself physically to acquire these things( I am a laborer/landscaper, and Im a 36 year old female)My work is very hard,but I enjoy it. I do not see myself as an underachiever,just content with what I have and what I earn. I am not in any way enamored by the things of this world,nor enticed by them-I do not have any children to support, so its not like I am being negligent to anyone.My stance would be different to SOME degree if I had a husband and a family to support ,but it would be within reason. Is there a problem with what I am doing, because I have been told that I am not "carrying the burden of Islam" if I dont do these things,meaning I am not striving hard enough in this life. Id like to add that I spend numerous hours a day researching Islam and other subjects, so I am attaining knowledge, as is required of all Muslims. I have began to feel guilty due to the comments I have heard, but I have absolutely no motivation towards these things, UNLESS ISLAM SAYS I NEED TO-That is the only factor that would affect me,but I do not believe this is true. Any thoughts?
  11. Salam Aleikum-only thing I have to say about this, is Allah must not be completely against or not part of the other religions if indeed these 'posessions' are real and He is helping to exorcise these 'demons/jinns cuz from what Ive been told, exorcisms are only successful with the help of Allah. PEACE:)
  12. Salam Alekum-Regarding 6:145-what about all the prohibitions against eating such things as crab, lobster,clams, pigeons (squab) etc. that Ive heard of? I dont have an exact reference for it-it was just a list I saw somewhere. THANKS:)
  13. Salam Aleikum- I know this is an old thread, but oh well,lol-Anyways, so what about prostration on grass/hay etc? I live in the country, and its absolutely beautiful to me to pray outside underneath the night sky,but on my property, it is basicly dried weeds,grass in the summer, and green lush green grass in the winter/spring. It is not stuff that is suitable for human consumption,so I would think it would be acceptable to pray on it, but I always bring my prayer rug (not sure what its called) outside with me just in case. Thanks for any input!
  14. A spoiled biology leads to a spoiled free will. A ruined biology leads to a ruined free will. This ruined free will, even though it is present, cannot guide and bring individuals back to the right path. It is irreversibly ruined. It irreversibly causes mistaken perception,mistaken thoughts and mistaken desires. This is an issue of cause and effect. Salam Aleikum-Everything in your post makes sense to me except for this one portion. I know people that had lead their lives totally submerged in behaviors such as drug and alcohol addiction,and all manners of bad behavior than accompany addiction,who have chosen to turn their lives around and excepted and follow Islam,so I guess although what you posted may be the truth for the majority of people, I still see there being hope even for the most strayed individuals:) PEACE:)
  15. Salaams Sister:) Go to the 'forums'page, scroll almost all the way to bottom to the 'user specific' section. You will see the 'sisters' forum.
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