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  1. Salam my dear brothers and sisters, I just thought I would take this opportunity to share with you a beautiful new Ramadan nasheed. If you like it then share it with family and friends. It's in Arabic but with English translations. I wish you all a happy and blessed ramadan.
  2. Similarly, Prophet 'Musa' (pbuh) (as known in Arabic) would have most likely been known as 'Moshe' (Moses) to Pharaoh and his family. This would probably have been a name kept by the family of the Pharaoh of Egypt in whose household Moses was raised. Rabbi Eliezer Danzinger notes the following: "According to the Chizkuni, (Note 1) it was actually Moses' biological mother, Jochebed, who gave Moses (משה) his name. Jochebed later told Pharaoh's daughter, Bithiah, the child's Hebrew name in Hebrew, and so Bithiah also called him by this name, remarking that this name was indeed appropriate, since she had drawn (Note 2) him out of the water. The Ibn Ezra (Note 3) says that Bithiah gave Moses the Egyptian name Munius, which the Torah translates into Hebrew as Moshe (Moses). Alternatively, the Ibn Ezra suggests the possibility that Bithiah actually had learnt to speak Hebrew, and it was she who gave Moses his Hebrew name. This latter explanation is also given by other commentators" Source: http://quransmessage.com/articles/muslim%20name%20FM3.htm Thank you so much for the interesting input. So the Arabs made them up for convenience to make the pronunciation easier?
  3. Salam everyone, I pray you are all well. I'm researching into the name of prophets and I'm confused about one thing. Basically most prophets did not live in an Arabic speaking society therefore their original names were not in Arabic. I'll give you an example: Prophet Yahya (as) who in English is known as John (the Baptist): He was living in a Hebrew society and his name was Johannan (pronounced Yuhanan) which in Hebrew consists of two elements: Yah/yu= which is the shortened form of YHWH which is the name of the Lord Hanan= which means to be gracious So his name means Yahweh (God) is Gracious. In Arabic, the name sounds similar to Yuhanan, it's yahya, yet it has it's own meaning which literally means “He lives”, and the scholars say this means that his legacy will continue to live forever. It could also refer to the fact that he was brought to life in his mother’s womb even though she was barren and her husband an old man. (Btw a really interesting side note! The word hananan is mentioned in verse 13, which means tenderness, is only mentioned in that one place in the Quran in regards to Yahya, and it also happens to be the root of the Hebrew name for Prophet Yahya: Yohanan!) So my question is: When was the arabic version of Yuhanan (Yahya) first used? Was it used by the Arabic speaking people who wanted to find an Arab name for him (as) so they found a similar sounding name with a nice meaning? Or was the name Yahya first ever mentioned in the Quran so it is a name given by God for the Arabic version of Yuhanan? Thanks!
  4. This is a great video about who Allah (swt) is...It's said to be the words of Imam Ali (as): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9mlaAEWv9o
  5. Thank you. Good point. But I guess doing something good because you're afraid is better than not doing good at all. Maybe we can learn to do things from the heart and out of love as we gain more experience and knowledge.
  6. Thank you for sharing all that information. Very insightful!
  7. This is an interesting piece written about death. If you found it beneficial then please share it so that others may benefit from it too. Thank you http://ohtranquilsoul.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/death.html
  8. Sister watch these series: -The end of negative suffering
  9. Definitely agree. I recommend anyone who is interested to watch this series: Also there is a book called 'The power of now' by Eckhart Tolle.
  10. You're welcome. It seems like they don't have it, there are others too that they don't have like the Ahl al-kahf series (the companions of the cave)
  11. I've recently purchased the Mukhtar narrative which is in Persian but has English subtitles from http://www.ahlulbayt.tv/store. I'm looking forward to watching it. I think it's a fun and interesting way to learn about the stories in Islamic history. Some other DVDs they sell (which can be found on the link above) are: -Imam Ali (as) Film series-this is a 22 part film series about the life of Imam Ali (as), it is in Persian and Arabic and subtitles are in English. -Joseph the Prophet (as) film series-language is in Persian and Arabic and subtitles are in English -Reign of Love-This is a film series about the life of Imam Ali Al-Ridha (as), the language is in Persian but subtitles are in English -The Saint Mary-this is a film focusing on the holy status of Lady Maryam. The language is in Persian and Arabic and subtitles are in English. I personally don't really watch movies and I never watch episodes that come on TV in Britain (I think they're too explicit and ruin your mentality) so I think this is a really good and beneficial alternative that you can watch alone or with family and friends. I know that some of these may be available on Youtube which has the advantage of being free but they're not of high quality and some of the episodes may be missing. Plus if you buy them from the website above the money will go to Ahlulbayt tv so theoretically you'll be helping spread the message of ahlulbayt so it'a a win-win! I hope this is of benefit to you. Thank you.
  12. My name is 'Hamdulillah' so that whenever you read it you remember to thank the Allah almighty :D

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