The End - 2000 to 2009

It was reported from Abu Qutadah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about fasting on the Day of Arafah. He said, ‘It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.’ Narrated by Muslim.

Tomorrow is the 9th of Dhul Hijjah which is known as the Day of Arafat. It’s also Thanksgiving Day in America. Time for some Turkey iftar!


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    1. Abdullah November 25th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

      Turkey Iftar FTW!

    2. askMuslis.com November 25th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

      May Allah guide us all to fast on this great day and take advantage of it. Ameen.

      This is a great deal for one day you will get two years free, SubanAllah the mercy of Allah.

    3. miloservic November 26th, 2009 at 7:16 am

      hi, behind ‘thanksgiving’ is a lie told by history teachers,

      see this :http://www.blackyouthproject.com/blog/2009/11/the-lies-history-tells-part-1-happy-thanksgiving/

      Thousands of years before Governor Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony proclaimed the ‘official’ Thanksgiving Day in 1637, North American Indigenous people across the continent had celebrated seasons of Thanksgiving. ’Thanksgiving’ is a very ancient concept to American Indian nations. The big problem with the American Thanksgiving holiday is its false association with Native Americans, the infamous ‘Indians and pilgrims’ myth.

      It is good to celebrate Thanksgiving and to be thankful for your blessings. It is not good to distort history, to falsely portray the origin of this holiday and lie about the truth of its actual inception.

      Here are some accurate historical facts about the true origin of this American holiday that were taught to me by one of my mentors, Paul Hill.

      ‘Thanksgiving‘ did not begin as a great loving relationship between the pilgrims and the Wampanoag, Pequot and Narragansett people. In fact, in October of 1621 when the ‘pilgrim’ survivors of their first winter in Turtle Island sat down to share the first unofficial ‘Thanksgiving’ meal, the Indians who were there were not even invited! There was no turkey, squash, cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie. A few days before this alleged feast took place, a company of ‘pilgrims’ led by Miles Standish actively sought the head of a local Indian leader, and an 11 foot high wall was erected around the entire Plymouth settlement for the very purpose of keeping Indians out. Officially, the holiday we know as ‘Thanksgiving’ actually came into existence in the year 1637. Governor Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony proclaimed this first official day of Thanksgiving and feasting to celebrate the return of the colony’s men who had arrived safely from what is now Mystic, Connecticut. They had gone there to participate in the massacre of over 700 Pequot men, women and children, and Mr. Winthrop decided to dedicate an official day of thanksgiving complete with a feast to ‘give thanks’ for their great ‘victory’.

      Why is history so imprecise? And what else should I not trust about what I learned in my grade school history classes. Why perpetuate a lie? Let us face the truths of the past, and give thanks that we are learning to love one another for the rich human diversity we share.

    4. Pimpin Dawah November 26th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

      Sun goes down at about 4:30 in some parts of the US at this time. Maybe even earlier in others.

      It’s really not that difficult to fast at this time. Inshallah, hope we take advantage of it.

    5. Ismaeel Malik November 26th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

      @Miloservic: http://ismaeelmalik.blogspot.com/2009/11/yawm-al-arafah-coincides-with.html

      I hope that’ll teach us all a lesson or three.

      Salaam

    6. Asmarani November 26th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

      It is not good to celebrate “Thanksgiving” Day because it is a “holiday” invented by christians as a religious festival therefore it is not permissible to imitate non-muslims especially in their religious “holidays”.

      It’s really sad when we have so many ignorant muslims celebrating the “holidays” of the christians. What’s next, X-mas?

    7. Ismaeel Malik November 27th, 2009 at 3:47 am

      @Asmarani: I have an explaination in these links:

      http://ismaeelmalik.blogspot.com/2009/11/yawm-al-arafah-coincides-with.html

      http://ismaeelmalik.blogspot.com/2009/11/november-26-thanksgiving-day-are-you.html

      I dare you to say what you said again after reading these two posts.

      Thanks. ‘Eyd Mubaarak by the way.

      Salaam

    8. My lips like onion November 28th, 2009 at 10:03 am

      The reason I FORGOT TO FAST IS THAT MY FATHER DIDN’T WAKE ME UP FOR SUHUR.

    9. Asmarani November 28th, 2009 at 10:09 am

      You don’t have to make your intention to fast on a optional day such as the Day of Arafat during the night. You have up until the start of the Dhuhur time. As long as you didn’t do anything that would have invalidated you fast. In other words if you woke up at 9am and you didn’t eat or drink and do anything else that would invalidate your fasting, then you can still make the intention to fast for that day. Of course during Ramadan one has to make the intention the night before.

    10. Asmarani November 30th, 2009 at 6:56 am

      @Ismaeel Malik, Maybe there is something wrong with my eyes but I didn’t see any Religious proof for what you said.

      Therefore: It is not good to celebrate “Thanksgiving” Day because it is a “holiday” invented by christians as a religious festival therefore it is not permissible to imitate non-muslims especially in their religious “holidays”.
      It’s really sad when we have so many ignorant muslims celebrating the “holidays” of the christians. What’s next, X-mas?

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