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SixTen
09-10-2008, 11:00 PM
It had a couple who had converted to Islam a few years ago. He told his story, of how he found muslims to be such a great community. He was from Gambiya, where he told as to just the manner of muslims, like how charitable they were - how giving they were. How, when he would walk pass muslims who were eating rice from a plate, they would not continue until he sat down and ate with them. He asked them why they do so much, they answered "This is Islam".

It is indeed, a forgotten dawah in western countries (from my experience anyway). Muslims seem very detached to everyone else, so the disbelivers get a negative view of muslims. If they all were shown the beuty, wouldn't have that been the best dawah to them.

This isn't new things, we have heard many people converting from just having good experiences from muslims. I guess this is just a reminder.

Wasalams.
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wildkat
09-11-2008, 12:53 PM
What was the programme called?
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Hamayun
09-11-2008, 02:13 PM
The programme was called "Funny thing about Ramadan"

To be honest I found it very annoying. It was presented by this woman who was gonna do the first fast of her life and she was making such a big deal out of it.

She was making it sound like fasting was some sort of life endangering daredevil act.

I didn't like it.
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DaNgErOuS MiNdS
09-11-2008, 02:22 PM
^ I just caught the last bit where some lady said i might even keep another fast and the it finished.
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Re.TiReD
09-11-2008, 03:49 PM
Originally Posted by SixTen
It had a couple who had converted to Islam a few years ago. He told his story, of how he found muslims to be such a great community. He was from Gambiya, where he told as to just the manner of muslims, like how charitable they were - how giving they were. How, when he would walk pass muslims who were eating rice from a plate, they would not continue until he sat down and ate with them. He asked them why they do so much, they answered "This is Islam".

It is indeed, a forgotten dawah in western countries (from my experience anyway). Muslims seem very detached to everyone else, so the disbelivers get a negative view of muslims. If they all were shown the beuty, wouldn't have that been the best dawah to them.

This isn't new things, we have heard many people converting from just having good experiences from muslims. I guess this is just a reminder.

Wasalams.
AssalamuAlaykum

Masha'Allah. This is the first I've heard about this programme but it is indeed true that showing non-Muslims the beauty of Islam can be the best Da'wah.

Invite all to the way of Your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching. And argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious. [16.125]

WassalamuAlaykum
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SixTen
09-11-2008, 05:51 PM
Originally Posted by Hamayun
The programme was called "Funny thing about Ramadan"

To be honest I found it very annoying. It was presented by this woman who was gonna do the first fast of her life and she was making such a big deal out of it.

She was making it sound like fasting was some sort of life endangering daredevil act.

I didn't like it.

I agree somewhat, however atleast she did try it - and she did educate alot of people about ramadan positivly as a whole in my opinion.
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wildkat
09-11-2008, 09:00 PM
Originally Posted by Hamayun
I didn't like it.
I just watched it now, didnt like it either.. god that woman was so annoying!!
But I was amazed by the story of those two sisters, medina and.. (cant remember the other one lol)
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doorster
09-11-2008, 10:07 PM
it is still available to view on BBC iPlayer (looks like a comedy program to me)
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IbnAbdulHakim
09-11-2008, 10:49 PM
^ but WHY?
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doorster
09-11-2008, 11:09 PM
Originally Posted by IbnAbdulHakim
^ but WHY?
I only watched the first one minute (or so) of it, the very atmosphere made me feel ill you've got to watch it to appreciate it, I just cant get past the first minute nor can I explain why (without it being seen as me insulting some person/faith/creed/sect or the other).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00dczz3/
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Uthman
09-14-2008, 03:21 PM
I just watched it, it wasn't exactly my dream fulfilled but it was better than nothing. Sukina Douglas (from the couple you are talking about, I think) is one of the presenters of city sisters on Islam Channel which my mum watches.
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Tania
09-14-2008, 04:13 PM
I can't see BBC1 but from what i read until now i don't understand where is the funny thing from Ramadhan.
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Z-Blade
09-14-2008, 04:31 PM
:sl:,

Originally Posted by SixTen
It had a couple who had converted to Islam a few years ago. He told his story, of how he found muslims to be such a great community. He was from Gambiya, where he told as to just the manner of muslims, like how charitable they were - how giving they were. How, when he would walk pass muslims who were eating rice from a plate, they would not continue until he sat down and ate with them. He asked them why they do so much, they answered "This is Islam".

It is indeed, a forgotten dawah in western countries (from my experience anyway). Muslims seem very detached to everyone else, so the disbelivers get a negative view of muslims. If they all were shown the beuty, wouldn't have that been the best dawah to them.

This isn't new things, we have heard many people converting from just having good experiences from muslims. I guess this is just a reminder.

Wasalams.
Indeed, it's about leading by example more than anything, and Shaykh Khalid Yaseen was saying something like that in a talk, he said something like "Invite them over for dinner. But no, these days Muslims don't want to do that, you wanna give da'wah to them in the corriders, outside on the street and other places. " etc. blah.

Originally Posted by JσℓιєFℓєυя
Invite all to the way of Your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching. And argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious. [6.125]
I guess there's a reason why Allah said invite to the way of Your Lord with WISDOM first before anything? :')

It's actually Surah 16 though, not 6 :O :

16:125
ادْعُ إِلِى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَجَادِلْهُم بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ
invite with wisdom and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided.

Though from the tafsir Wisdom (Hikmah) means this:

Allah commands His Messenger Muhammad to invite the people to Allah with Hikmah (wisdom). Ibn Jarir said: "That is what was revealed to him from the Book and the Sunnah.''

http://www.tafsir.com/default.asp?sid=16&tid=28368

Wassalam.
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doorster
09-14-2008, 04:37 PM
It's actually Surah 16 though, not 6 :O :
typing error?
you wanna give da'wah to them in the corriders, outside on the street and other places. " etc. blah.
people do what they are able to do (according to their circumstance). Not all of us are in position of or have resources of khalid yasin

Ma'asalaama
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Re.TiReD
09-16-2008, 01:04 PM
Originally Posted by doorster
typing error?
:) JazakAllah khayr
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