Monday, January 28, 2008

LivingHalal Practical Advice for Brothers

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakato

You are invited to the LivingHalal teleconference series!

Show # 2 in this series is about practicing Islam in public for brothers living in America.

Call in at 3 PM (EST/New York time) on Sunday, Feb 3rd, 2008!
Phone Number: 712-432-3900
Conference Access Code: email livinghalal (at) g m a i l

Our guest speaker will be Br. Mutah Napoleon and other brothers, who will be covering topics such as:
- Figuring out how to pray outside of home.
- Beard-related issues.
- Shaking hands with non-Mahram women.
- Traveling as a Muslim :)
- Hanging out with men instead of women :)
- Lowering your gaze in the gym
- Attending events that have alcohol

We will have a short discussion for 20 minutes, and then we will open up the floor for questions from the audience either by phone, or through the comments of this post.

Looking for some practical tips to make your life easier? Join in on the call!

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3 Comments:

At 2/03/2008 08:15:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum

When will you guys post the YouTube recording on the forum? I won't be able to 'attend' the seminar.

Question:
If we are unable to purchase our own gym equipment due to financial constraints, then can we go to a gym, as long as we continue to make the effort to lower our gaze and avoid paying attention to the music?

I know it's not a fatwa session, but I would appreciate some naseeha on the issue.

 
At 2/04/2008 10:56:00 PM , Blogger Fit said...

Wa alaikum assalam,

In my humble opinion,
you can first look for alternatives, such as just getting a treadmill or a bike, and doing pushups etc.

Also, in some building complexes they have small gyms that are unoccupied for many hours and don't play music.

If you must go to a gym, you should treat it like any other public place, like shopping mall etc. following proper ettiquette and modesty etc.
It may help if you bring your own mp3 player and listen to lectures or nasheeds, etc.

Alhamdulillah we have many halal options, so if you feel at all uncomfortable in any situation, and feel like you are doing something wrong, then avoid it. Also, Other Muslim brothers in your community may be in a similar situation as yourself, so you can ask them for advice.

And Allah Knows Best.

Let me know if you have any further questions and please stay tuned to Living Halal's conference calls, Insha Allah I might be expounding upon this and other relevant topics in an upcoming program.


I hope you found this advice beneficial, and I ask Allah to forgive us for our shortcomings.

Jazak Allah Khairan.
May Allah reward Brother Living Halal for his efforts.

Your Brother in Islam,
-Safi (FitnessForMuslims, coming soon)

 
At 4/09/2008 11:52:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we really Living Halal? There are many occasions when we violate the rights of others.
Some examples:
At work we come in late and then chat all day long.
While at the traffic light we stop half way crossing the line, thereby violating the rights of pedestrains.
This is Zulm. Isn't it.
What do you thing LivingHalal?

 

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