Asalamualaikum every one!
Boy am I passionate about Islam! I am normally quite shy but mention Islam and the cat releases my tongue! I can talk about it for ages. Seriously.
One thing I want to share with you guys is that the Muslim and Non-Muslim have VERY different views on life. What I mean is that generally, Muslims know the the secret to happiness is being content with what Allah (god) as given you. But the average non Muslim feels differently: he/she feels that happiness comes from doing whatever you want. But is this right? Life is not fair. It rarely goes the way we want it to. But the thing is , Allah has planned something better for you. Dont you agree? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrOt4-kHvOc. This video is Shaikh Navaid Aziz telling us why we go through trials and tribulations, etc.
The secong thing I want to share with you guys is my thoughts on Forced Marriage. Causes loads of emotional upset and distress. Why? Because you are forcing someone to do something they dont want to do. The Wikipedia defenition for forced marriage is: Forced marriage is a term used to describe a marriage in which one or both of the parties is married without his or her consent or against his or her will. A forced marriage differs from an arranged marriage, in which both parties consent to the assistance of their parents or a third party (such as a matchmaker) in identifying a spouse, although the difference between the two may be indistinct. So, forced marriage is clearly different from arranged marriages, which is what many Muslims do. I recently read a book on forced marriage, Its called But its not fair by Aneeta Prem ans is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=But+its+not+fair+by+Aneeta+Prem. Ok, bye for now!