Just curious - how many muslims are on mumsnet?(1000 Posts)
I know mumsnet has a wide and diverse population and I tend to recognise some MN usernames as regulars. Just intrigued to know how big/small a community it may be.
Of course, I respect that there may be those who do not wish to even identify themselves for various reasons - which is fine too.
I am not asking for 'religiousness' levels or any vital stats! Nor is this a muslim-only thread or an 'no non-muslims' thread.
If you really wish to tell me that you are not a muslim, that is fine too
<Waves enthusiastically to all muslims and non-muslims>
Do you know of any muslim events, gathering, conferences...etc around London? I want to physically meet other muslims and learn more about Islam. No matter what we know about our religion there is always more to learn. I am also interested in making new muslim friends
I can assure you that Salafis are very friendly believe in the oneness, tawheed; no shirk or biddah.
Following the quran and the sunnah.
Salafi is the path of the first three generations of Muslims,known as "salaf",as the Prophet (swallallaahu alaihi wassallam) said:
"The best of mankind is my generation,then those who came after them,then those who came after them"(Saheeh Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim)
So the "salaf" are the pious earliest generations of Muslims. This title refers to the Companions of the Prophet (swallallaahu alaihi wassallam),their followers and those who followed them. their importance was emphasised by the Proiphet (swallallaahu alaihi wassallam) in his saying:
"There shall not cease to remain a group from my nation victorious upon the Truth,they are unharmed by those who abandon them and those who oppose them. They will remain in that state until they fight the False messiah,the Dajjaal"(Saheeh Muslim)
The Prophet (swallallaahu alaihi wassallam) clarified that this group would be his companions (may Allaah be pleased with them) and those who followed them when he (swallallaahu alaihi wassallam) said:
"And this nation of Muslims will divide into 73 sects,all of them will go to the Fire except one."
and when asked which is the saved sect, he replied:
"That which I and my Companions are upon today."(Authentic hadeeth in Tirmizi)
So a "Salafi",therefore is any individual who keenly and sincerely follows the way of the Salaf to the best of his ability.
Hi all - Good to see I was missed and looking forward to the Muslim Tearoom!
walaykum salaam sis,
we will miss u! was nice getting to know u!
what eva happened to meet up idea....
easter holls coming up!
Congratulations on your good news crescent, and perhaps you should invite the queen over to yours for a cup of tea? [hot beverage] You might give a better impression than did the king of Morocco many years ago, when he left her sat on a wall for hours and then stood her up for a better invitation!
Rocketeer thanks for that feedback, it's really nice to know we haven't given an entirely awful impression of ourselves!
We're finishing are we? is that cos we're nearly at 1000? Perhaps we should entitle the next thread 'come and have a cup of tea with a Muslim', 'the Muslim tearoom', of course then we would have to decide whether we would allow sheeshas or not...at least that's what happens in my town every time a cafe run my Muslims opens up! Thanks everyone for all the support, interesting conversations and links, and special thanks to cote for keeping us on our toes, and cuddleup for joining in, and lots of others (gosh I feel like I'm making an oscar speech now, time to go...)
The cup of tea video is beautiful - I hope it goes viral!
I look forward to meeting you on the next thread and if anyone wants to invite me over for a cup of I'll be there.
THank you again for your kindness and friendship.
are we finished now but why? I enjoyed getting to know you all!
Crescent, my mum and dad used to invite our neighbours over for tea quite often. Used to be really nice. It made one of our neighbours change her mind about selling up and leaving the area - we were the only pakistani muslms in the area.
Ok. Will leave this thread to end. Some great contributions. Been lovely chatting with you all. Lots of love and hugs to my fellow Muslim and non-muslim mnetters.
Salaam my lovelies.
I am not a Muslim, I am not religious at all but I have really enjoyed this thread as it has made me much more aware and 'educated' about different faiths and cultures. So thank you x
We are nearing the end of this thread folks.....should we create another one and continue? What should the title be???
Ok I've just read the comments posted on the Economist article. They are horrid and racist. They remind me of a recent incident in Chipping Norton in David Cameron's constituency. The local Muslim population (a small group of people) wanted to use a room in a former shop as their mosque. The council approved the change of use but then the owner of the shop received threatening phone calls and has now refused to rent the shop to the local muslim community because of the threats.
V V depressing. Welcome to 21st Century Britain.
Very sorry for invading your thread - thanks for being so tolerant!
Nailak thanks for reading the article I linked to. I liked it - not because of their adoption of a new dress code - but because I really admired the passion of these young women for their new found faith. They sounded so mature. WOnderful! I agree with the sentiment about western culture can seem so shallow and really doesn't improve the lot of women. Personally I dread my sweet little DD becoming a teenager...
Crescent I never read all the comments at the bottom of the Economist article I'll go back and read them.
Interesting article cuddleup I recognise a lot of what those women are saying. Think it goes much deeper than the dress code though. I also feel like I no longer compete with men in order to be equally valued. Like I can be female (and really female!) and proud, if that makes sense.
cuddled up what is your opinion on that? is it just the about dress?
Hi there - here's an interesting article about how islam is the new feminism!
Yeah, I had the same thing, and in fact I just stuck to maternity/feeding bras, as I'm still breastfeeding anyway (not for much longer though).
after wearing maternity bras for so long, underwires and that just feel uncomfortable, i find myself looking for bras that look like maternity bras but are not maternity bras! lol
I should publically declare that I not pregnant, but shamefully still wearing maternity and feeding clothes 2 years on from my last pregnancy (comfortable and practical).
Lost I had a special breastfeeing cover, you can get them on ebay. Although at first glance they appear no better than a scarf, they're actually really good as the fabric is just stiff enough that it creates a little tent arount the baby that you can peep into and see what's going on, and no-one can see anything. I breastfed anywhere and everywhere and never had a problem.
santuary it's really nice that you still think about the stuff we all talked about.
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