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Guest Lectures

MST Styre and Imam Office welcomes Sheikh Abdul Rahman from Kenya. He will be with us for two months inshAllah. The sheikh will deliver short lessons ...

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Importance of Qurbani in Islam

One of the special gifts that Allah (swt) has blessed the Muslim Ummah is a specific time of the Islamic Calendar. During this time period, acts of ob...

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Importance of Life and Responsibili...

Muslims, who believe in Day of Judgment, regard the world as a place of test, and consider life as the limited time assigned for the completion of thi...

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Duties towards parents in Islam

Download the full Khutba Prophet (PBUH) also said. "It is one of the greatest sins that a man should curse his parents." It was asked (by the peopl...

Guest Lectures

MST Styre and Imam Office welcomes Sheikh Abdul Rahman from Kenya. He will be with us for two months inshAllah. The sheikh will deliver short lessons (Islamic Dars) after prayers. He also holds long Islamic session every Saturday between Magrib and Isha prayers and is willing to meet those who wants to gain Islamic knowledge. We invite all brothers and sisters to participate in these lectures and get benefit from Sheikh.

MST Styre og Imam Kontor ønsker Sheikh Abdul Rahman fra Kenya. Han vil være med oss i to måneder inshAllah. Sjeiken vil levere korte leksjoner (islamsk Dars) etter bønner. Han har også lang islamsk sesjon hver lørdag mellom Magrib og Isha bønn og er villig til å møte dem som ønsker å få islamsk kunnskap. Vi inviterer alle brødre og søstre til å delta i disse forelesningene og få nytte av Sheikh.

Importance of Qurbani in Islam

One of the special gifts that Allah (swt) has blessed the Muslim Ummah is a specific time of the Islamic Calendar. During this time period, acts of obedience and worship are extremely advantageous. And with every year this time period visit different seasons with the lunar cycle. Allah announces a sale, special tilbud of mercy, blessings and presenting gift of great rewards during these seasons.

Abu Hurairah relates that the Messenger of Allaah (PBUH) said, “There are no days more loved to Allah for you to worship Him therein than the ten days of Dhul Hijja. Fasting any day during it is equivalent to fasting one year and to offer salatul tahajjud (late-night prayer) during one of its nights is like performing the late night prayer on Lailatul Qadr.”

Another virtue of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah is that the Day of ARAFA (9th day of Dhull Hijja). The Day of ARAFA is a great day during which Allah frees many of his worshippers from the fire of Hell. The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “There is no day during which Allah frees more worshippers from the fire of Hell than during the day of ARAFA”.

“Udhiya”, sacrificing of animals is also obligatory in other religions. Allah ordered the obligation of “Udhiya” in the same way as Allah ordered Fasting.

The sacrifice of a healthy and well-cared for animal has great great rewards in the eyes of Allah. Hazrat Ayesha reports that the Prophet (PBUH) said,”The son of Adam does not perform any actions on the day of sacrifice which is more pleasing to Allah than the shedding of blood. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgment with its horns, hair, and hooves. The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground – (Tirmizi).

In another hadith Prophet (PBUH) said “Whoever has the capacity to sacrifice (animal) and does not do so, should not come to the place where the Eid prayer is offered.”
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Importance of Life and Responsibilities of Muslim Youth

Muslims, who believe in Day of Judgment, regard the world as a place of test, and consider life as the limited time assigned for the completion of this test. Owing to this sense of responsibility and associated feelings, true Muslims behave seriously and responsibly throughout their life, just like the student who is taking an examination paper with his entire attention on it, with mind, body, and soul. It is, therefore, not suited to a Muslim to be involved in the exchange of abusive words, back-biting, lying, listening to dirty songs and indecent talks. The Prophet (PBUH) once said, “Allah has forbidden for you, to be undutiful to your mothers, not to pay the rights of the others And Allah has hated for you to involve in vain, useless talk, or that you talk too much about others, (Allah disliked) to ask too many questions (in disputed religious matters) and (Allah disliked) to waste the wealth (by extravagance).
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Duties towards parents in Islam

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Prophet (PBUH) also said. “It is one of the greatest sins that a man should curse his parents.” It was asked (by the people), “O Allah’s! How does a man curse his parents?” The Prophet said, “The man abuses the father of another man and the
latter abuses the father of the former and abuses his mother.” (Bukhari 8:4)

And Abu Usayd al-Badri reports that in he Islam was sitting the Holy Prophet (PBUH) when an Ansari came and asked, “O, Prophet, does some right of my parents remain on me even after they have died?” Prophet (PBUH) said, Yes. Praying and
seeking forgiveness for them, fulfilling the promises they had made to someone, being kind and respectful to their friends and showing mercy and generosity to their blood relatives. These are the rights of your parents still due against you, even after them.

Once a man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good company? The Prophet said: Your mother. The man said, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim).
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Rights of other people over us

Orphans in Islam
The Prophet (PBUH) said “Whoever touches the head of an orphan (with love), solely for Allah, a good deed will be written to his account for every hair over which he passed his hand, and whoever treated an orphan with goodness and kindness, he and I will be close to each other in Heaven as these two fingers and he held his two fingers together”

Prophet (PBUH) also said “The best house among the Muslims is one where an orphan is well treated, and the worst house among the Muslims is one where an orphan is badly treated.”

Neighbors in Islam
Prophet (PBUH) was asked” “Who is a neighbor ?”
He answered: “Your neighbors are forty houses ahead of you and forty houses to your back, and forty houses to your right and forty houses to your left.”

Prophet (PBUH) advised his companion, Abu Tharr: “If you cook something with gravy, increase the gravy and send some of it to your neighbours.” (Al-Bukhari).

The Prophet (PBUH) also said, “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should not hurt his neighbor and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should serve his guest generously and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should speak what is good or keep silent.” (Al-Bukhari)

Poor and Needy
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “One who struggles to help the widows and the poor is like the one who fights in the way of Allah. Then the Prophet (PBUH) added: “I shall regard him as the one who stands up (for prayer) without rest and as the one who observes fasts continuously”. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

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My path to the truth

My path to Islam was long and in hard times. It was difficult for me to convert, and then I just searched for more information. When i converted to Islam, I kept secretly to my husband and family. I prayed secretly, but I recently I have told to everyone. Here is about my story.

Little bit about me
I am 21 years old girl from Sør-Trøndelag. I have a dream to be a doctor and therefore I’m studying medicine. While studying, I’m also working as an office assistant in a construction company. I have married to my husband since three and a half year. I like to traveling, reading, gym, and I am interested in cars. Last but not least. It was three years ago I converted to Islam.

My interest in Islam began at 14 years old
Fall of 2009, I became a Muslim after declaring Shahada and Islam became important part for my life. The story was started when I was 14 years old, it was in connection with a school project about religion. I started looking for information, which I continued even after the project was over. Previously, religion was never important for my life before Islam came to me. I did not learn very much about Islam at that time, I just learned the basic things, but I felt Islam is the true religion. When I turned to 15 years old, I told my mom and my stepfather that I wanted to convert to Islam. I knew that I can convert to any religion I wanted after I have turned 15 years old. I thought it was a right time to convert to Islam but my parent disagreed. They said they had no problem with my converting and would support me 100% if I it was that I wanted it but they requested not before I have learned more and gathered more information. They meant that I can’t be a Muslim before I know more. I was angry and sad, but it might be a good idea to learn a little bit more. I continued to gather more information, but I never told it to anyone.

I got a strong feeling to learn more
In this period I met a man who became my husband now. He is from Turkey, and we met by chance on the internet. My husband is Muslim, but this was not a topic we discussed that much in our early years marriage. There was a lot I wanted to ask, but I was just too shy and afraid to say something wrong. Although I had not yet converted, I started practicing Islam. First things first I learned was prayer/ salah. I printed several pages from the internet with step-by-step descriptions and Suhr (chapters of the Qur’an) and began to try. Time moved very slowly when I had to read word for word, but gradually I began to remember more and it became easier. When I did it all by heart and knew what the words mean, the prayer was really important for me. I felt close to Allah and peace and confidence, and I continued to pray five times a day. I borrowed a Qur’an from the library and it was the first time I have read the entire book. It was another great experience for me, and every word I read, I confirmed that this is correct. Previously, it was just part of my curiosity when I learnt something important. After I read the Qur’an for the first time, it was no longer just a curiosity, but something is certain. I had done a fasting in Ramadan every year since I was 16 years old.

Practicing Islam in Turkey and my Shahada
I moved to Turkey when I was 17 years old, and for the first time I learned Islam in practice. I never told anyone that I wanted to convert, but I learned much secretly. I learnt about Ramadan and Eid Fitr, the Islamic holiday, and visited Masjid. I also learned the correct pronunciation of the Suhr (chapters of the Qur’an) which I had memorized previously. Summer 2009, just after I was 18 years old, I got married with my husband. I also had to travel back to Norway a few months after the wedding to take an exam. It was at fall 2009, I decided to convert to Islam even though I have been practicing Islam for several years, and my dream came through. I had learned so much over the years, and I felt more confident that this is true. I declared the Shahada and felt a great joy.

Eating Disorders, Depression and the time before the convention
Before I became a Muslim, I was very depressed and struggled with eating disorders. It all started when I was 11 years old. I never felt that I was good enough and thought nobody liked me. Self-harming and suicide attempts were more in my mind. After I started believing in Allah, and especially after I began to pray, everything has changed. I realized that life was much more than the little things I worried myself. I know that only Allah knows what my future would be, and what I could do was to try my best to be a good Muslim and a good person. These made my depression almost disappeared. There are still hard days somehow but when I pray I get more strength and more confidence.

Supportive family
Summer of 2012, I was ready to tell my family. I thought they already had realized it since I had been practicing in Islam for several years, but it was not the case. They were also surprised, but this time they supported me 100%. Just before Ramadan, I got an email from my stepfather with a link to download a regular app to my phone. Firstly I was laughing, but then I was crying. The short e-mail meant so much to me. Finally I knew they have been supporting me, and I was incredibly relieved. In my retrospection, I am glad that my parents refused me to convert when I was 15-year-old. Even I was sure that it was my right. I still have much to learn. In recent months I have also told it to my in-laws and my friends, and now everyone knows who I am: a Trønder-Student, Office worker and Muslim.