Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Let's find common things that unites us!!!

Today, I would like to share the common things that unites us across diffeent faith holders or religious groups who are playing blame game accussing each other naming, shaming, claiming and labelling each other as a terrorist.

I just wonder when we've so much common things among each other than why hate and rate each other just because our way of believing same thing (god) is different.

The word "Amin or Amen" that our Christian brothers and sisters used are also used by other religion believers such as Jewish and Muslim.

Muslims use the word ʾĀmīn (Arabic: آمين) when concluding a prayer or first Surah, Muslims use it after reciting the first surah (Al Fatiha) of the Qur'an, with the same meaning as in Christianity. The Islamic use of the word is similar to the Jewish and Christian use of the word.

Amen (also pronounced Ahmen, Aymen, Ameen or Amin) is a word which is used in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to express agreement with God's truth. It is believed to have originated from an ancient Semitic word consisting of three consonants: A-M-N. In both Hebrew and Arabic, this root word means truthful, firm, and faithful. Common English translations include "verily," "truly," "it is so," or "I affirm God's truth."

This word is used in Judaism and Christianity as an ending word for prayers and hymns. When saying "amen," worshippers confirm their belief in God's word, or affirm agreement with what is being preached or recited.

In Islam, the pronuciation "ameen" is often recited during daily prayers at the end of Surah Al-Fatihah (the first chapter of the Qur'an). It is also said during and at the end of personal supplications (du'a).

Any use of ameen in Islamic prayer is considered optional (sunnah), not required (wajib). The practice is based on the example and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. He reportedly told his followers to say 'ameen' after the imam (prayer leader) finishes reciting the Fatiha because: "If a person's saying 'ameen' at that time coincides with the angels saying 'ameen', his previous sins will be forgiven."

There is some difference of opinion among Muslims about whether "ameen" should be said during prayer in a quiet voice or a loud voice. Very few debate about whether it should be said at all; its use is widespread among Muslims. http://islam.about.com/od/prayer/f/Ending-Islamic-Prayers-With-Ameen.htm

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