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    So what made you join this forum? Or any other forum you might be part of?
    - Perhaps due to lack of Muslims in your area?
    - Or I'm assuming a number of you live in Muslim populated places, is it difficult to find people whom you can speak about deen/socialise with?
    - Or perhaps you're quite shy?
    - Or perhaps you prefer socialising/interacting by keeping some distance?
    - Or you prefer not to go out? [female?]
    - Or?
    Many people are part of other social media these days...
    Last edited by Rahma.; 12-09-18, 11:15 AM.

  • #2
    Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah

    Welcome to the forum, sister.

    If I recall, it was because I needed a bit of advice on the best way to write a letter to a disgruntled customer and was led here by a Google search... (:p)

    I didn't use it for roughly another seven years, until I thought I'd use the 'souk' section one day...

    LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAH
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    "And if you would count the graces of God, never could you be able to count them. Truly, God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Qur'aan 16:18)
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    • #3
      I had a question i wanted an answer to
      So i joined

      after that carried on reading and ended up posting more

      i just saw stuff related to islam on uf from google

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      • #4
        walaykum salam,

        Before Ummah forum, there used to be ummah chat waaaay back in the old days. I was hooked on ummah chat. We had a lot of Islamic debates and discussions on there as well as conversations about other stuff and several ummah chatters got to know each other quite well, in fact some of them married each other. Then around 2002, ummah forum was added- it was like an expansion in that it was running as well as ummah chat but I rarely used ummah forum. By 2006, ummah chat was changing, different people were on there, some problems arose and some controversies which led to the main admin deciding to shut ummah chat down altogether. Many ummah chat addicts wanted to stay in touch and still have an online hang out so ummah forum seemed to be the logical choice at the time, though having said that, the vast majority of people I knew on ummah chat have since disappeared and I have no idea what became of most of the old timers. I've no idea where most of them are now, I can count on one hand the number of ummah chatters I could contact now if I wanted to. I'm curious enough that I'd like to know what became of many people but wouldn't know where to find them as some old phone numbers and email addresses would've changed and most don't use this forum anymore, but it's nice to see Sajid is still on here. Sajid is the real foundation that has kept things running so well and neither place would've functioned anywhere near as well if it weren't for him.

        I'd love to know what became of those old timers such as Sidra, Epoa, Asmaa, The General and especially Rebel K. Rebel K was the most mature person in the chatroom and among the admins even though he was probably the youngest. I hope x fusion/Abdulhakeem is okay.
        The Lyme Disease pandemic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5u73ME4sVU

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        • #5
          I can't really pinpoint a specific reason. I think I started lurking UF out of boredom. This is the only forum I use, though. I don't know of any others.

          I prefer this forum to social media because I don't feel that there's much substance to the posts over there. I feel that this forum is much more interesting because of the different perspectives expressed throughout a single thread. I learned a lot from because of that. If I wanted to make friends I'd stay on social media, though. There are way more sisters I can relate to there, and although everyone was friendly, I feel that it wasted my time. I still prefer this forum over discord because of how the sections are organized. I found the groups there to be weird, anyway.

          I also like the sense of community on a forum. There's a limited amount of members and you end up becomeing familiar with them and they become familiar with you. The amount of profiles on social media is almost overwhelming.
          Last edited by .khayriyyah.; 12-09-18, 03:09 PM.
          "Had Allah lifted the veil for his slave and shown him how He handles his affairs for him, and how Allah is more keen for the benefit of the slave than his own self, his heart would have melted out of the love for Allah and would have been torn to pieces out of thankfulness to Allah. Therefore if the pains of this world tire you do not grieve. For it may be that Allah wishes to hear your voice by way of duaa. So pour out your desires in prostration and forget about it and know; that verily Allah does not forget it."
          - Ibn al Qayyim (rahimahullah)

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          • #6
            At the time it was for Dawah to Non-Muslims...
            ​​​
            Watch those eyes

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            • #7
              They made me
              يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ ٱعْبُدُوا۟ رَبَّكُمُ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَكُمْ وَٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

              O mankind, worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you may become righteous

              Surah Al Baqarah ayah 21

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Fakhri View Post
                Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah

                Welcome to the forum, sister.



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                • #9
                  Originally posted by neelu View Post
                  walaykum salam,
                  Before Ummah forum, there used to be ummah chat waaaay back in the old days. I was hooked on ummah .
                  Wow, that's quite some time ago. I can imagine it being a fun time for the members...
                  I agree, when you get used to certain people and then part ways you wonder what happened to them. Feels a tad bit sad(?) to have lost contact after all the good times and growing together in Deen etc. A lot of people visit the net/are online these days so they may be around somewhere... :)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by .khayriyyah. View Post
                    I can't really pinpoint a specific reason. I think I started lurking UF out of boredom. This is the only forum I use, though. I don't know of any others.

                    I prefer this forum to social media because I don't feel that there's much substance to the posts over there. I feel that this forum is much more interesting because of the different perspectives ...
                    Agree, forums structure makes discussions easier; on some social media, discussions happen on a specific persons page/profile, is limited, and discussion topics depend mostly on what the page owner wants to talk about. I don't find those appealing. Agree with the sense of community too and less overwhelming. :)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by aynina View Post
                      They made me
                      Who? :D

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rahma. View Post

                        Who? :D
                        When i converted through a website chatislamonline.org they reccomended me to come on here
                        يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ ٱعْبُدُوا۟ رَبَّكُمُ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَكُمْ وَٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

                        O mankind, worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you may become righteous

                        Surah Al Baqarah ayah 21

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                        • #13
                          Lack of Muslims.
                          8 powerful habits to succeed


                          1. Wake up early!
                          2. Do it as soon as possible, you could die tonight so make the best of today
                          3. Remember your life is unique, don't compare yourself to others. Use that jealousy as an energy to make your life a success"
                          4. Have healthy habits. Set a time each day to exercise. Try with the mindset you're only going to do some jumping jacks for 5 seconds and the next thing you know, you're doing a workout!
                          5. Read, read, read. Ponder over the Qur'an, learn more. Put the idiot box (TV) away
                          6. Take note. Desires make slaves out of kings and patience makes kings out of slaves.
                          7. Results aren't just worldly. Results are also about perseverance, retaining dignity, being honest, being honourable, doing good unto others.
                          8. Always encourage others especially our brothers and sisters, let them know making mistakes is okay, we all make mistakes, do not ever undermine them and make them feel incompetent. This id also true for the dunya, so what if they don't get the maths sum right the first time, that is what LEARNING is.

                          NEW UPDATE

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJubtizAEfU


                          Watch this when you're distressed!

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