SparkPeople Spark Muslims Team Messageboard Islam the religion of peace, a Semitic religion, which means "submission to the will of God". Muslims accept the Qur’an, as the word of God revealed to His last and final prophet, Mohammed (pbuh). SparkPeople Spark Muslims Team Messageboard Salaam Alaykum Wa Barakatu! Hey, my name is Moses and I am 26 years old. I live in New York City, and today I begun my weight loss Journey. <BR> <BR> I wish you all the very best, and in sha allah we can lose weight together. <BR> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:58:56 EST Ramadan Kareem As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, <BR> <BR> Ramadan Kareem to all Muslims here on Spark! I pray that Almighty Allah is accepting your fasting and growing your soul closer to Him, Insha-Allah. Ameen. <BR> <BR> I am a Muslim living in New England, making strides toward living a happy and healthy life pleasing to the Almighty Allah. I have started a group here on Spark called Healthy By the Sunnah. I would love if people would visit and join in the postings Insha-Allah. I... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:39:37 EST as salaamu alaikum My name is Arsonia. I stay here in Columbia,SC. I hope to get to you in the near future,insha allah. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 15:40:14 EST Have you told someone you appreciate them today? A friend, a relative, a spouse, a child, a co-worker, a neighbor, we all have various relationships with various people. <BR> Sometimes we forget to let those people know that we do appreciate them, and thank them. It could be that a neighbor helped you with something, and you want to show appreciation, a hand written note, a loaf of banana bread or a phone call could do it. <BR> For example if a friend, or relative has given you some sort of advice that you remember some time later, it i... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 16:21:32 EST Read any good books lately? Related to weight loss, nutrition, or anything at all, what books have you read lately that you would recommend to others. Are there any books that are your all time favorite? Sun, 23 Oct 2011 16:05:30 EST What good decision did you make today? Congratulate yourself and share when you make good choices. <BR> We all need positive feedback and need to pat ourselves on the back. <BR> It is important for us to stay positive and focus on our good choices. <BR> Sun, 23 Oct 2011 16:02:51 EST Do you eat breakfast? Are there times you skip breakfast? <BR> Have you noticed what happens when you eat breakfast versus when you skip? <BR> Are there any meals that you choose to skip, other than breakfast? <BR> Do you observe changes in hunger level and your food choices when you skip a meal? Sun, 23 Oct 2011 15:59:27 EST How often do you weigh yourself? Share in this topic and discuss what has worked or not worked... any advice is helpful... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 15:56:26 EST Today I am grateful for... a calm day to work Sun, 18 Sep 2011 09:47:03 EST Ramadan Fasting ASA brothers and sisters <BR> <BR> I know that fasting should not be done when one is ill; I'm just wondering how ill is ill? I'm sure there's hundreds of definitions. Succinctly, I have had some unknown major GI issues going on since March, and I'm afraid fasting could make the problems worse. <BR> <BR> Instead I'm eating less and eating bland for Ramadan, and drinking water. I want to fast, but I want to be healthy too. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else had this problem? Tue, 2 Aug 2011 05:46:46 EST as salaamu alaikum everyone! My name is carla, and i am 23 yrs old, single mom, sparkmember as well as new muslim. it is a little harder to do things that i love to do being muslim, for instance i adore zumba, it is great exercise, it burns so many calories and gives me so much energy. but i abide by the islamic dress guidelines so i feel that i cannot go. when i went i would wear a pair of running capris (not too tight) and an excercise shirt with a long baggy tee over it. there is only one male at the zumba class and i... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 21:05:38 EST When religious solicitors come to your door . . . What do you all do? <BR> <BR> I tell them that i have the bible on my smartphone, which is the truth. <BR> <BR> anyway, i don't have time to discuss religion with them. especially at 6 pm when i'm feeding my kids dinner! <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 20:00:07 EST write the first word this word makes you think of nice Tue, 29 Mar 2011 19:56:48 EST What is the weather where you live? freezing cold Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:58:15 EST When I was a kid ... (can be something silly) i was a princess Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:56:53 EST If there were a rewind button for life ... i would use it for when i got a speeding ticket the other day <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:53:54 EST How many hours of sleep did you get last night? 7 Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:49:05 EST I am ... (A-Z) alright, alhamdulilah Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:48:01 EST Favorite beverage water for sure Thu, 3 Mar 2011 15:27:06 EST What is your guilty pleasure? anything chocolate <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Mar 2011 15:26:22 EST Favorite workout? my favorite is the "Tread Climber" at the gym. They only have one, and someone is always on it. it has two individual mini tread mill things one for each foot and while you walk it moves slightly to simulate walking on the beach. it is VERY tough, but i really love it. <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Mar 2011 15:25:31 EST What TV show are you into these days? me, sadly, none, absolutely no time. <BR> wednesday night, i have caught "The Middle" a few times and it HILARIOUS! <BR> saturday night, i sometimes catch "48 Hours" <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Mar 2011 15:22:19 EST What friends are (A-Z) affectionate Thu, 3 Mar 2011 15:20:20 EST Things you take on vacation (A-Z) apples for the car, since we usually drive to our vacation. Thu, 3 Mar 2011 15:18:45 EST Assalamalaikum Sisters! I'm a 38 yr old mom of 4 living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I'm already with a muslim sisters group here on Spark People, but I thought, why not join this one, the more the merrier, as they say. I married an Italian revert (born in Italy, but immigrated here at age 11). Alhumdulillah, I've lost around 25 to 30 pounds in one year (Nov to Nov), and have about 10 to 15 more to go to be my ideal size, but it's hard to get motivated when I'm already the acheived the size I was before kids/ mar... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 11:20:25 EST Your Mother As we all know, women in Islam are highly regarded and respected. Let us show gratitude to the woman in our lives that bore us. If she is not with us anymore, let us remember her in our prayers. <BR> <BR> Volume 8, Book 73, Number 2 : Narrated by Abu Huraira <BR> A man came to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?" The Prophet said, "Your mother." The man said. "Who is next?" The Prophet said, "Your mother." The... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:45:04 EST Recipes Place to post and share recipes. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:55:42 EST Emoticon for how you feel today. <em>30</em> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:44:31 EST What was the last fruit or vegetable you ate? blueberries Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:43:44 EST Today I got __ Login Points! 7 Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:43:12 EST Girls names, A-Z Aisha Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:42:14 EST Boys names, A-Z Aamir Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:41:41 EST Name one thing that gives you happiness. For me, it is my children. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:39:30 EST Quote of the Day Please share quotes! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:38:21 EST What is everyone doing this weekend? Post any plans you might have...Me, I am going to work on a paper for school... Then teach at my local Masjid, Islamic Studies for elementary school kids. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:09:39 EST January 2011 Challenge New goals for January: <BR> Exercise 30 minutes, 3-5 days a week. If you can't get to the gym, how about running up and down the stairs in your own home? If you don't have stairs, check out a workout DVD from your local library. Post any questions here. <BR> Challenge Starting date:Jan 1, 2011 <BR> Challenge Ending date: Jan 31, 2011 <BR> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:05:23 EST Revival Lets revive this team! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 09:36:15 EST I'm new! Salaam, <BR> <BR> My name is Molly and I'm a convert from Minnesota. I'm married to an Egyptian and have recently moved back to the States after living in Egypt. I thought that I would lose weight overseas and I did initially (walking to the souq, walking to catch taxis, climbing to my mil's 6th floor walk-up apartment, climbing to my sil's 6th floor walk-up apartment *wheeze*,) however I soon discovered Medinat Minawara and their roz bi laban (gamed geddan!!) and I got used to eating either... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 01:32:59 EST Assalamualaikum sistaz, this is Strawberry_lane Im new here and wanting to lose 15-20lbs, may Allah help me and all my muslim sisters here in this journey! Mon, 7 Sep 2009 12:02:40 EST Am I all alone here? I feel like I'm beating my head against a wall here. I try to post at least every few days, in the hopes that others will log on and join the discussion. I've mailed our team leaders asking to be made a co-leader so that I can post goals, etc. So far, there's been no response. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone else out there who wants to activate and inspire this team? If so, leave a post here, and we can work together to find interesting topics, offer support, set goals (we can just start a thr... Fri, 26 Jun 2009 16:14:55 EST Are our leaders active? I haven't seen any posts or guidance from the people listed as our leaders. Are they still active? If so, where are they? What are they doing to help us be motivated and active ourselves? If not, how do we get new leaders? <BR> <BR> Also, we do not have a team icon. How can we get one? This can be a fun, active and helpful group, gaining inspiration and motivation from our deen. At the moment, we are sadly inactive and others will not be drawn to our group if we remain this way. Sat, 13 Jun 2009 17:40:45 EST Assalaamu alaikum -- I'm back! Ok, so I went AWOL right after joining this team. InshaAllah, this time, I'll be able to stick it out and really start to live the healthy life that is more consistent with our faith. <BR> <BR> I hope to be able to check in every day, and see the progress, comments, etc of others on this team. It's a small team, but I think we can get it active if we really work at it. <BR> <BR> Assalaamu alaikum Tue, 9 Jun 2009 10:45:39 EST How many log in points today? Asalaamu Alaikum Sisters!! <BR> <BR> Let's get Spark Muslims moving!! <BR> <BR> You can earn 3 points for every message you post. Instead of doing it on other forums, how about doing it here? <BR> <BR> Just tell us everyday how many points you got on the sparkwheel when you logged in! <BR> <BR> <BR> Easy, right? <BR> <BR> Today I got 3. <BR> <BR> There was a time when I would see 20 and 25 on the wheel but I guess those days are gone. <BR> <BR> How many points did you get today? Sun, 22 Mar 2009 19:05:11 EST new here! Asalam alakum all! <BR> <BR> I did'nt know there was a Muslim team here and just discovered it by accident. Wow am I glad there is! <BR> I have loads of weight to lose and would love to share tips with people who are of the same cultural background as me...esp food wise!! Thu, 4 Sep 2008 12:25:13 EST Salaams AS Salaam Walaikum, <BR> I am new to Sparkpeople. I just joined about 9 days ago and already it is making an impact on me. I am eating better and working out more. My goal is to loose about 15-20lbs. I am trying to get a little more fit before I have my 2nd child (Insha Allah). I don't know how many pounds I've loosed yet because my scale recently broke and I am trying to get one this weekend. But i am definitely on the right track. <BR> <em>247</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2008 12:51:46 EST Welcome to perfectgurl! Just wanted to say Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatulah wa barakatu. Please stop by and introduce yourself. Allah be with you during your journey here. Fri, 9 May 2008 10:54:30 EST Hi! I'm new. Assalaamu alaikum. My name is Melissa. You can call me Honeybee or Mel. Either works for me. I just spent the past hour looking for a Muslim Spark Team. I found three, but joined this one because it looks as though the group is small enough to become a nice little ummah, inshaAllah. I don't see any discussions going on here, so maybe we can open one up and talk about some Quran or Hadith that can help us remain patient while we work toward bettering our health for the sake of Allah. <BR... Thu, 8 May 2008 13:31:22 EST INSPIRATIONAL THREAD Umm Salamah and her story <BR> <BR> <BR> A story of patience, trials and testing times. The hijrah of Umm Salamah and her husband though was not as easy as they had imagined. In fact, it was a bitter and a painful experience. The fruits of making supplication at times of hardship (from below: O Lord give me something good from it..) and the results of trust in Allah. <BR> <BR> Let us leave the story now for Umm Salamah herself to tell … <BR> <BR> When Abu Salamah (my husband) d... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 15:37:20 EST GUIDANCE FOR TODAY Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet(PBUH)SAID <BR> "If people sit in an assembly in which they do not remember Allah nor invoke a blessing on the Prophet, it will be a cause of grief for them on the Day of Judgment." Mon, 4 Feb 2008 15:33:28 EST Where is everyone ? BISMILLAHIRRAHMAANIRRAHEEM <BR> Come on lets get this group motivated to loosing some pounds ! Mon, 4 Feb 2008 15:27:44 EST Asalamualaikum Hi i'm Streamer just stumbled on this o I thought I'd join Mon, 4 Feb 2008 15:26:20 EST